Category Archives: Obituaries

Michael David Stevenson, 52

Michael David Stevenson, 52, passed away unexpectedly April 1, 2017.

Born in Portland, on Dec. 6, 1964, he was the son of the late Vernon Arthur Stevenson Sr., and Claudia A. Morin and her partner Walter Starkey.

Mike graduated from Falmouth High School in 1984, where he ran track. Mike was a hard worker, working for Tri-State Insulation as a lead foreman for 14 years. – See more in Portland Press Herald.  

Eric C. Ray, 1949-2017

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Eric Charles Ray, also known as E. Ray to his friends, was a lifelong resident of New Gloucester. Eric passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14. Born July 1, 1949, to Ruth and Delbert Ray, Eric was one of 10 children. Eric was known in his youth to be a hell-raiser, but a hard worker. Keep reading

Lloyd R. Morrison, 87

Lloyd R. Morrison, 87, passed away on Saturday, February 25 with his family at his side after an 11-year  bout with cancer. Keep reading at

Carl Arthur Pierce, 87

Carl Arthur Pierce, 87, passed away at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn on Feb. 10, 2017, after a long period of declining health. – See more at:

Susan J. (Bracci) Vieira, 73

Susan J. (Bracci) Vieira, beloved wife and devoted mother, 73, of New Gloucester, and formerly of Bradford, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. – See more at:

Robert “Bobby” Dunham, 55

Robert “Bobby” Dunham, 55, of New Gloucester, went to be with his Heavenly Father on the evening of Feb. 13, 2017, surrounded by his family. – See more at:

Gavin Westley Goad, 4

Gavin Westley Goad, 4, born Nov. 1, 2012.
Gavin gained his wings on Jan. 14, 2017, from injuries sustained in a serious car accident. – See more at:

Dennis Scott Brackley, 65

Dennis Scott Brackley 1951 – 2017
How does one begin to describe Dennis Brackley?
Papa, Daddyo, Ole Hoss, Big Brother Denny, Homa, Catfish, Uncle Jesse, Coach and Santa are just a few of the names he answered to.
Born Feb. 5, 1951 in Farmington, Dennis was one of five children born to Ruby (Pillsbury) Brackley Faunce and the late Glenn Foster Brackley. – See more at:

Benjamin W. Bean, 32

New Gloucester-Benjamin W. Bean died unexpectedly on November 19, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Born in Lewiston, Maine May 29, 1984. Raised and attended schools in Gray and New Gloucester. Ben loved to go on nature walks, hunting, and fishing with his father and his brother.

He is survived by his Parents; Charles Sr. and Colleen Wilson Bean. His daughters; Alexis, Mercedes, Ayerbella.  His brother; Charlie Jr. Sister; Barbara Needham. Grandparents; Woody and Alice Bean. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A memorial visitation will be held Monday 4 to 6p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray.

Forrest H. Waterhouse, 96

Forrest H. Waterhouse, 96, died Monday, Nov. 21, in the same house he was born in Oct. 23, 1920. Keep reading