Cindy S. Sullivan, 46
Cindy S. Sullivan, 46, of New Gloucester died peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.
She attended Gray-New Gloucester High School. Cindy worked along side her husband at Performance Product Painting, Inc. Cindy enjoyed traveling, golfing, snowmobiling, boating, racing, camping and having barbecues with all her family and friends. She enjoyed watching all the children grow up.
In her two and half year battle with cancer she was supported by her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her devoted husband of 24 years, David and daughter, Katie D'Auteuil and her husband Scott; son, Ryan Sullivan; and her dog, Bailey; her mother, Shirley Ann Nichols; father and step-mother, Jack and Mary Lou Robinson; sisters, Lindy Brooks and husband George, Danni Fitzgerald and husband Kevin, Dawn Robinson; and many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Bertha Mary Sullivan.
She was predeceased by her stepfather, Robert D. Nichols; father-in-law, Patrick Joseph Sullivan.
Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home in Gray. Rev. Douglas Hedstrom officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to:In Care of the Food Pantry, Gray Town Office, 6 Shaker Road, Gray, Maine 04039.
Walter Lewis Foster, 80
Walter Lewis Foster, 80, passed away October 4, 2003, at his home in Gray.
He was born in Concord, Mass., November 1, 1922.
Survived by wife, Shirley Bartlett-Foster, two daughters, Sheryl Griffin and husband Ken of New Gloucester and Debra Chase and husband, Richard of Gray; one son, Alan Foster of Florida; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one son, Dwight Madden.
Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
George W. Seidel, Jr.
George William Seidel, Jr., 84, went home to be with the Lord September 30, 2003.
Born in Shamokin, PA, September 19, 1929, the son of George W. and Carrie Holden Seidel Sr.
Mr. Seidel worked at Orangeburg Fibre in Orangeburg, NY, for many years. After retirement, he volunteered at Pineland Center and C.M.M.C. While living in New York, Mr. Seidel was a Captain in the volunteer ambulance service. He loved hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Florence; son, Jeffrey Seidel and wife, Chris, of New York; two daughters, Judith Capasso and husband, Patrick of New York; Carol Seidel of New York; grandchildren, Marie Capasso, John Cappaso and wife Shelly, Jennifer, Jamie, Jason, James, Jr., Janine and Jessica Seidel; great-granddaughter, Kristian Capasso; sisters and brothers, Earle Seidel, Dab Downs, Pauline Coursin, Fay Kopenhaver, Elizabeth Van Curt, Isabelle Getz, Carol Sunday, Andrew Seidel.
Mr. Seidel was predeceased by a son, James R. Seidel and one brother, Norman Seidel.
Bessie M. "Betty" Dawley, 89, of Hunts Hill Road in Gray, died peacefully on December 16 at her home.
She was born in Mt. Chase, the daughter of Arthur and Amber Downing Anderson. She attended the former Patten High School, in Patten.
A devoted wife and loving mother, she and her husband Edward would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Dawley was a member of the Bible Believing Baptist Church, in Gray, and was a 26-year former member of the New Gloucester Bible Church. She was always very active in her church life.
She always looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were all very special to her. Other interests included cooking and sewing.
She was predeceased by a son, Roger Dawley, in 1963, a granddaughter, Sherry L.Gromell, in 2000, and a daughter, Joyce Clogston, in 2003. A brother, Robert Anderson, and a sister, Mary Peck, also predeceased her.
She is survived by her husband, Edward S. Dawley, of Gray; a son, Henry T. Dawley, and his wife, M. Kathryn, of Gray; a daughter, Donna Simborski, and her husband, Tony, of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Henry, T. Dawley, Jr., and Scott Dawley, and his wife, Stacey, all of Gray, and Mark Clogston, of Accord, NY; and two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Ashley Dawley, both of Gray.
A funeral service was held at 10 A.M., Saturday, December 20, at the Bible Believing Baptist Church, Center Road, Gray. The Rev. Darwin Vail and the Rev. Dan Michaud officiated. Burial followed 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, ME 04039.
Marvin William Berry, 62, of New Gloucester, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 5, at a local nursing home.
Mr. Berry was a regular at Cole Farms.
He was born in Lewiston, the son of Willard and Mildred Turner Berry. He graduated from New Gloucester High School, and was employed as an engineering technician for the Maine Department of Transportation in Scarborough for 37 years until his retirement in 2000.
He was known for his dry sense of humor and love of practical jokes. He enjoyed his three grandsons, never missing one of their Little League games. One of the boys' fondest memories is snowshoeing into the woods with their Papa, to build a small campfire and roast hotdogs.
He also enjoyed road trips, the outdoors and being with friends at Cole Farms.
He is survived by his son, Ronald Berry, of Tucson, AZ; his daughter, Sandra Harmer, her husband Jon and their three sons, Jordan, Cameron and Evan, all of New Gloucester; his sister, Janice Joy, of Lewiston; and three nieces.
Visiting hours will be from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, January 9, at Wilson Funeral Home, Gray. A funeral service will follow at 8 P.M. Pastor Darwin Vail, of the Bible Believing Baptist Church, will officiate. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.
Gerald K. Burns, 71, of Gray, died peacefully at Ledgewood Manor on Tuesday, January 6.
He was a teacher, Principal and Superintendent of MSAD 15, where he spent most of his career.
Mr. Burns and his wife Audrey were widely known in Gray for their community service.
Mr. Burns was born in Mexico, Maine, the son of J. Maxwell and Marion Welch Burns. He graduated from Mexico High School and Gorham State Teachers College, and he received two graduate degrees from Boston University.
In addition to his service at MSAD 15, Mr. Burns had been Business Manager at MSAD 6, and Superintendent at Long Island School.
On August 28, 1954, he married Audrey Todd Burns.
Mr. Burns was an avid golfer and hunter, and we was very active in his community and his church.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; daughters Becky Lee and her husband Darrell, of Gray, Heidi Coron and her husband Bryan, of Las Vegas, NV, Amy Philbrick and her husband George, of Barrington, NH; a son, Shawn Burns, of Gray; two brothers, James, of Mexico, and Richard, of Florida; grandchildren Jesse, April, Dannielle, Breanne, Max, Danny Lee, Nikki, Jake, George and Oliver; and great-grandson Kiajae.
A visitation was held on Wednesday, and a funeral on Thursday, with Monsignor Robert Lavoie Celebrant. Burial will be in the spring.
Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gray News, P.O. Box 433, Gray, Maine 04039.
Frank C. Morang, Sr., 58, a resident of Birchwood Road in Gray, died on Friday, January 9, at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a brief illness.
He was born September 24, 1945, in Portland, the son of Charles B. and Irene A. (Moran) Morang. He was a lifelong resident of the Portland area and graduated from Portland High School with the Class of 1964.
Mr. Morang was a lifelong entrepreneur. His many business ventures included owning a restaurant, retail store, and many apartment buildings. He took pride in operating his horse and buggy service in Portland's Old Port. Frank built and remodeled numerous homes and businesses over the past four decades as owner of Frank Morang, Sr., General Contracting.
He attended The Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul of Portland and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of South Portland.
Mr. Morang will be remembered and honored for the special way he touched so many people. Frank always put the needs of others ahead of his own. His kind heart and giving nature were felt by all who knew and admired him. His generosity was also extended to others who did not have the benefit of knowing him through his quiet donations made to many Portland area families, particularly around the holidays.
He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. His favorite retreat was his camp at Moosehead Lake, and every fall he could be found hunting on Sugar Island.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Virginia L. (Ball) Morang, of Gray; a daughter, Marie E. Morang of Windham, one son, Frank C. Morang, Jr. of Falmouth; five sisters, Ella Misener, of Portland, Ruth Saucier, of Lisbon Falls, Lorraine Christensen, of Standish, andConnie Frasier and Elizabeth Keiran, both of Westbrook; one brother, John B. Morang, of Freeport; six grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, January 13, at Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress Street, Portland. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 14, at the Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul Church, with Reverend Lester E. York officiating. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086-1240 in Mr. Morang's memory.