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Obituaries

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  • 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...

  • Gaetano A. Viola, 92: Veteran, fished for more than 50 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gaetano "Kita" Anthony Viola died July 15 at his home in South Portland, with his family by his side. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Portland, Gaetano was the son of Saverio and Filomena (Rossini) Viola. He grew up in Portland's “Little Italy” neighborhood on Newb...

  • Linda Filley Laguerre, 70: Local interior designer, volunteer

    BRUNSWICK — Linda Filley Laguerre, 70, died early April 18. She was born in Troy, New York, in May of 1944 to Family Court Judge Marcus L. and Dorothy M. Filley. She grew up in rural Rensselaer County and attended Emma Willard and St. Agnes schools. A natural athlete, she excell...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • John Stanton Tewhey, 93

    SOUTH PORTLAND — John Stanton Tewhey, 93, died April 17 at Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 25, 1920, a son of William F. and Clara Legendre Tewhey. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Lewiston High School, where he was a star athle...

  • Joseph L. Bieber, 89: Purple Heart recipient, active in community

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Joseph L. Bieber, 89, died April 7 at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough. He was born in Harriman, N.Y., on May 17, 1924, a son of George and Matilda Bieber. He attended local schools and was a 1942 graduate of Central Valley High School. Following h...