Old Orchard Beach, ME - Richard C. Nielsen, 71, Born March 10, 1946 who was married to Ellen Jane (Pooler) Nielsen, passed away peacefully at his home in Old Orchard Beach on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Richard was born in Portland, ME at what was then called Maine General Hospital. He was born to Alfred C. Nielsen and Florence Mae (Ray) Nielsen in Scarborough. He was the youngest of three children. He went to Scarborough and South Portland Schools. He dropped out of school and took an apprenticeship at Broadway Auto Body to learn the art of Automotive Repairs.
Richard met his wife, Ellen Jane Pooler, in the fall of 1968 while she worked at her father's convenience store on Broadway in South Portland. They were married on May 3, 1969 in South Portland, ME. They lived in South Portland when they were first married and later moved to Scarborough and lived there for 43 years. They had 4 children together.
After working at several body shops and mastering his craft, he opened in own business, Dick's Auto Body and Paint on the Payne Road in Scarborough. He opened the business there in 1978. He worked on all kinds of cars and quite often if a customer didn't have enough to pay their bill he would work out a barter system of some kind. Many of his later customers would tell him that their parents had been his clients earlier in his career. He worked on all kinds of vehicles but as technology got more involved, he moved his expertise to mostly rust repair. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in March of 2014 and was forced to retire as he could no longer handle the long hours.
Richard enjoyed working on cars, having fun with his children, and eventually grandchildren. He enjoyed camping, friends, going for Sunday rides, campfires, and going to the races at Beech Ridge. He would eventually succumb to his lung cancer.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen of almost 49 years who was the love of his life. He is predeceased by both of his parents and his sister, Geneva. He is survived by his brother David and his wife Debbie of , Maine. His four children: son Richard and his Geneva of South Portland, son Scott and his wife Laurie of Biddeford, daughter Sonja of Old Orchard Beach, and son Eric and his wife Kathy of Standish. He also has 5 grandchildren, Kylie and Morgan of Mechanic Falls, Madison and Nicholas of Biddeford, and Lily of Old Orchard Beach.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Elks Lodge, 68 Ocean Park Road, Saco, ME from 4 – 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to either one of the following:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Maine Cancer Foundation
100 Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME. 04074
South Portland, ME - Patricia A. (Swiger) O'Brien, daughter of Walter and Sarah (Goddard) Swiger who was born on March 1, 1932 of South Portland, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side.
Patricia was well-known in Ferry Village where she lived her whole life, 80 years of which was on the same street. Patricia married her beloved husband James J. O'Brien in 1956, and together they had four children. Patricia was a homemaker and also worked packing sardines, and on the line at Fairchild Semiconductor.
Patricia enjoyed music, walking the neighborhood, Bingo and spending time with her family.
Patricia was predeceased by her husband, parents, one sister, five brothers, nieces and a nephew. She is survived by her daughter Kathy O'Brien, son Kevin O'Brien, daughter Sarah and husband Richard Jones and daughter Tracy and husband Paul Tuttle. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.
At Patricia's request there will be no Services. Patricia will be laid to rest alongside her husband James at Memorial Park in Portland.
Portland, ME – Emma E. (Kilburn) “Nebby” Irish, 89, peacefully passed through Heaven's gate into God's garden very early on the morning of Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was the wife of the late Russell H. Irish.
Nebby was born on June 17, 1928 in Batavia, New York the daughter of the late Arthur S. Kilburn & Emma D. (Dories) Kilburn.
The family moved to Maine when she was 5 years old, residing in Cape Elizabeth where she graduated from Cape High. After which she attended & graduated from UMO class of '49.
She led a full life, first & foremost as a wife, mother & homemaker in Portland. As her boys got older she took on various jobs; a teller at Casco Bank, medical office manager & as a nanny doing private family daycare in her home.
She is survived by her two sons, Jim Irish & his wife Sue of Gold Canyon, AZ and Glenn Irish & his wife Jane of Robinhood, ME, as well as one grandson Brad Irish & his wife Jenny of Tempe, AZ.
Nebby is also survived by many dear friends, particularly Alli, Joe & the Batoosingh family & the wonderful staff at 75 State Street.
Per Mom's request there will be no services, but please keep her in your hearts, memories & prayers.
Yarmouth, ME – Robert Andrew Burgess, 41, of Yarmouth, ME died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, January 17, 2018 while at work.
He was born on June 22, 1976 in Portland, ME a son of Wesley E. Burgess and his wife Susan of Bradford, ME and Joanne (Miner) Hartford of Portland. Bobby attended schools in Windham as well as St. Joseph’s in Biddeford, Memorial Middle School and South Portland High School.
He worked for multiple moving companies in the Portland area and Yarmouth Redemption before holding his current job as a cook for Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth.
Bobby spent many years enjoying roller-skating at Happy Wheels. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan. He lived life to its fullest and not only had a big heart and an outstanding personality but an awesome sense of humor; Bobby was liked by all who met him. The most important part of his world was his three children, whom he loved more than anything in the world. He also enjoyed camping and looked forward to the annual Moosehead Lake Trip. In his spare time he could be found hanging out his friends and his children, playing all types of games from cards to video games.
Besides his parents he is survived by his three children Brenton Burgess, Arianah Burgess and Connor Burgess and Connor's Mother Amanda Arsenault. He also leaves his paternal grandmother Mildred Burgess, his sisters Angela Burgess and her husband Lee Knecht and Amberlyn Burgess and his brother Shannon Burgess and his wife Amy, his nephews Joseph and Aaron Burgess and nieces Evie and Shaelin Burgess, as well as his best friend Matt Noyes and many, many other friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress Street, Portland, ME. A reception will follow at Amvets Hall, 148 North Road, Yarmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.gofundme.com/robert-burgess-benefit
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.