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Obituaries

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  • Richard A. Pyne, 78: 'Singing School Bus Driver' gave to community in many ways

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Richard A. "Dick" Pyne, 78, a longtime resident of South Portland, died May 14 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with his family at his side. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1936, to Charles F. and Rosemary E. (Dickenson) Pyne....

  • Jack H. Clark Sr., 81

    BRUNSWICK — Jack Henry Clark Sr., 81, of Robinson Avenue, died May 13 at his home. He was born in Castle Hill on Oct. 15, 1933, the son of Raymond H. and Violet M. Boyles Clark. As a child, Jack attended a one-room school house in Castle Hill but moved to the Brunswick ar...

  • Audrey C. Bruce, 85

    BRUNSWICK — Audrey Carrie Bruce, 85, of Maquoit Road, died Jan. 29 at her home. She was born March 17, 1929, in Brunswick, the daughter of Herbert and Annie Cairns Wilson. She attended Brunswick schools, and married Way Bruce on June 7, 1947. Audrey worked as a carhop at ...

  • Frances C. Shorey, 90

    BRUNSWICK — Frances Carrie (Seavey) Shorey, 90, of Brunswick, died Jan. 29. Shorey was born and raised in Bath, the daughter of Frank and Belle (Morse) Seavey. She was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Bath. She was predeceased by her husband, John W. ...

  • Sandra White, 52

    SCARBOROUGH — Sandra White, 52, of Scarborough and formerly of Pineland Center, died unexpectedly on Feb. 5. White was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Houlton, the daughter of Merlin A. and Sonya G. (Bither) White. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including visits with h...

  • Helene M. Giftos, 93: Active member of Greek community shared heritage with others

    SCARBOROUGH — Helene Marie (Comas) Giftos, 93, died peacefully on Feb. 1, with her loved ones by her side. The daughter of Mary and Peter Comas, Giftos was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1921. The family soon moved to the Portland area and became an integral part o...

  • Edna M. Gordan, 87

    YARMOUTH — Edna Marie (Anderson) Gordan, 87, died Jan. 26 of a brief illness, after spending her last days surrounded by her family. Gordan was born in 1927 in Yarmouth, where she lived for her entire life. She was the daughter of Christian Anderson and Antoinette (Lowe) Anderso...

  • George A. King, 90

    CUMBERLAND — George A. "Bud" King, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 1 at his son’s home in Cumberland, surrounded by family. King lived for 60 years in Medford, Massachusetts, where he ran his own business. He retired to spend summers at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilfor...

  • John C. Larsson, 70: Avid sailor, Manpower leader put people first

    YARMOUTH — John Charles Larsson, 70, of Yarmouth and Vero Beach, Florida, died Jan. 28. He was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on July 24, 1944, the son of Inga (Sorensen) and Karl Harry Larsson. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. In 1978, Larsson moved to M...

  • William D. Mayo Jr., 83: 'Papa' helped sustain family trucking business

    PORTLAND — William D. Mayo Jr., 83, of Portland, died unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 3. He was born in Portland, the son of William D. Mayo Sr. and Anna C. (Pedersen) Mayo. He attended Portland schools. At age 17, after the death of his father, Mayo and his brother Kenn...