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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...

  • Samantha J.C. Smith, 46: Star athlete 'went the distance' in battling illness

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Samantha Jean (Coons) Smith, 46, formerly of South Portland, died peacefully Dec. 21 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with her family by her side. Smith was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2012, and fought a courageous battle against the disease ...

  • Craig A. Libby, 61

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Craig A. Libby, 61, of South Portland, died unexpectedly on Dec. 18. He was born Oct. 1, 1953, in Portland, the son of Calvin and Sally (Huff) Libby. Raised in Gorham, he graduated from Gorham High School in 1971. He then continued his education in the electric field...

  • Elmer S. Williams Jr., 81: Veteran, master builder shared talents with others

    FREEPORT — Elmer “Sonny” Scherer Williams Jr., 81, died Dec. 18 with his family by his side, after a four-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Freeport on Oct. 4, 1933, a son of Eva (Thompson) and Elmer S. Williams Sr. He was drafted into the U.S. Ar...

  • Wilma E.D. Kinney, 91

    PORTLAND — Wilma Elizabeth DeTar Kinney, 91, died Dec. 17. She was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Anthony, Kansas, and graduated from high school there. Soon afterward, she moved to Stratford, Connecticut, at the invitation of her older brother, Don, and his family. Kinney attended bu...

  • Melissa J.R. Bourque, 47: A mother's caring extended to schools, church, community

    PORTLAND — Melissa Jane Rector Bourque, 47, died Dec. 25 at her home in Portland, with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with Crohn's disease and colon cancer. Bourque was born in Boston on Oct. 31, 1967, the only daughter and youngest of four children of Jan...

  • 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...

  • Marion M. Gilmore, 87

    BATH — Marion M. Gilmore, 87, of Middle Street, died peacefully at her home Dec. 13, surrounded by her family. She was born in Springfield on March 1, 1927, a daughter of Percy and Lottie Smith. In 1943, she moved to Bath, where she raised her four children with love and pride.

  • Wilma M. Hovey, 83

    TOPSHAM — Wilma Marie Hovey, 83, of Topsham, died Dec. 11 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Littleton, a daughter of Claude S. and Vera E. (Donovan) Hansen. She was educated in Houlton, and graduated from Houl...