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Obituaries

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  • Mary Louise Nunziato, 80

    YARMOUTH — Mary Louise Nunziato, 80, of Yarmouth, died April 9, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Brighton, Mass., on April 19, 1933, the only daughter of John E. Nunziato Jr. and Cecile Blackburn Nunziato. The family moved to Portland in the 1940s. Sh...

  • Ruth Nihan Konecki, 93: Family matriarch, nurse, sports fan

    FALMOUTH — Ruth Nihan Konecki, 93, of Falmouth,  died at home on March 29, in the company of her family, following a lengthy illness. The only daughter of George and Annie Katherine Nihan, she was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Lynn, Mass. She spent her younger years in the company...

  • Suzanne H. Stevens, 77

    YARMOUTH — Suzanne Higgins "Sue" Stevens, 77, beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, died Oct. 30 surrounded by her loving family at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. Born in Portland, she was a daughter of Stanley and Hazel Higgins and attended Portland High School. ...

  • Cecelia L. Austin, 91

    FREEPORT — Cecelia Liberty Austin, 91, formerly of North Yarmouth, died Oct. 31. She was born on June 30, 1918 in Lewiston, one of 15 children of Marie (Fortier) and Alfred Liberty. She attended North Yarmouth Academy. On Sept. 20, 1941, she married Kermit Austin and tog...

  • Richard B. "Dick" Cleaves, 76: Former No. Yarmouth Fire Dept. captain

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Richard Burton "Dick" Cleaves, 76, died unexpectedly at his home on Oct. 23.  On June 12, 1933, he was born in Portland, a son of Rueben and Doris (Harriman) Cleaves. After he graduated from Deering High School, he played baseball for several years with t...

  • Janet Payson, 81

    FALMOUTH — Janet Ford Payson, 81, died peacefully after a long illness on Oct. 11 at Falmouth by the Sea. On March 22, 1928, she was born in West Newton, Mass., the daughter of Fred Bennett Ford Sr., and Mary Kent. The beloved wife of Eliot Brown Payson, she lived most of her...

  • James A. Ledue, 57: Restaurateur, renaissance man

    PORTLAND — James Andrew "Jim" Ledue, owner of The Good Egg, Alberta's Cafe, and Bella Bella, died Oct. 23 after a long illness. Born in 1952 at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va., son of Herb and Fran Ledue, he spent his early years in France and Panama. He later graduated fro... 1

  • Anne M. Foster, 44: McAuley High School teacher, mom of four

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Anne M. Foster, 44, died Oct. 28 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with her family by her side. On March 30, 1965, she was born in Portland, a daughter of D. Michael and Nancy (Capp) Littlefield. She attended local schools and graduated from ...

  • Thomas J. Connolly, 95: World War II veteran, avid golfer

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Thomas J. Connolly, 95, died Oct. 24 at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough. He was born on May 11, 1914, in Portland, a son of Patrick and Margaret (Crowley) Connolly. In 1932 he graduated from Cheverus High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S...

  • John L. Howland, 73: Bowdoin professor, prolific researcher

    HARPSWELL — John L. Howland, Ph.D., 73, died Oct. 18 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born in Quincy, Mass., on Dec. 14, 1935, the son of Graton G. and Mary H. (LaFollette) Howland. In 1957 he graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bowdoin College. He attended Y...