Saco, ME Lucia Tovar Moreno of Saco, Maine passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Lucia was born on July 7, 1931 in New York, New York. She was the daughter of Elena Gómez Salcedo and Camilo Tovar Villota. Lucia’s parents were descendants of very old aristocratic Spanish families of Bogotá, Colombia, South America. At the age of four, her parents returned to Bogotá to rejoin their extended families. It was there where she received her formal education.
Lucia received her baccalaureate from the Gimancio Femenino in 1947, and studied Bacteriology at the Universidad Javeriana (Xavier University), both in Bogotá.
There she met her beloved husband of 64 years, hydraulics civil engineer Héctor Moreno-Gómez. The young couple, with their two oldest children, Luis Fernando and Cristina, moved to New York City after Héctor was offered an engineering position there. Their youngest son, Charles, was born in the City. The family moved to Cheshire, Ct. in 1968.
After raising her children, Lucia returned to her passion for academics and medicine. She graduated from Quinnipiac University of Connecticut as a registered nurse. In Connecticut she worked in neo-natal care at UCONN Medical Center, Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Rafael’s Hospital, and Yale New Haven Hospital. For 20 years, Lucia served as a public health nurse for the schools for City of New Haven. Lucia was known for her compassion with children and for AIDS patients. She lent her multilingual abilities to their health care.
Lucia and Héctor retired to Saco where they enjoyed the beauty of Maine’s nature, their friends of the Spanish Table, their many summer lobster bakes at Cristina’s, little trips, and midnight shopping with her daughter and friends. Lucia also taught at the University of New England, with Cristina, in a pilot program of Spanish for medical students. She was an active member of the Southern Maine Medical Woman’s Auxiliary. Lucia and her husband were active members of the Democratic Committee of Saco and participated in many gubernatorial, senatorial, congressional, and presidential campaigns.
Lucia was known for her wonderful exuberance, her noble heart, her kindness and generosity. When Lucia entered a room she touched everyone with her whirlwind energy, her lovely green eyes and smile, her elegance, and the gift for telling great stories with laughter and sunshine. Lucia was known for her love of medicine, World History, women’s and children’s causes, and politics. She was an aficionada for music, piano, theater, ballet, dance, song, and anything Russian. Lucia’s love of travel added much to what she taught and shared. Most of all, she loved sharing with everyone stories and anecdotes about her loving family and how proud she was of their accomplishments. She was a wonderful wife, mom, and friend. She was our Mimi.
She is survived by her husband, Héctor, their children and spouses: Luis Fernando Moreno and daughter-law Debbie of Vestal, New York, Cristina Moreno Trahan and son-in-law Paul of Camp Ellis, Saco, Maine, and Charles Moreno and daughter-in-law Laurie of Strafford, New Hampshire. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jason Trahan of Richmond, Maine, Jessica Moreno Trahan, Los Angeles, Andrew Moreno of San Francisco, Stephen Paul Trahan of Los Angeles, Benjamin Moreno of Philadelphia, Adriane Moreno of New York, Lydia Moreno of Fairfax, Va., and Ethan Moreno of Strafford. She was predeceased by Matthew Moreno.
A spiritual celebration of our beloved Lucia will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20th at 1:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco at 60 School St.
The family will receive guests following the memorial service at the church.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation in Lucia’s name be made to:
ALS Association Northern New England Chapter
10 Ferry Street Suite 309
Concord, NH 03301
VNA Home Health and Hospice of Maine.
50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Portland, ME – George H. Gagliarde Jr., 89 of South Portland died on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by family. He was the husband of Donna L. (Stone) Gagliarde.
He was born on May 22, 1925 in Portland, ME a son of the late George H. & Doris (Macdonald) Gagliarde Sr. George grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduating from Portland High School in 1943. After high school he went on to attend Portland Junior College and then Syracuse University.
He served his country from 1943 -1946 as a member of the US Navy Seabees in the South Pacific Theater during WWII. As part of the 91st battalion, C.M.U. 529, he helped build hospitals, bases and airstrips for our incoming troops, often while under fire.
George was employed as a bookkeeper throughout his life, most memorably at the Ramada Inn on Congress Street in Portland, where he was also the comptroller and assistant general manager until retiring in 1997. He had many fond memories from his time there.
He was active in the Lyric Theater and part of the Halleluiah Chorus, performing Handel’s Messiah with the PSO for many years. He belonged to various bowling leagues and, as an avid reader, belonged to many book clubs. George also started compiling a newspaper scrapbook history of WWII in 1939, which he worked on until shortly before his death.
Besides his wife of 43 years George is survived by his beloved sister Patricia Pelletier of Concord, NH, his children George H. “Skip” Gagliarde III and his wife Linda of Limington, ME, Ann Miles and her husband Bob of Portland, and Jennifer and Heather Gagliarde both of South Portland. He also leaves his grandchildren Krisite Miles of Boston, MA, Amy Woolls and her husband Nate of Cape Elizabeth, Kara Jacques and her husband Tyson of Sanford and Stephen Gagliarde of Portland, as well as his great grandchildren Abigail and Price Woolls and Miles Jacques, two nephews, a niece and several cousins.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the VNA Hospice workers.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with Military Honors on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign George’s guestbook and to leave memories and condolences for the family.
Memorial donations can be made to:
VNA Home Health and Hospice
50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106
OULTON, EDWARD B., 85 of Legacy Memory Care, Falmouth, formerly of Cumberland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sat., Nov. 29, 2014. Born in Portland on Aug. 5, 1929 to Frank E. Oulton, Sr. and Annie Gifford Oulton, the youngest of 4 children, attended Cumberland schools and was a graduate of Greely Institute.
He was the devoted and loving husband of Barbara Bean Oulton whom he met through Gospel Crusaders. A third generation dairy farmer, Edward and brother Frank Jr., operated the family farm on Winn Rd., Cumberland. While farming he also sold equipment & products for Jamesway, Grainger and Dion. He retired from farming in his late fifties when the farm was sold.
He went on to continue working on this same land, now known as The Falmouth Country Club, as a greenskeeper. After overcoming kidney cancer, he left their employ and went on to work as a driver for both RTP in Portland and later with Rowe Ford in Westbrook.
Over the years, he was a volunteer firefighter, served on the Board of Woodfords School in Portland, as Pres. of the local chapter of Good Sam’s RV Club (The Lake Region Wanderers), and was a member of the Maine Farm Bureau where he was a strong advocate for ME farmers.
Always a man with a strong faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ, he served for many years as a Deacon and Usher at the First Baptist Church in Portland. People were drawn to him by his friendly nature. As a compassionate and trusting man, many came to him for counseling and his Christian wisdom.
He loved to go camping with his wife & family. Starting out in a small 14’ trailer with created sleeping spaces for 7, they would vacation for only 1 week each year. In later years, he and Barb would purchase larger trailers and finally an RV which they traveled around the country in and spent a few winter weeks in FL visiting family & friends.
A jack-of-all-trades & mechanically inclined, he enjoyed fixing machinery and woodworking.
Ed will be sadly missed by his wife, Barbara, of 60 years; his daughter Carol Foster & husband Scot of W. Newbury, MA and their daughters, Hillary and Megan; his daughter Janice & husband Michael of Old Orchard Beach and their children Kristen Rodriquez & husband Enrique, Travis & wife Olya, Dustin & wife Elizabeth, Rebecca Brown, and Melissa Dorazio & husband Joseph; his daughter Lois Oulton of Portland; his son David Oulton & wife Jennie and their daughter Katie; son Christopher Oulton of Saco; and great-grandchildren, Owen & Lily Rodriquez. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Ed’s family wishes to thank the caring staff at Falmouth House & Legacy Memory Care at Oceanview, Southern Maine Dialysis, and Hospice of Southern Maine.
Family & friends are invited to visiting hours from 11:am-1:00pm with a funeral service following on Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Rd., Portland, with a reception to follow. Burial will be later in the spring at Blanchard Cemetery, Falmouth.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ed’s guestbook and to leave memories and condolences for the family.
Contributions may be made online in his memory to: Wycliffe Bible Translators and the American Diabetes Association.
Portland, ME – Following a brief illness, Lewis W. Marston passed away in Portland on Saturday, November 22, 2014 with his family by his side.
Born May 7, 1951 a son of Lloyd and Jean Marston of Norway, ME; he grew up in South Paris, graduating from O.H.H. S. and then Auburn School of Commerce majoring in accounting.
On August 24, 1974 and again on January 26, 2014 he married Julie (Williams) Marston and together they raised two children. In his free time he enjoyed playing cribbage with his co-workers, chatting on the fair circuit and spending time with his special granddaughter “Ali Bear”.
Lewis was a hard working father and husband, and he cherished every moment with his friends and family when he wasn’t working at the Southern Maine Flea Market, which he was a co-owner of.
Lewis is survived by his wife Julie of Old Orchard Beach, a son Patrick of Oxford, a daughter Dina and her husband Chris Poulin of Norway, a granddaughter Alexandra Poulin and an Aunt June Marston of Canton. He was pre deceased by his parents, Lloyd and Jean Marston, a brother Greg Marston and an Aunt Alma Marston.
A special celebration of life will be held in the spring.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Lewis’ guestbook and to leave memories and condolences for the family.
Also please visit www.forevermissed.com to view a tribute to Lewis.
Lewiston, ME – Nancy J. (Hern) Crean, 71, of Lewiston and formerly of Yarmouth, died on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at St. Mary d’Youville Pavilion. She was the wife of Walter F. Crean Jr.
Nancy was born in Portland, ME on March 9, 1943, a daughter of the late Arthur W. & Lucille B. (Knight) Hern, Merrill. She grew up in the Yarmouth area before moving to Peabody, MA for about 10 years. She moved back to Maine in 1973 after getting married.
She loved children and enjoyed babysitting and worked doing that in her younger years. Nancy then spent some time working for the former Freeport Convalescence Home, now known as the Hawthorne House. Her last job before retiring in 2005 was working for Montello heights in Lewiston.
Nancy enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, with family and friends. In her younger days she liked doing ceramics and as an adult got hooked on Beano. She also loved the 7 years that she and Walter spent as Foster parents. She also had fond memories of the many trips she took on the boat from Portland to Canada. Nancy always loved the time spent with family and her cat “Fuzzy.”
Besides her husband Walter, she is survived by her son Walter T. Crean and his partner Roy of Augusta, her daughter Cathleen Serois and her husband Jerry of Leeds, three grandchildren Kelsey and Melissa Williamson and Hunter Serois, and a great grandson. She also leaves four sisters, Diane Durkee and her husband Sidney and Connie Daoust and her husband Dan all of Naples, FL, Sylvia Merrill and her fiancée Arthur Brown of Yarmouth and Hope Cresswell of Washington State, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by Sister, Patricia Anderson, brother Henry Hern, Mother Lucille, Father Arthur, and Step Father Frank Merrill.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2015.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Nancy’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
The Parkinson’s Foundation