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Obituaries

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  • Donna J. Wallace, 74

    BRUNSWICK — Donna Jeannine (Hersom) Wallace, 74, died May 19 at her home in Brunswick, with her family by her side. Wallace was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Medway, the second-youngest of 12 children of Frederick Hersom and Beatrice (Brewer) Hersom. Donna attended Bath schools....

  • Barbara A. Hughes, 86

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara A. Hughes, 86, of Cape Elizabeth, died May 22. Hughes was born in South Portland on Nov. 16, 1928, to Harry Spencer Royles and Maude Lyndel Cunningham Royles. She attended South Portland schools, and spent memorable childhood summers on Peaks Isla...

  • Virginia P. Crosby, 78

    YARMOUTH — Virginia P. Crosby, 78, died peacefully on March 13, with her family beside her. She was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and attended college in Rhode Island. There she met her husband, Rufus "Red" Crosby. After marrying, the couple lived in Laconia, N...

  • Mary A. Foley, 82: Hard-working retail employee made family, others feel special

    PORTLAND — Mary A. (Sloan) Foley, 82, of Portland, died March 11 at her home. Born in Portland on May 9, 1932, she was the daughter of Arthur and Lillian (Nimblett) Sloan. She graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School with the class of 1951. An active and independent p...

  • Ellen Gillespie, 45

    PORTLAND — Ellen "Ro Ro" Gillespie, 45, of Portland, died March 3 after a long illness, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 21, 1969, to William and Evelyn (Nute) Gillespie, who predeceased her. She also was predeceased by a sister, Mary Jane. Ellen is survived b...

  • Doris M. Belanger, 86

    TOPSHAM — Doris M. Belanger, 86, of Prospect Street, died March 2 in Portland, with her family by her side. She was born in Eagle Lake on Oct. 19, 1928, the daughter of Wilfred and Mabel (Shorette) Raymond. The family moved to Brunswick when she was 10, and she attended St. John...

  • Lucille Burke, 84

    BATH — Lucille Burke, 84, died in her home on March 4, due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Burke was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Waterville, to Arthur and Eda Hackett. After graduating from Portland High School, she moved to Bath. There she worked at the ...

  • Richard McCrocklin, 81: Navy veteran served abroad, beloved at home

    BRUNSWICK — Richard McCrocklin, 81, of Brunswick, died March 3 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick. He was the youngest of four children born to Claude and Bessie Mae Vann McCrocklin. He lived in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, and finished his schooling in Shrevepor...

  • John P. Doody, 70: Veteran, well-known fisherman was also known for his generosity

    SOUTH PORTLAND — John P. Doody, 70, of South Portland, died Mar. 3 at the Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation. He was born July 12, 1944, in Portland to Edmund and Elsie (Rohan) Doody. John grew up in Scarborough and graduated in 1962 from Scarborough High...

  • Georgianne L. Guare, 91

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Georgianne L. Guare, 91, of South Portland, died peacefully on March 6. She was born in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada, on Jan. 12, 1924, to Alfred and Marie (Morneau) Lebel. As a young woman, she moved to Maine to seek a career, and went to work as a...