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Obituaries

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  • Raymond E. Chisholm, 90: Priest, psychologist served troubled youth

    BRUNSWICK — Raymond E. Chisholm, 90, of Cumberland Street, died July 19 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath. He was born in Rockland on April 22, 1925, a son of Thomas H. and Gladys (Joyce) Chisholm. Raymond graduated from Rockland High School, and earned a degree at Fordh...

  • William R. Lyons, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — William R. Lyons, 86, of South Portland, died July 17 at Seaside Health Center in Portland. He was born on Feb. 21, 1929, in Littleton, New Hampshire, the son of Carl and Martha Lyons. His younger years were spent in New Hampshire and Cape Elizabeth. He was a 1948 gr...

  • 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...

  • Adele I. Waeldner, 92

    FALMOUTH — Adele Irene Waeldner, 92, of Falmouth, died May 28 at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of three daughters of Vincent Gburczyk and Jadwiga Kowaleski Gburczyk. She attended local schools and graduated from Bl...

  • Patricia A. Jordan, 81: Filled her life, lives of others, with adventure

    YARMOUTH — Patricia Ann Jordan, 81, died peacefully May 29 in her Yarmouth home, surrounded by her family. Jordan was born Aug. 22, 1933, to Ruth Slocum Pennings and Charles J. Pennings Jr. She was a precocious child with a blue eye and a brown eye, which her family later s...

  • Treyjon D.L. Arsenault, 19: Star athlete demonstrated love of family, respect for others

    PORTLAND — Treyjon "Trey" Dominique Lee Arsenault, 19, of Scarborough, died unexpectedly in the city on May 26. Arsenault was born March 5, 1996, in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Nancy and Donald Laxson, and of biological father Turhan Walker. He graduated from Westbr...