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Obituaries

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  • Bernard J. Elfring, 84: Served community, Scouts for 5 decades

    YARMOUTH — Bernard "Bernie" Joseph Elfring, 84, of Yarmouth, died at home on May 19 after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Queens, New York, a son of Bernard A. and Catherine (Foley) Elfring. In 1953 he married Judith Ann Read, and together they raised five...

  • Jacquelyn M. Davis, 66

    YARMOUTH — Jacquelyn McCurdy Davis, 66, died May 19 at her home, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. Davis was born May 24, 1948, in Lubec, the fifth of six children of Helen Ardella Myers Glazier and James William McCurdy. After the death of her father when Jacq...

  • Louise Tholen, 95

    PORTLAND — Louise "Pat" Tholen, 95, formerly of Falmouth, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, at The Cedars after a long illness. Born in Arcadia, Neb., Nov. 1, 1915, she was a daughter of Merwin Swaynie and Mona (Lacy) Swaynie. In 1938 she married Henry S. Tholen, in Quincy, Ill., and l...

  • The Rev. Canon James P. Dalton-Thompson, 60: Rector of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

    FALMOUTH — The Rev. Canon James P. Dalton-Thompson, 60, Rector of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth since 2005, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, in a New Hampshire hospital after a short battle with cancer. Father Dalton-Thompson had a remarkable impact on the Saint Mary communi...

  • Jacqueline B. O’Roak, 80

    BRUNSWICK — Jacqueline B. O’Roak, 80, formerly of Sherman, died Friday, Nov. 26, at her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Sherman Station on April 21, 1930, a daughter of Thomas and Laura Mclellan, she attended local schools, graduating from Sherman High School.

  • Michael L. Tenggren, 72: Loved trips with family to Fenway Park

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Michael L. Tenggren, 72, died Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House following a brief illness. Born Sept. 11, 1938, in Everett, Mass., he was a son of Harry and Mabel Tenggren. After he graduated from Deering High School in 1956, he served in the ...

  • Dorothy B. Lemire London, 80

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dorothy Bouthiette Lemire London, 80, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 22, at her home. She was born April 24, 1930, in Center of Barnstead, N.H., where she attended local schools. An avid animal lover, she frequently took in strays, especially cats. For ...

  • Hector Carrier, 87

    HARPSWELL — Hector Carrier, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

  • Timothy G. Downey, Sr., 57: Former Navyman, enjoyed kayaking

    BRUNSWICK — Timothy G. Downey, Sr., 57, died Friday, Nov. 26 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., Sept. 12, 1953, the son of Ralph and Marie Barry Downey, he was a graduate of Edison High School. On June 7, 1975, he married Luanne Keszler in Highland...

  • Bernadette R. Gagne, 84

    WINDHAM — Bernadette Rosalie Arsenault Gagne, 84, formerly of Yarmouth, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25, from Alzheimer's disease. Born July 1, 1926, the eighth of 10 children of Rosalie DeRoche and Emanuel "Mike" Arsenault of Yarmouth. She lived in Yarmouth her en...