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Obituaries

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  • Marion M. Gilmore, 87

    BATH — Marion M. Gilmore, 87, of Middle Street, died peacefully at her home Dec. 13, surrounded by her family. She was born in Springfield on March 1, 1927, a daughter of Percy and Lottie Smith. In 1943, she moved to Bath, where she raised her four children with love and pride.

  • Wilma M. Hovey, 83

    TOPSHAM — Wilma Marie Hovey, 83, of Topsham, died Dec. 11 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Littleton, a daughter of Claude S. and Vera E. (Donovan) Hansen. She was educated in Houlton, and graduated from Houl...

  • Steven R. Williams, 44

    PORTLAND, OREGON — Steven Roger Williams, 44, an avid sailor of Maine waters in his youth and a graduate of Yarmouth High School and the University of Southern Maine, died of natural causes Nov. 6 at his Oregon home. Williams was born April 17, 1970, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and s...

  • Carol L. MacDonald, 68: Teacher taught a sixth generation to love island life

    FREEPORT — Carol Leary MacDonald, 68, of South Freeport and Bustins Island, died Oct. 10. MacDonald was born Feb. 27, 1946, in Boston, the daughter of Gordon and Martha Leary. The family lived in several Boston suburbs, and she graduated from Lynnfield High School in 1964. In 1968, s...

  • Cora L. Brown, 104: Devoted decades of service to community, others

    PORTLAND — Cora L. Brown, 104, died peacefully at her Brackett Street home on Nov. 18. She was born Aug. 21, 1910, in Blaine, a daughter of Ralph B. and Ella Crabb Tompkins. She attended schools in Aroostook County and was a graduate of Presque Isle Normal School. Brown was an...

  • Richard E. Morgan, 77: Distinguished professor served students, public

    BRUNSWICK — Richard Ernest Morgan, 77, a distinguished alumnus and faculty member of Bowdoin College, died Nov. 13. A noted scholar of the Constitution and the Supreme Court, and a prolific writer of books and commentary, Morgan served the college for 45 years. He taught student...

  • Francis M. Krill, 93

    TOPSHAM — Francis M. Krill, 93, died Nov. 1 at Cadigan Lodge in Topsham, after a brief illness. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on Oct. 2, 1921, the middle son of Mae Rose Krill and Emil John Krill. His grandparents, Mary Bauer, Michael Krill, Caroline David and Rudolph Kohn...

  • Jean M. Quinn, 86

    CAPE ELIZABETH – Jean Morrison Quinn, 86, of South Portland, died Nov. 11 at Cape Memory Care after a lengthy illness. Quinn was born Aug. 16, 1928, in South Portland, the eldest daughter of Grover and Ida MacDonald Morrison. She attended South Portland schools and was a past member ...

  • Virginia R. Ownbey, 3 months: Infant brought smiles to all

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Virginia Robinson Ownbey, age 3 months, died peacefully on Nov. 10 as a result of sudden infant death syndrome. She was born Aug. 15 to Dr. Micah Ownbey and Dr. Mary Casey Murphy, of South Portland, and was the baby sister of Iris Maria Ownbey. In her short time, Gin...

  • Lillie J.S. Morris, 91

    BATH — Lillie Josephine Svik Morris, 91, died Nov. 5, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Bath. Born June 8, 1923, Morris was raised on a farm in Clarkson, Nebraska, before the family moved to Omaha during World War II. She married Burman “Bill” ...