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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...

  • Shirley F. Marshall Card, 90: 31-year teaching career

    BOWDOIN — Shirley F. Marshall Card, 90, died Nov. 19 at the Hospice House of Auburn. A longtime resident of Bowdoin, she was born June 9, 1920, in Gardiner, the daughter of Mason and Carmalene Rogers Marshall. In 1940 she married Robert T. Card. After she graduated from...

  • Frances 'Louise' Reynolds Welch, 91: Quiet optimism inspired family

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Frances “Louise” Reynolds Welch, 91, died Nov. 18 after a long illness while surrounded by her loving family. On May 13, 1919, she was born in South Portland, the daughter of Charles Edward and Bertha Viola Arey Reynolds and attended local schools, gradua...

  • Nancy L. Marquis, 80

    BRUNSWICK — Nancy L. Marquis, 80, died Nov. 17 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Born in Brunswick on Dec. 28, 1929, a daughter of Eddie and Yvonne A. Helie Paiement, she was educated in local schools, graduating from Brunswick High School in 1947. On July 4, 1953, she marri...

  • Jerome B. Creeden, 83

    TOPSHAM — Jerome B. Creeden, 83, died Nov. 19. Born in Lewiston on April 9, 1927, he was a son of Jeremiah and Margaret Murphy Creeden. In 1952 he graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, and began working in the field of computer science for government and defense contr...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...