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Obituaries

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  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...

  • Merlin A. White, 75

    SCARBOROUGH — Merlin A. White died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on July 19, following a battle with cancer. White was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Ludlow, the son of Cyril and Velma White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963. White married...

  • Frances L. Taylor, 92: Avid homemaker

    FOLEY, Ala. — Frances Lucille Taylor, 92, formerly of South Portland, died July 22 at the Golden Living Nursing Home. Born in Peru, a daughter of William Frederick and Sarah Louise Moore Tyler, she was raised and educated in South Portland schools. An avid homemaker, she enjoy...

  • Doris M. Joyce, 97: Dedicated pastor's wife and lifelong educator

    BOWDOINHAM — Doris M. (Bryant) Joyce, 97, died July 20 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Frederick Davis. Born in Livermore, May 14, 1913, she was a daughter of Daniel and Alice (Cummings) Bryant. In 1936, she graduated from the E...

  • Richard M. McGarrigle, 85

    BRUNSWICK — The Rev. Richard Michael McGarrigle, 85, died July 23 in Brunswick after a brief illness. On  Oct. 9, 1924, he was born in Calais, a son of John Philip Sr., and Dora Mildred McGarrigle,  and attended local Catholic schools. After graduating from St. Thoma...

  • Robert Helie, 89

    TOPSHAM — Robert Helie, 89, died July 22 at Hawthorne House in Freeport. Born Jan. 7, 1921, a son of Armand and Alice Rochefort, he attended St. John’s School in Brunswick. On Aug. 30,1941, he married Dorothy Lassonde in Lewiston. Over the years, he worked various...

  • Harold C. Weeks, Jr., 77

    HARPSWELL — Harold Cass “Bud” Weeks, Jr., 77, died July 24 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Born in Marlborough, Mass. on Aug. 17, 1932, he was the son of Harold C. Sr., and Sadie Weeks. In 1946 he moved to Harpswell,  and graduated from Brunswick High Scho...

  • Elva E. Dionne, 97: Hardworking painter, dedicated to her daughters

    FALMOUTH — Elva Emily Dionne, 97, died April 19 after a long illness. On Aug. 13, 1912, she was born in Portland, the daughter of Charles and Alice Holmes. After she married Paul A. Dionne, they started a painting business together, Dionne Painters. In addition to helpi...

  • Michael C. Salafia, 45: Treasured his role as uncle, godfather

    PORTLAND — Michael Christopher Salafia, 45, of Portland, died unexpectedly July 18.

  • Beverly A. Rutherford, 76: Antiques dealer, enjoyed singing with family, friends

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Beverly Anna Rutherford, 76, died at home July 16.