Scarborough- Helen Elizabeth Sellers, 85, of South Portland, passed away on January 20, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. 

Helen was born in Winthrop, ME, on May 15, 1929, a daughter of the late Arthur Edward and Helen Mary (Flanders) Pingree.  Helen graduated from Portland High School in 1947.

She worked at the Salvation Army for 33 years.  Helen enjoyed reading and playing games.  She was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, and she was a season ticket holder to the Maine Mariners. 

Surviving Helen are her two children; Bruce Sellers, and his wife Jennifer and Catherine Shaw and her husband David; her four grandchildren Matthew, Jesse, Patrick and Jade; her brother Roger Pingree, of FL; her two sisters, Sarah Libby and Jane Johnson, both of Scarborough; and many nieces and nephews.  Helen is predeceased by her husband Roland J. “Sully” Sellers. 

A graveside service will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland on April 24, 2015 at 12 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Helens name to a charity of your choice.

Lewiston, ME – John B. Tempesta Jr., 71, of Athens, ME passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 21, 2015 after a long illness at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion.

John was born on July 17, 1943 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late John B. & Marie (Bosse’) Tempesta Sr.

He was a member of the US Air Force working in the medical field while serving.

John is survived by his significant other Katie Corcoran and his step daughter Mackenzie.  He also leaves a brother Paul Tempesta, a sister Suzanne Tempesta as well as two nieces Samantha Wilkerson and her three children and Ashley Nickerson.


Per John’s wishes there will be no services.

Dorothy Ann Finley passed away peacefully  on January 20th  at Windward Gardens, Camden Me.  She was born on December 13, 1918 in Norwood, Ma.  ,  one of five children to the late Leo and Julia (Curran) McTernan.  She grew up in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School

On November 20th, 1941  she married Thomas Francis Finley.  They were married for 64 years until his death in 2005. The Finleys raised 5 children.

Mrs. Finley was a homemaker while her children were growing up and is remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. After moving from Norwood in the late 1950s the family lived in Cherry Hill NJ and Chevy Chase Md.  She always looked forward to spending her summers at "Sans Souci", the family summer home on Peaks Island, Maine.  She and the family moved there permanently in  the 1970s - she loved living on the island and loved all the island people.

Dorothy loved to travel and she and her husband made many trips to Ireland.  While in Ireland they stayed with Tom’s cousins Judy and Shawn Fennelly. She also enjoyed going on vacations to Florida  and North Conway NH with her family.  She loved to read, watch the Red Sox and Patriots, however her greatest pleasure was just spending time with her family.  The family home on Peaks Island became  the gathering place for family and friends over the many years she lived there. 

Besides her husband Tom, Dorothy was predeceased by her parents,  her sister Marion Buckley, brothers Francis McTernan, Leo McTernan, Charles McTernan and her grandson Derek Finley.   

She is survived by her five children Thomas Finley and his wife Joyce of San Diego, Ca., Brian Finley of Rockland, Me., Gary Finley and his wife Maureen of Kittery, Me., Rober Finley and his wife Tina of Standish, Me., and Dorothy Crane and her husband George of Brockton, Ma.; also 10 grandchildren ,16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank the residents and staff of the Park Danforth for making Dorothy’s final years so enjoyable. 

At the request of the family, all funeral arrangements and burial 


will be private.  A  Mass of Christian Burial well be celebrated at a later date.  Those who knew Dorothy, please remember her with a smile - she had a long and  lovely life.

South Paris – Arlie M. Dash, 82, of Naples and formerly of Beverly, MA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Maine Veterans Home due to late stage Alzheimer’s disease.  He was the husband of Mary C. (Hull) Dash. 

He was born in Salem, MA on Nov. 9, 1932 a son of the late William & Elizabeth (MacMillan) Dash.  He attended local schools, graduating with honors and athletic achievements from Salem High School.

Arlie enlisted in the US Coast Guard following his graduation and served his country for twenty three years, retiring in 1973 at a Master Chief Petty Officer, the highest rank for a non-commissioned officer. After being retired for three months, the mighty blue sea beckoned him to ride her waves again; he joined the Merchant Marines and sailed on the US Vincent for the next fifteen years. 

A quiet man, Arlie enjoyed simple things, he built, with his own hands, his entire home from the ground up; he also enjoyed his flower gardens as well as photography, belonging to the Portland Maine Photography Club.  He spent over forty years breeding Irish Setters.  “McDerry”, his kennel, was an asset in the various American Kennel Clubs. Arlie won quite a bit of awards in show over the years as well as holding many different chairs in various clubs.  His greatest pleasure, however, was the time he spent with his family. 

Besides his wife of sixty two years, he is survived by his four children Susan Humphrey of Naples, Deborah Lavery of Standish, Laurie Dash of Naples and Glenn Dash of Old Orchard Beach, nine grandchildren and one great grandson.  He also leaves two brothers William Dash and his wife Jeanette of Danvers, MA and Douglas Dash of Salem, MA, and a sister Elaine Reardon and her husband Charles of Salem, MA, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco, ME from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association

383 US Route One

Suite 2C 

Scarborough, ME 04074

Auburn ME- Herbert C Perkins, 86 of Bolster Heights passed away on December 10, 2014.  Herbert was born in Concord MA, the son of the late Herbert Stearne Perkins and Blanch (Peary) Perkins. He was also predeceased by his wife Muriel Perkins of Portland, ME.

He enjoyed carving wood and painting; he was also a music lover and an avid dancer.

Herbert is survived by his longtime partner, Betty V. Retus of Gray. He also leaves his extended family of Betty Ann Retus of New Gloucester and her daughter Kimberly M Retus of Naples and Mary Ann (Retus) Day and her Husband Stephen and their children of Gray.

Services will be private.




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