Lynn Farnsworth passed away peacefully on the morning of July 10, 2016 at the wonderful old age of 93.
She is predeceased by her husband, Lucien Joseph Farnsworth, and her brothers Harold and Edmond Slater.
Lynn is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Dr. Ann Barksdale, her husband Henry and their sons Matthew and Samuel from Cape Elizabeth, Maine; her son, Scott Farnsworth from Pelham, NH, his partner in love, Cindy Lepore and Scott’s daughters Kelly and Jennifer; and far too many friends and family to name individually.
Born Marilyn Slater in Worcester, MA on September 04, 1923, she graduated in 1941 from Arlington High School where she enjoyed many activities including cheerleading. Known as ‘Mal’ (short for Marilyn) to her high school friends, she eventually changed her name to Lynn in an effort to escape this nickname. Her varied career included professional water ballet; transistor assembly; hotel and restaurant entrepreneur; X-ray technician; and culminated by working alongside her husband in food service at Boston University. None of these experiences she found more fulfilling than her role as the wise and loving ‘Gramma Lynn’ to her four grandchildren.
Lynn enjoyed snow skiing and playing cards with close friends and family. She enthusiastically cheered her son’s college crew races, and attended her daughter’s many gymnastics competitions and dance recitals. In retirement, Lynn and her husband became amateur taphophiles studying New England tombstones and their rich history. She loved her summers in Littlefield’s Village in Ogunquit, ME where she was surrounded by generations of family and friends. It was here that she was truly in her element.
In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Lynn’s love for Ogunquit, memorial donations may be made for Ogunquit’s Beach Plum Farm in care of the Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) at P.O. Box 151, South Berwick, ME 03908.
Leeds, ME – Eunice L. Brewer, 88, of Leeds, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Hawthorne House in Freeport, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Portland, ME on July 20, 1927 a daughter of the late Frank W. & Armrel L. (Holt) Porter. At an early age she moved, with her grandparents, to Houlton, ME where she attended local schools.
Eunice loved listening to her great grandchildren play. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, crossword puzzles and telling stories.
She is survived by her children John Brewer and his wife Sandra of Harker Heights TX, James Brewer of Yarmouth, Nancy Childs and her husband William Sr. of Leeds and Betty Brewer of Liberty PA. She also leaves a brother, Robert Porter and his wife Lois of Biloxi, MS, thirteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was also the Mother of the late Rose-Mary Hobbs Green and Barbara Brewer.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Pentecostal Church, 715 College Street, Lewiston, ME. Burial in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, ME will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her honor to:
St. Jude’s Children Hospital
Cumberland, ME - Elizabeth “Liz” Terwilliger, 54, died Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016, at her home in Cumberland, Maine.
Elizabeth was born in Burlington, Vermont, on August 16, 1961. She was the daughter of Donald and Alice “Gail” Reed. She grew up in Brandon, VT and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1979. She continued her education in Burlington, VT first attending Champlain College and then transferring to the University of Vermont from which she graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She later received an associate’s degree from Champlain College in respiratory therapy.
In 1988, she married David Terwilliger in Brandon, VT. Liz was the devoted mother of two sons, Jack and David, whom she adored. Liz was an inspired cook and worked as a sous chef in several Burlington area fine restaurants before becoming a respiratory therapist. She was highly regarded by co-workers in her career as a respiratory therapist in Burlington, VT and later at Southern Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine.
Liz enjoyed the arts, gardening, and the ocean. She was a gifted ski racer in high school and enjoyed several outdoor sports. In recent years she discovered more talent and fell in love with creating handmade goods in her workshop.
Liz is survived by her sons, Jack Terwilliger of Santa Monica, California and David Terwilliger, II who attends the University of Maine at Orono; her brother Donald M. Reed and his wife Sue of Jeffersonville, VT; her sisters, Alison Palmer of Brandon, VT and Margaret G. Reimers and her husband Gary of Texas; and her former husband, David Terwilliger of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
There will be a small a celebration of her life on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for family and close friends.
Portland, ME – Paul C. Fontaine, 53, of Portland died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
He was born on November 8, 1962 in Portland, ME a son of the late Henri O. & Irene E. (Mulkern) Fontaine.
Paul enjoyed riding his bike, fishing, camping and country music. He loved teasing children, all the kids adored him. He was a caretaker by nature; he would be the first one to step up and help anyone who asked. Paul was a unique treasure and will be sadly missed by all.
Paul is survived by a son Christopher Paul; two daughters Temicia and Heather and two step daughters Erin and Adriene. He also leaves five brothers, Robert Fontaine and his wife Judy, Frank Fontaine and his wife Jackie, Henri Fontaine, Thomas Fontaine and his wife Dottie and Joey Fontaine and four sisters Roseanne Talbot and her husband Timmy, Mary Jeanne Sacco and her partner Rick, Eileen Fontaine and Bernadette Gorman and her husband John as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and a million and one cousins. He was also the brother of the late James R. Fontaine, Anne Grover and Barbara Jean Darling.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to their nephew Steve for being there from beginning to end, Paul and Stephen had a special love for each other.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, on the corner of Sherman and Mellen Streets in Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul memory to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
Portland, ME – Robert L. Davis, 61, of Portland died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Maine Medical Center.
He was born on January 10, 1955 in Portland, ME a son of the late Richard E. and Doris (Frank) Davis Sr. He attended local area schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1973.
Bobby worked for Portland Public Works and Dyers Variety for many years. He attended the Portland Boys & Girls Club and was an Alumni, a member of the YMCA and enjoyed camping and basketball as a child. He owned and raced horses at Scarborough Downs and enjoyed spending time at the Lost Coin Café and devoted much of his time to Dyers Variety and very much enjoyed working with Karen.
Bobby is survived by his brother Richard Davis Jr. and his longtime girlfriend Julie Mardigan of South Portland, a son Mike Brackett and his three sons, all of Westbrook. He is also survived by his Aunt Evelyn Dipietro, his Uncle Raymond Frank Sr. both of Scarborough and another Aunt Ellie DiDonato of Standish as well as his niece Regina Davis and her fiancée Abbas Almontafiji of Portland, two nephews Richard Davis III of Las Vegas, NV and Matthew Keene and his fiancée Angela Higgins of Gorham and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins including his roommate for the past nine years Mike Young. He was also the brother of the late John Davis.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Chase Cemetery, 64-128 Highland Cliff Road, Windham. A gathering will follow at 247 Huston Road in Gorham.
Thanks you all and God Bless You.