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DeLong, Ellen M. (Marsh)* - Bath And San Antonio, Fla.  
Ellen M. DeLong, 75 BATH and San Antonio, Fla. - Ellen M. DeLong died on June 19, 2016, with her loving husband and five children by her side. She was born in Presque Isle on Aug. 9, 1940, the daughter of Harold and Helena Lid- stone Marsh. She attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1958. She attended Aroostook State College and graduated from the University of Southern Maine at Portland. She was a substitute teacher and tutor. She worked as a bookkeeper for Jackson Electric and Gilman Electric in Bath. She retired as a bookkeeper and office manager from Consolidated Electrical Dis- tributors of Brunswick in 1999. She was also bookkeeper of the family-owned airport operation and Merrymeeting Aviation Inc. for 20 years in Bowdoinham. She had a sense of humor that could make you laugh, cry or just plain make you mad as you could be and laugh again. She was liked and loved by everyone who knew her; she was a wonderful, funny lady who always knew how to make you smile. She was an amazing person and a great friend to so many people; she was one in a million. She served as a president of the Emblem Club at the Bath Elks Post #934; she was an active member of the Tampa Bay Quilting Club and Sunshine Committee. Her many hobbies included NASCAR, Mahjong, Hand and Foot, quilting, knitting, crocheting, bowling, reading and casino visits. She enjoyed entertaining and socializing with friends at the Tampa Bay Clubhouse. Ellen and her first husband, Richard "Woody" Woodman, were married and had four children. He died in 1971. Her mother, Helena Lidstone Marsh, also died in 1971; her father, Harold Huntington Marsh, died in 1978; and her sister-in-law, Carol Orr Marsh, in 2014. Ellen is survived by her loving husband, Wayne DeLong, of 43 years; a brother, Richard "Shorty" Marsh; a son, Richard and his wife Becky Woodman; four daughters: Merrilee and her husband Timothy Griffith, Audrey and her husband Phil Latella, Lisa Woodman, and Doris DeLong and her husband David Gagne; a stepson, Dean Delong and his wife Christie Chapman DeLong; 13 grandchildren: Crystal Latella Rossignol and husband Joshua, Jessica Griffith, Philip "Tony" Latella IV, Patrick Griffith, Brian Griffith, Richard Woodman Jr. , Delia Croswell, Julia Griffith, Andrew Croswell, Amanda Gagne, Casey Woodman, Macie Gagne, and Ryan Woodman; one great-grandson, Wakelan; and several nieces and nephews. Ellen's family and several of her close friends held a service and Celebration of Life in her community, The Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club ,on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. A service and Celebration of Life will be held in late July in Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ellen's memory may be sent to Morse High School Alumni Association 309 Old Stage Road Arrowsic, Maine
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 27, 2016
Kamp, Daniel "Tonto"*  
Daniel Kamp, 60 PEAKS ISLAND - Daniel "Tonto" Kamp, 60, of Peaks Island, passed away on June 23, 2016, from diabetes complications. Danny was born in Pat- erson, N.J., the son of Daniel and Dorothy Kamp. Danny's family summered in Maine, visiting their grandparents on Peaks Island. The family eventually moved to Peaks Island where Danny found his lifelong home. Danny worked a variety of jobs over his lifetime, from running printing presses at Casco Printing to performing maintenance on Central Maine Power's power-generating equipment. Danny's passion was wood- working, and everyone treasured the annual Christmas gifts he would craft. Danny's two greatest pleasures were spending time with the kids and going upta camp with the guys. Danny lived his life with an infectious smile, curious nature, helping hands, and an old islander crusty nature until the end. Danny is survived by his very close friend Carol Ridlon and her two sons, Wes and Robbie. Also, he leaves behind his sister Cindy and her husband Peter Roberts of Cape Coral, Fla., and their children Denielle and Brian; his brother, Dean Kamp and his wife Robin of Peaks Island; Dean's children, John and wife Chelsea, Christopher and Markus Kamp; also Shellbe and Connor Flynn; a sister, Jennifer Ferreyra and her husband Homer and children Allison and Jeremiah of New York; and brother Joe Barra of New Jersey. The family would like to thank Hospice of Maine and Linda Hague, as well as the entire staff of Wing Four, and all those who cared for Danny during his time at Seaside in Portland. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 1 p.m. at A.T. Hutchins , 600 Brighton Ave., Portland. Burial will be private. To offer condolences and share memories with the family, please see: www.athutchins.com
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 27, 2016
Lanphear, Deane Roger*  
Deane Roger Lanphear, 81 TOPSHAM - Deane Roger Lanphear, 81, of Topsham, passed away on June 18, 2016. He was pre- deceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Cynthia Lanphear; and his younger brother Dennis Lanphear. Deane is survived by his three children: daughter Karen (Lanphear) Malinowski and husband Wayne of Livonia, N.Y.; son Brad and wife Jamie Lanphear of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and daughter Kristin (Lanphear) LaPorte and husband Brad of Gorham. He and Cynthia are also survived by their nine grandchildren: Nathaniel, Rebecca, Hannah, Margaret, Al- exandra, Aaron, Abigail, Christian, and Grace; and three great-grandchildren: Shaelyn, Iris, and Stephen. Deane was born in 1935 to Leonard and Velma Lanphear of Northfield, Mass. He attended Mt. Hermon School for Boys, the University of Massachusetts, and went on to attend the Andover Newton Theolgical School where he later became an ordained minister. His first and most beloved church was Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, Mass. In 1968, Deane moved his family to Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Mass., where he began a 17-year career in education working with young people. During his time at NMH he held a variety of positions, some of which included coaching his beloved sport of hockey, working as dorm parent, director of admissions, director of summer school, and head master to name a few. Upon leaving NMH in 1985, Deane and Cynthia continued their life in education by serving the diverse needs at various independent schools across the country, including schools in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Alaska. He finally gave in to retirement, relocating to Dataw Island in Beaufort, S.C., where he ruled the links for many years. In 2006, Cynthia and Deane moved to Maine to be close to family due to Cynthia's health. Deane remained active on the golf course and served on the board of the Alzheimer's Association and People Plus. A celebration of his life will be held at NMH in the fall. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 27, 2016
Moran-Laux, Cynthia Ann*  
Cynthia Ann Moran-Laux, 58 PORTLAND - Cynthia Ann Moran-Laux died early on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from complications following a hip fracture. She was born on April 26, 1958, in Providence, R.I. Cynthia attended schools in Warren, R.I.; graduated from Mount Claire State with a B.S. in speech; Elmira College with an M.S. in speech pathology; an advanced certificate in educational administration from Hunter College; and obtained her CCC's in speech pathology. She worked at the Shield Institute in New York, Kent County Hospital in Rhode Island, Developmental Disabilities in Portsmouth, N.H., and for S.A.D. #44 as a consulting speech pathologist at Crescent Park, Woodstock and Andover Elementary Schools. Cynthia thoroughly enjoyed community services, defining her community anywhere in the world she could assist. She served as president of the Bethel Rotary Club and partner of the district governor, served on the Bethel Chamber of Commerce board, and was the consummate volunteer for virtually every community event offered. She participated in two rotaplast surgical missions (free surgical procedures for children born with cleft lip or cleft palate) to Venezuela and Guatemala, served to assist in the delivery of medical supplies to Armenia, raised funds to construct a library in Vietnam, delivered book supplies to libraries in Cambodia, and assisted in a well and hot water system to a remote school in Kenya. She was also a faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Any opportunity to meet a need was viewed as another opportunity to service. Her father. George Moran. and her mother. Betty Moran, both of Warren, R.I., predecease Cynthia. She is survived her husband Bob Laux of Bethel, a sister, Diane Fioravanti and her husband Nick of Toms River, N.J.; two nephews, Matthew Fioravanti and his wife, and Brett Fioravanti; and a niece, Courtney Decker, all of New Jersey. She also is survived by numerous in-laws and partners including Jean Leary of Concord, Mass., Nancy and Dennis Menzel of Wauwatosa, Wis., Mary and Robin Benton of Middleton, Wis., Sandy and Brian Pufahl of Neenah, Wis., and Sue and Dennis Hintz of Appleton, Wis.; along with brothers-in-law and partners Dave and Laura Laux of Golden, Colo., Tom and Marcia Laux of Martinsville, Ind., and Jim and Mary Laux of Grafton, Wis. A Catholic Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Snows in Bethel on June 30 at 11 a.m., followed by a "Community Celebration" in the South Dining Room at the Bethel Inn Resort from 1-3 p.m. Anyone touched by Cynthia is welcome to join our celebration. Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 37 Vernon St., Bethel. Condolences can be expressed at: www.chandlerfunerals.com
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 27, 2016
Orne, David Rice* - Yarmouth  
David Rice Orne, 73 YARMOUTH - David Rice Orne, affectionately known as "Grampy Grump," 73, of Yarmouth, passed away peacefully while sur- rounded by his loving family on June 23, 2016, at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. David was born in Boothbay Harbor on Jan. 12, 1943, one of two sons of Albert and Evelyn (Gallant) Orne. David was an avid outdoorsman and has been a Master Maine Guide since 1958. If he wasn't fishing, he was hunting; if he wasn't hunting, he was fishing…or out playing golf, can't forget about golf! He had an endless love for the outdoors and an incredible work ethic. He began as a meat cutter fresh out of high school and worked for a number of local stores in both Maine and New Hampshire. He began working as a tinsmith at Bath Iron Works in the early 1970s and continued his career with them up until retiring in 1994. If he wasn't working or enjoying the outdoors, he was actively participating within his community. David was a member of the Amvets Post 2 in Yarmouth for 30 years, and even held the title Commander of Sons of Amvets from 2006-2008. David is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Leslie Orne of Yarmouth; daughters, Lisa Orne Hallinan and her husband Richard of Boothbay Harbor, Teresa Orne Bryer of Boothbay, and the late Michael Harvey Orne; nine grandchildren, Cody Orne, Dana and Evelyn Greenleaf, Brandon Markowski, Kaitlin Orne, Bruce Orne, and Stephanie Bryer, all in the Boothbay area; Brittney Christy and her husband Sam, of Houston, Texas, and Megan Shanholtz and her husband Wesley of Bowdoinham; and five great-grandchildren, Lilly Carol Brown, Rory, Mia, Owen, and Roman. David was predeceased by both parents, Albert and Evelyn Orne; and his brother, Donald and his wife Shelley Orne. We would like to thank the staff at the Gosnell Hospice House and Hospice of Southern Maine. The care you extended to David was exceptional. Words can never describe how deeply grateful we are for all that you have done. We will be having visiting hours at Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth on Thursday, June 30, from 4-6 p.m., followed by a reception at Amvets in Yarmouth. All are welcome to attend and share memories, laughter or tears. Online condolences can be given to the family by visiting: www.Lindquistfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the Gosnell House in memory of David. Donations can also be made at his celebration of life for a Memory Brick which will have David's name printed on it and will be laid within the walkway at Gosnell.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 27, 2016
Taylor, Lorene J. (McCubrey)* - Elizabeth City  
Lorene J. Taylor, 57 ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Lorene J. Taylor passed away on June 24, 2016, after a three and a half year battle with colon cancer. She was born in Portland on Aug. 23, 1958. She was the daughter of Richard G. and Janet L. McCubrey of South Portland, and the beloved wife of John K. Taylor Sr. She is also survived by three sons, Samuel R. Taylor and his wife, Sarah Eyre of Willimantic, Conn., Alexander J. Taylor of Oxford, N.C., and John K. Taylor Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Jo Ann Pierce and husband Robert of South Portland, and Lisa Taylor and husband James of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a stepgranddaughter, Beckett Eyre of Baltimore, Md.; a niece, Crystal Taylor and her son Kaden of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a nephew, Paul Libby and wife Christie and their children, Alexis and Eva. Lorene had a great appreciation for the outdoors and nature. Her hobbies were camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, gardening and travel. She had a diverse career, working at various office positions. She received an associate of arts degree in graphic design and printing technology from Central Maine Technical College in 1999. She then worked as a graphic designer at the Lewiston Sun Journal in Lewiston for six years. After moving to New Mexico in 2005, she worked at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences for six years. Most recently she worked at Workforce Development and Continuing Education and Small Business Center at the College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. Lorene truly believed that wherever you are at the moment is where you are meant to be, and this was proven by the many, dear, lifelong friends she made throughout her life. Services will be held in North Carolina and in Maine at a time to be determined. Please watch for updates at: www.twifordfh.com Twiford Funeral Homes, Mem- orial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is serving the Taylor family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting: www.twifordfh.com In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to City Road United Methodist Church 511 North Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 27, 2016
Wirth, Irene T. (Williams)*  
Irene T. Wirth, 89 PORTLAND - Irene T. Wirth died suddenly on June 24, 2016, at the age of 89, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 25, 1926, one of six children, to William (Willy) and Adeline (Addy) Williams. Brooklyn always held a special place in her heart. She met the love of her life, Theodore (Ted) Byron Wirth, upon his return from WW II when she was the maid-of-honor at the wedding of her sister Mary to William (Bill) Price, Ted's best Army buddy. They were married in 1947 and settled in Brooklyn. Irene (Rene) was a supportive wife and equal partner, and when their son was born in 1958, she become a devoted mother. The Wirths moved to New Jersey in 1967 into their first new home and Rene delighted in making the home a special place for her family. She loved to cook and enjoyed trying new recipes from Gourmet magazine on her family and friends. Rene was a very caring person and volunteered her time at the hospital in New Jersey for many years. Upon moving to Maine in 1974, Rene again set about to create a warm home for her family and new friends. When her son, Ted, got married in 1981, she welcomed her new daughter-in-law into the family with open arms and shared a special bond over the years. Rene loved to travel and enjoyed fine dining. She had a quick wit and a ready laugh and kind heart. She loved animals and especially enjoyed all her "granddogs" throughout the years. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Ted; and her adored son Ted and her special daughter-in- law Nannette (Nettie) Wirth, all of Portland; her brother Joe Williams of Florida; her favorite brother-in-law William Price of Long Island, N.Y.; and multiple nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services , 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, Portland. To offer condolences and share memories with the family, please go to: www.athutchins.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League 449 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME 04092
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from June 26 to June 27, 2016

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Bennett, Mary V. (Houston)*  
Mary V. (Houston) Bennett, 91 PORTLAND - Mary V. (Houston) Bennett, 91, of Chapman Street, died on Thurs- day, June 23, 2016, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham. Born on Dec. 11, 1924, Mary was the daughter of the late George and Annie (Mulkern) Houston. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School Class of 1942, and attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and Margaret Hague Nursing School in New Jersey. She worked for four years as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital before marrying George A. Bennett Jr. Together, they moved to Randolph to raise their family and returned to Portland in 1954. Her husband predeceased her in 1968, and Mary resumed her nursing career at Mercy Hospital and St. Joseph's Manor. Above all else, Mary loved her family and enjoyed the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother and sisters, and nieces and nephews, especially at her camp on Thomas Pond. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was predeceased by her son, Michael J. Bennett; sisters, Patricia Houston, Sister Regina Marie (Barbara Houston), and Margaret Russell; and brother, George Houston. She is survived by her son, Peter Bennett and wife Jane of Gorham; and her daughter, Andrea Dickson and husband Robert of Harvard, Mass. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Ryan of Massachusetts; her grandchildren, Luke Bennett, TJ Giggey, Marissa Dickson, and Thomas Bennett; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Rose and Emma Lily Bennett. Mary and her family appreciated the kindness and friendship of her neighbors and aides who made her later years more enjoyable as her eyesight failed. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 29, from 5-8 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home , 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday, June 30, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. To view Mary's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit: www.ConroyTullyWalker.com Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Red Cross of Southern Maine 2401 Congress Street Portland, ME 04102
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 26, 2016
Conley Sr., Paul Vincent* - Portland  
Paul Vincent Conley, Sr., 84 TORONTO, ONTARIO - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Vincent Conley, Sr. at the age of 84, on June 16, 2016. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris (nee Radburn) in 1995. He leaves behind his loving wife, Mely; his daughter, Jody, his sons, James (and Monique), Paul (and Maria Grace) and his stepdaughter, Jacqueline (and Rally); as well as his beloved grandchildren, Jessica, Stephanie, Aidan, Mathieu, Jacob, Patrick, Julia, Justin, Griffin, Tristan, Jaral; and his great-grandson, London. He was predeceased by his sister Carol and will be sadly missed by his sisters, Frances, Mary, Jane, and their families. Paul wished everyone to know that he had a good life and was happy. He was born in Medford, Mass. on Sept. 3, 1931 and never lost his New England roots with regular visits to his summer home on Peaks Island, Maine. He graduated from Cheverus High School in Portland and enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1949, just prior to the start of the Korean war; graduated from University of Ottawa in 1956; spent the summer of 1956 documenting weather in the Arctic; worked for over 40 years in the wire and cable industry before starting his own company; coached the Agincourt Eagles during the 70s; and travelled the world. However, what he valued most was being the patriarch of an extended family. We wish to thank Dr. Selby, Magda, Christina and the rest of the Palliative Care team at Sunnybrook. The funeral mass will take place Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Aidan's Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Ave. East., Toronto. Online condolences can be made through www.aftercare.org . In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in memory of Paul Conley be directed to: The Palliative Care Unit c/o The Sunnybrook Foundation 2075 Bayview Ave. Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from June 25 to June 26, 2016
Daniels, Lloyd Keith* - Glastonbury  
Lloyd Keith Daniels, 84 GLASTONBURY, Conn. - Lloyd Keith Daniels, psychologist, 84, died on June 12 after a brief illness. Daniels, known as Keith to his friends, was raised in Rockland and graduated in 1950 from Rockland High School. His father and grandfather, both jewelers, owned Rockland's Daniels Jewelry Store. Daniels served three years in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ed.D. from Boston University, and resided in Connecticut after retiring from Central Connecticut State University. He is survived by his son David Daniels, daughter-in-law Sophie Yang, and granddaughters Meredith and Audrey. Interment is on Wednesday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in Rockland's Achorn Cemetery. Relatives and close friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a veterans organization.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 26, 2016
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