South Portland - Paul W. “Buddy” Smith, 54, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at his home.
Buddy was born on April 18, 1961 in Portland, Maine to Judith Robbins Smith and Paul W. Smith Sr. As a young child Buddy moved to Limington where he was raised by his mother and step father Joseph R. Siciliani. Buddy graduated from Bonney Eagle High School in 1979 as a member of the 5th Maine Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
He moved to Windham in 1987 and married Michele Latini in 1988. Windham is where Buddy called home, raising his two children Paul and Carly Smith.
Buddy worked for United Van Lines after high school, moving then to NAPA Auto Parts in Westbrook where he worked for 17 years in the customer service department. After NAPA he worked at Morong Falmouth, VIP auto parts and Sebago Lake Chevrolet.
Buddy loved plants, flowers, bird watching and going to the ocean for quality sun time. He was someone who would help others in any way that he could and always wanted there to be a smile on your face.
Paul “Buddy” Smith was survived by his two children Paul N. Smith of Portland and Carly L. Smith of Windham, his Stepfather Joseph R. Siciliani, siblings Kelly E. Hague, Margaret Boudreau, Jennifer Siciliani, Joseph Siciliani, Sally Cocco. He also leaves nieces and nephews Alex I. Hague, Hannah M. Hague, John A. Siciliani, Gianna G. Pride, Michael Cocco, Moriah Siciliani and Trenton Norberg. Buddy was predeceased by his mother, Judith R. Siciliani and sister Cynthia L. Siciliani.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on October 17, 2015 from 11am to 3pm at the home of Margaret Boudreau, located at 729 Ossipee Trail, Limington, Maine.
Portland, ME - Beatrice M (Noone) Condon, of Portland, ME passed peacefully, on September 17, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in Rochester, NH in 1926 to John and Dora (Hough) Noone.
Bea, as she was known by many friends, moved to Portland, Maine and settled in St. Dominic’s Parish in the West End of Portland, in the 1950s. Proud of her Irish Heritage and a devout Catholic, Bea was considered by all who her knew her as a rare jewel. She inspired others by her example of hard work and dedication to her family and the stewardship of the earth.
The first female welder hired by Portland Copper in the 1950’s she continued in that field later working for Bliss Portland and General Electric before retiring. She was known for her delicate hand at fine heliarc welding.
After retirement from her first career, Bea took her talents to the next generation working as a nanny for the Walls, Bach, Hanley, and Kelly children where Bea’s undaunted sprit and moral code was infused into the lives of these now young adults. She touched and helped shape the lives of many of her chargees while becoming part of the families of these young adults inspiring them to achieve their greatest potential and to always remember to do the “little things” for others and respect the environment.
Although Bea shared her limitless love and affection with the children of others; her own children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren where her pride and joy. She made sure they had the tools to carry on in life after she was gone, and each one knew they held a special place in her heart.
Bea was a recycler before it was fashionable, because it was the right thing to do. She was a pioneer in many ways, an avid reader; she loved the outdoors, animals and especially cats. Those who knew her repeatedly called her one of the nicest people they had ever met and a person who rarely if ever complained about anything. She delivered an empowering message of hope, love and positive expectation to the world.
In her 80’s Bea discovered her talent and love for art guided by her beloved teacher, Ruth Gorton. Ruth continued to visit Bea weekly even when Bea could no longer attend classes.
Bea is survived by her three children, Julie (Michael) Collins of Scarborough, William Condon (Kathleen Malia) of Falmouth and Kathleen M. Condon of Portland with whom she lived. Four grandchildren, Stephanie Amergian of South Portland, Alexis Bruns of New Hampshire, William Condon ( Ashley) of Falmouth and Kathleen (Christian) Hoffman of New Orleans and 4 great grand-children, Larissa Amergian, Andrew Amergian, Hudson Hoffman, and Hillary Hoffman.
Bea is survived by her sister Priscilla Cayer of Pennsylvania as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins, and is predeceased by her step-mother Myrtle Perkins, brothers John Kevin Noone, David Noone and Lawrence Noone and sister Carol Caston.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Seaside Health and Rehabilitation Center and Beacon Hospice workers and the steady stream of visitors who took time to come and visit Bea when she was no longer able to travel.
Bea was heavily influenced by a powerful desire to make a tangible, beneficial and enlightening contribution to the lives of others. So to honor her life and her request of no memorial service, please consider an act of random kindness in the name of Beatrice M. Condon at your next available opportunity and be kind to one another.
Scarborough, ME – Richard K. Keyser Sr., 90, of Portland, died on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Maine Veterans’ Home. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille R. (Lavoie) Keyser, who died on March 14, 1988.
He was born on July 3, 1925 in Manchester, NH the second child of the late Leon and Allison B. (Foote) Keyser. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Merchant Marines during World War II.
Richard, at age 82, retired from Theodore Logan & Son, Inc., Portland as a painting estimator. One of his favorite pastimes was watching Major League Baseball, especially his Boston Red Sox.
He is survived by his three sons, Richard Keyser Jr. and his wife Pamela of Highlands Ranch, CO, Gary Keyser and his wife Sally of Fishers, IN and Karl Keyser of Old Orchard Beach, ME as well as six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and twelve nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Wayne and Robert Keyser.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for their care and support during Richard’s stay.
There will be no services; a private burial will take place at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to your favorite charity.
Auburn, ME -- Edith M. (Ford) “Pat” Landean, 86, of Auburn died on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Odd Fellows & Rebekah’s Home of Maine. She was the wife of the late Maurice Landean.
She was born on March 4, 1929 in Lewiston, ME a daughter of the late John Ford and Alice H. (Hamilton) Carr and has been a Lewiston / Auburn residence all of her life.
Pat enjoyed playing Bingo, gardening and scrapbooking as well as eating lobster and she loved Moxie. She also greatly enjoyed the outdoors and would spend as much time as possible at her campground at Range Pond, listening and watching the birds.
She is survived by her son William Landean and her daughter Susan Miers, as well as four grandchildren Noah and Andrew Breau, Clint Landean and Seth Debios. She also leaves three sisters Gloria Butler, Patricia Cory and Patricia Emery and five brothers Edward and Ronald Carr, Frank, John and Henry Ford, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to help celebrate the life of this wonderful woman on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Range Pond Campground, 94 Plains Road, Poland, ME. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, West Minot, ME will be private.
Scarborough, ME -- Darrell E. Myers Sr. 77 of Old Orchard Beach died at the Gosnell Hospice House on September 16, 2015. He was married to Dru Myers of Old Orchard Beach for fifty one years.
Darrell was born in Spencer West Virginia to Levi and Freda Myers on July 8, 1938; he was the sixth of thirteen children. He attended schools in Spencer West Virginia, completing his education in the U.S. Navy.
He joined the US Navy in 1955, serving four years Navy as a helicopter mechanic. He was out for six months and joined the U.S.C.G, he was an engineer his entire career. He served on the Cutter Laurel out of Rockland, served three years on the 95 Foot Search and Rescue Vessel Romain out of Ketchikan, Alaska. During his time in Alaska he served as an engineer and rescue swimmer. He was also an engineering officer at the Lifeboat Station in Boothbay Harbor Maine, served on a 378 Sherman out of Boston, Mass for three years, served three years on the Portland Lightship. He retired from the Jonesport, ME Coast Guard station in 1977, after twenty two years of service. He then worked in Machias ME as a logger until 1986 when he started working for Maine Medical Center as a boiler operator. He retired from Maine Med. in 2006.
Darrell was an amazing carver and woodworker. He spent many hours sitting on the beach in Old Orchard Beach hand carving sailing ships. He gave his ships to people that loved them. He also made small carvings for any child that asked, he would ask they wanted and carve it. He was an avid camper and fisherman. He loved helping people by mowing their lawns and snow blowing their driveways. He also loved cooking.
Besides his wife Darrell was pre deceased by his son Darrell Myers Jr. Darrell is survived by son Mark Myers Sr., step- son James Batty Jr., his daughter Jen Hinkley. Grandsons -Darrell Myers III, Mark Myers Jr., Ian Myers, Seth Levi Myers; his granddaughters Taylor Myers and Shelby Cash. His daughters in law; Allie Myers, Tarcia Myers and son in law Marvin Hinkley. He also leaves behind a sister Sally Kay O’Brien and a brother Billy Raye Myers; many beloved nieces and nephews and many friends.
All are invited to a Celebration of Darrell’s Life at the United Methodist Church, 5 Washington Ave Old Orchard Beach ME, on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 10 am. A private burial at Springvale Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date. The family requests no flowers for the Celebration of Life.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Gosnell Hospice House for the care, love and compassion they showed Darrell and his family.