CHARLES W. ANDERSON
DEXTER & MONSON — Charles William Anderson, 61, died March 28, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. Charlie was surrounded by his children and sister Martha Crossman as he passed after his five year battle with cancer. He was born November 3, 1952 in Hartford, CT, and moved to Dexter with his father. He lived in Oakland with his aunt and uncle, Hilma and Perlie Pulcifur, and beloved cousin Selma, while his father worked at Pratt Whitney in CT. During his school years he lived in Dexter with his dad Elwood “Andy” Anderson and “mom” Barbara Anderson, and attended Dexter schools.
Charlie was a clever carpenter and a crafty cribbage player. He was known to be a great pool player and was known as “8 ball” by his friends. He loved fishing and hunting and shared this joy with his children and grandchildren, who all have special memories of “wetting a line.”
He loved his 2 daughters, Sonja Anderson and Missy Anderson, and the children of his heart, Gene Woodard, Carla Sherrard, and Jennifer Dole. Grandpa Charlie was loved by his fishing buddies, his 9 grandchildren, Jessi, Kegan, Kayli-Gene, Cloe, Shad, Bryce, Gaige, Taylor, and Jaydon.
A celebration of his life will be held 1 PM Saturday, April 12th, at the Dexter Fire Station on Church Street. This will be a laid back celebration of Charles’ life.
A Dad leaves his mark on the world through his children and grandchildren. “Remember to always thank the caregivers and nurses.”
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ROBERT “BOB” GUDROE
CORINNA — Robert Edward Gudroe, 76, died March 29, 2014 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family. He was born December 22, 1937 in Lewiston, a son of Edward and Marjorie (Whitman) Gudroe. He graduated from Dexter High School, Class of 1956.
Bob was a 30 year member of the Corinna Fire Department, a Past Master and 50 year member of Parian Masonic Lodge, Corinna, and a member of the 946th Transportation Company, Army Reserves in Dexter. He was a maintenance supervisor at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna for many years, a foreman at Dexter Shoe Company, and retired from Charleston Correctional Facility (Mountain View) Maintenance Department. Bob was highly regarded in the community.
He was a lifetime member of the Maine Trapper’s Association, the National Rifle Association, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. In his early years, he enjoyed playing town league softball and was also fondly remembered as a Little League coach. Bob built their camp in 1963 on Center Pond in Sangerville. He spent many good times there with his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Willey) Gudroe of Corinna; three children and their spouses, Wanda and Chip Butler of Newport, Alan and Dee Gudroe of Lakeland, FL, and Diana and Ralph McNaughton of Newport; a sister, Brenda Dinopoulos of Corinna; 6 grandchildren, Jarrett Butler, Nicholas Butler, Adam McNaughton, Brandon McNaughton, Rachel (Gudroe) Jeffs, and Marcy (Gudroe) Stevens; and 15 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Beatrice Weeks and Phyllis Bemis; and a grandson, Ryan Butler.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, April 2nd at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, where a masonic service was held at 7 PM. Funeral services were held 2 PM Thursday at the chapel with the Rev. Michael Wilbur officiating. Spring burial will be in the Corinna Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinna Fire Department, c/o of the Town of Corinna, 8 Levi Stewart Drive, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ALTHEA “DOTTIE” FINNEMORE
CORINNA & CORINTH — Althea Louise Finnemore, 77, died April 1, 2014 at a Brewer nursing home surrounded by her family. She was born April 6, 1936 in Houlton, a daughter of Coburn and Dorothy (McKinney) Finnemore, Sr. She graduated from Newport High School and the University of Maine at Farmington. Dottie taught school in Maryland for a time before moving back to Maine. She later co-owned Berg’s Store in Brownville Junction and Berg Enterprises in Corinna. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother.
Dottie is survived by 2 sons, Scott E. Trask of Corinth, and Rick and wife Hyein Berg of Vassalboro; a daughter, Vicki J. Trask of Newport; a brother, Victor and wife Debbie Finnemore, and a sister, Jeanne “DeeDee” Scott, all of Florida.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Gary L. Trask, her second husband, Ralph A. Berg, a son, Terry A. Trask, and two brothers, George Finnemore and Coburn Finnemore.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM on Sunday, April 6th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Burial will occur later in the spring at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GILBERT J. NICHOLS
DETROIT — Gilbert J. Nichols, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2014.
He was born August 3, 1933 in St. Albans to Wallace and Josphine (Hinton) Nichols. He worked for many years as a home sewer for Dexter Shoe and at Eastland Woolen Mill. He enjoyed camping, 4 wheeling and his dog Copper.
He was predeceased by his wife Delores Nichols and his two sons, William “Gibby” Vais and Gilbert J. Nichols Jr.
He is survived by Diana Perkins and Roger Sheppard of Harland, Ronald Vais and Carol Odom of Enterprise, AL, Brenda Temple and fiance Kirk Taylor of Exeter, Duayne and Sandi Jean Vais of Detroit, Jeff and Dotti Nichols of Burnham, Frank and Jeanie Nichols of Hartland and Edward and Polly Nichols of Pittsfield, sister-in-law Norma Mooney of Rogers, CT, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Per Gilbert’s wishes a private spring burial for family is planned.
DEVIN DEREK MEGALAITIS
PALMYRA — Devin Derek Megalaitis, 29, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2014, at his home in Palmyra. He was born on February 1, 1985, in Stoughton, Massachusetts, the son of Derek Megalaitis and Diane R. Young.
Devin was a carpenter by trade. He loved the outdoors and animals. He had two special dogs, Bear and Diesel, who were like children to him. He will be lovingly missed and never forgotten.
He is survived by his father, Derek Megalaitis of East Freetown, Massachusetts; his mother, Diane R. Young of Palmyra; his stepfather, Harry Doucette Jr of St. Albans; his sister, Danielle Dawn Megalaitis of Palmyra; his maternal grandmother, C.A. Virginia Young of Stoughton, Massachusetts; two special nephews, Jordan Anthony Barnard and Tristan Scott Bordeau; many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Lauren W. Young.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, March 30th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, April 5th, at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 900 Main Street, in Palmyra, with the Rev. Laura Peckham officiating.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
SHERYL L. CARMICHAEL
ST. ALBANS — Sheryl L. Carmichael 57, died March 23, 2014 at a Pittsfield hospital with her family at her side. Sheryl was born in Abbot, ME June 20, 1956 the daughter of Robert and Alice (Erickson) Howard. She attended Monson schools.
She married Gary L. Carmichael on June 29, 1980 in St. Albans where they have made their home.
Sheryl owned and operated a kennel raising Toy Poodles and Multipoos. Sheryl would only sell one of her dogs when she was sure they were going to a good home.
Sheryl’s family, grandchildren and her dogs were her life’s passion.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years Gary L. Carmichael of St. Albans, one son William Carmichael, six daughters; Diana and her husband Mike Pease of Canaan, Tara and her husband Jerry White of Ripley, Amy and her husband Dustin Doody of Clinton, Nichole and her husband Frank LaValley of Plymouth, Melissa and her husband Chad Burrill of Newport, Elisha Carmichael and her partner, Dan Kenyon of Bangor, two brothers, Michael Howard of Abbot, Robert Howard of St. Albans, two sisters, Deborah and her husband of Shawn Burdin of Dexter, Lisa Howard of St. Albans, 15 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister Billi-Jo and a grandson Kyle. A family celebration of her life is being planned for the summer.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
RICHARD K. EMERY
DETROIT — Richard K. Emery, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Pittsfield.
He was born on January 6, 1936, in Fort Fairfield, Maine, the son of the late Carl and Edna (White) Emery. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1954 and proudly served our country in the United States Army.
Dick married Genevieve Gustin of Newport and together they raised their family. He was employed for 46 years at Irving Tanning in Hartland as a foreman. He was also employed as a deputy for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved his cars, motorcycles, New England sports teams and politics. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting games. He loved his family and his church and faithfully attended the Church of the Nazarene, both in Fairfield and Pittsfield. He will be lovingly missed and remembered.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Genevieve Emery of Detroit; his children, Tammy Lasselle of Pittsfield, Bryan K. Emery and his wife, Kristi, of Detroit and Dirk C. Emery of Detroit; his grandchildren, Brandon Lasselle of Detroit, Alishia Lasselle of Hampden, Julie Lasselle of Pittsfield, Jacob Hunt of Houlton, Hannah Emery of Detroit and Slade K. Emery of Detroit; sister-in-law, Margaret; brother-in-law, Marvin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Durward Emery; and a sister, Carlene Milbury.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, March 16th, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 2 PM, Monday, March 17th, at the funeral home with the Rev. Eric Larsen officiating. A gathering will follow the service at the funeral home.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

EVERETT D. MASON
Everett D. Mason, 64, passed away on March 6, 2014 at Mayo Reginal Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with poor health.
Everett was born May 4, 1949 in Dexter to Dewane and Estelle (Page) Mason who both predeceased him.
He attended school in Corinna and graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1967.
Everett loved his family, gardening, fishing, country music and was a big Nascar/Jimmie Johnson fan.
He was an over the road truck driver most of his life and drove for several local companies.
Everett is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rhonda L. Mason of Guilford and by his sister Barbara Prescott and her husband William of Newport.
He has 3 children, Laura Mason, Dexter; Gregory Mason and wife Christine of Ashland, NH; and Gary Mason and fiance Brandy Hobbs of Charleston. Also 5 step-children Terry Woodard and fiance Jessica Harrington of Dover-Foxcroft; Darren Woodard Guilford; Shawn Woodard and wife Debbie of Parkman; Deanne Bubar of Guilford and Dean Bubar and partner Gretchen Duplisea of Dexter. Proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 niece and 2 nephews.
The family would like to thank Dexter Health Care for their years of care and Mayo Regional Hospital nursing staff for their care, comfort and support in Everetts final days.
There will be no services at this time. There will be graveside services in the spring.
ARLENE (JACKSON) HERSEY
CORINNA — Arlene (Jackson) Hersey went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 8, 2014 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She was born in Plymouth in February 18, 1932, the daughter of Elwood and Edna (Whitney) Jackson.
She attended Plymouth schools and Newport High School. Arlene met Norman “Bill” Hersey of Newport and they were married on November 11, 1948. Later in life she worked for Snowflake Canning in Corinna. She and her husband Bill owned and managed Bill’s Restaurant in Corinna. She ran a state-licensed daycare in her home and also cared for a foster child.
Arlene always enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and crafts and loved gardening and canning. She also enjoyed camping and snowmobiling with her family and friends. Her happiest times were spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren, loving them and just being together. Arlene was a prayer warrior, compassionate and loving. She attended Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna.
Arlene is survived by a son, Philip Hersey and his wife, Kelly, and granddaughter, Kristen, of Dixmont; grandson, Zachary Currier and friend, Cassie, and her daughter of Corinna; grandson, Christopher Currier and his wife, Gia and two sons, Chris and Samuel of Manassas, VA; and son-in-law, Daniel Currier; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bill; her loving daughter, Brenda (Hersey) Currier; her infant son, Bruce; her parents; two brothers, Linwood Jackson and Red Jackson; and a sister, Delora.
A funeral service was held at 2 PM, Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna with the Reverend Dave Chenowith officiating. Friends called at the church from 1 PM until the time of the service, followed by a luncheon reception.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
GARY A. CHAMBERLAIN
TROY — Gary Chamberlain, 66, of Troy, died unexpectedly on March 8, at EMMC in Bangor. He grew up in Clinton and attended Lawrence High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was a proud Vietnam veteran. He worked for L.E. Clifford Water Wells then owned and operated Chamberlain Water Wells.
Gary loved to just hang out with his friends and do wood working projects.
He is predeceased by his son Darren Chamberlain and siblings Wayne Chamberlain, Louise Reynolds, and Ruth Audet.
Known for his generosity and loyalty, he will be missed by his friends and relatives including: his wife Pat Chamberlain; children, Dennis Chamberlain and Darlene Chamberlain; grand-children, Dylan Chamberlain and Collin Chamberlain; step-children, Steven Pomerleau and Donna Greenwood; step-grand-children, Steven Davis, Devon Davis and Shala Davis; siblings, Ken Chamberlain and Cindy Welch, and sister-in-law Betty Dukette.
Interment will be held later in the spring. At the request of the family there will be no funeral or visitation hours.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

JEANNETTE R. CROMMETT
PITTSFIELD — Jeannette "Jan" Crommett, 55, passed unexpectedly on March 8th at her residence in Pittsfield. She was born February 7th, 1959 in Waterville.
Daughter of Carmelita Crommett and Marvin Young,
Step daughter of Herbert Bean. She graduated from Nokomis Regional High, class of 1976. She worked many different jobs growing up. She was a loving mother to her two daughters Heather Folsom and Nikkia Washington, step children Katrina, Kara, and James (jake) K. Hutchinson. She enjoyed spending time with her partner of 14 years, James A Hutchinson, and granddaughters Kailynn and Adelynn Brasher, Liberty Norris. She was a beloved sister to; Maria Trask, Reggie Trask, Kevin Crommett, Angie Mark and Tammy Young, Katherine Emery, John Bickford, and Lori French.
She will be buried beside her mother in the spring, as
she greatly would have wanted. She will be dearly missed by all her family members. All love her very much and pray she's moved on to a better life.
JANICE M. PRIEST
PALMYRA — Janice M. Priest, 78, passed away March 11, 2014, at a Pittsfield hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 25, 1935 in Dexter, the second daughter of Edward and Evelyn (Gilbert) Pullyard.
Janice was a homemaker who loved to ride horses in her younger years, cook, make hooked rugs and quilts, and had farm animals for many years. She painted beautiful pictures, loved to hunt and fish, and always had indoor birds, cats, and dogs. She also enjoyed spending time with family at the family camp on Echo Lake in Dexter. After her father passed away in 1974, her mother moved in with her until her death in 2009, and then Janice moved in with her daughter, Heidi, where she lived until her death.
She is survived by her children, Heidi and husband Terry Stafford, Rocky and wife Darlene Rockwell, and Russell and wife Angela Rockwell; 9 grandchildren, Heather Stafford, Shane and wife Paula Stafford, Tabitha Rockwell, Sara Moore, Rocky Rockwell, Daniel Rockwell, Shandi and husband Skyler Gilbert, Adrienne Rockwell, and Brittany and husband Jo Perkins; 9 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Stafford, Shane Alfred Stafford, Nikki Fillmore, Gabe Fillmore, Ava Rockwell, Zaine Gilbert, Bryson Gilbert, Mekhai Gilbert and Kiara Moore; 2 sisters, Joyce Larrabee and Sandra Crocker. She will be missed by her African Grey Parrot “Daisy” and her stray cat “Blackie”.
Graveside committal services will be held 10 A.M. Friday, May 9th at the Pullyard family lot, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorial donations be made to a Humane Society of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
DONNA F. PROVOST
NEWPORT — Donna F. Provost, 73, died unexpectedly February 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 27, 1941 in South Portland, a daughter of John and Madeline (Kirk) Warnock. She graduated from N. Reading High School in Massachusetts, Class of 1958.
Donna returned to Maine after high school where she married and had three children. She was employed at Abbott Shoe in N. Reading, MA and Dexter Shoe, Dexter Head Start, and Godsoe’s Kitchens in Newport, where she met her companion of 32 years, James Ready.
Donna’s hobbies included cross-stitch portraits, knitting, crocheting and gambling with her friends at Foxwoods and Hollywood Slots.
She is survived by her mother, of N. Reading, MA; a son, O’Keefe and wife Staci Provost of Old Town; 2 daughters, Laurie and husband Mark Hanscom of Dexter and Johnna Nightingale and partner George Clement of Charleston; 2 brothers, William “Bud” and wife Shirley Warnock of Venice, FL and George Warnock of Stoneham, MA; 3 sisters , Judith Meier of Florida, Karen Malo of N Reading, MA, and Betty and husband James Smith of Tewksbury, MA; 6 grandchildren, Amanda and husband Jotham Spreeman, Matthew Hanscom, Ben Nightingale and Rachel, Danielle and husband Jeff Fogg, Ryan Nightingale and Christine, Alyson and husband Glenn Fogg; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by James Ready; a sister, Helen Berg; her father and a niece Darlene.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held 1 PM on Tuesday, March 4th, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Spring committal services burial will be held 2 PM Friday, May 16th at the Dover Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
KENNETH E. CHAMBERS
SAINT ALBANS — Alvin L. Norris, 85, died February 21, 2014 at a Pittsfield health care facility surrounded by his family. He was born June 18, 1928, in Detroit, a son of Lewis and Cora (Smith) Norris. Alvin attended Detroit and Dixmont schools and enjoyed his early years at the family farms in both communities. He iserved in the U.S. Navy, the National Guard in Ft. Drum, NY, and the Naval Reserve in Bangor. He was a member of the Barrows-Skidgel Post #105 American Legion in Newport.
He was employed as a handsewer for many years and then as a night watchman for 16 years, both at Dexter Shoe in Dexter, and later in Newport.
Alvin is survived by his children, Robert and wife Melissa Norris of Newport, Glen and wife Marchella Norris of Ohatchee, Al, Beverly and husband Gerald Duplisea of Burnham, David and wife Marianna Norris of Barefoot Bay, FL, Richard and wife Marion Norris of Pittsfield, and Rachel Robinson of New York, NY; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Hart of Detroit. He was predeceased by his wife Thelma in December 2012; 2 brothers, Roland and Linwood Norris, and a sister, Eleanor Whitney.
Friends called at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport on Tuesday, February 25th, from 1 to 2 PM, followed by a brief service. Private burial will be in Dixmont Corner Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
SANDRA P. (CARROLL) SLATER
Sandra P. (Carroll) Slater, of Bridgewater, MA, died peacefully on March 5th, 2014 at the age 66. Sandra was the loving daughter of the late Harvey and Helen Willis and grew up in Bridgewater. She was a graduate of Bridgewater High School, Brockton Beauty Academy, and she also attended Massasoit College. Sandra married Robert Slater in 1967 and they raised their daughter in Bridgewater. She was a Bridgewater Public School bus driver for Lucini Bus lines during the 1970s and later worked for Wigs by Paula in Brockton. Sandra always enjoyed her trips to Maine, especially to Popam Beach and Newport. She enjoyed cooking, dancing with her husband, entertaining friends, listening to 1950s music, and one of her proudest achievements was being the Grand Marshal for the Bridgewater Historical Society’s 1976 Bicentennial Parade. Sandra was the loving wife of Robert D. Slater of Bridgewater and devoted mother of Nancy P. Sword and her husband Rick of Maine and grandmother of Daniel and Matthew. Sister of Wayne McCaul of Brockton, MA, two siblings in Maine, and the late Richard McCaul.
A visitation period was held at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA on Tuesday, March 11th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Center Strett, Bridgewater, MA at 11 AM. Burial will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Building 3, Hanover, MA 02339. For online guestbook visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com
DANIEL R. NEAL
DOVER-FOXCROFT – Daniel R. Neal, 62, formerly of Corinna, went to be with the Lord March 5, 2014. He was born May 10, 1951 in Rochester, NH, a son of Roger and Laura (Wheeler) Neal. He grew up in Barrington, NH on the old family farm. He married Mary-Elizabeth Kimball in 1984 and together raised 3 children. Daniel loved his family and was a loving and devoted father. He was physically handicapped from an accident years before but that never stopped him from doing things with his children. He loved nature and history and loved taking his children on nature trips, to museums and participating in all of their school functions. He also enjoyed camping and playing his quitar. He spent many hours reading his Bible and was a member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna for many years.
Daniel leaves behind his wife and daughters Racheal and partner Ben Nightingale of Garland, Bridget and partner Matt Pimental of North Anson; and son Benjamin and wife Ashley of Ripley; 12 grandchildren. He also is survived by 2 sisters, Jackie Kessler of Barrington, NH, and Polly Neal of Kansas; as well as a step brother, Fred Schulz of Rochester, NH.
Friends called from 7 to 9 PM Saturday at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A graveside funeral and committal service will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Garland. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ALVIN L. NORRIS
PITTSFIELD & PLYMOUTH — Alvin L. Norris, 85, died February 21, 2014 at a Pittsfield health care facility surrounded by his family. He was born June 18, 1928, in Detroit, a son of Lewis and Cora (Smith) Norris. Alvin attended Detroit and Dixmont schools and enjoyed his early years at the family farms in both communities. He iserved in the U.S. Navy, the National Guard in Ft. Drum, NY, and the Naval Reserve in Bangor. He was a member of the Barrows-Skidgel Post #105 American Legion in Newport.
He was employed as a handsewer for many years and then as a night watchman for 16 years, both at Dexter Shoe in Dexter, and later in Newport.
Alvin is survived by his children, Robert and wife Melissa Norris of Newport, Glen and wife Marchella Norris of Ohatchee, Al, Beverly and husband Gerald Duplisea of Burnham, David and wife Marianna Norris of Barefoot Bay, FL, Richard and wife Marion Norris of Pittsfield, and Rachel Robinson of New York, NY; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Hart of Detroit. He was predeceased by his wife Thelma in December 2012; 2 brothers, Roland and Linwood Norris, and a sister, Eleanor Whitney.
Friends called at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport on Tuesday, February 25th, from 1 to 2 PM, followed by a brief service. Private burial will be in Dixmont Corner Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
MARION L. SINCLAIR
CORINNA & DEXTER — Marion Louise (Wilber) Sinclair, 87, the wife of the late LaForest E. Sinclair, died, peacefully at the Dexter Health Care Facility Feb. 21, 2014 following a very brief illness and with family by her side. She was born June 29, 1926 in Nashua, NH, the daughter of Percy E. and Eva D. (Jameson) Wilber. She graduated from MCI in Pittsfield, class of 1944 and then worked at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna as a Weave Room Clerk, retiring in 1988. She and LaForest Sinclair were married Sept. 13, 1961. She was a former member of the Victoria Rebekah Lodge # 74 in Newport and the American Legion Auxillary. She had worked as a volunteer at the Methodist Church Food Pantry for many years. Marion had been a longtime resident of Corinna. Because of health reasons, she moved to Dexter Health Care two and one half years ago. Marion loved roses, lobster rolls, playing Bingo, animals (stuffed and real), and her many friends and family. The family sends special thanks to the Health Care nurses and staff for the excellent care and love provided to make Marion feel at home.
She is survived by a brother, Harold Wilber of Pittsfield; her girls, Carleen Harriman and Loretta Martin; a “granddaughter’’, Erica Henderson; a special cousin Nellie Soloniewicz; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Bonnie and Morris Holbrook. Marion was predeceased by her parents, her husband , her sister Betty Palmer and brothers, Carl and David Wilber.
Friends called 1 PM Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at the Corinna United Methodist Church where funeral services were held at 2 PM with Reverend Terry McKinley officiating. Family and friends are invited to a time of fellowship and light refreshments at the Church following the service. Those who wish may make memorial donations in Marion’s memory to the Dexter Health Care Activity Fund, 64 Park Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Arrangements are by the Thompson Funeral Home. Please visit www.ThompsonFuneralHome.org
FLOYD E. RICHARDSON, SR.
AUBURN — Floyd E. Richardson, Sr., 71, a resident of Buckfield, died Friday, February 21st, at Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born August 9, 1942 in Wellington, the son of Elmer E. Richardson and Annie (Cook) Richardson. He was a 1962 graduate of Leavitt Institute in Turner. He served in Army National Guard. On September 2, 1967 at the Turner Center Church, he married his soul mate of 28 years, Pamela Parks. She passed away, December 15, 1995. Floyd and his brother “Scamp” had a school bus fleet that they owned and operated for Turner schools and he later worked for 28 years as maintenance supervisor for SAD #52. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cribbage, ocean fishing for Blues and Stripers, and was a Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed going to camp, with his brothers, “Scamp” and George, their Dad Elmer, and close friend, Hezzi. Floyd especially loved the time he spent with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Annie Richardson of Turner; three daughters, Amy Farnum and her husband Kevin of West Paris; Deirdre Stone and her husband Kenny of Monson; and Kathleen Daigle and her husband, Marc of Chatham, NH., twin sons, Norman “Chuck” Richardson and Floyd “Chip” Richardson, Jr. both of Buckfield; son-in-law, David Hamann of Buckfield; three sisters, Eva Leppenan of East Greenbush, NY., Lola Budek and her husband Al of Turner; Joan Deschenes and her husband Roger of Turner; his brother, George Richardson and his wife Linda of Turner; sister-in-law, Mary Richardson of Turner; grandchildren, Megan Smith, Ashlee & Garrett Hamann, Nicole Rice, Benjamin & Joshua Farnum, Alyce Anne Richardson, Quinton Cameron, Malcolm and Maddelynne Stone; Branden, Logan, Gaige, Caden, Kaelynn, Zoë & Rutger Daigle; Mackenzie & William Richardson; great-grandchildren, Derrick Brooks, Addyson Rice, Mallory Smith and many beloved extended family members. He was predeceased by his father, Elmer E. Richardson, his loving wife, Pamela Richardson, daughter, Heidi Hamann, his sister, Louise Richardson and his brother, “Scamp” Richardson; brothers-in-laws, Lloyd Bryant and Ray Leppenan. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
PHYLLIS M. GLIDDEN
RIPLEY — Phyllis M. Glidden, 92, died February 24, 2014, at a Pittsfield nursing home. She was born September 17, 1921, in St. Albans, the daughter of Philander and Edna Knowles.
She was a member of the 7th Day Advent Church in Dexter.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, William J. Glidden.
She is survived by a son, Bruce Glidden and his wife, Joanne of Dexter; 2 daughters Mrs. James (June) Clukey and Mrs. Phillip (Jeanette) Clukey all of Ripley; 9 grandchildren, Bill, Diane, Jeremy, Christopher, Lisa, Dominic, Heather, Scott, and Rick; and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 2 PM, Saturday, March 1st, 2014, at the 7th Day Adventist Church on the corner of Spring and Mill Streets in Dexter, with close family friend, Mike Robbins officiating. The service was followed by a potluck meal.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at the West Ripley Cemetery in Ripley.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
DAWN M. STANLEY
GARLAND — Dawn M. Stanley, 54, died February 27, 2014, at her home in Garland. She was born May 24, 1959, in Dexter, the daughter of Gerald Holt Shaw Jr. and Mary Alley Marson.
Dawn loved art and music, and enjoyed drawing and playing her guitar.
She is survived by her companion, Jeff Lindsay of Garland; 3 sons, Preston Butler of TN, Matthew Butler of Kansas, and Detric Stanley of Bangor; a daughter, Patricia Griffith of St. Albans; 8 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Lori McFarlin of Etna, Kathy York of St. Albans, and Anita Marson of TN; 3 brothers, Alan Shaw of Corinna, Austin Shaw of IL, and Michael Shaw of Fairfield; many nieces and nephews.
No public services are planned at this time.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
KORIE ROSALEE FLEMING
Sweet baby girl, Korie Rosalee Fleming, beloved daughter of Michael Fleming II and Jaimee (Bird) Fleming, was welcomed into this world November 12, 2013 and was called to our Heaven February 15, 2014.
During her short time on this Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by her parents, Michael and Jaimee; paternal grandparents, Michael and Marlene Fleming; maternal grandparents, William III and Laurie Bird; 3 aunts, Marcedes Fleming, Jessica Bird, Shenae Fleming; 1 uncle, Myles Fleming; cousins, Lauryn Bird, Ciani Fleming; 4 great-grandmothers, 3 great-grandfathers, 1 great-great-grandmother, and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and family members
LOIS “ANDY” BOULIER
EAST NEWPORT — Lois “Andy” M. Boulier, 83, died February 24, 2014 at her residence following a year long battle with cancer. She was born August 25, 1930 in Stetson, a daughter of Wayman and Blanche (Lawrence) Boulier. She graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1950.
She had been employed as a spinner at Ski-Land Woolen Mill in Clinton, Wyndotte Mill in Sidney, Guilford Industries in Newport and Forest Yarns in East Newport, retiring in 1995.
Andy was an avid sportswoman. During the weekends, she could be found camping and fishing at Packard Landing on Sebec Lake with family and friends sharing memorable stories. She always looked forward to hunting season and going to Gene’s fields to get her “Big Buck”, which she had done throughout the years. Her biggest trophy was a 16 pointer. Andy also enjoyed snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.
After retirement, her time was spent working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She always made time to go for evening car rides with her sisters, Helen and Marion, looking for deer and turkeys in the fields in Exeter and Corinth. Andy enjoyed going to the county in the fall to cut broccoli, bringing back bags full to share with family and friends. She always thought of others first; giving her time and conversation to many.
She is survived by her loving sister, Marion Austin of Newport; a cousin, Maynard Call of Palmyra, who was always there for conversation and especially in the fall when he brought boughs for around her home; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; including a special niece, Bunny Braley, her friend, Mary Thompson, and her sister, Marion who cared for Andy, making it possible for her to stay at home where she was the most happy, and a sister in law, Florence "Flossie" Boulier of Palmyra.
She was predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Kenneth, Joe, Helen Haining, Thelma Eaton and 2 infants, Leon and Wayman, Jr.; brother Edwin Boulier; and a special friend of 40 years, Marjorie Brann.
The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice, especially Jean, Kim and Vanessa, for their care of Andy.
Funeral services were held 1 PM on Friday, February 28th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Friends called from noon until time of services. Following the funeral service, family and friends were invited to the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion on North Street in Newport for a time of fellowship and refreshment. Spring burial will be in the Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House,654 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GEORGIA ANNA BOYDEN NOBLE
BROOKSVILLE, FL — Georgia Anna Boyden Noble, 69, passed away peacefully in her home, February 11, 2014 after a brave battle with Lung Cancer. Georgia was born March 15, 1944 in Skowhegan, ME. Daughter of the late Arthur Lyle and Bessie Poor Boyden. Before retirement, she worked at Hardwood Products of Guilford, ME, Delong Sportswear in Harmony and Dexter Shoe Company for many years. She had been an Avon representative and an active member of the Eastern Star & the West Ripley Ladies Extension. Georgia was raised on the family dairy farm in Clinton where she developed her very unique, outgoing personality. She was a hard working woman but made time to enjoy life. She and her husband retired and made friends quickly in their new Florida home. She had a generous soul, giving of herself where she saw need. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers Irving & Storer Boyden, husband Dana C Noble and one grandchild, Mark M. Thomas, Jr. She leaves a loving family behind, her four sister in-laws, Grace & Louise Boyden, Helen and husband Raymond Bolstridge, Evelyn and husband Edward Farrar. Georgia and Dana raised four children, a son Paul Noble of Cambridge ME & his friend Trudy McLeod. Three daughters, Gaye & husband Frank Richards of Mapleton, ME, Tammy Thomas and friend Lewis Littlefield, III of Brooksville, FL, Kathy & Richard Vining of Spring Hill, FL. Ten Grandchildren, Dana Noble & fiancé Jessica Emerson, Trapper Noble, Dwight Noble, Heather & husband Mark Copeland, Lucas Richards & fiancé Renee Hemmingway, Kimberly & husband Kennith Boehmer, Stephanie Thomas, Elizabeth & husband Jon Gillway, Justin & his sister Alyssa Vining. Four great grandchildren. Twins, Kennith & his sister Kristen Boehmer, Paul & his sister Lilly Noble. Many nieces, nephews, cousins & good friends.
Services will be held in the Spring of 2014 at the Memorial Garden Cemetery, Cambridge, ME.
Condolences may be posted online at Turner.tributes.com. Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.
JOSEPH E. GUAY, SR.
CORINNA — Joseph Guay, Sr., 83, died February 19, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. He was born September 20, 1930 in Fort Kent, a son of Wilfred and Anna (Bossie) Guay. He attended Corinna Union Academy and received his diploma from Nokomis Regional High.
He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received 2 Bronze Stars. Joe was employed as a herdsman for Ken Chambers. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was president of the Swampy Run Beagle Club. Joe was a lifetime member of the Shirley B. Carter Post #4298, VFW in Dexter.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie (Martin) of Corinna; 2 sons, Joseph, Jr. and wife Bonny of Hudson, John and wife Alice Guay of Corinna; 2 daughters, Mary Ann and husband Jeffrey Pinkerton of Bangor, Beth and husband Ronald Simpson of Corinna. He was “Papa Joe” to 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Joe will also be remembered as well by dear family friends, Dean and Jane Weeks.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, where funeral services were held 11 AM Saturday, February 22nd, with the Rev. Terrance McKinley officiating. A military committal will be held in the spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Shirley B. Carter Post # 4298, P.O. Box 441, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
RICHARD H. DAVIS
CAMBRIDGE — Richard Harold Davis, 85, died February 6, 2014 at his Harmony Road residence. He was born August 4, 1928 in Dexter, a son of Harold and Hazel (Chadbourne) Davis. Richard served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a heavy equipment operator for Frank Quimby and the Cianbro Corporation. Richard was a past master of the Cambridge Masonic Lodge. His family remembers him as a good husband and father. He was much loved.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eva (Carle) Davis of Cambridge; 2 sons, Richard P. Davis of Brownville Junction and Kevin Davis of Cambridge; 3 daughters, Debra and husband Bruce Ireland of Hermon, Kathy and husband Armand “Pit” Hebert of Cambridge, Christine “Joette” and husband Clarence Worster of Cambridge; 3 sisters, Beverly and husband Frank Quimby of Stockton Springs, Virginia Murphy of Peabody, MA, Dorothy and husband Harold Perkins of Cambridge; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert Bruce Davis.
Spring graveside services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cambridge. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
VIRGINIA P. BURTON
Hartland — Virginia P. Burton, 77, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Pittsfield.
She was born on March 14, 1936, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of Richard and Jenny (Stafford) Vanadestine. She attended the local schools, married Donald Burton and together they raised their family.
Virginia enjoyed barbeques, country music, shopping at Walmart and watching movies. She absolutely loved the Red Sox and was just beginning to enjoy football and hockey. She was an avid fan of WWE and “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson, was her favorite.
She is survived by her children, Donna Bires and husband, John, of Hartland, Heidi Stineford and husband, William, of LaGrange, Wesley Burton of Hartland, Laurie Call and husband, Dale, of Palmyra and Tammy Poulin and husband, Royce, of Newport; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 4 sisters, Edith Bell of Hartland, Barbara Vanadestine of Connecticut, Linda Bell and husband, Raymond, of Connecticut and Donna Peterson and husband, Warren, of Ripley.
She was predeceased by her father and mother; her husband, Donald Burton; 3 brothers, Archie, Carroll, Harold; and 3 sisters, Mary, Jaclyn and Beverly.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, in Palmyra.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
RUSSELL L. MARTIN
PITTSFIELD — Russell L. Martin, 95, of Pittsfield, ME and Seminole, FL recently passed away after a short illness at Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Lewiston, ME on August 31st, 1918 to Clyde E. and Clare G. (Barnes) Martin. He graduated From MCI and attended Northeastern University before entering the Army Air Corp with Lawrence Stafford and Kenneth Hamilton, also of Pittsfield, on December 7th, 1939. Two years before Pearl Harbor. While in New York City selling War Bonds, he met his wife, Marguerite C. Wikre, of St. Paul, MN, who was there on vacation with some girlfriends. He was discharged in May 1945 with the rank of Second Lieutenant. They lived for 8 years in St. Paul, MN before returning to Maine to take over his father’s business on Moose Pond.
He was a lifelong member of the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge and the World War II Memorial. An avid fisherman and hunter he was a member of the One That Didn’t Get Away Club as well as The Big Buck Club. He also had many trophies as Senior Champion from JW Parks Golf Course.
He is survived by his daughter Charlotte Fawcett of Seminole, FL, his sons Lowell Martin of Cambridge, ME, Greg Martin of Weston, MO, and Robert Martin of Seminole, FL. His grandchildren Brent and Courtney Martin; Jessica and Lydia Martin; Kristi and Kasey Martin; and Branden and Kerry Martin, as well as 5 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife Marguerite and his son Kerry Martin brother John E. Martin, as well as, all of his childhood friends.
A spring burial is planned in the Pittsfield Village Cemetery next to his wife and parents.
ELIZA J. LINT
STETSON — Our precious mother, Eliza Jane Lint, 88, left her long struggle behind on January 12, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Brenda. She was surrounded by her loving and caring family as she would have wished. Mama was greeted by her husband of 57 years, Earl Lint and her 2 loving sons, Earl “Timmy” and Dwight Lint. Mama was so happy to also be met by her Dad and Mom, Donald and Dorothy (Caldwell) Kinney; as well as her sisters, Dorothy, Mabel, Beulah, Bessie, Grace, and Ida; and 2 brothers, Clarence and Malcom Kinney. She was born in Blaine, Maine on July 2, 1925.
When she was 16 she moved to Connecticut with her sister Dorothy. Mama worked at the Taber Baseball Manufacturing Co. in Manchester, CT during World War II. After she was married, she was a homemaker and mother. In 1962, the family moved to Wallingford, CT, where she was employed at the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. In the early 80’s the family moved to Stetson.
Mama is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Clark of Stetson and Barbara Ann and husband Bernard Beaulier of Portage Lake. She left behind her precious grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Tina Randall, Margaret and Scott Bellefleur, Luke and Niki Bell, Frannie and Jim Hair, Frank and Kourtney Cook and Mabel Bell, Angel and Jack Zakharia, Tiki and Troy, Henry Beaulier and Laura, Larry Johnston, Mary Ann, David, Jack, James, Sabrina and Melissa, Wade and Sandy Wheeler and Danny Wheeler. She also left behind 31 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, whom she loved and adored. Eliza also leaves her dear loving friend Beulah Butler of Stetson.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday at the Stetson Union Church, where funeral services were held at 1 PM Thursday, January 16th, with the Rev. David Ray, Sr. officiating. Spring burial will be in the Coboro Cemetery, Stetson. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
SANDRA MAY BIENKOWSKI
Plymouth, ME & Loving, NM — Sandra May Robinson, McLellan, Weymouth, Bienkowski, 60, passed away January 3rd, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas after a long battle with Diabetes. She was born June 5th, 1953 the daughter of Myron and Mary (Hacket) Robinson. She was a Certified nurses assistant last employed at Sanfield Rehab and Living Center in 1994. Sandy was a loving caring person who always welcomed people into her home. She enjoyed having her siblings and other relatives come stay with her in Maine for summers and sometimes longer. Many memories were made for all.. She enjoyed blending families with her family and the Weymouth family and later the Bienkowski family. She most recently enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her parents, and husband Stanley A Bienkowski, husband Ken Weymouth, granddaughter Mykle Lynn Harper, brother John Robinson, brother Donald Robinson, brother Donny (raised by her mother as her brother), and sister Mary (Robinson) Stanley. She is survived by, son Jason McLellan and wife Honey of Loving, NM. A daughter Nicole Bienkowski and husband Dave of Plymouth, ME. A stepdaughter Karen Gannetta of Bemiji, MN. Granddaughters Jade Harper of Plymouth, ME, Cheyanne and Jennifer McLellan of Loving, NM, and Kyara Serbus of Bemiji, MN. Brother Myron Robinson and late wife Candance Robinson of Randolph, MA, Sister Charlene Robinson and longtime boyfriend Thomas Kilmer of Gloucester, MA, Sister Colleen Labonte and husband Richard of Lynn, MA, Sister Diane Robinson of Beverly, MA, a brother Robert Robinson and wife Loretta of Wenatchee, WA. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Per her wishes she will have a private service during the summer.
BRUCE F. VIGUE
SKOWHEGAN — Bruce F. Vigue entered eternal life on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Redlands, CA at the age of 79. He was born in Skowhegan, ME on August 19, 1934 to Francis C. and Marion E. (Raynes) Vigue. Bruce was a graduate of Skowhegan High School, class of 1952. He has been a resident in Riverside County in California since 1971. TSGT Vigue served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Stationed at various bases in Colorado, Alaska, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Texas, California, Guam, Okinawa, Thailand and ending his Air Force career at Kincheloe AFB in Michigan with 21 years 8 months and 24 days of service. TSGT Vigue was a recipient of the Bombardier Award and the Air Medal with 13 Oak Leaf clusters for Meritorious flight achievements. TSGT Vigue is a member of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots association for successfully striking targets located in Red River Valley of North Vietnam facing MIG’s, Sam’s & Guns defending those targets. Because of TSGT Vigue’s professional actions as a B-52 Tail Gunner, while at U-Tapao Thailand, TSGT Vigue shall forever be known as a “Bonus Dealer”, having dealt “Charlie” a Bad Hand!!! During TDY assignments to Guam, Okinawa and Thailand, TSGT Vigue completed two hundred ninety seven Southeast Asia B-52 combat missions.
Upon retiring from the Air Force, Bruce was employed with the US Postal Service at the San Bernardino service center as a Dock Supervisor for twenty two years. He was very proud to refer himself as a “Double Dipper”.
Bruce had many hobbies that included, deep sea fishing, target shooting (making special reloads for himself and his “shooting buddies”), prairie dog and wild pig hunting, Harley riding with his son, Rodney to Missouri, Death Valley and Arizona. He also went on several vacations where he would walk down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon to camp for a week. Most of all Pops enjoyed his camp and cruising Lake Wesserunsett on his Pontoon Boat. From his cabin he would sit in his chair and watch the fish jump while he waited for Louie & Madelyn (Loons) to paddle around and dive in the rain or shine.
Bruce is a member of the American Legion Post 0426 in Yucaipa, CA, VFW Post 7865 in Madison, ME and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #0047.
Bruce (Pops) is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of 52 years; son, Rodney K. (wife Pamela) of Bermuda Dunes, CA; daughter, Tina L. (husband Alan Meservey) of Lake Havasu City, AZ; 4 grandchildren, Cody, Bret, Kala Meservey and Chase Vigue; 1 Great Granddaughter; brother, Joel Vigue of Pennsylvania; and a very special brother-in-law, Everett Salsbury of Canaan, ME.
A Graveside service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA, staging area #3.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in his memory or get together with a friend and give a toast to “Pops”.
AUDREY A. GARLAND
HARTLAND — Audrey A. (Heath) Garland, 80 passed away peacefully Jan. 15, 2014, with her daughter Jean and son-in-law Ralph by her side at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born Sept. 26, 1933 in Hope, Maine the daughter of Fred and Verna (Hastings) Heath.
Audrey was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Shirley B. Carter Post 4298 VFW in Dexter. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Audrey loved to knit and crochet. She will be remembered for her baby sets and blankets which she won a National Ribbon for.
Her daughter Jean would like to thank the doctors and nurses who took care of her mother at Sebasticook Valley Hospital.
Audrey was married to George R Garland who predeceased her on December 18th, 2008. She is survived by two daughters. Her youngest daughter who has been by her side these past couple of months, Jean and her husband Ralph Starbird of St. Albans, two grandchildren, Christopher Starbird of Mahwah, NJ, Jessica and her husband Eric Peavey of Detroit, two great grandchildren, who meant the world to her, Jordon and Dylon Peavey of Detroit, her oldest daughter Judy Dungan of Florida and three grandchildren; the late Jimmy Dungan, Rebecca and Joshua of Florida. Audrey will also be remembered by her dear friend Emily who was her neighbor for many years.
At Audrey’s request, she will be cremated and her remains buried along side of her husband George at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the spring of 2014.
Arrangement are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
DAVID A. LARNER
NEWPORT — David A. Larner, 79, died January 14, 2014 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born July 5, 1934 in Bangor, a son of Arthur and Katherine (Moore) Larner. David worshiped our creator as a Jehovah’s Witness. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He enjoyed time spent with loved ones and friends, as well as boating, diving, building houses, aviation, tinkering and repairing things.
In addition to his intended wife, Gertrude Lawler of Newport, he is survived by his children, Dennis Larner of Cocoa Beach, FL, Davine Traften of Brunswick, GA, Benjamin Larner of Appleton, and Mark Larner of Bakersfield, CA; his step-children, Michael Marin of Bakersfield, CA, Christine Colby of Palmyra, and Gerald Marin of Augusta; a brother, James Larner of Bangor; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
A gathering for close friends and family in remembrance of David was held at the home of Gerry and Christine Colby, 73 Warren Hill Road, Palmyra, at 1 PM, Saturday, January 18th. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com