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Obituaries

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  • Hazel June Dyer, 94: Descendant of Maine pioneers loved to sew

    FREEPORT — Hazel June Dyer, 94, died July 16 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, where she was attended by family members during an illness. Previously, she was a resident of Webster Commons in Freeport. Dyer was born in 1920 near Frankfort, one of six children and the...

  • Phyllis M. Hatch, 95: Vaudeville performer loved theater, family

    PORTLAND — Phyllis Margaret Hatch, 95, of Portland, died peacefully on July 23. She was born in Portland on July 29, 1918, to George and Mary (McGahey) Crangle. She attended local schools. In her younger years, Hatch and her husband toured the country as part of a vaudeville a...

  • Barbara L. French, 80

    GEORGETOWN — Barbara L. French, 80, died April 5 at Mid Coast Hospital. She was born in Kingfield, Nov. 11, 1928, a daughter of Edgar E. and Cora L. (Howard) Vose. As a young woman working in a Kingfield boarding home, she met Stanley C. French. They eloped on July 10, 1948, an...

  • Warren A. Rowell, 79: British motorcycle enthusiast

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Warren A. Rowell, 79, died April 1 in Portland after a brief illness.

  • Jeanette A. Lamb, 85

    YARMOUTH — Jeanette Asherman Lamb, 85, died March 25 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She was born on March 13, 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., to Vernon A. and Della (Nabors) White. She attended Memphis State University. On Oct. 7, 1944, she married Aldon M. Asherman. They ...

  • Ray E. Smith Jr., 86

    GRANBY, N.Y. — Ray Everett Smith Jr., 86, died March 12. He was born in Millinocket on Jan. 24, 1923, son of Ray E. Smith Sr., and Clary (Henry) Smith. He was raised in Yarmouth and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy. During World War II, he served in th...

  • Robert W. Donovan, 84: Former Portland judge

    FALMOUTH — Robert W. Donovan, 84, formerly of Portland, died April 2 at the Osher Inn at the Cedars in Portland. He was born in Portland on Dec. 4, 1924, the son of John E. and Bernice Moreland Donovan. In 1942, he graduated from Portland High School. During World W...

  • Joan L. Joy, 70: Active church member

    FALMOUTH — Joan Leslie (Leeman) Joy, 70, died March 23 at home after an extended illness. She was born in Brunswick on Oct. 15, 1938, daughter of Daniel D. and Marion G. (Rowe) Leeman. In 1957, she graduated from Falmouth High School. She married Adelber...

  • 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...