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Obituaries

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  • 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....

  • Jack H. Clark Sr., 81

    BRUNSWICK — Jack Henry Clark Sr., 81, of Robinson Avenue, died May 13 at his home. He was born in Castle Hill on Oct. 15, 1933, the son of Raymond H. and Violet M. Boyles Clark. As a child, Jack attended a one-room school house in Castle Hill but moved to the Brunswick ar...

  • Margaret F. Devlin, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Margaret F. Devlin, 93, of High Street, died May 12 at Hawthorne House in Freeport. She was born March 18, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Orosz) Peter. She attended Brooklyn schools. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Thomas Devlin. He ...

  • Patricia J. Watkins, 66

    CUNDY’S HARBOR — Patricia J. Watkins, 66, died May 9. Watkins was born Sept. 17, 1948, to Eugenia and Joseph Cussano in Yonkers, New York. She attended parochial and public schools in Yonkers and Pleasantville, New York, graduating from Pleasantville High School in 1966.

  • Marion J. Hebert, 79

    FALMOUTH — Marion J. Hebert, 79, of Falmouth, died peacefully May 11 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Bath on June 24, 1935, she was the daughter of Cleveland and Bertha (Morse) Holbrook. She spent her childhood in Winnegance, and was a 1953 graduat...