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Obituaries

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  • Peter E. Anania, 85: City's first rescue squad leader helped build neighborhood business

    PORTLAND — Peter Emery Anania, 85, died July 31, surrounded by his family. Anania was born April 2, 1930, and survived polio at a young age. The disease affected his life profoundly, weakening his legs and lungs. But he lived with grace  and dignity, sharing his love of life wit...

  • Mary C. Pickering, 92

    PORTLAND — Mary C. Pickering, 92, of Virginia Street, died Aug. 1 at her home. She was born in Portland on April 17, 1923, a daughter of Edward C. and Elizabeth A. (Carter) Harrigan. She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School in the class of 1941. Mary ...

  • Maggie R. Bragdon, 74

    SCARBOROUGH — Maggie Rosalee Bragdon, 74, of Scarborough, died June 15 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Milbridge, one of 22 children of William and Angelia (Sprague) Moore. Bragdon enjoyed many games of chance, including bingo, and like...

  • Michael A. Silevinac, 62: Distinguished Navy veteran gave of himself to community

    BATH — Michael A. Silevinac, 62, died June 17 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of John and La Verna Penrod Silevinac. He was a 1970 graduate of Bishop McCourt High School, in Johnstown. Immedi...

  • Mark P. Pelletier, 52

    BATH — Mark Paul Pelletier, 52, died June 18 after a 12-year battle with graft-versus-host disease at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was born Feb. 19, 1963, in Fort Kent to Raynold and Rolande Pelletier. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School in 19...

  • Eileen M. Bennett, 82: Devoted mom, retail worker always put others first

    YARMOUTH — Eileen "Pee-Wee" Mae Bennett, 82, died peacefully at Hawthorne House in Freeport on June 13, after a period of declining health. Bennett was born in Portland on Dec. 6, 1932, a daughter of Dorothy (Duggan) and Thomas Wallace. Eileen graduated from South Portland High ...

  • Rudolph Pistey, 96

    FALMOUTH — Rudolph Pistey, 96, died June 10. He was born Dec. 21, 1918. At the time of his death, he was a resident of Falmouth. Pistey was a veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by  his wife, Nellena. Memorial donations in Pistey's name can be made to the H...

  • Juliette L. Garfield, 92: Crafter loved Maine beaches, travel, was devoted to family

    PORTLAND — Juliette (Laflamme) Garfield, 92, died peacefully June 18 at The Cedars Retirement Community. She was born in Biddeford on July 15, 1922, to Albert Laflamme and Isabelle (Parent) Laflamme, and grew up in Dover, New Hampshire. While attending McIntosh Business School i...

  • Monica M. Merrill, 76

    PORTLAND — Monica Mary (Ezzy) Merrill, 76, died June 11 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. Merrill was born March 4, 1939, in Van Buren, the daughter of Maron Ezzy and Luella (Sites) Athanasion. Merrill was known for her love of cooking, especially Lebanese dinn...

  • Irene E. Chapman, 87: Bath native served phone callers for over 30 years

    TOPSHAM — Irene Eleanor Chapman, 87, of Topsham, died peacefully June 8, with her son Michael by her side. Chapman was born in Bath on March 14, 1928, the daughter of Alden P. and Irene (Miller) Denham. She grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1945. For...