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Obituaries

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  • Elio H. Scherpa, 91: Lifelong machinist worked on spacecraft

    BRUNSWICK — Elio H. Scherpa, 91, of Bath Road, died surrounded by his family on Sept. 24 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Agawam, Massachusetts, on May 30, 1923, the son of Augusto and Louisa Morini Scherpa. He attended local schools and went on to trade school ...

  • Ronald W. McGranahan, 68: Navy trumpeter shared love of music

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ronald W. McGranahan, 68, died Sept. 11. He was born July 25, 1946, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Donald G. and Vivian W. McGranahan. He spent his youth in Anderson, where he graduated from the local high school with a career goal of becoming a music educator...

  • Philip C. Nixon, 84: Supporter of Portland, So. Portland Fire Depts.

    PORTLAND — Philip Carroll “Pops” Nixon, 84, died Oct. 30 surrounded by his loving family at the Barron Center. On Sept. 1, 1926, he was born in Portland, a son of Herbert and Margaret Nixon, and attended Portland schools. For many years he worked as a mixer for lo...

  • Barbara V. Jaeger Ferrell, 92: Lifelong commitment to volunteerism

    SCARBOROUGH — Barbara Valentine Jaeger Ferrell, 92, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Born Jan. 3, 1918, on Staten Island, N.Y., a daughter of Edward Valentine and Elsa Warth Jaeger, she attended local school until the family moved to Denville, N.J....

  • Madelaine F. Labbe, 96: Strong work ethic, owned dairy farm

    BRUNSWICK — Madelaine F. Labbe, 96, died Wed. Oct. 20, at Amenity Manor Nursing Home in Topsham. Born in Wallagrass on Sept. 16, 1914, a daughter of Cyprien and Marie Morin Labbe, she grew up on the family's potato farm and attended local schools. On Oct. 22, 1935, she married...

  • Melvin G. Furbish, 90

    BRUNSWICK — Melvin Gerard Furbish, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care. On July 29, 1920, he was born in Topsham, a son of Melvin C. and Bertha Wilson Furbish and attended school in Brunswick. For 36 years he worked at Pejepscot Paper until retiring in 19...

  • Charles L. Hewett, 63

    BRUNSWICK — Charles Lodric Hewett, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 24 at his home. Born in St Augustine, Fla., July 21, 1947, a son of Charles Carrie and Mary King Hewett, he was raised in the Jacksonville area. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at an early age and later served in the U.S. A...

  • Richard C. Peterson, 97: Cumberland plumbing inspector until age 96

    CUMBERLAND — Richard "Dick" Carlton Peterson, 97, died peacefully Oct. 17 at his home with his family by his side. Born June 10, 1913, in Falmouth, he was a son of Bendix Lenart and Alice Lund Peterson. Growing up in Falmouth, he commuted by trolley train to attend North Yarmo...

  • Edward L. Manning: Dedicated soup kitchen volunteer, owner of The Shamrock

    PORTLAND — Edward L. "Eddie" Manning, 89, died Oct. 24 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough with his loving family by his side. Born in Portland on Feb. 9, 1921, a son of James and Mary (McDonough) Manning, he attended St Dominic's School and graduated from Cheverus High School...

  • Eleanor E. S. Ward: Loved gardening, time with grandchildren

    PORTLAND — Eleanor Elizabeth Seader Ward, 82, died peacefully Oct. 12 surrounded by her family after many years of declining health.