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Obituaries

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  • Mary E. Schreiber, 86: Devoted wife, mother also volunteered to help others

    BRUNSWICK — Mary E. Schreiber, 86, of Kimberly Circle, died Jan. 19 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, the third of five children of George Sidney and Alverda Kennedy Wagoner, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She was educated in Downingtown schools and earned a bachelo...

  • Mary P. Mitchell, 78

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary P. Mitchell, 78, of South Portland, died peacefully on Jan. 19, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and a short illness following a fall. Born on March 11, 1936, she was the younger daughter of Andrew J. Flaherty and Barbara C. (Davis) Flaher...

  • Mary E. Schreiber, 86: Devoted wife, mother also volunteered to help others

    BRUNSWICK — Mary E. Schreiber, 86, of Kimberly Circle, died Jan. 19 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, the third of five children of George Sidney and Alverda Kennedy Wagoner, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She was educated in Downingtown schools and earned a bachelo...

  • Mary P. Mitchell, 78

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary P. Mitchell, 78, of South Portland, died peacefully on Jan. 19, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and a short illness following a fall. Born on March 11, 1936, she was the younger daughter of Andrew J. Flaherty and Barbara C. (Davis) Flaher...

  • Adelaide L. Curran, 89: Talented dressmaker brought joy to brides, children

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Adelaide Lillian Curran, 89, of Harriet Street, died Jan. 19 at the Springbrook Nursing Center in Westbrook, with her family by her side. She was born in South Portland on June 7, 1925, the daughter of Walter G. and Hazel Mae Haggett Coffen. She attended local s...

  • Linda M.L. Polkey, 67

    FALMOUTH — Linda Marie Larrabee Polkey, 67, of Falmouth, died Jan. 12 after a short illness at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarbrough, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Portland on Aug. 22, 1947, the daughter of Rose (Villacci) and Allen Larrabee.

  • Robert W. Scarlata, 77: Physician was always 'on call,' never stopped learning

    YARMOUTH — Robert William Scarlata, 77, of Yarmouth, died suddenly on Jan. 12. Scarlata was born in Boston on Aug. 26, 1937. He enjoyed dancing, and at one time was the jitterbug champion of the city. But from a young age, he loved figuring out how things "worked." He spent many...

  • Mildred Currie, 89

    FALMOUTH — Mildred Currie, 89, of Falmouth, died peacefully on Jan. 8, with her two sons at her side. She was born in Lewiston on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942, and from the University of Maine in 1946.

  • Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83: Longtime legislator, community leader devoted life to service

    PORTLAND — Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83, of Concord Street, died at his home on Jan. 17. Brannigan was born July 16, 1931, in Brunswick, to Joseph and Fern (Pearl) Brannigan. He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., after serving i...

  • Margaret Furbush, 87: Love of sports, family ran deep

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Margaret ("Peggy") Furbush, 87, a lifelong resident of Cash Corner, died Jan. 13 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Margaret (Hackett) Fitzpatrick and James J. Fitzpatrick, the Portland High Schoo...