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Obituaries

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  • James Nitsche, 81: Former Marine became Portland district fire chief

    PORTLAND — James Nitsche, 81, a longtime resident of Hicks Street, died March 23 at the Barron Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Buffalo, New York, a son of Joseph and Eleanor (Harris) Nitsche. In 1951, during the Korean War, James enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. While ...

  • Frances C. Parisi, 82

    PORTLAND — Frances Catherine Parisi, 82, of Portland and formerly of Yarmouth, died March 16. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 1932, the daughter of Fiore and Frances (Petrucci) Parisi. She attended elementary school in Yarmouth and then attended North Yarmouth Academy....

  • Cheryl A. Desmond, 55

    BRUNSWICK — Cheryl Ann Desmond, 55, formerly of Sabattus, died  unexpectedly Sept. 18 at her home.

  • Janine B. Glynn Bessey, 47

    TOPSHAM — Janine Beverly Glynn "Neenie" Bessey, 47, died unexpectedly Sept. 18. Born in Bangor, July 28, 1963, a daughter of Bev Webster and John Glynn, she grew up in South Harpswell and attended local schools, Mt. Ararat High School, and Maine Vocational Region 10. She lived...

  • Sue L. Buxton, 48

    BATH — Sue Lee Buxton, 48, died at home Sept. 13 surrounded by family after battling lung cancer. On Aug. 24, 1962, she was born in Augusta, one of 10 children of Raymond L. Buxton Sr. and Elsie L. Buxton, and was educated in Edgecomb schools. She and her family moved to Waldo...

  • Robert S. Logan, 79

    CUMBERLAND — Robert Shaw "Bob" Logan, 79, died Sept. 16 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Born in Cumberland on Jan. 12, 1931, to William Jarvis Logan and Doris Shaw Logan, he graduated from Greely Institute in 1949. In 1951 he enlisted in the US Air Force ...

  • Dodge D. Morgan, 78: Set world records with solo sailing trip

    HARPSWELL — With close family surrounding him, Dodge David Morgan, 78, of Snow Island in Harpswell, died peacefully Sept. 14 due to complications from cancer surgery.

  • Phyllis H. Pecci, 89

    BATH — Phyllis Helene "Phil" Pecci, 89, died Sept. 12 of natural causes.

  • H. Betty Giguere, 87

    HARPSWELL — H. Betty Giguere, 87, died Sept. 13 at Vicarage by the Sea. On May 2, 1923, she was born in Auburn, the daughter of Clyde and Mildred Candage Braley, and graduated from Edward Little High School. For many years she worked as a medical secretary in obstetrical offic...

  • Rudolph L. Violette, 84: Founding member of Town & Country Credit Union

    SCARBOROUGH — Rudolph L. "Rudy" Violette, 84, died Sept. 12 at Maine Medical Center following a long illness. On April 18, 1926, he was born in Lisbon Center, the son of Reuben A. and Clara A. Belanger Violette, and attended local schools. After he graduated from Lisbon High ...