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Obituaries

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  • Lenore F. Milbank, 79: Longtime hospital employee loved travel, yoga

    PORTLAND — Lenore F. Milbank, 79, of Crestview Drive, died April 21 at her home, as she wanted, with her daughter by her side. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was a daughter of John B. and Myrle I. (Dube) Low. She graduated from Binghamton High School and attended Albany State T...

  • Maria A. McCartney, 88

    PORTLAND — Maria Anna "Mary" D’Alfonzo McCartney, 88, of Portland, died April 24 at Avita of Stroudwater, with her family by her side. She was born June 1, 1926, in Portland, a daughter of Constantino and Giacinta Sabatini D’Alfonzo. She attended local schools.

  • 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...

  • Mary E. Schreiber, 86: Devoted wife, mother also volunteered to help others

    BRUNSWICK — Mary E. Schreiber, 86, of Kimberly Circle, died Jan. 19 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, the third of five children of George Sidney and Alverda Kennedy Wagoner, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She was educated in Downingtown schools and earned a bachelo...

  • Linda M.L. Polkey, 67

    FALMOUTH — Linda Marie Larrabee Polkey, 67, of Falmouth, died Jan. 12 after a short illness at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarbrough, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Portland on Aug. 22, 1947, the daughter of Rose (Villacci) and Allen Larrabee.

  • Robert W. Scarlata, 77: Physician was always 'on call,' never stopped learning

    YARMOUTH — Robert William Scarlata, 77, of Yarmouth, died suddenly on Jan. 12. Scarlata was born in Boston on Aug. 26, 1937. He enjoyed dancing, and at one time was the jitterbug champion of the city. But from a young age, he loved figuring out how things "worked." He spent many...

  • Mildred Currie, 89

    FALMOUTH — Mildred Currie, 89, of Falmouth, died peacefully on Jan. 8, with her two sons at her side. She was born in Lewiston on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942, and from the University of Maine in 1946.

  • Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83: Longtime legislator, community leader devoted life to service

    PORTLAND — Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83, of Concord Street, died at his home on Jan. 17. Brannigan was born July 16, 1931, in Brunswick, to Joseph and Fern (Pearl) Brannigan. He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., after serving i...

  • John F. Simmons, 80

    BRUNSWICK — John F. Simmons, 80, died unexpectedly on Jan. 13. He was born July 22, 1934, the son of Alfred W. Simmons and Myrtle Knight Simmons. He grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools. He married his wife, Jackie, on Nov. 3, 1951, and the couple shared 63 years of...

  • Clifford O. Dolloff, 97: Former boxer served church, helped build local landmarks

    BRUNSWICK — Clifford O. Dolloff, 97, of Brunswick, died Jan. 15 at Mid Coast Hospital. He was born May 2, 1917, in Mount Vernon, son of Norris and Ethel Puls Dolloff. As a young man, he worked at Elizabeth Arden’s estate and boxed under the name Windy Riley during the early 193...