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Marie Clifford

Oct 16, 1937 - Oct 20, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Cape Rosier Marie G. Clifford, 86, died at her home on October 20, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born October 16, 1937, in Stillwater, the daughter of Ronald T. and Rita (Dupuis) Grant.Marie was a wonderful mother. Her family was first and foremost in her heart and life. They were the center of her world, and she, the center of her family's world. Marie loved to cook and was well known for her cookies, squares, yeast rolls, and many other things. She was a member of the PTA while her ch...Read More

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Kris Keoki Henderson

Sep 04, 1952 - Feb 02, 2024

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Blue Hill, ME

BLUE HILL - Kris Keoki Henderson, 71, died unexpectedly Feb. 2, 2024, in Blue Hill. He was born Sept. 4, 1952, in Honolulu, then the Territory of Hawaii, to George Hunter Henderson Jr. and Muriel (Muggs) Henderson. His middle name Keoki translates to George in Hawaiian. He grew up in Utah, California and Venezuela as his father’s career evolved with the family returning back to Utah in his teens. After graduating from high school and losing both of his parents, he went to work at Snowbird Ski Resort where he stayed for 10 years and where he first met his wife, Hanna McCrum. After their marriage in 1987, they continued Hanna’s seasonal routine of spending every summer in Blue Hill. During the off-season, they lived in NYC, CT and then moved west to Phoenix, AZ where they spent 25 years. Kris enjoyed his years as a retailer/distributor of Rainbow Play Systems which he sold throughout Arizona. In the spring of 2018, Kris and Hanna moved full-time to Blue Hill. Although Kris spent some of the last 5 years battling various health issues, he loved living on the coast of Maine. Throughout his life, Kris pursued outdoor activities such as skiing, motorcycling, golfing, fly fishing, bird shooting, and occasionally going on a moose hunt. Kris is survived by Hanna, his wife of 36 years; daughters, Emma-Claire of Portland, ME; Whitney (Carter Schrage) of Phoenix, AZ; and Morgan in UT; his grandson, Enzo England and Enzo’s father, Dan in UT. He is also survived by his sister, Suzanne (Barry) Adams of Mapleton, UT and first cousin, Mary Ann Lee of Salt Lake City, UT and their families. In addition, members of Hanna’s extended clan survive him including Marcia B. McCrum and many McCrums, Bulls and Messexs. Details for a memorial are being worked out. Gifts may be made in Kris’ memory to the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, PO Box 222, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

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Emil J Andy, Jr.

Jul 13, 1943 - Feb 11, 2024

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Blue Hill, ME

Blue Hill Emil J Andy, Jr., 80, passed away Feb 11, 2024, at the Blue Hill Hospital surrounded by his family and beloved dog Alex. He was born July 13, 1943, the son of Emil and Irene (Lemieux) Andy in Augusta, ME. He graduated from Cony High School and Gorham State Teachers College. He started his lifelong teaching career at Potter Academy and Marshwood Junior High following graduation. This was interrupted by service in the Air Force as a programming specialist at Otis Air Force Base, after graduating with honors from a training course at Sheppard Air Force Base. After an honorable discharge in 1970, Emil and his family came to Blue Hill and George Stevens Academy, where he would serve as a teacher, assistant headmaster, and trustee over the next 40+ years. He cared deeply for GSA. He touched the lives of countless students, faculty, and staff who experienced his unique blend of intelligence, wit, strong opinions, and concern for their wellbeing. Emil was an accomplished self-taught hobbyist. In various summers he worked with his family fishing lobster and crab, cutting firewood, and creating a computerized index of RC plane magazine articles. He also enjoyed woodworking, welding, flying planes with the R/C Gulls, model building, car and tractor restoration, and metal machining. He was especially proud of the ‘63 Austin-Healey Sprite he and Ellie restored along with a ‘51 Ford 8n tractor from his sister Judy that he brought back to life. Always an active person, Emil enjoyed tennis (he played for Gorham State), fishing, and especially golf. He was a golf coach at GSA and was a long-time member of the Blue Hill Country Club, where he served on the Building and Grounds Committee, and was a member of the Bar Harbor Golf Club in Trenton, ME. Additionally, he served as a member of the Blue Hill Fire Dept for many years. Later in life, he and his various dogs enjoyed many walks in the Blue Hill area. Devoted to his family, Emil and Ellie made many trips to the Youngstown, OH area where Mark, Laura, and Dominic live. His grandson introduced him to Legos, and they enjoyed building many models together as well as talking about mathematics. An avid reader, especially of non-fiction, he enjoyed discussing and sharing books with his daughter-in-law. When traveling to Ohio became too difficult, he used his love of technology to keep up with his son’s family via video conferencing. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Eleanor (Ellie); son Mark and wife Laura, and their son Dominic; sisters Jane, Judy, and Earlene; and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his infant son David. Emil was greatly loved and will be missed. There will be a celebration of his life this summer in Blue Hill, ME. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Emil’s memory to George Stevens Academy, 23 Union St., Blue Hill, 04614. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

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Myrne L. Gagne

Jun 24, 1937 - Jan 14, 2024

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Blue Hill, ME

Hermon Myrne L. Gagne, 86, died January 14, 2024. She was born June 24, 1937, in Patten, the daughter of Harold and Alta (Arbo) Noyes. Myrna grew up on the Noyes farm in Hersey Maine. She was very proud of the fact that at a very young age she was driving a tractor for her father and helping in the potato fields. She attended high school in Island Falls, Maine where she met her lifelong friend Cora Savage. Myrna looked forward to returning to Patten every July right up until July 2023, to attend her high school class reunion and enjoy time with her classmates and with Cora. Myrna married twice and had 5 children. She lived most of her adult life in Meriden, CT. She worked at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft with her second husband and retired from there about 25 years ago. Myrna was always known for her hard work ethic and her kind heart. She was loving and caring and always gave herself to her family selflessly and lovingly. She enjoyed being with, and was proud of, her large family. She loved hosting gatherings of family, friends and neighbors and cooking everyone's favorite dishes. She enjoyed many activities with her friend Jene and loved to tell stories of their fun times together. She is survived by her second husband of 49 years, Joseph Gagne, and her five children; Terry Perry and wife Michelle, Donalene Lounder and husband Tim, Jay Perry and wife Kathy, Timmy Perry and partner Kelly, Jeremy Gagne and wife Allison and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Myrna was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Fred, and Archie Noyes. Services will be announced in the spring. Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

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Ardene Rae Delano Scroggy

Jan 29, 1936 - Dec 26, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Blue Hill After a short illness and a grand life of nearly 88 years, Ardene Rae Delano Scroggy passed away at home on December 26, 2023. She passed away at home and was surrounded by her family and caregiver. Ardene was born and raised in Bangor, ME. After marriage, she, and her husband (Jim Scroggy) moved to Lake George, NY, to raise their two children, Rebecca, and John. After working for the Lake George, NY, school system for over thirty years, Ardene moved to Blue Hill, Maine, to enjoy retirement with her husband. Their love for all animals, especially cats and dogs, was nourished by becoming active and on the Board of the Ark Animal Shelter, Cherryfield, Maine. Ardene is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Scroggy-Gould of Blue Hill, her husband William, and their son Cody (Austin, TX). She is further survived by her son, John Scroggy of Cohasset, Massachusetts, his children, Brittany Scroggy-Townsend, and his great-granddaughter, Lillian Townsend of Ballston Spa, NY. Ashley Scroggy-Spaulding (Patrick Spaulding) and great-grandson Henry Patrick Spaulding of Glens Falls, NY. Granddaughter Courtney Rae Scroggy of Austin, TX. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Carl and Lillian Delano of Bangor, Maine. Her husband, James Ivan Scroggy, of Blue Hill, Maine, and her Grandson, Nicholas (Nico) James Scroggy, of Lake George, New York. We want to give a special thank you to the caregivers who treated Ardene like their own mother. She loved their time together and lived her best years with their love and support. Thank you to Sandy Nevells, Mellisa Petrik, Annette Nevells, and Mary Webster. We will always hold you deep in our hearts. The Scroggy family requests donations to the Ark Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME,04622, instead of cards and flowers. A Spring family gathering will be planned at their camp in Cape Rosier, ME. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

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Anne Johnson

Jun 19, 1936 - Dec 14, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Blue Hill Anne Richardson Johnson, 87, formerly of West Hartford CT and Boca Grande FL, died December 14, 2023 at home in Blue Hill, Maine. She was born on June 19, 1936 to Frank E. Richardson Jr. (Bud) and Rosamound Richardson, in Sewickley PA. Anne graduated from The Westover School in 1954 and earned a B. A. from Connecticut College in 1958 and a Masters in Social Work from U. Conn in 1978. She subsequently worked at the U. Conn School of Social Work, Connecticut General Insurance, and at the Connecticut State Capitol. Anne was very active in the communities where she lived. She volunteered as a docent at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford CT, was the President of the Garden Club of Hartford and was an active member of the Garden Club of America. She was a long-time member of the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford CT, and a member of the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club in Blue Hill ME and of the Blue Hill Country Club which she served as President for four years. She was known as a cheerful if serious competitor at tennis, golf and paddle tennis and in later life for her crack bridge game. Anne and her husband also greatly appreciated the world travel they were able to enjoy after their children were grown. Anne is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward (Ted) Johnson and her daughters, Elizabeth Johnson (Jim Marrs) of West Hartford CT, Mimi Johnson of Bradenton FL, and Laura Hill (Glenn) of Wellesley MA, and by her adored grandchildren, Timothy, Caroline, John and Eliza Hill. She is also survived by her siblings Frank Richardson (Kimba), Thomas Richardson (Joy), Beth Clements (Robin), Susan Richardson, and John Richardson (Renee) and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Gray. A service will be held next summer in Blue Hill, Maine. Condolences may be expressed at www. jordanfernald. com

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Rita Fernando

Nov 10, 1932 - Nov 13, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Hancock Rita Fernando, age 91, died November 13, 2023, after suffering several years from dementia. Born November 10, 1932, in Sri Lanka to Jayawickremege Simon Fernando (an obstetrician) and Margaret Helen Vaidyakularatna, she emigrated to the United States after completing high school in Sri Lanka. There, she joined several expatriated family members and obtained a job with the UN, where she stayed until her retirement in 1992. At the UN, she worked for the Executive Office and, later, the Postal Division. After retiring from the UN, Rita immersed herself in her obsession: tennis. Rita was an accomplished tennis player and loved the sport. She played daily. Tennis was how Rita first connected with her lifelong friend and companion, Dr. Barbara Kent; they met at tennis competitions while both were living in New York. Rita's path to Maine and her cherished home in Hancock Point began as a result of her relationship with Barbara. Upon her retirement, Rita added a wing to Barbara's house where she summered through 2003, returning to Florida for the winter months so that she could play tennis year-round in Florida and Maine. Barbara and Rita's home abutted the tennis courts in Hancock Point. They 'lived' on the HPVIS tennis courts which Rita fiercely guarded and protected, heading the HPVIS Tennis committee for many years. Slightly built and just over 5 feet tall, Rita was fearless, regularly taking on anyone who didn't abide by the tennis court rules. When the indoor tennis center was built in Ellsworth, Rita ended her commute between Florida and Maine, opting to live year-round in Hancock because she was able to play tennis year-round. For the next decade, Rita and Barbara spent their time playing tennis, traveling around the world and being active in social and charitable activities throughout Hancock and down east Maine. When Barbara died in 2013, Rita became a beloved fixture in the home of Susan Scherbel and Dr. Thomas E. Flynn, her closest neighbors on Hancock Point. As Rita's knee injuries worsened in 2018-2019, Rita had to give up tennis and started spending her winters in Sedona, AZ. Despite increasingly failing health, Rita still managed to hike and go sightseeing/birdwatching. When her health deteriorated sharply in 2020, Rita moved to the memory care facility at Birch Bay, where she was lovingly cared for until her recent death. In addition to tennis, Rita was passionate about her cairn terriers. Her favorite dog was Tinker; her last two dogs were Toto and Ruddy, who predeceased Rita. Although Rita had no formal education beyond high school, Rita was extremely intelligent, well-read, and intellectually curious. She had strong opinions and regularly carried on lively exchanges with Barbara, Susan, Tom, the Flynn children and her friends about politics, the arts, history -- just about anything. Rita was honest and direct. She was a fiercely loyal friend. She appreciated good wine, exotic foods and was a renowned Sri Lankan cook--who'd frequently delight her friends with a "curry. " Rita is survived by several nephews and nieces: Lalini Gunewardena, Anthony Fernando, Priyanthi Benefict, Rohan Fernando, Anne Fernando, Andrew Jayawickreme, Mary Conrad and Christopher Fernando. There will be a private memorial service for her friends and family in the summer of 2024. Donations should be made to Friends in Action, Hancock Humane Society and Acadia Community Tennis (Rita was a board member). Condolences may be expressed at www. jordanfernald. com

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Shalbajean Farren

Aug 01, 1939 - Dec 03, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Addison Shalbajean "Mammie" Farren age 84 of Addison, fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family, unexpectedly on December 3, 2023. She was born on August 1, 1939 in Harrington to the late Sidney and Beryl (Seavey) Mitchell. Shalba graduated from Harrington High School in 1957. She married her best friend and love of her life, Phillip Farren, on July 2, 1959. She was blessed with a large and loving family. She was very dedicated to her Lord and Savior, Jesus, and lived out a life of faith that was evident to all who knew her. She was a lifelong member of the Harrington Advent Christian church, now Down East Christian church. "Mammie" truly lived life to the fullest. A permanent fixture at any family gathering or sporting event, she was her grandkids' and great-grandkids #1 fan. If there was a baby nearby, Mammie would be "by lowing". She was the official baby whisperer. She was dearly loved by faculty members and students alike at Harrington Elementary School where she worked for many years. Shalba is survived by her son Sid and wife Dianne, son Everett and wife Paula, daughter Pam Libby and husband Jeff, and son Phillip ll and wife Missy; grandchildren: April and the father of her children, Jeff, Mitchell and wife, Jenn, Tabatha, Charles, Jeffrey and wife, Erin, Joseph, and wife Bre, Tiffany and husband, Tim, Nancy, Heather, and Braden, along with many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Phillip, sister Yvonne and her husband Larry, and parents, Parents-in-law, Prescott and Nataline Farren, Sisters-in-law, Elaine, Rosalee, Barbara and husband Everett, Sandra, and Brother-in-law Buddy. She will be missed greatly by so many--family and many special friends, including Gail Toby, Brenda Beal her lifelong friend and cousin, Christina Gott. She was "Mammie" to so many more than her family. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, Dec 8th at 11:00 A. M at Downeast Christian Church, Marshville Road, Harrington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Down East Christian Church, P. O. Box 189, Harrington, ME 04643 Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald ,113 Franklin St. Ellsworth Condolences may be expressed at www. jordanfernald. com

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Gertrud Champe

Feb 14, 1935 - Nov 28, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Surry Gertrud Graubart Champe, 88, died after a short illness November 28, 2023, at a Blue Hill Hospital. She was born February 14, 1935, in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Paula von Haimberger and Peter Zacharias Graubart. The family fled Europe in 1938 to the United States via Havana, Cuba and ultimately settled in New York City. Gertrud graduated from Wellesley College in 1955 and subsequently received a Master of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Virginia in 1958. Gertrud discovered her true passion in literature and language studies and so pursued and received a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa in 1974. She remained teaching at the University until her retirement in 2001. Thereafter, Gertrud moved to Surry, Maine to care for her mother Paula and to continue her career as a translator in German, French and Latin. Gertrud was always engaged in learning and the history of ideas, she enjoyed her community, her garden and was an active and devoted member of her Catholic parish. Gertrud is survived by her sons Mark Champe of San Francisco, California, Peter Champe of Longmont, Colorado and three grandchildren Alexander Champe Gilliland, Uma Champe and Benjamin Champe. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Ellsworth at 10 am, Saturday December 2, 2023. A celebration of her life will take place in late spring with a date and time to be determined. Condolences may be expressed at www. jordanfernald. com

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Susanne Noessel

Oct 11, 1947 - Nov 29, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Brooklin Susanne C. Noessel, 76, passed away at her home November 29, 2023. She was born in Castine, October 11, 1947, the daughter of Leon and Shirley (Staples) Cousins. She graduated from Brooklin High School in 1965. She attended Eastern Maine General Hospital school of nursing graduating in 1968 and St. Josephs College in 1984. Susanne worked in the nursing field for over 30 years. She and Bob have been married for 55 years. Susanne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brooklin and served as church clerk for 30 years. She also served on many committees and boards, and was a member of the Brooklin Keeping Society. She loved music, reading and knitting. She is survived by her husband Bob of 55 years; sons, Derrik and wife Stephanie of Melrose, MA; and Jeremy and wife Louise of Richmond RI; granddaughter, Milana of Melrose, MA; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Dyer and Karen Cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Galen. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth Condolences may be expressed at www. jordanfernald

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Frances Bowden

Nov 09, 1947 - Nov 24, 2023

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Blue Hill, ME

Otter Creek Frances Spratt Bowden, 76, died November 24, 2023, at her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1947 in Bar Harbor the daughter of Allison Hugh "Huck" and Anne Helene (Ellwell) Spratt. Fran graduated from Bar Harbor High School in the class of 1965. Fran was married to Dennis Carr of Northeast Harbor and then later married David Bowden. Fran owned Flicks in Northeast Harbor and then went on to work in other places including Sonogee Estates, the Quarter Deck Restaurant, Epi's, and Paradis Hardware. Fran was a devoted animal lover and enjoyed feeding and watching birds as well as rescuing stray and feral cats. Fran is survived by her son Jonathan Carr and wife Susan; grandson Benjamin Carr, all of Auburn. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Donnie Spratt. Friends are invited to call Dec. 8, 2023, from 4-6pm at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St. , Mt. Desert where funeral services will be held 10 am, Dec. 9, 2023. Interment will be at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor. Those who desire may make contributions in Fran's memory to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Rd. , Trenton, 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www. jordanfernald. com

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