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Baker, Walter J., PORTLAND — Walter J. Baker, 89, of Canco Road, died June 10, 2008, at a Portland hospital. He was born in Anson, Nov. 8, 1918, the son of Frank and Mary Laney Baker. Walter was a graduate of Madison Memorial High School Class of 1936. He joined the CCC, Nation Park Service and worked as a project assistant. He then went to Ft. Williams and worked for the Harbor Defense in the finance office during which time he served in the U.S. Navy for two years serving in World War II. Walter worked for Maine Electronics Supply as office manager and then worked for Prudential Insurance. Walter ended his working career at the United States Postal Service working in disability compensation, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Falmouth Congregational Church, and a member of the Falmouth Fire Department, Engine 3, Pleasant Hill. Walter was a Past Noble Grand Odd Fellows of Falmouth. He also served as a Director of Pine Grove Cemetery Association of Falmouth and a former member of the Woodfords Club, Portland. He loved playing golf and pool with the members, but golf was his passion. Walter loved watching all sports on television. He was married to Ruth Prince for 67 years who survives him. In addition to his wife survivors include two sons, David and Bruce; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 21, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Road, Falmouth from 1-2 pm. A memorial service will follow at the church at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth. Arrangements by Dolby Funeral Chapel. The family would like to give a special thanks to the 7th floor staff of the Maine Medical Center for their care given to Walter. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Kidney Foundation of Maine, 630 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04104-1134. (Photo from obituary).
Barnes, Arthur A., Arthur A. Barnes, 90, husband of Mrs. Nellie E. Barnes, life long resident of this town died Sunday morning at his home on Megunticook St. Mr. Barnes was born in Camden May 19, 1866, the son of George and Sarah Keller Barnes. He was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans. Besides the widow, he leaves a daughter, Miss Mary S. Barnes of Camden, several cousins and a nephew. Funeral services were held at [?] p. m. Tuesday at the Laite Funeral Home here with the Rev. Me[?] officiating. Interment was in Mountain cemetery, Camden. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Barnes, Frank E., Frank E. Barnes, 47 Yrs. old was badly burned on the morning of November 2, 1936, when the oil tanker, “Mary L. Connelly”, on which he was employed as chief engineer exploded. The boat was in Chelsea loading oil and Frank was at work in the engine room, doing the same things that eh always did when they were loading. The engine was not even going. He did not hear any thing and was not aware that anything had happened until he was ablaze. He realized that he could not make the upper deck and get to the Dock, and he also knew that as soon as the blaze reached the tanks, which were being loaded, that everything would go up in bits and he with it, so he thought he would rather be drowned than blow up, so he shut his eyes and mouth tight and jumped into the water. The other men were up on deck and those who were off duty were in bed, but they heard the explosion so they made the dock in their night clothes. Mr. Cormier, otherwise called (Pee Wee) saw Frank dive into the water a blazing torch and go down, come up and go down again, but did not come up the second time, so he jumped in where he saw Frank go down and got hold of him and swam a ways with him, and they were both dragged out by Mr. Bomer (do not know if that is spelled correctly), and taken to the Chelsea Memorial Hospital, and his name placed on the danger list. The explosion took place between Twelve-thirty and One A.M. Monday morning, Nov. 2, 1936. The Police notified us at Twenty Min. past One and we were at the Hospital at quarter past Two. His face was not badly burned, but bruised a lot and singed some and more or less inflamed. His hands and arms seemed to be the worst, clear from his finger tips to his elbows, and his legs from his ankles to the knees, with a few blisters just above the thigh. His arms and legs were completely covered with a black and purple ointment, making him helpless and of course very nervous. Some days his courage was good and perhaps the next day he would not have much, and some days his general condition was better than other days. The Drs. and nurses said that was always the way with burned patients, and that it was a very hard case to fight against. Everyone seemed to be doing all they could possibly be done and he had three special nurses, on eight hour shifts, and burn Specialists and Kidney Specialists beside all of the Hospital Drs.. On Monday, Nov. 9, his kidneys backed up and he refused to take any liquid and had an ill turn and they sent for us at Twenty Min. past Eleven at night and we arrived at Twelve and stayed until Four in the morning, and his temperature went down some and he began to take liquids again and they all had new courage for a few days after than, as his general condition seemed to improve and some days he would be quite like himself, but they were afraid of the kidneys all through it and his name was never taken from the danger list. Thursday, Nov. 19, his condition was not so good again and we were very anxious as were all of the nurses and Drs.. He had been through so much and was so weak that he could not seem to fight against the poison when it struck in from the burns, and Pneumonia developed from his weak and nervous condition and they called us again at Three A.M. Friday, Nov. 20, and we arrived there at Four A.M. and he passed away about Four-thirty. Every thing was done to save him that could possibly be done and he was given every kind of a stimulant in every kind of a way, but it just had to happen. The funeral services were held in Lynn, Mass. from Richardson’s Parlors, Sunday, Nov. 22, 1936, and the body taken to Camden, Me., and another service held Tuesday, Nov. 24 1936 at 2 P.M. from Good’s Parlor. The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. (Typed page from the Orlando Sanborn scrapbook).
Barnes, George E., George E. Barnes has passed to the eternal reward in the 91st year of his age. He was the son of William E. and Deborah (Robinson) Barnes. He was born in Camden, Aug. 24, 1836 and in his long life was always a citizen of this town. He married Sarah A. Kellar, 62 years ago. He was one of our Civil War Veterans, was a member of the local G. A. R. Post and served in all the offices including commander. He enlisted in the fall of 1861, and served his country until the close of the Civil War. He was attached to the famous 2nd Maine Battery, which took part in many important engagements, among which were the 2nd battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, during that terrible strife, Comrade Barnes was a faithful and brave soldier, and honest hard working man, and he will be missed by our community. He was a member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church and always attended when his strength would allow him to do so. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Sarah A. Barnes, one son, Arthur A. Barnes of Camden, and two grandchildren, Mary S. Barnes and Frank E. Barnes of Lynn, Mass. besides two half sisters and one half brother. The funeral services were held at the late home on Megunticook street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Ernest M. Holman officiating. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Barnes, Mary Sarah, CAMDEN – Mary Sarah Barnes, 96, of Camden, died at a Camden nursing facility Saturday. Born in Camden on Aug. 23 1888, she was the daughter of Arthur and Nellie Thorndike Barnes. She had worked 40 years as a sales clerk at Achorn’s Department Store of Camden. Survivors include one brother, Walter B. Barnes of Belmont, Mass.; a cousin, Charles Thorndike. The funeral was held Monday at the Laite Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Reeves officiating. Committal services will be held in the springtime at the Mountain View Cemetery, Camden. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Barnes, Nellie, Mrs. Nellie Elizabeth Barnes, 94, widow of Arthur Barnes died in a local hospital, Tuesday morning. She was born May 22, 1867, at Camden, daughter of Richard and Mary Farnham Thorndike. She was a charter member of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary S. Barnes; a nephew, Charles Thorndike of Rockland, and cousin, Mrs. Marion French of Rockland. Services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday from 9 Mountain St., the Rev. Gerald Swetnam officiating. Internment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Baum, Priscilla, ST. GEORGE -- Priscilla R. Baum, 87, of St. George died
suddenly Nov. 13, 2006 at Windward Gardens in Camden. She was born Dec. 8,
1918 in St. George, the daughter of Joseph C. Robinson and Carolina (Kinney)
Robinson, and attended St. George schools. In 1941 Priscilla graduated
from Ballard Business School in Rockland and then in 1945 moved to Lynn, Mass.,
where she worked as a waitress for a catering company for 30 years. She
was a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Massachusetts and the St. George
Grange for over 50 years. She recently returned to St. George. She
loved playing bingo, telling her grandchildren stories, knitting and making
mittens for everyone she knew. She was a wonderful cook and was known for
her blueberry dumplings and her infectious smile, the family said. She was
predeceased by her husband Baylus Baum; two sisters Jeannette Polky and Joanna
Johnson; and her brother J.C. Robinson, Jr. Survivors include a daughter
Dorothy Rouse and her husband William, of Milford, Ohio; two sons Baylus Baum
Jr. of Beverly, Mass., and Joe Baum and his wife Peggy of St. George; a stepson
Thomas Baum of Hope and Parrish, Fla.; a sister Sally Long, of St. George; seven
grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be
held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at Wiley's Corner Cemetery, St. George.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. George Fire Department and Ambulance
Service, P.O. Box 131, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860. Arrangements are with to
Hall and Bibber Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 78 Main St. Thomaston.
(From The Courier-Gazette). (Photo
Beane, Megan, FREEPORT - Megan Lamb Beane, 18, died July 8, 2004, in an automobile crash in Woolwich. She was born Jan. 22, 1986, in Portland, a daughter of John and Cindy (Perkins) Beane of Freeport. She had lived in Freeport her entire life and was a recent graduate of Freeport High School. She was looking forward to attending McIntosh College in the fall to study criminal justice. She enjoyed her friends, her family and her pets. She was employed at the Hannaford store in Yarmouth and enjoyed meeting new people and socializing with those she already knew. She is survived by her parents of Freeport: two brothers, John Beane Jr. of Freeport and Jason Beane of Alabama; a sister, Jolean Beane of Freeport; her grandmother, Barbara Perkins of Rockland: a niece, Destiny Beane of Freeport; several aunts, uncles and cousins; many friends, including her boyfriend, Joshua Prettyman of Talladega, Ala., stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station; and her pets. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, her maternal grandfather and her Uncle Perk. Visiting hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (today) at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Knights of Columbus hall, Columbus Drive, Brunswick. The day was chosen because it is Megan’s half-birthday, a day that was important to her. Remembrances of her life will be encouraged. Jay Harper will officiate at the service. A private family service will be held at a later date in Rockland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Freeport High School Scholarship Fund, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, ME 04032; or Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011. (The Courier-Gazette, 7/13/04). (Yearbook photo).
Bennett, Thelma Kalloch, Thelma Kalloch Bennett, 90, died August 11, 1994 at her home in Deland, Florida. She was the widow of Albert Bennett and the daughter of the late Rodney and Edith Kalloch. She was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine on September 13, 1903. Mrs. Bennett graduated from Fort Fairfield High School as valedictorian of her class in 1921. She also was a graduate of the Aroostook State Normal School and attended Boston University. After graduating she taught school in the Fair Haven Mass. School system for many years until moving to Deland, Fla. Mrs. Bennett was involved in many activities including the Deland Button Club and Coin Club. She also was a seasoned traveler visiting over 20 countries abroad. She leaves a sister, Flora Kalloch Place of Milo, Maine, two nieces, a nephew and several grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Clifford and three sisters Hellen, Cleora and Alta. Her Interment was in Deland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Deland, Florida.
Bickmore, Glenice K., ROCKPORT — Glenice K. Bickmore, 92, died peacefully at her home Jan. 19, 2009. Born in Milton, Mass., on Feb. 9, 1916, she was the daughter of Jesse G. and Maria Oxton Keller. Educated in Milton schools, she was a 1933 graduate of Milton High School. In 1937, she graduated from Simmons College in Boston with a degree in library science. For a brief time, she worked in the Boston Public Library. In 1939, she married Noyce David Farmer Jr. In association with her husband’s ministerial profession, they moved to pastor a church in Grassmere, N.H. In 1942, the Rev. Farmer enlisted in the U.S. Navy. At that time, Glenice moved to her parents’ Rockville home. In May 1943 their daughter Joyce was born in Rockland. In July 1944, the Rev. Farmer was killed while serving aboard the USS Norman Scott. Following the loss of her husband, Glenice remained at her parents’ home while teaching kindergarten and first grade in Rockland and Rockport schools for 25 years. On April 13,1958, she married Burton O. Bickmore. Mrs. Bickmore continued teaching, primarily at Rockport Elementary School. In the summer of 1958, the Bickmores opened Bickmore’s Beach Campground in Warren. They operated that business for 30 years. She served many years as organist at the West Rockport Baptist Church, and several years as pianist at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church in Rockland. She spent many years playing in the area, including with a group of other musicians at area nursing homes. She was a member of the Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church in Rockland and the Meet-Again-Club in Rockville. She was predeceased by her husband, Burton, on Dec. 17, 2007. Mrs. Bickmore is survived by two daughters, Joyce Farmer Berg and her husband, Rod F., of Ridgewood, N.J., and Becky L. Bickmore and her companion Clayton Howard of Boothbay; one grandson, Andrew Noyce Berg and his wife, Erin, of Bend, Ore.; two great-grandchildren, Lucie Ann Berg and Katherine Keller Berg; and several other members of her extended family. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland, where a funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Branan Becknell will officiate. Spring interment will be in the Flag Cemetery in Nobleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church, One Waldo Ave., Rockland, ME 04841; or the Rockville Chapel Fund, do Diane Perry, 5 Lakeview Drive, Rockland, ME 04841. (Photo from obituary).
Bird, Adelaide C., Attorney’s Wife Dies At Home On Tuesday Evening [Sept. 15, 1964] - Mrs. Adelaide C. Bird, wife of a prominent Rockland attorney, Alan L. Bird, died at her home, 46 Broadway Tuesday night. Mrs. Bird was 83 years old. She was born at Thomaston May, 1, 1881, daughter of Lowell and Theresa (Clark) Creamer. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Katherine C. Derry and Mrs. Retta C. Cole, both of Rockland; Mrs. Alice C. Linekin of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Mrs. Charles C. Orcutt of Quincy, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Burpee Funeral Home, Rev. Charles R. Monteith of the First Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in Achorn Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Frederic H. Bird, Theodore Bird, Larry A. Bird, William C. Bird, Henry Bird, 2nd., and Samuel W. Collins, Jr. Friends are asked to omit flowers. (The Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Maine).
Black, Harlan F., TENANTS HARBOR -- Harlan F. Black, beloved husband of Charlene Allen Black, died at his home here, Wednesday, March 28, 2001. Born in here, July 2, 1932, he was the son of Harold E. and Hazel Wilbur Black. He attended St. George schools and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. For 17 years, he operated an automotive business in Connecticut. Returning to Maine in 1972, he worked in partnership with his father and brother in the construction business. For the past 12 years, he operated Harlan Black Construction in St. George. He served on various boards for the Town of St. George, was a member and trustee of the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church, member of the Kinney Melquist Post, American Legion, and officer in the Seaside Cemetery Association. In addition to his wife of 49 years, Mr. Black is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Deborah and Dewayne Peek of Hobbs, N. M., Elizabeth and Alton Hilchey of South Thomaston, Abigail and William Hickey of Tenants Harbor; five grandchildren, Timothy H. Black of Woodland, Shasta Minery and her husband, Gary of South Hope, William Johnson of South Thomaston, Bethany Simmons, Samantha Herring of Tenants Harbor; and four step-grandchildren. Mr. Black was predeceased by one son, Timothy Allen Black; and two brothers, William Black and his twin brother, Harold Black. A celebration of Mr. Black's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Tenants Harbor Baptist Church. Reverend Stephen W. Bennett will officiate. Interment will be at Seaside Cemetery, Tenants Harbor. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church Repair Fund. P.O.B. 228, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860, or the St. George Ambulance Association, P.O.B. 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860. Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
Blackington, Annie E. (Gay), In the passing of Mrs. Annie E. (Gay) Blackington, Rockland loses another life-long resident. She was born in the old homestead, 12 Gay street, May 19, 1847, the eldest child of William E. and Eliza J. Gay. From that home she was married Aug. 12, 1871, to Capt. Frederic Blackington. Two children were born to them, one dying in infancy; the other in early manhood. Mrs. Blackington was a woman of many sterling qualities, a devoted wife and mother, a true and sincere friend. Although greatly saddened by the death of her children, she devoted her life to the care of the little boy, her son, left behind, and it was hard for the bereaved husband to be denied the consolation of his presence at such a time. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, 26 North Main street, Rev. Pliny A. Allen officiating. The large attendance and wealth of beautiful flowers testified to the love and esteem in which the deceased was held. She is survived by her husband, a grandson Harold, now in foreign service and one brother, George F. Gay of Gay street. Interment in the family lot in Achorn cemetery. (The Courier Gazette, Rockland, Maine, July 11, 1919).
Blackington, Nancy (Kalloch), Mrs. Nancy Blackington, widow of the late Alden Blackington, died at the home of Fred E. Meservey Wednesday. The deceased was the daughter Finley Kallock, 2nd, and Polly Kallock, was born and always lived in this city. She was married in 1837 to Mr. Blackington who died many years ago. For the past few years she made her home with Mr. Meservey who married her daughter. She was a woman of exemplary character, warm-hearted, charitable to all, a true christian and a member of the Baptist Church. She had teached an advance age and during her long life many people have had cause to thank her for her many deeds of kindness and charity. The funeral was solemnized Friday afternoon at the house, Rev. J.H. Parshley officiating. (Name of paper?, Mar. 15, 1895).
Blackman, Olive H. Kalloch), ROCKLAND -- Mrs. Olive H. Blackman, 80, wife of J. Arthur Blackman, of 25 Suffolk St., died Saturday [12/8/1973] at a Waldoboro nursing home. She was born at St. George June 2, 1893, the daughter of Adam and Callie Chaples Kalloch. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Irvin W. (Bob) Blackman of Owl's Head and the Rev. John A. Blackman Jr. of Edmeston, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Merriam of Rockland and Mrs. Kathleen Wood of Ellsworth; four brothers, Roy Kalloch and Herbert Kalloch, both of Rockland, Harold Kalloch of Auburn, and Carl Kalloch of Owl's Head; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Frisbee of Concord, N.H. and Mrs. Ethel Dow of West Lebanon, N.H.; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Burpee Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard H. Hopkins officiating. Interment will be at Achorn Cemetery. (Photo page).
Boissevain, Eugen, EUGEN BOISSEVAIN, RETIRED IMPORTER - Husband of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Poet, Dies at 69 -Conducted Business Here - Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES - BOSTON, Aug. 30 - Eugen Jan Boissevain, husband of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the poet, and retired New York importer, died yesterday at Deaconess Hospital, where he had undergone an operation on Friday. He was 69 years old. Mr. Boissevain became ill several weeks ago while spending the summer with his wife at Steepletop, their mountain home at Austerlitz, N. Y., near the Berkshires. After undergoing X-ray examinations In Albany, he entered Deaconess Hospital, where he was found to be suffering from cancer of the right lung. He rallied from the operation and appeared to be recovering until he suffered a stroke yesterday. Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, son of Charles Boissevain, one of Europe’s leading newspaper editors, he was educated by tutors and in a private school. As a youth he visited the United States and was received by President Theodore Roosevelt at the White House. He developed a strong liking for this country, and, although he returned to Amsterdam to enter business, it was with the intention of returning here to live. In 1913 he married in London Inez Milholland, noted New York lawyer, suffragist and social worker. She died in 1916. Miss Millay and Mr. Boissevain were married in 1923 at Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y., in a ceremony performed just before the noted poet underwent a serious operation. They had known each other for only a few weeks. For many years Mr. Boissevain conducted an importing business In New York, dealing In sugar, coffee and copra from Java. He retired twenty years ago. He leaves a brother and four sisters in Europe. Mr. Boissevain, as a youth, was a noted athlete. His prowess as a rower became widespread. He rowed in the Henley Regatta on the Thames in England and was urged to contend for the Diamond Sculls, considered the stiffest of rowing competitions. (New York Times, Aug. 31, 1949).
Bork, Gaylee E., Lacona - Gaylee E. Bork, 29, of 4254 County Route 22, died of cancer Saturday morning [9/30/01] at her home. Mrs. Bork was an assistant broker at Prudential Securities Inc., Syracuse, and had lived in the Orwell-Lacona area since 1979. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pulaski, and headed the church's family history center. Born Nov. 7, 1970, at Port Angeles, Wash., she was the daughter of Winford G. and Geraldine F. Mahoney Killough. She graduated 1989 from Sandy Creek Central School and with honors from Bryant & Straton. Syracuse. She was attending Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, Syracuse. Surviving besides her mother, two daughters, Shannon E. and Katarina M., both at home; three brothers, Scott Russell, Rochester, Sgt. John Killough, Vilseck Germany, and Kenny Burd, Fort Meade, Md., and her paternal grandmother, Esther A. McBroom, Sacramento, Calif. Her father died Oct. 13, 1997. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be in Rockland, Maine. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hex Funeral Home, Pulaski. (We had several foster children through the years and consider us as family, hence, Scott Russell, Kenny Burd listed as Gaylee's "brothers"). [Note, Gaylee was from a Killough branch of the family, but many Kallochs know her from her visit to our Kalloch Reunion in 1998, where she spoke about the Killough connections and annual reunions].
Boyd, John Edmund, --In this city, January 5, 1899, John Edmund, beloved son of Captain George W. and Nancy S. Boyd and brother of Mrs. Captain J.C. Young, a native of Maine, aged 44 years 1 month and 11 days. (Seattle papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 1:30 o'clock, from his late residence, 113 Cumberland street, between Guerrero and Dolores. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by electric funeral car. (San Francisco Bulletin, 7 Jan. 1899).
Boyd, Capt. George W., --in this city, June 3, Captain George W. Boyd, husband of the late Nancy S. Boyd, and father of Mrs. John O. Young, a native of Maine, aged 88 years 6 months and 10 days. A member of Mission Lodge No. 169, F. & A.M (Seattle, Washington, and Rockland, Maine) papers please copy. (San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911). (Photo page).
Brewer, Dorothy (Kalloch), ROCKLAND – Mrs. Dorothy K. Brewer, 58, wife of Freeman Brewer, died in a Portland hospital Tuesday (June 3, 1980) after a long illness. She was born here, daughter of Leroy and Lula Wood Kalloch. Mrs. Brewer attended the Rockland Congregational Church, and had been employed for 18 years at the A & P Store here and in Camden. Besides her husband, she is survived by her father of Rockland; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Donna) Rackliff of Rockland, and Mrs. Ruel (Linda) Hooper of Warren; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Home, Thomaston, the Rev. Charles Monteith officiating. Burial will be in Achorn Cemetery. (Photo page)
Brewer. Freeman Charles, CAMDEN — Freeman Charles Brewer Jr., 84, died Oct. 3, 2007 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Freeman Brewer Jr. Born Sept. 25, 1923 in Rockland, he was a son of Freeman Brewer Sr. and Elfreda (Haskell) Brewer. He was educated in Rockland schools. On Oct. 22, 1941, he married Dorothy Rose Kalloch in Rockland. Mrs. Brewer died in 1980. In 1943 he went to work for Camden Shipyard. He retired in the early 1990s, after the company became Wayfarer Marine. An avid outdoorsman, he spent many hours fishing, boating and snowmobiling. His family remembers he particularly enjoyed the winter months. He was a member of the Rockland Lodge of Elks. He is survived by his longtime companion, Muriel McFarland, of Camden; two daughters, Linda Hooper and her husband, Ruel, of Warren and Donna Rackliff and her husband, Ralph, of Rockport; a sister, Barbara Wooster, and her husband, Ervin, of Rockland; five grandchildren, Scott Rackliff of Union, Sheryl Rackliff of Rockland, Stacy Rackliff of Methuen, Mass. and Phillip Knowlton and his wife, Lynne, and Leanne Hooper, all of Warren; and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of his life will be held immediately following. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate. Interment will follow at Achorn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, Suite 160 B, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101. (From the Courier Gazette). (Photo page).
Brown, Ardria Sanborn, Funeral services were held at Holloman Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, Va., March 11 at 2 p.m. for Ardria Sanborn Brown, 90 of Norfolk, Va., who died March 8 at the home of her daughter, Vivian B. Vetra, with whom she made her home for nearly 35 years. She was the widow of the late Seth C. Brown. She was born in Waldo November 25, 1887, the daughter of Orlando Sanborn and Ella Keller, and lived in Stockton Springs, Morrill and Belfast prior to moving to Norfolk, Va. Survivors include: a daughter, Vivian B. Vetra of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Robert L. Brown of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren, Carl Vetra of Thonotosassa, Fla., Diana Brown of Kansas City, Ks. and Marshall Brown of Denver, Colo.; three step-grandchildren, Catherine Allgood of Norfolk, Va., Irma Harty of Virginia Beach, Va. and James D. Vetra, Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery beside her husband. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Brown, Katherine Joyce, ROCKLAND — Katherine Joyce Brown, 89, died July 6, 2011, at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden following a brief illness. Born Katherine Frances Rice on Aug. 1, 1921, at Fort Lewis, Wash., she was the daughter of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Captain Keryn ap and Josephine Jonas Rice. She lived on numerous military reservations during her father’s Army career, including the Panama Canal Zone and Nicaragua. After her father’s early retirement to his native Rockland, she graduated as an honor student from the old Rockland High School, class of 1939. Mrs. Brown was an alumna of Emerson College Boston and the University of Maine, Orono, class of 1944. During World War II, she was employed by Stone and Webster Engineering Company, American Airlines and M.I.T. Radiation laboratory. In 1946, she married Roy Joyce of Rockland after a unique proposal broadcast over Nazi propaganda radio presided over by “Axis Sally,” Mildred Gillars. This broadcast was heard by many in Rockland. At that time, Mr. Joyce was a POW in Germany. A B17 engineer, he was taken prisoner in Holland after his plane was shot down following a raid over Berlin in early 1944. Feeling that the American Red Cross food parcels and inspection of POW camps saved his life, Mr. Joyce joined this service to the U.S. Armed Forces in 1946. Katherine and their two sons, Keryn and Mark, lived on many U.S. military bases during his long career, including the United States, France and Germany. After Mr. Joyce’s death, she returned to Rockland. In 1985, Kay married an old friend and schoolmate, Gardner Brown. He died in 1991. Long active in community affairs, Mrs. Brown was a past president of the Rockland Shakespeare Society, member of the board of Mid-Coast Branch AAUW, volunteer and chairman at the Book Shop at the Rockland Public Library, member of the Music Committee at the Farnsworth Museum and on the Lucy French Brown Nursing Scholarship Committee for the Rockland District Nursing Association. She was a communicant and member of the vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland. Other than both her husbands, Mrs. Brown was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Mary Power Kavanaugh. She leaves her two sons, Keryn Joyce of Rockland and Mark Joyce of Thomaston and his four children, Meredith, Keenan, Lindsay and Alayna; two stepdaughters, Nancy Clark of Cape Cod and Priscilla Elliott of Houston, Texas; six step-grandchildren, Kimberly Young, Ernest Kavanaugh, Ruth Hansen, Jennifer Webber, Andrew Elliott and Susan Fagan; four great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Audrey Young, Delilah and Elisabeth Hansen; and a great-grandson, Josh Fagan. A Eucharistic Celebration will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey officiating. Interment will follow at Achorn Cemetery. Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. Contributions to her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White St., or Rockland District Nursing Association, P.O. Box 1713, Rockland, ME 04841. To sign Mrs. Brown’s online guestbook, visit obituaries at bchfh.com. (The Herald Gazette, July 8, 2011). (Photo from obituary).
Brown, Marion, Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rackliffe Funeral Home, Belfast, with the Rev. Craig Wagner of the Morrill Baptist Church officiating, for Marion W. Brown, 65 of Belfast who died Dec. 19, 1985 at a Belfast hospital. She was born in Waldo, Jan. 2, 1920, the daughter of Eben and Nellie (Cross) Whitcomb. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Brown. For many years she employed as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Senior Citizens of Belfast, the Silver Harvest Grange and Good Sam Camping Association. She is survived by one son, Charles E. of Pasadena, Texas; two daughters, Sandra B. Wellman of Searsport and Brenda B. Connor of Belfast; one brother, Colby Whitcomb of Waldo; one sister, Isabel Palmer of Belfast; two grandsons, Christopher Connor of Belfast and Robert A. Brown of Pasadena, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Spring Interment will be in Grove Cemetery, Belfast. Friends who wish may make donations in her memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., P.O. Box 346, Augusta 04330. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Buzzell, Minerva H., MERRIMAC — Minerva H. "Moonie" (Wood) Buzzell, 103, the oldest resident of Merrimac, died Thursday evening, Nov. 4, 2010 at her home in Merrimac. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Buzzell who died in 1989. She was born Nov. 20, 1906 in Merrimac, the daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Edith A. (Goldsmith) Wood Buzzell and was the office manager at Ralph L. Buzzell, Inc. of Merrimac, retiring in 1999 at the age of 92. Moonie was a longtime member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Stanley F. Wood Post American legion of Merrimac and was a life-member of the National Auxiliary of the American Legion. She is survived by John Buzzell and wife Julie, John Buzzell, Jr. and wife Stephanie, and Robert Buzzell, all of Merrimac, Judythe Eaton of Florida; and several generations of nieces and nephews. ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral service at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main St., Merrimac, will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. Calling hours from the funeral home will be Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, Inc., 529 Main St., Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129; or to Merrimac Senior Center, 100 East Main St., Merrimac, MA 01860. (From the Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, MA, Nov. 6, 2010). (Photo from obituary).
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