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Obituaries

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  • Douglas A. Hall, 71

    SCARBOROUGH — Douglas A. Hall, 71, of Robinson Road, died Dec. 6 at his home. Hall was born in Portland on April 1, 1943, a son of Leslie A. and Christine O. (Hawkes) Hall. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High school, with the Class of 1961. He continued his e...

  • Oakley R. Sanborn, 96: His musical ability brought joy to others

    SCARBOROUGH — Oakley Roland Sanborn, 96, died peacefully Dec. 10 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Cape Elizabeth to Alice May (Marriner) Sanborn and Arthur Lee Sanborn. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School, and ...

  • Timothy J. White, 52: Known for his humor, love of basketball

    YARMOUTH — Timothy Jay White, 52, of Yarmouth and Carrabassett Valley, died peacefully at home Dec. 13 after a courageous battle with ALS and pancreatic cancer. Born in Portland, a son of Donald and Barbara White, he graduated from Westbrook High School, Dean College and the Universi...

  • Richard K. Strout, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Richard K. Strout, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Mid Coast Senior Health Care. Born in Rockland, Oct. 7, 1917, he was the son of Charles L. and Lilla Kuhn Strout. After he graduated from Brunswick High School, he worked at Harry Smart "Ford" Garage in Brunswick bef...

  • Althea P. Gessner, 91

    BATH - Althea P. Gessner, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Winship Green Nursing Center.  

  • 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...