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Obituaries

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  • Cecile M. Levesque, 84

    BRUNSWICK — Cecile M. Levesque, 84, died peacefully Jan. 17 at Dionne Commons, following a long illness. She was born in Brunswick on July 6, 1930, a daughter of Alfred and Delia Bernier Thibeault. She was educated at St. John’s School. On August 30, 1952, she marri...

  • Ruth L. Robson, 89

    BATH — Ruth L. Robson, 89, a resident of The Plant Home, died Jan. 19 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care in Brunswick. She was born in Orono on April 23, 1925, a daughter of Edmund Sr. and Della Commeau St. Peter. She grew up in Bath and was educated at Bath schools, graduating fro...

  • Warren W. Hoffer, 78: Veteran created rich musical legacy

    TEMPE, ARIZONA — Warren Wayne Hoffer, 78, died Nov. 6 of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on Aug. 17, 1936, the first child of Alfred and Malvine Hoffer. Hoffer served in the U.S. Army, and was a sol...

  • Dorothy O. Kangas, 92: Seamstress never lost her Southern accent

    PORTLAND — Dorothy Oliver Kangas, 92, died Oct. 27 at the Barron Center in Portland, with her children by her side. She was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Cadiz, Kentucky, the oldest of eight children of Helen and Nathan “Carter” Oliver. In 1945, she married Raymond Conway...

  • Janet G. Bonney, 90: Children's book author shared her love of animals

    HARPSWELL — Longtime resident Janet Gates Bonney, 90, died peacefully on Oct. 24 in Bath. Bonney lived in Harpswell over 40 years, and spent many of those years owning and operating the Fur and Feather Farm & Gift Shop, an occupation that gave her great joy. She was born i...

  • Joan L. Boucher, 91

    BRUNSWICK — Joan L. Boucher, 91, died Oct. 25, with her husband by her side. She was born in Topsham on Nov. 11, 1922, the daughter of Gideon J. and Josephine (Menard) Allard. She grew up in Topsham, and attended St. John’s School and Brunswick High School. Boucher worke...

  • Wilmer J. McBurnie, 92

    BATH — Wilmer James McBurnie, 92, died Oct. 27 at The Bodwell House in Brunswick, due to a prolonged illness. McBurnie was born March 27, 1922, in Aroostook County, to Alden and Verna McBurnie. His family moved to Richmond, and he earned a diploma from Richmond High School. Following...

  • Gail D. Smith, 77

    BRUNSWICK — Gail Della Smith, 77, of Brunswick, died peacefully Oct. 27 at a Scarborough health care facility. She was born in Augusta on Dec. 28, 1936, the daughter of Richard and Claire (Brillard) Smith. A 1954 graduate of Brunswick High School, Smith received her undergraduate deg...

  • J. Emily McMonagle, 96

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Janet Emily McMonagle, 96, died Oct. 25 at Maine Medical Center. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Bangor, the daughter of Lewis M. and Ethel (Rand) Blake. Following a childhood in Lagrange, she graduated from the University of Maine in 1940. She began her teachi...

  • Evelyn J. Woodbury, 82: Longtime SMCC employee, volunteered talents for others

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Evelyn J. Woodbury, 82, of South Portland, died peacefully at her home on Nov. 1, surrounded by her family. She was born May 11, 1932, in Portland, the daughter of Edward D. and Blanche E. (Virtue) Currie. She grew up in South Portland and graduated with the South Po...