Jules J. Deschamps

Cape Elizabeth, ME - Jules J Deschamps,83, of Cape Elizabeth passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Jules was born in Lawrence MA on June 27, 1933 a son of the late August and Amanda (Levesque) Deschamps. He married Christian R Forcinal from Paris France on Dec 22 ,1956 in Lawrence Mass. He graduated from Francis College of Engineering at the Lowell Technology Institute in 1959.

He worked as an engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor for 15 years and then Digital Computer Corporation for another 15 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the army from May 1, 1953 to April 8, 1955. 

Jules is survived by his wife Christiane R Deschamps, two sons William J Deschamps, Bruce J Deschamps, and three grandchildren Christopher Deschamps, Benjamin Deschamps, and Jessica Deschamps.


A private graveside service, with military honors, will take place at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth.

Edward J. Martin

Westbrook, ME – Edward J. Martin, 74, of Westbrook, passed away at his home, on Friday, November 18, 2016 after a long battle with COPD. He was the husband of the late Kathryn (Davis) Martin, who died on December 5, 2006.  

He was born on March 17, 1942 in Portsmouth, NH son of the late James & Elizabeth (Green) Martin. He grew up in South Portland, ME, attending local area schools and graduated from South Portland High School. He joined the Navy in 1963 and served for 4 years. 


Edward was a delivery driver for Oakhurst, where he met his wife, and later for Lepage Bakeries until retiring due to health reason. He enjoyed everything that had to do with Trains, from models to the real thing, including being a member of Maine Narrow Gage Railroad. He would spend every Sunday afternoon down at the Narrow Gage punching tickets on the train rides until his health declined. He was a long-time member of Central Square Baptist Church in Portland. He had a strong bond with his 2 cats Rusty and Oreo. During baseball or football seasons the Red Sox game or the Patriot's game would always be on the television.  


He is survived by his daughter Christine M. Heavel and her husband Ernest “Lee” and his grandson Keith Heavel, all of Westbrook. 


The family would like to send out a very special thank you to all the VNA workers who helped them over the past months and especially the last few weeks. Ed really enjoyed all the visits, and they made this very difficult time a little easier with all the support they got from the VNA.  


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Street, Portland. His interment will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, ME.


Margaret (Cochrane) Moore

Kennebunk, ME -- Margaret (Cochrane) Moore, 97, of Kennebunk died on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at her home.  She was the wife of the late Leslie A. Moore, who died in 1967. 

She was born on January 24, 1919 in Highland Park, MI a daughter of the late John & Florence (Rogers) Cochrane and sister of the late John Cochrane Jr. and Robert Cochrane. 

Margaret worked as an office manager for GEMCO Electric in Clawson, MI for many years until retiring in 1986 to join her daughter and grandchildren in Kennebunk.  She was also a proud member of the Daughters of Scotia and served as Past Chief Daughter at the Highland Mary Lodge in Michigan. In Kennebunk she was a member of the Senior Center of Lower Village, where she was a bridge club regular, and the Fifty Plus Club, where she served as secretary. 

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra K. Humphries of Kennebunk, and her son, Alan B. Moore and his wife Deanna of Grapevine, TX.  She also leaves two grandchildren, Jessica M. Humphries of Philadelphia, PA, and Ian B. Humphries of Sandy, Utah and 4 great grandchildren, Keira, Aiden, Ryann and Liam Humphries all of Sandy, Utah, as well as a sister-in-law Barbara Cochrane of Oak Park, MI, a cousin, John Muir, a nephew, William Cochrane, and two nieces, Patricia Smith and Bonnie Fegley.  

There are no services scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Senior Center of Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME, St Jude’s Hospital, the Shriners Hospitals or Disabled American Veteran charity. 

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Hospice of Southern Maine. Your kindness and support will not soon be forgotten.


Ronald R. Cloutier

Saco, ME – Ronald Raymond Cloutier, 74, formerly of East Hartford, CT died on Monday, November 14, 2016 at his home.  

He was born in Lewiston, ME on August 26, 1942 a son of the late Lucien and Adrienne (Martineau) Cloutier.  He attended local area schools and graduated from St. Dominic’s High School in 1962. 


Ron served his country proudly as a member of the United States Air Force from 1966 – 1968.  He then spent forty years working for Pratt Whitney in East Hartford, CT.   


He enjoyed spending time at Old Orchard Beach, where he vacationed while living in Connecticut.  He loved Maine seafood and enjoyed lobster at his favorite restaurant, the Clambake in Old Orchard Beach. 


Ron is survived by his brother Roger Cloutier and his wife Frances of Lewiston, his nieces Christina Mayberry and her husband Steven of Denmark, ME and Caryn Amadei of Lewiston.  He also leaves a great nephew Adam Mayberry of Portland and great nieces Tessa and Eliza Amadei of Lewiston as well as his great friends George Benson, Gene Pesta and Steve Knapik of East Hartford, CT.  He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Robert Cloutier. 


A private family service is being planned for the spring.


Donald P. Dickinson

Windham, ME -- Don Dickinson, beloved husband of 54 years to wife Elaine, died at home under the guidance and steadfast care of VNA Hospice, on Sunday, November 13, after living with the limitations of stroke and progressive dementia for nearly 6 years.  Regardless of limitation, Don was quick to say thank you for each day in prayer. 

Don was a native of Salem MA, a graduate of Gordon College and Divinity school, and served churches in Wales and Charlestown, MA, retiring from ministry after 22 years of service, from First Calvary Baptist in North Andover, MA in 1993. 

Don served in many capacities; he was president of The Baptist Home of MA, The Ocean Park Association, The Pines, and the Greater Lawrence Council of Churches.  He was on the board of the American Baptist Churches, USA for eight years. 

Upon retirement, Don found his 18th century home and began its restoration.  He lived history and shared the house with the third graders of Windham, as they learned about their local history, for many years.  The house was also open to the Windham Historical Society.

Don is survived by his wife Elaine Dickinson, his sister Caroline Hahlbeck; his children: Holly Dickinson Amidon and David Dickinson, David’s wife Kristy Dickinson, and his grandchildren: Daniel Amidon, Jessica, Emma, and Andrew (A.J.) Dickinson. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, December 3, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at United Baptist Church, 318 Main Street, Saco.  A Memorial will follow at 10:30 at the United Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to:

United Baptist Church

318 Main St

Saco, Me.


VNA Hospice

50 Foden Rd 

South Portland, ME 04106

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