Gloria Occhipinti Polson

{jcomments off}Hartford, ME / Elkton, FL – Gloria Occhipinti Polson, born November 8, 1929, of Elkton Florida and Hartford ME died unexpectedly of natural causes on June 24th in Hartford, Maine.  

She was born in East Boston Massachusetts and attended and graduated from “Girl’s Latin School” in Boston.  She worked in the insurance field for many years at Liberty Mutual and retired when she married Robert Polson who predeceased her in 2004. 

She was an active member in the Catholic church, loved to watch and play tennis, enjoyed traveling and doting on her grandsons and family.  She is survived by her son Tony Polson, his wife Diane and their two sons David and Kyle.  She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. 

A “Celebration of Life” will be held for family and close friends in both Maine and Florida at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, please send Memorial donations in her name to: 

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

6070 Church Road

Elkton, Florida 32033

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Michelle L. H. Nappi

Gray, ME – Michelle Lynn Hall Nappi, 28, of Gray died unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Maine Medical Center.


She was born in Portland, ME on February 2, 1989 a daughter of Anita J. Hall of Portland, ME and Michael L. Nappi and his partner Isabella Rolandini of Naples, ME.  She grew up in Windham, attending local area schools, attending Windham High School.


Michelle worked for Goodwill, in the Administrative offices as a secretary and receptionist.  She also worked for Cumberland Farms in Gray and finally was a dispatcher for AAA.


Michelle was a loving mother to her young daughter from a previous relationship as well as her current partner’s children.  She was on her way to fulfilling her life’s goals both personally and professionally.  She had an outgoing and friendly personality and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Besides her parents she is survived by her daughter Delilah Rock of Gray, ME and Delilah’s father Harry Rock of New Gloucester. She also leaves her soul mate Aaron Ballard and his children Christian, Griffin, Kali and Jaden all of Gray, her siblings A’ishah Alinoor of Mankato, MN, Joseph Nappi of Naples, ME and Zara Rolandini of Biddeford, ME, as well as her Aunts Diane Gray of Freeport and Toni Nappi of Portland and many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  She is also the niece of the late Joanne Gardiner and granddaughter of the late Anthony and Doris Nappi.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME.  A memorial service and time of sharing will follow at 12 noon.

Brian J. Jipson

Saco, ME – Brian J. Jipson, 53, a South Portland native, was a huge NASCAR lover and Jeff Gordon fan. Whether watching it from the stands with partner Sue or on TV, he never missed a race. You would always see Brian driving around in his 1968 Oldsmobile convertible with his long curly hair blowing in the breeze representing the free spirit that he was. Brian was the loudest fan in the stands at his son Taylor’s Lacrosse games at Thornton Academy. He would not only root for his son and his team: Once the game was in-hand, he would root for the other team to make them feel his sportsmanship. His heart was always in the right place.

If you needed anything, Brian was there always willing to help. He would give you the shirt off his back and the last penny in his pocket. It wasn’t about material things for Brian and he never cared what anyone else thought. He was a fun loving free spirited man who loved the heck out of life every day.  

Brian is survived by his Mother and step-father Doris and Daniel Buckley of South Portland; Father and step-mother Fritz and Beverly Jipson of Gray; Partner Susan Garrigan of Saco; Son Brian Jipson of Cape Elizabeth; Son Taylor Jipson of Saco; Sister and brother-in-law Deborah and Thomas Lane of Williamsburg, VA; Brother Scott Jipson of Buxton; Sister and brother-in-law Sara and Jay Reynolds of Old Orchard Beach; 6 nieces and nephews, 3 great nephews and more friends than we can list. A special thank you to the Disanto family.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Old Section of Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME. 

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions can be sent to TD Bank for the Taylor Jipson educational fund.

Ann Morrissey

Whether you met her in Connecticut or in Maine, as soon as Ann Morrissey said hello you knew she was from New York, even decades after she left the city behind. Born and raised in Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan, Ann spent her youth prowling Manhattan landmarks and was always quick to suggest her favorite itineraries to anyone planning a trip there. 

Ann was 71 when she died on June 7, after several months of failing health.  

Ann started her career in the public sector, at Model Cities in Hartford CT, then she spent time at CSEA ( CT State Employees Association) before joining Connecticut Bank & Trust as head of Market Research. A highly skilled manager, she quickly rose through the ranks, holding senior positions in marketing and retail banking before becoming Executive Vice President in charge of Operations for Bank of New England. 

When Bank of New England closed, in Renaissance woman mode, Ann went on to get two Master’s Degrees in English at Trinity College and Wesleyan University. Ann became an expert on Jane Austen and, on moving to Maine, became head of the Maine Jane Austen Society. Ann was in process of writing a book titled What You Should Read After You Read Jane Austen. In recent years Ann also worked as a volunteer organizing donated archival material for the University of Southern Maine. 

An important part of Ann’s life in Maine was her participation in a Fellowship Small Group, a part of the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth. 

Ann was known as Nancy by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary and her older brother Shaun Morrissey. Nancy is survived by her younger brother, David Morrissey. Nancy is also survived by her nephew Michael Morrissey; niece Mary Morrissey; and sisters-in-law Peggy Morrissey and Laurette Morrissey. She is also survived by two lifelong friends and cousins Deirdre Steiner and Steve Morrissey. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, Maine on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Burial will be Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, Connecticut at a later date.

Robert G. “Bob” Hanscome

Portland, Maine – Robert (Bob) G Hanscome of Portland, ME passed away June 14, 2017, at home, with his wife, Pam, by his side.  

He was born August 18, 1934.  He attended North Yarmouth Academy Prep School, graduating with a History Scholarship in 1953.  In 1959, he completed a four-year machinist apprenticeship program at Bancroft & Martin, South Portland. From 3rd class machinist to lead person, he stayed with them until they closed in 1989.  A man who couldn’t be idle, he started Hanscome’s Christmas Tree Farm at age 55 and was tending trees until his death. He loved meeting and talking to the customers when they came to select & cut their tree. He talked as long as someone would listen.  

To relax and get away, he & his wife bought a home in Florida where they went part time. They also have a camper at Nason’s Beach where they have been going since 1988.  

He is predeceased by his brother John Hanscome & half-sister Lillian Oliver. He is survived by 3 sisters, Judy Ross, Alice Ray, & Pat Corney. He is also survived by 2 (step) daughters, Lynette Stayte & her husband Mark, Lisa Pease & companion Rick Williams, 7 grandchildren, Joshua, Rusty, Casey, Wyatt, Shaun, Marika & Keith, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Family was everything to Bob, not a day went by that he didn’t talk proudly about one of them. He was a caring man who was always willing to listen, ready to lend a hand. His intelligence, kindness, and work ethic touched all.  He may no longer be here on earth, but his influence, teachings, and thoughtfulness will always be our guiding light. An important part of many lives, he will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Hanscome’s Christmas Tree Farm, 194 Mountfort Road North Yarmouth.


Paul R. Meunier

Auburn, ME – Paul R. Meunier, 74, of Auburn died on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his home.  

He was born on November 19, 1942 in New Haven, CT a son of the late Phillip and Frances (Tibbetts) Meunier.  He grew up in West Haven, CT attending local area schools and moved to Maine in the mid 1970’s.  

Phillip served his country in the US Navy between July 1961 and August 1965; and he worked as a paver until his retirement and then began volunteering at Community Concepts as a driver in 1999 and continued volunteering until his death.  He touched 100’s of people’s lives with volunteering, always helping where he could.  

His best years were during his recovery years; once he got his foundation he became happy and was grateful and generous.  He was very giving of himself to anyone in need.  He was an avid swimmer and loved books, both reading and collecting.  He also was very fond of horses, volunteering as a groomsman and he collected elephants.  

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored and was equally loved by.  They will miss his annual summer visits to CT.  He was also the brother of the late Arthur, Phillip and James Meunier.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave, Auburn on Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 7 p.m.  A Veteran’s graveside service will be held the following day, Tuesday, June 20, 2107 at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.  

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

Community Concepts 

Transportation Program 

240 Bates Street 

Lewiston, ME 04240 

ATTN: Resource Development


Richard C. Weirich

Freeport, ME – Richard C. Weirich, 72, passed away in his home, Saturday, June 10th, 2017 in Freeport, Maine.   

Born August 23rd, 1944 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, he was a dedicated educator for 48 years until his retirement from South Portland High School in 2015. He earned his Degree of Doctor of Education in Science Education from the University of Maine at Orono and was a recipient of the 1987 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.  

He was a devoted husband and father, beloved by his wife and two children. He found joy in gardening, reading, traveling, and surrounding himself with loved ones.   

He was predeceased by his father, Robert H. Weirich. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor Weirich of Palmyra, PA; his brother, Robert N. Weirich (Margaret) of Portage, MI; his sister, Elaine Weirich of State College, PA; his wife, Jane Weirich of Freeport, ME; and two children, Sarah Weirich of Columbia, MD, and Joshua Weirich of Baltimore, MD; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnephews, and in-laws.   

A private memorial ceremony will celebrate his life.


Steven W. Harmon

Standish, ME – Steven Wayne Harmon of Standish Maine age 57, passed away, surrounded by family on April 3rd 2017 at7:00 pm., after losing his battle with cancer.  

He was the loving husband of Reeta Harmon, beloved father of Leona Harmon, beloved son of Beverly Legrow Harmon, beloved brother of Lester Harmon, George Harmon, and Rinette Babine .Sisters, Patricia Harmon Desbiens, and Diane Harmon Andrews, and husband Scott Andrews, also numerous nephews and nieces. He was a cherished grandfather figure to 10 children. 

Steven Wayne Harmon was born on December 12th, 1959 in Portland Maine. Steven was very knowledgeable and worked in many different professions. He was very loving, and loyal to all who knew him. He was strong and courageous, kind, and had an amazing sense of humor. He fought his cancer fearlessly. To know Him was to love him. He was a man of many talents, and was very giving to his loved ones, and friends. Steven is preceded in death by his Father Richard B.  Harmon and Sister Jean Marie Harmon Bryant. 

Graveside interment service will be held on August 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Farris cemetery, at the corner of Blanchard and Bruce Hill Rd. Cumberland, ME