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Walter E. Shedd, longtime resident of Mattawamkeag and devoted husband of Maria L. Shedd. Mr. Shedd was born in Mattawamkeag December 28, 1924, the son of Prince H. Shedd and Stella Shedd Grant. He attended schools in Mattawamkeag and then served in the United States Army in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns from 1943 until 1946. He was employed at Forster Manufacturing, Stone and Webster and Great Northern Paper Company for 31 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 0013 and VFW Post 7409. Walter had a great love for hunting, fishing, photography and genealogy. He will be missed by family, friends and all who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 56)

Mark Johnston, of Winthrop, Campaign Chairman of the United Way of Kennebec Valley, and the numerous supporters of the United Way of Kennebec Valley for raising more than $1.41 million for local charities. This amount surpassed the original goal by more than $10,000. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Johnston for his dedication to the citizens of the State; (HLS 57)

Andrzej Radecki, of Fryeburg, on being named Lodging Employee of the Year at the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association's 90th Annual Awards Dinner. Mr. Radecki, who is now sauté chef and banquet handler, has been employed at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway for 19 years. We congratulate him on receiving this prestigious award; (HLS 58)

Jodie Lane, of New York and Maine, who was tragically killed by stray electrical current in New York City's East Village while walking her dog. Every summer Jodie returned to her family's summer camp on Sebago Lake. Her grandfather was A. Edward Langlois, former general manager of the Maine Port Authority and executive director of the Maine Innkeepers Association. At the time of her death, Jodie was working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in children. Her family hopes to complete and publish a book she was writing explaining OCD to children. We join Jodie's family and friends in mourning the loss of this generous, caring and nurturing person; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 59)

Ed Flaherty, of Portland, a new inductee into the American Baseball Association's Hall of Fame. Head baseball coach at the University of Southern Maine, Ed's career includes being named multiple times as the ABCA New England Coach of the year and also the "Little East" Coach of the year. In 1993, he was inducted into the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame; he is also a member of the Maine High School Baseball Hall of Fame. We congratulate Ed on receiving this distinctive recognition; (HLS 60)

Eleanor Spinney, of South Portland, on her 85th birthday, October 3, 2004. A native of Portland, Eleanor worked for 21 years at Pineland Hospital as a psychiatric aide and worked there after her retirement on an as-needed basis. Eleanor is the mother of 7 children. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 61)

Sister Annette Picard, of St. Agatha, as she celebrates 70 years of religious life as a Daughter of Wisdom. Sister Annette was born on May 1, 1916 in Grand Isle, the daughter of Vital and Delia Picard. She became a Daughter of Wisdom on February 2, 1935 in Ottawa, Canada. Her ministry has been one of community service; as a talented seamstress, she adapted readily to serving the needs around her. In her long religious life, she has served in Ottawa; Brooklyn, New York; Ozone Park, Queens, New York; Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York; and Portsmouth, Virginia. Sister Annette is in her 23rd year of service in St. Agatha. She has 5 sisters: Sister Lucille Picard, D.W., Brentwood, New York; Constance Lachance, Madawaska; Louise Perry, Bangor; Gloria Lajoie, Lac Baker, Canada; and Jacqueline Orne, Orlando, Florida. We congratulate Sister Annette on her many years of service and for her many contributions in her ministry; (HLS 62)

Brenda Caldwell, of Gorham, who is retiring after 28 years as the Town Clerk of Gorham. Brenda has acted in many capacities during her tenure, including superintendent of cemeteries, acting town manager and instructor for many municipal management classes; in addition, she has also been active in many civic organizations. She has been officially honored for many of her contributions and in 1999 was named the State's first and only recipient of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks' Quill Award. This prestigious award recognizes members who have made a significant and exemplary contribution to the community, state and peers. We recognize Brenda's energy and thoughtful leadership and congratulate her on her retirement; (HLS 63)

Timothy Polky, of St. George, for 25 years of service as Fire Chief of the St. George Fire Department. Since joining the department as a junior firefighter 35 years ago, he has dedicated himself to the service of public safety. At age 25, he was elected to serve as chief, and he has continued in that capacity since then, well known and respected throughout the fire-service community. Chief Polky is a certified instructor, and he serves on the regional hazmat response team. For two weeks in 2003 he helped the National Fire Service battle forest fires in Montana. We extend our appreciation to him for his hard work and thank him for his many contributions in safeguarding Maine's citizens; (HLS 64)

Gordon F. Jarvis, of East Millinocket, beloved husband of Theresa for 53 years. A World War II veteran of the United States Navy, "Sonny" was a longtime employee of Great Northern Paper Company where he held the positions of fire chief and safety supervisor. He was a member and past president of the Maine State Fire Instructors Association; he assisted in the reorganization of the East Millinocket Fire Department and served as assistant fire chief trainer for many years. "Sonny" was also involved in the reorganization of the local Boy Scouts and was a proud Fourth Degree member of St. Peter's Knights of Columbus. He was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church where he had served as an usher since the age of 9. We join his family, friends and community in mourning his loss; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 65)

Samuel Oley Sides, of Sherman Mills, a member of Boy Scout Troop #202, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Samuel on this accomplishment; (HLS 66)

the Lebanon First Responders for their dedicated service in protecting life and property throughout the years. We are grateful to them for their many selfless contributions to the community and State; (HLS 67)

the Berwick First Responders for their dedicated service in protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend our appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions; (HLS 68)

Barbara Patrock, of Biddeford, who has been named the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier's Great Person of the Year. She was nominated for this annual award for helping the less fortunate by organizing the collection of food baskets. Barbara is an employee at Wood Structures in Saco. We congratulate her on her receiving this distinctive recognition; (HLS 69)

John Williams, of Norway, on his retirement from the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. He has served the towns of the Oxford Hill region for nearly 11 years as executive director and, more recently, as president and chief executive officer of the chamber. Since 1994, the chamber has experienced growth in both membership and in the development of products and services. In the last 10 years, the membership has grown from fewer than 200 members to more than 300. Mr. Williams was named the 2000 State of Maine Executive Director of the Year by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and also served as Vice President of the Maine Lakes and Mountains Tourism Council. We thank him for his dedication to the Oxford Hills region and wish him continued success in his future pursuits; (HLS 70)

Clara Campbell Hathaway, of Island Falls, on the occasion of her 98th birthday, February 5, 2005. Clara was born and has lived most of her life in Island Falls, where she raised 4 children. She has been a very active member in her community, where she is a 64-year member of the Katahdin Club and a member of the Wittier Congregational Church and has served as the librarian at the Katahdin Public Library. She is a dynamic member of the Bridge Club and continues to enjoy driving her own car. We congratulate her and extend our best wishes on this very special occasion; (HLS 71)

Edward S. Godfrey, III, founding Dean of the University of Maine School of Law and a former Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. A veteran of the United States Army from 1941 to 1946, he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. Under his leadership as Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, the new school quickly achieved accreditation and became one of the nation's finest small law schools. In 1976, Governor James B. Longley appointed Dean Godfrey to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. From 1984 to 1987, Dean Godfrey served as chairman of the Maine Labor Relations Board. He also served at various times as a member of the Board of the Portland Urban Renewal Authority, the Maine Judicial Council, the Maine Bar Foundation and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Dean Godfrey held honorary degrees from Union University and the University of Southern Maine. He enjoyed reading and gardening and he was a Life Master bridge player. He was respected by all who knew him for his intellectual depth and strength of character. He was loved for his dry humor, kindness and greatness of spirit. His generosity to his students and colleagues was legendary. He was a mentor to many, a wealth of wit, an inspiration to all he taught and to all whose lives he touched. We join his family, friends, community and colleagues in grieving his loss; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 72)

Adam Crowley, of Carmel, a member of Boy Scout Troop #18, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Adam on this accomplishment; (HLS 73)

Jonathan Carter, of Kittery, who having served as Town Manager of Wells since 1988 is leaving to assume the position of Town Manager in Kittery. Jon has made numerous worthy contributions to the town, including developing a working relationship with the environmental community, and strengthening the partnership between the Town and Wells Reserve. We recognize the many achievements the Town of Wells has realized under his leadership and advocacy and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 74)

Philip and Jean Turner, of Caribou, on the occasion of their 61st wedding anniversary, January 25, 2005. They were married in Boston by the Reverend Gordon Brownville and they had three children. They have been upstanding citizens of their community. While Philip is most recognized for his published historical novels based on Aroostook County, both Philip and Jean remain active in various civic organizations. They are also members of the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church. We extend our congratulations to them and wish them many more years of happiness together; (HLS 75)

Abbie Armstrong, of Brewer, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Abbie on this accomplishment; (HLS 76)

Craig Russell, of Eddington, a member of Boy Scout Troop #1, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Craig on this accomplishment; (HLS 77)

Nicholas J. Ault, of Brewer, a member of Boy Scout Troop #1, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Nicholas on this accomplishment; (HLS 78)

the Very Reverend Richard E. Harvey, of Brewer, a well-known and much-loved local Catholic priest. A veteran of the United States Navy, Fr. Harvey was ordained into the priesthood in 1951. His first assignment was as associate pastor at St. John's Catholic Church in Bangor; he then went to Stonington as pastor at St. Mary of the Sea where he was appointed the first Catholic chaplain at Maine Maritime Academy. He served as pastor at St. Joseph's in Brewer for 25 years before retiring in 1995. He will be lovingly remembered as a compassionate man whose firm hand and blunt tongue instilled a great respect in those who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 79)

John F. Boyle, of Bangor, and formerly of Hampden and Presque Isle. A veteran of the Army Air Corp and a recipient of the Purple Heart, he retired after 30 years of active service in the United States Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a potato market news reporter from 1960 until his retirement in 1984. John was a man of many interests, was a respected member of the communities in which he lived and was involved in many church and community organizations. His varied accomplishments include being an avid Boy Scout leader for 40 years; serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Eastern Maine Medical Center for many years and being an enthusiastic and dedicated troop greeter at Bangor International Airport. John's favorite hobby was raising and showing rabbits. We join his family, friends and community in mourning the loss of this proud family man and dedicated citizen; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 80)

Adrien M. Fundis, of Lewiston, a freshman at Lewiston High School, who has been selected for the Mayor's Citation of Excellence for January. He was recognized for his exemplary efforts as a youth leader who is dedicated to improving the lives of others. Adrien has led numerous community service projects since Thanksgiving, including participation in a Red Cross blood drive, the CHIPS child identification program, Salvation Army Christmas efforts, outreach activities to veterans at Togus and fund raising for the tsunami relief efforts. We applaud his extraordinary and unselfish achievements and extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 81)

Trisha Lynn MacDonald, of Millinocket, who recently scored her 1,000th career point in basketball for the Stearns High School "Minutemen." We congratulate her on this achievement; (HLS 82)

Rose Perreault Shink, of Jay, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, February 9, 2005. She and her late husband Francois, who moved to the United States from Quebec, Canada seeking employment, had 3 children. A homemaker, Rose enjoyed quilting, knitting, playing cards and welcoming family and friends from Canada. We congratulate her on this very special occasion and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 83)

Marguerite ("Mike") Rand Osgood Holbrook, of Wayne, on the occasion of her 96th birthday, December 20, 2004. She was born in Gardiner and has lived in Wayne for 43 years. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this very special occasion; (HLS 84)

Arline Rebecca Andrews Lovejoy, of Wayne, a highly respected and prominent member of her community, who was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1989. She managed Andrews Market in Winthrop from 1932 to 1968 and taught English at Monmouth Academy from 1968 to 1981; she was an active member of BPW for more than 50 years, serving in many leadership positions on local, state and New England levels. Mrs. Lovejoy was a founding member of CODA Chorus and sang in church choirs for many years. She taught Sunday school at the Winthrop Methodist Church for 20 years, was treasurer of the 30 Mile River Snowmobile Club for many years, presided over the Kennebec Retired Teachers Association for 2 years, was a member of the Winthrop Town Budget Committee and was a founding member of the Winthrop Area Development Association. She chaired Winthrop's Bicentennial in 1971 and wrote a family history entitled "Faith's Heritage." Mrs. Lovejoy will be sadly missed by her family, friends and community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 85)

The Foster Vocational Technical Center Firefighters Class at Mt. Blue High School, in Farmington, on the completion of its 4th successful fire-fighter program. Students from 6 surrounding communities have completed the rigorous requirements through their course work that qualifies them to be certified firefighters by the State. We recognize the importance of the fire-fighter class at the Foster Vocational Technical Center and appreciate the efforts of the students, mentors, local fire departments, sponsors and staff for their contributions in making this program so successful; (HLS 86)

Ralph B. Moore, of Millinocket, a veteran of the United States Army who served in the Battle of the Bulge with the 3rd Army Combat Engineers in Germany. He retired from Great Northern Paper Company after 42 years of service as a machinist, roll grinder and blacksmith. Ralph enjoyed time with his family, going to his camp at North Twin, fishing, hunting and snow sledding. He was an active member of the Northern Timber Cruisers, VFW Post No. 4154 and the First Congregational Church of Millinocket. He will be sadly missed by Marjory, his wife of 58 years, his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 87)

Anna Russell Greenlaw, of Island Falls and Orono, wife of the late Claude L. Greenlaw. She was an educator for 37 years in the County, where she also served as a principal for several years. Mrs. Greenlaw was a member of St. Agnes Sodality, Katahdin Club, the Maine Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association and was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 88)

Harold A. Miller, of Alton, Town Selectman since 1996. He attended the University of Maine and was employed as a police officer for the Town of Lincoln and was a foreman for H.E. Sargent for many years before his retirement in 1994. Recently Harold was working with Catholic Charities of Maine in the juvenile services program and was justifiably proud of his accomplishments with youth. He was a member of several fraternal organizations, including Odd Fellows No. 96 of Lincoln and the Old Town Elks Lodge No. 1287. He will be sadly missed by family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 89)

Ethel Ruth Smith, of Eliot, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, February 27, 2005. Sister of retired State Senator Walter Hichens, Ethel spent more than 99 years of her life in Lynn, Massachusetts where she volunteered for the Salvation Army and was a member of the Austin Square Baptist Church. She worked at the Lynn Institution for Savings for 45 years, retiring as head of the insurance division. She has witnessed numerous historical events, including watching the Red Sox win the World Series in both 1918 and 2004. We congratulate Ethel on this very special occasion and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 90)

Lynn Brown, of Standish, on being named Maine's Assistant Principal of the Year for 2005 by the Maine Principals' Association. Assistant principal at Bonny Eagle High School, she was presented the award based on her accomplishments as an educational leader, her strong student-centered approach to student management, her commitment to collaborative leadership in her school, her contributions to the Maine Principals' Association and her profession. We congratulate Lynn on receiving this honor and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 91)

the students of D.W. Lunt Elementary School, of Falmouth, for their successful coin drive for the victims of the tsunami disaster in South Asia. We congratulate them on their unselfish efforts to help others; (HLS 92)

Ellie MacEwan, of Falmouth, who led the drive at Falmouth Middle School to help victims of the tsunami in South Asia. The sale of note cards, called Notes of Hope, were decorated with drawings by many students at the school. To date, the sale has realized more than $3,800. We recognize Ellie's thoughtful orchestration of the project and appreciate the efforts of the students at Falmouth Middle School on their unselfish and successful accomplishment; (HLS 93)

Eugene S. Boddy, of Millinocket, a prominent businessman in the community who was associated with the family business, Boddy's Dairy, and "The Creemy." He was also custodian at the Millinocket Middle School. Eugene served on the Millinocket School Board for 9 years, was a Boy Scout leader, a Little League coach, a basketball official and assisted with the Stearns High School football teams. He enjoyed rug braiding, cooking, cribbage and gardening. He was a member and communicant of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry and was sexton for many years. This dedicated and caring man will be fondly remembered by family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 94)

Claude Deschene, of East Millinocket, who retired from Great Northern Paper Company in 1981. Claude and his beloved wife of 60 years, Winnifred, enjoyed retirement by traveling to Arizona, the West Coast and British Columbia visiting family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he and his wife spent many summers at Nesowadnehunk Lake fishing, barbecuing and sitting by campfires with friends. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 95)

Peter Connolly, of Windham, for 40 years of service as a teacher and track coach at Windham High School. We applaud his professional dedication and extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 96)

the Windham Rotary Club and Tom Noonan, of Windham, organizers of the annual Windham Rotary DerbyFest. Acclaimed by Field and Stream magazine as one of the 5 best ice fishing tournaments in the country, the derby and festival promote community spirit in the Sebago Lake Region. The event also contributes thousands of dollars to Maine charitable organizations such as the Maine Children's Cancer Program, Camp Sunshine, DARE and other under-funded community projects. To aid in conservation efforts, some of the proceeds also benefit the Sebago Anglers' Smelt Restoration Project and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. We applaud the generosity of spirit and time of the Windham Rotary Club and Tom Noonan; (HLS 97)

Diane Curtis, of Augusta, a 4th grade teacher at Manchester Elementary School, who recently achieved National Board Certification. She has taught for 11 years in Manchester and was an Educational Technician for 7 years prior to becoming a teacher. We congratulate Diane on her achievement; (HLS 98)

Nicholas Dean, of Edgecomb, admired author, adventurer and award-winning maritime historian who rescued the Snow Squall, the last surviving American clipper ship. Raised on Long Island, New York, he attended Harvard University and Dartmouth College. At the age of 15, he found his lifelong love of the sea as a deckhand on the Boothbay Harbor research vessel Blue Dolphin. A student of the photographer Ansel Adams, he taught photography and fine printmaking at the Portland School of Art. For ten years he worked in Dr. Edwin Land's laboratory for the Polaroid Corporation. His works appeared in such classic regional and architectural photography books as Bulfinch's Boston and Portland: Greater Portland Landmarks. As an academic historian, his articles appeared in publications such as "Smithsonian" and the "British Museum Encyclopedia of Maritime Archeology." A founder of the Snow Squall Project, for a decade he traveled to the Falkland Islands to recover the remains of the last American clipper ship, the Maine-built Snow Squall. Defending the vessel in the Falkland War, in 1987 his team returned much of the ship to the Spring Point Museum in South Portland. His book about the adventure, Snow Squall: The Last American Clipper Ship won the 2002 John Lyman Book Award from the North American Society for Oceanic History. As a writer, raconteur and outspoken advocate for historic preservation, he will be fondly remembered by his family, his wide circle of friends and readers and all who treasure the heritage of Mainers "who went down to the sea in ships, and sought their work upon the Great Waters"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 99)

Elizabeth Irene Greene Gorham, of Portland, beloved mother, grandmother and friend. A proud native of Portland, Elizabeth was the sixth of fifteen children born to Michael and Elizabeth Donahue Greene and attended local city schools. She married Joseph M. Gorham in 1941, and they made their home in the Irish neighborhood of Munjoy Hill and later Woodfords Corner, Portland. After raising four children she successfully pursued her G.E.D. in 1964 and under the new Equal Employment Opportunity Act became the first woman in Maine to train as a telephone installation and repair technician for the old New England Telephone Company. In her career she proudly rose from washing floors for the N.E.T. to serve as longtime Union Steward of IBEW Local 2327. Active in the Cathedral Grammar School Mother's Club, she was active in political and community affairs all her life, pressing upon her family the importance of participating in political and public affairs in our democracy. She proudly saw all her children pursue successful lives, one son becoming President of the Maine AFL-CIO and another a Portland City Councillor. She will be sadly missed by her large and loving family, including her small great-grandchildren, and her large circle of friends in the greater community she graced with her willing hands and winning smile to enrich Maine and Portland, Longfellow's city "That is seated by the Sea..."; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 100)



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