Obituaries

James P. "Pete" Dionne

South Portland, ME – James P. “Pete” Dionne, 57, of South Portland passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home. He was born in Biddeford, ME on January 6, 1961 a son of the late Joseph T.R. & Marjorie “Ruth” (Lombard) Dionne.  He graduated from Plainfield High School. Pete spent some time working in warehouses; however, spent most of his working career doing pipe fitting for concrete construction companies. He was best known for his love of sports; as a youth Pete played football, baseball and basketball and served as a coach for football and baseball.  As an...

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Charles A. Bartlett

  FALMOUTH - Charles A. Bartlett Jr., 87, of Falmouth, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Joan E. (Bennett) Bartlett. He was born on Sept. 25, 1931, in Portland, a son of the late Charles A. and Ann (Houston) Bartlett Sr. He moved to Yarmouth as a child and attended North Yarmouth Academy. Charles served in the Korean Conflict as a Navy Sonar Operator for four years before being honorably discharged. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in math from Boston University and a master's in special...

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Daniel E. "Buck" Spaulding

Daniel E. "Buck" Spaulding

“Buck” Daniel Earland Spaulding, 78, passed peacefully in his Scarborough, Maine home surrounded by love on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.   He was a kind and devout husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend, mentor, servant of God, disciple of Christ, and was a beloved man to all who knew him. Buck was born in Syracuse, New York on March 1, 1940, to Cay Farmer Spaulding and Daniel Evander Spaulding,  He grew up in Central NY and attended Manlius Military Academy and graduated from Niagara University in 1963.  Upon graduation he entered the Navy and served in active duty in Vietnam. Buck...

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Kristina E. O'Brien

Kristina E. O'Brien

Kristina Eve O’Brien, 44, of Portland, died at Maine Medical Center on January 19, 2019.   She was born on September 11, 1974, daughter of Stephen O’Brien and Bonnie (Howell)O’Brien.  She grew up in Standish and attended Bonney Eagle High School.   Kristina was always a free spirit, but unfortunately struggled for many years with the challenges and consequences of addiction.      She was predeceased by her father, Stephen O’Brien, her grandmothers Nancy (O’Brien) Lewis and V. Diane Howell, her uncle Michael O’Brien, and her cousin Jason Howell.   She is survived by her mother Bonnie, daughter Shealynn O’Brien, uncle...

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Karen A. Leavitt

Karen A. Leavitt

Biddeford, ME – Karen Ann Leavitt was born January 10, 1941 to Ralph and Eva Thompson and passed away on her 78th birthday, January 10, 2019. She was adopted and raised by the late Foster and Elvie Leavitt Sr. in Saco and graduated from Thornton Academy.  Karen worked for a time in Boston, MA at an Insurance Company, before moving to Dover, NH where she spent over twenty-five years at UNH doing custodial work. She is survived by her grateful son Douglas Leavitt and his wife Carole Jones as well as her brother Robert Thompson and his wife Kaye and...

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