Catherine E. (Barteld) Martin

Scarborough, ME – Catherine E.  (Barteld) Martin, 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Scarborough Terrace. She was the wife of the late Leo Martin.

Cathy was born on July 22, 1946 in Norwood, NJ; she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel (Brown) Barteld.

For over 16 years Cathy enjoyed her career as an LMNA. It allowed her to care for residents of Wheelock Terrace and she did so as if they were her own family.

Cathy was a loving mother and grandmother.  A strong, independent woman with a kind heart and the gift to initiate conversations and engage others.

Above all else she loved her family and friends. Maine had a special place in Cathy’s heart and she spent much time visiting family and enjoying the beaches.

She is survived by her son Michael Marinaro and his wife Charlene of Portland, ME and her granddaughter Francesca Marinaro.  She also leaves her brother Walter Barteld, nephews Paul and John, nieces Patricia and Melissa, great nephew Joseph Jr, dearest family Michael B. Marinaro, Patti, Mentor, as well as many wonderful friends, and three cats Rosie, Jack and Rocco.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the many wonderful caregivers at Scarborough Terrace that provided Cathy with kind and compassionate care during her last months.

A celebration of Cathy’s Life is planned for July 2019 when Maine beaches are the most enjoyable.

Daisy R. (Nichols) Bowen

Auburn, ME – Daisy R. (Nichols) Bowen, 59, of Buckfield, ME passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Auburn Hospice House, surrounded by her faith and family.  She was the wife of George L. Bowen.

Daisy was born in Belfast, ME on September 26, 1959 a daughter of the late Hillis W. Nichols and Sandra C. (Walker) Nichols.  She grew up in Belfast, attending local area schools and graduated from Belfast High School in 1977.  She and George were married on June 28, 1980.

She worked for Mathews Brothers Window Manufacturing, where she and her husband met. After her marriage she worked at Dori Shoe in Lewiston until the birth of her first child, Michelle. After a stint where she stayed home and raised her children she earned her CNA Certificate and worked as a CNA for fifteen years.

Daisy was a born again Christian and was very devoted to her Faith, God and her family.  She adored her children and the challenges and care associated with taking in folks and helping them to be self-sufficient.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, especially Spades and camping; one of her favorite spots was Crazy Horse Family Campground in Littleton, NH.

Besides her husband George and Mother Sandra, she is survived by daughters Priscilla Boudreau, Michelle Bowen, Natalie Arris and Erica Newell.  She is also survived by her eight grandchildren Brendan, Dominque, Caleb, Jerzey, Jordan, Dakota, Brooke and Italia; as well as her siblings Debbie, Arlene, Nancy, Lesley and Wayne.  She was also the sister of the late Karen DeMerchant

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the East Hebron Baptist Church, 215 Bryant Road, Hebron.  Burial will be held at a later date.

P. Michael “Mike” Swartz

Scarborough, ME – P. Michael “Mike” Swartz, 73, of Falmouth, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  He was the husband of Barbara S. Sherburne.

 

He was born in St. Louis, MO a son of the late Phillip J. and Virginia Swartz.  Mike retired after 28 years with the US Customs Service.  He finished his career as Resident Agent in Charge at the Portland office.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Matthew Swartz and his wife Monique and their two children Olivia and Chase of Bangor, ME and his daughter Kara Swartz of Falmouth.  He also leaves his two sisters and his brother all of Missouri.

 

At his request, there will be no services.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to:

 

 

Hospice of Southern Maine

 

180 US Route One

 

Scarborough, ME 04074

Pamela Soule Johnson

YARMOUTH – Pamela Soule Johnson, 77, of Chebeague Island and Yarmouth, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, with her family by her side, just as she wanted.

Pam went to elementary school on the Island and graduated from Portland High School in 1959. In 1985, she became a successful real estate agent, retiring in 2007. Pam raised her children on the island, later moving to Yarmouth. She bought her home in 1992 and it has since been our port in any storm.

Pam spent her time taking care of her family. You would often find her driving her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to school, sports or the boat. She called us all regularly and sent texts to check in. Her refrigerator was always covered in pictures and we rarely left her house without a cup of tea and something to eat. If you wanted to stay the night at her house, you had to make sure there would be an empty bed because there rarely was one. She made the best popcorn and put on the most amazing tea parties.

Pam was incredibly proud of her children and expressed it regularly. She had a love for her family that never wavered. Even in her last hours, she smiled at the sight of us and told us all how much she loved us. She made loving us her life’s work and we never had to wonder what we meant to her. Pam often expressed how fortunate she felt to have a close, healthy family, but we know we were the fortunate ones. She is remembered for her lifelong beauty and selflessness.

Pam was predeceased by her parents, Sherman and Eleanor Johnson; and a son-in-law, Winthrop Houghton Jr.

Pam is survived by her two brothers, Peter Johnson and Stephen and Beverly Johnson; her six children and their spouses, Chris and Jill Rich, Kim and John Martin, Patti Rich, Sherman Rich, Jon and Amy Rich, Rebecca and Jim Koppmann, and a stepson, Craig Campbell and his wife Kim whom she thought of as her own. Her 15 grandchildren and their spouses, Stephanie Martin, Danielle and Shawn Rideout, David Rich, Brad and Anna Martin, Chris and Sara Martin, Nate and Sarah Martin, Brennah Martin, Stephen and Elias Rich, Braeden and Zach Rich, Hannah and Nicholas Koppmann, Catherine and Carly Rich. Six great-grandchildren, Drea and Brian Rideout, Finn and Maggie Martin, Jack Martin and Henry Martin; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friends, Kenny Campbell, Phyllis Hoag, Joyce Burns, Mary Cushman and many more. Too many to name.

A service will be held at the Chebeague Island Methodist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. There will be transportation to and from the boat on the island. There will not be any visiting hours. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.


 

 

John P. Kimball

John P. Kimball II, aged 78, died peacefully in the presence of his family twenty five days after being diagnosed with cancer, on October 27, 2018, in Cumberland, Maine.

 

Born in Rochester, New Hampshire, to Mary LeVangie and John P. Kimball, John P. Kimball II grew up in Wolfeboro, NH on Smith River racing boats and raising hell.

 

John was known for his strong work ethic and his belief in the power of positive thinking.  He was a friend to all and often made a statement by his appearance alone. He spent half his career in radio and half in the car business~these were the driving forces of his professional life.

 

John had a strong sense of civic responsibility.  He served his country in the Air Force, and over the course of his life belonged to several service organizations including Laconia Rotary, Lakes Region Exchange Club, Bektash Shriners, and others.

 

He enjoyed anything that meant going too fast:  skiing, sailing, driving fine automobiles, riding motorcycles, flying Cessnas, and anything involving water.

 

John is survived by his four children Margo LK Harrington (Don), Amy Kimball (Ed), J. Todd Kimball (Jen), Chris Kimball (Holly), and grandchildren Sarah, Katherine, Nathaniel and Diana, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

There will be a public memorial service at All Saints Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro, NH at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018. Burial will be private.

 

 

In lieu of flowers John asked that contributions be made to Laconia Rotary Club.

Antonio A. “Tony” Seneca

Portland: Antonio (Tony) A Seneca, 87, of Portland passed away on October 30, 2018. He was born in Portland, a son of Joseph and Enrica (Rita) Seneca. Tony was educated in the Portland schools, joining the Airforce and serving for four years during the Korean War as a weapons specialist, earning the Korean Service Medal and other honors. Upon returning from Korea he became a Plumber and Pipefitter and worked at the Portland Company then the Carvel Company before retiring.

Tony was a lifelong member of the Amvets Post #25 and the Eagles Aerie #565, where he was known for his amazing cooking skills, especially Italian dishes which would be requested at most large Eagles functions. He was the person at every gathering that everyone looked forward to seeing because his love for life was so infectious. He was known for his music and dancing skills; he would know by the first three notes of “Pretty Woman” that it was time to get the whole crowd dancing! His love of music was so great that he recorded his own Country and Western record. He will be remembered for how deeply he fell in love with Japan while he was there, and how he always wanted to go back and share that beautiful place with the people he loved.

He is predeceased by his wife Nicolette (Maiorano); He is survived by his sister Philomena (Mena) Yarnold; his children: David Seneca and his fiancé Tanya Donovan of Framingham MA, Rita Ciaranello and her husband Tom of Falmouth ME and Paul Seneca and his wife Karen of Freeport. He also leaves five grandchildren: Christopher, Robyn, Jeremy, Jaymie and Rosalie, as well as his closest friend and work companion Charlie Hague.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the people at to Northern Light Homecare and Hospice for their loving care and support during his final days.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service; on November 13, 2018 at 10:30am, at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland, ME

Memorial donations may be made to the Korean War Veterans: www.kwva.usat www.kwva.us . Flowers may be sent directly to the family at; 92 Underwood Rd Falmouth ME 04105