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Hobbs Funeral Home
South Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 799-4472
Elizabeth A. Hobbs
South Portland, Maine
Hobbs Funeral Home
Phone: (207) 883-5599
December 7, 2013
Stanley Matthew Sutton, Sr., 91, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2013. Originally from Schenectady, NY, Stanley moved to the Portland, Maine area in 2001.
Stanley was born in Schenectady on May 8, 1922, of Mieczyslaw Zytkowski and Catazyna Szatkowski Zytkowski, formerly of Poland.
He worked as a stockbroker in Albany, NY for 40 years, retiring in 1987. Even in retirement Stan remained an active observer of stock market activity until the time of his death. He was also an avid golfer, bowler and horse-race aficionado.
Stanley is survived by his children: Stanley Sutton Jr., of Briarcliff Manor, NY; Sally Sutton, of Portland, ME; Frances Sutton, of Los Angeles, CA; and Stephanie Beavers, of Hazleton, PA. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Birchwoods At Canco Assisted Living Community in Portland, ME, and also to Comfort Keepers of Scarborough, ME.
A service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in memoriam to St. Adalberts Church, 550 Lansing Street, Schenectady, NY 12303-1195.
Arrangements by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME.
December 6, 2013
Robert B. Harvey, 75
Freeport, ME - Robert B. Harvey, 75, of Freeport Maine and recently of Dennis, MA passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2013. He was born in Boston, MA on December 10th 1937, the son of Earl and Agnes Harvey of Belmont, MA. Bob graduated from Belmont Hill School in 1956 and Dartmouth College with a major in Geography in 1960.
Robert worked with his fathers business, E.B. Harvey & Associates directly after graduating from Dartmouth. He married the woman of his dreams, Nancy-Page Perkins Harvey also of Belmont in 1961 and started their lives in Northampton, MA. Bob truly enjoyed working and was exceptionally dedicated to the business he owned, Munson Auto Supply. He adored his employees, customers and the challenge of entrepreneurship. His bright and positive approach to life made all of those around him believe that anything was possible if you gave it your all.
Robert and Nancy-Page enjoyed a vibrant, and joy filled life in Northampton, MA and the surrounding hill towns. Bob was active in the Holyoke Blades Hockey Club, he was the Finance Committee Chair in Williamsburg, MA, a N.Y. State Fishing Guide and enjoyed the dubious distinction of being an active Garden Club member in Northampton. Throughout his life, Bob was an avid Hockey fan, he always had at least one dog by his side, a fishing pole ready and was blessed with many friendships throughout the course of his life that he treasured.
Robert and Nancy-Page raised their family in Williamsburg and Easthampton, MA and enjoyed many laughter filled days at their summer camp on Highland Lake in Goshen, MA. Bob sold his business in 1983 and Nancy and Bob began their retirement in Brewster, MA and later spent sixteen years in their lovely home in Dennis, MA. Robert lost his wife Nancy in January 2013 and had recently moved to Freeport, ME with his daughter and her family. Robert was an accomplished fisherman and loved the outdoors, he claimed to be a Trout Stream Protestant and truly did revere and marvel at what nature provides in the woods. He was blessed with a quick wit, an easy smile and a vocabulary all his own .if he called you a hockey puck .you were loved. Bob was incredibly generous and had a vast history of helping others anonymously.
Surviving are his two sons; Todd B. Harvey of Pembroke, MA and Kurt H. Harvey, of Parker, CO a daughter, Mrs. Wendyll Caisse of Freeport, ME, 2 daughter-in-laws; Miriam Konz and Darci Dyer Harvey and one son-in-law; Alex Caisse and six grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Harvey of Winthrop, ME and a beloved cousin, Andrea McGrath of Dennis, MA.
A Memorial Service and celebration of Bobs life will be held at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home in South Dennis, MA on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Dennis at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
July 15, 1948 - December 6, 2013
PENNSYLVANIA--Miyoko McAfee was born on July 15, 1948, in Okinawa, Japan and she passed away peacefully with her devoted husband Carl by her side on December 6, 2013, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Like the cherry blossoms she loved, Miyoko brought beauty and elegance to the world. And much like these delicate blooms, the season of her life was far too short.
As a young lady, Miyoko was refined, intelligent and open to adventure. She was introduced to the love of her life by a friend and they had their first date at a golf course in Okinawa. For Carl, it was love at first sight. After a year-long courtship they married, exchanging vows that were the first step in a journey that would carry them through 44 years of marriage and the birth of two children, Allan and Michele.
Over the years, Miyoko created homes for her family in North Carolina, Maine, Germany and Hawaii before settling in Chambersburg. She thrived in the life of an Army wife, adapting to each new culture. In Germany, she delighted in the daily shopping for food and quickly mastered the series of bus rides into town to buy groceries each day. She loved living in Hawaii and enjoyed the sunshine, sightseeing and taking her children to the beach.
Miyoko was endlessly creative, with a passion for sewing, crocheting, gardening and cooking. Her home was filled with the softness of blankets she made as well as the fragrance of the food she cooked and the flowers she grew. Along with her love for Japanese culture, Miyoko enjoyed Country music and décor. She displayed the traditional artwork and ornately costumed dolls of her homeland alongside her treasured collections of Longaberger baskets and Amish dolls.
Much like the peonies and sunflowers she nurtured, Miyoko McAfee was the essence of beauty, with soft layers surrounding a core of dignified strength. Her immense love for her family and her immeasurable bravery in facing illness never wavered. Even as her body grew weaker, her embrace remained strong. She was fearless, courageously facing surgery after surgery, treatment after treatment and enduring all with her quiet dignity, never complaining and always thinking of others.
Miyoko is survived by her beloved family, including her husband, Carl McAfee, her son, Allan McAfee, her daughter, Michele McAfee Tungett, her grandchildren Matthew Tungett, Amelia Tungett and Ava McAfee, her Son-in-Law, Mike Tungett and her Daughter-in-Law, Charissa McAfee. She is also survived by her siblings Emiko, Yukiko, Keiko, and Hajime Takayasu.
Visitation will be 12-1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Interment will be at New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland after the service. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com .
The family requests that donations be made to the East Central Division of the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer.org or to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.
August 29, 1922 - December 6, 2013
Joseph Louis LaForgia, 91
SCARBOROUGH - Joseph (born Guiseppe) Louis LaForgia, 91, passed away peacefully on December 6th at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by his family. Originally from New York City, Joe later moved to Brentwood, Long Island, NY and then retired to Portland and South Portland, Maine. He spent the last 2 years of his life in the dedicated care of the staff in the Residential Unit at Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, where he felt and was treated as part of a loving family.
Born on August 29, 1922 of Dominico and Giovianni LaForgia, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II working as a radio operator in the Signal Corps.
He worked for 35 years as a photographer for an electronics firm filming their products at different locations, covering company events and performing photo lab work.
Upon retiring in Maine in 1988 he held various part-time jobs - most recently at the South Portland Municipal Golf Course and UNUM. He did a lot of public service including volunteering for DHHS as well as Maine Medical Center.
He was married to his beautiful wife Anne (born Antoinette) Marie LaForgia for 64 years until she passed away in April 2012. Together their warmth, generosity and kindness to all, as well as their lifelong love of learning and an appreciation for all kinds of music, has left a lasting legacy on their children and others. He learned something new everyday. He was endlessly curious about everything and everyone. He never felt hate or jealousy and was humble to the end.
He felt that his greatest asset was his love for family with whom he shared many laughs and experiences. He also was the handyman of their homes & Mr. Fixit.
He was a great lover of music, saying "Without music the world is void." His many favorites included Capriccio Italien, Bolero, the opera "Nessun Dorma," Besame Mucho, Mack the Knife, St. Louis Blues, and the music of Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter ("In the Still of the Night,"), George Gershwin, Andrea Bocelli, and all the musicals. He loved baseball, learning stick ball in New York City, and was a huge New York Yankee fan whose hero was Joe DiMaggio.
Joe loved to golf, swim, go to the beach, and nature, and was a self-proclaimed "fresh air freak". Upon going outside he'd say, "The best things in life are free" and in 2008 he and Anne donated an autumn maple tree which is placed in front of the Portland Payson Park Playground for generations of children to enjoy.
He leaves his four children, Joanna LaForgia Raleigh and husband, Ladd Raleigh, and their sons Dr. Matthew Raleigh, and Marc Raleigh; his daughter Lorraine LaForgia Canterbury, and husband Bruce Canterbury, and her children David Joseph Joy and Julie Anne Joy; his daughter Teresa Stearns and Andrew Stone, and her 2 daughters Lauren and Aleeza Jane Stearns; and his son Michael Joseph LaForgia, and wife Donna LaForgia, and children Kaelyn, Jenna Marie, Michael Joseph LaForgia Jr.
"Because of you there's a song in our hearts" Dad, and "We'll be loving you, always." Ti vogliamo bene, Papa."
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Scarborough Veterans Home for their infinite love and care.
Visiting hours will be 12-2 p.m., Monday, December 9, followed by 2 p.m. funeral service, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, 290 US Route One, Scarborough, ME. 04074.
Powers Jr., Herbert
March 10, 1928 - December 5, 2013
Herbert L. Powers Jr., 85
CUMBERLANDHerbert L. Powers Jr., 85, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, surrounded by his family.
He was born March 10, 1928 in Portland, Maine, the son of Herbert L. and Mabel (Grover) Powers. He graduated from South Portland High School in 1946 and attended school in Boston to become a funeral director. He worked in that profession until he joined the Air Force where he served in the Korean War. After leaving military service, he entered University of Maine at Orono and earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an engineer with Fels Company in Portland for several years before starting his own engineering firm, Mechanical Systems Engineers. He continued to own and operate Mechanical Systems Engineers well into his 70s.
At the age of 85, he was still active and involved in business as well as home projects. He was president of the condo association which housed his business right up until his death and was still involved with the engineering business. He was a lifetime member of ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers and was a past member of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
He also spent many hours on home improvement projects around his house and was always more than willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors and friends, even plowing the private road in his neighborhood every winter. He was an energetic, intelligent man who could do pretty much anything, from building a house to fixing a leaky faucet. As recently as a few days before his death, he was cutting and splitting wood in his yard. Each year, he hosted a big barbeque for his family and friends, and it was one of the highlights of his summer! He also loved getting lost in a good book, and he spent many hours out on the water on his boat and on the golf course.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mabel and Herb Powers, a sister, Dorothy Gray, and a brother, Roland Powers.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Purdy and her husband Jeffrey Purdy of New Gloucester, his son, Paul Powers and his wife, Kelly Alterio of Freeport, two granddaughters, McKayla Powers and Hannah Purdy, a grandson, Travis Powers, and three step-granddaughters, Olivia, Julia, and Sophia Alterio.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, followed by 11 a.m. funeral service, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery, South Portland, in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, Maine 04106.
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