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Casco - Donald E. Soule of Casco, Maine, formerly of Peabody, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine, died on the morning of October 8, 2013.   
 
 
 
Born in Portland, Maine, Donald was the son of Arthur O. Soule and Gertrude (Gooch) Soule. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Deering High School.  He was a graduate of the General Electric Tool & Dye Machinist Apprentice Program, and also attended Northeastern University and Tufts University.   He learned the carpentry trade from his father and continued to take on new projects for the rest of his life. 
 
 
 
He was employed for twenty-five years as a machinist at General Electric Riverworks Plant in Lynn, Massachusetts, in the Medium Steam Turbine Division. He was also employed at W.H. Nichols in Portland, Maine, for twenty years. He also worked with his son-in-law, Charles O'Brien, and his grandsons installing hardwood flooring. After his retirement, he worked at Aubachon Hardware in Naples, Maine. 
 
 
Donald was an antique tractor and farm equipment enthusiast. He collected antique tractors and enjoyed using them for haying and other farmwork. He also attended fairs with his tractors and entered tractor pull contests, even winning first place on one occasion. He was interested in trains and the history of trains as well as social history. 
 
 
Donald was a devoted husband and family man. He loved being surrounded by his family and friends. He was a mentor to his children and grandchildren and to many others. He was kindhearted and generous with his time and knowledge. He was scrupulously honest in everything he did to the best of his ability. 
 
 
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith A. Soule, of Casco, Maine; his sister, Dorothy (Soule) Lewis of Casco, Maine; his daughters and son-in law: Darlene D. Soule of Casco, Maine, Deanne L. (Soule) Vasiles, and Christopher W. Vasiles of Moyock, North Carolina;  his grandchildren: Charles O'Brien of Casco, Maine; Corey O'Brien of Buxton, Maine; Daniel O'Brien of Standish, Maine; Nicholas O'Brien of Casco, Maine; Megan Vasiles of Moyock, North Carolina; and Daniel Vasiles of Greensboro, North Carolina; and his great-grandson, Leo O'Brien of Buxton, Maine; and several neices and nephews. Donald was pre-deceased by his daughter, Denise Ann (Soule) Raglin, of Casco and Lewiston, Maine.  
 
 
A Celebration of Life was held on October 26, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine. 

Martel BernardAuburn, ME – Bernard W. Martel, 80, a lifelong resident of Auburn, died on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Auburn Hospice House. He was the husband of Lucie (Roy) Martel.

Bernard was born in Auburn on June 16, 1933 a son of the late Joseph P. Martel & Leonie (Geness) Martel. He attended local area schools and grew up working on the family farm.

He married his wife Lucie on August 13, 1960 and went on to raise five children. He worked as a machinist for the former Sewell & Sons in Brunswick and Eastland Shoe in Freeport. After retiring at age 65 he went back to work part time.

He was an active member of the American Legion in Auburn as a faithful communicant of St. Louis Church in Auburn prior to its closing earlier this year. Bernard loved to tinker and enjoyed making and fixing just about anything in his garage or designing different useful gadgets. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and friends.

Besides his wife Lucie, he is survived by his five children Chet Martel of Livermore, Doris Green and her husband Troy of Turner, Elaine Martel of Auburn, Fern Lake and her husband William also of Auburn and Gene Quimby and her husband Richard of Turner. He also leaves ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well as a brother Gerard Martel of Lisbon, two sisters, Pauline Labonte and Rolande Dube both of Auburn and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Monday November 4th at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn.

Burial will follow at the Veterans Cemetery Chapel at 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, ME.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernard’s memory can be made to: Wounded Veterans as www.WoundedVets.org or your favorite charitable organization.

Baggett JudithBrunswick, ME - Judith B. Baggett, 79, of Brunswick and formerly of Bailey Island, died Saturday, October 25 at Horizon’s Living and Rehab Center.

Judy was born in LaTuque, PQ, Canada, the youngest of three sisters born to Bernice and Warren Beckler, natives of Auburn, ME. She attended public schools in LaTuque, graduating from high school there (11th grade) in 1951. She completed 12th grade in the U.S., graduating from High School in Reading, MA a year later while living with her oldest sister and family.

Judy graduated from the Maine Medical Center School of Nursing in 1956 and completed her five-year degree program from the University of Maine, Orono with a BA in nursing in 1957. She worked as an RN at Eastern Maine General in Bangor and at the UMO Infirmary.

She married Dana R. Baggett in August, 1957 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Latuque, PQ, Canada. They moved to Philadelphia shortly thereafter, where Judy worked as a dedicated public health nurse. She was a nursing instructor in Zainesville, Ohio, at Central Maine General in Lewiston from 1959-1961, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and at the Bangor State Hospital until 1973.

Throughout their married life, Judy and Dana owned a home on Bailey Island and moved there year-round in 1981. Sometimes nick-named “The General,” Judy owned and operated the Bailey Island General store from 1982-1993, where she worked seven days per week from 5AM - 9PM. She doubled the business during that time, thanks to the loyal support of local residents. She loved the island community and it showed in both her hard work and sharp-witted humor.

Judy wrapped up her career as a part-time nurse at the West Harpswell School until she retired in 2004. She loved cats and basset hounds, baking donuts, bread, and pies, and braiding rugs.

Judy lost her husband Dana to cancer this past June. She was previously predeceased by a son, Ian Andrew Baggett and grandson, Ian Jr., both of Sykesville, MD; a sister, Caroline Beckler Doolittle of Ft. Devens, MA; and a sister, Helen Beckler Mooers of Durham, ME. She is survived by a daughter, Meredith Smithson and her children, Rosemary and Marshall Cumback of Brunswick; A daughter Darcy Baggett and her children, Elliot and Dina Murphy of Brunswick; a son Graeme Baggett, his wife Cheryl, and his son, Zachary Fisette, of Topsham.

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

An informal reception to celebrate Judy’s life will take place on Sunday, November 3 at 1:00, Library Hall, Bailey Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brunswick Area Respite Care, P.O. Box 446 Brunswick, ME 04011 or at www.respitecare.org.

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Portland, ME – Garland “Buddy” G. McIntosh, 76, of South Portland died on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Portland, ME on August 25, 1937 a son of the late John & Alberta (Haggett) McIntosh. He attended local area schools including Portland High School. After High School he joined the US Air Force, serving his country for the next four years.

Buddy owned both a general store and the Gateway Motor Inn in South Portland. Later he went on to become a world champion poker player. He built a love for the game of golf as a caddy for Riverside Golf Course as a boy, and played that course throughout his adult life.

He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots as well as spending time with his many friends and acquaintances.

He is survived by his daughter Karen McIntosh of Old Orchard Beach as well as two brothers John McIntosh and his wife Arlene of Aventura, FL and Wayne McIntosh and his companion Rose McDonald of Scarborough, ME. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Buddy was also the brother of the late Barbara Maller.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street, Portland.

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

Pulkkinen Winifred 642Freeport - Winifred Pulkkinen, 93, of Guilford and Brunswick passed away at the Freeport Nursing Home on October 21, 2013.

Winnie was born October 14, 1920 in Greenville, Maine to Lelia (Forbus) and Francis Dudley, Jr., She lived in Guilford most of her life, graduating from high school in 1939, working as a secretary in Guilford and a nanny in NY before marrying Herbert Pulkkinen in 1942. Together they created a home in Guilford and raised six children.

Winnie was an active member of her community, a Sunday school teacher, band booster president, a member of the Zephyrus Club, active Democrat, U.S. postal clerk for many years, and a tireless supporter of her children’s varied activities. She loved to talk, laugh, and create fun, making her a favorite in her neighborhood and community. She loved children, who instantly knew her heart. Many have called her a second Mom, Aunt Winnie, or Grammie.

She is survived by daughters Andrea and Susan of Brunswick, Jean Hunt and her husband James of Brunswick; sons Craig and his wife Joanie of Jonesport, and Lance and his wife Kathy of Abbot. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Winnie treasured many friends, some for over seventy years, and countless others whose lives she touched with her generosity, kindness, and great humor. Winnie was predeceased by three sisters, her husband, and daughter Joan.

Winnie was full of life, energy, courage, and determination. In addition to all of the people she loved, Winnie filled her life with cooking, flowers, birds, books and basketball.

Please join her family in celebrating her life at the Guilford United Methodist Church on Saturday November 02, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Winnie’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, plant flowers in her memory or give a child a book.

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