Yarmouth, ME – Marilyn L. (Farnsworth) Ballard, 80, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Hawthorne House in Freeport, after enduring many health issues. She was the wife of the late Carlton Ballard.
She was born in Portland, ME on March 2, 1938, a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Lelia (Withham) Farnsworth. Marilyn was a graduate of Portland High School, class of 1957 and Westbrook Junior College (now UNE).
Marilyn lived in the home she designed and had built until the very end. She will be remembered as a hard worker. She held several office jobs during her lifetime. Her final two was a Daycare Operator from 1989 – 1996; then went on to work as a nutrition worker for the Yarmouth School Department until finally retiring.
She was active in two bowling leagues, two bridge leagues and was a "Red Hatter".
She is survived by her two daughters Kimberly Bailey and her husband Robert and Heidi Brzoska and her husband Raymond. She also leaves three grandchildren Nicholas Shumate, Lindsi Shumate and her fiancé Paul Muehle and Cameron Bailey and his fiancée Caroline Baker as well as two step grandchildren Susan Carignan and her companion Shawn Labrie and Thomas Bailey and his fiancée Becky Barrows, two step great grandchildren Kevin Carignan and Madison Bailey and many lifelong friends who will miss her tremendously.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Hawthorne House for the wonderful care she received during her five month stay.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory can be made to:
Animal Refuge League
217 Landing Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
302 Range Road
Cumberland, ME 04021
Yarmouth, ME – Carl Henry Shapazian, 91, of Yarmouth passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after several long illnesses. He was the wife of Christine (Rossetti) Shapazian.
He was born in Portland, ME on September 5, 1926 a son of the late George and Mary (Azudian) Shapazian. He attended Portland Schools and graduated from Gray's Business College.
Carl joined the US Navy and served his country proudly until his honorable discharge. He retired a Captain in the Portland Fire Department with 24 years of service and then became the Head of Maintenance in the South Portland School Department until his retirement. He was also a member of the Italian Heritage Center.
He was a most beloved husband, dear Father, devoted Uncle and friend. He was a gentle loving man who cared deeply about his family, many nieces and nephews and friends. He will be remembered fondly for his kindness, consideration, quick wit and sense of humor. He was also an avid gardener.
Besides his wife of 70 years, he is survived by a daughter Maryanne Giggey and her husband Timothy of Yarmouth, Carl was also the brother of the late Elizabeth Uphoff, Margaret Shapazian and Marilyn Thayer.
The family would like to thank the staff at VNA Home Health and Hospice and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their tender and compassionate care. He passed with love, dignity and respect.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
VNA Home Health and Hospice
50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106
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 - 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.
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.