Yarmouth, ME -- Irene Ross Card, 81, passed away July 18, 2014 after a four year courageous battle against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She had family at her side for the last four days of her life and had spent the last three months at Bay Square at Yarmouth.
Irene was born in Hebron, Maine on Sept 16, 1932, the daughter of Reginald and Evelyn Hibbs Ross. The family moved to West Paris where Irene attended school. She was a graduate of West Paris High School in 1951 and later attended Bliss Business College. She lived in Lewiston and worked in the office of the Bates Manufacturing Company. In 1953, she married Al Card and thus began a 61 year marriage complete with two children and five grandchildren. During this period Irene worked as a secretary and ultimately retired from the State of Maine and the Office of Substance Abuse in 1994.
Irene was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Augusta and a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (Laureate Lambda Chapter) of Augusta.
She was predeceased by her parents and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband, Albert Card of Augusta; a daughter, Linda Card Leblond of Cape Elizabeth, a son-in-law, William Leblond, also of Cape Elizabeth, and their children Will and Ross Leblond; a son, Ryan Card, and his wife Leigh Ann and their children Hannah, Kathleen and Andrew, all of Woolwich; a brother, Wayne, and his wife Roberta of West Paris and their sons Rick, of Dresden, and Steve, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Sam and Ellie Leblond, of the Washington DC area.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 209 Eastern Ave, Augusta, ME.
Interment in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Irene’s honor to
Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
383 US Route One #2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
Life Choice Hospice
23 Spring Street, Suite C
Scarborough, ME 04074.
Scarborough ME - William Boccaleri, 72, of Old Orchard Beach-Passed away on Saturday, July 19,2014 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the Husband of Carol (Fradette) Boccaleri.
He was born in Camden, New Jersey on January 4, 1942 a son of the late William Robinson and Ellen (Robinson) Dugary.
He graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1996, with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Technical Leadership. He worked for many years as a quality Engineer at Data General and retired from Jotul in 2007. William was a life member of the Elk’s Lodge 1597 in Saco Maine.
Besides his wife of 35 years Carol, he leaves behind his daughter Natasha Fradette and her husband Guy Picard. His grandchildren Vanessa, Meggy, Justine and Cecilia, his sisters Margie Smith and Jackie Wunsch both from New Jersey as well as a Global Family of loved ones and friends.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Williams’s guestbook and leave condolences for his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd
Scarborough ME 04074
Falmouth, ME - Anita “June” Walker, 81, wife of the late Clinton R. Walker, passed peacefully in the presence of her loving family on July 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Arthur & Greta Sanson and was born in Portland, ME on August 14, 1932.
June was a longtime employee of Fairchild SemiConductors and in retirement was a hostess for Keeley the Caterers and the Italian American Heritage Club. As a charter member of Poland Spring Country Club, she had a great passion for golf and many friends who shared that interest. She was a talented dancer and flower gardener.
Surviving June are her daughter, Judith Lamoureux, and husband, Philip, of Falmouth, ME; her son, Dr. John Gallagher and wife, Lisa, of Portland, ME; step-daughters Sonia Johnson and husband, Marc, of Murfreesboro, TN; Sylvia Dillow and husband, James, of Kingman, AZ; Cathy Tozier and Cindy Rose, both of Smithfield, ME. Also surviving June is her sister and best friend, Carolyn Barter, and her husband, Richard, of Gray, ME. Additionally, ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grand children, two nieces and four nephews will dearly miss June’s presence in their lives.
A Memorial Service is being held to celebrate June’s life at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, ME. A luncheon will be shared in June’s honor directly following the service at the church.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign June’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd.
Scarborough, ME, 04074.
Scarborough, ME – Agatha Hilary (Cummings) Rogers, 84, of Howland, Maine, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late Maurice Cummings, to whom she was married for 49 years, and the late Rev. Calvin Rogers, to whom she was married to for seven years.
She was born in Lagrange, ME on February 6, 1930 a daughter of the late Lester & June (Ireland) Sawyer.
Agatha was an ordained minister and founding member of the Deliverance Center in Portland, where she was a teacher of their Bible College for many years. She was also a member of Full Gospel Assembly in Lagrange, ME.
She is survived by her children, Maurice Cummings of Berwick; Donna Small and her husband Richard of Commerce, GA; Sandra Morgan and her husband Timothy of Pownal; Donald Cummings and his wife Rose of Baldwin. She also leaves her step children James Rogers and his wife Sandra; Timothy Rogers and his wife Dottie and Cynthia Mattson and her husband Doug all of Old Orchard Beach, as well as her brother Maynard Sawyer of Lincoln, her sister Veronica of Augusta, seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Deliverance Center, 1008 Congress Street, Portland. A Funeral Service will follow at 12 p.m.
Burial will be held on Friday July 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Goulds Ridge Cemetery, Passadumkeag, ME with the Rev Ed Costeen of Full Gospel Assembly of Lagrange, ME officiating.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Agatha’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
Cape Elizabeth, ME -- Sally Mirick MacAuslan died peacefully on Sunday, July 13, 2014. She was 89 years old and had lived life joyfully, and with tremendous grace and dignity.
Sally was a life-long learner who inspired others to learn and to find joy in their world. Her passion for knowledge and the arts, and her curiosity for the adventures of family and friends, never ebbed.
Born on September 23, 1924 in Worcester, MA, Sally was the daughter of George H. and Ruth (Goodnow) Mirick. The family spent summers on their farm in Princeton, where Sally developed a love and curiosity for nature and the world around her. This led her to study Geology and Geography at Mount Holyoke College, where she finished her Bachelor’sdegree in three years. After college, Sally performed geological fieldwork in the Rocky Mountains and was employed by Harvard University for the American Geological Society.
Sally also passionately pursued her interest in music. At 15, she was encouraged by her aunt to take singing lessons, and she went on to study piano and voice privately, and then more formally at Mount Holyokeand the New England Conservatory of Music. She studied under some of the most renowned musicians of the day.She had a glorious voice and was a frequent soloist. However, Sally was by nature a modest and gracious person. She was much more interested in hearing about others' adventures than on dwelling on her own good fortune or considerable talents.
Sallymet her husband, Dr. Robert C. MacAuslan in 1947. Together they had five children whom they raised in Raymond and then Naples, Maine. Sally’s family was the primary source of joy in her life and they, in turn, were devoted to her. She quietly supported each of them, and many others; her tolerance and willingness to listen and to understand were legendary. She was admired by so many, frequently welcoming the extended families of her children into her home and her life. She did so with great generosity and an unconditional and giving spirit.
Sally was the Director of the Public Library in Bridgton for many years. She dedicated herself to her work there and showed keen and insightful leadership in improving the building and its services. At the time, the revitalized building was described by a board member as “a monument to Sally MacAuslan whose spirit, dedication and leadership made it a reality.” Sally also worked at Northern Cumberland Memorial (now Bridgton) Hospital as Medical Librarian. In both of these positions she displayed keen skill, modesty, and a generosity of spirit. She had enormous energy and continued to work part time at the hospital until the age of 80, when the onset of Parkinson ’s disease finally slowed her down.
Sally lived a rich life, full of music, education, and interesting people. Shewas a tireless leader whoserved her family and the community through civic and volunteer work. When her children were young, she was Coordinator of the Kennebec Girl Scout Council, and volunteered at the Naples Public Library and with American Field Service (the International Student Exchange Program). She was later a founding member and ongoing board member of the Deertrees (Theatre) Foundation, which restored the theater and allowed the building to return as a regional focal point for the performing arts. Sally performed in opera at Deertrees and then enjoyed an array of performing arts in the restored building, later in life. She was also a core member of the group that protected and preserved the McLaughlin Garden in South Paris. A one-time president of the Lakes Region Chamber Music Association, Sally also performed with the Maine Opera Guild and with the Maine Choral Arts Society. She loved the years she spent as a member of the Raymond Village Church and Bridgton Congregational Church Choirs.
Beyond her leadership, volunteerism and support of the arts, it was her determination and independence, along with an iron will to carry on in the face of adversity, that made her remarkable. In her final years, she rose every day with grace and dignity, going about a set of daily chores that might include gardening, knitting a scarf for someone in need, or doing countless strength and balance exercises to keep the worst of her disease at bay. She worked hard, with a sense of joy and without complaint. “Life is too short”, she said, “you have to live it to the fullest, make every day count.” In 2013, as a resident of Village Crossing Assisted Living in Cape Elizabeth, she was presented with the “Remember ME” Lifetime Achievement Award by the Maine Healthcare Association, in recognition of her civic leadership.
Sally leaves her son, Joel Mirick MacAuslan and daughter-in-law Rita of Nashua, New Hampshire; daughter PersisStrong and son-in-law William Turner of Naples, FL; daughter Margaret (Meg) MacAuslan and son-in-law Richard Kujawa of South Burlington, VT; daughter Martha (Molly) MacAuslan and son-in-law Varney Hintlian of Cape Elizabeth, ME, and son Ian James MacAuslan, of Irvine, California. She also leaves a grandson, and seven granddaughters. Sallyis also survived by her sister Susannah Mirick Swihart of Casco, and was predeceased by her husband Dr. Robert C. MacAuslan, and her brothers Richard W. Mirick and Albert H. Mirick.
The family would especially like to acknowledge the kindness and compassion of Sally’s caregivers who were so helpful over the last several months.
A celebration of Sally's life is scheduled for August 16, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Maine Parkinson’s Society or to the Deertrees Foundation in Harrison, ME.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Sally’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.