Donald F. Marcotte

Died: Oct 28, 2011
Donald F. Marcotte
Scarborough -- Donald (Don) F. Marcotte age 75, passed away gallantly Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Maine Veterans’ Home after a long multiple health issues. He was the husband of Carol Marie (Mailhot) Marcotte.
He was born on February 1, 1936 in Dover, NH a son of the late Eugene & Mary (McGuire) Marcotte. Donald was a graduate of Dover High School. Shortly after graduation he entered the Army and became a Veteran in the Korean War. Upon Donald's return from Korean, he was blessed with his two daughters Tammy and Rhonda. Simultaneously, Don began his career at General Electric. Don was an accomplished worker at GE, he worked his way up the ranks of the organization and became a well-respected supervisor in the meter department in Somersworth, NH.  After his retirement in 1991, Don was able to spend time golfing and focusing on his avid hobby of collecting and redesigning Corgi toys.
During the time that Don worked at GE, he met his wife Carol. During their marriage of 36 years, they had two children Don Jr. and Shannon. Don and Carol were able to visit many countries together, their favorite being St. Martin in the Caribbean. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in Paris, France and renewed their marriage vows after 30 years in St. Martin at their villa.
Besides his wife Don is survived by his four children and one step child, D.J. Marcotte Jr., Shannon Sparks, Tammy Lopes, Rhonda Marcotte, and Major Travis Harris. He also leaves behind many grandchildren. The grandchildren in the local area and ones that were able to visit him at the Veteran's Home in Scarborough are Andrew, Nigel, Arianna, Addisyn, Jared and Haley. He also leaves a brother Eugene Marcotte Jr. and his wife Doris of Rochester, NH and a sister Elaine Zabkar of Dover, NH.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Maine Veteran's Home of Scarborough, especially Elsie, Cheryl, Janessa, Heather, Al and the many others that supported and cared for Don.   Also a special and gracious thank you to Lynn Chasse at VNA and a respectful appreciation goes to Todd, Jake and Nick at Seal Rock.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Cemetery, Springvale, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to:
Maine Veterans’ Home
290 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service of Portland, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, ME. For further information and to sign Don’s guestbook, please visit

Yvonne M. Jesse

Died: Oct 22, 2011
Yvonne M. Jesse
Scarborough, ME – Yvonne Marie (Coates) Jesse, 57, of Scarborough died on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at her sister’s home also in Scarborough. She was the wife of Daniel B. Jesse.
Yvonne was born on May 12, 1954 in San Diego, CA, a daughter of the late Arnold F. Coates who died in 1980 and Mary Jane (Lee) Coates of Old Orchard Beach. Yvonne spent her childhood moving across the country as her father, Arnold, was in the navy. She graduated High School and then went on to graduate Cosmetology School.   She then went on to work as a cosmetologist, most recently working running her own business from home in California.
Yvonne will be remembered for her cooking, making everything from scratch even gourmet meals. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting and collecting miniature perfume bottles. Her greatest achievement however was raising her daughter, Mary. She poured much pride, dedication and love into providing for her. She also had a special relationship with all of her family, which is quite extensive.
Besides her husband and her mother she is survived by her daughter Mary L. Sequeira of San Leandro, CA and her siblings Robert A. Coates of Grants Pass, OR, Tish Coates of Alameda CA., Paul E. Coates, Laura L. Coates, Cheryl M. Cutter and her husband William, William A. Boesch all of Scarborough and Richard Coates of Old Orchard Beach as well as nieces and nephews Jason, Stevie, Tiffany, Patti, Stephanie, Ashley, Charlotte, Kelly, Amanda and Jacob. She also leaves several great nieces and nephews. Yvonne was also the sister of the late Patricia L. Coates, who died in December 1952 and Steven M. Coates who died in October 1985.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beacon Hospice, Shannon, Ellie, Becky and the Lighthouse Foundation.
Services will be private as will burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Kennebunk, ME.
In lieu of flowers donations in Yvonne’s memory can be made to:
Beacon Hospice
54 Atlantic Place
South Portland, ME 04106

Rachael Elaine Day

Died: Oct 13, 2011
Rachael Elaine Day
Rachael Elaine Day, 73, of Scarborough Maine died October 13, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
Rachael was born On May 24, 1938 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to Charles and Helen Woods. She attended Newburyport High School and graduated from Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, Massachusetts. Rachael married Walter Sanderson Day in 1958 and settled in Winslow, Maine where she raised her three children and spent many years as the Director of Volunteer Services at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital in Waterville, Maine.
Rachael will be remembered fondly for her gift of hosting family and friends in her beautiful Scarborough home. Rachael loved creating holiday traditions and memories for her children, grandchildren and extended family and worked tirelessly each year to uphold those traditions.
Rachael is survived by her children Jeffrey Day of Lisbon Falls, Maine; Timothy Day; his wife Tracey of Rochester, New Hampshire; Susan Doyon and her husband Chris of Cape Coral, Florida; sister Joan Drott of Newburyport, Massachusetts; grandchildren Matthew, Christopher, Macy, Jodi, Sydney and Makenzie; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to VNA Hospice of Scarborough, especially Maia, and close family friend Joanne Baribeau.
There will be no local services. Private burial will be in Newburyport, Massachusetts in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Scarborough Maine or the Saco Food Pantry.

Jeffrey A. Campbell

Died: Oct 19, 2011
Jeffrey A. Campbell
Jeffrey  A. Campbell,  born October 28, 1958, in Portland, died October 19, 2011, surrounded by love.  Jeffrey impacted countless lives, not only in his family, but also during his career at the Long Creek Youth Development Center and through the offices he held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 565 where he actively fundraised for numerous charities. Jeffrey was also a Ham Radio operator who assisted in disaster relief efforts. Jeffrey was appointed Dedimus Justice; he officiated a number of weddings, including his daughter’s. Jeffrey was a loving husband to his soul mate, Sibyl, and an amazing father, not only to his own children, but to the many children to whom he opened his heart and home, including Phoebe, who quickly became the apple of his eye. He will be missed by all, especially his wife Sibyl, daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mike Bishop, daughter, Yvonne Wright, sisters, Bettylou Guastamachio and Darlene Campbell, brother, Kenneth Campbell, many nieces and nephews and grandchildren.
A celebration of Jeffrey’s life will take place at the Portland Eagles on St. John’s Street on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at noon.
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. For additional information and to sign Jeffrey’s guest book, please visit

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

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