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 www.advantageportland.com to sign Diana’s guestbook.

Nancy A. (Corkum) Beaudoin

Died: Feb 13, 2012
Nancy A. (Corkum) Beaudoin
Scarborough -Nancy A. Beaudoin, 81, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2012 with her loving family at her side.
Born on December 31, 1930 in Portland, she was the daughter of Harold and Viola Pennell Corkum.
Nancy worked as an office manager for the Boy Scouts of America before retiring in 1994. She enjoyed ceramics, rug hooking, knitting and was an avid reader. She loved spending time with her friends, ‘the girls’ and will be sadly missed.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband Robert Lee Beaudoin and her parents. She is survived by brothers Harold and his wife Judy Corkum of Gorham and Gordon and his wife Diane Corkum of Westbrook, a sister Joyce Logan of Windham, daughters Marsha and husband Charles Kessler of MN, Margo and husband Kenneth Hess of CA, Michelle and husband John McLean of Portland and a son Michael Beaudoin of NY, and 6 grandchildren.
An independent and private person, Nancy requested no services.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Nancy’s guestbook.
Should friends desire,
memorial donations may be
made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd
Scarborough ME   04074

Zella W. Morgan

Died: Feb 7, 2012
Zella W. Morgan
Scarborough, ME – Zella W. Morgan, 87, of Scarborough died Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House following a short illness. 
Zella was born on February 1, 1925 in Greenport, NY the youngest of eight children of the Rev. Albert S. & Rachel (Green) Woodworth.
She graduated from Plainfield (CT) High School in 1942 and while attending college in Tennessee met and later married Richard W. Morgan of West Haven, CT in 1948. They settled in West Haven and eventually Northford, CT where Zella served as organist at the Congregational Church.
While busily raising five girls and a son, Zella began at some time to hone her talents in acrylic painting and pen and ink drawing. With a keen eye for detail, she designed unique note cards, prints and hand-painted porcelain and later found success as a freelance graphic artist while in Morristown, NJ. At that time she also attended, sang in choir and was secretary at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham, NJ. Upon retiring with her husband in Texas she studied painting under John McClusky as a member of the Fredericksburg Art Guild.
Zella moved to Ocean Park in 1995 and enjoyed the past decade in good company with her many friends at Kaler-Vaill in Scarborough.
She is survived by five children: Joan Jeffery of Fredericksburg, TX, Joyce Morgan of San Diego, CA, Anne Morgan of Baltimore, MD, Gayle Epstein of Westbrook and Richard Morgan of Scarborough. She also leaves eighteen grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; her brother Nathan Woodworth of Simsbury, CT and sister Deborah Brown of Battle Ground, WA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Beth Morgan.
Zella will be buried beside her loving husband of nearly 45 years, in Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven, CT, to be announced later this year.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Zella’s guestbook.

Wretha P. Gee

Died: Feb 12, 2012
Wretha P. Gee
Portland – Wretha P. Gee, 47, of Portland passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 12, 2012, after a brief illness.
She was born on October 16, 1964 in Portland, ME a daughter of the late Arnold D. Knight & the late Judith H. Cunningham. Wretha grew up and attended schools in Portland. 
She was a loving and caring person who loved her family very much and had a special soft spot for her nieces and nephews and their children who loving referred to her as “Auntie”.
She is survived by her longtime boyfriend and companion Barry Burnham of Portland, her four brothers Charles “Chuck” Oliver of Portland, Garry Gee and his wife Angela of Raymond, Roy Gee and his partner John of Springvale and Arnold “Arny” Knight and his wife Michelle of Old Orchard Beach. She also leaves three sisters Trina Gee and Amy Cunningham both of Pensacola, FL and Barby Macki-Saulle of South Portland as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Wretha’s guestbook.

Raymond R. Niemi

Died: Feb 5, 2012
Raymond R. Niemi
Scarborough, ME-Raymond R. Niemi, 85, of Kennebunk and formerly of Massachusetts died on February 5, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Barbara in 2008, and his son Richard in 1986.
Ray was born in Dracut, MA July 6, 1926, son of the late Richard and Minnie (Rintala) Niemi. He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School, and Worcester Junior College.
Ray served with the US Navy’s Amphibious Forces in the South Pacific during WWII, and retired from US Steel where he was a Design Engineer.
Ray played semi-pro baseball after college, and his love of baseball continued throughout his life. He coached little league baseball for the Jack Barry (13 years), and Babe Ruth (4 years) leagues, and played in a senior’s league on Cape Cod until the age of 72. He was active with St. Margaret Mary’s Church groups and coached their CYC Basketball team for 4 years.
Ray is survived by his daughter Christine Paige and husband Richard of Kennebunk, ME, son Leonard Niemi of Oxford, MA, and son William Niemi and wife Debra of New Bedford, MA, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Worcester County Memorial Cemetery, Paxton, MA in the spring. In Lieu of cards or flowers memorial contributions can be made in Ray’s memory to Gosnell Memorial Hospice, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ray’s guestbook.

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