- Category: Obituaries
Thomas D. Shaffner of Fryeburg, Maine, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Freeland, Mich., on the family farm, Tom graduated from Midland High School in Midland, Mich., where he was elected class president. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1958.
Wendy Dunn, 60, a lifelong resident of North Fryeburg, Maine, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at her home in Stow, Maine.
Ruth M. Shade, 95, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at Mineral Springs Care and Rehab of North Conway, with family by her side.
She was born the daughter of John and Sadie Sexton on Dec. 11, 1920, in Westwood, Mass.
Ruth and her husband Russell L. Shade raised their family in Medfield, Mass. She worked as a seamstress for many years. The Shades retired to Dunedin, Fla. Ruth eventually returned to New England to be closer to family. She was a strong and independent woman, and particularly enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Suereth and son-in-law, Russell Suereth, of Green Acres, Fla.; a son, Russell L. Shade Jr. and daughter-in-law, Debra Shade, of Glen; five grandchildren, Russell Suereth Jr., Kenneth Suereth, Christopher Suereth, Russell M. Shade and Sarah Shade; nine great-grandchildren, Claire Suereth, Russell Suereth III, John Suereth, Sophie Suereth, Ruby Suereth, May Shade, Russell A. Shade, Jude Shade and Emma Ruth Kleintop; and one great-great-granddaughter River Suereth.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Russell; and brothers, John and Fred Sexton.
The family would like to thank the many caregivers at Mineral Springs who made Ruth part of their family and provided a warm and caring environment.
At Ruth's request, there will be no funeral services or visiting hours.
Ruth will be buried next to her husband at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
Dean Clark Finniss, 52, of Hampton, died Oct. 2, 2016, peacefully at his home in Hampton.
Dean was born June 26, 1964 in Salem, Mass., a son of Clark and Patricia (Healey) Finniss of Tucson, Ariz. Dean was raised in Salem and graduated from Salem High with the Class of 1983.