Category Archives: Obituaries

Howard Merritt Verrill, 83

Howard Merritt Verrill, 83, of New Gloucester, passed away in the comfort of his home, on Feb. 23, 2018. He was born in New Gloucester, on March 4, 1934, to parents Merritt and Angie Verrill. He graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1951. Keep reading

Frank Wayne Birch, 79

NEW GLOUCESTER – Frank Wayne Birch liked to be called Wayne. He died peacefully at home in New Gloucester, on Feb. 1, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Beth; children, Larry, Sharon, Vikki and stepdaughter Katie; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and, of course, their dog, Belle.

Read his complete obituary at http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=frank-wayne-birch&pid=188195796

 

 

 Daryl David Gushee, 54

Daryl David Gushee, 54, of New Gloucester, passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his shop on Route 100 in New Gloucester.
He was born in Portland, on Friday, Aug. 2, 1963, to David Allen Gushee and Beverly Ann Upham Gushee. Daryl resided with his parents in South Portland and Gorham; then settled in New Gloucester in August 1984. Keep reading

Kimberly D. Matthews, GNG teacher

Kimberly D. Mathews, 66, of Pownal, passed away suddenly on Dec. 8, 2017, at Maine Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 26, 1951, to Floyd “Matt” and Margaret (Lane) Mathews, in Farmington. Keep readinghttp://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=kimberly-d-mathews&pid=187552818&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch

Georgiana M. Rice, 1928-2017

Georgiana was born on August 9, 1928 and passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Georgiana was a resident of Maine at the time of passing.

She was born August 9, 1928 in New Gloucester, Maine, the daughter of George Rand and Aida (Gould) Rand, and attended New Gloucester area schools. Keep reading

Peter B. Sawyer, 79

Peter B. Sawyer, of Gray, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2017, at home, at the age of 79. He was born in Portland on Oct. 3, 1938, to the late Elbert C. Sawyer and Hazel J. Pankhurst Sawyer.Keep reading

Edwin Eugene Libby, 81

Edwin passed away on Aug. 11, 2017 peacefully with his family by his side.
Edwin was born on Jan. 26, 1936 to Cecil E. & Francis (Harrington) Libby on Gloucester Hill Rd. He graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1954.
On June 20, 1958, Edwin married Jean E Carll, whom he was married to for 59 years. Together they raised their two boys Donald and Steven in Edwin’s childhood home. In 1987, Edwin and Jean built their new home just 500 feet closer to the top of the hill. Keep reading

Sally Shaw, 55

Sally Ann Shaw passed way unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born Oct. 2 1961 to Charles E. Shaw and Rena C. Shaw, at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

She is survived by her four siblings, three children, and seven grandchildren.
Most of Sally’s life was lived in Southern Maine, where her compassion for others lead her to a range of professional fields, from The Department of Motor Vehicles, Owner/Operator of a Driving Education School, Hospice care, a Caretaker, and most recently as a CNA. Sally held her family and friends as her driving force and meaning in life, all while surrounded by her rescued or adopted dogs and animals. She will be missed by many, but her memory will survive in the lives she touched. Sally was a free spirit, a “sassybucket” and a passionate mother, grandmother, and sister.
A public burial will be held Aug. 12, 2017, 10 a.m. at 155 Bald Hill Rd., New Gloucester, followed by a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers there is a donation to help the family cover the costs of her loss.

Janet B. Foley, 1945-2017

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June 05, 1945 – Aug 02, 2017
Janet B. Foley, 72, of North Port, Florida, formerly of New Gloucester, Maine, died on Aug 02, 2017. Funeral arrangements by: Englewood Community Funeral Home With Private Crematory.

Willow Ann Schwarz, 61

Willow Ann Schwarz died at Maine Medical Center, on July 19, 2017, from complications of flu and pneumonia.

Willow was born in Portland, on Jan. 19, 1956, to John M. Schwarz and Jean E. (Ackerman) Schwarz. She was raised in South Freeport and later moved to New Gloucester, Pownal, and then Woolwich. Keep reading