Bowdoin, ME – Wendy L. (Pooler) Aldridge, 58, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.  She was the wife of Rickey R. Aldridge. 

She was born on April 26, 1957 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Robert F. Pooler and Lillian Jane (Horr) Pooler of Westbrook, ME.

Wendy was an avid reader and loved children as well as being a great cook; everyone will miss her baked beans and her banana bread. 

Besides her mother and husband of 27 years, she is survived by her four children, Brian Morin and his wife Melinda and their children Jacob Lanoue, Alyssa and Carter Morin;  Jonathan Morin and his daughter Abigail, Jillian Aldridge and her children Savannah, Haley and Konner, and Daniel Aldridge.  She also leaves her siblings Michael, Brian, Bruce and James Pooler, Lynn Brown, Angela Brown-Adams and their spouses as well as multiple nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Crooker LLC of Topsham including all the employees, who treated her like family.

Wendy will be sadly missed by all who knew her as she was a wonderful mother, sister, nana and wife; "I miss you forever, no one will ever be like you." 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.  A Funeral Service will be held at the chapel at 11:30 a.m., followed by burial in Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.

Lewiston, ME -- Roger J. Caron, 72, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his home.  He was the husband of Bonnie (Harrington) Caron.

Roger was born in Lewiston, on August 18, 1943 a son of the late Laurent J. & Lorraine M. (Guimond) Caron.  He attended local area schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. 

Following High School he served in the US Army from 1936 through 1966.  Upon his return from active duty, Roger worked in construction as a master carpenter both in Maine and Massachusetts. He was a member of the Eagles Club and was an enthusiastic football fan, always routing for his New England patriots. Besides his loving wife Bonnie, he is survived by his three sons Larry, Louie & Lanny as well as eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, ten siblings and scores of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME.  A memorial visitation will follow concluding at 1 p.m. Burial will be private.

Scarborough, ME -- Roger F Pingree, 80, passed away at Maine Veterans’ home on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  

He was born in Winthrop, ME, a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Flanders) Pingree.  Roger was educated in the Portland school system and graduated from Portland High School in 1954. 

Roger served in the U.S. Air Force.  He worked for Morong Brothers for several years and enjoyed many years as building superintendent at Eastern Prom Condos.  After retiring he moved to North Carolina and then to Florida.  

He enjoyed woodworking and New England sports teams especially the Boston Red Sox.  

He was one of ten children survived by sisters Sarah Libby and Jane Johnston of Scarborough.  Roger leaves behind his sons Arthur (Julie), Richard (Lorena), Kevin, and daughter Teresa Dupuis (Larry).  Roger will be sadly missed by grandchildren Scott, Sarah, Samantha Lynn, Samantha Toni, Kera and Hannah, great grandchildren Jayden and Emma and will also be missed by his many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside ceremony to take place at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland on Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Maine Medical Center and unit B at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough for the excellent care. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Maine Veterans’ Home

290 US Route One


Scarborough, ME 04074

Bangor, ME – Stephen Harold Morse, 92, of Bangor died on November 19, 2015 at Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Mr. Morse, the husband of the late Eileen F. (Libby) Morse, was born in Bartlett, NH on May 8, 1923 the youngest child of Robert Bruce Morse and Myrtie (Aldridge) Morse Hurd.  Steve grew up in Portland, ME and graduated in 1941 from Portland High School.  

Mr. Morse served for four years in the Pacific during WWII.  The Morse’s were married for 67 years (February 16, 1947).   Steve worked for AMOCO Oil, Carolyn’s Catering, Cumberland Club, Seaman’s Club and AR Bishop.  He also owned and operated Westcustogo Inn in Yarmouth, ME. 

He was active in the Masons and at Trinity Church.  His passions were cooking, singing and his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, step-father, Monte Hurd, his wife Eileen, his son Laurence, brothers Stewart and Vincent, sisters Maude Levine, Violet Davis, Constance Fortier, Marge Cook and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He is survived by his son Steve (Janet), Bruce Wanda), grandchildren Joshua (Aimee), Benjamin, Nicole, Samantha, Chris and a great grandson, Joshua Steven Morse.  He also leaves behind his sister in law Rae Hutchinson, friends: Catherine Anderson, Rick and Fran Day, Vic Cormier, the Moore Family and Nancy Doyon Chandler.  

Many thanks to Dr. Hassan, Lindsay Chadbourne, the staff at Longrale Apts., St Joseph’s Hospital and Bangor Nursing and Rehab. 

A date for the Spring Interment of Steve and Eileen at the Cemetery in Bartlett, NH will be announced at a later date. 

Donations may be made to:

Trinity Episcopal Church Guild

580 Forest Ave.


Portland, Me 04103

Scarborough, ME -- Rene Alfred Eugene, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 6, 2015 surrounded by family at the MVH-Scarborough, Maine.   

Rene was a native of New Orleans and served in WWII as a US Marine on the USS Indiana Battleship.  After the war he worked at the Civil Corp. of Engineers in New Orleans till his retirement.   

He was a devoted Catholic, enjoyed New Orleans food, watching sport games and the company of family and good friends.  

He is survived by his three daughters:  Donna Eugene of Maine, Marion Turner and her husband Jeff Turner of Mississippi and Deborah Eugene and her husband Mark Damme of Nevada.  His two grandchildren:  Adam Eugene of New Hampshire and Anna Eugene of Maine.    His three siblings:  Shirley Drell and Gerard Eugene of Maryland and Mary Lou Perkins of Louisiana and their families.   


The burial service will be private. 

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