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Winifred "Wini" Ladner

Winifred "Wini" Ladner, 88, died on Easter, April 12, 2009, at Augusta Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her three daughters.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Castle Hedingham, England, the daughter of Mildred (Boreham) and Arthur Frank Sneezum.

During World War II, she worked making parachutes for the Royal Air Force. She later emigrated to America in 1946 after marrying Lorne Wood Ladner, a United States serviceman stationed in England. Despite living in America for most of her adult life, she remained a citizen of Great Britain.

Prior to her retirement, Wini worked at the Gardiner hospital. She was a wonderful cook, avid reader and gardener, Jeopardy enthusiast, and a great mother, wife and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Wini was predeceased by her husband, Lorne; one sister, Dorothy Brown; and three brothers, Arthur, Frank and Stanley Sneezum.

She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Ladner, of South Berwick, Lorna Ladner, of Augusta, and Stacy Ladner and her husband, Michael Hudson, of Gardiner; her two granddaughters, Fiona and Annabel Ladner-Hudson, of Gardiner; her sister, Ivy Heigl and her husband, Richard, of Liverpool, England; and many nieces and nephews in England and the States.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Augusta Rehabilitation Center and Beacon Hospice for the great care and affection shown to Wini, and to Dr. Van Summerin for his medical care. A special thanks to Paula of hospice. She truly made a difference in our mother's final days.

At Wini's request, there will be no funeral service. Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered in accordance with her wishes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.


Earl H. Murphy Jr.

Earl H. Murphy Jr., 80, died at his home on the Berry Road in Hartford, on Friday, April 10, after a long illness.

He was born in Rumford, on Feb. 15, 1929, the son of Earl H. and Hazel H. (Noble) Murphy of Mexico.

He worked for two years at Diamond National Mill in Peru. At 18, he went to work at Oxford Paper Co. (now Boise Cascade), Rumford, where he worked for 44 years.

On Oct. 23, 2008, he and his wife, the former Beverly Berry, celebrated 60 years of marriage. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his family. They lived in Mexico for 32 years. They moved back to Mrs. Murphy's home in 1980, to take care of her parents and the farm.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, watching races at the Oxford Plains or on TV. He also liked to read, watch the birds and feed them. He enjoyed kennel club meetings and dog shows, especially when one of the two family dogs were in it. He loved the babies, small kids of the church and neighborhood and loved watching them grow and change.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeffrey Murphy and his wife, Joyce, of Strong; daughters, Eileen Gondron of The Woodlands, Texas, and Maureen Wheeler and husband, Charles, of Hartford; brother, Larry D. Murphy and companion, Dianne Gallant of Rumford; sister, Beverly Beeler and husband, Don of Portland; grandchildren, Christopher Gondron and his wife, Marla, of Austin, Texas, Brandy Hayes and husband, Adam, of The Woodlands, Texas, Megan Gondron of Conroe, Texas, Darby Murphy of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mariah Dailey of Hartford and Canton; step granddaughter, Heather Huish and husband, David, of Farmington; great-granddaughter, Alexis Hayes of The Woodlands, Texas; and step great-granddaughters, Zoe and Gretchen Huish of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Richard.


Raymond A. Pettipas

Raymond A. Pettipas, 65, of Turner, died on April 11, at the Hospice House, with his loving family by his side.

He was born on May 1, 1943, in Lewiston, the son of Raymond and June (Eveleth) Pettipas. After high school, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for 13 years and was medically discharged in 1974.

He worked at Bath Iron Works for 25 years as a ship fitter. He also was a longtime volunteer at Turner Fire and Rescue. He enjoyed hunting, family horses, working in the woods and was a real outdoorsman.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry; daughters, Tiffany King and husband, Brian, and Tracy Pettipas and companion, Corey Lasalle; sister, Delores Grant and husband, Keith; aunt, Esther Coombs; niece, Tammy Martin; nephews, Tommy and Kevin Grant; and sister-in-law, Audrey Berry and husband, Joe.

He was predeceased by his parents.

The family wished to thank the entire staff of Hospice House for their excellent care of Raymond.


Lorna Welch Cain

March 28, 2009 ~ Lorna Welch Cain, 72, passed peacefully after a brief illness. She was surrounded by family and friends. Lorna was born June 27, 1936 in Laconia, NH to Robert Ozro and Myrle G. Welch. Her family moved to Newbury, VT where she spent her childhood, attended school, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Vermont mountains. Lorna was passionate and dedicated to whatever project she embraced in life. She left home to study English Composition at Keene State College for 2 years before returning to Newbury to support her family in tough times. She later ventured to Boston, and eventually Hartford, CT where she was a Quality Assurance Inspector for Pratt & Whitney. There, she met the love of her life, Peter. They quickly married. started a family, and set forth working together t. manage a large apartment complex. In 1971, Lorna and her family hit the road, traveling up the east coast to Prince Edward Island, researching family heritage, and living in a camper for almost a year- all the while enjoying the adventure. Next, Lorna moved to Randolph, ME where she and her husband built a home. The pair operated a boarding home for Veteran's who were adjusting to civilian life.

Lorna was a social worker, nutritionist, counselor, nurse, life skills coach, chef, and friend to many brave men. She took great pride in the care she provided and was the ultimate caregiver! She enjoyed being able to care for her daughter while running the boarding home and regularly provided childcare for many other children and friends. She also opened her home to her mother and brother, caring for them until they passed before her. After operating the boarding home for 33 years and with much encouragement she finally retired in 2006. Lorna was a wonderful, loving, fun, and creative daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She reveled in all of life's details: reading, cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening, playing with children, crossword puzzles, music, dance, and theater. She especially loved animals, adopted strays, and always surrounded herself with as many as possible! She was good at everything she did and was always willing to learn something new. She taught all of us how to love unconditionally, enjoy life, and above all care for each other.

She will be greatly missed by those who are left behind: Peter K. Cain, husband; Crystal Cain Castro, daughter; Brian Castro, son-in-law; Ethan and Elijah Castro, grandsons; Nancianne Woodward, sister; Frank Woodward, brother-in-law; 5 treasured nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews; Kim Abbott, adopted daughter and her family; and a myriad of people she has touched along the way. A graveside ceremony will be held Saturday April 4th at 1pm at Newbury Cemetery in Newbury, VT. As much as Lorna loved flowers,she would have preferred folks donate to their local Animal Shelter in her memory.


Gabrielle L. Parent

Gabrielle L. Parent, 93, of Auburn passed away on April 2, 2009, at Clover Hospice, after a brief illness. She was born in Lewiston on March 25, 1916, to Frank and Marie Lavertu. Gabe was predeceased by her parents, her husband John L. Parent Sr, and her brother Lawrence. Gabe is survived by her daughter, Louise Spugnardi of Pueblo, Colorado, and, her son, John L. Parent Jr. and his wife Judy, of Readfield; her sisters Marcelle Grenier, Pauline Dumont, and Simone Lemay; her grandchildren, Ann Chouinard, Donna Holly, Rick Spugnardi, Cindy Paine, Jessica Parent, Lena Parent, and Nicholas Asselin; her great grandchildren, Anna, Ella, Abigail, Amelia, Ben, Rose, and Alex; nieces and nephews, Rita, Monique, Connie, Terry, Cecile, Karen, Randy, Scott, Jennifer, Dawn, Chris, Julie, Jiggs, Tina, Josh, Pauline, and Shannon; very special friends, Guilda, Terry, and Diane, and her pool buddies, Frank, Audrey, and Carroll.

Gabe was employed for many years by the Androscoggin Mill and retired from Continental Baking Company in 1983. In her retirement, Gabe became a volunteer at Central Maine Medical Center, and only a few years ago, was recognized for her outstanding volunteer achievement in excess of 6000 hours. Gabe relished in her independence and loved to travel throughout the United States and Canada, visiting family and friends along the way. She loved musical theater and always looked forward to the opening of summer productions at the Boothbay Playhouse. Gabe’s family wishes to express sincerest thanks to the staff at Clover Health Care and Hospice, who have been wonderfully compassionate and supportive to Gabe and to all of us.

A celebration Mass of Gabe’s life will take place at Sacred Heart Church, Auburn, at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, April 7. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Clover Hospice, 440 Minot Ave, Auburn, Maine 04210. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Gary A. Gray

Lewiston-Gary A. Gray, 6o, of Bryant Pond died April 1, 2009 after a brief illness.

Gary was a two tour Vietnam Veteran. He was a loving, caring man that worked hard and spent most of his adult life in the carpentry business. He was employed by Wal Mart at their Augusta Distribution Center.

Gary and his beloved wife of25 years, Jill, enjoyed their lives traveling and caring for their dog Abigail. They particularly loved Christmas time where they shared their homemade gifts with family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife Jill, his sister Connie and her husband David Allen of Bar Mills, Brother Gordon Gray and his wife Mimi of Windham and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Central Maine Medical Center ICU for their excellent care and devotion.

A memorial service to honor his liofe is currently beng arranged by the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston Maine 04240


Alice A. Pratt

AUGUSTA -- Alice Ann Pratt, 50, died March 30, 2009, at Hospice House in Auburn.

Born in Augusta on March 22, 1959, she was the daughter of Stanley Lamont and Jean Elizabeth (Cloutier) Pratt. Her delivery was done by the late Lee W. Richards Jr., M.D.

Alice attended Hussey School, Williams School and Ella Hodgkins School, and was a 1977 graduate of Oak Grove-Coburn School in Vassalboro. While at Oak Grove, Alice spent hours in the riding ring and on the trails upon her favorite horse, Promise. She then studied art at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. Alice had a keen interest and appreciation for the works of the late Andrew Wyeth.

Alice enjoyed antiques auctions, sewing, crafts, gardening, cooking and making fleece blankets and pillows for others. She was a skilled chef and caterer and enjoyed experimental cooking. As a child, she had many fond memories of summers at Pine Cove on Three Mile Pond and also at the Cloutier-Carrier cottage on Rangeley Lake in Oquossoc. She and her many friends made numerous trips to Reid State Park and other coastal and distant destinations. Alice's first love was the family log cabin at the "lake." Alice and her brother, Jon, took great pride in the care of the gardens, grounds and waterfront.

On Aug. 4, 2008, Alice learned that she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. She fought her illness with dignity and courage, and never complained. Throughout the course of her illness, Alice met many people. She was an advocate for her own care and was not afraid to speak up if she had questions. Her medical records and pathology slides have been placed in the library at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where Harvard Medical School students, faculty and other providers may access them for future research and treatment.

Alice was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Augusta.

She was an avid animal lover who had many dogs and cats over the years. She also was known for getting treatment and placement for neglected or abused animals.

She worked at several jobs in her lifetime. For many years, Alice had been the office manager and a licensed funeral attendant at her family's former funeral homes, Laite & Pratt in Camden, and Gray & Pratt in Windsor. Alice was a resident of Windsor for several years. Her most enjoyable employment came from working for many years for several families in Maine and Greenwich, Conn., as a chef, au pair, gardener and driver. Alice once told of a man who she kept meeting each morning at the neighboring mailbox in Connecticut named George. After several weeks, she learned that her unshaved neighbor was George C. Scott. She was proud to live and work on a neighboring island beside the late Andrew and Betsy Wyeth, and a couple of summers ago prepared dinner for Gen. Alexander Haig.

Alice loved spending time with her sister and family in Sarasota, Fla., and East Greenwich, R.I. She was famous for cooking up "special requests" for her nephews. Her obituary photo shows her last fall at Warwick Country Club, where she enjoyed relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Alice loved to attend cousins' events at Boothbay Harbor with the numerous members of the extended Sutton family clan. Alice enjoyed skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Kingfield and Squaw Mountain in Greenville.

Her caregivers, in addition to her brother, Andy; Tracie Young Carolin; Lisa Kaye Pomerleau, RN; and Mark Sutton, were all with her until the end. Alice was grateful for the care and concern of the crews of Rescue 3 and Rescue 4 of the Augusta Fire Department.

She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Leon S. Pratt, DMD, and Ethelyn Sara (Halpen) Pratt; her maternal grandparents, Wilfred A. Cloutier and Carla (Weymouth) Cloutier; and her maternal grandmother, Alice (Eagan) Cloutier. Alice was also predeceased by Elaine (Pratt) Golden and Martha (Cloutier) Roscoe, aunts; and Theodore "Ted" Roscoe and Frederick W. Eaton, uncles.

Surviving are her parents, Stanley L. and Jean (Cloutier) Pratt; her two brothers, Andrew L. Pratt and Jon S. Pratt, all of Augusta; her sister, Andrea J. (Pratt) Stinson and her husband, John A. Stinson, of East Greenwich, R.I.; her nephews, Eric Stinson, of West Warwick, R.I., Craig Stinson and Ryan Stinson, of East Greenwich, and Andrew B.L. Pratt, of Brighton, Mass.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and all of their family members, and many friends. She will be sadly missed by her pet Chihuahua, Mingo; and also her niece and nephew cats and dogs, Max (a Chihuahua), Maggie (a Shih Tzu), Quaker and Moses (both cats), and Brigitta and Jessie, (both Weimaraners).

By request, there are no public visiting hours. Burial office and Holy Eucharist will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St., Augusta, with the Rev. Elizabeth S. Miller, rector, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Gill. Private interment is planned at a later date for family and close friends.

If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330. Contribution envelopes will be available at the service.

A reception for family and friends will immediately follow in the Farnum Room of the St. Marks Parish House, next to the church.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group, 198 Western Ave., Augusta.


Joseph and Eli James Allen

PORTLAND - Connor Joseph and Eli James Allen of Turner died on March 25 at Maine Medical Center.

Connor and Eli are survived by their parents, Lee and Jennifer Allen of Turner; maternal grandparents, Mark Melanson of Leeds and Harold and Judy Damon of Buckfield; paternal grandmother, Helen Allen of Auburn; maternal great-grandmothers, Murielle Melanson and Marion Bunker, both of Leeds; maternal aunt, Melissa Melanson and her fiancé, Mike Lessard, and their children, Paxton and Presley of Lewiston; maternal uncles, Matthew Melanson of Leeds and Dustin Damon of Buckfield; brother, Zak of Wales; and many paternal aunts, uncles and cousins.

They were predeceased by a brother, Chandler Allen; grandfather, Lee Allen Sr.; great-grandfathers, Arthur Melanson, Robert Allen and Norton Medrano; great-grandmothers, Elli Allen and Juanita Riggs; and great-uncles, Randy Medrano, Joseph Hasty and Roger Adams.


Laliberte, Lawrence J.

AUGUSTA -- Lawrence J. Laliberte died March 31, 2009, at the Veterans' Affairs hospital at Togus after a brief illness.

Born June 18, 1926, to Perley J. Laliberte and Emily Blanchette Laliberte, Lawrence faithfully served in the Army for three and a half years during World War II. He was a devoted family man and was active in the Augusta community. He enjoyed many activities, such as cribbage, swimming, music and activities at St. Michael Parish. He participated in Meals on Wheels and thoroughly enjoyed it.

He was a member of the Calumet Club for more than 60 years and a proud member of the Cushnoc Senior Citizens Club. His happiest times were spent listening to music and singing with his family.

Lawrence worked most of his life at Statler Tissue Co. in Augusta and owned a grocery store, Laliberte's Market, in Augusta. He also worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., and for the Augusta School Department.

He was predeceased by his loving parents; a brother, Gerard J. Laliberte; and by a special grandson, Lee M. St. Hilaire, of Winthrop.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Arlene M. (Desjardins) Laliberte; six children, Marianne Wiley and her husband, Dale, of Monmouth, Rosanne Woollett and her husband, Bruce, of South Thomaston, Jean St. Hilaire, of Winthrop, Gloria Morrill and her husband, Timothy, of Richmond, Louisa Lajoie and her husband, Michael, of Pittston, and Perley Laliberte and his wife, Laurie, of North Yarmouth; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.

There will be no public visitation. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, at St. Augustine Church in Augusta. Burial and committal services will immediately follow at the new Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at the Le Club Calumet in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta or to St. Michael Parish in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral ALternatives Augusta, Maine.


Lawrence D. Gould

AUBURN - Lawrence David Gould (Larry), born April 26, 1934 in Dexter to Doris Bilodeau-Mayberry and Wayne Gould, passed away on the morning of March 30, 2009 surrounded by his loving family and lifelong friend, Walter "Scram" Bubier, at the Hospice House.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bonnie Gould; his daughter Crystal Matthews and her husband Michael; his son David Gould and his wife Lana; his daughter Vickie Gould and her husband Dave Gideon; his granddaughter Araminta Matthews and her husband Abner Goodwin; his grandson Christopher Gould and his wife Jessica and their son Damien; his grandson Jeffrey Gould Jr. and his son Logan; his granddaughter Jennifer Gould and her son Tyler Carter; his granddaughters Michelle and Danielle Borden, his granddaughter Chantelle Belanger, his sister Audrey Bezanson of Florida; his aunt Elizabeth Vickery of Auburn; along with his extended grandchildren and great grand-children. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Paul Gould Sr; his brother Paul Gould; and his sister Shirley Caldrain. At the age of six, Larry went to live on the Vickery Farm on 136 in Auburn. He joined the military at 17 and was trained as a machine gun instructor for the United States Army. After he got out of the military, he proposed to his wife in front of Eith's Bakery singing William Mayhew's "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie", and he and Bonnie were married on July 7, 1956. For years, Larry ran the Lisbon Shell Station in Lisbon and he was a Volunteer EMT for five years with Lisbon Emergency. He was well-known in the community for his work as a parking attendant at Graziano's Restaurant where he sang to the patrons accompanied by Phil House. He was also well-known at L.L. Bean as "The Popcorn Man" as well as his driving the Bean Boot in many parades both before and after he retired in 1996. Others might remember him as the delivery driver for Saunders Florist and Wine Shop or for Advance Auto Parts. Throughout the day, Larry was visited by many members of his family and friends. But, he is perhaps best remembered for his exquisite sense of humor -- he always had a joke ready for anyone who wanted to listen (or not). Larry enjoyed his computer and the games (especially winning) his grandson loaded for him, particularly bowling and golf Larry's family would like to thank the compassionate staff of the Hospice House for their care and understanding, and his friends Walter and Margaret Bubier. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Hospice House on Stetson Road of Auburn.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of His Life at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Chapman Room, 980 Turner Street, Auburn at 11AM on Saturday, April 4th. Committal will be held privately. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Marjorie L. Verrill

Marjorie Lela Verrill, 77, Limerick, Maine died peacefully on Sunday, March 22 at Maine Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease. She was born on September 12, 1931 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Willis and Lela Moody and grew up on a farm in Poland, Maine. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1950 and then raised her family on a farm in North Yarmouth, Maine. She looked forward to the area agricultural fairs in the fall and the horse pulling events. She enjoyed baking and was especially skilled at pie and bread making. An avid walker, her other interests included traveling, gardening, knitting, and reading. She loved her granddaughter Kelly and spent many wonderful hours with her. Her cats Lacey and Lucy were also an important part of her life. Marjorie was recently employed by Hannaford Brothers in Waterboro, Maine where she made many new friends. Earlier, she worked in the snack bar at Willowbrook, An 18th Century Museum in Newfield, Maine. Often she could be found before or after work helping to maintain the flower gardens. She is survived by. her daughter Joyce Rumery of Old Town, her daughter Joan Wright of Limerick and her husband Roger. her granddaughter Kelly. her sister Olive Libby of Auburn. her sister Jean Harris of Minot and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 26th at the Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine. Interment will be later in the spring at Kenney Cemetery in Brooks, Maine.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 417 Route One Falmouth, Me 04105.


Marian R. Bower

Marian Rowe Bower, 87, also known as Mimi and Mernie, passed away at Schooner Estates, Auburn, on Saturday, March 21, 2009 with her loving family at her side. She lived a full life and will be remembered by all for her dynamic personality and her great sense of humor. She was born Marian Betina Rowe in Mechanic Falls on March 9, 1922, daughter of Ruth Haskell and Lendall Rowe. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1940, married Frank Myrick in 1941 and went to Bernard's Hair School in Lewiston where she graduated at the top of her class. She then opened and operated her own beauty shop in Mechanic Falls. She married Phil Bower in 1952 and enjoyed a fairytale love affair marriage with him until his death, 16 years later. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Women's Literary Union in Auburn, and was a 50+ year member of the Auburn Methodist Church on Park Ave.

Marian was an avid golfer in her day, winning B flight at Fairlawn Golf Course where she was a member. She was also an accomplished seamstress and knitter, and showered her family with the fruits of her labors. She always had a smile and a joke, right up to the end. She epitomized the "Glass Half Full" and has imparted that attitude on all she encountered. Her family extends its undying gratitude to the Schooner Estate Residential Care staff, who for the past 7 years, have filled Marian's days with love, laughter and amazing personal care.

She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Nichols Bower, in 1970 and by her grandson, Darren Nyberg, in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Judy Nyberg and husband Paul Nyberg of Auburn and her daughter, Candy Gleason and her husband Doug Gleason, also of Auburn. Grandchildren include Ronnie Mitchell, Deanna Nyberg-Vincecruz, Karl Nyberg, Brian Gleason, and Danny Gleason. Great Grandchildren include Todd and Amy Nyberg, Lucas, Cody, and Owen Vincecruz, and Kelsey and Delaney Nyberg. An. two stepsons, Philip Allen Bower of South Portland and James Claude Bower of Old Orchard.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 29th at the United Methodist Church of Auburn, 439 Park Ave, Auburn. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 3 - 5. A memorial service will immediately follow, from 5 - 6. Interment at Mount Auburn Cemetery will occur later this spring when the grass is green and the flowers are up.


William Marion

Auburn – William. Marion R., 68, formerly of d’Youville Pavilion, died on March 17th, 2009 at the Hospice House with her loving family by her side. Services will be held privately in the spring.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Kathryn A. Norton

Augusta-Kathryn A. Norton, 48, of State St. passed away on March 12, 2009 at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta.

She was born on December 15, 1960 in Haverhill, Massachusetts the daughter of Edward and Annie Atwood.

Kathy was an avid swimmer and had accumulated many swimming medals. She was also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

She worked for Pawtucket Medical Associates of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Haverhill Municipal Hospital, Hannaford, Gardiner and Kmart, Augusta.

Kathy is survived by her husband Kenneth Norton of Augusta, parents of Hampton, New Hampshire, brothers Robert Atwood of Haverhill, David Atwood of Amsterdam, sister Nancy LeClerc of Haverhill, step children Christopher and Erica and her two cats.

A Memorial Mass will take place on Thursday, March 19th at 11am at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330.


Blaine Frank Webster

Blaine Frank Webster, 75, of 82 Madison Street in Auburn, died Tuesday, March 10.

He was born in Wales, on June 25, 1933, the son of the late Beatrice Hallowell and Wallace K. Webster. H-e attended schools in Greene, ME and then joined the Army serving in the Korean War. He was married to Irene B. Webster on January 7, 1984 who he is survived by.

He worked in the construction business all his life traveling throughout the United States. After retirement he enjoyed fishing at the Forks with his wife, golfing and woodworking. Blaine especially loved to cook for his grand¬daughter Jennifer.

He is survived by his children, Kim Andree of Minturn, CO; Mark Webster of Chelmsford, MA and Janice Gardanowicz of Ashburnham, MA; step-children Scott, Ronald and Roger Needham; grandchildren Danielle, Travis, Troy, Amy, Paige, Tara, Jennifer, Adeline, Ethan, Joe, Chris and Tony; great¬children Sophia and Cote. Sisters Rena Pearson of Banning, CA, Phyllis Buys of Apple Valley, CA; and his close friend Philip Sawyer of Norway. He was pre-deceased by brothers Kenneth and Philip.

The family thanks the staff at CMMC and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their help during this difficult time.

No visiting hours or services at request of the family.


Florence A.”Poosie” Kierstead

Freeport-Florence A.”Poosie” Kierstead, 73, of Freeport died February 28, 2009 at the Hawthorn House, Freeport.

Mrs. Kierstead was born in Freeport on April 10, 1935 the daughter of Carrol. and Doris Johnson and attended Freeport Schools.

She was a shoe worker all her life, retiring from Eastland Shoe in 1997. She was a trustee at Burr’s Cemetery, Freeport. In 1978 Freeport Rescue opened to ladies, she was the first female to join and served for 22 years as a member of the rescue and company where she served as vice president.

She Started the Viel of Life which is a medical history of patients. She worked for Freeport, Pownal and Durham before retiring from rescue in 2000. She received 3 plaques for; life member, chiefs, and memorial, which she was proud of.

In 1976 she gave Chuck Arthur a little push, so that Freeport got the first charter little league soft ball for the State of Maine. In 1979 she and Jean Arthur took 15 girls to Falmouth and won District 6 flag, but lost the next to Cape-E. She coached for 5 years, if she didn’t have a game you’d find her umpiring.

She bowled for a number of years. She also worked as a waitress for a number o. years where she meet her husband Holly (Slim) Kierstead who died in 1978.

She was also caregiver to two families in this area. She worked with special Olympics for six years, she received a plaque from Olympic Headquarters for her years of service.

She is survived by two grandchildren Tanis and Jarod of California, one Aunt Betrick Everett of Auburn, many cousins and many friends.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 11 to noon on Wednesday the 4th with service commencing at noon at the Freeport Fire Department on Main St. Freeport. Burial will take place in the spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 417 Route One Falmouth, Me 04105.


Judith M. Mahon

South China-Judith M. Mahon, 63, o. Bradford Ln. passed away after a long illness on March 1, 2009 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Bangor on February 3, 1946 the daughter of Raymond and Lila (Waning) Braley.

Judith worked for many years as a hairdresser in the Augusta area, co-owning Mirror Images in Augusta. After retirement she continued to work part time as a traveling hairdresser at many local nursing homes. She also worked part time at L.L. Bean.

She was a member of the Central Maine Squares square dancers and the Capital Area Wheels. Judith enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling and shopping.

Judith was predeceased by her parents and a son Jody Mahon. She is survived by her husband Duane Mahon of 42 years, daughter Melissa Feener and her husband Mike of Averill Park, New York, son Christian Mahon of Derry, New Hampshire, grandchildren Karyn Feener, Jayden Mahon, Hunter Mahon, Alexander Mahon, sisters Donna Ross and husband Jim of Dixmont and Marilyn Hilton and husband Ben of Veazie, several nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 4th at the South China Community Church from 6 to 8pm.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 5th at the Church at 11am. Burial will take place in the spring in Dixmont.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210 or the American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300 Topsham, ME 0408. or to the organization of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Donald P. Looby

Scarborough-Donald Phillip Looby, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at his home after a long illness.

He was born November 29, 1928 in Malone, New York, the son o. Harold and Gladys Looby. He graduated from high school in Rutland, Vermont and then served in the U.S. Army stationed in Seattle, Washington were he married Carolyn Saltus in June 1954. He was employed by the Maine Central Railroad as V.P. of sales until his retirement in 1984.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife Carolyn during his retirement years and also enjoyed the company of his grandchildren.

Mr. Looby is predeceased by his wife Carolyn, son Michael Looby and a brother Carlton Looby. Surviving are his two son's Shawn Looby and his wife Tammy of South Portland and Patrick Looby of Scarborough, sisters June Olsen of Staten Island, New York, Larissa Dingman of Underhill, Vermont, brother Harold Looby of Brooklyn, New York, three grandchildren Amy Looby of Gainesville, Georgia, Heather Looby of Gainesville, Georgia and Jessica Veilleux of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, one great granddaughter Aubree Veilleux of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Services will be held privately this summer in Churubusco, New York were Mr. Looby's Irish Ancestors are buried in the graveyard that was donated to the village of Churubusco by his great grandfather William and where Donald spent many happy summers at his grandmother's and grandfather'. home as a young child.

If so desired, donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter 170 US Route One, Suite 250 Falmouth, Me 04105


John R. DeFosse

John Richard DeFosse was born November 18, 1951 in Worcester, Mass. The son of Richard E. and Jean (Maher) DeFosse. He attended schools in Northborough, Mass., St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Mass. and the University of Connecticut, where he played varsity baseball. He was a resident of Lewiston, Maine for over 21 years. He passed into eternal life after a courageous battle with cancer on February 13, 2009.

John’s passions were his wife Mary (Rice) and their children, Danielle, Patricia, and Christopher. He loved sports, camping and the ocean. Because of his leadership in community sports, he was named Rotary Club “Man of the Year” in Northborough in the 1980s. He traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. He formed fast friendships thanks to his charm, wit, generosity of spirit, and ability to connect to others in very human terms. He faced the illness that ravaged his body with dignity, great heart, and even humor.

He was deeply loved and will be missed by Mary, his wife of 22 years, and by the children of whom he was so proud. He also leaves, a sister, two brothers, a large extended family, and the many friends he made wherever he went.

He was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers, Paul and Richard DeFosse.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 19th from 4 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to his children’s education fund.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group


Mary Ann Bray

Mary Ann Bray, 97, formerly of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away February 13th, 2009 at Market Square Health Center with her loving family by her side.

She was born on July 20, 1911 in Little Falls, New York.

Mary Ann married William H. Bray Sr. in1930. She worked for many years as a real estate agent for Bray Realty in the Panama City, Florida, area. She moved to Maine 4 years ago to be with her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She enjoyed walking, cooking, visits to the ocean and picking up seashells, and especially spending time with her family.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughters Barbara Downey and Nancy Allen; son William H. Bray Jr. and wife Marni; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William.


Arthur Alexander Windecker, Jr.

Arthur Alexander Windecker, Jr., 98, of Auburn, died on February 5, 2009, at Clover Health Care, 440 Minot Avenue.

Arthur was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on September 14, 1910, the second child and first son of Arthur Alexander Windecker and Flora Mary (Stephens) Windecker. He attended public schools in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park High School at the top of the class of 1928. He graduated from Harvard University in 1932, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Arthur attended Harvard Law School for a year before joining the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey, as an actuarial candidate. By 1942 he had passed all of the actuarial exams and had become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He took a leave from the Prudential during World War II to join the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. He served a year in Washington and a year in Hawaii.

In 1953, Arthur resigned from the Prudential and joined the Equitable Life Assurance Society in New York City. He became an officer of the Society in 1959, an Assistant Vice President in 1961, and a Second Vice President in 1967. He retired from the Equitable in 1975 and worked part time for the next several years doing actuarial consulting for a consortium of European insurance companies. During his professional career at both the Prudential and the Equitable, he was active in the Society of Actuaries and the Home Office Life Underwriters Association.

Arthur married Beatrice Barbara Bickford of Auburn on September 15, 1934. They lived for several years in Bloomfield, New Jersey, before moving to Chatham, New Jersey. While in New Jersey, Arthur and Beatrice raised two sons, Arthur Alexander Windecker, III, currently of Goleta, California, and Richard Chase Windecker, currently of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. In 1996, Arthur and Beatrice moved back to Auburn, residing for two years at Schooner Estates before moving to Clover Health Care.

Arthur was widowed in 2000 and in 2001 married Ruth Whitaker Bolton, also a resident at Clover Health Care. He was widowed a second time in 2007.

In Chatham, Arthur was a member of the Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He also served as Clerk of Session for several years. In Auburn, he was a member of the United Methodist Church.

In his middle years and well into retirement, Arthur enjoyed skiing with his family, playing bridge, traveling with Beatrice, and vacationing at the family summer cottage on Lake Pocasset in Wayne. He was a devoted husband and had a strong sense of the duty of supporting his wife and family.

Arthur is predeceased by his two wives, his brother Walter Windecker, and his two sisters, Florence (Windecker) Stevenson and Marion Windecker. He is survived by his two sons, his daughter-in-law, Patricia Windecker, his two granddaughters, Karin Windecker and Laura Windecker, and many nephews and nieces and their children. He is also survived by his two stepdaughters, Beverly Leyden of Hebron and Arolyn Lake of North Bridgeton, and their children and grandchildren.

A memorial service for Arthur will be held at Clover Health Care at 3:00 PM on February 21, 2009. Interment will be later in the spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery where Beatrice is also buried. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Arthur’s name to the Kennebec Land Trust, P. O. Box 261, Winthrop, Maine, 04364-0261 (www.tklt.org), or the Arc of Monmouth, 1158 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, 07712 (www.arcofmonmouth.org).


George E. Caswell

George E. Caswell, 63, of Scarborough, ME died peacefully at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough on February 3, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was born and raised in Waltham, MA, the only child of Vera and Leslie B. Caswell. He was married in Newton, MA on Jan 3, 1970 to Caroline Parmenter of Palermo, Maine. In 1978 they moved to Scarborough, ME where they raised their two children, Christine and George Jr.

George was an avid ham radio operator from the age of 13 when he received his first call sign, K1MON. In later years, after relocating to Maine, he changed his call sign to W1ME. George was particularly interested in amateur satellite operation and contacts with astronauts aboard Mir and the ISS. In Feb 2005, he set up his radio station at the Rockland, ME high school as part of a PenBay radio club activity and contacted the International Space Station, allowing high school students to communicate with the astronauts aboard. It was one of the highlights of his amateur radio involvement.

George was educated in Waltham, MA schools and attended Westbrook College for two years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968 with 27 months being served in Viet Nam. He was employed by Verizon, originally New England Telephone, for 31 years as a central office technician. George was also a private pilot for many years and a former member of the Baldeagles Flying Club in Portland.

George is survived by his wife of 39 years, Caroline P. Caswell; daughter Christine and her husband Moises Nuñez, of Somerville, MA: son George and his wife Laura Johnston, of Reading, MA; mother-in-law Elsie Adams of Palermo, ME; a special niece, Sara Robinson, her husband Mike, and daughters Makayla and Jayna; brothers-in-law Jack Adams of Fairfield, ME and Ron Adams of Houston, TX and their families: and several nieces and nephews.

Family, friends, and neighbors are welcome to an open house at the Caswells’ home at 16 Westwood Avenue in Scarborough on Saturday February 7 from 2-5pm to share memories and condolences.

The family will have a burial service in the spring at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.

Donations in George's Memory may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter 170 US Route 1, Suite 250 Falmouth, ME 04105


Esther Susan Keene

Esther Susan Keene, 64, of Monmouth, died at Hospice House on February 7th, 2009 after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Greenbush on January 28th, 1945 the daughter of Charles Sr. and Agatha (Murphy) Fowler.

Esther worked for many years in the shoe factories and in the yarn industry. She enjoyed knitting for her friends and family. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband William H. Keene Sr.; her parents; sister Martha Bailey. brothers Almond, Charles Jr., and Ernest Fowler. She is survived by her son’s Brian King, Sal Palazzolo, and William Keene Jr.; daughter Deanne Macia; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.


Ashlee “Ash” M. Stone

Lisbon-Ashlee M. Stone, 12, of David St. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 4, 2009.

She was born on May 29. 1996 in Spokane Washington the daughter of Steven Dunigan and Mandy Stone.

Ash was a 7th grader at the Sugg Middle School where she was very active in many clubs and organizations; a Jr. Volunteer at Sugg Middle School, Past Student Council Representitive, Art Club, Civil Rights Club, She received the Presidents Award for Academic Achievement and was on the Sugg School Honor List. She was also a member of the Alma Lee Dance Lisbon, and attended the Open Door Baptist Church where she had been recently baptized. Ash enjoyed being with family, sleep-overs, her computer, texting, bible camps, movies and just doing girl stuff.

Ashlee was vibrant, thoughtful and full of life. She loved people, her siblings, was her mothers best friend and touched everyone she met.

She is survived by her parents Steven Dunigan and Mandy Stone of Lisbon Falls, siblings, Hannah and Taden Stone, Anthony and Kyleigh Dunigan all of Lisbon Falls, grandparents Jim and Rachel Stone of Michigan, great grandfather Jim Stone Sr. of Salem Oregon, uncles Matthew Stone of Oregon, Jason Dunigan of Oregon, and her many good school friends.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Saturday, February 7th from 11 to 1pm at the Open Door Bible Church Lisbon St. Lisbon, with a funeral service commencing at 1pm at the Church.

In Ashlee’s memory donations may be made to the Lisbon Credit Union 325 Lisbon St. Lisbon, Me 04250 to help defray the funeral costs.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Arnold E. Crone

Arnold E. Crone, 78, of Freeport died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Weston, Maine on July 8, 1930 the son o. Ralph and Elizabeth Crone.

His family lived in Danforth until 1941 when they moved to Freeport. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 and served on board the USS Holly. He worked in the woods, a textile mill in Lisbon Falls and Eastland Shoe. He worked for the Maine Department of Transportation until he retired in 1989. He and his wife Lydia enjoyed spending time with family, day trips, eating out and camping. Family, children and pets meant a lot to him.

He is survived by Lydia his wife of 33 years, his daughter Teri C. Welch and her husband Stephen of Yarmouth, his step daughters Charmaine Crone and her husband Dennis of Freeport, Tina Blackburn of Columbia, his sisters Carol, Jackie, Alice, Phyllis and Helen, nieces, nephews, his former wife Amy Crone and his step son Lester Chase. His parents, brothers Marvin, Floyd and Hazen and sisters Beryl and Arlene predeceased him. There will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations may be in his memory to Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Road Brunswick, Maine 04011, Freeport Fire/Rescue or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Yarmouth.


Floprence D. McKinney

Lewiston – Florence D. McKinney, 85, of Lisbon, died on January 8, 2009 at St. Mary’s.

She was born on May 6, 1923 in Lewiston, the daughter of William and Alma Pelletier.

She is survived by her son Lee Turner; sister Lillian Hill; caretaker Mary Chamberlain; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by William J. and Chester A. Turner.


Florence McKinney

MCKINNEY Florence D., 84, of Lisbon died on January 8th in Lewiston. There will not be any services at this time. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston


Omer J. Pomerleau

Auburn – Omer J. Pomerleau, 65, of Conell Street, Auburn passed away peacefully on January 11, 2009 at Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lewiston on March 9, 1943 the son of Omer Pomerleau and Alfreda (Michaud) Breton.

Omer married Sharon Hutchinson on Oct. 10, 1964 and together they raised their son, James. Omer served our county in the Navy and was in Europe during his extended tour. He was dedicated to his work as the plant manager at Bottoms USA for 23 years. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends. Omer was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his son, James and his wife Lisa of Lewiston; granddaughters, Marissa and Cora; three brothers, Lawrence and his wife Jeanne of Greene, Laurie and his wife Joan of Billrica, MA, and Reginald of NY; sister, Dorian of Leeds; and twelve nephews and sixteen nieces.

Omer was predeceased by his parents; longtime companion Joyce Blanchette; brothers, Henry Pomerleau and Roland “Babe” Pomerleau; sisters, Rita Dubois and Laurette Bryant.

Family and friends may call 11am until the time of service on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at The First Assembly of God, 70 Hogan Road, Lewiston where a memorial service will begin at noon with the Rev. Donald Cougle officiating Interment will be in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donation to the First Assembly of God.


Francis (Frank) Everette Hewitt

PORTLAND - Francis (Frank) Everette Hewitt, 83, of Yarmouth, died Jan. 11, at Mercy Hospital, trying to overcome pneumonia.

He was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Lexington, to Roland Foss and Fern Hewitt. He was raised in the New Vineyard and North New Portland area by his mother, Fern Stewart and stepfather, Roy Stewart.

He left school early in life to help support the family by working in the woods with his stepfather. He later worked at a saw mill in North Anson and drove a pulp truck, before going to work for Saunder Brothers in Westbrook, where he eventually retired.

Frank married Florence Tibbetts March 14, 1981, and they spent many happy years together. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering in his shed and going dancing with Florence. He always looked forward to the local fairs, especially the Farmington Fair and visiting family and friends in the North New Portland area.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Florence; a brother, Roy Stewart and wife, Gerry; sisters, Natalie Hill, Winnifred Brackley and Christine Norman; his children, Frank Phillips, Carl Phillips, Gene Hewitt, Arnold Hewitt, Dixie Hewitt and Bonnie Hewitt; and stepchildren, Tony Tibbetts, Linda Dame and Emily Nadeau.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a son, Donald Hewitt.

The family would like to thank the staff at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth for the wonderful care and attention they gave Frank while he was there.

Thank you also to the best neighbors anyone could ask for: Mary and Newton Towle, who helped Frank and Florence by mowing their lawn, plowing their driveway and many other acts of kindness too numerous to list.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, 417 Route One, Falmouth.


Jeanne Kay Fortin

Lewiston – Jeanne Kay Fortin, 59, passed away on January 10, 2009 at a local hospital with her loving husband at her side. She was born In Lewiston on July 5, 1949 the daughter of John and Jeanne (Hotchkiss) Fitzpatrick.

She was educated in Auburn schools and graduated from Edwards Little High School, Class of 1968. Jeanne married Michael Fortin on October 19, 1991. They enjoyed many activities together including fishing and target shooting. She was a member of East Auburn Baptist Church. Jeanne was a friendly, kind woman who delighted in her herb and vegetable gardens, costal Maine, and seafood.

She is survived by her husband; brother, James of North Carolina; sisters, Victoria of MA and Priscilla of Vassalboro. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends.


Gloria R. McCarthy

Lewiston – Gloria R. McCarthy of 136 Spring Street, Lewiston, died suddenly at home on January 11th, 2009.

She was born in Lewiston, the daughter of John DeGruttla and Lillian Parent DeGruttla, and has been a resident of this community all her life. She received her diplomas from Holy Cross School and Lewiston High School.

On May 17, 1952 she married Joseph “Mac” McCarthy who survives, and together they raised their daughter Janice.

She was employed at Hannaford for 34 years as a cashier, retiring in June 2007. Gloria was a Charter Member of the Emblem Club, Lewiston Lodge of Elks.

Gloria loved life and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite things to do were going to the ocean at Harpswell and Bailey Island, and her senior bus trips to see plays and special attractions.

She was a generous and caring person, always lending a helping hand. She was beautiful inside and out, through her strong and prayerful life, she believed that any of life’s challenges would be resolved through FAITH. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, and by her loving cat, Rascal.

Gloria leaves her husband Mac of Lewiston; daughter Janice; grandson Aaron; granddaughter Kaylee; son-in-law Roy Hornstein, all of Laguna Niguel, CA; sisters Angelina Boisvert and husband Romeo of Lewiston, Theresa Hunsicker and husband Bob of Humet, CA, Lucille Delorme of National City, CA, Annette Metropolis of West Hartford, CT; sister-in-law Gabrielle Sirois of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters


Jeanne Fortin

Lewiston – Jeanne Kay Fortin, 59, passed away on January 10, 2009 at a local hospital with her loving husband at her side. She was born In Lewiston on July 5, 1949 the daughter of John and Jeanne (Hotchkiss) Fitzpatrick.

She was educated in Auburn schools and graduated from Edwards Little High School, Class of 1968. Jeanne married Michael Fortin on October 19, 1991. They enjoyed many activities together including fishing and target shooting. She was a member of East Auburn Baptist Church. Jeanne was a friendly, kind woman who delighted in her herb and vegetable gardens, costal Maine, and seafood.

She is survived by her husband; brother, James of North Carolina; sisters, Victoria of MA and Priscilla of Vassalboro. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends.


Patricia Palmer

Augusta-Patricia Palmer, 81, passed awa. 1/11/09, at Gray Birch Nursing Home, Augusta.

She was born in Hallowell on 9/20/09, the daughter of John and Ethel King, Patrician attended Hallowell High School.

She was a member of Cox Memorial Church and enjoyed Ham Radio, Painting/drawing, Gardening, and being a Civil Defense air plane spotter during WWII.

Patrician was a home Maker and Artist.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Alden S. Palmer I. son Alden S. Palmer II, and sister Carolyn Banks.

Patrician is survived by her daughter Barbara Palmer of Augusta, Son Thomas B Palmer and his wife Roberta of Augusta, Daughter Kathy Patrick and her husband Chandler of Pittston, cousins Susan Phipps and her husband Ken of Florida, Terry Church and his wife Ruth of North Carolina, Marcie Arsenal and her husband Robert of Oregon, grandchildren Michael Trussel and his wife Barbara of Old Town, Jennifer Fielding and her husband Brian of Augusta, Adam Palmer of Augusta, Kate Umland and her husband John of South Gardiner, Alden S Palmer III and his wife Rachel of Augusta, Frank Palmer of Waterville. great grandchildren- Zoie Trussel of Old Town, Abbie Brooks Fielding of Augusta, Connor Anderson Fielding of Augusta, Carrie Palmer of Augusta, Lia Elisabeth Umland of South Gardiner and Hunter James Palmer of Waterville.

A memorial service will be held at the Randolph United Memorial Church, Randolph, Maine at 2:00 Friday 16th Jan.


Prudence Crocker

Prudence L. (Libby) Crocker of Portland – known as “Prudy” to thousands of children during her long career as a pediatric nurse – died Sunday following a long illness.

Prudy was born September 30, 1926, the second of six children of Jackson and Doris Libby of Brewer. Following her graduation from Brewer High School, Prudy enrolled in the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1948. While a student nurse, Prudy met her future husband, Anson “Junior” Crocker, while he was a patient. They were married in 1949.

Prudy spent more than 20 years as a nurse on the pediatric ward at mercy Hospital, most often working the 3-11 shift. She was adored by both patients and their families for her kindness and encouraging bedside manner. After leaving Mercy, Prudy worked for a pediatrician’s group before retiring.

During her retirement years, Prudy devoted much time and energy to the charitable works of the Portland Emblem Club. She served as the club’s president many times, and was elected to the presidency of the Maine State Association of Emblem Clubs.

Prudy was predeceased by her parents and siblings. She is survived by Anson, her husband of nearly sixty years; sons Jim of South Portland, and Bob of Portland: daughters Heidi Cummins of Manzanita, Oregon, and Jodi Crocker of Portland; her grandson Caleb Crocker of South Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 100 Campus Dr # 107, Scarborough, ME 04074.


Stanley Gifford

Falmouth, Maine-Stanley "Jack" Gifford, 83, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 19, 2008 after a happy and full life.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia of Falmouth, Maine, his son and daughter-in-law Mark and Laura Gifford of North Andover, Massachusetts, his daughter, Laton Gifford of Portland, Maine and his son and daughter-in-law Sam and Beth Gifford of Natick, Massachusetts. He is also survived by six beautiful granddaughters, Morgan, Jessica, Lexi, Zoey, Hayleyann and Sarah, and his dear friends Tony and Pat Greeley of Framingham, Massachusetts. A family remembrance is planned for the spring.

Arrangements are under the care Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Marilyn Gould

Marilyn 'Dee' Gould July 13, 1923- Dec. 24, 2008 FREEPORT -- Loving mother of four and grandmother of four, as well as mother figure to many more, Dee passed away unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage on Dec. 24, 2008, surrounded by family, the way she liked it best. A true friend and mother to everyone who passed through her door, Dee will always be remembered as a woman who opened her heart and her home to all who knew her. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dee was raised in Philadelphia by her parents, Howard T. and Florence R. Mitchell. While attending the University of Pennsylvania and earning her bachelor's degree in education, she met Charles S. Gould, a young, dashing merchant mariner on a blind date arranged by her Alpha Chi Omega sorority sister. On Aug. 17, 1946, the two married and began their life together in New Brunswick, N.J. Dee taught kindergarten and Charlie worked towards his master's degree at Rutgers University. In 1954, Charlie, a sales representative at Dupont Chemical, was transferred to Maine and they settled there after a brief stint in Texas. In 1956, they moved to their home in South Freeport and raised their four children. Dee was a member of The South Freeport Congregational Church where she was a long time choir member (she had a voice like an angel), organist and junior choir director. A member of the Harraseeket Yacht Club, Dee was also politically active in town and county politics and was an accomplished piano player who even taught lessons for a few years. In 1966, Dee went back to work first at Job Corps in Poland Springs, then later, in 1970, as a psychiatric social worker at the Bridgeton Mental Health Clinic. Later in 1978, she transferred to Maine Medical Center where, in addition to her duties in the psychiatric unit, she did consultations in the ER and burn units. Dee's experiences made her a firm advocate of family participation. She once said, 'I'm a great believer in family involvement. People don't live in a vacuum, they live in a system with others. Mental illness represents great challenges, but with understanding comes acceptance.' No one knew more about family acceptance than Dee herself. After her retirement in 1990, she turned her attention and efforts to her family and friends, keeping up a long-standing Gould family tradition called 'Augustfest,' a family reunion held in their home for the past 30 years or so. Augustfest was an event which Dee planned and executed in her typical way-with tons of love and even more important perhaps, her 'meticulous' lists of everything from guests to menus to sleeping arrangements. No matter whether 10 people attended or 100, Dee was ready for anything. Dee is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles S. Gould; her children, Charles M. Gould of Portland, Barbara L. Gould of Lincolnville, Matthew R. Gould of Falmouth, Mass., and James D. Gould of Natick, Mass.; and her four grandchildren, Louisa, Morgan, Steven and Danny; as well as many, many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends whom she considered her own. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to hospice or another charity of your choice Marilyn 'Dee' Gould


Viola Hyman

LEWISTON - Viola Hyman of Mechanic Falls died Friday, Dec. 26.

She lived a deliberately peaceful, quiet and love-filled life; one that she said began when she met her husband, John.


Albert Monty

Lewiston-Albert P. Monty, 61, of Main St. Lewiston passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 14, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

There will be no services held at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


SYLVIA HOLMAN GORDON

Auburn-Sylvia Holman Gordon, age 80, of 97 Maple Point, Auburn, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2008, with her loving family by her side, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin County, Auburn, following a 7-week illness with brain cancer. Born January 11, 1928, she was a daughter of Harold and Agnes Harlow Holman. A 1945 graduate of Dixfield High School, she married a fellow classmate, Lincoln L. Gordon, on September 7, 1947, in Dixfield. Most of her life was dedicated to her family, and she also worked for many years at Lost Valley Ski Area in the Rental Shop. She was a member of High Street Congregational Church where she sang in the Choir for 41 years. She served on the Diaconate, Women's Guild, Music Committee, and was co-chairperson of the Christmas Fair for two years. Prior to that she served as a Sunday School teacher and assisted for several years in the neighborhood mother's club. She had been a Brownie Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, and was leader of the Dandy Andies 4-H Club in Auburn. A member of the Community Little Theater, she appeared in the chorus of many musicals and had small roles in several other productions. She was a charter member of the Mollyockett Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Survivors include her husband of 61 years of Auburn; one son, Larry Gordon and wife Dawn of Auburn; three daughters, Marcia Jolicoeur and husband Richard of Lewiston; Deborah Heffernan and husband Dennis of Portland, Connecticut and Scarborough, Maine; and Cathy Stevens of Lewiston; seven grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Michelle Woodford and husband Adam, Jennifer Stevens, Brian Heffernan, Kristi Gordon, Joseph Stevens, Katie Heffernan, and Mathew Gordon; two great-granddaughters who brought much happiness and laughter to her life, Shylah Renee and Molly Bea Woodford; two sisters, Barbara Kendall of Brunswick and Joyce Pepin of Newport; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews to whom she was very close. Stephanie and Hannah were also special to her. She was predeceased by her parents; infant grandson Paul Gordon Stevens; one sister, Hazel Hardy; and five brothers, Kenneth, Clayton, Elwood, Lauren, and Harold, Jr. The family will receive friends and family from 10:30 to 11:30 Saturday, December 27th in the Gremley Room at High Street Congregational Church, Pleasant Street, Auburn. A memorial service will begin at 12 noon in the sanctuary followed by a reception in the Trafton Room. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to High Street Congregational Church, Pleasant Street, Auburn, or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Marilyn Cross

Lewiston - Marilyn M. Cross, 70, of Auburn, passed away on December 27th, 2008, at St. Mary's.

She was born on August 10, 1938 in Lewiston, the daughter of William and Dorothy Marshall.

She was a graduate of Edward Little High School. She was a long time resident of Auburn.

Marilyn enjoyed puzzles, computer games, plastic canvas, spending time with her grandchildren, and was a wonderful homemaker. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church of Lewiston where she also volunteered, was a choir member, and drove the church van for Sunday school and children’s events.

She is survived by her beloved husband Lew; children Dennis, Jeff, Marshall and their wives; brother Stewart; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons’ William and Scott.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, December 31st, at 7 PM with a visitation one hour prior to the service at First Assembly of God Church, Hogan Road, Lewiston. Rev. Donald Cougle will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Eleanor Tilton

Tilton, Eleanor-died 12/28/2008 at the Baron Center in Portland.

No services at this tim.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives 500 Route One Yarmouth, me 04096


Pauline “Polly” Hagen

Lewiston-Pauline L. Hagen, 85, passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 at D’Youville Pavilion, Lewiston after a long illness.

She was born in Mechanic Falls on October 18, 1923 the daughter of Paul and Floris (Hartford) Murray.

Polly was a past member the Open Door Bible Church in Lisbon Falls. She enjoyed writing poems and reading reciting them to anyone that would listen. She also enjoyed singing to young children.

She was predeceased by her parents, husbands Albert Rodrique, Robert Hagen and a twin sister Arlene Dostie.

Polly is survived by a son Victor Rodrique of Wales, Barbara Gilliam of Lewiston, Shirley Simmons of Lewiston, Doreene Sargent and husband Charlie of Mechanic Falls, brothers Paul Murray and wife Barbara of Lewiston, Raymond Murray of Fayette, and numerous nieces and nephew.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210. Burial will follow after the service at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Albert P. Monty

Lewiston-Albert P. Monty, 61, of Main St. Lewiston passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 14, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

There will be no services held at this time.


Valore Buckley

Lewiston-Valore F. Buckley, 77, of Turner passed away on December 13, 2008 at Marshwood Nursing Home..

She was born on April 17, 1931 in Greene the daughter of William and Vina Bergeron.

Valore enjoyed GOING FOR CAR RIDES AND READING. and spending time with family.

She was predeceased by her HUSBAND JOHN G. BUCKLEY SR. Valore is survived by 3 DAUGHTERS LINDA LAVERIDRE of AFTON, MN, KATHY SEGER of AuBURN, CRYSTAL LEADY of LEESBURG, FL 1 SON JOHN G.BUCKLY JR, of APOPKA, FL , 10 GRAND CHILDREN and 3 GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.

SERVICE WILL BE IN THE SPRING AT the GREENe VALLEY CEMETARY


Elizabeth Miquelon

Miquelon, Elizabeth of Lewiston, died December 14, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center.

No funeral services will be held at this time.


Harlene Erskine

Yarmouth-Harlene J. Erskine, 70, of West Elm St. passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008 at her residence.

She was born on June 1, 1938 in Augusta the daughter of Grafton and Doris (DeLano) Davis.

Harlene enjoyed watching sports.

Her parents predeceased her. She is survived by her husband Richard Erskine of Yarmouth, son Michael Erskine and his wife Louise of Sidney, daughter Ally Erskine of Kentucky, brother Stephen Davis of Florida, sister Cynthia Holbrook of Woolwich, and grandsons Jacob and Ryan Erskine both of Sidney. .

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 27th at 2pm at the First Parish Congregational Church 116 Main St. Yarmouth, Me 04096.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Capital Campaign c/o the First Parish Congregational Church.


Donald Drake

Sidney-Donald W. Drake, 83, of Cameron Dr. passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Providence R. I., on January 31, 1925 the son of Manzer and Amy (Crowell) Drake.

Don was predeceased by his parents and sister Ruth Bryant.

He enjoyed old movies, listening and playing bluegrass. He also loved spending time with his family.

Don worked for the MDOT for over 35 years driving tractor trailer retiring in 1977.

Don was member of the Second Baptist Church in Sidney and past master of the Sidney Lodge and the Scottish Rite Bodies.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Winona Drake of Sidney, daughter Donna Drake Clifford and husband Jim of Sidney, granddaughter Amanda Clifford of Sidney, step children Bernice Kelley of Augusta, Maurice Kelley of Augusta and Sharon Hall of Oakland, 3 nephews Alan Arnold of Dresden, David Arnold of Texas and Robert Arnold of Texas and a very dear friend Paul Millett of Florida and Maine.

The family would like to thank Health Reach Hospice for the wonderful care provided during Don’s Illness. Particularly Sue Morin, Debbie Heald and Kurt Karlsson and the social worker Barb.

A funeral service will be held at the Second Baptist Church in Sidney on Monday, December 15th at 1pm burial will take place on Tuesday, December 16th at 10am at Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.

In Don’s memory donations may be made to the Sidney Food Cupboard West River Rd. Sidney, Me 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Wayne P. Hobart

Lisbon-Wayne P. Hobart, 50, of Village St. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born in Brunswick on March 3, 1958 the son of Gerald and Faye (Miller) Hobart.

Wayne enjoyed swimming, fishing and mowing the lawn. He worked for many years in the auto industry as a salesman, starting at Jolly Johns and most recently with Quirks Auto in Westbrook.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 30 years Holly Hobart of Lisbon, son Justin Hobart of Lisbon, two daughters Tiffany Erin Evanisko and husband Aaron of Auburn, Kelsey Marie Hobart of Lisbon, sister Gerilyn Ancona and husband Troy of Durham, David Hobart and wife Ginger of New Hampshire, Gregory Hobart and wife Karen of Greene, and his parents Gerald and Faye Hobart of Lisbon Falls.

He was predeceased by a brother Scott Hobart.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 10am at Shiloh Chapel in Durham.

In Wayne’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, suite 300Topsham, Me 04086.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


William Smith

BRUNSWICK -- William Smith, 84, of Willow Grove Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick with his family by his side.

He was born in New York City on July 16, 1924 to newly emigrated Scottish parents, William and Mary Richmond Smith. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his B.S. degree from New York University...

In 1952 he married Gloria Sileo in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was an architectural sales representative for Otis Elevator for many years.

In New York City, he was on the Speakers Bureau of United Parents Association.

In Pound Ridge, Westchester County, N.Y. he was an active participant in community affairs as a member of the Pound Ridge Conservation Commission and the Planning Board. He was president of the Democratic Committee, of the Lions, and of the Historical Society. He also served a term on the local school board.

When he relocated to Brunswick in 1995, he resumed his community activity by serving first on the Brunswick Conservation Board and then on the Planning Board. He also served on a special commission of the Maine Council on Aging and volunteered for AARP. He was also active at the 55 Plus Center, now People Plus. He was an avid birdwatcher and hobby printer on a turn-of-the-century letterpress.

He is survived by his wife , two daughters, Megan Pinette and her husband Dennis of Belfast, and Maud and Lloyd Hamovit of Byfield, MA, and by three grandchildren, Evan Pinette, Rory Hamovit and Nora Hamovit.

Funeral services are by Funeral Alternatives in Yarmouth. The family will hold a memorial service, date to be announced.

Memorial donations can be made to CHANS Home Health Care, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011, Hospice Volunteers in Midcoast Maine 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, Me 040112, and People Plus, 6 Noble St. in Brunswick.


Clayton B. Barter

No. Yarmouth-Clayton Boylston Barter passed away on November 25, 2008. Clayton was born on November 13, 1919 to Fred N. Barter and Myrtis M. Libby, the third of four sons. Clayton started school at age four and attended one room schools until beginning high school at North Yarmouth Academy. He walked to and from high school every day unless he managed to hitch a ride. He dropped out after completing his second year to get a job to help his family, as was common during the depression. He prided himself on being a strong and able worker. He served in the US Army in Belgium, England, Germany and France during WWII as an ammunition truck driver. He was a lifelong Democrat and always urged his family to vote. Community service was very important to him. He was a charter member of the North Yarmouth Fire Department and helped to start the North Yarmouth Rescue Service. He ran Beano one Saturday each month to raise funds for the fire and rescue. He at one time served on the planning board and budget committee for the Town of North Yarmouth. He has been a mechanic, a truck driver, carpenter, road commissioner and was sexton of the Walnut Hill Cemetery for more than thirty years. He had many good friends over the years who would stop in for a game of cribbage or to pitch a quick game of horseshoes. Until May of this year, he and his friends still got together weekly for card night. Clayton is survived by his wife of nearly sixty years, Hilma (Mary) Brown Barter of North Yarmouth, who he married on January 15, 1949. He is also survived by his stepson Woody Brown of Windsor, Illinois, stepdaughter Penny Megquier of Gray, daughter Polly Grindle of North Yarmouth, son Fred Barter of North Yarmouth, along with their spouses and partners, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and some who were like grandchildren. He was predeceased by his youngest daughter Becky Grass of North Yarmouth in 1994 and his grandson Sam Megquier in 2008. He was the Patriarch of the family, all of us called him Pa, some called him Par. He was always there instantly when any of us needed anything. We all miss you and will love you forever Pa.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Margaret M. Rivers

AUGUSTA -- Margaret M. Rivers, 82, of Porter Street, Augusta, died unexpectedly on Nov. 21, 2008, as the result of a fire at her home.

She was born in Hermon on Oct. 14, 1926, the daughter of Frances (Wilson) Cronk and John Cronk and John Clarence Brace.

Mrs. Rivers was a diligent single mother of two. She worked for several years in retail.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane Rivers-Hooke, and her companion, Mark Pease, both of Westbrook; a son, Sean E. Rivers and his wife, Lisa, of Augusta; a brother, Roger Cronk, of Milford; a sister, Paulette Ugro, of Milford; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 237 Eastern Ave., Augusta.


Alfred Smith

West Gardiner - Alfred Smith, 77, o. West Gardiner passed away at his home on the Benson Road on November 26th 2008, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 3, 1931 in Monroe, ME. One of 13 children born to Clyde and Evelyn Johnson Smith. He was 7 years old when he went to live with his grandparents Byron and Clara Johnson on their dairy farm. He joined the navy when he was 17 and served 12 years as an Amphibious Bosun Gunners Mate during the Korean War. He traveled around the world twice on the destroyer U.S.S. John W. Weeks DD701 and other military ships.

After leaving the Navy, Al owned and operated a restaurant and garage on Islesboro. He moved to the Augusta area and was employed at the VA Hospital at Togus. After retirement, Al enjoyed working on anything mechanical, especially old Simplicity tractors, and was often called upon to repair lawn mowers in the neighborhood. Al took pride in maintaining his trout pond and feeding the birds. turkeys, and deer. His favorite was a 3-legged doe nicknamed “Ole Three Legs” that he had been feeding for 7 years.

A. was a member of the Kennebec Masonic Lodge, Queen Esther chapter of the Eastern Star of Hallowell, the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed sitting in his recliner watching people drive by with his special friend “Brandy the Cat”. Al’s favorite place in the world was being “Up to Camp” at the Wildes Hill Rod & Gun Club in Monroe. which he founded in 1965 and where his ashes will be placed. Al spent the entire month of November there every year and this year was made extra special by Jim, Brady, Brian, and Jimmy Palmer, special nephews Mike and Eric Smith, and son in law Keith Ryder. He left knowing his love of camp will be carried on by these special people.

Al loved playing poker with his close friends Jim Hart, Bob Landry, Ben Rollins, and Walter Martin. Every morning at 5:45 he was on his way to Fuller’s Market for coffee with his poker friends, as well as Dick Vigue, Wendall Collins, and on occasion friend and neighbor Gary Crocker. He always had a story to tell entertaining both young and old. Al loved old country music, playing his guitar and singing the songs of old including his favorite, “The Wildwood Flower”.

He is survived by his wife Betty of West Gardiner and her children James Palmer and wife Bridget, Brady Palmer and partner Melissa Mullins, and Jodi Palmer all of Manchester. Affectionately known as “Grumpy” to his grandchildren Kelli, Brian, Jimmy, Natalie, Chad and Josi Palmer, and Isaac and Haley Mullins. He is survived as well by his daughters, Karen Ryder and husband Keith, and granddaughters Dacia and Taila of Swanville, and Jacqueline L Smith of Islesboro. Also Debbie Walker, Lauretta Bullock, Drucilla Geary, Barbara Smith and Melissa Sprague. His brothers Lawrence and wife Janie, Byron and wife Pat. Sisters Polly, Coralee and husband Dana, Coleen and husband Brad. As well as many brothers and sisters in law. nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Togus Veterans Hospital, Beacon Hospice, and the many friends and family for their love, support, thoughts, and prayers.

At Al’s request, there will be no funeral or visiting hours. Donations may be made in Al’s memory to any of the organizations he belonged to, Cancer Research, or an organization of your choice.

A gathering in celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 7th, from 1:00 to 4:00 at his home on 122 Benson Rd, West Gardiner.

Arrangements are under the care Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Uel F. Gardner

SCARBOROUGH - Uel F. Gardner, 75, of Farmington, N.H., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

He was born in 1933 to the Rev. Uel A. and Dorothy Gardner of Farmington, N.H. He graduated from Farmington High School, attended Plymouth State College and served as a security specialist in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

An avid outdoorsman and skier, he began a ski industry career at Cannon Mountain (N.H.) in the 1950s. In the late 50s, he moved to Bethel and helped build Sunday River Skiway. Throughout the early 1960s, he owned and operated several ski schools throughout Maine and New Hampshire and worked his way into ski area management.

In the 1970s, he moved his family to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where his expertise in snowmaking was instrumental in building and developing three ski areas. He served as president of the National Ski Area Association in the 1980s.

His lifelong interests included fly fishing, hunting, skiing, canoeing and raising Belted Galloway cattle. Upon retirement from ski area management in 1994, he moved back to Farmington and traveled the country as a snow-making consultant and "seeker of large trout." He continued to solo camp and fish in the wilderness to age 71.

He is survived by two sons; and two grandchildren.


Adolphe A. Dumond

AUBURN - Adolphe A. Dumond, 74, of Auburn, died Nov. 12, at the Androscoggin Hospice House.

He was born in Wallagrass, May 22, 1934, the son of Albert J. and Isabelle (Labbe) Dumond. He was a member of the Sacred Heart parish. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being on the water.

He is survived by his sons, Antonio and his wife, Joline, of Lewiston and Donald and his partner, Angie, of Lewiston; granddaughters, Andrea of California, and Jessica of Lewiston, grandson, Alexander of Auburn; his sisters, Adrienne, Lucienne, Jeanne and Patricia; and brothers, Patrick, Maurice, Harold and Paul.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Ann Marie; sister, Juliette; and brothers, Albert, Norman, Ligorie and Richard.


Nellie Josephine Casoria

Augusta-Nellie Josephine Casoria, 84, formerly of Manchester, passed away Sunday November 16, 2008 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Graybirch.

She was born June 9, 1924, in Dresden, the daughter of the late Fred and Caroline (Moody) McDonald.

One of Nellie’s greatest passions in life was shopping at Lawn Sales. She was proprietor of her own ongoing Lawn Sale for many years, "Nellie's Place".

Nellie was the widow of Anthony Casoria and was predeceased by all of her siblings and first husband Ola Maxim.

She will be sadly missed by daughters Nancy Scribner of Jay, Sylvia Spinicci and husband Sam of Manchester, Betty Towle and husband Matt of Winthrop and sons Ola Maxim and partner Hope of Jay, and Fred Maxim and wife Peg of East Dixfield, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grand and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery Chapel on Civic Center Drive in Augusta on Friday, November 21st at 9am.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Graybirch where Nellie had resided since June 2007. She made many friends who were a great source of care, comfort and support.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Michael Nilsen

Michael J. Nilsen-died November 15, 2008 in Lewiston. No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Richard E. Taylor Sr.

AUGUSTA -- Richard Elmer Taylor Sr., of Augusta died Nov. 9, 2008, with his partner and best friend, Cheryl M. Mylen, by his side.

He was born in Augusta on May 26, 1939, son of Warner Everette and Ethel May Preater Taylor.

He was employed for many years by Clarence Merrill Fuel Co. and Williams Oil Co.

He is survived by Cheryl Mylen; one stepdaughter, Tammy, and two stepsons, Edward and David; three step granddaughters, one step grandson and one step great-granddaughter; his sons, Everette Milo, Richard Elmer, William Scott, Milo Edward and Thomas; his daughters, Brenda, Betty "Jane," and Sally; stepdaughter LouAnna; by his wife, Iva Taylor; brothers Warner and John Taylor; sisters Beverly, Alvena "Pee Wee," Wanita, Lillian and Mabel; sister-in-law Dawn Taylor; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; daughter Rickie Ann; stepdaughter Lynn; son Tony; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Harrison and Nancy, Frank and Sharlene Taylor, and Eleanor Taylor.

At Richard's request, there will be no services.


Charles Yandell

Charles "Mike" Yandell died peacefully surrounded by his family at Falmouth by the Sea on November 7. He suffered from an extremely debilitating disease for the past 10 years, but always kept a positive outlook and a gracious disposition.

Mike was the former President of Gorham Savings Bank and a banker in Portland for over 30 years. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Avesta Housing and was a past president of Portland Stage Company.

Mike was known in Portland as a visionary and a community leader. He was held in high regard and loved by many for his leadership in the arts, social services and business communities.

He was especially passionate about his family, the theater and the city of Portland. He will be remembered for his generous spirit, his enduring sense of humor, his love for his family, and his commitment to his community. Mike will be greatly missed by many, most especially his wife of 43 years Sue, his daughters Samara and Jessica, son in law Jason, his grandchildren Seth, Georgia and Brennan, and his extended family in England.

The Yandell family would like to thank the staff of Foreside Harbor for the amazing care and love shown to Mike during his residency there.

An acknowledgement of his life will be held at the St. Lawrence Arts Center on Munjoy Hill in Portland on Monday, November 17 at 11 am. Please bring any brief written anecdotes that you would like to share. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mike's name to Portland Stage Company or the St. Lawrence Arts Center.


Philip Jagolinzer

Philip Jagolinzer, 71 SCARBOROUGH -- Philip Jagolinzer, 71, died peacefully on Nov. 1, 2008, at the Maine Medical Center.

Nearly two years ago, Phil was told that he had six months to live. Instead, his positive attitude kept him going much longer. When asked how he was doing, he always replied, 'getting better every day.'

Phil was born in Pawtucket, R.I. in 1937 to Charles and Lilyan (Lipson) Jagolinzer. Phil did his undergraduate work at Clark University. He later received an M.S. in Accounting at the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D., also in Accounting, at the University of Arizona. Early in his career, Phil worked for the U.S. Government Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. He then moved to Maine where he had a 37-year career as an accounting professor at the University of Southern Maine. In 1999, Phil was inducted into the American Accounting Association Northeast Region Hall of Fame for his outstanding service as an accounting academic. That same year, Phil published his first and only Cost Accounting textbook, which is still used in some college classrooms around the world. Phil liked to point out that more than 4,000 students had taken one or more of his accounting classes. He also was very proud of the many students that he counseled regarding accounting as a career choice. Twice during his tenure at USM, Phil took visiting professorships at other colleges - The University of Iowa and Arizona State University.

After his retirement from USM, he also taught for two spring semesters at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. In 1960, Phil married Ruth Press. Phil and Ruth had two sons, Bruce and Alan. Phil and Ruth later divorced. In 1984, he married Joan Robbins Bush. Phil is survived by his wife, Joan; son Bruce, Bruce's wife Karen, and their two sons, Ben and Sam, of Cumberland; son Alan, Alan's wife Connie, and their two daughters, Megan and Taylor, of Woodside, Calif.; step-daughter Judy Violette, Judy's husband George, and son, Joe, of Portland; and step-daughter Sue Dolloff of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sue's son, Justin Pilotte, and daughter Niki Dolloff. He is also survived by his brothers Ken, of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Burt, of Newport, R.I., and their families. Phil loved being outdoors. He taught canoeing and sailing at summer camps, loved whitewater rafting, and three times rode the rapids of the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon. In later years, Phil relished the time spent with family at the family cottage on Pleasant Lake, in Casco.

A celebration of Phil's life is being held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., at Hannaford Hall located in the Abromson Community Education Center at USM. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Philip Scholarship in Accounting, University of Southern Maine, Advancement and Donor Services P.O. Box 9300 Portland, Maine 04104-9300.


Beatrice “Bea” E. Carter

Augusta-Beatrice E. Carter, 84, of Patterson St. passed away after a long illness on November 2, 2008 at her home.

She was born on May 22, 1924 in Lincoln the daughter of Francis and Charlotte (Frazer) Monroe.

Bea enjoyed keeping house, doll collecting and volunteering for the Salvation Army.

She worked for 10 years at AMHI in the kitchen.

Bea was predeceased by her parents, son Vincent Hill Jr., a granddaughter Allison Hinkley, a brother and sister and a. She is survived by her husband Franklin Carter of Augusta, sons George Hill and wife Suzanne of New Jersey, Brian Hill and wife Sue of Monmouth, Gary Hill and companion Diane Gagne of Palermo, a daughter Loretta Hinkley of Augusta, a sister and brother, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 2pm at the Salvation Army 11 North Pearl St. Augusta, Me 04330.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army at the address listed above.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Grace D. Plourde

Lewiston-Grace D. Plourde, 95, of Montello Heights, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2008 after a short illness at Central Maine Medical Center. In two weeks she would have been 96 years of age on her way to her goal of 100.

She was born on November 25, 1912 in Cutler the daughter of Lyman and Elmira (Lemieux) Dennison.

Grace was predeceased by her husband Joe Plourde in July 2006. She is survived by numerous family members throughout the country.

Grace was a feisty good natured person whom everyone loved. She will be greatly missed.

Grace was survived by several nieces and nephews. Nephew Wayne Dennison and niece Freda Roberts both of Cutler.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 11am at Funeral Alternatives. Burial will take place at a later date in Cutler. .

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Curt J. Neilson

MEXICO - Curt J. Neilson, 55, of Dixfield, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, after a brief battle with liver cancer. He left us in the comfort of his companion's home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on Sept. 22., 1953, in Newport, R.I., to Wilma (Record) and Donald Neilson.

He was a loyal, lifelong member of the Mexico Exiles M.C. He enjoyed riding his Harley, living as a self-employed carpenter, spending time at Exiles functions, and landscaping. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and adored his grandson, Alexander James Haynes (A.J.).

Survivors include his companion, Linda A. Zinck of Mexico; two daughters, Hannah (Neilson) Haynes and her husband, Jamie, of Dixfield and Sierra Neilson of Rockland; a son, Trever Neilson of Waldoboro; a sister, Joy (Neilson) Frost and her husband, Brian, of Rumford Point; two brothers, Neils Neilson of Bangor and Steven Neilson and his wife, Debbie, and their two girls, Nichole and Rachel, of Johnson City, Tenn.; and grandson, Alexander James Haynes (A.J.).

He was predeceased by his mother, Wilma Warner; and farther, Donald Neilson.

He will be missed by his loving family and all his brothers from the Exiles.

The family would like to thank Tammy Bean, Laura (the horror), and staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Many thanks to the Mexico Exiles M.C. for their generosity and support during this difficult time.


Sally LaBreck

Augusta-Sally Ann LaBreck, 68, of Sparrow Dr. died October 23, 2008, peacefully at her home.

She was born on 10-17-1940 in Augusta the daughter of Merle and Shirley (Hoyt) Libby.

Sally was a member of the Windsor Historical Society. She enjoyed Shopping, cooking, flowers, socializing, and particularly being with her family.

Through the years she worked for Augusta Supply Co., State Highway, Kennebec Contracting, as a foster mom and child caregiver for several years.

Sally was predeceased by her parents and half step-sister Linda. She is survived by her loving husband for 47 years Kenneth LaBreck, daughter Betty J. LaBreck, son Robert and his wife Jean LaBreck, daughter Patricia and her husband Jason Williams, sisters and brothers: Ed and his wife Diane Hoyt, Sue and her husband Andy Cote, Mary and her husband Ken Tower, Cindy and her husband Brad Swift, grandchildren: Nicholas and his wife Tracy LaBreck, Kyle LaBreck, Sarah and her husband Brookes Gagnon, Great granddaughter Madison Paige Gagnon, several nieces and nephews, several friends

And her very special frien. Alecia Paradis.

There will be no services and burial will be in the Spring.

Please send donations to Health reach and Hospice Volunteers

150 Dresden Avenue Gardiner Maine 04345-2615 or 212 Main Street Waterville Maine 04901-611.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Graham G. “Grady” Pierce

Graham “Grady” Pierce, 53, of Westbrook, passed away October 25, 2008, with great courage surrounded by family and friends, at his home. He was born February 5, 1955 to parents Graham Towle Pierce of Scarborough and Ann E. Pierce of Falmouth.

Grady was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved the state of Maine. He enjoyed his hunting dogs Sam & Lucky; few dogs have ever had a better friend. He enjoyed ice fishing, and especially trips to his camp in Springfield, Maine with family and friends. Grady was an excellent craftsman. He could build and repair whatever he put his mind to. Grady was also known for his quick wit and sense of humor and befriended everyone he met. He was always willing to lend a hand. Grady will be sadly missed by all and will be in our hearts forever.

He was employed by Portland Welding Supply for 27 years, with an outstanding driving record.

He is survived by his parents. His wife of 30 years, Vickie; son Peter Pierce and wife Candi of Old Orchard Beach; daughter Carrie Miskin and husband Erik of Gray; daughter Marcy Pierce of Westbrook; grandchildren Desiree, Emily, Caleb, Noah, Grace and Emma; brother William Pierce of Windham; brother Robert Pierce and wife Erin of Cumberland; sister Sarah Liziewski and husband Dan of Gray; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 US Route 1, Scarborough. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine.


Marsy “Cindy” G. Elkins

Freeport-Marsy G. Elkins, 64, of the Old Flying Point Rd. Freeport died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born in Laconia, New Hampshire on January 13, 1944 the daughter of Floyd and Beatrice (Monroe) Emerson. .

Cindy graduated from Belknap College, Center Harbor, New Hampshire with a degree in Medical Technology and worked in the following hospitals; Franklin Regional, Frisbe Memorial and Wentworth Douglas.

While living in Freeport she ran and owned Kristina’s Book World.

Cindy loved working in flower gardens be it her own or a friends. She also loved to read.

She was predeceased by her parents and a niece Tracy Emerson. Cindy is survived by her husband of 41 years Peter Elkins of Freeport, brother Jon Emerson and his wife Sandi of North Carolina and a nephew Mike Emerson of Florida.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at 11am at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 0435.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home.


Orrin Coombs

Lewiston-Orrin "Jerry" F. Coombs, of Monmouth, was born in Mexico, Maine, December 19, 1931, son of Franklin Coombs and Grace Rollins, passed away at C.M.M.C. on October 20, 2008.

He served in the Navy and Air Force and was an honored veteran, providing exemplary service during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and earning the highest honor that a station was capable of bestowing on an airman. He worked many years in civil service in C.E.M.I.R.T., later provided security for the Mayo Regional Hospital and for many years owned a book shop in Dover-Foxcroft.

He married Verna Piper in 1955, and they had 6 children. He was widowed in 1998. In 2000, he married Esther Eveleth Young.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Gerald and Bonnie Coombs of Garland, Michael and Anna Marie Coombs of Guilford, Brian and Erika Coombs of Oklahoma, and Deborah Coombs of New York, five stepchildren, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two of his children, Dennis Coombs and Christine Brooks. He was loved and respected by all.

A service will be held at the Fr. LeClair Memorial, Maine Veterans' Cemetery, Augusta, Maine, Monday, October 27, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.


Archie W. Pelkey

Brunswick-Archie W. Pelkey, 84, of Baribeau Dr. and formerly of Millinocke. went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 20, 2008 at his home.

He was born on June 8, 1924 in Millinocket the son of Leroy and Ada (MacDonald) Pelkey. The family moved to Canada in 1931 where he attended school. They moved back to Millinocke. October 1944 to work for Great Northern Paper Co. for 32 years. He also worked 22 years for R.J. Bouchard Funeral Home. Archie was a member of the Millinocket Baptist Church and a well known singing group “Dot and the Husbands”.

Archie enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Archie is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Anne Pelkey of Brunswick. of daughtersYvonne Jarrard of New Hampshire, Dottie Pelletier and Darrell of Brunswick, sons David Pelkey of Bangor, Dennis Pelkey of Brewer, also 10 grand children, 10 great grandchildren, sisters Sondra Blackman of Ontario, Margaret Mean and husband Ivan of New Brunswick, brother Felix Pelkey of Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by a daughter Cheryl Pelkey in 1956, son Kenneth Pelkey in 1970, sisters Gladys Whirty and Mary Macaulay..

Memorial visitation will take place on Monday, October 27th from 10 to 12pm with a funeral service commencing at 1pm, all at the Millinocket Baptist Church.

In Archie’s memory donations may be made to the Millinocket Baptist Church Penobscot Ave. Millinocket, Me 04462 or the First Baptist Church of Brunswick Well Fund 284 Church Rd. Brunswick, Me 04011 or the American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300 Topsham, ME 0408.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternative Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Rupert Dellison Conroy

Rupert Dellison Conroy, 90, of Woodlawn Ave, Auburn, Maine passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Clover Health Care, Auburn. He died peacefully and in the presence of his family.

Rupe was born April 21, 1918 in Bethel Maine; the son of Dellison C. and Sylvia E. (Swan) Conroy. He moved to Berlin, New Hampshire at the age of five and graduated from Berlin High School in 1936. He was class Valedictorian and an Eagle Scout. Soon after graduation he moved to Everett, Massachusetts where he was employed as Production Planning Manager for the Dewey & Almy Chemical Co. in Cambridge.

In February 1942 he married Eva E. Nyberg of Auburn and in March entered the U.S. Army. He served one year stateside and three years in Europe as Chief Warrant Officer. Upon discharge from the army in 1946 Rupe return to school and completed the Advance Management Degree Program at Babson College; Wellesley, Massachusetts. Upon graduation he was employed as a buyer for Filene’s in Boston.

In 1951 Rupe and Eva moved to Reading, Mass. where they lived for thirty years and raised a family. Rupe accepted a position with Fostoria Glass Company, Moundsville, West Virginia. He retired in 1980 as a District Manager. Eva and Rupe retired to Auburn, Maine in 1983.

Rupe was a member of the Reading Lion’s Club, the First Congregational Church of Reading, and a member of the Good Samaritan Masonic Lodge. He also volunteered with the Reading Boy Scouts..

In Auburn he was a member of the United Methodist Church of Auburn, the Tranquil Masonic Lodge and later the Kora Shrine. He was active in Auburn SCORE where he served as counseling chairman.

Survivors include his son Robert and daughter in law Michelle; grandchildren Lauren and Thomas all of Bethel; his daughter Susan of Portland Oregon; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva, his wife of 65 years, and a brother, John Thomas.

The Conroy family wishes to thank all family and friends, the United Methodist Church and Clover Health Care for their loving support during this time.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 9:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Auburn. A reception at the church will follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Methodist Church or Clover Health Care. Private internment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Bethe.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


George E. Varney Jr.

Auburn-George Edward Varney Jr. "Eddie" of Auburn passed away at his home on October 17, 2008 at the age of 95 with his loving companion at his side. He was born June 26,1913 in Hallowell, Maine the son of George E Varney Sr. and Florence Tibbetts. He graduated the 9th grade in 1928 in Hallowell and then went to work in his father's store in Auburn Maine at the bottom of Drummond St. He worked in the shoe industry for Cushco Services and then as an electrician for Roy Snow. He served 3 years in the National Guard Company "E" 103rd infantry.

On a blind date, he met Florence Libby and knew that she was the one for him. They married May 28,1933 and had three children - William, Jacqueline and Richard- and 58 wonderful years together.

He was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Auburn for many years and served in many positions there. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias Eureka Lodge#48 in Auburn.

For over forty years, Eddie was a Cub Scout leader in Abanaki District and was presented the prestigious Silver Beaver Award on June 9, 1973 for service in scouting. He was also a Cub Scout round table assistant.

From 1990 to 2006, he was the all around handy man at Two Lakes Campgrounds filling -the ice chest, giving boat rides, and giving wagon rides to kids and anything else that needed to be done. Everyone knew they could count on Eddie to help. Helping others brought him great pleasure. His hobbies included Varney Craft (flocked animals he made from plaster), cribbage, fishing, hunting, camping, and watching the Red Sox. He is survived by: his half brothers Larry Varney and his wife Jean of Auburn, Leroy Gray and his wife Betty of Fayette, a daughter Ruth Keeler of Tacoma WA, a son William Varney and his wife Valerie of Detroit, ME, a daughter Jacqueline of Auburn, a son Richard and his wife Barbara of Norway, and his buddy of 17 years-companion Roberta Pratt.

He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and by all his camping friends at Two Lakes Campground as well as all his friends in the community. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

His family wishes to thank all the wonderful people at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for all the great care they have given him as well as the wonderful tenants who helped him over the last several months.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, October 20th from 6 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, October 21st at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.

In Eddie’s memory donations may be made to: Boy Scout Troop 111 c/o the United Methodist Church 439 Park Ave. Auburn, Me 04210 or Androscoggin Hom. Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Ella F. Peabody

Ella F. Peabody . 86, of Pownal, died October 10, 2008, at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. Ella was born in Scarborough, on April 2, 1922, at her parents farm, which is now Wassamki Springs Campground. Ella was the youngest and only daughter of John E. and Martha (Smith) Hillock. She attended the North Scarborough one room school house and graduated from Scarborough's Elmwood G. Bessey High School in the class of 1940.

She meet and married (too young, according to her mother) her husband Paul on Thanksgiving Eve 1940. and the honeymoon continued for 67 years until his death in December 2007. Ella was a woman of substance, independent would describe her best. She worked in the travel, sales and antique business. She enjoyed her astrology, flea market sales, knitting, crocheting and quilting, especially for all her children, grand and greats too. She was an avid reader and wasn't apposed to betting on the ponies every once in a while at the fall fairs, Fryeburg Fair being her favorite. Holidays were the best, she could whip up, out of this world, homemade ice cream or coffee parfait.

Ella was a past member of the North Scarborough Grange and South Gorham Baptist Church.

Ella was predeceased by her parents, her six brothers, Ariel, Adrian, Donald, Stanley, Fredrick, and Arnold Hillock and her husband Paul. She is survived by her son, Stephen Peabody and his family, her daughter Deborah Montgomery and her husband John, Granddaughter Sarah Warren and her husband William, and great-grandsons Alec and Shane Warren.

Our family wishes to thank the staff at the Skolfield House in Brunswick, Coastal Manor and Beacon Hospice and especially Dr. James Donahue for all their help, care and compassion.

A graveside service for Ella and Paul, given by the Rev Sandy Williams of the First Baptist Church of Freeport, will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery, Pownal. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Ina L. Caine

Auburn-Ina L. Caine, 65, of Lewiston, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in New Sharon on November 2, 1942 the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Stetson) Ames.

Ina worked as a printer for many years for Reynolds and Reynolds of Ohio.

She enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage and lighthouses.

She was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her beloved son Brian L. Caine and his wife Christina of Lewiston and son Michael Caine of Connecticut.

There will be no services held at this time.

The family would like to thank the staff at Central Maine Medical Center and also the Staff at the Hospice House for all the kind, compassionate care provided.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Rosalie W. Howes

Augusta-Rosalie W. Howes, 57, of Gardiner, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2008 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord.

She was born on June 19, 1951 in Concord, New Hampshire the daughter of William and Emilia (Greco) Wilson. She attended Bishop Brady High School and graduated from Merrimack College with a bachelors degree in English Literature. After graduation she worked in various capacities within the insurance industry, most recently as a Consumer Outreach Specialist for the Bureau of Insurance in Gardiner, Maine..

Rosalie thoroughly enjoyed life and was a blessing to all who knew her. She was a beautiful, deeply calm, wise, compassionate, generous, fiercely independent, and dryly humorous person. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter and friend. She will be sincerely missed by all of those she has left behind..

She is survived by her beloved husband of 22 years Kevin Howes of Gardiner, son Nathaniel Howes of Gardiner and parents Bill and Mimi of New Hampshire.

A Vigil Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 16th a. 6:30pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Chapel.

A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 17th at 11am a St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gardiner. A gathering will follow downstairs in the Church Hall. .

The family wishes to thank all of those involved in Rosalie's treatment, especially those at the Maine General Medical Center who provided comfort and care during her final hours.

In Rosalie's memory donations may be made to: Harold Alfond Center for Cancer 361 Old Bedgrade Rd. Augusta, Me 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Laurie L. Coburn

Auburn-Laurie Lee Coburn, of Lewiston, ME, formerly of Auburn and Dresden, died on October 11, 2008. Born on December 30, 1959, she was the daughter of Everett and Maxine Freeman. Laurie is pre-deceased by her parents and an infant brother, Timothy. Survivors include her son, Luke and his girlfriend Crystal; sisters, Patricia and Cheryl; brothers, Tony and David; four beloved grandchildren, Savannah, Tracey, Haylee and Caralee; nieces, Julie and Valerie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Laurie attended Dresden Elementary schools and Edward Little High in Auburn. She worked as a PCA and as a stitcher. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, playing games, fishing and cooking were some of the things she enjoyed. She also had a fondness for animals and birds. All who knew her will dearly miss Laurie.

A graveside service will be held at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 1 P.M. All are invited. Please join us for a gathering of friends and family at the Richmond Historical Society at 164 Pleasant St. in Richmond following the service.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me


Clarence M. Fortier

Lewiston – Clarence Michael Fortier, 90, of South Lisbon Road passed away Oct. 4, 2008. He was born Jan. 21, 1918, Lynn, MA the son of Romanuel and Louisa (Jolicouer) Fortier and attended local schools.

Clarence owned Fortier’s Locksmith for many years and was well known throughout the state. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed Fishing, Hunting and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Anita (Doucette) Fortier of Lewiston. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, sisters Bertha Woodsome, Yvonne Couillard, brothers Leo Fortier, Elmo Fortier, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11am on Thursday, October 9, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1080 Lisbon Street, Lewiston..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Jeannine T. Michaud

Jeannine Theresa Michaud died Oct. 6, 2008.

She was born Jan. 27, 1935, in Waterville, to J. Ernest Morissette and Eva Bureau Morissette.

She attended Mount Merici Academy in Waterville and graduated from St. John’s School and Brunswick High School in Brunswick.

Jeannine married Peter P. Michaud in Brunswick on Sept. 17, 1955.

She worked in the library in Massachusetts Hall at Bowdoin College and was an assistant to the registrar at the college. She also, in later years, worked as a temporary employee at L.L. Bean.

Jeannine is survived by her husband of 53 years, Peter; two daughters, Elaine Michaud of Mexico and Julie Brewer and her husband, David, of Freeport; and two grandchildren, Joshua MacLean of Minneapolis and Jennifer Brewer of Portland.

A funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at St. John’s Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick. There will be no visiting hours.


Richard “Dick” T. Greenhill

Richard T. Greenhill of Falmouth, Maine, died of heart failure on October 6, 2008. He was 78.

Born in New York City on October 30, 1929, he was the son of Alexander and Bessie Bookstaver Greenhill. After graduating from The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating in 1951 with a B.A. in Engineering. He then joined the Navy, serving in the Korean War as a supply officer on the USS Midway and the USS Tabberer.

After leaving the Navy, he became President of Trim-Knit, a textile-manufacturing company his father had founded. In 1970, he sold the company and joined Kings Point Industries in Great Neck, N.Y. as an executive, where he remained until his retirement in 1985.

Richard married Amelia Coleman in New York City in 1956 and they moved to Roslyn, NY where they raised their three children. After Amelia’s death in 1986, Richard moved to Maine to be closer to his daughter Audrey and her family.

He was an avid sailor, winning numerous trophies in sailing regattas on Long Island Sound. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as John Wayne movies, football, baseball in its Golden Age and auto racing. He was an accomplished woodworker, particularly expert at building furniture in his elaborate workshop. He was an airplane buff who could easily identify virtually any military aircraft by sight alone. As a child, he spent many summers at Camp Androscoggin in Wayne, Maine. His time there helped shape his love of the outdoors.

The Greenhill family extends their sincere appreciation to the many individuals who cared for Richard over the past 4 years. Their compassionate care was a great comfort to him. The staff at Sedgewood Commons, Beacon Hospice, Falmouth House and The Atrium are truly special.

Survivors include a daughter, Audrey and her husband Paul Lones of North Yarmouth, Maine, and twin sons Michael Greenhill of Millersville, Maryland and Peter Greenhill and his wife Beth of Honolulu, Hawaii and grandchildren Amy and William Lones and Tyler and Maile Greenhill.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may make a donation in Richard’s memory to Beacon Hospice 54 Atlantic Place South.


Ronald G. Levesque

Ronald G Levesque, 71, of Harpswell, Maine formally of Lewiston, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 7, 2008 following a long illness. Born in Lewiston, Maine, he was the son of Cyprien & Blanche (Paradis) Levesque. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. .

In 1962 he married the former Claire Breault . He was a 25 year member and retiree of the Lewiston Fire Department and member of the 133rd National Guard Charlie Company. In 1987 he and his wife moved to Harpswell where he has enjoyed many wonderfu. years of retirement on the ocean. He enjoyed fishing and boating and built a boat with Skeet Catlin, a family friend. He also was an avid NASCAR and Boston Bruins fan. He was a wonderful husband, father, & Grumpy who will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Claire, his daughters. Carrie Lacasse and her husband Gary , Michelle Allen and her husband Paul. grandchildren Katie & Kristen Lacasse, Lauren & Reid Allen all of Lewiston; brother-in-law Richard Breault of Harpswell & McLean, VA.; sister, Lorraine Adams of Lisbon; brother, Paul Levesque and wife Connie of Statesville, NC.; sister-in-laws Connie and Josie Levesque both of Lewiston.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Norman and Daniel; father and mother and father-in –law Lucien & Laurence (Peggy) Breault; brother-in-law James Adams; and stepmother Anna Vincent Mercier Levesque.

Services will be held for the family at a later date.

In Ronald’s memory donations may be made to the Cundy’s Harbor Volunteer Fire Department 907 Cundy’s Harbor Rd. Harpswell, Me 0407.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Richard A. Boudreault

Lewiston-Richard A. Boudreault, 66, of Lewiston passed away at Hospice House in Auburn, Friday September 26, 2008.

He was born in Lewiston, July 9, 1942, the son of the late Roland and Madeline (Baker) Boudreault. He was married in 1963 to his loving wife, Rena (Pare) Boudreault. They celebrated 45 years of marriage in June 2008. He worked hard throughout his life in many roles and retired in 2006.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and cars. He was extremely handy and could fix or build just about anything. He had a positive attitude and outlook and was an extraordinary story teller. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great – grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Rena (Pare) Boudreault of Lewiston; his two sons Bruce Boudreault and his wife Brenda of Freeport and Mark Boudreault and his wife Sandy of Madison, his daughter Angela Copeland and her husband Lee of Portland; his sisters Jackie Pare and her husband Normand and Rosemary Paraskevakos; his grandchildren Brandon, Renee, Tonya and Shaun and a great - grandchild Jordyn.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roland and Madeline Boudreault.

The Family wishes to thank the staff of the Hospice House in Auburn for their support, compassion and dedication during Richard’s last days with us.

A service will be held Wednesday, October 1 at 2pm at St. Peter’s Cemetery Mausoleum. Those wishing may make donations in Richard’s memory to the Hospice House. You may choose to mail a check to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243 or donate on line at www.ahch.org/Gift/makingagift.aspx.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


ROSS MARTINDALE

Falmouth-Ross Martindale, quietly passed away in his sleep, supported by the love and kindness of the Oceanview Falmouth House Staff and Beacon Hospice, September 19, 2008 , he was 94 years youn.

Ross was born in Glen Ridge New Jersey, graduated from Glen Ridge High School and attended Dartmouth College where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and graduated in 1936.

He was employed by National Broadcasting Company as a sound effects technician where he worked in both radio and television for 40 years..

After his retirement he and Nancy moved to Yarmouth Maine where they could spend more time at their summer home on Chebeague Island.

Ross lived a full life and with style, a gentleman to the very end, his generosity and humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Ross was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Beach Martindale and his son Ross Martindale, Jr. Survivors include his son Fred and wife Donna of Savannah, Georgia, granddaughter Lisa Brown and husband Jason of West Caldwell, New Jersey, grandson.

Brian Martindale and wife Brianne of Burlington, North Carolina, Chris Martindale of Charleston West Virginia, Scott Martindale and wife Marcie of South Charleston, West Virginia, great-grandson Steven Martindale, and great-granddaughters Hilary Martindale and Emily Brown.

A celebration of Ross’ life will be held at the Chebeague United Methodist Church, Sunday September 28, 1:00 pm with a reception at the Parish House.

The family requests in lieu of flowers a contribution be made to The Chebeague Island Library Endowment Fund 247 South Road, Chebeague Island, Me. 04017. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternative Group, 500 Route One, Yarmouth.


Richard A. Deal

Richard A. Deal, 79, Yarmouth, Me. died on Sept. 19, 2008 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born on Feb.12, 1929 the son of William W. Deal and Florence Lawson Deal in Philadelphia, Pa. He grew up in Bala-Cynwyd, Pa , and graduated from Lafayette College in 1951.

Richard proudly served his country as a 2nd LT in the Army during Korea.

He enjoyed travel, sports and gardening.

Richard worked in the Steel Service Center business. He started in sales at Edgecomb Steel, Philadelphia and ended as President of Barbour Bros. Steel in Pennington, NJ.

He is survived by his wife Marcia Foster Deal of 50 years of Cousins Island, son Jeffrey Deal and wife Ginny of , granddaughter Elizabeth of Springfield, Pa., daughter Cynthia Deal and granddaughters Emma and Laura Bailey of Topsfield MA., and son Steven Deal of Greenville, NC.

No service will be held at this time.

In Lieu of flowers-American Heart Association or American Lung Associatio.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Kathaleen N. Pike Alexander

Kathaleen N. Pike Alexander 71, of Auburn passed away Monday, September 15th at the Androscoggin Hospice House after a courageous two year battle with ALS. She was born in East Auburn on September 12, 1937, the daughter of Fred E. and Viola Keisma. Pike. Kathie retired in 1996 after 30 years with Nynex Telephone. She married Harvey Allarie and had two children. She was later married to Victor J. Alexander and became a step-mother to his children. Victor predeceased her in 2001. .

Kathie loved to travel and made many an adventurous trip with her sister and brothers. She also enjoyed her yearly trips to New York to attend Broadway shows and traveled several times a year to California to visit her daughter, son-in-law and grandson. A sorority sister since her days at Edward Little High School, the friends met often and had weekly lunches in her home the last year of her life.

Her "telephone company girls" were an important part of her life. They were able to take her boating this summer and to attend her favorite show, "Les Miserable," in Brunswick just a few weeks ago.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie Allarie and her husband Charles Larsen of Venice, California and a son, Michael James Allarie of Auburn. Step-children include; Gary Alexander and his wife Karen of Lewiston, Scott Alexander and his wife Donna of Auburn and Bruce Alexander who predeceased her. Grandchildren; Adriauna Kelleher of Sabattus, Henri Larsen of Venice, CA, Jeffrey Alexander and his wife Tricia, Jennifer Alexander, Gregory Alexander, Nick and Kady Alexander and Tracie and Laurie. Great grandchildren Keenan, Logan and Brooklyn Alexander. One sister Dora Marcum and husband Robert and two brothers, Bert Mason and wife Betty, and Fred (Bud) Pike and his wife Judy. And many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Group with a special thanks to Michelle.

Graveside services to be held at Gracelawn at 4pm on Saturday, 20, 2008.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kathie's memory to: Community Little Theatre or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.


Jessie L. Denton.

Augusta-Jessie L. Denton, 93, of Pleasant Wood Dr. passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Gray Birch Nursing Home, Augusta.

She was born on December 23, 1914 in Kansas the daughter of Frank and Grace (Baxter) Denton.

Jessie worked as a clerk and secretary for the Federal Government for over 30 years.

She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, reading, rock collecting and crossword puzzles.

She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Rosalyn Moses.

Jessie is survived by a sister Bessie Bourdeau of Augusta, nephews Edward Bourdeau and his wife Blanche, Robert Gruver of Georgia and a niece Maggie Maier of Florida.

A graveside service will take place in South Hadley, Massachusetts at a later date.

In Jessie's memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island suite 300 Topsham, Me 04086 or a organization of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Kathryn “Kitty” Y. Woods

Brunswick-Kathryn Y. Woods, 88, of the Old County Rd. Freeport, formerly of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born in Brooks on May 26, 1920 the daughter of Walter and Stella (Leeman) Young. She would later graduate with the class of 1938 from North Yarmouth Academy.

Kitty worked for over 30 years in the Brunswick area schools cafeteria's and was loved by many Brunswick students.

She enjoyed traveling, play cards, crossword puzzles and reading. Kitty was very social and enjoyed being around people. Kitty was always known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She was a member of the Twice 15 Club in Yarmouth in her earlier years, volunteered for the Red Cross for many years, Pythian Sisters of Brunswick, Band Parents Boosters of Brunswick and the Brunswick Evergreen Senior Citizens.

Kitty was predeceased by her husband Frank Woods, brothers Hervey Young, Richard Young, sisters Phyllis Lord, Frances Lilly and Ruth Watt. She is survived by daughters Janice Herrick of Millington, Tennessee, Ruth Thibodeau and her husband Wayne of Brunswick, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild all of Brunswick and Millington, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Church Maine St. Brunswick on Saturday, September 20th at 2pm.

In Kathyrn's memory donations may be made to the American Lung Association 122 State St. Augusta, Me 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Julia Caplis Rathbun

JULIA CAPLIS RATHBUN PORTLAND and LAREDO, Texas - Julia Rathbun died with courage and grace Sept. 11, 2008, in Scar-borough, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 9, 1920, in Missoula, Mont., the eldest of eight children born to William and Sarah Caplis. Serving as a registered nurse in the Air Force during World War II, she met and married Edward Lyon Rathbun in 1944. Together they raised four daughters as Edward's career in the Air Force took them to many posts in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe and South America. Upon retiring they lived in Laredo, Texas, where they appreciated being close to the Jim Winch family and the lively atmosphere of the Texas- Mexican border. Just before the death of her husband of 58 years, Julia moved to Portland to be near her daughters and made a wonderful home among friends she cherished at The Atrium-at-Cedars. She enjoyed the company of her daughter, Jessica Zipper and her children, Hillary and Ryan; her sister-in-law, Betty Rathbun and the Rathbun-McDonald family. Julia was an appreciative observer of people, tenacious in her beliefs and generous to those in need. She loved children and was known for her subtle and wonderful sense of humor. Julia treasured her close relationship with her sister, Dorothy Simpson of Seattle; and enjoyed hearing about her brother, Jim Caplis and her many western nieces, nephews and cousins. She is survived by her three devoted daughters, Heidi Godsoe and her husband, Stephen of Bangor, Deborah Rathbun of New York City and Jessica Zipper of Portland; her sister, Dor-othy Simpson; brother, James Caplis and their families. She leaves beloved grandchildren, Hillary and Ryan Zipper, Marin Godsoe, Juliana Phillips, Caitlin and Kevin Feige, Amanda Godsoe and Dario Gil, and Travis and Julie Godsoe. She is also survived by nephews, Jimmy Winch, Daniel and David Rathbun, Lyon Rathbun and their families; and nieces, Linda Rathbun and husband, Steve, and Janet Rathbun and her family. Julia took particular joy in her great-granddaugh-ters, Sofia and Elena Gil, who were able to visit her in her last days. Julia was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her eldest daughter, Ann Phillips; her sisters, Eileen Mickelson, Edith McCormick and Sarah Caplis; and her brothers, Bill and Dennis Caplis. The family wishes to thank the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their professionalism and compassion and the caring staff at the Atrium. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. After the Mass she and her daughter, Ann Rathbun Phillips, will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will be held at The Atrium-at-Cedars, 640 Ocean Ave. Those who wish to remember Julia in a special way may make gifts in her memory to a foundation established to honor the groundbreaking educational work of her daughter, Ann. The Brookline Community Foundation, Ann Phillips Memorial Fund, 40 Webster Place, Brook-line, MA 02446 or to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route One, No. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.


Clara A. Fuller Perry

Lewiston-Clara A. Fuller Perry, 68, of West Rd. Gardiner passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born in West Gardiner on February 12, 1940 the daughter of James and Viola (Wentworth) Fuller.

Clara worked in various shoe shops, had her own day care and worked for Kennebec Ice Arena. Her hobbies were knitting, camping, reading, cooking, gardening and going to all the fairs to watch the horse shows.

She was predeceased by a brother George, sister Doris and her best friend Harold. Clara was survived by sons Jeffrey Perry and his wife Debra of Litchfield, Stony Perry and his wife Darlyne of West Gardiner, Scott Perry of West Gardiner, six grandchildren Mindy, Chad, Randy, Lindsey, Joshua and Leslie, great grandchildren Kaiden and Nicholas, sisters Gertrude Emery and husband William of West Gardiner, Effie Wharton of West Gardiner, Nancy Morang of Chelsea, Elaine Denham and husband Reggie of Whitefield, Florence Perkins and husband Nyle of West Gardiner, brothers Lewis Fuller and his wife Pauline of West Gardiner, James Fuller and his wife Linda of West Gardiner, tons of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Gerard O. Lambert

Lewiston-Gerard O. Lambert, 86, of the Sarah Frye House Auburn, went to be with the lord, unexpectedly, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston.

Gerard was a mechanic for Louis Chevrolet for many years. He enjoyed fairs, gardening, farming and spending many hours in his maple sugar shack. He also enjoyed Agriculture and the outdoors. Gerard was a member of the Civil Conservation Camp during WWII..

He was married to his beloved wife of 65 years Doria Faucher on May 22, 1943 in Lewiston.

He is survived by his wife Doria Lambert of Auburn, sons Daniel Lambert and wife Salome of Georgia, Paul Lambert of Lewiston, Ronald Lambert of Greene, daughters Ann Foss and husband Norman of Farmington, Diane Morton and husband Arthur of Greene, 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sister Gloria Dennison and husband Ed of Florida, brother in-law Albert Strong, 2 sister in-laws Constance Lambert, Solange Lambert, many nieces, nephews and special.

Gerard was predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

He will be greatly missed by his family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Associatio.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Wilbur Morse

Durham-Wilbur “Red” Henry Morse, 84, of Brickyard Hill Rd. died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at his home.

He was born on Aug.7, 1924 in Lisbon Falls.

He was one of six children to George Herbert Morse and Christine Mae (Ross) Morse.

He attended Lisbon Falls schools and graduated from Lisbon High School, class of 1942. He attended Franklin Tech. Institute in Boston, Ma. Until being drafted into the US Army in 1943, as a mechanic.

He married Loanne Crafts in 1951, and eventually established residence in Durham, Me.

During his life he worked and became co-owner of Morse Brother Oil Co., the family business, co-owned 7 laundry mats, and was co-owner of New Meadows Volkswagon car dealership, currently Morongs of Brunswick. He owned Country acres trailer park and several real estate properties.

He enjoyed hunting, bee keeping, gardening and making maple syrup, among many other interests. He got his first moose permit just this last year and shot a 900 lb. bull, with his son Greg, and his grand son in-law Sean, which was a life long dream. He had many God given abilities and could fix almost anything. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and cherished time at the family camp in Harpswell.

He belonged to the Eighth Armored Division Assoc. of WWII, and was a member of the Shiloh Chapel of Durham.

He was predeceased by his brother Dwight Morse and his sisters Irene Barschdorf, Lucille Duffy and Alberta Lidback.

Surviving are his wife Loanne, of 57 years, his son Greg Morse and his wife Kathy, a daughter Errolyn Miller and her husband Nathan, both of Durham, one sister Helen Prosser, and her husband Carol of South China. Six grand daughters; Erin Miller of Hillsborough, NH, Alyssa O’Brien and her husband Sean of Durham, Erika Morse and her husband Eric of Durham, Tara Flanders of Durham, Ellie Garwood and her husband Vance of Wichita, KS, and Aphtyn Morse of Durham. two grandsons; Derek and Brent Miller, one great grand daughter; Malley O’Brien and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday Sept. 14th from 4pm to 8pm at Shiloh Chapel, Beulah Lane, Durham. Funeral Service is Monday Sept. 15th at 2pm. At Shiloh Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to CHANS, 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me 04011 and the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Funeral Alternatives Group, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston.


Phyllis A. Messier

Lewiston-Phyllis A. Messier, 79, passed away on September 10, 2008 at Montello Manor, Lewiston.

She was born on July 22, 1929 in Lynn, Massachusetts the daughter of Alexander and Mabel (Ladder) Warden. .

Phyllis resided in Lynn for many years before moving to Old Town over 30 years ago. She married Bernard in 1948 and he passed in 2002.

She was a long time member of Al-Anon. Phyllis enjoyed cross country skiing, Making Quilts, flower arranging and spending time with her grandchildren.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters Donna Messier of Lewiston, Elaine Messier of China, Me, Carol Messier of Lewiston, son Steven Messier of Florida, sisters Shirley of Oregon, Martha Mass and husband Warren of Florida, brother William Warden and wife Dottie of Massachusetts, Raymond Warden of New Hampshire, grandchildren Joshua, Jenny, Brian and Lisa Messier, 2 great grandchildren, several sister in-laws, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Bernard, son Michael Messier and granddaughter Kori Rogers.

A memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, September 20th at 10am at Holy Family Parish Church 262 Main St. Old Town. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Charles A. Jucius

Auburn-Charles A. Jucius, 93, of Minot Ave. passed away on Monday, September 8, 2008 at Clover Manor, Auburn.

He was born on September 9, 1915 in Millinocket the son of William and Veronica (Gedvica) Jucius.

Charles grew up on Millinocket and graduated from Sterns High School class of 1935. He was married in 1941 to Ruth Watkins and they celebrated 67 years on June 21st.

During WWII he worked in the South Portland Shipyards building “Liberty Ships”. He was drafted in late 1944 and served with the 5th Army Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

After the war he moved to Bar Harbor and ran a dry cleaning and laundry business until 1965. For the next 15 years he worked on construction projects around the Northeast. Charles belonged to the Pipe Fitters Union Local #716.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #25 in Bar Harbor and served as Post Commander, District Commander and played in the Drum and Bugle Corps.

His interests were photography, square dancing and camping. He and his wife were founding members of the Pine Tree Gypsy’s Chapter of the Good Sam’s Club.

He was predeceased by a son Edward Jucius. He is survived by his wife Ruth Jucius of Auburn, sons Robert and wife Shirley of Hampden, Charles Jr., and his wife Elaine of Windsor, daughter Penny Nutting and husband Paul of Leeds, grandchildren Kevin, Edward Jr., Allison, Kristina, Matthew, Tabitha, Jonathan, William, great grandchildren Cienna, Shae, and many nieces and nephews.

Per the families’ request there will not be any visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Health & Hospice P.O. Box 819, 15 Strawberry Ave,. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Ronald Porter

LEWISTON - Ronald Porter, 64, of New Gloucester passed away Thursday, Sept. 4.

He was born on Dec. 8, 1944, to Chester and Mildred Porter of Saugus, Mass. He attended Classical High School and served in the Naval Reserves. After graduating in 1964, he continued in the Navy until 1966.

He married Bonnie Neil in 1966 and started a family which included eight children.

The family moved from Massachusetts to Maine in 1984. He was employed by Diebold for several years and retired from Morin Brick in 2002. He enjoyed roller skating, farming and his free time at Mario's.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie; his seven children, Robert, Kym, Dan, Cindy, Vicki, Aimee and Suzanna; and 13 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by an infant son, Ronald.


Richard Blanchard

LEWISTON-Richard (Dick) Blanchard 89, of Robinson Gardens, Lewiston, died September 3, ’08 at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion after a long illness.

He was born in Lewiston March 15, 1919 son of Willis K. and Grace T. Blanchard. He was educated in Lewiston and Auburn elementary schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1937. He graduated from Bates College in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.

His working career started in 1942 as chemist in the research laboratory of Bates Mills. In 1956 he went to Brown Company in Berlin, NH where he worked as chemist in the Paper Laboratory for 4 years. In 1960 he returned to Maine to work in the research and development laboratory of Oxford Press Co. for 13 years. In 1973 he became Head Chemist and Administrative Assistant at the newly created Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority. Dick was happy to return to Lewiston and worked 10 years at the Authority until his retirement in March 1984 on his 65th birthday.

He was a former member of the American Chemical Society, the American Pulp and Paper Institute, a 50 Year member of Ashlar Lodge #105, A.F. & A.M. and a member of Calvary Methodist Church.

On June 30, 1945 he was married in the Bates College Chapel to Shirley L. Raymond of Portland, ME. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, one son Gary and his wife Sheryl of Okemos, Michigan and two treasured grandchildren Donna Lee and Evan Thomas Blanchard. He is also survived by a niece Sandra Lewis of Auburn. He was predeceased by his brother Franklin in 2006.

Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, tying fishing flies and reading. He especially enjoyed teaching his son about duck hunting.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of St. Mary’s and d’Youville Pavilion for their compassion and excellence in care provided to Richard.

A committal service will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston.


Joan E. Cox-Lewis

Lewiston-Joan E. Cox-Lewis, 75, of Minot Ave. passed away on August 31, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born on September 30, 1932 in Auburn the daughter of Southard and Rose (Pitre) Philbrick.

Joan enjoyed cribbage, beano, sporting events and especially time spent with her grandchildren.

She worked for San Antonio Shoe as a supervisor and Striderite Shoe also as a supervisor.

Joan was predeceased by her parents and husband Norman Lewis. She is survived by her daughters Rose Bowen and husband William of Durham, Sharon Morin and husband Roger of Sabattus, sons Alan Cox of Minot, Daniel Cox and wife Amy of Oxford, John Cox and companion Kristin of Florida, Edward Cox of Minot, eight grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and former husband Charles Cox of Lisbon.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, September 3rd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, September 4th at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St. Auburn.

In her memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me


Denise Carmen Doyon Tardif Bonk

Denise Bonk, 54, of Webber Ave. Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at the Hospice House in Auburn, with her family by her side.

She was born on July 22, 1954 the daughter of Roger and Anita Tetreault Doyon.

She attended Holy Cross School and Lewiston High School. For many years she lived and worked Florida having returned to Lewiston 5 years ago.

Her happiest times were when she was at the ocean and spending time with her family and friends.

She married Peter Bonk on April 28, 1991 in Lewiston.

She is survived by her husband Peter Bonk of Lewiston, her sons Brandon Tardif and his companion Christina Thibault of Lewiston, and Cody Tardif of Sabattus, mother Anita of Lewiston, sisters Diane Nadeau of Lewiston, Elaine Lajoie and husband Gerry of Sabattus, brothers Paul Doyon and wife Maggie of Lewiston, James Doyon and wife Vivian of Greene, David Doyon of Lewiston, nieces Sarah, Kim, Kelly, nephews Justin, Jeff, West, great niece Alivia, many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Roger in November of 1962, and her maternal and paternal grandparents and a very dear uncle Ray on October 19, 1988.

Denise’s family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of the Hospice House for the wonderful care given to her during the final weeks of her life.

At Denise’s request there will be no visiting hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Wednesday, September 3rd at 2pm at Davinci’s at 15. Mill St. Lewiston.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd Auburn Maine 0421.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Charlotte Stern

OQUOSSOC, Maine -- Charlotte Stern, who spent her summers at Mooselookmeguntic Lake with her family for 50 years, died Sunday, Aug. 24, at a Hospice facility in Auburn.

She was 78 and had been suffering from advanced-stage abdominal cancer.

Stern was a professor of Spanish for nearly three decades at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va.

She was an authority on medieval Spanish theater and the author of numerous articles on the subject in professional journals. Her book, “The Medieval Theater in Castile,” was published in 1996, and she was a major contributor to “A Companion to the Medieval Theatre,” an encyclopedic volume published in 1989.

She was a longtime member of the First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg.

Charlotte Carolyn Daniels was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Charles and Julia (Bridenbach) Daniels. She attended public schools in the Olney section of Philadelphia and graduated first in her class at Temple University in 1951. She went on to earn her master’s and doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.

She married Carl Stern, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon, in 1952, and the couple celebrated their 55th anniversary last October. The Sterns had met as graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Stern first taught at Randolph-Macon in 1961 and received a permanent faculty appointment in 1968. She also taught at Lynchburg College from 1954-68. In 1980, she was named the Charles A. Dana professor of romance languages at Randolph-Macon, where she gained a reputation for generously giving her time and encouragement to students and colleagues. In 1990 she received the college’s Katherine Graves Davidson Award, given annually to an outstanding faculty member. She and her husband retired from Randolph-Macon in 1992. Stern’s prolific scholarship included dozens of journal articles, book reviews and papers presented to the Modern Language Association and other professional organizations and conferences. She was the book review editor for the Bulletin of the Comediantes and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hispanic Philology and Ulula: Graduate Studies in Romance Languages. She was a member of the Modern Language Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, the Medieval Academy of America, the Comediantes, the Cervantes Society of America, the American Society for Theatre Research, the Society of the Cantigueiros de Santa Maria and the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater.

In 1982, she was elected an alumna member of Phi Beta Kappa at Temple University. Stern was a lifelong advocate of human rights. She was a supporter of civil rights from the time she arrived in the South in the 1950s, and she actively opposed a 2006 referendum that amended the Virginia constitution to ban gay marriage.

After her retirement, Stern became especially active in the local Unitarian congregation, helping to establish a church library that opened in 2003. The collection, which now includes more than 1,500 volumes, emphasizes religious and social issues. A substantial number of the books were donated by Stern herself. She also was active in the church’s Social Justice Committee, which among many other activities erected a peace pole in front of the church’s fellowship hall. She wrote the scripts for several plays that were staged as Sunday services at the church, including one that focused on women in the early history of the Unitarian Church.

Stern was an accomplished knitter, chef, seamstress and painter and a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Duke University basketball team.

She is survived by her husband, Carl; their son, Chris, of Orange, Calif.; and their daughter, Jenny, son-in-law, Fred Daley, and grandson, Isaac Daley, all of Granville, N.Y

A memorial service is planned for later this year, at a time and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stern’s memory may be made to the First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg, Va., or to the charitable organization of one’s choice.


Anna Hallett Sniffen

READFIELD -- Anna Hallett Sniffen died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at her home in Readfield, where she had resided for the last several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Scott Sniffen.

She is survived by her son, Tim and daughter-in-law, Luvia, of Readfield; her daughter, Anne and son-in-law, Ward Cates, of Center Valley, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Matthew Sniffen, Benjamin Sniffen, Peter Sniffen and Katherine Cates. She had three great-granddaughters, Claire, Emily and Hannah; a nephew; several cousins and their families, all much loved.

Anna Hallett was born in rural Nottoway County, Va., on Nov. 4, 1913, the daughter of C.H. Spurgeon Hallett and Charlotte Langslow. She and her brothers, Stuart and Horace Hallett, grew up in Newport News, Va., and Anna spent all of her life in southeastern Virginia before moving to Readfield with family.

She graduated from Newport News High School in 1931, valedictorian of her class, followed by graduation from University of Richmond Westhampton College in 1935. Upon graduation Anna began teaching, first at public school in Newport News and then in Hampton, Va. In later years she worked as a teacher of home-bound students.

Anna married Harold Sniffen in June 1940. Their marriage created a secure home for their two children, and also sustained each other for 56 years. She cherished her family ties to England, but also loved Tidewater, Va.; she came to appreciate the seasons of Maine in her latter years.

Anna's adult life was marked by community involvement, serving with a number of organizations. She was an active volunteer with libraries and a rehabilitation center. Through much of her life, she was active in the Episcopal Church. Anna was a founding member of Grace Church, Newport News, later joining St. John's Church in Hampton. She served as president of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, and also of the Church Women of Province III. Anna was active in the National Cathedral Association and the Church Periodical Club.

Sincere appreciation from her family goes to area health professionals who have served our needs, including staff of Evergreen Dental, Winthrop Health Center, MaineGeneral Medical Center, HealthReach Home Care and Hospice and others. Special thanks to Tom Liscord, Mary Burgess and Colleen Messina.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at St. John's Church, Hampton, with the Rev. Donna-Mae Siderius officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be sent to Jackson Feild Homes, 546 Walnut Grove Drive, Jarratt, VA 23867, or to a charity of choice.


Marlys St. Cyr

TOPSHAM — Marlys St. Cyr, 81, died Monday, July 21, 2008.

At the time of her death, she resided at The Highlands in Topsham. Previously, she resided on Cousins Island and in Yarmouth.

She grew up in Minnesota, earned bachelor's and masters' degrees in medical technology and a doctoral degree in biochemistry, all from the University of Minnesota. She held various positions as a clinical chemist in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Maine.

She was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Freier.

Survivors include a brother, Harry, of North Port, Fla.; a sister, Audrey French of Stillwater, Minn.; and nine nieces and nephews.


Sue A. Francoeur

Lewiston-Sue A. Francoeur, 61, of Auburn passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born on September 14, 1946 in Lewiston the daughter of Harlan and Pauline (Libby) McKenney.

Sue worked for many years at Ames Department Store in the shoe department. She also worked for Walmart retiring due to ill health..

Sue enjoyed taking care of all the babies in the family, nieces, nephews and grandson. She also enjoyed arts and crafts.

Sue was predeceased her father, infant sister Judith McKenney. She is survived by her beloved husband of 31 years Richard Francoeur of Auburn, son Patrick Francoeur and his wife Roseann of Auburn, grandson Douglas Francoeur of Auburn, mother Pauline McKenny of Lisbon, brothers David McKenney and wife Ann of Lewiston, Neal McKenney and wife Diane of Poland, sisters Gail Stretton and husband Richard of Waterford, Jeanne Wood and husband Edward of Portsmouth, R.I., Carol Bannister and husband Richard of Lewiston, Beth Jones and husband Carl of Monmouth.

Memorial service will be Friday, August 22nd at 11am at the Lisbon Free Baptist Church Village St. Lisbon with Pastor Gary Leet.

In Sue’s memory donations may be made to the American Diabetic Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Myron Zimmerman

BRUNSWICK. Myron Warren Zimmerman, 89, a retired consulting engineer, died peacefully at home in Brunswick on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008.

He was born July 18, 1919, in Monson, the son of the Robert A. and Anna Moore Zimmerman. He attended Monson schools and was a graduate of Monson Academy and the University of Maine at Orono.

He was a registered professional engineer in Maine and Rhode Island, and was founder and president of Zimmerman Engineering Inc., in East Providence, R.I. Later he moved to Augusta where he practiced as a consulting engineer with several state agencies, and later as a self-employed consultant.

He served in the Army in the China-Burma-India theaters during World War II. He was a member of the Monson United Church of Christ and the Orr's and Bailey Island United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Abner Wade Masonic Lodge in Sangerville..

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Day Zimmerman of Monson; his daughter, Susan of Woolwich; two sons, Michael of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Peter and his wife, Anisa Mehdi of Maplewood, N.J.; a grandson, Edward Watson of New York City; two granddaughters, Janna Martha and Katherine Turner Zimmermann of Maplewood; a sister, Shirley Farquhar of Ludlow, Vt.; and many nephews and nieces.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Martha Pierce Zimmerman of Guilford; a brother, Robert; and six sisters, Louise Brown, Alice Mitchell, Ruth Daisey, Anna Douglass, Mabel Marshall and Roberta Kallgren..

A celebration of his life was held at Whetstone Pond in Blanchard on Aug. 9. A private memorial service will be held at a later date..

Since he loved the woods of Maine, memorial donations may be made to The Forest Society of Maine, 115 Franklin St. No. 3, Bangor, ME 04401 (945-9200 or www.fsmaine.org).


John B. “Brad” Alexander

Auburn-Brad Alexander,74 of Auburn and Belgrade died Wednesday August 6, 2008 at the Hospice House in Auburn. He was born in Waterville, Maine, son of John and Minna Bradbury Alexander. Brad attended Belgrade schools, graduating from Belgrade High School. He married Rosalind Mills on May 3, 1953.

Active in the Harness Racing industry for over 50 years, he held several positions at various tracks throughout the New England area including Scarborough Downs, Plainridge Raceway and fair tracks in Maine, usually found in the starting gate either driving or starting the races.

Brad and Rose owned and operated Alexander Horse Supply and New England Sulky where he was a fixture at race tracks throughout the northeast for many years.

Always a “country boy” at heart, Brad bought a small farm in Kansas and enjoyed several years there in the 1990s raising cattle and was a familiar figure at livestock sales throughout the area before moving back to Maine.

Brad is survived by the “love of his life”, his wife of over 55 years, Rosalind, his sister Marion West of Florida, two sons, Ronald and wife Kathy of Auburn, Kevin and wife Mona of Belgrade and daughter Jackie and husband Chuck Lowe of Wasilla, Alaska, four grandchildren, Angela and Brad Couture, Scott Alexander and Nathan Alexander and two great granddaughters Sierra and Addie and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of M-1 at CMMC for their loving care and support during the past few weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the MHHA Scholarship Fund, PO Box 436, Augusta, M. 04332.

A celebration of his life will be held at Bruce and Ruby Keene’s home at 1470 Augusta Road, Belgrade ½ mile north of Gagne & Sons on Saturday August 9 from 1-5pm. Call Ron 576-8027 or Kevin 242-1872 for directions or questions.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Charlene A. McAuliffe

Boston, Massachusetts-Charlene A. McAuliffe, 62, of Lewiston passed away on Monday, August 4, 2008 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

She was born on June 18, 1946 in Lewiston the daughter of Forrest and Helen (Ross) Potter.

Charlene worked at Tambrands for over 20 years.

She enjoyed spending time on the computer, having lunch with her friends and especially time spent with her family.

Charlene was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years John McAuliffe, daughters Donna Richards and her husband Neal, Cindy Obie, Kathy Madore and her husband Vic, Kelli Kramarz and husband Eric, Shellie McAuliffe, sister Elaine Pinette of Greene, brother Thomas Potter of Virginia.

No services will be held at this time.

Donations may be made in Charlene’s name to the: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300 Frisco, Texas 7503.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Irene C. Richard

Mexico Maine Irene C. Richard, 82, o. Grandview Circle passed Saturday, Augusta 2, 2008 to eternal rest surrounded by her family at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn where she had been a patient for several days. She was born on August 11, 1925 in Lewiston, Maine the daughter of Joseph and Valerie Chasse. She is predeceased by husband Vincent J. Richard.

She is survived by three sons, Jeffery D. of Dixfield, William P. wife Patricia and sons Andrew and Brian of Somerset NJ, Robert J. wife Katherine and son Robert of North Reading, MA and her daughter Patricia A. and son Corey of Saco. Also surviving are 2 sisters Doris Bernier of Long Island, NY, Diane Heilman of Manorville, NY, brother Robert Bernier of Wolfsboro, NH, sister-in-law Mildred Mickeriz of Rumford, ME and several nieces and nephews. Irene enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, playing cards, bird watching, bowling and especially playing jokes on her loved ones. She also performed many hours of volunteer work at the What Not Shop and at the Rumford school system dining room.

There will be a private family service at a later date honoring her life.

The family wishes to thank all the members of the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice especially those at the Hospice House in Auburn who provided care, comfort, and guidance. Their efforts are truly appreciated. Should friends desire, donations may be made in Irenes name to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn Me 04210.


Rhonda L. Owens

TOPSHAM — Rhonda Lynn Owens, 35, of Winter Street, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. She was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Kittery, on Sept. 15, 1972, the daughter of Roxanne Ashton and Brand Devries. She graduated from Dover (N.H.) High School in 1991.

In 1991 she married Daniel James Owens, who later died.

She was uniquely qualified to work and volunteer as a peer support specialist at the Learning and Recovery Center at Sweetser. Many commented on the sparkle in her eye, the compassion in her voice and her infectious giggle. In 2005 she received a President's Volunteer Service Award "In recognition and appreciation of (her) commitment to serving our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service." In 2006, she received a Governor's Service Award Role Call of Honor for volunteering 575 hours.

But the role she cherished the most was that of "mom." Her four children, Shawn Corey Owens, Faithlynn Leigh Owens, James Michael Owens and George Andrew Leighton meant the world to her. When she was unable to be with them she frequently shared with those around her how much she loved and missed them. She surrounded herself and her home with pictures of her children as well as their artwork.

She also enjoyed cooking, with specialties ranging from New England standards to Holland delicacies. She most delighted her friends and family with her secret Swedish Meatball recipe. She took great pleasure in entertaining and guests were always sent home with heaps of leftovers.

An artist at heart, she enjoyed painting and collage but was especially passionate about working with clay. She gifted many with her intriguing sculptures. She delighted in collecting dolls just as her mother did, and also collected angels and enjoyed having candles throughout her home. She also loved her cat, Max.

Surviving are her children; her partner, M.J. Grant of Topsham; a sister, Angela Hayward of Springvale; two brothers, Robert Cornish of Sanford and James Devries of Manchester, N.H.; four uncles Edward Ashton, Cleveland Ashton, Clifford Ashton and Marc Ashton; two aunts, Glenice Ashton of Wiscasset and Janet Tucker of Rochester, N.H.; many cousins; her soul sisters, Noreen Cohen, Cindy O'Connor, Kelly Staples, Jeannette Thibeault, Mary Toof, Mary Trafton; and her "adopted" mom, Sue LaRose.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Church Road, Brunswick, with the Revs. Jeffery J. Hunt and Karen J. Ludwig officiating. A private graveside service for family and invited guests will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.

Memorial donations may be made to the Learning and Recovery Center at Sweetser, 174 Mere Point Road, Brunswick, ME 04011, to be used for the healing garden.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives Group, 190 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330


Heather L. DeForest

Heather Louise DeForest, 69, of Brunswick, Maine, died on July 24, 2008 at her home on 61 Friendship St.

She was born on February 14, 1939 to Angus MacDonald and Evelyn Louise Dunsby.

Heather was a member of University Women’s Club in Toronto, Defenders of Wildlife, ACLU, and the Sierra Club.

She enjoyed reading, swimming, skiing, hiking, and any activity involving her children. She especially loved the study of Geography and World War II history.

She was an avid peace activist, most recently having marched in Kennebunkport and Boston as well as supporting Dennis Kucinich. She worked as a nurse in her native Canada at ?Crick? Kids, St. Michaels and Toronto General for twenty years. She graduated from St. Georges University School of Medicine in June, 1989 and worked as a physician in the emergency department at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY for two years prior to adopting seven children in 1999, at which time she devoted herself to being a mother full time.

Heather was predeceased by her father Angus Dunsby on June 4, 1987.

She survived by her loving mother, Evelyn, her devoted husband Vaughn and her loving children: Julietta, Tatiana, Elena, Christopher, Irina, Jack and Jenna.

Heather and Vaughn along with their family wish to express their gratitude to the administration, doctors, nurses and the wonderful support staff at Midcoast Hospital. Also to Vigrred, Reverend Gordon Cook, Father Concannon and Father Andy and especially to Vidney Docat and Linda McDonough of Chans Home Hospice the kindness of this community has been overwhelming.


Leona M. Daly

Yarmouth-Leona M. Daly, 80, of Portland St. passed away on July 26, 2008 at Brentwood Nursing Home Yarmouth.

She was born in Rumford on January 11, 1928 the daughter of Charles and Lillian Green.

Leona was predeceased by a daughter Maureen Daly, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by three daughters, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, three sisters; Maude Rumo, Virginia Arab, Florence Markley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Leona enjoyed needlepoint bingo and listening to her scanner.

Graveside service will be held Monday, August 4th, at11am at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 0410.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Elaine F. Gray

Auburn-Elaine May Farnham Gray, 63 of Chesterville died on Saturday, July 19 at Androscoggin Hospice House after a short illness..

She was born on July 2, 1945 in Rumford, Maine. Her parents were Alton and Elizabeth(Potter) Farnham of Wilton.

She attended elementary schools in Wilton and graduated from Wilton Academy in 1963. She married Richard L. Gray of Chesterville on October 12, 1963.

She worked briefly at Bass shoe in Wilton until starting her family. After raising her children, she served as secretary/bookkeeper for the Family Business R.L. Gray Construction.

She was a member of Girl Scouts as a youth and had fond memories of camp and was a lifeguard at Kineowatha Park in Wilton as a teen. She supported Girl Scouting and youth groups in Chesterville as an adult for many years and enjoyed spending time with the children.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and close friends. She was a lovely homemaker, enjoying gardening, cooking, knitting and crocheting, reading, word puzzles, playing her keyboard and spending winters at her home in Zephyr Hills, Florida with her husband.

She is survived by her husband Richard L. Gray of Chesterville, two sons, Barry Gray of Augusta, Scott Gray and wife Kelly of Chesterville, two granddaughters, Megan Gray of Lewiston and Erin Gray of Chesterville. Brothers Donald Farnham and companion Linda of Tolland, CT. Lawrence Jackson and wife Eleanor of West Farmington, Uncle and Aunt Phil and Edith Walters of Wilton and several great nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents Alton and Elizabeth Farnham and brother Stillman Garland Jackson of Farmington, Aunt and Uncle Raymond and Alice Thomas of Freeport and Aunt Viola Potter of Wilton. Elaine will be fondly remembered for her giving and caring nature, her love of all children and her playful disposition..

A graveside service will be held at Webster Cemetery in North Chesterville on Saturday August 9, 2008 at 1pm. A celebration of Elaine’s life will follow at Chesterville Grange Hall on Knowlton Corner Rd. North Chesterville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to The American Cancer Society: One Main St. Suite 300 Topsham, ME 04086. A Special thanks to the staff at CMMC and the Hospice House of Auburn for the loving and thoughtful care Elaine and the family received..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St.


Judith F.Buotte

LEWISTON -- Judith F. Buotte, 69, formerly of Windsor, died with her family by her side on July 22, 2008, at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, following a long illness.

She was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Gardiner, the daughter of Yuba L. and Velma P. MacPhee, of South Gardiner.

Judy was employed as a nurses' aide, working much of her time on the psychiatric unit, at Togus Veterans Hospital. She retired in 2002 after more than 31 years of service to our country's veterans..

As evidenced by her profession, she dedicated her life to helping others. Her only greater dedication was to God. The eternal optimist, Judy always had a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and always saw the good in everyone. She will be greatly missed.

Before her illness, Judy loved the company of her cat, Muffin. She collected angel figurines and limited-edition dolls.

She is survived by two sons, Richard G. Buotte, and his wife, Dianne, of Litchfield, and Jay A. Buotte, of Gardiner; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in South Gardiner, date and time to be announced.


Robert W. Jones

Chebeague Island - Robert W. Jones Jr. ("Bob") passed away on July 22, 2008 on Chebeague Island at the age of 69.

He was born to Robert W. Jones Sr. and Hazel Catherine Jones of Illinois, where he was raised.

He was a pilot in the US Navy from 1962 to 1967, after which he became a pilot for Trans World Airlines, retiring as a captain. He took early retirement from TWA t. become the superintendent of the Great Chebeague Golf Club. Bob enjoyed everything about golf; playing golf, watching golf , making golf clubs and working on the Chebeague Island golf course.

He is survived by: his wife Peggie, son David, daughters; Becky and Debbie, son-in-law Jason, his grandchildren, Benjamin and Catherine, father Robert Jones Sr., brother Wes, sisters; Jo Ellen Maske and Carol Tulo. A Memorial Service will be held at the Great Chebeague Golf Course clubhouse on Monday, July 28th at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Samaritan Fund and/or "Cynnie's Group" c/o the Chebeague Island Council, 36 Fenderson Rd, Chebeague Is, ME. 04017

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." ~ Aristotle

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 0409.


Thomas G. Burdin

Bay Pines, Florida-Thomas Green Burdin Jr. 84 of Turner & Pinellas Park, FL died on July 22, 2008 in a Florida hospital.

Tom was also a former resident of West Bridgewater, MA and Selma, AL.

Tom was born on March 2, 1924, the son of Thomas G. & Mabel (Record) Burdin and grew up in Chases Mills, Turner.

On Feb. 7, 1945 he married Vernine “Geri” Lamb, and together they raised their two sons Thomas III and Carl. Geri died in 1993. In 1996, Tom married Eleanor “Ellie” Ring. Ellie died in 2007.

Tom was a member of Nezinscot Lodge, Kora Shrine, Scottish & York Rites.

He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, watching sports – especially baseball, and riding his bicycle.

Tom was a graduate of Hebron Academy. He earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Maine at Orono, and a M.S. in Education from Harvard.

Tom served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a long-time educator in Maine & Massachusetts schools before retiring in 1981 due to declining health.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Vernine Lamb Burdin in 1993 and his second wife, Eleanor Ring Burdin 200.

He is survived by sons Thomas III and daughter-in-law Sheila of Irwin, PA; Carl and daughter-in-law Darlene of Hartford; Grandchildren – Alexandra Weeks of Jacksonville, FL; Carl Burdin II of Naples, FL; Heather Ennis of Hamden, CT; Rebecca Lasky of York, PA; Suzanne Burdin of Brackenridge, PA; Great-grandchildren – Thomas, John & Caroline Ennis, Abby & Rachel Lasky, and Samantha Markey.

Funeral services will be held at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to Turner Rescue at PO Box 135, Turner, M. 0428.

Arrangements are under the care Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Vici Lynn White

HALLOWELL -- Hallowell resident Vici Lynn White died July 19, 2008, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Vici was born in Lakeport, Calif., on April 29, 1948, to George and Margaret Hymer. She was the youngest of nine children.

Vici was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William "Bud" Hymer, George Robert Hymer and Gene Hymer; and her sister, Evelyn Tyler.

Vici is survived by her husband of 40 years, James E. White; her two daughters, Jessica and Ellen; her sister, Edith Pieratt; brother Don Hymer and his wife, Norma; brother Ken Hymer and his wife, Cathy; sister-in-law Jeanne Hymer, wife of Gene; and sister Phyllis Gruver and her husband, Gerald. Vici is also survived by many nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends.

Vici graduated in 1966 from Napa High School in Napa, Calif. The following year, she attended Berkshire Christian College in Lenox, Mass., where she met and married her husband, Jim. Vici finished her undergraduate degree in business management at Simmons College in 1983, just before the birth of her oldest daughter.

Among her many accomplishments in the workplace, Vici served as vice president of human resources at Essex Bank in Peabody, Mass. She was the director of benefits at the Federal Home Loan Bank in San Francisco and, later, for the Whitney Bank of New Orleans. For the last 14 years of her life, Vici was employed by the Maine State Retirement System as manager of payroll administration and support services. She felt fondly of her co-workers and deeply regretted having to resign the position due to her illness.

Vici was a talented and creative person who was a skilled vocalist and enjoyed arts and crafts. She had a deep appreciation for nature and loved taking trips down the Damariscotta River in the family boat. She was an avid reader and lover of literature. One of her chief virtues was her ability to laugh and make others laugh. Her warm and generous spirit made an impact on everyone she met. Of the things that mattered most to Vici was her love of family and her deep faith in God, both of which sustained her through her illness.

A memorial and celebration of Vici's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Old South Congregational Church in Hallowell. Close friend, the Rev. Catherine Anderson, will officiate the service of song and remembrance.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the American Cancer Society in Vici's name.


Lionel L. Lachapelle

Lewiston-Lionel L. Lachapelle, of Greene, ME died July 10, 2008 at D’Youville Pavillion in Lewiston, ME at the age of 85..

He was born on May, 7 1923 to William and Eva (Bernatchez) LaChapelle in Lewiston, ME.

He was a heavy equipment mechanic and in business for 50 years.

Lionel was predeceased by his wife Medora LaChapelle who passed away December, 4 2002 his mother, father, and brother Eugene LaChapelle. .

He survived by his daughter Rita Begin and her husband Gil, his sons Lionel LaChapelle, Louis LaChapelle and his wife Geraldine, his grandchildren: Toby, Randy, John, Lisa, Laurie, Tracy and Richie as well as 5 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at St. Francis Mission in Greene at 10:00am on Friday July, 18 2008.

In Lieu of flowers Donations may be sent to the S.P.C.A. in Auburn, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Vernon Ray Rickards

Windsor-Vernon Ray Rickards, 88, of Windsor, ME died peacefully on July 14, 2008 at his home following a long illness..

Born in Concord, ME, on January 3, 1920, he was the son of Ray W. Rickards and Lephe Howes Rickards. He graduated from Madison High School in 1938. Vernon lived most of his adult life in North Anson, moving to Windsor in 2001 to live with his daughter Elaine and her husband, Charlie.

Vernon proudly served in the Army as a heavy mortar crewman during the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign from March 1942 to November 1945. He served on the front lines in directing mortar fire on enemy concentrations and installations. Earning the rank of First Sargent, he took part in three major battles. Vernon was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with Bronze Service Arrowhead, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Service Star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Victory Medal.

Vernon was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed collecting rifles and old coins and frequenting local auctions with his daughter, Laney. Vernon especially liked spending time with his beloved dogs, JP and Laddie. He received much satisfaction and pleasure from working in his vegetable and flower gardens, as well as working outdoors, clearing land and cutting wood. Vernon will be loved and remembered for his sense of humor. He spent many enjoyable days at Reggie's garage and Ted's garage in North Anson sharing stories and bantering with friends and customers. He always looked forward to Sunday visits with good friends, Joanne and Bill White.

Vernon was predeceased by his wife, Beryl Lewis Rickards; a son, Robert N. Rickards; a brother, Norman Rickards, and a sister, Evelyn Taylor.

He is survived by a son, Ray V Rickards and his wife, Carlene;,of North Anson, a daughter, Elaine B. Miller and her husband Charles Jucius of Windsor; a brother, Carroll Rickards of Saunderton, PA; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephew.

At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. Burial and a celebration of his life will be held at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, on Thursday, July 17th at 10am with military honors.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Cathi, Wendy, and HealthReach Homecare and Hospice of Gardiner, ME for the wonderful care given to Vernon during his illness. A special thank you to Dr. Jervey and Dr. Lee and Staff at Togus Veterans' Hospital in Augusta, ME.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to HealthReach Homecare and Hospice, P .O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Amy L. Profit

Lewiston – Amy L. Profit, 34, died quietly in her sleep Sunday morning, July 13, 2008, at the Central Maine Medical Center, after a short illness..

Amy was born June 28, 1974 in Bangor, daughter of Patrick A. Carroll and Vicki L. (Anthony) Lindsey. Amy grew up in Bangor, and attended schools in Bangor, Sunnyvale, California, and Yokohama, Japan, where she was proud of the distinction of being the only red haired student. .

Amy’s life was devoted to her three children, Jessie, Travis and Bryan. Anyone who knows or interacts with any them will clearly see evidence of Amy’s dedication, love and generosity. Her love of music and her beautiful voice will resonate with those that knew her for a very long time, and it lives on in her daughter Jessie.

Besides her children, Amy is survived by her mother, Vicki Lindsey of Veazie; her father, Patrick Carroll of Falmouth; her brother, Christopher Carroll and his wife Melissa of Little Rock, Arkansas; her sister, Tiffany Lindsey of Veazie; her sister, Laura Carroll of Falmouth; her grandparents, Dale and Lucille Anthony of Newburgh; her stepmother, Susan Carroll of Falmouth; her stepfather, Robert Lindsey of Veazie; a nephew, a niece, many, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Amy often spoke of her grandparents Lucille and Dale, and was grateful for the support, love, and affection they continuously displayed.

A private ceremony of remembrance will be held in Bangor.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Central Maine Medical Center for making Amy’s last hours as comfortable as possible, and for the respect and friendship shown by the entire staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations, if desired, be made to a fund for the children in care of Dale Anthony.

Dale Anthony 2092 Carmel Road North Newburgh, ME. 04444


Dr. Clement A. Hiebert

Dr. Clement A. Hiebert died on July 3, 2008 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Boston, MA on June 7, 1926 he was the middle child of Dr. Joelle C. and Susie Hiebert. He came to Lewiston, Maine at the age of 5 when his father was appointed superintendent of the Central Maine General Hospital. He attended Lewiston schools graduating from Lewiston High School in 1943. ; He was on the debating and ski teams and belonged to the Boy Scouts of America. He became an Eagle Scout and as a member of Ray Hearn's Beaver Patrol played the bugle at the New York World's Fair in 1939. He then entered Bowdoin College where he was on the debating, ski and swimming teams. He was also a licensed Maine guide. His studies were interrupted while he served in the U.S. Navy from July 1944 - July 1946. He was a James Bowdoin scholar graduating magna-cum-laude in 1947. He only ever wanted to be a farmer or a doctor as he came from a long line of both. He was accepted by Harvard Medical School and received his M.D. degree in 1451. His internship and residency were performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During his internship he and two classmates spent a summer with Dr. John Olds at the Notre Dame Ray Memorial Hospital, Twillingate, Newfoundland. The poverty and resilience of the patients treated by Dr. Olds with exemplary care, inventiveness and compassion in a hospital with minimal equipment made a lasting impression on Dr. Hiebert. He was a Harvard Research Fellow at the Strangeways Laboratory in Cambridge, England and training in Thoracic Surgery at the Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England - and then back to the Massachusetts General as Director of the Surgical Clinics 1959-1960. He returned to Portland, Maine in 1960 as attending surgeon at the Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospitals. He specialized in cardiac and thoracic surgery until he retired in 1990. He served two rotations on the hospital on the hospital ship `Hope'. (Health Opportunity for People Everywhere.) One to Guinea, West Africa during which time he was privileged to visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene, Gabon just two months prior to his death; the other tour to Colombo, Ceylon. He accompanied Governor Ken Curtis to Natal, Rio Grande de Norte, Brazil (Maine's sister state) on the first visit of the Partners of the Alliance for Progress in August 1967. He visited numerous times afterwards to lecture and operate on patients with difficult problems. Specialty qualifications included Diplomat, Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery; Certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular surgery; Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Chest physicians, Cardiology; Council of Cardiovascular Surgery; American Heart Association. He was a member of many professional societies, including, the American Board of Surgery, examining member and director 1979-199 1; American Association of Thoracic Surgery; Society of Thoracic Surgery; Maine Medical Society; Maine Heart Association; American Medical Association; International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus and Cardiovascular Society; the American Surgical Association and the Boston Surgical Society. He was President of many including the Harvard Medical Alumni; New England Surgical Society; Cumberland County Medial society; Maine Thoracic Society; Maine Vascular Society - founding member, Northeast Medical society and the Maine Medical Center Staff. Honors included the Santos Dumont Medal of Merit (Brazil); Rockefetler Foundation Scholar in Residence, Bellagio, Italy where he worked on the outline of his book, SELDOM COME BY, about the joy of being a surgeon. He received the Surgeon Teacher of the Year award at the Maine Medical Center in 1983, Annual Student Teaching Award from University of Vermont and student Resident Teaching award in 2002. Gold Heart Award. Being a surgeon was a privilege, and surgery was a craft to be perfected. He expected an exact history and a careful physical examination. He protected patients' rights. Along with Mrs. Bettesanne Halmes in 1969 they started the Patient Care Survey Committee - an interface between patients, doctors, nurses and various levels of the administration to improve the level of care and comfort of the patients. Patient's comments, criticism, Praise, fears and suggestions were gathered by members of the committee. Other hospitals around New England have copied this format. He also introduced Chest Physiotherapy to the hospital. He had a common sense approach to clinical problem solving and demanded scientific verification. The care of his patients always had first consideration. He in 1978, as President of the Cumberland County Medical Society, announced that the society's eighty-three allopathic surgeons agreed to free second opinions to citizens who have had surgery recommended to them. Joseph Califano, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare called the program "extraordinary", and an idea that could work nationally. Dr. Hiebert was Chief of Surgery at Maine Medical Center and Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery 1986-1989. He was Chairman emeritus, Dept. of Surgery until his death. He was clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Vermont, and Clinical Associate at Mass General Hospital 1459- . Assistant in Surgery Harvard Medical School, visiting Professor of Surgery at University of Toronto 1989-1991; visiting Professor of Surgery, University of Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany 1985-1993. He was on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery 19902003; guest reviewer of the New England Journal of Medicine; co-editor of two volume text book of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery and contributed chapters to other textbooks on Thoracic Surgery. He also made several medical movies. Invited lectureships were many- to St. John's Newfoundland, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at the Toronto General Hospital and Winnipeg, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Basel, Louvain, Belgium, Hong Kong, Natal, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Bristol, England. Dr. Hiebert was a Maine Medical Center Corporator; served on the Board of Trustees of Opportunity Farm, Board of Directors of Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Goodwill Industries. He was representative from the American Board of Surgery at the First Arab Board of Surgery examinations, In Bagdad, Iraq, Dec 1986. He was Permanent Vice President of Class '51 Harvard Medical School. His partners in practice were Dr. Jerry Morton and Dr. Robert Kramer Dr. Hiebert led a full and interesting life. He said that he had never been bored a day in his life, he always had projects on the go. He was happiest at his former residence in Windham landscaping; gardening, chain sawing, moving rocks and plants so often a young friend observed that it might be easier to plant them on wheels. He loved to show off the place, especially his mill house, to family, friends and neighbors. No one escaped without giving a helping hand. He enjoyed photography, wood carving, played the trumpet, the bugle and the Alp horn. He climbed the Matterhorn in 1957. All his life he was an avid skier and in retirement was a volunteer with the Maine Handicapped Skiing Program at Sunday River for 5 years. He loved traveling with his wife May and made many friends around the world. Dr. Hiebert is survived by his wife of thirty years, May Cameron Hiebert and five children from his previous marriage to Maryanne Tremaine Hiebert; Timothy Hiebert, PhD and wife Beth Brainerd, PhD., Sarah Jane Hiebert, PhD and husband Darrell Flowers. Kristi Hiebert and husband Nate Morse, Amy Hiebert and husband Captain Jim Murphy, John Hiebert, M.D. and wife Becca Tipton, M.D. Grandchildren Cody Flowers, William, Timothy and Daniel Morse, Elizabeth and twins Eric and Andrew Hiehert. He is also survived by his sisters Ruth Davis and husband Joel of Brooksville, ME, Dorothy Odell and husband Scott of Belfast, ME, and brother Gordon Hiebert, PhD and wife Angela of Alexandria, VA. His brother Dr. Joelle Hiebert of Norway, ME. died in 1975. With grateful thanks to all the staff at Hawthorne House, Freeport, for the excellent care and love given to him.


Ernest Cayer

SIDNEY - Ernest Cayer, 84, of Rumford, died on July 5, at his daughter's home in Sidney.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1923 to Angelina Bolduc and Joseph Cayer. He was a WW II veteran and enjoyed riding and walking and visiting with family.

He worked at the Oxford Paper company and Farrell's of Rochester N.Y., until he moved back to Rumford, where he worked for Agway until he retired.

He was predeceased by Gladys Conrad Cayer, Aldeen Vigor Cayer and his son, Keith Cayer.

He survived by a daughter and four sons; Lila Berube and her husband, David, of Sidney; Ernest Cayer Jr. of Rochester N.Y.; Lucien Cayer and his wife, Sheila, of Rochester N.Y.; Clifford Cayer and his wife, Glennis, of Eliot; David Cayer of Rochester N.Y. Also surviving are two brothers, Fernald Cayer of Rumford, and Paul Cayer of West Peru; and a sister, Loella of Rumford.


Harold Thomas Clark

AUBURN - Harold Thomas Clark, 83, of Auburn, passed away July 1, at his home with his kids and grandchildren at his side.

He was born in Masardis, Dec. 15, 1924, the son of Thomas and Edith Clark. He was the owner and operator of Jack's Garage, which his late wife, Elsie Clark, worked with him proudly.

He owned the company from 1956 to 2003 and started out at 61 Center St., where Pat's Pizza is now located. He and his son and son-in-law, Ted, built the new garage at 8 Chasse St., Auburn, in November 1984 and started operating in January 1985. It is still in operation today and is run by his son-in-law, Ted.

He is survived by his children, Paul Clark of Lewiston, Roger Clark and wife, Debra, of Auburn, Helen Melanson and husband, Ted, of New Gloucester and Pamela Lewis of Auburn; 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elsie; and son, Gary.

He will be sadly missed by his five children.


Joseph “Eddie” Chartier

Lewiston-Joseph E. Chartier, 85, of Ann St. died Monday, June 30, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

He was born in Lewiston on January 22, 1923 the son of Joseph and Ida (Dufour) Chartier.

Eddie proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII and Korea.

Eddie was a carpenter for over 40 years for Local 407. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching the Red Sox.

He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Cheryl Estes, sister Liona Chartier, brothers James and Donald Chartier. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years Carol Chartier of Lewiston, sons Joseph Chartier Jr., of Bethel, James D. Chartier of Lewiston, step son Jimmy Letourneau of Poland, daughters Delores Demers of Auburn, Peggy Harley of Rumford, brothers Wilfred. Joseph P., Robert, Richard, and Albert Chartier, sisters Florence Felos and Madeline Michaud, 12 grandchildren, and14 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, July 3rd at 10am at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me with military honors.


May E. Jordan

Auburn-May E. Jordan, 94, of Auburn, died June 18, 2008 peacefully at Central Maine Medical Center with her family by her side.

She was born in Lisbon on April 10, 1914 the daughter of Lincoln and Myrtle (Clark) Bowie.

She grew up in Lisbon, but lived most her life in Auburn. She worked in local shoe shops in the Auburn area.

May was a woman with a beautiful heart, always there to help family and friends, she will be truly missed.

May is survived by two sons Gerald Partridge and his wife Charlene, Leonard Partridge and his wife Linda, six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William Jordan, brothers Clifford, Douglas and Roland Bowie, one sister Viola Wade, and one great great grandson Joseph Partridge.

The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and others that cared for our mother at Central Maine Medical Center. We appreciate all the care, kindness and time given to her and her family.

We also wish to thank her friends at the Roak Block for being there for her, it meant a lot to her and her family.

Per May’s request there will not be any services.


Claudia Duperey

Claudia (Conant) Duperey passed away on Sat. June 21, 2008 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough from a truly courageous battle with melanoma.

She was born on May 4, 1944 the daughter of Roger Frances and Lillian(Shaw) Conant in Lewiston, Me. She was predeceased by her Husband, Richard Duperey, and both her Mother and Father.

She graduated in 1962 from Edward Little High School and in 1994 from Mid-State College with an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. She worked various clerical jobs in Lewiston-Auburn area. Her last job in Lewiston was Androscoggin Clinical Associates. She moved to Portland in 2002 and her last employer there was Hannaford’s on Riverside.

Her greatest love in life was her family and friends. She found it most important to spend as much time as possible with " the ones she loved". She leaves her adored children, Carol Burgess and life partner,(Jayne Heselton) of Portland., Daniel and(Elizabeth) Burgess of Waterville, Ann and (Sean) Petty of Windham and her 7 angels: Taylor, Alex, Devin, Drew, Jadon and Cole. Her family would like to Thank the entire staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice for taking such great care of her and giving them more time to spend with her. They would also like to say Thanks for all the support from Unum, Canteen Service and Hannaford during this difficult time.

The celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 26th at 11:00am at Funeral Alternatives. (25 Tampa St in Lewiston.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough Maine. Http://www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/id85.html


Ralph H. Dow

Lewiston-Ralph H. Dow, 86 of Lewiston, Maine, died peacefully at Montello Manor on June 18, 2008 surrounded by loving and caring staff whom he loved.

He was born June 9, 1922 in Bristol, New Hampshire to Alfred and Edna Dow.

He was a member of the Masons and Shriners, both in New Hampshire and later in Florida. In New Hampshire where he spent most of his life, he was a member of the New Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and was very involved in civic activities.

Ralph enjoyed people and could always be found where the action was. He loved attending church services, bible studies and a host of other activities.

He owned a dairy farm in New Hampshire which he later converted into a camp ground before moving to Florida where he resided prior to living in Maine.

He was predeceased by both his loving wives, the former Barbara Spinney, the mother of his children, and his second wife, Joan Karnila. He was also predeceased by one brother, Howard Dow, and one sister Lillian Plummer.

Ralph is survived by his three children. One son, Jon Dow of Franklin, New Hampshire, and two daughters, Kathleen Goodale and husband, AJ of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Mary Lou Dow and partner, June Fuller of Auburn, Maine, as well as his loving Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at Homeland Cemetery in Bristol, New Hampshire at 1:00pm Sunday June 29, 2008.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, me 04240


E. Beverly Burgess

E. Beverly Burgess of Minot passed away peacefully on June 9, 2008. She had been a resident since April in the Alzheimer Care Unit at Clover Manor, where she received excellent and loving care.

Beverly was born on October 8, 1924, the daughter of Ernest Cunningham and Garrie Hutchins. She graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, and went to work at Hazzard Shoe Company during World War II. After the war, she went to work for a short time at DeCoster's Egg Farm in Turner. In 1952 she married Osbourne Burgess and lived in Peru and Poland before his death in 1967.

For the past 41 years Beverly resided with Carroll Norris of Minot, and enjoyed his family, and regular Sunday drives. She loved looking over cookbooks, and catalogs, and feeding wild cats whenever one ventured near. Prior to her illness, she enjoyed her flower gardens, and was very fond of red and pink geraniums. People who knew Bev loved her for her cheery talk and inquisitive mind.

She is survived by Carroll Norris, Sr. of Minot. She was predeceased by her husband and all her siblings, of whom she was the youngest.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caring staff at Clover Manor, as well as Dr.Thomas Hatten, who brought comfort to Bev, and to whom we are grateful.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Thelma M. Drake Packer

Yarmouth – Thelma Packer 106 years of age died peacefully in her sleep June 14th 2008 at Bay Square in Yarmouth. She was born April 3, 1902 in Newport, Maine. She was the daughter of Samuel Moore and Helen Newton Moore Chase. She graduated from Newport High School in 1920 as Class Valedictorian. Thelma went on to work in a brokerage firm in Bangor for several years. She loved music and in the summers she played piano at the Squaw Mountain Inn.

She married George Spencer Drake and eventually settled in Cape Elizabeth where she worked in numerous charitable and civic activities. During the 1950’s she was supervisor of Welcome Wagon of Maine.

After the death of her first husband in 1963, she attended UNH and received her Maine State Real Estate license. She married Oscar W. Packer in 1969. They enjoyed the best of two worlds; winters in Boca Raton, Florida, and summers in Kittery, Maine. She was a member of the Portsmouth Yacht Club and Wentworth By The Sea in New Hampshire. She played golf into her nineties and took an active interest in the stock market.

She is survived by her son Spencer Drake and his wife Sandra of South Freeport, son William H. Drake and his wife Mary of Cape Elizabeth, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Thelma was always very loving, gregarious, a fantastic cook, loved to dance, and was full of fun and spunk.

A small memorial service will be held at Bay Square, Yarmouth for close friends and family Monday, June 30th at 3:00 pm.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Margaret Grant

AUGUSTA -- Margaret Grant passed away on June 14, 2008, at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

She is survived by her four sons, Raymond, Thomas, Robert and John, as well as nine grandchildren. Of the nine, she had a special relationship with and will be sorely missed by Jennie, Johnny, Tabitha and Nancy.

Margaret was an outstanding caretaker to the elderly population most of her life, until she was unable to perform those duties required of her due to her arthritis. Her greatest achievement, as with so many single moms of this world, was her role as a mother. She worked two to three jobs to raise her four boys most of her working life and always found time in between her busy schedule to attend all of the ball games of her sons. She was a fierce defender and fan of her boys throughout her life. She raised her boys to be respectful of others, work hard, to be proud of who we are and to hold our heads up high.

Margaret overcame many obstacles in her life. She received only a second-grade education because of her mother; she worked most of her childhood without pay. She ran away many times only to be turned over again by her mother. Upon return to the misery she was locked up for weeks at a time in a shed without daylight, without sanitation, and only fed beans and water. This is only one of the lesser things that Margaret overcame which shaped her to be independent, stubborn and brutally honest. Despite all her hardships she had a great sense of humor.

She loved cooking, hats, sunsets, mountains and flowers, as well as the rest of God's beauty, on a daily basis.

Margaret will be missed dearly as she knows looking down upon us. She was the pillar of strength in so many ways that many friends and family leaned upon. We will only say goodbye for now, Margaret, until we cross that divide that separates us.

We know that we will recognize you by the crowns that you are now wearing upon your head, for you certainly gave so much, to so many, with so very little. You were definitely the woman who gave her last penny that Jesus spoke of in his parables whose reward would be great in heaven as you so richly deserve.


Angelina L. Sandora

Freeport-Angelina L. Sandora, 82 of Portland, Maine died June 8, 2008 at the Freeport Nursing Home.

Born January 26 1926 of parents Michael and Mary G. Sandora

She enjoyed old movies, shopping, listening to music, collecting 78 records and spending a lot of time with family and friends. She also had several other hobbies.

She worked in a pants factory starting at the age of 16 for several years and then working for Devonshire until retiring in her fifties of ill health.

Angelina was pre-deceased by her parents, brothers Sundy, Frank, and Ray Sandora all of portland and a sister Michelina also of Portland.

She survived by a sister and a brother in law Anne M. and Robert Webber of So. Portland and Joseph M. and Sylvia a Sandora of Westbrook. also several nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be said at St Peters Roman Catholic Church at a later date. relatives and friends will be notified of date and time.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Helen A. Colin

BRUNSWICK — She was born Helen Agnes Parker on June 21, 1917 in the home that her grandfather had built in the rural farming community of Sarver, PA.

Over the next seventy years she survived two husbands, raised a son, was a valued employee of the local school superintendent's staff, and for more than 50 years enjoyed a vital and energetic life in her church community, always never more than a few miles from where she was born.

But in 1998, seven years after the passing of her second husband, she chose to move here to the retirement community of Thornton Oaks to be near her son and his family in the nearby town of Bowdoin. She was still a resident there when, on May 28, a few weeks short of her ninety-first birthday and following a period of failing health, she slipped away with her family beside her.

Helen was the daughter of Richard and Amelda (Myers) Parker, one of ten children in a blended family of brothers, sisters and step-siblings. The farm where they were raised near the west bank of the Allegheny River is still owned by one of the Parker family.

She attended elementary school in Sarver, graduating in 1935 from the high school in nearby Freeport, PA.

She was an employee of Burford's Five & Dime in Freeport when she met and later married Ralph C. Brenneman, Jr. in 1942. Ralph built them a home in a rural area that was to become part of Natrona Heights, not five miles from where she was raised.

Natrona itself was a small, peaceful company town on the banks of the Allegheny River when Ralph and Helen were courting, but with the U.S. entrance into WW II, the local steel mill more than quadrupled its employment. Known today as Allegheny Ludlum Steel, the plant was a prime source of stainless steel, which came into wide use in the aircraft industry. The company's continued success as a specialty steel manufacturer assured Natrona's economic security in the years since the war, even during the 1980's when so many other steel mills failed.

Their only child, Dale, was born in 1945.

Ralph had been working as a mechanic for the same company in Natrona Heights for nearly 15 years when he passed away suddenly in 1964. Helen continued to live in the house he had built for her and worked in the Superintendent's office of the local Highland School District.

In 1978 she married Arnold M. "Pud" Colin, who passed away in 1981.

Throughout her adult life she was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Natrona Heights, an especially reliable and enthusiastic presence in the kitchen for benefit dinners and working in the church food co-op.

When the church bought its own tour bus and began sponsoring trips about the country for parishioners, Helen was a regular participant. When her step-daughter's family was moved to Europe by General Motors, she did not hesitate to travel alone to visit them there.

Always an energetic gardener, she became a regular fixture in her son's commercial greenhouse when she moved to Maine. Outfitted with full apron, gloves, and potting tools, she was often presumed to be in charge when retail customers popped through the door. But she was always firm, "… you have to talk to my son …", never pausing in her work at the potting table.

Besides her son, Dale, and his wife, Barbara Bloor Brenneman, Helen is survived by a grandson, David, and his wife, Lauren Leclerc, all of Bowdoin; a step-daughter, Terri-Ann Anderson and her husband, Jon, of Nolensville, TN; two brothers, Robert Parker, of Sarver, PA, and Lawrence Parker, of Owensboro, KY; five step-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a stepson, Arnold A. Colin, who died in 1991, leaving a widow, Joyce, of Downingtown, PA.

A service of remembrance and a celebration of Helen's life will be held Friday, Aug. 1 at the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church, 1428 Broadview Boulevard, Natrona Heights, PA. Donations in her memory are requested sent to Community Health and Nursing Services (CHANS) Hospice, 60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick ME 04011.


Wallace Leander Barschdorf

Lisbon Falls – Wallace L. Barschdorf, 88, of 36 Addison Street, Lisbon Falls, ME passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Hospice House in Auburn, ME on Saturday, June 7, 2008 of natural causes.

He was born on March 18, 1920 the son of Walter F. & Lena A. Barschdorf and worked at Hahnel Brothers Company for 55 years. On May 29, 1943 he married Irene W. Morse in Lisbon Falls.

He was locally known as “Buster”, he loved to garden, fix & make things, fish for striper off Popham Beach, weld, work on machines, read and spend time with his family.

He will be tremendously missed by his three sons Neil W. Barschdorf and his companion Rose of Plymouth, ME; Dana O. Barschdorf of Edgecomb, ME; Walter E. Barschdorf and his wife Gayle of Pownal, ME. His sister Lorraine Morse of Lisbon Falls, ME. His seven grandchildren Leanne Nichols, Darrin Barschdorf, Heidi Lacascio, Jason Barschdorf, Jennifer Barschdorf, Jill Barschdorf and Jayme Barschdorf along with two great grandchildren Tyler Lacascio and Margaret Mae “Maisy” Nichols. Many other dear friends and family will cherish the memories and the time they shared during his life.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Iona Berube of Lisbon, ME and his devoted wife of over sixty-four years, Irene.

A graveside service is being planned by the family at 10:00 am on July 5, 2008 at Lisbon Cemetery on Ferry Road in Lisbon for both Wallace and Irene. A gathering will be held at the family home immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers the family would be honored to encourage donations to be made to the Hospice House Fund for details go to www.ahch.org.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Donna K.Goraj

WEST GARDINER -- Donna K. Goraj, 61, of West Gardiner, formerly of Augusta, died at her son's home from Pick's Disease on June 7, 2008.

Donna was born Aug. 11, 1946, in Gardiner, the daughter of Thomas G. "Bounce" McDonough and Sophia K. (Panek) McDonough.

She was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her father, Chief Thomas G. "Bounce" McDonough.

She is survived by her husband, John P. Goraj; daughters Kristin Goraj (Carl Perry), Katherine Perry (Van Perry), and Karina Goraj (James Bartick); son Thomas Goraj (Shelley Goraj); her mother, Sophia McDonough; and her sisters, Katherine McDonough (Vladimir Aptekar) and JoAnn McDonough. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jon and Sarah Fortin, Ava Goraj, Jacob Stevens and Tristan Perry.

A service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HealthReach Hospice and Volunteers of Kennebec Valley, Gardiner, and sent to P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903. www.hospicevolunteerskennebec.org


William B. Goldberg

Augusta-William B. Goldberg, 91, of Hallowell died June 7, 2008 at Gray Birch Nursing Home.

He was born in New York on January 24, 1917 the son of Harry and Frances Goldberg.

William was a member of the Long Island Composers Alliance, and the Maine Composers Forum.

He was educated at New York’s Julliard School of Music and S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook.

William taught music for over 40 years. He won first place at the Georgia State Brass Symposium. William was also commissioned by the New York Brass Quintet, Sea Cliff Chamber Players, and Arcady Music Festival.

William was predeceased by his wife Jeanne Goldberg. He is survived by his son Mark Goldberg of Hallowell.

There will be no services at this time.

Donations may be made to. Great Cranberry Isles Library. greatcranberrylibrary@cranberry.lib.me.u.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, me 04330


Steven A. Megquier

Portland-Steven (Sam) A. Megquier, 43, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 7, 2008. He was born On May 4, 1965 in Portland, Maine. He grew up in North Yarmouth and graduated from Greely High School with the class of 1984. For most of his life he lived and worked in the Gray area, and more recently in Greenville. Sam was a true artist as a stone mason and he took great pride in his work. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, bright smile and the ways he made us laugh. He loved all animals, but especially his two dogs and cat, Sheani, Buddy and Kitty who were always with him even on the job. Sam will be greatly missed by his parents Penelope B. Megquier of Gray, Rodney L. Megquier of Yarmouth, son, Michael Haines of Phillips, brothers James Megquier and Bradford Megquier of North Yarmouth, sister Molly Megquier Washo of Cumberland, extended family, friends and all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 1:00-4:00 at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the animal shelter of choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Lee R. Allen Sr.

Lewiston-Lee R. Allen Sr., 64, of Poland Rd. Auburn passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center. Lewiston.

He was born on September 9, 1943 in Ayer, Massachusetts the son of Robert and Elli (Liimatainen) Allen.

Lee and his wife Helen Thomas were married on May 29, 1971 in Lewiston and celebrated 37 years together.

His family was the most important thing to him. During his life he was a hard worker and had a great sense of humor and a big heart.

Lee was predeceased by his parents, brothers Roger Adams, Joe Hasty and a grandson Chandler Allen. He is survived by his wife Helen of Auburn, daughters Janet Proctor and husband George of Leeds, Janice Lashua of Lewiston, Juanita Allen of Auburn, Laurie Chute of Lewiston, son Richard Breton and wife of Durham, Lee Allen Jr. and wife Jennifer of Turner, and 13 grandchildren.

Burial services to be announced.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Joseph “Carl” Chesnel

Auburn-Joseph C. Chesnel, 62, of Riverside Dr. passed away on June 4, 2008 at the Hospice House, Auburn.

He was born in Russelville, Kentucky on March 17, 1946 the son of Joseph and Marjorie (Epley) Chesnel.

Carl enjoyed going driving in his van.

He was predeceased by his parents, son Joseph Chesnel, brothers Jerry and Mickey Chesnel. Carl is survived by his daughters Carol Hanscom of leeds, Carla Beaudoin of Lewiston, Heidi Chesnel of Lewiston, son Brad Chesnel of Warren, sisters Louise Hanson of Lewiston, Joline Plummer of Kentucky, Marline Chesnel of Lewiston, brothers Danny Chesnel of Pennsylvania, and Terry Chesnel of Lewiston.

Special thanks to friend Jean Forgues for the love and constant twenty four hour care, to the Hospice House for all the wonderful care during Carl’s stay and Central Maine Medical Center nurses on T-1.

Memorial visitation will take place Saturday, June 7th from 11 to noon with a service starting at noon at the First Assembly of God Church Hogan Rd. Lewiston.

In Carl’s memory donations may be made to the Hospice House Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me


Jane F. Cote

Lewiston- Jane F. Cote, 82, of New Gloucester, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.

She was born in Lewiston on May 5, 1926, to Charles H. and Regina (Arsenault) Roberts. She attended Lewiston schools and worked for 16 years at the Clark Shoe Company. She also worked at the Cowen Mill. She married Gerard C. Cote on May 23, 1953.

She enjoyed camping and fishing at Moosehead Lake and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She had lived for 38 years on Old Greene Road in Lewiston before moving to New Gloucester in 1993.

She is survived by her daughter, Anita Joy and her husband Timothy of New Gloucester; two grandchildren, Melanie and Stephen Joy; three stepchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Mary Hinkley of Auburn and Patricia Bissonette of Lewiston; one brother, Richard Roberts of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerard; five brothers, Frederick, William, John, Samuel, and Albert; and three sisters, Regina Strout, Arlene Hiscock, and Ruth Roberts.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 8th at 1:00 PM at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Gloucester Fire & Rescue Department, P.O. Box 82, New Gloucester, ME 04260 or New Lungs For George (www.newlungsforgeorge.org).

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Avis Stanford

WAYNE -- Avis L. Stanford passed away May 30, 2008, at the home of her son, in Wayne.

She was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Union, and was the daughter of Maurice and Ethel Lovejoy..

She attend school in Union, graduated from Rockland High School and attended the University of Maine..

She was married to John A. Gatti and Carrington Stanford, who both predeceased her.

In her youth, Avis spent happy summers at the family camp on Crawford Lake in Union. She was a longtime resident of Wayne and active in town activities. She was the owner of farms in Wayne and Fayette and also was an office manager in a medical and, later, a dental office. She was at the center of many adventures at the family camp at North East Carry on the upper end of Moosehead Lake and the family ski camp at Sugarloaf, where family and friends had many years of grand times. Her farm in Wayne was the center of festive gatherings for family and friends over the years. She was a very positive person, always seeing the good side of people, a loyal friend, and deeply loved by all who knew her.

Avis is survived by her close friend of more than 25 years, Jack Mahoney, with whom she shared many happy years and adventures including travels in the United States and several trips to Europe. Avis is also survived by her son, Donald Gatti and daughter-in-law Dorle, of Wayne; two grandchildren, Mark Gatti and his wife, Susan, of Portland, and their children, Greg and Jonny, and granddaughter Linda Gatti-Fyler and her husband, Robert Fyler, and their children, Michela and Collin. Avis is also survived by her sister, Priscilla Clement, of Charleston, S.C., (their sister Ruth Lovejoy predeceased them in their youth), and Priscilla's children, Ann Fossett and her husband, Larry, of Atlanta, Allen Clement, of Athens, Ga., and Ginger Green, her husband, Buff, and their daughter, Virginia Ann of Charleston. She is also survived by stepson Carrington Stanford Jr. and family, of Connecticut, and Jane Stanford and family, of California.

The care she received from the staff at Heritage Rehabilitation Center in Winthrop is deeply appreciated.

Her son wishes to recognize the loving care provided by family members when she returned home: Linda Gatti-Fyler, Robert Fyler, close family friend Carolyn Johnson, and especially my wife, Dorle. It is also appreciated that her doctor for many years, Michael Rifkin, provided care and comfort to the end. Of special note, her family will forever be grateful to the staff of HealthReach Hospice for their care and support. This is a wonderful organization of people who give great comfort and support to families experiencing the end of a loved one's life.

Avis was a lifelong member of the Wayne Community Church, United Methodist and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, with the Rev. Dr. Peter Misner officiating. There will be a private burial at a later date in Union, where Avis will join her parents, her sister Ruth, and many past generations of her family who were among the earliest settlers of Union.

For those wishing to make a contribution in her memory please consider HealthReach Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.


Sandra “Sandy” A. Hussey

Auburn-Sandra “Sandy” Hussey, 47, of Durham, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Lewiston on October 16, 1960 the daughter of Raynald and Dolores (Dumont) Boucher.

Sandy worked for TD Banknorth in the call center for many years.

She enjoyed gardening and watching NASCAR.

Sandy was predeceased by her father Raynald Boucher and a brother Roland Boucher. She is survived by her husband Sam Hussey of Durham, son Sammy Hussey of Texas, daughter Ammie Hussey of Durham, mother Dolores Boucher of Florida, sister Tina Ball of Florida, grandmother Antoinette Boucher of Maine, grandchildren Charlotte, Abigale and Shelly.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4pm on Friday, May 30th with a funeral service to follow at 4pm at the funeral home. .

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Margaret Wagner

Margaret "Peg" Esther Wagner died peacefully on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008, at Freeport Nursing Home in Freeport, Maine, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 6th, 1916 in Manchester, New Hampshire the only child of Ellen Mary Broderick and Joseph Bourque. She was educated in Manchester schools and was a 1935 graduate of Hesser Business College and a 1938 graduate of the Hospital Notre Dame de Lourdes school of nursing.

On June 30th, 1941 she married Albert Leonard Wagner and they had two daughters, Barbara and Betty.

Early in her working career she was employed as a visiting nurse in Manchester, New Hampshire. She left nursing for many years to care for her mother and to raise her two daughters. She returned to work in 1968 as volunteer coordinator at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and then worked many years as Discharge Coordinator for Mercy Hospital in Portland. She and her husband retired in 1982 and divided their next twenty years between St. Petersburg, Florida, Pemaquid Point, Maine and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. In 2003 they moved back to Maine to be near Betty’s family.

Peg was a talented craft woman, often sewing clothing and knitting sweaters for her girls and later for her three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved to read, walk, swim, drive her car and line dance. She cheered for Notre Dame football and was a lifelong Red Sox fan and always knew all the players, David Ortiz being her favorite. She loved and was loved by all the family dogs.

Peg lived the last two years of her life at The Stevens Home where she was treated like everyone’s grandmother. Following emergency surgery in April, she moved to Freeport Nursing Home where she received excellent and loving care.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara, and husband, Brent Ekstrom of Florida and Brunswick, Maine. Her daughter, Betty, and her husband, Michael McNally, of Brunswick, Maine. Her grandson, Scott Kelley, and his companion, Dena, of Reston, Virginia. Granddaughters, Kathryn, and husband Joseph Marro of Brunswick, Maine and Elizabeth, and husband Gregory Pinkham of Bowdoinham, Maine. She will be especially missed by her five great-grandchildren, Michael, Joseph and Nicholas Marro and Zoë and Luke Pinkham.

A Mass celebrating her life will occur on Tuesday, June 3rd, at 1:00 pm., at St. John the Baptist Chapel in the parish center, 39 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Maine, with Father Edward Sheehan officiating. A reception will follow at The Stevens Home on 52 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, Maine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine. Checks should be made out to SASSMM and sent to P.O. Box 990, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


PRISCILLA EDNA BRYANT Newton

Priscilla E. Newton of North Turner died on May 24, 2008 at Victorian Villa, Canton with her loving children at her side.

She was born in Leeds, September 14, 1927, the daughter of Stillman and Edna (Fisher) Bryant.

She attended Turner schools and graduated from Leavitt High School in 1945. She had a thirst for knowledge which she pursued for most of her life. She married John Albert Newton on August 12, 1948. She enjoyed helping him in Red’s Mini Mart along with other entrepreneurial ventures such as the antique business, raising Boxer puppies and Persian cats. She could often be found in her greenhouse raising many different varieties of plants.

She was a member of Eastern Star, had been a Girl Scout Leader and a seamstress. She always loved painting and was a member of the Western Maine Art Group. She and John had always enjoyed travelling to Laconia Bike Week or to the ocean. Her children will always remember her fantastic molasses cookies.

She is survived by her brother, Elton Bryant of Zephyrhills, Florida, brother at heart, Nathan Strout of West Gardiner and his wife Jan, daughter Marsha Whittemore and her husband Dana of Dixfield. son Michael Newton and his wife Deirdre of Buckfield, daughter Wanda Turcotte and her husband Larry of Peru, and daughter Joy Conant of Buckfield. She had 19 grandchildren; Dana Jr, Beau, Jodi, John-Mike, Tom, Nick, Joshua, Cassie, Crystal, Jasper, Sarah, Andrew. Hannah, Luke, David, Lydie, Ryan and April along with 13 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband John and her daughter, Faye.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Victorian Villa Activity Fund. PO Box 636, Canton, ME 04221..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Malcolm Dennison McLean, Jr.

Malcolm Dennison McLean, Jr., known to family and friends as Scott, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Maine Medical Center, Portland following a brief illness. He was 55.

Scott was born in Bessemer, Michigan, the son of Malcolm D. McLean and Allegra Anderson McLean. He moved with the family to Maine as a boy, and lived in Rumford, his father’s hometown, for most of his childhood. He held a GED and is affiliated with the Rumford Class of 1972.

A millwright and welder by trade, Scott worked up and down the Eastern seaboard at mill shutdowns and repairs. He was also licensed to work on desalinization plant systems. His special interest was in maintenance and repair of old Volvo and Mercedes Benz cars, and he routinely drov. and sold vehicles that were more than 20 years old and still going strong. As a young man, he ran his own business as a leather crafter. Scott also loved spending time at Sebago Lake.

Scott is survived by his wife, Louise LeTarte McLean, and his daughter, Mercedes Marion McLean, both of Greenwood. He is also survived by two sisters and their families, Deborah McLean of Freeport and Erica M. Helm of Strafford, N.H., and a brother and his family, Timothy A. McLean of So. Hamilton, MA. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Melissa Doris McLean.

A celebration of Scott’s life will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday,

June 7, in Woodstock at the Woodstock Seventh Day Adventist Church on Perkins Valley Road.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Gerald E. Berry

Gerald E. Berry 80 of 246 Pine Street, Rumford, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 19th at the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn.

He was born in Bingham, Maine on May 29, 1927, the son of Earl and Lorna (Sands) Berry of Bingham. He graduated from Bingham High School in 1945. During his time in high school, he participated in baseball, skiing and football. He also worked at V.J Pierce Clothing store while attending High School. After graduation, he was drafted into the Navy (WWII) and was sent to Hawaii for 11 months. During his stay in Hawaii, he worked at a Navy radio station near Honolulu.

After his 1st Honorable Discharge in 1946, he started working for the Kennebec Pulp and Paper Company in Bingham. During the height of the operation at Spencer Lake he handled payroll for over 200 employees.

In 1948 he entered Farmington State Teachers College and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Elementary / Jr. High Education. During his four years at Farmington he participated in baseball, basketball, skiing and also belonged to many clubs. After graduating from college in 1952, he was drafted again into the Navy (Korean War). During the next two years he served on the USS Great Sitkin ammunition carrier which visited many different ports in Europe. He received both the Navy Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After his 2nd Honorable Discharge in 1954, he started his teaching career in the Unity, Maine school system. In November of 1954, he married Juliet Gallant of Rumford. His teaching career brought him to Orcutt, California where he taught in the same school as Mrs. John Madden. (Oakland Raider Coach's Wife) His career then led him back to Maine, where he taught school in Auburn for one year. In 1963, he and his family moved to Rumford where he finished his teaching career retiring in 1980. He was also Principal at the Petengill Elementary School for many years. Throughout the many years after his retirement, he had the pleasure of meeting former students. All of them thanked him for being such a great person. He was very proud of his Family especially his Grandchildren's accomplishments both academically and athletically. He loved watching the Red Sox play and always referred to them as "My Sox" He is survived by his loving Wife of 53 years Juliet of Rumford; his two Sons Michael and Wife Gloria of Rumford; Steve and Wife Tracey of Turner; six Grandchildren: Eric and Shawn of Turner; Meagan, Sarah and Allison of Rumford and Jason of Long Beach, California. His Family would like to thank all of the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Rumford Community Hospital; CMMC in Lewiston; Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris and the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn for the superb care he received. A special thanks to Margaret McNiel and all of the Caregivers who helped Jerry stay at home as long as possible.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, June 9th at 2:00 P.M. at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn with the Rev. Roger Cousineau officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 1145. Alexandria Va. 22312. Online condolences may be left for the family at gerald.e.berry@gmail.com Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Braulio "Eddie" Leyva

AUBURN - Braulio "Eddie" Leyva of Lewiston, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 20.

He was born June 3, 1937. He enjoyed music, fishing and being with his family. He will be deeply missed by his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many friends.


John R. Roux

Auburn-John R. Roux, 70, of Central Ave. Lewiston, passed away Wednesday May 14th, 2008, at the Hospice House after a long illness.

He was born on March 8, 1938 the son of John and Emelienne (Morin) Roux. John was a graduate of Edward Little class of 1956.

John proudly served as a reservist in the Army from 1959 to 1965.

John was an avid fisherman and belonged to the National Bass Fishing Club. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

He worked for Shapiro Bros. Shoe Co., from 1956 to 1984, all but 2 years as the packing room foreman. John Also worked for Hannaford Bros. for 30 years, all but 3 years as deli manager.

John was predeceased by his parents and brother Gerald Roux. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Fleurette of Lewiston, son Michael Roux and his wife Lisa of Bowdoinham, 2 grandsons David and Jonathan, daughter Denise Roux of Lewiston, sisters Irene Obie and Patricia Roux of Lewiston.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 23rd at 11am at St. Peter’s Church, Lewiston. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery Lewiston.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital Infusion Center, the caring staff at the Hospice House, and special thanks to Dr. Richard Kappelmann.

In John’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice P.O. Box 0819 Lewiston, Me 04243.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Anita A. Lowell

AUGUSTA - Anita A. Lowell, of Sixth Avenue, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Maine General Medical Center at Glenridge after a long illness.

She was born in Augusta, daughter of Osias and Blanche Turmelle. She was a graduate of Cony High School and worked as a secretary at Central Maine Power Company, retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church of St. Michael Parish.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, William A. Lowell of Augusta; her daughter, Nancy A. Kaake of Phippsburg; her son, Jeffrey W. Lowell of Atlanta, GA; her grandsons, Ryan Kaake and Jason Kaake of Phippsburg; her two sisters, Murielle Martin and her husband John of Pittston and Constance Brown of Hudson, MA; her brother, Lucien Turmelle and his wife, Dorothy, of Manchester.

Anita was predeceased by her parents and by her sister, Jeannine Gilbert. At her request there will be no funeral service. Burial will be in the family lot in St. Augustine’s Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Glenridge for their care and compassion during Anita’s final weeks. Donations may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 170 Route l, Suite 250, Falmouth., ME 04105.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Doris K. Spach

Doris K. Spach, formerly of Yarmouth, Maine, died peacefully, surrounded by family, at Wingate Haverhill, Haverhill, MA., on Sunday, May 11, 2008.

Born on April 17, 1923, in Batavia, N.Y, she was the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Emma (Dorries) Kilburn.

She was the wife of the late L. William Spach, with whom she spent many happy years. . Doris (Dody) attended New York and Maine schools, and was a graduate of The University of Maine. She was an avid gardener and lover of nature. She especially enjoyed summers at Moosehead Lake. She also loved sewing, knitting and crewel work, creating many beautiful keepsakes for her family. . A great lover of books, she was a librarian in Topsfield, Ma., Oldwick, NJ.,and Yarmouth, Maine.

Doris is survived by son, Peter Cronkhite of Andover, MA, daughters; Susan Rollfs and son-in-law Edward of Andover, MA, Catherine Trimble and son-in-law Bryan of Venice, FL; sister Emma Irish of Portland, Maine; 9 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joan Paley of Florida; step-daughters Lynn Morton and Marilou Morton of New Jersey, Joanne Drake of Pennsylvania, and step-son William Spach Jr. of West Virginia. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Aplington.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Herman A. Quintal

Herman A. Quintal died peacefully with his family by his side on May 7, 2008. He was born in Chelsea, Maine on May 17, 2008. Son of a woodsman, he was taught at an early age the value of hard work. He entered the Navy in 1945 and served in active duty during WWII and remained a reservist until 1970. After the war, he worked at BIW for 18 years as a ship fitter and welder. Eventually, he went into business for himself. One of his last ventures before retiring involved building a 103’ fishing trawler—one of his proudest achievements.

Herman loved to dance and won many dance contests, favoring the jitterbug. He met Dorothy L. Grover at one of these dances in 1950 and that was the beginning of their 56 years together. They had three daughters, five granddaughters and two great grandsons. They lived most of their lives in Yarmouth until finally moving to Freeport. The Quintal’s current home in Freeport was built solely by Herman with a little help from his faithful companion, Rocky. Rocky was a little black poodle that never left Herman’s side. Rocky passed away at Thanksgiving time and was greatly missed.

After retirement, many hours were spent puttering in his garden, welding, and woodworking. He loved growing vegetables, especially potatoes, tomatoes, and all kinds of berries, almost as much as he loved eating them. He loved pick-your-own strawberry fields where he would stock up on berries to enjoy all winter long.

During his life, he was a member of the local Amvets, the Masons, and visited the Elders in Freeport from time to time. Most of his joy came from building and creating with metal and wood. He was a Board Certified Welder and was known for his excellent work. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 56 years, daughters, Patricia Witham and her husband Richard of Gray, Melinda Davis and her husband Carl of North Yarmouth, Theresa Swan and her husband Gerald of Pownal as well as two brothers, Paul and Morris Quintal. He leaves behind five granddaughters, Heather, Amy, Emily, Erica and Jessica and two great grandsons, Carter and Lafe. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick. A quiet family service was held on Friday, May 9th at the home of Theresa Swan.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Sheldon L. Osnoe

Chelsea-Sheldon L. Osnoe, 80, of Togus Road passed away after a brief illness Thursday, May 8, 2008 at MaineGeneral Hospital Augusta, Maine.

He was born in Talmadge, Maine on May 12, 1927 the son of Lawrence and Grace (Severance) Osnoe. .

Sheldon served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He worked at Cives Steel until his retirement. Sheldon enjoyed visiting his friends, watching wrestling on TV. tinkering with vehicles and wheeling and dealing.

He was predeceased by brothers Earl, Carl, Theo and Biscuit, sisters Kathleen and Vivian. Sheldon is survived by his son Richard of New Jersey, daughters Darla Jean of New Jersey, Linda of FL, brothers Kenneth Osnoe of Lincoln, Clayton Osnoe of Fort Rich, FL. sisters Madelyn Dumont of Orono, Evelyn Chubbuck of Lincoln, Theresa Millington of Stacyville, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the new Maine Veteran’s Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 12pm.

In Sheldon’s memory donations may be made to the Augusta Food Bank, c/o St. Mark’s Church 9 Summer St. Augusta, Maine 04330.

For those unable to attend condolences may be expressed at funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Maine 04330


Earl M. Bornheimer

Earl M. Bornheimer,passed away May 5th, 2008, at the home of his daughter, in Minot, Maine. He was born October 20, 1934 to Vernon and Velma (Ames) Bornheimer, in Portland, Maine.

Earl graduated from Greely High School in 1953. During this time he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol (1/1951-2/1952). Upon graduating from High School he joined the Naval Reserve, and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954. From 1959 to 1961 he was a Cessna pilot in the Philippines. In 1974 he retired from Active duty as a Technical Sergeant and served in the Active Reserve. .

In January 1958 Earl married Eileen Seibert in Alabama. They have one daughter, Pamela. He was stationed in the Philippines, Alaska, Germany, and Vietnam. He is a Veteran of the Vietnam War, and served there from 1968-1969. On September 1, 1967 he married Ruthanne (Smith) Wheelock in Mississippi. They have two children, Theresa and Matthew.

During his retirement years Earl was an avid coin collector. He enjoyed spending time at the American Legion with his friends, spending time outdoors, and watching Western movies. He was a member of the American Legion, Post # 17 for thirty years.

Earl is survived by his sister Carol Dubay and her husband Al Dubay of North Yarmouth, Maine.

He is survived by his three children. Pamela Hill and her husband Steven Hill of Ephrata, Washington, Terri Scott and her partner Kelly Walcott and son Daniel Pelkey of Minot, Maine, and his son Matthew Bornheimer, Petty Officer First Class, United States Navy, Pre-commissioning Unit George H. W. Bush, CVN-77, Norfolk, Virgina and his wife Antonia Vasone. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Joseph D. Hill and Robert T. Hill of Ephrata, Washington, three great grandchildren, Skyler Joseph Hill, Aubrey Hill and Madisyn Hill, a nephew Steven Libby of Lewiston, Maine and a niece Kim Libby of South Portland, Maine, his partner of twenty-two years, Sharon Fournier of Portland and a great friend Finn Wilhimsen.

He is predeceased by both his Mother and Father.

There will be a Military Ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Monday May 12th at 10am with Full Military Honors. A Memorial Service will be held at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church on May 12th at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to. The American Legion, Post # 17 (Attention William Amergian), 23 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Beverly M. Fecteau

Lewiston – Beverly M. Fecteau, of Lewiston, died on May 2, 2008 at Ledgeview Living Center.

Born in Poland on April 19, 1932, the daughter of Verne and Verna Mae Tame and is predeceased by her sister Joyce Vlahakos.

She graduated from nursing school in 1952, serving the community for many years as an x-Ray technician at Central Maine General (CMMC). She was an avid traveler, who enjoyed the outdoors, antiquing and especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl Thurston Andrews and her husband Anthony of Bethel, Shaun Fecteau of Lisbon, Blake and his wife Louise of Mechanic Falls; 16 grandchildren Nicholas, Janelle, Talitha, Mary, Gabriel, Christine, Jacinta, John-Paul, James, Monica, Lucia, Amanda, Travys, Matthew, Parker, Marion; great grandchild Jack; sister, Helen Jepson and her husband Leonard of Litchfield; brother, Verne (Chipper) Tame of Illinois; cousin June McGinley of Poland.

Beverly is a loved mother, grandmother and friend, whose kindness and smile new no strangers.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 6 PM at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. A Christian Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 5th, at 9AM at Holy Family, Lewiston.

Burial to follow at Valley Cemetery, Greene.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations are made to the: Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, Suite 19, South Portland, ME 04106

The family further requests that all donations be made in the name of Amanda Mae Fecteau, a beloved granddaughter of Beverly and Special Olympian.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group.


LORETTA B. SMITH

LEWISTON – Loretta Brule Smith, 86, of Greene, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness surrounded by her family. She was born in Lewiston on September 21, 1921, the daughter of Joseph Brule and Alice Martel.

She retired from Webster Rubber in Sabattus where she had worked for over forty years. She loved being with family, playing cribbage and going to Bingo with her friends.

She is survived by her son, Larry R. Smith and wife Connie of Meredith, N.H., her son Michael D. Smith and wife Dorothy of Greene and her daughter Sheila Smith (Clifford) and husband Leland of Sabattus. She had 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Robert W. Smith and Gary R. (Buster) Smith, a grandson Brian Clifford, and granddaughter Naomi Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to S.E.A.R.C.H. (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope) 270 Minot Avenue, Suite B, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Jacqueline "Jackie" Angers

Lewiston-Jacqueline M. Angers, 74, of Grove St. passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 25, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 21, 1934 the daughter of Roland and Jeanne (Turcotte) Maynard.

Jackie was raised with the help of her aunt Rose (Turcotte) Bernard, after the untimely passing of her mother Jeanne when she was 2 ½ years of age.

She attended schools in North Berwick & South Berwick, Vermont, and Sanford, graduating from Sanford High in 1954.

She married Leonard Angers who was from Lewiston, on June 19, 1954 at Notre Dame Church in Springvale. They Settled in Lewiston for nearly 51 years until Leonard’s death on February 7, 2005.

In the year 2000 they met and were able to help many Canadian people who came here to Lewiston for cancer treatments and enjoyed staying in touch with them through the years.

Jackie worked at Raytheon from 1961 until they closed, Lewiston public school. hot lunch program from 1965 to 1975, Marcotte Nursing Home cafeteria and kitchen from 1976-1984 and retired from Knapp Shoe after 10 years of working there.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Leonard Angers, sisters in-law Anita Larochelle and Monette Angers. Jackie is survived b. her 3 children Claire Angers of Oregon, Collette McMinch of New Hampshire, Charles Angers of Lewiston, grandchildren Henry Giasson, Robert McMinch, Vanessa McMinch and a dear sister in-law Rita Angers, brother in-laws “Babe” Aurelien Larochelle, Norman Angers, many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 30th at 9am at Holy Family Catholic Church, Sabattus St. Lewiston. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery.

In Jackie’s memory donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501n St. Jude Place Memphis Tennessee 3810.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Phyllis Plummer

Lewiston – Phyllis Plummer Fraser, 90, of Park Avenue, Auburn, died on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at CMMC with her family at her side.

She was born on June 2nd, 1917 in Lewiston, the daughter of Arthur and Evelyn Plummer. She attended local schools and spent her life in the community, touching hundreds of lives. She held jobs with the Dept. of Agriculture and University of Maine Extension Service.

Phyllis married Donald Fraser in 1939. They stayed in love until his death in 1974. She enjoyed skiing, operas, and the Maine coast. She became passionate about the Red Sox and passed her love of nature, books, and birds on to her sons and to her granddaughter Skye with whom she was ‘thick as thieves’..

She was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, she was comforted by great faith. Her strength, intelligence, selflessness, and kindness made her truly special.

She is survived by her sons John Fraser of Auburn, Barry Fraser and his wife Denise of Auburn, James Fraser and companion Pam Jordan of S. Portland; grandchildren Skye Fraser Macalester and husband Shawn of Columbus, OH, Ethan M. Fraser of Auburn whom loved his gram; nephews Ed Haley and wife Donna of Minot, Charles Loring and wife Jen of Rowley, MA; niece Linda Smith and husband Lloyd of Farmington; Phyllis Osgood of Brunswick, her best friend and soul mate since girlhood.

She was predeceased by sisters June P. Bemis and Frances P. Loring both of Farmington. Good bye Gram.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Brookvale Cemetery, West Auburn. In Phyllis’s memory donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Lisa Marie Knight Dunlop Broy

Scarborough-Lisa Marie Knight Dunlop Broy, 37, of Scarborough, died on April 15, 2008 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Lisa was born on November 23, 1970 in Biddeford, Maine to parents, Margaret (Wakefield) Woodcock and Donald W. Knight. She lived in Sanford, Maine until her parent’s divorce in 1975, when she moved to Wells with her mother, and finally to South Portland, when her mother married Richard (Dick) Dunlop. Dick later adopted Lisa, and supported her in all ways until his death in 1992.

Lisa attended South Portland Schools, receiving her diploma in 1988. She married Herbert P. Broy III, in 1990; they birthed their only child, Samantha, in 1991.

For Lisa, her varied jobs always revolved around the people she came into contact with, and she lovingly put her energy into those relationships. She worked in housekeeping at Osteopathic Hospital /Brighton, and then chose to stay at home with her daughter for several years, running a child care business from her apartment. Lisa and her mother Peggy became Reiki Master teachers and hypnotherapists, and together opened Reiki Partners, a Complementary Healing/Energy Practice in Scarborough, in 2001. In 2003, Lisa began employment at Target in South Portland, and quickly became part of the management team, remaining there until her illness in November, 2007. She was a team player, who brought cheerfulness and a positive fun-loving attitude to all her work situations.

Lisa was very intelligent, a complex thinker and an avid reader. She had a gift for simplifying and clarifying situations, so that they could be brought into focus for others.

Her adventurous natur. was demonstrated through her travels to Florida, the Bahamas, Ecuador (rain forest and shamans) and her sky diving experience. She dreamed of traveling throughout the country and the world with her husband. Lisa also loved simple pleasures such as a ride and a visit to the Saco River rapids, Two Lights, Salem, Massachusetts, or the Kangamangas Highway. She and her husband spend each wedding anniversary in North Conway, New Hampshire. A picnic and a ride to the water made a perfect day for Lisa.

Lisa loved well; her focus was always on her daughter, Samantha – the center of her world. No matter how tired or stressed she was, she could always find time and energy to do something special with her. Lisa’s wish was to see Samantha through high school and launched in her life. She fought valiantly to survive toward that goal. Lisa has touched all our hearts and we will remember her joyous spirit and deep mutual love.

She is survived by her loving soul-mate and husband Herbert P. Broy III, her adored daughter Samantha M. Broy, her mother and step-father, Peggy and Arthur Woodcock, aunt and uncle Catherine and Clarence Smith of South Portland, many cousins, her biological father, Donald Knight, and uncles, Dennis and George Knight of Rhode Island, her aunt, Joy Knight, of Portland, her mother-in-law, Margaret McCullogh, step-mother and father-in-law, Ellen and Herbert Broy II, her sister-in-law Terri Pabst, three brothers –in-law, an. her “Target family”.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave, South Portland, Maine, on Sunday, April 20, at 2 P.M., with a reception at the church, to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the steeple fund at the First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave, South Portland, Maine 04106.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Group 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Patricia G. Webber

Auburn- Patricia Gail Webber, 55, of Greene, died on April 10th, 2008 at the Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on April 30, 1952 in Owensboro, Ky the daughter of Loomis and Geraldine (Pate) Whitmore.

Patricia worked for many years at the Auburn K Mart. She enjoyed gardening, animals, and shopping.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 28 years Ted; son Christopher; brothers Ken, Ronnie; sisters Nila, Sunday, Becky, Pamela, Brenda; and beloved pets. She was predeceased by her parents.

There will not be any services. In Patricia’s memory donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Harvey W. White

Lewiston – Harvey W. White, Jr., 86, of Lisbon, died on April 9th, at Central Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Durham on December 30, 1921 the son of Harvey Sr. and Nettie (Getchell) White.

After high school, Harvey went to serve his country proudly in the US Army. He married Barbara Gray on June 26, 1948. He worked for 37 years as a union structural steel worker and was a member of Iron Workers Local 496. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion in Lisbon.

Harvey enjoyed gardening, reading, watching the Red Sox, tinkering with cars, cookouts, yardsales, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Barbara; daughter Debbie Lamb; son Harvey White III and his wife Susan; brother Douglass; sisters Nolia Washburn, Neota Sherman; mother-in-law Minnie Gray; grandsons Ryan and wife Tara, Jason and wife Diane, Derek, Jackson and wife Sylvia; granddaughter Emily; great granddaughters Adrianna, Rosalie, Caroline; great grandsons Jordan, Devin, and Collin.

He was predeceased by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

A private graveside service will be held later this spring in Lisbon. In Harvey’s memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 Route One, Scarborough, ME 04072. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Patricia Ingerson

FREEEPORT — Patricia Ingerson, 75, of Freeport died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at coastal Manor in Yormouth following a brief illness.

She was born in Eagle Lake on May 14, 1932, the daughter of Arthur and Delia Blanchette. Following school, she moved to Brunswick where she met and married Kenneth Ingerson. They built a home in Freeport where she raised two sons. She worked at Eastland Shoe and retired after 35 years.

She was predeceased by an infant son, Gary; her husband, Kenneth, in 1968; her son, David, in 1976; her son, Daniel, in 2007; and a brother, Freeland Blacjette, in 2000.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Iona "Ini" Harrison and her husband, Pete, of Freeport; two grandsons, Ryan Ingerson and his wife, Angela, of Freeport, and Dennis Ingerson and his wife, Sherie of Belfast; a granddaughter, Barb Litttlefield and her husband, Ronny, of Freedom; five sisters, Rynell Labbe and Barbara Laberge of Brunswick, Carol Brown and her husband, Donald, of Orr's Island; Ione Ullrich and her husband, Hank, of Arizona, and Joan Sweetser of Massachusetts; a brother, Laurel Blanchette of Portland; a former daughter-in-law, Hazel Rumney and her husband, Ernest, of Thorndike; eight great-grandchildren, Dominick, Aryn, Russell, Jayna, Allen, Sheridan, Hunter and Conner; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family, knowing her love of babies and little children, would like anyone wishing to donate in her memory to do so to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.


Ronald Charles Burgess

Lewiston – Ronald Charles Burgess, 83, of Leeds, died on April 3, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Pittston on March 24, 1926, the son of Christof and Iva (Crockett) Burgess, formerly of Dresden, Maine. He was, also, predeceased by his sisters, Christine Kimball and Belva Bickford and a son, Royce Clifton Burgess.

He graduated from Bridge Academy in Dresden in 1944. He then went on to serve his country proudly in the US Army during World War II as a mechanic in Germany, holding the rank of sergeant.

Ronald enjoyed woodworking, ultimately making a career of building homes and public buildings, making children’s toys, traveling, and went to Florida on many trips. He especially enjoyed collecting MatchBox toys. He was particularly proud to create a grandfather clock for each of his children. Although he did not enjoy watching television, he loved watching Walt Disney cartoons and stories.

He is survived by his beloved wife Linda; children Pamela Whitaker and husband Brad of Winslow, Ronna Bernier and husband David of Richmond, Rachel McAllister and husband Tom of Buxton, Mark Burgess and wife Ruth of Greene, Risa Paquet and husband Louie of Oxford, Rita Burgess of Apex, NC; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is loved and will be missed by his children, grand children, and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will held at First Assembly of God Church, TODAY at 1PM. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Donald Cougle will be officiating. Burial will be later the spring at Valley Cemetery, Greene. In Ronald’s memory, donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, Children’s Church Ministry, 70 Hogan Road, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Elsie Card

Elsie A. Card 72 of Lisbon Falls died March 22nd 2008 at home with her family by her side.

She was born in Bath Feb 5th 1936 a daughter of J. Walter Thayer Sr. and Flora Crosby Thayer. She attended Bath schools and on December 6, 1958 she married Charles R. Card of Lisbon Falls. She had been a resident of Lisbon Falls since 1968. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 158 of Lisbon, VFW Auxiliary Post 9459 of Lisbon and the Lisbon Left Hand Club, for many years she was employed as a care giver and in her last working years did private duty cases in the area. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was predeceased by her brother J Walter Thayer Jr. and her sisters Grace e Young and Carol SB Mack all of Bath. She is survived by her husband Charles of 49 years. A loving daughter Brenda Card and her companion Paul Burmeister of Hartford, Maine and her precious grandson Keenan Stockdale.

Two sisters Flora Reed of Woolwich and Madelyn Crafts of Lisbon Falls. Also many nieces and nephews.

We would also like to thank the care givers from Chan's Home Health and the staff of the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine & blood disorders at Mid Coast Hospital.

At her request, only a graveside service will be held later in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Relay for Life 1 Main Street, Topsham Maine 04086

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


GARY LEE SOUSA

Apr 3, 1958- March 23, 200.

AUGUSTA - Gary L Sousa of Mill St died Easter unday March 23 2008 at MGMC after a 4 month battle with lung cancer....with some family and friends by his sid.

He was born the son of Evelyn E Lanious Sousa on Apr 3, 195.

He attended Augusta schools and although he never finished his education Gary was very knowledgable about what had gone on in the world n knew people, dates, times, and events very well.

Gary was a member of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles 3137

Gary was a "free spirit" with bugs in his teeth, and the wind in his hair...he traveled and worked in many states...Alaska, Montana, Florida, Ct, Arizona, and until his diagnosis in Nov. 2007 he worked in Augusta painting the Alphonse Cancer Ctr in which he later became a patient of.

Gary owned and had a great passion for Harleys....in 2007 he and his brother Larry rebuilt a Harley from scratch which made Gary very proud.....he was eager to get well and spend time traveling with his brother, and camping with his sister....he wanted to make another trip to the Golden Road...

Gary fought his illness till the very end making family, friends and the staff at MGMC laugh by teasing them, or singing to them...he was courageous during the illness...

He was predeceased by his mother in 1987, cousins, aunts n uncles...

He is survived by his only child Angie Sousa of Augusta...two sisters..Rosemary Dumas n her husband Joseph, and Linda Rice and her husband Leland both of Augusta, 4 brothers Marcellino of Belgrade, Roger of Augusta, Lawrence (Larry) and his wife Nancy of Mt Vernon, and his twin Kevin and his wife Mary Ann of Winthrop...many many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and his extended and second family Dycal, Bret, and Lynn Bonefant, Rhonda Farrington, his ex wife Darlene Sousa, and his girlfriend Pam Fowler who was always by his side...

Larry, Roger, and Rosemary would like to extend thanks to Dr Magincalda and his staff, and to MGMC and the staff on A-1, and A-4 for ther kindness, comfort, and care given to Gary during his stay there....and many thanks to Pastor Don Williams and his congregation the Fellowship Baptist Church for their prayers, and visits to Gary,and many thanks to family and friends who attended and donated toward a benefit supper for Gary in Jan....special thanks to those who took the time to call Gary and brighten his day, and to those who called the family checking on his health.

At Gary's request there will be no services, but his wishes were to have a gathering (pig roast) for family and friends later in the summer and remenice the "good times"...Gary words were "no crying be happy"

Donations in Garys memory may be made to the Alphonse Cancer Center in Augusta, the Lung Assoc., or to Fellowship Baptist Church Eastern Ave-Augusta

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Augusta.


Theresa Caron

CARON Theresa F., 82, of Auburn, died at the Hospice House on March 22nd, 2008. Services will be private and held at the convencience of the family.

Arrangments by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Raymond Howe Jr.

Portland– Raymond Howe Jr. died March 13th. He was born August 26th 1930 in Portland, to Raymond and Marie (Sawyer) Howe. He served in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter for 20 years from 1947 to 1967. He then served in the Ambulance Service in Great Britain from 1972 - 1988 He enjoyed Motor sports particularly formula 1, fishing and Eating Lobster. He is survived by his wife Vera Howe and his Son James Howe. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond Howe Sr. and Marie Howe.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League, Westbrook

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Yarmouth.


June M. West

PORTLAND — June Marie West, 47, of Freeport died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Maine Medical Center.

She was born on July 12, 1960, the daughter of Lois De Heer and Harry Weber. Her stepfather was Martin De Heer.

She founded the Maine Ataxia Support Group and was a member of the National Ataxia Foundation.

She enjoyed doing most everything, including traveling, antiquing, gardening, cooking, making crafts, having picnics with family and friends, and enjoying Diet Coke.

She was known as a magnetic force; friends, family and strangers gravitated to her. It was as though her eyes and sweet smile drew one in like a bee to a flower. She had a contagious laugh — a laugh that could be heard during good times and bad, making those around her forget their own worldly issues if only for a moment.

She was a graduate of Valley Hospital School of Radiology in Ridgewood, N.J. After graduating, she worked as a technician at Valley Hospital, then for a doctor in private practice. She eventually went on to work at Mercy Hospital in Portland.

She retired early in life due to illness.

Surviving are her husband, Brad; two children, Sarah and Christopher; a sister, Bobbi; and a brother, Steven.

A memorial service will be held at South Freeport Church on Thursday, April 3, at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Ataxia Foundation or to one's favorite charity.

Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.net.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives Group, 500 Route 1, Yarmouth.


Rita Gamache

Auburn-Rita L.Gamache 88, died at Clover Manor, with her four children by her side.

She was born in Lewiston, December 2, 1919 a daughter of Dewey and Marie (Lagasse) Lessard.

She was educate. in local schools and remained a lifelong resident of the community.

She was married to the late Thomas J. Cunliffe , who died in 1961 then to the late Roland S. Gamache.

She was employed at Clark Shoe as a stitcher for many years, then worked at CMMC for the Housekeeping Department.

She enjoyed Bowling and was a member of a bowling league at Holiday Lanes.

She loved to sew, was a great cook and enjoyed spending time with family in particular with her grandchildren.

A great confidant who loved to laugh and spend time with her daughters, she was easy to talk to with a great sense of humor.

She is Survived by two daughters Mrs. Patricia Berube and Husband Raymond of Auburn, Colleen H. Erickson and Fianc'ee Paul Parent of Mechanic Falls, and two sons Daniel P. Cunliffe and wife Dorothy of Auburn, and Michael Cunliffe of Greene. She leaves a sister Fernande Carey of Florida, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a grandson David Poulin, Baby granddaughter Berube and two sisters Ailene Lessard and Muriel Robichaud, three brothers Paul, Albert and Maurice Lessard.

A Funeral Mass will be said Friday 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Auburn.

I. Lieu of Flowers please send flowers to your loved ones or make a donation to . charity of your choice in Rita's Memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. M. 04240


Raymond Howe Jr

Portland– Raymond Howe Jr. died March 13th. He was born August 26th 1930 in Portland, to Raymond and Marie (Sawyer) Howe. He served in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter for 20 years from 1947 to 1967. He then served in the Ambulance Service in Great Britain from 1972 - 1988 He enjoyed Motor sports particularly formula 1, fishing and Eating Lobster. He is survived by his wife Vera Howe and his Son James Howe. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond Howe Sr. and Marie Howe.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League, Westbrook.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Yarmouth.


Priscilla V. Berube

Lewiston – Priscille Vincent Berube died March 13th at D'Youville Pavilion surrounded by family and loving caregivers. She was born April 11th 1909 in Auburn, to Arthur and Albina (Richard) Vincent. She was raised and educated in Auburn, Maine. She married Arthur Berube in 1927. He died in 1951. She had fond memories of working at Marie's Bakery, Cummings Cleaners and as a ward clerk at St. Mary's Hospital. She truly enjoyed her last four years, living at D'Youville Pavilion. She looked forward to playing beano, playing cards with Sally (Stella), Red Hat parties, making holiday crafts and going on field trips. She shared special friendships with several of the staff and volunteers at D'Youville. She was also proud of the fact that she was almost 99 years old. She is survived by a sister-in-law Rita Vincent of Santa Maria, CA., a cousin, Mrs. Grace Bernatchez of Auburn, nieces Priscilla Pellitier, Sue Welkner and Linda Vincent. She is also survived by several extended nieces, nephews and cousins including Belinda Ledue and her family, Scott Johnson and his family, David Johnson and Gayle Johnson and her family. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers; Richard, Victor, and Maurice and many relatives and friends.

Mass will be at St. Philip's Church on Sat. April 5th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Activities Program at D'Youville Pavilion 102 Campus Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Guy E. Johnson

HARPSWELL — Guy Everett Johnson Jr., 84, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, surrounded by the family he loved after a long battle with melanoma.

He was born in Stonefort, Ill., on June 24, 1923, to Guy Everett Sr. and Laura Johnson.

He grew up in Maine at the Johnson family homestead on Worthly Pond, and moved to Cundy's Harbor as a teenager. His deep love for Cundy's Harbor's beautiful ocean and interesting people was bountiful. He loved to entertain with local tales of adventures on the sea. He was instrumental in the founding of the Cundy's Harbor volunteer fire department and Cundy's Harbor Library.

He graduated from Brunswick High School. He served honorably in World War II as a B-24 bombardier-navigator in the Army Air Corps. He then attended Bowdoin College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1950.

He married Helen Herrick in 1948. He became a father for the first time in 1949. His wife and first three children moved from base to base while their father served on B-52s during the Korean War. The family then retuned to Maine where he became a high school principal at Vinalhaven, Bristol and Wiscasset. At Wiscasset, he coached the track team to win the class-S Maine State Championship in 1956, 1957 and 1958.

While a student at Bowdoin and then again during summers while a principal, he supported his family as a lobsterman. Of all his work pursuits, he loved lobstering the most.

In the 1960s after his high school teaching career, he joined NASA to help promote the new space program. He gave lectures about the space program at the Humbolt Planetarium in Caracas, Venezuela; Bogotá, Columbia; and throughout the United States.

He came back to Harpswell and built the first shrimp processing plant in Maine. His innovations included the application of cryogenics to freeze shrimp for export. His company, The Marine Biological, Supply and Development Corp., also supplied specimens for research. He was also the first person in the state of Maine to use a claming dredge.

He wrote and loved to recite poetry. His favorite poet was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He played the violin.

He is survived by his wife Helen; a sister, Mary Ganske of Cundy's Harbor; seven children, Helene, Guy, Herrick, Springli, Heather, Pandora and Athena; 22 grandchildren: Little Herrick, Little Springli, Annika, Celestine, Arwin, Juliana, Mira, Leah, Nick, Sean, Sam, Lindsey, Katrina, Ashley, Isa, Bradley, Garrett, Katerina, Osage, Zelia, Acadia and Sebastian; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held this summer at a time and location to be announced.


Dwine P. Ray Jr.

Auburn- Dwine P. Ray Jr., 69, of Sabattus, died on March 5th, 2008 at the Hospice House.

He was born on June 30th, 1938 in Lewiston, the son of Dwine P. Sr. and Virginia O. (Drake) Ray.

He worked for many years in the building and trades industry and was member of Local #327. He was a member of the First Assembly of God church in Lewiston. Dwine enjoyed fishing, boating, hiking, horse back riding, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife Rita; sons John and his wife Chriss, Jessie and his wife Josslyn; daughters Kathy and Heather; 8 grandchildren, Trisha, Traci Alden, Jonathan, Andew, Samantha Ray, Hannah McWilliams, Veydeh Ray, baby boy Ray, brothers Robert and his wife Judy of Nevada, Allen and his wife Sue of Lewiston; sisters Shirley Noyes of Mechanic Falls, Barbara and husband Robert Berry of Mechanic Falls, Jean and husband Peter Davis of Rhode Island, Arlene and husband Bob Pelchart of Georgia; Linda and husband Paul Terstegen of Lisbon, Sandra and husband Richard Flewelling of Fairfield Center, Susan and husband Donald Daigle of S. Carolina, Kathy and husband John Bergeron of Auburn; special friend Pauline Apt, Norma and Fred Robinson. He was predeceased by his parents.

Dwine’s family would like to express a special thanks to the Hospice team, Hospice House, Dr. Austin, Dr. Skeik, Rev. Cougle, and all the family and friends who supported them.

Family and friends are invited to visit on SATURDAY at 2 PM at First Assembly of God Church, Hogan Road, Lewiston, with a funeral service to follow at 2:30 PM. The Rev. Donald Cougle will be officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mechanic Falls. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Rebecca Ann Graham

Rebecca Ann Graham died on March 5. She was a much beloved teacher at the Lewiston Adult Learning Center for 22 years. Becky was a talented teacher of math and English grammar skills. She was especially adept in teaching adults who believed they could not learn. Many of her students went on to successfully complete their GED and enter post-secondary education. Many finished degrees, entered the workforce and returned to share their success stories with Becky and other adult education students.

She graduated with a B.A. and was a Masters candidate in Asian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to adult education she spent a year in Qing Hua University in Beijing, China where she worked as an English instructor.

Becky leaves behind her mother, Dorothy Graham and sister, Mary Alice Fatica. She was predeceased by father Russell Graham and her brother Gregory Graham. She will be greatly missed by her many students and colleagues.

There will be a celebration of Becky‘s life to be held at the Lewiston Adult Learning Center. Please contact the Adult Learning Center for details.


David D. Galarneau

Durham-David D. Galarneau, Jr., 54, of the Day Rd. died on March 4th, 2008 unexpectedly at his home.

He was born July 3rd, 1953 to David D. Galarneau, Sr. and Esther A.. (Staples) Galarneau.

David adored his family and spending every moment he could with his grandson. He was proud of his Native American Ancestry and enjoyed participating as a dancer at many pow-wows. An absolutely wonderful cook who shared his creations with all. He would give anyone the shirt off his back and touched the lives of everyone who met him.

He was a fine craftsman who was in the construction trade all his adult life.

David was predeceased by his father David D. Galarneau, Sr. and Brother Daniel A. Galarneau. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pamela (Corcoran) Galarneau, Daughter-Tesia J. (Galarneau) McCarthy, her husband Ryan McCarthy and grandson, Finnian McCarthy, Son-Daniel D. Galarneau, Mother-Esther A. Galarneau, Brother-Ronald A. Galarneau, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held in David's memory on March 9th, 2008 at 3:00 PM at the MTM Community Center, 18 School Street, Lisbon Falls, M. 0425.

In David’s memory donations may be made to his grandson Finnian McCarthy and future grandchildren.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Dale V. Cook

Lewiston . Dale V. Cook, of Buckfield Maine, Vietnam veteran and lifelong naturalist, passed away early Monday morning March 3rd at Montello Manor nursing home, Lewiston, Maine. He was born January 28, 1947 in Cleveland, OH. Dale will be remembered for his love of nature, notably for his efforts towards saving "Gully Brook," a beautiful 200 acre stretch of wetland and mixed forest overlooking the Chagrin River in Willoughby, Ohio, where Dale grew up and lived well into adulthood. He is survived by his father Larry J. Cook of Euclid, OH; his two sons Dane Cook (Karen) of McFarland, WI and Derek Cook (Laura) of Mentor, OH; sister Laurie McConnell (James) of Auburn, ME, brothers Brian Cook (Ruth) of Worcester, MA and Craig Cook of Gahanna, OH; granddaughters Abigail and Megan Cook of McFarland, WI; his friend and ex-wife Donna (Kifer) Levy of Eastlake, OH and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy C. Cook. A memorial service will be planned for the Spring, to be held in Willoughby, OH. Donations to the Lake Parks Foundation in Dale's memory are welcome: P.O. Box 2134, Painesville, OH 44077, www.lakeparksfoundation.org.


Andrew Roy Watson, Sr.

Auburn-Andy went to be with our Lord March 1, 2008. The devoted father and loving husband fought a courageous and valiant battle with brain cancer. Andy was born in Maryland on January 8, 1956. He was educated and graduated High School in Maryland. He joined the Navy and was stationed in Bath at the end of his service. He then made Maine his home.

Andy leaves behind 2 wonderful sons, Andrew “AJ” Watson, Jr. and Christopher Watson Laura Watson. He was predeceased by his brother Robert “Bob” Watson. He Leaves behind a brother, Ray Watson of Virginia, and 2 nephews Charlie & Shawn.

Andy kept a positive attitude despite the severity of his diagnosis, praising every new day God granted him. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at The First Assembly of God Church on Hogan Road in Lewiston, at 12 noon Thursday March 6th.

Any donations can be sent on Andy’s behalf to:

The Brain Tumor Research Fund
c/o Dr. Patrick Wen
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney St.
Boston, MA 02115


Althea Harmon Record Fournier

Althea Harmon Record Fournier died on Thursday, February 28, at the Gray Birch Nursing Care Facility in Augusta, Maine. She was born March 22, 1920, in Livermore Falls, Maine, the daughter of Elton and Evelyn Winship Harmon. She attended schools in Limestone, Maine, and was graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1937.

She was married to Stuart H. Record, deceased, and the late Henry E. Fournier of Livermore Falls and Litchfield. She retired from the New England Telephone Company in 1976 after nearly thirty years of service, and spent most of her later years enjoying life at her retirement home in Holiday, Florida, and traveling. A Mayflower descendant, she was a Life Member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a former member of Norland Grange in Livermore Falls, and of Eastern Star # 117 of New Port Richey, Florida.

She is survived by three sons. David H. Record and wife Sue of Clinton; Dr. Duane C. Record and wife Sharon of Plattsburgh, New York; and Ralph S. Record and wife Kathleen of Readfield; seven grandchildren. Kelli O’Brien and husband Sean, Jason Record and wife Laura. Leslie Record, Jennie Record, Emily Lane and husband Carroll, Nicholas Record and partner Christine Selman, and Bethany Record and fiancée Wes Corbin; four great grandchildren. Seamus, Maggie and Declan O’Brien, and Riley Record; and Lewis Harmon, brother, of Livermore. She was predeceased by her parents, and by a brother, Ralph, of Venice, California.

At Ms. Fournier’s request there will be no visiting hours. A private family committal is being planned for Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. Donations in Althea’s memory to support the Cheshire Community Care Orphanage in Kaoma, Zambia, may be sent to. WISE. PO Box 305, Readfield, ME, 04355. Arrangements are being handled by Funeral Alternatives of Augusta


Barbara L. Seaman

Augusta – Barbara L. (Farrington) Seaman, of West Gardiner, passed peacefully on February 29, 2008, at the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Barbara was born on April 28, 1954, in Augusta, Maine. She was the daughter of Carl F. Farrington and Sally L. (Dawbin) Smith and Clifton R. Smith. She was pre-deceased by her fathers.

Barbara graduated from Hall-Dale High School Class of 1972 and the University of Maine at Augusta in 1974. She had worked as an R.N. at the Augusta General Hospital and Gardiner Rehabilitation Center (now known as MaineGeneral Medical Center), and Merrill Manor in Gardiner. .

Barbara will be missed by her devoted partner, Elizabeth (Betty) Coombes of West Gardiner; her mother, Sally, of Farmingdale, her brothers, Fred Farrington and his wife Gloria of Sidney; Kevin Farrington of Pensacola, Florida; Emery Smith and his wife Theresa of Farmingdale; and her sister, Dianne Heino and her husband Michial of Belgrade Lakes; friend Susan Desjardins; nieces: Kate Farrington, Jennifer Blethen, Chelsie Emery, and Amy Heino; nephews: Jarrod Desjardins, Michael Farrington, Christopher Desjardins, and Brent Farrington; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She also had many friends that were each special to her in their own way.

Barbara had a wonderful sense of humor and was a good listener. She will be remembered for her willingness to lend her ear and heart to anyone in need. This characteristic inspired new found strength in those she touched. Her strong will, strength, love of life, and positive attitude were an inspiration to those around her.

Barbara was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She enjoyed classical music, hunting, fishing, and spending time with Betty at Pemaquid. One of her greatest joys was following the activities and accomplishments of her nieces and nephews. She was very proud of each and every one of them.

Barbara wanted her heartfelt appreciation and thanks extended to Dr. Kevin Kane, Dr. Donald Magioncalda, the nurses and staff of the Harold Alfond Cancer Center, the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, and HealthReach for their excellent and compassionate care.

Barbara and her family would also like to thank Father Calvin Sanborn of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for his kindness and caring support. He has been a great source of comfort to all.

At Barbara’s request, there will be no visiting hours. A private memorial service will be held for her family.

Should friends wish, donations in her memory may be made to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, ME 04015.

Arrangements are entrusted to Funeral Alternatives of Augusta.


George M. Theriault

Auburn – George M. Theriault, 85,of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28th, 2008 at Clover Health Care with his loving daughter Tammy at his side.

He was born on August 17, 1922 in Ashland, the son of Joseph and Melvina (Moreault) Theriault. He grew up in a family with 12 other siblings in a modest, small home in potato country. From these humble beginnings he went into active duty in the US Army on January 7, 1943 with battles in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Upon discharge he received numerous decorations and citations..

George married Mary Ann Paradis on June 2, 1951 and was married for 38 years. Over the years he worked as a woodsmen and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, country music, playing guitar, and spending time with his grandchildren..

He is survived by his sons’ Gary Theriault of Livermore, Allen Theriault and wife Judy of Minot; daughters’ Tammy Bisson and husband Troy of Minot, Sharon Boulier and husband Dale of Kentucky; brother Stanley of Washburn; sisters’ Irene Nadeau of Mass., Sally Saucier of Ct.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters Clara Jimmo, Laura Pinnette, Lena Carney, Arlene Wickiera, and Claudine Charette; brothers’ Pete, Edmond, Harold, Lenard, Paul; and beloved grandson Kurt Theriault whom he is now cruising with.

George’s family would like to thank the staff of Clover Health Care for the care they provided to George through the years.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life for George on SUNDAY at 1 PM at Funeral Alternatives. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm. Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in West Minot. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kurt Theriault Memorial Scholarship Fund at TD Banknorth, 98 Lewiston Street, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Gary A. Bush

North Yarmouth - Gary Ayers Bush died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Portland, following a brief illness..

Born in Easton, PA on April 7, 1932, he was the only child of the late Douglass and Eva (Pegg) Bush. He attended Easton area schools, Mercersburg Academy, and Penn State University where he studied English and Journalism, two subjects that were used repeatedly in his adult life. He had an extraordinary gift for writing. Throughout his schooling, he was active in choir and glee club. He had a beautiful singing voice. His life-long passions were hunting and fishing. He made them his vocation as well as his avocation.

Mr. Bush began his professional career as assistant advertising manager with Abercrombie & Fitch in New York City. Later he worked in advertising and sales promotion with Remington Arms Company in Stratford, CT. For many years he was a manufacturer's representative selling fishing tackle from Maine to Virginia. In recent years, he enjoyed his retirement job driving the courtesy car for Casco Bay Ford of Yarmouth..

He was an active member of many organizations promoting hunting and fishing. His expertise and extensive knowledge of firearms made him a "go-to" person for gun history, restoration, and appraisal of firearms collections. His love of the outdoors and nature was learned from his father, who took him on hunting and fishing excursions in Jackman, ME when he was a teenager. He passed this same love and enthusiasm on to his own children and grandchildren.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge #795 of Easton, PA, and Lodge #23 of Freeport, ME, a former member of the United Methodist Church of Easton, PA, and a member of the Torch Club of Western ME.

An avid reader with a vast collection of books, he particularly enjoyed histories, biographies, and culinary books. He was a gourmet cook. Once on a whim and with urging of friends, he entered his special blueberry pie in the Union ME Fair pie baking contest, and won a blue ribbon. He was an amazing joke teller, with spot-on timing, delivery, and endless inventory. He was not stingy with his wit, opinions, poems, and philosophies..

In 1959, during his Remington employment, he was on location when an ad agency crew was about to shoot commercial photos. He tried to help the male models with their shooting stance, while doing so, caught the attention of decision makers who ultimately made him their model. The result was his picture on a billboard in Grand Central Station, and throughout the New York City subway system. There were full page ads in the important national publications of the day; Life, Look, and Saturday Evening Post. For his 15 minutes of fame, he was paid $100.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Wendy (Morgan) Bush of North Yarmouth; a daughter Gayle A. Klinzman and her husband Stephen of Bloomingburg, NY; two sons, Douglas S. Bush, his wife Edith, and their 3 children, Will, Lee, and Jenna all of Middletown, NY; Joshua R. Bush , and his sons Aaron and Noah of Goshen, NY. two stepsons; Joshua M. Kutrieb, his wife Kristin, and their three children Hayden, Jared, and Gray all of Colorado Springs, CO; and Benson E. Kutrieb, his wife Erika and their infant son Frederick, all of New York City. He was the former husband of Marjorie (Marsh) Bush of Easton, PA.

The Bush family so appreciates and wishes to thank the kind, professional and compassionate staff at Mercy Hospital, particularly in the Critical Care Unit, who went above and beyond in caring for Gary during his final days.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Gary A. Bush will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 12 noon, at First Congregational Church, 3 Gray Rd. (intersection of Routes 231 and 115) North Yarmouth, ME 04097. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Mercy Hospital Capital Campaign, 144 State Street, Portland, M. 04101. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Yarmouth.


Germaine S. Quirion

Germaine S. Quirion - age 80, formerly of Oxford Street and most recently of Gray Birch - MGRHC, died February 26, 2008 at MaineGeneral Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Augusta, Maine on November 27th, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Alma (Poulin) Gagnon. Mrs. Quirion attended St. Augustine School and graduated from Cony High School. She married Arthur J. Quirion on May 27th, 1946 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church.

Prior to her retirement, she was a dental assistant to Robert Patenaude, Sr. DMD for many years. Previous to that, she owned and operated Jay's Lunch in Augusta. After her retirement, Mrs. Quirion worked for the Maine Veterans' Home and St. Mark's Home for Women.

She was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, the Ladies of St. Anne, and a lifetime member of the Cushnoc Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Quirion was predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. Quirion, and her parents.

Surviving is her son, Kenneth P. Quirion and his wife, Nona; granddaughter, Devon Redman and her husband, Ryan; great-granddaughters Alyssa and Victoria Redman; close cousins, Carmen McIver and Joan Newman; sister-in-law, Lorraine Quirion; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edmond and Ann Quirion, of Augusta; longtime neighbors and friends, Frank and Nancy Varney; several cousins; and her circle of caregivers and friends at Gray Birch.

There will be no public visiting hours. A private memorial service will be held at the Maine Veterans Chapel. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to Gray Birch Activities Committee, 27 Gray Birch Dr., Augusta, M. 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 198 Western Avenue, Augusta.


Frances T. Theriault

LEWISTON — Frances T. Theriault, 79, formerly of Lisbon Falls and a resident of Marshwood Nursing Home died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Westbrook on Jan. 24, 1929. the daughter of Ralph and Vina (Mallet) Armentino.

Among her many interests, she especially enjoyed gardening, shopping, singing, dancing and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Peter Theriault and his wife, Mona, and Mark Theriault; a daughter, Susan Stacey and her husband, Tom; a grandson, Anthony Theriault; a sister, Gloria Mallet; and two half sisters, Rita Lovell and Marie Carson.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, on Jan. 31, 2007.

Per the family's request, there will not be any services. A gathering to celebrate her life will be planned at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Virginia G. Cash

Lewiston- Virginia G. Cash, 71, of Knox Street, died on February 19th 2008 at home, with her loving family by her side.

She was born on July 4,1936 in Farmington, the daughter of Elmer and Illona ( Fish) Howard.

She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and enjoyed helping with church functions. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; brother’s Peter, Jimmy, Benny Howard; daughter Illona E. Greeley; son Clifford E. Wright; several grandchildren; and her dog Spike.

She was survived by sisters Sally Davis, Phyllis Turner; sons Roger and John Wright; daughter Cindy Bennett; brothers George, Alton, Terry, Gary, Norman, Danny Howard; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00pm at the Lighthouse Baptist Church 39 Lincoln Street Lewiston with Pastor Christian Gumprecht officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.


Richard A. Poisson

Lewiston – Richard A. Poisson, 75, of Lewiston, died on February 16th, 2008 in Russell Park Nursing Home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on May 7th, 1932 in Lewiston, the son of George and Bernadette (Jacques) Poisson.

He was a graduate of St. Dominic High School. Richard then went on to serve his country proudly in the US Marines during the Korean Conflict.

Before his retirement from Country Kitchen he had worked at Knapp Shoe, Boston Shoe Store and Stikinos. He was a member of the American Legion Post #22.

Richard is survived by his daughter Dorothy Poisson of Lewiston; sons’ David and his wife Debbie of Sabattus, Denis of Durham, Donald of Lewiston, Daniel and his wife Karen of Lewiston, and Douglas Poisson of Lewiston; brothers Ovide of Blue Hill, Titis of NC, and Gerard of CT; sister Germaine of Auburn. 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Jeannine; parents; brother Roland Poisson; and sister Bernadette Bolduc.

A committal service will be held on FRIDAY at noon at the new Maine Veteran’s Cemetery Chapel, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maine P.O. Box 1134, Portland, ME 04104 or American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 2231.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Theresa Rice

RICE - Theresa R., 77, of Lewiston died on Thursday, Feb. 14, in Lewiston. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In her memory, donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


James Herlihy

WATERVILLE -- Jim Herlihy, 72, died Feb. 11, 2008.

He was born Jan. 24, 1936, the son of Timothy and Bernadette Herlihy.

He attended Waterville High School, served in the Army and worked as a police officer and security guard until his retirement in 1995.

He was well known as the ambassador and founding father of the Elm City Softball League of which he was president from 1964 to 1991. He was also the commissioner of the Maine Amateur Softball Association. During all his work with softball and his passion and knowledge of the game he was affectionately nicknamed "The Czar" and was proudly honored by having the softball field at Waterville Junior High School named after him for all his years of dedication and efforts in the men's softball league in Waterville.

He was also a member of the Waterville Masonic Lodge and Waterville Parks and Recreation.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nancy Herlihy; a brother, Tim Herlihy of Claremont, N.H.; a stepson, Dan Edmondson and his wife, Tabitha, of Augusta; a stepdaughter, Laurie Conant and her husband, Scott, of Newberg, Ore.; a brother-in-law, Mike Helber and his wife, Laurel, of Columbus, Ohio; a former stepdaughter, Kathy Foshay and her husband, Jeff Shute of Tuscon, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.

There will be no visiting hours or funeral.

Special thanks to Dr. Henry Glover and his staff and to the dialysis unit at Thayer, Hospice Volunteers of Waterville and special friend Irene Gillum. Donations may be made in Jim's memory to MaineGeneral Medical Center, Dialysis Unit, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903. If you would like to share a memory of Jim or leave a message in his guest book, please go to http://www.centralmaine.com/obits/.


Donald T. Appleby

AUBURN -- Donald T. Appleby, 62, of Turner, went to be with his Lord, parents, and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Hospice House in Auburn, after a long battle with Huntington's disease.

Donald was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick on March 4, 1945, and was adopted at the age of six months by his loving parents, Dr. Alva and Lucienne Appleby of Skowhegan. He attended Skowhegan schools and graduated from the Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, in 1964. He served in the Navy from 1964 to 1967 as a photographer aboard the U.S.S. Canopus. He attended SMTC and became an auto mechanic. He worked for Toyota for 20 years first as a mechanic and later as a parts manager. While employed for Thrifty Toyota of Auburn, Don received the Parts Manager of the Year award for six years. In 1991 Donald trained at Northeast Tractor Trailer School and got his CDL to drive rig, a life long dream. He drove for a brief time for JBHunt.

Donald loved the outdoors and spent much time growing up at the family camp at Lily Bay on Moosehead lake. Fishing and hunting were favorite past times. He loved country music and especially Johnny Cash and his music.

Donald was a member of High St. Congregational Church in Auburn and his favorite place to go in later years was always to church on Sunday. His faith sustained him throughout his 18-year struggle with Huntington's Disease. He knew with conviction that he would party with his mom, dad, predeceased friend Jim Allen and Johnny Cash in Heaven when he got there.

Donald was a dedicated father and grandfather and friend. He especially treasured his Navy shipmates of the Canopus including Eddie Hornkohl and his wife Joyce of Kennsington, Conn. He was very proud of having served in the Navy. . Donald T. Appleby

He leaves his wife of 21 years, Penny Appleby of Turner; a son, Paul Harrison and his wife Lisa of Framingham, Mass., a son, Stephen M. Harrison and his wife Edie of Alpharetta, Ga., a daughter, Jennifer Appleby Ward and her husband Justin of Stow, and a daughter, Kristin Wildsmith and her husband Justin of St. Louis, Mo. He leaves a sister, Diana Appleby Evans and her husband John of Ogunquit; his special mother-in-law, Audrey M. Ligler of Alpharetta, Ga.; the granddaughter he called his girlfriend, Sydney Maya Harrison, grandson, Dakota Sterling Ward, and granddaughters Anaya and Solana Ward. He also leaves a nephew, Jason Evans, his wife April and children Tyler and Jillian of Ogunquit, and a niece, Susan Evans Canney, her husband Michael and their daughter Morgan of Braintree, Mass. His mother, Lucienne Blanchard Appleby, and his father, Dr. Alva Sterling Appleby, predeceased him.

A special thank you to Heidi Masselli and her two sons, Lucas and Easton who have tried to keep Donnie straight for two years in our home and also to Pat Lilley who joined the tag team of care this last October. In addition, words are not big enough for the heart felt gratitude to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice organization and especially the staff at Hospice House in Auburn for their warm and sustaining support throughout this last journey.

A memorial service in celebration of Don's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at High St. Congregational Church in Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net.

In lieu of flowers, donations . may be made to: . the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice . 236 Stetson Rd. . Auburn, Maine 04210


Marlene Rae Crawford

CRAWFORD - Marlene Rae died Feb. 5. A graveside service will be held on May 31, at 2 p.m., at the Upper Gloucester Cemetery in Pownal. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to The Androscoggin Hospice House


Donna-Rae Fisher

AUGUSTA — Donna-Rae Fisher, 63, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at the end of a long, courageous battle against the debilitating effects of a stroke.

She was born in Portland on Feb. 13, 1943. She recently resided at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Glenridge in Augusta, where she received exemplary care from Dr. Betsy Hart and an outstanding staff.

She attended schools in Portland. She received her degree in education from Wheelock College in Massachusetts..

Devoting her life to caring for the young and elderly population, she was the head of the MCA organization's Head Start Program in the state of Maine. She worked closely with young women in Poland Springs. She also worked in social services in Maine and Massachusetts. She devoted much time helping in several nursing homes and volunteered on committees designed to assist the elderly and disabled.

A zealous advocate for the exercise of voting rights, she was active in the civil rights movement.

She was an avid reader, and enjoyed gourmet cooking and life.

Surviving are her mother, Dorothy Wheatley Sellers of Augusta (and formerly of Topsham); her only child, Dorith Lea Fisher of Framingham, Mass.; a granddaughter, Razzaahna Fisher; five sisters, Theresa Lynn Haynes of Virginia Beach, Va., Susan G. Linton of Hampton, Va., Pamela J. Hayes of South Portland, Verna Rebecca Lake of Mobile, Ala., and Kimberly Wheatley Campbell of Augusta; 14 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by a sister, Dianne L. Rice.

A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Augusta Church of Christ officiated by her brother-in-law, Danny Campbell, minister.

In lieu of flowers, donatings may be made to the Maine General Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Glenridge in Augusta.


Henry S. Gibbert

Winthrop-Henry S. Gibbert- a resident of North Parish Road in Turner Maine. On the morning of February 4, 2008, he passed on peacefully with his family by his side. He was a resident at the Heritage Rehab and Living center, where he was recovering from a short illness..

He was born on April 29th, 1920 in Linden, New Jersey. The Son of Daniel and Bertha (Phillip) Gibbert. He graduated Linden High School in 1939. On February 17th 1946, he married the love of his life Ruth Shaw of Auburn.

They resided on North Parish Road in Turner where they raised their three sons.

Henry worked for the U.S.D.A. as a poultry inspector, first for Hillcrest Foods and then for Decoster Egg Farms. He retired in 1987 after 34 years of service. He then was elected to the office of selectman for the Town of Turner, Maine, where he served 16 years.

He enjoyed deer hunting with his friends, and he also enjoyed going with his wife to Quimby Memorial Hall to socialize with their friends. He was also a member of the Ancient Brothers Lodge for 53 years.

He is survived by his wife Ruth of Turner, three sons, Curtis Gibbert of Sloan, Douglas Gibbert and his wife Lynn of Leeds, Lee and his wife Michelle of Turner, Five grand children, Jeremy and his wife Heather of Leeds, Jolynn Hartford of Greene, Alex, Damian, Drake, Dustin of Turner and two great grandsons Garret and Elijah of Greene and one great granddaughter Kilee Ann of Leeds.

Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, February 9th at 10am at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Turner Ct., in Turner..

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. M. 04240


VERNA F. FULLER CULLEN

Auburn-Verna F. Fuller Cullen, 86, of North Auburn Road, died Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Clover Health Care.

She was born in Lewiston on October 7, 1921, the daughter of Perley and Marion (Hanscom) Fuller. She was educated in Lewiston schools, graduating from Lewiston High School in 1939.

In 1988, she married Hugh L. Cullen, Jr. Together they enjoyed canoeing, hiking and exploring Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. She was a true Yankee, hardworking and frugal. She loved animals, especially dogs and cats, providing homes to countless strays.

Verna is survived by her husband, Hugh of Auburn; her son Anthony Leotsakos of California; and sister Norma Willoughby of Auburn. She was predeceased by her son Nikolas Leotsakos.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Clover Health Care.

No funeral is planned. Anyone wishing to remember Verna is asked to make a donation to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Dorothy H. Drouin.

Lewiston-Dorothy H. Drouin, 59, of Greene passed away February 1, 2008, at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born on February 16, 1948 in Lewiston the daughter o. William & Cecilia Parker..

She enjoyed sewing, decorating, yard-sales, gardening and spending time with her family.

After college she worked as a kindergarten teacher at Greene Central School and later taught Head Start. Her most recent work experience was as a service coordinator for Child Development Services, Androscoggin County in Lewiston.

She was predeceased by her parents William and Cecilia Parker and her husband Daniel Harkins.

Dorothy is survived by her two children Matthew Harkins and Amy Gross, her life-partner Edwin Savage. two grandchildren Owen Gross and Olivia Gross, and her brothers William Parker and James Parker.

Services will be held at her home in Greene on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. A eulogy will be held from 11AM-12PM and her home will be open to anyone wishing to pay their respects until 5PM that day.

Donations to the American Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives,LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


James E. Twitchell Sr.

NORWAY - James E. Twitchell Sr., 81, of Fore Street, Oxford, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 27, at Stephens Memorial Hospital, with his family at his side.

He was born on Fore Street in Oxford on June 24, 1926, son of Aio Twitchell and Mildred (Dunbar) Twitchell. He attended school in Oxford and married the former Priscilla Brown on June 23, 1945.

He was employed at C.B. Cummings and the Oxford Woolen Mill. He purchased a dairy farm in East Oxford in 1949. He sold milk to H.P. Hood for many years. He enjoyed farm life and raising his family on the farm. He sold his farm in 1980 and returned to Fore Street.

He worked as a carpenter for many years in the Oxford Hills area. He began spending winters in Florida in 1975, and worked for several years at Jim Vickers' ranch. He attended the Oxford Advent Christian Church his entire life.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and antique tractors. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla of Oxford; a son, James Jr. and his wife, Mim, of St. Aurelie; a son, Timothy and his wife, Marie, of Bryant Pond; a daughter, Marie Davis and her husband, Jim, of Oxford; a daughter, Elaine Larrabee and her companion, Keith Conant, of Buckfield; five granddaughters, Tara Twitchell of Gorham, Diana Howe of Bethel, Stephanie Supry of Springfield, Vt., Kristie Perkins of Oxford and Loletta Larrabee of Auburn; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Ridley of Oxford; and a special nephew, David Witham of Oxford.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Oscar and John; and his sisters, Ruth Chouinard and Mary Libby.


Barbara Workman

FARMINGTON -- Barbara Workman, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Auburn on Jan. 19, 2008, due to the complications of pancreatic cancer.

Barbara was born in Bar Harbor on May 4, 1947, and grew up in Southwest Harbor, where she was able to develop her lifelong appreciation of the natural world, animals and, especially, horses.

Barbara graduated from Southwest Harbor High School and raised two wonderful children, Lisa and Kris, while also working to support them.

Barbara was a true Renaissance woman. A wide array of interests and skills allowed her to enjoy many occupations throughout her life. Among them, she ran a horse-riding stable in Seal Cove, worked at the Ellsworth American newspaper, sold insurance and real estate on Mount Desert Island, and helped manage hotel services at Sugarloaf.

Barbara moved to the capital area in 1990 when she started employment with the Maine Department of Transportation. Barbara built a home in Farmington with her life partner, Richard Fecteau, in 2001 and transferred to the Dixfield regional office of MDOT in 2004.

Barbara's life was filled with love for her family and friends, and her many varied interests. Barb was a mentor to many and always took time to connect with and bring out the best in people. She chronicled life with her writing and photographs and enjoyed building, gardening, dancing, Tai Chi, yoga, swimming, paddling, hiking, climbing and skiing. Barbara cherished her adventures in Maine, Colorado, Utah, Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes. She approached life fearlessly and lived it fully, always with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. Barbara volunteered much of her free time to the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Maine Handicapped Skiing and Women Unlimited.

Barbara purchased her family's camp on Graham Lake in Mariaville during the fall of 2005 and spent many days there doing restorations, building retaining walls and, most importantly, taking quiet time to be present in the moment.

Barbara was an authentic spiritual seeker who by example taught the value of living a life with enthusiasm and an open heart. She embraced life with the same strength and grace as she eventually embraced death. She faced her final illness with steadfast courage and the anticipation of reuniting with her beloved daughter, Lisa, who passed away in 1989.

Barbara is survived by Richard Fecteau, of Farmington; her son, Kris Harper and his life partner, Marie Blanchard, and their son, Ryon Harper, all of Seal Cove; and also by family members residing in Southwest Harbor, including her parents, Velma Leighton Workman and Warren Workman; her sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Keith Seavey; her niece, Michelle Campbell, and Michelle's family. Additionally, Barbara is survived by the numerous members of the Fecteau family and a great number of friends who will miss her dearly.

There will be a celebration of Barbara's life from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Winthrop St., Augusta. The celebration will include readings and opportunities to share brief memories and view hundreds of Barbara's photographs. There will be a potluck meal with plenty of time to connect and socialize with family and friends.

If you wish to make a charitable donation in Barbara's memory, please consider the Barbara A. Workman Trust. Barbara had requested that this trust be funded with a sizable portion of her estate. The intent of Barbara's trust is to assist persons and/or organizations that offer health or spiritually oriented retreats. Contributions may be sent to the Barbara A. Workman Trust, care of Richard Fecteau, 284 Ramsdell Road, Farmington, ME 04938.


William R. Chickering

BRUNSWICK - William R. Chickering (Sonny), 80, of Brunswick, passed away Jan. 22, after battling a terminal illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1927, to Ethel Holbrook in Damariscotta. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Herbert Holbrook. He attended school in South Portland.

He was a man of many talents and served three years in the Navy and two years in the Army. He retired from Geiger Bros. in Lewiston and loved hunting, fishing and woodworking. Most of all, he loved his family.

He married Carlena LeMieux on May 4, 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Carlena LeMieux Chickering of Brunswick; a sister, Barbara Green of Brunswick; 11 children, Linda Ames and husband, Cecile, of Standish, Billy Chickering and wife, Milly, of South Carolina, Tommy Chickering and wife, Glenna, of Auburn, Donna Thibodeau and husband, Ernest, of Florida, Danny Chickering and wife, Debbie, of South Carolina, Patty Frasier and husband, Dan, of Florida, Stanley Chickering and wife, Gini, of Leeds, Herbert Chickering and wife, Patty, of Oxford, Ricky White and wife, Lori, of New Hampshire, Kevin White and fiancee, Pat, of Auburn and Corinne Blais and husband, Alain, of Monmouth; five step-children with Carlena, Christine Harness of Wisconsin, John LeMieux and wife, Cindy, of Portland, Michael LeMieux of Florida, Bonnie LeMieux of Sabattus and Patrick LeMieux and wife, Debbie, of California; 34 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Anna Pelletier; and a daughter, Anna Byrnes.


Beatrice D. Graham

AUGUSTA -- Beatrice D. Graham, 84, of Eastern Avenue, Chelsea died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Gray Birch in Augusta.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1923, in Machiasport, the daughter of Stephen and Carrie (Hicks) Wood.

Beatrice enjoyed Nascar racing, horse racing, bowling, knitting, reading and, especially, yard sales.

She worked as a dietitian in Connecticut and a home care provider in Augusta.

Beatrice was predeceased by her parents; beloved husband Wallace Graham; son Gregory Graham; and brothers Kenneth and Stephen Wood.

She survived by daughters Phoebe Johnson, of Chelsea, Carol Bryant, of Machias, and Marilyn Marxo and Linda Markey, both of Connecticut; sons Wallace Graham Jr., of Chelsea, Stephen Graham, of Augusta, Roger Graham, of Chelsea, and Mark Graham, of Augusta; sisters Nonie Lopes, of Connecticut, Margaret Flaherty, of Machiasport, Lois Wassen, of Old Town, and Nellie Gatcomb, of East Machias; brother John Wood, of Machiasport; 20 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A burial service will be held in the spring in Jacksonville.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330.


Margaret Brewster.

SIDNEY -- Margaret Brewster of Sidney passed away on Jan. 10, 2008, of pulmonary failure, a consequence of post-polio syndrome.

She was always of service in the helping fields. She began her career as a teacher of mentally retarded, brain-damaged and emotionally disturbed children in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Maryland. Later she became the director of the Dimock Street Preschool in Boston, serving physically handicapped children.

When she moved to Maine, she was the director of Mid State United Cerebral Palsy in Augusta and then held director positions at Ken-a-Set Association for the Retarded; the Bureau of Mental Retardation; and the Maine Head Injury Foundation. Most recently she was the director of the state's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, from which she retired in 1997.

A great light has winked out.

Margaret's hair was a flame, yet it was never as radiant as her heart. Her body had been a test and a torment since she contracted polio as a small child, but it could not begin to tether her spirit; it still can't. She had intuition and intelligence and insight and could always see in us our best selves, even when we could not. So although she was a writer and a musician and a gardener, and a hoot, and the most valuable friend most of us ever had, perhaps her most singular gift was this: In her presence we were somehow allowed to be our best selves, and for that we loved her fiercely. Our most fitting tribute is to love each other without restraint -- although Margaret might permit an exception for members of the current administration in Washington.

She was always her own greatest gift to us, abundantly given and wrapped with raucous laughter; but she also offered understanding, perception, encouragement ... and fresh vegetables. One often found her in her garden, and indeed that is where she was most able to find herself.

It is only appropriate to celebrate Margaret, our great blessing, in her garden, where a gathering will be held in late spring. If you wish to be notified, please leave contact information at FriendsofMargaret@gmail.com, or write to Friends of Margaret, P.O. Box 967, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Although Margaret never gave up, her body finally gave out. She is at rest now. But she's still checking in, so be nice.


Gilbert Brown

Gilbert Brown, 90, died in Vienna, Jan. 15. A public memorial reception is planned for Jan. 26, at the Vienna Grange Hall at 1 p.m. Donations in his name may be made to the Vienna Fire Co. Inc, Kimball Pond Road, Vienna, ME 04360, or Mount Vernon Rescue, c/o Pat Rawson, 970 Pond Road, Mount Vernon, ME 04352.


Harold B. Hallock

Monmouth . Harold B. Hallock, 82, of Monmouth, passed away at his home on January 15th, 2008 with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Fairfield on February 2nd, 1925 the son of George and Velma Hallock.

He proudly served his country in the US Marines Corps. during the Korean conflict. He worked for 17 years at Ford Land as an automotive body repairman. He then went on to become self employed in the automotive body repair business prior to his retirement..

Harold was a member of the DAV, The Chosen Few, and American Legion. Among his many interests, he especially enjoyed gardening, gambling, carpentry, bowling, coffee group with friends, and spending time with people and children.

His most special group of buddies, comrades, and confidants, was the Veteran’s Group at the Lewiston Vet Center whom he met faithfully every Wednesday..

He is survived by his beloved wife Linda; sons’ John Hallock and his wife Linda, Craig Hallock, and Carleton Hallock; daughters’ Julia Hall and her husband Luke, Stacia Fish and husband Kevin, and Martha Hallock; step-daughters Tammy Johnson and husband Mark, and Pamela Chabot and husband Stephen; grandchildren Jeremy, Jennifer, Seth, Emily, Erin, Katie, Savannah, Michael, Courtney, Joshua, Megan, Kathrine, Alex, and Evan; great grandchildren Brianna, Kedrick, Destiny, Dalton, Dakota, Lilly, and Owen..

He was predeceased by his former wife Jeanne; sister Florence Carter; brother Richard Hallock; granddaughter Nicole Hallock.

At Harold’s request there will not be any services. Interment will be held at a later date at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery. In his memory, donations may be made to the Veteran’s Center Parkway Complex 29, Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Elma A. Harbert

Auburn-Elma A. Habert, 93, of Minot Ave. went to be with the lord peacefully on January 16, 2008 at Clover Manor.

She was born on February 15, 1914 the daughter of Frank and Susan (Moffet) Kittredge.

Elma worked for an attorney’s office in her early years and later went on to work as a clerk at the Auburn Agway Farm Store for several years.

She enjoyed arts and crafts, tending to her flower garden, cooking, social gatherings and time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Elma was predeceased by her parents, husbands Arthur Greeley, Michael Harbert, daughter Nancy Fitchie, sisters Helen Corson, Pauline Lebel and a brother Bernard Kittredge. .

She is survived by her sons Robert Greeley and his wife Verna of East Poland, Tom Greeley of Auburn, several grandchildren and great grandchildren..

A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, January 19th from 1 to 2pm with a service commencing at 2pm at the First Assembly of God, Hogan Rd. Lewiston with Pastor Cougle officiating. Burial will take place in the spring.

The family of Elma would like to thank the staff at Clover Manor and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care provided during Elma’s stay.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club 43 2nd St Auburn, ME 0421.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


EVELYN ANNIE REDMUN VEAZIE

Auburn - Evelyn A. Redmun Veazie of Auburn died late Saturday evening, January 12th, at Odd fellows Nursing Home where she had resided for the last three years.

Evelyn was born in Yarmouth on January 19, 1914, the fourth of nine children and the oldest daughter of Ernest and Myra (Cates) Redmun. The family relocated to Danville where her father was the Station Agent for the Grand Trunk Railroad. She traveled by train to attend school in Auburn.

She married Wilbur C. Veazie on December 10th, 1932, raising two daughters in Auburn. She enjoyed her home. She and her husband spent years converting an old schoolhouse/church into their home.

She worked hard for many years in the food industry including the original Poland Spring Inn, DeWitt Hotel, Stekino’s. From 1969-1993 she was employed at Bates College Commons as a supervisor, retiring at age 79.

Evelyn is survived by one sister, Muriel Mulkern; one daughter, Jean Pulkkinen and husband Richard; seven grandchildren, James Pulkkinen, Heidi Jordan, Judith Keene, Peggy Boucher, Frank and Howard Wright, and Cynthia Noyes; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Wilbur, daughter Carole, brothers Lawrence, Earle, Harold, Alfred and William, and two sisters Lois and Madolyn.


Marion F. Sacre

SOUTH PORTLAND -- Marion F. Sacre, 92, of South Portland, died on Jan. 10, 2008, at South Portland Nursing Home.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1915, the daughter of Mae and Levi Ferson. Among her many interests, she was a talented artist, painting floral scenes and portraits. For many years she was the chief operator for Lisbon Falls exchange of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.

She is survived by a grandson, Darrin Sacre; and great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Faith Sacre. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Ralph Sacre; and a son, Victor Sacre.

A graveside service will be announced in the spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Yarmouth.


Gilman Wale.

The giving life of Gilman Osgood “Ozzie” Wales ended on January 10th at Freeport Nursing Center. Ozzie was born June 20, 1920, and grew up in Abington, MA, second of seven children to Burton L. and Louise Osgood Wales. He attended Abington schools and Thayer Academy. At Colgate University, he was president of his class, an active leader in the outing club, and a founding member of the college’s a cappella singing group, The Colgate Thirteen. He graduated in December, 1942, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and as First Lieutenant led his platoon in combat on Okinawa. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Medal. Following the war, he went to work for the Stetson Shoe Company of Braintree, MA and for 39 years was a New England sales representative for the Pfister and Vogel Tanning Company of Milwaukee, WI.

He married Elizabeth Boyd Barclay in 1951 and they raised their family in Norwell, MA.

Ozzie was a charter member of the United Church of Christ in Norwell, chairman of the first building committee, served generously on many other church committees, and enjoyed singing in the choir for 20 years. He was a scoutmaster and served on two town boards in Norwell. Ozzie and Betsy moved to Yarmouth, ME in 1984 and he retired the following year. He volunteered at Audubon in Scarborough and Falmouth, the Maine Medical Center, S.C.O.R.E., and Habitat for Humanity, and was a member of the Yarmouth Men’s Club. Ozzie was passionate about woodworking. After attending the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, ME, he built an Asa Thompson skiff, a life-long dream, and had started on a dory. He shared his love of music, playing his accordion at nursing homes and hospitals, as well as family gatherings and other events.

Ozzie will be remembered for his bright eyes, genuine smile and firm handshake. Ozzie’s concern for others was tireless as he worked to make the world a better place each day. He had a unique gift for knowing what others needed, living his beliefs and giving to others without reservation. He never failed to express his appreciation and gratitude for others.

He leaves his wife Betsy; son Peter and his wife Lorna; daughter Sally and her partner Roger Noble; daughter Joannie and her partner Leigh Steele; daughter Emily and her husband Geoffrey Dennis; grandchildren Anna Cottrell, Jared Wales and Erika Wales. He is survived by two brothers, B. Lincoln Wales, Jr. and his wife Gretchen, of Northfield , MN and David Wales of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Ellen Miller of Portland, OR and Sylvia Graham of Saco, ME; and numerous loving nieces and nephews and their children.

A memorial service will be held on January 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Route 9 in Cumberland, ME. Contributions may be made to Friendship Home, 4 Pond Park Road, Hingham, MA, 02043; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, 565 Congress St., Portland, ME, 04101; or The U.C.C. of Cumberland, ME, 04021.


Victoria "Vicki" Leighton

AUBURN — Victoria "Vicki" Leighton, 52, of Brunswick died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at the Hospice House in Auburn after a brave battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer.

She was born on March 22, 1955 in Trumbull, Conn., the daughter of Perley and Debbie Leighton. She graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mass., earned a degree in psychology from the University of Southern Maine, and worked in the hospitality industry in Southern Maine for many years. Most recently, she was the director of sales for the Hampton Inn in South Portland, where she truly enjoyed her position, successfully bringing people together and helping them feel at home. During her years of work in the hospitality field, her outgoing personality and concern for people around her earned the respect and love of many that came in contact with her.

She was a vivacious and active person with many diverse interests, from music to outdoor activities. She enjoyed kayaking, sailing (as long as she didn't have to skipper the boat), golfing, snowshoeing, hiking and exercising at the gym. She had a special love for the many pets that she owned over the years, including her current cats, Jack and Emma. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her numerous friends and family, especially at her summer cabin at Brightwater in Phippsburg.

She lent her organizing skills and compassion to many charities in the greater Portland area, including PROP's Foster Grandparent's Program (222 St. John's St., Suite 254, Portland, ME 04102), the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (P.O. Box 1371, Portland, ME 04104), Sweetser, The Arthritis Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She was also a volunteer counselor with the Portland area Al-Anon group.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to any of these charities.

Her warmth, humor, thoughtfulness, and love of everything life had to offer her will be missed.

Surviving are her mother, Debbie Leighton of West Bath; a brother, Geoffrey Leighton, sister-in-law Anita Clearfield, and niece Shelby Leighton of Durham; a sister, Elizabeth Leighton, brother-in-law Rick Worrell and nephews Ryan and Alasdair Worrell of Aberfeldy, Scotland; and her life partner, Richard Kania of Brunswick.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday at 2 p.m., at the Linden Tree Meetinghouse at the Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg. Attendees are encouraged to dress in a colorful, celebratory fashion. In accordance with her wishes, her ashes will be scattered to the winds and water off of Brightwater this summer — tentatively scheduled for July 26.


Wesley Umphrey

Hallowell-Wesley Umphrey, 80, of Academy St. died Saturday, January 5, 2008 at his residence.

He was born in Seattle, WA. Wesley served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and later graduated from Stanford University.

Before moving to Maine Mr. Umphrey was a college administrator and later became a management consultant specializing in executive recruitment. He was based in Nigeria as representative to West Africa for the international Executive Service Corps.

Mr. Umphrey moved to Maine in 1989. He enjoyed buying and renovating older homes in the Hallowell area. For seven years he worked for Health Reach Network as a case manager for Daysping AIDS Support Services. He was a member of Hallowell’s Community Development Committee and was also on Senior Spectrums Advisory Board serving as a Liaison in helping to develop the Cohen Community Center.

Mr. Umphrey is survived by his sister Martha Doulgas of Seattle, WA, several nieces and nephews and by two special friends, Allen Strickland of Hallowell and Susan Stedman of Westport Island.

At his request there will be no visitation and no funeral service.

The friends and family of Mr. Umphrey extend their appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Hallowell Family Practice and the staff of Hospice at Health Reach for the wonderful care and understanding that they gave Mr. Umphrey on his final journey.

Donations in Mr. Umphrey’s memory are suggested to Row House Inc. P.O. Box 3 Hallowell, Me 04347, or Morris Farm Trust P.O. Box 136 Wiscasset, Me 04578, or the charity of ones choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Betty Anne Whittingham

Lewiston- Betty Anne (Hodson) Whittingham, 77, of Lisbon, passed away on Sunday Morning, December 30, 2007.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, and personal confidant to her entire family. She was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lewiston. Her love for the Lord was evident to all who knew her. She was a faithful loving wife to her husband for 60 years.

She is survived by her husband Tom of Lisbon, her daughter Claudia of Connecticut, her son Tom of Washington State, her granddaughters Laura of Vermont, Connie of Auburn, Grandson Felix of Connecticut, 5 grandchildren and 1 great- granddaughter in Washington, a great-grandson in Connecticut, 2 great-grandsons in Auburn, 3 granddaughters and 1 great-grandson in Connecticut.

The family would like to thank the ICU Staff at Central Maine Medical Center, Pastor Cougle and the Members of the First Assembly of Lewiston for all their care, kindness, and support during this tim.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, January 10th, at 6pm at the First Assembly of God Church Hogan Rd. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Rachel A. Wilson

Auburn – Rachel A. Wilson, 68, of Poland, passed away on December 30th at the Hospice House.

She was born on September 7, 1939 in Lewiston, the daughter of Robert and Yvette (Jolin) Dagneau.

She worked in the local shoe shops as a floor person. Rachel married her husband Henry 35 years ago. Among her many interests, she especially enjoyed making crafts and selling her creations at craft shows. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was known to be a hard worker.

She is survived by her beloved husband Henry; sons Bob Eccles and his wife Barbara, Ricky Eccles and his wife Chris; daughters Sandra St. Hilaire and her husband David, Missi Boyd and her husband Shawn; brother Richard Dagneau and his wife Yvette; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; brother Lucien Dagneau; and nephew Donald Dagneau.

As we grieve the loss of your beautiful soul, in our hearts we have you there to hold. How we will miss you each and everyday, but in our hearts and memories you’ll forever stay.

Memorial services will be private. Donations can be made in her memory to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Mary Elizabeth Clukey

Mary E. Clukey, formally of 293 Turner Street in Auburn, died peacefully in her bed on the morning of Christmas Eve 2007. She was living with her youngest son Bruce and his family on the Bowdoinham Road in Lisbon Falls for the past 10 years.

Mary was born in Farmington on 10.20.22 to Stanley and Elizabeth (Draper) Knowlton and grew up in Chesterville where she attended the town's one room schoolhouse. As a teen, Mary moved to Auburn and attended the local schools.

While living in Auburn, she was introduced to Donald Clukey and they were married on 11.20.1942 and shortly moved to Alabama where Donald was stationed in the Army. That's where her first child Daniel was born.

After Donald's discharge, Mary moved back to Auburn were she worked in the shoe industry until her retirement. She was a homemaker and loved to travel. She attended the Lake Street Methodist church. She was a member of the Auburn Senior Citizens and the Robin Dow for many years until her health began declining and she left Auburn to be cared her for by Bruce in Lisbon Falls.

Mary was a loving Mom, Grandmother, a good friend to many. She was an unassuming gentle soul who will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Mary is survived by her two sons: Daniel Clukey, his wife Hazel and their three children; Scott Clukey his wife and daughter Amber, Kelly Clukey, and Todd Clukey all of Mechanic Falls, and Bruce Clukey his wife Diane and their children; Catherine and Adam.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Donald and grandson Shane.

All services and burial will be private..

Donation’s may be made in her memory to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Betty Weir

Cumberland – Anna E. Weir (Betty) died on Friday Dec. 14, 2007 at the Southern Maine Hospice Center in Scarborough after a 6-month battle with ovarian cancer.

Betty was born October 2, 1922, in Calais, Maine, the daughter of Eugene Webb Hume and Harriet M. Boles. She graduated from Calais Academy in 1940 and went on to Northeastern Business School in Portland where she graduated in 1941. She married Everett B. Weir on June 6, 1943. He was serving in the Army National Guard, Coastal Artillery, stationed at Ft. Williams and went on to serve in various campaigns in the European theater starting with D-day, their first wedding anniversary. Upon his return home they made their home in Cumberland Center moving there in 1947. They raised three children, Eugene, Ann and Mary at their home on Main Street. Betty first worked as a private secretary for the Portland Water District for about 8 years. Then in the late 1950’s, wanting to spend more time with her children, she got a part-time job with the U.S. Post Office in Cumberland Center. She became a full-time postal clerk in the 1970’s and retired from the Post Office in 1984. With her children grown up she wanted to spend more time with the farm (farming).

She was active in the Cumberland Garden Club and assisted in the landscape design of the 60’s Merrill addition to the Prince Memorial library. While on Main Street she started a small Toggenberg Goat herd and belonged to both the American Dairy Goat Association and the Southern Maine Dairy Goat Association. In 1965 Betty her husband Everett and Mary moved to the farm on what is now Pleasant Valley Road in Cumberland. The dairy goatherd grew and had several grand champions at the dairy goat shows. Betty became a dairy goat judge for a short time but found that too strenuous and tedious, as dairy goat shows were becoming all day events.

In 1964 she was inspired by Rachel Carson’s, “Silent Spring” to bring about a better way to grow our food with out poisoning the environment and ourselves. Betty was one of the founding inspirations for the Maine Organic Farmer’s and Gardener’s Association (MOFGA) serving on various committees and one of the founders of the Common Ground Country Fair. She has been an invaluable resource for various agricultural organizations.

Including the Maine Beef Industry Council, Maine Maple Producers, University of Maine Co-Operative Extension and Maine Department of Agriculture. .

In 1987 she joined the Brunswick Farmer’s Market and shared a space with Marilyn Settlemire and Sue Sergeant where she was an Organic Beef and Vegetable vendor. When Brunswick Topsham land Trust Crystal Springs opened in 2000 she was one of the lonely few that gave it a try. Now it is one of the liveliest farmer’s markets in the state. Betty was one of the founding members of the Cumberland Farmer’s Market in 199.

Betty leaves her 3 children, Eugene who has been helping her run the farm, Ann who lives in Mt. Tremper, New York and Mary who also lives in Cumberland, 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, her sister in-law Ruth Hume of Portland, several cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church in Cumberland Center where Betty has been a life-time member. The service is scheduled for Saturday January 5, 2008 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers Betty would like donations made to Maine Organic Farmer’s and Gardener’s Association..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Paul I. Peabody

Yarmouth – Paul I. Peabody, 89, of Pownal, died on December 16, 2007 at Coastal Manor.

He was born on August 21, 1918 in South Portland, the son of Irving L. and Ethel L. (Coombs) Peabody.

He had previously worked at Bath Iron Works, Baker Ice, and also as a excavating and paving contractor in Scarborough and Pownal.

He was a member of N. Scarborough Grange, Engine 5 Fire Department of N. Scarborough, and Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. He enjoyed coffee breaks, tinkering on machinery, and anything to do with railroads.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ella; daughter Deborah Montgomery and her husband John; son Stephen and his family; granddaughter Sarah Warren and her husband William; great-grandsons Alec and Shane Warren; and a sister Nancy Harper.

All services will be private. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to either the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 or Alzheimer’s Care Center, 154 Dresden Ave., Gardiner, Maine. 04345. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


GERALDINE “GERI” BEMENT

AUBURN – Geri Bement, 79, of Valview Drive, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer, with her beloved family, and her cat Sydney by her side. She was a Registered Nurse, bringing care and comfort to her family and patients..

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years James “Jim” Bement of Auburn, her four sons, Jim Bement of Santa Barbara, California, Ray Bement of Millinocket, Maine, Neil Bement and his wife Susan of Auburn, Maine, Robert “Scott” Bement and his wife Jan of Sacramento, California. Her grandchildren Candace Pomerleau, Jen VanValkenburgh, Julie Bement, Jackie Parent, Brian and Alex Bement along with eight great-grandchildren will fondly remember her for her poetry and homemade brownies.

She Passed away Tuesday at the Hospice House. A celebration of her life will be held this summer at her Auburn residence.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa St. Lewiston.


Lorraine Vigue

Lewiston-Lorraine Vigue, 72, of Rumford died December 7, 2007 at D’Youville Pavilion.

She was born in Rumford on August 15, 1935 the daughter of Merilda Gravel an. Joesph Dion.

Lorraine enjoyed camping, fishing, family events, holidays and her retirement watching Lifetime movies. She also loved attending the Skowhegan Fair.

She worked in various Factory’s throughout her life.

Lorraine was predeceased by her mother Merilda Gravel, Father Joseph Dion , 2 Sisters Pauline Duplessis, Germaine St.Cyr and 1 Brother Roger Dion. She is survived by 2 Daughters, Nancy Withers, Kim Billings, 1 Son Arthur Vigu. Jr., 2 sisters Cecil Demers, Rita Perreault, 2 Brothers Maurice Dion, Paul Gravel. 2 granddaughters Tara Weeks, Rina Billings, 1 grandson Curtis Billings, 2 great grandchildren Dominic Colson, Kiya Jade Butler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, December 14th at the ST. Peters and Paul Church, Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Dorothy W. Lough

Augusta-Dorothy W. Lough, 88, of Glenridge Dr. passed away on December 10, 2007 at Glenridge Nursing Home.

She was born in Peekskill, New York on May 9, 1919 the daughter of Frank and Harriet (Murphy) Wessells.

Dorothy received her B.A. in education from the college of New Rochelle.

She enjoyed watching sports, traveling to San Antonio, Texas, drinking her chocolate milk and spending time with family.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents and a son Francis Lough. She is survived by her sons Robert Lough and his wife Nancy of Massachusetts, Richard Lough and his wife Patty of Winthrop, John Lough and his wife Julia of East Winthrop, Thomas Lough and his wife Sharon of Readfield, daughters Dorothy Dono and her husband Michael of Connecticut, Bernadette Schmitt and her husband Barry of New York, Mary Lough-Normile and her husband Thomas of New Jersey, 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

All funeral services will be held in New York.

In Dorothy’s memory donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association 163 Lancaster St. Suite 160B Portland, Me 04101.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Ruth G. Ferrara

Bath-Ruth G. Ferrara, 85, of Brunswick, died on December 9, 2007 at Winship Green Nursing Home.

Energetic, creative and adventurous, Ruth Gladys Ferrara drank in life with all five senses. She was born on July 30, 1922 in Malden, Massachusetts to Nils and Esther Hylander. She grew up in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts where she graduated from High School in 1940 and later, her art degree from Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA. In 1944, Ruth married William Ferrara. They spent their married lives in Newport, Rhode Island; Fort Collins, Colorado; Holliston, Massachusetts and Grafton, Massachusetts. Ruth worked as a fashion illustrator for Filene’s and Jordan Marsh in Boston. She worked for RH White’s in Worcester and Bradlee’s in Braintree. Ruth also did freelance work for pattern companies, painted portraits, and illustrated a book. Her distinguishing talent lay in her portrait work. She became well-known for her water color portraits, and displayed her work, along side that of other notable artists, in the “Face of America: Contemporary Portraits in Watercolor” exhibit in New York. Ruth’s water color portrait work appeared in several text books and gallery booklets. . Ruth and William raised four children, and divorced after 27 years of marriage. Ruth then moved to Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts where she lived until her retirement, when she moved to Brunswick, Maine. Her children and grandchildren knew her as an active, creative and unconventional woman. If she wasn’t painting or attending an art workshop, she might be kayaking or cross-country skiing. She might be on a windjammer cruise, or taking a class at Bowdoin College. She loved the ocean and being outdoors, and was always up for an adventure. Ruth spent many winters in Taxco, Mexico and also traveled extensively in the US and Europe. Ruth incorporated her love of art into her everyday life and shared it with her family and friends. She kept her life full of vivid colors, wonderful smells, and rich texture. She was never one to waste time dusting the corners or covering the sofa in plastic when there was experience to be had. She loved being with people and sharing her passion for living. Ruth lived her life fully and abundantly and will be greatly missed. Ruth Gladys Ferrara died December 9, 2007 in Bath, Maine, from complications incident to age. Ruth is survived by her four children: Judith Croteau of Lincolnville, Maine; Clinton Ferrara of Shelton, Washington; Kathy DeFord of Omaha, Nebraska and Trisha Harkin of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and a brother Edmund Hylander of Indio, California. Ruth leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at noon at Pejepscot Terrace community room Jordan Avenue Brunswick.

In Ruth’s memory donations in her name may be made to: South Shore Art Association, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Rodney L. Elliott

Portland – Rodney L. Elliott, 59, of Oxford, died on December 7th, 2007 at Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

He was born October 19th, 1948 in Lewiston, the son of Roger L. and Christine J. (Edwards) Elliott.

He served his country proudly in the US Navy, 2 years active and 4 years reserve.

He worked for over 20 years at Tambrands as a head mechanic. He married Janet Vachon on August 18th, 1990.

Rodney was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree. Among his many interests, he especially enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, camping, traveling, animals, spending time at their timeshares, visiting friends both in person and on the internet.

He was very proud of his family and children. He always helped others in need in whatever way possible and opened his home and heart to many, he will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife Janet of Oxford; daughters Trishia Hansen of Lewiston, Lacey Barcelou of Greene; son Mark Elliott and his wife Jennifer of Mechanic Falls; his mother Christine Edgecomb; sister Deanna Marken and husband Jerry of Lewiston; brothers Michael Edgecomb and wife Debra of Lewiston; Jeffrey Edgecomb of Lewiston; stepsons Jeremy and David Giasson; grandchildren Jacob Noyes, Emily and Joseph Elliott, Alexia and Kristyn Barcelou, Ryan and Brittany Giasson; nieces Melanie, Brandi, Heather, Amanda, Alicia, Amber; nephew Michael Jr.; and other beloved relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his father Roger; stepfather Frank L. Edgecomb; an. mother-in-law Laura Vachon.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 1 to 3 pm and 6 to 7 pm on Monday at Funeral Alternatives. A funeral service will follow MONDAY evening at 7 PM. Burial will be private at Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rodney’s memory to Hope Haven Gospel Mission 209 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 or the American Heart Association 51 Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Jonathan Ames

AME. Jonathan M., 53, of Yarmouth, died on November 21st, 2007 at Maine Medical Center.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.


AGNES MC HUGH

PORTLAND- Agnes McHugh, 93, of Portland died December 3, 2007 at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was born May 7, 1914 in Paisley Scotland, the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Cowdell) Hopkirk. In 1947 Agnes came to the United States to join her five sisters in New Jersey where she met George Mc Hugh. They married in 1949 and lived in North Arlington and later Kearny, New Jersey. Agnes worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark for many years. After retirement, she and George moved to England. When George died in 1981 Agnes relocated to Portland, Maine. She was an avid reader and was often seen riding the Metro bus into town to visit the public library. Many will remember her Scottish accent which she never lost. Even though she became a U.S. citizen she was proud of her Scottish ancestry and enjoyed making many trips over the years to visit her hometown. She also kept in touch with family and old friends with her wonderful letters.

Agnes is survived by one daughter, Christine Smith and her husband Douglas of Portland, a granddaughter Kimberly Smith of Oakland, California, a grandson Kevin Smith of Windham, Maine, a sister Louise Porter of England and many nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no funeral. Her ashes will be interred with her husband in Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England at a later date. Arrangments by Funeral Alternatives, 500 Route One Yarmouth, Maine 04096. 207-846-5800.


Malcolm J. Blick

LISBON FALLS — Malcolm "Mickey" J. Blick, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at home with his family at his bedside.

He was born in Brockton, Mass., on Oct. 21, 1945, the son of Earnest and Alice Blick. He attended Lisbon High School before entering the Air Force where he proudly served in Vietnam.

On Sept. 3, 1979, he married Janice Labbe of Topsham and they made their home in Lisbon Falls.

Along with his brother, Warren, his sister, Carol, and his parents, he owned and managed two Western Auto stores in Lisbon Falls and Brunswick. He eventually went on to work at L.L. Bean until his retirement in July 2004. He also spent many happy hours with his wife crafting porcelain dolls.

He was predeceased by his brother, Warren, in 1985; and his sister, Carol, in 2002.

Surviving are his wife, Janice; a niece, Shirley Siegler; a nephew, Edward Bernier; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be no funeral service. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Marion T. Morse Center, 18 School St., Lisbon Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northern New England Region, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, M. 04086.


Gail Ann Murphy

FALMOUTH -- Gail Ann Murphy passed away on Nov. 6, 2007. She was born in Bath, the daughter of Dennis and Marion Murphy Mains. She was predeceased by her father, mother and husband, William A. Hanson. Survivors include her son, Patrick Beuttler; and brother, Dennis.

Gail was proud to have become after 12 1/2 years, the Assistant Vice President of Commercial Loan Servicing at Maine Bank & Trust.

Arrangements were entrusted to Funeral Alternatives, Yarmouth.


Gregory K. DeWeese

Togus-Gregory Keith DeWeese, 61, of Chopps Cross Rd. Woolwich passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Togus.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 26, 1946 the son of Ora and Marthalee (Bell) DeWeese.

Greg attended the “The Ohio State University” home of the Buckeye’s.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during Vietnam. Greg was in automobile sales for over 15 years, general sales manager for Mastercraft Builders of San Diego and V.P. of Acceptacard Inc.

Greg enjoyed watching football and Basketball.

Greg was predeceased by his father. He is survived by hi. wife Hilda DeWeese of Woolwich, mother Marthalee Taylor of Lancaster, Ohio, son Jude DeWeese of Montclair, California, daughter Dawn DeWeese of Woolwich, stepdaughter Erin Williams of Woolwich, and stepson Brett Fortier of Steep Falls.

Per Greg’s request there will not be any funeral services.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330

Donations may be made to the family to help defray expenses or the American Cancer Society.


Delcia Lemay

LEMAY - Delcia A., 52, of Auburn, died on Nov. 20, at St. Mary's Hospital. There will not be any services at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Sandra Lane

AUBURN - Sandra Lane died on Nov. 20, after a courageous year-long fight with cancer.

She was born and raised mostly in Lynn, Mass., although she lived with her parents in Scotland during one year of high school. She moved to Maine shortly after she graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1962, and has lived in Lewiston or Auburn ever since.

She lived in her beloved cottage on Taylor Pond with her life partner, Jim Chapman, and her adoring Shih-tzu, Princess, until the last month of her illness.

Sandy was a vivacious, optimistic person with many close, loving friends and even more fond acquaintances. She loved meeting her friends for coffee and conversation at Sam's on weekday mornings and in fact appeared in some of their commercials.

After retiring from a 25-year career as a social worker for Maine's Department of Human Services, she furthered the cause of literacy by volunteering with Literacy Volunteers in Auburn and as a Bookreach reader for the Auburn Public Library.

In her capacity as a notary public, she officiated at many weddings and each one mattered greatly to her. She was a member of the East Auburn Baptist Church.

The lights of Sandy's life in recent years were her granddaughters, Sawyer Templeton of Lewiston and Jasmine Lane of San Diego, Calif.

She is also survived by her mother, Alberta Hagan of New Bern, N.C.; and her children, Karen Lane of Lewiston and Scott Lane of San Diego. LANE - Sandra of Auburn, died in Auburn, Nov. 20. A celebration of life will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park Saturday, Nov. 24, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Literacy Volunteers, 60 Court St., Third Floor, Auburn, ME 04210; or a charity of your choice.


Virginia Kenney

Bath – Virginia Kenney, 96, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Hill House on September 20th, 2007 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 23rd, 1911 in Hancock, the daughter of George and Lena (McFarland) Stewart.

She graduated from Coburn Classical Institute and Washington State Normal School. She is survived by her sons’ Robert Kenney and his wife Gail of Montville, Leon Kenney of Brunswick; many grandchildren and great grand children. She was predeceased by her husband Richard N. Kenney and her daughter Beverly Gillis.

Funeral services will be held on FRIDAY at 1 PM at Funeral Alternatives. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. 784-1700


Larry Willette

PORTLAND - Larry Willette, 62, of Amy Street, Poland, died Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Portland following a brief illness.

Larry was born in Lewiston on April 23, 1945, the son of Robert Willette and Laurette Dumas Willette. He attended schools in Durham and Lisbon and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict of 1962 to 1968 and the Cuban Crisis. He attended Southern Maine Vocational Technical School, graduating from the culinary arts program with honors in 1974. He was a chef in area restaurants and was a personal chef to the Payson Estate in Freeport. He worked for many years for the U.S. Gypsum plant prior to retiring in April of this year. Currently he was working at Wal-Mart in Auburn.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Poland; his children, Theresa Willette, Jeremy Willette of Hungary and Renae Willette of Germany; stepchildren, Maurice Jalbert Jr. of Gray, Melissa Lamontagne and husband, Billy, of Auburn; his mother, Laurette Chapman of Turner; brothers, Alan and wife, Francine, of Durham and Glenn and wife, Jean, of Temple; sister, Sherry Green of New Jersey; half-sister, Aimee Paprotny of Nevada; stepbrother, Arthur Chapman III; stepsisters, Jane Bennett and Jean Cogguillo; a stepgrandson, Quinn Robert Hill; and an "honorary mom," Gloria Soucie of Brunswick; and many special family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held the last week of March 2008.


Doris W. Montgomery

BRUNSWICK — Doris W. "Pinkie" Montgomery, 87, of Brunswick died at the Freeport Nursing Home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.

She was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., the daughter of Daisy Reid Waller and Guy E. Waller. A longtime resident of Caldwell, N.J., she moved to Brunswick in 1988.

As well as working in her son's landscaping business and other retail businesses, she was an active volunteer in local hospitals and service organizations, and an avid supporter of her children's after-school activities.

A lifelong handcrafter, she was known as an expert hand rug hooker. She was a founding member of the Hook or Crooks Society of Caldwell. An ardent antiquer, she rescued many a treasure from the curbside.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith R. Montgomery of Brunswick; two sons, Robert W. Montgomery of Malvern, Pa., and James W. Montgomery of Franconia, N.H.; four grandchildren, Jacob, Molly, Scott and Katie; and one great-grandchild.

No memorial service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to a favorite charity. Or, in her spirit, practice random acts of kindness.


Theresa L. Wing

LEWISTON - Theresa Lemay Wing, 81, of Leeds, died on Nov. 11, after a long illness.

She was born March 9, 1926, in Lewiston, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Desrochers) Lemay. She went to school and was a member of Holy Family Church.

She married Donald G. Wing on Aug. 24, 1946. Of her many interests, she especially enjoyed growing flowers, bingo, yard sales, traveling, cooking, dining out and shopping. Family gatherings were always a joy and very important to her, especially Christmas.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald; children, Richard Wing of New Hampshire, Cynde Clark of Stonington, Terry Elver of Florida, Candy Clark and husband, Blaine, of Richmond, Pat Lenz and husband, Joe, of Florida, and Tina Mackie and husband, Will, of South Portland; brothers, Leo Lemay and Michel Lemay; sisters, Cecile Gagnon, Alice Daigneault and Candide Lemay, all from Maine; sister-in-law, Sissy Ledbetter of Arizona; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Theresa's family wishes to thank the medical staff of St. Mary's Hospital for their wonderful care.

Visitors are welcome on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Wing's home, 131 Plains Road, Leeds. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Chapman Room, 980 Turner St., Auburn. A lunch reception will follow at Marco's Ristorante, Mollison Way, Lewiston, at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Ruth I. Bolton

Auburn - Ruth Irene (Whitaker) Bolton, 97, of Auburn passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, surrounded by her family and supported by Clover professionals and Hospice representatives.

She was born on March 25, 1910, in Gill, Mass., the daughter of Charles H. and Orra M. (Hale) Whitaker.

Ruth married Edward Charles Bolton on June 22, 1932.

She was a graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston, Mass., in 1928, and then from Fitchburg Normal School in Fitchburg, Mass., in 1930. She first began teaching in a one-room school in Gill, Mass., and taught first grade in Northfield, Mass., for more than 30 years. She received the Weigand Teachers Award in Northfield, Mass. She was a former member of MA Retired Teachers Assoc., Franklin County Retired Teachers Assoc., Delta Kappa Gamma, Eastern Star, Fortnightly Club, Trinitarian Congregational Church all of Northfield, Mass., and High Street Congregational Church of Auburn.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur A. Windecker Jr., whom she married on Jan. 6, 2001; daughters, Beverly Leyden and Arolyn Lake; grandchildren, Jack, Jim and Jeff Leyden, Deanne McDonald, Sharon Lake-Post and their spouses; 12 greatgrandchildren; sisters, Eva Sedgewick and Elinor Ambo; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ruth was predeceased by her first husband, Edward C. Bolton, in 1986; brothers, Carl and Ruth Whitaker, Percy and Gertrude Whitaker, Wallace and Hattie Whitaker and Holman and Helen Whitaker; sister, Ruby and Kenneth North; brother-in-law, Anthony Ambo; and son-in-law, John T. Leyden.

Formerly of Northfield, Mass., she moved to Maine in 1991 to be closer to her family. She took great pride in her vocation as a teacher in Northfield and reveled in the growth of her students. A strong and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.


Daniel Lagasse

Lagasse - Daniel, 51, of Auburn, died Nov. 9. There will be a funeral mass at Holy Church on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Special Olympics, Attn.: web gifts, 1133 19th St. NW, 12th floor, Washington, D.C. 20036-3604 or online at www.specialolympics.org.


Melvina Louise DeRosay Obie

Melvina Louise DeRosay Obie, 89, of Auburn passed on to join her family in heaven on Thursday November 8, 2007 at Clover Health Center in Auburn.

She was born Melvina Louise DeRosay in Auburn, Maine on August 5, 1918 to William and Annie Mae (Findley) DeRosay Sr. She was educated in Auburn schools and Married Roland Obie on December 26, 1934. Roland predeceased her on March 29, 1968.

Her entire life was devoted to her four children and their families. In her early years she worked with her husband in his shoe repair business. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for ten years until her retirement.

She took great pleasure in nature’s wonders and the simpler life of years gone by. She shared fond memories of her uncle’s camp at Bailey Island and the day of horse drawn carts delivering ice and vegetables to her home on Broad St. in Auburn. Two days before her death the most colorful sunset appeared in her window at Clover. She said God sent it for us to enjoy. Her daily contact with her children throughout her life provided her great piece of mind. If they were o.k., she was o.k. Her strength and caring is her legacy. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, and family until we reunite. Rest well.

She was predeceased by her sisters Florence Taylor, Cecilia Dyer, Irene Howard and brother William DeRosay Jr. and grandson James Raymond Sr.

She is survived by her four loving children: Rita and husband George Raymond, Betty and husband Normand Dallaire, Gerard Obie and wife Lorraine, Linda and husband Donald Agren. Seven grandchildren; Cindy, Paul, Dianne, Monita, Julie, Jessica, Kristopher, fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She took pride i. them all. Five sister-in-laws Fernande DeRosay, Helen Keith, Connie Roberge, Antoinette Lessard, Irene Deprez and brother-in-law Roger Obie.

With heartfelt gratitude we praise Dr. Hattan and the entire staff at Clover Health Care for the loving care and attention; making mom’s final days the most comfortable possible; and the support they gave to her family. And to her special niece Ann Proctor on staff at Clover who made sure she had the best of care and was there when she took her last breath.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

In Melvina’s memory donations may be made to the. Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Me 04240

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 16th at 11am at St. Patrick's Chapel Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Mary Ellen Boucher Wyman

Portland- Mary Ellen Boucher Wyman, “NELL”, 97, o. Ocean Ave. Passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Cedars Nursing Home, Portland.

She was born in Fairfield Center on August 28, 1910 the daughter of Robert and Betty Goodfellow Boucher. Nell attended Fairfield Schools and graduated at 16, class of 1926.

Nell was a longtime member of Woodford’s Congregational Church in Portland. She loved working with many crafts for the church craft fair. Nell was a lifetime member of Deering Chapter #59 and was s Worthy Matron in 1969. She also was . District Deputy and held many of the other offices. She lover her past Matrons meetings. She also was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, member of the Woman’s Woodfords Club and many other organizations. Nellie was an avid reader and bridg. player until her sight started to leave her. She later used talking books to keep up with reading that she so loved. She always had a very positive attitude and pushed herself to learn how to cope with blindness. Nell and her husband Pete worked very hard to save and survive through the depression. They loved Sebago Lake and started buying property on the lake in 1946. They built several cottages and rented them for income. When they retired, they sold most of the property. They always enjoyed saving and investing. They proudly gifted each of their Great-grandchildren with a sizeable savings bond at birth. Education was very important to Nell and was very proud of each of her grandchildren graduating Form College. Nell and Pete had a wonderful retirement, wintering in Lantana, Florida and summers at their beloved Sebago. Nell was always the first family member to swim on Memorial Day Weekend.

Nell was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Raymond L. (Pete) Wyman, daughter Barbara Anderson, siblings Leonard Boucher, Harold Boucher and Edith Carr.

She is Survived by her Son William R. Wyman and his wife Linda of Freeport, Son-in-law Capt. Robert J. Anderson of Freeport, brother Richard Boucher of Winslow, grandchildren Brian Anderson of Idaho, Beth Ewerth of Michigan, Beverly Diller of Brunswick, Leigh Cunningham of Portland, Dawn SanPedro of Topsham, 15 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Woodfords Congregational Church , Chapel at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cedars Nursing Center 630 Ocean Ave. Portland, me 04102 or Hospice of Southern Maine at 180 U.S. Route One Scarborough, Me 04074.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Yarmouth, Me


Eleanor E. Trask

POWNAL -- Eleanor E. Trask, 78, of Royal Road, died Nov. 2, 2007. She was a lifetime resident of Pownal.

Ellie was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Pownal, the daughter of Percy and Elsie Campbell York. She attended school in Pownal and North Yarmouth Academy. Ellie was a hard working woman. She worked at Anderson's Lobster Mill for many years. Eleanor enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. She went on trips with her husband LeRoy, and friends, throughout the back woods of Maine. She loved to garden and spend time with her family.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Calvin and Hartwell York, sister Virginia Clukey; and step son, LeRoy Trask. Surviving are her brother, Linwood York; her husband of 44 years, LeRoy A. Trask; son Timothy Morgan and wife Sandra; step daughter Louise Trask; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A private burial service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Yarmouth.


Walter Adelard Winchester Sr.

Augusta-Walter A. Winchester Sr., 61, of Divided Lane passed away on October 23, 2007 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Biddeford on May 26, 1946 the son of Carl and Pauline (Cormier) Winchester.

Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam.

Walter is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Peggy Lee (Deane) Winchester of Augusta, daughter Evelyn Robinson and her husband Richard of Sidney, son Walter A. Winchester Jr., parents Carl H. Winchester and Pauline T. (Cormier) Winchester of Connecticut, brothers David Winchester of N.C., Steven Winchester and his girl friend Sue James of CT., Kenny Winchester and wife Carolyn of MA., sisters Linda (Winchester) Olson and husband Mike of CT., Helen (Winchester) Taylor and husband Bruce of N.C., Bonnie (Winchester) Pollonger and husband Peter of N.C., Ann Millette and husband Tim of MA., grandson Jason W. Barrows of Sidney, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 2pm with military honors.

A gathering of family and friends will follow after the service, details to follow.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Jean Righthand

TOPSHAM — Jean Righthand, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007.

She was born in San Francisco on March 7, 1922, but was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a top student in high school and maintained lifelong relationships with several high school friends, as well as friends she made throughout the years.

Early in her career, she worked as a secretary and subsequently became a legal secretary and office manager. Through additional training, she became a paralegal. She was respected by those she worked with.

While in her 20s, she met the love of her life, Herbert Righthand. They shared many interests such as going to the theater and traveling. Later, they shared their unwavering love for their daughter.

She was devoted to her husband. She encouraged his pursuit of a master's degree and a doctorate, as well as his enjoyment of fishing. She was by his side during his long illness and missed him greatly after he died.

Having experienced poverty early in life, she valued giving to those in need. She volunteered her time and made donations to many humanitarian, environmental and other worthy causes.

She highly valued family relationships and her friendships. Her daughter and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Even when ill, she lit up and expressed much happiness shen her granddaughters visited, and she and her daughter enjoyed the special time they shared.

Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Sue Righthand Stahl and her husband, Brian Stahl, of Somerville; and two grandchildren, Belinda and Caterina.

The family will have a private memorial service to celebrate her life.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Robert R. Cote

Lewiston – Robert R. Cote, 73, of Sabattus, died on November 5th, 2007, at Central Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

He was born on October 12, 1934, in Lewiston, the son of Etienne and Eva Cote.

Robert served his country proudly in the US Navy in the Korean War. He went on to work for Heutz Oil for 35 years, retiring in July of this year. Among his many interests, he was an avid musician, playing the steel guitar for many country bands; most recently he was in the band Firewater Creek. He was Instrumentalist of the Year in 1979. He also enjoyed watching sports, camping, boating, cookouts, and spending time with his family. He was known for his excellent sense of humor and being a wonderful family man.

He is survived by his beloved wife Emma Jean; daughters Katherine Duesberg and her husband Gary, Kerri Craig; sons Martin Lang and his wife Cheryl, David Cote and his wife Louise, Glen Henderson and his wife Jackie, Bobby Cote, Shannon Cote and his fiance Marissa; many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews;8 grandchildren; dogs Brutus, Minnie, and Muffin. He was predeceased by a son Patrick Cote.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 PM at the United Pentecostal Church, College Road, Lewiston, with the Rev. Churchill officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wayne. In lieu of flowers, donations can me made in Robert’s memory to the Critical Care Unit at Central Maine Medical Center, care of Development Office, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Condolences may expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston. 784-1700


Lydia R. Maleski

S. Paris- Lydia R. Maleski, 93, died on November 1st at Market Square Health Center.

She was born on September 20th, 1914 in Brockton, MA, the daughter of Nicodemis and Valeska (Saulevicute) Balevicute.

She attended Brockton Schools and spent many years working in factories.

She is survived by John M. Maleski and his wife Carol of W. Paris and Mary Ann Rogers of Fall River, MA.

All services will be private. Donations may be made i. her memory to Market Square Health Center, 3 Market Square, S. Paris, ME 04281.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Murray A. Lothrop

Auburn – Murray A. Lothrop, 71, of Auburn, passed away on October 26th, 2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lewiston on June 2, 1936 the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Wardwell) Lothrop.

He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline Varney, on September 24, 1955.

He worked for HP Hood, Prudential Insurance, and finally retiring from Atlas Supply of Lewiston.

He was an avid gardener, which he enjoyed sharing with his neighbors and friends.

He was a member of the First Universalist Church of Auburn where he was Cub Master for Pack III, member of the Board of Directors, and also a member of the Men’s Club. He was also very active with the Knucklebuster Motor Club where he held offices as President and Vice President. Murray knew from experience why it’s called Knucklebusters as he enjoyed working on his antique cars, many times hitting his knuckles.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 52 years Jackie, together they raised their four sons, Jeffrey and his wife Lise, Daniel and his wife Kathy both of Auburn, Peter and his wife Sherri of Mechanic Falls, Keith and his wife Debbie of Oxford, and one daughter Julie Ann and her husband Steve London of Windham; seven grandchildren Jeremy and his wife Lisa, Alan and his wife Maria, Christeena, Cassandra, and Brian Lothrop, Kyle, and Ashley Welch; great grandchildren Alexis and Nicolas; sisters Penny O’ Brien of Poland, Virginia of MA; brother Arthur Cass and his wife Elaine of Auburn; brothers in law Richard and Barbara Varney of Norway, Bill and Val Varney of Detroit, ME; father in law G. Edward Varney of Auburn; and sister in law Ruth Keeler of Tacoma, Wa. He was predeceased by an infant son Murray Jr. in 1961, parents, and mother in law Florence Varney.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 1 PM at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston, with Chaplain Claxton officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 AM to 1 PM. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, PO Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston. 784-1700


Thelma Louise Lunt

Augusta-Thelma Louise Lunt, 90, of Gray Birch Skilled Care Unit and formerly of Arch Beta Apartments in Augusta died Monday, October 22, 2007.

Thelma was born in Milbridge, Maine on February 27, 1917 the daughter of William and Affie (Good ) Albee.

She graduated from Winthrop High School in 1936. Thelma was a hard working, independent, strong woman all her life. She worked for many years cleaning houses for local families. Thelma also worked at Lipman Poultry for 10 years and approximately 2 years as a PCA when she was in her 70s.

Thelma was predeceased by her parents, sons Eldridge and Frank, brother Henry and sisters Marion and Helen, daughter in-law Joyce Lunt and son in-law George White IV.

She is survived by her daughters Angie Light and husband Harold of Farmingdale, Beverly Bowman and husband Lawrence of Augusta, sons Atwood Lunt, Harold Lunt Jr. and wife Nancy, Philip Lunt all of Augusta, Melvin Lunt and wife Anne of Farmingdale. Patrick Lunt of Hallowell, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Gray Birch Skilled Unit for their wonderful care given to Thelma and her family.

At Thelma’s request there will only be a graveside service to be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Augusta on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m. with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Barbara C. Crandall

Auburn – Barbara C. Crandall, 67, of Portland, died on October 18th at the Hospice House.

She was born in Portland on September 6, 1940 the daughter of Matthew J. and Elinor D. (Collins) Maloney.

Of her many interests, she especially enjoyed cooking particularly for functions such as family gatherings or Superbowls. She also enjoyed driving places, mainly to see her grandchildren and many friends. She was fond of the holidays as well, which gave her a chance to shop and buy presents for everyone. She will be missed by many.

She is survived by her son Douglas Pettengill of Sabattus; daughter Barbara Gabri and husband Joseph of Monmouth; sisters Ann Maloney of Tucson, AZ, Dorothy Dillon and husband Paul of Gales Ferry, CT; grandchildren Capen Gabri and wife Katie of Mechanic Falls, Krysten Thurlow and husband Jeffrey of Greene, Jason Giguere, Amanda, Paul Pettengill all of Turner, Jenny Byron of Buckfield, Nikki Poisson of Auburn, Michelle Giguere of Wilton, and Joseph Gabri II of Monmouth; great grandchildren Madalynne Gabri, Alexis, Logan Poisson, and Kaleb Bridges. She was predeceased by her husband Stanwood Crandall; sisters Mary Ella Maloney, Mary A. Hutton, Frances Duffy, brothers Jeramiah Maloney, Frederic J. Maloney, Joseph Maloney.

A memorial Mass will be held on THURSDAY at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, at 11 AM with the Rev. Kevin Martin as celebrant. Interment will be held on Friday, October 26th, at 10 AM at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Maine Office for Development, PO Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104-6060 or the American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Topsham, ME, 0408.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Arthur Browning Perkins

MANCHESTER -- Arthur Browning Perkins, 70, died on Oct. 9, 2007, as a result of cancer. He peacefully went to the Lord while being surrounded by his family at his son Linwood Perkins' home.

He was born in Waterville on Dec. 10, 1936, the son of the late John and Esther Perkins.

He was a resident of Manchester for most of his life and attended Hallowell School.

Arthur worked mainly in the trucking industry. He was a dedicated and hard-working employee his entire life. He worked at Lipman's Poultry, Hill Crest Poultry, Decoster Egg Farm, Williams Construction and the Edward's Cotton Mill. He loved trucking and riding motorcycles, especially his "Boss Hawg" Harley Davidson.

Most people knew Arthur as either shy or the "quiet type." However, if you were family or a close friend, he had the ability to ramble on and on until he got your attention. He didn't want the spotlight directly, but just enough for you to know he was around. Arthur also enjoyed dancing, walking and staying fit.

Arthur, you will always be special to those who knew you and loved you. You will be greatly missed by your family and friends..

Arthur is survived by his sister, Greta Pinkham, of Manchester; his sister, Sheila Lachance and her husband, Ronald, of Windsor; his son, John Perkins and his wife, Cindy, and their son, John Jr., of Chelsea; his son, Linwood Perkins and his wife, Mindy, of Augusta, and their daughter, Eryn Ayotte, and her husband, Michael, of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Sharon Perkins and her children, Crystal and Christopher, of Bangor; and his daughter, Sandra Lane and her husband, Donald, and their children, Kendra, Jessica, Kaitlin, Jennifer and Kandace, of Nova Scotia. He also is survived by the following nephews and nieces: Dale and Linda Perkins, Linda Pinkham and her fiancé, Larry Parisi, Debbie and Chris Currier, Karen and Anthony Trask, Allen and Michelle Perkins, and Tammy Peabody.

He was predeceased by his son, William Perkins; and his brother, Allen Perkins.

There will be a graveside service held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Manchester Forks Cemetery. A gathering will immediately follow at the Manchester Fire Department.


Marcel L. David

Auburn – Marcel L. David, 75, of Peter Boulevard, Lewiston, died on October 15th at the Hospice House.

He was born on April 9th 1932, in Lewiston, the son of Ovid and Loucienne (Nadeau) David.

He attended Lewiston Schools and then went on to serve his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean War. He was employed at Phillips Elmet for 24 years until his retirement.

He is survived by one brother Roland Nault; niece Rachel Dube; and nephew Austin Dube.

The David family wishes to thank the entire staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their wonderful care.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. Burial will be held on Thursday, October 18th, at 1PM with military honors at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston. 784-1700


Donna M. Retter

LEWSITON — Donna M. Retter, 59, of Lewiston died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at the Androscoggin Hospice House after a couragous battle with cancer.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 5, 1948, the daughter of Donald A. and June E. (Bean) Barrett. She grew up in the Lisbon and Durham area, and graduated from Lisbon schools.

She enjoyed family get togethers and visits from her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Timothy C. Sinclair Jr. and his wife, Leona, and Michele Lynn (Sinclair) Malier and her husband, Troy, of Poland; two sisters, Ruth Fitch and Pat Sprague; a brother, Gordon Barrett; and four grandchilden, Brittany, Cassandra, Daniel and Shawn.

She was predeceased by her baby, Heather Jean; and a grandson, Robert Sinclair.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alterntives LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston.


Marion R. Barrett

Topsham – Marion R. (Roberts) Barrett of Lisbon Falls passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5th, at Amenity Manor.

She was born in Portland on December 18, 1924 the daughter of James F. and Luella (Bard) Roberts. The oldest of 8 children living on the Roberts farm in Bowdoin. She attended Lisbon schools and was to have graduated in June of 1943, but when the family Model T “quit” in January of that year, she decided she just could not walk the 7 miles to school and had to drop out. After leaving school she worked in the woods with her father and grandfather and later at Worumbo Mill.

She married Roland P. Barrett on June 29, 1946 and together they raised 2 children. In 1958 she initiated Brownie Troop #4 and served as leader for several years. When her children were older she worked at Richard’s Restaurant in Lisbon Falls and Jay Brush in Brunswick. Later she began babysitting in her home and for 25 years she cared for scores of area children, some from infancy to high school. She was a member of the former Holy Family Church in Lisbon Falls. She spent many years as a religious education teacher and served on the Parish Council and various commissions. She was a 28 year member of the Nina Rebekah Lodge #86 of Lisbon serving many of those years as secretary. Also, she was a former member of Pioneer Chapter #11 Eastern Star of Lisbon Falls and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

In 1993 she enrolled in the Lisbon Adult Education Program and earned the necessary credits to maker her dream of receiving her high school diploma a reality..

Her hobbies were knitting, sewing, and she was well known for her cake decorating, especially wedding cakes.

She is survived by her daughter Kathie Crooker of Lisbon Falls; son James Barrett of Bowdoin; grandchildren Stephanie and husband Byron Hartley of Lisbon Falls, Scott Crooker and fiance Bobbi Arnold of Leeds, Eric and Diane Crooker of Auburn; great grandchildren Jared, BrieAnna, Joshua, Abrielle Hartley, Kayla, Disantra, Elric Crooker, Lauren, Lindsay Arnold; brothers Stanley Roberts of Portland, Lloyd “Stub” Roberts and wife Terry of E. Hartford, CT; sisters Martha and husband Freeman Shorette of Lisbon Falls, Margaret “Pop” and husband Allen Frizzle of Bowdoinham; and many loving nieces and nephews, especially a special niece Christine Frizzle. She was predeceased by her husband Roland in 2004; her parents; brother James Roberts; sisters Doris Donahue and Joyce Denham.

A special thank you to the staff at Amenity Manor for all their care and support.

At Marion’s request, there will not be any visiting hours. A Rebekah service will be held just prior to a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church on Frost Hill Avenue, Lisbon Falls, on Saturday, October 13th at 11 AM. Interment will follow at W. Bowdoin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Trinity Church, Building Fund, in Lisbon Falls or Amenity Manor in Topsham.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Roland W. Forgues

Lewiston- Roland W. Forgues, 54, of Turner, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Roland was born on October 7, 1952, the son of Robert and Irene (Huard) Forgues. He was a native of Turner and attended Turner schools.

Roland was a long-time resident of Massachusetts. He loved music, was a musician who played in many bands, a poet, and a photographer. He was truly a man of the arts.

Roland is survived by his children; Naomi J. Forgues, Nathan R. Forgues, and Derek R. Forgues, his parents, his aunt Carmen Larue and her husband Marcel, and three cousins; Jackie, Christine, and Linda.

He was predeceased by his brother Michael.

There will be a memorial Mass at St. Philips Church, 2365 Turner Rd., Auburn at 9:30am on Monday, October 8.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roland’s honor to: Ariel Usatin, Development Manager, VH1 Save The Music Foundation, 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Please make your check payable to "VH1 Save The Music Foundation.", to the: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, V. 22312, or to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, M. 04074.


Linda J. Bailey

Durham- Linda J. Bailey, 66 of Durham and Brooksville, Fl, died on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at her son's home with her children and grandchildren surrounding her, following a brief illness.

She was born June 9th, 1941 in Freeport, the daughter of John A. Carter and Phyllis York.

She graduated from Freeport High School. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, bingo, coffee with friends, swimming at her Florida home, spending time with kids and grandkids, and talking with many friends from all over the world she met on the internet.

She was primarily a homemaker but had worked at various local grocery stores, LL Bean, and CPM Constructors before her retirement.

She is survived by her sons’ Kenneth and his wife Tina of Durham and their 3 children, Benjamin and his girlfriend Michelle Morrill of Durham and their 2 children and new baby due in December, Steven and his wife Patti of Durham and their 3 children; daughter Deborah Schaedler and her husband Jim of Topsham and their 2 children; 2 great granddaughters of VA; sisters’ Carolyn Smith of NY, and Sharon Corley of FL; brothers John Carter of FL, and Terry Carter of Freeport. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, David H. Bailey; parents, John A. Carter and Phyllis York; stepfather Stewart York; brother, Clarence Carter; and sister, Eileen Meeks.

The family would like to send there thanks to the Androscoggin Hospice for the excellent care given to their mother during this time.

There will be a private family graveside service at Burr Cemetery, Freeport, on Thursday, Oct. 4th and the family would like to invite friends to share in the celebration of Linda's life at 3:00pm at 63 Reed Rd, Durham (Ben's garage). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Androscoggin Hospice,15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Yarmouth.


Eileen Grant Bonville

Falmouth-Eileen Grant Bonville, died Sept. 25, 2007 at her home on Middle Road, Falmouth, after a long illness.

She was born in Woodstock, N.B. Canada on July 7, 1917, daughter of Howard and Nina Wilcox Grant. After surviving the 1917-19 flu epidemic, she came to Presque Isle at the age of 2. Shortly after she went to live with her grandparents, Denzel and Dora Nason Wilcox. She lived for years on the Wheeler Farm on the Reach Road in Presque Isle. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated with honors from Presque Isle High School in 1935.

She was married to Ralph T. Bonville in 1940. They moved to Portland in 1941. After Ralph returned from overseas in 1946, they moved to Falmouth.

In 1948 she was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, which got worse over the years. During periods of remission she was active in church, Girl Scouts and American Legion Auxiliary activities and enjoyed traveling and camping with her family.

She is survived by her husband, son Daniel and wife Sandra of Porter, and daughter Deborah Libby and husband Donald of LaGrange, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son David in 1943, a daughter, Diane Elliott in 1993.

She will be buried on her 671h wedding anniversary on October 24 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yarmouth followed by a gathering in her remembrance at the Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. Time to be determined.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Rosanna Waterman

Freeport-Rosanna Waterman, 86, of Freeport, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Brentwood Nursing Center, Yarmouth.

She was born in Yarmouth on August 14, 1921 the daughter of Frank and Harriet (Grant) Gallant and attended area schools.

Rosanna was a homemaker and dedicated family women. She enjoyed crafts, collecting dolls, needlepoint, baking, canning and boating.

Rosanna was predeceased by her beloved husband of fifty-nine years Richard Waterman Sr. in 1998, daughter Judith Huard in 1990, Catherine Hodsdon in 2002.

She is survived by daughters Patty Webber of Freeport, Jodi Kakalis and husband George of Durham, Debbie Googins and husband Gene of Falmouth, sons Richard Waterman Jr and wife Donna of Brunswick, Frank Waterman Sr. and wife Edna of Freeport, Ralph Waterman of Freeport, Peter Waterman and wife Cathy of Auburn, Stephen Waterman and wife Sharon of Sabattus, sisters Barbara Hutus of Pownal, Jenni. Profenno of Freeport, forty grandchildren, fifty-one great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Freeport, on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 3:00pm.

In Rosanna’s memory, donations may be made to the SDA Community Services 84A Union St. Brunswick, Maine 04011.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Charlene L. West

Auburn – Charlene (Wendy) L. West, 50, of Auburn, died at her home on Sunday with her loving family by her side.

She was born September 24th, 1956 in Portland, the daughter of Lloyd and Avis (Garrison) Smith.

She attended Portland High School. Among her many interests, she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, watching movies, knitting, and cooking.

She is survived by her companion Tim Maloney; daughters Liberty and Charity West; son Jamie West; parents Lloyd and Avis Smith; 6 sisters; 1 brother; and 7 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son Jason.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A graveside service will be announced at a later date..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Carol Anne Bradbury

Auburn - Carol Anne Bradbury, 46, of 320 Bates St., Lewiston, passed away with her beloved daughter Dawn by her side at the Hospice House on Friday, September 21, 2007.

She was born on July 20, 1961 the daughter of Nancy Witherall (Estes) and Kenneth Goding and adopted by Richard Bradbury Sr. She was educated in Auburn schools.

She is survived by her mother; daughters Dawn Marie, Jasmine; son Rico; sister Suzanne Roy; brothers Chuck and wife Shelly Williams and Richard Bradbury; granddaughter Brittnay; also by many special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her Fathers and a brother Jeffery.

The family wishes to thank Pastor Powell and The Hospice House for their wonderful care.

A memorial service will be held on TUESDAY, September 25th, at 4PM, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Route 4, Turner, with a graveside committal service to follow at the Turner Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made for her children at Bradbury Children, 111 Prospect Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Therese M. Fontaine

Therese (Terry) M. Fontaine, 83, formerly of 82 Loring Avenue, Auburn, died peacefully on September 18th at Clover Healthcare after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

She was born in Auburn on May 21, 1923, the daughter of Cecile (Ferland) Thibault. Terry was a 1940 graduate of Edward Little High School and worked for many years at Ward Bros. clothing store before finishing out her working years at the Lewiston Daily Sun in the Classified Ad department. She married Roger Fontaine in 1989, the year they both retired from the S-J to live out the rest of their years together and very much in love. She was predeceased by her wonderful husband, who passed away in June of this year.

Terry will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, devoted to the care and well-being of her family. She was a very strong, independent and optimistic person who was very committed to her Catholic faith and lived her life by the teachings of the church. As a retiree, she enjoyed attending the weekly line dancing class held every Tuesday morning at the Temple Shalom until she became too ill to “kick up her heels”.

Terry will be sadly missed by her loving daughter, Deborah Taylor and partner Louise Daigle of Portland; sister, Frances Thibault of Foxboro, Massachusetts; brother, Joseph Thibault of Melbourne, Florida; sisters-in law Florette Fontaine and Jacqueline Culina; step-son Paul and wife Elizabeth of Fort Myers, Florida; step-daughter Joline Fontaine and partner Elisa Adams of Solebury, Pennsylvania; and step-daughter Michele Fontaine and partner Rebecca of Woodstock, Connecticut. She was predeceased by her mother, sister Rolande, sister-in-law Alma, brother-in-law Larry, and Uncle Hector and Aunt Hedwidge Ferland, with whom she lived in Jackman, Maine during her youth.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the outstanding care and compassion given to Terry and her daughter by the entire care team at Clover Healthcare and the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Team - nurse Kathleen, CNA Mona Lisa, and Chaplain Kitsie for the help they provided Terry in the end stage of her disease. A special thanks to Dr. Sarah Skelton from Family Health Associates who assisted the family in the transition to hospice care, a decision that greatly enhanced the quality of Terry’s last few months of life.

A Catholic Mass celebrating Terry’s life will be held at St. Louis’ Church, 24 Dunn Street, Auburn on Saturday, September 22nd at 11 am with the Rev. Murray as celebrant. The family will greet attendees one hour before the Mass in the rear of the church to give time for sharing stories and hugs. There will be a committal service at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston following the Mass.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Maine chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association with the hope that research will aid in the discovery of a cure. The website address (for online donations) is www.alz.org/maine; mailing address is Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, M. 04105.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston


Richard E. Wood

Bridgton - Richard E. Wood, known to most as Woody, of Falmouth, died as the result of an accidental fall on Saturday, September 8th.

Born February 1, 1954 to Ellen M. and William D. Wood, Richard graduated from Falmouth High School in 1972. He worked in the construction industry as an excavator operator, notably working for H.E Sargent, then of Old Town, and for the past 12 years for H.C. Crooker & Sons of Topsham. In the 1990s Richard met his soul-mate Robin, and they began a life together.

Known as a free spirit, Richard enjoyed sailing, loved nature and spent time gardening vegetables and flowers. From youth onward, he was an avid motorcyclist. Horseback riding with his wife Robin was a favorite pursuit. Over the years, Richard traveled extensively across the US, dividing his time between Maine in the summers and the southwest in the winters.

Richard was predeceased by his mother, Ellen M. Wood, by one year. He is survived by his soul-mate Robin and her daughter Faith; his father, William D. Wood of Falmouth; his siblings, Patricia Wood of Cape Elizabeth, Robert Wood of Durham, Scott & Anne Wood of Westbrook; and by six loving nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 2:00 PM at The Vineyard Church located on Foss Rd. in Lewiston. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth.


Mary E. Austin

Auburn – Mary Ellen Austin, 71, of 440 Minot Avenue, Auburn, died Saturday September 8th.

She was born Mary Ellen Thomas on February 26, 1936 in Presque Isle, the daughter of Amelia and Orin Thomas, Jr. Mary grew up in Rutland, Vt. and received her education there, graduating from Rutland High School in 1954. She furthered her education at Sargent College, Boston University and received a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy. She worked and in lived in Burlington, Vt. until 1970, when she moved to Auburn. She continued to work as a Physical Therapist in the area for many years and also volunteered for five years at C.M.M.C.

Mary enjoyed walking, swimming, skiing, sailing and spending time in the outdoors. She appreciated a wide variety of music and was always a reader. Above all, she loved and cherished her three children. She is survived by her daughter Deidre Austin of Madison WI, her son Eric Austin of Augusta and her son Michael Austin of Poland. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Forest, and her mother, Amelia Thomas, both of Willmington MA.

Memorial services will be private. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Philip Edwards

Neal Philip Edwards, 77, of Bridgton, passed away on Tuesday, September 4th, at his home with his loving wife of 34 years by his side.

Neal was born in Phillips on August 26, 1930 and the son of Alton (Prince) and Helen Edwards.

He graduated from Rangeley High School and received a Certificate in Business Management from the University of Maine.

Neal Retired after 34 years with Central Maine Power Company (formerly Rumford Light Company). Neal was proudly employed by the State of Maine as a Game Warden in the Rangeley area. He served in the US Navy during Korean War as a Construction Electrician in the Seabees.

Neal is survived by his wife JoAnne Maxwell Edwards of Bridgton; a very special nephew William Maxwell of Sabattus; one daughter Mary Ellen Pinkham her husband Doug and grandson Andrew, and granddaughters Rachael and Megan of Norridgewock; one son Rev. Mark Edwards his wife Melanie of Eastport and grandson Christopher and great grandson Hayden and granddaughter Becky; several nieces and nephews; sisters Jean Mitchell of Strong, Nathalie St. Clair of Farmington; brother Ronald Edwards of Windham; and special in-laws and friends Richard and Rita Maxwell of Auburn, ME.

Neal and JoAnne attended the United Methodist Church in Bridgton. Neal is a member of the Blazing Star Lodge, #30 AF & AM Rumford, ME; the Kora Temple Shrine; the Order of Eastern Star, Pondicherry Chapter, Bridgton, and the Yankee Radio Club, KB1YI.

Neal and I wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those caring people who have been there for us over the last several months. Including Dr. Robert P. Doyle and staff, oncologist Dr. Hans Boedeker, oncology nurses at the Bridgton Clinic, Lindie, Sue, and Carolyn, You’re the Best! Also the very helpful receptionist and staff at the clinic and many other hospital personnel and the nurses at Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice. In addition, we would like to thank the many family members, friends, neighbors, volunteers, and everyone else who made these last months easier for us.

At Neal’s request there will not be any visiting hours or funeral service. Graveside committal services will be private. In lieu of flowers, Neal requested donations be sent to The Bridgton Oncology Cancer Clinic, Attn: Sue Rivert, 10 Bridgton Hospital Drive, Bridgton, ME 04009. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Jean M. Saucier

Lewiston-Jean M. Saucier-62, of Ash St. passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Houlton on February 14, 1945 the daughter of Louis and Mary (DeVoe) LeVasseur.

Jean worked in several local shoe shops and as a C.N.A. at various nursing homes.

She enjoyed building puzzles, playing dice, Sunday dinners and family outings. Jean loved her family, children and grandchildren dearly.

Jean was predeceased by her parents, brothers Eddie, Larry, Patrick and John LeVassuer. She is survived by her children Cynthia Cyr and husband Mike of Lewiston, Tracey Fitzpatrick and Fiancée Jim Footman of Auburn, Richard Fitzpatrick of Lewiston, Kenneth Fitzpatrick of Augusta, sisters Dorothy Sowers of Presque Isle, Lorraine Evans of Tennessee, Betty Drake of Auburn, Joanne Snyder of Lewiston, brother Walter LeVassuer of Florida, and 7 grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, September 4th at 1pm at Funeral Alternatives with Fr. Chouinard officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Priscilla A Hotte

Priscilla Ann (Davis) Hotte, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully on August 27th after a heroic struggle with cancer at age 72. The youngest of eight children of Agnes and Charles Davis, Priscilla was born and raised in Wells, ME, graduated from Wells High School in 1953, Simmons College with high honors in 1957, and George Washington University where she earned an MA in psychology and counseling in 1961. In her professional career, she was a guidance counselor at Tripp Academy in Kittery, King Junior High School and Deering High School in Portland, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at Telstar Regional High School in Bethel and Guidance Director at Oxford Hills High School before retiring in 2000. Priscilla helped hundreds of students obtain admission to colleges and universities, and she was a passionate advocate of low income students and their families..

In 1958, Priscilla married her high school sweetheart, Richard Hotte. They settled in Poland where she raised her family and lived her life. Priscilla was down-to-earth, a true friend, with a smile that could light up a room. She loved Thompson Lake--swimming in it, boating on it, gazing upon it while listening to the calls of the loons. She fed the birds, gardened, and prepared meals for family holidays. She was an avid reader, even reading by candlelight during an ice storm. She loved to cook with her children and grandchildren gathered round. Her six grandchildren gave her special joy. She loved playing games with them, talking with them, holding them, simply being in their presence.

Priscilla leaves her husband, Dick, of 49 years; her children Melissa Baker of Saugus, MA, Laurel Kelliher of Monkton, VT, and Kirk Hotte of Paris, France; sons-in-laws Scott Baker and John Kelliher, and daughter-in-law Julie Hotte; her six adored grandchildren Ryan, Sarah and Kimberly Baker, Liam and Owen Kelliher, and Benjamin Hotte; her sisters Dorothy Sherwood of Revere, MA, and Jeanette Haggett of Wells, ME; and her brothers Charles Davis of San Diego, CA, Bob Davis of Wolfeboro, NH, and Ben Davis of Bolinas, CA..

A private service will be held at the All Souls Chapel in Poland Springs. The family appreciates the care provided to Priscilla by the staff of the CMMC oncology unit and the Auburn Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Maine Audubon Society for the Loon Fund..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston,Me 04240


Lea (Agren) Croteau

Auburn- Lea (Agren) Croteau, 90, died Monday, August 27, 2007, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

Lea was born in Lewiston on September 3, 1916 to Desirée and Suzanne (Maheux) Dackmine. .

Lea was a homemaker. She was married to Samuel Agren in 1936 until his death in 1984. In 1989 she married Ludger Croteau who died in 2002. Her greatest love was spending time with her children.

She is survived by one daughter; Carol Libbe, two sons; Douglas Agren and his wife Claudette, and Donald Agren and his wife Linda, all of Auburn. Seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. She is also survived by one brother; Eugene Dackmine and his companion Eva Croteau.

She was predeceased by one grandchild; Sara Agren, and two sisters.

There will be a memorial service for close friends and family at 11am on Thursday, August 30, at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., in Lewiston, with burial to follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St, in Auburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lea’s honor may be made to The Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd, Auburn, M. 04210, or to The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, M. 04240.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Robert “Bob” L. Towle Sr.

Togus-Robert L. Towle Sr., 57, of Auburn passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Hospital Togus, succumbing to cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange while stationed in Vietnam.

He was born in Auburn on April 18, 1950 the son of Clive and Phyllis (Danforth) Towle.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army, upon returning home he worked as a self employed roofing and siding contractor.

Bob was a past member of the PAC, Androscoggin Red Cross, Vietnam Combat Veterans and Buckfield Rescue. .

He always enjoyed helping others and his community, woodworking, black powder hunting, fishing, and dancing to the oldies.

Bob was predeceased by his parents. He recently married his companion of 25 years an. is survived by his wife, Ann of Auburn and his children Vaughn Towle of Lewiston, Stan Towle of Saco, Robert Towle Jr., of Lewiston, Jay Towle, currently of Iraq and his wife Paula of Washington, DC, Kevin Towle and wife Amber Sargent of Greene, Bryan Frank of Auburn, Kristina Rowe and her companion, Christian Ducharme of Auburn, step mother Esther Towle of Auburn, brother Richard Towle and wife Debbie of Albion, sisters Nancy Armstrong and husband Walter of Norridgewock, Elizabeth Caton and husband Peter of Owls Head, Donna Doyon and husband Larry of Minot, Rhonda Stratton and husband Ronald of Mt. Vernon, 6 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friend are invited to visit on Wednesday, August 29th from 7 to 9pm at Funeral Alternatives. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 30th at 2pm at the funeral home burial will follow in the Damon Cemetery, Buckfield.

In Bob’s memory donations may be made to the Buckfield Rescue c/o Buckfield Town Office Buckfield Maine 04220.

Condolences may expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Marvin C. Beckwith

Portland-Marvin C. Beckwith of North Yarmouth passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Maine Medical Center after a long illness, joining his sisters Louise and Norma and brothers John, Gordon (Al) and Carlton (Nick)..

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruby of North Yarmouth, his brother Frank and wife Shirley, son John of South Portland and son Dennis and wife Janet of Scarborough. Marvin also had four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Marvin was born on March 20, 1920 to Merle and Natalie Beckwith in Gorham. He attended schools in Yarmouth and commenced his varied working career at an early age. He was employed by Leighton Brothers Hen Farm, Ring's Gas and Main Gas. He assisted with the coaching of the North Yarmouth Little League for fifteen years and is perhaps best remembered for his years of gardening, in particular strawberries. Marvin was also a charter member of the North Yarmouth Fire Department, of which he was most proud.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill in Freeport on Sunday, September 2nd at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Yarmouth Fire Department.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Pauline G. Roy

Auburn – Pauline G. Roy, 79, of Lewiston, died on Friday at the Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 20, 1928 in Lewiston, the daughter of Gene and Medora (Landry) Gauthier.

She was a member of Holy Cross church. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughters Linda Wiers and husband Darrell of Lewiston, Nancy Simones and husband Harry of Auburn, Susan Paquette and husband Mike of Auburn; son Richard Roy and wife Georgia of Monmouth; grandchildren Kimberly Nicholas, Christopher Wiers, Stacy Trundy, Robin Roy, and Wesley Roy; great-grandchildren Tyler Nicholas, Kate Nicholas, Cade Trundy, Tommy Pelletier, and Gabriel Roy; sister Connie Pelletier and husband Lucien of Lewiston. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Roger C. Roy and brother Roger Gauthier.

Pauline’s family wishes to thank Dr. Austin and the entire staff of the Hospice House for the wonderful care she received.

There will not be any visiting hours. A private memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery mausoleum. Donations may be in Pauline’s memory to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Jerome Anthony York

VASSALBORO -- Jerome "Jay" Anthony York, born Dec. 10, 1972, died Aug. 19, 2007.

Taken so fast and so young, he is survived by his wife, Christine York, and their daughters, Chantelle York, 4, of Vassalboro, and Danielle York, 16, of Calais; his mother and stepfather, Cynthia and Jeffrey Campbell of Calais; father Reginald Rideout of Gardiner; three brothers, Jeffrey York of China, and Ronald and Jonathan Hanson of Augusta; two stepsisters, Tammy Bolduc of Mount Vernon and Linda Cloutier of Sidney; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Clayton York of Palermo; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws; and best friends Tammy, Kenny, Jeff and Todd.

Jerome loved fishing, hunting, camping and building cars and trucks. He lived every day for his two precious daughters, Danielle and Chantelle "Bugg it," and loving wife Christine, the daughter of Russell and Joyce Coston of South China, who are very supportive and kind people.

Family and friends may get together for a day of remembrance of Jay at 1 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Hall on Route 3 in South China.


Hilda J. McCarthy

DURHAM — Hilda J. McCarthy, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, after a short illness.

She was born in Freeport on Feb. 4, 1921, a daughter of David H. and Josephine Prosser Longway. She attended Durham and Freeport schools.

She retired from Eastland Shoe in Freeport after 53 years in the shoe industry. After retiring, she moved to Harmony, where she has many friends.

She loved gardening, knitting, and playing bingo and cards with her friends. She loved spending time with her family, especially her best friend and sister, "Phine".

Surviving are four sons, Dana and his wife, Sue Milliken, of Auburn, Peter and his wife, Marie Milliken, of Durham, Steven and Martha Corliss of Corinna and Scott Corliss of Lisbon; a daughter, Lori and her husband, Forrest "Butch" Jordan, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Harold Longway of Durham; two sisters, Josephine "Phine" Bulick of Lisbon Falls and Madelyn Lincoln of Waterboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchidren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Diana Milliken Halle; three sisteres; and three brothers.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Highland Cemetery on Route 136 in Durham.


Marjorie "Marge" Miller

Brunswick- Marjorie "Marge" Miller, 84, of Bath, died on Friday, August 17, 2007 at Mid Coast Senior Health in Brunswick.

Marge was born November 03, 1922 in Jerico Vermont the daughter of William B. and Ethel F (Flood) Treib. Marge worked for many years in the Brunswick area for Mammoth-Mart, King's and Ames department stores. She loved reading, word-finds, and watching TV.

Marge is survived by her grandson Christopher Johnson and his wife Kelly, granddaughter Lisa Rittall, Niece Carol Phillips and great grandson Joshua Sawyer.

In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Marge's honor to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., #300, Topsham, M. 04086.

Per Marge's request there will be no services at this time.


Doris F. Smith

Auburn, Maine - Doris F. Smith, 87, of Bolster Heights, died peacefully on Sunday at the Hospice House where she was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 21, 1920 in Jamaica Plain, MA, the daughter of George and Alice (Gateley) Shoales.

She attended Boston Schools where she learned to play the violin. She worked at Jordan Marsh as a window dresser and gift wrapper and also at the Watertown Arsenal during the war which is where she met Kenneth M. Smith. They were married on August 25th, 1947. From 1960s-1984 she managed a shoe store in Hanover, MA.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Kenneth M. Smith of Bolster Heights; daughter Joanne and her husband Gerard E. Welch (her 'little boy' as she refered to him) of Lewiston; grandchildren Joshua M. Welch of Durham, Jeannette L. Welch of Lisbon Falls; great grand children Brianna Welch, and Aleisha Welch. She was predeceased by her older sister Alice M. Shoales who died in October of 1999 and her younger sister Marion Tausevich who died in July of 1975.

Doris’s family would like to thank Bolster Heights for their great care and also the Hospice House for the excellent care she received in her final days.

Donations may be made in Doris's name to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.


Robert P. Johnson

AUGUSTA -- Robert P. Johnson of 20 Blaine Ave., Augusta, lost his valiant battle with cancer on July 27, 2007, while residing at the Maine Veterans' Home.

He was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Leeds, the son of Philip and Mary (Robertson) Johnson..

After graduating from Monmouth school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, U.S. Air Force, during World War II. He became a pilot while in the military. He often referred to that period in his life as the "glory days," when he was an officer and a gentleman.

He is survived by his wife, Renee; a brother, Wesley Johnson and his wife, Bertha, of Monmouth; five daughters, Joanne Riggs of South Carolina, Jacalyn Sjostrom and her husband, Tom, of Ohio, Janice Waters and her husband, John D. Waters III of Ohio, Jill Grasser and her husband, Jeffrey, and Janet Johnson of Ohio. He also had five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a stepson, Joshua Mitchell; and a niece and nephew.

Bob was an avid reader and an eager debater. His choice of literature was of a scientific and philosophical nature. He governed his actions through logical and rational thinking. Always, there was a "curiosity" to see what tomorrow had in store. He had a kind and giving nature and was always anxious to please. Even as he grew very weary from the cancer pain, he did his best to comfort those he would leave behind. "I will tell folks what I believe they wish to hear, to bring some peace with my passing."

One of Bob's greatest joys and a source of pride was his scenic photography. For the past 15 years, he and Renee took countless trips of exploration in New England, to capture the beauty of waterfalls and anything else that caught his "artistic" eye.

He worked for several years for the Division for the Blind as a driver and, later, as a driver and computer assistant for the Maine Center for the Blind. He was forced to actually "retire" in the spring of 1999 as his health was declining. The last few years of his life were spent pursuing a hobby of building computers.

At his request, no funeral was held. His interment will be at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the cemetery chapel.


Karen M. Manson

Oxford, ME - Karen M. Manson, 50, of Oxford, ME, died Friday, August 10, 2007 due to diabetic complications.

She was born in Beverly, January 17, 1957, daughter of the late George E. and Antoinette (DiAnni) Manson.

Karen graduated from Beverly High School in 1975. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Salem State College in 1979, she married and moved to Bridgton, ME, where she began a long career in nursing. She was currently employed by Service Master in Oxford, ME.

Karen is survived by her daughter Michelle Schooley of Beverly, her son Kevin Schooley of Old Orchard, ME, and her companion Tim Frank of South Paris, ME. Her sisters, all residing in Beverly, Maureen Phelps and her husband John, Nancy Grant and her husband David, Diane Pitman and her husband Robert, and their four children Andrew, Emily, Matthew and Julia also survive her.

A private memorial service will be held in Oxford, ME.


John Bradley Hubbard

Portland- John Bradley Hubbard, 73, born in Lewiston, to Charles and Dorothy (Bell) Hubbard, died on Sunday, August 12th, 2007, at Seaside Manor in Portland following a brief illness.

John was a self-employed small business owner in Portland. He enjoyed dancing and meeting with his friends at the American Legion in Westbrook and visits with his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife Gertrude (Trudy) Hubbard , twelve children, three stepchildren, and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by his favorite aunt and uncle; Matthew and Evelyn Webb.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life and memory at the Portland Free Methodist Church, 240 Congress St., on Friday, August 17th at 5pm. Pastor Dan Ruiz will officiate.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, M. 04096


Dr. Henrietta Leonard

Dr. Henrietta Leonard, an internationally esteemed researcher in child psychiatry and beloved wife of Dr. Kenneth Rickler and mother of Alexander and Nathaniel, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 15, 2007 surrounded by loving family and friends. Dr. Leonard’s death at age 53 followed a 4 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer. To the end, she remained grateful for the many blessings she had received in her life. .

Henrietta’s chief interest was her family. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Kenneth Rickler, and a proud and loving mother to her 16-year old twin sons, Alexander and Nathaniel. She had a warm and loving relationship with her father Louis F. Leonard of West Hartford CT, brother Edward Leonard also of West Hartford, sisters Ann Leonard of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Susan Leonard Sullivan of Lovettsville Virginia, and sister-in-law Phyllis Alexander, their spouses and her nine nephews and nieces. Henrietta was predeceased by an infant brother, George, and her mother, Elizabeth, who died in 2003 of ovarian cancer.

Henrietta was born in Hartford, Connecticut on January 6, 1954 and was raised in West Hartford. She attended the University of Connecticut, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Masters degree in biobehavioral science, and then studied medicine at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine in Washington D.C. After receiving her medical degree in 1982, Henrietta remained at GWU to complete residency training in general psychiatry and fellowship training in Child Psychiatry. During that time she met her husband, Kenneth, and they were married in 1989.

After completing her child psychiatry fellowship, Henrietta was awarded a National Research Service Corps fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health and began a research career focused on investigating the cause and treatment of childhood mental illnesses, particularly pediatric anxiety disorders. Author of over 100 professional papers, Henrietta was recognized internationally for her contributions to the field of child psychiatry, including the discovery with her NIMH colleagues of a unique form of childhood-onset obsessive compulsive disorder in which symptoms are triggered by streptococcal infections. In recognition of her many accomplishments, Henrietta was awarded a tenure-track position at the NIMH in 1994.

In 1995, Henrietta and her family relocated to Providence RI, where she was named a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Development at Brown University School of Medicine. Henrietta continued her research efforts there, receiving more than a dozen grants for investigations of obsessive compulsive disorder, selective mutism, and other childhood psychiatric disorders. She also was awarded two U.S. patents and several local and national research prizes, including the “Young Investigator Award” from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Henrietta was a dedicated member of the Academy for more than 20 years and was elected an Academy fellow in 2007.

Henrietta’s contributions to the field of child psychiatry extended far beyond her own research, as she was deeply committed to the ethical conduct of pediatric research and served on numerous national committees convened to ensure that the best interests of the children were met. Henrietta donated much of her time to local and national scientific review committees and editorial boards, and served as Editor-in-chief of the Child Psychopharmacology Update. In addition, Henrietta edited two volumes of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, and co-authored two trade books. “It’s Not All In Your Head” and “Is It ‘Just a Phase’?”.

Henrietta was Director of Brown’s child psychiatry fellowship training program and the triple-board residency program in psychiatry-pediatrics-child psychiatry. In that role, she mentored scores of post-doctoral psychologists, medical students, residents and fellows; and trained more than 100 child psychiatrists. She was greatly loved and respected by her trainees who nominated her for numerous mentorship awards; as well as by her peers who selected her as the department’s “Mentor of the Year” for 2006-2007. Among many other honors, Henrietta was recognized by the AACAP for her “Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the Triple-Board Training Programs”. In addition, the Rhode Island chapter of AACAP recently established an annual training award to honor Henrietta’s legacy as an outstanding teacher and mentor.

Henrietta was a passionate family genealogist who was able to trace an ever -expanding tree of family members back more than twelve generations. She had an abiding love for Chebeague Island, Maine, her father’s childhood home, and visited there every summer of her life. It is fitting that Henrietta was able to return there for her final days. The funeral will be held 1pm Saturday, August 18, 2007 at the Chebeague United Methodist Church on Chebeague Island, Maine, where she will be buried. A memorial service will be held 1pm Tuesday, August 21, 2007 a. Temple Beth El, 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chebeague Island Recreation Center, 382 North Road, Chebeague Island, M. 04017 or the Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology (care of Dr. Richard Penson), 55 Fruit St, Yawkey Center, Boston, Mass. 02114.

Henrietta Leonard will be missed by so many as a clinician, researcher, educator, mentor, and friend; and above all, as a daughter, sister, wife and mother.


Carol A. Bussiere

Auburn – Carol A. Bussiere, 66, of Lewiston, died on Friday at the Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 11, 1941 in Portland, the daughter of Gordon and Mary (Skil) Bemis.

She was a 1959 graduate of Edward Little. She went on to work for W.T. Grant for 15 years as an assistant manager. She then went on to work at Tambrands for over 22 years as a production worker, retiring in 1999. She married George Bussiere on November 26, 1988.

She enjoyed flower gardening, animals, cooking, and was an avid fly fisherman. She was known for her wonderful smiles and great cooking. She will be sadly missed by her friends, family, and coworkers.

She is survived by her loving husband George; sister Paula Davis and husband Norman of Poland; nephews Adam Davis and wife Jamie of Poland, Kyle, and Nathan Davis also of Poland; brother-in-law Raymond Bussiere and wife Pauline of Canton; sister-in-laws Claudette Bussiere of Lewiston, Linda Beaulieu and husband Marc of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

Carol’s family wishes to thank Dr. Nicholette Erickson and staff, CMMC M-1 unit and staff, and the Hospice House for their excellent care.

At Carol’s request there will not be any funeral services. Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering to be held at Marco’s restaurant in Lewiston on Tuesday at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Victor A. St. Denis

Lewiston – Victor A. St. Denis, 99, formerly of Maison Marcotte died Saturday at d’Youville Pavilion.

He was born in St. Hermengilde, Quebec April 12, 1908 the son of Joseph and Alexina (Goyette) St. Denis.

He enjoyed traveling and sports, especially hockey and baseball. He worked for most of his life for Pepperell Manufacturing.

He is survived by daughters Irene Wight and husband Burton of Lisbon Falls, Jeannine Shaw and husband Francis of Lewiston; grandchildren Kathleen Wight, Scott Wight and wife Stacy, Diane Deloux and husband Gene, Gerald Lepage, David Lepage and wife Karen; 10 great-granchildren Kevin and Jeffrey Cusson, Matthew, Danielle, Aaron, and Clare Deloux, Joshua Lepage, Kayleigh, Nicholas, and Cameron Lepage. He was predeceased by his wife Liane whom died on December 23, 2004; sisters Antoinette Descoteaux and Jeanette Deschene..

A sincere thank you is extended to the staff at St. Marguerite d'Youville Pavilion, 2 West, and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for the exceptional care and compassion provided to Victor and his family.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass on THURSDAY at 10 AM at Holy Cross Chapel. The Rev. Nathan March will be the celebrant. Interment will be private at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Trinity Catholic School Scholarship Fund, 17 Baird Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Edward A. Hall

Auburn – Edward A. Hall, 86, of Durham, died at the Hospice House on Friday.

He was born on October 21, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, the so. of Benjamin and Lucy (Perkins) Hall.

He attended Mt. Vernon schools and then went on to serve his country proudly in the US Army during World War II. He married Hope Hersey on September 5, 1947. He worked for many years at Eastland as a shoe cutter. He was a member of AMVETS Post 13 and was a local post Commander and held other state offices. He enjoyed sports, especially the Durham and Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his daughter Linda Jenkins and husband Elwood; grandsons’ Todd Therrien and girlfriend Sarah Martin, Eric, Jennifer Therrien; great granchilden E. Jay and Hope; brother Ralph Hall and wife Gail; sisters Alice Bennett and husband Frank, Edith Johnson. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Hope; brothers Frank and Stephen Hall; sisters’ Carol Hagen, Florence, and Theresa Hall.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on MONDAY, August 6th, at10 AM at the old Maine Veterans, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210


Brenda L. Lupardo

AUBURN - Brenda L. Lupardo, 57, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, July 27, surrounded by her loving family.

Her passing was just two days before celebrating 35 wonderful years of marriage to her husband, Michael.

She was born on April 13, 1950, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Reginald and Sadie (LaPointe) Tracy. Brenda graduated from Limestone High School in 1968 and Pierre's School of Cosmetology in 1970.

She worked several years for local pediatricians and Per-Se Technologies. She also worked as a PCA for a local family until her retirement in 2005.

Brenda was a vibrant woman who loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, spending time with grandchildren and the company of family and friends. She loved arts and crafts and had an incredible talent for decorating, drawing and painting.

She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Lupardo and her companion, Rob Bosquet; her son, Shane Lupardo and his wife, Angela; her sisters, Aldene and her husband, David Tucker, of Cherryfield, Linda Donnellon, and her husband Earl, of Orlando, Fla., and Judith Weatherhead and husband, Scott, of Limestone; brothers, Norman Tracy and his wife, Priscilla, of Milbridge, and Phil Tracy and his wife, Shirley, of Somersworth, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Kay Tracy, of Cherryfield; three very special grandchildren, Drew, Dakota and Vincent; a very special extended family from Denmark, Jesper, Pernille, Victoria and Caroline Theilvig; seven special nieces and 13 special nephews; 17 great-nieces and 16 great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents.

The family would like to thank Hospice House for the wonderful care given to her.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice House of Androscoggin, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210; or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston.


Lawrence J. Armstrong

Chelsea-Lawrence J. Armstrong of Augusta, ME, died in a sudden and tragic auto accident in Chelsea ME, last Sunday at 9am July 22, 2007.

A trickster and one who loved joking around, Larry loved to comment on everyone's bad coffee while sitting at the kitchen table. Larry loved his three dogs and enjoyed taking walks with his family and friends. Larry was an avid pie lover he also loved going to lawn sales with his wife every weekend.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Larry will be missed in the hearts, minds and souls of all of his family and friends as we take him with us within ourselves.

He was predeceased by his son James Armstrong and mother Charlotte Godbout. Larry is survived by his wife and loving companion of 31yrs, Diane Armstrong of Augusta and his two daughters, Lisa Sanborn of Sidney, and April Armstrong of Dresden. Larry was also survived by four grand children Kirk III, Karissa Armstrong, Tyler and Andrea Sanborn as well as numerous friends..

There will not be any services held at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


David Stefano

STEFAN. David P., 46, of Stoneham, died on July 24th at the Hospice House. Family and friends a invited to a memorial visitation on Sunday from 4 to 7 PM at the Faith Community Church, 213 Old Stage Road, Lovelle. A private memorial service will be held on Monday with the Rev. Daniel White officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred in David's memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, PO Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Lucien A. Jacques

Auburn – Lucien A. Jacques, 89, of Barker Arms Auburn, died on Tuesday at the Hospice House.

He was born on November 17, 1917 in Lewiston, the son of Henri and Alice (Masse) Jacques.

He was a member of the Acme Club and was an avid horse-racing fan. He worked for many years at Miller Industries and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union.

He is survived by his nephew and caregiver Gil Carrier; nephews Larry, Jerry, and Danny; nieces Donna, Lorraine, Therese and husband Norm; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Blanche; brothers Henry, Rene, Lionel, Roger, Robert, and Roland; and sister Rita.

Famiy and friends are invited to a graveside service at Mt. Hope Cemetery on SATURDAY at 10 AM. Deacon Denis Mailhot will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Marjorie M. Scott

Raymond-Marjorie M. Scott, 75 years young, resident of Raymond since 1973, died Sunday evening July 22, 2007 at her lovely home in Raymond, surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Marjorie, only daughter of Helen Muriel Chipman and Murdoch George McLean, was born in North Yarmouth.

She was very proud of her Scottish and English ancestry, proud to be both a Chipman and a McLean. Marjorie graduated salutatorian from Greely Institute (now Greely High School) in 1950 having excelled at secretarial science. She started her professional career with the Sargent Lord Co. on the Portland waterfront where she met her future husband, Capt. Maynard R. Scott. Marjorie’s career path as a professional executive secretary included the The Portland Company, Portland Coach Company, Maine Central Railroad, H. M. Payson, the Brunswick Police Department, Attorney Paul Watson, finally retiring as private secretary for Portland Police Chief Michael J. Chitwood.

In her early years, Margie volunteered by taking Town Meeting minutes for North Yarmouth. She belonged to the American Legion Gray Post and Wescustogo Grange. In later years she worked on the Raymond cemetery committee and was an active Raymond Fire Police volunteer. Marjorie was an unpublished poet and created her very special greeting cards. She was a very hard worker and was especially well known for her “projects”, making things better than she found them. She very much enjoyed caring for all her pets.

Margie is survived by her three daughters, Kathryn S. Weeks of Raymond, Maine, Laurel S. Jerry of Raymond, Maine and Susan S. Hibbard of North Yarmouth, Maine, three wonderful sons-in-law, Jonathan Weeks, Michael Jerry and Harold Hibbard, her sister Phyllis Little of Lakeland, Florida, grandchildren, Ashley Weeks, Deirdre Jerry, Ethan Jerry, Harold Hibbard IV, great grandson Anatole Aubrey, many nieces and nephews, and close friend and companion Emmons Lancaster of Gray. Last but not least, her two beautiful sheltie dogs, Mr. Mac and Bonnie “buttons”. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 28 at 11 am at Windham Baptist Church, 973 River Road in Windham. In her memory contributions may be made to either Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, #1, Scarborough, Maine 04074 or Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 108, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9308. The family would like to thank the staff and administration of Maine Center for Cancer Medicine for highly competent and compassionate employees who made Marjorie’s last years as meaningful and enjoyable as humanly possible. Our thanks also extend to the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Southern Maine who helped us ease her last days. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route one Yarmouth, Me 04096


Gerard B. Gagne

Lewiston - Gerard B. Gagne, 70, passed away on Saturday at his home.

He was born on April 20th, 1937 in Lewiston. He attended local schools. Later, he worked in the local shoe factories. He then worked at U.S. Gypsum in Lisbon. From there he spent several years working in construction and as a finish carpenter at H.E. Callahan, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with close friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife Neolia; one son and his wife; two daughters; 4 grandchildren; and a close friend.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at St. Peter's Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.net

Arranagements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Daniel J. McWilliams

Sabattus – Daniel J. McWilliams, 29, of Sabattus died unexpectedly on Monday and went to be with the Lord.

He was born December 31, 1977 in Boston, MA.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, working, on automobiles, and was always up for a challenge. Most of all he loved his kids. He was a loving father and loving brother.

He is survived by his children Tylor and Hannah McWilliams; parents Barbara and Floyd Goding; father Richard McWilliams of Norfolk, MA; brothers John, Richard, and Floyd Jr.; sisters Theresa, Barbara, Irene, Shannon, Kristine, Heidi, and Amanda; 13 nieces, 12 nephews, and 1 great-niece. He will be missed by his loving family and friends. God be with him.

A memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army, 67 Park Street, Lewiston, the time and date will be announced. Major Lyle will be officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Daniel’s memory to the Salvation Army, 67 Park Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


William H.Cousins

PORTLAND -- William H. Bill Cousins, 76, of Bethel, and Higgins Beach, Scarborough, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Maine Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in Portland, the only child of Esther Howe and Harmon Wright Cousins. Bill attended Portland schools and graduated with the class of 1948 at Deering High School and Boston University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years as a drill instructor during the Korean War. In 1953 he married Margaret Lenti and together had three children.

Bill taught math for 34 years at Gould Academy in Bethel. He also coached football and soccer. He was a longtime member of the Bethel Masonic Lodge and past master. He was moderator of the Bethel town meetings for many years. For 15 years he was a weekly volunteer for the Maine Handicapped Skiing Program at Sunday River. Bill was president of the Higgins Beach Association for many years. Every 4th of July he would head up the cookout and parade for hundreds of children at Higgins Beach.

Bill was known for his friendly disposition, ability to talk to all people, his booming voice and his large presence. He was a man of integrity, compassion, and honesty.

He was predeceased by his mother Esther and Father Harmon. Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Cousins; his daughter Carolyn Krahn and husband Hans-Peter of Freeport; daughter Marianne Cousins of Clearwater, Fla.; and son Charles Cousins of Old Orchard Beach; as well as his two grandchildren, Erik and Monika Krahn.

At the request of the family, a private memorial will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial . contributions can be made . in Bill's memory to: . The Coalition for . Pulmonary Fibrosis . 1659 Branham Lane Suite F. #227 . San Jose, California 95118-5226 . www.coalitionforpf.org . or Maine Handicapped Skiing . 8 Sundance Lane . Newry, Maine . www.mhs.org . William H. Cousins


Louis W. Duprey

Greene- Louis W. Duprey, 75, of Jillson Rd., died at home on Thursday, July 19, 2007, with his family by his side.

Louis was born in Amenia, New York on June 29, 1932, the son of Clarence and Ruth (Houghtaling) Duprey.

Louis is survived by his beloved wife Edith of Greene, two daughters; Kelly and her husband Butch Bowring of Hartland, Jennifer and her husband Jeremy White of Midland, TX, three sons; William and his partner Millie Marin of Rumford, Allan and his wife Caren of Hyde Park, NY, Louis Duprey of Florida, two grandchildren; Nathan French, Justin Duprey, one great-grandson; Aiden French, and two brothers Raymond and his wife Judith, and Robert and his wife Elinor.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Susan.

At his request, there will be no services.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


Ann Johnson

Auburn – Ann Johnson died on July 17, 2007 after 78 years well lived. She is survived by her loving husband Jack Johnson; sister Jane Williams; children Matt Johnson and his wife Lillian Nayder, Kelly Large and her husband Budd, Tom Johnson and his wife Deb, Bev Johnson and her husband Matt Duvall; 11 spectacular grandchildren; and other surviving family members include Alec Alexander, Frank Bell Jr., and Nancy Bell.

Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to contribute to your favorite charity in Ann’s honor. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, Lewiston.


Clyde C. Keene

Auburn – Clyde C. Keene, 66, of Bradman Street, passed away Monday, July 9th, at the Hospice House with his loving family by his side, following a short illness.

He was born in Lewiston on November 12, 1940 the son of Harold Sr. and Dorothy (Rollins) Keene.

He enjoyed playing croquet, mini golf, the wii, softball, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He retired from General Electric at the end of 2004 after his 30 dedicated years of service.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Judy Keene of Auburn; sons’ Richard Keene and wife Pam of Canton, Scott Keene and his wife Debbie of Lewiston; 8 grandchildren Trista, Garrett, Ciara, Tyler, Patrick, Eric, Aaron, and John; 9 sisters’ Edith, Florence, Margaret, Eleanor, Patricia, Jeannie, Carol, Karen, and Brenda; 2 brothers Chuck and Dennis; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Harold Keene Jr.; sisters Phyllis and Dorothy Keene.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Austin and Marie from the Hospice House and Karen Bourgoin of AHCH for their dedicated care and support.

A graveside service will be held on FRIDAY at 10 AM at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. Clement Leonard will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, 04210. Condolences may be submitted online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Liliette E. Cliche

Lewiston – Liliette “Bobbi. E. Cliche, 82, of Lewiston, transitioned to eternal life on July 5th, 2007 to be with the Lord and recently deceased daughter Jackie whom she missed very much. She died at St. Mary’s hospital surrounded by her loving family who prayed with her and softly sang her favorite song “Amazing Grace”..

She was born in Lewiston, September 20, 1924 the daughter of Albert Renaud and Cesarie (Bechard) Renaud..

She was educated in Lewiston schools. She was a longtime worker in the shoe industry and also at Raytheon. Before her illness, she loved to read, work on puzzles, and play bingo. She loved outings to the sea coast with her friends and she was very much a ‘people person’..

She is survived by her brother Leo Renaud and wife Fleurange; sister Therese Laurendeau all of Lewiston; daughters’ Connie Morin and husband Capt. Laurier Morin of Lewiston, Viv Tucci and partner Wanda “Diane” Hill of Lewiston; Claudette Fournier and husband Charles of Lewiston, Pauline Lyons and partner Michael Goden of Phillipston, MA, and Laurieann Charest and husband Ron of Lewiston; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her daughters dogs “Tye” and “Angel” miss her very much as will all who knew and loved her. One of her favorite little sayings was “End of Story” and this truly is her last chapter but she will forever live in our hearts.

A memorial Mass will be held on MONDAY at 1 PM at Holy Cross Church. Committal will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105


Doris M. Quimby

BOWDOIN — Doris M. Quimby, 84, died peacefully Monday, July 2, 2007, at her son's home..

She was born in Lakeview on Aug. 31, 1922, the daughter of Wilbur O. and Helen M. Hall.

She was a housewife for many years. She enjoyed needlepoint, crossword books, cooking and reading..

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Douglas Burr; her second husband, Aubrey Quimby; a daughter, Doris LeClair; a grandson, Brian Burr; a great-grandson Caleb Beal; a brother Wilbur Burr Jr., and a sister Wineford Fenno..

She is survived by a son, Paul Burr, and his wife, Mina, of Bowdoin; two daughters, Shirley Griffin of Old Town, and Pamela Burr of Brunswick; one sister, Betty McDougal, of Milinocket; and three brothers, Richard Burr of Virginia, Carl Burr of Connecticut and Robert Burr of Mississippi; 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Milo.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Brunswick and Acadia Healthcare of Brunswick.


Oscar “Skeet” Luce

Augusta-Skeet (Oscar H.) Luce, Jr., 50, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 28, 2007 after a courageous battle with a long illness..

Skeet was born March 1, 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut to Oscar Sr. and Gloria. His passion was cars, mechanics and racing. Skeet was always joyfully under the hood of someone’s car or behind the wheel of a race car that he had built. Skeet owned and operated his own garage for many years and never turned anyone away despite their ability to pay. The love of his life was his family especially Mae Mae and his wife Lynn. .

He is survived by his wife Lynn and Mae Mae (Mariah) of Augusta. Daughter Lisa Semans of Augusta. Sons Christopher Wilson of Houston, Texas and Jamie Wilson and wife Jackie of Jefferson, Maine. Grandson Gabriel Wilson, granddaughters Alyssa Wilson and Julia Payson, soon to be born grandson Jericho Wilson, his father—in—law James E. Majors of Indiana, sister—in—law Kelly Hawersaat of Florida, 7 brothers and sisters; Trudy Berry of South Portland, Debbie Lachance of Fairfield, Mark Luce of St. Albans, Denise Clark of Pittsfield, Terri Kelso of Pittsfield, Kimberly Lary and husband Kent of Fairfield, and Annette Bogan and husband Nick of Somersworth, New Hampshire, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. .

He was predeceased by his Mother Gloria Pomerleau in 1999, Father Oscar Luce Sr. in 1966 and his Dad Fernand Pomerleau in 1991. He is also predeceased by his mother—in—law Lurline Majors in 2005.

Visiting hours will be held from 11 – 1 on Monday July 2, 2007 at the Victory Baptist Church in Winthrop, Maine with services immediately following. Committal will be held at a later date. .

Many thanks to the friends and neighbors for their support. The family would also like to thank HealthReach Hospice, Dr. Kevin White of Northeast Cardiology and the doctors and nurses at Inland Hospital and Pastor Rick Walter from Victory Baptist Church for all the many hours of care and support. And, a very special thanks to our Aunt Marsha of Indiana for being here with us offering her love and support.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Jay M. Holman

Augusta-Jay M. Holman, 49, of Gouldsboro Maine passed away on Monday, June 25, 2007 at Maine General Medical Center.

He was born on June 24, 1958 in Augusta the son of Philip and Priscilla (Fish) Holman.

Jay was the second individual in the State of Maine to own a disc golf course, which was located in Trenton. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing Frisbee golf and fishing.

Jay had his Capt. License and was a Merchant Marine for over 20 years.

He was predeceased by his mother, grandparents Kelsie L. Fish and Clara Fish an. grandfather Redlon Holman. Jay is survived by his father Philip Holman of Winthrop, brothers Brian Holman of Fayette, Greg Holman of Augusta, Grandmother Carrie Holman of Richmond, uncles Gerald Guiou of Richmond, Kelsie L. Fish Jr. of Millinocket and several cousins.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 30th at 1pm at the Moose Hill Cemetery in Livermore Falls.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Cheryl Bouchard

Cheryl Bouchard , 55, of 7 Old Webster Road, Lewiston died Monday June 25th at Central Maine Medical Center after a short illness. She spent her last days surrounded by the family she adored immensely.

Cheryl married Norman Bouchard in August of 1968 and they had a long happy life together constantly surrounded by their own 3 children as well as many friends and family. Cheryl was employed at Falcon Shoe Mfg for many years before she began employment with SunBright Cleaners. At the time of her death she was retired.

Cheryl is predeceased by her parents James McKenzie and Lorraine McKenzie Giguere both of Lewiston and her father in law Oneil Bouchard also of Lewiston. She is survived by her husband Norman Bouchard, oldest son James and his wife Michelle Bouchard of South Portland, son Troy Bouchard and his wife Emily McLeod of Auburn , her daughter Shelly an. her husband Cliff Dunham of Lewiston and her brother James McKenzie Jr of Lewiston and her mother in law Dorilda Bouchard of Auburn..

Cheryl was the special grandmother to 6 grandchildren, Haley Hebert, Race Bouchard, Amanda Bouchard, Kaitlin Bouchard, McKenzie Bouchard and Chloe Bouchard. Cheryl also held a very special place in her hear. for a special niece Courtney Gibbens also of Lewiston.

family and friends are invited to visit at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Chapman Room, 980 Turner Street, Auburn on Thursday June 28 from 4pm-6pm. Funeral service will be held on FRIDAY June 29 at 11 AM at Gracelawn Memorial Park with Deacon Denis Mailhot officiating. Condolences may be expressed online at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Robert Ordway

Windham-Robert S. Ordway, 82, of Windham and formerly of Freeport, died on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at his home.

There will be a family service of remembrance in Whitefish, Montana on July 6, 2007.


Charles G. Blake

BETHEL - Charles G. Blake of Bethel, died in his home, June 19, following a long illness.

He was born Jan., 1, 1933, at the Blake farm, to Roy C. and Dorothy (Glines) Blake. He graduated from Gould Academy in 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1954, and was a radar instructor stationed in Washington state. He then served in Japan for two years. He returned to Bethel in 1958, after receiving his service discharge. On June 30, 1960, he married Patricia Thornton, of Rumford. They took over the operation of Blake dairy farm. He retired from farming in 1986, at which time the farm was taken over by their son, Brian. For the next 15 years, Charlie worked as a long-haul truck driver for Currier trucking.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his children, Brian and his wife, Christine, and their daughters, Courtney and Mallory; son, Harlan, Penny and Mackenzie Blake; Amy Wheeler, her husband Todd, and son Tanner, all of Bethel. He also leaves his very special sister, Emma Page of Bethel; two special sisters-in-law, Sharon Samela of Connecticut, and Margo Davis of Bethel; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Harlan.

A grateful thank-you to Androscoggin Home Health and their hospice care, especially Eileen, Shelly, Barbara, Debbie and Judy.

Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn cemetery on July 14, at 1 p.m.


Jean Paul Frost

Auburn- Jean Paul R. Frost, 50, of Auburn died on Thursday, June 21, 2007 of cancer in the wonderful care of the staff at the Hospice House in Auburn.

Jean Paul was born on April 26, 1957, the son of Elmer N. and Marie R. (St. Amand) Frost. He was a bus driver for Western Maine Transportation. Jean Paul enjoyed motorcycling, car models and Disney collectables as well as being a member of the Open Door Bible Church in Lisbon.

Jean Paul is survived by his sons; Kevin Frost, Aaron Frost, stepson Uriah Tremblay, his mother Marie Rella Frost, sister Anita Blais, and brother Edmond N. Frost and his wife Brenda.

He was predeceased by his father Elmer N. Frost.

There will be Fellowship starting at 4pm prior to the 5pm memorial service on Saturday, June 23 at the Open Door Bible Church, 26 Gartley St., Lisbon, ME with the burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jean Paul's memory to the Open Door Bible Church, 26 Gartley St., Lisbon, M. 04250.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


John S. Nevitt

Auburn-John S. Nevitt of Waterford passed away on June 19, 2007 at the Hospice House in Auburn from complications related to a brain tumor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 15, 1938 the fifth child of Joseph and Loretta Nevitt. John was raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey and moved to Maine in 1969. He was married to Helen Libby and the couple had four daughters.

For many years, Mr. Nevitt owned John’s Place, a convenience store on the edge of the Bates College Campus. While doing business, he especially enjoyed philosophical discussions with both Bates students and faculty and neighborhood customers. After living in Virginia and Missouri for several years John and his wife returned to Maine in 1999. In recent years John drove a special education vehicle for SAD 72 in Fryeburg. He was very proud of the accomplishments of his family and was delighted with his two grandchildren. He also enjoyed swimming and gardening. During his time in Missouri, John survived two bouts of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, including treatment with a stem cell transplant. His most recent illness began in May of 2006 when he was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma, a relatively rare brain tumor.

He is survived by his wife Helen and their children: Jennifer of San Francisco, California; Amy of St. Helen’s, Oregon; Rachel and husband David of Burlington, Vermont; Rebecca and husband Tony of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph of Lantana, Florida, Ralph of Bridgewater, New Jersey, Richard of Manville, New Jersey; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating John’s life, is planned for Saturday, June 23, at All Souls Chapel in Poland Spring, Maine. Friends and relatives are invited to attend and, if they choose, to share memories of John.

A memorial service celebrating John’s life is planned for Saturday, June 23, at 12 noon at All Souls Chapel in Poland Spring, Maine. Friends and relatives are invited to attend and, if they choose, to share memories of John. During his lengthy illness, John and his family received support from many sources for which they are extremely grateful. The family requests that, instead of flowers, contributions be made in John’s memory to either of the following facilities: Upper Valley Hostel, 17 South St, Hanover NH 03755 where family members stayed during John’s hospitalization at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center or Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd, Auburn, ME 04210 where John spent his final days.


Gwen E. Barrett

Augusta - Gwen Ellen Barrett, 1 Cony Street, Augusta, ME, died peacefully, on June 11th, after a recent recovery from surgery. Gwen had experienced declining health during the past few months.

She was born to Genevieve and Arthur H. Jackson on October 2, 1945 in Bath, ME. Gwen was an active member in the Mormon faith at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. .

Gwen enjoyed life’s simple pleasures like the beauty of nature and her faith in God. .

Gwen is survived by her brother Dr. James E. Jackson, of Lewiston, and her sister Marcia K. Jackson of Bath. Her oldest brother, Richard H. Jackson, of Cumberland, died this past spring. Gwen will always be the mother to David W. and John Estler and Michael D.D. and Kelly T. Barrett. .

Memorial services will be held FRIDAY, June 15th at 6 PM with a reception to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4 Hasson Street, Farmingdale, M. 04344.

Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 198 Western Avenue, Augusta.


Peter P. Jonitis

Peter Paul Jonitis, age 94, died June 9, 2007.

Peter was born in West Fitchburg, MA on April 23, 1913 to Alice and John Jonitis. He graduated from Clark University and completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania..

Peter joined on the Bates College faculty from1953-1967, and then was chair and professor of sociology at Florida Southern College until 1974. In 1982 he researched the Quaker contribution to early American penology for Haverford College..

Peter was commissioned by the Governor of Maine as a member of the Board of Visitors to Maine State Prison at Thomaston. In 1965 he reported on issues of mental retardation in the state of Maine. He was a member and a recorded minister of the Society of Friends (Quakers).

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, to whom he was married for 61 years; his daughter, Karen Rhoda and her husband, Don, of Perrysburg, OH; and four grandsons, Douglas Ratliff, his wife Anne and their son, Joseph, of San Antonio, TX; Brian Ratliff and his wife Elaine and their son, Jackson, of Hamilton, OH; and Michael Jonitis and Marc Jonitis of Lewiston..

He was predeceased by his son, Peter Paul Jonitis, Jr. who died in 1985.

The family appreciates the exemplary care that Peter received during the final weeks of his life at Central Maine Medical Center and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Peter’s memory to the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

A memorial service for Peter Jonitis will be held Sunday July 8 at 2:00 at Durham Friends Meeting House, 534 Quaker Meeting House Rd in Durham, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Development Office, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, 04240. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Shirley A. Jones

Shirley Ann Jones passed away June 6th after a brief illness.

She was born June 1, 1945 , daughter of Glenys & Chester Leighton. She was a homemaker and avid gardener, who had fond memories of growing up near Casco Bay.

She is survived b. 3 daughters, Tina & Gerald McLean of Sabattus, Sara Killmeyer of Lewiston, Linette & Michael Seaman of Livermore, A son Paul Killmeyer of Lewiston, and a stedaughter Mary & David Murphy of Lewiston. She had 9 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grand Children.

Condolensces can be made to: The Family of Shirley Jones C/O 16 South Rd. Livermore, Me 04253

A celebration of her life will be held June 17th at the same address.


Philip Clancy

Philip Gregory Clancy of Yarmouth died unexpectedly June 6, 2007.

He was the husband of Elna Myers Clancy, father of Mark (Sherry) Clancy, Kevin (Michele) Clancy, and Kathleen (William) Walsh, and the loving grandfather to 7 grandchildren. Phil was born February 13, 1932 in Portland, the only son of Helena Duff and Eugene L. Clancy.

He graduated from Portland High School and Portland Junior College where he played basketball and baseball. Phil was a point guard in the Y basketball league and pitcher for Cheverus and Portland High. After transferring from Cheverus to Portland Phil was ineligible to play so Coach Hadlock appointed him assistant baseball coach. Playing for the Twilight league he was an All-Star pitcher and twice pitcher of the year. He also played for the Boston Braves during spring training and played minor league with the Peterboro Pete's in Ontario. Phil ended his baseball career playing with the Yarmouth Townies from 1961- 1965. Phil coached Babe Ruth in Yarmouth for 3 years and also coached the Senior League which won 3 championships in a row. He coached the Yarmouth All-Star team 3 years. Phil also enjoyed basketball in high school and college and once played against the Harlem Globetrotters.

He worked as an advertising salesman for the Press Herald and was a salesman and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Locke Office Products and Walsh Brothers in Tucson, AZ. He enjoyed being a driver for Hertz in his retirement. Phil also loved a good game of golf, enjoyed both Maine and Arizona and had a love for many, especially his family.

Please share your memories with us at a celebration of his life at Val Hala Golf & Recreation Ctr, Val Hala Rd., Cumberland on Monday, June 11, 2007 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, if you wish send donations to the Salvation Army, Boys Club or YMCA Portland in Phil's name.


Betty J. Smith

Portland-Betty J. Smith, 58, of Mae Lane Topsham, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Queens, New York on June 12, 1948 the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Dutch) Smith.

Betty enjoyed being with her dogs, working with her plants, playing cards and especially being with her family.

She worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years for several hospitals and nursing homes in North Carolina and Maine.

Betty was predeceased parents and husband Walter Leroy. She is survived by her son David W. Smith and his Fiancée Joyce Ritchie of Topsham, sisters Georgia E. Smith of California, Gail B. Smith of Topsham, Carolan Powell and husband Ted of California, Victoria J. Ward and husband Mike of California, Step grandchildren Marissa Weston, Daniel Carey-Tripp, Uncle William Dutch and wife Claudia of Washington State, 2 nieces and 3 nephews all of California.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


James M. Wood.

Greene-James M. Wood, 48, of Richard Street, Greene, died Wednesday morning, May 30, at his home with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 2, 1958, the son of John J. and Irene J. (Crowley) Wood. He attended St. Patrick's Parochial School and Lewiston High School.

He loved the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing, especially in Mt. Vernon. He loved walks by the ocean, skydiving, and watching the Red Sox and Patriots. He also enjoyed lottery "scratch tickets."

During the past thirty years, he worked at Pioneer Plastics, Allied Container, and Bath Iron Works.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Sherrill Fitch, of Jay; his son, Matthew J. Wood and his wife Michelle, of Scarborough; his daughter, Janice D. Wood, of Scarborough; two sisters, Kathy (Wood) LaMore, and her husband Steve, and Sandra Wood, both of Lewiston; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Kathy (Footer) Wood of Scarborough.

He was predeceased by both his parents, John and Irene Wood.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House and in-home hospice staff and a heartfelt thank you to Cindy Halliday, in-home hospice nurse, from Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.


Ruby Parsons

PARSON. Ruby, M., 90, died on May 31st at Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston.

A private committal service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn.

Condolences may expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.net

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


John L. Adams

Falmouth-John Lawrence Adams, 78, a long time resident of Westbrook, passed away peacefully May 22nd 2007, at Sedgewood Commons following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 29, 1929 in Farmington Maine, the son of Jack & Gladys Adams. He attended Farmington schools, playing on the football teams and graduating from high school in 1948. He served in the Korean War as an army pilot and radio operator serving in Alaska during which time he developed a love of flying that he pursued in later years. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1956.

On March 14, 1957, he married Audrey Mae Furst of Portland. In 1959, with the help of Audrey’s father, Karl, they built a home on Marilyn Avenue in Westbrook where they remained husband and wife and then lifelong companions until her death in March of 2006. John was employed as a Construction Supervisor by several large firms in the 1960’s and 1970’s. John took great pride in having been involved with the construction of many well known buildings in the Portland area. He left construction to install commercial doors for Portland Glass and other private glass companies until his retirement in 2002. John was an avid Troop Leader and supporter of the Boy Scouts, participating in many events until after his youngest son Jon achieved the rank of Eagle in 1973. During that time, he led an assault to the top of Mount Katadin with his beloved scouts and two sons, Tony & Jon, to demonstrate he still had what it took to make it to the top.

John is survived by four children, Anthony K Adams and his wife Jean of North Yarmouth, Cheryl Hand and her husband Brian of Freedom, NH, Jon Adams and his wife Cheryl of Lisbon Falls and Chris Harriman and her husband Tomas of Portland. John looked forward to visits with six grandchildren, three great-grand children and one step-grand child. Tracy Adams, his wife Kelly and their children, Hunter, Megan & Caleb of Northwood, NH, Cory Adams of Standish, Adam Harriman of Biddeford, Erica Harriman of Windsor, CA, Rebecca Adams and fiancée Ian McLean of Salem, NH, Matthew Adams of Lisbon Falls and Kimberly Leadbetter of Bangor. John also leaves a sister, Elaine Wells of Farmington, her four children, Jeff Wells and his wife Donna of Farmington, Sheryl Duras and her husband Allan of Bedford, NH, Mike Wells and his wife Sandy of North Yarmouth and Rick Wells and his wife Cheryl of Farmington and many nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his parents as well as two brothers, Duane and Charles of Farmington. Duane had three children, Eddie, Susan and Jennifer. Charles had five children, Larry, Charlene, Gaylene, Brent and Terry.

John spent many enjoyable years teaching his sons; Tony and Jon how to hunt whitetail deer in the area around his boyhood home in Farmington. Tony bagged a deer when he was 15 during his very first hunting trip with his father and Uncles Duane and Charlie. Jon’s love of hunting continues to this day as he makes annual trips to Newfoundland, Canada where he hunts moose.

John is well known to his neighbors in Westbrook and at Bonnie Eagle Pond in Buxton for his generous nature, the produce from his garden, his many stories, his carpentry and his mechanical talents. He was the ultimate “Mr. Fixit” around the neighborhood. The support that John received during his illness from his many life long neighbors and friends was a constant source of strength to him and allowed him to be able to stay in his Westbrook house with his two cats, Gabby and Dudley up until the final four weeks of his life. He considered the assistance they so freely provided to be extraordinary and mentioned it up until the day of his death. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by family and friends.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. A graveside service will be held at 2PM on Friday, June 22.


Christian Thomas Chenard

Nurse Practitioner, Educator, Specialist in HIV and Mental Health Medicine

PORTLAND, M.E. – Christian Thomas Chenard, 56, died at his home on May 20, 2007.

From the time of his work in Africa with the Peace Corps as a young man to becoming an HIV Clinician at Portland’s Public Health Division, Chris was a natural teacher with the innate ability to create learning environments where people could challenge themselves, heal, and excel in personal and professional growth. Chris held himself to high standards. He strove to learn as much as possible about the things that interested him, which led to completing a PhD in Nursing and Health Sciences at the age of 55. Chris made a difference in the lives of his friends, colleagues, students, and patients with liberal doses of humor, grace, and humility. Chris was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in March, 2007.

Chris is survived by his life partner of 16 years, Eliott Cherry. Chris and Eliott celebrated their deep love, devotion, and commitment to each other with a Vermont Civil Union, by telling stories of their lives through the Maine SpeakOut Project, and by walking hand in hand around Back Cove, which became the inspiration for SpeakOut’s Walk With the Ones You Love.

Chris was born in Rumford, M.E. and predeceased by his father, Ernest P. Chenard and sister Elizabeth J. Chenard of Rumford. Surviving are Chris’ mother, Dorothy M. (Brown) Chenard of Rumford; three sisters, Catherine Briggette of Rumford and her life partner, Kenneth Briggette of Peru, Carol Tremblay of Cape Elizabeth, and Jacqueline Arsenault and her husband, George of New Portland; two brothers, William Chenard and his wife Gisele of Salem, and Gregory Chenard and his wife Reinette of Rumford; and nieces and nephews, Lindy Briggette of Boston, Mario and Maria Tremblay of Cape Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Jay Chenard of Salem, and Monica and Kristen Chenard of Rumford.

A memorial gathering will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Portland’s Payson Park near the site of a special bench that will be dedicated to the memory of Chris and his contributions to Portland and to Walk With the Ones You Love. Please call (207) 874-1030, Ext. 510 for exact location. Memorial donations in support of Walk With the Ones You Love may be made in Chris’ name to Community Counseling’s Maine SpeakOut Project, Community Counseling Center, 343 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Anne D. Ryan

Kennebunk- Anne D. Ryan, 75, of 53 Rollins Lane died May 27, 2007 after a seven year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

She was born in Waterville, Maine on November 27, 1931 the daughter of Lee and Marion Dutille.

Anne graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 1953 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She worked 40 years teaching throughout the U.S. She was a pioneer in the field of Special Education and was instrumental in implementing the system into public schools in the 1970’s.

In retirement, Anne knitted hundreds of scarves, hats & Mittens and donated them to local hospitals and homeless shelters. She always promoted the Ogunquit Playhouse, and served in many different capacities. She’ll be especially missed by he many patrons who enjoyed her wonderful smile and gracious welcoming as they entered the theater.

Throughout her life, Anne was a very talented ice figure skater and was accepted by the Ice Capades in 1956. she opted for marriage and raising a family and joined Lt. Vincent J. Ryan in a 20 year military career. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Maj. Vincent J. Ryan, USAF Ret of Kennebunk, two of her children Capt. Matthew J. Ryan and Wife Kimberly of Atlanta, GA. And Kathleen Ryan LeBlanc and husband Michael of Houston, TX. And seve.

grandchildren. Anne’s first born, Capt. Mark D. Ryan, USA, preceded her in death in 2003.

There will be no visiting hours. A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society of New England 1 Main St. Suite 300 Topsham, Me 04086-124.

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Thelma Lacey

Yarmouth-Thelma Lacey went to her Heavenly Father on Sunday May 20,2007 at Brentwood Nursing facility in Yarmouth.

She was born on March 10 1912 in Perry, New York, the daughter of Lloyd & Ethel Chapman. She was educated in Perry schools, graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1929. She received her teaching certificate from Geneseo Normal School as Salutatorian of class of 1932.

In 1933, she married Arthur L. Lacey, also from Perry. Together as Pastor & wife, they served churches in York, Massena, Buffalo, East Rochester and Ilion, New York. She taught Sunday school for many years in those churches. She also taught as a substitute teacher in public school systems and as an in-home tutor for handicapped children. Perhaps her favorite role was as a caring rol. model for her children and grandchildren. Her family adored her for her strength, faith, and guidance.

Surviving are a son Paul, wife Shareen, 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, a nephew David, and several grand nieces and grand nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Arthur and son Durwood.

A memorial service for family and friends will be arranged at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to; First Baptist Church of Fairport 92 So. Main Street Fairport, New York 14450 or Immanuel Baptist Church 156 High Street Portland, Maine 04101

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Steven E. Duggan

GRAY — Steven E. Duggan, 53, of Gray died Monday, May 21, 2007, after a long illness.

He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on June 4, 1953, a son of Norman E. Duggan and Jane H. Colarusso. He graduated from Brunswick High School and various trade schools.

He enjoyed music, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Gray.

Surving are a son, Jay Duggan, and a daughter, Summer Fitzhugh, and four grandchildren, all of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Paul Duggan and Bruce Duggan; and a sister, Lynne Duggan.

Private family services have been held. However, the family will attend the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 27, at the First Congregational Church of Gray.


Alonzo Hodgdon

Auburn-Alonzo Hodgdon, 83, of So. Paris, passed away May 21, 2007 at the Hospice House.

He was born in So. Paris, on February 8, 1924 the son of Alonzo Hodgdon Jr. and Myrtle Mildred Libby and attended schools in So. Paris and Buckfield.

He enjoyed Family, Grandchildren, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Camping, Motorcycles and Flying. Alonzo proudly served in the Military during WW11 as a Drill Instructor, Medical Aid man, and Low Target Reel Operator.

Alonzo as a Shoemaker at B.E. Cole and Norway footwear. Also, a Woodworker at Wilner Wood Products, Paris Gladding and A.C. Lawrence Tannery.

He was predeceased by his wife of 51Yrs. Katherine L. Tripp, Brother Glenwood F. Hodgdon, and two infant grandsons Brian and Matthew Hodgdon.

He is survived by a daughter Paula Allen of Harrison, sons Brian Hodgdon of Oxford, Steven Hodgdon of So. Paris. 5 Granddaughters, 2 Grandsons, 3 Great Granddaughters, and 5 Great Grandsons, 2 Sisters Mary Britton of So. Paris, and Bertha Reiman of Oxford, many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will take place on May 29, at 1:00pm. In the Streaked Mountain Cemetery.

Donations to the Colon Cancer Institute or Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Harold F. Keene Jr.

Lewiston-Harold F. Keene Jr., 67, of Bradman St. passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Central Maine Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston on November 5, 1939 the son of Harold Sr. and Dorothy Rollins Keene Sr.

Harold enjoyed playing crochet and Yahtzee and spending time with his family.

He worked for Jones and Vining for over 30 years.

Harold was predeceased by his parents, sisters Phyllis Keene, Dorothy Keene. He was survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Nancy Keene of Auburn, sons Mark Keene and wife Sandra of Lewiston, Mike Keene of Lewiston, 3 Brother Clyde, Dennis, Chuck, 9 sisters Edith, Florence, Margaret, Eleanor, Patricia, Jeannie, Carol, Karen, Brenda, grandchildren Julie Keene, Nicholas Dumont, step grandchildren Warren and Kristie Barter, several nieces, nephews cousins..

Harold will be forever loved and missed by his family.

Per Harold’s request there will not be any services.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Virginia M. Glover

PORTLAND -- Virginia M. Glover, 77, died Friday May 18, 2007, at Maine Medical Center after a five year courageous struggle against lymphoma. Her immediate family was at her bedside. Virginia was born in Marblehead, Mass., on July 23, 1929, the daughter of Jeannette Goodrow. She grew up in an extended household including her mother, sister, four uncles, grandfather and grandmother. Ginny developed her love of the sea through her many lobster excursions off Marblehead with her beloved grandfather, a local fisherman. Her love of gardening arose from helping with her grandmother's award-winning perennial garden.

Ginny met her future husband, Bryce, during WW II at the Salem Willows dance hall. She and her husband enjoyed many activities together including swimming, skiing, performing household projects and traveling.

Ginny was also skillful in many other areas including carpentry, cake decorating and crafts of all kinds. Vital and energetic at age 75, she repainted their house, built a bureau with one of her daughters and made a cat tower for her other daughter's cats. She enjoyed making clothing for her children and grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews and neighborhood friend's children. Ginny's creative birthday cakes were in high demand thanks to their witty design and delicious taste.

Ginny also had a long career as a social worker at Southern Coastal Family Planning. During that time she founded and ran the Women's Choice Clinic.

Ginny's family and many friends will fondly remember her wonderful sense of humor, generosity, kindness and valiant spirit.

Ginny is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bryce; children, Faith of Dallas ,Texas, Beth and her husband Kevin Shannon of San Francisco, and Peter, his wife Sarah and their two children, Mathew and Hannah.

Following Ginny's wishes her ashes will be interred in Marblehead this summer. A gathering of friends and family will be held at her home on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the Glover Family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Virginia's name to: . Fred Hutchinson Cancer . Research Center . Contributions, J5-200 . P.O. Box 19024 . Seattle, Washington 98109-1024 . http://www.fhcrc.org/donating. . Virginia M. Glover


Ronda L. Baird

Brunswick – Ronda L. (Dorrington) Baird, 59, beloved and devoted mother, nana and wife, died after a brief illness at Mid Coast Hospital with her family and God at her side on May 18. 2007.

She was born in Freeport October 1, 1947. She married her High School sweetheart on April 25, 1964. She was widowed by her beloved husband Harold Dorrington Jr. December 7, 1977. Left to raise four children which she did unselfishly giving more love and understanding then anyone one of us could ever ask for.

She was fortunate enough to find love again and married September 2, 1994. Ronda was a remarkable woman who lived life in positive light. Her delightful smile could brighten even the darkest day. She spent her life working and enjoyed everyone she came in contact with, making their day a little brighter.

Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandchildren. She loved cooking for her family in abundance (a food pusher). Her hobbies were playing bingo with her family & friends, long walks and gardening in the spring.

Mom is gone in body but lives in spirit watching over us with open arms.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Baird; her children Tina (Dorrington) Jones, Christy Dorrington 2007 UMA graduate, Toni-Jean (Dorrington) Seymour, Harold Dorrington, Four grandchildren, Paul Seymour Jr., Megan-Jean Seymour, Noah Jones, Ella Jones; sister Lorraine Merrill; and other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on May 30th at 1pm at the Burr Cemetery Freeport, Maine. A gathering will follow at the Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, for all friends and family to celebrate her life. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086.

Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, ME 04976.


Cynthia T. Sheketoff

Cynthia T. Sheketoff, 80, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, from complications of lung cancer. She was at home, in her own bed – with views of Casco Bay and her beloved property on Chebeague Island, Maine, surrounded by family and friends and, with the kindness and support of Hospice of Southern Maine and a dedicated home care team, she was peaceful and pain free to the end.

Born and raised in West Hartford, CT, she was a graduate of the Oxford School and Bradford Junior College. Until she moved to Chebeague in 1974, she had been Publicity Manager at Hartford National Bank for a few years and continued in that capacity for many years at Lowengard & Brotherhood.

Her fulfilling life on Chebeague included, as a ‘summer complaint,’ raising three boys, as well as running a taxi service the summers of 1959 & 1960. As a ‘year-round complaint,’ she had, for 13 plus years, been Clubhouse, then Business, Manager of the Great Chebeague Golf Club; a member of Chebeague Island Grange 576; and a past President and board member of the Chebeague Transportation Company. She was especially proud of having been a Co-Founder, and Director for seven years, of Chebeague Care Resources (now the Island Commons).

The daughter of the late William and Martha Tomlinson, she was predeceased by her husband, Merwin A. Sheketoff, and her eldest son, Tom Holt. She leaves her son Roger Holt of Melbourne, FL; son and daughter-in-law John and Mary Holt of Granby CT; grandchildren J Holt and his partner Jenny Goff, and Christian Holt.

A celebration will be held at the Chebeague Methodist Church on Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, your consideration of a donation to an organization that supports Chebeague community and programs would be appreciated. Of importance to Cynnie were. • “Island Commons Endowment Fund,” 132 Littlefield Rd, Chebeague Is, ME 04017 • “Samaritan Fund,” c/o Gail Miller, Treasurer, 36 Fenderson Rd, Chebeague Is, ME 04017 • “Cumberland Mainland & Islands Trust” (memo: Second Wind Farm), c/o Chebeague Rec Center, Chebeague Is, ME 0401.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatves.ne.

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Elinor A. Wing

LEWISTON---Elinor A. Wing, formerly of Winthrop, Maine passed away May lOth, 2007 ten days before her 90th birthday at Marshwood Nursing Facility, with family by her side. She was born in Bethel, Maine on May 20, 1917, the daughter of Elva Rolfe Leighton. She graduated from Kents Hill School, and later married Ulmont H. Wing. Elinor worked for Winthrop Telephone Company and helped build the successful Wing's Electric Service with her husband Ulmont. She was a wonderful cook and bridge player. She avidly enjoyed the sports of fishing and hunting in the Maine woods and waters, and she shared that enjoyment of the outdoors with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed and encouraged gatherings at the family home on Lake Maranacook and camps at The Forks and Sebec Lake, and passed that joy on to her entire family. She is survived by her son William Wing and his wife Joan, of Winthrop, daughter Gail-Mont Marr and husband Ken, of Lewiston, with whom she had made her home over the last several years, sons Alan Wing and his wife Eleanor of Parsonsfield, and Ulmont Wing and his partner Charles Peel of Washington, D. C. and step-daughter Helen Wing of Winthrop; six grandchildren, Robin Struck of Winthrop, Michael Wing and his wife Diane of Warren, Vt., Melissa Gagnon and her husband Timothy of Brunswick, Jeremy Ladd, of Winthrop, Jessica Marr, of Lewiston, and Nicholas Marr and his companion Errica Beaulieu and her son Daymon of Auburn; great-grandchildren, Zakary and Morgan Wing, Tucker and Tannar Gagnon, a great-grandchild expected in October, her sister Barbara McHugh of Scottsdale, AZ, a niece and two nephews. A private graveside service will be held Saturday May 19th. Family and friends are invited to a reception at the summer cottage of Ulmont Wing on Lake Annabessacook at noon on the 19th. Memorial donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston or the charity of ones choice.

The family wishes to thank her special caretaker Janet Belanger, the staff at AHHH and the staff of Buchanan House Marshwood Nursing Facility, for the loving care, which Elinor Received.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

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Karen S. Savage

Auburn – Karen S. Savage, 54, of Poland, died on May 14th at the Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Her loving fiancé and family members were by her side.

She was born in Farmington on April 2, 1953 the daughter of Lloyd and Marion (Walker) Haines.

She attended school in Philips and graduated from Mt. Abram in 1971. She moved to North Carolina where she was an apartment manager and a homemaker. Karen met her fiancé Erland Torrey in 2003. In 2004 she moved to Maine so that Karen could be closer to her family. She loved music and being a mother. And is remembered for her radiant smile.

She is survived by her beloved fiancé Erland; mother Marion of Jay; daughter Amy Savage and husband Ken Lettich of St. Pete, Fl; son Daniel of Fayetteville, NC; sisters’ Jackie and husband Clinton Abbott of Phillips, Sherry and husband Ronald Pinkham of Jay, Wanda and husband Skip Decker of Farmington, Cinder Savage of Industry; brothers Steve Haines and wife Linda of Phillips, Harland Haines and wife Julie of Avon, Tim Haines and companion Cindy of Avon, Brian Haines of Cambridge, MA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service celebrating Karen’s life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.ne. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.


Eldred G. Bartley

LEWISTON- Eldred G. Bartley, 72 of Lewiston, after a long illness met the Lord Sunday morning.

Al was born October 15, 1934 in Jackman Station, Maine; the son of Edward and Mathilda (Rodrigue) Bartley. He attended school at Edward Little and served from 1957 to 1959 in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany.

On August 1, 1959 he married his sweetheart Cecile Vachon of Auburn.

From 1963 to 1977 Al was self employed , and from 1977 thru 1995 he was a facilities manager for local institutions. Retiring in 1995 after 15 years as Chief of Maintenance for the Auburn Housing Authority.

Al was a long time member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Association and the First Assembly of God Church in Lewiston.

Al greatly enjoyed people and making them smile. Children were his passion. He also enjoyed leisurely drives, thinking of new ideas, woodworking, old cars, baseball (the Red Sox), reading, hot air ballooning, food of all kinds (Moxie soda, red hot dogs, fried clams and pickled eggs) and above all else his relationship with God.

Pre-deceased by his parents Edward and Mathilda Bartley, his brother Henry Bartley and his sister Beatrice Hart and her husband George.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Cecile; of Lewiston, one son Marcel Bartley and his wife Deborah of Eliot, Maine; one daughter Diane Daskey and her husband James Daskey of Auburn; two brothers Paul Bartley and his wife Jackie of Henderson Nevada, William Bartley and his wife Nancy of Kittery; a sister Cecilia Talpey and her husband Frank Talpey of Englewood, Florida; four sister-in-laws Lillian Bartley of Auburn: Jeanine Newcomb and her husband Eddie Newcomb of Auburn; Gisele Gagnon and her husband Bertrand Gagnon of Auburn; Charlotte Larue of Greene; three brother-in-laws Jules Vachon and his wife Theresa Vachon of Auburn; Albani Vachon of St. Rene Beauce, Quebec, Canada; and Rene Vachon of Lisbon.

Eldred is also survived by three grand children, a grandson Devon Daskey of Auburn, and Elizabeth and Amanda Bartley of Eliot, and a step grand daughter Vanessa Daskey of South Berwick; along with twenty nephews and fourteen nieces. The Twin Cities has lost a great friend in the passing of Eldred Bartle.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM at Funeral Alternatives. Funeral services will be held at Noon on THURSDAY at First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Road, Lewiston. The Rev. Donald Cougle will be officiating. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred in Eldred’s memory to ACR Research and Education Foundation, ATTN: Paula J. Reed, 1800 Century Place, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345.Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.net

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Harriet Seltzer

Harriet Seltzer, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on May 9th. In honoring Harriet's request, there will be no funeral. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate her memory at Sandy and Rich Kahn's house on Wednsday, May 16th from 5 to 7 PM. A service will follow, in the Jewish tradition, at 7:30 PM. Thank you to all who touche. her life. If you have any questions, please call Sandy Kahn at 207-650-1815.


Earl J. Bennett

Lewiston-Earl J. Bennett, 54, of Holland St. Lewiston died on May 9, 2007 at Central Maine Medical Center due to Complications of Heart Surgery.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1953 in Lewiston the son of James T. and Yvonne E. (Hodgdon) Bennett.

Earl was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Pastime Club.

He worked at various shoe shops throughout the area.

Earl was predeceased by his father James Bennett, a niece Donna Beaudoin, many aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother Yvonne Bennett of Lewiston, Daughter Lisa Wilkinson of New Hampshire, 4 grandchildren, sisters Mary Beaudoin and husband Richard of Lewiston, Sue Crosby of Lewiston, brothers William Bennett of Auburn and Chet Bennett of Unity.

There will no services at this time.

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Nancy Waterhouse

Augusta-Nancy M. Waterhouse, age 76, of Augusta passed away May 9, 2007 from a long illness at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, with her family by her side.

She was born in Hallowell on July 25, 1930 to Beulah (Young) and Russell Knox.

She was educated in Hallowell and Gardiner schools. In 1958 she married David Waterhouse and raised 4 children. Besides being a hardworking mother and wife, Nancy worked at WT Grants, was a school crossing guard, and a laundry attendant at the Randolph Polyclean.

Some of her favorite pastimes were her weekly shopping trips with her sister, taking a road trip to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, various card games, family gatherings, and she enjoyed the people and activities a the Kennebec Plaza.

She is predeceased by her husband David of 38 years of marriage.

She is survived by children; Janet and husband Dana Damren of Augusta, Brian and wife Kim Waterhouse of Pittston, Jon Waterhouse of Augusta, and Rusty and wife Helen Waterhouse of Randolph. Sister Shirley Roy of West Gardiner, Brothers Randy and wife Jean Knox of Randolph and David and wife Cheryl Knox of West Gardiner. Grandchildren; Melissa and husband Zack Delehanty of Auburn, Kristina and husband Bernie Roderick of Waterville, Jennifer Waterhouse of Riverside California, Liz Waterhouse of Riverside California, Jason and wife Amber Waterhouse of Randolph, Michael McLaughlin of Randolph, Matt McLaughlin of Augusta, Amber, Jasmine, Nicholas, and Parker Waterhouse of Augusta. Great Grandchildren; Brendan Roderick of Waterville, Emma Waterhouse of Randolph, and soon to be baby Delehanty of Auburn. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service will be at the Old Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Old Belgrade Road, Augusta on Tuesday, May 15th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Nancy’s name to a charity of your choice.

Special acknowledgement to the nurses, respiratory therapists. and doctors in the Critical Care Unit of Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. Your care and compassion were matched by her spunk and lively attitude. Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts.

Arrangements were made by Funeral Alternatives, 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Harold John “Jack” Bernard

Portland – Harold John “Jack” Bernard of Collins Road, Yarmouth, died Wednesday, May 3, 2007, at the age of 72.

Known to family and friends as Jack, he was born on September 28, 1934. He was the younger son of Harold Oliver and Annie Cecelia (O’Leary) Bernard. A 1954 Edward Little High School graduate, Jack was an outstanding athlete, excelling in football, track, and baseball. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he earned numerous distinctions. In 1996, Jack retired from Casco Bay Ford. An avid music lover, Jack enjoyed playing the organ and trumpet, and writing music.

Jack was a licensed pilot, car enthusiast, creative artist, and collector. Jack’s zest for life and fun-loving spirit inspired all who knew him. Jack’s exuberant life was blessed with true friends and a close and loving family. The special bond he shared with his brother Timothy lives on through stories from Dartmouth Street, to the pool halls and football fields of Auburn, to the beaches o. Harpswell.

Jack died at Maine Medical Center from complications stemming from a long battle with diabetes. He was attended in his final moments by his devoted wife and sister-in-law, Beverly Pulk of Brunswick.

His memory and spirit remain through his brother Timothy of Harpswell, two cousins, Theresa and Patricia Linehan of Dorchester, beloved wife Maureen of Yarmouth, two daughters, Tammy and Dianna, three sons, Yvon, Stephen and Carmille and four grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, and a cousin, Ann Linehan.

A public Mass will be held in his honor on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 11: 00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, Pleasant St. in Brunswick. A private burial ceremony will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick in the name of “Charlie” the cat.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

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David Compton

Auburn-David Compton, 65, of Buckfield ME, died Monday, May 1, 2007 after successfully fighting cancer for more than a year. He was born in Bronxville, NY on September 6, 1941, the son of Richard and Eleanor Compton. He spent his early years in the company of his sister, Carol (Compton) Wingard, and his brother, Scott Compton, developing his lifelong passion for learning and languages. He attended the Holderness School and Bates College, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in French, and spending his junior year studying in Paris. It was at Bates that he met the love of his life, Janet (Suomela) Compton. They married in 1964, and laughed, cried, and grew together for the next 42 years. David enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1963 and served in Germany in an intelligence capacity. Returning to the United States, he earned a master’s degree from Brown University, and embarked on a teaching career spanning more than 30 years. He taught French, English as a second language, and computers at Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT, where he was chairman of the language department, and at Hebron Academy in Hebron, Maine. In his retirement years, he built a home in Buckfield, Maine, and published four novels, A Filthy Business, Nexus, Catalyst, and Claxton Hall. David served as chairman of the deacons committee at the First Congregation Church in South Paris, ME where he was an active member. He loved classical music, model railroading, and a rural lifestyle. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Kirstii Compton, of Manchester, CT, and two cats, Gandalf, and Samwise, of Buckfield, ME. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in South Paris, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to Hebron Academy in support of the Compton Award in Languages, or the First Congregational Church in South Paris, ME, or Androscoggin Hospice House Fund, 236 Stetson Rd, Auburn ME, 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Ruben L. Luna

LEWISTON - Ruben L. Luna died in Lewiston, April 27.

He was born in Brownsfield, Texas, on Dec. 2, 1950. He was married to Deborah Luna, of Lewiston, on July 3, 1990.

He served in the military for 13 years. He was an employee of Libbey Mill then after that, was a hand-sewer for many years.

He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and spending time with his family.

He is survived by sons, David Luna, and girlfriend, Ashley Emery of Mechanic Falls and Jason Luna of Lewiston; daughter, Melissa Dunn of Auburn; stepchildren, Mike and Kathy May, Roger and Laurie Bouchard and Michael Bouchard, and girlfriend, Liza Pool, all of Lewiston; sisters, Socorro Lopez of Florida, Belen Rivera and Elvira Rico of Texas; 14 grandchildren; and close friend, Jerry Gaudette of Lewiston.

Burial will be held at the new Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston.


Erland (Bud)Ashton

Lewiston-Erland (Bud) Ashton passed away Monday afternoon following a short illness with his family at his side.

He was born in Auburn, Maine, on Jan. 18th, 1929, the son of Fred & Angie (Field) Ashton.

He attended Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little in 1948. He served in the Air Force from 1949 to 1951. On Dec. 13, 1958, he married his beloved wife, Jeannine Galipeau. Bud worked as a parking lot attendant for Ward Bros. and then at the Parking Garage for the City of Lewiston until his retirement in 1996. His favorite hobby was model airplanes which he flew as line-control and radio-control. He belonged to the War Birds Control Line Plane Club as well as a long time member of the A.M.A. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling to visit family members; keeping a perfectly, manicured lawn & flowers; enjoying his wife's excellent cooking; and spending quality-time with his loving wife & beloved cat, Joy-Angel.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marion (Ashton) Caron. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jeannine; his sister Eudora (Dodi) Juneau; his two sons--Mark and his fiancee, Pauline Michaud, and Gary Ashton of Washington and friend Martha; his daughter, Kim (Ashton)Warf and her husband Paul; two granddaughters--Ashton & Amy Warf; his niece & nephew, Karen & Bob Eldridge; his great-grandniece, Shea; and his beloved cat, Joy-Angel; and other family members.

His family would like to thank the nurses & CNA staff at St. Mary's Hospital; the loving care of the Home Hospice staff; Dr. Hatfield, his primary physician; the expertise of Dr. Monzel; and special thanks to Pastor Cougle of First Assembly of God Church, Lewiston, for his love & support. Erland G. Ashton, 78, of Grove St., died on Monday, April 30, 2007, at his home.

In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in Erland’s memory to the First Assembly of God, 70 Hogan Rd., Lewiston, M. 04240.

For those unable to attend condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Gerard W. Clavet

NORTH TURNER - Gerard W. Clavet, 64, of North Turner, passed away peacefully with his family and friends surrounding him on April 19.

He was born July 14, 1942, to Edward and Blanche (Thibodeau) Clavet.

He is survived by his mother, Blanche Clavet of Auburn; son, Rene Clavet of Farmingdale; daughter, Teri Clavet of Auburn; granddaughter, Anjee Clavet of Auburn; daughter, Tonia Holm of Washington; his ex-wife and close friend, Rachelle Clavet of Lewiston; two brothers, Maurice Clavet of Lewiston, and Alfred Clavet of Sumner; and three sisters, Theresa Thomasino of West Monroe, N.Y., Lucille Gouldrup of Auburn, and Annette Braxton of Lewiston; along with their families. Four stepchildren, Debbie Williams, Steve Bourget, Judy Dunham and David Bourget, and their children.

Jerry was predeceased by his brother, Roland Clavet; and father, Edward Clavet.

He had a great sense of humor and always made everyone laugh. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working on his truck. He will be missed by many. There will be no funeral or wake, honoring his wishes. He will remain forever young.


Constance Brackett

Brackett, Constance-of Old Danville Rd. passed away on April 27, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 30th at 10 am at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Turner St. Auburn.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Lawrence M. Chadburn

Chadburn- Lawrence M. Chadburn, 60, of Russell St. in Lewiston, died on Friday, April 20, 2007, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. No services are announced.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Rodney W. Sargent

Lewiston-Rodney W. Sargent, 67, of Swale Lane passed away on Monday, April 23, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

He was born on October 5, 1939 in Mechanic Falls the son of Wallace and Bessie Sargent.

Rodney graduated from Edward Little High School.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany. Rodney would later go on to work for Pioneer Plastics for the next 33 years as a supervisor.

Rodney was a member of the Summit Spring Golf Club in Poland Spring. He enjoyed Golfing, fishing, camping, traveling with his wife, cruises and generally anything to do with the outdoors.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Robert Sargent and nephew Paul Levasseur. Rodney is survived by his beloved with Rita of 40 years of Lewiston, brothers Richard Sargent of Auburn, Stanley Sargent and wife Diane of Georgia, Roger Sargent and wife Irene of New Hampshire, sisters Marilyn Taylor of Lewiston, Barbara Plummer of Raymond, many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, April 27th from 7 to 9pm at Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 28th at 10am at Funeral Alternatives. Committal services will take place on Monday, April 30th at 11am at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Chadburn- Lawrence M. Chadburn, 60, of Russell St. in Lewiston, died on Friday, April 20, 2007, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. No services are announced.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Todd E. Parsons

Portland- Todd E. Parsons, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at Maine Medical Center in Portland from complications of Pick’s Disease. He had been a resident at Sedgewood Commons; a dementia care facility in Falmouth, ME for one year. .

The son of Stanley and Natalie Parsons of Norway, ME, he was born in Winchester, MA on March 20, 1965. He graduated from Lynn English High School in Lynn, MA and then from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He was employed at Boston Edison/ N-Star as an electrical engineer for 20 years. Todd was an avid fan of all Boston sports and also enjoyed traveling, NASCAR races, deer hunting, and skiing. He was a member of Boston Ski & Sports Club and once had traveled to Austria to ski the Alps.

He is survived by his parents, a sister Tania Silver of Alton, NH, a niece Kristine Silver of Madison, TN, and several aunts and uncles.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at some future date. Many fond memories are shared by those who knew him and the family wishes that you reminisce about him while enjoying a cold one.


Lawrence W. Hathorne

Lawrence W. Hathorne, 92, of Auburn, died Monday, April 16 at Clover Manor after a brief illness.

He was born in Auburn, February 17, 1915, the son of Oliver S. and Ethel L. (Hodgman) Hathorne. On November 24, 1944 he married Jean F. Corey who survives.

He was educated in Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1933. He then attended the Auburn Maine School of Commerce. For 35 years he worked for the United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Auburn in the Order, Machinery and Sales departments. For six years he worked for the American Shoe Machinery Corp. of Massachusetts serving as sales representative for the State of Maine.

He received his Layman’s Preaching License from the Methodist Conference and was pastor of the Long Island Methodist Church in Casco Bay for seven years, the Minot Corner and Mechanic Falls Methodist Churches for 22 years, and the Sixth Street Congregational Church in Auburn for 25 years, while serving the West Minot Union Church for 21 years. He joined the Auburn United Methodist Church, formerly the High Street Methodist Church, on January 21, 1932 making him a 75-year member.

During his lifetime, he officiated at 1604 weddings and over 3000 funerals. His favorite hobby was visiting and being with people.

His local activities included serving as Past President of the Washburn School PTA, Past Noble Grand of Abou Ben Adhem Lodge of the Odd Fellows, Past Chairman of the local branch of the American Red Cross, Past Secretary of the Auburn Exchange Club, Past Secretary of Boy Scout Troop 106, and as a corporator of the Auburn Public Library. He was also Past Secretary of the Lewiston-Auburn Clergy Association.

His Masonic activities including serving as Past Secretary of Tranquil Lodge #29, AF and AM, Past Secretary of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Past Assistant Director of the Greeters of Kora Temple Shrine, and Past Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Maine. He was also a member of the Maine Council of Deliberation.

On September 29, 1992 he was coronated a Sovereign Grand Inspector’s General 33-degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Federation of the United States of America. Coupled with that honor, in 1984 he served as Imperial Chaplain of the Shrine and preached from the Old North Church in Boston, the proudest achievement of his adult life.

According to his wishes, visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 25 from 2pm to 4 pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Auburn Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner Street, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 pm.

Funeral services are planned for Saturday, May 26 at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Avenue, where the family will greet friends at a reception afterward in the fellowship hall. The committal service will be at 2 pm on Sunday, May 27 at Highland Cemetery in West Poland. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to: Masonic Learning Centers for Children, Inc., PO Box 55881, Boston, MA 02205-5881.

Survivors include his wife, Jean, of Auburn; three children, James C. Hathorne (Susan) of Lyman, ME, Nancy Hathorne Walker (Peter) of Ft. Morgan, CO, and William L Hathorne of Prairie Village, KS; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services are under the direction of Funeral Alternatives.


Catherine D. Grafflin

AUBURN - Catherine Dennis Grafflin, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., died April 15, at Schooner Estates in Auburn.

Born Catherine Emeline Dennis, on June 29, 1914, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of international attorney William Cullen Dennis, later president of Earlham College; sister of attorney David Worth Dennis II, U.S. Representative from Indiana and a member of the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment hearings for Richard M. Nixon; and wife of Dr. Allan Lyle Grafflin, second-in-command of the 105th (Harvard) General Hospital in the Pacific Theater during World War II, subsequently head of the Department of Anatomy of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and later a clinical ophthalmologist with a private practice in Danvers, Mass.

Never having completed high school, due to extended residence abroad, including China and Chile, accompanying her father's practice of international law, she finished her formal education with a B.A. from Earlham College, study at the Middlebury Language Schools and an M.A. in French Language and Literature from Radcliffe College.

She cut short an early career as a writer of children's literature in order to support her husband's professional life and raise her own children, whose upbringing was enriched by her steady output of verse (often illustrated), drawings and short stories.

A woman with a strict personal code that was never allowed to interfere with the insights of a loving and generous heart, she enjoyed a wide circle of friendships, both human and animal. All of this was gradually and irrevocably taken from her by Alzheimer's Disease, in the grip of which, over the last decade of her life, she slipped further and further away from everything and everyone she had ever cared about, with her accustomed gentleness of spirit.

Her loss is felt, and her life celebrated, by her children, Mary Grafflin of San Francisco, Calif.; Dennis Grafflin of Lewiston; and David Grafflin of Richmond, Ind.; her daughters-in-law, Vicki Grafflin of Richmond, Ind.; and Jan Phillips of Lewiston; her grandchildren, Jonathan Grafflin of Coppell, Texas; Matthew Grafflin of Richmond, Ind.; and Calder Phillips-Grafflin, of Lewiston; as well as her nephew and niece, Bill and Ellen Dennis.

A great-granddaughter, Sofia Isabella Grafflin, of Coppell, Texas, was born shortly before her death.

A memorial tribute is planned at the ecological field station given by her family to the Earlham College Department of Biology.


Eric A. Johnson

JOHNSON - Eric A., 59, of Auburn, died in Auburn, April 16. A private memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are in the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240.


Lawrence W. Hawthorne

HATHORNE - Lawrence W., 92, of Auburn, died Monday, April 16. Funeral services are planned for Memorial Day weekend. A complete obituary will follow.


Roger E. Dumais

BRUNSWICK — Roger E. Dumais, 61, of Brunswick died on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at a Brunswick hospita.

He was born on April 2, 1945. He volunteered for Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick as an usher and transportation for eight years. He enjoyed gardening and taking trips to Bailey Island to watch the ocean.

Surviving are his lifetime partner, Raymond Barr of Brunswick; a sister, Priscilla LaBonte of Lewiston; two sons, Andre Dumais of Vernon, Conn. and J.P. Dumais of Windham,.

At the deceased's request, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, ME 04011.


Granville (Bud) F. Hill

Waterford-Granville Hill of Waterford passed away April 12, 2007 at his home in Waterford, Maine from recurring cancer.

Granville was born 6/20/40 in Lewiston, Maine, son of Harold F. Hill and Marion Judkins Hill. He was self employed for many years in the heavy equipment and welding industries. For several years in the 60’s and 70’s, Bud raced a stock car at Oxford Plains Speedway and in more recent years took pleasure in going to Florida in the winter – enjoying not only the warm weather but horse races. He was a fierce foe at cribbage. Many a partner lined up to enjoy a dance with him.

Mr. Hill is survived by his special companion, Ruthie with whom he shared the last 10 years and who cared for him during his illness. He had two sons, Gary Lee of Waterford and Rawn Eric of S. Paris, two grandsons, Levi of Waterford and Kendall of North Norway, a special daughter-in-law, Vicky of North Norway. He will be greatly missed by his sisters, Cynthia Curtis of Spokane, Washington, Marilyn Bailey of Bakersville, North Carolina, Rosetta Milliken of Windham, Maine and Lenora Burke of Brunswick, Maine. He also leaves 6 nieces and 7 nephews who loved their “Uncle Buddy”.

At Mr. Hill’s request, there will be no funeral services at this time, but there will be a memorial service this summer to celebrate his life. If you so desire, please make memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society in his memory.


Richard A. Jackson

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE -- Richard A. Jackson, 74, died peacefully at his home in Cumberland Foreside on April 6, 2007, one year after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1932, in Portland to Arthur Herbert and Genevieve Estes Jackson. He attended Bath schools and was a graduate of Boston University. He served nine years in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge as a Captain in 1964. He worked as a financial advisor for almost 50 years.

He lived his life through the quotation, I never made a promise I couldn't keep.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol SeeHusen. They married on May 31, 1958. He leaves their three children, Anne M. of California, Elizabeth C. of New Gloucester, and Thomas A. of California; and three grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, James E. of Falmouth; and two sisters, Marcia of Bath and Gwen of Augusta.

He was an avid golfer and a member of Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center.

At his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives, Rt. 1, Yarmouth.

Memorial donations may . be made to: . VNA . 50 Foden Rd. . South Portland, Maine 04106 . or to ALS of Northern New England . The Concord Center . 10 Ferry St. . Concord, New Hampshire 03301


Robert L. Currie

Lewiston- Robert L. Currie, 78, a longtime resident of West Auburn, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 22, 1928 in Lewiston, the son of Robert H.and Grace (Brown) Currie and after attending Lewiston school, he graduated from Edward Little High School in 1946.

Bob proudly served his country in the Korean Conflict with the United States Army. H. worked for Murphy Fur of Lewiston, Red Rose Tea of Canada, and the wholesale food industry, retiring from Pezrow Enterprises of Scarborough in the early nineties.

He enjoyed old movies, the ocean, watching boxing, bagpipe music, and especially time spent with his family; children, grandchildren and close friends.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, an infant daughter and brother Stanley R. Currie. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Elaine (Bennett) Currie of Auburn, daughters Pam Anthony and husband Mark of Mechanic Falls, Linda Austin of Greene, son Scott Currie and wife Katie of Poland, sister Jackie Harder and husband James of Old Orchard Beach, sister-in-law Mildred Currie of Falmouth, grandchildren Emily Anthony and fiancée Tim Allen of Mechanic Falls, Stacy Austin of Sabattus, Jeremy Austin of Greene, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 11am at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

In Bob’s memory, donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, ME 04240.


Eli Joseph Dube

Lewiston-Eli J. Dube, 63, of Lisbon Falls died Friday, April 6, 2007 at Central Maine Medical Center due to medical complications.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1944 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston the son of Edmond and Diane (Bergeron) Dube and attended Lisbon Schools.

Eli enjoyed spending time with his best friend Cliff up at camp. He was employed by MT Pools for 10 years. Eli was a devoted father and was a good friend to many. He freely gave of himself to others in need. Family and friends remained at this side to the end.

Eli is survived by two daughters Cyndi Henderson of Bangor, Brenda Bartlett of Sabattus, sisters Marie Ridley of Litchfield, Patricia Bouchard of Sabattus, Henry Dube of Richmond, Armand Dube of Lewiston, sister-in-law Marilyn Dube of Litchfield, eight grandchildren Joseph, Adam, Donnie, Jay, Auburn Dawn, Leah, Christian and Jaline, several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his oldest brother Eddie Dube.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 11am at Club Texas 150 Center St. Auburn.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Iona S. Berube

Auburn-Iona Shirley Berube, 85, of Grandview St. Lisbon, passed away in the presence of her loving family at the Hospice House, on Saturday, night April 7, 2007.

She was born in Lisbon on November 9, 1921 the daughter of Lena and Walter Barshdorf. She attended Lisbon schools and was a dedicated housewife and mother.

She enjoyed gardening-especially her rock garden, the outdoors and nature, was an accomplished cook, and was an expert quilter. Iona took an especially keen interest in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her younger years she enjoyed skiing and skating. Iona had a large circle of friends and was loved by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband Vivan Berube in 2002 to whom she was married for 48 years . She is survived by her sons Richard and his companion Mary Hamel, Ronald, Robert and his companion Denise Hart, Roger and his wife Gisele (LaPlante), Randy, and Glenn; a brother Wallace (Buster) Barshdorf and his wife Irene, a sister Lorraine (Barshdorf) Morse; five grandchildren Katrina Berube, Kylee Bard, Alex Berube, Deirdre Berube, Nathan Berube; and two great-grandchildren Talon Bard and Cambri Bard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in the memory of Iona to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

A private family service will take place in the spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Edith E. DeSantis

Auburn, Maine-Edith Emily DeSantis, 89, a resident at Clover Manor in Auburn, Maine died March 31, 2007.

Born in Newark, NewJersey on January 2, 1918 to Ettore and Arminda (Ilaria) D'Amato she was one of nine children. She learned the art of nurturing from her own mother. She left high school to work as a seamstress in a clothing factory.

In 1941 she married Joseph DeSantis. They raised three children living in Irvington, New Jersey and then later in Springfield, New Jersey. Edith was a devoted wife and mother. Her children grew up in a home that was the hub for neighborhood children. A beautiful woman known for her quick insight and generosity, she made a lasting impression in all those that met her. Over the years she was able to cope with the hardships that life sent her way because of her great inner strength and faith in God.

After becoming a widow 34 years ago she managed to create a life for herself through thrift and an independent spirit. She moved to California for several years and then to Florida. She loved gardening, cooking and had . sense of elegance. Spending time with family and friends was always a priority.

The past four and a half years sh. lived at Clover Manor where she was tended by a very caring and attentive staff as she struggled with Alzheimer's.

She leaves a daughter Linda Pomerantz residing in Auburn; a granddaughter, Sandra Pomerantz residing in Waltham, Massachusetts; a son, Michael DeSantis and his wife, Kathy residing in Sacramento, California; two sisters, Dora Greenwood residing in Lakewood, New Jersey and Gilda Perry and her husband, Edward residing in Brick, New Jersey. She also leaves three brothers, Armand D'Amato and his wife Antoinette of Long Island, New York. Michael Dainer and his wife Julia residing in Boynton Beach, Florida, and Albert D'Amato and his wife Marie residing in Alpharetta, Georgia; two sister in laws Louisa D'Amato and Teodora D'Amato of New Jersey; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1973; her son, Joseph Jr. in 2000; a sister, Antoinette Ruland; and two brothers, Dante and Alphonse D'Amato.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Edith in July at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Plainfield, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Clover Manor on 440 Minot Ave., in Auburn, ME 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240. 207-784-1700


Roger E. Dumais

BRUNSWICK - Roger E. Dumais died April 1, in Brunswick.

Born in Lewiston, April 2, 1945, he enjoyed gardening and his ride to Bailey Island to watch the ocean.

Survivors include his companion, Raymond Barr of Brunswick; his sister, Priscilla Labonte of Lewiston; and two sons, Andre and J.P. Dumais.

At his request, there will be no funeral services.


Eleanor Burdin

South Paris- Eleanor Burdin, age 83, of South Paris, died on Saturday March 31, 2007 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. Born Eleanor Louise Bowles on Janurary 21, 1924 in Livermore, Maine the daughter of John and Sophie Bowles. She graduated from Livermore Falls High School. In 1944 Eleanor enlisted in the Marine Corps to serve for two years during WWII. During her enlistment she worked as an airplane mechanic. She met her first husband in California, Clayton H Ring , who served in the Marine Corps for almost 30 years. Clayton was from Bryant Pond, Maine. For many years they moved from base to base until Clayton retired and they returned to Maine. They had two daughters, Cynthia born in North Carolina and Constance born in California. Eleanor worked several civil service jobs on different bases. After returning to Maine she worked for the US Postal Service as the Postmaster in North Turner and then the Postmaster in Turner until she retired in 1985.

During her years as a Postmaster she was very active in the National Association of Postmasters of the United States. She held several officer positions including State President and Editor of the state chapter’s newsletter. She also served on the national level and spent years traveling to national conventions with her husband Clayton until his death in 1983. After retiring from the Postal Service Eleanor started spending her winters in Florida near her brother and bought a place in Pinellas Park. In 1996 she married Thomas Burdin. They made their home in Florida and came back to Maine to spend their summers on Bear Pond in Hartford where they spent many hours on their pontoon boat.

She was a beautiful seamstress and made many of her family’s clothes as her daughters were growing up. She loved playing cards and was active in several bridge groups during her life. She and her husband Clayton also loved to dance and spent many years as members of square dance clubs while living down south.

She is predeceased by husband, Clayton H. Ring, daughter Cynthia Parkin, brothers Lowell Bowles, Emerson Bowles, and Clifton (Kip) Bowles, and sisters Hilda Hannon and Margaret Bunten.

Survived by husband Thomas Burdin (Sout. Paris), sister Arlene Tislow and husband Bob (Moses Lake, WA) daughter Connie Shaw , her husband Paul (Hartford) and their children- Scott Varney and wife Kari-Jo (Turner), Adam Varney and wife Nicole their son Taylor (Greene), Eben Shaw and wife Susan and their sons Oren and Blaine (Turner), Jaime MacCaffray and husband Andrew (St. George), grandson Joshua Parkin (Tampa, FL) and two stepsons and their families.

Visting hours: Wednesda. April 4 from 4pm to 7p. at Funeral Alternatives , 25 Tampa St Lewiston.

Memorial Service Thursda. April 5 at 2pm at the new Maine Veteran’s Cemetery Chapel Mt. Vernon Rd. August.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St , South Paris, ME 0428.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Hannah E. Spinney Gunn

SOUTH PORTLAND -- Hannah Elizabeth Spinney Gunn died in the South Portland Nursing Home on March 6, 2007, at the age of 95, of pneumonia.

She was born in Hermon on Nov. 28, 1911, daughter of Franklin Perce and Celia May James Spinney. She was educated in schools in Hermon and Portland. She married Kenneth Gunn in 1936, and he died in 1969.

She retired from Nissen's Bakery after 40 years of employment.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband; daughter Katherine Urbano of Portland; son Kenneth Gunn of Florida; sister Maxine Winckler of Windham, and brother Frank Spinney of Gray.

Surviving are granddaughters, Melissa Butler and Bonnie Duncan of Westbrook, and Debbie Foster of Virginia Beach, Va.; and grandson Kevin Foster of Portland; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and one sister, Ruth Spinney Hanscom of Portland.

The family thanks the staff of the South Portland Nursing Home for their good care. Hannah had beautiful blue eyes and she will be greatly missed, especially at the weekly beano games.

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives of Yarmouth. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook with graveside services in May.


Wellesley Clarendon (Wellie) Wright

Freeport- Wellesley C. (Wellie) Wright, 91, of Freeport, and formerly of Bowdoin died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the Freeport Nursing Home.

Wellesley was born in Boston on May 8, 1915, the son of William Wellesley and Mary (Card) Wright. Wellesley grew up in Woolwich and attended area schools. On November 23, 1938 he married Pearl Doughty and together they raised a family. He worked many years at Bath Iron Works and for various area construction companies. He retired in 1978 from Stuart Construction Company.

Wellesley was devoted to his family and a loving caretaker to his wife. He enjoyed nature, animals, farming, yard sales, repairing lawn mowers, talking on the CB, and telling stories of his life and times. His family says that he was a good man, kind and loving and always ready to lend a helping hand.

Wellesley was predeceased by his loving wife in 2002 and a son; John E. Wright, in 1990.

He is survived by sons Paul A. Wright and his wife Ann of Wiscasset, and Leon R. Wright and his wife Nancy of Georgetown, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a special daughter-in-law Winifred Chauvin of Middletown, CT, and several nieces.

A memorial service for family and friends is planned for early summer at Bay view Cemetery, Bowdoinham, date and time to be announced.

If desired memorial donations may be made in Wellesley’s name to the Activities Fund at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 3 East St. Freeport, Me 04032.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Wendie G. David

AUBURN - Wendie G. David, 62, of Jay, died March 22, at Hospice House in Auburn. Her passing was the conclusion of a long and heroic fight against throat cancer, a fight she undertook with all her being and one which greatly inspired those who knew her.

She was born Oct. 21, 1944, in Montreal, Canada. She grew up in Rye, N.Y., and graduated from Rye High School in 1962. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1967, with a bachelor of arts in French, cum laude.

She became certified to teach at Pace University in Westchester County, N.Y., in 1969, and taught French and other subjects at schools in suburban New York City. She served as a substitute teacher in the Jay and Livermore Falls school systems after moving to Jay in 1976, and also served for a number of years as the school marm, or head teacher, of the one-room schoolhouse of the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, (in which role she especially enjoyed standing inattentive students in the corner of the schoolhouse with a dot of ink on their noses to demonstrate the severity of classroom discipline in the "olden days").

Her professional career included a number of years as administrative assistant to the law firm Rowe and Ruffalo, of Livermore Falls. Most recently she was employed by I.C.T. Group of Wilton. She continued to work a shortened schedule at I.C.T. during her illness, and was tremendously grateful to her employer for giving her the opportunity to play a beneficial role while she aggressively treated her cancer.

She had two children whom she loved dearly. Her daughter, Emma R. David, died in 2002, following a car accident in 1995, which left her severely disabled. Her son, Andrew B. David, lives in New York City with his wife, Michele. Andrew and his wife are both attorneys working in the finance industry, and are expecting their first child, Wendie's first grandchild, in June 2007.

She was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed by her parents, Albert and Eleanor Gedney, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and by her brother and his wife, Albert and Joanne Gedney, of Gloversville, N.Y.

She will be mourned by the community of the First Baptist Church in Livermore Falls, a community of which she was a part for over 30 years, and by friends and family near and far.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church of Livermore Falls. She will be interred near the resting place of her daughter, Emma, at Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 1. Her family is grateful for the superb care provided her throughout her illness by the staff of the Franklin Memorial Hospital and by the Hospice House during her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME, 04240 or the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 500W, Bethesda, MD 20814-3271.


Jesse Miller

Auburn-Jesse Miller,57, of Laurel Ave. in Auburn, Died on March 19, 2007 at his home. There will be no services at this time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Jean Paul LeBrun, Sr.

Augusta- Jean Paul LeBrun Sr. 82, of Mark St., Lewiston, died at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta on March 22, 2007, where he was a resident for nearly two years..

He was born in Auburn on November 4, 1924, the son of Edmond LeBrun and Alice Picard. He attended the Auburn School system until the age of 15 when joined the Army on May 20, 1940. He was in the 103rd Infantry Division and served in the South Pacific. He volunteered as a "Merrill's Marauder" and served in the India-Burma Campaign. He was very proud to have served his country, receiving the Asian-Pacific Theatre ribbon, two Bronze Service Stars, Purple Heart, American Defense Service Ribbon, Combat infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and Good Conduct Medal awards. He was a member of the VFW and DAV and he and Louise attended many Merrill's Marauder reunions. He worked for years as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and owned and operated a Phillips 66 business in Auburn until retiring due to illness.

He married the former Louise A. Girouard of Lewiston on July 2, 1945. She passed away on August 12, 2000.

He enjoyed traveling in his motor home with his wife and son, Kenny, who passed away in March 2004. J.P. was very proud of his grandchildren and their accomplishments. He also had a special place in his heart for his two great-grandsons. He will be sadly missed by all who cared for him and his friends at the Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta..

He is survived by his son, Jean "Butch" LeBrun Jr. and his wife Karen, his daughter LuAnn St. Pierre and her husband Paul, five great grandchildren, Christine LeBrun, Christopher LeBrun, Jason St. Pierre and his wife Amy, April Caron and her husband Larry, and Michael St. Pierre. He will also be missed by his great grand sons, Hunter Frechette and Drake St. Pierre, one brother Lucien "Chet" LeBrun and his wife Sylvia, a sister, Lucienne Duquette and her husband Albert, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father.

Visiting hours for Jean Paul will be held from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm on Sunday, March 25 at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St. in Lewiston. Burial will be on Tuesday, March 27, at 10am, at the Maine Veterans’- Father LeClair Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean Paul’s memory to Maine Veterans’ Home, 310 Cony Rd., Augusta, M. 04330.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Donald W. Savage

Lewiston- Donald W. Savage, 75, of Lewiston, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Lewiston, with his loving family by his side.

Donald was born in Burlington, Vermont on April 11, 1931, the son of William L. and Theresa E. (Flood) Savage. He honorably served his country in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Lotus A. McKenna on July 8, 1958 and together the raised their family. Donald worked as a mason for over 30 years, working mainly for Ducharme Brothers and Maine Masonary. He took a lot of pride in the many building projects he worked on throughout the State of Maine.

Donald loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He also loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and hunting at Moosehead Lake, as well as the Boston Red Sox and NASCAR Racin.

Donald was predeceased by his Twin sons Robert and Roger Savage, his parents, and his two sisters Betty Gilliam and Shirley Queen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Lotus of Lewiston, his daughters; Darlene Tutwiler and her partner Larry Scott of Georgia, Debra Eaton and her husband Curtis of Lewiston, Dianna Hall and her husband Kenneth of Auburn, two brothers; Basil and Billy, six grandchildren Krissy and Katie Eaton of Lewiston, Cameron, Jordan, and Spencer Hall of Auburn, Tiffany Groves and her two children Makayla and Jake of Georgia, brother-in-law Dewey Gilliam, three nieces and one nephew..

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maine, 128 Sewall St., Augusta, M. 0433.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.


Dana Edmund Wallace

Dana Edmund Wallace, 89 of Brunswick died Monday March 19,2007, at his home on Mere Point of complications related to kidney disease. The son of Chester and Carrie (Jackson) Wallace, he was born on the Lisbon family farm October 17, 1917. His lifelong passions for track, winter sports, and Boy Scouting began there in those early years. While at Lisbon High School he became an Eagle Scout, played hockey, and competed in track. He graduated as valedictorian and class president, and continued his studies and running track at Bates College from which he received his BA in 1939.

Dana taught math, science and debating at Presque Isle High School, and also coached track, Nordic and Alpine skiing, and speed skating. He led a local Boy Scout troop in Presque Isle, as he did years later for his son’s troop in Hallowell. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. He served as a meteorologist during WW II in England where he met and married his first wife, Jessica Harris.

After returning from the military service, he relocated to Hallowell and joined the Sea and Shore Fisheries Department (now the Department of Marine Resources where he served for 38 years. As Maine’s Assistant Research Director and Director of Industrial Services, he focused on shellfish management and development of the shellfish industry. He wrote numerous articles for professional publications. Traveling to towns and classrooms throughout the state, he gave lectures advocating community aquaculture. Whether with fellow scientists, second graders, clam diggers, or politicians, Dana proselytized the preciousness of our marine resources. He had the “common touch”, relating well to all. Much time was spent in Washington DC advising Congress on fisheries legislation. Meetings with Senator John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall resulted in passage of the Saltonstall Kennedy Act that still supplies funds for fisheries research.

Since retirement in 1983, Dana continued marine related activities, serving for example on the Board of Directors of Friends of Casco Bay. Private ventures into aquaculture followed, most recently by growing oysters at Chance Along Farm Inc.

Throughout his long career Dana received many awards and honors. He was especially pleased when the Educational Center of the Beal’s Island Regional Hatchery was named for him in 1991. The year earlier the Audubon Society of Maine had selected him as Conservationist of the Year. In addition, the annual conservationist award bestowed by the Casco Bay Estuary Project was his in both 1996 and 2002. During 1999 Mr. Wallace was the first recipient of the Longard Gulf of Maine Award for volunteerism presented by the Governor.

While raising his family, skiing and mountain climbing were pursued with the Abenaki Ski and Outing Club. He volunteered each year to maintain and mark a section of the Appalachian Trail and co-authored a book about the Maine Appalachian Trail. From 1956 to 1970 he was initially on the ski patrol and then a ski instructor at Sugarloaf Mountain. For the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, CA he served as a cross-country ski official. His summer and fall recreation involved running road races, including the race up Sugarloaf Mountain, which he completed annually until the age of 72. From 1984 to 2006 he officiated as a timer at track meets at Bowdoin College. As recently as January of this year, 2007, Dana skied at Sugarloaf with family.

A son, Kim D. Wallace, a sister, Thelma Stanhope Jalbert and two sons-in­law, David Caron and John LaVanway, predecease him.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Mary Little Huggins Wallace of Brunswick; two daughters Valerie Wallace of Alexandria, VA; Kerry- Sue Walters and her husband Lon of Augusta; a step-son Edward Huggins and his wife Sarah of South Portland; a step-daughter Sara Caron of Brunswick; a daughter-in-law Susan Wallace of Hallowell; nine grand-children including Gregory Norris and his wife Angela of ,Alexandria, VA; Christopher Dana Walters and his wife Lori of Hallowell; Matthew Walters and his wife Jennifer of Hallowell; Jessica Caron Georoff and her husband Tim of Ithaca, NY; Lucas Caron of Brunswick; Colin and Hannah Huggins of South Portland; John and Jessica Anne Wallace of Hallowell; two great grandchildren, Gabriel Norris of Alexandria, VA and Grace Walters of Hallowell; many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service and reception will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 11am at Bowdoin College, Moulton Union, in Brunswick.

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Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, M. 04096.


George J. Bergeron

TOGUS -- George Joseph Bergeron, of Sanford, died on March 18, 2007, in the company of his mother and only son.

George Joseph Bergeron almost didn't make it into this world on the 6th of March, 1944. There were numerous complications in childbirth and near-fatal mistakes made by medical staff. In so many ways, this set the stage for a life of physical struggle, insufferable tenacity, stinging tongue and infinite generosity. After nearly 40 years of battle and immeasurable courage, George fought to the last breath and is finally enjoying a most well-deserved rest.

Surviving are his devoted mother and friend, Lucille Bergeron; brother and sister in-law, Norman and Rita Bergeron; sister Theresa Bergeron; son and daughter-in-law Norman and Shannon Bergeron; and granddaughters Ali Zane and Sara Marie Bergeron.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church on Payne Street in Springvale. Reception to follow at Bishop Cote Hall.

In lieu of flowers, George would want donations made in his memory to the Ali Zane and Sara Marie Bergeron Educational Trust, c/o Gardiner Federal Credit Union, 10 Old Brunswick Road, Gardiner, ME 04345.


Laurel Ann Phillips

Lewiston- Laurel Ann Phillips, 60, died on Thursday, March 15, 2007, of heart complications at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

Laurel was born in Portland on October 13, 1946, the daughter of James K. and Marion L. (Freeman) Phillips.

Laurel had an Avon business and enjoyed selling to her neighbors in Deering Center and Congress Square Plaza. She also enjoyed game shows on TV, cards, board games, puzzles, and books. She had a close-knit family and will be missed by them.

She is survived by James K. Phillips of Camdenton, MO, Dawn R. Phillips of Ocala, FL, Marilyn J. Sweetland and her husband John of Westbrook, and Sandra C. Phillips and her husband Kevin Crocker of Westbrook.

A memorial service is planned to be held at the North Deering Congregational Church in Portland at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Betty W. McMahon

BATH -- Betty Wagner McMahon, 84, formerly of Brunswick, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Bath, with a daughter by her side and in close contact with her three other children.

She was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Dec. 12, 1922, the daughter of Francis Gilmor and Irma Talpey Wagner. Her parents owned and operated the Strand Camera Shop in St. Petersburg during the winter and The Goldenrod in York Beach during the summer. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School and Pembroke College of Brown University in 1944.

In 1947, she married John Alexander McMahon of St. Petersburg. They moved to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1948; she spent her years there as a homemaker, rearing their four children. In 1973, they moved to Chicago, Ill.

For many years, she volunteered at the Art Institute of Chicago and became a world traveler. In 1989, she moved to Brunswick where she audited classes at Bowdoin College and served as a reading tutor for adults through Literacy Volunteers of America.

She was a dedicated mother who followed with pride the careers of her four children and the academic pursuits of her five grandchildren. She was an avid reader, gardener, bird watcher, and art collector. She had a wry sense of humor and she followed current events with keen interest. She will be deeply missed by her family.

She is survived by her brother, Burton Francis Wagner of York; four children, Alexander Talpey McMahon and his wife Ellen Larson McMahon of Pleasanton, Calif., Sarah Francis McMahon of Brunswick, Elizabeth Wagner McMahon and her husband Gary Gordon of Easton, Pa., and Ann Wallace McMahon and her husband Simon James Martin Jackson of London, England; five grandchildren, Rebecca Leah Gordon and Hannah Ruth Gordon of Easton, Pa., Alice Elizabeth Smith McMahon of Brunswick, and Alexander Robert McMahon and Patrick Lars McMahon of Pleasanton, Calif.; and two nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Talpey Wagner of St. Petersburg, Fla.

A private gathering of the family will be held in the summer. Arrangements were handled by Funeral Alternatives of Yarmouth.

Memorial contributions . may be made to: . The Museum of Art . Bowdoin College Office of . Development . 4100 College Station . Brunswick, Maine 04011 . or The Maine State Music Theatre . 22 Elm Street . Brunswick, Maine 04011


Valmour L. Flannery, Jr.

Oakland- Valmour L. Flannery, Jr., 55, died March 7, 2007 in Oakland.

Valmour was born on July 1, 1951, in Emeryville, California, the son of Valmour L. Sr. and Laura (Hammit) Flannery. Valmour was very proud to have honorably served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He had a great love for the ocean, and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and observing animals. Being from California, he was an avid L.A. Dodgers fan.

He is survived by his children; Melissa Flannery of Abington, MA, Faith Flannery of Auburn, Lorie Skolski of Ispwich, MA, Shane Flannery of Louisiana, Christopher Flannery of California, his mother and step-father; Laura and Frank Angelo, brothers; Robert Flannery, and Michael Angelo, six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Valmour will be laid to rest at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta on Monday, March 19, at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Valmour’s memory to VAVS Dirigo Program, Dept. Veterans’ Affairs Volunteer Services, 1 VA Center, Augusta, M. 04330.

Condolences May be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330.


James A. Hutchinson

Auburn-James A. Hutchinson, 89, of Brown St. passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born in South Gardiner on July 20, 1917 the son of Donald and Helen (Chambers) Hutchinson.

Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He later worked for Knapp Shoe for over 40 years retiring in 1983.

Jim was a longtime member of the Assemblies of God Church in Lewiston where he was one of the past commanders and founding members of the Royal Rangers for the church and the District. He was also a past Sunday School Teacher, treasurer and was always available to volunteer for various church functions.

He enjoyed taking trips with the Golden Seniors Group throughout New England and Canada. Jim also enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing scrabble, cribbage and particularly time spent with family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife Eva Hutchinson, son James W. Hutchinson, brothers Addrean Hutchinson, Manley Hutchinson, sister Ila Rich and granddaughter baby girl Hutchinson.

He is survived by a daughter Sharon Pomerleau of Lewiston, sons Wilmuth Hutchinson of Lewiston, Dana Hutchinson and wife Dot of Auburn, Ros Hutchinson and wife Brenda of Auburn sister Martha Glidden and husband Dale of Norway, brothers Hazen Hutchinson and wife Eleanor of Poland, Herbie Hutchinson and wife Edi of Vermont, Step mother Jane Hutchinson of Massachusetts, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, March 15th from noon to 1pm with a service commencing at 1pm. All services will take place at the First Assembly of God Church Hogan Rd. Lewiston. Burial will take place in Turner in the spring.

In Jim’s memory donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Church Hogan Rd. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. 04240


Victor E. Williams

Lewiston-Victor Eric Williams, 46, of Auburn passed away March 11, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston.

He was born on February 27, 1961 the son o. Jo Alice Ruth Williams and Victor Lloyd Williams.

Victor was committed to his community in volunteering at Androscoggin County Jail, St. Mary's Hospital and St. Francis House He was a member Maine HIV Prevention Community Planning Group, Augusta, ME.

Victor enjoyed all sports; love of various music and recording of same. He worked as a machinist by trade for ten yrs and a resident Advisor, St. Francis House, Auburn, ME since 2002.

Victor was predeceased by his father Victor Lloyd Williams. He is survived by a daughter Victoria Boudreau, mother Jo Alice Hunter sister Vickie Williams, grandmother Beatrice Melvin and Uncle Gregory Melvin.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007, 5:00 pm at The Vineyard Church 9 Foss Road, Lewiston, M. 784-9500

In Lieu of flowers- Please donate blood to Local Red Cross or any donation to The Vinyard Mercy Works 9 Foss Rd. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

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William "Bill" Chinnock

Yarmouth-William “Bill” Chinnock, 59 - Yarmouth, ME - William (Bill) Chinnock died on Wednesday March 7, at his home in Yarmouth, Maine. The son of Wilson and the late Eileen Chinnock, he grew up and attended school in New Jersey and began his career in music as a self taught musician, mastering the guitar and harmonica and his singing voice.

Bill was one of the founding members of the Asbury Park music scene in New Jersey. He was a pioneer in an era that produced many artists of incredible talent, who went on to influence the sound of American rock and roll forever. He was an integral part of this era and remained friends with the other artists from the Asbury Park scene throughout his life.

In his early twenties, Bill moved to the state of Maine. Bill loved Maine, and he built a loyal fan base here as he continued his music career. Bill had a long recording career and he released 10 albums under various labels. However, playing live was his greatest passion, and he continued to do this for family, friends, and fans throughout his entire life.

In 1987 he won an Emmy for his song, “Somewhere in the Night” a duet he later recorded with Roberta Flack and became the theme song for the soap opera “Guiding Light.. Bill also wrote music for films and television and worked out of his home studio as a producer. He produced the film “The Forgotten Maine,” a documentary about the state he loved, which won him a Cinema in Industry award. His final project, which he never completed, was a documentary about his beloved late father-in-law, country legend Dick Curless.

Over the last decade, Bill struggled with Lyme disease. This attacked his nervous system and as it progressed, it left him in severe pain. Ultimately, it was this affliction that led to the end of his life.

He was predeceased by his mother the late Eileen Chinnock. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years Terry, son William Richard. son John and his wife Alissa, mother in-law Pauline M. Curless, his father Wilson; sister Caroline Payne and her husband Robert; nephews Raymond Payne, Alex Payne and wife Nicole, and niece Lauren Payne and niece Stephanie Curless.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday March 12, 2007 at 2:00pm at First Parish Congregational Church on Main Street in Yarmouth, Maine.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to his eight-year-old son William’s Educational Fund at: Bath Savings Institution 424 U.S. Route 1 Yarmouth, Main. 04096

For those unable to attend condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net


L. William Spach Sr.

Freeport-L. William Spach Sr., 81, of Yarmouth, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2007 at Freeport Place.

He was born on May 2, 1925 in Hartford Connecticut the son of J. George and Josephine (Droescher) Spach. Bill attended New Jersey schools, graduating from Westfield High in 1943, and later went on to obtain his B.S. from the University of Southern California.

Bill proudly served in The Merchant Marines In WWII.

He was the director of building and grounds for the YMCA in Westfield, New Jersey. Bill also worked as a draftsman for Esso/Exxon developing road maps.

Bill was a member of the Educational Plant Maintenance Association of Maine, and the Portland Downeasters barber shop group..

He was a 25 year Boy Scout leader in New Jersey.

He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Richard Spach and George Spach. Bill is survived by his wife Doris Spach, daughters Lynn Morton of New Jersey, Marilou Morton of New Jersey, Joanne Drake of Pennsylvania, son William Spach Jr., of West Virginia, sister Joan Paley of Florida,9 grandchildren, and step-daughters Susan Rollfs of Massachusetts, Catherine Cronkhite, of Florida and step-son Peter Cronkhite of Massachusetts.

A Memorial Service will be held in late Spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096. 207-846-5800


Thomas F. Vining

Lewiston-Thomas F. Vining, 87, of Bowdoin, formerly of Saco, passed away March 7, 2007, at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Boothbay Harbor on Jan 9, 1920, the son of Elmer Chandler and Lelia Madge (Day) Vining. Thomas attended schools in Buckfield and graduated from Howland High School. His college years at Farmington State Normal School, now the Univ. of ME at Farmington, ended when he entered the army to serve in WWII.

Thomas was Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a member of Saco Rebekah Lodge #2, Saco Grange #93, and Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Saco.

He enjoyed a variety of hobbies: especially genealogy and collections of various sorts

Thomas worked for Saco-Lowell, H.P. Hood, and Wood Structures as an office employee.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Phyllis May (Boothby) Vining, and is survived by a son, Thomas F. Vining.

No services will be held. Burial will be in Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Augusta.


Arthur D. Smith

FrEEPORT — Arthur D. Smith, 87, of Mae Lane in Topsham, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the Freeport Nursing Home.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 26, 1919, the son of John and Mina (McLeod) Smith.

He was a longtime member of the Mason's of New York. He was a longtime employee for Western Electric of New York, retiring in 1984 after 30 years of service, and was a New Outlook Pioneer retiree of Western Electric.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Smith..

Surviving are five daughters, Georgia Smith of California, Gail Smith of Topsham, Betty Smith of Topsham, Carolan Powell of California and Victoria Ward of California; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

At his request, there will be no services at this time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 500 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096.


Wilbur G. Hollingsworth

ROME -- Wilbur G. Hollingsworth, 99, of Homestead Road died on March 7, 2007, at the home of his son David and Deborah.

Wilbur was born on July 29, 1907, in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of William and Josephine Hollingsworth. He enjoyed reading and watching the natural beauty of his surroundings.

He had a special interest in education and helping students with moderate grades who wanted to further their educations. He started a scholarship foundation in his wife's name at Messalonskee High School. This has given 30 or more students each year financial help, and will continue to so in the future years.

Wilbur was an attorney and was very active in helping the indigent. Wilbur also helped start the voluntary defenders committee.

Wilbur was predeceased by his wife, Luella, in 1984; his brother, George; and his great-granddaughter, Matia Hollingsworth.

He is survived by his four sons, Wayne and June, David and Deborah, William and Peter Hollingsworth; as well as 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

A quiet family service will be held at a future time.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330.


Darryl S. “Eli” Weeks

Togus- Darryl S. “Eli” Weeks, 63, of Whitefield, died Tuesday, March 06, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Togus after a brief illness with his wife and friends by his side.

Eli was born on Sept. 25, 1943, in Damariscotta, the son of Theodore and Eunice (Grady) Weeks. Eli served his country in the Army during Vietnam and for the last several years he owned and operated his own rubbish removal business.

Eli was known as a person that would do anything for anybody. He loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling with the kids. He loved children and was good with them. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends in his pool room..

Eli was predeceased by his parents and three of his brothers; Joe, Richard, and Pete Weeks.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years Patricia Weeks, of Whitefield, Step-son Ronald Pooler and his wife Lisa, of Whitefield, three grandsons; Ronnie Pooler and his companion Jessica Symonds and her son Nathan, of Randolph, Christopher and Anthony Pooler, both of Whitefield, his brother Raymond and his wife Pauline, of Whitefield, sister Norma Parlin and her husband Edward of Jefferson, nieces and nephews, and very special long-time friends Dean Vigue and his wife Jeannie, of Whitefield.

There will be a burial in the spring at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330.


Melvin Hawkes

Hawkes, Melvin E., 86, died Sunday, March 04, 2007, at Kennebunk Nursing Center, in Kennebunk. Services will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, M. 04096.


Richard J. Feeney

Portland-Richard J. Feeney, 43, of Falmouth passed away on March 4, 2007 at St. Joseph's Manor.

He was born in Portland on April 26, 1963 the son of Charles "Frank" and Dorothy (Mullen) Feeney. .

Richard was a 1982 graduate of Falmouth High School, where until 2006 was the school's all time leading scorer and rebounder. He also attended the University of Maine at Farmington.

Richard worked for AT&T, Talk America and most recently Pine Tree Teleservices as a sales manger.

He is survived by his parents Charles and Dorothy Feeney of Falmouth, sister Diane McMaster and husband Don of Falmouth, brothers Michael Feeney and Fiancé' Janice Gagnier of South Portland, David Feeney and wife Kim of South Portland, Stephen Feeney of Gorham, several nieces and a nephew and longtime companion Betty Skalski of Norway.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 10am to 12noon at Holy Martyr's Catholic Church hall 266 Foreside Rd. Falmouth. Burial will be in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.

Richard's family would like to thank the staff at St Joseph's Manor for all the care and compassion they showed Richard. Also his family and friends for their loving support.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ALS of Northern New England, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St, Concord, N. 03301 or St. Joseph's Manor's Fund, 1133 Washington Ave, Portland, M. 04103.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Eileen Chinnock

PORTLAND- Eileen Chinnock, of Yarmouth, passed away peacefully, February 26, 2007, at Maine Medical Center after a short illness and now is at peace with the Lord..

She was born in Newark, NJ, on August 2, 1920. She was the only daughter of Herbert and Caroline Treihart. She graduated from high school in Newark, N.J., and went on to attend secretarial school. Eileen lived most of her life in Millburn, N.J., and worked as an executive secretary for the Family Services Center. She moved to Maine over 20 years ago to be near her family and one of her many jobs was with the Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County in Skowhegan and later as an independent medical transcriptionist. .

Eileen loved everyday of her life and believed in prayer. Joy and kindness were the trademarks of her life. She enjoyed her work immensely, but her true love was for her family. Giving to her children and grandchildren made her days complete. If there was a need to be met or a kindness to be shown, Eileen was always there to fill that need. Eileen was a truly giving and caring person. She was also an excellent cook and loved to share her recipes and wonderful baked goods with everyone she knew. She was a talented and creative woman and wrote and published her own cookbook and collection of poetry at age 80. Eileen enjoyed spending time reading through cookbooks and taking care of her extra-large Bichon named “Big Boy.. She took great pleasure in the accomplishments of both her children and was the biggest fan of her son, Bill’s, music and a constant fixture at his concerts.

She will be sadly missed by her beloved family and all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Wilson; a son, William (Bill) of Yarmouth; her daughter Caroline Payne and her husband Robert of Yarmouth. her devoted grandchildren, John Chinnock and his wife Alissa of Edison, N.J.; Raymond Payne of Freeport; Alex Payne and his wife Nicole of Penfield, NY; Lauren Payne of Yarmouth; and William Chinnock, Jr. of Bangor/Yarmouth. She also leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Sophia Payne of Penfield, NY. Her joy for life, enthusiasm, and energy will be missed by all who came to know her.

Remember Me If I had one wish – or two or three they’d be the same – remember me. For memories of bygone days and countless little special ways remember me. For all the things I tried to do but most of all for loving you remember me. (Eileen Chinnock.

There will be a celebration of Eileen’s life held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Eileen’s memory to: Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County PO Box 3069 Skowhegan, M. 0497.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, M. 04096.


Evelyn “Miss Evelyn” Irene Newton

Lewiston- Evelyn “Miss Evelyn” Irene Newton, 82, of Pine St., died Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at CMMC.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1924 in Baileyville, Maine the daughter of Carter and Amey (Holland) McNutt. She attended Pownal Schools. She had been a member of Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Auburn since 1994 and enjoyed reciting poetry at church.

Her hobbies were crocheting, making dolls clothes, as well as being a seamstress. .

She loved people and loved to give. .

She is survived by her daughter Laura Ruggieri of Maine, her companion friend Raymond Bouthot of Lewiston, sister Violet Stokes of Texas, brothers; Clarence McNutt of California, and Robert McNutt of Maine, grandchildren; Jason Akers and his wife Katie, Christina Ruggieri, Michael Ruggieri all of Maine, God-daughter Alayshia Henry of New York, friends Linda and Roger Picard, and “Sister” Carrie Hull-Chandler who considered Evelyn her adopted daughter.

She was predeceased by her son Roger Burnell, twin sister Edith Collins, sisters; Carrie Purnell, and Elizabeth Doyle, and brother Carl McNutt.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2pm – 3pm with a funeral service at 3pm on Sunday, March 4th, at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ (The Log Church), 2488 Turner Rd. in Auburn. Burial will follow in the spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Miss Evelyn to the Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, 2488 Turner Rd., Auburn, M. 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Andrew "Norman" Viger

RUMFORD - Andrew "Norman" Viger died in Rumford on Feb. 26, after a long struggle with illness. He passed away at his home with his loving wife of 43 years and his devoted granddaughter by his side.

Born in Portland on Aug. 25, 1936, to George Viger and Aldine (Richards) Viger, he grew up on Swett Avenue with his eight siblings.

He attended Mexico schools and played varsity sports for Mexico High School.

After his graduation in 1955, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was proud to serve his country in a long and distinguished career, serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

While visiting home on leave, he met the love of his life, Marie Richard of Rumford. After a yearlong courtship through letters, they were married and she became his traveling companion. They were stationed in Germany for many years and visited much of Europe together and with their daughter, Andrea.

In 1979, after 24 years of service, he retired from the Air Force at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho as a senior master sergeant. He and his family traveled back East to family and friends.

He was then employed at the Boise Cascade Paper Company, where he worked in the storeroom for most of his time, until he retired from Mead in January of 2000.

Though he visited many beautiful and exotic places in the world, no place was as beautiful to him as the great Maine woods.

He was never happier than when he was outside bird hunting, riding his four-wheeler, paddling his canoe or skiing. His love of Maine's wilderness stayed in his heart long after his body was no longer able to enjoy it.

He was active in the Webb River Valley Sportsman's Club and was a member of the VFW and a communicant of St. John's Church, where he used to volunteer and teach Sunday school.

He also spent several years working tirelessly for the Pulp and Paper Resource Council so he could preserve the woods he loved and teach others about their worth and diversity.

He was an avid reader with a deep interest in history. He loved to learn new things. He was a teacher and mentor to many.

Most of all, he loved spending time with his friends and family. Whether visiting in Rangeley, having breakfast with his aunt, Amelia Richards, on Sunday mornings, or hanging out in Vermont with his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter (the light of his life), he was always surrounded by many who loved him. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his vast generosity and his kind and gentle heart.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; his daughter, Andrea (Viger) Jones and her husband, Daniel, of Walden, Vt.; and his eight-year-old granddaughter, Natalie Jones.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Marie (Viger) Kelly of Salem, Mass.; and a brother, Wilfred "Billy" Viger of Colorado.

A funeral will be held on Friday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Rumford. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the National Kidney Foundation of Maine, P.O. Box 1134, Portland, ME 04104 or to the Rumford Public Library.


Tonia Elin Hagan

Augusta- Tonia Elin Hagan, 69, of Vassalboro, died on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at Augusta Rehabilitation Center.

Tonia was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on November 13, 1937, the daughter of Clarence E. and Elin (Hennings) Walton. Tonia graduated from Edward Little High School and attended Gorham Teachers College. Tonia was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and drawing and had been a member of the Rainbow Girls.

Tonia was predeceased by her parents.

She is survivied by two children; Ricky and Kirsten, a brother Michael J. Walton and his wife Donna, and nieces; Brenda Orach, and Belinda Vallee.

There will be a burial service in the spring.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


Victor R. Crawford

AUBURN - Victor R. Crawford, 86, of Mexico, died Feb. 22 in Auburn.

He was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Rumford, the son of Norman and Mary (McKay) Crawford. He graduated from Mexico High School in 1939.

He married Theresa Roy on Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Theresa's Church in Mexico. He was a member of the church and served on the parish council. He enjoyed attending morning Mass and joking with his friends after Mass.

He operated Vic's Riverside Station, Mexico, until his retirement. He loved doing carpentry work, trips with his family and sitting on his sunporch. He loved his family time.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa; a son, Robert Jackson and his wife, Kim, of Kansas; a daughter, Janna Schuster and her husband, Bill, of Peru; a daughter, Lisa Puiia and her husband, Mario, of Rumford; a son, Lee Crawford of Mexico; a stepson, Alfred Roy and his companion, Faye Philbrick, of Roxbury; grandchildren, Corinna, Shawn, Robyn, Karyn and Kayla (Pop's little angel); nine great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Wayne Smith and his wife, Michelle.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Eileen Smith.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa's Church, Brown Street, Mexico. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.


David Vanier

Togus-David Vanier, 58, passed away on February 16, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Boston on March 11, 1948 the son of Oscar Vanier and Kathleen Meader Nadeau.

He grew up at Gorham Corner, graduating from Portland High School, class of 1967.

He served his country in the United States Army, with the 101st air borne division in Vietnam. Upon discharge he worked for the Veterans Administration Medical Center for 25 years.

He loved old movies, music and sports.

David is survived by his daughter Jennifer Cavanaugh, sisters Diane Vanier Caiazzo and husband Alphonse, Kathi Bird Pompeo and husband John, brothers Stephen Vanier and wife Joanne, Gregory Bird, aunts, uncles, cousins and the many friends from the VA Togus Hospital.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 23 at 10am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 307 Congress St. Portland.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Cyrus Maxcy Kendrick, Jr.

RICHMOND - Cyrus M. Kendrick, Jr., 83, of West Gardiner and Lake Wales Fla., passed away Feb. 16, 2007 at his son's home in Richmond after a courageous battle with cancer. Cyrus was born on July 10, 1923 in Litchfield, Maine, the son of Cyrus M. and Beatrice (Burgess) Kendrick.

Cyrus graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1941.

Cyrus served in Company C, 222d Infantry Regiment, Rainbow Division, 7 Army as a light machine gunner during World War II. He fought in the European Theater and saw extensive action in France, Germany and Austria. For his efforts, he was awarded two Bronze Stars, the Victory Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. Cyrus also received campaign ribbons for serving in the American Theater, the Rhineland - Central Europe Theater and the Europe-Africa-Middle Eastern Theater.

Cyrus was an employee of the Department of Transportation for 41 years. Most of that time serving as the foreman of the paint crew. He was very well acquainted with the highways of Maine as he traveled the width and breadth of the state many times over. Cy and the boys put down miles of paint every summer from Kittery to Fort Kent. He always spoke fondly of and had many humorous stories to share about the young men who manned the paint crews over the years.

Cyrus was predeceased by an infant son, Bruce, in 1947 and his first wife Betty Jean in 1973.

He is survived by his wife Erma Jean of West Gardiner, sons Brian and his wife, Donna of Litchfield, Mark and his wife Laura, Rusty and his wife Terry, and Troy and his wife Kimberly, all of Richmond; son in law Scott Emery and his wife Ellie of Randolph, daughters in law, Jackie Anzuini and her husband Peter of Freeport, Lori Marchbanks and her husband James of Gardiner, and Polly Mckenna of West Gardiner; Sister Priscilla Colby of Florida, nephew James Colby of Florida; grandchildren, Dawn, Betty, Lorna, Glendon, Nathan, and Caitlin Kendrick, Chris Wallace, Nicholas and Matthew Mckenna, and great-granddaughter Toni Kendrick.

A private family service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HealthReach HomeCare & Hospice, 150 Dresden Ave, Gardiner, Me 04345.


Helen I. Chubbuck

Oakland-Helen I. (Lund) Chubbuck, 66, of Oak St. passed away on February 18, 2007 at her residence after a long battle with lung disease.

She was born in East Machias on August 20, 1940 the daughter of Robert and Phyllis (Hoar) Lund.

Helen was a life long housewife and mother of six. She loved playing beano.

She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Russell and Phillip Lund.

Helen will be sadly missed by her children and family, Laurie and Dale Dill of Turner, Phyllis Chubbuck and companion Darlene Robbins of Oakland, Robert Chubbuck of Belgrade, Ina and John Dyer of Oakland, Brenda Sterling of Oakland, Belinda and Dana Austin of Litchfield, 13 grandchildren, and 8 grandchildren. .

There will not be any calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at her home.

In Helen’s memory donations may be made to: Belinda Austin P.O. Box 774 Gardiner, Me 04345.

Arrangements are under the care Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Robert M. Latlippe

Lewiston-Robert M. Latlippe, 79, of the East Hardscrabble Rd. passed away on Friday, February 16, 2007 at Russell Park Manor.

He was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on March 1, 1927 the son of Joseph and Ruby (York) Latlippe.

Robert Proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He worked at various facilities throughout the Lewiston and Auburn area for the past 50 years.

He enjoyed his antique vehicles and particularly time spent with his grandchildren.

Robert was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 153 in New Auburn and the VFW of Minot Ave. Auburn.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years as of March 30th Phyllis Latlippe of Auburn, daughter Heidi Moody and her husband Greg of California. sons Michael Latlippe and his wife Teri of Turner, Bob Latlippe and his wife Holly of Poland, grandchildren Todd, Traci, Bobby, Jennifer and Karen Latlippe, Nicholas, Jesse, Victoria, Benjamin and Noah Moody, and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Dr. Laurier P. Marcotte

Auburn - Dr. Laurier Paul Marcotte, 64, of Main Street Lewiston, passed away at the Hospice House on Friday, February 16, 2007 after a prolonged illness.

He was born in Lewiston on January 6, 1943. Dr. Marcotte is the son of the late Lucienne (Carrier) Marcotte and Roland Marcotte. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 39 years, Margaret (O'Donnell) Marcotte, his son, Jeffrey Marcotte of Farmington, his son Gregory Marcotte, daughter-in-law Sarah and grand daughter Gwen all of Worcester, MA, his brother Roland Marcotte of Lewiston, his sister Jackie Klooster of Charlevoix, Michigan and numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dr. Marcotte attended St. Louis and Holy Family Schools before graduating from Lewiston High School in 1961. He later attended the University of Maine prior to earning to his doctorate from the Mass. School of Optometry in Boston. He operated his own private practice in his home office for many years and was very thankful for his many loyal employees and patients. Along with his practice of optometry, Dr. Marcotte worked as a counselor for several years in the substance abuse treatment programs at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston and the Addiction Resource Center in Bath. Dr. Marcotte was also honored to have served as a city councilor in Lewiston for two terms. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Parish of Lewiston.

Dr. Marcotte will be remembered for the love and kindness he showed to his family and friends, and for his dedication to helping people who battle the illnesses of alcoholism and drug addiction. Larry shared his wisdom using wit and a sense of humor, telling people not what they wanted to hear but what they needed to hear. Although he is no longer with us, his legendary "one liners" will continue to be used to inspire and entertain all of us.

He was predeceased by his brothers Maurice, Marcel and Leonard Marcotte.

Calling hours will be from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 on Sunday, February 18 at Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa Street Lewiston. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00am on Monday, February 19 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Main Street in Lewiston. Burial will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Main St. Topsham, Me 04086 or Hospice House of Androsccoggin Health Care 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Miland (Mac) G. McAllister

Norway-Miland "Mac" G. McAllister, 86, of Otisfield died Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Stephen's Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Moscow, Maine on Nov. 1, 1920 the son of Charles E.S. and Sarah Chadbourne McAllister.

He married Evelyn Winslow on December 21, 1940 and the had 66 wonderful years together. Mac as a young man joined the Civilian Conservation Corp, and worked as a woodsman and farmer's helper. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944 and served his country during WWII. Upon returning from the service Mac and his family eventually bought a home in Otisfield and have lived in that home since 1953. Mac was a self employed caretaker for many families in the Otisfield area for over 50 years. Mac loved to hunt, fish, garden and putter in his workshop.

He was predeceased by a son Sherman, one sister Myrna Keaton, two brothers Loren and Telford McAllister.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Otisfield, son Keith of Otisfield, sister Mauna Porter, three brothers Erwin, Urban, and Theron McAllister, granddaughters Kelly McAllister, Terri Scott and husband Jason, and a great grandson Odin Scott.

A graveside service will be planned in the spring.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in his memory be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 127 Pottle Rd. Oxford, me 0427.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Josephine Mary Hlavka Piampiano

Falmouth-On February 11, 2007, Josephine Mary Hlavka Piampiano died at Oceanview's Falmouth House after a four-month battle with cancer. And a battle it was. Josephine had 87 full, feisty, and fruitful years. Even after learning of her diagnosis, she still loved life. Asked recently what she felt was her greatest accomplishment, she unhesitatingly proclaimed: "I never said NO." She was right. Josephine Piampiano always said "Yes" to life. Born in a small village in Slovakia on August 12, 1919, Josephine came by ship to the United States in 1920. She and her mother spent several weeks at Ellis Island before joining her father in Franklin, New Jersey, where he worked in a zinc mine. Josephine's father died at an early age, leaving her mother, who could not speak English, to raise five children. To help make ends meet, her brothers caddied at a local golf course, where Josephine, who walked three miles each day to bring them lunch, met Babe Ruth several times. In 1938, Josephine headed to New York City where she completed training as an R.N., worked at St. Claire's Hospital and met Dr. John Piampiano. They were married in 1942, just before he was deployed in World War II. They lived briefly in New York City where their first child, Robert, was born. In 1947 the family to rural Hamburg, New Jersey where their daughter Marcia was born, and her husband established a medical practice. For almost three decades Josephine, helped her husband run his busy medical practice, focused on child rearing, and studied painting. Her paintings have won several awards. After her husband died in 1974, at age 55, Josephine, who had not worked formally in 30 years, returned to full time nursing, and at the same time, returned to school at nights. In 1977, Josephine, at age 58, crossed the stage of Jersey State College to receive her bachelor's degree. This was one of her proudest accomplishments. In 1978, Josephine moved from New Jersey to Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where she reinvented herself as career woman and traveler extraordinaire. Dr. Peter Greer hired Josephine as Director of Health Education for the Portland Public Schools in 1979. She developed and implemented a health curriculum for the entire Portland school system for the burgeoning student population, including many immigrant children with needs similar to those she herself had experienced as a child. During these years, indulging her love of adventure, she traveled twice to China on cultural missions, to Ireland with a group of educators, and to several European countries, making friends all over the globe. Yet she never lost her love of Slovakia or her belief in the Old World ways. She crossed the Iron Curtain several times, often alone, to visit her native village in Slovakia several times. On one trip, she was detained at the border by Communist authorities for three days. She sent money and US-made goods back to the village, brought relatives to the US, and helped recent immigrants pass their citizenship exams. She still found time to devote herself to her children and grandchildren. She was always game for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, a climb up Kennebago Mountain, or a cross-country ski at Purpoodock's golf course. Her greatest love was the family cabin on Cupsuptic Lake. When others balked about the cold lake water, she was taking the plunge including an annual dip on her birthday. She retired in 1992 and, as a septuagenarian, headed to Prague in the Czech Republic to teach English as a second language for a year. While there, she traveled to Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Italy. Over the next fifteen years, she resumed art classes at USM, was the poster child for senior physical fitness programs at the YMCA, joined the Cape Elizabeth historical society, and participated in a prayer group at St. Bartholomew's Church in Cape Elizabeth. She still managed trips to France, to British Columbia, and, most recently, in the Spring of 2005, at age 85, to California. On that trip, she tasted wine at Napa Valley vineyards, dined at Chez Panisse, toured George Lucas' ranch, and hiked the Marin headlands.

In November, 2005, Josephine moved to Oceanview in Falmouth, where she made many friends, joined a line dancing group, attended concerts and discussions about current events, and kept a busy social life. The residents and staff at Oceanview and Falmouth House were kind, caring and supportive friends who, together with Josephine's family, rallied round her during these last difficult months. Josephine Mary Hlavka Piampiano came from humble beginnings, accomplished much, and., above all, lived with zest, teaching all around her how to say YES to life.

Josephine was predeceased by her parents, Anton and Julianna Hlavka, her husband John Piampiano, and her brother John (Champ) Hlavka. She is survived by son Robert Piampiano and his wife Brenda of Cumberland, Maine; daughter Marcia Piampiano Keller and her husband Adam of Lyme, New Hampshire; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Piampiano and his wife Laura of Brunswick, Maine, John Mark Piampiano and his wife Vanessa of Dallas, Texas, Sarah Piampiano of New York City, Travis Keller of Boston, and Eliza Keller of Washington DC; siblings Dr. Joseph Hlavka of New York, Ann Willins of New Jersey, and Anthony Lavka of Indiana, and; 8 nephews and 5 nieces.

A memorial mass will be held at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth on February 28th at 11 o'clock. Interment will take place in the spring in Franklin, New Jersey. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 249, Oquossoc Maine 04964-0249 or to the Gibson Unit at Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine 04101.


Roswell “Bill” E. Carr

Lewiston-Roswell “Bill” E. Carr, 84, formerly of Mechanic Falls passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at D’Youville Pavilion.

He was born in Lewiston on November 20, 1922 the son of Herbert and Margaret (Rourke) Carr.

He enjoyed many past times, however, gardening and playing cribbage where among his favorites.

Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Asiatic Theater during WWII.

He worked for the Shaker Village Community for many years, as a painter at Poland Spring and various positions through out Portland..

Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Carolyn Carr, parents and grandson Dustin LaBelle. He is survived by his Daughters Linda Harmon of South Portland, Wendy Furlong of Richmond, Son Robin Carr of Norway, sisters Nettie Wilson of Massachusetts, Sister Frances Carr of New Gloucester, Ruth Yeaton of Belfast, 5 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, February 16th from 6 to 9pm at the Shaker Community 707 Shaker Rd. New Gloucester. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 17th at 2pm, also at the Shaker Community. Burial will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanic Falls.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Muriel M. Turmenne

Auburn- Muriel M. Turmenne, 79, passed away quietly on Feb.8, 2007at Clover Manor. Her husband of 58 years, Dominique, was at her side to see her off on her final journey.

Muriel was born in Rumford, ME on July 3,1927, the daughter of Adelard and Valeda Poisson. As a child, she moved to the Lewiston area, where she would reside, marry and raise her family. She worked in various area shoe shops and nursing homes, and was especially proud of receiving her GED at age 62.

Muriel was a kind, gentle spirit who so enjoyed children and kittens. She had a generous heart and easy smile that endeared her to all who knew her. She was everyone's sweetheart.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Along with her husband, she is survived by her four children and their spouses: daughter Claire Chandler and her husband Gary of Loudon, NH, daughter Liset Higgs and her husband David of Lewiston, ME, son Marcel Turmenne of Lisbon Falls, ME and his wife Linda, who was Muriel's third daughter at heart, and Ronald Turmenne and his wife Vickie of Titusville, Fl. She leaves a legacy of love in her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Muriel also leaves a second family, the folks at Clover Manor who have loved and cared for her these many years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o 163 Lancaster St., Portland, Me.

A Mass Of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 17th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peters Basilica 27 Bartlett St. Lewiston.

Condolences may be expressed at www.FuneralAlternatives.net

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Maine


Larry W. White

LewiISTON - Larry W. White passed away Jan. 7, with his daughter and son-in-law by his side.

He was born June 11, 1955, a son of Burnham and Bertha White in Lewiston. He worked at the Sun Journal, where he will be sadly missed by many special friends.

He enjoyed flying model airplanes, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling and especially spending time with his two grandsons.

He is sadly missed by his grandchildren, Brandon and Hunter; daughter, Anita, and husband, Mark; son, Justin; brother, Norman, and wife, Cathy; special nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and many dear friends; and his sisters, Carol and Dawn.

He was predeceased by his son, Douglas White; parents, Burnham and Bertha; and brothers, Doug, Sam, Helon and David.

He will always be remembered for his fun personality and great sense of humor.


Christopher M. Clark

AUGUSTA -- Christopher Michael Clark, born Oct. 17, 1987, passed from this world at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, while enjoying his friends and a drive in an automobile. He died as he lived, playing and laughing and taking too many risks.

In addition to the friends in his car, he is also survived by his extraordinary family of blood relatives, love cousins and kindred spirits: his mother, Jacqui Clark and Meghan Lamey, Debbie Mattson, Sam Furth and wife Rachel, Abe Furth and wife Heather, Becky Lamey, Pam Rosen and Bob Mulliken, Gail Clark, Cheryl Clark, Jessica Rosen, Leslie Rosen, Ben Peirce, Morgan Peirce, David Seville, Linda and Pete Mattson, Hank Mattson, Teddy Mattson, Nan Bell, Dan Bell, James Bell, Katie Bell, and his dog with a big neck, Ben.

He was recently predeceased by his maternal grandmother, June Clark Skillings.

Christopher was a friend to many as he acted on black-and-white values of loyalty and valor. He challenged the educational system to deal with his out-of the-box thinking and his impatience with all things remotely boring or nonessential. He was an active member in the Society of Friends (Quakers) at the yearly gatherings and perplexed us all with his deep spiritual understanding counter imposed on his utter lack of interest in authority.

Christopher was a basketball coach for two seasons of YMCA biddy ball when the children only reached his waist. He was a graduate of Thompson Island Outward Bound. He was a competent rock climber, a "ripped and buff" weight lifter and spontaneous wrestler. He played "Love Me Tender, Love Me True," in a piano recital and pleased his mother with a fabulous tenor voice.

Chris will be remembered for his daring spirit which challenged even Mother Nature herself when enormous waves prevented his swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

Please make donations in his memory for youth scholarships to the Kennebec Valley YMCA, Union Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

All are welcome to join in a memorial service to celebrate Chris's life at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Vassalboro Friends Meeting House on 48 South Stanley Road in East Vassalboro. Please bring stories of Chris's life to share.


John E. Hutchinson

East Poland-John E. Hutchinson, 50, of Harris Hill Rd. passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on June 29, 1956 the son of Manley and Arlene (Dearborn) Hutchinson.

John proudly served his country on the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam Era. He was part of the evacuation team during the fall of Saigon. John later worked for Bath Iron Works for many years until his illness.

He was a member of the VFW of Mechanic Falls, Commander in the Royal Rangers Boys Ministry, and member of the 1st Assembly of God Church. John was very proud of a camp built by the Royal Rangers on property he donated called Camp Hutchinson.

John was predeceased by his parents and a brother Ronald Hutchinson. He is survived by his beloved wife and help mate Mary Ann Hutchinson, sister’s Ruth Theriault and husband Ronald, Kathleen Castonguay and husband Roger, Janice Loveless and husband Benny, brother’s David Hutchinson and wife Marcella, Charles Hutchinson and wife Mary, Donald Hutchinson, Timothy Hutchinson and wife Sherri, sister in-law Deborah Bushey, step children Annette Jurczak and husband Edward, Norm Farrington and wife Susan, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. .

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, February 8th from 6 to 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church Hogan Rd. Lewiston, with services starting promptly at 7pm with military honors. A private burial will take place on Friday, February 9th. Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn.

In John’s memory donations may be made to the Royal Rangers c/o the First Assembly of God Church Hogan Rd. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Joseph E. Theriault

Auburn- Joseph E. Theriault, 82, of Lisbon Falls, died on Wednesday. January 31, 2007, at the Hospice House in Auburn..

Joseph was born on August 26, 1924 in Westbrook, Maine, the son of Frank and Anna Theriault. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and retired after 30 years at Central Maine Power in Yarmouth where he was a steam plant engineer. He spent most of his adult life sailing on Casco Bay; a passion that started during his years as a Merchant Mariner. A self-taught musician, he was also a devoted accordion player. He was a member of the band, Raattikkoon, and was known as “The Old Port Busker.”.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Frances Theriault of Lisbon Falls, his children; Peter Theriault and his wife Mona of West Rockport, Mark Theriault of Sumner and Susan Lavers of Lewiston. He is also survived by his grandson Anthony Theriault of Lisbon, and two sisters; Ernestine Pecararo of Westbrook and Rita Oakham of Portsmouth, R.I.

Per the family’s request, there will be no services. A gathering to celebrate his life is planned for March..

Donations in his memory may be made to The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, M. 04243-0819..

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Howard W. Buzzell

Buzzell. Howard W., 82, of 108 Court St., in Auburn, died at Montello Manor, in Lewiston on February 04, 2007. There will be no services.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Eugenia Hall Wormser

Eugenia Hall Wormser, 68, died of complications from muscular dystrophy on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at a Brunswick hospital.

The daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Day) Hall, she was born in Madison, Wis.

She spent her youth in various university towns where her father was a professor of economics. Her high school years were spent in Belmont, Mass. She was a graduate of Colby College in Waterville and subsequently earned a degree in library science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

She married in 1960. In 1962, she and her husband moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked in the city's public library system and as librarian for the Audubon Society of the Mid-Atlantic States in Chevy Chase, Md. During her married life, she and her husband also lived for nearly three years in Henley-on-Thames, England.

Her last 23 years were spent in Maine, initially on a farm she and her husband owned in Hope and then in Camden for some 11 years. She was living in Topsham at the time of her death.

She was thankful to all those who helped support and care for her, particularly her friends Kathleen Hawkes and Caroline Hutchinson, as well as Marie Martin, with whom she shared many happy hours.

Surviving are her husband, Michael; a son, Richard and his wife, Suzanne; an aunt; and several cousins.

A family celebration of her life will be held in Camden later in the year.


Carroll C. Hamilton

Carrabasset – Carroll Calder Hamilton, 60, of Redington East and Bridgton died Sunday, January 28th 2007, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She had been challenging Cancer for many years with the strength and conviction of an Appalachian ”thru” Hiker.

She wasn’t alone and had her family and long time love Jay Reynolds by her side thru all of the hills and valleys. They spent summers together in Southport and Bridgton taking care of their parents and each other. When the snows melted they would pass to the sea to take breaths of salty air and enjoy boating around Boothbay.

“CC” was a fixture at the mountain working for many Years in the Ski shop and providing interior decorating services for many mountain newcomers. She was an Artist/Adventurer who passed many long miles on the trail hiking or on the road biking (Trek across Maine 10 year Vet and Outward Bound Alumni). She credits her stamina and strength to endure all that faced her by taking Reliv products.

Besides Jay, she is survived by a brother, John Hamilton of Florida, two children Alison (alison.leen@deadriver.com) and Steve Leen Jr. (fish4mygirls@gmail.com) of Cumberland and Yarmouth, and three Grandchildren, Madelyn, Lucelia, and Jason of Cumberland.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday Feb 3, at the Richard Bell Christian Church in Parking Lot C. Sugarloaf, USA.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Frank Clark

CLARK, FRANK - 67, of Cumberland, died Jan. 1, 2007. No visiting hours. Memorial Service Mass to be held at 11 a.m., Feb. 3, 2007, Holy Martyrs Parish, 266 Foreside Road (Rte. 88), Falmouth, ME.


Anyes Eames

AUBURN, ME--Anyes deHorst [Rozendaal] Eames, 74, of Auburn ME died peacefully January 28th, 2007 at The Hospice House in Auburn as a result of acute leukemia.

She was born Agnès Rozendaal in Merignies, Lez-Lille, (Nord) France, on May 3, 1932, the daughter of Nanette (Isidor) of Paris and Julien Rozendaal of Lille, France.

After a harrowing escape from France ahead of the Nazi invasion, her family eventually made it to American shores, settling in Forest Hills, NY, achieving American citizenship on February 26th, 1946.

Anyes attended Great Neck North High School, then Smith College, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. On June 26th, 1954, she married Earl Ward Eames, Jr., a native of Morris MN, WWII navy vet and MIT ‘49 chemical engineering graduate.

Her husband’s career in management consulting meant residing in various locations including Helsinki Finland, Weston MA, Manhasset NY, Ile-Ife Nigeria, Monrovia Liberia, Cairo Egypt, Washington DC, and Minneapolis MN.

Anyes was a sensitive and insightful "people person" who devoted herself to raising her four children, while nevertheless maintaining an active role as a volunteer and helpmeet. When employed, she chose the helping professions of hospital social worker and ed. tech. for special needs children.

Since the late 1970's, Anyes bravely faced a series of increasingly debilitating illnesses, of which sudden and profound bilateral deafness was the most challenging symptom. Her more recent near blindness was an added trial for this socially attuned and astute woman. Fortunately, Earl was devoted and helpful throughout their journey together. When abruptly widowed in 1998, Anyes moved to Schooner Estates in Auburn ME to reside near her daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Eames, Associate Professor at Bates College, and her grandson, Nimal Eames-Scott.

She is survived by 3 of her 4 siblings—Stephen J. Rozendaal of Edinburgh Scotland, John D. Rozendaal of Longboat Key FL, and Brigitte Smith of Evanston IL and Santa Fe NM—four children— Dr. Elizabeth Anne Eames of Lewiston ME, (Earl) Ward Eames III of Golden Valley MN, Erik Michael Eames of West Newbury MA, and Christopher Paul Eames of Roswell GA—eight grandchildren, several cousins, and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

The family wishes to especially thank The Iris Network, The Maine Center on Deafness, Schooner Estates, The Hospice House and Stacy Redmon for their care and sensitive treatment of our loved one, Anyes deHorst Eames.

Memorial service is planned for Minneapolis, when Anyes is interred beside her beloved Earl. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, 5 Cambridge Center, 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02142.


James F. Quirion

Togus-James Fleurent Quirion, 73, of Winslow, died on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at Togus VA Hospita.

He was born on April 14, 1933 in Waterville the son of Fleurent Quirion and Eveyln Blake.

Jim was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks 905 of Waterville and the Bourque-Lanigan Post #5 American Legion-Waterville.

He enjoyed being with family, friends, playing cribbage, jigsaw puzzles, hunting, the times he spent at both the VFW and the Waterville Elks club after retirement.

Jim was a retired pipefitter from Keyes Fibre Co.

He was predeceased by his parents and step mother Stella Pelletier Quirion.

Jim is survived by his loving companion Jennie Cyr and her caring children Inez Cyr and Richard Cyr and grandchildren, Sarah, Crystal, Kerri, and Kelly. Also, his daughters Tanya Kolonoski and husband David of Old Orchard, Karen Kreider and husband Robert of Cumming, Iowa, and Brenda Gilbert of Winslow. Grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan, and Hailey. One sister, Theresa Couture, and three half sisters, Irene, Jeananne, and Suzanne.

The funeral ceremony will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta at 10 am on Tuesday, January 30. A memorial service and luncheon will follow at the VFW on Water Street in Waterville at noon on Tuesday. Please join us in a celebration of Jimmy’s life.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Legion Post #5, Box 41, Waterville to assist with membership dues for fellow legionnaires.


Robert J. Sargent

Auburn-Robert J. Sargent, 72, of Poland passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born in Oxford on March 10, 1934 the son of Wallace and Bessie (Muller) Sargent.

Bob worked as a chauffeur for Poland Spring Resort, Norway Shoe and retired from Pioneer Plastics in Auburn after 25 years of service.

He was a lifelong sportsman who loved fishing hunting and golf. He was also an avid reader. For many years he was a member of Summit Golf Club in Poland and SAM.

He was predeceased by his parents. Bob is survived by his longtime partner Irene Lynch of Poland, daughters Penny Sargent and her partner Rose Cleary of Poland, Martha Sargent and her husband Dennis of South Paris, Sherrill Grant of Lewiston, Carolee Sargent of South Paris, sisters Barbara Plummer of Raymond and Marilyn Taylor of Lewiston, brothers Richard Sargent of Auburn, Stanley Sargent of Georgia, Rodney Sargent of Lewiston, Roger Sargent of New Hampshire, grandchildren Albert Grant and his wife Haley of Harrison, Diana Grant of Mars Hill, Scott Grant of Lewiston, Melissa Locke of North Carolina, Kathryn Cleary of Poland, great grandchildren Evan and Chloe Grant of Mars Hill, and Hunter Grant of Harrison.

A celebration of Robert's life will take place on Friday, February 2n. from 4 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Nancy D. Dupuis

LEWISTON - Nancy Dawn Dupuis, 72, died in Lewiston, Jan. 22. She passed peacefully at her home after a long illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1934 in Auburn.

She is survived by four daughters, Renee Smith, Judy, and her husband, Dana Bilodeau, Tammy, and her husband, John Perciful and Dawna Rybinski; five grandchildren, Chantel, Timothy, Scott, Robin and Brian; and two great-grandchildren, Avalon and Alizay Dawn.

She was predeceased by her father, Herman C. Dyer; her mother, Winnifred I. Potter; her sisters, Sally and Louise; her brother, Earl; and her daughter, Robin Joy Pepi.

Per her request there will be no funeral service. There will be a gathering at her home at 35 Spring St., Lewiston on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m.


Wilfred E. Eaton

TOPSHAM — Wilfred E. Eaton III, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born on April 15, 1928, in Orange, N.J., the son of Wilfred E. and Josephine A. Eaton. He graduated from Carteret School and Williams College.

He was an advertising copywriter for Young & Rubicam, and Honig-Cooper & Harrington in New York and California.

Surviving are his sister, Josephine E. Wagner and her husband, Richard, of Manchester; a niece, Mary Jo Dedon, and a nephew, Scott W. Wagner, and their children.

A service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives in Augusta.


Maxine (Macky) B. King

TOPSHAM -- Maxine (Macky) B. King, age 91, died peacefully at home in Topsham, on Jan. 17, 2007. Macky grew up in New York City and attended the Dalton and Horace Mann Schools. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1937 and married the late Charles R. King that same year. In 1977, Macky moved to Maine, making her home in Topsham with her lifelong friend, the late Elizabeth (Liz) Kelso. . Her parents, Dr. Julius Bluhm, a NYC public school educator, and his wife Ina opened Camp Fernwood for Girls in Poland, Maine in 1921, stressing the values of living simply, appreciating the beauty around us, nurturing tolerance and acceptance of all people. Macky became the director in 1946. She was a loyal daughter who walked lovingly in the habits of mind of her beloved father. During her 58-year tenure, Macky impacted the lives of thousands of 'Fernwood Girls' and their families. . Macky was an original, an inspiration to all who knew her. She was extraordinarily generous, giving freely to numerous charities, causes and friends and family in need. She was also generous with her time and friendship, which she shared with a broad array of people. She had the rare gift of enabling others to see their own promise. No matter who you were, Macky always used just the right words or actions to make you feel important and valued. Always a lady, she was very open to progressive ideas. She was not very handy, nor did she master the computer but she wove people together in beautiful tapestries and communicated her presence--without the Internet. Her fan club was vast and until her final hours, members lined up to visit to get their 'ray of sunshine.'

She was active in the American Camping Association, first in the New York-area and later in Maine during the transition of the Maine Camp Directors' Association to the broader-based Maine Youth Camping Association, becoming its president. She represented the Maine camping industry on the board of the Maine Publicity Bureau. For her work in promoting the values of camping, she was presented with the Halsey Gulick Award in 1983. . Macky pushed herself to stay alive through the November elections and reveled in the outcome. She was motivated to live on to see her new granddaughter Zadie born on New Year's Day. In her last days, she liked to comment that her only regret was not to see Barack Obama as president. Macky died as she lived: simply, in a beautiful setting, mentally sharp, in control, surrounded by loving friends and family.

She is beloved by four generations of campers and camp staff, by neighbors and friends; loving mother of Michael (Claire) and Jonathan (Kathleen); devoted grandmother of Adam, Brian (Jennifer), Gabrielle (Michael), and Benjamin; great-grandmother to Charlie, Adelaide and Zadie.

Donations may be made in her name to Heifer International (877-663-1681) or The Fernwood Foundation (888-295-4446).


Kurt A. Theriault

West Minot-Kurt A. Theriault, 23, died Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Central Maine Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

He was born in Lewiston on April 24, 1983, the son of Allen R. and Judy Theriault. Kurt was educated in Minot, then attending high school at Hebron Academy, and Poland Regional High School. After high school, Kurt attended college at The University of New England, graduating from their dental hygiene program in May of 2006. While awaiting his license to practice dental hygiene, he was employed by Gendron & Gendron Construction in Lewiston until this past December. Kurt was eager to begin his dental hygiene career. His first day on the job was only January 15 at Great Falls Dental.

Kurt's love of life was evident to all who had the blessing of knowing him; His passion for cars (especially SVT's and his second love Shelby), motorcycles, four-wheelers, and his fiancée Crystal could be seen by all his friends and family. Truly, his un-ending kindness, and love for family will never be forgotten, He had an infectious smile that always brightened your day and a sense of humor that always kept, and shall continue to keep, us laughing. Kurt displayed. this love and kindness in every aspect of his life. Indeed, a typical departure would usually include a hug and an "I love you". And even in his final farewell, Kurt understood the power of love. He chose to be an organ donor, in hopes of helping others. A testament to the man Kurt was, to a life cut too short.

Survivors include his fiancée Crystal Beauchesne of Auburn, Parents Allen and Judy Theriault, brothers Owen and Max, and sister Marsha, all of West Minot. Paternal grandparents George Theriault of Auburn, and Maryann Theriault of Poland. Maternal grandmother Bessie Bryant of West Minot, Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too numerous to list. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, James Bryant and his aunt, Marjorie Lawrence whom he was very fond of.

Viewing and services will be held at Hebron Community Baptist Church, located an the campus of Hebron Academy, Hebron Station Rd. Hebron, Maine from 12:30pm to 2:30 with funeral services starting at 2:30pm on Sunday, January 21, 2007. A graveside service will follow at Riverside Cemetery in West Minot, located on Route 124. Following the burial family and friends are invited back to the church hall for refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kurt Theriault Scholarship Fund at TD Bank North, PO Box 35 in Mechanic Falls, 0425.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Herbert K. Seymour

FALMOUTH - Herbert Keeney Seymour, 86, passed away peacefully January 10, 2007, at his home at OceanView, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born August 8, 1920, in Manchester, CT, to Arthur Palmer and Louise Keeney Seymour and was a direct descendant of Richard Seymour of the Popham Colony.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Alice Bennett Seymour, of Falmouth; his daughters: Leslie S. Wears and her husband Ken of Plain City, OH, and Cheryl S. Roberts and her husband Phil of Lincolnville, ME; his son Thomas K. Seymour, of Old Saybrook, CT; his grandchildren: Ty L. Wears and his wife Wendy of Dublin, OH, Grey S. Wears of North Hollywood, CA, Cpl. Benjamin H. Roberts USMC and his wife Holly of Camp Pendleton, CA, Jillian A. Roberts of Lincolnville, ME, Kathryn S. Andres and her husband Hoyt of Greensboro, NC, and Mathew and Colleen Seymour of Old Saybrook, CT; and numerous cousins. He is also survived by Gerti Sklenar, her husband and her children. Gerti was an exchange student from Vienna, Austria, who lived as a daughter with the Seymour family in the early '60s and has remained part of the family through the years. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Deborah Harris Seymour on July 31, 2006.

Mr. Seymour was raised in Buckland, CT, and graduated from Manchester (CT) High School and the Mount Hermon School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, and in 1943 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts (Economics-Sociology) from Northeastern University. On April 3, 1943, he married Alice Bennett of Manchester, and five days later left for basic training in Florida. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant that fall, he served stateside and in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Captain. He graduated from IBM's Administrative Training Program and was employed with IBM from 1946 until 1966, holding data processing sales positions in Hartford, Philadelphia and Chester, PA, and moving to Maine in 1954 as Branch Manager. In 1956, he was promoted to the corporate staff in New York and held positions in Contract Relations and Marketing at the company's corporate and divisional headquarters in Manhattan and White Plains. Because of a strong desire on his and his family's part to live and work in Maine, he returned to the Portland office in 1959 as Branch Manager. In 1964 he became leader of a sales team marketing IBM's data processing equipment to the pulp and paper companies in Maine and New Hampshire.

In late 1966, after 20 years with IBM, Mr. Seymour resigned to become a Vice President of Ro-Mac & Associates, a Boston personnel consulting firm and set up offices in Portland and in Manchester, NH. He was instrumental in the expansion of that company throughout New England and nationally, leaving in 1971 to form his own business, Rogers & Seymour, Inc., a Portland firm specializing in the placement of professionals in data processing, accounting, and banking positions in northern New England. He sold that company and retired in 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Seymour resided in Yarmouth for 41 years before moving to OceanView in Falmouth in 2000. They were members of First Parish Church UCC in Yarmouth for 40 years; they have been members of South Freeport Church UCC for more than seven years.

Mr. Seymour sang in choirs, glee clubs, and choruses most of his life, including the University Glee Club of Hartford and the Choral Arts Society of Portland. He was a member of Wyllys-St John Lodge of AF & AM of West Hartford, CT, where his great-great-grandfather had belonged and of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Portland. He was Potentate of Kora Temple Shrine of Lewiston in 1969 and later served as Impresario and Director of Put Stevens Court, Royal Order of Jesters.

He was a past Director of the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Portland, and the Cumberland Club. He was a very active member of the Board of Trustees of North Yarmouth Academy. He was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and of the Harbor and Waterfront Committees of Yarmouth for many years and served as Chairman of both. He was one of two founding Trustees of the Robert W. Boyd Annual Award given at Yarmouth High School. After retiring from business, he was an active member of the Portland Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for more than 20 years.

Mr. Seymour enjoyed woodworking and crafted a number of handsome pieces of furniture, including a drop-leaf table, hutch, butcher-block kitchen island, and desks, in his home workshop. He was an enthusiastic yachtsman, and he and Alice raised their children in, on, and around Casco Bay. Herb and Alice enjoyed cruising the Maine coast, making six round trips to Florida on the Intracoastal Waterway, and a trip to the Bahamas. He owned a number of boats that carried the names Chance Along and Sea Echo over the years, belonged to Harraseeket, Portland, and Downeast Yacht Club and was a charter member and past commodore of the Moose Island Yacht Club of Stonington, Maine.

Most important to Herb Seymour was his family; he was very proud of the lives and accomplishments of his children, his grandchildren, and their spouses. He particularly enjoyed the annual family reunions held over the years in locations in the Northeast, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In 1992 he wrote and published a book on the era of his boyhood in rural Connecticut and his relationship with his maternal grandfather, entitled Growing Up With Gramp Keeney: Reflections on a New England Family in the 1920s & 1930s.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at the South Freeport Church, UCC, the Rev. Mia Dyson officiating. A Committal Service will be held in the spring at Buckland Cemetery, Manchester, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish make donations in Mr. Seymour's memory to: Shriners Hospital for Children P.O. Box 863768 Orlando, FL 32886; or South Freeport Church UCC P.O. Box 46 South Freeport, ME 04078 Arrangements through Funeral Alternatives of Yarmouth, ME.


Isabella M. Thomas

Brunswick- Isabella M. Thomas, 84, of Edgewater Colony, Harpswell, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, January 3, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine..

Isabella was born in Motherwell, Scotland , April 17th 1921 to Simpson and Agnes Blackwood. She was a life long member of the Clan Campbell and an active member/supporter of Tommy's Feral Feline Rescue of Lewiston and Another Chance Animal Rescue of North Berwick, Maine. She graduated from Lewiston High School and Bliss College. She married Vance Thomas, her husband of 55 years, and raised two children for the first part of her work life. She worked for B. Peck Co. for twenty years and was the sole proprietor of Royal Decorating of Lewiston until her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed boating, swimming, sewing, shopping until you drop, for her family, friends, pets, and gardening.

Her husband Vance F. Thomas passed on September 11, 2001 and her son John Thomas passed on Feb. 8, 1996.

She is survived by her daughter Isa Thomas of North Berwick, her two grandsons Michael Thomas of Durham, and Brent Thomas of Hudson Falls, New York, a brother, George Blackwood of Harpswell, her daughter-in-law Theresa Thomas of Durham, close friends Constance and Craig, and several nieces and nephews, as well as several grand nieces and nephews, and other immediate family living in Scotland, England and Turkey.

There will be a grave side memorial held in May at River Side Cemetery date to be announced..

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation may do so in Isabella’s memort to Another Chance Animal Rescue at Post Office Box 552 North Berwick, Maine 03906 a cause that she truly believed in.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Walter “Timmy” Morgan

Yarmouth-Walter “Timmy” Morgan, 58, formerly of Lewiston passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Brentwood Nursing Home.

He was born in Waterville on May 11, 1948 the son of Shirley and Mary Bell (Timmons) Morgan.

Timmy had a very infectious smile and was a real people person. He enjoyed coloring, sports; swimming and camping. .

He attended the Progress Center in Norway and WT Twaorg in Auburn for man years.

Timmy was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by a sister Shirleen Hendrix and husband Charles of Austin, Texas, brother Alan Morgan of Huston Texas, nephew Larry Hendrix of Austin Texas, his longtime caregivers Wanda and John White of Lewiston. He will also be sadly missed by his house mates Elaine Beaudoin, Normand Morin, and Hartman Cyr.

Tim was always considered part of his caregivers family.

A celebration of life will take place on Tuesday, January 16th at 10am at Funeral Alternatives. Burial will follow in Texas.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Larry W. White

Lewiston-Larry W. White, 51, of Sabattus, died Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, with his wife, daughter and son-in-la. by his side.

Among the people who were special to Larry were his two grandsons; Brandon and Hunter, his friends at the Lewiston Sun Journal, his two “best buds” Edward Robinson and Stewart Haggerty, along with his favorite brother Norman White and his son Justin.

Per Larry’s wishes, there will be no services.


Yvette T. Williams

Lewiston-Yvette T. Williams, 81, of East Cote St. passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital after a long illness.

She was born on December 7, 1925 in Lewiston the daughter of Louis and Ernestine (Hamann) Gagne. .

She attended local Lewiston Schools and always worked locally.

Yvette enjoyed gardening and reading.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years James A. Williams of Lewiston, son’s Dennis Williams of Falmouth, Massachusetts, Steven Williams of Brunswick, daughter Elaine Shannon and her husband Ray of Delta Junction, AK, sister’s Julienne St. Pierre, Cecile Rancourt, Marguerite Thibault, Denise Morin, brother’s Louis Philippe Gagne II and his wife Yolande, Andy Gagne and his wife Monique, 3 granddaughters, six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Arlene M. Ayers

SIDNEY -- Arlene M. Ayers, wife of Richard F. Ayers, died Jan. 3, 2007, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Arlene was born March 7, 1931, in Howland, the daughter of Arthur E. Glidden and Lucy Shorey Glidden. She graduated from Howland High School in 1948 and attended Farmington Normal School.

Arlene was a member of the North Augusta Grange, North Augusta Cooperative Extension and the North Augusta Trailblazers Snowmobile Club.

Arlene loved to spend time with family and friends at camp in Rome and Rangeley. She loved her role as wife, mother and homemaker. Arlene also enjoyed playing cribbage with her husband daily. Some of her favorite pastimes included cooking, knitting, reading and singing with family and friends while camping throughout Maine.

Arlene was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Arthur Glidden Jr. of Cape Elizabeth.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard F. Ayers; four daughters, Pam McCutcheon and her husband, Ray, of Augusta, Bev Pare and her husband, Paul, of Dixmont, Joyce Smith and her husband, Dan, of Sidney, and Sue Beaudoin and her husband, Jeff, of Sidney; one son, Ed Ayers and his wife, Brenda, of Sidney; her sister, Elaine Cronkhite of New York; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Chapel, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the North Augusta Trailblazers, Burns Road, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903 or the Sidney Rescue, Municipal Office, 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME 04330.


Ramona R. Rock

Auburn-Ramona R. Rock, 71, of 22 Moore Dr., Sabattus, died on Saturday, January 06, 2007 at the Hospice House with her family by her side after a long illness.

She was born in Lewiston June 14, 1935 the daughter of Antonia Celani Sr., and Marienna (Marcoux) Celani.

Ramona was educated in Lewiston Schools. She made moccasins at home. In 1978 she moved to Bristol Ct. and worked as a waitress. In 1991 she moved back to Maine and married her husband Robert on July 21, 1991. She enjoyed her flower garden, beano and especially her grand and great grandchildren.

Ramona is survived by her husband Robert of Sabattus, 3 daughters Diane Ingrisano of Port Charlotte, Fl., Sandra Collins and husband Paul, Suzanne Pettengill and fiancé Bill all of Turner, son Donald Giguere and Fiancé Tammy Kelley of Turner, 5 stepdaughters Cheryl Testa and husband Jeff of Bristol Ct., Terry Bates and husband Chris of Long Island NY, Lisa Ochsner and husband Russ of Syracuse NY, Karen Rock of Gastonia NC, and Mindy Martinez and husband Ed, of Charlotte NC, sisters Louisa Gendron and husband Richard of Manchester NH, Marietta Wyman of Lewiston, Evelina Pouzol of Lewiston, Stella Truchon and husband Armand of Sabattus, brother Antonio Celani Jr., and companion Jenny of Lisbon, 12 grandchildren, 11 Step grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews..

She was predeceased by her parents and infant son Raymond.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, January 9th at Funeral Alternatives. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 10th at 11am at Funeral Alternatives. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery Lewiston.

In lieu of flowers donations may be to the Hospice House Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 0421.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Nancy Elder

LEWISTON - Nancy Lucille Tyler Elder, 72, died on Dec. 22, at a local hospital after a long illness.

She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1934, the daughter of the late Ruth Tyler Mayle and Woodrow Williams.

Before her retirement in 1985, she worked at Lovelette Nursing Home in Auburn. She moved to the Auburn area in 1971.

She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Tapley of Wheeling, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Shauna Greeley of England, Ben Burns of Las Vegas and Robin Greeley Jr. of Wheeling, W.Va.; three great-granddaughters; two brothers, Nelson Mayle of Clarksburg, W.Va. and Delaine Mayle of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Rosemary Croston of Canton, Ohio and Barbara Wilson of Philippi, W.Va.; eight nieces; seven nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Gary and David; and a sister, Linda Buttons Mayle.

There will be no local services. After cremation, she will be interred at her family cemetery in Philippi, W.Va., where she was born and raised prior to moving to Auburn. In lieu of flowers, please send donations c/o Rhonda to the YWCA Family Violence Program, 1100 Chaplain St., Wheeling, WVA


Wilfred Elzear Larochelle

Lewiston- Wilfred Elzear Larochelle, 82, of Sabattus, passed away January 2, 2007, at St. Mary’s Medical Center after a long illness, with his family by his side.

He was born on August 1, 1924 in Lewiston, the son of Elzear Larochelle and Emilie (Merchier) Gagnon. He lived most of his life in Lewiston, then moved to his summer home on Sabattus Lake when he retired. On January 29, 1944, he married the former Jeanne d’Arc Palardy at Saints Peter & St. Paul Basilica in Lewiston.

He served in the Army during WWII and received an honorable discharge. He worked in the Hill Mill in Augusta and Bates Mill in Lewiston for many years. He enjoyed listening to the news, especially CNN. He loved listening to his country western music and playing cards. He enjoyed the outdoors at his home on Sabattus Lake and spent many hours in the spring, summer and fall sitting on his porch swing enjoying his family and friends. He was a good husband, a wonderful father, grandfather, great- grandfather and uncle. He will be sadly missed by all.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife Jeanne, of 62 years, his two loving and caring daughters; Carol Hartley and husband Gerald of Sabattus, Linda Swift and Frank Olehowski of Gray, four grandchildren. Tamra Hartley-Smith and husband Craig of Auburn, Byron Hartley and his wife Stephanie of Lisbon, Cameron Hartley and his wife Kelly of Auburn, an. Cindy Swift and Trudy of Raymond; ten great-grandchildren; Dustin, Talazen, Bryar, Jared, BrieAnna, Joshua, Abrielle, Nicolas, Sophia, and Weston as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter Carol Ann in 1945 and 13 brothers and sisters of the Gagnon, Arnoldy, Klimec, and Labrie Family whom he loved very much.

A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church located at the corner of Sabattus and High Streets in Sabattus on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 11:00am followed by a gathering at the Maxwell Gill Hall at the same location.


Frank Clark

FRANK CLARK, 67, of CUMBERLAND, passed away at his home on New Years Day 2007 after a lengthy illness..

Frank was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 7, 1939, the son of John Frank and Anna-Mae Clark. Frank attended schools in Lowell and became a talented musician and entertainer, first showing his gift at an early age. He taught himself piano and began entertaining in Massachusetts at the age of fourteen. During high school, he worked at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire, singing on the Jerry Kearney Variety Show. After high school, Frank attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he specialized in Popular Music, Composition and Voice. Frank was President of the Phi Mu Alfa Sinfonia Fraternity, and went on to earn both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from the Conservatory.

Upon graduation, Frank accepted his first teaching position for the Mount Desert Island (MDI) school system. He moved to Northeast Harbor, Maine, where he met and married Dot [Closson] Clark, his wife of over 41 years, in 1965. Frank’s teaching career moved the family to Guilford, Maine for a few years, before settling in Cumberland in 1970, when Frank became Director of Music for the Yarmouth School Department. Frank taught band, chorus and various smaller instrumental groups at every grade level. He knew many folks throughout Yarmouth and became a regular sight while directing the school’s marching bands during the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival parade. Frank thoroughly loved both music and teaching children. He provided private musical lessons for children, both at school and at his home. Whenever discussing former students, Frank could not only remember their names, but could recall what instruments every person in their family had played while in the band. Frank was proud to have had a number of his former students go on to study music professionally, but always considered his primary goal to be exposing as many kids as possible to music, helping them to understand and appreciate it. Frank retired from teaching in 1997, after 27 years with Yarmouth schools and 35 years of providing music education in Maine.

As a sideline to teaching, Frank was also well known for his piano and vocal stylings, performing throughout Maine, both with small musical groups and as a solo act. Frank entertained almost nightly for a number of years at a variety of public and private venues around the state. While in Mount Desert, he was a member of the Casey-Clark-Jones trio. After moving to the Greater Portland area, Frank played regularly with Paul Landry and Al Reali. He was often called upon to entertain at weddings, holidays and special events. He regularly entertained at Valle’s,The LaFayette, Sings and The Elk’s Lodge, among other establishments, and was a frequent entertainer during overnight nautical trips to Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy Cruise Lines.

After retiring from teaching, Frank went to work for the State of Maine Tourism Bureau in Yarmouth. He was a lifelong learner and enjoyed that opportunity to learn more about his adopted state. He became quick to share various facts about locations throughout the state that most people had never heard about. Frank also enjoyed his daily interaction with the public, not only with the state’s many visitors, but also with his many friends from Yarmouth. Not ready to fully retire, in 1999, Frank went to work as a Salesman for Music & Arts, the former Eastern Musical Company in Falmouth. He worked at their retail store location, and also became involved in annual trips involving the sale of musical instruments to children and school districts throughout New England, allowing him to continue his lifelong interest of exposing children to music. .

Frank enjoyed working and keeping busy, but he equally enjoyed relaxing and spending time with his family. Frank and Dot enjoyed annual trips back to Mount Desert Island, to visit both family and friends. They were regular communicants at Holy Martyrs Parish in Falmouth. Frank also took a lot of pride in his Irish heritage. He and Dot were members of the Irish-American Club in Portland and both had traveled to Ireland in 1990. Frank had hoped to return to the Emerald Isle before beginning a courageous battle with cancer in 2004.

Frank is survived - and will be greatly missed - by his loving wife, Dot Clark, of Cumberland; two sons, Frank Clark, and his wife, Erin, of Scarborough; and Charles Bucklin, and his wife Martha, of Mount Desert Island; three daughters, Martha Fleck, and her husband, William, of Suwanee, Georgia; Belinda Fletcher, and her husband, Dexter, of Billerica, Massachusetts; and Suzanne Catanese, and her husband, Anthony, of Groton, Massachusetts; along with 12 grandchildren, including Allison Clark, who held a special place in papa’s heart; and 4 great grandchildren.

No visiting hours are planned. A memorial service is scheduled for 11AM on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Holy Martyrs Parish, 266 Foreside Road (Rte. 88) in Falmouth, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to either the “Frank Clark Scholarship Fund,” c/o Yarmouth Music Boosters, Harrison Middle School, McCartney Road, Yarmouth, ME 04096, or the Cumberland Rescue Department, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.


Marcelle D. Bennett

Lewiston-Marcelle D.Bennett-of Lewiston, died on December 31, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center.

Marcelle was bom in Lewiston January 27, 1919, the daughter of Aime Delorme and Eugenie (Pineau) Delorme. On February 26, 1965 she married Andrew Bennett who predeceased her in January 2005.

She is survived by one son, Philip J. Desmarais and his wife Linda-Lee of Turner, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her only brother Maurice Delorme; and a son, William J. Desmarais of Waco, Texas.

At her request there will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 3312 Hotel Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Gaylon B. Harriman

Auburn-Gaylon Barry Harriman lost his courageous battle with cancer on December 30, 2006 at the Hospice House, in Auburn with his family by his side.

Gaylon was born in Mechanic Falls on January 16, 1948, the son of Jack Harriman and Marybelle Colfer Harriman.

Gaylon was a graduate of Mechanic Falls High School and made a career in the Navy for 22 ½ years. After he retired from the Navy, he worked at several jobs before joining the staff of the Department of Labor as a Career Counselor in 1998, and he had been employed at the Lewiston Career Center until his death.

Gaylon was happiest when surrounded by family or friends, telling stories about his travels in the Navy. He loved to help other people and could not pass a Salvation Army kettle without emptying his pockets. His favorite past time was riding his motorcycle with friends. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. His love for his children and grandchildren could be seen in his face when he talked about them. He was also a wonderful step dad and grandfather to his wife’s daughter and grandchildren. .

Gaylon is survived by his wife, Anne, of Farmingdale; his daughter, Erica Robison and son-in-law, James and granddaughters Malayka and Jayden of Mechanic Falls; his son, Scott and granddaughter, Tianna, of Lewiston; two sisters, Janie Smith and her husband, Robert of Poland and Jacqueline Cross and her husband, Gilbert, of Bridgton; his stepdaughter, Angel Truman and grandsons Cody, Josh and Zachary of Farmingdale; his father-in-law, Donald Dupont and sister-in-law, Sandra Marks and her husband, Jon and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his mother and father and two sisters, Ruby and Shirley. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends and also by his little dog, Baylee and cats, Max and Milo.

A funeral for Gaylon will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Dresden Ave., Gardiner on Thursday, January 4th at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice House Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

The family thanks staff of the Hospice House and staff at Hemacology Oncology Associates, Lewiston and special thanks to Dr. Ramon Cheleuitte and Dr. Andrew Smith, Augusta for their outstanding service and special friendship to Gaylon during his long illness.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Christy Lee Bennett

Bennett, Christy Lee, 31, of 68 Cumberland Ave. in Lewiston, died on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at her home.

A Memorial Service will be held at the South Lewiston Baptist Church, 1919 Lisbon Rd, Lewiston on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 1pm.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Elsie Clark

Auburn-Elsie (Bard) Clark, 86, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2006 of natural causes at her home in Auburn.

She was born 03/09/1920 in Fort Kent, the daughter of Victorie & Delia (Voisine) Bard.

She lived in Auburn for most of her life. Elsie worked for many years with her husband at their family run business, Jack's Garage. She worked several years in a shoe shop & after retiring from there, Elsie went to work in a nursing home.

Elsie’s hobbies included going to beano, camping, fishing, making afghans, playing cards, watching game shows, canning vegetables, & spending time with her loving family.

She was predeceased by a son Gary Clark. Elsie is survived by her husband Harold Clark of Auburn; daughter Theresa Nadeau of Poland; son’s Joseph Clark & wife Joyce of Leeds; Paul Clark of Lewiston; Roger Clark & his wife Debra of Auburn; daughter’s Helen Melanson & husband Ted of New Gloucester; Pamela Lewis & husband Ricky of Lewiston; 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; and sisters, Jeannette Bard & Polly Jackson, of Fort Kent, & Bernadette Bouchard, of Manchester.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for the care they gave; Special thanks are given to Nurse Marie.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, December 28th from 7 to 8:30pm with a service commencing at 8:30pm at Funeral Alternatives with Pastor Cougle officiating. Burial will take place Friday at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Leo J. Derocher

Lewiston-Leo J. Derocher, 84, of Highland Ave. passed away on Monday, December 18, 2006 at his home.

He was born in Brunswick on July 17, 1922 the son of Albert and Rebecca (Cote) Derocher.

Leo married Rose Boucher of Rumford on October 3, 1942.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1942-1946. While serving in the armed forces he took part in the D-Day invasion and landed on Omaha Beach. Leo was with the Second Infantry Division until sustaining an injury in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a purple heart. Leo was then honorably discharged due to his injuries.

Leo enjoyed time with his family and was very excited to see the Red Sox win the world series.

He was a truck driver for many years before retiring from the Auburn School Department.

Leo was the last survivor in his immediate family. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Rose of Lewiston, children Leo Jr., of Lewiston, Joe of Lewiston, Connie Paradis and her husband Jean of Florida, Larry and his wife Sunanda of India, Michael and his wife Beverly of Sabattus, Patty Dow and her husband Eric of New Hampshire, six grandchildren Joe, Halsey, Zachary, Isaac, Eric, Gopal, great grandchildren Garrett and Bailey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 22nd at 10am at St. Patricks Chapel with Fr. Mike Seavey officiating. Burial will take place at a later date a Maine Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Androscoggin Hospice House 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Me 0424.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Nancy V. Law

Lisbon-Nancy V. Law, 62, of the Ridge Rd. lost her battle with breast cancer on Friday, December 15, 2006 surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 29, 1944 in Lewiston the daughter of Carl and Alice (Stevens) Jewell. Nancy was raised in Wales and was a graduate of Lewiston High School. .

She married Robert L. Law in 1961 and together they raised 3 children.

Nancy was the matriarch of the family business, “Laws Nursery & Garden Center” and was well known for the beautiful flowers she raised in her greenhouses. She was active in the construction aspect of the business and was a past member of the Associated General Contractors, Maine Good Roads and the National Association of Women in Construction..

Nancy enjoyed vacationing in her camper with her husband. Her most special times were spent just being with her grandchildren. Nancy had a very special and unique relationship with each one of them. She also loved to read books and fuss with her flowers in her garden.

She is survived by her husband of Lisbon, mother Alice Webber of Portland, son William B. Law and his wife Elaine of Lisbon, daughter Kelly A. Humphrey and her husband Mark and her daughter Debra S. Law of Lewiston, 6 grandchildren Kara Law, Adam Lord, Emily Law, Kathryn (Katie) Law, Joshua Law, Amy Law, great grandchildren Cayden Billings, Haley Lord, siblings Harold “Butch” Jewell and his wife Jackie, Beverly Caron and her husband Bob, Timothy Jewell and his wife Claire, several nieces, nephews, and life long best friend Cheryl Stewart of Wales.

Nancy was predeceased by her father and a brother Harry.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 19th from 11 to 1pm at Funeral Alternatives with a service beginning at 1pm. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pine Tree Camp for Handicapped Children P.O. Box 518 Bath, Me 0453.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


michael Danforth

Tampa, Florida-Michael Richard Danforth, 59, of Auburn, died at Tampa General Hospital in Florida of cardiac arrest on December 8, 2006. His eldest son, Michael II, and his childhood sweetheart and longtime companion, June Chartier, were at his side.

He was born on February 15, 1947, in Lewiston, the son of Beverly Malia and Sydney Danforth. He was raised by foster parents Sue & Donald Kenney of Auburn.

Michael attended Auburn schools and the University of Maine. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After living in Vermont for many years, he returned to Auburn and has been the Service Advisor at Delekto Brothers Inc. for the past few years.

He enjoyed his friends at the American Legion Post 153 in Auburn and especially their fishing trips to Jackman. Michael collected friends as easily as he did his hats. He will be missed by the many people who enjoyed his company, humor, and laugh.

He is survived by his children: Michael II of Old Town, twin daughters Megan and Morgan, son Eric and daughter Shannon of Vermont; his grandson Michael III of Lewiston; cousin Donna Doyon and husband Larry of Minot; and many siblings.

He was predeceased by his parents, his foster parents, and foster brother Arthur Kenney.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held at the Sixth Street Church Auburn on Saturday, December 23, 2006, at 4 P.M. Family and friends are encouraged to stay and socialize after the service. In lieu of flowers Mike would want donations to the American Legion Post 153, 71 S Main St, Auburn, ME 04210, to help the families of service people who are away from home; or to the Sixth Street Church, 109 Sixth Street, Auburn, Me 04210. Interment will be held at the Pine Street Cemetery in Auburn in the spring. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Bertha Lillian Poirier

Sabattus-Bertha Lillian Poirier, 77, of 2 Conway St. passed away peacefully on December, 11 2006 after a long courageous battle with her health.

Bertha was born in Greene, Maine the daughter of Elwood and Lizzie (Beal) Wing. She attended school in Greene and graduated from Sabattus High School. She was a waitress for most of her life, she loved people. She worked at Bert's Restaurant for 24 years and at Uncle Moe's Diner in Sabattus until she retired.

Above all she loved her family and friends. She was especially proud of her grand children, Christopher M. MacFarlane and Misty W. Prentiss. Her great grand daughter Gabrielle Lynn Fontenot was her pride and joy and she was anxiously awaiting the birth of her second great grand daughter Angeleena Lillian Fontenot who will be born into the family on January 16, 2007.

Bertha is survived by her daughter Paula McNeil of Sabattus, Sister Betty Polley of Sabattus, Brother and sister in law Robert and Cecile Wing of Lewiston, Sister in law Gertrude Wing of Litchfield, Cousin's Wantia and Moses Flaherty of Litchfield. Sister in law Lorraine Packard of Sabattus.

Neices and Nephews: Butch, Donna, Debbie, Kelly, Richard, Kathy, Tina, Joe, David, Phillip, Kenny, Dora, Mureil, Linda, Robbie, Robert and Larry Jr.

Bertha was predeceased by Her daughter Brenda Marie Pomerleau, and 4 brothers Elwood (Juinor) Wing, Francis Wing, Larry Wing and Richard (Dick) Wing.

The family wishes to thank the doctor's and nurses at CMMC's Critical Care Unit and the M-1 Unit for their care and compassion given to Bertha and her family.

At Bertha's request there will be not viewing.

The family would like to invite family and friends to join them on Saturday 16, 2006 to celebrate Bertha's life at the home of her daughter Paula McNeil from 11am to 2pm at 12 Holden St, Sabattus, Maine 04280. Phone number 207-713-3775.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Fay M. Farris

Falmouth-Fay Marie Farris, 85, formerly of Greene, passed away on 12/09/06 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth with family by her side.

She was born on 3/21/1921 in Lubec the daughter of James and Margaret Small Denbow.

Fay was the thirteenth of fourteen children. She had six brothers and seven sisters. They were a very close family. Her father owned a farm and grocery store, where she worked for years. Fay also worked in a sardine factory in Lubec at the age of fifteen. In her later years Fay worked as a private duty aide for a woman in Lewiston and with epileptic children. Also, Fay cleaned homes for people and rand her husband’s farm.

She enjoyed a lot of hands on activities including sewing, cooking, picking berries and crossword puzzles. Fay babysat for many of her grandchildren and enjoyed singing with them.

Fay was predeceased by her Husband Guy H. Farris, Children Hollis, Durrell, Wade Batron, Harland, Milton, Phil Farris, Corrine Jones and 11 siblings.

She is survived by a daughter Brenda Mckissick, Grandchildren Kellie Ridley, Ken Batron, Deborah Martel, Ronald Tierney, Michelle Meyer, Quinn Tierney, several great Grandchildren, Sisters Geneva Greenlaw of Lubec, Bernadine Davis of Lynn, Ma., and Daughter in-law Janis Batron.

Service to be determined by family at a later date.

In lieu of flower. Donations can be made to Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Driv. Falmouth. Me. 0410.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Dr. L. Patricia Norton, D.C.

Augusta- Dr. L. Patricia “Pat” Norton, D.C., 66, of Augusta, died on Monday, December 11th, 2006, after a brief illness, with family by her side.

Patricia was born in Miami, FL on October 5, 1940, the daughter of Britt H. Sr. and Lucille G. (French) Norton. Pat graduated from Erskine Academy at the age of 16. After graduation she attended Gates Business School in Augusta. She worked for years as an executive secretary and took numerous courses at the University of Maine in Augusta. When she was in her forties she transferred to the University of Southern Maine before she went on to study at, and graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic where she was a member of the Sigma Phi Chi Sorority.

Patricia lived a full and energetic life. She was a creative and curious soul that loved the beauty of life. She loved her family and spent a lot of time with her nieces and nephews. Pat was an avid reader on various and diverse subjects and had the scholarly view that knowledge has a virtue in itself. She had a great appreciation of comedy, was a prolific writer, and poet. At the same time she could embrace the stillness of a sunset and quiet reflection at the ocean. In her forties, she became a Chiropractor and practiced in the Augusta area for 20 years. She was very dedicated to her calling and always strove to put her patients first and be there for them. She was a dedicated member of the Kennebec Democratic Committee.

Patricia is survived by her brother Britt Norton, Jr. and his wife Paula, with their children Allegra, Courtney, and Holt of Wayne; her sister Janice Gilbert of Augusta, and her children Jaime Gilbert and his wife Jill, with their children Sydney, and Trinity, of Georgia, Ryan Gilbert of Pennsylvania, Amber Gilbert of Augusta. her brother Jeffrey Norton and his wife Brenda of Windsor; two step-sons Steve Doyle of Randolph, and Brendan Doyle of Augusta; her aunt, Dorothy Allen of Augusta and her son Kenneth Allen of Belgrade; as well as several cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and her grandparents; Harold and Kate French and David and Minnie Norton.

A memorial service will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 69 Winthrop St., Augusta, ME.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patricia’s honor to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, M. 04330, or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, V. 02238-113.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Marcel J. Doyon

LEWISTON - Marcel Doyon, 63, a resident of 76 Bradley St., passed away Friday, Dec. 1.

Born in Lewiston, he was the son of Arthur and Florence (Champagne) Doyon.

He is survived by a brother, Donald of Lewiston; and two sisters, Terry Ohman of Sabattus and Jeannette Bisson of Florida.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Cathy Doyon.

The family wishes to thank RAFTS, Inc. and the residents of 76 Bradley St., for the care and friendship extended to Marcel.

At the family's request, there will be no calling hours or visitation. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240.


Ryan D. Moore

Lisbon- Ryan D. Moore, 17, of Auburn, died on Saturday, December 02, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident.

Ryan was born on October 11, 1989, the son of Dale A. Moore Jr., and Deborah L. (Fortier) St. Pierre. Ryan was in the 11th grade at Calvary Christian Academy. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, was a basketball starter, ran cross-country and was always very fond of his teammates. Ryan was very involved at the youth group at his church, as well as the Bus Ministry, and Junior Church.

Ryan was always known to look for ways to help others and loved everybody. He always looked for, and found good in everyone. Ryan was particularly fond of his Uncle C.J. and his Uncle and Aunt Keith and Tammi. He enjoyed all sports, including snowmobiling, NASCAR especially Jeff Gordon, and was a huge New England sports fan. Ryan also enjoyed time spent at the Open Door Youth Camp. He particularly enjoyed embarrassing his mother in Wal-Mart.

Ryan was known for being a hard worker and worked at Clark’s Farm Stand in Turner baling hay. He also worked at Roy’s Driving Range in Auburn.

Ryan is survived by his parents, step parents Julie Moore of Lisbon Falls, Ron St. Pierre of Auburn, Sister’s Sierra Moore of Lisbon, Deanna St. Pierre of Auburn, Ashley Moore of Lewiston and Brother Ronnie Jr. of Auburn, Niece Autumn, grandparents; Judy and Charles Farnum of Lisbon Falls, Paul Fortier of Lisbon, Dale Sr. and Phyllis Moore of Lisbon Falls, William and Justine Gardner of Carmel, Great grandfather Elmer Moore of Lisbon Falls, Aunts and Uncles; Jeff and Donna Moore, Lucas Gardner, Lisa Fortier, Chuckie Fortier and several other Aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan also looked up to “Pastor Christner, youth Pastor Weeks. .

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, December 7th, from 11:30am to 1 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, Turner with a funeral service to follow. Burial will follow the service at Hillside Cemetery, Lisbon Falls. A gathering will take place after the burial at Open Door Bible Church, Gartley St. Lisbon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the; Bus Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church, Turner, M. 04282.

Condolences may be expressed www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Gardner C. Pope

BRUNSWICK – Gardner C. Pope, 94, former educator, athlete, and coach, died November 26, 2006 at Thornton Hall, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, surrounded by loving family.

Mr. Pope was born in East Machias, Maine on June 22, 1912, the son of John Adams and Alina Gardner Pope. He was married to the former Lillian M. Davis of Cutler on November 28, 1935.

After completing high school at Washington Academy in East Machias, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1934 with a major in chemistry. He later received his M.A. in Education from the University of Maine in Orono and received post-graduate credits from several universities and colleges..

At Bowdoin he participated in freshman baseball, varsity football, and track in which he lettered all four years as a pole-vaulter. He served as President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was a member of the college band.

Mr. Pope retired in 1972 from Falmouth High School after serving there for 20 years, first as science teacher-coach, then as Principal. Earlier he had served 19 years in the same capacity at Washington Academy in East Machias. In addition to coaching, one of Mr. Pope's proudest accomplishments was developing a number of State Science Fair winners and participants at Falmouth High School.

During his professional career he served as President of the Washington County Schoolmasters' Club, President of the Washington County Teachers Associations, the Cumberland County Triple-C Principals organization, Trustee of Washington Academy, member of the SAD #77 School Board, and on several committees of the State Principals Association including chairmanship of the State Science Fair Committee.

Outside of teaching, Gardner loved to play the saxophone. During his years in East Machias, he held barn dances at his home and the entire town came to hear and dance to his band. Over the years Mr. Pope has maintained an interest in music, and had played in a number of small dance bands in Eastern Maine and in the Portland area. Up until the age of 92, he continued playing the sax at area nursing homes and in the Brunswick UU Church's annual Christmas orchestra.

In Portland Mr. Pope was a member of the Sixty Plus Club, the Woodfords Club, and a Deacon of the Woodfords Congregational Church. In East Machias he was a member and Deacon of the First Congregational Church, Past Grand Master of the Warren Lodge of Masons, Past Patron of Warren Chapter, Order of Easter Star, member of Victory Lodge of I.O.O.F. and Schoodiewecook Rebekah Lodge.

Mr. Pope enjoyed a long and active, happy retirement. He developed a passion for oil painting, producing note cards from his work, and sharing them with all his friends. What makes his paintings amazing is that Mr. Pope had essential tremor. His hands shook so badly that he could not produce a legible signature. To produce one of his paintings took many hours of endurance and patience. He also loved to dance. He and his wife spent many winters in Florida to round dance with the many dance friends they had met. Moving to Brunswick in 1986, he became a member of the Fifty-Five Plus Center, where he enjoyed bridge playing. He also attended the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Mr. Pope's last 3 years were happily spent at Thornton Hall, the Assisted Living portion of Mid Coast Senior Health Center. There he especially enjoyed the crossword puzzle group, morning exercises, musical concerts, and van trips. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Thornton Hall for making Mr. Pope feel totally at home and special.

Surviving are his children Ms. Carole Ann Pope, Brunswick; John Alan Pope and wife Beverly, East Machias; Susan Michaud and husband Michael, Brunswick; and seven grandchildren: Meredith Wilcox, Washington, D.C.; Matthew Wilcox, Philadelphia, PA; Ian Pope, Las Cruces, NM; Allison Pope, Las Vegas, NV; Eric Pope, Somerville, MA; and Emily and Christina Michaud of Brunswick. He was pre-deceased by a brother Macy S. Pope and his wife of nearly 67 years, Lillian Davis Pope.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be donated to the charity of one's choice.


Elaine Sweet

Manchseter-Elaine Sweet, 62, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at her home following a lengthy illness.

Daughter of Stephen and Doris (Lane) Sweet, she was born in Pueblo, Colorado, September 15, 1944. A graduate of Deering High School and Central Maine General School of Nursing, she worked as a CCU/ICU nurse in area hospitals. She especially enjoyed several years as a traveling nurse, posted in many states throughout the country.

In addition to traveling, camping, fishing and reading, she enjoyed all sorts of crafting, and was most often seen with needlework in her hands. She was particularly pleased that her hand-decorated dolls have been sent to children around the world.

She was a member of the former Rebekahs lodge of Farmington, and frequently worked as a community volunteer.

She is survived by her parents, Stephen and Doris Sweet, of Sandown, NH; a sister, Charlotte Kaufmann, of Winslow; brothers Paul Sweet of Sandown, NH, and Duane Sweet, of Leimen, Germany; and several nieces and nephews.

At her request, a private burial service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Hampstead Union Church, P.O. Box 109, East Hampstead Union Church, East Hampstead, NH 03026.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Barbara M. Seely

PORTLAND -- Barbara M. Seely, 67, of Buxton Passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Maine Medical Center.

She was born on May 23, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Estelle Smykowski.

Barbara worked for Steele Drug Store during the 70s, and retired from the Cumberland County Sheriffs Dept. in 2004.

She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Barbara looked forward to her trips back home to Illinois to visit her family and friends.

Barbara was predeceased by her son, James N. Seely III, and her parents. She is survived by her son, Michael Seely and his wife Cheryl of South Portland; daughters, Theresa McAloon and her husband James of Portland, Kimberly Seely of Cumberland, Cheryl Meyer and her husband Chris of Buxton; grandchildren, Jason Hafner of Auburn, Ashley and Alisha Seely of South Portland, Katelyn and Kelsey McAloon of Portland, Seamus and Keegan Meyer of Buxton; brother, Robert Smykowski and his wife Peggy of Lombard, Ill.; sister, Carol Lukowski and her husband Roy of Illinois; and several nieces, and nephews.

Per Barbara's request there will be a private family graveside service. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One, Yarmouth.

Barbara's family would like to give special thanks to all the doctors and staff at Maine Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit for the care received during her stay.

In lieu of flowers, donations . may be made to: . The American Heart Association 343 Gorham Rd. . South Portland, Maine 04106 . Barbara M. (Smykowski) Seely


Flore “Flo” M. Berube

Lewiston- Flore (Flo) M. Berube, of 16 Homefield St., died peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at St. Marguerite D’Youville Pavilion.

She was born in Taunton, MA, on May 16, 1918, the daughter and last surviving of children born to Etienne L., and Hectorine E. (Denis) Berube. Her family moved to Lewiston and settled in the Little Canada neighborhood when she was only 6 months old. She received her education in local schools and started working in the shoe industry at the age of 16. Her working career spanned 51 years from her first job at Lund and Sweet (now known as the Barn) on Minot Ave. in Auburn and at numerous other shoe factories, with retirement from Arno Moccasin in Lewiston. She was a diligent and skillful skiver who taught numerous people the trade throughout her working years.

Flo was a generous, compassionate, and servant to many. Having been blessed with good health most of her life, she had a great capacity to work, be a mother, a grandmother, great grandmother and rendered service to many in need. Above all, she was totally devoted to her family whom she loved very much. May God grant her rest and peace now that her earthly journey is completed.

She is survived by her daughter Donna J. Favreau and her husband Rick, two grandsons; Jason R. Favreau of Westbrook, and Derrick A Favreau and his partner Alayna Gross of Auburn, a great grandson Julian A Favreau of Auburn, a sister-in-law Stella Brodeur and her husband Robert of Thompson CT., and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, sisters; Irene Pinard, Aurore Thompson, Lucienne Martel, Germaine Nadeau, and Rina Flaugher, and brothers; Henry, Arthur, Albert, and Leo.

The family wishes to thank all those who gave her loving care during her stay at Ste. Marguerite D’Youville Pavilion 2E and 4E, and to Dr. Singh for his attentiveness and concern during her ailment.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 11am at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Arlene E. Brown

SOUTH PARIS - Arlene E. Brown died Nov. 25, at Market Square Health Center, where she had resided for the past six weeks.

She was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Fryeburg, to Abbie Richardson Brown and E. Leroy Brown.

She attended the one-room schoolhouse in East Fryeburg and then Fryeburg Academy until the family moved to Bethel, where she graduated from Gould Academy in 1938.

The family owned Browns' Variety Store in Bethel and after graduation she worked in the store and rented boarding rooms in the upstairs.

In the early '40s, she moved to Lewiston and began working for F.W. Woolworth.

She transferred to Haverhill, Mass., bought a home in West Newbury, and eventually became W.F. Woolworth's district supervisor of the lunch departments across New England.

In 1980, she moved to Salem, N.H. and managed the lunch counter in Kmart until her retirement.

All her life, she was an avid bird watcher and gardener.

In her youth, she skied, hiked mountains and owned a riding horse. She was a member of the Audubon Society and past-president of the Salem Garden Club.

She also loved to travel, visiting many places in the U.S., Canada and Italy.

Friends remember her with one or two cats in residence and beautiful gardens with many feeder birds.

She considered herself very fortunate to have so many loving friends and neighbors, and she was a treasured friend, aunt, sister, and daughter.

She is survived by a sister, Rachel MacKay and husband, Blake; and nine nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Jim and his wife, Bea, and Alfred and his wife Faith; and a niece, Linda Brown Foster.

Memorial services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.


Marilyn Evans Ballard Bell

FRYEBURG -- Marilyn Evans Ballard Bell, 75, of Fryeburg died on Nov. 11, 2006.

Although Marilyn's lifetime accomplishments were many, none were more important to her than love of family. She was passionate about the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and enjoyed knitting while watching them.

She lovingly leaves four daughters and their husbands, Holly and Henry Foster of Fryeburg, Tracy and John Mason of Bethel, Kelly and Greg Lloyd of Fryeburg, Wendy and Paul Chaplin of Warrensburg, Mo.; plus six grandchildren, Trisha and Tasha Foster, Cassandra Mason, Brady Lloyd, Marissa and Corey Chaplin. She also leaves her dear friend, William Dame of Fryeburg.

A Remembrance of Life will be shared at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Masonic Hall, Portland St., Fryeburg.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Marilyn's name to:

The Hospice House . 236 Stetson Rd. . Auburn, Maine 04210 . or to: . The Fryeburg Rescue . P.O. Box 177


Jane L. Dakin

Lewiston - Jane L. Dakin, 64, of Main St. in Dixfield passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center. She was born on June 23, 1942 in Brunswick, the daughter of Dr. Robert and Dorothy (Mayers) Smith. Jane attended the Rumford Schools. She married her teenage sweetheart Donald Dakin Sr. on August 30th 1957 where they began their life journey together.

Jane worked for Bass Shoe Co., and also as a dietician, cook and resource care provider. She loved snowmobiling and was a member of the Poodunck snowmobile club, where she held the positions of secretary and treasurer. She enjoyed four wheeling, camping and traveling around the states with her husband Don. She especially loved to fish. Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog "Jackie".

Jane was predeceased by her parents and step mother Barney Smith. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years Donald Dakin Sr. of Dixfield, sons Donald Dakin Jr. and significant other Kayla, David Dakin and his wife Mary, granddaughters Heather, Tia, Sara, grandsons little Dave, Jason and great grandchildren Monique and Owen.

Jane was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and best friend. She will be sadly missed yet forever in our hearts, mind and soul.. Rest peacefully in your next journey Jane, we love you.

Jane's family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Central Maine Medical Center for the special and wonderful care given to her and the spiritually support and encouragement offered by family and friends during her brief illness.

There will be no services at this time and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later time.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Lawrence "Rick" Despres

Auburn-Lawrence "Rick" Despres, 66, of Lorelie Dr. Sabattus, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the Hospice House after a prolonged struggle with cardiac disease.

He was born in Jay on December 4, 1939 the only child of Lawrence and Emilienne (Deshaies) Despres. He resided in Livermore Falls, with his family until 1990 at which time they moved to Lewiston. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, attaining the 4th Degree.

Rick was an entrepreneur all his life. He was involved in many different business endeavors, including several rental properties. He and his wife were also involved in foster care for developmentally challenged individuals..

Rick was a caring and generous man, particularly to those less fortunate than himself. He took priority in his family and experienced the most happiness when surrounded by his children and grandchildren, who he insisted call him Pepére. In his spare time he enjoyed listening to jazz, watching old movies, and was a passionate yard-saler who loved collecting interesting finds from local dumps. .

Rick was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Lois Despres of Sabattus, sons Scott Despres and his wife Kathy of Fayette, Jeffrey Despres and wife Heather Bowman of Brunswick, daughter Tracey Despres of Sabattus, sisters-in-law Joan Myhaver, Diana Pease, brother-in-law Stanley Cilley, grandchildren Hannah, Abigail, Grace, Delaney, Kirah, Evey, Izak, and Phoenix.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Saturday, November 18th from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. with a service commencing at 11:30 A.M. at Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston.

The family would like to thank the Hospice House for all the wonderful care give to Rick during his stay.

In Rick’s memory, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Roger G. Dick

Dick- Roger Gene Dick, 54, of Lewiston, died on Thursday, November 9, 2006, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, in Lewiston. Services will be held at a later date.


Nancy L. Warner, 73, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

A chapel service will be held on Monday, November 20th at 10am at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. in Augusta.

In Nancy's memory donations may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 0421.


Ronald H. Mattson

Poland, ME- Ronald H. Mattson, 46, formerly of eastern Connecticut, and recently of Brunswick, ME, died on November 14th, 2006 in Poland, ME.

Ronald was born on July 16th, 1960, the son of Ann and Arthur Mattson.

Ronald is survived by his daughter Morgan G. Mattson of Poland, ME, his mother Ann of Uncasville, CT, brother Richard A.E. Mattson of Uncasville, CT, sisters Lou Ann Parsons of Bethlehem, PA and Jacqueline A. Chauvin of Demopolis, AL, one nephew, four nieces, three great nephews, and one great niece.

He was predeceased by his father.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 18th, at 1p at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 9 Church St., Auburn, M. 04210. There will also be a memorial service on Monday, November 20th, at 11a at St. Johns Church, Maple Ave., Uncasville, C. 0638.

Donations may be made to Morgan Gwen Mattson Education Fund, c/o Bath Savings, P.O. Box 548, Bath, M. 04530


Jane L. Dakin

Lewiston-Jane L. Dakin, 64, of Main St. in Dixfield passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born on June 23, 1942 in Brunswick the daughter of Dr. Robert and Dorothy (Mayers) Smith.

She worked for Bass Shoe, and also as a dietician and cook. Jane was a member of the Poodunck snowmobile club, where she held the positions of secretary and treasurer. She enjoyed camping and especially fishing.

Jane was predeceased by her parents and step mother Barney Smith. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years Donald Dakin Sr. of Dixfield, sons Donald Dakin and significant other Kayla, David Dakin and his wife Mary, grand daughters Heather, Tia, Sara,grandson. little Dave, Jason and Great Grandchildren Monique and Owen.

There will be no services at this time.


Douglas Noyes

Lewiston - Douglas Noyes, 76, of Mechanic Falls, died Thursday, Nov 2, at Montello Manor after a long illness. He was born in Carthage, June 21, 1930, the son of Mildred Noyes.

He was an extremely loving father and husband who enjoyed fishing. He lived in Auburn for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Noyes of Mechanic Falls; three sons, Richard Noyes, and wife, Cindy, of Lewiston, Barry Noyes of Auburn and Jeffrey Noyes, and wife, Tina, of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Ela McDaniel, and husband, Thomas, of Carlton, Ore.; and six loving grandchildren, Shawn, Jessica, Jacob, Tyler, Katelyn and Nathan.


Shirley A. Robie

TOPSHAM — Shirley Ann Robie, 57, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at her home in Topsham attended by friends and family.

She was born in Bath to George F. McLean and Edna York McLean on Feb. 11, 1949. She graduated from Morse High School. She was an avid craftsperson, and particularly enjoyed sewing. She recently retired from L.L. Bean's manufacturing facility due to her declining health.

Surviving are her husband, Richard H. Foster of Topsham; her mother, Edna Loveitt of Bath; three brothers, John McLean and his wife, Kathy, of Sabino, Dana McLean and his wife, Linda Gilbert, of Woolwich, George McLean and his wife, Bette Ann, of West Bath; a son, Keith E. Fraser and his wife, Lisa; two grandsons; and five stepgrandchildren.

At her request there will be no funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick or CHANS Home Healthcare and Hospice affiliate of Mid Coast Health Services.


Muriel E. Girard

AUBURN - Muriel E. Girard, 81, of Lewiston died at the Hospice House on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

She was born in Skowhegan on May 30, 1925. She was a shoe shop worker all her life.

Survivors include four sons, Gary Girard, and his wife, Christie, of Lewiston, Harry Coburn of Lewiston, Bill Coburn of Auburn and Charles Coburn of Lincoln; two daughters, Sheila Michaud of Lewiston and Dorothy Coburn of Auburn; her ex-husband, Herbert Coburn of Auburn; a brother, Charles Harrison of Freeport; and many grandchildren including, Tiffany and Gregory; and many great-grandchildren.

A small gathering will be held at 74 Knox St., Lewiston, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29.


William H. “Willie” Peace

Augusta- William H. “Willie” Peace, 82, of Windsor, died on October 21, 2006, at Maine General Medical Center.

William was born on April 7, 1924 in Waterville, ME, the son of William H. and Lena M. (Oby) Peace. He attended Goodwill Hinckley School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII for three years as an airplane mechanic. After leaving the service he worked as a mechanic, factory worker, and 30 years of training and racing horses.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family. He had a special passion for training and racing horses. He especially enjoyed spending time with his great-granddaughter Alexis.

He is survived by his long-time companion of 32 years, Virginia Gilbert, of Windsor, step-daughters Faye Newman and her husband Robert of Windsor, Leslie McKenna and her husband Harold of Windsor; step-son Charles Belyea of Starks; grandchildren Melissa Murchison of Windsor, Nicole McKenna of Boston, Bill LeBlanc and wife Teresa of Madison, Mark LeBlanc and his fiancé Pam of Skowhegan, Marty LeBlanc of Madison, Matt LeBlanc of Madison, Cheryl GeDeon and her husband Mark of Florida, and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Windsor Memorial Baptist Church, Route 32, in Windsor, ME on Wednesday, November 1st, at 3pm with militar honors.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Carol A. Woodbury

Auburn-Carol Ann Woodbury, 61, of 56 Hersey Hill Rd, Minot, died Sunday October 22, 2006 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

She was born in Lewiston on September 4, 1945 and is survived by her parents, Wilfred and Lorraine Fournier of Auburn.

She attended Sacred Heart school, graduated from Edward Little High School and Bliss Business College.

Carol owned and operated the Humpty Dumpty Day care in Norway Maine and later was the director of the Rockinghorse Day Care in Lewiston. She most recently was employed by IBM in Atlanta, Georgia as the liaison for French speaking clients.

Carol is survived by her husband Donald Woodbury. She was the proud mother of two sons; Kevin Pratt and his wife Allie of Minot and Ken Pratt and his wife Melissa of Greene. She was the stepmother of Jennifer Collins, wife of Alvin Collins of Apex, North Carolina.

Carol loved her family and her four grandchildren; Dillon and Jessica of Minot and Ashley and Ryan of Greene, who were all a special source of happiness for her.

She is also survived by a brother, Marc Fournier and his wife Jean of Lewiston and a sister, Sonia Tyler and her husband Donald of Auburn. She was predeceased by her identical twin who died shortly after birth. She is also survived by 3 nephews who loved her: Matthew Fournier of Greene; Traverse Fournier of Auburn and Nicholas Lawton of Ft Gordon, Georgia.

Carol's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr Nicholette Erickson and the staff of Central Maine Oncology; Dr Roger Austin and the staff at The Hospice House, who supported Carol and her family through her journey.

Memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 6 to 8pm at Funeral Alternatives. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, October 27 at 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Auburn. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery Lewiston.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice at 15 Strawberry Ave; PO Box 819, Lewiston, Maine 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Jimmie Lee Baker

Yarmouth-Jimmie Lee Baker, 92, Passed away on Wed. October 18, 2006 at Brentwood Manor in Yarmouth.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20th at 2pm at the First Parish Church, Main St. Yarmouth.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LL. 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me.


Clifford “Bob” Palmer

Lewiston- Clifford H. “Bob” Palmer, 84, of Chesterville, died Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center.

Bob was born in Oakland on April 23, 1922, the son of Maynard and Ida (Durgin) Palmer. He grew up in the Oakland and Gardiner areas. Bob had a brother; Edward Palmer, and four sisters; Beverly McFadden, Dorothy Hassen, Marguerite Palmer, and Eleanor Christie.

Bob was married for 25+ years to Bette (Christie) Palmer and had three children; Randall Palmer, Joel Palmer, and Sally Mason. He also has several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Bob loved to travel. When he was in his teens, he hitchhiked around the country. Each summer, he took his family on road trips with destinations like California, Arizona, etc... In his later years, he enjoyed telling stories about his hitchhiking adventures.

He was a self-taught gunsmith, gun dealer, and was the owner of Palmer Gun Shop in Gardiner. Later on he loved wheeling and dealing antiques, guns, knives, swords, and second-hand merchandise at several different flea markets. He also loved finding treasures at lawn sales.

Bob had a passion for writing stories and has been writing journals for over thirty years. He loved telling ghost stories and tales of his childhood; of working on his grandfather’s farm, living in old (supposedly) haunted houses, and selling scrap metal to junk yards to make the 5 cents he needed to go to the movies. He wrote several poems and stories that have been published.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, exchanging tall tales with buddies, road trips, playing cards, watching westerns, golf and tennis on TV, crafting knives, inlaying guns, restoring antiques, making decorative canes, and fixing just about anything. He especially loved spending time with his kids and grandchildren and helping them with their projects.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends and all who knew him.

The family would like to thank the staff at Seton Rehab in Waterville and Central Maine Medical Center Emergency Room and M-1 for their excellent care and kindness.

At Bob’s request there will be no visiting hours or funeral services.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M.


Gerard D. Fives

Waterville-GERARD D. FIVES, 69, of Mathews Ave. formerly of Staten Island N.Y., died on October 15, 2006 at his home with his family.

He was born on 8/8/37 in Manhattan New York the son of Jeremiah Fives & Jessie Campolone.

Gerard enjoyed His Wife & Family

He was a longtime Merchant Marine

Gerard is survived by his Wife Andrea Fives, Daughters- Corrine Fives, Jennifer and husband George Morano. extended daughters & Sons - Laura & Jack Easton, Jo-Anne & Nick Nigro, Andrea Mirabella, Robert & Sue Mirabella, Chris & Francine Mirabella & 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK ALL HIS FRIENDS FROM HOSPICE- PATSY, MICHELLE, Jackie, Chaplin-Juliann (Our Deepest Sympathy), volunteer and friend Chuck thank you for all your HELP AND STRENGTH THRU THESE difficult TIMES.

No services will be held at this time.


Robert J. G. Ouellette

AUBURN - Robert "Bob" J. G. Ouellette, 63, of Lewiston, died Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Hospice House in Auburn after a brief illness.

He was born in Lewiston on June 22, 1943, a son of Gerard and Violet (Blanchette) Ouellette, He was educated in Auburn and Lewiston schools.

He enlisted in the army and served his country for 11 years. He later worked for Dyn Corp. as an aircraft inspector in Germany for 10 years.

He is survived by his three daughters, Claire Ouellette and her life partner, Ken, Caren Holliday and her husband, Russell, and Rachel Russell and her husband, Scott; two grandchildren, Josh and Grace Russell, all of whom reside in Florida; a sister, Claire Bilodeau and her husband, Paul, of Malden, Mass.; and a brother, Richard and his wife, Terrie, of Sabattus.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.


Michael C. Taber

AUBURN - Michael C. Taber, 57, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 13, at the Hospice House.

He was born April 6, 1949, the son of Edward and Juanita Taber Jr. He was educated in Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1967.

Mike served in the Army, where he did a tour of duty in Korea, and after, worked locally as an aviation mechanic and as a machinist. In later years, he worked in the skiing industry and also as a greens keeper.

He loved the outdoors and spent as much time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and golfing as he could.

He is survived by his daughter, Alicia, of Gorham; sister, Nancy, of Auburn; brother, Jeff, of Farmington; and his nephews, Ian, Derek and Graham; he will also be sadly missed by many good friends.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Mike's final wishes were to have no official funeral services. Family and friends will have a private service in November.


Christopher Michael Gendron

Lewiston- Christopher Michael Gendron, 32, of Lisbon, died Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at CMMC after a brave battle with cancer.

He was born on December 18, 1973, the son of Burt and Leigh (Kendall) Gendron. He graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1992. He worked for his father and various other jobs. He was a great handy-man, especially for his grandparents. He married Amy Piepkorn on August 28, 1999.

Chris’ great loves were his family, especially his son Dalton. His other loves were playing golf, playing pool, and listening to music, especially the Grateful Dead. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Chris is survived by his wife Amy and son Dalton, his father Burt Gendron , mother; Leigh Strout and her husband Kevin, sisters; Katie Strout Hyde and her husband Chris, and Brittany Gendron, brother; Derek Gendron, niece; Kyleigh Hyde, grandparents; Marvin and Joanne Kendall, and Burt and Theresa Gendron, a special Aunt; Sue (Kendall) Canuel and her husband Roger. Also surviving is a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandparents; Robert and Patricia Strout.

At Chris’ request, there will be no visitation or funeral. A gathering of remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 12-3pm at “Mixers” in Sabattus. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dalton Gendron’s Trust Fund at Sabattus Regional Credit Union, P.O. Box 250, Sabattus, M. 0428.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Raymond Cecil Wyman

Wyman. Raymond Cecil Wyman, 84, of Auburn, died October 5, 2006 at the Hospice House in Auburn. A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Monday, October 9 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St, Auburn, M. 04210. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, M. 04210, or The American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Topsham, M. 04086. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


Jeanne LaRoche

AUBURN - Jeanne LaRoche, 71, of Old Orchard Beach and formerly of Lisbon Falls, passed away at Hospice House, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Oct. 3, with her family at her side.

She was born in Lisbon on Sept. 12, 1935, the eldest daughter of Ernest and Estelle (Gagnon) Berube. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1952, and married her high school sweetheart, Richard W. LaRoche in 1953.

She lived in Lisbon Falls most of her life, raising her children and staying actively involved in community activities, in particular the Chamber of Commerce. She was a longtime member of the Church of New Jerusalem.

Together with her husband, she was co-owner of LaRoche Insurance from 1980, until her retirement in 1997. During her career, she also worked at Agway Inc. and Allstate Insurance.

After retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively - spending summers in their Old Orchard Beach home and winters in their Sun City West, Ariz. home.

She enjoyed golfing, playing cards, cooking, watching the Red Sox, knitting her famous mittens and many other social activities. As a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, her family was always first and foremost in her heart. A matriarch of the family, she filled the lives of those around her with energy and laughter, always displaying genuine care for others.

She is survived by husband, Richard; daughter, Jane, and her husband, Burt Thomas, of Auburn; four sons, Mark, and his wife, Marybeth, of Greene, Matthew, and his wife, Ruth, of Greenville, Richard, and his wife, Marilyn, on Bowdoinham and Joseph of Lewiston; as well as 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Kendra, Anna, Gabriel, Levi, Danielle, Allyson, April, Tina and Leah; her mother, Estelle of Portland; and three siblings, Helene, and her husband, Bill Butterfield, of Kennebunk, Raymond Berube, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Hudson, Fla. and Vivian, and her husband, Gary Janosco, of Fort Fairfield.

She was predeceased by her father, Ernest in 1955; and a daughter, Renee, in 1960.


Roger Robert

ROBERTS - Roger W., 63, of Auburn, died in Auburn, Oct. 4. Private services will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, in Gardiner. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210, in his memory.

AUBURN - Roger W. Roberts, 63, of Auburn, died Oct. 4, at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

Born Sept. 19, 1943, the son of William Roberts and Beverly Wills, he was educated in Lewiston schools. He married Patricia Y. Poulin on June 26, 1970.

He was a truck driver. He retired from R.C. Moore due to ill health.

Survivors include sibling, Mrs. John (Sally) Dingus; children, JoAnn Roberts of Germany, Mrs. Ricky (Tammie) Nuzzo and Mrs. Roy (Shelley) McKellick, both of Lewiston and Matthew Roberts, and partner, Amanda Dedham and Torri Roberts, all of Auburn; grandchildren, Dana and Mindy Bussiere of Lisbon, Michael Emond, Brandon Nuzzo, Rachel Emond, Bodhi McKellick and Kristopher McKellick, all of Lewiston, Joey Hughs and Katie Hughs, both of Florida and Ethan Roberts and Evan Roberts, both of Auburn.

He was predeceased by brother, Neil; parents; and two sons, Michael and Christopher.

Private services will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, in Gardiner. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210, in his memory.


Alvin S. Martin, Jr.

Alvin S.Martin,Jr.,age 88,of 23 Curtis Lane,Topsham,Me. died September 26,2006 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath,Me. Born in Putnam,Ct.on December 25,1917, he was the son of Alvin S.and Louise W. Martin.He graduated from Springfield,Vt.High School and N.E.Aeronautical School in Boston,Ma.During World War II he worked at a US Army Air Force Contract Flying School at Harrell Field in Arkansas as a Chief Aircraft Inspector.

Mr.Martin worked for some of the major airlines as an Aircraft Mechanic before moving back to his childhood home in Vermont to work and eventually retire.

He enjoyed hiking,having climbed most ,if not all,of the 48 White Mountain four thousand footers.

He was predeceased by a brother,Donald Martin.Survivors include a brother,Russell and his wife Merlene of Topsham,Me.,a sister-in law,Janice Martin of Springfield,Vt. and four nephews.

Private Memorial Services will be held in Putnam,Ct.this Fall.


Irene D. Kennedy

Auburn- Irene D. Kennedy, 74, of Lisbon Falls, died on Friday, September 29, 2006,surrounded by her family,at the Hospice House in Auburn.

Irene was born in Wayne, ME on January 20, 1932, the daughter of Raymond and Arlene (Rose) Martin.

She was married on January 1953 to Fredrick R. Kennedy at the Methodist Church in South Portland.

Irene worked for several years at Fairchild Semi Conductor in South Portland, as a chip fabricator, as well as in several nursing homes, finally retiring in 1994 after 10 years working for CMMC's housekeeping Dept.

Irene enjoyed listening to country music and was a huge Elvis fan. She also loved the beach, swimming, reading Stephen King novels, doing Word Search and especially spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family, as well as PeeDe. her daughter's pug.

Irene was predeceased by her husband in 1980, as well as her parents.

She is survived by her children; Althea L. Kennedy-Ecker and her husband Jonathan Ecker of Lisbon Falls, Fredrick R. Kennedy jr, of Portland, Theodore W. Kennedy and his companion Sheryl Fournier of Auburn, Timothy A. Kennedy and his wife Kelly Smith of Brunswick, and John T. Kennedy of Sanford; siblings; Charlie Martin and his wife Judy, Glennace Conant and her husband Bernie, Eleanor Hutchinson and her husband Hazen, Gloria Pepin and her companion Edward Bent, and Jerry Martin and his companion,Arlene; and grandchildren; Sean Bartshe,of Lewiston, Michael Bartshe and his wife Tonya of Auburn, Joe Kennedy and his wife Cindy of Auburn, Lauren Kennedy of Brunswick, Olivia Treadwell of Sanford, Jessica Kennedy of Augusta and Amber Ecker of Stratford, Ct. Great-Grandchilren include Shaine and Seanna Morris,Tiahna and Joe Kennedy jr, Nathan Bartshe, Christopher Delashmit and Great-Great-Granddaughter Shauntee Johnson. She will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

She will also be fondly remembered and missed by her former companion, Normand Fournier of Tucson, Arizona.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made in Irene’s honor to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, M. 04210.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, Oct.3rd at 2pm at the United Methodist Church, School St,Lisbon Falls. Internment will take place immediately following the service at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, M. 0421.

Arrangements ar. under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Phyllis C. Griffin

Auburn-Phyllis C. Griffin, 85, of Lisbon Falls, passed away peacefully of Oct. 1, 2006 at Hospice House.

She was born in Lisbon Falls on December 26, 1920 the daughter of Francis H. and Anna (Schutt) Christopher.

Phyllis graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1938 and Farmington State Teachers College in 1942 with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics.

She taught home economics at Porter Academy, Douglas Hill, Maine and Lisbon High School for seven years. During World War II she worked at Brunswick Naval Air Station where she met her husband Ezra (Bud) Skolfield. They were wed in 1944. Together they raised two sons, Daniel and Jeffrey. While married to Bud they enjoyed showing horses with her sister Shirley.

After Bud died in 1963 she went on to work at Farnsworth Mill in the payroll dept. then to Geiger Bros. as Administrative Assistant to Frank Geiger, then on to RCA in Lewiston in the purchasing Dept. Finally, she went to work for Maine Electronics until her retirement in 1985.

She married James G. Griffin in 1967. They and their families spent many weekends skiing, swimming and fishing at their camp on Little Wilson Pond. Later, in life she began her own business, “Wreath Creations” specializing in pine cones and sea shell wreaths.

Her favorite pastime in later years was playing “Beano” with her friends. She was a devoted and loving mother and her family was always first and foremost in her heart.

She was predeceased by her two husbands. Phyllis is survived by her son Daniel B. Skolfield and wife Sharon, Jeffrey M. Skolfield and wife Beth of Lisbon Falls, grandchildren Heather of Lewiston, William of Hilo Hawaii, Melissa of Richmond, Hollie and Katie of Lisbon Falls, five great grandchildren, sister Shirley Christopher Ricker and husband Wayne of Lisbon, and five nieces.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30pm at Hillside Cemetery, High St. Lisbon Falls Wednesday, October 4th, followed by a remembrance of life at the Slovak Hall 12 Avery St. Lisbon Falls following the service.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House P.O. Box 819 Lewiston, Me 04243-081.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Martin L. Lashua, Jr.

DANVILLE - Martin L. Lashua, Jr., 81, of the Old Danville Rd. passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006, at his home with his wife of 52 years, Beverly Gilbert Lashua, eight children and other family members at his side.

He was born on June 25, 1925 in Lewiston, the son of Martin, Sr. and Helen (Colley) Lashua, attended Pennell Institute in Gray and graduated from Springfield High School, Springfield, Vermont.

Martin proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was later employed as a heavy equipment operator for Blue Rock Industries of Westbrook for over 25 years and the Maine Turnpike Authority, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the AMVETS Post #6 of New Gloucester for over forty years, where he was a past commander and lifetime member. Martin was also a member of the American Legion #86 of Gray, the Danville Grange, Pomona, State and National Grange, Danville Union Church, First Auburn Senior Citizens and Robin Dow Senior Citizens.

Martin enjoyed watching the Red Sox, crossword puzzles, birdwatching, reading, traveling, bingo and particularly time spent with his family. .

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother-in-law, Alvin Gilbert, and his sister-in-law, Shirley Lashua.

In addition to his wife, Martin is survived by four sons, Gary, of Danville; Jim and wife, Martha, Rick and wife Carol, Mike and wife, Janet, all of Auburn; four daughters, Glendine Thomas Allen and husband, John, of Powhatan, Virginia; Diane Phipps and husband, Fred, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; Debbi Briggs and husband, Bob, of Portland; and Denise Brooks and husband, Mike, of Danville. Also, 20 grandchildren, Edward Burnett, Jr., Jessica Chalker, Erin Gurney, Ben and Jason McIntyre, Sarah Kelly; Heather, Sheena, Elizabeth, Kurt, Drew, Emily and Sarah Lashua, Chris, Scott and Allison Briggs, Kelli McDonald, Heidi and Katie Brooks and Jennifer Laliberte. Also, 15 great-grandchildren, Sam and Elizabeth Gurney, Brodie, Matthew and Eva Kelly, Ian and Brendan McIntyre, Ashley Gagnon, Dillon Dochnahl, Lukas Briggs, Miranda and Tommy McDonald, Madison and McKenzie Brooks, and soon-to-be born, Edward Burnett, III ("Trey"). Martin is also survived by three brothers, Ralph of Danville, Richard of Auburn and George of Auburndale, Florida, one sister, Kathy Turner of Grafton Notch, New Hampshire, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, October 1st from 3 to 5pm at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. A memorial service will take place at Funeral Alternatives on Monday, October 2nd at 3pm with interment to follow at Upper Gloucester Cemetery in New Gloucester.

The family wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Barbara Smith of Helping Hands, Scott Richards PA, and CMMC Rehabilitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martin's memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819. .

Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, ME 04240.


Norma Alexander

LISBON FALLS — Norma Alexander, 71, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Lisbon Falls on April 11, 1935, the daughter of George and Madelyn Varney-Fowler. She was educated in local schools, and married Kenneth S. Alexander on April 21, 1980. She had been employed at Lisbon Mill in Lisbon Falls, Farmsworth Mill and Hillcrest of Lewiston.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Olin Parker and his wife, Tina, of Poland, Norman Parker and his wife, Irene, of Norway, Carroll Parker and his wife, Tammy, of Lewiston and Floyde Parker of West Paris; seven stepchildren; two grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a brother, Melvin and his wife, Threasa, of Lewiston.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert Parker; two sisters, Florence Bowie and Alice Makay; a brother, Harold Fowler; and a step-son-in-law, Bob Harris.

Upon her request, there will be no viewing or services. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives.


Arthur W. Bishop

Arthur W. Bishop Jr. was a proud husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and Navy sailor. He was born January 29, 1920 to Arthur Sr. and Bernice Bishop in Augusta, Maine..

While serving in the Navy as a 3rd class ship fitter with the Sea Bees, Arthur served and was injured in the Pacific Theater. Soon after returning home from WWII, he attended a dance at Purgatory Dance Hall in Litchfield where he met his beloved wife of 58 years, Ellen Lasselle Bishop. They were married on February 14, 1946 in Gardiner. .

Arthur loved his family: Richard Bishop and late wife, Barbara, Michael Bishop and wife Fern, Stephen Bishop and wife Ann, Susan O'Connor and husband John and Melody Bishop. Arthur's eight grandchildren are: Lisha Cooper and husband Mike, Christopher Bishop and wife Kris, Jaime O'Connor, Jill Avery and husband Ryan, Megan Phelan and husband Matthew, Shannon Bishop, Darcie Bishop and Kim Bishop and husband Mike. Arthur also had seven great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Seth Taylor, Ashley, Danielle, Matthew, Cobi and Connor. He was expecting his first great great grandchild. Arthur will also be missed by his dogs: Coco, Brandy and Maxie who he enjoyed taking rides to McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts with. He spent many suppertimes visiting his late wife, Ellen's, gravesite where he will be joining her. .

Arthur worked for Bath Iron Works, Augusta State Hospital, Togus and Maine Turnpike Authority. After many years of health problems, he succumbed to his service injuries and became fully disabled. During summers, Arthur and Ellen sold items at craft fairs throughout the state. They also worked together delivering meals-on-wheels for many years. Arthur was a life-long Maine resident. He was involved with AARP, West Gardiner Senior Citizens, Grange and the First Baptist Church. .

Arthur died peacefully on September 24, 2006 at home with family and pets. As an avid member of the DAV, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Disabled American Veterans, Department of Maine at PO Box 3415 Augusta, Maine 04330. A memorial service will be held on September 29, 2006 at 9:00am at the new Veterans Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Street in Augusta, Maine. The gathering will continue at Arthur's son's home, Michael Bishop, at 189 Bogg Road in Augusta, Maine.


Donald R. Pepin

Lewiston- Donald R. Pepin, 66, of Bates St., died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at Montello Manor with family by his side.

Donald was born Aug. 25, 1940, the son of Robert and Arlene (Brissette) Pepin. He attended Livermore Falls and Auburn Schools. .

Donald enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, Playing softball with his children while they were growing up, collecting American Indian memorabilia, and playing dice.

Donald was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and a nephew.

He is survived by his six children; Gene and his wife Robin of Auburn, Pete of Auburn, Ken and his girlfriend Misty of Lewiston, Billy of Auburn, Tony and his wife Lisa of Auburn, and Kylie and her long-time companion Rob of Lewiston, four brothers; Jerry and his wife Jeannette of Auburn, Albert of Oregon, Emile o. Auburn, and Paul of Auburn, four sisters; Yvette of Lewiston, Georgette of Georgia, Cecile of Lewiston, and Terry of Lewiston, as well as ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and close friends, especially Robin Montminy, Melissy Gagne, and Jamie (Pork chop) Bennette.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 4p and 6 to 8. at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St. in Lewiston.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


David D. Galarneau

DURHAM — David D. Galarneau Sr., 71, of Durham died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, while a patient at Bodwell House, Brunswick.

He was born in Rumford on Sept. 13, 1935, a son of William and Josephine Galarneau.

He was educated in Brunswick and Freeport schools and was basketball manager at Freeport High School. On Dec. 24, 1952, he married Esther A. Staples.

For 37 years, he worked in the shoe industry, but found his true accomplishment in building contruction, especially in finish carpentry.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved and lived for his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and waited with excitement for the recent birth of his first great-grandchild, Finnian Daniel McCarthy..

In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and camping with family and friends and spending time at the family camp on Tacoma Lake.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years; two sons, David D. Galarneau Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Durham and Ronald A. Galarneau and his wife, Lisa, of Lisbon; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Alburt Galarneau of Roxbury and Philip Galarneau and his wife, Faye, of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; a sister, Rita Brassard of Bradford, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Daniel A. Galarneau, on Sept. 14, 1958; three brothers; Raymond Galarneau, Romeo Galarneau and Alphonse Galarneau; and three sisters, Roseanna Plummer, Irene Galarneau and Mary Patenaude.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Brunswick Church of the Nazarene, 94 McKeen St., Brunswick, with the Rev. Wally Staples officiating. A reception will immediately follow in Fellowship Hall at the church.


Emerson E. Moore

PHIPPSBURG — Emerson E. Moore, 78, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at a Brunswick hospital. He was born in Lubec on Feb. 11, 1928, the son of Everett and Martha (Huckins) Moore.

He served 22 years in the Navy, serving in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He worked as a weilder at Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut and later at Bath Iron Works. After retirement, he enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

He enjoyed family time, sports, playing cards, fishing, camping and cooking. One of his favorite things was cooking his famous spagetti sauce for hs family. He was a member of the American Legion Smith-Tobey Post 21 in Bath and the Verterans of Foreign Wars in Topsham.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mildred L. (Bryer) Moore; six children, Karan Burton of Hayes, Va., Deanna Knight of Whiting, Debra Hale of San Diego, Calif., Stephen Moore of Groton, Conn., Cheryl Moore of Georgetown and Frank Moore of Bath; four sisters, Rosemary Reynolds of Palmyra, Sylvia Kurt of Palmyra, Barbara Hamilton of Pittsfield and Ethel Allen of Palmyra; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the chapel in the new section of the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at 163 Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service at the American Legion Smith-Tobey Post 21 on Congress Avenue in Bath.


Kenneth G. Couture

LEWISTON - Kenneth Couture, 64, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 15, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center with close friend, Raymond Whitehouse, by his side.

Born in Lewiston July 27, 1942, the son of Raymond Couture, also known as "Abner" (Pam) and his wife, Irene of St. Clairsville, Ohio. He attended Edward Little High School.

He enjoyed going to Old Orchard with his twin sons when they were young and especially enjoyed his grandchildren, who spent sleepovers and holidays with him. He worked at Intown Manor and Montello Nursing Home.

He is survived by twin sons, Donald Couture of Lewiston and Ronald and wife, Brooke Couture, of Dallas, Ga.; three grandchildren, Joshua, Tori Mae and Tyler; sister, Darleen Couture of Ohio; brothers, Terry Couture of Ohio, Richard Couture of Ohio and Brad Couture of Maryland; very special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Bission and family; an aunt, Lou Reny and Noreen St. Pierre.

He was predeceased by his mother, Rita LaFrance; a sister, Diane (Couture) Nagy; and a brother, Ronald Couture.COUTURE - Kenneth G., 64, died in Lewiston, Sept. 15. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.


Col. Dwayne E. Kelley

AUGUSTA -- Col. Dwayne E. Kelley, USAF, retired, of 33 Eastern Ave., Augusta, died at home on Sept. 12, 2006.

Dwayne was born on Sept. 17, 1925, to William E. Kelley and Helen Hunter Kelley, in Clark, S.D. He served 31 years in the Air Force, including tours in North Africa, Vietnam, Germany, England and Guam. He loved flying and loved his years in the military. He married his wife, Nancy, in Guam in 1971. After retiring from the Air Force he joined Bechtel Power Co., spending time with Nancy in Kuwait, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and other areas of the world.

Dwayne leaves his wife, Nancy, and stepdaughter, Denise Nadeau; in addition his daughter Kimberly of San Antonio, Texas. He also leaves three sisters and their families, Donna Johnson of Rapid City, S.D., Jeanine and John Rynerson of Apple Valley, Minn., and Muriel and Marv Long of Hemet, Calif.; and a brother, Bill Kelley of Hemet..

He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Jack Johnson; brother Rich Kelley; and sister Maxine.

In addition he is survived by Nancy's family, Dwayne's sister-in-law, Jo, and her husband, Rick; his brothers-in-law and their wives, Norman and Pat Heitman of Hampden, John Heitman of Bangor and Richard and Toni Heitman of Knoxville, Tenn. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Norman and Marie Heitman..

In addition to the above, we would like to acknowledge our close friends, Karen Smith, who was there for many years of his illnesses, and Tamara Blesh, for all their help, Dr. Ramon Chelueitte, Dr. Tim Hendrickson, Dr. Paul Bloch, the dialysis nurses and technicians at the Thayer Unit for their care, and the wonderful support he received from the extraordinary staff at the Brighton Access Center of Maine Medical Center in Portland, were all so important in our lives the last six years.

We also thank the hospice staff for their support the last few days of Dwayne's life. Dodie, Peggy and Debbie were there when Dwayne needed them. Peggy, especially, made many, many visits the last three days. Thank you all.

Services will be private and held on Sept. 24.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330


Denis A. Levesque

Auburn-Denis A. Levesque, 83, of Center St. passed away Thursday, September 14, 2006 at Bolster Heights Nursing Home, Auburn.

He was born on April 25, 1923 in Lewiston the son of Donat and May (Comeau) Levesque. Donat Levesque was the Mayor of Lewiston from 1936-1939.

Denis attended St. Peter and Paul Primary School. Followed by high school level in Victoria Ville PQ and completing his education at Lewiston High School. He graduated in 1942 with first honors and member of the national honor society. Due to a handicap, Denis was unable to enlist into service during WWII; therefore he secured a job at the South Portland shipyard as a ship fitter. In 1945 Denis relocated to San Francisco, California, and worked at the naval shipyard after a thirty year career with the Navy Department. He retired in 1979 as a ship surveyor planner and estimator.

Denis was married for thirty six years to Elva Robbins of Biddeford, who died in 1986. Since then he has traveled all over the world with a new life companion, Else Perkins-Martin. Due to failing health and the high cost of living in San Francisco and Bay area Denis returned to Auburn in 2001.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Joan Cutler Irish

YARMOUTH - Joan Cutler Irish, 75, of 39 River Bend Drive, Yarmouth, formerly of Sudbury, Massachusetts, died on September 6, 2006 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

She was born at Newton Hospital on October 7, 1931, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mann Cutler of West Newton, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA in 1953.

Joan was a longtime, passionate environmental activist. Early in her career she was a member and chair of the Sudbury Conservation Commission and coordinator of the Sudbury Community Gardens. She was also director of public service information for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for 14 years.

After moving to Maine in 1981, Joan focused on preserving and protecting Maine's lakes and their water quality. In 1993, she was one of five winners of the Jefferson Award for distinctive community service given by the Maine Broadcasting System. Joan was president (1988-1992), then executive director, and recently a board member of the Maine Congress of Lake Associations (COLA). She was also the president of the Kezar Lake Watershed Association (KLWA) and its newsletter publisher. She was active as a volunteer or board member in numerous other environmental organizations. Joan received a Citizen Scientist Recognition Award by Maine Audubon in 2003 for 20 years as a loon count volunteer.

In addition, Joan was a talented freelance artist who specialized in pencil and pen and ink drawings and watercolors. She loved memories of her childhood summers in Marshfield, MA, eating Maine lobster, picking blueberries, visiting farm markets and crafts shows, attending the Portland Museum of Art with her children, playing the guitar, learning the Internet and how it could support advocacy, canoeing, and spending time at her 40-year-old summer camp located on her beloved Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine.

She is predeceased by her parents and older brother James D. Cutler of Abington, MA..

Survivors include her four children: John L. Irish, wife Elaine Kemna, and granddaughter Stephanie A. Irish of Evanston, IL; Susan D. Irish and husband James G. Gist of Philadelphia , PA; Bradley C. Irish of Portland, ME; and Laurie D. Irish of Louisville, TN. She is also survived by her younger brother Charles M. Cutler, Jr.; sister-in-law Sally Cutler; former husband James L. Irish and sister-in-law Margaret Porter; and seven nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring of 2007.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by: Kezar Lake Watershed Association, Inc. P.O. Box 88 Lovell, ME 04051OR Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library 227 Main Street P.O. Box 105 Lovell, ME 04051.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Mahlon S. Glidden

AUGUSTA -- Mahlon "Biff" Stanley Glidden of 800 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, died of an unexpected illness on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Biff was born in Waterville on Dec. 15, 1952. He graduated from Erskine Academy in 1971, and in 1972 he entered and served in the National Guard. At the time of his death, Biff was employed by McGee Construction of West Gardiner, but he previously worked in many fields, including as a self-employed logger and as a real estate developer.

Biff led a colorful life, was restless at heart, had an entrepreneurial spirit and found fulfillment in variety. Beyond his various occupations, he loved cars and cars that were fast, and motorcycles and motorcycles that were fast. He achieved expert level in motocross, he learned to fly, and he loved playing pool (he was very good) at the end of the day at Lisa's Restaurant in Augusta.

One of his many skills, which he always thought of as just something you do, was house construction. He built his first home in Palermo just after graduating from high school. He built several others later on. Biff had a characteristic "Do-it-yourself!" attitude in just about everything.

Biff also had a signature greeting. Whenever he would see people, he'd ask how they were with their names in the question: "How's Mike?" or "How's Lisa?" His conversations always had his usual chuckle and the easygoing Glidden nature. Family and friends alike will miss him.

Biff was predeceased by his mother and father, Lois Cook Glidden and Mahlon Glidden of Palermo.

He was married to Sherri Dowe Glidden with whom he had two children who survive him, Stacy Glidden Westfall of Mount Gilead, Ohio, and Jesse Glidden of South China. Biff is known to have been proud and happy for his children's individual accomplishments. He is also survived by three grandsons, 8-year-old Caleb, 6-year-old Joshua and 4-year-old Nathan Westfall; a brother, Malcolm Glidden of Cumberland Foreside; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the South China Community Fellowship Church.

Family and friends will gather for a reception at the church following the service. Please come and share your favorite memory of Biff.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the expressions of sympathy they have received.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help create a lasting memorial to their father. Donations may be brought to the service or sent c/o Jesse Glidden, 16 Maple Grove Road, South China, ME 04358.


Dwayne E. Kelley

Kelley- Dwayne E. Kelley, 80, of Augusta, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330.


Paul L. Mushrow

MONMOUTH -- Paul L. Mushrow, age 67, passed away at the Hospice House in Auburn on Sept. 6, 2006, following a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Newburg on July 12, 1939, to Grace F. Peters and George H. Mushrow.

He was a member of Monmouth Fish and Game.

He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and especially archery. He also enjoyed playing cribbage.

Mr. Mushrow retired from Madison Paper Co. on Jan. 1, 2003.

Paul was predeceased by his mother and father; stepfather Leslie Lawton; a brother, Philip; and a sister, Helen Severance.

He is survived by his wife, Ervine R. Mushrow; children Randall, Susan and Julie Mushrow; stepchildren Michael, Beth and James Diamond and Tina Nugent; brothers Robert and Gary Mushrow and Kenneth Lawton; sisters Betty Rackliff, Jean Spencer, Connie Howes and Gloria Leonard; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819.


Ellen M. Wood

FALMOUTH -- Ellen M. Wood, 79, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 2, 2006, surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Portland on May 31, 1927, to Evelyn G. and William C. Manning II, Ellen graduated from Deering High School in 1945. She worked as a secretary at American Can Company for several years. In 1953 Ellen married William D. Wood. They moved to Princess Point in Yarmouth, then in July of 1956, to their current home in Falmouth to raise a family.

Ellen had varied interests. She was accomplished in basketry and won many ribbons for her work. She was an avid New England Patriots fan. The family spent weekends boating and fishing in Casco Bay. Ellen spent her time gardening, cooking, and enjoying her family and friends. Her clambake desserts were legendary.

Ellen is survived by her husband, William D. Wood of Falmouth; her children and their families, Richard E. Wood of Herford, Ariz., Patricia Wood-Bothel of Cape Elizabeth, Robert W. Wood of Durham, and Scott A. Wood of Westbrook; six grandchildren; 2.5 great-grandchildren; and by her brother, William C. Manning III of Limington.

A celebration of Ellen's life will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Mary the Virgin, located at 43 Foreside Rd. in Falmouth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:

The VNA Home Hospice . 50 Foden Rd. . South Portland, Maine 04106.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, Maine 04096


Brenda L. Morin

DANVILLE -- Brenda L. Harrington (Bickford) Morin, of Danville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, with her family by her side. She had fought a courageous battle against cancer for the last four years.

She was born in Augusta on Nov. 3, 1962.

Brenda was raised in North Monmouth and attended Monmouth schools.

Brenda's family and friends gathered with her and honored her with a celebration-of-life party at her home a few weeks ago.

Brenda loved the holidays, gardening, crocheting and spending time with all of her family and many friends. She also loved playing with and caring for animals of all kinds.

Brenda leaves a daughter, Tracy Veins and grandson Mileek, of Rumford; her son, Adam Real and granddaughter Jazyme, of Norway; her parents, Gerald and Simone Morin, of Danville; her foster mother, Maxine (Gray) Latuscha, of North Monmouth; three foster brothers, Robert Gray Jr. of Lisbon, Calvin Gray and wife Amanda, of North Monmouth, and Lester "Amos" Gray and wife Christina, of Poland; and her foster sister, Gail Bohlen and husband, John, of Edmond, Okla. She also leaves eight foster nieces and nephews and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

She was predeceased by foster brother Lawrence "Andy" Gray and foster father Robert Gray Sr.


Charles M. Bolduc

AUGUSTA -- Charles M. Bolduc, 48, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, following an extended illness.

Charlie was born Jan. 10, 1958, to Barbara (Johnson) and Clement Bolduc, and attended Augusta schools.

He held several jobs in the past, including working for the Augusta YMCA and also the state Department of Transportation.

Charlie enjoyed just hanging out with his friends and family, especially friends Ray Higgins and Darryl Coskery, who continued to help him through his final days.

He was predeceased by his sister, Eileen, and his mother, Barbara.

He is survived by his father, Clement, and his wife, Lillian, of Benton; brothers Kenneth and wife Tammy of Mount Vernon, and Daniel Bolduc of Augusta; sisters Patricia Dube and husband Jeff of Augusta, Ann Lyon and husband Charles of Augusta, Kathleen Attaya and husband Tim of Benton, and Pam Kimball and husband John of Whitefield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no visiting hours; a memorial service may be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330.

His family would like to express gratitude to the Critical Care Unit at MaineGeneral Medical Center for their empathy and compassion for Charlie.


Alfred "Gregory" DeGregorio

Auburn-Alfred DeGregorio, 79, formerly of New Rochelle, New York and Mt. Chase, Maine died August 24, 2006 after a long illness.

He was born July 28, 1927 in New Rochelle New York the son of Alfred and Edith (Paddock) Gregory.

He was in business with his father in New Rochelle. Alfred married Antoinette Vitro (Polera) on May 22, 1949.

He was predeceased by his wife in 1988. Alfred is survived by his brother Robert in California, sister Edith Decarmine of New York, children Theresa Gregory of Lewiston. Marie Giglio of Auburn, Alfred Gregory III of Lewiston, Elizabeth Gregory of Winthrop, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Interment will take place at Mt. Chase Cemetery in Mt. Chase, Main.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240. 784-1700


Richard "Dick" Archie Pepin

Lewiston-Richard A. Pepin, 65, of Campus Ave. passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at D’youville Pavilion, Lewiston where he resided for the past couple of years.

He was born on July 1, 1941 in Lewiston the son of the late Gracien and Laurette (Turcotte) Pepin. He was educated in Lewiston Schools.

He served in the Army National Guard for many years. Dick was a discreet philanthropist to many charities and foundations, including; wildlife, world hunger, adopt a child and many others.

He was formerly married on Aug. 19, 1961 to Rolande Frasier.

Dick worked at Sampson’s, Food Town, and Future Foods as a meat cutter for many years.

He enjoyed his sports, reading, music, and was blessed by his family.

Dick is survived by a son Richard Pepin and wife Mary of Poland, daughters Linda Frasier of Falmouth, Cynthia Fisher and husband Kenneth of Sabattus, 3 grandchildren Kathleen Douglass of Lewiston, Brian Smith and wife Nichole of Lewiston and Allison Pepin of Lewiston, 3 great- grandchildren Kayla, Alexx and Elizabeth Douglass, sisters Lorraine Pepin of Lewiston and Claire Turner of Randolph, many nieces, nephews and great family friend Claudette Gagne of Lewiston. .

He will be sadly missed.

A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, August 29th at 2pm at Funeral Alternatives.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Linda G. Caswell

Auburn- Linda G. Caswell, 53, died on Thursday, August 24th, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. "Lin", as she was known, passed away serenely at the Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was an extraordinary lady and excelled in whatever she turned her hands to. The best gift she ever gave was her gift of love and giving to everyone she met. Her extreme kindness and compassion for people will be remembered and forever missed.

She was born on February 7, 1953 in Portsmouth, NH. She was the daughter of Richard A. and Janet (Smart) Caswell of Alfred, ME. She attended Grade Schools in Newington and Portsmouth, NH, and Junior High School in Auburn, ME. She graduated from High School in W. Springfield, MA with the Class of '71. In high school, she was active in extra curricular activities; especially cheerleading and gymnastics.

After High School, she Attended and graduated from Bauder Fashion College in Miami, FL. She did do some modeling and some flight attendant work upon graduation.

In 1975, after her parents moved back to Maine, "Lin" decided to move back also. She then attended Mansfield Beauty School, in Lewiston, ME. Upon graduation, she went to work for a beauty salon which she later became owner.

She later changed careers and went to work at the Curtain Shop, in Auburn as a sales representative for window treatments and later went to work for Perkins Upholstery in Auburn in the same capacity.

In 1994 she changed careers again, joining Mary Kay Cosmetics as a sales consultant. In 1996 she became an Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay. Unfortunately, the week she became Director, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

After surgery and chemo. Treatments, she was in remission for two years when the cancer returned. On "Lin’s" behalf, many of her close friends put on a benefit to raise money for further treatment at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, in Illinois. She returned home to receive further treatment. However, the cancer persisted.

She continued her Mary Kay business the best she could which kept her motivated to battle her cancer. She loved her work.

She is survived by her loving parents, her husband of 26 years, Lawrence (Nadeau) Caswell, her son Ethan who was the love of her life, a brother; Bruce A. Caswell and his wife Dawn of Rochester, NH, a niece; Erin R. Caswell of Nashua, NH, nephews; Erik A. Caswell of Concord, NH, and Dalton B. Caswell of Rochester, NH; an uncle; William Caswell and his wife Priscilla of Greenland, NH, two aunts; Ethel Smart of Kittery, ME and Pauline (Trudeau) Caswell of Dover, NH, a cousin; Vincent Taccetta, Jr. and his wife Connie of New Castle, NH, and many other cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made of ones choice to. The East Auburn Baptist Church, 9 Church St., Auburn, M. 04210. Or to: The Hospice House of Androscoggin, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, M. 04210.

The family would like to express their love and sincere thanks to Hospice House, to Dr. Austin, the nursing staff, and volunteers for all of their caring and devotion, and to Pastor Roger Cousineau and all parishioners of the East Auburn Baptist Church for all of their love and prayers for Lin.

There will be a memorial service for Lin at 2pm on Tuesday, August 29th at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 9 Church St., Auburn, M. 04210.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Michael J. Parise

Auburn- Michael J. Parise, 51, of Abbot, passed away on Saturday, August 19, at Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born December 10, 1954, in Lewiston, the son of Joseph P. and Jeannette (Hamel) Parise.

He attended Garcelon School, Madison Street School, Social Learning Center, and Charlotte White Center.

He enjoyed reading his books, playing Nintendo, making puzzles, singing, dancing, playing with his great-nieces and nephews, and dining out with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Jeannette Parise of Auburn, two sisters; Joan and her husband Ray Guerin of Abbot, Linda and her husband Carl Harrington of Livermore, two nephews; Chris Guerin of Monmouth, and Devin Harrington of Livermore, two nieces; Amanda Labonte of Lewiston, and Cindy VerColen of Massachusetts, great-nieces; Ashlee Labonte of Lewiston, Morgan and MacKenzie Guerin of Monmouth; and great-nephews; Jake and Alex VerColen of Massachusetts.

He was predeceased by his father Joseph P. Parise of Lewiston.

Donations may be made in Michael’s name to the Social Learning Center, 80 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, M. 04240.

Special Thanks to 4E at D'Youville Pavilion, Dr. Austin, Outreach workers, Hospice Care, and all that helped in his care.

There will be no visitation per the family. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.


Robert E. Foulger

BRUNSWICK — Robert E. Foulger, 76, a quietly accomplished mission advocate and architect of airline cargo software, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Mid-Coast Senior Health Care, Mere Point Unit.

He was born in Revere, MA on August 30, 1929, the only son of Albert Ernest Foulger and Ada Blanche Paisley, and grew up in nearby Everett, where he met his wife. He has lived in Bath and Brunswick since his retirement in 1985.

An employee of Pan American World Airways from 1947 to 1984, he was associated with a number of aviation firsts, including the first commercial non-stop flight across the Atlantic, for which he performed the then crucial balance calculations. He appears, along with the rest of the crew, in a photo that frequently hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. His knowledge of air cargo eventually led to designs for some of the earliest and most widely adopted air cargo tracking computer software. He visited nearly 100 cities worldwide as the first versions of these systems were implemented. He later worked on the designs for cargo customs software for several countries, including the United States and Great Britain.

His passion was helping others, most often as a respected treasurer and successful fund raiser. In 24 years of service to New York's Presbyterian Camp and Conference Association he helped to acquire and develop the Presbyterian Center at Holmes, a year round camp and conference center which serves hundreds of churches and thousands of children and families every year. He has served as moderator of the Presbytery of Northern New England, vice-moderator of the Long Island Presbytery, board member of the Maine Council of Churches and Brunswick Area Council of Churches, as the treasurer of the Sagadahoc Democrats, and as a member of the board of directors for the Bath Family YMCA. He was recognized as the Northeast YMCA Volunteer of the Year. From 1987-89 he raised millions of dollars to help Maine flood victims as the treasurer of the Maine Interfaith Recovery Flood Relief effort.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marcia (Clarke) Foulger of Brunswick, three children, Davis Foulger, Sarah Foulger, and Alice Pulliam, and eight grandchildren, Devin, Rebecca and Samuel Foulger, Noah and Christopher Hoffman, and Benjamin, Samantha, and Jack Pulliam. He has one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Foulger.

A celebration of Robert E. Foulger's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 20 at the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Topsham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Charlene V. Eaton

YARMOUTH -- Charlene V. Eaton, 88, of 88 Bucknam Pt. Rd., Yarmouth, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Maine Medical Center after a courageous battle with emphysema.

She was born July 23, 1918, in Mars Hill, the daughter of Simon and Margie Brewer. She was raised in East Millinocket and attended schools there. She later moved to Yarmouth where she spent most of her life surrounded by her family whom loved her deeply.

She enjoyed Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, reading and crossword puzzles. She also loved her cat Posey who never left her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Margie Brewer; her first husband, Emile Simond; her second husband, Clifford Eaton; her sister, Ruth Murray; her sister, Janet Berrick; her brother, Edwin Brewer; her daughter, Gloria McKinney; her son, Terry Eaton; and her daughter, Debbie Neilsen.

She is survived by her sister, Geraldine Wallace; her daughter, Janice Maclearn; her son, Charles Eaton (and his wife Kathy); and her son, Leigh Eaton (and his wife Terri Jean); 14 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

She will be deeply missed by her family.

Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 22, at First Baptist Church in Yarmouth at 11 a.m., and a graveside service at 12:30 at Pinegrove Cemetery, North Yarmouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cancer and emphysema.


Pamela A. Henry

NEW GLOUCESTER -- Pamela A. Henry died Aug. 13, 2006, at the age of 54 after losing her battle with cancer.

She leaves behind her two children: her son, Philip Payer; and her daughter, Orianna Henry; and four grandchildren.

She helped in the start of the People's Building and the Shoestring Theater. She later went into nursing.

She will be buried at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Borne, Mass. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Friends and family are welcome.


John N. Dennis

Lewiston- John N. Dennis, 67, of West Bath died unexpectedly August 7, 2006.

He was born in Old Town, on September 7, 1938, the son of Nelson and Elsie Dennis. He graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962.

He had a long career in defense engineering that began at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He later went to the Supervisory of Shipbuilding in Bath where he was promoted to Supervisor of Mechanical Engineering in 1979. At his retirement ceremony in 1993, a high-ranking Naval Officer spoke of his accomplishments. .

He was an avid bridge player, and played in many local groups including the Highlands and in Brunswick. He was close to earning the Life Master rank from the American Contract Bridge League at the time of his passing. He enjoyed his involvement as a volunteer judge for the Maine Forensic League. These High School Speech and Debate competitions were a family event, with three generations involved as judges, coaches and participants. .

One of his greatest joys was house-sitting for his children and taking care of (spoiling) the resident pets. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and greatly enjoyed their individuality. John was a unique person who will be remembered for his big laugh, sense of humor, and his extensive knowledge of virtually any topic.

He is survived by his former wife Jackie of Farmington; daughter Kris Deveau and her husband Craig, of Auburn, son Nathan Dennis and his wife Kimberly, of Portland, and daughter Sonya Hirsch and her husband Tyler, of Lewiston; nine beloved grandchildren; and his brothers Jerome Dennis and James Dennis of Old Town.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at the Bookland Café in Brunswick Tuesday August 15th, from 5:30 to 8pm.


Gloria M. Young

Augusta-Gloria M. Young, 75, of Belgrad. passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Graybirch Nursing Home. .

She was born on May 24, 1931 in Sidney the daughter o. Harold and Lois (Woodward) Reynolds.

Gloria, a very special wife and mom, went to be with the Lord. She will always be remembered for her endless love of her husband, children and family friends. Gloria will also be sadly missed by her puppy Hannah.

Gloria enjoyed picking flowers, watching birds, camping and boating.

She was a longtime Central Supply Tech for MaineGenera. Medical Center in Augusta.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents and a brother Harold Reynolds Jr. She is survived by her beloved husband of 10 years Cedric Young of Belgrade, daughters Lois Grazioso and her husband Pasquel of Belgrade, Dawn Burnham and her husband Mike of Rome, son James Rogers and his wife Cecelia of Whitefield, brothers Bruce Keene of Belgrade, Alvin Keene of Palermo, sisters Judy Woodward of Albion, Rita Towers of Randolph, grandchildren Traci Huard, Anthony Visconti, Peggi Connors, Jimmy Rogers, Jake Rogers, Luke Burnham, great grandchildren Stephanie Studley, Kathryn Connors, Abigail Connors, several, nieces, nephews and cousins. Special friends Carroll Leeman and adopted daughter Catherine McGuire.

Services will be held at a later date.

In Gloria’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Maine St. Topsham, Me 04086.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Paul Edward “Skip” Nickerson

Portland-Paul Edward "Skip" Nickerson, 66, of Cumberland, Me went home to be with his Lord after a brief but courageous battle with leukemia on Thursday evening August 3, 2006,. His loving family was by his side. He went by the CB handle "Rewrap".

Paul was born in Portland on March 30, 1940, the son of Paul A. Nickerson and Evelyn C. (Gilman) Nickerso. He was brought up on Cliff Island and moved to Portland in 1950. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School Class of 1958. He followed his grandfather and father into the lobstering business. In 1963, he began work for U.P.S. as . parcel deliveryman then in 1967 on to a tractor-trailer drive. He retired in 1998 after over 34 years of service.

In September 1976 he married Sandra D. Good Neilson Nickerson in Portland. They have made their home in Cumberland for the past 29 years.

Paul was a very proud member of the International Teamsters Local #340. He enjoyed retirement very much and especially being a part of Local #340 Retiree’s Bowling group. He also enjoyed hunting and always was in the middle of a project around the house. In retirement he and Sandy enjoyed trips to Florida, Virginia, S. Carolina and a great 20-day trip to Alaska. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He attended First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland, was a blood donor, a member of the Nickerson Family Association, N. Chatham, Mass., AARP, NRA and Sam.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years of Cumberland, his two daughters Kim N. Anderson and husband Leland S III and 2 grandsons Leland S. IV and Ian Michael Anderson of Freeport, Me; and Susan N. Gallant and husband Joseph P. of Portland and 3 step-granddaughters Janna, Laura and Alisha Gallant of Topsham. A sister, Audrey J. Kendall of Freeport, Me, a sister-in-law, Linda Good of Durham, Me and several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul A. and Evelyn C. Nickerson and a brother-in-law Wayne T. Good.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland, Me on Tuesday, August 8th, 2006. Visiting hours are from 11 to 12 AM, followed immediately by a memorial service. A private burial will be held for the family at Moss Side Cemetery, Maine Street, Cumberland, Me later that day.

The family would like to thank Dr. Louis Hanson, Dr. Marjorie Boyd and their staff for their care and thoughtfulness and Mercy Hospital for their support and assistance during Paul’s final days.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, Ma 01202 Or Pine Tree Society P.O. Box 518 149 Front Street Bath, Me 04530


Georgia S. (Colby) Routhier

FREEPORT -- Georgia S. (Colby) Routhier, 84, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Brentwood Nursing Center in Yarmouth, after a long illness.

She was born May 4, 1922, in Presque Isle, a daughter of Ellery and Grace M. Sloat.

She worked for years at Eastland Shoe as well as Freeport Shoe.

Georgia is survived by her children, Janice Vickerson of Yarmouth, Janet Hale of Freeport, Craig Colby, Sr. of Venice, Fla., Beverly Staton of Freeport, Lois Lemieux of Cottonwood, Ariz., Stephen Colby of Freeport and Caroline Colby Hester of California; two sisters, Doris O'Brien Morrill and Nellie Vachon, both of Yarmouth; and by several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 1 at 1 p.m. at Burr Cemetery in Freeport.


Peter H. Snow

Auburn-Peter H. Snow, 57, of Scarborough passed away on July 29, 2006 after a long battle with MS at the Hospice House.

He was born September 27, 1948 he worked for the South Portland Fire Department until his diagnosis and then went on to be an Operating Engineer with Local 4 until he was unable to work.

Gardening was his passion and he was a devoted fan of stock car racing. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. .

Peter was predeceased by his father John H. Snow of Florida. He is survived by his mother Yvonne McKenzie and step-father Bob McKenzie of Yuma, AZ, brother Tom H. Snow and niece Erica L. Snow of Scarborough, nephew James H. Snow and great-niece Grace C. Snow of Westbrook, close companion Kelly Colbath of Naples. .

There will be a gathering in his memory at 10 Dunstan Avenue Scarborough on Tuesday August 1, from 4-6pm. .

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Peter can be made to The Hospice House where he received loving care in his last days.

AHCH Hospice House Fund Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave PO Box 819 Lewiston, ME 04243-081.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Doroth. Ashton Woodbury

Auburn-Dorothy Ashton Woodbury, passed away Wednesday July 26, 2006 after a short illness at Hospice House.

She was born January 13, 1920 in Lewiston Maine the daughter of former Lewiston Chief of Police John H Ashton and wife Selma.

Dot graduated from Lewiston high School in 1937 and later was active on the Class Reunion Committee. Dot worked in the banking industry for many years with her final position being secretary to the president of Mid Maine Mutual Bank in Auburn.

Dot and her husband Don traveled extensively with the United . Commercial Travelers Association. They also enjoyed the time they spent buying, selling and restoring antiques.

Family and friends will fondly remember the special times at gathering's, playing bridge, shopping and ladies day out.

Dorothy Woodbury is survived by son Donald E Woodbury JR and his wife Carol of Minot Maine and special granddaughter Jennifer Bradley- Woodbury - Collins and her husband Alvin of Apex North Carolina. Also surviving are sisters Luena Dawes of Manchester Maine and Margery Cormier and husband Clement of Lewiston Maine, and sister-in-law Amy Ashton also of Lewiston, Maine. Many nieces and nephews and their families will also always hold Dot fondly and close in their hearts.

Dot was predeceased by husband Donald E Woodbury, siblings Elinor Sterritt, Stanley Ashton, Ruth Germann, John (Jack) Ashton, and Donald Ashton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Androscoggin Care and Hospice 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 0421.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Devon E. Baron

Auburn-Devon E. Baron, 65, of Sabattus St. passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at the Hospice House, Auburn. .

He was born on Oct. 7, 1940 in Randolph the son of George R. and Sylvia (Beckwith) Baron.

Devon was predeceased by 2 brothers Jack Baron 1993, George “Bud” Raymond Baron Jr. 2001. He is survived by his beloved wife Janet Herbert Baron of Lewiston, sister Sheila (Baron) Miller of Illinois, brothers Ernest Baron of Whitefield and Michael Baron of Wiscasset.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


David Holub

Portland- David G. Holub, 46, of New Gloucester, died on Monday, July 17th, suddenly, after collapsing at work in Yarmouth.

David was born on March 29th, 1960, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of George and Helen Holub nee’ Van Eck. He attended Walther Lutheran High School.

David enjoyed Fishing, gardening, and landscaping. Dave worked at Old Tavern Farm in 1989 in the maintenance department. In 1991, Dave went to work for Quality Containers of NE as head of Maintenance. In 1996 Dave was promoted to plant manager. During Dave's tenure at Quality Containers bottle production and efficiency more than doubled. Dave's ability to fix and maintain the machinery made him a valued part of the management team. Dave was loved by his co-workers. It was important to him make sure all of his employees were happy. He tried to keep a family atmosphere in the work place. Any employee can tell you about Dave coming to their home to move furniture, fix a light, do some plumbing, or help with their pets. Dave loved animals. He was always available to help a friend, He could fix anything. Dave's daughter Deidre visited in 2005. During her stay, it was evident that this was the happiest time of Dave's life. We all saw a side of Dave that we had never seen before. Dave could also be gentle and nurturing. Getting to know his daughter made a huge impact on his life and they have remained close ever since.

David was predeceased by his grandparents, Harry and Helen B. Van Eck, and a sister, Lori Mullins.

He is survived by his parents, daughter Deidre Johnson and her husband Ben, step-granddaughter, Samantha, and sisters, Susan Robinson and her husband Ray, and Lynn Roche and her husband Timothy. He was also survived by 15 nephews and nieces, and 5 great-nieces and nephews. He was beloved by all and a blessing.

Per the family’s wishes, there will be a private memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s honor to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Rt. 1, Suite #M, Scarborough, M. 04074, or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, M. 01202.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Florian “Joe” Plourde

Lewiston- Florian “Joe” Plourde, 84, of Monmouth, died on Monday, July 10th, at Central Maine Medical Center.

Joe was born in Canada on July 15th, 1921, the son of Arthur and Cedelice (Dofour) Plourde. He proudly served his country in the Army in WWII. Joe worked as a carpenter and did roofing and siding. During the winters he liked to build bat houses as a hobby.

Joe was predeceased by his parents, brothers; Lucien, Fernand, Marcel, and sisters; Janet Melley, Dolores Plourde, and Anita Willis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Grace (Dennison) Plourde; brothers; Roger, Gerard, Raymond, Richard, Maurice, and sisters; Aurora Cornish, Marie Longley, Germaine Mason, Rolande Lachance, and Dorothy Barnhard.

A Memorial Mass will take place on Thursday, July 13th, at 12p at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 131 High St., in Sabattus. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the American Heart Association, 51 US Rt. 1 Suite M, Scarborough, M. 04074


Evelyn Louise Scott

Yarmouth- Evelyn L. Scott, 88, of Woodland Dr. in Yarmouth, passed away on Wednesday evening at her home with her family present.

Evelyn was born on Lane’s Island in North Yarmouth on January 6th, 1918, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Card. She attended North Yarmouth Academy and graduated in the class of 1936. She married Levi John Scott on December 29th, 1937. Evelyn had a great love for music and enjoyed playing the piano, banjo, and guitar. She also loved to spend time with her great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Levi Scott; her brothers James Card, and Lester Card; and her sister Mary Jones.

She is survived by her daughter Judith Jones and her husband Stanley; grandson Steven Estabrook; granddaughter Paula McCloskey and her husband Michael; great-grandchildren Scott and Annie; and great-grand dog Woodie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association- Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, M. 04101-2406


Bruce E. Gosselin

LEWISTON - Bruce E. Gosselin, 64, of Monmouth passed away July 5, at d'Youville Pavilion with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Auburn on Nov. 11, 1941, the son of the late Willie and Ruth Gosselin. He married Dawn Hodgdon on Sept. 30, 1961. He worked in a number of shoe factories until his disability. His biggest enjoyment was watching sports and going to his grandchildren's games. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren out by the pool.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn of 45 years; one son, Bruce Gosselin Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Monmouth; one daughter, Dawna Gosselin Potvin and husband, Ronald, of Lewiston; five grandchildren, Danika, Tyler, Jared and Erin Gosselin, and Dustin Potvin; two sisters, Sandra Lamay and Pat Dyer; and one brother, Robert Gosselin.


Alexis Marie Ayres

Buckfield- Alexis Marie Ayres, 6, of Morrill St., died on Wednesday, July 5th, at her grandparents’ home of Rett Syndrome.

Alexis was born on July 8th, 1999, the daughter of Shane and Melissa (Compton) Ayres.

She is survived by her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and caregivers.

Friends and relatives are invited to a birthday celebration for Alexis on Saturday, July 8th, from 2-4pm, at 22 Morrill St. in Bukfield.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Martin J. O'Brien

AUGUSTA -- Martin J. O'Brien, 76, died on Wednesday, June 28, at Maine Medical Center in Portland as a result of heart complications..

He was born in Boston on April 2, 1930, the son of Martin (Matt) O'Brien and Ellen (Ellie) O'Brien.

He graduated from Boston English School in 1947 and from Bliss College in 1958. He attended the University of Maine (Extension from 1959 to 1960)..

He joined the regular Army, 1st Cavalry Division (Armor), in 1948. He served in Japan from 1949 to 1950, and served honorably in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951.

After the war, he transferred to the Continental U.S. HQ 1st Army until 1952, and served in Germany with the 17th Signal Battalion until 1953. In 1955 he joined the active Army Reserve, and in 1965 he joined the active Naval Reserve until 1974. Martin was the recipient of many medals and citations, too numerous to mention, for his dedication and devotion to his country.

As a civilian, Marty worked for the U.S. government for the Department of the Army from 1957-65, and the Department of the Treasury until 1974..

He then moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the Department of Energy until his retirement in 1985. Upon retirement, Martin returned to Maine and worked for Community Service Communications Inc. in Winthrop.

Martin was a lifelong member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association of the American Legion, and the Korean War Veterans Association. He was a former member and a Memorial Committee member of the Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter, build-ers of the Maine Korean War Memorial in Bangor. He was founder and past president of the CPL Clair Goodblood (MOH) Chapter in Augusta, builders of the CPL Clair Goodblood Medal of Honor Memorial in Burnham..

He is the author of "The Korean War: Forgotten Soldiers of a Forgotten War ... No Longer Forgotten," "Above and Beyond The Call Of Duty" and "The CPL Clair Goodblood Story."

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Helene O'Brien of Augusta; two daughters, Patty Matthews of Winthrop, and Kathy Walker and husband Greg of Winthrop; two sisters, Eileen Collins and Sheila Dion of Marshfield, Mass.; five grandchildren, Marty Matthews and wife Shana of Lewiston, Angie Matthews of Winthrop, Jeff Matthews and wife Feather of Monmouth, Michael Nelbach of Augusta and Jennifer Nelbach of Winthrop; and one great-grandchild, Darius Dunn of Winthrop.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta on July 26 at 1 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Korean War Veterans Association, 163 Deerbrook Trail, Pineville, LA 71360..

Arrangements are in the care of Funeral Alternatives, L.L.C., of Augusta.


Jeannette L. Morin

Lewiston-Jeannette L. Morin, 92, of Spring St. Auburn, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born on April 1, 1914 in Lewiston the daughter of Marie Verreault and attended Stantead Quebec School of Waterville.

Jeannette was formerly married to Gerard Morin of Lewiston.

She was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God, Lewiston.

She was predeceased by her sister Yvonne Samson. Jeannette is survived by her son’s Richard Morin and his wife Corliss of Texas, Daniel Morin and his wife Cecile of North Carolina, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 5th at 3pm at the First Assembly of God 70 Hogan Rd. Lewiston, Me 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


William Roscoe Staley

Bridgton- William Roscoe Staley, 67, of Bridgton, died on Wednesday, June 28, at his home, with his loving family by his side.

Roscoe was born on December 3rd, 1938 in Bridgton, the son of Stanley R. and Anne S. (Briggs) Staley. He worked for John and Tom Gyger at Five Fields Farm from 1959 – 1986 and for John Saliba at Sunnybrook Farm from 1986 until he became disabled.

Roscoe loved hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved his family and friends. He loved their visits and family get-togethers. He especially enjoyed his T.V. as he was a very quiet man and enjoyed being a home-body.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, and his uncle Hartley Staley.

He is survived by his loving wife Delma Staley, his four sons. Bob Staley of Naples, Stanley Staley, Henry Staley, and Clayton Howe all of Bridgton, two daughters. Deborah A. Morton of Bridgton, and Sharon L. Johnson of Casco, several grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a sister; Anne Jerome of Manchester, MA, and a brother; Robert Staley of Sanford.

At Roscoe's request, there will be no viewing or services


Joseph Matthew Sesar

Joseph M Sesar of Auburn Maine formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away on June 26, 2006 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

He was born in Trenton New Jersey on January 15, 1952.

Joe enjoyed his dogs, fishing and traveling. In his earlier years he was a Vietnam Veteran, and later worked in demolition and as a bridge painter.

He is survived by his parents, life partner Dyan Mason, son Joseph Sesar, 8 siblings, and 4 grandchildren.

There will not be any services held.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Teisha A. Loesberg

Newry-Teisha A. Loesberg, 16, of Lisbon St. Lisbon passed away unexpectedly due to an aircraft accident on Thursday, June 22, 200.

She was born in Lewiston on July 17, 1989 the daughter of John and Denise (Loesburg) Poulin.

Teisha’s three loves were AFJROTC, gardening, and her church. For the past three years she was involved in the "Lots to Gardens" program to teach families gardening an. enjoying the fruits of their labors. Teisha was also involved in the AFJROTC as a Cadet Squadron operations officer where she was responsible for assigning squadron duties.

She was a very outgoing and generous to a fault. Teisha loved animals and meeting and helping people. She was looking forward to going to college, taking courses in criminology.

Teisha was engaged to an Army Soldier Carl Davis currently serving in Iraq.

Everyone that know her loved and she will be sadly missed.

Teisha was predeceased by a step sister Daiquiri Jean Woodward. She is survived by her mother Denise Poulin and father John Poulin of Lisbon, sister Tianna of Lisbon. Step Sisters Tiffany Ellis of South Carolina, Marie Poulin of South Carolina, half brothers Nathan and Charlie Quimby of Lewiston, Michael Caron of Lewiston, grandparents Paul Wayne Loesberg and Joline Loesberg of Sabattus, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, July 1st from 10 to 12 noon with a memorial service starting promptly at 12 noon. Visitation and memorial services will take place at the Open Door Bible Church 26 Gartley Rd. Lisbon. A gathering will follow in the church banquet hall following services.

In Teisha’s memory donations may be made to: Lots to Gardens c/o Sisters of Charity Lewiston, Me 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me. 04240


Sally Clark

Clark, Sally-of Main St. Auburn passed away on June 21, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

No service will be held at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Blanche S. Russell

Lewiston - Blanche S. Russell, 93, of Auburn died Monday, June 19, at d'Youville Pavilion with her family by her side.

She was born in Portland, July 17, 1912, the daughter of John and Barbara Jonkavich. She married Otho B. Russell in 1932.

She was a member of the Auburn Methodist Church, an accomplished upholsterer and devoted homemaker. She was active in her community, and absolutely adored her garden. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing the piano.

She is survived by her two sons, John N. Russell of Auburn and Otho B. Russell of New Gloucester; two grandchildren, Susan Russell Huff and her husband, Darryl, of Lewiston and Johnny O. Russell and his wife, Laurie, of Auburn; three great-grandchildren, Karissa Huff of Lewiston and Lily and Johnny Russell of Auburn; two sisters, Nellie Romano of South Portland and Laura Walker of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband; three sisters; and two daughters-in-law.

A special thanks is extended to the 4 West Staff at d'Youville Pavilion for the excellent care and compassion they provided to Blanche and her family.


Wayne B. Hutchins

Auburn-Wayne B. Hutchins, 94, of Gray (formerly of Biddeford) died Friday, June 16, 2006 at the Hospice House.

He was born in Cornish on May 20, 1912 the only son of Edith G. and Walter A. Hutchins.

Wayne graduated from South Portland High School in 1930 and worked for the Brown Co., and Armour and Co. before joining the Biddeford Savings Bank in 1946 where he held various titles, including President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, until his retirement in 1984.

He was active in many community service organizations and he enjoyed skiing.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hutchins of Gray, daughter Diane Anderson of Gray, and grandchild Erika Arndt of Anacortes, Wa.

A private family service will be held at later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Animal welfare Society of Kennebunk P.O. Box 43 West Kennebunk, Me 04094.

Condolences may be expressed www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Robert C. Herrick

Lewiston-Robert C. Herrick, 86, of Orchard St. Auburn died unexpectedly Monday, June 12, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on February 28, 1920 the son of Frank and Charlotte Herrick.

Robert proudly served his country in the Army Air Force as a Navigator and instrument flying instructor during WWII.

The family moved to Maine where he met his wife Virginia "Shirley" Herrick and as of June 27th they would have been married 53 years.

Robert worked for Commerce Die as a machinist making shoe dies.

He loved his family, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed the ocean immensely and also traveling.

Robert will be sadly missed by his family, friends and cat Homer. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Malcolm Chard, numerous aunts, uncles and nephews. Robert is survived by his beloved wife Shirley Herrick of Auburn, daughter Donna Seward and husband Jim of Exeter, sister Marjorie Higgins of Florida, grandson Thomas Clifford and wife Jennifer of Newport, granddaughters Crystal Clifford of Dexter, Melissa Garnier and husband Ed of Bucksport, great grandsons Hayland Garnier, Aaron Clifford, great granddaughter Jasmine Garnier, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, June 16th from 1 to 2pm with a memorial service starting at 2pm with Fr. Michael Seavey officiating at Funeral Alternatives.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Great Androscoggin Humane Society 3312 Hotel Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Ralph K. Taylor

AUBURN - Ralph K. Taylor, 83, of Lewiston, died peacefully on Saturday, June 10, at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn, after a lingering illness.

He was born in Lewiston on Aug. 19, 1922, the son of Charles and Mary (Casey) Taylor. Ralph was a 1940 graduate of Edward Little High School.

He served in the 566th Signal Co. in World War II from 1943 to 1946. His passion and talent for playing the trumpet afforded him the opportunity to play with many area big bands as well as for the Army Dance Band in Austria after the war had ended in Germany.

He retired in 1988 after 43 years as a typesetter for the Lewiston Sun Journal.

His retirement years were full and rewarding. Ralph realized his dream of owning a motorcycle and became an avid motorcyclist traveling through New England and Canada with the Mid-Maine Motorcycle Club, the Roadrunners and the Retreads (an over-50 biking club). He also enjoyed many summers as a seasonal camper at the Poland Spring Campground. His basement wood working shop also kept him busy making toys for relatives, friend and children in need.

Ralph's commitment to veterans in need was strong, as evidenced by his recent commendation for more than 7,000 hours of volunteer service at the V.A. Hospital in Togus and his service as a VAVS deputy at the Togus VA for the American Legion. He was a member of the Smith-Tobey American Legion Post 21 in Bath and was a life member of the DAV.

Ralph will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Marilyn (Morris) Taylor of Lewiston; daughter, Deborah Taylor and partner, Lou, of Portland; stepdaughter, Valeri Maloney and her husband, Joe, of Auburn; stepsons, Clayton Morris and his wife, Gail, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Michael Morris and his wife, Pierrette, of Auburn, and Gregory Morris and his wife, Marina, of Fernley, Nev.; a brother, Phillip Taylor and his wife, Suzanne, of Bethel; nine grandchildren; two precious great-grandchildren, Austin and Emily Redman; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Jean Crosskill.

In the later stages of his illness, he so enjoyed dining out and was well-known for saying to the wait staff, after receiving great service, "I think I'll keep you another week." His family thanks all those who helped bring a smile to Ralph's face as his health was failing.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice team, especially nurse Karen Bourgoin, for making such a difference in the quality of his last week of life.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at American Legion Smith-Tobey Post No. 21 at 10 Congress St., Bath, on Tuesday, June 13. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m. Funeral arrangements provided by Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Coffee Fund, VAVS Togus, 1 VA Center, Togus, ME 04330.


James E. Brann, Jr.

Augusta- James E. Brann, Jr., 66, of August. passed away on Thursday, June8, 2006 at Maine General Medical Center, after a long illness with immediate family and freinds by his bedside.

He was born on Febuary 25, 1940 in Bath, the son of the late James E. Brann, Sr and Marjorie (Clark) Brann.

James attended Cony High School and had a 25 year career as a truck driver for Georgia Pacific in Bangor.

He enjoyed racing, gardening and woodcrafts but most of all visiting family and friends.

James will be sadly missed by a son James R. Brann and wife Donna of Eugene, Oregon, a daughter Sandra J. Pottle and husband James of Augusta, four grandchildren: Lacie and Kristy Pottle, Brittany and Alan Brann, two sisters: Peggy Petherbridge of Lewiston and Shelia Lasselle of Pittsfield, three brothers: Clarence Brann o. Windsor, Ronald Brann of Jefferson, Richard Brann of Wiscasset, seven nephews and two nieces.

A private service will be held Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers anyone can donate to the American Lung Association 122 State St. Augusta, Me 0433.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Lucena Josephson

Coopers Mills-Lucena Josephson, 97, passed away June 9, 2006 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills, Maine.

Born April 7, 1909, in Searsmount, Maine. She was the daughter of Leslie and Bertha (Wentworth) Wentworth.

She worked at various jobs and retired as Postmaster in Alna, Maine.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Ralph Josephson, her daughter Muriel Conrad, her grandaughter Michele Young, four sisters Barbara Moody, Bessie Russell, Louise Eugley and Vera Allenwood.

She is survived by a son, Merle Tarr and his wife Diane of Venice, Florida, daughters Evelyn Joslyn of Whitefield, Marjorie Erickson of Topsham and Myrtle McKenna and husband Rodney of Sommerville. Also brothers Richard Wentworth of Camden, Joseph Wentworth and wife Clara of Wiscasset, her sisters Bernice Robinson of Mt. Desert, Esther Stevens of Portland and Gertrude Dickey of Lakeland, Florida, 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren.

Also many cousins, neices, nephews and 1 uncle.

Lucena loved people and her door was always open to them.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2PM on Saturday June 17, 2006 at the Lions Club hall in Coopers Mills.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Margaret Elaine Ingersoll

Yarmouth-Margaret Elaine Ingersoll, 71 of Freeport died Saturday, June 3, 2006.

She was born in Eastport, Maine on September 28, 1934, the daughter of Berlin and Georgianna Phinney.

Margaret was pre-deceased by her parents and brothers Kenneth and Berlin Jr. Phinney. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert C. Ingersoll of Freeport, a son Peter R. Ingersoll and wife Victoria of Lebanon, two daughters Terry J. Schofield and husband Gerald of Freeport and Sherry F. Heinitz and husband Michael of Topsham. Three grandchildren Jamie and Jay Schofield of Freeport and Michael Heinitz of Topsham. Six grand-dogs Lexi, Hunter, Molly, Jesse, Izzy and Maggie.

A private Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends June 24, 2006.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Kenneth E. Marr

Togus- Kenneth E. Marr, 86, formerly of Waterville, died on Wednesday, June 7th.

Kenneth was born in Bath on July 4th, 1919, the son of Edward and Freda (Williams) Marr. In 1937 he graduated from Lisbon High School and then Kenneth served his country proudly during WWII in the South Pacific as a member of the Army Air Corp.

Kenneth worked for many years as a millwright at the Farnsworth Mill in Lisbon Center. In 1966 he went back to school and reeducated himself in accounting, becoming a junior CPA. Upon graduating, he moved to Waterville and worked as the office manager at Purelac Dairy in Winslow. During his younger years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his later years, due to a tragic accident at the Mill, where he lost his right hand, Ken took up golf. He learned to play one-handed and won many individual trophies at golf courses throughout the Central Maine area. Kenneth was known for his caring and his great sense of humor and made friends easily wherever he went.

Kenneth was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years Fernande (Fortin) Marr, his daughter Claudette Lewis of California, and his parents.

He is survived by his daughter; Claudia Moeykens and her husband Phil of Vermont; son Raymond Marr and his wife Brenda of Norridgewock; 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

There will be a Service for Kenneth on July 28 at 1pm in the Chapel at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on Civic Center Dr. in Augusta. Contact Raymond Marr for more information at 634-2605.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330


Isadore “Stan” Shaban

Auburn-Isadore S. Shaban, 92, of Pinewoods Rd. Lisbon, passed away on June 6, 2006 at the Hospice House.

He was born June 4, 1914 in Lewiston the son of Lithuanian immigrants, Stanislovas and Mary Matas (Shaban) Sabanas. Stan started his career working at the Pepperell Mill in Lewiston and finished his longtime career as a custodian with the Lewiston School Department. He married Marguerite P. Shaban at Lewiston Oct. 16, 1943. He was a faithful Catholic and a long time member of St. Patrick’s Church, St. Anne’s Church and Holy Trinity Church.

He enjoyed his daily exercise routine, spending time at Popham Beach, fishing, hiking, horses and animals. He was a member of the Laski Ski Club and an avid skier. Stan was a very social person who also enjoyed meeting and talking with people and loved children. He was devoted to his wife and family. Stan was a great father, grandfather and greatgrandfather.

Stan was predeceased by his beloved wife Marguerite Shaban in 1989, parents, and sister Mary Shaban. He is survived by his daughter, Diane Peseckis Ford and her husband, Bartolo, of Lisbon; his granddaughter, Lana Woodcock and her husband, Scott, of Portsmouth, NH; and his great granddaughter Nastasya Woodcock of Portsmouth, NH.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 9th from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm at Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 67 Frost Hill Ave. Lisbon Falls, Saturday, June 10th at 10am. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Theodore R. Brookover

AUBURN - Theodore Reid Brookover, 75, a long-time resident of Auburn, ascended to heaven peacefully in his sleep on May 26, to be with his dear wife of 52 years, Roberta and his much-loved grandson, Sean, at the Hospice House.

He was born at Uniontown, W.Va. Ted attended Hundred High School in Hundred, W.Va. and graduated from West Virginia University in 1957, with a degree in chemical engineering. He loved being a WVU alumni and followed every Mountaineer football and basketball game closely. He was a life-long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Lakers and rather enjoyed having friendly arguments with Red Sox and Celtics fans he knew.

He was an avid golfer and was seen regularly on the links at Prospect Hill and other golfing establishments in the area, often arriving in his red vintage MG convertible. He loved traveling to the Cleveland area every year to visit his son and watch Tiger Woods play.

He was manufacturing manager for many years at Etonic, Inc. in Auburn and held a special place in his heart for the many people he established relationships with there.

He was a loyal and loving husband to his wife, a wonderful and proud father to his children, a guiding light to his granddaughter and a wife, much-adored mentor to his great-grandchildren. He will be deeply, deeply missed by everyone in his family, as well as many others whose lives he touched over the years.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Binkley of Auburn; his son, Ted and wife, Linda, of Medina, Ohio; his granddaughter, Melissa Jordan; and great-grandchildren, Amber and Scott Jordan and Brandon and Kevin Giguere of Auburn and "Yard Patrol" companion, Duke; his sister, Isobel Knicely and husband, Neil, of Clarksburg, W.Va.; and sisters-in-law, Lorraine Hunt of Canton, Ohio, Dolores Bradley of Clarksburg, W.Va. and Madge and husband, Walter Masters, of Moundsville, W.Va.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for July 22


Chester "Chet" Harold Lessard

Lewiston – Chester Harold Lessard, 85, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on June 4th. He was a resident of D’youville Pavilion in Lewiston where he received tender loving care from the devoted staff.

Chester was born in Waterville, Maine on April 12, 1921, the son of Lawrence Thomas and Odie (Arsenault) Lessard. He and his two siblings were raised in Wales, Maine by his beloved "Mama and Papa", Peter "Pierre" and Jenny Ouellette, who affectionately referred to him as "Goldie". He was educated in Wales' one room schoolhouse and was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Sabattus.

On July 3, 1940 Chester entered the Armed Services and proudly served his country overseas in World War II. He obtained the rank of Army Sargeant before being honorably discharged on June 15, 1945.

Chet married Therese "Terry" C. Simoneau on September 16, 1950 at St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in Lewiston, Maine. He was employed as a refrigeration repair man for Maine Food Plant for many years until the Company closed. He was later employed in machine repairs at various local textile mills. In the late 1970’s, Chet moved to Meriden, CT. While living in Connecticut, he worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for close to twenty years. In April of 1997, Chet returned to his family in Lewiston to retire.

Chester was known to all who loved him as a generous man with a heart of gold. He loved little children and was particularly partial to girls, dogs especially the Heinz 57 variety, and farm animals of all kinds with a soft spot for cows. He was wonderfully gifted with his hands; he could fix everything with moving parts and create anything from wood. He loved working in the earth and always raised a vegetable garden wherever he lived. He was an avid fisherman and shared his love for this hobby with many children. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed reading and singing ditties. Chet lived a life based on simple principals; get up with the sun, eat a hardy breakfast, put it an honest day of hard work, say your rosary on your knees and go to bed early. He was a devout Catholic, a loyal friend to many, a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. .

He will be sadly missed by his five daughters: Jacquelyn Mae and husband Robert Mastrianni of Vermont, Debra Jean Wright and fiancée Andy Poore of Lewiston, Nancy Lee Greenleaf and friend of Auburn, Kelly Ann and husband Timothy Quinn of Turner and Kim Renee Lessard and husband Allan Mackey of Auburn; twelve of his grandchildren: Shannon Rae Rausch, Maegen Joy Curley, Eric Shawn Wright, Treece Lynn Klick, Amber Lynn Lessard, Erin Elizabeth Cady, Keragann Lee Rainey, Kayla Marie Chabot, Renee Therese Giasson, Elise Lucienne Giasson, Sadie Ann Lessard and Dylan Justice Mackey; and his three great grandchildren: Miranda Mae Wright, Mirisa Jesse Klick and Lyndsey Mae Greenleaf Tancrel.

He will be greeted in Heaven by all of his parents, his wife Terry, his brother Lawrence Thomas Lessard Jr., his sister Thelma Marie Schreffler and his grandson Jesse Paul Greenleaf.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 4:30pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210 with military honors.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 3312 Hotel Rd. Auburn, Me 0421.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04210.


William Jenks Whipple

TOPSHAM -- William Jenks Whipple, 90, of Grafton, Mass. and Topsham, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Bath. He died gracefully, and well prepared, leaving his life as he had lived it.

He was born in Worcester, Mass., to a family with a strong military heritage. His grandfather and his uncle fought in the Spanish American War, his father in the Philippines Insurrection and the first World War, and his older brother in the Second World War.

Bill's mother and his stepmother died when he was young, leaving Bill and his brother, Bob, to be brought up largely by their father, a forceful presence who retained the title of Colonel long after he was out of the army and had started the construction company in Worcester, Mass. that still bears his name.

Bill was in many ways his father's opposite. He was smaller in stature, and more likely to negotiate a compromise solution than to exert his will. He was disciplined and smart, and went from North School in Worcester, Mass., through Andover, Yale, and the Harvard Business School.

He was headed for a career in advertising when the pressures of life in New York City convinced him that taking over the family business might be a better option. He ran the R. L. Whipple Company for nearly 30 years, although he was, by his own admission, mechanically un-inclined. He was a successful general contractor because he was well organized, reliable, and a skillful diplomat. His favorite project was the complete restoration of Worcester's Mechanics Hall, in 1977. Internationally regarded for its superb acoustics and its cast iron facade, the hall is known as the nation's finest pre-Civil War concert hall and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

He gave his time generously to the Worcester community. When he was recognized for his community service by Bancroft School in 1993, the citation listed over 20 organizations and committees for which he had served as president or chair, including the Grafton School Committee, the Dynamy Program, the Worcester Art Museum, the Unitarian Church, the YWCA, the Visiting Nurses Association, and the Worcester Club.

When he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Central New England College in 1982, the citation listed broad interests: historical preservation, foreign affairs, Shakespeare, science, economic development, pastoral counseling, business education, commerce and the aged. His family heard little about his accomplishments outside of the modern white stucco house that he designed and built in 1950. They saw him as a supportive, modest, humorous, hardworking, thoughtful father and husband.

Alzheimer's affected him about 15 years ago. While he lost his ability to develop a political argument, which had been one of his favorite pastimes, he never stopped trying. He never lost his sense of humor, as evidenced by the limericks that he recited at inappropriate times to his caretakers, and he never lost his ability to sing all the words to the songs of Cole Porter and the Yale Whiffenpoofs.

He counted his blessings each day, first among them being his wife of 62 years, Pinkie, and his Beagle, Symetrius. He had an incredible sense of duty right until he died, maintaining that he did his 50 pushups, walked the dog, went to the office each day, and took care of his wife and children. They all consider themselves lucky to be cared for by him.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Topsham, Maine, five children, and nine grandchildren. They are John Whipple and his wife, Tish, and children Ezra, Hannah and Ben, of Portland; Bill Whipple of Seattle,Wash.; Chris and his wife, Lois, and children Risa and Nick of Montclair, N.J.; Sue Whipple and her husband, Phil Peverada, and children Mike, Chris, Molly and Katie of Hampden; and Lasell Whipple and her partner, John Torgerson, of Oakland, Calif.

There will be a service at the Popham Chapel, Tuesday, June 20, at 11 a.m., and another in Worcester, Mass. at a later date

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmout.


Audrey M. Lewis

Augusta-Audrey M. Lewis, 74, of Graybirch Dr., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

She was born on August 15, 1931 in Blaine the daughter of Clarence and Mabel (Ricker) Broad. Audrey attended schools in Robinson and Kents Hill. She later went back to obtain her high school diploma.

Audrey enjoyed listening to music, her cat, and spending time with her family. She also had a great sense of humor and loved telling jokes.

Audrey was a homemaker most of her life. However, in later years she worked for the Labor Department, a job she loved very much.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband William Lewis, father Clarence Broad, a son William Lewis Jr., and a brother Richard Broad. Audrey is survived by her mother Mabel Broad , brother Robert Broad, children Diana Choate and husband David, Janie Dudley and spouse Robert, Debbie Morgan and husband Fred, Larry Lewis, Kevin Lewis and his wife Terry, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 8th..

In Audrey’s name donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association 169 Lancaster St. Portland, Me 04101.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Donald M. Brewster.

Togus-Donald M.Brewster, 90, of Searsmont, passed away Monday, May 25th, 2006 at Veterans Administration Hospital, where he died peacefully.

He was born in Needham, Ma. On Sept. 13, 1915 the son of Milzar P. Brewster and Mae Emiline Roberts and attended schools Brockton High, Ma.

He enjoyed woodworking, singing, music, being an auctioneer. Don loved to entertain his families and friends, there was never a dull moment when "Don" was around. Along with his wife Joan, he helped to maintain and care for their kennel club, Bu Iya, Japenese Chins, which he loved as his children. He lived in Sullivan, Me. from 1964-1985. He moved and retired in Searsmont, Me. in 1985.

Don was owner/operator of Trader Don's both in Taunton,Ma. and Sullivan, Me. where he had everything and anything a person could need or want. He loved and enjoyed his customers and was well known as "Trader Don" from then on. He also was a Veteran in the Army Corp of Engineers in Panama, from 1935-1937. After a few years he also joined the USN in June of 1945, where he was to be in the Seabees, 105th USN Construction Batt., stationed in the South Pacific until Sep. of 1945. Donald received and was authorized to wear one Bronze Star on the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon on June 30th, 1945.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter Joanne Elizabeth Brewster, Sister: Gert Cote, nephew Emile Cote Sr., Great Nephew Emile Cote Jr.

Don is survived by his Joan A. Brewster of Searsmont, sons Brian Brewster of Searsmont. Robert Austin of Taunton, Ma., and Steve Austin of Indianapolis, Ind., 6 Granddaughters, 3 grandsons, 23 Great Grandchildren, and 4 great-great Grandchildren. Also a good many friends in Ma. and Maine alike.

A military service will be held to honor Donald, of Friday, June 2nd, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. It will be held at the chapel at the Augusta Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. portion of the cemetery. Pastor Warren Heath of Morrill will be performing the eulogy to celebrate Donald's lif. and a Military Ceremony to follow immediately.

A reception will follow for family and friends directly after the services at the Brewster Estate in Searsmont, all are invited and welcomed.

In Lieu of flowers- Family has requested that any Memorial Contributions be dispersed to Togus VA hospital, where Donald resided the past 18 months, until his passing on. They can be sent to Voluntary Services-135-Togus Medical Ctr., 1 VA Center, Augusta, Me. 04330. Please make checks payable to "VAVS-73 NHCU" in memory of Donald M. Brewster.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta 04330


Stephen A. McDonald

Monmouth- Stephen A. McDonald, 58, of Monmouth, died on Thursday morning, May 25th, at his home.

Stephen was born on August 22nd, 1947, in Bridgton, ME, the son of Carroll and Janice (Potter) McDonald.

Stephen worked hard all of his life. He was a member of Local 496 and was a Self-Employed Logger for many years. His greatest enjoyment was with being with his family and friends. He enjoyed harness racing and he loved everything about horses in general. When he had time during off-seasons of work, he visited friends in Florida and looked forward to the fishing there.

He was predeceased by his father, his sister Louise Cox, his brother Mike and a granddaughter Alexis McDonald.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Katherine (Curran) McDonald; three children, Steven and his wife Elysse, of Whitefield, Ryan and his wife Lisa, of Monmouth, and Jennifer McDonald, of Burlington, Vt.; five grandchildren, Nathan, Logan, Isabelle, Cody, and Andrea; his mother Janice, of Monmouth; two sisters, Sandra Van Wart and her husband Art, Ellen Horton and her husband Dennis; two brothers, Carl and his wife Diane, and Kenny; eight nieces, four nephews; his father-in law and mother-in-law Paul and Virginia Curran; sisters-in-law Paulette Roy and her husband Claude, Deborah Davidson and her husband Norm, Shannon Curran, and closest of friends for over twenty-five years, Esau and Diane Cooper, of Auburn.

Per the family’s wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stephen’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Topsham, M. 0408.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Thelma Inez Winslow Truman

Norway-Thelma Inez Truman, 88, of Norway died on May 20 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

Thelma was born on February 23, 1918 in Stetson, Maine, the daughter of the late Inez A. Cox of Eustis, Maine and L. Dana Winslow of Auburn, Maine.

During High School, Thelma worked for F. W. Woolworth and J.C. Penny’s of Lewiston. During World War II she worked at Cadillac Motors Corps., Detroit Mich. on motors for war planes. The women were called "Rosie the Riveters".

Thelma graduated from C.M.G. Hospital in Lewiston as a Certified Nurses Assistant. She worked at Bridgton Hospital and Stephens Memorial Hospital of Norway for years.

She lived in Jacksonville, Florida with her daughter, Gretchen Paradis, as well as in Cape Cod for five years near her son, Rev. John D. King, Sr. of Wareham, Mass.

She was predeceased by three husbands; Albert M. Garcelon, Jr. of Auburn, ME, John J. King of Oxford, ME and St. Johnsbury, VT, and Roger B. Truman of Norway, ME.

She leaves two sons; Rev. John D. King, Sr. of Wareham, MA, and Gary M. King, Senior Chief Petty Officer, of Milton, FL; two daughters; Mary Jane King of South Paris, ME, and Gretchen K. Paradis of Orange Park, FL; one brother; Kenneth D. Winslow, one half-sister, Kay E. Smith of Grantham, NH, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides loving her family, she loved animals.

At Thelma’s request, there will be a private memorial service held on June 3rd at 1:00pm.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


David R. Daye

Lewiston-David R. Daye, 44, of Greene and formerly of Bethel, passed away Monday May 22, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center with his family be his side.

He was born on July 6, 1961 in Berlin New Hampshire the son of Aubrey and Sheila (Heath) Daye.

David was a Certified Logging Professional & Heavy Equipment Operator dedicating 20 years as an employee fo. D.A. Wilson Co. of Bethel.

Davi. enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and hiking. He also enjoyed dowzing for water. David had a particularly kind heart and was always willing to help other people.

David was predeceased by his grandparents.

He is survived by his parents Aubrey And Sheila Daye of Bethel, Daughters Megan, Paige and Sarah Daye all of Hanover, Linda Beaudoin of Hanover mother of his children, Sisters Cheryl Daye-Heath and husband Jim of Bethel, Dawn Mason and husband Delbert of Greene, Nephews Benjamin Brown of Lovell, James Heath III of Bethel, Reilly Mason of Greene, Nieces Kelsie Heath of Bethel and Emily Mason of Greene as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousin.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday May 27th 2 to 4 pm at The American Legion on Vernon Street in Bethel. Family and friends are welcome to bring pictures and share stories of David as they remember him.

In David's memory donations may be made to: The District Exchange Food Pantry, PO Box 850, Bethel, Me 04217.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston Me 04240


Virginia R. Brzytwa

Falmouth, Maine…Virginia Rose Brzytwa, 84, died peacefully on May 17, 2006 at Falmouth by the Sea Nursing Home in Falmouth, Maine. She was born in Massillon, Ohio on January 22, 1922, the daughter of William Ralph Austin and Grace (Totten) Austin.

Virginia graduated from East High School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1940. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy in 1960 from Baldwin-Wallace College i. Berea, Ohio on a full scholarship while raising five children. She earned her M.S. in Psychology on a full scholarship from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1961, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education from The University of Toledo in 1979.

Virginia taught psychology at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, and John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. She was an inspirational educator who created remedial programs and counseled students in higher education. Virginia was also engaged in research for a federal demonstration program in juvenile delinquency and wrote guidelines for the precursor of Head Start.

During her professional career, Virginia was involved in civic affairs and human relations organizations including the NAACP, Friendly Town, and the Council on Human Relations in Cleveland and Berea.

Virginia and her husband Edward, a school principal in Cleveland, took an early retirement and moved to Barter’s Island in Boothbay, Maine where she cared for Ed until his death from Parkinson’s Disease in 1991.

Virginia had an insatiable curiosity and excelled at all she did. She was a skilled weaver and sold many of her rugs at Abacus in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, smocking, reading, cooking, and gardening. She especially loved her Schnauzers.

Virginia was dedicated to her loving family. She strongly believed that a life of inquiry had no parallel and inspired this belief in others.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Edward John Brzytwa in 1991. She is survived by a son, Edward John, Jr., and his wife Mary Ellen of Lakewood, Ohio; a daughter, Judy Burgess and her husband, Alan of Boothbay, Maine; a daughter, Mary Gammon and her husband, Dennis of Parma, Ohio; a daughter Cindy Rawnsley and her husband, Donald of Cumberland, Maine; a daughter, Nanette Austin and Frank Cook of Windham, Maine, 14 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

A celebration of her life will be held at The First Congregational Church, UCC, 301 Cottage Rd. South Portland, Maine on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 2:30pm.

Arrangements have been made by Funeral Alternatives 500 Rote One Yarmouth, Maine 04096. 207-846-5800.


Louise J. Sargent

Auburn- Louise J. Sargent, 83, died Saturday, May 13th surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Louise was born July 19th, 1922 in Hancock, Maine, the daughter of Hugh R. and Elsie (Stratton) Joy. She moved with her family to Auburn in 1960, where she resided the rest of her life.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, John C. Sargent; one son John “Lindy” Sargent and his wife Barbara; one daughter Karen S. Perry; two nieces, Sharon Bazinet and Nancy Couture; three grandchildren, Chris Perry, Amber and Matt Sargent; and many great-grandchildren.

Louise requested there be no funeral service, visitation, flowers, or donations in her memory.

Her life will be best honored and remembered by living our lives to the fullest, and to love and give as fully as she did.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Elizabeth "Betty" Kaherl

Auburn-Elizabeth "Betty" Kaherl, 88, passed away at the Hospice House on May 15, 2006.

She was born in Winslow Maine, daughter of Chester Garland and Sadie (LaChance) Garland. Her father died when she was two years old and she was raised in North Vassalboro by her mother and step-father, Eddie A. "Hike" York. Hike York was Betty's hero for all of her life and was "Grampie" to her children. Betty attended schools in Vassalboro and Waterville, and was proud of having bee. awarded a Palmer Method certificate for her outstanding penmanship.

In her teen years, she spent each summer with her Aunt Lynn who owned Belliveau's Popcorn Stands on the beach and at the end of the pier in Old Orchard. Among her fondest memories were those of the people who frequented the pier and the fun she had with her aunts Lynn Belliveau and Grace Getchell. Betty can be seen in many of the old photos and postcards of the Old Orchar. pier, standing behind the counter of Belliveau's Popcorn Stand.

She was the widow o. Everett B. Kaherl, who died in 1958, and they would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2006. Until 1992 she continued to live in North Vassalboro, at which time she moved to Lewiston. She retained for many years her membership in the Vassalboro Senior Citizens club, and attended most of the Vassalboro gatherings at John Martin's Manor each year, and tried to keep in touch with her friends in "the North".

She was predeceased by her husband, Everett B. Kaherl, grandsons, David J. Patnaude and Christopher Green, sister Eleanor Gurney and brother Nelson York, stepdaughters Irene K. Pearson and Emma Stanley; stepsons Nelson E. Kaherl and John B. Kaherl. Surviving ar. daughters Roberta Veilleux of Auburn, Rebecca S.Green of Fairfield and Beverly Pelletier and her husband Walter of Canaan, sons Bruce R. Kaherl of Sabattus and Everett A Kaherl and his wife Connie of Lisbon, stepdaughters Theresa Pearson, Ervine Diamond and Marlene Motley, many grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great -grandchildren. She is also survived by Maurice "Moe" Dorais, of Sabattus, a very special friend of the family who was much like a son to her.

We wish to express our thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Hospice House in Auburn for their compassionate care and attention in our mother's last days. In them, we met our mother's angels while she was still with us.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be made to either Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House P.O. Box 819 Lewiston, Maine 04243-0819 or to the North Vassalboro Senior Citizens Club, in care of Helen Vachon, PO Box 476, Bog Road, Vassalboro, ME 04089..

Arrangements are under the direction of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Edward Stuart Ferguson

Augusta- Edward Stuart Ferguson, 67 of Whitefield, died on May 5th at Augusta Rehabilitation Center..

Edward was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on February 27th, 1939, the son of Edward L. Ferguson and Mildred Marin (Carlin) Ferguson. He enjoyed flea marketing, collecting antiques and knickknacks, and his computer and surfing the internet. He worked for the State of Maine for 24 years before retiring as a Custodian Supervisor.

Edward was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, George Ferguson and his wife Mary of Winthrop, Charles Ferguson and his wife Dorothy of Windsor, Ralph Ferguson and his first wife Marie of Whitefield, sisters Emily Potter of Whitefield, and Jean Vidito and her husband Charles of Concord, Ma.

He is survived by Lorraine Ferguson, mother of daughter Cassandra Tondreau and her husband Dale of Augusta and son, Shawn Ferguson and his wife Elaine of Whitefield; two grandsons; Dillon Tondreau and Ryan Ferguson; brother-in-law Hubert Potter and his wife Irene of Whitefield, sister-in-law Mary Ferguson in Gardiner, Me and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at Resthaven Cemetery in Windsor on Thursday, May 11th at 11:00 am. There will a gathering for friends and family following the funeral at the Lion’s Club in Coopers Mills.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 343 Gorham Rd., South Portland, M. 04106 or the American Diabetes Association, 10 Bangor St., Augusta, M. 04330.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330


Earl L. Sprague, Jr.

Auburn- Earl L. Sprague, Jr., 66, of Shaw Hill Rd. in Minot, died on May 1st ,with his family present.

Earl was born in Lewiston the son of Earl and Elizabeth (Cammett) Sprague. After graduating form high school in Lewiston, Earl was a truck driver for many years. He loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed the outdoors at his camp after he retired.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Connie (Spencer) Sprague; his son Michael Sprague and his wife Carol, daughter Tina Baker and her husband Jeff, and son Bill Sprague. Sisters Grace Keene and Nancy Hersey; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Friends and Family will be gathering to remember Earl on Sunday, May 7th from 2p-4p at his daughter’s house at 3 Fortuna Dr., Lewiston, M. 0424.

Those who wish may make a donation in Earl’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, M. 0408.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240


Thomas Allen Maier

Portland-Thomas Allen Maier, 70, died unexpectedly on April 28, 2006 at Maine Medical Center.

He was born on December 12, 1935 in Freeport Maine, the son of the late George Maier and Winifred Allen Maier.

Tom grew up in Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years.

Tom didn't know how to retire. He worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, L.L. Bean, and was currently working at Bowdoin College.

He especially enjoyed and loved his wife, family, and friends. He loved traveling, all sports, reading, planning for future adventures (trips), and his wife's Maine Coon Cat Gabby. One of his newer loves was the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. He loved learning about Rockwell Kent, N.C. Newell, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and their works of Art. But most of all he loved finally seeing the Red Sox win the World Series.

Tom was a member of the Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport Elders, Amvets, and American Legion..

He is survived by Marie Ann Maier, his loving Wife of over 49 years, his Mother Winifred, Brother Jack, Son Andrew, and Grandson Travis.

On Monday, May 8 there will be a Graveside Service at 10 am in the Webster Road Cemetery, Freeport. Followed by a Celebration of Tom's life at 11 am at the First Parish Congregational Church, Pownal Center.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: First Parish Congregational Church c/o Edna Menchen 359 Hodston Rd Pownal, ME 04069.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Victor de Bree

Brunswick - Victor de Bree, 80 died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Dionne Commons, Brunswick after a period of failing health.

He was born in Fairlawn, NJ, a son of Victor and Sadie de Bree. He lived in North Yarmouth for many years. He was an electrician by trade working in the Portland area. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.

His hobbies included woodworking and gardening. He enjoyed making and selling garage cupolas and windmill lawn ornaments.

Surviving are his son Bruce de Bree of Lee, NH, two grandsons; three sisters; Ruth Stevens of Bowdoinham, Mildred Snowman of Clinton, Nellie Finley of Dayton, OH, and predeceased by a brother David de Bree of North Yarmouth.

A graveside service with a Military Honor Guard will be held at noon on Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 183 Mt Vernon Road, Augusta..

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Roger L. Giguere

Lewiston- Roger L. Giguere, widower of Florence Auger Giguere, of Pleasant Street, Lewiston, Maine died Wednesday (April 26, 2006) after a brief illness. Born in Lewiston on June 6, 1925, he was the son of Rosario S. Giguere and Elsie Metayer Giguere. He was employed by and retired from the City of Lewiston Water Dept. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and many good friends (too many to name). He was predeceased by his sisters Rose Giguere, Marguerite Giguere Fisher and his brother Louis (Jake) Giguere. At his request, there will be no services.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Ralph W. Routhier

Yarmouth-Ralph W. Routhier, 90, of Guptil Ave. died Friday April 21, in Yarmouth.

He was born April 27,1915 in South Portland Maine, the son of Joseph A. and Dora V. (St. John) Routhier. He attended Freeport Schools and served in the Pacific Theater for the U.S. Army Signal Service in World War Two.

He was a self employed master electrician for fifty years and operated Routhier Oil Company in Freeport for twenty years. He owned and operated the Holbrook Inn B&B in Freeport until 1996.

Mr. Routhier was a fifty-seven year member of Freeport Masonic Lodge #23, a life member of Freeport American Legion Post #83, and a life member of the Lincoln E. Clement, Jr. Amvets Post #13 in Durham.

On June 28,1940 he married Beatrice Helena Lee in Raymond, Maine. She died in December 29, 1994. A son Gregory L. died in August of 1998.

Surviving are his wife Georgia Colby Routhier of Freeport; a son Scott A. of North Yarmouth Maine; 8 grandchildren; and 10 Great grandchildren.

There will be no service.Burial will be in Burr Cemetery Freeport.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Curtis L. Swisher

Portland-Curtis L. Swisher, 63, of Auburn passed away on April 23, 2006 at Maine Medical Center.

He was born on September 8, 1942 in Pennsylvania the son of Norman and Alice (Cochran) Swisher and educate in Pennsylvania Schools graduating in 1961.

Curtis proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war. He moved to Maine in 1966 working in construction and later for Carter Milling Co. for 14 years and retired from Lapointe Industries i. 2003.

Curtis was predeceased by his ex-wife Shirley (Fisher), brother Norman, sisters Betty Davis, Louise Gers, and Joann Bosar.

He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Swisher of Auburn, son Richard Swisher of West Virginia, daughter Patti Deburra of Poland, granddaughters Dezaray, Kelsey, and Crista Deburra, grandson William Swisher, brothers Fred Swisher of Patton, George Swisher of Montana, John Earl of Utah, Kenneth Swisher of Montana, sisters Grethen Gers of Virginia, Catherine Lallemand of Pennsylvania, Step Children Marianne Kimball, Ralph Kimball, Frank Kimball, Step Grandchildren Zack, Tyler, Tabatha. Spencer Kimball, Shane Arthur, Several Nieces and Nephews.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, April 27th from 5 to 8 pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn. A graveside service will take place on Friday, April 28th at 11am at Gracelawn.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Willadean Dew

Auburn-Willadean Dew, 82, of Danville passed away on April 20, 2006 at The Hospice House following a massive stroke.

She was born Sept 5, 1923, daughter of Verner and Viola Gilpatrick.

Willadean was an active member of the Zonta women's club in the 60's, she won numerous awards for her culinary skills. For many years she was a ceramicist. She was a lover of cats and a supporter of many animal organizations.

Widow of Linton Dew , deceased 1967.

She is survived by her son, Roderick Dew of Danville, brothers Waldo Gilpatrick of West Gardiner and Elmer Gilpatrick of Manchester New Hampshire.

A private gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Winifred Buck Russell

BRUNSWICK -- Winifred Buck Russell, 95, born Aug. 7, 1910, in Whitefield, the daughter of Elizabeth Ireland Buck and William Buck, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Brunswick, at the home of her daughter.

She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1927 and Farmington State Normal School (now the University of Maine at Farmington) in 1930. She taught school for many years in the West Gardiner area, Greenville and Shirley.

In 1937, she married Thomas Russell of Millinocket. They were married for 45 years until his death in 1982.

She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and attended Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn.

She is survived by her sister, Willi B. Johnson of Hallowell; two daughters, Anne Russell of Brunswick and Marilyn Howerton of Millinocket; three grandchildren, Dr. Jerilyn K. Wright of Perryton, Texas, Dr. Matthew Kisabeth of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Tonya K. Mann of Oklahoma City; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in Millinocket at the Millinocket Cemetery. Anyone wishing to remember her is invited to attend the service or send a donation to Beacon Hospice, 55 Lisbon St., Suite 2600, Lewiston, ME 04204; or the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements made by Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240; (877) 828-1192.


Richard D. Ridenour

Waldoboro. Richard D. Ridenour, 66, of Richmond, died Thursday, April 13th at Fieldcrest Manor Nursing Home in Waldoboro.

Richard was born on April 17th, 1939, the son of Newell and Helen (Moode) Ridenour. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1962 and remained in the Navy until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement from the military he worked at Bath Iron Works.

Richard was a member of the AF & AM in Bowdoinham, Merrymeeting Armature Radio Club, and the VP-23 Association.

Richard was predeceased by his parents and his son Tony in 1992.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife Kitty; his sons Derrick and his wife Jennifer of Richmond, and Charles and his wife Patty of Richmond; brother Edwin of Alabama; sisters Clair and Lynn of Iowa; and grandchildren Nicholas and Olivia of Richmond.

There will be a memorial for Richard at a future date in Davenport Iowa.

In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to the Richmond Library Association, 86 Main St., Richmond, M. 04357.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth, M. 04096


UDO CYR

AUGUSTA – Udo Cyr, born on March 1, 1926, went peacefully to Heaven on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2006.

Udo was a WWII Veteran and a member of Saint Augustine Catholic Church. He leaves behind his two children, Patricia Cyr Ayotte and Guy Cyr, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren who will miss him dearly.

Through his example, Udo taught his children and grandchildren to be hard workers, to dedicate their lives to family, to be fair and kind to others and to always remember what is most important. At this sad time and forevermore, we recall his importance in our lives and cherish our shared moments.

Funeral services will be held at Noon, Friday, April 14 at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the car of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 198 Western Ave., Augusta, M. 04330


Kenneth Mark Jellison, Jr

Lewiston- Kenneth Mark Jellison, Jr., 18, of Turner St. Auburn, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 as the result of a car accident.

Kenneth was born on July 17, 1987, the son of Kenneth and Linda (Johnson) Jellison.

Kenneth was a senior at Edward Little High School where he had plenty of friends and always loved to make them laugh. He was full of life and loved to play soccer and paint-ball. He also loved to watch motocross, listen to rap music, hunting, four wheeling and snowmobiling.

Kenneth was predeceased by his grandparents, Alton and Audrey Johnson.

Kenneth is survived by his parents and his brother Travis Jellison of Auburn as well as his puppy Zack. He is also survived by his grandparents Nanna and Papa Robbins of Lewiston, and Grammy and Grampy Jellison of Jay, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, April 8th from 6 to 9pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 9th at 2pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.


Robert "Buzz" G. Bussard

Harpswell-Robert G. Bussard, 65, of Upper Rich Cove Rd. passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2006 at Maine Medical Center Portland.

He was born on August 13, 1940 in Illinois the son of Elmer and Mable (Hope) Bussard.

Buzz proudly served his country in the United States Corpman retiring in 1993. He later worked as a projectionist at Hoyts Cinema in Falmouth.

Buzz enjoyed eating, traveling, music and movies.

He was predeceased by his parents. Buzz is survived by brothers Walter Nelson and his wife Debbie of Georgia, John Earle of Korea, 1 niece and 1 nephew. Also many great friends.

Per Buzz's request there will not be any services held.

In Buzz's memory donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maine 630 Congress Ave. Portland, Me 0410.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Suzanne J. Boisvert

Yarmouth -- Suzanne J. Boisvert, our Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 57 years young. A businesswoman and entrepreneur, Suzanne’s drive, determination, and attention to detail made her a success in the professional world. More importantly, however, was her love, compassion, and understanding that made her a success in life.

Suzanne was born on December 7th, 1948 in Sanford to J. Rene and Yvette (Fournier) Boisvert. The second of four girls, Suzanne grew up in Sanford and was educated at St. Ignatius High School. She then attended Emmanuel College for a period before earning her Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland. Additionally, she earned a Masters in Education from Boston University.

Suzanne’s career in business as a management consultant lasted more than 20 years. She started her career teaching business at the University of Southern Maine. However, it wasn’t long before she joined a local consulting firm and led them into the international markets of Europe, Australia, Central and South Americas, and Africa. From Europe, Suzanne continued to grow the company. Eventually, she was able to work for herself and that is what truly made Suzanne a success in life. She worked as hard or as long as was required and then spent the rest of her time with her family. Often times, Suzanne and daughter Monique would travel all over Europe together with Suzanne stopping periodically to work. .

Suzanne enjoyed the outdoors and gardening around her home on Trickey Pond in Naples. If she couldn’t be found on the porch watching the sunset and listening to the loons, she was undoubtedly zipping around in her Porsche Boxster visiting one of her sisters, or getting a speeding ticket.

Suzanne is survived by her mother, Yvette Boisvert Desjardins and step-father, John Desjardins of Lewiston; son, Mark B. Levasseur, his wife, Amy (Mayer), and their son, Remy of Las Vegas; son, Daniel J. Levasseur of San Diego; daughter. Monique A. (Levasseur) Coombs, husband, Herman, and their daughter, Jocelyne of Orr’s Island; and former husband and best friend, Mark O. Levasseur of Parsonsfield. She was predeceased by her father J. Rene Boisvert in 1982.

Additionally, Suzanne is survived by her three sisters and their husbands with whom she had built an unbreakable bond; Camille (Boisvert) Welsch and husband David of West Newfield. Monique (Boisvert) Guay and husband Merle of Hancock, and Jocelyne (Boisvert) Gregg and husband Sam of Eliot.

At her request, Suzanne will be cremated and her ashes scattered from the deck of the Shirley M, her son-in-law’s lobster boat, in a private ceremony off the coast of Orr’s Island on April 6th. She has also requested that a gathering of family and friends be held in the future to celebrate her life. Additionally, a Mass will be offered at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica in Lewiston at 1100 on April 12.

Memorial contributions may be made to:.

Sarcoma Foundation of America 9884 Main Street P.O. Box 458 Damascus, MD 20872 http://www.curesarcoma.org/.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternaitves.net


John P. Harper I

South Paris-John P. Harper I, 80, formerly of Turner and Auburn, passed away unexpectedly at Maine Veteran’s Home.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the on July 24, 1925 son o. Josep. and Annabell (Cloves) Harper.

John proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII as a fireman. He was employed in past years at Wellman’s, Bates Mill, Channel 10 in Lewiston, as a Steeple Jack, Painter, Carpenter prior to retirement. John later worked part time at Bogg’s Mobile Homes in Warren during his retirement.

He enjoyed woodworking, watching the Red Sox, keeping abreast of local and national affairs via TV and the newspaper, doing crossword puzzles, bird watching and spending time with his special pets. Supporting the Maine State Lottery was a favorite pastime. John was a Scout Master and past member of the Drum and Bugle Corps, VFW, American Legion, and Barber Shop Quartet.

Predeceased by parents, brothers Harry Harper and Tom Harper.

Survived by Six children. Barbara J Homer of Falmouth, Ann H Labbe of Vienna, VA. Robert J Harper of Saunton, VA, John P Harper II of Wasilla, AK, Erma L Brutscher of Monkton, MD, Carol E Turner of Greene. and one sister, Catherine Ferrill of Aurora, CO.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 1 to 2pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn. A funeral service will follow at 2pm at Gracelawn with military honors.

In John’s name donations may be made to the: Maine Veterans Home 477 High St. South Paris, Me 04281 or Androscoggin Kidney Center 1100 Minot Ave. Auburn, Me 0421.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Audrey Adams

PORTLAND - Audrey Adams, 77, of Marilyn Ave, Westbrook, died after a long battle with cancer, on March 26, 2006.

Audrey was born in Portland, Maine, on July 6, 1928, a daughter of Karl and Isabel Furst. She graduated from Deering High School, then went on to business school and worked in that field for a time.

After marrying and having four children, Audrey decided to go back to school. She went to nursing school at Maine Medical, doing two years of classes in one year. She would take her children to her camp in Buxton in the summer and sit in the car studying while they played. When she was going to have to stop attending school because of lack of transportation, Maine Medical found her a car so she could continue studying. She graduated with top honors out of all the classes in New England.

Audrey worked at Maine Medical for some time, then moved to the Jewish Home for the Aged. She ended her nursing career doing private practice, where she would care for elderly patients for the remaining years of their lives. She loved each one and cared for them like family. It broke her heart when after caring for them, sometimes for many years, they passed away.

Audrey also spent over 35 years caring for her parents. Though they lived alone, neither could drive and they counted on her for many things. Her father, Karl Furst of Denmark, lived to be 98 years old! Her mother, Isabel Dillingham Furst, was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after his death. Audrey took care of her through two difficult operations and her mother lived for many years until the cancer took her at 95 years old.

Audrey often took her mother on day trips to explore our beautiful state and also took her children and grandchildren to all the fun New England attractions. She toured Maine and New Hampshire and knew all the largest flower gardens, and every covered bridge and point of interest.

Audrey was also an avid cat lover and got much joy from caring for them. Most recently, she had Bungee, who died of cancer last year. She then took in a lovely, young cat that she named Gabby, that had been abandoned in an apartment to keep her beloved male cat, Dudley, company..

Audrey was a collector that filled her home with treasures. She was intelligent, caring and a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Audrey is predeceased by a brother, Raymond Furst. Surviving are John Adams. who she was married to and then the companion of for 48 years; four children: Anthony Adams and his wife Jeanne of North Yarmouth; Cheryl Hand and her husband Brian of Freedom, NH; Jon Adams and his wife Cheryl of Lisbon Falls, ME; and Chris Harriman and her husband Tomas of Portland; six grandchildren: Tracey Adams and his wife Kelly; Corey Adams; Adam Harriman; Erica Harriman; Rebecca Adams; and Mathew Adams; along with 3 great-grandchildren: Hunter, Caleb and Megan Adams.

There will be no service at this time. A graveside service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth, ME later in the spring at a date and time to be announced.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Seaside Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Hospice of Southern Maine for the warmth, compassion and excellent care given to Audrey during the end of her life.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Recovery Center Mercy Hospital 40 Park Road Westbrook, ME 04092 . or The American Cancer Society Northern New England Region 1 Main St., Suite 300 Topsham, Maine 0408.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Barbara L. Lagorio

AUBURN - Barbara Benoit Lagorio, 85, passed away on March 24, after a courageous balltle with cancer at the Hospice House.

She was born Nov. 16, 1920, in Auburn She graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1937.

She lived and worked in Boston for more than 30 years, then retired and returned to her native Maine.

She lived in Poland Spring for 15 years before moving back to Auburn.

Her laughter and sense of humor will be missed by many who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her brother, Wilfred Benoit and his wife, Martha; along with three nieces; and one nephew.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Lagorio.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Pine Grove Cemetary in Poland Corner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me


Gerda F. Watson

Gray-Gerda F. Watson, 77, of Morton Rd. Yarmouth passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2006 at her son’s home.

She was born on January 9, 1929 in Beirstein, Germany the daughter of Ottford and Gertrude Fuchs.

Gerda met her husband C.V. Watson during WWII while the Army occupied her town and home. Later after the occupation was over she came to the United States becoming a U.S. Citizen in Skowhegan Courts. She was so proud to become a U.S. Citizen, she studied English becoming 100% proficient, memorizing the Bill of Rights and repeating it to the Judge.

Her father and mother visited in 1962. Her father built her a rock garden that she kept up with great vigor, working in it constantly. .

Gerda enjoyed every summer and fall cruising the east coast with her husband C. V. Watson. And also making many life long friends especially in Nova Scotia.

They settled in Yarmouth in 1958 at Morton Rd. being their residence until death.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, parents, and several brothers and sisters. Gerda is survived by sons Frank Watson of Bethel, Barry Watson and wife Patricia of Gray, Guy Watson and wife Carol of N. Yarmouth, Dennis Watson and wife Doreen of Richmond, grandchildren Arron, Travis, Bobby-Jo, Joshua, Tabitha, great grandchildren Caleigh, Sadie and Liam.

Graveside services will be held in spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Doris Stanley

AUBURN - Doris Stanley, 85, died peacefully at her home on 10 Colby St., Auburn, on Friday, March 17, after a brief illness.

She was born July 19, 1920, in Prentis, the daughter of Melinda and Henry Stanley. While living at Pineland Center in Pownal, she enjoyed working in the kitchen, but she loved working with the babies and young children who lived there too. Some of her fondest memories are of the children who were always drawn to her and spent time with her throughout her life.

She was an unforgettable loving woman who just loved life itself! She was a faithful woman attending East Auburn Baptist Church every Sunday for the past two-plus years. She loved going to the Twarog Center every day to see all her friends. She also enjoyed listening to music, the CMT channel, sewing, knitting, quilting, dancing, embroidering, braiding rugs, "fancy work" making puzzles and letter writing. She always looked forward to her visits and shopping trips with her best friend, David.

Survivors include two sisters, Hattie Clark of Portland and Linda Randall of Augusta; many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; her very special friends, Diane Clukey and David Wilbur; also her friends and staff at John F. Murphy Homes, Inc. and the W.T. Twarog Center both in Auburn.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her twin brothers, Fay and Jay Stanley.

Celebration of Doris's life will be held on Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at the East Auburn Baptist Church in Auburn. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Augusta, immediately after the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240.


Joseph Fisk

AUGUSTA -- Joseph died March 19, 2006, at 45 Middle St., Augusta, after a long illness.

At his request, a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 22, at the Motivational Services building at 71 Hospital St. in Augusta.

Joseph was born on Sept. 20, 1963, in Springfield, Vt. He was the son of Mary Jean Gagnon and the late Edwin E. Fisk Sr. He loved music, hiking, camping and, especially, martial arts. He studied martial arts under Al Gardner for several years. He graduated from Massabesic High School..

He is survived by his mother and stepfather Leo Gagnon; his two sisters, Katherine and her husband, Brian Carter, of Richmond, and Barbara Fisk of Lewiston; four brothers, Richard Fisk and wife Vicki, of Limerick, Edwin Fisk and wife Deborah, of Brunswick, James Fisk and wife Terri, of Wiscasset, and Garrett Fisk of California; stepbrother Lee Gagnon and wife Laurie; and 13 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be forwarded to 45 Middle Street House, Augusta, ME 04330.


Dorothy Jaggers

Augusta- Dorothy "Dot" Jaggers, passed away on Sunday morning March 19, 2006 at her home after a brief battle with melanoma cancer. She was 81 years old.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 29, 1924 a daughter of Chester and Eva Cochrane.

Dot grew up in East Braintree, Mass. In 1942 she worked at the Four Rivers shipyard. She met the love of her life, Freeman Jaggers and they were married on December 8, 1945. They were married for 48 years. Shortly after they married they moved to Indiana where they made their home and started their family. Dot worked in retail until her retirement. In 1992 Dot and Freeman moved to Maine to be near her daughter.

She was predeceased by her son, Philip in 1988 and her husband in 1994.

She is survived by a daughter, Bev Morse and her husband Joe of Gardiner; two sisters, Lillian Beary and her husband Tom of Whitman, Mass., Rose Caswell of Weymouth Mass., one brother, Chester Cochrane and his wife Anni of Antigo, Wis., One granddaughter, Doreen French of Augusta, fou. great- grandchildren, Chris French, Scott Collins, Emily Crocker and DJ special friend Mimi Chick of Wilton, several neices and nephews and two great- granddogs Rat and Daisy.

There will be no visiting hours. Services are to be held Thursday March 23, 200. at the chapel at Maine Veterans cemetery Rte 27 @ 1:00pm.

Dot will be creamated and her ashes buried next to her husband.

In leui of flowers, memorial donations may be made to HealthReach HomeCare & Hospice Gardiner/ Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me.


Edith May Trafford

Minot-Edith May Trafford, 90, passed away on Thursday, March 2, at the home of her very special care givers, Robert and Connie Labbe of 567 Woodman Hill Road.

She was born in Poland on October 22, 1922 to Roy Melvin McCleary and Edith May Lewis.

She got her schooling and much good advice from her teacher Georgia McKnight at the one room school on the Empire Road.

On July 22, 1930 she married Donald W. Trafford and together they had five children.

Edith worked at the Pond’s Tissue Company in Mechanic Falls. She was an Avon Representative for a few years and then she worked at Gould and Scammon in the packing room until her retirement.

Her life’s work was making a home for her five children. She loved her flower gardens. Many neighbors and friends enjoyed the lupines that flowered so beautifully in the spring. She loved to go fishing with anyone who would take her along. Camping trips with Lois and Dennis in Minnesota and special vacations with Joe and Ruth to Florida. Fiddleheading was so much fun. She would get into the canoe with Jim and Marcia and up the Little Androscoggin they would go. Just once she nearly flipped the canoe. Blueberrying was one of the hardest hobbies for her to give up. She and Bea were still picking over a hundred quarts a year up until 2002. She spent many hours making bead ornaments and plant hangers with Fay.

To sustain her family through those tough years she did lots and lots of home canning, knitting and crocheting. Each of her children and grandchildren has a beautiful afghan that she crocheted for them. After retirement she baked pies and cakes for her granddaughter Terry and Rick’s restaurant. Gram was always ready to give a helping hand to any of the children who might need it. After the children were grown and married she was able to take many trips with her brother’s and sister’s and some memorable ones with her children.

Edith will be dearly missed by her children, Beatrice Bouffard of Lewiston, Maitland Trafford and Charlene Teras of Gray, Lois Oberg, Marcia Cavers and her husband Jim and Fay Watson, all of Poland.

Grandchildren: Nancy Lewis and her husband Dan of Vermont, William Bouffard of Monmouth, Theresa Scalia and her husband Rick of Monmouth. Bruce Trafford and his wife Jamie of Gray, Karen Trafford and Tom Thompson of Gray. Ernest Trafford, Melody Olson and her husband Brent, Penny Winter and her husband Ronald, Terrence Oberg and his wife Jacqueline all of Minnesota. Diana St. Hilaire and her husband Larry of Auburn, Lori Trundy and her husband Dean of Hebron, William Cavers and his wife Tammy of Poland. Norman Watson and his wife Betina of New York, Candy Bishop and John Braida of Hiram, Jesse Watson and Ray Watson and his wife Karen of New York.

Great-grandchildren: Jessica and Shelley Scalia, Jake Ledue, Kourtney and Adam Trafford, April Kuntz and her husband Eric, Amy Olson, Dustin Henschal and his wife Amber, Darcy Hill and her husband Jeremy, Daniel Henschal, Matthew, Delray, Jessica and Dennis Oberg. Heather Tripp and her husband Kenneth, Ashley St.Pierre and her husband Jeffrey and Lyndsey St. Hilaire. Dillon Trundy, Nathan Cavers. Christopher, Patrick, Daniel and Timo Watson. Octavia and Casey Bishop and Adam Barber. Ray and John Watson.

Great-great grandchildren: Wesley and Austin Kuntz, Harmonie Olson, Allison Henschal, Jordan Hill, Logan Tripp and Xander St.Pierre.

She is survived by her brother Charlie McCleary and Elva Beckwith of Poland, step sisters-in-law, Muriel Trafford and Virginia Trafford, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her step mother Ethel McCleary, sisters Pearl LaPointe and her husband Ivan. Frances McCleary. Brother Aubrey McCleary and his wife Helen. Sister-in–law Priscilla McCleary. Step-sisters Helen Gates and her husband’s Merrill and Leland, and Verna Tame and her husband Verne. Stepbrother’s Raymond, Aubrey and his wife Barbara and Charlie Trafford. Her son-in-law's James Bouffard and Dennis Oberg and a daughter-in-law Ruth Trafford.

Our family would like to say THANK YOU so much to Bob and Connie Labbe for their loving care during the last year of our Mom’s life. Also, we deeply appreciate the care and support of Androscoggin Home Health with special thanks to her nurse Deborah Crump.

Per the family’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. Mom’s favorite color is green so her burial will be in the spring when the grass is green and the flowers are in bloom.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edith’s honor to Androscoggin Home Health, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME. 04240, or a charity.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04357


Roger B. Wright

Augusta-Roger B. Wright, 71, of Middle Rd. Sidney, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2006 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta after a long battle with emphysema.

He was born in Waterville on September 2, 1934 the son of Randall and Zitella (Barnard) Wright.

Roger graduated from elementary school in Sidney and later in life received his high school certificate at the University of Maine at Farmington. From 1954 to 1996 he was always employed as an Auto Mechanic, receiving many awards of excellence from his employers.

He married Lora M. Bean of Sidney on Dec. 18, 1954.

Roger and his wife were affiliated with various Masonic orders and held many offices including: Rural Lodge #53 of Sidney, Drummond royal Arch Chapter 27 of Oakland, Mt. Lebanon Council of Oakland, St. Omar Commandry of Waterville, Knights York Cross of Honor of Maine, = Thrice Illustrious Masters, past officers Association, Faith Court #7 of Waterville, Grand Court O of A of Maine, OES, Order of the White shrine of Jerusalem of Maine. He also held the offices of Worthy Master of Sidney Grange for several years and past Worthy Patron of OES Sidney.

For many years Roger enjoyed camping in his motor home with his parents and his family. He was past president of the Down Easters, the 1st chapter of Good Sam Campers. Roger was also a member of the Sidney Volunteer fire Department as long as he had good health.

Roger was predeceased by his parents, Sister Elizabeth Gerry, one aunt and uncle. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Lora Wright of Sidney, daughter Patricia Cunningham and husband Douglas of Sidney, sons Wayne Wright and his wife Mun of Lagrange, N.C., Scott Wright of Sidney, Glenn Wright and his special friend Brenda Kenney of Rome, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. All of whom were very important to Roger and brightened his life when they visited him.

At his request a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at 2598 Middle Rd. Sidney, Me 04330

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Ruth J. Pearse

AUBURN - Ruth Janet (Stone) Pearse died peacefully on Feb. 26, at Clover Manor, with her daughters by her side.

She was born in Rockland, on Oct. 28, 1927, to Everett Raymond Stone and Beatrice Ellie (Lobley) Stone. She spent her early years with her family in North Haven. The remainder of her childhood was spent living with her aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Francis Frye and their children at Orchard Hill in Lincolnville. She graduated from Camden High School in 1946 and Maine General School of Nursing. She was working as an R.N. at the Camden Hospital, when she met her future husband, John Barrett Pearse.

She and John built a house that they shared for over 50 years. The household was part of a family farm and she supported that effort by canning and freezing what the gardens produced. She was especially proud of her cooking and baking expertise, using a cast iron wood stove. Family and friends would frequently enjoy quantities of cinnamon rolls, cakes or other lavish creations. She enjoyed sewing clothes for herself and her girls, as well as household items. Later when John began a poultry business, she was a partner in packing eggs, finishing quickly so she could attend a meeting or pursue some other activity.

She was a busy, energetic and creative spirit whose diverse interests and talents left a positive imprint on her community.

She was a devoted friend to many. Her contributions span a broad spectrum of community outreach, education and leadership development.

She was a founding member of the Hope RFD Club and organized the Fireman's Frolic, a fundraising celebration for the Hope Fire Department.

She volunteered in several capacities to deliver services and support public health issues at the town and state level. She worked for the Head Start program to coordinate health programs and encourage parent involvement. She also served on the Human Rights Committee for the Knox County Coastal Workshop.

When her children were young, she led the Hope Golden Rule 4-H Club and later became actively involved in the local extension group. She especially loved working with the faculty and staff of the University of Maine's Cooperative Extension Service. During her career with extension, she held various volunteer leadership positions at the state and local level and attended several national meetings, where she met with members of Maine's congressional delegation.

She was committed in her support of the creation of an affordable summer camp for Maine children and while president of the Knox-Lincoln Extension Association, she signed the lease that created the Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville.

She joined the Senior Companion Program board and served a term as their president. She provided counsel, computer expertise and editing talents to support the establishment of Bloomings!, a nonprofit enterprise to support people with special needs. She enjoyed politics and several times served as a delegate at the Republican State Convention. She actively participated in the Hobbs and Fish Pond Association to protect the character of that natural resource.

She loved walks in the woods and to the family's shore on Hobbs Pond. She accompanied John as a passenger on his snowmobile, motorcycle and airplane. In the 1980s, they traveled to Germany to visit her cousin, John Frye.

In her later years, as an outlet for her creative and artistic talents, she loved taking photographs of scenery, sunsets, flowers and cats.

She also had a mischievous side - assembling a clown wardrobe so she could perform in a number of local parades and other events. When a large tree trunk was moved next to the road in front of their house, she painted faces on the stumps and added hats that she changed to coincide with the season.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine and husband, Scott Pease, of Old Town and Mary Pearse of Auburn; beloved grandchildren, Maureen and Andrew Pease; special cousins, Francis Frye, Martha Bickford, John Frye and Johanna Murtha; brother, Peter Polk; many nieces and nephews; other special family members and friends; as well as her very special cat, Angus. Her husband, John and sister, Phyllis O'Neill Stone, predeceased her.


William F. Carrigan

William Francis Carrigan Jr. - 84 died peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

William Francis Carrigan was born in Lewiston Maine - October 26 1921. He was educated in Lewsiton schools and attended Hebron Academy. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Maine at Orono, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He spent his professional life as a stock broker and bank director in Lewiston Maine. An animal lover his whole life he spent his free time with his dogs tending his beloved birds. The place he loved most on earth was his camp on Lake Annabessacook where he spent every summer watching the Red Sox, and reminiscing with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Esther M. Carrigan of Lewiston. Three children Sheila DePalma and her husband James of Mechanic Falls, Diana Carrigan of Winthrop, and Bill Carrigan and his partner Maureen of Carrabassett Valley. Three grandchildren, Ryan Carrigan, and Adam and Jason DePalma. Two sisters Beulah Crosby of Attleboro MA and Constance Coughlin of Freeport ME. He is predeceased by his parents William and Beulah Carrigan.

Burial will be a private service at a later date.

Donations in his memory can be made to Androsoggin Hospice and Home Health Agency of Lewiston Maine.


Joel T. Harvey Jr.

Auburn- Joel T. Harvey Jr., 81, of Auburn, died Friday, February 24, 2006, at Clover Living Center, in Auburn.

He was born on September 9th, 1924, the son of Joel T. Harvey Sr. in Brownville, Maine. He worked for years as a lineman for Lewis-Warrad and loved hunting and fishing. He was also a member of the VFW.

He was predeceased by three of his children, Anna Harvey, Don Harvey, and Joel Harvey III.

He is survived by his sons; Kenneth Harvey, Steven Harvey, and Tim Harvey, his daughters; Joan Grenier, Joyce Murphy, and Linda Penney, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Per the family’s wishes, the services will be private.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Gaston E. Demers

Lewiston- Gaston E. Demers, 66, of Auburn, died Thursday morning, February 23rd, at St. Mary’s Hospital, after a long time of poor health.

Gaston was born in Minot on September 1, 1939, the son of Alphonse and Alvinese (LaFlamme) Demers. He attended Lewiston schools and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He worked in the Lewiston Mills all of his life.

Gaston loved watching country videos on TV and loved spending time with his loveable dog Bennie of 11 yrs. It was known by those who knew Gaston that he loved his grandchildren and was loved dearly by all of them.

Gaston is survived by his beloved wife of 32 yrs. Gloria (Thayer) Demers, son Danny Demers, daughter Judy Demers, and stepchildren John Noyes, and Wonda Lever, along with his grandchildre.

Gaston was predeceased by his parents and his son Ronnie Demers.

Per the wishes of the family, there will be no services at this time. There will be a private gathering at a later date for immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association. P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, V. 22038-1131.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tamps St., Lewiston, M. 04240.


Laurent Emile Beaucage

Lewiston-Laurent E. Beaucage, 56, of Sabattus St. died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 19, 2006.

He was born in Lewiston on March 28, 1949 the son of Emile and Pauline (Clairmont) Beaucage. He was a graduate of St. Dominic’s High School. He continued his education becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

Laurent enjoyed collecting older books and restoring them. He also enjoyed collecting old records and other antiques of interest to him. He loved to garden, work around his house, go fishing, camping and hiking with his brothers and working on his cars. He liked photography and taking pictures of his family and animals. .

He was a terrific and loving son, brother and uncle. Laurent will be missed dearly by his family, friends and his cats. .

Laurent is survived by his mother Pauline (Clairmont) Beaucage of Lewiston, brother Claud. and his wife Barbara Beaucage of Buckfield, sister Nancy and her Husband Paul Ouellette of Lewiston, sister-in-law Diane Beaucage of Lewiston, two aunts Bertha Beaucage of Lewiston, and Marsella Lemay of Auburn, several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. .

He was predeceased by his father Emile Beaucage and his brother Marc Beaucage both of Lewiston.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Holy Family Catholic Church Sabattus St. Lewiston at 11am.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240


Clyde W. Sproul

Waterville-Clyde W. Sproul, 54, of Pittston went to be with God on February 15, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer.

Born August 6, 1951 in Augusta, Me., Clyde was the beloved son of Ernestine P. Sproul and the late Arnold W. Sproul of Windsor. He graduated from Windsor Grammar School and Cony High School in Augusta, class of 1969. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1974, receiving a B.A. in Chemistry. During the 70’s, Clyde worked at banks in Augusta and Bangor as a computer programmer and analyst. From 1980 to 1989, Clyde worked as a computer analyst at Union Mutual Insurance Company in Portland while living in Windham.

In 1990, Clyde decided to work to live instead of living to work. He purchased his great-aunt, Marcia Robbins’s farmhouse in Pittston and opened S.A.W. Lumber Company, carrying on a proud Sproul family tradition of working with wood..

Clyde traveled throughout the state with his portable saw mill sawing logs into lumber. His infectious smile and quick wit turned many customers into friends. He loved to talk about hunting, fishing and current events and could make people of all persuasions laugh at his insights on the latest political bungles. He was always available with sage advice and a helping hand for all his friends and family.

Clyde was a proud member of several AA groups. He received love and support from his AA family and was a sponsor and mentor to many members who have returned his kindness with their many thoughts and prayers during his brief illness..

He was also active in Pittston town affairs, was a member of local Soil and Water Conservation Committees and a member of Trout Unlimited.

Clyde’s adventures through life were accompanied by his good friend Joe Blair, who has also been a support to his family during this difficult time. Clyde was also blessed to have the love and support of his girlfriend Eva Whitney of Winslow whose loving and optimistic spirit always brought a smile to Clyde’s face.

Clyde and his family will always be grateful for the caring and compassion of Dr. John Margolis, Dr. Kristin Holm, the Critical Care nurses, and respiratory therapists at Maine General Medical Center, Thayer Hospital. . .

Clyde was predeceased by his father in 1998 and his grandparents, Delbert and Ine. . Sproul and Ernest and Lula Palmer.

He is survived by his mother, Ernestine, his brother Arnold Keith Sproul and his fiancée, Kathy Hart of Whitefield, his sisters Kristine Longstaff and her husband Charles of Winthrop, Kathleen Lyons and her husband Randy of Manchester, nephews, A. Wesley and Dewey Sproul, Andrew Dionne, C. Joseph and David Longstaff, Lucas and Adam Turner, four grand nieces and one grand nephew, his Aunt Ursula Pimentel of Jamestown, R.I. and his Uncle Carroll York of Windsor.

A memorial service to celebrate Clyde’s life will be held Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Windsor Memorial Church, Rte 32 in Windsor, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alfond Cancer Center, Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901 or the CCU Nurses Training Program- c/o Thayer Hospital 149 North Street, Waterville, Me 04901.

For those unable to attend condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330


Fred W. Fernald

Freeport- Fred W. Fernald, 92, of the Durham Rd, Freeport, died Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Hawthorne House in Freeport.

Fred was a life long resident of Freeport, born March 3, 1913. He was the son of Erving and Laura (Hall) Fernald.

Some of Fred’s first jobs included taking care of cattle, plowing fields and gardening on the family farm. Fred worked for George Hunter at the Freeport Grain Mill for twenty-five years and then went on to drive a school bus. Fred worked at Freeport Shoe and retired from Eastland Shoe in 1976. After his retirement he did odd jobs for family, friends, and neighbors.

Fred enjoyed gardening, drawing, and woodworking. He loved helping out at Freeport Community Services, and Freeport Library. Fred was Freeport’s Citizen of the Year in 1997. Most would remember Fred pedaling around town on his red bicycle which he did until the age of eighty-five. Fred was truly a giving person, and will be missed by all.

Fred was predeceased by his wife Arvilla, Sisters Frances Holbrook and Margaret Smith and a brother, Herbert Fernald. Fred was also predeceased by a son Herbert, a great-granddaughter Allison, and a daughter-in-law Trudy.

Fred is survived by his sons Edward of Portland, William and his wife Shelia of New Boston, NH, and Richard and his wife Susan of Freeport; daughters Margaret and husband Keith Hall of Raymond, and Barbara and husband Todd Thomas of Freeport.

Fred loved all of his twelve grandchildren and fourteen of his great-grandchildren. He was known as “Pa” to everyone.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held in the spring. Date and time will be announced.

Donations can be made to. Freeport Community Services, P.O. Box 119, Freeport, M. 04032.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Shirley Watson Welch

TOGUS -- Dear Family and Friends.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our mother, Shirley Olive Watson Welch, at age 83..

Mom peacefully passed away on Feb. 10, 2006, at the hospice care unit of Togus veterans hospital in Augusta. Mom lived life to the fullest, especially the last 18 months after she was diagnosed with angiosarcoma.

Mom was born in Sanford, Nov. 6, 1922. She was the daughter of John "Jack" Watson and Olive Johnson. She was the eldest of six siblings, Sidney, Robert, Jean, Carolyn and Lois.

She attended Sanford schools and after graduation, joined the Navy in 1943 as a member of the WAVES. While stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City, she met the love of her life during a trip to Coney Island. It was on the boardwalk that John Thomas Welch Jr. of Rockland recognized the Maine accent and introduced himself. They were married Aug. 13, 1946, and lived briefly in Rockland, Los Angeles and Winslow. They settled in Clinton in 1951 to raise their family..

Their first child, Robert Bruce, was born in May 1948. Cynthia Gail was born in April 1953, followed by Stephen Michael in September 1958.

Mom had an incredible zest for living and welcomed everyone she met with a warm smile and an open heart. She treated everyone with the dignity and respect that she felt all human beings deserve..

She worked at many jobs, including one of her favorites as a teacher at Clinton Elementary School, where she helped many students find their confidence and special abilities..

Mom was also an executive chef, a talented dancer and most of all a passionate artist. Her love of painting took her on many journeys. She became a certified art instructor and plied the canvas with many great artists, including William Alexander and Lowell Spears..

She extended this love to paint by giving art lessons to hundreds of students and encouraged them to express themselves with a brush. She always said "everyone has talent." She gave lessons from the heart at the Cotton Mill, where she lived, as well as many local nursing homes and the local veterans' care unit. Her works are proudly displayed there and continue to bring joy to those who gaze upon them.

Her husband, John; two brothers, Robert and Sidney; a sister, Lois; and her parents, Olive and Jack, predeceased her.

She will be greatly missed, but her spirit will live on forever in her surviving children, R. Bruce Welch and partner, Carlton Louie, of San Francisco; Cynthia Bolduc and husband, Daniel Bolduc, and Bijou, Nugget and Sprite of Mercer; Stephen Welch and wife Jennifer (Fales) Welch, and their daughters, Cassandra J. Welch and Olivia R. Welch; and also Aggie Cat of Farmingdale; two sisters, Jean and Carolyn; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Sherry Kempton and Debbie Gagne of the women's veterans clinic, Lisa Kelsen and staff at the Hospice care unit NHCU72 at Togus veterans' hospital, to the staff of the oncology center at MaineGeneral in Augusta, and to all those others along the journey who offered kind words of support and encouragement.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that anyone inclined to make a memorial gift in Mom's name do so in care of USVA Togus, VAVS-72 NHCU, Voluntary Services, Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.

At the request of the family, there will be no visiting hours.

Burial with military honors will occur at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in the chapel at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives of Augusta.

The following is an original poem lovingly written by Clarence H. Hardy.

An Artist's Easel is Stilled An artist in all her ways; in dancing, painting or pleasing people each and every day. But now life on earth is closing. No more will we hear her say I'm okay, just don't ask for details as upward she winds her way where her joy will never fail. She would not want us to sorrow as she merrily travels her way Only hope for a brighter tomorrow just smile each and every day. May the lord be really near you today and every day. Remember, when you feel blue God is only a prayer away.


Susan L. Girardin

Lewiston-Susan L. Girardin, 48, of Bartlett St. Passed away on Friday, February 10, 2006 at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in Lewiston on November 24, 1957 the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Goding) Davis.

Susan enjoyed many things, including; bingo, movies, going out to eat, spending time with family and friends, especially time spent with her daughter.

She worked for various shoe factories and restaurants throughout the area until her health rendered her unable to work.

Susan was predeceased by her aunt and uncle Nellie and Charles Goding who also raised her and her brothers from an early age, brother John Davis, and sister Virginia Davis. She is survived by her wonderful daughter Melissa Girardin of Lewiston, sister Beverly Popolizio of Lewiston, brother Jim Davis and his wife Fern of Sabattus, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will take place in the spring at Leeds Plains Cemetery.

In Susan’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Main St. Topsham, Me 0408.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Louis Roewer

Auburn- Louis P. Roewer died from natural causes, at home, 8 Cushman Place, Auburn. He was 89.

Born in Boston, Ma., on June 19, 1916, he was the son of George and Rosa (Heinzen) Roewer, of Rockport Ma., and later Auburn, Me., and great-grandson of Louis Prang, who put out the first American Christmas cards.

He grew up in Massachusetts, graduating from Harvard College. Upon college graduation, he joined Filenes of Boston, and returned to the store after the war.

He was drafted February 1941, and commissioned Army lieutenant in December of 1942. He was then joined by his wife, Priscilla M. Breed, whom he married August 26, 1942. After the war, he was sent to Lewiston by Filenes when they bought B. Peck Co. in 1947. Retiring from Peck's in June 1980, he was also a member of Kiwanis International from 1948 - 1968.

A avid golfer, he was a member of Rockport, Ma. Country Club from 1928 - 1948, and a member of Martindale Country Club from 1948 - 1998. He played golf for Harvard and competed in 1937 North South Armature at Pinehurst. He attended 12 U.S. Opens between 1954 and 1988. In his golfing history he made three holes in one.

He was a faithful Boston Red Sox fan, being able to see them through the World Series, as was he a fan of the New England Patriots and saw them to victory also. He was a ver. generous man, contributing to many charities, including Bates College Museum and the new Auburn Public Library.

A loving father, he leaves four children; a son Philip of Gorham, three daughters; Margaret Giguere and her husband Daniel of Auburn, Jenny Gleason of Lewiston, and Andrea Duteau and her husband Armand of Lewiston. He also leaves a brother, Edward Roewer and his wife Ann of Peabody, Ma., three nephews, three nieces, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a special niece, Professor Priscilla Burnaby of Marblehead Ma.

He was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla, in May 2003.

He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.

Close friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Monday, February 13, from 2-4pm at his home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Auburn Public Library, P.O. Box 3175, Auburn, M. 04210.


Jacqueline Mallory

AUGUSTA -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Louise Mallory, 63, passed from this world on Feb. 6, 2006, at home, surrounded by her close and extended family and friends.

She was born in Gardiner on Jan. 12, 1943, the daughter of Clarence and Elma (Murphy) Day.

She attended area schools to the eighth grade, then went to work in various shoeshops, lastly at Kennebec Linen.

She will be sadly missed by her great aunt Gert, whom she lived with for many years.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Wendy Holt,in 1995.

Jackie lived a simple life, but a full one. Her favorite pastimes included puzzle books, watching old movies with her son, and many hours of George Jones and Jim Reeves music. She also enjoyed the antics of her neighbor's children who were a constant presence in her home. Some of her quiet moments were spent in her rocking chair, gazing out the living room window.

She was survived by her three sons, Victor Jellison and his wife, Danielle, of Augusta, Bernie Jellison of Damariscotta, and William "Billy" Jellison and his partner, Debbie, of Augusta; one sister, Sandra Lozier, and her husband, Kenny, of Augusta; a brother, Clarence "Sonny" Day Jr., of Portland; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren; and one grandbaby on the way.

Per Jackie's request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral services.

Cremation arrangements by Funeral Alternatives in Augusta.


Ronnie K. Belanger

Portland-Ronnie K. Belanger died Sunday February 5, 2006 at Maine Medical Center.

Born in Fort Fairfield, he was the eldest son of Eddie and Maureen Belanger of Eagle Lake, where he grew up on the family potato farm. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving aboard the USS Boston. Upon discharge, he attended the University of Maine at Fort Kent, earning a BA in History. As did so many of the County’s young people, he moved to Connecticut to work for Pratt and Whitney. Having had enough of that after eight years, he determined to return to Maine and follow in the footsteps of his father, a respected Town Manager. Ronnie studied at the University of Maine at Orono and received another degree, this time in Public Administration. His first town management position was in Princeton, in Washington County. Subsequently, he served in Damariscotta, Richmond, Jackman, Clinton and finally Bridgton, his adopted home tow. At the time of his passing he was in the process of purchasing his first real home since leaving Eagle Lake. Ronnie was known for his frugal stewardship of the taxpayers' money.

Predeceased by his father Eddie, Ronnie leaves his wife, Nora, of Bridgton, his mother, Maureen, of Eagle Lake, brothers Clayton, of Van Buren and Mark, of Chazy NY, a sister, Carol, of West Baldwin, and numerous nephews and nieces.

The Belangers are particularly grateful to Ronnie’s crew at the Bridgton Town Office and at the police department for their kindness and caring during Ronnie’s recent hospitalization, and to Maine Med’s skilled professionals who tried their best against difficult odds.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 10 at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Bridgton, at 2pm with a spring burial in Eagle Lake.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096.


Ronald A. Clevette

Auburn-Ronald A. Clevette, 66, of Lake Auburn Ave. passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at the Hospice House Stetson Rd. after a short illness.

He was born on April 13, 1939 in Madawaska the son of Mack and Ann (Ouellette) Clevette.

He worked for many years as a self employed carpenter and as of late working odd jobs retiring in 2005.

Ronald enjoyed walking, shopping, movies and Television.

He was predeceased by his parents and a son Ronald Clevette. Ronald is survived by his sons Robert, Gary and Greg Clevette all of Florida. He is also survive. by his loving companion Louise Pelletier who was by his side during his passing.

The family would like to thank the Hospice House and Dr. Roger Austin for all their wonderful care.

Donations may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240.


Linn A. Bowker

Lewiston- Linn A. Bowker, 51, of Auburn died on Friday, January 27, 2006 at D’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.

Linn was born on March 9, 1954 in Farmington, Maine, the son of William Bowker Sr. and Minnie (Dyer) Bowker.

Linn enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved to play cribbage at the Twelve Hour Club, which was one of the highlights of his life in recent years. When his son was a boy, he was an assistant Boy Scout leader. He was known by those close to him as a soft-spoken and gentle man like his Dad.

Linn is survived by his son Jamie Bowker and his wife Teresa; his daughter Jennifer Clarke; mother Minnie Bowker; sisters Christine Howard-Fortin, and Marie Cogley; brothers William Bowker Jr., and James Bowker and his wife Vicki; grandchildren Jordan, Amber, Chase, Robby, Kady; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Linn had been married to the former Debra Boisvert. Linn was predeceased by his father.

There will be a memorial visitation at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 31 with a memorial service to follow at 1:00pm, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linn’s honor to the American Diabetes Association, 169 Lancaster St., Portland, M. 04101.


Robert A. Nadeau

LEWISTON - Robert A. Nadeau, 82, of Meadowview Park, died Monday, Jan. 23, at Ste. Marguerite d'Youville Pavilion, where he had resided for the past year.

Born in Lewiston, March 8, 1923, a son of Alphonse and Lena Nadeau, he attended St. Peter's School in Lewiston.

He had been employed at Androscoggin Mill and Bates Manufacturing in Lewiston. He was an avid reader and enjoyed taking long rides throughout the state.

He is survived by his wife, Fernande R. Nadeau, of Lewiston, whom he married June 27, 1964; his daughter, Lisa Mueller, of Anson; two granddaughters, Crystal Mueller and Sarah Mueller, of Anson; and his caring staff of Unit 4-West at d'Youville Pavilion.


Yvonne L. Polisky

AUBURN - Yvonne L. Polisky, 75, of Auburn, formerly of Mechanic Falls, died Saturday evening, Jan. 21, surrounded by her loving family, after her courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Morrisville, Vt., May 21, 1930, the daughter of Yvonne LeClerc. She grew up and attended school in Lewiston, where she lived most of her life.

She was employed at Knapp Shoe, Sing's Restaurant, Ross Variety and Ames Department Store, before retiring in 1995.

A loving mother and grandmother, she was always willing to help her family. She loved working outdoors and being at the ocean. Her hobbies were sewing, shopping, cleaning and organizing.

She is survived by her two sons, Mark S. Polisky and his wife, Tracy, of Oxford and James R. Polisky and his wife, Cynthia, of Auburn; five grandchildren, Megan, Kurtis, Austin, Ethan and Brandon Polisky; two sisters, Jeannette Cappella and Delores Larrivee, and a brother, Donald Foster, all of Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by her husband, Austin E. Polisky, on Jan. 20, 1964, in Lewiston; and a sister, Noella Kincaid of Massachusetts. She will be sadly missed by all.

The Rev. Kevin Martin will be officiating prayers on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. for immediate family and her close friends at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 988 Turner St., Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, or the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210.


Aurea Ida Lee

Auburn- Aurea Ida Lee, 81, of Auburn, died Sunday, January 22 at the Odd Fellows Home in Auburn.

Aurea was born on January 26, 1924 the daughter of Francois and Cora (Cote) Samson. After graduating from high school she worked in the Auburn shoe shops. In 1947 She married Robert LaFontaine and they had a son Richard. In 1977 she married Richard Lee with whom she loved to go camping and fishing.

Aurea is survived by her son Richard LaFontaine and his wife Mary; Three grandchildren Julie, Angela, and Brian LaFontaine;Four great-grandchildren Tyler and Trevor Robichaud, and Atia and Isaac LaFontaine.

She was predeceased by her parents, husbands, and all of her siblings.

Aurea's family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff at both the Odd Fellows Boarding and Nursing Homes for their extraordinary care and compassion that the have exibited in the time Aurea was under their care.

There will be a graveside service in the Spring on Saturday, May 6th at 11am at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, M. 04210

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Odd Fellows Home, 85 Caron Ln., Auburn, M. 04210.


HAROLD EUGENE MCALLISTER

NORWAY-It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Harold Eugene McAllister, age 69, on Saturday the 21st day of January 2006 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Maine, comforted by his wife and children.

Harold “Mac” was born in Norway on October 24, 1936 and raised in Lovell, Maine. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1955, at which time he moved to the Norway area and married Marie Arlene Paradis of Paris, Maine on June 21, 1958.

Harold “Mac” was employed initially at The Paris Manufacturing Company for 5 years an. then for 39 years in the shoe industry. In the few years before his retirement, he worked at The Oxford County Courthouse and The Oxford Hills School District in maintenance and custodial services. For the past 10 years, he was the owner and operator of Mac’s Tool and Saw Sharpening Service on Alpine Street in Norway, Maine.

Harold was an active participant in the community. He served on the Budget Committee for the Town of Paris and was a member of the Board of Directors of the original No-Par Federal Credit Union in South Paris. Harold enjoyed children, sports, music and the outdoors. He coached Little League baseball and was instrumental in developing the Babe Ruth Baseball program for children of South Paris. In his spare time, he was on a bowling team, provided waxing and repair services for the Oxford Hills Ski Teams in the 80s, and was a member of SAMs Club. Harold was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the summer and fall with his family members hunting and fishing. “Mac” loved to dance with his wife, and play his guitar and harmonica for his children and grandchildren. The Christmas holidays were very special to Harold. He found great pleasure in “doing” for others.

He leaves behind in his memory his beloved wife of 47-1/2 years, Marie A. (Paradis) McAllister and three children; Lori J. Bellwood and her husband, James A. of Oxford, Stephen R. McAllister and companion Laura Landry of Oxford, and Kristin D. Linindoll and her husband, Thomas L., of South Paris. Harold leaves behind 9 wonderful grandchildren. Jennifer M. (Bellwood) Webster and her husband, Brook E. of South Portland, Gregory J. Bellwood serving in the United States Army in Iraq, Stephanie A. Bellwood of Oxford, Matthew S. Bellwood of Oxford, Bambi R. Thibodeau of Hamden, Lauren M. McAllister of Jacksonville, Florida, Stephen R. McAllister II of Oxford, Brooke E. Linindoll and Whitney D. Linindoll of South Paris, an. Laura’s children Logan Landry, Skye Landry and Lacey Landry all of Oxford. He is also survived by three precious great-grandchildren; Guinevere L. Webster and Braeden H. Webster of South Portland, and Timothy Lee Mohring III of Jacksonville, Florida. He is also survived by a brother, Ivan Orrington McAlllister and his wife, Anita, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Harold is predeceased by his father, Ivan Webster McAllister, his mother, Etta Mabel Ray, and a sister, Marie Lydia (McAllister) Wood- Matthews.

A memorial service will be on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 4 P.M. at The First Congregational Church on Main Street in South Paris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Harold E. McAllister Memorial Fund at Norway Savings Bank, 261 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to 53 Birch Ave, Oxford, Maine 04270..

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210


Neil Wadsworth Ward

OTISFIELD - Neil Wadsworth Ward, 78, of Bolsters Mills died Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at the Maine Veteran's Home in South Paris, Maine, after a long illness. He was born in Harrison on July 25, 1927, the eldest son of Norman F. and Celia (Witham) Ward. He attended Harrison Elementary School and Bridgton Academy.

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II aboard the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Tarawa, as a gunner, stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After the war, he took flying lessons and obtained his pilots license. Mr. Ward and his father then started Ward's Auto Body Shop, which they ran for several years. He also worked at Wilner Wood Products in South Paris; the South Portland shipyard, as a welder; for Edward Tarbox of Harrison as a School Bus driver, and as a carpenter for Roy Meserve of Casco. He established his own Building and Remodeling business, which he ran for many years until his health forced his retirement.

Mr. Ward was a very kind, generous and loving man who enjoyed being with family and friends, listening to music, dancing, and watching Western movies. He regularly attended concerts at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School where he delighted in watching his step-granddaughter perform.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel (Smith) Ward of Bolsters Mills; two sons, Ronald Ward of Portland and Matthew Ward of Brunswick; two daughters, Anne Ward and Vicky Edwards, both of Harrison; a stepson, William Hill of Colebrook, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Iwans of Norway; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and five stepgrandchildren. Four brothers, Phil Ward of Lovell, Arthur Ward of Essex Jct., VT, Richard Ward of Bridgton, and Dennis Ward of Old Orchard Beach; four sisters, Norma Allen of Bridgton, Vivian Andrews of Anderson, N.C., Beverly Brown of South Paris, and Betty Ward of Harrison.

At Mr. Ward's request there will be no services. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring at the time of his burial. ' Remembrance donatians may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086 or to the Maine Veteran's Home, Activity Fund, 477 High Street, South Paris, Maine 04281.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210


Barry Gaugler

Gardiner- Barry Gaugler, 56, of Gardiner died at home on January 16, 2006 after a brief battle with brain cancer. Barry was a Pennsylvania Dutch artist and craftsman. He worked as a carpenter in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Colorado Rockies, Washington’s Puget Sound and the mid coast of Maine. Barry was also a wood turner whose distinctive art highlighted the beauty of nature..

An avid naturalist and bird watcher, Barry reveled in the solitude of wild, desolate places, especially the high country of Northwestern Colorado. He particularly enjoyed the writing of Winston Churchill..

In 1968 – 69 Barry served with valor in the Army in Vietnam. He earned a B.S. Degree in Biology from Delaware Valley College of Agriculture in 1980..

Barry is survived by his long time companion Bridget O'Rourke and her family from Wayne, ME, sisters Linda Weber of Tunkhannock, PA; Susan Pirollo of Bristol, PA and a brother Mark Gaugler of Laureldale, PA.

A graveside service will be held in May at the new Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Stephens Indian Mission Foundation, PO Box 278, St. Stephens, WY 52425. Cards may be sent to 351 Lincoln Ave., Gardiner, ME 04345.


Gail F. Hastings

CHESTERVILLE - Gail F. Hastings, 59, of Chesterville, died of cancer on Jan. 16, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 28, 1946, the daughter of Charles and Diana Chiappinelli.

She enjoyed the company of others, especially during the mushroom season and loved going to Marden's. She often volunteered for Skills USA VICA and loved the trips to Kansas City.

She worked as a waitress at the Brickyard Cafe and as a transfer attendant for the town of Chesterville. As a domestic engineer most of her life, she gave all of her love and dedication to her children.

She is survived by her sisters, Pat and Rose; her children, Bobby, Chris, Susan, Patty and Eddie; her many step-children; her grandson, L.J.; and her many step-grandchildren, family and friends. She will be forever remembered by those who knew her.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Charles Chiappinelli, Jr. and her husband, Edward (Bub) Hastings.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at Stepping Out in Jay.


Barry Gaugler

Barry Gaugler-of Gardiner passed away on January 16, 2006 at his home.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 198 Western Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.


Winola Robbins Hastings

CHESTERVILLE - Winola Robbins Hastings, 89, passed away peacefully at home with her family after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in North New Portland, Oct. 28, 1916, a twin to William Robbins. Her parents were Ernest and Mildred Rackliff Robbins.

She married Edward (Ted) Hastings Sr., April 29, 1932. Together they had six children. Ted died Oct. 1977 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She retired from Foster Manufacturing in Wilton after 40-plus years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her. She loved to cook meals for her family to help them out during their busy lives.

Her home was often a gathering place for all. She enjoyed long car rides and lunch out on the road. The Farmington Fair was a yearly event that she looked forward to and enjoyed so much. She was not a materialistic person and would go without if it would help her family. She always put other people first.

In 1990, Winola moved to New Vineyard with Leo Hardy to recover from surgery. They spent 10 years on that farm together. They had a large vegetable garden and enjoyed long rides taking in beautiful scenery.

She is survived by two daughters, Pauline Hastings, of Chesterville and Betty Clark and her husband, David, of Vienna; three sons, William (Bill) Hastings and his wife, Marian, Robert (Bobby) Hastings and his wife, Gayle, both of Chesterville, Randy Hastings and his wife, Carolyn, of Farmington; and a daughter-in-law, Gail Hastings, of Chesterville. She had a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward (Ted) Hastings Sr.; her son, Edward (Bub) Hastings Jr.; and longtime companion, Leo Hardy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Steppin Out in Jay from 1 to 4 p.m. Interment will be in the spring in Vienna. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 797, Wilton, ME 04294. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210.


Robert R. DePalma

Lewiston- Robert R. DePalma, 74, of Carthage, died on Thursday, January 6, 2006 at Central Maine Medical Center after a long illness.

Robert was born on April 16, 1931, the son of Thomas and Josephine (St. Angelo) DePalma in Brooklyn N.Y. He was educated in Rhode Island schools and after graduation enlisted in the Marines and proudly served his country in the Korean War. He married Gaylene Kellerman on Aug. 17, 1954.

Robert worked for the May Company for the most of his working life and for Atlantic Tubing for 18 years. He loved Baseball, arguing politics, working hard, and especially being with his loving and loyal family.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, brother Thomas, and sisters Theresa Thacker and Ann Martin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Gaylene DePalma of Carthage; sons Robert DePalma of Carthage, Andrew DePalma of Warwick, R.I., Brother Arthur DePalma of N. Providence R.I., Grandchildren Kenneth DePalma, Kerri Hulbert, Christopher DePalma, Abigayle DePalma, Francelia DePalma, Andrew, Andrea, Angela DePalma, Great Grancchildren Jared Moody Jr., and Dillyn Hulbert.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 10th at 12 noon at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Me 04330. Military honors will be performed by the Kennebec County Honor Guard.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210


Jeffrey R. Rouillard

GARDINER - Jeffrey R. Rouillard, 61, of Turner, died suddenly at his work site Tuesday, Jan. 3.

He was born in Biddeford on Nov. 12, 1944, the son of Antonio and Yvonne Rouillard of Lewiston.

He married his loving wife, Georgette (Dube), in 1963 at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston.

After graduating from Lewiston High School, he spent 20 years working as a meat cutter for First National and Foodtown. In the early 80s, he "retired" his knives for a hammer and saw. As a carpenter, he started his first and only business, "JR's Home Improvements."

Family visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Marguerite d'Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, where his mother lived for nine years. Committal service at St. Peter's Cemetery immediately following the Mass.


Alice Crowell Lord

Falmouth-Alice Crowell Lord died peacefully surrounded by her children on January 3,2006 at Falmouth-by-the-Sea. She was born in Boston, MA on May 11, 1914, the daughter of Lorenzo and Adelaide Crowell. Alice spent most of childhood in Winchester, MA until her senior year in high school when her family moved to Bangor. She was a graduate of the University of Maine. Her husband, Harold N. Lord, Jr. predeceased her in 1955. She was a long time resident of 54 Drew Road, So. Portland; where she brought up her four children.

Her love and care of children began when she taught swimming as a teenager. Later as an adult she worked at Pine Tree Camp. She continued to be an advocate for children as a protective social worker for the state of Maine, retiring at age 72.

Alice enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She had a sense of humor and a positive outlook until the end of her life. Alice taught Sunday school at the First Congregational Church in So. Portland, and was a Girl and Cub Scout leader. She was a member of the Maine Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Maine Club, The League of Women Voters and College Club. Alice was also a member of the committee that established Foster Grandparents in the Portland area. She enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, swimming, reading, playing bridge, and being with her family. Alice was an inspiration to her family and friends.

She is survived by her four children: Karen Conroy and her husband Thomas of So. Portland, Janice Tooker of Cumberland, John and his wife Susan of Durham and Jeffrey of Manhattan, KS, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The family thanks the staff at Falmouth-by-the-Sea for their care and support.

In Alice's memory donations may be made to the Pine Tree Society P.O. Box 518 149 Front St. Bath, Me 0453.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6th at 2pm at the First Congregational Church Meeting House Hill Cottage Rd. South Portland.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route One Yarmouth, Me 04096


Charles Martin

Martin, Charles, 73, of Oxford passed away on December 24, 2005 at Maine Medical Center Portland.

A Funeral Service will be on Saturday, January 7th at 6pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, me 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Altenraives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.


Sally B. Russell

New Gloucester- Sally B. Russell, 68, of Range Rd., passed away Saturday, December 31st, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, in Lewiston, following a long illness.

She was born in Rumford on August 12, 1937, the daughter of William A. and Flora A. (Bushley) Burgess. She attended Frye Grammar Schools and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford.

Sally married Otho B. Russell on November 12, 1966. She was employed by New England Telephone, currently Verizon, retiring in 1994.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Otho Russell of New Gloucester; Several brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews.

Sally was predeceased by her parents and several siblings.

Per Sally’s request there will be no services.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.


Theresa "Terry" E. Lebel

Lewiston-Theresa E. Lebel, 73, of Randall Rd. went home to her lord on Friday, December 30, 2005 after a long illness.

She was born in Lewiston on April 21, 1932 the daughter of Leo and Lucienne (Sutton) Larochelle and attended local Lewiston Schools.

Terry married her beloved husband of 54 years Alfred J. Lebel in Lewiston on October 20, 1951.

She enjoyed reading and spending time with her children. .

Terry was a Devout Christian, many looked up to her for wisdom, advice, Leadership an. impeccable character. She was a longtime participant of the Good News and Fellowship Church in Lewiston. .

Terry is survived by her husband "Fred" Lebel of Lewiston, daughters Lee Hedrick and husband Jeff of Hartford, Linda Cloutier of Litchfield, Lisa Lebel of Lewiston, brother Leo Larochelle and wife Claudette of Lewiston, 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 nephew and 1 niece.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 2 from 3 to 6pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 3rd at 11am at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Burial will take place in the spring.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their care and compassion.

In Terry's memory donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 2231.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.ne.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.


Florence M. (Burnham-Boucher) Tarckini

Lewiston-Florence M. Tarckini-Burnham, 77, formerly of Auburn, died Tuesday morning December 27, 2005 following a short illness with family by her side. She had been a resident of D'Youville Pavilion since 2001.

Born in Mexico, Maine on January 3, 1927, the first of seven children to Philip and Dolores Boucher, of Canada. Florence was proud of her French and Indian heritages. Florence spoke fluent French and was often found watching her favorite television shows in French.

In 1945 she married Carroll G. Burnham and had four children. She took great pride in her children and was always supportive of their different talents. .

She always enjoyed the humor of those around her and loved to laugh. In her younger years she was a great dancer and would dance with anyone just to be on the dance floor.

Cooking was her specialty, from good wholesome home cooked meals to old-fashioned desserts. She had a special knack for turning a two-person meal into a six-person meal without sacrificing it’s content. All of the items she cooked were from recipes that she had memorized. After having a recipe read to her one time she had it committed it to memory. She enjoyed cooking fresh fish that her children and grandchildren would bring to her after a day of fishing.

Her calm and gentle nature among many other things will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her children; Betty L. Burnham, David C. Burnham and his wife "Jeanie", E. Fred Burnham, and Patricia Burnham; her siblings Arlene Lavoie, Gerard and Joseph Boucher; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Carroll, one sister, two brothers and one grandson.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 30th from 1pm to 2pm, with a memorial service at 2pm with burial to follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, M. 04210.


Martin "Marty" R. Wagg

Auburn-Martin R. Wagg, of Hotel Rd. passed away on Monday December 26, 2005 after a long courageous battle with cancer at the Hospice House Stetson Rd. Auburn.

Marty was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather.

He was born in Lewiston on the son of John and Margaret (Keene) Wagg. Marty lived most of his life in Auburn.

Marty served in the United States Navy in the early 70's where he became partially disabled.

He loved hunting, fishing, farming and all outdoor activities.

Marty worked many years for the State of Maine, beginning at Pineland Center and later with the Department of Corrections at Windham, where he taught farming and meat cutting to inmates.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Valerie J. (Libby) Wagg of Auburn, sons John M. Wagg and companion Colleen Smith of New Hampshire, Jason J. Wagg and Companion Kristen Benz of New Hampshire, Jacob C. Wagg and wife Sheri of Montana, Jason A. Johnson and wife Tammy of Auburn, daughter Angela Brown and husband Thomas of Poland, loving mother Margaret Wagg of Lisbon Falls, and lovin. in-laws Robert and Joan Libby of Auburn, grandchildren Johnathan, Jason, Devin, Michael, Gregory, step grandchildren Kenneth, Krystal, brother Steve Wagg and his wife Elaine of Charleston, sisters Pam Brooks and husband Dave of Auburn, Marilyn Aston and husband Mark of Litchfield, Lisa Wagg of Auburn, several nieces, nephews who all loved him very much.

Marty was predeceased by his father John Wagg in 2000.

All who knew him will sadly miss him.

Services will be family only.

In Marty’s memory donations may be made to Hospice House 263 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net


Robert J. Fisher

Lewiston- Robert J. Fisher, 81, of North Turner, died on Sunday, December 18, at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born on October 3rd, 1924 the son of Henry and Alma (Cote) Fisher of North Turner. He worked for 38 years and retired from International Paper Co. in Jay. He loved to hunt and fish as well as working in his garden.

He is predeceased by his father and mother, two brothers Emil and Donald, and a sister Shirley Swisher..

He is survived by his brother Henry B. Poisson; and sisters Lorraine Fisher and Lily May Cormier; and many nieces nephews and very good friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Friday, December 23rd at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, M. 0421.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, M. 04210


Robert J. Blodgett

Lewiston-Robert J. Blodgett, 56, of 58 Old Greene Rd., Lewiston, Maine passed away o. Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born on December 31, 1948 in Lewiston, the son of Paul and Catherine Blodgett. Raised in Livermore Falls, he graduated from high school in 1967. He served his country in the U.S. Army including a tour in Vietnam. He graduated from Plus Gray School of Business in 1972.

Bob worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years, retiring in 1997. During his career there he proudly served as a labor representative, including a two year term as president of the local chapter of the NALC. His last five years of service were as a supervisor of customer services in both Lewiston and Auburn. He was associated with the A.A. program and the Twelve Hour Club for several years, having served on their Board of Directors, and volunteered there on a regular basis. Bob is survived by two brothers, Steve and Bill, of Livermore Falls, a sister, Judy of Jay, his daughter Terra, who was his pride and joy, of Jay and his step son Philip J. Stevens of Auburn. He also leaves his significant other Sandra E. Keith of Lewiston with whom he shared the last four years.

There will be a Memorial visitation on Monday, December 26 from 1pm to 2pm with a Memorial service to begin at 2pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, M. 04210.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Annual Christmas fund at the Twelve Hour Club, 120 Lisbon St., Lewiston, M. 0424.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, M. 04210


Harold A. Nay

Mechanic Falls- Harold Arthur Nay, 81, of North St. passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2005, at home.

He was born June 27, 1924 in Mechanic Falls, the ninth child of Samuel Eben Nay and Lillias (Howard) Nay.

He married the late Norma Verrill on March 31, 1945. Later in life on June 27, 1969, he married the late Laura Newton Yeaton.

He attended Mechanic Falls schools, served in the U.S. Army, and served on the Mechanic Falls Fire Department. Over the years he worked at various mills, Agassiz Village Summer Camp, and was a woodsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and camping with his family and friends.

He is survived by his son Clark Nay and his wife Samra of Mechanic Falls, son Warren Nay of Auburn, stepdaughter Marlene Roy and husband Raymond of West Paris, stepson David Yeaton and his wife Wanita of Mechanic Falls, stepdaughter Barbara Barton and her husband Thomas (Dick) of Brandenton, Florida, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

He was predeceased by brothers Fred, Clarence, and Frank Nay, and sisters Mildred Cotton, Ella Jones, Thelma Turner, Edith Raymond, and Edna Newton.

Internment will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Harold’s honor to Androscoggin Home care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, M. 04240.

Condolences can be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, M. 04210


Lucille P. Stone

Stone, Lucille passed away on December 10, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital Lewiston.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 17th from 2 to 5pm at the Calvary Church Main St. Harrison, Me.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210


Earl A Lange

Portland-Earl A. Lange, of 248 Foreside Rd., Falmouth, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Manor.

He was a good, hard working, fun-loving man who will be missed terribly by his many friends and all who were lucky enough to know him.

At Mr. Lange’s request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral. A private service will be held in the spring.

Arrangements ar. under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 500 Route oNe Yarmouth, Me 04096


Priscilla Rouillard

Auburn-Priscilla Rouillard, 39, of Lewiston/Auburn and formerly of Old Town died at home on Saturday, November 26, 2005 after a long battle with cancer.

She was a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in mechanical engineering technology. She began her engineering career at International Paper Company in Jay and also worked for several other companies in the area.

She is predeceased by her grandparents Leonard and Thelma Dow of Old Town.

She is survived by her father Calvin Tomer and stepmother Gillian Stokes of Auburn; her mother Nancy Fontaine and stepfather Dennis of Sterling MA; a sister Denise Tomer of Leominster, MA: a sister Melissa Pelletier and her husband Joseph of Milford; a brother Ryan Tomer and his wife Elizabeth of Ft. Washington, MD; a brother Daniel Fontaine and his wife Sarah of Paxton, MA; and two sons Michael and Jordan.

A private memorial service is planned for the spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210


Raymond R. Driscoll

Lewiston-Raymond Richard Driscoll, 77, of Webster St. died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 after a long Illness.

He was born in Portland on February 14, 1928 the son of Daniel R. and Catherine (McCree) Driscoll. Ray was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1946 and also graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College, 1950. He then graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters Degree in 1952.

He was a member of the National Guard and was also stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio as a First Lieutenant during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Driscoll was a marketing research director for Keyes Fibre Co. in Waterville, Maine 1955-1970. From 1971-1974 he was president of Bowne of Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. Before retirement he was product development director for Falcon Rule in Auburn for 17 years. Ray was also involved with the Androscoggin Literacy Volunteers for 5 years and was a dedicated teacher to non-English speaking students.

Ray was an avid sports fan and had a great propensity for classical music. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, especially the camaraderie he shared with friends.

Ray is survived by a daughter Katherine Driscoll of Augusta, son Paul Driscoll and Fiancée Sherry Cloutier of Winchester, Massachusetts, three grandchildren Melissa Freedman and husband Scott of Beverly Massachusetts, Jackson and Gavin Driscoll of Winchester Massachusetts and two great grandsons, Samuel and Josiah Freedman of Beverly Massachusetts and also his devoted, loving friend, and first wife Beverly.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Life for Ray on Sunday, December 4, at 11am at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC 670 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210.


Arlene M. Hiscock

Lewiston- Arlene M. Hiscock, 81, of Fair St., passed away on Tuesday, November 29 at her home after a long illness with her family by her side.

Arlene was born on June 13th, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Regina (Arsenault) Roberts. She graduated from the local schools in Lewiston and worked in the mills and shoe shops in the Lewiston/Auburn area. On February 5th, 1944 she married Maurice Hiscock and was married to him for 44 years. Arlene and her husband were members of the American Legion Post in Sabattus at one time. She also enjoyed crocheting baby outfits for friends and family.

Arlene is survived by her son Ronald Hiscock and his wife Jeannette; grandchildren Heidi and Joshua; brother Richard Roberts; sisters Mary Hinkley, Jane Cote, and Pat Bissonette; brothers-in-law Glenwood Farmer, Lawrence Farmer, and Richard Higgins; and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was predeceased by her husband; son Daniel; parents; sister Regina Strout; and brothers Albert, Fred, John, William, and Sam.

Prayers of the Departed and a Committal service will be held on Friday, December 02 at 2pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn, ME.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Arlene’s name to the American Cancer Society, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, M. 04086. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

 

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