Portland, ME - David A. Hellin, 75, of Portland died on February 23, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Christine A. (Langway) Hellin.
David was born in Portland, ME on February 26, 1942 a son of the late Dwight P. & Dorothy M. (Finlayson) Hellin. A lifelong resident of Portland, he attended local area schools and was a graduate of Portland High School.
He spent twelve years active duty in the US Army as a combat engineer where he volunteered for three combat tours during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge he worked in construction, mainly as a boilermaker.
David was an active member of the Paul Mallia American Legion Post 161, the VFW Post 6859, Portland and the Columbia Club. He enjoyed spending time with his fellow veterans and friends at the Paul Mallia Post aka “The Bunker”. He also liked to take Sunday rides to places of interest such as Old Orchard and Fort Williams; he especially liked taking these rides in his son’s Audi.
Besides his wife Christine, he is survived by his son David D. Hellin of Portland and his step children Shelly Curtis of Standish, John McDonald Jr. and his wife Kathy of Oxford, Tammy Flaherty of Westbrook and Scott McDonald of Windham, as well as several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Donna Wasson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 10 -11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME. A graveside service will follow at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, where he will be buried with his parents.
Scarborough, ME - Chandler Langlois, 20, of Scarborough passed away at Maine Medical Center Sunday February 25, 2018 surrounded by his family after a short 2 ½ month battle with a rare cancer.
Chandler was born in Portland, Maine on October 18, 1997 to Robert and Shari Langlois; he was the third child of four wonderful boys. He graduated from Scarborough High School and was attending the University of Maine, Orono pursuing a double major in Accounting and Finance.
Chandler had that unique ability to excel at any sport that he tried. He was particularly fond of golf, ultimate Frisbee, pickleball, ping pong and basketball. If you were playing a sport with him he would go out of his way to retrieve the ball for you so you didn’t have to bend down to pick it up. His dad had a deal with Chandler that he would pay for all of Chandler’s golf if Chandler would give him free golf lessons; Chandler still owes his dad those golf lessons, and he will be looking for and needing those lessons every time he plays. He touched many lives and had many friends. He was proud to be a brother of Delta Tau Delta at the University of Maine, and we are grateful for the support those brothers provided during his sickness. He was a very positive, upbeat person with a wonderful sense of humor and personality, and he was always so kind and appreciative of everyone and everything. He would never just say “Thank You”, instead he always said “Thank You So Much”.
He is survived by his parents Robert and Shari of Scarborough, his brother Christian and his girlfriend Brooke of Gray, his brothers Cameron and Connor of Scarborough, his great-grandmother Eloise Rodrigue of Stuart, Fl, his grandparents Robert and Jaclyn Langlois of Stuart, FL, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on March 10, 2018 at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough Maine.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that any donations are made to the scholarship fund established in Chandlers name at http://www.GoFundMe.com/ChandlerLangloisScholarshipFund
Portland, ME - Priscilla (Cox) Mattheson, 101, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of the late George W Mattheson.
She was born on September 24, 1916 in Edmunds, ME a daughter of the late Abisha & Margie (Preston) Cox. Priscilla spent her whole childhood and most of her adult life in Edmunds.
For many years, she and her husband George were the house parents at Opportunity Farms for Boys Home in New Gloucester.
Priscilla is survived by her daughter-in-law Joanne Mattheson, with whom she lived,her sister in law Corrine Mattherson, her two granddaughters Stacy (Mattheson) Brichetto of Portland and Michelle Mattheson and Dexter Flemming of Raymond and her four great grandchildren Christopher and Nicholas Brichetto of Portland and Sofia and Dominic Flemming of Raymond. She also leaves several nieces and nephews: Arlene Devlin Jensen of Florida, Mary Ellen Meeks of Texas, Sylvia Jacot and Bill of New Jersey, Beverly Tuttle of New Hampshire, Linda Nelson of Auburn, ME, Georgette Cushing of Pembroke ME, Jennifer Evrinaham, Melissa Costa both of Auburn ME, Jerry Laffey and Rebecca of Garland, ME, Gilbert Mattheson of Dennysville, ME and Peter Cox of Arizona.
Priscilla is predeceased by; her parents, Abisha and Margie (Preston) Cox, Doris Cox Devlin, Marion Cox Laffey, Avis Cox Nelson, Leon Cox, Burton Cox, Ellery Cox
A burial will be held in New Gloucester at a later date.
Freeport - Donelda “Donnie” Jo Madore passed away on Saturday February 10,2018 due to a fire in her home; she was 68.
Donelda was born on July 18, 1949 in Artesia California, the daughter of Donald Jay and Virginia Irene (Jackson) McKenna. She grew up in Westbrook ME, graduating from Westbrook High in 1967. She worked as a CANA first in Massachusetts and then at Pineland. Her last job was as in the shipping and receiving department for BJ’s in Portland ME; until 1998 when she decided to fulfill her passions as an amazing home maker and extremely talented ceramic artist.
Donelda was a member of the Grange where she met her husband David Madore Sr. and they married soon after; they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in October of this year.
Her passion was creating many mouse figures in the style of Charming Tails. Her passion for ceramics was so great that she even taught classes from her studio at her home. Donelda also enjoyed traveling with her husband David to their time shares. Her favorite place to visit was Villa Roma Resort in New York. Any travel was an amazing adventure for her and if she could find a zoo to visit it was a magical journey. She was an avid animal lover, craftsman, teacher, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all the people she has touched.
Donelda leaves her husband David Madore Sr.; her children, David Jr., Dorothy Kozuszek and Deidra Madore and their spouses, and her granddaughter Cassidy. She also leaves her siblings; Sandy, Donald Jay, Bette, Kenneth and Carolyn.
A celebration of her life will be at a later date. Donelda will be buried at the Madore Family Plot in Millinocket.
Brunswick, ME - Joline B. Cloutier Mann Pequinot, 78, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 11, 1939, the daughter of the late Robert E. Cloutier and Delima P. (Caron) Cloutier.
Joline attended Lewiston school where she enjoyed roller skating, going to dances, modeling and being an active member of the Catholic Church. She graduated in 1957.
She married Ronald B. Mann in 1960 but tragically he died in a plane accident two months later. Joline then went to beauty school and opened her own hair salon.
Joline married Thomas J. Pequinot in 1963 and they had 3 children, Renee, Thomas II and Rachel. They lost their first daughter Renee to complications of Cystic Fibrosis and later moved to New York and lived there for 18 years. In N.Y. Joline attended The Katherine Gibbs Business School, helped run the PTA, and attended all her children’s sporting events and dramatic plays. She was a fierce fighter and advocate for her daughter Rachel, who also had Cystic Fibrosis.
Joline was an active member of a bowling and tennis league and learned to ski. She loved hosting parties and holiday dinners. She enjoyed being back in Maine having regular pinochle games with her sister and mother. She worked in the insurance industry, for Kelly services, a local restaurant, and many years at LL Bean and was also a successful Mary Kay Consultant.
She enjoyed being back in Maine having regular pinochle games with her sister and mother.
Joline loved to travel with family and many groups of friends and would never say no to an adventure. She traveled throughout the United States and several other countries. She also enjoyed several cruises and enjoyed being by the ocean. She was fluent in French and spoke some Spanish.
Joline and her daughter would take her grandchildren on adventures up and down the east coast, as well as 2 trips to Canada to share a bit of her French Canadian heritage.
Joline took flying lessons, learned ballroom dancing, ran in (10) Beach to Beacon 10K Road Races, as well as the Casco Days Road Race. She loved daily walks with neighbors, participated in the annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraising walk.
Joline was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed help and was a positive light to anyone who crossed her path. She lit up with pride when she was with or shared stories about her 3 grandchildren.
Joline was predeceased by her parents Robert E. and Delima P. Cloutier; husband, Ronald B. Mann; brother Robert M. Cloutier; infant daughter Renee L. Pequinot; and husband Thomas J. Pequinot.
She is survived by her son Thomas J. Pequinot II and his wife, Christine of Gorham; daughterRachel C.(Pequinot) Higgins and her husband, Timothy of Portland; her grandchildren Kelsey, Tommy, and Jenna; her sister Rachel D (Cloutier) Tardif and her husband, Richard, of Sabattus; brother Roger L. Cloutier his wife, Barbara, of California. She is also survived by many brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick, Maine. There will be a reception after the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, (Team “Renee’s Angels”)
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