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Obituaries

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  • Margaret Dionne, 73

    BRUNSWICK — Margaret "Peg" Dionne, 73, of Merrymeeting Road, died July 5 at Mid Coast Hospital. Dionne was born in Bath on Aug. 18, 1940, the daughter of James Kenneth and Christine Dowe Coffin. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1958 and from the Katherine Gibbs School of B...

  • Michael M. Gragen, 66

    TOPSHAM — Michael M. Gragen, 66, of Cathance Road, Topsham, died at Parkview Adventist Medical Center on July 5 after a two-year struggle with multiple myeloma. Gragen was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Derby, Connecticut, the only child of Harry and Ruth Gragen. After growing up in Shelton,...

  • Josephine MacVane, 92

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Josephine MacVane, 92, died Feb. 19, at her home in South Portland, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Portland, Oct. 26, 1921, the daughter of Joseph Tashorty and Reba Warsaw. She was a daily Communicant at Holy Cross Church for more than 6...

  • David Brown Pillsbury, 78: Lifelong advocate for teachers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — David Brown Pillsbury, 78, of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland died Feb. 19, at Maine Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1935, in Manchester, N.H., to Dan and Evelyn Pillsbury. He grew up with his older sister, Mary Ann Shepherd, younger sister, Muriel, and h...

  • Mark Douglas Hough, 54: Proud father, passionate about his community

    YARMOUTH — Mark Douglas Hough, 54, died unexpectedly, Feb. 15. He was born June 17, 1959, in Portland, to Edward and Barbara Hough. Hough grew up on Town Landing Road in Falmouth, attended Falmouth schools, Tabor Academy, and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1978 as an acc...

  • Midge Brooks Vreeland, 63

    YARMOUTH — Midge Brooks Vreeland, partner emeritus of Vreeland Marketing & Design in Yarmouth, died Feb. 17, in the company of loving family and friends at her home in Gray. She was born Mary Margaret Brooks, in Shreveport, La., in 1950. Vreeland graduated from Northw...

  • Elaine Audrey Tucker, 82: Foster grandmother, loved reading and sightseeing

    PORTLAND — Elaine Audrey Tucker, 82, died Feb. 19 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Portland on March 19, 1931, to Archibald and Eleanor Mishio. She attended local schools and lived most of her life in the city she adored. After high school, she...

  • Agnes Elfleda Plummer Watson, 95: World War II ground observer volunteer

    SCARBOROUGH — Agnes Elfleda Plummer Watson, 95, longtime Scarborough resident, died Feb. 10, at the Guardian Center in Brockton, Mass. She was born June 16, 1918, in Scarborough, a daughter of Ernest and Maude R. Berry Plummer. She attended local schools and was co-salutatorian ...

  • Marion O'Leary, 99

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Marion O’Leary, 99, died peacefully Feb. 8, at the South Portland Nursing Facility. She was born in Portland, April 22, 1914, the daughter of Robert V. and Marion L. Priestly Horan. She graduated from Dorchester High School, Dorchester, Mass., in Class of ...

  • Vida M. Henry, 75

    BRUNSWICK — Vida M. Henry, 75, died Feb. 9 at her home. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1938, the daughter of Stephen and Anna Dvorak Szaraz. She attended primary and secondary school in Bedford, Ohio before attending St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., and g...