Portland, ME – Kristin V. Carter, 33, of Scarborough died on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Maine Medical Center.  She was the companion of Eric Steeves also of Scarborough. 

Kristin was born on September 25, 1981 in Portland, ME, a daughter of Margaret A. Carter and her companion Danny Dyer of Scarborough.  She grew up in the greater Portland area, attending schools in both Portland and Scarborough, graduating from Scarborough High School in 2000. 

Besides the love and devotion she had for her three children, which was boundless, Kristin’s life revolved around Roller Skating.  She was a staple at the Happy Wheels in Scarborough for many years. 

Besides Eric and her mother, she is survived by her three children Kassidy Temm, and Brady and Kaleigh Steeves all of Scarborough.  She also leaves her sisters Sherri Carter of Chesterfield, VA, Catherine Dadiego and her husband Joey of Auburn, Pam Oakes also of Auburn and Kristi Dyer of Westbrook, her brother Eddie Oakes of Windham and her Maternal grandparents Wayne and Jackie Carter of Gorham, as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Happy Wheels, 331 Warren Ave, Portland. 

PORTLAND, ME – Donald L. Horsley, 70, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015, surrounded by loving family and friends at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.

For further information please visit Donald's memorial site at www.donhorsley.org


South Portland-Donald Carl Ward passed away peacefully at home on March 29 with his family by his side.

Don was born on January 9, 1926, in Portland, Maine, the son of Clarence and Eleanor (Dickinson) Ward.

He is a 1943 graduate of South Portland High School and worked as an engineer for the Maine Central Railroad retiring in 1986.

In his younger years Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycles, but he will be best remembered for his fine woodworking skills having made among many things cherry furniture that rivals today’s well known furniture makers. The family will cherish these pieces.

Don is survived by his wife of 69 years, Laura (Hawkins), his daughters, Donna Marston of Peaks Island and Beverly James (husband, Larry) of New Albany, MS.; brother, Theodore Ward (Jeannie) of Tucson, AZ; six grandchildren: Sheri Feeney (Peter), Frank Marston, Jr. (Alina), Matthew Marston (Rosie), Heather James, Laura Blount (Nick) and Michael James; eight great grandchildren: Liam and Connor Feeney, Luke, Anna,and Michael Marston, Thomas Marston, Jones and Colton Blount.

The family will have a graveside service in the Spring to honor his life.

Falmouth, ME – Joyce Eileen (Oakes) Vartabedian, 85, of Falmouth and formerly of Providence, RI passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Foreside Harbor, her home for the past 3 and ½ years.  She was the wife of the late John Vartabedian, who died in 2003. 

She was born in Beddington, ME on May 14, 1929 a daughter of the late Eben and Vera (Wilson) Oakes.  Joyce moved to Providence in 1935 where she attended Providence schools and graduated from Hope High School in 1947. 

Joyce was a professional ice skater during her early years skating in “The Ice Follies” and competing in ice skating events.  She worked as a secretary most of her life for the Providence School Department at Hope High School, Central High School and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.  Most of all Joyce loved spending time with her family, especially during the summers in Maine “Blueberry Country”. 

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Leslie Walker of Freeport, ME and Sue Sandowich and her husband Dave of Chester, MD.  She also leaves five grandchildren, Michele Woodworth and her husband Hayden, Christina Powell and her husband Nick, Lynn Edwards and her husband Ryan, Mike Walker and Beth Coffey and her husband Tyler as well as seven great grandchildren, Olivia, Makari, Vera, Sote’, Gavin, Eben and Judah. 

Joyce’s family wishes to thank the staff of Foreside Harbor and Beacon Hospice for their extraordinary care and support. 

A private family burial will be held in July in “Blueberry Country” in Beddington, ME. 

Memorial contributions in Joyce’s name can be made to:

The Christen Foundation

c/o Beacon Hospice

54 Atlantic Place

South Portland, ME 04106



Scarborough, ME – Maxine L. (Corson) Steeves, 82, of Freeport and formerly of Skowhegan passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late Roy “Jack” Steeves, Jr. who died in 1981. 

Maxine was born in Skowhegan, ME on May 7, 1932 a daughter of the late Aleius & Isabell (Avery) Corson Sr.   She grew up in Skowhegan, attending local area schools. 

She spent many years working for Eastland Shoe in Freeport, and then went to work LL Bean, where she spent 25 years before retiring in 1990. 

Maxine enjoyed candlepin bowling when she was younger and also loved spending time in her flower garden and hanging around the pool.  Every Sunday during racing season she could be found watching NASCAR with her son and also enjoyed her trips to Skowhegan during the summer to spend a couple of weeks with her sister Christine and visit family and friends.  She also loved her cat “Buddy” and spending time with her granddaughter and her boys. 

She is survived by her daughter Donna Stubbs and her son Timothy Steeves, both of Freeport.  She also leaves a granddaughter Angela Ingerson and her husband Ryan, also of Freeport, her four great grandsons Hunter, Conner, Sawyer and Tanner, her siblings Christine Miller, Betty Soucy and Philip Greene, several nieces and nephews as well as her extended family, Joel and Michelle Best and their children Jen, Sabrina, Vicky and Joel Jr. and Michael and Carol Whitehouse and her son Matthew Lewis. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to both the staff in the Cardiac Unit of Maine Medical Center and the staff and volunteers at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the care and support they showed during Maxine’s illness. 

Services will be held later on in the spring at a day and time to be announced. 

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

American Heart Association

51 US Route 1


Scarborough, ME 04074

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