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Obituaries

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  • Joy J. O’Brien, 60: Longtime state Senate secretary exemplified public service

    PORTLAND — Joy J. O’Brien, 60, the longest-serving secretary of the Maine Senate in history, died Oct. 15 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 23, 1954, to John ("Jack") and Jadine O'Brien in Brockton, Massachusetts. After moving to Portland, she grew up...

  • Marilyn Lajoie, 83

    TOPSHAM — Marilyn Lajoie, 83, died peacefully Sept. 30. Born Aug. 21, 1931, Lajoie was the daughter of Irene and Lloyd Pierce of Bucksport. The family relocated to Sanford, where she graduated from high school. In 1953, she married Aldore Lajoie, who was active in the U.S. Air Force....

  • David C. Clarke, 90: Career banker with passion for outdoors

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  • Edith M. McCafferty, 92

    PORTLAND — Edith Margaret McCafferty 92, formerly of Daytona Beach, Fla., died peacefully Nov. 2 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough Nov. 5. Born in Brunswick, June 30, 1918, a daughter of Allan G. and Annastacia (Cunningham) McGuire, she attended local schools and gradu...

  • Geraldine Michaud, 88: Lifelong Portland resident

    PORTLAND — Geraldine Michaud, 88, died Friday, Nov. 5, at the Barron Center in Portland. On June 15, 1922, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Antonio and Mary DiPietro, and educated in Portland schools. During World War II she worked in the shipyards where she met her hus...

  • Anita L. Delano, 66

    SCARBOROUGH — Anita L. Delano, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 30 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Born in Bath on May 22, 1944, she was a daughter of Byron S. and Shirley (Reay) Safford. On Jan. 18, 1964, she married Douglas A. Delano at the First Congregational Church in South Por...

  • John R. Bierer, 70

    BRUNSWICK — John R. Bierer, 70, died Oct. 28 after a long battle with lung disease from exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. A son of John H. Bierer and Florence C. Bierer, he was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., June 10, 1940. He was educated at Columbia University, L...

  • Wayne A. Trudell, 64: Loved hunting for secondhand treasures

    BRUNSWICK — Wayne A. Trudell, 64, died peacefully at home on Oct. 29. On Sept. 16, 1946, he was born in Waterville, a son of Doris and Maurice Trudell. After the family moved to Brunswick, he attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1964.

  • Jacqueline R. Bilodeau, 86

    BATH — Jacqueline Rancourt "Jackie" Bilodeau, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 28 at Webster Commons Nursing Home in Freeport, with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside. Born in Lewiston on Dec. 9, 1923, to Joseph Emile and Amelia (Larochelle) Rancourt, she graduated from Lewiston High ...

  • Betty J. Rakestraw, 86

    BOWDOIN — Betty Jane Heberer Rakestraw, 86, died Friday, Oct. 29 at the D’Youville Pavilion Nursing Home in Lewiston, with her loving husband John and her family at her bedside. Born in Peoria, Ill., on June 21, 1924, she was a daughter of Earl and Alice Welch Heberer Sayers.