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Obituaries

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  • J. Paul Bergeron, 94: Engineer built planes, ships and family home

    BRUNSWICK — J. Paul Bergeron, 94, died March 17 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Dec. 28, 1920, the son of Joseph O. and Marie Langlois Bergeron. In 1939, Paul graduated from Sanford High School. He was a 1943 graduate of the Acad...

  • Richard E. Gilmore, 86

    BATH — Richard E. "Lefty" Gilmore, 86, of Bath, died March 16 at his home, with his children by his side. He was born in 1928, one of five children of Paul and Edith Eaton Gilmore. In 1946, he graduated from Morse High School, where he was a standout baseball pitcher. After high scho...

  • Josephine E. DesJardins, 78: Enjoyed time with her grandchildren

    PORTLAND — Josephine E. DesJardins, 78, died peacefully April 23 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough surrounded by her loving family. Born in Deep River, Conn., Aug. 17, 1932, a daughter of Edward A. and Viola P. Lewis Atwood, she attended local schools and lived in ...

  • L. Virginia Wright: Dedicated member of Church of the Nazarene

    SOUTH PORTLAND — L. Virginia (Hannaford) Wright, 92, died April 13 at South Portland Nursing Home. Born in Portland, a daughter of William and Lillian (Smith) Hannaford, she grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School in 1937. For many years she was...

  • Jean P. LeTarte, 86

    BRUNSWICK — Jean Pierre LeTarte, 86, died unexpectedly at his home April 12. Born in Brunswick on Jan. 27, 1925, a son of Alcide and Aline Caron LeTarte, he attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army,...

  • Louise Jones, 89

    BRUNSWICK — Louise Jones, 89, died April 13 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Born May 12, 1921, in Rumford, she was a daughter of Albion and Maryann Starkey Cloutier. The former wife of Stephen Elwell of Brunswick, she later remarried Frances Jones of Brunswick. A ...

  • Charlotte E. Bailey, 78: Longtime owner of Mid-Coast general store

    HARPSWELL — Charlotte E. (Varney) Bailey, 78, died April 14 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

  • Edward F. L’Hommedieu, 71: Decorated pilot who loved flying

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Edward Francis L’Hommedieu, 71, died in a plane crash in Biddeford April 10. On May 22, 1939, he was born in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y. As a child he developed a love for flying airplanes, and earned his pilot's license before he could legally drive.

  • Charles C. Harrison, Sr., 95

    FREEPORT — Charles Clarence Harrison Sr., 95, died surrounded by family on April 15.

  • Margaret C. MacDonald, 103: Avid Rox Sox fan

    PORTLAND — Margaret C. MacDonald, 103, died April 15 at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence Center. On May 28, 1908, she was born in Norwood, Mass., a daughter of Patrick and Hannah Costello. In 1925 she graduated from Cathedral High School. She married John...