Anderson RichardCumberland, ME --Richard Anderson of Cumberland, Maine passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family last Thursday, February 14, 2013.

            Richard, better known as Dick, and to his grandchildren Gumpy, was born in Cumberland Center, Maine on July 12, 1929. His parents were Clifford G. Anderson and Hazel Hoey Anderson. He grew up in North Yarmouth with his brothers Robert, Lewis, and Dana and his sister, Janet. He graduated from Greely Institute at the age of 16, and then attended Cornell University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In 1951, he married Rachel Grant and spent the next two years in the army, stationed in Baltimore as part of the Counterintelligence Corps (CIC). After being honorably discharged, he and Rachel returned to Maine where they had three children, raising their family in Cumberland.

            Dick joined the family business in North Yarmouth with his father and brother Lewis. Throughout his life he was a natural entrepreneur, and eventually Anderson & Sons, Inc. expanded from building snowshoes, baseball bats, and lobster traps to being the largest manufacturer of wooden lobster traps on the east coast, at their peak producing fifty thousand traps per year for lobstermen from Maine to New Jersey. He later became a lobsterman himself and passed along that love and knowledge to his sons and grandsons. After retirement, he settled into the role of being the world’s greatest grandfather, attending all the major events in which his grandchildren participated and flying back from Florida every winter to make sure that he never missed a Christmas or birthday.

            Nothing delighted him more than having his family gather at his home for holiday, birthday parties, cookouts around his pool, and every New England Patriot’s game. He was a superb host providing lobster, clams, grilled foods and homemade chili and stews. But the specialty of the summer family gatherings was croquet golf, a game the Andersons adapted and perfected over the years. He was excellent at games of all types, particularly bridge and cribbage, and was a fierce competitor, always getting better when the stakes were highest. This last quality served him well in his many hobbies which included golf (he was one of the original members of Val Halla Golf Club in Cumberland), bowling, skiing, snowmobiling, and as a young man, basketball. Other favorite activities were gardening and being a lifelong animal lover, each new lucky pet more spoiled than the last.

            Most of all he was a born-and-bred Mainer. He was a brave, proud, hard-working man who was loved and admired by his family and friends, and who will be greatly missed.

            He is survived by his two sons David and Richard Anderson, his daughter and son-in-law Karen and Ralph Hutchinson, his grandchildren Devin Anderson, Derek Anderson, Samuel Hutchinson, and Victoria Anderson, his granddaughters-in-law Karyn Anderson and Natalie Dean, and his great-grandson Keegan Anderson. He was married to the late Rachel Anderson for 55 years.

            A memorial service will be held in his honor at 1:00 PM at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church on Saturday February 23rd a. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter on 1389 Brighton Road, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 is suggested.

            Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dick’s guestbook

Lowell MortonPortland, ME – Lowell Dean Morton, 59, of Portland, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Maine Medical Center. His death occurred just hours apart from his sister Marlene Layton.

He was born in Presque Isle, ME on May 13, 1953, a son of the late Laurel Morton & Edrie Eldora (Richards) MacDonald. He grew up in Marsadis, ME, and graduated from Gorham High School and went on to attend Boston Technical School.

He worked for the Bonny Eagle School District for the past five years.

Lowell spent many hours doing crossword puzzles and sharing many hunting and fishing stories with his numerous friends. He also would visit the Westbrook Dunkin Donuts with Scott and his Cousin Ron.

Lowell is survived by his sister Sandra Lee Gudino and her husband Juan of San Jose, CA, as well several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Byron Shannon, Marlene Layton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life/Party on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1 pm at 10 Congress Square Plaza in the community room on the 6th floor. To enter, please dial apt # 304 and you will be let in.

Burial in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, ME will be held at a later date.

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

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

American Heart Association

51 US 1

Scarborough, ME 04074

Carr Judith001Portland, ME – Judith A. Carr, 62, of Hollis died on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Maine Medical Center.

 

Judy was born in Portland on July 7, 1950 a daughter of the late Fredrick & Eleanor Carr. She graduated from Westbrook High School as a member of the class of 1969. Her high schools years were very important to her; she remained close with many of her classmates and looked forward to every high school reunion.

After high school, Judy went to work for Sanborn Trucking until they closed, then spent the next 25 years working for Century Tire in Portland.

She also enjoyed the Saturday Night American Legion Dances, these would become a highlight to her week, she would visit the Indian Reservation every August and spent just about every holiday and any other chance at her Cousin Linda’s home. Judy was a very caring person and would give of herself no matter what, even if it was not in her best interest.

She is survived by her cousin Linda Neptune and her husband Wayne of Gorham and their children Lindsay and Wayne Neptune Jr. She also leaves other cousins Peachie, Diane, Shirley and their families, as well as many other cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Stroudwater Baptist Church, 1729 Congress Street, Portland.

Burial will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.

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

Layton MarlenePortland, ME – Marlene Mae Layton, 73, of Portland, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at her home. Her death occurred just hours apart from her brother Lowell Morton.

She was born in Houlton, ME on October 23, 1939, a daughter of the late Hazen Sr. & Edrie Eldora (Richards) MacDonald. She grew up in Marsadis, ME, attending local area schools an attended Lee Academy.

She worked as a unit assistant for Mercy Hospital for many years and then went to work for the Barron Center before retiring.

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Susan Cook of Portland, her two grandchildren Shamika and Adam and three great grandchildren Treyvonnte, Damaris and Samaura. She also leaves three sisters Sandra Lee Gudino and her husband Juan of San Jose, CA, Ursula Greenlaw and her husband Larry of Oakfield, ME and Rose James and her husband Steven, as well as four brothers Austin Shannon and his wife Carol of Canada, Hazen Shannon Jr. of Missouri, Gerald Shannon of Texas and Norman Ginish and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Byron Shannon, Geraldine Shannon and Lowell Morton.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Beacon Hospice, especially Marlene’s C.N.A. Michelle and Home Health Care Solutions, especially Sadia for their care and support during these difficult times.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life/Party on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1 pm at 10 Congress Square Plaza in the community room on the 6th floor. To enter, please dial apt # 304 and you will be let in.

Burial in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, ME will be held at a later date.

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

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

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Cancer Unit

22 Bramhall Street

Portland, ME 04102

BedellRichard101Scarborough, ME – Richard D. Bedell, 74, of Standish died on February 2, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House following a brief illness. He was the husband of Margo M. (Hubbard) Bedell.

He was born in Kittery, ME on December 20, 1938, a son of the late Robert O. & Alta (McLaughlin) Bedell. He grew up in Kittery, attending local area schools and graduated from Kittery High School.

Richard’s working career began in the woods & dowel factory. Later he helped his Father run their fishing and tackle shop in Solon, ME. He retired from Burnham & Morrill in 2008.

He had a passion for hunting and fishing and he also volunteered for many years for RTP.

Besides his loving wife Margo, he is survived by nephews David Stevens, his wife Vicki and their family, Patrick McLaughlin, his wife Patricia and their family as well as other nephews and nieces Cheryl Unterkoefler, Mark Bedell, Jill Jean, Angie Poole, Sandra Robinson and Brenda Bedell. He was also the brother of the late Clifton Bedell, Betty Stevens and Rachel McLaughlin.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road

Scarborough, ME 04074

 

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