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Obituaries

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  • Mark J. Hellen, 63: Energy engineering expert was always willing to help

    PORTLAND — Mark Joseph Hellen, 63, of Portland, died July 17 while traveling on business in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was born May 10, 1952, the son of Eleanor Johnson Hellen and Robert “Yogi” Hellen. Mark graduated from Portland High School in 1971, and went on to at...

  • Patrick A. Watson, 57

    PORTLAND — Patrick Anthony Watson, 57, died July 22, following a brief illness. Watson was born Dec. 26, 1957, and grew up on Peaks Island. Later, he resided with his family in Portland, Casco and Peoria, Arizona. He worked as a deckhand for Casco Bay Lines for many years, and...

  • Ruth D. Carlson, 99: Longtime UNUM employee loved golf, time with family

    PORTLAND — Ruth Dorothea Carlson, 99, of Portland, died June 1 at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence. The eldest of two daughters, Carlson was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Henry and Emile Beuthe Wagner. She graduated from the Baton School in Elizabeth, ...

  • Scott J. McKenney, 53

    PORTLAND — Scott Jeffrey McKenney, 53, of Portland, died May 25 at Maine Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1962, in Portland, a son of Everett McKenney and Barbara (Humiston) McKenney. He grew up in Portland, then attended South Portland schools. Among his interests, ...

  • Jane F. Collins, 91

    TOPSHAM — Jane Ferguson Collins, 91, died May 27 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. She was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Oct. 13, 1923, to John Livingston Ferguson and Ola Hosking Ferguson. She grew up in St. Albans, Vermont, attending local schools and then Simmons Colleg...

  • Robert E. Wilson, 80

    ORR'S ISLAND — Robert E. Wilson, 80, died May 27 at Winship Green, in Bath. Wilson was born on the island Nov. 13, 1934, the son of Clifton R. and Edwinna J. Wilson. Robert was educated at the Orr’s Island School House. After enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1952, he served...

  • Mary J. Springer, 93

    BATH — Mary J. Springer, 93, died May 25 at her home. Springer was born May 3, 1922, in Lamoine. She married George E. Springer Sr. on Nov. 30, 1939, and worked hard to take care of her family and her home. For nearly 30 years, Mary also served alongside her husband, pastoring c...

  • John Cowgill, 82

    SCARBOROUGH — John "Paul" Cowgill, 82, died peacefully on May 25 at Maine Veterans' Home. He was born Nov. 19, 1932, to John and Anne Cowgill. As a child, he attended schools in Biddeford and graduated from Kennebunk High School with the Class of 1951. Cowgill served in t...

  • Elizabeth A. Stoddard, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Elizabeth "Bette" A. Stoddard, 86, a lifelong resident of South Portland, died peacefully on May 25. Stoddard was born April 9, 1929, the fourth of five children of Lawrence L. and Dorothy A. Stoddard. Elizabeth graduated from South Portland High School i...

  • David P. Bourget, 59: Firefighter, lobsterman took pride in his school, served his community

    WEST BATH — David Paul "Beav" Bourget, 59, formerly of Bath, died unexpectedly on May 23. Bourget was born in Bath on April 2, 1956, the son of Raymond Howard and Jane Evelyn (Leeman) Bourget. David was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in the ...