Edward G. Burlock

Gray- Edward Gary Burlock 53, died on February 24, after a brief illness.  Born on December 13, 1961, the son of the late Loretta Curit and Gary Burlock.  He attended Portland High School and had a passion for working on boat canvas.

 Eddie was the owner and operator of Sea Shore Canvas for the past several years.  He had a love for the Oxford Casino, where he was lucky on many occasions.  Eddie was also was an avid dart player, where he made many memories with his closest childhood friends.  His favorite time of year was hanging his Christmas lights and the Trans Siberian Orchestra and providing a Christmas that his kids and grandkids would never forget. His favorite part of life was with his family. Although he was a very stubborn man, he was a very romantic husband, and a great father and Papa.

Eddie is survived by his wife Dina of 23 years, three daughters, Maria, Amanda and Ashley and son Joshua, grandchildren Haley, Madison, Tessah, Jermare, Justice, Lila and Lily.  He is also survived by his brother Scot Curit and wife Patricia of South Portland, Wayne Burlock of Portland, sister Julie Grover of Portland, Wendy and Todd Dubuc of South Portland, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dina would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to the CICU unit at MMC for their huge efforts, as well as her friends, family and coworkers for their loving support. 

The family will have a Celebration of life this Sunday March 1, 2015 from 12-4 pm at the Westbrook Eagles on Saco Street in Westbrook and would like to extend this invitation to all of Eddies  family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Eddie’s great niece who has cerebral palsy, “The Shayla Fund”, c/o Toni Terrano  1251 Pequawket Trail, Steep Falls Maine 04085.

Louise Helen Ashton

Sanford – Louise Helen (Moulton) Ashton, age 80, of Acton, died peacefully Feb. 16, 2015 at the Pavilion in Sanford.

 

Louise was born a daughter of the late Carl & Delia (Martell) Moulton on Aug. 31, 1934, Limerick, ME.She attended local schools, met and married Maurice Ashton of Maplewood, ME, raised two daughters in Acton.

 

Louise was proud to be Maurice’s carpenter helper and a homemaker.They enjoyed dancing, gardening, bird watching, living in FL near Maurice’s family (and her favorite place, Disney World) for several years before moving back to Acton.Louise was very compassionate about serving her family, friends and many others by sending greeting cards, baking and visiting.Her passions were lively music to dance by, soothing romantic music and Talk Radio.Through the numerous tragedies in life, her faith in God sustained her.

 

Louise was predeceased by her husband, parents, three brothers; Ernest, Richard & Robert Moulton; one sister, Ruth Dumont Lessard.She is survived by two daughters; Susan & husband Mark Hurd of Acton and Brenda & husband Jim Freniere of Danbury, NH; one sister, Amanda Noble of Sanford; two grandchildren, Jason Hurd of Falmouth, ME and Barbara Hurd of Seaside, OR; her dear cousin Charlotte Henderson of Washington, ME, and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at the SMHC/Pavilion in Sanford, ME and Joy Gilkey for the devoted, loving care they gave Louise.They would also like to thank Life Choice Hospice for their compassionate care.

 

A celebration of life and graveside service will be announced and held later in the Spring at Highland Cemetery, Limerick, ME.

Evelyn (Mckenzie) Irish

Auburn, ME – Evelyn Irish, 90, of Bancroft died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Auburn Hospice House.  She was the wife of the late Donald Irish. 

Evelyn was born in Kingman, ME on April 19, 1924 a daughter of the late Duncan and Alice (Reed) McKenzie. 

She was employed for both Hillcrest Poultry and Supreme Slipper, was an active member of the Wytopitlock Baptist Church and enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. 

She is survived by her son John Irish of Wytopitlock, ME and her three daughters, Beverly Irish of Lewiston, Donna Bailey and her husband Paul Bailey of Bancroft and Kay Worster of Kingman, ME.  She also leaves 10 grandchildren as well as many great grandchildren.  She was also the Mother of the late Ethel Tornberg and Jeanette Chase and as the sister of the late Mary Quimby. 

Services will be held in the spring in Wytopitlock.

 

 

 

 

Gerard W. Smith

PORTLAND, ME – Gerard W. Smith, 81, passed away peacefully on February 21 in Scarborough, ME after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in New Canaan, Connecticut on March 31, 1933, the oldest of 6 sons born to Alice and Gerard Smith.

Gerry married his wife, Patricia Mohun, in 1955, and they remained happily married for nearly 60 years. They began their married life in New Canaan, where they had 6 children. After serving in the US Marine Corps, he worked as a Wall Street stockbroker. In 1972, they moved to Goshen, CT where he opened The Trail, a hunting and fishing store that allowed him to embrace his passion for the outdoors. Following his time as a small business owner, he followed another dream, purchasing land in Cornwall, CT where he turned to raising sheep.

Gerry and Pat generously opened their home, first to Javier Rivera, a participant in the Fresh Air Fund. Javier spent his first summer with the Smiths in 1971, and has been a son and brother ever since. In 1982, the family was forever changed upon the death of Gerry’s beloved brother Stephen, followed closely by the death of Stephen’s widow, Lorna. Gerry and Pat adopted Steve and Lorna’s 3 children, and raised them as their own.

He was a proud lifelong member of the Marshapaug Club, serving a term as its President. During his time in Goshen and Cornwall, CT, he was an active member and one-time President of the Litchfield Country Club, and served as President of the Connecticut Junior Republic, a residential home for troubled boys.

He and Pat spent a decade in Washington State, before moving to Scarborough, Maine. Always active, Gerry volunteered for the Audubon Society and served as a reading tutor for elementary aged children. He remained a dedicated golfer, and a frequent beach comber.

Gerry spent his life with a dog by his side, developing a passion for nature which he shared with his children. He loved hunting, fishing, and especially birding – possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of bird calls, trees, and flowers and plants.

He amassed friends wherever he went, enjoying many life-long friendships. Even in his last months, he charmed staff at both Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He was a tremendous story teller, a gentle teacher, and a lover of good humor.

Gerry’s legacy is a large and loving family who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his brother, Antony; his children: Susan, Gerry, Catherine, Michael, Geoffrey, Christopher, Sarah, Kristen, and Bryan; his 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; his nephew Sebastian; and his honorary son, Javier.

There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Litchfield, CT on March 1 at 1:30 pm, followed by a reception at the Litchfield Country Club. Burial will happen in the spring at the Headquarters Cemetery in Goshen, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

Gerald P. “Jerry” Farnsworth

Scarborough – Gerald “Jerry” Paul Farnsworth, of Westbrook, son of the late Edgar and Evelyn (Platts) Farnsworth, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House at age 68, surrounded by his immediate family and many of his friends. 

Jerry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Laura Jones Farnsworth and their sons, Adam and Mark Farnsworth, both of Westbrook.  Mark and his wife Nichole have two young children, Abigail and James.  He also leaves his brother Donald Farnsworth and his wife Barbara of Florida, his niece Nancy Farnsworth and her wife Stacey of Colorado and his nephew David Farnsworth of Florida.  He will be fondly remembered by his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Reneva Smith of Island Falls. 

Jerry left high school to enter the Air Force; there he attended medical tech schools and served his enlistment as a veterinary specialist in a primate lab.  He gathered data for the Apollo Project and other government research projects at Wright Patterson AFB. 

Jerry achieved 40 years of sobriety through participation in 12 step programs and from the continuity of many friendships that grew from that time in his life.  He served as an officer of the Island Falls Fish and Game Club for many years.  He enjoyed participation in snowmobile clubs, deep sea fishing tourneys and Island Falls Free Wheelers.  He coached successful recreational basketball teams, assisted with Westbrook Little League and Senior League Baseball and enthusiastically supported his boys, neighborhood children and other kids who worked to develop skills in their athletic endeavors from soccer to wrestling. 

Jerry planned and built a camp in an out of the way spot in the Maine woods.  He rebuilt several houses and enjoyed creating and maintaining landscapes.  Most recently he acquired antique snowmobiles and ATV’s to rebuild and restore. 

A celebration of life will be held in each of two locations, Westbrook and Island Falls, with details to follow through social media.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation of time or money to your local animal rescue shelter.

 

 

Dennis R. Hayward

Biddeford, ME – Dennis R. Hayward, 66, of Biddeford, died on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Southern Maine Medical Center. 

Dennis was born in Portland, ME on July 18, 1948 a son of the late Raymond & Hazel (Ward) Hayward.  He attended local area schools, including Portland High School. 

He spent twenty eight years working for Rufus Deering Lumber Co. in Portland before retiring due to illness. 

He was a member of the Veterans Alliance and the former Voltigeur Club, both in Biddeford.  Dennis also enjoyed deer hunting, especially with his Dad and was obsessed with movies, especially war movies; he also collected coins. 

He is survived by a son Stephen Hayward and his wife Kelly of Hollis and two daughters Michelle Demers and her fiancée Vaughn Hanson of Biddeford and Melissa Mattson and her husband James of South Portland.  He also leaves eleven grandchildren Kayla and her husband David, Kordell, Isaiah, Kyra, Nick, Corbin, Avery, Alex, James, Joey and Liam as well as a great grandchild Brady, four siblings Jerry Hayward and his wife Pearl of Gorham, Joyce Imoto and her husband Harry of Clarksville, TN, James “Jimmy” Hayward and his wife Bonnie of Raymond and Cindy Stoddard of Omaha, NB and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland followed by a graveside service at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street Portland at approximately 1:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route One

 

Scarborough, ME 04074

Lori S. Walker

Lewiston, ME – Lori Sue Walker, 49 of Hiram, ME died on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Marshwood Center. 

She was born in Portland, ME on September 7, 1965 a daughter of the late Sherman Larry & Carolann F. (Sterling) Walker I.  She attended Mount Cutler School and graduated from Fort Myers High School in Florida.  Lori was a member of the JROTC, the color guard and the honor guard while attending Fort Myers High School. 

She was also a member of the girl scouts and enjoyed roller skating, horseback riding, music and dancing and going to the beach. 

She is survived by her sister Sheri Lynn Walker – Townsend, her brothers Sherman Larry Walker II and Sean Leslie Walker, her cousin Jeff Walker and her best friend Laura Libby Small.  

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at the Eliot House and the Marshwood Center.

 There will be no services.

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

Marshwood Center

33 Roger Street

 

Lewiston, ME 04240

Philip C. Coffin

North Yarmouth, ME – Philip C. Coffin, 67, a North Yarmouth resident most of his life, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at his home.  He was the husband of Nancy C. (Marrotte) Coffin. 

Phil was born in Portland, ME on April 16, 1947 a son of the late Philip J. & Marion T. (Stanhope) Coffin.  He grew up in North Yarmouth, attending local area schools and graduating from Greeley High School in 1967.  

He went to work in the family business, PJ Coffin & Sons at age fourteen and worked his way to Master Plumber before retiring from the business in the early 1980’s.  From there he went to work for GE, Bath Iron Works, Airtemp, Warren Mechanical and NPI and then went on to obtain his CNA certificate and worked in the health field until his retirement in 2000. 

Phil was a member of the Odd Fellows in Portland as well as the Oil Burners Association.  In his spare time he enjoyed mushroom hunting and was taught by Sam Ristich, and was mentioned in his book.  Not only did he hunt and sell mushrooms, but he was also the man to see if you wanted Fiddleheads. 

He was also an animal lover and greatly enjoyed the company of his elders.  He also was a beloved family man, who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons Philip J. “PJ” Coffin and his wife Ginger and Joshua T. Coffin and his wife Erin both of Westbrook, a step daughter Carrie Welsch also of Westbrook and a step son Chris Nute of Casco.  He also leaves twelve grandchildren Valerie, Shane, Shannon, Shelby, Sammy, Bailey, Olivia, Rylieh, Desiree, Christopher, Mckenzie and Taryn as well as two great grandchildren, Travis and Blazen, three brothers Gary Coffin and his wife Elizabeth of Rumford, Frank Coffin and his wife Dorothy and Raymond Coffin and his wife Laurie both of North Yarmouth, a sister Kathleen Coffin-Eaton also of North Yarmouth and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Francis Coffin of Errol, NH. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road North Yarmouth. Celebration of Life Supper to follow, please bring your favorite dish to share. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Phil’s memory can be mailed to:

North Yarmouth Congregational Church Pet Pantry

3 Gray Road

North Yarmouth, ME 04097

 

or can be brought to the celebration of life on Sunday

Richard E. Childs

Standish, ME – Richard E. Childs, 57, of Standish, died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home.

He was born on September 23, 1957 in Portland, ME a son of the late Richard A. & Helen (Jewitt) Childs.  He attended schools in Portland and graduated from Deering High School. 

Richard worked for Buxton Oil for many years as an Oil Burner Technician before retiring, and was an active member in the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

He enjoyed karaoke as well as tending to his vegetable garden.  Richard was also an animal lover and had a special place in his heart for his cat, Daisy Mae and his dogs Brutus and Blackie, who are now deceased. 

He is survived by his two sons Richard S. Childs of Scarborough, Shawn M. Childs of Portland; his grandchildren Adrienne N. Childs of Scarborough, Eric S. Childs of Westbrook and Abigail E. Childs also of Westbrook.  He also leaves a brother Steven Childs and his wife Joanna of Buxton, his sisters Vickie Cormier and her husband Gary of Yarmouth and Brenda Moody and her husband Steve of Windham, several nieces and nephews and his lifelong friend Ned Boxer of Sebago.  He was also the brother of the late Terri A. Gower. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.  A graveside service will follow in the memorial garden section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. 

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

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater Street

 

Westbrook, ME 04092

Barry D. Young

Portland, ME — Barry David Young,   77, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Maine Medical Center with family by his side.  Barry was born on January 1,  1938 in Bangor Maine to the late Pauline (Weeks) Young and Ralph E. Young.

Barry worked hard growing up helping his parents run Young’s Farm in Hancock, Maine. He was a 4H member and enjoyed playing basketball in school. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1956. Barry received a college scholarship and had hoped to become a teacher. He eventually joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany where he specialized in radio communications. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army he eventually moved to Connecticut. He worked at Pratt and Whitney as a machinist and then a quality control manager.  After being employed at Pratt and Whitney for several years, he realized his potential as an engineering machinist and decided to open his own machine shop. He then became the proud owner of Barre Precision in Manchester, Connecticut.

Barry moved back to Maine where he settled into a new less hectic life taking care of his mother and enjoying his independence. He was a member and Mason for 12 years at the David Hooper Lodge #201. He respected nature and its creatures and while living in Maine always had either a dog or cat as a faithful, loving companion. He was a model airplane and train enthusiast, an avid Nascar fan, loved the New England Patriots and the Red Sox and enjoyed listening to music. 

He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Gimilaro and her husband Anthony of West Hartford, Ct; and his beloved grandchild Nicholas. Besides his daughter and her family he is survived by his cousin Carroll Weeks and his wife Janet, very special friends, Allen Stevens and Ruby and Joe Joy; his sister, Sharon and one niece and nephew. He also leaves behind his faithful companion, his cat Mittens.

A Memorial celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date which will take place at the David Hooper Lodge in Sullivan, Maine in the spring.

Donations may be made in Barry’s memory to:

the SPCA of Hancock County Maine

141 Bar Harbor Road

Trenton, Maine 04605.