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Obituaries

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  • Donald W. Cushing Sr., 90

    SCARBOROUGH — Donald W. Cushing Sr., 90, of Scarborough, died peacefully at his home on March 23. Born in Franklin, New Hampshire, on Sept. 6, 1924, Cushing was the eighth son – and one of 13 children – of Patrick J. and Frances Weston Cushing. Donald gra...

  • J. Paul Bergeron, 94: Engineer built planes, ships and family home

    BRUNSWICK — J. Paul Bergeron, 94, died March 17 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Dec. 28, 1920, the son of Joseph O. and Marie Langlois Bergeron. In 1939, Paul graduated from Sanford High School. He was a 1943 graduate of the Acad...

  • Martha O.K. Hamilton, 91: Her talents, hard work helped island thrive

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Martha Oliver KomLosy Hamilton, 91, of Chebeague Island, died unexpectedly Dec. 19 at Mercy Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Waycross, Georgia, a daughter of Frederick and Andromache Bailey KomLosy. Although she was raised and a...

  • Maxine A. Clifford, 86

    YARMOUTH — Maxine Ann Clifford, 86, of Yarmouth, died Dec. 21. She was born March 21, 1928, in Bennington, Vermont, one of four children of Alice (Miller) and Wilbur Keene. When she was 13, the family moved to South Portland and she graduated from South Portland High School in 1946.

  • Avis E. Farwell, 100

    FALMOUTH — Avis E. Farwell, 100, died peacefully at Legacy Memory Care in Falmouth on Dec. 21. She was born Jan. 25, 1914, in Troy, the daughter of Fred G. Ward and Ethel Hunt Ward. She grew up with two younger brothers on the family's small dairy farm in Unity, where she often took ...

  • Richard B. Leonard, 85: Talented artist gave of himself to others

    PORTLAND — Richard "Dick" B. Leonard, 85, of Portland, died Dec. 31 at The Barron Center. Leonard was born in Portland on June 21, 1929, the son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Graney) Leonard. He graduated from Cheverus High School in 1947, and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from ...

  • Venise Kronstrand, 89

    BRUNSWICK — Venise "Jackie" Kronstrand, 89, of Brunswick, died Dec. 10, with her children by her side. Kronstrand was born in Brunswick on Sept. 20, 1925, the daughter of Earl and Alvine (Gaudreau) Leavitt, of Topsham. She attended Brunswick High School and worked for 30 years as a c...

  • Joseph R. Melrose Jr., 79

    BATH — Joseph R. Melrose Jr., 79, of Bedford Street, died Dec. 16 at Hawthorne House in Freeport. He was born in Bath on March 16, 1935, a son of Joseph R. and Mildred C. (Ward) Melrose. He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1953. On June 26, 1960, h...

  • Camille L. Gagne, 69: Local pharmacist loved family, service to others

    TOPSHAM — Camille L. Gagne, 69, of Cathance Road, died Dec. 20 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born July 15, 1945, in Brunswick, the son of Camille E. and Laurence Theberge Gagne. He attended St. John’s School in Brunswick and graduated from St. Domin...

  • Samantha J.C. Smith, 46: Star athlete 'went the distance' in battling illness

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Samantha Jean (Coons) Smith, 46, formerly of South Portland, died peacefully Dec. 21 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with her family by her side. Smith was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2012, and fought a courageous battle against the disease ...