JOHN H. CURRIER, JR.

HARTLAND — John H. Currier, Jr., 75, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
John grew up in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio where he graduated from Charles F. Brush High School. He lived in Charlevoix, Michigan where he worked at Medusa Cement Company from 1971 to 1990 in Shipping and Receiving. John also served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard as Petty Officer Second Class.
John met Sylvia Angel in 2001 and moved to Maine to be together. They were married in 2004. Many summer days were spent camping with friends and family, or boating on the lake. John and Sylvia had many wonderful adventures together. A favorite trip of John’s was an Alaskan cruise. John was an avid collector of Lionel Trains. He and friends attended many train shows across the country.
John was a Second Section Unit member at the Anah Shrine in Bangor. He also volunteered at the Anah Shrine Circus. He was a member of the Tri-County Shrine Club and Anah Temple Camping Club.
John was predeceased by his adoptive parents Jean and John H. Currier, Sr., the mother of his children Nancy (McDermott) Currier and two sisters.
John is survived by his loving wife Sylvia Angel-Currier; his daughters, Brenda Currier of Denver, Colorado and Tammy Currier of Cleveland, Ohio; her two sons and their wives Lucas and Dawn Angel of Corinna, (two grandchildren Paige and Dylan Angel who will miss “Little Grandpa”), Jason Angel and Patricia Robinson-Angel of Ontario, Canada.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM on Monday, February 1st at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where a funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 2nd, with Pastor Corey Hamilton officiating. A graveside committal service will be planned in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com

PHILIP A SWETT
SEAL HARBOR — Philip Atwood Swett, 71, passed away on January 18, 2016 at his home from a form of acute leukemia. He was born June 21, 1944 in Dexter, the son of Arthur H, and Karlene L. (Banks) Swett.
Philip graduated from Newport High School in 1962. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman attached to the 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, U.S. Marines, during the Vietnam War. During his service he was awarded a Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, and Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with cluster. Philip returned home to attend Husson college and received a B.S. in Business Management, then on to Colby College studying pre-med for 2 years. Philip was a member of the American Legion Post 103. He established his career as a Food and Beverage Director of many country clubs throughout the United States until his retirement in 2006.
Philip is survived by his brother Michael A Swett of Kissimmee, FL and his sister Judith L Swett of Seal Harbor, ME, and many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews and special friends Kathy Austin and Robert Spiegel. He was much loved by his family and friends.
A service of remembrance was held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Abbey Chapel, Main Street, Seal Harbor, a reception followed downstairs for family and friends to celebrate Philip's fun loving life. In lieu of flowers; Gifts in Philip's memory may be sent to Island Connections, 15 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or D.E.A.N., 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
ELIZABETH WENTWORTH
HARTLAND — Elizabeth Wentworth, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan.
Betty was born on October 2, 1924, in Houlton, Maine. She grew up in the home of William and Myrtle Toothaker and attended schools in Carmel. She married Wallace Wentworth and together they raised six children. She was a wonderful homemaker, rising early (before the roosters) to make sure her household tasks were completed in a timely fashion. When she wanted something accomplished, she wanted it done yesterday! She enjoyed cooking and watching television. She liked her cartoons and her favorite show, The Price is Right.
She is survived by her children, Joyce Landry of Skowhegan, Larry Wentworth and wife, Rachel, of Canaan, Preston Wentworth of Hartland, Gloria Pease of Skowhegan and Charlene Babnaw of Hartland; grandchildren, Freddie, Richard, Raymond, Amy, Crystal, Wanda, Mike, Darcy, Jessica, Jason and Nicole; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Wentworth; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Rhonda Wentworth; son-in-law, Michael Babnaw; and grandson, Kevin Babnaw.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Cedar Ridge Center for their excellent care. A special thanks to her nurse, Melissa, for the love and compassion she gave to Betty.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Jordan Cemetery, North Hartland Road, Hartland, with the Reverend Scott Jones officiating.
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BARBARA E. ORCUTT
DIXMONT — Barbara E. Orcutt, 53, died unexpectedly January 25th, 2016 at her Dixmont home following a short period of ill health. She was born in Rumford, July 4th, 1962, the daughter of Charles and Neva (Cross) Harthorne. She was a graduate of Telstar High School and also a graduate of Kennebec Valley Technical College. For many years Barbara worked at Kennebec Valley Technical College as a secretary until her disability forced her to retire.
Barbara liked to work in her gardens and taking care of her dogs. She loved her family and taking care of her home.
She is survived by her husband Cecil A. Orcutt of Dixmont, her mother Vera Harthorne of Brooks, One son Bradley Allen Hindman of Fairfield, two daughters Jennifer Lynn Hart of Greenwood, Kassandra Marie Orcutt of Pittsfield, two brothers, Ricky Harthorne of Ill., James Harthorne of Limington, one daughter, Debra Harthorne of Brooks, 8 grandchildren; Kelsey, Jacie, Junior, Dakota, Tanner, Ahleighya, Sammy, Lucas, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of Barbara's life is being planned for the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
THIRNWOOD F. MORGAN, JR.
PALMYRA — Thirnwood F. Morgan, Jr., passed away on January 20, 2016, at home in West Palm Beach with his wife Jo-Anne, sons, Jeffrey and Matthew, brother, Gerald and grandson, Sean at his side. He was born on May 31, 1932, in Palmyra, ME, the second oldest of nine to the late Thirnwood Morgan Sr. and Lenora (Brooks) Morgan.
Thirnwood graduated from Hartland Academy and enlisted in the Navy in 1951. He served on the destroyer USS Melvin until 1955. While in the Navy he sent money home to help his parents and put his sister through college at Husson College in Bangor Maine. He returned to Maine where he met Jo-Anne Kelso, whom he would spend the next 61 years together, 57 of them married. He attended and graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor's and a master's degree in education. He also accumulated many credits beyonds this, believing you should always keep learning.
Thirnwood and Jo-Anne moved to Gloversville, NY in 1959 and he started working as a history teacher at the high school. He later served as a guidance counselor, assistant principal, adult education principal and track coach. In 1971 he became the first principal of Estee Middle School. He remained at this position until his retirement in 1992. Thirnwood tried to make every child who walked through his hallways feel important and special. He would often post signs and hand out pens with the phrase, "Who You Are Makes A Difference," a saying that described exactly who he was. After retirement, Thirnwood moved back to Maine where he donated much of his time to the food bank and library and served as president of the board at the local hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Jo-Anne of WPB, FL; and his sons, Jeffrey and wife Wendy of WPB, Matthew of WPB, and Thomas and wife Amy of Gloversville, NY; his brothers, Dana and his wife Sevilla of Hartland, ME, and Gerald and his wife Kathy of Plano, TX; his sisters, Peggy of Hartland, ME and Betty of Waterville, ME; and sister-in-law, Linda of Kindwood, TX; his grandchildren, Charli of Gloversville, NY, Sean of WPB, FL and Shannon of WPB, FL; his great-grandson, Jordan; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Thirnwood was predeceased by his parents; sister, Vivian and her husband Warren; sister, Joanne and husband Mel; brothers, James and Freddie; and nephew James and niece, Susan.
Perhaps Thirnwood's time seems too brief, but we must not lengthen it with grief. Share with me that Thirnwood has been set free.
Donations in his memory may be made to Trust Bridge (Hospice by the Sea) at 5300 East Avenue, WPB, FL 33407.
RAYMOND JOSEPH BEAUDREAU
WILLIMANTIC — Raymond Joseph Beaudreau passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A long-time resident of Willimantic, Maine, Raymond was an accomplished woodsman, hunter, craftsman, and storyteller. Raymond’s extensive employment history as a technician and engineer in the cable television industry included building and improving some of the first infrastructure projects in New England and beyond. Prior to his retirement, he operated as an independent traveling consultant to companies such as Continental Cablevision of Massachusetts.
He was born on October 5th, 1929 in North Adams, Massachusetts to Raymond and Fleurange Beaudreau into a proud Canadian-American family and grew up speaking both English and French. He served in the United States Army Medical Corp. While in the service, he was an Orthopedic Mechanic, making braces and casts, and he had a military qualification as a Rifle Marksman. He was honorably discharged on June 17, 1948.
Raymond and his beloved wife, Madeline, would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary this month. They spent many years together building live-edge pine furniture, native pack baskets, coveted by collectors as far away as Dresden, Germany.
Raymond is survived by his wife Madeline; Thomas and Linda Beaudreau of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Michael and Patricia Beaudreau of Scottsville, Virginia, Raymond Jr. and Neysa Beaudreau of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Cheryl and Michael Steuer of Adams, Massachusetts, Tracy Bailey Fraize and Darrell Fraize of Bridgton, Maine, and Sharon and Scott Fairbanks of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
He was predeceased by his daughter Beverly. Raymond is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Brooke, Aimee, Benjamin, Michelle, Heather, Amber, Michael, Justin, Natalie, Jeremy, Jesse, Chelsea, Myles, Connor, Michael and Joshua; and 10 great-grandchildren; his brother Francis Beaudreau; and sister, Anne Vachereau; as well as a close group of exceptional friends and neighbors.
There will be no public services.
The family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Monson Volunteer Fire Department, 10 Tenney Hill Road, Monson, ME 04464.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
MARILYN (LANGLEY) BUTLER
CARMEL & BANGOR — Marilyn went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on January 20, 1936 in Newport, a daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys (Kilcollins) Langley. Marilyn grew up in Pittsfield. She was one of 10 siblings. They were well known in the area as the "Langley Girls." Marilyn graduated from MCI in 1955. She was employed as a telephone operator with New England Telephone. She married James Butler in June 1958 and left her job to raise their 6 children. They lived in Plymouth and Carmel. She was the secretary of the Carmel Full Gospel Church and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary #9955 in Pittsfield. She helped James own and operate Carmel Auto Repair. They enjoyed many family camping trips to Dummer's Beach and Prince Edward Island. Once her children were grown, Marilyn accompanied James on many over the road trips while he drove as an independent trucker. He was truly the love of her life.
She enjoyed scrapbooking, knitting, taking photos and using the computer to create personalized items for friends and family. She would knit baby sweaters, buntings and blankets for all "new arrivals" in the family. She also enjoyed cooking for her family. Marilyn was active in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had so much love to give and she was loved dearly by them all. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth Walker and a brother Phillip Langley, both of Florida; six children, Kathy and Tom Neill of St. Albans, Vicky and Colby Morrell of Carmel, James W. Butler, Jr. of Bangor, Jill and Matthew Lovley of Astatula, Florida, Mark and Crystal Butler of Carmel, Melissa King and Heidi Hellstrom of Arundel; 13 grandchildren, Emily McDonough, Kelly Lovley, Thomas J Neill, Ashley Butler, Stacey Morrell, Benjamin Butler, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Dustin King, Darin King, Julia Butler, Emily Shorey, Ashley and Eric Hellstrom; 9 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by James on October 9, 2014; 6 sisters, Barbara Langley, Anita McCormack, Pat Laney, Thelma “Dee” Madore, Edna Chadbourne, Gloria Bilodeau; and a brother Alfred “Sonny” Langley.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held 11 AM Wednesday, January 20th, with Pastor Brian Woodbury officiating. Spring graveside committal services will be held 2 PM, Monday, May 2nd at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. The family would like to express a special thank you to all those who cared for Marilyn during this past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BESSIE L. MELANSON
ST. ALBANS — Bessie L. Melanson, 91, died January 20th, 2016 at a Pittsfield hospital following a short illness. She was born in Springfield, Maine, May 30, 1924 the daughter of Jesse and Evie (Smith) Dicker, She was educated in Springfield schools. Bessie was married to Bennie Melanson who predeceased her on July 16, 1994.
Bessie worked at Jim’s General Store in St. Albans for several years. For 21 and a half years, Bessie was employed at Sanfield Nursing Home in the Laundry.
She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and working in her gardens both flower gardens and vegetable gardens.
Bessie is survived by her son and wife Peter and Joanne Melanson of Palmyra, her daughter Joyce M. Bowman of St. Albans, her brother Henry Dicker of PA, five grandchildren; Sheryl, Michael, Peter Jr., Kelly, and Ronnie, 8 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and another one due in August, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Errol Bowman and 11 brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 PM May 15, 2016 at the Maloon Cemetery in St. Albans. Arrangements 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 condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
EVELYN MILDRED MOULTON
SANGERVILLE — Evelyn Mildred Moulton, 90, died at her home Sunday, January 17, 2016, with her daughter and caregiver, Carole by her side. She was born in Dexter, September 13, 1925, the daughter of Leon L. and Lorina (Awalt) Pearl.
Evelyn was a homemaker and also worked at Hathaway Shirt in Dover-Foxcroft. She was called “Ninny” by many, and later “Nunu” after her grandson, Curtis was born. Evelyn lost her husband very early in life and was forced to overcome many of life’s challenges by herself. Her meticulous nature with everything in life from her cooking to keeping her house was one of her great virtues. “Nunu” enjoyed cooking breakfast for two of her grandsons, Curtis and Corey every morning before school. She believed a good breakfast was needed for them to do well in school. Her greatest achievement in her own words was raising her three children. She was proud to say that when she was no longer able to maintain her yard, her son-in-law Jeffery maintained it for her.
She was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Clarence ”Karky” Moulton; a brother, Leon Pearl Jr. of Georgia; 3 sisters, Geraldine “Gerry” Hughes of Phippsburg, and Irene Nelson, and Madeline Anderson both of Dexter.
She is survived by a son, Chester “Skippy” Moulton of Eddington and his good friend, Pam Dunham; 2 daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” Troy and her husband, Martin of Waterville, and Carole Jean Wharff and her husband, Jeffery of Sangerville; 6 grandchildren, Ryan Troy of Benton, Laura Troy and her husband, Ross Whitaker, Kelly Moulton, and Lisa Rennert and her husband, Matt, all of VA, Curtis Wharff and his girlfriend, Shaunna of NH, and Corey Wharff and his girlfriend, Alice of Sangerville; 5 great grandchildren, Mykenzie Veilleux of Waterville, Miranda Troy of Benton, Caleb and Ava Rennert of VA, and Aiden James Wharff of Auburn; a sister, Phyllis Nelson of Dexter; and a brother, Maurice “Randy” Pearl of GA; many nieces and nephews.
Evelyn also leaves behind her beloved toy poodle, “Gigi”, who was always by her side.
At her request there will be no funeral services at this time. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Sangerville Village Cemetery.
Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be sent to the Sandra J. Littlefield Scholarship Fund, c/o the Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Evelyn was very fond of Sandra, a young woman and close family friend that was taken too young.
Life is short, remember to pay it forward with an act of kindness.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
STEVEN OWEN SIMPSON
HARTLAND — Steven Owen Simpson, 67, passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2016, in Skowhegan.
Steven was born on January 20, 1949, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Charles and Marjorie Simpson. He served in the United States Navy from 1969-1973 and received an honorable discharge as an E4. He was employed with Sappi Fine Paper Mill for over 40 years.
His interests through the years consisted of camping, golfing, and testing his luck at the card tables. Most importantly he enjoyed his time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Simpson of Hartland; father, Charles Simpson II of Waterville; brother, Doug Simpson of Waterville; sons, Scott Simpson and girlfriend, Alisha, of Winslow, Travis Simpson of Waterville, Adam Simpson of Hartland, Timothy Clark and wife, Tanya, of Pittsfield, Daimon Clark and wife, Mary, of Bangor and Ray Labree of Palmyra; daughters, Tara Post and husband, Eric, of South Carolina, Krystal Simpson of Hartland and Jackie Perkins of Hartland; grandchildren, Samantha, Tyler, Abby, Angel, Jakeup, Ethan, Evan, Laurie, Daimon, and Maddison.
He was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie Simpson; daughter, Rebecca Louise Simpson; and grandson, Seth.
A graveside service will be held at 1 PM, Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Maplewood Cemetery, Maple Street, Fairfield, with military honors being presented for his service to our country.
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DONALD R. NEAL
DETROIT — Donald Richard Neal, 79, died January 15, 2016 at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 12, 1936 in St. Albans, the youngest son of Gilbert and Iva (Seekins) Neal.
He graduated from Hartland Academy, Class of 1954. Donald proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He retired from Bentley College in Mass and also worked at Ames Department Store in Newport after moving to Detroit.
He was a longtime member and honorary member of the Detroit Fire Department. He also belonged to the American Legion and the Detroit Historical Society. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling.
Donald is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jean Neal of Detroit; sons Ritchie and Michael of Detroit; daughter Katrinajo Sullivan of Salisbury, MA; a brother, Paul and wife Barbara Neal of Rochester, NY; a sister, Beverly (Neal) Martin and husband Raymond of Hartland; a sister in law, Doris Neal of Detroit; step children Everett and wife Theresa McGinnis, Sally Brewer, and Kim McGinnis; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife Helene (Chamberlain) Neal, and three brothers, Wesley, Oren and Jack.
Graveside committal services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, May 21st, at Detroit Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 until 10:30 AM at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
LENORA MAE (BRAGDON) BLAKE
PALMYRA — Lenora Mae (Bragdon) Blake, 83, passed away January 17, 2016 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield surrounded by her family.
Born September 24, 1932 to Reginald Glenwood and Arlene Randall (Ellis) Bragdon In Ashland Maine, where she was raised with her 4 siblings; Burnett, Leah, Jerome and Paula. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1949 and enjoyed returning to Ashland for class reunions.
After a whirlwind courtship, she married Warren P Blake, USAF, on August 4, 1951. Lenora is survived by her husband of 64 years, Warren Blake of Palmyra; son, Edward Blake of Palmyra; 2 daughters, Donna Benson and husband John of Palmyra and Tammy McDonnell and husband Brian of Raymond; 2 sisters, Paula MacDonald of Gray and Leah Anderson of Palmdale, California.
Her grandchildren; Bonnie Benson Gorrasi, Peter Benson, William Benson, Kayla Rodney Miller and her great grandchildren; Cole, Quinn, Mara, Mia, Ashlyn and Luke were a source of joy for Lenora. Her wonderful talent as a seamstress produced many cherished toys.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of family.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Lenora's memory to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976
FLORA L. SMART
CAMBRIDGE — Flora L. Smart, 99, went to be with the Lord December 30, 2015, at Dexter Health Care. She was born in Parkman, June 11, 1916, the daughter of George and Annie (Knight) Cookson.
Flora married Philip Smart June 15, 1934, had 5 children, and assisted her husband in the work of the farm for many years. Flora enjoyed gardening, quilting, yard saleing, camping, and spending lots of time with family and friends. She was a member of the Parkman Grange, and prior to moving to Dexter Health Care, she attended Grace Bible Church in Sangerville and considered Pastor David Kelly a special friend.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip; a son, Theodore, and his first wife, Diana; a daughter, Shirley Liggett; and 8 sisters and brothers.
She is survived by a son, Jesse Smart and his wife, Lynda of Cambridge; 2 daughters, Virginia Tyler and her husband, Fred of Cambridge, and Gloria Poulin and her husband, John “Tony” of Dexter; a son-in-law, Dale Liggett of Ripley; a daughter-in-law, Faye Smart of Dover-Foxcroft; a brother, Alston Cookson of Cambridge; 2 sisters-in-law, Maxine Cookson of Cambridge, and Pat Cookson of CT; 18 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services were held at the funeral home, 1 PM, Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
Spring burial will be in the Pingree Center Cemetery in Parkman.
The family would like to thank the staff at Dexter Health Care for their care over the years.
For an online guest register, go to www. CrosbyNeal.com
GEORGE E. WHITE, JR.
HARTLAND — George E. White, Jr., 55, died on Monday, January 4, 2016, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at his home in Hartland.
George was born on May 13, 1961, the son of the late George and Christine (Dooley) White Sr. He was employed for many years as a textile worker at Guilford Industries in Guilford. He was a hard worker who enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved snowmobiling and spending time with his family. He was a loving father to Sean and will be missed very much.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nadine White of Hartland; son, Sean Cunningham of Hartland; sister, Linda Burrill and husband, Steve, of Hermon; special nieces, Lisa Bowden and husband, Kevin, of Waterville, April Lawler of Hermon and TJ Lawler of Newport; and a favorite cousin and friend, Cindy Libby of Guilford.
A potluck gathering was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 9th, at the home of George and Nadine, 396 Ford Hill Road, in Hartland, to celebrate his life.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
BRENDA J. JACKSON
NEWPORT — Brenda J. Jackson, 59, went to be with the Lord, January 6, 2016, following a year-long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 18, 1956 in Bangor, a daughter of the Rev. Theodore and Arlene (Billington) Stinson. Brenda graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1974. For several years she was employed as a CNA at Eastern Maine Medical Center along with her father.
Brenda truly enjoyed being with family and friends at all get togethers.She enjoyed camping and loved playing Bingo. Her sister and best friend Barbara were known as the Bingo Queens and they were inseparable.Barbara spent many nights staying with Brenda at the hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Richard “Dickie” Jackson; a daughter, Carmen Jackson and special friend Dave; a son, Richard “Ricky” and wife Thea Jackson; 3 grandchildren, Mya, Cooper and Abigayle; 2 sisters, Barbara Fish, Flossy and husband Danny Berry; 4 brothers and their wives, Robert and Julie Stinson, Gene and Sharon Stinson, the Rev. James and Tina Stinson, Leonard and Sheryl Stinson; many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her parents and a brother in law, John Fish. She will be sadly missed by all, but especially by her husband of 40 years and her loving poodle Muffie.
Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
DONNA M. WALSH
HARTLAND — Donna M. Walsh, 72, died peacefully on Monday, January 4, 2016, at the Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan.
Donna was born on June 2, 1943, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Mullen) Roche. She graduated from Pawtucket Regional High School and married Jack in 1974. She worked as a secretary for several years and then as a substitute teacher in the Kennebunk school system. She and her husband moved to Hartland in 2002.
Donna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time on Great Moose Lake kayaking and swimming with her grandchildren. She also loved taking them sledding down the hill at MCI. She enjoyed being at the beach and going camping and snowmobiling with her husband. She was a member of the Hartland Historical Society.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Walsh of Hartland; son, Sean Walsh of Blue Hill; daughters, Lauren Lohn and husband, Mike, of Norridgewock and Kathleen Walsh of Gloucester, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Sydney, Grady, Iris and Allison; brother, Robert Roche and wife, Mary, of Haverhill, Massachusetts; sister, Eileen Roche of Hampstead, New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon, Friday, January 8th, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, Detroit Street, Pittsfield, with Fr. Emile Dube officiating. A committal service will be held at a later date at the St. James Cemetery in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
MURIEL “NANA” MICUE
CORINNA & NEWPORT — Muriel E. Micue, 93, received her wings and passed from the physical world into the spiritual world, January 4, 2016 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born May 23, 1922 in Exeter, a daughter of Jerauld and Annie (Buswell) Butters. She graduated as Valedictorian from Exeter High School and the University of Maine. Muriel was a teacher in the Athens and Madison school districts.
She was a member of the Corinna United Methodist Church and the Cleora Rebekah Lodge where she was a past Noble Grand. She was an avid Bingo player, loved playing Scrabble, knitting, crocheting and was a great cook. Muriel was considered a fixture at Hollywood Slots and traveled to many casinos around the United States. She was a past grand marshal for the Harmony Free Fair as she had attended every season since its inception. Muriel was known by many as “Nana” and loved by all.
She is survived by a son, James Small of Corinth; 2 daughters, Judith Jones of Corinth and Sherrill and husband Linwood “Wally” Wallace of Newport; 9 grandchildren, Jeff and wife Lisa Tilton, Heidi and husband Andy Cohen, Melissa and husband Jeff Amoroso, Sherri Leeman, Kimberly Dodge-Cummings and husband George; Auril and wife Michelle Tasker, Jr., Mark Tasker and partner Karen Taft, Timothy and wife Jen Gould, Sue and husband Vern Palmer; 26 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Jean Butters of Wildersville, TN; many nieces and nephews; and Special Friends, Betty Grant and Arlene Jordan. She was predeceased by her first husband, Merrill Small; her second husband Dick Micue; a daughter Starr Davis; 2 brothers, Malcolm and Henry Butters; 3 grandchildren, Michael Tilton, Melanie Bragg, and Mindy Gould; a great granddaughter, Amanda “Mandi” Foss.
The family would like to thank Michelle Tasker and Jan Small for their friendships and a special thank you to all the nurses and staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the exceptional care Muriel received.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Thursday, January 7th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services were held 1 PM Friday at the Corinna United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry McKinley officiating. Spring burial will be in the Exeter Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mandi Foss Scholarship Fund, c/o Sebasticook Valley Credit Union, P.O. Box 145, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MARGARET M. RICHARDS
PALMYRA — Margaret M. Richards, 68, died January 6, 2016 at her Palmyra home following a long battle with cancer. She was born November 12, 1947 in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Turney) Coco. She was educated in Massachusetts schools. Margaret was employed at Ethan Allen Furniture Manufacturing in Burnham for many years and following this she was employed at Pride Manufacturing for several years.
Margaret loved to be outdoors in nature. She loved fishing and boating.
Margaret liked to cook, "she was a hell of a cook", known for her biscuits, everyone loved them.
She is survived by her life partner of over 50 years. Floyd L. Richards of Palmyra, one son James L Richards of Palmyra and one daughter, Amy Tarr of Palmyra, her sisters Lynne Richards of Derry NH, and Mary Simoneau of Manchester NH, three grandchildren Jacob, Jacqueline and Michael, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At her request there are no public services planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign and online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com