Donna Lucille Shaw Ambler, 85, of Sanford, died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at the Greenwood Center in Sanford. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, located at 580 Main St. in Springvale. Interment will take place in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Springvale. Family flowers only please. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., Springvale, ME 04083; the Windham Historical Society, P.O. Box 1475, Windham, ME 04062; or the Springvale First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 277, Springvale, ME 04083. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

Maria Daoutakos Economos, 89, of Saco, died Jan. 1, 2013 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Visiting hours will be Saturday from 10-11 a.m. with Trisagion at 10:30 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cote’s Funeral Home with burial at St. Demetrios Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant St., Portland, ME 04102.

Elaine C. Erickson, 60, of Sanford, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, after a two-year battle with cancer. Visiting hours will be 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Memorial donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to Animal Welfare Society, Inc., P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. To share condolences online, please visit

Lucien E. Huot, lifelong resident of Old Orchard Beach, died peacefully with family by his side on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Viewing hours will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 (Lucien’s birthday) at St. Margaret’s Church, 6 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, from 10 a.m. to noon. A liturgy of Christian burial will follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Fund.

Bertha Salls Ring, 76, of Springvale and formerly of West Paris, died peacefully at home on Dec. 31, surrounded by her family. A celebration of Bertha’s life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1130 Main St. in Oxford. Burial will be in the spring in Pine Grove Cemetery in Poland. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the National Kidney Foundation, 470 Forest Ave., Suite 302, Portland, ME 04101. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at

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