Scarborough, ME – Jerome J. “Jerry” Fecteau, 78, of Shapleigh passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the husband of Valerie J. (Shufelt) Fecteau.
He was born in Waterville, ME on June 12, 1940 a son of the late Harvey J. and Elnora (Sears) Fecteau. He grew up in Waterville, attending local area schools and graduated from Waterville High School in 1958.
Jerry became a leading salesman and manager for Northeast Pipe Company and later moved to Southern Maine and went on to a top notch salesman for Redlon & Johnson of Portland before retiring in 2004.
He loved NASCAR racing, this was is all time favorite. He would also get great joy from watching his grandson (Little Buddy) Scottie play sports. He was a fan of all animals, especially his “Rotties”.
Besides his wife Valerie, Jerry is survived by his son Scott Robitaille and his wife Heather of Sanford, his grandson Scott Robitaille Jr. and his granddaughters Madison Bridges and Alysha Cetrone and her fiancée Dakota Waterhouse, plus their two children Jensen and Glorianne. He also leaves his sister Dot Cashman and her husband Kenny of Waterville. He was also the father of the late Jason J. Fecteau.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 13 Elm Street, Sanford.
Portland, ME - James David Snyder passed away peacefully after a long illness on September 9, 2018 in Portland, Maine at the age of 72.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Debra Snyder, and son-in-law, Mark Storck of Bridgton, Maine, and grandchildren; Graham Lloyd and Raegan Storck; a brother, Allen Snyder, of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Kathryn (Givens) Snyder and a sister, Glenda Snyder of Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Jim was born and raised in Pennsylvania and graduated from Monessen High School with the class of 1964. Many of his schoolmates remained lifelong friends. Following his school years, Jim worked a variety of jobs and enjoyed going on numerous adventures. He traveled to Antarctica and New Zealand by ship on a research expedition. Professionally, Jim was a Cartographer for NOAA then became a Master Mechanic for the Department of Defense working in several locations throughout the country. Following retirement, Jim began a second 20-year career working at Interchange Parts in Everett, Pennsylvania where he had numerous close friends.
Jim was a lifelong hunter, competitive shooter, and also enjoyed collecting and repairing guns. A highlight of his life was the annual deer-hunting season that he shared with his closest friends from Maine and Pennsylvania. Although he wasn't political, he was a strong advocate of the 2nd amendment and believed in personal freedom and the rights of all. Jim enjoyed history, adventures on his Harley, and was a trivia champion. Jim deeply loved his dogs, Rocky and Moose, and was eager to see them again in Heaven. Jim was vastly loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
The family would like to thank Connie Polomski, Pierre Gosseaux, and the Conrad Family for their dedicated friendship and support surrounding Jim’s illness. They would further like to thank the hospice staff in both Pennsylvania and Maine for their exceptional care.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The HeartGlow Center in Bridgton, Maine with a Celebration of Life immediately following. Jim’s daughter, Rev. Dr. Debra Snyder will officiate the ceremony. Jim wanted a party to celebrate his life and asks guests to dress casually and have some fun. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Jim’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send charitable donations to The HeartGlow Center at 328 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 or online at www.heartglow.org
PORTLAND - Ellen R. , 84, of Yarmouth, ME, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from cardiac arrest. She was the wife of the late Herbert V. , Jr. in 2011.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Charles Smith) of New Gloucester, Sarah -Prince (Lee Prince) of Milton, NH, and Mitchell (Gregory Mitchell) of Yarmouth. She is survived by her grandchildren, Casey Smith, Claire McDonnell, Jeffrey Mitchell, and Jonathan Mitchell. She is also survived by her great grandsons Easton and Sawyer McDonnell.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, or those wishing to make a donation in Ellen's name, she would like all donations to be made to:
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors ( Yarmouth CAN, PO Box 553 Yarmouth, ME 04096
South Portland, ME - Mary R. (Moulton) Landry, 103, formerly of Portland, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the South Portland Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late William R. Landry who died in 1963.
She was born on October 27, 1914 in Portland, ME one of thirteen children of the late Louis and Pamela (Naddu) Moulton. She grew up in Portland, attending local area school.
Mary spent many years working for B & M Baked Beans and also worked for the former Universal Watkins, which was on Washington Ave. before retiring.
She was active candlepin bowling winning several trophies over the years. Mary loved her Irish and Polka music and will be remembered for her sense of humor and outgoingness.
She is survived by her three children Marjorie Chasse of Portland, Beverly Navalta and her husband Antonino “Tony” of San Diego, CA and William Landry and his wife Ruth of Lyman, ME. She also leaves her seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She also leaves three siblings Lorraine Wing of Portland, Gladys DiFazio of Westbrook and Marjorie Lenoise of Southington, CT and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Keeley’s Hall, 178 warren Ave., Portland, ME; a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland.
A private interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME at a later date.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the South Portland Nursing Home. Your care and support over the past seven years will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route 1 #1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Westbrook, ME - Nancy Ellen Herlihy, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on September 4, 2018 at the age of 76. Nancy was born on March 25, 1942 in Camden, Maine, the daughter of Lenora and George Davis. Nancy lived in Thomaston until she was 14 when her mother passed away. She moved to Portland to live with her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Martin Ney, and their four children and was raised as part of the family. Nancy graduated from Saint Joseph’s Academy in Portland in 1960. She moved to Boston and graduated from Boston City Hospital as a registered nurse in 1963.
Nancy found great purpose and pleasure in her career and worked in many hospitals in the Boston area including Mass. Eye and Ear, Boston City Hospital, and Beverly Hospital. She also worked in nursing homes and for private patients and formed compassionate relationships in each setting where she worked. At the end of her three decade career, she also enjoyed her work for the Massachusetts Peer Review Organization, both as a reviewer and manager.
Nancy was a loving mother to her two children, Kerry and Ryan, and a loyal and thoughtful friend to many people. Her greatest joy was her only granddaughter, Saoirse. She spent many hours sewing, cooking, and painting with Saoirse as a young girl and instilled within her a love for the creative arts, as well as a taste for Thai food and pedicures. Nancy also was a passionate animal lover and an advocate for rescue animals and always lived with at least two animals in her adult life.
Nancy enjoyed making clothes and jackets, especially if they included sequins and feathers. She also enjoyed quilting, painting, and crossword puzzles. She liked to make pillowcases to donate to local cancer centers and hospitals to brighten up the patients’ rooms. She was a proud and active member of the United Church of Christ, in Naples, Florida and then later at First Parish Church in Gorham.
She is survived by her two children, Kerry and Ryan and her granddaughter, Saoirse, of Gorham; her former husband and father of her two children, Frank Herlihy of Naples, Florida; her sister, Barbara Lyons of Scarborough; and her special cousins, Jack Ney and his wife Maureen of Portland; Lenny Ney and his wife Belinda of Cape Elizabeth; Elizabeth Williams and her husband James of West Bath.
There will be a private service at First Parish Church in Gorham later in the fall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Animal Welfare Society PO Box 43 West Kennebunk, ME 04094