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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 ...

  • Margaret W. Soule, 69: Avid runner, loved her horse 'Rusty'

    YARMOUTH — Margaret Wallace "Maggie" Soule died gracefully Nov. 15 after battling a recurrent illness. Born in Portland on Sept. 16, 1941, the eldest child of William Enos and Jean "Polly" Soule, she attended Yarmouth schools and graduated from Waynflete School in Portland in 1959.

  • Mary E. Fitts Thurston, 87

    YARMOUTH — Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Fitts Thurston, 87, died Nov. 15  in Yarmouth. Born in Baldwin on May 15, 1923, to Mary (Norton) and Harland Black, she was educated in Baldwin schools and graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1941. Later that year she m...

  • Ann W. Morrill, 53: Gardener with a joy for life

    PORTLAND — Ann Wakefield Morrill, 53, died Thursday, Nov. 18, after a courageous 18-month battle with brain and lung cancer. Born in Portland, Dec. 3, 1956, she was the youngest child of Mildred A. and William C. Morrill Jr., and attended Portland schools. After she graduated ...

  • James C. Hill, Sr., 64: An avid hunter, loved flying

    TOPSHAM — James C. Hill, Sr., 64, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 13, at a hunting camp in New Vineyard. Born in Shreveport, La., Nov. 24, 1945, a son of James B. and Amy Clarice Prudhomme Hill, he attended Shreveport schools. After graduating from St. Joseph’s School i...

  • Ila N. 'Namie' Ramsey, 95

    BATH — Ila N. "Namie" (Abbott) Ramsey, 95, died Thursday, Nov. 11 at Winship Green Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Born in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 19, 1915, she was the daughter of Walter F. and Edith (Mooers) Abbott. Raised in Bath, she graduated from Morse High School ...

  • John W. Porter, 78

    CUMBERLAND — John Warren Porter, 78, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 14, at Bay Square in Yarmouth. On Nov. 25, 1931, he was born in Orono, a son of Thomas and Ethel Porter. After graduating from Orono High School in 1950, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served until 1956.

  • Sally T. Skillin, 81: Family matriarch, known for her laugh

    FALMOUTH — Sally Talbot Skillin, 81, died at her home Thursday, Nov. 11, surrounded by family and friends. A lifelong resident of Falmouth, she was born Aug. 28, 1929, at her parents home on Gray Road. After graduating from Falmouth High School in 1948, she attended Westbrook ...

  • Joanne B. Barron, 82: Enjoyed summers on Long Island

    PORTLAND — Joanne Blanchfield Barron, 82, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died Monday, Nov. 15, at Saint Joseph's Manor, where she was a resident for the past several years. Born in Holyoke, Mass. on Aug. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Thomas and Edith Leavitt, and graduated in 1946 f...