Rumford, ME – Mary Kay (Wright) Dubois, 64, of Rumford died on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Rumford Hospital.  She was the wife of Richard R. Dubois.


She was born on March 5, 1942 in Norfolk, VA a daughter of the late Harold and Noni Wright.  Mary grew up in Gault, CA, moving to Maine about thirty five years ago.


She and her husband were active members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, #1248 in Rumford and Mary enjoyed pottery.  Her main concern, however, was raising her eight children, which she did with much love and care.


Besides her Husband Richard, she is survived by her four children, Kem Kirkland and her husband Robert of New Gloucester, Alva George and his wife Brenda of Clearfield, PA, Michael George of Gorham and William George of Sanford.  She also leaves her four step children Robert, Richard and Jimmy Dubois and Kim Turgeon, all of Maine, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, two brother Tommie Maynard of Virginia and Billy Maynard of Missouri, her sister Bobbie Maynard and several nieces and nephews.


There will be no services, per Mary’s request.

WINDHAM - Donna M. Lucas, 86, died peacefully at home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. 

Donna was born on January 31, 1928, the daughter of Elvira Buffum.  She grew up in Portland and graduated from Deering High School.  She worked at Pratt Abbott Cleaners for ten years and then as a nurse’s aide.

Donna enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful perennial gardens.  She loved her large family and had fun spending time with her daughters playing Yahtzee, cards, shopping and travelling as they worked on her bucket list.  She also loved living near her sister Ola and spending each evening with her - they watched out for each other.  She was also an avid crocheter and many new babies in the Lucas family were cuddled in her blankets (Afghans).

Donna was predeceased by a son, Timothy Alan Lucas, her husband, Donald E. Lucas, Sr., her twin brother, Douglas Buffum, Brother William Buffum, and Sister Dorothy Chasse.  She is survived by three daughters Linda Holmquist and her husband Danny of Gray, Bettey Landry and her husband Bob of Saco, Nancy Hart and her husband John of Buxton, a son, Donald E. "Skip" Lucas, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Westbrook and Carrabassett Valley, her Sister Ola Hatch of Windham, and thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. 


Please visit to sign Donna’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be made to:

The American Diabetes Association  

45 Forest Ave.

Portland, ME 04101

Chebeague Island – Louise James Doughty, 78, died peacefully on June 8, 2014 at her home on Deer Point, surrounded by her family.

Born in New York, NY to Proctor and Ruth (Dunbar) James; Louise spent her early years in Brooklyn and Staten Island, attending public school there.  The family then moved to Brocton, MA where she attended Brocton Elementary School.  She then attended Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA where she was nicknamed “Jesse James”.  After graduating Dana Hall in 1953, she went on to Middlebury College, where she majored in French and was on the softball team.  She attending Nursing school in Wrentham, MA Harvard extension courses, as well as studies in Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology at USM.

Louise worked for many years at Pineland Hospital in New Gloucester; after “retiring” to Chebeague Island, she worked at the Chebeague Inn, the Chebeague Transportation Co. and the Town of Chebeague.

Always an active community member, she was a Girl Scout troop leader in Brocton, MA, Vice President of the Chebeague Island Council, Island Planning Board, Whalers singing group, Island Rescue EMT, Historical Society, Tuesday quilting and the Ladies Aid Church Group.

Louise loved to travel, taking a trip to Canada for a month every fall.  She was an avid cook and gardener and dabbled in Photography, however knitting was her passion.  She took pride in entering her work in the Cumberland Fair, earning many blue ribbons.

Louise was predeceased by her parents, a son Jeffrey H. Doughty in 1986 and her daughter Alnah C. Doughty in 2005.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Cecil A. Doughty of Chebeague Island, a son Christopher and his wife Frances also of Chebeague Island, and her two daughters Linda Larrabee and her husband Tim of West Bath and Melissa Doughty and her husband Clinton Jones of Casco.  She also leaves ten grandchildren, Leah Doughty, Justin Doughty, Mary Doughty, Jessie Russo, Dustin Vining, Katie Kelly, Zachary Doughty, Chris “Just” Doughty and William Robinson and two great grandchildren Hunter Russo and Haleigh Cloutier.

A celebration of life will be held at Chebeague Island Methodist Church, 258 North Road, Chebeague Island, June 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Please visit to sign guestbook and leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Chebeague Island Rescue

192 North Road

Chebeague Island, ME 04017


Portland – Walter Robert Weitzell III, 54, of Portland died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.  He was the husband of Jacqueline M. (Cummings) Weitzell.


He was born in Brunswick, ME on December 15, 1959 a son of the late Walter R. Weitzell II and Alice S. (Field) Weitzell. He attended Jack Junior High School in Portland.  Walter spent most of his life as an automotive mechanic and restorator.


Walter was a big NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed watching Jimmy Johnson.  He also enjoyed cooking, and being in the comfort of his own home.  Walter loved to sing and being with his family and friends.


Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Laura Lynn Kelley of Bowdoinham, Walter R. Weitzell IIII of Florida, April Dawn Weitzell of Westbrook and Robert Jonathan Weitzell also of Westbrook and two step sons Timothy Porter of Westbrook and Michael Poter of Chicago, IL.  He also leaves his grandchildren Brittney Weitzell, Jenna Weitzell, Zachary Weitzell, Degan Weitzell, Amber Weitzell, Carina Porter, Ryan Jinkham, Joshua Kelley and Quentin Kelley, his sisters Jeanette Plowman of Gorham, Carlene Velazquez of Buxton, Susan Larrivee of South Portland, Amanda Cummings of Saco, Wilita Dang of Biddeford and three brothers James Weitzell of Lyman, Frank Peavey, and Thomas Peavey of West Baldwin as well as several nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.


Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Pownal, ME.




Portland- Carole Anne Cleaves, 71, of North Yarmouth, passed away June 1st, 2014 at Maine Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late Richard B. Cleaves.

Carole was born on December 31st, 1942, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of the late Richard Verrill and his wife Eunice (Beate) Verrill.  She attended and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy. 

In the Early 1960’s, Carole briefly worked at IGA in Yarmouth until she married the love of her life, Richard Cleaves.  After their marriage, Carole was a stay at home mother.  In the early 1980’s she began working in childcare, which she did until recently retiring.

She was the President of the North Yarmouth Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  She helped run many chicken pie suppers and beano fundraising activities to help support the volunteer fire department.  

Carole enjoyed camping and the outdoors, loved bird watching, gardening, cooking and baking, which for many years she would make and sell wedding cakes.  She also was an avid reader.

Carole is survived by her two children; Richard M. Cleaves and his wife Kimberly, and Christopher A. Cleaves, two sisters; Barbara and Joan, a brother; Michael, six grandchildren; Savannah, Cassandra, Joshua, Jared, Samantha and Carter, 5 great grandchildren; Chase, Brady, Haile, Beckett and Molly, her mother, Eunice Verrill and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her father and husband, Carole is predeceased by her son, Paul G. Cleaves who passed away in 2007.

There will be a Graveside Service for Carole and Richard Cleaves on June 21st, 2014 at 1 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 326 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, ME 04086.


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