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Obituaries

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  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...

  • Merlin A. White, 75

    SCARBOROUGH — Merlin A. White died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on July 19, following a battle with cancer. White was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Ludlow, the son of Cyril and Velma White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963. White married...

  • William Henry Franklin IV, 80: Coast Guard veteran, cherished family gatherings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — William Henry Franklin IV, 80, died at his home April 27, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Merrimac, Massachusetts, July 20, 1933, a son of William Henry III and Alice Mae Franklin. He graduated from Merrimac High School, class of 1951. ...

  • Cecile M. Rector, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Cecile M. Rector, 92, died April 21, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 30, 1922, a daughter of Zephirin and Marie Levesque Lapierre. She attended school in Lewiston and Brunswick. She met the love of her life, Otto V. Rect...

  • James M. McCartney, 85

    PORTLAND — James M. McCartney, 85, of Portland, died April 20, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Portland a son of James J. and Mary Fox McCartney. He attended parochial schools and was a 1946 graduate of Cheverus High School. McCartn...

  • Miriam Lary Johnston, 93: Active in community, devoted to Red Sox and Pats

    GORHAM — Miriam Lary Johnston, 93, a longtime resident of Gorham, died April 18. She was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on Feb. 13, 1921, the daughter of Stanley C. Lary and Theo Wilson Lary. She was raised in West Medford, Massachusetts, and attended Medford Public Schools. ...

  • Douglas Harold Biggs Jr., 59

    BRUNSWICK — Douglas Harold Biggs Jr., 59, died April 10 after a six-month battle with leukemia. He was born March 27, 1955, in Passaic, N.J., to Douglas and Joan Biggs. He was raised in Bricktownship, N.J., where he stayed until age 18 when he joined the Navy. Many people knew...

  • Vincent C. Abramo Sr., 87

    BRUNSWICK — Vincent C. Abramo Sr., 87, died April 9 after a brief illness. He was born in Boston, Mass., on July 7, 1926, to Sebastiana and Giuseppe Abramo. Later, his family resided in Medford, Mass. Following high school, he worked for Demare Brothers in Boston until his enlis...

  • Louise E. Thibeault Sr., 84: Veteran, former firefighter

    BRUNSWICK — Louis E. Thibeault Sr., 84, died peacefully April 19 at the Horizon’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brunswick. He was born in Brunswick Sept. 3, 1929, the son of Emile J. Thibeault and Rose Bouchard Thibeault. He attended St. John’s School and was ...

  • Rosalyn F. Williams, 76

    GEORGETOWN — Rosalyn F. Williams, 76, died peacefully at home on April 18, surrounded by family. She was born in Bath on Sept. 2, 1937, the daughter of Lloyd E. and Aurelia E. Pinkham. She graduated from Morse High School in 1955. On Nov. 7, 1956, she married John D. Williams Jr...