Submit an Obituary

The following information for obituaries to run in the Sun Journal.

For obituaries only, hours are Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (deadline is 2 p.m. for private parties, 3 p.m. for funeral homes for next day publication)

EMAIL (preferred):

FAX (Monday – Friday only): (207) 791-6925

MAIL : Maine Trust for Local News, Attn: Obituaries, 295 Gannett Dr., South Portland, ME 04106

PHONE: (207) 791-6191 (NOTE: We do not accept submissions over the phone)

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 hand-written form.


Lewiston Sun Journal:

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram:

Augusta Kennebec Journal:

Waterville Morning Sentinel:

Brunswick Times Record:


Advertiser Democrat, (207) 743-7011,

The Bethel Citizen, (207) 824-2444,

The Franklin Journal, (207) 778-2075,

Livermore Falls Advertiser, (207) 780-2075,

The Rangeley Highlander
, (207) 864-3756,

Rumford Falls Times, (207) 364-7893,

Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier or Kennebunk Post: Contact: David Clark: 207-780-9002;

South Portland – Cape Elizabeth Sentry: Contact

Scarborough Leader: Contact

Northern/Portland/Southern/Coastal Journal Forecaster, Lakes Region Weekly and American Journal – Cyndy Bell;


In Memoriams for the Sun Journal – 207-784-5411;

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 – 207-729-3311 or email

In Memoriams for the Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – Michael Ringer II 207-861-9150;