Carolyn L. (Grace) Arsenault

North Yarmouth, ME — Carolyn L. (Grace) Arsenault, 81 of North Yarmouth passed from this earth July 16, 2017 in the comfort and peace of her beloved home on a beautiful summer morning.  

She was born July 5, 1936 in Portland, Maine to Pearle and Dorothy (Mogan) Seavey. She grew up in and was educated in New Gloucester schools; graduating in 1954. She worked at the former Pineland Hospital and Training Center following high school. Through a co-worker who later became her sister in law, Carolyn met her future husband John N. Arsenault, Jr.  They married on September 17, 1960. After residing in Freeport for a brief period, they settled in North Yarmouth in 1961 to raise their family. 

Carolyn was a stay at home mom; and an extraordinary one at that. She enjoyed cooking and baking, along with canning, freezing and pickling the annual garden harvest. She and John were most proud of their very own dill pickles, a jar of which made its way to the White House in the late 70s. She was an expert at packing, specifically a VW beetle for a two week family tenting excursion. She enjoyed playing bingo, yard sales, crocheting afghans and hats, jigsaw puzzles, coloring books, games shows, shopping (for bargains), collecting teapots and taking care of her various house plants and outdoor flowers. She loved music, and enjoyed classic country music, although Christmas carols were her favorite.  

She was a member of the Yarmouth Senior Dining Center group, the Wednesday Toddy Brook Ladies Lunch Club and TOPS of Gray. 

She was the backbone of our family; the center of our universe. She loved everyone, and was loved by all. She had a way of making you feel special that was absolutely heartwarming.  You were always welcomed into her home for a cup of tea, a couple of cookies, some chit-chat, or all of the above. She remembered your birthday, she remembered you at Christmas, she sent you a card when you lost a loved one, when you were ill, or if she was simply thinking of you. To say that her departure from this Earth has left an enormous emptiness in our souls would be an understatement. What sustains and keeps us is knowing that she will forever live in our hearts and that time will never be able to erase the many years of beautiful memories. 

She was predeceased by her husband who passed away on March 23, 2015, and her two brothers, Charles Seavey and Richard Mogan. 

She is survived by sons Joseph Arsenault of North Yarmouth and Kevin Arsenault and his partner Anne Edwards of Mechanic Falls; daughter Crystal Hall of Pownal; three granddaughters Allison Hall of Pownal, Lindsey Arsenault of Leesburg, FL and Michelle Nelson and her husband Dorsey of Davenport, FL; several nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, Tiger. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, New England Cancer Specialists and VNA Home Health and Hospice for all of the kind, loving and compassionate care provided for Mom. To her dear friends who selflessly gave of their time to provide rides to and from appointments we are most grateful. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4-7 pm in the fellowship hall of the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth.

Charles W. Gatchell Jr.

Marathon, FL –   Charles W. Gatchell Jr., 70, of Marathon, FL and formerly of Hallowell, ME, died on November 11, 2016. 


He was born in Augusta, ME on September 2, 1946 a son of the late Charles W. & Margaret (Blake) Gatchell Sr.  Charles grew up in Hallowell, attending local area schools including Hallowell High School and North Yarmouth Academy.


In July 1966 he enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.


Charlie loved the water and being out on it.  He especially enjoys Hydroplanes, which he had growing up at camp on Cobbosseeconte Lake.  His love of boating turned into an American Power Boat Association Championship in February of 1993 after he went out to San Diego, CA to compete in the first Winter Nationals event.


In 1996, Charles moved to Florida, where he owned and operated Ocean Escapes Yachts in Marathon. 


Charlie is survived by his Son Sean Gatchell of East Lyne, CT and his two grandchildren Bryce and Brandi as well as his sister Karen Gatchell of Wells, ME.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Hallowell Cemetery, Water Street, Hallowell, ME.


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

Forgotten Felines

P. O. Box 504426

Marathon, FL 33050

Carolyn A. Gray

South Portland, ME – Carolyn A. Gray of South Portland, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center on Sunday, July 2, 2017. 

Carolyn was born on September 3, 1945 in Damariscotta, ME, a child of the late Roland Sumner and Christina Gray.  Carolyn graduated San Francisco State University in 1974 majoring in English and Literature. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology at Norwich University in 1995.


Lyn started her career in counseling at Midcoast Rehab Center in Owls Head, ME from 1974-1979. She then worked as an alcohol and drug counselor at Lincoln Academy from 1985-1992. Carolyn joined Food Addiction Chemical Dependency Consultants in 1992 where she remained an integral part of its treatment team until her death.


Carolyn was a proud member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.  She was an honest and caring therapist, who was loved by her clients as well as her coworkers and enriched the lives of all that knew her.


Carolyn is survived by her daughter Corinna Costello and her grandson Jackson Costello Wilmot. She also leaves her F.A.C.D.C. family as well as her Dr. Bob and Bill W. families.  Also, all her good friends and clients will miss her terribly.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church, 5 Washington Ave. Old Orchard Beach, ME.

James R. “Rusty” Teague

Long Island, ME – James R. Teague “Rusty”, 62, of Long Island passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on June 25th after a brief and courageous battle with colon cancer.

Rusty was born on October 17, 1954, in Bloomington Indiana, the son of Kenneth and Sarah Teague. He was raised in Bloomington and attended local schools where he met the love of his life and started their family.

He and his family moved to Maine in 1986 where he first worked on the F/V Boone with Capt. Steven Johnson. He also worked many years as sternman on the lobster boat F/V Kathleen.

Rusty was an avid member of his small community where he was a lieutenant on the Long Island Volunteer Fire Dept. for more than 25 years. When he filled the community’s need for a deputy sheriff in 1999, his love for service lead him to law enforcement with the  Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. After serving 2 years, he transferred to the State of Maine as a deputy judicial marshal where he retired after 17 years of service.

Rusty loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. It can easily be said that living life was one of his biggest passions. Among his hobbies were racing cars, throwing horseshoes, music, 4 wheeling in northern Maine and playing drums for many bands, most recently, the band, Plan B of Long Island.

He is predeceased by his father, Kenneth Teague and his older brother, Lawrence Teague.

He is survived by his mother, Sarah Teague of Long Island and his sister, Diana Neff of Bloomington, IN. He is also survived by his devoted and loving wife of 43 years, Diana Teague, of Long Island and their two daughters, Stephanie Rich and her husband, Larry of Falmouth and Rachelle Horton and her husband, Brian of Naples. He leaves behind his 7 beautiful grandchildren; Lauren, Abigail, Caitlyn, Ciara, Piper, Isaac, and Wyatt.  He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a beloved community that he adored.

He had a beautiful life and family and brought all who knew him love, friendship, and devotion. He will be sadly missed by so many.

His memorial service will be held on the Lord’s day, July 16th at 1pm (11am boat from Casco Bay Lines with convenient returns) at the VFW Hall, Long Island, ME.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make a contribution to The Changing Tides’ Foundation Cancer Fund, 772 Island Ave., Long Island, ME 04050.