Celebration of Life: Gerald Heath (run May 27)

There will be a celebration of life for Gerald Heath, who passed away on May 4, 2017, on Saturday, July 8, 1 p.m. at the Frybeurg Fair Craft Center. BYOB and a dish if you wish. If possible, RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Iris Marie Coville Thompson Ortner

5-27-17-marie-t.-ortnerIris Marie Coville Thompson Ortner, 95, died in Nashua on April 19, 2017.

She was an independent woman who loved helping others. Known from childhood as Mar-ie (emphasis on the first syllable), she was born April 14, 1922, to Stanley Coville and Iris Marie Bassett and spent her childhood in New Lisbon, N.J., where her father grew blueberries and managed the TruBlu blueberry growers coop. Her grandfather Frederick Vernon Coville domesticated blueberries as a cultivated crop and it was his collaboration with Elizabeth White of Whitesbog, N.J., that brought her parents to New Jersey.

Marie attended public schools in Pemberton, N.J., where she met Vinton Newbold Thompson II while in high school. Both enrolled at Cornell University and they married in June 1944.

Paul T. Devine

Paul T. Devine, 83, formerly of Scituate, Mass., and a resident of Hale’s Location, passed away on May 24, 2017.

Paul was a son of the late J. Frank and Josephine Devine; cherished husband for 56 years to Margaret Devine; beloved father to James B. Devine, John D. Devine, Patricia M. Kearney, Steven M. Devine and the late Paul T. Devine Jr; loving grandfather to Melissa, Kevin, Hayley, John, Erin, David, Steven, Ema, Graci and the late Elizabeth.

He was predeceased by his brother J. Frank Devine Jr. SJ. Paul was a proud member of the American Legion Post 95 in North Conway.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home at 382 First Parish Road in Scituate.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s of the Nativity Church at 1 Kent St. in Scituate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Autism Research Foundation.

Words of comfort can be left at www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com



Service: Celestine C. Harnden

Graveside services for Celestine C. Harnden will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Denmark. Arrangements are under the care of Wood Funeral Home at 9 Warren St. in Fryeburg, Maine.