HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
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230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802
Hobbs Funeral Home
South Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 799-4472
Elizabeth A. Hobbs
South Portland, Maine
Hobbs Funeral Home
Phone: (207) 883-5599
July 13, 1928 - April 22, 2014
LONG ISLAND-Dawn Horr Johnson, 85, peacefully passed away while residing at Island Commons, on Chebeague Island, Maine. Born in Portland, July 13, 1928, the daughter of Ernest W. Horr and Beatrice A. (Train) Horr. Dawn spent her childhood years summering on Long Island and wintering in Portland. In grade school she attended both the island and Portland schools and was a 1947 graduate of Portland High School. She loved to swim and she and her brothers were all proud to be on Portland High School's swim teams. Dawn married George E. (Bud) Johnson on June 27, 1947. Together they made their home and raised their children on Long Island.
Dawn enjoyed the simple things in life such as, gardening, reading, knitting and especially spending time with family and friends. She cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dawn loved all children and her home was known as a place that all were welcome to come and play. Her home was often full with a bounty of friends and relatives. This was the way she liked it, she welcomed everyone with her beautiful smile, her kisses and warm hugs, and the joy she felt at their presence. Her large country kitchen was her favorite place to be and a well-known Island gathering spot. Family and friends visited and gathered to have her famous baked stuffed lobsters, listen to Island tales, and often jitterbug the night away on that kitchen floor.
Dawn and Bud loved to go to the boat races every year with their son Steven. You could always hear her shouting, "Give it to her Steven!" She looked forward to this every summer and cheered him on well into her early eighties. Another passion she had was photography. She asked for a camera for her sixteenth birthday and started capturing moments in her life that were important to her; family, friends and Island life. She started taking movies in the fifties and captured life on the island and on the sea. Coming from a long time fishing family her movies especially captured the unique perspective of a sea faring life.
Dawn especially loved LONG ISLAND and the people that live there and they likewise loved her. Many will remember Dawn as a good friend and that includes her children. She was a good listener and with her patience and empathy for others many turned to her for advice. She always knew the right thing to say to make everything better and was a true believer in the saying that "Life is what you make it." She was a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor and great recall of Island history and tales. She loved a good joke and loved to sing and dance. She always said she was brought up on "love and laughter" and that was obvious in the way she lived her life. She was a positive influence on everyone she met.
Dawn was also a very strong, compassionate woman. She worked for many years helping Bud with his fishing by being his "shore captain" and book keeper. She lovingly cared for her mother and her husband Bud at the end of their lives assuring that they both could remain at their homes. She and her brother Mac became a great team making sure their mother, Ma, was cared for in her home, the one they grew up in at the Old Cove. During her senior years she enjoyed wintering in Florida with her brother Mac.
Dawn was proud to be a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and donated much of her time making sure the VFW fair was a great event every year. She was an important volunteer at the Long Island Library, a reflection of her love of reading. She was a longtime supporter of the Long Island Parents Club as her children, grandchildren, and now great grandchildren attend the Long Island School. Her greatest support though was always for her children who she taught to love with all their hearts and they will miss her more than words can say.
Dawn was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Beatrice Horr, her husband, George (Bud) Johnson, a brother, Richard Horr and daughter-in-law, Lynn Johnson. She is survived by her brother, Malcolm Horr, her loving children; David (and Paula) Johnson, Nancy (and John) Norton, Steven and Bobby Johnson. She is also survived by grandchildren; Michael (and Kay) Johnson, Nathan (and Barbara) Johnson, Moira Johnson Dauhdrill, Daniel (and fiancée Tracy) Johnson, Serra (and Andy) Coate, Jonathan (and Katie) Norton and Dana Moy, as well as adopted grandson Chomba Kaluba of Zambia. She also leaves her great grandchildren; Riley, Natalie, Devon, Hazel, and Aran Johnson, Caroline Daughdrill, Miles, Owen and Isaac Coate, Isla and Silas Norton and many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as her beloved Long Island community.
A very special thank you to the staff at Island Commons. The family is grateful for the loving and compassionate care that was given to our mother during her final months. We also want to thank Hospice of Maine for the very special care and guidance they gave to Dawn and her family.
A celebration of Dawn's life will take place on Sunday, May 18th at the VFW hall on Long Island, Maine at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:
The Changing Tide Foundation
772 Island Avenue
Long Island, Maine 04050
January 31, 1961 - April 20, 2014
James Carl Cochran
Baldwin James C. Cochran 53, of Baldwin died Sunday, April 20, 2014.
James was born in Portland, Maine the son of Edmond and Annegret NeiRaus Cochran Jr. .
He was educated at the Woodfords Educational Center in Portland and the Prides Training School in South Portland.
James worked at Goodwill Industries for 12 years as a processor of donations. He participated in the Special Olympics and won a medal in the one mile race.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Survivors include his brother Robert J. and wife Ronda Cochran of Marquette, Michigan, sisters Rebecca Dolbow of South Portland and Laura Cochran of South Portland along with many loving aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and Victoria Jones.
Visiting hours will be held from 5-8 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Hobbs Funeral Home 230 Cottage Road South Portland, Maine 04106. A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, April 24th at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland.
July 27, 1934 - April 15, 2014
Robert F. Lewis, 79, of Casco, Maine and part time resident of Venice Florida, passed away April 15, 2014 following a long illness. He was the son of William George and Muriel Noreen Seekins
Lewis. He was a Graduate of Deering High School.
Mr. Lewis was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Bob worked 30 plus years for Maine
Central Railroad and C.P. Rail. He retired in 1993.
Bob was predeceased by his former wife, Sheila (Farnsworth) Lewis, his sons, Robert F. Lewis II and Peter W. Lewis. Surviving is a brother, John A. Lewis of Portland, Maine, two sons, Daniel F. Lewis of Casco, Maine and James C. Lewis of South Portland, Maine, grandchildren, Brittany, Chelsea, Austin, Karlee, Aleesa and great granddaughter Melody.
Bob enjoyed summers at the lake in Casco, Maine, and winters in sunny Venice, Florida. He enjoyed many good games of golf with his sons and friends over the years. Bob treasured time spent with his family and friends.
He was a loving and devoted brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
For online condolences please go to www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Raelyn Reny Guardian Angel Fund supporting Maine Childrens Cancer Program.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4-7 P.M. at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 A.M. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland at a later date.
January 19, 1929 - April 13, 2014
William F. Pillsbury, 85
Scarborough, Maine--William F. Pillsbury, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home.
He was born on January 19th, 1929 in Pepperell, Massachusetts, the son of Leo A. and Catherine McGrath Pillsbury.
He served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1950.
William was a union carpenter. He worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Corrections as a maintenance supervisor for 20 years.
He was on the Pepperell Fire Department.
William belonged to the Littleton-Westford Elks, Lodge 1891. In 1982, he was selected as Elk of the Year.
He was a successful harness horse owner, trainer and driver and belonged to the United States Trotting Association. In 2007, he was given the Iron Man award by that organization.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley M. Pillsbury, his parents, brothers Leo and Edward, sisters Marion Morrissey and Mildred Robbins.
He is survived by his wife Carroll J. Tiernan; children Pamela Jean Murphy (husband Dan), William F. Pillsbury, Jr., Helen M. Aliot (husband Bob), Kevin P. Pillsbury and stepson Gerry Tiernan (wife Genevieve); grandchildren Dan and Jessica Murphy, Nicholas Drew, Leah Bozza, Patricia and Adam Pillsbury and Alison Pillsbury, Jack and Stella Tiernan; 7 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother James Pillsbury and his sister Gertrude Hartnett (husband Frank); and by good friends Don Chapman, Stanley and Barbara Libby.
Visiting hours will be held at Marchand Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Pepperell, Mass. on Tuesday, April 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial service will be at the Marchand Funeral Home on Wednesday, April, 23rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial at St. Josephs Cemetery in Pepperell.
Arrangements in Maine are under the guidance of Hobbs Funeral Home, Scarborough.
Wilbur Sr., Clifford
May 20, 1922 - April 8, 2014
Clifford James Wilbur Sr., 91
PORTLAND - Clifford James Wilbur Sr., 91, of Scarborough died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Clifford was born May 20, 1922 in Portland, Maine, the eldest of the six children of Edwin and Cora (Murphy) Wilbur.
Clifford attended and graduated from Portland High School. He served during WWII in the Army, stationed in Trinidad and Panama and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the war he married Barbara Pierce and together they had five children.
He worked for Standard Brands, Inc., and Packaging Corporation of America.
Clifford was a member of the Elm Street United Methodist Church.
Kind and gentle, he was a skilled and talented handyman, always willing to do jobs for friends and family. He was also very good at rocking babies.
He loved woodworking, blueberry picking, cribbage, baking breads and pies and spending time at his camp on Moxie Pond.
Clifford was predeceased by his brothers Russell, Ronald and Robert and his sister Edith Hall.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of 67 years, their son Clifford Jr,; daughters Eileen Emerson, Christine Bennett, Patricia Gray and Margaret Hanson; sister Marion McAllister; grandchildren Stephanie Bennett, Nathan Bennett, Simon Hanson; Great grandchildren Elijah& Eliana Breindel.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 17 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route One, Scarborough. Interment will be in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.
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230 COTTAGE RD
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