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Place an Obituary

How to place an obituary in Central Maine

To place an obituary in the Kennebec Journal or Morning Sentinel you may submit it four ways:

WALK-INS: Accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Kennebec Journal, 36 Anthony Ave., Augusta, ME 04330, and at the Morning Sentinel, 31 Front St., Waterville, ME 04901

EMAIL (preferred): For Morning Sentinel email msobits@mainetoday.com
For Kennebec Journal email kjobits@mainetoday.com

FAX (Monday-Friday only): 207.828.8196

MAIL:
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Attn.: Obituaries
295 Gannett Dr.
South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone: 207.791.6191

(please specify which paper you’d like see the obituary appear; either the Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel or both) *We do not accept submissions over the phone.

We accept obituaries from funeral homes, family members and friends. However, those submitted by non-funeral directors MUST be verified by a death certificate, or by a funeral home or cremation service. When submitting, please provide your name, telephone number and address, as well as a death certificate or contact information for the funeral home or cremation service handling the arrangements. All information must be provided in order to continue with publication.

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. Please contact us directly for pricing.

"Services and Calling Hours" are provided at no charge, whether or not an obituary is purchased.

Hours of Operation are:
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Everything, including the payment, must be received by 3 P.M. for the next day’s publication.

For more information, please contact the Obituary Department at (207) 791-6191 or email the Morning Sentinel at msobits@mainetoday.com
or the Kennebec Journal email kjobits@mainetoday.com.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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