The UMF Community remembers these alumni and friends who have passed since January 1, 2021 (for previous years, click here). Obituaries are listed in chronological order by class year. If you know of the passing of other alumni and friends, please share the obituaries with UMF’s Ferro Alumni Center at umfalumni@maine.edu.


Alumni

Avis Umphrey Johnson ’40 in South Portland on January 20, 2021

Janet Doe Robinson ’41 in Bingham on November 25, 2021

Mae Churchill Crooker ’47 in Northwood, N.H. on November 22, 2021

Marion Shorey Cook ’48 in Houlton on August 12, 2021

Madeleine Hughes Bentley ’49 in Fairfield on February 25, 2022

Elsie Tibbetts Adams ’50 in Augusta on May 28, 2022

Gerald “Red” Briggs Sr. ’51 in Orrington on November 6, 2021

John Phocas, Jr. ’51 in Naples Fla. on October 26, 2021

Ramona McLain Swett ’51 in Farmington on January 17, 2022

Eleanor Compton Berry ’52 in Portland on June 8, 2021

Eunice Fraser ’52 in Brunswick on October 10, 2021

Priscilla Cousins Nutting ’52 in Clinton on September 27, 2021

Margie B. Peabody ’52 in Union on October 29, 2021

Joanne Burns Sorenson ’53 in Scarborough on August 24, 2021

Mary Lou Rosmond Fraser ’54 in Gorham on February 2, 2021

Joan Huston Swett ’54 in Iowa City, Iowa on May 1, 2021

Lillian Munn Huntington ’55 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on May 7, 2022

Samuel Talbot ’55 in Scarborough on December 30, 2021

Louise Watson Williamson ’55 in Jefferson on January 13, 2021

Henry Carey ’57 in Thomaston on October 8, 2021

Roberta Cram Chandler ’57 in Lovell on January 26, 2022

Colleen Rowell Condon ’57 in Farmington on May 30, 2022

Ann Fraser ’57 in Appleton, Mich on August 26, 2021

Martha Colbath Donahue ’58 in Lewiston on February 2, 2021

Jay Scribner ’58 in Dallas, Texas on September 11, 2021

Elizabeth Swan Stearns ’58 in Dixfield on September 1, 2021

Frank Young ’58 in Norway on January 1, 2021

Henry Harlow ’60 in Portland on March 13, 2022

Kathleen Martin Humphrey ’60 in Bangor on January 25, 2022

James McLaughlin ’60 in Brewer on March 1, 2021

Bradford Buker ’61 in Winslow on May 22, 2021

George Whitten ’61 in Norwich, Conn. on March 8, 2022

Anne Fowler Daigle ’62 in Biddeford on July 29, 2021

Pamelia Willard Gage ’62 in Lakeland, Fla. on August 7, 2021

Barbara Smythe Whitten ’62 in Norwich, Conn. on January 24, 2021

Joyce Pickard Camp ’64 in Biddeford on December 27, 2021

Barbara Fuller ’64 in Chesapeake, Va. on January 14, 2021

Wayne Mowatt ’64 in Presque Isle on November 28, 2021

David Cunningham ’65 in Galloway, N.J. on May 14, 2022

Brainard Tripp ’65 in Embden on July 7, 2021

Jean Heald Gilbert ’66 in Ipswich, Mass. on May 15, 2022

Margaret T. Brown ’68 in Madison on March 11, 2021

Ruth Davison ’68 in Southport on July 19, 2021

Margaret Collins Whitman ’68 in Manchester on May 14, 2021

Robert Yates ’68 in Cape Coral, Fla. on March 12, 2021

Bryant LaPlante ’69 in Scarborough on July 24, 2021

Dennis Lee Dorey ’71 in Lewiston on March 10, 2022

Georgia Hamlin ’71 in Taunton, Mass. on July 29, 2021

Nancy Lewis ’71 in Strong on July 8, 2021

James Martin ’71 in Caribou on November 16, 2021

Yvonne Richard ’71 in Bangor on January 23, 2021

Walter Webber, Jr. ’71 in Farmington on January 23, 2021

Allan Wyman ’71 in Farmington on April 15, 2021

Doris Putnam Tripp ’72 in Farmington on May 13, 2019

Alan Carey ’74 in Readfield on October 13, 2021

Philip Edwards ’74 in Thomaston on September 9, 2021

Richard Verzoni ’74 in Schenectady, N.Y. on January 24, 2021

Donna Greenlaw ’75 in Scarborough on May 23, 2021

John Boydston ’76 in Greenville on March 27, 2021

Patricia Abbott Miller ’76 in Bingham on March 27, 2021

Diane Credit Reynolds ’77 in Scarborough on June 30, 2021

Barbara Vigue Ellis ’78 in Saco on March 17, 2021

Therese Fournier Russell ’78 in Lewiston on October 24, 2019

Danny Scribner ’79 in Phillips on November 20, 2021

Wendy Bowler ’80 in South Portland on March 4, 2022

Deborah McAfee ’80 in Windham on May 18, 2022

David Folsom ’82 in Fairfield on May 23, 2021

Susan Cote Whiting ’84 in Santa Cruz, Calif. on June 10, 2021

Tammy Westover ’86 in Newport Center, Vt. on January 8, 2021

Tara Yando-Turley ’87 in Boston, Mass. on July 25, 2021

Deborah Tufts Auch ’88 in Farmington on November 5, 2021

Boyd ‘Skip’ Ladd I ’89 in Farmington on February 2, 2022

David Greenleaf Vosmus Jr. ’89 in Wildwood, Fla. on April 23, 2022

Kathy Miller Morrissette ’90 in Grand Junction, Colo. on July 17, 2021

Bethany Varney Mogan ’91 in Portland on November 25, 2021

Elizabeth Kimball Redstone ’91 Pittsfield, Mass. on December 14, 2021

Margaret Toomey Vallerand ’91 in Greene on November 17, 2021

Helen McKendry ’94 in Manchester on August 25, 2021

James Pignataro ’94 in Okemos, Mich on August 26, 2021

Germaine Bell ’95 in Bangor on September 19, 2021

Donna Cote Driscoll ’97 in Monmouth on December 6, 2021

Erica Butler ’99 in Auburn on January 19, 2022

William Spearrin Jr. ’00 in Braintree, Mass. on January 4, 2022

Seth Dolan Barden ’02 in Old Town on January 21, 2022

Hugh Rowley ’02 in Rumford on May 23, 2022

Debra Foster ’04 in Carrollton, Ga. on July 12, 2021

Karl Becker ’07 in Post, Texas on March 31, 2022

Daniel Capone ’18 in Anderson, Ind. on March 26, 2021

Zachary Nadeau ’18 in Augusta on August 12, 2021


Faculty, Staff, and Friends

Beverly Collins, Former Administrative Assistant in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, in Farmington on August 6, 2021

Mark Shibles, Former Board of Visitors Member, in Auburn on August 24, 2021

Glenn Frankenfield, Former Professor of English, in Machias on May 30, 2021

Sandra Johnson, Former Education Instructor, in Hallowell on April 13, 2021

Richard Talbot, Former Sociology Professor, in Worchester, Mass. on March 12, 2021

Malcolm Bransky, Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education, in Vienna on January 3, 2021

Al Bersbach, Former Manager of Network and Server Systems, in Portland on December 12, 2020

Lee Sharkey, Former Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies, in Portland on October 18, 2020

John “Jack” Quinn, Professor Emeritus of Government and Political Science, in Riverview, Fla. on May 13, 2020

Beverly “Nikki” Nicholson Adams, former head of Art Department, on March 18, 2020