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  • William R. Lyons, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — William R. Lyons, 86, of South Portland, died July 17 at Seaside Health Center in Portland. He was born on Feb. 21, 1929, in Littleton, New Hampshire, the son of Carl and Martha Lyons. His younger years were spent in New Hampshire and Cape Elizabeth. He was a 1948 gr...

  • Deborah M. Barrett, 61: Interests, travels spanned the world

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Deborah McKinley Barrett, 61, died peacefully July 25 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. Barrett was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Portland, to William and Muriel McKinley. She was a graduate of Deering High School in Portland, and of Western New England College in...

  • 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...

  • Arthur E. Litchfield, Jr., 77

    HARPSWELL — Arthur Everett Litchfield, Jr., 77, died Sunday, Dec. 12, at Winship Green Nursing Home. Born June 16, 1933, at the family home in Brunswick, he was a son of Arthur Everett Litchfield, Sr., and Gladys "Chick" Litchfield, and attended local schools. In 1951 he enlis...

  • Cecile G. Pelletier, 88: Known as Bowdoin's 'soup-lady'

    BRUNSWICK — Cecile G. Pelletier, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 11, with her daughter, Rita, by her side. On Jan. 6 1922, she was born in Lisbon, the second of five children of Frank Bernier and Genevieve DuQuesnoy and attended schools in Lisbon and Brunswick. She marri...

  • Lawson H. Trufant, Sr., 72

    TOPSHAM — Lawson H. Trufant, Sr., 72, lovingly known as “Pappy,” died Thursday, Dec. 9, with his family at his side, after a brief battle with mesothelioma. Born in Topsham, Dec. 17, 1937, he was the eldest of three sons of Avery D. Trufant and Christine M. Hill. A...