Portland, ME - Robert Hamilton Hack passed peacefully after a brief illness on August 15, 2018.
Robert Hack was born to Robert Waldo Hack and Ruth Hamilton Hack on April 24, 1926 at the New England Hospital for Women and Children (Now the Dimock Center) in Boston, MA.
Growing up during the Great Depression, he spent his early years living with his older sister Marion in Jamaica Plain. The family moved to Shrewsbury, MA in 1935.
From the age of 2 months, his summers were spent on Cousins Island in Casco Bay off of Yarmouth, Maine surrounded by family and friends.
He enjoyed sports and played football at Shrewsbury High School during the age of leather helmets.
Upon his graduation in 1944, Robert enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the 75th Division, 290th Infantry, Company “G.” He spent time in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge as half of a Browning automatic rifle (BAR) team, and after the surrender of Germany, as a clerk in the “Cigarette Camps” around La Havre, France. His job at the time was to switch the movies around the camp. He befriended a dog, Peter, which he managed to smuggle home on board the Queen Mary which had been converted to a troopship for the war. He also had the opportunity to travel to Wales and Switzerland.
After his separation from the Army in 1946 he worked at several different jobs before training to be a printer working with an offset press.
After his parents retired, the whole family decided to relocate permanently to Maine in the early 1950’s. Bob met Mary Hague at Thanksgiving dinner in 1959. After a brief courtship, they were married on February 20, 1960. They built a home next to the family cottage on Cousins Island. They had a son, Robert II, in December 1961, followed by a daughter, Christine, in November 1964.
When Robert’s eyesight began to give him trouble, he found other employment working at Yarmouth Boat Yard and later at Ring’s Marina. During this time he also worked as a volunteer firefighter with Engine 3, located at the firehouse on Cousins Island.
He enjoyed spending time with family. Many summer evenings were spent visiting family and friends when everyone would converge on the island. Bob and his family would spend vacations camping on Moshier Island. One of his favorite activities was to go dig a “mess” of clams. Boats were his big passion. Bob also fished for lobsters and crabs with the small number of traps he had for Christmas dinner which was always lobster and crabmeat salad. He owned many boats and spent as much time as he could out on the waters of Casco Bay.
His beloved wife, Mary, succumbed to breast cancer on August 12, 1988 after 28 years of marriage. He never really learned to live without her. Robert was also predeceased by his sister, Marion Hack in 2008, and his son, Robert II, in 2016. He is survived by his daughter Christine and many cousins.
His daughter Christine will remember him always as a jokester and a prankster, “You had to be wary around him or you could end up in the water when you least expected it. He was always ready with an embarrassing tale or two. The drawn-out syllable of ‘Daaaaaad!’ could be heard frequently in such occasions.”
Christine would like to thank the folks at Maine Medical Center and especially all the caring nurses and staff at Seaside Rehab. I love that you all took such good care of him.
There will be no services per Robert’s request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Portland- Anne E Midgett,81, of Scarborough, was the daughter of Lionell and Robertine Patenaude.She was born in Rumford February 23, 1937 and was raised in So. Portland, graduated from South Portland High School in 1954.
Tribute To Anne
Her smile! Always present, never fake, It follows her into a dark room and suddenly the world is made bright with her smile!
The heart! Always beating, never a flutter. It holds the key to her entire being.
Her love is so pure that it welcomes all to share in its warmth.
Her smile…How many people has it touched? Too many to count!
Who else could bring a smile to the face of a total stranger with her gentle hugs or an unexpected kiss.
Another life has been touched by her love!
It could be that couple sitting across from her in a booth; or that frantic mother whose crying baby was gifted with a toe tickle and a smile!
Back to that smile….
It lights up, and like a flame, it’s warmth engulf everyone;
Her smile…It’s contagious.
How can you resist it?
It knows no race, color, age or creed.
Her smile… It is love in it’s purest forms.
Energy flows from that smile into the hearts of others.
The old man, the new mother, the porters filling the ship’s passageways.
A surprise hug and a pure kiss on the cheek; Another heart has been ignited, another boring, tedious day has been made bright.
My days are all made bright by the witness of Her Smile!
Died on August 15, 2018; Anne leaves her husband Ralph, her children Debra and Greg Rumery, her brother, Lee Patenaude.
Ralph would like to express his gratitude to the Barron Center for the care and love they gave Anne during her stay on the 2 North Wing.
Yarmouth, ME - It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved brother, nephew, cousin and friend, John Duncan Bryant on July 28, 2018. Duncan was the loving son of Donald E. Bryant and Ellen C. Richter.
Duncan was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 20, 1951. He went to school at Acton Boxborough Regional and High School and later graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Maine. Duncan excelled in athletics and was on the Honor Roll at North Yarmouth Academy. He attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. He was employed as a technician for Wang Laboratories and was later employed by Griffin Greenhouse supplies as an Outside Sales Representative where he designed and installed commercial irrigation systems. Duncan was an avid golfer and a wildly devoted Red Sox fan.
Duncan is survived by his sisters, Isabelle (Polkie) Ribando and Hannah Brown, his aunt and uncle, Caroline and Robert Knott, and cousins Al Campbell and his wife Kim, Heather Nicolau and her husband Alex, and Rob Campbell and his wife Christine.
A memorial service for Duncan is planned for November provided by Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth, Maine.
Lewiston, ME – Timothy R. “Tim” Hart, 53, of Lewiston, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
He was born in Lewiston, ME on December 2, 1964 a son of the late Ernest J. Hart III and Gloria T. (Lambert) Dennison of Lewiston, ME.
Timothy worked for Cracker Barrel and Stamey’s BBQ of Lexington, NC and then worked at KJ Smith Builders of Greensboro, NC where he learned the trade and became a finished Carpenter. Worked for S& P Architectural of Port Charlotte, FL. He then moved back to Maine in 2007 and returned to the Village Inn in Auburn as a chef for many years.
Tim was a prankster, loved to catch you by surprise and when he did, the look on his face was priceless. He never realized how many lives he touched.
Besides his mother Tim is survived by four siblings, Sandra Poulin of Lewiston, Rick Hart and his wife Jane Hart of Gray, Gail Hart of Lewiston and Donna Shea and her husband Jack and her son Mike Gendron of Port Charlotte, FL. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends whom will miss him.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
St Jude’s Hospital
Portland, ME - Cynthia Johnson, 78, passed away peacefully August 4, 2018 in the arms of her husband of 54 years, after a long battle with MS.
She was born on March 31, 1940 in Augusta, ME, to the late Judge Phillip E. Lamb and Norma Maxine Lamb of Gardiner. Cynthia grew up in Gardiner, and was very active in academic clubs, sports and cheerleading. She graduated from Colby College, and worked as a Social Worker for the Department of Health and Human Services for 30 years.
Cynthia married Paul A. Johnson on August 22, 1964. They raised their family in Portland, and their love and dedication to each other and their family is an inspiration to all who know them. She was a long time member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and later, Trinity Episcopal Church , where she was a volunteer. Cynthia had an angelic voice and sang in the choir for years. She loved reading, sewing, and spending time with beloved family and friends. She will be remembered for her courage, compassion and her sense of humor.
She is survived by her husband Paul Johnson of Portland, her son Mark P. Johnson and his wife Jennie (Fullerton) Johnson and grandson Joey Johnson, a son Jason E. Johnson of PA., a brother David C. Lamb of CT., A sister Nancy Knowles of Gardiner, nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
A celebration of her life will be at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The family would like to thank the VNA hospice team for the loving and compassionate care that they provided for her.