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Obituaries

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  • Patrick A. Watson, 57

    PORTLAND — Patrick Anthony Watson, 57, died July 22, following a brief illness. Watson was born Dec. 26, 1957, and grew up on Peaks Island. Later, he resided with his family in Portland, Casco and Peoria, Arizona. He worked as a deckhand for Casco Bay Lines for many years, and...

  • Mark J. Hellen, 63: Energy engineering expert was always willing to help

    PORTLAND — Mark Joseph Hellen, 63, of Portland, died July 17 while traveling on business in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was born May 10, 1952, the son of Eleanor Johnson Hellen and Robert “Yogi” Hellen. Mark graduated from Portland High School in 1971, and went on to at...

  • Elsie M. Stillwell, 83: Found her home at First Baptist Church

    BATH — Elsie Mae Stillwell, 83, died Dec. 13 at the Winship Green Nursing Center. On Sept. 22, 1927, she was born in Swarthmore, Penn., the daughter of Horace P. and Grace B (Brown) Stillwell, and attended Swarthmore schools. Over the years she worked in retail at F.W. Woolwor...

  • Sarah 'Sally' Stewart Gates, 75: Enjoyed time with her grandchildren

    SCARBOROUGH — Sarah "Sally" Stewart Gates, 75, formerly of Ocala, Fla., died peacefully Dec. 17 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 6, 1935, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of William and Janet Thompson and a graduate of Eastb...

  • Timothy J. White, 52: Known for his humor, love of basketball

    YARMOUTH — Timothy Jay White, 52, of Yarmouth and Carrabassett Valley, died peacefully at home Dec. 13 after a courageous battle with ALS and pancreatic cancer. Born in Portland, a son of Donald and Barbara White, he graduated from Westbrook High School, Dean College and the Universi...

  • Richard K. Strout, 93

    BRUNSWICK — Richard K. Strout, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Mid Coast Senior Health Care. Born in Rockland, Oct. 7, 1917, he was the son of Charles L. and Lilla Kuhn Strout. After he graduated from Brunswick High School, he worked at Harry Smart "Ford" Garage in Brunswick bef...

  • Althea P. Gessner, 91

    BATH - Althea P. Gessner, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Winship Green Nursing Center.  

  • Thomas P. Sesto, 58

    SCARBOROUGH — Thomas P. Sesto, 58, died unexpectedly Dec. 8 at his residence. Born in Portland, a son of Pat C. and Dorothy (Snow) Sesto, he was raised and educated in South Portland. After he graduated from South Portland High School in 1971, he attended the University of Mai...

  • Lorraine R. McGrath, 88

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Lorraine R. McGrath, 88, died Friday, Dec. 10. On Nov. 12, 1922, she was born in Salem, Mass., and grew up in Westbrook. After getting married to Gordon McGrath, they settled in South Portland. For many years she worked as a secretary at South Portland ...

  • James E. Carson, 59: Teamsters Local 340 president, family man

    PORTLAND — James E. "Jim" Carson, 59, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Dec. 8, while traveling in Providence, R.I., for business. Son of the late Richard Hart Carson and Anne (Gildart) Carson, he was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Portland, where he was raised and attended Deering High Scho...