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Obituaries

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  • Lillie J.S. Morris, 91

    BATH — Lillie Josephine Svik Morris, 91, died Nov. 5, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Bath. Born June 8, 1923, Morris was raised on a farm in Clarkson, Nebraska, before the family moved to Omaha during World War II. She married Burman “Bill” ...

  • Robert S. Takagi, 88

    BRUNSWICK — Robert S. Takagi, 88, of Oakwood Terrace, died Nov. 1 at his home. He was born in Hood River, Oregon, on April 28, 1926, the son of George and Hisae (Yamasaki) Takagi. He attended Hood River schools before being interned in the Tule Lake and Minidoka internment camps...

  • 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...

  • Gilberte A. Davis, 94

    YARMOUTH — Gilberte A. Davis, 94, of Portland, died Jan. 9 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. Born in Brunswick on June 5, 1916, she was the first daughter of Charles J. and Eva Gamache Charron, and attended Brunswick schools. In 1934 she married John B. Davis. While he...

  • Nancy Powers Martin, 96: Longtime career in nutrition

    FREEPORT — Nancy Powers Martin, 96, of South Freeport, died Jan. 4 of pneumonia. Born in West Medford, Mass., on Dec. 20, 1914, a daughter of Albert Blake Powers and Katherine Gertrude Bacon, she attended Medford schools, graduated in 1937 from the University of New Hampshire, and to...

  • Mary Chevalier, 85

    TOPSHAM — Mary Chevalier, 85, formerly of Cliffwood, N.J., died while sleeping on Dec. 27, 2010 at Amenity Manor in Topsham. She was born in 1925, a daughter of Margaret Shields and Alfred Shields of Newark, N.J. Her husband Henry J. Chevalier predeceased her in 1998. S...

  • Gertrude Bedard Bergeron, 89

    BRUNSWICK — Gertrude Bedard Bergeron, 89, died Jan. 2 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center.

  • David E. Blanchard, 66: Passion for aviation, autos

    SCARBOROUGH — David Ernest Blanchard, 66, died unexpectedly Jan. 1. Born Dec. 2, 1944, in Salem, Mass., he was the son of Donald N. and Charlotte (Smith) Blanchard, and grew up in Winthrop and Lewiston. After he graduated in 1963 from St. Dominic High School in Lewiston, he at...