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Obituaries

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  • Marion M. Gilmore, 87

    BATH — Marion M. Gilmore, 87, of Middle Street, died peacefully at her home Dec. 13, surrounded by her family. She was born in Springfield on March 1, 1927, a daughter of Percy and Lottie Smith. In 1943, she moved to Bath, where she raised her four children with love and pride.

  • Wilma M. Hovey, 83

    TOPSHAM — Wilma Marie Hovey, 83, of Topsham, died Dec. 11 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Littleton, a daughter of Claude S. and Vera E. (Donovan) Hansen. She was educated in Houlton, and graduated from Houl...

  • Robert J. Packer Sr., 70: Former American Cancer Society executive director

    ESTERO, Fla. — Robert J. "Bob" Packer Sr., 70, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully on Nov. 24 with his family at his side. He was born on May 9, 1939, a son of Joseph and Mary Packer. He grew up in Pennsylvania and at age 15 became an active volunteer firefighter w...

  • Robert J. Packer Sr., 70: Former American Cancer Society executive director

    ESTERO, Fla. — Robert J. "Bob" Packer Sr., 70, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully on Nov. 24 with his family at his side. He was born on May 9, 1939, a son of Joseph and Mary Packer. He grew up in Pennsylvania and at age 15 became an active volunteer firefighter w...

  • Elizabeth K. “Betty” Skillings, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Elizabeth K. "Betty" Skillings, 92, died Nov. 26 at Mere Point Nursing Home in Brunswick. On May 23, 1917, she was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., the daughter of Edward James Kroegher and Mabel Eccles Conway Kroegher and attended local schools. In 1939 she graduated...

  • Marie-Anne L. Favreau, 66

    BATH — Marie-Anne L. Favreau, 66, died Nov. 30 at her home with her children by her side after a four-year battle with cancer. Born in Brunswick on Sept. 7, 1943, she was a daughter of Mary Morin Racine and Gerard Racine and attended local schools. She attended Gorham State Teachers...

  • John B. Long, 85

    BRUNSWICK — John B. Long, 85, died Nov. 24 at Bodwell Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brunswick. He was born on Nov. 19, 1924, in Corona, Calif.. After graduating from Riverside City College, he served in the U.S. Navy and fought in many battles at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, as wel...

  • Dorothy B. (Doughty) Black, 91: Former Orr’s Island postmaster

    ORR'S ISLAND — Dorothy Bernice Doughty Black, 91, died while sleeping at her home Nov. 14. On July 21, 1918, she was born on Bailey Island, the daughter of G.W. "Wash" Doughty and Jennie Palmer Munsey Doughty. She married Ralph H. Black on Jan. 30, 1941. Their home on Orr...

  • Raymond A. Bernier, 73

    TOPSHAM — Raymond A. Bernier, 73, died unexpectedly at his home Nov. 22. He is survived by his sister, Doris St. Onge and her husband George of Brunswick; several cousins; nieces and nephews. There will be no services. Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Fed...

  • Elizabeth K. "Betty" Skillings, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Elizabeth K. "Betty" Skillings, 92, died Nov. 26 at Mere Point Nursing Home in Brunswick. On May 23, 1917, she was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., the daughter of Edward James Kroegher and Mabel Eccles Conway Kroegher and attended local schools. In 1939 she graduated...