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Obituaries

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  • Barbara A. Hughes, 86

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara A. Hughes, 86, of Cape Elizabeth, died May 22. Hughes was born in South Portland on Nov. 16, 1928, to Harry Spencer Royles and Maude Lyndel Cunningham Royles. She attended South Portland schools, and spent memorable childhood summers on Peaks Isla...

  • Butch Tanguay, 71: Musician played abroad and in Maine, was known for patience

    SCARBOROUGH — Butch Tanguay, 71, died May 21 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born Dec. 7, 1943, in Portland, the son of Edmond G. and Phyllis A. (Brigham) Tanguay. Growing up, he enjoyed spending time on Prouts Neck at the cottages of his grandfathers. Butc...

  • Donna J. Wallace, 74

    BRUNSWICK — Donna Jeannine (Hersom) Wallace, 74, died May 19 at her home in Brunswick, with her family by her side. Wallace was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Medway, the second-youngest of 12 children of Frederick Hersom and Beatrice (Brewer) Hersom. Donna attended Bath schools....

  • Barbara A. Hughes, 86

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara A. Hughes, 86, of Cape Elizabeth, died May 22. Hughes was born in South Portland on Nov. 16, 1928, to Harry Spencer Royles and Maude Lyndel Cunningham Royles. She attended South Portland schools, and spent memorable childhood summers on Peaks Isla...

  • Bernard J. Elfring, 84: Served community, Scouts for 5 decades

    YARMOUTH — Bernard "Bernie" Joseph Elfring, 84, of Yarmouth, died at home on May 19 after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Queens, New York, a son of Bernard A. and Catherine (Foley) Elfring. In 1953 he married Judith Ann Read, and together they raised five...

  • Jacquelyn M. Davis, 66

    YARMOUTH — Jacquelyn McCurdy Davis, 66, died May 19 at her home, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. Davis was born May 24, 1948, in Lubec, the fifth of six children of Helen Ardella Myers Glazier and James William McCurdy. After the death of her father when Jacq...

  • Edward R. Anania Sr., 80: Longtime storekeeper was proud of family, heritage

    PORTLAND — Edward R. "Ed" Anania Sr., 80, died unexpectedly on May 15 at Maine Medical Center. Anania was born in Portland on June 5, 1934, a son of Italian immigrants, Pietro and Linda DelMonte Anania. The second-youngest of eight children, he was raised on Newbury Street in Portlan...

  • Martin E. Gribbin, 54

    PORTLAND — Martin E. Gribbin, 54, of Portland, died at his home May 18 after a long illness. He was born in Portland on June 9, 1960, the son of Norma (Pettis) Gribbin and John Gribbin Jr. A longtime resident of the city who attended Portland schools, Martin worked at Ven...

  • Lois E. Ewing, 86

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Lois Elizabeth Ewing, 86, died peacefully May 15 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 5, 1928, in the Scarborough home of her parents, Lowell F. McLaughlin and Hazel M. (Morse) McLaughlin. She married Warren Elwood Ewing Jr. on Oct....

  • Richard A. Pyne, 78: 'Singing School Bus Driver' gave to community in many ways

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Richard A. "Dick" Pyne, 78, a longtime resident of South Portland, died May 14 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with his family at his side. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1936, to Charles F. and Rosemary E. (Dickenson) Pyne....