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Obituaries

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  • James Nitsche, 81: Former Marine became Portland district fire chief

    PORTLAND — James Nitsche, 81, a longtime resident of Hicks Street, died March 23 at the Barron Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Buffalo, New York, a son of Joseph and Eleanor (Harris) Nitsche. In 1951, during the Korean War, James enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. While ...

  • Frances C. Parisi, 82

    PORTLAND — Frances Catherine Parisi, 82, of Portland and formerly of Yarmouth, died March 16. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 1932, the daughter of Fiore and Frances (Petrucci) Parisi. She attended elementary school in Yarmouth and then attended North Yarmouth Academy....

  • Roland Deschenes, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Roland Deschenes, 92, died Nov. 13 at Winship Green Nursing Center with his wife Rosalie by his side. On Feb. 25, 1917, he was born in Brunswick, a son of Joseph and Marie Jeanne (Bois) Deschenes. He attended St. John's School and was a communicant of St. John the Baptist...

  • Jay H. Vreeland, 76: Research chemist, wine connoisseur

    PORTLAND — Jay Henry Vreeland, 76, died Nov. 14 at Maine Medical Center after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2008. Formerly a longtime Yarmouth resident, he was most recently a resident at an independent living facility in Portland. Born in Watertown, Mass. on Feb. 24, 1933, he was the eldes...

  • Keith C. Bowen, 72

    FALMOUTH — Keith C. Bowen, 72, died Nov. 12 at sunrise following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.   On Sept. 27, 1937, he was born in New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Charles and Alma Doughty Bowen. The family moved to Maine and he graduated from South Portland High School. ...

  • David H. Jamison, 60

    PORTLAND — David H. Jamison, 60, of Freeport died at Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side after battling diabetes. He was born in Rumford in 1949, the son of Harold and Anne Jamison. After graduating from Maine Central Institute and Newbury Junior College...

  • Katherine Merrill Iverson, 99: descendent of Harriet Beecher Stowe

    FALMOUTH — Katherine Merrill "Kay" Iverson, 99, formerly of Cambridge and Sherborn, Mass., died Nov. 13 at Foreside Harbor surrounded by family. Born on July 31, 1910, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of Charles Francis and Gertrude Roxana (Beecher) Park. A direct de...

  • Walter O. Davis, 83: Longtime financial manager, business volunteer

    SCARBOROUGH — Walter O. Davis, 83, died Nov. 5 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long illness. On Dec. 1, 1925, he was born in Springvale, a son of Rosie and Hardy Davis. He graduated from Bates College with a bachelor's degree in physics and math. In 1948 he marr...

  • Edward T. Devine, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward T. Devine, 86, died Nov. 7 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth after a brief illness. On Jan. 29, 1923, he was born in Portland, a son of John James Devine and Mary Eulalia (Duddy) Devine. He graduated from South Portland High School, Bowdoin College and Portlan...

  • Richard M. "Mike" Libby, 83

    SCARBOROUGH — Richard M. "Mike" Libby, 83, died Oct. 6 in Portland after a long illness. On Dec. 16, 1925, he was born in Scarborough, a son of Richard M. and Maude Plowman Libby. After graduating from Scarborough High School in 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. H...