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Albert, Daralyn "Dee"*  
Daralyn "Dee" Albert, 29 PORTLAND - Daralyn "Dee" Albert, 29, of Portland, passed away peacefully after a 29-day hard-fought battle, in her mother's arms, with her boys by her side, surrounded by family and friends, on Jan. 22, 2017. Dee was born to Eleanor and Darayl Albert on Aug. 21, 1987, 23 minutes after her twin sister Destini. Dee's infectious smile and outgoing personality were evident from a young age. Her love for family and dedication to friends were the driving force in her life. Dee had a personality that attracted people to her, and she could make a friend in any crowd. Dee would go above and beyond to put a smile on anyone's face, and she was always the life of the party. At family functions she could always be found in the yard playing with the kids. After Dee had her boys, her passion became making them smile. They gave her life meaning, and filled her heart with joy. Every breath she took, and every beat of her heart, was for Ryan and David. In addition to her boys, Dee is survived by her mother, Eleanor; her siblings, Big Sis and Big Shawn, Brandi and Freddie "Rico," Destini, Gabe and Jen, and Ellyse; nephews, Shawn and Sam, Ernie, and Jamar; nieces, Princess Aubrey, and Chelsea "Monkey Butt"; great-nieces Dre and Niv; longtime companion, Greg Fletcher; Anna Marotto and Buck; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Dee was predeceased by her father, Darayl; maternal grandparents, Fred and Cora Dobson; brother, Derek Fula; and Ryan "Frankie" Garrett, the love of her life. Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland, with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Dee's heart was always with Frankie; she will be laid to rest alongside him, at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to: www.athutchins.com .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2017
Blouin, Brother Francis Regis*  
Brother Francis (Regis) Blouin, 87 BIDDEFORD - Brother Francis (Regis) Blouin, of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, died Jan. 21, 2017, in St. Andre's Care Center in Biddeford. He was born in Rumford, Feb. 9, 1929, to Raoul and Marie (LeBlanc) Blouin. The end came after a five-year struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's) disease. Brother Blouin began his religious life in August 1942, upon joining the Brothers' high school formation center in Alfred. He pronounced first vows on completing his novitiate year in 1947, and perpetual vows in 1952. His long career as a very successful educator began in 1950 in Fall River, Mass. In 1954, he was assigned to Mt. Assumption Institute in Plattsburgh, N.Y., becoming its principal in 1963, a position held until he was named province superior in 1970 with headquarters in Alfred. In 1978, he became the third president of Walsh College (now University) in Canton, Ohio. Upon retiring from that position in 1993, he returned to Maine to serve as Portland diocesan vicar for religious, and in 1994 was appointed for a second term as provincial superior. Upon completing this six-year term, he remained in Maine, engaged with York County Shelter, housed on the Brothers' Alfred campus. In 2004, he came out of semi-retirement to direct the establishment of Kisubi Brothers University (KBU) in Uganda. His life becoming complicated with health issues (later diagnosed as ALS), he returned to Alfred to continue several writing projects full-time. In December 2015, he became a resident of St. Andre's Care Center in Biddeford. At Thanksgiving time, he express-ed his gratitude for the help and support he received from the staff of St. Andre's. Compassus Hospice also offered some much appreciated assistance and consolation. He was predeceased by his brothers, Louis and Jean Paul; and sister Alice Theriault. He will be greatly missed by his grateful confreres among the Brothers of Christian Instruction in the U.S., Canada and Uganda; and his surviving sisters Rita Brodeur and Gloria Bernard, of Maine; Raymonde, of Rhode Island; and by many nieces and nephews. At his request, Brother Francis' body was given to the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Anatomical Donor Program of the University of New England, Biddeford. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Notre Dame Chapel on the Brothers' campus in Alfred. A more extended biography can be accessed at the Brothers' Facebook page, Brothers of Christian Instruction, Notre Dame Province, USA; and at: www.blackfuneralhomes.com . In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the KBU's Blouin Scholarship Program c/o Br. Daniel Caron P.O. Box 159 Alfred, ME 04002
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2017
Duddy, Robert Henry*  
Robert Henry Duddy, 91 SCARBOROUGH - Robert Henry Duddy, 91, died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, after a long decline. His illness impaired his faculties but never dimmed his personality. He was born July 28, 1925, in Bangor, the third child of Bernard and Flora Duddy. Bob graduated from John Bapst High School in Bangor in 1947. His high school career was interrupted by his service as a United States Navy submariner in the Pacific theater from early 1943 until 1946. He served on three submarines during the war, the USS O6, the USS Bergall and the USS Sargo. By the end of the war, he had been awarded the Asiatic-Pacific medal, the Victory medal and the Philippines Liberty medal, as well as the Submarine Combat insignia. His wartime service was one of the seminal experiences of his life, and the loss of many friends in that great conflict forever informed his thinking about the price of the freedom and opportunities Americans continue to enjoy. Following the end of the war in the Pacific, Bob returned to Bangor to finish high school and later attended the University of Maine in Orono, where he was president of the freshman class and played both freshman and varsity football. In September 1949, Bob married Cecilia Regina Pyzynski, also of Bangor, where they settled and started their family. In the early 1950s, Bob worked for the A&P as a management trainee. Subsequently, he owned and operated a neighborhood grocery on Pearl Street. With the arrival of large supermarket chains in the Bangor area in the late 1950s, he shifted to a business in which the family had been active for many years and began work as a builder and electrical contractor. In 1974, when it was clear that his sons would not follow him into the construction business, he accepted a permanent position with U.S. Customs and moved to Calais, where he lived until 1986. After Calais, he returned to Bangor with the Customs Service and retired in 1996. Bob and Cecilia continued to live in Bangor until moving to Portland in early 2011. A lifelong reader, especially of U.S. history, in the 1960s he enlisted in the Naval Reserve in Bangor, where he taught a course in naval history. His reserve service also permitted him to take two final submarine cruises. Bob was an avid outdoorsman; he loved his camp on Jacob Buck's Pond, and for years delighted in introducing his children, grandchildren and extended family members to the joys of the Maine woods. He is survived by his deeply cherished wife of 67 years, Cecilia; and their four children and their spouses: Patrick and Mary Duddy, of Durham, North Carolina; Robert "Terry" and Kathleen Duddy, of Falmouth; Christina and Patrick Barrett, of Boston, Massachusetts; and Michael and Jennifer Duddy, of Cape Elizabeth. He had six grandchildren: Patrick and Mary's children, Sarah Duddy Centrich, of Houston,Texas; and Robert, of Denver, Colorado; Terry and Kathleen's children, Matthew, of Boston, Massachusetts; and Rachael, of New York City; and Michael and Jennifer's sons, Samuel and Benjamin, of Cape Elizabeth. He also had a great-grandchild, Sarah's son, Alexander, of Houston. He also is survived by five of his nine brothers and sisters. Visiting hours will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 8 Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth, followed by a reception at a local restaurant to be announced. Private burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. To view Bob's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit: www.ConroyTullyWalker.com . In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to any Veterans' charity.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2017
Frechette, Robert Raymond "Bob"*  
Robert "Bob" Raymond Frechette, 78 NORTH BERWICK - Robert "Bob" Raymond Frechette died at his home in North Berwick, Jan. 20, 2017, at 78. Robert R. Frechette is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Frechette; his daughter Anna Grondin and her husband Renauld, of Sanford; his son Robert R. Frechette II and his wife Marie, of Springvale; his grandchildren, Brian R. Grondin and his wife Erin, of Wells; Robert R. Frechette III and his wife Emily, of Sanford; James Grondin and his wife Valerie, of Springvale; Fallon Frechette and fiance Jay Brooks, of Sanford; Kristina Grondin, of Sanford; Candice Labbe, of Boston Mass.; Bryce Turner, of Alfred; Alexandria Frechette, of Biddeford; and Trent McLaughlin, of Springvale; his four great-grandchildren, Kinsley, Colin, Robert R. Frechette IV, and Cameron; and two expected great-granddaughters, Elise and Lydia. Robert R. Frechette was predeceased by his father, Ernest N. Frechette; and mother, Marie Jeanne (Jalbert) Frechette; his brothers, Richard and Donald; his sister, Blanche; and his great-granddaughter, Isabella E. Frechette. Bob served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1958, during which time he met the love of his life, Mary Jane Craigo, in Greenville, S.C. They were married on May 2, 1959, and have been happily married for 57 years. Living in Sanford, Bob became involved with the Sanford Fire Department, where he served for 33 years; and also was a respected chimney sweep for southern Maine during that time. Bob had a gift for making people laugh. Bob always was helping those in need, and found joy in making people happy. Bob loved to tell jokes, play friendly jokes on others, and he was a great story teller. Bob was an avid hunter and made yearly hunting trips with all of his friends, where he caught more z's than animals. Visiting hours will be Thursday, Jan. 26, from 5-8 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, in Sanford. A reception will follow at the St. Ignatius Gym. Burial will be in the spring at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.blackfuneralhomes.com . Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in his memory to IAFF Charitable Foundation 1750 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006 www.foundation@iaff.org
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2017
Gumaer, Eugene A.*  
Eugene A. Gumaer, 87 PORTLAND - Eugene A. Gumaer, 87, of Portland, died peacefully Jan. 21, 2017, at the Barron Center, in Portland. He was born on March 21, 1929, the son of Byrdie and Hazel (Rought) Gumaer. He grew up in Endicott, New York, and enrolled in the United States Army while he was still in high school. Gene earned his GED while in the service and made a career as an electrician in the Army. While overseas in Germany, he met his wife, Elisabeth Danne. They married and together they moved back to the United States and traveled the country while he was in the military and raised their family. In 1968, he retired from the Army as a sergeant first class and moved to Westbrook. Gene, also known to his family as "Opa" or "Disco," continued his career as an electrician, working for Maine Medical Center for 23 years. In his younger years, Gene enjoyed fishing, bowling, and talking to people on the CB radio. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He is survived by his children, Eugene Gumaer and his wife, Laurie; Evelyn Pike and her husband, Vincent; Ellen Fogg and her husband, Randy; and Erik Gumaer and his significant other, Angie; siblings, Wendell Gumaer and Beverly Brigham; grandchildren, Vincent Jr. and his significant other, Meredith; Christopher and his wife, Kerri; Jeremey and his significant other, Kelly; Timothy and his wife, Emily; Curtis; Colby; EJ; Gene; and Sam; and a special brother-in-law and best friend, Duane Cummings. Gene was predeceased by his wife, Elisabeth, on Jan. 26, 2011. He also was predeceased by 10 siblings; and a granddaughter, Sarah Rose. The family would like to thank the Barron Center staff for the love and care they gave our father. A period of visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. A funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m., and burial will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. To express condolences or participate in Gene's online tribute, please visit: www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene's name may be made to The Barron Center 1145 Brighton Avenue Portland, ME 04102, or Alzheimer's Association 383 U.S. Route One, #2C Scarborough, ME 04074, or National Parkinson Foundation 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2017
Kaestner, Jean S.* - Portland  
Jean S. Kaestner, 58 PORTLAND - Jean S. Kaestner, 58, of Portland, passed away on Jan. 18, 2017, unexpectedly. Jean was born in New York, N.Y., on Feb. 19, 1958, the daughter of the late William T. Kaestner and the late Patricia J. Olson. She was a 1976 graduate of Horace Greeley High School, in Chappaqua, N.Y. Jean was employed at Preservation Management, Inc. as a regional services residential team leader for almost 18 years. She was president of the Maine Resident Service Coordinators Association (MRSCA). She was passionate about her work, and her co-workers and colleagues were an integral part of her life; but above all she loved helping the people she served. Jean's greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren, and her love for them is her lasting legacy and gift. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, and found peace there walking in the sand and listening to the sound of the ocean waves. Her creativity filled her home with pictures of family, and thoughts of hope and love; and she often reached out to others with words of encouragement in thoughtful cards and small gifts. Jean is survived by her three children, Chris Anderson (Tiffany), Kelli Anderson, and Tyler Anderson (Ashley); two grandchildren, Kailynn Anderson and Cash Anderson; two sisters, Anne LaPorta and Diane Dietrich; one brother, Carl Kaestner; and extended family, nieces, and nephews. To our Mom, Sister, Nana, Auntie, loved family member, and friend: We love you so much! Love, Chris, Kelli, Tyler, Anne, Carl, Dilly, Family and Friends. A service of celebration of Jean's life will be held at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., with service to follow at 2 p.m. and light refreshments after. Chaplain Dwayne Hopkins will be officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent in Jean's honor in lieu of flowers. For details, please see the website for Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland.
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Moore, Jonathan Guy* - Falmouth  
Jonathan Guy Moore, 62 FALMOUTH - Jonathan Guy Moore was born on Jan. 26, 1954, in Portland, and was the son of Martha (Libby) and William F. Moore, of Falmouth. He died suddenly at his residence in Falmouth, Jan. 19, 2017. Jonathan worked for many years for Data General in Westbrook, and he was a man who loved his music, photography, hiking, cooking and helping many of neighbors and friends. He spent many years helping his elderly parents with their day-to-day activities. He is survived by his sisters: Priscilla King, of Searsport; and Susan Sorensen, of Peru; a niece, Patricia King, of Rockland; a nephew, Peter King, of Searsport; and many cousins and friends, especially his good friends Tom and Patty Wyman. A graveside service will be held in the spring, with the date and location to be announced. You may share your stories and offer condolences to the family at: www.jonesrichandbarnes.com . In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Falmouth Congregational Church 267 Falmouth Road Falmouth ME 04105
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Murray, Arnold Blaine*  
Arnold Blaine Murray, 88 CAPE ELIZABETH - Arnold Blaine Murray, 88, died Jan. 20, 2017. Arnold was born in Cape Elizabeth, Dec. 27, 1928, the son of Emma (Peabbles) and Alonzo Soule Murray. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School. Arnold married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Corinne Lee Donna, in 1948. She predeceased him in 2014. Arnold was a master electrician and owned his own business for many years. He was a devoted father, serving as Cub Scout leader for his sons. He helped to organize the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Connecticut. He loved camping and was an active member and president of a Good Sam's Chapter for many years. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. A kind and gentle soul, he will be missed by many. Arnold leaves one son, Alan S. Murray, and his wife Becky, of Midland, Michigan; and two granddaughters: Carol Grace and Amanda Lee, of Midland, Michigan. We celebrate Arnold's long-anticipated reunion in Heaven with those who predeceased him: his loving wife, Corinne; daughter, Carol Lee Murray; son, David Blaine Murray; parents; ten siblings; and many friends. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be determined. Arrangements are being handled by Jones, Rich, & Barnes Funeral Home, Portland. If desired, contributions in his memory may be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Arnold supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and had a great love of animals, especially dogs.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2017
Noel Jr., Ralph E.*  
Ralph E. Noel Jr. CAPE ELIZABETH - Ralph Edward Noel Jr. died at Maine Medical Center on Jan. 21, 2017, from complications due to Parkinson's disease. Ralph is survived by his wife, Judith Lessard of Cape Elizabeth; his children, Kathleen King (and Hunter), of Poland; Ralph III (and Tammy), of Hebron; and Sean (and Hilary), of Waltham, Massachusetts; and their mother, Dorothy Crowley Noel, of Auburn. He also is survived by his brother David (and Vicki), of West Farmington; and sister Carole (and Ralph) Baldwin, of Skowhegan; as well as three grandchildren, Jessica (and Randy) Hutchinson, Myles, and Cecelia Noel; and two great-grandchildren, Randan and Jamison Hutchinson. He was predeceased by a grandson, Nicholas Taylor. Born in Lewiston to Ralph Louis Noel Sr. and Christina Cunion Noel, of Auburn, Ralph was a 1957 graduate of Edward Little High School. He played basketball and golf for Colby College, graduating with a B.S., and later earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern Maine. Ralph was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963, served two years, and was honorably discharged. A longtime employee of R. I. Mitchell, Ralph also enjoyed his time as the executive director of the Maine State Golf Association. Ralph Jr. had a lifelong love affair with the game of golf. He was the MSGA Junior Champion in 1957 and again in 1958. He loved playing in the Paul Bunyan Tournament, and placed many times, winning in 1978. He won 16 club championships at his many-decades home course of Martindale Country Club in Auburn. Many of his children's best memories are from hours spent at Martindale with Ralph, walking, golfing, or sledding in the winter. Ralph Jr. was a three-time winner of the MSGA Maine Amateur Championship in 1968, 1980, and 1981; and two-time winner of the MSGA Maine Senior Amatuer Championship in 1999 and 2002. He was inducted into the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. Ralph was a fierce competitor, known for his accurate short game and consistent putting. Beyond playing, Ralph loved all aspects of the game. He worked for many years in his semi-retirement at local courses such as Dune Grass in Old Orchard Beach, and Biddeford-Saco Country Club as a ranger and a starter, and just spending time on the course. He ran MSGA tournaments for many years, and was well-known and respected by golfers all over the state. Ralph Jr. learned and loved outdoor sports from his father Ralph Sr.; fishing, hunting, ice fishing and trapping were all things he loved to do and shared with all of his children, especially Ralph III. In his later years, Ralph became an avid reader, and together with his wife, Judy, enjoyed travel, gardening and intense crossword puzzle challenges. Visitation for Ralph will be at the Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, 253 Pine St, Lewiston, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 9-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service in the funeral home at 11 a.m., and private interment following at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Donations, condolences, and a video tribute may be found online at: www.albert-burpee.com . In lieu of flowers, if friends wish to make a donation in tribute to Ralph, the family suggests The Michael J. Fox Foundation Donation Processing P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund 58 Val Halla Road Cumberland, ME 04021
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Potter, Althea (Rathbone)* - Manchester  
Althea (Rathbone) Potter, 98 TOPSHAM - Althea (Rathbone) Potter, 98, passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2017, at The Highlands in Topsham. She was born in Worcester, Mass., July 11, 1918, to Ralph and Flossie Rathbone, and grew up on farms in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She married Rockwell H. Potter Jr. in 1942. They settled in Manchester, Conn., after the war, and raised three sons. They remained happily married for 68 years, until Rockwell's death in 2011. She had a varied career, working at The Hartford Times as a reporter, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft during World War II, and Travelers Insurance, among other places. She also was active in local politics in Connecticut. She was a prolific writer and poet, and a member of the National League of American Pen Women. She and her husband retired to Harpswell in 1982. They were active members of the Elijah Kellogg Church there for many years. Althea is survived by her sons David, Duncan, and Daniel; daugh-ters-in-law Marlene and Nancy; grandchildren Rachel, Leslie, and Nathaniel; granddaughter-in-law Caroline; and great-grandaughter Evelyn. A memorial service will be announced later in the spring. Those who wish may leave a note of condolence to the family at: www.brackettfuneralhome.com .
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