Danbury, CT – Earl S. Christensen Jr., 65, of Hollis Center, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Murielle (Rioux) Christensen.
He was born in Chicago, IL on February 19, 1948 a son of the late Earl S. and Virginia (Lexow) Christensen Sr. He grew up in Chicago, attending local area schools, and after High School he joined the US Navy. While stationed in Brunswick, ME he met his future wife Murielle.
While in the Navy he worked as an Aviation Electrician (E-6). After retiring from the Navy, he went to work for D & J’s Garage in Hollis Center.
Earl also crafted jewelry in his spare time, making earrings and rings. He also enjoyed his Mac Computer, he even worked for Apple for a short time. He loved his Chihuahua’s owning many over the years and even bred them for a while. Earl also enjoyed traveling, and owned a few timeshares. A few of his favorite destinations were Florida and New Hampshire. He was also a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and always supported his hometown of Chicago.
Besides his wife of 45 years, Murielle, he is survived by his son Erick Christensen and his wife Tammy of Westbrook, three grandchildren Ericka, Kayla and Meghan as well as his mother-in-law Yvette Rioux of Old Orchard Beach and his brother Lynn Christensen of Missouri.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Thurs, October 17, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. A memorial service, with military honors to follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilde Chapel.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Earl’s guestbook and to leaves condolences for the family.
Portland, ME – Ruth Bell (Henry) Morrill,formerly Ruth B. Ramsdell, 91, of Portland died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Manor. She was the wife of the late Clifford H. Ramsdell and the late Linwood Morrill.
Ruth was born in South Portland, ME on October 31, 1921 a daughter of the late Roy M. & Winnie (Curtis) Henry. She attended local area schools and graduated from South Portland High School. Following high school Ruth attended Husson University and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business.
Ruth then went on to work for Maine Central Railroad for almost 30 years before going to work for the Minott Corp., where she spent 10 years and finally retired in 1986 from Maine Saving’s Bank after never missing a day of work.
She enjoyed bowling and playing golf as well as bridge; she and her friends even created a Bridge Club. She also loved her pets throughout the years. Ruth will be remembered as a hard worker and devoted Mom, doing whatever she could to provide for her family.
She is survived by her two sons Deane H. Ramsdell of Steilacoom, WA and Lee Ramsdell of Scarborough, ME. She also leaves her four grandchildren Nicholas, Samantha, Adrian and Zachary.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Elm Street Methodist Church, 168 Elm Street, South Portland, ME. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ruth’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to:
383 US Route One, Suite 2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
Freeport – Robert Eldon Morrill, 83, went home to be with the Lord with his daughter and grandson at his side on September 7, 2013 peacefully at home.
He was born on October 23, 1929 in Gray, ME to the late John Anderson and Ruth (Eldridge) Morrill. He was the younger of two boys, his brother being John Anderson Morrill Jr. He attended schools in Gray and was in Freeport where he joined the Navy.
He married Elizabeth Meier and raised two children and after being discharged from the Navy he held numerous jobs, mostly electrical work. A few years after Elizabeth died he was doing construction work when he came across his High School Sweetheart, Doris O’Brian, and they married and shared seven years before Doris passed.
He also worked a list of other jobs, not limited to lobstering, road construction restaurant owner, mechanic, electrician, truck driver, ordained minister, private investigator, security, race car driver, wrecher service and pilot…needless to say he was a “Jack of all Trades”. He mostly like being self-employed and even though he held many different jobs his main goal was always to make sure the family was taken care of.
He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the 40 & 8th and probably other organizations along the way. He also supported Boys Town and ASPCA.
In his younger days he liked to have fun in any way it came along. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and also served as a Maine Guide; anyone who met him would say he was a storyteller and a character.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cindy Gallant of Jackman and Susan Keltner and her husband Bill of Freeport, four grandchildren, Michelle Mushero, Joseph Tupper, Harmony Keltner/Nelson and Ivan Robert Keltner. He also leaves six great grandchildren, one who was born shortly after his passing and one great grandchild on the way. He also had an “adopted by love” sister Roland Emerson.
There will be a celebration of life at the American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013. All are welcome to honor and to tell of their encounters and funny stories for all to enjoy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Boys Town, ASPCA, or any veteran’s organization of your choice.
Scarborough, ME – Sharon I. Collins, 60, of Biddeford lost her two year battle with cancer on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of Scott A. Collins.
She was born on October 10, 1952 a daughter of the late Lester G. & Helene Marie (Vernette) Ross. She worked in the deli department for Shaw’s Supermarket in both Biddeford and Saco. She also enjoyed tanning.
Besides her husband she is survived by her two sons Sean Ross and his wife Vickie and Gilman Ross. She also leaves her three sisters Bonnie Illian, Sandra Ross and Terrie Ross as well as many nieces and nephews including April Leeman and Deanna Dumbrocyo.
Services will be private.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Sharon’s guestbook and send condolences to the family.
Jerry Jones 56 passed peacefully on October 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and dearest friends. He was born on September 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Arnold and Eleanor B. Jones. Jerry grew up in Kennebunkport, graduating from Kennebunk High School in 1975. He attended the Baltimore Culinary Institute in Baltimore, MD.
Jerry returned to Kennebunkport where he worked as a chef at the Breakwater Restaurant and Village Cove Inn. He later worked for R.J. Grondin & Sons and the Maine Turnpike Authority before retiring in 2001 due to ill health.
Jerry’s unique love of family, life, and oneness with nature sustained and comforted him over the last fourteen years as he bravely and courageously lived with cancer. Jerry’s positive energy and “get it done” attitude weathered him through this journey. Jerry deeply enjoyed playing the role of fishing guide to family and friends from near and afar. He will be best remembered standing at the end of the breakwater on Gooch’s Beach at sunrise and sunset with his rod and reel in hand waiting for the “Kong” of stripers and checking for the first safe ice of the winter season to return with traps, bait, food, and plenty of children for a fun filled day on the ice with, “Grandpa-Fish”.
He is survived by his loving wife Cindy (Camire) Jones of thirty years. Two daughters, Samantha Nason and her husband Joshua Nason of Kennebunk, ME, Rebecca Jones-Murray and her husband Buck Murray of Lyman, ME, two beloved granddaughters, Karissa Nason and Julianna Nason of Kennebunk, ME. Two brothers Peter Bancroft of North Berwick, ME & Baltimore, MD, Dana Jones and his wife Lisa of Stafford, VA, one sister, Judith Wallace of Amherst, VA. His father and mother in-law, Roger and Jean Camire, of West Kennebunk, ME, two sisters in-law Elaine Riley, Linda Gibson and her husband Gerry Gibson all of West Kennebunk, ME, one brother in-law Danny Camire of Wells, ME. Jerry leaves eleven dearly loved nieces and nephews and seven great nieces and nephews. He embraced Lynzi Boisvert and Chelsea (Cole) Burnell and fondly regarded them as his daughters. He will be intensely missed by all who knew him and loved him.
An open House celebration will be held on October 17, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at The South Church Community House, 8 Temple Street, Kennebunkport, ME.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations are being accepted for the future placement of a memorial bench in Jerry’s honor. For more FMI please contact Cindy Jones at 207-756-9312.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Jerry’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.