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Obituaries

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  • Richard A. Pyne, 78: 'Singing School Bus Driver' gave to community in many ways

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Richard A. "Dick" Pyne, 78, a longtime resident of South Portland, died May 14 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with his family at his side. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1936, to Charles F. and Rosemary E. (Dickenson) Pyne....

  • Jack H. Clark Sr., 81

    BRUNSWICK — Jack Henry Clark Sr., 81, of Robinson Avenue, died May 13 at his home. He was born in Castle Hill on Oct. 15, 1933, the son of Raymond H. and Violet M. Boyles Clark. As a child, Jack attended a one-room school house in Castle Hill but moved to the Brunswick ar...

  • Adelaide L. Curran, 89: Talented dressmaker brought joy to brides, children

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Adelaide Lillian Curran, 89, of Harriet Street, died Jan. 19 at the Springbrook Nursing Center in Westbrook, with her family by her side. She was born in South Portland on June 7, 1925, the daughter of Walter G. and Hazel Mae Haggett Coffen. She attended local s...

  • Linda M.L. Polkey, 67

    FALMOUTH — Linda Marie Larrabee Polkey, 67, of Falmouth, died Jan. 12 after a short illness at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarbrough, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Portland on Aug. 22, 1947, the daughter of Rose (Villacci) and Allen Larrabee.

  • Robert W. Scarlata, 77: Physician was always 'on call,' never stopped learning

    YARMOUTH — Robert William Scarlata, 77, of Yarmouth, died suddenly on Jan. 12. Scarlata was born in Boston on Aug. 26, 1937. He enjoyed dancing, and at one time was the jitterbug champion of the city. But from a young age, he loved figuring out how things "worked." He spent many...

  • Mildred Currie, 89

    FALMOUTH — Mildred Currie, 89, of Falmouth, died peacefully on Jan. 8, with her two sons at her side. She was born in Lewiston on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942, and from the University of Maine in 1946.

  • Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83: Longtime legislator, community leader devoted life to service

    PORTLAND — Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83, of Concord Street, died at his home on Jan. 17. Brannigan was born July 16, 1931, in Brunswick, to Joseph and Fern (Pearl) Brannigan. He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., after serving i...

  • Gloria B.B. Kierstead, 87

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gloria Bernadette (Boynton) Kierstead, 87, died Jan. 16, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Leon Manfred and Angelina (Pomerleau) Boynton. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Deering High School, with the...

  • Margaret Furbush, 87: Love of sports, family ran deep

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Margaret ("Peggy") Furbush, 87, a lifelong resident of Cash Corner, died Jan. 13 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Margaret (Hackett) Fitzpatrick and James J. Fitzpatrick, the Portland High Schoo...

  • Elsie M. Mailly, 88

    BATH — Elsie Mae Mailly, 88, of Bath, died Jan. 13 at Mid Coast Hospital from complications of influenza, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bath on Nov. 28, 1926, the daughter of John and Elsie Reed. Mailly loved Bath and warmed the hearts of many Bath residents. She w...