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Beryl Thorsrud
January 11, 2005
Kennebunk

March 26, 1927 to January 11, 2005

Services will be held at a later date in Lebanon, NH.

Frank H. Coombs
April 09, 2005
Sanford

Frank H. Coombs, 72, formerly of Kennebunk, died Saturday afternoon at the Newton Center following a long illness. He was born in Kennebunk on April 22, 1932, a son of Harry Everett Sr and Margaret Mae Brown Coombs.

Frank is married to the former Lorraine Y. Toussaint.

Mr. Coombs was employed for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He worked in 1955 on the Massachusetts Turnpike, then in Connecticut for 15 years for the State Highway Department. Following this, he moved to Sanford where he worked for Genest Concrete.

Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk. Frank was also a member of the York Lodge of Masons.

He enjoyed playing the guitar, and was a member of a band, “The Country Ramblers” when he lived in Connecticut.

Survivors include: his wife of Kennebunk; three sons, Steven Robert Coombs of NH, Frank A. Coombs of West Newfield, and Scott Everett Coombs of Berwick; and several brothers and sisters most from the Kennebunk area; and four grandchildren.

There are no visiting hours or funeral services.

If desired, memorial donations may be made in his name to: Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc., 622 Congress Street, Portland, ME. 04101.

Carlita M. Smith
January 24, 2005
Kennebunk

Carlita M. Smith, 68 years a resident of Haley’s Wood’s Kennebunk died Jan. 24th at the Kennebunk Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kennebunk.

Miss Smith was born in Waterboro, ME on April 8, 1936 a daughter of Malcolm Cooney and Alice Luella Huff Smith. She attended Waterboro Schools and graduated from Sanford High School in Sanford, ME. She continued her education at Gordon College in Boston, MA. and Wycliffe College in the Mid West. She received her Masters degree at the University of Maine in Orono, ME

She served as a Missionary teacher of languages for over twenty-five years to the children of Cuba, Bolivia, Peru, Equador and Mexico. She was serving in Cuba at the time of the Cuban evacuation.

She was a concert pianist as well as an ordained minister.

Following her Missionary work she became employed with the Portland School Department in Portland, ME and served in the Language Department for several years.

Miss Smith is survived by two brothers, Carlton M. Smith and his wife Delores of Groton, CT and Robert A. Smith of Waterboro, ME and one sister, Kathy M. Ackerman.

Several nieces and nephews and great nephews and nieces also survive her.

Friends may call at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk, ME on Friday morning Jan. 28th from 9AM to 10AM followed by a 10AM funeral service at the Chapel with the Reverend James King of the Kennebunk Baptist Church officiating the service.

Spring Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterboro, ME.

Family flowers only please.

Memorials may be made to the World Radio Missionary Fellowship, P.O. Box 39800, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80949-9800 in Miss Smith’s memory.

Carmen L. Newhall
January 13, 2005
Wells

Carmen L. Newhall, 78 years, a resident of the Sanford Road Wells died Thursday at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, ME.

She was the widow of Bernard Newhall who died in 1965.

Mrs. Newhall was born in Biddeford, ME a daughter of Charles and Sarah Poulin Michaud. She attended Biddeford Schools.

Carmen was employed in several area hotels in Ogunquit and Wells as a chambermaid. She worked at the Sparhawk Hotel in Ogunquit for many years.

She enjoyed crocheting and gave away many of her projects to her nieces and nephews who survive her.

She was predeceased by her husband; a sister, Mary Campbell; and a nephew Larry Campbell.

She is survived by several nieces, Lydia Knapp, Barbara Keenan, Shelia Brown, Dona Brown, Linda Campbell and nephews, Billy Campbell and Ralph Campbell.

Friends may call at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells on Saturday, Jan. 15th from 3-5pm followed by a 5PM Service with Captain Mitchell Brown of the Salvation Army Corps Officiating the service.

Spring Interment will be in Ocean View cemetery in Wells.

Allis Dittmar MacNeill
April 06, 2005
Wells

Wells, Maine – Allis Dittmar (Bailey) MacNeill, age 90, formerly of River Street, Hudson, Mass, Mayflower Heights, Provincetown, Mass, Flintlock Village in Wells, Maine and Beachwood Terrace in Wells, died Wednesday, April 06, 2005, at Kennebunk Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. MacNeill was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on September 30, 1914, the daughter of Francis J. and Ruth Hill Dittmar.

She lived in Hudson, Mass. for over 70 years, summering in Provincetown, Cape Cod for 30 years. Along with raising six children, Mrs. MacNeill was active as Past President of the Hudson Women’s Club, Hudson Historical Society and the First Unitarian Church of Hudson, and Marlboro’s Women’s Alliance. She also volunteered many times with the Red Cross Blood Drives as well as Election Polling.

During WWII, she served as a Nursing Aide at Cushing Hospital in Framingham, Mass.
Mrs. MacNeill was a devoted conferee at Star Island, Isle of Shoals, in New Hampshire, for over 42 years. During that time, she worked in the Island Gift Shop and for many years she served as hostess in the Vaughn Cottage on Star Island.

Mrs. MacNeill, with her beautiful and versatile voice, was a member of the Handel Hyden Society Chorus in Boston, Mass. for over 10 years, as well as a member of the Unitarian Church Choirs in Hudson, Mass, Kennebunk, Maine and Provincetown, Mass.

Allis was a very talented and artistic women and an avid reader. She was an antique dealer and appraiser most of her life, and her hobbies were vast, including reading, Elizabethian History, traveling and sewing her own clothes and historical costume restoration.

Mrs MacNeill is predeceased by her husband, Stanley V. MacNeill and a son, Robert A. Bailey.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan H. (Isaacs) MacNeill of Wells, Maine; and her son, Richard C. Bailey of Miami Springs, FL; stepchildren, Catherine J. Jordan, David L. MacNeill and Kenneth C. MacNeill, all of Georgia; her beloved grandchildren, Gary F. Isaacs and family of Franklin, Mass, Toby M. Isaacs and family of Rutland, Mass; and Harper M. Bailey of Boston, MA; and her beautiful great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, April 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kennebunk.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made in her name to the Star Island Corporation for Vaughan Cottage, 10 Vaughan Mall, Suite #8, North Plaza, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Charles E. Concannon
April 11, 2005
Arundel

December 24, 1932 to April 11, 2005

Private services were held at the convenience of the family.

Charles J. O Brien, Sr.
August 01, 2004
Berwick

Charles J. O’Brien, Sr., age 91 of Hubbard Road, died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at Dover Rehabilitation and Living Center.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 14, 1913, a son of Timothy J. and Mary A. Shields O’Brien.

Charles attended Brooklyn area schools, and moved to Maine in 1947.

He worked for many years at Pratt Whitney in Connecticut and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is predeceased by his wife, Yola Spaventa. He is also predeceased by a son, Ronald O’ Brien who died in 1981.

Surviving are a son, Charles, Jr. of Boothbay Harbor; a brother, Edward of Hawaii; two sisters, Rita Alexander of Rochester, NH and Margaret Lesch of Lexington, KY; eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Donations can be made in his memory to the American Red Cross, 889 Main Street, Sanford, ME 04073.

Ellida H. Adams
August 09, 2004
Largo, FL

- Ellida H. Adams, 92, of Largo, Florida died August 9, 2004 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law under the care of the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She died peacefully with her family at her side after a long illness.

She was a remarkable woman who possessed a quiet, deep faith; she was an inspiration and example to all who knew her. She had a passion for life; and dearly loved her family. She will be missed by all, but has gone to a far better place.

She was born April 21, 1912 at Lower Cape, New Brunswick, a daughter of Henry and Myrtle (Wilbur) Hawkes. She came to the Highpine area of Wells as a young girl in 1923. She lived in Ogunquit for many years and then lived in Cape Neddick until she came to Florida in 1997.

Mrs. Adams was a former member of Ogunquit Baptist Church and Cape Neddick Baptist Church. Her most recent membership was the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo and a member of the Kings Daughters Sunday School Class.

Her Husband, Carroll E. Adams died in 1988. Together they operated Adams TV and Appliances in Ogunquit for many years. They also developed Sasanoa Shores in Cape Neddick in their retirement years. A sister, Vera Clough, died in 1992.

Surviving are a son, David Adams of Stratford, CT; a daughter, Anne Overholt of Largo, FL; a sister, Mineta Twombley of Biddeford, ME; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, September 11, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, ME.

Should friends desire; memorial donations may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Program, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Elmina Brewster Sewall
April 07, 2005
Kennebunk

Elmina Brewster Sewall passed away peacefully at Huntington Common in Kennebunk on April 7, 2005 at the age of 93. born December 8, 1911, in Hamden, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Fitch) Brewster, of New Haven, Connecticut. She was a descendant of Elder William Brewster who came over on the Mayflower with the Plymouth Colony. She was educated at the Foxcroft School in Virginia, with further advanced study in France.
As a young woman, Elmina was a distinguished horsewoman. She and her youngest brother owned the Moreland Stables in Durham, Connecticut and were considered the top amateur equestrians of thoroughbred hunters of their time.
Elmina long focused on animal and wildlife welfare and protection, and the conservation and preservation of the state of Maine. A resident of Kennebunk for 55 years, she was the founder of the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk. She served 17 years as President for the Society's animal shelter which now bears her name. Her passion for animals led her to raise pug dogs. For many years, she was a recognized figure at the Westminster Dog Show. As an octogenarian, she became involved in the rescue of racing greyhounds.
Elmina had great business ability, a grand sense of humility and a wonderful sense of humor combined with marked human kindness. She was an active supporter in her community and, at the age of 85, was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year. Her philanthropic generosity, both here and abroad, has helped companion animals and wildlife, fulfilled medical and health needs, supported institutions of higher learning, promoted the arts, provided opportunities for young people and helped to preserve the heritage and history of the community, and the State.
Concerned with urban growth and its long-term affect on wildlife, wilderness area and historic landmarks, Elmina's lifelong focus was land conservation. In 1976, she deeded her estate property to the Rachael Carson Wildlife Preserve, the land now being owned by the Nature Conservancy. She provided invaluable assistance to both the Conservancy and the New England Forestry Foundation in completing the largest forest land and rivers conservation in the United States, a million and a half of the State’s most remote, scenic and wild areas.
Elmina leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Barbour and a son, Christopher Sewall, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by her brothers William, John, and Frederick Brewster.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk.
As her heartfelt interests were multiple and her life touched so many, the family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Evelyn Wentworth
April 03, 2005
Wells

Evelyn H. Wentworth, age 94, formerly of Heather Lane, died Sunday, April 3rd 2005 at Sentry Hill at York Harbor.

She was born in Mexico, Maine on October 27, 1910, the daughter of Forrest C. and Gemma Richardson Hunt.

Evelyn graduated from Mexico High School and attended Gorham Normal School.

Mrs. Wentworth was affiliated with her husband, Robert P. Wentworth, in the operation of the Narragansett Hotel at Kennebunk Beach until 1959. In the fall of that year, they moved to Wells where they bought the property on Route 1 known as “The Sea Gull Motor Inn.” After selling this business in 1973, she again joined her husband in the operation of Brookside Garden Center on the Sanford Road at Wells Corner, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of the First Parish Unitarian Church of Kennebunk, and was active in its various organizations.

Evelyn was pre-deceased by her husband, who died in 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Annette M. Wentworth of Kennebunk; her foster daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Sheila) Breary of Cape Porpoise; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, at Ocean View cemetery in Wells.

If desired, donations can be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.

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