Helen E. (Pingree) Sellers

Scarborough- Helen Elizabeth Sellers, 85, of South Portland, passed away on January 20, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. 

Helen was born in Winthrop, ME, on May 15, 1929, a daughter of the late Arthur Edward and Helen Mary (Flanders) Pingree.  Helen graduated from Portland High School in 1947.

She worked at the Salvation Army for 33 years.  Helen enjoyed reading and playing games.  She was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, and she was a season ticket holder to the Maine Mariners. 

Surviving Helen are her two children; Bruce Sellers, and his wife Jennifer and Catherine Shaw and her husband David; her four grandchildren Matthew, Jesse, Patrick and Jade; her brother Roger Pingree, of FL; her two sisters, Sarah Libby and Jane Johnson, both of Scarborough; and many nieces and nephews.  Helen is predeceased by her husband Roland J. “Sully” Sellers. 

A graveside service will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland on April 24, 2015 at 12 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Helens name to a charity of your choice.

John B. Tempesta

Lewiston, ME – John B. Tempesta Jr., 71, of Athens, ME passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 21, 2015 after a long illness at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion.

John was born on July 17, 1943 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late John B. & Marie (Bosse’) Tempesta Sr.

He was a member of the US Air Force working in the medical field while serving.

John is survived by his significant other Katie Corcoran and his step daughter Mackenzie.  He also leaves a brother Paul Tempesta, a sister Suzanne Tempesta as well as two nieces Samantha Wilkerson and her three children and Ashley Nickerson.


Per John’s wishes there will be no services.

Arlie M. Dash

South Paris – Arlie M. Dash, 82, of Naples and formerly of Beverly, MA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Maine Veterans Home due to late stage Alzheimer’s disease.  He was the husband of Mary C. (Hull) Dash. 

He was born in Salem, MA on Nov. 9, 1932 a son of the late William & Elizabeth (MacMillan) Dash.  He attended local schools, graduating with honors and athletic achievements from Salem High School.

Arlie enlisted in the US Coast Guard following his graduation and served his country for twenty three years, retiring in 1973 at a Master Chief Petty Officer, the highest rank for a non-commissioned officer. After being retired for three months, the mighty blue sea beckoned him to ride her waves again; he joined the Merchant Marines and sailed on the US Vincent for the next fifteen years. 

A quiet man, Arlie enjoyed simple things, he built, with his own hands, his entire home from the ground up; he also enjoyed his flower gardens as well as photography, belonging to the Portland Maine Photography Club.  He spent over forty years breeding Irish Setters.  “McDerry”, his kennel, was an asset in the various American Kennel Clubs. Arlie won quite a bit of awards in show over the years as well as holding many different chairs in various clubs.  His greatest pleasure, however, was the time he spent with his family. 

Besides his wife of sixty two years, he is survived by his four children Susan Humphrey of Naples, Deborah Lavery of Standish, Laurie Dash of Naples and Glenn Dash of Old Orchard Beach, nine grandchildren and one great grandson.  He also leaves two brothers William Dash and his wife Jeanette of Danvers, MA and Douglas Dash of Salem, MA, and a sister Elaine Reardon and her husband Charles of Salem, MA, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco, ME from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

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

Alzheimer’s Association

383 US Route One

Suite 2C 

Scarborough, ME 04074

Dorothy A. (McTernan) Finley

Dorothy Ann Finley passed away peacefully  on January 20th  at Windward Gardens, Camden Me.  She was born on December 13, 1918 in Norwood, Ma.  ,  one of five children to the late Leo and Julia (Curran) McTernan.  She grew up in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School

On November 20th, 1941  she married Thomas Francis Finley.  They were married for 64 years until his death in 2005. The Finleys raised 5 children.

Mrs. Finley was a homemaker while her children were growing up and is remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. After moving from Norwood in the late 1950s the family lived in Cherry Hill NJ and Chevy Chase Md.  She always looked forward to spending her summers at “Sans Souci”, the family summer home on Peaks Island, Maine.  She and the family moved there permanently in  the 1970s – she loved living on the island and loved all the island people.

Dorothy loved to travel and she and her husband made many trips to Ireland.  While in Ireland they stayed with Tom’s cousins Judy and Shawn Fennelly. She also enjoyed going on vacations to Florida  and North Conway NH with her family.  She loved to read, watch the Red Sox and Patriots, however her greatest pleasure was just spending time with her family.  The family home on Peaks Island became  the gathering place for family and friends over the many years she lived there. 

Besides her husband Tom, Dorothy was predeceased by her parents,  her sister Marion Buckley, brothers Francis McTernan, Leo McTernan, Charles McTernan and her grandson Derek Finley.   

She is survived by her five children Thomas Finley and his wife Joyce of San Diego, Ca., Brian Finley of Rockland, Me., Gary Finley and his wife Maureen of Kittery, Me., Rober Finley and his wife Tina of Standish, Me., and Dorothy Crane and her husband George of Brockton, Ma.; also 10 grandchildren ,16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank the residents and staff of the Park Danforth for making Dorothy’s final years so enjoyable. 

At the request of the family, all funeral arrangements and burial 


will be private.  A  Mass of Christian Burial well be celebrated at a later date.  Those who knew Dorothy, please remember her with a smile – she had a long and  lovely life.

Herbert C. Perkins

Auburn ME- Herbert C Perkins, 86 of Bolster Heights passed away on December 10, 2014.  Herbert was born in Concord MA, the son of the late Herbert Stearne Perkins and Blanch (Peary) Perkins. He was also predeceased by his wife Muriel Perkins of Portland, ME.

He enjoyed carving wood and painting; he was also a music lover and an avid dancer.

Herbert is survived by his longtime partner, Betty V. Retus of Gray. He also leaves his extended family of Betty Ann Retus of New Gloucester and her daughter Kimberly M Retus of Naples and Mary Ann (Retus) Day and her Husband Stephen and their children of Gray.

Services will be private.




Ellen B. Stanley

Portland ME- Ellen B. Stanley, 71 passed away on January 17, 2015 at her home. She was born to Alexander H Stanley and his wife Margaret L (Sullivan) Stanley in Boston MA.  Ellen spent her entire school career in Portland ME, graduating from Deering High School. 

After graduating from high school she went to work for the city as a nurse’s aide in the Portland City Hospital, which is now known as The Barron Center on Brighton Ave.  After over forty years of service she was recognized as being one of the cities longest employees. 

Although she was a private person Ellen loved her cats greatly and was an avid supporter of the local Westbrook Animal Refuge League. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and had many friends with in the North Field Green Community. 

Ellen leaves behind her loving sisters; Susan (Stanley) Small of Portland, Jane (Stanley) MacDonald and her husband James of Sebago. Her nephews, whom she loved dearly, Christopher James Small and Jeffrey Michael Small and his partner Angela Valarini, as well as, one Grand Niece Ava Small. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., followed by her interment at Evergreen Cemetery.  Following the service the family would like to invite everyone back to North Field Green at 151 Allen Ave Portland to share memories and refreshments. 

In Lieu of flowers or memorial donations please make donations to:

Westbrook Animal Refuge League

449 Stoudwater Street


Westbrook ME 04092

Georgette M. (Lemay) Brushwein

Auburn, ME — Georgette M (Lemay) Brushwein, 91, of Westbrook died peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015 at The Hospice House in Auburn with her children by her side.  

“Georgie” was born on January 31, 1923 in Lewiston, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Evangeline (Bazinet) Lemay.  She is survived by her son Jeffrey and his wife Jolene Walker of Lehigh Acres, Florida and her daughter Rae and husband Douglas Rodgers of Lewiston, as well as her sisters Roland Clark of CT, Rita Brushwein of Lewiston, Lorraine Reed of FL and brother Frederick (Bucky) of TX.  She was predeceased by her sister Dora Girard and brothers Richard and Robert.   

Georgie was a fixture in the Assessor’s office in Westbrook City Hall until her retirement in 1988.  After retiring she spent her winters down south where she loved to golf, play Bingo and go out with her friends.  She will be missed by many people both in Maine and Florida. 

A memorial service will be held at the Gathering Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. The interment ceremony will be held in June at the Gracelawn Memorial Park. 

Donations in Georgie’s memory may be made to:

The Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road


Auburn, ME 04210   

Esther B. (McFadden) Adams

Auburn ME- Esther M Adams of Auburn passed away from a long illness Friday January 16, 2015 at the Hospice Center in Auburn after residing at the Marshwood Living Center in Lewiston.  She was 90 years old born on June 20, 1924; she was a lifelong resident of Auburn.  After marrying Kenneth N Adams of Auburn they lived on Sunset Ave and later moved to Adams Ave.  She was a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Company early in her career; she also worked for CMMC and Bates College. 

Esther dressed like a movie star and was very attractive and had to have her hair done weekly by her long time hairdresser Lynn.  She and her husband used to love to entertain with their parties on Saturday evenings and to dine out with her many friends. She loved to travel to Florida in the winter where she worked in Pompano Beach at the Hillsboro Club and visited her parents in Hollywood Florida.


She loved her cat Missy and they were constant companions for each other. While she was in Florida she looked forward to visits with her grandson Kenneth; they loved going out to eat and enjoy a good lobster by the ocean and enjoyed spending time at the beach and basking in the sunshine.

She is survived by her three children; Gary of Auburn, Mary Ellen of Lewiston and Bruce of Poland Springs Maine, her three grandchildren Kenneth, Amy and Tobie, daughter-in-laws Pamela W Adams, Judith Adams and son-in-law Guy Lavalliere. She also leaves one sister Betty Bibber of Brunswick Maine.  She was predeceased by her Parents Alton and Mae McFadden of Auburn and her husband Kenneth. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at The United Methodist Church on 439 Park Ave Auburn. Service will be at 1pm. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Helen P. (Ryan) Bennett

Portland, ME — Helen Patricia (Ryan) Bennett, a longtime resident of Naples, ME, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Seaside Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Jerald James Bennett. 

Helen was born in Berlin, NH a daughter of the late Simon Francis and Helen (Woods) Ryan, due to death of her natural parents in early childhood, raised by the beloved late Albert J. & Anna T Ryan of Hingham, MA.

Helen summered in Maine, working as a Governess, while achieving formal training through the Cadet Nurse Corps program. After which she worked as a Nurse, before moving to Maine, marrying and raising children.

She is survived by her children Bonnie LaChance of Westbrook, ME, Jerry Bennett of Westbrook, ME, Julie Hutchinson of Bridgton, ME, Daniel Bennett, Patrick Bennett, Diane Hutchinson of Bridgton, ME, Elizabeth Robertson of Saco, ME and Kathleen Bennett of Gray, ME as well as ten grandchildren.  She also leaves her siblings, Albert J. Ryan Jr., of Hingham, MA, Daniel P. Ryan of Hingham, MA, Francis R. Ryan of Georgia and Gerard A. Ryan of Randolph, MA.  She was also the mother of the late Robert and John Bennett and sister of the late Bruce Ryan, Mary Ryan Ferullo, John Phillip Ryan, and Ann Therese Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St Joseph’s Church, Portland, ME, followed by private burial at the Edes Falls Cemetery, Naples.





Jeanie D. (Karkos) Warren

LISBON FALLS — Jeanie D. (Karkos) Warren, 71, of Lisbon Falls peacefully passed away in her home on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  She was born in Decatur, Illinois on May 26, 1943 a daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy (Norman) Karkos.  

When she was a little girl, the family relocated to Maine in 1945 where she grew up on Davis St. in Lisbon Falls.  She attended local schools and was a graduate of Lisbon High School.  

In 1961 she married Leon Warren.  They had three boys and Jeanie spent most of her time as a homemaker tending to the family and raising the boys.  

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking and was a certified HAM operator.  She also loved the holiday season.  Jeanie and her high school friends still remained active in a group they had known as the Class of 1961.  

She is survived by her three sons; Paul, Harold and George and his significant other Cheryl Jellison all of Lisbon Falls, a sister Sandra Judd of Lisbon, two grandchildren Ashley Jellison and Stephanie Frechette and a great-grandson Jacob Leon Frechette.  She was predeceased by her former spouse, Leon Warren, her Mother Dorothy Karkos and her Aunt Rita.  

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.