North Yarmouth – Kenneth Austin Davis, 64 of North Yarmouth went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 30, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a valiant 14 year battle with throat cancer before succumbing to complications of COPD; leaving behind the love of his life, Bonniejean (Nimblett) Davis, his wife of ten and a half years.

Kenny was born November 17, 1949 in Bangor Maine a son of the late Harold and Doris (Gaddas) Davis. He attended school in Ellsworth, Maine, where he could be found playing baseball or racing cars in Winterport. He was a U.S. Army Veteran; he served three tours in Vietnam as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a fisherman by trade, harvesting fish, scallops and lobster in several places including Frenchboro. Being surrounded many wonderful fisherman and friends.

Ken also loved to garden, his yard was his pride and joy. He also enjoyed feeding the birds in his yard, building bird feeders for many of them.  He also leaves his beloved dog Norman and his Maine Coon-Cat, Black Cat George. Ken also enjoyed his road trips with a wonderful kid and fishing partner, his step son Mike Brown. They would travel to the island of Frenchboro, Stonington and Deer Isle. His “Neighborhood Family” will surely miss his Kubota Tracker and Snow blower next winter almost as much as they will miss Kenny.

Along with his wife and parents he leaves behind many loving family members: Two step sons Christopher and John, his Daughters April Dawn (Davis) Curtis and her husband.  He also leaves three very special grandchildren; Elijah and Amber Wiggins and Harley Nimblett. Who were all by his side to comfort him as he said goodbye. Ken also leaves a sister Linda (Davis) Griffin and her husband Scott. He also leaves three half-brothers and his lifelong and best friend Joseph Martin.  He was also the uncle of the late Ed Raymond York.

Through his battle with cancer he was treated by the wonderful staff at Tougus. This was his home away from home; he made many new friends and extended “family” during his time there, most notably John Lunt and his wife Rebecca.  John having ended his battle before Ken, he was deeply missed.  We would like to thank Dr. Lemay and the staff for taking such wonderful care of such a dear man.

Kenny will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Lamoine.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday May 11th at Noon at the Davis residence: 261 Hallowell Rd North Yarmouth, Maine.

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to:

The Maine Cancer Foundation

170 US Route 1, Suite 250

Falmouth ME 04105

 

Portland – Donald S. Beal, 65, of Saco, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Pamela F. Beal née Pendleton.

Born on September 23, 1948 in Augusta, ME to the late Edmund & Blanche (Grindle) Beal, he spent the better part of his childhood in Saco and graduated from Thornton Academy in 1967.  In October of 1967, he married his best friend and high school sweetheart, Pamela.

Don worked for the State of Maine in the Department of Health and Human Services for twenty-eight years before retiring in 2008.  He grew up attending the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco, where he sang for twenty-five years with his wife, Pamela, accompanied by his mother on the organ.  

As a young adult, he and his wife became active in Community Theater, performing with the Portland Players, Portland Stage Company, Lyric Theatre and the Magic of Christmas. Together, they also began a summer theatre in Kennebunk, ME.

Don will be most remembered for his love of family, music and humor. His ability to make others laugh has endeared him to many and showed he did not take life or himself too seriously.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Besides his wife of 47 years, he is survived by his three children: Erika Dewitt and her husband Steve of Homosassa, FL; Stephanie Beal, a recent graduate of Boston University, of Saco; and Krystian Beal, currently studying at the University of Maine in Orono.  He also leaves two grandchildren, Kortney and Kai. He is also survived by his brother Rev. Dr. Richard Beal and his wife, Joan, of Norway, ME, as well as several nieces and nephews. Don was also the father of the late Andrew C. Beal, who passed away in 1984.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco, 60 School Street, Saco with a reception to follow at the church.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory can be made to:

Donald Beal Memorial College Fund

c/o People’s Choice Credit Union

23 Industrial Park Road

Saco, ME 04072

Scarborough, ME -- Jeffrey A. Marsh, 50, of Falmouth died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Gosnell Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on March 20, 1964 in Portland, ME a son of Robert D. & Patricia A. (Brouillard) Marsh Jr.  Jeff grew up in Falmouth, attending local schools and graduating from Falmouth High School in 1982.  He was employed as an automotive painter both for Portland Collision before being forced to retire due to illness.

Jeff’s favorite place to be was at the family camp in Milton, NH. He especially loved getting out on Townhouse Pond early in the morning where he could be found fishing.  He always kept records of the kind of fish he caught and the length and weight.  He was always ready for a game of croquet or scrabble with his nephews.  The results of his flower gardening was deeply appreciated by the family.  He was always on the lookout for new plants to set out.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Kathy Prewitt and her husband Clay of York, ME.  He also leaves three nephews, Klye, Michael and Matthew Prewitt of York and a niece Danielle (Marsh) Bubar and her husband Michael of Parsonsfield.  He also leaves his sister in law Carla Marsh of E Baldwin.  He was predeceased by his brother, Robert.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Milton, 7 Steeple Street, Milton, NH.  A Celebration of  life is being planned for late spring.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeffrey’s name can be made to:

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road

Scarborough, ME 04074

Saco – Michael A. Green, 55, of Saco passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.  He was the husband of Kelly A. (Larson) Green.

Mike was born in Waterville, ME on October 30, 1958 a son of the late Floyd Welch and Lucy Green.

Besides his wife Kelly, he leaves behind his two daughters Sarah Green and Jessica Crosby, his son Michael Green, granddaughters Gabriella, Alyssa and Anastasia, his sister Shirley Nappi and her family and his best friend (his dog) “Runt”.

Michael lived his life as a master of his trade, a carpet installer; he also enjoyed vacationing with his family and spending quality time with his grandchildren.  He was a very hard worker and a dedicated grampa, husband and father. He will be truly missed by many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the American Legion, 17 Dunn Street, Westbrook, ME.

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

 

Westbrook, ME – Hilda Rose (Trynor) Brown, 59, of Westbrook died on April 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by love.  She was the wife of Timothy Brown.

Hilda was born on September 28, 1954 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Edward & Hilda (Freil) Trynor.  She was raised in Portland, attending local area schools.

The most important thing in Hilda’s life was her family; she lived and breathed for them and she considered them the light of her life.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children Lynn, Kirk, Majiq and Heather; her grandchildren Jasmyn, Alec, Kyle, Izabella and Christopher and her great granddaughter Autumn.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12 – 4 p.m. at her home, 142 Cumberland Street, Westbrook.

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

 

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