Cash Norman420Scarborough, ME – Norman F. Cash Sr., 76, of Portland died with his family by his side on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the loving husband of Flora T. (Dennison) Cash.


He was born in South Portland, ME on April 27, 1936 a son of the late Winfield A. & Clara E. (Emmerson) Cash Sr. Norman grew up in South Portland, attending local area schools. As a young adult he served his country in the National Guard for two years.


Norman and Flora were married on April 6, 1963 and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the coming weeks.


He spent most of his life driving trucks for companies such as Congdon Transportation and Shurtleff Salt Company both based out of Portland; he used to do long distance runs for Shurtleff. Before retiring to back injuries, he was working as a security guard for Publicover in Portland.


Norman enjoyed watching Westerns, especially those featuring John Wayne; his DvD collection was a site to see. He also enjoyed Johnny Cash and chocolate ice cream. Spending time with his family however was what he loved the most and his facial expressions were certainly unique and will be remembered for years to come.


Besides his wife Flora, he is survived by his five children Evelyn L. Cash and her companion Jim Reed of Saco, Norma Jean Jenks and her husband Griff of Scarborough, Penny M. Wood and her husband Rick Jr. of Portland, Norm F. Cash Jr. and his wife Betty Jo of Windham and Lori L. Jaynes and her husband Chuck of Scarborough. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his nine siblings. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at Grace Church, 628 Gray Road (route 202), Windham. A funeral service will be held at the church on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.


Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit to sign Norman’s guestbook.



Sinnett WIlliam001Portland, ME – William Edward Sinnett Sr., 69, of Portland died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, March 9, 2013.


He was born in Portland, ME on February 28, 1944 a son of the late Ernest Ellsworth Silver and Viola Elizabeth Silver of Portland.

Besides his mother, he is survived by four children Kimberly Smart, Mike Sinnett, Lisa Ward and Jody Sinnett, thirteen grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He also leaves three siblings, Mike, Saralyn and Paul Silver. He was also the father of William E. Sinnett Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.

Lyons Gloria416Portland, ME – Gloria Fay (Gurney) Lyons, 76, of Portland died on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Mercy Hospital.


She was born in Portland, ME on May 28, 1936, a daughter of the late Raymond & Jeanette (Miller) Gurney. She grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduated from Deering High School as a member of the class of 1954.


Gloria owned and operated her own florist shop, GiGi’s Silks in Florida. She also worked for Sea World for about six years and Boardwalk and Baseball in Florida as well.


She was a longtime member of the Woodbine Rebekah Lodge in Portland and acted as a Girl Scout Leader when her children were younger. She would make and sell beaded jewelry and enjoyed activities such as quilting, water color paintings, music and many other types of crafts. She also played the ukulele, the accordion and the organ, which she played for her church, the First Free Methodist Church in Portland.


She is survived by her four children, Carl Carpenter Jr. of Michigan, Janet Swann of Nashville, TN, Teresea Carpenter of Windham and Randy Carpenter also of Michigan. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren as well as her sister P. Jaye Winchester of Pawcatuck, CT, her brother Donald Gardner and his wife Gail of Sandy, OR and several nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the First Free Methodist Church, 140 Congress Street, Portland, ME.


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

Southern Maine Dialysis Center

1600 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04102


First Free Methodist Church

140 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101

Louise RowellGorham, ME -- Louise M. (Libby) Rowell, 85, of Gorham passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was born on November 18, 1927 in Scarborough a daughter of the late Clinton and Mary (Mulkerrins) Libby.

She was blessed with three children, Dennis Rowell of Arizona, Lorna Shanholtz of Gorham, and William Rowell of Portland.

Louise enjoyed the ocean, family and her independence. She was a wonderful person who put others before herself.

She was one of ten children; survived by her sister Kathleen Bayley, and brothers Frank and Henry Libby. Louise was predeceased by six siblings including two sisters, Mary Purington and Ruth Gutter, as well as four brothers, George, Richard, Donald and Robert Libby.

Louise enjoyed seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren whom she thought the world of.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Black Point Cemetery, Black Point Road, Scarborough on April 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland.  Please visit to sign Louise’s guestbook.

Ricci Faith411Portland, ME – Faith E. (McFarland) Ricci, 80, of South Portland, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mercy Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anthony E. Ricci.


She was born in Portland, ME on March 30, 1932, a daughter of the late Franklin H. & Emma L. (Warren) McFarland.


Faith was a very sweet and kindhearted individual who was good to everyone she met. She worked in manufacturing most of her life and was a lifetime member of the VFW, Post 832 in South Portland as well as a member of the American Legion in Westbrook.


She enjoyed doing Karaoke, especially with her daughter Cheryl and kept her busy with many crossword puzzles. She also loved to play Bingo and card games.


She leaves her two daughters Ann Trueworthy and her husband Wayne and Cheryl Tracy and her companion Frank Gifford both of South Portland. She also leaves a son Edward Ricci and his wife Debbie of Biddeford and a sister Harriett L. Masalin and her husband David of Lincolnville as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park at a later date.

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

Animal Refugee League

449 Stroudwater Street

Westbrook, ME 04092

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