Category Archives: Obituaries

Rodger Elton Tripp, Sr.

| Obituary in the Sun Journal |

NEW GLOUCESTER – Rodger Elton Tripp Sr., died November 10, 2019.

Born December 22, 1935, in New Gloucester, to Lawrence and Edna Strout Tripp. Rodger grew up on Bald Hill and attended schools in New GLoucester.

Rodger married Marilyn Fickett on June 12, 1958, and they had five children. Rodger worked as a logger for Phil Mitchel and Ernie Jordan, retreading tires at Firestone Tire in Auburn, Etonic shoe in Auburn, and Frank C. Meyer’s Shoe Box Company in Lewiston.

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John S. Santos, Sr.

| Obituary in the Press Herald |

NEW GLOUCESTER – At age 95, having resided in New Gloucester, Maine and Millis, Mass., John Santos, Sr. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Central Maine Medical Center following a cancer diagnosis.

John was born in Needham, Mass. on July 3, 1924. He was the oldest of five children born to John and Mary (Picone) Santos.

John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mae (Queen) Santos of New Gloucester, formally of Millis, Mass.

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Betty M. Keating McCoubrey

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NEW GLOUCESTER – Betty M. Keating McCoubrey, 84, passed away peacefully with family and friends gathered by her side on Oct. 29, 2019.

Betty was born on Dec. 16, 1934, to Gerald Leroy and Beatrice Ella Keating of Nova Scotia Canada. Betty immigrated from Canada to the United States in 1954 when she became the bride of Jerry C. McCoubrey. She was a lifelong resident of New Gloucester.

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Sharon Elizabeth Dunphy Gosselin

| Obituary in the Sun Journal |

NEW GLOUCESTER – Sharon Elizabeth Dunphy Gosselin, 68, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, 2019. She succumbed to a heart attack after fighting a long courageous battle with kidney disease. She spent her final days attending her nephew Mike’s wedding that she had been looking forward to, taking family photos, and enjoying her final day with her daughter, Melissa and grandson, Nick, by going out to eat her favorite breakfast, sausage gravy and biscuits and spending the afternoon together.

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Dennis Camire, 72

| Obituary in the Press Herald |

BIDDEFORD – Dennis Camire, 72, passed away at his home in Biddeford on Sept. 22, 2019.

He was born in Sanford on Jan. 3, 1947, the son of Raymond A. and Bertha (Legere) Camire. He attended local schools and then moved to the New Gloucester area.

Dennis eventually moved back to York County and settled in Biddeford in the late 1990s where he was very active in his community. Keep reading

Patricia Kiley, 81

|Obituary in Sun Journal|
Patricia Kiley, 81, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, 2019, following a long illness. She was born in Monmouth on Jan. 11, 1938 to Marilyn and Robert Anderson. Pat graduated from Edward Little High School in 1957. She married the love of her life, Bill Kiley, on Sept. 19, 1959, enjoying 60 wonderful years together. Continue reading

Kenneth Allen White

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NEW GLOUCESTER – With great sorrow, the family of Kenneth Allen White announces his peaceful passing, at his home, surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 30, 2019. Ken was a lover of auto racing, home improvement projects, antique car shows, old westerns, murder mysteries, family gatherings, and collecting baseball caps. Keep reading

George Lewis Carman, 53

| Obituary in the Sun Journal |

NEW GLOUCESTER – George Lewis Carman, 53, died of a longterm illness on Sept. 10, 2019, in Auburn, Maine. He was born on March 21, 1966, in Portland, Maine, to Paul and Shirley Goodale Carman. Despite restrictions caused by his illness and against doctor’s orders, George was a firefighter for 27 years. He was a member of Yarmouth Fire/Rescue from 1992-1995. He was a safety officer and now, Lifetime Member of New Gloucester Fire/Rescue 1994-eternity.

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James Winston Sawyer

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LEWISTON – James “Jim” Sawyer passed away on Sept. 10, 2019 at St. Mary’s D’Youville Pavilion, Lewiston, with family members at his side. Jim was born on Feb. 6, 1931 in Auburn and went to school at Edward Little and Hebron Academy.

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Paul “Pat” D’Amboise, 89

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Paul “Pat” D’Amboise, 89, passed away on Sunday Sept. 1, 2019. Born in Montreal, Canada on Dec. 25, 1929, he was the son of Andrew and Georgette D’Amboise. He grew up in New York City, where he met his wife, Catherine McGelligott of Ireland. Keep reading