The UMF Community remembers these alumni and friends who have passed since January 1, 2018. 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

Arthur Webb ’35 in Bangor on February 13, 2019

Dora Higgins Akeley ’39 in Brunswick on March 8, 2019

Ruth Brown Phillips ’39 in Rockland on February 27, 2019

Ruth Berry MacLean ’40 in Colebrook, N.H., on July 15, 2018

Harriet Hodges Robbins ’41 in Morrisville, Vt., on August 8, 2018

Miriam Buck Chaffee ’42 in St. Clair, Mich., on June 2, 2018

Virginia Curtis Cole ’42 in South Paris on March 6, 2018

Mary Merry Oatway ’43 in Northfield, Vt., on November 17, 2018

Carrie Fox ’44 in Sebring, Fla., on April 30, 2019

Henrietta Wright Wheeler-Manley ’44 in Contoocook, N.H., on October 8, 2018

Barbara Snowman Chase White ’44 in Cape Elizabeth on February 26, 2019

Elene Tibbetts Holmes ’45 in Augusta on May 23, 2019

Caroline Hilton Sturtevant ’45 in Belgrade on December 30, 2018

Georgette Britt Maloney Mancuso ’46 in East Longmeadow, Mass., on December 10, 2018

Patricia Leland Mereen ’47 in Norwich, Conn., on March 25, 2018

Priscilla Roberts Chapman ’49 in Holden on December 8, 2018

Marjorie Durost Gammon ’49 in Peru on April 24, 2018

Ruth Gibbs Goforth ’49 in Scarborough on March 14, 2018

Grace Downey Poulin ’49 in Ellsworth on January 16, 2018

Hilda Carver Swan ’49 in Brewer on March 15, 2018

Claire Doughty Vining ’49 in Cumberland on April 30, 2019

Pauline Blanchard Weeks ’50 in Rumford on November 4, 2018

Frances Hall Ziedelis ’50 in Canton, Mass., on September 20, 2018

Dorothy Small Collins ’51 in Rockland on June 19, 2018

Richard Bartlett ’52 in Brunswick on January 24, 2018

Patricia E. Wilson ’52 in Millinockett on December 22, 2018

Nathaniel Cousens ’53 in South Thomaston on December 23, 2018

Thomas Kannally ’53 in New Portland on April 7, 2018

Bernadette Toner Neal ’53 in Vernon, Conn. on January 29, 2019

Kay Fernald Tozier ’53 in Raymond, N.H. on June 4, 2019

Ruth Keirstead Wyman ’53 in Auburn on March 10, 2019

Douglas Doyon ’54 in Dexter on September 13, 2018

Evelyn Murphy Ferrari ’54 in Farmington on January 22, 2018

Philip Mountain ’54 in Niantic, Conn., on January 22, 2019

Blaine Atwood ’55 in Hampden on April 18, 2018

June Chenevert Berry ’55 in Cape Elizabeth on June 5, 2019

Evelyn Bradeen Page ’55 in Dade City, Fla., on March 4, 2019

Norma Bridges Butera ’55 in Hampden on October 24, 2018

Mary Ann Meader Tartre ’55 in Kennebunk on April 30, 2019

Madaline Merriam Aspinall Rodger ’56 in Topsham on May 7, 2019

Mary Lydia Tobey ’56 in Northport on January 16, 2017

Clayton Larabee ’57 in Turners Falls, Mass. on February 9, 2019

Mary Louise Burns ’58 in Norway on December 7, 2018

Rita Gagnon Lee Fuller ’58 in Voorhees, N.J., on January 15, 2018

Rev. David Ellis ’59 in Farmington on January 20, 2019

Ralph Bushey ’60 in Waterville on November 19, 2018

Clifton “Bud” Gage ’60 in Lakeland, Fla. on December 24, 2018

Reta Kinney Herrick ’60 in Lewiston on January 6, 2018

Charles Richard Dyke ’61, ’72 in Zephyrhills, Fla., on October 8, 2018

Peter Jannace ’61 in Brockton, Mass., on May 29, 2018

Mary Watson Lemieux ’61 in Topsham on January 3, 2019

Richard Walker ’62 in Wareham, Mass., on January 28, 2018

Sterling Hinkley ’63 in Turner on June 12, 2018

Elizabeth Gamage Hodgkins ’63 in Yarmouth on May 7, 2019

Lawrence Plaisted ’63, ’72 in Hampden on May 8, 2019

Wanda Callahan ’64 in Rockport on January 5, 2018

Brenda Hilton ’64 in Brunswick on April 2, 2019

Barbara Knox ’64 in Brunswick on January 17, 2019

Edward Redman ’65 in Augusta on January 12, 2019

Doris LaPointe Brillant ’67 in Brunswick on June 22, 2018

Dora Olive Tibbetts ’68 in Eustis on December 22, 2018

Mary Kathleen Knight ’69 in Farmington on August 30, 2018

Annette Flynn Roberts ’69 in Glenburn on January 5, 2019

Doreen Dugal Emerson ’70 in Bangor on April 28, 2018

Roger Lister ’72 in Lebanon on May 16, 2018

Gene Perry ’72 in Alna on February 8, 2019

Robert Reed ’72 in Wells on January 26, 2019

Thomas W. Riker ’73 in Augusta on February 26, 2018

Theodore Sirois, Jr. ’73 in Auburn on June 3, 2019

Jane Bryson ’74 in Winthrop on February 24, 2019

Brian Dodge ’74 in Bar Harbor on March 19, 2018

William Hollingsworth ’74 in Belgrade Lakes on January 22, 2018

Maureen McDowell ’74 in Yarmouth on November 9, 2018

Laurie McCorrison Bushey ’75 in Augusta on July 27, 2018

Ruth Sherman ’75 in West Yarmouth, Mass., on October 30, 2018

Lee-Ann Piche Boatwright ’76 in New Britain, Conn. on February 15, 2019

Susan Stedman Butters ’76 in Damariscotta on May 8, 2019

Mark FitzGerald ’76 in Oakland on September 6, 2018

Steven Frank ’76 in Manchester on October 10, 2018

Maria Amero ’77 in Scarborough on April 14, 2018

Janice Butcher Clapp ’77 in Franklin, Tenn. on April 24, 2019

James Duncklee ’80 in Hallowell on April 14, 2018

Nancy Hartlen 81 in Freeport on April 16, 2018

Crystal Tufts ’81 in Portland on August 22, 2018

Michael Darcy ’83 in Harrison on October 16, 2018

Laurie Sproul Marcotte ’87 in Poland on January 19, 2019

Barbara Lewis Jewett ’88 in Fayette on September 2, 2018

David Drew ’88 in Portland on January 23, 2019

Lucinda Talbot ’88 in Saint George on October 23, 2018

Ronald Callahan ’91 in Gardiner on April 23, 2018

Duaine Adkins Jr. ’92 in Dixmont on April 6, 2018

Patricia Brann Jones ’92 in Palermo on February 20, 2019

Muriel Fish ’92 in Smithfield on September 6, 2018

Thomas Fifield ’94 in Portland on November 18, 2018

Robin Lynn Stinson ’94 in Saco on February 25, 2019

Alan Gerace ’96 in Lewiston on February 25, 2018

Catherine McDonald ’97 in Bar Harbor on April 28, 2019

Justin Nylen ’06 in South Portland on March 12, 2019

Taylor Steeves ’10 in Standish on July 22, 2018

Brewster Taber Hammond ’10 in Pieta, Malta, on April 15, 2018

Joyce Elliott M.S.Ed.’11 in Lewiston on February 4, 2018


Faculty, Staff, and Friends

Anne C. Geller, founder and former director of Foothills Arts, on May 25, 2019

Agatha Forsyth, Former Maintenance Mechanic, Kearney, Neb., on March 25, 2019

Grace Denison, Former Special Education Professor, in Durham, N.C., on March 3, 2019

Alma Burgess, Former Secretary of Continuing Education and Registrar’s Office, in New Sharon on February 17, 2019

Robert A. McCully, Former Custodian & Maintenance Worker, in Farmington on January 16, 2019

Richard Bragg, Former Oil Burner Mechanic, in Auburn on November 22, 2018

Joan Small ’94, Former Reference Librarian at Mantor Library, in Farmington on October 3, 2018

Thomas Eastler, Professor Emeritus of Natural Sciences, in Farmington on August 30, 2018

Paula Donovan Edwards, Cottage Baby,* in Augusta on August 28, 2018

J. Anthony McLaughlin, Former Director of Admissions, in Wilton on August 18, 2018

James D. Toner, Director of the Fitness and Recreation Center, in New Vineyard on July 16, 2018

Joanne Southworth, Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education, in Boston, Mass., on April 19, 2018

Patricia Davidson, Former Assistant to the Vice President for Administration, in Farmington on April 13, 2018

Nick Scott, Professor Emeritus of Theater, in East Vassalboro on March 23, 2018

*Practical experience was an important part of the Home Economics curriculum at Farmington State Normal School, which then maintained a cottage on campus where students could gain child care and child rearing experience with “cottage babies.” Farmington State Normal School had its first “cottage baby” in 1927. Some “cottage babies” came from the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville, while others were infants of unwed mothers wishing to place children for adoption. Senior Home Economics students shared the responsibility of running the cottage household, which involved preparing meals, maintaining the house, and caring for infants.