Bridges EthelOrem, Utah – Ethel E. (Groves) Bridges age 88 of Utah, formerly of South Portland, died Thursday February 13, 2014 in Orem, Utah. Ethel grew up in Topsham and went to Brunswick High School. She worked for Cudahy Meat Packing in Portland for many years. When the plant closed, she worked for Ames Department store and then Marshalls. She worked at Marshalls until she was 85 years old.   Ethel married John W. Bridges Sr. and they raised two children together in Portland and Scarborough. She enjoyed going to the Fairs. Ethel also enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s basketball games and trips to Montreal with her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband John, a daughter Frances, three brothers, Donald, Freeman, and Leonard Groves. Survivors include her son John Jr. and his wife Eloise, of Orem Utah, a sister Carolyn and her husband Don Myers, of Cumberland, god-son Donnie Myers, Jr. and wife of New Gloucester, a sister-in-law Diane Groves of Scarborough, several grandchildren of Utah, Maine, North Carolina, and New Hampshire, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10 to 11 A.M. with a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cape Elizabeth. Interment will be at a later date in the Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland, Maine.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, Maine. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ethel’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the

West Cumberland United Methodist Church

5 Upper Methodist Road

Cumberland, Maine 04021.

Hough MarkYarmouth- Mark Douglas Hough, 54, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 15th , 2014. He was born on June 17th, 1959 in Portland Maine to his parents Edward and Barbara Hough. Mark grew up on Town Landing Road in Falmouth, attending Falmouth schools, Tabor Academy and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1978 as an accomplished athlete in baseball, basketball, and football. He also attended SMVTI, NEWRI program. Mark maintained many close friendships from his young, adventurous years that resulted in a lifetime of stories and memories that are unforgettable to many. Mark had a deep love for the ocean, and spent much time working on the waterfront lobstering and clamming, as well as time spent with family and friends on his beloved vessel “Sea Story”.

Mark was very passionate about politics and the community, serving two terms on the Yarmouth Town Council, a member of the Harbor and Waterfront Committee, and the Cumberland County Budget Advisory Committee, serving as Chairman on all committees during his involvement. He was Co-Founder of the Royal River Fishing Tournament, Co-Director of the Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade, and Clam Festival Steering Committee member as well as a 15 year member of the Yarmouth Rotary Club where he was a two time recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship award. Mark was the co-owner of Hough & Company, building contractors, and Huffy’s Sandwich Shop.

Mark was the proud father of his two children, Hillary and Dillon, who viewed him as their beloved coach, mentor, storyteller, and friend.

He is survived by his children Hillary Hough and Dillon Hough, their mother Barbara Wheaton (his wife of 26 years), his mother, Barbara Masury, his sister Kathryn Hough Myhaver, and brother Jonathan Hough. He is predeceased by his brother Gregory Hough, and father Edward Hough, grandparents Reverend Howard and Margaret Hough, and grandmother Lillian Tubbs.

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 11:00am at the First Parish Church in Yarmouth Maine there will be a memorial service with reception to follow.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Mark’s guest book and leave condolences to the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Yarmouth Rotary Club

P.O. Box 468

Yarmouth Maine, 04096

 

Grondin Byle-AnnPortland- Blye-Ann Dyer (Carson) Grondin passed away on February 9th at the Barron Center in Portland where she had resided for the past 5 years.  She was born on March 9, 1933 to the late Ann Coyne and Arthur Carson II.  Blye-Ann grew up in the Gorham’s corner area of Portland. She was full of life and always on the go.

Blye could do anything that she set her mind to; she had her own dress shop and flower shop when her children were young.  She also loved to make Christmas candy and cakes to bring to the hospital.  She loved working at Dimillo’s in the coat check room and the ticket booth, she loved being around people and doing things for others.  She was always willing to help anyone in need in any way that she could.  One of her favorite pastimes was spending time with her family out on Casco Bay fishing on the Miss Katie.

Blye-Ann is predeceased by her parents Ann Coyne and Arthur Carson, her brother Scrapper Carson, her X-Husband Bill Sawyer, her son Michael Grondin and a very special cousin Betty Dombrowski who was like a sister to her.

She is survived by three children; Daniel Sawyer and his wife Lynn of Gorham, Katie Storer and her husband Kevin of Gray, and David Grondin and his wife Michele of Portland; seven Grandchildren

Dannietta Storer, David Joseph, Margaret Ann and Olivia Grondin, Kelly, Ryan and Kevin Sawyer; two Great-grandsons Dominic and Gabriel Glasgow; two sisters Lynda Carson and Christine Carson; and a very special niece Lee Peters who lived with and took care of Blye for 9 years. There are also many special cousins and relatives that Blye cared for deeply.

We would like to thank all of the care givers Blye had at the Barron Center with a special thank you to Kim and Whitney who always went above and beyond in caring for mom.

There will be a mass at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday February 15th at 10:00 AM with coffee and tea after in the church hall.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Blye-Ann's guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Maine Heart Association, St Jude’s, or Me. Children’s Cancer Program.

Brown LarrySanford, ME – Larry M. Brown, 53, of Sanford died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was the Fiancé of Heidi M. (Goodyear) Desveaux.

Larry was born in Kittery, ME on March 13, 1960 the son of the late Lawrence Carleton Brown and Marjorie (Barks) and her husband Dean Muckle of Camas, WA. Because his Dad was in the Air Force, Larry moved around a lot during his childhood, spending time in New Hampshire, Washington, Oregon, Africa and Spain before coming back to Sanford, ME where he graduated High School.

He obtained his HVAC license and then spent fifteen years installing furnaces for Dead River Oil before going to work as a driver for Blow Brothers, where he worked until becoming sick.

Larry enjoyed the outdoors immensely; he enjoyed hunting and boating and also played in several softball leagues, however fishing was his passion. Larry was an expert Bass fisherman, earning many trophies and accolades over the years.

Larry also was a huge movie lover and enjoyed just about any type of film; he was also a very social person and greatly enjoyed his monthly outings with his special group of friends.

Besides his Mother, step-father and his Fiancé, he is survived by his four children Brooke Brown of Windham, NH, Levi and Kaya Brown both of Sanford and Elijah Brown of Salem, MA. He also leaves two step children Marcus and Michael Desveaux both of Wells, ME and his Yorkie “Alvin”. He also leaves his sister Vickie Yvonne Adams of McMinnville, OR, a step sister Marie Schockey of El Paso, TX and a niece Jana Pursal of McMinnville, OR.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1 -4 p.m. at the Oak Street Bistro, 3 Oak Street, Alfred, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Larry’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.

Dorothea L BaillargeonDorothea L Baillargeon, age 78, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at Gosnell Hospice House after a courageous battle with COPD. Dorothea was predeceased by her husband John L Baillargeon and daughter Andrea J Baillargeon. Dorothea is survived by her children: John Baillargeon of Brunswick, Mary Markrell (Richard) of Inverness, FL, Arthur Baillargeon (Suzanne) of Walpole, NH, Michael Baillargeon (Gail) of Murrells Inlet, SC, Mathew Baillargeon (Patricia) of Dunnellon, FL. Also by her grandchildren: Rebecca, Joseph, Ryan, John, Jeremy, Mathew, Jacob, Ally, Benjamin and Shawna and niece Dorothea Thompson of New Jersey.

Dot, as she was known to many was born in Portland and lived most of her life in this city. She attended Cathedral Grammar School where she was taught by the Sisters of Mercy. Dot believed that "every individual has the potential to be good". She enjoyed "giving back" and by the age of twelve satisfied her desire to help her fellow man by starting her day making beds and delivering meals to residents of the St. Joseph Home for Aged Women (known to us today as St. Joseph's Manor.) Dot completed her education at Portland High School where she pursued business courses. At the same time, she was being pursued by an admirer who eventually took her down the aisle to be his bride for 48 years!

Dot worked as a secretary for a local bank until she married and started her large family of six children, then worked nights as a key punch operator for many years. Later, Dot applied for and became administrative assistant to Bishop Proulx. This position allowed Dot to spread her wings" in many directions and "brought her dreams full circle." It led to her being named to the position as Diocesan Direction of the Pontifical Mission Aid Societies. This was an historic appointment because at that time in the history of the Catholic Church there were only five women in the United States (three nuns and two married women) holding this position. She remained in this position for many years until she retired in 1990. It was then that a warmer climate beckoned Dot and her husband to move to Florida.

After Dot’s husband passed in 2002, she returned to her home city of Portland and resided at the Deering Pavilion, where she formed the Better Breathers' Club. She saw a need among residents suffering with oxygen needs due to lung or pulmonary disease such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD. In the last year Dot reunited with her childhood friend, Phillip Christy and enjoyed many trips and special times together which she spoke of often.

Dot said, "When I go to bed at night" I like to think "my day has counted, and I look forward to waking up and doing it all over again. She was an unstoppable spirit, and we were very blessed to have had her in our midst!

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, from 1-2 p.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church, 72 Federal Street., Portland, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dorothea's guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to your local hospice.

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