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Obituaries

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  • Peter E. Anania, 85: City's first rescue squad leader helped build neighborhood business

    PORTLAND — Peter Emery Anania, 85, died July 31, surrounded by his family. Anania was born April 2, 1930, and survived polio at a young age. The disease affected his life profoundly, weakening his legs and lungs. But he lived with grace  and dignity, sharing his love of life wit...

  • Mary C. Pickering, 92

    PORTLAND — Mary C. Pickering, 92, of Virginia Street, died Aug. 1 at her home. She was born in Portland on April 17, 1923, a daughter of Edward C. and Elizabeth A. (Carter) Harrigan. She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School in the class of 1941. Mary ...

  • Anne B. Philippon, 77

    TOPSHAM — Anne B. Philippon, 77, of Philippon Drive, died July 14 after battling Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) since her diagnosis in March 2014. Philippon was born Sept. 28, 1937, in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of David and Pia Maria Edwards.



  • Jennie M. Belanger, 98

    BRUNSWICK — Jennie M. Belanger, 98, of Shea Road, died July 19. She was born in Bath, the daughter of Leon N. and Etelda (Menard) Belanger. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and graduated from Morse High School. Jennie was employed at LaVerdiere’s Drug Store...

  • Catherine B. Lee, 95

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Catherine B. Lee, 95, died July 13 at South Portland Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past several years. Lee was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Ashland, a daughter of Henry and Rose Theriault Beaulieu. She was educated in Ashland schools. Catherine moved t...

  • Vincent A. Migliaccio Jr., 75: Entrepreneur thrived on business, family life

    FREEPORT — Vincent "Vin" Anthony Migliaccio Jr., 75, of Freeport, died July 4 at his home, with his family by his side. Migliaccio was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Vincent Sr. and Mary Catherine Migliaccio. He grew up in Fairlawn, Rhode Island, and married Marg...

  • Lillian G. Robinson, 89

    FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Lillian Grover Robinson, 89, a former resident of North Yarmouth, died July 3, surrounded by her daughter and two dogs. Born Nov. 14, 1925, she was the youngest of 15 children of Fred S. and Marie (Bouvier) Liberty. She grew up in North Yarmouth and graduated fr...

  • Joan M. DeWachter, 90

    YARMOUTH — Joan M. DeWachter, 90, died peacefully July 14 in her home at Bay Square at Yarmouth. She was born July 24, 1924 in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Albert Leo Zeitler and Eleanor Tyler. DeWachter was very active in youth scouting, serving as a den mother for Cu...

  • Audrey C. Jacobson, 78

    CUMBERLAND — Audrey Christine Jacobson, 78, of Cumberland, died July 7 at Falmouth by the Sea. Jacobson was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Worcester, Massachusetts, a daughter of Georgianna (Remillard) and Henry Valentine Alsop. She attended Grafton, Massachusetts, schools and graduated from ...

  • Florence N. Brosnan, 87: Longtime teacher never stopped learning

    PORTLAND — Florence "Claire" (Noonan) Brosnan, 87, of Portland, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died July 13 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by family. Brosnan was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Medford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Francis J. and Florence (Dunphy) Noonan. She graduated from Gir...