Old Orchard Beach, ME – Donna F. (Merrill) Roy, 71, of Old Orchard Beach died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.  She was the wife of the late Donald Roy, former Old Orchard Beach Fire Chief, who died on February 3, 1990. 

She was born in Rochester, NH on September 25, 1945 a daughter of the late Lawrence E. & Ethelyn P. (Hoyt) Merrill.  Donna spent many years at Fairchild Semiconductor as a line supervisor and also spent several years on the Board of Directors for the Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church. 

Donna was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and loved her dog Niko.  She was an avid gardener, loving her Black-Eyed Susan’s and could tell you just about anything you wanted to know about the QVC host.  She treasured her home, having spent over 50 years there. 

She is survived by her daughters Kim McLaughlin and her fiancé George Greene of Old Orchard Beach and Kelly Roy of Fountain, CO.  She also leaves her grandchildren Megan McLaughlin and her partner Michael Fitzgerald, Kristie McLaughlin and her fiancé, Brian McLaughlin, Kaitlyn Budicky and Gage Roy; as well as her brother Richard “Fuzzy” Merrill and his wife Claudette of Old Orchard Beach.

Per Donna’s request, there will be no services. 

In lieu of flowers, and given her devotion to her dog, Niko, please make dog food donations to the Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch, 1 Portland Ave (Town Hall) or to the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk.

Portland, ME -- David Thomas Butland, 50, of Portland died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  He was the domestic partner of Ann Marie Leighton. 

He was born September 24, 1966 in Portland, ME a son of the late David E. Butland and of Sally Ann (Coyne) Butland of Portland.  He attended Portland area schools, graduating in 1985 from Portland High School. 

Dave worked as a contractor for many years.  He enjoyed spending time on Sturdivant Island, striper fishing off his boat.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit.  David was the type of guy that would help anyone in need. 

Besides Ann Marie and his mother Sally Ann he is survived by his daughter Jackie Butland and her boyfriend Ken Paul and his sister Christine Butland, brother Tim Butland both of Portland. He also leaves his nieces Jade and Lindsay Clippinger, Lauren, Sikora, Meghan and Natalie Butland as well as his dog Ella and many other relatives and friends. 

There will be no services, per his request. 

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

American Heart Association

51 US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074

or

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater Street 

Westbrook, ME 04092

Houston, TX – Patricia A. (Rowland) Conant, 83, of Houston, TX and South Bristol ME died on Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home in Maine.  She was the wife of Charles N. Conant, MD. 

She was born on July 4, 1933 in New Brunswick, NJ a daughter of the late Maurice W. & Averil M. (Camp) Rowland.  She grew up in New Brunswick, attending local area schools and graduated from New Brunswick High School and later attended Hiram College. 

Patricia was a faithful member of Memorial Drive United Melodist Church in Houston and enjoyed knitting, reading and gardening. 

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, she is survived by her husband Charles, her daughters Terri Taylor and her husband Richard of Edgecomb, ME, Karen Grizzard and her husband Brian of Rockwall, TX, Donna Balkema and her husband Gary of Mahwah, NJ, Patti Barnes and her husband Gary of Round Hill, VA and Charlene Wilson and her husband Jason of Houston, TX.  She also leaves her grandchildren Jenn Barahona, Michael Watson, Rob Balkema, Brian Taylor, Brad Watson, Chris Taylor, Maureen Estep, Charlie Barnes, Alex Wilson and Cassie Wilson as well as seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She also leaves her sister Elizabeth Jean Rowland Dunham of Monroe Township, NJ. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Drive United Melodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX. 

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

Miles Home Health & Hospice

40 Belvedere Road

Damariscotta, ME 04543

Portland, ME -- George H. Wentworth, 74, of Portland, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Portland Center for Assisted Living.  Raised in Cornish, Maine, George was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 5, 1942, the son of Herbert Wentworth and Josephine (St. Pierre) Wentworth.  

 

Always full of humor, he enjoyed entertaining his family and friends with funny stories and singing while and playing his guitar.  George was an avid baseball and hockey fan but harness racing was his true passion and he began his career as the owner, trainer and driver of Standardbred horses in the early 1960’s.  On February 5, 1977, he married Diane Ward and together they raced horses in Maine until Diane’s death in 2010.  

 

In 1981, George earned the nickname of “Long-shot George” when he drove Rod’s Faybill in a race at Scarborough Downs, going off at odds of 681/1.  When the favorites broke stride at the top of the stretch, George steered his horse wide and won the race, resulting in a harness racing world record payoff of $1,365.80 for a single $2 win ticket wager, a record which still stands today.  

 

Survivors include his siblings, Nancy St. Clair, of Lyman; Elaine Terroni, of Portland; and Alan Wentworth of Cornish; his children, Susan Wentworth, of Lewiston; Amy Carbone, of Lebanon; Peter Wentworth, of Sanford; and Mark Wentworth of Springvale; and eight grandchildren.  George was predeceased by his wife, Diane, in 2010; his parents; a sister, Janet Douglass; and a granddaughter, Savannah Picard.  

 

Honoring his wishes, there will be no funeral service.  Friends and family are invited to gather at Scarborough Downs on Sunday, December 4, for a race in George’s memory

Lewiston, ME - Malcolm M. Hare, Jr., 84, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Androscoggin Hospice House.  He was born in Lewiston, Maine on January 17, 1932, son of the late Malcolm and Blanche (Cote) Hare Sr..  Following his mother’s death, he was raised by his grandparents, Josephine and Edward Cote.  He moved to North Fort Myers from Syracuse, NY, in 1988 to be with his beloved Red Sox’s for Spring Training. 

He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1950 where he was known for his great athletic abilities as a basketball player.  He served in the Marines in the Korean War.  He owned his own business as an electronic manufacturer’s representative until his retirement in 1989.  He had a compassion for people, a great sense of humor and an enthusiasm for life that never went unnoticed.  He was an avid tennis player.  He and his deceased wife of 59 years enjoyed swimming, entertaining family and friends and traveling the world together. 

Survivors include daughters:  Sue Ann Morgan of The Villages, FL and Elaine Hare of West Palm Beach, FL.  Sons:  Malcolm Hare III of Tampa, FL and William Hare (Catherine) of Encinitas, CA.  Sister-in-law Jean and Marc Fournier of Lewiston, ME, 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and dear friend, Denise Gats at Montello Heights. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Montello Heights, Lewiston, ME and the Androscoggin Home and Hospice for the compassionate care and loving support throughout Malcolm’s ending life journey. 

Please join us for a celebration of Malcolm’s life at Montello Heights, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the second floor sunroom. 

 

 

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