Sandra Jean (Sinclair) Hallstrom

Died: Apr 2, 2012
Sandra Jean (Sinclair) Hallstrom
Portland, ME – Sandra Jean Hallstrom, 75, a lifelong resident of Portland died Monday, April 2, 2012 surrounded by her family.
Sandra was born in Portland, ME on November 7, 1936, a daughter of the late Albert & Barbara G. (Edwards) Sinclair. 
She worked briefly on the Portland Wharf and also for the Old Portland Hospital; however her greatest job was being Mom.
Sandra was a member of the Eagles in South Portland for a time and bowled in many candlepin bowling leagues. She was a huge fan of Elvis and enjoyed singing and dancing herself and also became very adept at playing the spoons. She enjoyed Television, coloring and the Lifetime channel especially, but also showed interest in horror movies and Tom & Jerry. She also loved a party, family gatherings were one of her favorite things, she adored her family and enjoyed their company.
She will be sadly missed by her three daughters Barbara Hallstrom, Debra Stevens both of Portland and Donna Costales and her companion Eloge of South Portland. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren James, Eric, Marc, Paul and his wife Robyn, Jessica and her husband Yauel, Sheena, Nicole and her husband Joshua, David and Keiana and her five great grandchildren Jordan, Zachary, Haley, Xavier and Gabriel as well as her longtime companion Arthur Galonis of Portland, her two brothers Charles Sinclair and Bruce Lombard and Joan both of Portland, her three sisters Laurel Sweney, Dorothy Dye of Westbrook and Sharon Lombard of New York City, her step son Roberto Mesa, a long time friend Billy Carey, and a very special women Sarah Gay, her faithful Chihuahua Sandy Hallstrom and several nieces and nephews. She is also the sister of the late Janice Robitaille, Marjorie Wilcox and David Sinclair and the step daughter of the late Howard Lombard.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, Stevens Ave, Portland. 
Burial will be private.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Sandra’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

Heather McManus

Died: Apr 2, 2012
Heather McManus
Yarmouth, Maine - Heather McManus, 46, passed away on Monday, April 2nd, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. 
She was born March 21, 1966, the daughter of Bonnie McManus and the late Matthew McManus. In addition to her father, she was also predeceased by her brother Sean. She graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, NY. She also attended American College in London, England. 
For several years she resided in Manhattan, where she managed several jewelry shops. In 2004, she moved to Yarmouth, Maine, where she continued working in retail and as a hostess at the Down East Restaurant in Yarmouth. She also worked as a personal administrative assistant at the Edite Kroll Literary Agency. She was an active member of the Thursday Night Book Group. 
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Bonnie McManus and Mark Barillaro. She is also survived by her aunt and Uncle Susan and Steve Stout of North Carolina, aunt and Uncle Mary and Jeff Finnan of Michigan, aunt and Uncle Robin and Rick Jones of New York, her cousins Marie and Jay Martinez of Maine, and several nieces and nephews. Additionally she is survived by good friends Lisa, San, Nicole, Edite, Ivy, Lola, and Leslie, Norbert, and Tom. Per Heather’s wishes, she has been cremated. 
There will be a memorial gathering at Yarmouth Community House, 179 East Main St., Yarmouth, Maine, from 1PM to 4PM on April, 28, 2012. 
There will also be a memorial gathering in Poughkeepsie, NY the date and time of which will be posted in the Poughkeepsie Journal in the near future. 
The family is asking that donations in Heather’s name be made to Mercy Hospital, 144 State St., Portland, Maine where she was treated with love, compassion, and dignity.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Heather’s guestbook.

Wiliam Charles "Billy" Meserve

Died: Mar 25, 2012
Wiliam Charles
Waterville, ME – William Charles Meserve (Billy), of Waterville and formerly of Portland died on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Maine General Medical Center, Thayer Campus in Waterville.
He was born on September 21, 1956 in Portland a son of the late Willis H. & Geraldine Ann (Carver) Meserve.   William grew up in Portland and spent most of his life living in the Portland area, later living in the Waterville area.
He worked in construction periodically for different contractors including Strictly Roofing and Grants Construction; however his true passion was being a mechanic and working on race cars. He was crew chief for race car driver Mike Landry for many years and they raced many tracks including Beech Ridge and Oxford and many others. Billy was a hard worker and a friend to all.
He is survived by his four children William C. Meserve Jr. of Portland, Sharon Dennison of Waterville, Richard Tarvis of Windham and Sabrina Linscott of Portland. He also leaves his three grandchildren Holly Colburn-Meserve of Hollis, Lexie Meserve of Portland and Austin Fischer of Windham as well as his longtime companion Joan McAuliffe of Winter Harbor and his two sisters Donna Lovely and her husband Richard of Casco and Barbara Valeriani and her husband Tony of Portland.
A memorial service is to take place at a later date for family and friends.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign William’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to:
The William C. Meserve memorial Fund  
Key Bank
c/o Leeann Sanborn
1 Landing Road
Windham ME 04062

Bennett "Ben" J. Roberge

Died: Mar 26, 2012
Gorham, ME – Bennett J. “Ben” Roberge, 56, of Gorham and formerly of Winslow died unexpectedly on Monday, March 26, 2012. He was the husband of Suzanne Lynn (Joseph) Roberge.
Ben was born in Portland, ME on July 16, 1955 a son of the late Alton W. & Jane R. (Merriam) Roberge. He grew up in Winslow, ME graduating from Winslow High School in 1973.
Ben spent many of his younger years traveling throughout Maine, working extensively in carpentry and the building trades. He worked for companies such as Cianbro Corporation and National Semiconductor maintaining industrial buildings, bridge work and ironwork, but his specialty was finished carpentry work.
After returning to school in 2009, he was employed by Apex Systems as a Computer Repair Technician for Dell computers.
Ben loved life to the fullest and enjoyed everyone who entered into his life. His sense of humor was constant and witty. He was always happy to help family and friends. His world lit up when he was with his daughters; he was a proud husband and father.
He especially, was a very proud member of the Tobique First Nation in Brunswick, Canada. He learned late in life of his Maliseet heritage and has spent his most recent years becoming acquainted with the reservation and its people. Each summer he and his family could be found at area powwows celebrating all good things in life.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters Lydia Scott Roberge of Gorham and Christine Miriam Chaisson of Green, ME. He also leaves his granddaughter Alice Rose Chaisson of Green and his sister Sara Jean (Roberge) Deely and her husband Sean of Texas as well as a niece Jenny Deely, nephew John Deely and his uncle James Roberge of Waterville.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St, Winslow with Rev Frank Morin celebrating.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Ben’s guestbook.

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 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

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