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Obituaries

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  • Anna I. Douglas, 92

    TOPSHAM — Anna Ione Douglas, 92, of Western Avenue, died Sept. 13 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Douglas was born June 30, 1922, in Brunswick, the daughter of Clarence and Wilhelmina Fitz Griffing. She attended Topsham and Brunswick schools, graduating from Brunswick High...

  • Raymond C. Hill, 74: Talented mechanic could fix 'just about anything'

    SCARBOROUGH — Raymond Clayton Hill, 74, of Scarborough, died Sept. 10, with his wife, Judy, by his side. Hill was born Dec. 20, 1939, in Fryeburg, the son of Fred and Adelaide (Mann) Hill. He was raised in Fryeburg and attended Fryeburg Academy. At age 18, he started working a...

  • Neils S. Johnson Jr., 92: Veteran, edited model-railroad news for 30 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Neils Sofus Johnson Jr., 92, died Sept. 1 from complications of a stroke. Johnson was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Portland, the only child of Neils and Annie Johnson. He grew up on the family's 80-acre vegetable farm on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough. The land is now i...

  • Robert F. Pikor, 72: In Peace Corps, police, teaching, gave to others

    CUMBERLAND — Robert F. Pikor, 72, of Cumberland Center, died Aug. 24. Pikor was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 6, 1942, the son of Frank J. and Helen (Plis) Pikor. He grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and after high school, Pikor went on to graduate from Gannon Uni...

  • Andrew M. MacDonald, 42: Traveled, mapped the world

    PORTLAND — Andrew Michael MacDonald died Sept. 4 following a courageous battle with colon cancer, with his wife by his side. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, on July 6, 1972, but lived much of his childhood in Bermuda and Saudi Arabia. He returned to Ottawa to attend high school, and w...

  • Sanjay P. Choolani, 25

    PORTLAND — Sanjay Prakash Choolani, 25, of Portland, died Sept. 4. He was born in the city on July 21, 1989, a son of Prakash and Jyoti Choolani. He graduated from Deering High School, with top honors, in 2008. He continued his education at Bryant University in Rhode Island, earning ...

  • Anna M.B. Allen, 94

    BRUNSWICK — Anna Marie Burgess Allen, 94, died Aug. 20 at Bowdell House, in Brunswick, after a period of declining health. She was born in Yarmouth on Aug. 27, 1919, to William Tracy Burgess and Flora Belle Mason Burgess, and grew up on her parents' farm in Woolwich. She attended Mor...

  • Richard S. Porter, 85

    TOPSHAM — Richard Sterling Porter, 85, of Governor's Way, died Aug. 24. He was born May 14, 1929, in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of W. Edwin and Mabel Saunders Porter. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University and University of Virginia Law School. Lat...

  • Herman N. Brown, 75: Lifelong lobsterman loved the sea

    HARPSWELL — Herman N. Brown, 75, of West Cundy's Point, died Aug. 23 at Mid Coast Hospital, with friends and family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Phippsburg on Feb. 20, 1939, the son of Raymond C. and Elsie E. Smith Brown. He graduated from Morse ...

  • Clare F. Buccigross, 96

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Clare Frances Buccigross, 96, of Cape Elizabeth, died Aug. 28 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Buccigross was born May 8, 1918, in Boston, a daughter of James B. and Hazel Scott Freeburn. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Newton High School. She at...