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Obituaries

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  • Josephine Atlass, 88

    PORTLAND — Josephine Atlass, 88, died April 13. She was born March 22, 1926, in New York City. She attended New York schools and graduated from Hunter College. She married Hadley Atlass in 1950 and raised two sons in New York. In 1971, they moved to Orr's Island and purch...

  • Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69: Marine Corps veteran, longtime police officer

    PORTLAND — Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69, died April 11. He was born in Yarmouth, formerly of Falmouth, a son of Louis and Mary Serfes. He was the youngest of five children and attended Falmouth schools. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962, and after 2 1/2 tours in Vietnam, h...

  • Ellen Elaine Holt, 62

    BRUNSWICK — Ellen Elaine Holt, 62, died April 10 at her home. She was born Jan. 11, 1952, in Houlton, the daughter of Allen and Marjorie Ellen McPherson Flewelling. She married Charles Lee Holt in Brunswick on July 3, 1987. She attended Spindlworks and was involved...

  • Charles E. Johnson, 91: Army veteran, lifelong truck driver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Charles E. Johnson, 91, died April 9 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brewer Nov. 20, 1922, a son of Einar P. and Jennie Johnson. He graduated from Brewer High School, class of 1942. Immedia...

  • Jeffery B. Pert, 55: Award-winning Maine cartoonist

    BRUNSWICK — Jeffrey B. Pert, 55, of Brunswick died unexpectedly April 4 in Portland. He was born Nov. 27, 1958, in Bath, the son of Perleston L. and Jacqueline E. Pert. He grew up in Winslow, where he formed many lifelong friendships, and graduated from Winslow High School in 19...

  • Alexander S. Coffin, 30

    BATH — Alexander S. Coffin, 30, died April 5 with his family by his side at Maine Medical Center in Portland, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born Sept. 22, 1983, the son of Mary Coffin. He attended Bath Schools and graduated from Morse High Schoo...

  • Ruth Nihan Konecki, 93: Family matriarch, nurse, sports fan

    FALMOUTH — Ruth Nihan Konecki, 93, of Falmouth,  died at home on March 29, in the company of her family, following a lengthy illness. The only daughter of George and Annie Katherine Nihan, she was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Lynn, Mass. She spent her younger years in the company...

  • Marjorie Frances Marr, 93

    FALMOUTH — Marjorie Frances Marr, 93, died April 2 at Sedgewood Commons, after several years of declining health. She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Medford, Mass., the oldest child of Edwin Badger Greenyer and Leona Merriman Greenyer. She grew up in Malden, Mass., and attended loca...

  • Mary Louise Nunziato, 80

    YARMOUTH — Mary Louise Nunziato, 80, of Yarmouth, died April 9, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Brighton, Mass., on April 19, 1933, the only daughter of John E. Nunziato Jr. and Cecile Blackburn Nunziato. The family moved to Portland in the 1940s. Sh...

  • Virginia Adair Turner Wintle, 91: Longtime secretary, enjoyed reading

    PORTLAND — Virginia Adair Turner Wintle, 91, died peacefully April 6 at the Barron Center in Portland. She was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Palmyra, to parents Manzer Turner, a farmer, and Rachel Tibbetts Turner, a housewife and school teacher. She attended a one-room school ho...