Roger J Caron

Lewiston, ME — Roger J. Caron, 72, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his home.  He was the husband of Bonnie (Harrington) Caron.

Roger was born in Lewiston, on August 18, 1943 a son of the late Laurent J. & Lorraine M. (Guimond) Caron.  He attended local area schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. 

Following High School he served in the US Army from 1936 through 1966.  Upon his return from active duty, Roger worked in construction as a master carpenter both in Maine and Massachusetts. He was a member of the Eagles Club and was an enthusiastic football fan, always routing for his New England patriots. Besides his loving wife Bonnie, he is survived by his three sons Larry, Louie & Lanny as well as eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, ten siblings and scores of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME.  A memorial visitation will follow concluding at 1 p.m. Burial will be private.

Stephen H. Morse

Bangor, ME – Stephen Harold Morse, 92, of Bangor died on November 19, 2015 at Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Mr. Morse, the husband of the late Eileen F. (Libby) Morse, was born in Bartlett, NH on May 8, 1923 the youngest child of Robert Bruce Morse and Myrtie (Aldridge) Morse Hurd.  Steve grew up in Portland, ME and graduated in 1941 from Portland High School.  

Mr. Morse served for four years in the Pacific during WWII.  The Morse’s were married for 67 years (February 16, 1947).   Steve worked for AMOCO Oil, Carolyn’s Catering, Cumberland Club, Seaman’s Club and AR Bishop.  He also owned and operated Westcustogo Inn in Yarmouth, ME. 

He was active in the Masons and at Trinity Church.  His passions were cooking, singing and his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, step-father, Monte Hurd, his wife Eileen, his son Laurence, brothers Stewart and Vincent, sisters Maude Levine, Violet Davis, Constance Fortier, Marge Cook and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He is survived by his son Steve (Janet), Bruce Wanda), grandchildren Joshua (Aimee), Benjamin, Nicole, Samantha, Chris and a great grandson, Joshua Steven Morse.  He also leaves behind his sister in law Rae Hutchinson, friends: Catherine Anderson, Rick and Fran Day, Vic Cormier, the Moore Family and Nancy Doyon Chandler.  

Many thanks to Dr. Hassan, Lindsay Chadbourne, the staff at Longrale Apts., St Joseph’s Hospital and Bangor Nursing and Rehab. 

A date for the Spring Interment of Steve and Eileen at the Cemetery in Bartlett, NH will be announced at a later date. 

Donations may be made to:

Trinity Episcopal Church Guild

580 Forest Ave.

 

Portland, Me 04103

Roger F. Pingree

Scarborough, ME — Roger F Pingree, 80, passed away at Maine Veterans’ home on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  

He was born in Winthrop, ME, a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Flanders) Pingree.  Roger was educated in the Portland school system and graduated from Portland High School in 1954. 

Roger served in the U.S. Air Force.  He worked for Morong Brothers for several years and enjoyed many years as building superintendent at Eastern Prom Condos.  After retiring he moved to North Carolina and then to Florida.  

He enjoyed woodworking and New England sports teams especially the Boston Red Sox.  

He was one of ten children survived by sisters Sarah Libby and Jane Johnston of Scarborough.  Roger leaves behind his sons Arthur (Julie), Richard (Lorena), Kevin, and daughter Teresa Dupuis (Larry).  Roger will be sadly missed by grandchildren Scott, Sarah, Samantha Lynn, Samantha Toni, Kera and Hannah, great grandchildren Jayden and Emma and will also be missed by his many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside ceremony to take place at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland on Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Maine Medical Center and unit B at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough for the excellent care. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Maine Veterans’ Home

290 US Route One

 

Scarborough, ME 04074

Rene A. Eugene Jr.

Scarborough, ME — Rene Alfred Eugene, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 6, 2015 surrounded by family at the MVH-Scarborough, Maine.   

Rene was a native of New Orleans and served in WWII as a US Marine on the USS Indiana Battleship.  After the war he worked at the Civil Corp. of Engineers in New Orleans till his retirement.   

He was a devoted Catholic, enjoyed New Orleans food, watching sport games and the company of family and good friends.  

He is survived by his three daughters:  Donna Eugene of Maine, Marion Turner and her husband Jeff Turner of Mississippi and Deborah Eugene and her husband Mark Damme of Nevada.  His two grandchildren:  Adam Eugene of New Hampshire and Anna Eugene of Maine.    His three siblings:  Shirley Drell and Gerard Eugene of Maryland and Mary Lou Perkins of Louisiana and their families.   

 

The burial service will be private. 

Mary Lucas Allen

Portland, ME – Mary Lucas Allen, 101, of Birchwoods at Canco, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Mercy Hospital. 

She was born in Topsham, ME (Pejepscot Village) on October 10, 1914, to Michael and Kathryn (Drurus) Lucas.  Mary graduated from Brunswick High School in 1931 and from the Auburn Maine School of Commerce in 1933. 

She was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 32 years, first in Lewiston, then in Portland; retiring in 1969 as office manager.  In 1945 she married John H. Crowley in Portland, he died in 1966.  She then married Walter C. Allen in 1967, he died in 1991. 

Survivors include step-sons, James V. Allen and his wife Mary of Portland and John C. Allen and his wife Lillian of Springvale; nine step-grandchildren and many step great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Frances Lucas of Topsham, ME.  She was predeceased by her step-sons, Walter C. Allen III and Vincent M. Allen as well as her brothers Michael, Joseph, John and Thomas. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Celebration on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 492 Ocean Ave. Portland, ME. 

Burial in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland will be at the family’s convenience.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Mary E. (Hall) Daggett

Scarborough, ME – Mary E. (Hall) Daggett, 97, of Cumberland, died on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  She was the wife of the late Alfred A. Daggett, who died on February 5, 1984.

She was born on July 1, 1918 in Falmouth, ME a daughter of the late Luke G. & Helen V. (Grotto) Hall.  She spent a good portion of her childhood travelling the country before her family settled in the Pownal area when she was a teenager.  She married Alfred in 1946 and they moved to Cumberland, where they would stay, in 1947.

Mary worked building Liberty Ships in South Portland as a tacker during WWII.  She then spent twenty three years at American Can Company in Portland before retiring in 1973.  She also loved horses and greatly enjoyed her vegetable gardens.

She is survived by her two sons Mark A. Daggett and his wife Marie of Cumberland and Edward G. Robinson of Worcester, MA.  She also leaves seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Luke G. Hall.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her life on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Daggett residence, 184 Pleasant Valley Road, Cumberland.

Mary will be interred with her husband at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, ME.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that, this spring, plant a vegetable garden in her memory and think of her when you are enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Lois H. (McLain) Mailloux

Lois Hazel Mailloux, 63, unexpectedly passed away November 9th, at her home in Auburn. Lois was born  the only daughter of the late Robert McLain and Sylvia (Kennedy) McLain of Strong.

Lois was a graduate of the Livermore Falls High School. She enjoyed swimming, skiing, singing, dancing, kayaking, politics and road trips. She very much cherished the time spent with her 3 granddaughters. Lois was a free spirit, moving to her own beat.

Survivors include: daughter Jenny Macomber, her husband Jason, their daughters  Macey Smith, Mara Macomber and RyLeigh Macomber; son Robert Mailloux, his wife Chanthou; her mother Sylvia; brothers John, Terry, Mike, and Steve.

Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local animal shelter.

 

 

Lawrence C. “Larry” Bodwell

Portland, ME — Larry Bodwell, 61, of 371 Forest Ave, Portland, ME passed quietly on the night of November 5, 2015.

Lawrence Charles Bodwell was born on August 16, 1954 in Dexter Maine, to Vernor Charles Bodwell Jr. and Dorothy Miller Bodwell. Larry attended the Dexter schools and attended the University of Southern Maine. Larry managed a McDonalds and worked at Bicknell’s Photo before finding his niche with Oakhurst in 1990. Larry started out in shipping, and then moved to IT in 1993, where he was a valued employee until his retirement in 2014.

Larry was a history buff and immensely enjoyed a recent retirement trip to Washington, DC provided by Oakhurst. His Oakhurst family meant the world to him, especially Paul Connolly, Debbie Randall, Brian Davis, Tim Hundt and Derek Bibb.

Larry’s passion over the years was bowling, and he won many tournaments with his bowling team. They were great buddies and his presence, as well as his great sense of humor, will be missed by the team.

Larry is survived by his two daughters, Eliza Beth of Oldmar, FL and Emily Ann of Menisee, CA and 3 grandchildren, Brooklyn, Vincent and Matthew. His Dad, Vern Bodwell of Dexter, ME, brother Dennis Bodwell and wife Lisa, of The Villages, FL, and a sister, Sharon Mulcahy and husband Thomas, of Florence, KY. He has two nieces and nephews whom he loved. Lucas Palmer of East Greenbush, NY, Andrew Bodwell and wife Joy of Olympia, WA, Ashley Palmer of Dexter, ME and Meghan Bodwell of Boston, MA. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy in 2005.

 He will be remembered by a special friend Rick Piacentini, and his friends at Forest Gardens.

A celebration of his life will held at a wake on December 28th at Forest Gardens. A graveside service will be held at a future date with information to follow.

Charles R. Loverin

Bridgton, ME – Charles R. Loverin, 82, of Bridgton and formerly of Middleboro, MA died on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 peacefully at his home, with his wife by his side.  He was the husband of Kathleen F. (Ring) Loverin. 

He was born in Brockton, MA on June 28, 1933 a son of the late Charles I. & Anita (Nealey) Loverin.  After high school he served his country as a member of the US Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.  Upon his return he earned his Master’s in Education from Bridgewater State College. 

Charlie held several positions in the Massachusetts school systems, including History Teacher, Football Coach, Assistant Principal and Superintendent. 

He was a current member of the Sierra Club and the American Legion while in Massachusetts.  He enjoyed hiking, camping and traveling, however his greatest joy was spending quality time with his family. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his six children Michael Loverin and his wife Sally of Rutland, MA; Marc Loverin of Scituate, MA; Andrew Loverin of Randolph, MA; Annette Olsen and her husband Alan of Georgetown, MA; Matthew Walsh of Taunton, MA and Scott Walsh and his wife Michelle of Raynham, MA as well as several loving grandchildren and his nephew Joseph Caddell of Steamboat, CO.  He was also the brother of the late Anita Brophy, Marguerite Caddell and Richard Loverin. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (Stone church), South Main Street, Raynham, MA. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

St Jude Children’s Hospital

1102 17th Ave Suite #300

 

Nashville, TN 37212 

Sarah E. Look

We sit tonight to write Sarah’s obituary.  Bach is playing.  Her paintings fill the room. The details of her life can and will be enumerated but Sarah rose above the details of life.  Her vision was transcendent.  She overcame the shackles of illness and continued with her drawing, painting and writing until her last day.  Her work was fueled by a love of life.  So she painted flowers. 

The flowers open to blue skies and ocean meadows.  They sing in the chorus of color and form which Sarah felt somewhere deep in the kind, passionate and Thoughtful person that she was blessed to be.

Blessings are bestowed.  What we make of them is the quilt, the fabric that we weave.  Sarah’s quilt covers many, her family, her friends and her caregivers. Sarah wove with appreciation, love and the wonder of living, of living a full and contributory life.  We all remain warm and secure under the quilt she has left us.

Sarah Elizabeth was born the day of a howling snow blizzard, Feb. 17, 1952, Bangor, Me.  That ominous entry set the tone for her capacity to appreciate and engage in life.  As she often referred to herself, she was the middle child, entangled between two sets of brothers and sisters; she, the go-between, peacemaker…the ‘blonde’ one.

She attended University of Maine, Orono and Augusta, having been a student at both Jonesport and Narraguagus High Schools.  Since a child, Sarah doodled, trails of pen and inks following her throughout her life.  Those doodles led to the beginnings of her life portfolio, from her intricate depictions in biology lab workbook to her canvases of oil, acrylics, charcoal, pen and inks, pastels, now hanging world wide in private collections, galleries, libraries, schools, hospitals.

Sarah’s pursuit of the painterly life led to study under master artist Bill Moïse, of Hancock, Me.  Under his tutelage, she commanded the impressions of nature in her watercolors, rendering delicate botanicals, stormy seascapes, pastorals.  Her passion and energy for expression led to a warehouse of work, later becoming her own art gallery in Ellsworth, ME. 

Sarah’s creative muse didn’t stop with painting, however. She consulted low income women in how to ‘dress for success’, designed a line of women’s fashions, threw clay, produced a line of greeting cards, modeled a brief stint in Boston, worked retail in Palm Beach and Boston, ultimately accepting a position of lead designer for an international home goods company in Portland. 

After 10 commercially successful years there, Sarah combined her visual sense to the literal world, writing and illustrating her works of poetry and prose and consulting others in the field as well.

Pastimes for Sarah included football (forever Brady fan), basketball, golf, creative cooking, caring for her many cats, being with her family but especially creating and just having fun with her dear friend, creative collaborator and spiritual sidekick Dr. John Driscoll. 

Sarah’s devotion to her family, particularly to her nieces and nephews and her nephew’s children ‘her babies’ was unwavering, as was her dedication to her place of worship: St. Luke’s. Her dry and sarcastic wit, sought and savored; her talents, unbounding; her zest for life, unstoppable ‘til her last breath.

Sarah was born with incurable heart disease, overcame breast and ocular cancer, was projected by doctors’ to not live beyond the age of 2, possibly 3 years old.

Sarah’s family especially thanks Dr. Kaminow, Neurologist and Cardiologists Dr. Sawyer, Dr. Corsello, Dr. Shao for their caring and empathy and most especially, Dr. John Love, for his care, guidance, support and love given to Sarah.

Sarah is survived by sisters Jane Abbott Look and Kathryn Grace Caler, brother Robert Arthur Look, nieces Hannah Elizabeth Abbott Look and Kristin Caler Hernandez and husband Timothy , nephew Christopher Robert Caler and wife Stephanie and their children Andrew  and Addison.  She is predeceased by her parents Virginia Abbott Look and Oscar Lowell Look, sr, brother Oscar L. Look, jr and nephew Vance Emerald Caler. 

Services to held at St. Luke’s Catheral, Portland,  Nov. 16 at 4:00 PM and at Community Church, South Addison, ME, Nov. 22 at 1:00 PM. Flowers accepted and/or donations given to the Maine Heart Association, Scarborough.