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Obituaries

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  • Joan M. Gilbert, 85: Devoted mother was 'mother' to others, too

    PORTLAND — Joan Mary (McCullum) Gilbert, 85, died peacefully on June 23, surrounded by her family. The daughter of Mary Neuner and John D. McCullum, Gilbert was born in Portland on July 28, 1929. In 1949, she married James R. Gilbert, who predeceased her. Joan's fa...

  • Thomas Ouellette, 69

    PORTLAND — Thomas "T.L." Ouellette, 69, of Portland, died peacefully June 26 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. He was born Aug. 24, 1945, the son of William and Gwendolyn (Lake) Ouellette, and attended Portland schools. Ouellette served for eight y...

  • Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68

    ORR'S ISLAND — Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68, died Jan. 4 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  

  • Reid Perkins, 90: Passion for music, dancing

    BATH — Reid Perkins, 90, died Jan. 2 surrounded by family, friends and the staff at Hill House Assisted Living Facility. Born in Bath Oct. 5, 1920, son of Capt. Charles W. Perkins Sr., and Katherine E. (Morse) Perkins and graduated from Bath schools. He worked at Bath Iron Wor...

  • Jennie A. Burton, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Jennie A. Burton, 93, died Jan. 6 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in West Warwick, R.I., on Jan. 3, 1918, she was a daughter of Jacob and Katherine Forgiel and attended local schools. On May 4, 1940, she married Joseph Burton. In 1958 th...

  • Ruth H. Favreau, 82

    TOPSHAM — Ruth H. Favreau, 82, died Jan. 8 at her home after a short illness. On May 11, 1928, she was born in Topsham, a daughter of Irene Williams Hart, and attended Topsham and Brunswick schools. She and her husband, Felix, ran Favreau’s Greenhouse, and for many years...

  • Mary (Young) McElroy, 85: Active member of Holy Cross Parish

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary (Young) McElroy, 85, died at home Jan. 8. On May 7, 1925, she was born in East Providence, R.I., the daughter of Joseph and Eva Young, and graduated from local schools. After she graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing and the U.S. Cade...

  • Shirley V. Griffin, 89

    FALMOUTH — Shirley V. Griffin, 89, died peacefully Dec. 15 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. On May 26, 1921, she was born in Portland, one of seven children of Cora Ames Pennell and Theopholis Pennell, and attended school in South Portland, graduating from South Portland High Sch...

  • Sylvia J. Merryman, 86

    CUMBERLAND — Sylvia Jane Fortier Merryman, 86, died after a long illness Jan. 8 at Ledgeview Assisted Living in Cumberland Foreside with loved ones at her side, including her little dog Max. Born in Houlton on March 10, 1924, she was the ninth child of 10 born to Charles Thomas...

  • Julia Holland Clarke, 90: Devoted to her family

    YARMOUTH — Julia Holland Clarke, 90, died Christmas eve, Dec. 24, 2010, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by her devoted family. Raised in St. Louis by Robert and Julia Holland, she attended the Mary Institute, Bennington College and studied art at Washington Universit...