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Obituaries

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  • Roberta D. Cline, 81

    YARMOUTH — Roberta Duggan Cline, 81, of Yarmouth, died Sept. 13. Cline was born in Portland on Oct. 1, 1932, the daughter of Dautt M. and Florence L. (Rollins) Duggan, of Falmouth. She was also the stepdaughter of Everett F. Burnell. She attended Falmouth schools, graduated from Falm...

  • Robert S. Crewe, 83: Legendary singer, songwriter, transformed pop music

    SCARBOROUGH — Robert "Bob" S. Crewe, known for writing some of the biggest hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, died peacefully Sept. 11 at a Scarborough nursing facility, with his brother, Dan Crewe, by his side. Crewe was the creator, often with a collaborator, of top hits in...

  • Glenys M. Grant, 81

    BRUNSWICK — Glenys Mary Michaud Grant, 81, died Aug. 3 at Mere Point Senior Center. She was born in Winn on March 10, 1933, the daughter of John and Hazel Michaud. As an adult, she loved playing bingo and cribbage, enjoyed watching game shows, and was known for her memory of trivia.

  • Joan W. Leslie, 92: Loved outdoors, studied with architecture greats

    BRUNSWICK — Joan Warland Leslie, 92, died Aug. 4 in Brunswick. She was born in Boston on Nov. 30, 1921, to Marion Sortwell Warland and William Seaver Warland. She was also the the granddaughter of Alvin Foye Sortwell, the former mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and grew up there an...

  • Emile J. Chonko, 81

    HARPSWELL — Emile Joseph Chonko, 81, of Harpswell, died peacefully on Aug. 8 at his home, surrounded by his family. Chonko was born Jan. 14, 1933, to Slovak immigrants Suzie and John Chonko, of Topsham. A graduate of Lisbon High School, he went on to become actively involved in the c...

  • Elizabeth A. Fortin, 89

    PORTLAND — Elizabeth A. Fortin, 89, of Freeport and formerly of Country Lane, Brunswick, died Aug. 9 at Maine Medical Center. Fortin was born March 10, 1925, in Bath, the daughter of Joseph and Teresa Conley Clancy. She attended Fort Fairfield schools and graduated from B...

  • Alice J. Linehan, 81: Skilled nurse, seamstress, loved to dance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alice Joanne (Lydon) Linehan, 81, of South Portland and formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died Aug. 5 at Seaside Nursing Home in Portland, after a long illness. Linehan was born Aug. 21, 1932, in Cape Elizabeth, the daughter of John and Alice (Twomey) Lydon. She attended C...

  • Thomas G. Myatt, 97

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Thomas G. Myatt, 97, of Main Street, died July 21 at Pine Point Center in Scarborough. He was born in Portland on Aug. 31, 1916, a son of James and Margaret (Connolly) Myatt. He graduated from The Catholic Institute, now known as Cheverus High School, in 1935.

  • Valerie Y. Murray, 87: Devoted life to faith, family and science

    FREEPORT — Valerie Young Murray, 87, died Aug. 8 at her home in Freeport. Murray was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Augusta, to Cecil Knowlton and Ida Muriel (Young) Knowlton. As a child, she lived with her mother and grandparents, Daniel S. Young Jr. and Maud Young, who raised her and her si...

  • Mary E. McGovern, 91: Mother of 10, worked at Pentagon

    PORTLAND — Mary Ella McGovern, 91, died peacefully July 23 at her Warwick Street home, with her family by her side. McGovern was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on Sept. 2, 1922, the daughter of Dan and Mary Dallas Hall. She attended local schools and graduated from Central High Sch...