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Obituaries

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  • Stanley B. Sylvester, 90: Physician was busy volunteer, entrepreneur in retirement

    TOPSHAM — Stanley B. Sylvester, 90, of The Highlands in Topsham, died April 10 after a brief illness. He was born in Portland, the son of Allan W. and Dora H. Sylvester, and grew up near Woodfords Corner. In 1942, he graduated from Deering High School, where he excelled as a mem...

  • Elsie E. Brown, 94

    HARPSWELL — Elsie E. Brown, 94, of Cundy’s Harbor, died April 11, surrounded by her daughters. She was born Dec. 18, 1920, in West Point, the twelfth child of Herman Sr. and Inez (Gilliam) Smith. She grew up in West Point and attended Phippsburg schools. She married...

  • Manley E. Lane, 71: Longtime pastor touched lives throughout Maine

    BATH — Manley E. Lane, 71, of Bath, died Jan. 8, following a long illness.  He was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Howland, the only son of Adrian and Thelma (Shorey) Lane. A pastor for nearly 45 years, he touched many lives, not only in Bath, but throughout Maine and in other ...

  • Clinton Jackson Jr., 63: Coast Guard veteran, business owner loved family, friends

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Clinton Jackson Jr., 63, of Coach Road, died peacefully Jan. 9 at Maine Medical Center, with his family by his side. Jackson was born July 8, 1951, in Auburn, Alabama, the son of Clinton Sr. and Stonie Day Jackson. He attended schools in Syracuse, New York. Afte...

  • 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, ...