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 4 p.m. ); Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (deadline is 3 p.m.)

EMAIL (preferred): [email protected]

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

MAIL : MaineToday Media, 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.

Obituaries run in the Sun Journal and online at

For an obituary to run in a weekly newspaper, please contact:

Advertiser Democrat, (207) 743-7011, [email protected]

The Bethel Citizen, (207) 824-2444, [email protected]

The Franklin Journal, (207) 778-2075, [email protected]

Livermore Falls Advertiser, (207) 780-2075, [email protected]

The Rangeley Highlander, (207) 864-3756, [email protected]

Rumford Falls Times, (207) 364-7893, [email protected]

In memoriams for the Sun Journal are handled directly through the office in Lewiston or you may call (207) 784-5411 or (800) 482-0753.