Dana R. Baggett

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Baggett DanaBrunswick, ME – Dana Richard Baggett, 80, of Brunswick and formerly of Bailey Island, died in his home Monday, June 24. He was the husband of Judith B. Baggett of Brunswick.

Dana was born in Fitchburg, MA on June 5, 1933, the son of Emily and Joseph H. Baggett. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1951 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Management from the University of Maine, Orono with distinction. After college, Dana served in the US Army AMEDs, received a good conduct ribbon and was honorably discharged in 1957. He earned his Master of Governmental Administration from the Fels Institute, Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania in 1959.

Dana had a long and successful career in Public Administration, starting with an internship at the Brunswick Town office in 1953 and ’54. He was the Assistant to the Town Manager in Zanesville, OH and served as a well-respected City Manager of both Gardiner, ME and Mt. Holly, NJ. Dana was the Director of the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Maine, Orono, from 1965 to 1973 and worked for the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC for over ten years. In his final return to Maine, Dana served as the State Court Administrator from 1981- 1992 and was instrumental in the creation of the West Bath District Courthouse. As the co-owner of the Bailey Island General Store with his wife, Judy he could be found selling Sunday papers with the family basset hound from 1981 – 1993. He worked for LLBean in his retirement.

Dana was Chairman of the Chapel Committee for All Saints by the Sea, Bailey Island for many years. He was devoted to Brunswick Area Respite Care as a board member and active leader of support groups for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss. He adored cats had a special feline companion of many years, “Mr. Black.” He also enjoyed walking, big band music, and entertaining friends with puns. Dana had an uncommon, accepting warmth towards all people and a winning smile.

Dana was predeceased by his son, Ian Andrew Baggett and his grandson, Ian Jr., both of Sykesville, MD. He is survived by his wife of 55 years; a daughter, Meredith Smithson and her children, Rosemary and Marshall Cumback; A daughter Darcy Baggett and her children, Elliot and Dina Murphy; a son Graeme Baggett and his son, Zachary Fisette, all of Brunswick.

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

A private service will be held later in the summer on Bailey Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brunswick Area Respite Care, P.O. Box 446 Brunswick, ME 04011 or at www.respitecare.org.

Cheryl E. (Smith) Austin

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Austin CherylAuburn, ME- Cheryl E. (Smith) Austin, 65, of Lisbon Falls, passed away at the Androscoggin Hospice House on Sunday, June 16, 2013. She was the loving wife of Norman C. Austin.

Cheryl was born on October 17, 1947 in Brunswick Maine a daughter of the late Fred G. and Edna L. (Ryder) Smith. She was a graduate of Freeport High School.

After graduation, Cheryl was employed as a CNA/CRMT for most of her life, but she did spend man years as the head chef at Vincenzo’s Restaurant. Cheryl loved cooking, crocheting, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Besides her parents, Cheryl is predeceased by a son, Stanley W. Austin and two of her siblings, Brother Daryl D. Smith and a sister Betty J. Bonney. She is survived by her daughter Kelly D. Austin of Lisbon Falls, a sister Dawn L. Wood of Sabattus, Nephews Kerry D. Bonney, Edward M. Bonney Jr., Brian E. Bonney, Bruce S. Wood Jr. ,Michael Wood and a Niece Heidi F. Spencer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Cheryl’s life on August 10, 2013 from 12 – 8 p.m. at 619 Lisbon Road, Lisbon Falls, ME.

Timothy F. Moran

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Moran TimothySanford, ME – Timothy F. Moran, 69, of Sanford, died on June 21, 2013, in his home in the arms of his wife Dawn Janes-Moran after losing his battle with lung cancer.

Tim was born in New York on January 15, 1944, but called Sanford his home since he was a toddler. He was the son of the late Raymond & Georgianna (Demers) Moran.

In his younger years, Tim was a draftsman and a machine salesman. Before retiring he enjoyed working for Gateway Auction Co.

Tim was a faithful and devoted Christian; he truly loved the Lord and would take any opportunity to share Jesus’ love and his knowledge of the Bible. He also loved old movies and anything to do with cars as well as studying the Bible. Another favorite way to spend his time was in the company of family and friends.

Besides his wife Dawn, Tim leaves behind four daughters, Susan Jennison of Saco, ME, Timi Moran of Southington, CT, Megan Moran of Richland, MI and Alexis Janes of Springvale, ME. He also leaves two sons Matthew Moran of White River Junction, VT and Justin Janes of Biddeford, ME as well as five beautiful grandchildren and many cousins and friends. He was also the father of the late Erin Raymond Moran.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Anyone who knew and loved Tim is invited. This will be a Celebration of Life.

We would like Truly Thank Hospice of Southern Maine.

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

Shannon Emily Durham

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Durham Shannon 490Biddeford, ME – Shannon Emily Durham, 44, of Biddeford and formerly of Wells died suddenly on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Southern Maine Medical Center.

She was the devoted daughter of Micheline L. (Stevens) Durham-Coulson and her husband Ernie Coulson of Wells and the late Edward E. Durham. She graduated Wells High School in 1987 and was a whiz with computing and design graphics.

Shannon was a loving person who very much enjoyed her daughter Cassandra Durham and her granddaughter Summer Marie Durham to the hilt. All the children in her neighborhood ended up at her home and she was known to all as Grammy.

She had an amazingly big heart and was always ready to please and help. She volunteered at Seeds of Hope Pantry in Biddeford, where she also took her granddaughter and other neighborhood children, to explain the needs of other people and to know God.

She was living in Biddeford with her fiancé David Boynton; they loved fishing as well as having all the different children around, especially Summer Marie.

Besides her mother, step-father and fiancée, she is survived by her daughter Cassandra Durham and her granddaughter Summer Marie Durham both of Rochester, NH. She also leaves her twin sister Marcella Mayo and her husband Bruce, another sister Angie Stone-McCarthy and her husband Joe, two brothers Steve Stone and his wife Becky and Edward Roy Durham all of Wells as well as her Maternal Grandfather Roy C. Stevens, nieces and nephews Bethany Stone, Steve Stone, Nicole Mayo and Josh Mayo all of Wells.  She was also the Maternal Granddaughter of the late Louise Stevens.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Wells Ogunquit Senior Center at Moody, 300 Post Road at 12 noon.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

People’s Choice Credit Union

656 Hiltons Lane

Wells, ME 04090

All donations will be used for Summer Marie’s general college fund as this was Shannon’s wish.

Donna Marie (Walsh Warren

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Warran DonnaPortland- Donna Marie (Walsh) Warren, 51, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 6, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Lena (Botto) Walsh and the beloved wife of Merritt Warren III.

Donna was born on March 28, 1962 in Portland. After her mother, Lena, passed away when she was just six years old, she was raised by her Aunt Josephine Botto. She grew very close to her in the years after her mother passed. Donna, always known as a class clown, attended Cathedral Elementary School until moving onto William B. Jack Junior High School and then finally graduating from Portland High School in 1980.

After high school she spent a few years working at Arthur Anderson Insurance Co. She also worked in a childcare setting throughout the years due to her great love for children. Donna also spent 22 years taking care of her own family. Most recently she worked at the Portside Learning Center in Portland.

Donna was very involved in her children’s schooling and the different activity’s they took part in. She always made it a priority to attend her children’s field trips and other school function’s.

Donna was a very devoted wife, mother and friend. She was well known for putting her children first no matter what. She was always more than happy to help anyone. Donna enjoyed talking, laughing, teaching, anything to make someone else happy. She loved to cook and make arts and crafts. She was a very uplifting person who put time and cares into everything she did. She loved spending her time with her family and friends in any way she could. She enjoyed long walks and car rides. She always enjoyed spending time with children, and children loved to spend time with her. Donna would always encourage her children to enjoy being outside. She took them to the beach each and every summer.

Besides her husband, Merritt, Donna is survived by her two daughters, Nicole Marie Warren and her Companion Brian Dorr of Portland, and Justina J. Warren of Portland, a niece, Kaila Paquette, two nephews, Mathew Paquette and Billy Paquette all of North Hampton, New Hampshire, a Mother-In-Law, Margret Grover also of North Hampton, and several beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles throughout Portland.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday June 13, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10 a.m.at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street Portland, with a burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

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

Memorial donations to help with Donna’s Final Expenses would be appreciated.

Merritt G. Warren

164 Allen Ave.

Portland, ME 04103

Lucille Elaine (Waters) White

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White LucilleWestbrook, ME – Born Lucille Elaine Waters on March 3, 1945 in Polk County Tennessee, passed away on June 8, 2013 at Springbrook Healthcare in Westbrook Maine.

Known most of her life as “Elaine” to her family and friends until moving to the State of Maine, where she has been known as “Lucy.”

She married at a young age to William Grant White of Old Fort, Tennessee. Their marriage ended after 22 years, during which time they had one son, Charles Norman White of Chatsworth, Georgia, and one daughter, Lillian Michelle Moore of Windham, Maine.

At the age of 19, she spent three months of her life in a coma after a fatal car accident resulting in the loss of their unborn child of eight months. As the years passed she underwent multiple surgeries and hospitalizations for various reasons. Even though her body was worn out at an early age, her spirit remained strong.

Lucy was a very loving and giving person and never met a stranger. She loved meeting new people and making new friends. She was also an animal lover, cats, dogs, birds, etc. and throughout her life she had several pets who were very special to her. Lucy also was somewhat of an artist and decorating was her specialty. She loved nature, trees, flowers, plants, rain, and the white, fluffy snow of Maine winters. But what she loved most was her family.

Unfortunately, the thing that she loved most, she lost. Lucy suffered from a mental disorder known as Bipolar. Up until 18 months ago she had been diagnosed with having an anxiety disorder and some depression. And because her mental disorder went undiagnosed and untreated, little by little over the years it gradually took its toll on her as well as the people she loved. During the last four years her mental illness took her on a never ending roller coaster ride from apartments, to hospitals, to homeless shelters, to hotels until her suicidal statements wound her up in a psychiatric hospital in Chattanooga. Eventually, her family and friends came to the conclusion that “she has always been that way” or “she is just playing another game.” For years her family and friends tried to help her but no matter what they did, it was never enough. When Lucy moved to Maine, she made dozens of friends; you couldn’t help but fall in love with Lucy as she was full of life and charm. But, as quickly as she made friends she lost them because of her uncontrolled mental illness.

To all those whose lives Lucy touched please know that buried deep inside her was a kind, caring, loving, giving soul trying to reach out.

A memorial service will be held in the hearts and memories of those who loved her and her ashes will be scattered on the coast of Maine at one of her favorite locations.

 

Patrick Raymond McLaughlin

Lewiston- Patrick Raymond McLaughlin, of Lewiston, passed away on June 7th at Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center. He was born on March 22nd, 1936 in Hermon Maine. He attended elementary school in Newburgh Maine and graduated from Hampden Academy.

He worked for many different construction companies, including Wyman and Simpson and Nickerson -O’Day. Patrick was a very generous person, donating what he could to numerous charities despite having a limited income.

Patrick is survived by two of his 10 siblings, a brother and a sister. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be no memorial service. Those wishing to honor Patrick may send memorial donations in Patrick’s name to a charity of your choosing. His family would like to thank Russell Park staff and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for making Patrick’s final months comfortable and peaceful.

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

Kimberly A. Dervis

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Dervis KimberlyPortland, ME — Kimberly A Dervis, mother, student and longtime Peaks Island resident, passed away May 30st, 2013 of leukemia at Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine. She was 35.

The daughter of Jennifer J. Dervis of Old Orchard Beach and Paul Dervis of Ottawa Canada.

She is survived by her two adorable children, Dianne, 13, and Tyler, 5. In addition, Kimberly is missed deeply by fiancé Michael Douglas, sister, Esme, grandfather Donald Dervis of Brookline, Ma, uncles Peter Dervis of Boston, Scott Herman and Brian Minnihan of California, auntie and beloved God Mother Anne Stamas, auntie Prudence Minnihan of California, and cousins Angela and Brydon Stanley, South Portland, Bergen Minnihan, NYC, and Alexandra Ilstad-Minnihan, California.        

Born and raised in Boston, Kimberly attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and remained in Boston to earn her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Suffolk University in 2004. A young activist, Kim was the youngest volunteer ever to work on the Boston Area Rape Crisis hotling. While at Suffolk University she interned at Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. Opportunities to sit in meetings with politicians, and help organize fundraisers propelled Kim’s enthusiasm for the nonprofit sector.   Since then, she was a devoted volunteer and enrolled in the Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management Program at the University of Southern Maine. As Volunteer Coordinator on “Maine Won’t Discriminate” she witnessed the intensity and chaos of a campaign and the need for quick interaction and utilization of volunteers with different backgrounds.  

After graduating from Suffolk University Kim moved to Peaks Island, Maine where she and her children lived until the summer of 2011 when Kim was diagnosed with leukemia. Kim and her family moved to Old Orchard in September of 2011 where she underwent treatment with Dr. Marjorie Boyd at Maine Medical Center. Kim trusted and loved Dr. Boyd and according to the doctor the feeling was mutual. Kim worked hard to fight the disease, never complaining only pushing to be there for those who loved her. At Thanksgiving, although sick from treatments, Kim put on her high heels (she was an avid lover of shoes) and attended the family meal in Kennebunkport. Kim was visited by most of her loved ones and friends during the last two years, many within days of Kim’s passing. Kimberly will be truly missed by all.    

Kim was and is an inspiration; a celebration of her life will be held Friday from 11am to 2pm on Peaks Island at the Inn at Peaks Island.  

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

Kim’s family asked that donations be made to:

The American Cancer Society

1 Bowdoin Mill Island  

Topsham, ME 04086

Jamie R. Little

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Little Jamie obit100Scarborough, ME – Jamie R. Little, 54, of Gorham, passed away at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on Tuesday May 28, 2013 after struggling with cancer for the past two years. He was the beloved companion for 27 years of Theresa Rideout.

Jamie was born in Los Angeles, CA on February 15, 1960 a son of the late William A. Little, who died in January 1989 and Donna (Lawson) Shackley of South Portland. He graduated from Bonny Eagle High School as a member of the class of 1979.

Jamie was employed as a welder for McGuire and Jones Construction for many years.

Jamie was a huge Patriots fan and was lucky enough to attend a game last season, with his good friend Nicholi, against the New York Jets in which the Patriots, wearing their throwback uniforms, beat the Jets in dramatic fashion in overtime.

Jamie also was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and canoeing, especially with his son Jamie and grandson Lucas.

Besides his mother Donna and his companion Theresa, he is survived by his son Jamie Little of Gorham, daughters Lindsay Little of Gorham, Jessica Palmer of Scarborough and Jennifer Palmer of Gorham. He also leaves his grandson Lucas Little, two sisters Kathy Emerson and Debra Rickett both of South Portland, three brothers Donald W. Little of South Portland, Lincoln A. Little and Shawn P. Little both of Old Orchard Beach and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend many thanks to the doctors, nurses and social services at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their kindness and compassion.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

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

Yoshihide “Yama” Yamamoto

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Yammoto Yoshihide 477Scarborough, ME – Yoshihide “Yama” Yamamoto, 57, of South Portland died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a hard fought battle with numerous cancers. He was the husband of Shizue (Yamaguchi) Yamamoto. He was a man who, no matter how much pain he was in, also had a smile on his face.

Yoshi was born on January 31, 1956 in Japan, one of seven children of the late Saburo & Kito Yamamoto. After finishing school in Japan he moved to the United States in the mid 1970’s. His travels brought him to Montana, Nebraska and California, where he met his future wife in 1982, before ending up in Maine in 1984.

Yama worked as a sushi chef for Sapporo’s on Commercial Street in the Old Port for some time and also exported Sea Urchins back to his homeland of Japan.

He was also an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, watching as many games as he could.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.

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

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

American Cancer Society

1 Bowdoin Mill Island  

Topsham, ME 04086