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Obituaries

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  • Alphonse D. Sampson, 77

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alphonse D. "Bookie" Sampson, 77, of Elm Street, died peacefully Sept. 8 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, with his family by his side. Sampson was born in Nova Scotia on Oct. 25, 1936, the son of James A. and Veronica MacNeil Sampson. He attended local sc...

  • James O. Brewster, 66

    BATH — James Owen Brewster, 66, of Bath, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 30. He was born Dec. 17, 1948, the son of James Kenneth and Elizabeth (Dauphin) Brewster. He graduated from Morse High School in Bath, in the Class of 1968. Brewster was a star athlete, excelling in baseba...

  • Charles H. Tibbetts, 79: Veteran, Bath councilor served city 20 years

    BATH — Charles "Sonny" Henry Tibbetts, 79, of Bath, died July 22 at Mid Coast Hospital. He was born in Augusta on Aug. 6, 1934, son of Elmer Sr. and Ruth S. (Burnham) Tibbetts. Charles married Barbara "Barbie" Ann Hudson on March 6, 1954. They celebrated their 60th wedding ann...

  • June M. Tardiff, 79

    BRUNSWICK — June Marilyn Tardiff, 79, died peacefully with her family by her side on July 21 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Tardiff was born May 20, 1935, in Arrowsic, the daughter of Howard and Celia (Morse) Carlton. She grew up in Arrowsic and graduated from Mor...

  • H. Rushton Harwood Jr., 96: Veteran, traveler, loved sharing travel with others

    SCARBOROUGH — H. Rushton Harwood Jr., 96, died in his sleep at Piper Shores on July 14. Harwood was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Harry R. and Mildred Regina (Dillenback) Harwood. He graduated from Classical High School in 1935, and went on to earn an A.B. in go...

  • Henry J. Tilton Jr., 98

    SCARBOROUGH — Henry James Tilton Jr., 98, died at the Maine Veterans' Home on July 19 after a period of declining health. Born May 9, 1916, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Henry J. and Elsie (Shaw) Tilton, he grew up in Boston and Dedham, Massachusetts. Tilton attended Boston L...

  • 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...

  • Gaetano A. Viola, 92: Veteran, fished for more than 50 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gaetano "Kita" Anthony Viola died July 15 at his home in South Portland, with his family by his side. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Portland, Gaetano was the son of Saverio and Filomena (Rossini) Viola. He grew up in Portland's “Little Italy” neighborhood on Newb...

  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...