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Obituaries

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  • Gloria B.B. Kierstead, 87

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gloria Bernadette (Boynton) Kierstead, 87, died Jan. 16, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Leon Manfred and Angelina (Pomerleau) Boynton. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Deering High School, with the...

  • Margaret Furbush, 87: Love of sports, family ran deep

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Margaret ("Peggy") Furbush, 87, a lifelong resident of Cash Corner, died Jan. 13 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Margaret (Hackett) Fitzpatrick and James J. Fitzpatrick, the Portland High Schoo...

  • A. Catherine England, 80

    COUSINS ISLAND – A. Catherine England, 80, died Jan. 13 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. On Jan. 3, 1931, she was born in Lowell, Mass., the second daughter of Robert and Alice (Higgins) Crowley. For many years she worked at the Bon Secour Hospital in Methuen, Mass...

  • Ralph H. Clark, 75

    FREEPORT — Ralph Herbert Clark, 75, died Jan. 9 with his wife by his side after a long illness. Born in Brunswick on March 18, 1935, he was the youngest son of Preston and Nancy Wilson Clark and was educated in Boothbay Harbor schools. For six years he served in the U.S. Army ...

  • Paul D. Gray, 60: Helped shape future of Maine Medical Center

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul D. Gray, 60, died Jan. 10 in Portland. Born April 29, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, a son of Donald Richard Gray and Agnes Lou Smith Gray, he attended Texas schools, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a master’s degree in...

  • Ruth H. Favreau, 82

    TOPSHAM — Ruth H. Favreau, 82, died Jan. 8 at her home after a short illness. On May 11, 1928, she was born in Topsham, a daughter of Irene Williams Hart, and attended Topsham and Brunswick schools. She and her husband, Felix, ran Favreau’s Greenhouse, and for many years...

  • Mary (Young) McElroy, 85: Active member of Holy Cross Parish

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary (Young) McElroy, 85, died at home Jan. 8. On May 7, 1925, she was born in East Providence, R.I., the daughter of Joseph and Eva Young, and graduated from local schools. After she graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing and the U.S. Cade...

  • Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68

    ORR'S ISLAND — Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68, died Jan. 4 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  

  • Reid Perkins, 90: Passion for music, dancing

    BATH — Reid Perkins, 90, died Jan. 2 surrounded by family, friends and the staff at Hill House Assisted Living Facility. Born in Bath Oct. 5, 1920, son of Capt. Charles W. Perkins Sr., and Katherine E. (Morse) Perkins and graduated from Bath schools. He worked at Bath Iron Wor...

  • Jennie A. Burton, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Jennie A. Burton, 93, died Jan. 6 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in West Warwick, R.I., on Jan. 3, 1918, she was a daughter of Jacob and Katherine Forgiel and attended local schools. On May 4, 1940, she married Joseph Burton. In 1958 th...