Robert Scott Hatch

Portland – Robert Scott Hatch, 74, of South Portland, died on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Susan J. Henderson. 

Scott was born in South Windham, ME on April 24, 1940, a son of the late William and Estella (Nichols) Hatch.  He grew up in Westbrook, attending local area schools and graduating from Westbrook High School. 

He spent many years doing electrical work. In his 50’s, he majored in computer programming at USM. Before retirement, he worked in the lawn and garden department at the Wal-Mart in Scarborough. 

In his younger years, Scott did stage lighting for community theatre and the Cumberland County Civic Center, he became a member of the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Union. Later, he volunteered on Knightville neighborhood development committees, with the Boy Scout of America and the Red Cross. He was an amateur HAM radio operator with the call sign KBIVYV. Scott enjoyed photography and reading science fiction. 

Scott loved his family deeply. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children Debra Johnston and her husband Wayne of Woodward, OK, Cindy Gale of Limington, Daniel Hatch and his life partner Stacie McClintock of Portland and Jennifer Hatch also of Portland.  He also leaves seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as his sister Pamela Hatt and her husband Leon of Harrington, ME, his sister-in-law Gayla Hatch of Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late William Hatch, who died in 2005. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford’s Street, Portland.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. 

Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland will be private.


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

Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center

23 Commerce Park


Ellsworth, ME 04605

Robert L. Utley

Scarborough – Robert L Utley, 61, of Portland, died on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  He was the husband of Geraldine M. (Whitney) Utley. 

He was born on January 15, 1953 in Baton Rouge, LA, a son of the late Herman M. & Margaret A. (Calder) Utley.  Robert went on to graduate from Portland High School and then obtained an Associate Degree in Business. 

He spent three years serving his country in the US Navy.  Robert spent most of his working career in the food industry, his last job being for Tim Horton’s in both Portland and South Portland. 

He enjoyed gardening as well as bird watching and was an avid animal lover.  His special friend, “Maddie” will miss her time with him.


Besides his wife, Robert is survived by his daughter Misty Dawn Hardilek and his grandson Jordan, both of Texas.  He also leaves his brother David Stuart Utley of Auburn, ME as well as many cousins and two aunts that will miss him deeply.  He was also the brother of the late James “Jimmy” Utley. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service, with Military Honors, and officiated by Rev. Philip Shearman, on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME. 


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

Sheila A. O’Connell

Freeport — Sheila Ann O’Connell, born March 5th, 1940, daughter of the late Jean (Miner) and Harold O’Connell passed away October 24 surrounded by her loving family.  She grew up in Springfield, Virginia where she graduated from Annandale High School.  She is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithica, New York, and earned her master’s in social work at the University of Connecticut.  She moved to Maine and began her practice specializing in group work at Community Counseling Center, followed by the Growth Exchange with Laurent Roy, LCSW, Southern Maine Counseling, Maine Counseling Associates and finally her home-based practice in Portland and then Freeport.  She extended her social work interests in being an advocate for the Shalom House in Portland, serving on their board and successfully lobbying for their continued funding.  

Besides being a student of various psychotherapies Sheila was intensely spiritual and psychic. 

Hers was a caring, compassionate, loyal, and fiercely independent spirit, challenging viewpoints and posing the deeper questions.  She had a lifelong love of government and public policy, reading voraciously, taking classes from Cornell to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  She loved children and took great joy volunteering in the South Portland school system where three grandchildren are enrolled.  

Sheila leaves behind her loving husband of 33 years, Pierre Shevenell.  She leaves three sons: Richard Patnaude, James Tierney and Andrew O’Connell-Shevenell and their wonderful spouses Rachel Trafican, Tammy Nason-Tierney and Courtney Shevenell.   She was adoring of and felt deep love for her five grandchildren who knew her as Zuzu: Jack, Frank, and Greta Tierney; Nina Jo and Wyatt James Patnaude.  She will be loved and remembered by these as well as her sister Jean Nader and brother Anthony O’Connell, sister-in-law Paula Shevenell, and her six nieces and nephews – John, Jennifer, Howard, Amy, Chris and Jennafer – who were all held close in her heart.

Sheila loved gardening and had the best ever flower gardens this year.  She cherished theater, good movies (of which she was an excellent critic), camping at Lamoine and Cobscook State Parks, Mount Desert Island, kayaking, painting, colors, and adventures.   She believed in and supported creativity in all she knew.  

There will be no funeral services.  There will be a celebration of her life and our love for her next August.  Please e-mail if you would like to participate.  Please do.  Your memories and messages will be welcome.  

In lieu of flowers, Sheila wished for people to support the great work of the Maine Center for Grieving Children. In gratitude for their unbelievable care, we would encourage folks to donate to and learn about Hospice of Southern Maine.




John Rumsey Barrows

FALMOUTH — John Rumsey Barrows, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, died at home with his family on September 26, following a brave struggle with cancer. He was kind, funny, intelligent, creative, thoughtful and generous. He was a graceful and natural man. 

John was born in Greenwich Village, NY in 1948 to Patricia (Lang) and John R Barrows, II. Most of his childhood was spent in Stony Point, NY. The home was filled with musicians, writers and intellectuals, while the neighbors were skilled in the natural world. He was able to catch brook trout by hand, and he could converse endlessly with anyone intuitive enough to keep up. He left home at the age of sixteen, and began his family at the age of twenty. He met his life partner, Sally, in Santa Fe, NM. They moved to Maine in 1973 with their two daughters. There, together with friends and family, they built a house in Falmouth that is still the family home.

Carpenter, sculptor, pattern maker, scale model builder, structural designer, and inventor, he joined Sally’s framing business in 2001, and transformed it into Galeyrie Maps and Custom Framers, building a digital map library, hand-coloring many maps. He was fearless when it came to anything made with his exquisite hands. He used them to help many family and friends.

Two primary passions were humor and food. He was an omnivore of both. From Booth to Gorey, it was hard to tell if he was being dark or funny, usually both, always delighting in paradox. Although his love of food was rooted in the garden, he also loved shopping at Micucci’s and Harbor Fish in Portland, and Sahadi’s in Brooklyn. Depending on what was fresh that day, you never knew what gift would be on your plate that night, only that it would be beautiful, delicious, and made from the heart. On the other hand, he wouldn’t turn down a Jordan’s hotdog at a ballgame, or a lemon ice from Court Pastry either, big grin included.

John is survived by his wife, Sarah “Sally” Galey Barrows, his daughters, Rose Knight Barrows of Aztec, NM & her son, Elijah, and Zoë (Mark) Pellegrino of Brooklyn, NY, & their children, Leila & Sebastian; his sister, Leslie (Phil) Aaholm; his nieces, Chelsea Agee, Liz Beal, Natalie & Alison Galey; and his nephews, Eric (Caroline Johnson) Aaholm, Sonny (Abbi) Beal; his malamute/border collie, Tuck; several grandnieces, grandnephews and siblings-in-law, legions of friends, and his AA community, so many of whom came forward to support the family during the ordeal of his illness.

A celebration of John’s life will take place at the Pellegrino homestead in Concord Township next May. Please contact Sally if you wish to attend.

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Lelia V. Batten

Lewiston- Lelia Violet Batten, 60, of Lewiston, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in her home. 

Lelia was born a daughter of the late Gerald Leroy and Oresta (Haines) Batten, on May 3, 1954 in Caribou, ME.    She attended local Caribou school, graduating from Caribou High School, and then went on to graduate from Faith School of Theology, in Charleston, ME.  

After School, Lelia went to work at Ames Department Store.  She then went on to take care of disabled people for several years until becoming disabled herself.  

Lelia was an active member of the Lewiston United Methodist Church.  In her free time, she enjoyed writing and calligraphy; she also loved her cats. 

She is survived by her identical twin Laura Shattack of Lewiston; two brothers, Rev. George Batten and his wife Patti of Fairmont, WV; and Timothy Batten and his wife Susan of Las Vegas, NV as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Service on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Lewiston United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St, Lewiston, ME. 

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


In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made in Lelia’s name to the Lewiston United Methodist Church.

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Carolyn (Striegel) Sautter

Portland, ME — Carolyn (Striegel) Sautter, 82, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at Cedars Nursing Care Center in Portland, Maine, her daughter, Karen, by her side.  Born in Greenfield on September 20, 1932 she was the only child of William and Frieda (Anderer) Striegel.  Carolyn was born with a congenital hip condition and diagnosed at the age of 3 she spent a great deal of her youth under the care of Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield.

Carolyn attended the Greenfield Public Schools and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950.  She was well known for her beautiful soprano singing voice and performed on WHAI, in choral groups and musical productions and in church choirs.  In her youth she worked at Carl’s Tea Room and the Greenfield Tap and Die.  She married her high school sweetheart, Richard N. Sautter, on March 30, 1953.  Carolyn lived in the Springfield area before returning to Greenfield in 1965.  She was a devoted mother and homemaker to her four children and returned to work after her youngest started school in 1974.  She worked at Greenfield Community College in the College Store and retired in the late 1990s.

She loved to swim and enjoyed being near the water whether it was Laurel Lake, Drakes Island Maine, the YMCA or her own backyard pool.  Fiercely proud of her German heritage a trip to Germany in 1978 with her mother, Frieda and her daughter, Karen was a highlight, finally visiting her mother’s village and meeting  her many aunts, uncles and cousins she had heard of all her life.  Carolyn was also an intensely proud grandmother, taking great joy in watching them grow and following their accomplishments and activities.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard of Westbrook, Maine.  She also leaves a daughter, Deborah Chown of Greenfield; daughter, Martha Sautter of South Portland, Maine; son, Mark Sautter and his wife Jody of Magnolia, Texas and daughter Karen Keefe and her husband, Alan of South Portland, Maine along with her six grandchildren, Kate Skorb and her husband Jonathan of Rochdale, MA, Alex Chown of Somerville, Meaghan Doyle of South Portland, Maine, Samantha Sautter of Magnolia Texas and Emily and Patrick Keefe of South Portland, Maine.


There will be a celebration of Carolyn’s life on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm in the Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College.  Memorial donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 519 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104 or to your local hospice organization.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent to

Erlon R. Pike

Auburn, ME – Erlon Randall Pike, 66 of Oxford, ME died on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House.  He was the husband of Lois A. (Wilkins) Pike.


He was born in Lewiston, ME on September 23, 1948 a son of the late Erlon A. Pike and Theva C. (Fickett) Pike of New York.  Erlon was a lifelong resident of Oxford.


He worked as the manager of Bear Paw Timber in Waterford for many years and also managed the Oxford Transfer Station until his retirement.  He enjoyed raising and working his oxen, in the woods and showing them at the fairs.  He also loved music and dancing on Saturday nights, he was always ready to stop and have a conversation with anyone.


Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his sister Sharon Seamon of Oxford, his four children James Pike and his wife Paula, Coleen Toothaker, Mildred Kenney and her husband David and Enid Cummings, as well as twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He also leaves his step mother Nellie Pike and six half brothers and sisters, Alvin, Gordon, Julie, Lorie, Faith and Trudy and his cousin Bion of Waterford.  He was also predeceased by his first wife Anita and his grandson Jared Toothaker.


Services will be held at a later date.


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


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

Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road

Auburn, ME 04210

Edward J. Cunion

Auburn, ME — Edward Joseph Cunion, 96, passed away at Schooner Estates in Auburn on Thursday September 25. He was born in Lewiston, ME December 1, 1917, son of Patrick and Mary Elizabeth (Jenkins) Cunion. He was educated at St. Joseph’s School and was a graduate of Lewiston High School. He married Rosemary Gagnon in Lewiston on August 29, 1953.

From 1937 through 1941 he was Caddy Master and Assistant Pro at Martindale Country Club in Auburn. He was also an Assistant Pro and Golf Shop Manager at the original Ponta Vedra Country Club in Ponta Vedra Beach, Florida. He was a Ryder Cup selection in the late 1930s, which was postponed because of World War II.

He served in the army from 1942-1946, as a member of the 639th automatic weapons battalion attached to the 99th Infantry Division in the European campaigns of World War II. He saw service in France, Belgium, and Germany and earned 3 Battle Stars. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and in the capture and securing of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. 

After his discharge from the service, Ed worked in California for Douglas Aircraft and later in construction with Pacific Electric and Gas. He also worked for Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Pratt-Whitney in Hartford, Connecticut. Ed finished his career at Paragon Glass Works in Lewiston, retiring in 1973.

Ed was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Tri-County Agency for the Blind and the Maine State Agency for the Blind during the 1980s. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Poland Spring Country Club, a lifetime member of the Lewiston Lodge of Elks, the American Legion and the Blinded Veteran’s Association.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his children Edward Jr. and his wife Sedienyane of Lakewood, CO, Mary Grove and her husband Todd of Cumberland, and Patrick and his wife Ellen of Durham; his grandsons Colin and Ethan Grove and Nathan and Caleb Cunion. Several nieces and nephews survive him.

His parents, his sisters Marguerite Tardiff and Christina Noel, and his brother William predeceased Ed.

Golf was his favorite pastime; Ed played until he was 87 years old. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, walking, gardening, listening to the Notre Dame Football team and the Boston Red Sox on the radio, and listening to Talking Books on tape.

He would like to thank Dr. Matuska and Dr. Raczynski for the excellent medical care they provided him for many years. His family would also like to thank the staff at Schooner Estates for the wonderful care and kindness they showed Ed and his family.

A memorial service will be held at Schooner Estates on Saturday November 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.








Walter H. “Harry” Nadeau

Scarborough, ME – Walter H. “Harry” Nadeau, 70, of Old Orchard Beach, died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  He was the beloved and cherished husband of Linda G. (Wyman) Nadeau.


He was born in Biddeford, ME on August 1, 1944 a son of the late Robert & Irene D. (Roy) Nadeau.  Harry grew up in Biddeford, attending local area schools and remained a southern Maine residence all of his life.   He married Linda on October 1, 1994.


Harry spent the last fourteen years working for the former Spencer Press, before retiring in 2006.  Prior to that, he spent seventeen years at the former Tannery on Saco Island as well as the former Nike Shoe, also on Saco Island.

Harry was a brother Mason at the Grand Lodge #215 of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  He will be remembered for his gourmet cooking and Linda will miss his flair for Cajun food.  He also enjoyed his motorcycles which he had been riding since he was 16 years old and gardening.  He loved working with leather and was the owner of Harry’s Custom Leather.  Harry also spent time camping and travelling to many beautiful and exiting places with his beloved wife. Harry enjoyed spending time with family and friends, including his friends at the Wolves Club in Sanford.


Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Harry W. Nadeau of Phoenixville, PA and his two grandsons Cheyne Abbot and Braedon Chase; both of Lake City, FL.  He also leaves a brother-in-law Donald Wyman Sr. and his wife Mary of South Portland, two sister-in-laws Harriet Harmon of Portland and Dorothy Thompson of North Carolina as well as several nieces and nephews, including Pam Fitzpatrick and Patti Freeman, both of Greenwald Springs, LA and Jason Fitzpatrick of Baton Rouge, LA and many other extended family.  Harry was preceded in death by his brother Maurice Arsenault, brother in law, Charles Wyman and sister in laws, Mary Fitzpatrick and Caroline Wyman.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM.  This Celebration will be held at the Orchard Lodge #215 located at 130 West Grand Avenue Old Orchard Beach, Maine. 


The deceased’s wife asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House because of their Compassionate and nurturing care of her beloved husband during his latest hours.  (Contact Information:  11 Hunnewell Road Scarborough, Maine 04074 (207)298-3640).  Condolences may be sent to his wife by mail.


Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired


And a cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around you


And whispered “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes I watched you suffer
And saw you fade away,
Although I loved you dearly,
I could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Your beautiful smile at rest.
Got broke my heart to prove,
He always takes the best.
It’s lonesome here without you.
I miss you so each day.
My life just isn’t the same
Ever since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely


And everything goes wrong,
I hear you gently whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.”
Each time I see your picture
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,
We’ll meet again someday.