Westbrook ME - Charles Leroy Oliver, 57, of Westbrook, passed away unexpectedly Monday November 16, 2015.  He was born in Portland, ME on June 7, 1958 and grew up in Pownal, and attended Freeport High School.

He is survived by his Father Brian Oliver, sons Brent, Brian and Mathew, daughter Megan, 3 grandchildren and 5 siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME.

South Portland, ME - Stephen Michael Heim, 52, passed away during the night at his home on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

He was born on November 3, 1963 in Queens, NY a son of the late Herman Heim and Eleanor (Hibbits) Heim Guarneri of Smithtown, Long Island, NY.  He graduated from Smithtown High School West and then went on to attend Suffolk Community College.

Stephen then joined the U.S. Navy in Newport R.I. and attended Naval School of Health Science, and studied Hospital Corpsman & Operating Room Tech.

He worked for Stony Brook University Hospital as a Certified O.R. Surgical Tech and the VA in West Haven as a Traveling Surgical Tech.  He spent time at Maine Medical Center from 1999 – 2009 and then again from 2013 until his death as a certified O.R. Surgical Tech, and spent the time in between at Antham Inst. N. Brunswick N.J. as the Program Head & Team Leader.

He initiated the Medical Explorers Program at Maine Medical Center and enjoyed watching Football, playing Golf & boating at Camp on Hogan Pond.

Stephen was a wonderful teacher to so many & always had a smile & a wonderful gentle, kind manor.  He loved his job at Maine Medical Center as a Certified Operating Room Tech.  Stephen always talked about his experiences & was proud of his initiating the Medical Explorers Program at Maine Medical Center.  He participated in an Explorers Club in High School & wanted students from Maine to be able to have this opportunity.

Besides his mother he is survived by his step father Salvatore Guarneri, also of Smithtown Long Is NY and his sister Lori Heim  of Manorville, Long Island, NY as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Long Island by the family in the spring.

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

Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall St.

Portland, Maine 04102  

c/o Medical Explorers Program Post #22



Lewiston, ME -- Roger J. Caron, 72, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his home.  He was the husband of Bonnie (Harrington) Caron.

Roger was born in Lewiston, on August 18, 1943 a son of the late Laurent J. & Lorraine M. (Guimond) Caron.  He attended local area schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. 

Following High School he served in the US Army from 1936 through 1966.  Upon his return from active duty, Roger worked in construction as a master carpenter both in Maine and Massachusetts. He was a member of the Eagles Club and was an enthusiastic football fan, always routing for his New England patriots. Besides his loving wife Bonnie, he is survived by his three sons Larry, Louie & Lanny as well as eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, ten siblings and scores of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME.  A memorial visitation will follow concluding at 1 p.m. Burial will be private.

Bowdoin, ME – Wendy L. (Pooler) Aldridge, 58, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.  She was the wife of Rickey R. Aldridge. 

She was born on April 26, 1957 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Robert F. Pooler and Lillian Jane (Horr) Pooler of Westbrook, ME.

Wendy was an avid reader and loved children as well as being a great cook; everyone will miss her baked beans and her banana bread. 

Besides her mother and husband of 27 years, she is survived by her four children, Brian Morin and his wife Melinda and their children Jacob Lanoue, Alyssa and Carter Morin;  Jonathan Morin and his daughter Abigail, Jillian Aldridge and her children Savannah, Haley and Konner, and Daniel Aldridge.  She also leaves her siblings Michael, Brian, Bruce and James Pooler, Lynn Brown, Angela Brown-Adams and their spouses as well as multiple nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Crooker LLC of Topsham including all the employees, who treated her like family.

Wendy will be sadly missed by all who knew her as she was a wonderful mother, sister, nana and wife; "I miss you forever, no one will ever be like you." 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.  A Funeral Service will be held at the chapel at 11:30 a.m., followed by burial in Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.

Bangor, ME – Stephen Harold Morse, 92, of Bangor died on November 19, 2015 at Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Mr. Morse, the husband of the late Eileen F. (Libby) Morse, was born in Bartlett, NH on May 8, 1923 the youngest child of Robert Bruce Morse and Myrtie (Aldridge) Morse Hurd.  Steve grew up in Portland, ME and graduated in 1941 from Portland High School.  

Mr. Morse served for four years in the Pacific during WWII.  The Morse’s were married for 67 years (February 16, 1947).   Steve worked for AMOCO Oil, Carolyn’s Catering, Cumberland Club, Seaman’s Club and AR Bishop.  He also owned and operated Westcustogo Inn in Yarmouth, ME. 

He was active in the Masons and at Trinity Church.  His passions were cooking, singing and his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, step-father, Monte Hurd, his wife Eileen, his son Laurence, brothers Stewart and Vincent, sisters Maude Levine, Violet Davis, Constance Fortier, Marge Cook and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He is survived by his son Steve (Janet), Bruce Wanda), grandchildren Joshua (Aimee), Benjamin, Nicole, Samantha, Chris and a great grandson, Joshua Steven Morse.  He also leaves behind his sister in law Rae Hutchinson, friends: Catherine Anderson, Rick and Fran Day, Vic Cormier, the Moore Family and Nancy Doyon Chandler.  

Many thanks to Dr. Hassan, Lindsay Chadbourne, the staff at Longrale Apts., St Joseph’s Hospital and Bangor Nursing and Rehab. 

A date for the Spring Interment of Steve and Eileen at the Cemetery in Bartlett, NH will be announced at a later date. 

Donations may be made to:

Trinity Episcopal Church Guild

580 Forest Ave.


Portland, Me 04103

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