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Lois Elaine (Wardwell) Donaghy

Lois Elaine (Wardwell) Donaghy, 65, passed away on the morning of July 12, 2016.

Born and raised in Penobscot, Maine, Lois attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She began her career in New York before returning to Maine where she spent more than 30 years working as Director of Laboratory Services at Waldo County General Hospital, where she transitioned the lab from a part-time facility to a full-time, modern laboratory with first-class service. Lois had an amazing sense of humor and loved reading, hiking, traveling, and dancing; she studied tap dancing at the Rockport Dance Conservatory for many years.

She is survived by three daughters; Ellen Donaghy, Bonnie Donaghy and her husband Derek Rose, and Sarah Donaghy, as well as her siblings; Ruth Harris and her husband Lee, John Wardwell and his wife Elaine, and her sister-in-law Diane Wardwell. She was predeceased by her brother Dana Wardwell Sr.

At Lois’ request, there will be no funeral or visiting hours. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.


Laurie Ann (Hutchinson) Larrabee

STONINGTON—Laurie Ann (Hutchinson) Larrabee, daughter of Tom and Rose (Shepard) Hutchinson, passed away unexpectedly at a local hospital on July 14, 2016.

Laurie was born at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California on September 23, 1978.

Laurie was a loving and devoted mother of four: Johnathan, Ariel, Sierra and Daniel III. In addition to her children, Laurie is survived by her parents, two brothers, Howard and his wife, Michelle, Christopher and his wife, Christie, two nieces Kristina and Katie, two nephews Tyler and Tommy, her grandmother Alice Shepard, aunt Elizabeth Heath and numerous cousins.

Laurie attended elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, San Diego, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Deer Isle where she attended Deer Isle-Stonington school from grade 7 through high school. Laurie has worked for many years in local grocery stores. She worked at TradeWinds and Bartlett’s Market. She is best known for her latest employment at Burnt Cove Market, where she had worked the most years.

Laurie was predeceased by her grandparents, Howard and Betty Hutchinson, grandfather Walter Shepard, uncle Walter Shepard, two cousins Genice Hutchinson and Joslyn McGuire and uncle Wes Heath.

Services are being held at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Stonington. Viewing hours will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016. Laurie’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. Frank Shepard will be officiating. Online condolences may be shared at bragdonkelley.com.