Lewiston, ME – Virginia A. (Goodrich) Campbell, 72, of Lewiston, died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Maine Medical Center, Portland after suffering a stroke.
She was born on August 6, 1944 in Fairfield, ME a daughter of the late Iran “Ira” Armour and Annie (Quimby)Armour. Virginia was married seventeen years and was a stay at home during that time; after her divorce, she married two more times to both James “007” Bond(deceased) and Ivan Campbell of Lewiston.
Virginia was an extremely social woman who enjoyed knitting blankets and scarves for the neighborhood children, going shopping at Wal-Mart, taking long rides in the country and caring for her dog Chavo. However, spending time with her family was her greatest joy. She was a loving, caring and free spirited person, who touched many people throughout her lifetime.
She is survived by her children Darlene Alvarado of Lisbon, Patricia “Patty” Goodrich of Lewiston, Muriel “Meredith” Walton of Concord, NH, Elroy “Evan” “EJ” Pulkkinen of Lewiston and Ellen Armour of Lewiston and Elisha Armour of Lewiston. She also leaves her grandchildren Nicole Alvarado of Topsham, Serena Castonguay of Lewiston, Ezekiel and Isabella Graham of Lewiston as well as her great grandchildren Ethyn and Carter Alvarado of Topsham. Her sister Carol M Armour of Clinton, Me. She was also the Mother of the late Virginia Goodrich, Sherry “Cheris” Zenowitz and Leroy “Sonny” Goodrich Jr. as well as the sister of the late Donald, Eugene and Sidney Armour and Christine L. Marin.
The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the Maine Medical Center for all their support and care Virginia received until the very end. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff.
Gorham, ME - Carol Ann Libby, 71, of Gorham ME, died on Monday, March 27, 2017.
She was born on August 6, 1945 in Portland, ME and was the youngest child and loving daughter of the late Clifton Willis and Margaret (Cummings) Libby. She grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and graduated from Bridgton High School, because of moving after her junior year at Deering High School.
She had a long rewarding career at Maine Medical Center in the accounting and medical records departments. She was described as a quiet, friendly, effective, and focused employee.
Carol was a lover of water and enjoyed swimming and boating whenever she could. She lived on Little Sebago Lake for several years and spent much time on Long Lake helping at the Long Lake Campsites with her family in North Bridgton, ME. She also took pleasure in being an aunt, entertaining, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and relatives.
Carol is survived by her sister Jacqueline (Libby) Dexter of St. Paul, MN, her nieces Jeri Ann Peddle, Linda Richard, Diane Small and Deborah Dexter, and her nephew David Dexter. She also leaves her grandnieces Christine Peddle, and Amelia Lonnes-Spatola, her grandnephews Stephen and Joshua Prescott, Nicholas Peddle, Andrew Lonnes and Thomas, Matthew, and Samuel Dexter as well as four great grand nephews and one great grandniece. She was also the sister of the late Cathleen (Libby) Small, who passed away on February 3, 2017
A graveside service and gathering will be held in early June in Harrison, ME with dates to be announced.
In lieu of flowers donations in Carol Ann’s memory can be made to:
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
217 Landing Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
Yarmouth, ME – Wayne N. Collins, 77, of Yarmouth passed away at his home on Thursday, April 6, 2017 with his wife and son by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Sheila (Ricker) Collins.
He was born in Portland, ME on April 18, 1939 a son of the late Newton T. & Marion E. (Mansfield) Collins. Wayne was a painter all his life, starting at age 14 painting houses with his father. At age 17 he and his two brothers all joined the US Army under the buddy system and all went to boot camp together. Once they finished boot camp the three of them shipped off to Korea and stationed along the DMZ. They were in the same company although different battalions.
Upon his discharge from the Army, Wayne went right back to painting, owning his own business for a short time. He moved to Florida around 1971 for a short stint where he worked as a yacht painter for Spencer Boat Company in Florida and a few times was even flown out to the Bahamas to paint a yacht or sailboat for someone.
In 1975 he came back to Maine and married his high school sweetheart, Sheila Ricker; they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December 2016. He went to work for Bath Iron Works, retiring in 2000; however retirement bored him and he took a part time job as the Portland Country Club, a job that lasted 14 years.
Wayne enjoyed traveling with Sheila and his favorite destination was Myrtle Beach, SC. The two of them spent time there each winter for 22 years and made many lifelong friends. He enjoyed playing cribbage and dominoes and he thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf, even scoring a hole in one at Toddy Brook Golf Course when they first opened.
Wayne was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed helping people, working around his home and spending time with family and friends.
Besides his wife Sheila, he is survived by his son Dwayne Collins and his wife Tina of Auburn, his daughter Nada Russell, his brother Russell Collins and his wife April of North Yarmouth, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He also leaves a brother-in-law Gary Ricker and his wife Pat of Yarmouth, two sister-in-laws Shirley Lessard and her husband Paul of Topsham and Joyce Tanguay and her husband Don of South Portland as well as his mother-in-law Mary Burns of Yarmouth and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Teresa Campbell and Nelson Collins and a brother of the late Bill Collins, Esther Flanders and Barbara Collins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at First Parish Church, 116 Main Street Yarmouth.
Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory can be made to:
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Hospice of Southern Maine or American Cancer Society of Maine
Lorna Gail Littlefield Salisbury, 72, died peacefully on April 5th, 2017 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine after a long illness.
Lorna was born July 21, 1944 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH, the eldest daughter of Loriston and Lois (Goodwin) Littlefield. Lorna graduated from Wells High School in 1962. She attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a B.S. degree in Food and Nutrition. At college, she met her future husband Daniel Salisbury. They were married August 19, 1967 and they first lived in Syracuse, NY.
After Dan’s enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, basic training brought them to Colorado and Mississippi and then stationed them at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida where their only child Michael was born in August of 1969. After a four year assignment in the Air Force, they moved to Iowa for four years then returned to Maine in 1976 where they took up residence in the town of Madison.
Lorna truly loved sharing her joy of cooking with her family and friends. She baked homemade bread weekly and sold them to many customers in the community as well as bartered loaves of bread for apples at North Star Orchards in Madison. For many years, she wrote a cooking column for the Morning Sentinel newspaper and worked in the Redington Fairview General Hospital nutrition department. She also volunteered in the local elementary school helping students with reading. She loved to sing in the church choir with Dan and they enjoyed many motorcycle rides together. Tending to and enjoying flower gardens brought her much delight. She enjoyed writing and receiving letters from her high school and college friends.
Throughout her life Lorna managed living with a significant mental illness and she always did her absolute best to persevere through the challenging times. Dan and Lorna were an inspiration to many in their deep love and commitment to each other throughout their 41 year marriage. Lorna was immensely proud of her son and his family and her smile would light up the room whenever she saw them. After Dan’s passing in 2009, Lorna lived at Tissues Country Estates in Athens, Maine for three years and then moved to Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine to be closer to her son and family.
She was predeceased by her mother Lois (Goodwin) Littlefield, father Loriston Littlefield, her husband Daniel Salisbury and her brother David Littlefield. She is survived by her sister Jean (Littlefield) Smith of Ogunquit and her husband Jay Smith. Her son Michael Salisbury and his wife Juley (Norton) Salisbury of Freeport and her grandsons, Alec and Isaac along with many nieces and nephews.
A celebration service honoring the lives of Lorna, and her recently deceased brother David, will be held at their sister Jean's home in Ogunquit, Maine on Sunday, June 11th. Further details to be announced.
In lieu of flowers you can honor the 41 year loving marriage of Dan and Lorna by donating to the Daniel S. Salisbury Memorial Scholarship c/o RFGH, P.O. Box 468, Skowhegan, ME 04976.