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Obituaries

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  • Roberta D. Cline, 81

    YARMOUTH — Roberta Duggan Cline, 81, of Yarmouth, died Sept. 13. Cline was born in Portland on Oct. 1, 1932, the daughter of Dautt M. and Florence L. (Rollins) Duggan, of Falmouth. She was also the stepdaughter of Everett F. Burnell. She attended Falmouth schools, graduated from Falm...

  • Robert S. Crewe, 83: Legendary singer, songwriter, transformed pop music

    SCARBOROUGH — Robert "Bob" S. Crewe, known for writing some of the biggest hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, died peacefully Sept. 11 at a Scarborough nursing facility, with his brother, Dan Crewe, by his side. Crewe was the creator, often with a collaborator, of top hits in...

  • David Emerson Kenney, 87: World War II gunner, spent summers with family

    YARMOUTH — David Emerson Kenney, 87, of Yarmouth, died peacefully at his home April 26. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Doris and Harold Emerson Kenney. He grew up in Newton Center, Massachusetts and served as a Navy AirCorps gunner on a PB4Y2 in World War II.

  • Arlene Fitzgerald, 88: Longtime teacher and coach, loved the beach

    PORTLAND — Arlene Fitzgerald, 88, died May 3 in Portland. She was born to Carl and Hazel Davis on Dec. 18, 1925, in Saco, and was a second cousin to Bette Davis. She graduated first in her class from Old Orchard Beach High School in 1943. She later went on to graduate from ...

  • Cecile M. Rector, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Cecile M. Rector, 92, died April 21, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 30, 1922, a daughter of Zephirin and Marie Levesque Lapierre. She attended school in Lewiston and Brunswick. She met the love of her life, Otto V. Rect...

  • Linda Filley Laguerre, 70: Local interior designer, volunteer

    BRUNSWICK — Linda Filley Laguerre, 70, died early April 18. She was born in Troy, New York, in May of 1944 to Family Court Judge Marcus L. and Dorothy M. Filley. She grew up in rural Rensselaer County and attended Emma Willard and St. Agnes schools. A natural athlete, she excell...

  • William Henry Franklin IV, 80: Coast Guard veteran, cherished family gatherings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — William Henry Franklin IV, 80, died at his home April 27, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Merrimac, Massachusetts, July 20, 1933, a son of William Henry III and Alice Mae Franklin. He graduated from Merrimac High School, class of 1951. ...

  • James M. McCartney, 85

    PORTLAND — James M. McCartney, 85, of Portland, died April 20, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Portland a son of James J. and Mary Fox McCartney. He attended parochial schools and was a 1946 graduate of Cheverus High School. McCartn...

  • Miriam Lary Johnston, 93: Active in community, devoted to Red Sox and Pats

    GORHAM — Miriam Lary Johnston, 93, a longtime resident of Gorham, died April 18. She was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on Feb. 13, 1921, the daughter of Stanley C. Lary and Theo Wilson Lary. She was raised in West Medford, Massachusetts, and attended Medford Public Schools. ...

  • Vincent C. Abramo Sr., 87

    BRUNSWICK — Vincent C. Abramo Sr., 87, died April 9 after a brief illness. He was born in Boston, Mass., on July 7, 1926, to Sebastiana and Giuseppe Abramo. Later, his family resided in Medford, Mass. Following high school, he worked for Demare Brothers in Boston until his enlis...