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Obituaries

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  • Ronald S. Breton, 80

    HARPSWELL — Ronald S. Breton, 80, of Gun Point, died unexpectedly on Aug. 20 at Mid Coast Hospital, in Brunswick. Breton was born in Lewiston on June 7, 1934, the son of Lionel R and Vera Jackson Breton. He was a graduate of Lisbon Falls High School, Class of 1952. He served in the U...

  • Paulette E. Cram, 66

    TOPSHAM — Paulette E. Cram, 66, of Westwind Drive, died Aug. 17 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Cram was born May 6, 1948, the daughter of Albert and Jeanne Michaud Levesque. A 1967 graduate of Wells ...

  • Frank T. Tyson, 77

    PORTLAND — Frank Thomas Tyson, 77, of Cumberland, died Sept. 8 with family by his side. Born on Feb. 7, 1932, in Canton, Ohio, he was a son of Maxine E. (Carpenter) and Miller S. Tyson. He attended schools in Massachusetts, graduating with a bachelor's degree from Babson Coll...

  • Janis Theriault, 60

    YARMOUTH — Janis Theriault, 60, died unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 9. Born on Nov. 2, 1948, in Fort Kent, she was a daughter of Jeannette (Michaud) and Fernando Theriault. In 1967, she graduated from Fort Kent High School. She worked as an administrative assis...

  • Jane E. Collins, 47

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Elizabeth Collins, 47, died suddenly at her home on Sept. 8. A daughter of Joan and Paul Collins of Warwick, R.I., she graduated from Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I., the University of Maine at Orono, and Andover College in Portland. She was most recently emp...

  • Loretta E. Lakin, 85

    PORTLAND — Loretta E. "Rita" Lakin, 85, died Sept. 1 at St. Joseph's Manor. Born in Acton on Feb. 17, 1924, she was a daughter of Harold L. and Bertha M. (Danforth) Arno. After living in New Hampshire, she moved to South Portland in 1943. She was a member ...

  • Robert L. Woodbury, 71: Former chancellor of UMaine System

    FALMOUTH — Robert Louis Woodbury, 71, died at his Falmouth home on Sept. 12 after battling lymphoma. A leader in higher education and public service, his life was fully and passionately lived. "Bob was a visionary leader of the University and its impact on the ... 1

  • Alfred M. Palmer, 86

    HERNANDO, Fla. — Alfred M. Palmer, 86, died Aug. 30 at home with his children, Ronald Palmer and Pamela Spear, by his side. He was born in South Portland, a son of Walter Palmer and Kathleen Brewer Palmer and attended local schools. He married Marguerite Bachelder at his parents Sout...

  • Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88: Avid traveler, World War II cryptographer

    PORTLAND — Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88, died Aug. 31 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

  • Frederic W. Ecker Jr., 85

    TOPSHAM — Frederic Worrall Ecker Jr., 85, died Sept. 5 at Parkview Adventist Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 1923, he was a son of Frederick Worrall and Barbara (Hoyt) Ecker. In 1942, he graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. During World War II, h...