Emmerson Keira Lee

Died: Mar 25, 2012
Emmerson Keira Lee
Portland, ME – Emmerson Keira Lee, two days shy of her third birthday, of Portland died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Maine Medical Center.
 
She was born in Portland on March 27, 2009 the loving daughter of Erika J. Lash. Despite being born with a multitude of medical problems, Emmerson enjoyed life. She always had a smile on her face and an energetic personality, which even impressed her many nurses and doctors.
 
She will be sadly missed by her mother, Grandfather Kevin M. Lee of Cape Elizabeth, her grandmother Jeanne Marie Lee and her husband Kevin Dyer of Portland, her great grandmothers Marsha M. Lee of Falmouth and Mary “Pat” Eastman of Gorham and great grandfather Stephen Bradley and his wife Cathy of Niceville, FL. She also leaves her godmother Stephanie “Mama Steph” Owen of South Portland, as well as her aunt Alexis Dyer of Portland, her uncles Kevin & Steven Lee both of Portland, her great aunt Karla Lee Silverman and her husband David of Cumberland and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
Services in Evergreen Cemetery will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Emmerson’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to:
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
giving.childrenshospital.org

Claire C. (Daicy) Buzzell

Died: Mar 23, 2012
Claire C. (Daicy) Buzzell
Portland, ME – Claire C. (Daicy) Buzzell, 81, a lifelong resident of Portland, died Friday, March 23, 2012 in Maine Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Buzzell, Jr. who died in 1974.
 
Claire was born on December 5, 1930 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Chester W. & Flora A. (Skillin) Daicy.
 
She was a true matriarch and took pride in not only running her household and raising her seven children, but also in caring for many children in Portland through the years.
 
Claire is survived by her children Brad Ripley of Baltimore, MD; Linwood “Lucky” Buzzell of Westbrook, ME; Kevin Buzzell and his wife Sara Ouellette of Portland; Waltina (Buzzell) Cassidy and her husband Tim of Northboro, MA; Walter Buzzell and his wife Linda of Sarasota, FL; Beverly (Merrill) Bakker and her husband Ron of Sterling, MA and Marjorie (Meade) Newell of Maryland. She also leaves behind 16 beloved grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday March 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 476 Summit Street, Portland. A live video feed will be available for those unable to attend the service at www.gbc.to.
 
Burial in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Claire’s guestbook.

Sharon (Moran) Shaw

Died: Mar 11, 2012
Sharon (Moran) Shaw
Portland, ME – Sharon (Moran) Shaw, 57, of Scarborough and formerly of Portland lost her two year battle with cancer on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Mercy Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Shaw, who died in 2002.
 
Sharon was born in Portland on November 27, 1954 a daughter of the late Basil & Lorraine (Corey) Moran. She was raised and went to school in Portland, which is also where she spent most of her life. 
 
Sharon was a caregiver through and through. She lovingly raised her son Alan but did not stop with him, Alan’s friends were always welcome into her home, as well as anyone needing a helping hand, which included animals as well as family and friends. Once Alan had children of his own, Sharon even moved into their home to help raise her grandchildren.
 
Sharon will be sadly missed by her son Alan J. Shaw and his wife Rebecca and their three children, Madison, Lily and Allie all of Scarborough. She also leaves two brothers Gardiner Corey and his wife Charlene of Southington, CT and Jimmy Jones of Long Beach, CA; two sisters Melinda Moran of Windham and Michelle Bellanceau of Westbrook as well as several nieces and nephews. Sharon was also the sister of the late Greg Moran and Roland Jones.
 
At the family’s request, services will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Sharon’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society
One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300
Topsham, ME 04086
or
Animal Refuge League
449 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
www.arlgp.org

Philip G. King

Died: Mar 20, 2012
Philip G. King
Portland, ME – Philip Giles King, 60, of Portland died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Maine Medical Center.
 
Philip was born in Portland, ME on September 7, 1951 a son of the late Sanford R. & Joan A. (Bradley) King. He grew up in Portland before his family moved to Bristol, CT. After about 10 years in Bristol he and his mother moved backed to Portland, where he would remain.
 
For the past five years Philip worked for the Portland Trap Co. He passed the time fishing off the piers in the Old Port and he enjoyed being a patron of the real life “Cheers” scene at Rockin’ Ricky’s Tavern.
 
He is survived by his two brothers Russell A. King and his wife Caroline of Springvale, ME and Clarence Rawding of Lewiston, ME and his sister Marcia Frank and her husband Shawn of Westbrook. He also leaves several nieces and nephews as well as his longtime companion Linda Mae Ash of Portland.
 
There will be no services.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Philip’s guestbook.

Kathryn N. (Vainio) Storer

Died: Mar 10, 2012
Kathryn N. (Vainio) Storer
Portland, ME – Kathryn N. (Vainio) Storer, 66, of Portland passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in her home with her family by her side after a battle with cancer.
 
She was born on September 21, 1945 in Dover-Foxcroft, ME a daughter of the late Laurie H. Vainio and Madeline Pearl (Sinclair) Vainio of Haverhill, MA. Kathryn attended Piscataquis Community High School and later received her GED. She then went on to obtain her CNA certification. She was a loving caregiver to many elderly people. 
 
Kathy was a very generous, loving and giving person and always tried to help those in need. She loved gardening and picking blueberries at the family farm in Abbot, ME. She was lifelong member of Alcoholics Anonymous and started the first AA program in Guilford, ME. She loved playing games with family and friends, especially Scrabble and Tin Can Alley.
 
Kathy, a devoted mother, leaves her three children Kristine (Towne) Leahy and her husband Peter of Southington, CT, Laurie (Towne) Ford and her husband Bob of Wells, ME and Matthew Storer and his partner Melissa Thurlow of Bradford, ME, as well as her six grandchildren Andrew, Timothy, Jake, Keegan, Quentin and Mia and her “grand dog” Polo. She also leaves her nine brothers and sisters; Laurie Lee Vainio and his wife Simone, Paul Vainio and his wife Louise, Galen Vainio and his wife Donna, Carl Vainio and his friend Stephanie, Lillian Fundeklian and her husband Arthur, Rita Reckards, Linda Champion and her husband Don, Joline Wilson and her husband Harold and Bobby Vainio and his wife Cindy, as well as twenty three nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Trudy Vainio, her brother-in-law Steve Reckards and niece Julie Vainio.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on March 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Guilford Methodist Church, 3 School Street, Guilford, ME.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Kathy’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory can be made to:
Guilford Methodist Church
P. O. Box 267
Guilford, ME 04443

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