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.

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.

Mary E. Gaudet

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.
I Peter 5:10
The God of all grace,
who called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered
a little while,
will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

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.
I Peter 5:10
The God of all grace,
who called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered
a little while,
will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Mary E. Gaudet

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.
I Peter 5:10
The God of all grace,
who called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered
a little while,
will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

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