Portland, ME -- LOIS FAYE CARSON, 80, of Frederic Street, passed away on November 13, 2013 at Maine Medical Center. She was born in Portland, on September 23, 1933; the daughter of Henry S. C. and Katherine E. (Linscott) Neil.
Lois was a graduate of Portland High School, Class of 1952. She married Edwin Paul Carson on May 27, 1952, and started their family. Her life revolved around church and family. She was a faithful member of South Coast Community Church (formerly Trinity Baptist Church) for thirty-eight years. She enjoyed playing cards, especially skip-a-boo with her family. She always appreciated sugar cookies from her granddaughter, hugging her grandson, and giving stuffed animals to her youngest grandchild. Family appreciated her cooking throughout the years with as many as fourteen in her household. More recently, she liked completing word search puzzles and old movies. She also enjoyed animals, owning many pets throughout her lifetime.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin in 1983.
She is survived by her eight children: Ida of Portland; Edwin II and his wife Janice of Tampa, Florida; Henry and his wife Madeline of Portland; Dennis of Portland; Faye Prescott and her husband Stephen of Cornish; Donald of Portland; Bruce and his wife Karen of Portland; and Robert of Portland. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Rachel Ruf (carrying a great-grandchild) and her husband Christian of Germany; Stephen Prescott and his wife Chelsea of Westbrook; and Tori, Danny and Bruce of Portland, also a sister-in-law Janet Carson and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at South Coast Community Church, 368 Gorham Road, Scarborough, Maine. Her remains will be buried next to her husband's at Forest Cemetery in South Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donations to her church or local animal shelter would be appreciated.
Bernice (McVane) Smith, 83 years old passed away on November 9, 2013.
She was born March 31, 1930 in Portland, Maine the first daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Resnick) McVane. Bernice graduated from Portland High School.
She worked for W.T. Grants, Walgreen Drug Store and retired from Sears Roebuck after 27 years. She volunteered as a Cub Scout leader at Trinity Episcopal Church on Forest Ave. and with Project Feed.
For the past 20 years she was a resident of The Park Danforth where she participated in many activities and the life of the residence. Her craft and seamstress ability was superb. She sewed for the residents and did special projects for The Park Danforth. She volunteered for the annual Christmas Fair and the Commissary Store. She enjoyed playing bridge and beano, along with painting many oil based pictures.
She was predeceased by her husband Edward A Smith, her sister Elizabeth Newcomb and her brother Bernard McVane.
She is survived by her 3 sons and families, Dana A. Smith and wife Sally of Minot, ME, Richard E. Smith of North Windham, and Jeffrey C. Smith of Mt. Joy, PA and her Sister-in law, Marilyn McVane of Jacksonville, North Carolina. She had 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Bernice will be sorely missed by her family and best friend Irma E. Baker and many of her friends at The Park Danforth. She wished to express her thanks to the Mercy Hospital and the staff of the CCU unit for their special care given her.
Bernice’s family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Mercy Hospital who kept her comfortable thru the final stage of her life.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland.
Burial in Evergreen Cemetery will follow.
Falmouth - Robert W. Martin (Bob) of Falmouth passed away with his daughter at his side on Friday, November 1st, 2013.
Bob was born on June 1st 1935 in Cumberland, Maryland. Son of Walter and Helen Martin and brother to Miriam “Peachy” Mast, Rita Donlon, Kathy McGann, and Ronald Martin, he grew up in the mountains of western Maryland in the small town of Mt. Savage.
He attended Frostburg State University and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. An Army veteran, he served in Germany where one of his connections was with a young Elvis Presley. A writer and photographer in the military, Bob returned to civilian life and was hired on a local radio station in Cumberland where he did a morning program called Robin’s Roost. He was picked up by the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked as a television anchor. From television he was recruited to work on the staff of two Maryland governors followed by service to Prince George’s County as the Public Information Officer. In 1975, Bob became Vice President of Community Services at Prince Georges General Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland.
In 1978, he left his beloved Maryland and moved to Maine with his wife and children and went to work at Bath Iron Works in the purchasing department. From BIW he became a job recruiter with Ames Personnel Consultants.
Bob is survived by Cara Martin-Tetreault, daughter and son-in-law Peter Tetreault of Bath, Maine; sons Bobby Martin of Los Angeles, California; and Christopher Martin of New York, New York and their mother Karen Griffin of Brunswick; and grandchildren Ella, Grace, and Bryce. Bob was also the father of Karen Cacciatori of Arizona and Michelle Shuller of Florida.
His loves were photography, his children and grandchildren, his dogs, and the Chesapeake Bay where many a summer was spent on his beloved Karen- Cara B fishing for stripers and later fishing on Casco Bay. He was known for his famous tomatoes that he shared with his neighbors and for his special fondue sauces.
Bob was predeceased by parents Walter and Helen Martin, brother Ronald, and sister Rita.
His family will greatly miss his presence especially at football on Sunday afternoons where he was fond of yelling “Touchdown” just in case anyone missed it.
The family thanks the staff of Maine Medical Center who cared for Bob during his many visits and the myriad of physicians that supported him in the Portland area. The family also thanks the staff at Brentwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Yarmouth for their care and professionalism.
The funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 11th at 2pm at St. John’s Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Maine. A reception will follow. The family will host a memorial visitation on Sunday, November 10th at their home in Bath from 2 to 5 pm.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Bob’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Rd, Brunswick, Maine 04011 or coastalhumanesociety.org.
Ronald Anthony Lee, 62 of Gray, ME, died peacefully at his home on October 31, after a brief battle with cancer. His devoted partner of 18 years, Andrea Maloney, was by his side.
Born in Norwood, MA on October 20, 1951, Ron was the son of the late Roy M. and Annie M. (Giandomenico) Lee of Walpole, MA. Besides his partner, Andrea, Ron is survived by his sons R. Michael Lee of Cambridge, MA, Craig A. Lee of Bloomington, MN, and Rory and Taylor Maloney of Gray, ME. Ron was the brother of Roy F. Lee and his wife, Tina, of Walpole, Robert Lee of Brewster, MA, and Joanne Harrison and her husband, Jeffrey, of Naples, ME. Ron also leaves behind his many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his beloved dogs and cats.
He graduated from Walpole High School in 1969, where he lettered in both hockey and baseball, and attended Boston College. Ron was a hard worker and wore many hats during his lifetime, including Production Supervisor at IDEXX, Distribution Manager at the Portland Press Herald, taxi driver, bartender, groundskeeper, and Golf Course Superintendent at Freeport Country Club.
Ron loved sports, especially baseball, hockey, fishing, and golf. He made the high school baseball all-star team, which played a game at Fenway Park, and was scouted and offered a contract from the Chicago Cubs, which he turned down. Ron was also a well-respected handicapper in horse racing. He was a self-taught man, with a thirst for knowledge and memory that was unparalleled. He enjoyed history, in particular, and took the National Teaching Certification Exam in History, just for fun, and passed it without studying. He possessed great wisdom and intelligence, had many talents, and an incredible sense of humor. He was also a very gifted guitarist. Ron was an understated man, never feeling the need to boast about himself. He would rather let others feel important. Ron was a friend to all who knew him and he loved family and friends above all else. He was a magical man who embraced life and taught us all to live fully and without regrets.
The family wishes to thank Doctors Ian Bristol, Mathew Dugan, and Mark Wrona, and the staff at Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, Gibson 5 at MMC, and Hospice of Southern Maine.
A memorial celebration of Ron’s life will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main Street in Walpole, MA. Services will followed by luncheon at 2:00 pm at the Lafayette House on 109 Washington St. (Rt. 1), Foxboro, MA.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Ron’s memory to The Jett Foundation for the research and treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy at 68 Evergreen Street, Suite 1, Kingston, MA 02364 (info@jettfoundation).
Scarborough- Russell W. Piper, 79, passed away on November 2nd, 2013, at the Gosnel Memorial Hospice House. Russell was born on November 1st, 1934, in Steuben, Maine. He was the son of the late Leon and Grace (Tenan) Piper.
Russell went to local Steuben schools and attended Steuben High School. After high school, he went to work for the city of Portland, driving plow and dump trucks. He then went on to drive tractor trailers for Humpty Dumpty. Before retiring, he went to work for Cape Elizabeth schools, as a janitor.
Russell loved to go camping, hunting, fishing, anything that kept him outside. He also enjoyed talking to anyone, didn’t matter if you were a lifelong friend, or a complete stranger.
Russell is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Alrene Piper, his two children; a daughter, Teri-Lyn Piper and her fiancé Russell Kubeck, of Wallingford, CT; and Son Michael Piper, of Windham, ME; a grandson, Casey Piper, of Wallingford, CT; a great granddaughter, Kharma Piper, of Wallingford, CT; a sister, Sandra Daley, and her two children, Todd and wife Nicky Daley and their family, and Nannette and Roy Haddock and their daughter Hannah Folsum; and many nephews.
There will be a private, family only, memorial service held in Russell’s name.
A special thanks to everyone at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for taking great care of Russell in his time of need.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Russell’s name to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074.
Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services.