Scarborough, ME – Wayne Ellis, 57, of Scarborough passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home.
He was born on February 2, 1959 in Biddeford, ME a son of Marilyn F. (Ellis) Bentley of Portland.
Wayne was a kind and generous person who is loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Besides his mother he is survived by two sisters Lerinda J. Damboise and her husband Benton of Caribou, ME and Tammy McDonough of South Portland, ME. He also leaves his best friend Harley as well as an aunt, an uncle, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the twin brother of the late Dwayne Ellis who died Jan 29, 2007.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME.
Condolences may be sent to:
Marilyn F. Bentley and family
240 Danforth Street, Apt 101
Portland, ME 04102
New Gloucester, ME – Doris L. Ruel, 57, of New Gloucester died on Saturday, October 15, 2016, with her loving family by her side, after a battle with cancer. She was the partner of the late Rebecca J. Hill.
She was born on March 30, 1959 in Biddeford, ME a daughter of the late Roland L. and Lucille M. (Beaulieu) Ruel. Doris grew up in Biddeford, attending local area schools and graduated from Biddeford High School.
Doris spent twenty three years running her own business, Freshen Up Cleaner. She loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed her dogs and could be found attending flea markets and yard sales. Doris also liked watching old movies.
She is survived by her two sons Daniel Beasley and his wife Angela and Logan Hill Ruel all of New Gloucester, ME. She also leaves two sisters Claire Dube and her husband Paul and Jeanne Cyr and her husband Richard, all of Florida and a brother Richard Ruel and his wife Suzanne of Biddeford, ME as well as seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Upper Hill Cemetery, New Gloucester, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Maine Cancer Society
170 US Route One, Suite 250
Falmouth, ME 04105
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.
Minot, ME - Roland J. Roux, 68, of Minot died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Lisbon. He was the husband of MaryAnn (Habershaw) Gleezen and of the late Terry (Kelley) Roux.
He was born on March 18, 1948 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late Adrian & Louise (Fleury) Roux. Roland served his country proudly, entering the US Army in 1972 during the Vietnam Conflict where he stayed until his honorable discharge in 1975, retiring as a Corporal E-4.
Roland had been employed by the Lisbon Fabric Mills and for the City of Bath as a truck driver. He also built lobster boats for a time and recently retired from Bath Iron Works where he was a welder, pipe-fitter and machinist.
He was a member of the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum and also enjoyed building and trading remote control model airplanes.
Besides his wife MaryAnn, he is survived by children Kathleen Mason, Randy Roux, Andy Roux and Amanda Orff; MaryAnn’s children Ian Gleezen, Meghan Gleezen-Davis and Owen Gleezen and his eight grandchildren Dorothy Mason, Amy Roux, Max Roux, Celeste Roux, Deagan Roux, Gillian Orff, Jacob Orff and Zachary Orff. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at the East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave., Auburn.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to:
The Building Fund
East Auburn Baptist Church
560 Park Ave.
Auburn, ME 04210
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