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Obituaries

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  • David J. Hartill, 90: Veteran and BIW welder, loved fishing

    FREEPORT — David Jefferson Hartill, 90, a resident of East Street in Freeport and formerly of Brunswick, died July 9 at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. Hartill was born July 5, 1924, in Maspeth, New York, a son of Jefferson M. and Hetsel A. (Wils...

  • G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92

    YARMOUTH — The Rev. G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92, of Cousins Island, Yarmouth, died July 14, with his wife of 27 years, Esther, by his side. Mountfort was born Jan. 20, 1922, the son of George R. and Helen (Hinckley) Mountfort. He is survived by his wife, Esther Robie (Bl...

  • 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...

  • Joseph S. Fernandes, 82

    BRUNSWICK — Joseph S. Fernandes, 82, died Oct. 21 at his home. Originally from New Bedford, Mass., he was a Brunswick resident for the past 40 years. From 1945 to 1967 he served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, including a four-year tour aboard the presidential yacht, U.S...