Linda (Lewis) Soucy

Brunswick, ME – Linda (Lewis) Soucy, 78, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.  

She was born on October 21, 1938 in North Yarmouth, ME to the late Charles and Mildred (Nickerson) Lewis.  Linda attended Greely High School and has two brothers Howard & Norman Lewis and one sister Allie Morse.  

Linda was married to Harold E. Hibbard Jr. of Pownal and had 5 sons: Harold, Charles, Jody, Tony and Stanley.  She was predeceased by her husband Harold and her son Charles.  Linda married Ernest Joseph Soucy of Rumford Maine and had four step daughters: Linda, Mary Ellen, Beverly and Brenda.  They spent several years living in Rumford and then moved to Florida.  Linda spent 18 years in Florida, where she made many close friends. 

She loved to bake cookies and knit dish cloths, hats and mittens for friends and neighbors.  A few years after Joe passed away; Linda moved back to Maine and lived with her son Jody.  She spent the last 18 months living at Coastal Landing in Brunswick Maine, where she made many more friends.  

Linda never complained about her pain or difficulties with Parkinson’s.  She loved listening to stories told by her brothers and sons that involved hunting, fishing, game wardens and firefighting.  She was an avid reader, loved to watch NASCAR, and having fun with family & friends.  Linda has three grandchildren: Harold IV, Victoria, and Allison.  She was a warm and friendly person who loved to laugh and have fun; she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  

A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church, 461 Elmwood Road Pownal, ME on Saturday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 am.

Charles R. “Sonny” Enman

Windham, ME – Charles R. “Sonny” Enman Sr., 89, of Windham joined his wife Theresa on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016. 

He was born in Portland, ME on September 11, 1927 a son of the late Edward & Janetta (Casley) Enman.  He grew up in Portland and attended local area schools before joining the Merchant Marines.  Upon being honorably discharged, he married the “love of his life” Theresa C. DeMerritt on May 12, 1952.  They spent 63 years together before her passing on February 28, 2016.  Charles deeply missed his wife in his remaining days. 

Sonny worked for several Portland businesses before his career of 40 years with Maine Central Railroad.  He retired from the Portland Yard Terminal at Rigby Yard in 1977 due to health issues. 

Sonny enjoyed the Horse Racing at Scarborough Downs, playing cards with family, boating and fixing the families vehicles.  He especially enjoyed trips Prince Edward Island, Foxwoods, Atlantic City and Oxford Casino with his wife. 

Charles was predeceased by his sister Marjorie Porter and his brother Albert Enman, with whom he shared many adventures with.  He is survived by his five children Joyce Nielsen of Windham, Janet Cordier and her husband Kevin of Standish, Charles R. Enman Jr. and his wife Susan of Gorham, Joanne Palanza and her husband Richard of Naples and John Enman of Windham.  He also leaves ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren as well as his nephews and their families. 

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Charles Carpenter and his Associate Jeffrey, a sincere thank you to Terri Foster for her love and support and many thanks to Maine Medical Center and VNA Hospice. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to an Animal Refugee League of your choosing.

Shirley (Burnell) Alling

PORTLAND – Shirley Burnell Alling, 93, died peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Shirley was born January 21, 1923 in Cumberland Center, ME. 

Shirley spent time in her youth on her family farm on Main St. She helped out with the farm and she enjoyed her annual family reunions.  She attended Greely High School and graduated in the class of 1940 as the Valedictorian, and went on to attend Westbrook College graduating in 1942. She held several secretarial positions throughout her career starting with Portland Transmission in 1955 and she retired from her position as a Legal Secretary from Drummond & Drummond in 1997. 

She enjoyed spending time with her adored family, gardening, bird watching, and catching up on her reading. Even as a child, she could identify most any bird simply by hearing their song.  She was a member of the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, and donated to several organizations. 

Shirley will be remembered for her love of family, strength and subtle stubbornness.  She was a very intelligent woman and made sure everyone was always doing just what they should. Shirley was the best daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend anyone could ever ask for. Her kindness and personality helped to carry her through life with grace and spirit. Just talking to her would brighten your day, and she could always make you laugh at the most unassuming time. 

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Edwin N. Alling of Portland, her parents Perry Burnell and Lula Doughty Burnell of Cumberland Center, and her brother Norman Burnell also of Cumberland Center. 

She is survived by her two children, Andrew N. Alling of North Hero, VT and Karen J. Alling of Portland, ME; her three grandchildren, Erik N. Alling and his wife Courtney of Colchester, VT; Jesse A. Alling and his wife Alison of Seven Hills, Ohio, Alysha C. Alling of Portland, ME and her close cousin Claire Doughty Vining of Cumberland, ME.  Her first great granddaughter is expected to arrive in March, 2017.  

A memorial service will be scheduled in the Spring of 2017. 

Joseph J. Williams

Auburn, ME — Joseph John Williams, 75, passed away after a brief illness at the Auburn Hospice House on Saturday, December 24, 2016. For the past fifty-three years, he was the husband of Susan (Wills) Williams.

He was born in Hadley MA on July 15, 1941 a son of the late Roland & Louise (Klimoski) Williams. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters Wanda Hoppe of Lewiston and Louise Grondin of Auburn as well as his six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

 

There will be no public services.

Judith (Maloney) Belyea

Freeport, ME —   Judith (Maloney) Belyea, 77, died on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Freeport Nursing and Rehab. She was the wife of the late Ronald J. Belyea Sr. who died in 1992.

She was born on May 21, 1939, in Rockland a daughter of the late Frank and Madeline (Burton) Maloney.  She grew up in South Thomaston and attended local schools graduating from Rockland District High School the class of 1957.  She married in 1958 in Rockland and raised her family there.

Judith primarily was a homemaker occasionally working off and on as a switchboard operator at the telephone company and at Finest Grocery store cashiering, meat room and produce room.

She loved camping and even bought herself a motor-home after her husband died and would travel around meeting new friends.  She traveled with friends to Mexico, California and Arizona.  She loved having flowers and watching the birds.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is survived by her son Ronald Belyea, Jr. of Sarasota, FL, two daughters Brenda Munroe and her husband James of Rockport and Terri Belyea and partner Jeffrey Knight of Warren.  She also leaves her grandchildren Sheree, Alison, Kayla, Lilli and Liza and her great grandchildren Jadynn, Mackenzie, Tessa and Cody.

At her request there will be no services.  A private burial will be held in the Spring at Village Cemetery, Thomaston.

Carl E. Grindle

 

Portland, ME – Carl Grindle, 77, of Portland passed away on December 16, 2016 while surrounded by his family.  

 

He was born on April 5, 1939 to Cecil and Jennie (Burton) Grindle in Blue Hill, ME. His mother Jennie Grindle passed away giving birth to Carl so he was adopted and loved by Alfred and Maxine Wellington of South Portland.  

 

He was predeceased by brothers Vaughn and Jerry Wellington. He leaves behind a beloved wife of 40 years Pamela Burnham of Portland. A sister, Mary Jo Cox of Buxton his children: John Burnham and his wife Tracy of Windham, their children Stephen and Mariah; Kim Burnham-Haskell of Gray and her children, Ashley, Zack, Colby and Grace; Angela Burnham of Portland and her sons Cody and his wife Ashlee and Christopher; Jennie Grindle of Portland; Jimmy Grindle and his Wife Erin of North Yarmouth and their children Cameron, Gage and Jackson; Chipper Grindle of Portland; John Grindle and his wife Edith of Kittery;  and Cheryl Hamm of South Portland. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

 

Carl attended South Portland Schools. After serving in the United States Army he worked many years in the sheet metal industry until retiring from Bath Iron Works.  He will always be remembered for his favorite quote “Fair to Middling”, this would be his response anytime someone asked how he was doing, no matter how he was really doing.  

 

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the adult day care program and the dementia units at the Barron Center in Portland for the excellent care provided.

 

 

 

A Celebration of life will be held Tuesday December 20,2016 at the VFW located at 687 Forest Ave. Portland from 4-7.

 

Darlene M. Hall

Auburn, ME – Darlene Mae Hall, 44, of Auburn died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her home. 

She was born on March 26, 1972 in Lewiston, ME a daughter of the late Francis & Sturcha (Stewart) Collins.  She grew up in Lewiston, attending local area schools and received her GED from Lisbon High School. 

Darlene was a devoted stay at home Mom, who loved to cook, especially around the holidays.  Christmas was her favorite time of year! 

She is survived by her Son Zachary Hall, his wife Alexis, her two Daughters Brittany Hall, and Kaitlynn Hall and her grandchildren Liam and Ryder.  She also leaves three Sisters, Deborah Williams and her husband Ralph, Diane Morse and her husband Ken, Doreen Walters and her husband Edward and two Brothers Frances Collins and Stewart Collins, as well as nieces nad nephews Melanie, Kennith, Matthew. Jennifer, Jessica, Michael, Garrett, Natalie and best of friends, Viki Collins, and the Tyler family.

 A Memorial will be held after the holidays to honor her life; please check back as more information will follow soon.  

A gofundme page has been created for those who are able and want to help. We appreciate what’s been donated so far and just miss her so much.  Please visit www.gofundme.com/darci-halls-funeral-service, to donate.

Katherine E. May

Katherine E. May, 93, of Toronto, Canada and formerly of Portland went dancing with the Angels On December 8, 2016, in her 94th year. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Danforth Street, Portland, ME at 10:00 a.m.  

Burial in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland will follow. 

If friends so wish, donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

Donna F. (Merrill) Roy

Old Orchard Beach, ME – Donna F. (Merrill) Roy, 71, of Old Orchard Beach died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.  She was the wife of the late Donald Roy, former Old Orchard Beach Fire Chief, who died on February 3, 1990. 

She was born in Rochester, NH on September 25, 1945 a daughter of the late Lawrence E. & Ethelyn P. (Hoyt) Merrill.  Donna spent many years at Fairchild Semiconductor as a line supervisor and also spent several years on the Board of Directors for the Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church. 

Donna was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and loved her dog Niko.  She was an avid gardener, loving her Black-Eyed Susan’s and could tell you just about anything you wanted to know about the QVC host.  She treasured her home, having spent over 50 years there. 

She is survived by her daughters Kim McLaughlin and her fiancé George Greene of Old Orchard Beach and Kelly Roy of Fountain, CO.  She also leaves her grandchildren Megan McLaughlin and her partner Michael Fitzgerald, Kristie McLaughlin and her fiancé, Brian McLaughlin, Kaitlyn Budicky and Gage Roy; as well as her brother Richard “Fuzzy” Merrill and his wife Claudette of Old Orchard Beach.

Per Donna’s request, there will be no services. 

In lieu of flowers, and given her devotion to her dog, Niko, please make dog food donations to the Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch, 1 Portland Ave (Town Hall) or to the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk.

David T. Butland

Portland, ME — David Thomas Butland, 50, of Portland died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  He was the domestic partner of Ann Marie Leighton. 

He was born September 24, 1966 in Portland, ME a son of the late David E. Butland and of Sally Ann (Coyne) Butland of Portland.  He attended Portland area schools, graduating in 1985 from Portland High School. 

Dave worked as a contractor for many years.  He enjoyed spending time on Sturdivant Island, striper fishing off his boat.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit.  David was the type of guy that would help anyone in need. 

Besides Ann Marie and his mother Sally Ann he is survived by his daughter Jackie Butland and her boyfriend Ken Paul and his sister Christine Butland, brother Tim Butland both of Portland. He also leaves his nieces Jade and Lindsay Clippinger, Lauren, Sikora, Meghan and Natalie Butland as well as his dog Ella and many other relatives and friends. 

There will be no services, per his request. 

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

American Heart Association

51 US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074

or

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater Street 

Westbrook, ME 04092