Theodore R. Nelsen Sr.

Auburn, ME – Theodore R. Nelsen, Sr., 86, formerly of Scarborough, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Clover Manor in Auburn with his family at his side.  He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy J. (Woodman) Nelsen for 61 years. 

He was born on March 2, 1929, a son of the late Henry E. Nelsen & Emma M. Stockford Nelsen Phinney.  Theodore grew up in Scarborough, ME and attended schools there.  He worked at Harverty Buick in his younger years.  He later drove delivery truck for Carr Bros. in Portland, ME for years, and then became a custodian for the Town of Scarborough where he later retired from. 

Theodore was a member of the Eagles Club in Portland and the American Legion in Westbrook.  He was well liked and cared for at Clover Manor in Auburn; they especially loved his smile. 

Theodore is survived by his daughters, Linda Kenny and her husband Mark of Gorham and Donna Bragdon and her husband Peter of Mechanic Falls.  She also leaves seven grandchildren Raymond Reece, Melanie Julian and her partner Dawn Chadburn, Lisa Cousins and her husband Andrew, James Turgeon and his wife Gerry, Christopher Bragdon, Alison Hatch and her husband Jeremy and Nick Bragdon; as well as fourteen great grandchildren, Zachery, Julia, Abigail, Benjamen, Nathan, Kayla, Aaron, Jaekup, Gweneth, Olivia, Alex, Blake, Jayden and Colbey, his brother Gerry Nelsen and his wife Betsy of Florida, his sisters Jean Delponte and her husband Joe of Saco, Patricia Baker and her husband David of Florida and Diana Doughty and her husband Phillip of Rockland.  He was also the brother of the late Wendall and Henry Nelsen and the father of the late Theodore Nelsen Jr. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.  Burial will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.  A gathering will follow in Friendly Village at the Clubhouse in Gorham, 300 Ash Drive, Gorham. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Clover Manor and Androscoggin Hospice for their kind, generous and compassionate care of Theodore during his stay there. 



Kelly Sue Laliberte

Lewiston-Kelly Sue Laliberte, 46, passed away on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at her home in Lewiston.  She was the companion of Joe Mclean.  A daughter of the late Rodney M. Benson and Shirley M. Durgin, Kelly was born on June 28th 1969 in Lewiston.  Kelly attended local Auburn schools until getting her GED.    

She was employed by Servpro for over 10 years and was an active member of the ACME Social Club.  Kelly loved going to the beach, visiting and collecting lighthouse.  She will always be remembered as somebody who was full of life, and fun to be around. 

Besides Joe, Kelly is survived by her four children; Adam Laliberte, Nicole Laliberte, Travis Laliberte and Trevor Laliberte, A Granddaughter; Madison, four sisters; Tina Benson, Debbie French, Pamela Johnson and Paula Johnson, two brothers; Don Johnson and Rodney (Ben) Johnson, two good friends Crystal Savage and Shannon Duclos, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Kelly was also the sister of the late Robin Wuthenow and Kathy Durgin. 

There will be a memorial service in Kelly’s name on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 11am at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.

Lisa Santiago

Scarborough, ME – Lisa Santiago, 56, of South Gardnier died on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

She was born on June 15, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of Frank & Lydia (Rodriguez) Santiago Sr.  Lisa obtained her Associates Art Degree from the Boro of Manhattan Community College. 

She was employed as the business manager for the Lobster Council of Maine and before that she worked for the Lung Association of Maine. 

Lisa was a very talented artist and was a student of holistic healing and therapies.  A kind, gracious, brave, strong and generous woman, she would give you her last dime or the shirt off her back and ask for nothing in return.  She loved her family tremendously with all her being. 

Besides her parents, she is survived by her Daughter India Santiago and her partner Siiri Lehmus and her grandson Seth Lehmus all of Portland, her brother Frank Santiago Jr. of Brooklyn, NY as well as her niece Raven Santiago of Brooklyn, NY. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of gathering on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Central Square Baptist Church, Stevens Ave, Portland.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 12p.m. at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations would gratefully be appreciated to help with her final expenses by visiting

Bradley F. LaBrake

Bradley LaBrake, 59, of Lewiston, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 12 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Augusta, Maine.  Brad was born on October 18, 1955 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  As a child he moved to Portland and attended schools at St. Joseph’s, Lyman Moore and Deering High.  On September 9, 1966, his picture appeared in the Portland Maine Evening Express after winning a set of encyclopedias for his question “What is a Nova?” for the “Ask Andy” column.  He was an avid Red Sox fan.  Other hobbies included playing piano, trumpet, singing, performing in school plays, and bird watching with his mom.  He enlisted in the Air Force and was an E-4 sergeant who proudly served his country from 1975-1984 with the 381st MMS (Munitions Maintenance Squadron).  He later moved to California where he worked as an audit clerk supervisor for LA County’s Children & Family Services.  He studied Criminal Justice Administration at Antelope Valley College where he earned an Associate’s degree. 

The youngest of five children, Brad was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Vickie Carr and Patti Luoma.  He is survived by a daughter, Miranda LaBrake of Valley Springs, California, a sister, Jeannine Labrecque of Glastonbury, Connecticut, and a brother, Harold Labrecque of Brunswick, Maine.  He also had a niece and three nephews; his first grandson is due in mid-October.  He will be sadly missed by family and friends both old and new, from coast to coast. 


There are no calling hours.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 1 pm at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Road, Springvale, Maine.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center, 88 Preble Street, Portland, Maine.

Gerald H. Murphy

Portland, ME — Gerald H. Murphy, 47, of Portland died on Friday, July 10, 2015, at Mercy Hospital. 

He was born on January 13, 1968 in Portland, ME a son of the late Gerald & Margaret (Heatley) Reed.  He grew up in Portland, attending local area schools; and spent fifteen years working for Seavey & Sons Moving Co., retiring in January due to illness. 

Gerald loved fishing and would spend many hours at Fisherman’s Point, Hiram Dam and Otter Pond.  He also enjoyed sports; he played softball, watched Football and Baseball and was a big New England sports fan.  Other hobbies included reading, mostly nonfiction books, camping and played the bass, guitar and drums. 

He is survived by his daughter Sheena Hallstrom of Florida and his three sons, Joshua Lizotte and his wife Kayla of Portland, Scotty Lizotte of Scarborough and Michael Lizotte of Portland.  He also leaves his two grandchildren Chloe and Silas Lizotte, two sisters Nina Murphy of Mississippi, Norma Murphy and her partner Tommy McDonough of Westbrook and three brothers Joey Murphy of Westbrook, Bruce Murphy of Mississippi and Richard Gurney and his partner Cathy Williams of Portland as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Fisherman’s Point in Portland.  All are welcome to meet at Joshua and Kayla’s home at 72 Newbury Street, Portland, to walk down together.  Please bring your fishing poles, memories, favorite dish and photo’s if you have them to share.  Please contact Joshua or Kayla at 274.0373 for more information. 

In lieu of flowers, donation would be gratefully appreciated to help with Gerald’s final expenses and can be sent to:

Joshua Lizotte

72 Newbury Street, Apt. 2


Portland, ME 04101

Lorraine M. (Boissoneau) McIntosh

Lorraine McIntosh, 100, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2015. 

Lorraine was born in Westbrook, Maine, July 25, 1914, the youngest of seven children of Edmond Boissonneau and Lumina Forgette. 

Lorraine was a traditional stay at home wife, home maker and mother. In 1980 she and husband of forty-five years, Frank, retired to Little Sebago Lodges in Gray, Maine where she resided until 2013. After Frank’s passing in 1984 she took up winter residence in Fort Myers, Florida.  

She was a devout Catholic and was a long time member of the Lady’s Guild of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Windham. One of her most memorable experiences was seeing and hearing Pope John Paul II in Rome in 2004. The Catholic television channel, EWTN, was a favorite as was any Celtics, Patriots or Red Sox game. 

Some of her other interests included great grandchildren, gardening, crossword puzzles, cards, bingo and playing her organ. She enjoyed knitting and made countless pairs of mittens and baby booties as well as Irish knit sweaters. She loved to travel and visited many countries and took several cruises. 

She will be remembered for her laughter and love of life and an inspiration to many. 

The family thanks those here and in Florida who were so instrumental in providing travel to numerous social, religious and other obligations after Frank’s passing. 

She is survived by a son Richard and wife Shirley of Steep Falls, Maine; daughter Sandra Smith of Ft Atkinson, Wisconsin; grandson Todd and wife Beverly of Las Vegas, NV; granddaughters Sherry Freeman and husband Bryan of Steep Falls, Kelly Smith and Stacey Pamenter and husband Daniel of Wisconsin; eight great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren and many friends in Maine and Florida. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and two grandsons, Christopher and Shawn Smith. Thanks go out to the people who made her time living with us much easier, namely Sherry, Bryan, Beth and Mark. 

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, Portland, ME 04106 whose personnel have made this transition so compassionate and uncomplicated. 

A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham at 11:00 am Friday, July 10th. A reception will follow. Remains will be interred in the family plot at St. Hyacinth Cemetery in Westbrook, Maine at a private family gathering.



Orean J. “Champ” Champagne

Lewiston – Orean Joseph “Champ” Champagne, 86, a resident of Lewiston passed away at home, on July 1st following a yearlong battle with cancer with his loving wife by his side. 

He was born January 2, 1929 in Coaticook, P.Q., the son of Yvonne Arsenault and Eugene Champagne. He was educated in local schools, attended the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Alfred, Maine and was a member of the National Guard.

In September 1950, he married Muriel Caron and together they raised five children.  She predeceased him in June of 1974.  He married Claudette Beauchesne King in July 1979 and they became of family with 8 children.

He worked for many years in motor repair, retiring as supervisor from AC Electric.  He enjoyed traveling the country, cruising, going to casinos, especially Las Vegas, playing cards and cribbage.  He found great pleasure in helping others and was always the first to lend a hand and share his knowledge.   Most of all, he cherished his time spent with family, especially hosting large family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife Claudette, daughters: Janine (Robert) Pelchat, Anne (Robert) Leveque, Christina (Richard)  Eccles , sons: Rene (Janine) Champagne, Paul Champagne, Richard (Debbie) King,  mother in law Rose Maley, daughter in law Carleen Champagne, son in law Steve Theberge,  17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, sisters  Rita Mathieu, Georgette True, Lise Conway, and Jacqueline Conway.  He is also survived by special friends Norman Lessard and Lucien and Millie Guay. 

He was predeceased by a son, Mark Champagne, a daughter Kathy Theberge, brothers Russell and Gaeten, sisters Vivian Goulette, Cecile DeLong, Frances Theberge and granddaughter Kara Law.

The family would like to thank Drs. Kappelmann and Pandey as well as Androscoggin Home Health especially Tish Clark for their care and assistance.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston.

Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston, ME.

Donations may be made in his memory to St. Mary’s Oncology Unit or Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice.

Irvine Scribner Kantz


Portland-Irvine Scribner Kantz, 94, died Sunday, June 29, 2015 at home in Portland, Maine. She was born on the family farm in Mobeetie, Texas.  She started school early, as her mother taught in the one room school house. She graduated from Texas Tech at age 20 in 1941.  When Irvine began her teaching career, some of her students were older than she was.  She met her future husband, Wayne Kantz, when he was stationed in Pampa, Texas as a flight instructor for the Army Air Corps during WWII.  When the war ended, they moved to Wayne’s home of Southern California.  Although they later divorced, they raised two girls, June and Janet, and had many adventures together.


Irvine was predeceased by her parents, W.A. and LaVerne (Sims) Scribner, her brothers Albert Scribner and Bud Carroll Scribner, her sister Fannie Belle Scribner, and her daughter, June Kantz Pemberton.  She is survived by her daughter Janet Kantz and son-in-law, David Loranger, with whom she lived.  She is also survived by her nieces, Carol Ann Scribner (Bernie), Mary Ellen Scribner, and Gail Smith (David), and her nephews Bill Scribner (Becky), Rick Smith, Craig Simmons (Silvia), Eric Simmons (Ilona), and her sister-in-law, Charlsey Scribner.  Special thanks to Ann, Edie, Raef and the rest of the team at Hospice of Southern Maine.


Irvine always said she was a Texan by birth, a Californian by marriage, and a Mainer by old age.  She was a skilled gardener, avid reader, exuberant traveler, devoted Methodist, and lifelong learner.  She will be missed.  There will be no local service.  She will be buried In Mobeetie, Texas at a later date.