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Adams, John William* - Machiasport  
John William Adams MACHIASPORT - John William Adams, 76, died Dec. 16, 2014 at Maine Veterans Home-Bangor. He was born Jan. 27, 1938 in Portland, the son of the late Christopher and Georgia (Wilson) Adams . Following high school he served in the U.S. Airforce where he worked as a chef. He was Past Commander of Am. Vets Post #6 in New Gloucester, and Past Commander of the American Legion Post # 9 in Machias . He will be remembered for his famous one liners. He also enjoyed cooking , and tinkering on things. He is survived by his beloved wife Marcia (Rose) Adams; three daughters, Darlene Newton, Christine Adams, and Lisa Gill and husband Darrell; five grandchildren, Shawn , Samantha , Jeffrey, Darren, and Danene; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister Elaine Finik. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters Christine and Margaret . Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of 11 a.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday Dec. 20, 2014 at the Holy Name Catholic Church, Machias with Very Rev. Eugene Gaffey Celebrant. Burial with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 29, 2014 at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. A Celebration of his life will be held 1 pm Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 at the Am Vets Post #6 Route 100 New Gloucester. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services, Machias and Lubec . Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com . In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Am. Vets Post #6 Scholarship Fund PO Box 301 New Gloucester, ME 04260 , or to the American Legion Post #9 Machias, ME 04654.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2014
Beaudoin, Sandra*  
Sandra Lee Campbell Beaudoin, 66 GORHAM - Sandra Lee Campbell Beaudoin, 66, danced to the heavens on Dec. 17, 2014. She was sent off with love as her family and loved ones surrounded her, and was welcomed by the loving arms of those who had arrived before her, including her father Calvin Campbell, her grandmother Grace Dobbins, her loving husband Robert Beaudoin and many others that she called family and friends. Her journey, that began on March 3, 1948, left an everlasting mark on all those that were blessed enough to encounter her. Through her journey she attended Gorham Schools, where she graduated in 1966, she was a 28 year employee of Wise Business Forms, and danced at the Gorham Dance Studio for decades. She lived her life with strength, love, and full of class, and will continue her new journey watching over those she loved as she did when she was here. Her journey will continue with her passion for dance, reading and a good cup of tea. She will continue to watch over all those she loved and adored including, her children, daughter, Shannon Nelson of New York and son, David Nelson, Jr. of Portland and his wife Wendy; her "perfect match" sisters, Arlene Dame of Standish and Theresa Adams of Windham; brothers, Danny Campbell of Gorham, Melvin Dobbins of Standish, and Brian Campbell of Gray. Two grandsons, Derrick and Kyle Nelson of Portland, her loving significant other of 16 years, Jim Call of Windham and his family- that became her own; along with many nieces and nephews and loving friends and extended family. A period of visitation to celebrate Sandra's life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Burial will be in the Spring at St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Region, 1 Bowdoin Mills Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2014
Bouley, Corinne*  
Corinne Bernice Bouley, 89 MILLINOCKET AND SOUTH PORTLAND– Corinne Bernice Bouley, 86, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the presence and care of her family at the South Portland Nursing Home, where she had lived for the last 14 years. She was born October 8, 1928 in Millinocket, the daughter of Rene and Margaret Bouley. Corinne's mother passed away in 1934, leaving Corinne to be raised by her father and extended family. She lost her sight at an early age due to progressive retinal disease. Eventually, Corinne's family moved her to the IRIS Foundation's assisted living apartments in Portland. It was there that she met her best friend and lifetime companion, Jimmy Conley, who preceded her in death by just a few months. Corinne will be remembered as a very sweet and loving person who loved to laugh and make others laugh. French was her first language and she loved to carry on conversations in French whenever possible. She even entertained a high school student who came to visit her regularly too practice her French. The family would like to extend a special thank you and offer their gratitude to the entire staff at the South Portland Nursing Home for the loving care given to Corinne. She was loved by residents and staff alike. Corinne is survived by her extended family at the nursing home, and many cousins. In addition to her parents, Corinne was predeceased by a brother, Conrad G. Bouley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Martin's Catholic Church in the springtime. Interment will be at the Millinocket Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 20, 2014
Colburn, Jeanne T.*  
Jeanne Teresa Colburn, 66 1948 – 2014 PORTLAND – Jeanne T. Colburn of Portland, passed away peacefully on Dec, 13, 2014. Jeanne was born on March 31, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., the eldest of seven children. Jeanne graduated from St. Gregory's High School in Detroit, Mich., Class of 1967. Soon after, she married Gregory R. Loiselle, who she later divorced in 1979. She enjoyed manicures, social media, making jewelry, pinochle, and knitting. Jeanne has always been outgoing and creative with a zany sense of humor. She possessed an outstanding will to live even though she was plagued with chronic pain and depression. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents Mary Elizabeth and Stanley Colburn; and by her sister Glenna Lucas (spouse James) of Pacifica, Calif. Jeanne is survived by her daughters Yvette R. Loiselle of Whitewater, Wis. and Danielle M. Loiselle (spouse Amund L. Mowinckel) of Oslo, Norway and by her beloved grandchildren Emma, Axel and Adam. She is survived by five siblings Thomas Colburn (spouse Sally) of Howell, Mich., Stanley Colburn of Portland, Elizabeth Colburn (spouse Dan Porter) of Portland, Bridget Colburn of San Bernardino, Calif. and John Colburn (spouse Betsy) of Cape Elizabeth. She is also survived by her former sister-in-law Patti Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews. Honoring her wishes, there will be no services held. Jeanne will remain in the hearts and minds of all who knew her.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2014
Cook, Mary*  
Mary Flanders (Nanny) Cook, 84 CAPE ELIZABETH - Mary Flanders Cook, 84, of Cape Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on December 17, 2014, after a year long battle with cancer. Mary was born in Manchester, NH on April 1, 1930 to Dr. Robert and Mary Flanders. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Robert and Charles Flanders and her sister Gretchen Nault. Mary attended Miss Porters School, Manchester, CT from 1944 to 1946. At age 16, Mary entered Bradford Jr. College in Haverhill, MA where she was a member of the Glee Club, graduating in 1948. Following Bradford she entered Rollins College in Winter Park, FL where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, graduating in 1950. In October 1958 she met Bert H. Cook, Jr. in Manchester, NH. They were married in March of 1959. Shortly after being married they moved to Cape Elizabeth, Maine where they raised their four children Mary, Bert, Geoffrey and Elizabeth. Mary was actively involved in neighborhood and community activities. In 1964 Mary was the first founding secretary of Greater Portland Landmarks. She was a member of the Cape Elizabeth Knollwood Garden Club where she served as President, a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of NH, an associate member of the Maine Chapter, and a longtime member of Junior League. In years past she was an active volunteer at the State Street Church. She and her husband were past members of the Purpoodock Club, Portland Country Club, and Cumberland Club. Mary enjoyed travel, tennis, golf, bridge club, socializing with friends, and most of all her family. Mary is survived by her husband Bert of nearly 56 years; their four children; and twelve grandchildren. Daughter, Mary Cook-Timm, her husband Dr. Jeffrey Timm and her two daughters; Ali and Meghan McClure: Son, Bert Cook, his wife Karen and their three children; Brittany, Stephen and Cassie: Son, Geoffrey Cook, his wife Lindy and their four children; Sarah, Abbey, Mikaela and Garrett: Daughter, Elizabeth Coleman, her husband Mark, and their three children; Carley, Mary and Mark. Those who knew Mary knew her to be positive, loving and friendly. To say she will be missed by her family is an understatement. We love you Nanny! Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Mary's life at State Street Church at noon on January 3, 2015, followed by a reception. Arrangements have been made by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Online condolences may be shared at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2014
Costa-Holbrook, Catherine*  
Joanna (Jo) Catherine Costa-Holbrook, 80 WINDHAM - Joanna (Jo) Catherine Costa-Holbrook, 80, died unexpectedly Dec. 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Costa. Joanna graduated from Portland High and completed 2 years of college. She was a charter member of Portland Lyric Theater. Jo enjoyed reading & teaching, all forms of arts & crafts. Her passion was for the outdoors, nature and all things natural. She is survived by her son, L. James Holbrook, her stepson Herman Holbrook and stepdaughter Jennifer Hubert; a brother Louis James Costa, a sister Janina McLaughlin; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Services will be private. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 20, 2014
Finger, Andrew* - South Portland  
Finger, Andrew R. 87,of South Portland, Dec. 17, 2014. A Celebration, Dec. 22, 12:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St. Portland
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Foster, Maureen* - Bridgton  
Maureen G. Foster, 65 BRIDGTON - Maureen G. Foster, 65, of Bridgton, died early Thursday evening, Dec. 18, 2014 at the Bridgton Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born on Oct. 4, 1949, in Portland, a daughter of, Peter J. and Patricia (Kane) Griffin. She attended Saint Dominic Elementary school and Cathedral High School, both in Portland, graduating in 1967. On Nov. 14, 1970, she married, Robert Foster at the St. Dominic Church in Portland. They moved to Bridgton in 1977 where they raised their family and she worked at the local Reny's for 20 years as a supervisor, retiring in 2011. Maureen was the ever loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed many things including crafts, knitting, quilting and her recent involvement in a Bible study group, but nothing could trump the enjoyment of the time she was able to spend with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She is loved by her husband of 44 years, Robert Foster of Bridgton; her children, Christopher Foster and his wife, Caitlin of Brownfield, Sarah Dodge of Bridgton, and Meagan Foster of Bridgton; her grandchildren, Ayden Paul, Ainsley Catherine, and Mackenzie Maureen; siblings, Patricia Cogswell and her husband, Edward of Gorham, Jane Dooley of Medford, MA, Peter J. Griffin and his wife, Rita of Scarborough, and Cindy Jones and her husband, Steven of Lynchburg, VA; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, John P. Foster and his partner, Ray Rhule of Biddeford. She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Brian Griffin. Family and friends are invited to call at the Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton from 2-5 PM, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Funeral services will be held, 10 AM, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Spring interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Bridgton. Words of condolence may be expressed at www.chandlerfunerals.com . Gifts may be given in her memory to the The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 20, 2014
Ganley, Robert C.* - Northbridge  
Robert Christian Ganley, 47 NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Robert Christian Ganley, 47, died peacefully at his home on Dec. 17, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a brave battle with cancer. Rob is survived by his wife Bethany (Wilbur) Ganley; and his children Jason, Matthew and Emma of Northbridge, Mass.; his parents Robert and Nancy Ganley of Framingham, Mass.; his sisters Heather Smith and her husband Michael of Hopkinton, Mass., and Leanne Connors and her husband David of Newtown, Conn.; and many loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. Rob graduated in 1985 from Framingham South High School and, in 1990, graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Rob went on to work as an industrial engineer at Bath Iron Works for 12 years. During this time, Rob and his family lived in Freeport. In 2005, they relocated to Northbridge, Mass. and he continued his studies to earn a masters degree in taxation from Suffolk University and later his CPA license. Rob joined his father at Ganley, PC, CPA in Framingham, Mass. where he worked for the last 13 years. Rob will be remembered as a loving father, whose devotion was to encourage and support his children. One of Rob's favorite pastimes was to plan the annual family vacation, which were nonstop action-packed adventures with always a stop at a "researched" restaurant. These vacations were loved by the whole family. We wish to acknowledge the wonderful team at Mass General Hospital who cared for Robert and to support advances in cancer research. Visiting hours will be held at Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville, Mass., from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21. Funeral services will be held at the Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Rd., Framingham, Mass., on Monday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.carrfuneralhome.com . In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Robert may be made in support of the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center. Checks may be made out to Mass General Hospital c/o MGH Development Office 100 Cambridge St., Ste 1310 Boston, MA 02114, or online at www.giving.massgeneral.org/target
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2014
Libby, Craig*  
Craig A. Libby, 61 SOUTH PORTLAND – Mr. Craig A. Libby, 61, of South Portland, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Craig was born on October 1, 1953 in Portland, the son of Calvin and Sally (Huff) Libby. Raised in Gorham, Craig graduated from Gorham High School, Class of 1971. Following graduation, Craig continued his education in the electric field at SMVTI. Craig worked as an electrician for over 45 years, having been the owner and operator of C.A. Libby Electric since 1996. He took pride in his work, and was widely regarded as the top in his field. In addition to his work, Craig enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, NASCAR, golfing and playing cards. He also enjoyed flying helicopters and small planes. Craig had a love for his Dobermans. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known for being a jokester. Above all else in life, Craig was a very generous man who loved his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Craig is predeceased by his mother, Sally J. (Huff) Libby; sisters, Catherine Eldridge and Cary Libby. He is survived by his wife whom he loved more than life itself, Joanna "JoJo" (Troiano) Libby of South Portland; his beloved daughters, Melissa Marie Goodine and her husband Andrew of Wells, Brittany Elizabeth Libby of Ocala, Fla.; sister, Gretchen Libby of San Francisco, Calif. He is also survived by his adored grandson, Aiden R. Goodine; and nephew, Alexander Anastassiou. Visiting Hours for Craig will be held on Sunday from 4-7PM in the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. His Funeral will be held on Monday at 11AM at the Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. For online guestbook, please visit In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Animal Refuge Leage of Greater Portland, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2014
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