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Obituaries

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  • Gustave H. Tillman Jr., 80: Civic supporter, led Maine hotel industry

    SCARBOROUGH — Gustave H. "Gus" Tillman Jr., 80, died peacefully at home Aug. 24, surrounded by his family. Tillman was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, the son of Gustave Sr. and Anna Tillman. At age 13, he began a life-long career in the hotel industry, working at his sister’s re...

  • Marilyn A. Labbe, 82

    TOPSHAM — Marilyn A. Labbe, 82, died peacefully on Aug. 15 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born in Dixfield on Jan. 24, 1932, the daughter of Erwin J. Parlin and Lillian (Fletcher) Parlin. In her teenage years, she moved to Brunswick, where she worked as a nanny. O...

  • 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...

  • Leo J. Bouchard Sr., 66

    BRUNSWICK — Leo John "Buzz" Bouchard Sr., 66, died Oct. 24 with loving family by his side. He was born in Old Town on June 30, 1943, the son of Leo Albert and Virginia (LeBretton) Bouchard and attended local schools. In 1960 he joined the U.S. Army and served until he was ho...