Shannon L. Colson

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Shannon Lynn Colson was found eternally resting in her Yarmouth home at the age of 48.


Shannon was born on May 1, 1970 in Brunswick, ME to Frederick Helms and Constance Crystol. She received her high school diploma from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham in 1989.


On April 23, 1993 she married Samuel S. Colson. They had one daughter, Kaleigh and one son, Christian before separating in 1998.


Shannon took pride in her work volunteering with local soup kitchens across the state. She was an avid animal lover who got joy from rescuing pets from shelters and distressed homes. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was a big country music fan. She was known for her silly antics and infectious personality. She was kind and a ray of light for so many.


Shannon was preceded in death by her father Frederick Helms, her mother Constance Cox, and her step father Darrell Cox. She is survived by her partner Rick Brown, her children Kaleigh and Christian Colson, her step children Zechariah and Rebecca Brown, her brothers Joseph Cox and Scott Helms, her grandsons Parker Wheaton and Carson Brown, two nephews, several cousins, and many friends.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Rogers Cemetery On Cathance Road in Topsham at 12pm.


In lieu of flowers please consider sending cards and donations to her children to 91 Wassau Street, Millinocket, ME 04462.



Ria Hannelore Rosenberger

Ria Hannelore Rosenberger (Schäfer) “Mutti” “Oma” “Grandma”, 90, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 3rd, 2018.  


Hannelore was born January 30, 1928, to Marie (Biller) and Ludwig Schäfer in Wiesbaden-Schierstein, Germany. She met her late husband, Duane T. Rosenberger, at age 22 while he was serving in the Navy. Hannelore and Duane fell quickly in love and after they were married, moved to the Bronx, New York in 1951, until finally moving to Massapequa Park, Long Island where they would raise their family. Hannelore gave birth to her first daughter, Lore-Marie, in 1958 and her second, Mary-Lou in 1961. While living on Long Island, Hannelore taught herself accounting which lead to a robust career of which she took great pride in. 


In 1989, Hannelore and Duane retired to Melbourne, Florida where they spent 20 years traveling, listening to music, and enjoying nibbles and high balls. They enjoyed spending time with her many friends in Suntree, especially Vi and Dan Schaefer as well as Helen and George Niederhauser, loving transplants from Long Island. Hannelore and Duane lived for their children and grandchildren. 


Hannelore made her final move to Lyman, Maine where she shared a home with her daughter, Mary-Lou, and son-in-law, Richard. She spent her last year in the “cold country”, surrounded by family, friends and two loving dogs, Joey and Chloe.  


Hannelore will be remembered by her friends and family as a woman with immense strength, courage, kindness, and compassion. She enjoyed years of water aerobics, playing cards, baking, feeding the duckies, and watching the birds in her backyard. Hannelore’s friends and family will miss her infamous Thanksgiving stuffing, traditional Christmas cookies and Stollen which has fortunately been passed down to her children and grandchildren.  


Hannelore is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Duane T. Rosenberger. She is survived by her two daughters Lore-Marie Pilotte of Saco, Maine and Mary-Lou Emmons and her husband Richard of Lyman, Maine and five grandchildren, Micho Pilotte and fiancé Brian Ahern of Londonderry, NH, Jillian Pilotte of Londonderry, NH, Justin Brandstein of Lyman, Maine, Ari Brandstein and fiancé Kathryn Conway of Framingham, MA, and Ailish Pilotte of Londonderry, NH.  


Hannelore’s life was celebrated with many friends and family at Dimillo’s Restaurant in Portland, Maine.  Memorial donations may be made to Southern Maine Hospice; 180 US Route One, Scarborough, Maine 04074.


James E. “Jim” Quincannon


South Portland, ME – James (Jim) Quincannon died at his home on Topez Drive in South Portland with his beloved son-in law, Robert Falconer attending to his needs, and his wife of thirteen years, SharonLee Quincannon, in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 23, 2018.


Jim was proud of his Irish heritage.   He was the second generation to be born in Portland.  His grandparents immigrated from County Galway in 1919, first landing in Boston, and then finding their way to Portland where they undoubtably had relatives who preceded them. The paternal name Concannon was changed to Quincannon at this time. James was born to James Edward and Hannah Coyne Quincannon at the Queens Hospital on April 28, 1935.


Visible evidence of his pride in being Irish was displayed on his wedding day, when Jim and SharonLee wore the plaids of their ancestral heritage.  Theirs was a wonderful testament “that love is not limited to a specific time in one’s life, but is life itself.”  (A comment by Sarah Chapman)


Sharon and Jim met in the ‘winter’ of their lives; she was 61 and he, 69.   Both had lost partners and spent many years alone.  Jim’s first wife of 24 years, Theresa Rose Marrazzo died in 1999, at the age of 68, after a long illness.  Jim cared for her for over two years until her death.


Jim continued to live at Pinecrest Village where, as fate would have it, SharonLee would move from Portland in 2001 to the same village.


One could say that theirs was a match made in Heaven.  Both Jim and Sharon were actively connected to the faith community of St John’s parish.  Jim volunteered at the St. John’s Food Pantry for many years, was a volunteer minister at the Maine Medical Center’s Chaplaincy Office, where he brought communion to Catholic patients, and he also sang in the Choir at St. John’s.    Sharon joined the choir at St. John’s after moving from Portland.  


 In 2004, Jim made his move, and asked Sharon out.  A short courtship followed, ‘you don’t waste a lot of time at our age when you know what you want’, and Sharon and Jim were married at St. John the Evangelist Church on September 29, 2005.


On the day of their wedding, three little boys, newly acquired ‘grandsons’, James, Andrew and Eli Falconer, carried the wedding rings and wore their Hamilton ties (Sharon’s heritage).  From James Falconer:


  “Grandpa Jim, you entered my life fourteen years ago and were an amazing addition to our family.  You loved us like you had known us our whole lives, and you gave my whole family, especially my grandmother, SharonLee Quincannon, so much joy. Your dry sense of humor perfectly combatted our zaniness, and you always found ways to make us laugh.”


As a child, Jim lived on Salem Street in Portland and attended St. Dominic’s School. He was an altar server at St. Dominic’s Church, a role he would resume as an adult:  a ministry that he and Sharon would share for many years serving at the funeral masses for St. John’s deceased members.


Jim was a member of the first graduating class of 1951 at Cheverus High School. After High School Jim enlisted in the US Army as a Specialist Medic during the Korean War.  After he was discharged from the service, Jim held a number of Jobs in Portland, including three years as a deputy of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.  For twenty-four years, until his retirement, Jim worked as a brakeman for the Maine Central Railroad.


 Jim had a gracious and generous heart and always found time to volunteer wherever there was a need.  After his marriage to Sharon, he volunteered at the Maine Eye Center where she was employed until her retirement.  He delivered mail to the offices, greeted patients and took care of setting up the hospitality station with coffee.  Patients and staff remember him as a kind and gentle man with a ready smile and quick wit.


James was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council 8144, and 4th Degree Assembly 337.  Jim was also an Affiliate of the Good Shepherds Sisters.


James Quincannon is survived by his loving wife, SharonLee (Hawkes) Quincannon, two stepdaughters, Jeannine Thurlow, her daughter Briella, and Elaine Falconer, her husband Robert, and sons, James, Andrew, Eli and David Falconer, and many cousins and friends.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, So. Portland at 11 AM, followed by the interment at Calvary Cemetery.  The family wishes to invite participants to share in refreshments and a celebration of Jim’s life at St Maximillian Kolbe Parish Hall, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough immediately following the cemetery service.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to the South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thaddeus Road, South Portland.


** A special note of thanks from SharonLee Quincannon to the VNA Hospice Care providers who extended their professional and loving care to James over the last months:  Donna, Shelly, and Edna.  I also wish to thank my daughter Elaine Falconer, and her husband Bob, and my friends Marianne and Joel Chapman for their help and support and love.


Merle F. Davis

Lewiston, ME – Merle F. Davis, 71, of Lewiston passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018, after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center.  He was the husband of Arlana J. (McGraw) Davis. 

He was born on January 29, 1947 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late Merle F. & Doris I. (Maddocks) Davis Sr.  He grew up in Auburn, attending local area schools and graduated from Edward Little High School.  Merle left High School in 1964 to serve his country in the US Navy, returning to Auburn in 1967 and eventually graduated in 1972. 

He worked in manufacturing for Bell Manufacturing, Miller Industries and Geiger Brothers until his early fifties and then went on to be a truck driver for Yarmouth Lumber, before retiring about ten years ago. 

Merle was a member of the United Bikers of Maine until he had to give up his motorcycle.  His Motorcycle was very large part of his life, he found many days of joy riding it. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by three children Shane Davis of Falmouth, Kristie Davis-Morin and her husband Rusty of Turner and Chanin Harris and her husband Paul of Rochester, NH.  He also leaves eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as his sister Pearl Stanhope of CA.  He was also the brother of the late Rosalie Jenkins who died this past year. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Gracelawn memorial park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn.

Robert B. Bowman

Warren, ME – Robert B. Bowman, 65, of Warren, ME moved onto a higher life on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  


Bob was born January 14, 1953 in Lynn, MA to Mary C. (Whitten) Bowman and Albert W. Bowman of Lynn, MA.  He attended Classical High School in Lynn, MA and studied at North Shore Community College also in Lynn. 


Bob was very well liked and easily made friends wherever he went.  He had a gift of making people laugh and putting them at ease.  These characteristics lead him to many opportunities in retail throughout his career.  He was affectionately known as “Buffy” to his friends at Walmart Thomaston.   

Bob proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine appointed as Corporal in rank in 1974 and Sergeant in rank in 1975.   

He was a passionately loyal Patriots and Red Sox fan.  He enjoyed watching Mountain Men, Life below Zero and anything Alaska. 


Robert is survived by Charles Bowman and Deborah, Kathleen Donahue and George, Kenneth Bowman and Stephanie, Glen Bowman, Annie Oakes and Tex and special companion Arlene Lindsay Matthews.  Bob had two children Kerri Bowman and Brian Bowman and grandson Mason Bowman and many nieces and nephews.  Bob was predeceased by sisters Diane Ricchi, Lynn Ashley and brother Albert Bowman, mother Mary Bowman and son Bobby Bowman.   


A Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2 p. m. at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. 


In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory can be made to American Disabled Veterans at 

Anita R. (Veilleux) Cook


Lewiston – Anita Rita Cook 97 of Lisbon died Wednesday August 15, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center after a four day stay. Born in Lewiston July 26, 1921 a daughter of the late Arthur and Cecile Veilleux Parent she was educated in  Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in the Class of 1940.

She was married to Robert K. ( Bob  ) Cook who died July 17th 2002. Mrs. Cook was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. She worked as a clerk at Fantastic Fair and Ward Bros. and later as Office Manager for Bob Cook’s Auto Electric and was Park Manager for Sunset Garden  Trailer Park in Lewiston. 

She enjoyed traveling with her husband Bon, especially to Boothbay Harbor, where they often took weekend trips and will be remembered for her great smile and personality.

She is survived by her son and care giver David P. Biron of Lisbon, stepson John Cook and wife Linda of Lewiston, stepdaughters Linda Cook of Rome, NY, and Pauline Biron and husband Larry of Lisbon Falls  4  grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, several nieces & nephews, including Mike Fournier and Wife Nancy of Lewiston and Norm Fournier of Seattle, WA.. She was also predeceased by her son Marc N. Biron.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday August 22 , 2018 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St. Auburn, Maine  A service of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services 999 Forrest Ave. Portland, ME 04102


Robert H. Hack

Portland, ME – Robert Hamilton Hack passed peacefully after a brief illness on August 15, 2018. 

Robert Hack was born to Robert Waldo Hack and Ruth Hamilton Hack on April 24, 1926 at the New England Hospital for Women and Children (Now the Dimock Center) in Boston, MA.

Growing up during the Great Depression, he spent his early years living with his older sister Marion in Jamaica Plain.  The family moved to Shrewsbury, MA in 1935. 

From the age of 2 months, his summers were spent on Cousins Island in Casco Bay off of Yarmouth, Maine surrounded by family and friends. 

He enjoyed sports and played football at Shrewsbury High School during the age of leather helmets.   

Upon his graduation in 1944, Robert enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the 75th Division, 290th Infantry, Company “G.”   He spent time in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge as half of a Browning automatic rifle (BAR) team, and after the surrender of Germany, as a clerk in the “Cigarette Camps” around La Havre, France.  His job at the time was to switch the movies around the camp.  He befriended a dog, Peter, which he managed to smuggle home on board the Queen Mary which had been converted to a troopship for the war.  He also had the opportunity to travel to Wales and Switzerland. 

After his separation from the Army in 1946 he worked at several different jobs before training to be a printer working with an offset press.   

After his parents retired, the whole family decided to relocate permanently to Maine in the early 1950’s.  Bob met Mary Hague at Thanksgiving dinner in 1959.  After a brief courtship, they were married on February 20, 1960.  They built a home next to the family cottage on Cousins Island.  They had a son, Robert II, in December 1961, followed by a daughter, Christine, in November 1964.   

When Robert’s eyesight began to give him trouble, he found other employment working at Yarmouth Boat Yard and later at Ring’s Marina.  During this time he also worked as a volunteer firefighter with Engine 3, located at the firehouse on Cousins Island. 

He enjoyed spending time with family.  Many summer evenings were spent visiting family and friends when everyone would converge on the island.  Bob and his family would spend vacations camping on Moshier Island.  One of his favorite activities was to go dig a “mess” of clams.  Boats were his big passion.   Bob also fished for lobsters and crabs with the small number of traps he had for Christmas dinner which was always lobster and crabmeat salad.  He owned many boats and spent as much time as he could out on the waters of Casco Bay. 

His beloved wife, Mary, succumbed to breast cancer on August 12, 1988 after 28 years of marriage.  He never really learned to live without her.  Robert was also predeceased by his sister, Marion Hack in 2008, and his son, Robert II, in 2016.  He is survived by his daughter Christine and many cousins.

His daughter Christine will remember him always as a jokester and a prankster, “You had to be wary around him or you could end up in the water when you least expected it.  He was always ready with an embarrassing tale or two.  The drawn-out syllable of ‘Daaaaaad!’ could be heard frequently in such occasions.” 

Christine would like to thank the folks at Maine Medical Center and especially all the caring nurses and staff at Seaside Rehab.  I love that you all took such good care of him. 

There will be no services per Robert’s request.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Anne E. (Patenaude) Midgett




Portland- Anne E Midgett,81, of Scarborough, was the daughter of Lionell and Robertine Patenaude.She was born in Rumford February 23, 1937 and was raised in So. Portland, graduated from South Portland High School in 1954.


   Tribute To Anne

 Her Smile


Her smile! Always present, never fake, It follows her into a dark room and suddenly the world is made bright with her smile!


The heart! Always beating, never a flutter. It holds the key to her entire being.


Her love is so pure that it welcomes all to share in its warmth.


Her smile…How many people has it touched? Too many to count!


Who else could bring a smile to the face of a total stranger with her gentle hugs or an unexpected kiss.


Another life has been touched by her love!


It could be that couple sitting across from her in a booth; or that frantic mother whose crying baby was gifted with a toe tickle and a smile!


Back to that smile….


It lights up, and like a flame, it’s warmth engulf everyone;


Her smile…It’s contagious.


How can you resist it?


It knows no race, color, age or creed.


Her smile… It is love in it’s purest forms.


Energy flows from that smile into the hearts of others.


The old man, the new mother, the porters filling the ship’s passageways.


A surprise hug and a pure kiss on the cheek; Another heart has been ignited, another boring, tedious day has been made bright.


My days are all made bright by the witness of Her Smile!


Died on August 15, 2018; Anne leaves her husband Ralph, her children Debra and Greg Rumery, her brother, Lee Patenaude.


Ralph would like to express his gratitude to the Barron Center for the care and love they gave Anne during her stay on the 2 North Wing.


Timothy R. “Tim” Hart

Lewiston, ME – Timothy R. “Tim” Hart, 53, of Lewiston, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

He was born in Lewiston, ME on December 2, 1964 a son of the late Ernest J. Hart III and Gloria T. (Lambert) Dennison of Lewiston, ME. 

Timothy worked for Cracker Barrel and Stamey’s BBQ of Lexington, NC and then worked at KJ Smith Builders of Greensboro, NC where he learned the trade and became a finished Carpenter. Worked for S& P Architectural of Port Charlotte, FL. He then moved back to Maine in 2007 and returned to the Village Inn in Auburn as a chef for many years.

Tim was a prankster, loved to catch you by surprise and when he did, the look on his face was priceless. He never realized how many lives he touched.

Besides his mother Tim is survived by four siblings, Sandra Poulin of Lewiston, Rick Hart and his wife Jane Hart of Gray, Gail Hart of Lewiston and Donna Shea and her husband Jack and her son Mike Gendron of Port Charlotte, FL.  He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends whom will miss him.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:













St Jude’s Hospital
































John Duncan Bryant

Yarmouth, ME – It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved brother, nephew, cousin and friend, John Duncan Bryant on July 28, 2018.  Duncan was the loving son of Donald E. Bryant and Ellen C. Richter. 

Duncan was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 20, 1951.  He went to school at Acton Boxborough Regional and High School and later graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Maine.  Duncan excelled in athletics and was on the Honor Roll at North Yarmouth Academy.  He attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.  He was employed as a technician for Wang Laboratories and was later employed by Griffin Greenhouse supplies as an Outside Sales Representative where he designed and installed commercial irrigation systems.  Duncan was an avid golfer and a wildly devoted Red Sox fan. 

Duncan is survived by his sisters, Isabelle (Polkie) Ribando and Hannah Brown, his aunt and uncle, Caroline and Robert Knott, and cousins Al Campbell and his wife Kim, Heather Nicolau and her husband Alex, and Rob Campbell and his wife Christine. 

A memorial service for Duncan is planned for November provided by Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth, Maine.