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GERALDINE A. HARRIS
PALMYRA — Geraldine A. Harris, 89, died peacefully with her daughter by her side on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Pittsfield.
Gerry was born on February 19, 1929, in Bangor, Maine, the daughter of the late John and Janice (Burrill) Atherton. She had worked for H.C. Baxter Company of Hartland and Corinna, the Lancey House in Pittsfield and finally retired after 36 years of employment from the Edwards Company in Pittsfield. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Gerry was a strong minded woman with a good heart. In her earlier years, she enjoyed going dancing with her husband, Ray, on Saturday nights. They were both avid BINGO players as well. She loved her morning breakfast with friends at McDonald’s and the Friday lunches at Dysart’s with the girls. She liked watching her shows on television, enjoyed traveling, doing word search books and playing cards with Kendra and Karen, who were her special neighbors that became her second family.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Fortier and her companion, Charlie Knight of Bradenton, Florida; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Ray A. Harris; daughter, Nancy Waldron; sister, Mary Fowler; and brother, George Atherton.
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R. MICHAEL “MICKEY” MARCIA, SR.
NEWPORT — Mickey Marcia, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Newport May 3, 2018. He was born September 23, 1938 in Madison, and graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield in 1956. He was employed by Keyes Fiber for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987.
Mickey spent many summers on China Lake, where he enjoyed boating, waterskiing and fishing. He liked to reminisce with family about his glory days and his speedboats. After retiring he enjoyed fishing from Durham Bridge, relaxing in the sun by his pool, and watching sports with his dogs and a bucket of popcorn.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Barbara (Campbell) Marcia; his children, Sherie (Marcia) Otis and husband Darby, R. Michael Marcia, Jr., Kelly (Wintle) Veazie and husband Rob, Kim (Wintle) McCue and husband Mark, Kevin Wintle and wife Faith; his grandchildren, Ashley (Overlock) Bellows and husband Casey, Justin Veazie and wife Beth, Erica (Overlock) Ratner and husband Hayden, Jenna (Veazie) Blair and husband Jon, Tyler Wintle and fiancée Shelby Pratt, Danielle Otis and fiancé Kyle LeClair, Michaela Otis; and 8 great grandchildren.
The family will have a private celebration of life in June. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

VERNE S. BUBAR
ETNA — Verne S. Bubar, 83, died unexpectedly May 7, 2018 at his Etna residence following a period of declining health. Verne was born in Palmyra, January 10, 1935 the son of Sheldon and Nellie (Fitzsimmons) Bubar. He was a graduate of Carmel High School class of 1953. Verne was a member of the National Guard in Bangor for several years.
He married Joyce A. Conant June 15, 1956. They made their home in Etna.
He was employed as a Mail Contractor delivering mail from Bangor to Exeter and Garland and back for many years. He also raised Broiler chickens form 1957 to 1981. He was employed as a School bus driver for 39 years for the Etna and Dixmont school system.
Verne was a former selectman for the Town of Etna starting as the third selectman and then the first Selectman for many years. Often doing business at his home either in person or taking call at all hours of the day and night.
Verne and Joyce enjoyed vacation road trips either long or short, just seeing new places. They also enjoyed their family camp in Greenville. They also enjoyed attending as many of their grandchildren's activities as they could.
Verne was a member of the Benevolent Masonic Lodge of Carmel, a member of the Scottish Rite of Portland, a member of Anah Shrine of Bangor, and a member of the Tri County Shrine Club.
He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Joyce A. Bubar of Etna, 2 sons, Gerry V. Bubar of Bucksport, Reginald L. Bubar and his wife Tricia of Etna, 1 daughter Doreen A. Bubar and her significant other Stanley Getchell of Etna, six grandchildren; Brock, Britney, Brandi, Alison, Patrick, Erika, several nieces, nephews, and cousins,
He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Kenneth Bubar.
Friends called Wednesday, May 9th, from 4 to 6 PM at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport.
Public Masonic services were conducted 6 PM Wednesday May 9th, by the officers of Benevolent Lodge at the end of the visitation.
Funeral services were conducted 11 AM, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Earnest Campbell officiating. Burial followed at the Etna Cemetery ( off the Stage Road) Etna.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Carmel Alumni Association, 634 Hampden Road, Carmel, Maine 04419.
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ROBERT "BOB" JEAN COWETTE
SANGERVILLE — Robert "Bob" Jean Cowette, 85 of Sangerville, passed April 30, 2018 in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born June 3, 1932 in Skowhegan to Alton Frank and Beulah (Lambert) Cowette. Bob graduated from Skowhegan High School, Class of 1952. He was drafted into the Army in 1953. On July 1, 1961, he married Vyrona (Todd) Cowette. He worked for Norrwock Shoe for over 30 years until he became disabled. In Bob's younger years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, picking berries and fiddleheads with his family. In later years, he enjoyed putting puzzles together. Even though he was disabled, he always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vyrona Cowette; two daughters, Roberta Draper and husband Mike, Jody Noiles and husband Lorne; three grandsons Dana, Trapper and Dwight Noble; two step-grandchildren Travis Noiles and Heather Cookson; three great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Craig Cowette, both parents, his in-laws Glendon and Alice Todd, a sister Rita and her husband Lloyd (Runt) Knowles, three sisters-in-law and one great-step-grandson.
A graveside service was held Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 2 p.m. Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan, Memories and condolences may be shared at www.directcremationofmaine.com.
SANDRA M. CARPENTER
July 13th, 1944 to May 5th, 2018
GARLAND — In loving memory of Sandra M. Carpenter who was originally from Garland, ME passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in her Ocala, FL home after a valiant fight of cancer.
She is predeceased by her parents Annie and Sumner Thompson, her sister: Hildreth Methvin, her two brothers: Earnest and Roger Thompson, her daughter: Mary Robinson, and her loving husband: Ralph Carpenter.
Her survivors include her two sons: Norman Doten and Willis Carpenter, five daughters: Roseanne Zarabozo, Nancy Rider, Pamela Robinson Sandy Morse, and Candy Carpenter, three stepchildren: Cindy Case, Linda Hyde and David LeBeau, 19 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Loving memories will remain in our hearts, she will be deeply missed.
Roberts Bruce West Funeral Homes made the arrangements.
LINWOOD "RED" S. DUNPHY

PITTSFIELD — Linwood “Red” Stephen Dunphy, aka Kemo, 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Pittsfield.
Red was born on July 19, 1933, in Burnham, Maine, the son of the late Hillis and Josephine (Reed) Dunphy. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1950 and proudly served our country in the United States Army in Germany and in Korea. He was employed for over 55 years with Northeast Shoe and San Antonio Shoe in Pittsfield. He was a real estate broker and sold many homes in the Pittsfield area.
Red grew up very simply in Burnham, had a happy childhood and an excellent life. He married Dorothy “Dot” Lancaster on July 19, 1953 and they shared a wonderful married life together. He loved music and was an accomplished trumpet player. He played with his band, the Nite Hawks, at the Bar-L Ranch for many years. He was always fascinated with HO trains and was an avid collector. He enjoyed his yearly snowmobile trips to Canada with his sons and friends. In 1993, he achieved the Snowmobiler of the Year Award from the Maine Snowmobile Association. He had a great love for watching the Red Sox and Patriots and umpired many years for the local Little League and Babe Ruth teams.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 65 years, Dorothy “Dot” Dunphy of Pittsfield; four children, Paul Dunphy of Clinton, James Dunphy and wife Pamela of Pittsfield, Colleen Martin and husband Steve of Pittsfield and Roger Dunphy of Pittsfield; six grandchildren, Celeste Bellerose and husband Jason, Steven Dunphy and wife Maghan, Kory Martin and fiancée Amy Bennett, Bradley Martin and fiancée Gretchen Scholtz, Gavin Dunphy and companion Samantha Turcotte and Justine Dunphy; six great grandchildren, Haley, Lauren, Brayden, Mada, Carli and Daisy; sister, Janice McGowan and husband Bob of Pittsfield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Richard Dunphy, John Dunphy and Reed Dunphy.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. A committal immediately followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, with military honors being presented for his service to our country.
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FRANKLIN J. MCCARTIN
ETNA — Franklin James McCartin, 85, died May 9, 2018 at a Bangor hospital following a brief illness. He was born March 4, 1933 in Providence, RI, a son of Francis and Alice (Roach) McCartin. He graduated from St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, RI and attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Franklin served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Post #105 in Newport. He retired from Whiting & Davis in Plainville, MA.
Franklin is survived by his wife of 20 years, Leona of Etna; a daughter, Michelle Desrosiers of Plainville, MA; a brother, James McCartin of Central Falls, RI; 2 stepsons, Michael Pappas of Cumberland, RI and Stephen Pappas of Seekonk, MA; 2 grandchildren, Angela and Paige Carello of Plainville, MA.
A memorial service with military honors will be held 11 AM, Monday, May 14th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Newport Cultural Center, c/o Town Office, 23 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

JANICE RUTH LAUX
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Janice Ruth Laux, age 97, passed away on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Hibbards Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Mrs. Laux was born in Vineland, New Jersey in 1920. She taught music education in Cumberland County, New Jersey and Middletown, New York. She was an organist for several musical groups in New Jersey and Florida. Mrs. Laux and her husband were faculty members of the Congregational Church Young Peoples Conference at Blairstown Academy in New Jersey, during the summer months. Mrs. Laux and her husband enjoyed spending time at their home in Florida and at their summer camp in Canton, Maine. Recently, she lived at Winterberry Heights in Bangor.
She is survived by her son Dr. J. Kenneth Laux and his wife Donna of Pittsfield, Maine, as well as granddaughters Jessica, Amity, and Anna. Her four great-granddaughters Ashley, Erin, Ava, and Regan reside in Portland, Maine.
She was predeceased by her husband Fred.
A funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 10 AM in the new chapel at Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine. Interment will immediately follow. Online condolences can be given to the family at www.joesrichandbarnes.com.

KEITH LESTER “PING” PINGREE
DEXTER — Keith Lester “Ping” Pingree, 81, passed away at home after a short courageous battle with lung cancer on April 27, 2018. He was born February 13, 1937, in Hartland, a son of Lester and Ruth (Nutting) Pingree. He graduated From Dexter High School, Class of 1956.
His first job was for the highway department for the town of Dexter and later at Dexter Shoe Company as a cutter. Keith spent many years in the Millinocket area doing dozer work. He worked on John Travolta’s private airport, Hibbard Nursing Home grounds, the Sedomocha School and many others. His joy was doing ground work and building farm ponds for various construction companies. Keith started work for Bridge Construction in 1979, where he worked for 21 years. He started as a loader operator and then became the foreman in the portable hot top plant. It was Ping that would oversee the setting up and running the plant to produce hot top for the paving crew, then tear it down and move to another town, which he did all over Maine. When the plant was sold, he went back to being a loader operator and other various jobs within the company, including working on cranberry bogs in Cherryfield. Ping was a quiet man but enjoyed family times. He loved fishing in the Shirley area, hunting, and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife Leola (Hewes) Pingree; a daughter, Jean Moreno and husband Andres; 2 sons, K. David Pingree, and Robert “Ping” Pingree and his significant other Tina; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Pingree; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren with 1 more expected in June; a brother Jesse and wife Marion Pingree and their children, Paul and Kevin; special friends Fred Tyler, Keith Gudroe, and Jeff Worster. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Robert; sister Phyllis; his son, Roger K. Pingree; nephew, Mark; special friends, Richard “Hambone” Ham and Bobby Mountain.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the VNA Hospice and nurses Marge, Dolly, Ily and Nancy.
At Keith’s request there will be no services. A private graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Donations in his memory may be made to Sarah’s House, 346 Main Road, Holden, Maine 04429. Those who wish may leave written tributes at Crosby&Neal.com.

ELIZABETH L. CAREY
HARTLAND — Elizabeth L. (Bizeau) Carey, 102, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Skowhegan.
She was born on May 27, 1915, in St. Albans, Maine, the daughter of the late Viola Cully and Thomas McKenzie. She had worked at Baxter Canning Company, Scott Webb Memorial Hospital and Sanfield Rehab and Nursing in Hartland, Maine. She enjoyed working in her garden and helping others when she could. She was a member of the Hartland First Baptist Church and the Senior Citizens Club of Hartland.
She is survived by her son, Gordon Bizeau of St. Albans; sister, Eva Baird of Florida; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special grandson, Sid Bizeau; and three very special friends, Beverly Blais, Pat Curtis and Jessica Kennedy.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Sydney Bizeau; her second husband, Charles Carey; son Joseph Bizeau and his wife, Gertrude; daughter, Margaret Gardner; grandson, Gary Gardner; granddaughter, Nancy Simpson; sister, Kay Tucker; and two brothers, Alva Cully and Earl Cully.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Hartland First Baptist Church, 10 Elm Street in Hartland, Maine, with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. A committal will immediately follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, in Hartland. Following the committal there will be a gathering in the church fellowship hall and all are welcome.
A special thank you to the staff at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Elizabeth.
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TRESSA E. HARTFORD
DEXTER — Tressa E. Hartford, widow of Leo D. Hartford, died April 16, 2018 at home in Windsor, CT, with her daughter and her dear friend, Sandra Maragnano, by her side. She was born April 10, 1926 in Exeter, Maine, daughter of John and Margaret Rockwell. She lived in Exeter until 1946 when she married Leo and moved to Dexter, Maine. In 1954, they moved with their children to CT, living in New Haven, Enfield and then Windsor, where Tressa resided for the last 50 of her 92 years. After graduating from Corinna Union Academy in Maine in 1945, Tressa went to NYC to be trained to care for children in a children's hospital. She discovered, as much as she loved children, she couldn't bear their suffering. She returned to Maine to study hairdressing and cosmetology, later opening a salon in the home her husband built in Dexter. While in Enfield, she worked at Bradlees Dept. Store for six years. After moving to Windsor, Tressa was employed by the Travelers in Hartford from 1967 until retiring in 1988.
Tressa was predeceased by her husband; her father and step-mother, Laura Bubar; her mother, Margaret Webber, and step-father John Webber; and her brother, Benjamin Rockwell.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Karkowski and husband Laurence of Windsor; her son, Douglas Hartford and wife Karen of Anchorage, AK; her sister, Virginia Dorman of Exeter, ME; her three grandchildren and their spouses: Amy Goldberg and Benjamin of Williamsburg, VA; Kayla Ratz and Ian of Colorado Springs, CO; Jonathan Hartford and Elena of Anchorage, AK; her four great-grandchildren: Alexander and Richard Goldberg of Williamsburg; Elena and Espen Ratz of Colorado Springs; her “honorary” granddaughter, Rachel Maragnano of Windsor; and many nieces and nephews.
Tressa loved many things: decorating for holidays, especially Christmas with her Snowbaby and Santa collections; waiting with all her neighbors on her porch for children to arrive Halloween evenings; shopping for gifts and especially giving them; tending and enjoying her flowering plants during the warm months; collecting Snowbabies, miniature ceramic shoes, wooden ducks, butterfly items, and anything resembling a frog, provided it wasn't alive! Most of all she loved people - her family, her friends and their families, as well as people she met of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The last year of her life, her love yielded many new friends. In July she began asking everyone who helped her in any way to sign a large world map marking their place of birth. She gathered 105 signatures from all over the world on five continents. Her parting words to all were always, “Love you.” Those words will echo as a remembrance of her whenever heard by those who loved her.
Tressa's family wishes to thank the many friends of hers and ours who have done so much for all of us during her illness and following her passing. As was her wish, there will be no visitations or service. Burial will take place in Exeter Center Cemetery in Exeter, Maine, at the time of her sister's passing. In Tressa's memory, please be as generous with acts of kindness and love for others as she was, for love is to be given away, not kept within. To send notes of condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL A. SNOWMAN
HARTLAND — Michael Alan Snowman, 65, died April 23,2018 (his 66th birthday) at his residence. He was born April 23rd 1952 in Hartland, a son of Alver “Pinky” and Fay (Hopkins) Snowman. He graduated in the first class of Nokomis Regional High School in 1970. Mike loved the town of Saint Albans and spent his summers at Great Moose Pond in Hartland. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and serving his community. He earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout and often shared his love for the outdoors with his family.
There was nothing of greater importance to him than his family and handing down his legacy of strong faith, hard work and dedication to a task well done. He found satisfaction from supporting the accomplishments of his wife, children, and grandchildren as well as spending time with family at Great Moose Pond.
One his most gratifying accomplishments was the recognition of the third-generation family business he dedicated his life to being recognized by the 125-state legislature on the businesses 50th anniversary. He strived to provide quality customer service, enjoyed working with his sons in family business and giving back to his community.
He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Helen (Nutter) Snowman; 2 sons, Seth and wife Nikki and Brady and wife Elisha, all of St. Albans; a daughter Erika and husband William Pierce, Jr. of Fairfield; a sister Londa and husband Brian Dunton of Hartland; 6 grandchildren, Chloe, Donovan, Kassie, Cooper, Julia and Faith. Following his retirement and until his death Michael focused on his family, investing time, wisdom and support into the lives of his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service was held at 10 AM Saturday, April 28th, at the Hartland First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Burial will be in St. Albans later in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

MILDRED C. SANBORN
PALMYRA — Mildred C. Sanborn, 97, died peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Hartland.
She was born on July 3, 1920, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of Justin and Anna (Smith) Cooley. She graduated from Hartland Academy as the salutatorian with the class of 1938. She was the oldest surviving graduate of the school. After graduation, she joined her father in the poultry farming business and continued the business after he died. She married Robert Sanborn in 1952 and together they raised their family.
Mildred devoted her life to caring for her home and family. Her home was the one her parents purchased in 1931. She remained active her entire life including plowing her own yard into her 70’s and mowing, raking and shoveling snow into her mid 90’s. Over the years people would constantly stop her daughter and say they had seen her outside doing these tasks and ask “how old is she now?” while being totally amazed at her continued good health and ability to maintain such an active lifestyle. She was one of a kind!
She is survived by her son, Philip Sanborn and wife Janet of Hartland; daughter, Kimberly Tozier of Palmyra; granddaughter, Nicole Sanborn and boyfriend Ryan Hutchins of St. Albans; great grandchildren, Madison Bubar and Kyle Bubar of St. Albans; stepson, Paul Sanborn and wife Kathy of Seneca, SC; and stepdaughter, Janice Wardwell and husband Joel of Bucksport; and her favorite granddogs, Abby and Bear, who were very special to her.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert Sanborn; sister, Edith Hutchinson and her husband, Seldon “Tim”; son-in-law, Frank Tozier Jr; stepson, Robert Sanborn Jr and his wife, Diane “Jill”; and close friend, Doris Lary.
Phil and Janet would like to mention their love and appreciation to Kim who had provided endless care to mom allowing her to be able to live at home which added to her quality of life. Staying at home was very important to mom and the last few years were very hard. Kim remained a pillar of strength throughout the entire time.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sanfield Living & Rehab in Hartland and Dr. Peck for the wonderful care provided during the last five months of her life.
A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, Hartland, with the Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. There will be a gathering following the service and all are welcome.
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LYNN V. OLIVER
DETROIT — Lynn V. Oliver, 68, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Pittsfield.
Lynn was born on August 23, 1949, in Skowhegan, Maine, the son of the late Kenneth and Grace (Stapleford) Oliver. He attended Anson schools and served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. After his discharge, he traveled the country by hitchhiking and worked different jobs along the way to make a living. Lynn retired after 20 years of employment at Brunswick Naval Air Station.
Lynn was a bookseller and owned and operated various shops throughout his life. He was proud that he made his first book sale when he was only fifteen years old. He was an avid reader, had a great memory for authors and loved music, especially folk and the blues. He enjoyed wearing fedora hats and was a very dedicated Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his two sons, Christopher (CJ) Flood of Florida and Scott Oliver of Arizona; grandson, Garrett Oliver; siblings, Kerry Oliver of Colorado, Glen Oliver of Maine and Rachel Mullen and husband Frank of Lyman; companion, Joan Bradley and her family of Detroit; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Winston Oliver.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Detroit Meeting House, c/o Cyndra Knowles, 251 North Road, Detroit, Maine, 04929.
A graveside service will be held in the month of May at the Sunset Cemetery, Pleasant Street, North Anson, Maine. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.
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JACQUELINE CYNTHIA (CATES) CHASE
BURNHAM — Jacqueline Cynthia (Cates) Chase, 83, died peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the home of her son, Clint and wife Laria, in Burnham.
She was born on September 19, 1934, in Waterville, Maine, the youngest of six children born to George Albert Cates and Frances Emily (Wing) Cates. Jackie grew up in Clinton and went to the local schools. She married the love of her life, Delmont Leslie Chase Sr, known to her as Nort, on January 28, 1953.
They had 11 children and while raising her family she went back to school and earned her diploma from Nokomis Regional High in Newport in 1973. Most of her busy life was spent in the Burnham area as a homemaker and devoted wife of 59 wonderful years. She worked at the Northeast Shoe Factory and also served as a teacher’s aide in the Head Start program in Pittsfield.
Jackie loved singing along to her music, going to dances with a friend, participating in Bingo night, chatting with family and friends and playing cards with all that could fit around the table. She was a kind, generous soul with abundant compassion, always finding time to listen. She had a good sense of humor and it was a joy to hear her laugh. Jackie loved her children with a fierce passion. She enjoyed reminiscing of times past with those that came for visits. Time spent with the younger children with hugs and kisses would make her day! Latter days were spent doing Circle a Word books, singing along to favorite CDs, watching game shows on TV, taking naps and Saturday night country music shows. She enjoyed sitting outside on a warm summer day and was intrigued sitting by the window by the many birds and squirrels that came to the feeder as the days grew cold.
Jackie was predeceased by her loving husband Delmont; her baby boy Breck; her son Jerry; and her daughter Carol (Tonka) Chase.
Jackie leaves behind sons and daughters and their families: Diane Alton of Pittsfield, David Chase and wife Beverly of Burnham, Juanita Carrow and husband Jody of Dixmont, Marcia Chase of Clinton, Jolene Chase of Burnham, Clint Chase and wife Laria, of Burnham, Delmont Chase Jr and girlfriend Christine Karl of Burnham and Brent Chase and wife Amy of Burnham. There are many beloved grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and those she took under her wings throughout the years. Whether known as Mom, Gram, Auntie or Sis, that void is great. Jackie will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
A graveside committal will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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GEORGE A. SCOTT
CAMBRIDGE — George Allen Scott, 78, died unexpectedly April 12, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1939 in Newtown, CT, a son of Samuel and Helen (Sedor) Scott. He served in the U.S. Army for 4 years, stationed in France for 3 of those years.
George was known by many for his quick wit and always seemed to know when someone needed a laugh. He loved spending time with his family and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a past vice president of the Bluegrass Association of Maine.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Sandra and husband Dave Blake of Dexter and Kathy Scott of Cambridge; a brother, Sam of CT; grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Nicole “Shortstack” and husband Gary of Birch Harbor, Matthew “Boots”, Christine “Shoes”, and Geneva, all of Dexter; great granddaughter, Eva “Little One”, whom he loved to the moon and back. George was predeceased by his wife Gale and a sister Nancy.
A memorial service will be held at 4 PM Saturday, April 28th at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 59 Main Street, Dexter, with Pastor George Dever officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

LEONA A. SMITH
PITTSFIELD — Leona A. Smith, 94, died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Brewer, Maine.
Leona was born on February 21, 1924, in Pawnee Rock, Kansas, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Rich) Woelk. She worked at the New Central Furniture Company, Pittsfield Public Library and 16 years as a receptionist for Dr. Ernest Stein.
Leona loved to read and do crossword puzzles. She was an avid bowler until she turned 91. She was very community orientated being a former Cub Scout Den Mother, Noble Grand Rebekahs, President Past Noble Grand, Past President Universalist Mothers Club and Past President Parent Teacher Association.
She is survived by her sons, Grayln Smith and wife Annette of Greenville, Kevin Smith and wife Deborah of Pittsfield and Warren Smith of Westbrook; daughter-in-law, Nadine Smith of Apollo, Florida; four grandchildren, Adam and wife Melissa, Elizabeth, Corey and wife Kim and Nicole and husband James; six great grandchildren, Abigail, Agaba, Bodhl, James Jr, Sean and Isabelle; brother, William Woelk and wife Charlotte of Sheridan Lake, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Smith Bowling and her husband, E. Lee Bowling; son, Marlin Smith; brothers, Henry, Albert, Fred, Clarence, Lewis and Arthur; and sisters, Ruth and Lena.
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BEVERLY JEAN EDGERLY
DEXTER — Beverly Jean (Sawtelle) Edgerly passed away April 17, 2018, at the age of 88. She was born in Dexter, a daughter to Earl and Louise (Bates) Sawtelle. Jean attended Dexter schools and also Farmington Teacher's College until 1950 when she married her first love, Robert Edgerly. She worked at local textile mills, Reny's and retired from the Town of Dexter. She was a member of local organizations and cherished those friendships.
Jean moved to Parkman in 2008 with her second love, Harold Kimball, where she became a beloved member of his family. Jean held warm memories of her many friends and extended family members. She found great joy in sharing her hunting, fishing, four wheeling, family gatherings and traveling adventures. She always had a plan.
Her wish is to thank God for the enduring love of her husband and her children: Beverly Wooster and husband, Everett; Stephen Edgerly and wife, Lorrie; Roger Edgerly and wife, Diane; and Jim Paradis and his wife, Carla. Jean dearly cherished her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Elmer Sawtelle. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Edgerly; sisters, Mildred Carson and Violet Carson; and brother, George Wayne Sawtelle.
At Jean’s request, a graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
EDWARD C. NICHOLS
PITTSFIELD — Edward C. Nichols, 96, died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Pittsfield.
Edward was born on March 12, 1922, in St. Albans, Maine, the son of Wallace and Josephine (Hinton) Nichols. He graduated from Hartland Academy with the class of 1940 and proudly served our country in the United States Army 678th Salvage Collection and was stationed in New Guinea-Philippines during World War II. He married Pauline Eaton on March 20, 1954 and they shared 61 years of marriage.
Ed held several jobs over the years working at Boynton Chevrolet from 1950-1959, Northeast Shoe Shop from 1963-1974, and from 1973-1984, he was a self-employed carpenter working beside his good friend, Glen Braley Jr. He was a kind and gentle soul, very witty and fun to be with. He enjoyed hard work and had a gift of buying and flipping homes. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed so very much.
He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Seekins and husband, Steve, of Hartland, Joleen Booth and husband, Robert, of Toano, Virginia and Janet Quint of Pittsfield; son-in-law, Thomas Quint of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Stephanie Floyd and husband, Jon, Spencer Seekins and wife, Cathy, Shelby Maloon, Ryan Craig and wife, Kate, Addie Woodbury, Arlo Quint and wife, Christa, Tyson Quint and wife, Megan, and Amber Quint, who was very special to her grandfather; 11 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brother, Frank Nichols and wife Jeannie of Hartland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Pauline; and siblings, Gilbert Nichols, Ruth London and Alice Loring.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, May 19, at the Maloon Cemetery in St. Albans. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. A gathering will follow and all are welcome.
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RICHARD E. BRICKEY
PALMYRA — Richard Earl Brickey, 86, died April 16, 2018 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born November 4, 1931 in Holden, MA, a son of Earl and May (Brothers) Brickey. He graduated from Leominster [MA] High School and served in the Army National Guard. He was employed at the Norton Company. Richard and his wife Marion moved to Palmyra in 1998.
He and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States. In his younger years he was an avid motorcycle rider and raced stock cars.
There will be no services in the area. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
GENEVIEVE C. EMERY
DETROIT — Genevieve C. Emery, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Pittsfield.
She was born on September 28, 1939, in Blaine, Maine, the daughter of the late Lee and Cassie (Garrison) Gustin. She attended elementary schools in both Mars Hill and Blaine and graduated from Newport High School with the class of 1957. She was employed as a correctional officer at Somerset County Jail for 27 years.
Genevieve had a deep love for her husband, Richard. They were married over 50 years. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. Her passion was singing and playing the piano. She was very social and also liked to dance. She enjoyed decorating, gardening and having tea parties. She loved God, was faithful to church and always enjoyed fellowshipping with His people.
She is survived by her children, Tammy Lasselle of Pittsfield, Bryan K. Emery and his wife, Kristi, of Detroit and Dirk C. Emery of Detroit; grandchildren, Brandon Lasselle and wife Stacey, Alishia Lasselle, Julie Lasselle, Jacob Hunt, Hannah Emery and Slade K. Emery; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Richard Emery; her brothers, Gordon, Gerald, Lawrence (Toots), Harrison and Aldine Gustin; and her sisters, Hilda Townsend, Lillian Adair and Alma Cowen.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 PM, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 3 PM, Sunday, April 22, at the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Bagley officiating. A gathering followed the service at the funeral home. A committal will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 2, at the Detroit Village Cemetery, Detroit, Maine.
The family would like to express a sincere heartfelt thank you to the staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the wonderful, compassionate care given not only to their mother, but also to them.
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JOYCE E. WINTLE
DEXTER — Joyce (McGowan) Wintle, 92, went home to be with her Lord on April 6, 2018. She was born October 13, 1925 in Hartland, a daughter of Frank and Lala (McCormick) McGowan. She attended Hartland schools and later completed her G.E.D. Joyce met her husband James in Corinna at a roller skating rink. They were married on December 7, 1942.
They bought a farm in Ripley converting it to a chicken farm. They raised chickens there for a number of years and then moved to Dexter buying a larger farm and expanding their business. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter. She was a 69 year member of the Ripley Homemaker’s Extension. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting. She volunteered her talents to Hospital Chaplaincy and the Linus Project, donating many items and quilts that she had made. She also donated toys for the Dexter Christmas for Kids for many years.
She is survived by 2 sons, Galen and wife Gayanne of Dexter, Frank and wife Annmarie of New York; and a daughter in law, Patti Wintle of St. Albans; 3 daughters, Susan Packard of Dexter, Sandra Blaney and husband Gene of St. Albans, Darlene King and husband Jack of Levant; grandchildren, Scott, Stephen, David, Michael, Craig and Joshua Wintle, James Ogden, Shawn Taylor, Tonja Lary, Jessica Bracey, Pamela Hartley and April Wintle; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and step grand and great grandchildren.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband James; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Thornton McGowan, Clive McGowan and Vivian Russell; 1 son Calvin Wintle and wife Lana; 2 grandsons Mark Wintle and Jason Ogden; 1 great grandson Tyler Wintle; and 1 son in law, Norman Packard.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 AM Wednesday, April 11th, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter, with the Rev. Stan Griffin officiating. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of the funeral. A time of fellowship and refreshments was held at the church following the services.
Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, later in the spring. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to Christmas for Kids, c/o Dexter Town Office, 23 Main Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
LAWRENCE V. SWEATT, JR.
PITTSFIELD — Lawrence V. Sweatt, Jr., 77, died on Tuesday, April 10, with his wife and grandchildren by his side, in Bangor.
Larry was born on February 14, 1941, in Temple, Maine, the son of Lawrence and Lillian (Pressey) Sweatt, Sr. He attended Farmington High School and married Sharon Kimball on November 14, 1959. They shared 58 years of marriage.
Larry worked at Northeast Shoe for about ten years. He retired from H.E. Sargent after working construction and driving truck for over twenty years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. One of his favorite places to visit was Hawaii and he and Sharon made five special trips there. He was a strong man, an excellent wood worker and took great pride in his home. He was a super grandfather, wonderful neighbor and was a faithful care giver to his wife.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Sweatt of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Stephanie Sweatt and Collin Sweatt, both of Farragut, Tennessee; brother, Spencer Sweatt and wife Connie of Fort Myers, Florida; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a loving son, Stacey Sweatt.
A time of visiting was held from 1 to 3 PM, with a funeral service that immediately followed at 3 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. A luncheon followed. A time of committal will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, where he will be laid to rest beside his son, Stacey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Larry’s memory.
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DUAINE C. ADKINS, JR.
Dixmont — Duaine Adkins, Jr., 51, died unexpectedly April 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1966 in Skowhegan, a son of Duaine and Iola (Phair) Adkins, Sr. He served 6 years in the U.S. Army and was honored to be part of the honor guard. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, and received his Master’s Degree in Education in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Duaine was a member of the Maine State Teacher’s Association and held multiple teaching positions. He was especially gifted in mathematics. Duaine will be remembered as devoted to his students and will be sadly missed by his family. At the time of his death, he taught at Somerset Valley Middle School in Hartland.
He is survived by his mother, Iola Badger; his siblings, Jeanie Merritt, and her children, Christopher and Patrick; Rose St. Louis and her children, Brandon and Rachel; Timothy Adkins and his children, Draven, Jordan, Destiny and Abby; and Holly Adkins and her child Kirstie Bush; his uncle and aunt Jerry and Brenda Phair, and their children Jerry L. Phair and Robin L. Phair; and a number of grand nieces and nephews.
A private celebration of life will be held. Interment will be in the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the scholarship fund at Somerset Valley Middle School, 45 Blake Street, Hartland, ME 04943. Written condolences may be expressed at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ALBERT W. COOKSON
BRADFORD & DEXTER — Albert Cookson, 81, died April 12, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. He was born July 21, 1936 in Milo, a son of Albert and Mabel (Tarr) Cookson.
He is survived by 2 sons, Eugene and wife Claudette Cookson, and Albert Cookson, all of Bradford; 2 daughters, Linda and husband Ralph Woodbury and Dale and husband James Johnson, all of Dexter; a sister, Lillian and husband Richard Wright of MA; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Dolores.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, April 18th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, where friends may call from noon until the time of services. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, later in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
HERBERT A. REYNOLDS, JR
Etna — Herbert "Sonny'' Reynolds, JR, 76, of Etna, Maine, passed away, Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by those who loved him most.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1453 W. Plymouth Road, Etna, Maine, 04434, where Sonny resided with his wife of 42 years. Family and friends are encouraged to stop by and share a fond memory.
Sonny was born on April 1, 1942 in Plymouth, Maine to Herbert and Myrtle (Malcolm) Reynolds, SR. He attended school in Milford, Maine. On July 6, 1976 he married his best friend and soul mate Suzanne L. Sherrard in Bangor, Maine. Sonny was employed at The Irving Tannery, Dexter Shoe Company, ran his own auto repair garage and drove school bus for MSAD #48 and #38 for over 18 years when he then retired as the Transportation Supervisor for MSAD #38. Being an "April Fools" baby, he was known for always telling a good joke, he could make anyone laugh. Sonny was an avid hunter and fisherman and when not doing either of those you could find him working around the house or on his tractor. One of his most favorite sayings are "you'll be alright".
Sonny is survived by his wife, Suzanne, five children, Scott Leeman and wife Kimberly of Etna, Maine, Carrie Willey and boyfriend Joseph McGlinchey of Pittsfield, Maine, Oscar Reynolds, SR and wife Jessica of Etna, Maine, Herbert Reynolds III and wife Emmanuella of Winterport, Maine, Stacy Foss and husband John of Ellsworth, Maine; grandchildren, Sebastian, Chloe, Cassidy, Kendrah, Henry, Oscar JR, Oakley, Patty, Herbert IIII, Nathan, Christopher; great grandchildren, Avrey, Kingslee, Beau and Nora; sisters, Verna Hodgdon and husband Roger of Troy, Maine, Barbara Mooney and husband Bill of Friendship, Maine, Brenda LaGasse of Floyd, Virginia, Shirley Curtis and husband Merrill, SR of Etna, Maine, Donna Oberdoff of Etna, Maine, and brother, Larry Reynolds of Etna, Maine and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, Herbert SR and Myrtle, sister Alice Ceschia and his loving companion Elmo.
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GILBERT G. MACDOUGAL
PITTSFIELD — Gilbert G. MacDougal, best known as Gib, 85, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 30, 2018, in Pittsfield.
Gib was born on November 29, 1932, in Ripley, Maine, the son of the late George and Muriel (Bane) MacDougal. He married Joan Rines on June 29, 1957 and they shared 60 years of marriage. He was employed for many years as a truck driver for the Department of Transportation.
Gib was very social and enjoyed visiting and talking with friends. He liked bowling, being around big trucks, mowing his lawn and loved being a “Pappy” to his grandkids.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joan MacDougal of Pittsfield; two daughters, Darlene Southard and husband, Todd and Carlene Winslow and husband, David, all of Pittsfield; five grandchildren, Jarid Southard, Cody Southard, Sierra Sinclair and her fiancé Cody Lasselle, Jacob Winslow and Jenna Winslow; a sister, Gloria Cota of Pittsfield; nephews, nieces, cousins and special friends; and his two fur babies, Gus and Sunshine.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Glen MacDougal.
The family would like to say a special thank you to both Care & Comfort and Beacon Hospice for their outstanding services and for the loving care given to Gib.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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LINDA ANN STRIGA
PALMYRA — Linda Ann Striga, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Palmyra.
She was born on June 10, 1948, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Ferreira) Pinkos. She graduated from Attleboro High School in Massachusetts. She worked for many years as a waitress in the local restaurants and later on she did home health care for the elderly.
Linda enjoyed going to the area thrift shops. She loved to dress up and wear fancy and fuzzy clothes. She liked dancing, making kids smile, drinking coffee (especially at Tim Horton’s) and watching T.V. She loved visiting with the elderly community and easily made close friends.
She is survived by her husband, Steven Striga of Palmyra; her two daughters, Wendy Mayhew and her companion Ashley Powers of Southwest Harbor and Joanne Salisbury and her husband Chip of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Connor Mayhew of Southwest Harbor, Bradley Salisbury of Pittsfield and Corey Salisbury of Palmyra; twin brothers, Daniel Pinkos and Donald Pinkos and wife Jane and their children, Matthew and Faith, all of Attleboro, Massachusetts; and her two dogs, Poppins and Sesi.
She was predeceased by her parents and two of her special dogs, Joe and Sadie.
A celebration of her life will be held by her family at a later date.
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RICHARD L. NORTON
HARMONY — Richard L. Norton, 83, died April 1, 2018, at a Bangor hospital. He was born March 25, 1935, in New Vineyard, the son of Helen Gowen. Richard was raised by Clyde Brasier and Shirley Norton. He worked many years in the woods with his son, Dennis, and at one point they were the top woodcutters in the state. His favorite place was Kingsbury Pond and he enjoyed his time spent there with his son, Steven and Steven’s partner, Darrin Cowette. Richard loved being outside and would sit happily on the porch from sun up to sun down. He always enjoyed time spent with his great-grandchildren, Ciara, Lilly, Leyah, and Landon, and will always be remembered for his special bond with his daughter, Vickie.
Richard was predeceased by his wife, Julia (Stewart) Norton, and two sons, Steven and Richard “Dicky” Boutilier. He is survived by three sons, Roger Boutilier and his partner, Donna Melvin, of Dexter, David Boutilier and his wife, Susan, of Corinna, and Dennis Boutilier and his wife, Ola, of Abbot; five daughters, Linda Herrick and her husband, Irving, of Harmony, Rosie Washburn and her husband, Wayne, of Dexter, Sandra Lawler and her husband, Larry, Christine Gifford, and Vickie Boutilier, all of Harmony; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including special granddaughters, Brandy Boutilier, and Felicia Boutilier and her husband, Matthew Maloon, all of Harmony; a special son-in-law, Howard Gifford of Harmony; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Tony Stewart of Pittsfield.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Lary Funeral Home, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. A graveside funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018, with Rev. Levi Pratt officiating, at the North Road Cemetery, Harmony. After the interment, a gathering will be held at Vickie’s home, 17 Cooley Road, Harmony. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
BERL M. DUNIVAN
PLYMOUTH — Berl Dunivan, 88, died March 31, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 11, 1929 in Dixmont, a son of James “Will” and Viola (Leavitt) Dunivan.
He worked as a millwright for Stone and Webster at Great Northern Paper Company, and later, for the Cianbro Corporation. He also worked in construction, built his own home, and trained and boarded horses for harness horse racing. Berl was a former fire chief for the Town of Plymouth and was a past member of the Plymouth Grange. He also enjoyed baseball, hunting, fishing and family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley (McAtee) Dunivan of Plymouth; his children, Gail (Kerbon) Littlefield of Corinna, Colleen (Harry) deCastro of Rehoboth, MA, Luanne (Sol) Pelkey of Palmyra, Cindy (Tim) Baird of Newport, and Jerry (Lori) Dunivan of Plymouth; 13 grandchildren, Jodi and Andrea Pelkey, Laura (Ryan) Walsh, Rachel (Jay) Sharkey, Amy (Dan) Warren, Nicole (Chris) Brown and Megan deCastro, Nathan, Adam (Heidi) , Alex and Jenna Baird, Libby and Lexi Dunivan; 5 great grandchildren, James and Madelyn Sharkey, Emily and Thomas Warren, and Cole Walsh.
He was predeceased by siblings, Lola, Oral, Theo and Dale.
Graveside committal services will be held at the Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth, at 11 AM Saturday, May 19th. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Honor Roll Monument fund, c/o Plymouth Town Office, P.O. Box 130, Plymouth, ME 04969.
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GLENDA KNOWLTON GRAHAM
BLANCHARD — Glenda Jeanne Knowlton Graham, 74, left us peacefully Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home. She was born August 5, 1943, at home in Blanchard, the daughter of Leon and Celia (Perry) Knowlton. Soon after Glenda graduated from Piscataquis Community High School, she traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, to study for her career in dentistry. To pay her way through college she worked part time as a model and medical assistant. After college, Glenda came back home and met her husband of 26 years, Denny Graham of Greenville. For many years, she worked as a dental hygienist under Dr. Norman Hill in Dover-Foxcroft. Glenda enjoyed watching her hummingbirds every summer, and spending time with her family.
Glenda is survived by her daughter, Keli Graham-Grant, and her husband, Arnold Grant, Jr. and she was a proud “Grammie” to Brady and Cooper Grant, all of Blanchard. Additionally, she is survived by her brother, Daryl Knowlton; three sisters-in-law, Joyce, Pamela, and Gloria Knowlton; a very special niece, Christine Sargent; close friend, Louise Vainio; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Wayne, Colby, Melvin, and Donald Knowlton, and sister, Jackie Hansen.
The family wishes to thank CHCS Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Glenda through her illness.
Services will be private. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
PATRICIA-JO (BUTLER) GRIFFITH
NORRIDGEWOCK — Patricia-Jo (Butler) Griffith of Etna, Maine, known as Trish, passed away on March 27th, 2018 suddenly at the age of 38. Trish was the daughter of Dawn (Shaw) Stanley. Trish was a free spirit who enjoyed singing, dancing, and enjoying life. Trish will be forever remembered by her daughters Ashley, Elizebeth, BreAnna, and Jasmine; her siblings Preston, Matthew, Detrick, Anita, and Fiancé Stephen. A celebration of life will be held during the upcoming summer months. Anyone who would like to attend can contact close family members. Memorial donations in memory of Trish can be made to The GoFund Me page that is currently active or can be made to Ashley Griffith- 25059 Cooper Avenue, Calcium NY, 13616.
DONALD T. BRIGGS
PLYMOUTH — Donald Briggs, 73, died March 30, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 11, 1944 in Smithfield, Rhode Island, a son of Ernest and Bertha (Rathier) Briggs.
After receiving an Associate’s Degree, Don started work at Electric Boat in Groton, CT in 1962. In 1973 he transferred to Quonset Point as an occupational safety and health supervisor, and during the last 5 years of his career, was supervisor for the trade school.
He was an exceptional man and will be missed by all who knew him. He will especially be missed by his “K-9’s”, Max, Jake, Ben and Izzy. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and generally being outdoors. Don was a communicant of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, St. Agnes Church in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his wife, Diane (Lamb) Briggs; son Don Briggs, Jr., sisters Dot Tuahan and Carol Main, a brother, Richard Briggs, granddaughter Jocilyn Newton, and 2 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Victoria Briggs, step mom, Faye Briggs, brother Ernest “Sonny” Briggs, Jr., and sisters Pauline Rogers, Helen Whitford and Marion Brown.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
STEPHANIE GAIL (PERKINS) CYR
DETROIT — Stephanie G. Cyr, 55, of Detroit, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Auburn, ME.
She was born October 3, 1962 in Dexter. Daughter of Kenneth and Donna (Thompson) Perkins of Detroit. She attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield and graduated from Kennebeck Valley Community College in Fairfield, where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.
She was very talented and enjoyed making crafts and the arts. She was an avid reader and New England Patriots fan.
Surviving family members include her daughter, Crystal Richards of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother and sister-in-law Jeffrey and Sandra Perkins of Pittsfield; nieces Sadie Perkins of Portland, Carrie (Perkins) and husband Ryan Deschenes; great nephew, Harper of Cumberland; her bestie, Glen Williams; and dear friend, Linda Stevens.
The family will hold a private ceremony later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Penquis Maine Families (home visiting program) P.O. Box 1162, Bangor, ME 04402-1162.
VIRGINIA WHEELER MARTIN
VEAZIE — Virginia Wheeler Martin, 91, formerly of Hartland, died peacefully at Ross Manor in Bangor, with family by her side on Monday, April 2, 2018. The last week of her life was filled with visits by family and friends who reminisced with her, reminding her of special memories.
She was born on December 27, 1926, in St. Albans, Maine, the daughter of Harold and Mabel (Wood) Wheeler. She married Selden J. Martin on June 26, 1946 and they shared 67 years together. She graduated from Hartland Academy in 1945. Before marrying Selden, she taught in a one room school house. Over the remaining years she raised her family while running an egg farm, working at Northeast Shoe first stitching shoes then working in the office. She then went to work for Hughes Insurance after getting her license. After moving to Florida, she studied to be a CNA and cared for Alzheimer’s patients who loved her tender loving care.
Virginia was an avid homemaker who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. During summers at camp on Moose Lake, she spent hours on the beach watching them swim, riding bikes, playing wiffle ball and teaching her granddaughters to knit, crochet and sew. She is remembered for baking special treats.
For the past ten years Virginia lived at Veazie Village Senior Housing. She made many friends, played cards, celebrated birthdays and enjoyed visits with special friend, Ellie Nevers and others.
She is survived by her children, Karoldene Barnes and husband Joseph of Veazie, Dawn Madeiros and husband Dennis of Ft. Myers, Florida, Shelley Drillen and husband Laughn of Brewer, Selden Martin III (Jim) and wife Robin of St Albans, Stephen Martin and wife Colleen of Pittsfield and Stanton Martin and wife Rachel of Hartland; grandchildren, Erika Madeiros, Kellie Bresnahan and husband Brian, Ian Madeiros and wife Pochuen, Kory Martin and fiancé Amy Bennett, Bradley Martin and fiancé Gretchen Scholtz, Lon Drillen and partner Melissa Dodge and Nicholas Martin and wife Nicole; great granddaughters, Claire, Piper and Fiona Bresnahan, Lauren Lancaster and Carli Martin; great grandsons, Blake and Tyler Madeiros and Breckyn Martin; siblings, Pauline Jewell and husband Folsom, Ethelyn Parker and husband Henry and Ramona Ross and husband Roger; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Selden J. Martin; and siblings, Maynard Wheeler, Gerald Wheeler, Linwood Wheeler and Agnes Wheeler.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Hartland, officiated by Pastor Jim Boughman. A luncheon will follow and all are welcome.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine, 04074.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
JOYCE E. NELSON
NEWPORT — Joyce Esther Nelson, 93, passed away March 31, 2018 at her residence with family in attendance. She was born June 13, 1924 in Williamstown, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Percy and Beatrice (Anderson) Prior.
Joyce married Francis Perkins and they had 2 daughters, Dorothy Luce and Patricia Fuller. She moved to the United States in April 1954 with her second husband, Earl Ivan Nelson. Their son Harold was born in 1956.
Joyce was an avid sewer and quilter. She also made crafts and worked many functions for the People’s United Methodist Church. Her speciality was “corn chowder” at their monthly luncheons. She also made 50+ pairs of mittens each year for the church. She was also a clerk at Newport Confectionery for Carl Titcomb. Joyce and Earl hunted, fished, and berried for many years and always had a garden. She also enjoyed her many flowers around the house.
She leaves a sister, Ida Burdett of Canada; daughter, Patricia Fuller; son Harold Nelson and wife Deborah; 2 grandsons, Malcolm and wife Yvette, and Wayne Fuller. Both of her grandsons live in Alaska. Joyce was able to visit them in the early 2000’s. She said it was quite a trip. She is also survived by 2 step grandchildren, Wyatt and Gavin Trundy; several nieces and nephews in Canada. She was always willing to help out friends and family. Joyce was predeceased by he husband, Earl; her daughter Dorothy; and 3 brothers, Lee, Blair and John Prior.
A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, June 12th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport with Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial will follow at the family lot, Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ROBERT S. HICKS
CORINNA — Robert S. Hicks, 84, devoted husband of Jane L. Hicks (nee Ospenson), died peacefully on March 21st at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. Formerly residents of Long Island, New York, Bob and Jane retired to Corinna, Maine in 1997, soon to be joined by a number of their family members and close friends.
Robert was born December 22, 1933, in Brooklyn NY, to Stanley and Frances Hicks. He attended the High School of Music and Arts in New York City. A gifted and talented pianist, Bob continued to pursue his musical studies at Wagner College, graduating in with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, and later achieved a Master’s Degree in Education. He served active duty in the U.S. Army for two years as chaplain’s assistant and four years in the Army Reserve. After being honorably discharged, Bob and Jane were married on November 1, 1958, and later raised seven children together.
For the entire course of his nearly 40-year career as an elementary music teacher, Mr. Hicks worked in the Levittown School District on Long Island, NY. After earning an advanced Certificate of Administration, he took on additional responsibilities as Assistant Principal, but continued in his primary role as a beloved music educator. Mr. Hicks had a true passion for helping young children discover their voices and develop an appreciation for music. He was perhaps best loved for the many Broadway musical shows he produced with 5th and 6th grade students. In addition to his public school career, Mr. Hicks was a very dedicated church choir director for both youth and adults. He became fondly known as “The Music Man” and that is how Bob will always be remembered by his family and friends.
After moving to Corinna, Mr. Hicks became involved as a member of the Corinna Economic Development Association. For many years, he volunteered as an organist for the United Methodist Church and became very active with the Corinna Food Pantry, serving selflessly as its director for many years.
Robert S. Hicks was predeceased by his parents, sister Janet Croushore of Poughkeepsie, NY, and granddaughter Rabekah Hicks of Corinna, ME. In addition to his wife Jane, he is survived by daughter Karen and son-in-law Craig Gadeberg of Corinna; son Robert A. Hicks and daughter-in-law Deborah of Corinna; daughter Janine and son-in-law John Dooley III of Deer Park, NY; son James Hicks and daughter-in-law Maureen of Corinna; son Donald Hicks and daughter-in-law Denise of Waxhaw, NC; son Glenn Hicks and daughter-in-law Shannon of Corinna; and daughter Marah and son-in-law Charles Scharf of Corinna; as well as, 17 grandchildren and two great–grandchildren.
Interment will be at Nutter Cemetery, Packard Road, Corinna, ME, on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Corinna Food Pantry, 16 Dexter Road, Corinna, ME 04928 www.corinnaumc.org or The Ripple Effect Project, P.O. Box 1956, Waterville, ME 04903 www.rippleeffectproject.org.
MARIE MAE ALTON
PITTSFIELD — In loving memory of Marie Mae Alton, 81, passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2017, in Bangor, after a short illness. She was born May 29th 1935, in Harmony, the daughter of Frank and Katie (Robie) Alton.
Marie attended school in Harmony. She started working at a young age. Throughout the years she had many jobs. She retired from SAS after working there 20 years.
Marie was passionate about tending her flower gardens, going camping and yard sales. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Marie is survived by her two sons, Bill and daughter-in-law Dianne Brown; and Timothy Alton Sr. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Katie Alton Allen, Brandi Alton, Miranda Alton, and Timothy Alton Jr.; great grandchildren, Mironica Clark and Evan Allen; a sister, Rowena Witham and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, and friend Sue Torrance, also brothers, Edward Richardson, Frank “Fred” Alton Jr., Harry Alton, George Alton, Eugene “Tiny” Alton, Carroll “Cad” Alton, and sisters Emogene Alton and Velma Gibbs.
All who knew Marie loved and respected her. She will be sadly missed and will be remembered for her kindness, smile, sense of humor and willingness to help people.
GLENYS C. RINES
PITTSFIELD — Glenys C. Rines, 91, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at her home in Pittsfield, surrounded by family and friends.
Glenys was born on June 4, 1926, in Burnham, Maine, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Grace (Merritt) Dunton. She attended Maine Central Institute at an early age of 12 years old. In her younger years she worked on the Keniston farm in Burnham picking berries and vegetables. After World War II she married the love of her life, Stanley, and raised two lovely children, Rebecca and Ruth. At the age of 31, she received her bookkeeping certificate from Newport High School. She worked at Northeast Shoe and SAS as a stitcher and bookkeeper until she retired. Losing her husband at a young age, she took on the task of spending a lot of time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren teaching them the value of hard work and dedication. She enjoyed gardening and picking berries (especially strawberries) and spending time with her grandchildren, helping them with homework, teaching them how to bake and cook, how to tend a garden, tend a fire, split wood without splitting your leg. She cared for many in her years not concerning herself with her desires, but the desires and needs of others, making sure that her family and friends were never in need. There was always a Sunday dinner or a meal to be shared in her home, a game of cards to be played, and a shelter for anyone who needed it. She influenced many for the better in her long life and will be missed by many. She has gone home, where she will be cared for in eternity by our Lord and Savior.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Char-lin Williams and fiancé, Jeffrey Aubin, of St. Albans, Karsha Alton and companion, Joseph Debeck, of Pittsfield, Stanna Alton of Benton and A-lan Alton II of Burnham; great grandchildren, Catherine-Lynne Williams and companion, Ryan Denbow, Elizabeth-Lynne Aubin, Charlotte Aubin, Evan Alton, Maddisyn Debeck, Aiden Alton, Alayna Alton, Anna-Beth Bubar and Zain Bubar; sister-in-law, Joanne McDougal and her spouse Gibb McDougal; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Forrest Stanley Rines; daughters, Rev. Rebecca Rines Alton and Ruth Rines; great granddaughter, Rachel-Beth Bubar; and siblings, Wilson Dunton, Charles Irvin Dunton, Lucy Ward, Marjorie Gibbs, Irene Acorn, Myrtle White, Merle Andrews and Flora Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM, with a memorial service at 2 PM, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Leonard Reiss officiating. All are welcome to a gathering at Glenys’ home on the Crawford Road immediately following the service to enjoy family dinner. A spring committal will be held for both Glenys and her daughter, Ruth, at 2 PM, Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, where they will be laid to rest beside Glenys’ husband, Forrest, daughter, Rebecca and granddaughter, Rachel-Beth.
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THOMAS “TOM” HASKINS WOLFE
CORINNA, ME & TENNESSEE — Tom was born July 8, 1939 to William and Jean Wolfe. He spent his first 30 years on the ocean in Florida. There he met and married Frances Sue “Susie” Garwood and had two boys. In the early 70s they moved to their summer home in Corinna and took up permanent residence. He operated a dairy farm and later was A Farm Family Insurance agent.
Tom loved the outdoors. He hunted most of the North American continent, fished the oceans blue, and wrestled an alligator or two as a game warden in Florida. Tom was a consummate gardener. Always the wanderer and a restless soul, Tom has called Florida, Maine, South Dakota and Tennessee home.
Tom eventually settled in Castalian Springs, TN with his second wife of 15 years, Sharon Curtis Wolfe. He died there March 6, 2018.
He is survived by Sharon, sons Mike and Mark, daughter-in-law Karlie and first wife Sue, as well as, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held privately by immediate family members Easter weekend in Tennessee. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
ALPINE TAYLOR
VEAZIE — Alpine Taylor, 85, went home to be with our Lord on March 13, 2018. She was born June 6, 1932 in St. Albans, ME. She lived with her friend, Frank St. Louis, in Veazie, ME. She was the daughter of Fred Woodman and Myrtle Hunt Woodman of St. Albans. After her children were grown, Alpine went back and finished her high school education. She worked many jobs in her lifetime including at the Sardine Factory in Rockland, ME; stitching at School House Toggs in Rockport, at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Dover, and Dexter Shoe. She was also a Social Worker for the State and worked at Moosehead Furniture in Guilford.
Alpine was the Vice President of the Veazie Senior Citizens Club, President of the American Legion Auxillary in 1989 and a member for 25 years. She loved playing bingo, cards and fishing at camp. She loved her dogs Scruffy and Lydia.
She is survived by her daughters Roxine Puls and husband Timothy of MS; Lillian Haynes of Pittsfield, ME; stepdaughter Delores Feinberg of MA, sons Peter Dodge of MS; Donald Dodge and wife Betty of Newport, ME, sister Florence Grignon and husband Eddie of St. Albans, ME; brother Reginald Woodman and wife Caroline of Skowhegan, ME; sisters-in-law Alma Fields of Detroit, ME and JoAnn Woodman of St. Albans, ME and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Alpine was predeceased by a son Charles Dodge II, brothers Clifton Woodman, Gordon Woodman, sister Verda and son-in-law Rusty Haynes.
Services will be held at the Hartland Full Gospel Church on Saturday, April 7th at 1 PM.
DIANNE H. POULIN
PITTSFIELD — Dianne H. Poulin, 60, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at EMMC in Bangor. She was born on November 7, 1957 in Biddeford Maine and grew up in Florida. Daughter of Marie-Paule Pivin and late Normand Brousseau.
Dianne was a strong positive woman full of love and laughter. Dianne was well known for helping others in need. She touched the lives of everyone she met, and welcomed everyone with open arms. Dianne loved spending time with her family and camping in the summer. She was very proud to be a stay at home mother to raise her children before joining the work force.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 31 years Ghislain Poulin. Her children Heather, Brad (Jessica Oliver), Jennifer (Kareem Mohammed), Sandra and Jesse. Her grandchildren Austin, Arryo, Aydan, Ryan and Dylan. She was the sister of Robert (Bobby) Brousseau, Joann (Bobby Finley) and Denise (Art Caballeros). Her father in law (late) Arsene Poulin and mother in law Annette Champagne. Her sister and brother in laws Diane (Robert Poirier), Michel (Diane Gouse), Jean-Yves (Marie Groudin),Linda (Daniel Plante) and Dany (Marie-Josee Trudel). She also leaves to mourn many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
The service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 AM At St Agnes Catholic Church 238 Detroit Street Pittsfield Maine 04967. The family invites relatives and friends to a post-funeral luncheon to share refreshments and memories following the service.
ERNEST CURTIS
STETSON — Ernest Curtis, 95, died March 18, 2018 at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born July 24, 1922 in Monroe, a son of Frank and Martha (Morse) Curtis.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans.
Ernest is survived by 3 sons, Dale and wife Cheryl of St. Albans, Kevin of Hartland, Chris and wife Esta of Etna; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM Thursday, March 22nd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Burial will be in the St. Albans Village Cemetery later in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
WILLIAM E. LEWIS
PITTSFIELD — William E. Lewis, 44, died on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Corinna.
He was born on June 2, 1973, in Blytheville, Arkansas, the son of Ronald and Cynthia (Stafford) Lewis. He attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield and finished his education in the Nokomis Adult Education Program.
Bill was employed as a deep sea fisherman in California for 12 years and absolutely loved the ocean. He enjoyed working at Dock Guys in Winslow for he loved being in and around any body of water. He was a jack of all trades, always tinkering on something and could fix just about anything. He was a friendly, outgoing guy, enjoyed having a good time and loved being with his two boys and Michelle.
He is survived by his two sons, Will Lewis and Nate Lewis of Newport; the mother of his children, Michelle Marshall of Newport; parents, Ronald and Cynthia Lewis of Pittsfield; brother, James Lewis and wife Cheryl of Lake Mary, Florida; niece and nephew, Courtney and James Jr; uncle and aunt, Bruce and Maryjane Stafford of Winslow; cousins, Samantha and companion Tony, Wyatt, Jennifer, Ryan and wife Debbie and Matt and wife Vanessa; two longtime friends, Shane White of California and Joe Lovely of Pittsfield.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Fred and Stella Stafford and James and Mildred Lewis; his uncles, Wyatt Stafford and Wayne Lewis.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., June 22, 2018, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. A gathering will follow at the Masonic Lodge on 138 Hamilton Terrace in Pittsfield. All are welcome.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
AUDREY B. BUTLER
WELLINGTON — Audrey B. Butler, 61, died peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Pittsfield.
She was born on October 26, 1956, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of the late Charlie and Leah (Trafton) Bussell. She graduated from Piscataquis High School with the class of 1975 and lived her whole life in the town of Wellington.
Audrey was an excellent cook and was famous for her biscuits and dynamites. She enjoyed canning her special recipe for relish and pickles. She was a wonderful seamstress, making her own shirts when she couldn’t find a style that she liked and she even fashioned her own wedding dress. She loved get-togethers, camping along with cooking hotdogs over the campfire, and feeding her backyard birds. Holidays were a favorite time for her, especially decorating and celebrating Halloween with her yearly party. Her family was her greatest joy. She always had a smile and a pleasant personality. She will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her husband of forty years, Wayne Butler of Wellington; daughter, Tara Cates and husband David of Abbot; son, Jeffrey Butler and wife Allison of Atkinson; grandchildren, Hiram, Silas and Lilah; brothers, Vaughn Bussell and wife Darlene of Wellington and Lyndon Bussell of Harmony; nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; an infant son, Kevin Wayne Butler; and two nephews, Charlie Bussell II and Travis Butler.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Hutchins Corner Cemetery in Wellington with Ronnie Bagley officiating.
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DORIS V. ROSS
DIXMONT — Doris V. Ross, 87, died March 11, 2018 at her sons home in Dixmont following a long illness. She was born in Fairfield on September 24th, 1930, the daughter of Albert and Emiline (Alley) Waning.x
She was married to Roger L. Ross who predeceased her after 56 years of marriage.
She is survived by her son and his wife James J. and Donna Ross of Dixmont, two daughters, Linda Frautten of Detroit, Margie Gumbs and her husband James P. of Florida, her sister Rita Goodwin of Old Towne, five grandchildren Todd Michaud, Angela Hughes, Jason Ross, Jay Gumbs, William Doyle III, nine great grandchildren; Ellianna, Kaleb, Jaymee, Sierra, Kendall, Jolie, LJ, Olivia, Cannon.
She was predeceased by her husband her brother Bernard, her sister Marie Braley, and Priscilla Dow.
Doris crocheted dollies for all her family and a table cloth for all her children.
Graveside services will be held later in the spring at the Dixmont Corner Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
TERRANCE “TERRY” STEWART
GLENBURN — Terrance George Stewart, 66, died March 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1951 in Bangor, a son of Newman and Pauline ( Adams) Stewart. He worked for many years at Dexter Shoe Company and also drove truck for Staples Trucking Company.
In addition to his mother, Pauline Staples of Glenburn; he is survived by his beloved life partner, Brenda (Sytsma) Stewart of Glenburn; four children, Melinda McInnis and husband Cris of Old Town, William Stewart and Andrew Gray, both of Bangor, Timothy Estes and wife Rachel of Whippany, New Jersey; a sister, Brenda Clarke and husband Bruce of Corinna, brother, Robert Staples II and wife Shannon of Jay; grandson, Timothy Jordan Estes of Whippany, NJ; grand daughters, Sarah Plunkett and Grace McInnis, both of Old Town; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter Megan Plunkett. At his request there will be no services. Private burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
CATHERINE ELIZABETH (SMITH) MUNN
ATHENS — Catherine Elizabeth (Smith) Munn passed away February 25, 2018. She was born December 12, 1933, the daughter of Clayton Longfellow Smith and Edith Day Smith. She married Onal B. Munn in 1952 and together they raised their family on “the flats”. They instilled good old fashioned common sense and values in all their children and modeled a great work ethic. Catherine became a nurse after her children were all in school and worked for most of her career at Redington-Fairview General Hospital.
Catherine loved having big family gatherings with lots of food and music. She was known for her baked beans and always made enough for a big crowd. She hosted many pool parties and barbeques and holiday get-togethers. She enjoyed the company of her sister Jean who often came to visit. Together they traveled through the Panama Canal and with Sister Eleanor they visited the Grand Canyon and Mexico. She went to Italy and Sicily to visit her granddaughter and was especially delighted to be part of a Papal blessing at the Vatican. She also loved tracing her Smith family roots and found to be descended from a Mayflower passenger. She and her sisters spent time traveling to Machias and other areas digging into their roots. Genealogy was a hobby that consumed many happy hours. She made each of her children a wonderful pictorial scrapbook on their dad that will be cherished forever. She was always up for an adventure, travel, camping, visiting an historical site, but mostly she loved having her family near.
She is survived by her children Maureen Adams and companion Rick Merrill, Mike and wife Norma, Steve and wife Terri, Mark and companion Mary, Rebecca and Bill Oakes, Bruce and wife Vivian, and stepson Tim, 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Sister Jean Goodfield, Eleanor Chambers, and brother Rex Smith, and many special nieces, nephews and extended “family”.
Words from a grandchild: “Nana was such a spitfire who’s wit, kindness and acceptance of all was unparalleled. She held the best Christmas Eve gatherings, she was always welcoming to anyone who crossed her path. She loved her family so deeply.” (Katie Munn)
The family would like to thank Maine General Homecare and Hospice for the wonderful care they provided with special thanks to Nancy, Nicole, Michelle and Sandra.
At her request there will be a celebration of life announced at a later date, with food and music in the spring after a graveside service at Mt. Rest Cemetery in Athens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to a charity/cause of your choice.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.
JUSTIN O. HUMPHREY, JR.
St. Albans — Justin O. Humphrey, Jr., 88, passed away at home as he wished with family on February 22, 2018. He was born on January 1, 1930 in Hartland. Justin graduated from Hartland Academy, Class of 1948, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
For many years he worked as a cutter at Dexter Shoe as well as owning his own businesses. Justin’s joys were working on his land, on his tractors, being with family but above all being with the love of his life, his wife “Susie”.
Justin is survived by his wife Shizuko (Susie) Humphrey; brothers Jack Dyer and Jim and wife Barbara Dyer; cousins, David and wife Cathy Weymouth, Hiram and wife Joyce Weymouth and Richard Weymouth, all of St. Albans; children, Daniel, Mary and Lloyd Humphrey; step-children, Susan and husband Gary Smith of St. Albans and Richard and wife Sally Wyman of Laconia, NH; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
When you asked Justin how he was doing his answer was always “Right On Top of the World”, which he is now!
Burial will be at a later date at the Crocker Cemetery in St. Albans. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

KENNETH C. EATON
CORINNA — LTC Kenneth C. Eaton, United States Army, Retired, 82, died of pneumonia and left this earth on February 13, 2018 to be with his Maker. Recently, he lived at Academy Point in Mystic, CT. Seasonally, he lived between Leesburg, FL and North Stonington, CT for 16 years. A farm boy from Corinna, he was born to Lilla and Crosby Eaton. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy and earned a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Maine while enrolled in the ROTC program. He was very proud of being a UMAINE alumni. He shoveled many mounds of manure in order to pay for his four years of college!
Ken served three tours of Vietnam as a young commander leading his battalion of even younger men and women. As a helicopter pilot, he flew rescue missions. One of his soldiers said, “He was the kindest and fairest boss I ever had.” Ken was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm in recognition of deeds of valor and heroic conduct while in combat. After the Vietnam war, he became the Aviation Commander at Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia.
After retirement from the military, Ken worked in sales and at Avco Lycoming as a logistical engineer. He traveled all over the world, mostly on water, with his caring and loving companion, Carla. They were together for 18 years. She was very devoted and steadfast while never leaving his side especially during his last toughest year and a half of illness. He lost his eyesight and could not walk but he soldiered on for us with a spirit of optimism and faith. He had a soldier’s bearing and demeanor his entire life. He had a strong sense of duty, personal courage, service and was someone you could count on, a protector and a safety net.
Ken was a philanthropist rallying for the underdogs and helping many in need. He had a deep connection with nature and animals and loved getting away for peace and solace as a fisherman. The last photo taken of Ken was simply a picture of his hands and under the photo it reads: These hands have caught many fish, solved many crossword puzzles, flew many planes and were pressed together in many prayers.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Marie Eaton, his loving wife, Patricia (Pelkey) Eaton and his sister, Maxine Wheeler. All of whom are deeply missed.
He leaves behind his companion, Carla Cahoon and her supportive children and grandchildren including Wendy, Jeff, Brittany, Cody, Nick and Carleigh; his daughter and son-in-law and kitties: DeAnna and Peter Hartel, BuBu and Harris; a very special bond with his sister, Loraine,and “brother”, Carl Palmer; also nephews and nieces including Reginald Palmer, Rick Palmer, Brenda (Wheeler) Crane, Bonnie Martin, Wendy Gwinn and Jason Wheeler; and lifelong friends: Jane and Mark Biscoe, Leigh Langston, Kelly Rainbolt and Kevin McNamara.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors’ Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675
Celebration of Ken’s life will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter, ME and will led by Pastor Stan Griffin on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11 AM. Following the service, full military honors will follow at the interment at Morse’s Corner Cemetery in Corinna, ME. He will be buried next to his wife and daughter.
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KENT R. STEVENS
MONSON — Kent R. Stevens, 72, passed away February 28, 2018 at Hibbard Nursing home in Dover-Foxcroft.
He was born on June 10, 1945 in Greenville, the son of Charles W. and Zelma (Ryder) Stevens. Kent worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Somerset County. He also was an Animal Control Officer for Piscataquis County. Kent enjoyed his family and especially all his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his brother Charles A. Stevens and his wife Gail of Corinna, sister-in-law Susan Stevens, and brother-in-law Dennis Nelson.
Kent was predeceased by his father, Charles W. Stevens, his mother, Zelma Stevens, his brother, Robert Stevens, and his sister Julie Nelson.
It was Kent's request that there be no services.
A graveside committal will be held 10 AM, May 24, 2018 at the Hillside cemetery in Monson.
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

BEATRICE P. KENNEY
BURNHAM — Beatrice P. Kenney, age 92, went to be with her Lord February 20th, 2018, peacefully in her home with her family by her side.
She was born December 31, 1925 in Burnham, the fourth child born to Freeman and Harriot (Hattie) Patterson. She attended Reynolds Corner Grammar school and graduated from Unity High school as valedictorian of her class. She was an avid softball and basketball player.
She often talked about the year she spent in Texas with her uncle James and aunt Foss Patterson, out of high school. She worked as a waitress at the University of Texas Austin. On July 6th, 1946 she married her husband of 62 years Ernest Kenney. Throughout her life she worked as a teacher at Reynolds Corner Grammar school, Burnham Village school. Later in life her former students would say that she was their favorite teacher. She also worked at Ethan Allen and Holts Market. She and her husband took over the landmark Patterson Store in 1974 and ran it for over 10 years.
She selflessly devoted her life to her family with love, generosity, wisdom and humor. She enjoyed bible studies and the ladies luncheon every Wednesday at Patterson Store. She and Ernest ran cribbage tournaments at the Burnham town hall for over 20 years making many friends. She enjoyed hosting a lawn sale every year at her house to meet new friends. Through her years she had many beloved dogs, most recent was Tilly, one of the many strays that knew where to go to find a loving home. She enjoyed feeding her seagulls and loved her cats Scamper and Daisy very much.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Ernest, her brother Wilfred (Tommy) and wife Thelma, brother Edward and 3 brother in-laws, Alfred (Barney) Miles, Francis (Tappy) Grignon, and Leon Libby.
She is survived by her three children Cheryl, her husband Don Rossignol, Douglas, his wife Ellen Kenney, and their youngest son Brian. She was a proud grandmother of Derek, Dion, and Devin Rossignol also Adam Kenney and Brandie (Kenney) Rhoda. She was a great grandmother to Kameron, Kalli, Caleb, Madison, River, Mica, Leo, Szcherod, Jahyra, Kayin, Chase, and Amelia. She had one great-great grandson named Miles. She is also survived by her sisters Barbara Libby, Lillian Grignon and her sister-in-law Alice Patterson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was an active member in the Winnecook Christian Church which she and Ernest donated the land for in 1981. They were instrumental in helping build the church and she was a lifetime deaconess.
A special thank you to Dr. Charles Kriegel for his extra care and to Laura and Katie from VNA hospice for their care.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM March 10, 2018 at Winnecook Christian Church in Burnham with Corey Gallant officiating.
Friends wishing may make donations in her memory to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Rd, Waterville, ME 04901 or the VNA (Hospice), 325-C Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

WILLIAM “T-BOB” BUCKLAND, JR.
CORINNA & PALMYRA — William A. Buckland, Jr., 92, died February 27, 2018 at a Dexter health care facility. He was born February 26, 1926 in Corinna a son of William and Edith (King) Buckland, Sr. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1944. T-Bob served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On completion of active duty, he served in the Navy Reserves for several years. During that time he attended Husson College and graduated with a degree in business.
He married Helen L. (Mullins) on November 2, 1949, and she predeceased him on June 21, 1996. He was employed for 34 years for the Maine Department of Agriculture retiring as a supervisor, and then became the state wide distributor for Maine Maple Products until he retired again. He was past master of Parian Lodge Masons in Corinna, an ambassador for the Anah Shrine since 1976, past president and active member of the Tri-County Shrine Club, past commander of American Legion Post # 73 Corinna, a member of the Elks Lodge # 244 in Bangor, a member of the Maine Maple Producers Association and member of the Corinna Union Academy trustees.
T-Bob is survived by a son Gregg and wife Pam Buckland of Detroit; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a special nephew Victor Buckland; and his companion for many years, Christine Kelley whom he enjoyed traveling to Florida with for the winter months. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his son James E. Buckland; stepson William Buckland; daughter Alice Jane Guay; grandson Matt Guay; and granddaughter Laura Lentovich.
During his failing health, he was treated with the utmost of care at Dexter Health Care.
A memorial service was held at 11 AM Saturday, March 3rd, at Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Terence McKinley officiating. Burial will be in the Morse’s Corner Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

MARJORIE L. HAYDEN
HARTLAND — Marjorie L. Hayden, 84, passed away on Thursday, February 15, in Pittsfield.
She was born on November 29, 1933, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of Leon and Caroline (Munn) Hart. She graduated from Hartland Academy with the class of 1952 and married the love of her life, Durwood Hayden, on July 3, 1954. They celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Marjorie’s favorite job was working at Sanfield Rehab in Hartland. Many times she would go in before her scheduled time just to spend time with the residents. She would “bend” the rules a little bit and make their favorite foods. She was an excellent baker, known for her delicious biscuits, yeast rolls and fabulous pies. She was a collector of cookbooks and an avid yard sale shopper. Marjorie was a dog lover and adored her precious companion, Nyla. She loved being with her family and was very proud of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband, Durwood Hayden of Hartland; children, Dena Hayden and companion Brent Kirby of Hermon, Dann Hayden and wife Lisa of Hartland and Darren Hayden and wife Sydnia of Haverhill, MA; grandchildren, Haley Smestad and husband Doran, Lucas Hayden, Jessica Rowell, Jeffrey Hayden and wife Aisha and Jennifer Hayden; two great grandchildren, Keira Brackett and Lillian Hayden; siblings, Marlene Bubar of Hartland, Myron Hart and wife Faye of Pittsfield and Mavis Sanford of Lewiston; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 PM, on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 1 PM, Saturday, February 24, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Gilbert officiating. A spring committal will take place at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152 in Hartland.
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LARRY C. BRALEY
HARTLAND — Larry C. Braley, 65, passed away peacefully February 17, 2018 at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born July 24, 1952 in Plymouth a son of Carl and Helen (Roberts) Braley.
Larry was educated in Newport schools and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1972. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and carpenter for Posey Nason. He was also a blacksmith by trade and will be remembered for his love of horses.
He is survived by his mother of Plymouth; a daughter, Shannon Braley of Gulfport, FL; a brother Robert Braley of Plymouth; a sister, Penny and husband Gerald Demmons of Levant; a grand daughter, Ashley Brown; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brothers Timmy and Kevin; and by a nephew, Zachary Braley.
A celebration of life and burial will be held in the spring. Interment will be in the Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

WALLACE L. DUNPHY
Pittsfield, ME & Lillian, AL — Wally suddenly passed away on January 23, 2018, in Lillian, Alabama. He was born Dec 3, 1949, in Washburn, ME, the son of Ralph and Nettie (Merrill) Dunphy. He graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1969, and also graduated with several Associate’s Degrees at Husson University. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In recent years, he had been employed by NFI, Holiday Retirement, and Spanish Cove.
Wally was a giving person and a loving husband. He married Susan Mercier Harris of Pittsfield, ME, on a boat, in front of Pumpkin Island Lighthouse in Maine, on September 3, 2000. He enjoyed spending time from Maine to Alabama at casinos and race tracks.
He was predeceased by his parents and five brothers; Samuel, Charles, Edward, Augustus, and Ralph; and three sisters; Julia, Wilma, and Olive. He is survived by two sisters of Pittsfield, ME; Carolyn Penney and Jacqueline Williams; and several nieces and nephews. He will also be fondly remembered by his close nephew, Monty Dunphy of Jackson, ME; his step-children and their families, Amy Chase and Charity Bean, both of Burnham, ME; and special brother and sister-n-law, Kenneth and MaryJane Cray of Palmyra, ME.
There will be no services, per Wally’s request.

DALE E. ALLEY
PALMYRA — Dale Edwin Alley, 59, died unexpectedly February 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 2, 1958 in Bar Harbor, a son of Donald and Patricia (Jordan) Alley. He graduated from Mt. Desert High School, Class of 1977 and later served 11 years in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm.
Dale enjoyed gardening, landscaping and tinkering with tools in his workshop. He was dedicated and loving husband. He was a member of the VFW and always assisted the homeless and honored veterans.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Jordan of Sidney; his wife, Deborah Sullivan-Alley of Palmyra; a daughter, Jessie Harmon of Ripley; a brother, Donald Alley of Bar Harbor; a sister, Mary and husband Mark Blaschke of Sidney; a granddaughter, Ryleigh Richards; a nephew, Adam; and a niece, Ariel. He was predeceased by his father.
Memorial services will be held 11 AM Saturday, February 24th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

PRISCILLA I. BUTLER
HARTLAND — Priscilla I. Butler, 80, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at her home in Hartland.
She was born on April 22, 1937, in St. Albans, the daughter of the late Philip and Eleanor Rice. She attended Hartland Academy and worked for many years in housekeeping.
Priscilla was a wonderful cook. She was famous for her soft molasses cookies. She enjoyed fishing and camping. She loved putting out her dishes of nuts for her backyard squirrels and watching them eat. She looked forward to her daily trips to wander around Rocky’s store and socialize with her friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Southard and Cindy Webber and husband Kenny; son, Philip Butler and wife Val; sisters, Sandra McNichol and Debbie Cooper and husband Dana; brother, Rocky Rice and wife Vicki; grandchildren, Rhonda Kinney, Heather Shaw and husband Richard, Dayna and Taylor Butler and Jacob Butler; great grandchildren, Charlee Munn, Dell and Dylan Shaw, Kennedy and Austin Raven and Leola, Edwin and Clair Kinney; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother, Eleanor Rice; her father and stepmother, Philip and Marguerite Rice; son, Allen Butler; her companion, Carlton Tash; sisters, Pauline Rice and Joann Ballard; and brother, Ken Southard.
A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, in Hartland.
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EDWARD L. MUISE
CARMEL — Edward Louis Muise, 91, died February 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 30, 1926 in Wakefield, MA, a son of Frank and Marie (Frotten) Muise. Ed retired from the Ames Mill in Palmyra and was a member of the Church of God in Newport.
He is survived by a son, Robert of Presque Isle; 5 daughters, Patsy and husband Gary Roberts of CT, Rosemary Simonds of MA, Julia and husband Randy Langley of Augusta, Madeline Muise of Carmel, Elizabeth and husband Gregory Lasselle of Pittsfield; 3 brothers, George Muise, James and wife Marie Muise, Roger and wife Donna Muise, and a sister Rose Moulison, all of Nova Scotia; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great great grand daughter; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy, his second wife Lillian, as well as several brothers and sisters.
Friends called from 3 to 6 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held 11 AM Wednesday, February 14th, with the Rev. Buddy Gough officiating. Spring burial will in the Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

JAMES G. SINCLAIR
CORINNA — James Gordon Sinclair, 53, left this troubled earth to a more peaceful place on February 13, 2018. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1981 and EMVTI, Class of 1983. He worked as a corrections officer at the Charleston Correctional Facility for nearly 30 years.
He loved playing practical jokes on family and friends. He was always willing to help anyone in any way he could and will be greatly missed by all.
James is survived by his wife Melissa; a son James; 2 daughters, Abigail and Irene; his mother Rita Sinclair; 2 sisters, LeAnn and husband Rick Stocker, Joy Sinclair and partner Derrick Cameron; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 2 PM Saturday, February 24th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Forgotten Felines of Maine, 499 Broadway #151, Bangor, ME 04401; or via PayPal.me/forgottenfelinesme. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

BELINDA C. COOTS
HARTLAND — Belinda C. Coots, 68, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at her home in Hartland, surrounded by her loving family.
Belinda was born on April 18, 1949, in Hartland, the daughter of the late Blynn H. and Lucille S. (Tozier) Shaw Sr. She worked for many years at the Edwards Company in Pittsfield.
Our mom was a master gardener. One of her memorable trips was to England just to see the gardens. She loved spending time with the grandkids and building fairy houses. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, making cookies and canning. She was a gentle, loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Terresa McConnell and husband James of Rockland, Thomas Kuespert and wife Jennifer of Corinna, Tim Kuespert and wife Stefne of Hartland and Shawn Coots and wife Betsy of Hartland; grandchildren, Derek McConnell and wife Jamie, Joshua McConnell and wife Stephanie, Danielle Hewins, Melissa Hewins, Miranda Kuespert, Cierra Veysey, T.J. Kuespert, Kendra Davis and husband Chris, Mia Coots and Hallie Coots; great grandchildren, Logan, Harper and Alexis; sister, Terrie Patterson and husband Joseph of Findlay, Ohio.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Kenneth L. Coots; her grandson, Gabriel Coots; and her sister, Shirley Mort.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, Hartland, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Pittsfield Garden Club, c/o Deb Short, PO Box 103, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967.
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VIRGINIA (FARRAR) ELLMS
RIPLEY — Virginia “Ginny” Ellms, 89, died February 11, 2018 at a Dexter health care facility. She was born December 30, 1928, in Dexter, a daughter of Chester and Gertrude (Stone) Farrar. She graduated from N.H. Fay High School in Dexter and served many years as head secretary for the Dexter school system, at N.H. Fay and later, the middle school. She also operated and owned 2 school buses, and was co-owner of C.M. Ellms & Son Contractors until 1991.
She was a member of the Ripley United Methodist Church, Ripley Grange, Ripley Ladies Aid, and the Sno-Devils Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed her camp on Ripley Pond, dining, traveling and snowmobiling.
She is survived by a son Chuck Ellms and wife Kim, daughter Peg Taylor and husband Harry; 3 grandchildren, Mary Ellms and husband Joe Musumeci, Mitch Taylor and wife Michelle, Kirk Taylor and wife Katie; 6 great grandchildren, Hunter, Maddie, Adam, Kendall, Lilly and Colton; a brother Rodney Farrar and wife Rita; several nieces and nephews and their families.
Ginny was predeceased by her husband Charles M. “Bud” Ellms, Jr. and an infant son Montie.
A spring graveside funeral and committal service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to the Tri-County Technical Center C.N.A. Program, 14 Abbott Hill Road, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GEORGE ALBERT ATWOOD
NEWPORT — George Albert Atwood, 80, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital after a brief illness.
George was born to the late Edward Augustus Atwood and Viola Pearl Lewis Atwood in Saybrook, CT, on January 15, 1938. He lived in Connecticut for over 50 years before retiring to Maine. He was a friendly, humorous, kind hearted, helpful, and gentle man who loved his children and grandchildren very much. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Pittsfield.
He was predeceased by his first wife Patricia Congdon Atwood, and second wife Deborah Lee Atwood; brother, John Atwood; and sisters, Jeanette Cianci, and Deana DesJardins.
He is survived by two, sisters Sylvia Perkins, and Barbara Thody and husband Fred of Maine; by five children, sons, George Atwood and wife Cheryl of Deep River, CT, and William Atwood and wife Pamela of Westbrook, CT; daughters, Jennie Atwood of CT, Doreen Walls and husband Gibbs of Miami, OK, and Theresa Willette and husband Michael of Claremore, OK; 15 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
A memorial to be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness on 582 North Main Street in Pittsfield, Maine on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2 PM.
CLIFFORD VINING
NEWPORT, ME & FORT MYERS, FL — Clifford Harold Vining, 81, passed away from cancer on Feb 4, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born in Hartland, Maine on December 11, 1936 to Elsie (Baird) Vining Kinney and Nathaniel Vining.
He was married on January 5, 1957 to Thelma Sennett of Pittsfield, Maine. He served his country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. He was employed for 30 years at Cole’s Express in Bangor, Maine. He was a member of the Rising Virtue Lodge and Anah Temple Shrine. He was an active member of the High Street Congregational Church in Newport, Maine, and an associate member of the Thomas Edison Congregational Church in Fort Myers, Florida. Cliff was the friend everyone called when something needed fixing or planning and was involved in overseeing countless projects for his neighbors, community and church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Thelma; Two sons, Michael of Dover, NH and Mark of Worcester, MA; four grandchildren, Alicia, Ashley, Lucas and Adam; two sisters, Jacquelyn McCourtney of Rockwood, Maine and Venice, FL and Helen Springer of Wells, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anna Merrill of Deep River, Connecticut.
Services will be held in the spring in Newport, Maine. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Cole Land Transportation Museum for the development of the Clifford Vining Memorial Scholarship, 405 Perry Road Bangor, ME 04401.

WYATT S. STAFFORD
PITTSFIELD — Wyatt S. Stafford, 65, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Waterville.
He was born on November 20, 1952, in Waterville, Maine, the son of the late Fred and Stella Stafford. He served in the United States Army from 1970-1972.
Wyatt was adventurous and had a passion for life. Many stories could be shared of his free spirit and his personality of having no fear. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, playing golf, classic cars, watching the Red Sox and spending time with his friends. He was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks #2713.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer Hight of Pittsfield, Samantha Stafford and companion Tony Poulin of Pittsfield and Wyatt Stafford of Plymouth; grandchildren, Caleb, Carter, Sophia, Bentley and Wyatt; siblings, Cynthia Lewis and husband Ron of Pittsfield and Bruce Stafford and wife Maryjane of Winslow; nieces and nephews, James Lewis and wife Cheryl, William Lewis, Ryan Stafford and wife Debbie and Matthew Stafford and wife Vanessa; mother of his children, Sue Stafford of Pittsfield; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Elks Lodge in Pittsfield. All are welcome.
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MARY S. EMERSON
NEWPORT — Mary (Henderson) Emerson, 91, wife of the late Gerald W. Emerson, died February 1, 2018 at a Dexter health care facility. She was born February 7, 1926 in Exeter, a daughter of Watson and Goldie (Weeks) Henderson. She was educated in Stetson and Corinna schools, graduating from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1943.
Mary was a 50 year member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Corinna Post #73. She was a member of the High Street Congregational Church in Newport and served as a Sunday School teacher. She will be remembered as a music lover and also enjoyed dancing. She was employed as a bookkeeper, wife and mother. She was also well known around the Newport Sky Park.
She will be missed by 3 loving daughters, Laurel Ouimette of Gulfport, MS, Paula Upton of Winterport and Tammy Emerson of East Newport; a sister, Pola Magnus of Montgomery, AL; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Jerry in 1993, her brother Stanley Henderson in 2002, and her great grandson Jon McCarron, Jr. in 2015.
Funeral services were held 1 PM Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Friends called from noon until the time of the funeral. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newport, in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the High Street Church, 18 High Street, Newport, ME 04953; or to a charity of one’s choice. Written condolences may be made at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ROBERT I. LAMSON
HARTLAND — Bob was unexpectedly taken home to be with the Lord after shopping at his favorite store. He was born to Carroll and Francis Bragg Lamson. He attended Stearns High School in Millinocket, Maine. He served in the Army from October 1967 to August 1972. After leaving the Army Bob drove 18 wheelers most of his adult life until 2013 when he started a land maintenance business. He loved driving truck and enjoyed taking his wife with him during the summers. Last summer was the best, they bought a camper and traveled to South Carolina to visit some dear friends, went to Dollywood and saw some shows, did a lot of camping at local campgrounds then finally going to the Nascar races in New Hampshire.
He was predeceased by his father Carroll and mother Francis, many aunts, uncles and grandparents and brother-n-law Roland Ryder.
Bob is survived by his wife Deborah. Three daughters: Carol Wilber and her husband Bob, Cheryl and Amy. He also has a very special stepson Jared, also his two sisters: Judith Ryder and Rebecca Dumont and husband Wilford. Four brothers: Douglas and wife Rose, Stephen, Paul and wife Carol, and James and wife Nancy. He is Papa to three grandchildren: Colby, Dustin and Emily Wilber. He also has several nieces and nephews. Bob had many friends but will be mostly missed by his best bud, Gerard.
A funeral service was held at the St. Albans Union Church, on February 11th at 4 PM in St. Albans, ME. Graveside service will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers people may give to the St. Albans Union Church children ministries.

ELEANOR L. BICKFORD
DEXTER — Eleanor L. Bickford, 65, died unexpectedly Monday, February 5, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 28, 1952 in Worcester, MA, a daughter of Carroll and Lorraine (Pleau) Cray.
Eleanor married her love Danny Bickford on February 14, 1970. They moved to Maine and raised a family of three girls. She worked for many years at Guilford Industries in Newport. She had a love of anything Elvis. Eleanor loved watching wrestling, reading, and playing computer games. She had a passion for her family and loved spending time with them.
She is survived by her mother, Lorraine Cray of MA; her husband of 48 years, Danny; her daughters, Ann Bickford and partner Brian Kennedy of Dexter, Mary Haskell and spouse Lisa Haskell of Windsor, and Cynthia Mandigo and spouse Rob Mandigo of Dexter; her brothers, Roger Cray and girlfriend Cheryl and Brian and spouse Julie Cray, all of MA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends that loved her very much.
She was predeceased by her father and a brother Dale Cray.
A celebration of life will be held 1 to 3 PM, Sunday, February 18th, at the Dexter Regional High School cafeteria. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help the family with funeral expenses may be made to Mary Haskell, 280 Tyler Road, Windsor, ME 04363. Any residual funds will be donated in her memory to a local animal shelter. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LAWRENCE BURLEIGH, SR.
NEWPORT & CORINNA — Lawrence Burleigh, Sr., 104, died January 26, 2018 at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. He was born August 29, 1913 in Masardis, a son of Granville and Annie (Patchell) Burleigh.
He attended schools in Millinocket, Plymouth and Newport. He served as a teletype mechanic in the 303rd Signal Operation Battalion, U.S. Army, during World War II in the European, African and Middle East theatres. He was self employed in the pulp and lumber business, and married the former Dorothy Kenney on March 15, 1942. Lawrence loved to read, play cards, and tell stories and jokes.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Lawrence, Jr. and wife June of Hebron, CT, and Edwin of Corinna; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Lawrence was predeceased by a daughter Diane Morrison; 3 brothers, Norman, Howard and Arvid; and a sister Leona Brown.
Spring graveside committal services will be held at the Corinna Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

LLOYD E. COLLINS, JR.
EXETER — Lloyd E. Collins, Jr., 93, died January 29th, 2018 at a Dover-Foxcroft health care facility following a long illness. He was born in Carmel, December 10th, 1924, the son of Lloyd and Beatrice (Houston) Collins, Sr.
Lloyd was a World War II Army veteran, serving from May of 1943 until February of 1946, when he received an Honorable discharge.
He was married for over 50 years to his loving wife Marjorie A (Hurlbut) who predeceased him.
Lloyd was employed at Eastland woolen Mill in Corinna for several years andhe was a self employed carpenter working throughout the area. He was a member of the American Legion in Carmel.
He is survived by a son Preston Collins of Dexter, two daughters Patricia Withee of Stetson, Penny Collins of Newport, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, a son Phillip Collins, a daughter, Pamela, a brother, Francis, and two sisters, Gloria and Joyce.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Highland Cemetery in Carmel. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.

BRIAN REED CAMPBELL
EXETER — Brian Reed Campbell, 79, passed away on January 22, 2018 in Winter Haven, FL. He was born December 7,1938, in Corinth, ME, the youngest child of Arthur and Madelyn (Blackwell) Campbell.
Brian was a life-long farmer and was very proud of his farm in Exeter, ME, having won The Maine Potato Board Farm Family of the Year in 2004. He held several leadership positions in the potato industry at the state and national levels. He was a 40 year member of the Parian Lodge in Corinna, ME, and a member of the Anah Temple Shrine. Brian was an avid golfer and enjoyed his winters in Lake Wales, FL. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons.
Brian is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sheila (Smith) Campbell, a daughter, Jolynn of Bangor, ME, a son, Jeffrey and wife, Dawn, of Mariaville, ME, and two grandsons, Cole Campbell and fiancee, Darci Perkins, of Camden, ME, and Brody Campbell of Mariaville, ME. He is also survived by his brother, Keith Campbell of Farmington, NM, and a niece, Amanda Percival Cushman of Bangor, ME.
He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Gwendolyn Percival.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
COLLETTE LORRAINE ARSENAULT
PITTSFIELD — Collette Lorraine Arsenault, 87, formerly of Rumford, passed away on January 20, 2018 in her home with her family by her side.
She was born on January 9, 1931 in Berlin, NH, the daughter of Roger St. Hilaire and Emelda Montminy St. Hilaire.
Collette graduated from Stephens High School. She went to work at an early age in the hospital doing meal trays. She was later employed at J.J. Newberrys, A&P grocery store in Rumford, and Sampson’s supermarket in Mexico.
She loved her family, taking care of the grandchildren and visiting them often.
Collette was helped and taken care of by four wonderful ladies. The family will always be grateful for their care.
She was a member of the Snowshoe Club in Rumford, where they went to dance, which she loved to do and had missed. She also loved her “Little Honey”.
Collette is survived by her son, James Arsenault of Bedford, NH; daughter, Nancy Bellfleur of Pittsfield, ME; grandchildren, Kelly Woodman, David Arsenault and wife Heather, Aaron Arsenault; greatgrandchildren, Ryan, Kylie, Alexia, Patrick, Brandon, Aaron, Ethan, Kaelyn, Avery, Aubrey, Teagan; brother, Richard St. Hilaire of NH; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend Bonnie of CT.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband Raymond Arsenault; sons, David and Robert Arsenault; son-in-law Conrad Bellfleur; daugher-in-law Patricia Arsenault; grandson, David Woodman; and her borther Clement St. Hilaire.
If so desired, contributions in Collette’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

HAROLD A. LOVEJOY, SR.
PITTSFIELD — Harold A. Lovejoy, Sr., 93, of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Pittsfield, Maine.
He was born September 28, 1924, in Addison, Maine, the son of Charles and Mattie (Gray) Lovejoy.
He joined the United States Army in 1943 serving during WWII.
Harold married the former Rosalie M. Guptill in December of 1946 spending 67 years together before her passing in 2014.
Harold spent many years working for the Irving Tannery Company in Hartland, Maine until his retirement.
He enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and other animals in his yard, gardening, watching soap operas, telling stories and loved to play with his beloved grand-dog “Chancey”.
Harold was a devoted family man always keeping up to date with what everyone was doing.
He is survived by his son Harold Lovejoy, Jr. and his wife Darlene of Pittsfield, his five grandchildren; Roni Twitchell and her partner Warren LaPrell of Pittsfield, Kim Kirouac and her husband Jason of Florida, Troy Twitchell and his wife Missy of Hartland, Amy Twitchell and her partner Mike Richardson of Windsor, Kevin McCormick and his wife Joanna of St. Albans; his great grandchildren, Trevor Twitchell, Morgan Havey, Danielle Brunni, Christina May, Ryan-Michael Havey, Nash Kirouc, and Ellura Twitchell; and his great-great-grandchildren, Kylie Twitchell, Trey Lewis, Davina Twitchell, and Tyler Twitchell.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife Rosalie; his daughter Beatrice and son-in-law James Twitchell, and his granddaughter Keri Lovejoy.
A graveside will be held in the spring at the Pittsfield Village Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine.

LILLA (LONDON) DEMMONS
EXETER — Lilla M. Demmons, 80, died January 18, 2018 at a Brewer health care facility. She was born January 9, 1938 in Exeter a daughter of George and Josephine (Mooers) London.
She was a member of the Garland Grange and the Shirley B. Carter Post VFW Auxiliary in Dexter. She had been employed as a cashier at Reny’s Department Store in Dexter and Walmart in Palmyra and Bangor.
Lilla is survived by a son, Maynard Worster, Jr. of Exeter; a brother, Charles London of Canaan; 2 sisters, Ralva Orchard of Southport and Sherrill Burdin of Garland; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister Maxine Lancaster.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Cider Hill Cemetery, Exeter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JUDITH (EDGERLY) WILLIAMS
SANGERVILLE — Judy (Edgerly) Williams, 80, died January 14, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Sangerville June 6, 1937, a daughter of Lloyd and Marion (Clark) Edgerly. Judy lived her entire life in Sangerville, where she proudly raised her five sons. She was a lifelong member of the South Sangerville Grange. Judy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her sons, Vance and wife Jane McNaughton of Ripley, Ralph and wife Diana McNaughton of Newport, Bruce McNaughton of Westbrook, Clark and wife Karen McNaughton of Charleston, Brett and wife Jenny McNaughton of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Patricia Colbry of Sangerville; a brother, Rodney and wife Bev Edgerly of Guilford; 7 grandchildren, Adam and wife Lindsay, Brandon and wife Kim, Mark and wife Jessika, Michael and wife Danielle, Scott, Cassidy and Samantha; 11 great grandchildren, Taylor, Emma, Lucas, Ryan, Samantha, William, Wyatt, Waverly, Brian, Haylee and Ryleigh.
It was Judy’s wish to donate her body for scientific research in the hope of helping others. At her request, there will be no services.
Judy’s family wishes to thank the staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the care and compassion provided to Judy throughout the years. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangerville Fire Department, P.O. Box 188, Sangerville, ME 04479.
Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
THOMAS J. BRALEY, JR.
HARTLAND — Thomas J. Braley, Jr., 55, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, in Skowhegan.
He was born on September 25, 1962, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Thomas and Phyllis (Brooks) Braley, Sr. He graduated from Hartland Christian School and worked several different jobs, including Hardwick Fence in Palmyra and Arbor Acres in Maine.
Tom was a very talented musician. He could play the guitar, the mandolin and the banjo. He loved gospel and bluegrass music. He absolutely loved his family, enjoyed spending time fishing and liked being around people. He could very easily talk a streak! In his younger years he was a great basketball player and a super runner. He loved to attend the Harmony Community Center Friday Night Jammers and was a member of the Central Maine Country Music Association in Corinna.
He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Phyllis Braley, Sr. of Hartland; siblings, Timothy Braley and wife Lisa of South Dakota, Alan Braley and wife Melody of St. Albans, Holly Waterman and husband Douglas of Burnham and Eric Braley and wife Cheryl of St. Albans; nieces and nephews: Michael, Kristen, Shania, Taylor, Scottie and Alenna; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and numerous special bluegrass and fishing friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Canaan Calvary Church, 299 Main Street, Canaan, with Pastor Kevin Brooks officiating. A potluck gathering will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. If possible, please bring a dish to share.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Maine Country Music Association, 10 Smith Road, Corinna, Maine, 04928.
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MARIE (NICKERSON) GALLISON
CORINNA — Marie E. Gallison, 74, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2018. She was born August 12, 1943 in Dexter, a daughter of Elwood and Inez (Pratt) Nickerson.
Marie worked 8 years in the weave room at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna. She then worked as an Avon Lady for the next 21 years. She was a longstanding member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna.
She is survived by her husband, Charles “Bill” Gallison, Sr. of Corinna; 2 sons, “Chuck” and wife Patty of Hartland, Kevin and wife Lori of Old Town; a sister, Cleona Decrow of Athens; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 sisters in law, Eileen Nickerson of Hudson and Carol Nickerson of Florida; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew Leslie and wife Lynn Fillmore.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Mike Abbott officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
CHARLES A. KILBY
NEWPORT — Charles Alden Kilby, 89, died January 10, 2018. He was born October 13, 1928 in South Portland, a son of Henry and Irene (Hannaford) Kilby. He graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy, Class of 1949 and served in the Merchant Marines including oil tankers to Saudi Arabia. After moving to Caribou he met Lizzie. They were married for nearly 60 years. He operated power plants for Maine Public Service Company for 40 years. He and Lizzie moved to Newport after retiring. Charles was a member of the Lions Club for many years. Charlie enjoyed spending time at their camp on Cross Lake. Every summer his family would gather together at the camp making unforgettable memories.
Charlie was a wonderful father who always put his family first. His family meant the world to him and he meant the world to his family. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by 2 sons, Gary and wife Carlene of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Jerry and wife Lesia of Frankfort, Kentucky; a daughter, Betty and husband Peter Stone of Enfield; a sister, Shirley Richardson of New Hampshire; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. He was also a special step grampy to Sarah, Adam, Aubri, Bryson, Jennifer and Margaret.
He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Cody) on January 3, 2010.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services were held 1 PM Tuesday, January 16th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Spring burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
JOSEPH W. SCHISSLER
DETROIT — Joseph Warren Schissler, 66, passed away January 16, 2018 after a 2 year struggle with cancer.
He was born March 6, 1951 in Hartland, a son of Joseph R. and Maxine (Field) Schissler. He graduated from Warsaw High School in Pittsfield, Class of 1969. Joe was a pipe fitter for Cianbro Corporation for 20 years, and was a stationery steam engineer for the Edwards Company for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Elks Club in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his mother of Detroit; daughters Brittany Schissler and Keith Doyon, Ashley Heffernan and husband Peter; grandsons, Ryder and Tanner Heffernan, and Keith Ravanell Doyon; brother, Kim Schissler; sister, Anna Curtis and husband Mark; nephew Aaron Curtis and niece Allison Curtis.
At his request there will be no funeral service. A private committal will be held in the spring at Detroit Village Cemetery with Pastor Dan Burton officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
VELMA (BUSWELL) LEAVITT
EXETER — Velma Irene Leavitt, 89, a lifelong resident of Exeter, died January 9, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born March 19, 1928 in Exeter a daughter of F. Keith and Ruth (Felix) Buswell.
She worked at Eastland Woolen Mill for 20 years and operated a family vegetable stand for a number of years.
She is survived by her son James and wife Julie Leavitt of Exeter; sister Theora Lougee, of Corinth; 2 grandchildren, William and Emily; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Buswell of Corinth; many beloved nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Lewis Leavitt and brothers, Norman, Carroll and Malcolm Buswell.
At her request there will be no visiting hours. Graveside committal services will be held at the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth in the spring. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
GLORIA E. PERKINS
PARKMAN — Gloria E. Perkins, 59, passed away January 2, 2018, at her residence. She was born June 15, 1959, at Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, a daughter of George and Ellen Perkins formerly of Abbot Village, Maine. Gloria was one who loved good poetry and had written many poems of her own.
In years past she drove school bus for the Guilford school district and worked for the Woolen Mill in Guilford, as well as other odd jobs. She loved her grandchildren and was able to spend many precious moments with them.
Gloria is survived by her children, Michael and Sandra Sweet, Amanda Nichols, and Jehoshaphat and Georgia Dawn Priest; her father, George C Perkins Sr.; sister, Debbie Wasilewski; two brothers, George C. Perkins, Jr., and Shane M. Perkins Sr.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Ellen R. Perkins.
There will be a memorial service 1 PM Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Parkman Baptist Church in Parkman, Maine. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
JANET (CONDON) ROBINSON
PLYMOUTH — Janet G. Robinson, 76, died January 8, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 22, 1941 in Troy a daughter of Thomas and Thelma (Richardson) Condon. She graduated from Unifree High School in Unity and was employed for many years at Ski-Land Woolen Mill in Clinton and Guilford Industries in Newport.
She enjoyed fishing in her younger years and also liked Bingo and the Bangor Daily News crossword puzzles. She loved her grandchildren, especially “Gram’s Babe”.
Janet is survived by her son Dale and wife Sandra Chamberlain of Albion; 2 daughters, Raejean and husband Clarence Churchill of Pittsfield, and Carol Chamberlain of Etna; 3 sisters, Ethel Chamberlain of Benton, Gladys Chase of Burnham, Pearl and husband Michael Butler of Stratton; 2 grandchildren, Michael Chamberlain and Bailey Churchill; 2 great grandchildren, Aiyla-Rae and Aiden Chamberlain.
She was predeceased by her husband Lindley Robinson, and her brothers and sisters, Walter, Edith, Arthur, Paul, Carroll, Wilma and Dell.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BRIAN J. HACKETT
ABBOT — Brian J. Hackett, 81, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2017 at his home. He was born March 9, 1936 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the son of Bernard and Ellen (Coyle) Hackett. He shared many fun stories of growing up on a farm, working at Gormley’s, as well as being a conductor on the double decker buses in England. He emigrated from Ireland with his wife settling in Huntingdon, Quebec, where he made many lifelong friends. He was active in the local Legion Hall as well as in the Knights of Columbus. He moved several more times advancing his career – North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and finally settling in Maine. Brian had a great love for his family and appreciated time spent with them. He had a passion for yardsaling and golf, and enjoyed a good game of cribbage and a nice scotch.
In addition to his loving wife of 61 years, Winnifred M. (Farrell) Hackett, Brian is survived by five daughters, Suzanne Wilbur and her husband, Harvey, Siobhan Ross and her companion, Glen Rowe, Maureen Glidden and her husband, Peter, Marie Schmiedlehner and her husband, Paul, and Kathryn “Kate” Leland and her husband, Tim; four brothers, Neil and wife, Rosetta, John and wife, Philomena, Donald and wife, Margaret, and Gerard and wife, Eileen Hackett; sister, Marie and husband, Jimmy Maguire; 13 grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Brian, Silas, Geneva, Marissa, Brendan, Ryan, Olivia, Nick, Cameron, Emmitt, and Sean; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son, Plunkett Hackett.
A celebration of Brian’s life will held 1 PM Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Masonic Lodge in Guilford. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
GERALDINE A. HEATH
PALMYRA — Geraldine Heath, 75, died unexpectedly December 28, 2017 at a New York City hospital. She was born October 6, 1942 in Bangor, a daughter of Warner and Vesta (Robshaw) Giles. She graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT.
Geraldine retired as a supervisor at Ensign Boarding Home in Hartland. She will be remembered as an avid figure skater in her younger years, and also enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, William Schalk of Newport; 2 daughters, Josina Schalk of Hartland, Terri and husband Allen Graves of Newport; a brother Gerald and wife Delores Giles of Bucksport; a step sister, Rebecca Sargeant of Bangor; 3 grandchildren, Courtney, Matthew and Thomas; and 4 great grandchildren, Maddox, Ashton, Avery and Skylar; 4 nephews, Warren, Jeffrey, Sean and Kevin Giles; a special cousin Cheryl Leach; and her beloved dog Shayna.
Geraldine was predeceased by her brother Rodney; her son, Gerald “Tink” Heath; and her companion of 18 years, Vaughn Fields.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM Friday, January 5th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Kenneth Graves officiating. Friends called at the funeral home from 11 AM until the time of services. Spring burial will be in Palmyra Village Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MARGUERITE “MAGGIE” DOW
DEXTER — Marguerite “Maggie” M. Dow, 93, formerly of Pittsfield, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in Dexter.
She was born on October 25, 1924, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel (Boynton) Waldron. She married Merle Mitchell and together they raised their family. Merle died at an early age in 1952 and Marguerite became a single parent raising the children with help from her wonderful family.
She was a hard worker being employed at the local shoe shop and later at Edwards. She enjoyed making clothing when her kids were young and crocheting afghans as she got older for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Lambert and Brenda Hopkins (Galen); many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Merle Mitchell; four children: Judy Gerald, Darald Mitchell, Sharon Hyatt and Pamela Sprague; and seven siblings: Lawrence Waldron, John Waldron, Charles Waldron, Robert Waldron, Charlotte Seekins, Frances Seekins and Alice Mitchell.
A graveside service will be held in the summer of 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery in Canaan.
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REGINALD C. MOULTON
NEWPORT — Reginald Moulton, 93, died December 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1924 in Atkinson, a son of Charles and Emma (Paine) Moulton. He was drafted in 1943 and earned 2 Purple Hearts as a military policeman in the Army during World War II. He married the former Edith Stone on July 26, 1953 and worked as a self employed lumberman. They were married for 60 years before she predeceased him in 2013.
He is survived by his children, Charles Moulton and wife Vicki, and Pamela Nunes and husband Tom; grandchildren, Sarah Moulton and fiancé Josh, Brandi Moulton and fiancé Sam, Jacobie Pouliot and husband Dave, Clairissa Smith and husband Mike, and Stephen Bemis; great grandchildren, Daniel Tuttle, Alex, Emma and Oliver Pouliot, and Karleigh Smith; many nieces and nephews and a special friend William Bemis.
In addition to his wife, Reginald was predeceased by his siblings, George, Aubrey, Clarence, Llewelyn, Little Reggie, Myrtle, Gladys, and Ruth.
Graveside committal services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, May 5th, at the North Newport Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
MARILYN (BRYSON) BOLDUC
DEXTER & NEWPORT — Marilyn Bolduc, 84, died December 26, 2017 at a Bangor hospital. She was born September 14, 1933 in Newport, a daughter of James and Florence Delia (Lynch) Bryson, Sr. She graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1953 and attended community college at Dow Field in Bangor.
She was the activity director at Dexter Nursing Home for a long time and had previously worked at R.H. Reny’s for many years. A self-employed seamstress, Marilyn helped with the annual operetta doing much of the costume work and also made the cheerleader uniforms at Dexter Regional High School. A large hearted lady, she and Leo cared for a number of people young and old in the Dexter area.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey and wife Heidi of Littleton, NH; a sister, Dorothy “Dot” Fernald of Newport; a granddaughter, Brittni DeRosia, her husband Mike, and great grand daughter Emersyn, all of Littleton, NH; a grandson Justin Whipple, his wife Nicole, and great grandson Jackson, all of Raymond, NH; a grandson Nicholas Whipple of Littleton, NH; several nieces and nephews; and Marilyn’s “fur baby”, Bella. She is also survived by her second family, Bill and Joni Alfond and their children, Justin, Kenden, and Reis. She will also be remembered by dear friends, Mike McDonough and Barbara Ann Wakefield.
Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Leo Bolduc in 1983.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, January 13th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A celebration of life will be held following the service at the Millenium, 416 Oxbow Road, Palmyra.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
DARREN A. DOMONSKI
PALMYRA — Darren A. Domonski, 52, died unexpectedly December 29th, 2017 at his Palmyra home. He was born July 5, 1965 in East Rockaway NY, the son of Joseph A and Pamela M (Boland) Domonski. He grew up in Palmyra and was a graduate of Nokomis Regional High School in the class of 1983.
Darren enjoyed riding motorcycles and driving fast cars. He loved his family. He loved being a big brother and he especially loved his son Adam.
He is survived by his son Adam J. Domonski of Palmyra, two brothers Sean P. Photion stationed in Norfolk, VA, Eli M Boland of Huntington, WV, one sister Cassandra Mirzathani of Crosslanes, WV, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers Chris and Gary and a sister Gail.
A celebration of life will be held February 3rd, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at the old Palmyra School in Palmyra. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Darren's son Adam 858 Main Street, Palmyra, ME 04965, to with expenses.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com