Timothy J. “TJ” Carter

 

Westbrook, ME – Timothy John “TJ” Carter, 38, of Westbrook passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 22, 2018 at his home.


He was born on December 26, 1979 in Portland, ME, a son of Timothy Wayne Carter and Debbie Lee Carter.


TJ worked at Hannaford Brothers Warehouse for one year and then moved on to vocational training for automotive mechanics.


He loved the outdoors and spending time fishing; his favorite spot was Spring Point Lighthouse down on the rocks.  He also enjoyed working on cars.


Besides his parents, TJ is survived by two sons Tyler John and Bryson Carter and his sister Lisa Marie Carter.  He also leaves his grandparents Normand R. Carter and Dorothy S. Arsenault and Margaret Carter as well as his uncles Bruce Carter, Robbie Carter and Steve Mellen, many aunts, cousins and extended family.


A celebration of TJ’s life will be held at a later date.


 

James R. “Jamie” McLafferty

Auburn-James Robert McLafferty (aka Jamie, Jim and Jimmy) passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Odd Fellows Home in Auburn after a long illness.  He was born on January 27, 1938 to Joseph and Lurlene (Ross) McLafferty of Rangeley. 

 

As a child he was described as rambunctious, upbeat and “always on the run.”  He graduated from Rangeley High School in 1955 where he played varsity basketball and was one of nine classmates.  He then went to the University of Maine to get his bachelor’s degree and, after two years, entered the Navy where he became a weatherman on the aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid.  James often talked about how the Navy gave him direction in life.  After his discharge, he reenrolled in the University of Maine, graduating in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. 

 

He began his career as an accountant for Ernest and Sherman Shapiro in Lewiston, and then as the Controller for Eastland Shoe Company in Freeport, retiring after twenty years.

 

James was a Mason and belonged to the Tranquil Lodge #29 in Auburn.  He was a loving and dedicated father, proud grandparent, avid outdoorsman, carpenter and hobbyist.  He loved skiing, fishing, hunting, trap shooting, fly tying, model building and furniture making.  In 1988 he met the true love of his life, Diane.  They soon married and together had an amazing journey of companionship, love and happiness. 

 

Besides his loving wife of thirty years, he leaves behind his son Robert (Erica) of Springfield, IL and grandchildren Bryant and Lesley, and daughter Sue Croteau of Auburn and granddaughter Dominique, and sisters Brenda Manchester of Mechanic Falls and Susan Coombs of Durham, NH.  He also leaves behind Diane’s children Jennifer (Tom) Gubbins of South Pomfret, VT and their children Andrew, Lily and Hannah, Stephan (Katy) Hatch of Lexington, MA and their children Ethan, Eve and Sam, and Matthew (Terri) Hatch of Olathe, KS and their children Camdyn and Finn, who all also loved and knew him as Papa Jimmy. 

 

He was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother Joey.  James touched the lives of many, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.  The family would like to thank Odd Fellows Home for their excellent and loving care.   

 

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Rangeley.

Donna J. Anderson

Westbrook, ME – Donna Jean Anderson, of Westbrook, ME, 66, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Cedars in Portland.

She was born on December 7, 1951 in Caribou, ME a daughter of the late Warren E. & Marjory C. (Kelley) Anderson.  She grew up in Caribou, attending local area schools and graduated from Caribou High School.  She then went on to attend Northern Maine Community College.

Donna was a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked throughout Maine and Kirkland, Washington.  She retired from Springbrook Nursing Home in Westbrook.

She is survived by children Brian Jacobs Jr. And his wife Kristean of Westbrook and Daniel Jacobs of Gastonia, NC.  She also leaves her grandchildren Christopher Jacobs of St. Agatha, ME and Zachary Jacobs of Westbrook, ME as well as her brother Richard Anderson of Clinton, CT, her sister Hallie Milton of North Haverhill, NH and several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Ronald W. and Rodney Anderson.

A graveside service will be held at New Sweden Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her parents in New Sweden, ME.  The date and time will be announced late summer or early fall.


Cathy M. (Pooler) Cushing

South Portland, ME – Cathy Mae Cushing left this world on June 14, 2018 in Scarborough, Maine after a long courageous battle with cancer.  

She was born in Portland, Maine, October 6, 1950; the daughter of Stanley H Pooler and Catherine A Spiller. She was raised in South Portland, Maine attending South Portland schools.

After retiring from Unum in 2013, Cathy spent much of her time with family and friends at her campsite in Naples, Maine. She loved traveling, making numerous trips to Nevada to visit with her son and enjoying the many sites and stops along the way.

Cathy was a breath of fresh air to all she encountered. She always had a warm smile and a hearty laugh to share. She will be greatly missed by all who came to know and love her.

Cathy was predeceased by her parents; husband Elliott Cushing, his brother, Stanley Pooler and his wife LeeAnne. She is survived by her loving partner Francis J Millett of South Portland, son Elliot Cushing and partner Scott Bernier of Las Vegas, Nevada, son Brian Cushing and his wife Kriss of Waterboro, Maine, sisters Ellen Nielsen of Old Orchard Beach and Bobby Ellis of Berwick and brother Phillip Pooler and his wife Dawn of Kennebunk, along with several nieces and nephews.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of nurses and doctors at MMC for their loving and professional care.

Benjamin A. Hubley

 

Portland, ME – Benjamin Arthur Hubley died of natural causes at his residence in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on June 14, 2018. He was 97 years old. 

 

The son of Stella Jane Middleton Hubley and Percy Lee Hubley, Ben was born in Goshen, N.B., in 1920. The family emigrated to the U.S. and the Augusta, Maine, area in 1924. Intrigued by his family history, Ben later made several genealogical research trips to Canada. 

 

He grew up on Pleasant Hill Road, Augusta. To earn money, as he later recalled, he’d sell wild water lilies and the publication Grit. 

 

Ben graduated from Cony High School. In his teens he was “mic-struck” — captivated by radio — and founded a Cony Radio Club. Through the weekly club broadcast on WRDO, Ben got to know Harriette Hall, a cellist who performed with her sisters as the Hall Trio on the show. Ben and Hattie married in 1941.

 

Prior to World War II, Ben earned high marks at the Massachusetts Radio School, Boston, becoming well qualified for U.S. Army Signal Corps service after Pearl Harbor. As an operator-technician in the radio-relay network supporting Gen. Eisenhower’s headquarters, Ben served in North Africa, Malta, France and Italy. His role in repairing an antenna while under fire in Anzio, Italy, was recognized by the Kennebec Journal newspaper.

 

After the war, he worked in radio in Massachusetts — where his duties at WMNB, in North Adams, included broadcasting in knee-deep floodwaters and hosting “The Song Shop” — and then in Vermont until 1958, when he became station manager at WCSH Radio in Portland, Maine. At that point, the Hubley family bought the house in South Portland, Maine, where Ben and Hattie would reside for 55 years.

 

Ben moved to WCSH-TV and the field of advertising sales in 1967, and retired from the station as regional sales director in 1985.

 

Though a very private man, Ben was funny, wise and devoted to his family. His interests included music and literature (notably Emerson), gardening and cooking, fishing, bird watching, riding his bike to yard sales, amateur radio and computers.

 

He was predeceased by his wife, Harriette Linnell Hall Hubley, in 2017; by sisters Rosa and Carole; by brothers Leslie, Cecil and one who died unnamed at birth; by his parents; and by a son, Dennis.

 

Ben is survived by his children: daughters Susan and Nancy, and Nancy’s partner, Hiram Torres; son Douglas and Douglas’ wife, Gretchen; by his sister Shirley; and by nieces and nephews.

 

The family expresses its deep gratitude to the staff at Cape Memory Care, Cape Elizabeth, for their unfailing kindness and compassion toward Ben and Hattie, especially during their final weeks. We’re also deeply grateful to the staff of Beacon Hospice for making Ben’s departure as easy as possible for all concerned.

 

No public service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maine Audubon Society in Ben’s honor will be appreciated: https://www.maineaudubon.org/support/give/.

 

Lena M. (Erickson) Lathrop

 

Portland, ME – Lena M. Lathrop died peacefully surrounded by her children at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, ME on June 7, 2018. She was born in Portland, ME on October 6, 1938 to David and Stella M. Erickson. 

 

She graduated from Deering High School in 1956, earned an associate’s degree from the Portland School of Art and a Bachelor of Science in Teaching at the University of Maine in Farmington. She had a varied career teaching Home Economics at Hampden Academy in Hampden, ME, Art at Lake Region High School in Bridgton, ME and at Gardiner Middle School, in Gardiner, ME; working as a dietitian at Maine Medical Center on the Cardiac and Pediatric Floors; and living and working as the caretaker of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn, NY. 

 

She loved creating all different kinds of art including oil and watercolor paintings, stained glass, quilting, sewing, chair caning, jewelry making, pottery, batik, and basket weaving. She generously gave her artwork as gifts to her family and friends.  

 

Exploring new places was a passion for Lena, and she convinced her friends and relatives to come along on her adventures to Alaska, Finland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Jersey, Michigan, Vermont and many other places. She loved chocolate, lobster rolls, Neil Dimond, and walking by the ocean in Portland. 

 

She was a devoted mother, aunt, and grandmother and spent as much time as she could with her family. She is survived by her sister, Sylvia A. Coombs of Portland ME; two children, Rima B. Carlson of Montpelier, VT and Jeff D. Lathrop of Old Tappan, NJ, their spouses Brian Carlson, and Lisa Lathrop; 3 nieces, Robyn C. Berry, Senja E. St. John, Melissa-Jo Coombs; two nephews, Robert D. Coombs and Norm Berry; five grandchildren, Emma Lathrop, Camden Lathrop, Colten Lathrop, Anya Carlson, and Estherline Carlson, and five great nieces and nephews. 

 

A graveside service will be held on June 23,2018 at 2:00 PM at the Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, in Portland, ME.  

 

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice house in Scarborough, ME or online at: https://hsm46624.thankyou4caring.org/pages/gmhh-10th-anniversary-donation-page

 

 

 

Henry “Hank” Warren Gray Sr.

Kittery, ME – Henry “Hank” Warren Gray Sr., 92, of Haley Road in Kittery, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2018 following a brief residency at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough.

 

Hank was born on June 12, 1925 and was raised in Wakefield, MA, the son of the late Henry Warren Gray and the late Laura Taylor (Van Wart) Gray.

 

Hank served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Following WWII, Hank continued his education achieving a Bachelor’s degree at Colby College. He wed Marjorie Carol McKenna of Somerville, MA on September 27, 1952. Hank built his home on Haley Road and raised his family there. He became a civilian employee at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was employed as a Nuclear Power Engineer until his retirement in 1974.

 

He was a member of the York Golf and Tennis Club and the South Berwick Rod and Gun Club for many years. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren at school activities and sporting events.

 

Hank was predeceased by his loving wife, Marjorie Carol Gray (1999), by his son Gordon Malcolm Gray (1958) and is survived by his sister Margaret (Gray) Geary of Chelmsford, MA, Hanks three sons, Warren Gray (Sandra Gray) of York, ME, Kenneth Grayof Kittery, ME and Ronald Gray (Christine Gray) of Natick, MA and his daughter Cheryl (Gray) Scroggins (Joel Scroggins) of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by a granddaughter Jessica Gray of Palm Bay, FL and a grandson James Gray of York, ME as well as two nieces, Suzanne Lawlor and Christine Sweeney.

 

A private farewell will be celebrated by immediate family, and no public funeral service is planned.

 

 

Andrew R. Jennings

Auburn, ME – Andrew Robert Jennings 24, of Oxford, died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 9, 2018.

 

Andrew was born on January 27th, 1994 to Christopher and Kimberly. Andrew attended schools in Auburn and Oxford.

Andrew was much like his Uncle Scott, a Jack of all trades. He worked mostly as a mechanical insulator but also dabbled in roofing, carpentry and was recently most excited that he had been taught how to weld from his recent employer. Andrew was always excited to learn anything new that he could to support his family.

 

Andrew loved spending his free time with his father and son doing odd jobs and projects around the house. He would often go out of his way to help anyone whether it be family, a friend or even a stranger in passing. He wasn’t afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved classic country music and singing along with his  children and wife, who he also spent many hours playing outside with them and teaching them about his tools. Andrew was always the life of the party, extremely likeable and always had a joke to tell or prank to pull with a contagious smile on his face.

 

Andrew will be lovingly remembered by, wife Tori Jennings and two young children Chevy and McKaylee of Oxford, his parents Christopher Jennings of Oxford, Kimberly and Tom Rose of Turner, Sisters, Mercedes Becvar and fiance Sheldon Leppala of Green, Caitlyn Jennings of Boothbay, Kirsten Rose of Poland, Kayla Rose of Portland and Brothers Nathan Sessions of Portland and Tj Rose of Turner. Nieces Sophia, Laryah, Briar, Aniyah and Maleni and Nephews C.J, Chase, Aries and Aden. His cousins Tyler, Jessie, Mariah, Adam and many more. His loving Aunts, Cindy Jennings of Auburn, Melissa Jennings of and Nancy and husband Robert Sheffey of Florida. Uncles Tony Jennings of Turner and Tim and wife Mary Jennings of Lewiston  and friends. Andrew was predeceased by his grandparents Marjorie Jennings, Barbara Sessions and Albert Sessions. Uncles Leon Jennings, Scott Sessions and Dwayne Sessions and Aunt Julie Sessions.

 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 3:00 at 202 Mechanic Falls Road, Oxford.

 

Harriet O. (Barter) Doughty

Buxton, ME – Harriet O. (Barter) Doughty, 89, passed away at home in her sleep after a short illness.  She was the wife of the late Harold E. Doughty Sr., who died October 20, 2016.

She was born in Falmouth, ME a daughter of the late Dewey O. & Edith M. (Tuttle) Barter.  She grew up in Falmouth, attending local area schools and graduating from Falmouth High School.

Harriet held many different jobs throughout her life; however, her greatest accomplishment was being a Mother and Grandmother.

She is survived by her three children Susan Sampson and her husband Timothy of Buxton, Harold Doughty Jr. of Buxton and Carmen Estabrook and her husband Mark of Limington.  She also leaves two grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as two sisters Virginia Dix of and Evelyn Barter both of Florida.  She was also the sister of the late Phyllis Raplee and William Barter and grandmother of the late Timothy Sampson and Thomas Sampson.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Hospice of Southern Maine for their support and care during Harriet’s final days.

There will no services and burial will be private.

Patricia E. (Thomas) Smith

Freeport, ME – Patricia E. (Thomas) Smith, born on September 20, 1927 in San Diego, CA, passed away at age 90 on June 9, 2018 in Freeport, ME . 

Patricia was married to the late Clarence L. Smith.  She was preceded in death by her sons Scott Born and Stoney Smith; and daughter Bonnie Born.  Patricia is survived by her son, Woody Smith; daughter Patty (Smith) Leslie; son-in law Tyrone Leslie; and grandchildren, Ashley (Leslie) Robinson, Kyle Leslie, Lea Smith, Scott Born Jr., and Elizabeth Born.

Patricia had many jobs; classical pianist, school bus driver, postal carrier, military spouse and homemaker.  Her hobbies included golf, sewing, quilting, cross stitch, and piano.

Special thanks to the staff at Hawthorne House in Freeport and to Beacon Hospice.

Per Pat’s requests, there will be no services.

Our memories of Pat will forever live in our hearts.  She was the most generous and loving person, and forever feisty and full of life.  We love you and miss you.