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Obituaries

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  • Kazimierz J. Szczepanski, 93: 30-year Navy vet was always learning

    TOPSHAM — Kazimierz "Ski" John Szczepanski, 93, of The Highlands, died peacefully, with his family by his side, on March 21. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on Feb. 25, 1922, a son of Adam Szczespanski and Katherine Rogowoki. He attended Trenton schools and earned a GED....

  • Venise Lewis, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Venise Lewis, 92, of Hawthorne Street, died March 25 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Brunswick on Oct. 25, 1922, the daughter of Charles Jr. and Eva Gamache Charron. She attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High ...

  • Linda L. Wallace, 72

    BATH — Linda L. (Gilliam) Wallace, 72, died March 24. She was born July 9, 1942, in West Point, to Freeman and Vida Gilliam. She attended Morse High School, in Bath. In 1964, she married Lafayette Wallace, and the couple resided in Phippsburg to raise their family. When s...

  • Roger W. Dolan, 89: Decorated veteran served as legendary coach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Roger "Mickey" William Dolan, 89, of Spurwink Avenue, died March 13 at an assisted living facility, Birchwoods at Canco, in Portland. Born Oct. 13, 1925, in Portland, he was the son of James D. and Betsey (Bjorkman) Dolan. Roger graduated in June 1944 fro...

  • Linda L. Bragdon, 69

    SCARBOROUGH — Linda L. Bragdon, 69, died peacefully March 19 at Pine Point Nursing Center, following a long illness. She was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Portland, the daughter of Leroy B. and Dorothy I. Black Levangie. She attended local schools and graduated from Scarborough High Sc...

  • Maxine L. Steeves, 82: Longtime Bean worker enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, family

    FREEPORT — Maxine L. (Corson) Steeves, 82, of Freeport, died March 25 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She was born in Skowhegan on May 7, 1932, a daughter of Aleius and Isabell (Avery) Corson Sr. She grew up in Skowhegan, and attended local schools. Steev...

  • James Nitsche, 81: Former Marine became Portland district fire chief

    PORTLAND — James Nitsche, 81, a longtime resident of Hicks Street, died March 23 at the Barron Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Buffalo, New York, a son of Joseph and Eleanor (Harris) Nitsche. In 1951, during the Korean War, James enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. While ...

  • Frances C. Parisi, 82

    PORTLAND — Frances Catherine Parisi, 82, of Portland and formerly of Yarmouth, died March 16. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 1932, the daughter of Fiore and Frances (Petrucci) Parisi. She attended elementary school in Yarmouth and then attended North Yarmouth Academy....

  • Ralph C. Baxter Sr., 83: S.P. councilor, teacher served community in many ways

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ralph Clinton Baxter Sr., 83, of South Portland, died March 20, with his family by his side. Baxter was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Ashland, to Ralph K. and Alice H. Baxter. After graduating from Ashland High School in 1949, Ralph C. attended the University of Maine,...

  • Donald W. Cushing Sr., 90

    SCARBOROUGH — Donald W. Cushing Sr., 90, of Scarborough, died peacefully at his home on March 23. Born in Franklin, New Hampshire, on Sept. 6, 1924, Cushing was the eighth son – and one of 13 children – of Patrick J. and Frances Weston Cushing. Donald gra...