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Obituaries

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  • Hazel June Dyer, 94: Descendant of Maine pioneers loved to sew

    FREEPORT — Hazel June Dyer, 94, died July 16 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, where she was attended by family members during an illness. Previously, she was a resident of Webster Commons in Freeport. Dyer was born in 1920 near Frankfort, one of six children and the...

  • Phyllis M. Hatch, 95: Vaudeville performer loved theater, family

    PORTLAND — Phyllis Margaret Hatch, 95, of Portland, died peacefully on July 23. She was born in Portland on July 29, 1918, to George and Mary (McGahey) Crangle. She attended local schools. In her younger years, Hatch and her husband toured the country as part of a vaudeville a...

  • Michael Joseph Chadbourne, 16: Star football player, loved visiting Maine

    PORTLAND — Michael Joseph Chadbourne, 16, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Portland, died June 9 from injuries sustained while trying to rescue a friend from drowning. Chadbourne was an upcoming senior at Franklin Community High School. He was a standout football player and a m...

  • Norman Henry Munn, 73

    BRUNSWICK — Norman Henry Munn, 73, independent scholar, writer and teacher, died Feb. 3 at the Georgetown University Hospital.  He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 21, 1940, son of Anna L. Sullivan of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Norman L. Munn of Adelaide, Aust...

  • Kathleen Marie Brooks, 80

    TOPSHAM — Kathleen Marie Brooks, 80, of Topsham, died May 24 at Mid Coast Hospital, with family by her side. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Houlton, the daughter of Frank Bachelder and Beatrice Bachelder. She was a graduate of Houlton High School. On April 20, 1953, she married ...

  • Donna R. Hodgkins, 77: Passion for sports, loved to travel

    BATH — Donna R. Hodgkins, 77, of Bath, died peacefully May 31 with her family by her side at Winship Green Nursing Facility. She was born in Wiscasset on June 28, 1936, the daughter of Donald and Hulda Stewart. She was a graduate of Morse High School, Class of 1954. On No...

  • Dorothy Crandell, 86: Traveled the world, enjoyed theater and music

    SCARBOROUGH — Dorothy Crandell, 86, died May 14 in her home, from conditions related to Alzheimer's. She was born on April 8, 1928, in Burnley, Lancashire, England to Dr. and Mrs. John B. Jackson. She met her husband, Donald, when they became neighbors prior to World War II. The...

  • Elaine Frances Jacobson Record Wilmot, 80

    FREEPORT — Elaine Frances Jacobson Record Wilmot, 80, of Freeport died April 29 at Hawthorne House Assisted Living Facility where she had resided for the past 17 months. She was born to Theodore L. Jacobson and Frances E. Gullans on Sept. 22, 1933, in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Sh...

  • Robert E. Axelsen, 86: Successful salesman, talented woodworker

    YARMOUTH — Robert E. Axelsen, 86, died peacefully June 4, with his family by his side. He was born on March 2, 1928, in Portland, to August M. and Mildred C. Weston Axelsen. He attended Portland High School. On May 29, 1948, he married Arlene E. Hanson, his devoted wife o...

  • Bernadette Tartarczuk Murphy, 82: Dedicated and talented nurse

    PORTLAND — Bernadette Tatarczuk Murphy, 82, died peacefully June 4 at Mercy Hospital. She was born in Portland May 10, 1932, the daughter of William and Stasia Nalbach Tatarczuk. She attended local schools and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1949 and then from the Mercy ...