Lucie (Roy) Martel

Auburn, ME – Lucie (Roy) Martel, 77 of Auburn died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Central Maine Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late Bernard Martel. 

She was born on August 24, 1938 in Lewiston, ME a daughter of the late Laureate & Irene (Brilliant) Roy.  She attended St. Louis and Walton school in Auburn. 

Lucie worked at Knapp Shoe for six years, leaving to become a devoted housewife and mother. She was a member of the Iris Club and the National Gardeners Club.  She took many senior trips and was an avid Bingo player. 

In her early years, she loved sewing, crafts and gardening.  Her green thumb was a passion she cultivated her entire life, rivaling even her love of jigsaw puzzles; which she could often be found making in the sunny warmth of her little glass greenhouse.  In the winter, her days were filled with reading, colorful beading, jewelry making, complex jigsaw puzzles and socializing with her many friends and family.  Her greatest passion, however, was her husband of 53 years, Bernard. 

Lucie is survived by her children: Doris Green and her husband Troy of Turner, Elaine Martel of Auburn, Gene Quimby and her husband Rick of Turner, Chet Martel of Livermore and Fern Lake and her husband William of Auburn.  She also leaves her ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, her siblings Armand Roy of Auburn and Omer Roy of Scarborough as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Rita Deschamps and Roger Roy. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, on the corner of Minot and Western Aves in Auburn.  Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, ME.  A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 31, 426 Washington Street-North, Auburn. 

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

Clover Health Care

Kerry Place Unit

440 Minot Ave.

Auburn, ME 04210

 

Attn: Sandy Robbins

Annette (McArthur) Rowley

Saco, ME –Annette McArthur Rowley, 79, passed away on March 20, 2016 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine after a long illness.  She was born in Price, Utah to Rhea Wakefield and Perry L. McArthur.  Annette is survived by her husband of 59 years, Wayne A. Rowley of Saco, Maine, a daughter, Kimberly Gillingham (Peter), of Arundel, ME, sons, David Scott Rowley of Atlanta, GA, and Val Stuart Rowley (Marilyn) of Concord, OH, two grandsons, Austin Carr of Auburn, ME and Matthew Carr of Windham, ME, a step-grandson, Josh Janeck of Concord, OH, two brothers, Gregg McArthur (Marlene), of Riverton, UT, Kent McArthur (Louise) of Ogden, UT and a sister, Mary Kukahiko (Glenn) of Orem, UT and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father and by three older brothers, Hampton, Rex and Nedd McArthur. 

Annette grew up in Price, Utah, a small city in Southeast Utah where she attended Carbon High School.  She earned a B.A. degree in English at Utah State University and an M.A. in English and Speech at Washington State University.  After graduate school she taught English at Middletown High School in Frederick County, MD.  In 1968 she moved with her family to Ames, IA where she taught speech, English and British literature for 26 years.  Annette retired from Ames High in 1996 and devoted much of the next ten years to serving on the board, organizing and teaching at OLLI, the college for seniors at Iowa State University. In 2008, she moved with her husband to a retirement community in Saco, Maine, a coastal suburb or Portland. 

Annette was a patron of the Arts both at Iowa State University’s Brunnier Gallery and at the Portland Museum of Art (Maine) where she was a member of the museum’s elite Group of One Hundred. She often visited the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, ME, a place founded, in part, to honor the work of the Wyeth family of painters.  Annette loved the theater and dramatic productions.  She was a member of the Ames Community Theater Company (ACTORS) where she participated in numerous productions as an actress, producer, director and member of the board.In 2001 she received the Local Treasure Award from the Ames Community Arts Council. She was member of the Ames Chapter of the Des Moines Opera Guild where she served as chapter president.  

She was an avid Iowa State University basketball fan and rarely missed either the ISU men’s or women’s home games.  Annette loved gardening and visited gardens all over the world.  She was an active member of the Casco Bay Gardening Club. 

Annette delighted in seeing the wonders of the world and often accompanied her husband when traveling on research and teaching excursions.  She lived with her family in London, England in 1977 where she enjoyed the world-class theater so readily available there.  She often saw two and occasionally three plays in a single day.  When she wasn’t in the theater, she was taking classes at the City Lit just off Tottenham Court Road where they specialized in English and British literature.  In addition to the countries in Great Britain, she traveled throughout Europe and the northern Mediterranean.   Some of her favorite places were New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Russia, Brazil and, of course, Florida, Hawaii and California.  She also loved to visit Washington, D.C. and New York City. 

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, School St., Saco, Maine on Thursday, March 24th.  Following the memorial service a reception will be held at the Inn in the Atlantic Heights Retirement Center, Harbor Street in Saco.  Another memorial service will be held in the late spring or early summer in Ames, Iowa. 

Annette will be laid to rest in the Iowa State University Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Ames Iowa High School Foundation’s Annette McArthur Rowley Scholarship Fund.

 

Beverly A. (Palmer) Harlow

Pownal, ME – Beverly A. (Palmer) Harlow, 62, of Pownal died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of Larry K. Harlow. 

She was born in Portland, ME on July 25, 1953 the only daughter of the Llyod L. & Winnifred G. (Woods) Palmer Sr.  She attended schools in South Portland, graduating from South Portland High School as a member of the class of 1971. 

Beverly spent time as the secretary for the Pownal Elementary School, while her children attended and then went on to work as the Assistant Bank Manager for People’s Bank in Yarmouth, now TD Bank. 

She enjoyed her flower gardens and would spend her spare time crocheting.  Her afghans and scarves, if not made for family, would be donated to the Freeport Community Services to help those in need. 

Besides Larry she is survived by her two children, Sheila Harlow and Joseph Harlow, both of Pownal and her granddaughter Jadelynn Harlow, also of Pownal.  She also leaves her two brothers Mark Palmer and his wife Jerri of South Portland and Kenneth Palmer and his wife Brenda of Limerick, several nieces and nephews and her best friend Sandra Giggey and her husband Gerald of Brunswick. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. 

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

VNA Hospice

50 Foden Road

 

South Portland, ME 04106

Richard C. “Dick” Uhlman

Falmouth, ME – It is with great sadness that we report the death of Richard (Dick) C. Uhlman Sr, MD., who died peacefully at his home in Falmouth Maine on March 13, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

Born in 1927 in Plainfield, NJ, one of seven children of Otto and Emma Uhlman, he and his siblings grew up during some of the harsher conditions of the Depression. That experience left him with a work ethic that remained his entire life.

After high school graduation in 1944, he enlisted in the US Army and was sent to Japan as part of the Army of Occupation.  He held a deep lifelong respect for the culture of the Japanese people from this experience.

Upon returning from Japan, he went to Rutgers University for his undergraduate studies and then to Temple University School of Medicine under the GI Educational Bill and served his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.  It was during his residency at Abington that he met his future wife Margaret (Peg) Eyer and they were married in July 1958.  He completed his residency in Urology at Hahnemann Hospital.

Moving to West Chester, PA, he formed a thriving urology practice, and was proud to keep current in the changing times of medicine from the 1960’s through the 1990’s.

He and Peg raised six children all of whom went on to individual success in family and profession, to his great pride.

His many hobbies included woodworking, winemaking and gardening but his greatest joy was acting the role of “Boss” to his clan of children and grandchildren. Peg and Dick retired to Maine in 2007 where they enjoyed many happy times and gatherings with their family and loved ones.

In keeping with his wishes, no funeral will be held, but a private celebration of life is planned for later this year.

His family wishes to thank the compassionate care of his physicians’ and practitioners at ME Center for Cancer Medicine and the exceptional work of the staff and caregivers at OceanView and Hospice of Southern Maine.

Charitable remembrances may be directed to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074

Douglas L. Peaslee

Buxton, ME — Douglas Lee Peaslee, 61, of Buxton died on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Judith (Noyes) Peaslee. 

He was born in Rumford, ME a son of Silas F. Peaslee and the late Charlotte (West) Peaslee.  He was raised in North Yarmouth and graduated in 1973 from Greely High School in Cumberland. 

Doug was very work oriented and sometimes worked multiple jobs and odd hours, just to provide for his family.  He was a long time technician for Century Tire in Portland before becoming a commercial truck driver.  He put in 35 years behind the wheel hauling freight, groceries and mail.  His employment included working for DECO, AirRide, Hannaford Brothers and most recently Keith Shorey Trucking. 

He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed working on household projects.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and his seventeen gradkids and was unable to see number eighteen, who is due in June.  His pride and joy were his cats, Parker and Milo. 

Besides his wife he is survived by his two daughters Jody Haase and her husband Herb and her seven children, Alexis, William, Isabella, Herbert, Anna, Hudsen and Hayden; and Stephanie Jensen and her husband Darren and her two children Griffin and Skye as well as his two sons Douglas L. Peaslee II and his wife Darsha and his four children Douglas, Danica, Domenica and Donovan and Edson Peaslee and his wife Andrea and his five children Caitlin Gora, Kolby, Konnor, Keegan and Christianne Leigh (named after her grandfather).  He also leaves a brother Gary Peaslee and sisters Bonnie Littlefield, Debra Gellatly, Sherri Curit and Charlotte Kane as well as many nieces, nephews
and three foster sisters.  He was also the brother of the late Silas Peaslee.
 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life from 2 – 6 p.m. on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the Yarmouth AmVets Hall, 148 North Road, Yarmouth. 

Please make donations in Doug’s memory to the Animal Refuge League of Westbrook of the Maine Cancer Society.

Edward J. Cunningham

Scarborough, ME — Edward James Cunningham 83, died on March 2, in Portland after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Helen R. Cunningham, who passed away in October. They were married at St. Kevin’s in Dorchester, Ma. on November 4, 1961. Edward was born in Boston, Ma. on April 10, 1932 to John and Agnes Cunningham. He was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. 

Ed went into the Air Force after high school during the Korean conflict. He served mostly as a radar tracker and mechanic, but was also a spotter for rescue operations and trained as a bombardier. He used to joke that for his training he bombed New Orleans in a B-29. After the service, Ed became a Revenue Officer for the IRS where he worked until retirement. After taking a year off, Ed went right back to work full time for another decade as a parking garage attendant. He used to like to tell funny stories about the people he saw every day coming in and out of the garage. 

He was a member of the parish of Our Lady of Hope and a devout Catholic all of his life. 

Ed was a lifelong reader and was especially interested in history and the lives of the saints, as well as other people who were on a spiritual quest. When he was younger, he enjoyed camping and traveling. As he got older, he could usually be found “puttering around” the house or in the back yard fixing something or working on a project. Ed liked to follow the Red Sox and Patriots and he had fond memories of going to Fenway Park as a boy in Boston. But what he liked most was to go out to eat with his wife and best friend, Helen, and visit his children and grandchildren. Ed had a sharp wit and could make his family laugh by poking fun at them and himself. 

Ed is survived by his Son Edward Cunningham of Portland, his daughter-in-law Jennifer Tingle, and their children Helen and William; his son Patrick Cunningham of Hallowell, his daughter-in-law Wendy Harper, and their children Charlotte and Josephine; his daughter Mary Bass of Woodstock, Georgia, his son-in-law Chris Bass, and their children Colton and Carlene. His sister Francis Nuzzo of Leesburg, Florida, and many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius X on Ocean, Ave in Portland, Me. on April 8th at 11:00 o’clock. A reception will follow at the church hall. 

He and his wife Helen will be buried together in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Springvale, ME.  Committal services will be private. 

 

 

Maria T. Giordano-Kimball

Windham, ME — Maria Teresa Giordano-Kimball of Windham, Maine passed away on Wednesday, March 8th, with her family nearby after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband Kurt, of Windham, her two sons, Anthony of Windham and Nicholas of Portland.  She also leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other family members.

Maria was born on July 23rd, 1952 at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine to Connie and Nino Giordano.  She graduated from Portland High School in 1970, and took classes at the University of Southern Maine thereafter.  While working at Maine Mack Truck in Westbrook, she met the love of her life, Kurt Kimball.  The two married in 1977, and later moved to Windham to start a life together.

She spent 20 years in the insurance industry prior to changing careers to spend more time with her children.  After moving on from insurance, she worked for the Windham School District for nearly 15 years before her illness cut her career short.  While she enjoyed teaching all subjects, she found particular joy in working with the children of the special education department.  During her time at the Windham School District, she made many lasting friendships with the teachers and staff.

Maria was a very caring, strong, and honest woman who was not afraid to stand up for what she believed in. As was her nature, she loved helping and inspiring others; whether through giving general life advice, or through her lesson plans at school.  She always made sure to make a positive impact on everyone she knew.

Her favorite hobby was gardening.  Every summer, she worked hard to maintain a large garden that even those with the greenest thumbs would be proud of.  In addition to gardening, she enjoyed boating, going to the beach, baking, and interior decorating.  Maria was proud of her Italian roots, and as a result, family was always most important to her.  Her husband and two sons meant the world to her.  She enjoyed taking trips to Florida with her family and spending time with her parents.

She had an incredible sense of humor that she maintained right until the end.  Nothing seemed to be too big of a challenge for her, as she handled life’s challenges with grace and confidence.  She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Maria’s friend, Debbie Hall, for all of her help and planning throughout this process. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland, ME.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in Maria’s memory to:

The Patrick Dempsey Center

29 Lowell Street

Lewiston, ME 04240

Helen L. (Foster) Sears

South Portland – Helen L. Sears, 84, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2016.  

Born in Yarmouth, Massachusetts on 10/22/1931 she was the daughter of Sumner and Mildred (Goodwin) Foster.  She attended schools in So. Yarmouth, MA and moved to South Portland, Maine in 1943.  She graduated from Portland High School in 1949.  

She was employed by the offices of Sears Roebuck, Maine Security Systems and Hannaford retiring in 1989.  Helen enjoyed gardening, crocheting, reading, baking and going to lunch with her many friends but most of all she loved spending time with her family. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, William A Sears, Sr. in 1992 as well as her parents and brothers Howard & Frank Foster, sister Jean Crowe all of Hyannis, MA and sister Sharon Lantigua of Arundel, ME. 

She is survived by her sister, Diane Anderson of Clearwater, FL.  Helen will be deeply missed by her son, William A. Sears, Jr and his wife, Dianne; her grandson, Daniel B., and her granddaughter, Laura M. all of South Portland, whom she loved and adored with all of her heart.   She also loved her many nieces and nephews. The family thanks the wonderful caregivers of Advantage Home Care and Genesis Healthcare at Pine Point Center.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a casual prayer service to be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery; 672 Stevens Ave, Portland, Maine.  Burial to take place later this spring at Calvary Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine:  www.warriorlegacyfoundation.org

Brian D. Lutz

Westbrook, ME — Brian David Lutz lost his battle with his demons and addiction March 6, 2016 but has finally found peace.

Brian was born November 18, 1979 in Bath, Maine. He is the son of John and Arlene (Dunphy) Lutz of Westbrook. 

In his early years one of his favorite things to do was to spend time at White Lake State Park in Tamworth, NH with his Dad and his Grammie and Grandpa.  There were many, many camping trips there.  While a student at Westbrook High School he enjoyed playing his trumpet in the marching band, pep band and jazz band.  After graduating from WHS in 1998 he had quite a few jobs and finally settled at Auto Europe in Portland and worked there for many years until his death.  While there he got to travel the world extensively, which he so enjoyed. 

Some of his favorite things were Jam Bands, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and Karaoke.  But his most precious thing in life was his son Keagan.  He spent a great deal of time with Keagan and was teaching him to play “chest” as Keagan called it. 

We will remember him for his sweet smile which Keagan shares.

Brian was predeceased by his step-grandfather Earl (Bumpa) Dunphy, grandfather Roy Lutz Sr. and grandmother Mary Anne Elwell. 

He is survived by his parents John and Arlene of Westbrook, son Keagan of Cape Elizabeth, grandmother Claire Lutz of Bath, (who always referred to him as “my Brian”) grandfather Alan Elwell of Bath and Port Orange Florida; siblings Stacey Heavin and her husband Sean of Hollis, Grant Delaware and his wife Jeannie and their son Tae of Scarborough, Ryan Delaware and his partner Kathleen Dull of Albuquerque, NM, Logan Dleaware and his wife Kate of Leander, TX, April Dleaware of Westbrook, Robbie Nunes of Florida and Alicia Nunes of Florida; former partner, staunch supporter and mother of his sone, Linda Smith and her children Jordan and Kiera of Cape Elizabeth; Aunts and Uncles, Brenda Elwell-Taylor and her husband Jason, Lisa Elwell, Mike Elwell and his wife Nancey, Beau Elwell and his wife Traycee, Grady Elwell and his wife Beth, Sandy (Lutz) Gilson and her husband Bill and Donna Davis; and many cousins and friends. 

There will be no formal service. An open house Celebration of Bri’s Life will be held at his parents’ home at 36 Richard Street, Westbrook on Saturday, March 12 from 1:00-5:00 PM.  Please come and share your memories of Brian with us and each other.   A burial for the family will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you perform an act of kindness and think of Bri when you are doing it.

You are now at peace our sweet son- we loved you then- we love you now- we will love you always.  

Here’s to you sweet Bri.

William M. “Bill” Hlister

Lisbon Falls – William (Bill) M. Hlister, 58 of Lisbon Falls died peacefully at his home. He was born on May 3, 1957 in Portland to John J. and Miriam (Robson) Hlister.

Bill graduated from Morse High School, class of 1975. He was previously employed by Bath Iron Works, Stinson Canning Company   and the Slovak Club in Lisbon Falls.  He enjoyed trivia, football, fishing, horseshoes and participated in dart tournaments and competition pistol shooting. He was a member of the Slovak Catholic Association, The Left Hand Club, Sons of American Legion, A Lifetime member of the Bath Elks Club.

He was predeceased by his father John J. Hlister, Jr. 

He is survived by his mother, Miriam R. Hlister of Baltimore, MD, two sisters, Janet M. of Baltimore MD, Kathy Woodman and her husband, Brian, their sons, Jonathan and Thomas, all of Falmouth, and a brother Glenn Gamrat and his wife Darlene of Sabattus and his children, Nick of Everett WA, and Jessica of Cape Coral FL. He also has many cousins. 

A celebration of his life will be on April 2nd, 2016 from 1-4 pm at The Slovak Club, 26 Avery St, Lisbon Falls. 

Donations may be made is his memory to:

Central Maine Adaptive Sports

200 Lost Valley Road 

Auburn ME  04210