Died: Monday, September 10, 2012
 
Lewiston – Rachel B. (Gagne) Kemp, 65, of Lisbon Falls passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late William J. Kemp III who died on August 22, 2004.
 
She was born in Westbrook, ME on October 22, 1946 a daughter of the late Hormidas L. “Mike” & Alma P. (Cantara) Gagne. She grew up in Westbrook attending local area schools, graduating from Westbrook High School. She married William on October 24, 1964. They resided in Raymond, Maine up until his passing, shortly after that she moved to Lisbon Falls with her daughter and son-in-law.
 
Rachel worked at numerous places of employment, Sylvania/G.E., Bradley’s, Microwave Technique, S.D. Warren, and up to her recent retirement, Wal-Mart in N. Windham and Brunswick.
 
She enjoyed reading romance novels, crocheting and playing Cribbage with anyone willing to go up against her. She also enjoyed scratch tickets and loved Bingo and the slots, making several trips to Foxwoods with her sister. Rachel was a kind and caring woman who was completely devoted to her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy, supporting them in whatever they did.
 
Rachel was predeceased by her sister C. Priscilla Fecteau, who passed away May of 2012.
 
She is survived by her three children Elizabeth Sullivan and her husband Jay of Lisbon, Michael Kemp and his fiancée Debbie Dow of Parsonsfield, and Suzanne Miller and her husband Jeffrey of Lisbon Falls. She also leaves her seven grandchildren William, Traci, Christopher, Sarah-Ann, Michael, Kolby-William, Aizyk-Michael and eight great grandchildren as well as a godson Dennis Fecteau of Standish and several nieces and nephews.
 
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital, your care and kindness can never be repaid.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Rachel’s Life on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church Life Center; 555 Lisbon Street, Lisbon Falls.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Rachel’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
St Mary’s ICU Fund
St Mary’s Development Office
P. O. Box 7291
Lewiston, ME 04243
Or
Barbara Bush Children Hospital
Development Office
Bramhall Street
Portland, Maine 04102
 
Died: Saturday, September 8, 2012
 
Portland, ME -- Michal R. Jensen, 69, of Portland died on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Seaside Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer. 
 
Michal was born in Souix City, Iowa on July 18, 1943 a daughter of the late Herman & Dona (McDonald) Rahn. She grew up in Souix City, attending local area schools. 
 
She served her country as a US Marine between 1963 and 1965. She lived in many areas across the country before moving to Maine in the late 1980’s.
 
She spent the last ten years working as a CNA for New England Rehab in Portland and prior to that did data entry for Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
 
She had an affinity for animals, rescuing several over the years and was devoted to her latest dog, Beauty. Michal also enjoyed shopping, which was her favorite pastime. It didn’t matter what she was shopping for, she enjoyed buying things for others. Walks along the beach, especially Old Orchard Beach, was also something she was very fond of.
 
She is survived by her three sons Donnie Benson and his wife Ronda of Miamisburg, OH, Bryce Jensen and his wife Nicole and Cory Jensen both of Portland. She also leaves six grandchildren Cody Benson, Christian Lockwood and his wife Ashley, Jennifer, Eric, Matthew and Sienna Jensen as well as a great grandchild Korbin Lockwood, a sister Patricia Keller and her husband John of Denver, CO and several nieces and nephews.
 
Services will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Michal’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory can be made to:
Almost Home Rescue
P. O. Box 9421
South Portland, ME 04116
or
American Lung Association
122 State Street 
Augusta, ME 04330

 
Died: Thursday, September 6, 2012
 
Casco, ME – Jerry E. Flowers, 70, of Casco died peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home after a long battle with cancer.  
 
Born in Portland, ME, he was the eldest of two sons from the late Hubert G. & Reta M. (Sellick) Flowers. His brother, John, passed away in 1993. Jerry grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School as a member of the class of 1959.
 
He enlisted in the US Marines, serving a four-year tour of duty. Upon returning to Maine, he attended and graduated from the Maine State Police Academy. Jerry was proud of his twenty-year service and was a dedicated and respected Trooper. He retired from the Maine State Police in 1984 as a Corporal at which time he moved to Florida, where he continued his law enforcement career as a parole officer for the state of Florida.  Jerry permanently returned to Maine in 1990 and completed his parents’ beloved camp for year round living. 
 
A passionate boater and fisherman, he spent endless hours on Sebago Lake and cherished his cabin cruiser “Pegasus.” Jerry also loved hunting, gardening, and piping hot Maine seafood. He was an animal lover, doting on his late dogs, Sheba and Butch.
 
Jerry is survived by his three children; Stephanie Black and her husband Charlie of York, Melissa Taylor and her husband Michael of South Berwick, Scott Flowers and his wife Elizabeth of Kittery, their mother Linda Flowers of Cape Neddick, and five grandchildren. 
He leaves behind significant other, Madeline, of Casco. 
 
Services will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Jerry’s guestbook or request additional information.
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to:
VNA Hospice
50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Died: Thursday, September 6, 2012
 
Portland – Julie Ann (Twombly) Marshall, 64, of South Portland, died on Friday, September 6, 2012 at Maine Medical Center.
She was born in Portland, ME on June 4, 1948 a daughter of the late Rodney “Earl” & Marjorie V. (Dennett) Twombly. Julie grew up in Portland attending local area schools and has been a southern Maine resident all of her life.
Julie worked at the old Hospital Pharmacy and then as a bookkeeper for Elm Ice & Oil in Falmouth. She most recently worked at the VFW in South Portland, which she was also a life member, as a bartender and cook.
She enjoyed all types of crafts as well as crocheting and was always cooking for family and friends.
She is survived by her three children Eugene Worcester of Westbrook, Lisa A. Worcester also of Westbrook and Daniel Worcester of Portland as well as her eight grandchildren Lena, Amanda, Heather, David, Stephanie, Steven, Brian and Nicholas and her five grand grandchildren Robert, Timothy, Kylee, Trevor and Iris as well as many good friends. She was also the sister of the late Charlotte Dinsmore and John Twombly.
 At Julie’s request there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
American Lung Association of Maine
122 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330

 
Died: Monday, September 3, 2012
Biddeford, ME – Joseph A. Cosmo, 69, of Biddeford lost his battle with Cancer on Monday, September 3, 2012 at his home. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley Mae (Hathaway) Cosmo who died July 23, 2008.
Joe was born on August 15, 1943 in Oaks Bluff, MA a son of the late Anna (Veira) Niles and son of the late Samuel Niles. He spent most of his life as a New Bedford resident, moving to Maine within the past 10 years.
He retired in 2006 after spending most of his life as a Scallop fisherman. He enjoyed riding Harley Motorcycles when he was able. He was always making people laugh and smile, with his jokes.  In fact, just one day before passing he was joking with his “princess” Josh (nephew). Joseph was very dedicated to his family and loved by all who met him.
He is survived by a son Joseph S. Cosmo and Heidi Dudley, a step son Danny Pauline and many grandchildren. He also leaves his siblings John, Jack, Jeff, Jessie, George, Starr, Donna and Samuel and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Randall and David Cosmo
At Joe’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 Joe’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Lung Cancer Foundation
1100 Industrial Road Suite 1
San Carlos, CA 94070

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