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Obituaries

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  • Peter E. Anania, 85: City's first rescue squad leader helped build neighborhood business

    PORTLAND — Peter Emery Anania, 85, died July 31, surrounded by his family. Anania was born April 2, 1930, and survived polio at a young age. The disease affected his life profoundly, weakening his legs and lungs. But he lived with grace  and dignity, sharing his love of life wit...

  • Mary C. Pickering, 92

    PORTLAND — Mary C. Pickering, 92, of Virginia Street, died Aug. 1 at her home. She was born in Portland on April 17, 1923, a daughter of Edward C. and Elizabeth A. (Carter) Harrigan. She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School in the class of 1941. Mary ...

  • 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...

  • Carol L. Pipinias, 66

    PORTLAND — Carol Lee (Loring) Pipinias, 66, died May 23 after a brief illness, surrounded by family. Pipinias was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Portland, to Harold Greeley Loring and Roberta (Lee) Loring. Soon followed by sister Roberta, and later sister Barbara and brother Harold, Car...

  • Butch Tanguay, 71: Musician played abroad and in Maine, was known for patience

    SCARBOROUGH — Butch Tanguay, 71, died May 21 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born Dec. 7, 1943, in Portland, the son of Edmond G. and Phyllis A. (Brigham) Tanguay. Growing up, he enjoyed spending time on Prouts Neck at the cottages of his grandfathers. Butc...

  • Regis J. Fortin, 93: Veteran, volunteer could never say 'no' when asked to help

    BATH — Regis J. Fortin, 93, formerly of Marshall Avenue, died May 16 at Hillhouse Assisted Living Facility, after a long illness. Fortin was born April 6, 1922, in Brunswick, the son of Ludger J. and Laura (Bard) Fortin. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1938. Re...

  • Donna J. Wallace, 74

    BRUNSWICK — Donna Jeannine (Hersom) Wallace, 74, died May 19 at her home in Brunswick, with her family by her side. Wallace was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Medway, the second-youngest of 12 children of Frederick Hersom and Beatrice (Brewer) Hersom. Donna attended Bath schools....

  • Barbara A. Hughes, 86

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara A. Hughes, 86, of Cape Elizabeth, died May 22. Hughes was born in South Portland on Nov. 16, 1928, to Harry Spencer Royles and Maude Lyndel Cunningham Royles. She attended South Portland schools, and spent memorable childhood summers on Peaks Isla...

  • Bernard J. Elfring, 84: Served community, Scouts for 5 decades

    YARMOUTH — Bernard "Bernie" Joseph Elfring, 84, of Yarmouth, died at home on May 19 after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Queens, New York, a son of Bernard A. and Catherine (Foley) Elfring. In 1953 he married Judith Ann Read, and together they raised five...