• Wilbur Addison Saunders

    Wilbur Addison Saunders

    SURRY Wilbur Addison Saunders passed away at a local hospital on May 21, 2020. He was born at the Blue Hill Hospital at 8:45 p.m. on May 17, 1933. The first month of his life was spent at his Aunt Ethel (Saunders) Torrey’s home in Surry Village while his mother, Ethel (Davis) Saunders, recovered at

  • Nicholas Tait Alley

    Nicholas Tait Alley

    BAR HARBOR Nicholas Tait Alley, 32, son of Ronda and Rick Alley and brother of Briann, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at his home. Nick, aka Dick Sally and Nicholas Delavega, questioned everything and apologized for nothing. As a young child, his bright eyes and boundless energy let others know that life was

  • Abbie Jane (Brown) Goggin

    Abbie Jane (Brown) Goggin

    ELLSWORTH Abbie was born in Bar Harbor on Dec. 18, 1945, daughter of James L. Brown Sr. and Phyllis Robbins. Sadly, Abbie passed away peacefully in her home early Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020, surrounded by her family. Abbie is survived by her son Wade and his wife, Holly, granddaughter Michelle and great-grandson Paxton; and

  • Kathleen Marie (Kearney) (Kaplan) Malaney

    Kathleen Marie (Kearney) (Kaplan) Malaney

    BAR HARBOR Kathleen Marie (Kearney) (Kaplan) Malaney, RN-C, passed away on May 14, 2020, at Birch Bay Village in Bar Harbor of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Her devoted husband, Bob, was by her side. She was 83. Kathleen was born on May 10, 1937, in Swampscott, Mass., the youngest of four children of Irish immigrants,

  • Norman Albert Gott

    Norman Albert Gott

    BAR HARBOR Norman Albert Gott, 85, died May 23, 2020, at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth. He was born May 20, 1935, in Bar Harbor, the son of late Albert M. and Evelyn H. (Wentworth) Gott. On Oct. 26, 1956, he married Christina Mitchell Gott. Norman and Christina shared many years together enjoying

  • Mary Janet Hills Gagnon

    Mary Janet Hills Gagnon

    BAR HARBOR Mary Janet Hills Gagnon, 93, of Bar Harbor, formerly of Boston, Mass., and Kingston, N.H., daughter of Silas and Doris Hodgdon Hills of Belfast, passed away May 21, 2020. Janet was proud to be a 10th-generation descendant of Joseph Hills, the English emigrant to New England in 1638, as her family have been

  • Sharon Marie (Kelley) Vatalaro

    Sharon Marie (Kelley) Vatalaro

    HANCOCK Sharon Marie (Kelley) Vatalaro, age 66, died on May 19, 2020, at her home in Hancock. She was born on July 23, 1953, in Fort Fairfield to William Emery and Betty Jane Kelley. She attended Dirigo High School in Dixfield and graduated with the Class of 1971. In 1980, she married Richard A. Vatalaro

  • Richard E. Sawyer

    Richard E. Sawyer

    MILBRIDGE Richard “Dick” Sawyer died May 19 at Nortern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Dickie was born on leap year day in Milbridge in 1940 to Phil and Madeline Stanley Sawyer. After graduating from Milbridge High School in 1958, Dick, with the guiding hand of his mother to lead him, enlisted in the Air Force

  • William L. Johnston

    William L. Johnston

    GOULDSBORO William L. Johnston, 67, died unexpectedly May 18, 2020, in Sorrento. He was born in Bar Harbor on Nov. 24, 1952, the son of James and Erma (Gatcomb) Johnston. He graduated from Sumner High School and then was drafted into the U.S. Army. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, fishing, hunting, watching baseball and

  • Harlan Richard Billings

    Harlan Richard Billings

    STONINGTON On May 5, 2020, Stonington lost one of its own iconic characters, boatyard owner and operator Harlan Richard Billings. Harlan, who spent time between homes in Palm City, Fla., and Stonington, said goodbye to his good friends in the South before making the long journey north with his wife, Anzie, at the helm. He

  • John-Michael Christopher Boucar

    John-Michael Christopher Boucar

    SULLIVAN John-Michael Christopher Boucar died unexpectedly on April 14, 2020. He was born on Sept. 8, 1987, to Mary and Peter Boucar. John Michael was truly a loving soul. He was and has always been a family man. His family always came first, whether that be his given family or the family he chose. He

  • Merrill “Bill” Hardison

    FRANKLIN Merrill “Bill” Hardison, 90, passed away May 17, 2020, at a Bangor hospital after a short period of declining health. He was born in Waltham on Nov. 2, 1929, to Evellyn (Kemp) and Arthur Hardison. Bill worked for EBS as a delivery driver, then for Petrolane Gas Co. hauling cylinders throughout New England, New