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Obituaries

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  • Deborah M. Barrett, 61: Interests, travels spanned the world

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Deborah McKinley Barrett, 61, died peacefully July 25 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. Barrett was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Portland, to William and Muriel McKinley. She was a graduate of Deering High School in Portland, and of Western New England College in...

  • Raymond E. Chisholm, 90: Priest, psychologist served troubled youth

    BRUNSWICK — Raymond E. Chisholm, 90, of Cumberland Street, died July 19 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath. He was born in Rockland on April 22, 1925, a son of Thomas H. and Gladys (Joyce) Chisholm. Raymond graduated from Rockland High School, and earned a degree at Fordh...

  • Leon A. Hamilton, 67: Fisherman loved the sea, community, family

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Leon A. Hamilton, 67, died March 29 at his winter home on Pine Island, Florida, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Portland, the son of Leland M. and Elsie (Ross) Hamilton. Leon grew up on Chebeague Island, attended island schoo...

  • Brenda J. Hart, 57

    FREEPORT — Brenda J. "Yay-Yay" Hart, 57, of Freeport, died peacefully on March 18. She was born May 25, 1957, the daughter of Jean and Linwood Davis. She grew up with four brothers and six sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Hart Jr. Brenda is survived ...

  • Arlaina M. Ryder, 58

    PORTLAND — Arlaina Marie Ryder, 58, died April 4.  She was born Feb. 26, 1957, in Portland, and graduated from South Portland High School in 1975. She worked for Woolworth's and for the South Portland Fire Department, which she especially enjoyed. Most recently, she served ...

  • Sheila A. McNabb, 70: Cared, advocated for children as if they were her own

    PORTLAND — Sheila A. McNabb, of Portland, died unexpectedly on April 6, her 70th birthday. McNabb had been admitted to Mercy Hospital three days earlier for treatment of a rare bacterial infection in her lungs, but failed to recover. Her death came as she was celebrating fi...

  • David F. Traut, 76

    BRUNSWICK — David F. Traut, 76, of Brunswick, died peacefully March 25 at Mid Coast Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Clemons Traut and Clara Moritz. He grew up in Chicago, along with brothers Clem and Tom Traut. In 1956, Da...

  • Helen G. Atkinson, 92

    BATH — Helen G. Atkinson, 92, a longtime resident of Bath, died peacefully on March 27, with her family by her side. She was born in Augusta on May 6, 1922, to Frank and Michalina Popowicz Ochmanski, who emigrated from Poland in 1909. The fourth of 10 children, Helen graduated f...

  • Pauline B. Toothaker, 88: Civic volunteer devoted life to service

    CUNDY'S HARBOR — Pauline “Polly” Baker Toothaker, 88, of Holbrook Street, died peacefully March 30 at Horizons Living & Rehab Center in Brunswick, with her family by her side. She was born March 24, 1927, on Bailey Island, the daughter of Stanley I. and Edna Perr...

  • William D. Krantz, 65: Active volunteer, mentor always put others first

    SCARBOROUGH — William D. Krantz, 65, of Scarborough, died April 1 at his home, surrounded by his family. Krantz was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Arthur and Antoinette "Toni" (Maffucci) Krantz. William married Elizabeth Stone on April 5, 1969. Krantz was a g...