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Obituaries

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  • Peter E. Anania, 85: City's first rescue squad leader helped build neighborhood business

    PORTLAND — Peter Emery Anania, 85, died July 31, surrounded by his family. Anania was born April 2, 1930, and survived polio at a young age. The disease affected his life profoundly, weakening his legs and lungs. But he lived with grace  and dignity, sharing his love of life wit...

  • Mary C. Pickering, 92

    PORTLAND — Mary C. Pickering, 92, of Virginia Street, died Aug. 1 at her home. She was born in Portland on April 17, 1923, a daughter of Edward C. and Elizabeth A. (Carter) Harrigan. She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School in the class of 1941. Mary ...

  • James A. Burdick, 93

    YARMOUTH — James Albert Burdick, 93, of Poland, died peacefully April 15 after a short illness. A lifelong resident of Maine, he was born on Feb. 26, 1918, a son of Albert and Edith Burdick. After he graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in 1936, he attended North...

  • Josephine E. DesJardins, 78: Enjoyed time with her grandchildren

    PORTLAND — Josephine E. DesJardins, 78, died peacefully April 23 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough surrounded by her loving family. Born in Deep River, Conn., Aug. 17, 1932, a daughter of Edward A. and Viola P. Lewis Atwood, she attended local schools and lived in ...

  • L. Virginia Wright: Dedicated member of Church of the Nazarene

    SOUTH PORTLAND — L. Virginia (Hannaford) Wright, 92, died April 13 at South Portland Nursing Home. Born in Portland, a daughter of William and Lillian (Smith) Hannaford, she grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School in 1937. For many years she was...

  • Jean P. LeTarte, 86

    BRUNSWICK — Jean Pierre LeTarte, 86, died unexpectedly at his home April 12. Born in Brunswick on Jan. 27, 1925, a son of Alcide and Aline Caron LeTarte, he attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army,...

  • Louise Jones, 89

    BRUNSWICK — Louise Jones, 89, died April 13 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Born May 12, 1921, in Rumford, she was a daughter of Albion and Maryann Starkey Cloutier. The former wife of Stephen Elwell of Brunswick, she later remarried Frances Jones of Brunswick. A ...

  • Charlotte E. Bailey, 78: Longtime owner of Mid-Coast general store

    HARPSWELL — Charlotte E. (Varney) Bailey, 78, died April 14 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

  • Edward F. L’Hommedieu, 71: Decorated pilot who loved flying

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Edward Francis L’Hommedieu, 71, died in a plane crash in Biddeford April 10. On May 22, 1939, he was born in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y. As a child he developed a love for flying airplanes, and earned his pilot's license before he could legally drive.

  • Charles C. Harrison, Sr., 95

    FREEPORT — Charles Clarence Harrison Sr., 95, died surrounded by family on April 15.