Portland, ME – Josiah Jewell Hamlin, 34, of Conway, NH, died on October 8, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME.
Josiah was born March 9, 1983 at home in Thetford, VT to Thomas Hamlin of Center Harbor, NH and Theresa (Bill) Hamlin of Conway, NH. Josiah grew up in Moultonborough, NH with his parents, six sisters, and one brother. He also lived in various towns throughout his adult life.
Josiah loved spending time with family and friends and was rarely alone. He was a hard worker and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He valued every opportunity he had to spend with his children, nephews and nieces. He loved his children deeply and cherished the time he had with them. He will always be remembered as a fun loving uncle who splashed at the beach, colored pictures, and was always ready to play.
He faced many challenges in his short life, the most recent being complications from a severe brain injury he sustained on July 7th. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
Josiah is survived by his five children Devon, Cody, Meredith Hamlin and their mother Tiffany Rehm, Audrina Hamlin and her mother Kayla McCarthy, and Hayden Willcox and his mother Megan Willcox. He is also survived by his parents Thomas and Theresa (Bill) Hamlin, siblings Sarah Dick and her daughter Jessica, Amy Hartley and her children Daniel, David, and Hannah, Joy Gagnon and her children Isaac and Emily, Ronald Hamlin and his son Gabriel, Anna Chaney and her children William, and Madeline, Rachel Lawrence and her daughter Susan, and Leah Hamlin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at First congregational Church of Ossipee, 50 NH-16B, Center Ossipee, NH.
Donations in his memory can be made to www.youcaring.com/josiahhamlin-872080 and flowers can be donated through Linda’s Flowers, Wolfeboro, NH.
Auburn, ME – Robert G. Burnham, 61, a longtime resident of Auburn, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Auburn Hospice House.
He was born in Lewiston, ME on February 13, 1956 a son of the late Harold R. & Jean A. (Beckman) Burnham. He grew up in Auburn, attending local area schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1974.
Robert worked for over twenty years at Elmet Technologies (formerly Philips Elmet) of Lewiston, ME. He was a great gardener and annually had a flower and vegetable garden. He also dabbled in fishing, cooking and writing.
He is survived by a daughter Chavonne Duteau and her husband Kevin of Auburn and six grandchildren Tiah, Noah and Izaiah Duteau and Emma, Katie and Zoey Dill. He also leaves a brother Raymond Burnham of Lewiston and a sister Susan Bedford and her husband Jeff of Greene, ME as well many dear friends. He was also the father of the late Abigail R. Dill who died on March 6, 2012; he was also the brother of the late Michael Burnham.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn.
Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Auburn Hospice House
236 Stetson Road
Auburn, ME 04240
Portland, ME - Alex Floridino, 19, died unexpectedly on September 20, 2017, in Portland, ME.
Alex was born in Portland, Maine on May 16, 1998, the son of Craig Carrigan and Christina Floridino.
Alex was a family man above all else. He was very respectful and always greeted you with a wide smile and a warm hug.
Despite being diagnosed with osteosarcoma as a child, Alex never lost that smile and positive attitude. While the cancer robbed Al of his ability to continue playing sports, he was an avid fan. He got to enjoy Celtics and sox games with his dad. Like his dad, Alex was a diehard Steelers fan who would get constant rubbing from the rest of his family, all Pats fans.
Alex really enjoyed going to Cape Cod to visit "Ballgame," which is what he called his grandpa Ted. He loved their boating trips in the Cape with Ballgame and his partner Rose.
Like most Italians, Alex loved to eat. He really enjoyed his mother's cooking as well going out to eat.
Alex loved to laugh. Despite all his struggles his smooth character, charismatic charm, and great sense of humor touched countless people throughout his life.
Alex was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Mike Floridino and paternal grandmother Emma Carrigan. He is survived by his father Craig Carrigan, mother Christina Floridino, brothers Derrick and Cameron; sister Adrianna; paternal grandfather Theodore Carrigan and his partner Rose Tribou of Buzzards Bay, MA; maternal great-grandmother Effie Cash; grandmother Barbara Floridino; Aunts Krista Carrigan, Ann Marie and Barbie Floridino; uncles Mikey Floridino and Ethan Bixler; cousins Tatum Philbrook, Jordan, Christina, Zoe, JD, Marcus, Domenic, Tyler, Acadia, and Colton; nephew Joey and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 9-11a.m., at Grace Baptist Church, 476 Summit St. Portland, Maine. Immmeditaly following will be a funeral service. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Alex's guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alex's Memorial Fund https://www.gofundme.com/jvyj7-memorial-fund-for-alex
Freeport, ME - Shirley Ann Mathews died peacefully in her home beside her husband Rod Regier on September 30.
She was born January 5, 1937, the daughter of newspaper reporter Roy Forrest and his wife Myrtle. A noted musician and teacher, she performed on the harpsichord and fortepiano in the U.S. and Europe. For seventeen years she was artistic director of Pro Musica Rara, a group of professional players in Baltimore exploring early works and musical performance practice, and for eight summers she led similar programs at Music in the Meetinghouse concerts in Yarmouth. She leaves a legacy of students, colleagues and friends whose lives she touched and inspired, recordings of Baroque period masters, and an early music program she started while on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory.
Elfin in stature but large in heart, Shirley was deeply intelligent and creative, witty and irreverent. Rooms glowed when she entered. Music was part of her soul; Bach partitas, Mozart songs, and Chopin nocturnes played continuously in her mind’s ear. When she wasn’t practicing or studying musical scores and history, she reveled in cooking, gardening, painting floral garlands on harpsichord soundboards, or helping rebuild the old farmhouse on South Street she and Rod bought in 1978. Although pearls and a black concert gown were her frequent dress, in one of her favorite photos of herself she wore a hardhat, swinging a crowbar at a deteriorated fiberboard kitchen wall.
Shirley and Rod met through their shared passion for the harpsichord and its repertoire. They were “um, together” since 1973, married five years later, and remained in love throughout their many years with each other. In 2002, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, her diagnosis later refined to a noxious form of that movement disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy. The illness dimmed her, but never extinguished her spark. Using a folding wheelchair, she continued to attend concerts, visit art museums, and enjoy what human imagination has created. Since 2011, the attentive care of private aide Melanie Fogarty helped maintain a sense of normalcy and dignity as the disease progressed. For that compassion Shirley’s family and friends will be forever grateful.
Shirley is survived by her husband Rod, her brother Lynn Forrest and his wife Judith, her father-in-law Don Regier, brother-in-law Steve Regier and his wife Kathy, and sisters-in-law Sue (Regier) Page, Ann Regier, and Lynn (Regier) Gunning and her husband Kevin.
A memorial service is planned for a later time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Maine Parkinson’s Society respite care program (359 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401) or Pro Musica Rara (P.O. Box 16387, Baltimore, MD 21210)
Westbrook, ME - Jason James "JJ” Meyer, 46, of Westbrook passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
JJ was born in Portland, Maine to Victor E. Meyer and Margaret Iezzi-Meyer. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School. He also attended school in Northern California, where he lived for a period. He attended college at UNE in Biddeford for Marine Biology.
JJ was a fisherman early on then a roofer and a painter. He loved his dogs, Gracie and Brooklyn, and liked spending time on the river with them.
JJ loved life, his family and friends; especially his granddaughter Zaylah, fiancé Amanda, his kids Jason and Emily, and the dogs. Jay always wore a smile, had a heart of gold and would help out anyone in need. He was smart, fun, and had a good sense of humor. He is loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.
JJ is predeceased by all of his grandparents, his father Victor, and his sister Heather Poulin. He's survived by his mother Margaret ("Mickey") and his brothers Dickie and Eric, his two children Jason J. Beaumier and Emily R. Meyer, his granddaughter Zaylah, his fiancée Amanda Davis and her two children. He's also survived by his nephews Michael, Eric, and MacGyver; as well as his great nephew Mason (whom he loved being an Uncle to,) and by his nieces Tia, Kayla, and Sarah. Jay is also survived by his family and many good friends.
A Service will be held on Sat. 9/23 @ 2:00 pm with Pastor Jeff presiding and a Celebration of Life to follow from 2-7pm @ 36 Anthoine Rd. Windham. All are welcome. (There will be refreshments after the service.)
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the family to assist with expenses. Thank you.