Donald S. Beal

Portland – Donald S. Beal, 65, of Saco, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Pamela F. Beal née Pendleton.

Born on September 23, 1948 in Augusta, ME to the late Edmund & Blanche (Grindle) Beal, he spent the better part of his childhood in Saco and graduated from Thornton Academy in 1967.  In October of 1967, he married his best friend and high school sweetheart, Pamela.

Don worked for the State of Maine in the Department of Health and Human Services for twenty-eight years before retiring in 2008.  He grew up attending the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco, where he sang for twenty-five years with his wife, Pamela, accompanied by his mother on the organ.  

As a young adult, he and his wife became active in Community Theater, performing with the Portland Players, Portland Stage Company, Lyric Theatre and the Magic of Christmas. Together, they also began a summer theatre in Kennebunk, ME.

Don will be most remembered for his love of family, music and humor. His ability to make others laugh has endeared him to many and showed he did not take life or himself too seriously.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Besides his wife of 47 years, he is survived by his three children: Erika Dewitt and her husband Steve of Homosassa, FL; Stephanie Beal, a recent graduate of Boston University, of Saco; and Krystian Beal, currently studying at the University of Maine in Orono.  He also leaves two grandchildren, Kortney and Kai. He is also survived by his brother Rev. Dr. Richard Beal and his wife, Joan, of Norway, ME, as well as several nieces and nephews. Don was also the father of the late Andrew C. Beal, who passed away in 1984.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco, 60 School Street, Saco with a reception to follow at the church.

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

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

Donald Beal Memorial College Fund

c/o People’s Choice Credit Union

23 Industrial Park Road

Saco, ME 04072

Michael A. Green

Saco – Michael A. Green, 55, of Saco passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.  He was the husband of Kelly A. (Larson) Green.

Mike was born in Waterville, ME on October 30, 1958 a son of the late Floyd Welch and Lucy Green.

Besides his wife Kelly, he leaves behind his two daughters Sarah Green and Jessica Crosby, his son Michael Green, granddaughters Gabriella, Alyssa and Anastasia, his sister Shirley Nappi and her family and his best friend (his dog) “Runt”.

Michael lived his life as a master of his trade, a carpet installer; he also enjoyed vacationing with his family and spending quality time with his grandchildren.  He was a very hard worker and a dedicated grampa, husband and father. He will be truly missed by many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the American Legion, 17 Dunn Street, Westbrook, ME.

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

 

May 4, 2014

Information Seminar

May 4, 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.

An Elder Care Lawyer will also be on hand to answer legal questions.

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

We will be serving light refrements

Starts at 4 p.m.

The United Methodist Church of Auburn

439 Park Ave.

Auburn, ME 04210

Please RSVP to (207) 899-4605 or email kerry.kilcline@sci-us.com

July 12, 2014

Family Barbeque Seminar

July 12 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!

Come for information and food, bring the whole family and meet our family!

Starts at 3 p.m. until sunsett

Fort Williams

Cape Elizabeth, ME

Please RSVP to (207) 899-4605 or email kerry.kilcline@sci-us.com

June 5, 2014

Trolley Museum Seminar

June 5, 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!

After the seminar please join us for a free ride on the trolley!

Starts at 12 p.m.

Trolley Museum

195 Log Cabin Road

Kennebunkport, ME

Please RSVP to (207) 899-4605 or email kerry.kilcline@sci-us.com

Jeffrey A. Marsh

Scarborough, ME — Jeffrey A. Marsh, 50, of Falmouth died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Gosnell Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on March 20, 1964 in Portland, ME a son of Robert D. & Patricia A. (Brouillard) Marsh Jr.  Jeff grew up in Falmouth, attending local schools and graduating from Falmouth High School in 1982.  He was employed as an automotive painter both for Portland Collision before being forced to retire due to illness.

Jeff’s favorite place to be was at the family camp in Milton, NH. He especially loved getting out on Townhouse Pond early in the morning where he could be found fishing.  He always kept records of the kind of fish he caught and the length and weight.  He was always ready for a game of croquet or scrabble with his nephews.  The results of his flower gardening was deeply appreciated by the family.  He was always on the lookout for new plants to set out.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Kathy Prewitt and her husband Clay of York, ME.  He also leaves three nephews, Klye, Michael and Matthew Prewitt of York and a niece Danielle (Marsh) Bubar and her husband Michael of Parsonsfield.  He also leaves his sister in law Carla Marsh of E Baldwin.  He was predeceased by his brother, Robert.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Milton, 7 Steeple Street, Milton, NH.  A Celebration of  life is being planned for late spring.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeffrey’s name can be made to:

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road

Scarborough, ME 04074

Hilda Rose (Trynor) Brown

Westbrook, ME – Hilda Rose (Trynor) Brown, 59, of Westbrook died on April 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by love.  She was the wife of Timothy Brown.

Hilda was born on September 28, 1954 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Edward & Hilda (Freil) Trynor.  She was raised in Portland, attending local area schools.

The most important thing in Hilda’s life was her family; she lived and breathed for them and she considered them the light of her life.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children Lynn, Kirk, Majiq and Heather; her grandchildren Jasmyn, Alec, Kyle, Izabella and Christopher and her great granddaughter Autumn.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12 – 4 p.m. at her home, 142 Cumberland Street, Westbrook.

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

 

Beatrice G. (Gervais) Gousse

Lewiston-Beatrice G. Gousse, 92, of Lisbon, passed away on April 9th, 2014 at St. Mary’s D’youville Pavilion in Lewiston. Beatrice was born the daughter of the late Joseph Emile and Marie (Parent) Gervais, on April 12th, 1921 in Canada.

Beatrice went to local Lewiston schools. After she married Roland Gousse they moved to Connecticut where they lived for many years. They returned to Maine after they retired. Beatrice was a member of Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls. She loved to spend her time gardening and reading.

Beatrice is survived by her two children, Paulette Doull and her husband James, of California; Paul Gousse and his significant other Nancy Dumond, of Connecticut; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry of Lewiston; Raymond of Montana; a longtime friend, Hervey Gravel of Harpswell and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by, her Husband Roland a grandchild, Michael; three brothers, Joe, Lucien, and Robert; and two sisters, Irene and Priscilla.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt Vernon Rd, Augusta, ME 04330.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral& Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to leave condolences for the family.

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

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice

236 Stetson Rd

Auburn, ME 04210

Charles H. DeGroot

West Paris, ME – Charles Henry DeGroot, 85, of Oquossoc, Maine died Monday, April 7th, 2014 at Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris, Maine.

He was the only child born to the late Charles and Susan (Murray) DeGroot on December 21, 1928 in Summit, New Jersey. He was a 1946 graduate of Summit High School. He met Noreen Smith while they were working together in a grocery store. They married on August 15, 1953 and were lucky enough to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary last year.

They settled in Summit and raised five children there. He served in the New Jersey Army Reserves in the 1950’s. He was proud to have been a firefighter for 26 years with the Summit Fire Department before retiring in 1979 and moving to Topsham, Maine. There, he opened Red Schoolhouse Antiques where he restored many beautiful pieces of furniture before closing the shop in 2000. In 2002, he and Noreen moved full time to their camp on Rangeley Lake that they built in the 1960’s. 

The camp in Rangeley was his favorite place on Earth. His family shared his love of the camp and have many happy memories of boating and fishing in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter and many competitive games of International Rummy. He was an unwavering fan of the Green Bay Packers and spent many hours yelling at the television while watching them. He could also tell you the year and model of any antique car. While he was still a firefighter, he helped restore the department’s 1927 antique fire truck and he drove it in parades all over New Jersey. He could repair almost anything that was broken and build anything that he needed. He always owned a dog and, in later years, discovered he loved cats too. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Oquossoc. 

He is survived by his loving wife Noreen, son Robert DeGroot and his wife Joyce of Eagle River, Alaska, son Richard DeGroot and his wife Teresa of Coatesville, PA, daughter Patricia Shaw and her husband Ron of Naples, Maine, son Joshua DeGroot of Wiscasset, Maine and daughter Katrina DeGroot and her husband Tim McMahon of Portland, Maine. He is also survived by nine grandchildren-Rebecca, Heather, Emily, Christopher, Sarah, Molly, Andrew, Grace and Declan and one great grandson Evan. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date and interment will be at St. Teresa’s Cemetery in Summit, New Jersey. 

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

 

Alice E. (Carey) Wotton

Westbrook, ME – Alice Emily (Carey) Wotton, 74, of Westbrook died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Springbrook Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Dale L. Wotton, who died in 1989 and the longtime companion of Avon W. Wilcox of Westbrook.

 

She was born on January 11, 1940 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late William H. & Emily (Bouthalette) Carey.  She grew up in Portland, attending local area schools.  She married Dale as a teenager and was married to him for over 30 years before he died.

 

Alice enjoyed cooking, especially for family during the holidays; Her Corn Chowder will be especially missed.  She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and word searches as well as Soap Operas and game shows.

 

Besides her companion Avon, she is survived by her five children, Brenda Wotton of Portland, Cynthia Wotton of Westbrook, Stephen Wotton of Portland, Avon Wotton of Portland and Evelyn Wotton of Westbrook as well as her nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She also leaves four brothers, William “Billy” Carey of Portland, Wallace Carey of Westbrook, David Bouthalette of Biddeford and Richard “Dickie” Carey of New Hampshire.  Alice was also the mother of the late Raymond Wotton and two infants she lost during child birth.  Also, she was the grandmother of the late Chris Pierce and sister of the late Edward “Eddie” Carey.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon at Forest City Cemetery, 262 Lincoln St. South Portland.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations her help the family with her final expenses can be sent care of:

Advantage Funeral Services

981 Forest Ave.

Portland, ME 04103