Knox County divorces

Aug 20, 2014

Rockland — The following divorces were finalized in Sixth District Court in June and July.

Jessica Ellen Gagnon of Windham and Shawn Leroy Simmons of Rockland, married July 21, 2009, in Thomaston.

Barbara J. Mazurek of Rockland and Edward J. Mazurek of Orlando, Fla., married Jan. 1, 2010, in South Thomaston. She will change her name to Barbara J. Gauthier.

Jillian Davis Kelsey of Hope and Stephen Michael Rose of St. Peters, Australia, married Feb. 25, 2012, in Lincolnville.

Heather N. Halsey of Washington and Charles E. Foley of Poland, married June 24, 2006, in Washington, Tenn.

Dale R. Bernaquer of Warren and Emily T. Bernaquer of Warren, married July 28, 2007, in Trenton. Shared custody of one minor child, primary residence with Emily Bernaquer.

Richard A. Nash Jr. of Northport and Stacy L. Nash of Union, married June 6, 2003, in Camden. She will change her name to Stacy Lee Graffam.

Richard W. Files Jr. of Rockland and Loraine Dubeau of Rockland, married Aug. 29, 1981, in Marion, Mass.

Kathy M. Tyler of South Thomaston and Matthew C. Tyler of Bar Harbor, married Nov. 27, 1983, in South Thomaston. She will change her name to Kathy Marie Bernier.

Lucy M. Curtis of Rockland and Donald D. Curtis of Rockland, married May 11, 1974, in Warren. She will change her name to Lucy Kenney.

Jody Saroka of Warren and Holly Elizabeth Saroka of Warren, married July 4, 2009, in Warren.

Charles S. Curtis of North Haven and Jeanne G. Curtis of North Haven, married June 19, 1982, on North Haven.

Alice W. Johnson of Owls Head and Charles M. Johnson of Owls Head, married June 5, 2004, in Rockport. She will change her name to Alice Wheaton Friedrich.

Steven Alan Athearn of Rockland and Mie Athearn of Rockland, married Nov. 8, 2005, in Gainesville, Fla.

Bradley W. Strong of Thomaston and Jessica L. Strong of Rockland, married April 13, 2013, in Ashland, Mass. She will change her name to Jessica L. Scata.

Megan L. Parkins of Washington and Matthew M. Parkins of Hemel Hempstead, England, married June 15, 2010, in Washington. She will change her name to Megan L. Kirkpatrick.

Gordon M. Baxter of Hope and Kathryn M. Baxter of Camden, married Oct. 10, 1981, in Deltaville, Va.

Daniel E. Chickering of Warren and Shawna B. Chickering of Warren, married May 9, 2008, in Patten. Shared parental rights of two minor children, primary residence with Daniel Chickering. She will change her name to Shawna B. Maker.

Patricia A. Johnson of Warren and Stacey L. Balukas of Plaistow, N.H., married June 29, 1991, in Kingston, N.H.

Veronica L. Abbott of Rockland and Brian L. Abbott of Warren, married Sept. 13, 1986, in Phillips. Sole parental rights of two minor children granted to Brian Abbott.

Michelle Jean McKnight of Rockland and Jason Allen Chamberlin McKnight of Rockland, married Oct. 5, 2012, in Camden. She will change her name to Michelle Jean McCorrison.

Michael David Burns of Owls Head and Annette Lorraine Burns of Rockland, married May 12, 2001, in Owls Head.

Karen P. Fowler of Appleton and Timothy R. Fowler of Appleton, married Feb. 14, 2011, in Key West, Fla. She will change her name to Karen Lynn Page.

Heather C. Davis of Thomaston and Trever A. Davis of Tenants Harbor, married Oct. 12, 1996, in Camden. Shared parental rights of one minor child, primary residence with Heather Davis. She will change her name to Heather Claire Liddy.

Robin R. Agnor of Hope and David H. Agnor of Hope, married July 11, 1986, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Shared parental rights of two minor children. Primary residence is shared.

Amy Johnson of Rockland and Boyd D. Johnson of Rockland, married Aug. 7, 2011, in Owls Head. Sole parental rights of one child granted to Amy Johnson.

Wayne C. Bergey of Union and Mary F. Bergey of Warren, married Dec. 9, 2007, in Union. Shared parental rights of one minor child, primary residence with Mary Bergey.

Andrea P. Barra of Thomaston and Steven K. Greenmyer of Thomaston, married Sept. 27, 2008, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Shared parental rights of two minor children, primary residence with Andrea P. Barra.

Sarah A. Manfredo of Owls Head and Stephen S. Wilhelm of Bath, married May 15, 2010, in Yarmouth. Shared parental rights of one minor child, primary residence with Sarah Manfredo.

Jennifer K. Colburn of Rockland and Jeffrey E. Colburn of Rockland, married Sept. 6, 2003, in Newry. Shared parental rights of one minor child, primary residence with Jennifer Colburn.

Lisa K. Hupper of Owls Head and David A. Hupper of Tenants Harbor, married Feb. 25, 1995, in Lee Estero Island, Fla. Shared parental rights of two minor children, primary residence with David Hupper. She will change her name to Lisa Karen Brooks.

Jennifer C. Roberts-Mann of Camden and Donald P. Mann of Camden, married Feb. 15, 1992, in Denver, Colo. Shared parental rights of two minor children, primary residence is shared. She will change her name to Jennifer C. Roberts.

Dustin A. Fairfield of Cushing and Sara E. Fairfield of Milo, married July 18, 1992, in Corinth. Sole parental rights granted to Sara Fairfield.

Comments (11)
Posted by: KERYN LAITE | Sep 02, 2014 10:05

Public records are public knowledge just does go on and it is what you make of it.

Posted by: Alana Allen | Sep 02, 2014 09:05

Sad thing is it would probably be on facebook if not here.  Which.....I do not have.

Posted by: Sylvia Walker | Aug 22, 2014 15:41

The owner of a small neighborhood store in the South kept careful watch of newspaper divorce listings and refused to accept checks from anyone who he knew was in the middle of divorce proceedings.  His reasoning was that those checks were more likely to have "insufficient funds".



Posted by: Brenda Pendleton | Aug 22, 2014 10:17


Posted by: Brenda Pendleton | Aug 22, 2014 10:15

I agree with with Keryn and Deborah.  My divorce was recently published and yes I never thought I would see that notice-we all think our marriages are "til death do us part", but that isn't always so.  I am relieved my divorce is over and didn't take over 4 years and waste the tax payers money being appealed through court after court, some even all the way to the Supreme Court.  The toll this takes on taxpayers and people who work hard for their pay makes it a sin.  Families are effected far more by this then reading a divorce is final in newspaper.


Posted by: Christine M Starrett | Aug 22, 2014 08:46

I do agree this shouldn't be public knowledge to be posted in the local paper! If anyone is that much of a gossipist to know who got divorced they can go to public records find out for themselves and then blab and talk about it all over town! As far as not reading what is hurtful, it's not the reading that's as hurtful as having to hear about it every where you go. Some think of this as a failure,some are divorcing because of abuse and publicizing this just causes more anxiety and pain all over again. Others are divorcing because of adultery, shameful and embarrassing in itself! Now trolling the news paper to find some one to date, hmmmmm that's a good one, could be a case of one man/womans trash is anothers treasure! I guess it falls under reading the obituaries to find your next husband/wife if your a gold digger! They go hand in hand!! Especially if you like to tell false stories to the police because there may be more in it for you later! Oh well it's all just dirty laundry that should be left alone to protect the innocent, ie children, wives from abusive husbands, saddened spouses from adulterers and all from the loss of hopes and dreams that are dashed because of so many reason, mainely it's easier to run then work it out! Yes in some cases it can't or shouldn't be worked out! My opinion and yes everyone has one!! That's why this is not news worthy!!

Posted by: deborah R Davis | Aug 21, 2014 09:23

Susan, Isn't it just as painful to read about homes being foreclosed on . The death of a newborn. The wedding (of the guy/girl) who got away ? Dogs at the Pound ?

I could list many other painful reads in a newspaper - for me I won't read what causes me pain.

Posted by: deborah R Davis | Aug 21, 2014 08:30

Publishing divorce information has been a long established practice . I agree with Mr. Laite , it may be easier and less stressful for you if you don't read the press.


Posted by: Laurel E Taylor | Aug 21, 2014 08:24

But Susan, how would anyone know who is available in the dating pool without it?????


Posted by: KERYN LAITE | Aug 21, 2014 07:25

hmmm  Maybe one should consider not reading these types of articles, news papers, or watching the tv. A sheltered life is pretty much non existant nowadays. Freedom of speech and the right to know is somewhat the norm in today's world. Just saying.

Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Aug 21, 2014 05:42

Why does this paper publish divorce information? How is that possibly relevant to anyone's life? Do you have any idea how horrible and painful this practice is??!! Who;s the insensitive, hideous, non-human who has condoned this? I will NEVER STOP SAYING WHAT A HEINOUS PRACTICE THIS IS! The pain that YOU cause by posting such intimate information without any permission, without any thought to what harm this causes, should shame you forever. Yes, it's public record, who cares!! You should be thinking of the people who's family has basically died. You have the power to stop putting this in for all to see, the fact that you don't makes me realize that you just don't care what pain you inflict, as long as you  sell your papers and make your money. Disgusting, you're just disgusting.

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