The UMF Community remembers these beloved alumni and friends who have passed since January 1, 2022 (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

Martha Green Rollins ’40 in Dover Foxcroft on February 25, 2024

Alice Johnson Blair ’42 in Danville, Vt. on March 20, 2023

Margaret Umphrey Vaughn Allen ’43 in Washburn on July 23, 2023

Phyllis Theriault ’44 in Scarborough on December 14, 2022

Glenice Nelson Bowie ’45 in Auburn on February 3, 2023

Frances Jackson Gould ’45 in Skowhegan on June 17, 2022

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

Alice Bryer Burnham ’49 in Johnsbury, Vt. on June 7, 2022

Betty Boothby ’49 in Farmington on February 19, 2024

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

George Goforth ’50 in Scarborough on January 1, 2023

Ruth Webber McGary ’50 in Auburn on June 16, 2022

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

Roberta Snell Knowles ’52 in Skowhegan on October 15, 2023

Jean Stevens Ferrari ’52 in Farmington on October 27, 2022

Norman Lyford ’52 in Ashburn, Va. on October 30, 2022

Janis Moore Cross ’53 in Hallowell on December 8, 2022

Carolyn McCollister Parr ’53 in Farmington on August 29, 2022

Lillian Harpin ’53 in Manchester, CT on July 13, 2023

Pauline Welch ’53 in Aubburn on November 30, 2023

Jean MacPherson Matheson ’54 in Augusta on April 10, 2023

Richard Rowell ’54 in Greenfield Center, N.Y. on November 8, 2022

Patricia Sawyer ’54 in Gorham on March 25, 2023

Carmen Rowell Crocker ’55 in Farmington on August 3, 2022

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

Jacqueline Jackson ’55 in Middletown, Conn. on October 30, 2022

Barbara Wilson Pinkham ’55 in Oakland on December 19, 2023

Diane Robbins Hamlin ’56 in Topsham on March 27, 2023

Helen Packard McLaughlin ’56 in Shrewsbury, Mass. on June 2, 2023

Diane E (Robbing) Hamlin ’56 in Topsham on March 27, 2023

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

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

Doralice Sawyer Butterfield ’58 in Jay on September 25, 2022

Bryce Meldrum ’58

Allyn Ward ’59 in Masardis on June 22, 2023

Henry Harlow ’60 in Portland on March 13, 2022

Richard Guy Mullen ’59 in South Portland on December 15, 2023

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

Marshall Thombs ’61 in New Sharon on June 7, 2023

Rosaire Martin ’61 in Fort Kent on July 23, 2023

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

Franklin Hodges ’61 in Scarborough on November 1, 2023

Charles Knauer ’61 in Lewiston on September 2, 2023

George Ezzy ’61 in Sidney on September 3, 2023

Charlotte M. Stevens ’61 in Sutton VT on December 6, 2023

Paul S Hurlburt ’61 in Leesburg FL on January 1, 2024

John “Jack” Dupal ’62 in Lisbon on December 13, 2023

Robert Fish ’62 in Scarborough on November 21, 2022

Rene Couture ’62 in Lewiston on February 21, 2024

Bruce Bell ’63 in Auburn on January 13, 2023

Barbara Morway Harvey ’63 in Portland on September 2, 2022

Weston Keene ’63 in Nobleboro on May 4, 2023

Sandra Hawes Lord ’63 in Portland on May 31, 2023

Brenna Thorton ’64 in Bangor

Connie Knowles Mulcahy ’64 in Trinity, Fla. on February 12, 2023

Audrey Viles McGee ’65 in Portland on September 6, 2023

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

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

Diane (Lunden) Laing ’66 in Warren on November 7, 2023

Gregg Botka ’67 in Lincoln Plantation on October 21, 2022

Robert Michael ’68 in Pine Bush, NY on September 3, 2023

Jacqueline Grant Hayes ’68 in Cape Elizabeth on February 21, 2024

Clarice Dunham ’68 in Dixfield on February 22, 2024

Mary Alice Haskell ’69 in Bangor on April 13, 2023

Lorraine Messer Tamas ’69 in Bridgeport, Conn. on August 16, 2022

Meridith Minear ’69 in Auburn on February 18, 2024

Robin Sanborn Perry ’70 in Titusville, Fla. on January 25, 2023

Louise Townsend ’70 in Nelson Hill on September 15, 2022

Gary Young ’70 in Johnston, R.I. on February 16, 2023

Nancy E. Thurber ’70 in Falmouth in August, 2023

Susan Gatchell ’70 in Lewiston on January 24, 2024

James Paul Rene Cyr in Tallahassee FL, on November 8, 2023

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

Carletta Pettingill Nevers ’71 in Hanover, N.H. on December 5, 2022

Victoria J. Meisner ’71 in Andover on December 5, 2023

Barry P. Legassey ’71 in Millinocket on May 6, 2023

Barbara Belanger ’72 in Brunswick on May 2, 2023

Mark Flaherty ’72 in Portland on June 5, 2023

Shelley Reed ’72 in Taipei City, Taiwan on September 17, 2023

Jeanette Thompson Stevens ’72 in Farmington on June 13, 2022

William A. Shardlow ’72 in North Yarmouth on January 15, 2024

Theodore Gotto ’73 in Roxbury, MA on July 1, 2023

Maureen Foley-Hester ’73 in Falmouth on July 17, 2022

Jeannette Urban Rice ’73 in Falmouth on April 25, 2023

Susan Beauchesne ’73 in Tallahassee FL on February 10, 2024

Diane Kearney Engler ’74 in Skowhegan on October 5, 2022

Edward Gayton, III ’74 in Portland on August 29, 2022

Lynn Boynton Wirta ’74 in Hermon on November 13, 2022

Lloyd Conners ’74 in Ripley on August 5, 2023

Dolores O. Hersey ’74 in Hallowell on January 17, 2023

Raymond Michaud ’74 in Orlando, FL on February 3, 2024

Patricia Blackstone ’75 in Skowhegan on September 3, 2022

Emily Doak Hartung ’75 in Sidney on September 12, 2022

Margaret Saunders ’75 in Bradenton, Fla. on August 11, 2022

Guy Stickney, Jr. ’75 in Bridgton on May 13, 2022

Ronald Voisine ’75 in Fairfield on June 12, 2022

Patti Levenson ’76 in Georgetown, Fla. on January 6, 2023

Juanita Hollingsworth-Vautour ’77 in Belgrade Lakes on June 3, 2023

Jeannine Reed Wilkins ’77 in Livermore Falls on March 9, 2023

Richard “Dickey” Levesque ’78 in Augusta on August 16, 2023

Roxana Lemos Thoman ’78 in Pawtucket on December 1, 2023

John Franzino ’79 in Red Hook, N.Y. on April 16, 2023

Donna Norwood Bowman ’79 in Fairfield on September 9, 2022

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

Martha Woods Briggs ’80 in Portland on June 14, 2022

Deborah McAfee ’80 in Windham on May 18, 2022

Rosemary Nash Bowlby ’81 in Farmington on February 6, 2023

Nano Scott Zachary ’81 in Scarborough on November 19, 2023

Edmund C Wight ’82

Camilla Jordan ’83 in Wilton on February 9, 2023

James Tolman ’84 in Brunswick, Ohio on January 13, 2023

Holly Douglas Graffam ’87 in Falmouth on December 2, 2022

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

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

Anita McFarland ’91 in Industry on February 6, 2024

Candice Berger Parent ’93 in Oakland, ME on October 27, 2023

Gail Lewis ’94 in Lowell, Mass. on April 4, 2023

Becky Nelson Young ’94 in Manchester, N.H. on October 13, 2022

Peter Morin ’97 in Scarborough on December 3, 2022

Tina White ’98 in Turner on July 23, 2022

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

Charles White ’02 in Augusta on February 6, 2023

Melanie Hanoian ’03 in North Monmouth on October 31, 2023

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

Davin Currie ’09 in Hawaii on March 27, 2023

Faculty / Staff

Anita McFarland ’91 in Industry on February 6, 2024

Dr. Betsy Squibb Former Early Childhood Faculty 1976-2013, in Farmington January 28, 2024

Dr. Rodney Farmer, Former Professor of Social Studies Education 1978-2013, in Augusta January 29, 2024

“Coach” Roger Wing, Former Director of Athletics, in Portland on March 22, 2023

Dona Seegers, Former Art Lecturer, in Mt. Vernon on February 12, 2023

Roy Lamkin, Former Master Electrician, in Farmington on January 26, 2023

Richard Meader ’68, Former Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, in Waterville on October 16, 2022

Ruby Hardy, Former Administrative Assistant, in New Sharon on October 10, 2022

Linda Gamble, Former Special Projects Coordinator, in Bethel on August 22, 2022

Betty Beach, Former Professor of Early Childhood Education, in Lincolnville on July 29, 2022

Andrea Southard, Former Professor of Theater, in Kansas City, Mo. on January 25, 2022

David Gibson, Former Professor of Geology, in Farmington on December 28, 2021

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

Richard Condon Former History Professor, in Farmington on August 28, 2023

Pat Onion Former English Professor 1972-74, in Vienna on November 18,2023