Portland, ME – Faye Marie Derrow, 61, of Buxton died on June 30, 2013 at Maine Medical Center after a long battle with vascular disease. She was the companion of Tony Clark.
She was born in Biddeford on January 12, 1952, a daughter of the late George O. & Bertha (Ham) McGinnis.
She was employed by the Bonny Eagle School District for many years and travelled between just about all of the schools in the district. She was affectionately known simply as “Mum” to many of the students. Her caring heart and watchful eye was greatly missed after being forced to retire due to illness.
Besides Tony, her partner, fishing buddy, and best friend, she is survived by her three sons Dean, Donald and Robert Derrow and their families. She had many siblings, and held Clayton, Jerry, Ginny, Randy and Francis, as well as several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, close to her heart and always in her mind. She also leaves behind a numerous number of extended family, folks not related by blood, but who held a special place in Faye’s life.
Services will be private.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Faye’s guestbook and express your condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Faye’s memory can be made to:
Vascular Disease Foundation
550 M Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
Brunswick, ME - Dana Richard Baggett, 80, of Brunswick and formerly of Bailey Island, died in his home Monday, June 24. He was the husband of Judith B. Baggett of Brunswick.
Dana was born in Fitchburg, MA on June 5, 1933, the son of Emily and Joseph H. Baggett. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1951 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Management from the University of Maine, Orono with distinction. After college, Dana served in the US Army AMEDs, received a good conduct ribbon and was honorably discharged in 1957. He earned his Master of Governmental Administration from the Fels Institute, Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania in 1959.
Dana had a long and successful career in Public Administration, starting with an internship at the Brunswick Town office in 1953 and ’54. He was the Assistant to the Town Manager in Zanesville, OH and served as a well-respected City Manager of both Gardiner, ME and Mt. Holly, NJ. Dana was the Director of the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Maine, Orono, from 1965 to 1973 and worked for the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC for over ten years. In his final return to Maine, Dana served as the State Court Administrator from 1981- 1992 and was instrumental in the creation of the West Bath District Courthouse. As the co-owner of the Bailey Island General Store with his wife, Judy he could be found selling Sunday papers with the family basset hound from 1981 - 1993. He worked for LLBean in his retirement.
Dana was Chairman of the Chapel Committee for All Saints by the Sea, Bailey Island for many years. He was devoted to Brunswick Area Respite Care as a board member and active leader of support groups for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss. He adored cats had a special feline companion of many years, “Mr. Black.” He also enjoyed walking, big band music, and entertaining friends with puns. Dana had an uncommon, accepting warmth towards all people and a winning smile.
Dana was predeceased by his son, Ian Andrew Baggett and his grandson, Ian Jr., both of Sykesville, MD. He is survived by his wife of 55 years; a daughter, Meredith Smithson and her children, Rosemary and Marshall Cumback; A daughter Darcy Baggett and her children, Elliot and Dina Murphy; a son Graeme Baggett and his son, Zachary Fisette, all of Brunswick.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dana’s guestbook.
A private service will be held later in the summer on 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.
Sanford, ME – Timothy F. Moran, 69, of Sanford, died on June 21, 2013, in his home in the arms of his wife Dawn Janes-Moran after losing his battle with lung cancer.
Tim was born in New York on January 15, 1944, but called Sanford his home since he was a toddler. He was the son of the late Raymond & Georgianna (Demers) Moran.
In his younger years, Tim was a draftsman and a machine salesman. Before retiring he enjoyed working for Gateway Auction Co.
Tim was a faithful and devoted Christian; he truly loved the Lord and would take any opportunity to share Jesus’ love and his knowledge of the Bible. He also loved old movies and anything to do with cars as well as studying the Bible. Another favorite way to spend his time was in the company of family and friends.
Besides his wife Dawn, Tim leaves behind four daughters, Susan Jennison of Saco, ME, Timi Moran of Southington, CT, Megan Moran of Richland, MI and Alexis Janes of Springvale, ME. He also leaves two sons Matthew Moran of White River Junction, VT and Justin Janes of Biddeford, ME as well as five beautiful grandchildren and many cousins and friends. He was also the father of the late Erin Raymond Moran.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Anyone who knew and loved Tim is invited. This will be a Celebration of Life.
We would like Truly Thank Hospice of Southern Maine.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Tim’s guestbook.
Auburn, ME- Cheryl E. (Smith) Austin, 65, of Lisbon Falls, passed away at the Androscoggin Hospice House on Sunday, June 16, 2013. She was the loving wife of Norman C. Austin.
Cheryl was born on October 17, 1947 in Brunswick Maine a daughter of the late Fred G. and Edna L. (Ryder) Smith. She was a graduate of Freeport High School.
After graduation, Cheryl was employed as a CNA/CRMT for most of her life, but she did spend man years as the head chef at Vincenzo’s Restaurant. Cheryl loved cooking, crocheting, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Besides her parents, Cheryl is predeceased by a son, Stanley W. Austin and two of her siblings, Brother Daryl D. Smith and a sister Betty J. Bonney. She is survived by her daughter Kelly D. Austin of Lisbon Falls, a sister Dawn L. Wood of Sabattus, Nephews Kerry D. Bonney, Edward M. Bonney Jr., Brian E. Bonney, Bruce S. Wood Jr. ,Michael Wood and a Niece Heidi F. Spencer.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Cheryl’s life on August 10, 2013 from 12 – 8 p.m. at 619 Lisbon Road, Lisbon Falls, ME.
Biddeford, ME – Shannon Emily Durham, 44, of Biddeford and formerly of Wells died suddenly on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Southern Maine Medical Center.
She was the devoted daughter of Micheline L. (Stevens) Durham-Coulson and her husband Ernie Coulson of Wells and the late Edward E. Durham. She graduated Wells High School in 1987 and was a whiz with computing and design graphics.
Shannon was a loving person who very much enjoyed her daughter Cassandra Durham and her granddaughter Summer Marie Durham to the hilt. All the children in her neighborhood ended up at her home and she was known to all as Grammy.
She had an amazingly big heart and was always ready to please and help. She volunteered at Seeds of Hope Pantry in Biddeford, where she also took her granddaughter and other neighborhood children, to explain the needs of other people and to know God.
She was living in Biddeford with her fiancé David Boynton; they loved fishing as well as having all the different children around, especially Summer Marie.
Besides her mother, step-father and fiancée, she is survived by her daughter Cassandra Durham and her granddaughter Summer Marie Durham both of Rochester, NH. She also leaves her twin sister Marcella Mayo and her husband Bruce, another sister Angie Stone-McCarthy and her husband Joe, two brothers Steve Stone and his wife Becky and Edward Roy Durham all of Wells as well as her Maternal Grandfather Roy C. Stevens, nieces and nephews Bethany Stone, Steve Stone, Nicole Mayo and Josh Mayo all of Wells. She was also the Maternal Granddaughter of the late Louise Stevens.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Wells Ogunquit Senior Center at Moody, 300 Post Road at 12 noon.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Shannon’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
People’s Choice Credit Union
656 Hiltons Lane
Wells, ME 04090
All donations will be used for Summer Marie’s general college fund as this was Shannon’s wish.