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Obituaries

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  • H. Rushton Harwood Jr., 96: Veteran, traveler, loved sharing travel with others

    SCARBOROUGH — H. Rushton Harwood Jr., 96, died in his sleep at Piper Shores on July 14. Harwood was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Harry R. and Mildred Regina (Dillenback) Harwood. He graduated from Classical High School in 1935, and went on to earn an A.B. in go...

  • Henry J. Tilton Jr., 98

    SCARBOROUGH — Henry James Tilton Jr., 98, died at the Maine Veterans' Home on July 19 after a period of declining health. Born May 9, 1916, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Henry J. and Elsie (Shaw) Tilton, he grew up in Boston and Dedham, Massachusetts. Tilton attended Boston L...

  • 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.

  • Barbara Dyer, 89

    Yarmouth — Barbara (Partridge) Dyer, 89, died March 15. She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Feb. 7, 1920, the daughter of Ashley W. and Jennie Maud Partridge. Her favorite childhood memories included spending time in Blue Hill with her family, sailing on the Vagab...