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Obituaries

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  • Josephine Atlass, 88

    PORTLAND — Josephine Atlass, 88, died April 13. She was born March 22, 1926, in New York City. She attended New York schools and graduated from Hunter College. She married Hadley Atlass in 1950 and raised two sons in New York. In 1971, they moved to Orr's Island and purch...

  • Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69: Marine Corps veteran, longtime police officer

    PORTLAND — Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69, died April 11. He was born in Yarmouth, formerly of Falmouth, a son of Louis and Mary Serfes. He was the youngest of five children and attended Falmouth schools. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962, and after 2 1/2 tours in Vietnam, h...

  • Joanne Chilson Hanson, 46: Enjoyed boating, traveling

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Joanne Chilson Hanson, 46, died March 28 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness. She was born in Morristown, N.J., on Dec. 6, 1962, and was raised in Avon, Conn. She later lived in Boothbay Harbor with her parents, June and Robert Chilson, bef...

  • Susan E. FitzGerald, 48

    TOPSHAM — Susan E. FitzGerald, 48, died from cancer at a local hospital on March 28. She was born in Brunswick, July 7, 1960, the daughter of Donald C. and Marilyn D. (Southard) Hackett. In 1978, she graduated from Mt. Ararat High School. She married Robert D. FitzG...

  • Barbara H. Chubbuck, 76

    FREEPORT — Barbara H. Chubbuck, 76, of Brunswick, died March 25 at the Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Lancaster, N.H., Aug. 9, 1932, the daughter of Elbridge and Mary Green. She grew up on a farm and enjoyed horseback riding. Barbara spe...

  • Delbert O. Fuller, 84: State Squash Hall of Famer

    BRUNSWICK — Delbert O. Fuller, 84, died March 20. He was born in Molin, Ill. on Jan. 11, 1925. In 1946, he graduated from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. After his service, he worked as an executive in advertising and communic...

  • Phyllis Keirstead, 77

    BRUNSWICK — Phyllis Keirstead, 77, died March 20. She was born in Presque Isle, March 1, 1932, a daughter of Wallace Ingley and Lillian Ella (Dow) Higgins. In 1953, she received her nursing degree from New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. She married Leighton R...

  • Joseph L. Bergeron, 79

    BRUNSWICK — Joseph Louis Bergeron, 79, died March 20 at his home. He was born in Brunswick, Oct. 16, 1929, the oldest of ten children to Edgar and Florence (Deforge) Bergeron. He attended St. John's Parochial School and later enlisted in the National Guard. After serving, he mar...

  • Thomas J. Earls, 84: Career in Insurance

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. —Thomas J. Earls, 84, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Portland, died March 21 at Long Island Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was born in Portland on Sept. 25, 1924, the son of Michael J. and Delia Ellen (Flaherty) Earls. After graduating from Cheverus Classical High Sc...

  • Helen C. Skelton, 82: Nurse, committed to volunteerism

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Helen C. Skelton, 82, died in Topsham on March 24. She was born in Damariscotta on May 28, 1926, one of eight children born to Wallace Wilton Chadwick and Martha F. Gardner. On New Year's Eve in 1947, she met her husband Ken on a blind date. They married in 1949...