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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...

  • Mark J. Sylvester, 52

    BATH — Mark J. Sylvester, 52, died Nov. 1 after a short illness with family by his side.

  • Elizabeth E. Moody, 88: Owned Lighthouse Christian Bookstore

    BRUNSWICK — Elizabeth E. "Betty" Moody, 88, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Oct. 31 at the Glenridge Living Center in Augusta. She was born in Augusta on July 11, 1921, a daughter of Harold and Helen Bagley Ormsby. In 1939 she graduated from Brunswick...

  • Eleanor M. Wilson, 96

    BATH — Eleanor M. Wilson, 96, died Oct. 29 at Winship Green Nursing Center. She was born in Bath on Aug. 22, 1913, a daughter of George and Anne Douglas Wilson and graduated from Morse High School. Over the years she worked at Bath Iron Works, Hyde Windlass Co. and the City of Bath's ...

  • Suzanne H. Stevens, 77

    YARMOUTH — Suzanne Higgins "Sue" Stevens, 77, beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, died Oct. 30 surrounded by her loving family at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. Born in Portland, she was a daughter of Stanley and Hazel Higgins and attended Portland High School. ...

  • Cecelia L. Austin, 91

    FREEPORT — Cecelia Liberty Austin, 91, formerly of North Yarmouth, died Oct. 31. She was born on June 30, 1918 in Lewiston, one of 15 children of Marie (Fortier) and Alfred Liberty. She attended North Yarmouth Academy. On Sept. 20, 1941, she married Kermit Austin and tog...

  • Richard B. "Dick" Cleaves, 76: Former No. Yarmouth Fire Dept. captain

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Richard Burton "Dick" Cleaves, 76, died unexpectedly at his home on Oct. 23.  On June 12, 1933, he was born in Portland, a son of Rueben and Doris (Harriman) Cleaves. After he graduated from Deering High School, he played baseball for several years with t...

  • Janet Payson, 81

    FALMOUTH — Janet Ford Payson, 81, died peacefully after a long illness on Oct. 11 at Falmouth by the Sea. On March 22, 1928, she was born in West Newton, Mass., the daughter of Fred Bennett Ford Sr., and Mary Kent. The beloved wife of Eliot Brown Payson, she lived most of her...

  • James A. Ledue, 57: Restaurateur, renaissance man

    PORTLAND — James Andrew "Jim" Ledue, owner of The Good Egg, Alberta's Cafe, and Bella Bella, died Oct. 23 after a long illness. Born in 1952 at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va., son of Herb and Fran Ledue, he spent his early years in France and Panama. He later graduated fro... 1