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Barbara Lee (Needelman) Alexander passed away on Oct. 9, 2013, with her loving husband, son, and daughter by her side.
Barbara was raised and educated in Portland, Maine. She received her nursing degree at Malden Hospital where she worked in birth and labor as well as a visiting nurse in the community for many years. Barbara also was involved with the junior aid, president of Little League, and also worked as a school nurse. She loved nursing and was known for her caring and compassion for people and flashing smile. Her primary focus was her family and friends.
Barbara will be deeply missed by her husband, Daryl, of 63 years. She was the beloved mother of Bari-Ann Crivello and her husband, Victor, of Stoneham and Glenn Alexander and his wife, Diane, of Reading. Barbara was the sister of Marilyn Jacobson of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Jo-Ann Johnson and her husband, Frank, of Scarborough, Maine, and Naples, Fla., Ann Cohen of Boca Raton, Fla., and Mark Needelman of Portland, Maine. She was the cherished grandmother of Christian, Elizabeth, Scott and the late Victoria Rose. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to honor and remember Barbara's life by gathering at the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Monday, Nov. 25, followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Larry Starr officiating. Interment of ashes will be in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers donations in Barbara's memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 01:14
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PORTLAND — William "Bill" C. Dilios, 74, of Portland, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough with his family by his side.
The son of Christos and Ekaterina (Isou) Dilios, he was born on April 17, 1939 in Politsani, Albania, an ethnic-Greek town near the mountainous border with Greece.
In 1957, after a challenging childhood behind the "iron curtain" in Communist Albania, Bill and his brother James escaped over the mountains into Greece on their third attempt. Reuniting with his father in America, Bill owned and operated Christy's Restaurant on Cumberland Ave. with his brother until 1975.
Bill purchased Patsy's Country Store in South Windham with his wife Pat, and they enjoyed a close relationship with their employees and customers for over 15 years. Bill was proud to help his sons, Chris and Andrew, establish The Pizza Barn in Buxton. Another successful food establishment, Bill worked with his sons until his retirement in 1997. In 2009, Bill once again put on an apron to cook with his son, Andrew, at Olympic Pizza in Scarborough.
Bill had a zest for life, and he will be remembered by friends for his quick wit, humor and occasional sarcastic quips. He was very proud to be an American citizen and was forever excited about all this country had to offer, but his heart was always with his family and friends in Politsani. He felt blessed to finally be reunited with his sister, Marianthi Cala, and her family when they emigrated to America in 1991. Bill returned to Politsani with his daughter Kathy for a memorable homecoming in 1992.
Bill was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed many trips with his sons and their friends to watch games at Fenway and the old Garden. He indulged in following harness and thoroughbred racing, and he even tried his luck with golf. He was a fantastic candlepin bowler, where his powerful shot and scattering of pins earned him the nickname "Wild Bill." In his later years, he enjoyed watching his grandson Matthew play baseball, soccer and hockey. Bill loved to cook for family and friends, and especially enjoyed passing along those traditions and recipes to his granddaughter, Arianna.
Bill was a Past President and 50-yr member of the H.W. Longfellow Chapter of the Order of AHEPA. He was a 50-yr member of Triangle Lodge, No. 1, A.F. & A.M. Bill was a communicant of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Portland, where he was a former Board member and fixture at the annual Greek Festival.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia (Sampson); children, Christos and his wife Sheila of Portland, Andrew of Scarborough, and Katherina of Gray; brother and best friend, James Dilios and his wife Jean of Windham; grandchildren, Arianna and Matthew Dilios; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to convey their sincere thanks to Dr. Thomas Ryan, Heidi and the staff at MaineHealth Cardiology for their outstanding care, compassion and guidance over the past 17 years. Thanks to Dr. Robert Fraser and Beth at InterMed. A heartfelt thank you to Carrie and Annie at VNA, as well as the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
At his request, services will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to: American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route One, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 23:24
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Gary John D'Alfonso, at 58 years of age, passed away on August 27th, 2013, in Bangor, Maine where he resided for the past few years.
Gary was born in Berlin, N.H., to John and Cecile (Marchand) Dalphonse on May, 1955, where he resided with his parents until moving to Maine.
He graduated from Gorham High School in 1973, and was an outstanding soccer player. In Maine, he earned his place as a successful sulky race horse driver and worked in the construction field for Cianbro Corp. He loved the woods of New Hampshire and Maine, where he could be found hunting and fishing with his good friends. His most enjoyable moments were spending time at his camp at Lake Umbagog, Upton, Maine, with his dog, Herman.
He was predeceased by his father John Dalphonse. He is survived by his three daughters, Danielle, Cara and Francesca of Falmouth, Maine, his mother Cecile Dalphonse, his sister Sylvana D'Alfonso of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and his sister Roseanna Walsh, brother-in-law Andrew and nephews Mason and Evan of Londonderry, New Hampshire, along with several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many great friends.
A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at St. Margaret's Church at 6 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. Please bring your memories and stories to share.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:03
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Windham — Frances E. White, 84, passed away on Sept. 9, 2013, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham. She was born on June 18, 1929, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the daughter of Edmund and Martha (Halford) McLain. She grew up in Calais, graduating from Calais High School.
Frances worked for many years at different locations as a housekeeper, retiring from the Baron Center in Portland. She led a very active life, as she loved walking, biking and swimming, including swimming in the St. Croix River when she was younger.
Frances was predeceased by her husband, John G. White in 1991, her parents and her sisters, Mary Hill, Jacquie Dotten and Nancy Mosher.
She is survived by her nine children; Carmen Patterson and her husband Steve, Jane Cummings, Andrew Cummings, Kathy Thomas and her husband Brian, Jackie Weitzell and her husband Walter, Nancy Andrews, Dottie Dill and her husband Duane, Patty Anderson and her husband Dennis, Michael Cummings and his wife Amanda and step-son John White, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Jane Reinhart, Joyce Schaibo and Ann Asali.
Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave, Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 01:38