ERNEST S. KITCHIN
SKOWHEGAN — Ernest S. Kitchin, 91, passed away October 3, 2014 at his home in Skowhegan surrounded by family. He was born November 5, 1922 in North Kingston, Rhode Island, the son of Walter and Elsie (Martin) Kitchin.
He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged. On June 24, 1945, he married Alice M. Joslin in North Kingston, Rhode Island. Ernest was employed as a supervisor at the Ladd School for the disadvantaged for many years and also worked part time doing masonry building chimneys, scalloping and lathe turning making wooden bowls. He enjoyed his sailboat, taking his family to Rabbit Island, fishing, and clamming, and loved traveling with his wife to Alaska. Ernest also enjoyed his keyboard and singing.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice (Joslin) Kitchin of Skowhegan; a son; a daughter; step-daughter; step son, Bruce and wife Carol of Skowhegan; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and step grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Sherman of Rhode Island; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, 3 sisters, and a son.
The family would like to thank HealthReach Home Care & Hospice of Waterville for all their support at the time of our need and special thanks to Holly, Karen, and Jessy for their devoted care they gave to Ernest.
A graveside service service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 am. at Sunset View Cemetery in Norridgewock with Reverend Nathan Richards officiating.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Ernest's memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240 or to the Alzheimer's Association Maine, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
SARAH W. GRAY
NEWPORT — Sarah W. Gray, 82, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord October 3, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 4, 1932 in Hill City, Kansas, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Hall) Meyer. Sarah was a loving Christian wife that loved to read her Bible.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport. Sarah enjoyed playing cards, camping, shopping, getting her hair and nails done weekly, and spending time with her family. She touched the hearts of everyone she met.
Sarah is survived by her husband Earl; her children, Susan and husband Michael McGeough, Jutta and husband Steven Bennett, Ann and husband Cliff Dupray, Sr., and Tom Gray and his fiancée, Joan Levesque; a sister, Marilyn Zufelt; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews that were all special to her. She was predeceased by a daughter, Evelyn Lister, and a brother Kay Meyer.
Friends called from 6 to 7 PM on Wednesday, October 8th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 1 PM Thursday with the Rev. George Perkins officiating. Graveside committal services were held 10 AM Friday, October 10th at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
VERNA N. CURTIS
ETNA — Verna N. Curtis, 89, died October 5, 2014 in Hartland. She was born February 10, 1925 in Carmel a daughter of George and Marjorie (Shaw) Curtis. She graduated from Carmel High School.
Verna was employed as a waitress for many years and later worked in shoe manufacturing until her retirement. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, gardening, and feeding the birds.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Curtis) Madore of Etna; a son Richard Curtis of Pittsfield; a sister Alice Haverly of Newport; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Merle and Bill Curtis.
There will be no services at her request. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
BLANCHE B. NORRIS
PLYMOUTH — Blanche B. Norris, 71, died October 5, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. She was born November 21, 1942 in Hartland, a daughter of Ralph and Arlene (Dunton) Shaw. She had been employed as a handsewer. Blanche enjoyed her birds and defended her bird feeders with a BB gun. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, homemaker, and grandmother. She was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
She is survived by a son Scott and wife Christine Norris of Union; 2 sisters, Patricia Morrison of Ellsworth and Barbie and husband Reginald Gray of Sedgwick; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles on July 29, 2014; a son Timothy Norris; a daughter Joanna DeBeck; and a sister Joanne Shaw.
Graveside services were held 2 PM Friday, October 10th, at the Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
KATHY M. FOSS THOMPSON
SPOKANE, WA & NEWPORT, ME — Kathy M. Foss Thompson of Spokane, Washington, formerly from Newport, ME, died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by friends on October 2nd, 2014.
Kathy was born on September 26, 1963, daughter of Betty and Fred Krumm of Pittsfield, ME and Merton (deceased) and Earline Foss of Pittsfield, ME.
She is survived by her children, Marshall Mercer, Amber Thompson and Nicholas Drake; grandchildren, Gabriel, Logan, Lily and Liam. She is also survived by her parents, Betty and Fred Krumm and Earline Foss; siblings, Lorri Cronkite (Robert), Merton Foss (Diana) and Judy Carr (Jefferey), Gene Foss (BillieJo); stepsiblings, Chet, Carol, Debbie, Linda, Lisa, Brian, Tina, Robert, Dawn and Kristy; several cousins; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Charles and Myrtle Scott and Emery and Cecelia Foss; her father, Merton Foss and step sister, Donna Allen.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at PM at her parent’s home at 735 Canaan Road, Pittsfield. Anyone who knew Kathy is welcome to come share memories with her family.
MABEL “BELLA” KNOWLTON
LIBERTY & HOBE SOUND, FL — Mabel “Bella” Knowlton, 78, died October 3rd, 2014 at a Bangor Hospital. She was born March 3, 1936 in Bangor, the daughter of Ernest D. and Dorothy I. (Wentworth) Carter.
Bella loved to travel and enjoyed the Drama Club in Florida. She was a 4-H Leader and was very interested in horses and the showing of them. Bella was a bus driver and truly enjoyed it.
Bella is survived by her husband, C. Justin Knowlton, of Liberty and Hobe Sound, FL; daughter, Molly Jo Ann Tash and husband Carl “Skip”, of Pittsfield; 2 stepsons and their wives, Wade Knowlton and wife Kerry of Port St. Lucia, FL. and Chuck Knowlton and wife Debbie, of Stewart FL.; granddaughter, Savanna Ann Tash; great grandson, Kooper Vaughan Tash Knowles; 4 step-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren. Bella was predeceased by her first husband Joseph Lawler.
Graveside Service was held 11 AM Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, ME.
Those who desire may make contributions to Cancer Care of Maine, Eastern Maine Charities PO Box 931, Bangor ME. 04402
Arrangements by Jordan–Fernald, 1139 Main Street, Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
HARVEY O. BOEN
PALMYRA & STETSON — Harvey O. Boen, 80, passed away after a long illness October 2, 2014 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Bangor. He was born November 19, 1933 in Strandquist, Minnesota, a son of Ole and Laura (Nelson) Boen.
Harvey served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was employed for GTE Sylvania until his retirement in 1988.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Joann; a daughter Brenda and husband Edward Spencer; son Steven and wife Faith Boen; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 PM Thursday, October 9th, at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, with Pastor Edward Spencer officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JUDITH M. BUSBY
EXETER — Judith Maria Busby, 56, passed away peacefully at a Bangor hospital following a prolonged illness. She was born December 16, 1957 in Glasgow, Scotland, a daughter of Thomas and Ellen (Doyle) McKeown. She graduated from the University of Glasgow.
Judi was a deeply spiritual person judging people by who they were rather than by what they had. This was reflected in her craft and center of her life, music. She spent most of her life involved in and around music playing with numerous groups which allowed her to travel extensively throughout western Europe. She was also employed by Jive Records in London as a session singer. Her voice could be heard on many songs. Her ability to sing, play guitar and compose and relate to people as a Celt resulted in many memorable sessions that lasted into the “wee hours”. She will be missed by all who knew her and her larger than life Celtic spirit. While in Ireland Judi wrote most notably “Sweet Ballyvaughan” while living in that village. She will also be remembered as a lover of animals, especially dogs and horses. Rest with peace and go forward.
She is survived by her husband Robert of Exeter; and a son Luke McKeown of Scotland.
A memorial service will be held 1 PM Tuesday, October 14th at Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Tim Curtis officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
PHILIP R. BROWN
NEWPORT — Philip R. Brown 88, Maine State Police Trooper retired, died Sept 22, 2014 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital Pittsfield after a short illness.
He was born in Robbinston, Me., Feb. 5, 1926 the son of Ernest C. and Princess (Wilson) Brown. He was educated in Robbinston Schools and attended Calais Academy until he enlisted in the Navy at age 17. Following boot camp he was sent to basic hospital school to learn to be Corpsman. Upon the completion of his hospital Corpsman training he was transferred to the Fleet Marines and sent to San Diego, California for three months more training and then sent overseas. They went to Guadalcanal in the South Pacific for more training and then they were sent to invade Guam. The last day before Guam was secured he was wounded. He was treated and operated on aboard a hospital ship until he was ready to return to combat. Once declared fit for duty he landed on Iwo Jima in the second wave. He saw the raising of the flag and also saw all the men that died raising it. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his combat wounds.
Following the war he returned to Maine and attended Coburn Classical Institute and received his high school diploma.
He married Grace McCleary in Brewer June 21, 1946. She predeceased him on Sept 7, 2013. They were married for 67 years.
In 1951 Phil joined the Maine State Police and attended the Police Academy. Following his graduation he was stationed in Danforth, Maine as a patrol trooper. In 1954 he was transferred to Newport as a patrol trooper patrolling from Pittsfield to Bangor and all the roads in between. In 1962 he transferred to the Traffic Division where he remained until his retirement in late 1972.
Phil was employed at several jobs after his retirement; He sold cars at Hartley’s in Corinna and he sold homes in the area. He was also a licensed Private Investigator and he worked for 10 years as a Penobscot County Deputy Sherriff in the Civil Department. He worked at the Brown Funeral Home as a funeral attendant with his son for over 20 years.
Phil loved to play golf; he was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Barrows-Skidgel American legion Post 105 of Newport, and a member of the VFW Post 11191 of Newport. He also was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. In late 1959 he and a few other men reorganized Troop 63 BSA in Newport and they received there charter that has now been active for over 50 years. He was not the Scoutmaster but he was the one that took the Scouts to Camp Roosevelt in the summer. He was also active in Penquis District BSA as the Advancement Chair. He was active for many years as his son progressed in scouting. In the mid 1980 he became active again in Troop 63 as his grandson progressed in his scouting career. He always claimed his proudest moments in scouting where when his son and then his grandson received the Eagle Scout badges.
For the past several years he was been an active volunteer at the Newport Community Food Bank.
He is survived by his son and wife Philip W and Barbara Brown of Newport, his grandson and his wife Peter J and Anne-Marie Brown of Falmouth, his granddaughter Sara Brown of South Portland, two great grandchildren Elizabeth Grace Brown and Zachary Robert Brown both of Falmouth, his sister Barbara Barns of Robbinston, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, and an infant son Patrick Leonard Brown, a sister Betty Blood and his brother Dr. Harold Brown.
Friends may call Wednesday Sept 24, 2014 fro 6 to 8 pm at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center 34 High Street Newport. Funeral Service will be held 10 am Thursday Sept. 25, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McKinley officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery with Military and State Police Honors.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Newport Community Food Bank 26 High Street Newport, Maine 04953
To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
EARL E. HANSON
ST. ALBANS — Earl E. Hanson, 51, died on Monday, September 22, 2014, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Palmyra.
Skip was born on April 12, 1963, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Gorham Hanson and Glenice Woodman. He was an adventurous and fun loving guy enjoying motorcycling, 4 wheeling, fishing, gardening, his Rat Rods and tinkering. He had a heart for animals and loved his dogs as family.
He is survived by his wife, Denise Hanson, of St. Albans; his mother, Glenice Woodman of Skowhegan; his father, Gorham Hanson and his wife, Linda, of Pennsylvania; his siblings, Tim Hanson and Joan of Pennsylvania, Larry McGregor and his companion, Erin Mitchell, of Howland, David McGregor and wife, Tanya, of Canaan, Margie Hanson and companion, Jason, of Pennsylvania and Melanie McGregor of Pittsfield; sister-in-law, Catherine Cameron and husband, Steve, of Chesterfield, Missouri; brother-in-law, Charles Labbee and wife, Lisa, of Florence, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Mary Labbee of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Dana Labbee and wife, Martha, of Adams, Massachusetts; and many nieces, nephews, grand nephews, aunts, uncles and several friends.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 PM, with a time of remembrance at 5:30 PM, Saturday, September 27th, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Glenn Nichols 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.
JOHN R. SPRINGER
STETSON — John Raymond Springer 70, died September 19th, 2014 at a Bangor hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Stetson June 13, 1944 the son of Elden and Glenice (Day) Springer. John was a life long resident of Stetson, born and raised and worked there on the same plot of land. He worked for Snowflake Canning Co. in Corinna, Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, and then owned and operated his own Dairy Farm full-time.
John enjoyed spending time at camp on Moosehead Lake, hunting, fishing “drowning worms”, riding the back roads, collecting and working on antique tractors. He adored his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews, and loved his Border Collies.
He is survived by his wife Lauralea (McIntosh) Springer of Stetson, threes sons and a daughter; son, Barney and his wife Debra and their children Cassandra and Sarah, his daughter, Jennifer Springer, son, Ken and his wife Jen, and their children Autumn, and Austin, son Ben, two brothers and two sisters; Malcolm and Charles, Diane Young, and Valerie Bartlett, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Junior, George, and Calvin, and his sister Christine.
A memorial service was held at 6 PM Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the Pittsfield Calvary Baptist Church on Route 100 (Grove Hill) Pittsfield. 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 tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
PATRICK S. GRAVES
BURNHAM — Patrick Scot Graves passed away on September 24, 2014 at the age of 19.
On May 13, 1995, at 3:38 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, a baby named Patrick Scot Graves was born at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He weighed 1 pound and 15 ounces and was not given a lot of hope of surviving. What everyone around him didn't realize was that Patrick had a will to live and would not give up without a fight.
Patrick fought and beat the odds many times along the way. He touched many lives with his beautiful smile and loving eyes. He was able to show unconditional love without ever saying a word. Patrick will forever be in the hearts and minds of so many. His love will forever keep us going until the day we meet again.
He is survived by his mother and father, Rhonda Graves and Adam Graves; his very loving brother and sister, Kalen and Rylee Graves; his maternal grandparents, Coradean and Rev. Ricky Parker, of Corinna; his great grandfather, Rev. Ronnie Parker of Corinna; his paternal grandparents, Respah and Allen Graves of Etna; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and loved ones.
He was predeceased by his great grandmother, Patricia Parker; great great grandparents, Harry and Ruth Chamberlain; great great grandmother, Cora Hodsdon; and great great grandparents, Delana and Herbert Graves and Frank and Barbara Mitchell.
His family would like to thank Eastern Maine Medical Center's pediatric doctors, nurses and staff for taking such good care of Patrick for the last 19 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made on behalf of Patrick Scot Graves to Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, ME 04967, to help with funeral expenses.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 30, at the Hartland Full Gospel Church, Elm Street in Hartland, with the Chaplain Rex Garrett officiating. A committal will immediately follow at a local cemetery. Following the committal, all are welcome to return to the church for a luncheon.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
RUTH MABEL ROLLINS
FAIRFIELD — Ruth Mabel Rollins, 81, died peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014, in Palmyra.
Ruth was born on December 5, 1932, in Brooks, Maine, the daughter of Fenton and Abbie (Nickerson) Roberts. She was a caring and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a wonderful gardener and enjoyed canning, especially pickles and green tomato mincemeat. She was famous for her pickled beets.
Ruth worked for 27 years in the coffee shop at the Maine General. She enjoyed being a part of the Friday luncheons at the Universalist Church in Pittsfield. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Unity for many years. She will be lovingly missed and remembered.
She is survived by her three children, Paula Salley and husband, Steven, of Pittsfield, Pat Roberts and husband, Ed, of New York and Scott Rollins of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Chris McManus and his partner, Baju Wijono, of New York, Mark McManus and wife, Jillian, of North Carolina, Lisa Salley Erhardt and husband, Mark, of Orono and Joey Salley and wife, Lee Ann, of Pittsfield; four great grandsons, Shane McManus, Brody McManus, both of North Carolina, Emmett and Eli Salley, both of Pittsfield; sister, Mary Tobey of Arlington, Massachusetts; sisters-in-law, Claire Roberts of Barre, Vermont and Edith Gamblin and husband, Walter, of Pittsfield; brother-in law, Gary Rollins and wife, Beverly, of Pittsfield; several nieces and nephews; and special care giver and friend, Joanne Meagher of Palmyra.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Freeman Rollins; brother, Rexford Roberts; half-siblings, Edward Roberts, Lloyd Roberts and Christine Redding; sister-in-law, Ruth Wells; and brothers-in-law, Carl Rollins and Carlton Rollins.
A memorial service was held at 11 AM, Friday, September 26th, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Pastor Mark Rollins officiating. A luncheon followed at the funeral home and a committal service followed at the Jackson Corner Cemetery in Jackson, Maine.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Christ, PO Box 128, Unity, Maine, 04988.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care for the family has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
HENRY L. COOK
ST. ALBANS — Henry Leonard Cook, 78, died September 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1936 in Salem, Mass., a son of Henry and Gertrude (Hudson) Cook. He graduated from Danvers High School, Class of 1952, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war.
He married Roseanna Taglieri and resided in Danvers and Salem, MA. He was a self employed mechanic, and later a truck driver, retiring and moving to Maine in 2005. Henry was a member of the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers. He was well respected and loved by many.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Kimberley Cook and fiancé Brandon Crocker, Kristin Cook; grandson Zackary Henry Crocker; and a brother, Paul Cook, all of St. Albans; as well as nieces and nephews.
There will be a gathering of family and friends in Maine to pay their respects to the family. Graveside committal services will be held on September 30th, at Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, MA at a time to be determined. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LYNN HIGHT
DEXTER & AUBURN — Lynn Hight went home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 5th, 2014.
Lynn is survived by her sons Tobias and Ethan, daughter Tasha, her grandchildren whom she loved dearly, and other family members who will miss her greatly.
A celebration of life will be held at the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield on October 5th, 2014 at 2 PM.
PHYLLIS LADORA (BRYANT) ARCHEPERETTE
POMPANO BEACH, FL — Phyllis Ladora (Bryant) Archeperette, 78 years old, went to be with Christ Our Lord on September 22, 2014 at a local rest home in Florida. She was born on October 23, 1935 in St. Albans, ME to Leon E. Bryant and Maude M. (Raymond) Bryant. In early 1937 tragedy hit the Bryant family, her mother died of pneumonia leaving her father heart broken with 4 children. With the help of a compassionate woman, Ruth Hughes helped Leon Bryant bring up Phyllis and 3 siblings. Phyllis grew up to have a deep love for her family as well as the elderly. When she and her husband moved to Florida, many years ago, she worked in the hotel industry and later for a doctor whose practice involved mostly elderly people. She also enjoyed dancing, going to flea markets and garage sales.
Phyllis is survived by an aunt Marvis (Bryant) Chambers of Hartland Manor in Hartland, ME, a brother Ernest E. Bryant of Pittsfield, ME, a daughter Ester and granddaughter Jasmine of Pompano Beach, Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and Ruth Hughes, a brother Lincoln E. Bryant, two sisters Orissa and Minnie, her husband Kenneth Archeperette and a son Joseph Stubbs.
At a later date there will be an announcement concerning funeral arrangements, etc.
PEARL L. SCOTT
PALMYRA — Pearl Louise Scott, 88, went home to be with the Lord September 17, 2014. She was born September 30, 1925 in Iola, Kansas, a daughter of Robert and Sarah (Rutledge) Brant. She lived in many states throughout her life and also lived in Germany. Her family settled in Palmyra in 1969. Pearl was a member, steward and taught Sunday school at the Church of the Nazarene. She also attended the Newport Church of God and most recently belonged to the Jubilee Family Worship Center. Pearl led many people to the Lord. She was a day care provider and was considered to be a 3rd grandmother to all of them. She loved and was loved by everyone she met.
Pearl is survived by a son Robert J. Scott III of Palmyra; 4 daughters, Diana Young of Des Moines, Iowa, Carmen Shaw of Palmyra, May Louise and husband Jeffrey Nickerson of Palmyra; and Paula Scott of Palmyra; 12 grandchildren, Sherry, Shelly, Eddy, Veronica, Rachel, Michael, Aaron, Charlie, Jeffrey, Rebekah Louise, Andrew, and Annie; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. She will also be missed by Matt and Zac, James Ricker, Rodney Shaw and Roy Sleezer.
Pearl was predeceased by her husband, Robert James Scott, Jr.; a son Ronnie Snider; a grandson, Stephen James Lundeen; 3 brothers, Bobby, Wilbur and Ralph; and 2 sisters, Hazel and Georgia.
Friends called from 10 AM to noon on Monday, September 22nd at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at noon with the Rev. Scott Black officiating. Burial was held at 10 AM Tuesday at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Old yard) in Augusta. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Cultural Center, c/o the Newport Town Office, 23 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MIRIAM E. KNEELAND
DEXTER — Miriam E. Kneeland, 86, died September 11, 2014 at her residence. She was born November 22, 1927 in Exeter, a daughter of Ernest and Alma (Potter) Barney.
She was a life member of the Nokomis and Wassokeag Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Mother Advisor to the DeMolay and Rainbow Girls. Miriam retired from the Augusta school system.
She is survived by 4 sons and their wives, Paul and Kay Laslie of Portland, Carl and Pam Laslie of Windsor, Philip and Linda Kneeland of Florida, and Ernest and Mary Kneeland of Dexter; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Kneeland.
There will be no services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ROBERTA E. PARSONS
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Roberta E. Parsons, 79 went home to be with Christ our Lord, September 7, 2014 at Pleasant Meadows Estates Inc. She was born May 27, 1935 in Dexter, Maine to Everett E. Robinson and Gardys L.?Robinson. Roberta attended Corinna schools, graduating from Corinna Union Academy in 1956. She also attended a Bible Study School in New Brunswick, Canada for a year. She was married to Roger Parsons on November 30, 1963. They moved to Freeport, Maine and lived there for several years. It was there that they started a family, having two girls, Effie and Sarah, both were born in a Portland Hospital.
Roberta is survived by her daughter Sarah Parsons of Georgia, a grandson Reuben Augustas Dickison, and a granddaughter Jennifer Marie Dickison, her brothers Fred A. Robinson of Florida and H. Kenneth Robinson of Ripley. She was predeceased by her daughter Effie Dickison.
A graveside service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in?Dexter, the Reverend Robert Herring of the Christian Community Church will hold the graveside service.
WILBUR E. BEAN
NEWPORT — Wilbur Bean, 86, died September 9, 2014 at a Pittsfield hospital after a long illness. He was born the son of Burt and Nellie (Beal) Bean. Wilbur was a proud 15 year Navy veteran having served during World War II and the Korean War. Wilbur was a member of the VFW, Newport Senior Citizens and the Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Kathleen Bean of Kittery; and Sharron Bates of Enfield, CT; a son, Paul and wife Jackie Ludden of Rockville, CT; 14 grandchildren, Matt and wife Annette Matijczyk, Jason Matijczyk, Stuart and wife Diane, Scott and girlfriend Rose, Dale and wife Les Lorrie, Angie, Rex, David, Jr. and wife Kathy, Melissa and Breck Ludden, Bambi and husband Bruce, Les Jr., Teresa, Kevin and wife Denise Bates, and Tammy Rhodes; 19 great grandchildren; 16 great great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Phyllis, who died August 29, 2014; 3 sons, Ronald, David and Russell Ludden, and 2 granddaughters, Sherry and Dolores Ludden.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday, September 13th, with the Rev. Scott Black officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BRANT E. MUNSTER
NEWPORT — Brant E. Munster, 35, died August 25, 2014 as the result of a workplace accident at the NewPage paper mill in Rumford. He was born March 7, 1979 in Waterville, a son of Martin and Connie (Niles) Munster.
Brant graduated from Nokomis Regional High in Newport, Class of 1997. He was active in all the school music programs, including the jazz ensemble that travelled to England. He had been employed as the general manager at Aubuchon Hardware in Newport and was currently a technician with the Somatex Company.
He is survived by his mother of Newport; a son, Sebastian Munster of Appleton and Newport; a brother, Brett and wife Anika Munster, and their son Beckett of Hudson; Sebastian's mother, Allison of Appleton, and her parents, Stan and Colleen Theriault of Palmyra; a number of other Munster relatives; and dear family friends, Mike Lemire and Kara Norris of St. Albans, and Betty Rich of Palmyra. He was predeceased by his father in 1979.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, August 29th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 AM, Saturday at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the benefit of Brant's son Sebastian, c/o People's United Bank, P. O. Box 306, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JENNY M. BOWMAN
PALMYRA — Jenny “Greta” M. Bowman, 85, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 11, 2014. She was born May 24, 1929 in Codyville Plantation, the youngest of thirteen children, to Harry and Cora (Day) Caldwell.
Jenny endured many early hardships, including the Great Depression and the loss of three brothers during World War II. Following the war, she married Richard Bowman. They settled in Palmyra, where they raised their family. Jenny was a homemaker. She was affectionately known as Nan to countless children over the years. She was a tireless mom and babysitter for anyone who needed help and touched hundreds of lives.
Jenny is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Beverly and David Osbelt of Porterville, CA, Beth and Brian Downing of Palmyra, Richard and Susan Bowman, and Daniel and Evelyn Bowman, all of Newport; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, her husband, one grandchild, and one great grandchild.
A memorial service was held 11 AM Saturday, August 16th at the Hartland Full Gospel Church, Hartland, with Pastor Rick Parker officiating. Burial was in the Warren Hill Cemetery, Palmyra. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MARY BESSEY
CLINTON — Mary (Bellows) Bessey, 92, of Clinton, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 27th, 2014. She was born on August 1, 1921, in Freedom, Maine, the third of four children born to Charles and Fannie (Murch) Bellows. Mary grew up in Freedom and attended Freedom Academy. On January 29, 1938, she married Edward W. Bessey of Thorndike in Belfast, Maine. Mary and Edward raised their daughters, Carlene and Camilla, in Clinton, Maine.
Mary loved her family and friends. She was always there for anyone in need and cared for many people over the years. In her younger years she enjoyed hunting, fishing, three wheeling, camping and clowning in parades. Mary and Edward were two of the founders of the Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club in Detroit. She belonged to several Extension groups and Clinton Senior Citizens. Whites Pond in Palmyra was her home for several years where she loved family gatherings, especially snowmobiling and ice fishing on New Years Day. She could always be found crocheting, crafting, sewing and quilting. During the past couple of years she made one more round of quilts for her entire family. Mary was a wonderful cook and her homemade yeast rolls were the family favorite, no others compared. She loved watching the birds and other wildlife near her home, playing card games, eating out, picnics, long rides and craft night with the girls. Her many jobs included farming at the family farm in Clinton, working at C.F.Hathaway, owning and operating East Newport Grocery and working at S.A.S. shoe factory before retiring.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1975; both of her parents; siblings, Phyllis Smith and baby brother, Eugene; son-in law, Bernard Charrier; and dear family friend, Phyllis Dodd.
Mary is survived by her “girls”, Carlene Bessey of Palmyra and Camilla (Bessey) Charrier of Clinton; two grandchildren, Mary (McKenney) Bernatchez and husband, Glenn, of Clinton and Mark McKenney and fiancé, Robin Pellerin, of East Madison; five great grandchildren and spouses, Kevin and Anna McKenney, Christopher McKenney and Erika, Zach Bernatchez and Crystal, Alexa and Orlando Holmes and Angel and Brad Reed; three very special great great grandsons, Gage, Grant and Jaxxson McKenney; ten Charrier step grandchildren and their families, who lovingly called her “Aunt Maymo”; a brother and sister-in-law, Ithamar and Madeline Bellows of Hendersonville, NC; many nieces and nephews; and she will also be missed by her “grand-dogs”, Gypsy and Merle.
The family would like to thank Maine General Homecare and Hospice for their support.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in her memory to Waterville Area Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, Maine 04901.
There will be a graveside service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Route 137, in Freedom, Maine, on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
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CHARLES E. NORRIS
PLYMOUTH—Charles Edward Norris, 74, died July 29, 2014 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born January 8, 1940 in Detroit, a son of Roland and Flora (Jackson) Norris.
He had been employed as a handsewer at various shoe shops and retired from Walpole Woodworkers in Detroit. Charles was an avid hunter. He enjoyed both fresh water and ice fishing, and will be remembered as an avid walker. He will also be remembered as a wonderful grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Blanche (Shaw) Norris of Plymouth; a son, Scott and wife Christine Norris of Union; a brother, Linzy and wife Tina Norris of Bangor; 2 sisters, Kathy Shorey of NV and Janet Waning of Dixmont; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Joanna DeBeck; a son, Tim Norris; a sister, Ermine Rines; and a brother, Lewis Norris.
Graveside services was held at 1 PM Friday at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
REED O. DUNPHY
NEWPORT — Reed O. Dunphy, 64, passed away at his home on July 17, 2014.
Reed was born on December 4, 1949, in Waterville, the son of Hillis and Josephine (Reed) Dunphy. He grew up in Burnham and served our country in the United States Army. He worked for the U.S. Postal service serving as postmaster for the town of Plymouth until his retirement in 2005.
Reed was a member of the Barrows Skidgel American Legion Post 105 in Newport for 30 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog, Cooper. He enjoyed motorcycles and was an avid Patriots fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Raegan Ward and husband, Tom, of Burnham; his son, Kyle Dunphy and wife, Ashley, of Burnham; a stepson, Michael Eaton, of Newburgh; his brother, Linwood (Red) Dunphy and wife, Dorothy, of Pittsfield; his sister, Janice McGowan and husband, Robert, of Pittsfield; six grandchildren, Jazlynn Eaton, Alivia Ward, Melaina Eaton, Noah Ward, Logan Dunphy and Colton Eaton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Richard and John.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the funeral home. A committal followed at the Greenlawn Rest Cemetery, Route 100, in Clinton, with military honors presented for his service to our country.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701, in Reed’s memory.
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MALCOLM I. BURRELL
PALMYRA — Malcolm I. Burrell, 64, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home in Palmyra.
He was born on December 11, 1949, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Malcolm and Mary (McDougal) Burrell. He graduated from Hartland Academy with the class of 1968 and proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.
Malcolm’s first job was working at the creamery for H.P. Hood. He was also employed by Maine Central Railroad and H. E Sargent before making his final career choice as a truck driver for H.O. Bouchard in Hampden. He served them for over 35 years traveling throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Canada. He received the two million mile safety award in 2009 and was a qualified trainer for new employees.
Malcolm was a member of the Hartland First Baptist Church. He loved children and taught Sunday School for 25 years. His favorite scripture was Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
He was a faithful supporter of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and attending gun shows with his brothers. He was known for his sense of humor and was tender hearted toward animals. He especially loved his cats and enjoyed feeding the wild birds and animals.
Because of Cindy’s disability, Malcolm became a very loving caregiver. He enjoyed cooking and learning to cook, often he would say “Cindy was the brains and he was the hands.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Cindy Burrell, of Palmyra; his mother, Mary Burrell, of Brewer; brothers, Michael Burrell and Patty of Newport, Reagan Burrell and Sandra of Palmyra and Brian Burrell and Laurel, of Newport; mother-in-law, Noreen Willey of Hartland; and several nieces and nephews, of whom he loved playing with and enjoyed teasing.
He was predeceased by his father, Malcolm Burrell; his brother, Sherwood Burrell; and his father-in-law, David Willey.
A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at the Hartland First Baptist Church, 10 Elm Street in Hartland, with Rev. David Michaud officiating. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. A reception followed in the fellowship hall. The committal service was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hartland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Hartland First Baptist Church, 10 Elm Street, Hartland, Maine, 04943.
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DANA I. DOHERTY
CORINNA — Dana I. Doherty, 79, died unexpectedly July 16, 2014 in Corinna. He was born in St. Albans, the youngest child of Bert and Fern (Whittaker) Doherty, Sr.
Dana graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1953 and joined the U.S. Air Force. While stationed in Japan, he met his bride, Kiyoko Hanazawa, and they were married July 23, 1957. Dana was a Master oil burner technician by trade.
He is survived by his wife Ki; 2 daughters and their husbands, Julie and Alan Clark, and Denise and Jeffrey Dickson, and a son, Christopher Doherty. He was known affectionately as “Pup” by his grandchildren, Kenneth and wife Crystal Clark, Cody and Makayla Doherty; and great grandchildren, Jackson Clark, Amelia Ludden, and Sydney Clark. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; siblings, Beulah Knowles, Lionel Doherty, Constance Doherty, Bert Doherty, Jr., Doreen Clark and Clara Stevens.
Graveside services will be held 2 P.M. Friday, July 25th at the Corinna Center Cemetery, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Corinna Firefighters Association, or the Stewart Free Library, both at 8 Levi Stewart Drive, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
NOLAN K. BERTHELETTE
PITTSFIELD — Nolan K. Berthelette, 14, passed into Spirit unexpectedly on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Bangor.
He was born on February 27, 2000, in Taunton, Massachusetts, the son of Ray and Amy (Callum) Berthelette. He recently graduated from 8th grade at Warsaw Middle School and was looking forward to being a freshman this fall at Maine Central Institute. He had already started his training to be on the football team and was giving it everything he had.
Nolan brought joy and laughter wherever he went. He was an extremely bright and gifted son. He was very musical being able to play several instruments, including the guitar, piano, ukulele and drums. He was an artist and creator and had a strong drive and passion for life. He was a member of the chorus and played in the MCI Jazz Band.
Nolan spent many weekends at The Forks with his family and enjoyed being a junior guide. He was loved and respected by all in the rafting community. He was quite the adventurer and activist and had organized the clean-up of Manson Park on Earth Day. He loved eating all kinds of foods and enjoyed cooking as well. His life and love for others was an inspiration to many and he will be missed beyond measure.
He is survived by his parents, Ray and Amy Berthelette of Pittsfield; his siblings, Heather Berthelette of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Nikolas Berthelette of East Freedom, Massachusetts, Meri Berthelette and Nason Berthelette, both of Pittsfield; his nephew, Elijah Dube-Berthelette; his great grandfather, Roy Lye of Pittsfield; his grandparents, Lori Swartz of Pittsfield, Jeff and Mimi Callum of Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Ed and Carol Tordoff of Fruitland, Florida; uncles, Randy Berthelette and Ryan Berthelette; aunts, Cara Berthelette and Jen Brock and husband, Joe; his special “Auntie BoB”, Illisa Zamcheck; cousins, Celia, Cole, Mario, Marina and many Swartz cousins, his best friend Devon Varney; and many, many close friends.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 26th, at the Wright’s Gym, Maine Central Institute, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, with Sheree Asdot officiating. A committal service immediately followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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DONNA MARIE TASKER
NORTH NEWPORT — Donna Marie Tasker, 77, passed away unexpectedly July 22, 2014 at her Mullen Road residence, where she had resided for the past 71 years. She was born July 12, 1937 in Stetson, the only child of John and Evie (Gray) Tasker. She graduated from Newport High School, as valedictorian, Class of 1955, and from Colby College, Class of 1959. While at Colby she received the President’s Gold Medal for highest honors in scholastics and leadership. She then attended the Northern Conservatory of Music in Bangor as a voice major. Donna was an accomplished violinist and played in the Colby College Community Orchestra and was a past performing member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Although a lifelong resident of Newport, she was a music teacher for over 30 years in the Corinna and Brewer school systems. Donna was an active member of the North Newport Church Association, the North Newport Cemetery Association, the Newport Historical Society, and the Old Maine Cemeteries Association.
Cats and dogs were a lifelong joy to Donna. She never turned away a stray cat from her door, and had owned many dogs over the years. Norwegian Elk Hounds quickly became her favorite dogs, and she showed several of hers at dog shows in the northeastern United States and in the maritime provinces of Canada. She was president of the Norwegian Elk Hound Rescue and Recovery of Maine and helped to find good homes for many dogs.
She is survived by an aunt, Evangeline Matijczyk of Newport, and an uncle, Leon Gray of North Carolina; and many cousins. She is also survived by many good friends who have helped her through her many difficulties this past year. She is also survived by her beloved Elk Hound Sammy and her cats.
Donna was predeceased by her father in 1976 and by her mother in 1977.
Graveside funeral services were held 10 AM Saturday, July 26th, at the Tasker Cemetery, North Newport. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwegian Elk Hound Rescue and Recovery of Maine, c/o Mr. LeRoy Hall, 125 West Etna Road, Etna, ME 04434. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
DAVID B. CLARK
NEWPORT — David B. Clark, 76, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at a Bangor hospital following a time of failing health.
He was born on October 11, 1937, in Corinna, Maine, the son of Gerald and Helen Clark. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. In 1995, he married Kathleen Sedgwick Bouley and they shared 19 years of marriage.
David managed the family business, the Clark Motel, in Newport, for many years and retired from Edwards in Pittsfield. He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling until he became handicapped in 2004, requiring daily care from his devoted wife.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Clark of Newport; son, Merrill Clark of Stratham, NH; daughter, Rhonda Clark of Bangor; stepchildren, Gail Cropley and husband, David, of Plymouth, Kathy Bane and husband, Bill, of St. Albans, Andrew Bouley and wife, Kathy, of Clifton, Fred Bouley and wife, Cheryl, of Greenville and Robert Bouley and wife, Sandra, of St. Albans; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several cousins including, Glennice Willette of Corinna, Doris Todd of Pittsfield, Mildred Buckland of Newport, Virginia Hopkins and her husband, Dale, of Etna, Clifford Bubar, Robert Bubar and Weston Bubar; sister-in-law, Gloria Huff of Burnham; and brother-in-law, Brenton Sedgwick and wife, Diane, of Hendersonville, NC.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Nancy Clark in 1993; and a sister, Rachel Clark.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, July 14th, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 2 PM, Tuesday, July 15th, at the funeral home with the Rev. Brenton Sedgwick officiating. A committal service with military honors followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Newport.
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KIMBERLY ANNE GODSOE
HARTLAND — Kimberly Anne Godsoe, 38, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Sunday, July 13, in 2014, in Moscow.
Kim was born on November 21, 1975, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, the daughter of Russell Corson and Bonnie Gilbert. She graduated from Dexter High School and attended Beal College. She was employed as the town manager of Corinna and really loved working with the community. She was also involved in the recreation committee.
Kim was an extremely gifted woman. She enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts: quilting, crocheting and making jewelry. If she didn’t know how to accomplish something, she would look it up, study it, and attempt it until she succeeded. She was an all-around Maine girl, enjoying camping, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling.
Kim always kept busy but her family was her number one priority. She loved her children and enjoyed the Sunday family dinners at the Godsoe home. Her Friday night “wine nights” were a treasure to her. She will be missed by all of her family and close friends.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Earl Godsoe IV; her children, Cody, Rylee and Lane, all of Hartland; her mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Darrell Gilbert; her father and stepmother, Russell and Tracy Corson of Parkman; her in-laws, Earl and Penny Godsoe III of Hartland and Fern Dawson of St. Albans; her sisters, Sonja Corson of Lowville, New York and Kacy Wakefield and husband, Chip, of Ripley; and several friends.
A memorial service was held at 2 PM, Saturday, July 19th, at the Hartland Consolidated School, 62 Elm Street, in Hartland. A potluck gathering followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kim’s memory, c/o Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union, PO Box 145, Newport, Maine, 04953.
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DOLORES JEAN WILLIAMS
GUILFORD — Dolores Jean Williams, 78, passed away at her home in Guilford on July 12,2014.
“Dodie”, as she preferred to be called, was a well known cook and hard worker her whole life, also very well known for her pies. She worked at Drakes Restaurant for many years as well as many other nursing and boarding homes. Dodie was pre deceased by her husband, Wayne Williams on November 13, 2001. Dodie was the daughter of Walter (Bill) and Cleora (Dutchy) Goode. Dodie was also predeceased by her step son Terry Williams of Guilford. She is survived by 2 stepsons Ronnie Williams and his wife Sheila of South Carolina, Chuck Williams and his wife Priscilla and son Tyler of Belfast; 2 sons Walter (Willie) Williams, fiance Carla Arno, grandson Stephen Williams, granddaughter Tiffany Porter as well as Michael Williams of Greenbush and wife Debbie and grand daughter Andrea of Rhode Island. She is also survived my many nieces and nephews whom she spent a lot of time with growing up. Dodie was well known throughout her community by everyone and loved by all. Graveside services were held at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford on Thursday, July 17th at 1 PM, a reception immediately followed at her residence on 13 Hudson Avenuue in Guilford. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ELIZABETH “BETTY” NELSON
CORINNA – Betty Ann Nelson, 92, died July 13, 2014 at a Pittsfield nursing facility. She was born October 6, 1921 in St. Albans, a daughter of Harry and Bernice (Wing) Nelson. Betty’s early education was in the old Hopkins School on the Square Road in St. Albans. She graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1939, and attended the University of Maine in Orono.
Growing up on the family farm, she helped her parents and siblings with the many chores and the preparation of meals for the hired help. Betty also was her father’s “right hand man” in his mobile home business in St. Albans and Hartland. Betty and her father Harry also raised and raced horses. She will be remembered for her knitting and crocheting, and the cooking she loved to do.
Betty is survived by her brother and wife James and Arlene Nelson of Corinna; nieces, Darlene Wark of Glendale, AZ, Maria Lewis of Dexter, Carmen Burgess of Cave Junction, Oregon, Elainna Guerette of Littleton, Colorado, and Roxane Nelson of Bangor; nephews Robert Huntley of Alabama, Von Eric Nelson of Milford, Reginald Nelson of Carmel, and Ronnie Nelson; as well as a sister in law Alberta Nelson of Dexter.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother Edward Nelson, sister Ella Weeks, nephew Allen Huntley, and niece Dianne Huntley.
Graveside committal services were held at 1 PM on Friday, July 18th at Corinna Village Cemetery, with Pastor Stan Griffin officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GERTRUDE (EELLS) PRESCOTT
STETSON & CORINNA – Gertrude Elizabeth (Eells) Prescott, 96, also affectionately known to many as “Gram”, died July 15, 2014 at Dexter Health Care. She was born July 14, 1918 in Stetson, the daughter of the late Frank Pentz and Lillian May (Bubier) Eells. Gertrude lived, all but the last few years of her life, in Stetson where she attended Stetson elementary school and high school. She married Paul Hilton Prescott in 1935 and together they raised six children there. She loved her family very much and never tired of helping them any way she could.
She worked for Snowflake Canning Company in Corinna and later for Eastland Woolen Mill for approximately 20 years, retiring from the mill in 1980. Gertrude had a passion for flowers and gardening and loved working in them, often giving flowers and plants to people in town.
She is survived by four of her children, Norma Mathews and husband, Lee of Baja California, Mexico, Gayle Annett and husband, Richard of Greenville, Dayle Gardiner and husband, Kenneth of Corinna and William Prescott and wife, Barbara of Newport. “Gram” had 12 grandchildren, Bruce, Laurie, David, Donald, April, Brian, Kevin, Carey, Russell, Ryan, Wayne and Karen who were a great joy to her; 16 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Paul; a son Bruce; a daughter Judy Irvin; and a granddaughter, Wendy Holsopple. She was also predeceased by four brothers and their wives: Norman and Evelyn, Harold and Eileen, Howard and Grace, and Arthur; a half sister, Goldie Reed and husband Norman; a half brother, Collon Seavey; and a very special “close as a sister” friend, Pauline Colpitts.
A graveside service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, July 22nd, at the Clark’s Hill Cemetery in Stetson. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral and Cremation Services, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
HAROLD FRANKLYN PACKARD JR.
SPENCER, NC – Harold Franklyn Packard Jr., 58, died July 3, 2014. Harold is survived by his father Harold Packard Sr., sister Nina Hannah and husband Jeff, brother Chris Packard and wife Kim, aunt June Warren and serveral nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Gerry Packard.
MILTON GOODWIN TURNER
PLYMOUTH — Milton Goodwin Turner died on June 26, 2014, at a Portland Hospital from injuries received in an accident at home.
Milton was born on September 9, 1950, to Frank H. Sr and June (Nelson) Turner in Hartland, Maine. He graduated from Newport/Nokomis High School in 1969, enlisted in the Army serving 3 years and then serving in the Army National Guard giving him opportunity to work full time at the Bangor Flight Facility as crew chief and technician on the Army National Guard Helicopters. Milton was asked to be on the United States Precision Helicopter Team held in Chantilly, France, in 1989. His guard unit was deployed twice, once to Kuwait and then to Iraq. From the time he enlisted to his retirement, he served his country for 30 years.
Growing up, Milton developed the gift of drawing and eventually into an artist of oil painting. Playing music on his harmonica started as a challenge from his father. Just by ear he was able to draw the proper sounds from the instrument which was joined in chorus by his father’s dog.
Milton followed in his family’s love and tradition of hunting and fishing. Always coming home with the biggest fish or tale. When he received his exhorter license he was asked to be an assistant pastor at the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield, Maine.
Milton is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann (Harding) Turner; sons, Mark and fiancée, Sheena, Kevin and Craig, all of Plymouth; siblings, Ernest and wife, Virginia, Frank Jr and wife, Geraldine, David, and his sister, Jane, all of Palmyra; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Stephen and Gene.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in his memory, may be given to the Solid Rock Church of God, Driveway Fund, PO Box 122, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967.
Visiting hours were held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 30th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 1st, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Duperry officiating. A committal service followed a gathering at the Sawyers Cemetery, in Plymouth.
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LELAND M. BROOKS SR.
PALMYRA — Leland M. Brooks Sr., 79 died peacefully with his family by his side after a long battle with Cardiac disease on June 29th 2014.
He was born on May 29th 1935 in Pittsfield one of seven children to Alfred and Ina Brooks.
He was employed at Ethan Allen in Burnham for 30 years until they closed. He liked to hunt, fish, garden, cook and canning fresh vegetables to give out as gifts, most recent hobby was watching the cooking channel and trying new recipes.
He is survived by his wife Mickey of 24 years, his children Leland Jr and wife Debbie, Kelvin and Significant other Andrea, Gwen and husband Bill. His step children Scott and wife Brenda, Stephen and wife Vanessa, as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brother Bob and wife Lois, sister Ginny and husband Donald. He was predeceased by his parents and four sisters Gloria, Muriel, Carolyn, Shirley and stepson Craig.
A special thank-you to Faye and Randy for always being there throughout the years as well as Maine General Hospice, especially Hollie, Michelle and Nicole.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Maine General Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville, Me 04901.
A celebration of life will be held on July 15th from 2-4 pm at the Palmyra Community Center/ Town Hall.
Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine 182 Waldo Ave. Belfast, ME 04915.
JAXSYN COLE LARRABEE
NEWPORT — Jaxsyn Cole Larrabee, infant son of Delores (Call) Larrabee died June 28, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Besides his mother of Newport, he is survived by 5 siblings, Kourtney, Meaghan, AJ, and Aleigha Bryant, and Dustin Little; maternal grandmother, Pearl Larrabee and her husband Robert of Newport; and maternal grandfather, Dale Call and his wife, Laurie of Palmyra.
A graveside service was held 11 AM Wednesday, July 2nd, at the West Garland Cemetery in Garland, with Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Newport. For an online guest register, go towww.CrosbyNeal.com.
BRIAN A. ROBINSON, SR.
EXETER — Brian Alan Robinson, Sr., 49, received his freedom from his illness with diabetes June 14, 2014. He went quietly and peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 15, 1964, a son of Theodore and Rebecca (Severance) Robinson.
Brian was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. He didn’t allow his illness to keep him from doing what he wanted to do in life. We have all heard, “It’s not what happens to us, it’s what we choose to do about what happens to us,” and that was Brian. He attended Dexter Regional High School and received his GED from Bangor High School. He had been employed at Dexter Shoe Company and GE of Bangor. He (alias, Dennis the Menace) loved hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time up to camp on East Grand Lake. He achieved his 5th Dan Degree Black Belt of Martial Arts and Sciences under the guidance of Sensei Grandmaster Floyd Burk, 10th Dan of California. Sensei Master Brian taught many students Traditional American Karate at his dojo (school) in Guilford.
He is survived by his mother; son Brian Jr. and wife Savannah (Richardson) and granddaughter Keira; his sisters and brothers in law, Karen and Richard Salisbury, Vickie and Lewis Easler; and brother Ted Robinson; nephews, Brad Wyman, Matthew and niece Katie Robinson; his aunt and uncle Maureen and Roy Hawkins; his best buddy Debbie Doore; special friends Mike Doore, Kathy Drew, Rhonda Fish and families; special cousin Laura Jones, and many family and friends. He is also survived by his 2 cats whom he loved very much, Tazz and Takara.
Brian was predeceased by his father, grandson Brock, and best friend Billy Fish.
Graveside services were held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 21st, at the family lot, Crowell Cemetery, Cider Hill Road, Exeter, and was followed by a celebration of his life at the Exeter school. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ROBERT E. PALMER
CORINNA — Robert Elmer Palmer, 79, died June 17, 2014 at a Bangor hospital following a long illness. He was born April 16, 1935 in Dexter, the only child of Raymond and Thelma (Nason) Palmer. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1954, and served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves for six years. On June 12, 1957, he married Betty Flewelling.
Bobby had been employed at the Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna and later, the Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter, until he retired due to ill health.
His hobbies included panning for gold, rock hounding, and collecting paperweights. He had a great love of anything science related, including geology, astronomy, and Egyptology. He was a fan of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. Bobby enjoyed boating, and their camp on Center Pond in Sangerville. He was always building things: their home, camp, fireplaces, circular staircases and slate pathways, to name a few. If the projects didn’t include cement, rocks, and metal, it wasn’t considered to be solidly constructed. He was a good gardener and started his own vegetable seedlings each year.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty of Corinna; 2 daughters and their husbands, Terri and Michael Crosby of Newport, and Vicki and Mark Easler of Corinna; 2 special granddaughters, Jenna and husband Tyson Grindle of Medford, NJ, and Kayla Easler of Bellefonte, PA; and a great grandson, Wyatt Andrew Grindle; cousins; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and many friends, including longtime friends Claire “Sonny” and wife Anna Fields. He was predeceased by his beloved chihuahua, Foxey.
Visiting hours was held from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, June 20th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Hibbard Nursing Home, P.O. Box 150, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff at Hibbard Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Unit for their wonderful care during the last two years and the doctors and nurses on the sixth floor at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GERTRUDE (LITTLEFIELD) KIRKPATRICK
PLYMOUTH & MALABAR, FL — Gertrude L. Kirkpatrick, 91, died June 6, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. She was born March 9, 1923 in Old Town, a daughter of Louis and Edna (Brown) Littlefield.
Gertrude graduated from Old Town High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a W.A.V.E. during World War II. She attended Husson College and worked at UMO, where she met her husband. They owned and operated 2 Norge Laundromats and dry cleaners, as well as 59 apartments in the Bangor area. She was a member of the UMO extension service and the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth.
She is survived by 2 sons, Leon, Jr. "Gene" and wife Kathy of Bell-Nor, Missouri, John and wife Susan of Dedham; 5 daughters, Wanda and husband Donald Crowell of Malabar, FL, Hazel and husband Rev. Roger Poulin of Waterville, Lois Corey and Gene Cote of Scarborough, Doris and husband Alan Dall of Bangor, Paula and husband Kurt Rockafellow of Plymouth; 3 sisters, Bernice Cousins of Old Town and Southwest Harbor, Beatrice McCleary of Wisconsin, and Lois Gile of Eliot; 13 grandchildren, Troy Corey, Tamara Gonzalez, James Chichetto, Leon “Lee” Kirkpatrick III, Michael and Erik Bellandi, Justin and Ryan Kirkpatrick, Tabatha Caso, Jenn Mahaney, Amber Dall, Garrett and Aaron Rockafellow; and 9 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leon E. Kirkpatrick, Sr. on May 5, 2006.
Friends called at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport from 6-8 PM on Tuesday. Funeral services were held at 11 AM Wednesday, June 11th, at the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Bob Emrich officiating. Burial was in the East Dover Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the piano fund, c/o Brenda Hopkins, Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 62, Plymouth, ME 04969. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
H. KENNETH WEST
WESTERLY, RI — H. Kenneth West of Springbrook Rd, Westerly, passed away suddenly at home June 3, 2014. He was born in Westerly, son of the late Harold and Helen West. On October 8, 1955 he married the love of his life, Ann Cecilia Carr. Together they raised five children. Ken was a farmer all of his life. He moved his family to a Pittsfield, ME dairy farm in 1973.
In 1988 he, Ann and their daughter Kendra moved back to Westerly, where he continued to farm at his childhood home. Ken was active in The Knights of Columbus in Pittsfield, where he rose to the position of 4th degree Knight and Grand Knight of the St. Agnes Council.
In addition to farming during his later years, he especially enjoyed his employment at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home in Westerly, where he was a valued and well respected co-worker.
Ken was predeceased by his wife Ann. He is survived by his children Paul West, Eileen Wright and Patricia Quint all of Pittsfield. Jack West-Belvin of West Roxbury, MA and Kendra Turo of Westerly, thirteen adoring grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
His love of family became stronger every day. He taught his children and grandchildren to love unconditionally and to see the good in everyone.
Visiting hours will be held in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home 59 Spruce St. Thursday from 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Clare Church Crandall Ave. Westerly Friday at 11:30 AM. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church. Burial will be in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, RI.
JAMES W. SMITH
BONITA SPRINGS, FL — James Wilbur Smith passed away at age 83 on June 10, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida after a long, two-year battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Jolene Tompkins Smith and three children from his first marriage. One son, Douglas James in Palmyra, and two daughters, Raelene Towne in Georgia, and Andrea Delligatti in Georgia, and numerous grandchildren. Son Lawrence from Plymouth is predeceased from a truck accident.
Surviving step children include Shawn Baugh, Shannon Rogers and Jonathon Rogers. James is survived by two brothers, Hadley Edwin Smith and wife Robin living on the homestead farm in Palmyra and in Virginia, and Sterling Ithamer Smith and wife Georgiana living in Phippsburg, Maine. Half brothers Charles Wilbur, Stephen Ashley, Lauriston Getchel, and half sister Marguerite Almira are predeceased.
James was born August 25, 1930, the son of Wilbur Ashley and Frances Lillian Ireland (Jessome) Smith. He was born at home in the same room where his father was born in 1884. He walked with his brothers to the one-room Adams school on Route 2 in Palmyra for 9 years, graduated from Newport High School in 1948, and completed a two-year agricultural program at the University of Maine in Orono. He was an active participant in school sports and was a 32-degree Anah Shrine Mason.
In 1954 he took over ownership and operation of the three-farm family homestead in Palmyra after the death of his father and operated the farm until 1960 when he sold his cattle and equipment, bought the Andrew Towle farm at the intersection in Newport, and started an excavation/construction business as Smith Construction in Newport which he continued 30 years until he retired in 1990 and moved to Florida. Son Doug Smith, a graduate of Wentworth College, provided civil engineering expertise and son Lawrence operated heavy equipment. Smith Construction built many projects throughout central Maine including Triangle Plaza in Newport. As a young man James received numerous agricultural awards, was a member of the school district board and the board of Sebasticook Valley Hospital, and was active in local public activities. The Smith farm was sold to brother Hadley in 1984.
Cremation was provided by Fort Meyers Mortuary Service. Graveside burial services will be held at the Smith family lot at the Goodwin Cemetery on Smith Road in Palmyra at a date to be announced. Donations to St. Jude Cancer Research may be made in lieu of flowers www.stjude.org.
LARRY F. COSTON
MADISON — Larry F. Coston, 52, of Madison passed away unexpectedly June 4, 2014 in Hartland. He was born in Hartland on September 5, 1961, the son of F. Larry and Janice (Wyman) Coston. In 1981, he graduated from the Nokomis High School, as well as from the Dexter Regional Vocational Center as an automotive mechanic and from truck driving school in which he received his CDL license. He served in the Maine Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer. Larry worked as a truck driver and then as a millwright. For the last 22 years, Larry was a proud team member for Cianbro Corporation, where he leaves behind many friends.
Larry married his soul mate, Linda Soucy, on July 17, 1999. Together they built their dream home on the lake and shared their love of travel, sports, friendships and laughter.
Larry grew up in Hartland where he was known as Bugga. He was an avid sports fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, as well as NASCAR. As a child, Larry enjoyed summers at his family camp on Moose Pond and at the Unity Race Track where he eventually raced his own stock car, number 17. Snowmobiling and boating were always special highlights of his life. Golf became a new sport that he enjoyed over the last few years with his brother-in-law, Greg and several close friends. Larry enjoyed playing pool and horseshoes. He was catcher on the Elks SkowVegas Baseball Team - Sons of Willy. Larry loved music, especially from the 70’s and 80’s. His memory of every word, to every song, was uncanny. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Larry was a member of the Abnaki Snowmobile Club, the Wesserunsett Lake Association and a member, as well as a past officer, of the Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge.
Larry is survived by his wife, Linda of Madison, his stepson, Shaun Gronda, grandson, Blake Gronda and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Soucy all of Skowhegan. His paternal grandmother: Ardis Coston of Salem, Massachusetts; Larry has two sons: Brian and his wife Jenna Coston and Larry Coston and fiancé, Shelby Maloon, all from Dexter: Two daughters: Julie Coston and fiancé, Philip Cote of Hartland and Michelle Coston and fiancé, Adam Collins of North New Portland; Larry’s grandchildren are Zachary, Brandon, Caleb, Madelyn, Destiny, Katelyn, Leanna, Jasmine, Cayden and Jayden.
Two sisters, Estelle and Harvey Johnston of Palmyra, Sara and Benjamin Ayer of Newport, as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Larry is predeceased by his grandfather, Francis L. Coston, his parents, F. Larry and Janice Coston, his father-in-law, Arthur Soucy and his stepson, Nathan Gronda.
Larry enjoyed his many friends and Elks family with whom he loved to share his jokes. He was an honest, hard working man who would do anything for anyone. Larry was so proud to show off the home he built on Lake Wesserunsett. He was always eager to pile folks on his pontoon boat for a ride around the lake, where the sunsets over the western mountains would take your breath away. Larry’s heart and soul will forever remain on the lake. When you see the sun set, please think of Larry and always remember, to be kind to one another.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 PM, Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at the Federated Church, Island Avenue, Skowhegan, with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. An Elks ceremony will be conducted as part of the service at church. Burial will be at the Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine 04986.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry’s memory to the Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 21 Silver Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976. Or, to the Nathan Gronda Scholarship Fund, c/o Shaun Gronda, PO Box 2101, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
HAROLD “JOE” FREEMAN FLOOD, JR.
PALMYRA — Harold “Joe” Freeman Flood, Jr, 60, died on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, in Pittsfield.
He was born on December 13, 1953, in Burnham, the son of Harold and Eleanor Flood. He attended Nokomis High School and enjoyed carpentry and working construction.
Joe was a jack-of-all trades. He was the kind of guy that could put a smile of your face. He loved his family and liked being with them. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, antiquing and “trash-picking”.
He is survived by his parents; his children, Melissa, Jamie, Tara, Cassandra, Aimee, Freeman and Joseph; his siblings, Frances, Andrew, Linda, Michael, Benny, Peter, Tina, Martin, Christine, Tricia, Aimee and Jennifer; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, June 16th, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, June 17th, at the Palmyra Village Cemetery, Warren Hill Road, in Palmyra, with Rev. Glenn Nichols 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.
MABEL H. ROBINSON
HARTLAND — Mabel H. Robinson, 86, died peacefully on January 5, 2014, in Hartland.
She was born on October 26, 1927, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Lester and Lioma (Mitchell) Gray. She married Clifford Robinson and enjoyed being a homemaker. Mabel had an independent spirit and chose to live according to that spirit. Mabel moved from her longtime home in Clinton to the Hartland and St. Albans area. Mabel was a cheerful friendly person. Mabel had many friends that she enjoyed spending time with. Mabel enjoyed dining out, taking rides in the country, and playing cards. Mabel appreciated all the support and kindness shown to her by the staff of Skills Inc.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Sunday, June 22nd, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Hill Road, in Clinton, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Clifford Robinson.
To leave a message of kindness, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
BETTY HUSSEY
PITTSFIELD — Betty Hussey, 82, a lifelong resident of Pittsfield died peacefully surrounded by her family May 31, 2014.
She was born March 9, 1932 and was one of eight children born to the late Mildred and Franklin Wyman of Pittsfield. She married her husband Wayne in 1961. They shared 52 years of marriage until he passed away in August 2013. Together they raised a large family which she was very proud of. She really enjoyed spending time with them. She also loved to read and watch court cases on TV. She had a great sense of humor and was loved by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her five children, Cheryl, and husband Leo Lacey, of Topsham, Carroll "Brother" and wife, Lillian Hussey, Carla and husband Allen Thompson, Crystal and husband Mark Neace, and Charlene and husband, Wilfred Dodge, all of Pittsfield; Rodney "Skeeter" Bowley, of Etna, who Betty thought of as a son, and Linda Lary, of Hartland, who Betty thought of as a daughter; 13 grandchildren, Joseph Lacey, Chrysta Coulombe, Erin Robinson, Parker Lacey, Melissa Stinson, James Hussey, Elizabeth Kennedy, Allen Thompson, Mark Neace Jr., Michael Dodge, Megan Godfrey, Matthew Dodge and Zachary Dodge; 13 great-grandchildren, Seth Coulombe, Celia Stinson, Madison Hussey, Braeden Kennedy, Caleb Kennedy, Sophia Thompson, Chloe Thompson, Tanner Godfrey, Logan Dodge, Dakotah Dodge, Jace Dodge, Emilyn Hoover and Chase Robinson; special friend Dawna Dodge; brothers, Stanley Wyman of Ashland, Massachusetts and Barry and June Wyman of Carmel; and sister, Barbara Kitchin of Detroit.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Hussey; sisters Phyllis Wyman, Janice Coston, Elaine Fortin and Gloria Taylor.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, June 14th, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A gathering will follow at the family home at 223 Hussey Road, in Pittsfield.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
SUSAN MARIE TORRANCE
PITTSFIELD — Susan Marie Torrance passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She went peacefully in her sleep at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. She was the daughter of John Torrance and Mary (Clark) Torrance.
She had no children of her own, Sue had many children she loved and that loved her.
Susan is survived by her loving partner, Marie Alton; Susan's family, Margaret Torrance, Dee Robinson and husband Frank; brother, John Torrance and wife Dolores; special family, Bill Alton and his partner Diane Brown, Timothy Alton and their children and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in Susan's name to The American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
JOHN M. RUSSELL
RIPLEY & CALAIS — John Michael Russell, 19, died unexpectedly May 31, 2014 as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born February 26, 1995 in Bangor, a son of Roger and Jennie (Marcello) Russell, Jr. He graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 2013, and from Washington County Community College, Class of 2014. John was continuing his education at the college this fall. He studied to be a diesel mechanic and was looking forward to a future at Freightliner of Maine.
John enjoyed many sports, including playing football, wrestling, riding dirtbikes and snowsleds, and fishing.
In addition to his parents of Ripley, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, George and Sharon Couture; siblings, Christine Marcello, Kaitlyn Gantnier, (Summer Wilson) Jessie Gantnier, (Samantha Wilson) and DJ Gantnier, Jake Russell, Grace Russell; and his unborn daughter; many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, his dog Mercedes, and many friends. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Audrey Branum; grandfather, Roger Russell, Sr.; and cousins, Jeremy and Michael Russell, Jr.
Friends visited from 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, June 4th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held 11 AM on Thursday, with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Burial will be in the West Garland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses, c/o of Crosby & Neal. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ROLAND E. TOZIER
PITTSFIELD — Roland E. Tozier, 78, died peacefully on Friday, May 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Pittsfield.
Roland was born on September 17, 1935, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Roland and Florence (Connors) Tozier. He attended the local schools and married Jacklyn Jones on August 9, 1957.
In his younger years, Roland loved to bowl and play pool at Frenchie Bowling Alley in Pittsfield. He was self-employed for several years operating Tozier’s Carpet Sales and Service. He was employed as a police officer in the town of Pittsfield and also as a deputy for the Somerset County Sherriff’s Department. He served on the Pittsfield Town Council, was a past member of the Kiwanis International and had belonged to the Blue Knights of Bangor. He was a man known for his strong work ethic. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jacklyn Tozier of Pittsfield; his children, Pamela Vance of Bangor, Rose Grattan and husband, Michael, of Liverpool, New York, and Daniel Tozier and wife, Lori, of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Devan Vance, Derreck Vance and wife, Jenn, Eric Stevens, Kristen Grobosky and husband, Ryan, Jenna Tozier, Ryan Tozier and Caitlin Tozier; great grandchildren, Damien, Julianna, Trinity, Dominic, Rowen and Jasmine; brothers, David Tozier and wife, Nancy, of St. Albans and James Tozier of Pittsfield; sisters, Judy Pease and husband, Roderick , of Hartland and Naydine Tozier of Pittsfield; brother-in-law, Louis Berry of Hartland; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Don Harriman of Palmyra.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Blaine Tozier; and a sister, Sandra Berry.
The family would like to extend thanks to the Skills Center at Sebasticook Valley Hospital and to the Hospice of Eastern Maine, especially to Bob Soulere, for the wonderful care and compassion given to Roland.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, May 27th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service was held at 11 AM, Wednesday, May 28th, at the funeral home with Rev. Ronnie Parker officiating. A committal service followed at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, in Hartland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brewer Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, Maine, 04412, in Roland’s memory.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
CAROLE MARIE WOODBURY
PARKMAN — Carole Marie Woodbury, 51, wife of Kevin L. Woodbury, passed away May 26, 2014, at her home. She was born July 5, 1962, in Meriden, CT, the daughter of Carroll T. and Charlotte M. (Smart) Clukey. She had worked at Hardwood Products for over 15 years. She enjoyed gardening, walking and spending time outdoors.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin; her father, Carroll Clukey; a son, Robert Thurlow, Jr. and his significant other, Tedianne Galuski; two daughters, Melissa Thurlow, and her significant other, Jeff Goodine, and Amanda Kain and her husband, Brian; 2 step-daughters, Heather and Kristin Woodbury and their families; 4 grandchildren, MacKenzie, Noah, Kolbin, and Daxton; three brothers and two sisters. Carole’s family extends a special thank you to her caregivers, Erika Libby, Nancy Beckwith, Adeline Harrington, and Deb Pelligrino. She was predeceased by her mother, Charlotte Clukey.
Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com
SHARON A. (WILBUR) LANE PINKHAM
KINGFIELD — Sharon A. (Wilbur) Lane Pinkham, 53, of Kingfield, passed away on May 15, 2014 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn, with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 11, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Jerold and Lauris (Hamblin) Wilbur. She was educated in the schools of Norwell, Massachusetts and graduated in the class of 1978. Following high school, she graduated from the Burdett School of Business in Boston. She worked as a bookkeeper for several small businesses. On September 24, 2011, she married Daniel B. Pinkham in Kingfield. Sharon enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, gardening, going to the local stock car races to watch Megan's half brother, Corey Walker and going for rides in the Jeep. She loved spending time with her family and her grandkids were her pride and joy. She adored her pets; her bird Quigley and her dog Hunter.
She is survived by; her husband, Daniel B. Pinkham of Kingfield; her daughter and best friend, Megan Hennessey and fiance Stanley Engstrom of Newport; her son, Jason Manganello and fiance Allie Smith of Boston; her grandchildren; Jacob, Lucas and Abby; her father, Jerold Wilbur and partner, Brenda of Ocklawaha, FL; her stepsons, Daniel T. Pinkham and wife Kate and boys, Owen and Miles of Nashville, TN, Craig Pinkham and wife Kim and children, Nolan and Lauren of New Vineyard; her sister, Shelley Wilbur and husband Jack and daughter Gabby; brother in-law, David Pinkham and wife Linda of Kingfield; sister in-law, Eunice Chase of Kingfield; special cousins, Carol and Larry Wilbur of Kingfield; her step granddaughter, Mikayla Lisherness; her special friend, Amy Dillon. She was predeceased by; her mother, Lauris Wilbur and her biological mother, Sandra Stulgin.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her home health hospice nurse, Bonnie, along with Linda and Valarie and the rest of the staff at the Hospice House. A heartfelt appreciation to Dulcey Holbrook of Phillips for her compassionate, day and night, concern and care.
Donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 1 PM at the home of Daniel and Sharon Pinkham, 272 Main Street, Kingfield, ME. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.
EDITH (WEATHERBURN) ALBIN
PALMYRA — Edith (Weatherburn) Albin, 100, passed away May 20, 2014 at a Pittsfield nursing facility. She was born July 22, 1913 in Worcester, MA, a daughter of Hardy and Elizabeth (Crompton) Weatherburn. She lived in Uxbridge and Millville, MA before moving to Palmyra in 2003 with her daughter.
She worked in the Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville, MA during the war. She also worked as a waitress at Bernat Yarn Company in Uxbridge, MA until retirement. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping and fishing. Edith leaves 2 daughters, Edith Smyth of Palmyra and Jean Sweeney of Pascoag, RI; a son James Fior and his wife Sharon of Palmyra; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Goozey; 4 brothers, Hardy, John, Gordon and Harry Weatherburn; and a grand-daughter Barbara (Sweeney) Lachance.
Visiting hours were held Sunday, May 25th at the Buma Funeral Home, 101 North Main Street, Uxbridge, MA, followed by the funeral service at 4 PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date in St. John’s Cemetery, Slatersville, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. www.bumafuneralhome.com Local arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
LUCY E. SEILE
CORINNA — Lucy Evelyn Seile, 82, died May 20, 2014 at a Dexter healthcare facility. She was born June 29, 1931 in Dyer Brook, a daughter of Charlie and Alta (Anderson) Dow.
Lucy worked at Snowflake Canning Company, Eastland Woolen Mill, both in Corinna, and retired as produce manager for a number of Sampson’s Supermarkets. She was a member of the Corinna United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Corinna Senior Citizens and the Happy Hour Club.
She is survived by a son and wife, Vernon and Sandra Seile of Stonington; 2 daughters and their husbands, Vivian and Dick Sawyer of Oxford, Robin and husband Bobby White of Birch Harbor; a brother and his wife, Howard and Charlene Dow of Hampton, VA; and 2 sisters, Virginia Lister of Corinna, and Martha and husband Dick Clukey of Dexter; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Lucy was predeceased by her husband Joseph, a great grandson Cameron Seile, 2 sisters, Louise Irish and Esther Brooks, 2 brothers, Leslie and Alfred Dow, a nephew Terry Dow and a niece Sharon Brooks Noyes.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, May 27th at the Corinna United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Hudson and Terry McKinley officiating. Friends may call from noon at the church until the time of services. Burial will be in Sangerville Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinna United Methodist Church Sunday School Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
JERRY E. TAINTER
MONSON — Jerry E. Tainter, 79, passed May 19, 2014, at his home in Monson. He was born in Lewiston, December 10, 1934, the son of Gilbert and Erma (Martin) Tainter, and stepfather, Arthur Hall.
Jerry worked for many years in the woods and for Quimby’s Mill in Bingham and York’s Mill in Caratunk. He later worked for Moosehead Manufacturing in Monson. Jerry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dover-Foxcroft.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Shea) Tainter of Monson; many cousins on the Tainter side, and one special cousin, Michael Thornton of Caratunk.
Jerry was predeceased by his son, Patrick A. Tainter on May 23, 1982.
The committal will be on May 29, 2014 at 12 noon, at the Lake Road Cemetery in Monson. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dover-Foxcroft, on May 30, 2014, at 6 PM, all are welcome.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
SUSAN I. (MOOERS) WORSTER
CORINNA — Susan I. (Mooers) Worster, 91, wife of the late Ervin M. Worster, passed away on May 19, 2014, at a Bangor Hospital. She was born in Exeter on February 25, 1923. Susie was the youngest child of Miles L. Mooers and Susan Idella (Estabrook) Mooers. She was predeceased by eight siblings.
Susie is survived by one son, Herbert Worster of Carroll Plantation and his girlfriend, Sharon Downs; and one daughter, Sharon Cole of Corinna, with whom she made her home for many years. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Lilla Demmons of Exeter.
Graveside service, Stevens Cemetery, Carroll Plantation, Wednesday, May 28, 1 pm.
Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com
DOROTHY ELEANOR NICHOLS
CORINNA — Dorothy Nichols, 84, died peacefully at home on April 29 surrounded by her family. She was born the youngest of three children to Richard and Ruth Brown of Goffstown, NH, on November 7, 1929. Dorothy was educated in Goffstown schools and worked briefly as a bookkeeper before marrying her husband, Robert, in 1949. For 20 years Bob and Dorothy made their life together in Palmer, Alaska, running a family dairy farm and raising six children. In 1973 they moved back to New England with their two youngest daughters—Susan and Nancy—and settled in Corinna for the remainder of their lives.
Dorothy was a contented person who enjoyed a simple life and found great pleasure in the natural beauty of her surroundings. She delighted in the birds around her home and welcomed all of the various other creatures who benefited from her care and feeding. Her kindness expressed itself in home-cooked meals, a full cookie jar, and an inviting kitchen that was always open to any who stopped by.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Alice, and her husband Bob, to whom she was married for 43 years. She will be dearly missed by her two sons and their wives—Robert and Amy of Brooks, and James and Jeanne of Palmer, Alaska; her four daughters—Judy Dove of Skowhegan, Cathy Miller and husband Paul of Stetson, Susan Austin and husband John of Corinna, and Nancy Nichols-Pethick and husband Jonathan of Terra Haute, Indiana; as well as nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She will also be sorely missed by devoted friend Steve Day and his wife Cindy of Monson.
A private family celebration and time of remembrance of Dorothy’s life will take place in July. Those who wish may make donations in her name to the Salvation Army. Final arrangements are by Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home of Belfast.
PENNY ANN CALL
ST. ALBANS — Penny Ann Call, 45 passed away Sunday, May 11th at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She was born on December 12th, 1968 in Pittsfield, the daughter of Christine Spooner and Robert Lunt.
Penny married Rex Call on April 3rd, 1993 and together they raised their two daughters. She enjoyed gardening, lawn saling, playing bingo and barbecuing in the summer, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Penny will be lovingly missed by all who knew her.
Penny is survived by her mother Christine Spooner of Hartland and father Robert Lunt of Plymouth, husband Rex Call of St Albans, two daughters, Briana Call and companion Tony of Hartland, and Ashlie Cross and husband Anthony of St. Albans, two stepsons Rex Call Jr. and Troy Call of Palmyra, sisters Delcey Lunt and companion Brian of Hartland and Tammy Lunt of Hartland, brother Stacy Lunt of Newport, granddaughter Adriana and nephews Dylan, Shane and Sabrina, along with five step grandchildren and many other friends and family.
Penny was predeceased by her brother Robert S. Lunt and grandmothers Nettie Chase and Beverly Lunt.
Services will be held for close friends and family.
KATHLEEN MAY BABSKI
SANGERVILLE — Kathleen May Babski, 60, died May 6, 2014, at Mayo Regional Hospital, after a two and a half year battle with peritoneal/ovarian cancer. She was born in Dover-Foxcroft, July 1, 1953, the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Leavitt) Sandberg.
She graduated from PCHS, class of 1971, and then graduated from Beauty School in Bangor. She worked as a hair dresser for about 40 years. She owned a salon in Guilford for many years, serving many clients who became lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Kathy was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and wife. Her family brought her great pride and joy. She enjoyed her trips to North Carolina to see her daughter and grandchildren. She liked to watch her grandson’s ball games and going to their school functions. She enjoyed visits and going shopping with her daughter and granddaughter from Belgrade. Kathy’s love was like no other. Kathy loved to sew, craft, and bake. She made many gifts, which will be cherished by many.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, John C. Babski of Sangerville; children, Michelle Lake and her daughter, Tabitha, both of Belgrade; Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Keith, and their children, Brooke, Landen, and Parker, all of NC; Nicholas Crocker and his sons, Caleb, Caden, and Dawson, all of Dover-Foxcroft; stepdaughter, Tina Ferrigno, and her children, Anthony and Jessica, all of NY; a stepson, John Babski Jr. of NY; 2 sisters, Clarice Foss of Hermon, and Cynthia Fortier and her husband, Ross of Abbot; 2 brothers, Reginald Sandberg and his wife, Janet of WA, and Sam Goodridge and his wife, Donna of Abbot; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, Ernest; and Sam and Elsie Goodridge.
Friends called from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, May 8th, 2014, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services were held 2 PM, Friday, May 9th, at the funeral Home, burial followed in the Blanchard Cemetery on the back road in Abbot.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Sara’s House, c/o LaFayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412.
For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
RUTH C. BICKFORD
PLYMOUTH — Ruth C. Bickford, 101, died May 8, 2014 at a Pittsfield health care facility following a long illness.
Ruth was born in Plymouth January 29, 1913 the daughter of Herbert E and Elsie Mae (Eaton) Clark. She attended Plymouth Schools and was a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Ruth married Carl Bickford in Bangor on Aug 4, 1934. He predeceased her on April 19, 2003. They were married for 69 years.
Ruth was employed as a book keeper for five years in Boston. She and Carl returned to Plymouth and she went to work at Pittsfield Woolen Mill where she worked for over forty years.
On March 22, 2014 Ruth received the Boston Post Gold Headed Cane as the oldest citizen of Plymouth, an honor she was very proud of.
She was a very talented artist and was recognized as a “Maine Artist”. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Plymouth. A member of the Newport Business and Professional Women’s Club, and a former member of the Penquis Rock and Mineral Club of Dover-Foxcroft.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents, her husband Carl and by her brother Dwight Clark. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday May 12, 2014 from 1 PM until service time at 2 PM at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 PM Monday at the Funeral Home with Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial will follow at the family lot in Sawyer Cemetery Plymouth. In lieu of flowers friend may make memorial donations to the Bangor Human Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. 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 condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
KATHERINE ROSETTA GORDON
BURNHAM — Katherine Rosetta Gordon 87, on March 1, 1927 Katherine was born in Providence, R.I. On May 3, 2014 she ended her earthly journey and departed to her Lord and Savior. She will be greatly missed by a large fellowship of friends and family.
Katherine spent her life loving and serving everyone who was blessed enough to come in contact with her. Some of her greatest joys were feeding people, offering spiritual support, and loving and caring for everyone in need.
Katherine is survived by her husband of 68 years, Alton Gordon Sr., her sister, Susie and husband Dion Seymour, four children; Mary E. Ramsdell, Alton Gordon Jr. and wife Cathy, Janet Gordon Colford and her husband Rodney and Elizabeth Webster. She also has six grandchildren; Ken Hunt, Jennifer Hunt, Dawn Ramsdell, Allison Gordon, Catie Gordon, and Laura Gordon. Her great grandchildren are; Lilly Hunt, Lane Quinn, Ethan Hunt, Desstiny Quinn, and Samuel New.
She was predeceased by her parents, George and Marion (York) Dwelley, three brothers; Bert White, Donald Dwelley, and Carlton Dwelley, two sisters; Winnefred Ward, and Maxine Green.
A public memorial service will be announced in the near future by 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
RAYMOND A. FLETCHER, SR.
PALMYRA — Raymond Alfred Fletcher, Sr., 75, died unexpectedly March 19, 2014 at home with his son and wife by his side. He was born March 23, 1938 in Burnham, a son of Ralph and Katrina (Young) Fletcher.
He was a longtime employee of Agway before moving to Florida. There he worked for 23 years for Ocean Properties Limited. Ray met the love of his life, Coreine, in 1964 at Shorette’s Diner in Newport. Together they had two beautiful children, and because of their love, brought another child into their lives, Laura Henry. He enjoyed taking his family camping around Maine and New Hampshire. He also enjoyed woodworking.
In addition to his wife of Palmyra, he is survived by 2 children, Robin Fletcher of Waterville, and Ray, Jr. and wife Nichole of Plymouth; his grandchildren, David Fletcher of Southington, CT, Lindsay and Josh Nutter of Plymouth, and Ryan and Jason Henry of Detroit; 2 siblings, his twin brother Robert of Albion, and his sister, Bessie Luce of Troy; a sister-in-law, Violeta Stone of Oakland; and his loving Maine Coon cat, Pansy.
Ray was predeceased by 3 brothers, Carlton, Herbert and Lynn Fletcher; and by a sister, Vicki Bickford.
Graveside committal services will be held 11 AM Monday, May 19th, at Palmyra Village Cemetery with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
GRACE FRANCIS LARY
Grace Francis Lary, 93, passed away on May 4th, 2014, at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 9th, 1921 in Danvers, MA, the daughter of William A. and Glenice E. (Avery) Lord. She came to Palmyra, when she was 13 years old and attended Hartland schools, graduating from Hartland Academy.
As a teenager Grace worked at the Hartland Canning Company and after high school returned briefly to Danvers to work at The Champion Lamp Factory.
Grace married Bernard Parkman Lary on March 11th, 1944 and together they raised five sons on the family farm in West Pittsfield. Summers were spent at camp on Great Moose Lake and she was always the first in the water no matter how cold and the last one to swim in the fall when it was time to close up for the winter. She enjoyed sharing her party boat and if you came to camp you would be invited for a cruise around the lake.
She will be remembered by all the neighbors as a wonderful cook, crocheter and craft person. If you admired any of her handiwork it is likely that you were gifted with it. She was an avid card player and spent the last several months playing with nieces and sharing lunch on Thursdays.
Grace is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law B. Richard and Janet Lary of Clinton, David and Peg Lary of Palmyra, Randy Lary of Pittsfield, Kent and Kim Lary of Fairfield Center and Mark and Teri Lary of Pittsfield; her brother and sister-in-law William and Katherine Lord of Pelham, NH.; her brother-in-law and wife Dana and Brenda Lary of Bowdoin; her grandchildren Troy Lary, Tammy Ngo, Scott Lary, Leighanne Lary, D. Paul Lary, Rhonda Lofton, Timothy Knudsen, Dustin Sinclair, Matthew Lary, Jason Fenderson and Matthew Landry; 18 great grandchildren; her beloved niece and care giver, Toni White and many other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, brothers Carl and Cyril Lord and her sisters Irma Lewis, Margaret Merrow, Edith Lary and Patricia Killam; three grandchildren Dirk Lary, Julia Lary and Wayne Lary.
Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Anyone wishing to honor Grace's memory may make a donation to the Great Moose Lake Association, P.O. Box 555, Hartland, ME 04943.
HELEN V. WRIGHT
PITTSFIELD — Helen V. Wright 86 died peacefully April 24, 2014 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, following a winter long illness.
Helen was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine June 18, 1927 the daughter of Thomas I and Clara M (Donavon) Flannery. She was one of ten children born and raised on the family potato farm. She was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School.
Helen operated a daycare in her Pittsfield home for several years and later in life she earned her CNA and helped seniors in their homes in Pittsfield. Most of all Helen was a homemaker and mother to her children.
She is survived by her children; Neil Wright II of Pittsfield, Scott Wright of Idaho, Tamra and her husband Roger Monette of Newport, Randa Wright of California, two brothers, Roger Flannery of Portland, Ruel Flannery of Fort Fairfield, one sister Eloise Anticoli of Saco, five grandchildren; Kristin Friend, Stephanie Owens, C.J. Owens, Rachel Wright, Ryan Wright, two great grand children, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. Helen loved and cared for her cat “Cuddles”.
Friends and relatives called 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 for a time of remembrance and fellowship, at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. Internment will be private. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
DORENE B. CURRY
NEWPORT — Dorene (Burke) Curry 78 died unexpectedly at her home in Newport. She was born in Plymouth June 1, 1935 the daughter of Joseph F. and Lillian (Holbrook) Burke. She was a graduate of Newport High School and also a graduate of Husson College in Bangor.
Dorene married Dudley T. Curry in Newport on Sept 14, 1957. They were married for 48 years. He predeceased her on July 5, 2005.
Dorene was employed as a Medical Secretary for Dr. Charles and Dr. Sarah Simpson in Carmel for many years. She was also employed as the manager of Popeye’s Chicken in Newport for several years.
Dorene’s passion was her family especially her three boys and their families. She enjoyed gardening and camping with her family. She was a member of the Nokomis Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Newport. She was a volunteer worker for Meals for Me in Newport for many years. She was a former member of the Newport Fire Dept Ladies auxillary. She was an active member of the Newport High School Alumni Association serving on the Scholarship Committee for many years. She was an avid Red Sox fan and always like watching especially when her favorite player Jason V. was playing.
Dorene is survived by her three sons; Robert and Mary Curry of Etna, Michael Curry and his partner Denise Johnston of Newport, Terry and Gail Curry of Plymouth, five grandchildren; Ryan, Nichole, Kya, Ethan, and Seth, two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Braeden.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Dudley, one sister Velma, three brothers; Clifton, Darrell, and Harland.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. Funeral service was conducted at 2 PM on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McKinley officiating. Internment will private at the Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth.
To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
M. RAYMOND CORSON, JR.
HARTLAND — M. Raymond Corson, Jr, 78, died peacefully on Saturday, April 26, at his home in Hartland.
He was born on April 24, 1936, in Brighton, Maine, the son of Mahlon and Louise (Post) Corson Sr.
Raymond served our country in the United States National Guard. He was employed for over 30 years at the Irving Tanning Company in Hartland and also spent time working in the woods. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a very talented mechanic. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and loved being surrounded by his family. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and will be lovingly remembered.
He is survived by his children, Timothy Corson and his wife, Estella, of Corinna, Angela Wentworth and her significant other, Skeet Wentworth, of Skowhegan and Danny Corson and his companion, Missy Day, of West Athens; several grandchildren, Tonja Dodge, Joey Dodge, Desiree Sevon, Olivia Steenchifeld, Lee Woodman, Heather Dillingham, Rebecca Corson, Brittany (Corson) Woodman, Ella Lyon and Essa Lyon; several great grandchildren; his sister, Beatrice Linkletter of Harmony; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Sandra Gifford; his second wife, Margo Corson; a daughter, Tammy Roberts; and two brothers, Linwood Corson and James Corson.
A memorial service was held at 1 PM, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, in Pittsfield. A committal service with military honors will be held in the summer at the Mt. Rest Cemetery, Academy Street in Athens.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care for the family has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
KENNETH E. HUNTINGTON
DETROIT — Kenneth E. Huntington 69 died unexpectedly April 26, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Bangor April 5, 1945 the son of Henry S and Hazel A. (Duran) Huntington. He was educated in Newport Schools and attended Newport High School.
Ken was a member of Company C, 262nd Army National Guard Engineering Unit, Newport, Maine. Ken served in this unit from 1962 – 1968.
Ken married Marvis Palmer in Newport on Nov. 16, 1963. Marvis predeceased him on June 23, 2010. They had been married for 46 years.
He was employed as a millwright for Agway Inc. for over 23 years. He was also employed at Cianbro in Pittsfield for 15 years retiring due to ill health.
Ken was an avid outdoors man enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and especially trapping. He was a member of the Maine Trappers Association. He was wildlife nuisance trapper for the local area. Ken also repaired and traded old traps.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathy E. Parent of Plymouth, his son, Robert K. Huntington of Albion, one grandson, Adam K. Parent of Plymouth, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Marvis and one brother, Irving Huntington.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted 1 PM May 22, 2014 at the Detroit Village Cemetery, Detroit, ME with Rev. Ernest Campbell officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center 34 High Street Newport, ME. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
VIOLA B. WATSON
CORINNA — Viola Bernice (Maudy) Watson was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta to Michael and Pearl (Binney) Maudy on September 4, 1925. She passed away at her home on April 28, 2014. Viola joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and began training in x-ray technology in Ontario where she met and eventually married Neal Watson of Toronto, Ontario while he was still in veterinary college. Vi and Neal moved to Dexter in 1953 where Vi raised 5 children: Susan, John, Laura, David and Millar, assisted in Neal’s veterinary practice, helped run the family farm and was active in the Episcopal church and the arts community. She was an accomplished painter, weaver, seamstress, bee keeper and gardener. She was very active in the Sebasticook Garden Club, Dexter Bridge Club, Dexter Jay Cee-ettes, the Make It Yourself with Wool competitions, Maine Spinners and Weavers Guild, the Cooperative Extension Service including starting 4-H Clubs when her children were young, and the Dexter Farmer’s Market, which is still running.
Viola will be sadly missed by her husband of 67 years; her 5 children; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren for whom she provided an enriched and creative environment, warm smile and wry wit.
She was predeceased by a son, Norman Herbert Watson, her parents Mitchell and Pearl Maudy and her brother Leonard Maudy of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
A Memorial Service was held 11 AM, Saturday, May 3rd, at the Penobscot Lodge, Masons, #39, located at 200 Dover Road (Route 7) in Dexter.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Tree Society, P.O. Box 518, Bath, ME 04530.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LEONA MAY JOHNDRO
DETROIT — Leona May Johndro, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Graveside services will be held in June at Corinna Village Cemetery in Corinna, Maine.
Leona was the daughter of Edmund Joseph Johndro and Alta Barnes Johndro, and lived in Exeter, Maine before moving to Georgia in 2007. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Percy Johndro and Robert Johndro; and daughter, Julia Bell Damon.
Survivors include her son, Edward Hall (Mary) of Atkinson, Maine; daughter, Diane Zuloaga of Hartwell, Georgia; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy St. Pierre of Connecticut, Isabelle McKeon of Texas, Jeanette Martin of Dexter, Maine, and Charlene Powell of Dexter, Maine; brothers, Eugene Johndro (Lottie) of St. Albans, Maine, and Richard Johndro (Glenda) of Milford, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. Register online at www.hartsmort.com.
Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.
JOHN A. FISH, JR.
PALMYRA & NEWPORT — John A. Fish, Jr., 63, died peacefully April 19, 2014 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family. John led a long battle with MS and other health problems. He has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour and other family members. No more suffering and pain!
He was born June 1, 1950 in Milo a son of John Fish, Sr. and Gloria (Nason) Fish. He attended schools in Milo and CT. He worked at various jobs in CT and ME. John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and many friends. He loved camping with his wife and step children. In addition to his loving wife of 28 years, Barbara of Newport, he is survived by his mother, Gloria Stinson of Dexter; a brother, Donald Fish of CT; 4 sons, John Paul, Scott, Steven, and David Fish, all of CT and VA. He is also survived by his step children, which he helped raise and was a great father to, Stacey Stinson of Newport, Christina Robbins and fiancé Alan Farrar, both of Hermon, and Dale Robbins of Newport. He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and a new granddaughter due in June. He will be greatly missed by his special sister in law, Brenda and husband Richard Jackson of Newport. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters in law. He was predeceased by his father, and father in law, the Rev. Theodore Stinson, with whom he was close to. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Graveside committal services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, June 7th at the Sebec Village Cemetery, with his brother in law, the Rev. James Stinson officiating. A gathering after the burial will be held at Barbara’s home at 32 Elm Street, Newport. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Donations to assist the family with final expenses may be made to Mr. Richard Jackson, 55 Lunt Road, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ARNOLD W. BICKFORD
PITTSFIELD – Arnold W. Bickford, 87, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Bangor, Maine.
He was born on October 26, 1926, in Bangor, Maine, the son of Laforest and Angie (Pushaw) Bickford. He served our country both in the United States Navy and United States Army. He married Ruth Ann Killam May 8, 1954 and enjoyed 54 years of marriage together until her passing on February 16, 2009.
Arnold was employed by Northeast Shoe of Pittsfield, Maine until his employment with Cianbro Corporation, where he retired after 22 year of service driving tractor trailer hauling heavy equipment to various project sites. He thoroughly enjoyed driving and had a keen sense of finding little road side food shanties that specialized in unique food that he would share with his fellow drivers.
During the weekends, his wife, family and their circle of close friends would routinely gather and socialize by having cook outs and other functions. Annually, during hunting season he enjoyed spending time with his close friend, Harvey Martin and others at Harvey’s hunting camp on St. Albans Mountain telling jokes, playing poker and the other things they all enjoyed doing while in each other’s company. He and his wife loved their Siamese cats, Ginger and Paws and will be lovingly missed and remembered.
He had many friends and was often referred to as “Poison Tongue” for his ability to tease and “push the right buttons” until they figured out what he was doing, often times too late.
After retiring he enjoyed golfing daily with his ole friends, nicknamed the “Grumpy Ole Men”, followed by their infamous tail gating in the parking lot prior to starting their daily routines. Likewise, he was a daily patron of the local Elks Lodge #2713 or what he commonly referred to as the “Office”, where he and his friend Mike McGowan and others would joke with one another and play “Pull Tickets” in an effort to win money for entertainment.
For many years he enjoyed making beef jerky and distributing it to his friends and acquaintances in an expression of kindness; especially to his son and daughter-in-law’s two dogs that were greatly appreciative.
He is survived by his son, Brian Bickford and his wife Tamara, of St Albans, Maine; four grandchildren, Ryan Bickford and his wife Heather, of Corinna, Liza Whitaker and her husband, Howard, of Pittsfield, Patrick Bickford and his wife Kacey, of Nashua, New Hampshire and Riley Bickford of Metairie, Louisiana; three great grandchildren, Cole and Andrew Whitaker and Declan Patrick Bickford; special cousin, Marcia Bickford, special friends, Blackie Reynolds of Pittsfield and Richard McNichol of Hartland.
He was predeceased by his parents; loving wife, Ruth Ann Bickford; and brother, Roland Bickford.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Monday April 21st, 2014, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield with Glenn Nichols officiating. Following the memorial service there will be a celebration at the Elks Lodge in Pittsfield from 2 to 4 PM. All are welcome. A private committal service will take place in the Village Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his loving wife, Ruth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SCPA, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine, 04605, in Arnold’s memory.
To leave a message of kindness, for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com
Care for the Bickford family has been provided by the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield, Maine.

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