Lisbon, ME – Bertrand L. Levesque, 67, of Lisbon, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in his home. 

He was born on April 16, 1948 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late Roger P. & Gertrude (Montreuil) Levesque.  Bertrand attended St. Louis School and Walton Elementary School and went on to finish high school in the military, then went on to attend military trade school. 

Bertrand proudly served his country in the US Army, serving two tours in Vietnam; first in Artillery and second as a Vietnamese Advisor. 

After his honorable discharge, he opened his own BL electric business and also worked at Maine Electronics.  He then went on to work for Bath Iron Works until his retirement. 

He enjoyed hunting with his brother Moe, especially deer and duck hunting.  He also could be found fishing, which he did with all his brothers. 

He is survived by his two children Anna Proctor and Vincent Levesque and his grandchildren.  He also leaves his brothers Joe Levesque and his wife Helen and Donat Levesque and his wife Diane as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Jackie Ouellette, Moe, Emile and Michael Levesque.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

Scarborough, ME – Frances V. Reise--‐Posey--‐Sidway, 94, died peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She was a daughter of the late Antone and Frances Brazil Reise of Portsmouth, RI. 

Frances attended RI School of Design where she studied Fashion Design.  She worked At the Navy Base in Newport, RI as a draftsman, designing torpedo components. Later she taught tailoring at Swinburne School in Newport, RI, Adult Education at Portsmouth High  School and Elmhurst Academy. She also worked as a seamstress, designing and making wardrobes.  She was an avid quilt maker and was always busy with her gardening and many projects.  

Predeceased by her children, Michael D. Posey and Linda F. Posey; Frances is survived by her daughter Jayne M. Butler of Newport, RI and her son John C. Posey of Scarborough, ME; six grandchildren: Deana and Denise Robinson, Britney Butler of Newport, RI; Michael, Jenna and Jack Posey, all of Scarborough, ME; and five Great grandchildren: Jazmyn, John, Malik and Reise Butler and Mia Posey.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough, ME.  Reception following in the church hall. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Southern Maine Dialysis Center 

1600 Congress St.

Portland, ME 04102


For the blanket warmer fund.

Lewiston, ME – Walter F. Crean, Jr. 72, of Lewiston, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at CMMC surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of the late Nancy J. (Hern) Crean who died in 2014. 

He was born in Beverly, MA on October 12, 1942.  Walter worked for the Town of Yarmouth for twenty five years and also was on the volunteer fire department for both Yarmouth and Lisbon. 

He made friends wherever he went; Walter was a very kind hearted man as well as a loving father, husband, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. 

He is survived by his daughter Cathy Sirois and her husband Jerry of Leeds and his son Walter T. Crean-Carter and his partner Roy Carter of Augusta.  He also leaves his granddaughters Kelsey and Marissa Williamson, his grandson Hunter Sirois and great grandson Maddox Treasure as well as his brothers Tom Crean and his wife Liz of Beverly, MA and Lenny Crean and his wife Debbie of Peabody, MA and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12 noon at Walnut Hill Cemetery, North Yarmouth.


{jcomments off}Portland, ME -- June Jacqueline (Ashley) Ryder of Portland died quietly at home on the morning of October 8th at the age of 86.

She was born in Millinocket Maine, the third daughter of the late Charles and Elsie (Dumas) Pheeney. After graduating from Sterns High School June left Millinocket moving to New York and then Boston, where she met and married William Ryder; later settling in Portland with her two children. 

June is survived by her daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, her son, John Charles, and her three grandchildren, Emily Grace, William Henrik, and Emma Elizabeth. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, 17 October, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at The First Parish in Portland Maine, Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress Street (in the Parish House).

* Folks are encouraged to share memories and condolences at the memorial service as opposed to online.

Portland, ME – Sandra L. (Fillion) Spescha, 58, of Gray died on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Barron Center after a long illness. 

Sandy was born in Rantoul, IL on March 23, 1957 a daughter of the late Richard Fillion and Betty Lou (Brown) Fillion of Portland.  She grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduating from Portland High School as a member of the class of 1975.  She then went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences from Andover College, and also took accounting courses at SMVTI from 1978- 79. 

She spent around two years working for Norman David Lincoln Mercury in Westbrook, then spent a few years at Sea Fresh on the waterfront in Portland.  Sandy then moved to Mass. And worked for the Beverly Hospital for four years or so, but eventually moved back to Maine and worked for Holden Company, D'Angelos, Mancini Electric and Mobil in Windham until retiring due to illness; even then she still worked as a Notary Public. 

Sandy loved animals, especially cats and dogs and cared for many of them throughout her life.  She enjoyed playing Cribbage with her Mom and internet games; she also could be found tending to her vegetable garden and rooting for the New England Patriots. 

Besides her Mother, she is survived by her daughter, Brandy Goodwin and her husband Joseph of Raymond, her two granddaughters Laura and Lexi, her three siblings Caril Schultz and her husband Rusty of Satsuma, AL, Richard Fillion of New Hampshire and Melissa Davis and her partner David Morton of Saco.  She also leaves two step brothers Gary Scribner and his wife Sharon of Florida and Richard Scribner and his wife Stacy of Iowa, a step sister Sandra Scribner-Merlin and her husband Dan Morales of Harrison, ME as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Windham First Church of the Nazarene, 823 Gray Road Windham, ME.  Interment will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. 

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

Animal Refugee League

449 Stroudwater Street


Westbrook, ME 04092


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