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Barbara Peary Keirstead(3)

October 18, 2019

Barbara Peary Keirstead, 82, born in Strong to the late Maurice and Marion Peary, died peacefully at home Oct. 13 surrounded by her loving family after a brave battle with cancer. Barbara graduated valedictorian of her H.S. class and attended Westbrook Junior College. Employed for the last 40 years as a dental assistant, most recently […]

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Raymond ‘Benny’ J. Benson Jr. (1943-2019)

FAIRFIELD – Raymond “Benny” J. Benson Jr., passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 14 2019 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Haven, Conn. on Oct. 5, 1943, the son of the late Raymond J. Benson Sr. and Grace (Applegate) Benson. He attended Wilbur Cross High […]

Wanetta Magdalene Nurse (1944-2019)

FARMINGTON – Wanetta Magdalene Nurse, 75, of Farmington, died on Oct. 2, 2019 after a short illness. Born in Wantage, England on Sept. 6, 1944, Wanetta was the eldest child of William J. Nurse and Renee O. Nurse. As the child of an American soldier and his young war bride, at age 2 Wanetta and […]

Doris P. Cushman (1917-2019)

WILTON – Doris P. Cushman, age 102, passed away on Oct. 14, 2019 at home on the Weld Road in Wilton. Doris was born in Portland on July 7, 1917, the first child of Dan and Lena (LeBlanc) Perry. She has resided in Wilton since the age of 2 years old. A lifelong learner, Doris […]

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