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AUREN C. TAYLOR
SEARSPORT — Auren C. Taylor, 88 of Searsport, passed away in Orono on September 10, 2018. He was born in Harmony, Maine on June 27, 1930. He attended school in Harmony and was drafted into the Army in 1948. He met and married the love of his life, Helen Buzzell, and they started their family together. His family remembers him as a hard worker and great story teller who loved to read. Auren also enjoyed children and his family. Auren drove log trucks for many years. He worked as a farmer, drove school bus in Searsport for many years as well as opening graves in Harmony.
He is predeceased by his parents; a son Leonard, daughter Annette, a brother Elwin and sister Edith. Auren is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Taylor of Searsport; his children, Helen Moody and husband Earl Sr. of Prospect, Wayne Taylor Sr. of Augusta, Carla-Lynn Paige and husband William of Northport, Jeffrey Cook and wife Mirisha of Canaan; siblings Eloise Libby, Herman Taylor and wife Shirley, all of Skowhegan; 19 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren and very special friend, Peter Johnson Sr. and wife Elaine.
Family and friends are invited to a gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 23rd at the VFW on Field Street, Belfast. Private interment will be held at Libby Cemetery in Harmony. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.
WESLEY "GENE" BRALEY, Jr.
NEWPORT — Wesley "Gene" Braley, Jr., a kind and humble man, died August 29, 2018 at the age of 87 in Auburn with his son and wife of sixty years by his side.
Gene was born in Presque Isle on August 22, 1931 the son of Wesley Braley, Sr. and June (Rand) Braley. He was educated in the Newport School System.
Gene was a member of the Newport Fire Department for 32 years. He retired as an Honorary Asst. Chief. He was an active member of the Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club for many years. Gene was an avid deer hunter and looked forward to his time afield like no other.
He was previously employed at Cummings Mill, Guilford Industries, Lakeside Electrical and Concrete Cutting. He worked doing auto body repair and enjoyed growing many acres of dry beans.
He is survived by his wife Nathalie "Bunny" Braley of Newport; his son, Greg and wife Penny of Bethel; grandsons, Matthew of Newport, and McKinley of Bethel; his sisters, Marie Braley and Donna Jones of Newport, Carol Phoir of Penobscot; brothers, Gary Harry of Newport, Max of Plaistow, NH; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Arlene Lander.
No funeral will be held as per his wishes, his committal service will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Newport.
A party to celebrate his life was held on September 8, 2018 from 1 to 4 PM at the Newport fire and police building in the meeting room. Friends who wish may make donations to the Newport Fire Department, 23 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953.
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.
BEVERLY IMOGINE (ROBINSON) SMALL
PITTSFIELD — Beverly Imogine (Robinson) Small, 90, passed away September 3, 2018 at her home in Pittsfield surrounded by her family. She was born August 18, 1928 in Pittsfield, the daughter of Walter J. and Marjorie L. (Schovell) Robinson.
She attended Pittsfield public schools and earned her GED from Maine Central Institute. In June 1949, she married Elliott Small in Pittsfield. She was employed for many years at Northeast Shoe, then in the Pittsfield public schools as a kitchen aide from 1991 to 1998. Beverly was a member of the Hartland Full Gospel Church, and Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield. She enjoyed camping, long rides, puzzles, reading, watching soap operas, driving friends and her sister-in-law, especially Marilyn Small and Doris Lary.
Beverly is survived by 2 daughters, Belinda Grajewski and husband Dan of Brooks, Sheila Cueves and husband Tony of Haverhill, Massachusetts; son, Larry Small of Pittsfield; brother, Earnest Morse and wife Priscilla of Florida; grandson, Jody Furrow and wife Becky of Freedom; 2 granddaughters, Lee Jordan of Brookline, Massachusetts, Jessica Jordan and husband Goulette of Roxbury, Massachusetts; and sister-in-law, Barbara Morse of Waterville; 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Elliott Small; 2 brothers, Linwood and Edward.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Powers Yard Cemetery, Route 2, Pittsfield with Pastor Scott Millett officiating.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
WILLIAM “BILLY” BLACK
NEWPORT — William A. Black, 49, died August 25, 2018 in Palmyra. He was born March 18, 1969 in Ellsworth, a son of James and Lucille (Lewis) Black. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1987 and attended the University of Maine in Augusta for 3 years studying photography and graphic arts. Billy loved NASCAR and enjoyed his job at the Quirk Pro Shop until the dealership closed it. He worked as a cook at the Millennium in Palmyra where he will be remembered as a good cook. Billy loved playing his guitar and was an avid all New England sports fan.
He is survived by his father and step mother Sally Black of Northeast Harbor; his mother and step father George Grant of Newport; 2 sons, Hayden Black of Newport and Boston Black of Manchester; a daughter, Brittney Springmann and Christopher Savageau of Corinth; 2 half-brothers, Jody Grant and Darlene Hopkins of Plymouth, Josh and Katie Grant of St. Albans; 4 step brothers, Torrey Grant of Syracuse, NY, Brian and Stefanie Blethen of Leesburg, VA, Darrell and Michele Blethen of Parrish, FL, Craig Blethen and Stephanie Waite of Trenton; 2 grandchildren, Mason and Myka Savageau; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by a good friend, Troy “Pick Axe” Davis of Lakeland, FL. Billy was predeceased by his brother Jamie and a son in law, Pfc. Tyler Springmann.
A graveside committal service was held at 11 AM Friday, August 31st, at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with the Rev. Brian Woodbury officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LINDA JEAN GOULD
EXETER – Linda Jean Gould, 70, died August 17, 2018 at home after a period of failing health. She was born June 23, 1948 in Hartland, a daughter of Clyde and Marie (Walker) Davis. She graduated from Maine Central Institute, Class of 1966. She worked at Northeast Shoe, Eastland Woolen Mill and Guilford Industries until her back surgery. She then cared for all of her grandchildren as a second career. She enjoyed hunting from her “tree stand” on the ground and brook trout fishing. She will also be remembered for putting many puzzles together and her crossword puzzles, all done at the same time.
She is survived by her “better half” Richard Bartlett of Exeter; son, Sean and wife Chanda Gould of Exeter; daughter Nikki Gray and fiancé Harold Brown of Hermon; brother Larry Davis of Troy; 2 step sons, Aaron, Adam and wife Cathy Bartlett, all of Exeter; 10 grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Gray, Vanessa and Courtney Gould, Dakota, Gerald, Samantha, Alex, Thomas and Abby Bartlett; 2 great grandchildren, Richard and Emma Bartlett.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM Friday, August 24th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where friends called from 6 to 8 PM Thursday. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, Newport.
In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family with final expenses may be sent to Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GERALD KENNETH STEEVES
STUART, FL – Gerald Kenneth Steeves, 86, died peacefully on August 1, 2018. He was born in Augusta, ME to Cliff and Hazel Steeves. He was one of 11 children that was raised in Pittsfield, ME. As a young boy he liked to roller skate, as Gerald grew up he learned to box and his boxing name was “Gun Boat”. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
Gerald is survived by wife of 66 years, Lorraine Steeves; sister, Barbara Steeves; daughters, Donna and husband, Courtney Blood; Barbara and husband, Michael Campasine; Deborah and husband, Dale Stewart; Jean and husband, Earnie Rowell; Brenda and husband, Charles Madara; sons, Gerald and wife, Sherlie Steeves; James Steeves; 22 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. He will be missed by all.
He is predeceased by his daughter Robin Higgins; 4 brothers, Donald, Clyde, Percey and Norman Steeves, 5 sisters, Frieda Hamelin, Betty Patterson, Annie Penny, Nina Giles and Mae Rhines.
A graveside service will be held on September 8th at 11 AM at the Pittsfield Valley Cemetery on Peltoma Avenue. A celebration of life will be held after at the Sebasticook Elks Lodge at 140 Middle Street in Pittsfield, ME.
CLARA LILLIAN “NAN” (WHITE) LINDSAY
SANGERVILLE – Clara Lillian “Nan” (White) Lindsay passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 20, 2018 in Sangerville, ME at the age of 86.
Clara was born on August 14, 1932 in Milo, ME to Stanley and Avis White. She graduated from N.H. Fay in 1951. She married Robert Lindsay, Sr. on April 25, 1953 after which they moved to Garland, where they raised 5 children.
Clara is survived by her children; son, Robert Lindsay Jr. of Dexter, daughters, Barbara and husband Richard Whitney of Dexter, Cindy Nichols of Ripley, and Lori and husband Charlie Malatesta of Sangerville; a brother, Stanley White Jr and his wife Marion of Dexter; grandchildren, Tarsha Murray and Lauren McNeely, Emily and Kyle Wilson, Brian and Samantha Howard, Sarah Whitney and Travis Carr, LeeAnne and Heath Quirk, Amanda and Clinton Thome, Brittaney Lindsay, and Robert Lindsay, Mark & Nikki Malatesta, Stephen Malatesta & Rachelle Enders; thirteen great-grandchildren, Alanna, Zachary, and Karrigan Wilson; Hilary and Grant Howard; Jacob Cardelli, Lili and Meah Carr; Lexi Farris and Brady Quirk; Deagan, Alley and Coty Jr., Sadie & Corbin Malatesta; and special friends Sharon Jukins and Virginia Wark. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Lindsay Sr., son Jeffrey Lindsay, son-in-law Jimmy Nichols and siblings Phillip White, Marion Murray, and Nancy Provost.
Nan’s passions included gardening, knitting, needlepoint and crocheting.
Once in a lifetime someone comes in contact with another, who has a positive impact on one’s course and direction in this world. Nan was that force. Nan’s constant smile made it impossible to be negative. Her wonderful laugh, caused heartache to disappear. Her tireless work-ethic caused all around her to try harder, her altruistic heart taught all around her that it truly is better to give than receive. Her amazing skills as a gardener taught us the value of stretching a dollar. Her kind words were confirmation that we and those around her were loved, and were deeply cared for. Her quick wit, even up until the final hours, is a testament of her sharp mind. She was much more than just a Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend. Nan caused us all to strive for more and to think of others first. She was the epitome of “Servant Leadership”. Deeply loved, and sorely missed here on earth, we were privileged to be in her presence. We were blessed to know her, love her, and call her “Nan”.
A private graveside service is scheduled for a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Garland. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Garland Baptist Church at PO Box 76 Garland, Maine 04939 or The Garland Library C/O Mary Adams, PO Box 10 Garland, Maine 04939. The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for their kind and supportive care.
GRACIA JOANNE “JO” JARVIS
Gracia Joanne “Jo” Jarvis, 79, formerly from Newport, ME, passed peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2018 in her home in Port Deposit, MD. She was predeceased by her husband, William Jarvis of 52 years, also from Newport, ME.
Jo was a homemaker who resided in Maryland with her husband after he retired from the United States Navy in 1991. She loved to travel, was a lifelong Red Sox and Patriots fan, and was an avid reader up to the day of her passing.
Survivors include her 4 children, Robin Willebeck LeMair and her husband Martin of Woolwich, ME, Bill Jarvis and his wife Tina of Jackman, ME, Laurie Hinman and her husband Rich of Richlands, NC, and James Jarvis and his wife Kari of West Point, UT. She is also survived by her 2 sisters, Claire St. Peter and Evelyn Richter; her 3 brothers, Carl, Ralph, and Paul Hopkins; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family in and around Newport and the local region.
A memorial and interment service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Newport, ME on September 8th at 11 AM. There will be a reception celebrating her life immediately following at the American Legion Post 105 located at 82 North Street, in Newport. Her family wishes to thank those who had extended emotional support for Jo during her final years.

SUZANNE WARNER
Suzanne Warner, 69, passed away on August 16, 2018 in Dover-Foxcroft, after a four year battle with cancer.
Suzanne was born in Waterville on April 15, 1949 to Nelson (Pudge) & Myrtle Henderson. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1967, and married Melvin Warner in November of 1969.
She worked in the packing room of Dexter Shoe for 20 plus years, and as a manager of housekeeping for 10 plus years at Holiday Inn Resorts in Orlando, FL. She was a hardworker all of her life, and received many awards from Holiday Inn Resorts. She loved to go shopping, and travel with Melvin.
Suzanne is survived by her daughter April, sister Marianne, two grandchildren Ashley and Dustin, three great grandchildren Ethan, AJ, & Alice. She loved them all so much and missed them dearly.
She is predeceased by her husband Melvin, her mom and dad, and her two brothers Blaine and Berlyn Henderson.
Per Suzanne’s request there will be no services. Arrangements are by Downeast Direct Cremation in Bangor.
Suzanne wanted to thank her friends at Quarry Pines in Brownville for the help and wonderful support she was given. Pleasant Meadows in Dover-Foxcroft for the loving care she received. They were her family and she was very grateful to all of them. Mayo Regional Hospital staff for the kindness shown to her during her brief stay there. Special thanks to Amanda, Ashley, & Cindy from Beacon Hospice of Bangor for all the love, care, and help they gave her. She was so grateful for all the love and support she received from everyone. Her last wish was to tell her friends and family she loved them very much.
BILL J. CONWAY
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA – Bill Conway, 89, passed away on August 15, 2018 in Oklahoma City.
Bill was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma June 20, 1929, the son of Oliver Frank and Ollie Mary (Nix) Conway. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1948, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Piedmont from 1948 to 1952. His 34-year career in the Federal Aviation Administration was in flight inspection, electronics, quality assurance, and procurement of electronic navigational equipment. During this time attended college at Oklahoma A&M and Oklahoma Central University.
In 1951 he married and moved to Oklahoma City where his sons Bryan J. Conway, Brent Arden Conway, and daughter Marla K (Conway) Bright were born.
In 1978 he married Marilyn (Parker) of Corinna, Maine and they made their home in Hopkinton, Massachusetts until 1985 when he was transferred to Oklahoma City. In 1989 they purchased a farm in Prague, OK where they lived happily fulfilling their dream of raising registered Black Angus cattle.
Bill was an avid golfer and made some lasting friends in the Elk's Senior Golf Association.
He was a devoted Mason belonging to the Prague Lodge No. 209. He was a dedicated community volunteer. He served as President of the Hartshorn, OK Chamber of Commerce, later as President of the Prague Chamber of Commerce where he was fundamental to the Prague Chamber acquiring its own building. Bill also served as President of the Prague Golf Club, was a member of the Prague Lion's Club, and served on the Hopkinton, Mass. Water Commission. Bill was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Shawnee, OK.
Bill is survived by his wife Marilyn Conway of Shawnee, OK, son Bryan Conway of LaMesa, California, son Brent Conway of Kansas, daughter Marla Bright of Chanute, KS; five grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters Merti McKee and husband Shannon of Dallas, TX, Sharion Cooper and husband Ray of Yukon, OK, Peggy Luckett & husband Jim of Guthrie, OK.
Funeral services were held on August 18th at 2:00 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Shawnee, OK.
Interment and committal services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, August 28th, at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna, Maine. Local arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com. Mike Crosby 368-4331.
LYLE H. CHADWICK
BURNHAM — Lyle H. Chadwick, 92, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2018, in Waterville.
Lyle was born on March 24, 1926, in Stetson, Maine, the son of the late Ivan and Marion (Rowe) Chadwick. He graduated valedictorian from Newport High School with the class of 1944 and proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII being stationed in both France and Germany.
Lyle was all about community service. He established the Burnham Fire Department in 1959 and served as chief for 58 years. He was one of the oldest men in Maine to become a paramedic at the age of 59. He was instrumental in establishing the Unity Ambulance and worked on the Madison and Anson ambulance service. He was employed by Sebasticook Valley Hospital for over 30 years. In 2002, he received the Ethel Kelley Award and was named Fire Chief of the year.
Lyle enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. In his younger years, he and his wife, Barbara, made wedding cakes together. He was a constant presence in the local parades dressed as a clown. He is a member of the Sno Devils Club, the VFW and the Maine Fire Chiefs Association. He served on the district school board, was a past selectman of the town of Burnham and a former board member of SVFCU.
He is survived by his sons: Douglas and wife Christine, Erwin and wife Terri, Roger and wife Allyson and Frederick and fiancée Ramey; grandchildren: Lance and wife Roxanne, Jennifer, RJ, Keon and Kaiya; great grandchildren, Colby and Ethan; sisters: Barbara and Marilyn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Barbara; brothers, Floyd and Reginald; sister, Arlene; grandson, Eric; and special friend, Arlene Lewis.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 9 at the funeral home with Diana Hartley officiating. A committal immediately followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A celebration of life followed at the Burnham Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Burnham Fire Department, 247 S. Horseback Road, Burnham, Maine, 04922, in his memory.
To leave a message of kindness or share a memory of Lyle, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


CHEYENNE “CHEY” NICHOLE
Cheyenne “Chey” Nichole, 18, passed away on August 4, 2018 in a tragic car accident. Cheyenne was born in Dover-Foxcroft to Tanya Stewart and attended Nokomis Regional High.
Cheyenne was predeceased by her loving Nana Joyce Brown. She is survived by her mother; her sister Charity Miller; her maternal grandparents Paul and Karen Moulton; many aunts and uncles including Katherine Mayhew and Dean Stewart and her cousins Austin and Dylan Childers.
Cheyenne loved life and had a great future planned. She made everyone she came in contact with feel love and happiness. She had a huge heart and would help anyone out, from advice to laughter. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have loved her.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday August 18th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Palmyra, ME. Memories may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.
NORMAN H. BATES II
ORLAND — Norman Herbert Bates II, 59, died July 28, 2018 at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital of heart problems. He was born May 5th, 1959 at Tampa, FL. the son of Norman Herbert and Deborah M. (Cross) Bates I.
Norman worked many jobs but was well known as a cook in Colorado and Maine.
Norman is survived by his mother Deborah M. Cross and her life partner Henry Thompson Sr. of Orneville Plt. He is also survived by his stepmother Maxine Bates of Exeter; his Aunt Leona (Cross) Lovely of Newport; Aunt Darlene (Bates) Randlett of Hermon; Uncle Herbert Bates II of Palmyra; sisters Juanita and Terry Field of Corinna; Cheryl and Tony Frost of Plymouth; Teresa Greeley and Brett Gambuzza of Deltona, Florida; Norma and Norman Moody of Corinna; Brenda and Scott MacPherson of Houston, TX; brothers - Paul Tarr and Shaunna Sheldrick of Sabattus; Brian and Betty Tarr of Auburn; Larry and Lois Laney of Sebec; Dennis and Heather Bates of Skowhegan; Dwayne and Donna Bates of Skowhegan.
Norman is survived by his daughters Lisa and Ricky Cray of Palmyra; Nicki and James O’Clair of Waterville, Heather Long of Skowhegan, Heidi Long of Hartland, Amy and Shawn Hughes of Bangor as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Norman will be remembered by Sister Lucy and Sister Ellen and his friend Michael Butts, of Orland and Robbie Field of Canaan.
Norman was predeceased by his beloved wife Lori (Leavitt) Long Bates, his father Norman Herbert Bates I, his uncle Leslie Bates, uncle Eugene Cross Jr; uncle John Cross, uncle David Cross Sr.; aunt Charlotte Bates Johnston and nephews Cory and Isaiah Ramsdell.
Graveside goodbyes will be held on September 9th at 2 PM at the Pittsfield Village Cemetery, on Peltoma Avenue. Pastor Al Worden will be officiating. Funeral arrangements were handled by Downeast Direct Cremation, LLC. of Bangor.


FRANCES “TOOTIE” A. (GAFFNEY) KAIN
PARKMAN — “Tootie” passed peacefully August 1, 2018 at Hibbard Skilled Nursing Center in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born July 25, 1930, in Essex, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lewis H. and Alice R. (Burnham) Gaffney. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, David M Kain, Sr.; her parents, Lewis and Alice Gaffney; her sister, Barbara Allen; and her brother, Lewis Gaffney, Jr. She is survived by her sons, David Jr. (Linda), Donald (Anita), Ronald (Yvonne); her grandchildren, Kenneth (Brenda), Donna, Melissa (Earl), Brian (Amanda), Karole Anne, Libby, Kolby, April (Norman), Abbie, Darren; her great-grandchildren, Whitney, Kyle, MacKenzie, Noah, Emery-Jo, Asher, Abel, Dylan, Samantha; and great-great-granddaughter, Julianna.
Tootie loved her family and was very proud of their achievements. She loved and missed her dog, Willow, who she undoubtedly met “in joyous reunion” at “Rainbow Bridge”. She was an avid fan and passionately watched the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots. She was most content at her home in Parkman, where she moved with her husband from Gloucester, MA.
There will be a private burial in honor of her wishes. The family will gather in remembrance at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to MuckFest MS c/o Donald Kain, 612 State Highway 150, Parkman, Maine 04443. Messages of condolence and memories my be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
ANNABELLE DIXON
NEWPORT — Annabelle Dixon, 71, died July 30, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was born October 8, 1946 in Milford, CT, a daughter of Alfred of Bridgewater, ME, and Rosella (Levesque) Trecartin of Caribou, ME.
She is survived by 3 sons, Willis Dixon of Newport, Darrell Dixon of NH, and David Bardsley of Clinton; a daughter Thelma Dixon of Auburn; a brother Kenneth Trecartin of Houlton; 2 sisters, Grace Beebe of FL and Daisy Trecartin of Kittery; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and her 2 cats Sandy and Blackie.
There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
SARAH GEORGIA CHIPMAN
PITTSFIELD — As she wished, Sarah Georgia Chipman, “Sarah G,” “Chip,” passed away quietly on the afternoon of July 23, 2018 in the company of close and beloved friends. She lived a full and joyous life that inspired generations of students and legions of colleagues, most notably her many Delta Kappa Gamma sisters and friends. She will be sorely missed.
Sarah was born in Gorham, Maine, the daughter of Leslie Kimball Chipman and Agnes (Sanborn) Chipman. She was educated in the elementary schools of Richmond and Pittsfield, graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1953 and earned two degrees at the University of Maine where she was a member of Delta Delta Sorority - a BA in English in 1957, and a MEd in 1966. She continued in the study of Library Science at Colby College during her teaching career.
Her professional career spanned 40 years, first at Higgins Classical Institute from 1957 to 1971 where she wore many hats as a teacher of English, Librarian, Dean of Girls, National Honor Society Advisor, and Drama and Public Speaking Coach. From 1971 to 1997 Sarah taught English at Dexter Regional High School where she held the positions of English Department Chair, National Honor Society Advisor and Academic Quiz Team (HiQ) Advisor.
Sarah was awarded the well-deserved honor of Maine State Teacher of the Year in 1981. She was a member of both the Maine and National Retired Teacher Associations, the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield since 1952 where she served as Clerk for several years, and the Bethlehem Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a former trustee of Maine Central Institute and a member of the Friends of Pittsfield Public Library. Her initiation into the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was a source of great pride to Sarah as it acknowledged her professionalism and dedication to her craft and her passion for teaching. She served as Omicron Chapter President and Alpha Psi State of Maine President, and chaired many chapter and state committees as well as the international constitution committee. She received the Alpha Psi State Achievement Award in 1991.
Sarah was predeceased by her parents and twin sisters Priscilla Chipman Little in 1979 and Drucilla Chipman Little in 1996 and close friends Terry and Ronald Steele. She is survived by two nephews, Peter L. Little of Key West, Florida and Ian M. Grover of Pensacola, Florida; dear friends Colleen and John Grover and Brenda and Larry Jacobs, all of Corinna; Diana Kraus and Jere Lapointe of Brunswick; Susan and Alan Huffer of Detroit; two cousins and their wives: John and Linda Sanborn and Earl and Patricia Sanborn, all of West Baldwin; caring neighbors in Pittsfield including Linda Cregnole, Mary Jane and Donn McLaughlin and Judy Stitham; friends at Pleasant Acres Estates in Palmyra; her friends on the state and chapter levels of Delta Kappa Gamma including Dawn MacPherson-Allen of Monson and Teresa Brzustowicz of Dexter.
Although an obituary can skim the details of a life, it is impossible to capture the spirit and soul of the person so loved. Sarah was a unique woman who touched the lives of countless people in ways big and small. She spread joy, optimism and kindness wherever she went and with whomever she met. Thousands of students continue to count her as a favorite and generous teacher who made learning interesting and most of all fun. She taught that integrity, honesty, responsibility and decorum were important and that hard work didn’t have to mean drudgery if approached with a positive attitude. She could ride through study hall on a bicycle or dress as a hobo for student spirit week with the enthusiasm of one who knew it doesn’t do to take life or one’s self too seriously. Sarah understood the importance of inclusion and acceptance of every student and her classroom was a safe and sought after haven. She made it clear to students that their grades in her class were not their grades in life and she had the expectation, faith, and belief in their ability to find their way to success regardless of their performance in her class. Knowing you “got Miss Chipman for English” was an honor and a delight. Her administrators respected her sensible and pragmatic methods of resolving school issues and held her in the highest regard. Her school colleagues turned to her as a role model for professional advice. Most of all, Sarah was a true and loyal friend who gave far more than she received, an independent spirit who brought light and love into our lives, living quietly, with purpose and dedication to others. It is her smile, her encouragement to be our best selves, and her genuine love of life that all of us will remember.
A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at 11 AM.Saturday, August 11th at the First Universalist Church, Pittsfield with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. A reception will follow at The Millennium, 416 Oxbow Road, Palmyra from noon to 3 PM. All are invited to share their memories and tributes to Sarah. Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Hiram, Maine. Memorial donations may be made to the First Universalist Church, 6 Easy Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com
RONALD C. STEVENS
EXETER & OCALA, FLORIDA — Ronald Clifford Stevens, 86, passed away peacefully July 14th, 2018 at home after a brave fight with cancer. He was born October 18, 1931 in Dexter, a son of Clifford and Beatrice (Whiting) Stevens, Sr. He was a man who loved his family and was proud of his heritage. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a kind and generous man.
Ron grew up in Garland and, at the age of 11, was a janitor of the one room school house. He carried water and wood and during the winters made sure the fires were lit prior to the start of school. He loved fishing, gardening, a good game of cards, spending winters in Florida, the New England Patriots, and watching his extended family grow. He was an avid Patriots fan, always rooting for them regardless of how their season was going. He was a vivacious reader making sure to read his 3 favorite newspapers daily. He was proud of his military service. He joined the army at the age of 17 and fought in the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he worked various places. He raised his family in southern New Hampshire and later moved to the Waterville area. He worked for the railroad until it closed the Waterville yard. He made many friends during this time. He was a survivor of a severe boiler burn during his employment with Scott Paper. His motivation for recovery was to walk his daughter down the aisle, which he did.
He is survived by his wife Vivian (Thompson) Matteson Stevens of Exeter and Ocala, FL; a son, David W. Stevens of Bangor; 2 daughters, Jacqueline Grant and husband Gary of Dover-Foxcroft; Cheryl Boucher and husband Paul of Clinton; 2 sisters, Geraldine Fernald of Topsfield, MA and Betty Crandell and husband Mark of Westbrook; a brother, Dennis Stevens and wife Lori of Ocala, FL; a brother in law, Edward Hoover of Edgewood, FL; a sister in law, Carma Stevens of Exeter and Ocala, FL; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Ron also had many step children and special friends. The family would like express their gratitude to Judy and Jerry Hathaway for helping oversee his care, providing support and love; and also to the Beacon Hospice nurses and staff.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Wilma (Reardon) Stevens Albert Ferarri and his second wife Irene (Sawyer) Stevens; a step brother, Clifford “Kippy” Stevens and wife Clara; a sister, Pauline Hoover; and a brother in law, Roblee Fernald.
A graveside service with military honors was held 2 PM Thursday, July 26th, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Campbell Road, Garland, with the Rev. Chris Faloon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Exeter Full Gospel Church, P.O. Box 24, Exeter, ME 04435, or one’s local VFW. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com


JUSTIN TYLER HENDERSON
BURNHAM — Justin Tyler Henderson, 30, of Burnham, passed away unexpectedly while working at Dockside Restaurant in Belfast. Justin had a heart of gold always willing to help anyone.
Justin is predeceased by his grandparents, Kenneth and Ruth Basford; and his aunt, Alphena Hamm. Justin is survived by his wife, Ashleigh and their sons, Kohner and Gunner; his parents, Laurie and Jeff Chandler of Burnham; sibling, Charlie Penney and his girlfriend Faith Stovall of Burnham; Parker and Maddie Penney of Maryland; Emmalia Cook of Belfast and many aunts and uncles. Amy and Vaughn Pierce were his favorite aunt and uncle.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 PM on August 4th at the Burnham Town Hall on South Horseback Road in Burnham. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafuneralhome.com
DALE SWAN
CARY, NC — Dale (Fusco) Swan, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 17, 2018. She was born May 9, 1960 in Mineola, Long Island, New York, a daughter of Sebastian and Millie (Stay) Fusco.
She is survived by her husband William C. Swan and a large number of siblings and grandchildren in her extended families.
Dale was laid to rest at a graveside funeral service at 2 PM on Friday, July 27th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A memorial service celebrating Dale’s Life will be held at 1 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Triangle Alano Club, 177 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511. Phone (800) 615-3851 for more information. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LOUIS NAPOLEON LEMIEUX, JR.
PORTLAND — Louis Napoleon Lemieux, Jr., 75, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Scarborough, Maine.
Lou was born on January 17, 1943, in Long Branch, New Jersey, the son of the late Louis and Dorothy (Sharkey) Lemieux, Sr. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He joined the State Department, Foreign Service Diplomat Corps, serving as Administrative Counselor of Embassy, and traveled around the world with his wife for 34 years living in 18 different countries.
Lou was a member of the Knights of Columbus, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club and was Commodore of the Manila Yacht Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, whose passion was sailing.
He is survived by his loving wife, Therese (Margadonna) Lemieux of Portland; his son, Louis N. Lemieux III of Litchfield, CT; siblings, Betty Smayda and husband Bill of Fredricksburg, VA, George Lemieux and wife Nancy of Douglass, Kansas and Terence Lemieux and wife Mary of Sterling, VA; sisters-in-law, Irene Lemieux of Belford, NJ and Susie Lemieux of CA.
He was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Yvette Nicole Lemieux; and two brothers, Al Lemieux and Peter Lemieux.
A graveside service was held at noon, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Rogers Cemetery, Rogers Road, in Troy. Military honors were presented for his service to our country.
Please no flowers. If friends desire, memorial donations may be given to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, Maine, 04074.
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LINDA-LEE RICHARDS
HARTLAND — Linda-Lee Richards, 66, died on Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a courageous fight with cancer, in Hartland.
She was born on April 9, 1952, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of the late Arnold and Phyllis (Cole) Gould. She graduated from Nokomis Regional High School and worked at various shoe shops for most of her life.
Linda-Lee had an unrelenting heartwarming smile. She loved her pink roses and lilac bushes. She enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and was very fond of her willow tree. She was deeply devoted to her family and loved being surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very spiritual and had a strong faith.
She is survived by her three children: Mark Ramsdell and his companion, Susan Frost of Hartland, Judy Huff and her husband Travis of Skowhegan and Daleine Richards and companion, Aaron DeWitt of Glenburn; five grandchildren: Zach Frost, Jessica Morrill and companion Curtis Watson, Samantha Chase and companion, Mike Shannon, Tevin Huff and Trenton Huff; four great-grandchildren: Jaedyn Pease, Conner Watson, Carson Watson and Alison Shannon; brother, Keith Gould and his wife Shirley, of Hartland; father of Mark and Judy, Arnold “Peanut” Ramsdell of Dover-Foxcroft; father of Daleine, Dale Richards of Parkman; nieces and nephews; and special friends: Bonnie Tweedie, Anita Morse, Geneva Sides, Brenda “Shay” White and Joy West.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her siblings: Norma Fields, Betty Walker, Myrna Lyons, Lyle Gould and Dwayne Gould.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, in her memory.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, Hartland, Maine, with the Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. A gathering followed at the Hartland Fire Department.
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LARRY M. SEAVEY
NEWPORT —Larry Seavey, 75, died unexpectedly July 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 15, 1942 in Newport, a son of J. Howard and Edna (White) Seavey, Sr. Larry grew up and lived in Newport his entire life. He attended Newport schools and worked for many years in the Materials and Research Division of the Maine Department of Transportation. He retired from Davis Egg Farm in Plymouth.
Larry enjoyed New Hampshire, especially the White Mountains. He was fond of the ocean and coastline of Maine. Old Orchard Beach was one of his favorites where he enjoyed eating at Bill’s Pizza and having pier fries. He loved his camp on Sebec Lake, listening to the loons and enjoying the view of Borestone Mountain with his wife. He took great pleasure in family get togethers and boat rides on Sebasticook Lake. He spent many hours fishing, hunting, watching western movies, and caring for his yard. Larry was very proud of his 9 grandchildren and will be greatly missed by his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Connie (Burke) Seavey of Newport; his daughters, Laurie Arena and husband Nick, Becky Crane and husband Steve, Sue Clarke and husband Geoff, Linda Watson and husband Skip; a brother, Lyle Seavey and wife Elsie; 9 grandchildren, Abby Arena, Ethan Arena and Corey Watson, Megan Crane Wei and Ben Wei, Chelsea Crane and Douglass Pitts, Matthew Crane and Lindsay Whitney, Katie Eastman and Alex Kolb, Sarah Eastman, Emily Watson and David McKenney, Kyle Watson and Avery Herrick.
Larry was predeceased by a brother, Howard Seavey, Jr.; a sister, Beverly Oldenburg; and lifelong friends Mickey and Bev Ferris.
At his request there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
VERTINA PEARL JONES
FALMOUTH — Vertina Pearl Jones (known to all as Pearl), 91, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Children and grandchildren were at her side. Pearl was born on November 17, 1926 in Cornville, Maine to Harold P. and Hildreth M. (Libby) Whitney. Pearl’s childhood was filled with the wonder of simpler times in rural East Madison, Maine. She lived the majority of her adult life in St. Albans, Maine.
Pearl was a hard worker throughout her life. After grade school, Pearl worked in a variety of industries. During World War II, Pearl helped the war effort as a nursing assistant at The Marine Hospital (currently Martin’s Point) in Portland. She told of turning the lights out at the hospital to evade detection of German U-boats. She also worked with her father as an auto mechanic at Forest City Chevrolet in Portland. Pearl worked at local woolen mills in Corinna and Pittsfield. She then spent two decades in manufacturing at the Edwards Company of Pittsfield, Maine, until retirement in 1991.
Whether stray animals needed a home or people needed a ride or help - Pearl ensured they were cared for. Pearl’s sister, Thelma, tells of Pearl coming to her aid when her car broke down. Pearl had the car running in short order - even while wearing a three piece suit and high heels.
Pearl enjoyed visits with family and friends. No one left without a home cooked meal or cup of coffee. Favorite meals included a boiled dinner or ‘dynamites’ with home-made yeast bread and biscuits. When there was only time for coffee, a raisin cookie or a piece of baked pie was available to enjoy. No one left Pearl’s home hungry.
She enjoyed working outside at her home - mowing grass, tending to her flowers, raking leaves, hauling brush and shoveling snow. Pearl was naturally talented with music, playing nearly any instrument by ear. Her Christian faith was strengthened by playing gospel music and old church hymns. She also enjoyed watching her cousin, Pastor Ronnie Libby, on his Sunday television broadcast.
Pearl was predeceased by parents Harold and Hildreth, husband Earl Jones; former husbands: Everett Nichols, Harold Price, Emilien Drolet and Adrian (Pete) Keirstead; sister Charlotte Temple, grandson Paul Gray and son-in-law Garath Buker.
Pearl is survived by her beloved dog Bonnie; three siblings: Reginald Flewelling and partner Francis Charrier of Lake Worth, Florida, Thelma Hubbard of Palmyra, Harold Whitney Jr, of South Portland; and four children: Verdonna and husband Colin McDougal of Hartland, Beverly Buker of Newport, Curtis Price of St. Albans, Adrienne and husband Anthony Brown of Cumberland.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Mark Gray and wife Sharon of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Gray of Jefferson, Nicole Kelley and husband Dusty of Bradford, Cory Price and wife Shari of St. Albans, Damian Buker of Lucedale, Mississippi, Daniel Price of St. Albans, Kristie Price of St. Albans as well as Destry Buker and wife Danielle of Newport; eleven great-grandchildren: Brooke, Alexandria, Cortney, Kobey, Cory Jr, Ian, Shealin, Nicholas, Nicholette, Dominic and Dezzi; as well as seven step-great-grandchildren: Carrie, Jennifer, Zachary (Ramsdell), Katelyn, Jacob, Zachary (Kelley) and Samantha.
A graveside service and internment will be held at 10:00 AM on September 15, 2018 at the Maloon Cemetery on Grant Road, St. Albans, Maine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org. Condolences may be left at the online guestbook at www.crosbyneal.com.
JUDITH ALEXANDER
PALMYRA — Judith “Judi” Ann (Wagg) Alexander, 71, passed away July 11, 2018 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. She was born July 11, 1947 In Lewiston, the daughter of Charles H. Wagg and Gertrude E. (Swift) Adler.
She attended Deering High School in Portland, and later earned her high school diploma in Calais. She married Clifford “Butch” Alexander in 1965 and together they moved to his home in Calais where she resided until their divorce in 1979.
After her divorce, Judi left Calais and moved around a bit before settling in the Winslow/Waterville area where she resided for more than 20 years. She worked for LaVerdiere’s Drug Store which later became Rite Aid in Winslow. Later she worked for Time Warner Cable in Augusta. Shortly after they became Adelphia, she left to work for KVCAP; she was still employed part-time until her passing. She moved to Palmyra 2 years ago to be with her fiancé, Douglas Tilton.
Judi was a lifetime member of Topps and enjoyed a variety of crafts. Crochet was a favorite and she most recently learned to weave baskets. She was always excited to learn a new craft and loved making gifts for others.
In addition to her parents, Judi was predeceased by her step-father Harold “Pal” Adler, her long-time partner Angelo Falcone, and her brother-in-law Jonny. Surviving are her fiancé, Douglas Tilton of Palmyra; her sister, Dawn Berry of Readfield; her children, Dana Alexander and wife Missy of Baring Plantation, Wendy Alexander of Calais, and former son-in-law, Scott Mahar of Calais; her grandchildren, Kyle Mahar and wife Kayla of Hermon, Morgan Mahar and a very special great-granddaughter Jennalynn, both of Calais, and Samantha Alexander and her partner Jeremy Mitchell of Manchester; many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, cousins and numerous dear friends and co-workers.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service (Adams Chapel), 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Judi’s memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.
HELENA LOUISE (SPENCER) HUNT
PITTSFIELD — Helena Louise (Spencer) Hunt, 57, died on July 14, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born on December 20, 1960, in Hartland, a daughter or Clermont and Maxine (Thompson) Spencer.
She graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Mid-State College in Augusta. Helena worked at Sanfield Manor in Hartland. She loved to knit and crochet, and enjoyed helping others. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Pittsfield.
Helena is survived by her husband, Stanley; her father and step-mother, Clermont and Katherine Spencer; three sons, Thomas and his wife, Echo Hunt, and Daniel and his wife, Anna Hunt, all of Pittsfield; and William and his wife, Marcia Hunt, of New Sharon; and seven wonderful grandchildren; as well as three sisters, Sylvia and her husband, Glen, Libby of Jonesport, Rebecca and her husband, Jon Pennock, of Palmyra, and Kara Stanley of Derry, NH. She was predeceased by her mother, Maxine.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21st, 2018, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. 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
DIANE P. EMERY
BURNHAM — Diane Patsy (Martin) Emery, 65, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 12, 2018. She was born January 2, 1953 in Caribou to Theresa Martin. She married Daniel Emery in 1973.
Diane worked over her lifetime at Converse Rubber, Penobscot Poultry, Jim Salad Unity Raceway and retired from Patterson’s General Store in 2007. She loved cooking, watching the Boston Red Sox and high school basketball tournaments. Diane also enjoyed shopping with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of nearly 45 years, she is survived by 2 loving sons, Daniel L. Emery, Don E. Emery, and a very special daughter in law, Amanda Emery, all of Burnham; 3 loving grandchildren, Ethan, Milo and Autumn; a sister Yvette and husband Michael Sims of Indiana. In addition to her mom, she was predeceased by a special cousin Patsy Gamblin.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 27th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. (stjude.org) Written condolences may be sent to www.CrosbyNeal.com
CLYDE F. RUSSELL
DEXTER — Clyde F. Russell, 81, passed away July 1, 2018 at his home in Dexter surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1937 in Guilford, the son of Clyde C. and Evelyn L. (Cook) Russell.
He was educated in local schools and graduated from Greely Institute in Cumberland. On November 24, 1962, he married Judith M. Adams in Yarmouth. He was employed from 1983 to 1997 as a millwright at Sappi (formally SD Warren). Clyde lived in California for 15 years. He was a member of Golden Age in Dexter, the AFL-CIO and enjoyed woodworking. Clyde is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith M. (Adams) Russell of Dexter; daughter, Kellie M. Richards of Dexter; son, Michael of Hartland; brother, James Russell of Washington State; 3 nieces, Kim, Karin, and Jessica. He was predeceased by his son, Shawn A. Russell. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
GEORGE R. LEADBETTER
NEWPORT & ZEPHYRHILLS, FL — George Roscoe Leadbetter, 89, died July 5, 2018 at his residence. He was born in North Livermore December 29, 1928 a son of Shirley and Nellie (Danforth) Leadbetter. George attended Livermore schools and graduated from Bridgton Academy, Class of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in the Army of Occupation in Germany until 1948. He returned to active military duty in the Korean War in 1950 and served until 1951.
In 1952 he was admitted to the University of Maine studying Agricultural Science, and graduated with the Class of 1956. While there he met his wife to be, Elaine Luce, a music teacher from Rockland. They were married in February 1954.
George was employed by the United State Department of Agriculture for 28 years. He and his family lived in Newport while he worked throughout northern New England. His avocations included hiking the mountains and parks of New England. He also worked many pleasurable hours on the different phases of agricultural crop production. He was a member of the People’s United Methodist Church in Newport. He also worked with the area Cub and Boy Scouts programs during his boy’s involvement. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Persons, the Federal Employees Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Surviving in addition to his wife Elaine, are his sons, Mark and wife Ellen, Peter and wife Joan, all of Newport; his grandchildren, Daniel Leadbetter and companion Mary, Andrea Gerry and husband Robert, Emma Ridley and husband Kevin, John Leadbetter and wife Caitlin; his great grandchildren, Isiah, Faye, Rebekah, and Samantha Leadbetter, Hannah, Ethan Gerry, Eloise and Eliza Ridley; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
George was predeceased by his siblings, Verna Hicks and husband Robert, Rena Willey and husband Winston, Charles Leadbetter and wife Eunice, Rachel White and husband Shelton.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM Thursday, July 12th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A graveside committal service was held at 2 PM Thursday at the East Cemetery, New Portland, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the People’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 182, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

MATTHEW WILLIAMS
PLYMOUTH — Matthew Williams, 53, passed away peacefully July 6, 2018 in Bangor. He was born November 30, 1964 at Eastern Maine General in Bangor, the son of Stephen and Kathleen Williams.
Matt graduated from Nokomis Regional High in 1983. He held various jobs during his life. Matty was a smart, kind and generous man. His happiest times were listening to music, outdoors fishing, hunting and spending time with friends. You could always count on Matt to name that band/tune.
Matt was predeceased by his mom, Kathleen Williams; foster dad, Dick Oliver; friends Jerry Higgins, Ed Delaway "Monk", Scott Plumber, and Brad Patten.
He is survived by his sister, Cynthia; brother, Michael; uncle, Arthur Eugene Marson; cousins; foster mom, Rebecca Oliver and foster family of Plymouth; long time friends, Kimberly Herrin, Shawn Hurlburt, Jerry Warren, Dave and Michelle Gray, Vincent Piscateli, Greg Grover and family, Jeff Grover, Tom Sprague, Charity Bean, Sidney Skidgel and was blessed with many more friends.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 4th at 1 PM at Bisson Camp on Packard Road in Plymouth. Arrangements by Downeast Direct Cremation, Bangor.
ALICE BAILEY LESTER
UNITY — Alice Bailey Lester of Unity died at 87 years young on July 5th at home. Those who knew her will miss her greatly. She knew a lot of people in the area between Newport and Belfast. We would like to let everyone know individually but that was an impossible task.
Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were here for her celebration of life party at the Burnham Town Hall on July 14th. Her family would like to thank everyone for their cards and for sharing your memories of Mom with us all. We apologize to anyone we couldn’t get the information to soon enough.
WALTER M. GAMBLIN, JR.
DETROIT – Walter M. Gamblin, Jr., 88, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 2, 2018, in Pittsfield.
Walt was born on December 28, 1929, in Fort Fairfield, Maine, the son of the late Walter and Delilah (Duplisea) Gamblin, Sr. He held several different jobs over the years including employment at the Corinna Woolen Mill and Northeast Shoe, but his favorite was working with his hands in carpentry.
Walt loved a good meal and especially enjoyed dessert. He was a prankster and liked to tease those that he loved. His wife was the main focus of his life and he took great care of her. He loved family gathering and was the rock of the family. He took great pride in his furniture making and enjoyed helping others with any project that they had going. He was always the happiest when he could pound a nail. His grandchildren and great grandchildren lovingly called him Grampy, Big Grampy and Grampy Grampy. He will be missed very much.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Edith Gamblin of Detroit; his children: Diane Lasselle of Pittsfield, Linda Bubier (Chuck) of Canaan, Larry Gamblin (Karen) of Detroit and Nancy Schwarz (Paul) of Singer Island, Florida; seven grandsons: Merlon Lasselle (Cindy), Clint Lasselle (Anne), Stacy Lary (Tonja), Chris Lary (Tasha), Reggie Gamblin (Cathy), Dan Lary (Lyn) and Ryan Gamblin;14 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and his eight siblings: John, Trudy, Basil, Mildred, Syretha, Reggie, Philip and Lawrence.
A celebration of his life will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Walt and Edith’s Home. All are welcome. A committal service will be held at a later date.
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ELMER D. BOLSTRIDGE
CORINNA — Elmer Dewey Bolstridge, 92, died July 1, 2018 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born June 27, 1926 in Corinna a son of Loren and Lena (Ervin) Bolstridge. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1944.
He served in U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Corinna American Legion, and a past president of the Corinna Historical Society. Elmer retired as parts manager at Hartley’s for 25 years. His hobby was raising beef cattle.
He is survived by his children, Judy Bowden and husband Walter of Newport, Paul and wife Connie of Lincoln, Leslie and wife Sandy of Corinna; a sister, Leatrice Porter of Florida; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special companion, Phyllis Call of Corinna. He was predeceased by his wife Irene, a son Chris, a daughter in law, Norma Bolstridge, and a son in law, Ronald Stuart.
Services will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 13th at the Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. An American Legion committal service will be held at 1 PM Friday, August 10th, at the Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinna American Legion, P.O. Box 1, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

FRANCESCA KENNEWAY
NEWPORT & MANCHESTER, NH – Francesca Kenneway, 89, died July 1, 2018. She was born November 1, 1928 in Chelsea, MA, a daughter of Charles and Josephine (Davis) Derry. She received her Master’s Degree in Education and worked as a school teacher and school counselor in SAD #49 (Fairfield and Clinton). She was a member of the Maine Teacher’s Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Kenneway III. There are no scheduled services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
PAULINE JARNECKI
Pauline Jarnecki went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 30th, 2018.
She is survived by her son Richard, daughter-in-law Barbara, granddaughter Sarah, son-in-law Matt and her great-granddaughter Hannah.
There will be a reception to celebrate her life at Grace Bible Church located on Douty Hill Road in Sangerville on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 between the hours of 1 and 4 PM.
LANCY CARTER CHRISTIE BRADSHAW
PITTSFIELD — Lancy Carter Christie Bradshaw, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Skowhegan.
Lancy was born on April 11, 1927, in Etna, Maine, the daughter of Crawford and Bertha (Wheeler) Carter, Sr. She graduated from Carmel High School and enrolled in the University of Maine, Orono, graduating in 1948 with majors in Psychology and Education. She and her husband, James H. Christie, Jr., raised their family in Newport.
During her years in Newport, Lancy worked in the family business, Christie’s Camps, and was active in many organizations, including the Newport Women’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Newport Parent-Teacher’s Association and the Sebasticook Hospital Auxiliary. She began her teaching career at Corinna Junior High School in 1960, and then taught at Newport Elementary School from 1973 until 1988.
Lancy married her second husband, Peter J. Bradshaw of Pittsfield, in 1978. Lancy’s dedication to public service continued during her years in Pittsfield. She was a member of the Historical Society, served on the SAD #53 Board of Directors, and as a Trustee for both Maine Central Institute and the Pittsfield Public Library. She was a founding member of the Friends of the Public Library and served for several years as the president of that group.
Lancy’s tremendous spirit, compassion, kindness and sense of humor made her a friend to all who met her. During her long life in Central Maine, and in her travels around the world, Lancy made many friends that she cherished and cared about. She was above all else a great mother, grandmother and great- grandmother to her large family. She cared deeply for her family, for her friends, and for the communities in which she lived. She will be missed by all.
She is survived by four children, Maryjane Stafford and husband Bruce of Winslow, Ginger Sander and husband Nick of New York, Katherine Susi and husband Ted of Skowhegan and James Carter Christie and wife Sheila of Dover, NH; three stepchildren, Peter Bradshaw Jr of Bangor, Jane Bradshaw of New York and William Bradshaw and wife Jean of Yarmouth; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. Preston Carter and wife Dr. Elizabeth Carter of Tacoma, Washington; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, James Christie Jr; her second husband, Peter Bradshaw Sr; and her brother and sister-in-law, Crawford and Jean Carter of Etna.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to the Friends of the Pittsfield Library, 110 Library Street, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967, in Lancy’s memory.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Pittsfield, 112 Easy Street, Pittsfield, Maine, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. A committal immediately followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Newport, Maine. Friends gathered at the Pittsfield Library, Library Street, Pittsfield, after the committal.
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DEAN ADAMS CHASE
PALMYRA — Dean A. Chase, 64, passed away quietly on 22 June 2018 in Holden, after a long period of declining health. He was born in Boothbay Harbor on 28 March 1954, son of Raymond M. and M. Elizabeth “Betty” Chase. His mother remarried in 1958 to Truman “George” Fowler, and the family moved to Palmyra, where Dean was raised with his older sister, Dena. He earned his Eagle Scout award before graduating from Nokomis High in 1972. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force and was assigned duty in Thailand during the Viet Nam War. After his military service, he worked at K-Mart, Bangor Datsun and Radio Shack while attending college. In 1985, Dean received a Business Degree from Beal College and began his career by opening up “The Dickering Shop”, a popular 2nd hand store which was located in several places in Bangor. Dean made treasures from “trash” with his ability to clean up and fix almost anything. He had skills in numerous areas, including electronics, carpentry, mechanics, camping, boating, hunting, fishing, gardening, photography and antiques, and shared his knowledge with anyone who wanted to learn, especially his beloved children, nieces and nephews. He was blessed with a keen wit and sense of humor, and loved to tease and crack bad jokes.
Upon closing his shop he worked for Pepsi, then eventually retired to his “camp” in the woods of Palmyra, where he enjoyed a simple life with nature, his dogs, reading and an evening ritual of ice cream and The Wheel of Fortune. He helped anyone who needed his aid, would give the shirt off his back and was one of the kindest men on earth.
Dean is survived by his four children: Danielle and husband Jeffrey of Pennsylvania, Edward Chase and wife Cyndi, Billie Jo Chase Page and husband Christopher, all of North Carolina, and son Gregory Chase and wife Samantha of Brewer; five grandchildren: Alexander, Katherine, Paul, Arianna, Haleigh Rae and a step-granddaughter Haley Marie, brother James and wife Jean of St. Petersburg, Florida and sister Dena Chase Worster of Palmyra; three cousins, several nieces and nephews, and a special “nephew”, Chris Werren , who cared for Dean in his latter years as well as any son, several close friends and his ex-wife Rose Chase Burke, with whom he had reunited recently.
He was predeceased by his father Ray, mother Betty and step-dad George; brother Merrill, maternal and paternal grandparents and two special aunts and an uncle, Katherine Chase Owen, Audrey and John Chase.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 30th at the Lawndale Cemetery, Stillwater Avenue, Old Town, where his ashes were laid to rest beside his parents and brother. Condolences may be left on Dean’s Facebook page.

BARBARA R. STAUBLE
DETROIT — Barbara R. Stauble, formerly of Hudson, NH and Detroit, ME, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday evening, June 22, 2018 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. The family would like to thank Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH for their long-term excellent and attentive care of Barbara.
Mrs. Stauble was born in San Francisco, CA on Feb. 22, 1932, to William and Gladys (Marx) Ryan. After growing up in CA, she moved to Washington DC with her family and graduated from Marymount College with a degree in Business. She worked in various positions, retiring from the Burnham Village School in Detroit, ME in 2003, after teaching remedial reading for many years.
Barbara devoted herself tirelessly to her husband, children, grandchildren, students, and community. She was very active in her local women’s service groups - the Good Cheer Club and the Arts Club - serving as secretary and volunteering for many local charitable activities over the years. Barbara also loved gardening and scrapbooking.
Barbara is survived by Raymond Stauble, her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, and by her 6 children: Raymond III (Barbara) Stauble, Louise (Paul) Desilets, Mary Stauble, William (Debra) Stauble, Annemarie (William) Reynolds, and Elizabeth (Christopher) Bord, as well as 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary Ryan of Brooklyn, NY, her brother William Ryan of Somerset, PA, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH, on Tuesday, June 26th from 3 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson, NH. In lieu of flowers, please have Masses said for the repose of Barbara’s soul. Arrangements are in the care of the Farwell Funeral Service. www.farwellfuneralservice.com
ALSTON R. COOKSON, SR.
CAMBRIDGE — Alston Cookson, Sr., 84, died June 25, 2018 at his Cambridge residence. He was born May 31, 1934 in Sangerville, a son of George and Annie (Knights) Cookson. He served in the U.S. Army between the Korean and Vietnam Wars working in a motor pool. He worked in the woods cutting pulp with his brothers in his younger years, worked in area woolen mills, shoe shops and foundries, retiring from Hardwood Products in Guilford.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising bees, working on his riding lawn mower and especially his grandchildren. They were his life. Alston will also be remembered for having a green thumb with his outstanding gardens. His camp fire stories will always be remembered.
He is survived by 2 sons, Alston “Rusty” Cookson, Jr., and wife Robin, Keith and wife April Cookson, all of Cambridge; 2 grandchildren, Nathan Cookson of NC and Kaitlin Cookson of Benton; his sisters and brothers in law, Merle and Violet Shields of Mercer, Lyman and Carol Snow of Wayne and Pat Cookson of CT.
Graveside committal services will be held at 11 AM Monday, July 2nd, at Cambridge Memorial Garden. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to the Beacon Hospice, 289 State Street, Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

FAYE M. TOBIE
HEBRON — Faye Marie Tobie left this world Thursday, June 21st with peace and grace surrounded by the love of her family and her loving Beacon Hospice caregiver, Crystal.
Faye was born in Hartland on March 2, 1932. She graduated Hartland Academy in 1950 an honor student and an accomplished basketball player for her school.
Faye lived all of her life in Maine after a brief stay in California with her first husband, James Snow of Hartland. They settled in Poland Spring, where they raised their four daughters.
There she was an instructor for Job Corps Center for Women in the late 60s, when Job Corps leased the Poland Spring Hotel to serve as a dormitory for the students. She loved her students and her time teaching. Later she was secretary to the owner of Eastern Fire Protection Company in Lewiston until her retirement in 1985.
Faye was an avid angler and hunter and was known for her catches of huge lake trout and salmon. She and her husband, Charlie Tobie, along with their black labs spent many hours in the lakes and woods of Maine loving life.
Faye was predeceased by her parents, Delbert and Cleora Cool, her brother Frederick Cool, her brother-in-law Ronald Johnston and her first husband James Snow.
Faye is survived by her sisters Jackie Johnston and Starlene Knight.
Faye leaves a heartbroken husband of 45 years, Charles Tobie of Hebron, where they have resided for the last forty years. He has been her loving steadfast caregiver with her journey of Alzheimer's Disease. As a result of his dedication and that of her daughters and their husbands, Faye was blessed to die in her home where she was most content and spent so many happy years. In recent months, the family was so blessed to have the care and assistance of Crystal and Jessica from Beacon Hospice, and in addition the love and care of Carrie Tirrell of Oxford, her caregiver. I really don’t know what we would have done without them.
Also feeling tremendous loss are their children and families: Valerie Snow Vincent, Diane and Tom Folsom; Linda and Frank Dunton; Deborah and David Jankowski; Chris and Amos Gray; David Tobie and Ann Parker; Cindy and Laird Shirley. Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, and her much loved black lab, Abby.
Faye had a way about her of peace and dignity and making everyone she cared about feel so loved. We are left with those amazing memories and as a total stranger said the day before she died; “may she be back with all her memories peacefully”. Maybe not a stranger after all.
DENISE H. CHAMNESS
PALMYRA — Denise H. Chamness, 55, passed away after a short illness on Sunday June 9, 2018 in Skowhegan with her daughter by her side. She was born August 5, 1962 to Millard and Betty (Melanson) Varney.
She graduated from Nokomis Regional High School in 1981. She worked at Irving Tanning Company for many years as well as the Palmyra Town Office until her husband had a bad accident and stayed home to take care of him.
Denise enjoyed many things, some of them being gardening, reading, golfing, and traveling to name a few, but the one thing she loved above all was being around her family and friends.
Denise is survived by her father, Millard of Palmyra; husband, Mark Chamness of Palmyra; daughter, Casie Sanborn of Skowhegan; son, Nathaniel Sanborn of Sharon, South Carolina; daughter, Heather Shaw husband Richard; 3 grandchildren, Charlee-Ann Munn, Odell Shaw and, Dylan Shaw; sister, Darlene Cray and husband Dean and their children, Jacob Cray of Palmyra and his 3 sons; Deanne Cray of Lamoine and her 2 sons; sister, Diane Cookson of Palmyra and her children Carey Abbott and wife Erica of Palmyra and their 2 children; Liz Cookson and her son; brother, Dean Varney of Palmyra and his wife Veda of Palmyra; great aunt, Darlene Badger and husband Topper, her children and many other cousins. She was predeceased by her mother Betty Varney.
A graveside service will be held on August 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Village Cemetery in Palmyra. All are welcome to attend.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
FRANK N. RING
PALMYRA — Frank N. Ring, 74, died on Friday, June 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family in Bangor.
Frank was born on February 19, 1944, in Buffalo, New York. He owned and operated his own carpentry business for over ten years. He was then employed for many years as a bridge superintendent and was a valuable employee working for several different companies.
Frank loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. His original sense of humor was what made him a legend in his own right. He was always the life of the party. He enjoyed stock car racing, hunting and fishing. He coached baseball when his kids were young and enjoyed watching them learn to ski at the Pinnacle. He was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713 in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lori Ring of Detroit; children, Ellen Ames and husband Michael of Pittsfield, Karen Ladd and companion Thayne McDonald of Unity, Tyler Ring and wife Shannon of Pittsfield and Brandon Ring and wife Carolyn of Stanley North Dakota; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Brackett; mother-in-law, Valerie Varney; brothers-in-law, Mark Bickford and Scott Varney and wife Rochelle; sister-in-law, Madalyn Ring; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Vernal and Vivian Salley; son, David Ring; and brother, John Ring.
The family received friends from 12 to 1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal directly followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. All are welcome to attend a gathering at the Masonic Hall, Hamilton Terrace, Pittsfield.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to the Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine, 04347.
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JANE M. GILBERT
DEXTER — Jane M. Gilbert, loving wife and mother, born May 10, 1936 in Dexter left to dwell with the Lord on June 19, 2018. She was the loving wife of Graydon J. Gilbert since October 23, 1954, and was the daughter of J. Robert and Alberta (Poulin) Bennett.
She was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharist minister, council member, bereavement committee member and belonged to the reception team. Jane was a member of the Jr. Extension, Jay-c-ettes, Dexter Women’s Literary Club, Maine Federation of Women, General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Sunshine Club, holding offices in many of these. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, knitting and quilt making and was an avid reader completing the (ESO) Epsilon Sigma Omicron reading list of the GFWC. She also enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, writing poetry and spending time with her family.
Jane was the proud mother of 4 daughters: Sheryl Vigue of Dexter, Holly Gilbert of Biddeford, Ivy Gilbert of Lake Mary, Florida and Stacy Viola of Gray, as well as a son Derick, who predeceased her. She has 8 grandchildren: Michael, Donald and Cassandra Vigue, Shane Clukey and wife Danielle, Jaime Gable and husband Christopher, Kristopher Gilbert-Vigue, Kailyn Pollard and husband Cade, and Olivia Viola. She also has ten great grandchildren: Robert and Lilly Serrano, Taylor Rich, Kierney and Keaton Gable, Garrett and Laura Clukey, Everlyn and Kit Pollard and Matthew Viola. She is also survived by 2 brothers: Gayland “Sonny” and wife Betty, Barry and wife Anne Bennett.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30th, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Fr. Mark Nolette officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sunshine Club, c/o Mrs. Nancy Baldwin, 59 Acadia Street, Dexter, ME 04930; or to Our Lady’s Kitchen, P.O. Box 193, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
DAISY E. HAND
RIPLEY — Daisy Hand, 79, passed away June 6, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was born December 23, 1938 in Bangor, a daughter of Harold and Lena (Dorr) Strout. Daisy graduated from Hampden Academy, Class of 1959 and served in the U.S. Army as a cook. She was a home health aide and later became a Certified Nurse’s Aide. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Brewer and the Red Hat Society in Ripley.
Daisy is survived by 2 sons, Edward of Carmel, James and wife Heather of Rochester, NH; a sister Gloria and husband Alton Quimby of Ripley; 3 grandchildren, Joshua, Robert and Brianna Hand; and a nephew, Curt Freeman.
She was predeceased by a son Robert Hand, a brother Ervin Strout and a sister Judith Strout.
Private family burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JONATHAN T. BRALEY
BURNHAM — Jonathan T. Braley of Burnham passed away on June 12, 2018 at Inland Hospital in Waterville, with members of his family by his side every day.
He was born in Burnham on December 17, 1955, the son of the late Wendell B. Braley, Sr. and Beulah M. (Ingersoll) Braley. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his nephew, Doug Rich, his brother James (Jimmy) Braley and his brother-in-law Lloyd (Buddy) Burt.
Jonathan graduated from MCI in Pittsfield in 1974 and later worked at Northeast Shoe, Stride-Rite Shoe and 25 years at San Antonio Shoe, all in Pittsfield.
Jonathan loved to cook and make delicious meals for his mom and family, enjoying the outdoors, sitting by the campfire and listening to his radio. He cut all of his own firewood to be ready for the long, cold winters here in Maine, listened to music and took many photos of the family. Jonathan was a strong person who did things his own way, right to the very end.
Jonathan is survived by four brothers: Wendell Jr. and his wife, Cheryl; Matthew and his wife, Ellen; Jody and his wife, Debbie; and Timmy; also three sisters: Elaine, Jane and Mary. He had many loved nephews and nieces and many friends he loved to spend time with.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Inland Hospital staff and for Hospice – for their time and care they gave to Jonathan during his last days on earth.
Arrangements are under the care of Dan & Scott Cremation and Funeral Services at 445 Waterville Road in Skowhegan. There will be no funeral services. His ashes will be laid to rest beside his Mom and Dad and his brother, Jimmy, at the Reynolds Cemetery in Burnham.
JOYCE BARBARA SALLEY
PITTSFIELD — Joyce Barbara Salley went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2018, after a brief period of ill health.
Joyce was born August 14, 1930, in St. Albans, Maine, the daughter of Harold and Harriet (Lowell) Frost. She attended school in St. Albans and Hartland. She married Howard W. Salley on November 16, 1947.
Joyce was a hard worker, running Linda’s Dairy Bar and sharing her love of making and eating ice cream. She was a strong woman of faith and was active in her church community at the Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield. She was a lifelong and active member of the Chatterbox Club. Joyce enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble. She liked taking road trips with her fun and spunky friends who blessed her life even until the day she passed.
Joyce always was thoughtful in cards and notes to her friends and family. She was a caring, generous and a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family. She looked forward to holidays together and the annual summer gatherings, often when her birthday was celebrated with family. She lived a full and beautiful life on her own terms for 87 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Harriet Frost; her brothers, Wayne, Harold and Gerald Frost; and her husband, Howard W. Salley.
She is survived by her children, Linda Cool and husband Duane, Howard W. Salley II and wife Deborra, Steven Salley and wife Paula and Scott Salley and wife Sue; grandchildren, Amy Cool Tozer and husband Sheldon, Dawn Curtis, Heidi Ackerman and husband Justin, Lisa Erhardt and husband Mark, Steven J. Salley and wife Lee-Ann, Scott T. Salley and Amanda Salley and her companion Austin Hayes; nine great grandchildren; and her special cousins and best friends, Sharon West and Rowena Turner.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 573 North Main Street, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Ted Bragg officiating. A gathering immediately followed in the fellowship hall. A committal service will be held at a later date.
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BERT R. WILLEY
NEWPORT & GREENVILLE — Bert Willey, 83, went to be with the Lord June 8, 2018. He was born March 29, 1935 in Limestone, a son of Harold and Susan (D’ Anjou) Willey. He graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Class of 1953 and Elim Bible College in Lima, NY. Bert also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was employed at Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter, Northeast Shoe in Newport and retired from Ansewn Shoe in Bangor. Bert will be remembered as an avid fisherman and as a gardener with a green thumb. He attended the Church of Faith in Skowhegan, was a member of the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield and maintained a lifelong affiliation as a former Deacon and member of the Jubilee Family Worship Center in Newport. Bert was a loving husband and beloved father to his children.
He is survived by his wife Viola of Greenville; a son Preston and wife Teri of Waldoboro; 2 daughters, Heidi Smith of Ocala, FL, Ronda and husband Philip Dickinson of Las Vegas, Nevada; a brother Stanley Willey of Newport; a sister Pamela Weeks of Palmyra; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and 2 brothers, John and David.
Friends called from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jubilee Family Worship Center, Elm Street, Newport, where services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14th, with the Rev. Scott Black officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Jubilee Family Worship Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JUDITH WYMAN GARNEAU
DEXTER — Judith Wyman Garneau (AKA GA-GA, JUDY, CUTIE, JUDE) of Dexter, Maine passed away on June 10, 2018 at the age of 76 following a short battle with cancer. She was born on January, 1, 1942 in Hartland, Maine the daughter of Lester and Mildred (Knowles) Wyman and the first born of nine children. Judy graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and then married Gary Garneau residing in Holden and Hermon, ME and Bonita Springs, FL. Following her husband’s passing, Judy returned to Dexter where whe was employed by Emples Knitting, Tapley Pools, P&L Country Market, Wymans Collectables and Gerry’s Used Cars.
Judy will be dearly missed by all who loved her for her quick wit, warped sense of humor, cookies and chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. We’ll never forget her “tell it like it is” attitude and all her nicknames she had for almost everyone. Oh and don’t forget her swearing, as you never knew when it was coming out.
Judy was predeceased by her parents, her husband Gary, brothers David and Mark Wyman, and sister Geraldine Rizzitello.
Together Gary and Judy had two children, Steven and Douglas Garneau, two grandchildren - Angie and Tracie, as well as five great grandchildren.
Judy’s surviving siblings include a sister Barbara Marshall of Corinna, four brothers Richard, Norman and his spouse Marsha, Melvin and his spouse Cathy, Roger and his spouse Judy all of Dexter. She is also survived by sister-in-laws Jody Wyman and Vickie Easler and brother-in-law William Rizzitello along with many nieces and nephews who loved her very much. She also leaves behind lifelong friends Jeanie Whitehead, Jackie Wood, Sharon Eaton, Diane and a special new friend and caregiver Pat Johnston.
There will be a graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter on Wednesday, June 20th at 12:30 PM.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, June 24th at 12 PM at Barbara Marshall’s camp at 63 Abbott Hill in Dexter.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Judy’s name to Sarah’s House 346 Main Road, Holden, ME 04429.
MYRTLE INA MARBLE
HARTLAND — Myrtle Ina Marble, 90, died on November 24, 2017, in Bangor.
Myrtle was born on June 16, 1927, in St. Albans, the daughter of the late Bert and Lena (Emery) Lovely. She graduated from Hartland Academy in 1945, valedictorian of the class. A graduate of Eastern Academy of Beauty Culture in Bangor, she owned and operated beauty shops in the Hartland area and also on Main Street in Pittsfield, called Lovely’s Beauty Shop.
She absolutely loved living on Great Moose Lake. Her niece, Sandy Wyman Huff and her husband, Alfred, made this possible until her passing.
She is survived by her sister, Deanna Tilton of Pittsfield; step grandchildren who are out of state; many nieces and nephews; and two cousins, Betty Philbrick of Fort Fairfield and Margaret Foss of China.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Marble; her parents, Bert and Lena; two brothers, Ransford and Marvin; and a baby sister, Geraldine, who died at 2 years of age.
A graveside committal will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, Hartland, Maine. A celebration of life will follow at the camp on Great Moose Lake, 219 Cianchette Road in Hartland. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hartland Historical Society Cemetery Fund, PO Box 173, Hartland, Maine, 04943. It was her passion to see a permanent home for the Society. Thank you to everyone who gives. To leave a message of kindness or to share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
LLOYD CLAYTON POWERS
PITTSFIELD - Lloyd Clayton Powers, 78, of Pittsfield, passed away on June 2, 2018, at his son’s home in Jay, where he had resided since January.
He was born on November 15, 1939 in Stonington. Over the years, he worked at the Clinton Woolen Mill and at the Edwards Company in Pittsfield. Lloyd enjoyed lobstering, trips to the ocean, logging, and spending time with his grandchildren and babies.
Lloyd is survived by; son, Chris Powers and wife Autumne of Jay and their children, Christa, Kayla, Rachel, Stasia and James; son, Jason Powers and wife Dawn of Clinton and their children, Seth, Mayla and Cadee; son, Alman Powers of Pittsfield; son, Mark Brewster and wife Dawn of Texas; son, Michael Powers and wife Susan of Clinton; daughter, Dianne Bernosky and husband Bob of Swanville; brothers, Douglas Powers and wife Tammy, Robert Powers, and Richard Powers, all of Deer Isle.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.
BERTRAND E. NICKERSON, JR.
ANDOVER — On May 11th, 2018, Bertrand E. Nickerson. Jr., 57, of Andover, passed from a car accident to make his final home in heaven.
He was the loving husband of Rebecca Simmons Nickerson, the father of Heather Henderson, and grandfather to Micah, Logan, and Atticus.
Bert was born on May 9th, 1961 to Bertrand and Sandra Nickerson, in Newport. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High in 1980, where he loved and participated in sports, soccer being his favorite.
Four years later, his daughter Heather was born to him, and his first wife Betsy Parker.
His early years were spent working alongside his father at Hoods, his brother Scott at the woolen mill, and his brother Eric doing construction. He loved spending time with his family, including his younger sister Lisa, and various aunts, uncles, and cousins. There were many trips to Milbridge over the years with his parents and family. Hikes up Mount Katahdin and Borestone Mountain with his daughter, and days in the boat out on Sebasticook Lake with family and friends. Crazy hunting trips, and excursion to the middle of nowhere. So many good memories spent with those he loved.
Over the years, his life was filled with good times, but also, like many folks, some bad times as well. During a hard point in his life, he decided he needed to make some changes for his family, and asked Jesus for direction in his life... and Jesus answered, bringing him the salvation and deliverance he needed.
From that point on Bert committed his life to ministering to his family, friends, and anyone he came in contact with.
He received a great blessing when he met and married his sweet and kind-hearted wife Rebecca in 1997, making Andover his new home.
Through his relationship with Jesus, he became a light and a pillar to many people, in his home, on the job site, and out in the community. He performed at the local sawmill, worked his passion for carpentry, and became caretaker for The Merrill House in Andover, for which he has proudly served for 12 years.
His love for people, especially children, shone brightly, when he became Principal of Black Mountain Apostolic Academy, and Children’s Pastor at the Apostolic Church in Mexico, Maine.
Alongside these great works, one of his most passionate endeavors was teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through an Alcohol and Chemical Treatment course, to inmates at a nearby federal prison. With much prayer and understanding, because of his own past, many lives were changed there.
His determination to live for Jesus, never wavered, and two days before his death, as he celebrated his 57 birthday on May 9th, 2018, he hollered through the house, “I’m 57, and going to heaven!” He was confident of his final destination. Oh, how he is rejoicing in Heaven now!
Bert is survived by his wife, Rebecca Simmons Nickerson of Andover, his daughter Heather Henderson of Andover, and his three grandchildren, Micah, Logan, and Atticus Henderson, his parents, Bertrand E. Nickerson, Sr. and wife Sandra of Newport, brother Scott Nickerson, Sr. and his wife Lisa, of Plymouth, brother Eric Nickerson and his wife Lettie, of Harmony, his sister Lisa of Newport, and many wonderful nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Home-Going services for Bert was held on June 2nd, at 2 p.m., at The Apostolic Church, 9 Brown Street, Mexico, Maine. Reception onsite to follow.
In lieu of flowers, because of his love for his grandchildren, donations can be made to the Educational Fund for his 3 grandchildren Micah, Logan, and Atticus, ℅ Heather Henderson, PO Box 306, Andover, ME 04216. Or The Apostolic Church - Children’s Ministry, 9 Brown Street, Mexico, ME 04257.
There will also be a second Home-going service on June 9th at 2 p.m. at Gateway Pentecostal Church, 363 Moosehead Trail, Newport, ME 04953 with a reception to follow at the Newport Community Center.
CLOTILDA “TILLIE” (STEELE) VEARA
HARTLAND — Tillie Veara, 78, died May 27, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 5, 1939 in Truro, MA, a daughter of Frank and Dorothea (Gray) Steele. She worked as a cook at Truro Elementary School and also with her husband in their security business.
Tillie was a former Cub Scout den mother and also taught catechism in Massachusetts. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Pittsfield and attended a Monday morning Bible study group in Maine. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandson.
Tillie is survived by her son Manuel Veara of Hartland; a daughter, Maria and husband Michael Andrews of Provincetown, MA; 2 sisters, Mary Costa of South Grafton, MA, and Ellen Buckland of White Oaks, WV; her grandson, Manuel H. Veara of Hartland and her sister in law, Lorraine Steele of S. Yarmouth, MA. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, and 2 brothers, Joseph and Dickie Steele.
Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1st, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield. Burial followed in the family lot, Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

BRUCE H. BERRY
ST. ALBANS — Bruce Hapgood Berry, 66, died May 23, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 28, 1952 in Portland, a son of William and Kuine (Kange) Berry, Jr.
Bruce became Maine’s first jockey at the age of 17. Later, he was the President of the Maine Shrimp Company, and was employed at the Edward’s Company in Pittsfield. In March, 2014, he retired as a press operator for Kelly-Smith Printing in Newport.
He loved living life on Moving Forward Farm in St. Albans. He received much joy from hiking around the farm to the porcupine tree, hippie fires, music, (including the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, John Lennon, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd), dancing with his wife, Rebecca, and his dogs, Boo McGillicuddy and Buttercupper. Bruce loved beer can gardening, movies like The Hobbit and The Big Lebowski , snow skiing, canoeing, his woodstove, feeding the birds, and pig roasting with friends were some of his favorite things. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He made an incredible brisket on the grill and loved making his mother’s sukiyaki recipe. He trained Paso Fino horses. He knew every word to The Sound of Music and tolerated watching Jeopardy with his wife, nailing the science questions. If asking for an encore, it was “twelve more!” The list is shorter of what he didn’t love to do.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Rebecca of St. Albans; a son, John Robert Sanderson (who called him “Paw”) of Clearwater, FL; special friends, Debbie Bishop and Danny Murray of Newport; he leaves behind many friends who enjoyed his joy, wit, and heart. He’s home. “Honey, you released us both from your pain. You tried to hide the pain for so long. I know you didn’t want to leave and I didn’t want you to leave; but you need and deserve the peace of body so your spirit, mind, and essence can live on forever”.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family requests that you plant something and find something to laugh about every day. Death will not part us. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rebecca Berry, 86 Square Road, St. Albans, ME 04971. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

DIRK D. ROBINSON
HARTLAND — Dirk D. Robinson passed away on May 10, 2018 due to multiple health issues related to cancer.
Dirk was born on February 29, 1960 and was raised in Hartland, Maine by his parents, Douglas Robinson (deceased) and Rose (LeVasseur) Robinson who still resides in his childhood home. Dirk attended Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Maine.
At the age of 18 Dirk was ready to “see the world” and moved to the west coast where he lived in San Francisco, California and most recently in Portland, Oregon.
Dirk loved seeing new places and meeting new people. Those of us who were fortunate to know Dirk quickly realized what a special person he was.Once you got beyond his initial shyness it was apparent he had a wicked sense of humor, would give you the shirt off of his back and became a life-long friend.
Dirk was a very talented individual and had a wide range of interests including traveling, gardening, home improvement projects, quilting and machine embroidery to name a few. He loved the outdoors including going on camping trips with his friends and was most at home near the water - whether it was a lake or an ocean. Dirk always said that the water soothed his mind and his soul.
Dirk is survived by his partner of 30 years, Jim Taff of Portland, Oregon, mother Rose Robinson of Hartland, Maine, brother, Darren and sister-in-law Anna Robinson of Hartland, Maine, niece Amy Robinson of Newport, Maine, nephew Adam Robinson and his wife Ginny of Dexter, Maine.He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and was predeceased by his father Douglas Robinson, his grandparents as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Dirk’s extended “family” included many friends and former coworkers across the country who will miss him very much.
A graveside service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Hartland, Maine later this summer as well as a celebration of Dirk’s life. Details will be shared at a later date.
If anyone is interested in making a donation in Dirk’s honor, please contact the Oregon Humane Society at www.oregonhumane.org or call 503-416-5027. Dirk volunteered with OHS and loved his pets and other four legged friends very much.

EMMAJEAN L. (HANSCOM) BRYANT
NEWPORT — Emmajean Louise (Hanscom) Bryant died Peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Dexter after a short illness, she was surrounded by her loving family. Emmajean was born October 25, 1930 in Charleston, Maine the daughter of Leland J. and Velma (Green) Hanscom. She graduated with a GED from Nokomis High School.
Emmajean and her husband Cedric had a dairy farm in St. Albans from 1948 to 1977. They moved to Newport in 1977.
Emmajean enjoyed mowing her lawn on her riding lawn mower, watching TV, her kitties, cross-stitching, her mustang convertible, gardening, and spending time with her family.
She leaves behind her three children; Frank and his wife Ethelyn, Cedric Jr. and his wife Penny, Caroll and his wife Rachel, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, his brother Richard Hanscom, his sisters; Wilma Muller and her husband Ed, Katherine Bemis, Ethel Lewis, several nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Cedric Bryant Sr., her brother Gurvanus Hanscom, her sisters; Althea Marsh, Alfreda Conner, Margaret Henderson, her daughter-in-law Machell Bryant.
Friends called on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at the Brown Funeral Home, 34 High Street, Newport from 4 to 6 PM. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday at the Pittsfield Village Cemetery with Reverend Lewis Bell officiating. To leave written condolences please visit www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.

LEDONNA (SCOTT) WHITE
DEXTER — Ledonna White, 71, died May 20, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born March 14, 1947 in Dexter, a daughter of Linwood and Evelyn (Day) Scott. She graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston and worked as a spinner at Eastland Woolen Mill and Guilford Industries.
She is survived by her husband Stephen White, Sr. of Dexter; 2 sons, David Larry of Abbot, Joseph and wife Tanya White of Brewer; 4 daughters, Kathy Larry of Dexter, Tina White of Kenduskeag, Desiree Lilly of Old Town and Denise White of Dexter; a brother Ronald Scott of Brewer and a sister Muriel Nutter of Hudson; 12 grandchildren, including a special grand daughter Staci Labonte; 2 special great grand daughters; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son Stephen White, Jr.
Graveside committal services will be held at 11 AM Friday, June 1st at the West Garland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made 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.
FLOYD E. GILES, JR.
CARMEL — Floyd E. Giles Jr., 78, died May 19, 2018 at EMMC surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 29, 1939 in St. Albans, Maine, a son of Floyd Sr. and Marjorie Giles. Floyd worked for many years in the woolen mill in Clinton, Maine, where he became boss carder. After a successful career in the textile industry, Floyd and his wife Beverly owned a home business, Crafty Critters, for nine years, and then joined with their eldest son and his wife for seven years in ownership of the Iron Kettle Restaurant in Skowhegan, Maine. The couple retired to Port Charlotte, Florida in 2004, returning to Maine each summer to cook for the youth and family camps at Lakeside Advent Christian Campground in North Belgrade, Maine. Floyd and Beverly recently moved back to Maine to be near their family. Floyd was a strong supporter of the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene, where he sacrificially gave of his resources and time to building projects, including the current parsonage.
Floyd was predeceased by his mother and father; three sisters, Gwendolyn, Beverly and Eleanor, and two brothers, Dana and Freddie. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his children, Sonda and husband, Randy; Bill and wife, Naomi; Dave and wife, Mary Beth; and Vicki and husband, David; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brothers, Keith and wife, Liz, and Millard; sisters, Geraldine Higgins and husband, Clayton, and Della Adams, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at the Sunshine Advent Christian Church, Deer Isle on Thursday, May 24th at 3 PM. A private family burial will occur in August. Donations can be made in Floyd’s memory to the Dining Hall Renovations Fund at Lakeside Advent Christian Campground, 85 Ten Lots Road, Oakland, ME 04963.
KELLY JO SIMCOCK
EXETER — Kelly Jo Simcock, 47, died May 24, 2018 following a long illness, surrounded by family at her home in Exeter. She was born December 3, 1970 in Bangor, a daughter of Ulysses and Sharon (Curtis) Sabine.
Kelly enjoyed the outdoors, camping and feeding birds, especially hummingbirds. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Eric of Exeter; 4 children, Melissa and husband Jeremy Spinney, Brian McIninch, and fiancée Sierra, Nathan Simcock, and Joshua Simcock; 2 grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
DEVEN LEE SCOTT
STETSON — Deven Lee Scott, 27, went to heaven and was welcomed by her mother’s loving embrace on May 21, 2018. She was born June 27, 1990, in Bangor, a daughter of Cecil and Bonnie ( Dunning ) Scott, III.
Deven was a thrill seeker and loved the excitement of life. There was never a dull moment when she was around. She loved her family and children endlessly. She had an enormous heart with so much love to give. Deven is now free from the physical world and at peace in heaven with her mother and very best friend, Bonnie Scott. They will continue to love us all “to the moon and back” until we see each other again.
Deven is survived by her 3 beautiful children, Aleigha Scott, Jayce Clark and Natalie Clark; her spunky niece, Isabella Steeves; her father, Cecil Scott, III; her big sister, Stephanie Scott and big brother, Jesse St. John; her little brother, Cecil Scott IV; her grandmother, Jill Savage; her life-long best friend and sister Kourtney Blanchard; as well as many other family members and friends.
Graveside committal services will be held at 1 PM Thursday, May 31st at the Evergreen Cemetery, Garland, with the Rev. Scott Millett officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

GEORGE JOSEPH DAMI
ST. ALBANS — George Joseph Dami, 93, of Shallotte, NC died Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
George was born in New York City, NY on May 22, 1924 to the late George Joseph and Katherine Witt Dami. He served in the U.S. Army and is a World War II Veteran. George was an Insurance Agent for Mutual of Omaha and an insurance broker for Shatz & Duncan Insurance Agency in Mahopac, New York.
George and Phyllis moved to St. Albans, Maine, from Carmel, New York, in 1970, and lived on St. Albans Mountain for 47 years. Once he retired, he went into the wood crafting business, and attended shows with Maine Craftsmen Association in various areas of the State. He and Phyllis were charter members of the Brewer Maine Craftsmen Association, from 1973 forward. They also attended many crafts shows not sponsored by MCA, such as the Pittsfield Egg Festival and other local crafts shows. George and Phyllis moved to Shallotte, NC in July 2017, because of health issues to be closer to family members.
George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Misita Dami; sisters-in-law, Serfina Accardi and Rosemarie Beyer (Robert); nephews, Vincent Accardi, Rudy Accardi and Michael Orlando; nieces, Sandra Marino and Michelle Campagna; and several grand and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Isabelle Orlando Sandello, brother-in-law, Rudy Accardi, nephew Gasper Accardi, and mother-and-father-in law, Rose Misita and Vincent Misita.
George was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a former Town Selectman, St. Albans, Maine.
Services will be held at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte, NC on June 5, 2018 at 10 AM by Pastor Ryszard Kolodziej with a reception to follow. Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will be present as well as a contingent of the V.A., Wilmington, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC

KATRINA FAYE ADAMS (ABBOTT) HUTCHINSON
PALMYRA — Katrina Faye Adams (Abbott) Hutchinson passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 95 and returned to that God who gave her life on Mother’s Day at her home in Palmyra.
Katrina was born on July 7, 1922, the middle child of 3 daughters born to Benjamin and Adeline Montgomery Adams in Limestone, Aroostook County. She spent all of her “growing up” years on the family farm near Limestone and graduated from Limestone High School in June 1938 at the age of 16.
In May 1939, at age 17, she married Beecher Tardy whom she had known since childhood. However, their love and union was cut short when Beecher died suddenly of a heart attack at age 30 in October 1946, leaving her a young widow.
In August 1947, she married Merton L. Abbott of Winslow. They lived in Pittsfield where they owned and operated a poultry farm for many years. Later they moved to Newport where Merton retired. She worked alongside her husband, Merton, for many years on the family poultry farm and then spent 20 years working in the cafeteria at Vickery School until she finally retired at age 73. She enjoyed the camaraderie with her co-workers and especially loved serving the children.
They were blessed with 3 children: Linda, Janet and Ricki. Merton and Katrina had just over 50 years together before Merton succumbed to lung cancer in January 1998.
On October 3, 2003, at age 81, she married Philip K. Hutchinson and moved to Dixmont, where she spent the next 12 years prior to moving to Palmyra to be cared for by her daughter, Linda. Philip passed away on September 4, 2016.
Katrina was devoted to family and friends and particularly was a dedicated wife and mother. She was known for her kindly nature and her great sense of humor and was loved by all who knew her. She developed a great work ethic from a young age that served her well throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 husbands, her sisters, Glenna Bragg and Nola Doody and most recently her daughter, Janet L. Stoddard. She is survived by her 2 remaining children, Linda F. Morgan of Palmyra, and Ricki A. Abbott of Dexter, 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews.
We invite all to join with her family in paying tribute to her life at a service on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11 AM to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 59 Libby Hill Road in Newport. There will also be a viewing held prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 AM in the Relief Society room of the church.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to all those who have loved and served her in any way.
Condolences may be sent to www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
Interment will be in the Village Cemetery in Pittsfield, immediately following the funeral service.


L. RUTH BAIRD
HARTLAND — L. Ruth Baird, 85, of Hartland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Pittsfield. She was born on June 6, 1932 in Cambridge, the eldest daughter of Clyde and Edna (Chapman) Watson. Ruth started her education in Cambridge; and then, she went on to graduate from Hartland Academy where she met the love of her life, Webster Baird. They were married in Hartland on June 6, 1954 at the Grace Linn Methodist Church. Ruth and Webbie had 35 years of marriage together before he was taken too soon on September 12, 1989.
They had some wonderful times together raising their sons, Harold first and then Timothy. They were dedicated to teaching the boys about fishing, hunting, trapping and many other lessons. Above all else, the boys were taught that family came first.
Over the years, Ruth had many jobs from working at Baxter Cannery and Norwock Shoe to waitressing. Ruth was a faithful, kind and caring person who found joy in helping others. This led her to work at the hospital, nursing home and then later with some of our littlest people at Jack-in-the-Box Nursery School during her retirement.
Back in the day, Ruth loved playing cards with the girls and going to ceramics classes. She enjoyed doing word-search puzzles, going out to eat and she especially enjoyed adventures with her friend Lorraine. Ruth loved to just sit on the camp porch and watch the sunset. Now that she and Webbie have reunited, they are sitting together again.
Ruth will be missed by her sons, Harold Baird and his companion Tammy Goulettte of Hartland; Timothy Baird and his wife Cindy of Newport; beloved grandchildren, Melissa Twitchell and her husband Troy of Hartland, Nathan Baird of Newport, Adam Baird and his wife Heidi of Lebanon, Alex Baird and his girlfriend Olivia Brown of Newport, and Jenna Baird of Newport. She also leaves behind her precious great-granddaughter, Ellura Twitchell of Hartland; siblings, Stanley Watson and his wife Iva of Skowhegan, Donna Sawyer of Cambridge, Ronnie Watson and his wife Beverly of Cambridge; sister-in-law, Eva Baird of Florida and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, companion William Cuddy and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 22 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland with Rev. Mark Tanner, officiant. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401.
TIMOTHY L. NEWMAN
DETROIT — Timothy L. Newman, 50, passed away on March 25, 2018 in Mechanicsville hospital in Virginia after a short illness. Tim was born January 19, 1968 in St. Steven, NB, Canada.
He graduated from MCI in Pittsfield in 1986, went on to U.N.B. in Fredericton, NB, graduated and went on to Western College in London, Ontario and received his Masters degree. He moved to Fredericksburg, VA in 1999 and worked at the University of Mary Washington as the systems librarian for 18 years. He had a love for music, hockey, Nascar and football, his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys.
He is survived by his mother, Lovina Kitchin of Detroit; a daughter, Meredith Newman of Malaga, Spain; a son, Jack Newman of Richmond, VA, whom he loved both very much; his former spouse, Elizabeth Ashley of Fredericksburg, VA; two sisters, Sharon Newman of Casselberry, FL and companion Marcus Feazell of Longwood, FL; Barbara J. Becker and husband Chad from Milford, ME; one niece, Maya Becker of Milford, ME.
He was predeceased by his father Winslow B. Newman of Campobello, NB, Canada; stepfather Gary Kitchin of Detroit.
Committal services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 2nd at the Detroit Village Cemetery in Detroit, ME. A gathering will follow at the Detroit Town Hall after the service. Everyone is welcome.

CHARLES L. BAILEY
TROY — Charles Lewis Bailey, 89, died May 12, 2018 at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born March 11, 1929 in Newton, NH a son of Lawrence and Edna (Philbrick) Bailey. He graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1948 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He retired from the Honeywell Corporation and belonged to the U.A. Local #716 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He was a former member of the Masons.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn (Bean) Bailey of Troy; 4 children, Charles W. Bailey of Saco, Susan Dixon of Greenfield, Wisconsin, Marcia Wilson of Dixmont, and James Bailey of Troy; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Donations may be made in his memory to the Maine Veterans Home Patient Activity Fund, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

ALYCE LEIANN FOSTER
GUILFORD — Alyce Leiann Foster, 55, died unexpectantly at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft on May 13, 2018. She was born in Cambridge, MA on August 5, 1962, the daughter of Loren and Carolyn (Dow) Foster. Leiann attended Guilford schools, and was a homemaker. Her main love was taking care of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Hersey of Guilford; three children, Lisa Baird, Beth (Doug) Wetmore, all of Dover-Foxcroft and Justin (Stacy) Foster of Lewiston; one brother, David Foster of Guilford; stepsister, Denise Hamilton of Gray; nine grandchildren, Mark, Robert, Sheyanne, Billy Jr., Anthony, Trinity, Serenity, Matthew and Carolyn.
Leiann leaves a significant other, David Whitney and two stepsons, Jeffrey and Aron Whitney. She leaves aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Loren Foster; stepfather, Earling Hersey, brother, Curt Foster and stepbrother, Danny Hersey.
Leiann also left her beloved dogs, Lady, Charlie and Brady. She never met an animal she didn’t love and wanted to take home.
She was a caregiver and would help anyone in need. She had a loving heart and will be greatly missed.
There are no arrangements at this time, but a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contribution may be sent to Beth Anne Wetmore GoFundMe page or mail to Beth 23 Morton Ave., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.

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.
To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences to the family please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com

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.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.

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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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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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.
Please visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com to leave a note of condolence.

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