Portland, ME – Priscilla M. Tibbetts, 81, of Portland died on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Portland Center for Assisted Living. She was the wife of the late Lynn E. Tibbetts, to whom she was married to for sixty-two years, who died on January 27, 2016.
She was born on July 29, 1935 in Portland, ME and attended local area schools and graduated from Deering High School.
She retired as a customer service representative for LL Bean in Freeport and prior to that was a real estate agent, selling for Mark Stimpson and Turner Barker Realty.
Priscilla was a member of the Jaycee Wives and the Androscoggin Valley German Shepard Club and she was also very active in the local and state Republican Party. She was an avid knitter with a quick wit and direct sense of humor, often leaving people wondering what she would say next. She was a loving and devoted wife and she and Lynn, her high school sweetheart, loved their children, always putting them first.
She is survived by her three children Laura E. T. Abbott and her husband Carl of Falmouth ME, Lynnda E. Tibbetts Macisso and her husband Michael of Burke, VA and David N. Tibbetts and his wife Rebecca all of Portland. She also leaves her five grandchildren Courtney D. Abbott, Cathryn D. Abbott, Dante M. Macisso, Joseph H. Macisso, Mark E. Egeland and his fiancé Emily Van Duzer as well as three great grandchildren Amya, Chance and Cahlie Ross.
A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2017 with a date and time to be announced.
Cape Elizabeth, ME - Harriette Linnell Hall Hubley of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, formerly of South Portland, died of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. She was 97 years old.
Throughout her long life Harriette was loved for her generosity, energy, devotion to family and keen wit. She died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Cape Memory Care, Cape Elizabeth. Her husband of 75 years, Benjamin Hubley, was at her side.
Harriette, better known as Hattie, was born on Dec. 14, 1919, in Dumbarton, Va., the daughter of Sophie Linnell Hall and Wilfred E. Hall. She grew up in Augusta, Maine, and attended Cony High School, where she met Ben Hubley.
As a teenager, Harriette was a talented cellist. She and her sisters, violinist Marjorie and pianist Virginia, performed as the Hall Trio and were well-known in the Augusta area. Acquaintances at Cony, Hattie and Ben grew closer after Ben presented the trio on his radio program on the Augusta station WRDO.
After high school, Hattie worked as a maid and au pair in the Augusta area. She and Ben were married in Jamaica Plain, Mass., just weeks before Pearl Harbor, and lived in Boston until Ben joined the U.S. Army to serve during World War II.
Hattie took over for Ben as a technician for the Dictaphone Service Company in Boston. Always best friends, Harriette and Marjorie lived together in the Boston area during Ben's overseas Army service, 1942–45.
After the war, the Hubleys lived in Boston, where their daughter Susan was born; North Adams, Mass., birthplace of daughter Nancy; and Bennington, Vt., birthplace of son Douglas. The family moved in 1958 to South Portland, where Ben and Hattie made their home for 55 years.
Harriette had a brilliant creative drive that found expression through such activities as ornamental gardening, darkroom photography and cooking. She and Ben were right in step with the American culinary renaissance that began in the 1960s, and Hattie was skilled and versatile in the kitchen.
She transformed her backyard at Richland Street into a beautiful perennial garden that was an oasis for the family. Hattie and Marjorie always began their get-togethers with a look at each other's garden.
Harriette's sparkling, mischievous sense of humor stayed with her to the end. Her family will always remember the laughter-filled meals, the long sightseeing drives in one station wagon or another and the backyard croquet games that Hattie usually won.
Hattie was an animal lover whose cat family at one point numbered 12. She was vigorous well into her later life, and her neighbors will recall her many years as a runner, a practice she sustained into her 80s.
Harriette was predeceased by her parents and sisters and by a son, Dennis. She is survived by her husband, Ben; her daughters Susan and Nancy; her son, Doug, and his wife, Gretchen Schaefer; and nieces and nephews.
The family is profoundly grateful to the staff at Cape Memory Care for their kindness and diligence throughout Harriette's residency there, especially in her final days and hours. We are also very grateful to the Beacon Hospice staff.
No public service is planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Harriette’s memory to Maine Audubon: bit.ly/hattie-audubon.
Portland, ME – Scott G. Hutchins, 51, of Portland died suddenly of natural causes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of Annette L. (Wilber) Hutchins.
He was born on October 20, 1965 in White River Junction, VT a son of Dorothy (Illsley) Hutchins of Quechee Gorge, VT and the late Bruce G. Hutchins. Scott grew up in Quechee Gorge, living in Freeport, ME to attend Pine Tree Academy during his high school years.
He worked Orthopaedic Associates in Portland for twenty years as a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist. He most recently worked for Maine Medical Partners Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care.
Besides his wife of twenty nine years, Annette, he is survived by his son Matthew Maiorino of Manchester, NH and his daughter Julie A. Harvey and her husband Joseph of Portland. He also leaves five grandchildren Zackary, Payson, Leah, Chloe and Lexi as well as a brother Randall Hutchins and his wife Teresa of Litchfield, ME and a sister Heidi Hutchins and her partner Bridgette Lavalette of Quechee Gorge, VT and several nieces.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Ronald McDonald House
250 Brackett Street
Portland, ME 04102
Cape Elizabeth, ME - Polly (Stone), 87, of Cape Elizabeth, ME and formerly of Montpelier, VT died on Sunday, December 17, 2016 in Scarborough, ME. She was the wife of Donald E. Barker.
She was born in Saxtons River, VT on July 7, 1929 a daughter of the late George H. & Helen (Goodspeed) Stone.
During the 1950's, Polly was the town accountant for Westminste, MA. She worked from 1963 - 1990 as the bookkeeper for Pink Shutter and finally ended her working career at Vermont Life Magazine from 1990 - 2006.
She was a direct descendent of the Mayflower and also was a member of the Vermont Philharmonic Choir. Polly also volunteered at local libraries throughout her life and greatly enjoyed crossword puzzles, antiquin, flea market selling and was a member of the Gormet Club.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters Heidi B. Maurais and her husband Victor of North Berwick, ME and Elizabeth B. Mongeon and her husband Jason of South Berwick, ME. She also leaves five grandchildren, Adrian G. Maurais, Andrew E. Maurais, Azline P. J. Maurais, Dean Mongeon and Lauren M. Mongeon. She was also the sister of the late Roger H. And Phillip Stone.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. At First Congregational Church, 161 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME.
Burial will be private in North Andover, MA.