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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
December 22, 1920 - March 9, 2014
Katherine A. Somers, 93
SOUTH PORTLAND - Katherine A. Somers passed away on Sunday March 9, 2014 comfortably at her home at Country Village Assisted Living. She was born on December 22, 1920 in Portland and lived for 90 of her 93 years in South Portland. She spent the last 3 years of her life in a loving environment at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco. She was the daughter of Ernest L. And Esther M. (O'Hara) Arey. The Arey family had its beginnings in Portland when Ernest Arey, a driver for Shaw's met his future bride Esther O'Hara (formerly of Salem, MA), who worked as a cashier at Shaw's in Monument Square, Portland. They married and had Katherine and her 5 siblings. Katherine grew up in the busy Knightville area of South Portland along with her sisters and brothers: Frances, Mildred, Helen, Ernie, and Frank.
Katherine attended South Portland schools, and graduated a Red Riot in 1938. Katherine excelled in academics and at softball where she truly made her mark. Thanks to many hours of playing baseball in her youth with the boys, she became a highly skilled third baseman, and a feared hitter. She held records in home runs and hitting for a couple of years in the state and the Portland Adult Girls League in the pre-war years of 1938 - 1941. She played in both rec leagues and on some loaded barnstorming teams that owners took on the road to play for profit. One such team was owned by Langley's, a popular steakhouse on Congress Street. Mr. Langley took his team to travel to various events. Katherine's crowning acheivement in softball was as captain of the Langley Girls team, when on Friday Sep. 8, 1939, she led her squad into a four-team tournament as that weekend's featured event, on the floor of the Boston Garden. She always remarked how fast grounders were on the wood floor. As the war started, Katherine went to work, like many women in that time. She enjoyed working for sevaral years at Emery-Waterhouse in Portland.
On March 21, 1942 she married William (Bill) Joseph Somers Jr., of Portland. She had two sons and raised her family in the Willard Beach area of South Portland. In her middle years she still played rec softball and also loved to play in the candlepin bowling leagues with her two sisters Millie and Helen at the Mill Creek lanes and later on, at the Big 20. She also had a rewarding career working at the General Electric Heat Transfer Products operation in the South Portland shipyard in the 1970s and 1980s.
In retirement, she continued to bowl. She enjoyed summer stays and travel with a son's family in California. She saw, Disneyland, participated in the Price Is Right, saw the Grand Canyon and Vegas and everything between San Diego and San Francisco.
Katherine is survived by her son Scott and his wife Linda and grandchildren Alicia, Catherine, and Patrick Somers; and her son Jeffrey and granddaughters Kimberly Somers, Tracy Glass, and great grandchildren Justine Glass, Dylan Glass, and great-great grandchild Hunter. She is also survived by her sister Millie.
She was predeceased by her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
The family would like to give special thanks, to the staff of Country Village, who treated her like family; and made her room and parlor her home, where she really felt the love from staff. Special thanks to the head of this home, Biney, and to Heather who was like another granddaughter to her. And further, to Dolly, and Tori, and Pepper whom she also felt so close to and felt so loved.
Visiting hours will be from 1-3 p.m., with a service at 4p.m and a reception following, on Friday March 14, 2014 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.
We are sure that Katherine is now getting a game together with her sister Helen, and old travel club teammate and foe ringers such as Patty & Betty Googins, Kit & Eleanor Chambers, Ellen Corbett, and Helen Coyne.
June 12, 1983 - March 8, 2014
John D. Harriman
Gorham John D. Harriman 30, of Gorham, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.
John was born in Portland, Maine June 12, 1983 the son of Daniel and Antoinette (Tripaldi) Harriman. He was educated and a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School class of 2001. He went on to earn his Associates degree from SMCC in Marine Biology in 2003.
John was a lobsterman almost all of his life buying his first boat when he was 16. He was the owner and Captain of the F/V Shearwater that lobsters out of Casco Bay.
He was a member of the Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene.
John enjoyed snowboarding, kayaking, skateboarding and spending time in the outdoors.
He had a gentle spirit, good sense of humor and was known for his big smile. His proudest day was the birth of his daughter last year Lillianna Grace.
He is survived by the love of his life Johanna Smith of Gorham, daughter Lillianna Grace Harriman, father Daniel and mother Antoinette Harriman of Cape Elizabeth, sister Deja Lett of Saco 3 nephews Brandon, George and Anthony. He is also survived by many, many loving extended family members and friends.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-7pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Hobbs Funeral Home 230 Cottage Road South Portland, Maine 04106. A Funeral Service will be held 11 am Wednesday, March 12th at the Rock Church 66 Gorham Road Scarborough, Maine 04074.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lillianna Grace Harriman Fund, Key Bank, 256 US Route One, Falmouth, ME 04105.
He will be missed by many family and friends. Keepa Dreamin
For more obit information and the online condolences please visit www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
McIntosh lll, Charles
March 6, 2014
Charles Malcolm McIntosh lll, 48, of Auburn passed away in Lewiston on March 6, 2014.
He was born in Portland on March 15, 1965, the son of Charles Malcolm and Linnie Myrtle Bowerman McIntosh.
Charles attended South Portland schools graduating from South Portland High School Class of 1983.
Mr. McIntosh served in the US Army as an armor crewman from 1983-1987. He then worked for Verizon Wireless as a field engineer cells.
His hobbies included photography, traveling, cooking and electronics.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Survived by his sister Rose Caron and her husband Mark of Topsham; nephews Mike Alexander, Reno Caron, Kaiden Beasley, many cousins.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff, for the special care that was given to (Charlie) at the Russell Park Manor in Lewiston.
A celebration of his life will be held at 4p.m., on Saturday, March 8th at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Maine Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, ME 04086.
March 3, 2014
Marguerite Anderson Crockett, 94, passed away March 3, 2014.
She was born on May 21, 1919 in South Portland.
She graduated from South Portland High School and married John David Crockett also from South Portland.
They built a home on Providence Avenue and raised three children there.
Marguerite worked as a manager at Beacon Way Fabrics in Portland for a number of years before opening her own shop called Margos Bridals on Free Street.
She and her husband moved to Florida in the early 70s and lived there for 20 years before returning to this area.
She is predeceased by her husband in 2002 and is survived by her children John and his wife Priscilla, Cathy, Peter and their families.
No services are planned at this time.
February 24, 2014
John H. Tremblay, 61, of South Portland passed away February 24, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
John was born in Augusta, ME, the son of Henry & Ileen Tremblay.
He worked for Portland Press Herald from 1974-2013 delivering newspapers in Cape Elizabeth.
For the last 10 years he was a branch manager at the Town & Country Credit Union at Millcreek in South Portland.
Surviving is his husband, Richard Allard of South Portland, daughter, Samantha and her husband, Joshua Galyean, grandson, JJ Galyean, close family friend, Karen Oshei, his mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, In Augusta.
Donations may be made in John's memory to the Cancer Community Center at 788 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106.
Arrangements by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.
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HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802