Place an Obituary

When placing an Obituary:

First, and foremost, please accept our condolences at this difficult time.

For all publications, we highly recommend letting whatever funeral home assisting you with arrangements, do it for you. Most funeral homes will offer this service, often with no additional cost to you. If you are questioning the price a funeral home has quoted for an obituary, it is in most cases accurate, and will likely cost the same if you place it privately.

However, if the funeral home does not offer such a service, you may submit an obituary to any of our newspapers, preferably via email. Please include your name, home address and phone number. Obituaries MUST be verified by a death certificate, or by providing the funeral home or cremation service information for confirmation of passing. Charges for obituaries will be provided after submission and review by our staff. Out-of-state funeral homes and private party submissions will require credit card payment before the obituary will be printed.

We do not take obituaries over the phone or accept obituaries submitted in hard-written form.


Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram: [email protected]

Lewiston Sun Journal: [email protected]

Augusta Kennebec Journal: [email protected]

Waterville Morning Sentinel: [email protected]

Brunswick Times Record: [email protected]

Questions regarding obituaries in our daily publications above can be answered by calling 207-791-6191 during our regular business hours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Walk-in submissions are also welcome – Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the following address for any of our daily newspapers. (A phone call in advance of your arrival is appreciated, but not necessary: 207-791-6191.)

295 Gannett Dr.
South Portland, Maine 04106

please use the following email addresses and/or phone numbers:

Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier; South Portland – Cape Elizabeth Sentry; Scarborough Leader or Kennebunk Post: Contact: David Clark: 207-780-9002; [email protected]

Southern Forecaster – Ann Duddy, 207-887-1176; [email protected]

Northern/Portland Forecaster – Kerry Rasor; 207-887-1193; [email protected]

Lakes Region Weekly/American Journal – Cyndy Bell: 207-887-1176; [email protected]

Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander – Chris Crockett: [email protected]

Coastal Journal – Laurie Walsh: 207-781-2652; [email protected]

Courier Publications – Heidi Brown: [email protected]


In Memoriams for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and the weekly papers can be submitted to the information listed above.

In Memoriams for the Times Record are handled directly through the Times Record office in Brunswick or you may call (207) 729-3311 or email [email protected]

In Memoriams for the Kennebec Journal & Morning Senitnel – 1-800-366-5601; [email protected]

In Memoriams for the Sun Journal – 207-784-5411; [email protected]