Obituaries

Thomas N. "Tom" Tracy

Thomas N. "Tom" Tracy

Portland, ME - Thomas N. Tracy, 66, of Portland, ME, died peacefully at Maine Medical Center surrounded by love on April 3, 2019, after a brief and arduous battle with multiple myeloma. Tom was born and raised in Meriden, CT, son of Jane and William Tracy, Sr. He received a BS Ed. from the University of New Hampshire. In his first teaching job, Tom won over fellow teacher, Mary Ainslie, with his smile, above average jokes, and gentle sense of fun. In 1977, they married in Ithaca, NY, and happily raised two children. He went on to earn an MBA...

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Dana A. Fisher

Dana A. Fisher

South Casco, Me - On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Dana Allen Fisher, 70, of South Casco, ME, husband and father, was called home to play Solo Trumpet in the Lord's symphony. Dana was born on March 1, 1949 in Orrville, OH to Wayne and Shirley (Steiner) Fisher. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Music Education and was fortunate to follow his passion for music throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Jones) Fisher; daughter Kristen (Fisher) Shirland, of Hermon, ME and her husband Jeffery, daughter Noelle and son Sam; daughter Kimberlie...

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Ricky A. Higgins

Ricky A. Higgins

Portland, ME - Ricky Higgins, 64, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine passed away unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Ricky was born on February 6th, 1955 in Fort Fairfield, the son of Mary and John Higgins.  Ricky graduated from Fort Fairfield High School.  He spent many years working in Florida and the Boston area before settling in Old Orchard Beach. Ricky was predeceased by his parents Mary and John Higgins, his brother Kenny and his sister Brenda.  Ricky is survived by his brothers, John, Gary, Andy, Kelly and sister Darlene. He will always be remembered for his kind hearted...

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Claudette M. Champagne

Claudette M. Champagne

SOUTH PORTLAND – Claudette Marie Champagne, 77, died peacefully on March 25, 2019. She was born on January 2, 1942 in Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Leo Champagne and Emma (Gogan) DeRosa. Claudette was proud to attend Presque Isle High School and live in the County.  After graduation she worked at Maine Medical Center for 33 years, 18 years as a supervisor in the cafeteria and 15 years in the radiology department.  She truly loved working in the cafeteria and made many friends who became family there. Claudette met her one and only love, Alginon W. DeMerchant, when...

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Dwayne Dyer

Dwayne Dyer

Portland, ME - Dwayne Dyer, 72 of Portland Maine, passed away peacefully Friday morning March 22, 2019 in hospice care. Dwayne was born June 15th 1946 in Portland Maine to William and Anna (Beach) Dyer.  He spent most of his life living in southern Maine, but also resided in Florida for a short period of time. He was the proud father of 8 children, but most proud of the 21 grandchildren and the 25 great-grandchildren that affectionately called him Bumpa. In 1965 he got married to Alice Margaret Sullivan. They had 6 children together, and have since had to put...

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