Portland, Maine - Robert (Bob) G Hanscome of Portland, ME passed away June 14, 2017, at home, with his wife, Pam, by his side.
He was born August 18, 1934. He attended North Yarmouth Academy Prep School, graduating with a History Scholarship in 1953. In 1959, he completed a four-year machinist apprenticeship program at Bancroft & Martin, South Portland. From 3rd class machinist to lead person, he stayed with them until they closed in 1989. A man who couldn't be idle, he started Hanscome's Christmas Tree Farm at age 55 and was tending trees until his death. He loved meeting and talking to the customers when they came to select & cut their tree. He talked as long as someone would listen.
To relax and get away, he & his wife bought a home in Florida where they went part time. They also have a camper at Nason's Beach where they have been going since 1988.
He is predeceased by his brother John Hanscome & half-sister Lillian Oliver. He is survived by 3 sisters, Judy Ross, Alice Ray, & Pat Corney. He is also survived by 2 (step) daughters, Lynette Stayte & her husband Mark, Lisa Pease & companion Rick Williams, 7 grandchildren, Joshua, Rusty, Casey, Wyatt, Shaun, Marika & Keith, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family was everything to Bob, not a day went by that he didn't talk proudly about one of them. He was a caring man who was always willing to listen, ready to lend a hand. His intelligence, kindness, and work ethic touched all. He may no longer be here on earth, but his influence, teachings, and thoughtfulness will always be our guiding light. An important part of many lives, he will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Hanscome’s Christmas Tree Farm, 194 Mountfort Road North Yarmouth.
Auburn, ME – Paul R. Meunier, 74, of Auburn died on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his home.
He was born on November 19, 1942 in New Haven, CT a son of the late Phillip and Frances (Tibbetts) Meunier. He grew up in West Haven, CT attending local area schools and moved to Maine in the mid 1970’s.
Phillip served his country in the US Navy between July 1961 and August 1965; and he worked as a paver until his retirement and then began volunteering at Community Concepts as a driver in 1999 and continued volunteering until his death. He touched 100’s of people’s lives with volunteering, always helping where he could.
His best years were during his recovery years; once he got his foundation he became happy and was grateful and generous. He was very giving of himself to anyone in need. He was an avid swimmer and loved books, both reading and collecting. He also was very fond of horses, volunteering as a groomsman and he collected elephants.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored and was equally loved by. They will miss his annual summer visits to CT. He was also the brother of the late Arthur, Phillip and James Meunier.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave, Auburn on Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 7 p.m. A Veteran’s graveside service will be held the following day, Tuesday, June 20, 2107 at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory can be made to:
240 Bates Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
ATTN: Resource Development
Standish, ME - Steven Wayne Harmon of Standish Maine age 57, passed away, surrounded by family on April 3rd 2017 at7:00 pm., after losing his battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of Reeta Harmon, beloved father of Leona Harmon, beloved son of Beverly Legrow Harmon, beloved brother of Lester Harmon, George Harmon, and Rinette Babine .Sisters, Patricia Harmon Desbiens, and Diane Harmon Andrews, and husband Scott Andrews, also numerous nephews and nieces. He was a cherished grandfather figure to 10 children.
Steven Wayne Harmon was born on December 12th, 1959 in Portland Maine. Steven was very knowledgeable and worked in many different professions. He was very loving, and loyal to all who knew him. He was strong and courageous, kind, and had an amazing sense of humor. He fought his cancer fearlessly. To know Him was to love him. He was a man of many talents, and was very giving to his loved ones, and friends. Steven is preceded in death by his Father Richard B. Harmon and Sister Jean Marie Harmon Bryant.
Graveside interment service will be held on August 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Farris cemetery, at the corner of Blanchard and Bruce Hill Rd. Cumberland, ME
Freeport, ME - Richard C. Weirich, 72, passed away in his home, Saturday, June 10th, 2017 in Freeport, Maine.
Born August 23rd, 1944 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, he was a dedicated educator for 48 years until his retirement from South Portland High School in 2015. He earned his Degree of Doctor of Education in Science Education from the University of Maine at Orono and was a recipient of the 1987 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.
He was a devoted husband and father, beloved by his wife and two children. He found joy in gardening, reading, traveling, and surrounding himself with loved ones.
He was predeceased by his father, Robert H. Weirich. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor Weirich of Palmyra, PA; his brother, Robert N. Weirich (Margaret) of Portage, MI; his sister, Elaine Weirich of State College, PA; his wife, Jane Weirich of Freeport, ME; and two children, Sarah Weirich of Columbia, MD, and Joshua Weirich of Baltimore, MD; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnephews, and in-laws.
A private memorial ceremony will celebrate his life.
Portland, ME – Donna Lee (Littlefield) Penney, 72, of Portland passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long illness.
She was born on July 22, 1944 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late David K. & Virginia B. (Cash) Littlefield. She attended local area schools and graduated from Portland High School as a member of the class of 1962.
Donna worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Devonshire Manor, now known as Portland Center for Assisted Living for most of her career, retiring due to illness. She also provided private nursing care in the evenings for a number of years.
She was big fan of Beano, going multiple times a week and evening bringing her children with her on occasion. Later in life, when illness kept her in her home, she enjoyed her online games including Pogo and could always be found on Facebook. Donna also was an avid reader, her favorite author being James Patterson and she also enjoyed romance novels. In addition, Donna loved her cooking shows.
She is survived by three sons, Michael A. Penney and his wife Kathy, Donald E. Penney and Edward D. Penney Jr. all of South Portland, ME. She also leaves nine grandchildren Breanna, Anthony, Sarah, Chrissy, Alyssa, Nicholas, Robbie, Corey and Christopher, four great grandchildren as well as three sisters Beverly McCombs of Saco, Cheryl Hodgdon and her husband Jim of Buxton and Terri Lynn Driscoll and her husband Bob of Westbrook and several nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of the late Sandra Blowers who passed away on December 7, 2016.
Donna was very caring Mother, always made you feel welcomed and was always willing to help, regardless of the circumstances. She was loved by all who met her and will be tremendously missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens, Highland Ave, South Portland, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074