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Obituaries

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  • Josephine Atlass, 88

    PORTLAND — Josephine Atlass, 88, died April 13. She was born March 22, 1926, in New York City. She attended New York schools and graduated from Hunter College. She married Hadley Atlass in 1950 and raised two sons in New York. In 1971, they moved to Orr's Island and purch...

  • Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69: Marine Corps veteran, longtime police officer

    PORTLAND — Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69, died April 11. He was born in Yarmouth, formerly of Falmouth, a son of Louis and Mary Serfes. He was the youngest of five children and attended Falmouth schools. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962, and after 2 1/2 tours in Vietnam, h...

  • Marvin A. Clifford, 72

    TOPSHAM — Marvin Arnold Clifford, 72, died June 1 at his home. He was born in Augusta on May 20, 1937, the son of Guy and Beatrice (Tunks) Clifford. In 1956, he graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School and two years later graduated from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Inst...

  • Joseph H. "Peter" Madore, 87

    FREEPORT — Joseph Henry "Peter" Madore, 87, died June 3. He was born on July 10, 1921, in Wallagrass, the eighth child of 13 to George and Alice (Charette) Madore. In 1936, he joined the National Guard. When World War II began, he joined the U.S. Army and was station...

  • Barbara Speirs Pendleton, 74

    YARMOUTH — Barbara Speirs Pendleton, 74, of Yarmouth and Islesboro, died unexpectedly at her home on May 30.

  • Harold W. Melvin, 87

    SCARBOROUGH — Harold W. Melvin, 87, of Piper Shores Retirement Community, died May 25 after a short illness. On May 21, 1922, he was born in Boston, son of Harold W. Sr., and Jessie S. Melvin.  He was a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School, the Epis...

  • Kenneth C. Cary, 84

    ORR'S ISLAND — Kenneth C. Cary, 84, died May 22. On Feb. 27, 1925, he was born to William and Helen Cary in Newark, N.J.

  • Lucy Ann Neron, 72

    TOPSHAM — Lucy Ann Neron, 72, died May 25 at her home with family by her side after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Brunswick, on Aug. 10, 1936, the daughter of Clementine V. Cloutier and attended Brunswick Schools. On Feb. 19, 1954, she married Louis J. Neron. ...

  • Oscar H. King Jr., 63

    BRUNSWICK — Oscar Henry King Jr., 63, died May 31 at his home. He was born in Bath on Jan. 31, 1939, the son of Oscar H. Sr., and Georgia E. (Pinkham) King. On Aug. 30, 1962, he married Donna G. Ambrose. For more than 50 years, he worked at Bath Iron Works as a main...

  • John E. "Ted" Bear Jr., 66: Career lobsterman, awarded Golden V-Notch Award

    ORR'S ISLAND — John E. "Ted" Bear Jr., 66, died May 29 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. On April 17, 1943, he was born in Brunswick, a son of John Edwin Sr., and Ruth Eleanor (Leeman) Bear. He attended schools in Tampa, Fla., and graduated from Florida S...