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Cooper, Arthur E.* - Yarmouth  
Arthur E. Cooper, 98 FREEPORT - Arthur E. Cooper passed away on April 15, 2015. He was born on Jan. 11, 1917, in Southington, Conn., the son of Arthur H. and Clara (Rockemer) Cooper. He graduated in 1935 from Weaver High School in Hartford, Conn., and in 1939 earned his degree from Farmington (Maine) State Teachers College. His first year of teaching in 1939-1940 was interrupted when he was drafted into the armed services of the United States. He served in the Army Air Corps in the European theater during World War II, and he was shot down while serving as bombardier and navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress in August of 1943. He was a POW from then until liberated from a prison camp in Moosburg, Germany, in April 1945. After the war he had a distinguished career as an insurance agent for the Springfield, and later the Saint Paul Insurance Companies. He was named field agent of the year for all of New England in 1977. On Sept. 22, 1946, he married the love of his life, Nora (Gerry) Cooper, to whom he was married for 56 years. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl (Cooper) Costello and her husband Jack of Wellesley, Mass., his son, the Rt. Rev. Mark Cooper, O.S.B. of Saint Anselm Abbey in Manchester, N.H., his son-in-law, Steven Campbell of Portland; his grandsons, John Costello and wife Julie (DeBaggis) Costello, and James Costello, and his great-grandson Sean Costello, all of South Boston. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, the Most Rev. Joseph Gerry, O.S.B., of Saint Anselm Abbey, Manchester, N.H., and Arnold Hopkins of Millinocket; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; his daughter Janet (Cooper) Campbell; and his beloved grandson Cooper Campbell. After the death of his wife and well into his mid-90s, he served as an assistant and host at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, where he was much loved and cared for by the owners and staff. All visitors who met him loved him for his sense of humor and his kind thoughtfulness. A hard-working and good man, of gentle disposition, he possessed tremendous integrity along with great love for and devotion to his family and many friends. He was a devoted and faithful member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and its community in Freeport, the community in which he resided and to which he greatly contributed for 62 of his 98 well-lived years. Calling Hours will be Monday, April 20, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Freeport, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cooper Family Scholarship Fund at Saint Anselm College 100 Saint Anselm Drive Manchester, N.H. 03102
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2015
Frederick, George Leighton* - Scarborough  
George (Mick) Leighton Frederick, 79 SCARBOROUGH - George (Mick) Leighton Frederick passed away at his residence on April 17, 2015. He was born in Portland on April, 30, 1935 to Willard T. and Effie Leighton Frederick. Mick graduated from Scarborough High School in 1954. He married his best friend and high school sweetheart Barbara (Betty) Paige on June 22, 1957 and they were continuously inseparable for what would have been 58 years of marriage in June. After graduation Mick served as a US Navy Seabee during the Korean Conflict and went to builders school in Port Huenene in California. Upon leaving the service in 1954 he worked for F.X. Jannelle Contractors for 28 years and the Scarborough School Department for 22 years. Mick was a past Scarborough Volunteer Rescue Ambulance Attendant. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, watching the Red Sox and attending sporting events for his son and grandchildren. He was a member of the Black Point Congregational Church. He was predeceased by his mother, father and grandson, Eric Frederick. He is survived by his wife Barbara "Betty"; son Randall P. Frederick, daughter Cheryl J. Kierstead; grandchildren Bryan, Matthew, Megan, Adam and Jenessa; great- grandchildren Aidan, Amani, Dustin; and upcoming granddaughter, Sofia Grace; and his devoted loving cat Betsy. The family would like to thank the staff members at Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Hospice of Southern Maine for their devoted and compassionate care. Visiting hours are scheduled for 11:00-1:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015, followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Hobbs Funeral Home , 671 US Route One, Scarborough, Maine. On line condolences may be shared at www.hobbsfuneralhome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Animal Refuge League P. O. Box 336 Westbrook, ME 04092
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2015
Gaddis, Ruth* - Portland  
Ruth Gaddis, 76 WESTBROOK - Ruth Gaddis passed away peacefully in her sleep in Westbrook Maine at her residence on March 17th at the age of 76. Ruth was born on May 24, 1948 in Westbrook, Maine. Ruth lived her whole life in Maine. Ruth loved spending time with her children. Some memories she shared were taking walks down by the east end beach. Ruth was a spiritual, religious woman and enjoyed going to church with her children in her younger years. Ruth enjoyed living in downtown Portland on Congress Street. Ruth enjoyed seafood and the summer months. Ruth was predeceased by Jim and Marie Tanguay. Ruth is survived by her children John, David, Lloyd, Rick, and Carrie. Ruth was loved by many and will be missed by all. There will be a memorial for Ruth held on Tuesday April 21 at 3:30 pm at the Florence House located at 190 Valley Street in Portland.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2015
Gallagher, Marguerite* - Beverly  
Marguerite Elizabeth Butler Gallagher FALMOUTH FORESIDE - Marguerite Elizabeth Butler Gallagher died peacefully the evening of April 13, 2015 at her home in Falmouth Foreside, Maine. She was born on June 16, 1917, and lived most of her life in Beverly, Mass. After the death of her husband she moved to a beautiful townhouse at the Maples in Wenham, Mass. For the past three years she has been in Assisted Living at Falmouth by the Sea in Falmouth enjoying a view of the ocean and distant islands. She was the daughter of Margaret Fay Butler and Joseph Butler. Frederick Butler, her oldest brother died last May at the age of 107. Paul Butler, John Butler, Marie Butler Rowe and Eleanor Murphy all enjoyed long lives. Marguerite created a life of joy, love, responsibility and kindness. She was raised in a home facing the economic challenges of the Great Depression. Her mother found herself as a single parent with six children ranging in age from twelve to two. Marguerite was the youngest. Her mother took a Red Cross nursing course and was able to find employment caring for the ill in their homes. Marguerite and her siblings worked as an economic unit. Some dropped out of school to help provide income. Others managed budgets, shopping, meals, and caring for the toddler. Their mother made all of their clothes. Responsibilities were divided and this family worked to achieve the American Dream. All grew to be part of the middle class, watching their children earn college degrees. The Butlers were known as hard workers and considerate people who loved the sound of laughter. At the age of 23 Marguerite married William Gallagher, who developed his father's leather brokerage business into an international company. They were able to travel extensively and Marguerite often returned with an array of lovely new clothes. Some like candy, she treasured beautiful clothes. She was the loving mother of four children and an adoring grandmother of nine. Golf, skiing, painting and bridge added to her enjoyment of life. The disparate life experiences gave great insight into human nature and the importance and value of each individual's life's journey. All felt her respect and interest in their lives. Those who met her became her friend. Marguerite was a positive person and found humor in most situations. At 97, she would say with an impish grin that she was surprised when she awakened each day. Many learned from her the value of a positive demeanor. Her gracious manner, beauty and warm smile will be missed. Hers was a life well lived. She is survived by her four children, Susan Gallagher Goodall of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Ellen Gallagher Harris of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., Maura Gallagher Carter of Cumberland Foreside and Paul William Gallagher of Centerville, Mass. Her adoring grandchildren are Robert D. Goodall, Eliza Goodall Gavin, Meghan Harris Arvidson, James B. Harris, Jr Elizabeth Gallagher Berle, Christian A. Berle, Amanda Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, and Maggie Gallagher. She was so proud of her eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Chase and Blake Arvidson, Ella and Molly Goodall, James Gavin, Sebastian Smith and Anna Harris Her family members would like to express their gratitude to the kind caregivers at Falmouth ByThe Sea in Falmouth and the support given by Hospice of Southern Maine. At the request of the family funeral services will be held privately. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 18, 2015
Hazelton, Anne* - Augusta  
Anne Hazelton, 66 LITCHFIELD - Anne Hazelton, 66, of Litchfield, died peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 11:11 p.m., after a two year battle with cancer. She passed on a starry, starry night following a spring day filled with warmth, sunshine and her favorite sounds of "animules" waking from a long winter's sleep. She was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Cambridge, Mass., to Ernest W. Hazelton and Elizabeth Manchester. and grew up in Watertown, Mass. and Simsbury, Conn. A Francophile, Anne graduated Clark University with a French degree and traveled extensively, living in Paris, London and Switzerland. Settling in Portland, with her two daughters, she worked as a paralegal for many years before joining Pine Tree Legal Assistance which would become her life-long vocation and passion. She later moved to the Augusta office and is loved and held dear by her work community and friends. In their words, she gently, effectively and persistently advocated for the legal rights of low income Mainers for over a decade. She treated her clients with great dignity and compassion and has been a role model for many attorneys and paralegals at Pine Tree. A self proclaimed bleeding heart, she had an open door policy, which also included squirrels and stray cats. She will always be remembered for her humour, irony and razor sharp wit. Anne loved nature and the outdoors, and cared immensely for plants and animals. She and her long-time partner Curtis Orlasky enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, camping, reading, gardening, watching great movies and listening to music, hiking, exploring and foraging for treasures and antiques. Anne and her family loved Mt. Desert Island and spending time at their camp in Lee. Anne is survived by her daughters Jennifer Bliss of Portland, Vanessa Bliss of Somerville, Mass.; Curtis' parents Eleanor and Peter Orlasky; sister Linda Orlasky and Robert Smith; nieces Sophie and Emma; and her beloved chats LeoCat, Sammy, and BarnCat. There will be a memorial gathering in late spring. At her request, Anne's ashes will be scattered on Mt. Desert Island mid-summer.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2015
Largay, Gracia (Harkins)* - Cumberland Foreside  
Gracia Harkins Largay, 76 CUMBERLAND FORESIDE - Gracia Harkins Largay, 76, died April 15, 2015. She was born in Lewiston, May 20, 1938. Gracia was a graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and Case Western Reserve University. She spent the majority of her career as a public health nurse and administrator for the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services. She was a caring and compassionate person who loved people and enjoyed working in public health. Gracia grew up in the Bangor area where she met her husband of 34 years, Larry. They made their home in Thomaston where they enjoyed all the splendors of the midcoast. Gracia loved to sing and was a member of Downeast Singers. After Larry's death, she moved to Cumberland Foreside where she continued to pursue her love of learning having enrolled in numerous and varied classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine, art classes and involvement with the Southern Maine Astronomy Club. Her passion for nature was evidenced by her love of astronomy, bird watching, hiking and beachcombing. Travel also fed her love of learning and her adventurous spirit. She adored her daughter and grandchildren; time spent with them as well as family members and friends brought her great joy. Gracia lived life with grace and humility, tender forgiving heart and care for those in need. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Largay. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Largay Moore and her husband, Jeff of Poolesville, Md.; her two grandchildren, Ella and Christian; her siblings and their spouses, Michael Harkins, Margaret Willette, Bernard Harkins and his wife Julie Everleth, Mary Alice Commeau, Kathleen Harkins and her husband Leyton Sewell, Leslie Harkins and Anthony Harkins and his wife Nancy; her 14 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at dolbyfuneralchapels.com . In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gracia's memory to: Good Shepard Food Bank P.O. Box 1807 Auburn, ME 04211 Please reference Gracia Largay on the memo line of the check
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2015
McIntosh, Mildred A.* - Houlton  
Mildred A. McIntosh, 93 HOULTON - Mildred Arlene Bither McIntosh, 93, passed away April 17, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. She was born Nov. 21, 1921 at Linneus, the daughter of Maurice and Beryl (Stewart) Bither. Mildred attended Linneus Elementary and was a graduate of Houlton High School, Class of 1939. Mildred met Herschel K. McIntosh and married him on August 16, 1941. Family, church, her business and the fraternal Order of the Eastern Star were all great joys in Mildred's life. She also enjoyed spending summers at the cottage at Nickerson Lake, traveling and visiting many of the United States as well as many foreign countries. She was a life long member of the Houlton United Methodist Church, past President of the Houlton United Methodist Women and taught Sunday School several years and served on many church committees. Mildred served with the Fidelity Chapter #32 and Lunar Chapter #126 Order of Eastern Star, past Matron Fidelity Chapter, District Deputy Grand Matron of District #19 for 2 years, Grand Electa of the Grand Chapter of Maine from 1949-50, Worthy Grand Matron of Maine from 1961-62, Chairman of the Arrangements for the annual session of the Grand Chapter of Maine for 3 years, Chairman of International Temple Committee of General Grand Chapter 1976-79 and was "Special Friend" to the Most Worthy Grand Matron from 1994-97. She was past President of the Houlton Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of the Houlton Retail Trade Board, past President of the Abnaki Girl Scout Council Northern District from 1962-65, past District Director for District VI, Business Professional Women, past President of Houlton Garden Club and a member of the Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Mildred worked as a secretary for seven years at Agricultural Conservation Association. At age 44, she fulfilled her dream of owning her own store. She purchased Bither's Ladies Shop in 1965 and operated it for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Mildred served many loyal customers from Fort Kent to Bangor, Canada and beyond. She looked forward to every day she went to work. Mildred is survived by her special niece Jane Webb Weston and her husband Charles of Hampden; children Aaron Weston and Jennifer Therrien, their spouses and children; several other much loved nieces, nephews; great nieces and great nephews; two sisters-in-law Norma Bither and Virginia Bither. She was predeceased by her husband Herschel McIntosh, her sisters Mary Webb and Erma Barton, her brothers Philip Bither, Preston Bither, Willis Bither, John Bither, Hartley Bither, Wendell Bither and Carl Bither. Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Victor Han officiating. Interment will be in the Linneus Cemetery in the spring. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuenral.com . Gifts may be made in Mildred's memory payable to: The Houlton United Methodist Church or the Nickerson Lake Conservation Fund c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, ME 04730
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2015
Redman, Wilma* - Portland  
Wilma Parker Redman, 93 PORTLAND - Wilma Parker Redman, 93, died peacefully at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, on April 7, 2015. Wilma was born in Gorham, on Feb. 11, 1921, the daughter of Joseph E. Parker and Edith Graves Parker. Wilma attended Gorham schools, where she was a star athlete and honors student. She graduated from Westbrook Junior College (now the University of New England) in 1941, and finished her formal education at Connecticut College for Women two years later. In 1945, upon his return from the war, Wilma married Charles W. Redman, Jr. Together they raised two sons, Joseph Parker Redman, also of Portland, and Charles W. Redman, III, of Cape Elizabeth. After nearly 70 years of marriage, Charles, Jr. predeceased Wilma in July of last year. In addition to her family, Wilma dedicated her life to working for the community. She was an active member and served on the boards of many local non-profit organizations, including the United Way, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Museum of Art, and Portland Stage Company. She and Charles were loyal season ticket holders at Portland Stage for many years and delighted in helping bring top quality theater to the area. She was a loyal alumna of Connecticut College and, up to the end of her life, served UNE in many capacities, including as past chairman of the Board of Trustees. She was a Deborah Morton inductee in 1981 and received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from UNE in 2002, among the many honors bestowed upon her for her dedication to the college. Wilma was an accomplished cook and devoted Red Sox and Patriots fan. She enjoyed reading and spending summers with her extended family at their cottages on Little Sebago Lake. She loved a good joke and never shied away from providing valued advice whenever solicited. Wilma is survived by her son, Joseph and his wife, Jayne, and son, Julian; and by Charles, his wife, Melissa, and three grandchildren, Rebecca, James, and Michael; along with numerous nephews and nieces. Wilma was predeceased by her sisters, Eleanor and Louise, and by their husbands, Clinton D. Merrill and P. Heyward James, respectively. The family would like to acknowledge the many years of loving and nurturing assistance Wilma received from her team of caregivers, Bonnie Lou Randall, Judy Caparratto, Tonya Arsenault, Lori Chase, Anastasia Belova, and Linda Quimby. A celebration of Wilma's life is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the UNE Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Wilma's online guest book. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: The Joseph E. and Edith G. Parker Scholarship Fund University of New England 716 Stevens Avenue Portland, Maine 04103 or to: Portland Stage Company Endowment Fund PO Box 1458 Portland, Maine 04104
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 14 to Apr. 20, 2015
Rubin, Peter J.* - Scarborough  
Peter J. Rubin, 70 SCARBOROUGH - Peter J. Rubin, 70 years old of Scarborough died peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015. Peter grew up in Bath and attended Hebron Academy. Following graduation Peter attended Duke University and would continue his Education by graduating with a Law Degree from Harvard University. Peter worked at the Bernstein Shur Law Firm of Portland. Peter was predeceased by his parents Harold and Dorothy Rubin. He is survived by his loving wife Donna (Petlock) Rubin of Scarborough; a daughter Kara A Rubin and her husband Michael Zigman of New York City, a son Joel A. Rubin and his wife Tara Peris of Los Angeles; grandchildren Rose and Eli Zigman and Kiran and Maya Rubin. Also surviving is a sister Adele Rubin of Philadelphia. A 1 p.m. funeral service for Peter will be held this Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. Burial will follow at Temple Beth El Cemetery. An extended obituary for Peter will be in the Sunday edition of the Portland Press Herald. Care for Peter and his family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 18, 2015
Sylvester M.D., Stanley B.* - Portland  
Stanley B. Sylvester, M.D., 90 TOPSHAM - Stanley B. Sylvester, M.D., 90, of The Highlands in Topsham, died on April 10, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born in Portland, the son of Allan W. and Dora H. Sylvester, growing up near Woodfords corner. He graduated from Deering High School in 1942, where he excelled as a member of the track team, serving also as a cheerleader in the days before it was considered proper for females to perform in this manner. After three years in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he graduated from Bowdoin College, cum laude, where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. In 1945, he married the former Patricia Curtis. He subsequently lived in Quincy, Mass., while attending Tufts University Medical School in Boston from which he graduated in 1952. He conducted a suburban practice in family medicine and obstetrics at Allen's Corner in North Deering, then a rural area, choosing the location because he had heard that the Northgate Shopping Center might be built and that the city of Portland might construct new schools on Auburn Street. At this time, the Sylvester family lived in the historic Partridge-Quimby house on Westbrook Street in Stroudwater. While in practice, Dr. Sylvester was a member of the medical staffs of the Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital, as well as a member of the Cumberland County Medical Society, of which he was president in 1974-75, and of the Maine Medical and American Medical Association. From 1965-68, he served as a member of the Portland School Committee. Dr. Sylvester later moved to the medical department of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company (now Unum/Provident) where he served 25 years, retiring in 1989, as vice president and medical director. In 1980, he was chairman of the Association of Insurance Medical Directors of New England. He was also a member of the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America, by which he was certified as a specialist in the field of insurance medicine. After retirement from Unum in 1989, while living on Cousins Island in Yarmouth, he developed an interest and skill in using computers, resulting in his conducting a small word processing business in an office attached to his home. In 1992, he was one of the founding members of "Headlighters," an organization of Unum retirees, a group for which he edited an informative newsletter for seven years. From 1990 until 2004, he was a member of the technical team which televised meetings of Yarmouth town committees and boards. In 1976, he married the former Jean Lawler whom he assisted in the operation of her pet care business. For the last seven years, he and his wife have resided in the Maine Lodge at The Highlands retirement community in Topsham. He immersed himself in life at The Highlands and had a deep sense of community and did all he could to bring people together and create new opportunities. He served as chairman of the Board of The Highlands Residents' Association. He put together books listing those living in the Maine Lodge, along with their pictures and short bios. He also ordered new name badges for Lodge residents and worked on themed picture bulletin boards that changed each week for residents to enjoy. He was a frequent visitor to The Highlands gym and pool, and was unofficially dubbed "The Mayor of the Highlands" by many residents and staff alike. Surviving are his wife, Jean F. Sylvester of Topsham; and three daughters: Susan Kenney of Bothell, Wash., Ann Billings of Manassas, Va.; and Jane Maxwell of Montague, Calif.; as well as five grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 24, at 4 p.m. in the dining room of the Maine Lodge at The Highlands in Topsham. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to The Highlands Residents' Assistance Fund 30 Governors Way Topsham, Maine 04086
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Apr. 15 to Apr. 20, 2015
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