Portland, ME – John Thomas Fafoutas, 90, of South Portland passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Mercy Hospital.
He was born on June 7, 1928 in Astoria, NY a son of the late Thomas and Anastasia (Kamelis) Fafoutas. He was a graduate from Portland HIgh School as a member of the class of 1947.
John worked as a carpet installer, often working with his brother and son. He served in the Naval Reserves for twenty-two years, retiring as Store Keeper 2nd class. He was very proud of his Greek heritage.
John was predeceased by his sister Georgia and his daughter Vicki Lynn. He is survived by his brother Peter and his two sons Steve and Richard. He will be greatly missed by his childhood friend Jim Nicholas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Forest City Cemetery, Lincoln Street, South Portland.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to:
South Portland Nursing Home
42 Anthoine Street
South Portland, ME 04106
Windham, ME - Joseph F. Boucher Sr. passed away after a short illness from natural causes at home. His passing is a great loss for us all, as his laughter and joking will be missed very much. Joe had a love for racing, probably right out the gate from the time he was born. He always had a love for and loved being at the races. Whether it be just watching, watching his brother Willie race and working on his race car and being in the pit. He also enjoyed watching racing on TV and his Super Bowl was the Daytona 500, he enjoyed watching racing and being at the races with his entire family. I never knew a man who could take an engine apart with their eyes closed and put it back together better than or faster than Joe could.
He was predeceased by his mother Janet Brown his stepdad Richard Brown Sr, his father Justin David Boucher Sr. his brother’s David Boucher, Daniel Boucher and Michael Boucher; as well as his sister Susan Ware and Bonnie Edwards, as well as his nephew Joel Edwards.
He is survived by his three son’s whom were his shining lights and whom he was very proud of; Joseph F Boucher Jr of Windham, and his mother Terri Goodine, Derrick Daniel Kennedy of Waterboro and his mother Anna Kennedy and Brandon Bowie of South Portland and his mother Marjorie Bowie (whom also was predeceased). He is also survived by his brothers William Boucher of Windham, Robert Boucher and wife Paula of Windham, and Richard Brown Jr. of Windham, his sisters Betsy Boucher of Westbrook and Wilde’s of Portland. He also has many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who love him very much he will be sadly missed.
There will be a celebration of his life on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Bubba’s 92 Portland Street, Portland from 1 – 4 p.m. all are welcome.
Portland, ME - Vinnie “Diane” (Anderson) Howell died on October 9, 2018, after years of living with dementia and congestive heart failure.
Diane (nee Patricia Matthieu) was born on November 8, 1933 and was adopted by Mildred and William Anderson shortly after her birth. She was named Vinnie Diane Anderson by her adoptive parents, and years later, would be known by her middle name, Diane.
She attended South Portland schools and graduated from South Portland High School in the Class of 1950. She loved to read, play piano and was an amazing singer and artist. She adored fashion and always dressed beautifully.
She married John “Jack” Howell in 1952, and they had three children: John William, Bonnie Ann and Mark Allen Howell. They resided in South Portland but divorced in 1961. As a single mom, Diane worked hard to give her children a good life, and her parents were amazingly supportive in helping raise her children. In 1962, she had another child, Donna Marie, which they helped raise as well.
She had many jobs throughout her life but was most proud of her job as a legal secretary with the City of Portland Corporation Counsel. After leaving that position, she worked at USM in Gorham as an administrative assistant and retired in 1998.
After retirement, she lived a simple life, and continued her quest for “bargains”, shopping her favorite thrift shops and lawn sales. She was fiercely independent and her thriftiness enabled her a comfortable retirement. She was blessed with a quick wit and a great sense of humor.
Once diagnosed with dementia and congestive heart failure in 2013, she lived her final years under the care of her daughter Donna and her son-in-law, Dale Baker. Dale’s ability to work from home made it possible for her to avoid nursing home care, and they had an amazingly close relationship.
She was predeceased by her parents and her grandson, Jason Howell, and leaves behind her children John of Standish, Bonnie of Portland, Mark and his wife Tina of Georgia, Donna and her husband Dale of Portland, grandchildren Heather Howell, Stephanie Howell Seavey, Felicia Tenney, Kristina O’Brien, Sean Baker and Corey Baker,13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Her family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care she received by VNA Hospice nurses, and the nurses and staff at The Barron Center, Second Floor, South Wing during her final journey.
There will be a graveside service at Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth on Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm. A gathering will be held at the family home after the service at 28 Sewall Street in Portland.
Westbrook, ME – Jeannette I. (Moreau) Demers, 81, of Sanford, passed peacefully on October 12, 2018 with her family beside her. She was the wife of Michel A, Demers.
She was born in Westbrook, ME on September 20, 1937 a daughter of the late Philip and Domitile (Leblanc) Moreau.
She was employed by Sprague Electric for many years. After retirement she went to work part time at Lord’s Harborside. She enjoyed family, bingo and gambling.
Besides her husband Michel, she is survived by her four daughters Theresa (Wayne) Jollotta, Diane LaRose, Ann-Marie (David) Kimball and Michele (Randy) Watson. She also leaves seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as a brother Philip Moreau and her three sisters Eva (Hurbain) Roy, Anita Moreau and Lorraine Shaw.
The family wishes to extend a huge thank you to her extended family at Avita of Wells for the great care she received.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Crossroads United Methodist Church, 16 Grammer Road in Sanford, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Avita of Wells
86 Sanford Road
Wells, ME 04090
Westbrook, ME - Alberta E. (Roberts) Cunningham, 91, of South Portland passed away at Springbrook Center on October 13, 2018. Mom passed on her 91st birthday.
Our Mom was born at home in South Portland on October 13, 1927. She was the oldest daughter of Hollis and Elizabeth (Aucoin) Roberts. She grew up in Portland and attended local schools.
On April 28, 1946, Mom married Kenneth M. Cunningham. They were married for 39 years. Mom worked at Standard Romper and then Fairchild Semiconductor until her retirement.
Our Mom got her drivers license at the age of 60 and we were all so proud of her for doing this. A typical Mainer, who loved going apple and blueberry picking with us kids. We all knew that getting Mom a lobster was better than getting her flowers.
Mom had a small 91st birthday party with her family and enjoyed flowers and her lobster. Mom passed later that afternoon with family at her side.
Alberta is survived by her children, Sandra of Windham, Lois Norberg of South Portland, Linda and Scott Dube of Bridgton, Kenneth and Vicki Cunningham of Windham, Richard Cunningham of Raymond and Bruce and Gina Cunningham of Scarborough. 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Her two sisters, Annella Catruch of Casco and Lillian and Henry Hanscom of Ocala, Florida were Moms life time best friends. Two special friends, Peggy Galietta and Ann Hodgkins.
Our family would like to thank all of the Staff at Springbrook for the care given and the kindness shown as Mom struggled with Alzheimer’s Thank you for a safe and loving environment. A very heart felt thank you to Jasmine and Kim of Compassus Hospice Care, for the loving care you gave our Mom.
At the request of Mom there will be a private funeral for family members only. Burial will be at HighlandCemetery in South Portland.