Rollande LaTuilippeWinslow- Rollande Juilette LaTulippe, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on May 6, 2013, with her loving son by her side.

She was born in Courcelles, Canada on January 23, 1922. A daughter of Hilaire and Marie Ange (Roy) Fortier. Rollande attended Winslow High School. She was a devote Catholic and an active communicant for many years at St. John’s Catholic Church in Winslow. Rollande loved taking care of her family and shopping with her son. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and sister.

She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Wilfred LaTulippe on January 6, 1982, and by 6 siblings.

Rollande is survived by her son Paul LaTulippe of Winslow, daughter Alice Stauble and husband Ron and their daughter Josephine “Josie” all of Unity, a brother Norman Fortier and wife Larisa of NH, a special caregiver Cindy with Helping Hands, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9 am, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Silver St. Committal to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove St. Waterville.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Rollande’s guestbook.

Burton BrucePortland, ME -- Bruce “Boog” Wayne Burton, 27, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home.

Bruce was born on December 20, 1985 in Portland, ME a son of Robert Burton Sr. of Portland and Dulcey (Gordon) Burton of Cummings, GA. He was raised in Portland and moved to Toccoa, GA at age eleven.

Bruce was a well-loved person by anybody that met him. He would also give the shirt off his back if you needed it and was always up for a challenge

He was pre-deceased by his brother Robert “Robbie” Burton in 2007 and his Paternal Grandparents Raymond and Edith Burton.

 

Besides his parents he is survived by his Brother Travis Burton of McRae, GA, his son Blake Burton of Cleveland, GA, his Maternal Grandparents Joe and Brenda Palmer of Windham

As well as his niece Taylor “Tady” Burton-Ferrar of Falmouth

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Boog’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to help defray the cost of his final arrangements:

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services

981 Forest Avenue

Portland, Maine

Murphy Robert 449Lewiston, ME -- Robert F. Murphy Jr. (Bob or Murph), 57 of Bridgton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 30th at Central Maine Medical Center after a long illness.

Bob was born in Bedford, Mass but grew up on Black Point Road in Scarborough, Maine where he attended Scarborough schools. After his time in the Air Force, Bob began a career cooking in restaurants.

He spent a year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado doing culinary work, then returned to Maine to work at John Martin's restaurants before becoming a Chef at Michael's Restaurant. It was here that he met his future wife to be Cynthia Deering. 

Bob found interest in real estate, and soon owned and operated camps at Tomhegan Wilderness Resort on Moosehead Lake, Crescent Lake Cottages in Raymond, and his beloved home on Bear Trap Mountain in Bridgton. He loved the panoramic views, living in the clouds with the world at his finger tips. Bob had many interests including his love of dogs, particularly his Emjay. He was enthusiastic when it came to horticulture, maintaining beautiful organic gardens at his home year after year. Often time music, especially the "Oldies", could be heard from his deck overlooking the mountains. Bob was an avid reader. His house was chock full of books of all kinds.  He enjoyed writing and discussing world events, politics, finances and sports.  Though Bob enjoyed all these things what he loved most was to make people smile. With a twinkle in his eye and a smirk on his face his quick wit would make you laugh time after time. 

Bob had many many friends near and far.

He had many lifelong friends from childhood such as Steve Sprague, who was like a brother to him. They would say about each other "I don’t ever remember not knowing him." Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert F. Murphy Sr. and Teresa I. Murphy, as well as a very special aunt, Solange Croteau who spent countless hours talking to him on the phone. Bob was extremely saddened by his aunts passing, and found a large void in his life.

He leaves behind his wife Cynthia M. Murphy, a daughter Samantha L. Murphy, a son Robert F. Murphy III., and a granddaughter Layla L. Blais he adored. Also surviving are siblings Marie A. Murphy of Casco, Richard R. Murphy of Biddeford,  Diane J. Snow of Limerick, Jo-Ann C. Murphy of Biddeford as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be a gathering of friends and family to celebrate Bob's life Saturday May 11th at 1 pm at his home on Bear Trap Mountain in Bridgton. 

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign his guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

American Lung Association

122 State St.

Augusta, ME 04330

Dietz Peter 453

            Portland, ME -- Peter James Dietz lost his nine-year fight with cancer and leukemia on May 5th, 2013.  Peter was born October 4, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, NY, one of eight kids to Gloria Lawlor Dietz and Donald E. Dietz Jr. 

            Pete grew up in Pelham, NY and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in 1967.  He spent his summers sailing and swimming on Pea Island in the Long Island Sound.  Pete also was a sailing instructor at Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club, Long Island, NY for a couple of summers.  Pete spent several summers working as a deckhand on merchant vessels; The Skarborg, an ore carrier that took him to Argentina and Brazil, and on the Nea Tyke, an oil tanker that took him to Venezuela, Morocco, Holland and Germany.

            As a kid (unbeknownst to his parents), Pete loved walking down through the Bronx to the Dyre Ave subway station and taking the train into Manhattan and roaming the streets of Times Square, Greenwich Village, and the rest of Manhattan.  He would walk around the city for miles looking for adventure, and he found plenty. 

            Pete attended Franklin College in Franklin, IN for two years before transferring to Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he earned his B.A. in English in 1972.

            The summer of 1969 was a huge turning point for Pete when he and two buddies, Chopper and Kenny, headed to Woodstock to join the celebration.  They got there several days before the festival began, watched the stage go up, the fence come down, the arrival of the Hog Farm and all the rest.  They also stayed for a couple of days after and watched it all go away.

            While at Hofstra Pete met Susan Jaffe and the two were married.  They moved to Carbondale, IL where Pete attended Southern Illinois University and earned his M.A. degree.  With school done, Peter and Sue decided to move back East and chose the Boston area and New England as their new home.  Pete graduated from The Executive Training Program at Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston and became an Assistant Buyer.  Then Pete accepted a job as Campus Bookstore Manager at New Hampshire College in Manchester, NH.  He spent ten years at NHC during which time his son Ben was born.  During this time he also attended Vanderbilt University in the Doctorate of Education Program.  Peter married Teresa Tomaskovic in October of 1984 and they soon had two children, Sarah and Adam Dietz.  Pete ended his stay at NHC as Associate Dean of Administration before moving to Portland, ME taking a position as Director of Corporate Services for The Union Mutual Life Insurance Co., later to become Unum.  His career at Unum lead him in several directions, eventually ending up as Full Vice President and Head of Underwriting and corporate services for the individual disability division. 

            Pete then struck out on his own and started his own small business specializing in his love of the outdoors by landscaping and snowplowing.  He then accepted the position as Director of Facilities at Point Sebago Resort in Casco, ME.  He then moved to position as Director of Facilities for Ingraham, a non-profit located in Portland, ME and found what he was looking for; a job in which he could use his knowledge and experience, but also help people at the same time.  He held the same job as Ingraham and Youth Alternatives merged to form Youth Alternatives Ingraham and then merged with PROP to become The Opportunity Alliance.

            Pete had many friends and colleagues; he loved Maine and especially the summer.  He was a beach nut and spent countless hours at OOB and most recently with his daughter Sarah at Pine Point.

            Also known "Deetzy," Pete has a diverse group of friends throughout the Portland area.  Pete loved playing golf and spent many an evening after work and many a weekend chasing the little white ball.  His closest buddies were Portland West Enders, Joe, Jimmy, Steamer, Big Al, Paul and Laurie and the rest of the Thursday Happy Hour Dart Night Crew.  And of course his best buddy Lucky D. 

            Pete is survived by his son Benjamin and his wife Heather of London, England, his daughter Sarah of Portland, and his son Adam of Windham.  He also had an extended family including his brother Donald and his wife Linda, of Scarsdale, NY; sister Elizabeth of N. Andover, MA; sister Carla and her husband John Carroll of Fairfield, CT; sister Rosemary and husband Tom Bartsch of Madison, CT; sister Dorothy of Larchmont, NY; brother Christopher and his wife Maura of New Jersey; and cousin Tom Ackerly of Kansas.  He was predeceased by his brother John.  He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

             Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 3 – 6 p.m. with a time of remembrance at 5 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland.  Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Peter's guestbook.

kpScarborough, ME - Kathleen M. Poole, a resident of Portland for the past 21 years, died on May 1st, 2013, due to complications from advanced kidney disease. Born in Kentucky on October 20, 1942, Kathy was one of five children of Henry A. Moore and Geneva Smither Moore, both since deceased.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Susan Poole of Bridgton, and two grand children, Derek J. H. Alvino and Khloe Sage Doran, both of Bridgton. She is also survived by an older brother, William Moore, a younger brother, Phillip Moore, and a younger sister, Susan Nutt, all of the Louisville area.   She also leaves many in-laws, nieces and nephews both in Kentucky and New Jersey. She was previously deceased last year by her identical twin sister, Geraldine Moore Vance, of Louisville.

 

Known for her razor sharp wit and beautiful smile, Kathy was a true southern belle. Prior to her retirement two years ago, she sold ladies clothing for more than 20 years at R. H. Macy’s in South Portland. She made all her customers feel right at home with her sense of style, southern hospitality and charm.

 

Kathy’s greatest joy in life was spending quality time with her daughter and grandchildren. She will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Kathleen’s guestbook.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service, Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.

 

Donations in her memory may be made to:

Operation Smile
6435 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509

www.operationsmile.org

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