Damon, 92, Adelaide I. (Look), of Bangor and Jonesboro, died April 18 in Augusta; complete obituary will be published at a later date; Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.
BANGOR and JONESBORO - Adelaide I. (Look) Damon, 92, wife of the late John C. Damon, died April 18, 2011, at an Augusta health care facility. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.
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AUBURN — Betty E. Barnett, 77, of Auburn died Sunday, April 17, at the Androscoggin Hospice House. She was born in Welchville on Sept. 21, 1933, the daughter of Guy and Carolyn (Strother) Hannaford, and graduated valedictorian of her class at Leavitt Institute. She worked at ...
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STANDISH — Calvin Frederick Grass Sr., Ph.D., 84, passed away on April 16. He was born on Oct. 31, 1926, in Limestone, the son of Charles and Inez Gallagher Grass. He graduated from Limestone High School, joined the Navy as a pharmacist’s mate and attained advanced degree...
GRASS, CALVIN FREDERICK SR. - April 16, 2011. Celebration of life, 9:30 a.m., April 19, the Sebago Lake Congregational Church, Standish. Interment & Masonic Funeral Rite, 1 p.m., April 21, Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.
ROBERTS, CATHERINE A. - March 11, 2011. Graveside service, 10 a.m., April 21, Highland Cemetery, Groveville. Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.
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FREEPORT — Charles "Charlie" Clarence Harrison Sr. 95 of Freeport, Maine, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, April 15, 2011.
HARRISON, CHARLES CLARENCE SR. - 95, of Freeport, April 15, 2011. Service to celebrate life, April 23, 12 p.m., 73 Desert Rd. Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.
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LEWISTON — Charles Edward Wilson, 80, a 41-year resident of Sabattus, died unexpectedly on April 16 surrounded by his loving wife and family. The son of Earl and Freda May Wilson, he was born on April 22, 1930, in Little Madison Lake, Ohio, and raised in London, Ohio. He joine...
MOORE, CLEO 'PAT' - 92, of Rockland, in Camden, April 11, 2011. Memorial Service, 3 p.m., April 22, Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
Robbins, Dale T., 66, of Wilton, died April 17 in Farmington.
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FARMINGTON — Dale T. Robbins, 66, of Wilton, died Sunday, April 17, "after the races," with his loving family at his side. He was born on June 6, 1944, in Turner, a son of Merrill T. and Virginia M. Jordan Robbins. He received his education in Livermore Falls schools and was employe...
FARMINGTON -- Dale T. Robbins, 66, of Wilton, died Sunday afternoon April 17, 2011, "after the races," with his loving family at his side., He was born June 6, 1944, in Turner, a son of Merrill T. and Virginia M. (Jordan) Robbins. He received his education in Livermore Falls schools and was employed for many years as a track engineer and foreman for Maine Central Railroad., He is survived by his wife, Vickie (Davis) Robbins, of Wilton; three sons, Timmy Robbins and his wife, Deborah, of Livermore Falls, Jon Robbins and his wife, Penny, of Livermore, and Gerald "Butch" Dubay of Peoria, Ariz.; four daughters, Donna Boivin of Jay,; Tammy Ranger of Dixfield, Kimberly Robbins and her fiancŽ, Patrick Swan, of Virginia, and Athena Sanders and her husband, Jake, of North Jay; two brothers, Timothy Robbins and his companion, Judy, of Benton, and David Robbins and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Turner; two sisters, Nancy Clark and her husband, Warren, of Turner, and Diana Dunham and her companion, Michael, of Livermore; 10 grandchildren: Justin LeBlanc, Amanda Robbins, Ashlie Robbins, Danielle Ranger, Jason Robbins, Kyle Dubay, Taylor Dubay, Gavin Sanders, Bretteney Sanders and Ian Sanders; many nieces, nephews and cousins., He was predeceased by his folks; a daughter, Karen Keene, twin of Kimberly; and a niece, Leeann Bryant., Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday evening, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton. Memorial services will follow the next morning, Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. from the Center with the Rev. Eva Thompson officiating. Following services, all are welcome to attend a family reception at the Lane Dube AMVETS Post 33, Main Street, Jay., Remembrance gifts may be given to the Wilton Fish and Game, c/o President Charles Tappan, P.O. Box 339 Wilton, ME 04294., Tributes and condolences may be shared with his family at www.wilesrc.com., Private springtime committal services at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton.
RAY, DANIEL E. - 58, April 17, 2011. Visiting hours, April 22, Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham, 10-11 a.m. & memorial service, 11 a.m. Internment, St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Stroudwater St., Westbrook.
PROVOST, DAVID A. - 41, April 17, 2011. Visiting hours, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., April 20, 2011, Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. Funeral service, 10 a.m., April 21, First Baptist Church in Portland, 360 Canco Rd.
Provost, David A., 41, of Gorham, died April 17, in Gorham.
GORHAM -- David A. Provost, 41, of Clearview Drive died at his home Sunday, April 17, 2011, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his family., He was born in Keene, N.H., the son of Armand P. and Janet R. Gaumont Provost. David graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1987 and went on to attend St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt., where he graduated in 1991 with a degree in journalism., He then went on to attend New England School of Law in Boston, Mass., and received his law degree in 1995. David was admitted to the Maine Bar Association in August of 1995., David held various positions in the banking industry and found his niche in real estate law. He spent many years employed by McLaughlin Title Company in Portland., David loved spending time with his family, especially his two beautiful children. He was an avid golfer and a big New England sports fan. He will be remembered for his quick wit, dry sense of humor and love of life., Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Kazakavich Provost; his son, Will Provost; his daughter, Anna Provost, all of Gorham; his mother, Janet Provost of Augusta; his father, Armand and step-mother Maureen Provost of Pittston; two sisters, Cyndi Galusha and husband Jerry and their children, Karen, Sara and Jake of Kingfield, and Pam Mancine and her husband, Jason and their daughter, Olivia of Jay; his mother- and father-in-law, Ed and Judy Kazakavich of Bedford, N.H.; his sister-in-law, Danya Kazakavich of Boston; his brother-in-law, Ed Kazakavich and wife Felicia Hobbs of San Francisco, Calif.; and many wonderful friends., Visiting hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland., In lieu of flowers, donations in David's name may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074, or the Center for Grieving Children, PO Box 1438, Portland, ME 04104 or to a charity of one's choice., Online condolences may be made to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
WESTFIELD - Delbert Keith McCrum Jr., 66, died April 18, 2011, at a Bangor hospital. Relatives and friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Duncan Funeral Home, Mars Hill. Private funeral services for the family will be held Friday, April 22. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Bangor Daily News. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
Monday, April 18, 2011 11:00 PM
TILTON, N.H. — Delbert Russell Keene, 85, formerly of 109 Highland Park Ave., Berlin, N.H., passed away on Saturday, April 16, at the N.H. State Veterans Home. He was born in Berlin, N.H. on Jan. 15, 1926, the son of the late Leslie and Julia Russell Keene and was a lifelong resident...
MILFORD - Dennis Neil Cochrane, 69, passed away April 19, 2011, at his home with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. Dennis was born March 9, 1942, on Water Street, Old Town, the son of Dorothy Alice (Eastman) and Collan Charles Cochrane. He attended Old Town schools and graduated from Old Town High School in 1962. Dennis spent his entire life in the food industry. He started with Jack and Polly Cashman at Jack's Restaurant and eventually became owner. He later worked at Guay's Restaurant before becoming owner and operator of Burr's General Store. He retired from Burr's Store only to continue working at County Road Store, Jake's Pizza and Restaurant, the Eagles Nest and eventually the Milford School lunch program - his daughter lovingly referred to him as the school lunch lady. He was a faithful member of United Baptist Church of Old Town. He enjoyed woodworking and building furniture, spending time at his cottage on Pushaw, walking with the "guys" at Old Town YMCA, doing jigsaw puzzles or a good sudoku book, and putting together his model trains. Dennis is survived by his wife, Roseann of Milford; daughter, Christine Wolfe and her husband, Robert, of Dresden; son, Dennis Cochrane II of Lewiston; two grandsons, Brandon Wolfe of Dresden and Tyler Cochrane of Lewiston; brother, Dwight Cochrane and his wife, Linda, of Old Town; four brothers-in-law, Al Emerson and his wife, Michelle, of Old Town, Danny Emerson and his wife, Kathy, of LaGrange, Bruce Emerson and his wife, Debbie, of Aurora and Steve Emerson and his wife, Marie, of Texas; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by his brother, Rodney; and his faithful companion, Rocky. At Dennis' request, there will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at United Baptist Church of Old Town with the Rev. Bruce Stevens and the Rev. Scott Benner officiating. Interment will be after at Milford Cemetery. Afterward, all are invited to a light luncheon at the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis' honor may be made to United Baptist Church of Old Town, 86 Middle St., Old Town, ME 04468. Notes of condolences may be left at
WELCH, DONALD JOSEPH - 65, April 17, 2011. Memorial visiting hours, April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Rd., Buxton (Bar Mills).
Dorothy J. Martin, 91, PORTLAND -- Dorothy June Martin, 91, of Portland, passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2011., She was born in Portland on March 29, 1920, the daughter of Wilfred R. and Hazel A. (Whitaker) Springer, who later owned and operated a bakery/lunch counter in Fryeburg where Dorothy grew up., She was predeceased by her husband, Leighton L. Martin Sr.; and two brothers, Herman R. and Wilfred G. Springer. Survivors include son, Leighton L. (and Elaine) Martin Jr., daughters, Linda (and Ron) Poulin, Lucy Martin (and Herb) Hartman and Lorna (and A. Earl) McInnis; brother, Burton W. Springer, sisters, Olive B. Miller and Sally Williams; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
MARTIN, DOROTHY JUNE - 91, of Portland, April 14, 2011.
PAYSON, E. CATHERINE - 96, of Camden, in Camden, April 15, 2011. Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
LESTER, EDWARD JAMES JR. - April 17, 2011, in Portland. Funeral Mass, Good Shepherd Parish/Most Holy Trinity Church, Saco, 11 a.m., April 25. Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland.
VOGEL, ELEANOR LOUISE - 88, of New Gloucester, April 17, 2011, in Auburn. Memorial visitation, Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray & memorial service, 7 p.m.
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AUBURN — Eleanor Louise Vogel, 88, of New Gloucester, died Sunday, April 17, at Hospice House surrounded by her family. She was born Eleanor Louise Bonney March 10, 1923, in Lewiston, Maine, daughter of Homer and Grace Bonney of Danville Junction. She married Francis Allen Vog...
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FARMINGTON — Elizabeth Aphia Karkos, 91, of Wilton, died on Saturday, April 16, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center. She was born on Sept. 27, 1919, in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of Arthur B. and Florence Bogardus Cole. She graduated from Wilton Academy in 19...
Monday, April 18, 2011 11:00 PM
RANGELEY — Elliott Lyn Plummer, 93, of Rangeley, died Saturday, April 16, at his home following a short illness. He was born on May 8, 1917, in Phillips, the son of Marion Plummer Dodge. In his early years he made his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Plummer, in Phill...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:00 PM
AUGUSTA — Enfield Herbert Wilson, 88, our devoted dad and precious Pa, passed away on Thursday, April 14 at the Maine Veterans Home. He was born in North Lovell to Leland and Glenna McAlister Wilson. During the early part of his life he worked in the woods with his team of horses. H...
JONESPORT - Eula Kathleen (Beal) Fish, 85, died April 16, 2011, at Sunrise Care Facility, Jonesport, after a short illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Jonesport, to Harold Freeman Beal and Phyllis Marie (Worcester) Beal. Eula was a former Jonesport town treasurer, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and a founding member of the Tuesday Night Club, which met weekly for more than 50 years. She graduated from Jonesport High School in 1943, married her handsome sailor man, Harry Sawyer Fish, July 29, 1943, and went to work in an office and ammunitions factory in Boston. When Harry was discharged from the Coast Guard in 1944, they returned to Jonesport to raise a family, which at one time included her great-niece, Tiffany Beal Levasseur. Eula assisted in her husband's tax and accounting business, managed the town of Jonesport's finances for many years, and delighted her family as an exceptional pastry cook, a skill learned from her mother. In the early 1980s she, Harry and their son, Harry Jr., rebuilt a Newfoundland net boat into a staysail schooner. Eula and Harry sailed the Eula K. Fish from Maine to the Bahamas in 1984 and made many cruising friends during the eight years they lived aboard. In 1992 they returned year-round to Jonesport to spend more time with their grandchildren. Eula was predeceased by her husband, Harry, who died in September 2002. She is survived by her brother, Harold F. "Buzz" Beal Jr. and wife, Helen; her son, Harry S. Fish Jr. and wife, Sherry; her daughter, Laura L. Fish Herzog and husband, Rick; and two beloved grandchildren, Aaron T. Fish Herzog and Inge Kathleen Herzog, all of Jonesport. She also leaves two special cousins, Rosalie Palmer Carver and Lucille Palmer Woodward; as well as many other friends and relatives. During the last six months of her life, Eula received extra-loving care from Lysa Christie. A graveside memorial service will be held this summer on a date to be announced. Because of her love of animals, including her beloved cat, Patches, the family suggests that interested friends consider a gift in lieu of flowers to The Ark, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622. Condolences may be made online at
PATTEN - Frances Porter, 76, died April 19, 2011, in Patten. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman Street, Island Falls. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, Patten. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Bangor Daily News.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:00 PM
AUGUSTA — Frank J. Antonucci Jr., 72, of Highland Heights, Winthrop, died Sunday, April 17, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation at Glenridge, with his wife at his side. He was born in Boston, Mass., on August 12, 1938, the son of Frank and Ancilla Groppi Antonucci. Frank graduated ...
FOTOS, GEORGE - 91, April 15, 2011, in Columbia, Md. Memorial service, 1 p.m., April 21, Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.
BOURASSA, GERARD J. - 69, of Sanford, April 17, 2011, in Scarborough. No funeral services. Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.
GENDRON, GREGORY - 60, of Westbrook, April 15, 2011. No funeral services. Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook.
CHERRYFIELD - Helen Durell Hopkins, 86, wife of the late Harry Hopkins, died April 19, 2011, at a Milbridge health care facility. She was born March 16, 1925, in Dover, N.J., the daughter of Mayne and Celia (Knowles) Durell. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Small Cemetery, Cherryfield. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge. A complete obituary may be read at
LOZADA, HUGO - 62, of Biddeford, in Biddeford, April 17, 2011. Visiting hours, Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford & funeral service, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Burial private.
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LEWISTON — James A. Blaisdell, 81, of Rumford, died Friday, April 15, at the Central Maine Medical Center. He was born in Colebrook, N.H. on March 9, 1930, a son of George and Marion Marshall Blaisdell. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, Class of 1948. Jim proudly ser...
BURDICK, JAMES A. - 93, of Poland, in Lewiston, April 15, 2011. Graveside service, June 11, 11 a.m., Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth. Full obit Sunday. Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
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AUBURN — Jeffery Paul McBean, 27, of Mechanic Falls died Saturday, April 16, at the Hospice House, with his loving family and close friends by his side after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born July 21, 1983, in Strong, a son of Galen and Mary (Lemieux) McBean. He was a g...
BEALS - John Faulkingham, 70, died April 19, 2011, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born March 10, 1941, in Beals, the son of Grover C. and Ruth (Beal) Faulkingham Sr. John attended local schools and graduated from Beals High School, Class of 1959. John made his living from the sea and started fishing while still in school. He owned several boats and was instrumental in founding Beals-Jonesport Co-Op. He and his wife also owned and operated East Bay Fishing Supplies, Beals, where John enjoyed talking with all of the fishermen who came in. He especially liked reminiscing and sharing fishing stories, visiting with the older fishermen from the area, spending time working on his fishing gear and visiting the local boat shops. He enjoyed automobiles, and in his "spare" time he loved checking out old as well as new vehicles. John was a lifelong member of Wesleyan Church, where he served in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher, deacon, treasurer and board member. Above all else, John loved and served his God faithfully. He enjoyed being in church, participating in fellowship times and singing. John wrote several gospel songs during his life, some of which will be shared during calling hours and his funeral service. He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Grover Faulkingham Jr. He is survived by his mother; his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Doris (Bishop) Faulkingham of Beals; one son, Loren Faulkingham and wife, Melanie, of Jonesport; two daughters, Benita Alley and husband, Raymond, of Beals and Linda Eaton and husband, Gary, of Lamoine; one brother, Earle Faulkingham and wife, Lenore, of Jonesport; five grandchildren, Misty Kelley and husband, Patrick, of Jonesport, Martin Alley and fianceeâ€š Rachael Church, of Beals, Kristy Eaton and Keith Eaton, both of Lamoine, and Daniel Faulkingham of Jonesport; and two great-grandchildren, Anson and Bradley Kelley, both of Jonesport. He had special friends, Lorenzo and Mary Wallace of Jonesport and Harry and Joanne Bishop of Addison. Family and friends are invited to call 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Wesleyan Church, Jonesport. A celebration of the life John lived will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Beals Elementary School. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jonesport Wesleyan Church, attention: Doris Faulkingham, treasurer, P.O. Box 37, Beals, ME 04611. Condolences may be made online at
BENAVIDES, JORGE C. SR. - 71, of Sanford, April 18, 2011, in Portland. Visitation, 10-11 a.m. & funeral service, 11 a.m., April 21, Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.
Judith A. Koch, 73, July 1, 1937- April 19, 2011, GRAY -- Judy Koch, 73, of Gray, passed after a short battle with cancer., She was born Judith A. Dowling in Westbrook on July 1, 1937, the daughter of Silvia E. King and Raymond S. Dowling. She was first married to Charles A. Chamard in the 1950s having four children from this union. She was married for the second time to Melvin J. Koch in 1967 and had her fifth child., Judy deeply loved her family, friends and animals. She was a bus driver for SAD 15 for 35 years. Judy also prided herself on her business, Still Pines Kennel. Her aspiration was to raise 50 champions and she surpassed that goal., She is survived by her brother, Herbert Farnsworth; and her children, Debra J. Heatley, Stephen M. Chamard, Tammalyn Turner, Kimberly J. Cuff and Lisa M. Hayward. She leaves behind nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., A memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
KOCH, JUDY - 73, of Gray, April 19, 2011. Memorial visitation, Friday, 5-7 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray & memorial service, 7 p.m.
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LEWISTON — Kathleen Casey, 97, of New Gloucester, passed away on Sunday, April 17, at Central Maine Medical Center. She was born in East Parsonsfield on March 4, 1914, the daughter of Harold C. and Florence M. Day Berry. She went to high school in Cornish and graduated from Farmingto...
SPITZINGER, KRISTIN JEAN MOLINE - 60, of Gray, April 17, 2011. Memorial service, April 26, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church of Gray, United Church of Christ, 11 Yarmouth Rd., Gray. Refreshments at the Parish Hall. Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray.
Kristin Moline Spitzinger, 60, GRAY -- Kristin Jean Moline Spitzinger, 60, of Gray, passed serenely from this life on April 17, 2011, at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness with her beloved children, Anna and Jonathan, and husband William at her side., Kris was born on July 17, 1950, in Burlington, Vt. She was the daughter of George A. Moline and Jean Ericson Moline. Kris grew up and attended school in Burnt Hills, N.Y., before moving to Cape Elizabeth during her senior year of high school., She graduated from the University of Southern Maine and went on to pursue a 35 year career in Early Childhood Special Education that included positions at the Cerebral Palsy Center, The Infant Development Center and Woodfords Family Services. Kris touched many young lives with her kindness, dedication and expertise while also forging lifelong friendships with colleagues along the way. Kris also devoted her time to volunteer service including terms on the Boards of Directors of PROP, SAD15, and the Forest Lake Association., Kris was the proud, devoted mother of Jonathan of Denver, Colo., and Anna of Windham; and was continuously delighted by her precious granddaughter, Ava. She is also survived by her loving husband of 34 years, William; brother, Erik Moline and wife Gloria (Scarborough), brother, Kirk Moline and wife Robin (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), brother, Andrew Moline (Clifton Park, N.Y.); and by her proud and loving father, George A. Moline (Saratoga, N.Y.). She left us to join her cherished mother and best friend Jean Ericson Moline in heaven where together they will watch over all of us., The treasures in Kris's life were her family, her many friends, and the many special times she made with all of them., Kristin Moline Spitzinger, She leaves us with memories of a lifetime of wonderful moments at our home on the lake, of many family vacation trips and the many holiday family get-togethers that were often highlighted by the dinners she made by herself and with her Mom. She leaves memories of cove parties and good times with neighbors, especially her trips with her lifelong friend and neighbor Julie. There were special times too numerous to count with our friends the Mains, Mooneys, Sherlocks and Youngs from dinner and game nights to holiday parties and camping trips. Kris thought of them as special times for laughter and for building memories., She delighted especially in her friendships with her Figari girlfriends Audrey, Becki, Beth, Nancy, Norrie, Peggy, and Terry. Their annual trips, especially to Vieques, and the fun they had together were a very important part of her life. May her presence be felt at these special times in the future and may it remind us of the way Kris lived her life: 'Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.', Relatives and friends are invited to Kris's memorial service on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Gray, United Church of Christ, 11 Yarmouth Rd., Gray. The Rev. Nancy Salisbury will officiate. Refreshments at the Parish Hall will follow. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray., Those wishing to make a donation in Kris's name, in lieu of, flowers, should consider:, Gray Fire and Rescue, 125 Shaker Rd., Gray, Maine 04039, for whose kindness and, professionalism we will, be forever grateful.
RALSTON, LAWRENCE P. - 93, of Scarborough, in Scarborough, Dec. 20, 2010. Graveside service, 2 p.m., April 27, Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland.
BOWEN, LENORA KENNEDY - 70, April 14, 2011, in York Harbor. No calling hours or viewing. Mass of Christian Burial, Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha's Church, Kennebunk, April 27, 2 p.m. Celebration life, Coastal House, Wells. Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.
Lenora Kennedy Bowen, 70, KENNEBUNK -- Lenora Kennedy Bowen, 70, of Pleasant Street, died peacefully in the presence of her loving family on April 14, 2011, at Sentry Hill at York Harbor., Lenora was born on April 11, 1941, in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Albert and Elsie (nee Shreider) Kennedy. She graduated from Malden High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Regis College in Weston, Mass. Lenora continued her education at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earning her doctorate in education., Lenora taught mathematics at Worcester Junior College and at Bunker Hill Community College. But, it was her love of cooking and the love of her husband, Stuart Bowen, which introduced her to restaurant management. Together they purchased the Williamsville Inn in West Stockbridge, Mass., and moved there with their family. The Inn has an 80 seat dining room and 16 guest rooms. Although it wasn't the original plan, Lenora became the chef of the Inn performing all aspects of the position. Over the next four years as her skills grew the Inn became well known for its cuisine. Many publications gave her creations high praise including Boston Magazine, Architectural Digest, and many, many inn guidebooks., She and her family sold the inn and returned to Winchester, Mass., to create a new restaurant, LENORA, in Cambridge, Mass. The restaurant was a great success and was declared by the Boston Globe to be the second best restaurant in Boston behind only the Ritz Hotel., When she was not operating her own restaurant she held numerous executive positions in food service management including Director of, Lenora Kennedy Bowen, Administration for Creative Gourmet in Charlestown, Mass., General Manager for the Publick House in Sturbridge, Mass., and Director of Corporate Administration for Flik Intl. in Mamaroneck, N.Y. She retired with her husband to Kennebunk in 2004., Lenora was also a talented artist who enjoyed painting. She was a member of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks and the Northshore Art Association. She was also active in the Newcomer's Club in Kennebunk. She was much loved by all who met her., She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Leonard in 1971. Lenora is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Stuart; their son, Scott Leonard Bowen and his wife Susan along with their children, Jillian and Thomas; and their daughter, Elise Leonard McGeehan and her husband Marc and their children, Alissa and Kara., Following Lenora's wishes, there will be no calling hours or viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha's Church in Kennebunk on Wednesday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Co-celebrants will be Father Tom Murphy and Father Eugene Tully. Following the service there will be a celebration of Lenora's life at the Coastal House in Wells. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk., Should friends desire, memorial donations in Lenora's name, may be made to:, Beacon Hospice, 42 Brickyard Ct., York, Maine 03909
NEWPORT - Leslie D. Watson, 77, died April 18, 2011, at a Bangor hospital. He was born July 16, 1933, in Fort Fairfield, a son of the late Stephen and Alice (Armstrong) Watson. He graduated from Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1952, and served four years in the, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt. Leslie had been employed at Baxter's Canning Co., Hartland, until it went out of business. He then worked at Irving Tannery, Hartland, and for 18 years was employed as a product manager for Bradford Industries, Lowell, Mass., until his retirement. After retirement, he liked to hunt and fish and had great stories to tell of his "BIG" catch. He loved it when he could take his grandsons, Curtis and Colby, with him. He is survived by his wife, Tonya (Woodman) Watson of Newport; two sons, Wayne and wife, Melissa Watson, of Newport and Stephen Watson of Roslindale, Mass.; stepson, Brian Weymouth of Manchester, N.H.; a brother, Ronald Watson of Hartland; a sister, Jacqueline and husband, William Watts, of Point, Texas; three grandsons, Colby, Curtis and Kyle; a stepgranddaughter, Brandi; nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by a son, Michael. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport. Graveside services will be held later in the spring at Jordan Cemetery, Hartland. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
Sullivan, Lillian "Lil," 94, of Vero Beach, Fla., died March 12.
Lillian "Lil" Sullivan, 94, born Feb 6, 1917, died March 12, 2011, at her home with her daughter at her side in Vero Beach, Fla., after a long illness., A long-time resident of Jackman, Maine, Ms. Sullivan was married to John (Jack) Sullivan, who predeceased her in 2004 ,and maintained a home for 70 years in Jackman., Lillian "Lil" Sullivan was active in many activities while living in Jackman, well-loved by many of the people in the community to which she contributed -- including the Jackman Health Center and the Catholic Church. Jack and Lil hunted and fished and kept a beautiful garden on Pleasant Street. They loved their life in Jackman., Lil Sullivans survivors include a son, William, and Kathy Savino of Oakdale, N.Y.; a son, Thomas, and Joan Savino of Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Lilyan, and Chris Sievernich of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Joseph Savino, of Henderson, Nev. She is predeased by her daughter, Jo Ann Fogg (George) of Dallas, Texas; and her first husband, Joseph Savino. She had eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren., Her celebration of the Mass and funeral were held on March 14 in Vero Beach, Fla. Donations in her name to the Jackman Health Center greatly appreciated by the family.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:00 PM
AUBURN — Lillian A. Merritt, 70, of 74 Pleasant St., Auburn, died on April 15, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born in Lewiston on Feb. 7, 1941, she was the daughter of Emile and Irene Morin of Lewiston. She was educated in Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Li...
Boudreau, Lillian Mary "Dusty," 86, of Waterville, died April 19.
Waterville -- Lillian Mary (Dusty) Boudreau, 86, of Waterville died Apr. 19, 2011 at Oak Grove Center in Waterville., She was born in Waterville, Oct. 19, 1924 the daughter of Joseph P. Dusty and Lucy (Dyer) Dusty. She was the 23rd child of Joseph and Lucy., Lillian lived most of her life in Waterville on Seavey St. She never finished high school. She worked at the cotton mills -- Lockwood in Waterville and Bates in Augusta., She married Roland J. Boudreau on July 3, 1943 at Sacred Heart Church in Waterville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1957. Also preceding her in death were her sisters and brothers, Marie M. Pooler of Benton, Harvey J. Dostie of Waterville, Hazel M. Bourque of Winslow, Lucille M. Gagnon and Wilfred J. Dostie both of Waterville. Her other siblings died at birth or shortly after: Fred, 1899; Edmund, 1900; Beatrice, 1901; Ralph, 1904; Roland, 1905; John, 1907; Beulah, 1908; Earle, 1910; stillborn, 1910; Louis, 1912; Frank, 1912; infant, 1913; Maude, 1914; Dorothea, 1917; Frank Dyer, 1919; William, 1922; and Arthur, 1922., A young Lillian in 1941 took a trip to St. Paul, Minn., with her father to visit his sister Mary and brother George. This was her first trip away from Maine with all the excitement of traveling and a train ride across the country. Lillian's greatest pleasure was time spent with her family. She enjoyed spending time at camp with the family and relatives. Family gathering during the holidays were full of good food and serious pinochle card games. Lillian's special dish was spaghetti and dynamite sauce. Also she liked making English muffin pizza for the family. Lillian worked hard to support her two sons while being a single mother. She was blessed to have a the support of her loving family. For entertainment Lillian loved to dance (Jitterbug) the night away. She enjoyed the simple things of life, always providing a good nature and happiness to all., Surviving are her sons, Terrence Boudreau of Antelope, Calif., and Jeffrey A. Boudreau and wife Penny of Benton; two grandsons, Troy J. Boudreau of Antelope, Calif., and Terry Junior Boudreau and wife Brigitte of Citrus Heights; two great-grandchildren, Zachery and Sabryana Boudreau; also special nieces, nephews and cousins throughough Maine, who were very close to her., The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Woodlands for the many years of care that she received while living there. They would also like to thank the staff at Oak Grove nursing home for the tender care that she received in her final days., Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant St., Waterville. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville., Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
Morin, Lionel W., 90, died April 16, in Waterville.
WATERVILLE -- Lionel W. Morin, 90, passed away at Woodlands, West River Road in Waterville, Saturday evening, April 16, 2011. Lionel was born on September 9, 1920 in St.-Prosper-de-Dorchester, Canada. Lionel was predeceased by parents, Joseph Morin in 1978 and Lea Poulin Morin in 1987., He married Lucille Morin on July 4, 1947 in St.-Prosper where they made their home for approximately 6 years and then settled at Autumn Street in Waterville, where they raised their two sons. Lionel had a sugar shack while living in Canada, which he was very proud of, and he worked in the woods for many years as a lumberman., Lionel is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille Morin of Waterville; two sons, Francis J. Morin and wife Sonja of Fairfield, and Mike Morin and significant other Sheila Serencha of Oakland; granddaughters Kathy Morin of Augusta and Michelle Abare of North Carolina, of whom Papere was very proud; his sisters, Louisa Poulin, Lionette Morin and Estelle Morin, all of Augusta; many nieces and nephews, in Maine and Canada., He was predeceased by his four brothers, Raoul Morin at 5 months old in 1916, Raoul in 1930 at age 11, Yvan in 1960, Julien 2009, and his sister Isabelle Boiley in 1993., We would like to express our sincere thanks to Katrina. At Lionel's request, there will be no service. Arrangements under the care Direct Cremation, Belfast. Family burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville. Online condolences may be offered at www.directcremationofmaine.com.
ORRINGTON - Lynn Russell Hickerson, 68, died peacefully Friday, April 15, 2011, surrounded by friends in her home. She was born March 8, 1943, in Dayton, Ohio. Lynn grew up in the small ideal college town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, where her father was an engineer for Vernay Laboratories and her stepmother was a social worker. Much of Lynn's childhood was colored by her family's history in civil rights activism and her father's long and precedent-setting fight with the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was won in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. While living in Ohio, Lynn spent many happy summers in Maine and in so doing became a Junior Maine guide at Camp Meadowlark. Lynn was also a dedicated flute player and music lover starting from early childhood. She continued her musical studies at Indiana University, where she graduated in 1965. In 1965 she married folksinger Joe Hickerson and moved to the Washington, D.C., area. With Joe she performed locally and nationally and on Folk Legacy Records. Living in Accokeek, Md., south of Washington, D.C., for 14 years, Lynn was an avid community activist, including involvement with Prince Georges County Task Force on Poverty, Alice Ferguson Foundation and President Carter's Task Force for National Heritage Trust Enforcement Committee. In keeping with her lifelong interest in maritime history, Lynn worked for National Trust of Historical Preservation in the office of maritime preservation from 1979 to 1991. Here she facilitated funding for preservation of many Tall Ships, other historic vessels and lighthouses across the entire U.S., as well as managing maritime preservation conferences and promoting legislation for protection of historic shipwrecks. Additionally, she was a leader in the successful effort to change Coast Guard regulations so that authentically restored historic vessels could legally be used for student training. She was particularly pleased by the successful restorations of the Tall Ship Elissa and the schooner Bowdoin. From 1992 to 1994 Lynn lived in Keene, N.H., where she received a degree in marriage and family therapy from Antioch New England. In 1994 she moved to the Bangor area, where she enjoyed remodeling an 1835 house and "farmette" with meticulously planned garden and sheep flock - two ewes, one ram and a new lamb as of last week. But her abiding passion was her new career as a family therapist as she worked with the St. Michael's Center Home-based Family Therapy Program until 2006. It was typical of Lynn's commitment to larger community issues that she helped lead a successful legislative campaign to enable state licensing of private family therapists and provide health insurance coverage for their patients. Recently, when asked why she had finally chosen family therapy for her life work, she replied, "I wanted to prevent needless suffering." Lynn was predeceased by her mother, Marsha Spofford Russell, in 1947; her brother, Peter Ibbotson Russell, in 1967; her father, Norton Anthony Russell, in 1996; and her stepmother, Margery Stewart Russell, in 2007. She is survived by her son, Michael James Hickerson of Brooklyn, N.Y. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held June 25 in Orrington and in September at a time to be announced in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The CaringBridge website has many notes and photographs sent by friends and will have information about the Peter I. Russell and Lynn R. Hickerson Foundation that has been established in her hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio, to provide assistance to college freshmen. Please visit
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:22 PM
BATH — Marcella Coursey Sylvain, born in Jackson, Missouri, April 17, 1939, passed away peacefully late Wednesday night April 13, 2011. The world lost a kind, loving, beautiful, compassionate and brave woman. Her struggle with cancer was lost, but she continued life as usual even after her expected time of defeat.
HOLDEN - Margaret "Peggy" (McNeil) Lafontaine, 87, left this world April 18, 2011, surrounded by family members, after an illness. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Bangor, daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret McNeil. She graduated from John Bapst High School, Bangor, and received her nursing degree from Sister's Hospital, Waterville, and later her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from St. Joseph's College, Standish. She began working in Bristol, Conn., where she met her husband, Fernand Lafontaine, who survives her. She worked as an occupational health nurse at the Peter Paul Co., Naugatuck, Conn., until her retirement. She and her husband moved to Holden 10 years ago to be closer to their camp on Phillips Lake. She loved to read, going to the library was one of her favorite activities, and she required a daily newspaper even while in the hospital. She enjoyed traveling, her favorite trips being Nova Scotia with her sisters, Ireland with her husband, Germany to visit her daughter and Japan to visit her granddaughter. Peggy was a feisty lady with a quick wit that everyone, even her nurses, appreciated. In addition to her husband, she leaves two daughters, Donna LaMadeleine and her husband, Emile, of Northborough, Mass., and Cynthia Bowden of Lewisburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Bonnie Lee LaMadeleine and her husband, Jean-Francois Chenier, of Los Angeles, Paul LaMadeleine and his wife, Felice "Randi," of Chelmsford, Mass., Amber Knowlton of Brighton, Mass., and Eric Knowlton of Bangor; great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Benjamin of Chelmsford, Mass.; sisters, Catherine Fessenden of Bangor and Sarah McNeil of Portland; brother, Stephen McNeil of West Haven, Conn.; sister in-law, Doris Maroney and her husband, John, of Naugatuck, Conn.; numerous nieces and nephews. At her request a memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Gifts in her name may be made to National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, P.O. Box 10426, Uniondale, NY 11555. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Savoy, Margaret Ann, 71, of Strong, died April 18.
STRONG -- Margaret Ann Savoy, 71, of Strong passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home., She was born July 9, 1939, in Hodgdon, the daughter of Lewis P. and Jennette (Bard) Markey Sr. She was educated in the schools of Hodgdon and graduated from Hodgdon High., In January 1957, she married Elden Savoy Sr. Margaret worked at Bic Pen in Milford, Conn., as a machinist until her retirement. She loved playing cribbage, watching NASCAR and the Red Sox, and camping with her family all over New England., Margaret is survived by her husband, Elden; her daughters, Chiquita Welch, and her husband, Frank, of Strong, and Catherine O'Dea and her companion, Joseph, of Farmington; her son, Elden Savoy Jr., and his wife, Deborah, of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Susan, Danielle, CJ, Barbara Ann and Margaret Ann; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters; five brothers; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, David., There are no public services planned at this time. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com., Arrangements under the care of Adams˜McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
Monday, April 18, 2011 11:00 PM
OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Brig. Mildred Baker was promoted to glory on April 17, Palm Sunday. She was born on Aug. 14, 1914, at Egg Harbor, N.J., to Polish immigrant parents, Theodore and Barbara Daisy. She was educated in Swamp and Pottstown, Pa. As a teenager, Mildred was attra...
BAKER, MILDRED E. (DAISY) - April 17, 2011. Burial, April 20, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. celebration of life service, The Salvation Army Corps, 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. Dennett, Craig & Pate, 365 Main St., Saco.
LONGMORE, MONIQUE - 53, of Saco, April 15, 2011. Graveside service, 11 a.m., Thursday, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford. Cote Funeral Home, Saco.
CLEAVES, MURIEL ANN 'MICKEY' - April 17, 2011. No visiting hours. Service, April 23, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth. Burial, Riverside Cemetery & light reception.
Muriel Ann 'Mickey' Cleaves, Albright's Accounting, Yarmouth, Accountant,, Caregiver & Friend, YARMOUTH -- Muriel Ann 'MICKEY' left us to begin her journey into eternity late afternoon Sunday, April 17, 2011, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer., She was born in Bath on Dec. 8, 1933, to Percy and Marguerite (Place) Ayer. She attended local schools and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in 1952., Mickey became a CPA and partner in business with her longtime friend and mentor, Mrs. Charlotte Albright, in Albright's Accounting, Yarmouth. Mrs. Albright was stricken with polio as a child and was bound to a wheelchair. After her husband Cecile's passing, Mickey gave of herself unselfishly and loyally and cared for Mrs. Albright for over 30 years, until her death in 1998. It was a time she was grateful for and felt very blessed by., Mickey was an avid coin collector, reader, passionate patriot, and traveler but spent most of her time giving of herself and her time, knowledge and resources anonymously to others., There were many treasured times spent at the cottages in Small Point. There were beautiful memories of time spent with family, friends and loved ones. The Bartlett Circle Group. She talked often of these times and the time she spent with those that she loved. They were what she treasured most., Many of Mickey's business relationships and clients regarded her as much more than just the woman that they did business with or did their taxes; they looked to her for guidance, strength, faith, advice and love. She always had a joke to bring joy into your day., Mickey was a dedicated active member of her church, The First Baptist Church in Yarmouth. She was a leader among women and extremely strong in her faith. Her faith brought her numerous people whom she saw and loved as family. This incredible faith brought her amazing peace and acceptance of all people and all things in her final time., Mickey is survived by her beloved cat, Charlotte; her brother, Raymond H. Ayer and his wife Dot of Etna several nieces, nephews, cousins, longtime friends, Herbie Brewer and his son Daniel; Sandra Hodgdon; Janet Reynolds and much extended family. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Percy Robert Ayer (1990); and friend, Charlotte Albright (1998)., Mickey's final time with us was blessed with wonderful care by caregivers Brenda and Missy Fitts, Herbie's partner Kristina and many other friends. Her gratitude was abundant, faith amazing and love overwhelming., At her request, there will be no visiting hours. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, with the Rev. Ric Ochsner officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery and then a light reception after. Please visit, to share your condolences, memories and tributes with Mickey's family and friends., Mickey would prefer a donation to be made, in lieu of flowers, to:, The First Baptist Church or the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Rd., Brunswick, Maine 04011-2209, Lindquist Funeral Home, Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 846-4011
ESTABROOK, MYRON L. JR. - 90, April 16, 2011. No visiting hours. Celebration of life at a later date. Funeral Alternatives Group, Yarmouth.
Rollinson, Norma E., 58, of Oakland, died April 16 in Boston.
ROLLINSON, NORMA E. - 58, April 16, 2011, in Boston, Mass. Period of visitation, 10-11 a.m., April 23, Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta & funeral service, 11 a.m. Burial at a later date in Alna Cemetery, Alna.
OAKLAND -- Norma E. Rollinson, age 58, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston, following a long illness. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 20, 1952, a daughter of the late Norman and Lubelle E. (Hasson) Rollinson., Ms. Rollinson was a graduate of Portland High School., She had been employed by MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer campus, in Waterville. She had also run her own daycare for 14 years, Norma's Daycare., Norma was a warm, compassionate person who shared her love with everyone she met. She could brighten your day with her smile or make you laugh with her charming wit. Norma loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was an adventurous soul who was the happiest when she was in nature whether she was kayaking, cruising up the coast, scuba diving in Mexico or snowshoeing on a cold winter day. Norma has touched the hearts and lives of many people, young and old, and she will be greatly missed., Ms. Rollinson was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Tom Rollinson., She is survived by two daughters, Jessica L. Gray of Boston, and Melissa P. Gray and her fiancŽe, John McGuire, of Augusta; her partner, Arnold M. Haskell, of Augusta; two brothers, Henry Page and Stanley Page, both of Boothbay; a former step-daughter, Lori Chase, and her husband, Frank, of Gray; a grandson, Isaac Breton; three step-grandchildren, William Heald, Dylan and Devin Gray; a step-great-grandchild, Lexus Amoroso; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins., A period of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will occur at a later date in Alna Cemetery, Alna., Those who desire may make donations in Norma's name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168., Condolences to the family may be sent through the funeral home website at www.plummerfh.com.
Norma E., Rollinson, 58, OAKLAND -- Norma E. Rollinson, 58, died on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston, Mass., following a long illness. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 20, 1952, the daughter of the late Norman and Lubelle E. (Hasson) Rollinson. Ms. Rollinson was a graduate of Portland High School., She had been employed by MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Campus in Waterville. She had also run her own daycare for 14 years, Norma's Daycare., Norma was a warm, compassionate person that shared her love with everyone she met. She could brighten your day with her smile or make you laugh with her charming wit. Norma loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was an adventurous soul who was the happiest when she was in nature whether she was kayaking, cruising up the coast, scuba diving in Mexico or snowshoeing on a cold winters day. Norma has touched the hearts and lives of many people, young and old, and she will be greatly missed., Ms. Rollinson was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Tom Rollinson. She is survived by two daughters, Jessica L. Gray of Boston, Mass., and Melissa P. Gray and her fiancee John McGuire of Augusta; her partner, Arnold M. Haskell of Augusta; two brothers, Henry Page and Stanley Page, both of Boothbay; a former step-daughter, Lori Chase and her husband Frank of Gray; a grandson, Isaac Breton; three step-grandchildren, William Heald, Dylan and Devin Gray; a step-great-grandchild, Lexus Amoroso; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins., A period of visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Alna Cemetery, Alna. Condolences to the family may be sent through the funeral home website at:, Those who desire may make, donations in Norma's name to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Massachusetts 02284-9168, Norma E. Rollinson
BANGOR - On April 18, 2011, a sweet, gentle and generous person was lost with the passing of Patricia A. (Treat) Gardiner. She died unexpectedly at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness and from complications of surgery. She was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Bangor, the daughter and first child of Edward W. and D. Lillian (LeGasse) Treat. Her childhood included many days on Phillips Lake with her family, ice skating on farm ponds and brooks in the neighborhood and eventually driving her first car, a 1965 Mustang. Pat attended Brewer public schools and graduated from Brewer High School in 1966. After graduation she attended Husson College, now Husson University, and soon began her working career. She briefly lived and worked in Boston and Long Island, N.Y. After returning to Maine, she worked for various businesses, which included many years at Cole's Express, Bar Harbor Airlines and University of Maine Systems, where she remained until the time of her death. Throughout her entire life Pat possessed a deep love and appreciation for animals, which included her own English setters and her relatives' cats. Her nephews and eventually great-nieces and great-nephews provided many hours of pleasure and laughter for Pat. In her mind, children and animals could do no wrong. Her hobbies included reading, knitting and rug hooking, but mostly Pat enjoyed just spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed and is survived by her brother, Robert Treat and his wife, Peggy, of Winterport; her sister, Barbara Elliott of Bangor; her nephew, Benjamin Treat and his wife, Anne-Marie, of Bangor; her nephew, James Elliott and his fiancee, Ashley Johnson, of Bangor; great-nieces, Rachel Miller Treat and Lily Elliott of Bangor; and great-nephews, Adam Miller Treat and Samuel Miller Treat of Bangor. She is also survived by her aunts, Mildred Treat of Holden, Bette Treat of York, Rose Stewart of Bucksport and Sue LeGasse of New York; uncles, John Treat of York and Joseph LeGasse of New York; many cousins and numerous friends and colleagues; and by a longtime and extraordinary friend, M. Jane McEwen of Gorham. Family and friends may visit 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, where a service honoring and celebrating her life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be private. For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 or CancerCare of Maine, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to her family may be offered at
LEMAY, PAULETTE G. - 80, April 11, 2011, in Melbourne, Fla. Memorial service was held in Melbourne, Fla. Second service in Maine this summer.
PRESQUE ISLE - Phoebe "Ruby" Watt, 84, wife of the late Marvin Watt, went home to be with her Lord April 19, 2011, surrounded by her family at a Presque Isle health care facility. She was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Lerwick, New Brunswick, the daughter of Dudley and Nina (Barcley) Adams. Ruby was a longtime and active member of Bethany Baptist Church, where she served in the missionary guild, the choir, the nursery and several other ministries of the church. Ruby was a very caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Though her main focus was caring for her family, she never compromised her faith and was always ready to share in her special loving way. She and her husband owned and operated Living Word Bookstore, Main Street, Presque Isle, for many years. Ruby is survived by her son, Brian H. Watt of Presque Isle; three daughters, Gloria Nelson and her husband, Don, of Cape Neddick, Carla McCluskey and her husband, Gary, of Presque Isle and Marvia H. Watt of Houston; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristi, Kimberly, Bethany, Robbie and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Jazmyn, Faith and Dylan; a brother, Omar Adams of Florida; a brother-in-law, Bob Willette of Florida; a special niece, Linda Mastro of Portage; several other nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Marvin, she was predeceased by two great-grandsons, Ethan and Elliot; one brother and six sisters. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Bethany Baptist Church with the Revs. James Ackerson and Kenneth Phelps officiating. Relatives and friends may call noon until the time of service at the church. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Those who wish may make gifts to Ruby's family in memory of Ethan and Elliot Broad to March of Dimes, 136 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074. Online condolences may be made at
ROCKLAND - Phyllis Mansfield Anderson, 90, of 26 Orchard St., died April 13, 2011, of multiple myeloma cancer. She was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Vassalboro, daughter of the late Col. William Lewis and Lila Farrington Mansfield. She married her husband, Robert E. Anderson, in 1942, at Winslow Congregational Church, Winslow. Phyllis Anderson was a 1937 graduate of Winslow High School and then Farmington State Teachers College in 1942. She taught primary grades at Waterville, Winslow and China, Maine, elementary schools. During World War II, Phyllis worked under the USA Manpower Commission Stabilization Program employed as a S. B. generator at Lens Factory for American Optical Co., Brattleboro, Vt. She worked with handicapped children at the Institute for Human Development, Chestnut Hill, Pa., and was an activities director at a Rockland nursing home for the elderly, as well as volunteer work at other nursing homes in the Rockland and Camden area. She was active in PTA, polio drives and Cub Scouts. Phyllis was a 50-year member of Rockland Congregational Church. She was involved with many church functions, especially teaching Sunday school in Rockland, as well as the churches where she lived in Canada and Pennsylvania. Her flower gardens were show places and cut flowers always graced her table. Phyllis was very active in sports including cheerleading during her school years. After marriage she continued on with bicycle riding, skiing, tennis and swimming. Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Anderson; two sons, G. Robert and his wife, Fontaine Sullivan Anderson, of Jacksonville, Fla., and William L. and his wife, Cynthia Hatcher Anderson, of Palm Coast, Fla.; three grandchildren, Joshua Anderson of Kansas City, Mo., Ryan and his wife, Angie Husslein Anderson, of Overland Park, Kan., and Mariam E. Anderson of Paola, Kan.; a sister, Martha Mansfield Nodding and her husband, Larry, of Palm Coast, Fla.; sister-in-law, Betty Cox Trahan and her husband, Norman, of Vassalboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, William L. and Kerwin W. Mansfield. There will be a celebration of her life 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, with a short prayer service by the Rev. Seth D. Jones at 5:30 p.m. A committal service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Howard Cemetery, Route 201, Augusta Road, Winslow, concluding with a tea luncheon at Winslow Congregational Church Parish Hall, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow. Family, friends and relatives are invited to both events. Donations may be made to Rockland Congregational Church, Parish Nursing Program, P.O. Box 554, Rockland, ME 04841 or, because of Phyllis' belief in children's education, to Friends of the Rockland Public Library, P.O. Box 764, Rockland, ME 04841. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To sign Phyllis' online guest book, please visit obituaries at
NEWTON, RICHARD KENNETH - 66, of Westbrook, April 14, 2011. No funeral services. Arrangements by Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook.
YOUNG, ROBERT E. - 83, of Camden, in Camden, April 18, 2011. Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
Latulippe, Roland Noel Sr., 87, of Waterville, died April 17, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Roland Noel Latulippe Sr., 87, of Waterville, passed away April 17, 2011 in Jacobson State Veterans Home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Dec. 25, 1923 in Waterville, the son of Napoleon and Aurelie (Pelletier) Latulippe., He was a millwright and finishing carpenter. He served his country in the Navy during World War II on the U.S.S Bunker Hill in the Pacific. After the war he came home and finished his education at Waterville High School., He was predeceased by his wives, Marie (Duguay) and Cecile Latulippe; son Roland N. Latulippe Jr. and daughter Rose Marie (Latulippe) Loder. He is survived by his daughter Evangeline Latulippe of Alexandria, Va.; his daughter-in-law Sharon Stratton Latulippe; grandsons Roland Latulippe III, Steve Loder, Jeremy Loder, Tobey Loder and Olivia Stratton; four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. A private family burial will be at a later date., Local arrangements are with the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.
WATERVILLE and EDDINGTON - Ruth P. Manzo, 74, wife of the late Earl "Tony" Manzo, died unexpectedly April 17, 2011, at her home in Waterville. She was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, the daughter of Russell A. and Alberetta (Spect) Garner. Ruth will be missed dearly by her children, Joseph "Harold" Manzo, Irene Vigue, Tony Manzo and Danny Manzo. She was one of 16 children, and leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Ruth was predeceased by her daughter, Vicki Manzo. Ruth was a very special person to many people, and was more than a mom, a sister, a grammy and even more than just a "Nana banana." She loved visits from her family and friends, and her mornings were always filled with a good chat over a cup of coffee. She was everyone's shoulder to lean on and always knew just what to say to cheer you up. She had quite the sense of humor and was known for random phone calls, which may have been anything from simple advice, a weather update or maybe just a good idea for something to cook. Family and friends may visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer, where a service honoring her life will be held 1 p.m. as the visitation concludes. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. Messages of condolence to her family may be offered at
GARDNER, RUTH RHOADS LEPPER - 105, of Southport, April 16, 2011, in Damariscotta. Memorial service, 11 a.m., April 23, Southport United Methodist Church, Route 27, Southport. Reception will follow. Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.
Ruth Rhoads Lepper Gardner, 105, SOUTHPORT -- Renowned artist, mapmaker and local personality, Ruth Rhoads Lepper Gardner, of Southport, passed away on April 16, 2011, at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta; aged 105 years, 10 months., Born in Norwood, Mass., on June 27,1905, Ruth was the eldest daughter of George Mitchell Lepper and Louisa Rhoads Lepper. Ruth attended Norwood High School and Pembroke College of Brown University in Providence, R.I. Later, she also attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston., Her father, George Lepper, made his living as an inventor, entrepreneur machinist and as one of the earliest Ford dealers in Massachusetts. George and Louisa Lepper were also business partners, and co-operated a bicycle shop in Norwood., As a young protege for an artistic aunt, Annie L. Cox, Ruth had the opportunity to travel the world. She sailed on some of the most famous Ocean Liners of her time. As a young woman she lived in Greenwich Village, N.Y. 'Everybody has to go down to New York for a little while,' she said., Nicknamed 'Red' for her red hair and fiery personality, Ruth sometimes posed as a live model for artists while she enjoyed the excitement of the New York bohemian lifestyle. She also worked at Macy's and remembers Wall Street financiers leaping to their deaths from buildings during the first Depression., As an early summer person, Ruth nurtured a lifelong devotion to Maine. Ruth's grandparents lived on Southport Island and Ruth enjoyed Island life long before bridges were built, when all roads 'were nothing more than cart-paths.' As a child, Ruth would take the steamboat down east from Boston, then transfer to a local boat to get to the Island. Ruth and her husband, Cornelius Gardner, courted on Southport Island before they were married and moved to the Island permanently in 1947., Ruth and Cornelius Gardner married on July 4, 1942, at the famous Trinity Church in Newport, R.I. Cornelius Gardner, born in 1890, was a descendant of Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams. He attended the Harvard Business School and had been a Commanding Officer for the, during WWI. When they met, Ruth held a job as a Draftsman for the U.S. Navy where she developed her love of mapmaking. Ruth was able to combine her extraordinary artistic skills with mapmaking as she designed, produced and, Ruth Rhoads Lepper Gardner, pedaled dozens of unique illustrated maps featuring the history of Maine. As part of her historical research, she served the Maine Coast Mission aboard the Sunbeam, also known as 'God's Tugboat.' During these voyages, Ruth made maps and sketches to illustrate 'Anchor to Windward,' a book about the mission. She said: 'Maps are precise, timeáconsuming projects, but if your work gives you pleasure, what the heck.', Ruth was also especially good at Pen & Ink architectural portraits, which she would do on commission as a freelance illustrator. But when it came to painting, watercolors were Ruth's medium of choice. She loved the view of the ocean from her house and painted the same scenery many times. Each unique painting depicted a different season, lighting or mood. In addition to the visual arts, Ruth was also an accomplished cellist and enjoyed playing in orchestras., On May 15, 2004, Ruth received a Distinguished Achievement Award for her life's work from the University of Southern Maine. She was especially proud of this formal recognition. However, her less formal, and most precious achievements were experienced by her family as she relished the role of a special Aunt. Ruth had no children of her own, but she was an influential elder to all her family and close friends. Known as Ruth, Ruthle or Red by most, she was lovingly referred to as 'Auntie,' or 'Auntie De-ah' by her family., Ruth was predeceased by two younger siblings, George Warren Lepper and Cynthia Lepper Reed. Ruth was also widowed when her husband, Cornelius Gardner passed away in 1973. She leaves her loving niece, Cynthia Reed-Workman of Portland, her nephew, John S. Reed and his wife Sue Welsh Reed of Cambridge, Mass.; grandnephews, Gordon N. Workman, George S. Workman and John Charles Workman, and grandnieces, Elizabeth Reed and Beatrice Reed. Ruth also leaves four great- grandnieces and four great- grandnephews., A memorial service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Southport United Methodist Church, Route 27, Southport. A reception will follow the service. You are invited to share your condolences, photos and memories with the Gardner family by visiting their Book of Memories at, . Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.
Cameron, Thelma Frances, 86, of Naples, formerly of Manchester, died April 16 in Sebastian, Fla.
NAPLES -- Thelma Frances Cameron, 86, formerly of the Pond Road in Manchester, died suddenly on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Fla. While wintering in Micco, Fla., as they had for many years, Thelma passed on with Roy, her husband of 60 years, by her side., She was born on Feb. 8, 1925, a daughter of Mary and Joseph Parent. She was the youngest of seven very close brothers and sisters. Thelma grew up and attended schools in the Hallowell-Farmingdale area., She worked as a secretary for the State of Maine Licensing Board, where she retired from after many years of loyal service., Thelma raised her family with passion and joy. It was important to Thelma to bring her children up in the Catholic church and attend mass regularly at Sacred Heart in Hallowell. She remained a devout Catholic her entire life., Her home was often the center for extended family events and holiday celebrations. Thelma especially loved to cook and always had fresh baked bread, cakes and cookies on hand. She and Roy enjoyed years of outdoor family fun, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. Thelma loved to travel. She and Roy crossed the country to Alaska many times. As Roy would tell you, even on the Friday before she passed, Thelma looked forward to returning to Maine and was already asking, "and then where are we going?", Surviving are her loving husband, Roy; daughter Gayle Cousins, of Surry; son Thomas Cameron, of Wisconsin; daughter Carol Mills, of Oakland; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Hall Funeral Home Inc., 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco., Thelma loved her animal family and most recently her beautiful pomeranian, Molly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
McAllister, Urban Wallace, 87, of Solon, died April 16.
SOLON -- Urban Wallace McAllister, 87, died April 16 after a brief illness. He was born March 6, 1924, in Madison, to Sherman and Sarah Gladys (Chadbourne) McAllister., Urban lived most of his life around Moscow, Bingham and Solon. He worked for Scott Paper Co. for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and playing cards with friends and family., He was predeceased by his wife, Velma (Doyle) McAllister; five brothers, Erwin McAllister, Loren McAllister, Miland McAllister, Telford McAllister and Theron McAllister; and one sister, Myrna (McAllister) Keaten., He is survived by his three children, Stella (Viles) Akers of Spring Lake, N.C., Barbara Downs of Solon, and Douglas Viles of Anson; a sister, Mauna (McAllister) Porter, of Standish; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., There will be no funeral service. Interment will occur in the Robinson Memorial Cemetery in Moscow. Cremation arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 18 River St. Bingham.