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Abbott, Shawn - Brewer  
Shawn Abbott, 44, passed away tragically, July 18, 2016, following a motorcycle accident. He was born June 16, 1972. The family invites relatives and friends to share in conversation and refreshments, 5-7 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Family Reception Rooms of the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 So. Main St., Brewer. Condolences may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine from July 20 to July 22, 2016
Axelson, Kenneth S. - Camden  
Kenneth S. Axelson, retired Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and a former Director of J.C.Penney Company, Inc., and New York City's first Deputy Mayor for Finance, died on May 23, 2016, at Sussman House, Rockport, Maine, of congestive kidney failure. He was 93 and lived in Camden, Maine. At the height of New York City's financial crisis in 1975, Mr. Axelson was loaned by J.C. Penney for one year to help the city straighten out its affairs. At the urging of financial and political leaders, Mayor Beame created the position of Deputy Mayor for Finance and gave Mr. Axelson responsibility for leading the city's rescue efforts. He was a principal architect of the economic recovery, establishing the city's first long-range financial plan, developing a program of wide-spread cost reductions in city agencies, negotiating a federal loan that kept the city solvent until reforms could be put in place, computerizing the city's financial record-keeping so that monthly performance reports could be prepared, and renegotiating union contracts. He served as the mayor's representative to the Emergency Financial Control Board established by New York State. In the financial community, Mr. Axelson was known for his innovative financings at J.C. Penney. He is credited with issuing the first zero coupon bonds by a major company, which subsequently became a standard corporate financing technique. Mr. Axelson was born in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago. He was a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining J.C. Penney, he was partner in charge of national management consulting services for the accounting firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell. Previous experience had been with McKinsey & Company, Arthur Andersen & Co., and Columbia Lumber Company of Alaska. He served as a warrant Officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Axelson served as a director of a number of companies including J.C.Penney, Grumman Corporation, UNUM Corporation, Zurn Industries, Central Maine Power, Protection Mutual Insurance, and a number of Merrill Lynch mutual funds. He also served as a Trustee of the New York Public Library and the Farnsworth Art Museum (Chairman, Finance Committee), and President of the Rockland Public Library Endowment Association. Mr. Axelson spent his retirement dedicated to philanthropic activities in Maine, primarily the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland Public Library, and Pen Bay Medical Center. He was an avid sailor in his retirement, exploring the coast of Maine in his Friendship Sloop with his wife of 69 years and his four sons. His wife, Roberta B. Axelson, died in 2011. Mr. Axelson is survived by four sons, Kenneth, Jr. of Burlington, VT, Jerrold of Conway, MA, Stephen of Accord, NY, and Chris of Butte, MT; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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Published in BDN Maine on July 23, 2016
Babcock, Tyler Allen - Bangor  
Tyler A. Babcock, 18, died unexpectedly in a tragic car accident July 17, 2016 in Glenburn. He was born April 24, 1998, in Bangor, the son of Allen D. Babcock of Newburgh and Robby I. Babcock of Bangor. A loving son, devoted brother and grandson, amazing nephew, cousin, and friend, Tyler was an aspiring UFC trainee, a self-taught pianist playing the tunes of his soul with his own creative style of music. A genuine soul loved by all who knew him, Tyler will be greatly missed and loved forever. Tyler was predeceased by a loving grandfather, Calvin E. Tripp Sr.; great grandparents, Edward A. and Joanne B Tribou, Carl Babcock Sr., and Mildred Babcock. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Ashley R. Babcock, brothers, Brandon D. Babcock, and Brighton G. Babcock; paternal grandparents, Dennis A. and Paula E. Babcock; maternal grandmother, Lucy E. Tripp; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who dearly loved him. A memorial service will be held 5pm, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Rev. Carl Schreiber, pastor of the East Orrington Congregational Church officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, immediately following the service. Donations in Tyler's memory may be made in support of the family at https://www.gofundme.com/TylerB2016 . Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com . "Life has been good to me. I'm surrounded by loving friends and family that I have great appreciation for. Over the last year, I have created a new mindset that I know will push me forward in life, I'm confident of that. Forever I will stay humble." - Tyler A. Babcock, April 23, 2016
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Published in BDN Maine on July 20, 2016
Bakeman, Dorothy D. - Cape Rosier  
Dorothy D. Bakeman, 93, passed away July 20, 2016 at the Island Nursing Home. She was born in Castine, October 2, 1922 the daughter of Evelyn G. (Candage) and David E. Dyer. Mrs. Bakeman went off to teaching school and returned to educate many, many children in the Brooksville and Deer Isle area. She taught all of her 6 children in the classroom while being the old fashioned teaching principal and her husband, "Gook" drove the bus. Mrs. Bakeman was known as a true lady by all who knew her. Mom was a beautiful cook who loved to do Christmas cookie trays, quilting, crocheting, and always made sure everyone had mittens. Mother was always a safe confidant to her many children and grandchildren in their different times of need while maneuvering through this life. Dorothy is survived by her children, Frank Bakeman, Robert and his wife Helen, Elaine Murak, Mary Ellen and husband Cordell Gross, Elizabeth and husband Robert Herrick and David Bakeman grandchildren, Keara and husband Donnie Wallace, Adrienne and husband Tony Beaulieu, Trisha and husband James Friend, Nicole Bakeman, Amber and husband Michael Ranney, Keith Murak and wife Kristin, Gail and husband Peter Grant, Molly Varnum and partner Scott Grindle, Annie and husband Keith Tilsley, Melanie and husband Ed Schleich and Sara Herrick; sister, Alice Dyer; brother, Elmer and wife Magda Dyer; many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by husband Oliver; siblings, Verna, Linwood, Fred, Victor, George; life's best friend Aunt Nellie Moores; and granddaughter Kristen Marie Herrick. The family wants to thank all of her excellent caregivers at the Island Nursing Home where she resided for the past few years. She felt of them as family and enjoyed "counseling" her younger flock in their various hiccups of life. A celebration of Mrs. Bakeman's life with family will be held at the Brooksville Public Service/Library building 12:00-2:00, August 7, 2016. Burial will be private at her request. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Brooksville Free Public Library, P O Box 38, Brooksville 04617 in her honor of her many years devoted to education. She especially enjoyed art and literature. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St. Blue Hill Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
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Published in BDN Maine on July 23, 2016
Bates-Jackson, Jesse L. (In Memoriam)  
Forever missed, forever loved. Patty Bates & James Jackson
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Published in BDN Maine on July 20, 2016
Blake, Myrtle E. - Portland  
Myrtle E. Blake of Portland died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine. She was born in Canton, Maine on January 11, 1924 the daughter of Lyman and Helen Ellis. She attended Canton schools graduating from Canton High School in the Class of 1941. She later went on to the University of Maine at Farmington where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1948. Myrtle taught Home Economics at Madison High School where she also coached the Girls Basketball Team. She later taught Home Economics at Lincoln Academy in Damariscotta and at Old Town High School. She and her husband, John "Jack" Blake, were married in 1948 until his passing after 63 years of a very special marriage. After a brief stint living in Laconia, NH, they resided in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Orono, New Smyrna Beach, FL, and finally returned to Maine to live in Portland at Birchwoods Assisted Living in 2004. Myrtle was always active in the church in each of the communities in which she lived including Meeting House Hill in South Portland, Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono, and Coronado Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach. She also served as President of the Brentwood Garden Club in Cape Elizabeth, was a member of the Ladies Golf Club at Purpoodock Club, President of the Newcomer's Club of the University of Maine in Orono, a member of the Thursday Club at UMO, the Women's Auxiliary of Eastern Maine Medical Center, Trustee at the Church of Universal Fellowship Church, member of the Penobscot Valley Country Club, Trustee on the Board at PVCC, member of Hidden Lakes Country Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and member of Maine State Ladies Golf. She is survived by her sister, Anna Allen; her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Thomas Prouty; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Orlando and her husband Keith Orlando; a grandson, John Blake Prouty; and three great grandchildren, Samuel Orlando, Luciana Orlando, and Jaiden Prouty; niece, Judy Kirk and family; nephew Terry Allen and family, and; nephew, Thomas Allenach and family. The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the friends and staff at Birchwoods Assisted Living who provided more than assistance to living. Thanks is insufficient to express the deep gratitude that the family feels for the love and care that was provided. You were all loved by Myrtle and Jack. The family would also like to extend its appreciation to VNA Home Health Hospice and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the compassion and care that was provided these past several days. The family would like to invite you to join them at visiting hours on Monday, July 25th from 11:00 to 11:30pm with a service following at 11:30 at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home 199 Woodford St, Portland. You are also invited to share your thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the family by visiting Myrtle's guest book at www.jonesrichandhutchins.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The University of Maine Foundation, 75 Clearwater Drive #202, Falmouth, ME 04105
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Published in BDN Maine on July 21, 2016
Bouchard, Lionel S. - Orrington  
Lionel S. Bouchard, 92, Orrington, passed away July 18 at his home. He was born August 22, 1924 at Portland, ME, the son of J. Simon and Bernadette (Boudreau) Bouchard. He grew up in Portland, Lincoln, Bangor, Orrington and Brewer. He was a graduate of John Bapst High School. During World War II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became an airplane engine mechanic, serving in Italy and France. After his discharge he attended the University of Maine and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked as an engineer for the State of Maine for several years, then was a patent examiner and researcher at the Patent and Trademark Office at Arlington, VA for many years until his retirement. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Orrington. He was a communicant, choir member and cantor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Teresa's Church, a Knight of Columbus, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He enjoyed music, stereo system design, airplane design, gun design and reading. He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Worcester), his parents, five siblings: Juliette "Julie" Fish of Orrington, Yvette Bouchard of Washington, DC, Therese Lajoie of Lanham, MD, Robert of McLean, VA and George of Fairfield, CA. Survivors include his brother, Paul of Orrington, his stepdaughter and caregiver, Margaret Shields of Orrington, many nieces and nephews. Having been a victim of Alzheimer's disease for many years, it was his hope that the study of his brain may help researchers, so he donated his body to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Biddeford, Maine. After study, his remains will be interred at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor, Maine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Teresa's Church at Brewer, Maine at 10 a.m. on Monay, July 25. Following the mass, friends and family are invited to the parish center for fellowship.
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Published in BDN Maine on July 21, 2016
Bradbury, Eileen L. - Millinocket  
Eileen L. Bradbury, 89, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home in Millinocket, in the presence of her husband and family. She was born August 23, 1926 in Millinocket, the daughter of Reuben and Bertha (Parsons) DeWitt. Eileen grew up in Millinocket, and was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1943, with the distinction of being the youngest graduate of Stearns at that time. She married Alfred G. Bradbury in 1947, and they spent nearly 70 years together. Eileen worked for several years at The Corner Drugstore in Millinocket, where many people will remember her filling prescriptions, waiting on customers, and keeping the store running. She also drove a schoolbus for a period of time, and worked for Marden's during the short time that the company had a store in Millinocket. Eileen was also handy with a hammer, and helped Alfred build their family home. She made many afghans by hand, and gave them to friends and family members. Alfred and Eileen travelled much through the years, visiting Hawaii, Alaska, and most of the lower 48 states. They also visited Panama, where Alfred had been stationed during World War II, and to Canada, including Newfoundland, the Gaspe Peninsula, and the northernmost village in Labrador, Nain. Eileen was a lifelong member of the Millinocket Baptist Church, and was very active in many church ministries over the years. Eileen is survived by her husband of 68 years, Alfred G. Bradbury of Millinocket; two children, Susan Martin and her husband Dennis, and Paul Bradbury and his wife Karen; a daughter in law, Terrylyn Bradbury; seven grandchildren and their families - Kiley Rodrigues and her husband Jayson and their children Olivia, Emma, Owen, Ezme, Oliver, and Everly; Ryann Gordon and her husband Jeffrey and their children Tyson and Taelyn; Brandon Bradbury and his children, Meadow and Riven; Brent Bradbury and his wife Dennise and their children Logan and Lily; Miles Bradbury; Melanie Bradbury; and Kristen Bradbury and her son Wesley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Alfred G. "Ted" Bradbury, Jr., a great granddaughter, Anabelle, and five siblings. Friends are invited to visit with the family 2-4 P.M. Saturday, July 23 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. Private interment will be at the Millinocket Cemetery at a later date. Gifts in memory of Eileen may be sent to Honor Flight Maine, P.O. Box 1770, Portland, ME 04101-1770. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on July 22, 2016
Burns, Althea Moor "Ava" - Hermon And Clearwater, Fla.  
Althea "Ava" Moor Burns, 78, passed away July 17, 2016, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. Born in Milo, ME and resident for many years of Hermon, ME, where she raised a family, she followed her desire to live in a warmer climate by moving to Clearwater, Florida in 1983. Althea had many interests, especially a lifelong interest in dance that grew to include ballroom dancing. She was very involved with the Florida softball league Kids and Kubs, and counted many dear friends there. Althea leaves behind her longtime partner both on and off the dance floor, James Archie. She is survived by her three children, Deborah Hawkins and husband, Randy of Philadelphia TN, son, S. Edward Moor and wife, Diane of Chelmsford, MA, and daughter, Roxane Allen of Bangor; grandchildren, Jeremy Allen, Nicholas and Jessica Hawkins, and youngest light of her life, great-granddaughter Scarlet; brother, Ivan Higgins and his wife, Charlotte of Milo, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Harvard Moor in 1982, and her second husband, Don Burns in 1987. The family would like to thank the Yellow Team of Suncoast Hospice for their extraordinarily compassionate care these last few weeks. A funeral service will be held 11am, Friday July 22, 2016, at Brooking-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, with the Rev. Garnett Chute, pastor of the Hermon Baptist Church, officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 10 am until time of service, Friday. The family invites everyone to share in conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, immediately following the service Friday. Interment will be private for the family in Lakeview Cemetery, Hampden. Those who wish to remember Althea in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd Suite 300, Clearwater, FL 33760. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.Brookings-Smith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on July 21, 2016
Campbell, Bruce William - Orland  
Bruce William Campbell, 66, passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2016. He was born on March 13, 1950, in Old Town, the son of Clyde "Soup" William and Lyle Louise (McEachern) Campbell. Bruce graduated from Old Town High School, class of 1968, and attended All State Music Festival for two summers. He continued his education at EMVTI, now EMCC, graduating in 1972 with an Associate Degree in Electronics Technology, and worked for over 42 years at the Bucksport Paper Mill as an Electronics and Instrumentation Technician. Bruce loved hunting, fishing, being out on the water in his boat, spending time at his camp on Toddy Pond, as well as many "wicked fun canoe trips" with his sister, Jane, and EMVTI staff. He had a love and passion for music, playing both clarinet and saxophone, and singing in school chorus and church choir. He was a lifelong fan of Boston Red Sox and Maine Hockey, and traveled with his dad and nephews to many Hockey East tournaments. He enjoyed three boat trips last year, the Northwest Passage to Alaska from Seattle, a visit to Vinalhaven aboard the Rockland State Ferry, and a Katahdin cruise of Moosehead Lake. Bruce was a beloved father and grandfather, spending much of his time with family. If you ask anyone in Bruce's family they would tell you that he did the best "Cookie Monster" impression. Bruce is survived by his children, Amy Campbell and husband, Jason Merriam, of Rockland, Jennifer Allen and husband, John, of Surry and Jason Losier of Surry; grandchildren, Elliot and Miles Merriam, both of Rockland, and,Emma and Haley Allen, both of Surry; siblings, Barbara Hume and husband, Andrew, of Veazie, Jane Brann and husband, Joe, of Enfield and James Campbell and wife, Elizabeth, of Milford, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents. Family and friends will gather for a celebration of life on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 12-3 p.m. at Bruce's home, 32 Meadow Brook Lane in Orland. Memorial contributions in Bruce's memory may be made to the Huntington's Disease Foundation, Attn: Louise Vettor CEO, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, New York 10018 or to the website at www.hdsa.org . Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bucksport. mitchelltweedie-young.com
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