Portland, ME – Germaine L. (Nadeau) St. Pierre, 76, of Auburn and formerly of Leesburg, FL died on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Maine Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late A. Roger St. Pierre who passed away six months ago.

 

She was born in Auburn, ME on July 3, 1938 a daughter of the late Donat & Claire (Leriche) Nadeau.  Germaine grew up in Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School.

 

Germaine worked for Casco Bank here in Maine, and Sun Trust in Florida doing various banking positions.  After retiring from the bank she spent the last few years as a receptionist for the Releme Center in Eustis, FL before retiring.

 

She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church in Leesburg, FL.  Before she retired she enjoyed bowling and dancing. Most of all she loved spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Germaine is survived by her daughter Ann St. Pierre and her companion Jeffrey Allard of Ware, MA, her son John St. Pierre and his wife Deanna of Winthrop, ME and her two granddaughters Emily and Alyssa.  She also leaves a sister, Sr. Pauline Nadeau of Canada and several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Paul, Donald, Bertrand and Marcel Nadeau.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston.

 

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Germaine’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.

 

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

Auburn Residential Care Center

185 Summer Street

Auburn, ME 04210

Portland, ME – Stanley K. Foss Sr., 71, of Standish died on Saturday, August 13, 2014 at the Barron Center.  He was the wife of Sherry M. (White) Foss.

He was born in Portland, ME on May 5, 1943, a son of the late Cyrus J. & Christine V. (Worthly) Foss.  Stanley grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and went on to earn his GED.

He spent the past 15 years or so cutting and splitting wood, which he would sell as firewood, this was a job right up his alley and he enjoyed every minute of it.

Stanley loved the outdoors including hunting and brook fishing; he also was fond of playing Cribbage and would go to the Elks Lodge in Portland to play Bingo.

Besides his wife he is survived by his three children, Stanley K. “Josh” Foss Jr. of Dayton, OH, Susan Langlois and her husband Maurice of Gray and Mary Foss of Standish.  He also leaves five grandchildren, Jacob, Jared, Morgan, Carter and Baylian and seven siblings, Kendall Worthly and his wife Millie of Skowhegan, Russell Worthly and his wife Beverly, Janet Alward both of Virginia, Fredona Ausmus of Portland, Elaine Christiensan and her husband Carl of Gray, Robert Foss and his wife Mary Judith of Freeport and Kenton Foss of Standish as well as countless nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Marleen Black, Jackie York and Carla Pineline and the brother-in-law of the late Junior Black and Donald Alward.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Stanley’s life on Saturday, September 6, 2014 starting at noon at the Foss residence, 155 Dolloff Road, Standish.  Military honors will be presented at 3 p.m.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Stanley’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

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

American Lung Association of Maine

 

122 State Street

 

Augusta, ME 04330

 

South Portland, ME -- Mary Elizabeth (Doonan) Rainey, born February 4, 1931 in Baltimore Maryland, formerly of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Lewes, Delaware, passed away peacefully, August 27, 2014 while residing in Maine.

Elizabeth, or Bets, was the daughter of the late Michael Joseph and Mary Regina Ford Doonan.  She is survived by her older brother Michael Joseph Doonan Jr of Maryland, and younger brothers, Edward Francis and wife Lynn, and Thomas Anthony and wife Joyce Doonan of Pennsylvania.  She was predeceased by her older sister, Mary Rose Doonan.

Elizabeth enjoyed an active life, basketball in school, bowling duck pins in the 50’s & 60’s & ten pins throughout most of her life, raising her family & dancing with hubbie Chuck, swimming and bbq’s at their backyard pool, golfing, going to the casino and playing bingo with her friends, gathering everyone at their home in Bethlehem and crab feasts and going to the beach near her home in Lewes, shared by her daughter Linda & grandchildren, Lynsey & Matthew.  Mom loved all of her family and visiting her grandchildren, Chad and Darah, in Texas and Arizona, brought her great joy, also.

Bobbie, was predeceased in February 1998 by her beloved husband Charles Edward. She is survived by their 4 children, Charles Edward Jr. and wife Debbie of California, Laura Regina Rainey and Cindy Gray of Maine, Thomas Michael and wife Barbara of Delaware, and Linda Carol and husband David Myers of Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth’s 4 grandchildren, Chad & wife Jessica Rainey of Arizona, Darah Rainey of California, and Lynsey Graeff and Matthew Myers of Pennsylvania, remember well, her kind spirit and big smile. 

Aunt Betts or Bobbie, to her nieces and nephews, will be missed and fondly remembered.

Mom, Grammy & Gige, you shall remain forever young in our hearts and we are deeply saddened.

A private memorial service will be held Friday September 5th, followed by a celebration of her life.  

In lieu of flowers, Elizabeth’s family is requesting that memorial donations be made to BayView Resident Fund Wish List, South Portland Nursing Home, 42 Anthoine St., So. Portland ME  04106, so the residents may continue to experience the compassionate work from the staff of angels.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Elizabeth’s guestbook to share with her family, your remembrances!

 

Leeds, ME – Robert L. “CB” Rivard, 64, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his residence in Leeds with his loving companion Cathy Hunnewell by his side, after an extended illness.

He was born in Lewiston, ME on August 13, 1950 the son of the late Marcel R. & Shirley A. (Murray) RIvard.

“CB” was a painter and carpenter by trade and took great pride in his work until failing health forced him to retire a few years ago.

An avid fisherman, Canoe Bob, as he liked to be called, is survived by his domestic partner Cathy, sons Eric (Morgan) and Dylan, daughters Michelle Aube (Mark) and Tracy Grondin, sisters Louise Masse, Doreen Valecko, Lynn Williams, Cynthia Berube and Kathy Rivard, brothers Rocky Rivard, Randall Simmons, and Mike Robbie, Guy and Chris Rivard.  He is also survived by grandchildren Mason, Austin, Adrian, Madison, Lucas, Aubrie, Chloe and Braydon as well as numerous friends, fishing buddies and extended family.  “CB” was predeceased by his parents, Brother David and on April 26, his younger brother Danny Rivard.

Per his wishes, there are no services planned.

Relatives and friends are invited to offer online condolences and share memories of “CB” at www.advantageportland.com.

           

                               

          

       

 

 

Portland, Maine – John Charles Cronin, 50, died peacefully at his home on August 25, 2014 following a year and a half of living with cancer.   He shared his last few days surrounded by his loving family including his partner Tim Mason, and his close friends. As one family member remarked, “John was one of the most remarkable, engaging and genuinely fantastic people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing”.

 

Whether someone had a brief connection with him or shared a lifetime friendship, everyone seemed to glow in the pleasure of knowing John and receiving his love and naturally positive energy. While he lived with cancer and worked toward healing, John was a constant inspiration to many. His vibrant and constantly optimistic life force touched and inspired his family, friends and healthcare team.

 

John had a strong sense of place and a passion for adventure. His life and work reflected both of these. After graduating from Bangor High School and the University of Maine in Orono, he worked at the Asticou Inn of Northeast Harbor and the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York before becoming an independent travel and event director which took him to unique places around the world.

 

His outgoing, effervescent personality and love of people and travel perfectly blended with his work and lifestyle. He also appreciated many special places close to home in Maine that connected him deeply to nature including Monhegan Island and Maine Audubon. John always found time to combine work, adventure and visits with friends and family at destinations far and wide. Remarkably, John remained close with friends from each of these phases of his life, and made ongoing lifetime connections with a diverse network of people.

 

John lived intentionally along his journey to healing, seeking to learn from all those he engaged while pursuing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Recently, he shared with his close friends that he felt “permeated with love”. It now seems that everyone who knew John well or even briefly has felt his love in a palpable way. Although our world is a darker place without his bright eyes and smile, his wish for all would be to appreciate each day as a gift.

 

John was predeceased by his father Charles J. Cronin of Belfast and is survived by his partner Tim Mason and family of Portland; his mother Anne Cronin of Belfast; two sisters and their husbands, Deanna and Stan Carson of Sarasota, Florida and Cate Cronin and Peter Webb, Rockport, Maine; two brothers and their wives, Barry and Monica Cronin of Carsonville, Michigan, and Kevin and Jamie Cronin of Bangor; two nieces Caroline Webb, Rockport and Julianne Cronin, San Francisco, CA; and three nephews, Dan Carson, of Nashua, NH, Kyle Cronin, Dedham, MA, and Lee Webb, Brooklyn, NY. He was exceptionally close to his many cousins and a truly compassionate, loving friend to people from all over the world.

 

There will be a celebration of life to honor John at Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine on September 28 between 1:00 and 4:00 with service at 2:00. All are invited to enjoy the wildlife sanctuary, a special place for John and Tim.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated at the

 

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

 

22 Bramhall Street

 

Portland, ME  04102

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