Auburn, ME – Pauline L. (Tremblay) Castonguay, 78, of Lewiston, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Lewiston, ME on November 10, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Thomas & Alma (Landry) Tremblay and was the youngest sister of the late Theresa Verreault, Larry, Maurice and Rolande Tremblay. Pauline attended Holy Family School.
She worked at Bird & Son, Supreme Slippers and DVE for many years before retiring and also volunteered at the Longley School Building.
She loved camping and making ceramics along with spending quality time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Pauline is survived by her companion, Robert Gilbert, her son Keith Castonguay Sr. and his wife Marie of Lewiston, her daughter Lisa Marcoux and her companion Augie Hahn of Manchester, NH, her grandson Keith Castonguay Jr. and his wife Kayla and their two children of Lewiston, her granddaughter Nicole Castonguay and her family of Bangor and her two cats.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Pauline’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories of Pauline for the family.
Westbrook, ME -- Barbara Joyce Henry passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Westbrook, surrounded--as she was throughout her life--by her family in a circle of love.
Barbara was born on December 20, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Barbara moved with her three sons to Southern California in 1966. She lived in California for 28 years, then moved to Westbrook, in 1994 to be near her grandchildren.
Barbara relished the era she grew up in. She loved the 1940s; attending concerts and dancing to Glenn Miller and other Big Bands greats. An aficionado of all music, Barbara listened to everything from classical, to jazz to rock and loved it all.
Barbara was a movie buff, enjoying the 40's classics, film noir, and comedy, as well as her favorite TV programs: Mash and The Golden Girls. A voracious reader, Barbara passed her love of language on to her children. She designed beautiful clothing, wrote prose and poetry and created countless pieces of folk art.
One of Barbara's lifelong passions was animal welfare. She took in many, many animals, providing a wonderful home for the dogs and cats she loved. She also donated to numerous animal organizations, most notably Redwings Horse Sanctuary in California.
Of all her accomplishments, it was as a mother and friend that was truly Barbara's greatest. She was charming and extraordinarily fun, easy to laugh and possessed an adventurous spirit. Family was the foremost value in her life and she sought to create a strong family circle to the best of her gifts.
Barbara is survived by her sons: Tim in Westbrook, Maine, Charles in Morro Bay, CA, and David Crellin in Seattle, WA, as well as by her daughter-in-laws, Tina Crellin and Colleen Carey, her grandchildren, Matthew, Sean, Jamie, Ryan and Aidan, and her sister, Shirley Dennis.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Barbara’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories for the family.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara expressed the wish that donations be sent to:
Redwings Horse Sanctuary--www.redwingshorsesanctuary.com
Please note in donation "In Memory of Barbara Henry"
Scarborough, ME -- Martha “Marti” Jane Sautter, 56, of South Portland, Maine, daughter of Richard Sautter of Westbrook, Maine and the late Carolyn, (Striegel) Sautter, passed away on November 11, 2014 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, her daughter, Meaghan Caroline Doyle and her sister, Karen L. Keefe, at her side.
She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 7, 1958 and moved to her parent’s hometown of Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1965. Marti attended Greenfield schools and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1976. She also attended Greenfield Community College.
Marti’s journey took her from waitressing on Cape Cod to working in the oil business in Houston, Texas. She returned to her beloved New England in the late 1980’s eventually settling in the Portland area. A twenty plus year resident of Maine, Marti was an Inside Sales Supervisor at IDEXX Laboratories for the past 18 years.
Known for her brilliant and welcoming smile, Marti lit up any room she entered. A truly beautiful person, both inside and out, she touched many lives with her outgoing and caring personality, sense of humor and zest for life. She had a plethora of friends and acquaintances that she guided, supported and embraced through life’s trials and tribulations.
A lover of the sea and the sun Marti could be found many a summer weekend at Portland’s beaches, often accompanied by her daughter, Meaghan. For the past several years Marti and her family enjoyed a “beach house” vacation on Drakes Island, Maine, a favorite childhood vacation spot. In the mornings, sitting on the front porch, sipping coffee and watching the beach buggies roll by; Marti would dash down to the beach with her own buggy, securing the family’s spot for the day. The evenings were spent on that same spot on the porch, winding down from the day, enjoying conversation and laughter with her family during their traditional “happy hour”.
Marti cared deeply for her family, both immediate and extended. They will sorely miss her laughter, caring and stellar organizational abilities for family events. For the past 16 years, the love of her life was her 16 year old daughter, Meaghan Caroline Doyle. Her smile, love and enthusiasm for Meaghan’s accomplishments, whether it was her first step or scoring a basket for the Girl’s South Portland High School Basketball team, were infectious and palpable. Marti will always be an angel sitting on Meaghan’s shoulder, continuing her love and guidance through life.
She was predeceased by her mother, Carolyn (Striegel) Sautter on October 13, 2014. She leaves her daughter, Meaghan Doyle of South Portland, Maine; father, Richard Sautter of Westbrook, Maine; sister, Deborah Chown of Greenfield, Massachusetts; brother, Mark and his wife Jody of Magnolia, Texas; and sister Karen Keefe and her husband Alan of South Portland, Maine. She was a loving aunt to Kate Skorb and her husband Johnathan of Rochdale, MA ; Alex Chown of Somerville, MA; Samantha Sautter of Magnolia, Texas and Patrick and Emily Keefe of South Portland, Maine. She also leaves her dear extended family of Al and June Keefe of South Portland, Maine and Jeff Keefe of Portland, Maine. She will be greatly missed by her canine companion, Muffin.
To celebrate her life her family asks that you wear purple, have a glass of wine or a single malt scotch, or eat a strawberry shortcake. A celebration of Marti’s life will be on November 22, 2014 from 3-5 pm at the McKernan Center at Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine. Contributions to a fund for Meaghan can be directed to Karen L. Keefe #23101 c/o Evergreen Credit Union 799 Broadway South Portland, Maine 04106. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Martha’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
North Berwick-David Philip Edelstein (66) died on November 13 at his home in North Berwick, Maine. Bedridden for many years with MS, David succumbed to a sudden onset of pneumonia.
David was born and raised in Nashua, the third child of Harold and Katharine Edelstein. As a young man, David moved to Portsmouth where he eventually opened two businesses on Ceres Street: The Trunk Shop and a toy store called Little Dickens. He became an expert in antiques, particularly rare antique trunks, and his beautifully restored early American trunks were sought by collectors across the country. In 1986, David married Annie Blanchard. Together they moved to North Berwick, where their daughter Molly was born in 1987.
David was known for his intelligence, wit, curiosity and grand philosophical theories about the nature of life. He was a talented guitarist, a peace activist, and an iconoclast, continually questioning the accepted wisdom of the world. Mark Twain was his greatest hero and model, and David sometimes proved the equal of that model in his ironic assaults on pomposity and pretense.
Above all, he was a sweet, loving, and generous man, who will be deeply and forever missed by his family and his many friends. He is survived by his wife Annie Blanchard, his daughter Molly, his sisters Linda Morse and Eve Edelstein Williams, his brother Mark Edelstein, his niece Anne, and his nephews Ben and Noah.
A memorial service will be held Sunday November 16 at 12:30 at Temple Israel synagogue, 36 Olive Meadow Lane in Dover (formerly 516 Sixth Street). In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders.
Lewiston – Cecile M. (Jourdain) Nacri, 66, passed away peacefully Monday, November 10 2014 at the Hospice House in Auburn, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Angelo Nacri who died in February of 1975.
She was born in Lewiston, ME on October 19, 1948 the daughter of the late Roger and Jolene (Lamontagne) Jourdain. Cecile was educated in Lewiston school.
She is survived by her son Angelo and his wife Dawn of Lewiston, her daughter Joanne Dodson of Lewiston two sisters, Jackie Spear and her companion Doris Guenette of Bowdoinham and Doris Marquis and her husband Brad also of Bowdoinham, and a brother Daniel Jourdain and his wife Francis of Maine. She also leaves two grandsons Anthony Nacri and Darren Dodson and two granddaughters Erika and Angela Jarardin as well as a great granddaughter Niomi and her aunt Georgette Gilbert of Lewiston.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapman Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.