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Obituaries

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  • J. Paul Bergeron, 94: Engineer built planes, ships and family home

    BRUNSWICK — J. Paul Bergeron, 94, died March 17 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Dec. 28, 1920, the son of Joseph O. and Marie Langlois Bergeron. In 1939, Paul graduated from Sanford High School. He was a 1943 graduate of the Acad...

  • Richard E. Gilmore, 86

    BATH — Richard E. "Lefty" Gilmore, 86, of Bath, died March 16 at his home, with his children by his side. He was born in 1928, one of five children of Paul and Edith Eaton Gilmore. In 1946, he graduated from Morse High School, where he was a standout baseball pitcher. After high scho...

  • Leo H. Lemieux, 88: Semi-pro hockey star was grandkids' biggest fan

    PORTLAND — Leo Hilaire Lemieux, 88, a longtime Portland resident, died Feb. 1 at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, surrounded by family. Lemieux was born June 28, 1926, the oldest son and the third child of eight born to Hilaire and Yvonne (Grondin) Lemieux in B...

  • Dorothy L.C. Hirvela, 86

    PORTLAND — Dorothy Louise Cleaves Hirvela, 86, of Portland, died Feb. 12 in Orono, with her family by her side. The daughter of George and Louise Prince Cleaves, she graduated from Falmouth High School and attended Northeastern Business College. Later, she worked at America...

  • Helene M. Giftos, 93: Active member of Greek community shared heritage with others

    SCARBOROUGH — Helene Marie (Comas) Giftos, 93, died peacefully on Feb. 1, with her loved ones by her side. The daughter of Mary and Peter Comas, Giftos was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1921. The family soon moved to the Portland area and became an integral part o...

  • Joanne R. Elkanich, 79

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Joanne R. Elkanich, 79, of Garnet Drive, died peacefully at Gosnell Hospice House on Feb. 4, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her family was by her side. Elkanich was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1935, the daughter of Leo J. an...

  • Leonardo E. Buck, 98: Legendary golfer gave of himself to sport, community

    BATH — Leonardo E. ("Buckie") Buck, 98, of Bath, died Jan. 26 at Mid Coast Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1916, the son of William E. Buck and Carrie C. Buck. After graduating from Morse High School in 1933, he atte...

  • Audrey C. Bruce, 85

    BRUNSWICK — Audrey Carrie Bruce, 85, of Maquoit Road, died Jan. 29 at her home. She was born March 17, 1929, in Brunswick, the daughter of Herbert and Annie Cairns Wilson. She attended Brunswick schools, and married Way Bruce on June 7, 1947. Audrey worked as a carhop at ...

  • Frances C. Shorey, 90

    BRUNSWICK — Frances Carrie (Seavey) Shorey, 90, of Brunswick, died Jan. 29. Shorey was born and raised in Bath, the daughter of Frank and Belle (Morse) Seavey. She was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Bath. She was predeceased by her husband, John W. ...

  • Sandra White, 52

    SCARBOROUGH — Sandra White, 52, of Scarborough and formerly of Pineland Center, died unexpectedly on Feb. 5. White was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Houlton, the daughter of Merlin A. and Sonya G. (Bither) White. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including visits with h...