Died: Aug 16, 2012
Robert D. Mooers
Portland, ME – Robert D. Mooers, 74, of Gardiner died on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Manor after a battle with cancer.
 
He was born on April 10, 1938 in Gardiner, ME a son of the late Lewis M. & Bernice M. (Davis) Mooers. He grew up Gardiner attending local area schools and graduated from Gardiner High School.
 
Following high school, Bob joined the US Marine Corps and served his country before coming home at which time he went back to school and received an Associate’s degree from Thomas College. While attending Thomas College he also was given the Thomas Award. During his lifetime he went back to school several times and received a BS from the University of Maine, a CNA license from the Central Maine School of Nursing as well as obtaining a State public accountant’s license.
 
Bob held many jobs throughout his life; he owned and operated the F.N. Boston Fuel Company in Gardiner, from there he became the general manager of Gardiner Oil Co. He then went on to be Dist. Agent and security salesman for John Hancock. He also held several jobs as a public accountant including Artype, Inc., LaVandee, Inc. and the State Dept. of Education. His working career ending as a nursing assistant, working at the Veterans Hospital in Togus.  He also served as the Mayor of Gardiner from 1976 - 1978.
 
He was a member of the Highland Ave United Methodist Church in Gardiner as well as the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte, FL. He was also a member of the Gardiner Lions Club; he was the youth fellowship leader at Highland Ave United Methodist Church and a former member of the Highland Ave Methodist Church choir.
 
He is survived by his five children: David W. Mooers and his wife Sue of Hampden, ME; Richard L. Mooers and his wife Lisa of Waterford, CT; Robert L Mooers and Leslie Ellis of Dresden, ME; Holly J. Fontaine and her husband David of Edgerton, WI; Heather J. Dykes and her husband Mike of Naples, FL, and their mother Judith E. (McIntire) Cross of Port St. Lucie, FL.  He leaves a sister Barbara (Mooers) MacFarlane and her husband Larry of Litchfield, ME, seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Jeffrey S. Mooers who died in 1967 and brother of the late Altha (Mooers) Purdy.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Highland Ave United Methodist Church, Highland Ave, Gardiner.
 
Burial will be private.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island 
Topsham, ME 04086
Died: Aug 14, 2012
Doris D. Dargie
Lisbon, ME – Doris D. Dargie, 59, of Lisbon died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday August 14, 2012.
 
She was born in Lewiston, ME a daughter of the late Honore’ N. Dargie & Juliette S. (Caron) Dargie of Auburn. She attended local area schools and graduated from Edward Little High School.
 
She worked as a manufacturer for Cooper Industries.
 
Doris enjoyed using the computer and using social networking as a means to keep in touch with family and friends. She was also very fond of cats and loved spending time with family especially her mother.
 
 She is survived by her two brothers Raymond Dargie and his wife Shirley of Oxford and Roger Dargie and his companion Valerie Ritchie of Poland as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the aunt of the late Eric Dargie who died in 2004.
 
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 Doris’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island 
Topsham, ME 04086
Died: Aug 10, 2012
Selena R. (Himmelman) Soederberg
FALMOUTH-- Selena Ruth Soederberg, formerly of Concord MA and Stratham NH, died on August 10, 2012, at Maine Medical Center with her family close to her side and a thunderstorm raging outside. 
 
She was born on December 29, 1933 in Newton MA, the daughter of Helen Leonard and Asaph S. Himmelman of Houghs Neck (Quincy) MA. Selena was educated in Marlborough MA, earned her RN from Worcester Memorial Hospital in 1955 and for years poured her oversized heart into psychiatric nursing at Emerson Hospital’s Wheeler Three in Concord MA where she helped innumerable patients cope with disease.
 
Selena had a unique ability to look someone in the eyes and see what was special in them, as well as what was troubling them. Selena used this gift to brighten the day for just about everyone she met. She had an amazing grace and is greatly missed.
 
Selena is survived by her husband Harold F. Soederberg, her three children Catherine Wesinger of Brunswick ME; Eric Soederberg and wife Beth of Bedford, NH; and Lisa Miller and her husband Brian of Davis CA.   She was a proud “Grummy” to six grandchildren and aunt to many nieces and nephews that will keep her alive in their memories. Her brothers Ashaph Jr. and Bill, as well as her sister Martha Nelson survived her and she was predeceased by her brothers Leonard and Jerry.
 
As a “Dyed in the wool Democrat” Selena was active in protesting against the Vietnam War and a proud supporter of compassionate causes.   She loved her country.
 
She owed the last 15 years of her life to a transplanted kidney that she nurtured and protected at all costs. She held volunteer positions at the KT/DA to support renal disease patients and families.
 
Selena had a passion for pottery and loved to practice the art at the Emerson Umbrella in Concord MA. She was an avid Scrabble and Canasta player and lover of laughter. Selena spread her love with fresh baked Tollhouse cookies, apple and strawberry rhubarb pies with fresh fruit from her gardens.
 
A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street, Portland Maine on Sunday August 19th at 1:30pm.
 
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in her name to her favorite political candidate, or to the KT/DA (Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association Inc.).
Died: Aug 13, 2012
Ronald R. Rioux
Ronald R Rioux of Lisbon Falls died Monday August 13, 2012 at St Mary’s Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
 
He was born in Lewiston, Maine on February 13, 1948 the son of Robert L Rioux and Rachel Turcotte. He grew up in the Lewiston/Auburn area where he attended Bishop Healy’s Orphanage and Camp Don Bosco in Fayette. He graduated from St. Dominic Regional HS in 1966 and attended both the former Auburn Maine School of Commerce and the University of Southern Maine.
 
Later he made his home in Lisbon Falls where he married Sandra Sidelinger. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served in the US and abroad. He had a strong interest in antiques, old books and collectibles. He was an avid genealogist. 
 
He was predeceased by his mother and father and a brother Raymond Champagne. He is survived by his son Randal Rioux of Columbia, Maryland, a brother Normand L. Rioux and his wife Tina of Livermore, a sister Fernande G Champagne of Lewiston, and several nieces and nephews.
 
No services are planned.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ronald’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to:
St. Marguerite d’Youville Fund
c/o St. Mary’s Development Office
PO Box 7291
Lewiston, ME 04243
or online at www.stmarysmaine.com
Died: Aug 10, 2012
Lorraine J. (Meyers) Shea
Portland, ME – Lorraine J. (Meyers) Shea, 92, of Portland and formerly of Cinnaminson, NJ died on Friday, August 10, 2012 in Portland. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Rogers, who died in 1989 and the late Jack Shea who died in 2010.
 
She was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 9, 1920 a daughter of the late William J. & Agnes (Weidel) Meyers. Lorraine grew up in Palmyra, NJ, attending local area schools and graduating from Palmyra High School before moving to the neighboring town of Cinnaminson, where she would spend fifty years before moving to Portland Maine in June of 2010.
 
Lorraine was very proud of the fact that she worked as a secretary for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard during WWII. After which she married Joseph Rogers in 1943.
 
She enjoyed sports and volunteered coaching sports such as hockey and basketball.
 
She is survived by her two daughters Lorrie Maciag, owner of the Fore Street Gallery, of Portland and Janet Kurz and her husband Robert of Southport, NC. She also leaves her three grandchildren Andrei Maciag and his wife Ellie of Falmouth, ME and Robert and Chris Kurz both of Philadelphia, PA. Lorraine also leaves her beagle “Scooter” who was treated like a grandchild. She was also the mother –in-law of the late Dr. Thomas Maciag who died in 2004.
 
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 Lorraine’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Animal Refuge League
442 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092

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