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Obituaries

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  • Elsie M. Mailly, 88

    BATH — Elsie Mae Mailly, 88, of Bath, died Jan. 13 at Mid Coast Hospital from complications of influenza, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bath on Nov. 28, 1926, the daughter of John and Elsie Reed. Mailly loved Bath and warmed the hearts of many Bath residents. She w...

  • John F. Simmons, 80

    BRUNSWICK — John F. Simmons, 80, died unexpectedly on Jan. 13. He was born July 22, 1934, the son of Alfred W. Simmons and Myrtle Knight Simmons. He grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools. He married his wife, Jackie, on Nov. 3, 1951, and the couple shared 63 years of...

  • Rose M. Minott, 75

    BRUNSWICK — Rose Merriman Minott, 75, of Highland Road, died Nov. 25 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Portland on June 29, 1939, the daughter of Walter Standwood Minott and Hazel Orr Minott. She graduated from Brunswick High School, with the Class of 1958.

  • Barbara O. Gill, 82: Legislator served community, constituents for nearly 2 decades

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Barbara O'Connell Gill, 82, died Nov. 24 at South Portland Nursing Home. She was born April 11, 1932, in Portland, to Edith (Dyro) O'Connell and John Anthony O'Connell. Gill graduated from Cathedral High School in 1948, and attended Pratt Diagnostic School in ...

  • Marion H. Bracy, 86: Yarmouth's 'Fudge Lady' loved family, friends

    MANSFIELD, CONNECTICUT — Marion (Hamor) Bracy, 86, formerly of Yarmouth, died Nov. 9. Bracy was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Seal Harbor, the daughter of Walter and Evelyn (Libby) Hamor. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, quilting and playing progressive rummy with family an...

  • Avis B.M. Gallant, 93: Loved written word, travel, family

    PORTLAND — Avis Butler Marston Gallant, 93, died Nov. 27 in her home at The Osher Inn in Portland. She was born on July 10, 1921, in Falmouth, the daughter of Elmer and Louise (Cookson) Marston. She graduated from Falmouth High School in 1940, where she played trumpet in the All Stat...

  • Genevieve Holloway, 79

    TOPSHAM — Genevieve Holloway, 79, died Nov. 8 at her home, with her family by her side. Holloway was born in Miami on Sept. 13, 1935, the daughter of Earl Moore and Daisy Batson Willis. She graduated from Miami High School, and on April 9, 1955, she married William C. Holloway...

  • Paul F. Black, 62: Talented artist loved family, friends

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul Francis Black, 62, died Nov. 19 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born to parents John Black and Marcadais Drinkwater Black on Dec. 31, 1951, in Bangor. He grew up there, making many childhood friends who remained close throughout his life...

  • Mary M. Kelley, 95

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary M. Kelley, 95, of South Portland, died Nov. 19. Kelley was born April 1, 1919, in Minneapolis, the daughter of George and Anna “Duda” Mital. She was educated in Minneapolis schools. She worked for many years as a secretary with the federal gov...

  • John W. Ambrose Jr., 83: Professor loved his profession

    TOPSHAM — John W. Ambrose Jr., 83, died Nov. 7. Ambrose was born to Vivian and John W. Ambrose Sr. on Jan. 23, 1931, in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended St. John's Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and went on to receive bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in ...