Portland, ME -- Margaret Rose Ashley Ladeau, 62, of South Portland, died on August 19, 2014, at Maine Medical Center.

Margaret was born on October 25, 1951 in Portland, ME, daughter of the late Philip F. Ashley and New Zealand born Margaret G. (Webb) Ashley. She was a South Portland resident all her life, attended local area schools, and graduated from South Portland High School.

Margaret loved loons, peach blossoms, Mary Janes, and she spent time volunteering as a Brownie Troop Leader.

Besides her mother, Margaret is survived by her daughter Trina R. Knowles and her husband Brian S. Knowles of Salisbury, MA, a son Philip Ladeau of South Portland, ME, brother Peter, sisters Paula, Charlene and Valerie, four grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.

Margaret has left us with memories of her undying spirit and gusto for life and laughter. We love you and revel in the thought that you will be enjoying the company of Dad, Larry, and Robin Williams.

If you would like to pay your respects or share a memory, please stop by the V (Village Park Variety) in Redbank between 3:00 and 6:00 on Saturday, September 27th.

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

New England Cancer Specialists

100 Campus Drive, Suite 108

Scarborough, ME 04074

Berwick, ME – Janet Thompson Brooks, 67, of Berwick, collapsed at home on Monday, August 18, 2014, her daughter Courtney was by her side.  Janet passed away shortly after being stricken at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, NH after being joined by her daughter Heidi and her best friend Roberta.  


She was born on March 21, 1947 in Rochester, NH a daughter of the late Stanley H. & Maude E. (McLeod) Thompson.  She was a graduate of North Berwick High School in 1965 and then went on to attend Ricker College in Houlton, ME.  She then married Dr. Ronald C. Brooks of Gorham and spent 23 years together, raising their two daughters.


She owned a small gift shop in Gorham called “The Cat’s Meow”, managed Serious Sun Tanning Salon in Portland for 5 years and was also a CNA for many years working in assisted living as well as home health care.  Janet fell in love with Naples, FL, after spending a few years living down south.


Janet taught Sunday school at the First Congregational Church in Gorham and was very close with Jesus Christ.  She was also a member of the Gorham Gardening Club.


She was an avid tennis player and was a member of the United States Tennis Association, until she was not physically able anymore.  She also enjoyed the beach, the ocean, loved music and loved to dance to Rod Stewart. Janet loved gardening and loved playing the piano.  Her greatest loves in life however, were her two daughters and her two grandchildren.  She would drop everything to help her daughters and did just that until her last days here on Earth.


Janet had an uncanny sense of humor and was always making folks smile and feeling loved; she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  She also had a great sense of style, which went well with her beautiful smile, sparkling blue eyes and had a beautiful soul.


“The meek shall inherit the Earth and the best things in life are for free” ~ Janet Brooks


She will be sorely missed by her two daughters and they will hold on to all the values, morals and faith she instilled in them.


She is survived by her two daughters Heidi (Brooks) Herrera and her husband Richard of Cape Elizabeth and Courtney (Adams) Brooks of Berwick as well as her two grandchildren Taylor Elizabeth Herrera and Andrew Paul Herrera, also of Cape Elizabeth.  She also leaves countless close friends including Roberta Godin, Janice Bayley, Sharon Tannerillo and many more. 


Her services will be private.


Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Janet’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.


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

American Heart Association

51 US Route 1, Suite M

Scarborough, ME 04074

Biddeford, ME - Linda Ann (Crozier) Rowe, 56, of Biddeford died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Southern Maine Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the longtime partner and companion of 25 years, Philip W. Rowe.

She was born in Portland, ME on March 26, 1958 a daughter of the late Norman B. and Annette D. (Collins) Crozier. Linda grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1976.

She became a CNA and worked a few years for Seaside Nursing Home as well as her own Home Care Business, Home Quality Care, however spent most of her time as a stay at home Mom. Linda had a passion for animals, especially dogs and cats; in fact it was a commonality for her home to have five cats at any time as she would rescue as many as she could.  She also was a collector; having extensive collections of magnets, bells, dolls and snow globes. Her most prized collection was anything M& M's, she specifically loved the characters.

Besides Philip, she is survived by her son Stephen Hayward and his wife Kelly (Mack) of Hollis, her two daughters Michelle (Hayward)Demers and her fiancé Vaughn Hanson of Biddeford and Melissa (Hayward) Mattson and her husband James of South Portland and her step son Philip Rowe III of Biddeford. She also leaves eight grandchildren Kayla Torrey and her husband Robert “Dave”, Kordell, Isaiah, Kyra, Corbin, Avery, James III and Liam. She is also survived by three extended family grandchildren Nicholas, Alex and Joey as well as a great grandchild on the way. Also her only sister Diana D. (Crozier) Cronin and her husband Mark of Gray.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 11a.m. - 1p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.

A private burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME.


Yarmouth, ME - Mr. Wesley Frank Harris, 69 passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Brentwood Rehabilitation Center.


He was born on April 17, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Charles Harris and his wife, the late Tamsen (Shadle) Harris. He married his school sweetheart, Loraine (Burck) Harris, while attending Princeton University. They were married 45 years and had 3 children.


After Mr. Harris obtained a BA at Princeton University, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary. He was the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in North Yarmouth for twenty five years, from 1984 to 2010.


Mr. Harris is survived by his three children: Deborah Elaine Harris of Nashville TN, Ruth Marie Harris of Cumberland, ME and David Wesley Harris and his wife Ruth (Miner) Harris of South Carolina and two grandchildren: Daniel Harris age three and Hannah Harris age eighteen months


There will be a memorial service at the North Deering Alliance Church, 1301 Washington Ave, Portland, on Friday August 22, 2014 at six pm.


In Lieu of flowers please make donations to:


North Deering Alliance Church


Benevolence Fund:


1301 Washington Ave


Portland ME, 04103

Auburn, ME -- Carl A. Frost Sr., 56, of Mechanic Falls went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 after a long bout with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Carl was born on July 15, 1958 in Lewiston, ME; a son of the late Raymond A. Frost and Dorothy E. (Hall) Frost of Mechanic Falls. 

Carl was a lover of music whether it was for the Beatles or the Eagles, or for his recent discovery of Christian music as an affirmation of his faith in Christ.  He was also a passionate genealogist, at least when it came to his own family tree; compiling and cataloging many of his family and ancestor's history throughout the years.  He had a special love for Brittany Spaniels, and enjoyed watching and identifying the birds that landed on his many bird feeders. 

Besides his Mother, he is survived by his four children Andrew Frost, his daughter Stacy, Carl Jr. and Timothy Frost, and his nine grandchildren.  He also leaves his brothers, Christopher Frost and wife, Jackie of South Paris; Greg Frost and wife, Karen of Melbourne, Florida, Michael Frost and partner Anita Chabot of Lewiston; Dana Frost and wife Julie of South Paris, Donald Frost and wife Linda of Mechanic Falls and his Sister, Theresa Toothaker and husband David of South Paris as well as his aunts and uncles and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. at The Pathway Vineyard Auditorium, 12 Foss Road, Lewiston.

Burial and committal prayers will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanic Falls.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Carl’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.

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