ELDON CAMPBELL
HARTLAND — Eldon Campbell, 73, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lymphoma on June 10, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 6, 1943 in Wade, Maine the son of Harry E. and Mabel (Corey) Campbell. Eldon was the third child of thirteen. He went to work at an early age to help provide for his family. He was very proud when he received his GED in 1979 from Nokomis Regional High School. He married his soul mate Jeannie (Lagasse) Campbell on January 12, 1963. Together they raised 3 children.
He worked various construction jobs including helping build 1-95 from Newport to Bangor. He also worked in the area shoe shops until opening his business, “Campbell’s Garage” on Beans Corner Road in Hartland. He loved his garage, enjoyed his customers and NEVER turned anyone away if he could help them. In November you would always find him up to deer camp with his 2 sons and grandsons. All the boys that would come and cook up deer meet for sandwiches and poker games were always a part of those hunting trips. His daughter, Lori, was always showing up with his favorite foods, especially, her famous custard Pie. On Sundays, you would always find him glued to the TV watching Nascar or his New England Patriots. He didn’t get overly excited about much but those football games would get him moving in his chair. If you happened to call for a vehicle appointment during a game you probably got a busy signal!
Eldon and Jeannie spent the last 10 years wintering in Arizona. They met many wonderful people that became family to them. He loved cruising around on his golf cart and golfing. He would always say “It never rains in Arizona and the sun shines everyday”. Back here in Maine he enjoyed his Wednesday night dinners with their special friends.
He, “Grampy”, loved all his grandchildren. He really enjoyed going to Speedway 95 to watch his little race car driver Brady. The word around town is he did lots of bragging to his friends about his grandchildren.
He had four precious great grandchildren. Little Miss Khloe and Miss Kali would always put a smile on his face when they came crashing through the door singing “I love you Grampy” bringing him a jar of hard candies that they called “Grampie’s Medicine”; Little Jaxon in Texas who is destined to be the next great golfer and beautiful little Maddison in New Hampshire.
Eldon is survived by his wife Jeannie Campbell of Hartland; two sons, Dennis Campbell and wife Shelly of Stetson, Tony Campbell and fiancé Karie of Hartland and daughter Lori Campbell of Newport; grandchildren Joshua and Brady Campbell, Matthew Bennett, Taylor Campbell and Shannon Campbell; siblings Mary Downs and Husband Jack of Oakland, Joanne Meagher of Palmyra, Linda Carron and husband Louis of Bangor, Rev Clyde Campbell and wife Karan of Canaan, Ella Mae Pollard and husband Ronald of Winter Haven, FL, Duane Campbell and wife Lola of Columbus, OH, Ronnie Campbell and wife Paulette of Boydton, VA, Carolyn Lary and husband William of Harmony, Katherine Goldrup and husband David of Opelika, AL, brother-in-law Arthur Gagne of Canaan, special sister-in-law Joanne and brother-in-law Bob Nicholson of Howland and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Bobby Campbell and Ricky Corey and sister Betty Lou Gagne.
Graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday June 18, 2016 at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Hartland.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.
EARL C. ROSS
DETROIT — Earl C. Ross, 68, passed away peacefully following a long illness Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born September 8, 1947 in Weymouth, MA, a son of Paul and Connie (Willburn) Ross, and spent his childhood years in Hull, MA.
Employed by SEA Consultants, Earl devoted 27 years to the company established by his father, traveling throughout New England and returning home to the Tuttle Farm where he enjoyed spending time with family when not on his tractors. Earl had a huge presence in all that he did, including creating events for others to enjoy, most memorably his story telling. He was a co-founder of the Detroit Volunteer Fire Department and a catalyst for the Detroit Library. His passion for entertaining through his creative lyrics and music brought enjoyment and laughter to all who had the pleasure to experience it.
Earl is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Bonnie (Lewis) Ross; daughter Jessica and husband Travis King; grandchildren Brandon, Savannah and Cody, all of Kennesaw, Georgia; son Adam and wife Elizabeth Ross; grandchildren Landon and Lucas, all of Detroit; father Paul and wife Monica Ross of Venice, FL; brother Larry and wife Rebecca Ross of Canaan; nieces Hannah and Caitlin; as well as extended family and many close friends.
He was predeceased by his mother Connie and grandparents.
A graveside gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the Detroit Village Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Route 2, Palmyra, with a special time to share memories. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Detroit Fire Department or the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department, both in care of the Detroit Town Office, 35 S. Main Street, Detroit, ME 04029. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ROY C. LYE
PITTSFIELD — Roy Clifford Lye, 92, passed away peacefully June 9, 2016. He was born in Pittsburg, PA, a son of William and Edna (Bieler) Lye, Sr.
He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He had been a milkman in New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, and Tucson, AZ. Roy retired as a foreman at Burroughs Corporation of Southern California and had been a self-employed citrus rancher.
He is survived by his children, Lori Swartz of Pittsfield, William Lye of Apache Junction, AZ, and Michael McKee of Reno, NV; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Brock, Amy Berthelette, and Svetana McKee; 4 great grandchildren, Meri, Nason, Heather, and Nik; 1 great great grandson, Eli.
Roy was predeceased by his first wife, Sally; his 2nd wife, Gladys, a son, Wayne McKee, 2 sisters Mildred Artman and Wilma Price, a brother William A. Lye, Jr., and a great grandson Nolan.
A graveside funeral and committal service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 14th at Pittsfield Village Cemetery with Chaplain David Gardiner officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GARY L. WHITMAN
PITTSFIELD — Gary L. Whitman, 65, died on Tuesday, May 31, in St. Albans.
Gary was born on November 27, 1950, in Ware, Massachusetts, the son of Eltheron and Eleanor (Calkins) Whitman. He worked for many years as a truck driver. He enjoyed working the carnivals in the summer months. He was kind, loving and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Whitman of Pittsfield; children, Eric Whitman and wife, Hope, of Groton, Connecticut, Bonnie Richards and companion, Frank Dennis, of Glenburn, Matthew Whitman and wife, Corianne, of Manchester, New Hampshire and Amey Whitman of St. Albans; grandchildren, Jacob, Austin, Dylan, Nicholas, Chandler, Skye, Matthew, Cassidy and Christina; brothers, John Whitman and wife, Marie of Plymouth and Jim Whitman and wife, Sam, of Pittsfield; many nieces and nephews.
A graveside services were held at 1 PM on Saturday, June 4th, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating.
FLORENCE “FLO” J. MALCOLM
DETROIT — Florence “Flo” J. Malcolm, 86, went to be with the Lord May 25, 2016, peacefully at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. Born June 14, 1929 in Hartford, CT. to Thomas and Elmira Stewart, she graduated salutatorian from Carmel High School in 1949.
For years she enjoyed services at Jubilee Worship Center and having lunch with friends at local eateries.
She was predeceased by her sister Hilda and husband Florian Malcolm, brother Robert Stewart, and nephew Rev. Alan Malcolm.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years Fred, loving daughter Kristen and husband Kenneth Belcher of Winterport, grandchildren, Jeff and wife Candice Norris of Setson, Jason and wife Carrie Norris of Bangor, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and dear friends Merle and Mavis Bither of Palmyra.
At her request all arrangements are private.
HELEN L. BISSELL
VERMONT — Helen L. Bissell, 84, passed away Saturday, May 28th. Services will be held on Friday, June 10th at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield.
MARK BICKFORD
PITTSFIELD — Mark Bickford, 50, died unexpectedly, Monday, May 16, 2016, in Unity.
Mark was born on September 25, 1965, in Pittsfield, the son of Benson Peavey and Priscilla Bickford. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1984. He was working as a bank teller at Bangor Savings Bank in Unity. He had previously been employed at Plastic Designs Inc. and Rite-Aid, both located in Pittsfield.
First and foremost, Mark was a wonderful caregiver, not only to his mother, but to his very special sister, Robin. He was a quiet, caring, friendly guy, enjoying scratch tickets and playing card games on his computer.
He is survived by his grandmother, Nola Doody of Bangor; siblings, Robin Peavey of Pittsfield, David Peavey and wife, Jessica, of Detroit, Bruce Bickford and his companion, Holly King, of Pittsfield, Yvette Davis and husband, Richard, of Pittsfield and Polly Elderkin and husband, Harvey, of Hartland; nieces and nephews, Jordon, Dylan, Bruce Jr “B.J.”, Dustin, Hannah, Samantha, Christopher, Jennifer, Jenna, Harvey Jr and Tyler; several aunts and uncles; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 4th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. Family and friends are all welcome to the Elks Lodge following the committal for a time of gathering.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

REV. CHARLES F. TALMADGE
NEWPORT — Charles Talmadge, 92, went home to be with his Lord May 21, 2016. He was born September 29, 1923 in Binghamton, NY, a son of Glenn and Myrtle (Yeomans) Talmadge. He graduated from North High School in Binghamton, NY, Class of 1942. He served in the U.S. Army in the European theatre during World War II, with the 3rd Army under General Patton. He graduated from Providence Bible Institute, Class of 1954.
Charlie was a teacher and pastor for much of his life. He served as pastor of the St. Albans Union Church, the Parkman Baptist Church, and as interim pastor for a number of churches. He was a teacher and principal at the Plymouth school, and also taught at the Skowhegan Jr. High for many years. He also served as camp director at Camp Fair Haven, a Christian summer camp for youth.
Charlie continued to be active in retirement as former commander of the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion and the Newport Post V.F.W. He was also a past district commander for the state V.F.W.
He is survived by his second wife, Beatrice (Adams) of Newport; his step children, Brain Bishop, Jr., his wife Joyce and child Grace Bishop; Mary Bishop and child Treasure Ricker; Christine, her husband Roger Greenlaw and their children Zachary Talmadge and Sarah Greenlaw.
He was predeceased by his first wife Edith Talmadge; siblings Gertrude Maulik, Glenn Talmadge II, and Jack Powell; Mary’s spouse Thomas Ricker, and her children, Britney and Peter Price, Brian and Joyce’s son Joshua Bishop.
A celebration of life was held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 26th at the First Baptist Church of Hartland, with Pastor Tom Brown officiating. Military graveside and committal services was held at 2 PM on Thursday at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
KATHERINE M. RAMSDELL
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Katherine M. Ramsdell, 74, wife of Arnold E. Ramsdell, passed away May 20, 2016, at her home. She was born February 10, 1942, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of Edgar and Eva (Wentworth) Robbins. Katherine enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
In addition to her husband, Arnold, she is survived by three sons, Mark Ramsdell and his fiancée, Susan Frost, Thomas Rowe, and Basil Rowe; two daughters, Judy Huff and husband, Travis; and Shelly Chambers; 10 grandchildren, Zach Frost, Alicia Nicholls, Sarah Chambers, Samantha Chase, Jessica Morrill, Brooklyn Rowe, Trevor Rowe and his wife, Paige, Justin Rowe, Josh Rowe, and Brandon Rowe; nine great-grandchildren, Carson and Conner Watson, Jaedyn Pease, Thomas Eddy, Clara and Aubrey Moody, and Logan, Riley, and Zoe Nicholls; one brother, Bruce Robbins; and one very special friend, Jake Booth. She was predeceased by her brother, Louis Robbins.
There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
WILLIS L. MOOERS
BANGOR — Willis L. Mooers, passed away May 11, 2016, at EMMC, Bangor, ME. He was born October 31, 1937, to Ralph Mooers and Edith (Curtis) Mooers in Exeter.
He went to school in Exeter and worked at odd jobs.
He is survived by a son, Robert; four grandchildren; his mother, Edith C. Bowen; one brother, Harry and wife Ruby; four sisters, Phyllis, Marion and husband Stan, Avis and husband Joe, and Dianna; one aunt Olivia Curtis and many relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, Miles; and two sisters, Betty and Nancy and her husband Jr.; and his father.
His service was held at the Crowell Cemetery, on Cider Hill Road in Exeter with Pastor David Ray officiating at 3 PM on May 27, 2016.
ROBERT I. PARKER
WILLIMANTIC — Robert I. Parker, 84, died May 20, 2016 of an illness. Born June 11, 1931, in Burlington, VT. Son of Robert B. Parker and Luna (Field) Parker.
He is survived by his three children, Mark Parker and wife, Vicki of Corinna, Bradley Parker and ex-wife, Debbie of Dover-Foxcroft, and Betsy Parker of Hartland; three step children, Lorri Jerry and husband, Matthew of Panton, VT, Linda Haley and husband, Tim of Vergennes, VT and Janet Peruffo and husband, Robert of Carrabassett Valley, ME; one sister, Lucy (Parker) Jimmo; three nieces; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also a member of the odd fellows.
He was predeceased by his wife, Floreda (LaRose) Parker; first wife, Joan Wheeler and son, Peter Parker.
A gathering will be held at the family home of Robert and Floreda Parker on June 4th, 1 to 4 PM, 170 Sebec Lake Road, Willimantic.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date in North Ferrisburg, VT.
DOROTHY A. PETERS
BREWER & ST. ALBANS — Dorothy (Clukey) Peters, 77, formerly of St. Albans, died May 8, 2016 at a Brewer health care facility. She was born in Bangor, May 9, 1938, daughter of Raymond C. and Mabel (Keezer) Clukey.
She was a graduate of Bangor High School and was a CNA for 35 years. Dorothy was very motherly to everyone and a very caring sister and friend. She enjoyed arts and crafts, camping, dancing, and history.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by two sons, Jeffery Smith and Daniel Smith; and a brother, Philip Clukey. She is survived by her husband, Glendon K. Peters of Brewer; children, Bonnie Kolina of WA, Victoria Hunt of Waterville, Tammy Waltman of Corinna, and Susan Walton of Brewer; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers Maurice Clukey of St. Albans, Kenneth Clukey, Charles Clukey of St. Albans; a sister Barbara Davis of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.
Private interment will be held at a later date. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, 263 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

SIDNEY B. GRAY
NEWPORT — Sidney Brewer Gray, 91, went to be with the Lord May 13, 2016. He was born April 23, 1925 in Palmyra, a son of James and Emma (Brewer) Gray.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Barrows-Skidgel Post # 105 American Legion, the Newport Memorial Post 11191 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport. He retired from H.P. Hood Company in 1987 and from the Newport Fire Department and the Newport Police Department after 25 years of service.
He is survived by his wife Carol of Newport; a daughter, Claire and husband Charles Latimore of W. Sunbury, PA; 2 step daughters, Linda and husband John Frontiero of Corinna, Dawn and husband Jason Littlefield of Newport; and a brother George Gray of Newport; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grand daughters; and his little buddy Riley.
Sid was predeceased by his 2 sons, James and Robert; a brother Carl; and grand daughter Amy.
Memorial services were held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 19th, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, with the Rev. George Perkins officiating. A military committal service was conducted at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, following the service. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
KATRIZ MARIE (MCLELLAN) DILWORTH
Katriz Marie (McLellan) Dilworth, 38, of Anna, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2016 as a result of a tragic car accident. She was born in Waterville, Maine on March l1, 1978, the daughter of Cornell and Marjorie McLellan.
Katriz attended school in Corinna and Fairfield graduating from Lawrence High School with the class of 1996.
She had several jobs including operating an ice cream truck in Maine during the summer, to being a security guard at Autoliv in Aurora, Colorado, where she met her husband Micheal Dilworth, to working at Cinemark Movie Theater in Piqua, Ohio, where she sold tickets.
As a child, Katriz belonged to the girl scouts and she grew up to be a kind, free spirited young woman that loved sports - Go Bulldogs! - The arts, traveling, online gaming, raising her daughter Emma, and spending time with her best friend Mandy Miller.
Katriz loved animals of all kinds but was especially fond of her two dogs, a Siberian Husky named Yukon and a German Shepard named Macy May.
When home in Maine visiting she couldn't wait to go to camp with her favorite fishing buddy Uncle George and Aunt Nicole Campbell.
Katriz is survived by her father and stepmother Cornell & Judy McLellan of Newport, ME; and her mother, Marjorie McLellan of Waterville, ME. Katriz leaves behind a daughter Emma Dilworth and her father Michael Dilworth (companion to Katriz) both of Ohio. She also leaves behind a sister Michelle Beaulieu and husband Daniel; a brother Brian Woodbury II and wife Rita; brothers Tim Reazor, and Brian Reazor and wife Elizabeth; several aunts and uncles Betty and Ralph Bartlett, Sally Gerrish, Elsie and Doug Hillman, Mary Dixon, George and Nicole Campbell, Lawrence McLellan, Ricky and Susan Rollman; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Lilly Toal of Sidney, OH, for being by her side until medical help arrived.
Visiting hours are from 2 PM - 3 PM on May 27th, an open to the public Celebration of Life service will will follow at 3 PM at Lawry Bros. Funeral Home located 107 Main Street, Fairfield. Services will be officiated by Pastor Thomas Brown of the Hartland Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to: Emma Dilworth c/o Michael Dilworth, 1145 Constitution Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365.
NATHALIE L. JACKSON
NEWPORT — Nathalie L. Jackson, 81, died Thursday May 19, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in Corinna March 24, 1935 the daughter of Tom and Florence (Martell) Proctor. She was a graduate of Corinna Union Academy. Nathalie worked at Eastland Woolen Mill for many years. Nathalie loved Country Music and was a loyal supporter of local performances.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be missed by her four cats.
At her request all arrangements are private.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center Newport. To sign an online guest book please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
CHRISTINE ELLENOR SYLVESTER BISHOP
UNITY — Christine Ellenor Sylvester Bishop age 77, of Pittsfield, ME, peacefully went to rest at her home, April 29th 2016; with family at her side.
Unable to be treated due to complications, she bravely fought cancer for three years. She was born in South Unity, December 17th, 1938, where she grew up with her six siblings.
She was predeceased by her father, Percy Earl Sylvester when she was only eleven years old, her mother, (Marion) Louise Moreau Sylvester, and all three of her brothers Robert Earl Sylvester of South Unity, Edward Eugene Sylvester of South Unity and an infant brother, Frank Sylvester of South Unity.
Christine was survived by her former husband Ralph Carl Bishop of Troy, they had two children; a son, Carl David Bishop of Troy (and Deland FL) and a daughter, Ruth Ellen Bishop Hodgson of Pittsfield. She has four surviving sisters, Thelma May Sylvester Bishop of Unity, Marie Ellen Sylvester Bishop of Troy, Helen Leona Sylvester Dawson of Troy, and Barbara Ann Sylvester Cote of Monmouth. She is also survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren of ME, NY and UT. She cherished them and her fourteen nieces and great nieces; thirteen nephews, great nephews and great-great nephews, along with four mates.
She had much love for her family and extended family. Christine celebrated many joyful occasions with all of them through the passing years. Pictures of family were proudly displayed on the walls and shelves of her home She had gained several friends throughout her life. Two of Christine’s close friends were Theresa Hubbard & Merna Cowan, whom Christine enjoyed going to Beano with. They had many good times in the years they knew each other. She also treasured her collection of butterflies and owls; and we cannot leave out Garfield. The assortment grew with each gift from family and friends.
For work, Christine was an employee at Jim’s Ready Peel in Unity, ME for a time and was a homemaker, working hard keeping things in order.
She is deeply and dearly missed. It will never be the same without her. Memories of her will continue to be woven into the family line. Her tenacity and strength will not be forgotten.
The family would like to thank all the Hospice workers of Maine General of Waterville. Of these, were Cathy and Nancy. In addition, there was Gene, who worked as a Senior Companion as part of a program offered by the University of Maine. He spent quality time sitting and chatting with Christine throughout her illness.
In respect of Christine’s request there will be no services, wakes nor funeral.
The family and extended family want to thank everyone who knows or had worked alongside Christine, for being part of her life. It truly enriched the years and helped keep her going strong through the ups and downs. May we find comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering. Always a dear daughter, sister, mom, grandmother, aunt, cousin, niece and friend to many. With heavy hearts, as echoes of yesterday sound forth; though tough the wait will be, we will see her again. Then healthy and happy she will be. Yes revived and renewed through the free gift God has provided.
Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.directcremationofmaine.com
GERALD F. WALKER
KITTERY — Gerald F. Walker, 78, of Kittery, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
He was born on July 13, 1937 in Troy, ME, a son of the late Frank and Phebe (Sargent) Walker.
Prior to his retirement, Gerald was employed as a truck driver for Granite State Minerals, a job he truly loved.
Not only did he love to drive truck, he also enjoyed his time in his garage watching the traffic go by and having a beer with friends who would stop by to shoot the breeze.
Besides his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, June (Stuart) Walker; grandparents, Herbert and Lizzie Walker; brothers, Michael and Phillip Walker; and his dear friend, Jerry Littlefield.
Survivors include his children, Lorraine Simmons and her husband, Alexander of Bronx, NY; David Walker and his wife, Cherie of Kittery; five grandchildren, Matthew Simmons, Gavin Simmons, Lena Simmons, Jason Stevens and Katelyn Haigh; one great granddaughter, Jenessa Stevens; a sister, Anita Latham; three brothers, Dale Walker and his wife, Liana, Robin Walker, and Raymond Eldridge; sister-in-law, Glenis Walker; an aunt, Mary Sargent and an uncle, Ronald Walker; blood brother, Gene I and sister-in -law, Donna Himes, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road (Route 1), Kittery, ME. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kittery Lions Club, P.O. Box 104, Kittery, ME 03904. Visit: www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book, send a condolence card or to share a memory. Care for the Walker family has been entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home.
DARRELL L. HARTLEY
CORINNA — Darrell L. Hartley, 86, died peacefully May 6, 2016 following a long illness. Darrell was born December 29, 1929 on the family farm in Corinna. The son of Howard E and Bessie Lyle (Haines) Hartley. He attended Corinna Union Academy, graduating in 1947. Soon after, he started working as a technician for the Maine Breeding Co-Op. When the Korean War broke out, Darrell enlisted in the United States Army to serve with the 25th Division 8th Army Medical Battalion. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before his discharge in 1953.
Darrell married Virginia Hicks in the early 50s. After her untimely passing in 1971, Darrell raised their two children, Craig who was 17 and Michelle who was 8. In 1972, Darrell married his present wife, the former Judie Dunning.
As a young boy Darrell dreamed of joining the Maine State Police. In 1957 his dream was realized when he graduated from the Maine State Police Academy as a new Trooper. Darrell served most of his 27-year career with Troop E in Orono. He also worked for a three-year period with Troop I, Interstate and the last seven years as a Corporal Detective in the Licensing Bureau at State Police Headquarters in Augusta. After his retirement in the early 80s, Darrell trained at Quantico, Virginia, with the U.S. Marshals Service. He was assigned to the Federal Court in Bangor.
Darrell left the Marshals Service position after five years when the Code Enforcement Officer's position became available in his home Town of Corinna. Before long, he was also serving in this capacity in the communities of Exeter, Detroit, and Burnham. Within a year, Darrell took on another role for these communities as a Licensed Plumbing Inspector and added Dover-Foxcroft and Garland to the list. Due to failing health, Darrell retired at the age of 75. Although he wore many hats, he is proudest of the time he spent as a Maine State Trooper.
Beside his wife Judie of Corinna, Darrell is survived by his son Craig Hartley and his wife Connie of Hookset, NH, his daughter Michelle Hartley Wainer and her husband John of North Yarmouth, ME, Jaclyn Clark who is like a daughter of Dexter, ME, sister Dorothy Nason of Newport, ME, brother Earl Hartley and companion Beryl Gray of Corinna, ME, brother-in-law Jeffrey Mazerolle and his wife Lacrecia of Nashua, NH, sister-in-law Jean Ranger and her husband Gregory of Tacoma, WA, and many nieces and nephews.
Darrell was predeceased by his parents Howard and Bessie Hartley, sister Hazel Clarke, and her husband Gerald, sister Gladys Frost and her husband Carl, brother Perley Hartley and his wife Marie, brother-in-law Harry Nason and Sister-in-law Shirley Hartley.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 64 Free Street, Dexter, Maine at 10 AM, Friday, May 13, 2016.
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

DEBORAH JEAN ROUILLARD
EXETER — Deborah Jean Roulliard, 61, died May 8, 2016 at her residence. She was born February 7, 1955 in Dexter, a daughter of Carroll and Donna (Church) Downs, Sr.
She attended the Stetson Union Church and had worked as a CNA at Stillwater Healthcare, Bangor City Nursing, Sebasticook Valley Healthcare and Sanfield Manor.
She is survived by 2 sons, Michael Palmer of Hartland, Nathan Small of Exeter; 2 daughters, Geshar Hardison of Oakland and Carolyn Spencer of Dexter; 2 brothers, Carroll Downs, Jr. of Waterville and Michael Downs of North Carolina; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM on Thursday, May 12th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. David Ray, Sr. officiating.
Burial was in Exeter Center Cemetery. 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
GERALD O. ROBERTSON
ST. ALBANS — Gerald O. Robertson, 92, died peacefully on January 9, 2016, in Hartland.
Gerald was born on December 27, 1923, in St. Albans, the son of the late Earl and Ruth (Finson) Robertson. He graduated from Hartland Academy and proudly served our country in the United States Army during World War II. He married Crystal Cuddy in 1944 and together they shared 63 years of marriage.
Gerald worked at the Baxter Canning Company for 15 years. He and his family owned and operated a dairy farm in St. Albans for many years and received the State Grange Family Farm Award. He belonged to American Legion Steeves-McCormack Post 141 of Hartland, the Farm Bureau in Orono and was a 78 year member of the Grange.
Friends, family, and farming were the most important parts of Gerald's life. He enjoyed all aspects of dairy farming whether it was working in the fields, taking care of his livestock, or simply tinkering on machinery that needed to be fixed. His work ethic was admirable, but so was his dedication to family and friends. Gerald would always find time for a conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee. He looked forward to holidays, especially Christmas, and being together with his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Beauchesne of St. Albans; a son, Gerald Robertson Jr., of St. Petersburg,FL; five grandchildren; Cheryl Brewster and husband Gary of Manchester, NH, Michael Provencher and wife, Melisa of St. Albans, Darlene Palmer and husband James of West Gardiner, Eric Provencher and wife Marcia of St. Albans, and Tom Provencher and wife Kristen of Barrington, New Hampshire; ten great grandchildren, Sarah and Jessica Brewster; Timothy and Tyler Provencher; Mikayla, Audrey and Brett Palmer; Ryan Bradbury, Matthew Pike and Samantha Provencher; and nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his wife, Crystal; sister, Marguerite Sherburne; brother, Alfred Robertson; and son-in-law, Robert Beauchesne.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the St. Albans Union Church, St. Albans, with Rev. Leonard Reiss officiating. A committal with military honors will follow at the Village Cemetery in St. Albans. A gathering will be held at the church fellowship hall.
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BURLEY JON HOLT
BURNHAM — Burley Jon Holt, 80, of Burnham, passed away April 17, 2016. He was born to Alton and Ermel Holt on Oct. 25, 1935. in Burnham, along with a twin sister Shirley Jean, who passed away in 1963. He graduated from Unity High in 1954. He worked at the corn shop and later went to work for Ethan Allan, where he worked for 37 years until they closed their doors in 1990, and retired after that. He loved to dance, fish, play cribbage, bowl and 4-wheel.
Burley was predeceased by his parents; twin sister Shirley Hunt and husband Blake; and special nephew Kimberly Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce (Bane) Holt; son Kevin, daughter-in-law Denise; granddaughters, Ashley Morency and husband Craig, Brittanie Holt and husband Dameko; four great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Maddilyn and Abbigail Morency, Demarcus Smith and Baby Smith due in August; mother-in-law Winifred Bane; brother-in-law Dale Brooks and wife Marlene, brother-in-law Brian Bane and wife Sharon, sister-in-law Eloise Bane; cousins, Manley Holt, Jr., Genie Barker, Nancy Shipley; special friends Sterling and Darlene Vaughan, Richard and Mary Shibles, John Crosby, Bubba Grignon, Ron Spiegel and Joyce Wood; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Special thanks to Maine General Hospice and special thanks to his nurse Gwen Chase.
At the request of Burley, there will be no funeral service. He will be placed at the Reynolds Cemetery in Burnham in the family plot. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Burley's name to: Burnham Fire Dept., Box 100, Burnham, ME 04922 or: Winnecook Chapel, Chapel Lane Burnham, ME 04922.
MANN ARDEN ROBERTS
PITTSFIELD — Mann Arden Roberts, “Mannie” 67, was beckoned to his heavenly home on December 5, 2015, due to years of multiple health problems. He faded away peacefully in the care of a special nurse angel, Vanessa, at Indian River Center in Melbourne, Florida, where he had been residing since 2003.
He was born on July 6, 1948, in Hartland, Maine, the premature son of Winfield and Margaret Roberts. Mannie was always wanting to help his friends, neighbors and even strangers. He always wanted to be a fireman or policeman. In his mind, which could work overtime, he indeed was a town official. When the fire horn blew, he would run over to the nearby intersection with his always ready red-sided fire wagon, red hat, toy badge and flashlight to direct traffic. The police brought him back home many times through the years.
Mannie loved old country music. He learned to play the spoons and drum on pots and pans adeptly as a youngster. Oh, how he could dance! In his teens, he learned to play a guitar by ear, Hawaiian style. If it had not been for his speech impediment, the world would have had another famous country singer.
He is survived by his sister, Shelby Dodge Searles of Canaan, brother Gary Roberts and wife, Patricia, of West Haven, Connecticut and sister, Jolean Roberts Sisco Tupper of Unity; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, a great great niece and a great great nephew.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Avon and infant Terry.
The family would like to acknowledge Gerard and Patti Lanone, formerly of Melbourne, Florida, whom Mannie knew, for welcoming him into their beautiful home and family. They provided him with life’s finest opportunities until his health declined. The family wishes to express their gratitude also to the Indian River Care Center and to the Healthfirst Hospice Team for their kindness and compassion in caring not only for Mannie, but also for caring for them before and after his passing.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Friday, May 13th, 2016, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield with Rev. Peter Campbell officiating. An informal gathering will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, May 14th, at the home of Shelby Searles, 13 Searles Drive, Canaan.
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JOHN JOSEPH RICHARDS
CANAAN — John Joseph Richards, 49, passed away peacefully in his Canaan home on April 30, 2016. He was born on May 19, 1966, in Boston, MA.
John was a generous, kind man who loved all and would do anything for anyone. He dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail and was able to hike most of New Hampshire and Maine portions. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and most of all spending quality time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Ame Richards; four children, Kimberly Small and husband, Derrick, Ashley Bishop and fiancé, Anthony Nichols, John Richards and girlfriend, Mary Madison and Benjamin Richards; grandchildren, Dustin, Hayden, Derrick Jr and soon-to-be born, Adalynn; his parents, John and Lynne (Coco) Richards; siblings, Michael Richards and wife, Charlene, Eric Richards and wife, Lisa, Jylle Marion and husband, Dennis; several nieces, nephews and cousins; extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his grandparents; and his Aunt Margaret.
Services will be private.
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LINWOOD L. YOUNG
SMITHFIELD— Linwood L. Young, 86, passed peacefully at Togus Springs Hospice April 29, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born March 4, 1930 in Corinna, ME, son of Albert (Allie) Young and Eva Bell Young. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1950. Lin married Kay Moore in 1955 and they have one daughter Debra Young Eaton. Lin joined the Air Force in 1951 training at Sampson AFB in New York with overseas assignments to RAF Sealand, RAF Sculthorpe, and RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge in England, Tours in Vietnam and Thailand, Stateside at Dow AFB, Maine, McDill AFB, FL and retiring after 26 years of service at Loring AFB in Maine.
Lin loved people and was a member of many organizations Masons, Elks, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge as well as Vintage Car Clubs. He was a gifted bowler representing his country on base teams in many international tournaments. He was elected to the Maine Bowlers Hall of Fame. He loved golf and was an avid pool player returning to the game when he could no longer bowl.
Lin is survived by his wife Kay; daughter Debra, son-in-law S/Msgt Tyrone Eaton; grandchildren Elwen Eaton, William Eaton and Eowyn Gregory; great- grandchildren Alice and Triston Gregory; sister Lorna Fanjoy; brothers-in-law Keith Fanjoy and Douglas Moore; and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday May 7, 2016, at Smithfield Baptist Church. A reception followed at the Smithfield Grange Hall. Memories and condolences may be offered at www.directcremationofmaine.com.
If you would like to make donations in Lin's honor, please make them to: Togus Springs Hospice, Togus Hospital, c/o Lisa Munzing, 1VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.

VERA ELIZABETH MURRAY
NEWPORT — Vera Elizabeth Murray passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2016. She was born July 14, 1932 in Boston, MA to Walter Conway and Marianne (Mc Dougall) Conway.
Having filled our hearts with love, she is survived by her daughters: Cathryn and her husband Robert Lee, of Naples, FL, Marianne Murray of Carpinteria, CA, Roberta and her husband Roger Yarnall of Meridian, ID, Michelle O'Neill of Glendale AZ, Colleen and her husband Prentice Patterson of Paso Robles, CA, and her son Thomas Murray and his wife Lisa of Bedford, NH; 6 grandchildren: Thomas Lane, Danielle West, Justin Lee, Shannon O'Neill, Tyler Murray, and Nicholas Murray; and 5 great-grandchildren: Thomas, Zackary, Zoee, Samantha and Charlotte. She is also survived by her brother Walter Conway of Simi Valley, CA.
After raising her family in Burlington, MA, Vera lived and loved her home in Newport, ME.
Vera had an immense love of her family and was always ready to listen and encourage. Besides her passion for her family she loved reading, gardening and making floral arrangements.
A celebration of Vera's life will be Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 4 PM at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
CLARA BLANCHE KERESEY
TROY — Blanche was born in Caribou, Maine in 1924 to Rose Theriault Gould and Faye Gould. She graduated from Caribou High School in 1941. She married Leonard Gagnon in 1945, who predeceased her in 1951. Blanche then traveled to Gardner, Massachusetts and graduated from Heywood Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. While attending school in Gardner, MA she met and married Edward Keresey in 1955. She then went on to achieve her Bachelor’s in Nursing and then Master’s Degree in Counseling from UMass Amherst and Anna Maria College, respectfully. She was a dedicated nurse, whose life centered on work and family. She retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Charge RN and was presented the Margaret Doyle Award for Outstanding Nursing Service and Education. She continued nursing after retirement at Birch Grove Nursing Home in Pittsfield, ME as well as caring for family members in different parts of the country. She adopted three children and raised them on a small farm in Troy, Maine with her husband Eddie. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Keresey in 2007.
Blanche leaves behind daughters: Judy Fontaine and her husband Fred of Port Charlotte, FL; Hydee Holmes and her husband Josh of Gardiner, ME; Marcy Macomber and husband Sean of Unity, ME - sons: James Gagnon and wife Mary of Freemont, CA; David Gagnon and wife Kathy of Apopka, FL; Martin Keresey and wife Brenda of Troy, ME; Brian Keresey of Hudson, ME; Robert Keresey and wife Christina of Pittsfield, ME, as well as nineteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life to be held in the summer of 2016. Information will be published at a later date.
MARGARET “PEGGY” DOLAN MCPHEE
CARMEL — Margaret McPhee, 69, passed away peacefully at her home following a battle with cancer.
She was born July 25, 1946 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Leon and Catherine (Roy) Robinson. She graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1965. Peggy earned her LPN in the Navy and worked for 20 years at Eastern Maine Medical Center. After “retiring” she worked at Central High School in Corinth.
She leaves behind her daughter and husband, Dianne and Wayne Hawes of Carmel; a son, James Dolan and wife Kathy of Tennessee; 2 step daughters, Michele and husband Randy Weeks of Florida, and Jennifer and husband Matthew Leslie of Virginia; 3 sisters, Cate and husband Robert Minor of Oregon, Bobbie and husband Rick Dusoe of Virginia, and Patti Dolan of North Carolina; grandchildren, Danyette, Brad, Cortney, Cameron, DeShara, Dakota, Correy, Marcus, McKenzie, Riley, Ian, Chris, Joshua and Jordan; great grandchildren, Zoey and Alysa; and special friend, Lois Hawes.
Peggy was predeceased by her first husband, James Dolan II, her second husband, Kim McPhee, and her brother in law, John Dolan.
There will be no services at her request. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
In lieu of flowers, 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
 BRIAN L. COWAN II
NEWPORT — Brian L. Cowan II, 49, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Palmyra.
Brian was born on January 21, 1967, the son of Brian and Merna (Grant) Cowan. He was employed as a textile worker, mechanic and his last position was a property manager for WP Realty. He loved his animals and enjoyed the beauty of nature. A bonfire and a twisted tea was a real pleasure for him. He had a great sense of humor and was quick with a witty comeback. He was an avid eagle collector.
He is survived by his two sons, Brian Cowan III and fiancée, Megan Fowler and Chad Fuller; his mother, Merna Cowan; sister, Sheryl Vanadestine and partner, Lee Horvath; grandchildren, Kenzy and Brian IV; sister-in-law, Cheryl Haynes; nieces and nephews, James, Jennifer, Jacob, Hannah, Michael and Karmyn; cousins; best friends, Skeeter Bowley and Jim Little; many friends; and his dog babies, Wolfy, Sheba and Simba.
He was predeceased by his father, Brian Cowan; brother, Willis Cowan; granddaughter, Mia Cowan; and niece, Rachel Vanadestine.
A family gathering will be held. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sheryl Vanadestine, P.O. Box 5, Palmyra, Maine, 04965, in Brian’s memory.
RANDY V. ERVING
ST. ALBANS — Randy Vernal Erving, 53, passed unexpectedly April 8, 2016 at his home. He was born August 20, 1962 in Hartland, a son of Theodore and Beverly (Sinclair) Erving.
Randy enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, working with his brother Robert, and taking his dog Riley for rides. He could fix anything and could always be counted on to lend a hand when needed. Randy was employed at Reny’s Department Store in Dexter for many years. He was a modest man with a big heart and warm smile. He will be remembered fondly and missed deeply by all who knew him.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Frances Libby; daughter Heidi and husband Joshua Hartsgrove, daughter Amanda and husband William Kenney; grandchildren Cayden and Avie Claude, Dylon Hartsgrove, Camryn and Liam Kenney; sister Robin and husband Jeffery Reynolds, sister Donna and husband Robert Stewart, brother Robert and wife Mandi Erving, brother Gerald and wife Stacy Erving; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside committal service for Randy and his father Ted, who predeceased him on January 29, 2016, will be held jointly at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Maloon Cemetery, St. Albans.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
RUTH H. CARTER
ETNA — Ruth H. Carter 95 died April 1, 2016 at a Bangor hospital following a short period of ill health. She was born in Dexter Jan. 2, 1921 the daughter of Patrick and Adelia (Amaveen) Lyons. Ruth was raised by Dewey and Pauline Carter in Etna.
She as married to Clair Carter who predeceased her on May 20, 1980. Ruth was a homemaker and wife. She worked at the Etna Dixmont School as a cook for several years. She was also employed at the Log Cabin Diner in Newport as a cook for several years.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Etna, a 50 plus year member of the Etna Dixmont Extension.
Ruth loved to knit and knitted hundreds of new born hats for the Neonatal Unit at E.M.M.C. in Bangor.
Ruth was the holder of the Boston Post Cane as Etna's oldest resident.
See is survived by two sons, Ronald E Carter of Etna, Clair H. Carter of Etna, three daughters; Joan Henderson of Etna, Patricia Pearl of Palmyra, Linda Guidi of Gorham, two sisters, Charlotte Rowe of Etna, Sheryl Drew of Florida, 15 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, two sisters, two great grandsons, Jeremy and John, also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Carrie-Anne Carter and predeceased by a son-in-law Elmer Pearl.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home, 34 High Street, Newport. Friends called Friday from 11 AM until 1 PM the time of the service. Burial will be at the Mt Pleasant Cemetery Etna. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Phillips-Strickland House, Activity Fund, 21 Boyd Street Bangor, Maine 04401.
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MATTHEW BILL ROGERS
ST. ALBANS — Matthew Bill Rogers, 49, passed away, losing his battle with cancer on February 11, 2016. He was born in Bangor on April 18, 1966 to Bill and Josephine Rogers.
Matthew loved his family and friends very much. His family was very important to him. Matthew was very thrilled and exited when his second daughter, Izabella was born. She meant the world to him, as he thought he wouldn’t have anymore children. Matthew loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and trapping. He was always happy when he could be outside.
Matthew is survived by his wife, Karen Rogers; two daughters, Izabella and Mya; two stepdaughters, Alycia and Samantha; and one granddaughter, Miztique; his mother, Josephine Rogers; two sisters and one brother, Luke Rogers, Lorena “Rene” and Scott Gifford, Roxanne “Rocky” and Carlton Willing; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Bill Rogers; and brother, Mark Rogers.
There will be a 50th birthday/celebration of life for Matthew held on April 16th at 2 PM at the Meridian Splendor Masonic Lodge on Rt. 7 in Newport, white building beside the red brick church. The event will be potluck, so everyone bring a dish please. Also donations to help are welcome at the event. I hope everyone will join us in celebrating Matthew’s life.
GLORIA M. BREITWEG
NEWPORT — Gloria M. Breitweg, 90, died March 25, 2016. She was born November 16, 1925 in New York City, a daughter of Vincent and Caroline (Lauer) Mileti. Gloria was a member of Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth.
She is survived by her son Thomas Breitweg and Lillian Danielson of Newport; her grandson, Dr. Jason Breitweg, wife Daniela and son Colin of Hamburg, Germany; nieces Carole Hyldahl and husband Bruce, Annabel Amato and husband Tito; nephews Roy Hartlaub and wife Marilyn, and Al Mileti.
Gloria was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Breitweg, and nephew Fred Hartlaub.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, March 29th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, with the Rev. Robert Emrich officiating.
Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newport, later in the spring.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Ross Manor and Beacon Hospice. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
EDNA E. CHAMBERS
NEWPORT — Edna Ellen Chambers, 100, died March 29, 2016 at a Pittsfield hospital.
She was born January 1, 1916 in Cabot, Vermont, a daughter of Winfield and Josephine (Harvey) Houston. She was a graduate of Cabot High School, Class of 1933. Edna married Carl Chambers in Belmont, MA on October 13, 1938 and they moved to Corinna in 1939. Edna and Carl moved to Newport in 1945 where they owned and operated a dairy farm for 22 years. SAD #48 bought the farm in 1965 and built Nokomis Regional High on the land.
She was a past member of the Sebasticook Grange #306 and past member of the Night Drifters Snowmobile Club in Detroit. She attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport. She was a member of the Newport Senior Citizens and was a longtime volunteer for Meals for ME. She also was to receive the Boston Post Cane for Newport. Edna enjoyed a number of winters in St. Petersburg, Zephyrhills and Hernando, Florida.
Edna is survived by a son, Robert Chambers and wife Patricia of Brunswick; a daughter, Barbara Lander and husband Mahlon of Newport; sister, Wilma Sorenson of Burlington, VT; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband; 4 brothers, Earl, Donovan, Paul, and Howard Houston; 3 sisters, Hester Hemenway, Madine Miller, and Evelyn Houston; 2 grandsons, Robert W. Chambers, Jr. and Russ Batchelder; and foster daughter, Annette Batchelder.
Funeral services were held at 3 PM Friday, April 1st, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Revs. George Finnemore and Brian Woodbury officiating. Friends called at the funeral home from 2 PM until the time of services.
Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newport, later in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Food Bank, 26 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
PAUL C. DAVIS
TROY — Paul “Papa Paul” Clyde Davis, 61, died unexpectedly March 27, 2016, at his camp in Danforth. He was born December 3, 1954 in Hartland, a son of Clyde and Marie (Walker) Davis. He graduated from Mt View High School.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman and proud grandfather. He was a member of the Driftbusters and Frye Mountain Snowmobile Clubs and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was employed at Crescent Lumber, Orrington, until the time of his accident.
He is survived by his mother, Marie Davis of Troy; 2 sons, Derek and fiancee Tisha and their 2 daughters, Addyson and Amalya of Thorndike and Brent and wife Melissa and their 2 sons, Brody and Cayden of Bowdoin; a daughter, Shannon and husband Tyler Ring and their daughter Riley of Pittsfield; a brother Larry Davis of Troy; a sister, Linda Gould and companion Richard Bartlett of Exeter; several special nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and wonderful supportive friends. He was predeceased by his father.
Visiting hours were held 4 to 6 PM Thursday, March 31st, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held 11 AM Friday with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Spring burial will be in the Pittsfield Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to 50legs.org. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
CLAUDE THORNTON, JR.
PITTSFIELD — Claude Thornton, Jr., 78, died peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2016, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville.
Claude was born on May 24, 1937, in Clinton, Maine, the son of Claude and Emily (Cabana) Thornton Sr. He was employed for 16 years at Northeast Shoe and retired from Maine Fence after working for the company for 35 years. He enjoyed being on the bowling leagues in both Pittsfield and Newport and loved being with family and friends.
He is survived by his sons, Claude L. Thornton and wife, Michelle and Royal J. Thornton, all of Pittsfield; his grandson, Mathew and wife, Whitney, of Scarborough; his brother, John Thornton of Pittsfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Louise Thornton, in 1986; his sister, Geneva; and his brother, Charles.
A private committal will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
The family requests memorial donations to be given to the Pittsfield Community Food Bank, c/o Ed Reynolds, 128 Connors Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967, in Claude’s memory.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff both at the ICU at Eastern Maine Medical Center and to Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville for the compassion and wondering care given to Claude.
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NADINE L. COOPER
NEWPORT — Nadine Lorraine (Whitaker) Cooper, 81, died March 26, 2016 at a Portland health care facility following a long illness.
Nadine the daughter of Clyde Lemont and Cecile Eldora (Bartley) Whitaker was born November 16, 1934 in the Bessey Fields house in Detroit village to be near the nurse Polly Fields. She was the oldest of 6 children. She attended Detroit Village grammar school from first to eighth grade. The school had a wood stove and back house.
Some of Nadine's fondest memories as a child were when she spent weekends with her Grammy Whitaker (Edith Morse Whitaker). Edith always smelled like peppermint and spruce gum. She was prone to sick headaches and would rub peppermint on her forehead. Nadine would dress up in her high heeled shoes and walk up and down the road in front of her house in Detroit. Edith would tell Nadine she looked peekard and would fix up a concoction of Cod Liver Oil and orange juice. Nadine would not eat carrots or eggs and Edith would try to hide them in mashed potatoes. Nadine remembers her Grammy Whitaker as always being loving and kind to her as a child and as an adult.
Nadine went to high school at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield and graduated in 1953. She met her future husband Edmund Currier Cooper while he attended M.C.I. as a prep school student. In 1953 Nadine moved to Lewiston and attended Nurses Training School at Central Maine General Hospital.
On January 23, 1954 Nadine and Edmund were married in Pittsfield. Eddie attended the University of Maine, Orono in the fall of 1954 and graduated in 1957 as a Civil Engineer. Nadine worked in the Strier's Woolen Mill picking rags while Eddie was in college.
Their first child Deborah Elise was born August 31, 1954 at the Webber Hospital in Biddeford during Hurricane Carol and the hospital lost power during the delivery. In 1956 they moved to Yuba City, CA where Ed had an engineering job on the new highway being built to Truckee, CA for the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley California. On March 5, 1958 their second child Kathy Sue was born in Yuba City, CA. They returned to Kennebunkport in the summer of 1958 and Ed got a job with the State of Maine as a Civil Engineer on road construction. On August 1, 1959 their third child Edmund Currier Jr. was born at the Augusta General Hospital in Augusta. He predeceased Nadine on February 12, 2016. On June 4, 1962 their fourth child Jane Margaret was born at the Gardiner General Hospital in Gardiner.
Nadine is survived by her children and 2 brothers, Colby Whitaker of S. China, and Howard Whitaker of S. Carolina; two sisters Sharon Crosby of Camp Benson, Newport, Linda Whitaker, Camp Benson, Newport; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Edward Whitaker.
While Nadine and Ed lived on Highland Avenue in Gardiner during the 60s, Nadine had a good friend Julia Jones who taught her how to play bridge.
In 1967 Nadine decided to finish her nursing training. She graduated from the Central Maine General School of Nursing in Lewiston. After graduation she went to work for the Augusta Mental Health Institute. At that time they had 1700 patients.
Nadine continued her education and graduated from St Joseph's College with a B.S.P.A. degree. She continued to work part-time. She next graduated from the University of Maine Portland-Gorham as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Nadine worked at A.M.H.I. for 25 years. Retired at age 60 and went to work full-time for the Kennebec Valley Mental Health Institute in Augusta and Waterville in 1994. She was A.N.A., certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. She was the first Nurse Practitioner certified for independent Practice with drug prescriptive privileges in the State of Maine.
Nadine met Vera Gillis in 1974 and she became a lifelong friend. They bought many properties together and are restoring a cottage at Camp Benson on Sebasticook Lake, Newport. They also own a home on Cobbosseecontee Stream, Gardiner and an apartment house in Gardiner.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 AM on July 8, 2016 at Detroit Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Newport Community Food Bank, 26 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook, and leave written condolences visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
THELMA D. PATTERSON
BURNHAM — Thelma D. Patterson, 93, died peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville.
She was born on December 23, 1922, in Burnham, Maine, the daughter of the late Jasper and Laura Dangler. She graduated from Clinton High School with the class of 1942. She married Wilfred “Tommy” Darrell Patterson and together they raised six children.
During her high school years, she worked summers in a restaurant in Boothbay Harbor serving shore dinners which she enjoyed very much. After raising her family, she was employed at Royal Pine Camps in Burnham. She also worked for the Hatchery in Unity, the Edwards Company and the Sebasticook Valley Nursing Home, both in Pittsfield.
Thelma loved being surrounded by her family. Her walls and every available area were decorated with family photos. She was a wonderful homemaker and was meticulous with her flower beds and yard. She was a hard worker and liked canning, especially dill pickles, tomatoes and salting her swiss chard greens. She was a long time member of the Grange. She was a loving and caring person and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her three daughters, Rosemary Overlock and husband, Robert, of Freedom, Jane Reny and husband, James, of Burnham and Suzanne Hewins and husband, Alan, of Burnham; son, Freeman Patterson II and friend, Mary, of Burnham; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters, Cynthia Dangler and Margaret Rusin; brother, Frederick Dangler; sisters-in-law, Barbara Libby, Beatrice Kenney, Lillian Grignon and Alice Patterson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Wilfred Patterson; two sons, Jack Patterson and Darrell Patterson; two grandchildren, Troy and Amanda Patterson; sister, Joannah Mangold; brothers, William Dangler and Thaxter Dangler; and a special companion, Ervin Curtis.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 31, at the Winnecook Christian Church, 4 Chapel Lane, Burnham, Maine, with the Rev. William Meyer officiating. A committal service will be held on Thursday, May 19, at the Reynolds Cemetery, Burnham.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Thelma’s caregivers, who were special to her and enabled her to be able to stay in her own home, Mary, Irene, Chrissy and Freeman III; and to the staff at Lakewood Continuing Care Center and Inland Hospital for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Winnecook Christian Church, 4 Chapel Lane, Burnham, 04922 or to Health Reach Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville, Maine, 04901
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KENNETH DEAN DUPLISEA
PALMYRA — Kenneth Dean Duplisea, 53, passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2016. He was born in Dexter on March 8, 1963, the son of Leroy and Theodora "Dody" Duplisea.
Kenneth knew the importance of family and loved them all with such depths that it spilled over onto friends and acquaintances. No one was a stranger, but a friend he simply hadn't gotten to know yet. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding ATVs and snowmobiles. Being surrounded by nature always made him happy, especially when he was sharing his love and appreciation with others. He cherished every moment, great and small, prompting us all to do the same.
He is survived by his former wife, Tina Kelly, mother of his two children; Brian Duplisea, Rita Jeskey and her husband, Garrett. He leaves behind his fiance, Linda Landry and her two children; Kayla and Drew, his parents; Leroy and Dody Duplisea, two brothers; David and his wife Kimberly Duplisea, and Allen Duplisea and his fiance Tootsie Macdonald. His grandchildren; Autumn and Ellie, and several nieces and nephews; Ashley Goodman-Joslin, Alicia Joslin, Christopher Duplisea and Joanie Guthzeit.
A celebration of life was held at the Palmyra Community Center, 4 Madawaska Road, held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 2 to 5 PM for all friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at www.gofundme.com/kennethduplisea.
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VELMA "BINGA" A. SAWYER
ST. ALBANS — Velma A. Sawyer, known to all as Binga, died peacefully on Friday, March 18, in Pittsfield.
Binga was born on October 5, 1921, in St. Albans, Maine, the daughter of the late Joel and Doris Neal. She worked for several years in Hartland at the Hanson’s Clothing Store, Hartland Tannery and Sanfield Nursing Home.
Binga was the kind of lady who was matter of fact. She was known in the family as ‘the doctor”. She enjoyed being independent and lived in the same home for 60 years. She recently was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane Award for being the oldest citizen in St. Albans, an award that she was very proud of. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing and dance. She enjoyed all kinds of music, especially Big Band and country. She also liked playing BINGO.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Letellier and husband, Paul, of Milan, NH and Englewood, FL, Ricky Sawyer of Skowhegan, Gary Sawyer and companion, Charlotte Rollins, of Newport and Englewood, FL, Lana Hall and her companion, Hank Camarcho, of Englewood, FL and Judy Anderson and husband, Alton Sr, of Palmyra; grandchildren, Randy Letellier (Brenda), DeAnn Murphy (Tom) Troy Letellier (Whitney) Susan Lovell, Tina Knight Pray (Steven), Robert Domonski, Louise Johnson (Brian), Duane Sawyer, Jennifer Lawler (Corey), Lee-Anne Robichaud, Amy Lucas, and Alton Anderson II (Shana); 22 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Plummer of Gorham, NH and Gwenith Gee of Washington, ME; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Sawyer in 1987; sister, Pauline Stark; infant brother, Harland Neal; daughter-in-law, Sharlene Sawyer; grandsons, Timothy Sawyer and Jeffrey Meagher; great grandson, Joshua Sawyer; and two nephews, Peter Plummer and Randy Gee.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. A gathering was held at Alton and Shana’s Home, 515 Nokomis Road, Corinna, immediately following the service. A spring committal will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 20, at the Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road, St. Albans.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern New England Chapter, 114 Perimeter Road, Nashua, NH, 03063, in honor of her great great grandson, Jaxson, or to the St. Albans Fire Department, 8 Water Street, St. Albans, Maine, 04971, in Binga’s memory.
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BONNIE K. GENNA
DETROIT — Bonnie K. Genna, 69, passed away March 10, 2016, at her home in Detroit surrounded by family. She was born June 14, 1946 in Portsmouth, NH, the daughter of Phillip K. And Katherine (Moore) Hutchinson.
She attended area schools in Marblehead, MA, left school in her senior year, then earned her GED. She was married twice to the love of her life, Anthony J. Genna, the first time on March 15, 1969, and again Sept. 6, 2003. She was employed by San Antonio Shoe in Pittsfield for 19 years and Robinson's and Corner Cupboard from 2002 to 2003. Bonnie loved her pets, enjoyed gardening, going to Hollywood slots, and cherished time spent with her family.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Anthony J. Genna of Detriot; 2 two daughters, Tracy L. Shattuck of Fremont, NH, Tammy S. Hanno and fiance David Watkins of San Marcos, CA, son, Anthony J. Genna II and wife Dorothy of Seabrook, NH; father, Phillip K. Hutchinson of Dixmont; five sisters, Barbara Hutchinson of Troy, Evelyn Gaouette of Raymond, NH, Jaquelin Hutchinson of Buhl, ID, Jeanne Gouette of Buhl, ID, and Sallie Zinek and husband Michael of Seabrook, NH, brother, Phillip Hutchinson and wife Margie of California; five granddaughters, Ashlie Hamel and partner Willy Lopez of Salisbury, MA, Amanda Genna and fiancé Allen Brown of Somersworth, NH, Katie Genna of Salisbury, MA., Alexandra and Maya Hanno both of San Marcos, CA.; two great-granddaughters, Desiree O'Connor of Somersworth, NH, Alyessia Brown of Somersworth, NH. She was predeceased by her mother, Katherine Hutchinson; brother, Alan Hutchinson, and sister, Sharon Freeman.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Bonnie's memory to a local area animal shelter of their choice.
FLORENCE (MORRISSEY) BRAYSON
EXETER — Florence Mary Caroline Brayson, 96, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, peacefully shutting her eyes and leaving to go with Jesus. She was born December 22, 1919 in Grand Falls, NB, Canada to Harry and Grace (Moran) Morrissey. Her father died while she was very young and her mother later married Harry’s younger brother James Morrissey. They eventually moved to River de Chute, New Brunswick and raised their large family there.
Florence married C. Michael Brayson in 1939, moved to Maine, and raised a family of 9 children, living first in Old Town and then in Exeter. While in Old Town she cleaned homes in the Old Town/Bangor area. After moving to Exeter, she opened her heart and home to care for elderly state hospital patients. Florence was a wonderful cook and loved to feed anyone who came across her path. Even after being admitted to Bangor Rehab more than 3 years ago, her first words of greeting were, “Have you had lunch (dinner, whatever) yet?” She received her G.E.D. at age 70 and was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Snows Parish.
Florence will be remembered by all who knew her for her love of music. She began singing as a child and never stopped. She remembered the words to numerous old time songs and until her last day, could be found sitting in her wheelchair in the hallway singing away, smiling at everyone who passed.
She is survived by a sister, Anita Rattray; a brother James Morrissey; her children, daughters Pearl Hawes and Elvin of Moscow, Doris and Dale Watson of Carmel; Linda and Darrell DeLong of Cape Coral, FL and Sebago; Marie and Paul Fields of Steep Falls. Her surviving sons are Michael Brayson of Franklin, VT, Robert Brayson of Charleston, Jerry and Carol Brayson of Exeter, and John Brayson and special friend Ann Martin of Corinna; son in law Duane Brasslett of Old Town. She is also survived by many adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren, each of whom she loved with all her heart. There are many nieces and nephews scattered all over the world who will miss her as well.
Florence was predeceased by a daughter Charlene (Brayson) Brasslett, and all of her brothers and sisters except for two mentioned.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 16th, at St. Anne’s Church, Free Street, Dexter, with the Rev. Father Emile Dube officiating. Friends called from 9 AM until the time of procession to the church at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to a local food pantry. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
FERNAND BOULANGER
ST. ALBANS — On March 11, 2016 our father went to a higher hunting ground. He loved to hunt at the hunting camp on St. Albans mountain. He and his life long friend Harvey Martin (and others) became known as The Mountain Boys. His friends will remember him as Ferd or the Frenchman and his family as Dad or Papa.
He loved spending time at Camp on Big Indian Lake in St. Albans. He loved to cook and he was famous for his Spaghetti Sauce.
He lived in New Britain, CT for 45 years and the last 11 months in St. Albans, ME.
He was predeceased by his companion Marilyn Wenz of 40 years on 04/07/2015.
Five brothers and three sisters over the years, and a grandson Todd Patterson in 1994.
He leaves behind seven children. One son Tim Boulanger. Six daughters, Jackie Patterson, Terry Chambers, Rebecca Boulanger, Micheline Ross, Sherry Buzzell and Troi Boulanger. Twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He also leaves two stepchildren Robert Wenz of Oregon, and Cheryl Wenz of Florida.
At the request of Fernand there will be no funeral services. His family will hold a Memorial Service at a later date and that will be published at a later time in the Rolling Thunder.
CHARLOTTE ANN (MCATEE) GRAY
PLYMOUTH — Charlotte Ann McAtee Gray passed away on the morning of February 27, 2016 after a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days. Charlotte was born January 29, 1937 in Dixmont. She was the daughter of Alexander and Augusta (Straight) McAtee, and attended schools in Plymouth and Newport. Her father trained and drove harness horses, and in her younger years Charlotte was often found at harness racing tracks throughout Maine, either betting on her father’s horses or helping him out in the paddocks.
She married Ralph Gray in 1956. Like a number of Mainers at that time, Charlotte and Ralph lived in Connecticut for a few years with their two daughters before returning to Plymouth. That's where their son was born, and where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Charlotte worked in area woolen mills and shoe shops for many years, before her husband's health forced her into early retirement to become his full-time caregiver. She and Ralph were active in the American Legion, and Charlotte was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and the Plymouth Grange.
Charlotte was known for her quirky sense of humor - often at the expense of the younger children who would slink away in embarrassment. Only as they got older did they see her humor and some even adopted it! Right to the end she left her family with a good story to be told for years to come. Along with her sense of humor, Charlotte had a love for adventure and fun. She loved country music and was always ready to dance. She was the first in her family to show her children and grandchildren a love of motorcycles and dirt bikes. She loved the outdoors - hunting, fishing, walking or just feeding and listening to the birds. She had an uncanny ability to remember everyone's birthdays, numbers, and the nicknames of her younger school mates after many years.
She is survived by sister Shirley Dunivan and husband Berl of Plymouth; her children Toni Pinkham of Orono, Donna Carrigan and husband Don of Walpole, son David and wife Michelle of Plymouth; and a special "son" Bradley Stewart of Lagrange. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Charlotte was predeceased by her wonderful husband of 53 years, her parents and brother Bernard "Sonny" McAtee.
Friends called from 5 to 7 PM Thursday, March 3rd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Rev. Bob Emrich had a brief time of remembrance and family will share a few memories of Charlotte at 6 PM.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Written condolences may be expressed at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ROSALIE A. GERICKONT
GARLAND — Rosalie Ann Gerickont, 63, died February 27, 2016 in Bangor. She was born June 20, 1952 in Metuchen, New Jersey a daughter of Frank and Anne (Jones) Risola.
She moved to Maine in 1988. Rosalie worked at the Thomas Farm in Garland until her most recent illness. She enjoyed gardening, animals, and reading to her great grandson Hunter.
She is survived by a son, Theodore and wife Tina Gerickont of Cambridge; a daughter, Dawn and husband Roy Freeman of Newfield; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore, Sr.
Spring graveside committal services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 10th at the Evergreen Cemetery, Garland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ROWENA (HARRIS) MCLEOD
ST. ALBANS — Rowena McLeod, 87, died March 1, 2016 at Sanfield Rehab & Living Center. She was born June 10, 1928 in Bridgewater, a daughter of Mansfield and Georgia (Nelson) Harris.
She married Lewis McLeod on December 25, 1946. They lived together for 68 years before Ena entered a nursing care facility, followed there by Lewis the following year. Ena worked outside the home while the children were growing up but was also the bookkeeper for the family construction company. She will be remembered for keeping exceptional books. She enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and, at an early age, sang on WLBZ and with Pick and the Pine Tree Mountaineers. Even when Alzheimer’s disease affected her mind, she continued to sing hymns with her beautiful voice, blessing the residents and staff at the home with all the correct words. She was a member of the Hartland Full Gospel Church where her faith grew and sustained her until her death. The church was good to her and she enjoyed her family there.
She is survived by 3 children, Ervin and wife Linda, Steven and wife Margaret, and Judy Cummings; 6 grandchildren, Michael Cummings and wife Veronika, Torrey McLeod, Ann Bond, Bobbie Roberts, Erin Speed and husband Paul, and Amy Brann; 5 great grandchildren.
Ena was predeceased by her husband, all 4 of her siblings, Ray and Sherm Harris, Donna Smith, Edna Whiting, her infant great granddaughter, Trinity Cummings, and her son in law, Carl Cummings.
A spring graveside funeral and committal service will be held at Maloon Cemetery, St. Albans, and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
RONALD H. GODSOE
HARTLAND — Ronald H. Godsoe, 86, passed away peacefully in the home his father built, surrounded by his loving and caring family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Honoring his request there will be no services. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
EVA L. DAVIS
CAMBRIDGE — Eva Davis, 86, wife of the late Richard H. Davis, died February 24, 2016 at her residence. She was born February 23, 1930 in Elgin, N.B., Canada, a daughter of Parker and Eva (Carle) Linkletter.
Eva worked as a stitcher at Dexter Shoe, DeLong’s Sportwear, and retired from Hardwood Products in Guilford. She was a member of the Cambridge Baptist Church.
She is survived by 2 sons, Richard of Brownville Junction, and Kevin of Cambridge; 3 daughters, Debra and Bruce Ireland of Hermon, Kathy and Armand “Pit” Hebert of Dexter, and Christine “Joette” and Clarence Worster of Cambridge; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
KAREN M. HAYMAN

CAMBRIDGE — Karen Mae Hayman, 72, went home to be with her Lord on February 24, 2016 following a long illness.
She was born August 30, 1943 in Chicago Illinois a daughter of Walter and Ina (Deaver) Sorensen. She graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago, Class of 1960 and attended Rockford College in Rockford, IL. On June 12, 1965, she married Rev. Franklin F. Hayman. Karen graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary of Johnson City, NY in 1967 with a Bachelor of Religious Education. She worked as a teacher, a church and school secretary, and in many church ministries alongside her husband over the 46 years of his ministry.
Karen is survived by her husband of 50 years of Cambridge; 2 sons, Nathan S. Hayman (Kim) of Ware, MA and Mark D. Hayman of Allegany, NY; a daughter Kristen Hayman Wyman (Adam) of Cambridge; a brother William Walter Sorensen (Wendy) of Chicago, IL; and 9 grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Jean Sorensen.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Monday, February 29th at the Cambridge Baptist Church with Rev. Laurence Brown officiating. Friends may call from 10 AM until the time of services. Spring burial will be in the Cambridge Memorial Garden. Memorial donations may be made to the Cambridge Baptist Church, 9 North Road, Cambridge, ME 04923. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com

TRUDY ANNE (BALL) LEVENSALOR
DEXTER — Trudy Anne (Ball) Levensalor, 70, died February 14, 2016 at her home in Dexter. She was born in Franklin, NJ, September 10, 1945 to Edward V. and Betty Jane (Talmadge) Ball.
She was a CNA for over 30 years, and Unit Secretary in hospitals, nursing homes, and Care and Comfort Home Care in Maine and New Jersey. She met Laurence Levensalor in 1980 and they were married in 1981.
She was of the Bahai Faith since 1975, and was a member of the South Sangerville Grange.
She leaves behind her husband Laurence; daughter Alice Haggert and significant other Dwayne Fillmore; son Jewell Brewer of Garland; stepson Jarrett Levensalor of Phoenix, AZ; and stepson Lonnie Levensalor of Lisbon Falls; grandchildren Sarah Roats and husband Sean of Dexter, Daniel Haggert and wife Brittney of Dexter, Kassandra Brewer and partner Mike Carin of Plattsburgh, NY, Dustin Babcock of Garland, Joshua Brewer of Portland, Kelly Doughty and husband Joshua of Dexter, and Logan and Trevor Levensalor of Orrington; great grandchildren Elizabeth Roats, and Zack and Shelby Haggert, Keon Carins, and Joshua Doughty Jr.
She was predeceased by her parents; a sister Shirley Leatham; a brother William Ball; baby girl Roats, and Lenny Haggert.
Special love to nephew William Ball and wife Jan, and to Celia and John Dennis, and many other nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service in the spring at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
NELLIE L. RUDDER
NEWPORT — Nellie Louise (Andrews) Rudder, 76, passed away unexpectedly February 11, 2016 at her residence from complications related to heart surgery. She was born January 18, 1940 in Palmyra, the second child of Neal and Grace (Burlock) Andrews. Nellie graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1957.
She spent many of her early adult years raising her 2 sons in El Cajon, CA. Later, she moved to Santee, CA, where she purchased a condominium. She was employed in nearby San Diego as a warranty manager for several automobile dealers, eventually retiring from John Hine Pontiac there. In 2005, Nellie moved back to Maine, built a house in East Newport, and worked part time at the Newport Cultural Center. It was here in Maine that she was able to pursue the passion of her life—country music. She took guitar lessons and brushed up on the lyrics of many songs. She became a member of both the Maine and the Down East Country Music Associations. She could be found a couple nights a week playing guitar and singing at various country music jams throughout central Maine. She was voted the 2015 traditional country senior female vocalist of the year for central Maine. Nellie loved music, the musicians and the “magic”!
She is survived by her first husband, Charles G. Clark of Morro Bay, CA; 2 sons, Michael Neal Clark and wife Sonseree of Killeen, Texas and Roger Neal Clark of Yucca Valley, California; 2 grandchildren, Michael “Mickey” Clark (24) and Charles “Chucky” Clark (19) both of Kileen, Texas; a sister, Carol Seamans of Stetson; 3 brothers and their wives, Gerald and Sandy of Naples, Roger and Joelyn of Provo, Utah, and Alton and Roxanne of Westport Island; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by an older sister, Roberta; and 4 younger brothers, Neal, Richard, Francis and Roland.
Funeral services were held 11 AM Thursday, February 18th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Roger Andrews officiating. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of service. Immediately following the funeral, a celebration of life reception was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 59 Libby Hill Road, Newport. Spring committal services will be held at the family lot, North Newport Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LEO T. MICHAUD
CORINNA & GARLAND — Leo T. Michaud, 88, went to be with the Lord February 13, 2016 at his home. He was born June 7, 1927 in Kingfield, the son of Joseph and Aurora (Corey) Michaud. Leo served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Korean conflict, and was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 1603 Lewiston-Auburn.
Leo was a former mill worker and school bus driver. He enjoyed woodworking and volunteered on numerous building and repair projects at his church as well as for friends and relatives. He loved to play cribbage and would play for hours if anyone had the time.
He is survived by his wife Nancy; 2 sons, Leo P. Michaud, Tony and wife Alice Michaud; 4 daughters, April and husband Keith Palmer, Patty Sue and husband Ray Huston, June and husband Al White, and Penny Michaud; a stepdaughter, Brandi; 2 stepsons, Mike and Mark Prescott; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Reggie and wife Lula; 5 sisters, Irene Doliber, Claudia Wallace, Lornia and husband Norman Wood, Rita and husband Bob Hanning, and Mary St. Clair. He was predeceased by a sister, Rose Marie.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
STASIA J. SZUFAT
CORINNA & EXETER — Stasia J. Szufat, 95, died February 11, 2016 at a Hartland nursing home.
She was born March 23, 1920 in Worcester, MA, as daughter of Frank and Mary (Szajer) Witkowski. She had retired as an office manager for a chemical manufacturer in MA. While there she was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worcester, belonged to the Polish Falcons, and was a member of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette Bowling League. Stasia will be remembered as an avid gardener.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn and husband Douglas Pike of Exeter; a granddaughter, Lynn Pike of Hollis; 2 great grandchildren, Katie and Thomas Nishan; and a great great grandson, Michael Nishan; 2 nieces, Mary Sanderson and Linda Higgins; 1 nephew, Joseph Witkowski; and several cousins.
Stasia was predeceased by 2 brothers, Bernard and Chester Witkowski; and a sister Florence Sanderson.
Spring graveside committal services will be held at Exeter Center Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 96262, Washington, DC 20090; or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
PRESTON E. WENTWORTH
HARTLAND — Preston E. Wentworth, 66, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at his home in Hartland.
Preston was born on January 15, 1950, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Wallace and Elizabeth Wentworth. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a woodsman and mechanic by trade.
Preston was the kind of guy that would be willing and able to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family.
He is survived by his siblings, Joyce Landry of Skowhegan, Larry Wentworth and wife, Rachel, of Canaan, Gloria Pease of Skowhegan and Charlene Babnaw of Hartland; nieces and nephews, Freddie, Richard, Raymond, Amy, Crystal, Wanda, Mike, Darcy, Jessica, Jason and Nicole; and many grand nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Rhonda Wentworth; brother-in-law, Michael Babnaw; and nephew, Kevin Babnaw.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Jordan Cemetery, North Hartland Road, Hartland, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating, where he will be laid to rest beside his mom. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.
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JAMES E. HOMSTEAD
PITTSFIELD — James E. Homstead, 67, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Bangor. He was born on March 26, 1948, in Bangor, the son of the late Frank "Bud" and Pathena "Tina" Homstead. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1966. He proudly served our country in the United States Army National Guard.
Jim worked as a commercial fisherman for over 20 years. He owned and operated Homstead Marine Enterprises in Portland. He loved his time on the water and cherished the friends he made during that time in his life. He later worked various jobs in the private sector, and retired in 2010 after working eight years for the Bread of Life Ministries in Augusta, a job he found immensely rewarding.
As a teenager, he played base in various bands, often practicing in his parents' living room. Some of his fondest memories were of playing with the Missing Links. He played in bands through college and always had a story to tell about those days. One of his greatest passions was umpiring softball and baseball. His proudest moment was umpiring in the Girls Little League World Series Tournament in Portland, Oregon in 1997. He also travelled to Poland to umpire in the Little League European Regional Championships. His Little League family was just that - his family.
He is survived by his wife Marcia (Hallett) of Pittsfield; children, Lindsay Homstead McGriff and husband, Ryan, of Charlotte, N.C., David Levesque of Augusta and Patty Levesque of Peabody, Mass.; grandchildren, Ryannah, Rayah and David Jr. "Little D", as well as Little D's mom, Misty Duguay, whom he loved like a daughter; sister, Sandra Cote of Pittsfield, brother, Dean Homstead of Pittsfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many dear friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Bud and Tina Homstead; and his best friend, Fran Kulle who most likely was waiting for him with a new set of golf clubs.
The family receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A funeral service were held at 1:00 p.m., Feb. 11, at the First Baptist Church, Main Street with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. A gathering will follow in the fellowship hall.
To sign an online guestbook and leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com. Care for the Homstead family has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Bread of Life Ministries, 157 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330, in Jim's memory.
ALLEN MURPHY
MILO — Allen Murphy passed away at EMMC on Friday, February 5th, after a short illness, with his family by his side.
Allen was educated in Pittsfield schools where he grew up. The son of William and Kathleen Murphy.
Allen was a kind hearted man who loved his family, camping and being outside. He had many health issues that kept him from being able to work and do all the things he loved to do. He will be missed so very much.
Allen was predeceased by both his parents and an older brother, Richard. Also his wife, Mary of 35 years in 2012.
He leaves a sister, Suzzanne Murphy of Davenport, FL and sister, Sandra Carron of Pittsfield, ME, many nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service in the spring to be announced.
THEODORE M. ERVING
ST. ALBANS — Theodore M. Erving, 74, died January 29, 2016 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born May 17, 1941 in Wellington, a son of Perley and Frances (Stewart) Erving. He worked in construction as a young man and later worked as a woodsman and handsewer for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
In addition to his mother, Frances Libby of Harmony; he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Erving of St. Albans; his children, Donna Stewart and husband Robert, Randy Erving, Robert Erving and wife Mandy, Robin Reynolds and husband Jeffery, all of St. Albans; and a son Gerald Erving and wife Stacy of Burnham; grandchildren, Joshua and Nichole Stewart, Nick and Abbie Reynolds, Amanda Kenny, Heidi Hartsgrove, Amy Thompson, Alison, Alex, Megan, Jeremy, Zach and Morgan Erving; 14 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mildred Huff and Deborah Morrison; 3 brothers, Jeffrey, Lester and Daniel Erving.
Ted was predeceased by his father Perley and brother Donald Erving.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Monday, February 8th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Leonard Reiss officiating. A spring committal service will be held at the Maloon Cemetery, St. Albans. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MILDRED “MILLIE” BUCKLAND
NEWPORT & CORINNA — Mildred Kathleen Buckland, 87, died Sunday morning, January 31, 2016, at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born May 20, 1928 in St. Albans, a daughter of Leland and Sadie (Bubar) Randall. Millie attended Corinna Union Academy and married John H. Buckland October 14, 1945. She was employed at Snowflake Canning Company in Corinna until it was destroyed by fire. She retired as a teller at the Dexter Regional Credit Union. She was a member of the North Newport Christian Church and attended the Corinna United Methodist Church.
Millie is survived by 3 sons, Bruce and wife Susan of Damariscotta, Victor and wife Cecile of Newport, and Valmore and wife Sandra of Hurricane, WV; 2 sisters, Doris Wintle of Dexter, and Glenice Willette and husband Richard of Corinna; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Millie was predeceased by her husband John and a great grandchild Elisha Chapman.
Friends called from 1 PM Thursday, February 4th, until the time of the funeral at 3 PM. Funeral services were held at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Terence McKinley officiating. Spring burial will be in the North Newport Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the North Newport Christian Church, c/o Mrs. Regina Tuttle, 40 Sebasticook Avenue, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
BARBARA (WENTWORTH) BATCHELDER
CORINNA & NEW PORT RICHEY, FL — Barbara Batchelder, 72, died February 1, 2016 at a New Port Richey, Florida hospice.
She was born March 12, 1943 in Dexter a daughter of Parker and Gladyes (Seaney) Wentworth. She graduated from Corinna Union Academy and was employed with the Hilton Hotel chain.
She is survived by 2 sons, Daren Batchelder of Jacksonville, FL, Gavin and wife Sonia Batchelder of Glenburn; a sister Audrey Bolstridge and husband Shirley Williams of Corinna; 2 grandchildren, Hannah and Abigail Batchelder.
Spring graveside committal services will be held at the Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
BRIAN M. LEAVITT
PITTSFIELD — Brian M. Leavitt, 56, died on Friday, January 29, at his home in Pittsfield.
He was born on July 18, 1959, in Lincoln, Maine, the son of Vernard Leavitt and Donna (Burgess) Leavitt York. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1978. He was employed by Sonoco for over 30 years.
Brian was well known for his athletic abilities. He absolutely loved football and basketball and was an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Celtic fan. He was a happy, loving man who gave the best big bear hugs! He was proud of his apple and pear trees that he cultivated for many years. He coached many at the Pittsfield Rec and was always willing to share his pointers with the kids. He loved being with his granddaughters. He was known as Papa, the Man, the Myth and The Legend!
He is survived by his loving wife, Lori Leavitt of Pittsfield; children, Amanda Riendeau and husband, Dan, of Corinna, Brian Leavitt and companion, Ashleigh Richmond, of Pittsfield, Ceilia Weymouth of Pittsfield and Gage Donnell of Pittsfield; granddaughters, Jyllian, Trinity and Susie; stepmother, Janet Leavitt of Lincoln; siblings, Vicki Martin of Pittsfield, Karen Brown of Rhode Island, Joe Leavitt and wife, Yesenia, of Massachusetts, Lucretia Robichaud of Old Orchard Beach, Jamie Cavanaugh of Gray, Rob Tomilson of Bangor and Lisa Tomilson of Lincoln; friend and mother of Amanda and Brian, Connie Jones of Pittsfield; father -in -law and mother-in-law, Dan and Bette Stevens; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Vernard Leavitt; mother and stepfather, Dennis and Donna York; siblings, Craig Leavitt, Phillip Leavitt, Lori Bates, Vernard Leavitt Jr and Gail Leavitt.
The family received friends from 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday, February 2, 2015 at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine. A funeral service was held at 4 PM, Wednesday, February 3, at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Boughman officiating. The family requested that guests come comfortably dressed for services and to wear either Red Sox, Patriots, Celtic or MCI sports attire to honor Brian. A gathering was held at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge following the service. A committal will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
Memorial Donations may be given to the Pittsfield Recreation Department for the benefit of Softball and Baseball Program, c/o Town of Pittsfield, 112 Somerset Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967.
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MILDRED (BICKFORD) SMITH
EXETER & CORINNA — Mildred B. Smith, 72, went home to be with the Lord February 2, 2016. She was born September 19, 1943 in Bangor a daughter of Leslie and Gladys (Davis) Bickford.
After graduating as a LPN from Thayer Nursing School, she became co-owner of Clyde L. Smith Inc. General Store in Exeter for over 25 years. Mildred later was employed at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter.
She is survived by 2 sons, Brent and William; a daughter Melanie Carlson and husband Scott; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mildred was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Alan Smith; and her siblings, Fern and Henry Foshay.
A memorial service and graveside committal will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JOHN H. CURRIER, JR.

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

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