Garland “Buddy” G. McIntosh

Portland, ME – Garland “Buddy” G. McIntosh, 76, of South Portland died on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Portland, ME on August 25, 1937 a son of the late John & Alberta (Haggett) McIntosh. He attended local area schools including Portland High School. After High School he joined the US Air Force, serving his country for the next four years.

Buddy owned both a general store and the Gateway Motor Inn in South Portland. Later he went on to become a world champion poker player. He built a love for the game of golf as a caddy for Riverside Golf Course as a boy, and played that course throughout his adult life.

He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots as well as spending time with his many friends and acquaintances.

He is survived by his daughter Karen McIntosh of Old Orchard Beach as well as two brothers John McIntosh and his wife Arlene of Aventura, FL and Wayne McIntosh and his companion Rose McDonald of Scarborough, ME. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Buddy was also the brother of the late Barbara Maller.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street, Portland.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Buddy’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

Judith B. Baggett

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Baggett JudithBrunswick, ME – Judith B. Baggett, 79, of Brunswick and formerly of Bailey Island, died Saturday, October 25 at Horizon’s Living and Rehab Center.

Judy was born in LaTuque, PQ, Canada, the youngest of three sisters born to Bernice and Warren Beckler, natives of Auburn, ME. She attended public schools in LaTuque, graduating from high school there (11th grade) in 1951. She completed 12th grade in the U.S., graduating from High School in Reading, MA a year later while living with her oldest sister and family.

Judy graduated from the Maine Medical Center School of Nursing in 1956 and completed her five-year degree program from the University of Maine, Orono with a BA in nursing in 1957. She worked as an RN at Eastern Maine General in Bangor and at the UMO Infirmary.

She married Dana R. Baggett in August, 1957 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Latuque, PQ, Canada. They moved to Philadelphia shortly thereafter, where Judy worked as a dedicated public health nurse. She was a nursing instructor in Zainesville, Ohio, at Central Maine General in Lewiston from 1959-1961, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and at the Bangor State Hospital until 1973.

Throughout their married life, Judy and Dana owned a home on Bailey Island and moved there year-round in 1981. Sometimes nick-named “The General,” Judy owned and operated the Bailey Island General store from 1982-1993, where she worked seven days per week from 5AM – 9PM. She doubled the business during that time, thanks to the loyal support of local residents. She loved the island community and it showed in both her hard work and sharp-witted humor.

Judy wrapped up her career as a part-time nurse at the West Harpswell School until she retired in 2004. She loved cats and basset hounds, baking donuts, bread, and pies, and braiding rugs.

Judy lost her husband Dana to cancer this past June. She was previously predeceased by a son, Ian Andrew Baggett and grandson, Ian Jr., both of Sykesville, MD; a sister, Caroline Beckler Doolittle of Ft. Devens, MA; and a sister, Helen Beckler Mooers of Durham, ME. She is survived by a daughter, Meredith Smithson and her children, Rosemary and Marshall Cumback of Brunswick; A daughter Darcy Baggett and her children, Elliot and Dina Murphy of Brunswick; a son Graeme Baggett, his wife Cheryl, and his son, Zachary Fisette, of Topsham.

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

An informal reception to celebrate Judy’s life will take place on Sunday, November 3 at 1:00, Library Hall, 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.

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Winifred Dudley Pulkkinen

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Pulkkinen Winifred 642Freeport – Winifred Pulkkinen, 93, of Guilford and Brunswick passed away at the Freeport Nursing Home on October 21, 2013.

Winnie was born October 14, 1920 in Greenville, Maine to Lelia (Forbus) and Francis Dudley, Jr., She lived in Guilford most of her life, graduating from high school in 1939, working as a secretary in Guilford and a nanny in NY before marrying Herbert Pulkkinen in 1942. Together they created a home in Guilford and raised six children.

Winnie was an active member of her community, a Sunday school teacher, band booster president, a member of the Zephyrus Club, active Democrat, U.S. postal clerk for many years, and a tireless supporter of her children’s varied activities. She loved to talk, laugh, and create fun, making her a favorite in her neighborhood and community. She loved children, who instantly knew her heart. Many have called her a second Mom, Aunt Winnie, or Grammie.

She is survived by daughters Andrea and Susan of Brunswick, Jean Hunt and her husband James of Brunswick; sons Craig and his wife Joanie of Jonesport, and Lance and his wife Kathy of Abbot. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Winnie treasured many friends, some for over seventy years, and countless others whose lives she touched with her generosity, kindness, and great humor. Winnie was predeceased by three sisters, her husband, and daughter Joan.

Winnie was full of life, energy, courage, and determination. In addition to all of the people she loved, Winnie filled her life with cooking, flowers, birds, books and basketball.

Please join her family in celebrating her life at the Guilford United Methodist Church on Saturday November 02, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Winnie’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, plant flowers in her memory or give a child a book.

Martha E. Rogers

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Rogers MarthaMartha Elizabeth Rogers, 88, of Portland, loving wife & mother passed away on October 19th, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

Martha (Marty) was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 7th, 1925, the second child of Martha Elizabeth (Kemeny) & Andrew Vargha.   She had fond memories of growing up in Detroit but the highlight of her childhood was a three-year period spent abroad in Weisbaden, Germany, when her father worked for Opel automobile company. She was a graduate of Redford High School and Michigan State College.

Marty met her future husband, Homer Wayne Rogers, in the 8th grade and they went on to marry in 1947. Together they raised their 3 daughters as they moved their family around the country – spending many wonderful years in Oregon, Michigan, and New Jersey. Upon retirement they enjoyed extensive traveling often planning routes to visit family and friends along the way. After many years living in both North Carolina & Arizona they moved in 2006 to the Woods at Canco in Portland, Maine to be closer to family.

Martha leaves behind her husband of 66 years, three daughters & sons-in-law – Susan and Joseph Cook of Westbrook; Carol & Allen Gauper of Spokane, Washington; Janet & David Chodos of Brighton, Michigan; beloved grandchildren, Lindsey & Alex Gauper of Spokane, Washington; Michael Chodos of Baltimore, Maryland; William Chodos & Ben Chodos of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Meghan Jones of Beaverton, Oregon. She will also be missed by her brother, Louis Vargha & wife, Maité, of La Rode, Ussac, France and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, and her older sister, Frances Schoomaker.

Her family wants to thank the staffs of Scarborough Terrace, Barron Center, MMC and Gosnell House for their caring attention to Martha’s needs over the past 3 years.

In accordance with her wishes there will be no funeral services.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Cremation and Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME with internment at White Chapel in Troy, Michigan.  

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Martha’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to

The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

care of Hospice of Southern Maine

180 U.S. Route One, #1

Scarborough, ME 04074

or a local hospice organization of your choice.

Jeffrey W. Hitchcock

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Hitchcock Jeffery637Portland, ME – Jeffrey W. Hitchcock, 58, of Biddeford and formerly of Portland, died unexpectedly on Sunday October 20, 2013 at Maine Medical Center. He was the husband of Holly D. (Sweetser) Hitchcock.

He was born in Portland, ME on March 7, 1955 a son of the late Webster Hitchcock and Patricia (Garland) Greene of Portland. He grew up in Portland attending local area school as well as Portland High School. He married Holly on April 20, 1985 and moved to Biddeford about two years ago.

Jeff was mostly employed as a driver for several different companies including Atlantic Transport, Fogg& Jordan and East Coast Marketing Group.

He was an on and off member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Portland; as well as a NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon fan.

Besides his wife Holly and his mother Patricia he is survived by his five children; Susan Knight and her husband Dennis of Kentucky, Kelly Mackneer and her husband Andrew of Pennsylvania, Jody Hemmings and her husband Greg of Gray, ME, Chrystal Hitchcock of Westbrook, ME and Jeffrey W. Hitchcock Jr. of Biddeford. He also leaves fifteen grandchildren as well as a half-brother Jimmy Hitchcock and his wife Kim of Standish.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. the Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave. Portland, ME.

Charlotte Elizabeth Corning Wright

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February 18, 1916 – October 04, 2013

 

A Memorial Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at 2:30 PM

on Friday, November 29, in the Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool, Maine 04006

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Union Church Hymnal Fund, in honor of Charlotte’s life-long interest in church music, including singing, liturgical dance and bell choirs. 

Alternatively you may honor her support of missions by contributing to the WAYS Haitian Mission Trips organized by her daughter, Nancy Shantia. 

Checks for either fund may be made payable to Union Church, Box 344, Biddeford Pool, Maine, 04006, with a memo for “Hymnal Fund” or “Haitian Mission.” 

 

 

Auburn-Charlotte Elizabeth Corning, daughter of a horse and buggy doctor, Peter Winslow Franklin Corning, and former postmistress, Nettie Beede Corning, grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Her father died tragically in a train accident when she was 3½, an event that changed her whole family – then three generations of women. They faced life with the staunch assertiveness and feisty clarity that was typical of New Englanders. That forging served her well as she became a ground-breaker in healing and wholeness in nursing.

 

A graduate of Bates College in 1938 Charlotte graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 1941 and married the love of her life, The Rev. M. Webb Wright, in 1942. Those first years Webb served the South Federated Church in Waterbury Connecticut; she worked as a Public Nurse in New Haven. Subsequently Webb served churches in Biddeford Maine, Fall River Massachusetts, and Woodbury, Connecticut. In each of those places Charlotte pursued her career in nursing.

 

Their family grew as daughter Anne was born in the Waterbury years in 1944 and Nancy in Maine in 1949. The family continued to grow through love, open hearts and homes – among those children-by-love were Linda, Susan and Peter Dean, Sammee Beverly Quong, Susie Ball, Suzanne and Raza Hassan, Norma Ellis, Gina Rhea, Coumba Sam, and most recently, her caregiver, Steve Rogers (just to name a few) – and literally dozens of well loved members of the church youth groups they led in each of Webb’s churches…. These wonderful sisters and brothers added new generations of loved and cherished members to the family circle.

 

Ever the educator, Charlotte Corning Wright, MSN, dove into nursing education in the Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing in Fall River, Massachusetts where she served as clinical instructor, then clinical coordinator and curriculum coordinator. It was in that time that she started to influence her peers to advance their educations in nursing, an activity that continued through her life. She was active in moving that nursing program into a college setting as consensus was building that nursing education belonged in academic institutions.

 

From Fall River the family moved to Woodbury Connecticut. Charlotte soon joined the faculty of the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing, where she eventually became director. While there she broke ground in many ways including accepting men and physically handicapped people into the program. In 1973 she completed the movement of that program into a local community college.

 

In 1974 Charlotte received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to educate nurses in Waterbury Connecticut Project ONE established ground-breaking education for Oncology Nurse Education in the care of people with cancer. The goal was for nurses to master an understanding of cancer diagnosis and treatment and psychosocial issues that would enable them to provide care to people with cancer supporting body, mind and spirit and the patient’s family. There were classes for doctors and chaplains as well. An innovative move led the program to offer training in cancer detection to hairdressers, bartenders and taxi drivers who daily hear people’s personal concerns. At the close of a three year program, due in part to nurses teaching people to look for cancer specialists, Waterbury had 6 oncologists and one of the hospitals in the city had developed a cancer center. Project ONE finished with the most successful students and the lowest budget of the 11 grants. During those years Charlotte also worked with a committee from Yale University Medical Center to help plan for the beginnings of the Hospice Movement in this country.

 

In his retirement Webb joined Charlotte in carrying the Project One concept to Portland Oregon where the State of Oregon hired her to offer this complex and holistic curriculum to their nurses for five years. While there, Webb and Charlotte traveled widely planting Hospices in rural communities in Oregon.

 

Charlotte and Webb loved to travel. The family spent every summer camping in many parts of the country. Anne and Nancy have many wonderful memories of stories Charlotte researched about the history and mythology of the places they visited; of the beauty of the United States; of many nights of singing around dozens of campfires and playing rousing games of ‘Go Fish’ and Canasta with family and peers.

 

Over the years Charlotte worked for the Heart Association and the Cancer Society in both paid and volunteer capacities. She also gave talks in the community on a variety of subjects. She saved all of that money she earned, and in 1966 arranged to buy a van to be delivered to us in Europe, and planned a 6 week camping adventure through Great Britain and parts of Europe.

 

As both Charlotte and Webb e retirement, they continued to travel abroad… Hawaii, New Zealand, Alaska, Mexico, the Holy Lands, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and many other parts of Canada. They brought back hundreds of slides and souvenirs and amazing memories. Charlotte’s theme song became “The Happy Wanderer.” Traveling and enjoying family became the foci of their lives. She loved all of her family – by birth and of the heart… she followed their lives and their loves and reveled in reports and photos of all they did and dreamed.

 

In later years Charlotte and Webb spent summers from May through October in their cottage on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes. There they welcomed their extended family, including many children and grandchildren of the heart and their family and friends. They enjoyed canoeing and waterskiing, swimming and sailing and treasuring the sunsets on the original Golden Pond.

 

After she lost her beloved Webb, age gradually wore away at Charlotte’s body and mind but she loved to ‘GO’ right until the end. And it was a wonderful challenge for family and friends to honor her enjoyment of seeing and eating and exploring places old and new.

 

In her dying as in her living Charlotte passed on, just as she wished. “She did it HER way.” We thank Schooner Estates and their employees for their caring and support for her in these last challenging years.

 

She is survived by her daughters and their families, Anne Wright, her husband Bob Lohaus and their family of the heart Coumba Sam and Rouky Diallo; Nancy Shantia and Jonathan Wright-Gray, and their children: Dana Gray and Nohawit Aklilu, Brianna and Bob O’Connell, and Michelle and Thianar Djigal. She is also remembered by well loved nieces, cousins, dear friends old and new, colleagues, and many “family of the heart.”

 

Dear Charlotte / Toots / Mom / Nana – you are loved, you loved, you accomplished wonderful things, and you will be missed!

 

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Elizabeth “Betsy” J. (Soule) Campbell

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Campbell Elizabeth 626Scarborough, ME – Elizabeth “Betsy” Josephine (Soule) Campbell, 68, of Gray died on Friday, October 11, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was born in Portland, ME on March 10, 1945 a daughter of the late Merton and Elizabeth J. (Blake) Soule. She graduated from Katherine McCalley High School, and then went on to obtain her radiology technician license from the United Hospital of Porchester, NY.

Betsy went on to work for the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plains, MA, the Leighey Clinic, Woman’s Community Health Center, Intermed and finally the Gray Shop & Save.

She was a great supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, which she would make quilts for as well as the PBS Public Auction, which she also donated items to. Betsy was also an advocate for all women’s rights.

She enjoyed quilting, gardening and cooking, however her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She also took comfort in the companionship of her Irish Setters and also breeding Siamese Cats.

She is survived by two sons Collin Scott Campbell of Coral Springs, FL and Charles Brian Campbell and his wife Lisa of Westbrook as well as her five grandchildren Danielle, Thomas, Benjamin, Chelsea and Bailey. She also leaves a sister Susan Shadley and her husband Gary of Ohio, and four brothers Merton Soule Jr. and his wife Debbie of West Baldwin, Daniel Soule and his wife Brenda of Yarmouth, Charles Soule of Cape Elizabeth and John Soule and his wife Sonya of Gray, a brother-in-law Paul Cunningham of Freeport and many loving nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Diane Cunningham.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff at Maine Medical Center SCU#3 and the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Also a special thank you to all her dear friends and family from Brian and Scott for all the out pouring of love and support through this difficult time.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth will be private.

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

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

In memory of Besty Campbell

11 Hunnewell Road

Scarborough, ME 04074

“Meme had a heart filled with love and a mind filled with wisdom. She was a kind, caring, forgiving and wonderful woman. She lived for her family and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Meme; you will be missed.”

~Chelsea Campbell

Earl S. Christensen Jr.

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Christensen EarlDanbury, CT – Earl S. Christensen Jr., 65, of Hollis Center, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Murielle (Rioux) Christensen.

He was born in Chicago, IL on February 19, 1948 a son of the late Earl S. and Virginia (Lexow) Christensen Sr. He grew up in Chicago, attending local area schools, and after High School he joined the US Navy. While stationed in Brunswick, ME he met his future wife Murielle.

While in the Navy he worked as an Aviation Electrician (E-6). After retiring from the Navy, he went to work for D & J’s Garage in Hollis Center.

Earl also crafted jewelry in his spare time, making earrings and rings. He also enjoyed his Mac Computer, he even worked for Apple for a short time. He loved his Chihuahua’s owning many over the years and even bred them for a while. Earl also enjoyed traveling, and owned a few timeshares. A few of his favorite destinations were Florida and New Hampshire. He was also a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and always supported his hometown of Chicago.

Besides his wife of 45 years, Murielle, he is survived by his son Erick Christensen and his wife Tammy of Westbrook, three grandchildren Ericka, Kayla and Meghan as well as his mother-in-law Yvette Rioux of Old Orchard Beach and his brother Lynn Christensen of Missouri.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Thurs, October 17, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. A memorial service, with military honors to follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilde Chapel.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Earl’s guestbook and to leaves condolences for the family.

Ruth B. (Henry) Morrill

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Morrill RuthPortland, ME – Ruth Bell (Henry) Morrill,formerly Ruth B. Ramsdell, 91, of Portland died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Manor. She was the wife of the late Clifford H. Ramsdell and the late Linwood Morrill.

Ruth was born in South Portland, ME on October 31, 1921 a daughter of the late Roy M. & Winnie (Curtis) Henry. She attended local area schools and graduated from South Portland High School. Following high school Ruth attended Husson University and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Ruth then went on to work for Maine Central Railroad for almost 30 years before going to work for the Minott Corp., where she spent 10 years and finally retired in 1986 from Maine Saving’s Bank after never missing a day of work.

She enjoyed bowling and playing golf as well as bridge; she and her friends even created a Bridge Club. She also loved her pets throughout the years. Ruth will be remembered as a hard worker and devoted Mom, doing whatever she could to provide for her family.

She is survived by her two sons Deane H. Ramsdell of Steilacoom, WA and Lee Ramsdell of Scarborough, ME. She also leaves her four grandchildren Nicholas, Samantha, Adrian and Zachary.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Elm Street Methodist Church, 168 Elm Street, South Portland, ME. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ruth’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association

Maine Chapter

383 US Route One, Suite 2C

Scarborough, ME 04074

Sharon I. (Ross) Collins

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Scarborough, ME – Sharon I. Collins, 60, of Biddeford lost her two year battle with cancer on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of Scott A. Collins.

She was born on October 10, 1952 a daughter of the late Lester G. & Helene Marie (Vernette) Ross. She worked in the deli department for Shaw’s Supermarket in both Biddeford and Saco. She also enjoyed tanning.

Besides her husband she is survived by her two sons Sean Ross and his wife Vickie and Gilman Ross. She also leaves her three sisters Bonnie Illian, Sandra Ross and Terrie Ross as well as many nieces and nephews including April Leeman and Deanna Dumbrocyo.

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 Sharon’s guestbook and send condolences to the family.