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    January 4, 2010

    Norris P. Smith

    Norris Phillip Smith, 84, husband of Nancy E. (Eugley) Smith, died Dec. 28, 2009, at a Bangor hospital. Norris, known as "Snuffy" or "Smitty," was born March 2, 1925, at Sebec Station, the son of Norris E. and Margaret (Libby) Smith. His childhood was spent in East Dover and Sangerville during the difficult times of the Great Depression. At 17, he enlisted in the Navy and began an extensive tour of duty during ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Dolores E. Drinkwater

    Dolores E. Drinkwater, 72, died Dec. 31, 2009, at her residence surrounded by her loving family, after a period of failing health. Dolores was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Lewiston, a daughter of the late Leslie and Mary Jenkins Higgins. Growing up in Waldoboro, she attended local schools. She was employed at many local boarding homes, tending and caring for residents. Dolores was a member of the Word of Life ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Virginia M. Dalrymple

    Virginia M. Dalrymple died Dec. 21, 2009, at her winter home in Sun City Center, Fla. She was the daughter of Frank and Claire MacFarland of Worcester, Mass. Virginia was a graduate of the Bancroft School for Girls and Wellesley College. In Worcester, she was a member of the Junior League, Wellesley College Club, Worcester Tennis Club and American Association of University Women. In 1950 she married Dr. ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Conrad B. Harding

    Conrad Harding, 63, son of Beniah C. Harding and the late Ida May (Hart) Harding, died of a heart attack while swimming during vacation in Bali, Indonesia, on Jan. 2, 2010. He was born Dec. 10, 1946, in Washington, D.C. Conrad graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1965. He graduated from Tufts University in 1969 and later studied at Simmons College School of Library Science. He had a restaurant in ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Gladys Beatty Miller

    Gladys Beatty Miller, 86, died Jan. 1, 2010, at her home after a brief illness. Born July 12, 1923, in Bladen County, N.C., she was the daughter of Henry and Gertrude Beatty. On June 7, 1943, she earned her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and that same day married Howard L. Miller. In 1973 she earned a master's of education from the University of South Carolina, further ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Rose A. Richardson

    Rose A. Richardson, 88, died Dec. 25, 2009, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a brief illness. Born in Rockport on Dec. 15, 1921, she was one of 17 children of William and Dorothy Miller Demmons. She was educated in Rockland schools. On May 4, 1943, she married Levander "Lee" Richardson in Rockland, where they made their first home. They later lived in Portland, Florida, California and ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Mary Jean Brinton Swank

    Mary Jean (Brinton) Swank died at Cove's Edge Nursing Home in Damariscotta on Dec. 31, 2009, following a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Rod William Swank of Pemaquid, whom she married in August 1950. They moved to Maine in 1984, following active careers in education in Ohio. Mary Jean was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Greensburg, Pa., to Maibelle (nee Hardy) and Mark H. Brinton, and grew up in ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Jane Wheeler Cowley

    Jane Wheeler Cowley, 78, a resident of West Street, died Dec. 31, 2009, at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor after a brief illness. Jane was born March 30, 1931, in Rockville Center, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Herbert and Mary Ostrowski Wheeler. At a young age her family moved to New Britain, Conn., where she grew up attending New Britain High School, Class of 1948, and attended Central Connecticut...

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    December 31, 2009

    Edward Raymond ‘Brick’ Noyes

    Edward Raymond "Brick" Noyes, 89, of Clearwater, Fla., died the afternoon of Dec. 23, 2009, at Bellaire Rehabilitation Center with his wife at his side. He was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Camden, the son of Edward Raymond and Flora (Davis) Noyes. He graduated from Rockport High School. Edward "Brick" was the sixth of 13 children. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Brick worked many jobs over ...

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    December 31, 2009

    Richard Schmidgall

    Richard Loren Schmidgall, 72, of Thomaston died Dec. 24, 2009, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick surrounded by his family. Born in Normal, Ill., on June 25, 1937, he was the son of Edgar C. and Lora (Sinn) Schmidgall. In 1966 he graduated from Illinois State University in Normal and continued graduate studies at Illinois State University in Edwardsville, Ill., and Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. On Aug. 29, ...


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