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Obituaries

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  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...

  • Merlin A. White, 75

    SCARBOROUGH — Merlin A. White died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on July 19, following a battle with cancer. White was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Ludlow, the son of Cyril and Velma White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963. White married...

  • 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...

  • Marjorie M. Fucini, 81

    BRUNSWICK — Marjorie Mae Fucini, 81, died March 20 at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center-Bodwell Unit. She was born in Barnesville, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1928, the daughter of Theodore and Blanche Robb. On Jan. 27, 1951, she married Louis David Fucini. She supported her fami...

  • Shirley L. McDonald, 72: Passion for singing

    PORTLAND — Shirley Lorraine McDonald, 72, died March 17 at a local hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Chicago on Nov. 26, 1936, the daughter of John and Evelyn (Stover) McDermott. In the early 1950s, she and her family moved to Portland. She met her husban...

  • Charles P. "Chuck" Hurley, 85: decorated war veteran

    BRUNSWICK — Charles P. "Chuck" Hurley, 85, died March 20 at the Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta. He was born in Boston on Dec. 30, 1923, son of Jeremiah Francis Hurley and Augusta Louise (Hanouseck) Hurley. He was married to Marjorie May (Grey) Hurley for 58 years. They...

  • Leslie E. Totten, 91

    BRUNSWICK — Leslie E. Totten, 91, died March 19 at Amenity Manor in Topsham. He was born in Brunswick on Oct. 3, 1917, a son of Oswald and Lillian (Proctor) Totten Two years after graduating from Brunswick High School, he married Yvonne "Dolly" Kidder in 1937.