Scarborough, ME – Sophie L. (Hanscom) Prentiss, 71, of Winslow, ME died on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. She was the wife of the late Morris Prentiss.
She was born in Clinton, ME on November 17, 1941, a daughter of the late Arnold L. & Clara E. (Dodge) Hanscom. Sophie grew up in Clinton, attending local area schools and graduated from Clinton High School. After graduating she served her country by entering the US Army.
She was a member of both the Mother’s Group in Waterville and the Stention Group in Clinton.
She enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables and was very proud of her yard, always out cutting, trimming and landscaping. She also spent time knitting and sewing, she also loved bingo.
She is survived by her three daughters Kimberly Thorpe and her husband Tom of Winslow, Geri Richards and her husband Willie of Vassalboro, and Rose M. Bowdoin and her fiancée Bobby of Old Orchard Beach. She also leaves her nine grandchildren John, Denise, Kim, Julie, John, Jason, Amanda, Samantha and Landen as well as five brothers Darill, Dale, LaForest, Richard and Tilton, two sisters Sherilyn and Lynette and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service, with military honors on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Catholic Cemetery, Cemetery Road in Vassalboro. Following the graveside service folks are invited to American Legion, 86 Main Street in Fairfield from 3 – 6 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Sophie’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
Dover, NH – Timothy Michael Court, 58, of Sanford, ME died on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Hyder Family Hospice House after an illness.
Tim was born on June 22, 1955 in Rochester, NH a son of the late Gerald T. Court and P. June (Rumney) Court of North Berwick, ME. He attended schools in North Berwick, Kittery, ME and Connecticut. After High School he earned a trade degree in appliance repair.
In 1972 he joined the US Army and served his country while being stationed in Berlin, Germany. Following his discharge from the army Tim did tire retreading, vinyl siding, carpenter work and construction locally.
He enjoyed spending time at the beach, fishing and playing pool. He also loved helping people and animals any way he could, if you needed something repaired you could always ask Tim. His sense of humor will be missed by all.
Besides his mother he is survived by his brother Terry G. Court and his wife Mai Thai, three nephews Michael Roberts and his wife Tina, Hanh L. Court and Patrick W. Court and his wife
Heather. He also leaves two great nephews Tyler and MicKinly as well as several aunts and uncles, Jerry Rumney, Russell Rumney and his wife Caroline, Harry Rumney and his wife Fawn, Tracy Lynn Court and her husband Craig, Lisa Goodrich and her husband Alvin, and many, many Cousins, including Jarrod Goodrich who was very special to Tim.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim’s memory can be made to:
Another Chance Animal Rescue
37 Market Street
North Berwick, ME 03906
The Animal Welfare Society
46 Holland Road
West Kennebunk, ME 04094
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Tim’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
Berwick- Pamela Jean Costa passed away on September 7th, 2013 at the home of her sister surrounded by family. The daughter of Donald Sawyer and the late Nancy (Borgal) Sawyer, Pam was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on September 9th, 1955.
Pam graduated from Melrose High School in 1973. After graduation she pursued a career with O’Neal Insurance Agency before taking time off to raise her family in North Andover, MA. She eventually returned to work as a customer service rep and office manager for Testa Insurance.
Pam was a mother, daughter, sister, grandmother & friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family whenever possible & weekends at the lake with close friends and relatives. Pam was a social butterfly and had a passion for shopping and decorating.
She is survived by her son Jeffrey & wife Courtney & their daughter Avery of Epping, NH; her father Donald Sawyer of Berwick, ME; a brother, Ronald Sawyer & wife Paula of Ipswich, MA; two sisters, Lisa Martel & husband Donald of Berwick, ME; and Debra Vars & significant other Tom of East Kingston, NH; a niece, Julie Morris & husband Jim of Eliot, ME; two nephews, Kevin Martel & fiance Vicky of Berwick, ME; and Hunter Vars of East Kingston, NH; and her longtime partner Joseph Cordella and his children Seana and Joey. Pam is predeceased by her mother, Nancy Sawyer.
Pamela’s family will be hosting a celebration of her life on Wednesday, September 18th at the Seaglass Restaurant in Salisbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to support.themmrf.org/goto/pamelacosta
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Pamela’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
Portland, ME – Fred F. Cass Jr., 40 of South Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
He was born on May 22, 1973 in Portland, ME a son of Fred F. & Denise (Johnson) Cass Sr. of Freeport, ME. Fred attended schools in Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School.
He enjoyed outdoor activities, sports drafting and cooking.
Besides his parents he is survived by four sons, Jared, Quintin, Spencer and Gavin, a Brother Clayton and his wife Amanda and their three children, a Sister Betty-Jo and her husband Norman and their three children, several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and many friends. He also leaves his in-laws Paul, Linda, PJ and family, Deanne and family and his former wife Jody.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Harraseeket Grange, 113 Elm Street, Freeport.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Fred’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
Burton Michael Cushman, 64 of Bridgton, Maine died on September 3, 2013 at Gosnell House surrounded by family after a three year journey with cancer.
Known to many as Mike, he was born in Bridgton Maine on April 30, 1949 to Burton and Hyllis Cushman. He was raised in Bridgton and graduated from Bridgton High School.
After four years serving proudly in the United States Air Force, he was honorably discharged and spent the next 30+ years working in many different trades to provide for his family.
In 1975, he married his soul mate Susan B. Noble and together they lovingly and proudly raised two strong and capable daughters Katie and Victoria.
Mike had a great love for the ocean and enjoyed the great outdoors with his family. They visited state parks, went camping and enjoyed many trips to Florida. There was nothing he enjoyed more than being with his family, especially in recent years playing with and doting on his grandchildren Keira and Jameson.
He had a kind, gentle, and caring soul that could be described as a “living angel” - always with a smile on his face and a sense of humor even when times were bad. He was a genuine man whose caring compassionate and calm nature touched those he was around.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Cushman, daughter Katie McVeigh and husband Brendan, daughter Victoria Cushman and husband Jeremy Martin, two grandchildren Keira and Jameson McVeigh, sisters Tammy Cushman Holcombe and husband Tom, Victoria Rogers and husband Ronald, and Beverly Schmeelk, as well as many nieces and nephews and the Noble family in-laws.
A memorial service will be held on September 14, 2013 at 10AM at the Cancer Community Center located at 778 Main Street, South Portland. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1PM at the Forest Hills Cemetery located on the Kansas Rd, Bridgton.
The family is eternally grateful for the support of the Cancer Community Center during Mike’s 3 year journey and asks that you please consider supporting this organization in lieu of flowers to help support others in Maine diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St South Portland, ME 04106 Phone 207-774-2200.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Mike’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.