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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...

  • 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.

  • Alfred L. Nichols, 92

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alfred Lincoln “Al” Nichols, 92, of Yarmouth, died Sunday Oct. 24. On Dec. 27, 1917, He was born in Nobleboro, a son of Cora (Benner) and Wesley Nichols, and was educated in local schools. He attended Hanson’s Barber School in Portland, and w...

  • Chester A. Foss, 95

    FALMOUTH — Chester Allen Foss, 95, died Oct. 22 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his beloved family by his side. Born on May 11, 1915, in Lynn, Mass., he was a loving son of Clarence Wardwell Foss and Mary Allen Foss. After graduating from Tufts University with a degree ...

  • M. Virginia Ingraham, 93

    YARMOUTH — M. Virginia ”Ginny” Ingraham, 93, died peacefully Oct. 26, following a stroke, at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Yarmouth. Born in Yarmouth on Aug. 31, 1917, a daughter of Harold B. and Martha C. Allen, she graduated from North Yarmouth Academy ...

  • Philip C. Nixon, 84: Supporter of Portland, So. Portland Fire Depts.

    PORTLAND — Philip Carroll “Pops” Nixon, 84, died Oct. 30 surrounded by his loving family at the Barron Center. On Sept. 1, 1926, he was born in Portland, a son of Herbert and Margaret Nixon, and attended Portland schools. For many years he worked as a mixer for lo...