Dr. Barbara (Wiener) Raisbeck

Scarborough, ME – Dr. Barbara (Wiener) Raisbeck, 88, of Piper Shores, died on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was the wife of the late Gordon Raisbeck. 

Barbara was born on February 7, 1928 in Arlington, MA a daughter of the late Norbert & Marguerite (Engemann) Wiener. After graduating from high school, Barbara went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University School of Journalism and then earned her PhD in Biology from Brandeis University. 

Barbara had a career in journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter. She published many short stories and poems.  While raising five children, Barbara worked toward a PhD in biology. She also had a career in science working as a professor of biology and doing research in the field of insect physiology. 

Barbara was a member of the League of Woman Voters, a member and past president of the Portland Club, and belonged to many literary and book clubs. 

A voracious reader, Barbara always had a book in hand and another in her bag. She continued to write stories and articles long into retirement. Barbara enjoyed exploring local history, and restoring and decorating her Victorian homes.  Barbara was a lover of animals, and cared for her dogs as long as she had the strength. 

She is survived by her children, Michael Raisbeck of Chelmsford, MA; Lucy Trombley of Grand Isle, VT; Alison Lanman of Portland, ME; and James Raisbeck of Lowell, MA.  She also leaves twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by beloved son Timothy Raisbeck. 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street Portland, ME.

Faith S. Miller

Falmouth, ME – Faith Sutton Miller passed away September 20th at age 94. She retained her signature optimism, and love of life and people, throughout her ninety-four years of life.She was proud to be mother to her four children and three grandchildren, and truly was the heart and soul of her family on a daily basis. 

Born on June 14, 1922, Faith lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland, as a child. She was the eldest of five children. She is survived by her siblings Martha Sutton Miller (Pittsburgh, PA); Dr. Harold Griffith Sutton, Jr. and Marjorie (Chicago, IL); and Sarah Hale Sutton (Silver Spring, MD). She was pre-deceased by her sister Virginia Sutton Smith. 

Faith majored in psychology while a student at George Washington University, from which institution she graduated in 1943. Over the many years since her college days, she stayed in touch with her sisters from Kappa Kappa Gamma, and enjoyed fond memories of good times with these friends. 

Faith was proud to celebrate her birthday on Flag Day. It is not surprising to her family that her pride in her country led her to serve in the WAVES during WWII. 

While in the Navy, she met Robert Anderson Miller III, who would become her husband of 56 years.  Sometimes the cagey character herself, Faith side-stepped Bob’s efforts to bump into her during lunch by frequently changing her own lunch time. Bob liked to say of their courting days: “I chased her until she caught me.” 

After their marriage in 1947, the couple came to Connecticut and settled first in Hartford, and thereafter in West Hartford, where they lived for fifty years, until Bob’s passing in 2004. 

A life-long Presbyterian, she was a faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford, CT and was an active member of the church choir for many, many years. 

In fact, Faith’s passion for music was inherited from her father, Harold Griffith Sutton, an esteemed professor at George Washington University, and a devotee of both singing and classical organ music. Faith poured herself into both vocal and violin study at the Peabody Conservatory. Faith’s unceasing warmth, kindness and devotion to her family were traits originating in her mother, Sarah Hale Sutton, and magnified with her own patience and resilience. 

Faith moved to Oceanview in Falmouth, ME, after the death of her husband. At Oceanview she enjoyed the camaraderie of her newly formed friendships, and took special pleasure in attending concerts and recitals on campus. 

Faith is survived by her four children: Nancy Houlihan of Falmouth, ME; Faith Miller and Bob Andrian of Marlborough, NH; Robert and Kim Miller of Walnut Creek, CA; and Betsy Miller of Falmouth, ME. She also leaves three grandchildren: Nathan Houlihan of Bloomington, IL; Rachel Houlihan of Portland, ME; and Thomas Miller of Walnut Creek, CA, and eleven nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to 

BrightFocus Foundation (macular degeneration)

22512 Gateway Center Drive

Clarksburg, MD 20871

Leo P. Albert

Auburn, ME – Leo Paul Albert, Jr., 67, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. 

He was born on June 24, 1949 in Nuremberg, Germany, a son of the late Leo P. & Alma C. (McInnis) Albert Sr.  After graduating High School, Leo went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree and his Substance Abuse Counselor License. 

Leo held numerous jobs, all across the country including working as a machinist and computer programmer and technician.  He also worked as a counselor at the recovery center at Mercy Hospital, Milestone and the Serenity House. 

He served his country and was honorably discharged from 101st Airborne Division where he served during Vietnam between October 12, 1966 and September 26, 1968.  Leo received a Vietnam service medal with four bronze service stars, the republic of Vietnam campaign medal and gallantry cross. 

He was a member of AA, the Disabled American Veterans and donated monthly to the Humane Society, UNICEF, St. Jude’s Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project.  Leo could also be found volunteering at the local homeless shelter, serving holiday dinners; his family seldom saw him during the holidays because he loved doing this.  Leo also enjoyed surprising his nieces and family members with financial help, readily paying for books and other needs and had a hard time accepting any thanks for his generosity. 

He enjoyed sports of all kinds, watching daily on television; he loved the Patriots, Celtic and NY Yankees.  Leo’s favorite times included his childhood in Cornish which included playing at the river, his tree house and sliding down the gravel pit.  As a young man he cherished his time in Colorado with his friends and lately greatly enjoyed being nestled in front his TV watching sports. 

He is survived by his aunt Luella DeWulf of Chesterton, IN, his four sisters Sharon Mallar of Auburn, ME, Theresa Scott of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Jackson of Winthrop, ME and Louella Madden of Leesburg, FL, his brother John Albert of Hiram, ME and a son Eric Grenier, who lives in the Midwest.  He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Per Leo’s request, there will be no funeral service, the family simply asks that everyone remember their own happy times and laughter with Leo; remember his generosity and care during his life and reach out to your charities and give to your community, always being reminded of his commitment.

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Patricia A. Wescott

Westbrook, ME – Patricia A Wescott 76 of Westbrook passed away peacefully on September 19th 2016 with her daughters by her side at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long relentless battle with a motor neuron disease which left her unable to walk or speak.

Patricia was born on December 10, 1939 to Leonard May and Laura (Caron) May in Westbrook. She was educated in Westbrook Maine She married the love of her life Raymond E Wescott on August 15,1958 in Westbrook He predeceased her in 2005.Patricia raised her 4 children in Westbrook she is predeceased by her eldest son Shane R Wescott who died in July of this year.

Patricia worked at Westbrook Spinning Company and later at Data General where she retired.

Patricia was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan as well as a New York Giants fan. She enjoyed reading and doing her word search puzzles and adored her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her and her husband enjoyed many summers vacationing at Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire.

Patricia is survived by her daughters Kathleen McIntyre of Westbrook and Donna King of Westbrook, a son Dwayne Wescott of Casco her grandchildren Eric King of Windham, Matthew King and his wife Kate of Westbrook granddaughter Tiffany McIntyre of Biddeford, she also leaves behind her most treasured great grandsons Brayson King of Windham Lucas McIntyre of Biddeford and Jack Perry of Biddeford. They were her pride and joy. She also leaves 2 brothers Paul May and spouse Melanie May of Westbrook and Albert May and spouse Vicky May of Gettysburg PA as well as a sister Dolly Wescott and her spouse Clifford Wescott of Westbrook, as well as many nieces and nephews.

At Patricia’s request there will be no public service. There will be a private graveside burial where she will be interred with her son Shane, beside her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook.

The family would love to give thanks to the many medical professionals at Maine Medical Center in Portland for all the compassion and care they have given her over the last year, as well as Dr. Leonard Kaminow of Maine Medical Partners Neurology for never giving up on finding the diagnosis and all his compassionate care for Patricia over the last year.

In Lieu of flowers please send a donation in Patricia’s name to the:

Make A Wish Foundation

 

477 Congress Street

Portland,  ME 04101 

Lucille T. (Morin) Letourneau

Lewiston, ME – Lucille T. (Morin) Letourneau, 87, of Lewiston, died on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Marshwood Center.  She was the widow of Roger G. Letourneau, who died in July 2011. 

She was born in Lewiston on October 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Joseph and Malvina (Pivin) Morin.  Lucille grew up in Lewiston, attending local area schools and worked for many years in local shoe shops. 

She was a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston. 

She is survived by her son Jeffrey Chartier and his wife JoAn, three grandchildren Michael and Alex Chartier and Audra Sack and four great grandchildren all of Daphne, AL.  She also leaves a sister Cecile Cameron of Lewiston, ME as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Daniel Chartier who died in 1970 and a sister of the late Juliette Lapointe, Lucienne Blanchette, Laurette Albert, Jeannette Therriault, Lionel and Romeo Morin.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland Road Lewiston, ME.

Judy A. Fournier

 

Lewiston, ME — Judy A. Fournier 61 of Auburn, died Tuesday unexpectedly at St. Mary’s regional center following a one day stay. Born in Hartford, Connecticut January 19, 1955 daughter of Maurice and Eva Fournier. She was educated in Lewiston schools. Graduating from LHS class of 72 and graduated midstate college with a degree in travel and tourism. 

 

Judy worked as a waitress most of her life and more recently at Rolly’s Diner in Auburn. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going camping, to the movies and going to her favorite spot OOB.  

 

Mom will be remembered for being the most sweetest, loving, caring, giving, hard-working woman in this world. Her smile would brighten every room & her laugh was so infectious. She will never ever be forgotten. She was the woman who would take the worst situations life could throw at you & turn them into the best funnest memories.  

 

She is survived by daughters Judy M. Kell of Lewiston, April M. Caron of Lewiston and Mindy L. Hansen of Auburn. Grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Alexis, Caleb, Emily, Ryleigh, Chase and Lyla. Sisters, Nancy, Jackie and Melodie. Brothers, Maurice and Robert. 

 

A celebration of life to be held at a later date. 

 

Norma “Jean” Hunt

Bridgton, ME — On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Norma “Jean” Hunt passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly at Bridgton (Maine) Hospital.  

Born Norma Jean Smith on January 4, 1932, she is survived by her loving husband, Thomas W. Hunt, her four children Kimberlee Beaulieu and her husband Mark of Fort Myers, FL, Kristan Regan and her husband Michael of Watertown, CT, Kevin Hornstra of Somerville, SC and Kellee Hornstra-Young of Westerville, OH.  Jean is also survived by Tom’s children Thomas Hunt of Narragansett, RI, and Andrew Hunt of Boston, MA, and Jennifer Ann Hunt of Oakland, CA.  She is also survived by her first husband, Allan Hornstra of S. Weymouth, MA and is pre-deceased by her second husband Joseph MacDonald.  Jean will be greatly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the love of her life. 

Jean loved to wear colorful clothing and bold jewelry which embodied her life and how she shared it with everyone she knew.  

She was the charter member of the Bridgton Arts & Crafts and served as President for 25 years, was an active board member of the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce, and volunteered at the Bridgton Hospital Guild, Thrift Shop and Coffee Shop, while also serving as the Grand Marshall in the Bridgton 4th of July parade.  She was also very active in Ranchero Village and Hospice in Largo, FL.  She was a member of The Red Hat Society.  

Jean’s passion was sewing and crafts which she displayed at multiple locations in the Lake Region area using the tagline “Made with Love by Jean”.  She especially enjoyed using her talents to create loving gifts for her family.  

She was memorialized on September 2nd by her loving family and friends @ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in West Bridgton, ME under a beautiful summer sky.  The family greatly appreciates the sympathetic care received from Bridgton Hospital and St. Peter’s Episcopal parish.   

Memorial gifts should be made to Hospice.

 

Thomas B. Ewing

Scarborough – Thomas Burton Ewing, 100, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. 

 

Born July 5th, 1916 in Millinocket, Maine, the son of Randall Ewing and Jane Shirley Ewing.  He moved to West Enfield when he was 8 where he first met his future wife.  He began boxing when he was 15 to make money until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps.  He made $25 a month, kept $5 and sent the rest home to his widowed mother.  He joined the U.S. Army and was in Germany at the end of World War II.  When he came home he started a small trucking company before joining Coles Express.  When the Korean War started, he reenlisted and served again until 1954.  When he officially retired from the Army, the family settled in Portland, Maine where Thomas finished his career at Coles Express.

 

Thomas was married for 73 years to his one true love, Lillian Louise Leveille who passed away two years ago.  Upon retirement in 1976, Lillian and Thomas moved to Rainbow Village in Zephyrhills, Fla., where they spent the next 35 years in the company of many friends and neighbors. They enjoyed their trips each summer coming back to Maine and then to Five Islands, Nova Scotia to visit family and friends.

 

Thomas was a diehard Red Sox fan and was proud to be one of the few fans alive in 1918 who had the privilege to witness the Red Sox win again in 2004, 2007 and 2013. Enjoyable times included trips to Busch Garden and Disney, dining out, sharing stories with families and friends and watching his favorite TV shows with Lillian. His 100th birthday party was an incredible celebration which he enjoyed immensely even though he wished Lillian was by his side.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Ken, Shirl, Archie and sister Pauline.  He is survived by son Robert Ewing and wife Shair, son Thomas Ewing Jr., and daughter Sharon Lynch and husband Walter; brother in laws Blaine Leveille and Wayne and wife Noreen Leveille. He is also survived by his grandchildren including Jennifer Bisson, Robert Ewing Jr., Susan Clark, Brendan Lestage, James Lynch, Michael Lynch, Thomas Lynch, Heather Brooks, and Anthony Ewing. He also leaves behind 16 great grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Maine Veterans Home where he was treated with respect and love.

 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m., at the West Enfield Cemetery.