James R. "Rusty" Teague

Long Island, ME - James R. Teague “Rusty”, 62, of Long Island passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on June 25th after a brief and courageous battle with colon cancer.

Rusty was born on October 17, 1954, in Bloomington Indiana, the son of Kenneth and Sarah Teague. He was raised in Bloomington and attended local schools where he met the love of his life and started their family.

He and his family moved to Maine in 1986 where he first worked on the F/V Boone with Capt. Steven Johnson. He also worked many years as sternman on the lobster boat F/V Kathleen.

Rusty was an avid member of his small community where he was a lieutenant on the Long Island Volunteer Fire Dept. for more than 25 years. When he filled the community’s need for a deputy sheriff in 1999, his love for service lead him to law enforcement with the  Cumberland County Sheriff's Department. After serving 2 years, he transferred to the State of Maine as a deputy judicial marshal where he retired after 17 years of service.

Rusty loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. It can easily be said that living life was one of his biggest passions. Among his hobbies were racing cars, throwing horseshoes, music, 4 wheeling in northern Maine and playing drums for many bands, most recently, the band, Plan B of Long Island.

He is predeceased by his father, Kenneth Teague and his older brother, Lawrence Teague.

He is survived by his mother, Sarah Teague of Long Island and his sister, Diana Neff of Bloomington, IN. He is also survived by his devoted and loving wife of 43 years, Diana Teague, of Long Island and their two daughters, Stephanie Rich and her husband, Larry of Falmouth and Rachelle Horton and her husband, Brian of Naples. He leaves behind his 7 beautiful grandchildren; Lauren, Abigail, Caitlyn, Ciara, Piper, Isaac, and Wyatt.  He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a beloved community that he adored.

He had a beautiful life and family and brought all who knew him love, friendship, and devotion. He will be sadly missed by so many.

His memorial service will be held on the Lord’s day, July 16th at 1pm (11am boat from Casco Bay Lines with convenient returns) at the VFW Hall, Long Island, ME.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make a contribution to The Changing Tides’ Foundation Cancer Fund, 772 Island Ave., Long Island, ME 04050. 

Gloria Occhipinti Polson

{jcomments off}Hartford, ME / Elkton, FL - Gloria Occhipinti Polson, born November 8, 1929, of Elkton Florida and Hartford ME died unexpectedly of natural causes on June 24th in Hartford, Maine.  

She was born in East Boston Massachusetts and attended and graduated from "Girl's Latin School" in Boston.  She worked in the insurance field for many years at Liberty Mutual and retired when she married Robert Polson who predeceased her in 2004. 

She was an active member in the Catholic church, loved to watch and play tennis, enjoyed traveling and doting on her grandsons and family.  She is survived by her son Tony Polson, his wife Diane and their two sons David and Kyle.  She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. 

A "Celebration of Life" will be held for family and close friends in both Maine and Florida at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, please send Memorial donations in her name to: 

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

6070 Church Road

Elkton, Florida 32033

Please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/staugustine/obituary.aspx?n=gloria-occhipinti-polson&pid=185939691 to leave comments and condolences for the family.

Brian J. Jipson

Saco, ME - Brian J. Jipson, 53, a South Portland native, was a huge NASCAR lover and Jeff Gordon fan. Whether watching it from the stands with partner Sue or on TV, he never missed a race. You would always see Brian driving around in his 1968 Oldsmobile convertible with his long curly hair blowing in the breeze representing the free spirit that he was. Brian was the loudest fan in the stands at his son Taylor’s Lacrosse games at Thornton Academy. He would not only root for his son and his team: Once the game was in-hand, he would root for the other team to make them feel his sportsmanship. His heart was always in the right place.

If you needed anything, Brian was there always willing to help. He would give you the shirt off his back and the last penny in his pocket. It wasn’t about material things for Brian and he never cared what anyone else thought. He was a fun loving free spirited man who loved the heck out of life every day.  

Brian is survived by his Mother and step-father Doris and Daniel Buckley of South Portland; Father and step-mother Fritz and Beverly Jipson of Gray; Partner Susan Garrigan of Saco; Son Brian Jipson of Cape Elizabeth; Son Taylor Jipson of Saco; Sister and brother-in-law Deborah and Thomas Lane of Williamsburg, VA; Brother Scott Jipson of Buxton; Sister and brother-in-law Sara and Jay Reynolds of Old Orchard Beach; 6 nieces and nephews, 3 great nephews and more friends than we can list. A special thank you to the Disanto family.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Old Section of Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME. 

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions can be sent to TD Bank for the Taylor Jipson educational fund.

Michelle L. H. Nappi

Gray, ME – Michelle Lynn Hall Nappi, 28, of Gray died unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Maine Medical Center.


She was born in Portland, ME on February 2, 1989 a daughter of Anita J. Hall of Portland, ME and Michael L. Nappi and his partner Isabella Rolandini of Naples, ME.  She grew up in Windham, attending local area schools, attending Windham High School.


Michelle worked for Goodwill, in the Administrative offices as a secretary and receptionist.  She also worked for Cumberland Farms in Gray and finally was a dispatcher for AAA.


Michelle was a loving mother to her young daughter from a previous relationship as well as her current partner’s children.  She was on her way to fulfilling her life’s goals both personally and professionally.  She had an outgoing and friendly personality and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Besides her parents she is survived by her daughter Delilah Rock of Gray, ME and Delilah’s father Harry Rock of New Gloucester. She also leaves her soul mate Aaron Ballard and his children Christian, Griffin, Kali and Jaden all of Gray, her siblings A’ishah Alinoor of Mankato, MN, Joseph Nappi of Naples, ME and Zara Rolandini of Biddeford, ME, as well as her Aunts Diane Gray of Freeport and Toni Nappi of Portland and many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  She is also the niece of the late Joanne Gardiner and granddaughter of the late Anthony and Doris Nappi.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME.  A memorial service and time of sharing will follow at 12 noon.

Ann Morrissey

Whether you met her in Connecticut or in Maine, as soon as Ann Morrissey said hello you knew she was from New York, even decades after she left the city behind. Born and raised in Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan, Ann spent her youth prowling Manhattan landmarks and was always quick to suggest her favorite itineraries to anyone planning a trip there. 

Ann was 71 when she died on June 7, after several months of failing health.  

Ann started her career in the public sector, at Model Cities in Hartford CT, then she spent time at CSEA ( CT State Employees Association) before joining Connecticut Bank & Trust as head of Market Research. A highly skilled manager, she quickly rose through the ranks, holding senior positions in marketing and retail banking before becoming Executive Vice President in charge of Operations for Bank of New England. 

When Bank of New England closed, in Renaissance woman mode, Ann went on to get two Master’s Degrees in English at Trinity College and Wesleyan University. Ann became an expert on Jane Austen and, on moving to Maine, became head of the Maine Jane Austen Society. Ann was in process of writing a book titled What You Should Read After You Read Jane Austen. In recent years Ann also worked as a volunteer organizing donated archival material for the University of Southern Maine. 

An important part of Ann’s life in Maine was her participation in a Fellowship Small Group, a part of the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth. 

Ann was known as Nancy by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary and her older brother Shaun Morrissey. Nancy is survived by her younger brother, David Morrissey. Nancy is also survived by her nephew Michael Morrissey; niece Mary Morrissey; and sisters-in-law Peggy Morrissey and Laurette Morrissey. She is also survived by two lifelong friends and cousins Deirdre Steiner and Steve Morrissey. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, Maine on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Burial will be Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, Connecticut at a later date.

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