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Obituaries

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  • Robert C. Allanach, 64: Missionary, counselor served children nationwide

    SLIDELL, LOUISIANA — Robert C. Allanach, 64, formerly of South Portland, died Sept. 8 at Slidell Memorial Hospital after struggling for two weeks with an incurable blood disease. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 25, 1949, and spent his youth in South Portland, graduating from South P...

  • Marilyn Lajoie, 83

    TOPSHAM — Marilyn Lajoie, 83, died peacefully Sept. 30. Born Aug. 21, 1931, Lajoie was the daughter of Irene and Lloyd Pierce of Bucksport. The family relocated to Sanford, where she graduated from high school. In 1953, she married Aldore Lajoie, who was active in the U.S. Air Force....

  • Richard L. Barton, 81

    BRUNSWICK — Richard L. Barton, 81, died Nov. 14 at his winter home in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, where he and his wife had spent their winters since 1984. On July 12, 1928, he was born in Westbrook, a son of George Harold and Ione Ladd Barton and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1...

  • Ella S. Astle, 93: Avid Red Sox, Celtics fan

    FALMOUTH — Ella S. Astle, 93, died Nov. 21 at the Skilled Care Center at the Cedars in Portland. Born in Millinocket on Nov. 2, 1916, she was a daughter of Mitchell J. and Julia M. (Albert) Simond. She graduated from Stearns High School in 1934 and from Farmington Normal School in 1937. ...

  • Sister Mary Grace Barton, 84: Dedicated teacher at Catherine McAuley

    PORTLAND — Sister Mary Grace (Joyce) Barton, 84, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas, died Nov. 18 at Maine Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born in Bangor and attended local schools. After receiving a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College in Standish, she pursued h...

  • Anna Virginia "Gigi" Cross, 85: Known for warm hospitality

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Anna Virginia "Gigi" (Wise) Cross, 85, died at home on Nov. 10 surrounded by her loving family. Born on Jan. 23, 1924 in Gardiner, she graduated from Gardiner High School and attended Gorham Normal School. On Jan. 16, 1946, she married George L. Cross of Aug...

  • Yvette B. Small, 92: Lifetime commitment to community service

    BATH — Yvette Bernadette Picard Small, 92, died Nov. 13. Born in Brunswick, daughter of Amedee and Emerilda Picard, she graduated from Brunswick High School in 1934 and from Mount Merici in 1936. For 60 years she worked as a tax consultant. In June 1940 she married Ch...

  • Denise D. Raymond, 72

    BRUNSWICK — Denise D. Raymond, 72, died Nov. 14 at her Brunswick home. On March 3, 1937, she was born in Brunswick, a daughter of Denis and Laura (Normand) Levesque. She attended local schools and worked at area shoe shops, including Auerbach Shoe and Eastland Shoe. She wa...

  • Roland Deschenes, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Roland Deschenes, 92, died Nov. 13 at Winship Green Nursing Center with his wife Rosalie by his side. On Feb. 25, 1917, he was born in Brunswick, a son of Joseph and Marie Jeanne (Bois) Deschenes. He attended St. John's School and was a communicant of St. John the Baptist...

  • Jay H. Vreeland, 76: Research chemist, wine connoisseur

    PORTLAND — Jay Henry Vreeland, 76, died Nov. 14 at Maine Medical Center after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2008. Formerly a longtime Yarmouth resident, he was most recently a resident at an independent living facility in Portland. Born in Watertown, Mass. on Feb. 24, 1933, he was the eldes...