Foust, Barbara Kingston, of Pittston, died on April 20 at MaineGeneral Nursing at Rehab at Glendridge.
Barbara Kingston Foust of Pittston, Maine, died on April 20, 2011, at MaineGeneral Nursing at Rehab at Glendridge., She was born on Nov. 16, 1924 to William Frank Kingston and Louise Anne Schucholz Kingston in Melrose, Mass., She graduated from Russell Sage College in Albany, N.Y., with a degree in nursing., She and her husband, Earnest Foust, bought a 73-acre farm in Pennsylvania in 1956 and set about raising children, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, quail and the occasional orphaned raccoon. Her interest in herb gardening led to a chapter she wrote for the book The Rodale Herb Book for Rodale Press., Referred to sometimes as "the woman who dyes at the festival," she presented for many years at the Kutztown Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival, demonstrating how to work with vegetable dyes and spinning wool. She worked with wool in a variety of forms such as dying, knitting, and weaving. For many years she imported spinning wheels from Scotland and sold dyeing, weaving and spinning supplies., Her interest in healing led to her becoming a Reiki Master and a dowser. She supported and trained many people in the healing arts., She is survived by her husband, Earnie Foust; four children, Virginia Louise Mutti and husband Larry, William Foust and wife Linda, Jonathan Foust and wife, Tara Brach, Matthew Foust and wife, Karen; grandchildren Laurel Mutti Patwardhan, Johanna Mutti, Matthew Foust, Jason Foust, David Foust, Sarah Foust, Hannah Foust, Allison Foust and great-grandchildren Molly Foust and Ryan Foust., She liked to tell a story about a time when she was a little girl in elementary school. A solemn old man came one day and all the children lined up to shake his hand. He explained that he, as a civil war veteran, had once shaken hands with a veteran from the Revolutionary War, and they now, as children were only one hand shake away from the birth of the nation., If you've been touched by Barbara you were probably touched not only by her kindness, but a sense of timelessness.,
NGUYEN, BENNETT HIEU - April 18, 2011, in Portland. Graveside services, April 27, 11 a.m., Milo Evergreen Cemetery. Refreshments, Pleasant Park Center, Milo. Independent Death Care of Maine.
Bennett Hieu Nguyen, PORTLAND -- Bennett Hieu Nguyen, infant son of Quang and Karen (Bell) Nguyen, died on April 18, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland., In addition to his parents, Bennett is survived by his paternal grandparents, Nguyen Ngoc Hung and Le Thi Ngoc Hoa of Cam Ranh, Vietnam. Maternal grandparents are Laurie Bell of Milo and Thomas Bell of Florida. Bennett is also survived by many aunts, uncles; cousins; and his great-grandparents., Graveside services for Bennett will be held on April 27, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Milo Evergreen Cemetery, with the Pastor Don Booker officiating. Refreshments will be served following the service at the Pleasant Park Center in Milo. Arrangements made by Independent Death Care of Maine., Sometimes, it's the smallest things that take up the most room in our hearts.
LITTLE DEER ISLE - Beryl Genice Powers, 90, passed peacefully Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, surrounded by her family, at home. She was born Sept. 16, 1920, the daughter of Willie B. and Iva (Davis) Morey. She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1938. She married John Powers in 1939 and spent her life being a wonderful wife, mother to nine children, and a special nanny to many, many more. Beryl is survived by seven daughters, Ethelda Eaton, Karyl and Everett Eaton, Cheryl and Richard Robinson, Linda Gross, Dale and Dewey Robbins, Annette and Robert Wheaton, and Barbara and Timothy Hutchinson; one son, David Powers and his partner, Glenn Watson; a son-in-law, Norman Billings and his wife, Norma; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Beatrice Gray; and two special extra daughters, Lorena Whitmore and Sue Dorr. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John E. Powers; a brother, Ethelbert Morey; a sister, Gwendolyn Knowlton; a daughter, Brenda Billings; a granddaughter, Genice Hutchinson; and a son-in-law, Byron Gross. Beryl will be brought to her home in Little Deer Isle, where friends and family are welcome to visit after 4 p.m. Tuesday and all day Wednesday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Gray's Hill Cemetery, Little Deer Isle. Donations may be sent in her memory to Deer Isle Fire Department, P.O. Box 275, Deer Isle, ME 04627. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 9 Thurlow's Hill Road, Stonington. Condolences may be sent to the family at
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. - Betty A. Dorr, 56, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 22, 2011, in Reno, Nev., where she had been visiting and helping to care for one of her brothers. She was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Milwaukee, daughter of Henry Dorr and Madeline (Dorr) Arnold. She graduated from high school in Fairfield and had worked in the coding department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She had previously provided care as a licensed nursing assistant, both privately and through Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice, prior to that she was a chef at Sargent Camp, Hancock, N.H. Betty was happiest spending time with her son, friends and family. She took many trips to Portland to visit her son, arranged an annual deep sea fishing trip with the boys, and cheered on her nieces and nephews at games. She was energetic, caring and constantly strived to make her own life better while helping everyone around her. She connected with everyone she met and leaves behind many friends. She is survived by her son, Dominic Gioia of Portland; her mother, Madeline Arnold of Newport, N.H.; four brothers, David Arnold and his wife, Katie and children, Karina, Thomas and Jakob, of New London, N.H., Thomas Dorr and his wife, Nancy and children, MacKenzie, Meredith and Reilly, of Hillsboro, N.H., Donald Dorr and his wife, Adrienne, of Medford, Ore., and Kenneth Arnold of Reno, Nev.; and companion, Chris (Whale) Emory of Wilmot, N.H. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Arnold of Alaska. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Monday, May 2, at First Baptist Church, Main Street, New London, N.H. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Lake Sunapee Regional VNA and Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Carol Johnson Thornton, 75, of Carson City, died on Saturday, April 16, 2011. She was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Bath, Maine.
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AUBURN — Clement H. Gauthier, 89, of Lewiston, passed away on April 23 at the Hospice House. Clement was born Feb. 23, 1922, the son of Alfred Gauthier and Felixin Pauquette. He spent many hours picking wild blueberries, strawberries and fiddleheads. He also enjoyed fishing, h...
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PORTLAND — Cynthia Thomas, 68, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, April 15, at the Maine Medical Center. Cynthia was born on Feb. 26, 1943, in New Bedford, Mass., the daughter of Newton and Esther McKean. She was a loving caregiver at both local hospitals, along with several nu...
LIPFERT, DONALD ERNEST - of Woolwich resident, April 20, 2011. Celebration of life, May 21, 1:30 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum's Long Reach Hall.
Donald Ernest Lipfert, WOOLWICH -- Donald Ernest Lipfert, a longtime Woolwich resident, died on April 20, 2011, with his family at his side at Winship Green Nursing Home from Parkinson's Disease., He was born in Meriden, Conn., on June 17, 1921, to Ernest A. F. Lipfert and Rose Beierle Lipfert. He graduated from Meriden High School in 1939. He learned the drafting trade and became a designing engineer, with over 30 patents in his name, and many inventions. He worked on the development of a wire recorder for an early satellite and one of the last mechanical calculators, but he preferred working on things that impacted the human condition, such as a mattress that prevented bedsores in quadriplegic patients. After 1963, he lived in Woolwich while commuting weekly to his job in New York City. He retired in 1983., He was a conscientious objector during, , doing his war service in the Civilian Public Service camps in New York, Ohio and Tennessee. During that time he volunteered to be a test subject in survival research being done at the Metropolitan Hospital on Welfare Island in New York City., He met Roberta Joan Green of Ottowa, Ontario at a summer Christadelphian Bible School held in Wilbraham, Mass., in 1949, and fell in love. He courted her with letters and occasional visits to Canada and married her in 1950. Their first home, shared with their newborn son, Nathan, was in South Meriden, Conn. Soon after the birth of their twin daughters, Gail and Wendy, in 1955, the family moved to Middletown, Conn., to a house he had designed, incorporating radiant heating in the concrete floor. In 1963 they moved, with their children, to a historic 1780s house in Woolwich. In 1995 he fulfilled his dream of self-sufficiency in his design and construction of another new house also in Woolwich. The home used solar panels to both heat hot water and generate electricity thus making it an off-the-grid home. Since 2009, he and his wife have been residents of the Plant Home in Bath., In the late 1960s, he helped establish the Bridge Coffeehouse, a place for young people to 'hang out' and also, Donald Lipfert, Photo by Abbie Sewall, allow for interaction of different generations within the community. In 1970, he conceived of and organized the Jacataqua School, an alternative high school based around the idea of using the resources in the community to educate students., He and his wife were instrumental in founding the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and in the creation of that organization's annual Common Ground Fair. He served on the Woolwich School Committee and worked on the Woolwich Comprehensive Plan. He served on many state and local committees involved in conservation, organic farming, town planning, green politics and many more. He volunteered at Maine Maritime Museum, Woolwich Historical Society (where he also served as president), and in the Woolwich school helping to inspire creativity and a love of learning in the students., He will be remembered by many for his heart-felt impersonations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow., He loved the land and the water, and spent much time mowing fields, getting in firewood, hiking and snowshoeing, camping, canoeing and boating, and tending his huge garden. He was skilled at wood carving, oil painting, and furniture building. His selfless concern for the future resulted in his donating a conservation easement for his former land to the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and establishing it as town open space., He is survived by his wife, Roberta Joan Lipfert of the Plant Home; two sisters, Gertrude Turner of South Meriden, Conn., and Dorothy Rhinehart of Berlin Conn.; a son, Nathan Lipfert of Woolwich, a daughter, Wendy Decker of Bath, and a daughter Gail Lipfert of Canaan. He had two nieces, a nephew; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his children's partners, Janine Lipfert, Elaine Malkin, and Michael Kelly; and by many others., A celebration of his life will be held on May 21, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at Maine Maritime Museum's Long Reach Hall., In lieu of flowers, memorial, contributions may be made to Maine Organic Farmers and, Gardeners Association.
Durgin, Donald Isiah Sr., 69, of Farmingdale and LaFayette, Ala., died April 21 in Alabama.
FARMINGDALE -- Donald Isiah Durgin Sr ., 69, of Farmingdale and LaFayette, Ala., died Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Alabama. He was born in Gardiner on Dec., 26, 1941, the youngest son of Eska (Rodgers) and Harold Durgin., Donald grew up in Farmingdale and lived there most of his adult life. He worked for the Carpenters Union, Teamsters Union and the Laborers Union. He was a jack of all trades and a master of them all until he was forced into retirement from an arm injury., Later on in life he decided to follow his farming dreams and moved to Alabama. While there he missed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren so much that, recently, he was in the process of moving back to Gardiner, Maine. He was a proud, loving, stubborn and old fashioned man. He paid his own way for everything or he had none. He had few enemies. When he made up his mind to do something, he did it well and to his only satisfaction., Donald is survived by his six children who he loved dearly, Joan Petit and husband Scott of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Maine, Tina Gray and husband Peter of Windsor, Donald Durgin Jr. of Washington, Donna Tobey and husband Warren of Windsor, Carlene Keithan of Augusta, Keith Durgin and wife Mary of Somerville; his lifelong companion V. Leanne Hjerstedt of LaFayette, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren who will remain in his heart forever; two sisters, Rita Madison and Phyllis Powell; two brothers, Wayman Durgin and Daniel Durgin; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him., Donald was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Elwood Durgin, and four sisters Margaret Burnham, Helen Markham, Mildred Clifford and Barbara Moody., Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. in the Litchfield Plains Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Janus Supported Living Services 276 Razorville Road, Washington, ME 04274 or to a charity of your choice., Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, , ,
Martel, Donald Joseph Alfred, 75, of Sidney, died April 22 in Waterville.
WATERVILLE -- Donald Joseph Alfred Martel, 75, of Sidney, died Friday, April 22, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville, after a long illness. He was born in Greenville Junction, the son of Joseph and Blancha Martel on July 6, 1935., Donald served in the Army during the Korean War in the military police. He later worked for Scott Paper Co. as a tree cutter, retiring in 1985. Donald enjoyed fishing, doing crafts and building small furniture., Surviving are his wife, Marielaina "Marie" (Harvey) Martel; three sons and one daughter; two step-children, Kimberly Clough, of Florida and Bobbi-Jo Clough, of Oakland; two sisters, Amy Nelson, of Waterville, and Pierette Martel, of Waterville; many grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Augusta., Arrangements are under the direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville.
House, Donna M., 61, of Augusta, died April 22.
AUGUSTA -- Donna M. House, 61, of Augusta died Friday, April 22, at her home with her loving family and friends at her side. She was born in Gardiner on Jan 8, 1950, a daughter of Robert and Alice (Martin) Lovering., She was predeceased by her father, Robert Lovering; her mother, Alice (Martin) Lovering; and a brother, Dennis Lovering., Donna is survived by her loving partner, Bob Henderson; her daughter, Heather House, of Augusta; her three brothers, Donnie Lovering, David Lovering and wife Michelle, and Dean Lovering; nephews Donnie Lovering Jr., Eric Lovering and Nathan Lovering; and her cats, Tobey and Fancy., She attended Gardiner Area High School, and her most recent job was at the MaineGeneral Medical Center., Donna loved animals, shopping, gardening, antiques, jewelry and spending time with loved ones and friends., She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister, partner and friend. She was loved by many and will be missed by all., Memorial services will be held Friday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Burial will follow in Libby Hill Cemetery Gardiner., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Staples Funeral Home, P.O. Box 598, Gardiner, ME 04345, to help with final costs.
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SOUTH FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. —Dorothy (Patterson) Jordan, 98, of 67 Ocean Palm Villa South, Flagler Beach, formerly Sutton Place South, New York City, of 17 Meadow Lane, New Milford, Conn., and 45 Marmion Road, Melrose, Mass., and a former resident of Freeport, Maine, died Thursday, March 17, 2011.
MOULTON, ELEANOR L. - 95, of Springvale, March 15, 2011, in Scarborough. Graveside service, 11 a.m., May 2, Riverside Cemetery, Sanford. Funeral procession will form at 10:30 a.m. at Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.
HAMPDEN - Elisabeth P. Eckmann, wife of Gary L. Eckmann, passed away peacefully April 25, 2011, at her home. A complete obituary with service arrangements will be published in a later edition of the Bangor Daily News by Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden.
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SOUTH PARIS — Elizabeth "Libby" B. Nester, 91, formerly of Fryeburg, passed away on April 24 at the Maine Veterans Home. Libby was born to Ennis and Lida Clark Bachman on May 26, 1919, in Orange, N.J. She spent many happy summers at the family camp at the north end of Lake Kez...
WALLENTINE, ESTHER A. (GAVEL) - 93, of Bowdoinham, April 24, 2011. Visitation, 4-7 p.m., April 27, Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond. Funeral service, April 28, 12 p.m., Second Baptist Church, Main St., Bowdoinham. Burial, Bay View Cemetery, in the spring.
DEXTER - Evelyn M. Reeks, 85, passed away April 21, 2011, surrounded by her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 22, 1925, in Dexter, a daughter of James and Nettie (Downs) Smith. Evelyn was employed at numerous woolen mills in the Dexter area and retired from Dexter Shoe Co. after 37 years. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Auxiliary and Daughters of Isabella at St. Anne's Catholic Church, where she was a communicant. She especially enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Being active outside brought her great joy, but her family was always her first priority and very important to her. Evelyn touched the hearts of many and will be remembered as a hard working, strong willed, determined individual who always was looking to help others and constantly put the needs of her family first. But most of all she will be remembered for her beautiful smile. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon and husband, Roland Ouellette, of Greenville; two granddaughters, Lorie and husband, Andre Hicks, of Westbrook and Wendy Ouellette of Portland; three great-grandchildren, Anthony and Isabella Hicks and Taydin Caletz-Ouellette; four brothers, Eugene and wife, Camilla Smith, Rusty and wife, Annette Smith, Jimmy Smith and John Smith; five sisters, Loraine Feliciani, Carol and husband, Reginald Lane, Gloria and husband, Merle Haskell, Pauline and husband, Leonard Downs, and Shirley Pooler; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Roland Dulac, in 1968; her second husband, Leonard Reeks; three brothers, Bob, Donald and Harold Smith; and three sisters, Josephine Bootley, Katherine Nichols and Frances Small. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Kent Ouellette officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
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BRUNSWICK —- Florence A. Marino, 85, of Piper Farm Road, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Mid Coast Senior Health Center.
BROOKLIN - Francis C. Parson passed away April 22, 2011, after a period of illness. Frank was born March 26, 1930, in Boston, son of Kenneth B. G. Parson and Margaret Lyman Parson, and was the youngest of six brothers. He grew up in Weston, Mass., and Brooklin. He graduated from, in 1951, and subsequently spent two years in the, . After spending a year with New Haven Railroad, Frank joined IBM in 1954, where he had a long and successful career, retiring in 1987. After several years of consulting work, he moved to Brooklin in 1990, with his second wife, Katrina Rozendaal Parson. He quickly became involved in local activities and served for four terms - 12 years, as a town selectman. He was an avid sailor and relished his retirement years on the coast of Maine. He was also a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Katrina Rozendaal Parson; his brother, Stephen Pickering Parson of Wenham, Mass.; three sons, Francis C. Parson Jr., Theodore Lyman Parson and Kenneth B. G. Parson II; seven grandchildren, Elisabeth Hyde Parson Pavlofsky, Lydia Willard Parson Patry, Kenneth B. G. Parson III, Alexandra Hollander Parson, Theodore Lyman Parson Jr., Francesca Cabot Parson and Alexander Taylor Parson; four great-grandchildren, Ava Elisabeth Patry, Jonathan Alexander Patry, Mason Hollander Patry and Tenley Parson Simmons Pavlofsky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his parents, four of his five brothers; and his first wife, Elisabeth Hollander Parson. A memorial service will be held this summer with a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 823, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Condolences may be expressed online at
BISHOP, FRANK E. - 72, of Sedona, Ariz., April 22, 2011. No services. Private burial at later date.
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PHIPPSBURG — Frederick A. Libby, Sr., 89, of Phippsburg, ME passed away with his beloved wife Mary by his side and surrounded by family on Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was born in Portland, ME on October 20, 1921, the son of John Dunn and Laura Harrington Libby.
MADAWASKA LAKE and CARIBOU - Gerald J. Holmes Sr., 70, died April 23, 2011, in Bangor. He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Caribou, son of the late Herman and Rose (Williams) Holmes. Gerald was employed during the summer months as a roofing contractor for Aroostook Roofing, as well as Powers Roofing for many years. During the winter months he was employed by the civil service at Loring Air Force Base as a heater mechanic. He married Charlotte Beckwith, March 9, 1957, and was a longtime member of Caribou Assembly of God. Surviving, in addition to his wife of more than 54 years, Charlotte of Madawaska Lake, are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerald Holmes Jr. of Bangor, Joseph Holmes of Caribou, and Randy and Lisa Holmes of McEwen, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Nadine and Timothy Doody of Woodland; one brother and sister-in-law, Delmar and Adessa Holmes of Madawaska Lake; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margaret Cote of Caribou, Delila and Merrill Anderson, and Gloria and Earl Pack, all of Caribou; three grandchildren, Gerald Holmes III, and Clair and Krystle Doody; one great-grandchild, Marshal Ouellette; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Holmes was predeceased by a son, Robert, in 2002; two brothers, Garfield and Elmer Holmes; and three sisters, Evelyn Tracy, Roween Tracy and Nadine Holmes. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, with the Rev. Philip Tracy officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Riverside Extension Cemetery.
BELL, GERALD (JOE) WILLIAM SR. - 85, of Falmouth.
Gerald (Joe), William Bell Sr., 85, FALMOUTH -- Gerald (Joe) William Bell Sr., 85, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his immediate family., He was born on Sept. 15, 1925, in Veazie, to the parents of George S. and Ethel May Bell. Gerald was predeceased by his siblings, Arthur, George R., Hartley, Alvena, Virginia and Audrey., Gerald graduated from Bangor High School and was a member of the class of 1943. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army; completed his basic training in Biloxi, Miss., with advanced radar training in Boca Raton, Fla., and served in, After his discharge from the, , Gerald worked for the Maine Central Railroad before being recalled to service in the, . He was stationed at Grenier Army Air Field in Manchester, N.H., returning to Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, where he was a member of the Air National Guard. Upon discharge, he had achieved the rank of Master Sergeant., After his service, he was an active member of the, In 1952 Gerald joined the Metropolitan Insurance Co. first as an agent and then as a manager, leaving in 1966 to open an antiques, auction and appraisal business in Brewer. He and his wife, Norma, ran a successful business in Brewer for over 30 years. In 1995, Gerald and Norma moved to Falmouth and continued in the antique and auction business with their son, Gerald W. Bell Jr. Gerald and his son worked together for over 40 years traveling extensively throughout the Northeast, Florida and California buying antiques and collectibles., Gerald was married to Norma Diana Taylor on Nov. 30, 1946, and celebrated 64 years of marriage., Gerald is survived by his wife Norma; and he will be missed by those he leaves behind: his daughter, Betty Jean Brennan and husband Eric of Newburyport, Mass., his son, Gerald W. Bell Jr. and wife Tannia of Falmouth; his five grandchildren, Kristine Reilly of Stamford, Conn., Thomas Brennan and Meghan Licata both of Los Angeles, Calif., Kaitlynn Porterfield of Pittsburgh, Pa., Brittany Bell of Falmouth; and his two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Fiona Reilly., His family would like to thank all of the professional staff at Beacon Hospice for their wonderful kindness and care., Donations to the Lighthouse, Foundation in memory, of Joe can be sent to:, The Light House Foundation, Care of Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, Foden Road, South Portland, Maine 04106
BARBARITE, GERMAINE M. - 86, of Portland, formerly of New Canaan, Conn., April 21, 2011, in Scarborough. Mass of Christian burial, April 29, St. Aloysius Church, New Canaan, Conn., 10 a.m. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan. Visitation, Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St. New Canaan, Conn., April 28, 6-8 p.m.
Germaine M., Barbarite, 86, PORTLAND -- Germaine M. Barbarite, 86, of Portland, formerly of New Canaan, Conn., died on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough., Born on April 1, 1925, in Saint Marc, Belgium, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Demanet Alexis., She was educated in Belgium and made her home in New Canaan, Conn., for 56 years before moving to Maine. She taught French at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford for 25 years and after retiring, continued teaching at the Community Center in New Canaan., Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, James Barbarite; and her brothers, Jean and Roger Alexis. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Anne Barbarite of Norwalk, Conn., and Josette M. Barbarite and her husband Bert Jongerden of Portland; step grandson, Kyle Jongerden of South Portland; sister, Lily Alexis-Ernoud, brother, Maurice Alexis of Belgium; as well as several nieces and nephews., The family would like to thank the staff at Maine Medical Center, Seaside, and Gosnell House for their support and kindness., A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29, 2011, at St. Aloysius Church, New Canaan, Conn., at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan. The family will receive friends at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St. New Canaan, Conn., on Thursday, April 28, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. For online condolences,
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DRESDEN — Helen A. (Brann) Hatch committal service will take place on May 1, 2011, at 3 p.m., at the Ridge Road Cemetery in Bowdoinham near her parents-in-law and next to her beloved daughter who went before her. There will be a short service officiated by the Rev. Dan Joyce of the Bowdoinham Nazarene Church.
DRESDEN -- Helen A. (Brann) Hatch committal service will take place on May 1, 2011, at 3 p.m., at the Ridge Road Cemetery in Bowdoinham near her parents-in-law and next to her beloved daughter who went before her. There will be a short service officiated by the Rev. Dan Joyce of the Bowdoinham Nazarene church., For directions or further information please Karen (Hatch) Jones at 817-404-7850., Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357
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CANTON — Herbert K. Harding, 57, a resident of Main Street, Canton, passed away early Easter morning, April 24, at his home following a short illness. He was born May 9, 1953, in Rumford, the son of Frank C. and Avis J. (Marston) Harding. He was a graduate of Dixfield High School.
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AUBURN — Irene C. Bingelis, 61, of 3 Elmwood Drive, Lisbon, died Saturday morning, April 23, at the Hospice House, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 2, 1949, the daughter of Ida and Alphonse Derosier. Irene attended Lewiston schools and worked as a...
Hamilton, Irene T. (Quirion), 101, of Skowhegan, died April 21 in Madison.
HAMILTON, IRENE T. (QUIRION) - 101, of Skowhegan, April 21, 2011, in Madison. No calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial TBA. Burial, Saint Francis Cemetery, Waterville, at a later date. Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.
SKOWHEGAN -- Irene T. (Quirion) Hamilton, 101, of Skowhegan, passed away Thursday April 21, 2011, in Madison., She was born May 11, 1909, in Grand Isle, daughter of Amable (Mack) Tardiff and Euphemie M. Ouellette Tardiff., She graduated from Goodwill High School, Hinckley, in 1928. She received her bachelor's degree from Colby College in 1932 and her master's degree from the University of Maine in Orono in 1953., Mrs. Hamilton started her teaching career at Freedom Academy. Subsequently, she taught at Telstar High School in Andover, and Skowhegan High School, where she taught French, Spanish and geography. She moved to Portland and taught at Deering High School. While at Deering, she became department chairman. After her retirement from Deering, she taught Spanish at Katherine McCauley High School in Portland for three years and retired in 1979., While in Skowhegan, she was the recipient of the Frank M. Gilley Scholarship. Mr. Gilley, a Harvard professor, provided a fund to be used to pay for international trips. Mr. Gilley desired that teachers go into the country districts of France, and live in private homes in order to acquire the common spoken language of the people and to observe the daily life and customs of the people. Mrs. Hamilton had to prepare her own itinerary, selecting places of interest. She wrote to the chambers of commerce of various communities in order to confirm the homes in which she would reside. She considered these trips very valuable, not only for teaching the French language but teaching French customs and culture to her students. While at Deering High School, under the auspices of the Foreign Language League of Salt Lake City, she escorted two groups of students to France to study the languages and culture of the French people. The first group, during the summer of 1966, spent three weeks in Evian les Bains on Lake Geneva and three weeks in Versailles. The second group, during the summer of 1969, went to Antibles, on the French Riviera and to Rembouillet. Mornings were spent in class; afternoons were used for excursions that included museums, churches or whatever was of interest in the area where they were staying. Swimming, basketball and volleyball were a few of the activities available to the league participants. Weekends usually were occupied with longer over-night excursions. She particularly enjoyed the trips to France, as both she and her students were able to enjoy and study the historic cities, museums, artists and customs., Mrs. Hamilton was a former member of the American Association of Teachers of French and the Portland Chapter of L'Alliance Francoise. For many years, until her death, she was a member of the Maine Education Association, the Maine State Retirement system, the Somerset Retired Teachers Association and of Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also a past president of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma while teaching in Portland., Mrs. Hamilton loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to knit, crochet and embroider. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles, and loved to cook. She spent her summers at Lake Wesserunsett, where she enjoyed her summer retreat with all the outdoor activities and visits with family and friends., She is survived by a son, Austin L. Quirion and wife Angela of Skowhegan and Hudson, Fla.; a daughter, Deane Q. King and husband Richard, also of Skowhegan and Hudson; one sister, Althea T. Smith, of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Dr. Donald M. Tardiff and wife Lynn of East Weymouth, Mass., and Richard C. Tardiff of Whitesboro, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., She is predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Lewis J. Tardiff and C. Emery Tardiff, of Fairfield; and two sisters, Sr. Mary Christina (Aurice) of South Bend, Ind., and Lucille T. Stevens of Akron, Ohio., At her request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at a later date to be announced. Burial will occur at Saint Francis Cemetery in Waterville, at a later date., Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan., In lieu of flowers, and at her request, memorial donations may be made payable to the Irene T. Hamilton Scholarship Fund and sent to Skowhegan Area High School, c/o Jane Bigelow, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, ME 04976., Notes of remembrance may be left for the family at www.smartandedwardsfh.com.
Irene T. (Quirion) Hamilton, 101, SKOWHEGAN -- Irene T. (Quirion) Hamilton, 101, of Skowhegan, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Madison., She was born on May 11, 1909, in Grand Isle, the daughter of Amable (Mack) Tardiff and Euphemie M. Ouellette Tardiff. She was a graduate of Goodwill High School, Hinckley, in 1928. She received her bachelor's degree from Colby College, Waterville in 1932, and her master's degree from the University of Maine in Orono in 1953., Mrs. Hamilton started her teaching career at Freedom Academy. Subsequently, she taught at Telstar High School in Andover and Skowhegan High School, where she taught French, Spanish and Geography. She moved to Portland and taught at Deering High School. While at Deering she became Department Chairman. After her retirement from Deering, she taught Spanish at Catherine McCauley High School in Portland for three years and retired in 1979., While in Skowhegan, she was the recipient of the Frank M. Gilley Scholarship. Mr. Gilley, a Harvard professor, provided a fund to be used to pay for international trips. Mr. Gilley desired that teachers go into the country districts of France and, live in Private homes in order to acquire the common spoken language of the people and to observe the daily life and customs of the people. Mrs. Hamilton had to prepare her own itinerary, selecting places of interest to her. She wrote to the Chamber of Commerce of various communities in order to confirm the homes in which she would reside. She considered these trips very valuable, not only for teaching the French language but teaching the French customs/ culture to her students., While at Deering High School in Portland, under the auspices of the Foreign Language League of Salt Lake City, she escorted two groups of students to France to study the languages and culture of the French people. The first group, during the summer of 1966, spent three weeks in Evian les Bains on Lake Geneva and three weeks in Versailles. The second group, during the summer of 1969 went to Antibles, on the French Riviera and in Rembouillet. Mornings were spent in class; afternoons were used for local excursions which included museums, churches or whatever was of interest in the area where they were staying. Swimming, basketball and volleyball were a few of the activities available to the League participants. Weekends usually were occupied in longer over night excursions. She particularly enjoyed the trips to France, as both she and her, Irene T. (Quirion) Hamilton, Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 207-474-3357, students were able to enjoy and study the historic cities, museums, artists and customs., Mrs. Hamilton was a former member of the American Association of Teacher of French and the Portland Chapter of L'Alliance Francoise. For many years, until her death, she was a member of the Maine Education Association; the Maine State Retirement system; the Somerset Retired Teachers Association and of Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also a past president of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma while teaching in Portland., Mrs. Hamilton loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to knit, crochet and embroider. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles and loved to cook. She spent her summers at Lake Wesserunsett where she enjoyed her summer retreat with all the outdoor activities and visits with family and friends., She is survived by a son, Austin L. Quirion and wife Angela of Skowhegan and Hudson, Fla., daughter, Deane Q. King and her husband Richard also of Skowhegan and Hudson; one sister, Althea T. Smith of Houston, Texas, two brothers, Dr. Donald M. Tardiff and his wife Lynn of East Weymouth, Mass., and Richard C. Tardiff of Whitesboro, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Lewis J. Tardiff and C. Emery Tardiff of Fairfield, and also two sisters, Sr. Mary Christina (Aurice) of South Bend, Ind., and Lucille T. Stevens of Akron, Ohio., At her request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date to be announced. Burial will be at Saint Francis Cemetery in Waterville at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. Notes of remembrance may be left for the family at, In lieu of flowers, and at her, request, memorial donations, may be made payable to:, The Irene T. Hamilton Scholarship Fund and sent to:, Skowhegan Area High School, Care of Jane Bigelow, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 AM
DIXFIELD — Jeanne Luce, age 85, of Kidder Avenue, Dixfield, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 21, at her residence. She was born in Dixfield on July 27, 1925, a daughter of Robert and Grace (Coburn) Ames. Jeanne was educated in Dixfield schools and was a graduate of Dixfield High Sch...
DETROIT - Joey Cianchette, 53, died Easter morning, April 24, 2011, at a Fairfield health care facility. He was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Waterville, a son of Joseph and Greta (Ouillette) Cianchette Jr. Joey attended Marie Bradford School for four years. He was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Pittsfield. In addition to his parents of Detroit, he is survived by three brothers, James and wife, Carolyn, Christopher and wife, Valarie, and Michael and wife, Jane, Cianchette, all of Pittsfield; three sisters, Laura Cianchette and partner, Dan Kolbert, of Portland, Patricia and husband, Steven Skirnick, of Perryville, Md., and Amy and husband, Sean Donaghy, of Washington; many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at St. Agnes Church, Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Kent Ouellette officiating. Burial will be at Pittsfield Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Skills, Inc., P.O. Box 65, St. Albans, ME 04971. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
CREMO, JOSEPH R. - 89, April 24, 2011. Visiting hours, April 27, 4-7 p.m., Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway & prayers, 11:15 a.m., Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial, 12 p.m., St. Patrick's Church, 1342 Congress St., Portland. Burial, Calvary Cemetery.
Joseph R. Cremo, 89, PORTLAND -- Joseph R. Cremo, 89, went home to Jesus with his wife by his side from the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on April 24, 2011., He was born in Portland, the son of Antonio and Santa Ciccomancini Cremonese and attended Portland schools, graduating in 1940., Mr. Cremo was a Marine Corp. Veteran serving in both, and the, . He married his sweetheart, Lillian Katherine Mulkern in 1946, the same year they were both discharged from the military. Lillian served two years in the Navy., Joe began serving the people of Portland as a member of the Portland Fire Department in 1950. He was the youngest fire fighter ever to become captain. He became Chief of the Fire Department in 1965, again being one of the youngest who came through the ranks from fire fighter, retiring in 1975. He was also President of the New England Fire Fighters Association., Joseph was a communicant of St. Patrick's Catholic Church with a large, strong fellowship in their church family. Lillian is very appreciative of all the kindnesses expressed through prayer and support., Joseph had a passion for music, teaching himself to play guitar, ukulele, banjo, and a little piano too! He loved boating, having spent several summers on his boat, 'Rocme.' Whenever there were family or social gatherings, he always brought one of his instruments for a wonderful Sing-A-Long., Joseph was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, David. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lillian; his sister, Mrs. Mary Earley; several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews., Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the chapel at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday followed by a 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 1342 Congress St., Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at, Lillian and her family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Maine for their loving care., In lieu of flowers, memorial, donations are suggested for:, Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074, Joseph R. Cremo
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 AM
FALMOUTH — June S. Margolin, 91, formerly of Auburn, died Sunday April 24, at Sedgewood Commons, with her family at her side. She was born in Auburn on June 7, 1919, a daughter of the late Soloman and Leah (Colp) Meltzer. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Edward L...
Watson, Junita S., 94, of Clinton, died April 25 in Waterville.
CLINTON -- Junita S. Watson, 94, of Clinton, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 25, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer campus. She was born at home in Canaan on Aug. 6, 1916, the daughter of Eugene and Nancy Pearl (Nason) Salsbury., She graduated from Clinton High School in 1935 and married Myron E. Watson in October 1935. She worked for the Clinton Woolen Mill and Besse Brothers Tannery, and she assisted Myron in the operation of Redington's Funeral Home in Clinton. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing for many people., She attended the Methodist Church. She received a Silver Star Certificate for 25 years of service to the Clinton Grange. She was a member of the Town and Country Trail Riders and the Clinton Senior Citizens. She assisted in developing the school lunch program by cooking food and bringing it into the schools to feed the children., She accompanied Myron on many hunting and fishing excursions and enjoyed spending time at the Canaan and Moosehead camps. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Myron E. Watson., She is survived by her two sons, Gerald A. Watson and wife Ruth, and David L. Watson and wife Lila, all of Clinton; a cousin who was more like a sister, Eileen Booker and husband Hollis; longtime special friend, Betty Chandler; grandchildren, Laurie Watson Dale and husband David Dale, Michael Watson and wife Jody, Mark Watson and wife Kim, David L. Watson II and wife Loriann, Matthew Watson and wife LeeAnn, and Missy Watson Parlin and husband Rod; great-grandchildren, Rachel Watson, Matthew Dale, Katherine Watson, Tashia Watson, Devon Watson, Jonathan Dale, Hannah Parlin, Taylor Watson, Lauren Watson, Hallee Parlin, Brielle Watson and Brandon Watson., The family would like to offer special thanks to all the caregivers that helped Nana and allowed her to stay at her home., Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church at 36 Church St. in Clinton. Burial will occur at Greenlawn Rest Cemetery in Clinton., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brown Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton, c/o John Whitten, 12 McNally Road, Clinton, ME 04927., Condolences may be expressed at www.lawrybrothers.com., Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 107 Main St., Fairfield; 453-6049 or 800-660-2111.
Cochran, Kenneth W., 84, of Limestone, died April 15 in Bangor.
LIMESTONE -- Kenneth W. Cochran (Good Looking 007), age 84, of Limestone, passed away April 15, 2011, in Bangor. He was born in Patten, April 10, 1927, son of Albert and Sarah Cochran., He was a World War II veteran. He lived many years in Bridgewater. He spent 44 years as a truck driver for many people. He enjoyed stock car racing, fishing, playing cards and bingo., He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Limestone; daughter Judih Pendleton of Waterville; two sons, Ernest Cochran and Suzie of Camden, and Stephen Cochran and Faith of Easton; a special nephew, Mike, and Kathy Crawford of Presque Isle; three sisters, Glen Oxton of Rockland, Charlene Thompson and Marie Hamilton of Connecticut; grandchildren Kenneth Smith and Connie Cummings of Littleton, Joseph Smith and Janet Marston of Appleton Ridge, Jimmy Smith of Wiscasset, Harry and Diedra Smith of Morrow, and Steven and Kathy Smith of Waterville, Todd and Heather Cochran of Caribou, Sarah Cochran of Manhattan, N.Y., Isiah and Trish Cochran of Pennsylvania, Thor Cochran of Fort Fairfield, and Abby and Matt Powers of Bridgewater; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; five stepsons, John and Elaine Burns of Oakland, Charlie and Timmy Burns of Limestone, Dana and Kelly Burns of Massachusetts, and Patrick and Pansy Burns of Presque Isle; 11 step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend JJ Bell of Limestone., He was predeceased by his parents; seven brothers; two sisters; a great-great-grandson; and the mother of his children, Jennie Cochran., He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lester Knowlton Post 9389 of Caribou and the American Legion Post 127 in Limestone., Military services will be May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Cemetery on Washburn Road in Caribou with Pastor Lawrence Beals officiating. A gathering will follow at the VFW Hall in Caribou.
HARDISON, LESTER F. (BUDDY) - 84, April 23, 2011. Visiting hours, April 28, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland & funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Lester Frank, Hardison, 84, SOUTH PORTLAND -- Lester F. (Buddy) Hardison, 84, of Ocean View Avenue, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Maine Veterans' Home with his family by his side., Lester was born in Portland on July 2, 1926, the son of Lester H. and Vivian Huntley Hardison. He attended local schools and graduated from South Portland High School. Following High School he served in the United States, Air Corp. during, as a mechanic and was stationed in Hawaii., On April 24, 1950, he married Rosemary Anna Mulherin in Portland., Lester worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier in the Thornton Heights area, retiring after 40 years of service. In his spare time, Lester could usually be seen attending some type of sporting event in which one of his children, and later his grandchildren was involved. He cared for many of his grandchildren after school and also coached their teams during Little League Baseball. He was an avid supporter of High School sports. Lester also loved animals, especially his cats., He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary; a sister, Rita Gray, and a brother, Harold Hardison. He is survived by two daughters, Carol and her husband Stratos Demakis of South Portland, Janet Brady and her husband George Hamelin of Merritt Island, Fla., two sons, Peter and his wife Cathy of South Portland, and Thomas and his wife Carole of Scarborough; six grandchildren, Brian Dunphe, Kelly Brooks, Meghan Hardison, Kevin Hardison, David Hardison and Michael Brady; four great-grandchildren, Payton and Ethan Dunphe, and Tatum and Quinn Brooks; and several nieces and nephews., Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Conroy- Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. A funeral service will follow at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at, Those desiring may make a, memorial contribution to:, Maine Veteran's Home, 290 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074, or to Mercy Hospital, 144 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, Lester Frank, Hardison
FLEMING, LOIS ANITA - 72, of Lebanon, April 22, 2011, in Sanford. Graveside, Forest Grove Cemetery, North Lebanon, April 27, 10 a.m. Gathering, Second Baptist Church, 256 Bakers Grant Rd., North Lebanon. Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.
EASTON - Loretta M. Brown, 93, went to heaven April 22, 2011. She was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Ashland, to Avon and Inez (Pratt) Wilcox. She had been a resident at Presque Isle Nursing Home for the past 21/2 years and left a wonderful remembrance to everyone that she came in contact with. Loretta, along with her husband Aubrey, farmed in Easton for many years. They raised four children, Steve of Pettigeu, Ark., Sally Longmoore of Hingham, Mass., Betty Myers of Endwell, N.Y., and Molly Curran of Easton. Loretta was a member of Easton Wesleyan Church. Loretta is also survived by a special nephew who was like a son to her, Justin Brown of Brewer; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Easton Wesleyan Church where a funeral service will begin 4 p.m. with the Rev. Matthew Maxwell officiating. Interment will be after at Estes Park Cemetery, Easton. Loretta requested in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the memorial fund at Easton Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 15, Easton, ME 04740. Online condolences may be expressed at
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 AM
LIVERMORE FALLS — Louise “Blondie” Bryant, 73, a resident of Park Street, Livermore Falls, passed away at sunrise on Easter Sunday, April 24, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Easter being her favorite holiday it seemed very appropriate that that was the day God calle...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 AM
LISBON — Lucille Odette Kerrigan, 91, of 9 Arundel Drive, Lisbon, died Tuesday, April 19, at her grandson's home, where she had lived for the past four years. Born in Lewiston on April 28, 1919, a daughter of Alfred and Lea Parent, she graduated from Lewiston High School and upon gra...
Farrington, Marcia B., 89, of the Windsor Road, South China, died April 22, at her home.
SOUTH CHINA, MAINE -- Marcia B. Farrington, 89, of the Windsor Road, died April 22, 2011, at her home after a brief illness. She was born at home in Whitefield, Maine, on April 1, 1922, the daughter of Delbert F. Brann Sr. and Georgia (Colby) Brann., Marcia attended Coopers Mills grammar school, two years at Whitefield High School and graduated from Cony High School of Augusta in 1939., After school, she worked at Howe's Fur Co. in Coopers Mills., She married Carleton Farrington on Sept. 9, 1945. After raising three sons, she worked at Farrington Clothing Store in South China., For years, she enjoyed knitting gifts for family and friends, playing Beano and other card games, and spending time with her family. She had a great love for watching birds and her dog, Sadie. She was predeceased by her parents, and step-mother, Ruth Brann; her husband, Carleton; her son, Timothy and his wife Shirley, and her brother, Delbert Brann, Jr., Mrs. Farrington is survived by her two sons, Theodore Farrington, and Thomas Farrington and his wife Nancy; daughters, Jessica, and Johanna and her husband Kirk Studholm; and great-grandchildren, Parker and Ethan all of South China; grandson Carleton "Chip" Farrington of China, his daughter Megan and great-grandson Trey; her sisters, Nina Aho of Union, Frances Gould and her husband Don of Whitefield and Betty Lou Crocker of Coopers Mills; her brothers, Freeman Brann and his wife Joyce of Texas, and Austin Brann and his wife Marti of Augusta; sister-in-law Martha Brann of South China; four step-grandchildren, Steven, Terry, Kelly and Mike; and numerous nieces and nephews., There will be no public visiting hours. A graveside service will be held Monday, May 2, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Chadwick Hill Cemetery, Windsor Road, South China, Maine. Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, Maine. Condolences may be expressed at www.plummerfh.com., ,
SKILLINGS, MARIAN L. (STANFORD) - April 23, 2011. Visiting hour, April 28, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & memorial service, 12 p.m., Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Interment, Black Point Cemetery.
Marian L. (Stanford) Skillings, SCARBOROUGH -- Marian L. (Stanford) Skillings, formerly of 193 Spurwink Rd., passed away on April 23, 2011, at Maine Veterans Home, following a 25+ year battle with Parkinson's disease. She was a resident at Maine Veteran's Home for the past 15 years., Marian was born at home on March 18, 1923, and lived her life in Scarborough by the Spurwink River, a river she loved and enjoyed. She loved watching the tide come in under a full moon, floating with the current towards Higgins Beach in a rubber raft, and going for boat rides with her husband, Clayton. She enjoyed nature and God's beauty, and she valued honesty and hard work. To Marian these were the finer things in life., She was a graduate of Scarborough High School and a member of the Black Point Congregational Church. In her youth, she was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary and the Women's Bowling League., In June of 1941, she married her high school sweetheart and lifetime love, Clayton Skillings. Together they raised a beautiful family. She was a homemaker and took great pride in making this her full time job and it showed in the way she cared for her family. She was a wonderful cook. Her hermit cookies, fried clams and pies were some of her family's favorites. She loved poetry and enjoyed reciting poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and rhymes of her childhood. She was loving and caring and had a very special way with children. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She could make a simple sandwich into a picnic and a blanket into the best tent. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother., She was predeceased by her parents George W. Stanford and, Marian L., (Stanford) Skillings, Eva Belle Pierce; her husband Clayton in February of 2004; a baby daughter, Patty Louise in May 1952; two sisters, Eleanor Lorfano, Charlotte Jackson, a brother, George H. Stanford; several brothers-in-law; and her son-in-law, F. Dean DeRoche. Surviving are three sons, Clayton Jr. and his wife Susan, Larry and his wife Toni, Terry and his wife Doris, one daughter, Judith DeRoche; her sisters, Edith Danby Jordan and her husband Kenneth, Frances and her companion Randal Jordan, and her brother, Leland Stanford and his wife Joan. Her sister Edith missed very few daily visits in the 15 years; she was at the MVH. The love for her sister was unconditional. Marian (Nana) was blessed with nine granddaughters, two grandsons; five great- granddaughters and eight great-grandsons., Thank you to the special people at MVH for the many years of loving care. Also, thank you to VNA Hospice for allowing our mother to do it her way, with grace, peace and dignity. As was said, she was driving the bus and we were just going for the ride., There will be a visiting hour on Thursday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m., at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Interment will follow at the Black Point Cemetery immediately following the service., In lieu of flowers, donations, may be made to:, The Maine Children's, Cancer Program, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, Maine 04074, The Maine Parkinson Society, 359 Perry Rd., Bangor, Maine 04401, or to the Scarborough, Rescue Department, 246 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074
OLD TOWN - Marion E. Fickett, RN, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Bangor. Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Mahanoy City, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. Jay George and Margaret Pearson, Marion grew up in Philadelphia, and later studied nursing at Abbington Hospital, Abbington, Pa., and the University of Pennsylvania. She married Maj. Ivan W. Fickett, in 1952, and they raised their daughter, born in 1953, Elizabeth A. Davis, on Long Island, N.Y. She and Ivan moved to East Machias in the early 1970s, where Ivan predeceased her in 1979. Marion was proud to be a nurse and served as the 3-11 supervisor at Marshall Health Care, East Machias, for 18 years. Prior, she practiced nursing at Hospital for Special Surgery and Daleview Nursing Home in New York. She is remembered as being someone whom everyone liked and who liked everyone. After retirement, she stayed in close touch with coworkers from Marshall Health Care as well as many childhood friends from the Pennsylvania area. Marion was proudest of all of her three grandsons who survive her, James P. Fletcher, Frederick E. Greenhalgh and Alexander G. Greenhalgh. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Johnny Kish and Evelyn Domsalla. She was predeceased by daughter, Elizabeth, in 2009. Throughout her life Marion was unceasingly supportive of her family and beloved by all. She will be missed. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias, where a funeral service will begin 1 p.m. Interment will be at Jacksonville Cemetery, East Machias. Flowers in Marion's memory may be sent to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias. Condolences may be sent at
JONESPORT - Committal services for Marion Smith will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the family lot at Greenwood Cemetery, Jonesport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marion's memory be sent to Community of Christ, care of Sharon Church, P.O. Box 510, Jonesport, ME 04649. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.
PRICE, MARY E. - Memorial Mass, 10 a.m., St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, April 28. Burial, New Calvary, South Portland.
In Memory of, Mary E. Price, 1925 - 2011, Service Announcement, PORTLAND -- Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the 10 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, on April 28, 2011. Burial at New Calvary, South Portland following., Those planning an expression of, sympathy are asked to consider:, Hospice of Southern Maine, Attn.: Development, 180 U.S. Route One, #1, Scarborough, Maine 04074
HERMON - Maxine Alice Hartley, 68, died unexpectedly April 23, 2011, at her home. Maxine was born May 21, 1942, in Howland, daughter of Joseph A. and Edith A. (Drake) Umbro. Maxine went to Howland High School, Class of 1961. Then she met her lifelong love and companion, Chuck, at a roller rink. She became a devoted wife and loving mother. Maxine enjoyed the camp in Lincoln, playing card games, poker and crocheting for everyone. Maxine is survived by her son, Charles "Tiger" and his wife, Sherry, of Hermon; adopted daughter, Shelley Babcock of Winterport; three grandchildren, Kevin, Ashley and Dylan; one brother, Joe Umbro of Connecticut; three sisters, Theresa Casey of Connecticut, Mary Raymond of Florida and Catherine "Rena" Sawyer and husband, Maynard, of West Enfield; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Umbro of New Jersey and Rita Umbro of Lincoln; many special nieces, nephews and loving family members of the Hartley family. Maxine was also grateful for all her amazing friends. She was known as "Nana Maxine" to many children that she loved dearly. Maxine was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Chuck; brothers, Sonny and Stubby; sister, Pauline; brothers-in-law, Gene, Pete and Stanley; and sister-in-law, Joyce. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. April 29 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union Street, Hermon, with a gathering immediately after at the family home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to help with funeral expenses, care of the Hartley family, 690 Blackstream Road, Hermon, ME 04401.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 AM
LEWISTON — Michael G. Ouellette, 54, of Lewiston, passed away on Thursday, April 21, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 27, 1956, a son of Joseph Norman and Elizabeth Miller Ouellette. Following graduation from high school he enlisted ...
Perry, Michael J., 67, of Waterville, died April 22.
WATERVILLE -- Michael J. Perry, age 67, died April 22, 2011, at Oak Grove Nursing Care Center after a courageous battle with COPD, with his two children by his side. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 3, 1944, the son of Gus J. Perry and Catherine (Curran) Perry. He graduated from St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, Pa., in 1962., Michael joined the Navy in May 1965 and served as an E4 electrical repairman on aircraft for three years before receiving an honorable discharge., He belonged to IBEW Local 1253 as a master electrician for 38 years, where he became a supervisor for many industrial and commercial projects. He was a member of the Waterville Elks Club, the American Legion Bourque-Lanigan Post 5, and Corpus Christi Parish., He was very athletic and played in men's softball leagues as a pitcher for many years. He also played basketball and was a great bowler who even considered going pro at a young age. He loved playing poker and spent many of his retirement years frequenting his favorite casinos and at many local poker games., He was predeceased by his parents, Gus J. Perry and Catherine (Curran) Perry., He is survived by his two children, Suzanne M. Dempsey of Winthrop, and Michael G. Perry and his wife, Amanda, of Oakland; six grandchildren: Patrick Dempsey, Derrick Dempsey, Courtney Turner, Chelsea Perry, Jacob Perry and Brayden Perry; a sister, Rosanne Blaney, of Avondale, Pa.; three nieces, Lisa Harvitz, Michelle Panichi and Karen Long; a nephew, Richard Stratten Jr.; and a very special aunt, Constance "Aunt Connie" Perry., A special thank-you goes to all the staff at Oak Grove Nursing Care Center and HealthReach HomeCare & Hospice for their care and support during his stay., Visiting hours will be Thursday, April 28, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland. A Mass celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville., In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in his memory to Catholic Charities of Maine, 66 Western Ave., Waterville, ME 04963.
CALAIS - A graveside service for Nancy Arlene Maxwell, who passed away Jan. 16, 2011, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Calais Cemetery with Pastor Robert Hinton officiating. Services are in the care of Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport.
BANGOR - Oscar Frank Rollins, 89, husband of the late Ruth (Knowles) Rollins, passed away peacefully April 24, 2011, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. He was born Nov. 14, 1922, son of Frank and Crystal (Marble) Rollins. Oscar served in the Army/Air Force during, and was involved in the use of radar to ensure the safety of his country. After release from the military, Oscar worked as a hand sewer for shoes for many years and then ended his working years working at Eastern Fine Paper as a color mixer for paper products. Oscar loved the outdoors. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. In his later years, his ability to engage in these activities was limited, but he always still had the best-edged driveway in the area. Oscar was a gentle, soft-spoken man, but he was treasured by all those who knew him. He always had a thank you for everyone who helped him. He is survived by his son, Darrell Rollins of Bangor; daughter, Lorraine and her husband, Bill Romano, of Hampden; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Leroy Rollins and his wife, Gene; and a great-grandson, Andrew. A special thanks is given to the Maine Veterans Home staff of E Unit who made the last year of Oscar's life comfortable. He loved everyone who helped him and truly felt at home. A service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Pastor Larry Hodgkins and the Rev. Robert Henderson, of Good News Baptist Church, Bangor, officiating. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments immediately after the service at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Maine Veterans Home Activity Fund, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401 or Ruth Rollins Scholarship Fund, care of Good News Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8464, Bangor, ME 04402-8464. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Izon, Pamela J., of Harmony, died April 24.
HARMONY - Pamela J. Izon went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; and her husband, Tom, on Resurrection Sunday, April 24, 2011, after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 16, 1953, in Lincoln, daughter of Glenn Sr. and Joyce (Hamilton) Speed. Pam attended Hodgdon High School, Hodgdon, and later received her bachelor's degree in Christian education from Trinity College of Florida. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Harmony. Pam was a special speaker to lady ministries all throughout New England down to Florida. She greatly enjoyed being Pastor Thomas Izon's wife. Pam was an excellent math teacher, she enjoyed investing in the children's lives that she taught, and she also enjoyed refereeing and coaching volleyball for the Christian school league. More than anything, she loved being a wife, mom and grammie. Pam loved to knit, pick berries and bake. She is survived by her three children, Cynthia Izon of Norridgewock, Elizabeth Rochette and her husband, Richard and their children, Carson and Lila Rochette, all of Golden Lake, Ontario, and Philip Izon and his wife, Tammy and their children, Kendra and Audrey, all of Norridgewock; her parents, Glenn and Joyce Speed of Phenix City, Ala.; three siblings, Glenn Speed Jr. and his wife, Eileen, of Phenix City, Ala., Rebecca Madasz and her husband, David, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Gary Speed and his wife, Melanie, of Howland; numerous nieces and nephews to whom she loved being "Aunt Pammy;" her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Roberta Izon of Harmony; and a special sister-in-law, Kay Johnson and her husband, Richard, of Clearwater, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Thomas E. Izon, in March 2009; and one sister, Kathy Welch. Visitation will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at First Baptist Church of Harmony, High Street, Harmony. A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Harmony Elementary School, Main Street, Harmony. Burial will be after the service at Chadbourne Cemetery, Harmony. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pam Izon Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church of Harmony, P.O. Box 5, Harmony, ME 04942.
HARMONY -- Pamela J. Izon, of Harmony, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her husband, Tom, on Resurrection Sunday, April 24, 2011, following her courageous battle with cancer., She was born June 16, 1953, in Lincoln, the daughter of Glenn Sr. and Joyce (Hamilton) Speed., Pam attended Hodgdon High School in Hodgdon. She later received her bachelor's degree in Christian Education from Trinity College of Florida., She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harmony. Pam was a special speaker to Lady Ministries all over New England down to Florida. She greatly enjoyed being Pastor Thomas Izon's wife., Pam was an excellent math teacher. She enjoyed investing in the children's lives that she taught, and she also enjoyed refereeing and coaching volleyball for the Christian school league. More than anything, she loved being a wife, mom and grammie., Pam loved to knit, pick berries and bake., She is survived by her three children, Cynthia Izon of Norridgewock, Elizabeth Rochette and husband Richard, their children, Carson and Lila Rochette, all of Golden Lake, Ontario, and Philip Izon and wife Tammy, their children, Kendra and Audrey, all of Norridgewock; her parents, Glenn and Joyce Speed, of Phenix City, Ala.; three siblings, Glenn Speed Jr. and wife Eileen of Phenix City, Ala., Rebecca Madasz and husband David of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Gary Speed and wife Melanie of Howland; numerous nieces and nephews to whom she loved being Aunt Pammy; her father- and mother-in-law, Thomas and Roberta Izon of Harmony; and a special sister-in-law, Kay Johnson and husband Richard, of Clearwater, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Thomas E. Izon, in March 2009; and one sister, Kathy Welch., Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Harmony, High Street, Harmony. Burial will follow the service at Chadbourne Cemetery in Harmony. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Harmony Elementary School, Main Street, Harmony., Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pam Izon Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church of Harmony, P.O. Box 5, Harmony, ME 04942.
THOMPSON, PAULA SHIMINSKI - 57, of Damariscotta, in Damariscotta, April 21, 2011. Visiting hours, April 26, 6-7 p.m., Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Funeral Mass, April 27, 11 a.m., St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle.
GOUZIE, PHILIP JOSEPH - 86, of Westbrook, in Portland, April 24, 2011. Visiting hours, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook & funeral service, 10 a.m., Thursday. Interment, St. Hyacinth Cemetery, at a later date.
WHITNEY, PHYLLIS C. - 90, April 22, 2011. Memorial service & celebration of life, South Paris Baptist Church, at a later date.
Phyllis C. Whitney, 90, SOUTH PARIS -- Phyllis C. Whitney, 90, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Market Square Health Care Center after a period of failing health., Phyllis, the first of six children, was born on Sept. 7, 1920, to Linwood and Ernestine Maxim Corbett., She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Pinkham of Windham; son-in-law, Wendell Pinkham; and grandson, Jeremy Pinkham and his wife Hannah Gill of North Carolina. Surviving sisters are Janice (Mrs. Jack Rosenberg) of South Paris, Melva Simmons of Strasburg, Va., and Leone (Mrs. John Callina) of Oxford; and many precious nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents; baby sister Grace Eileen, brother Erwin and his wife Bobbie of Texas; nephew Michael Corbett; and brother- in-law, W. Thomas Simmons., Phyllis was a 1938 graduate of South Paris High School. She attended Gray's Business College in Portland, becoming proficient in shorthand, bookkeeping and typing. After learning that her style of penmanship was not acceptable for the business world, she diligently worked to make her penmanship more business- like, receiving awards for this in the process., She married Robert W. Whitney in Portland in August 1940 where they resided until moving to Port Deposit, Md., where he was assigned to the USNTC Bainbridge. They remained in Maryland after his service in the Navy. She was a bookkeeper for several businesses in the Baltimore area, and was a faithful member of the University Baptist Church in Baltimore., In 1968, Phyllis returned to South Paris and was employed at the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co. until the business closed. She then became the secretary for South Paris Baptist Church and the Paris Christian Academy until retiring at the age of 80., Phyllis never owned a car so she was known around town as the 'Roadrunner,' often walking five miles to her place of birth at the family residence on King Hill. Her great love of nature stemmed from life on the family farm on King Hill. Being particularly fond of trees, family members often made a special point of supplying her with photographs of unusual trees. She was also very fond of mountains, rainbows, butterflies, and gardening., She was a gifted poet. In 1938 she won a $10 prize for her poem, My Garden, that was ultimately published in the local newspaper. She was the class historian at her high school graduation and she presented the class history in poetic form., Phyllis firmly believed that her greatest gift from God was serving others. She was a faithful servant to her Lord, family, friends, and her church. She was always ready to lend a helping hand. In keeping with her service to others, she enrolled in the Anatomical Donor Program at the University of New England., Phyllis' family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Market Square HCC for the care and love they provided during her stay with them., At a later date, a memorial service and celebration of her life will be scheduled at the South Paris Baptist Church., In lieu of flowers, donations may, be made in her memory to:, The Paris Christian Academy, Scholarship Fund, Care of South Paris Baptist Church, 1 Park St., South Paris, Maine 04281, Phyllis C. Whitney
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LEWISTON — Reginald J. “Reg” Breau, 63, of High Street, Rumford, died Saturday, April 23, at the Central Maine Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born in Rumford on Feb. 11, 1948, a son of James and Yvette Gaudet Breau, and graduated from Mexico High Scho...
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TOPSHAM — Richard "Dick" Howard Miller, 83, of Topsham passed away with family at his side on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick, ME.
CAVANAUGH, ROBERTA 'REIDY' - 81, of South Portland, April 19, 2011. Call, April 25, 4-7 p.m., Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Interment, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
BREWER - Rodney W. Carr, 69, passed away April 24, 2011. He was born in Danforth. Rodney was Baptist and an accomplished musician; his happiest times were when he was at his piano. He had a keen interest in politics, and love for antiques and a hobby of restoring fine art. He was a veteran having served in the U.S., . Mr. Carr is survived by his children, Barbara Carey of Old Town, Renae Muscatell of Bradley, Rodney "Toby" Carr and fianceeâ€š Kelly, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., David and wife, Heather Carr, of Augusta, Robin and husband, Jamie Carr-Slauenwhite, of Lincoln, Paul and wife, Cindy Carr, of Belfast, and Stephen and wife, Rosie Carr, of Bangor; his grandchildren, Whitney Carey, Lily Muscatell, Annabelle Muscatell, Abby Slauenwhite, Noah Slauenwhite, Landon Carr, Stephen Carr, Jasmine Carr, Jubilee Carr and Tyler Carr; his sister, Marilyn Weatherbee of Lincoln; a dear friend, Charles Stratton of Augusta; several nieces and nephews. Rodney was predeceased by four brothers, Dana, Kenneth, Irvin and Clifford. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, where services will begin 4 p.m.
HAMPDEN - Ronald Albert Newcomb, 73, died peacefully April 22, 2011, surrounded by family at home after an eight-year battle with Alzeheimer's disease. He was born March 11, 1938, in Livermore Falls, son of Leona L. (Chabot) and Richard M. Newcomb. After graduating from Livermore Falls High School in 1956, Ron began his life journey with a career at Livermore Shoe Co., marrying his beloved, Louise A. Boivin, in 1957, and soon thereafter had four children: three sons and a daughter. Sitting at his bedside, listening to his kind, generous heart beating during his final hours, it is easy to recall how he strived to be a professional human being, extending himself to literally hundreds of family, friends, co-workers and strangers for seven decades. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. In 1966, Ron and family moved to Brewer, where he began working as a shoe designer at Viner Bros., Inc. In 1982, he and Louise returned near his old stomping grounds, living in Jay and working as manager of product development at G.H. Bass Co., Wilton. When this factory closed in 1998, he accepted a position as manager of Technical Services, Yarmouth. During his years in the shoe business, he traveled extensively to include Europe, Puerto Rico, the Dominion Republic, South America, Asia and many U.S. states. Ron retired in 2000, after 45 years working in the shoe business, and he and Louise moved to Hampden to be nearer to their immediate family. As a practicing Roman Catholic, he was a member of St. Rose of Lima when living in Jay and St. Matthews when in Hampden. In his early teens, he taught himself the art of fly-tying. He was notorious for handing out newly-invented, as well as well-known flies, to friends and acquaintances. In 1986, Ron placed first in a fly-tying contest, winning a custom-made bamboo rod from Partridge of England. In 2000, he placed third in the FQSA World Championship Fly Tying Contest, receiving a bronze medal, and in 2002 second place with a silver medal. Photos and patterns of his flies appeared in multiple publications, including Fishing Atlantic Salmon by Joe Bates Jr. & Pamela Bates Richards; SPAWN magazine; and Fly Tyer magazine. As an avid angler, he was a great support and member of Penobscot, Eddington, Veazie, Northern Penobscot, Union River and SPAWN Salmon clubs. He felt it was vital to show support of each, putting together unique fly donations - taking an enormous amount of patience, agility, creativity and care. Once retired Ron volunteered at the Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon Federation's Friends of Craig Brook Hatchery museum in Orland, as well as serving on the board of directors. As a volunteer he taught fly-tying there, as well as at adult education at Old Town High School, Bangor Recreation Department and L.L. Bean. Additionally, he volunteered as a Penobscot River Keeper, showing middle school children how to tie flies. Ron had many other hobbies and interests, such as woodworking and drawing exquisite pen and ink drawings. Ron was a member of Maine Archeological Society for almost two decades, being honored to participate with the University of Maine at Farmington on digs, learning proper techniques. On an independent dig with his son, Dana, they unearthed the largest 1,000-year clay vessel with the most pieces intact to date, which he donated and is on display at the Maine State Museum, Augusta. He learned how to flint knapp and demonstrated several years at the annual Native American Festival held in Bar Harbor. Since a young boy, he always enjoyed fishing and hunting. In the 1960s he became a registered Maine guide. Although he was an excellent archer and rifleman, he had the utmost respect for wildlife, using any animal that he harvested in its entirety. Ron is survived by his wife, Louise A. (Boivin) Newcomb; a son and his wife, Bruce R. and Karen Newcomb of Orrington; twin sons, Dana R. Newcomb of Rhode Island and Kirk R. and wife, Sarah Newcomb, of New York; daughter, Jane Campbell and husband, Daniel Campbell, of Brewer; and three grandchildren, Daisy Campbell, Nicholas Newcomb and Abigail Newcomb. He is also survived by his twin brother, Donald W. Newcomb; and brother, Charles H. "Lin" and Marsha Newcomb, all of Livermore Falls. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Clarence R., Earl E. and George A. Newcomb. Family and friends are invited to visit 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 70 Western Ave., Hampden. A continued time of remembrance with light refreshments will be held in the church hall immediately after the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Friends of Craig Brook Hatchery, attention: John Laslie, Treasurer, P.O. Box A, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland, ME 04431 or The Unified Clubs, care of Penobscot Salmon Club, P.O. Box 771, Bangor, ME 04402. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through
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HAMPDEN — Ronald Albert Newcomb, 73, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 22 after an 8-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on March 11, 1938, in Livermore Falls. He was the son of Richard M. and Leona L. Chabot Newcomb. After graduating from Liv...
HARMON, RONALD B. - 66, April 23, 2011, in Portland. Hour of visitation, April 27, 2-3 p.m. & prayer service, 3 p.m., Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish.
Ronald B. Harmon, 66, LIMERICK -- Ronald B. Harmon, 66, of the Parsonsfield Road, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness. He was born in Portland on Dec. 17, 1944, the son of Norman and Lucille Lord Harmon. He attended Limerick Schools and graduated from Limerick High School in 1962. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army., Ronald worked for several years at Alfred Footwear in Limerick. He then worked for many years at Reese Industries in Westbrook, then for several more years at Eagle Industries in Hollis, from where he retired in 2007. He also operated Harmon's Apple Orchard, which he took over from his father, for many years while still working other jobs., He had been an athlete in high school, playing baseball and basketball. In his later years, he enjoyed watching all sports on television. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and going up to camp at Aziscoos Lake., Ronald had been a member of the Odd Fellows Highland Lodge # 48 in Limerick., Surviving are his daughter, Rhonda Stitson and her husband Dean of Limerick; his sister, Norma L. Boucher and her husband Roger of Limerick; as well as many loving nieces, nephews; cousins and an uncle., There will be an hour of visitation on Wednesday, April 27, from 2 to 3 p.m., immediately followed by a brief prayer service at 3 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish., In lieu of flowers, please make, donations to:, Limerick Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 195, Limerick, Maine 04048, Ronald B. Harmon
KNUDSEN, RUTH ELIZABETH (JACOBSEN) - 98, of Kennebunk, formerly of Melrose, Mass., April 22, 2011, in Saco. Visiting hours, April 27, 4-6 p.m., Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk; Eastern Star Service, 6 p.m. & funeral service following. Interment, 11 a.m., April 28, Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Mass.
Ruth Elizabeth, (Jacobsen), Knudsen, 98, KENNEBUNK -- Our beloved Ruth Elizabeth (Jacobsen) Knudsen, 98, a resident of Kennebunk, formerly of Melrose, Mass., died on Friday evening, April 22, 2011, at Seal Rock Health Care Facility in Saco, after a brief illness., She was born in North Reading, Mass., on Nov. 23, 1912, the daughter of Elwood S. and Josephine L. (Quigley) Abel Sr. She attended Malden High School and was a long-time sales woman for Sears Roebuck and Jordan Marsh Department Stores., She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Melrose Chapter 14 since 1950, where she served as the organization's 75th Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the First Congregational Church in Melrose, Mass., since 1941, The Woman's Club of Melrose, since 1940, The 200 Club of Melrose, and The Community Associates., Ruth was an elegant lady with an incredible positive attitude, who loved life. She brightened any room with her energy, spunk and sense of humor. She found great pleasure in spending time with her family, friends and her cat., Ruth was an avid Boston sports fan. She rooted for the Red Sox, The Patriots, The Celtics and The Bruins. She loved reading, knitting, travelling, camping, going to Bingo and making puzzles while socializing with her friends. She was a friend of many and always enjoyed the company of others. Ruth loved her social gatherings. She was also known for her feisty nature and twinkling blue eyes., She was predeceased by her first husband, Magnus H. Jacobsen who died in 1971; and also by her second husband, Birger L. Knudsen who died in 1987. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Ruth G. Wyman; and her three brothers, Elwood (Bud) S. Abel Jr., Raymond J. Abel and Harold J. Abel. She is survived by two loving sons, Lawrence E. Jacobsen and his wife Donna of Alfred, and Steven M. Jacobsen and his wife Kathy of Kennebunk; her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She is the last of her generation in the family and will be missed by all., Her outlook on life could be summed up with her favorite song, a waltz, ' Let Me Have One More Dance.', Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 4-6 p.m., at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, followed by an Eastern Star Service at 6 p.m., and funeral service immediately following. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose, Mass. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk., Should friends desire, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to:, The Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, Maine 04094, Ruth Elizabeth (Jacobsen) Knudsen
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RUMFORD — Ruth M. Karpen, 85, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 17, at her residence with family members by her side. Ruth was born in Rumford on May 10, 1925, the daughter of Cecil and Christie Stevens Mahoney, and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford. ...
CORINTH - Viola M. Story, 80, died April 24, 2011, at a Bangor hospital. She was born May 16, 1930, in Palmyra, daughter of Stanley and Grace (White) Bates. She had worked as a former nurse's aide, and owned and operated her own boarding home for several years prior to residing at Corinthian Manor, Corinth. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Perkins; a special niece, Donna Mower, both of Guilford; several nieces and nephews; and a special great-niece, Cheryl. Cremation arrangements are by Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth. Please visit
TURNER, WILBUR LOWE - in Eliot, April 4, 2011. J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home.
Wilbur Lowe Turner, ELIOT -- Wilbur Lowe Turner passed away at his home in Eliot on April 4, 2011., Will was born on March 30, 1926, in Plymouth, Mass., to Elsie Lowe Turner and Horace F. Turner. He grew up in Milton, Mass., where his father was Superintendent of Schools., Prior to enlisting in the, on D-Day, Wilbur attended, . He had more schooling at The Virginia Military Institute and eventually served in Italy. Upon return to the U.S. he attended Brown University for his junior year. After taking an insurance aptitude test at a friend's apartment he left college and began his career in Boston, Mass., at The Travelers Insurance Company., After a brief courtship he married Barbara Scott Pierce on Jan. 30, 1953. They lived in Hingham, Mass., and began their family. Wilbur was offered a promotion that would take him to New York City and instead he and Bar made the decision to move the family to Kittery Point. They winterized a summer home on Cutts Island and relocated in 1963., This move resulted in wonderful adventures for everybody. Peter, Wendy, Liz and Jenny ran free in the woods, on the coastline, and beaches. Wilbur became a Marine Surveyor, establishing Lusty & Turner and spent his days at boat yards assessing yachts and commercial fishing boats. He and Barbara took up tennis, becoming active members at Sunny Meadows Tennis Association. They cruised the Atlantic with friends, ending up in places like Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bermuda. They eventually bought a cottage on Guana Cay in the Bahamas where many of their long time friends also set up for the cold months. They had wonderful times on the Cay; rum on the porch at sunset and messing around in boats., Wilbur loved to work with wood, making beautiful half-model boats, and was quite an artist. Every birthday brought hand drawn birthday cards for his children. Wilbur served on the Kittery Port Authority, was a member of the Federal Fire Society, the York Harbour Reading Room, and a proprietor at the Portsmouth Athenaeum. He and a group of friends reactivated the Kittery Yacht Club., He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara S. Turner; his sisters, Alice Francis and Hazel Leard, his brother, Horace Turner; and his loving dogs, Schatzi and Sadie. He is survived by his son, Peter S. Turner and his wife Colleen B. Jones-Turner of South Portland, and daughters, Wendy L. Turner and her wife Paula J. Ickeringill of Kittery Point, Elizabeth F. Turner and her partner Stuart W. Ober of Eliot, and Jennifer C. Hateley and her husband William B. Hateley of Battlefield, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Morrigan S. Turner and Elijah B. Ober., The family wants to acknowledge the devoted and loving caregivers who slipped Wilbur cookies and candy bars when no one was looking., Arrangements are entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home., Contributions may be made, in memory of Wilbur to:, Kittery Land Trust, P.O. Box 467, Kittery, Maine 04904-0467
TIMBERMAN, WILLIAM GLENN II - 57, of Kennebunk, April 22, 2011. Visiting hours, April 26, 6-8 p.m., Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. Private family service.