Mary Beverly (Colley) Goodine
Mary Beverly (Colley) Goodine, age 73, of 100 State Street, Portland, Maine, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center in Portland on March 24, 2003.
She was born on October 11, 1929 in Portland and remained a Maine resident throughout her life. She lived in Gray as a child and later moved with her family to Bangor. She graduated from John Bapst High School and married Eugene Goodine of Bangor in 1949. She was a longtime resident of Houlton where she and Gene raised their two daughters. She enjoyed group card games with friends, bowling, gardening and family get-togethers. She moved to Gray for a short time and then to Portland in 1986 where she resided at 100 State Street for the past 17 years. There she made many new friends with whom she took frequent day trips to the coast and to Cole Farms Restaurant in Gray. She enjoyed being with her family and looked forward to visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a grandson, Lucas Benjamin Dewitt, her husband and two brothers, James Colley of FL and Ronald Colley of Bangor, ME.
She is survived by two loving daughters; Elaine M. LaBrie and husband Patrick, of New Gloucester, ME and Nancy J. Dewitt and husband Gary, of Gilbert, AZ. She also has three granddaughters; Adrienne Marie (Dewitt) Stubbs and husband Steve, of Caribou,ME, Desiree Mae (LaBrie) Kelly and husband Sean, of Falmouth,ME and Danielle Jeanne LaBrie of Norwich,CT. and two precious great-grandchildren; Garrett Benjamin Stubbs and Brielle Grace Stubbs of Caribou,ME (they all called her "Guggy" ); one sister, Lucille (Colley) Anderson of Portland, OR; several nieces and nephews as well as many special friends.
A family memorial will take place at a later date and internment will be in Gray Village Cemetery, Gray, ME. In lieu of flowers donation in memory of Mary can be made to:National Kidney Foundation of Maine, 630 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Madeline Dudley Richmond, 96
Madeline Dudley Richmond, 96, formerly of Gray, died April 2, 2003.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce and her husband, D.E. Scott O'Donnell, formerly of Gray, of Standish.
Graveside services will be private.
Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
Joyce B. Clogston
Joyce B. Clogston, 69, of Center Road, died unexpectedly, April 10, 2003 while visiting her sister, Donna in Richmond, VA.
She was born in Porter, a daughter of Edward S. and Bessie M. Anderson Dawley. She grew up in the Saco area and attended Thornton Academy graduating in 1951.
After high school, she trained as a Registered Nurse at Laconia Hospital, completing the course in just three years.
She became a licensed RN in the states of New Hampshire, Florida, Connecticut and Virginia. Over a 20-year career, she practiced in all four states.
After her nursing career, she attended Ulster County Community College in Stoneridge, NY, graduating from there in 1979 with a degree in Computer Science and Data Processing. Following that, she was employed by the IBM Company, in Kingston, NY, for 12 years, retiring in 1994. She attended the Bible Believing Baptist Church in Gray.
Joyce enjoyed reading, crafts and sewing and volunteered assisting at the Gray Library for about five years.
She loved working in her garden, growing flowers and maintaining the lawns at her home.
A daughter, Sherry L. Gromell, and a brother, Roger Dawley, predeceased her.
Surviving besides her parents of Gray, are a son, Mark B. Clogston of Accord, NY; a brother, Henry T. Dawley and his wife, M. Kathryn of Gray; a sister, Donna A. Simborski and her husband, Tony, of Raymond, VA; and two brothers.
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held 10 A.M., Thursday, April 17, at the Bible Believing Baptist Church, Center Road, Gray. Burial will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, April 18, on the family lot at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to:The Bible Believing Baptist Church Building Fund, Center Road, Gray, Maine 04039. Arrangements by Dolby funeral Chapel, Windham.
Vernon A. Griffin
Vernon A. Griffin, 77, a resident of 1138 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester died Wednesday, at Clover Health Care Facility.
He was born in Lewiston, November 23, 1925, a son of Vernon A. and Zelma Mae (McPhee) Griffin.
Mr. Griffin was past commander and 31-year member of the American Legion Post #86 of Gray.
He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include daughters, Lorraine Griffin, Fran Dupont, Debra Bolduc, Kristi Hawkes, and her husband, Tom; Jamie Robbins and her husband, Art, all of New Gloucester; sons, Vernon Griffin and his wife, Elaine of Casco; Gard Griffin and his wife, Vickey, Kenard Griffin and his wife, Sheryl, both of New Gloucester; and David Griffin and his wife, Leah of Greene. He is also survived by a brother, Lawrence Griffin and his wife, Jean of Santa Rosa, Calif. Also survived by 35 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Edward Griffin, his wife, Berta Griffin, and a daughter, Nancy Gilblair.
Committal services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. Following the service, family and friends gathered at American Legion Post #86, Gray.
Arrangements were by the family-owned Dillingham & Son Funeral Chapel, 62 Spring St., Auburn.
Marjorie E. (Flanders) Oteri
Marjorie E. (Flanders) Oteri, of Gray, ME and Malden, MA. Wife of the late Charles P. Oteri, beloved mother of John J. Oteri and his wife Christine of Melrose, MA, and Stephen C. Oteri and his wife, Rebecca of Andover, MA. Grandmother of Matthew and Daniel Oteri, Timothy and John Oteri, passed away. She also leaves many close family and friends. Interment will be in the Village Cemetery, Gray, ME, on Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 A.M. Donations may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Sandra Jean Thomas, 57
Sandra Jean Thomas, 57, died on April 23, 2003. She passed away peacefully at home with the husband of 32 years, Robert Thomas, Sr. at her side holding her hand.
She was born May 20, 1945, in Brunswick, a daughter of Mr. Robert and Mary MacKenzie McEachern, Sr.
Mrs. Thomas was an employee at J.J. Nissen in Portland as the order clerk. She transferred with the company to Biddeford when it was purchased by Interstate Brands Co.
She enjoyed going to work each day. Mrs. Thomas was also a member of the Royal River Rod and Gun Club. She'll be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
She is survived by her six children; two daughters, Maria and her husband, Dan and Brandy; four sons, John and his wife, Phuong, Joe and his wife, LouEllen, Robert and his wife, Noel, Adam and his wife, Heidi.
Mrs. Thomas was a loving grandmother to her 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, LLC, of Gray.
Blanche L. Spearin
Blanche L. Spearin, 77, of Yarmouth Road, died May 11, 2003, at a Portland hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Her husband, Hazen Spearin, also died from the accident.
She was born in South Portland, a daughter of John H. and Harriett Wallace Worthen and attended schools there.
Mrs. Spearin moved here from Portland 43 years ago.
She was predeceased by a brother, John Worthen.
Surviving are a son, Mark J. Spearin of Durham, NC, and a sister, Elizabeth M. Worthen, of Portland.
Services will be held in conjunction with her husband's at 11 A.M., Saturday, May 17, at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham, the Rev. Eva Cutler will officiate. Visiting will be from 10-11 A.M., prior to service. Interment will follow in Gray Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to:Gray Rescue, 125 Shaker Road, Gray, Maine 04039.