December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Obituaries

Lilla Kersey Raffa

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Lilla (Connors) Kersey Raffa, 78, of Deltona, FL, died Friday, December 2, 2005 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease and kidney failure. More...

Betty Ball Hornor

HILTON HEAD, SC — Betty Ball Hornor, 85, of Hilton Head, SC, passed away Monday, November 28th, 2011 surrounded by the love and prayers of her children. More...

Roger Maurice Pinkham

GEORGETOWN — Roger “ Putt” Maurice Pinkham passed away peacefully on November 25, 2011 at Mid Coast Hospital surrounded by his family. Putt was born on June 26, 1944 to Rudy and Georgetta Pinkham. More...

Blanche Kneeland

BATH — Blanche “Connie” Kneeland, 77 of Bath died Saturday, November 26th at Hillhouse with her family by her side. She was born on March 30, 1934 in Bath, ME, the daughter of Earl F. Haines and Estella M. (Norton) Haines. More...

Former heavyweight boxing contender Ron Lyle dies

DENVER (AP) — Former heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70. More...

Theresa M. Belanye

TOPSHAM — Theresa M. Belanye, 79, of Topsham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Freeport Nursing Center in Freeport. Visiting hours will be held today, Monday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Harold E. Emerson

BRUNSWICK — Harold E. Emerson, 73, of Brunswick, died peacefully Monday, November 21st, in hospice care at Bodwell House surrounded by family and friends after a long, courageous battle with prostate cancer. More...

Howard Eugene “Gene” Bishop

BRADENTON, FL — Howard Eugene "Gene" Bishop, 82 formerly of Piqua, more recently of Bradenton, died suddenly Monday November 7, 2011 at Blake Medical Center of Bradenton. More...

Edward T. Holbrook

BRUNSWICK — Edward T. Holbrook, age 94, formerly of Brunswick, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Falmouth by the Sea. Edward was born in Calais, ME on September 12, 1917, the son of George and Irene Holbrook. More...

Former Smithsonian chief Michael Heyman dies at 81

WASHINGTON I. Michael Heyman’s opening days in 1994 as the first nonscientist to lead the Smithsonian Institution were spent confronting controversy over a planned exhibition of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb. More...

Donald J. Murchie

BRUNSWICK — Donald J. Murchie 92, of Brunswick died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Parkview Hospital. He was born in South Portland, Maine on May 30, 1919, the son of William and Alma ( Murdock) Murchie. More...

Mitchell A. Lewis

BRUNSWICK — Mitchell A. Lewis, 60, died November 25 in Brunswick, ME. He was born in Denver, CO February 16, 1951 to Dorance and Frances Lewis. More...

Karri Lynn Mitchell Smith

BRUNSWICK — Karri Lynn Mitchell Smith was granted her wings on November 10, 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Karri had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. More...

Theresa M Belanye

Topsham — Theresa M Belanye, 79, of Topsham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23 at the Freeport Nursing Center in Freeport. She was born in Anson, Maine on November 20, 1932, the daughter of Andrew J and Annie ( Labun) Sabol. More...

British film director Ken Russell dies at 84

LONDON (AP) — Ken Russell, an iconoclastic British director whose daring films blended music, sex and violence in a potent brew seemingly drawn straight from his subconscious, has died at age 84. More...

Penny Lou Patenaude

AUBURN — Penny Lou Patenaude, 35, of Lisbon passed away late Tuesday evening, November 22nd, surrounded by her family and close friends at the Hospice House in Auburn after losing a courageous battle with breast cancer. More...

Dorothy (Dot) Livinia LaPierre

FREEPORT — Dorothy (Dot) Livinia LaPierre, 93, of Freeport, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Maine Medical Center. More...

DEATH NOTICES

Harold E. Emerson BRUNSWICK — Harold E. Emerson, age 73 of Brunswick, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. A full obituary and service information will follow. Arrangements in care of Brackett Funeral Home. More...

Frances Osmond Young

BATH — Frances Osmond Young, 89, formerly of Newton Rd. in Bath, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Hillhouse Assisted Living in Bath. More...

Theresa Tomko Dangler

DAVENPORT, FL — Theresa Tomko Dangler, 83, of Davenport died October 25, 2011 of heart failure. More...