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Obituaries

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  • Marion M. Gilmore, 87

    BATH — Marion M. Gilmore, 87, of Middle Street, died peacefully at her home Dec. 13, surrounded by her family. She was born in Springfield on March 1, 1927, a daughter of Percy and Lottie Smith. In 1943, she moved to Bath, where she raised her four children with love and pride.

  • Wilma M. Hovey, 83

    TOPSHAM — Wilma Marie Hovey, 83, of Topsham, died Dec. 11 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Littleton, a daughter of Claude S. and Vera E. (Donovan) Hansen. She was educated in Houlton, and graduated from Houl...

  • Virginia M. Dea

    BRUNSWICK — Virginia Moran Dea, of Sunnybrook Village in Brunswick, died peacefully in her late 90s Sept. 16 at Parkview Hospital. Her three children were with her during her last days. She never disclosed her true age, even making herself younger on her driver’s license. Years...

  • Christopher R. Grasse, 68: Known for his artistic, selfless, kind nature

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Christopher Robert Grasse, 68, died Sept. 16 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Born July 1, 1943, in Portland, the son of Robert Grasse and Frances Grasse, a well-known piano teacher. After he graduated from South Portland High School he spent a post-gr...

  • Joseph S. Bryant, 80: Former Brunswick school principal, guidance counselor

    BRUNSWICK — Joseph Stanley Bryant, 80, died Sept. 18. Born in Buckfield, on March 23, 1931, he was a graduate of Paris High School in South Paris, where he was active in sports. After he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English at Colby College in 1953, he began his...

  • Lawrence R. England, 98

    FALMOUTH — Lawrence Russell England, 98, of Falmouth, died Sept. 13 after a brief illness. Born on Feb. 25, 1913, in Medford, Mass., he was a son of George Russell and Sarah Alice (MacLean) England. He worked as a cabinetmaker with his company, L. R. England & Son, in Winc...

  • Frederick D. Osgood, 72: Known as a 'character,' adored his grandson

    ARLINGTON, Mass. — Frederick D. “Fred” Osgood, 72, formerly of Cumberland Center, died Sept. 13 in Cambridge, Mass., after a brief illness. Born on April 28, 1939, in Portland, a son of Edward W. and Dorothy E. (Jewer) Osgood, he graduated from Greely Institute in Cumberl...

  • Colette L. Craine, 80: Former military wife, enjoyed bridge

    PORTLAND — Colette L. Craine, 80, died Sept. 4 at St. Joseph's Manor with her loving family at her side, following several years of illness. Born in Portland, the daughter of Dr. Philip and Anna Gauthier, she graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1948, attended New Rochelle Co...

  • Richard L. Cooper, 74: A true 'Mainer'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Richard L. “Dick” Cooper, 74, of South Portland, died Sept. 9 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long battle with heart disease. A true Mainer, he was a dedicated hunter, fisherman and camper who loved spending time outdoors. For 20 year...

  • Robert A. Lowery, 81: Former Bath policeman, family man

    BATH — Robert A. Lowery, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Mid Coast Senior Center in Brunswick. Born on May 30, 1930, the son of John and Margaret (McDonald) Lowery, he grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1948, where he was a sports enthusiast, playing basketba...