Thomas H. Kimball

Fairfield, ME – Thomas H. Kimball, 69, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Maine General Hospital.

 

He was born in Biddeford, ME on March 22, 1949 a son of William H. & Jean L (Taylor) Kimball of Lyman, ME.  He grew up in the Biddeford/Saco Area, attending local area schools and graduated from Thornton Academy.  He then went on to achieve his Associated Degree in Culinary Arts from Southern Maine Technical College.

 

Tom held various jobs throughout his life as a chef and a substance abuse counselor until retiring for medical reasons.

 

Cooking was his passion; he was always ready to create a superb meal for his family.  He also enjoyed Fishing and being in the great outdoors of Maine.

 

Along with his parents he is survived by four daughters Marianne Rines and her husband Joe of Biddeford, Laura Rowe and her husband Patrick of Iron Station, NC, Bethany Kimball and Heather Kimball both of St. Augustine, FL.  He is also survived by eleven grandchildren Joey, Brian, Lily, Paden, Blake, Genesis, Heidi, Kyle, Kylee, Hoke and Henry as well as one Brother, Steven Kimball and his wife Sheila of Houston, TX.  He was also the father of the late Donna Myers, who died in 2015.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Grace Point Church, 50 Adams Street, Biddeford, ME.

 

Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Biddeford, will be held during the Summer of 2018.

Richard C. Nielsen

Old Orchard Beach, ME – Richard C. Nielsen, 71, Born March 10, 1946 who was married to Ellen Jane (Pooler) Nielsen, passed away peacefully at his home in Old Orchard Beach on Thursday, January 25, 2018. 

 

Richard was born in Portland, ME at what was then called Maine General Hospital.  He was born to Alfred C. Nielsen and Florence Mae (Ray) Nielsen in Scarborough.  He was the youngest of three children.  He went to Scarborough and South Portland Schools.  He dropped out of school and took an apprenticeship at Broadway Auto Body to learn the art of Automotive Repairs. 

 

Richard met his wife, Ellen Jane Pooler, in the fall of 1968 while she worked at her father’s convenience store on Broadway in South Portland.  They were married on May 3, 1969 in South Portland, ME.  They lived in South Portland when they were first married and later moved to Scarborough and lived there for 43 years.  They had 4 children together.

   

After working at several body shops and mastering his craft, he opened in own business, Dick’s Auto Body and Paint on the Payne Road in Scarborough.  He opened the business there in 1978.  He worked on all kinds of cars and quite often if a customer didn’t have enough to pay their bill he would work out a barter system of some kind.  Many of his later customers would tell him that their parents had been his clients earlier in his career.  He worked on all kinds of vehicles but as technology got more involved, he moved his expertise to mostly rust repair.  He was diagnosed with lung cancer in March of 2014 and was forced to retire as he could no longer handle the long hours. 
 
Richard enjoyed working on cars, having fun with his children, and eventually grandchildren.  He enjoyed camping, friends, going for Sunday rides, campfires, and going to the races at Beech Ridge.  He would eventually succumb to his lung cancer.  
 
Survivors include his wife, Ellen of almost 49 years who was the love of his life.  He is predeceased by both of his parents and his sister, Geneva.  He is survived by his brother David and his wife Debbie of Machiasport, Maine.  His four children: son Richard and his fiance Geneva of South Portland, son Scott and his wife Laurie of Biddeford, daughter Sonja of Old Orchard Beach, and son Eric and his wife Kathy of Standish.  He also has 5 grandchildren, Kylie and Morgan of Mechanic Falls, Madison and Nicholas of Biddeford, and Lily of Old Orchard Beach. 
 
A celebration of life will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Elks Lodge, 68 Ocean Park Road, Saco, ME from 4 – 7 p.m.  
 
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to either one of the following: 
 
Hospice of Southern Maine 
180 US Route One 
Scarborough, ME 04074 
or 
Maine Cancer Foundation 
100 Campus Drive 
Suite 108 
Scarborough, ME. 04074 

Patricia A. (Swiger) O’Brien

South Portland, ME – Patricia A. (Swiger) O’Brien, daughter of Walter and Sarah (Goddard) Swiger who was born on March 1, 1932 of South Portland, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side.  

 

Patricia was well-known in Ferry Village where she lived her whole life, 80 years of which was on the same street. Patricia married her beloved husband James J. O’Brien in 1956, and together they had four children. Patricia was a homemaker and also worked packing sardines, and on the line at Fairchild Semiconductor.

Patricia enjoyed music, walking the neighborhood, Bingo and spending time with her family.  

 

Patricia was predeceased by her husband, parents, one sister, five brothers, nieces and a nephew. She is survived by her daughter Kathy O’Brien, son Kevin O’Brien, daughter Sarah and husband Richard Jones and daughter Tracy and husband Paul Tuttle. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.   

 

At Patricia’s request there will be no Services.  Patricia will be laid to rest alongside her husband James at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. 

Robert A. Burgess

Yarmouth, ME – Robert Andrew Burgess, 41, of Yarmouth, ME died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, January 17, 2018 while at work. 

He was born on June 22, 1976 in Portland, ME a son of Wesley E. Burgess and his wife Susan of Bradford, ME and Joanne (Miner) Hartford of Portland.  Bobby attended schools in Windham as well as St. Joseph’s in Biddeford, Memorial Middle School and South Portland High School. 

He worked for multiple moving companies in the Portland area and Yarmouth Redemption before holding his current job as a cook for Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth. 

Bobby spent many years enjoying roller-skating at Happy Wheels.  He was also an avid New England Patriots fan.  He lived life to its fullest and not only had a big heart and an outstanding personality but an awesome sense of humor; Bobby was liked by all who met him.  The most important part of his world was his three children, whom he loved more than anything in the world.  He also enjoyed camping and looked forward to the annual Moosehead Lake Trip.  In his spare time he could be found hanging out his friends and his children, playing all types of games from cards to video games. 

Besides his parents he is survived by his three children Brenton Burgess, Arianah Burgess and Connor Burgess and Connor’s Mother Amanda Arsenault.  He also leaves his paternal grandmother Mildred Burgess, his sisters Angela Burgess and her husband Lee Knecht and Amberlyn Burgess and his brother Shannon Burgess and his wife Amy, his nephews Joseph and Aaron Burgess and nieces Evie and Shaelin Burgess, as well as his best friend Matt Noyes and many, many other friends. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress Street, Portland, ME.  A reception will follow at Amvets Hall, 148 North Road, Yarmouth. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.gofundme.com/robert-burgess-benefit

Emma E.(Kilburn) “Nebby” Irish

 

Portland, ME – Emma E. (Kilburn) “Nebby” Irish, 89, peacefully passed through Heaven’s gate into God’s garden very early on the morning of Sunday, January 7, 2018.  She was the wife of the late Russell H. Irish.

Nebby was born on June 17, 1928 in Batavia, New York the daughter of the late Arthur S. Kilburn & Emma D. (Dories) Kilburn.

The family moved to Maine when she was 5 years old, residing in Cape Elizabeth where she graduated from Cape High.  After which she attended & graduated from UMO class of ’49.

She led a full life, first & foremost as a wife, mother & homemaker in Portland. As her boys got older she took on various jobs; a teller at Casco Bank, medical office manager & as a nanny doing private family daycare in her home.

She is survived by her two sons, Jim Irish & his wife Sue of Gold Canyon, AZ and Glenn Irish & his wife Jane of Robinhood, ME, as well as one grandson Brad Irish & his wife Jenny of Tempe, AZ.

Nebby is also survived by many dear friends, particularly Alli, Joe & the Batoosingh family & the wonderful staff at 75 State Street.

Per Mom’s request there will be no services, but please keep her in your hearts, memories & prayers.

Barbara E. (Deming) Sessions

Lewiston, ME – Barbara E. (Deming) Sessions, 69, of Lewiston, ME went to join our Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018 peacefully at her home.

She was born in Lewiston, ME on February 24, 1948 a daughter of the late Frank and Fern (Brennan) Deming.  She grew up in the Oxford Hills area, attending local area schools.

For the most of her caring life she worked as a housekeeper with approximately twelve years of it joyfully working for owner and founder of Hawaiian Tropical Suntan Care, Ron Rice.  During this time she met many celebrities and shared her stories for years.

Barbara had a love of playing bingo at Loaves & Fishes in Lewiston with her daughters and friends.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Family meant everything to her.  She took great pride in decorating her home with nautical décor.  She was loved and cared for by many lifelong friends.

She is survived by her soul mate Alfred Turbide of 34 years of Daytona Beach, FL, two daughters Nancy Sheffey and her husband Bobby of Ponce Inlet, FL and Kimberly Rose and her husband Tom of Turner, ME, and her loving daughter-in-law Teresa Sessions of Oxford, ME as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also leaves her sister Marion Brackett and her husband Jeff and two nephews all of Oxford, ME.   She was also the mother of the late Scott, Dwayne and Julie Sessions.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life at First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College Street, Lewiston, ME on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.  A gathering will immediately follow in churches fellowship hall.

 

Lynn (Lewis) Glover

Yarmouth, ME – Lynn Lewis Glover passed away peacefully Saturday, January 13, at Maine Medical. She was 93.

 

Born in Charleston, WV, she graduated with a degree in teacher education from Wheelock College, Boston.  As a student, she met Gordon Glover, a B-17 Army Air Force pilot, on a blind date. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

 

Their partnership took them from Boston to Tennessee, to New York and Virginia and New Hampshire.  They spent several years in Gorham, ME, before relocating to Mountain Lakes, NJ. Each summer, the family returned to their South Freeport cottage overlooking Casco Bay.

 

Mrs. Glover was active in the Episcopal Church on local and national levels, serving as chairman of the United Thanks Offering. She stayed politically engaged through the League of Women Voters, and spent many years working at the Mountain Lakes Library.

 

The Glovers retired to their South Freeport home more than two decades ago. During those years, Mrs. Glover volunteered as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), helping and advocating for children in crisis.

 

Perhaps her greatest passion was for art. An accomplished knitter and superb crewel embroiderer, she also loved the painting of tin boxes and chests and served as avid member and president of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (HSEAD).

 

She leaves her husband, Gordon; daughters Susan Lynn Glover of Boston; Margaret Christina Douglas (Gerard) of Saint Petersburg, FL; Barbara Elizabeth Shane (John) of Long Beach, CA; and son William Lewis Glover (Mary Lynn). She loved her eight grandchildren: Alison Douglas, Chloe Douglas Brehm, Charles and Riley Shane, Reed Godlewski; Margaret, Sara and Ginny Glover; and a new great-granddaughter, Sage Winslow Brehm.

 

With great thanks to the loving caretakers and friends at Bay Square, Yarmouth, and the nursing staff at Maine Medical. Services will be arranged privately.

Jane (Blackstone) Cleaves

Yarmouth, ME – Jane (Blackstone) Cleaves, 70, died peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 4, 2018. 

 

She was born on January 7, 1947 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Herbert & Eleanor (Reed) Blackstone.  She grew up in Yarmouth, attending local area schools and was a 1965 graduate of Yarmouth High School.  

 

In 1968 she graduated from Central Maine General Hospital of Nursing in Lewiston.  She then began her long nursing career that lasted until her retirement. Jane worked at several hospitals, spending the majority of her career at Maine Medical Center from which she retired. At Maine Medical she worked in the Oncology unit and eventually the Cardiac Unit, which was her passion.  

Throughout her career, Jane was involved in many organizations. American Heart Association Board, Maine Behavioral Health and their TIP (Trauma Intervention Program) board.  She was also past President of the Yarmouth Lions Club. 

 

At the First Universalist Church, Jane was involved in every program going., as well as being past President of the Board of Trustees for many years. She was an incredible leader, and a passionate advocate for organizational as well as individual health. 

 

Jane is survived by her son, Brian (Rachel), of Yarmouth, daughter Jennifer (Eric) Ayer of Richmond, Maine. Granddaughters Alyssa, Kali and Morgan Ayer as well as a great grandson Marcus. Jane is also survived by her sister Joan Kalbach of Freeport. 

 

Jane’s favorite saying- “Love People Feed Them Good Food.” 

 

A celebration of life for Jane will be held Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 P.M. at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, 286 West Elm Street, Yarmouth 

Bright casual attire would be appropriate. 

 

In lieu of flowers, it is requested donations be made to the First Universalist Church, 97 Main St, Yarmouth, ME 04096. 

Lyndon B. “Red” Manson

 

LEWISTON — Lyndon “Red” B. Manson, 75, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully in a room filled with love, surrounded by his beloved daughters Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Brunswick, the son of Harold Manson and Dorothy Harmon. Red worked in construction for 10 years in Jay, and at Maine Yankee in Wiscasset. He worked for 23 years at Bath Iron Works as a materials planner in the tin shop. He retired in 2000.

Red was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He enjoyed playing pool, having won many trophies, and betting at horse races. He loved spending time with his daughters and going to breakfast with them. Red worked hard his whole life, and fought a long, hard battle medically. He is now resting in peace and is no longer suffering. Red will be remembered for his amazing sense of humor and his incredible smile.

He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Harmon; his father, Harold Manson; his stepfather, Bill Mcguire; his brother, David Manson; his brother-in-law, Joseph Gray; and his sister-in-law, Joyce Manson.He is survived by his companion of more than 20 years, Claire Gagnon, of Lewiston; his brother, Gary Manson, of Boothbay Harbor; his stepbrother, Harold H. Manson, of Topsham; and his two stepsisters Barbara Gray of Lisbon and Rosalie Macqusick of Massachusetts; his four daughters: Donna Duval and her husband, Don, of Florida; Karen Letourneau and her husband, Peter, of Wales; Melanie Therrien and her husband, Glenn, of Lewiston; and Tiffany Manson of Lewiston; three grandsons: Matthew Saucier of Lewiston, Ryan Manson and his wife, Raelynn, of Turner; and Jeffrey Manson and his wife, Stephanie, of Lewiston; as well as one granddaughter, Jessica Keneborous, of Auburn; and one step-grandson, Dylon Therrien, and his fiancee, Kristina Cote, of Lewiston; his five great-grandchildren: Mariah Johnson, Emma Manson, River Manson, Olivia Manson and Adam Manson, with one on the way; and his step-great-granddaughter, Madilyn Moreau.

Red and his family would like to send their sincerest gratitude to the doctors who helped him live a longer life, Dr. William Lee and Dr. Neal Duval.

You will be dearly missed. Fly high daddy, your little Rose, until we meet again.

A memorial service and reception will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Auburn on Spring Street beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to www.copdfoundation.org.

 

George V. Cashen

York, ME – George Vincent Cashen Jr., of York, died peacefully at the Veterans Home in Scarborough, Maine December 28, 2017 after a period of failing health. 

Born in Worcester, Ma on December 22, 1944, George attended Northeastern University, was a proud member of the Pershing Rifle Brigade of ROTC, received a BA in History and graduated as a 2ND LT. 

After two tours in Vietnam 1967 – 1970 as an Army Ranger, Captain Cashen was awarded multiple honors including a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal and a Combat Infantry Badge. 

George is survived by his wife Karen (MacKay), formerly of Lynnfield, Ma, her son Ryan J. MacKay, his wife Pamela, and their son Shane of North Reading, Ma as well as his African Grey parrot, Juliette. 

Before retiring to York in 2012, George, now a licensed sea captain, and his wife, ran a charter sailing business out of Salem, Ma and the BVI aboard their 40-foot ketch “Alexandra Rose.” Prior to that he was a manager in the publishing industry out of Boston for over 20 years. 

An avid reader, lover of music and animals, George was a devoted member of the choir and a congregant at St. George’s Episcopal Church in York Harbor, Me where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 24, 2018 @11am.  

FMI: https://stgeorgesyorkharbor.org/ 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to B-Unit at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough: https://mainevets.org/locations-2/scarborough/