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Obituaries

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  • Norman L. Smith, 93: Lifelong North Yarmouth resident served nation, town

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Norman L. Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of the town who traced his roots to its original settlers and even to the Mayflower, died Oct. 9. He was born in North Yarmouth on July 21, 1921, the son of Lester F. and Mildred Leighton Smith. Smith graduated in 1939 fr...

  • George J. Willhoite, 92

    FALMOUTH — George Jay Willhoite, 92, of Falmouth, a U.S. Army veteran who survived some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, died Oct. 15. Willhoite was born March 13, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa, the second son of George Buford Willhoite and Mabel Trumbauer Willhoite. A...

  • 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...

  • David J. Hartill, 90: Veteran and BIW welder, loved fishing

    FREEPORT — David Jefferson Hartill, 90, a resident of East Street in Freeport and formerly of Brunswick, died July 9 at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. Hartill was born July 5, 1924, in Maspeth, New York, a son of Jefferson M. and Hetsel A. (Wils...

  • G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92

    YARMOUTH — The Rev. G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92, of Cousins Island, Yarmouth, died July 14, with his wife of 27 years, Esther, by his side. Mountfort was born Jan. 20, 1922, the son of George R. and Helen (Hinckley) Mountfort. He is survived by his wife, Esther Robie (Bl...

  • Louis A. Atripaldi, 77: Longtime resident loved Maine fishing

    PORTLAND — Louis Alphonso Atripaldi, 77, of Portland and Fort Meyers, Florida, died with his family at his side in Fort Meyers on July 12. Atripaldi was born in Portland on Jan. 26, 1937, a son of Vincenzo and Mary Atripaldi. He lived most of his life in Portland. In 1958, he married...

  • Frances A. Plain, 79

    PORTLAND — Frances A. Plain, 79, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, and formerly of Portland, died July 12. Born July 20, 1934, in Portland, she was a daughter of William Dorr Smith and Gladys Maude Barter Smith Dyer. A longtime resident of Portland's East End, Plain was a devout Cat...

  • Richard D. Hewes, 87: Longtime lawmaker served state, community

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Richard D. Hewes, 87, of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully at his home on July 8. Hewes was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Biddeford, the second son of Clyfton and Frances (Libbey) Hewes, and was raised in Saco. He graduated from Thornton Academy, where he lettered in three sp...

  • Lucille P. Caron, 80

    BRUNSWICK — Lucille P. Caron, 80, of Maple Street, died July 3 at home with her family by her side. Caron was born in Brunswick on Nov. 26, 1933, the daughter of Cecile Brassard and Lucien Pinette. She grew up with two brothers, Lionel and Paul, and together the family often enjoyed ...