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Obituaries

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  • Joan M. Gilbert, 85: Devoted mother was 'mother' to others, too

    PORTLAND — Joan Mary (McCullum) Gilbert, 85, died peacefully on June 23, surrounded by her family. The daughter of Mary Neuner and John D. McCullum, Gilbert was born in Portland on July 28, 1929. In 1949, she married James R. Gilbert, who predeceased her. Joan's fa...

  • Thomas Ouellette, 69

    PORTLAND — Thomas "T.L." Ouellette, 69, of Portland, died peacefully June 26 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. He was born Aug. 24, 1945, the son of William and Gwendolyn (Lake) Ouellette, and attended Portland schools. Ouellette served for eight y...

  • Gwendolyn A. Stackhouse: 84

    PORTLAND — Gwendolyn A. Stackhouse, 84, of Portland, died Jan. 29 at the Barron Center in Portland. Born Jan. 31, 1929 in Portland to Henry S. C. and Katherine E. Neil, Stackhouse was a graduate of the Portland High School, class of 1947. She worked at the candy counter at Woolw...

  • Patricia M. St. John, 74: Had great sense of humor, loved to travel

    PORTLAND — Patricia M. St. John, 74, of Portland, formerly of South Portland and New York, died Jan. 29. St. John was born in Mechanicville, N.Y., to to Archibald and Martha Miller Nelson. She graduated from Mechanicville High School and attended vocational school to become a li...

  • Eldrick N. Thibodeau, 83

    BRUNSWICK — Eldrick N. Thibodeau, 83, of Brunswick, died peacefully Saturday at Freeport Nursing Home. Thibodeau was born Dec. 5, 1929, in St. Francis, the son of the late Willie and Fabian Thibodeau. He was the eighth of 16 children.  After working as a lumberjack i...

  • Susan Danforth, 53: Loved music and education

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Susan E. Danforth, 53, died unexpectedly Sunday in Portland. Born in Methuen, Mass., to George A. Danforth Jr. and Jeanne T. Bernardin Danforth, Danforth graduated from Andover High School in 1978. In 1982, she graduated summa cum laude from Merrimac Colleg...

  • Timothy F. Flaherty, 69

    SCARBOROUGH — Timothy F. Flaherty, 69, of Scarborough, died Jan. 20 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his family by his side. He was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Portland, the second of seven children of Thomas S. Flaherty Sr. and Elaine Flaherty.  He attended Por...

  • Evelyn D. Callahan, 96

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Evelyn D. Callahan, 96, of South Portland, formerly of Portland, Houlton and New York, died Jan. 19 at South Portland Nursing Home.  Callahan was born in Hodgdon to Ambrose and Lucy Roaix Callahan.  She attended Hodgdon schools and was a graduate ...

  • Charles "Bill" Sumner Pettigrew, 82

    TOPSHAM — Charles "Bill" Sumner Pettigrew, 82, of Topsham, died at his home Jan. 25. Pettigrew was born June 4, 1930, in Lynn, Mass., to Charles Sumner Pettigrew and Etta Butler Pettigrew. He was the eldest of four children.  He married his first wife, Evelyn Veno, i...

  • John H. Staples, 92: Decorated veteran

    TOPSHAM — John H. Staples, 92, of Topsham, died Jan. 21. Staples was born May 2, 1920, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the second son of Phillip C. Staples and Mary H. Staples.  He attended the Haverford School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He left school i...