Scarborough, ME – Dr. Barbara (Wiener) Raisbeck, 88, of Piper Shores, died on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was the wife of the late Gordon Raisbeck.
Barbara was born on February 7, 1928 in Arlington, MA a daughter of the late Norbert & Marguerite (Engemann) Wiener. After graduating from high school, Barbara went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University School of Journalism and then earned her PhD in Biology from Brandeis University.
Barbara had a career in journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter. She published many short stories and poems. While raising five children, Barbara worked toward a PhD in biology. She also had a career in science working as a professor of biology and doing research in the field of insect physiology.
Barbara was a member of the League of Woman Voters, a member and past president of the Portland Club, and belonged to many literary and book clubs.
A voracious reader, Barbara always had a book in hand and another in her bag. She continued to write stories and articles long into retirement. Barbara enjoyed exploring local history, and restoring and decorating her Victorian homes. Barbara was a lover of animals, and cared for her dogs as long as she had the strength.
She is survived by her children, Michael Raisbeck of Chelmsford, MA; Lucy Trombley of Grand Isle, VT; Alison Lanman of Portland, ME; and James Raisbeck of Lowell, MA. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by beloved son Timothy Raisbeck.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street Portland, ME.
Falmouth, ME - Faith Sutton Miller passed away September 20th at age 94. She retained her signature optimism, and love of life and people, throughout her ninety-four years of life.She was proud to be mother to her four children and three grandchildren, and truly was the heart and soul of her family on a daily basis.
Born on June 14, 1922, Faith lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland, as a child. She was the eldest of five children. She is survived by her siblings Martha Sutton Miller (Pittsburgh, PA); Dr. Harold Griffith Sutton, Jr. and Marjorie (Chicago, IL); and Sarah Hale Sutton (Silver Spring, MD). She was pre-deceased by her sister Virginia Sutton Smith.
Faith majored in psychology while a student at George Washington University, from which institution she graduated in 1943. Over the many years since her college days, she stayed in touch with her sisters from Kappa Kappa Gamma, and enjoyed fond memories of good times with these friends.
Faith was proud to celebrate her birthday on Flag Day. It is not surprising to her family that her pride in her country led her to serve in the WAVES during WWII.
While in the Navy, she met Robert Anderson Miller III, who would become her husband of 56 years. Sometimes the cagey character herself, Faith side-stepped Bob’s efforts to bump into her during lunch by frequently changing her own lunch time. Bob liked to say of their courting days: “I chased her until she caught me.”
After their marriage in 1947, the couple came to Connecticut and settled first in Hartford, and thereafter in West Hartford, where they lived for fifty years, until Bob’s passing in 2004.
A life-long Presbyterian, she was a faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford, CT and was an active member of the church choir for many, many years.
In fact, Faith’s passion for music was inherited from her father, Harold Griffith Sutton, an esteemed professor at George Washington University, and a devotee of both singing and classical organ music. Faith poured herself into both vocal and violin study at the Peabody Conservatory. Faith’s unceasing warmth, kindness and devotion to her family were traits originating in her mother, Sarah Hale Sutton, and magnified with her own patience and resilience.
Faith moved to Oceanview in Falmouth, ME, after the death of her husband. At Oceanview she enjoyed the camaraderie of her newly formed friendships, and took special pleasure in attending concerts and recitals on campus.
Faith is survived by her four children: Nancy Houlihan of Falmouth, ME; Faith Miller and Bob Andrian of Marlborough, NH; Robert and Kim Miller of Walnut Creek, CA; and Betsy Miller of Falmouth, ME. She also leaves three grandchildren: Nathan Houlihan of Bloomington, IL; Rachel Houlihan of Portland, ME; and Thomas Miller of Walnut Creek, CA, and eleven nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to
BrightFocus Foundation (macular degeneration)
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Westbrook, ME - Patricia A Wescott 76 of Westbrook passed away peacefully on September 19th 2016 with her daughters by her side at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long relentless battle with a motor neuron disease which left her unable to walk or speak.
Patricia was born on December 10, 1939 to Leonard May and Laura (Caron) May in Westbrook. She was educated in Westbrook Maine She married the love of her life Raymond E Wescott on August 15,1958 in Westbrook He predeceased her in 2005.Patricia raised her 4 children in Westbrook she is predeceased by her eldest son Shane R Wescott who died in July of this year.
Patricia worked at Westbrook Spinning Company and later at Data General where she retired.
Patricia was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan as well as a New York Giants fan. She enjoyed reading and doing her word search puzzles and adored her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her and her husband enjoyed many summers vacationing at Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire.
Patricia is survived by her daughters Kathleen McIntyre of Westbrook and Donna King of Westbrook, a son Dwayne Wescott of Casco her grandchildren Eric King of Windham, Matthew King and his wife Kate of Westbrook granddaughter Tiffany McIntyre of Biddeford, she also leaves behind her most treasured great grandsons Brayson King of Windham Lucas McIntyre of Biddeford and Jack Perry of Biddeford. They were her pride and joy. She also leaves 2 brothers Paul May and spouse Melanie May of Westbrook and Albert May and spouse Vicky May of Gettysburg PA as well as a sister Dolly Wescott and her spouse Clifford Wescott of Westbrook, as well as many nieces and nephews.
At Patricia's request there will be no public service. There will be a private graveside burial where she will be interred with her son Shane, beside her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook.
The family would love to give thanks to the many medical professionals at Maine Medical Center in Portland for all the compassion and care they have given her over the last year, as well as Dr. Leonard Kaminow of Maine Medical Partners Neurology for never giving up on finding the diagnosis and all his compassionate care for Patricia over the last year.
In Lieu of flowers please send a donation in Patricia's name to the:
Make A Wish Foundation
477 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Auburn, ME – Leo Paul Albert, Jr., 67, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born on June 24, 1949 in Nuremberg, Germany, a son of the late Leo P. & Alma C. (McInnis) Albert Sr. After graduating High School, Leo went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree and his Substance Abuse Counselor License.
Leo held numerous jobs, all across the country including working as a machinist and computer programmer and technician. He also worked as a counselor at the recovery center at Mercy Hospital, Milestone and the Serenity House.
He served his country and was honorably discharged from 101st Airborne Division where he served during Vietnam between October 12, 1966 and September 26, 1968. Leo received a Vietnam service medal with four bronze service stars, the republic of Vietnam campaign medal and gallantry cross.
He was a member of AA, the Disabled American Veterans and donated monthly to the Humane Society, UNICEF, St. Jude’s Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project. Leo could also be found volunteering at the local homeless shelter, serving holiday dinners; his family seldom saw him during the holidays because he loved doing this. Leo also enjoyed surprising his nieces and family members with financial help, readily paying for books and other needs and had a hard time accepting any thanks for his generosity.
He enjoyed sports of all kinds, watching daily on television; he loved the Patriots, Celtic and NY Yankees. Leo’s favorite times included his childhood in Cornish which included playing at the river, his tree house and sliding down the gravel pit. As a young man he cherished his time in Colorado with his friends and lately greatly enjoyed being nestled in front his TV watching sports.
He is survived by his aunt Luella DeWulf of Chesterton, IN, his four sisters Sharon Mallar of Auburn, ME, Theresa Scott of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Jackson of Winthrop, ME and Louella Madden of Leesburg, FL, his brother John Albert of Hiram, ME and a son Eric Grenier, who lives in the Midwest. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Per Leo’s request, there will be no funeral service, the family simply asks that everyone remember their own happy times and laughter with Leo; remember his generosity and care during his life and reach out to your charities and give to your community, always being reminded of his commitment.
Lewiston, ME – Lucille T. (Morin) Letourneau, 87, of Lewiston, died on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Marshwood Center. She was the widow of Roger G. Letourneau, who died in July 2011.
She was born in Lewiston on October 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Joseph and Malvina (Pivin) Morin. Lucille grew up in Lewiston, attending local area schools and worked for many years in local shoe shops.
She was a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston.
She is survived by her son Jeffrey Chartier and his wife JoAn, three grandchildren Michael and Alex Chartier and Audra Sack and four great grandchildren all of Daphne, AL. She also leaves a sister Cecile Cameron of Lewiston, ME as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Daniel Chartier who died in 1970 and a sister of the late Juliette Lapointe, Lucienne Blanchette, Laurette Albert, Jeannette Therriault, Lionel and Romeo Morin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland Road Lewiston, ME.