Daniel B. Soule

Yarmouth, ME – Daniel B. Soule, 66, of Yarmouth died on April 26, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

He was born in Portland, ME on December 8, 1960 a son of the late Merton Lovell & Elizabeth Josephine (Blake) Soule.  He attended local area schools and went on to the University of Maine Farmington with a Bachelor’s in Education, Minoring in History. 

Daniel spent twenty-five years as the 7th Grade Social Studies teacher at Freeport Middle School, also coaching Soccer, Basketball and Softball.  He also spent thirty-two years at Maine Medical Center, working in the Emergency Room.

He was a member of the Maine Educators Association, and greatly enjoyed golfing, fishing and his vacation trips with his family to Cape Cod. 

He is survived by his four children Daniel and his wife Jessica Means, Jessica, Katie, Amy and Becca and his grandson Bryson.  He also leaves his siblings Merton, Susan, Charles and John as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was also predeceased by his sisters Betsy and Diane. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend an informal celebration of his life on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Soule residence, 149 East Main Street, Yarmouth, ME. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Root Cellar, The Cancer Center in Scarborough or Becca Soule’s Go Fund Me Page for a medical mission to the Dominican Republic.

Rose Ann (Russo) Goodell

Portland, ME — Rose Ann Goodell, 81, of Portland passed away peacefully surrounded by her three children at Mercy Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 after years of declining health. 

She was born in Portland, ME on November 27, 1935 a daughter of the late Nicholas & Antoinette (Candelmo) Russo.  In your younger days Rose was a vibrant, charismatic woman who was passionate about traveling and fortunate enough to visit Paris, Greece, Egypt and many states out west.

She volunteered with refugees from Afghanistan in the 1980’s helping them settle into new homes in Portland. She even opened an Afghan import store on Congress St. called Aziz Imports that she ran for a couple of years. She made the ideal shopkeeper as she was congenial, charming and loved to meet new people and learn about new cultures. Her most recent work history was a call center position at LL Bean which she enjoyed greatly. 

She loved to cook and made many delicious meals for her family. She was a voracious reader and left a tower of books in every room she occupied. She was especially fond of mysteries. One of her favorite things in life was swimming in her backyard pool. She loved animals and missed her cat AJ after she moved into nursing care at Pine Point Center in January 2016. 

She was a devoted daughter to her now deceased parents Nicholas and Antoinette Russo formerly of Chamberlain Ave in Portland. She was a loving sister to her siblings Leonard Russo, Camilla Raposa, Josephine Malconian and Grace Cintron. She will also be greatly missed by her devoted aunt and best friend Mary Ida Russo. 

She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years Lorne Richard Goodell of the Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough, ME, her daughter Lorna Rose Goodell and her husband James A. Lucas of Westbrook, ME, her son Kevin R. Goodell of Portland, ME and her son Morbideus Goodell and his wife Deanna Goodell of Wells, ME. She had four grandchildren Eryk Silver of Vinalhaven, ME, Raven Goodell of Wells, ME, Aidan L. Lucas and Griffin J. Lucas of Westbrook, ME. 

Rose’s ashes will be placed to rest in the Goodell family plot in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, ME in a private family ceremony.  

In lieu of flowers please donate to The Animal Refuge League in Westbrook, ME

Brian Fitzgerald

West Bath, ME – Brian Fitzgerald, longtime resident of West Bath, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center, with his son by his side on April 11, 2017. 

Brian was born at Bath Memorial Hospital on August 26, 1950 to Eunice and Wilson Fitzgerald and raised in West Bath. Brian spent his early life outside of Maine, joining the Navy where he spent two years as a radio mechanic on helicopters. During his time in the Navy, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for serving during the Vietnam War and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon. 

After leaving the Navy, Brian spent time traveling abroad and settling down in Arizona for a while before returning to Maine. After returning to Maine, Brian worked at Bath Iron Works in the Engineering department, in charge of manufacturing aspects. After BIW, Brian began working in carpentry, which had been in a way, a family trade. 

An avid outdoorsman, Brian hunted and fished across Maine, collecting stories of big fish and good times with close friends throughout the years. What he can be most remembered for was his willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need, a quality that lasted until the end. 

Brian will be greatly missed by his son, Codi, brothers Keith and Kevin as well as Keith’s wife Doreen, and nieces and nephews, and many friends that he knew throughout his life.  

A memorial service will be held at TnT Bible Church, 213 Foreside Road Topsham, ME on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3 pm, with a celebration of life held at Mae’s Café, 160 Center Street Bath, ME the following Friday, May 5, 2017 from 3-5 pm.

Donald P Cormier

Biddeford, ME – Donald P. Cormier, 70, of Biddeford, ME died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home.  He was the partner of Bonnie Jensen.

He was born in Portland, ME on February 3, 1947 a son of the late Donat C. & Rose V. (Da’Lonzo) Cormier.  He attended local area schools, including Portland High School, where he excelled at basketball.

In 1965 he enlisted in the US Navy and served his country with honor.

Don worked for over thirty years at JJ Nissen Baking Company in Portland and retired just prior to the company moving to Biddeford. 

He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Biddeford and a member of Amvets, Post #1, Biddeford.  He enjoyed playing basketball and golf.

Besides Bonnie, he is survived by two sons Sean Cormier and his wife Dawn and Steven Cormier both of New Gloucester, three grandchildren Ashley, Michael and Hope and one great granddaughter Eva. He is also survived by two step sons Darren Jensen and his wife Stephanie of Freeport and Timothy Jensen and his wife Jessica of Durham and his step grandchildren Myah, Jacob, Griffin and Skye and his three brothers Henry Cormier and his companion Denise Mercier of Acton, ME, Thomas Cormier and his wife Freta of Windham and Joseph Cormier and his wife Leatrice of Saco as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Robert Cormier.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Don’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Don’s memory to:

Maine Cancer Foundation

www.mainecancer.org

 

Angelo A. “Tony” Lacognata

Scarborough, ME – Angelo “Tony” Lacognata, 89, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriot’s Day, at his home surrounded by his family, just one month shy of his 90th birthday. 

 

He was born May 25 1927 in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Capitano) Lacognata, both of whom immigrated from Sicily

 

Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Navy in 1944, and was stationed in Okinawa. Shortly after being honorably discharged from the Navy, he opted to re-enlist in the Marines, and was stationed in the Philippines. After another honorable discharge from the Marines, he again opted to re-enlist, this time in the Army, and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany with the Military Police, guarding the Allied High Command Headquarters.

 

Upon leaving the military, he enrolled at the University of Buffalo, from which he graduated in 1957 with a degree in Sociology. He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Rochester, followed by his Doctorate degree from Michigan State.

 

He was a college professor, first at University of Maine Orono for 1 year, in 1964, then at Gorham State College, UMPG, and USM, until his retirement in 1989.

 

He is survived by a son, Stu Lacognata, of Scarborough, ME, and his partner Jane David of London, England, a daughter, Suzanne Cohen, and her husband Lawrence Cohen, Esq. of Newton, MA, a niece, Joyce Berry of Irvine CA, five grandchildren, Alex and Elizabeth Lacognata, Ashley Allen, Summer and Lily Pillsbury, one great grandchild, Wyatt Allen, and his ex-wife and one of his closest friends Esther Lacognata. He was also the brother of the late Mildred Wilcox, Sally McCrae and Carl Lacognata

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. 

 

Burial will be private.

Kenneth M. “Kenny” Evans

Biddeford, ME – Kenneth Mark “Kenny” Evans, 56, of Biddeford, died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital following a prolonged three-year battle with cancer.

He was born in Biddeford, ME on January 1, 1961, the youngest of seven children, to the late Franklin and Janette (Libby) Evans. 

A class of 1979 graduate of Biddeford High School, Kenny was self-employed as an independent contractor and carpenter for thirty-five years throughout Southern Maine.  An active member of the Sons of the Amvets Post #1, Kenny enjoyed spending evenings at the club with his friends, playing darts, horse shoes and cribbage.  Kenny had a passion for the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and growing vegetables in his garden; growing more than he needed so he could share with everyone, especially his pickles.  He also shared his time, skills and knowledge as a carpenter with friends and family and was also an avid reader of science fiction and adventure stories. 

Kenny is survived by his longtime partner Debbie Underwood of Biddeford; his children Christopher Evans of Windham, Cory Underwood of Biddeford and Lee-Ann Craig and her husband Aaron and their son James of Sagamihara, Japan.  He also leaves his four sisters Judy, Dumont and her husband Larry of Biddeford, Beverly Berry and her husband John of Waterboro, Dale Huot and her husband Ron of Arundel and Susan Simkuowitz and her husband Dave of Saco as well as his brother Jim Evans and his wife Nancy of Hudson, FL.  He was also the brother of the late Stanley Evans and his wife Sue Evans.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4:00 – closing at the Amvets Post #1, 147 Alfred Street, Biddeford.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kennebunk Animal Shelter and will be consolidated at the celebration of life.

Cynthia M. (Eaton) Smith

South Portland, ME – Cynthia M. (Eaton) Smith, 57, of South Portland, ME die on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ta Maine Medical Center after a long Struggle with diabetes.  She was the wife of Kenneth D. Smith.

She was born in Portland, ME on March 23, 1960 a daughter of the late Sidney L. Eaton, who died in 1987 and Rose M. Eaton of South Portland. She grew up in South Portland attending local area schools, and graduated from South Portland High School class of 1978.

She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in South Portland.  Cindy enjoyed camping and watching football; she also enjoyed shopping especially at yard sales.  She greatly enjoyed family and friends including her Friday night garage crew and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Besides her husband and mother she is survived by two children Luke Smith and his wife Norma of South Portland and Casey Brame and her fiancé Chris of South Portland.  She also leaves four grandchildren Cody, Connor, Owen and Tristan as well as her brother Robert Eaton and his wife Leanne of Steep Falls and a sister Vickie Collar and her husband Ken of Florida and her mother-in-law Connie Smith of Auburn, her brother-in-law Kevin Smith of South Portland, sister-in-law Kim Dominicus of South Portland, several nieces and nephews and her cat Harlee.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend celebration of her life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Smith residence, 21 Haven Road, South Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

American Diabetes Association

45 Forest Ave.

Portland, ME 04103

 

Virginia A. (Goodrich) Campbell

Lewiston, ME – Virginia A. (Goodrich) Campbell, 72, of Lewiston, died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Maine Medical Center, Portland after suffering a stroke.

She was born on August 6, 1944 in Fairfield, ME a daughter of the late Iran “Ira” Armour and Annie (Quimby)Armour.  Virginia was married seventeen years and was a stay at home during that time; after her divorce, she married two more times to both James “007” Bond(deceased) and Ivan Campbell of Lewiston.  

Virginia was an extremely social woman who enjoyed knitting blankets and scarves for the neighborhood children, going shopping at Wal-Mart, taking long rides in the country and caring for her dog Chavo.  However, spending time with her family was her greatest joy.  She was a loving, caring and free spirited person, who touched many people throughout her lifetime.

She is survived by her children Darlene Alvarado of Lisbon, Patricia “Patty” Goodrich of Lewiston, Muriel “Meredith” Walton of Concord, NH, Elroy “Evan” “EJ” Pulkkinen of Lewiston and Ellen Armour of Lewiston and Elisha Armour of Lewiston. She also leaves her grandchildren Nicole Alvarado of Topsham, Serena Castonguay of Lewiston, Ezekiel and Isabella Graham of Lewiston as well as her great grandchildren Ethyn and Carter Alvarado of Topsham. Her sister Carol M Armour of Clinton, Me. She was also the Mother of the late Virginia Goodrich, Sherry “Cheris” Zenowitz and Leroy “Sonny” Goodrich Jr. as well as the sister of the late Donald, Eugene and Sidney Armour and Christine L. Marin. 

The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the Maine Medical Center for all their support and care Virginia received until the very end.  Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff.

 

 

 

Wayne N.Collins

Yarmouth, ME – Wayne N. Collins, 77, of Yarmouth passed away at his home on Thursday, April 6, 2017 with his wife and son by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Sheila (Ricker) Collins. 

He was born in Portland, ME on April 18, 1939 a son of the late Newton T. & Marion E. (Mansfield) Collins.  Wayne was a painter all his life, starting at age 14 painting houses with his father.  At age 17 he and his two brothers all joined the US Army under the buddy system and all went to boot camp together.  Once they finished boot camp the three of them shipped off to Korea and stationed along the DMZ.  They were in the same company although different battalions.

Upon his discharge from the Army, Wayne went right back to painting, owning his own business for a short time.  He moved to Florida around 1971 for a short stint where he worked as a yacht painter for Spencer Boat Company in Florida and a few times was even flown out to the Bahamas to paint a yacht or sailboat for someone. 

In 1975 he came back to Maine and married his high school sweetheart, Sheila Ricker; they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December 2016.  He went to work for Bath Iron Works, retiring in 2000; however retirement bored him and he took a part time job as the Portland Country Club, a job that lasted 14 years. 

Wayne enjoyed traveling with Sheila and his favorite destination was Myrtle Beach, SC.  The two of them spent time there each winter for 22 years and made many lifelong friends.  He enjoyed playing cribbage and dominoes and he thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf, even scoring a hole in one at Toddy Brook Golf Course when they first opened. 

Wayne was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed helping people, working around his home and spending time with family and friends.

Besides his wife Sheila, he is survived by his son Dwayne Collins and his wife Tina of Auburn, his daughter Nada Russell, his brother Russell Collins and his wife April of North Yarmouth, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  He also leaves a brother-in-law Gary Ricker and his wife Pat of Yarmouth, two sister-in-laws Shirley Lessard and her husband Paul of Topsham and Joyce Tanguay and her husband Don of South Portland as well as his mother-in-law Mary Burns of Yarmouth and many nieces and nephews.  He was also the father of the late Teresa Campbell and Nelson Collins and a brother of the late Bill Collins, Esther Flanders and Barbara Collins. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at First Parish Church, 116 Main Street Yarmouth. 

Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory can be made to:

Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Hospice of Southern Maine or American Cancer Society of Maine

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Ann Libby

Gorham, ME – Carol Ann Libby, 71, of Gorham ME, died on Monday, March 27, 2017. 

She was born on August 6, 1945 in Portland, ME and was the youngest child and loving daughter of the late Clifton Willis and Margaret (Cummings) Libby. She grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduated from Bridgton High School, because of moving after her junior year at Deering High School.

She had a long rewarding career at Maine Medical Center in the accounting and medical records departments. She was described as a quiet, friendly, effective, and focused employee.

Carol was a lover of water and enjoyed swimming and boating whenever she could. She lived on Little Sebago Lake for several years and spent much time on Long Lake helping at the Long Lake Campsites with her family in North Bridgton, ME.  She also took pleasure in being an aunt, entertaining, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and relatives.

Carol is survived by her sister Jacqueline (Libby) Dexter of St. Paul, MN, her nieces Jeri Ann Peddle, Linda Richard, Diane Small and Deborah Dexter, and her nephew David Dexter.  She also leaves her grandnieces Christine Peddle, and Amelia Lonnes-Spatola, her grandnephews Stephen and Joshua Prescott, Nicholas Peddle, Andrew Lonnes and Thomas, Matthew, and Samuel Dexter as well as four great grand nephews and one great grandniece.  She was also the sister of the late Cathleen (Libby) Small, who passed away on February 3, 2017

A graveside service and gathering will be held in early June in Harrison, ME with dates to be announced. 


In lieu of flowers donations in Carol Ann’s memory can be made to:

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

217 Landing Road 

Westbrook, ME 04092