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Beaulieu, Betty*  
Betty L. Beaulieu, 83 LEESBURG, Fla. - Betty L. Beaulieu, 83, passed on Feb. 9, 2016 in Leesburg, Fla. She was born on July 20, 1932 in Sanford. She was educated in Sanford and graduated from Sanford High School in 1950. Betty worked as a telephone operator for the government in Portland for several years and then worked for the Post Office in Windnam where she retired after 20 years in 1993. After retirement Betty and her husband Nelson bought a winter home in Leesburg, Fla., and spent the next 21 years wintering in Florida and coming back to Maine for summers. She is survived by her husband Nelson, sister Connie Carpenter and husband Hazen; children: Tom, Sandy, Jeff, Jay, Beth and Morrill, stepsons: Mark, David, Scott and Steven; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Inurnment will take place at the Veteran's Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd, Springvale, Maine.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
Bryant, Donna B. (Church)*  
Donna B. Bryant, 77 PORTLAND - Donna B. (Church) Bryant of Portland died on Saturday Feb. 6, 2016, after a short stay at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Boston, Mass., on March 22, 1938. She received her B.S. in social services from the University of New Hampshire in 1960, and her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1962. She worked in the field of mental health for over 40 years. Her last position was at the Westbrook Eating Disorders Program which she helped found while working as a clinician at Jackson Brook Institute, now Spring Harbor Hospital. She was the past president of the YWCA in Portland. She served in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program by mentoring two girls. Donna loved music, gardening, butterflies, cats, community activities, her family and her faith. She will be remembered as a dedicated and gifted clinician, a person blessed with a vibrant sense of humor, and a loyal and cherished friend. Her marriage to Edmund (Skip) Howard ended in divorce in 1973. She was predeceased by her husband Paul Heidenthalin in 2004. She is survived by seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date at the St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to: www.athutchins.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, or: Animal Refuge League, or: Friends of Feral Felines
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
Donovan, William Michael*  
William Michael Donovan, 62 ALLENTOWN, Pa. - William Michael Donovan of Allentown, Pa., passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, at the Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 62. He was born in South Lynnfield, Mass., and resided in Portland for 20 years before moving to Allentown in 2004. Michael taught business at Cedar Crest College, and previously taught at Southern Maine Community College. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Columbia University, Mr. Donovan served one term as an Allentown City Council member from 2007-2012 and was a mayoral candidate in 2013. Outside of being an educator, he worked in the banking, technology and consulting industries. Michael was an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoyed whole summers of camping and hiking on his land outside North Conway, N.H. He is survived by two sons, William and Edward (Ned); grandson, Mikhail; mother, Betty, of Middleton, Mass.; brother, Mark, of Lynnfield, Mass.; sister, Carol, of North Palm Beach, Fla.; and niece, Kim, of Warner, N.H. He was predeceased by his daughter, Victoria; and his father, William F. Donovan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maine Community Foundation in either Mr. Donovan's name or the name of his daughter, Victoria Hilliard Donovan
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
Doughty, Waitstell C. "Waite"*  
Waitstell "Waite" C. Doughty, 95 TUCSON, Ariz. - Waitstell "Waite" C. Doughty, 95, formerly of Yarmouth, died on Feb. 10, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born on Orr's Island on April 27 1920, the son of Chester and Lucy Doughty. He grew up on Orr's Island and graduated from Brunswick High School. At an early age he became familiar with all aspects of the local fishing trades, including lobstering, seining, trawling, clamming and operating boats. After high school he went to work at the shipyards in South Portland building Liberty Ships. At that time Waite married Mary Elizabeth Brooks of Portland, and had just started their family life, when he was drafted into the army in World War II where he served in the South Pacific in New Guinea. On returning to the states in 1945, he started a 39-year career with the Harris Co. as an accountant and eventually became an account manager. He also joined the National Guard and later the Army Reserves, and attained the rank of major before retiring. After retiring he wintered in Tucson, Ariz., and spent summers lobstering in Maine, often rising at 4 a.m. to drive to Orr's Island to meet his brother-in-law for their daily voyage to the fishing grounds, and not return home until late afternoon, sometimes with a stop to dig clams on the way. Waite enjoyed being a family man, any type of sports particularly hunting and golf, and taking part in the Masonic organization in which he was a member of the Scottish Rites and Kora Shrine. He was a member of the Cumberland Center Maine Congregational Church, and past head deacon. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Albert Doughty; sisters Frances Johnson and Theresa Rooff; and great-grandson Michael Rolfe. He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth; daughter Elizabeth "Libbie" (Thomas) Rolfe; grandsons Kevin (Mirjam) Rolfe and Scott (Cheri Cowart) Rolfe; and great-granddaughter Natalya Rolfe. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Shrine Hospital for Children Boston Attn: Development Office 51 Blossom Street Boston, MA 02114
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
Ficker, June Morton Bryant*  
June Morton Bryant Ficker, 91 KENNEBUNK - June Morton Bryant Ficker, widow of Dr. Robert F. Ficker and resident of Kennebunk Beach, passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2016, after a short illness. Born on June 9, 1924, in Winchester Mass., June was the daughter of Newell Kingman Morton and Pearl Bates Morton. She graduated from Beaver Country Day School in 1942, and Pierce Secretarial School in 1944. She was a member of the South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, and for many years the First Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Her many accomplishments included Jr. District Director for the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and past president of the Jr. Woman's Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Beginning In 1954, she ran The Atlantis Hotel in Kennebunk for 12 years. She met and married Robert F. Ficker, M.D., in 1967, and for many years was a member of Southern Maine Health Care Auxiliary, and served as talent co-chair and performed in its Cardiac Capers. Her love of birds was a lifelong love affair. June received her Federal Bander Certification at Cornell University. She spent eight years as trustee of Maine Audubon Society and in a similar capacity at The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth, Mass. Her endless energy and love of birding led her to a charter membership as well as president of York County Audubon. She was an inspiration not only to her family but to so many who worked with her. Known by many as The Bird Lady, June's fondest memories were of those spent teaching at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm. She presented hundreds of bird banding demonstrations to children at the Reserve and in the area schools for more than 27 years. In 2015, the Reserve dedicated The Saw-whet Owl Trail to June in honor of her years spent banding the owls' migration. Another highlight of summer for June was her time spent leading birding expeditions on Star Island, N.H. When she wasn't banding birds or giving lectures, her favorite pastime was playing golf at Webhannet Golf Course where she was given an honorary membership in 2015. She is survived by her loving sons, Peter H. Hill and wife Janet, R. Kim Ficker and wife Karla, Donald B. Ficker and wife Cheryl, Newell Ficker and wife Carol, and Linda Hill, widow of the late William M. Hill; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Teddy Wolkowski, whom she referred to as her adopted son. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5-7 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk; and her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at South Congregational Church, 2 North St., Kennebunkport. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit June's Book of Memories Page at: www.bibberfuneral.com At June's request, memorial donations may be made to any one of the following: The June M. Ficker Scholarship Fund c/o York County Audubon Society P.O. Box 201 Kennebunkport, ME 04046, or: Wells Reserve at Laudholm P.O. Box 1007 Wells, ME 04090, or: Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/page.aspx?pid=1599 , or: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences P.O. Box 1770 Manomet, MA 02345
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 14, 2016
Gagnon, Philip L. "Phil"*  
Philip L. Gagnon, 88 CAPE ELIZABETH - Philip (Phil) L. Gagnon, 88, of Hannaford Cove Road, died on Feb. 2, 2016, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough following a long illness. He was born in Fitchburg, Mass., the son of Ovida and Yvonne Gagnon; moved to Schuylerville, N.Y., and graduated from Schuylerville High School. Mr. Gagnon served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. Following his military service, Phil attended Champlain College in Plattsburg, N.Y., and the Veterans Vocation School in Troy, N.Y. He also completed the General Electric Manufacturing training program at Schenectady, N.Y. Phil had a 32-year career with the General Electric Company where he worked at GE's Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory's West Milton test site and the Large Steam Turbine department at Schenectady, N.Y. He relocated to Cape Elizabeth in 1967 to help establish GE's heat transfer department in South Portland where he worked until his retirement in the mid-1980s. Phil was a longtime communicant and usher at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Cape Elizabeth. He enjoyed studying the American Civil War and visiting Civil War battle sites. Phil was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Helen L. (Bergin) Gagnon; and son, Dr. David Gagnon of Richmond, Ky. He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Gagnon of Ashburn, Va; and three sons: Damian Gagnon of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y, Christopher Gagnon of Plymouth, Mass., and Mark Gagnon of North Bend, Ore.; and ten grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on May 26, 2016, at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Philip's guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family. For those desiring, donations are suggested to the Fisher House Foundation www.fisherhouse.org
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
Goodwin, Charles D. "Chuck"* - Portland  
Charles D. Goodwin, 64 FREEPORT - Charles (Chuck) D. Goodwin, 64, of Freeport, passed on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, from cancer. Chuck was born on Aug. 10, 1951, to the late Charles and Eva Goodwin, in Albuquerque, N.M. The family moved back to Maine and eventually settled in South Portland. He graduated from South Portland High School and the University of Maine, Farmington. In the spring of 1976 he joined the Navy and served four years. He worked as an engineer for several local companies including ABB Inc. He is survived by his brother Robert Goodwin of South Portland; his sister Elizabeth Goodwin and her partner Kathy, of Saco; his niece April Noble and her husband Kris; two great-nieces, Sydney and Ava Noble, of Limington; and a nephew, Aaron Goodwin, of South Portland. Chuck's last wishes were that his ashes be scattered at the bluff where he lived in Freeport. This was his "little piece of heaven on earth." Scattering of his ashes will be on March 20 at noon at Stockbridge Point in Freeport for those who would like to attend.
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2016
Katz, Norman* - Lebanon  
Norman Katz, 89 WILDER, Vt. - Norman Katz died in Valley Terrace on Feb. 10, 2016, in Wilder, Vt. He was 89. Norman Katz was born at home on Aug. 12, 1926, in Watertown, Mass., to his parents Benjamin and Fannie Katz. He graduated from Wentworth Institute and enjoyed a career as an architectural engineer, first as a Senior Associate of Perkins & Will in White Plains, N.Y., and then for the firm Russo & Saunders in New York City, before retiring to Kennebunk in 1987. With wife, Joanne, he raised their three children, Andrew, Peter and Lisa, in Peekskill, N.Y. During his professional career, he was a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) throughout his career and also was an associate of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). When he wasn't working, he enjoyed puttering around the house and yard, would go bird watching in coastal Maine, and he was also an avid reader. After retirement, he and Joanne would split their time between their home in Kennebunk and their condo in Wilder, Vt., where they could get away from the summer tourists and visit with family and friends in the Upper Valley area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne, in 2013; and is survived by his children: sons, Andrew Katz of Norwich, Vt., and Peter Katz of Winter Springs, Fla.; daughter Lisa Katz of Charlottesville, Va.; and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Logan, Kyle, Sydney, Heidi, and Aiden Katz. Messages of condolence may be expressed with the family through an online guestbook by visiting: www.rickerfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Atlantic Wildlife Institute in Norman's memory
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2016
Kittredge, Barbara J.*  
Barbara J. "BJ" Kittredge, 58 MOUNT VERNON - Barbara J. "BJ" Kittredge of Mount Vernon died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was born March 18, 1957, in Westborough, Mass., the daughter of Philip M. and Barbara J. (Hart) Kittredge. BJ attended Bates College in Lewiston and graduated in 1978 with a BS in Physics. After further studies at UMass she went to work for AT&T in New Jersey at Bell Laboratories. She stayed with AT&T for 25 years, taking on positions of greater responsibility and accumulating 20 patents with the company. In 1981 she married Paul Faustine whom she had met at Bates. While in New Jersey, BJ became a balloon pilot under the tutelage of balloon pioneer Bob Sparks. She flew in many events and occasional mornings from her back yard. For those times when flying was not possible, she turned to kite flying and juggling. Moving to Brunswick in 2002, fulfilled a long time goal of getting back to Maine. BJ worked remotely for AT&T and assisted Paul in establishing and running Red Dragon Toys, taking on the position of Teddy Bear Expert and Doll Consultant. In 2005, BJ joined Bath Iron Works working on the new Zumwalt-class DDG-1000. She was there 10 years as Principal Engineer and was thrilled to witness the ship's departure for its initial sea trials. While in Brunswick, BJ was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir with daughter Caroline, and working with the vestry. She also spent some years working with Destination Imagination, finding advantage in having ready access to a toy store. In 2013, BJ and Paul moved to their home on Echo Lake in Mount Vernon and have spent the time since living their dream. BJ was predeceased by her parents; and is survived by her husband Paul; their daughter Caroline Kittredge Faustine of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her brother Philip Kittredge and his wife Donna of Westborough, Mass.; Trevor Bostic of Portland; aunts, uncles; cousins; nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country; and a passel of in-laws who have been so much more than that for so long. A service will be held at St. Paul's Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to: The Theater Project 14 School St. Brunswick ME 04011
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
Luke, John L.* - Westbrook  
John L. Luke, 90 WESTBROOK - John L. Luke was born in Millinocket to John Luke and Elizabeth (Leet) Luke. He served during WWII in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from Stearns High School in Millinocket, Central Institute in Pittsfield, and Husson College in Bangor. John married Phyllis Frederick in 1948. He was employed at Eastern Auto Supply in Bangor and Calais, Bill Varney's Auto Supply, and Bob Foster's R.H. Foster in Machias and Hampden. John was a great athlete and enjoyed playing basketball in high school, prep school and semi-pro. In 1955, when John was playing for the Calais Chiefs, he got to play with Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics. He loved bowling and golf with his "Good Buddies." John was a member of the American Legion Falmouth Post #164. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis, whom he met at MCI; his adored daughters, Ann and her husband Warren Baldwin of Merritt Island, Fla., and Mary and her husband Rocco Toppi III of Portland; his wonderful grandchildren, Jane (Daniel) Henzerling of San Francisco, Calif., Katy (Roy) Rice of Westbrook, Nicolas Cormier of Old Orchard Beach, Rocco IV (Maria) Toppi of Windham, and Anthony Toppi, of Boston, Mass.. He also had five darling great-grandsons, Samuel Henzerling, Luke and Jacob Rice, and Enzo and Nico Toppi. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Katy Perry; and his beloved daughter, Leslie Cormier. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Barron Center, especially all the "angels" on the Munjoy Unit. They were all loving and caring. There will be no services. A private committal will be held at a later date at the Veterans' Cemetery in Augusta. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to: www.athutchins.com In lieu of flowers, if you would, please donate in John's memory to help build "The Maine Chance Retreat" for Wounded Veterans Donations can be sent to the Travis Mills Foundation 89 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2016
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