MacDonald BruceTurner - Bruce B. MacDonald,SR,74, of Turner died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Lewiston June 2, 1939 a son of the late Edward & Lilla Bryant MacDonald he was educated in Auburn schools and graduated from E.L.H.S in the Class of 1957. He served in the U.S. Air Force.


Bruce was a member of the United Methodist Church of Auburn and was a former member of the Methodist Bell Ringers. He worked for over 30 years at Northeastern Refrigeration as a bookkeeper and then later at TD Bank.


He was a member of the Tranquil Lodge AF & AM, the Scottish Rite, and he was a charter member of the Kora Crazy Cops. He was also a Worthy Patron of the Dwinal Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.


He is survived by his wife, the former Pamela Carroll of Turner whom he married May 14, 1966. He is also survived by his son Bruce B. MacDonald Jr.

and his wife Dawn of Hanover, PA and his daughter Patricia Stone of Turner,and 5 grandchildren, Katie and Sean MacDonald, Carli, Ben and Cassidy Stone.

He is survived by his brother Edward MacDonald and wife Joyce of Poland and his sisters Charlene Pelletier and husband Lucien of Oxford and Jeannine Rogers of Lewiston, and sisters-in-law Connie Ray and husband Tom of Auburn and Deborah Picard and husband Bruce of Summerfield, FL


The family wishes to thank the Turner Rescue Service


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Nelsen Dorothy 115Auburn, Maine -- Dorothy June Nelsen, 81 formerly from Scarborough, Maine, died Monday August 5, 2013 at Clover Nursing Home in Auburn with her family at her side. She was a loving wife of Theodore R. Nelsen Sr. of 61 years. She was born on January 18, 1932 a daughter of the late Myrtle M. Hayman Woodman Libby and Maurice L. Woodman.  

Dorothy grew up in Portland, Maine and attended Portland schools. She worked in Portland hospitals as a kitchen aid and nursing aid, Portland fish factory, did waitress and clerk work in various locations and retired from as a work leader at Fairchild National Semi-Conductor for 20 years in South Portland.

Dorothy was a member of the Eagles Club in Portland and the American Legion in Westbrook. She enjoyed socializing and dancing, playing bingo, cards, crafts, knitting and crocheting. She was a social butterfly at the Clover Nursing Home and mother to all her caregivers and other patients there whom she took upon herself to care for. She was loved by so many there. She especially loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  

Dorothy is survived by her husband Theodore Nelsen Sr., her three children: Linda Kenney and husband Mark of Lewiston, Donna Bragdon and husband Peter of Mechanic Falls and Theodore Nelsen Jr. of Auburn, seven grandchildren, Raymond Reece and Melanie Julian of Auburn, Lisa Kenney of Gorham, James Turgeon of Auburn, Christopher Bragdon and wife Sarah of Tampa Florida, Alison Hatch and husband Jeremy of Farmington, and Nick Bragdon of Mechanic Falls. And great grandchildren, Zachary, Julia, Abigail, Benjamen, Nathan, Kayla, Aaron, Jaekup, Gweneth, and Olivia. And survived by her brother, Donald Libby and wife Diane of Buxton. She was predeceased by siblings, Helen Gendreau and husband Fred, Francis Collins and husband Donald, and Marjorie Valeriani.

Visitation will be held Monday August 12, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Wilde Memorial Chapel, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland, Me. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Chapel followed by her burial at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress St. Portland, Me.

Dorothy's family would like to thank the staff at Clover Nursing Home for their kind, generous, compassionate care of Dorothy during her stay there. Special thanks to Beth and the staff close to her there over the past 6 years.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit to sign Dorothy’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.

Boothby Keisha002Portland, ME – Keisha L. Boothby, 24, of Portland passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, August 1, 2013. She was born March 26, 1989 a daughter of Thomas R. and Sandy J. (Frank) Boothby.

Keisha was an amazing person who would do anything for anyone. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially her son Antonio. She was loving, caring, devoted and had the brightest smile.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her son Antonio Boothby-Fuentes, her sister Courtney Boothby and her nephew Jovany Riz-Boothby all of Portland. She also leaves her Maternal Grandparents Raymond and Shirley Frank of Scarborough, three Aunts, Terry Reynolds and her husband Craig, Melissa Frank and Valerie Chadwick and her husband John, an Uncle Raymond Frank as well as several cousins and many other family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered by all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 66 Mellen Street, Portland.

Interment will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit to sign Keisha’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

126 Portland Head Lighthouse Maine picturesWestbrook – Richard F. Orlando, 64, of Scarborough died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Springbrook Nursing Home.

Richard was born in Portland, son of the late Henry S. Orlando and Imogene E. (Rainey) Orlando of Scarborough. He grew up in Portland, graduating from Portland High School.

Besides his Mother, he is survived by his two children Nicholas Orlando of Portland and Angela Ferland of Scarborough and his three grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters Elizabeth Orlando of Portland and Altana Duclos of Scarborough and two brothers Gerard Orlando and John Orlando of Halifax, MA. He is predeceased by his sister Nancy Szabo of San Diego, CA.

At Richard’s request there will be no services, with a private burial in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit to sign Richard’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

Brown LewisAuburn, ME – Lewis “Fred” Brown, 74, of Valview Dr. died Saturday morning, August 3, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Auburn Hospice House. He went to be with his wife of 47 years, Irene on their wedding anniversary.

Fred was born on March 20, 1939 in Auburn, ME a son of the late Carl F. and Myrtle E. (Abbott) Brown. He was educated in the Auburn School system.

Fred was an auto mechanic and sheet metal worker at various local businesses. He and his wife Irene also owned and operated Chicken City in New Auburn for several years until they retired in order to enjoy their grandchildren.

He was Trail Master for Mt. Apetite Snow Travelers for the majority of the seventies.

Fred’s love was the restoration and then driving of his 1931 Model A Pickup. He and his wife enjoyed mining for gems and minerals as well as doing ceramics. He was also considered “Our Social Butterfly” as he enjoyed going and visiting with family and friends; he always looked forward to Thursday night horseshoes with the boys.

Fred leaves behind his two sons Wally and his wife Kathy of Auburn and Carl and his longtime companion Trish of Minot. He also leaves his grandchildren Rick and Lauren Brown of Auburn, McCoy Brown of Vasselboro and Kaile and Keegan Leighton of Minot as well as a brother Gordon “Bucky” Brown of Auburn, a sister Carlene Pare and her husband Gerry of Poland, several nieces and nephews and his little dog Mandy.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date via Facebook, newspaper and telephone.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit to sign Fred’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

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

Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road

Auburn, ME 04210

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