• LeRoy (Lee) Eugene Dyer

    LeRoy (Lee) Eugene Dyer

    BAR HARBOR LeRoy (Lee) Eugene Dyer, the beloved husband of Joan (Kapitzke) Dyer, passed away on July 19 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., following a brief illness. Lee was born in Bar Harbor, the son of the late Donald E. and Margaret H. Dyer, on Feb. 21, 1934. He was a resident of Middletown

  • Robert A. “Rat” Taylor

    Robert A. “Rat” Taylor

    NORTHEAST HARBOR Robert A. “Rat” Taylor, 88, died July 16, 2019, in Bar Harbor. He was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Ellsworth, the son of Kenneth and Mildred J. (Wood) Taylor. Robert graduated from Gilmore High School, Northeast Harbor, in 1949. He married Marjorie Gilley in 1952. Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955,

  • Garrett Paul Harding

    Garrett Paul Harding

    BAR HARBOR Garrett Harding, born Aug. 30, 1990, in Bar Harbor, died unexpectedly on July 9, 2019, in Summersville, S.C. Garrett is survived by his daughter, Kaedynn, of Charleston, W.Va.; mother and stepfather Tina (Jeff) Gilbert of Moncks Corner, S.C.; father, Raymond (Ray) Harding, of Bar Harbor; sisters Paigge (Brad) Sterricker of Norfolk, Va., and

  • Richard “Rick” Paul LaPorte

    Richard “Rick” Paul LaPorte

    BAR HARBOR Richard “Rick” Paul LaPorte, 72, died July 4, 2019, at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Millinocket, the son of Kenneth D. and Velma M. (Mattall) LaPorte. Richard met Pauline (Cookie) Silvia while stationed at Fort Devens, Mass. He married Cookie in 1971 in Medway, and lived in the

  • Curtis L. Blake

    Curtis L. Blake

    Northeast Harbor Curtis L. Blake, the co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream, died at the age of 102, at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., on May 24. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia. A passionate yachtsmen, they were both longtime summer residents of Northeast Harbor. Curt, along with his brother, Prestley, opened their first

  • Frances A. Staples

    Swan’s Island Frances A. Staples died unexpectedly in her sleep at home on Swan’s Island June 10, 2019. She was born Dec. 3, 1948, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She was the daughter of Ruby (Woods) and John P Tennison. Frances is survived by her husband, Terry A Staples, daughter Rhonda and husband, Leslie Ranquist,

  • Caroll R. “Stormy” Fairweather

    Caroll R. “Stormy” Fairweather

    Absecon, N.J. Caroll R. “Stormy” Fairweather, 80, of Absecon, New Jersey went to his eternal resting place to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 26, 2019. Stormy was born in Bar Harbor, Maine on Nov. 15, 1938. He attended schools in Rockland, Maine and graduated from Rockland High School in 1957.

  • Nancy Theresa Doyle

    Nancy Theresa Doyle

    Ellsworth After 82 years of hoarding butter and actively avoiding exercise, Nancy Theresa Doyle left us to embark on her next adventure in the early morning hours of June 15, 2019. She spent her final days in this life basking in the love, laughter and stories of family and friends who came to visit. Nancy

  • Harry Rosengarten Madeira

    Northeast Harbor Harry Rosengarten Madeira, 92, passed away on October 21, 2018.  A Service of Remembrance will be held 4:30 PM, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, 35 S. Shore Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the Mount Desert Nursing Association, 12 Summit

  • Mary Louise Planchart (née Wilson)

    Mary Louise Planchart (née Wilson)

    Mary Louise Planchart (née Wilson) Raleigh, N.C. Mary Louise Planchart (née Wilson), 83, of Raleigh, N.C., died peacefully on June 13, 2019, with her daughter-in-law, Carolyn, at her side at the UNC Rex Nursing Home. The cause of death was complications from renal and cardiac failure. Mary was born in Turley, Okla., on Feb. 2,