Sloat Beverly 729Scarborough, ME – Beverly L. (Graffam) Sloat, 86, of Cumberland died on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Arthur H. Sloat who died on April 17, 1981.

She was born on May 20, 1927, a daughter of the late Phillip & May (White) Graffam and was raised by her father and her step-mother Laurie (Holmes) Graffam. She graduated from Windham High School in 1946 and was married to Arthur two weeks after graduation.

After raising her children Bev went to work for the former Pineland Hospital in Pownal, before retiring in 1987.

Bev always kept herself busy as she was a member and officer for The Rebbekah’s in Westbrook, holding the office of Past Noble Grand. She was also a member for several American Legion Auxiliary’s and was very active with the Lunn-Hunnewell AMVETS Post #6 Woman’s Auxiliary out of New Gloucester.

She also volunteered her time at the VA Hospital in Togus, the Scarborough Veteran’s Home, Sweetser’s Home in Saco and the she also enjoyed traveling and had been to most of the 50 States. She was very fond of Hawaii and Florida and also traveled to Germany and Ireland. She also loved to dance, especially the Polka.

She is survived by her daughter Carolyn L. Sloat of Cumberland and her son Barry Sloat and his wife Colleen of Raymond. She also leaves her two grandchildren Adam Sloat of South Portland and Michelle Coyne and her husband Michael of Gorham as well as her honorary granddaughters Amanda (Sutton) Holmen and Elizabeth Sutton and two great grandsons Ryan and Cory Coyne of Gorham. She will also be sadly missed by her beloved cat “Gilda”. She was also the sister of the late Philip Graffam.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the West Cumberland United Methodist Church, 5 Upper Methodist Road, Cumberland, ME, with Pastor Geoffrey Gross officiating.

Burial in the West Cumberland United Methodist Cemetery will take place in the spring.

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

Donations in Beverly’s memory can be made to:

Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART)

302 Range Road

Cumberland, ME 04021


Cumberland Food Pantry

290 Tuttle Road

Cumberland, ME 04021

White George 722Westbrook, ME – George H. White, Sr., 55, of Westbrook died on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at his home.

He was born on August, 26, 1958 a son of George W. White Jr. of Harmony, ME and Vera (Carr) Barry of New Gloucester, ME. George grew up in the Gray/New Gloucester and attended local area schools.

George was a master of all trades; he was a mechanic by trade but also worked building and painting homes, as a lobsterman and fisherman, while which he also worked in the marina on the boats.

He will be remembered as a thoughtful and helpful man who would do anything for anyone. The neighborhood will be without their go to handyman.

Besides his parents he is survived by his Paternal Grandfather George W. Smith Sr. of Harmony, his two Daughters Amanda White of Cannon, ME and Brittany White of Westbrook, ME, his Son George H. White Jr. of Cannon, ME and his Step Daughter Christina Clark of Biddeford as well as his former Wife Cheryl L. White of Westbrook, ME.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Chapel, with Pastor G. L. Wilkins officiating.

Burial will be private and at a later date.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations to help with George’s final expenses can be made to:

Cheryl L. White

14 River Street Apt. #4

Westbrook, ME 04092

Landry DanielLewiston-Daniel Richard Landry, 43, of Lewiston, ME, passed away on December 24, 2013, at his home. Daniel was born on March 8, 1970, the son of Joseph A. Landry Jr. and Katherine A. Flaherty. Daniel attended Portland schools and completed his adult education. He was looking forward to classes at Southern Maine Community College.


Daniel spent many years as a commercial fisherman in Portland, ME, and off the grand banks of New Finland. He recently worked as a day laborer in Lewiston, ME. Daniel was a wiz at Sudoku. He loved texting and sending emails, and had a lot of friends on Facebook that he enjoyed talking to.


Besides his parents, Daniel is survived by a daughter, Khristy Landry of Gorham, ME; brothers Joseph and his wife Sandra Landry of Hebron, ME, and Sonny and his wife Sue Landry of Otisfield, ME; sisters Tammy and her husband George Burgess of Cumming, GA, Cathy and her husband Gordon Beckwith of Lewiston, ME, and Candy and her husband Joseph Helmuth of Redlands, CA; along with several nieces and nephews.


There will be a graveside service with a celebration of life to be held in the spring.


Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland ME, 04103.

Thompson Bonnie 718Lewiston, ME – Bonnie Jane (Green) Thompson, 55, of Canton, ME died on December 30, 2013 at Saint Mary’s Hospital.  She was the wife of Gerald O. Thompson. 

She was born on May 4, 1958 in Portland, ME, a daughter of the late Chester E. & Gloria A. (Stanley) Green.  

Besides her husband, Bonnie is survived by her Sisters Deborah Pullen and Shirley Johnson and her Brothers Chester E. Green Jr., Charles Green and Henry W. Green.  She was also the Mother of the late son William “Billy” Thompson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland.  Please visit to sign Bonnie’s guest book and to leave condolences for the family.

Rowe Norman711Portland- Norman Turner Rowe Jr., 67, of Vassalboro, Maine, passed away at Maine Medical Center on December 22, 2013. He was born on February 13, 1946 in Waterville, Maine, the Son of the late Norman Rowe Sr. and Barbara Young. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Lamarre) Rowe.

Norman worked as a photocopy repair technician for American Business Systems and he was an egg expected for the Department of Agriculture.

Norman was very fond of Apple electronics and long drives. He would enjoy reading Stephen King book, and he was also a huge New England Patriots fan.

Besides his wife Patricia, Norman is survived by two sons; Jason and his wife Laura Rowe, and Jeremy and his wife Tina Rowe; three daughters, Tammy and her husband Shawn Desrosiers, Becky Morse, and Mandy Lamontagne; five grandchildren Jacob, Skyler, Bellamy, Madison and Shelbey; three brothers, Stanley Rowe and his family, Ronald Rowe and his family, and Bruce Rowe and his family.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 6-8pm. There will also be another visitation on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 1-2 pm with a service to follow. Both visitations and the service will all be held at the Living Hope Church, 40 Portland Street Portland, Maine.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA. 23463.

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME.

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