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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...

  • Gail F. Rice, 57: Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation co-founder

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Gail F. Rice, 57, died June 21 at her home after a two-year battle with cancer. She was born June 17, 1957, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a daughter of Toivo O. and Anna Maki. She graduated from Gardner High School in Massachusetts, Class of 1975. She received he...

  • Ernest L. Frost Sr., 84

    BRUNSWICK — Ernest L. Frost Sr., 84, died June 15 at his home in Brunswick. Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, on Aug. 19, 1929, he was the son of Harry and Mary Frost. He attended schools in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Vermont, then joining the Navy in 1945, where he served as a ma...

  • Joan Elinor Wilson Laskey Hoppe, 85

    TOPSHAM — Joan Elinor Wilson Laskey Hoppe, 85, of Topsham, died June 17 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, following a brief illness. She was born April 12, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Floyd and Gladys Wilson. She attended Bunganuc Rural School, graduated from Br...

  • Andrew Patrick Dolan Jr., 83: Navy and Air Force vet, traveled the world

    COUSINS ISLAND — Andrew Patrick Dolan Jr., 83, of Yarmouth, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Cousins Island June 15. He was born April 18, 1931, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York, by his parents, Andrew Patrick Dolan Sr., a native of Ireland, and There...

  • Fred Hamren, 83

    FALMOUTH — Fred Hamren, 83, died June 16 in Falmouth.  Born in Chicago on June 21, 1930, he attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in civil engineering. It was there that he met the love of his life, Marcia. During college, he left to serve four ...

  • Paul S. DePalmer, 71: Owned Paul's Services Inc., enjoyed cooking lobster

    PORTLAND — Paul S. DePalmer, 71, of Portland, died at his home June 19 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Portland on March 22, 1943, to Samuel and Yolanda DePalmer. He attended Portland schools. In 1963, he married Joyce Bunker and they enjoyed 49 years together ...

  • Jonathan Weil Reitman, 65

    BRUNSWICK — Jonathan Weil Reitman, 65, local and international conflict resolution advocate, teacher, and writer, died June 7 at a local hospital after a battle with cancer. He was born in New York City on Oct. 3, 1948, a son of Sydney and Marian Weil Reitman. He was a graduate ...

  • Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107

    BATH — Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107, affectionately known as "Mamie," died June 7.  She was born May 10, 1907, to George W. Staples and Bina Emily Weymouth in Lincoln. She was one of 10 children. The large family moved to Bath where she met her husband, John H. Sylvester. They...