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Obituaries

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  • Phyllis M. Hatch, 95: Vaudeville performer loved theater, family

    PORTLAND — Phyllis Margaret Hatch, 95, of Portland, died peacefully on July 23. She was born in Portland on July 29, 1918, to George and Mary (McGahey) Crangle. She attended local schools. In her younger years, Hatch and her husband toured the country as part of a vaudeville a...

  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...

  • Reid Perkins, 90: Passion for music, dancing

    BATH — Reid Perkins, 90, died Jan. 2 surrounded by family, friends and the staff at Hill House Assisted Living Facility. Born in Bath Oct. 5, 1920, son of Capt. Charles W. Perkins Sr., and Katherine E. (Morse) Perkins and graduated from Bath schools. He worked at Bath Iron Wor...

  • Jennie A. Burton, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Jennie A. Burton, 93, died Jan. 6 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in West Warwick, R.I., on Jan. 3, 1918, she was a daughter of Jacob and Katherine Forgiel and attended local schools. On May 4, 1940, she married Joseph Burton. In 1958 th...

  • Ruth H. Favreau, 82

    TOPSHAM — Ruth H. Favreau, 82, died Jan. 8 at her home after a short illness. On May 11, 1928, she was born in Topsham, a daughter of Irene Williams Hart, and attended Topsham and Brunswick schools. She and her husband, Felix, ran Favreau’s Greenhouse, and for many years...

  • Mary (Young) McElroy, 85: Active member of Holy Cross Parish

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary (Young) McElroy, 85, died at home Jan. 8. On May 7, 1925, she was born in East Providence, R.I., the daughter of Joseph and Eva Young, and graduated from local schools. After she graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing and the U.S. Cade...

  • Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68

    ORR'S ISLAND — Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68, died Jan. 4 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  

  • Shirley V. Griffin, 89

    FALMOUTH — Shirley V. Griffin, 89, died peacefully Dec. 15 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. On May 26, 1921, she was born in Portland, one of seven children of Cora Ames Pennell and Theopholis Pennell, and attended school in South Portland, graduating from South Portland High Sch...

  • Sylvia J. Merryman, 86

    CUMBERLAND — Sylvia Jane Fortier Merryman, 86, died after a long illness Jan. 8 at Ledgeview Assisted Living in Cumberland Foreside with loved ones at her side, including her little dog Max. Born in Houlton on March 10, 1924, she was the ninth child of 10 born to Charles Thomas...

  • Julia Holland Clarke, 90: Devoted to her family

    YARMOUTH — Julia Holland Clarke, 90, died Christmas eve, Dec. 24, 2010, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by her devoted family. Raised in St. Louis by Robert and Julia Holland, she attended the Mary Institute, Bennington College and studied art at Washington Universit...