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Obituaries

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  • Alphonse D. Sampson, 77

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alphonse D. "Bookie" Sampson, 77, of Elm Street, died peacefully Sept. 8 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, with his family by his side. Sampson was born in Nova Scotia on Oct. 25, 1936, the son of James A. and Veronica MacNeil Sampson. He attended local sc...

  • James O. Brewster, 66

    BATH — James Owen Brewster, 66, of Bath, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 30. He was born Dec. 17, 1948, the son of James Kenneth and Elizabeth (Dauphin) Brewster. He graduated from Morse High School in Bath, in the Class of 1968. Brewster was a star athlete, excelling in baseba...

  • Mina Zuke Loman, 96: Longtime switchboard operator, matriarch

    BIDDEFORD — Mina Zuke Lomac, 96, died peacefully May 14, surrounded by friends and family in her childhood home where she resided for many years. She was born Aug. 3, 1917, the daughter of Julian and Mary Zuke. She grew up in Biddeford, graduating from Biddeford High School in 1...

  • Susan Elaine French-Brown, 52: Enjoyed Christmas, outdoors, proud of her children

    FALMOUTH — Susan Elaine French-Brown, 52, died unexpectedly May 10 at home. She was born March 27, 1962, in Portland to Bruce L. and Alona R. French. She grew up in Falmouth and attended Falmouth High School. She enjoyed the outdoors. Family boating and camping traditions...

  • Peter Sanborn Walch, 73: Longtime teacher, loved art, food and poker

    PORTLAND — Peter Sanborn Walch,73, died May 3, in Portland. He was born in Portland and spent a blissful childhood with his parents, J. Weston Walch and Ruth D. Walch, and his sister, Carolyn Walch Slayman. They spent summers berry-picking on the family's farm in Richmond Corner...

  • Sophie Berzdighian, 89

    BRUNSWICK — Sophie Berzdighian, 89, died unexpectedly April 28, at Mid Coast Senior Health Care in Brunswick. She was born in Greece, April 5, 1925, and attended schools in Marseilles, France. She moved the U.S. in 1957 with her husband Mesrop Bezdighian and their two children, ...

  • Howard L. Williams Jr., 91: Brunswick native, avid hunter and fisherman

    BRUNSWICK — Howard L. Williams Jr., 91, died at Mid Coast Medical Center on May 1. He was born in Brunswick, Nov. 10, 1922, son of Howard L. and Mary Manwaring Williams and attended Brunswick schools. He married Mabel Copp on Aug. 17, 1940. Williams served in the U.S. Nav...

  • Sara Mae McManus, 83

    TOPSHAM — Sara Mae McManus, 83, died May 2. She resided in Winship Green Nursing Home in Bath, battling Alzheimer’s disease the past four years. She was born in Topsham, Sept. 14, 1930, the daughter of Chester and Susie Staples. She attended Topsham schools and Brunswick H...

  • Elaine S. Jacobs, 58

    BATH — Elaine S. Jacobs, 58, died after a brief illness May 5, at her mother's home. She was born in Lewiston on Oct. 18, 1955, a daughter of Hugh E. and Rita R. McGuigan. She graduated from Morse High School, Class of 1974. She was employed at Bath Iron Works for 36 years as a ...

  • Marjorie Lord Sherman, 91: Loved cooking, reading and being a mother

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Marjorie Lord Sherman, 91, of South Portland, died May 3 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough, with family members at her side. She was born in Bangor, a daughter of Daniel and Nora French Lord. She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of B...