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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...

  • Thomas P. Sesto, 58

    SCARBOROUGH — Thomas P. Sesto, 58, died unexpectedly Dec. 8 at his residence. Born in Portland, a son of Pat C. and Dorothy (Snow) Sesto, he was raised and educated in South Portland. After he graduated from South Portland High School in 1971, he attended the University of Mai...

  • Lorraine R. McGrath, 88

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Lorraine R. McGrath, 88, died Friday, Dec. 10. On Nov. 12, 1922, she was born in Salem, Mass., and grew up in Westbrook. After getting married to Gordon McGrath, they settled in South Portland. For many years she worked as a secretary at South Portland ...

  • James E. Carson, 59: Teamsters Local 340 president, family man

    PORTLAND — James E. "Jim" Carson, 59, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Dec. 8, while traveling in Providence, R.I., for business. Son of the late Richard Hart Carson and Anne (Gildart) Carson, he was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Portland, where he was raised and attended Deering High Scho...

  • Arthur E. Litchfield, Jr., 77

    HARPSWELL — Arthur Everett Litchfield, Jr., 77, died Sunday, Dec. 12, at Winship Green Nursing Home. Born June 16, 1933, at the family home in Brunswick, he was a son of Arthur Everett Litchfield, Sr., and Gladys "Chick" Litchfield, and attended local schools. In 1951 he enlis...

  • Cecile G. Pelletier, 88: Known as Bowdoin's 'soup-lady'

    BRUNSWICK — Cecile G. Pelletier, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 11, with her daughter, Rita, by her side. On Jan. 6 1922, she was born in Lisbon, the second of five children of Frank Bernier and Genevieve DuQuesnoy and attended schools in Lisbon and Brunswick. She marri...

  • Lawson H. Trufant, Sr., 72

    TOPSHAM — Lawson H. Trufant, Sr., 72, lovingly known as “Pappy,” died Thursday, Dec. 9, with his family at his side, after a brief battle with mesothelioma. Born in Topsham, Dec. 17, 1937, he was the eldest of three sons of Avery D. Trufant and Christine M. Hill. A...

  • Edwin R. Hull, 65

    CUMBERLAND — Edwin R. Hull, 65, formerly of Bethlehem and Seymour, Conn., died Nov. 29 in Portland. On Feb. 23, 1945, he was born in New Brunswick, N.J., son of Ralph E. and Janice A. (Groesbeck) Hull. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Air Force and later served ...

  • Gail E. Fulmer, 63: Her motherly love knew no bounds

    CUMBERLAND — Gail Elizabeth Fulmer, 63, died Dec. 6 at home in Cumberland with her daughter Kelli by her side after a courageous struggle with supranuclear palsy. On Feb. 27, 1947, she was born in Scotia, Calif., a daughter of Edward Sanford and Vivian Lewis, and had a loving upbrin...