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Obituaries

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  • Gertrude L. Conroy, 90: Selfless volunteer gave hospital thousands of hours, and more

    PORTLAND — Gertrude L. Conroy, 90, died peacefully April 16 in her home at 75 State St. She was born in Portland on Feb. 12, 1925, the daughter of Philip E. and Gertrude Peterson LaRou. She attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School and graduated from Cathedral High Sc...

  • Ann M. Sweeney, 52

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT — Ann Mickiewicz Sweeney, 52, of Columbia, Connecticut, died April 15 after a brief illness. She was born in Portland to John and Carolyn Mickiewicz on Feb. 25, 1963, and graduated from South Portland High School in 1981. Sweeney worked for years as a civ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.  

  • Shirley V. Griffin, 89

    FALMOUTH — Shirley V. Griffin, 89, died peacefully Dec. 15 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. On May 26, 1921, she was born in Portland, one of seven children of Cora Ames Pennell and Theopholis Pennell, and attended school in South Portland, graduating from South Portland High Sch...