Falmouth, ME – Elaine Mae (Hamilton) Ross, 81, of Falmouth passed peacefully at her home with her devoted husband of almost 59 years by her side, as she wished, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
She was born on March 30, 1937 in Boston, MA. She overcame many challenges at a young age losing her Father at two and her Mother at age 14. She, along with her brother Howard Davis and sister Marlene Hamilton Farris were taken into foster care in Portland, ME.
Graduating from Portland High School in 1957, she attended BYU, marrying Lawrence A. Ross in 1960. They moved to Long Beach, CA in 1960 where she later attended school at UCLA and worked for the State of California Employment Development Office. While working full time, she was a loving and devoted Wife and Mother. Tireless, she volunteered her time and was a member of the St. Matthew and St. Anthony School Boards.
Retiring from the State of California as a supervisor after 28 years, she and her husband returned to Portland in 1988. In 1989, she became the records division manager of the Portland, ME Police Department. She served the city of Portland for 12 years retiring in 2001.
Becoming the Matriarch of the family she so loved, known as “Nama”, she attended all athletic events of her three grandchildren; beaming with pride. Though she cheered for all the people she knew, there was never a doubt who her grandchildren were.
Elaine was predeceased by her father Mellen Ross Hamilton, Mother Mabel Chabot, Brother Howard Davis and Sister Marlene Hamilton Farris.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence A. Ross of Falmouth and her son James “Ted” Ross and his wife Denise (DiPietro) of Cape Elizabeth. She also leaves her three grandchildren Christina E. Ross of Windham, James “Jamie” Ross of Fairfield, CT and Matthew J. Ross of Cape Elizabeth as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be forever loved and missed but never forgotten by her family and friends.
Upon her wishes, there will be no services held.
Biddeford, ME – Stephen (Steve) K. Libby, 63, of North Yarmouth, passed away from pneumonia and complicated by his quadriplegia, while surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Southern Main Health Center.
Steve was born in Portland, ME on February 16, 1955 a son of the late Richard L. Libby & Carol Ann (Bornheimer) Dubay of Cumberland, ME. He grew up in Cumberland, attending local area schools and graduated from Greeley High School in 1973.
He served his country as a member of the US Air Force, where he held the rank of Sargent of the USAF Security Police on Warren Air Force base in Cheyenne, WY. Prior to his car accident in 1984, he worked at Maine Gas and Appliance and All American Auto Rental.
Steve was a member of the Boy Scouts of America as a child and the Maine Audubon as an adult. He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a music aficionado, attending many concerts and had a collection of over one thousand vinyl record albums. He was also an animal lover and had many pets including a spider monkey and a crow. He was also a fantastic artist, who drew and painted by mouth.
Besides his Mother Carol, he is survived by his daughter Kristen Rodriguez and her husband Enrique of Mont Vernon, NH and his two sons Travis Libby and his wife Olga of West Newbury, MA and Dustin Libby and his wife Elizabeth of Merrimac, MA. He also leaves three grandchildren, Owen and Lily Rodriguez and Beckett Libby as well as his sister Kim Libby of South Portland. He was also the stepson of the late Al Dubay.
Per Steve’s request, there will be no funeral services; a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Maine Audubon Society
20 Gilsland Farm Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
Scarborough, ME – Jerome J. “Jerry” Fecteau, 78, of Shapleigh passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the husband of Valerie J. (Shufelt) Fecteau.
He was born in Waterville, ME on June 12, 1940 a son of the late Harvey J. and Elnora (Sears) Fecteau. He grew up in Waterville, attending local area schools and graduated from Waterville High School in 1958.
Jerry became a leading salesman and manager for Northeast Pipe Company and later moved to Southern Maine and went on to a top notch salesman for Redlon & Johnson of Portland before retiring in 2004.
He loved NASCAR racing, this was is all time favorite. He would also get great joy from watching his grandson (Little Buddy) Scottie play sports. He was a fan of all animals, especially his “Rotties”.
Besides his wife Valerie, Jerry is survived by his son Scott Robitaille and his wife Heather of Sanford, his grandson Scott Robitaille Jr. and his granddaughters Madison Bridges and Alysha Cetrone and her fiancée Dakota Waterhouse, plus their two children Jensen and Glorianne. He also leaves his sister Dot Cashman and her husband Kenny of Waterville. He was also the father of the late Jason J. Fecteau.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 13 Elm Street, Sanford.
Alberta Briggs Morris, a life-long resident of Turner, Maine passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018.
She was born November 15, 1928, the youngest daughter of Hugh Cary Briggs and Lucy Lee Adams. As a young woman, she met and married Nathan William Morris, a young man who worked on the farm of her parents. Alberta and Bill then took over the farm next door and continued to build a successful farm with a registered Guernsey herd, later changing to registered Holsteins. Alberta was not only a great mother to four children, she also worked outside on the farm, driving equipment and helping with all the barn chores and inside the home, she was known as a wonderful cook. Alberta belonged to the Ladies Circle at the Universalist Church of Turner where she made delicious chicken pies for their well-attended Chicken Pie benefit suppers. She was part of the Mothers Club of Turner and the Farm Extension. She also honed her baking skills for bread and rolls and created a recipe for the best cinnamon rolls you will ever taste. In 1970, they lost their home and barns to fire, although a significant loss, they moved their family up the road with Alberta’s father, Hugh and true to Alberta’s nature, she continued to work and succeed. After the fire, Alberta packed apples until she and Bill bought the old store at Turner Center and ran the store and post office. When their youngest son, Allan, graduated from high school, he went into business with his parents and they started dairy farming on Fish Street. Alberta took on the bookkeeping for Naberta Farm, as she had done for Brigeen Farm Guernseys while taking a CNA course to become a CNA; she worked at several nursing homes until her retirement at 74.
Alberta is survived by her two daughters Joanne M. Allen (Brian J. Allen); Tracy M. Leavitt (Steve Leavitt); and her son Gary W. Morris (Patricia); eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her very special son, Allan Morris; her husband Nathan W. Morris; grandson Derek J. Morris; Brother Bill Briggs and his wife Alice; Sister Evangeline B. Twitchell and husband Ronald; and many good friends. Our mother was a feisty, hard-working wonderful woman and she will be missed. Enjoy your rest.
Our family would like to express much gratitude for the amazing care given to her by the staff of the Clair Unit and Androscoggin Hospice; your dedication to her wellbeing was a blessing for her and our family.
Her wishes are that graveside services will be held at Keenes Mills Cemetery, Turner, ME on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston ME 04240
Portland, ME - James David Snyder passed away peacefully after a long illness on September 9, 2018 in Portland, Maine at the age of 72.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Debra Snyder, and son-in-law, Mark Storck of Bridgton, Maine, and grandchildren; Graham Lloyd and Raegan Storck; a brother, Allen Snyder, of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Kathryn (Givens) Snyder and a sister, Glenda Snyder of Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Jim was born and raised in Pennsylvania and graduated from Monessen High School with the class of 1964. Many of his schoolmates remained lifelong friends. Following his school years, Jim worked a variety of jobs and enjoyed going on numerous adventures. He traveled to Antarctica and New Zealand by ship on a research expedition. Professionally, Jim was a Cartographer for NOAA then became a Master Mechanic for the Department of Defense working in several locations throughout the country. Following retirement, Jim began a second 20-year career working at Interchange Parts in Everett, Pennsylvania where he had numerous close friends.
Jim was a lifelong hunter, competitive shooter, and also enjoyed collecting and repairing guns. A highlight of his life was the annual deer-hunting season that he shared with his closest friends from Maine and Pennsylvania. Although he wasn't political, he was a strong advocate of the 2nd amendment and believed in personal freedom and the rights of all. Jim enjoyed history, adventures on his Harley, and was a trivia champion. Jim deeply loved his dogs, Rocky and Moose, and was eager to see them again in Heaven. Jim was vastly loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
The family would like to thank Connie Polomski, Pierre Gosseaux, and the Conrad Family for their dedicated friendship and support surrounding Jim’s illness. They would further like to thank the hospice staff in both Pennsylvania and Maine for their exceptional care.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The HeartGlow Center in Bridgton, Maine with a Celebration of Life immediately following. Jim’s daughter, Rev. Dr. Debra Snyder will officiate the ceremony. Jim wanted a party to celebrate his life and asks guests to dress casually and have some fun. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Jim’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send charitable donations to The HeartGlow Center at 328 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 or online at www.heartglow.org