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Obituaries

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  • Norman L. Smith, 93: Lifelong North Yarmouth resident served nation, town

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Norman L. Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of the town who traced his roots to its original settlers and even to the Mayflower, died Oct. 9. He was born in North Yarmouth on July 21, 1921, the son of Lester F. and Mildred Leighton Smith. Smith graduated in 1939 fr...

  • George J. Willhoite, 92

    FALMOUTH — George Jay Willhoite, 92, of Falmouth, a U.S. Army veteran who survived some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, died Oct. 15. Willhoite was born March 13, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa, the second son of George Buford Willhoite and Mabel Trumbauer Willhoite. A...

  • Muriel A. Cleaves, 77: Inspired others with her faith, generosity

    YARMOUTH — Muriel Ann “Mickey” Cleaves, 77, died April 17 after a brief battle with cancer.  

  • James A. Burdick, 93

    YARMOUTH — James Albert Burdick, 93, of Poland, died peacefully April 15 after a short illness. A lifelong resident of Maine, he was born on Feb. 26, 1918, a son of Albert and Edith Burdick. After he graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in 1936, he attended North...

  • Josephine E. DesJardins, 78: Enjoyed time with her grandchildren

    PORTLAND — Josephine E. DesJardins, 78, died peacefully April 23 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough surrounded by her loving family. Born in Deep River, Conn., Aug. 17, 1932, a daughter of Edward A. and Viola P. Lewis Atwood, she attended local schools and lived in ...

  • L. Virginia Wright: Dedicated member of Church of the Nazarene

    SOUTH PORTLAND — L. Virginia (Hannaford) Wright, 92, died April 13 at South Portland Nursing Home. Born in Portland, a daughter of William and Lillian (Smith) Hannaford, she grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School in 1937. For many years she was...

  • Jean P. LeTarte, 86

    BRUNSWICK — Jean Pierre LeTarte, 86, died unexpectedly at his home April 12. Born in Brunswick on Jan. 27, 1925, a son of Alcide and Aline Caron LeTarte, he attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army,...

  • Louise Jones, 89

    BRUNSWICK — Louise Jones, 89, died April 13 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Born May 12, 1921, in Rumford, she was a daughter of Albion and Maryann Starkey Cloutier. The former wife of Stephen Elwell of Brunswick, she later remarried Frances Jones of Brunswick. A ...

  • Charlotte E. Bailey, 78: Longtime owner of Mid-Coast general store

    HARPSWELL — Charlotte E. (Varney) Bailey, 78, died April 14 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

  • Edward F. L’Hommedieu, 71: Decorated pilot who loved flying

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Edward Francis L’Hommedieu, 71, died in a plane crash in Biddeford April 10. On May 22, 1939, he was born in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y. As a child he developed a love for flying airplanes, and earned his pilot's license before he could legally drive.