• Death Notices Week of Oct. 12

    Hancock County Deaths Alberta M. Abbott, 87, of Ellsworth, Oct. 2. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, Pine Tree Cemetery, Hancock, celebration of life following, Chiltern Inn, Bar Harbor. Louise G. Atwood, 77, of Orland, Sept. 30. Graveside service Oct. 7, Riverview Cemetery, Bucksport. Richard T. Austin, 80, of Trenton, Oct. 7 at a

  • Charlotte Reed

    Charlotte Reed

    SULLIVAN Charlotte C. Reed, 56, of Sullivan passed away suddenly on Oct. 2, 2017, at home. She was born Oct. 28, 1960, in Steuben. Charlotte is the daughter of Adin and Anna Reed. She is survived by her partner of 20 years, Jack Drost Jr., and his son Nathan Drost; her brother Adin and his

  • Alberta Abbott

    Alberta Abbott

    ELLSWORTH Alberta M. Abbott, 87, of Ellsworth, passed away suddenly Oct. 2, 2017. Alberta was born in Brooklin, Aug. 6, 1930, to Burt and Mary Bowden Candage of North Brooklin. Alberta enjoyed her retirement years at Seaport Village assisted living and appreciated all the staff. She loved going shopping in Ellsworth at Walmart, Marden’s and

  • Dennis King

    Dennis King

    BLUE HILL Dennis R. King (Denny to his family), 75, was a scientist, ecological farmer, iconoclast, a “pioneer” MOFGA farmer and innovator. He worked tirelessly to turn King Hill Farm into a green gem on the landscape. He was fiercely loyal to family and friends and a valued mentor to scores of beginning farmers. In

  • Richard Austin

    TRENTON Richard T. “Dick” Austin, 80, died peacefully Oct. 7, 2017, at a local hospital from complications of an aortic aneurysm. Richard was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Hallowell, and was adopted as a toddler by Edwin D. and Minola M. Austin. He attended and graduated from the Ellsworth school system in 1955. Having been

  • Jane Folmer

    BUCKSPORT Jane Claudia Folmer, 75, wife of the late Carl J. Folmer Jr., died Oct. 3, 2017, at a Bangor hospital with family at her side. She was born in Freeport, Dec. 3, 1941, the daughter of the late Harold and Hazel (Branch) Grover. She graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1960, then served

  • John Bischof

    SEDGWICK John Bischof, artist, boat designer-builder, compass adjuster, educator, grandfather, flutist, friend, partner, sailor, storyteller and volunteer, passed away peacefully Sept. 29, at his home in Sedgwick with his family. Born Oct. 16, 1925, in Syracuse, N.Y., he was educated at Syracuse University, Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He

  • Mildred Roberts

    Mildred Roberts

    FRANKLIN Mildred “Midi” Roberts of Franklin passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, with family at her side. Midi was born July 29, 1923, in Old Town, the youngest of seven children of Harry and Sarah Wooster. An intelligent, athletic young woman, Midi finished high school early and attended the University of Maine at Orono as

  • Linda Palfrey

    Linda Palfrey

    BAR HARBOR Linda McFarland Palfrey, 97, died Oct. 4, 2017, in Ellsworth. She was born March 26, 1920, in Salisbury Cove, the daughter of Chauncey Alexander and Mae (Dunton) McFarland Sr. One of five children, her childhood on the farm was a happy one. She graduated from Bar Harbor High School and spent several of

  • Gladyce Stais

    Gladyce Stais

    SCARBOROUGH Gladyce Stais, 86, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017 in Scarborough, ME with her family nearby. She was born on November 12, 1930 in Orrington, ME, where her family had roots in the area dating back to the 1700s. After graduating from Bangor High School, Gladyce earned a B.A in Spanish at the