Autumn Jean Cropley

Portland – On July 9, 2016 God called for his little Angel Autumn Jean home to Heaven. 

She was born on September 23, 2015 to Adam Cropley and Shyla Hicks of Portland ME. Although having Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, this never stopped her from being a happy baby. 

Although Autumn’s life may have been short, she touched so many hearts; including the several Health Care Professionals that came to work with her every week. 

She will be greatly missed by her sisters, Ava Marie and Alycianna. 

Autumn is survived by her Paternal Grandparents; Scott Grover of Limington, Melissa Scott-Cropley of Portland, Paternal Great Grandparents; George and Linda Scott of Livermore Falls. Maternal Grandparents Wendell Hicks of Westbrook and  Laura Landry of Portland and Great Grandmother Diane Landry of Portland. Autumn also leaves several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Autumn’s family would like to give special thanks to her Team: Theresa Cunniff her PT Therapist, Theresa Barbieri her teacher, Karyn McNally her nurse and Sharon Silver her OT Therapist. We cannot show you our appreciation for helping our baby girl. 

Please join us for a graveside service Monday July 18, 2016 at 11:30 am at New Calvary Cemetery, 1460 Broadway South Portland ME. 

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Autumn’s memory to:

March of Dimes

136 US Route 1 

Scarborough ME 04074

Shane R. Wescott

Kennebunk, ME — Shane R. Wescott, 57 of Kennebunk passed away on July 10, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with his loving family by his side after a long battle with Neurosarcoidosis. 

Shane was born in Westbrook, ME on February 3, 1959 to Raymond E. & Patricia A. (May) Wescott, the eldest of four children. 

Before his illness took over, he was working as a CPA for the Portland Water District as well as many local area banks as an accountant. 

Shane was a diehard New Orleans Saints fan and he loved horse and auto racing.  He also taught little league in Westbrook area. 

He was predeceased by his father Raymond in 2005.  He is survived by his Mother Patricia A. Wescott, his brother Dwayne Wescott, and two sisters Kathleen McIntyre and Donna King all of Westbrook.  He also leaves several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank the River Ridge Neurorehab Center in Kennebunk for all the great care he received in the last five years.  They would also like to thank the Staff at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for all their compassionate care he received in his final days. 

A private funeral will be held at a later date.

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

Activity Fund at River Ridge Center

3 Brazier Lane 

Kennebunk, ME 04043

Robert H. Hack II

Yarmouth, ME — Robert Hamilton Hack II was born on December 29, 1962 to Robert Hamilton Hack and Mary Hague Hack of Cousins Island, Yarmouth, Maine.  

He spent his younger days surrounded by loving family and good friends playing until the street lights came on.  His sister remembers him making very elaborate sledding runs out behind his parents’ home and the teasing that often goes on between siblings so close in age.  He liked The Grateful Dead and went to many shows in the New England area.  Rob graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1981.  

He enjoyed working around the water on outboards and was employed as an Outboard Mechanic at many different boatyards in the area.  Robert had a sentimental heart hiding beneath a big exterior.   He spent the last 12 years taking care of his elderly father enabling his father to spend as many years as possible living at home.  

Bob had a love of cats that dated back to finding 3 kittens on Sandy Point Beach.  He also rescued a very special polydactyl cat he named Buddy. He liked camping and was enjoying that pastime with his sister, Christine, when he passed in his sleep on July 11, 2016.  

He is predeceased by his mother, Mary and his Aunty Ma, Marion Hack.  He is survived by his father Robert Hamilton Hack and his sister Christine Hack, his current small herd of felines, Kali, Jake and Dixie, as well as many cousins on both sides of his family. 

His family would like to thank the Yarmouth Police Department, Yarmouth Rescue, Yarmouth Assistant Harbormaster and the Brunswick Police Department for the use of their airboat.  A special thank you goes out to his good friend Clint and his son Dustin for their help.

His family would like to remind everyone that he died while doing something he loved to do in a place that he loved.  

At his request there will be no services.  An informal get together for friends and family is being planned for later in the summer. 

He will have a marker placed at the Cousins Island Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Hart Shelter of Maine.

Hart Shelter

PO Box 351 

Cumberland Maine  04021


Lynn E. Farnsworth

Lynn Farnsworth passed away peacefully on the morning of July 10, 2016 at the wonderful old age of 93. 

She is predeceased by her husband, Lucien Joseph Farnsworth, and her brothers Harold and Edmond Slater. 

Lynn is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Dr. Ann Barksdale, her husband Henry and their sons Matthew and Samuel from Cape Elizabeth, Maine; her son, Scott Farnsworth from Pelham, NH, his partner in love, Cindy Lepore and Scott’s daughters Kelly and Jennifer; and far too many friends and family to name individually. 

Born Marilyn Slater in Worcester, MA on September 04, 1923, she graduated in 1941 from Arlington High School where she enjoyed many activities including cheerleading.  Known as ‘Mal’ (short for Marilyn) to her high school friends, she eventually changed her name to Lynn in an effort to escape this nickname.  Her varied career included professional water ballet; transistor assembly; hotel and restaurant entrepreneur; X-ray technician; and culminated by working alongside her husband in food service at Boston University.  None of these experiences she found more fulfilling than her role as the wise and loving ‘Gramma Lynn’ to her four grandchildren.   

Lynn enjoyed snow skiing and playing cards with close friends and family.   She enthusiastically cheered her son’s college crew races, and attended her daughter’s many gymnastics competitions and dance recitals.  In retirement, Lynn and her husband became amateur taphophiles studying New England tombstones and their rich history.  She loved her summers in Littlefield’s Village in Ogunquit, ME where she was surrounded by generations of family and friends.  It was here that she was truly in her element.  


In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Lynn’s love for Ogunquit, memorial donations may be made for Ogunquit’s Beach Plum Farm in care of the Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) at P.O. Box 151, South Berwick, ME 03908.

Eunice L. (Porter) Brewer

Leeds, ME – Eunice L. Brewer, 88, of Leeds, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Hawthorne House in Freeport, surrounded by her family. 

She was born in Portland, ME on July 20, 1927 a daughter of the late Frank W. & Armrel L. (Holt) Porter.  At an early age she moved, with her grandparents, to Houlton, ME where she attended local schools. 

Eunice loved listening to her great grandchildren play.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, crossword puzzles and telling stories. 

She is survived by her children John Brewer and his wife Sandra of Harker Heights TX, James Brewer of Yarmouth, Nancy Childs and her husband William Sr. of Leeds and Betty Brewer of Liberty PA.  She also leaves a brother, Robert Porter and his wife Lois of Biloxi, MS, thirteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  She was also the Mother of the late Rose-Mary Hobbs Green and Barbara Brewer. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Pentecostal Church, 715 College Street, Lewiston, ME.   Burial in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, ME will be held at a later date. 

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

St. Jude’s Children Hospital

Paul C. Fontaine

Portland, ME – Paul C. Fontaine, 53, of Portland died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

He was born on November 8, 1962 in Portland, ME a son of the late Henri O. & Irene E. (Mulkern) Fontaine. 

Paul enjoyed riding his bike, fishing, camping and country music.  He loved teasing children, all the kids adored him.  He was a caretaker by nature; he would be the first one to step up and help anyone who asked.  Paul was a unique treasure and will be sadly missed by all. 

Paul is survived by a son Christopher Paul; two daughters Temicia and Heather and two step daughters Erin and Adriene.  He also leaves five brothers, Robert Fontaine and his wife Judy, Frank Fontaine and his wife Jackie, Henri Fontaine, Thomas Fontaine and his wife Dottie and Joey Fontaine and four sisters Roseanne Talbot and her husband Timmy, Mary Jeanne Sacco and her partner Rick, Eileen Fontaine and Bernadette Gorman and her husband John as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and a million and one cousins.  He was also the brother of the late James R. Fontaine, Anne Grover and Barbara Jean Darling. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to their nephew Steve for being there from beginning to end, Paul and Stephen had a special love for each other. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, on the corner of Sherman and Mellen Streets in Portland.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME. 

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

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road


Scarborough, ME 04074

Elizabeth “Liz” G. (Reed) Terwilliger

Cumberland, ME – Elizabeth “Liz” Terwilliger, 54, died Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016, at her home in Cumberland, Maine. 

Elizabeth was born in Burlington, Vermont, on August 16, 1961. She was the daughter of Donald and Alice “Gail” Reed. She grew up in Brandon, VT and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1979. She continued her education in Burlington, VT first attending Champlain College and then transferring to the University of Vermont from which she graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She later received an associate’s degree from Champlain College in respiratory therapy. 

In 1988, she married David Terwilliger in Brandon, VT. Liz was the devoted mother of two sons, Jack and David, whom she adored. Liz was an inspired cook and worked as a sous chef in several Burlington area fine restaurants before becoming a respiratory therapist. She was highly regarded by co-workers in her career as a respiratory therapist in Burlington, VT and later at Southern Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. 

Liz enjoyed the arts, gardening, and the ocean. She was a gifted ski racer in high school and enjoyed several outdoor sports. In recent years she discovered more talent and fell in love with creating handmade goods in her workshop. 

Liz is survived by her sons, Jack Terwilliger of Santa Monica, California and David Terwilliger, II who attends the University of Maine at Orono; her brother Donald M. Reed and his wife Sue of Jeffersonville, VT; her sisters, Alison Palmer of Brandon, VT and Margaret G. Reimers and her husband Gary of Texas; and her former husband, David Terwilliger of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 


There will be a small a celebration of her life on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for family and close friends.

Robert L. “Bobby” Davis

Portland, ME – Robert L. Davis, 61, of Portland died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Maine Medical Center. 

He was born on January 10, 1955 in Portland, ME a son of the late Richard E. and Doris (Frank) Davis Sr.  He attended local area schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1973. 

Bobby worked for Portland Public Works and Dyers Variety for many years.  He attended the Portland Boys & Girls Club and was an Alumni, a member of the YMCA and enjoyed camping and basketball as a child.  He owned and raced horses at Scarborough Downs and enjoyed spending time at the Lost Coin Café and devoted much of his time to Dyers Variety and very much enjoyed working with Karen. 

Bobby is survived by his brother Richard Davis Jr. and his longtime girlfriend Julie Mardigan of South Portland, a son Mike Brackett and his three sons, all of Westbrook.  He is also survived by his Aunt Evelyn Dipietro, his Uncle Raymond Frank Sr. both of Scarborough and another Aunt Ellie DiDonato of Standish as well as his niece Regina Davis and her fiancée Abbas Almontafiji of Portland, two nephews Richard Davis III of Las Vegas, NV and Matthew Keene and his fiancée Angela Higgins of Gorham and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins including his roommate for the past nine years Mike Young.  He was also the brother of the late John Davis. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Chase Cemetery, 64-128 Highland Cliff Road, Windham.  A gathering will follow at 247 Huston Road in Gorham.


Thanks you all and God Bless You.

Ernest “Ernie” C. Seymour Jr.

Falmouth, Maine – Ernest (Ernie) Clifford Seymour Jr. passed away from complications of pneumonia on Sunday June 19, 2016 at Hawthorne House, Freeport, Maine. 

He was born in Wayland Massachusetts on December 9th 1929, the son of Ernest C. Seymour and Lillian A (Buswell) Seymour. Ernie attended North Andover schools and graduated from Essex Agricultural School in Danvers, Massachusetts. As a veteran of the U.S.Army, Ernie served 4 years in Berlin, Germany guarding the US and Britain borders before the construction of the Berlin wall. 

Ernie was a strong minded, hard working and devoted man who married Rosemary Keefe January 1, 1960 and together they helped run the family business, Seymour’s Greenhouse and Florist in North Andover Massachusetts for almost 50 years. During that time, Ernie also worked nights at the Oxford Paper and at Wang Labs as a facilities engineer. 

He enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends in Vermont and gardening in his back yard. He Loved the Greenhouse & Florist business and worked hard to grow the best flowers for local town residents and businesses.  He always said the secret of a healthy plant is the soil it grows in. He loved to educate people on flowers and plants and show them how best to protect them from insects and disease. Using compost and mixing it with the correct amount of peat moss made his geraniums the best in town.  

Ernie was an inventor. He created a soil sifter from iron pipe scrap and a small motor to remove the stones and leaves in his potting soil. When his wife asked for a swimming pool, he built one in a greenhouse so that it could be used in the winter. With his Yankee ingenuity, he was always thinking on how to help people make any job easier. 

When he retired in 1997, Ernie and Rosemary traveled around the country visiting friends and relatives, including a trip to County Cork, Ireland to see the house Rosemary’s father grew up in. 

Ernie is survived by his son Clifford Seymour, daughter in law Colleen Hanlon Seymour, his grandchildren Cally and Keegan from Falmouth, Maine, his sisters Martha Scheipers and Elsie Maranto both from North Andover Massachusetts and many nieces and nephews from the surrounding area. 

The Seymour Family would like to thank the Nurses and Staff at the Hawthorne House in Freeport Maine for all the great care they do for their residents. 

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in September in North Andover, Massachusetts. An announcement will be posted then. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Diabetes foundation.