• Russell E. Burns Jr.

    SWAN’S ISLAND Russell E. Burns Jr. was born on Aug. 2, 1952. Rusty passed away peacefully in his home Friday, Aug. 23, on Swan’s Island. He leaves behind his son Jarred Burns and girlfriend of Ellsworth, stepchildren Robert Cook and wife of Dover-Foxcroft, Shelly Cook and boyfriend of Swan’s Island, Roman Cook of Swan’s Island,

  • George F. Peckham Jr.

    George F. Peckham Jr.

    MOUNT DESERT and Orono George F. Peckham Jr., 91, formerly of Mount Desert, died on Aug. 19, 2019, at Dirigo Pines in Orono surrounded by loved ones and caregivers. George was born on MDI Sept. 1, 1927, to G. Frazier Peckham and Evelyn (Leighton) Peckham. He attended local schools graduating from Gilman High, Northeast Harbor

  • Agnes Sampson Sawyer

    Agnes Sampson Sawyer

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR and Sitka, Alaska On Aug. 4, 2019, Agnes Sampson Sawyer, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and embarked on her next adventure on a Sunday morning, her favorite day of the week. She was born on Feb. 14, 1926, in Princeton, N.J., to Prof. Edward Sampson and Alfreda Cope Lewis of Philadelphia,

  • Ruth Murphy

    MOUNT DESERT Ruth Murphy 90, died from a short illness on Aug. 2, 2019, at MDI Hospital. She was born Jan. 26, 1929 in McKinley, the daughter of Charles and Evie (Ott) Gott. Ruth graduated from Pemetic High School in Southwest Harbor. Ruth married Maitland Murphy after high school. She was baptized as a Jehovah’s

  • Caspar W. Weinberger Jr.

    Caspar W. Weinberger Jr.

    MOUNT DESERT Caspar Willard Weinberger Jr., 72, died Aug. 8, 2019, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1947, in San Francisco, Calif., the son of the late Caspar Willard and Rebecca Jane ( Dalton) Weinberger Sr. Caspar was a graduate of Burlingame High School, Burlingame, Calif., and from Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., in

  • Rose Ellen Butler Sargent

    Rose Ellen Butler Sargent

    GOULDSBORO Rose Ellen Butler Sargent, 58, died unexpectedly at home on Aug. 2, 2019. She was born on Aug. 23, 1960, the daughter of Harland S. and Agnes M. Harper Butler. Rose will be forever remembered by her loving sons, Johnathon “J.D.” Hamor and fiancée Mercy Hardison, and Albert M. Gott and fiancée Lindsey Law;

  • Claire B. Getchell

    Claire B. Getchell

    ELLSWORTH Claire B. Getchell, 71, passed away July 27, 2019, at her home. She was born in Stoughton, Mass., Aug. 12, 1947, the daughter of Bernard and Catherine (Barrett) Cassidy. She graduated from Stoughton High School. Claire worked at Jackson Lab in health research as a lab tech for 10 years. She was a member

  • Stephen W. Cotter

    Stephen W. Cotter

    MOUNT DESERT Stephen W. Cotter, 69, of North Conway, N.H., died Sept. 25, 2018, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, following a brief illness. Born in Winthrop, Mass., the son of Thomas and Marguerite (Webb) Cotter, he was a self-employed master plumber for over 40 years Surviving family members include his companion of 30 years,

  • Townsend Pillsbury

    Townsend Pillsbury

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR Townsend Pillsbury passed away peacefully at home in Harwich, Mass., on July 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Derby, Conn., on Oct. 4, 1956, she attended Harwich schools and Plymouth State College. Townie called many places home: Harwich, Mass., Gilford, N.H., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Southwest Harbor, Maine. Her quick

  • Earland R. Lowell

    SWAN’S ISLAND   Earland R. Lowell passed away on June 27 at the age of 102. He was born June 27, 1917, in Lewiston. Son of Henry T. Lowell and Florence Rand Lowell. Earl is survived by his sister, Madeline Lowell St. Louis, of Auburn. There will be no service, per his request.