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Obituaries

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  • William H. Grainger IV, 83: Auto buff, engineer thirsted for knowledge

    BATH — William H. Grainger IV, 83, of Lincoln Street, died unexpectedly Oct. 16 at his home. Grainger was born in Bath on Dec. 30, 1930, a son of John G. and Sarah Davis Grainger. He was educated in local schools, and graduated from Morse High School. He then earned a degree in physi...

  • Lucy L. Earl, 78

    BRUNSWICK — Lucy L. Earl, 78, of Harpswell Road, died Oct. 17 at Mid Coast Hospital, with her family by her side. Earl was born in Brunswick on Sept. 7, 1936, the daughter of Lucien and Loretta Bernier Brillant. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1954, and married David R. E...

  • Helen W. Freise, 102: longtime member of First Congregational Church

    SACO — Helen W. Freise, 102, formerly of Scarborough, died Aug. 14 at her residence.

  • William S. Williams, 89

    BRUNSWICK — William Stanley “Stan” Williams, 89, died Aug. 21 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. On July 4, 1921, he was born in Fair Haven, Vt., a son of Robert H. and Winifred (Parry) Williams of Welsh heritage, which was a source of pride for him. After he gra...

  • Roger P. Belanger, 67: Longtime BIW machinist, Elks member

    BRUNSWICK — Roger P. Belanger, 67, died peacefully at home on Aug. 18 after a courageous battle with cancer. On May 4, 1943, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Napoleon R....

  • Hazel Libby, 79

    TOPSHAM — Hazel Libby, 79, died Aug. 18 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Jan. 12, 1931, the youngest child of Bird and Agnes Shellenbarger. At age 16, her future husband, Henry Libby, moved to the family home to work as a farmhand.  They ...

  • Dorothy M. Coombs, 95

    TOPSHAM — Dorothy M. Coombs, 95, died Aug. 19. On April 19, 1915, she was born in Brunswick, a daughter of Ernest E. Atkins, Sr. and Minnie L. Griffin Atkins and attended local schools, graduating from Brunswick High School in 1933. Prior to marrying William H. Coombs on April...

  • David R. Snow, 77: Known for helping others, worked for Red Cross

    FALMOUTH — David Roger Snow, 77, died Aug. 16 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.  

  • Rev. Richard C. McCarthy, Jr., 75: Former Portland priest

    PORTLAND — Rev. Richard C. McCarthy, Jr., 75, died Aug. 14 at Saint Joseph's Manor, where he resided for the past several years.   

  • Karen B. Clarke, 85

    YARMOUTH — Karen Brown Clarke, 85, died Aug. 6 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. In 1925 she was born in her grandparents’ house in Portland, a daughter of Mary Fletcher Brown and Simmons Brown. She graduated from the Waynflete School in Portland and Smi...