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Gloria Leonard
B: 1938-06-18
D: 2017-11-18
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Leonard, Gloria
George Wallace
B: 1931-12-19
D: 2017-11-14
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Wallace, George
Allen B. Lovelette
B: 1932-03-31
D: 2017-11-14
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Lovelette, Allen B.
Gertrude 'Trudi' Lichtman
B: 1927-05-24
D: 2017-11-14
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Lichtman, Gertrude 'Trudi'
Lucille Higgins
B: 1948-11-06
D: 2017-11-14
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Higgins, Lucille
Janice Mitchell
B: 1933-08-09
D: 2017-11-14
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Mitchell, Janice
Carlton Edgecomb
B: 1950-06-25
D: 2017-11-14
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Edgecomb, Carlton
Carlyle Coutts
B: 1929-02-23
D: 2017-11-14
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Coutts, Carlyle
William Anderson
B: 1925-07-18
D: 2017-11-13
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Anderson, William
Phyllis Rhoads
B: 1925-03-04
D: 2017-11-13
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Rhoads, Phyllis
Amy Nolan
B: 1980-07-25
D: 2017-11-08
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Nolan, Amy
Donna Marie King
B: 1947-03-25
D: 2017-11-07
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King, Donna Marie
Lloyd E. Willey
B: 1934-09-19
D: 2017-11-06
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Willey, Lloyd E.
Paul Phillips
B: 1964-04-11
D: 2017-11-06
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Phillips, Paul
William Lawlor
B: 1924-08-27
D: 2017-11-04
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Lawlor, William
Richard Philippon
B: 1959-02-26
D: 2017-11-04
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Philippon, Richard
Leo Hamel
B: 1930-02-01
D: 2017-11-02
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Hamel, Leo
Robert Rhoads
B: 1925-07-24
D: 2017-11-02
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Rhoads, Robert
Claudette M. Gagnon
B: 1949-08-02
D: 2017-11-02
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Gagnon, Claudette M.
Arthur Brountas
B: 1927-08-12
D: 2017-10-31
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Brountas, Arthur
Frederick "Butch" V. Minson
B: 1946-02-05
D: 2017-10-30
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Minson, Frederick "Butch" V.

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Allison Joseph Briggs

August 23, 1927 - - October 20, 2017

BREWER %u2013 Allison Joseph Briggs, 90, died October 20, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 23, 1927, in Houlton, the son of Ralph and Isabelle (Coffey) Briggs. Allison attended schools in Lincoln, including Mattanawcook Academy, from which he graduated in 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy from the fall of 1945 to Aug ...

Eugene Burgess

December 16, 1929 - - October 12, 2017

CARMEL. Eugene G. Burgess, 87, died October 12, 2017 at a Bangor Hospital. He was born December 16, 1929 in Bangor, son of William G.A. and Alice M. (Ashford) Burgess. Eugene proudly served in the US Army from 1952 until 1954. He was employed with the US Government as an Electrician for many years, retiring as a supervisor. Eugene was a member of the American Legion Post 01 ...

Stephen Zadravecz

July 22, 1946 - - October 11, 2017

Stephen “Steph” Zadravecz, 71 of Molasses Pond Eastbrook passed away October 11th, 2017. He was born July 22nd, 1946 in Bridgeport, Connecticut the son of Stephen Zadravecz and Julia Nemetz Zadravecz. Steve moved to Maine at the age of 3 when his parents purchased The Molasses Pond House. He graduated from Lee Academy and joined the Navy Seabees at McMurdo Station in An ...

James Watkins

March 26, 1941 - - October 08, 2017

ORRINGTON – James L. Watkins, 76, died October 8, 2017 at the Reading Hospital, in Reading, PA following a brief illness. He was born March 26, 1941 in East Millinocket, son of Charles A. and Letitia (Mitchell) Watkins. Jim was a graduate of Leavitt Institute, Turner and the University of Maine, Orono with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran a ...

Edward Januszka

December 28, 1948 - - September 25, 2017

Debra Calderwood

July 02, 1944 - - August 04, 2017

Etna - Debra Lou Banks Calderwood died tragically in a car accident on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Etna, Maine. Debra was born July 2, 1944 in Quincy Massachusetts, the daughter of William and Thelma (Garnett) Banks. After graduating from Westbrook High School in 1962, Debra received her certificate of nursing from Maine Medical Center in Portland in 1965. She then joined the Un ...

Vaughn Chadbourne

July 05, 1922 - - July 29, 2017

BANGOR - Vaughn W. Chadbourne, 95, passed peacefully and went to join his beloved wife Marion on July 29, 2017. He was born July 5, 1922, in Harmony, Maine, the son of Cony W. and Inez A. (Watson) Chadbourne. Vaughn was educated in Harmony and Main Stream School Systems. He served in the US Army in WW2 serving in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe under G ...

Richard Makahusz

April 16, 1932 - - June 19, 2017

BANGOR - Richard “Rick” Makahusz passed unexpectedly at a local Bangor hospital on the evening of June 19, 2017. His final moments were shared by many who adored him. The son of Emil R. Makahusz and Bertha H. Hein, Rick was born April 16th, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rick attended James Ford Rhodes High School. Upon completion he served his nation during the Korean War as ...

Warren Miller

December 09, 1925 - - June 18, 2017

Holden – Warren E. “Whitey” Miller, 91, died of natural causes June 18, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born December 9, 1925, in Elizabeth, NJ, the son of Conrad and Josephine Miller. Whitey served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Orono High School with a cadre of 12 veterans in 1947. He met Wilma Jesse Brown ...

Albert Smaha

March 06, 1924 - - June 08, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, ORONO and BANGOR – Albert Herbert Smaha, 93, died peacefully June 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 6, 1924 in Lawrence, MA, son of Herbert K. and Nellie J. (Kelley) Smaha. Albert attended Deering High School, Portland, Maine, graduating with honors as a Tri Captain in football, basketball and bas ...

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