Debra A. Geisinger

Died: Sep 14, 2011
Debra A. Geisinger
Portland, ME – Debra A. Geisinger, 55, of Portland died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. She was the wife of the late Carl L. Geisinger Sr., who died in January, 2004.
 
Debra was born in Maine on January 13, 1956 a daughter of the late Stanley & Evelyn (Perkins) Ashby Sr. Debra moved to Portland 35 years ago and had been a Portland resident ever since.
 
She is survived by a daughter Amy L. Renaud of Sanford, ME and Dallas, TX, two sons Patrick J. Renaud of Sanford, ME and Carl L. Geisinger Jr. of Portland, four grandchildren, Morgan, Liam, Patrick and Brandon, two brothers Stanley Ashby Jr. of Harpswell, ME and Wayne D. Ashby of Freeport, ME and four sisters Shirley Morang, Romelda Jamieson both of Pembroke, ME, Vickie Ashby of Calais, ME and Wanda Rawding of Biddeford, ME.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland.
 
For additional information and to sign Debra’s guestbook, please visit www.advantageportland.com.

Eugene A. Bennett

Died: Sep 7, 2011
Eugene A. Bennett
Gorham, ME -- Gene Bennett, 77, died peacefully surrounded by his family in Gorham on September 7th.
 
Gene was born at home on Bennett Street in South Portland to Anna (Curran) and George Bennett. He attended Holy Cross elementary school and enlisted in the Navy following his graduation from South Portland High School. Gene was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Bennington, on which he served as an electrician for four years. His years in the navy took Gene around the world and included an extended stint in New York City while the ship’s damage from a catapult explosion was repaired in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He loved New York City and was always grateful for the kindness shown to the servicemen by the people of New York.

Gene left the service in 1956 and went back to school. He attended Portland Junior College and ultimately worked his way through a Master’s degree at UMO. Gene married Margaret Urbano in 1962 and began his career as a guidance counselor. After a year in Gardiner, Gene and Margaret moved to Rumford where Gene served as a guidance counselor in the Rumford school system until retirement. 

Shortly after getting married, Gene and Margaret bought a summer camp on Peaks Island which became the center of life for their growing family. Once Gene arrived for the summer he rarely left unless forced to by his wife. He was a man who was content with what he had – a loving family, a job working with kids in a town where he could ski in the winter, and Peaks Island – his most favorite place on earth with family and wonderful lifelong friends.

Gene was predeceased by his son Bill and his brothers George and John and sister Mary Bennett Caterina.  
 
He is survived by his wife Margaret, son James Bennett and his wife Kathy and their children Christian, Willy, Mikey, and Johanna of York, Maine. Daughter-in-law Terry Bennett and children Katie, Joe, and Matt of Gorham. son, Joseph of Portland, and daughter Maria Bennett Malone and children Loden, Sylas and Zephyr of Asheville, N.C. Brother-in-law Jack Caterina and his children John Caterina, Jean-Marie Caterina and Jane Caterina Greer. Sister-in-law Mary Virginia Bennett and her children Peter Bennett, Michael Bennett and Andrea Bennett Dickson. Sister-in-law Patricia Urbano Tanguay and Joe Tanguay and family, and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
All will miss him especially when visiting Peaks Island where he introduced all of his family to the ideal summer life.
 
A funeral mass will be held at 11am on Tuesday September 13th at St. Anne’s in Gorham, followed by a reception in the church hall. Burial will be on Peaks Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be sent to the Bill Bennett Scholarship Fund at Gorham High School 41 Morrill Ave Gorham ME 04038.

Mildred Bertha Eaton

Died: Sep 1, 2011
Mildred Bertha Eaton
Buxton, ME – Mildred Bertha (Treadwell) Eaton, 92, of Buxton died Thursday, September 1, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. Mildred was the wife of C. Murray Eaton. They celebrated over 70 years of marriage.
 
She was born in Cornish, ME on April 13, 1919 a daughter of the late Harris & Hilda (Crawford) Treadwell. At the age of nine, Mildred found her calling in helping to raise and teach children. This passion lasted over the next 80 years as she raised her daughters, and helped her care for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Besides her husband Mildred is survived by her five daughters Myrna Finney and her husband Edward of Freeport, Rita Menard of Standish, Cheryl Gorham and her husband Robert of Buxton, Mary Proctor and her husband David of Casco and Gail Eaton of Buxton. She also leaves seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well a sister Gladys Lemire of Saco and several nieces and nephews.
 
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Hollis, ME.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME.
 
For additional information and to sign Mildred’s guestbook, please visit www.advantageportland.com.

Harold H. Moore II

Died: Sep 5, 2011
Harold H. Moore II
Barre, VT – Harold H. Moore II, 52 of Barre and formerly of Portland died unexpectedly on Monday, September 5, 2011, at his home.
 
He was born in Portland, ME on August 25, 1959 a son of the late Harold H. & Winifred L. (Cheney) Moore. He had been a Portland resident most all of his life before moving to Barre two years ago.
 
Harold worked for North End Deli in Barre for the past year. Prior to that he worked delivering Pharmaceuticals for PharMarica for a few years before which he worked for several years at Shaw’s Supermarket.
 
He enjoyed “chasing” thunderstorms, which simply seemed awe inspiring. He also loved his cartoons, especially the Looney Tunes. He would settle down with a gallon of milk and watch one of his many DVD’s of the original Looney Tunes.
 
He will be sadly missed by his sister, Elite Boyd and her husband Paul of Portland as well as his six children Na-Kee Davis and her husband Scott of Scarborough, Harold H. Moore III of Portland, Jody L. Moore of Portland, Andrew J. “AJ” Moore and Jenna of Topsham, Samantha K. Moore of Rumford Point and Hope Y. Moore of Biddeford. He also leaves six grandchildren with one on the way and several nieces and nephews.
 
Services will be private, with burial at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Portland, ME.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help defer the cost of the funeral and can be sent directly to:
Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services
981 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
 

Walter F. Cram Jr.

Died: Aug 31, 2011
Walter F. Cram Jr.
Portland, ME – Walter Francis Cram Jr., 52, of Portland died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Maine Medical Center after an illness.
 
Wally was born in Portland on March 5, 1959 a son of the late Walter Francis & Ethel Mae (Waterhouse) Cram Sr. He spent most of his life as a Portland resident.
 
He worked for Ellis Paperboard in Portland for several years after which he spent about twenty years working for the Portland Press Herald before retiring due an illness.
 
Wally loved to play bingo, playing any chance he could get. He was also an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed a good book. Wally will be remembered for his kindness as well as his amazing sense of humor.
 
Walter was very proud of his Native American heritage, attending Pow Wow’s all across the area and teaching his heritage to others.
 
He is survived by a sister Joanne Lamontagne and her husband Daniel of Buxton, and two brothers Paul Cram of Portland and Russell Cram and his wife Christine of Buxton. He also leaves nephews Daniel and Brian and nieces Paula, Ashley and Katelyn as well as several great nieces and nephews.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Black Point Cemetery, Black Point Road, Scarborough with Rev. Philip Shearman officiating.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland.
 
For additional information and to sign Wally’s guestbook please visit www.advantageportland.com.

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