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Obituaries

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  • 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...

  • Richard E. Gilmore, 86

    BATH — Richard E. "Lefty" Gilmore, 86, of Bath, died March 16 at his home, with his children by his side. He was born in 1928, one of five children of Paul and Edith Eaton Gilmore. In 1946, he graduated from Morse High School, where he was a standout baseball pitcher. After high scho...

  • Joan B. Williams, 92: Advocate for women, youth found good in others

    SCARBOROUGH — Joan Bayne ("Baynie") Williams, 92, died peacefully Dec. 19 at her home in Scarborough. Williams was born July 12, 1922, in Montclair, New Jersey, the only child of Lillian Shields Bayne and John Niblock Bayne. She attended Bennington College from 1940-1942. Late...

  • Mary F. Cook, 84

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Mary Flanders ("Nanny") Cook, 84, of Cape Elizabeth, died Dec. 17 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer. Cook was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on April 1, 1930, to Robert and Mary Flanders. She attended Miss Porter's...

  • James L. Starkey, 59

    FREEPORT — James Lloyd Starkey, 59, of Freeport, died unexpectedly on Dec. 12. Starkey was born Dec. 27, 1955, and grew up in Falmouth, graduating from Falmouth High School in 1975. He attended Sunday school and worship services at the West Falmouth Baptist Church. His profess...

  • William W. Teahan Jr., 72: Distinguished judge put family first

    CUMBERLAND — William W. Teahan Jr., 72, died Dec. 6 at Maine Medical Center, after a brief illness. Teahan was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to William W. Teahan and and Marcella Moran Teahan. He graduated from Deerfield Academy, Dartmouth College and Boston College ...

  • Howard C. Hanning, 79: Veteran also served others as teacher, scout leader

    PORTLAND — Howard C. Hanning, 79, died Dec. 13 at his home in Portland. He was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Brooklyn College, of the City University of New York. He then earned a master's degree in history from Columbia University and taught in New Yor...

  • Wanda L. Sturtevant, 62

    PORTLAND — Wanda Lee Sturtevant, 62, died Dec. 18 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 11, 1952, and grew up in Portland. She graduated from Deering High School and later from the Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Aft...

  • Jeffrey K. Bullingham Jr., 38

    TARZANA, CALIFORNIA — Jeffrey Kenneth Bullingham Jr., 38, died unexpectedly on Nov. 27 in Tarzana, following a brief illness. Bullingham was born in Brunswick on Sept. 18, 1976, the son of Jeffrey K. Bullingham Sr. and Janet I. (Small) Bullingham. He was a 1994 graduate o...

  • John A. Grill Sr., 85

    BATH — John A. Grill Sr., 85, of The Plant Home, died Dec. 5. Grill was born June 30, 1929, to John and Mary Mahkota Grill, who had immigrated from Slovenia. He was raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, and was fond of saying he grew up "across the street from...