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Obituaries

Place an Obituary Honor the memory of a loved one with an in Memoriam, Card of Thanks or purchase a Memorial Bookmark For more information contact the Bangor Daily News Obituaries Department by email or reach us by phone, please call 207-990-8128 (toll-free 800-432-7964). Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. …

Obituaries

Make obituaries clear, historically accurate

I’ve been thinking about obituaries, having helped write a number of them over the years. There’s no right or wrong way, but there are things we can do to provide for clarity and historical …
KENT WARD

Obituaries a trove of information

In newspaper readership surveys it is not surprising to learn that the obituary pages rank high with readers over a certain age, and for the most basic of reasons: The brief biographical sketches tell us interesting things about the lives of  fellow citizens. Often, the listing of lifetime experiences and …

BDN Web site features obituaries back to 2003

What’s my favorite Web site? That’s an easy question with two answers. You can call it www.bangornews.com or www.bangordailynews.com Either address will get you there. The exciting news for today is that our obituary archive for the last few years, which was off-line for a bit while we put up …

BDN Web site features obituaries back to 2003

The exciting news for today is that our obituary archive for the last few years, which was off-line for a bit while we put up the new Web site, is back better than ever.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012: Obituaries, comics and robocalls

Make your voice heard Now that the elections are over, it is my hope that our newly elected and re-elected state and federal representatives will waste no time in focusing on the issues of concern to older Mainers and their families. Issues such as financial and health security are of …

Translating German obituaries, students help others unearth ancestry

BELLEVILLE, Illinois — Working in pairs, the fourth-year German students at Belleville East High School had different approaches to the challenging task at hand — translating an obituary from an old-time German newspaper in Belleville into English. Seniors Colin Creedon and Daniel Jackson chose to translate the old German dialect, …

Newspaper’s obituaries easily accessible online, in microfilm archives

Obituaries can be a great source of genealogical information, and a wonderful remembrance of a loved one. To see what a newspaper has to offer in obituaries online, go to its Web site. For the Bangor Daily News, go to www.bangornews.com or www.bangordailynews.com and click on Obituaries. The Web page …

One man’s case for the human touch in obituaries

It was a sad day when I picked up the morning newspaper to learn that Lt. Col. Frank P. Hopkins, 82, U.S. Air Force, retired, had died at his beloved home in Wallagrass on Jan. 30. We had been pen pals since I first encountered his biting wit years ago …

Rest of the obituary

Kent Ward closes his column, “One man’s case for the human touch in obituaries” (BDN, Feb. 3-4), with these words: “If I could receive one final note from my cherished pen pal, F. Penrose Hopkins, The Wallagrass Institute’s resident curmudgeon, I have absolutely no doubt what the message would be: …

Charles Jordan “Pud” Cummings

ALTON – A memorial service and celebration of life for Charles J. “Pud” Cummings will be held at 11:00 a.m. July 18 at the Alton United Methodist Church, 4527 Bennoch Road, Alton, ME with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. To see full obituary, visit: http://obituaries.bangordailynews.com/obituaries/bdnmaine/obituary.aspx?n=charles-jordan-cummings-pud&pid=173687721

Thomas and Nora Turner

DOVER-FOXCROFT – A memorial service for Thomas and Nora Turner, who died April 8, 2009, and April 11, 2013, respectively, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. Complete obituaries may be viewed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

KAREN SJOSTROM HEDGER

COREA and THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Graveside services for Karen Sjostrom Hedger will be held 1 p.m. June 25 at Prospect Harbor Cemetery. To view her obituary visit www.bangordailynews.com/2011/03/01/obituaries/karen-sjostrom-hedger.

EUGENE C. SHERIDAN JR.

ST. ALBANS – Eugene Sheridan, 49, died Sept. 6, 2007. Obituaries are published in the Waterville Morning Sentinel and the Rolling Thunder Express. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com

JACOB ALLEN ‘JAKE’ PAQUETTE

SOUTH THOMASTON – Jacob Allen “Jake” Paquette, 15, died Monday, July 20, 2009, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, from complications of juvenile diabetes. Friends and …

Kenneth Richard ‘Dick’ Trenholm

VENICE, FLA. – A memorial service for friends and family to gather and celebrate the life of K. Richard “Dick” Trenholm will be held on May 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM at DKB’s in Greenville, Maine with the Rev. Anne Purdy officiating. An open house reception will begin at 1:30 …

John Henry Dugan

CARMEL, CALIF. – John Henry Dugan, 67, passed away on Dec. 19, 2014. John lived in Carmel, Calif., where he owned J. H. Dugan Co. He previously lived in Chicago, Ill., and had been in the Plastics Executive Search Services Industry for 40 years. John was born Feb. 4, 1947, …

florent thibodeau

BAILEYVILLE AND FOREST HILLS, N.Y. – Florent “Tib” Thibodeau, 85, passed away Sept. 5, 2012, in Manhasset, N.Y., after a brief illness. He was born in 1926, in St. Francis, and spoke French fluently. He enjoyed telling stories about the old traditions of Acadian St. John Valley, spending time with …

LEONA A. WOOSTER

ROCKLAND – Leona A. Wooster, 84, wife of Carleton Wooster, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at her home. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at First Baptist Church, …