Robert H. Morrissey

Died: Nov 23, 2012
Robert H. Morrissey
Scarborough, ME – Robert H. Morrissey, 75, of Scarborough and formerly of Millbury, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, November 23, 2012 with his family beside him.
Robert was born on June 1, 1937 in Worcester, MA a son of the late John & Gertrude Morrissey. 
He was a truck driver for many years for E.L. Harvey before retiring and was an avid NASCAR and football fan.
He leaves behind his loving wife Barbara A. (Reno) Morrissey and his four children John Morrissey, Mark Budreau, Michelle Priest and her husband Peter and Troyann Morrissey and her partner Brian Adams. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as three brothers, John, Mike and Mark Morrissey and a sister Roseann Partridge of Florida.
There will be no services.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Robert’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory can be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074

Arthur P. Galonis

Died: Nov 10, 2012
Arthur P. Galonis
Portland, ME – Arthur P. Galonis, 64, of Portland died on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Barron Center. He was the life companion of the late Sandra Hallstrom who died on April 2nd of this year.
He was born in Portland on June 2, 1948, a son of the late Peter A. & Flora M. (Colby) Galonis. Arthur was a lifelong resident of Portland.
Arthur worked many years as a mover and truck driver for Mayflower Moving as well as the Global Moving Company. He also served his country in the US Army.  He and Sandra would spend nights out at the local VFW Posts in the area. 
Arthur will be remembered for his caring heart and his helpful attitude.
Arthur is survived by his sister Katherine Karatsanos of Portland and her son Donnie and her daughter Kristy as well as his three daughters Barbara, Debra and Donna, his nine grandchildren and his 5 great grandchildren as well as his many close friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave Portland.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit to sign Arthur’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

Roy J. Caire

Died: Nov 8, 2012
Roy J. Caire
Mechanic Falls, ME – Roy J. Caire, 80, of Mechanic Falls died at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 8, 2012. He was the husband of Tammy A. (Austin) Caire.
He was born in Sacramento, CA on December 24, 1931 a son of the late John R. & Valonda M. (Fiddely) Caire. He grew up in Sacramento and attended local area schools, graduating from McClutchy High School. He moved to Mechanic Falls in 2004, a year after marrying Tammy.
While in California Roy worked for Campbell Soup; he was also a Master Carpenter and built gun racks for the police departments among other things.
He enjoyed fishing; however working with wood was his passion, building anything and everything.
Besides his wife Tammy Austin-Caire he is survived by a sister Anita Jobes of Texas and two daughters Katherine M. Markofer and her husband Tom and Patricia D. Caire both of Sacramento, CA, a son Dennis M. Caire of Georgia and six step children April, Chrystal, Rocky and Amanda Lucas and Tabitha and Michael Mecham. He also leaves 15 grandchildren Timmy, Kimberly, Joey, Natalie, Raiquan, Victoria, Alyssa, Trinity, Zachary, Royalle, Savannah, Isaiah, Wyatt, Ben and Matthew, as well as 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late John R. Caire who died on May 7, 1977 and predeceased by 2 brothers ken and Lawrence of California.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5 p.m. at _First Congregational Christian Church 19 Gloucester hill rd. New Gloucester, ME .
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit to sign Roy’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island
Topsham, ME 04086

Susan A. (Brown) Murphy

Died: Nov 5, 2012
Susan A. (Brown) Murphy

Lewiston, ME – Susan A. (Brown) Murphy, 45, of Greene passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital, with her loving family by her side.  She was the wife of Phillip G. Murphy Sr.

She was born in Sanford, ME on April 30, 1967 a daughter of the late Robert A. & Colleen (Bartlet) Brown.  She graduated from Leavitt Area High School and went on to study at Mid-Maine College in Auburn.

She loved gardening and caring for her dogs, Emmy Lou and Leelu as well as her cats.  She also enjoyed joy riding in her truck and was an avid equestrian. 

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter Meghan Murphy and her partner John Bell of Turner and her grandson Caenan Bell also of Turner.  Her daughter and granddaughter meant the world to Susan and they will miss her fiercely.  She also leaves a stepson Phillip G. Murphy Jr. of Exeter, NH, her mother in law Eleanor Murphy of Auburn, two sisters in law Deb Murphy and her husband Dale Brown of Minot and Cristel Murphy of Oxford, a brother in law Thomas Murphy Jr. of Auburn and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was also the daughter in law of the late Thomas Murphy Sr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday November 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Chapman Gathering Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, with a memorial service to be held at 1:30 p.m. in the gathering room.

Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery in Greene, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland.  Please visit to sign Susan’s guestbook.

Anna C. “Dolly” D’Agostino

Died: Oct 31, 2012
Anna C.
Scarborough, ME – Anna “Dolly” E. D’Agostino, 84, of Brunswick and formerly of New Haven, CT died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Frank M. D’Agostino who died September 3, 1983.
Anna was born on August 21, 1928 in New Haven, CT a daughter of the late Alphonse & Philomena (Apuzzo) Espari. She grew up in New Haven, attending local area schools and graduated from Hillhouse High School. After graduating high school, Dolly worked in her father’s business; Interstate Manufacturing. She married her husband Frank on April 14, 1952.
She worked as a secretary for CHA Donald F. Smith & Associates and then Blue Cross & Blue Shield before retiring in 1987. Shortly after retirement she moved to Florida and then again to Texas to help her daughter raise her grandchildren. She finally moved to Brunswick, with her sister, Maria, about six years ago. The two sisters were inseparable and spent many adventurous years in Maine.
While in Connecticut, Dolly was a very active member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Hamden. She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts, which included needlepoint and knitting; playing Bingo with her friends at Creekside Village. Dolly even learned to use a computer after her 80th birthday. Her favorite pastime though was taking care of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her four daughters Frances D’Agostino of Hamden, CT, Susan Choate and her husband Mark of Sugar Land, TX, Michelle Thatcher and her husband Mark of Andover, CT and Lynn D’Agostino and her partner Nancy Drolet of Freeport, ME. She also leaves her two cherished grandsons, Matthew and Steven Choate as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Maria D’Amicis and her husband Albert.
Service Info here:
A Celebration of Life for Dolly will be held on November 18th, at Creekside Village, 50 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, Me. Service to be held at 1:00 with family and friends.
Burial will be on November 19th, 2012, 11:00am, at Beaverdale Cemetery, New Haven Ct. She will be buried with her husband Frank. A reception for the family will follow.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit to sign Dolly’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
Telehealth Program of Home Health Visiting Nurses
15 Industrial Road
Saco, ME 04072

Claudia (DeGrass) Paine

Died: Oct 28, 2012
Claudia (DeGrass) Paine
Raymond, ME — Claudia DeGrass Paine, 68, died quietly at home Sunday October 28 2012 after a relentless two year battle against lung cancer. Claudia was born December 9, 1943 in Bangor, Maine the daughter of the late Claude and Catherine Degrass.
Claudia attended John Baptist High School in Bangor Maine and Merrimack College in Massachusetts before marrying the late Errol Paine of Bangor Maine.
Claudia had a great passion for life and enjoyed traveling, politics, SCUBA Diving, knitting and spending time with her six grandchildren. She could often be found knitting beautiful and unique items for her grandchildren when she wasn’t replacing hats and mittens lost in the winter months.
Some of Claudia’s favorite trips included Stonehenge, an Alaskan Cruise, diving in The Caribbean, and going to the theater in London.
Claudia was a long term survivor of an organ transplant and dedicated many years to raising awareness and understanding of the critical need for organ donations. At age 55; two years after her organ transplant; Claudia became a certified SCUBA diver diving in both Florida and the Caribbean for several years. Claudia also competed in the Transplant Olympic Games as a swimmer for many years as well.
Claudia is survived by four children Cmdr. Joel Paine USN (Ret.), Scott Paine, Brent Paine, and Rebecca Kurtz and her six beloved grandchildren Shay, Errol, Grace, Yeva, Kyra, and Sophie
A private memorial open house will be held for close family and friends on Sunday November 4th 2012 at her home in Raymond Maine between 1pm and 5pm.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness especially the nurses of Hospice of Southern Maine, and the compassionate and skilled healers at Maine Center for Cancer Medicine.
We ask those who are planning on expressing an act of sympathy to consider; Donate Life America, 701 E. Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 377-3580
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit to sign Claudia’s guestbook.

Katherine Anne (Parks) Evers

Died: Oct 27, 2012
Katherine Anne (Parks) Evers
Biddeford, ME – Katherine Anne (Parks) Evers, 58, of Old Orchard Beach died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Southern Maine Medical Center. She was the wife of Wiley R. Evers. 
She was born in Attleboro, MA on June 21, 1954 the only daughter of the late Edwin P. Parks Sr. who died in 1970 and Ruth M. (Sims) Parks of Old Orchard Beach. Katherine grew up the daughter of a Navy man and spent her childhood moving across the country. On April 16, 1998, she married Wiley and moved to Old Orchard Beach in 2001.
She was employed for ten years in Fairfield, CA at Budweiser Manufacturing; she also spent the last fifteen years working for Wal-Mart in Arkansas, Biddeford and Scarborough, before retiring due to illness in 2011.
Katherine loved to collect and visit lighthouses.
Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her two sons Mark P. Tanner and his wife Angela of Hollis and Thomas M. Tanner of Old Orchard Beach. She also leaves her four grandchildren Bridgett, Mark, Katie and Abby as well as five brothers Clinton Parks and his wife Regina of Lewiston, Edwin Parks Jr. and his wife Cigarette of Columbus, OH, Thomas Parks and his companion Pat Noble of Saco, Wesley Parks and his wife Dora of Old Orchard Beach, Leroy Newsome and his wife Victoria of Fort Campbell, KY and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit to sign Katherine’s guest book.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Katherine’s memory can be made to:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Gertrude R. (Blethen) Carr

Died: Oct 27, 2012
Gertrude R. (Blethen) Carr
Falmouth, ME — Gertrude “Gert” R. Carr, 75, of Falmouth died at home on October 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after a brief, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on August 25, 1937, the daughter of Pat and Rae (Murphy)Blethen. She attended Abbot and Guilford area schools. In 1956 she married her sweetheart, Merton Carr of Abbot.
She worked in area mills and help tend her husband’s logging business, as well as being a devoted mother to their children. After they were grown, she and her husband moved to the Allagash to care take sporting camps.  Later moving to the coast of Maine to caretake properties on Falmouth Foreside. She was known as a great cook and a compassionate caregiver. She enjoyed visits from her family and friends, sewing, and was an avid NASCAR fan, knowing everything there was to know about Dale Earnhardt Sr. She had wit, charm, a great sense of humor and had a passion for living. 
She is survived by her husband, Merton of 56 years, three loving daughters and their spouses, Teresa and Chuck Talbot of Abbot, Cheri and Randy Wentworth of Abbot and Roxanne Holmbom of Greenville. She also leaves behind six amazing grandchildren, Josh and friend Brooke, Lucas and his wife Katie, Melissa, Stephanie and friend Levi, Hannah and Allyson. Also seven great grandchildren, Hannah, Dylan, Gabe, Gracie, Beau, Makayla and Jaydon. A brother Clifford and his wife Myrna of Massachusetts. Several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her lil’ white Bichon, Murphy. She will be sadly missed by her family and all her friends on the Foreside as well as friends Joanne, Lita, Pam, Joan, Elma and Sandy. She was predeceased by two sons, Randall and Rexford and a brother, Roger.
The family wishes to extend sincere and heartfelt thanks to her Hospice caregivers.
A memorial graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Abbot Village Cemetery, Main Road, Abbot.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit to sign Gert’s guestbook.
Of the seven billion people on this earth, her family and friends were so blessed to have had her in their lives.

Robert M. Jackson

Died: Oct 22, 2012
Robert M. Jackson
Portland, ME – Robert Milford Jackson, 72, of Porter and formerly of South Portland died on Monday, October 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine M. (Tuttle) Jackson. For a complete obituary, service information and to sign Bob’s guestbook, please visit
He was born in Rumford, ME on June 4, 1940 a son of the late Milford & Shirley (Frost) Jackson. He grew up in South Portland, attending local area schools and was a Maine resident most of his life.
Bob was a welder, working for Maine Tank until retiring due to an illness in 1998. For the past four years, he had been volunteering at the Brownfield Food Pantry in Brownfield, ME.
Bob was described as a jack of all trades and a master of none. He liked a finding a good bargain and enjoyed looking for them at yard sales and goodwill. He also loved his cats, especially Fluffy, his favorite.
Besides his wife of 44 years, he is survived by his son William Tuttle and his fiancée’ Tammy McCormick of Porter, his two sister-in-laws Shirley and Donna, two nieces Mary & Lori as well as three sisters, one brother and several other nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 733 Main Street, Westbrook followed by a graveside service in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland at approximately 11 am officiated by Pastor Rich Gustafson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Brownfield Food Pantry
701 Pequaket Trail
Brownfield, ME 04010

Courtney G. Austin

Died: Oct 19, 2012
Courtney G. Austin

KENNEBUNKPORT – After a brief illness, Courtney George Austin died on Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarbourgh. He was 71. Mr. Austin was born in Biddeford, Maine, on March 24, 1941, the oldest son of the late Courtney Chester and Gertrude Austin. As a young boy, he was raised by his maternal grandparents, the late George and Nancy McLean, in Turbat’s Creek, later recalling that they were “so poor that they ate lobster everyday” – referring to a time before lobster became popular and fishermen had to live on their catch.

He was taken in by the Small Family, owners of the Shawmut Inn, when he was twelve years old, living and working at the famous oceanfront resort as a busboy, waiter, and Maitre d’ until his early twenties. Because the Shawmut was an “American Plan” hotel, guests were served three full meals a day, meaning long hours for $10 a week plus tips. All the same, Mr. Austin always remained grateful to the Smalls and afterward told countless stories about the colorful, even outrageous, personalities of staff and guests who returned year after year, including actors Charles Laughton, Jane Morgan, Betty White and Bette Davis.

Graduating from Kennebunk High School in 1959, he studied accounting in Portland and served six years in the Maine Air National Guard. While still working nights at the Shawmut, Mr. Austin was an accountant at Mainco, a large school supply company operated out of a mansion on the Kennebunk River, before founding Austin Co. Ltd. in 1965, opening Austin’s Hardware, Goodies Candies, The Inn Town Hotel, and other commercial properties in Dock Square. His stores were well known for their unique stock of cooking utensils for “gourmets and gadgeteers.”

Although he and his wife, Gail, wintered in Vero Beach, Florida, they returned to Maine every summer. For those who knew him, Mr. Austin was a window into what it was like growing up in an undeveloped Kennebunkport, where people still had outhouses, saw the Fire of ’47, walked across Cape Porpoise Harbor when the salt water froze once during the winter, and there were few houses between the Colony Hotel and the Shawmut Inn.

Mr. Austin is survived by Gail, his wife of 47 years, his brother Michael, his children, Steven, Ian, and Alyson, and his grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Hana, Morgan, and Andrew. A memorial service will be announced in the spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland.  Please visit to sign Mr. Austin’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the

Kennebunkport Historical Society

125 North Street  

Kennebunkport, ME 04046