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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
August 9, 1915 - October 23, 2014
April 22, 1934 - October 23, 2014
She was born April 22, 1934 in Portland and daughter of Ruth and Alex Pelletier and attended the Portland school system.
Doris was predeceased by her husband Maurice H. Beasley Sr. whom she married on November 11, 1952.
She was the oldest of 15 children and survived by sister, Cecile Pelletier of Lincoln; brothers Edward Profenno of Portland and Reginald Profenno of Saco. She is also survived by 6 children: sons Douglas W. and Nancy Beasley of Westbrook, Maurice H. and Sheila Beasley of Newport, Donald L. and Lisa Beasley of Arizona, Anthony J. Beasley of Limington, Andrew J. and Michelle Beasley of Buxton, and daughter Michelle; and 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2014 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland at 10:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., immediately following will be a graveside service at Brooklawn Cemetery in Portland.
December 12, 1931 - October 19, 2014
Ruth J. Spiller, 82, of Windham, passed away on October 19, 2014 at Ledgewood Manor. Ruth was born in Portland, Maine, on December 12, 1931 and was the daughter of Elmer and Ellen Davis.
Ruth grew up in Portland and attended local schools throughout her life. It was at Deering High School where she met the love of her life, Wallace (Joe) H. Spiller. They got married after Joe finished high school, built their home in Portland and raised their four children.
Ruth was a stay at home mom who enjoyed cooking, gardening (Gladiolas were her favorite) and cake decorating. She made beautiful cakes for special occasions for many years.
She also enjoyed playing Yahtzee, and coloring in coloring books with her grandchildren. Ruth was a kind, compassionate woman who was always there for her family and took care of her husband when he became seriously ill.
Predeceased by her husband Joe of 57 years, brothers Richard and Burton Davis, and sister Irene (Davis) Rogers.
Survived by her brother, Irving and wife Anita Davis of Windham. By her children: Dana R. of Gorham, Gloria J. Gray and husband Butch of Portland, Gary W. and wife Cheryl of Poland, Michael A. and wife Elaine of Windham; 11 grandchildren: Robert Gray of MA, Eric Gray and wife Madison of Windham, David Spiller of Gorham, Jason Spiller of Portland, Ryan OConnor and wife Temple of FL, Kelsey Spiller-Fogg of FL, Cameron and Sophie Spiller of Poland, Abigail, Alexander, and Angelica Spiller of Windham; 4 great grandchildren: Callan and Isla OConnor, Daniel Spiller and Sidney Gray.
We would like to thank the staff of Ledgewood Manor for the excellent care and compassion they showed Ruth. Ruth was a diabetic and lost her eyesight just before being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. She loved music and would sing upon request. All they had to say was Ruthie, sing us a song! and she would oblige until her illness progressed and she stopped singing. But she still enjoyed listening to music and tapping her foot to the beat. She was unable to go for walks, see, or sing but she could hear. And she still enjoyed the music!
Visiting hours will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery. On-line condolences may be shared at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Ledgewood Manor
Attn: Recreation Fund
200 Tandberg Trail
Windham, ME 04062
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
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HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802