Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Maine Obituaries 04/27/2011


 

Adian Smith "Ed" Preston

ROQUE BLUFFS - Adian "Ed" Smith Preston, 82, beloved husband and father, died Monday, April 25, 2011, in Machias, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Roque Bluffs, son of the late Horace and Minnie (Morse) Preston Sr. He was a retired civil service worker. In later years he loved lobster fishing. Adian loved the outdoors. He enjoyed walking and chopping wood. His greatest love was spending time with his family. Adian was predeceased by four brothers, Horace Jr., Leo Sr., Bertram Sr. and Tyrone Sr.; three grandsons, Craig "CJ" Wood Jr. and twins, Shea and Riley Connelly; and a son-in-law, Herbert Wood Jr. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna (Kilton) Preston of Roque Bluffs; two daughters, Elaine M. Wood of Machiasport and Marlene Hall and husband, Karl, of Machias; two sons, Ivory "Fuzzy" Preston and wife, Valarie, and Martin Preston of Roque Bluffs; grandchildren, Craig Wood and wife, Brenda, of Machiasport, Lynn Connnolly and husband, Dennis, of Biddeford, Joshua Preston and wife, Lisa, of Nashville, Katie Orr and husband, Jason, of Farmington, Matthew Hall and wife, Suzanne, of Massachusetts, Marcus Hall and wife, Carrie, of Waterville, Micah Hall and wife, Ashley, of Massachusetts, Tanya Preston of South Portland, Derek Preston of New Hampshire and Emily and Adam Preston, both of Florida; three sisters, Alta Kilton of Machias, Mina Preston of Scarborough and Gail St. Jock of Westbrook; two brothers, Vernon Preston Sr. and Glen Preston Sr. and wife, Mina, of Roque Bluffs; sisters-in-law, Alice Mae Morse of Machias, Margaret Preston, Linda Preston and Sherrill Preston, all of Roque Bluffs; six great-grandchildren, Brooke Wood, Fiona Connolly, Natalee and Jaycee Orr and Adam and Evan Hall; many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to CHCS Hospice Services. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Great Cove Cemetery, Roque Bluffs. Condolences may be made online at


 


 

Bennett Hieu Nguyen

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. 


 


 

Carol Johnson Thornton

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:11 PM 

CARSON CITY, NV — Carol Johnson Thornton, 75, of Carson City, Nevada died on April 16, 2011. She was born on August 31, 1935 in Bath, Maine the daughter of Royal A and Gladys (Olm) Johnson.


 


 

Carol R. Carson

CARSON, CAROL R. - 71, of Cape Neddick, April 25, 2011, in Dover, N.H. Celebration of life this summer. Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.


 


 

Caroline L. Johnson

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:11 PM 

BRUNSWICK — Caroline L. Johnson, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Amenity Manor in Topsham, Friday, April 22, 2011.


 


 

Christa L. Giddinge

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:11 PM

BRUNSWICK — Christa L. Giddinge, age 84 of Brunswick, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Plant Home in Bath.


 


 

Clifton A. Anderson

NEW SWEDEN - Clifton A. Anderson, 81, passed away April 26, 2011, with his family by his side at home. Clifton was born Aug. 8, 1929, on the family farm in New Sweden, to Anton and Dora (Larson) Anderson. Clifton attended New Sweden schools, and later farmed with his father until he was drafted in the Army, where he served from 1952 to 1954. After his discharge from the service, he worked 20 years as a construction foreman for Brescia Construction Co. He then went to work for International Paper Co. as a foreman at Blackstone Siding, where he worked for nine years, after which he worked 11 years as a wood yard supervisor at Columbia Forest Products, Presque Isle. He then worked five years at Lane Construction until his retirement. He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 136. Clifton loved gardening, hunting and fishing. He also loved camping with his family. He was a special uncle to all of his nephews and nieces. He had special memories of them visiting on the farm when they were little so he could give them rides on the "Little Ford Tractor." He is survived by his wife, Irma Anderson of New Sweden; two sons, Craig and his wife, Sharon Anderson, of Stockholm and Mark Anderson of New Sweden; two special grandchildren, Spc. Patrick Daniel Lausier and Gabriella Joy, who were his pride and joy; two sisters, Ina Noel of Millbury, Mass., and Clarice Helstrom and her husband, Marshall, of Brewer; one brother, Gilbert "Mickey" Anderson of Millbury, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Anderson of Caribou and Francine Anderson of Madawaska Lake and Florida; and one brother-in-law, Fred Michaud of Florida. In addition to his parents, Clifton was predeceased by eight sisters, Audrey Thorsen, Viola Sturgeon, Evelyn Archer, Irene Tetreault, Louise Pude, Doris Michaud, Jeannette Goranson and Rosella Anderson; and four brothers, George, Andrew, Clyde and Leslie. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Morgan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aroostook House of Comfort Foundation, P.O. Box 766, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


 


 

Daniel A. Fecteau

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

LEWISTON — Daniel A. Fecteau, 46, of Ridgewood Avenue, died Saturday, April 23, at his home, after a very sudden illness.He was born in Lewiston on Jan. 8, 1965, a son of Gerald and Geraldine (Martin) Fecteau. He was educated in the Auburn school system.He married the love of his ...


 


 

Donald Ernest Lipfert

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.


 


 

Donna M. House

House, Donna M., 61, of Augusta, died April 22. 


 


 

Donna M. House*

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.


 


 

Dorene Anderson

ANDERSON, DORENE - 77, April 23, 2011. Graveside services, 11 a.m., May 9, Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home.


 


 

Dorothy A. Fielder

BANGOR - Dorothy A. Fielder, 81, died April 25, 2011, at a local nursing home. She was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Orono, daughter of Thomas W. and Ethel C. (Watson) Porter. Dorothy graduated from Orono High School, Class of 1948. She worked at the University of Maine, and the city of Bangor for 20 years. Dorothy was a proud member of the Jaycees. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Dan Fielder; two brothers, Roland and Jack Porter; and nephew, Johnny. Dorothy is survived by her son, David Fielder and his wife, Karen, of Brewer; a daughter-in-law, Becky Fielder of Levant, widow of Dan Fielder; four grandchildren, Devon Fielder, Jill Fielder, Judy Bruce and Eric Fielder and his wife, Angie Bortel; one great-grandchild, Edda Bortel-Fielder; several nephews; special friends, Mai, Long and their two sons, Thien and Nhan "Sweetie," who Dottie loved as her own; and her close friends at 173 Pine St. The family expresses a special thank you to Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and New Hope Hospice for the kind care given to Dorothy. A memorial reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Those who wish to remember Dorothy in a special way may make gifts in her memory to New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 70, Eddington, ME 04428-0070. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


 


 

Dorothy T. Boucher

OLD TOWN - Dorothy T. Boucher, 85, passed away peacefully April 25, 2011, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. She was born Oct. 17, 1925. A full obituary will be published in the Bangor Daily News at a later date. Services entrusted to Birmingham Funeral Home.


 


 

Eileen L. Marsh

MARSH, EILEEN L. - 60, of Acton, April 24, 2011. Graveside service, April 29, 10:30 a.m., Forest Grove Cemetery. E. Lebanon. Gathering, home of David & Sandy White in Shapleigh. Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., Alfred.


 


 

Eileen L. Marsh*

Eileen Lovell, Marsh, 60, ACTON -- Eileen L. Marsh, 60, of Acton, died peacefully in her home on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, after recently being diagnosed with terminal cancer., Eileen was born in Sanford on Nov. 23, 1950, the daughter of Richard and Ernestine (Thibodeau) Lovell. She attended St. Ignatius School through the 8th grade and was a graduate of Sanford High School, with the Class of 1969., Following graduation, Eileen trained to become a certified nurse's aide with Maine Medical Center in Portland. With her caring and helpful ways, she found her work both challenging and yet very rewarding. She also worked for a time at Luigi's Pizza in Springvale before urban renewal changed the look and feel of the block., Eileen loved grandchildren, her cats Peanut and Andrew and the beach. Summer camp outs with Eric's family was a special time for her. A favorite pastime was watching old movies and driving around searching for the best yard sales. She was also a creative cook and no one ever left her table hungry., Eileen is survived by her companion of 23 years, Eric Kinney; her step daughter Heather and her children, Zachary and Theresa; her step son Michael and his children, Leola and Edwin; Eileen's mother, Ernestine; her brother Tom and wife Sondra of Latham, N.Y., and his children, Heather, Sarah and Ryan; her sister, Sandy White and husband David and their daughter, Kara Metcalf and husband Rick and their children, Lorin and Halley; their son, Benjamin and wife Heather and their children, Amber, Jordan and Mason; their son Jake and wife Jessica and their children, Justin and Jonathan; and their daughter, Katie. Eileen was predeceased by her father, Richard Lovell., A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at Forest Grove Cemetery off Baker's Grant Road in E. Lebanon, where she will be united in spirit with other family members. Following the service, friends and family are invited to the home of David and Sandy White in Shapleigh. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit, . The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred is respectfully handling arrangements., Eileen would like to thank her doctors, her counselor Glen, and all of her good friends and family who helped her along her journey., In her later years, Eileen became home bound from Parkinson's, disease. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:, The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, New York 10032-9982, Eileen Lovell Marsh


 


 

Eileen Lovell Marsh

ACTON - Eileen L. Marsh, 60, died peacefully Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, at her home, after recently being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Eileen was born Nov. 23, 1950, in Sanford, a daughter of Richard and Ernestine (Thibodeau) Lovell. She attended St. Ignatius School through the eighth grade and was a graduate of Sanford High School, Class of 1969. After graduation, Eileen trained to become a certified nurse's aide with Maine Medical Center, Portland. With her caring and helpful ways, she found her work both challenging and yet very rewarding. She also worked for a time at Luigi's Pizza, Springvale, before urban renewal changed the look and feel of the block. Eileen loved grandchildren; her cats, Peanut and Andrew; and the beach. Summer camp outs with Eric's family were a special time for her. A favorite pastime was watching old movies and driving around searching for the best yard sales. She was also a creative cook and no one ever left her table hungry. Eileen is survived by her companion of 23 years, Eric Kinney; her stepdaughter, Heather and her children, Zachary and Theresa; her stepson, Michael and his children, Leola and Edwin; and her mother, Ernestine Lovell. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Forest Grove Cemetery, off Baker's Grant Road, East Lebanon, where she will be united in spirit with other family members. After the service, friends and family are invited to the home of David and Sandy White in Shapleigh. Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements. To leave a message of condolence for the family and to read a complete obituary, please visit


 


 

Eleanor L. Moulton

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. 


 


 

Eleanor M. Gould

PRESQUE ISLE - Eleanor May Gould, 78, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at her residence. She was born Jan. 8, 1933, in Castle Hill, the daughter of Freeman E. and Viola V. (Vallette) York. She worked many years as a live-in housekeeper. Eleanor was a member of, Ladies Auxiliary Post 2599, Presque Isle. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Billie A. and Kenneth L. Roy of Washburn and Gloria and Ron Legassie Jr. of Presque Isle; a brother, Alden York and his wife, Helen, of Presque Isle; a sister, Elizabeth E. Blethen of Bangor; and three grandchildren, David B. Roy, Daniel A. Roy and Lacie M. Legassie. She was predeceased by an infant daughter; three brothers, Walter J., Freeman E. Jr. and Albert York; and a sister, Ethland Rose Randall. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, with the Rev. Ken Fox officiating. Friends may call noon until time of service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at


 


 

Elisabeth P. Eckmann

HAMPDEN - Elisabeth P. Eckmann, wife of Gary L. Eckmann, passed away peacefully April 25, 2011, at her home after several years of poor health. She was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Gross Laasch, Germany, to Heinrich and Elsa (Reddohl) Pohl. Elisabeth was proud of her heritage and spoke often of her loving and very close relationship with her father. Her stories and recounts of living in Germany and growing up through World War II were riveting and cherished by family and friends. As World War II ended and Elisabeth was in her teens, she escaped from the Russians who took over East Germany. She married her first husband, who was a U.S. soldier, and he brought her to the U.S. in 1954. She taught herself English and adapted to the culture of being in a new country with the aid of her tremendous strong will and love for her children. In 1967 she and her children met her current husband, Gary; they all fell in love and married Dec. 22, 1971, later adding two more children to their fun family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and cherished all her moments with them, especially in the final years of her life. She was generous, proud, classy and stylish who carried herself always with grace. A real tigeress, she was selfless when it came to nurturing her children. Elisabeth was an excellent cook and always at the center of holiday meals. She enjoyed nature, flower gardening, eating out and in her later years studied and converted to Judaism and became a U.S. citizen. After the Berlin Wall came down, she and Gary enjoyed several trips to her hometown, where she was able to visit her family's graves. As her hometown was so dear to Elisabeth, she purchased and donated a bell to the church in the town of Gross Laasch, as it had been taken for the metal to be used toward the war efforts. Elisabeth will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Friends and associates remember her as a very nice lady. Elisabeth supported and worked in the family business in the McDonald's restaurants in Bangor and Brewer. She made friends with many customers, but had a special fondness for the many American veterans she would join for coffee each morning at one of the restaurants. Elisabeth is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Gary L. Eckmann of Hampden; and seven children: daughter, Gala Argent and her children, Nicky and Miles Schuster, son, Mark Fliegelman and wife, Lynn, their children, Diana Zavala, Daniel Fliegelman, Channa Manson, Netsanet Fliegelman, Kibrom Fliegelman and Seba Fliegelman, son, George Fliegelman III and wife, Marion, and his children, George IV and Leslie Fliegelman, son, D. Heinrich Fliegelman and wife, Sandy, and daughter, Carlee Fliegeman, daughter, Patricia Hurst and husband, James, and her children, Cassandra Hurst and Gary-Michiel Hurst, son, Gary M. Eckmann and wife, Kristi, and children, Logan Eckmann, Frankie Eckmann and Sophie Eckmann, daughter, Kristen Eckmann and husband, Ben Rancourt, and children, Ocean Rancourt and Poet Rancourt; a sister, Anne Margaret Dennis of Denton, Texas; a great-grandchild, Noah Hurst; and a niece, Marian Allen. Elisabeth was predeceased by her parents; a granddaughter, Heather Fliegelman; and one great-grandson, Jonah Fliegelman. The family thanks all those that cared for and assisted Elisabeth, especially the team at Eastern Maine Medical Center/Boyd Dialysis Center, Bangor. Family and friends may visit 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where funeral services for family and closest friends will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in Elisabeth's honor may be made to Maine Veterans Home veteran's program and activity fund, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolences and memories may be shared through


 


 

Erna M. Tantillo

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM

AUBURN — Erna M. Tantillo, 80, of 1857 Hotel Road, died Friday, April 22, at her home, with her family by her side. Born in Aschaufburg, Germany Jan 24, 1931, she was the daughter of William and Tekla Schnellbach Geissler. Before moving to the United States in 1958, she married Jose...


 


 

Ernest Dube

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. — Ernest Dube, 79, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 20.He was born in Livermore Falls, Oct. 6, 1931, a son of the late Joseph T. Dube and Leila Eichel Dube. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. During his military career, he and his family s...


 


 

Ernest R. Marin

Marin, Ernest R., 87, of Rockwood and Standish, died April 24 in Scarborough. 


 


 

Ernest R. Marin*

ROCKWOOD AND STANDISH -- Ernest R. Marin, 87, died April 24, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born April 25, 1923, in Lewiston, son of Saturnne and Edna (Dufour) Marin., He served in the Army during World War II, and later worked as a sheet metal worker for many years. He lived in Rockwood for more than 30 years, and three years ago, due to ill health, he and his wife moved to Standish, where they made their home with their granddaughter and her husband., Ernest was a communicant of St. Joseph Mission in Rockwood and was a member of the Knights of Columbus., He is survived by his wife, Rowena Marin, of Standish; a granddaughter, Kathi, and her husband, Carl Eronsseau, and their son, Christopher, all of Standish; five nieces and nephews, John Mercier, Richard Marin, Joline McCowan, Michelle Dorch, all of California, and Clair Conlin of Harpswell; two great-nephews; five great-nieces; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rockwood at a later date, with burial in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.


 


 

Esther A. (Gavel) Wallentine

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.


 


 

Eugene Welenteichick, Sr.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

LEWISTON — Eugene Alexander Welenteichick Sr. (Lt. Col., U.S.A.F., retired), died Tuesday, April 19, at Central Maine Medical Center. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Nov. 30, 1923, the son of Joseph John and Malania Nutzij Welenteichick. On Jan. 13, 1951, he married Mary Eva Gilmo...


 


 

Finley Harper Snow

GLENBURN - Finley Harper Snow, infant son of Benjamin and Chrystal Snow, died unexpectedly April 24, 2011, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He was born March 15, 2011, in Bangor. He is survived by his parents of Glenburn; paternal grandparents, Myra and Skip Salley of Dover-Foxcroft, and Tom and Lynne Snow of Bradford; paternal great-grandmother, Fran Snow of Dover-Foxcroft; maternal grandparents, Dave and Dee Boudreau of Charleston; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no funeral service. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family in a celebration of his life 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the home of his grandparents, 307 Center Road, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House Charities in Finley's name.


 


 

Frank E. Bishop

BISHOP, FRANK E. - 72, of Sedona, Ariz., April 22, 2011. No services. Private burial at later date.


 


 

George H. Ferguson

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

AUBURN — George H. Ferguson, 88, a resident of Pine Street in Lisbon Falls, passed away Monday evening, April 25, at The Hospice House, with family at his side. He died from a number of debilitating diseases, but most prominently from a broken heart from the loss of his wife of 60 years, An...


 


 

George H. Ferguson #1

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:11 PM 

AUBURN — George H. Ferguson, 88, a resident of Pine Street in Lisbon Falls passed away Monday, April 25, at The Hospice House with family at his side.


 


 

Gerald "Joe" Bell Sr.

FALMOUTH and BREWER - Gerald "Joe" William Bell Sr., 85, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully April 23, 2011, surrounded by his immediate family. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Veazie, son of George S and Ethel May Bell. 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 Maine Central Railroad before being recalled to service in the, . He was stationed at Grenier Army Air Field, Manchester, N.H., returning to Dow Air Force Base, 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, . In 1952 Gerald joined 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 more than 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 more than 40 years traveling extensively throughout the Northeast, Florida and California buying antiques and collectibles. Gerald was married to Norma Diana Taylor, Nov. 30, 1946, and they 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, Kaitlynn Porterfield of Pittsburgh and Brittany Bell of Falmouth; and his two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Fiona Reilly. Gerald was predeceased by his siblings, Arthur, George R., Hartley, Alvena, Virginia and Audrey. His family would like to thank all of the professional staff at Beacon Hospice for their wonderful kindness and care. A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Ohio Street, Bangor. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, care of Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


 


 

Gerald William (Joe) Bell Sr.

BELL, GERALD (JOE) WILLIAM SR. - 85, of Falmouth. 


 


 

Germaine M. Barbarite

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.


 


 

Glenice F. Bryant

Bryant, Glenice F., of Whitefield, died April 24. 


 


 

Glenice F. Bryant*

WHITEFIELD -- Glenice F. Bryant of Whitefield passed away on Sunday April 24, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. She was born in Pittston on Aug. 23, 1918, the daughter of Flosie Ethel Moody and Lester L. Felt., She attended Whitefield schools and graduated from Gardiner High School in 1936. She also graduated from Kennebec School of Commerce and Gates Business School., She married Louis E. Bryant of Gardiner in 1940 and while he was in the Navy during World War II. She worked for the federal government at Camp Langdon, Newcastle, N.H., Louis passed away in 1993. They had one son, David S. Bryant., Glenice retired from state service in 1975, after working 35 years for federal and state government., She was a life member of the Marion Chapter Order of Eastern Star 63, Maine State Employees Association and AARP., Glenice enjoyed being on the beaches and eating lobsters., Survivors include her son, David S. Bryant, and his wife, Nancy, and her brother, Lawrence L. Felt, all of Whitefield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins., At Glenice's request, there will be no visiting hours. Services will be announced., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Whitefield First Responders, c/o Lynn Talacko, Head Tide Road, Whitefield, ME 04353., Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.


 


 

Helen "Judy" Roberts*

A celebration of life for Helen "Judy" Roberts, 71, of Augusta, who died Dec. 8, 2011, will be held Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, with the Rev. Francis P. Morin, pastor of St. Michael's Parish officiating. There will be a gathering following the service at the Smith Wiley Post 4 American Legion, 64 Griffin St., Gardiner. Burial will occur later in the spring.


 


 

Irene Smith

MARS HILL - Irene Smith, 87, wife of the late Stuart Smith, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at a Houlton hospital. She was born April 4, 1924, in Monticello, the daughter of Allan McLean and Sadie (Syphers) McLean Harvey. Irene loved knitting and was a gifted seamstress and was co-owner of a shop in Mars Hill. She was a longtime member of United Methodist Church of Mars Hill as well as the Methodist Women. In the years after the death of her husband, Stuart, she loved to talk about him and reminisce with others about his life. Irene is survived by six children, Linda Hartley and her husband, Richard, of Newburgh, Catherine Kingsbury and her husband, Dennis, of Blaine, Beverly Giles and her husband, Neil, of Fort Fairfield, Mark Smith of Mars Hill, Joyce Marie "Kimberly" Ellis and her husband, David, of Chelsea and Suzanne Hartt and her husband, Wayne, of Stillwater; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister, Newty (McLean) Chambers of Rockland; a half brother, Asa Harvey and his wife, Betty, of Monticello; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a half brother, Jason Harvey; and a half sister, Joyce Carrier. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, at United Methodist Church, Mars Hill, with Pastor Sue Brown officiating. Friends may call noon until the time of service at the church. Interment will take place after the service at Pierce Cemetery, Mars Hill. A reception will be held after the burial in the reception hall of the church. Donations may be made in Irene's memory to PCF Houlton Regional Hospital, attention: Lois Rockwood, 20 Hartford St., Houlton, ME 04730. Arrangements in care of Duncan Funeral Home, 8 Main St., Mars Hill. Condolences may be expressed at


 


 

Irene T. (Quirion) Hamilton

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. 


 


 

John McDonald

MCDONALD, JOHN - 68, of Holden, in Augusta, April 20, 2011. Service, 10 a.m., April 27, Brookings-Smith Brewer Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer. 


 


 

John S. Howland

BAILEYVILLE - John Sheldon Howland, 68, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at his home. John was born Dec. 14, 1942, in Bangor. After graduating from Vanceboro High School, John entered the, serving in communications. In 1963 he returned home and worked in the woods until being hired by St. Croix Pulp & Paper, where John worked for more than 30 years. While employed with St. Croix Pulp & Paper, he initiated the Employee Assistance Program, which was eventually adopted by all of Georgia Pacific's mills. John was a member of the Odd Fellows, Baileyville, serving as the district deputy, and also with the Encampment in McAdam, New Brunswick. He also was a proud member of St. Croix Lodge No. 46 AF & AM, Calais, Royal Arch Chapter, Hugh De Payne Commandery, Anah Temple Shrine and Schoodic Shrine Club, both in Bangor, and William T. Wren Post No. 23 American Legion, Baileyville. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, cribbage, darts and most importantly, spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Dorothy Kelley; a brother, Ronald Howland; and a sister, June Howland. Surviving are his loving wife of 45 years, Katrine (Sutherland) Howland; four children, May Lynn Milburn and her husband, Mike, of Calais, Jon Eales and his wife, Tina, of Calais, Kathy Eales of Baileyville and Shawn Howland and his wife, Lisa, of Baileyville; seven grandchildren, Missy Campbell and her husband, Bryan, of Baileyville, Michael Milburn and his wife, Aleisha, of Calais, Meaghan Eales of Connecticut, Andrew and Ian Howland of Baileyville and Falon and Dillon Eales of Calais; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Campbell, Mackenzie Campbell and Khloe Milburn; many nieces and nephews; and his feline companion, Miss Kitty. A Masonic graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Woodland Cemetery, Baileyville. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at


 


 

Joseph R. Cremo

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.


 


 

Junita S. Watson

Watson, Junita S., 94, of Clinton, died April 25 in Waterville. 


 


 

Junita S. Watson*

CLINTON -- Junita S. Watson, 94, of Clinton, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 25, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer campus., Inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Junita S. Watson were survivors, sister-in-law Freda Lycett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins., Condolences may be expressed at www.lawrybrothers.com., Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 107 Main St., Fairfield; 453-6049.


 


 

Junita S. Watson* #1

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 at 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 schoola 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; and 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 who 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.


 


 

Kathleen F. Preston

PRESTON, KATHLEEN F. - April 24, 2011. No public service. Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.


 


 

Kathleen F. Preston*

Kathleen F., Preston, 99, YARMOUTH -- Kathleen F. Preston died on Easter morning, April 24, 2011, one month after celebrating her 99th birthday. Known as Kay, she was born the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Carney) McNerney in Ayer, Mass., on March 22, 1912., Kay earned her BS in English from Simmons College in Boston in 1933. She married Paul G. Preston Sr. and moved to Princeton, Mass., where they raised their three sons until the family moved to Darien, Conn., in 1951., After her sons graduated, Kay returned to school and earned her MA in Education from Columbia University. She taught elementary and special education for many years in the Stamford, Conn. school system., Upon retirement, she and Paul moved to Tobyhanna, Pa., where they lived until his death in 1990. Kay then moved back to Fitchburg, Mass., where she was active in golf, bridge, and continuing education., In 1998, she moved to Portland and lived at The Woods at Canco until 2010, continuing her bridge playing and education through classes at the Senior College at USM and taking great joy in attending her grandchildren's performances and athletic events., Quick-witted until the end, Kay loved reading, current events, and all forms of the arts and was an inspiration to all, especially her grandchildren., She was predeceased by her four siblings; husband; and son, Joseph F. Preston IV. She is survived by sons, P. Gilman Preston, Jr. (Anne Berg) of North Yarmouth, and F. Peter Preston (Marcia) of Cos Cob, Conn.; grandchildren, Ian Preston of NYC, Rebecca Mannion of Capetown, SA, Samantha Travis of Helen, Mont., Amanda Preston of Boston, Alexander Preston of North Yarmouth, and Peter Preston of Stamford, Conn.; as well as great-grandchildren, Matthew, Kathleen, Neve and Robert; and special extended family members, Axel and Mary Berg of Falmouth., The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth who took such wonderful care of Kay during the final year of her life. At Kay's request, there will be no public service. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. Please visit, for additional information and to sign Kay's guestbook., Jones, Rich & Hutchins, Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 775-3763


 


 

Kenneth W. Cochran

LIMESTONE - Kenneth W. Cochran, "Good Looking 007, 84, passed away April 15, 2011, in Bangor. He was born April 10, 1927, in Patten, the son of Albert and Sarah Cochran. Kenneth resided in Bridgewater for many years and was a veteran of, . He enjoyed working as a truck driver for 44 years, stock car racing, fishing, playing cards and bingo. Kenneth was a lifetime member of, Lister Knowlton Post No. 9389, Caribou, and American Legion Post No. 127, Limestone. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Limestone; a daughter, Judith Pendleton of Waterville; two sons, Ernest and Suzie Cochran of Camden and Stephen and Faith Cochran of Easton; special nephew, Mike and Kathy Crawford of Presque Isle; three sisters, Glen Oxton of Rockland, Charlene Thompson and Marie Hamilton, both of Connecticut; grandchildren, Kenny E. Smith and Connie Cummings of Littleton, Joe Smith and Janet Marston of Appleton Ridge, Jimmy Smith of Wisscassett, Harry and Deidra Smith of Morrow, Steve and Kathy Smith of Waterville, Todd and Heather Cochran of Caribou, Sarah Cochran of Manhattan, N.Y., and Isiah and Trish Cochran of Pennsylvania, Thor Cochran of Fort Fairfield and Abby and Matt Powers of Bridgewater; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; five stepsons, John and Elaine Burns of Oakland, Charlie and Timmy Burns of Limestone, Dana and Kelly Burns of Carlton, Mass., and Patrick and Pansy Burns of Presque Isle; 11 stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; and 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. Committal services will be held 2 p.m. May 6 at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Washburn Road, Caribou, with Pastor Lawrence Beals. A gathering will be held at the VFW hall in Caribou after service.


 


 

Laura Ruby (Brown) Corson

Corson, Laura Ruby (Brown), 96, of Athens, died April 25 in Skowhegan. 


 


 

Laura Ruby (Brown) Corson*

ATHENS -- Laura Ruby (Brown) Corson, 96, of Athens passed away Monday evening, April 25, 2011, at Woodlawn Rehab and Nursing Center in Skowhegan., She was born Sept. 12, 1914, in Athens, the daughter of Stattie and Jeddie Brown. Laura's mother passed away when Laura was only 1 year and 4 days old., Laura married Cyril Aaron Corson, Oct. 15, 1934. He passed away March 7, 1993, at the age of 82. They had been married a little more than 58 years., She worked for Norrwock Shoe Co. in Skowhegan for a number of years, most of the time hand-lacing shoes. After Norrwock Shoe, she worked for Ameri-Tex in Skowhegan, retiring at age 65., She is survived by three children: a daughter, Beverly Lake and husband Earland; two sons, Randell Corson and wife Patricia, and Leroy Corson and wife Gail; two grandsons, Bryan Corson and Eric Lake; two granddaughters, Meredith (Corson) Grover and husband Jonathon, and Hillary (Corson) Blanchard and husband Jon; great-grandchildren Amanda (Corson) Taylor and husband Wade, Hunter Corson, Emma Grover, Violet Grover, Kailee Cox, Kristen Cox and Annamarie Blanchard; great-great-granddaughter Erin Taylor; special niece Evon (Brown) Heatley; and other nieces and nephews., She was predeceased by two children, Calvin Corson and Iva Corson; one sister, Dora (Brown) Ellis and husband Leamon; four brothers, Dell Brown and wife Mildred, Harry Brown never married, Sheldon Brown and wife Barbara, and Wallace Brown and wife Alice., She has held the gold cane for Athens for a number of years., The family would like to extend many thanks to Dr. Lambke and the staff at Woodlawn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center., At Laura's request, services will be held privately for immediate family with no flowers., Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.


 


 

Leland N. Pendleton

ROCKLAND - Leland N. Pendleton, 88, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after a brief illness, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport. He was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Farnham. Leland is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Carolyn Pendleton; his daughters, Dianne Poore and her husband, Garry, of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Faith Walsh and her husband, James, of Exeter, N.H.; his son, James Pendleton and his wife, Dawn Lenz, of Erie, Colo.; three grandchildren, Shawn Bean of Philadelphia, Andrew Walsh of Exeter, N.H., and Kevin Walsh of Boston; as well as several nieces. At the request of the family, no services will be held at this time. A graveside service will be announced in the summer. To read a full obituary or sign Leland's online guest book, please visit obituaries at


 


 

Lester F. Hardison

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.


 


 

Marian L. (Stanford) Skillings

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.


 


 

Marie Anne Stormann

OLD TOWN - Marie Anne Stormann, 75, died peacefully April 26, 2011, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born April 7, 1936, in Old Town, a daughter of Albert and Alice (Dionne) Lagasse. Marie loved camping and traveling the East Coast down to Virginia and Pennsylvania. She and her husband made many wonderful friends during these trips. She enjoyed time spent with family and was extremely proud of her grandchildren, attending many of their respective events. She was a member of Daughters of Isabella and Old Town Senior Citizens. Marie is survived by her son, Jerry Stormann and his wife, Suzanne, of Milford; two grandchildren, Melissa Stormann of Old Town and Jeremy Stormann of Brighton, Mass.; two brothers, Albert "Buck" LeGasse and James LaGasse of Dexter; two sisters, Yvonne Willette and Adeline "Con" St. Louis, both of Old Town; special aunt, Lucienne Clouiter; special niece, Theresa Hart; special friends, Rudolph and Virginia Lavoie; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fenton Stormann, in 2000; three brothers, Rudolph "Pete," Morris and Leo "Pat"; and a sister, Lillian LeBreton. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Westgate Manor for the wonderful care given to Marie. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bradley. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the, of Maine, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or online at, . Condolences may be left at


 


 

Mary A. Rice

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

LEWISTON — Mary A. Rice, 75, of Lewiston died April 23, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.She was born on May 9, 1935, a daughter of Willard and Ruth (Alden) Allen. She lived her whole life in the Lewiston-Auburn area and graduated from Edward Little...


 


 

Mary Alice V. Fox M.D.

MOUNT DESERT - Mary Alice V. Fox, M.D., 87, died April 25, 2011, at Mount Desert Island Hospital after a brief, acute illness. She was born June 26, 1923, in Monroe, N.C., to John Colin MacRae Vann and Jane (Gulledge) Vann. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Women's College of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1944 and attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before completing medical training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1948, where she met her future husband, Samuel M. Fox III. She interned at the Hospital of the Medical College of Virginia and completed a residency at the Philadelphia Children's Hospital. After accompanying her husband to London and Cairo, she established a private practice in Bethesda, Md., and also served in the health department of Montgomery County, Maryland. She later was chief of Crippled Children's Control for the state of Maryland until holding a similar position in Montgomery County. She retired in 1979. She accompanied her husband upon his retirement to Somesville, Mount Desert, in 1994. They moved to Birch Bay Village in 2009. Mary Alice was an active skier, golfer, canoeist and duplicate bridge player in Ellsworth and Brewer; she also enjoyed her two cats. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 62 years, Sam; and by her children, Elizabeth Fox, Ph.D., of Cambridge, Mass., and her daughter, Edith Zimmerman, John of Virginia Beach, Va., and his wife, Maria, and their sons, John and Patrick, and daughter, Cecilia, Sam IV of Fairfield, Conn., and his wife, Andrea, and their daughters, Emma and Sarah, and Emily F. Conant, M.D., of Philadelphia, and her husband, Jonathan, and their daughters, Hannah and Alice, and son, Samuel. She is also survived by her brother, Alex; numerous nieces and nephews. Her children and husband were in attendance during her last days. Services will be held later. For those wishing to contribute in her memory, she suggested Mount Desert Island Hospital, 10 Wayman Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Condolences may be expressed at


 


 

Mary E. Price

PRICE, MARY E. - Memorial Mass, 10 a.m., St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, April 28. Burial, New Calvary, South Portland. 


 


 

Mary E. Price*

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


 


 

Michael J. Perry

Perry, Michael J., 67, of Waterville, died April 22. 


 


 

Michael J. Perry*

WATERVILLE -- Michael J. Perry, age 67, died April 22, 2011, at Oak Grove Nursing Care Center after a courageous battle of 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 of 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.


 


 

Muriel G. Bazinet

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

AUGUSTA — Muriel Georgette Bazinet, 85, of Augusta and formerly of Lewiston, went gently from her home into that good slumber on Sunday, April 24. She was born on Oct. 12, 1925 in Lewiston, the fourth child of Arthur and Regina (Gagnon) Provost. She attended Lewiston schools. She ent...


 


 

Nellie G. Wilson

CORINTH - Nellie G. Wilson, 75, died Feb. 1, 2011, at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Bangor, daughter of Harry and Gail (Roundy) Tozier. A memorial service will be help 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at Bangor Grange Hall. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


 


 

Paula Shiminski Thompson

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.


 


 

Phyllis C. Whitney

WHITNEY, PHYLLIS C. - 90, April 22, 2011. Memorial service & celebration of life, South Paris Baptist Church, at a later date. 


 


 

Phyllis C. Whitney #1

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

SOUTH PARIS — Phyllis C. Whitney, 90, of South Paris, died April 22 in South Paris. She was born Sept. 7, 1920 in South Paris, the daughter of Linwood M. and Ernestine Maxim Corbett. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper in Maryland at several car dealerships and as a bookkeepe...


 


 

Phyllis Marie Norton Warren

WARREN, PHYLLIS MARIE NORTON - 93, of Bridgton & Windham, April 23, 2011. Funeral service, First Congregational Church, July 6,10:30 a.m. Reception, church vestry. Visiting hours, July 5, 6-8 p.m., Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton.


 


 

Phyllis Marie Norton Warren*

Phyllis Marie Norton Warren, 93, June 23, 1917 - April 23, 2011, WINDHAM -- Phyllis Marie Norton Warren, 93, of 196 North High St., Bridgton, and more recently of Casco Residential Facility and Ledgewood Manor, Windham, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011., Phyllis was born in Sebago on June 23, 1917, to Alvin Norton and Myrtle Foster Norton Graffam, and was predeceased by her husband, Carleton Rue Warren in 1981, after 45 years of marriage., She is survived by her son William and wife Beverley of Gorham; two grandchildren, Mark Warren and friend Elisa Farina of Coral Springs, Fla., and Amy Warren Bacon and her husband Russell of Windham; four great-grandchildren, Shane Bacon and Emelia Bacon Smith and husband Kyle, Cassandra Warren and Joshua Warren; great-great-grandson, Jeremiah Smith; sisters, Gertrude Graffam Cole of Bridgton and Faye Graffam Shepherd and her husband George (Buck) of Dover, Okla.; her close nephew, Gordon (Gene) Stuart of Harrison and 93 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and three siblings, Dorothy Norton Stuart of Harrison, Alice Norton Sanborn of Standish, and Harold Graffam Jr. of Bridgton., She lived her childhood through grammar school in Sebago Lake Center with her parents and sister Dorothy, and then with her beloved grandparents, Milledge and Martha Foster, until she joined her mother in Bridgton to attend Bridgton High School. She and her sister Dorothy loved life and dancing often taking in the Big Star Bands like Benny Goodman at Old Orchard Pier. In her junior year of high school she was crowned 'Miss Bridgton.', She and Carleton were married following high school and they spent their working years together at Warren's Market first with Carleton's father, Rue L. Warren, then his mother Grace E. Warren, and last with his brother Merton. During their early married years Phyllis worked as a seamstress and summer camp cook at Camp Millbrook and Moose Trail Lodge., After building their camp on Moose Pond in 1959, the family gathering place for the summer was at 'The Point.' She loved her family and was always pleased when the kids were, Phyllis Marie Norton Warren, coming for the weekend or there was a family event - Fourth of July, birthdays, and the annual Clambake. The grandchildren knew it was swimming time when 'Gram' had the floating bottles out for the swimming area., Phyllis and Carleton had many years of fishing on Moosehead Lake as well as on Sebago and Moose Pond with friends and family. Snowmobiling became a past-time for her and she rode many miles with friends and her grandchildren, Mark and Amy. She loved bird-watching and was an active deer and rabbit hunter with her sister, Gertrude. Phyllis was a leader of the exercise group, the Jumping Janes, for at least 25 years., Highlights of traveling were trips to the Holy Land led by Reverend John Swanson; to Donegal, Ireland with her family where she met seventh cousins from her Grandfather Foster's family; to Prince Edward Isle to celebrate her 85th birthday and visiting her sister Faye and family in Oklahoma., She loved her church family and served the First Congregational Church faithfully as a member, choir member, kitchen crew member, Christmas tree organizer, and clerk for annual meeting - her love for the music never waned and she sang all the Christmas Carols from memory with the choir who visited her in her home in 2010., Phyllis was a life-member of the Order of the Oriental Eastern Star in Bridgton serving in all the chairs and was also a member of The White Shrine., Phyllis requested her funeral service be held at the First Congregational Church. The service is scheduled for July 6, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., with a reception to follow in the church vestry. Evening visiting hours will be held on July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at, Donations may be made, in her memory to:, The Building Fund,, First Congregational, Church of Bridgton, P.O. Box 243, Bridgton, Maine 04009, or to the charity organization, of your choice.


 


 

Ronald B. Harmon

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 J. "Ron" Chapman

CARIBOU - Ronald "Ron" J. Chapman, 62, passed away April 17, 2011, in Hampden. He was born Oct. 20, 1948, in Caribou, son of Donald and Ida (Brissette) Chapman. He was a graduate of Caribou High School, served in the U.S., and worked for the state of Maine in highway maintenance. He is survived by his mother of Caribou; three children, Travis Chapman and his wife, Kellie, and their children, Kacie and Evan, of Presque Isle, Jolie Gibbs and her husband, Gary, and their children, Matthew, Abby and Madison, of Clifton and Shawna Gilson and her husband, Al, and their children, Zoey and Dallas, of Bangor; a brother, Russell Chapman of Caribou; a sister, Ruth Nadeau and her husband, Gary, of Caribou; several nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Roger Chapman. Friends may call 11:30-12:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou, with the Rev. Larry Palmer officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at


 


 

Ruth Elizabeth (Jacobsen) Knudsen

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.


 


 

Sarah Tobah Weinstein

WEINSTEIN, SARAH TOBAH - 93, April 25, 2011. Services, The Level Chapel, 471 Deering Ave., Portland, April 29, 11 a.m. Interment, Temple Beth El Memorial Park. The Jewish Funeral Home.


 


 

Sarah Weinstein*

Sarah Weinstein, 93, PORTLAND -- Sarah Tobah Weinstein, widow of William Weinstein, passed away on April 25, 2011, at the age of 93., She was born in Brunswick on Feb. 7, 1918, the eldest daughter of Harry and Gussie Mack. Her family moved to Portland when she was in her early teens. Sarah graduated from Portland High School with honors in 1963. She was married to William Weinstein in 1940., After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper and clerk in Day's Jewelry Store on Congress Street in Portland and also in Westbrook and remained with them for 56 years., Sarah enjoyed playing Mah Jong with her many friends for many years and traveled quite a bit, especially cruises with her daughters and their friends, and has had the pleasure of spending recent winters in Florida with them., She was predeceased by her only sister, Ruth Shulman of Waterville. She is survived by her children, Jeffrey and Mary Weinstein of Yarmouth, Elaine and Stuart Cohen of Lake Worth, Fla., David Weinstein of Rhode Island and Nyk Fry of Utah; as well as several nieces and nephews., Sarah was a member of Temple Beth El of Portland., Services will be held at The Level Chapel, 471 Deering Ave., Portland, on Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Temple Beth El Memorial Park. Arrangements by The Jewish Funeral Home., Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.


 


 

Shirley E. (Bickford) Neville

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:11 PM

Shirley E. (Bickford) Neville, 95, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2010. 


 


 

Stephen Anthony "Hyme" Harmon

HARMON, STEPHEN 'HYME' ANTHONY - 56, of Buxton, April 26, 2011. No services. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home- Buxton. 


 


 

Stephen Anthony "Hyme" Harmon*

Stephen 'Hyme' Anthony Harmon, 56, BUXTON -- Stephen 'Hyme' Anthony Harmon, 56, of Eaton Drive, Buxton, passed away on April 26, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family., He was born in Saco on July 31, 1954, the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Wallace) Harmon., He graduated from Bonny Eagle High School and earned a certificate from SMVTI in boiler operation., For over 25 years, Hyme has been employed by the Boulos Company in their maintenance division., Stephen will always be remembered for love he had for his family. He enjoyed watching his children playing at different sporting events, and being with family and friends in general. As his children grew up, Stephen was involved as a Little League coach., He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and watching sports- especially Red Sox, Celtics, and Giant games. He was multi-talented and built his own home., Hyme was predeceased by a sister, Stacey Hanson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marlene (Daley) Harmon; son, Pvt. Stephen 'Michael' Harmon USMC, daughters, Shawna Lauziere and her husband John of Buxton and Amber Valliere and her husband Richard of Windham; brother, Thomas Harmon Jr. of Buxton, sisters, Sandra Smith of Buxton and Diane Taylor of Waterboro; grandchildren, Cayden, Taytum, Colby, Treva, Briggs and Madisen; and many other relatives and friends., At Stephen's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home- Buxton., In lieu of flowers, memorial, contributions can be made in Stephen's memory to:, The Barbara Bush, Children's Hospital, Development Office, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, Maine 04102


 


 

Tabitha A. Edmondson

Edmondson, Tabitha A., 30, of Augusta, died April 23. 


 


 

Tabitha A. Edmondson*

AUGUSTA -- Tabitha A. Edmondson, age 30, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 23, 2011, at her home., She was the most wonderful, loving, caring, special wife and mother that could ever be. She was the most beautiful person inside and out. Dan and Tabitha's special place was Bermuda, where they vacationed several times yearly. She was Dan's soulmate and his best friend. Dan loved her with all his heart. Dan and Tabitha were inseparable and cherished every minute of every day together. Dan felt like he was the luckiest guy in the world to be married to Tabitha. There are no words to describe the love Dan had for her and the pain he feels without her. Dan will love her with all his heart forever, and his heart will be permanently broken without her. She was the love of his life. Tabitha loved spending time with her husband and family. She doted and adored her son, Wyatt, and step-children, Bo and Taylor. Dan and Tabitha enjoyed going for walks together and taking their son to the park. They all meant the world to her. They loved her with all of their hearts., She was born in El Paso, Texas, on Oct. 15, 1980, the only child of William and Leanne (Hutchings) Choate, to whom she meant the world., Mrs. Edmondson was a graduate of Hall-Dale High School, class of 1998, where she was salutatorian of her class. She was the co-owner of Maine Professional Hearing Center and The Perfect Gift with her husband, Dan, for the last eight years. Tabitha had an artistic gift and talent that she used to create beautiful and personal gift baskets that allowed her customers to express their love and appreciation for others. She had a passion to make each and every gift basket with love and care. Tabitha was very artistic and creative. She loved dance and art and especially gardening. She was also an unbelievable cook., She is predeceased by maternal grandparents Conrad and Mary (Morang) Hutchings. She is survived by her husband of six years, Daniel E. Edmondson, of Augusta; her son, who was everything to her, Wyatt E. Edmondson, of Augusta; two step-children whom she loved dearly, Bo D. Edmondson and Taylor D. Edmondson, of Augusta; her parents, William and Leanne (Hutchings) Choate, of Farmingdale; paternal grandparents Richard and Virginia (Blake) Choate; mother-in-law Nancy Herlihy, of Waterville, who also loved her dearly, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins., At her request, there will be no visiting hours or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to send any type of perennial bulbs or plants to be planted around our home. There was nothing more that Tabitha loved than having flowers and plants, and she and her mom enjoyed planting. It would mean a lot to see them blooming every year in her memory. Please send or deliver to the Edmondson family at 226 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330., Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences may be expressed via the funeral home's website at www.plummerfh.com.


 


 

Thelma E. Anderson

BANGOR - A service of remembrance for Thelma E. Anderson will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Canon Mary Ann Taylor, pastoral associate of St. John's Episcopal Church, presiding. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


 


 

Theresa B. Andrews

ANDREWS, THERESA B. - 82, April 23, 2011, in South Paris. Graveside services, May 7, 1 p.m., Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris. Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.


 


 

Theresa B. Andrews #1

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

SOUTH PARIS — Theresa B. Andrews, 82, passed away on Saturday evening, April 23, in South Paris. She was born in Lewiston Jan. 10, 1929, the daughter of Edgar and Florida (Potvin) Beaudoin. Upon the death of her mother at an early age, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, M. ...


 


 

Theresa B. Andrews*

Theresa B., Andrews, 82, SOUTH PARIS -- Theresa B. Andrews, 82, passed away on Saturday evening, April 23, 2011, in South Paris. She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 10, 1929, the daughter of Edgar and Florida (Potvin) Beaudoin. Upon the death of her mother at an early age, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, M. Henedine LaFrance and J. Emelien LaFrance of Norway., On July 22, 1949, she married Carroll W. Andrews at St. Catherine's Rectory Chapel. She was educated in Norway schools. Theresa worked in the local shoe shop, area factories and retired from Oxford Marking., She enjoyed going shopping, watching games shows and visiting with family and friends., She is survived by daughters, Joline Andrews and Janice Andrews both of South Paris; her two special grandsons, Alan Lovejoy of Greene and Joel Martino of Mooresville, N.C.; her brother, Roland Beaudoin and his wife Joyce; her sister-in-law, June Andrews; and her gray cat, Abby. She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband Carroll on March 7, 2008., Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m., at Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at, Donations in her memory, can be made to:, Responsible Pet Care, P.O. Box 82, Norway, Maine 04268, Theresa B. Andrews


 


 

Vance Aubrey Daley

Daley, Vance Aubrey, 81, of Whitefield, died April 24. 


 


 

Vance Aubrey Daley*

WHITEFIELD -- Vance Aubrey Daley, 81, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 24, 2011, after a brief illness., Vance was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Brockton, Mass., the son of Aubrey and Edna Pitman Daley, and moved to Gardiner at the age of 5. Vance attended Gardiner schools and graduated from Gardiner High School in June of 1950., He was a member of the National Guard from 1952 to 1963. Also in 1952, Vance married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Arlene Campbellton., Vance worked for more than 25 years at the Gardiner Shoe Factory in Gardiner before starting his own business with the lunch cart called Daley's Dog House, which he ran for 10 years. He truly loved going from business to business with the lunch cart because of the interaction with people. He also owned a building at the Windsor Fair with the same name for 30 years and every year looked forward to the eight days he would spend there. Even though that is long gone now, he still enjoyed going to the fair and walking around and talking to all the people., Vance was a member of the Gardiner Police Department as a special policeman for 30 years. This was one of his proudest and most loved accomplishments. He also served as deputy sheriff for the Kennebec Sherriff Department for several years. He also loved fishing, bowling, parades, and horses., He was a member and past president of the Maine Horse Association, and a member and past president of the Maine Trail Riders. He also enjoyed showing horses, and was Ring Steward for the Quarter Horse Association for many years., Vance and Phyllis traveled together extensively and wintered in Florida for 20 years., Besides his wife, Vance is survived by sisters Jean Cates-Cain, of West Gardiner, and Myrna Cloutier and husband Norman of Gardiner; mother-in-law Beatrice Campbellton; sister-in-law Betty McKay; brothers-in-law Frank Campbellton and wife Jeannette, Dennis Campbellton and wife Gloria, and Billy Campbellton and wife Debbie, all of Chelsea; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his two precious shelties, Sammy and Shelley., He was predeceased by his parents; father-in-law Fred Campbellton; and brothers-in-law Manley Cates, Eldred Cain and John Campbellton., Friends may gather at Staples Funeral Home on Brunswick Avenue in Gardiner on Thursday at 1 p.m., where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HeathReach Hospice, P.O. Box 828 Waterville, ME 04903.


 


 

Viola S. Stoup

LINCOLN - Viola S. Stoup, 92, wife of the late Louis Gene Stoup, passed away April 24, 2011, at a Lincoln health care facility. She was born April 8, 1919, in Chester, the daughter of Millage and Etta (Budge) Boyce. Viola was a member of Lee Baptist Church. She loved baking, and earned many prizes for her baking at various county and state fairs. She is survived by four sons, Carleton and his wife, Barbara, of Durham, Conn., Vernon of Tijeras, N.M., Larry and his wife, Wendy, of Branford, Conn., and Dennis and his wife, Cathy, of Milford; three sisters, Irene Nelson of Greensboro, N.C., Bernice Kinney of Norfolk, Va., and Dorothea and her husband, David Round, of Enfield; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Mitch Bickford officiating. Interment will be at Academy Cemetery, Lee. Those who wish may donate in her memory to Lee Baptist Church or to a charity of choice. For an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit


 


 

Waman "Lucky" Hotham

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 AM 

BIDDEFORD — Waman D. “Lucky” Hotham, 64, died after a long illness and very courageous fight, on Sunday, April 17, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. He was born on Dec. 13, 1946, in Rumford, to the late Helen (Kelley) Hotham and Gilbert Hotham, both of Rumfor...


 


 

Wilbur Lowe Turner

TURNER, WILBUR LOWE - in Eliot, April 4, 2011. J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home. 

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