Obituaries

Barbara E. Skillings

  Portland, ME - Barbara E Skillings,61, of Portland ME- Passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Pine Point Center in Scarborough.    Barbara was a very loving yet private person; her family was a very important part of her life. Even though she spent most of her time alone she always looked forward to the sister/niece days she spent with sisters Rose, Sylvia and Sandy and niece Crystal.     She enjoyed reading cookbooks as if they were the most interesting novels ever written.  She also enjoyed cooking many interesting meals from her cook book novels.  Barbara was an...

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Tommi "Tom" J. Cole

Tommi "Tom" J. Cole

BERWICK, Maine; Tommie (Tom) Jerome Cole, 59, passed away peacefully January 31, 2017 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital due to complications from open heart surgery. Born in Las Vegas, NV to Daniel and Faye Cole, he lived most of his life in Charleston, SC.  Tom was dedicated to his craft of welding and spent 34 years as a civil servant, most recently working on submarines for the Dept. of the Navy at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. When not working, he used the majority of his free time enjoying life with immediate family and neighbors, camping in northern Maine, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, collecting antique...

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Gail M. Thompson

Gail M. Thompson

Portland, ME – Gail Marie Thompson, 61, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on January 15, 2017 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her family.  Gail was born on January 24, 1955 in Newport, VT. She grew up in Brownington Center, Vermont living with her grandmother Eliza Thompson and her mother Evelyn Thompson. Gail attended local schools where she met her lifelong friend Gail Aldrich McKenna. She graduated from Lake Region High School in Orleans, Vermont.  Gail and her mom Evelyn moved to Massachusetts in the mid-1970s where Gail worked as a Unit Coordinator at Emerson Hospital, an EKG technician, ran...

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Mark A. Theriault

Mark A. Theriault

Winslow/Old Orchard Beach – On Monday, January 16, 2017, Mark Andrew Theriault, 59, formerly of Winslow and Old Orchard Beach, died peacefully at the Gosnell Hospice Home in Scarborough as a result of advanced lung disease. He passed away in the loving presence of his brothers and the Rev. John Balicki whom upon completion of a final prayer witnessed Mark’s first step to his new life. Two days prior to Mark’s passage, all his siblings were gathered with him at his home in Old Orchard to share in prayer and love for one final family gathering. Mark is now one...

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Joseph Labbe

Joseph Labbe

Portland, ME -  Joseph Labbe, 92, of Portland died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence. He was born in Brunswick, ME on April 22, 1924 a son of the late Joseph A. & Katherine (Makatly) Labbe.  He attended local area schools and after school went on to see much of the world while he served his country. As a young man, Joe also enjoyed working in the woods on logging crews.  He also spent many years at the Alder Street Salvation Army Store in Portland, where he endeared himself to many...

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