Lewiston, Maine - Theodore Roland Nelsen Jr., 55, formerly of Scarborough, Maine passed away on June 29, 2014 at his home in Lewiston with his family at his side after a long illness.

He was born in Portland, ME on February 20, 1959, a son of the late Dorothy J. Woodman Nelsen and Theodore R Nelsen Sr. of Auburn. Ted grew up in Portland and Scarborough, and attended schools in both. 

Ted retired working as a traffic flagger.  He loved the Red Sox and NASCAR, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Besides his father Theodore is survived by two sisters, Linda Kenney and her husband Mark of Lewiston and Donna Bragdon and her husband Peter of Mechanic Falls, as well as several nieces and nephews, Raymond Reece and Melanie Julian of Auburn, Lisa Cousins and husband Andrew of Gorham and their four children, James Turgeon and wife Gerry of Auburn and their two children, Christopher Bragdon and wife Sarah of Tampa, Florida and their 2 children, Alison Hatch and husband Jeremy of Farmington and their two children and Nichola Bragdon of Mechanic Falls and his son. He also leaves his x-wife, Janice Nelsen and his step daughters Amy Peterson and Laura Lugo and their children from Buxton. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.

Theodore's family would like to thank Androscoggin Hospice Care for their kind, generous and compassionate care of Ted during his last few months.

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

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

Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice

15 Strawberry Avenue

Lewiston, ME 04240



Portland, ME – Edward Henry Lecours Jr., 79, of Windham died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Maine Medical Center.  He was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Cram) Lecours who died in May 1996.  He was known to his grandchildren and many as Banka. 

He was born in Nobleboro, ME on September 19, 1935 a son of the late Edward H. & Doris (Watson) Lecours Sr.  Ed grew up in Nobleboro, attending local area schools before joining the US Air Force in 1955, where he served four years during the Korean Conflict, serving on a radio base in Greenland.

Shortly after returning from his service, he went to work for Merrill’s Transportation.  He married Margaret E. Cram March of 1963.  He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Ed enjoyed walking around the town of Windham and spent the past seventeen years doing just that.  He would stop at several local businesses and would chat with everyone.  His red backpack and walker have become a fixture in Windham and will be sadly missed.  He also enjoyed his rabbit Pretty Boy, which for the past four years was an important part of his daily routine; he trained it to do trick as well as took it on several of his walks.

He will be greatly missed his daughter Dorothy L. Merrill and her husband Michael of Windham, his son Edward H. Lecours III of Freeport, his three grandsons Michael and his wife Jenn of Oklahoma, Scott of Gray and Bruce of Windham, a great grandson Seth and four great granddaughters Nicole, Desirae, Hailee and Annabelle.  He also leaves four siblings, Grace Newdick of Durham, Stanley L. Lecours of Portland, Philip L. Lecours of California and Jean Masker of Gorham as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Linda Paul and Yvonne Grover.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.

WINDHAM - Donna M. Lucas, 86, died peacefully at home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. 

Donna was born on January 31, 1928, the daughter of Elvira Buffum.  She grew up in Portland and graduated from Deering High School.  She worked at Pratt Abbott Cleaners for ten years and then as a nurse’s aide.

Donna enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful perennial gardens.  She loved her large family and had fun spending time with her daughters playing Yahtzee, cards, shopping and travelling as they worked on her bucket list.  She also loved living near her sister Ola and spending each evening with her - they watched out for each other.  She was also an avid crocheter and many new babies in the Lucas family were cuddled in her blankets (Afghans).

Donna was predeceased by a son, Timothy Alan Lucas, her husband, Donald E. Lucas, Sr., her twin brother, Douglas Buffum, Brother William Buffum, and Sister Dorothy Chasse.  She is survived by three daughters Linda Holmquist and her husband Danny of Gray, Bettey Landry and her husband Bob of Saco, Nancy Hart and her husband John of Buxton, a son, Donald E. "Skip" Lucas, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Westbrook and Carrabassett Valley, her Sister Ola Hatch of Windham, and thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. 


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


In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be made to:

The American Diabetes Association  

45 Forest Ave.

Portland, ME 04101

Rumford, ME – Mary Kay (Wright) Dubois, 64, of Rumford died on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Rumford Hospital.  She was the wife of Richard R. Dubois.


She was born on March 5, 1942 in Norfolk, VA a daughter of the late Harold and Noni Wright.  Mary grew up in Gault, CA, moving to Maine about thirty five years ago.


She and her husband were active members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, #1248 in Rumford and Mary enjoyed pottery.  Her main concern, however, was raising her eight children, which she did with much love and care.


Besides her Husband Richard, she is survived by her four children, Kem Kirkland and her husband Robert of New Gloucester, Alva George and his wife Brenda of Clearfield, PA, Michael George of Gorham and William George of Sanford.  She also leaves her four step children Robert, Richard and Jimmy Dubois and Kim Turgeon, all of Maine, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, two brother Tommie Maynard of Virginia and Billy Maynard of Missouri, her sister Bobbie Maynard and several nieces and nephews.


There will be no services, per Mary’s request.

Portland – Walter Robert Weitzell III, 54, of Portland died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.  He was the husband of Jacqueline M. (Cummings) Weitzell.


He was born in Brunswick, ME on December 15, 1959 a son of the late Walter R. Weitzell II and Alice S. (Field) Weitzell. He attended Jack Junior High School in Portland.  Walter spent most of his life as an automotive mechanic and restorator.


Walter was a big NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed watching Jimmy Johnson.  He also enjoyed cooking, and being in the comfort of his own home.  Walter loved to sing and being with his family and friends.


Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Laura Lynn Kelley of Bowdoinham, Walter R. Weitzell IIII of Florida, April Dawn Weitzell of Westbrook and Robert Jonathan Weitzell also of Westbrook and two step sons Timothy Porter of Westbrook and Michael Poter of Chicago, IL.  He also leaves his grandchildren Brittney Weitzell, Jenna Weitzell, Zachary Weitzell, Degan Weitzell, Amber Weitzell, Carina Porter, Ryan Jinkham, Joshua Kelley and Quentin Kelley, his sisters Jeanette Plowman of Gorham, Carlene Velazquez of Buxton, Susan Larrivee of South Portland, Amanda Cummings of Saco, Wilita Dang of Biddeford and three brothers James Weitzell of Lyman, Frank Peavey, and Thomas Peavey of West Baldwin as well as several nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.


Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Pownal, ME.




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