Gloria Adell Hayward Columbia Falls

Born October 3, 1927 in Columbia Falls, the daughter of Austin C. and Laura (Gilman) Allen.

She attended Columbia Falls schools and graduated in the class of 1945 from Columbia Falls High School.  She attended and graduated from Washington State Normal School and U.M.M. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Columbia Falls.

She taught in Centerville, Columbia Falls, East Corinth, and Machias.  She retired as supervisor of the business department of a Milbridge nursing home.  

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William C. Gardner - Marshfield

William C. Gardner, born on April 1, 1925 in Marshfield, died November 17, 2017 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth after a brief illness. He was a WWII veteran.

 Bill worked for Herbert Hanscom Construction and St. Regis Paper Company for many years.

 Bill was predeceased by his wife of more than 60 years, Arbine (Jordan) Gardner and sisters Arlene Gardner and Etta Bowker.

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Shirlie Faye Magee Davidson - Virginia

Shirlie Faye Magee Davidson passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Shirlie was born February 18, 1927 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. 

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David C. Harmon Sr. - Whiting

David C. Harmon Sr., 67, died November 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Marshfield, Maine on March 18, 1950, the son of the late Walter and Marguerite (Look) Harmon.

He was a graduate of Machias High School and was employed his whole life by A.M. Look Canning Co. His hobbies included brook fishing and camping. He also loved tipping and raking blueberries.

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Ethel Quackenbush Jonesport

Ethel Quackenbush, 97, mother of Connie Wiggin of Jonesport, died November 3, 2017, in Ashland, Kentucky, following a long illness.  She was one of five daughters of Ada Rollins Massacar and Clarion Rand Massacar.   She grew up in Hamburg, New York, and graduated from Devilbis High School in Toledo, Ohio.   

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Robert Palmer Coles Jr Machias

Robert Palmer Coles, Jr, 93, died November 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born December 21, 1923 in Bronx, New York, the son of the late Robert Palmer Coles, Sr. and Martha Surburt.

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Juanita Crosby Choukas Hanover, New Hampshire

Juanita (Nita) Crosby Choukas, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Hanover, New Hampshire on November 11, 2017, surrounded in her final days by her beloved husband of 66 years, Michael Choukas, Jr, her three children, her ten grandchildren, and several of her great grandchildren. 

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John P. Gray Machias

John Perl Gray, 39, passed away unexpectedly October 29, 2017 in Lewiston. He was born September 22, 1978 in Machias the son of Perley R. Gray and Valerie (Schencks) Look. 

He attended Machias schools, and went on to work in the family concrete business. He loved spending time with family, especially with his children, John Justin and Sabrina Rose.

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Wayne S. Foss December 18, 1968 - October 28, 2017

Wayne S. Foss, 48, of Whitneyville, a loving father of three and beloved husband, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was born December 18, 1968 in Danbury, Connecticut, to Esten Foss and Mildred Reynolds. Wayne graduated from Machias Memorial High School and went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Kim Foss, married for 26 years and together for 29. 

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Leroy Truman Tibbetts Jonesport

Leroy Truman Tibbetts, 58, passed away at the Down East Community Hospital October 20, 2017, after a brief illness of pancreatic cancer. He was born May 12, 1959 in Jonesport, the son of Truman and Marion (Church) Tibbetts. He lived most of his life in Addison. Leroy will be remembered for riding his four-wheeler around the Basin Road, stopping by to visit with friends.

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