Joyce A. (Alward) Powers

 
Died: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
 
Windham – Joyce A. (Alward) Powers, 81, of Portland died on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at her son’s home in Windham. 
 
She was born in Portland, ME on March 25, 1931 a daughter of the late Alfred & Florence (Brume) Alward. She grew up in Portland attending local area schools and graduated from Portland High School and remained a Portland resident most of her life.
 
Joyce worked as a printer for Fairchild’s and Dow Check for many years before retiring.
 
When her children were younger she was also very active in the Cub and Boy Scouts, helping her son Jim to obtain Eagle Scout.
 
Joyce was a very social and helpful person and was a pillar within her neighborhood. She was also extremely dedicated to her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
She is survived by her son James R. Powers of Windham, her daughter Susan Powers of Portland, her two grandchildren Adam and Heidi-Jo Powers both of Portland and her two great grandchildren Kyahana Powers and Kaylyn Coty. She also leaves her brother Arnold Alward and his wife Pauline of Scarborough and her two sisters Gloria Huffnagel and her husband Paul of Shreveport, VA and Beverly Worthly and her husband Russell of Virginia Beach, VA as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Donald Alward who died in 2012. She was also the ex-wife of the late Matthew Powers.
 
At Joyce’s request there will be no services.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visitwww.advantageportland.com to sign Joyce’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory can be made to:
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place 
Memphis, TN 3810

Darlene Lake

Died: Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scarborough - Darlene Lake, 70, of Old Orchard Beach and San Marcos a la Luna Soloala, Guatemala, daughter of Donald and Jane Lake, graduate of Old Orchard Beach High School, died Sunday, August 26, 2012.
 
She was a lover of life and all things beautiful, a passionate voice and champion of horses and dogs. She was founder and director of The Retreat located on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a community of small thatched villas where she resided for 15 years, and the author of "Woman on the Run".
 
A private celebration of life will be held in the future.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Darlene’s guestbook.
 
Memorial donations in her memory can be made to:
 
Animal Refugee League
449 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
or
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074

 

Bobbi J. Callahan

Died: Sep 14, 2012
Bobbi J. Callahan
Bobbie Callahan - explorer, pioneer, survivor and humanist - passed away Friday, Sept. 14th, 2012 after life rich with friends and full of love.
 
She was born and grew up in Portland, ME graduating from Deering High School in 1971. Bobbie was the most loyal of friends, discreet and non-judgmental. She embodied the best characteristics of her humanitarian, democratic star sign, Aquarius. Her greatest legacy is the loving memories that her many friends and family will always cherish. Bobbie lived her life to the fullest on her own terms.
 
She was talented artist, and enjoyed reading autobiographies and the old movie classics. She worked as a Master Hair Stylist in San Francisco and had many celebrity clients. Her career continued when she moved back to Maine with Regis Hair Salon. She had a huge heart and a kind and caring nature, a bright light in all our lives and will be sadly missed.
 
She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Leona Callahan and her sister Margie MacDougall.
Survived by: sisters Jean Perry of Renton, Washington, Linda Grover of Gorham, Maine, Jennifer Harvey of Portland, ME; brothers Frank Callahan and wife Barbara of Portland, John Callahan and wife Elaine of California, brother-in-law William MacDougall of Standish, Maine and many nieces, nephews and friends.
 
There will be a celebration of her life for close friends and family at Blackstone Cafe on Pine Street Portland on Friday September 21st from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Bobbie’s guest book.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation at 39 Broadway, Suite 2, New York, NY 10006 or at http://www.liverfoundation.org

Willis H. Lovejoy

Died: Sep 19, 2012
Willis H. Lovejoy
Portland, ME – Willis Hamilton Lovejoy, 91, of Portland died on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Muriel (Spring) Lovejoy.
 
He was born in Old Town, ME on November 1, 1920 a son of the late Howard A. & Sonie M. (Hamilton) Lovejoy.
 
He was raised on the family farm in Chester, Maine, and moved to North Anson, Maine in 1935. He graduated from Anson Academy in 1939, where he lettered in several sports including basketball and baseball. His love of sports continued throughout his life and he spent many weekends and evenings watching the Red Sox.
 
He was a member of the Greatest Generation, serving in Africa and Europe during World War II. He was inducted in the Army October 7, 1942 in Bangor, Maine.   He entered active duty October 21, 1942 and served with Headquarters Company, 85th Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy from January 2, 1944 to November 15, 1945. He participated in Rome-Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley Campaigns and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal. He achieved the rank of Corporal.
 
He married the love of his life, Muriel Spring, on May 22, 1948 in Keene, N.H.
 
Following the war, he owned or operated several gasoline stations in Maine. He later worked for W. H. Hinman, Inc., and the Maine State Department of Transportation, in engineering.
 
He is survived by his wife Muriel; his daughters Barbara Dyer of Portland and Rebecca Kees and her husband Gerald of Lakeland, Florida; his grandchildren, Christopher Dyer, Jennifer Dyer Goodwin and her husband Jeffrey, Amy Gallant Foelsche and her husband Karl, and Holly Gallant Wilson and her husband Chad; great-grandchildren Eric Goodwin, Morgan Goodwin, Sarah Wilson and Dia Foelsche; his sister, Shirley L. Goodwin of Marietta, Georgia, and a niece.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial services on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress Street, Portland.
 
 Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Willis’ guestbook.
 

Rachel B. (Gagne) Kemp

Died: Sep 10, 2012
Rachel B. (Gagne) Kemp
Lewiston – Rachel B. (Gagne) Kemp, 65, of Lisbon Falls passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late William J. Kemp III who died on August 22, 2004.
 
She was born in Westbrook, ME on October 22, 1946 a daughter of the late Hormidas L. “Mike” & Alma P. (Cantara) Gagne. She grew up in Westbrook attending local area schools, graduating from Westbrook High School. She married William on October 24, 1964. They resided in Raymond, Maine up until his passing, shortly after that she moved to Lisbon Falls with her daughter and son-in-law.
 
Rachel worked at numerous places of employment, Sylvania/G.E., Bradley’s, Microwave Technique, S.D. Warren, and up to her recent retirement, Wal-Mart in N. Windham and Brunswick.
 
She enjoyed reading romance novels, crocheting and playing Cribbage with anyone willing to go up against her. She also enjoyed scratch tickets and loved Bingo and the slots, making several trips to Foxwoods with her sister. Rachel was a kind and caring woman who was completely devoted to her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy, supporting them in whatever they did.
 
Rachel was predeceased by her sister C. Priscilla Fecteau, who passed away May of 2012.
 
She is survived by her three children Elizabeth Sullivan and her husband Jay of Lisbon, Michael Kemp and his fiancée Debbie Dow of Parsonsfield, and Suzanne Miller and her husband Jeffrey of Lisbon Falls. She also leaves her seven grandchildren William, Traci, Christopher, Sarah-Ann, Michael, Kolby-William, Aizyk-Michael and eight great grandchildren as well as a godson Dennis Fecteau of Standish and several nieces and nephews.
 
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital, your care and kindness can never be repaid.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Rachel’s Life on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church Life Center; 555 Lisbon Street, Lisbon Falls.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Rachel’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
St Mary’s ICU Fund
St Mary’s Development Office
P. O. Box 7291
Lewiston, ME 04243
Or
Barbara Bush Children Hospital
Development Office
Bramhall Street
Portland, Maine 04102

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