Beatrice M. (Noone) Condon

Portland, ME – Beatrice M (Noone) Condon, of Portland, ME passed peacefully, on September 17, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Rochester, NH in 1926 to John and Dora (Hough) Noone.  

Bea, as she was known by many friends, moved to Portland, Maine and settled in St. Dominic’s Parish in the West End of Portland, in the 1950s.  Proud of her Irish Heritage and a devout Catholic, Bea was considered by all who her knew her as a rare jewel.  She inspired others by her example of hard work and dedication to her family and the stewardship of the earth.

The first female welder hired by Portland Copper in the 1950’s she continued in that field later working for Bliss Portland and General Electric before retiring. She was known for her delicate hand at fine heliarc welding.  

After retirement from her first career, Bea took her talents to the next generation working as a nanny for the Walls, Bach, Hanley, and Kelly children where Bea’s undaunted sprit and moral code was infused into the lives of these now young adults.  She touched and helped shape the lives of many of her chargees while becoming part of the families of these young adults inspiring them to achieve their greatest potential and to always remember to do the “little things” for others and respect the environment.  

Although Bea shared her limitless love and affection with the children of others; her own children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren where her pride and joy.   She made sure they had the tools to carry on in life after she was gone, and each one knew they held a special place in her heart.  

Bea was a recycler before it was fashionable, because it was the right thing to do. She was a pioneer in many ways, an avid reader; she loved the outdoors, animals and especially cats.  Those who knew her repeatedly called her one of the nicest people they had ever met and a person who rarely if ever complained about anything.  She delivered an empowering message of hope, love and positive expectation to the world. 

In her 80’s Bea discovered her talent and love for art guided by her beloved teacher, Ruth Gorton. Ruth continued to visit Bea weekly even when Bea could no longer attend classes. 

Bea is survived by her three children, Julie (Michael) Collins of Scarborough, William Condon (Kathleen Malia) of Falmouth and Kathleen M. Condon of Portland with whom she lived.   Four grandchildren, Stephanie Amergian of South Portland, Alexis Bruns of New Hampshire, William Condon ( Ashley) of Falmouth and Kathleen (Christian) Hoffman of New Orleans and 4 great grand-children, Larissa Amergian, Andrew Amergian,  Hudson Hoffman, and Hillary Hoffman.   

Bea is survived by her sister Priscilla Cayer of Pennsylvania as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins, and is predeceased by her step-mother Myrtle Perkins, brothers John Kevin Noone, David Noone and Lawrence Noone and sister Carol Caston.  

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Seaside Health and Rehabilitation Center and Beacon Hospice workers and the steady stream of visitors who took time to come and visit Bea when she was no longer able to travel.  

Bea was heavily influenced by a powerful desire to make a tangible, beneficial and enlightening contribution to the lives of others. So to honor her life and her request of no memorial service, please consider an act of random kindness in the name of Beatrice M. Condon at your next available opportunity and be kind to one another.




Edith M. “Pat” (Ford) Landean

Auburn, ME — Edith M. (Ford) “Pat” Landean, 86, of Auburn died on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Odd Fellows & Rebekah’s Home of Maine.  She was the wife of the late Maurice Landean. 

She was born on March 4, 1929 in Lewiston, ME a daughter of the late John Ford and Alice H. (Hamilton) Carr and has been a Lewiston / Auburn residence all of her life. 

Pat enjoyed playing Bingo, gardening and scrapbooking as well as eating lobster and she loved Moxie.  She also greatly enjoyed the outdoors and would spend as much time as possible at her campground at Range Pond, listening and watching the birds. 

She is survived by her son William Landean and her daughter Susan Miers, as well as four grandchildren Noah and Andrew Breau, Clint Landean and Seth Debios. She also leaves three sisters Gloria Butler, Patricia Cory and Patricia Emery and five brothers Edward and Ronald Carr, Frank, John and Henry Ford, as well as several nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are invited to help celebrate the life of this wonderful woman on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Range Pond Campground, 94 Plains Road, Poland, ME.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery, West Minot, ME will be private. 

Richard K. Keyser Sr.

Scarborough, ME – Richard K. Keyser Sr., 90, of Portland, died on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Maine Veterans’ Home.  He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille R. (Lavoie) Keyser, who died on March 14, 1988. 

He was born on July 3, 1925 in Manchester, NH the second child of the late Leon and Allison B. (Foote) Keyser.  He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Merchant Marines during World War II.  

Richard, at age 82, retired from Theodore Logan & Son, Inc., Portland as a painting estimator.  One of his favorite pastimes was watching Major League Baseball, especially his Boston Red Sox. 

He is survived by his three sons, Richard Keyser Jr. and his wife Pamela of Highlands Ranch, CO, Gary Keyser and his wife Sally of Fishers, IN and Karl Keyser of Old Orchard Beach, ME as well as six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and twelve nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Wayne and Robert Keyser. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for their care and support during Richard’s stay. 

There will be no services; a private burial will take place at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife.


In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to your favorite charity.

Darrell E. Myers Sr.

Scarborough, ME — Darrell E. Myers Sr.  77 of Old Orchard Beach died at the Gosnell Hospice House on September 16, 2015. He was married to Dru Myers of Old Orchard Beach for fifty one years.

Darrell was born in Spencer West Virginia to Levi and Freda Myers on July 8, 1938; he was the sixth of thirteen children.  He attended schools in Spencer West Virginia, completing his education in the U.S. Navy.

He joined the US Navy in 1955, serving four years Navy as a helicopter mechanic.  He was out for six months and joined the U.S.C.G, he was an engineer his entire career.  He served on the Cutter Laurel out of Rockland, served three years on the 95 Foot Search and Rescue Vessel Romain out of Ketchikan, Alaska. During his time in Alaska he served as an engineer and rescue swimmer. He was also an engineering officer at the Lifeboat Station in Boothbay Harbor Maine, served on a 378 Sherman out of Boston, Mass for three years, served three years on the Portland Lightship.  He retired from the Jonesport, ME Coast Guard station in 1977, after twenty two years of service. He then worked in Machias ME as a logger until 1986 when he started working for Maine Medical Center as a boiler operator. He retired from Maine Med. in 2006.

Darrell was an amazing carver and woodworker.  He spent many hours sitting on the beach in Old Orchard Beach hand carving sailing ships.  He gave his ships to people that loved them.  He also made small carvings for any child that asked, he would ask they wanted and carve it.  He was an avid camper and fisherman.  He loved helping people by mowing their lawns and snow blowing their driveways. He also loved cooking.

Besides his wife Darrell was pre deceased by his son Darrell Myers Jr. Darrell is survived by son Mark Myers Sr., step- son James Batty Jr., his daughter Jen Hinkley. Grandsons -Darrell Myers III, Mark Myers Jr., Ian Myers, Seth Levi Myers; his granddaughters Taylor Myers and Shelby Cash.  His daughters in law; Allie Myers, Tarcia Myers and son in law Marvin Hinkley.  He also leaves behind a sister Sally Kay O’Brien and a brother Billy Raye Myers; many beloved nieces and nephews and many friends.

All are invited to a Celebration of Darrell’s Life at the United Methodist Church, 5 Washington Ave Old Orchard Beach ME, on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 10 am.  A private burial at Springvale Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date.  The family requests no flowers for the Celebration of Life.


The family wishes to thank the staff of Gosnell Hospice House for the care, love and compassion they showed Darrell and his family.

Wallace Patrick Paige Sr.

Yarmouth, ME – Wallace Patrick Paige, Sr., 69, of Portland, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Brentwood Manor.  He was the husband of Linda M. (Wakefield) Paige. 

He was born on August 12, 1946 in Portland, ME a son of the late Wallace C. & Shirley (Ellis) Paige.  He grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduated from Portland High School.  Following high school, Patrick joined the US Marines; he served his country from 1964 – 1974, reaching the rank of Sargent and served 3 tours in Vietnam. 

Patrick worked for a few years as a heavy equipment operator and plow truck driver in Portland before being forced to retire due to his disabilities suffered during the war.  He also spent some time in Lubec where he set lobster traps for a few years.  He also collected all types of Lions, as he was a Leo. 

Besides his wife he is survived by his sister, Jackie Proctor and her husband J.R. of Raymond and a large extended family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s Cemetery, 86 Stanley Road, Springvale, ME. 

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

Life Choice Hospice

23 Spring Street

Scarborough, ME 04074


Brentwood Manor – Activity Fund

370 Portland Street 

Yarmouth, ME 04096

Verna H. (Risteen) Batchelder

Freeport, ME — Verna H. (Risteen) Batchelder, 93, of Freeport died on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Freeport Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Charles D. Batchelder Jr. 

She was born in Skowhegan, ME on August 12, 1922 a daughter of the late George & Alice (Twombley) Risteen.  She was a Dental Assistant throughout her working career until retiring, and was an active member of St. Jude’s Church in Freeport. 

She is survived by her two children Carol Espeaignette of North Yarmouth and Charles D. Batchelder III of Bath, two grandsons, mark Espeaignette and his wife Michelle and Michael Espeaignette, four great granddaughters as well as family friend Karen Luce and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth, ME.




Michelle (Lajoie) Marquis

Portland, ME — Michelle Marquis, 54, of Hollis Maine, died unexpectedly on 9/14/15, at MMC surrounded by her family and closest friends. Michelle is preceded by the love of her life, Russel Marquis.

Michelle was born on May 13, 1961 in Augusta Maine. She was the youngest daughter to Gerald Lawrence and Norma Elaine (Jamison) Lajoie. She attended Cony High School and attended USM where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Michelle has a passion for helping others and spent many years working in the Operating Room at Mercy hospital and Southern Maine Medical Center where she received the highest respect from not only her peers but surgeons as well. She was considered the “go to” person when dealing with difficult tasks that others could not do. Michelle however finally found her calling while working as a nurse educator for Intercoast when she landed at Saint Joseph’s Rehab and Residence and met Danielle Sullivan.  Many would call them the dynamic duo of nursing leaders and found themselves improving the care and services elders received in both post-acute care and long term care. Michelle’s passion for education has helped many nurses become better professionals and her footprint with her patients and staff will last a lifetime, truly.  Even in her passing she will continue saving and improving lives by giving others another chance by her gift of organ donation.

Michelle had a love for the outdoors spending countless hours in the sun at camp, working in her many gardens, and enjoying her pool, always surrounded by her children, family, and friends. When she wasn’t outside you could find her caring for her many animals or watching her favorite team, the Patriots.  Michelle was a kind, gentle, caring person who invited anyone in her world with open and loving arms.  However, anyone who really knew Michelle knew she lives for two beautiful children Danielle and Mitchell, her heart and world. 

Michelle is survived by her children Danielle Marquis and Mitchell Marquis of Hollis ME; Jolene Lajoie of Auburn; Kathy Brown and husband Walter of Vassalboro; her nieces Stephanie McGary and Jessica Pelotte; and her dear friends Leo Corriveau and Danielle Sullivan.


There will be a celebration of life for Michelle on October 3, 2015 from 2pm-6pm at her home on 255 Old Alfred Road in Hollis, ME. 

Florence (Jannell) Morris

Florence (Jannell) Morris of Portland and Sebago Lake in South Casco passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  She was 97, but she would respond that she was into her 98th year!  Born in Lynn, Massachusetts to Flora H. (Leveille) and Forrest L. Jannell, Florence along with her four other siblings, Arthur, Dorothy, Russell and Robert moved to Portland to be with their father and his wife, Eleanor, and to welcome a new sister, Norma.  

Florence was a super star at Deering High School, excelling in basketball, where her team won every game played all four years she was involved.  She was proud of this accomplishment and was sure that no one would ever break their record.  While in high school, Florence also caught the eye of another star athlete, Johnny Morris.  They were High School Sweethearts and soon after became husband and wife.  In November of 1939, a son John (Jack) Joseph Morris III, was born and in June of 1943 a daughter, Sharon Ann (Krawczyk) blessed their lives further.  During War World II,  Florence worked at the South Portland Shipyard along with many “Rosies”, who built ships, while the men were off fighting in the War.  Florence and the others were honored for their efforts by Senator Susan Collins.  

Florence went to work for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. until the company moved out of Maine.  She then went to work for the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Portland helping to establish the first set of computer records.  Florence and John retired to Sebago Lake and spent eighteen joyous years there together, spending their days fishing, golfing, bowling, square dancing, and playing cards with a constant flow of family and friends.  No one was more proud of living on Sebago Lake than Florence and she truly appreciated all the natural beauty she was surrounded by as evidenced by the thousands of sunsets she would photograph over the years and she filled albums of magnificent, colorful sunsets, which were shared enthusiastically to all the family, friends and guests that visited.  

When grandchildren came along, it was Nan (Florence) and Gramps (John) that passed on their love of the lake, and  all the grandkids adopted that same love and shared many activities like fishing, swimming, boating, skiing and snowmobiling.  The grandchildren more than loved their Nan, as she is by all accounts an inspiration to all of them.   She is survived by Lisa Morris and her partner Michelle Morgan, Laurie (Morris) and her husband, Randy Atwood, Linda Morris and her husband, Dana Deering, Jill Martin and her partner, Trip Carey, Peter Martin and his wife, Monica (Stanley).  Anyone who has visited Florence at Camp at Sebago over the years, seemed to be taken in by her as a host and her spell of sunsets, apple pies and the wholesome camp life. Those that have visited her there all call her “Nan” and all feel like family. 

Florence continued to live on the lake for a few years and while very capable and independent for almost all her life, she felt that the Deering Pavilion, built by the Diocese of Portland, was someplace she had ties to and allowed her to be close to more friends and family.   She loved living at Deering Pavilion and she got a wonderful space on the 11th floor overlooking the J(JaWhite Mountains.  

For the next fifteen years of her life, Deering Pavilion was home where she enjoyed meeting likeminded friends and playing cards, reading books and many other activities.   It was a great experience and filled with many wonderful people caring about each other and looking out for each other. 

Florence had many interests in life, but her passion was taking care of friends and family members and others she did not know including often volunteering at Casco senior center.  Her smile is contagious and she is a person that when you are in her company you always feel better about yourself.   However a small group of kids gave her even more strength and made her feel better about herself, and in her final years she loved seeing the world through her great grandchildren’s eyes;  Ryan Martin, Audrey Martin, Owen Young and Colin Martin all of whom have adopted Great Nana’s love of the lake. 

Florence is survived by her loving devoted daughter Sharon A. (Morris) Krawczyk and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   Many wonderful memories were created over time, until the death of her beloved husband, John Joseph Morris III on September 8, 1996. Florence experienced another set-back in her life when she lost her only son, John (Jack) Joseph Morris IV to cancer on September 11, 2005.  She is also predeceased by her brothers and sisters. 

It is hard to put in words how great Florence Jannell Morris was and how much she will be missed.  Her family would like to thank all of the staff, nurses and caregivers at Maine Hospice and the Barron Center for their tremendous attention and caregiving. In addition, love to all the nieces, nephews and friends that were so much of her life and visited often, and special thanks to Ellen Jean Burrill, Carol (Grant) Cass and Holly (Jannell) Thibedeau.  In lieu of flowers, please send considerations in memorial of Florence J. Morris to Deering Pavilion, 880 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. 04103.  

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday September 19th at 10am at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 673 Stephens Ave. Portland.  A graveside committal will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. A small reception will follow at the Deering Pavilion at 12:30p.




Frank J. Julian

Auburn, ME – Frank J. Julian, 51, of Auburn died on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at the Auburn Hospice House after a brief illness. 

He was born in Bangor, ME on October 21, 1963 a son of the late Frank P. & Kathryn (Smith) Julian.  Frank attended schools in the Bangor area while growing up. 

Frank followed in his Dad’s footsteps and became a Salesman; at one point running his own store in Lewiston called Frank’s House of Deals. 

He is survived by nine siblings, Marie Hooker and her husband Richard, Mike Julian and his wife Carolyn, Brenda Smith and her husband Thomas, Maina Fernald and her husband Bob, Nancy Gross and her husband Butch, Susan Gildart and her husband Michael, Peter Julian and his wife Kim, John Julian and his significant other Tina Rose and Melinda Novella and her husband Jay all of Maine.  He also leaves dear friends Deana Julian, Melanie Julian and Dawn Chadburn as well as twenty seven nieces and nephews and several cousins. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Frank’s life on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 12:30 at the Julian residence, 1268 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME.




James W. Cummings

Bridgton, ME – James W. Cummings, 66, of Bridgton peacefully passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at his home, surrounded by family.  He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Thibodeau) Cummings.  The couple celebrated their 22nd anniversary last month. 

He was born in North Hampton, MA on March 23, 1949, son of William H. & Evelyn M. (Reim) Cummings.  He graduated from Bellingham High School, and then went on to receive an Associate’s Degree in Certified Surgical Technology from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. 

Jim spent 34 years at Maine Medical Center before retiring in 2004.  He was well liked by the doctors and was often told he excelled at his job.  He received the Albert E. Dibbins Award for Teaching in 2004, an award typically given only to Residents. 

Jim was a proud Veteran of the US Navy, serving in Vietnam from 1967 until 1972, earning the National Defense Service Medal.  He achieved the rank of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Plane Handler) Petty Officer 3rd Class, serving on the USS America CVA 66. 

He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting as well as collecting Red Sox baseball cards.  He was loyal to New England sports teams, especially the Sox and the Pat’s.  He loved baseball; a passion he and his wife, Debbi, shared.  It was not unusual to see a game on in their home.  Jim’s love of the game was also shared with his children and grandchildren, and family gatherings often included wiffle ball games and homerun derbies.  

Besides his wife, Jim is survived by his children Shawn Cummings and wife Shannon, Jennifer J. (Cummings) Dodd and husband Andrew, Peter Richardson, Kelly Knight and husband Philip, Brian Richardson and Lauri Merrill and husband Mark.  He also leaves grandchildren Rochelle Cummings, Kayla Cummings, Jocelynn Konon, Cyndi (Dodd) Fitzgerald and her husband Kyle, Mikaela Hussey, Cameron Hussey, Karissa Pooler, Alex Pooler, Tyler Knight, Derek Richardson, Justine Richardson, Daniel Merrill, Paige Merrill and Jacob Knight.  Jim is predeceased by his sister Debra Butler and sister in law Marian Cummings and is survived by his brothers Gary Cummings and wife Irene, Barry Cummings, Jeffrey Cummings and wife Maria, brother in law Roy Butler, a sister Rebecca Suppi and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME. 

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

American Cancer Society

1 Bowdoin Mill Island

Topsham, ME 04086


VNA Hospice

50 Foden Road

South Portland, ME 04106