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Obituaries

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  • Shirley S. Haapanen, 92: Active in church, hosted exchange students

    YARMOUTH — Shirley Smith Haapanen, 92, died peacefully Aug. 15 at Brentwood Nursing Home. A mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be remembered by many as a woman whose Christian faith guided her life. Daughter of Ruby McIntyre Smith and Max Lee Smith, Haapanen was born in...

  • Walter D. Tuttle, 82: Veteran, hard worker rose from the mail room

    PORTLAND — Walter Daniel Tuttle, 82, died Aug. 22 at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness. Born on Jan. 26, 1932, he was the seventh of 11 children of Edward and Florence Downey Tuttle. He attended Cheverus High School in Portland, and completed his education at Fordham Univers...

  • Eleanor Bell, 92

    FREEPORT — Eleanor "Ellie" Bell, 92, formerly of Needham, Mass., died Sept. 25.   She was born in 1917 to Edward and Sarah "Sadie" Kruger, and was raised in Everett, Mass. She had three sisters, Frances, Evelyn and Ruth and a brother, Harold.  

  • Theodore H. Warner, 90: Avid tennis player

    FALMOUTH — Theodore Hayes Warner, 90, died Sept. 24 at Sedgewood Commons. On Oct. 13, 1918, he was born in Trenton, N.J. He was educated at Lehigh University and at the American Institute of Banking at New York University. In 1941 he joined the Army and served as a commun...

  • Michael J. Eastman, 69: Dedicated life's work to So. Portland youth, community

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Michael John "Mike" Eastman, beloved husband of Linda Silver Eastman and loving and proud father of Chad Eastman and Allyn "Lynne" Eastman Joys, died Sept. 14 from a heart attack while exercising at a local gym. Born Oct. 6, 1939, to John and...

  • Arthur T. Stough, 59

    SOUTH PORTLAND - Arthur T. Stough, 59, died Sept. 18 at a local hospital. On Jan. 5, 1950, he was born in Portland, and was educated in South Portland schools. He worked at Barber Foods and Jordan Meats, and was most recently employed in the maintenance department at the University of...

  • Walter R. Brooks, 65: Avid hunter, enjoyed time with family, friends

    DURHAM — Walter R. Brooks, 65, formerly of Brunswick, died Sept. 16 at home after a long illness, with family at his side. He was born in Brunswick on Dec. 30, 1943, a son of Harry R. and Edna (Bragdon) Brooks. After graduating from Brunswick High School in 1962, he enlisted in the U....

  • Jeanne M. La Vance, 78

    BRUNSWICK — Jeanne M. La Vance, 78, died Sept. 13 at Maine Medical Center. She was born in Dover, N.J., June 27, 1931, the daughter of Oakley and Florence (Podesta) La Vance and attended local schools. In 1951, she graduated from Stafford Hall, a two-year business school. ...

  • Richard A. Burt, 85

    TOPSHAM — Richard A. "Pete" Burt, 85, of Amenity Manor, died Sept. 17 at Mid Coast Hospital. 

  • Nancy Adams, 76: Consummate hostess who enjoyed traveling

    PORTLAND — Nancy (Baldwin) Adams, 76, of Chebeague Island, died Sept. 19. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was a daughter of Dr. Edward H. Baldwin and Mrs. Marguerite S. Baldwin. She graduated from Classical High School and later graduated from Colby Junior College in New London, N.H. ...