Friday, May 20, 2011

Maine Obituaries 05/20/2011


 

ADELBERT LOMBARD

LOMBARD, ADELBERT 'DEL' 'RED' LAWRENCE - formerly of Gorham, May 15, 2011, in Pelham, N.H. Graveside service, May 21, 11 a.m., Eastern Cemetery, Main St., Gorham. Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State St., Gorham.


 


 

Alice K. Leighton

LEIGHTON, ALICE K. - 98, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, in Scarborough, May 19, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by the Hobbs Funeral home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. 


 


 

Angela D. O'Clair

O'Clair, Angela D., 42, of Benton, died May 17 in Augusta. 


 


 

Angela D. O'Clair*

BENTON -- Angela D. O'Clair, 42, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta., She was born in Augusta on Nov. 18, 1968. She attended local schools and the University of Maine at Augusta. Most of her working life was spent as a personal care assistant., Angela's life revolved around her dogs. She bred and sold English mastiffs and maintained a website, www.angelwingmastiffs.com., Angela was predeceased by her mother, Darlene O'Clair; her grandfather, Philip Ouellette; and a stepbrother, Chad French. Surviving are her parents, Fred and Louise O'Clair, of Oakland, and Roger and Lois Morin, of Houlton; her grandmother, Faye Ouellette, of Sidney; a sister, Kim O'Clair, of Smithfield; a stepsister, Tina Frappier, and husband Raymond of Belgrade; stepbrothers P.J. French of Benton and Greg French of Belgrade; and six nieces and nephews., Friends are invited to visit 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland, where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will follow at the Reynolds Hill Cemetery in Sidney., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made c/o Kim O'Clair, 297 Quaker Lane, Smithfield, to help defray expenses.


 


 

Armand Ashenfelter

ASHENFELTER, ARMAND - May 17, 2011. Memorial reception, May 22, Augusta Country Club, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 


 


 

Armand Ashenfelter #1

Ashenfelter, Armand, of East Winthrop, died May 17. 


 


 

Armand Ashenfelter*

EAST WINTHROP -- Armand Ashenfelter passed away peacefully at his East Winthrop home on May 17, 2011. His loving family was by his side., Born Sept. 19, 1916, in Wichita, Kan., he attended local schools, North High and John Brown University in Arkansas., With war clouds looming, Armand took leave as a display artist with the K.G. and E. and enlisted in the Navy six years prior to Pearl Harbor. He served as a chief petty officer with an air squadron attached to the Atlantic Fleet for the duration of the war., A 10-day leave in 1942 afforded him the opportunity to return to Wichita and marry Rosemary Giboney who, shortly thereafter, joined him on the East Coast., Armand joined the Central Maine Power Co. in October 1945, where he "wore several hats" including display, sales promotion and was a member of the Advertising Club of Portland. Retiring 35 years later, he pursued his meaningful hobbies. He and his beloved Rosemary continued their many long-to-be-remembered travel experiences., In Armand's twilight, he was heard to say, "I have lived. I have laughed and I have cried. I have loved and been loved. I have truly been blessed with a loving family and caring friends. God has been good to me.", Armand and his devoted family suffered the loss of his adored wife of over 59 years. He now leaves his daughter and son-in-law Anne and Jack Savona, his daughter Debra Hart, and his son, Dirck Ashenfelter. He leaves six grandchildren, Andrea Brown and her husband, Rick, Greg Savona and his wife, Erika, Megan Hart and her husband, Tony Sprague, Erik Hart and his wife, Denise, Stephanie Ashenfelter, and Katelyn Ashenfelter; as well as five great-grandchildren, Lucas and Sydney Brown, Katherine and Avery Hart, and Ryan Savona., Per Armand's request, his ashes will be committed to the sea off Bailey Island by the family at a later date., Family and friends are invited to gather for a memorial reception this Sunday, May 22, at the Augusta Country Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Catholic Mission, c/o Sisters Barbara and Maureen, P.O. Box 268, Crown Point, NM 87313.


 


 

Art Davis*

Art Davis, 86, TORRANCE, Calif. -- Art Davis went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. In heaven he is reunited with Millie, his wife of 58 years., Art was born on Feb. 16, 1925 to Arthur Sr. and Jessie Davis in Gorham. He served our country during, in the Army Air Force. Soon after discharge he met and married Millie in 1947. They had six children who he is survived by Janet Davis, Arthur III (Julie) Davis, Ron (Laura) Davis, Susan Rike, Patti (Richard) Bradford and Tammy (Todd) Styers; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers Merle, George and Everett and his devoted friends in Christ, Chuck and Rhea Conklin.


 


 

Avis "Joannne" Waltz

WALTZ, AVIS 'JOANNE' - 82, of Orchard Road on May 17. Visiting hours, May 23 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 7 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. Burial will be Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Dow's Corner Cemetery in Standish.


 


 

Barbara H. Targett

HOLDEN - Barbara H. Targett, 83, died unexpectedly May 17, 2011, in Bangor, after a brief illness. She was born April 17, 1928, in Corinth, daughter of Charles A. and Charlotte E. (Frazier) Jackson. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and in recent years her grandson, Christopher, was the center of her life. She is survived by one son, Alan Targett and his wife, Tina; and one grandson, Christopher Targett, all of Holden. She will be remembered by a longtime dear friend, Jean Emerson of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Russell Targett; and her two sons, Charles Johnson and Gene Targett. Family and friends may visit 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer, where a service honoring her life will be held 3 p.m. as the visitation concludes. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Messages of condolence may be offered to her family at


 


 

Barbara Jean Chase Ramsey

RAMSEY, BARBARA JEAN (CHASE)- 73, of Portland, May 17, 2011. Graveside service, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. 


 


 

Barbara Jean Chase Ramsey*

Barbara Jean (Chase) Ramsey, 73, PORTLAND -- Barbara Jean (Chase) Ramsey, 73, of Portland died on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Barron Center. For a complete obituary please visit 


 


 

Barry Frederick Ryan

RYAN, BARRY FREDERICK - 60, of Portland, May 16, 2011. : A memorial party to celebrate the life of Barry is planned sometime in mid to late June.


 


 

Barry Frederick Ryan*

Barry Frederick, Ryan, 60, PORTLAND -- Barry Frederick Ryan passed away on May 16, 2011 after an almost 30 year courageous battle with Crohn's Disease. He was born in Portland on August 23, 1951 to Frederick J. Ryan and Margaret (Olmstead) Ryan. For a complete obituary please visit


 


 

Barry McLellena

MCLELLENA, BARRY - in Surry, 58, March 19, 2011. A graveside service, 11 a.m., May 23, 2011 at Cunningham Ridge Cemetery, Surry. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth


 


 

Correction

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:00 AM 

Obituary Correction In the obituary that ran on Thursday for Margaret M. Cloutier a predeceased nephew, Roger Turcotte was inadvertently left out. 


 


 

Cynthia N. Seavey

SEAVEY, CYNTHIA N. - May 12, 2011, in Auburn. Memorial service, 2 p.m., May 28, First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St., Norway. 


 


 

Dora M. Pelletier (Dube) Robichaud

OLD TOWN - Dora M. (Dube) Pelletier Robichaud, 95, died peacefully in her sleep Jan. 5, 2011. Interment will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Old Town. Services entrusted to Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.


 


 

Edward Kuebler

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:00 AM 

SOUTH PARIS — Edward Kuebler, 82, of Bolsters Mills, passed away Monday, May 16, at Market Square Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Newark, N.J., to George and Louise (Zimmer) Kuebler. Edward and his first wife, Clara were owners of the Deerfield Inn in Chester, N.J.,...


 


 

Elizabeth M. Evans Clark

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:00 AM 

AUBURN — Elizabeth Marie Evans Clark, 85, of New Gloucester, passed away peacefully on May 15, at the Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Jan. 29, 1926, in Biddeford, the daughter of Roy and Blanche (Leonardi) Evans of Kennebunk, where she grew up. She gra...


 


 

Elizabeth Marie Evans Clark

CLARK, ELIZABETH MARIE EVANS - 85, May 15, 2011, in Auburn. Private celebration of life. 


 


 

Elizabeth Marie Evans Clark*

Elizabeth Marie, Evans Clark, 85, NEW GLOUCESTER -- Elizabeth Marie Evans Clark, 85, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2011, at the Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by her loving family., Born on Jan. 29, 1926, in Biddeford, she was the daughter of Roy and Blanche (Leonardi) Evans of Kennebunk where she grew up. She graduated with honors from Kennebunk High School, and attended Boston University and the University of Maine at Farmington, after which she graduated with a degree in education and taught in the Bangor school system., Betty and Richard Clark met in the eighth grade and were married for 63 years., She leaves behind her beloved family; her devoted husband, Rich, a retired orchardist in New Gloucester; her two children, Cynthia (Cindy) Bois of New Gloucester and David Clark of New Gloucester; two adored granddaughters, Marisa Bois of Portland and Hannah Clark of New Gloucester; a sister, Barbara Evans Yates and her husband Russell of Kennebunk; and numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of her family. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Annie Bierweiler of Wolfeboro, N.H.; and her children and grandchildren., Betty touched the lives of many people with her caring humor and keen wit, sharing her strength of spirit as her legacy to her cherished family. Her joys in life were her family, her friends and going out to lunch. When the children were small, she'd drive them around in her little yellow Volkswagen to visit friends and relatives. Since 1963, Betty lived with Rich at their family farm, Royal River Orchards, in New Gloucester. For many years, her favorite luncheon spot was Cole Farms in Gray where she maintained numerous friendships with the staff., Betty's family is planning a private celebration of her life., In lieu of flowers, a donation, may be made to:, Androscoggin Home Care, & Hospice's Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, Maine 04210, or at, (Making a Gift/Donate Now, directing gift to Hospice House).


 


 

Ella G. Waitt

WAITT, ELLA G. - 80, May 15, 2011. Visitation, 5-7 p.m., May 19, Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. Memorial service, 4 p.m., May 20, Hampden Congregational Church, Main Rd. North, Hampden. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook.


 


 

Estelle M. Quattrone

QUATTRONE, ESTELLE M. - 88, of Biddeford, May 17, 2011, in Biddeford. Visiting hours, May 20, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach & James St., Saco. Graveside service, May 21, 12 p.m., St. Mary's Cemetery, Biddeford.


 


 

Eva Sirois Bernard

BERNARD, EVA SIROIS - 104, May 14, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla. Mass of Christian Burial, May 24, 9:30 a.m., St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church. Hour of visitation, 8:30 a.m. until time of funeral, Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. Burial, St. Ignatius Cemetery.


 


 

Evelyn Marie Ruminski Urbano

URBANO, EVELYN MARIE RUMINSKI - 73, April 27, 2011, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Services, Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, June 4, 2-4 p.m. Reception, Evelyn's Tavern, 121 Sawyer St., South Portland.


 


 

Everett L. Patterson Jr.

ABBOT - Everett L. Patterson Jr., 77, died May 18, 2011, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born July 6, 1933, in Skowhegan, son of Everett and Hazel (McLaughlin) Patterson Sr. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for Farin Brothers and Smith Construction Co. for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Wentworth) Patterson, in 2004. He is survived by a son, Scott Patterson of Abbot; a daughter, Julie Patterson and her companion, Warren Abbott, of Abbot; three grandchildren, Trent and Travis Patterson, and Brody Tarsook; a brother, David Patterson of Abbot; a sister, Darlene Durgin of Dover-Foxcroft; nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Abbot Evangelical Free Church, Abbot, with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Burial will be at Abbot Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abbot Evangelical Free Church, P.O. Box 131, Abbot, ME 04406. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to


 


 

Francis John O'Donnell

HOULTON - Francis John O'Donnell, 84, died May 17, 2011, in Houlton. He was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Johnsville, New Brunswick, one of 12 children to John and Lucy (Dugan) O'Donnell. Francis was a veteran of, and the, . He served in the National Guard Battery B152 for 34 years. Command Sgt. Maj. O'Donnell retired in 1983. He worked for AE Staley Manufacturing for 34 years and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, visiting the "farm" and spending time with his family. He was a devoted Red Sox and Celtics fan. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (McClay) O'Donnell; seven children, Mary and Ritchie Guilford, Marguerite and Timothy Cowan, Timothy and Sharon O'Donnell, Michael and Marcia O'Donnell, Jean and Martin Goldsmith, Douglas and Tammy O'Donnell, and Jane and Mark Hutchinson; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Katherine Fitzpatrick, Helen Warner, Allen O'Donnell, Stella Gordon, Clifford O'Donnell, Margaret Halleck and Gerald O'Donnell; and two sisters-in-law, Marcia O'Donnell and Eileen O'Donnell. He was predeceased by his brothers, Eugene, Dennis and Donald; and one sister, Alice. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St., Houlton. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of the Visitation, Houlton, with Father Roger Cyr, celebrant. Interment will be held 9 a.m. June 2 at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Francis' memory be made to St. Mary of the Visitation, 110 Military St., Houlton, ME 04730 or Madigan Estates Nursing Home Activities Fund, 93 Military St., Houlton, ME 04730. For an online memory book and to send condolences, please visit


 


 

Frank C. Hanson

HANSON, FRANK C. - 89, May 12, 2011, in Sanford. No service; burial private.


 


 

Frederick W. Davis

DAVIS, FREDERICK W. - Feb. 22, 2011. Graveside service, May 23, 9 a.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. 


 


 

Frederick W. Davis*

Frederick W. Davis, WESTBROOK -- Frederick W. Davis passed away on Feb. 22, 2011. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 23, at 9 a.m., at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook., Graveside Service


 


 

Freida K. Newberry

NEWBERRY, FRIEDA K. - 74 years, of Kennebunk, January 13, 2011.A graveside service, May 24, 2011, 1p.m. at Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk.


 


 

Galen C. Charpentier

ALEXANDER - Galen C. Charpentier, 63, passed away May 17, 2011, at Calais Regional Hospital. Galen was born Dec. 2, 1947, in Hamlin, son of Russell and Germaine (Chamberlain) Charpentier. He worked for most of his life as a carpenter and a superintendent for Industrial Construction Co., and was a member of Carpenters Union Local 43 in Connecticut for more than 35 years. On April 20, 1968, he married Charlotte Manion, in South Windsor, Conn., with whom he lovingly raised two children. Galen actively participated in his son's sports and music programs during his childhood. He was supportive and involved with his daughter as she partook in many years of dance and art, as well as supported her in her pursuit of a career in New York City. He was a loving husband and father, and a loyal friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Galen was predeceased by his father, Russell J. Charpentier. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Charpentier; his mother, Germaine Charpentier of South Windsor, Conn.; his children, Christopher Charpentier and his wife, Janette, of Vernon, Conn., and Chantel Charpentier of New York City; two grandchildren, Kiera and Chase Charpentier of Vernon, Conn.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law with whom he was very close; nieces, nephews, many close friends; and his special canine companion, Daisy. Charlotte would like to especially thank neighbors Steven and Tammy Clark, and Charlie and Wendy Dixs who have been supportive, loving and so very helpful. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Margaret Mary Church, South Windsor, Conn. Arrangements are in the care of Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at


 


 

George Bragdon

BRAGDON, GEORGE - May 17, 2011. Visiting hours, Blileys Funeral Home, Richmond, Va., Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass, St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, Va., 11 a.m., Saturday. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery.


 


 

Gerald W. Partridge

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:21 PM 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL— Gerald "Jerry" W. Partridge, 64, formerly of Bath and Belgrade Lakes died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Halifax Health Hospice in Edgewater, FL.


 


 

Gladys M. Wildes

WILDES, GLADYS M. - 85, formerly of Scarborough Terrace, Feb. 11, 2011. Graveside service, 10 a.m., May 21, Forest City Cemetery, South Portland. Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. 


 


 

Greta Keith Smith

SMITH, GRETA KEITH - 86, of Yarmouth resident, Feb. 16, 2011, in Freeport. 


 


 

Harold R. Mountain

DOVER-FOXCROFT - A graveside memorial service for Harold R. Mountain, who died March 24, 2011, will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the family lot at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. A complete obituary can be viewed at


 


 

Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt

Hunt, Hazel Dawn (Little), 93, died May 16 in Waterville. 


 


 

Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt #1

WATERVILLE - Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt, 93, passed away peacefully May 16, 2011, at Woodlands, Waterville. She was born March 14, 1918, in Baileyville, the youngest daughter of Calvin A. and Lura (Twombly) Little. She graduated as valedictorian from Frankfort High School, Frankfort, and from Eastern Maine General Hospital, Bangor, as a registered nurse in 1939. On Sept. 13, 1941, she married Orman P. Hunt, who died in 2002. They spent most of their married life in Skowhegan - he was co-owner of Hunt's Dairy - where they raised their four children. She worked part time at Redington Fairview General Hospital, retiring in 1977. Hazel was a dedicated wife, mother and friend who enjoyed her family, cooking, sewing, knitting, making quilts, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and Scrabble. She was also an avid fan of the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox. She is survived by her four children, Barbara D. Clark and her husband, Kirby, of Dracut, Mass., Carolyn A. Sawyer of Danvers, Mass., Rebecca H. Swaffield and her husband, William, of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Daniel M. Hunt and his wife, Theresa, of Bloomington, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Gretchen L. Clark, Allison R. (Clark) Hopkins, Garrett D. Sawyer, Stephanie J. (Sawyer) LeBlanc, William H. Swaffield Jr., Whitney E. (Swaffield) Walker, Michelle L. Hunt and Danielle M. Hunt; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother and sister, Thurlow Little and Geraldine Ritchie; and her beloved granddaughter, Hilary R. Swaffield. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at Federated Church, Island Avenue, Skowhegan. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Gifts in her memory may be sent to The Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 12-A, Augusta, ME 04330.


 


 

Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt*

WATERVILLE -- Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Woodlands in Waterville on May 16, 2011. She was born in Baileyville, the youngest daughter of Calvin A. and Lura (Twombly) Little on March 14, 1918., She graduated as valedictorian from Frankfort High School, Frankfort, and from Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor, as a registered nurse in 1939., She married Orman P. Hunt (who died in 2002) on Sept. 13, 1941. They spent most of their married life in Skowhegan, where he was co-owner of Hunt's Dairy and where they raised their four children. She worked part time at Redington Fairview General Hospital, retiring in 1977., Hazel was a dedicated wife, mother and friend who enjoyed her family, cooking, sewing, knitting, making quilts, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and Scrabble. She was also an avid fan of the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox., She is survived by her four children, Barbara D. Clark and husband Kirby of Dracut, Mass., Carolyn A. Sawyer of Danvers, Mass., Rebecca H. Swaffield and husband William of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Daniel M. Hunt and wife Theresa of Bloomington, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Gretchen L. Clark, Allison R. (Clark) Hopkins, Garrett D. Sawyer, Stephanie J. (Sawyer) LeBlanc, William H. Swaffield Jr., Whitney E. (Swaffield) Walker, Michelle L. Hunt and Danielle M. Hunt; and nine great-grandchildren., She was predeceased by her brother and sister, Thurlow Little and Geraldine Ritchie; and her beloved granddaughter, Hilary R. Swaffield., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Federated Church, Island Avenue, Skowhegan., The family requests that no flowers be sent., Gifts in her memory may be sent to The Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 12-A, Augusta, ME 04330.


 


 

Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt* #1

Hazel Dawn, (Little) Hunt, 93, WATERVILLE -- Hazel Dawn (Little) Hunt, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Woodlands in Waterville on May 16, 2011. She was born in Baileyville, ME, the youngest daughter of Calvin A. and Lura (Twombly) Little on March 14, 1918., She graduated as Valedictorian from Frankfort High School, Frankfort, Maine and from Eastern Maine General Hospital, in Bangor, as a Registered Nurse in 1939., She married Orman P. Hunt (who died in 2002) on Sept. 13, 1941. They spent most of their married life in Skowhegan(he was co-owner of Hunt's Dairy) where they raised their four children. She worked part-time at the Redington Fairview General Hospital, retiring in 1977., Hazel was a dedicated wife, mother and friend who enjoyed her family, cooking, sewing, knitting, making quilts, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and Scrabble. She was also an avid fan of the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox., She is survived by her four children: Barbara D. Clark and her husband Kirby of Dracut, Mass.; Carolyn A. Sawyer of Danvers, Mass.; Rebecca H. Swaffield and her husband William of Wolfeboro, N.H.; and Daniel M. Hunt and his wife Theresa of Bloomington, Ill.; eight grandchildren: Gretchen L. Clark, Allison R. (Clark) Hopkins, Garrett D. Sawyer, Stephanie J. (Sawyer) LeBlanc, William H. Swaffield, Jr., Whitney E. (Swaffield) Walker, Michelle L. Hunt and Danielle M. Hunt; and nine great-grandchildren., She was predeceased by her brother and sister, Thurlow Little and Geraldine Ritchie; and her beloved granddaughter, Hilary R. Swaffield., A memorial service will be held on Sunday June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Federated Church, Island Ave., Skowhegan. The family requests that no flowers be sent., Gifts in her memory may be sent to: The Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 12-A Augusta, ME 04330, Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 207-474-3357


 


 

Hazel Dawn Little Hunt

HUNT, HAZEL DAWN (LITTLE) - 93, of Waterville, May 16, 2011. A memorial service Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2 p.m., Federated Church, Island Ave., Skowhegan.


 


 

Helen E. Drowns

DROWNS, HELEN E. - 94, of Sanford, May 17, 2011, in Sanford. Services private & burial, Riverside Cemetery, Springvale. Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. 


 


 

Irma M. Hasenfus

Hasenfus, Irma M., 92, of Keene, N.H., died May 15. 


 


 

Irma M. Hasenfus*

KEENE, N.H. -- Irma M. Hasenfus, 92, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Carol Yadeta, on Morgan Lane, Keene, where she had lived for the past seven years., She was born in Worcester, Mass., Jan. 23, 1919, the daughter of George and Laina (Haapala) Malm., She was a 1936 graduate of North High School in Worcester, and a 1940 graduate to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was a member of the Phi Zeta Sorority., In 1941, she married Joseph Hasenfus of Needham, Mass. Mrs. Hasenfus lived with her family in Kents Hill, Maine, for 25 years. She was a social worker for the state of Maine., She enjoyed swimming and was a competitive swimmer in high school. She swam in several 3-mile ocean races in her early 20s. She also enjoyed canoeing and mountain climbing with her husband and children when they were young., Mrs. Hasenfus is survived by three children, Carol Yadeta of Keene, Dr. Nancy Hasenfus and her husband, Dr. Robert Anderson, of Bath, Maine, and Eric Hasenfus and his wife, Cheryl, of Rome, Maine; and seven grandchildren, Sarah Yadeta of New York City, N.Y., David Yadeta of Washington, D.C., Gwendolyn Anderson and Rachel Anderson, both of Bath, Adam Hasenfus of Wilmington, N.C., Leah Smith and her husband, Lenny, of Wilmington, and Shauna Myles and her husband, Ryan, of Scarborough. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Hasenfus, of Bath, and formerly of Needham, Mass. Her husband, Joseph Hasenfus, and her son-in-law Baheru Yadeta, died earlier., Burial in Kents Hill Cemetery, Readfield, will be private., The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., Keene, is assisting the family with the arrangements.


 


 

Isabelle Renardson Benoit

BENOIT, ISABELLE 'BELLE' RENARDSON - 89, formerly of Cheshire, Ct., in Meriden, Ct., Dec. 21, 2010. Memorial service, May 22, 2011, 2 p.m. at the Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Rd, Cheshire. A reception will follow in the church social hall. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements.


 


 

James K. Gould Jr.

Gould, James K. Jr., 80, of East Hartford, Conn., died May 17. 


 


 

James K. Gould Jr.*

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- James K. Gould Jr., 80, of East Hartford, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011., He was born on Oct. 8, 1930 in Waltham, Mass., son of the late James K. Gould and Maude L. (Reynolds)., He was the beloved husband of Ana (Davila) Gould for 53 years. Besides his wife, Ana, he is survived by his three sons, James K. Gould III of Avon, Steven A. Gould and wife Monica of Elgin, Texas, and Edward A. Gould of Manchester; his beloved grandchildren, Amanda, Aaron, Camden, Michelle, Sara and Steven Jr. as well as Megan and Katie Latshaw; one special godson, Bruce Perry, of Jeffersonville, Vt.; and a great-grandson, Elijah Gould. In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Ida Varney, and Alfred and wife Ellen Gould of Waterville, and Mary Veilleux; sister-in-law Dolores Gould of Winslow; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended families and friends., James is predeceased by his brother, Burton I. Gould, and his brother-in-law, Richard Veilleux, both of Winslow., James served in the Air Force during the Korean War. After 30-plus years of service, he retired from Pratt & Whitney as an engineer. He was a long-time member and past president of the East Hartford Lions Club having been honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow and Knight of the Blind., He enjoyed calling bingo and camping with his family and friends. In later years, he thoroughly enjoyed bird watching and supplying feed to the various birds inhabiting the many birdhouses throughout his yard., Having followed his sons into the Scouting movement, over the years rose various roles of leadership to assistant district executive and a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow., A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 23, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of Peace Church, 370 May Road, followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery with full military honors. Both are located in East Hartford. Calling hours will be Sunday, May 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to The East Hartford Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 380765, East Hartford, CT 06138; or to the Alzheimer's Association , CT Chapter, 279 New Britain Road, Kensington, CT 06037., The Gould families extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center and the nursing staff in the Spencer Unit for their professionalism, care, love and compassion as well as to the Hospice Unit of Masonic Care, Shelly Polo in particular. To the many employees at Riverside, thank you!, To leave an online condolence and to view James' video tribute, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com.


 


 

James S. Lester

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:21 PM 

KNOXVILLE, TN — James S. Lester (formerly of Westport Island, ME, and Greenwich, CT) died at his home on Tuesday, May 17, at the age of 87. Jim Lester was born August 14, 1923 in Scarsdale, NY, where he spent his early years through high school. He earned a bachelor of science from Williams College (class of 1944), where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Princeton University in 1945 with a master of science in engineering.


 


 

Jeremy Lee Barbeau

Barbeau, Jeremy Lee, 31, of Whitefield, died May 17 in Augusta.


 


 

Jeremy Lee Barbeau*

WHITEFIELD -- Jeremy Lee Barbeau, age 31, of Devine Road, died May 17, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, surrounded by his family. He was born in Augusta on Nov. 15, 1979, the son of Michael R. Barbeau and Mary Brenda (Belanger) Barbeau., Jeremy attended schools in Augusta and Florida., He is predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Mary (Veilleux) Belanger, maternal grandfather Clement Belanger; his paternal grandmother, Simone Barbeau; and his paternal grandfather, Joseph A. Barbeau., Surviving is his mother, Mary Brenda Willette, and her husband, Brian Willette, of Whitefield; his father, Michael Barbeau, of Augusta; two brothers, Timothy Barbeau and his fiancee, Stephanie Patenaude, of Whitefield, and Michael Barbeau Jr. of Clinton; a stepbrother, Brent Willette, of Portsmouth, N.H.; two sisters, Nicole Trussell, of Whitefield, and Chantyl Webber and her husband, Keith, of Clinton; a stepsister, Toni Willette, of Wilmington, Del.; aunts Diane Dostie and Jeanne Barbeau; uncles James "Jimmy" Barbeau and Norman Barbeau; special friends Bruce and Stephanie Bourget; and many cousins., Jeremy loved playing poker, checkers and cribbage with his uncles at their annual July 4th get-together in New Hampshire. He also enjoyed trips to Foxwoods. Jeremy's passion has always been working on vehicles, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and his Ford Fusion., "And now, my love, although our hearts are breaking, and after your life's struggles, we must let you go to be with the Lord and your Pépère, who you missed so much. Until we see you again, you will remain in our hearts forever.", Special thanks go to the CCU and his nurse Nicole at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Dr. Van Summern and Dr. West., Visiting hours are 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Augusta., Memorial donations are requested to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Attn: Director of Planned Giving, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home., Condolences may be expressed at www.plummerfh.com.


 


 

Jesse Francis Heath

SHERMAN - Jesse Francis Heath, 88, died May 18, 2011, in Houlton. He was born June 19, 1922, in Sherman, son of Ivory and Ruth (Ingalls) Heath. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Sherman Area Senior Citizens. He is survived by four children, Peter Heath and his wife, Ginger, of Sherman, Samuel Heath of Sherman, Sandra Heath of Island Falls, and Rebecca Bouchard and her husband, Roger, of Sherman; seven grandchildren, Victoria Hopple, Melissa Hartt, Tyrel, Samuel Jr. and Jesse Heath, Amy Greenier, and Adam Bouchard; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Ivory "Ike" Heath Jr. of East Millinocket and Paul Heath of Vassalboro; a sister, Myrtleen Jones of New Brunswick; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Erma; brothers, Bert, Leonard, Ralph, and Charles "Bill" Heath; and sister, Avis Darling. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Calvary Baptist Church, Sherman Station, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. with Pastor Donnie Willigar officiating. Interment will be at Sherman Mills Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit


 


 

Joan L. Weinberg

HOULTON and FLORIDA - Joan L. Weinberg, 83, died May 7, 2011, at a local health care facility. She was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Fort Kent, daughter of John and Alice (Long) Labbe. Joan taught fifth grade in Bridgewater and then East Corinth for many years. In the late 1980s, she relocated to Florida where she continued her teaching career. Joan was a native French speaker and later learned Yiddish and Hebrew. She loved gardening, animals and traveling. She was a talented sewer and crafter. Joan is survived by her husband, Maynard Weinberg of Florida; her children, Tommy Pinette, Ruth Cain and her husband, Brian, Brian Pinette and his wife, Kathy, Sara Meunier and her husband, Norman, Peter Pinette and his wife, Charlotte, Mark Pinette and his friend, Elton Phillips, Morris Pinette and his wife, Connie, Laura Wolfgang, and Victoria Shilton and her husband, Martin; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Joan's life will be held noon Saturday at Frenchie's Coyote Club, West Road, Monticello. Online condolences and guest book at


 


 

John H. Smith

EAST HOLDEN - Retired Staff Sgt. John H. Smith passed away quietly May 17, 2011, with his loving family by his side. He was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Westerly, R.I., son of George and Emma (Burgess) Smith. He lived in Maine for 25 years with his loving partner, Emily Benson. He was the love of her life and her best friend. He is survived by Emily's children, Chester Benson and his wife, Linda, of Bucksport, and Emily Ann Witham and husband, Jeffrey, of Bucksport and Florida; Emily's grandchildren, Rebecca French, Melissa Tweedie and husband, Marcus, Meagan Benson, Nicole, and Charlie Ann; and great-grandchildren, Laycee and Austin Tweedie, all of Bucksport. A special thank you goes to Chester and Linda Benson who were always there for John, and to Emily Ann and Jeff Witham who loved him very much. The family also thanks Dr. Vincent Michaud for his wonderful care, and all the nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center and the veteran's hospital. Graveside services will be held May 21 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ashaway, R.I. Arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.


 


 

John Lunt

LUNT, JOHN - of Yarmouth, in Scarborough, May 18, 2011. Visiting hours, May 20, 5-8 p.m., Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Gathering, fellowship & celebration, May 21, 1-4 p.m., Falmouth Country Club, One Congressional Dr., Falmouth. Burial private.


 


 

Kathleen "Casey" Favour

NORTHEAST HARBOR - Kathleen "Casey" Favour passed away March 18, 2011. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.


 


 

Kenneth N. "Ken" Hastings

CLIFTON - Kenneth "Ken" N. Hastings, 72, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He was born April 14, 1939, in Holbrook, Mass., son of Newton Hastings and Ella (Faulkner) Walkup. As a young man Ken worked for County Tree Service and became a skilled tree surgeon. He later took over the business, which thrived for many years. He would then go on to own Ken Hastings and Son Power Equipment, Holbrook, Mass. He was a lifetime member of Old Colony Sportsman Club, Pembroke, Mass., and was a champion archer. Ken retired to Clifton in 1987. He was a woodsman, loved hunting and fishing, and was a Maine woods logger for many years. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Ruth (Parkinson) Hastings; daughters, Leslie Hastings and Cheryl Vargas of California, and Shirley Souza of Forestdale, Mass.; son, Stephen Hastings of California; sister, Virginia Hastings Ostiguy; grandchildren, Sara Vargas, Kristin Souza and Joshua Souza; nieces and nephews, Michael and Jeanine Ostiguy, and Ryan and Lisa Cyr Ostiguy. In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by a son, William Mills. A special thanks to friends and neighbors from the Bobcat Road, Clifton. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road, Clifton. Those wishing to remember Ken in a special way may make gifts in his name to Maine Youth Fish and Game Association, Chapter No. 1, P.O. Box 337, Stillwater, ME 04489. Arrangements by Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


 


 

Leonel U. "Leo" Lanteigne Jr.

Lanteigne, Leonel U. "Leo" Jr., 65, of Waterville, died May 16 at Togus. 


 


 

Leonel U. "Leo" Lanteigne Jr.*

WATERVILLE -- Leonel "Leo" U. Lanteigne Jr., 65, of Waterville passed away at the Hospice Unit, Togus V.A. Medical Center, Monday, May 16, 2011. Leo was diagnosed with liver and pancreatic cancer in January 2011 and fought a courageous and valiant battle., Leo was born June 21, 1945, the son of Leonel U. Lanteigne Sr. and Ida May (Soucy) Lanteigne., He was educated in Waterville schools and graduated from Waterville Senior High School, where he was very active in school sports., Leo married Pamela (Irby) Lanteigne, who predeceased him on Sept. 24, 2005. He proudly served in the Army for 18 years and was stationed in Oklahoma and 14 years in Germany. He was a sergeant when he had to take an early retirement due to health issues. Leo was an avid hunter and fisherman following in his dad's footsteps. Most recently, he enjoyed metal detecting and involvement in the Water-Oak Gem & Mineral Society of Waterville. These were great pastimes for him especially times spent with his significant other, Rose Rowe. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Theresa Pouliot., He is survived by sisters Mary Jane Clukey and husband Steven of Waterville, and Trudy Lovely of Winslow; niece Josette (Pouliot) Roberts and husband Eric and family of Waterville; nephews Samuel and Randy Lovely and families, Barry Clukey and wife Cora and family, all of Winslow, Alan Pouliot, Paula Bennett and family of Fairfield Center, and Andy Pouliot and family of Gautier, Miss.; Pamela's daughter, Shannon, of Oregon; and several cousins in the Waterville area. He is also survived by his significant other, Rose Rowe, of Benton, who was a tremendous help to him and his family during the time of his illness., The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Rose, the hospice nurse, who cared for him in his home, and the hospice unit nurses who gave him such excellent care., Private burial with military honors will be held at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Augusta., Arrangements are with Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. Condolences and memories may be shared in the guestbook at www.gallantfh.com.


 


 

Lysander E. "Sandy" McKechnie*

RANDOLPH -- Lysander E. "Sandy" McKechnie, 74, of Randolph, formerly of Gardiner, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Richmond on Sept. 27, 1936, a son of Earl and Florence Choate McKechnie., He was employed by the state of Maine at the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 36 years, retiring in 1985. Sandy enjoyed fishing, hunting, race cars and family get-togethers. He was a lifetime member of the Gardiner Sportsman Association and the National Rifle Association, He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Clarence and Ronald McKechnie; a son, Everett Chapman; and a great-grandson, Peter Thornton Jr., He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandra Morven McKechnie, of Randolph; his daughters, Sandra Ellis and husband Patrick of Chelsea, Caroline Markham of West Gardiner, Cindy Pare and husband Gerard Jr. of Litchfield, Harriet Nadeau and husband Norman of Jay, and Sylvia Thornton of West Gardiner; his sons, Jeffrey McKechnie and wife Karen of Vassalboro, and Steven Trask and wife Janice of Augusta; sisters Earlene Emmons of New Hampshire and Paulette Cram of Manchester; his former wife, Barbara L McKechnie, of Pittston, and her family; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Hasson Street, Farmingdale. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to your favorite sportsman activity., The family would like to thank the medical staff and doctors at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for their excellent care and concern.


 


 

Lysander E. "Sandy," McKechnie

McKechnie, Lysander E. "Sandy," 74, of Randolph, formerly of Gardiner, died May 16 in Bangor.


 


 

Martha Bennett

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:00 AM 

LEWISTON — Martha Bennett, 91, of Auburn, passed away May 3, at Central Maine Medical Center from complications with her heart. Martha was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Colebrook, N.H., the daughter of Archie and Nora Bennett. She worked in several shoe shops in the area. She is sur...


 


 

Mary (Russell) Foss*

MADISON -- Mary Russell Foss, 106, Maine's oldest citizen, joined her beloved family members and friends in their lofty Heavenly place on May 17. Aunt Mary, as she was known to all her family members and friends, was born in East Madison on July 9, 1904, to Lewis Whittier Russell and Lillase Alma Russell. She married Henry Foss on June 27, 1931., Aunt Mary lived a long and progressively illustrious life, though she thought of herself as a hard-working farm girl who was fortunate to enjoy the "good Maine life." When in her 90s, she and her sister flew to California to visit relatives. When her 100th birthday was on the horizon, she thought it was time to write her memoirs. After graduating from Athens Academy with highest honors at 16 years old, she taught in the Pleasant Ridge one-room school. She also taught in several other small area towns before teaching in Athens prior to her marriage to the love of her life, Henry Foss, of East Madison. The newlyweds lived on "the Foss Farm" on the East Madison Road until purchasing their home on Main Street in Madison in 1941., Mary's long life enabled her to experience travel by horse and buggy, cross Lake Wesserunsett on the packet-boat Margaret B., ride the trolley from Lakewood to Skowhegan, to the development of the automobile and airplane and space ships. She has been the recipient of the Boston Post Cane, awarded to her as Madison's eldest citizen in 2005. She was recognized as Somerset County's eldest citizen at the Somerset County Bicentennial Celebration. Aunt Mary was the guest of State Rep. Philip Curtis and Maine's House of Representatives in 2009, and the Madison Town Report was dedicated to her in 2009. Everyone who knew and loved Aunt Mary recognized her delight when playing Bingo at Madison Kiwanis Club, Skowhegan Area Elks Club, Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion organizations and Madison Senior Citizen's luncheons and events. Most recently, she was recognized by the Maine Healthcare Association with the REMEMBER ME Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 at the Maine State House Hall of Flags. Mary was a faithful member of both the Madison Historical Society and the East Madison Historical Society. She shared the honor of being East Madison Days' Parade Marshal with her friend, Thelma Mantor, and she enjoyed the memories of days past when riding in Alfred Jackson's Model-T Ford at the head of the Parade., Mary was predeceased by her husband of 58 years; her sisters, Mildred Russell Oak, Faye Russell Foss, Roxie Russell Valliere and Mayola Russell Bolduc Gagne, all of Skowhegan; and by her nephews Richard Bolduc of Norridgewock and Wendell Oak of Bucksport. She is survived by nieces "Katie" Valliere-Denis Ouilette of East Madison, and Marilyn Bolduc Tozier of Fairfield Center; nephews Allan Oak of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ray Oak of Hondo, Texas, Raymond Bolduc of College Park, Md., and David Bolduc of Clinton. Also surviving are grand-nieces, grand-nephews and great-grand-nieces and -nephews, as well as special friends Dot Moran, Edith Booker, Dassie Jackson, Lena Arno, Darthea Atkinson, Susanne Ketterer, Atty. Ernest Hilton and Gary Malbon., The family is especially grateful for the love and care extended to Aunt Mary by the entire administration and staff at Maplecrest Living and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, as well as to the Beacon Hospice Volunteers who were a comfort to Aunt Mary in her final days., At Aunt Mary's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Giberson Funeral Home in Madison., Mary truly loved kitty cats, and one of her favorite activities was visiting the Skowhegan Animal Shelter. At her request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Skowhegan Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.


 


 

Mary E. Groves

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:00 AM 

NORWAY — Mary E. Groves, 53, of Greenwood died Thursday, May 19, at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 15, 1958, the daughter of Harold and Ruth Williams Shuart. She graduated from high school in Suffern, N.Y. She married Scott Groves Sr. on ...


 


 

Mary Monica Crawford

CRAWFORD, MARY 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. 


 


 

Mary Monica Crawford*

Mary Monica, Crawford, 49, WESTBROOK -- Mary 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


 


 

Mary Russell Foss

Foss, Mary Russell, 106, of Madison, died May 17. 


 


 

Mary-Everest Dowdell

DOWDELL, MARY-EVEREST - 61, May 18, 2011. Memorial service, 10 a.m., May 23, A Community Funeral Home & Sunset Cremations, 910 W. Michigan St., Orlando, Fla. 


 


 

Minnie McMahan

MCMAHAN, MINNIE - 72, of Portland, May 19, 2011. Visiting hours, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook & funeral service, 11 a.m., Monday. Interment, Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. 


 


 

Minnie McMahan*

Minnie McMahan, 72, PORTLAND -- Minnie McMahan, 72, of Portland, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Barron Center., She was born in Portland, the son of Granville and Elizabeth (Plummer) Shaw. She worked as a housekeeper and a seamstress for many years. She knitting and playing Bingo., She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond McMahan in 1997. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Vicki McMahan of Portland; two grandchildren, Christopher and Cheyennee; a brother, Melvin Shaw of Standish, and a sister, Sandra Phipps of Virginia., Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday. Interment will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland., Minnie McMahan


 


 

Nancy Johnson Hatch

HATCH, NANCY JOHNSON - of Kennebunkport & Conway, N.H., May 7, 2011, in Florida. Funeral services, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, 11 a.m., May 27. Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.


 


 

Nellie E. (Gray) Smith

SEDGWICK - Nellie E. (Gray) Smith, 94, died peacefully May 18, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born March 25, 1917, in Sedgwick, daughter of John and Annie (Pert) Gray. She married Milton O. Smith and after raising their family in Dorchester, Mass., they returned to Maine and started Country View Drive-In in 1963, which they ran for 40 years. Nellie was a great knitter, and made sweaters and afghans for the entire family. She loved crafts of all kinds and loved doing them with her grandchildren, as well as baking. Her greatest accomplishments were as a devoted wife, caring mother and loving grandmother. Her grandson, George, had cared for her at home for several years. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nellie is survived by her three sons, Gordon Smith and wife, Carole, of Folsom, Calif., George Smith and wife, Helen, of Southbury, Conn., and John Smith and wife, Kathleen, of Avon, Mass.; 10 grandchildren, Debbie, Sherry, George, David, Jim, John, Heidi, Michael, Kevin and Terry; nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Muriel DeRosier of Orland and Eleanor Davis of Holbrook, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton O. Smith; and a son, Walter Smith. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Condolences may be expressed at


 


 

Norine K. Jones

Jones, Norine K., 78, of Norridgewock, died May 19 in Skowhegan. 


 


 

Norine Keene Jones*

NORRIDGEWOCK -- Norine K. Jones, 78, of Norridgewock, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2011, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Facility in Skowhegan, with her loving family by her side., She was born in Norridgewock on Sept. 15, 1932, the daughter of Frank Vernon Keene and Mildred (Braddock) Keene. She attended Eaton School in Norridgewock and Skowhegan High School., On June 7, 1952, she married her soulmate Roland C. Jones, and they shared 51 loving years together., Prior to retirement, she worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, in Plainville, Conn. In 1968, she and her family moved back to Maine, where she sold Avon in town. That's how she rekindled old friendships and made many new friends. She drove school bus for School Administrative District 54 for a short time, and she also worked for Norrwock shoe in Skowhegan until they closed., Norine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a true friend to all, and she loved her God!, She was a life-time member of the First Congregational Church of Norridgewock, where she had a dream and helped with the rebirth of the new church. She served her church as deaconess for years and sang in the choir. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star, which she served several years as worthy matron, and represented the state of Iowa for her chapter. She was a member of the Eaton & Norridgewock Alumni Association, and she looked forward to seeing her old classmates each year., She enjoyed reading Westerns, doing word searches, square dancing, and traveling to far away places. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time throughout the years camping with her family., In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roland C. Jones. She is survived by her three children, Nancy, Dean and Glenn Jones, all of Norridgewock; a brother, Howard Keene, and wife Shirley of Fairoaks, Calif.; grandchildren Ryan Jones and wife Amy of Norridgewock, McKenzie Jones of Ocala, Fla., Adria Callan of Solon, Sarah Jones of San Francisco, Calif., Emily Jones of South Lake Tahoe, Nev., and Amber Carter and boyfriend Dylan of Fairfield. Norine had two special great-grandchildren, Megan and Cody Jones of Norridgewock, whom she loved dearly and enjoyed watching grow and play daily. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many special friends who she held dear to her heart. She will be sadly missed by her devoted daughter, Nancy, who cared for her for many years., In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the First Congregational Church of Norridgewock, Sunday school building fund., Special thanks go to all the nurses, the doctor, and staff at Cedar Ridge Nursing Center in Skowhegan for their great care and comfort toward my mother and her family during our time of need. God bless you all., Visiting hour will be Thursday, May 26, from 1 to 2 p.m., with a funeral service starting at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Norridgewock., Arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.


 


 

Patricia Henderson Hosmer Scott

SCOTT, PATRICIA HENDERSON HOSMER - 84, of Venice, Fla. Memorial service, Brooklawn Cemetery, May 26, 11 a.m. Ewing Funeral Home, Venice, Fla. 


 


 

Patricia R. "Pat" Ellis R.N.

ELLIS, PATRICIA 'PAT' R., R.N. - 56, of Saco, May 18, 2011, in Scarborough. Visiting hours, 1-5 p.m., May 22, Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., May 23, Most Holy Trinity Church, Saco. Entombment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.


 


 

Patricia R. "Pat" Ellis R.N.*

Patricia 'Pat' R., Ellis, R.N., 56, SACO -- Patricia 'Pat' R. Ellis, R.N., 56, of Saco, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice, Scarborough, surrounded by her family, after a long courageous battle with cancer., She was born on Oct. 29, 1954, in Biddeford, the daughter of Gerard L.P. and Jeannine (DesLoges) Belanger. She graduated from Biddeford High School, Class of '72, and earned her nursing degree from University of Maine, Portland, in 1976., On June 5, 1976, Pat married Douglas Ellis at St. Andre's Church, Biddeford., Pat began her working career at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital for several years followed by several years with New England Memorial Hospital, Stoneham, Mass. She then worked over 20 years with Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford. Later Pat worked with Visiting Nurses of Saco and Brighton Medical Center, Portland. Since 2009, she had been employed with Dell Inc. of Plano, Texas, as a nursing systems analyst., She was a member of the Mix & Mingle Square Dance Club, Scarborough, and Let's Dance, Portland. Patricia enjoyed traveling and camping with her family., She is survived by her husband of over 34 years, Douglas J. Ellis of Saco; one daughter, Heather Lecompte and her husband Wesley of Lewiston, one son, Joshua Ellis and his wife Trisha of Westbrook; her father, Gerard L.P. Belanger of Biddeford; three brothers, Richard R. Belanger and his wife Patty of Dayton, Norman R. Belanger and his wife Betty of Biddeford, Steven G. Belanger and his wife Geralyn of Billerica, Mass.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., Visiting hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. Entombment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco. To share condolences online, please visit, Donations in Pat's memory, may be made to:, Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Rte 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074, Patricia 'Pat', R. Ellis, R.N.


 


 

Paul M. Bates Sr.

BATES, PAUL M. SR. - 85, of Vinalhaven, in Rockport, May 17, 2011. Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden. 


 


 

Roger Arlin Mitiguy

MITIGUY, ROGER ARLIN - 76 of Cumberland, and formerly of Rutland, Vt., May 16, 2011. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Arangements by Independent Death Care, Portland 


 


 

Roger Arlin Mitiguy*

Roger Arlin, Mitiguy, 76, CUMBERLAND - Roger Arlin Mitiguy, 76 of Cumberland, and formerly of Rutland, Vt., passed away May 16, 2011 at The Cedars Skilled Care facility in Portland after a long illness. Roger was born on August 11, 1934 in Randolph, Vt. to the late Robert Mitiguy and Mary Dearing Mitiguy. He grew up in South Royalton, Vt. and graduated from Tufts University in 1956 where he majored in history. He later received his Master's in education administration from the University of Hartford. Roger was married to the former Barbara Stevens with whom he had four children. He later married the former Patricia Claypoole., Roger wished to leave the world a better place for future generations and dedicated his career to educating children. He taught at Nathan Hale Junior High School and Pulaski High School in New Britain, Conn. before becoming principal at Greensboro High School, Greensboro, Vt. He and his family moved to Proctor, Vt. where he was the principal of Proctor High School from 1965 - 1977. As an educator, he was actively involved in the Vermont Principals Association (formerly the Vermont Headmasters Association) where he served on the executive council and various athletic committees. He was also a State representative to the National Federation of State High School Associations., As a young man, Roger was a talented trumpet player and an outstanding athlete with a love of baseball. Throughout his life, he remained an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an early advocate of protecting wilderness and wetland areas through his commitment to Ducks Unlimited. He was a vibrant and passionate man who cared deeply about his home state of Vermont., A caring father, Roger will be best remembered by family and friends as a natural story-teller who enjoyed a good laugh. In his later years, Roger moved to Maine to be closer to his son., He is survived by his four children: Susan Walsh and husband Kevin of Fawn Grove, Penn. and their children Sean and Sara; Cynthia Lane and husband Bo of Harpster, Idaho, and their children Brandon, Amanda, Luke, Ebben, and Emily; Dana Mitiguy and wife Janice of Cumberland, and their children Cameron, Doug, Julia, and Jocelyn; and Lisa Mitiguy and husband Alfredo Gutierrez of Washington, DC; and his brother Gary Mitiguy and wife Jeanine of Milton, Vt. and their children Nicole, Devin, and Jennifer., The Mitiguy Family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at The Cedars for their kindness and care given to Roger., A memorial service is planned for a later date. To offer words of condolence to the family, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at, Roger Arlin Mitiguy


 


 

Ruth E. Provencher

PROVENCHER, RUTH E. - 96, of Portland, May 15, 2011, in Scarborough. Memorial visitation, May 20, 7-9 p.m., Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, at a later date.


 


 

Shirley Ellen Harmon (Grant) Pawling

PAWLING, SHIRLEY ELLEN (GRANT) HARMON - April 4, 2011. Memorial service, 2 p.m., May 21, First Freewill Baptist Church, Parker Farm Rd., Buxton. 


 


 

Stacie Lynn Baker

Baker, Stacie Lynn, 29, died May 17 in Farmington. 


 


 

Stacie Lynn Baker #1

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:00 AM 

FARMINGTON — Stacie Lynn Baker, 29, a strong, loving mother of two children, died unexpectedly, with her unborn baby, of an ectopic pregnancy on Tuesday May 17, shortly upon arrival at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She was born July 6, 1981, in Haverhill, Mass., a daughter of Jeffrey G...


 


 

Stacie Lynn Baker*

FARMINGTON -- Stacie Lynn Baker, 29, a strong, loving mother of two children, died unexpectedly with her unborn baby, of an ectopic pregnancy on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, shortly upon arrival at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington., She was born July 6, 1981, in Haverhill, Mass., a daughter of Jeffrey Gerard and Catherine Louise (Allen) Baker. She received her education at St. Joseph's in Haverhill, Nottingham Elementary and Dover High School in Dover, N.H., and earned her General Educational Development diploma at Exeter Adult Education. She loved children, and for many years was employed at day care centers in New Hampshire before moving to Maine on Jan. 15, 2011., She moved to Maine to recuperate from a variety of surgeries required following a serious automobile accident that nearly claimed her life in March of 2010., Stacie was beautiful both inside and out. Her countenance was one of a mature woman with a childlike innocence and joy for living. She had a beautiful smile, long eyelashes and was always laughing. She will be remembered for her ability to look on the brighter side of life. She loved music and enjoyed karaoke with family and friends. She is described as a "girlie-girl" who took pride in her outward appearance, but never lost sight of the most important part of life -- inner beauty. She was a devoted mom who always made time for her son, "Billy-Boy" and enjoyed supporting his baseball team and watching their games., She is loved by her son, William Henry "Billy-Boy" Powers III, of Strong; fiancŽ William Henry "Bill" Powers, dad Jeffrey Baker, and step-mom Marcia Baker, all of Strong; step-dad John Trumbull of Rochester, N.H.; her sister, Tammy Gordon, of Fayette; maternal grandfather Robert "Bob" Allen and wife Diane of Rochester, N.H.; step-sister Jamie Williams Brown and husband Michael of Westbrook; step-brother Christopher Grant and wife Bonny of Livermore Falls; godfather Stephen Comeau of Clinton, Mass.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mom in 2007., Family and friends are invited to a memorial celebration of her life on Thursday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, (Route 133), Jay. Remembrance gifts may be given in her memory to the "Billy-Boy" Account, c/o TD Bank, P.O. Box 900, Farmington, ME 04938. Please make checks payable to William Henry Powers III. Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com. Following services, a comfort reception will be held at the remembrance center. All are welcome.


 


 

Thelma A. (Weston) Sweet

HOLDEN and BREWER - Graveside services for Thelma A. (Weston) Sweet, 81, who died March 25, 2011, will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Harts Corner Cemetery, Holden, with the Rev. Canon Ian Bockus, CSSS, officiating. A service of Brookings-Smith, Brewer Chapel.


 


 

Wayne R. Clark

CLARK, WAYNE R. - 77, May 17, 2011, in Kennebunkport. Memorial service, May 21, 2 p.m. & hour of visitation, Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. Private interment, Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport.


 


 

William (Bill) Hecke

HECKE, WILLIAM (BILL) - 72, of West Newfield, April 14, 2011, in West Newfield. Funeral service, May 28, 1 p.m., Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., Alfred; visitation, 2-4 p.m. 

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