EAST MILLINOCKET - A graveside service for Allen Lightbody will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Detroit Village Cemetery, Main Street, Detroit, with Pastor Garnett Chute officiating.
ASHLAND - A committal service for Alphonse Chalou, 95, who died Dec. 3, 2010, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Mark Cemetery, Sheridan. A service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, Ashland.
ASHLAND - A committal service for Alvery Carney, 82, who died March 17, 2011, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Mark Cemetery, Sheridan. A service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, Ashland.
SKOWHEGAN -- Arthur J. Thibault, 81, passed away peacefully in Largo, Fla., on May 10, 2011, after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 31, 1930, in Skowhegan, the only living son of Albert and Margaret (Chevarie) Thibault., A graduate of Skowhegan High School, class of 1949, he served in the Army as a sergeant and a combat engineer, serving two years in Korea during the Korean War., Arthur was an employee for 32 years of New England Telephone Co., working as an installation and repair man, retiring in 1986. After retiring from the telephone company, he worked for Skowhegan Savings Bank as a maintenance man for six years before retiring full time. He was also a registered locksmith who enjoyed the challenges of working with locks. In his spare time, he loved to watch the Boston Red Sox, read and travel; he wintered in Florida for 20 years. He was very social and had many friends in Florida, including special friends Joyce Guerin of Largo, Fla., and Bill and Lola Clark of Belleair, Fla. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Shirley Bouchard Thibault; three children, David Thibault of Skowhegan, Pamela Mclellan and husband Darren of Cape Elizabeth, and Karen Thibault of Portland; as well as two grandchildren, Peter Thibault of Saco and Therese Thibault of Madison. Arthur had three sisters, Delia Demo (deceased) of Skowhegan, Roseva Thebarge of Skowhegan and Doris Beals of Calgary, Alberta; as well as many nieces and nephews., The family would like to thank his many doctors and nurses in Florida who took great care of him during his final days., At his request, there will be a graveside service at a date to be announced., Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart and Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan., In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St., Skowhegan, ME 04976.
LINCOLN - Atwood H. Moore passed away peacefully at home May 17, 2011. He was born June 5, 1917, the third son of Roscoe and Yensie Moore and grew up with his nine siblings in Saponac. After attending grammar school in Saponac, he attended Brewer High. Then he worked in the woods as a carpenter and for 32 years at Lincoln Pulp and Paper as a millwright until his retirement in June 1980. He enjoyed his years there and the friends that he made. While enjoying hunting, fishing, boating and building, his passion was for automobiles, from a Model T to present day. He restored many vehicles including a 1931 Model A, and acquired a 1927 Model T and a 1935 Ford Coupe. He and his wife, Alice, made many friends and took many trips by joining several car clubs in Maine. For several years, Atwood and Alice traveled throughout the lower 48 states and many provinces in Canada enjoying the beauty of the land. And, he was a very good cook! He was predeceased by his wife, Alice and their son, Atwood H. Moore Jr. He was also predeceased by his nine siblings, brothers: Irvin, Calvin, Lawrence, Roscoe Jr.; sisters, Grace Moore, Lila Whitten, Lucille Rich, Annie Emery and Gertrude Gaudette. He leaves behind his daughter, Sylvia. He also leaves his three grandchildren, Debbie and her husband, Wayne Gendreau, Michael MacDonald and Janet and her husband, Jeff Klisiewicz; his six great-grandchildren, Ashely and Alicia Cram, Dakota, Megan, Courtney and Garrett Gendreau; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Hospice and Janet Marin for all their care and attention during this sad time. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CHCS Hospice program, P.O. Box 208, Lincoln, ME 04457 or The, , 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at
BANGOR and BUCKSPORT - Beulah E. "Boo" Gardiner Wood Burrows passed away May 16, 2011, at a local hospital after a brief illness. Boo was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Port Mouton, Nova Scotia, to Edward C. and Annie S. Wentzell Gardiner. Boo married A. Orval Wood, June 2, 1936, and they resided in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for the next 15 years. In 1951, the Wood family moved to Potsdam, N.Y., after which they moved to Bucksport in 1961. Boo remained in Bucksport after Orval passed away in 1965. Eventually, she returned to her native Nova Scotia in 1979, when she married Fred K. Burrows, who passed away in 1993. Boo returned to the United States in 2003 in order to be closer to her children. She was a resident of the Country Villa, Bangor, for the past four years. Boo was an avid bridge player and thoroughly enjoyed 50 years of Marathon Bridge. She loved card and word games, and did the daily crossword puzzle her entire adult life. A voracious reader, Boo was also a huge fan of the Boston sport teams, especially her Red Sox! Beulah is survived by her three loving children, Susan E. Lance of Cerritos, Calif., Phyllis W. Gould of Canton, Ga., and William E. Wood of Bucksport; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Beulah was predeceased by her sisters, Mossie B. Hopkins, E. Gertrude Bradley and Helen R. Wentzell; and her brother, Rogers Gardiner. The family thanks Care and Comfort of Waterville, as well as the owners and staff of Country Villa Retirement Inn for all their loving care during the past four years. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at Elm Street Congregational Church, Bucksport, with the Rev. Linda A. Smith officiating. A reception will be after the service in Brown Hall. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland, beside her first husband, Orval. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beulah's memory to Elm Street Congregational Church, P.O. Box 878, Bucksport, ME 04416 or National Glaucoma Research, or 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871. Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.
NEWTON, BEVERLY MARY - 74, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Waterboro & Clinton, Mass., May 15, 2011. Funeral services, 2 p.m., May 21, Carll - Heald & Black Funeral Home, Springvale; visitation, 12 p.m. until service time. Burial, Pine Grove Cemetery, South Waterboro.
Beverly Mary, Newton, 74, WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Beverly Mary Newton, 74, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Waterboro and Clinton, Mass., passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her home., Gram was born on July 10, 1936, the daughter of the late Edward Liberty and Mary Neuman Cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lewis Newton Sr., Surviving are her sons, Rob Newton and wife Nicole of Wilmington, N.C., Chan Newton and wife Kristin of Columbus, Ohio, her daughters, Robin Moulton and husband Bob of Wilmington, N.C., Kim DiGiacomo of Crowne Point, Ind.; her sister, Pat Tatro and husband Dick of Lanesboro, Mass.; and her 10 loving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Carll - Heald & Black Funeral Home in Springvale, where the family will see friends from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in South Waterboro. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit, Beverly Mary, Newton
Greene, Brenda Sue Hall Caswell, of Augusta, died May 16.
AUGUSTA -- Brenda Sue Hall Caswell Greene passed away May 16, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with C.O.P.D., Brenda was born June 6, 1959, to Erlon Hall and Dorothy Hall Sherman in Gardiner. She attended Gardiner schools and obtained her General Educational Development diploma in 1977., She was predeceased by her father, Erlon Hall. She is survived by her husband, Scott Greene, of Gardiner; her son, Jeffrey Caswell (Katie); twin daughters, Brandi and Brittani Greene; and mother Dorothy Sherman. She is also survived by stepdaughter Carrie Rielly (Trevor) of Gardiner; grandchildren Kayori, Nadia, and special grandson Kale; step-grandchildren Aiden and Madoc Rielly; three brothers, Douglas Hall (Mary), Gregory Hall (Debbie) and Timothy Hall; and several nieces, nephews and cousins., Brenda worked as a CNA for many years and was loved by all. She also worked as a special ed teacher and loved all her special kids. She was an avid fisherman and loved being outdoors with her family., Brenda's family would like to thank all of the staff at Graybirch Rehabilitation for their outstanding care over the past year., They all loved her. There will be no funeral service at her request. There will be a family gathering at a later date., Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.
HARMONY - A graveside committal service for Charlie G. Bussell, 38, who died March 26, 2011, will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Hutchins Corner Road Cemetery, Wellington. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
AUGUSTA - Charlotte B. Robinson, 88, formerly of Newburgh, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta Campus, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Kingman, a daughter of the late Clarence and Vera (Morris) Beatham. Mrs. Robinson was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1940. She was a homemaker for most of her life, but had worked for several years at Bangor Mental Health Institute. Mrs. Robinson was a member and past matron of the Eastern Star in Carmel. She was an avid outdoors person who loved to hunt and fish. She enjoyed sports and attended most, if not all, of her son's sporting events. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Eugene W. Robinson Sr.; as well as a sister and two brothers. Mrs. Robinson is survived by her son, Eugene W. Robinson Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Augusta; a brother, Owen Beatham of Torrington, Conn.; three sisters, Avis Hanning of Littleton, Donna Burdick of New Hartford, Conn., and Bunnie Nanni of Barkhampstead, Conn.; a grandson, Jonathan Robinson of Fairfield; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Brieahna Robinson; as well as many nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. After cremation, a graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Hill Cemetery, North Road, Newburgh. Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences to the family may be sent via the funeral home website at
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AUBURN — Charlotte O. Ballard, 88, of Winthrop Street, Hallowell, died May 15, at Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born in Lynn, Mass., March 2, 1923, the daughter of Harry Barrett and Mildred (Bradbury) Barrett. Surviving is a daughter, Charlee B. Curtis and her h...
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AUBURN — Cora E. Tremblay, 84, of Auburn slipped away quietly at home with her family by her side on May 16. Cora was born in Macwahoc, May 11, 1927, the daughter of Thomas and Cora (Blier) Caron. She was a longtime resident of the Lewiston-Auburn area, where she met her husba...
MARTIN, DAVID E. - 83, May 8,2011, in Bath. Graveside funeral services, 10 a.m., May 20, St. Hyacinth's Cemetery, Westbrook. Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland.
KOZLOFF, DAVID STANLEY - 63, of Saco, Jan. 20, 2011, in Biddeford. Visiting hours, May 20, 12-1 p.m., Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Route 202, Buxton & funeral service, 1 p.m. Burial, South Buxton Cemetery. Reception, North Saco Congregational Church.
David Stanley, Kozloff, 63, SACO -- David Stanley Kozloff, 63, of Heath Road, Saco, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford., David was born in Saco on May 24, 1947, the son of Stanley and Leah Smith Kozloff. David attended Saco schools and graduated from Thornton Academy in 1967. He served in the United States Air Force until 1972., Survivors include his mother, Leah Kozloff of Saco; a brother, William Kozloff and his wife Ann of Gorham; nieces, Rebecca Kozloff O'Donnell and Theresea Kozloff of Gorham, and a nephew, William Kozloff III. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley; and a brother, Mark Kozloff., Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, from 12 to 1 p.m., at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Route 202, in Buxton (this is the correct location). A funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will military honors will follow at Friday South Buxton Cemetery.
GALIPEAU, DORILA LEA - 84, May 16, 2011. Visiting hours, Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment, St. Hyacinth Cemetery.
Dorila Lea, Galipeau, 84, WESTBROOK -- Dorila Lea Galipeau, 84, of East Valentine Street, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011, at her home after an illness of cancer for several years., She was born in Westbrook, the daughter of Donat and Evangeline LeBlanc Richard. She was raised, educated and resided in Westbrook all of her life. Dorila had been employed by the S. D. Warren Co. for over 40 years., She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Galipeau in 1989. She is survived by two sons, Richard and wife Lauren Galipeau, Maurice and wife Julie Galipeau all of Westbrook, a daughter, Lorraine and husband Victor Warner of Virginia; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Richard of Westbrook, Ovide Richard of West Baldwin, and three sisters, Jeannette Swett and Yvonne Spizucco of Westbrook and Lorraine LeBlanc of Florida., Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth Cemetery., Dorila Lea Galipea
ROCKLAND -- Doris Louise LeGendre, 90, passed away at the Knox Center on Friday, May 13. She was born in Waterville, the first child of Joseph and Marie (Veilleux) Mailloux. She spoke only French until she started school and taught her parents and younger siblings English. She graduated from Waterville High School., Doris married Robert Francis "Bob" LeGendre on Dec. 31, 1941, in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was stationed in Navy flight school. She arrived there after three days on the train, having left Waterville by herself after a great family sendoff. The Navy moved them all over the country, and they had their four children in four different states. After leaving active duty, Bob graduated from Tufts Dental School and began his practice in Brunswick, where they raised their children. Unfortunately for all, Bob died unexpectedly in 1980. Doris worked early on in their marriage as a secretary, but when her children were born, she chose to stay home to raise them. Her family was very important to her and she and Bob helped each of the children through school and activities with unwavering support. Doris always encouraged her children to seek the higher education that she did not have the opportunity to attain., Her son, Dr. Robert LeGendre Jr. and wife Karen of Warren, and daughters Barbara LeGendre and husband Robert Meade of Trumansburg, N.Y., and Jane Muszynski and husband Dr. Michael of Longwood, Fla., survive Doris. She also leaves a brother, Harold Mailloux, of Westbrook; sister Gladys Matte of Waterville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., Doris was predeceased by Bob; a newborn son, Richard; her parents; and three sisters, Lorette Greaves, Dorothy Lamontagne and Yvette Dumont., We are asking that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing could make a donation in her name to Knox Center for Long Term Care, 6 White St., Rockland, ME 04841., Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at Veilleux Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. A service of the Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville.
LEGENDRE, DORIS LOUISE - 90, May 13, 2011. Visitation, Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. & memorial service, 7:30 p.m., Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. Committal service, June 2, 10 a.m., Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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LEWISTON — Dorothy L. Perron, 78, formerly of 100 Campus Ave., Lewiston, died Monday, May 16, at d’Youville Pavilion, where she had been a resident since January. She was born in Auburn, Feb. 15, 1933, the daughter of Aimee and Amanda Labonte Perron. Educated in local schools, ...
BOIS, ELOI JOEL - 90, of Portland, March 10, 2011, in Scarborough. Graveside service, May 17, 10 a.m., Maine Veterens Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
FORT FAIRFIELD - Elouise F. Helstrom, 87, wife of the late Edward M. Helstrom, passed away Monday evening, May 16, 2011 at a Caribou health care facility, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Fort Fairfield, daughter of Hubert E. and Mary (Maskell) Giggey. She attended Fort Fairfield schools and was married to Edward M. Helstrom, June 28, 1946. Mrs. Helstrom was a lifelong member of Fort Fairfield Bethel Baptist Church and had been employed by A&P and Interstate Processing Plant, Fort Fairfield, for 20 years. She had also been a member of Caribou, Lister-Knowlton Post No. 9389 Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and Celtics fan, and was active in her church and enjoyed her church family. She will also be remembered as a wonderful cook who loved to prepare goodies for her friends and family. The Helstrom family extends a special thank you to Cary Medical Center and Caribou Nursing and Rehabilitation for the wonderful care, which was given to Elouise. In addition to her parents, Elouise was predeceased by her husband, Edward, Oct. 10, 1987; three sisters, Gertrude Dewley, Alfreda Palmer and Mary Joyce DeMerchant. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Gary E. Helstrom, Galen H. and Marilyn Helstrom, Gregory D. Helstrom and Gene R. and Patti Helstrom, all of Fort Fairfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Gailen "Wink" Wortman of Fort Fairfield; 12 grandchildren, Stephen Helstrom of Newport News, Va., Scott Helstrom of Limestone, Troy Ladner, Andy Helstrom, Kevin Helstrom, Sarah Foster, Ben Helstrom, Jon Helstrom, Ryan Helstrom, all of Fort Fairfield, Jennifer Wortman of Limestone, Joshua Wortman and Jacob Wortman, both of Fort Fairfield; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind two special friends, Ella Walker and Betty Jenkins, both of Fort Fairfield; and many friends at Harvest Meadows, Fort Fairfield. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Bethel Baptist Church, corner of Presque Isle and Main streets, Fort Fairfield, with Asa Cook officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will take place at Bethel Baptist Church fellowship hall immediately after the interment service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Helstrom to Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund, care of Diana Cook, 839 Limestone Road, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.
Dow, Ethel (Otis) Carey, died May 12 in Waterville.
WATERVILLE -- Ethel (Otis) Carey Dow died peacefully May 12, 2011, at Oak Grove Center., The daughter of William M. Otis and Lena (Brooks) Otis, she was born in Waterville, Dec. 8, 1926. Following the death of her mother in 1928, young Ethel was raised by Edward C. and Ethel Cary Dodsworth Otis, her namesake., She married Sherman F. Carey Aug. 24, 1945, in Waterville. They raised five children., The family lived in western New York state from 1947 to 1959, when they returned to central Maine. She married Carlton Dow in 1993. Ethel was a resident at The Woodlands in Waterville since 2000., Ethel was predeceased by her son, Edward Carey, and her husbands, Sherman F. Carey Sr. and Carlton Dow, all of Waterville. She is survived by one son, Sherman Carey Jr. (Kathryn) of Waterville; three daughters, Nancy Marshall Parry of Farmingdale, Susan Hodge (Les) of Orlando, Fla., and Brenda LaChance (Norman) of Grand Junction, Colo. She has nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren., The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of the Woodlands, Thayer 2 Central staff, Oak Grove Center staff and the Beacon Hospice staff for their care and kindness., There will be no public viewing or service. The family will gather later for a private celebration of Ethel's life., Anyone wishing may make donations in her memory. Please consider making them to Beacon Hospice or Waterville Hospice Volunteers.
WATERVILLE -- Ethel (Otis) Carey Dow died peacefully May 12, 2011, at Oak Grove Center., The daughter of William M. Otis and Lena (Brooks) Otis, she was born in Waterville, Dec. 8, 1926. Following the death of her mother in 1928, young Ethel was raised by Edward C. and Ethel Cary Dodsworth Otis, her namesake., She married Sherman F. Carey Aug. 24, 1945, in Waterville. They raised five children. The family lived in western New York state from 1947 to 1959 when they returned to central Maine. She married Carlton Dow in 1993. Ethel was a resident at The Woodlands in Waterville since 2000., Ethel was predeceased by her son, Edward Carey, and her husbands Sherman F. Carey Sr. and Carlton Dow, all of Waterville. She is survived by one son, Sherman Carey Jr. (Kathryn) of Waterville; three daughters, Nancy Marshall Parry of Farmingdale, Susan Hodge (Les) of Orlando, Fla., and Brenda LaChance (Norman) of Grand Junction, Colo. She has nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren., The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of the Woodlands, Thayer 2 Central staff, Oak Grove Center staff and the Beacon Hospice staff for their care and kindness., There will be no public viewing or service. The family will gather later for a private celebration of Ethel's life. Anyone wishing may make donations in her memory, please consider making them to Beacon Hospice or Waterville Hospice Volunteers.
LERICHE, EVELYN G. - 69, of Sanford, May 16, 2011, in Scarborough. Call, Sunday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale & memorial service, Monday, 10 a.m. Burial, Pine Grove Cemetery, So. Waterboro. Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.
Evelyn G. Leriche, 69, SANFORD -- Evelyn G. Leriche, 69, of Sanford, died on May 16, 2011, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a brief illness., She was born in New London, N.H., on Sept. 21, 1941, the daughter of Raymond L. and Evelyn (Call) Westgate and grew up in Portsmouth, N.H. As her mother's namesake, family members affectionately referred to her as Little Evelyn., She was employed for over 30 years with Sprague Electric in Sanford., Described as a major Red Sox fan, she was also an avid card player and enjoyed knitting., She was predeceased by her parents; by a granddaughter, Amber Marie Gray; and by her siblings, Marjorie Rand, Gladys Canfield, Raymond L. Westgate Jr., Leslie Westgate and Ralph Westgate. Survivors include her husband of almost 25 years, Richard J. Leriche of Sanford; a son, Robert Gray and his wife Sue of Waterboro; a granddaughter, Isis Gray of Springvale, two grandsons, David Garrity and Michael Parkhurst, both of Waterboro; sisters, Arlene Forkell of Hutchinson, Kan., Barbara Genthner of Brooksville, Fla., Betty Foss and her husband Gerald of Middletown, R.I., brothers, Robert Westgate and his wife Gloria of Naples, Donald Westgate and his wife Geri of Spring Hill, Fla., Kenneth Genthner of Philadelphia, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Mary Westgate of Macon, Ga., Diane Westgate of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews including her special niece Peggy Dunlap of Waterboro., Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, where a memorial service will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, So. Waterboro. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at, Evelyn G. Leriche
URBANO, EVELYN MARIE RUMINSKI - 73, April 27, 2011, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Services, Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, June 24, 2-4 p.m. Reception, Evelyn's Tavern, 121 Sawyer St., South Portland.
Evelyn Marie Ruminski Urbano, 73, DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Evelyn Marie Ruminski Urbano, 73, passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 27, 2011, in Daytona Beach, Fla., where she resided., Born in Portland on May 26, 1937, Evelyn was the last surviving child of 10 of the late Alice Gray and John Ruminski. She was a graduate of Portland High in 1955., While raising four children, Evelyn worked for George's Deli in the 70s for many years. Later on she went to Pierre's School of Cosmetology for hairdressing. Shortly after Pierre's, John and Evelyn opened up Evelyn's Tavern in South Portland in 1986, working there until she retired; moving to Florida to enjoy the rest of her life. Evelyn's is now being run by her two daughters., Evelyn was an avid card player, waiting for her next victim in a game of cribbage and other card games. She also enjoyed the night out on a bowling team hanging with some great friends, weekends on the ocean, and going to Cow and Peaks Island., After moving to Gray, Evelyn would have summer get-togethers with family and friends., She was predeceased by her ex-husband, John Urbano. She is survived by four children, John J. Urbano of Portland, Cynthia Billingslea and husband Cliff O'Brien, Deanna Terrano and life partner Donald York, and Beth Urbano, all from Gray; nine grandchildren, Mirrissa Urbano, Marina Urbano, Danielle (Ross) Toulouse, Michael J. Billingslea, Jennifer (Terrano) Johnson, Michelle (Terrano) Messana, Stephanie Terrano, Breanna Bozzuto and Joseph Viola-Urbano; six great-grandchildren, Owen, Elle, Samual, Emileigh, Evelyn and Caleb; and many nieces and nephews., Services will be held at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, on Saturday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m. A reception will follow at Evelyn's Tavern, 121 Sawyer St., South Portland (207)799-8505., I'M FREE, Don't grieve for me,, for now I'm free., I'm following the path, God laid for me;, I took His hand when, I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all., I could not stay another day,, to laugh, to love,, to work or play,, Tasks undone must, stay that way., If my parting has left a void,, then fill it with, remembering joy,, a friendship shared,, a laugh, a kiss,, for these things I too shall miss., Be not burdened, with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine, of tomorrow., My life's been full,, I've savored much., Good friends, good times,, a loved ones touch., Perhaps my time, seemed all to brief., Don't lengthen it now, with undue grief., Lift up your heart and, share with me., God wanted me, Now He has set me free!
MAYO, FLORENCE E. - 93, of Fryeburg, Jan. 25, 2011, North Conway, N.H. Committal service, May 21, 3 p.m., Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg. Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.
PALMYRA and PITTSFIELD - Frances Madore, 83, died May 16, 2011 at a Hartland health care facility. She was born March 14, 1928, in Canaan, a daughter of Ruel and Lottie (Tuttle) Turner. Frances was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Pittsfield, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and belonged to the Women's Missionary Alliance. She was most recently a communicant of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Palmyra. She will also be remembered as an avid gardener. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Madore, March 28, 1986. She is survived by a son, Thomas and wife, Nancy Madore, of Etna; three daughters, Cheryl and husband, Daniel Hanson, of Palmyra, Glenda and husband, Conrad Armandi, of Oakland and Diane and husband, Harold Dutton, of Oakville, Conn.; a sister, Julia Leathers of Hartland; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered by the staff at Sanfield Living Center, Hartland. There will be no services at this time. Private burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at
Richardson, Gail L., 61, of Lewiston, died May 15.
LEWISTON -- Gail L. Richardson, 61, of Irene Street, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her home., She was born in Rochester, N.H., on Aug. 20, 1949, the daughter of John and Lorraine (Dube) Richardson., Gail graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester in 1968 and later from the University of New Hampshire in 1972. She had worked for the state of New Hampshire, Department of Human services before moving to Montreal for two years. She returned to Somerville, Mass.. to work for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Boston for 12 years before moving once again to Florida in 1990 to work as a CNA in the Ocala area. She returned to Lewiston in 1998 and was employed as a residential caregiver at Dirigo House in Lewiston., Gail enjoyed swimming and being the family photographer. She was a very kind and generous person who would do anything to help anyone in need. She maintained a very strong and positive attitude during her most recent illness., Gail was an animal lover, especially of her four cats Sammy, Buddy, Mitzi and Moxie, who she loved dearly., She was predeceased by her mother, Lorraine Richardson, in 2003., She is survived by her father, John Richardson, of Lewiston; a sister, Jill Hastings, and her husband, the Rev. Stephen Hastings, of Mount Vernon; a niece, Lauren Hastings, and a nephew, Damon Hastings, both of Portland; many aunts, uncles, cousins, step-brothers and -sisters., There will be no visiting. A celebration of Gail's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Burial will occur in Pine Grove Cemetery in Barrington, N.H., on Saturday at 11 a.m., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Leukemia Foundation, 321 Wilson Pond Road, North Monmouth, ME 04265., Condolences to the family may be sent to www.khrfuneralhomes.com.
HEITZ, GEORGE PAUL JR. - 72, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of New Hampshire, May 7, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. Visitation for immediate family, May 20, 6-8 p.m., Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Public visitation, May 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland. Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 a.m. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
George Paul, Heitz Jr., 72, TAMPA, Fla. -- George Paul Heitz Jr., 72, of Winter Haven, Fla., and formerly of New Hampshire, died on May 7, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was the husband of the late Louise C. (DiMatteo) Heitz who died on March 19, 2010., George was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 20, 1939, the son of the late George P. and Anna M. (Raschka) Heitz. He attended schools in Chicago and graduated from Harrison High School. After graduating he enlisted into the, and served his country., He met his future wife, Louise, at a YWCA 7/11 dance were she was volunteering and married her shortly afterwards. Still in the Air Force, the couple traveled to Montana, Chicago and GTMO Bay Cuba before settling in Lee, N.H. They later settled in Winter Haven, Fla., George worked for the Federal Government as a contract manager at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire for several years before retiring., George enjoyed creating all types of cards on the computer; he was also a pro at putting together photo albums. He and his wife loved traveling by car across the country., He is survived by a brother Richard Zilka and his wife Marie of Chicago, and a sister Georgian (Heitz) Kunde of Berwyn, Ill. He also leaves many nieces and nephews; as well as a sister-in-law, Sarah (DiMatteo) Conley of Cape Elizabeth, and a brother-in-law, Daniel DiMatteo of Falmouth. George was predeceased by his sister, Janet Lou Heitz., A visitation for immediate family will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, from 6-8 p.m., at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. A public visitation will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Louis Phillips celebrating. Interment with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Please visit, for further information and to sign George's online guestbook.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Geraldine B. (Gould) Reynolds, 94, formerly of Southwest Harbor and Camden, died peacefully and went to be with the Lord March 5, 2011. Gerry was predeceased by her husband, Warren G. Reynolds Sr.; brothers, Woodrow and Richard; sister, Winona; former son-in-law, Marvin D. McLeod Sr.; son-in-law, Frank E. Whiffen II; and granddaughter-in-law, Blesia Whiffen. She is survived by her sister, Martha Nash; daughters, Jacqueline A. Reynolds and her significant other, Noel Madlambayan, Cheryl E. Whiffen, Andrea G. Leonard and husband, Weldon; son, Warren G. Reynolds Jr. and special friend, Margot Johnson; grandchildren, Cherrie Barnes, Frank E Whiffen III, Justin T. Leonard, Naomi Reynolds and Sunshine Giles; a special stepgranddaughter, Sandy Ahlquist; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Gerry was known for her cooking and enjoyed doing so for her family, friends and all the children at the Camden school lunch program and Mount Desert Island Head Start program. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, arts and crafts and painting. After relocating from Maine to Florida at age 61, she graduated from cosmetology school, received her license and worked until she retired. She was a member of Camden Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church, New Port Richey, Fla., where she sang in the choir and was active in Wesley Adult Fellowship class. There will be a family service and committal 1 p.m. June 17 at East Union Cemetery. Donations in Gerry's name may be made to the hospice care center of your choice.
HOULTON - Gladys Mae Gravel, 79, died May 13, 2011, at a local health care facility. She was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Houlton, the daughter of Benjamin A. and Marion E. (Hunter) Fleming. Gladys was a member of the Salvation Army for 65 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family. Gladys is survived by her five children, Leonard Gravel and his wife, Susan, of Winterville, N.C., Bonnie Doty and her husband, Chuck, of Shelley, Idaho, Eugene Gravel and his wife, June, of Buxton, Cynthia Rockwell and her husband, Boyd, of Island Falls and Randy Gravel of Houlton; grandchildren, Sean Kirk, Troy Gravel, Jeremy Gravel, Jimmy Gravel, Lisa, Amanda, Joanie and Nicholas Gravel, April and Samantha Doty, Kristina, Jennifer and Boyd Rockwell III; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Georgie Morin and Marion Polchies, both of Houlton; her brother, George Gramour of Caribou; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert E. Gravel; her son, John; grandson, Christopher Gravel; and two brothers, Jimmy Fleming and Bernard Gramour. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army with Maj. Herma Pearl officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Gladys' memory to the Salvation Army, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences:
POMELOW, HAROLD - 86, May 16, 2011, in Yarmouth. Visiting hours, May 20, 2 until start of funeral, 4 p.m., Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Interment, June 6, 1 p.m., Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.
Harold Pomelow, 86, WESTBROOK -- Harold Pomelow, 86, of Falmouth Street, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011, at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth., He was born in Westbrook on July 11, 1924, the oldest son of Peter and Marion Collins Pomelow. Harold worked for Dana Warp Mills until 1943, entering the military in March. During, , he served in the 295th Engineer Combat Batalion, landing on Omaha Beach. He served from March 1943 to December 1945, when he was honorably discharged. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and the European African Middle East Theater Campaign Ribbon. When he returned home in 1945, he returned to work for Dana Warp Mill until he went to work for S.D. Warren., On March 6, 1948, he married Delores Bannister in Westbrook. Harold retired from S.D. Warren in 1986., Harold enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending many hours at Sebago Lake fishing for trout or salmon and hunting in the Pickett Mountain area. He also enjoyed bowling, pool, and horseshoes. One of his greatest pleasures was walking the boardwalk along the Presumpscot River. He regularly kept track of the beavers that lived along the riverbanks. He walked the Presumpscot daily for years, until about a year ago, when he was no longer able to continue., He was predeceased by his parents; his wife Delores on Oct. 29, 2001; and brothers, Floyd, Phillip and Clyde Pomelow. Harold is survived by his son Steven and wife Sherry Pomelow of Gorham, two daughters, Katheryn and husband John Lorenzo of Charlotte, N.C., Wendy and husband Robert Collins of Cape Elizabeth; six grandchildren, Steven, Tina, William, Abigail, Cameron and Sean; and five great-grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Andrew, Eva and Emily., Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 20, from 2 until the start of funeral services at 4 p.m., at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Interment with Military Honors will take place on Monday, June 6, at 1 p.m., at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta., The family wishes to thank the staff at Coastal Manor and VNA Home Health and Hospice for the exceptional care of their dad, In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VNA Home Health, and Hospice in Scarborough, or Coastal Manor in Yarmouth., Harold Pomelow
MILO - A graveside memorial service for Helen D. Jay, wife of the late Raymond Jay, who died March 30, 2011, will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, with Pastor Joan Desanctis officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A complete obituary can be viewed at
GAGNON, HELEN LORETTA - 83, May 16, 2011. Visiting hours, May 27, 6-8 p.m., Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway & prayers, May 28, 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 p.m., St. Bartholomew's Church, 8 Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth.
PEMBROKE - A committal service for H. Elliott Moore, who passed away Jan. 16, 2011, will be held 1 p.m. May 21 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pembroke. Arrangements are in the care of Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport.
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Zeilor, 69, FREEPORT -- Jacqueline Evonne Zeilor, 69, of Freeport, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Jackie, to all her friends and family, was born in Freeport on Nov. 30, 1941, the daughter of Marion (Simpson) and George Hale. She grew up in Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School, Class of 1960., Jackie worked in Freeport and Lisbon for Dingley Press most of her working career. Jackie enjoyed taking car trips with her family and traveling around the country. Her greatest joy and the love of her life was her family., In addition to her loving companion, Bill Winslow, Jackie is survived by her daughter, Lorna Wren and her husband Karl, her son, John Zeilor and his wife Juliet; her five grandchildren, Dustin and his wife Lacie, Rica and her husband Dustin, Jenna, John and Alex; and her two great-grandchildren, Madison and Lillianna. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Marjorie Hale, Bobbie Hale, Donna Brown, and her brother, George 'Skipper' Hale., The family would like to express their gratitude to the ICU staff at Mid-Coast Hospital for their wonderful care and the attention provided to Jackie and her family., There will be a graveside service on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Burr Cemetery, 56 Durham Rd., Freeport. Please visit, to share your condolences, memories and tributes with Jackie's family., Jacqueline 'Jackie' Zeilor, Lindquist Funeral Home, Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 846-4011
ZEILOR, JACQUELINE EVONNE - 69, of Freeport, May 15, 2011, in Brunswick. Graveside service, May 19, 2 p.m., Burr Cemetery, 56 Durham Rd., Freeport.
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FREEPORT — Jacqueline "Jackie" Evonne Zeilor, 69, of Freeport passed peacefully on Sunday May 15, 2011 at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Jackie, to all her friends and family, was born in Freeport on November 30, 1941, a daughter of Marion (Simpson) and George Hale. She grew up in Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School, Class of 1960.
HALL, JANE J. GEELHOED - formerly of Freeport, March 12, 2011, in Gulfport, Fla. Celebration of life, June 5, 1 p.m., Camp Hammond, 275 Main St., Yarmouth. If possible, RSVP to email@example.com or 603-502-5589.
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LEWISTON — Jean-Marie Joseph Rioux, 84, of Lewiston passed away at his residence May 16. He was born Jan. 9, 1927, a son of the late William and Zoraide (Morency) Rioux. Jean-Marie served in the U.S. Navy and later became an electronic technician. He will be remembered by his family ...
WILLIAMS, JOANNE SWETT - Oct. 4, 2010. Memorial service, May 19, 11 a.m., Foreside Community Church United Church of Christ, 340 Foreside Rd., Falmouth. Refreshments at the church.
Cobb, John F., 72, of Corinna, died May 15.
CORINNA -- John F. Cobb, 72, Corinna, died May 15, 2011, at his home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 15, 1938 in Dexter, the son of Francis F. And Phyllis R. (Worden) Cobb Sr. He was educated in schools of Dexter and Malden, Mass. He was a Navy veteran. In 1979, he married Neva Gould at St. Albans. John worked as a machinist most of his life in the surrounding area and was also a member of International Machinist Association Local 1696 of Dexter and was elected its president for one term. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking, but mostly the company of his family and friends., He is survived by his loving wife, Neva Cobb, of Corinna; a son, John Cobb II, two daughters, Valerie Brown and Robyn Flanders, all from Athens; a step-daughter, Vicky Conner, of Garland; two brothers, Francis F. Cobb of Tewksbury, Mass., and Robert M. Cobb of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland; a sister, Clara Giambusso, of Miraloma, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Thelma Pomeroy, Deloris Leighton and Margaret Lawrence; stepson Randy Burpee; his granddaughter, Bridget Stutzke; and great-grandson Jackob., Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to John F. Cobb Memorial Fund, c/o Neva Cobb, 168 Merrill Road, Corinna, ME 04928., Graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Corinna Center Cemetery, Center Road, Corinna., Arrangements under the direction of Dan and Scott's Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04947.
Clark, John H., 67, of Randolph, died May 14 in Augusta.
RANDOLPH -- John H Clark, 67, of Randolph died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He was born in Biddeford on July 2, 1943, a son of Robert and Charlotte Libby Clark., John lived on Water Street in Randolph., He has no known relatives., A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner.
KENNEDY, JOHN H. - 87, of Cumberland Center, May 13, 2011. Graveside serve at a later date. Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
Kennedy, John H., 87, of Cumberland Center, died May 13 in Portland.
CUMBERLAND CENTER --John H. Kennedy, 87, of Cumberland Center, left us peacefully at Maine Medical Center on May 13, 2011., John was born on Nov. 27, 1923, in Waldoboro, the son of William Kennedy and Grace Calderwood Kennedy., He enjoyed doing many activities and being with his family. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Virginia, for 65 years. He was a giving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather., He was a graduate of Waldoboro High School. After which he served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945 in the European and Pacific Theaters, where he earned the rank of petty officer. Kennedy had been chairman of the Waldoboro Planning Board, chairman of the Downeast Council, Boy Scouts of America, past director of the Waldoboro Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Lions Club of Waldoboro. He served in the Businessman's Association in Farmington, was a director of the Farmington Lions Club; and was a corporator of the Franklin County Savings Bank. In Portland, he was director of Junior Achievement; a director of Community Counseling; president and director of the area Development Council of the Chamber of Commerce; the United Way Campaign; a director and Life Member of the Cumberland Lions Club and a corporator of the Former Maine Savings Bank. For 40 years, he was employed by Central Maine Power Co. He worked in Rockland, Waldoboro, Farmington and Portland, retiring as manager of the Southern Division., Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pinkham Kennedy;, daughter Pam and her husband, Eugene Richardson; daughter-in-law Robin Kennedy Kiel; five grandchildren, Michelle Dennison, Julie Schmidt, Bo, Ty and Max Kennedy; six great-grandchildren; and a siste,r Arlene Baum, of St.. George. He was predeceased by his mother and father; and three brothers Harold, Arthur and Ronald Kennedy; his son, William Kennedy; and granddaughter Claire., A graveside serve will be held for the family at a later date., You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com., Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, ME 04572.
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TUCSON, Ariz. — Joseph Robert Rogers Jr., 47, died unexpectedly on May 13, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born on Sept. 3, 1963, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Joe and parents lived in New Gloucester for many years. He graduated from Lewiston High School, where he played football. He relocated to Ar...
FERRIS, KATHLEEN S. - 68, of Sebago, Jan. 22, 2011. Graveside service, 1 p.m., May 20, Pine Grove Cemetery North, Clarks Bridge Rd., Waterboro. Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.
Kathleen S. Ferris, 68, SEBAGO -- Kathleen S. Ferris, 68, of Sebago, died on Jan. 22, 2011., A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Pine Grove Cemetery North, Clarks Bridge Road, Waterboro. Arrangements are by Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham., Service Announcement
MINISZEK, LAURA SIMS - 93, of Brattleboro, Vt., in Topsham, May 15, 2011. Private family service. Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
PERRY, LAURETTE M. - 88, of Saco, May 16, 2011, in Biddeford. Visiting hours, 4-8 p.m., Friday, Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach & James St., Saco. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Saturday, St. Joseph's Church, Good Shepherd Parish, Biddeford. Burial, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford.
ROY, LAVAUGHN M. - 64, of Sanford, in Portland, May 16, 2011. Visiting hours, 10-11 a.m., May 20, Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford & memorial service, 11 a.m.
LAPOINTE, LILLIAN - 91, May 12, 2011, in Rockland. Graveside memorial service, 11 a.m., June 6, Williams Cemetery, Westbrook St., South Thomaston. Reception, Finnish Church, South Thomaston. Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
Lillian Lapointe, 91, SANFORD & SOUTH THOMASTON -- Lillian Lapointe, 91, died peacefully, following a period of declining health, on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Knox Center in Rockland., A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Williams Cemetery, Westbrook Street, South Thomaston. A reception will be held at the Finnish Church in South Thomaston., To read a full obituary or share a memory with Lillian's family, please visit obituaries at, . Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland., Service Announcement
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PORTLAND — Linda M. Vigil, 71, of Oxford, formerly of Lisbon died Monday, May 16, at Maine Medical Center. She was born in Boston, March 3, 1940. She leaves a son, Joe Vigil of Oxford; and three grandchildren. For full obituary and to pay tribute to Linda's life please visit h...
BUCK, MARGARET - 101, of West Newfield, May 15, 2011, in Scarborough. Prayer service & memorial gathering, May 18, 2:30 p.m., West Newfield Congregational Church, Maplewood Rd., West Newfield. Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, Springvale.
Ziegler, Marge, 86, of Oakland, died May 14.
OAKLAND -- Marge Ziegler, 86, died May 14, 2011, at her daughter's home in Oakland. Marge was born May 29, 1924 in Wallington, N.J., the daughter of Andrew and Pauline (Oles) Dedinsky., Marge lived in Vero Beach, Fla., for more than 30 years before coming to stay with her daughter in Oakland. She was enrolled in HealthReach Hospice and cared for at home by her daughter, Jill, and granddaughter Brianna., Thanks to the Hospice team of Kathie, Erika, Julianne, Tammy, Gwen and Lee for their good care and support. A special thank-you to Connie, Marge's volunteer, and loving neighbor Diane, who made Marge feel special and appreciated. Also, thanks to Dr. Nancy Zurbach for being attentive and supportive during Marge's journey., She had many interests and hobbies, which included watching college football, 20 years of volunteer service to the Vero Beach Hospice Thrift shop, golfing, knitting and attending knitting classes at The YardGoods Center in Waterville., Marge is survived by her son, Chris Ziegler, of New Jersey; a daughter, Jill Bixby, of Oakland; four grandchildren, Brianna Beecher of Massachusetts, Stowe Beecher of Washington, Jack Ziegler of New Jersey and Evan Ziegler of New Jersey. Marge was predeceased by her husband, Gottfried Ziegler; and a daughter, Debra Ziegler., In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Marge's memory to HealthReach Hospice & Volunteers of Kennebec Valley, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828., A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family., Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
FRYE, MARION LOUISE 'MAME' (JACKLIN) - 90, of Yarmouth, May 16, 2011. Service, May 20, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main St., Yarmouth.
Marion Louise, (Jacklin) Frye, 90, March 16, 1921 - May 16, 2011, YARMOUTH -- Marion Louise 'Mame' (Jacklin) Frye, 90, lifetime resident of Yarmouth, went home to her Maker on May 16, 2011, after an extended illness., She was born on March 16, 1921, in Yarmouth the daughter to the late William Hastings and Lucy Earl (Ruby) Jacklin. She graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth. At the age of 19, on Dec. 19, 1940, she married Ernest Clifton Frye Jr. of Cumberland., Mrs. Frye was a member of the Eastern Star in her younger years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Yarmouth. Marion was an avid game playerÉcards and all kinds of competitive table games. Saturday night bean suppers with Bingo were normal outings for her over the weekends., She was a very social woman who loved attending social gatherings, but even more soÉhosting and entertaining others herself. She was an excellent cook (receiving the award for Maine's winning custard pie) and she enjoyed passing her recipes along to her daughter-in-law, granddaughter and niece., Marion had a wonderful sense of humor. Most importantly though, she was a very dedicated Christ-follower and knew where she was going for certain upon her departure from this earth., Marion was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Ernest C. Frye Jr., in March of 1988. She is survived by her only child, son, Ernest William Frye of Ashland, Mass., and his wife Randa R. (Keith) Frye; her only grandchildren, Deryck Clifton Frye (his wife Stacy Frye) and Ginelle Ruth Payne (her husband David Payne), both of Massachusetts; and seven great-grandchildren, Devon Frye, Mallory Frye, Ashton Payne, Madison Frye, Kelsie Payne, Morgan Frye and Dakota Payne, all of Massachusetts. She is also survived by her loving sister, Evelyn Lucy Stoddard, and her brother, William Hastings Jacklin Jr., both of Maine; and her nieces, Claire (Jacklin) Walchinsky of Pennsylvania, Mary Jane Curit of Maine, and a nephew, Craig Stoddard, also of Maine. Then too, she is survived by many, many friends who loved her and cherished her for her friendship, kindness and servitude. Although Marion had only one biological child, she was a 'mother to many.', On Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m., there will be a service honoring Marion's life held at the First Baptist Church of Yarmouth at 346 Main St., Yarmouth. Flowers may be sent to Lindquist Funeral Home of Yarmouth, at 1 Mayberry Lane. Please visit, to view a video collage of Marion's life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with the Frye family., Marion Louise, (Jacklin) Frye
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Marjorie E. Fernald, 72, passed away May 11, 2011, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born April 19, 1939, in Skowhegan, daughter of the late James and Margaret Clement Given. She was also predeceased by her only son, Alan F. Fernald. She leaves behind one daughter, Gerri Lynn Fernald; grandchildren, Adriana Fernald, Marcos Quesada and Grace Wall; daughter-in-law, Graciela Fernald; and former husband, Gerard Fernald. A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Clemmons, N.C. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the college fund of Adriana Fernald.
CORBIN, MARY ELIZABETH (JONES) - May 15, 2011. Time of visitation, May 19, 4-8 p.m., Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland & prayers, May 20, 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.
BAILEYVILLE - A committal service for Mary G. Crosby, 87, who passed away March 10, 2011, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Woodland Cemetery, Baileyville. Arrangements are in the care of Mays Funeral Home.
Mary Monica, Crawford, 49, WESTBROOK -- Monica Crawford, 49, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 16, 2011., She was born in Portland on March 29, 1962. She attended Portland schools, graduating in 1980 from Deering High School., Mary was employed from the age of 17 at Northeast Insurance, now Tower Group, working her way up through many positions within the company., She enjoyed her volunteer work at the Root Cellar with the Neighbors at Noon Program, the Barron Center and Spring Brook Nursing Care Center, and at the Long Creek Correctional Facility. She taught Sunday School at West Falmouth Baptist Church, was involved in church activities at the First Baptist Church in Westbrook, and recently attended Coastal Community Church in Scarborough. She also volunteered at Spring Harbor Hospital and was a strong advocate for the mentally ill; at one point testifying in Augusta to restore funding for needed programming., Mary was most noted for her strong faith, beautiful smile and giving heart. She was one who would give the shirt off her back if she knew someone needed it. She thrived on making a difference in others lives, often supporting the 'underdog,' and was an amazing listener and friend. She loved children and was especially blessed to spend time with her beloved nieces and nephews, her family, and many lifelong friends. Her greatest desire was to follow the will of God, and she was passionate about helping others do the same., She was predeceased by her mother, Donna Mains; and a nephew, Ryan Thiboutot. She is survived by her father and his wife, Robert and Shirley Mains of Standish; her grandparents, Ernest and Florence Mains of Westbrook; three brothers, Robert Mains and his wife Jennifer of Westbrook, Gerald Mains and Ted Mains, both of Portland; nieces, Jamie and Jessicca Mains of Denmark and Windham, nephews and nieces, Phillip, Thomas, Rachel and Jacob Crawford of Westbrook, a nephew, Chad Chase of Falmouth; her great-niece, Rainah Dennison of Denmark; and a large circle of extended family and friends who meant the world to her., Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 733 Main St., Westbrook. Online condolences may be made to, In lieu of flowers, donations, can be made to:, The Root Cellar, 94 Washington Ave., Portland, Maine 04101, Mary Monica, Crawford
MAXFIELD - Michelle Ann Kingman, 42, passed away May 15, 2011, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born May 20, 1968, in Brockton, Mass., the daughter of James Redmond Kingman Sr. and Carol Ann (Bouldry) Kingman. During her life Michelle worked as a veterinarian's assistant, dental assistant and most recently coordinated the dental residency program at Penobscot County Community Dental Center. She served the center for seven years. She was a graduate of Penobscot Valley High School in 1986. She loved to go deer hunting, fishing and camping, and constantly worked in her yard planting flowers and gardens to make her home a work of art. She showed great pride in her home that she worked so hard to get. She dedicated her life to her family, especially her special granddaughter, Karley. Another thing that made Michelle who she was would be her many animals. She had several dogs and cats in her life, especially her Tazzy cat. When she was very young, she even raised a wood duck that had been abandoned by its mother. She was predeceased by her parents, James R. Kingman Sr. and Carol A. Kingman. She is survived by a son, Steven J. Theriault; a grandchild, Karley Theriault; her longtime companion, Chris Martin; a brother, James R. Kingman Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Leominster, Mass.; a sister, Tina M. Wellman and her husband, Glen, of Sangerville; nephews and nieces, who include Harley Wellman, James R. Kingman III, Austin Wellman, Brittany Kingman and Jonathan Kingman; several aunts, uncles, cousins and far too many very close friends to mention. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be at West Enfield Cemetery. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at
CRAWFORD, MONICA - 49, May 16, 2011. Visiting hours, May 20, 6-8 p.m., Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. Celebration of life service, 1 p.m., May 21, First Baptist Church, 733 Main St., Westbrook.
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PORTLAND — Naomi Jean Farrar, 41, of Dixfield, died Sunday, May 15, at Mid Maine Medical of a sudden illness. Naomi was born Jan. 13, 1970, in Rumford, the daughter of Foster and Brenda (Brown) Horne. She graduated from Rumford High in 1988, and from UMF, Class of 1993. Children and...
SAWYER, NORMA L. - 75, May 14, 2011, in North Conway. Visiting hours, May 18, 6-8 p.m., Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish & funeral service, May 19, 11 a.m. Burial, Stanley Cemetery, South Hiram.
OAKFIELD - Funeral services for Paul M. Shields Sr., who died Feb. 18, 2011, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Oakfield Baptist Church. Burial will be immediately after at Oakfield Cemetery. A time for friends and family to gather and remember Paul will be held after the burial in the church basement. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to Oakfield Baptist Church.
SWANVILLE - Paul Perry Sr., 79, a devoted husband and beloved father, passed away peacefully May 15, 2011, with family by his side. He was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Appleton, the son of Robert Perry and Clarissa Gould. Paul proudly served in the Navy overseas during the, . Paul was a master mason. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Perry; mother, Clarissa Gould; and brother, William Gould. Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years, June Perry; his children, Paul Perry Jr. and wife, Stephanie, of Jefferson, Tim Perry and wife, June, of Bath; eight grandchildren, Jamie Perry, Danielle Ladd, Duska Martovich, Nicolas Perry, Chelsea Perry, Dylan Perry, Emily Perry and Stephen Perry; four great-grandchildren; his siblings and their spouses, Patricia McLean and Kenneth, David Perry and Bobby, Doug Perry and Dotty, Charlie Gould and Brenda, Terry Gould, Peter Gould and Gene, and Cindy White and Bill. Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering 9:30-11:30 a.m. with a formal service 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
HODGDON and WINTERPORT - Pauline Lillian (Tower) Kervin, 92, passed away peacefully May 17, 2011 at a Bangor hospital. Pauline was born June 19, 1918, in Cary, daughter of the late William and Lavina Tower. Pauline grew up in Aroostook County and worked as a clerk at First National Grocery for many years. She was married for 60 years to Alston and raised two sons. In later years she and her husband moved to Winterport and enjoyed attending services at Church of the Open Door, Hampden. Pauline will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Pauline is survived by her loving sons, Rodney Kervin and wife, Annette, of Robins, Iowa, and Michael Kervin and wife, Andrea, of Winterport; grandchildren, Sean Kervin of Denver, Kimberly Lennox and husband, Jason, of Iowa, Kristie Reese and husband, Ken, of Hampden and Matthew Kervin and wife, Lisa, of Winterport; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Quirion and Wrena Barton; several nieces and nephews. Pauline was predeceased by her loving husband, Alston L. Kervin; brothers, Floyd, Robert, Forest and Russell Tower; and sisters, Madeline Conway, Evelyn Aronson and Ellen Kelly. Family and friends may visit 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, with the Rev. Mark Fowler officiating. Interment will be after the funeral service at Hodgdon Cemetery, Hodgdon. Memorial contributions in Pauline's honor may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through
MACCORMACK, PAYSON ARTHUR - 80, of Scarborough, May 12, 2011, in Scarborough. Memorial service, 2 p.m., May 22, Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.
Payson Arthur, MacCormack, 80, SCARBOROUGH -- Payson Arthur MacCormack, 80, of Scarborough, passed away on May 12, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 20, 1930, the son of Charles and Agnes (Hall) MacCormack. Payson was a graduate of Westbrook High School., After serving in the Air Force, Payson went to work for IBM where he retired after 35 years. After retirement, he worked for Lake Arrow Head in Waterboro, and Maine Medical Center in the Parking Garage where he was known for his lollipops., Payson was active in 4-H for many years. He was President of the Middlesex County 4-H fair for 10 years., He was well-known by the nickname Mac and could be best described as a person who was always giving of himself, a person who put the needs of others ahead of his own, a person who you could talk to and share your thoughts, a mentor of sorts, non-judgmental and always tried to find the good in it all. His family feels blessed to have had him in their lives., He was predeceased by two brothers, Leroy MacCormack and Austin MacCormack, and a sister, Shirley (MacCormack) Briggs. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen (Tapley) MacCormack; and two daughters, Leslie (MacCormack) McLaughlin and her husband Phil of Pepperel, Mass., and Janet (MacCormack) Hyde and her husband Michael of Augusta. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Marc McLaughlin, Kelsey Hall, Jenna Hyde and Brian Hyde. There are also many nieces, nephews and some very special family and friends., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland, followed a by a light lunch., In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to:, Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, Maine 04074, Payson Arthur MacCormack
FRITH, RONALD R. SR. - 85, of Sanford, in Sanford, May 12, 2011. No visitation. Services later. Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., Alfred.
Rackliff, Richard Clarence "Hound Dog" Sr., 80, of Dresden, died May 14 in Augusta.
DRESDEN -- Richard C. Rackliff, 80, died after a long illness on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta., He was born in Rockland on Aug. 12, 1930, the son of Clarence and Lucy Rackliff., Dick was a 40-year employee of Bath Iron Works, retiring in 1990. Dick was a longtime member of the Gardiner and Augusta Eagles Club., He enjoyed playing pool, selling cars, van trips, and particularly spending time with his family and friends., Dick was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marjorie Rackliff, of Dresden; daughters Bonnie Delano and her husband, Dana, of Dresden, Louann Pontau and her husband, Robert, of Wiscasset, and Sonia Pearson and her husband, Timothy, of Wiscasset; son Richard Rackliff Jr. and his wife, Katie, of Wiscasset; sister Joan McCormick and her husband, Tom, of Florida; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way., A memorial service will take place on Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Dresden., Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.,
BREWER - Robert A. Leali, 68, formerly of Searsport, died Dec. 9, 2010, in Brewer. There will be a graveside service 11 a.m. May 21 at Mount Rest Cemetery, Burnt Cove, with the Rev. Dana Douglas officiating. Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
HANSON, ROBERT E. - May 14, 2011, in Ogunquit. Memorial visitation, May 19, 3-6 p.m., Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd., Wells. Memorial Mass, May 20, 3 p.m., Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, 236 Eldridge Rd., Wells. Interment private.
TURMELLE, ROBERT R. - 83, of Enfield, Conn., May 15, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial, May 19, 11:30 a.m., Saint Bernard's Church, 426 Hazard Ave., Enfield, Conn. Private burial at a later date. Visitation, Thursday, 10 a.m. until time Mass, Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, Conn.
PARKER, Fla. - Roberta Ann "Bobbie" Bouchard Sisson, 72, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home. She had been a resident of this area for the past 38 years after relocating from Silver Ridge. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by her ex-husband, Forrest S. Sisson III of Luling, La.; daughter, Lisa G. Cornelius and husband, Robert, of Fountain, Fla.; daughter, Jill M. Sisson of Phoenixville, Pa.; son, Forrest S. Sisson IV and wife, Sharon, of Leesburg, Va.; brother, Roger Bouchard and wife, Deanna, of Silver Ridge; brother, Alan Bouchard and wife, Arlene, of Silver Ridge; sister, Kathleen Lameroux and husband, Michael, of Lakeville Plantation; sister, Deborah LeBlanc of Bangor; sister, Brenda Bouchard of Bangor; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Vernal E. Bouchard; her mother, Alice B. Bouchard; and her brother, Richard Bouchard. Memorialization is by cremation. A private wake with family and close friends will be held at a later date, and her ashes will be taken to the homestead in Silver Ridge in the fall of this year. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at
BELAND, ROLAND R. - 94, of Saco, May 15, 2011, in Biddeford. Visiting hours, 8-9:30 a.m., Thursday, Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach & James St., Saco. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Thursday, Most Holy Trinity Church, Good Shepherd Parish, Saco. Burial, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.
KAROL, RUTH C. - 87, May 10, 2011, in Vero Beach, Fla. Memorial service, May 20, 10 a.m., United Baptist Church, Saco. Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, Fla.
NORTHEAST HARBOR - Sheila Louise (Norwood) Graves, 85, known as Mamie by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, died peacefully May 15, 2011, with family by her side at Mount Desert Island Hospital. She was born March 8, 1926, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Douglas R. and Ruth E. (Haskell) Norwood. Sheila graduated salutatorian of Gilman High School before attending a business school in Boston. While working there she met her husband of 63 years, Bob. After she and her husband moved back to Mount Desert Island she worked for the Rockefellers, Bar Harbor Banking & Trust, and did private bookkeeping. She was a member of Union Church of Northeast Harbor, where she had taught Sunday school, was part of the church guild and enjoyed singing in the choir. She enjoyed reading, sewing, baking and knitting. Sheila's family was the center of her life, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sheila leaves behind her daughter, Ann Paine and husband, Bill; her son, Alan Graves and wife, Doreen, all of Northeast Harbor; daughter-in-law, Christine Graves of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Brian Graves and wife, Heather, of Trenton, Laura Kilko and husband, Tom, of Mount Holly Springs, Pa., Melissa Saunders and husband, Keith, of Fleming Island, Fla., Alicia Paine of Brunswick, John Paine of Northeast Harbor, Crystal Bonias and husband, Bobby, of Epping, N.H., Heather Brown and husband, Jay, of Northeast Harbor and Jennifer Graves of Northeast Harbor; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Caroline Saunders, Ashley and Brendan Graves, Ella and Tristan Kilko, Fiona Brown and Baby Bonias, who will be arriving shortly; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind a stepsister, Bette Douglas of Bar Harbor; sister-in-law, Nancy Trask of Old Saybrook, Conn.; brother-in-law, Richard Graves and wife, Mary Jane, of Ellsworth; and brother-in-law, Malcolm Graves of Lisbon, Conn. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sons, John and Steven; a stepsister, Barbara Boyer; and a stepbrother, Vincent Donnell. Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor. Those who desire may make contributions in Sheila's memory to Mount Desert Nursing Association, P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 or Mount Desert Island High School Theatre Renovation Fund, care of Wendy Littlefield, P.O. Box 180, Mount Desert, ME 04660. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at
PAWLING, SHIRLEY ELLEN (GRANT) HARMON - April 4, 2011. Memorial service, 2 p.m., May 21, First Freewill Baptist Church, Parker Farm Rd., Buxton.
Durgin, Stanley "Red," 73, of Gardiner, died May 12 in Augusta.
GARDINER --Stanley "Red" Durgin, 73, of Winter Street, Gardiner, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He was born in West Gardiner on Dec. 11, 1937, a son of Arthur and Gladys Rogers Durgin., He was predeceased by three brothers, Albert, Howard and John; four sisters, Muriel Hart, Alice "Gin" Leclerc, Mary Kenyon and Ines Durgin., He is survived by four sisters, Lillian Ferrucci of Milford, Mass., Dot Durgin of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gloria Pratt of Vienna, and Josephine Coombs of Brunswick; a brother, Robert Durgin, of Sabattus; and several nieces, nephews and cousins., A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at the family lot in Howard Cemetery, West Gardiner., Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, Gardiner., ,
MILLINOCKET - Graveside committal services for Susan A. Pennell, who died Nov. 25, 2010, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Millinocket Cemetery.
CORINNA - A graveside committal service for Tammy Chipman, who died Jan. 26, 2011, will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Morse's Corner Cemetery, Corinna, with the Rev. Ronald Parker officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
KRAFT, THERESE M. - 49, May 16, 2011. Celebration of life service, 4 p.m., May 20, Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.
Therese M. Kraft, 49, Service Announcement, PORTLAND -- Therese M. Kraft, 49, of Massachusetts Avenue, passed away on May 16, 2011, following a lengthy illness., A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. A full obituary will be published at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations made to her family would be appreciated.
LAHAIE, VALERIE M. - 96, of South Portland, Dec. 24, 2010, in Portland. Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m., May 20, St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church, Payne St., Springvale. Interment, St. Ignatius Cemetery, Sanford. Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, Sanford.
THOMAS, WILLIAM E. 'BILL' - 92, of Buxton, Feb. 28, 2011. Graveside service, 10 a.m., May 19, South Buxton Cemetery, Route 112, Buxton. Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.
Vachon, William J., 92, of Skowhegan, died May 17 in Skowhegan.
MADISON -- William J. Vachon, 92, a resident of Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 17, 2011., Bill, the son of Paul and Virginia (Boucher) Vachon, was born Oct. 15, 1918, in Anson. He attended Madison schools, but quit school at a young age to work in the Great Northern paper mill. In May 1942, Bill was drafted into the Army. He participated in the invasion of Normandy and was honorably discharged in September 1945. He returned to the Great Northern paper mill where he became an electrician and successfully earned his General Educational Development diploma. On Dec. 15, 1945, he married Juanita McGowan, and they raised two sons., He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus as well as an active communicant of St. Sebastian Church, where he served as a lector until his health deteriorated. His church, family, friends and dogs (especially Sydney and Taylor) were of special importance in his life. His activities involved working with wood in his shop, daily walks, going for rides and enjoying meals with his lifelong friends., Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Juanita (McGowan) Vachon; and his siblings, Paul, Lorraine, Yvonne, Jeannette, Wilfred and Alfred., He is survived by his sons, Monty, and his wife, Annette, of Franklin, Vt., and Steve and his wife, Mary, of Skowhegan. Grampy will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Juliette Anderson, of Anson; and several nieces and nephews., Bill was a quiet, kind and gentle soul who lived the typical American life of yesterday. He answered the call of his country, worked hard to make an honest living, raised his sons by example and loved God., The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Cedar Ridge Center for their kindness and loving care for the last two years and to Beacon Hospice for the past few weeks., Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., in Madison. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Christ The King, St. Sebastian Church on Main Street in Madison, with Father John Mazzei officiating. Interment will occur in St. Sebastian Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish make a memorial donation to Somerset Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
CAMDEN - Winifred V. "Winnie" Burton, 87, died peacefully Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Cushing Homestead. Born Aug. 13, 1923, in Searsmont, she was the daughter of Paul R. and Bernice E. Farrow Thomas. She was educated locally and a 1941 graduate of Camden High School. After graduation Winnie worked for a brief time at Knox Woolen Mill before enlisting in the U.S. Women's Army Corps in 1943. Winnie completed her basic training in Daytona Beach, Fla., and was then stationed in New Orleans at Camp Plauche. Earning the rank of sergeant, she worked as a clerk typist until being promoted to sergeant major administrative noncommissioned officer. As a sergeant major, she supervised enlisted men and women who worked in the message center, troop processing center and mail center, handling military correspondence and daily rosters. Later Winnie did recruiting in New Orleans and Texas. Upon her discharge in 1946, Winnie returned to Camden. She was employed with New England Telephone Co., Rockland, when she met her future husband, Vernon W. Burton. The two were married Nov. 14, 1946. Together they moved to Monhegan, where Winnie served as postmaster from December 1963 to 1983. In 1968 the post office was moved to Winnie and Vernon's home. Winnie enjoyed living on the island year-round for 50 years. She took great pride in her home, especially her beautiful flower gardens. In 1995 Winnie and her husband moved back to the mainland, settling in Camden. After the death of her husband, of more than 50 years, Winnie continued to live on her own for several years. She was proud to live by herself until March of this year. She was predeceased by her husband in 1997; a sister, Paula R. Little, in 1992; and a sister-in-law, Anita Morris. Winnie is survived by her nephew, Dana Little and his wife, Loretta, of Rockland; her niece, Rebecca Hartley and her husband, Tom, of Chesapeake, Va.; a great-nephew, Jonathan Little of South Portland; a great-niece, Brittany Hartley of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother-in-law, Robert Burton and his wife, Mari, of Cushing; a sister-in-law, Priscilla O'Hara and her husband, Walter, of Monroe, Conn.; as well as several nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Winnie's family, please visit her online guest book at obituaries at