HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
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230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802
Hobbs Funeral Home
South Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 799-4472
Elizabeth A. Hobbs
South Portland, Maine
Hobbs Funeral Home
Phone: (207) 883-5599
March 3, 1928 - October 18, 2014
SOUTH PORTLANDTheresa M. Fox, 86, of South Portland, passed away on October 18, 2014, at the South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Van Buren, Maine, on March 3, 1928, the daughter of John and Louise (McIntosh) Tardif, and was educated in Portland schools.
Theresa worked at Springers Jewelers for twenty years, and later worked at the Fashion Bug in South Portland for five years. Terry was very customer service oriented and always found a way to please the customers.
Theresas hobbies included cross-stitching, and she cross-stitched the Portland Lighthouse for each of her sons. Terry enjoyed her many trips to the sandy beaches of Aruba and frequent trips to Las Vegas, with her husband Ken.
She was a past communicant of Holy Cross Church in South Portland. She was a member of the Emblem Club, Elks Lodge #188.
Theresa was predeceased by her parents and one son, John Wayne Roberts, who was killed in the Vietnam War (1967) and memorialized by the naming of the John Roberts Road near the Maine Mall in South Portland.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth W. Fox of South Portland; five children, Frances Shaw and her husband Rick of Cranston, RI, Steven D. Roberts and his wife Yen of Cranston, RI, Kenneth M. Fox of South Portland, Brian K. Fox of Algonquin, IL, Glenn A. Fox of Buxton, ME; two sisters, Bernadette Tirabassi of Portland, ME and Marie Basmajian and her husband Gregory of Falmouth, MA; eight grandchildren, Johnny, Kelley, Nalani, Felicia, Tyler, Ben, Nate and Danny; two great grandchildren, Stevie and Caleb.
Visiting hours will be 4-7 p.m., Monday, October 20 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 21 at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to: South Portland Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 42 Anthoine Street, South Portland, ME 04106 or Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.
March 16, 1919 - October 14, 2014
Wright, James R.- 95, of South Portland, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2014 at the Maine Veterans Home after living a long, full life. James was born in Ashland, Maine on March 16, 1919, a son of Lloyd and Mary Olean (Thibodeau) Wright. On May 7, 1940, Jim married the late Josephine Beaulieu Wright, the love of his life. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a mechanic, infantry and rifleman. He later received the honorable Purple Heart for his valor during combat in WWII. Growing up in Ashland, Jim began his working career as a potato farmer. He held many different jobs throughout his career, primarily working as a master welder for BIW and later as a mechanic/welder well into his 80s for Maine Line Fence Co. He was a devoted member of St. Johns Catholic Church and the VFW.
Jim was a very independent, unassuming and generous man of strong character. A believer in hard work, he took responsibility for self-teaching and learning. He was an experienced handyman who enjoyed tinkering and problem solving. Preferring to build and repair things on his own, Jim took pride in holding himself and others to high standards of workmanship. An avid skier, Jim was also a member of the 70+ ski club. As a loyal fan, he rarely missed watching his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. One of Jims favorite hobbies was watching, playing and teaching pool, and as a result , he became an astute pool player.
Family time was very important to Jim. He and his wife were always at the center of the extended family. Extended family to Jim and Josie also meant inclusion of many close friends. The yearly holiday parties and weekly Sunday gatherings at their warm, welcoming home were not to be missed. Although a quiet man, Jim was always eager and willing to give guidance and advice to those he loved and cared for. He truly enjoyed spending his time with family and friends, teaching them life lessons. His five great grandchildren were his pride and joy.
James is predeceased by his beloved wife Josephine and a daughter Gail Jean Walsh. Survivors include his daughter Marie Legassy and her husband Stewart of South Portland, two sisters Gloria Swasey of South Portland and MaryAnn Kittredge of Wilton, nephew Michael Wright of Berlin, Germany, four grandchildren Suse Kelley and her husband Chris of South Portland, Todd Legassy of Miami, Florida, Katherine Guidi and her husband Jim of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and Christopher Legassy of Auburn, five great grandchildren Griffin, Maeve and Garon Kelley and Julia and Olivia Guidi, son-in-law Thomas Walsh of South Portland and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Sunday October 19, 2014 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland and a burial will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park 2002 Congress Street Portland at 9:30am Monday October 20, 2014. James family would like to graciously thank the staff at the Maine Veterans Home for the exceptional care they provided to him during his stay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James name to the Maine Veterans Home, 290 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
December 26, 1946 - October 9, 2014
Kathleen was born in Arlington, MA; the daughter of Lloyd and Thelma Goodrich. She graduated from the University of Maine (Orono) with a major in Education and minor in French. In 1967 she married Richard P Flagg and moved to Eastport, Maine and began raising a family. After substitute teaching at Eastport Elementary School for many years, she began teaching grades 3, 4 and 5 fulltime and did so until retirement just a few years ago.
Kathleen had many interests including travel, dancing, gardening, fitness, family, and taking great interest in the many students that she taught over the years.
In recent years while in retirement, Kathleen spent the winters in the U.K. with her partner Dave Eastman where they enjoyed the mild weather, and summered in Kennebunk, Maine where they strolled the beautiful Maine beaches.
Kathleen was predeceased by her parents and her brother Richard L Goodrich.
Surviving are her two sons and their spouses, Richard and Elaine Flagg of Scarborough, ME; Keith and Molly Flagg of Montreal, QC; 3 grandchildren, Noah, Liam, Rory; and her partner for over 15 years David Eastman of Calverton, England. She also leaves behind many friends and extended family in Maine and England.
Visitation hours will be Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 3-5pm with a reception at Hobbs Funeral Home, US Route One, Scarborough, ME. On-line condolences may be shared at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com .
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:
Foundation for PSP: http://www.psp.org/
American Parkinsons Disease Association: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/
February 15, 1921 - October 9, 2014
Born February 15, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Ubald and Ozithee (Fortin) Saucier. She married Vincent Bouchard and had three children Leo, Joel and James. Lucia was a devoted mother and homemaker. She enjoyed social events, playing Bingo but mostly being in the comfort of her home. She was a kind, gentle soul who was well liked by those who knew her.
Lucia was predeceased by her husband Vincent Bouchard in 1963.
Survivors include her sons Leo P. and wife Dianne Bouchard, Joel and wife Susan Bouchard, James and wife Saveth Bouchard, brother ONeil Saucier, sister Norma Baker, nephew Aurele and wife Monique Byron, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Visiting hours will be from 5-7 pm on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1:00 pm on Monday, October 13, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
March 29, 1923 - October 8, 2014
Marjorie joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corp upon graduation, where she served in World War II as a 1st Lt. in Naples and Leghorn, Italy until March 1947 and transferred to Reserve duty upon her return to the United States. She was honorably discharged in 1954.
Marjorie attended Boston University, and was President for her class of 1951 at the School of Nursing, where she received her B.S. in Nursing. Later she was a Head Nurse and Instructor in Operating Room Technique at N.E. Baptist Hospital until 1953.
Marjorie and Henry married in 1953 at the Daniel Marsh Chapel at Boston University, then settled in Westbrook in 1956. They raised two children, Leslie Ellen and Kenneth Warren. Marjorie was especially proud of bringing up children, supporting family and education.
Marjorie held honors as a Dr. Frank Leahy Surgical Nurse, Scarlet Key, Women in Military Service, Charter Member, Nastar Top Skier for her age class, and an active tennis player. Marjorie was obviously very proud to receive the Greatest Generation Award from the Class of 1950, University of Maine for women in military service.
Marjorie was an Honorary Alumna of the University of Maine and an Honorary Member of the Class of 1950. Marjorie was President and active with the Westbrook District Nursing Association, She was active in her church, and was Chair person for two years for the United Fund for Westbrook Homes Unit and received the top award for the unit. Marjorie was a leader in many other charities and programs. She was a board member of Katherine Morrill and board member and secretary for The Park Danforth for 11 years from 1964 to 1975. She was a Girl Scout Troup leader in Portland.
Marjorie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Henry W. Saunders, of Standish, Maine and Osprey, Florida. Her daughter Leslie Saunders McManus and her husband Bryan of Standish, Maine, daughter-in-law Julie Carlin Saunders of Las Cruces, New Mexico, her sister-in-law Janice Saunders of Florida, brother-in-law Bruce Saunders and his wife Susan of Nevada, sister-in-law Judith Bartholomew and her husband Robert of Maryland, brother-in-law Thomas Saunders and his wife Pamela of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by son Kenneth W. Saunders, who passed in January from viral pneumonia, and her brother-in-law Woodbury Saunders, who passed away in September.
We want to thank the staff of Avita of Stroudwater and the Barron Center for the wonderful and excellent care they provided in the last months of Marjories life.
We pray for the soul of our beloved wife and mother. Marjorie was a very special, warm and glorious person who generously gave out love and compassion.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, located at 810 Main Street Westbrook, Maine. A reception will follow at the church. Burial services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery, 380 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, Maine. Arrangements made by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME. On-line condolences may be shared at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
Those who wish may make donations to The Maine Medical and Tuft University Program, which trains Medical Doctors for rural medicine in Maine. The men and women in this program receive an M.D. degree from Maine Medical Hospital and Tufts University in four years. The mailing address is Maine Medical Center Development Department, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine 04102.
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HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802