Teresa M. (Martin) Beane

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Teresa BeaneScarborough, ME – Teresa M. (Martin) Beane, 56, reached the end of her journey in this life on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of David G. Beane. Teresa was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2003; she lived her last 10 years valiantly, with grace, elegance, and zeal in the face of impossible odds. 

She was born in Bridgton, ME on April 30, 1956, a daughter of the late Paul F. Martin who died in 2000 and Barbara L. (Rollins) Martin of Bridgton, ME. Teresa grew up in Bridgton and Harrison and graduated from Oxford Hills High School as a member of the class of 1974. After high school she obtained a BS in Nursing from the University of Maine in 1978, which began her career in a field that she would dedicate her life to. That year she also married David on August 19, the man she would share her life with for the next 34 years. 

After college, Teresa had an extensive nursing career, which included time at Jewish Home for the Aged (now The Cedars), Eastern Maine Medical Center and Bridgton Hospital, where she obtained her Master Certificate in Nursing Management. The end of her career was spent as a Clinical Advisor at Mercy Hospital before retiring from Maine Medical Center due to her illness in 2008. She was a healer, well-loved and highly respected by her peers in the medical community. She was a leader in her field; she strived for excellence and inspired it in those she touched. 

Teresa was the epitome of a mother and adored by her children. She loved nothing more than spending the day surrounded by her family, especially at Sebago Lake State Park. Her family was everything to her. She was born with the rare gift of making anyone feel comfortable and appreciated, no matter who they were or where they were from. She will be missed for her outrageous humor and invaluable insight. 

Besides her mother and her husband, she is survived by four children Katie Arnold and her husband Brian of Portland, Zachary Beane of South Portland, Destinie Beane and Ravon Beane, both of Portland. She also leaves her two grandchildren Albie Arnold and Gianna Beane as well as her sister Rebecca St. John and her husband Dale of Alton, NH, her brother Gregory Martin and his wife Maria of Mountain House, CA and an adoring throng of nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her Life on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium at Catherine McCauley High School, Stevens Ave Portland, ME. 

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road

Scarborough, ME 04074

Raymond Herald Greenleaf

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greenleaf raymond001A lifelong resident of Portland ME Raymond H Greenleaf died peacefully January 13, 2013 after a short stay at the Barren Center Nursing Home. We would like to thank everyone involved in Ray’s care.

He was born in Bangor, Maine June 16, 1927 with Cerebral Palsy a son of the late

Harry L. and Ruth Marie (Banghart) Greenleaf. Ray attended local schools graduation from Deering High school in 1947. He went to Northeastern School of Accounting, Portland graduating in 1949.

During 1950-1952 he operated “Ray’s Rug Shop” 35 Hillis St., Portland. During 1952-1978 Ray was employed as an inventory clerk at Maine Correctional Center, So. Windham, ME and retired after 26 years in 1978.

Ray was a member of the Maine State Employees Retirement Association, Central Square Baptist Church and the Jeannette Mc Donald fan club. In 1954 he was the co-organizer of Maine’s first Cerebral Palsy Adult group…: CP Adult Group of Southern Maine.” During the next two decades he held all offices. For several years he was also on the State Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, Inc.

Ray collected genealogy, loved old movies, semi classical music and old cars! He also loved to write. In 1948 he was author of a brochure, Handbook on Hammer Throwing. In 1956 he was Tri- author of a statistical handbook on Hammer Throwing. He wrote his autobiography, which is at the Windham Historical Society. He wrote several letters to the editor, which was published. He always skimmed three News papers a day. Raymond had cerebral Palsy from birth yet was still able to ride a bike, drive a car and work until retirement.

He is survived by nieces, Julie Herdacher from Leeds, ME and Kathy Gray from Mammoth, ME and many good friends

 A memorial service will be held May 8, 2013, 10:30 A.M. at Deering Community Church (formally called Central Square Baptist Church) 4 Brentwood Ave. (corner of Stevens Ave.,) Portland, ME.

Ray wished for donations to be made in his memory to:

UCP Affiliate/Cerebral Palsy Respite

700 MT. Hope Ave.

Suite 320

Bangor, ME 04401



National Osteoporosis Foundation

1150 17th St, NW

Suite 850

Washington, DC 20036


Jeffrey L. Smith

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Smith JeffreyPortland, ME – Jeffrey L. Smith, 51, of Portland died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his home with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Elissa J. Moran. 

He was born in Waterville, ME on March 30, 1961, a son of the late Albert L. Smith and Lorraine (Higgins) Smith of Troy, ME. Jeff grew up in Waterville, and graduated from Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Falmouth. From there he went on to obtain a degree in photography and graphic arts from NTID at Rochester Institute of Technology. 

After college, Jeff moved back to Maine and started working in the photo lab industry in Waterville and Bangor. After meeting Elissa he moved to South Portland and began working for 60 Minute Photo, where he became very well known for his talents within the industry. Jeff and Elissa married in 1997. After a brief stint at LL Bean, he was recruited for Goodwill’s retail division in 2006. He was the safety team lead for the Maine Mall location of which he was very proud. 

He also was a student of Huard’s Dojo in Winslow, where he obtained the title of 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan & Jujitsu. After moving south he also went on to join Aaron Parker’s Saco River Martial Arts in Bar Mills and achieved his 1st degree black belt in Taijutsu. 

Among his many talents he was also a member of Portland Fencing, where he excelled. He also enjoyed the outdoors, biking and meditation. Jeff was an avid photographer, widely known for his ability to capture the beauty of the natural world with his camera. His favorite subject however, was his granddaughters. He was one of their primary care givers and was utterly devoted to them. 

Besides his wife and mother he is survived by his son Michael Ellis and his wife Jennifer of Poland Spring and his two granddaughters Jasmine and Madeline. He also leaves his five siblings, Albert (Sandy) Smith and his wife Colleen of Bangor, ME; Kathleen Denis and her husband Dave of Bucksport, ME, Victoria Davis of Wenham, MA, Elizabeth Youts and her husband Kevin of Beverly, MA and Eleanor Ferris and her husband Frederick of Durham NH. Jeff leaves behind a nephew, Joshua Davis, and nieces, Meghan Smith MacDonald, Alia Davis Jackson, Adreanna Denis, Marissa Denis, Caitrin Ferris, Keira Ferris, and Ashling Ferris. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Baxter School for the Deaf, Falmouth in the Draper Gym at 1 p.m. with Meryl Troop officiating. 

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME, please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Jeff’s guestbook.

Debra E. Staples

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Goding DebraJay, ME- Debra E. Staples, 65 of Jay died on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at her family’s farm, with her children by her side.

She was born in Livermore Falls, ME a daughter of the late Clarence R. & Ruth (James) Staples.

Debbie Held various occupations over the years, most recent at the multipurpose center in Lewiston. She considered her children her great accomplishment. She was a one of a kind grandmother and inspired everyone to live life to the fullest!

She enjoyed playing cards, horseshoes and family gatherings at Dummers Beach. Debbie was also an avid Country Music fan and loved listening to her brother Gary play the guitar and sing. She was very light on her feet and was an exceptional dancer.

She is survived by her son Jason Plummer and her five daughters Amanda Plummer and her husband Marty, Bobbi-Jo Vining and her husband Tim, Stacy Gregory and her husband Rick, Kelly Parker and Shelly Dubuc and her husband Dave. She also leaves her eleven grandchildren Dakota, Dylan, Shane, Savannah, Autumn, Andrew, Amber, Ashley, Ryan, Nathan and Brittany and seven great grandchildren as well as her brothers Randy and Gary, sister Lorna, Joane and Betty and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Leroy and James and two sisters, Pat and Roberta.

There will be a family gathering that all are welcome to attend; please contact Debbie’s children for the date, time and location.

Arrangments are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Debbie’s guestbook.


Maryanne Eva D. Davis

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Davis Maryanne001Auburn, ME – Maryanne Eva D. Davis, 68, of Fayette, ME passed away on Monday, January 14, 2012 at the Auburn Hospice House. 

She was born in Portland, ME on July 7, 1944 a daughter of the late Lawrence & Pauline (Stinson) Craney Sr. Maryanne grew up Wilton, ME, attending Wilton Academy. 

She was very proud to have obtained her cosmetologist license from Bernard’s in Lewiston and even prouder to have owned her own Salon for fifteen years in Jay and Fayette. During that time she also owned and operated the Inn Towne Lounge in Livermore Falls until it was destroyed by fire in 1993. At that point she obtained her CDL license and worked as a cross country truck driver for about three years before returning to Maine to reestablish the Inn Towne Lounge II. 

Maryanne enjoyed cribbage, flower gardening and traveling; one of her favorite trips was when she surprised her son in Florida for his 50th Birthday. She also spent much time watching the Loons at her home on Tilton Pond. 

She is survived by her son Duane Wright of Dunedin, FL and her daughter Wanda Bryant and her companion Michael Campbell of Hebron. She also leaves her grandson Sean Bryant and his wife Kelly and their three daughters Zion, Eden and Lydia of Mechanic Falls, her granddaughter Lindsey Bryant and her two sons Chase and Levi of Turner as well as two brothers, Bradford Craney of Strong and Dana Craney of Warren, seven sisters, Theresa Durrell of Stratton, Ruth Newton of Lewiston, Althea Roberson of Cambridge, MD, Janice Reardon of Bangor, Nancy Foster of Limington, Julia Cote of Livermore and Laurie Jones of Port Charlotte, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Lawrence and Harry Craney was the last of “the three sisters”, who included Doreen E. Maheux and Galeen Buckley. 

A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to view and sign Maryanne’s guestbook. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:

Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road

Auburn, ME 04210

Anitia Mary (Connors) Campus

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Campus Anita001Yarmouth, ME – Anita Mary (Connor) Campus, 93, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Coastal Manor.

Anita was born in Waterbury, CT on September 6, 1919 and lived at Coastal Manor where she was cared for with love by the staff for the past seven years. She was predeceased by her husband Bernard Campus (her husband at age 32), her parents Mary (Nolan) and of County Kerry, Ireland, Julia Nolan (devoted Aunt), Rosemary Conner (Sister), Bernadette Campus (Daughter), and Nathan Stewart (Grandson).

She is survived by her daughter Mary Ellen (Campus) Clayman and her husband James of Freeport, ME, her son Donald Campus of Yarmouth, ME, her grandson Jason Stewart and his wife Emily of Stow, MA, her granddaughter Julia Campus of Yarmouth, ME, and her great grandson Nathan Wesley Stewart of Stow, MA.

Burial will be held in New St. Joseph Cemetery, Waterbury, CT. Burial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen

307 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101


The Nathan Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund

At Maine Maritime College

c/o Mary Ellen Clayman

55 Cranberry Ridge Road

Freeport, ME 04032

Her family will remember her for her strength and love. She endured pain and sadness that cannot be described in words.

When we set an example of honesty our children, will be honest;

When we encircle them with love, they will be loving;

When we practice tolerance, they will be tolerant;

When we meet life with laughter and a twinkle in our eye, they will develop a sense of humor.


~ Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

Clifford Page Sr.

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Page Clifford002Auburn, ME – Clifford Page Sr., 86, of Greene died on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Auburn Hospice House after a brief illness.  He was the husband of the late Violet (Burbe) Page who died in 1959. 

He was born in Hamlin, ME on July 18m 1926 a son of the late Joseph & Mary (Roy) Page.  He grew up in Van Buren, ME and married Violet on February 18, 1946.

Clifford works as a heavy equipment mechanic all of his working life, spending the final years before retiring in 1998 at Morrison & Sylvester Inc, in Auburn. 

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in both Auburn and Augusta as well as the Fraternal Oder of Eagles in Auburn.  He greatly enjoyed Beano as well as dancing.  He would constantly be on the lookout for a place to dance including the Eagles, where he would often take his daughter Diane and her husband and several single’s clubs in the area. 

He is survived by five children Diane Michaud and her husband of Greene, Robert Page Sr. of Bangor, Mona Douglass and her husband Ivan of Greene, Muriel Page of Auburn and Clifford Page Jr. of Greene as well as ten grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  He also leaves four sisters Joyce McClay of Bangor, Irene Burbe of Caribou, Mildred Lavasseur of New Jersey and Shirley Seal of Florida as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was also the Father of the late Ruth & Marleen Page and the Brother of the late Aura St. Louis, Jeannette Raymond, Alma Lefadierre, Mona St. Louis and Lawrence Page. 

A memorial service & burial in Riverside Cemetery will be held in the spring in Orono. 

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road

Auburn, ME 04210

George H. “Herbie” Lambert Jr.

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126 Portland Head Lighthouse Maine picturesPlease check back for a complete obituary and service information as we are accomidating relatives and friends from far away places.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Herbie’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Florence Pauline “Polly” Ziegler

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Ziegler FlorenceFlorence Pauline “Polly” Ziegler died peacefully on Dec. 26, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, surrounded by family.

She was born in Wells, on Aug. 29, 1935 to Kenneth L. Harriman and Eleanor M. Simmons of Kennebunk, Maine. After Polly’s mother died when Polly was only 6 months old, she went to live with her grandmother, Harriman in Haverhill, Mass. After her grandmother’s death, Polly returned to Kennebunk to live with her grandmother Simmons and graduated from Kennebunk High School. On May 26, 1956 she married the love of her life, Johann (John, Hans) Wilhelm Ziegler and was married for 53 years until his death in 2009. She lived happily at her home in Arundel, working at Kesslen Shoe, Herman Shoe and Downeast Energy, retiring in 1998. Polly travelled to Germany to visit her husband’s homestead several times.

Polly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cookouts at the Lake, and sitting by the woodstove making miniatures and various other crafts. She loved to cook and work in her garden with her little dog, Abby by her side.

Polly was a compassionate, understanding, and dignified person. Whenever there was someone in need, she was there with a helping hand and a cheerful smile. She was always quick to support and never was one to judge others. Through good times and bad times, she always had a positive, and “can do” attitude.

Polly was predeceased by her husband, Johann (John, Hans) Wilhelm Ziegler and brother, Kenneth Harriman. She is survived by her Sister, Caroline (Carrie) Pierce of Biddeford, Sister in law, Emma Shute of Sebago, Brother in law, Hannes Ziegler of Germany, and many nieces and nephews; Carol Harriman, Cindy Harriman, Heidi Montagne, Shirley Winship, Elke Lombard, Brigitte Ziegler, Ingrid Garcia, Joseph Marquis, Robert Toussaint, Eric Shute, Michael Shute, Jonathan Shute, Uwe Schoder, Homer Schoder, Stephen Harriman and Robert Harriman.

A celebration of Polly’s life will be held in the spring.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk or Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

William R. Gardiner

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126 Portland Head Lighthouse Maine picturesWilliam R. Gardiner, 63, of Sabattus died suddenly Wednesday, January 2, 2013, after a short illness at Central Maine Medical Center.  He was the husband of Pamela (Foster) Gardiner.

He was born in Lisbon Falls on July 3, 1949 a son of the late John Gardiner and Marion (Allen) Gardiner. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1967 and joined the United States Army serving for three years during the Vietnam War.  He also joined the Coast Guard and served 6 1/2 years.

On Jan. 25, 1985 he married Pamela Foster. 

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his son Justin of Jay, daughters Robyn and her companion Travis and Kimmy and her companion Myrond all of Bucksport. He also leaves his grandchildren Ashley and her husband Chris, “Punk” Devin, Amber, Zac, Joe, and Brianna and his little “Strawberry Bandito” great granddaughter Cadence all of Bucksport as well as his favorite Aunt Helen of Mapleton, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. He also leaves his faithful dog Kenai, who just doesn’t understand where Daddy went.

There will be no services at Bill’s request.

Arrangements are under the car of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Bill’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska

1316 Peger Road

Fairbanks, AK 99709