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
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.
September 13, 1959 - April 7, 2014
Wayne Lee Rumery - 54, of South Portland died suddenly on April 7th 2014.
Wayne was born on September 13, 1959. Wayne lived life to the fullest. He loved fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, golfing, NASCAR and of course Lobster. Wayne spent most of his life as a professional painter. As a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Club, he enjoyed spending time with his friends. Wayne is survived by parents Ralph and Anne Midgett of Scarborough, Maine, brother Greg Rumery of Westbrook, sister Debra Rumery of Durham and Fiancée Dyann Moore of South Portland. He is also survived by the apple of his eye, his granddaughter Alleana.
A Viewing will be held at the Hobbs Funeral Home 230 Cottage Road South Portland, Maine from 1-3 pm Saturday, April 12th followed by a funeral service at 3pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date. For online condolences and full obituary please visit www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
April 6, 2014
Gertrude Forbes Perkins, 94, of Casco passed away in Casco on April 6, 2014. She was born on August 15th 1919 in Nairn, Scotland to Isabella (Forbes) and Walter Pierce. The family came to Portland, Maine October 7th 1919 where her fathers family lived.
Gertrude attended Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1936. While in school, she was a member of the glee club, debating team and was in the Senior Class play.
She attended the Chestnut Street Methodist Church where she was a member of the youth choir, Epworth League and Camp Fire Girls and played on the church basketball team.
She married Harvey E. Buzzell Sr. in December of 1936. They had 3 children Harvey, Jr., Carolyn and David. After their divorce, Gertrude was employed at the South Portland shipyard as a tacker/welder on Liberty ships.
In June 1944 she married Charles (Perk) Perkins. From this marriage there were two children, Janice and Charles W. While Perk was in the service they lived in Redbank village in South Portland where Gertrude was involved in the Community Church, the tenants Council and the Well baby Clinic.
After the war they moved to their new home at 21 Stanley Street, South Portland. She was a member of the Peoples Methodist Church, the Women In Community Service W.I.C.S. and was a Brownie Leader. In addition, she was involved in PTA Band Mothers in elementary-Middle School and High School.
In 1964, the family moved to San Jose, California where she was a member of the Alum Rock United Methodist Church. There she served in several offices and was also a member of the W.I.C.S./U.M.W. She served several years with this group including 2 years as President. She became a volunteer with Women in Community Service (A nonprofit organization) recruiting young people for training in the Job Corps program. She later became a full-time salaried staff person. She worked with W.I.C.S. for over 20 years retiring in 1988.
She was also a member of the Church Women United where she served as secretary for the San Jose District U.M.W. She also served as Treasurer and President for the San Jose chapter of AARP.
In 2002 Gertrude returned to Maine and became a member of the Naples United Methodist Church. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels which operated in the church building until 2013.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Charles L. Perkins (1986), her daughter Carolyn Buzzell (1943), her son David Buzzell (2003) and her brother Walter Pierce, Jr. (1944).
She is survived by 2 sons Harvey E. Buzzell, Jr. of Casco, Charles W. Perkins and his wife Kym of Boston, MA, daughter Janice Wedge and her husband Rick of Rio Del, CA,
daughter- in-law Stephanie Buzzell of Florida, 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Gertrude will be cremated and laid to rest with her son, daughter and brother in Forest City Cemetery in South Portland.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13th at theNaples United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Naples United Methodist Church Or Alum Rock United Methodist Church
1000 Roosevelt Trail 30 Kirk Avenue
Naples, ME 04055 San Jose, CA 95127
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
November 1, 1937 - April 5, 2014
Donald Ernest Miller, 76
SCARBOROUGHDonald Ernest Miller, 76, of Scarborough, Maine passed away Saturday, April 5th at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.
Donald was born November 1, 1937 in Portland, Maine, a son of Edward Lester and Grace Esther Darling Miller.
He was educated in the South Portland Schools and graduated in 1956. He attended SMVTI.
During high school he was a member of the reserves and after graduation joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was assigned to the Embassy Guard Program and served in Bolivia and Uruguay.
He was employed at the Veterans Thrift Store in Portland, was a South Portland Police Officer and was also a manager at Fullers Auto Parts.
He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, and Nascar fan. He was also a very accomplished pianist.
In his later years, he enjoyed going on car trips with his sister Stephanie and Greg.
Surviving are his brother, Richard E. Miller and wife Jean of South Portland and Bradenton, Florida, his sister Stephanie Wells and her life partner, Greg Little of South Portland. Also, he is survived by his two children, Terri-Sue and Patricia, as well as nieces, one nephew, and many cousins.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland.
Arrangements are by the Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to: Maine Veterans Home, 290 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.
May 17, 1944 - April 5, 2014
Robert L. Williams, 69
South Portland - Robert L. Williams, 69, of South Portland, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 17, 1944, in Portland, Maine, the son of Phillip Thomas and Arline Parker Williams.
Robert graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School, class of 1965. He started his firefighting career in Cape Elizabeth as a volunteer at the age of 16. He later joined the South Portland Fire Department as a full time firefighter, retiring after 25 years. He served as a lieutenant for many of those years. He continued to volunteer with the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department and served as Captain for over 10 years. He was an inspiration to many young fire fighters and his passion motivated many young volunteers to follow in his foot steps.
On August 12, 1967, he married Jean Farnsworth. They raised 3 girls (Shelly, Robyn, and Raelyn) in their home in South Portland, where they lived for 47 years.
Robert was a family oriented man. He enjoyed following the girls sports and umpired many games. He loved Labor Day gatherings with his family and camping on Sebago Lake. The past several years, they spent their summers at their camp on Sebago, always surrounded by family and friends. Spending time at camp with the grandkids was the highlight of his summers. NASCAR races in Dover with the guys & boating on the ocean with friends were other cherished times for Bob.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Raelyn Williams Reny, and his brother Thomas Williams.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Jean Williams; daughter Shelly and husband Donny Trafford of Scarborough; daughter Robyn Williams Stanley of South Portland; son-in-law, Eric Reny of South Portland; six grandchildren, Kyle, Jenna, Cooper, Benjamin, William, and Parker; brother, Steve and wife Sharon Williams of Gorham; sister, Janet and husband Stan Gilbert of South Portland; brother, Neil and wife Sally Williams of Falmouth.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-7pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Hobbs Funeral Home 230 Cottage Road South Portland, Maine 04106. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am Thursday April 10, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Portland. Interment to follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Portland.
For online condolences, please go to www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to: Raelyn Reny Guardian Angel Fund supporting Maine Childrens Cancer Program.
Planning a Funeral
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Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (207) 799-4472 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
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Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
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We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (207) 799-4472 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802