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.


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.

Lewiston, ME -- GeraldineNMortonpassedawayattheageof90afteralongfull life.Shewasborn Sept.28, 1923to the late HaroldandIna (Loring) Norton,the4th of 11children.Shegrewupon thelarge familyfarm.  Geraldine developed her love of basketball as a varsity player in high school, and was an avid Boston Celtics fan.


DuringWWIIsheworkedasasecretaryfortheWarDepartmentinWashington, DC,returninghomeafterthewartomarryRichardI. MortonofRaymond,aprofessional jazzpianistwhopredeceasedherin1987.        


Shereturnedtocollegeas her childrenwereenteringhighschooltoearnateachingdegree followedbyteachingintheGrayandRaymondElementarySchoolsforover20years.  SheretiredtoFloridawhereshedevelopedapassionforgolfevenhavingbothhips replacedatage80soshecouldkeepplaying.  It wasafterretirementthatshealsobecame a giftedartist.Wellknownbymanyforherpaintingsinwatercolor,oils,andacrylics, herpaintingsshown injuriedshows.          

Sheissurvivedbyheroneremainingbrother,Percy.Shealso leavesherson KeithofBellevueWashington,wifeKat,andchildrenJustinandEmma.Sheisalso survivedhereinMainebyherdaughterCatherineofLewistonandhusbandVincentwith daughtersJessicaTheriaultandhusbandEdwardandtheirdaughterTessa, andher daughter AmandaFlandersandherdaughterMercedes,andsonHunter,andherdaughter Morgan,husbandLarry,andtheirsonCas,whoisGeraldine'sgreat-greatgrandson.She isalsolovinglysurvivedbymanyniecesandnephews,theirchildrenandchildren'schildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Raymond Village Cemetery, in Raymond with a gathering to follow.

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

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.

Freeport – Gladys E. (Scott) Wallace, 81, of Phippsburg died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Freeport Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Lafayette Wallace, who died in April 1978.


She was born in Phippsburg, ME on January 27, 1933 the daughter of the late Herbert & Norena (Hartford) Scott.  She attended local area schools and graduated from Morse High School in Bath and went on to spend most of her life in Phippsburg.


Gladys spent about ten years working for Bath Iron Works as an Administrative Assistance before retiring in 1998.  She and her husband belonged to the Elks Lodge in Gardiner for many years before his passing.


She enjoyed traveling; she especially enjoyed visiting her son Peter, who moved often with the military.  She also enjoyed her flower gardens and loved listening to Willie Nelson’s music.  Her true passion however was her family.


She is survived by her three sons Peter Gomes and his wife Cheryl of Green Cove Springs, FL, Carl Wallace and his wife Christine of Gardiner, ME and Duane Gomez of Maine, her two daughters Holly Gomez of Maine and Sally Sylvain and her husband Barry of Phippsburg and her nine grandchildren Erik, Larry, Paul, Christina, Phillip, Tasha, Brianna, Joy and Erica.  She also leaves numerous grandchildren and a brother Eldon Scott and his wife Judy of Myrtle Beach, SC as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Lawrence Scott.


A private graveside service will be held at Morningside Cemetery, in Parker’s Head, ME.


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


In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory can be made to:

Chans Home Health Care

60 Baribeau Drive

Brunswick, ME 04011

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