Lovell, ME – Ann Lorraine (Nicely) Bolling, 77, of Lovell and formerly of South Portland, went to be with the Lord peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was the wife of the late David B. Bolling who passed away in 1970.
She was born in Portland, ME on July 26, 1941 a daughter of the late Charles and Adele (Cote) Nicely. She grew up in South Portland, attending local area schools and graduated from Cathedral High School. She then went on to obtain her nursing degree from St. Joseph’s College.
Ann worked as a nurse for many years and for many different locations in the Portland area, she was very proud of her work at the environmental schools Ferry Beach in Saco where she not only held the nurses position, but the position of head cook as well.
She greatly enjoyed her flower gardens and spending time knitting and refinishing furniture. Ann could find a friend at any turn, sticking up conversations with just about anyone.
She is survived by her five children Laureen “Lolly” Adams and her husband Mark of Lovell, David Bolling and his wife Maureen of Nobleboro, Michael Bolling and his wife Regina of Casco, Peter Bolling and his wife Donna of Cape Elizabeth and John Bolling and his wife Occyon of Lovell. She also leaves her grandchildren Tony, Bryan, Amber, Lori, Markie, David, Stephanie, Dustin, Sandie, Skylar, Daniel, Andrew, Samantha, Rachel, Leah, Kate, John Jr., James and Makayla as well as her great grandchildren Christian, Jasmin, Rose, Lily, Damian, Cedric, Garrett, Mitchell, Violet, Colby, David, Deannica, Daelynn, Darcy, Ethan, Blake, Whyette, Bradie, Kayleigh, Allen, Avery, Eliza, Kayla, Zoie, Jerzie, Luke, Gabriel and John III, as well as her two brothers John and Lee Nicely and his wife Dee, her sister Alyce DeDoes and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Service on Saturday September 15, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 879 Sawyer Street, South Portland, ME. A reception will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Elder Abuse Institute of Maine
14 Maine Street # 412
Brunswick, ME 04011
Biddeford, ME – Francis A. Fontaine, 73, of Biddeford and formerly of Portland, passed with family by his side on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Maine Medical Center from Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was the longtime fiancé of Jacquelyne (Doyon) Daigle. Frank was a loving supportive father of his three sons who he always made the time for hunting, skiing, golf and more. Frank was always the parent in the bleachers or getting his boys to a practice no matter the time. He was a man that commanded respect when you met him but yet the biggest heart particularly with children.
He was born in Portland, ME on December 6, 1944 in Portland, ME one of thirteenth, son of the late Henri and Irene (Mulkerien) Fontaine.
After atteding St. Dominic Schools and and graduating from Portland High School Frank enlisted in the Army in 1963 and always remained proud of his service.
Francis worked in the engineering department at Maine Medical Center after twenty-five years before retiring. He was also a dedicated volunteer for twenty-six years at Maine Adaptive Program.
During retirement Frank cherished his vacations and time spent with Jackie.
He enjoyed all the various sports as well as going to the beach; he also loved his grandchildren and the time they spent together. His passion however was skiing in the winter and playing golf in the summer.
Besides his fiancé, Frank is survived by his son Jason Fontaine and his wife Jodie and his stepson Michael O’Neal and his wife Deborah. He also leaves his grandchildren Shawn Higgins, Maria, Anthony, Francis, Cynthia Higgins-Fontaine, Maureen and Ava Fontaine and his step granddaughter Tara O’Neal as well as his brothers Robert Fontaine and his wife Judy, Henry Fontaine, Thomas Fontaine and his wife Dottie and Joseph Fontaine; his sisters Roseanne Talbot and her husband Timothy, Mary Jeanne Sacco and her partner Rick , Eileen Fontaine and Bernadette Gorham and her husband John as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late John Fontaine, who died in 2015 and the brother of the late James Fontaine, Paul Fontaine, Anne Grover and Barbara Darling.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to his nephew Steven Grover who was always checking up on Frank almost every day.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at noon at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland.
In lieu of flowers the Fontaine family requests that donations be sent to: Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, 8 Sundance Lane, Newry, Maine 04261.
Portland, ME – Lorraine E. (Gilbert) Webster, 75, of Portland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She has joined her husband Robert E. Webster Sr., who passed away on February 26, 2016. The two were married for almost fifty-nine years and are now together again in heaven dancing forever among the stars.
Lorraine was born on October 24, 1942 in Old Town, ME a daughter of the late Louis R. & Velma E. (Stairs) Gilbert.
She worked very hard as a CAN for over thirty years in several nursing homes in the Portland area. Lorraine's last job was at St. Joseph's Manor; she loved her job as it gave her great pleasure helping her patients.
Lorraine is survived by her three siblings Ronald Gilbert and his wife Jean, Jackie Miller and her husband Chuck and Carol Ann Proctor and her husband Stan. She also leaves her children Robert Webster Jr. And his wife Shannon, Pam (Webster) McLeod and her husband Victor Sr., Richard Webster and Scott Webster and his wife Michelle; as well as her beloved grandchildren Victor McLeod Jr. and Vannessa McLeod Chapman and her husband Michael, Andrew Wilcox, Shannon Price, Dustin Webster, Brittney Webster, Alethia Mello and Katie Leclair and her great grandchildren Michael and Emylee Chapman and finally her loving dog Cody.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Chapel and burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Bridgton, ME - Joseph F. Pyne, 75, of Bridgton, ME, formerly of South Boston and Randolph, MA, passed away on August 27, 2018. Joe was the beloved husband of the late Janis (O'Brien) Pyne.
He is survived by his children Joanne (Pyne) Nelson and her husband Ron, Patrick Pyne and Karen (Pyne) Pratt and her husband Bill. He was the cherished Papa Joe to Kevin, Kayla, Cole, Michael, Danny, Gavin, Ronan and Will. Great Papa to Kason and Kallie. He is also survived by his siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was a retired machinist for the MBTA, a proud veteran of U.S. Army and a member of the Randolph Elks.
There will be a funeral mass at St. Bernadette's Church in Randolph, MA at noon on Friday September 7, 2018 followed by a Celebration of Life Reception at the Randolph Elks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice
15 Strawberry Ave.
Lewiston, ME 04240
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Shannon Lynn Colson was found eternally resting in her Yarmouth home at the age of 48.
Shannon was born on May 1, 1970 in Brunswick, ME to Frederick Helms and Constance Crystol. She received her high school diploma from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham in 1989.
On April 23, 1993 she married Samuel S. Colson. They had one daughter, Kaleigh and one son, Christian before separating in 1998.
Shannon took pride in her work volunteering with local soup kitchens across the state. She was an avid animal lover who got joy from rescuing pets from shelters and distressed homes. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was a big country music fan. She was known for her silly antics and infectious personality. She was kind and a ray of light for so many.
Shannon was preceded in death by her father Frederick Helms, her mother Constance Cox, and her step father Darrell Cox. She is survived by her partner Rick Brown, her children Kaleigh and Christian Colson, her step children Zechariah and Rebecca Brown, her brothers Joseph Cox and Scott Helms, her grandsons Parker Wheaton and Carson Brown, two nephews, several cousins, and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Rogers Cemetery On Cathance Road in Topsham at 12pm.
In lieu of flowers please consider sending cards and donations to her children to 91 Wassau Street, Millinocket, ME 04462.