Biddeford, ME – Dennis R. Hayward, 66, of Biddeford, died on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Southern Maine Medical Center. 

Dennis was born in Portland, ME on July 18, 1948 a son of the late Raymond & Hazel (Ward) Hayward.  He attended local area schools, including Portland High School. 

He spent twenty eight years working for Rufus Deering Lumber Co. in Portland before retiring due to illness. 

He was a member of the Veterans Alliance and the former Voltigeur Club, both in Biddeford.  Dennis also enjoyed deer hunting, especially with his Dad and was obsessed with movies, especially war movies; he also collected coins. 

He is survived by a son Stephen Hayward and his wife Kelly of Hollis and two daughters Michelle Demers and her fiancée Vaughn Hanson of Biddeford and Melissa Mattson and her husband James of South Portland.  He also leaves eleven grandchildren Kayla and her husband David, Kordell, Isaiah, Kyra, Nick, Corbin, Avery, Alex, James, Joey and Liam as well as a great grandchild Brady, four siblings Jerry Hayward and his wife Pearl of Gorham, Joyce Imoto and her husband Harry of Clarksville, TN, James “Jimmy” Hayward and his wife Bonnie of Raymond and Cindy Stoddard of Omaha, NB and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland followed by a graveside service at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street Portland at approximately 1:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route One


Scarborough, ME 04074

Lewiston, ME – Lori Sue Walker, 49 of Hiram, ME died on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Marshwood Center. 

She was born in Portland, ME on September 7, 1965 a daughter of the late Sherman Larry & Carolann F. (Sterling) Walker I.  She attended Mount Cutler School and graduated from Fort Myers High School in Florida.  Lori was a member of the JROTC, the color guard and the honor guard while attending Fort Myers High School. 

She was also a member of the girl scouts and enjoyed roller skating, horseback riding, music and dancing and going to the beach. 

She is survived by her sister Sheri Lynn Walker – Townsend, her brothers Sherman Larry Walker II and Sean Leslie Walker, her cousin Jeff Walker and her best friend Laura Libby Small.  

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at the Eliot House and the Marshwood Center.

 There will be no services.

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

Marshwood Center

33 Roger Street


Lewiston, ME 04240

Standish, ME – Richard E. Childs, 57, of Standish, died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home.

He was born on September 23, 1957 in Portland, ME a son of the late Richard A. & Helen (Jewitt) Childs.  He attended schools in Portland and graduated from Deering High School. 

Richard worked for Buxton Oil for many years as an Oil Burner Technician before retiring, and was an active member in the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

He enjoyed karaoke as well as tending to his vegetable garden.  Richard was also an animal lover and had a special place in his heart for his cat, Daisy Mae and his dogs Brutus and Blackie, who are now deceased. 

He is survived by his two sons Richard S. Childs of Scarborough, Shawn M. Childs of Portland; his grandchildren Adrienne N. Childs of Scarborough, Eric S. Childs of Westbrook and Abigail E. Childs also of Westbrook.  He also leaves a brother Steven Childs and his wife Joanna of Buxton, his sisters Vickie Cormier and her husband Gary of Yarmouth and Brenda Moody and her husband Steve of Windham, several nieces and nephews and his lifelong friend Ned Boxer of Sebago.  He was also the brother of the late Terri A. Gower. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.  A graveside service will follow in the memorial garden section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. 

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

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater Street


Westbrook, ME 04092

North Yarmouth, ME – Philip C. Coffin, 67, a North Yarmouth resident most of his life, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at his home.  He was the husband of Nancy C. (Marrotte) Coffin. 

Phil was born in Portland, ME on April 16, 1947 a son of the late Philip J. & Marion T. (Stanhope) Coffin.  He grew up in North Yarmouth, attending local area schools and graduating from Greeley High School in 1967.  

He went to work in the family business, PJ Coffin & Sons at age fourteen and worked his way to Master Plumber before retiring from the business in the early 1980’s.  From there he went to work for GE, Bath Iron Works, Airtemp, Warren Mechanical and NPI and then went on to obtain his CNA certificate and worked in the health field until his retirement in 2000. 

Phil was a member of the Odd Fellows in Portland as well as the Oil Burners Association.  In his spare time he enjoyed mushroom hunting and was taught by Sam Ristich, and was mentioned in his book.  Not only did he hunt and sell mushrooms, but he was also the man to see if you wanted Fiddleheads. 

He was also an animal lover and greatly enjoyed the company of his elders.  He also was a beloved family man, who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons Philip J. “PJ” Coffin and his wife Ginger and Joshua T. Coffin and his wife Erin both of Westbrook, a step daughter Carrie Welsch also of Westbrook and a step son Chris Nute of Casco.  He also leaves twelve grandchildren Valerie, Shane, Shannon, Shelby, Sammy, Bailey, Olivia, Rylieh, Desiree, Christopher, Mckenzie and Taryn as well as two great grandchildren, Travis and Blazen, three brothers Gary Coffin and his wife Elizabeth of Rumford, Frank Coffin and his wife Dorothy and Raymond Coffin and his wife Laurie both of North Yarmouth, a sister Kathleen Coffin-Eaton also of North Yarmouth and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Francis Coffin of Errol, NH. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road North Yarmouth. Celebration of Life Supper to follow, please bring your favorite dish to share. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Phil’s memory can be mailed to:

North Yarmouth Congregational Church Pet Pantry

3 Gray Road

North Yarmouth, ME 04097


or can be brought to the celebration of life on Sunday

Portland, ME -- Barry David Young,   77, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Maine Medical Center with family by his side.  Barry was born on January 1,  1938 in Bangor Maine to the late Pauline (Weeks) Young and Ralph E. Young.

Barry worked hard growing up helping his parents run Young’s Farm in Hancock, Maine. He was a 4H member and enjoyed playing basketball in school. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1956. Barry received a college scholarship and had hoped to become a teacher. He eventually joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany where he specialized in radio communications. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army he eventually moved to Connecticut. He worked at Pratt and Whitney as a machinist and then a quality control manager.  After being employed at Pratt and Whitney for several years, he realized his potential as an engineering machinist and decided to open his own machine shop. He then became the proud owner of Barre Precision in Manchester, Connecticut.

Barry moved back to Maine where he settled into a new less hectic life taking care of his mother and enjoying his independence. He was a member and Mason for 12 years at the David Hooper Lodge #201. He respected nature and its creatures and while living in Maine always had either a dog or cat as a faithful, loving companion. He was a model airplane and train enthusiast, an avid Nascar fan, loved the New England Patriots and the Red Sox and enjoyed listening to music. 

He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Gimilaro and her husband Anthony of West Hartford, Ct; and his beloved grandchild Nicholas. Besides his daughter and her family he is survived by his cousin Carroll Weeks and his wife Janet, very special friends, Allen Stevens and Ruby and Joe Joy; his sister, Sharon and one niece and nephew. He also leaves behind his faithful companion, his cat Mittens.

A Memorial celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date which will take place at the David Hooper Lodge in Sullivan, Maine in the spring.

Donations may be made in Barry’s memory to:

the SPCA of Hancock County Maine

141 Bar Harbor Road

Trenton, Maine 04605.



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