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Obituaries

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  • Margaret Dionne, 73

    BRUNSWICK — Margaret "Peg" Dionne, 73, of Merrymeeting Road, died July 5 at Mid Coast Hospital. Dionne was born in Bath on Aug. 18, 1940, the daughter of James Kenneth and Christine Dowe Coffin. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1958 and from the Katherine Gibbs School of B...

  • Michael M. Gragen, 66

    TOPSHAM — Michael M. Gragen, 66, of Cathance Road, Topsham, died at Parkview Adventist Medical Center on July 5 after a two-year struggle with multiple myeloma. Gragen was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Derby, Connecticut, the only child of Harry and Ruth Gragen. After growing up in Shelton,...

  • Evalyn L. Nulle, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Evalyn L. Nulle,93, died at Mere Point Nursing Center in Brunswick on July 1. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 17, 1920, and was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1998. He had served as executive director of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce after moving fro...

  • Sharon Brasier, 66: 'Swam each stroke' with her children

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sharon Brasier, 66, died July 3 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a prolonged struggle with alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, a genetic condition. She was born in Portland on Nov. 1, 1947, to John and Hazel Jameyson, and was a lifelong resident of South P...

  • Jacqueline D. Butler, 88

    SCARBOROUGH — Jacqueline D. Butler, 88, died July 4 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Butler was born on April 12, 1926, in Natick, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ira and Ida (Severson) Dean. She grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated from high school in 1943. After ...

  • Frances R. Bloxam, 79: Traveler, noted children's book author

    BATH — Frances Ronelle Bloxam, 79, died at her home on July 5. Bloxam was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Tremont, Illinois, the daughter of Michael and Mabel Freidinger Beyer. She graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she met and married her hu...

  • Jeffrey D. Gustafson, 53

    BRUNSWICK — Jeffrey D. Gustafson, 53, of Stevens, Pennsylvania, died July 5 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Feb. 2, 1961, in Milton, Florida, a son of Victor L. and Janice (Pigford) Gustafson Sr. Gustafson was employed at MGS Inc. in Pennsylvania as a machinist assem...

  • Frances J.F. Sweetser, 78: Yarmouth native, ran lunch counter

    YARMOUTH — Frances Jane Freeman Sweetser, 78, of New Gloucester, died July 4 at Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, with her family by her side. She was born in Yarmouth on May 18, 1936, the second of five girls of Mary Jane (Richards) and Gardiner Mansfield. She grew up in the t...

  • Charles W. Redman Jr., 94: Veteran, Fish Exchange director

    PORTLAND — Charles Whitney Redman Jr., 94, died July 1 at his home in Portland after a long illness. Redman was born in Corinna on Feb. 15, 1920, the son of Charles and Carrie Mae Redman. His family soon moved to Bangor, where he attended public schools and graduated from Bangor High...

  • Lorna Y. Hersom, 81

    BATH — Lorna Y. Hersom, 81, died June 22. She was born in Bath on Aug. 20, 1932, the daughter of James and Etta York. As a child, she lived in Phippsburg but resided in Bath for most of her adult life. She was a hairdresser by trade. She was predeceased by her parents; hu...