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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...

  • Calvin F. Taylor, 79: Brunswick police officer, business owner

    BRUNSWICK — Calvin F. Taylor, 79, died June 23 at his home. Taylor was born in Brunswick on Oct. 5, 1934, the son of Calvin B. and Helen Linnie Taylor. He graduated from Brunswick High School with its class of 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He also se...

  • Martha C. Downing, 80

    TOPSHAM — Martha C. Downing, 80, died June 24 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was a teacher for many years while living in New Jersey before retiring to Topsham in 2005. The family vacationed at their home in western Massachusetts. Downing is survived by ...

  • Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84: Longtime nurse, gardener, painter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84, of South Portland, died June 27 at her home, with her family by her side. Wilson was born on Sept. 16, 1929, in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Helmut and Gertrud Wolff. She attended school in Germany and moved to New York in 1947. She...

  • Doramay Bragg, 89: Longtime hairdresser, supportive matriarch

    YARMOUTH — Doramay Bragg, 89, died peacefully in her sleep on June 17. She was born in Stearns, Kentucky, on June 30, 1924, and spent her early years in Winfield, Tennessee. Following the death of her father, her mother, Frances Terry, returned to the family's home in Maine, bri...

  • Margery Coon Kepes, 87

    CUMBERLAND — Margery Coon Kepes, 87, of Cumberland Foreside, died peacefully on June 24 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth. She was born on Aug. 4, 1926, to Charles and Ida Coon, and grew up in Ashland, New Hampshire. Her love of the Maine coast began during childhood, when she sp...

  • Loring Arthur Nesbit, 79: Patriot, loyal and hard-working

    PORTLAND — Loring Arthur Nesbit, 79, of Portland, died June 25 after a courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 26, 1935, in Avon, Massachusetts, the son of Arthur H. and Drusilla F. Nesbit. He was the older brother of Drusilla Nesbi...

  • Ernest L. Frost Sr., 84

    BRUNSWICK — Ernest L. Frost Sr., 84, died June 15 at his home in Brunswick. Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, on Aug. 19, 1929, he was the son of Harry and Mary Frost. He attended schools in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Vermont, then joining the Navy in 1945, where he served as a ma...

  • Joan Elinor Wilson Laskey Hoppe, 85

    TOPSHAM — Joan Elinor Wilson Laskey Hoppe, 85, of Topsham, died June 17 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, following a brief illness. She was born April 12, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Floyd and Gladys Wilson. She attended Bunganuc Rural School, graduated from Br...