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Obituaries

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  • David J. Hartill, 90: Veteran and BIW welder, loved fishing

    FREEPORT — David Jefferson Hartill, 90, a resident of East Street in Freeport and formerly of Brunswick, died July 9 at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. Hartill was born July 5, 1924, in Maspeth, New York, a son of Jefferson M. and Hetsel A. (Wils...

  • G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92

    YARMOUTH — The Rev. G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92, of Cousins Island, Yarmouth, died July 14, with his wife of 27 years, Esther, by his side. Mountfort was born Jan. 20, 1922, the son of George R. and Helen (Hinckley) Mountfort. He is survived by his wife, Esther Robie (Bl...

  • Sharon Brasier, 66: 'Swam each stroke' with her children

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sharon Brasier, 66, died July 3 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a prolonged struggle with alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, a genetic condition. She was born in Portland on Nov. 1, 1947, to John and Hazel Jameyson, and was a lifelong resident of South P...

  • Jacqueline D. Butler, 88

    SCARBOROUGH — Jacqueline D. Butler, 88, died July 4 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Butler was born on April 12, 1926, in Natick, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ira and Ida (Severson) Dean. She grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated from high school in 1943. After ...

  • Frances J.F. Sweetser, 78: Yarmouth native, ran lunch counter

    YARMOUTH — Frances Jane Freeman Sweetser, 78, of New Gloucester, died July 4 at Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, with her family by her side. She was born in Yarmouth on May 18, 1936, the second of five girls of Mary Jane (Richards) and Gardiner Mansfield. She grew up in the t...

  • Charles W. Redman Jr., 94: Veteran, Fish Exchange director

    PORTLAND — Charles Whitney Redman Jr., 94, died July 1 at his home in Portland after a long illness. Redman was born in Corinna on Feb. 15, 1920, the son of Charles and Carrie Mae Redman. His family soon moved to Bangor, where he attended public schools and graduated from Bangor High...

  • Martha C. Downing, 80

    TOPSHAM — Martha C. Downing, 80, died June 24 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was a teacher for many years while living in New Jersey before retiring to Topsham in 2005. The family vacationed at their home in western Massachusetts. Downing is survived by ...

  • Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84: Longtime nurse, gardener, painter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84, of South Portland, died June 27 at her home, with her family by her side. Wilson was born on Sept. 16, 1929, in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Helmut and Gertrud Wolff. She attended school in Germany and moved to New York in 1947. She...

  • Lorna Y. Hersom, 81

    BATH — Lorna Y. Hersom, 81, died June 22. She was born in Bath on Aug. 20, 1932, the daughter of James and Etta York. As a child, she lived in Phippsburg but resided in Bath for most of her adult life. She was a hairdresser by trade. She was predeceased by her parents; hu...

  • Calvin F. Taylor, 79: Brunswick police officer, business owner

    BRUNSWICK — Calvin F. Taylor, 79, died June 23 at his home. Taylor was born in Brunswick on Oct. 5, 1934, the son of Calvin B. and Helen Linnie Taylor. He graduated from Brunswick High School with its class of 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He also se...