Yarmouth, ME – Daniel B. Soule, 66, of Yarmouth died on April 26, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
He was born in Portland, ME on December 8, 1960 a son of the late Merton Lovell & Elizabeth Josephine (Blake) Soule. He attended local area schools and went on to the University of Maine Farmington with a Bachelor’s in Education, Minoring in History.
Daniel spent twenty-five years as the 7th Grade Social Studies teacher at Freeport Middle School, also coaching Soccer, Basketball and Softball. He also spent thirty-two years at Maine Medical Center, working in the Emergency Room.
He was a member of the Maine Educators Association, and greatly enjoyed golfing, fishing and his vacation trips with his family to Cape Cod.
He is survived by his four children Daniel and his wife Jessica Means, Jessica, Katie, Amy and Becca and his grandson Bryson. He also leaves his siblings Merton, Susan, Charles and John as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sisters Betsy and Diane.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an informal celebration of his life on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Soule residence, 149 East Main Street, Yarmouth, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Root Cellar, The Cancer Center in Scarborough or Becca Soule’s Go Fund Me Page for a medical mission to the Dominican Republic.
Portland, ME -- Rose Ann Goodell, 81, of Portland passed away peacefully surrounded by her three children at Mercy Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 after years of declining health.
She was born in Portland, ME on November 27, 1935 a daughter of the late Nicholas & Antoinette (Candelmo) Russo. In your younger days Rose was a vibrant, charismatic woman who was passionate about traveling and fortunate enough to visit Paris, Greece, Egypt and many states out west.
She volunteered with refugees from Afghanistan in the 1980’s helping them settle into new homes in Portland. She even opened an Afghan import store on Congress St. called Aziz Imports that she ran for a couple of years. She made the ideal shopkeeper as she was congenial, charming and loved to meet new people and learn about new cultures. Her most recent work history was a call center position at LL Bean which she enjoyed greatly.
She loved to cook and made many delicious meals for her family. She was a voracious reader and left a tower of books in every room she occupied. She was especially fond of mysteries. One of her favorite things in life was swimming in her backyard pool. She loved animals and missed her cat AJ after she moved into nursing care at Pine Point Center in January 2016.
She was a devoted daughter to her now deceased parents Nicholas and Antoinette Russo formerly of Chamberlain Ave in Portland. She was a loving sister to her siblings Leonard Russo, Camilla Raposa, Josephine Malconian and Grace Cintron. She will also be greatly missed by her devoted aunt and best friend Mary Ida Russo.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years Lorne Richard Goodell of the Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough, ME, her daughter Lorna Rose Goodell and her husband James A. Lucas of Westbrook, ME, her son Kevin R. Goodell of Portland, ME and her son Morbideus Goodell and his wife Deanna Goodell of Wells, ME. She had four grandchildren Eryk Silver of Vinalhaven, ME, Raven Goodell of Wells, ME, Aidan L. Lucas and Griffin J. Lucas of Westbrook, ME.
Rose’s ashes will be placed to rest in the Goodell family plot in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, ME in a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers please donate to The Animal Refuge League in Westbrook, ME
Scarborough, ME - Angelo “Tony” Lacognata, 89, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriot’s Day, at his home surrounded by his family, just one month shy of his 90th birthday.
He was born May 25 1927 in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Capitano) Lacognata, both of whom immigrated from Sicily
Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Navy in 1944, and was stationed in Okinawa. Shortly after being honorably discharged from the Navy, he opted to re-enlist in the Marines, and was stationed in the Philippines. After another honorable discharge from the Marines, he again opted to re-enlist, this time in the Army, and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany with the Military Police, guarding the Allied High Command Headquarters.
Upon leaving the military, he enrolled at the University of Buffalo, from which he graduated in 1957 with a degree in Sociology. He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Rochester, followed by his Doctorate degree from Michigan State.
He was a college professor, first at University of Maine Orono for 1 year, in 1964, then at Gorham State College, UMPG, and USM, until his retirement in 1989.
He is survived by a son, Stu Lacognata, of Scarborough, ME, and his partner Jane David of London, England, a daughter, Suzanne Cohen, and her husband Lawrence Cohen, Esq. of Newton, MA, a niece, Joyce Berry of Irvine CA, five grandchildren, Alex and Elizabeth Lacognata, Ashley Allen, Summer and Lily Pillsbury, one great grandchild, Wyatt Allen, and his ex-wife and one of his closest friends Esther Lacognata. He was also the brother of the late Mildred Wilcox, Sally McCrae and Carl Lacognata
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.
Burial will be private.
West Bath, ME - Brian Fitzgerald, longtime resident of West Bath, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center, with his son by his side on April 11, 2017.
Brian was born at Bath Memorial Hospital on August 26, 1950 to Eunice and Wilson Fitzgerald and raised in West Bath. Brian spent his early life outside of Maine, joining the Navy where he spent two years as a radio mechanic on helicopters. During his time in the Navy, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for serving during the Vietnam War and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.
After leaving the Navy, Brian spent time traveling abroad and settling down in Arizona for a while before returning to Maine. After returning to Maine, Brian worked at Bath Iron Works in the Engineering department, in charge of manufacturing aspects. After BIW, Brian began working in carpentry, which had been in a way, a family trade.
An avid outdoorsman, Brian hunted and fished across Maine, collecting stories of big fish and good times with close friends throughout the years. What he can be most remembered for was his willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need, a quality that lasted until the end.
Brian will be greatly missed by his son, Codi, brothers Keith and Kevin as well as Keith’s wife Doreen, and nieces and nephews, and many friends that he knew throughout his life.
A memorial service will be held at TnT Bible Church, 213 Foreside Road Topsham, ME on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3 pm, with a celebration of life held at Mae’s Café, 160 Center Street Bath, ME the following Friday, May 5, 2017 from 3-5 pm.
Biddeford, ME – Kenneth Mark “Kenny” Evans, 56, of Biddeford, died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital following a prolonged three-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Biddeford, ME on January 1, 1961, the youngest of seven children, to the late Franklin and Janette (Libby) Evans.
A class of 1979 graduate of Biddeford High School, Kenny was self-employed as an independent contractor and carpenter for thirty-five years throughout Southern Maine. An active member of the Sons of the Amvets Post #1, Kenny enjoyed spending evenings at the club with his friends, playing darts, horse shoes and cribbage. Kenny had a passion for the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and growing vegetables in his garden; growing more than he needed so he could share with everyone, especially his pickles. He also shared his time, skills and knowledge as a carpenter with friends and family and was also an avid reader of science fiction and adventure stories.
Kenny is survived by his longtime partner Debbie Underwood of Biddeford; his children Christopher Evans of Windham, Cory Underwood of Biddeford and Lee-Ann Craig and her husband Aaron and their son James of Sagamihara, Japan. He also leaves his four sisters Judy, Dumont and her husband Larry of Biddeford, Beverly Berry and her husband John of Waterboro, Dale Huot and her husband Ron of Arundel and Susan Simkuowitz and her husband Dave of Saco as well as his brother Jim Evans and his wife Nancy of Hudson, FL. He was also the brother of the late Stanley Evans and his wife Sue Evans.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4:00 – closing at the Amvets Post #1, 147 Alfred Street, Biddeford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kennebunk Animal Shelter and will be consolidated at the celebration of life.