Melanie Creamer

Melanie Creamer

Staff Writer

mcreamer@pressherald.com

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Latest Articles by Melanie Creamer


April 17, 2014

Feature Obituary: Donald Dutil Jr., 68, popular music teacher for MSAD 55

Mr. Dutil, the district's band leader, inspired a love of music in his students.


April 10, 2014

Feature obituary: Michael Hayer, 63, longtime bus driver for Portland Metro

Mr. Hayer was active in the Masons and Kora Shriners.


April 8, 2014

Feature Obituary: Robert Williams, 69, retired lieutenant at South Portland Fire Department

The father of three also volunteered with the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department.


April 3, 2014

Feature Obituary: Arnold Morrison, 86, dairy farmer, active member of New Gloucester Bible Church

Mr. Morrison died Wednesday at age 86.


April 1, 2014

Feature Obituary: Roger Laprise, 68, Sanford police sergeant, baseball standout

Roger Laprise, who also coached many youth teams, is a member of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.


March 31, 2014

Feature Obituary: Daniel Pelotte, 64, worked at Skowhegan paper mill, identical twin

The brothers were born 30 minutes apart in Waterville. They dressed the same, ate the same types of foods and once lived less than 60 feet from each other.


March 27, 2014

Feature obituary: Linda Welch, 56, compassionate nurse, loving mother

She inspired other through her lengthy fight against diabetes.


March 25, 2014

Feature Obituary: Henry Bucci, fought Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years, volunteered in community

Mr. Bucci dedicated his life to family and community. His wife, Diane Bucci, said he was determined not to let his Parkinson’s beat him.


March 25, 2014

Amanda Dempsey, ‘icon of hope’ for Maine cancer patients, dies at 79

Amanda Dempsey's long fight with cancer inspired her actor son to found The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston.


March 19, 2014

Feature obituary: Elliot Burton's death takes generous, colorful thread from fabric of Portland

Burton, who was hit by a car, made his mark as a passionate teacher, helper of the disabled and activist and was known for his empathy.