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Obituaries

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  • Kirk G. Favreau, 44: Longtime Bowdoin employee touched lives of many

    TOPSHAM — Kirk G. Favreau, 44, of Topsham, died at home April 4 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born in Portland on March 1, 1971, the son of Felix J. and Ruth H. Favreau. Kirk graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in 1989 and...

  • Jan Swinchatt, 81

    TOPSHAM — Jan Swinchatt, 81, died April 10 at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, from a severe case of interstitial lung disease. Swinchatt was born in Lewiston on June 30, 1933, to Margaret and Frank Bean. She grew up in Otisfield, attending local schools, and graduated...

  • Edward J. Bolduc, 48

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward ("Ed") J. Bolduc, 48, died unexpectedly Jan. 5 at his home. Bolduc was born in Portland on Feb. 15, 1966, the youngest of four children of Philip and Catherine (Macomber) Bolduc. A lifelong resident of South Portland, he was educated in local schools and ...

  • Robert B. Cote, 95: Veteran, salesman opened home and heart to others

    FALMOUTH — Robert ("Bob") Benjamin Cote, 95, a longtime resident of Falmouth, died peacefully Dec. 28 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, surrounded by his children. Cote was born in Portland on July 13, 1919, to Joseph Thomas Cote and Alice E. (Purington) Cot...

  • David L. Reed, 53

    FALMOUTH — David L. Reed, 53, died Dec. 31 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his loved ones, after a battle with complications from cancer. Reed was born May 21, 1961, in Queens, New York. His parents, Edward Reed and Helene Pollins Reed, brought up David and his younger br...

  • Wayne J. Chaisson, 71

    YARMOUTH — Wayne Joseph Chaisson, 71, died in hospice care on Dec. 30, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer for several years. Chaisson was born Feb. 20, 1943, the son of Joseph D. and Ruth L. Chaisson. He grew up in Yarmouth and attended Yarmouth schools, graduating f...

  • Virginia Brett, 85: Longtime Libbytown resident served YMCA for decades

    PORTLAND — Virginia ("Ginny") Brett, 85, died Jan. 8 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born in Portland on Aug. 30, 1929, to Walter and Helen (Tedford) Driskell. She graduated Portland High School in 1947, and married John L. Brett Jr. in 1949. For the pas...

  • Allan W. Bosch, 91

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Allan W. Bosch, 91, of South Portland, died Dec. 21 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 1, 1923, in Lebanon, Kentucky, the son of the Rev. F.W.A. and Vivian Whitworth Bosch. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where he met his wife Louise, ...

  • Kirsten M.D. Cote, 43: Talented professional's most important job was family

    SCARBOROUGH — Kirsten Marie Dahlberg Cote, 43, died at her home Dec. 29, 2014, from her third bout with cancer, surrounded by members of her family. Cote was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Aug. 10, 1971, to John and Carol Dahlberg. She graduated from the Math, Science and...

  • William H. Freeman, 80: Outdoorsman, priest served youth nationwide

    BRUNSWICK — The Rev. William Horne Freeman, 80, of Thornton Oaks, died Dec. 29 at Mid Coast Hospital. Freeman was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on Sept. 26, 1934, to Perrin N. Freeman and Louise Horne Freeman. He was educated at Deerfield Academy, graduated from Bowd...