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Obituaries

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  • John W. Ambrose Jr., 83: Professor loved his profession

    TOPSHAM — John W. Ambrose Jr., 83, died Nov. 7. Ambrose was born to Vivian and John W. Ambrose Sr. on Jan. 23, 1931, in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended St. John's Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and went on to receive bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in ...

  • Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90

    BRUNSWICK — Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90, died Nov. 7 at Mid Coast Hospital, with his family by his side. Pierce was born in Bath on Jan. 26, 1924, a son of Bertrand T. and Lillian B. Jones Pierce. He was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School. Pierce served...

  • 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...

  • 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...