Portland -- Lazaro “ARMANDO” Vives, 85, of Portland died on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Maine Medical Center.
He was born in La Regla, Havana Cuba on Feb 11, 1928 to Bartolomes & Nieves (Roca) Vives. He was the youngest of 4, and the last remaining child. He began working as a shoe maker’s apprentice at the age of eight, needing to assist to support his family. Armando married Ana Luz Valdes in 1956, and had two daughters,
He immigrated to the US in 1963, after having assisted to overthrow the Batista regime. He initially entered in Florida, but soon moved to Bayonne, New Jersey, where his wife's brother and family lived. There he worked at the Ford Motor Company and Maidenform.
In 1971 he decided to move his family to Portland Maine, to find a quieter life. He became a dishwasher at The Cumberland Club. He worked in several factories before opening his own business, The Gold Boot Shoe Repair Shop on Congress St in 1981. His shop became a fixture at the bottom of Munjoy Hill where he also began assisting new immigrants and helping the Latino Community to become united.
He was a passionate man who loved music, dancing, reading, learning, sports, and the outdoors. He encouraged his daughters to excel in music and school, providing them with lessons in violin, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, cello, and piano. During the six years that his daughters played in the Portland Junior Symphony Orchestra, he sat through every rehearsal. He was determined to have his daughters attend excellent colleges and was extremely proud when they graduated from Williams College. When his youngest daughter wanted to continue with her education he continued to support and encourage her as she completed three more years at the University of New England.
In 1980 Armando was very proud to become an American Citizen. After opening The Gold Boot in 1981, he became very involved with the Latin Community and the Seventh Day Adventist Church, becoming a leader in both areas. When new immigrants arrived in Portland they were quickly directed towards him, as he would help them in any way he could. He would work tirelessly to assist people to find housing, furniture, work, medical care, food, and Jesus Christ. He assisted those dealing with substance abuse issues, and spent his Saturday afternoons with other church members, providing spiritual support and sermons to those incarcerated at the Cumberland County Jail. Though his English was at times difficult to understand he assisted others to complete forms and find their way through the legal, medical, and social systems in order to bring them to an independent level of existence. During the 1990’s he moved his shop to One City Center, renaming it to the Gold Boot II.
For two years in a row, (2005 and 2006) he received the “Leadership Cesar Chavez Award, Si Se Puede!” In 2006 he was also appointed an Honorary Deputy Sheriff of Cumberland County.
He loved life, Christ, his family (which was very extended, including hundreds of people whom he took in as brothers, sisters, daughters, sons and grandchildren), the beauty of all sights, sounds and thoughts, and provided others with uplifting smiles, humor, and twinkling blue eyes that said “Si Se Puede!” (“Yes You Can”).
A Special thank you is given to the wonderful staff on the CICU Unit of Maine Medical Center; your wonderful care of our father/friend/leader is greatly appreciated, as is the support that you provided to his family and friends. Your kindness and guidance helped us tremendously. And words cannot begin to express the gratitude felt for the incredible care and attention provided to Armando by his fiancé of two years, Ana Maria Santos.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 91 Allen Ave, Portland. Testimonials will follow at 6 p.m. and a Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.
Burial will be held Monday morning, August 26, 2013 in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. A funeral procession will leave the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 9 a.m.
Portland, ME – Andrea L Juers, 73, of Cape Elizabeth, ME died at Mercy Hospital on August 20, 2013 after living 21 years with breast cancer.
Andrea was born in Oakland, CA on June 1, 1940, the daughter of Anne and John Langen. The family settled in Wheaton, MD in 1948 where she graduated from Wheaton High School in 1958. She graduated from Penn State with a BA degree in Liberal Arts in 1962. While at Penn State she met her husband of 51 years, David Juers. They were married on July 14, 1962 in Silver Spring, MD. After living three years in Appleton, WI, where David attended graduate school, they settled in Westbrook, ME. In 1993 they moved to Cape Elizabeth, ME where Andrea could see her beloved sunrises to her heart’s content.
In the early years of their marriage Andrea devoted her life to raising four children. She did volunteer work at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church and was instrumental in the creation of Community Health Services. After serving as Christian Education Coordinator at the church she became a book salesperson with Sundance Publishers, selling books to schools with a focus of teaching through literature.
In 1992 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and although she had years where she was cancer free, there were several times that she had to receive cancer treatments, the most recent being from 2010 to 2013. She became an avid participant and supporter of the Cancer Community Center, where she organized and participated in several fund raising activities. She applied her fund raising skills to the MS150, a bike ride to benefit multiple sclerosis, and to Stewardship Campaigns and auctions at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church. In spite of her many episodes with cancer she lived life to the fullest, traveling to see family and friends and visiting many places outside the United States. She was an avid reader, writer, potter, and gardener.
She is survived by her husband, David; four children; Douglas and wife Jill of Walla Walla, WA; Joelle and husband Mark of Wilmington, DE; Pamela of Charlotte, NC; and Daniel and wife, Jolena of South Portland, ME; seven grandchildren, Eliza of Walla Walla, Grace of Wilmington, John and Zane of Charlotte; and Jackson, Caleb, and Norah of South Portland. Her seven grandchildren were a major joy in her life.
To honor her memory, a service for Andrea will be held at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Church in Portland, ME at 1:30 on September 14. Another way to honor her memory would be to join her Cancer Community Center fund raising team, Dawn Raisers, and participate in the Fight Back Festival at Pineland on September 28th. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Community Center or the Allen Avenue Unitarian Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Andrea’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
Portland, ME – Richard “Richie” Gilbert Dugal, 44, of Gray died on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Maine Medical Center. He was the husband of Sherry Lynne (Traylor) Dugal.
Richie was born in Stamford, CT on January 11, 1969 a son of the late Norman J. Dugal and Eileen F. (Donnellan) Dugal of Yonkers, NY.
Richie owned and operated an appliance installation company called S & R Services, however, he would want to be remembered as a musician, songwriter, and guitar player. Richie had several commitments in compliance to his passion for playing music; his favorite being his most recent project as a host to open mic nights at The Tailgate in Gray, Maine with many great friends.
Ice fishing with his brothers, visiting his mother, and cooking were among many of the things that Richie enjoyed doing during his "down" time. Ultimately, his greatest love and passion was spending time with his wife and children.
Besides his loving wife and beloved mother he is survived by his son John (Roberts) Dugal of Gray and his four daughters Ashley Roberts of South Portland, Jessica Roberts of Gray, Addison Dugal of Gray, and Lexus Dugal of Saco. He also leaves three brothers, Willy Dugal and his wife Lisa of Winslow, Bobby Dugal and his children Isaac, Noah, and Hannah of Fairfield and Kevin Dugal and his wife Nikki and their children Dillon and Sage of Fairfield, ME, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins, a godson, extended family, and many great friends.
A memorial service will held on Monday, August 19th at 11:00 am at the Notre Dame church located at 116 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine.
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Richie’s guestbook, to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
The American Heart Association
51 US Route 1, Suite M
Scarborough, ME 04074
Scarborough- Anita Metcalf, 83, died on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
She was born on October 16, 1929 in Bath, Maine. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Frieda (Ehlers) Bagdikian. She attended Bath schools and the University of Vermont, graduating with both a Bachelors and a Masters in Classics. She was married to the late Charles E. Metcalf for 46 years. Together they owned and operated a fire equipment business.
She is survived by a Son, David E. Fosbroke and a grandson Kenneth Fosbroke of Fairmont, WV. Anita was most appreciative of Sue Stack and David Martin for the years they cared for her. Also, a special thank you to those friends who made her life easier; Lila Wilkins, Judy Martin, Bear Reynolds and Donny Stack.
At Anita’s Request, there will be no services.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Anita’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
Scarborough, ME -- Thomas K. McQuillan, 43, of Old Orchard Beach ME, died on Monday, August 12, 2013 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
He was born in Boston MA.,on October 17, 1969 a son of Thomas C. McQuillan of Plymouth, MA and the late Celeste M. (Cormier) McQuillan.
He worked as a self- employed contractor and loved hunting, fishing and traveling.
Besides his father, he is survived by his loving girlfriend Diane Howe of Old Orchard Beach, his children Tamera and Kaleen McQuillan of Fryeburg, ME and Brandon Weckbacher of Cornish, ME. He also leaves his granddaughter Chloe Dupre of Fryeburg, ME, sisters Betsy Forst and her husband Jeremy of Plymouth, MA and Deborah DeYoung and husband Tim from Punta Gorda, FL as well as nieces and nephews, Eric and Rachael Forst of Plymouth, MA, James T. Spence and David and Jessica Deyoung of Punta Gorda.
There will be no services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Tom’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074