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Obituaries

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  • Joy J. O’Brien, 60: Longtime state Senate secretary exemplified public service

    PORTLAND — Joy J. O’Brien, 60, the longest-serving secretary of the Maine Senate in history, died Oct. 15 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 23, 1954, to John ("Jack") and Jadine O'Brien in Brockton, Massachusetts. After moving to Portland, she grew up...

  • Marilyn Lajoie, 83

    TOPSHAM — Marilyn Lajoie, 83, died peacefully Sept. 30. Born Aug. 21, 1931, Lajoie was the daughter of Irene and Lloyd Pierce of Bucksport. The family relocated to Sanford, where she graduated from high school. In 1953, she married Aldore Lajoie, who was active in the U.S. Air Force....

  • James R. Harmon, 60: Vietnam War Veteran

    PORTLAND — James Roy Harmon, 60, died May at Maine Medical Center. He was born on July 16, 1948, son of Athlena "Leet" Nelson and George Harmon and attended schools in Vermont. As a young man, he served in the Vietnam War. Subsequently, he worked for Carlton ...

  • Alice E. Kelly, 93

    PORTLAND — Alice E. Kelly, 93, died May 15 surrounded by family after a brief illness. She was born in Falmouth on Dec. 17, 1915, and later graduated from Scarborough High School in 1935. In 1938, she graduated from the Saint Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a ...

  • Correction

    Last week's obituary of Howard Small, owner of Howard's Horse Supply, later named Howard's Western and Leather Store, should have read Jane, daughter of Howard and Lillian, not daughter of Lillian, as previously stated.

  • Betty J. Henry, 87: Enjoyed laughter, life

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Betty Jeanne Henry, 87, died May 9 at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness. On July 3, 1921, she was born in Baraboo, Wis. She was an active member of St. Albans Church in Cape Elizabeth and The Red Hats Society at Betsy Ross House in South Portland. ...

  • Josephine F. Mallett, 90

    BATH — Josephine F. Mallett, 90, a resident of Hawthorne House in Freeport and formerly of Brunswick, died May 9 at Maine Medical Center. She was born July 17, 1918 in Dover, England, the daughter of William and Susan (Redmond) Blythe. She married Joseph J. Mallett on March 3, 1...

  • Warren L. Blackwell, 84

    BRUNSWICK — Warren Low Blackwell, 84, died May 9 after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 6, 1925, in Portland, a son of Earl P. and Carolyn Louise (Crawford) Blackwell. He attended Yarmouth schools and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy.

  • Philip A. Day, 83: Creator of 'Looney-Lagoon'

    WEST BATH — Philip A. Day, 83, died May 9 in Lewiston. He was born in Bath on July 31, 1925, a son of Stewart H. Sr. and Frances V. (Gilman) Day. He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a memb...

  • Alicia J. McCarthy, 95: Former houseparent at Maine Youth Center

    PORTLAND — Alicia J. McCarthy, 95, formerly of South Portland, died May 9 at Seventy-Five State Street with family by her side. She was born in Portland on June 11, 1913, the daughter of John W. and Catherine (Fitzpatrick) Silke. After graduating from Cathedral High School in 1...