Beatrice M. Griffin, 96, of Sanford, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Greenwood Center in Sanford. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, located at 29 Winter St. in Sanford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church, located on Payne Street in Springvale. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. 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

Josephine Jeffries, 98, of Springvale, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Jo passed away at Huntington Common with her daughter at her side. A private, graveside funeral will be conducted in the spring at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at

Laura M. (Wormwood) Poire died at age 48, at her home, on March 15, 2013. She will be brought back to South Paris, Maine to rest in peace on March 29, 2013.

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