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

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Doyon ’54 in Dexter on September 13, 2018

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

Blaine Atwood ’55 in Hampden on April 18, 2018

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

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

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

Sterling Hinkley ’63 in Turner on June 12, 2018

Wanda Callahan ’64 in Rockport on January 5, 2018

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

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

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

Roger Lister ’72 in Lebanon on May 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

Ruth Sherman ‘75 in West Yarmouth, MA on October 30, 2018

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

James Duncklee ’80 in Hallowell on April 14, 2018

Nancy Hartlen 81 in Freeport on April 16, 2018

Michael Darcy ‘83 in Harrison on October 16, 2018

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

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

Muriel Fish ’92 in Smithfield on September 6, 2018

Alan Gerace ’96 in Lewiston on February 25, 2018

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

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.