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.

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.

Cumberland Center – Edie Claire (Blake) Blakelund, 51, of Cumberland Center lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the home of her close friend Susan Vold.

 

She was born on March 4, 1963 in Inglewood, CA a daughter of the late Milton Churchill & Thelma (Brown) Blake Jr.

 

Edie was a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 171 and an Advisor for the New Marblehead Chapter DeMolay.

 

She is survived by her son Everett Reid Blakelund and her fiancée Dale Goodwin, both of Cumberland as well as her sister Sheila Welt of California.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 964 River Road, Windham; A pot luck supper to follow to remember and celebrate her life.

Portland, ME – Patricia L. (Bridges) Hoffman, 67, of Portland passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Seaside Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late William Hoffman, who passed away in 1997.

She was born in Calais, ME on March 1, 1947 a daughter of the late Guy & Phyllis (Moores) Bridges.

Patricia was worked for a short time in the 1980’s as a CNA for Seaside Nursing Home.  She also was a member of the Portland Eagles; she enjoyed crocheting and loved family gatherings as well as anything that brought her family together.

She is survived by her five children, William Hoffman and his wife Maria of Raymond, Michael Hoffman and his wife Brenda of Westbrook, David Hoffman of Portland, Timothy Hoffman and his wife Christina of Portland and Dan Hoffman and his wife Sharene of Westbrook.  She also leaves thirty one grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren as well as two brothers David Bridges and his wife Ruthie of South Portland and Michael Bridges of Quebec, Canada and her sister Donna Bridges of Reno, CA.  She was also the sister of the late Richard Bridges.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.  A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Chapel.

Interment will follow in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham, ME.

 

Lewiston, ME - Joan St. Laurent, 71, of Lewiston, Maine, formerly of Ft Myers, FL., died at her sister’s home on July 29th after a long illness. She was predeceased by her partner Lorraine J. Breton.

She was born on March 16, 1943 in Lewiston Maine to Laurier St. Laurent and Jeanne Fournier St. Laurent. She attended Holy Family Parochial School, Lewiston High School, Central Maine General School of Nursing, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She worked as a Nurse Anesthetist at Collier Hospital in Ft Myers, Fl. and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, Ct.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Lights Catholic Church in Ft Myers Florida where she volunteered. She loved to travel the world and was proud of her Native America ancestry.

She is survived by her sister Linda St. Laurent Dubois and her husband Fern of Lewiston, ME; two nieces Stacy Dubois Dion and her husband Tom of Derry, NH and Cindy Dubois Gal and her husband George of Winchester, MA; her boys, Richard Breton and his wife Doris of Rochester, NH and Daniel Breton and wife Barbara of Plainfield, CT.

Funeral will be held on Saturday August 9th 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lewiston Maine.

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

The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her memory to Shriners Hospital for Children 2900 Rocky Point Tampa FL 33607.

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