Portland, ME - Lena M. Lathrop died peacefully surrounded by her children at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, ME on June 7, 2018. She was born in Portland, ME on October 6, 1938 to David and Stella M. Erickson.
She graduated from Deering High School in 1956, earned an associate’s degree from the Portland School of Art and a Bachelor of Science in Teaching at the University of Maine in Farmington. She had a varied career teaching Home Economics at Hampden Academy in Hampden, ME, Art at Lake Region High School in Bridgton, ME and at Gardiner Middle School, in Gardiner, ME; working as a dietitian at Maine Medical Center on the Cardiac and Pediatric Floors; and living and working as the caretaker of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn, NY.
She loved creating all different kinds of art including oil and watercolor paintings, stained glass, quilting, sewing, chair caning, jewelry making, pottery, batik, and basket weaving. She generously gave her artwork as gifts to her family and friends.
Exploring new places was a passion for Lena, and she convinced her friends and relatives to come along on her adventures to Alaska, Finland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Jersey, Michigan, Vermont and many other places. She loved chocolate, lobster rolls, Neil Dimond, and walking by the ocean in Portland.
She was a devoted mother, aunt, and grandmother and spent as much time as she could with her family. She is survived by her sister, Sylvia A. Coombs of Portland ME; two children, Rima B. Carlson of Montpelier, VT and Jeff D. Lathrop of Old Tappan, NJ, their spouses Brian Carlson, and Lisa Lathrop; 3 nieces, Robyn C. Berry, Senja E. St. John, Melissa-Jo Coombs; two nephews, Robert D. Coombs and Norm Berry; five grandchildren, Emma Lathrop, Camden Lathrop, Colten Lathrop, Anya Carlson, and Estherline Carlson, and five great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on June 23,2018 at 2:00 PM at the Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, in Portland, ME.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice house in Scarborough, ME or online at: https://hsm46624.thankyou4caring.org/pages/gmhh-10th-anniversary-donation-page
Kittery, ME – Henry “Hank” Warren Gray Sr., 92, of Haley Road in Kittery, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2018 following a brief residency at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough.
Hank was born on June 12, 1925 and was raised in Wakefield, MA, the son of the late Henry Warren Gray and the late Laura Taylor (Van Wart) Gray.
Hank served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Following WWII, Hank continued his education achieving a Bachelor’s degree at Colby College. He wed Marjorie Carol McKenna of Somerville, MA on September 27, 1952. Hank built his home on Haley Road and raised his family there. He became a civilian employee at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was employed as a Nuclear Power Engineer until his retirement in 1974.
He was a member of the York Golf and Tennis Club and the South Berwick Rod and Gun Club for many years. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren at school activities and sporting events.
Hank was predeceased by his loving wife, Marjorie Carol Gray (1999), by his son Gordon Malcolm Gray (1958) and is survived by his sister Margaret (Gray) Geary of Chelmsford, MA, Hanks three sons, Warren Gray (Sandra Gray) of York, ME, Kenneth Grayof Kittery, ME and Ronald Gray (Christine Gray) of Natick, MA and his daughter Cheryl (Gray) Scroggins (Joel Scroggins) of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by a granddaughter Jessica Gray of Palm Bay, FL and a grandson James Gray of York, ME as well as two nieces, Suzanne Lawlor and Christine Sweeney.
A private farewell will be celebrated by immediate family, and no public funeral service is planned.
Buxton, ME – Harriet O. (Barter) Doughty, 89, passed away at home in her sleep after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Doughty Sr., who died October 20, 2016.
She was born in Falmouth, ME a daughter of the late Dewey O. & Edith M. (Tuttle) Barter. She grew up in Falmouth, attending local area schools and graduating from Falmouth High School.
Harriet held many different jobs throughout her life; however, her greatest accomplishment was being a Mother and Grandmother.
She is survived by her three children Susan Sampson and her husband Timothy of Buxton, Harold Doughty Jr. of Buxton and Carmen Estabrook and her husband Mark of Limington. She also leaves two grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as two sisters Virginia Dix of and Evelyn Barter both of Florida. She was also the sister of the late Phyllis Raplee and William Barter and grandmother of the late Timothy Sampson and Thomas Sampson.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Hospice of Southern Maine for their support and care during Harriet's final days.
There will no services and burial will be private.
Auburn, ME - Andrew Robert Jennings 24, of Oxford, died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Andrew was born on January 27th, 1994 to Christopher and Kimberly. Andrew attended schools in Auburn and Oxford.
Andrew was much like his Uncle Scott, a Jack of all trades. He worked mostly as a mechanical insulator but also dabbled in roofing, carpentry and was recently most excited that he had been taught how to weld from his recent employer. Andrew was always excited to learn anything new that he could to support his family.
Andrew loved spending his free time with his father and son doing odd jobs and projects around the house. He would often go out of his way to help anyone whether it be family, a friend or even a stranger in passing. He wasn’t afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved classic country music and singing along with his children and wife, who he also spent many hours playing outside with them and teaching them about his tools. Andrew was always the life of the party, extremely likeable and always had a joke to tell or prank to pull with a contagious smile on his face.
Andrew will be lovingly remembered by, wife Tori Jennings and two young children Chevy and McKaylee of Oxford, his parents Christopher Jennings of Oxford, Kimberly and Tom Rose of Turner, Sisters, Mercedes Becvar and fiance Sheldon Leppala of Green, Caitlyn Jennings of Boothbay, Kirsten Rose of Poland, Kayla Rose of Portland and Brothers Nathan Sessions of Portland and Tj Rose of Turner. Nieces Sophia, Laryah, Briar, Aniyah and Maleni and Nephews C.J, Chase, Aries and Aden. His cousins Tyler, Jessie, Mariah, Adam and many more. His loving Aunts, Cindy Jennings of Auburn, Melissa Jennings of and Nancy and husband Robert Sheffey of Florida. Uncles Tony Jennings of Turner and Tim and wife Mary Jennings of Lewiston and friends. Andrew was predeceased by his grandparents Marjorie Jennings, Barbara Sessions and Albert Sessions. Uncles Leon Jennings, Scott Sessions and Dwayne Sessions and Aunt Julie Sessions.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 3:00 at 202 Mechanic Falls Road, Oxford.
Freeport, ME – Patricia E. (Thomas) Smith, born on September 20, 1927 in San Diego, CA, passed away at age 90 on June 9, 2018 in Freeport, ME .
Patricia was married to the late Clarence L. Smith. She was preceded in death by her sons Scott Born and Stoney Smith; and daughter Bonnie Born. Patricia is survived by her son, Woody Smith; daughter Patty (Smith) Leslie; son-in law Tyrone Leslie; and grandchildren, Ashley (Leslie) Robinson, Kyle Leslie, Lea Smith, Scott Born Jr., and Elizabeth Born.
Patricia had many jobs; classical pianist, school bus driver, postal carrier, military spouse and homemaker. Her hobbies included golf, sewing, quilting, cross stitch, and piano.
Special thanks to the staff at Hawthorne House in Freeport and to Beacon Hospice.
Per Pat’s requests, there will be no services.
Our memories of Pat will forever live in our hearts. She was the most generous and loving person, and forever feisty and full of life. We love you and miss you.