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Obituaries

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  • Norman L. Smith, 93: Lifelong North Yarmouth resident served nation, town

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Norman L. Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of the town who traced his roots to its original settlers and even to the Mayflower, died Oct. 9. He was born in North Yarmouth on July 21, 1921, the son of Lester F. and Mildred Leighton Smith. Smith graduated in 1939 fr...

  • George J. Willhoite, 92

    FALMOUTH — George Jay Willhoite, 92, of Falmouth, a U.S. Army veteran who survived some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, died Oct. 15. Willhoite was born March 13, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa, the second son of George Buford Willhoite and Mabel Trumbauer Willhoite. A...

  • George A. Norton III, 85: Career in automobile sales industry

    SOUTH PORTLAND — George A. Norton III, 85, died Oct. 11 in his sleep. Born in Portland on Jan. 19, 1924, he was the son of George A. Norton Jr. and Ethel L. O'Donnell. In 1942 he graduated from South Portland High School. During World War II he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps...

  • Joseph "Fern" Langlais, 81

    WINTHROP — Joseph "Fern" Langlais, 81, formerly of Brunswick, died Oct. 13 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born on June 10, 1928, the son of Edward and Delina (Albert) Langlais. In 1943 he and his family moved to Brunswick and he graduated from Brunswic...

  • Alice H. Morton, 97: Lifetime devoted to civic organizations

    BOWDOIN — Alice H. Morton, 97, died Oct. 16. Born on Sept. 13, 1912, in Washington Township, Ohio, she was a daughter of Enos and Columbia Corley Hayhurst. On Aug. 25, 1932, she married Paul W. Morton in Freeport, Ohio, and they lived there together until March 1997 when they moved ...

  • Felix O. Pinette, 78

    TOPSHAM — Felix O. Pinette, 78, died from lung cancer Oct. 2 with family by his side. He was born in Topsham, Dec. 28, 1930, one of 11 children to Alphonse and Cecile (Beauregard) Pinette. From 1951 to 1954, he served in the Army with his twin brother Phillip in Alaska. On Ju...

  • Belle E. Luetchford, 84

    BOWDOIN — Belle Ethel Luetchford, 84, formerly of Solvay, N.Y., died Oct. 11. The daughter of Harry and Ethel Luetchford, she was born and raised in Solvay, N.Y. She lived in the family home for 80 years until 2005 when she moved to Bowdoin to live with her sister Norma and niece Kay...

  • Albert J. Moreau, 79: Portland Water District employee for nearly 40 years

    PORTLAND — Albert Joseph Moreau, 79, a longtime resident of Falmouth, died Oct. 13 at Maine Medical Center after a short illness. Born in Waterville on Sept. 22, 1930, he was the son of Harvey and Mildred Moreau. While attending school in Falmouth he worked at Skillins Greenhou...

  • Joan Thurlow, 67

    BRUNSWICK — Joan Snook Thurlow, 67, of Freeport, died Oct. 13 at Mid Coast Hospital with her family by her side. Born on Feb. 5, 1942, in Trenton, N.J., she was the only child of Olive (Hagerman) and Donald Davis Snook. She married Everett Thurlow on June 16, 1962, in Titusvi...

  • John O. Chopak, 86: Engineer who enjoyed writing poetry

    PORTLAND — John Oleh Chopak, 86, of Portland, formerly of Pennsylvania, died Oct. 5 at Maine Medical Center surrounded by family. Born on Sept. 20, 1923, in Canonsburg, Pa., a son of John O. Chopak and Pearl Doroszovak, he attended local schools and went on to graduate from the University ...