Died: Monday, September 24, 2012
 
Scarborough, ME – James H. Lash, 83, of Portland died on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was predeceased by his wife of almost fifty years, the late Ellen (Tripp) .
 
Jim was born on January 8, 1929 in Geneseo, IL a son of the late Clarence R. & Esther (Brauns) Lash. He grew up in Geneseo and attended local area schools and graduated from the local high school. He then went on to obtain his Masters in Theater. 
 
Jim was a college professor of theater for a time and also an actor, doing some summer stock, as well as independent movies. In the mid 1980’s, while touring with the show, they  discovered and fell in love with Boothbay Harbor and he and his wife moved there and opened a bookstore. They retired to Peaks Island in 1990.
 
He was a member of the National Nature Conservatory and greatly enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He was also an avid sailor.
 
The last of his immediate family he is survived by many dear friends.
 
A private memorial service will be held for his close friends.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Jim’s guest book.
 
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in his memory to:
American Stroke Association

Gorham – Elinor C. (Rogers) Henckel, 85, of Gorham died on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her home at 97 Day Road, Gorham.  She was the wife of the late William Henckel, who died in 1998.

Elli, called by those who knew her, was born on June 16, 1927 in Quincy, MA a daughter of the late Albert O. & Irma A. (Reviere) Rogers.  She lived in Quincy, MA before moving to Marblehead, MA.  From there, she moved to Gorham, ME where she met and married the love of her life William Henckel. 

She worked as a cashier for Foodland Supermarket in Salem for a number of years before retiring in 1988.

Elinor enjoyed doing puzzles and playing all types of card games as well as reading, especially anything by her favorite author Debbie Macomber. 

She is survived by her daughter Claire Losardo of Arkansas; two step sons James “JC” Henckel of Scarborough, ME and Paul Henckel of Old Orchard Beach and a step daughter Catherine Henckel.  She was also the step mother of the late Johnny Henckel.  She also leaves her cousins Pauline (Reviere) Holiman and her husband Norm of Narragansett, RI, Leslie (Reviere) Whidden of Quincy MA and George Reviere and his wife Lois of Kingston, MA as well as three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Grace Santierre, Alberta Birchmore, Norma Robinson, Irma DePolo, Albert Rogers and Paul Rogers. 

In the final months of her life Blanche and Shiri McNiel and Norma Robinson tended to her every care and need.  The family also wishes to thank Allison, Amy, Eddi and Cindy as well as the entire staff of Southern Hospice of Maine for their support and care.  Also Auntie wanted to thank to give a special thanks to those who attended her reminiscing birthday party; Cheryl, Karen, Tom, Dawna and Blanche; thanks for the beautiful day!

A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date 

She will be buried next to her husband in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham 

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland.  Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Elinor’s guest book. 

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

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

www.stjude.org

Died: Friday, September 14, 2012
 
Bobbie Callahan - explorer, pioneer, survivor and humanist - passed away Friday, Sept. 14th, 2012 after life rich with friends and full of love.
 
She was born and grew up in Portland, ME graduating from Deering High School in 1971. Bobbie was the most loyal of friends, discreet and non-judgmental. She embodied the best characteristics of her humanitarian, democratic star sign, Aquarius. Her greatest legacy is the loving memories that her many friends and family will always cherish. Bobbie lived her life to the fullest on her own terms.
 
She was talented artist, and enjoyed reading autobiographies and the old movie classics. She worked as a Master Hair Stylist in San Francisco and had many celebrity clients. Her career continued when she moved back to Maine with Regis Hair Salon. She had a huge heart and a kind and caring nature, a bright light in all our lives and will be sadly missed.
 
She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Leona Callahan and her sister Margie MacDougall.
Survived by: sisters Jean Perry of Renton, Washington, Linda Grover of Gorham, Maine, Jennifer Harvey of Portland, ME; brothers Frank Callahan and wife Barbara of Portland, John Callahan and wife Elaine of California, brother-in-law William MacDougall of Standish, Maine and many nieces, nephews and friends.
 
There will be a celebration of her life for close friends and family at Blackstone Cafe on Pine Street Portland on Friday September 21st from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Bobbie’s guest book.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation at 39 Broadway, Suite 2, New York, NY 10006 or athttp://www.liverfoundation.org

Portland, ME – Willis Hamilton Lovejoy, 91, of Portland died on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Muriel (Spring) Lovejoy.
 
He was born in Old Town, ME on November 1, 1920 a son of the late Howard A. & Sonie M. (Hamilton) Lovejoy.
 
He was raised on the family farm in Chester, Maine, and moved to North Anson, Maine in 1935. He graduated from Anson Academy in 1939, where he lettered in several sports including basketball and baseball. His love of sports continued throughout his life and he spent many weekends and evenings watching the Red Sox.
 
He was a member of the Greatest Generation, serving in Africa and Europe during World War II. He was inducted in the Army October 7, 1942 in Bangor, Maine.   He entered active duty October 21, 1942 and served with Headquarters Company, 85th Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy from January 2, 1944 to November 15, 1945. He participated in Rome-Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley Campaigns and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal. He achieved the rank of Corporal.
 
He married the love of his life, Muriel Spring, on May 22, 1948 in Keene, N.H.
 
Following the war, he owned or operated several gasoline stations in Maine. He later worked for W. H. Hinman, Inc., and the Maine State Department of Transportation, in engineering.
 
He is survived by his wife Muriel; his daughters Barbara Dyer of Portland and Rebecca Kees and her husband Gerald of Lakeland, Florida; his grandchildren, Christopher Dyer, Jennifer Dyer Goodwin and her husband Jeffrey, Amy Gallant Foelsche and her husband Karl, and Holly Gallant Wilson and her husband Chad; great-grandchildren Eric Goodwin, Morgan Goodwin, Sarah Wilson and Dia Foelsche; his sister, Shirley L. Goodwin of Marietta, Georgia, and a niece.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial services on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress Street, Portland.
 
 Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Willis’ guestbook.
Died: Nov 23, 2012
Robert H. Morrissey
Scarborough, ME – Robert H. Morrissey, 75, of Scarborough and formerly of Millbury, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, November 23, 2012 with his family beside him.
 
Robert was born on June 1, 1937 in Worcester, MA a son of the late John & Gertrude Morrissey. 
 
He was a truck driver for many years for E.L. Harvey before retiring and was an avid NASCAR and football fan.
 
He leaves behind his loving wife Barbara A. (Reno) Morrissey and his four children John Morrissey, Mark Budreau, Michelle Priest and her husband Peter and Troyann Morrissey and her partner Brian Adams. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as three brothers, John, Mike and Mark Morrissey and a sister Roseann Partridge of Florida.
 
There will be no services.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Robert’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory can be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074

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