Gale M. Bonney, 59 of Sanford, passed away at her home, surrounded by friends and family, on Sunday, Oct. 21 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visiting hours for Gale will be on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish at Holy Family Church. Burial with military honors will follow at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at

Eleanor Bradbury Seavey, 86, a resident of Pool Road, Biddeford, and formerly of Cape Porpoise, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the St. Andre’s Health Care in Biddeford after a long illness. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Church on the Cape Landsford Road, Cape Porpoise, with Rev. Ruth Merriman officiating. Private interment will be at Arundel Cemetery in Kennebunkport. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Church on the Cape, P.O. Box 7663, Cape Porpoise, ME 04014 or to the Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 460B, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 in Mrs. Seavey’s memory. Arrangements are care of Bibber Memorial Chapel 67 Summer Street Kennebunk, ME 04043.

Raymond M. Sylvestre, 78, of Biddeford, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at his home after a long illness, surrounded by his family. Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Memorial donations in Raymond’s name may be made to, Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit

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