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Andersen, Weston* - Boothbay  
Weston Andersen, 93 Designer and Ceramicist EAST BOOTHBAY - Weston Neil Andersen, pioneering Maine craftsman and founder of the ceramics business that bore his name, died on March 1, 2015, at his home in East Boothbay. He was born on Jan. 19, 1922, in Primghar, Iowa, to Isoline (Bell) and Arthur Peter Anderson, a self-taught electrician who ran a large chicken hatchery and had overseen the electrification of the town and construction of its power plant. While his family and town were relatively secure during the Great Depression, a near-constant train of desperate refugees from the Dakotas passed through on US-18, "families in old wrecks with machinery piled up on a trailer behind them who were just looking for some place to get a new start," he once recalled. "It made a very deep impression on me." An artistic soul in a community of pioneering agriculturalists, he was unsure of how to make a living from his calling. But in his senior year, he read a magazine feature Donald Dohner, pioneer of a new field called "industrial design," which combined art and engineering to improve the beauty and utility of products, from toasters to locomotives. He became a student of Dohner's at the Pratt Institute in distant Brooklyn, where he became personal friends with the celebrated Hungarian-born ceramicist Eva Ziesel, whose work -- inspired by the natural world and human body and intended to be used in real life – his would later be compared to. World War II interrupted his studies. He served at an Army Air Forces bomb depot in England, using his draftsmen's skills to create daily charts of the staggering flows of munitions passing through the base. While on leave, he met Brenda Nash, a working class girl who'd been awarded a rare scholarship to an elite finishing school, at a London ballroom. When air raid sirens sounded, they ignored them to finish their dance and were married a few months later. Their first child was born a year after that and shortly after the atom bombing of Hiroshima. The Japanese surrendered and Weston boarded a ship for New York instead of Okinawa. He graduated from Pratt and taught at the Akron Art Institute, but the couple wanted to design and produce their own work. Short on capital and with a growing family, in 1952 they bought a home on Southport Island, Maine and took up ceramics because both were affordable. They built what became Andersen Design from their swallow-infested barn, moving to East Boothbay a few years later. Weston designed a new production wing off the house and, by the 1980s, was overseeing a second facility on the Portland waterfront, over 25 employees, and a high-profile wholesale trade. The Smithsonian's gift shops ordered Andersen sandpipers by the thousands, and their stoneware pieces appeared in the catalogs of the Museum of Natural History and Mystic Seaport. An Andersen seagull perched on Governor John McKernan's Blaine House bookcase, while state officials gave other pieces to foreign dignitaries. Weston continued working into his late 80s. A voracious reader, he also loved jazz and sailing. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Brenda Andersen, who died in 1994. He is survived by daughters, Karen Andersen Woodard of Wiscasset, Susan Andersen of East Boothbay, Gerda Andersen Dupree and her husband David of North Waterford, Elise Andersen of East Boothby, and Christine Andersen Tupper of Damariscotta, his son, Iain Andersen of Portland; grandchildren Elizabeth Tupper of Portland, and Colin Woodard and his wife Sarah of Freeport; and great-grandson Henry Woodard of Freeport. All are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Hall's of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road. Condolences may be shared by visiting www.hallfuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers, contributions in Weston's memory may be made to the Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County P.O. Box 40 Bristol, Maine 04539
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2015
Barday, Virginia* - Buxton  
Virginia Plummer Barday, 85 BUXTON - Virginia Plummer Barday, 85, of Deer Run Drive, passed away on March 4, 2015, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Portland, on Oct. 26, 1929, the daughter of William and Mary Skillins Plummer. She attended local schools and was a homemaker. She was employed at one time by Sebago Shoe and Westbrook Spinning Mills. Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, going for long car rides, and out to eat. She was predeceased by three brothers, Howard, Charlie and Elmer Plummer; five children, Ray, Paul, Susan, Mark and Earl; and a sister Lena Lunt. Survivors include two daughters Mary Warren and her husband Stanley of Gorham, and Karen Scrutchfield and her husband William of Buxton; a brother Arnold Plummer of Scarborough, three sisters Hazel Larochelle of Scarborough, Toni Hooper of Waterboro and Elsie Merrill; five grandchildren, Stanley Warren Jr and his wife Janice, Laura Smith and her husband Ronald Smith, Amy, Dylan and Leah Scrutchfield; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Warren, Alex and Anna Smith and Reese Scrutchfield. Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Rd., Buxton (Bar Mills), on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. A 3 p.m. funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral. Spring burial will be held at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough. For those wishing to place condolences please go to www.dcpate.com
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2015
Blais, Stephen C.* - Portland  
Stephen Carl Blais, 60 OAK HILL, Fla. - Stephen Carl Blais passed away peacefully in his retirement home in Florida, on Feb. 28, 2015, at the age of 60. He was born on Aug. 1, 1954, in Portland, the son of Henry C. Blais and Valerie M. (Rogers) Gordon. He graduated from Portland High School, class of 1972. He then went on to become a Master Welder and retired from Knowlton Machine Company, after 10 years as a welder supervisor. Once he retired, he moved to Florida to be near the ocean where he loved to fish. He also enjoyed riding his Harley. He is survived by his mother, Valerie Gordon; brother, James Brasseau, half-sister, Francine Blais; sons, Stephen Carl Blais Jr. (Bub), and Seth Colby Blais, daughters, Rebecca Elizabeth McCraw, Sueann Jean Robinson, and Sararose Florence Blais; and five grandchildren Jordan, Micah, Cody, Grace and Ciaira. He is also survived by many cousins; nieces and nephews; as well as many beloved friends. Stephen was predeceased by his father, Henry C. Blais; brother, Rodney David Blais, sisters, Joanne Margret Rich, and Catherine Ann Dyer. Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2015
Carr, Gerald L.* - Windham  
Gerald L. Carr, 64 WINDHAM - Gerald L. Carr (Jerry), age 64, of Windham, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Maine Medical Center from pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Portland, on April 26, 1950, and graduated from Portland High School in 1969. He later graduated with high honors from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in business administration. Jerry was a District Service Manager at Unifirst in Portland, where he worked for 16 years. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and enjoyed watching the Super Bowl. Jerry was a dedicated husband and father. On Sept. 21, 1973, he married his wife, Noreen, in Portland. They were together for 46 years. He is survived by his wife, Noreen Carr; his son, Gerald M. Carr, his daughter, Leslie M. Carr-Dube, son-in-law, Michael Dube; and his sister, Corinne McMennamin. He was predeceased by his parents, Gerald F. and Virginia G. Carr; his grandfather, Leslie Ainley; and his great-aunt, Marion Ainley, who he was very close to. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 4-7 p.m., followed by the eulogy given at 7 p.m. at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2015
Doody, John P.* - South Portland  
John P. Doody, 70 SOUTH PORTLAND - John P. Doody, 70, of South Portland, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation. John was born on July 12, 1944, to Edmund and Elsie (Rohan) Doody in Portland. John grew up in Scarborough and graduated from Scarborough High School in 1962, where he was class president, and played baseball and basketball. After graduating high school, John attended college briefly before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1966. In 1968, John was sent to war in Vietnam. After serving his country in the Marine Corps, John returned home and began a career as a commercial fisherman like many of his family members. John was a well-known and respected captain and boat owner on both the Portland, and New Bedford, Mass. waterfronts. John was a very generous man and would always help out a person in need. John was an avid sports fan and was a licensed boxing judge in the State of Maine. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and following all of their activities. He is survived by his brother George and his wife Judy of Saco; a son Sean and his wife Robin and their children Maegan and Regan Lily of Lee, N.H., a son Ned and his wife Viviana of Rye, N.H.; his nephew and first mate for many years, Fred Doody of Scarborough; and many other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father; his brother Edward Doody, sister Denise (Doody) Manley, and brother Ronald Doody. He was also predeceased by his beloved wife Norma (Morancy) Doody. The family wishes to thank the staff of Cornerstone VNA, Hospice of Southern Maine, and the staff of the Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation for the care they provided to John. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Holy Cross Church, South Portland. In lieu of flowers, please consider sponsoring John's son Sean Doody in the Pan Mass Challenge, a charity bike ride for the Dana Farber Cancer Center at www.pmc.org .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Mar. 4 to Mar. 7, 2015
Jones, Hazel* - Kennebunk  
Hazel N. Jones, 96 KENNEBUNK - Hazel N. Jones, 96, of Kennebunk, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 3, 2015 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Kennebunk, the third daughter of William H. and Frances J. Macdonald Nedeau on Nov. 11 1918, the day WWI ended. She attended the Kennebunk schools and graduated in the class of 1937 from KHS. She married Kenneth H Jones on May 12, 1946 at her parent's home after he returned from his service in WWII. Hazel worked many years as ballot clerk for the town of Kennebunk and she was actively interested in local and national politics. She and her family were active in the beginnings of Camp Waban where her daughter "Cindy" attended for many years. In her later years she wintered in Palm Bay, Florida where she had many friends with whom she played cards and dominos. When she was in Maine she resided at Atria in Kennebunk and later The Inn at Atlantic Heights in Saco until she moved to Seal Rock Healthcare. Besides her parents she is predeceased by her husband in 1982; her daughters Linda in 1949, Lucinda Marie in 2004 and Susan Frances in 2008; a brother Richard Ivan Nedeau, and two sisters, Helen Dorothy Davis and Gladys Linna Staples Callbeck She is survived by a daughter Sherry Jones and her partner Becky Foster of Steep Falls; a grandson Alexander K. Jones of Portland; a sister Shirley Pinard of Florida; a cousin Madeline Marx of Kennebunk; nieces Sandra Lindsay and her husband Rodney of Maryland and Florida, Lori Paddock and her husband Arthur of Florida and Sally Davis of New York; and several great nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. Interment will be in the Spring in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to: Maine Special Olympics 125 John Roberts Road, #5 South Portland, ME 04106
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King, Jackson P.* - Wells  
Jackson P. "Jack" King, 63 WELLS - Jackson P. "Jack" King, 63, passed away at home on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on Nov. 16, 1951, in Whitinsville, Mass. Jack graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Mass., maintaining friendships from there for his lifetime. He was in the Carpenters' Union and worked with them at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for a time. An accomplished framing carpenter, he also took pride in his masonry work. He did painting and maintenance at King's Court Motel. He was creative and had many other talents. He will be missed by many friends and acquaintances along with family. A free spirit at heart, Jack enjoyed modest travel, especially visiting St. Thomas and St. Croix in the Virgin Islands many times. He had a great love of the ocean, whether enjoying it at the beach surfing when younger, playing bocce, reading, swimming, or later as a stern man on lobster boats, or having fun helping friends tuna fishing. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and growing vegetables. He had a green thumb with house plants. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Jackson P. and Beverly Cousins King. Survivors include his siblings, Robert H. King and his wife Gail of South Berwick, Kathy J. King of Ogunquit, Debra A. Barrett and her husband Andrew of Griffin, Ga., Jill P. King of Wells; his long-time companion Joyce Scally of Wells; and his niece Sierra Drew Barrett of Griffin, Ga. Jack's family would like to thank Wells EMTs, as well as York Hospital Hospice, who were all so kind. A celebration of life will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd., Wells. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Wells Emergency Medical Services PO Box 1568 Wells, Maine 04090 or to York Hospice c/o Merrimack Hospice 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9 Lawrence, Mass. 01843
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Krauss, Cynthia* - Falmouth  
Cynthia Chapin Krauss, 64 FALMOUTH - Cynthia Chapin Krauss, 64, of Falmouth, died on Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born on July 5, 1950 to Charles and Pauline Chapin. Cindy grew up in Bethel. She attended Gould Academy and went on to graduate from the University of Maine, where she earned her BS in education. She took great pride in her 35 year career as a kindergarten and first grade teacher, where she touched hundreds of young lives. Her many interests included reading, knitting, horseback riding, trips to the beach, her dog, and above all spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Kenneth Krauss; her daughter Miranda Ducharme (Gregory) of Stratham, N.H., her son Curtis Krauss (Sarah) of Bluffton, S.C.; her sister Nancy Brown (Dennis) of Falmouth, and her sister MaryAnn Baker (Chris) of Collierville, Tenn.; along with several nieces. Unselfish to a fault, Cindy was loved by many for her caring personality and genuine kindness. Her bright smile will always be remembered. Her spirit lives on through her greatest love, her grandchildren Will, Kate and Tucker. Family and close friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. Online condolences can be given to the family at www.jonesrichandhutchins.com In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Gosnell Hospice House 11 Hunnewell Road Scarborough, Maine 04074
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Larson, Daniel A.* - Portland  
Daniel A. Larson, 53 HOLLIS CENTER - Daniel A. Larson, 53, of Hollis Center, passed away on Feb. 25, 2015, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass., due to complications from pneumonia. Born on March 10, 1961, in St. Paul, Minn., to Gail DeMerchant Larson and Raymond Larson Sr., he grew up and attended Portland Schools and received his GED. He was a master leather cutter at Eastland Shoe and he delivered for Young's Furniture and DHL. His most recent job was a tractor trailer driver. He is survived by his wife Sandra of Hollis; his son Daniel Reed, girlfriend Jeanette and granddaughters Brittney and Hannah, his daughter Stacy Reed, son Mason Tripp and girlfriend Holly, and daughter Karina Tripp and boyfriend Keith; father Raymond Larson Sr.; brothers Raymond Jr. and Alen, sisters Jeannine, Dianne and Kelly; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Gail D. (DeMerchant) Larson; nephew Richard Larson; and brother-in-law Michael Green. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 7, from 12-4 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 89 Saco St., Westbrook. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to view full obituary and to leave your condolences for the family.
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McCallum, Richard N.* - Portland  
Richard Nelson McCallum, 88 PORTLAND - Richard Nelson McCallum, 88, of Portland, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, March 2, 2015. Born in Portland to Mary Ann (Jenny) Boudreau McCallum and George McCallum, he was one of seven children and the last to survive: Leona (McCallum) Southard, Harry McCallum, Francis (McCallum) Walters, Barbara (McCallum) Perry, Shirley (McCallum) Jackson, and Rosemarie (McCallum) Bean. He lived his life in Portland, attended Portland's Cavanaugh Grammar School and Portland High School. Dick was a talented musician, and at a young age, in 1944, was awarded a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. Instead of accepting that golden opportunity, he enlisted in the army and served in Europe like so many other young men during that time. He was proud of his service and often said without regret that "he would do it again in a heart beat." He married Helen Morotto of Portland, after returning from the war, and was a loving and devoted husband for 67 years. He became the proud father of three children, Dickie McCallum of Portland, Mary McCallum of Lexington, Mass., and George McCallum of Buxton. He loved his daughters-in-law: Maureen McCallum, wife of Dickie McCallum, and Laurie McCallum, wife of George McCallum. He is also survived by his grandchildren Sarah Doyle and her husband Matt of Boca Raton Fla., Leslie Hanna and her husband David of Orlando, Fla., Scott McCallum of Portland, and Julie McCallum of Portland; and his great-grandchildren Ava and Jordana Doyle of Boca Raton, Fla., and Kendall and Payton Hanna of Orlando, Fla.; as well as his many loving nieces, nephews; and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. at the A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland, on Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away. Shing Xiong In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Richard's memory to: Maine Veterans Home 290 U.S. Route 1 Scarborough, ME 04074
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