James E. Lombard Jr.

Biddeford, ME – James E. “Jim” Lombard Jr., 81, of Biddeford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.  He was the husband of Elizabeth Jane (Halasz) Lombard. 

Jim was born in Old Orchard Beach, ME on August 11, 1933, a son of the late James E. & Stella (Hayes) Lombard Sr. 

He was very proud of the businesses he built within the community, including The Dairy Barn in Saco, which is now Skippers, Five Points Auto in Biddeford and Ossipee Lake Campground.  His accomplishments also included Top Salesman at the Lee Auto Mall in Saco. 

Jim’s passion was owning and training several Harness Horses throughout his life.  He also enjoyed his frequent trips to Las Vegas.  He was also a member of St. Jeans and the Eagles Club. 

Besides his beloved wife of fifteen years Jane, he is survived by his children Kevin Lombard and his wife Sandy, Becky Bogdanovich and her husband Paul and Louis Waterhouse III and his wife Tara.  He also leaves his five grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Lombard and Lucy, Max and Caleb Bogdanovich, as well as a sister Ellen Couri and her husband Bob and several nieces and nephews.  Jim was also the brother of the late John Lombard and the husband of the late Roberta “Bert” Lombard. 

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


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

M. Esther (Gilpatric) Kowalczyk

Portland, M. Esther Gilpatric Kowalczyk , formerly of Westbrook died at Seaside Residential Care after a short illness with her family at her side. 

Esther,as she was called,was born November 8,1921,in East Waterboro,Maine to Dana and Alice Mabel Graffam Gilpatric. She just celebrated her 93rd   birthday.  She graduated as Salutatorian of the Class of 1940 Waterboro High School. While in high school Esther played on two championship basketball teams, winning Central York County League   girls’ basketball squad. 

After graduating high school, Esther and her sister Ferne,        worked at the Limerick Woolen Mill for several years.  It was during this time that she met Stanley Kowalczyk, a sailor on leave. They married in 1944 and moved to Washington, DC where Stanley was stationed. They would have celebrated their 47th wedding  anniversary when Stanley died on Valentine’s Day, 1991. 

They had one daughter,Mary Ann.Esther stayed at home while Mary Ann was younger. She was the kind of mother every child should have and the best grandmother and great grandmother every child dreams of. Nana put new meaning to       spoiling grandchildren.

Later Esther went to work at McLellan Store on Main St. Westbrook. She was assistant manager when she retired. After retirement,Esther and Stanley took up camping. They loved spending time at Sebago Lake in their camper.They planned their time at the lake so they would be there when     their grandchildren were. 

Esther was predeceased by her parents, her husband Stanley,          her sisters: Alice Munroe, Avis Fluent, Ferne Townsend, Mildred Gammon; her brothers: Howard Gilpatric, KennethGilpatric, and Roger Gilpatric. She was the only surviving member of her high school class. 

She is survived by daughter Mary Ann Libby and Bruce; her three granddaughters, Gabrielle Libby, Megan Libby, Carrie Sawyer and Stephen. Shealso leaves 3 great grandchildren,Cameron, Seth, and Cordelia Sawyer. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, 733 Main St. Westbrook ,Maine.Visitation with the family will take place at 12 noon. 

A private burial will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park in      Portland. 

Memorial donations may be made to:

First Baptist Church 

733 Main St.

Westbrook, Maine 04092


Esther’s family would like to thank the incredible staff on Wing 4 and the staff on Wing 1 at Seaside. The care, tenderness and love you showed will never be   forgotten.

Patricia M. (Lafrancois) Shappy


Old Orchard Beach, ME – Patricia M. (Lafrancois) Shappy, 81, of Old Orchard Beach and formerly of Rutland, VT, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home.  She was the wife of the late Irving Shappy, who died in 2005. 


She was born in Rutland, VT, on February 13, 1933, a daughter of the late Syvla & Hazel (Gonya) Lafrancois.  Patricia attended schools in Rutland and graduated from Rutland High School.   


Pat worked in the Rutland Public School system for 41 years before retiring.  She felt so blessed to work at her job for as long as she did, in fact she loved it so much she did it until she was 80 years old. 


She is survived by her two children, Craig Shappy and his wife Sonyea Oliver and Donna Shappy and her wife Margaret Miller, her two grandsons Alec and Zachariah Shappy and her granddaughter Chelsea Curtis. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 18 Lincoln Ave., Rutland, VT. 


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


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


Rutland County Humane Society


765 Stevens Road


Pittsford, VT 05763


Therma (Bowden) Douglas

Westbrook, ME — Therma Douglas, RN, age 96, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2014 at the Springbrook Facility in Westbrook, Maine.  She was born on March 1, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Ida Bowden.  She graduated from the Eastern Maine General Hospital in 1941.  She worked at the Boston Childrens’ Hospital, Castine Community Hospital, Files Nursing home and retired from the Osteopathic Hospital.  She was a wonderful and caring nurse and had many people who remembered her in later years because she had delivered their babies or had them as patients. 

She married Edwin Douglas in on 2/2/41 and they had 39 happy years together before he passed away in 1980.  

In her younger days, she loved to play golf, was an avid reader and at one point in time sold her cloth dolls called “calico cuties” at various craft fairs.  She was a past member of the Standish Senior Citizens and for several years was chairman of the annual rummage sale.  She attended the Standish Congregational Church in Standish for many years. 

Therma was an avid sports fan and loved all types of sports especially golf and football. 

She is survived by her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and James Pillsbury of Standish, Me., her grandsons, Andrew Pillsbury and wife Jona of Portland, Maine and Christopher Pillsbury of Buxton, Maine.  The loves of her life were her great grandchildren, Lea, Lewin, Ella, and Simon Pillsbury.  She was so proud of them. She is also survived by her brothers, Leland Bowden of Blue Hill, Maine and Eugene Bowden of Bucksport, Maine; brother-in-law Fred Thompson and wife, Pat, of Rockland, Maine and many nieces and nephews.  Also, her special friend, Jodi Kateon who showed such great kindness to her.  A special thanks to Carolyn, the CNA on the second floor at Springbrook, who was our angel during her stay there. 

A memorial service will be held at the Standish Congregational Church, 25 Oak Hill Road in Standish on November 29th at 11:00 a.m.  A graveside service will be held in Castine, Maine in the summer. 

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

 In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to:

The Standish Congregational Church

P.O. Box 68

Standish, Maine 04084.



Christine J. Bornales

Auburn, ME – Christine Jane Bornales, 41, of Auburn, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her home. 

She was born on Clark’s Air Force Base in the Philippines on April 19, 1973 a daughter of the late Gary Scott and M. Luisa Bornales of Lewiston.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of New England. 

Christine served in the US Army for a number of years as a dental specialist and later went to work as a dental hygienist.  A very artistic person, she enjoyed painting as well as gardening and the outdoors.  She was well loved and would give the shirt off her back; Christine was an inspiration to many. 

Besides her mother, Christine is survived by her son Vincent X. Gomez, her two brothers Gilbert and Christopher Bornales and her sister Judy Bornales.  She also leaves her dog Napoleon, whom she loved like a son. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Chapman Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.  A time of sharing, along with military honors will begin at 5 p.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to assist with Christine’s final expenses and can be sent care off:

Victor Gomes

8457 South Airstrip Road


Herford, AZ 85615

Pauline L. (Tremblay) Castonguay

Auburn, ME – Pauline L. (Tremblay) Castonguay, 78, of Lewiston, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family. 

She was born in Lewiston, ME on November 10, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Thomas & Alma (Landry) Tremblay and was the youngest sister of the late Theresa Verreault, Larry, Maurice and Rolande Tremblay.  Pauline attended Holy Family School.

She worked at Bird & Son, Supreme Slippers and DVE for many years before retiring and also volunteered at the Longley School Building.

She loved camping and making ceramics along with spending quality time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.

Pauline is survived by her companion, Robert Gilbert, her son Keith Castonguay Sr. and his wife Marie of Lewiston, her daughter Lisa Marcoux and her companion Augie Hahn of Manchester, NH, her grandson Keith Castonguay Jr. and his wife Kayla and their two children of Lewiston, her granddaughter Nicole Castonguay and her family of Bangor and her two cats.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine

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


Barbara J. Henry

Westbrook, ME — Barbara Joyce Henry passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Westbrook, surrounded–as she was throughout her life–by her family in a circle of love. 

Barbara was born on December 20, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.  Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Barbara moved with her three sons to Southern California in 1966.  She lived in California for 28 years, then moved to Westbrook, in 1994 to be near her grandchildren. 

Barbara relished the era she grew up in. She loved the 1940s; attending concerts and dancing to Glenn Miller and other Big Bands greats. An aficionado of all music, Barbara listened to everything from classical, to jazz to rock and loved it all. 

Barbara was a movie buff, enjoying the 40’s classics, film noir, and comedy, as well as her favorite TV programs: Mash and The Golden Girls. A voracious reader, Barbara passed her love of language on to her children.  She designed beautiful clothing, wrote prose and poetry and created countless pieces of folk art. 

One of Barbara’s lifelong passions was animal welfare. She took in many, many animals, providing a wonderful home for the dogs and cats she loved.  She also donated to numerous animal organizations, most notably Redwings Horse Sanctuary in California. 

Of all her accomplishments, it was as a mother and friend that was truly Barbara’s greatest. She was charming and extraordinarily fun, easy to laugh and possessed an adventurous spirit. Family was the foremost value in her life and she sought to create a strong family circle to the best of her gifts. 

Barbara is survived by her sons: Tim in Westbrook, Maine, Charles in Morro Bay, CA, and David Crellin in Seattle, WA, as well as by her daughter-in-laws, Tina Crellin and Colleen Carey, her grandchildren, Matthew, Sean, Jamie, Ryan and Aidan, and her sister, Shirley Dennis. 

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

In lieu of flowers, Barbara expressed the wish that donations be sent to:

Redwings Horse Sanctuary–www.redwingshorsesanctuary.com 

Please note in donation “In Memory of Barbara Henry”

David Philip Edelstein

North Berwick-David Philip Edelstein (66) died on November 13 at his home in North Berwick, Maine. Bedridden for many years with MS, David succumbed to a sudden onset of pneumonia.

David was born and raised in Nashua, the third child of Harold and Katharine Edelstein.  As a young man, David moved to Portsmouth where he eventually opened two businesses on Ceres Street: The Trunk Shop and a toy store called Little Dickens. He became an expert in antiques, particularly rare antique trunks, and his beautifully restored early American trunks were sought by collectors across the country.  In 1986, David married Annie Blanchard. Together they moved to North Berwick, where their daughter Molly was born in 1987. 

David was known for his intelligence, wit, curiosity and grand philosophical theories about the nature of life. He was a talented guitarist, a peace activist, and an iconoclast, continually questioning the accepted wisdom of the world. Mark Twain was his greatest hero and model, and David sometimes proved the equal of that model in his ironic assaults on pomposity and pretense.

Above all, he was a sweet, loving, and generous man, who will be deeply and forever missed by his family and his many friends. He is survived by his wife Annie Blanchard, his daughter Molly, his sisters Linda Morse and Eve Edelstein Williams, his brother Mark Edelstein, his niece Anne, and his nephews Ben and Noah.

A memorial service will be held Sunday November 16 at 12:30 at Temple Israel synagogue, 36 Olive Meadow Lane in Dover (formerly 516 Sixth Street). In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders.



Martha “Marti” Sautter

Scarborough, ME — Martha “Marti” Jane Sautter, 56, of South Portland, Maine, daughter of Richard Sautter of Westbrook, Maine and the late Carolyn, (Striegel) Sautter, passed away on November 11, 2014 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, her daughter, Meaghan Caroline Doyle and her sister, Karen L. Keefe, at her side.

She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 7, 1958 and moved to her parent’s hometown of Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1965.  Marti attended Greenfield schools and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1976.  She also attended Greenfield Community College.

Marti’s journey took her from waitressing on Cape Cod to working in the oil business in Houston, Texas.  She returned to her beloved New England in the late 1980’s eventually settling in the Portland area.  A twenty plus year resident of Maine, Marti was an Inside Sales Supervisor at IDEXX Laboratories for the past 18 years. 

Known for her brilliant and welcoming smile, Marti lit up any room she entered.  A truly beautiful person, both inside and out, she touched many lives with her outgoing and caring personality, sense of humor and zest for life.  She had a plethora of friends and acquaintances that she guided, supported and embraced through life’s trials and tribulations. 

A lover of the sea and the sun Marti could be found many a summer weekend at Portland’s beaches, often accompanied by her daughter, Meaghan.  For the past several years Marti and her family enjoyed a “beach house” vacation on Drakes Island, Maine, a favorite childhood vacation spot.  In the mornings, sitting on the front porch, sipping coffee and watching the beach buggies roll by; Marti would dash down to the beach with her own buggy, securing the family’s spot for the day.  The evenings were spent on that same spot on the porch, winding down from the day, enjoying conversation and laughter with her family during their traditional “happy hour”.

Marti cared deeply for her family, both immediate and extended.  They will sorely miss her laughter, caring and stellar organizational abilities for family events.   For the past 16 years, the love of her life was her 16 year old daughter, Meaghan Caroline Doyle.  Her smile, love and enthusiasm for Meaghan’s accomplishments, whether it was her first step or scoring a basket for the Girl’s South Portland High School Basketball team, were infectious and palpable.  Marti will always be an angel sitting on Meaghan’s shoulder, continuing her love and guidance through life. 

She was predeceased by her mother, Carolyn (Striegel) Sautter on October 13, 2014.  She leaves her daughter, Meaghan Doyle of South Portland, Maine;   father, Richard Sautter of Westbrook, Maine; sister, Deborah Chown of Greenfield, Massachusetts; brother, Mark and his wife Jody of Magnolia, Texas; and sister Karen Keefe and her husband Alan of South Portland, Maine.  She was a loving aunt to Kate Skorb and her husband Johnathan of Rochdale, MA ; Alex Chown of Somerville, MA; Samantha Sautter of Magnolia, Texas and Patrick and Emily Keefe of South Portland, Maine.   She also leaves her dear extended family of Al and June Keefe of South Portland, Maine and Jeff Keefe of Portland, Maine.  She will be greatly missed by her canine companion, Muffin.


To celebrate her life her family asks that you wear purple, have a glass of wine or a single malt scotch, or eat a strawberry shortcake.  A celebration of Marti’s life will be on November 22, 2014 from 3-5 pm at the McKernan Center at Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine.  Contributions to a fund for Meaghan can be directed to Karen L. Keefe #23101 c/o Evergreen Credit Union 799 Broadway South Portland, Maine 04106.  Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Martha’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

Cecile M. (Lamontagne) Nacri

Lewiston – Cecile M. (Jourdain) Nacri, 66, passed away peacefully Monday, November 10 2014 at the Hospice House in Auburn, with her loving family by her side.  She was the wife of the late Angelo Nacri who died in February of 1975. 

She was born in Lewiston, ME on October 19, 1948 the daughter of the late Roger and Jolene (Lamontagne) Jourdain.   Cecile was educated in Lewiston school. 

She is survived by her son Angelo and his wife Dawn of Lewiston, her daughter Joanne Dodson of Lewiston two sisters, Jackie Spear and her companion Doris Guenette of Bowdoinham and Doris Marquis and her husband Brad also of Bowdoinham, and a brother Daniel Jourdain and his wife Francis of Maine.  She also leaves two grandsons Anthony Nacri and Darren Dodson and two granddaughters Erika and Angela Jarardin as well as a great granddaughter Niomi and her aunt Georgette Gilbert of Lewiston.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapman Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.