Died: Aug 29, 2012
Joyce A. (Alward) Powers
Windham – Joyce A. (Alward) Powers, 81, of Portland died on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at her son’s home in Windham. 
 
She was born in Portland, ME on March 25, 1931 a daughter of the late Alfred & Florence (Brume) Alward. She grew up in Portland attending local area schools and graduated from Portland High School and remained a Portland resident most of her life.
 
Joyce worked as a printer for Fairchild’s and Dow Check for many years before retiring.
 
When her children were younger she was also very active in the Cub and Boy Scouts, helping her son Jim to obtain Eagle Scout.
 
Joyce was a very social and helpful person and was a pillar within her neighborhood. She was also extremely dedicated to her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
She is survived by her son James R. Powers of Windham, her daughter Susan Powers of Portland, her two grandchildren Adam and Heidi-Jo Powers both of Portland and her two great grandchildren Kyahana Powers and Kaylyn Coty. She also leaves her brother Arnold Alward and his wife Pauline of Scarborough and her two sisters Gloria Huffnagel and her husband Paul of Shreveport, VA and Beverly Worthly and her husband Russell of Virginia Beach, VA as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Donald Alward who died in 2012. She was also the ex-wife of the late Matthew Powers.
 
At Joyce’s request there will be no services.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Joyce’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory can be made to:
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place 
Memphis, TN 38105
www.stjude.org
Died: Aug 28, 2012
Ruth C. Moore
Portland- Ruth C. Moore, 50, of Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her home.

 

Ruth was born in Portland , relocated to Presque Isle, returning to Southern Maine in the early 1990's.  Upon relocating to Portland, Ruth began receiving supports from PSL Services, where she was known by her many friends there as a passionate, outgoing, tough, independent woman. 

 

Ruth's leadership skills often were on display, affectionately earning her the nickname "General Ruth".  Throughout her time with PSL, Ruth wore many hats- both literally, with her love for collecting baseball caps, and figuratively, by serving in many roles within the organization. 

 

Ruth served as an officer on the Consumer Board, as a chartering member of the Aktion Club, as a cook in the Drop-in Center, and was especially fond of her role as Mrs. Claus during the annual Christmas Party. 

 

Ruth was a self-advocate, and always the first to introduce herself to guests, offer to volunteer, and offer her thoughts on any situation.  She loved spending time with friends, especially going out to breakfast or lunch. Her stories are as legendary as her potato salad, and her laughter was contagious.  She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to have met her.

 

A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at STRIVE, 28 Foden Road, South Portland, on Friday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m.

 

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

 

Died: Aug 19, 2012
PORTLAND -- Nunzi Mancini Jr., 80, passed away on Aug. 19, 2012, with his family by his side.

He was born in Portland on May 30, 1932, to Nazzare and Mary (Iezzi) Mancini. Nunzi was raised on Munjoy Hill, where he resided for most of his life. He attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School, Class of 1950.

Nunzi was an outstanding athlete with several accomplishments on the Portland High School football and baseball teams where he served both teams as captain. In his senior year, Nunzi was the first captain for Ed Hadlock. Nunzi was also All-Telegram in his junior year of baseball and All-Southwestern Maine for football his senior year.

After high school, Nunzi served our country in the United States Air Force from March 1951 until March 1955. Among his several stations was a three-year service in post-World War II Germany during the time of the Korean War. After his service career, Nunzi went on to college. He graduated in 1960 from the former Farmington Teacher's College with a Bachelor of Science degree and then he obtained his master's degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1977. Nunzi went on to become a distinguished teacher with nearly a 30 year career. He began his teaching days in Kittery from 1960-1962 and then spent the remainder of his career at Falmouth Middle (Junior High) School from 1962-1987.

Throughout the years, Nunzi devoted his life to his daughter, Genice. He never missed an event or special occasion. Among his hobbies was photography. From the moment Genice was born until she graduated from high school, Nunzi took hundreds of pictures and movies of her. He also rarely missed one of her sporting events throughout school or any other important event. Until his death, his daughter was his pride and joy.

Nunzi enjoyed other hobbies as well. He was an avid sportsman and loved to go hunting with his brothers and friends. He also enjoyed fishing at his former lake home in Casco. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and the New York Yankees, although he watched the Boston Red Sox every night. He taught this daughter to enjoy sports and the outdoors as well.

Nunzi was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Dominic, John and Joseph. He is survived by his daughter, Genice Mancini of Austin, Texas; sisters, Antionette Morrill, Anna Tuttle, both of Portland, and Teresa LaCroix of Old Orchard Beach; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Graveside prayers will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. Family and friends are invited to enter the Old Calvary section of the cemetery grounds at the office entrance. A light luncheon will follow services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd.
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Died: Aug 26, 2012
Darlene Lake
Scarborough - Darlene Lake, 70, of Old Orchard Beach and San Marcos a la Luna Soloala, Guatemala, daughter of Donald and Jane Lake, graduate of Old Orchard Beach High School, died Sunday, August 26, 2012.
 
She was a lover of life and all things beautiful, a passionate voice and champion of horses and dogs. She was founder and director of The Retreat located on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a community of small thatched villas where she resided for 15 years, and the author of "Woman on the Run".
 
A private celebration of life will be held in the future.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Darlene’s guestbook.
 
Memorial donations in her memory can be made to:
 
Animal Refugee League
449 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
or
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Died: Aug 16, 2012
Robert D. Mooers
Portland, ME – Robert D. Mooers, 74, of Gardiner died on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Manor after a battle with cancer.
 
He was born on April 10, 1938 in Gardiner, ME a son of the late Lewis M. & Bernice M. (Davis) Mooers. He grew up Gardiner attending local area schools and graduated from Gardiner High School.
 
Following high school, Bob joined the US Marine Corps and served his country before coming home at which time he went back to school and received an Associate’s degree from Thomas College. While attending Thomas College he also was given the Thomas Award. During his lifetime he went back to school several times and received a BS from the University of Maine, a CNA license from the Central Maine School of Nursing as well as obtaining a State public accountant’s license.
 
Bob held many jobs throughout his life; he owned and operated the F.N. Boston Fuel Company in Gardiner, from there he became the general manager of Gardiner Oil Co. He then went on to be Dist. Agent and security salesman for John Hancock. He also held several jobs as a public accountant including Artype, Inc., LaVandee, Inc. and the State Dept. of Education. His working career ending as a nursing assistant, working at the Veterans Hospital in Togus.  He also served as the Mayor of Gardiner from 1976 - 1978.
 
He was a member of the Highland Ave United Methodist Church in Gardiner as well as the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte, FL. He was also a member of the Gardiner Lions Club; he was the youth fellowship leader at Highland Ave United Methodist Church and a former member of the Highland Ave Methodist Church choir.
 
He is survived by his five children: David W. Mooers and his wife Sue of Hampden, ME; Richard L. Mooers and his wife Lisa of Waterford, CT; Robert L Mooers and Leslie Ellis of Dresden, ME; Holly J. Fontaine and her husband David of Edgerton, WI; Heather J. Dykes and her husband Mike of Naples, FL, and their mother Judith E. (McIntire) Cross of Port St. Lucie, FL.  He leaves a sister Barbara (Mooers) MacFarlane and her husband Larry of Litchfield, ME, seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Jeffrey S. Mooers who died in 1967 and brother of the late Altha (Mooers) Purdy.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Highland Ave United Methodist Church, Highland Ave, Gardiner.
 
Burial will be private.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island 
Topsham, ME 04086

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