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Bair, Helen T.* - Scarborough  
Helen T. Bair SCARBOROUGH -- Helen T. Bair, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2014. The daughter of Edwin and Marguerite (Patnaude) Thurston, she was born on Jan. 12, 1919. She graduated from Deering High school, and worked for 25 years for George Washington University in Washington, DC. After retirement she volunteered at Maine Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles Franklin Weathington, and Robert Bair, as well as six siblings. She is survived by her son Charles Stephen Weathington, and his girlfriend Irene of Paradise, Calif.; her niece and caretaker for the past 15 years, Diane Conley and her husband Stephen, of Westbrook, and many other nieces and nephews. Helen's family would like to thank the staff of Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their loving care and support to her and her family. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, Stevens Ave., Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Helen's online guestbook. Donations can be made in Helen's memory to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House 11 Hunnewell Rd. Scarborough, Maine 04074 Helen T. Bair Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home & Cremation Service 775-3763
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 23, 2014
Barris Jr., Robert Wade* - Portland  
Robert Wade Barris Jr., 91 PORTLAND -- Robert Wade Barris Jr., 91, died peacefully on Nov. 18, 2014, with his children and grandchildren by his side. For most of his life, Bob was a resident of Chelmsford, Mass., and summer resident of Ocean Park. For the past two years he lived at The Woods at Canco in Portland. Bob was born to Robert and Lydia Shedd Barris on May 12, 1923. Bob was a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He was a lieutenant in the Navy and served as a 2nd assistant engineer in the Merchant Marines in World War II. Bob married Helen Ruth Vidito in 1950. She sadly predeceased him 34 years to date on Nov. 18, 1980. Bob is survived by his sister, Charlotte Lawson Walker; a son, Robert W. Barris III and his wife Deborah, three daughters, Marsha Van Leeuwen and her husband Don, Barbara Smidt and her husband Sid, Judith Cote and her husband Paul; four grandchildren, Kate Nicholson, Zachary Nicholson, Matthew Cote and his wife Olivia and Siemen Smidt; and his many friends in Ocean Park. While Helen was alive, they enjoyed ballroom dancing with their 'dance group.' He enjoyed reading, refinishing furniture, re-caning chairs and yard work. Bob thought of the Ocean Park cottage as his home and took great pleasure in sitting on the porch talking with his friends as they walked to and from the beach. Bob retired from Lowell General Hospital in 1988 where he was the Facilities Director. Bob was a member of William North Lodge A.F. & A.M., Lowell, Mass., and Aleppo Shriners, Wilmington, Mass. A private family graveside service will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford, Mass. There will be an open house celebration of Bob's life in May, 2015 at the Ocean Park family cottage. More information will be provided to friends and family in the spring. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Blake Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Funeral Director Paul A. Hardy Jr. For online condolences please visit www.blakefuneralhome.com . Donations in his memory may be made to: The Ocean Park Association 14 Temple Ave. Ocean Park, Maine 04063
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 23, 2014
Bennett, Peter J.* - Portland  
Peter James 'Pete' Bennett, 95 PORTLAND -- Peter James Bennett, 95, of Portland, died on Nov. 21, 2014. He was born in Portland, on June 29, 1919, the son of John and Elizabeth (Vestale) Bennett (DiBenedetto). He attended Portland schools. Mr. Bennett owned a shoe repair shop and worked as a men's clothing salesman at Kennedy's of New England. As a well known boxing referee Pete was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Mr. Bennett was a member of the American Legion Harold T. Andrews Post 17, the Italian Heritage Center, the Knights of Columbus Council 101, the Portland Eagles, the Portland Elks Lodge #188, and the VFW Post 6859. He was predeceased by his son Steven P. Bennett; seven brothers, Frank, Louis, Sam, James, Emery, John, Anthony, and one special sister, Lucia. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marguerite N. Bennett; his son Peter John and wife Rachel S. Bennett, his daughter Ramona M. and husband Vincent L. Marcisso, Jr., and Allen J. and wife Ida Bennett who was like a son. He is also survived by grandsons Anthony N. Marcisso and Stefanie, Christopher V. and wife Elisabeth Marcisso, Nicholas A. Marcisso, granddaughter Alexandra A. Stocks; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE BURIAL. Arrangements are under the guidance of Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Condolences may be shared online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com . Donations in Peter's memory may be made to: Boys & Girls Clubs P.O. Box 7830 Portland, Maine 04112 or Scarborough Lions Club P.O. Box 644 Scarborough, Maine 04070 Peter James Bennett
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Bennett, Peter J. - Portland  
BENNETT, PETER J. - 95, of Portland, in Portland, Nov. 21, 2014. No visiting hours. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Portland, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE BURIAL. Arrangements, Hobbs Funeral Home.
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Blanchard, Jan Irene* - Portland  
Jan Irene Blanchard, 68 Service Announcement PORTLAND -- A graveside service will be held for Jan Irene Blanchard, 68, of Portland, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Rd., Augusta.
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Cole, Spencer J.*  
Spencer John Cole, 16 LAS VEGAS, N.M. -- Spencer John Cole, of New Mexico, formerly of Georgia and Maine, passed away on Nov. 17, 2014. He was just 16 years old and taken from us too soon. He was born in Biddeford on Feb. 2, 1998, the son of Lori Barnes Cole and Jason Cole. He is the twin brother of Levi Cole and younger brother of Amanda Barnes. Spencer lived with his family in Dayton until they moved to Richmond Hill, Ga. when he was eight. He later moved to Las Vegas, New Mexico where he lived with his father. He attended West Las Vegas High School where he was a high honors student and was a member of the wrestling team where he would have been captain for the upcoming season and track team where he excelled in the pole vault. His goal was to attend Harvard University. Spencer also enjoyed hiking and fishing. Spencer was predeceased by his paternal grandmother Kathleen Narbutas and maternal grandfather Charles A. Barnes. Spencer is survived by his parents; his siblings; his grandparents; Patricia and John McGeehan and Todd Cole, Jr. He is also survived by his mother's siblings; Linda, Jill, Kim and Charles, Jr.; his father 's siblings; Erin, Todd, Jr., Simon, and Benjamin along with their families. He will also be sadly missed by his niece Ava, nephew Jayden; his many cousins, friends in Georgia and New Mexico and the extended Cole and Flagg families. We all love you and will miss you so much Spencer. Safe journey. Friends and family are invited to a celebration on Spencer's life from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., with a service to follow at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave. Portland. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com Spencer John Cole
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 23, 2014
DeFilipp, Timothy A.* - Westbrook  
Timothy 'Tim' Alan DeFilipp, 56 WESTBROOK -- Timothy 'Tim' Alan DeFilipp, 56, of Westbrook, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones, a year and a half after begin diagnosed with cancer. Born on Feb. 27, 1958 in Rumford. Mr. DeFilipp was the son of Vito and Frances DeFilipp of Mexico. Mr. DeFilipp was the founder and president of TKM Land Surveyors, Inc., where he dedicated the last 21 years of his professional career building a company he was proud to serve and represent each day. He enjoyed all things sports and was an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Florida Gator fan. When he wasn't busy taking care of his yard or working in his garage, he could be found cruising the streets in his sports cars. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father and Grampie, Grandpa Tim, son, brother and friend to all. He is preceded in death by his brother, Christopher DeFilipp; and his father, Vito DeFilipp. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Allen DeFilipp; his daughter, Michelle Jarvis (T.J.); and step-children Kelly Chraibi (Salim) and Jeff Dowling (Eileen); his mother, Frances DeFilipp; his siblings, Richard DeFilipp, Peter DeFilipp and Joanne Alex (Joe); his granddaughter, Quinn; and his step-grandchildren, Aedan, Jackson, Alex, and Ella; and five nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Jessica, Joel, Julianna, and Christopher. Mr. DeFilipp will be buried in a private, family ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Rich-Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial service will take place in early 2015. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) or Hospice of Southern Maine. 'When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.' Author Unknown Timothy 'Tim' Alan DeFilipp Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home & Cremation Service 775-3763
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Douglas RN, Therma* - Westbrook  
Therma Douglas, RN, 96 WESTBROOK -- Therma Douglas, RN, 96, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2014, at the Springbrook Facility in Westbrook. She was born on March 1, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Ida Bowden. She graduated from the Eastern Maine General Hospital in 1941. She worked at the Boston Childrens' Hospital, Castine Community Hospital, Files Nursing home and retired from the Osteopathic Hospital. She was a wonderful and caring nurse and had many people who remembered her in later years because she had delivered their babies or had them as patients. She married Edwin Douglas in on Feb. 2, 1941, and they had 39 happy years together before he passed away in 1980. In her younger days, she loved to play golf, was an avid reader and at one point in time sold her cloth dolls called 'calico cuties' at various craft fairs. She was a past member of the Standish Senior Citizens and for several years was chairman of the annual rummage sale. She attended the Standish Congregational Church in Standish for many years. Therma was an avid sports fan and loved all types of sports especially golf and football. She is survived by her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and James Pillsbury of Standish; and her grandsons, Andrew Pillsbury and wife Jona of Portland, and Christopher Pillsbury of Buxton. The loves of her life were her great-grandchildren, Lea, Lewin, Ella, and Simon Pillsbury. She was so proud of them. She is also survived by her brothers, Leland Bowden of Blue Hill, and Eugene Bowden of Bucksport; brother- in-law, Fred Thompson and wife Pat of Rockland; and many nieces and nephews. Also, her special friend, Jodi Kateon who showed such great kindness to her. A special thanks to Carolyn, the CNA on the second floor at Springbrook, who was our angel during her stay there. A memorial service will be held at the Standish Congregational Church, 25 Oak Hill Rd., Standish on Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held in Castine in the summer. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Therma's guestbook and to leave condolences and fond memories for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: The Standish Congregational Church P.O. Box 68 Standish, Maine 04084 Therma Douglas, RN
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Finney, Robert P.*  
Robert P. Finney, 90 WESTFIELD, Mass. - Robert P. Finney, formerly of Westbrook, passed on peacefully at his home, in Westfield, Mass., on Nov. 6, 2014, at the age of 90. He was educated in the Westbrook Public Schools and served in WWII. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from UMaine and worked primarily in the paper industry during his career. He was an active member of the Masons for over 50 years, beginning in the Warren Phillips Lodge in Westbrook, and later joining the clown unit of the Melha Shrine in Springfield, Mass. Robert leaves his wife, Ruth, of 66 years; four children; four grandchildren; his sister Beverly Aker of Lexington, Mass.; and a niece and nephew. His interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 23, 2014
Gagliarde Jr., George H. - Portland  
GAGLIARDE JR., GEORGE H., 89, of Portland, in Portland, Nov. 19, 2014. Graveside Service, Dec. 9, 10 a.m., Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 23, 2014
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