Ethan Daniel Sicotte

Died: Mar 9, 2012
Ethan Daniel Sicotte
Ethan Sicotte died after a tumultuous battle that he fought valiantly for many years. His death came on his own terms on March 9th, 2012.
Born and raised in Greenfield, Ethan had lived in Portland, ME for the past 14 years.
Ethan was predeceased by his grandparents Rene and Stella Sicotte, and E. Kenneth Sweet. Ethan is survived by his parents, Dennis and Melinda (Sweet) Sicotte of Portland; his grandmother Shirley Sweet of Greenfield, MA; his sister Sadie Perry and her sons Robert, Nathan, Camden and Brodie, and her daughter Kaci Perry and her husband Bryan Rodriguez; his brother Aaron Sicotte and his wife Colette and their children Jaden, Brady and Isabel; his long-time girlfriend Monica Jarnport; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and friends from around the globe.
There will be a private memorial service for family.
 In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Ethan’s name to your local public library.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Ethan’s guestbook.

Deborah L. Randall

Died: Mar 4, 2012
Deborah L. Randall
Deborah Lee Caldwell Randall, age 56, of Patten, Searsport and Portland, Maine, died peacefully at her home in Portland on March 4, 2012.
Deborah was born March 17, 1955 to Beulah Jean Shaw Caldwell and Phillip Vaughn Caldwell of Patten. She graduated from Katahdin High School.
Debbie owned and operated Mt. Ephraim Kennel in Searsport, Maine, until 1989 where she bred and raised German Shepherds.  She was a professional show handler, expert obedience trainer and member of the AKC. Debbie loved wildlife and the outdoors. She was an avid camper, fisherwoman and swimmer. She had a green thumb, and pampered many vegetables and houseplants. She was a bright and lively lady with many friends of all ages who loved her open mind and ready laugh. She treasured her family.
Debbie is survived by her three daughters, Sonya Irish Root, Cassie Irish and Mariah Randall, her granddaughters, Maren and Annaleigh Root, her brother Delmont Caldwell, her nieces Tara Prespolis and Raquel Lane and their children Amber and Ellie Tapley and Sydney and Garett Sanders.
There will be a gathering of friends and family at her daughter Sonya’s home, 41 Collins Pond Rd, Windham, on Friday, March 9 at 5:30 pm. An internment is planned for the spring at the Caldwell plot in Sherman Mills Cemetery.

Joseph Craig Palmacci

Died: Feb 28, 2012
Joseph Craig Palmacci
Portland, ME-Joseph Craig Palmacci age 62 of Portland died Tuesday February 28, 2012 at Maine Medical Center. 
He was born in Portland, Maine on June 20, 1949 the son of Joseph B. and Viola M. Aliberti Palmacci. Joseph was a graduate of Cheverus High School class of 1967 and Boston College class of 1971.
He worked as a professional salesman for Cremark Inc. and Discover Maine Magazine. Joseph played piano in many local venues in Portland. He was a talented musician who could play by ear.
Joseph is survived by his mother Viola Palmacci of Yarmouth, a sister and brother in law Gina and David Stokes of Yarmouth, a sister Jo Ann Palmacci of Wells, a brother and sister in law Jed and Bonnie Palmacci of Park City, Utah, a brother Gregory Palmacci of Dallas, TX, his partner Dorothy Mae Morgan of Las Vegas, NV, and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his father Joseph B. Palmacci.
There are no visiting hours scheduled. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 2 at 11AM in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yarmouth. 
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services 981 Forest Ave. Portland, Maine.

Robert A. Smedberg

Died: Mar 1, 2012
Waterville -- Robert A. J. Smedberg, 71, of Waterville died on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Maine General Medical Center. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Ware) Smedberg.
Robert was born in Chelsea, Maine on July 3, 1940 a son of the late George Herbert & Noella Christine (St. Hiliare) Smedberg Sr. He attended local area schools and graduated from Lawrence High School.
He was a mill worker, working for Woolin Mill and Diamen Match before retiring.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors including hunting fishing and boating and he also had an avid interest in horse racing. His favorite pastime though had to be dancing. Robert was a man on the go, always keeping busy; if not with his hobbies he would be busy helping others around him. He was a genuinely caring person, always wanting to please and never allowing anyone to leave his home hungry.
Besides his wife, Beverly, he is survived by his children Caroline Smedberg of Bangor, Robert Smedberg Jr. of Attleboro, MA, Diane Smedberg of Taunton, MA, Nancy Wertz of East Taunton, MA and Debbie Smedberg of Norton, MA; his step-children Tony Gilbert of Heartland, ME, Brian Gilbert of Benton, ME, Georgette Boudreau of Sidney, ME, Ruthann Tillinghast of Madison, ME and Paula Taylor of Waterville, ME. He also leaves three brothers Herbert George Smedberg of Foxborough, MA, Harry Smedberg of Fairfield, ME, Ellis Smedberg of North Ansen, ME and four sisters Georgetta Francis of Cape Brenton, Canada, Anna Littlefield of Indianapolis, IN, Eva May Karause of Fairfield, ME and Barbara Quirion of Stratum, NH, along with several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends, including his beloved dog Sarah.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Robert’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Maine State Credit Union FBO
Beverly (Roy) Smedberg
200 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04330

Diana M. (Sanborn) Donegan

Died: Feb 19, 2012
Diana M. (Sanborn) Donegan
Diana Margaret (Sanborn) Donegan, 60, of Lyman died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her home after a long illness. 
Diana was born on July 13, 1951 in Biddeford, a daughter of the late Leonard R. Sanborn Sr., who died on December 24, 2011 and Doris M. (Bishop) Sanborn of Arundel. She grew up in Arundel and attended Biddeford High School as a teenager.
She worked for about 10 years for Biddeford Volk Packaging and then spent nearly 20 years working for the Southern Maine area Agency “Meals on Wheels” as a truck driver. Diana was a savvy business woman who used her knowledge and experience of the flea marketing world and capitalized on it, by eventually, opening her own auction barn alongside her life partner, Wes. It made her glow fulfilling her dream.
In pursuance of her dream, she fell in love with certain collectables such as cookie jars and salt and pepper shakers. Elvis left the podium and was replaced by the cookie jars instead. Her enthusiasm for her collectables was electrifying. 
Her passion for horses brought her many awards and ribbons at the fairs and shows for dressage. She would proudly ride family members up and down the road by a sulky to make them smile.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her four children Joseph L., Eric K. and Erika J. Donegan and Tim Westliegh.   She also leaves many grandchildren as well as her sister Betty Liberty and her life partner Wes Westliegh, with whom she lived. She was also the sister of the late Leonard R.”Rodie” Sanborn Jr. and Vicki Boutin.
 In adherence to Diana’s wishes there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be made in her memory to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit to sign Diana’s guestbook.

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