Category Archives: Obituaries

David Moran, owner of Sorella’s Bakehouse and an ‘unsung hero’ of Portland’s food scene

| By Melanie Creamer — Portland Press Herald |

David Moran, longtime owner of Sorella’s Bakehouse in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, died Aug. 1 after a brief fight with cancer. He was 63.

Moran opened Sorella’s in 2002 and made bread for several well-known Portland  restaurants and businesses, including Duckfat, Bruno’s Restaurant and Tavern, Maria’s Restaurant, Micucci Grocery and Leavitt & Sons.

Pete Leavitt, owner of Leavitt & Sons, said Moran was at the heart of the food and hospitality business in Portland. He called Moran an “unsung hero” of the city’s food scene. Keep reading.

David Anthony Moran, 63

Obituary in the Portland Press Herald

David Anthony Moran, 63, passed away Aug. 1, 2019, from cancer with his family by his side. He was born on March 19, 1956, in Portland, Maine, to Davielee and Marie (Richio) Moran. Keep reading

Wendy R. (Lowe) Plummer (1974 – 2019)

Obituary in Portland Press Herald

Wendy R. (Lowe) Plummer, 44, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 11, 2019, from complications due to cardiac arrest. She was born Sept. 26, 1974, in Portland, Maine. Keep reading

Jerry Leon LeBlanc, 76

Sun Journal Obituary

Jerry Leon LeBlanc, 76, died July 5, 2019 at his home in New Gloucester with his wife at his side, from Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia for many years. Keep reading

Mark Leighton, 62

Mark Leighton, 62, of New Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 2, 2019. Mark was born in Portland and was the eldest son of Robert Sr. and Beverly (Joy) Leighton. He grew up in New Gloucester where he attended local schools and graduated from Gray/New Gloucester High School. He spent many hours as a child helping the family maintaining and picking eggs at their barns and had various jobs locally and in Portland for metal fabrication. Keep reading in the Sun Journal.

Dorothy Bryant St. Peter MacDonald, 1929-2019

Dorothy Bryant St. Peter MacDonald, 89, of Portland, entered into eternal rest on May 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on Sept. 12, 1929, the daughter of Bertha and James Perley Bryant of New Gloucester, Maine. Keep reading obituary in the Portland Press Herald.

Robert “Bobby” Chapman, 56

Robert “Bobby” Chapman 56 of New Gloucester, passed away on March 25, 2019, at his home in New Gloucester. He was born in Portland, the oldest of three children. Keep reading obituary in the Portland Press Herald.

Richard W. Penniman

Rick Penniman passed suddenly on March 12, 2019, at his home. He was born in Cornwall, Vt., and grew up in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. He spent the last 32 years of his life at his home in New Gloucester. Rick leaves behind his wife, Deborah Weaver Penniman; his sons, Richard E. Penniman and his love, Sherry; Scott W. Penniman and his love, Melissa; Timothy Jon Weaver and his wife, Meredith, and all of their respective families. Keep reading obituary in Portland Press Herald.

Catherine Lynn Lewis, 36

AUBURN – With family by her side, Catherine Lynn Lewis, 36, of New Gloucester, went Home to join her dad on March 8, following her courageous battle with melanoma. Keep reading obituary in the Sun Journal.

Gary Sacco, 63

PORTLAND – Gary Joseph Sacco, 63, of Poland, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Maine Medical Center in Portland shortly after honoring one of his fallen brothers of the fire department. Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.