Dennis S. “Dino” Paladino

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Dennis S. Paladino Obituary PhotoPortland – Dennis S. “Dino” Paladino, 55, of Waterford, passed away on Feb. 23, 2014 surrounded by his family. Dennis was born in Lewiston on Aug. 25, 1958, the son of the late Donald and Constance Paladino. He spent his younger years in Poland and attended Saint Joseph and Gray-New Gloucester School.

Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and had a passion for carpentry, gardening and bicycling. Dennis enjoyed life and above all spending time playing with all his toy cars and tractor collections with his grandson whom he cherished and loved.

Dennis was a successful man in all aspects of work and family. In his early years, Dennis volunteered as a member of the Poland Rescue and Fire Department. In 1985, Dennis began his 21-year career as a salesman in the automotive business, and recently in the last few years, he worked as a Business Manager for Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Company. Dennis had a passion for sales all his life and enjoyed meeting many great people and making friends along the way.

He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Michael, Donald Jr., and Johnny; survived by his loving wife, Joline Paladino, of 33 years, his son Jeremy Paladino, daughter in-law Erica Robinson and grandson Aiden; his daughter Theresa Bishop and son-in-law Calvin Bishop; his brother Gary Paladino and wife Pauline; his brother Andrew Paladino and wife Christine; his brother Ronald Paladino and wife Gretchen; his sister Donna Poirier and husband Bertrand; his sister in-law Kathy Paladino; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.Paladino Family

A remembrance celebration and potluck for friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Poland Town Hall, 1231 Maine Street, Poland, from 11am -3pm. The celebration will be open to all who would like to attend and share memories with his family.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service of Portland. A spring burial will be planned at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Dennis and Joline Paladino

May 15, 2014

Pizza and “Beer” Night

May 15, 2014


Come spend some time with the staff of Advantage Funeral Services and ask all the questions you always wanted to but never had the chance to about cremation, funerals, burials, or any funeral industry questions. 

If you’re looking for a sales pitch, there is no need to attend! 

We will be servive pizza and root beer!

Starts at 6 p.m.

Elks Lodge #1470

13 Elm Street

Sanford, ME

Please RSVP to (207) 899-4605 or email

Ethel E. (Groves) Bridges

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Bridges EthelOrem, Utah – Ethel E. (Groves) Bridges age 88 of Utah, formerly of South Portland, died Thursday February 13, 2014 in Orem, Utah. Ethel grew up in Topsham and went to Brunswick High School. She worked for Cudahy Meat Packing in Portland for many years. When the plant closed, she worked for Ames Department store and then Marshalls. She worked at Marshalls until she was 85 years old.   Ethel married John W. Bridges Sr. and they raised two children together in Portland and Scarborough. She enjoyed going to the Fairs. Ethel also enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s basketball games and trips to Montreal with her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband John, a daughter Frances, three brothers, Donald, Freeman, and Leonard Groves. Survivors include her son John Jr. and his wife Eloise, of Orem Utah, a sister Carolyn and her husband Don Myers, of Cumberland, god-son Donnie Myers, Jr. and wife of New Gloucester, a sister-in-law Diane Groves of Scarborough, several grandchildren of Utah, Maine, North Carolina, and New Hampshire, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10 to 11 A.M. with a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cape Elizabeth. Interment will be at a later date in the Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland, Maine.

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

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the

West Cumberland United Methodist Church

5 Upper Methodist Road

Cumberland, Maine 04021.

Mark D. Hough

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Hough MarkYarmouth- Mark Douglas Hough, 54, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 15th , 2014. He was born on June 17th, 1959 in Portland Maine to his parents Edward and Barbara Hough. Mark grew up on Town Landing Road in Falmouth, attending Falmouth schools, Tabor Academy and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1978 as an accomplished athlete in baseball, basketball, and football. He also attended SMVTI, NEWRI program. Mark maintained many close friendships from his young, adventurous years that resulted in a lifetime of stories and memories that are unforgettable to many. Mark had a deep love for the ocean, and spent much time working on the waterfront lobstering and clamming, as well as time spent with family and friends on his beloved vessel “Sea Story”.

Mark was very passionate about politics and the community, serving two terms on the Yarmouth Town Council, a member of the Harbor and Waterfront Committee, and the Cumberland County Budget Advisory Committee, serving as Chairman on all committees during his involvement. He was Co-Founder of the Royal River Fishing Tournament, Co-Director of the Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade, and Clam Festival Steering Committee member as well as a 15 year member of the Yarmouth Rotary Club where he was a two time recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship award. Mark was the co-owner of Hough & Company, building contractors, and Huffy’s Sandwich Shop.

Mark was the proud father of his two children, Hillary and Dillon, who viewed him as their beloved coach, mentor, storyteller, and friend.

He is survived by his children Hillary Hough and Dillon Hough, their mother Barbara Wheaton (his wife of 26 years), his mother, Barbara Masury, his sister Kathryn Hough Myhaver, and brother Jonathan Hough. He is predeceased by his brother Gregory Hough, and father Edward Hough, grandparents Reverend Howard and Margaret Hough, and grandmother Lillian Tubbs.

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 11:00am at the First Parish Church in Yarmouth Maine there will be a memorial service with reception to follow.

Please visit to sign Mark’s guest book and leave condolences to the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Yarmouth Rotary Club

P.O. Box 468

Yarmouth Maine, 04096


Larry M. Brown

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Brown LarrySanford, ME – Larry M. Brown, 53, of Sanford died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was the Fiancé of Heidi M. (Goodyear) Desveaux.

Larry was born in Kittery, ME on March 13, 1960 the son of the late Lawrence Carleton Brown and Marjorie (Barks) and her husband Dean Muckle of Camas, WA. Because his Dad was in the Air Force, Larry moved around a lot during his childhood, spending time in New Hampshire, Washington, Oregon, Africa and Spain before coming back to Sanford, ME where he graduated High School.

He obtained his HVAC license and then spent fifteen years installing furnaces for Dead River Oil before going to work as a driver for Blow Brothers, where he worked until becoming sick.

Larry enjoyed the outdoors immensely; he enjoyed hunting and boating and also played in several softball leagues, however fishing was his passion. Larry was an expert Bass fisherman, earning many trophies and accolades over the years.

Larry also was a huge movie lover and enjoyed just about any type of film; he was also a very social person and greatly enjoyed his monthly outings with his special group of friends.

Besides his Mother, step-father and his Fiancé, he is survived by his four children Brooke Brown of Windham, NH, Levi and Kaya Brown both of Sanford and Elijah Brown of Salem, MA. He also leaves two step children Marcus and Michael Desveaux both of Wells, ME and his Yorkie “Alvin”. He also leaves his sister Vickie Yvonne Adams of McMinnville, OR, a step sister Marie Schockey of El Paso, TX and a niece Jana Pursal of McMinnville, OR.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1 -4 p.m. at the Oak Street Bistro, 3 Oak Street, Alfred, ME.

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

Blye-Ann Dyer (Carson) Grondin

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Grondin Byle-AnnPortland- Blye-Ann Dyer (Carson) Grondin passed away on February 9th at the Barron Center in Portland where she had resided for the past 5 years.  She was born on March 9, 1933 to the late Ann Coyne and Arthur Carson II.  Blye-Ann grew up in the Gorham’s corner area of Portland. She was full of life and always on the go.

Blye could do anything that she set her mind to; she had her own dress shop and flower shop when her children were young.  She also loved to make Christmas candy and cakes to bring to the hospital.  She loved working at Dimillo’s in the coat check room and the ticket booth, she loved being around people and doing things for others.  She was always willing to help anyone in need in any way that she could.  One of her favorite pastimes was spending time with her family out on Casco Bay fishing on the Miss Katie.

Blye-Ann is predeceased by her parents Ann Coyne and Arthur Carson, her brother Scrapper Carson, her X-Husband Bill Sawyer, her son Michael Grondin and a very special cousin Betty Dombrowski who was like a sister to her.

She is survived by three children; Daniel Sawyer and his wife Lynn of Gorham, Katie Storer and her husband Kevin of Gray, and David Grondin and his wife Michele of Portland; seven Grandchildren

Dannietta Storer, David Joseph, Margaret Ann and Olivia Grondin, Kelly, Ryan and Kevin Sawyer; two Great-grandsons Dominic and Gabriel Glasgow; two sisters Lynda Carson and Christine Carson; and a very special niece Lee Peters who lived with and took care of Blye for 9 years. There are also many special cousins and relatives that Blye cared for deeply.

We would like to thank all of the care givers Blye had at the Barron Center with a special thank you to Kim and Whitney who always went above and beyond in caring for mom.

There will be a mass at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday February 15th at 10:00 AM with coffee and tea after in the church hall.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit to sign Blye-Ann’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Maine Heart Association, St Jude’s, or Me. Children’s Cancer Program.

Dorothea L. Baillargeon

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Dorothea L BaillargeonDorothea L Baillargeon, age 78, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at Gosnell Hospice House after a courageous battle with COPD. Dorothea was predeceased by her husband John L Baillargeon and daughter Andrea J Baillargeon. Dorothea is survived by her children: John Baillargeon of Brunswick, Mary Markrell (Richard) of Inverness, FL, Arthur Baillargeon (Suzanne) of Walpole, NH, Michael Baillargeon (Gail) of Murrells Inlet, SC, Mathew Baillargeon (Patricia) of Dunnellon, FL. Also by her grandchildren: Rebecca, Joseph, Ryan, John, Jeremy, Mathew, Jacob, Ally, Benjamin and Shawna and niece Dorothea Thompson of New Jersey.

Dot, as she was known to many was born in Portland and lived most of her life in this city. She attended Cathedral Grammar School where she was taught by the Sisters of Mercy. Dot believed that “every individual has the potential to be good”. She enjoyed “giving back” and by the age of twelve satisfied her desire to help her fellow man by starting her day making beds and delivering meals to residents of the St. Joseph Home for Aged Women (known to us today as St. Joseph’s Manor.) Dot completed her education at Portland High School where she pursued business courses. At the same time, she was being pursued by an admirer who eventually took her down the aisle to be his bride for 48 years!

Dot worked as a secretary for a local bank until she married and started her large family of six children, then worked nights as a key punch operator for many years. Later, Dot applied for and became administrative assistant to Bishop Proulx. This position allowed Dot to spread her wings” in many directions and “brought her dreams full circle.” It led to her being named to the position as Diocesan Direction of the Pontifical Mission Aid Societies. This was an historic appointment because at that time in the history of the Catholic Church there were only five women in the United States (three nuns and two married women) holding this position. She remained in this position for many years until she retired in 1990. It was then that a warmer climate beckoned Dot and her husband to move to Florida.

After Dot’s husband passed in 2002, she returned to her home city of Portland and resided at the Deering Pavilion, where she formed the Better Breathers’ Club. She saw a need among residents suffering with oxygen needs due to lung or pulmonary disease such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD. In the last year Dot reunited with her childhood friend, Phillip Christy and enjoyed many trips and special times together which she spoke of often.

Dot said, “When I go to bed at night” I like to think “my day has counted, and I look forward to waking up and doing it all over again. She was an unstoppable spirit, and we were very blessed to have had her in our midst!

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, from 1-2 p.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church, 72 Federal Street., Portland, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the church.

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

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to your local hospice.

Donald R. Ferland

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Ferland Donald 2Donald R. Ferland, 70, of Greene died peacefully February 3 at Hospice House after a courageous battle with lung disease. He was born in Mexico, Maine April 27, 1943, the youngest child of Albert and Alice (Drouin) Ferland.

He married his wife, Harriet I. Anderson in August 1966 and moved to Greene in 1970 to raise their family. He worked a variety of jobs throughout his life, including owning his own trucking company. He was also a member of the Greene Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years.

He leaves behind his daughter, Tina Hutchinson of Lewiston, and two sons, Michael of Greene and Donald J. of Lewiston, two grandchildren Kylie Ferland of Farmington and Seth Hutchinson of Lewiston, his sister Anita Richard and two brothers Al and David, several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife and his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Hillview Resource Center at 16 Hillside Lane in Lewiston from 1-3:30 pm

Please visit to sign Don’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

Peter A. Buxton

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Buxton PeterBATH — Peter Anson Buxton, 53, Passed peacefully Jan 29,2014 at The Hospice House of Auburn, from complications of the stroke he suffered following his heart surgery.

Peter was born in Augusta, Maine on June 7,1960 the son of Raymond L. Buxton Sr. and Elsie L. Bowler Buxton. He was one of 10 children.

Peter attended Edgecomb Eddy School .

Peter will be remembered for being a big man with a big heart who cherished his dogs. Especially Molly his faithful companion boxer who went to heaven to wait for him just 2 days before Peters passing. The stories he told and all the help he gave to every one never once turned anyone away for anything. The first to come at the call for help or visit a sick family member or friend .You couldn’t count the cars he fixed for family and friends as well as all the cars Pete bought sold and traded to help anyone who needed have a car. Pete worked for a time as a car sales man and Repo Man.

Peter is predeceased by both his parents Raymond L. Buxton Sr. and Elsie L. Buxton as well as sisters Juanita Weymouth, Donna Willis and Sue Buxton, and his many dogs

He is survived by Brothers Ted Weymouth his wife Pat of Monmouth, Raymond Buxton Jr and his wife Sandra of N.Y. Sisters Betty Gould her husband Robert of Madrid, Rita Buxton and partner Raymond Stuart of Pittston, Ray Mona Arft and partner David Young of Poland, Heidi Buxton of Richmond and Muriel Winchenbach of Bath.

A Favorite Uncle to several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is planned in the spring at Glenside Cemetery on Turkey Lane, Winthrop, ME

Darrin W. Pinette

Blue Hill- Darrin Wayne Pinette, 43, formerly of Southern Maine. Passed away unexpectedly January 25, 2014. Darrin’s happiness was his family and close friends. He enjoyed spending time with those close to him and making them laugh.

Darrin had a place in his heart for every animal he saw. His passion was cooking and had done so most of his life. he was currently employed by Marlintini’s in Blue Hill. Darrin always left a unique impression on everyone he met. He was most at peace with his toes in the sand somewhere along the beach. He loved to fish and loved being outside with his dogs.

Darrin was predeceased by his mom, Joyce. step father Don. Step sister Janie. Brother-in-law Billy, and Cousin Kevin. Darrin was not only a father to his two kids, but also had a very special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews, caring for them like they were his own. He will be remembered by his father and Stepmother, Dennis and Jane. Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Jerry.His Fiancé Nan. Children, Brittany, Courtney, and Zachary. Brother and Sisters, Dennis, Denise, and Deb. Step brothers and sisters, Cindy, Dennis, Jeff, Jimmy, Kathlene and Ricky. Darrin will also be remembered by many special friends that he considered family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Old Town Animal Orphanage at 71 Airport Road, Old Town, ME 04468