Oakland, ME - Mary Arlene (Kendall) Watton passed away peacefully October 29th 2017 of natural causes at the Glenridge Nursing home in Augusta, ME.
Arlene was born September 21st, 1937 in Boston Massachusetts to her parents: Mary Louise (White) Kendall and Earl Kendall of Everett, Massachusetts. She is survived by her brothers James Kendall of Brocton, MA/Florida and John Kendall of Connecticut. She was predeceased by her sisters Beverly Spinelli of Malden, MA and Florence Spinelli of Grapevine, Texas. She was the loving Aunt to Donna, Pam, and Mary; Linda, Sal, Karen, and Marc; Lisa, Earl, Christine, and Jamie; John, Brian, Leo, and Dani.
Arlene graduated Everett High School in 1955. She was a volunteer at the Everett Salvation Army for Sunbeams for many years. She was very devoted to her all her family and friends. She liked long walks and her black coffee. Arlene worked for many years as a dietary aide at Annemark Nursing Care facility in Revere, MA. She retired in 2010 and moved to Oakland, Maine with her niece Donna and her two cats Mikey and Noella.
As a youth Arlene and her siblings would spend summers in Old Orchard Beach and their grandparent’s house on Union Street where they would attend bible camp and meet with their cousins the Bishops. Arlene enjoyed reminiscing about her time spent at the Maine Coastline O.O.B. with the Bishops and the Whites.
Graveside services will be held Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery, Belgrade Ave., Oakland, ME.
Rangeley, ME - Lee M. Dumont, 47 of Rangeley died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center.
Lee was born in Holyoke, MA on April 24, 1970 a son of Donald A. & Sandra A. (Markie) Dumont. He graduated from South Hadley High School in Massachusetts. After graduation, he began helping his family running their two businesses, The Cape Cod Salt Water Taffy Stand and the Outdoor Shop in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod.
He is survived by his parents, Don and Sandi Dumont of Rangley, ME, his brother Dan Dumont and his wife Lori as well as his three nephews, Matthew and Jacob Dumont, 12 years old, and Jeffrey Dumont, 8 years old, all from Cape Cod, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass which will be forthcoming sometime in late November in South Hadley, MA
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
St. Jude Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
North Sebago, ME – C. Elizabeth “Betty” (Paine) Sawyer, 96, of North Sebago, left this life to go on to a better one in the arms of the Lord on October 21, 2017 after a brief illness.
Betty was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Isabel (Waters) Paine. She was beloved by her family and friends who admired her youthful spirit, unwavering faith, sharp mind and active lifestyle. Her many interests included creating beautiful quilts and braided rugs, growing bountiful gardens, and making many yummy meals and desserts. She created a Nature Club for her grandchildren, which taught them to appreciate the world around them. She was an avid reader and had a deep respect for history and art.
Betty also enjoyed walking with her sister, Dorothy, twice a week at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. These visits often included a meal together at a favorite restaurant.
Betty was an active member of the Sebago Center Community Church. She loved singing and listening to hymns. She also had close ties to Trinity Methodist Church in Springfield, MA where she had grown up with her parents and two sisters. Her family enjoyed summers at their camp “Oriole”, in Sebago; and eventually moved to Maine. Betty later married and moved back to Springfield where she raised four daughters. In 1976, she returned to her “heart’s home” – Sebago.
She is survived by her sister Dorothy (John) Radebaugh; daughters Sarah (Elliott) Randall, Mary (Mike) Bowe, Carol Sawyer and Helen (Randy) Hawley. She also leaves to honor her memory seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Isabel Niles and the grandmother of the late Samantha Watson.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Sebago Center Community Church, 403 Bridgton Road, Sebago.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
The Sebago Community Church
P. O. Box 212
Sebago, ME 04029
Portland, ME - Samuel J. "Sammy" Geisinger Sr., 57, of Portland died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Maine Medical Center. He was the husband of Tina () Geisinger.
He was born in Portland on September 14, 1960 a son of Carl & Verda (Duncan) Geisinger. He grew up in Portland attending local area schools and graduated from Cathedral-Chevrons-Portland High School.
Sammy was a kind-hearted man who gave his all to everyone. He loved his dogs, his karaoke and throwing amazing parties. He had an infectious laugh and smile and all the memoires and joy he brought to everyone will never be forgotten. Sammy was a good husband, a great father, an amazing grandfather as well as a wonderful brother and son.
Besides his wife Tina he is survived by his ten daughters and two sons Liz, Lisa, Sammy Jr. Josh, Samantha, Dottie, Chelsea, Patricia, Leah, Lou, Carey, Kaitlynn and Cheyenne as well as 29 grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Steven Ave, Portland. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the chapel at 10:00 a.m.
North Gorham, ME – Jay S. “Steve” Scholl, 71, of North Gorham, ME died on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the husband of Marlene (Pond) Scholl.
He was born in Portland, ME on February 21, 1946 a son of the late Charles S. and Josephine (Manchester) Scholl. He grew up in Gorham, attending local area schools and graduated from Gorham High School in 1964.
Steve drove for Merrill Transport out of Hampden, ME; from there he went on to teach truck driving at Boggy Brook Vocational School in Ellsworth, ME and then started his own construction business Steve Scholl Construction out of Bradley, returning to Gorham later on. He ended his career working for the Westbrook School Department as a bus driver, retiring in 2008.
He spent several years volunteering for the Gorham Fire-Police and also drove rescue. He also used his driving skills to drive the “Bunny Bus” at Beechridge Speedway.
In his spare time he could be found hunting, watching NASCAR and driving and watching Mud Runs.
Besides his wife of 50 years he is survived by his daughter Kimberly S. Chase and her husband Carlton of North Gorham and his grandson Erik Blake and his girlfriend Bobbie Curtis of Windham and his granddaughter Chelsea Torrey and her husband Daniel of Cape Elizabeth. He also leaves two great granddaughters Audrey and Ava as well as two nephews Jeremy and Joshua Scholl and his two very close friends Joe Schnupp and Jonathan Burnham.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Casco Bay Dialysis and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their extraordinary care.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 28, 2107 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 4 Standish Neck Road, North Gorham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Kidney Foundation of Maine
470 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04103