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Obituaries

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  • Josephine Atlass, 88

    PORTLAND — Josephine Atlass, 88, died April 13. She was born March 22, 1926, in New York City. She attended New York schools and graduated from Hunter College. She married Hadley Atlass in 1950 and raised two sons in New York. In 1971, they moved to Orr's Island and purch...

  • Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69: Marine Corps veteran, longtime police officer

    PORTLAND — Bertel Edward Serfes Sr., 69, died April 11. He was born in Yarmouth, formerly of Falmouth, a son of Louis and Mary Serfes. He was the youngest of five children and attended Falmouth schools. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962, and after 2 1/2 tours in Vietnam, h...

  • Susan Gray Woodward McGuffey, 66

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Suzanne Gray Woodward McGuffey, 66, died Feb. 21, two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. McGuffey taught many subjects during her tenure at the Learning Achievement Center and the Aucocisco School and Learning Center; math, the sciences, humanities in all its f...

  • Keith William Gardiner, 52

    FREEPORT — Keith William Gardiner, of Freeport, died Feb. 22. He was born in Bangor on Nov. 12, 1961, the son of Carolyn (Goodeill) and Kenneth Gardiner. He graduated from Milford High School in Milford, N.H., and attended the University of Maine Orono, where he studied business and ...

  • Benjamin LaMontagne, 18: Loved people, music, outdoors

    LONG ISLAND — Benjamin Edward LaMontagne, 18, died unexpectedly Feb. 22 at his home due to complications from surgery. He was born in Portland on July 22, 1995, the son of Peter Bruce and Lynn Finney LaMontagne. He spent the first year of his life in China where his parents were post...

  • Josephine MacVane, 92

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Josephine MacVane, 92, died Feb. 19, at her home in South Portland, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Portland, Oct. 26, 1921, the daughter of Joseph Tashorty and Reba Warsaw. She was a daily Communicant at Holy Cross Church for more than 6...

  • David Brown Pillsbury, 78: Lifelong advocate for teachers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — David Brown Pillsbury, 78, of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland died Feb. 19, at Maine Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1935, in Manchester, N.H., to Dan and Evelyn Pillsbury. He grew up with his older sister, Mary Ann Shepherd, younger sister, Muriel, and h...

  • Donald Graham Hoople, 84: World traveler, committed to education

    BRUNSWICK — Donald Graham Hoople, 84, died at home Feb. 11. He was born to Ross Hoople and Ruth Pearsall Hoople, Feb. 13, 1929, in Syracuse, N.Y. Hoople graduated from Nottingham High School in 1947, and received a bachelor's from Syracuse University, where he was a voice major ...

  • Mark Douglas Hough, 54: Proud father, passionate about his community

    YARMOUTH — Mark Douglas Hough, 54, died unexpectedly, Feb. 15. He was born June 17, 1959, in Portland, to Edward and Barbara Hough. Hough grew up on Town Landing Road in Falmouth, attended Falmouth schools, Tabor Academy, and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1978 as an acc...

  • Midge Brooks Vreeland, 63

    YARMOUTH — Midge Brooks Vreeland, partner emeritus of Vreeland Marketing & Design in Yarmouth, died Feb. 17, in the company of loving family and friends at her home in Gray. She was born Mary Margaret Brooks, in Shreveport, La., in 1950. Vreeland graduated from Northw...