Pauline S. “Polly” Bruns, 87, passed away on Nov. 3 at the VA Hospice Center at Togus. An hour of visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5-6 p.m., followed by a funeral service officiated by Rev. Dan Carr at 6 p.m. at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Routes 202 and 4A (13 Portland Road) in Buxton (Bar Mills). www.dcpate.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hadley School for the Blind, 700 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093.

Ruth Edna (Small) Cooke passed away on Oct. 31, 2011, after a long and happy life and a short illness in Bradenton, Fla. A memorial service is planned on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Bradenton, Fla. A service will be planned at a later date in Saco. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ruth’s name to the Salvation Army or to either of her churches.

Florence Desmarais, 86, of Arundel, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at her residence. Visiting hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach and James streets, Saco. A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday at Cote Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. To send private condolences to the family, go to www.cotefuneralhome.com.

Mary Elwell, 76, of Old Orchard Beach, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, following a brief illness. At Mary’s request, funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.hopememorial.com.

E. Armand Talbot Jr., 74, of Sanford, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. A memorial service for Armand will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., Springvale, ME 04083 or the Sanford Food Pantry, 21 River St., Sanford, ME 04073.

Marian M. Terrell, 92, formerly of Kennebunk and Derby, Conn., died Oct. 25 at the Newton Center in Sanford after a long illness. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, with the Rev. Diane Wendorf officiating. Burial will be in Oak Cliff Cemetery in Derby, Conn. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

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