Scarborough, ME – Isabel J. (Boucher) Johnson, 94, of Biddeford and formerly of Long Island, ME died on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  She was the wife of the late Earl A. Johnson, who passed away on December 1, 2001. 

Isabel was born on May 10, 1921 in Biddeford, ME a daughter of the late Ephrem J. & Albertine (Lemire) Boucher.  She attended Biddeford schools, graduating from Biddeford High School.  She returned to Biddeford about 18 months ago after spending her entire married life on Long Island, ironically living at Biddeford Estates, which was formerly Webber Hospital, the hospital she was born in. 

She was a homemaker and loving mother to her three children; once the children were on their own, she went to work at the Bonanza Steak House in Portland, where she was proud of being named Employee of the Month. 

Isabel was a member of the Long Island Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War and a member of the Long Island Civic Association.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and she loved to bake; the children on Long Island always knew there would be a special treat waiting for them at Isabel’s house. 

She is survived by her three children, Earl Johnson and his wife Kathy of Irwin, PA, Kathy Graffam of Dracut, MA and Judith French of Long Island, ME and her grandchildren Stephanie Pyle and her husband David of Hollis, NH, Timothy Johnson and his wife Patricia of Hempfield, PA, David Johnson and his wife Melynda of Rahway, NJ, Richard Graffam of Derry, NH, James Graffam of Dracut, MA, Jarod Johnson of Long Island, ME and Bonny Graffam of Center Barnstead, NH and fourteen great grandchildren.  She also leaves her siblings Edmund Boucher and his wife Marilyn of Smithfield, ME and Muriel Martel of Biddeford, ME as well as sister-in-laws Carolyn Peterson and Sylvia Horr.  She was also the grandmother of the late Kendall Graffam and was also predeceased by four other siblings. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Memorial donations can be made to:

Changing Tides

772 Island Ave.

Long Island, ME 04050

or

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road

 

Scarborough, ME 04074

Scarborough, ME -- Jan Bragdon, 72, died peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2015 after 18 months fighting a courageous battle with cancer at the Gosnell Memorial House.

She was born September 19, 1942 a beloved daughter of Sumner and Mildred Bragdon. Jan is survived by her partner of 26 years Joseph "Terry" Hansen,  her daughter Debbie Grant, her sister Sandy her grandson Rick Gerrish and her granddaughter Wendy Howe. She also leaves four great granddaughters Tatianna, Alyssa, Skyler and Hadley as well as a special sister in law Judy turner and her niece Jessica.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her oldest granddaughter for being there and helping with care of her Grammie as well as the entire staff of Hospice of Southern Maine and The folks at the Maine Cancer Center for Medicine for all there wonderful efforts. Another special thank you to the special nurse that was with us everyday, they are truly the angels of mercy; and thank you to everyone for all your kindness during this difficult time.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 747  Portland Road, Saco from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please bring any pictures of Jan that you might have to share.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jan's memory can be made to:

Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074

Auburn, ME - Norman Joseph Suplinskas, 68, of Gray, passed away on May 1, 2015 at the Auburn Hospice House. 

Norman was born a son of the late Paul Peter and Delina (Valleries) Suplinskas in Connecticut on April 4, 1947. 

After graduating high school, Norman worked for varies employers such as Wal-Mart, Bushmaster, Cameron’s Automotive, and Cox’s Automotive.  When Norman was not working, he enjoyed going camping, going fishing and going to the races. 

Norman is survived by his son; Nathan Suplinskas and his wife Alisha, his grandchildren, Layla, Shelby, Adyson, Austin, Bethany, Sidney and Alex, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Raymond Joseph Suplinskas, George Joseph Suplinskas and Lawrence Joseph Suplinskas;

Service will be private.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with Norman’s final expenses to:

Nathan Suplinskas

70B Depot Road 

Gray, Me 04039

Lewiston, ME – Douglas W. White, 86, of Lisbon passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Marshwood Center in Lewiston, ME.  

Douglas was born and raised in the Brunswick / Durham area of Maine.  He joined the US Navy in 1949 and served his country for a total of more than thirty years, active and inactive duty including service in Korea and Vietnam Wars.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Harvey, Lorence, Wendell, Donald, John and Richard as well as four sisters Nolia, Norine, Neota and Polly. 

He was also preceded in death by Joan Deemer, the love of his life and companion of more than twenty one years.  Douglas is survived by his three sons Stanley, Michael and Alan and his wife Terresa (from a former marriage with Nancy Dickson (Boyd) who passed in 2009).  Stanley's son Eric and Michael's Daughter Orion Libby.  He is also survived by an an extended family consisting of Joan's Children and Grandchildren Sandra Reilly, Susan Deemer and Keith Deemer; Sandra's son Chris Taylor and Daughter Marissa Corliss, Susan's son Joshua Robertson and daughter Carly Downs, Keith's son Keith and Daughter April.  Also dear to Douglas is Joan's grandson Richard Baldwin.

Douglas will be interred with military honors next to Joan on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Burr Cemetery in Freeport, ME.

 

Sabattus, ME -- Timothy “Tim” Holman Brown, 58, of Sabattus, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, May 5. 

He was born in Brunswick, ME, on December 11, 1956, a son of Lenwood Sr. and Sylvia (Toothaker) Brown. He grew up in Phippsburg, one of nine children. In 1974 he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Eustis, VA, where he spent much of his time working on boats and traveling to South America. After twenty years of service, Tim retired as a Master Sargent. 

Upon his retirement, Tim returned to Maine with his wife and children, and worked at Hebert & Sons. There he made many dear friends whom he kept in contact with over the years. 

Tim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping. He also loved golfing and riding his Harley while proudly wearing his leather Army jacket. He was a big New England sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams, the New England Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. Tim put his family above all else and loved nothing more than spending time with his children, Mellisa and Nick, and his beloved granddaughters, Brittany, Kalea and Lilliana. He also loved getting together with his siblings, extended family, friends, and wife, Diane. 

Tim will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a man of God and a proud American. Tim was a true gentleman, someone you could always count on to be there for you in a time of need and would give the shirt off his back to make sure his loved ones were well cared for. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, and loving and kind spirit. 

He leaves behind his daughter, Mellisa Brown and her partner Tyler Nadeau, of Sabattus; son Nick Brown and his wife Tessa, of Lewiston; wife Diane Brown of Berwick; three granddaughters, Brittany Bays, Kalea Mains and Lilliana Brown; brother Lenwood Brown Jr., of Phippsburg; sister Marion Owen, of Brunswick; brother Sterling Brown Sr. and wife Sharon, of Phippsburg; Cathy Brown and friend Jeannie Wallace, of Brunswick; sister Christie Wallace, of Oars Island; sister Susie Walker, of Lewiston; brother Peter Brown, of Augusta; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his treasured canine companion, Charlie. 

He was predeceased by his brother Gary Brown, mother Sylvia Brown and father Lenwood Brown Sr. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2 – 5 p.m. to be held in the Chapman Gathering Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.  A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev Philip Sherman officiating. 

 

Burial in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta will be private.

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