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
April 9, 1925 - October 31, 2014
Margaret Peg Kirkpatrick passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Gorham House in Gorham, Maine. Peg was born in Barrickville, West Virginia on April 9, 1925, the daughter of Earl and Mary Gower. She married Paul Kirkpatrick in 1947. They were married for 57 years and were the parents of three daughters.
Peg attended West Virginia University and taught science at various schools of nursing. In 1961 Peg and Paul moved from Bridgeport, West Virginia to Sewickley, Pennsylvania, then on to Canton, Ohio where Peg served for 20 years as the Director of the Health Foundation for the United Way of Central Stark County. She led the development of a highly innovative K-12 health education curriculum that was used by many local school districts. During this time and throughout her life Peg remained very close to her family and lifelong friends in West Virginia who meant so much to her.
In 1990 Peg and her husband retired to Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine and in 2004 they moved to the Gorham House. During the 10 years while Peg was a resident at the Gorham House, she created the Itsy Bitsy Store, which helps support the Gorham House Scholarship Fund. Peg was also honored with the Remember Me Award and shared in the Innovative Program Award both presented by the Maine Health Care Association.
Peg was predeceased by her husband, Paul, her parents, two brothers, and a son-in-law, Donn Fryman. She is survived by her three daughters, Kathleen Fryman, Alpharetta GA, Catherine Moots (Mike), Jamestown, NY, and Gina DAngelo (Bill), Cape Elizabeth, ME. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two nephews.
The Hobbs Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Calling hours will not be observed. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 4th at St. Annes Catholic Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham ME. A reception will follow at the church. Internment will be in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth, ME.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Gorham House Scholarship Fund in care of the Gorham House, 50 New Portland, Gorham ME 04038.
August 6, 1921 - October 28, 2014
He was educated in Waterboro and graduated from Waterboro High School in 1939. Alton lived all of his life in Waterboro and took care of his mother in their home.
During WWII he served in the US Army Medical Corp. He worked for the Waterboro Patent Leatherville Co. During the 1947 fire he helped save the Leather Mill. He also worked for the George Chadbourne Co. in MA, and was a deliveryman for the Swett Oil Co. which later became the McDonald Oil Co.
Mr. Abbott was the last member of the original Waterboro Fire Dept. He was a member of Shriners of North America, American Legion in Alfred, ME, Mason in Sanford, ME and member of the Kora Temple Shriners in Lewiston, ME..
The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses at Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.
He was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Percy and Henry, sister, Lydia, three nephews and two nieces.
Surviving is his sister, Major Helen Abbott , retired, of Old Orchard Beach, six nieces , many great nieces and nephews and many great-great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, 290 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04072 or the Kora Shriners, 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.
Friend and relatives are invited to call on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., November 1, 2014 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 US Route One, Scarborough, ME with funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterboro, ME.
August 13, 1926 - October 27, 2014
George Turner Knight, 88, formerly of Scarborough, passed away October 27th at a hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Mr. Knight was born in West Scarborough, a son of Percy and Hilda Knight.
He graduated from Scarborough High School in 1943 and joined the Navy. He served on the Light Cruiser Vincennes in the Pacific in WW II, participating in the Marianas campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea and operations in the South China Sea.
Upon his discharge he attended the University of Maine in Orono and graduated in 1952 with a degree in Forestry. Over the years he worked for several insurance companies and retired from Sentry Insurance Co.
He is predeceased by his loving wife, Marjorie Urquhart, also from Scarborough. They were married for 65 years.
All who knew George knew of his love for golf. Both he and Marjorie were members of Purpoodock Golf Club for 33 years.
Surviving him are a son, Randall T. Knight and his wife Kristina of Greenwood, SC; a daughter, Kathryn ONeill and her husband Wes of Arlington, TX; 5 grandchildren, Kerry Singleton and her family of Colorado Springs, Nathaniel ONeill and his family of San Diego, CA; Gregory Knight and family of Ithaca, NY; Stephanie Knight of Ithaca, NY; and Kristina Hunley and her family of Warrenton, VA. In addition, he leaves nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are as follows The family invites all friends to a graveside service with military honor guard at 11 AM on Saturday, November 8 at Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough, ME. Following the burial the family invites all friends to join us for a fellowship luncheon at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 US Rte. 1, Scarborough.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Scarborough Rescue Unit in care of the Scarborough Fire Department,246 US Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.
October 7, 1920 - October 27, 2014
Born Oct. 7, 1920 in Fall River, MA she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Ledia (Belanger) Fournier.
A devout catholic, Rita was a longtime member of the Womens Council at St. John the Evangelist Church, member of St. Bartholomews Choir (where she sung at funerals) and parishioner of Holy Cross Church. She was a longtime volunteer at Maine Medical Center. Rita was recognized by Maine Medical Center for her years of dedication as a volunteer.
Rita had worked in retail at Porteous & Mitchell and inhealthcare administration as a Medical Secretary. She later retired from Washington National Insurance Co.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman Raymond in 1979; they shared 48 years of marriage.
She is survived by four children, Pauline Raymond of Cleveland, OH, Jeannie Raymond of CA, Donald Raymond of CA, Richard Raymond of Arundel, ME; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. Online condolences may be shared at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
March 29, 1948 - October 26, 2014
She was born on March 29, 1948 in Westbrook the youngest child of the late Perley W. Sr. and Mildred M. Carver.
On April 24, 1965 she married Kenneth Fuller and they began their journey together of love and family. Cheryl and Kenny loved and cared for each other for almost 50 years.
Cheryl was the adored and treasured younger sister to her 7 older siblings. They referred to her as their little Cherie.
Her most precious accomplishment was that she was a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She spent her days loving and nurturing her husband, children and grandchildren. She was loved and adored in return by all of them who will forever cherish her love and attention. In addition to her own family, she had been a mother figure to many, always knowing when someone needed her love and care. She was sought out by many for her wise and gentle wisdom. Cheryl was a truly beautiful person on the inside and outside and she always brought sunshine and happiness to all who knew and loved her. This was her gift to all of us who were blessed to have her in our lives.
Cheryl was a force of energy and a very hard worker, always making sure that her family and home were well taken care of. Never being one to sit idle, she loved creating things and enjoyed doing her crafts. She put much love and attention into perfecting her designs, taking great pains to make sure that each piece was finished to her own high standards. Christmas was her favorite holiday and family members and friends looked forward each year to what new Christmas ornament she would create for us. She also enjoyed gardening and had a gift for creating beautiful gardens. She took great joy in creating things that would bring others happiness. She was a strong believer of the writings of Sylvia Brown.
She was predeceased by her parents, Perley Sr. and Mildred; two sisters, Ruth Hanson and Beverly Collomy; two brothers Perley Carver Jr. and William Carver.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Fuller of Saco; two daughters, Becky Frappier and her husband Craig of Dayton, Julie Fuller of Saco; two sons, Wayne Fuller Sr. and his wife Jaime of Waterboro and Robert Fuller Sr. and his wife Gen of Saco. Grandchildren: Tim and his wife Justine, Benjamin, Rachel, Stephanie, Cassidy, Robert Jr., Wayne Jr., Aaron, James and Jordan.
She is survived by siblings Gertrude Pooler of Scarborough, Marilyn OBrien of E. Baldwin and Shirley Rouse of Westbrook.
A celebration of her life will be on Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., November 2, 2014 at North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Rocky Hill and Heath Road, Saco, ME. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 US Route One, Scarborough, ME. On-line condolences may be shared at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
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HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802