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Antranigian, Arsine* - Portland  
Arsine Antranigian, 89 PORTLAND - Arsine Antranigian, 89, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Maine Medical Center. She was born in Portland on Aug. 26, 1925, one of five children to Armenian Genocide survivors Armenag Antranigian and Arshalous Semerdjian Antranigian. She had a lengthy and successful career in the business world as an administrative assistant in finance and banking. Her time with Mobile Oil Corporation proved to be very fulfilling as well. Her passion for all things sports could only be matched by her complete dedication to family and friends. As a senior at Portland High School in 1943, Arsine was described in her yearbook as "Sincere in everything, she's pleasing to know." During that year she also showed her athletic prowess by captaining the basketball team along with competing in swimming, softball, and field hockey. Her efforts were rewarded as she received the coveted Frank P. Preti award for outstanding athlete and honor student. Arsine was predeceased by her siblings, Zaven, Anahis, Kerkor and Zohrab; sister-in-law Rose; and niece Sally Kierstead. She is survived by her nephew, Hagop Antranigian of Mendon, Mass., his wife Claudia and their sons Armenag and Aram; niece, Susan Dumas of Windham, and her son Sean and his children Mirabella and Zaden; niece, Linda Kechejian of Arlington, Mass., her husband Steven and their children Anahis and Antranig; niece Mary Stout of Newport News, Va., her husband Richard and their daughter Sarah; niece Laura Antranigian of Portland; great-nephew Stephen Kierstead of Falmouth, his wife Katie and their daughter Kallie; great-niece Stephanie Quinn of Boston, Mass., her husband Robert and their children Theodore and Charlotte. A time of visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Jones Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Arsine's online guestbook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Arsine Antranigian. Please make checks payable to Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America 138 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015
Chandler, Mary E.* - Portland  
Mary E. Foley Chandler PORTLAND - Mary E. Foley Chandler passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2015, the Feast Day of St. Anne, in St. Petersburg , Fla., following a long and valiant journey with Parkinson's Disease. Mary was born on Pleasant Street in the Gorham's Corner section of Portland to Annie J. Crowley and Michael Martin Folan, who immigrated from the villages of Barna and Inverin in County Galway, Ireland. She grew up on 92 Clark Street with neighbors of Irish and Polish Heritage, where her family's life revolved around worship, community and school activities at St Dominic's Church. Mary retained lifelong friendships with her classmates from St Dominic's, as well as from Cathedral High School from which she graduated in 1945. Mary frequently shared memories of the good times she had ice skating at Deering Oaks and going to the dances at Old Orchard Beach during the big band era, and going to Cheverus basketball games where her brother John "Sleepy" Foley was an athletic legend. She also enjoyed going on ski trips to Quebec with her workplace friends at New England Telephone and Telegraph where she worked for many years following high school, initially as a pull cord switchboard operator, then later in the Engineering department. Mary retired to invest time as a fulltime mother and homemaker after marrying George E. Chandler in the late 1950s. Mary selflessly encouraged her children and drove all of the New England to afford her children the opportunity to participate in athletic and cultural pursuits. She was also active in her community belonging to the Broad Cove Garden Club in which she held several offices, competed as a member of the Cape Elizabeth Clippers Bowling team, 30 year member at the Purpoodock Golf Club where she competed in the Women's as well as Twight leagues, and served a judge for Diving Events in AAU and Championship swim meets. Mary celebrated all aspects of her Irish culture and enjoyed numerous activities with the Maine Irish American Club as well as Ceili dancing with Brendan and Mary McVeigh, Set dancing with Tony Ryan and traveling to Boston to hear traditional music led by Larry Reynolds. Mary treasured the times she visited Ireland and spent time with her Folan and Crowley cousins, visiting the homes in which her parents were born. She listened incessantly to the music of the Connollys from Inverin, as well as Don and Cindy Roy during her illness. Listening to Irish music brought her joy. Mary never complained during the entire course of her illness and many people often commented on her sense of inner contentment that she would always attribute to her faith in God and being a daily communicant for the majority of her life. The family would like to thank K.P Foley, Claire Foley and the late Betty O'Brion for their love and support through the course of her illness, as well as the compassionate care she received from the Evergreen Staff at Arbor Oaks and Suncoast Hospice in Florida. Cheyanne Moody CNA and Cindy Hackstaff RN will be forever in our hearts for their exceptional commitment and kindness. Mary was predeceased by her three brothers John A. Foley, Peter J. Foley , and Michael J. Foley. She is survived by her husband George E. Chandler of St Petersburg, Fla.; daughter Ann Marie Chandler of Cape Elizabeth, son Mark A. Chandler and his wife Christina of Williston Park, N.Y.; and two grandchildren Theresa Galotta and her husband Joseph, and John B. Chandler all of New York. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christion Burial at St. Louis Church, 279 Danforth St., Portland. Following burial at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, there will be a celebration of Mary's life at Maine Irish Heritage Center, at the corner of Gray and State Streets in Portland. Those who wish may make contributions in Mary's memory to: Catherine McAuley High School, Maine Irish Heritage Center or the Animal Refuge League.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015
Dunwoody, Calvin B.* - Kennebunk  
Calvin B. Dunwoody, 94 KENNEBUNK - Calvin B. Dunwoody, 94, a resident of Kennebunk, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at The Cedars in Portland. Calvin was born in Newport, R.I., the son of Kingsland and Janet (Barber) Dunwoody. He grew up in Swampscott, Mass., and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy ('39), MIT ('43), and Yale ('48). During WW II, he served in the American Field Service, receiving the British Empire medal in 1944. He retired as Director of Planning and Development, State of Rhode Island, Dept. of Environmental Management after 35 years (1988), previously holding the position of Chief of Forestry for the Department of Natural Resources. Calvin was an explorer, adventurer, world mountaineer, 50 State High pointer, champion triathlete, yachtsman, pilot, lacrosse player, skier, swim coach, grandfather, dad, friend and mentor, loved, admired and respected by family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Helen (Pansewicz). Calvin is survived by his sister, Nancy McReel of Wells; a daughter, Jan (Paul) of Bellingham, Wash., three sons, Peter of Kingfield, Steven of Falmouth, and Donald (Sherri) of East Greenwich, R.I.; and seven grandchildren Calvin, Sam, Camille, James, Paul, Helena and Cael. Services will be private. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com Memorial donations are suggested to Southern Maine Hospice 180 U.S. 1 #1 Scarborough, Maine 04074 and Nature Conservatory Maine 14 ME-24 Brunswick, Maine 04011
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015
Gaudette Sr., Robert F.* - Portland  
Robert F. Gaudette Sr.,79 BIDDEFORD - Robert F. Gaudette Sr., 79, of Biddeford, died on July 27, 2015, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on Oct. 23, 1935, the son of Rolande (Lemieux) and Laurent Gaudette. He was known to many as Bob, Bobby, Robert, Dad, Pepere, Uncle Bob. There seemed to always be something behind the twinkle in his eyes. He is remembered for his love for all, his infectious smile, his spunk, strength, determination and kindness. Many learned from him how to be better people simply by his example "and what-not." He was a member of the Fraternal order of Eagles, Knights of Columbus, and the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union of America. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors with his wife Lynne, kayaking, hiking, and snow shoeing in the White Mountain area. He also spent many hours in the company of his children and grandchildren who were the light of his life. He was an excellent swimmer and diver and enjoyed teaching his nephews, nieces, sons and grandchildren how to perform a jackknife and one-and-a-half off of the diving board at the family camp on Granny Kent Pond. He was an amazing dancer, avid horseshoe player and harmonica player. He volunteered for the last eight years playing his harmonica for the residents of Seal Rock Healthcare on Wednesdays. He left school early to work in the Pepperell Mills to help support his family. After a few years he left the mill to pursue his ambition of being a bricklayer. His career started as an apprentice bricklayer and mason for various local contractors in the Biddeford/Saco area. After joining the local union in 1963, he began working for commercial contractors in the Portland area. He spent numerous years working for Tony Galli Construction where he was instrumental in completing the Portland Museum of Art's circular brick fa├žade along with several schools, hospitals, and Portland downtown landmarks. In the mid 1980s, he began work for Allied Construction and retired in 1997. During his career he also built numerous fireplaces, brick steps and various other masonry structures for friends and family. He was an inventor and designer, obtaining a patent for his invention related to installing flu liners in chimneys. He was predeceased by his first wife Therese (Fecteau) Gaudette; brothers George, Paul, Raymond, Conrad, and sister Georgette. He is survived by his wife Lynne Pontius Gaudette; sons Robert Jr. and wife Claudette, Guy and wife Michelle, Donald and wife Lucille, and daughter JoAnn Martin and husband Steve. He also leaves many beloved grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. There will be a private celebration for family and friends. Condolences may be expressed at FuneralAlternatives.net In Lieu of flowers, donations in his memory: Hospice of Southern Maine 180 US Route 1 Scarborough, Maine 04074
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015
King, David J.* - Westbrook  
David J. King, 58 WESTBROOK - David J. King, 58, of Westbrook, passed away on July 23, 2015. David served as a Marine before becoming a cook, he worked at Dennys & Governers restaurants for many years. A Celebration will be held at Danny King's, 50 Mountain View Road, Naples, on Sunday, Aug. 2, starting at 10 a.m. To express online condolences please go to www. blaisandhayfuneralhome.com
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Parker, Mary L.* - Gorham  
Mary Louise Parker, 66 GORHAM - Mary Louise Parker, 66, of Maple Ridge Road, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Mary was born on Nov. 2, 1948, in Coluasse, Mass., and was the daughter of Leon and Dorothy Walton Carpenter. Mary was educated in the Gorham schools. She worked for New England Telephone and Bradlee's. Mary was married for 37 years to Daniel Parker Sr., who predeceased her in 2008. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. She loved her granddaughter, Lilith, that she spent many hours taking care of. In addition to her husband, Mary was also predeceased by her parents. Survivors include her son, Daniel Parker, Jr. of Westbrook, and daughter Angela Surran of Gorham; two brothers, Lee Carpenter and Mark Carpenter, and a sister, Kristine Miller; one granddaughter, Lilith Ivy Surran; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. at the residence of Angela Surran, 7 Maple Ridge Rd., Gorham. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Maine Chapter Multiple Sclerosis 74 Gray Road Falmouth, Maine 04105
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015
Vancour, Carroll A.* - Portland  
Carroll A. Vancour, 83 ROCK HILL, S.C. - Carroll Albert Vancour passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at his home in Rock Hill, S.C., he was 83. Carroll was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He was retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company with over 30 years of service. During his tenure, he qualified for many incentive trips with the company. He was an extremely strong and devoted family man, always willing to help others. He enjoyed attending family gatherings and going to activities that his grandchildren were in. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Ruth Allen Vancour of Rock Hill, S.C.; his daughter, Joanne Conor and her husband, Stephen of Holden, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Justin Conor. A memorial service will be held at the United Church of Christ in Greensboro, Vt., on Aug. 1, at 2 p.m., with a reception following at the Fellowship Hall.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015
Vanier, Peter J.* - Caribou And Scarborough  
Peter Vanier, 53 SCARBOROUGH - It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Vanier of Caribou/Scarborough. on Wednesday, July 22, after a long period of declining health and a fierce, hard fought battle against colon cancer. He was born in Presque Isle, on June 13, 1962, the youngest child (by 13 minutes) of John and Theresa Vanier. He was educated in the Caribou school system and attended NMVTI. For most of his adult life, he worked in the Aroostook Mental Health Center's I.T. department. While there, he received the Vicker's Award, an honor he was extremely proud of. Peter was always happiest when he was surrounded by the company of his good friends and family - he loved them all deeply. His connection to nature remained strong to the end. He loved to hunt and fish, and always felt at peace whenever he was in the woods or on the water. He is survived by his father, John Vanier of Caribou; his son Tony of Boston, Mass.; his sister Jane and her husband Bill Egeler of Presque Isle, and his brother Michael and his wife Nancy of Portland. He is also survived by his twin sister and primary care giver Ann of Scarborough. Peter's strong will to live was matched only by Annie's never ending resolve to keep him alive and comfortable for as long as possible. He also leaves two special nieces: Teressa (Tera) and her husband Bennett Meulendyk of Dublin, Calif., and Erica of Portland; as well as several aunts; cousins; an uncle; and many special and dear friends. We will all miss him greatly - his keen intellect, sharp wit and sense of humor brightened our lives, but we take comfort in knowing that he is now free from pain and finally at peace. He was predeceased by his mother, Theresa in 1997. Our family would like to acknowledge and thank the many healthcare workers who cared for and showed Peter and all of us such compassion and skill. Special thanks to: Dr. Ketchum and her team; all at Mercy Hospital and clinics; VNA Home Health and New England Life Care. We are forever grateful. A committal service will be held at a later date. To share condolences with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to "Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation - Maine Hunt" 6297 Buffalo Road Harborcreek, Pennsylvania 16421 a cause Peter supported and believed strongly in.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 30 to July 31, 2015

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Bonderman, Berta Lee* - Tolland  
Berta Lee Bonderman, 79 TOLLAND, Conn. - Berta Lee Bonderman, 79, of Tolland, Conn., beloved wife of the late Glenn Bonderman, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Lewiston, Maine, daughter of the late Elbert and Hazel (Parkhurst) Sawyer. She volunteered for many years with the YFU Exchange Program, at Woodlake at Tolland Nursing Home, and the Kitty Angels. Lee is survived by her children Valerie Bonderman of East Windsor, Sandra Bonderman and her husband Rick Wilton of Washington, and Susan Bonderman of East Windsor. She also leaves her brothers Peter and Richard Sawyer both of Maine; grandchildren Andrea Rotolo and her husband Steven and Jennifer Stevens of Massachusetts: great grandchild Joseph Rotolo; and her son-in-law Jerry Stevens of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her daughter Lynn Stevens. Relatives and friends may join the family on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road (Rt. 195), Tolland, CT 06084. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at South Cemetery, Tolland. For online condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com . Memorial donations may be made to: Kitty Angels PO Box 508 Coventry, CT 06238
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 29 to July 30, 2015
Boutin, Anita I.* - Saco  
Anita I. Boutin, 63 BIDDEFORD - Anita I. Boutin, 63, of Biddeford, passed away with her brothers by her side on Monday evening, July 27, 2015, at St. Andre's Healthcare in Biddeford. She was born in Biddeford on July 25, 1952, the daughter of Gerard and Jeannette (Brunelle) Boutin. Anita graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Biddeford. She also graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in nursing and was employed by the Webber Hospital. She also earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and was the director of nurses at Notre Dame Hospital in Biddeford. She later graduated from the University of Rhode Island Pharmacy School and worked for Southern Maine Medical Center for 25 years, retiring in 2011. She was one of two people in Maine with a Master's in Nursing and a Master's in Pharmacy. She enjoyed traveling with her brother Gerard on many trips to countries all over the world. Most of all, she cherished and loved her dog Brutus. She was predeceased by her mother, father; and her brother Roger. She is survived by her brothers Gerard Boutin and Norman Boutin; her cousins Marc Beaudoin and Ginette Beaudoin; and nephews Joseph and James Boutin. A Visiting hour will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015, at Cote Funeral Home, 87 James St., Saco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015, at St. Joseph's Church in Biddeford. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Biddeford. To sign the guestbook or leave condolences go to www.cotefuneralhome.com
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 29 to July 30, 2015
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