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Obituaries

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  • Gaetano A. Viola, 92: Veteran, fished for more than 50 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gaetano "Kita" Anthony Viola died July 15 at his home in South Portland, with his family by his side. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Portland, Gaetano was the son of Saverio and Filomena (Rossini) Viola. He grew up in Portland's “Little Italy” neighborhood on Newb...

  • 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...

  • Cecile G. Pelletier, 88: Known as Bowdoin's 'soup-lady'

    BRUNSWICK — Cecile G. Pelletier, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 11, with her daughter, Rita, by her side. On Jan. 6 1922, she was born in Lisbon, the second of five children of Frank Bernier and Genevieve DuQuesnoy and attended schools in Lisbon and Brunswick. She marri...

  • Lawson H. Trufant, Sr., 72

    TOPSHAM — Lawson H. Trufant, Sr., 72, lovingly known as “Pappy,” died Thursday, Dec. 9, with his family at his side, after a brief battle with mesothelioma. Born in Topsham, Dec. 17, 1937, he was the eldest of three sons of Avery D. Trufant and Christine M. Hill. A...

  • Edwin R. Hull, 65

    CUMBERLAND — Edwin R. Hull, 65, formerly of Bethlehem and Seymour, Conn., died Nov. 29 in Portland. On Feb. 23, 1945, he was born in New Brunswick, N.J., son of Ralph E. and Janice A. (Groesbeck) Hull. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Air Force and later served ...

  • Gail E. Fulmer, 63: Her motherly love knew no bounds

    CUMBERLAND — Gail Elizabeth Fulmer, 63, died Dec. 6 at home in Cumberland with her daughter Kelli by her side after a courageous struggle with supranuclear palsy. On Feb. 27, 1947, she was born in Scotia, Calif., a daughter of Edward Sanford and Vivian Lewis, and had a loving upbrin...

  • Bernice M. O'Leary: Loving mother and grandmother

    PORTLAND — Bernice Marie O'Leary, 78, unexpectedly died Dec. 8 at her residence . On Jan. 26, 1932, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Bernard) Gallant, and attended local schools, graduating in 1951 from Portland High School. She married the love of h...

  • Phyllis D. Pearl Osgood, 92: Loved sailing, picnics

    BRUNSWICK — Phyllis Dyer Pearl Osgood, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Winship Green Nursing Facility in Bath, after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Born on April 4, 1918, the daughter of Laforest A. “Pop” Dyer and Gladys Rebecca Dyer, she spent her...

  • Melissa S. Pettingill, 45: Giving personality, loved children

    SCARBOROUGH — Melissa S. Pettingill, 45, died Dec. 3 at a Portland hospital after a courageous 19-month battle with lung cancer. Born March 24, 1965, in Ipswich, Mass., a daughter of Gale and Beverley Kleiner, she was educated in Ipswich Schools and graduated in 1984.  I...

  • Horace L. 'Buddy' Lubee, Jr., 80

    TOPSHAM — Horace L. “Buddy” Lubee, Jr., 80, died Monday, Dec. 6, at home.