South Portland, ME - John “Johnny” R Morton Jr., peacefully passed away on July 30, 2017 at his home in South Portland. He was born August 16, 1952 and grew up in North Vassalboro, Maine. He attended schools there and in Waterville. He worked for many years in North Vassalboro area, Freeport and Brunswick until failing health prevented his employment.
Johnny loved life and never considered himself as disabled. He excelled in Special Olympics as a child and young man. He loved bowling where he earned many trophies with Murphy Strikers Bowling team, rowing at Nana and Bimpy’s camp on Crystal Lake, playing guitar and harmonica. He especially loved music and especially playing country and boogie-woogie tunes with his Uncle Herbie. He was quick-witted and very funny. He also loved everyone around him with a passion. He knew no strangers.
Johnny was awarded for his service and contributions to expand services and opportunities for the developmentally disabled from 1991-1993. He was well-known in the disability rights programs.
Johnny was predeceased by his father, John R Morton Sr. and his mother Shirley Lander Morton Williams. He is survived by his brother William of Massachusetts and his sister Hope Morton Ewans and her husband Bill, of Riverview FL. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews; including the staff and friends at South Portland Nursing Home, who loved him dearly.
Johnny’s family sincerely thanks all the staff, doctors and friends at South Portland Nursing Home for all their love, patience and tender-loving –care during Johnny’s time with them. He dearly loved everyone there and felt they too were his family, especially his dear roommate, Wendell.
A celebration of Johnny’s life was held on October 14, 2017 for family and friends.
Scarborough- Richard E Smith, 63 of Windham, passed away on October 13, 2017 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Portland March 29, 1954 to Edward and Bernice (McVane) Smith. He attended Portland and Westbrook schools.
His favorite activity was spending time with his grandson; they had a super special bond. Other interests included hunting, fishing, camping- especially trips with Dave, bird watching and enjoying nature. His gardens exploded with flowers and vegetables. He had a knack for automotives. A self-taught craftsman, he rebuilt homes, custom made cabinets and furniture, some of which were from trees he cut down and milled himself. He followed NASCAR and other racing circuits.
His employers included the State of Maine, Suburban Propane, Mainegas, the City of Portland and Asselin Construction. He could be found in a plow truck at the first sign of snow, or bouncing around in some sort of heavy equipment on the hottest summer day.
He was predeceased by his parents. He will be missed by his daughter Amy Smith and Grandson Mason Maines of Windham, Step-Mother Arden Smith of Sebago, brothers Dana Smith and his wife Sally of Minot and Jeffery Smith of Mt. Joy, PA, as well as nieces, nephews and beloved yellow lab Jackson.
A celebration of Richards’s life will be held at the Wilde Memorial Chapel within Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave Portland ME, on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 1 pm-3 pm
In lieu of flowers please make donations in his honor can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074
Poland Springs, ME - Janie Rosie Crowell, cherished wife of Ted Crowell passed from this world on October 13, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 19, 1951 in Bangor to Robert and Venetia (Duty) Rosie. She grew up in Bucksport and Ellsworth, spending nearly every summer of her life on Craig Pond in East Orland. She graduated from Ellsworth High School and the University of Maine School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
Janie’s contagious laugh, big heart, positive spirit and abiding compassion touched all who knew her. She was a lover of animals both wild and domestic. Over her lifetime she adopted and nurtured many strays and wounded creatures. She loved the outdoors and considered sunsets, moonrises, loons on the lake, a turtle warming in the sun, an owl on a low hanging bough and the croak of frogs at Craig Pond to be daily gifts.
Survivors include her husband Ted, son TK Cardoza and his wife Michelle of Cumberland, daughter Mollie Cardoza-Voter and significant other Van Terrell, Jr. of Freeport. Two dearly loved granddaughters Gabrielle Voter and Marina Cardoza. Her sister Dianne Rosie O’Donnell & husband Claude of Newmarket, NH, her aunt Joan Rosie of Bangor, nephew Joshua O’Donnell of Bangor and niece Katrina Hannan of Stratham, NH. Brothers in law Robert Crowell of Oakland and Richard Crowell of Houston, TX and sister in law Constance Bowman of Florida.
Additionally Janie is survived by her Craig Pond Family, many close friends and nine cousins. She will especially be missed by her three dogs, “The Boys”: Eben, Craig and Max.
Janie requested the following words written by her be included:
“Think of Craig Pond and remember my time on earth so grand, With music and dancing and warm summer sand.
In Heaven I will sing and carry a tune
I’ll make joyful noises and hum like a loon.
Beautiful music is what I will make
You’ll hear it across the calm of the lake.”
A celebration of her life for friends and family will be held at her son’s home on October 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 at 460 Greely Road Extension, Cumberland, Maine. Please bring a photo, a written memory or a story to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to:
1646 Roses Brook Road South Cartwright, NY 13842
Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, ME 04098
Lewiston- Forrest Proctor, 73, of Harrison ME died on October 11, 2017 at Central Maine Medical center. He was the of Betty (Hilton) Proctor. He was born in Portland ME to Leland and Arlene (Darling) Proctor. He graduated from Portland High School and attended Business College.
Forrest served in the Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Intrepid (cvs-11), he honored his country with six years of service. After returning home he became a self-employed truck driver for many years, finishing his working life with K & R in Bridgton.
He was a very social person including: Boy scouts, the Lions club, Ellis River House Club, Waterford Fair and a Volunteer Fire Fighter for Harrison. He was known for his love of spending time with his family fishing, hunting and camping; it was also important to him to help others.
He is survived by: His wife of 32 Betty and their children; Bessie Daniels and husband David, Victoria Plummer and companion Garrett, Scott Proctor, Kenny Kist and wife Tara, Rusty Kist and wife Sandy, Joshua Kist and wife Melissa, Erin Proctor, Richard Proctor, Ronnie Arlington. He is predeceased by his son Tommy Kist. Forrest is also survived by his sister Judy Morgan and her husband Paul; he is predeceased by his sisters Arletta and Bonita. He also leaves 24 grandchildren: Jessica, Tracey, Jeremy, Christian, Elizabeth, Emily, John, Jacob, Patrick, Kurt, Dominic, Chance, Kaleb, Kyle, Karlee, Mackayla, Connor, Lukus, Cody, Tyler, Cassandra, Tanner, Ambyr, Riley and 13 Great grandchildren: Joseph, Shyla, Astra, Mia, Cassandra, Colin, Hailey, Oliver, Sophie, Natalie, Holden, Natalie, Riley and on Great on the way.
A service of remembrance will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 29 Poplar Dr Oxford ME at 2 pm on October 17, 2017
In lieu of flowers please make donations of time or money in his honor to:
Childhood cancer research, Autism Awareness or Suicide awareness programs in your area.
A celebration of Johnny’s life was held on October 14, 2017 for family and friends.
Westbrook, ME - Theresa Agnes (Quinn) Clement went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 12, 2017.
She was born August 14, 1930 in Portland Maine to William E Quinn, Sr. and Mary (Davis) Quinn. She resided most of her life in Westbrook Maine where she was a member of St. Anthony Padeau Catholic Church until failing health confined her to her home. Theresa was a humble, loving, kind and compassionate lady who never complained and loved the simple life. Among her favorite things in life were dogs and cats.
Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Clement and her siblings Josephine Crockett, Catherine Quinn, Mary Stuart, William E Quinn Jr. and John H Quinn. She is survived by her children: Joseph Clement, Wichita Falls Texas; Edward Clement, Wichita Falls Texas; and Theresa Ann Clement, Westbrook Maine; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and numerous family members in the Portland area.
Services will be held Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at Parish of St. Anthony at St. Hyacinth Church, 295 Brown St. Westbrook Maine.
In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to the Animal Refuge of Greater Portland; 217 Landing Road Westbrook Maine 04092.