Lewiston, ME - Barbara E. (Deming) Sessions, 69, of Lewiston, ME went to join our Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018 peacefully at her home.
She was born in Lewiston, ME on February 24, 1948 a daughter of the late Frank and Fern (Brennan) Deming. She grew up in the Oxford Hills area, attending local area schools.
For the most of her caring life she worked as a housekeeper with approximately twelve years of it joyfully working for owner and founder of Hawaiian Tropical Suntan Care, Ron Rice. During this time she met many celebrities and shared her stories for years.
Barbara had a love of playing bingo at Loaves & Fishes in Lewiston with her daughters and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family meant everything to her. She took great pride in decorating her home with nautical décor. She was loved and cared for by many lifelong friends.
She is survived by her soul mate Alfred Turbide of 34 years of Daytona Beach, FL, two daughters Nancy Sheffey and her husband Bobby of Ponce Inlet, FL and Kimberly Rose and her husband Tom of Turner, ME, and her loving daughter-in-law Teresa Sessions of Oxford, ME as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also leaves her sister Marion Brackett and her husband Jeff and two nephews all of Oxford, ME. She was also the mother of the late Scott, Dwayne and Julie Sessions.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life at First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College Street, Lewiston, ME on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. A gathering will immediately follow in churches fellowship hall.
Yarmouth, ME - Lynn Lewis Glover passed away peacefully Saturday, January 13, at Maine Medical. She was 93.
Born in Charleston, WV, she graduated with a degree in teacher education from Wheelock College, Boston. As a student, she met Gordon Glover, a B-17 Army Air Force pilot, on a blind date. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Their partnership took them from Boston to Tennessee, to New York and Virginia and New Hampshire. They spent several years in Gorham, ME, before relocating to Mountain Lakes, NJ. Each summer, the family returned to their South Freeport cottage overlooking Casco Bay.
Mrs. Glover was active in the Episcopal Church on local and national levels, serving as chairman of the United Thanks Offering. She stayed politically engaged through the League of Women Voters, and spent many years working at the Mountain Lakes Library.
The Glovers retired to their South Freeport home more than two decades ago. During those years, Mrs. Glover volunteered as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), helping and advocating for children in crisis.
Perhaps her greatest passion was for art. An accomplished knitter and superb crewel embroiderer, she also loved the painting of tin boxes and chests and served as avid member and president of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (HSEAD).
She leaves her husband, Gordon; daughters Susan Lynn Glover of Boston; Margaret Christina Douglas (Gerard) of Saint Petersburg, FL; Barbara Elizabeth Shane (John) of Long Beach, CA; and son William Lewis Glover (Mary Lynn). She loved her eight grandchildren: Alison Douglas, Chloe Douglas Brehm, Charles and Riley Shane, Reed Godlewski; Margaret, Sara and Ginny Glover; and a new great-granddaughter, Sage Winslow Brehm.
With great thanks to the loving caretakers and friends at Bay Square, Yarmouth, and the nursing staff at Maine Medical. Services will be arranged privately.
Yarmouth, ME – Jane (Blackstone) Cleaves, 70, died peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 4, 2018.
She was born on January 7, 1947 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Herbert & Eleanor (Reed) Blackstone. She grew up in Yarmouth, attending local area schools and was a 1965 graduate of Yarmouth High School.
In 1968 she graduated from Central Maine General Hospital of Nursing in Lewiston. She then began her long nursing career that lasted until her retirement. Jane worked at several hospitals, spending the majority of her career at Maine Medical Center from which she retired. At Maine Medical she worked in the Oncology unit and eventually the Cardiac Unit, which was her passion.
Throughout her career, Jane was involved in many organizations. American Heart Association Board, Maine Behavioral Health and their TIP (Trauma Intervention Program) board. She was also past President of the Yarmouth Lions Club.
At the First Universalist Church, Jane was involved in every program going., as well as being past President of the Board of Trustees for many years. She was an incredible leader, and a passionate advocate for organizational as well as individual health.
Jane is survived by her son, Brian (Rachel), of Yarmouth, daughter Jennifer (Eric) Ayer of Richmond, Maine. Granddaughters Alyssa, Kali and Morgan Ayer as well as a great grandson Marcus. Jane is also survived by her sister Joan Kalbach of Freeport.
Jane’s favorite saying- "Love People Feed Them Good Food."
A celebration of life for Jane will be held Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 P.M. at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, 286 West Elm Street, Yarmouth.
Bright casual attire would be appropriate.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested donations be made to the First Universalist Church, 97 Main St, Yarmouth, ME 04096.
York, ME - George Vincent Cashen Jr., of York, died peacefully at the Veterans Home in Scarborough, Maine December 28, 2017 after a period of failing health.
Born in Worcester, Ma on December 22, 1944, George attended Northeastern University, was a proud member of the Pershing Rifle Brigade of ROTC, received a BA in History and graduated as a 2ND LT.
After two tours in Vietnam 1967 - 1970 as an Army Ranger, Captain Cashen was awarded multiple honors including a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal and a Combat Infantry Badge.
George is survived by his wife Karen (MacKay), formerly of Lynnfield, Ma, her son Ryan J. MacKay, his wife Pamela, and their son Shane of North Reading, Ma as well as his African Grey parrot, Juliette.
Before retiring to York in 2012, George, now a licensed sea captain, and his wife, ran a charter sailing business out of Salem, Ma and the BVI aboard their 40-foot ketch “Alexandra Rose.” Prior to that he was a manager in the publishing industry out of Boston for over 20 years.
An avid reader, lover of music and animals, George was a devoted member of the choir and a congregant at St. George’s Episcopal Church in York Harbor, Me where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 24, 2018 @11am.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to B-Unit at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough: https://mainevets.org/locations-2/scarborough/