South Portland, ME - Pauline Marie Hahn, 60, of South Portland died at home Friday, December 19, 2014 following a long illness.  

She was born in Rumford, the second of seven children of Alyre Joseph and Claire Marie (Michaud) Richard.  She attended Rumford schools and earned a B.A. in Medical Technology in 1976 from the University of Maine. Upon graduation, she was hired by Mercy Hospital in Portland where she worked until shortly before her death attaining the position of senior technologist. 

She was predeceased by her mother and an older sister, Venise Van Tassel.  She is survived by her husband of 38 years, David Russell Hahn of South Portland; her father in Portland; three brothers, Maurice Richard of South Portland, Raymond Richard of Portland and Emile Richard and wife Rita Cantor of Gorham ,and two sisters: Elaine Boyd and husband Jeff of Rochester, NH, and Christine Reed and husband Eric of Exeter, NH. 

There will be no funeral service per the wishes of the deceased.  

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:

The Cancer Community Center of South Portland

778 Main St.


South Portland, ME 04106.

Scarborough, ME – Percy Allen Tripp, 77, of Westbrook and formerly of Rumford, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  He was the husband of Ann (Buccina) Tripp. 

He was born in Rumford, ME on May 22, 1937 a son of the late Percy G. & Dolly (Tims) Tripp and has resided in Westbrook since 1985. 

Percy was a veteran of the US Air Force, having served in the States and the Far East.  He retired from AT&T in 1999 after 39 years of service. 

Besides his wife he is survived his three daughters, Debra Fournier and her husband Dan of Buxton, Wanda Cote and her husband Dick of Rumford and Cindy Courchesne and her husband Claude of Leeds, a step daughter, Trudy Lyon and her husband Hank of South Windham and a sister Sally Turbide of Mexico.  He is also survived by six grandchildren Amanda Smith and her husband Josh, Richard Cote and his wife Kim, Katelyn and Zachary Courchesne, Bradley Lyon and his wife Megan and Jason Lyon and his partner Angela, three great grandchildren Sophia, Lauren and Dominic as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his siblings Annie Elizabeth Tripp, Garfield Tripp, Daisy Tripp, Keziah “Peggy” McIntyre, Lewis Tims and George Tripp. 

To honor his wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.  A private service will be held when his ashes are interred in the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta, ME. 

Happy Trails and May God Bless all of you. 

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

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue

Boston, MA 02215


Maine Veterans Home

ATTN: Resident Activities

290 US Route One


Scarborough, ME 04074

Scarborough- Robert Chester Hatch, 80, of Kennebunk, passed away at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 after a long illness.  Robert was born August 4th, 1934, a son of the late Wilmont C. and Bernice Hatch.

A carpenter by trade, Robert was a jack of all trades who enjoyed deer hunting and brook fishing. 

Surviving Robert is his loving wife of 61 years; Virginia May (Dennett) Hatch, his seven daughters; Linda Cluff of Kennebunkport; Barbara Bunnell and her husband Willie of North Carolina; Ramona Descoteaux and her husband Paul of Florida and Maine; Donna Shaw of Kennebunk; Tammy Bickford and her husband Wade of Kennebunkport; Vicki Davis of Springvale; and Lisa Lord and her husband John of Kennebunk and he also leaves many grandchildren, Great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Robert is predeceased by a granddaughter Jessica Bailey, a grandson Jason Laprel, two sisters; Lillian Yates and Donna Vachon, and two brothers Arthur Hatch and Freeman Hatch. 

There will be a memorial service in the spring. 


Lewiston, ME – Patricia Irene (Russell) Draper, 80, of Lewiston and formerly of Greene and West Haven, CT died on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at The Marshwood Center.  She was the wife of the late Floyd W. Draper, who died on December 27, 1997. 

She was born in Lewiston, ME on August 25, 1934, a daughter of the late Durward & Lucienne (Lampron) Russell.  Patricia grew up in Sabattus, attending local area schools and graduating from Sabattus High School.  After graduation, she married Floyd and moved to West Haven, CT, where she lived for over thirty years before moving back to Greene, ME.  

She spent ten years working in the housekeeping department at Bates College, before retiring in 1993 to help care for her young grandchildren.  Caring for all of her children and grandchildren was her favorite job.  

Patricia was known for her wonderful smile, her noble heart, her kindness, and generosity.  Patricia was an active member of the Greene Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the piano and the organ. She was also a wonderful singer.  She took pride in her home was and was a very talented seamstress, always busy making clothes for her young children. She loved canning, cooking (especially for the holidays), and playing poker for pennies.  However, Patty's favorite pastime was spending quality time with loved ones. She could always be found talking with friends and family over a cup of coffee.  She was the best wife, mom, and friend anyone could ever ask for. 

She is survived by her son Timothy Draper of Lewiston and four daughters:   Deborah Sadenwater and her husband Patrick of West Haven, CT, Peggy Johnson and her husband David, Kimberly Long and her husband David and Rachel Leighton, all of Greene.  She also leaves ten grandchildren:  Melanie, Missy, Crystal, Jeremy, Amanda, Zachery, Megan, Lizzy, Caleb and Colby as well as a sister Yvonne Winslow of Sabattus, and several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Freddy and Robert Russell and mother of the late Floyd Draper and Yvonne North. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the nurses and aides of The Marshwood Center as well as Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Greene Baptist Church, 103 Main Street, Greene. 

Burial in New Valley Cemetery in Greene will be at a later date. 

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

ALS Association

Northern New England Chapter

10 Ferry Street, Suite 309

Concord, NH 03301



North Yarmouth, ME – William F. “Bill” Espeaignette, 72, of North Yarmouth, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Carol L. (Batchelder) Espeaignette.

Bill was the oldest of six children, born on September 24, 1942 in Brunswick, ME a son of the late Frederick W. & Edith M. (Foss) Espeaignette.  He served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. 

He worked in the building trade’s field and served as a project manager ending his career at M.R. Brewer in 2009. 

Bill loved attending family get togethers, hunting, fishing, building bird houses and gardening, as well as trips to camp in Bethel with both sons and close family friends; he most treasured spending time with his granddaughters.  Bill was also a member of the Casco Bay Lodge #36 and Am Vets Robert W, Boyd, Post II. 

Besides his wife of 50 years, Bill is survived by his sons Michael of North Yarmouth, Mark and his wife Michelle of New Gloucester, brothers George and his wife Astrid (Lou) of New Gloucester, Augustus and his wife Bette Jean of Naples and Joseph of Windham.  He also leaves sisters Helen Steeves and her husband Ralph of Presque Isle and Brenda Espeaignette and her partner Ken Burnham of Bridgton as well as his mother in law Verna Batchelder, brother in law Charles “Butch” Batchelder both of Freeport, seven granddaughters Riley, Haley, Amber, Sierra, Heather, Kristen and Alexis, special friend Karen Luce of Windham and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the visiting nurses and aides of the Hospice of Southern Maine. 

Burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery, North Yarmouth, ME will be held at a later date. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth.  In case of inclement weather, please contact North Yarmouth Congregational Church at 829.3644. 

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

Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074






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