Died: Monday, October 22, 2012

Portland, ME – Robert Milford Jackson, 72, of Porter and formerly of South Portland died on Monday, October 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine M. (Tuttle) Jackson. For a complete obituary, service information and to sign Bob’s guestbook, please visit www.advantageportland.com
 
He was born in Rumford, ME on June 4, 1940 a son of the late Milford & Shirley (Frost) Jackson. He grew up in South Portland, attending local area schools and was a Maine resident most of his life.
 
Bob was a welder, working for Maine Tank until retiring due to an illness in 1998. For the past four years, he had been volunteering at the Brownfield Food Pantry in Brownfield, ME.
Bob was described as a jack of all trades and a master of none. He liked a finding a good bargain and enjoyed looking for them at yard sales and goodwill. He also loved his cats, especially Fluffy, his favorite.
 
Besides his wife of 44 years, he is survived by his son William Tuttle and his fiancée’ Tammy McCormick of Porter, his two sister-in-laws Shirley and Donna, two nieces Mary & Lori as well as three sisters, one brother and several other nieces and nephews.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 733 Main Street, Westbrook followed by a graveside service in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland at approximately 11 am officiated by Pastor Rich Gustafson.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Brownfield Food Pantry
701 Pequaket Trail
Brownfield, ME 04010
Died: Friday, October 19, 2012

KENNEBUNKPORT – After a brief illness, Courtney George Austin died on Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarbourgh. He was 71. Mr. Austin was born in Biddeford, Maine, on March 24, 1941, the oldest son of the late Courtney Chester and Gertrude Austin. As a young boy, he was raised by his maternal grandparents, the late George and Nancy McLean, in Turbat’s Creek, later recalling that they were “so poor that they ate lobster everyday” – referring to a time before lobster became popular and fishermen had to live on their catch.

He was taken in by the Small Family, owners of the Shawmut Inn, when he was twelve years old, living and working at the famous oceanfront resort as a busboy, waiter, and Maitre d’ until his early twenties. Because the Shawmut was an “American Plan” hotel, guests were served three full meals a day, meaning long hours for $10 a week plus tips. All the same, Mr. Austin always remained grateful to the Smalls and afterward told countless stories about the colorful, even outrageous, personalities of staff and guests who returned year after year, including actors Charles Laughton, Jane Morgan, Betty White and Bette Davis.

Graduating from Kennebunk High School in 1959, he studied accounting in Portland and served six years in the Maine Air National Guard. While still working nights at the Shawmut, Mr. Austin was an accountant at Mainco, a large school supply company operated out of a mansion on the Kennebunk River, before founding Austin Co. Ltd. in 1965, opening Austin’s Hardware, Goodies Candies, The Inn Town Hotel, and other commercial properties in Dock Square. His stores were well known for their unique stock of cooking utensils for “gourmets and gadgeteers.”

Although he and his wife, Gail, wintered in Vero Beach, Florida, they returned to Maine every summer. For those who knew him, Mr. Austin was a window into what it was like growing up in an undeveloped Kennebunkport, where people still had outhouses, saw the Fire of ’47, walked across Cape Porpoise Harbor when the salt water froze once during the winter, and there were few houses between the Colony Hotel and the Shawmut Inn.

Mr. Austin is survived by Gail, his wife of 47 years, his brother Michael, his children, Steven, Ian, and Alyson, and his grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Hana, Morgan, and Andrew. A memorial service will be announced in the spring.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the

Kennebunkport Historical Society

125 North Street  

Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Died: Monday, October 15, 2012
 
Scarborough, ME – Donald M. Adams, 63, of Biddeford and formerly of Pecos, New Mexico died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  He was the husband of Autumn D. (Witcraft) Adams.
 
He was born in Waterville, Maine on January 19, 1949 a son of the late Donald R. Adams & Ellen A. (Phillips) Durkee. He grew up in Portland and attended Portland schools.
 
During the Vietnam War he proudly served his country in the US Army.  He was a member of the VFW.
 
Don worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years and then as a truck driver for the US Post Office before retiring in 1995.
 
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his stepfather Bob Durkee; children Seanna Lobue and her husband Chris, William Adams and his wife Sophia and Dawn Adele Adams and her fiancé James Goodine. He leaves five grandchildren, Autumn, Caleb, Devon, Hailee Jo and Katrina; his three sisters Sylvia White and her husband Fred, Elizabeth White and her husband John, Peggy Strout and her husband Cliff, and his brother Randall Adams and his wife Pam along with several nieces and nephews.
 
He was an avid dog lover and will be missed by his two labs Luke and Sam, his Rottweiler Rowdy and his Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua, Pito, who was by his side until the end.
 
Services will be held at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
 
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
or
Portland Vet Center
475 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Died: Friday, October 19, 2012

Scarborough -- Timothy James Crilley passed away October 19 of esophageal cancer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 19, 1948, the youngest of five.  He was the son of Elizabeth (Rafferty) and Patrick Crilley.
 
Tim grew up in the shadow of Motown in a time when the city was thriving. His love of music came from listening to bands in their early stages of discovery. His musical taste was varied, from Motown, to the heavy metal bands of the‘60s and ‘70s, and back to soul and the blues.   
 
Although he adopted the Red Sox and the Patriots, his heart was always with the Detroit Tigers and the Lions. He loved a variety of movies including anything and everything of interest to his 6 year old granddaughter. He also enjoyed cooking and considered his chili to be world-renowned. In the early days of moving to Portland, sitting at Rosies with a Rolling Rock among friends and colleagues was part of his routine.
 
After serving in the army, he attended colleges in Michigan and California where he pursued a degree in nursing.  Ultimately, he found his true calling in newspapers. He worked in circulation departments from Maine to California and back again. He was the consummate newspaper person, doing whatever it took to reach circulation goals while maintaining his integrity.  
 
It was at the Portland Newspapers in 1989 where he met his wife, Patty. After moves to Michigan, Oregon, and back to Maine, Tim and Patty settled in West Gardiner. In 2003, they were married in the garden at their home. During this time, Tim was Circulation Director of the Central Maine Newspapers, retiring in 2009.    
 
Tim is survived by his wife, Patricia Bamford-Crilley of South Portland, step-daughter, Tracy D. Towle, her husband, Jason E. Towle and the love of his life, his 6 year old granddaughter, Jillian M. Towle, of Augusta. He will be sadly missed by his little dog and constant companion, Winston and by Sydnee the cat. He is also survived by a daughter, Erin Turri and a son, Joshua Crilley. He is survived by his sister, Jeanne Wicker, from Detroit, nephews, Craig Conners, Kenneth Conners, niece, Krista Nawrocki and their families; nephews, Kevin Crilley, Mike Crilley and niece, Kathy Crilley and their families; nephews, Jeff Crilley and Mark Crilley and their families. He is predeceased by his brothers, Lin, Patrick and Dennis Crilley.
 
Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their kindness and care of Tim and his family during his brief stay there. Thank you to the BBRGs for their continued love and support of our family and especially to Cindy, our angel here on earth. Also thank you to the many friends and neighbors for their phone calls, visits and meals. 
 
Please come and share a celebration of Tim’s life to be held on the 28th of October at 11:30 am at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Avenue, Portland. There will be a luncheon immediately following. 
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
 or the charity of your choice. 
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Tim’s guestbook.
 
 

Died: Saturday, October 13, 2012
 
Lewiston- Charlotte J. (Goulet) Lessard, 88 passed away after a short illness at d'Youville Pavilion.
 
She was born July 30, 1924 in Lewiston, one of 16 children, to Ernest and Sylvia (Turcotte) Goulet.
 
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her for making them laugh and smile every day.
 
She is survived by two sons George P.Lessard and wife Diane of Lisbon Falls, Paul R.Lessard and wife Susan of Auburn and one daughter Charlene Arruda of Mass; two brothers, George Goulet of Lewiston and Paul Goulet of Sabattus, a step-brother Dick Goulet of Lewiston; four sisters, Rachelle Hendersen and Suzanne Platten of California, Vivian Roy of Lewiston and Pauline Gelinas Dubois of Minot and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also leaves a beloved friend and sister-in-law Fernand Carey of Florida. 
 
She was predeceased by her husband Paul N.Lessard , daughter Sandra L.Veilleux, son Richard E.Lessard and son-in-law Manuel Arruda, as well as one sister, Madelaine; eight brothers, Robert, Richard (Cookie), Marcel (Mike), Raymond, Camille, Albert (Buzz), Romeo and Roger Goulet.
 
The family wants to thank the Staff at d'Youville Pavilion for their special care and love they gave her.
 
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Charlotte’s guestbook.

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