Edward J. Twomey

Died: Apr 29, 2011
Edward J. Twomey
Scarborough, ME – Edward Joseph (Ted) Twomey of Freeport and formerly of So. Portland, and West Hartford, CT, died on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jacqueline (White) Twomey.
 
He was born on March 7, 1929 in Portland, ME the only son of Edward R. & Emma T. (Marchi) Twomey, and grew up in So. Portland. He attended school in So. Portland and graduated 1st in his class from Cheverus High School in 1947. He then graduated from RPI with an Aeronautical Engineering Degree and was inducted into Tau Beta Pi National Honorary Aeronautical Society, Gamma Alpha Rho chapter. From there he went on to graduate from MIT with an Advanced Aeronautical Engineering Degree. Later he obtained an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
 
In 1958 he married Jacqueline White. They have celebrated 52 years of marriage.
 
Ted started his career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. in Bethpage, NY.  He then moved to Connecticut and worked for Sikorsky Aircraft. He went on to do aeronautical engineering for United Technologies Research Center, and then moved to Pratt & Whitney Aircraft to do forecasting, both in East Hartford. In 1990 they retired to Freeport, ME.
 
Ted loved computers. He was using them long before desktops were available and continued to read about what was new, and used them almost to the end. He and his wife enjoyed alpine skiing and taught it in western Massachusetts. They both enjoyed riding bicycles, playing tennis, and ballroom dancing. He also loved Big Band and Traditional Jazz music. He and his wife often traveled to live traditional jazz concerts.
 
Besides his wife, Ted leaves his two sons Brian C. Twomey and his wife Davida of Long Island, NY, and Alan K. Twomey and his wife Kimberly of Storrs, CT. He also leaves his two granddaughters Rachel and Ava Twomey of Long Island, NY, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
 
A memorial service will be held Friday May 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church, 134 Main St., Freeport, ME.
 
Should friends desire, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to:
Freeport Community Services
Food Bank, or Fuel Assistance Program
53 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, ME.
 
For additional information and to sign Edward’s guestbook please visit www.advantageportland.com

John F. Crockett

Died: Apr 22, 2011
John F. Crockett
Portland, ME – John Frederick Crockett, 59, of Portland and formerly of Machias passed away on April 20, 2011 after a brief illness. 
 
John was born in Machias, ME on September 5, 1959 a son on the late Clyde & Katherine A. (Foss) Crockett. He attended schools in Machias and was a member of the Machias Memorial High School graduating class of 1969.
 
John was a meat cutter by trade and was well known in the Machias area before working at Paul’s Grocer in Portland. The past few years he was employed at the Salvation Army Shelter on Preble Street as a “jack of all trades” maintenance man.
 
John was passionate about woodworking and loved the light pine finish. He also collected stamps and greatly enjoyed outdoor activities, especially the times spent at Bog Lake. John was also a great storyteller who captivated his audiences.
 
He is survived by his two daughters; Laura C. Blake and her husband Rob of Hampden and Abby C. Gray and Todd of Marshfield and their mother Diane C. (Altmannsberger) Crockett of Machias. He also leaves his four grandchildren, Keenan, Ryley, Allison and Jillian as well as his sister Helen Wass of Cherryfield and his nephew Kenny Melillo of Guilford, CT. John was also the father of the late Matthew A. Crockett, who passed away in 1979. He will be sadly missed by not only his family, but his many great friends in Machias and at the Salvation Army ARC.
 
Services will be private and arranged by the family.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Salvation Army ARC
30 Warren Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, 981 Forest Ave., Portland.
 
Please visit www.advantageportland.com for additional information and to sign John’s guest book.

Jean A. (Buckley) Moen

Died: Mar 28, 2011
Jean A. (Buckley) Moen
Portland, ME – Jean A. (Buckley) Moen, 68, of Scarborough died Sunday, March 27, 2011, after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center.
 
Jean was born in Portland, ME on January 12, 1943 a daughter of the late Arthur E. & Margaret M. (Mannix) Buckley. She attended local area schools and was a member of the Portland High School graduating class of 1961. After graduation Jean attended Northeastern University.
 
Jean worked in the medical field as a Registered X-Ray Technician after graduating from Northeastern, retiring in 2009.
 
She is survived by her daughter Genice M. Mancini of Austin, TX and a brother Daniel M. Buckley and his wife Doris of South Portland. She also leaves her niece Sara Reynolds and her husband Jay and their children Daniel and Kiley, all of Old Orchard Beach.
 
A private graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service of Portland, 981 Forest Ave. Portland.
 
In lieu of flowers donations in Jean’s memory can be made to:
Maine Children’s Cancer Program
100 Campus Drive
Suite 107
Scarborough, ME 04074
 
Please visit www.advantageportland.com for additional information and to sign Jean’s guestbook.

George David Palmer

Died: Mar 29, 2011
George David Palmer
PORTLAND -- A good man has died. A kind man who lived the Golden Rule. A military veteran who served each of you reading this by answering his Country's call in its time of need.

George was a local boy, born in Portland, in 1923, as the son of Walter and Mabel Wilkinson Palmer. He was educated in Portland's public schools.

After his military service, George was a watchmaker, and a manager for the Day's Jewelry Stores. He ran the Gardiner and later the Lewiston stores, and worked at the Congress Street Day's store. He traveled the world, visiting his son and the son's family, while the son was on active military duty.

He was a charmer, and was generous to a fault. He was a terrible golfer, but an excellent drinking buddy.

He will be sorely missed by his son, Dr. David Palmer, and David's wife Linda; by his grandson, Christian and his wife Kristin, by his granddaughter, Whitney Palmer Bressler and her husband Patrick; and by the young great-grandchildren, Zachary Scott Palmer, Aiden Thomas Palmer and Quinn Olivia Bressler.

George was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and an amateur radio operator, with Life Membership in the Amateur Radio Relay League. His amateur radio skills he used to relay messages for U.S. service members, back to their families in the Portland area, before the era of electronic mail.

The family is so exceedingly grateful to Dr. James Zeitlin who cared for George for 20 years, and to each member of the Togus and Saco V.A. staff, the staff at the South Portland Nursing Home, and most recently, to the amazingly caring and sensitive staff members of Maine Medical Center for the concern and technical excellence they have shown in helping George is so many ways, over the years and these last few days. You people are the best!

Good bye, Dad, goodbye Papa, goodbye, George. You will be missed, my friend, my teacher.

In lieu of gifts for any charity, please toast to your memories of George.

Died: Mar 7, 2011
Mary E. Gaudet
PORTLAND -- Mary E. Gaudet, 76, of South Portland, went home to God on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Maine Medical Center, with her daughter, Lisa, by her side. She had been hospitalized since Oct. 1, 2010.

She was born in Portland on July 7, 1934, the daughter of the late Reginald C. and Ruth A. (Signor) Munson, and was one of six children. She retired from J.J. Nissen Baking Co. after 32 years of service. Her proudest accomplishment was being the best mother and the woman her daughter became because of her love.

Mary loved food, Dunkin Donuts coffee, country music, word search puzzles, The Young & The Restless, Wrestling, QVC, trips to Wal-Mart, New Hampshire and Old Orchard Beach, perfumes, Christmas, Thanksgiving, cartoons and cats.

She was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Ruth, Margaret, Donald, Harold and Reginald; five 'grandcats,' Pookie, Taz, CJ, Tigger and Jesse Jane; as well as her special friends, Ruth Stewart and Carol Kunha. Mary is survived by her daughter, Lisa Tyler of South Portland; her daughter by choice, Gina Powell of Portland; three grandsons by choice, Josh, Jon and Jake Powell, all of Portland; eight 'grandcats,' Star, Cowboy, Oreo, Boo Boo, Pumpkin, Jasper, Snickers and Lily; as well as several nieces, nephews; and extended family and friends.

At her request, there will be no services. Burial will take place at a later date in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. For further information please visit www.advantageportland.com.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who cared for Mary at Maine Medical Center.
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