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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...

  • Roland G. Vaillancourt, 83

    BRUNSWICK — Roland G. Vaillancourt, 83, died Aug. 8 at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lewiston on May 4, 1926, son of William and Clara (Langelier) Vaillancourt and attended local schools. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe with a r...

  • Anne (Donohoe) Sheehan, 71: Tireless advocate for Maine educators

    YARMOUTH — Anne (Donohoe) Sheehan, 71, died unexpectedly on Aug. 5 at her residence.

  • Theresa M. Paglio, 83: Employed at St. Elizabeth's for nearly 50 years

    PORTLAND — Theresa Marie Paglio, 83, died Aug. 5 at Maine Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

  • Ronald E. Gochie, 72: Career with Scarborough Public Works

    SCARBOROUGH — Ronald Edward Gochie, 72, died Aug. 2. He was born on May 7, 1937, and attended Scarborough schools. He worked for Scarborough Public Works until his retirement. With his wife of 47 years, Barbara Ann, he traveled to Arizona in their motor home. Arizona seeme...

  • Pamela A. Given, 50

    BRUNSWICK — Pamela A. Given, 50, died Aug. 3 at her home. Born at Camp Lejun, N.C., on May 11, 1959, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Doris A. (Campbell) Given. She graduated from Brunswick High School and worked as a first class welder at Bath Iron Works. Her h...

  • Jean F. Davis, 99: Enjoyed Scrabble, travel, bird-watching

    BRUNSWICK — Jean Farjeon Davis, 99, died Aug. 2 at the Skolfield House. She was born in East Orange, N.J., on Sept. 7, 1909, a daughter of Harry and Grace (Thorn) Farjeon. She lived in Ossining, N.Y., and Paris. She and her late husband, John E. Davis, were both ardent bird-watch...

  • Rita C. Frasch, 68

    TOPSHAM — Rita C. Frasch, 68, died Aug. 1 at her home after battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome since April 2006. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 29, 1940, the daughter of James and Teresa (Pera) Caudell and attended Memphis schools. On Feb. 14, 1959, she married Robert W. Frasc...

  • Gertrude U. Peabody, 87

    BRUNSWICK — Gertrude U. Peabody, 87, of Topsham, died Aug. 4 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Brunswick, March 6, 1922, the daughter of Ludger and Yvonne Paradis. After attending schools in Waterville and Brunswick, she graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939...