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Obituaries

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  • Douglas A. Hall, 71

    SCARBOROUGH — Douglas A. Hall, 71, of Robinson Road, died Dec. 6 at his home. Hall was born in Portland on April 1, 1943, a son of Leslie A. and Christine O. (Hawkes) Hall. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High school, with the Class of 1961. He continued his e...

  • Oakley R. Sanborn, 96: His musical ability brought joy to others

    SCARBOROUGH — Oakley Roland Sanborn, 96, died peacefully Dec. 10 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Cape Elizabeth to Alice May (Marriner) Sanborn and Arthur Lee Sanborn. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School, and ...

  • Lucy L. Earl, 78

    BRUNSWICK — Lucy L. Earl, 78, of Harpswell Road, died Oct. 17 at Mid Coast Hospital, with her family by her side. Earl was born in Brunswick on Sept. 7, 1936, the daughter of Lucien and Loretta Bernier Brillant. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1954, and married David R. E...

  • Theresa M. Fox, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Theresa M. Fox, 86, of South Portland, died Oct. 18 at South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Van Buren on March 3, 1928, the daughter of John and Louise (McIntosh) Tardif. She was educated in Portland schools. Fox worked at Springer’s Jewelers for...

  • James R. Wright, 95: Veteran, mechanic took pride in workmanship

    SCARBOROUGH — James R. Wright, 95, of South Portland, died peacefully Oct. 14 at Maine Veterans’ Home. Wright was born in Ashland on March 16, 1919, a son of Lloyd and Mary Olean (Thibodeau) Wright. On May 7, 1940, he married Josephine Beaulieu Wright. He proudly served ...

  • William H. Grainger IV, 83: Auto buff, engineer thirsted for knowledge

    BATH — William H. Grainger IV, 83, of Lincoln Street, died unexpectedly Oct. 16 at his home. Grainger was born in Bath on Dec. 30, 1930, a son of John G. and Sarah Davis Grainger. He was educated in local schools, and graduated from Morse High School. He then earned a degree in physi...

  • Norman L. Smith, 93: Lifelong North Yarmouth resident served nation, town

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Norman L. Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of the town who traced his roots to its original settlers and even to the Mayflower, died Oct. 9. He was born in North Yarmouth on July 21, 1921, the son of Lester F. and Mildred Leighton Smith. Smith graduated in 1939 fr...

  • George J. Willhoite, 92

    FALMOUTH — George Jay Willhoite, 92, of Falmouth, a U.S. Army veteran who survived some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, died Oct. 15. Willhoite was born March 13, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa, the second son of George Buford Willhoite and Mabel Trumbauer Willhoite. A...

  • Joy J. O’Brien, 60: Longtime state Senate secretary exemplified public service

    PORTLAND — Joy J. O’Brien, 60, the longest-serving secretary of the Maine Senate in history, died Oct. 15 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 23, 1954, to John ("Jack") and Jadine O'Brien in Brockton, Massachusetts. After moving to Portland, she grew up...

  • Marilyn Lajoie, 83

    TOPSHAM — Marilyn Lajoie, 83, died peacefully Sept. 30. Born Aug. 21, 1931, Lajoie was the daughter of Irene and Lloyd Pierce of Bucksport. The family relocated to Sanford, where she graduated from high school. In 1953, she married Aldore Lajoie, who was active in the U.S. Air Force....