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Obituaries

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  • John W. Ambrose Jr., 83: Professor loved his profession

    TOPSHAM — John W. Ambrose Jr., 83, died Nov. 7. Ambrose was born to Vivian and John W. Ambrose Sr. on Jan. 23, 1931, in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended St. John's Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and went on to receive bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in ...

  • Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90

    BRUNSWICK — Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90, died Nov. 7 at Mid Coast Hospital, with his family by his side. Pierce was born in Bath on Jan. 26, 1924, a son of Bertrand T. and Lillian B. Jones Pierce. He was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School. Pierce served...

  • Alfred M. Palmer, 86

    HERNANDO, Fla. — Alfred M. Palmer, 86, died Aug. 30 at home with his children, Ronald Palmer and Pamela Spear, by his side. He was born in South Portland, a son of Walter Palmer and Kathleen Brewer Palmer and attended local schools. He married Marguerite Bachelder at his parents Sout...

  • Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88: Avid traveler, World War II cryptographer

    PORTLAND — Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88, died Aug. 31 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

  • Frederic W. Ecker Jr., 85

    TOPSHAM — Frederic Worrall Ecker Jr., 85, died Sept. 5 at Parkview Adventist Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 1923, he was a son of Frederick Worrall and Barbara (Hoyt) Ecker. In 1942, he graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. During World War II, h...

  • Edwin Fenimore, 82

    TOPSHAM — Edwin Fenimore, 82, died Sept. 5 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. Born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Saddle River, N.J., he was a son of Matthew and Mary (Seeberger) Fenimore. As a child, he and his family moved to Maine where they started a family farm in Topsham. He attend...

  • Kyle B. Dwyer, 21: Passion for basketball, zest for life

    BRUNSWICK — Kyle B. Dwyer, 21, died Sept. 4 in Bangor. On Jan. 8, 1988, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Blair C. and Jodie Thompson Dwyer. While attending Brunswick High School he excelled at playing basketball and football. He was enrolled in his third year at Husson ... 1

  • Viviane C. Hart, 83

    BRUNSWICK — Viviane C. Hart, 83, died Sept. 4 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. Born in Brunswick on Oct. 11, 1925, she was the daughter of William and Marie St. Onge Charron. She played a pivotal role in her husband's Naval career by coordinating the family's frequent moves to p...

  • Rita L. Drew, 73: Owned and operated Chuck Wagon Restaurant

    PORTLAND — Rita Louise Drew, 73, died Aug. 31 after a brief illness with family by her side. On June 30, 1936, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Franklin and Dorothy (Harris) Clinch. She graduated from Greely High School and lived most of her life in Cumberland. ...

  • Nunzio E. Parisi, 86

    TACOMA, Wash. — Dr. Nunzio E. Parisi, formerly of Yarmouth, died Aug. 23. On Feb. 17, 1923, he was born in Somerville, Mass., the son of Dr. Fiore and Frances D. Parisi and was raised in Yarmouth. In 1942, he graduated from North Yarmouth Academy and married Virginia Grant in Yar...