Thomas L. Sampson Sr.

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Sampson ThomasLimington, ME – Thomas L. Sampson Sr., 34, of Limington died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at him home. He was the husband of Deanna J. (Hinkley) Sampson.

Tom was born in Portland, ME on August 14, 1978 a son of Timothy R. & Susan R. (Doughty) Sampson Sr. of Buxton. He grew up in Buxton, attending local area schools and married Deanna on June 7, 2003.

Tom was a welder by trade, working for several different local companies over the years.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his crowning achievement coming a few years back when he got his moose. He was also a strong family man, spending as much time as he could with his kids and parents.

Besides his wife and parents he is survived by his three children Jerrica, Thomas Jr. and Tegan. He also leaves his maternal grandparents Harold & Harriet Doughty of Buxton, a sister-n-law     Sally Sampson of Buxton and two aunts Barbara Davis and Sheila Sampson, both of Buxton , an Aunt and Uncle Carmen and Mark Estabrook of Limington, and an Uncle, Harold E. Doughty Jr. of Buxton. He was also the brother of the late Timothy R. Sampson Jr., who died May 11, 2011.

There will be no services.

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

Sandra L. (Hatt) Leeman

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Leeman Sandra394Windham, ME – Sandra L. (Hatt) Leeman, 75, of Windham died peacefully in her home on Monday, February 25, 2013 with her family by her side. She was the wife of Robert M. Leeman.

She was born in Portland, ME on January 2, 1938 a daughter of the late Clinton W. & Violet (Caron) Hatt. She grew up in Westbrook and was a graduate of South Portland High School. While in high school Sandy was a majorette, cheerleader as well as a member of the tumbling team and the library staff.

She spent 30 years in the health care field; working as a Home Health Aide for Holy Innocents Community Health Services and as a CNA for Ledgewood Nursing Home.

Sandy enjoyed Camping, Swimming, Clogging and Gardening.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her four sons John, Michael and Thomas Leeman, all of Windham, and Robert Leeman Jr. of Florida. She also leaves eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as her sister Jean Clemons of Gray, her two brothers Edward Hatt of Hollis and Stephen Hatt of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

At her request services will be private.

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

Linda A. Westbrook

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Westbrook LindaWaterville- Linda A. Westbrook, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. She was the daughter of Erwin Gregory and Maryann Caulford. Linda was a mother and grandmother who loved her family. Her dream was to own a Harley Davidson motorcycle to ride through the country side. Linda was a member of the ASPCA and would do anything to help animals. Her main animal is her beloved cat “Pumpkin” who will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her stepmom Doris Gregory, her 4 sons; Greg DePalma, Chris DePalma-Yahn, Bob Nye and Bill Juliano, 3 daughter in-laws; Heather Micue, Brittney DePalma-Yahn and Mona Juliano. Linda’s grandchildren; Damian DePalma, Alex DePalma, Pagen DePalma, Skylar Nye, Briana Vashon, Abby Juliano, Antonio Juliano, Shaun McMorrow III and Micayla McMorrow. Linda will be sadly missed by all of her loved ones. Love you always and forever mom.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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

Annette Rose (Letourneau) Dufresne

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Dufresne AnnetteCumberland Foreside, ME — Annette Rose (Letourneau) Dufresne, 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all six of her loving children on Saturday, February 23 2013.

Annette was born on July 25, 1937 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Pierre Letourneau and Jeanne (Provencher) Letourneau. She is predeceased by her sister Jeanine Fillion, her brother Roger Letourneau, and son-in-law Wayne Bonoff. Annette is survived by all of her children: Donna Dugal & husband Greg Dugal, James Dufresne, Ann Town & husband James Town, Ruth Dufresne, Rachel Dufresne, and Mary Sauschuck & husband Michael Sauschuck. Annette is survived by her grandchildren: Abraham Dugal & wife Anna Dugal, Dylan Town and Cassidy Town, Dana Dufresne-Bonoff; and great grandchild Everett Dugal.

Annette graduated St. Mary’s School of Nursing with high honors in 1958. She worked at Maine Medical Center as an operating room nurse where she was highly regarded for her skill and expertise. After 38 years of service, she retired as Head Nurse of the Cystoscopy OR Unit. Annette was very proud of her accomplished career as a nurse.

Annette touched the lives and hearts of many people; she was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a strong independent woman who raised six children on her own. Annette devoted her life to her children. She taught them all how to ski and they spent most winter weekends at her Sugarloaf camp. The Sugarloaf area was her refuge and one of her favorite places to be. She took many ski vacations with her children to Austria, Snowbird, Mt Hood, Jackson Hole, Stowe and Lake Tahoe. She also travelled to France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Glacier Nat’l Park, Canada, Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon with her children. Annette thrived in the outdoors and loved gardening in her yard, planting trees, and stacking cords of wood. She loved the view of Mt Washington and Tuckerman Ravine from her deck in Bridgton. Annette was also an avid golfer and a master knitter. She was a jack of all trades who would tackle any project she set her mind to. She continues to be loved and will be missed by all her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

Per Annette’s request there will be a private celebration of her life with family only.

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

Lawrence M. Cato

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Cato Lawrence088Wells, ME — Lawrence Michael Cato, 63, of 102 Stephen Eaton Way, Wells ME died February 18, 2013 after a long illness.

 

Larry, a Vietnam veteran served as a U.S Marine. Larry believed that serving his country was a very proud time in his life.

 

Larry was born and grew up in peabody, MA before enlisting in the Marine Corp at the age of 18. After his discharge Larry spent time traveling and exploring the country. Larry worked several jobs after settling in Salem, MA to raise his son.

 

Larry’s passion for music was evident as he taught himself to play the guitar and also wrote lyrics for many of his songs. He was very proficient in his music abilities and everyone who was blessed with being part of his musical world enjoyed what he offered musically. Humor, animals and music were his three passions and greatest joys of life he would often say.

 

Larry settled in Wells, ME with his life partner and best friend Lisa Helen Peters.

Larry was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Rose (Mello) Crawford and is survived by a son, Larry Cempellin and young grandson, Mark; his beloved Auntie Alice Kingston; a sister Rosemary “Chicki” Foley and her husband Frank; Cindy and Dean Hennessy; his brother, Christy Crawford; and his cousin Jack Kingston who he remained close with through the years.

 

A service will be held for Larry Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 at the Community Center, 102 Stephen Eaton Lane Wells, ME.

 

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

Safe Haven Humane Society

1616 Post Road

Wells, ME 04090

Mary-Agnes “Mag” Wine

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Wine Mary-AgnesFalmouth — Mary-Agnes (Mag) Wine, 90, died at Falmouth House at OceanView on February 17, 2013.

The daughter of Aaron P. Pratt, family doctor, and Agnes Daniels Pratt, violinist, she was raised in Windsor, CT and attended Chaffee School. She received her BA and MA from Mount Holyoke College and attended Yale Medical School.

In 1946 she married Ira Wine of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and together they moved to Portland in 1952 where they raised their four daughters.

Mag’s passion was education. She taught biology at Bowdoin College for 22 years after teaching for a few years at the University of Maine, Portland (now called USM), and was always pleased when encountering former students years later. She taught less formally as a naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) hut system in the White Mountains and at the AMC’s Cold River Camp in Chatham, NH.   For many years she authored the “Wine’s Line” natural history column in the AMC Maine chapter’s newsletter.  She also taught several Elderhostel courses and was involved in a project to provide more educational opportunities for gifted children of Maine.

Mag loved to hike and spent much of her free time in the mountains of New England. She and Ira were both proud members of the AMC 4000 footers club. After retiring from Bowdoin, she found time for trips to England and Antarctica, and at age 75 hiked the famous 33.5 mile Milford Track in New Zealand. She and Ira were volunteer staff for the fall season for over 25 years at Cold River Camp. In 2002, they received the AMC’s Joe Dodge Award in recognition of all their various contributions to the organization over the years.

As a naturalist and environmentalist, Mag was involved throughout the years in many organizations including the Josselyn Botanical Society, the Maine Mycological Association, Maine Audubon Society, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and Friends of Casco Bay as a Baykeeper. As a commitment to civic duty, she was a poll worker for the elections in Portland and, later, in Falmouth for many years.

She was active in various committees and roles for more than 50 years in the Portland Friends (Quaker) Meeting, most recently serving on the Earth and Spirit Committee for several years.

Mag loved music. She sang in many choral groups over the years and enjoyed going to concerts. During her final days in this world, she was cradled in soft music.

Mag is survived by her four daughters, Mary Patience Wine of Hawaii, Nancy Comfort Wine Codere of Maine, Rebecca Hope Wine Marquez of Massachusetts, and Abigail Grace Wine of Massachusetts, by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Ira Wine, and her brother Aaron Paul Pratt, Jr.

Mag’s family is very grateful for the loving care and compassion given to her by her extraordinary team of caregivers, by the staff of Falmouth House, and by the staff of the Hospice of Southern Maine.

A celebration of Mag’s life will be held in the Quaker tradition at 2:00 p.m. on March 3, at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer Project International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1 Ste 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9925.

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

Richard “Dick” Anderson

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Anderson RichardCumberland, ME –Richard Anderson of Cumberland, Maine passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family last Thursday, February 14, 2013.

            Richard, better known as Dick, and to his grandchildren Gumpy, was born in Cumberland Center, Maine on July 12, 1929. His parents were Clifford G. Anderson and Hazel Hoey Anderson. He grew up in North Yarmouth with his brothers Robert, Lewis, and Dana and his sister, Janet. He graduated from Greely Institute at the age of 16, and then attended Cornell University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In 1951, he married Rachel Grant and spent the next two years in the army, stationed in Baltimore as part of the Counterintelligence Corps (CIC). After being honorably discharged, he and Rachel returned to Maine where they had three children, raising their family in Cumberland.

            Dick joined the family business in North Yarmouth with his father and brother Lewis. Throughout his life he was a natural entrepreneur, and eventually Anderson & Sons, Inc. expanded from building snowshoes, baseball bats, and lobster traps to being the largest manufacturer of wooden lobster traps on the east coast, at their peak producing fifty thousand traps per year for lobstermen from Maine to New Jersey. He later became a lobsterman himself and passed along that love and knowledge to his sons and grandsons. After retirement, he settled into the role of being the world’s greatest grandfather, attending all the major events in which his grandchildren participated and flying back from Florida every winter to make sure that he never missed a Christmas or birthday.

            Nothing delighted him more than having his family gather at his home for holiday, birthday parties, cookouts around his pool, and every New England Patriot’s game. He was a superb host providing lobster, clams, grilled foods and homemade chili and stews. But the specialty of the summer family gatherings was croquet golf, a game the Andersons adapted and perfected over the years. He was excellent at games of all types, particularly bridge and cribbage, and was a fierce competitor, always getting better when the stakes were highest. This last quality served him well in his many hobbies which included golf (he was one of the original members of Val Halla Golf Club in Cumberland), bowling, skiing, snowmobiling, and as a young man, basketball. Other favorite activities were gardening and being a lifelong animal lover, each new lucky pet more spoiled than the last.

            Most of all he was a born-and-bred Mainer. He was a brave, proud, hard-working man who was loved and admired by his family and friends, and who will be greatly missed.

            He is survived by his two sons David and Richard Anderson, his daughter and son-in-law Karen and Ralph Hutchinson, his grandchildren Devin Anderson, Derek Anderson, Samuel Hutchinson, and Victoria Anderson, his granddaughters-in-law Karyn Anderson and Natalie Dean, and his great-grandson Keegan Anderson. He was married to the late Rachel Anderson for 55 years.

            A memorial service will be held in his honor at 1:00 PM at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church on Saturday February 23rd a. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter on 1389 Brighton Road, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 is suggested.

            Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dick’s guestbook

Lowell Dean Morton

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Lowell MortonPortland, ME – Lowell Dean Morton, 59, of Portland, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Maine Medical Center. His death occurred just hours apart from his sister Marlene Layton.

He was born in Presque Isle, ME on May 13, 1953, a son of the late Laurel Morton & Edrie Eldora (Richards) MacDonald. He grew up in Marsadis, ME, and graduated from Gorham High School and went on to attend Boston Technical School.

He worked for the Bonny Eagle School District for the past five years.

Lowell spent many hours doing crossword puzzles and sharing many hunting and fishing stories with his numerous friends. He also would visit the Westbrook Dunkin Donuts with Scott and his Cousin Ron.

Lowell is survived by his sister Sandra Lee Gudino and her husband Juan of San Jose, CA, as well several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Byron Shannon, Marlene Layton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life/Party on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1 pm at 10 Congress Square Plaza in the community room on the 6th floor. To enter, please dial apt # 304 and you will be let in.

Burial in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, ME 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 sign Lowell’s guestbook.

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

American Heart Association

51 US 1

Scarborough, ME 04074

Marlene Mae Layton

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Layton MarlenePortland, ME – Marlene Mae Layton, 73, of Portland, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at her home. Her death occurred just hours apart from her brother Lowell Morton.

She was born in Houlton, ME on October 23, 1939, a daughter of the late Hazen Sr. & Edrie Eldora (Richards) MacDonald. She grew up in Marsadis, ME, attending local area schools an attended Lee Academy.

She worked as a unit assistant for Mercy Hospital for many years and then went to work for the Barron Center before retiring.

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Susan Cook of Portland, her two grandchildren Shamika and Adam and three great grandchildren Treyvonnte, Damaris and Samaura. She also leaves three sisters Sandra Lee Gudino and her husband Juan of San Jose, CA, Ursula Greenlaw and her husband Larry of Oakfield, ME and Rose James and her husband Steven, as well as four brothers Austin Shannon and his wife Carol of Canada, Hazen Shannon Jr. of Missouri, Gerald Shannon of Texas and Norman Ginish and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Byron Shannon, Geraldine Shannon and Lowell Morton.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Beacon Hospice, especially Marlene’s C.N.A. Michelle and Home Health Care Solutions, especially Sadia for their care and support during these difficult times.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life/Party on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1 pm at 10 Congress Square Plaza in the community room on the 6th floor. To enter, please dial apt # 304 and you will be let in.

Burial in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, ME 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 sign Marlene’s guestbook.

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

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Cancer Unit

22 Bramhall Street

Portland, ME 04102

Judith A. Carr

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Carr Judith001Portland, ME – Judith A. Carr, 62, of Hollis died on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Maine Medical Center.

 

Judy was born in Portland on July 7, 1950 a daughter of the late Fredrick & Eleanor Carr. She graduated from Westbrook High School as a member of the class of 1969. Her high schools years were very important to her; she remained close with many of her classmates and looked forward to every high school reunion.

After high school, Judy went to work for Sanborn Trucking until they closed, then spent the next 25 years working for Century Tire in Portland.

She also enjoyed the Saturday Night American Legion Dances, these would become a highlight to her week, she would visit the Indian Reservation every August and spent just about every holiday and any other chance at her Cousin Linda’s home. Judy was a very caring person and would give of herself no matter what, even if it was not in her best interest.

She is survived by her cousin Linda Neptune and her husband Wayne of Gorham and their children Lindsay and Wayne Neptune Jr. She also leaves other cousins Peachie, Diane, Shirley and their families, as well as many other cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Stroudwater Baptist Church, 1729 Congress Street, Portland.

Burial will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.

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