South Portland, ME – Anthony J. Mastropasqua, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018.
He was born on March 25, 1947 in Portland, ME a son of the late Girolamo and Ida (Romano) Mastropasqua. He grew up on Munjoy Hill and graduated from Portland High School in 1965.
He owned AJ’s and Rumors, both in the old port in Portland; afterwards he spent 19 years at IDEXX.
Tony enjoyed playing bingo and watching harness racing at Scarborough Downs. He also loved spending quality time with his family. He is survived by a sister Frances Rinaldi and her husband Martin Sr. and his brother Pasquale Mastropasqua and his wife Ethel-Ann (Juliano) both of Portland as well as several nieces and nephews and his two cats, Sammi and Nikki. He was also the brother of the late John Mastropasqua and Antoinette Mastropasqua.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME.
Freeport, ME – Richard S. “Ricky” Davis, 60, of Freeport, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of June A. (Dennison) Davis.
He was born in Willimantic, CT on July 17, 1957, the son of Gladys (Scammon) Davis of Freeport and the late Roland Davis. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Chicopee, MA. Finally in 1968, he and his entire family moved to Freeport, ME, the place that Ricky would call home for the rest of his life.
In 1976, he started a small business doing auto body repair in his garage and over the course of many years and lots of hard work, he became the “go to” guy for anything car related. His Father, Roland, joined him after his retirement and helped him run the business until his death in 1998; they were quite a team!
Ricky married the love of his life, June, in 1996 and they were happily married until the day he passed.
Besides his wife and mother, Ricky is survived by a sister, several brothers and his in-laws as well as many nieces and nephews and his beloved pets. He was also the brother of the late Gerald Bailey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The First Parish Congregational Church, 461 Elmwood Road, Pownal, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Coastal Humane Society
190 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Westbrook- Gayle V. Cipriano, 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Scarborough with her family by her side.
Gayle was born in Portland, ME on December 1, 1952 and is the daughter of Vincent and Irma Cox, formally of Portland. She attended Portland High School where she met the love of her life, Donald Cipriano, who she was married to for 47 years. They settled in Westbrook in 1975 where they raised their family, owned and operated a bakery, worked at Bradlees, and the Curtainshop together.
Gayle enjoyed going out to eat and shopping with her husband Don in their spare time. Gayle also loved working in retail and she will be always be fondly remembered for her friendly, outgoing personality, and making sure to greet everyone with a cheery smile. Her customers would come in especially seeking out her helpful assistance.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Cipriano of Westbrook; her daughter, Dawn Gagne and her husband Keith Gagne of Westbrook; her grandson Chance Gagne of Westbrook; her mother Irma Cox and her sister Karen Binder and her husband Dave of Emmaus, PA; along with her niece Traci Wilhide and her husband Mick of Emmaus, PA and their children, Chloe, Clay, and Kyler. She is also survived by her brother Merrill Cox, of Portland, ME. She is predeceased by her father Vincent Cox.
Gayle’s family wishes to thank the staff at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for all of the tremendous care that they provided to her and her family.
Per Gayle’s request, there will be a small family graveside service in the spring at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd
Scarborough ME 04074
Falmouth, ME - Lorraine E. Dolley, 92 passed in peace on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the presence of her daughter after an extended illness.
Born on July 21, 1925 to the late Lester and Madene Pettengill, Lorraine was the eldest of 6 children. As often happens in large families, Lorraine was part big sister, part care taker of her younger siblings. The bond between these siblings lasted a life time.
A talented bunch, they loved to sing together and often family gatherings consisted of lots of music and beautiful singing, more prevalent however, was the laughter. Lorraine had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick with a witty comment.
After graduating from George Stevens Academy she attended Northeastern Business College in Portland and began working for DHS. It was then that she met her future husband of 67 years, the late Lawrence Dolley. Together they had 1 daughter, Nadine Serber. Together they enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.
As her daughter grew older, Lorraine took a job subbing for the Falmouth School Lunch program. She continued employment there for 36 years, retiring as the Head of the school Lunch Program.
Lorraine was the epitome of the perfect grandparent. She had 2 grandchildren; Deanna Gouzie and Christopher Serber and 5 great-grandchildren; Daniel, Eliza and Tanner Gouzie and Addison and Lilah Serber. They were a great joy to Lorraine.
Even though she was busy maintaining a home and full-time job, she always had time for them. She would drop everything and do whatever the kids would like: cook, sew, build with Lego bricks, play pass, read or even tell stories.
In addition to the aforementioned family, Lorraine is survived by her sisters Sheila Farnum and Betty Dill, brother Rod Pettengill, son-in-law Mark Serber and granddaughter-in-law Kimberly McAuley Serber as well as other family, who loved her, miss her and will always cherish her. She is predeceased by her sister Josephine Gold and her brother William Pettengill.
The family wishes to thank Linda and Jim Beal, caretakers and friends, for the love and kindness they showed to Lorraine as her disease progressed. Additional thanks to the staff at the Landing at Saco Bay.
A service will be planned in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Chebeague Island, ME – Beverly Calder Dyer, 88, passed away peacefully at the Island Commons surrounded by family on Monday, March 19, 2018. She was the wife of Robert A. Dyer Sr.
She was born on Chebeague Island, Me, November 6th, 1929, a daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Hamilton) Calder. Beverly attended and graduated from the Chebeague Island Schools in 1948.
Beverly married the love of her life on Jan. 20, 1949. They spent sixty nine years together raising their children and having their grandchildren come into their lives. She was a wonderful cook, knitter, quilter and historian of the family. She also was a member of the Ladies Aid.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Robert A. Dyer Jr. (Debra) of Florida, Wayne C. Dyer (Arlene) of Chebeague, Susan D. Campbell (David) of Chebeague, Mark H. Dyer (Elizabeth) of Chebeague and Kristen D. Buxbaum (Donald) of Chebeague. She also leaves her grandchildren Heather, Curtis and Brooke Buxbaum, Amanda Campbell, Chloe and Genevieve Dyer, as well as a brother Richard Calder (Dianne) of Chebeague and a sister Genevieve Carter of Fairfield, ME and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Chesley, John, Norman, Leona, Mary and Elizabeth.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Island Commons, Crew of CTC, Chebeague Island Rescue and special thanks to Ginny Ballard for all her time and care.
A service will be planned in the spring.
Memorials may be made to the Island Commons, 132 Littlefield Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017