Clifford Fred Reichert, Sr., M.D., 91, of 66 Park Road, Windham, Maine, died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 after a long illness. 

He was married for over 55 years to the late Patricia A. (Lenox) Reichert. 

A retired ophthalmologist, he had a private practice in Milford and Framingham, Massachusetts. He was affliated with the former Milford Hospital and Framingham Union Hospital, both in Massachusetts, for over 25 years. He was a member of the American Medical Association, American Board of Ophthalmology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. 

He received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Chemistry from Queens College, New York City. He graduated from the College of Medicine of New York State University and completed his residency at Brooklyn Eye and Ear Infirmary, both in New York City. 

He left City College to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a ball turret gunner in the European theater. As a staff sergeant he earned three Bronze Stars and the Air Medal with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. 

Active in retirement, he was a past commander of the Peace River (Florida) Power Squadron and was a member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Rose Society. He previously lived in Massachusetts, Florida and New Mexico. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, bird watching and foreign travel. 

Born December 28, 1923 in New York City, New York, to the late Eva Marie (Steinmetz) Reichert and George W. Reichert, Sr., he was the brother of the late Arthur L. and George W. Reichert, Jr. 

He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Reichert) Buckingham of Foxboro, Massachusetts and Patrice (Reichert) Porter of Charlottesville, Virginia; son, Clifford F. Reichert, Jr. of Spokane, Washington and three grandsons. 

 

Services were private.

Portland, ME - Matthew Earley, 79 of Portland died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Barron Center. 

He was born on June 27, 1936 in Portland a son of the late George and Winnifred (Harris) Earley.  He was a lifelong resident of Portland, attending local area schools and graduating from Portland High School. 

Matthew traveled around the world working as a chef in different night clubs before settling at the Sportsman’s Grill.  He would spend the next thirty years there, retiring in 2001. 

He enjoyed traveling, lighthouses as well as watching and routing for the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and the NY Jets.  He mostly loved spending time with family, regardless of the occasion. 

Matthew is survived by many nephews and nieces including Kevin Wigglesworth and his wife Pamela, and Jason Wigglesworth; as well as his great nieces Keisha Hanscome and her fiancée Brian Garnett and Ashley Conley, great nephew Dustin Hanscome.  He also leaves his greatest joy, great great nephew Colby Hanscom and great great niece Caylyn Garnett and his cat “Gruba”. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Matthew’s life on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 5 – 8 p.m. at 497 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Matthew’s memory can be made to:

COPD Foundation

3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Miami, FL 33134

 

www.copdfoundation.org

Lewiston-Kelly Sue Laliberte, 46, passed away on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at her home in Lewiston.  She was the companion of Joe Mclean.  A daughter of the late Rodney M. Benson and Shirley M. Durgin, Kelly was born on June 28th 1969 in Lewiston.  Kelly attended local Auburn schools until getting her GED.    

She was employed by Servpro for over 10 years and was an active member of the ACME Social Club.  Kelly loved going to the beach, visiting and collecting lighthouse.  She will always be remembered as somebody who was full of life, and fun to be around. 

Besides Joe, Kelly is survived by her four children; Adam Laliberte, Nicole Laliberte, Travis Laliberte and Trevor Laliberte, A Granddaughter; Madison, four sisters; Tina Benson, Debbie French, Pamela Johnson and Paula Johnson, two brothers; Don Johnson and Rodney (Ben) Johnson, two good friends Crystal Savage and Shannon Duclos, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Kelly was also the sister of the late Robin Wuthenow and Kathy Durgin. 

There will be a memorial service in Kelly’s name on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 11am at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.

Auburn, ME – Theodore R. Nelsen, Sr., 86, formerly of Scarborough, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Clover Manor in Auburn with his family at his side.  He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy J. (Woodman) Nelsen for 61 years. 

He was born on March 2, 1929, a son of the late Henry E. Nelsen & Emma M. Stockford Nelsen Phinney.  Theodore grew up in Scarborough, ME and attended schools there.  He worked at Harverty Buick in his younger years.  He later drove delivery truck for Carr Bros. in Portland, ME for years, and then became a custodian for the Town of Scarborough where he later retired from. 

Theodore was a member of the Eagles Club in Portland and the American Legion in Westbrook.  He was well liked and cared for at Clover Manor in Auburn; they especially loved his smile. 

Theodore is survived by his daughters, Linda Kenny and her husband Mark of Gorham and Donna Bragdon and her husband Peter of Mechanic Falls.  She also leaves seven grandchildren Raymond Reece, Melanie Julian and her partner Dawn Chadburn, Lisa Cousins and her husband Andrew, James Turgeon and his wife Gerry, Christopher Bragdon, Alison Hatch and her husband Jeremy and Nick Bragdon; as well as fourteen great grandchildren, Zachery, Julia, Abigail, Benjamen, Nathan, Kayla, Aaron, Jaekup, Gweneth, Olivia, Alex, Blake, Jayden and Colbey, his brother Gerry Nelsen and his wife Betsy of Florida, his sisters Jean Delponte and her husband Joe of Saco, Patricia Baker and her husband David of Florida and Diana Doughty and her husband Phillip of Rockland.  He was also the brother of the late Wendall and Henry Nelsen and the father of the late Theodore Nelsen Jr. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.  Burial will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.  A gathering will follow in Friendly Village at the Clubhouse in Gorham, 300 Ash Drive, Gorham. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Clover Manor and Androscoggin Hospice for their kind, generous and compassionate care of Theodore during his stay there. 

 

 

Scarborough, ME – Lisa Santiago, 56, of South Gardnier died on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

She was born on June 15, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of Frank & Lydia (Rodriguez) Santiago Sr.  Lisa obtained her Associates Art Degree from the Boro of Manhattan Community College. 

She was employed as the business manager for the Lobster Council of Maine and before that she worked for the Lung Association of Maine. 

Lisa was a very talented artist and was a student of holistic healing and therapies.  A kind, gracious, brave, strong and generous woman, she would give you her last dime or the shirt off her back and ask for nothing in return.  She loved her family tremendously with all her being. 

Besides her parents, she is survived by her Daughter India Santiago and her partner Siiri Lehmus and her grandson Seth Lehmus all of Portland, her brother Frank Santiago Jr. of Brooklyn, NY as well as her niece Raven Santiago of Brooklyn, NY. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of gathering on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Central Square Baptist Church, Stevens Ave, Portland.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 12p.m. at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations would gratefully be appreciated to help with her final expenses by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/d2nw5c

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