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Obituaries

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  • Mary E. Schreiber, 86: Devoted wife, mother also volunteered to help others

    BRUNSWICK — Mary E. Schreiber, 86, of Kimberly Circle, died Jan. 19 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, the third of five children of George Sidney and Alverda Kennedy Wagoner, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She was educated in Downingtown schools and earned a bachelo...

  • Mary P. Mitchell, 78

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary P. Mitchell, 78, of South Portland, died peacefully on Jan. 19, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and a short illness following a fall. Born on March 11, 1936, she was the younger daughter of Andrew J. Flaherty and Barbara C. (Davis) Flaher...

  • Robert R. Brillant, 71

    TOPSHAM — Robert R. Brillant, 71, of Cathance Road, died Sept. 25 at Mid Coast Hospital. He was born in Brunswick Feb. 3, 1943, the son of Lucien and Loretta Bernier Brillant. He attended local schools and in 1968 became a firefighter for the town of Brunswick, retiring in 1988. He a...

  • Claire L. Stockford, 97

    BRUNSWICK — Claire L. Stockford, 97, of Durham Road, died Sept. 29 at her home. She was born in Brunswick on Nov. 24, 1916, the daughter of Philoclese and Mathilda Dumais Lacharite. She graduated from St. John's School and attended Brunswick High School. On Sept. 27, 1941...

  • Shirley E. West, 83

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Shirley E. West, 83, of Grand Street, died Oct. 1 at the South Portland Nursing Center. She was born in Damariscotta on Dec. 15, 1930, the daughter of Lawrence F. and Evelyn L. Burnham Bryant. She attended schools in Portland and graduated from Portland High School i...

  • Sharon L. Violette, 67

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sharon L. Violette, 67, of South Portland, died unexpectedly on Sept. 27 at Maine Medical Center. She was born Aug. 5, 1947, a daughter of William and Mary (Killinger) Cardona. She attended local schools. Violette was a former communicant of St. Dominic&r...

  • Elsie V.E. Maynard, 89

    YARMOUTH — Elsie Viola Erickson Maynard, 89, died peacefully on Oct. 3 at Bay Square at Yarmouth. She was born July 30, 1925, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The only child of Swedish and Finnish immigrants Joel Erickson and Hulda Back Erickson, she had many wonderful memories of growin...

  • Bruce L. Glasier, 69: Legendary sportscaster brought wit, passion to viewers' TVs

    SCARBOROUGH — Bruce L. Glasier, 69, died at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on Oct. 1, after a battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded throughout the day by the smiles and stories of loved ones, friends and coworkers. The youngest son of A. Keith Glasier and Dora Morton Williamson,...

  • Elio H. Scherpa, 91: Lifelong machinist worked on spacecraft

    BRUNSWICK — Elio H. Scherpa, 91, of Bath Road, died surrounded by his family on Sept. 24 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Agawam, Massachusetts, on May 30, 1923, the son of Augusto and Louisa Morini Scherpa. He attended local schools and went on to trade school ...

  • Ronald W. McGranahan, 68: Navy trumpeter shared love of music

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ronald W. McGranahan, 68, died Sept. 11. He was born July 25, 1946, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Donald G. and Vivian W. McGranahan. He spent his youth in Anderson, where he graduated from the local high school with a career goal of becoming a music educator...