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DETROIT – Greta A. Cianchette, 86, died on June 8 after a period of declining health.
She was born on October 22, 1932, in Caribou, Maine, one of nine children born to Arthur and Leona (Desjardins) Ouillette. She married Joseph R. Cianchette, Jr in 1953. They shared 65 years of marriage and raised seven children together.
Her second born, Joseph R. Cianchette, III, was born with Down Syndrome in 1957, at a time when Pineland was the only option for children with intellectual disabilities. Determined to give her a son a better life, Greta and another parent started a program which grew from a handful of families working out of a church basement into the Marie Bradford School. She was also well regarded by her patients at the office of Dr. Richard Huber where she worked as a dental assistant.
She enjoyed gardening, canning and pickling. She was known for her spaghetti sauce and chocolate chip cookies. She was an accomplished seamstress, making her own dresses, clothes for her children and prom dresses for her daughters. She was also a great cribbage player. Greta was a devoted member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and became a Eucharistic minister, bringing communion to those unable to attend services.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Cianchette, Jr. of Detroit; her children: Laura Cianchette and partner Dan Kolbert of Portland, James Cianchette of Pittsfield, Christopher Cianchette and wife Val of Dunnellon, FL, Michael Cianchette of Pittsfield, Patricia Skirnick and husband Steve of Perryville, MD and Amy Donaghy and husband Sean of Washington, Maine; 15 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; siblings: Reginald Ouillette and wife Theresa of Caribou, Mona MacBain of Clinton, CT and Sheila Jacobson and husband Wendell of Raymond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; son Joseph Cianchette, III; two grandchildren: Benjamin Cianchette and Emily Cianchette; daughter-in-law, Jane Cianchette; and siblings: Arthur Ouillette, Kathleen Karr, Richard Ouillette, Joyce Theriault, and Ruth Vermette.
Friends wishing to honor Greta’s memory are encouraged to donate to the Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, #5, South Portland, ME, 04106,
The family received friends from 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM, Monday, June 17, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, 238 Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal will immediately follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A gathering will follow the committal in the Parish Hall and all are welcome.
PALMYRA – Sharon L. Watrous, 72, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Lewiston, Maine.
Sharon was born on November 6, 1946, in Peoria, Illinois, a daughter of Delbert and Arlene (Manchester) Nortrup. She was a warm and loving person, who enjoyed reading, feeding the birds and watching television, especially the British shows. She loved life and always had a hug for those she loved.
She is survived by her daughter, Susanne Guilford of Palmyra and her companion, Jim Cummings of Troy; four grandchildren: Matthew Spencer and companion Sarah Kaminow of Sebago, Megan Spencer of Waterville and her companion, Tyler Steiger of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jennifer Watrous and companion Joshua Pitts of Tennessee, and Stephanie Watrous and companion Nathan Smock of Houlton; three great-grandchildren: Abel Pitts, Alexander Smock and Lillian Smock; and her loving dog, Foxy.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Stephen Watrous; her brother, David Nortrup; and her son, Joseph Watrous.
A gathering will be held from 1 to 6 PM, Saturday, June 22, at her daughter’s home, 86 Raymond Road, Palmyra. Family and friends are welcome to come and celebrate Sharon’s life.
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ST. ALBANS – Karen L. Fultz, 77, died peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side at home in St. Albans, Maine.
Karen was born on March 18, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Millard and Genevieve (Lazarz) Rutkoski. She lived most of her life in Illinois, and moved to St. Albans a few years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She enjoyed boating, bowling and playing cards. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church and loved being a part of the family there.
She is survived by her children: William Kuban (Linda) of Park Forest, IL, Michelle Denbow and her husband Robert of St. Albans and Scott Kuban (Jennifer) of Roselle, IL; stepchildren: Daniel Stimis and partner Mary Beth Chaney and Annie Coleman; grandchildren: Samantha Jordan and husband Joshua, Tabatha Berry, Madison and Zachary Kuban, Tony Almaraz and wife Megan, Alex Almaraz, Leo Almaraz and Travis Coleman; and 7 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by husband, Clyde Fultz; her daughter, Laurel Kuban; two stepdaughters: Denise Stimis and Stacey Almaraz; and her brother, George Rutkoski and his wife, Loretta.
A committal will take place at the St. Peters Cemetery in Volo, Illinois, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Clyde Fultz.
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CORINNA – Danny Doherty, 72, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at his home after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer. Danny was being cared for by his family with the great help from Hospice.
He was born December 20, 1946 in Dexter a son of Lionel and Carolyn (Dow) Doherty. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969, stationed in Libya and Germany, and was discharged as an E5. He was a 50 year member of the Corinna Post #73 American Legion.
Danny loved the outdoors in his youth and through his whole life. As a teen he worked at the Snowflake Canning Factory in Corinna. Later he was employed at Eastland Woolen Mill and also worked for Byron Henderson. Finally he started the job he loved the most as a self-employed woodsman.
During that time, he had many different types of machinery which he enjoyed. When his son Bill graduated from high school, he joined his father in the business and they worked many years together. Danny always said you never work a day when you are doing something you love to do.
Danny also loved fishing with family and friends and moose hunting with his son. His grandchildren, Reagan and Daigan, were another great joy in his life.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Marsha Doherty; daughter, Tracy and husband Jeff Wiers and their children Chris and Reagan; son, Bill Doherty and his son Daigan; 3 sisters and their husbands, Sandy and Danny Hill, Susan and James Emerson and Laurie and David Mountain; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Skip.
Graveside committal services will be held 11 AM Friday, June 21st at Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna, with Pastor Reeni Cipullo officiating.  A reception will follow at the Corinna Post #73 American Legion Hall. At Danny’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Marsha Doherty, P.O. Box 211, Corinna, ME 04928, to be used for the further education of his pride and joy, his grandchildren. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
DEXTER & AUBURN – Shane R. Gilbert, 52, died unexpectedly June 10, 2019 at his residence in Auburn. Shane was born April 23, 1967, in Bangor a beloved son of Richard and Carolyn (Poirier) Gilbert. He graduated from Dexter Regional High School and The Ohio State University. He achieved his Master’s Degree in Education at the University of New England.
Shane taught at the Auburn Middle School for 12 years. He was a devoted teacher who loved teaching, his school and his students. Summers were spent traveling around the world. But summers at Lake Wassokeag in Dexter were his favorite, organizing the boat parade and floating on his tube! He is survived by his parents of Dexter; a brother Chad Gilbert of Whitefield; grandfather, Armand Poirier of Bangor; nephews, Ben and Blake Gilbert of Whitefield; aunts and uncles, “Aunt Nena” and Ronald Hallee of Ohio and Norma and Steve LeClair of Gray; his cat Demitri; and many other special friends and relatives. Shane will be sadly missed.
A memorial service will be held 10 AM Wednesday, June 26th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, with the Rev. John Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Androscoggin Humane Shelter, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
STETSON – JoAnn E. Gray, 78, died June 3, 2019 at a Bangor nursing facility. She was born November 29, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Joseph and Hilda (Schnarr) Krupp. She retired from Nautel Maine, Inc., a maker of radio transmitters. She loved to knit, making caps for shelters in Bangor. JoAnn loved cats and dogs and was a great supporter of the Humane Society and the S.P.C.A.
She is survived by a sister, Mary and husband Larry Hayes of Dallas, TX; several nieces and nephews.
JoAnn was predeceased by her husband, Frank Gray, a sister, Carol Poll, and her longtime companion, Arnold Carson.
A graveside funeral and committal service was held at 10 AM Tuesday, June 11th, at Clark’s Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 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
NEWPORT – Lisa Smith, 50, died June 8, 2019 at her residence after a nearly 20 year battle with breast cancer. She was born October 21, 1968 in Bangor, a daughter of Rodney “Buddy” and Lois (Bryant) Copeland.
Lisa was a florist at Bud’s Shop and Save in Newport for many years. She enjoyed making jewelry for sale to support breast cancer research.
She is survived by her husband, James “Tony” Smith of Newport; 2 sisters, Stacy and husband Pierre Chabre of Newport, and Cindy Sullivan of North Fort Myers, Florida. She will also be remembered by her special friend, Dr. Audrey Garrett.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
HARTLAND – Louise Dorothy Humphrey, 85, passed away on May 30, 2019, at Sanfield Rehabilitation and Living Center, where she had lived for the past two years.
She was born in East Corinth, ME, on September 4, 1933, the daughter of Robert Berry and Dorothy (Blanchard) Wentworth. She had a very special stepfather, Edson Wentworth.
Louise graduated from Nokomis Regional High School in 1973, the same year as her daughter did. She was very proud of this accomplishment. She met Reggie Humphrey in November 1951 and they were married two months later. They lived in Palmyra most of their 62 years together and had three children.
Reggie and Louise opened their home and hearts caring for foster children for over 18 years. This was a responsibility that they both took great pride in. In later years, Louise went back to school and earned her CNA. She worked at Sebasticook Valley Hospital and then did residential home health and traveled all over central Maine. After that she worked in the home health field as an administrator. She retired at the age of 73.
Louise enjoyed crafting, gardening and most of all spending time with her family. She never missed a family outing or event. She went to all the events and games that her grandchildren participated in, and a few of Chase’s hockey games despite the cold. Her granddaughter’s friends all knew her. Her granddaughters would say “look at my Gram, isn’t she cute”. She was always there when her family needed a helping hand and gave of herself gladly. She so enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels when she was living at Sanfield.
Louise is survived by her daughter, Louise Barden and husband David of St. Albans, son, Reginald H. Humphrey, Jr. of South Portland and daughter, Melissa Sinclair of Corinna; four granddaughters: Julie Thornton and companion Randy Briggs of Newburgh, Michelle Grant and husband Korey of Carmel, Abigail Sinclair and Irene “Louise” Sinclair, both of Corinna; and two “special” great-grandchildren, Chase and Bristol.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Reggie Humphrey.
There will be a private celebration of life.
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EXETER & DEXTER – Francis A. Chabot, 77, died May 30, 2019 at the home of his son in Corinna. He was born March 23, 1942 in Dexter, a son of Louis and Alice (Fanjoy) Chabot. He graduated from N.H. Fay High School and served in the Army Reserves.
Francis was a supervisor at Dexter Shoe Company for over 40 years, and drove a school bus for 8 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Post # 2625 Knights of Columbus of Dexter.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Waynetta (Clukey) Chabot; 4 sons, Daniel and wife Angela Chabot of Suffolk, VA, James and wife Tara Chabot of Corinna, Terry Chabot and fiancée Brandi Lyons of Exeter, and William Chabot of Portland; 2 brothers, Robert and wife Jerry Chabot of Los Angeles, CA, Gerard and wife Jackie Chabot of Lunenburg, MA; a sister Anne Chabot of Portland; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Douglas, Leonard and Maurice.
Graveside committal services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, June 12th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, with Deacon David Denbow officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, where a Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Cardinal Mercier Post Knights of Columbus, c/o Curt Lombard, 122 Zions Hill Road, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Stetson and NB, Canada – Jennette passed away at her home in NB on May 17, 2019. She was born in Stetson, ME to Allen and Eleanor (Killam) Brown on May 20, 1937. She graduated from C.U.A in 1955. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Levi; daughter Juliane; and her brother Clayton. She is survived by two sons and daugthers-in-law; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, all of N.B. Canada; also sister, Jessie and family; brother Allen and sister-in-law Elaine and family; and sister-in-law Gloria and family; plus several cousins, nieces, and nephews in Maine. Per her requests, no services.
DIXMONT – Elton Richard Erskine, 89, passed away on May 26, 2019. He was born August 11, 1929 in Dixmont a son of William and Lavon (Edminister) Erskine. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was a lifelong resident of Dixmont and owned a logging business. He loved snowmobiling, cribbage, hunting, fishing, camping and bluegrass festivals. Although he retired his “lumber jack” title in 1991, his love of the woods led to his woodworking hobby. He was the first president of the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, and continued as its president for many years. He was also awarded the 2002 M.S.A. Trail Groomer of the Year award.
Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon (Mitchell) Steele Erskine of 15 years; children, Donna Furrow, Mary and husband Terry Lemieux, Richard and wife Gaye Erskine, Linda Erskine, Mark and wife Chrissy Erskine; step children and spouses, Helen and Joe Mazur, Kate and Andrew Stevens and Annie and Demetrio Duran; brothers, James and wife Lorraine Erskine and Robert Erskine; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Betty (Bird) Erskine; brothers, Lawrence and Roger; and sisters, Eunice Norris, Esther Winship, and Pauline Erskine.
 “It’s Not Good Bye, It’s See Ya Later.”
Graveside committal services will be held at 10 AM Monday, June 3rd, at Dixmont Corner Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc., 49 Stonehedge Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Written condolences may be expressed at
PLYMOUTH – Georgia Anna Anderson, 93, was born to George and Gladys (Vinton) Elliott on August 8, 1925, in Rumney, NH. Her stepfather was Percy Elliott. She went to be with the Lord, May 28, 2019, due to heart failure, surrounded by family and friends, in Bangor. She graduated from Providence Bible Institute in 1947 and married Elliott Lindell Anderson (1921-1996) of Attleboro, MA, in 1948. They honeymooned on Cape Cod, where she was to return again and again for the next sixty-nine years. They started married life in Boston when Elliott was in seminary. She taught elementary school over many years. She served as a pastor's wife in the yoked ministry of South Montville, Liberty, Thorndike, Hartland, and Mapleton, ME; Cavendish, VT; New Bedford, MA. She has been a longtime resident of Plymouth, and an active member of Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church of Plymouth. She is survived by her son Norman and his wife Nancy, her daughter Ellen, her daughter Betty and her husband Michael Ireland, her son Joel and his wife Judy, seven grandchildren - Forrest and his partner Katera Hopkins, and Travis; Melanie Duncan and her husband Joshua, Rachel Boulier and her husband Gordie, Matthew Ireland and his wife Kaci; Axel and his wife Taylor, and Hanna - eight great grandchildren with another coming, and their special family friend Judy Watson. Georgia was predeceased by her three siblings: Harold, Kenneth, and Myrtle. She mentored many and was a close friend of many. She was known to be spunky, outspoken, and devout. She was a writer of plays and skits for church performances. She loved crosswords, word games, jigsaw puzzles, and novels with happy endings. Her children are profoundly grateful for the support her church family gave her and the love they showed her over her final decades of life. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church at P.O. Box 22, Plymouth, ME 04969. A celebration of her life was held at the church on Saturday, June 1st at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob Emrich officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center Newport. To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit:
BROOKS – It is with deep regret that we announce the death of our beloved aunt Mary Lydia Tobey on January 16, 2017 at the age of 92.
In the spirit of her generosity, Mary donated her body to Harvard Medical School for research.
Mary was born on March 15, 1924 in Brooks, ME, to Harold and Abbey (Nickerson) Tobey. She was a graduate of Farmington State Teachers College and Boston University. She taught Special Education for many years in the Boston, MA area.
She was predeceased by her brother, Rexford Roberts; and her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Freeman Rollins, Jr; and special friend, Alice Ryan.
She is survived by her nieces, Pat Roberts and husband Edmund, and Paula Salley and husband Steven; sister-in-law, Claire Roberts, as well as, many other nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of Mary’s life on Saturday, June 15 at 1 PM at her cottage known as the Mary T at Temple Heights in Northport, Maine.
DIXMONT – Ralph Flagg, 88, died May 24, 2019 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1931 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, a son of Abbott and Mary (Hadley) Flagg. He graduated from Newport High School and was a self-employed woodsman until his 50’s. He then drove a truck for Hughes Brothers Construction until his retirement. Ralph was a past president of the Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club
He is survived by his wife, Edna (Hathaway) Flagg of Dixmont; 6 sons, Ralph and wife Kelly Flagg of Newport, Steve Flagg and significant other, Kimberly Morin of Old Town, Randy Mehuren, Ricky Mehuren and significant other, Brenda Peabody, all of Dixmont, Robert Mehuren of Unity, and Kenny and wife June Flagg of Solon; 4 daughters, Becky and husband Dan Nealley of Troy, Rachel Bickford of Pittsfield, Maryetta Flagg and Brenda Flagg Curtis both of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother Jim and wife Rhoda Flagg of New Berlin, Wisconsin; 24 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
MILO – Ron Witham, 72, died May 25, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 4, 1946 in Waterville, a son of Arthur and Inez (Towle) Witham. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High in Newport and was employed for 22 years at Mid State Machine in Winslow. He was a very active member of the Milo Kiwanis Club, the United Baptist Church of Milo and the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, FL. Ron was a past member of the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs. He enjoyed cooking for the churches, fishing, and woodworking. His family was his first love and volunteering was his second. Ron was the family patriarch and will be fondly remembered for taking care of everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Waning) Witham of Milo; 3 daughters and their husbands, Michelle and Daniel Tuttle of Detroit, Robin and Donald Winslow of Corinna, Lisa and John Anastasi of Andover, MA; 3 brothers and their wives, Larry and Cathy Witham of Plymouth, Barry and Carla Witham of Stetson, and Andrew and Deanna Witham of Carmel; a sister, Vickey Witham and husband Chris Hamor of Winterport; a step daughter, Shannon and husband Ed Pinkham of Waterboro; 9 grandchildren, including special relationships with grandchildren Alexis and Devin Winslow and step grandchildren Austin and Alyssa Shibles; 2 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, June 8th, at the United Baptist Church of Milo with the Rev. Phil McGlaufin officiating. A celebration of life will also be held starting at 2 PM Saturday, June 22nd at the home of Donald and Robin Winslow, 600 Williams Road, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may make memorial donations to The Zachary Project, P.O. Box 96, Winterport, ME 04496. Written condolences may be expressed at
DEXTER – Elmer Carl Sawtelle, 87, passed away on May 28, 2019 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born in Corinna, a son of Earl Shepley and Agnes Pauline “Louise” (Bates) Sawtelle. His home has always been in Dexter and he went to Dexter schools, graduating from N.H. Fay High School, Class of 1950.
Elmer spent 4 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the aircraft carriers U.S.S. Shangri La CV-38 and aboard the U.S.S. Lexington CVA-16, where he was a plank owner. Launching planes with steam catapults was a new thing. His last assignment was with the 7th fleet in the Taiwan Strait (Formosa) off the southeastern coast of China. This was in the period between the Korean War and the Vietnam War. “Things were a bit testy out there and Chinese planes were keeping tabs on us.”
When Elmer was young, he worked on the family farm and in the woods with his father and older brother. When he left the Navy, he came home to support his folks as his father had been severely injured in a wood’s accident. As a farm kid, he learned to do many tasks such as mechanics and carpenter work. He held several jobs such as doing wood work in the old Dexter Shoe building and worked with the crew building the new building. Elmer was a finish carpenter who took pride in doing a fine job. He built his own home of which he was very proud.
In December, 1999, he was building a house when he was stricken with Guillain-Barre’ syndrome. One day he was fine, the next, completely paralyzed. The next 8 months were spent in the hospital. This changed his life forever and he never fully recovered. For a man who was used to doing everything and suddenly unable to do most things, it was horrible. He has been strong and kept trying to work even when he could barely breathe.
Passing before him were his parents; a daughter; sisters, Mildred L. (Sawtelle) Carson, Beverly Jean (Sawtelle) Edgerly; a brother George Wayne Sawtelle; and a brother-in-law Robert L. Edgerly.
Elmer is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne E. (Adamson) Sawtelle; his daughter Kimberly J. Sawtelle and husband David K. Moore; 2 sons, David A. Sawtelle and Carolyn Derr, Brian E. Sawtelle and wife Tracey A. Rhatigan-Sawtelle; 2 grandchildren Nicholas S. Sawtelle and Sarah E. K. Sawtelle. Elmer is survived by the family of Beverly Jean Edgerly, Beverly L. (Edgerly) and Everett Wooster, Stephen and Lorrie (Webb) Edgerly, Roger and Diane (Bezanson) Edgerly and their families. He is also survived by the family of his late brother, George Wayne Sawtelle and numerous other friends and family, especially his cousin Clyde G. and wife Marie Crowell; and the family of Mildred L. (Sawtelle) Carson.
A family graveside committal service will be held at Crocker Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial donations may be made to the GBS/CIDP Foundation International. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
DETROIT – Althea Ruth Richards Haskell Levesque, 77, died unexpectedly on May 15, 2019, in Pittsfield.
Althea was born on February 15, 1942, a daughter of Guy and Alma (Smith) Richards.  She liked cooking, baking and making her famous donuts.  She made everything from scratch.  She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed watching and feeding the birds.  She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her son, Johnny Haskell; 3 brothers: Floyd Richards, Buddy Richards and Clyde Richards; her sister, Luvera Chase; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; 5 brothers: Ernest, Guy Jr, Harry, Ivory and John; 2 sisters: Madeline Mann and Jenny Stone; two sons: Steven Haskell and Daniel Haskell; and a daughter, Donna Haskell Wing Simmons.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the old Palmyra Town Hall, 778 Main Street, Palmyra, and all are welcome.  A committal will take place at noon, Sunday, June 2, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Atkinson, Maine.
Althea left lots of loved ones behind who she loved very much.  May she rest in peace until we meet again.
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ST. ALBANS – Paul Butler, 68, of St. Albans passed away peacefully on May 4, 2019 with his family by his side.
Paul was the son of Ruel "Guy" and Eva Butler. He was a kind man who would help anyone. He married Carolyn in 1971 and soon had daughter, Paula Pinkham and son Travis Butler. He was always surrounded by family and friends. He liked camping, fishing, hunting, playing ball, and going for rides "up north" or to the coast and everywhere in between. He loved music and taught himself to play the guitar, fiddle, and harmonica. Paul and Carolyn were married for 30 years until she passed away. He later met Candace Tripp and continued to enjoy life with the addition of more family and friends.
He will be remembered as "Grandpa" to everyone. He was always ready for an adventure; maybe to Goodwill for a few more radios and some baseball equipment, or all the way to Kentucky.
He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn; father, Guy; mother, Eva; sister, Dawn; sister-in-law, Audrey Butler; and son, Travis.
He is survived by his wife Candy; daughter Paula and husband Kevin N. Pinkham of Milbridge; stepdaughter Jessie and husband Travis Rines of St. Albans; brother Wayne Butler of Wellington; nephews Jeff Butler, Schuyler Vicnaire, and James Vicnaire; niece Tara Cates; sister Donna Vicnaire and husband Linwood of St. Albans; granddaughter Haley Hesketh and husband Cory Freefall Hesketh of Winchester, KY; grandsons Hunter Crocker and fiancee Alexis Marie Murray of St. Albans, Evan Butler, Dylan and Issac Thibodeau of St. Albans, and Landon Hunter Pinkham; granddaughters Emily Pinkham, Kinsley, and Gracelynn; great-grandchildren, Braylynn, and Travis. Along with several cousins, aunts, and uncles who have great memories of him. Special family friends, Jason Morse, Sr. of Cambridge and Kimberly Ronco Wilmar "Evan's Mom" of St. Albans.
A celebration of life was held at the Hartland Community Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2 PM.
GUILFORD – Marvin Wayne Taylor, 80, husband of Sandra (Perkins) Taylor, passed away May 13, 2019, at his home. He was born October 26, 1938, in Guilford, the son of Clifton E. and E. Faye (Lord) Taylor. Marvin had worked for 45 years at Guilford Woolen Mill (currently Duvaltex). He appreciated all sports, especially NASCAR, football, and horseracing. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed the time spent with his large family.
In addition to his wife, Sandra, of Guilford, he is survived by two daughters, Kelly Taylor of Springvale, and Jacquelyn Watt and her fiancé, Tom Egan, of Saco; a son, Martin Taylor and his wife, Rhonda, of Sangerville; two step-sons, Macy Gardner of Sangerville, and Chris McDermott and wife, Karen, of Fillmore, CA; three step-daughters, Robin Pennington and husband, Lee, of Albany, OR, Kerry McDermott of Murfreesboro, TN, and Mona Knight and husband, Scott, of Monson. He leaves two sisters, Dawn Huntt of Dexter, and Pamela Weymouth and husband, Howard, of Abbot, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Marvin was predeceased by a son, Andrew Taylor and a brother, Joel Taylor.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1 to 4 PM Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Mt. Kineo Lodge, Hudson Avene, Guilford. Burial will be in the family lot at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at
NEWPORT – Sandra Greenside, 73, died May 15, 2019 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a long battle with cancer.  She was born June 8, 1945 in Corinna, a daughter of Raymond and Mary (Stevens) Murray.  Sandra was a self employed tailor and crafts person for many years.
She is survived a daughter, Frederica Goodale of Newport; 2 sisters, Donna Becker of Newport and Wanda Farmer of Hartland; 4 brothers, Raymond and wife Ethel Murray of St. Albans, Vernon and wife Priscilla Murray of Sangerville, David Murray, John and wife Debbie Murray, all of Newport; 2 grandchildren, Tiffany Goodale and Brooke Simpson; a special aunt, Christy Rines of Newport; a number of nieces; and friends Sandy and Debbie.
She was predeceased by her husband Fredrick Greenside, sisters, Jeannette Metivier, Faye Wiliam, and Pamela Estabrook.
Services will be private.

    Today the Angels call you home,
    From all the suffering that came along.
    You were the strongest women we ever saw,
    With all the pain you never complain.

Special thanks to her sister Wanda for her special care, and to David and Wanda for not leaving her side.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
DIXMONT – Our Mother, Grandmother and Great Nana, Frances Anne Stone went to be with her Lord, Thursday May 2nd, 2019 at the age of 86. After failing health she passed away peacefully at her home with her beloved husband Linwood and her daughters by her side.
She was born at her Dixmont residence on August 11th, 1932 to George and Velora Young. She was raised and worked on the family farm and attended school in a one room school house just down the road. She loved telling the story of the day she met her Husband Linwood for the first time after months of letters back and forth while he was stationed away with the Air Force. It was love at first sight when he surprised her for the first time at a family gathering in her home, she instantly knew she would love that man forever. She married the love of her life June 6th, 1953 and raised two daughters Faye and Brenda with love, happiness and adventure. She loved telling stories of their family fishing expeditions into Rainbow Lake and the other many trips they took together. She was an excellent cook and homemaker, her home was always warm, tidy and inviting and her kitchen was never closed!
For 66 years she could be found by Linwood’s side, wherever he went she was sure to be there. Scouting for moose on a remote logging road up north, fiddle heading a river bed or checking a secret fishing hole, she was always with him. They spent summers camping all over Maine and made numerous trips to Alaska. She was with him for winters while he groomed Snowmobile trails for the Pittston Farm, waiting patiently for him to return from a night of grooming. She was his biggest fan, intently listening to his stories that she had heard a thousand times and confirming every detail.
She lived for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Never afraid to give an extra-long hug and big kiss on the cheek. She never did for one of them what she couldn’t do for the others and teaching the golden rule was priority one. She would feed her grandchildren warm molasses cookies and wash their face with a steaming hot washcloth to hide the evidence that she’d snuck them a snack before dinner. She taught us to be silly and to not take ourselves too seriously, instilling a genuine sense of humor in all of us, her laugh was contagious. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was helping others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her but she will never be far away.
Frances was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Ardis and Beulah. And one brother, George Young.
Frances is survived by her husband Linwood Stone; daughters Faye Randall and her husband, Eugene; Brenda Whaley and her husband Jim, Her Nephew Wayne Young; three Grandsons: Gene (and Candi) Randall, Brent (and Amanda) Randall and Jimmy (and Angela) Whaley; several great-grandchildren; Cameron, Gabe, Gabby, Piper and Lydia. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The Family would like to express their gratitude to Donna Furrow and the Hospice staff for providing comfort and care with a personal and loving touch.
Per her wishes there will be no funeral service.
SANGERVILLE – John R. Mayhew, 62, passed away May 5, 2019, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born June 26, 1956, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Ralph D. and Marilyn (Martin) Mayhew. John worked for many years as a truck driver and will be remembered as a hard worker. He enjoyed building classic cars and detailing cars.
John is survived by his loving wife, Ruby L. (Davis) Mayhew; two sons, Michael and Ryan Mayhew; brother, Weston Mayhew and his wife, Pranee; and two nieces, Sonya (Mayhew) Conner and her husband, Chris, and Luella McQuesten  He was predeceased by his sister, Linda McQuesten.
A graveside memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Pingree Center Cemetery, with Pastor David Ray, Jr. officiating. Immediately following the service family and friends are invited back to the Parkman Grange Hall for a reception. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at
PITTSFIELD – Marion E. Norris, 77, died peacefully in her husband’s arms on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Pittsfield.
She was born on February 7, 1942, a daughter of Charles and Margaret (Murphy) Nodine. In her younger years she worked as a fountain clerk at Berry’s Drug Store on Main Street. Later, she was employed by Irving Tanning in Hartland.
Marion had the biggest heart! When she loved someone, she gave it her all. She and Richard enjoyed watching Korean and Chinese dramas together. I Love Lucy, Westerns and the old shows were some of her favorites. She was an avid collector of teapots, stuffed animals and pocketbooks. Marion loved animals, enjoyed flowers, and liked going out at to eat at the local restaurants. Her favorite meal was the scallop dinner at Anglers in Newport.
She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Richard Norris and her fur baby, Bambi, of Pittsfield; her sister, Roseanne Coons of New York; a special, favorite sister-in-law, Dot Dunphy of Pittsfield; and special next door neighbors, Clermont and Kate Spencer.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her former husband, Richard Dunphy.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. A committal will immediately follow at the Greenlawn Rest Cemetery, Route 100, in Clinton.
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BURNHAM – On March 18, 2019 "The Brown Girls" lost their mom Carol Ann Melrose Brown after a long battle with dementia. Carol was born on January 22,1947 in Boston, MA to Stanley and Elsie Melrose. Carol graduated Salutatorian of her class from Baystate Business School and worked as a legal secretary at John Hancock. In 1967 She married the love of her life Edmond (Ebby) Brown.
Carol loved nature and "Little House on the Prairie" and always wanted her little cabin in the woods. Which brought our family to Burnham, ME in 1977. Carol loved gardening and crafts along with reading and researching. While not a huge fan of music, she really enjoyed Simon and Garfunkle and Guns N' Roses. She also enjoyed playing games with her family as well as electronic games such as Dr. Mario and Pogo games. Most of all she loved being a wife and mother.
Carol was such a strong woman and an amazing person with a huge heart. She loved her children unconditionally and lived her life for them. Even after she lost her husband suddenly and was left to raise four girls on her own.
Carol was predeceased by her husband Ed Brown. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Smedberg and husband John and children Christopher and Sierra of Shawmut, ME; daughter Chrissy Flood and husband Wade and children Ashley, Colby, Dakota, Derek, Ava and Orrie of Pittsfield, ME; daughter Sharon Vanadestine and husband Joey, son Caleb and long time girlfriend Kristin of Hartland, ME; daughter Debi Switzer, husband Jon and son Galvin of Detroit, ME; along with many others who called her Mum or Mammie. She is also survived by her cousin, Priscilla Dean of Levant.
Thanks to the staff on Moonlight Bay at Lakewood Continued Care. Special thanks to Tyler Tozier who cared for her from the beginning of her long term care.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Pittsfield Village Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
DEXTER – Lena Mae Davis, 87, passed away peacefully May 5, 2019, at Dexter Health Care. She was born April 28, 1932, in Jonesport, the daughter of the late Ora K. and Georgianna (Alley) Brown. Lena enjoyed the outdoors and especially her flower garden, camping, and snowmobiling. She had a love for children and animals.
Lena was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Varnum, and her second husband, Neal Davis. She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Carr and her husband, Scott, and Linda Brooker and her husband, Brian; four grandchildren, Randy Brooker, Goldie Chase, Kenneth and James Hesselbrock; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Izzy, and Brittany; three brothers, Benjamin, Dwayne, and Delmont Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dexter Health Care for their compassionate care of Lena. Everyone loved Lena and they were so good to her.
A burial will be held in the Village Cemetery, Pittsfield. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at
EXETER – Kate Ellen Currie, 85, went to be with the Lord, May 1st, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 13th, 1934, in Guilford, a daughter of James and Laura (Hunt) Lemar.
Katie lived for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her husband Steve, and her family. She enjoyed going boating and fishing, and taking long foliage drives with Steve. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and playing board games with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Steve L. Currie, Katie is survived by a sister, Doris Coro, her seven children; Judy Ellis, Cindy and husband, Tim Mason, Connie and husband, Dennis Tarsook, Wayne Ellis and wife, Becky, Deborah and husband, Keith Batchelder, Wesley Ellis, and wife Kate, Andy Ellis and wife, Jamie, 24 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.
Katie was predeceased by her 1st husband, Arnold W. Ellis, brothers; James Lemar Jr., Milton Foss, and Ervin Foss, sisters Alice (Lemar) Dunham, and Mila (Foss) Bennet, and a grandson, Shad T Beem.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter, on June 2nd, at 2 PM, followed by a gathering to celebrate the life our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.
PITTSFIELD –Robert S. Beattie, 89, died in an automobile accident on Monday, May 6th. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean McMann Beattie and sister, Gloria Beattie McNichol. Robert is survived by his son, Rob Beattie and partner, Kris Campbell of Topsham; 4 stepchildren: Carol Anthony and husband, Chris of Pittsfield, Steve Champagne and wife, Leslie of Portland, Jean Champagne of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Ellen Rex and husband, Steve of Glendale, Arizona; his sister, Joyce Beattie Williams of Pittsfield; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was born in Pittsfield to Charles G and Marguerite Beattie.
Robert attended Pittsfield schools graduating from Maine Central Institute in 1948. In 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served with the 112th Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard. While serving he spent 18 months in Stuttgart, Germany and traveled extensively throughout Europe. After he served he joined VFW Post 1285 in Waterville and American Legion Post #73 in Corinna. He enjoyed participating in the raffles and frequent dinners that Post #73 would put on. Bob joined Meridian Lodge #125 in Pittsfield where he was raised a Master Mason and went on to become a Shriner joining the Anah Temple in Bangor. Bob also joined the Scottish Rite and became a 32nd degree Mason and recently received a certificate for being a member for 60 years. He was very proud of the organizations he belonged to and often spoke of the values they represented to him and the community.
Upon returning to Pittsfield from the Army he worked for Maingas selling and delivering propane throughout the area. He entered into business with his father running C.G. Beattie and Son Propane and Appliance in Pittsfield for many years. After the business was sold in 1970 he went to work at JK Wright Chevrolet as a salesman until he retired in 1995. Throughout the years he also enjoyed buying and selling real estate all across Maine.
Bob was active in the local community on many levels serving as town selectman from 1957-62 and served a term as mayor. Later he was also on the Pittsfield Board of Appeals. As many knew he was a lifelong Conservative and served on the Republican State Committee as well as various Republican committees for Somerset County and Pittsfield.
Throughout his life he loved to travel... sometimes it was planned and sometimes it was a spontaneous trip to Quebec. He took his first trip there in 1935 with his parents to visit family and returned numerous times over the years always enjoying family and everything Quebec had to offer. Luckily he was able to take his last trip to Quebec on May 5th with his son Rob and good friend and business partner Rupert White to get the ‘world’s best’ maple syrup. Over the years he loved to spend time in the summer at Moose Pond with family and friends, telling old stories, embellishing a few things and always providing a laugh.
The past several years Bob could be seen almost daily for lunch at the Newport McDonalds and other area restaurants for dinner. His family would like to thank McDonalds, Sunrise Café, The Farmers Table and Irving’s Big Stop Restaurant for always looking after him and giving him a helping hand out to the car if he needed it. They would also would like to thank his caregiver Sherry Humphrey who helped give him a great quality of life the past few years.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Robert’s name to Maine Central Institute Class of 1948, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, Maine.
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Services will be held in Pittsfield at a later date in August. Arrangements are being handled by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home in Pittsfield.

PITTSFIELD — Marilyn F. Lloyd, 94, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Scarborough. It is impossible to capture her essence in a few short sentences, but those that knew her will remember her caring, nurturing soul and appreciate the positive impact she had on everyone she came in contact with.
Marilyn was born on January 26, 1925, in Debec, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Edwin and Faye (Thompson) Fleming.  After her graduation from Ricker Classical Institute, Marilyn attended New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing to receive her RN diploma.  Marilyn married the love of her life, Sam, in 1948. While he was attending college at UMO, she worked at local hospitals. The family settled in Pittsfield where they raised their family.
When Sebasticook Valley Hospital opened, Marilyn saw an opportunity to continue her nursing career in her own community. She worked there for 25 years in a variety of roles. She is remembered by many for her dedication to quality patient care.
The Lloyd household became a haven for friends and extended family. Many dinners were easily expanded to feed extra guests. Friends always felt welcomed and would be put to work preparing for meals. Marilyn loved to plan gatherings that brought together family and friends.  She truly enjoyed being with people and many college friendships lasted a lifetime.
Marilyn loved to travel and knew how to do it cheaply.  She brought a hotplate, cooler and thermos bottles.  A picnic area was the preferred dining location. She arranged for visits with many friends and family along the way so a hotel stay was a rarity.
Marilyn was the last surviving member of the Fleming siblings, leaving John's widow Bea Fleming as the last of their generation. She will be missed by her children: Doug Lloyd and his wife Rodie, Martha Lloyd and her husband Jim Evans, Mary Smith and her husband Bill, and Vera Bryant and her husband Kevin.
She was loved and admired by her grandchildren: Sam Lloyd, Peter Lloyd, Beth Evans, Sam Evans, Gavin (Jean) Smith, Brian (Melissa) Smith, Karen (Corey) Marceau, Maggie Bryant and Douglas Bryant. She adored her great grandchildren: Spencer, Olivia, and Landon.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Samuel D. Lloyd; her parents; her siblings: Anna Leland, Ruth Sanders, Hope York and John Fleming.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 1 PM, Friday, May 3, at the First Baptist Church, 245 Main Street, Pittsfield, with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Immediately after the service, a luncheon was held in the church fellowship hall and all were welcome.  A committal followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pittsfield, North Vienna Methodist Church, Redington Memorial Home in Skowhegan, or Sebasticook Valley Hospital.
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CANAAN — Larry “Sonny” Wentworth, 70, passed away unexpectedly April 16, 2019 at his home in Canaan after a long and courageous hard-fought battle with COPD. He was born July 2, 1948 in Hartland, the son of Wallace and Elizabeth (Day) Wentworth.
He attended schools in Hartland and completed his GED at Skowhegan Area High School after his military service. On June 2, 1973 he married Rachel Edell in Skowhegan. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970 during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for heroism, presented to him on October 26, 1968. He was honorably discharged in 1970.
Larry had various jobs through the years including Lucas Tree, mechanic at AW Chaffee and hand sewing shoes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering with a self-taught ability to fix anything, driving the back roads, drinking a few cold ones, had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rachel (Edell) Wentworth; daughter, Amy Dwyer and fiancé Chris Corson; 2 sisters, Charlene Babnaw and Gloria Pease; brother-in-law, David Edell and partner Sandra Rock; granddaughter, Cheyenne Sirois; nieces and nephews, Richard, Crystal, Wanda, Mike, Raymond, Jason, Nicole, Jessica, Holli, Travis, and Darcy. He was predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Betty (Day) Wentworth; brothers, Preston and Gary Wentworth; sister, Joyce Landry; sister-in-law, Rhonda Wentworth; brother-in-law, Mike Babnaw; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edison and Frances Edell.
The family would like to thank Togus VA for their years of compassionate care. Rachel would like to extend a special thank you to Larry’s sister, Charlene, his nephew Mike and granddaughter, Cheyenne for all their extra help and support.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 2 PM at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service (Adams Chapel), 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan with Reverend Mark Tanner officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Canaan. After the graveside service, there will be a Time To Reflect at the Carrabassett Masonic Lodge 21, Oak Pond Road.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Larry’s memory to the Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976 as Larry loved animals.

GUILFORD & MONSON — Elizabeth M. Perkins, 98, passed away on April 4, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Donna and Martin Mower. She is the daughter of the late Stanley and Grace Bates. She was known as Liz and Nana.
Liz worked 16 years at Brown’s Nursing Home in Monson and after, did in-home nursing for many years.
She moved to Oak Ridge Drive Apartments in Guilford and lived there for many years. Liz loved her family unconditionally and the time that she spent with them was very special. She changed with all the generations and always fit in no matter what it was. Music with a beat was what she liked.
Liz is survived by her two children, daughter, Patricia and husband, Ira Williams of Brewer; son, Milliard and wife, Norma Perkins of Monson; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren (which made 6 and 5 generations), several nieces and nephews and many special friends and family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roland M. Perkins of Monson; daughter, Donna F. Mower; and adopted son, Larry D. Perkins.
We would like to send a very special thank you to Rachel, Barbara and Marsha, who work for Hospice, for all the special care and love they gave our special mother and grandmother.
A graveside service will be held in June. The time and place will be announced at a later date.
Rest in peace Nana, you will be missed so much. Love, your family.

SOUTH CHINA — Dennis B. Towle, 71, of Lakeview Drive, South China, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. Dennis was born May 28, 1947 in Dover, New Hampshire a son of John W. and Ruth L. (Smith) Towle.
After completing high school, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and received training in electronics. He later worked for an electronics company in California and most recently was employed as an electronics analyst at Digital Corporation in Augusta.
Dennis enjoyed spending time with his friend, Mary, frequently visiting local South China restaurants and ice cream shops. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and indulging in his hobby of prospecting.
Dennis is survived by his brother, Leslie Towle of Palmyra; his stepson, Donald Sirois; stepdaughter, Jean A. Breton; and dear friends, Mary Freeman and Ronald Breton, all of South China.  In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by his brother, John A. Towle; his first wife, Elizabeth (Czelust) Towle; and his second wife, Doris (Sirois) Towle.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 2 p.m. at the South China Community Church. Graveside funeral and committal services will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Etna, later in the spring. Arrangement are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

SANGERVILLE — Patricia D. Stewart, 78, passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2019 at her home. Pat was born August 5, 1940, in Milo to Dana and Laura (Kelley) Dow. During her life, she made her home in Guilford, Cambridge, MA, Dover-Foxcroft, Holyoke, MA, and she retired to Sangerville for her last twelve years.
She is survived by her brothers, Gary Dow and wife, Delilah, Guy Dow and wife, Heidi; her sisters, Ginny Jennings and husband, Tom, Diane Gilbert, Janet Stutzman and Brenda Gourley; children, Macy Gardner, Kelly Taylor, Marty Taylor and wife, Rhonda, Jackie Watt and fiancé, Tom, and their father Marvin Taylor, and Rod Willey and wife, Heather; her stepchildren and their partners; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and their partners, extended family, and many friends. Her final years were spent finding every way she could to spend time with all of them, and to give them as many gifts as possible.
Pat was predeceased by her brothers, Jack Dow and Peter Dow; sister, Carolyn Hersey; son, Andrew Taylor; two stepchildren; partners, Ted Gardner and Rodney Willey; and her husband, James Stewart. She was forever dedicated to their memories and cherished the many good times with them all.
Pat completed her GED at age 30. She then attended the University of Maine, and later received her bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. She was extremely devoted to a lifelong pursuit of education. Her work ethic while raising children, working several jobs, and putting herself through school at the same time was inspirational, and important to the family as a role model for following generations.
Pat’s work history and eventual career spanned many different types of work and professional fields, from being a Literacy Volunteer and assisting with Meals for ME, to working for Penquis CAP and helping start their weatherization program in the 1970’s, various roles at Guilford Industries, data entry at Wang Laboratories, and a Director’s position at CSP in Holyoke, MA for many years, where she was extremely dedicated to working with people with co-occurring mental health disorders. The achievement she may have cherished most was being one of the original founders of Womancare in Dover Foxcroft (now Partners for Peace). She served tirelessly, using her own house as a safe place for victims of domestic violence if needed, and working with families to get them back on their feet after experiencing profound trauma. When looking at her life’s work, she was drawn most to the roles that allowed her to help build safety and support for others to thrive.
Pat was a prodigious lifelong poet, filling notebook upon notebook with deeply personal and beautiful lyrics of her life. She was an avid collector of teapots, spoons, chickens, eggs, and seemingly thousands of stuffed bears. She cherished Christmas with family, and started her Christmas shopping each year on December 26 (if not before). She also had an unabashed love of the television series Blue Bloods, and watched the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy until they wore out. Music mattered to her, and over time she developed an especially deep love of Celtic music.
She was extremely proud of her travels; Ireland, Korea, and the Pacific Northwest were among her favorite destinations. She made countless road trips later in life, telling no one where she was headed and leaving for weeks at a time if she felt the urge to drop in on family and friends. That spirit of fierce independence remained through her last days.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge in Guilford, ME from 12 noon to 2 PM. Pat requested in writing that people come prepared to have fun and share stories if they desired, and in that spirit the event will be casual and held in a spirit of joy and remembrance, as she wished.
Those who would like can make contributions in her memory to Partners for Peace, continuing an important part of her legacy in healing the victims of domestic violence. Information to donate can be found at
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HOULTON/PALMYRA — Allen G. LeFay (Twitchy), 71 passed away on February 19, 2019 at Gardiner Healthcare in Houlton. Allen was born in Houlton on July 21, 1947 to Ted and Bernice (Laing) LeFay. He was a 1966 graduate of Houlton High School. After high school, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, spending two years stationed in Viet Nam.
Allen spent many years as a long haul driver and then as a CDL instructor at the S.A.V.E. building in Houlton.
Allen is survived by his father, Ted , of Houlton, wife Cheryl of Palmyra, sister Cathy (Jim) Seitz of Bullhead City, AZ, grandsons, Teddy LeFay of Portland and Josh Parks of Vancouver, BC, special Aunt Sonya( Jack) Palmer of Hermon, uncle Leslie (Nelly) LeFay of Oakfield, two cousins, who were like sisters to him, Nancy (Tom) Duff of Houlton and Susan(Brent) Cullen of Patten. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and two close friends, Eva Brown of Houlton and Larry McIntire of Presque Isle.
He was predeceased by his beloved mother, Bernice, infant sister, Sharon , cousin, who was like a brother to him, Larry Laing and many extended family members. His lifelong friend, Bob Margeson, decided to join him,passing away less than 24 hours after Allen.
There will be a graveside service sometime in the summer of 2019 followed by a celebration of his life.
The family would like to thank the staff of Gardiner Healthcare, VNA Hospice and Dr. Hassan Abouleish for the wonderful end of life care he received.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Robert E. Leo, 80, passed away April 13, 2019, at his home with his life partner, Charlotte Hawkins, by his side. He was born March 19, 1939 in Dexter, the son ­­of Charles H. and Leetta M. (Stone) Leo.
Bobby was a jack of all trades throughout his life but spent most of his years working as a farm hand. Bobby was a beloved friend and member of many extended families and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his life partner, Charlotte Hawkins; brother, Malcolm Leo and his wife, Carol; and sister, Fran Strout and her husband, Warner.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, and son, David Leo.
A graveside memorial service will be held 1:30 PM Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Milo with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolences may be expressed at
PALMYRA — Joanne  M.  Holt, 86, died April 14, 2019 at an Orono health care facility.  Joanne was born in Pittsfield on January 28, 1933, the daughter of Lester and Alice (Bickford) Cowan.  She was a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Joanne worked in local woolen mills for many years.
Joanne is survived by her husband of 67 years Everett D. Holt of Palmyra; two daughters, Roxanne and Randy Robbins of Hartland, Sandra and Brent Hale of Wayne, IN; three brothers, James and Kaiye Holt of Bangor, Michael and Dalene Holt of North Anson, Matthew and Deborah Holt of Houston, TX;  7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and one on the way. She was predeceased by her daughter Belinda Holt in 2015 and her brother Robert.
Graveside services will be announced later in the spring by the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To leave written condolences, please visit: 
PALMYRA — Christine W. Glazier Kelley, 92, formerly of Readfield and Pittston, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Maine General Rehabilitation and Long Term Care at Glenridge in Augusta.
Christine was born December 19, 1926 in North Conway, New Hampshire the daughter of Freeman and Lillian (Mayo) Wheaton.
She worked at the State of Maine as a Purchasing Agent at AMHI for 15 years, retiring in 1988.  She also worked for Fairfield Insurance and National Grange Insurance in Augusta for many years.
Christine was predeceased by her first husband Francis Glazier on October 18, 1970, her second husband Arthur Kelley on July 31, 1996, and her special companion William Buckland of Palmyra.
She is survived by her sons, Francis W. Glazier and wife Jane of Winthrop and Glenn Glazier and his wife Patricia Dearborn of Corinth; granddaughter Jennifer Wright and her fiancé Kasey Moore and grandson Francis Glazier, granddaughters Diantha Glazier and her partner Michelle Frigon and Heidi Dening and her husband Scott; great-grandchildren Cody Mower, Madison Wright, Isabelle Wright, Alli Dening and Jacob Dening; brother- in-law Sumner Glazier and his wife Jean; sisters-in-law Lois Reed and Arlene Gardner; a special friend and caregiver Linda Gilbert; and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks goes out to the staff at Glenridge Care Facility for their kindness and care of Christine.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10 to 11 AM at Staples Funeral Home, 52 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner where a service will be held at 11 AM. Burial will be at 12 noon at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.
Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:
CORINNA — Stanley Nathaniel Crosby Hughes, Jr., 75, died April 14, 2019 at his residence with Pauline and Jennifer by his side. He was born October 11, 1943 in Bristol, CT, a son of Stanley and Nola (McFarlin) Hughes, Sr. He graduated from Winterport High School, and went immediately into the U.S. Navy, having served on the U.S.S. Conyngham during the Cuban missile crisis. He was employed at True Textiles in Guilford and was a member of Central Maine Trailblazers, but most of all, enjoyed time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pauline (Merrill) Hughes of Corinna; a son, Scott and wife Mindy Hughes of Fairfield; 2 daughters, Kristen Hughes of Phippsburg, and Jennifer Wyman of Corinna; a brother, Tommy and wife Nora Hughes of Phoenix, AZ; 2 sisters, Priscilla Ray of Carmel and Mildred Wescott of Winterport; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, one of whom was raised by Stan and Polly, Jean-Marie Hughes of Corinna.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to support gallbladder cancer research at the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may leave written

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Anthony Woodruff “Tony”, 56, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday March 31, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Anthony was born August 22, 1962, in Fort Brag North Carolina, but raised in Indiana. He was the son of Lewis Couch and Shirley Woodruff.
Anthony enjoyed riding his motorcycle, truck driving and he always loved a good family cookout. He loved being surrounded by family and friends, and playing cards. Anthony was very loving and caring person, had a heart of gold and would give the t-shirt of his back to anyone in need. He was loving father and grandfather.
He was survived by his loving children Anthony Swaw, Ashley Woodruff, Blake Woodruff, Courtney Hames and husband Michael Hames. Along with his seven grandchildren: Noah, Leah, Sage, Peyton, Owen, Kaylee and Nevaeh.
Anthony also leaves behind his sister Kelly Cooper and brother-in-law Gary Cooper.
Anthony will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.
There will be a private celebration of life held in July.
HARTLAND – Bradley P. Hall, Sr., 83, went home to his Lord and Savior April 4, 2019 at a Laconia, NH hospital. He was born November 16, 1935 in Hartland, the youngest son of Frank and Pauline (Page) Hall. He was educated in local schools, and as a young man attended the Hartland Baptist and Methodist churches.
He was married to the late Edrie Jean Hubbard of Hartland in 1957 and had 2 sons. He was a member of the Hartland Rollerskating Club, and along with his friend, Aaron Shaffron, was Chairman and Director of the Hartland Youth Center. Upon the death of Edrie in 1963, he moved to Manchester, NH, where he later married Carol Ann Whitaker of Conway, NH. There he worked as head supervisor for the Security Heel Company for 31 years, moving to Lewiston in 1983 when the company relocated. While in Manchester, he was a beloved and devoted father to 7 children and step children, and was a member of several social clubs.
After moving back to Maine, he was a 4 year trustee of the Lisbon Left Hand Club. He retired from Security Heel in 1998 and worked for FISC Courier Service part time for 4 years, where he made many friends, from drivers to executives. The people, as well as the position, were sadly missed since his retirement in 2003. He had a lifelong love of fishing and hunting, and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, an organization he very highly regarded.
In 2003 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he finally found his peace and real calling in life, and was ordained in the Aaronic Priesthood on March 27, 2011 and was working toward becoming a Melchizedek Priest.
He is survived by 3 children: Nancy Hall, Dan Hall, and James Vernard Hall; 6 siblings, Edward Hall, Betty Soucie, Orman Hall, Ken Hall, Alfreda Orosco, and Julie Gibney; 6 grandchildren, Corey Hall, Carrie Cornielsson, Serena Deabler, Eva May Hall, Eva Rose and James Hall, Jr.; 9 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as many other cherished relatives and friends; 2 sisters in law, Barbara Hall and Linda Losey; special friends, Jill and Diane, Bob and Cindy, Nancy and Carrie, and Dianne Goodwin. Last but not least, a special lifelong friend and companion, Alice (Lally) Caldwell, who looked after him in the last years of his life. He couldn’t have done it without her. His memory will live in our hearts forever.
He was predeceased by his wife Edrie; 5 sons, Kevin, Craig, Jon, Bradlee and Bradley P. Hall, Jr.; 2 brothers, Raymond and Frank Hall; grandparents, Eva and Vernard Stanhope; 2 ex-wives, Norma and Sandra; and his final wife Betty Lou (Emery) Hall, who was deeply and sadly missed until the time of his demise.
Friends called from 10 AM to noon Thursday, April 11th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 1 PM. Spring graveside committal services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, May 11th, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
NEWPORT & SENECA,  SC – Brent Rodney Brooks, 68, died April 5, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, SC. He was born August 17, 1950 in Dexter a son of Herbert and Marilyn (Hutchins) Brooks.
After graduating from Dexter Regional High School, he served in Vietnam in the Marine Corps, and later, in the U.S. Army. Brent retired as manager of Brooks Tire and Auto in 2008. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter. He belonged to the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion in Newport, and the Shirley B. Carter Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, also of Newport, where he served as commander for 6 years. He was also a past commander of District # 5, V.F.W. for 2 years. He was a member of the Marine Corps League.
In addition to his father of Dexter, he is survived by his wife, Sherry (Ver Hey) Brooks of Seneca, SC;  a daughter, Brandee Brooks and husband Darin Beaulieu, and his daughters, Morgan, Crystal and Shania and husband of Dexter; a brother, Herbert “Butch” Brooks, Jr. and wife Brenda, and a sister, Shirley Patterson and husband David, all of Dexter;  2 grandchildren, Decklyn, Tawnee, and husband Israel Dorman; 3 great grandchildren, Charles, Nirvana and Xavier John Dorman; special brothers and sisters in law, and a special niece who was like a daughter, Dorothy Watson and significant other, Steve Tripoldi.
Services will be announced later in the spring by Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport.  Those who wish may leave written condolences at
PALMYRA – Donna Marie Haskell-Wing-Simmons, 57, passed away on March 17th after a long fight with cancer. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt.
She was predeceased by her two brothers, Steve and Danny Haskell; and father Raymond Haskell, Jr.
She left behind her mother, Althea Levesque; brother, Jog and sister-in-law Karen; daughter, Mandy and son-in-law Josh; daughter, Michele and son-in-law Dale; son, E.J. and daughter-in-law Crystal; son, Shaun and daughter-in-law Sarena; life long friend and partner, Elwin Raymond; and lots of grandchildren, friends, and extended family, which she loved very much.
May she rest in peace, and hold a place for us in heaven. Lots of love from all of us, we love and miss you already.
ETNA – Marvin Edward Lane, Jr., 84, died peacefully on March 31, 2019 with his beloved wife Elizabeth Lane of 36 years by his side. Marvin was born in Baileyville on September 16, 1934, a son of Marvin Lane, Sr. and Edith (Shain) Day. After attending Woodland High School he ran his own concrete business in Connecticut. He enjoyed trips to San Diego and long afternoon drives. He loved to bowl, watch the Red Sox and spend time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Sharon Poliski and husband Peter of CT; step son Eric Newcomb and wife Bonnie; and step daughter Heather Newcomb, all of Etna; 4 grandchildren, Valerie Marie, Ethan, Audrey and Owen Newcomb; and a great granddaughter Alyssa.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 65 South Park Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
BURNHAM – Paul J. Muehlfeld, 68, died peacefully on April 01, 2019, surrounded by his family in Pittsfield.
He was born on February 24, 1951, in Danbury, CT, a son of George and Pauline (Patron) Muehlfeld.
Paul graduated from Danbury High School and married Mary “Sissy” C. Klein. They recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. He was employed by Crown Cork in Thomaston, CT, for many years.  In Maine, he was employed by Guardian Building Products in Oakland and Feed Commodities in Detroit.
Paul was a kind soft spoken man who loved his family. He always liked to give them the morning weather report. He enjoyed grilling, especially for family gatherings, and playing a good game of horseshoes. He loved his cats, too numerous to name, they were just like family.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary “Sissy” Muehlfeld of Burnham; six children: Laura Muehlfeld of New Milford, CT, Christy Muehlfeld of Bethel, CT, Wayne Lydem, Jr. of Newport, Debra Brochu of Clinton, Steven Lydem of Garland and Jason Lydem of Waterville; eight grandchildren: Courtney, Tony Jr., Mikahla, Tyler, Chelsea, Alexa, Georgiana and Lilliana; one great grandchild, Tony III; brother, George Muehlfeld and wife Heidi of Danbury, CT; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A gathering will be held this summer at the home of Paul and Mary.
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CORINNA – James F. Lemar, Jr., 87, went to be with the Lord March 29, 2019 surrounded by his family at his Corinna residence. He was born October 6, 1931 in Dover-Foxcroft, a son of James and Laura (Hunt) Lemar, Sr.
He retired from the Hartland Tannery.  Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife Laura (Ellis) Lemar of Corinna, he is survived by a son Steve and wife Jo, son Dennis and wife Paula, daughter Sandra Winslow, and son Mikeal; siblings Doris Coro and Katie Currie; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Alice Dunham.
A service of remembrance will be held 1 PM, Friday, April 5th, at the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna with Pastor Michael Abbott officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Pleasant Street Christian Church, 29 St. Albans Road, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
BURNHAM – Ricky D. Shaw born September 5, 1978 in Waterville, ME to Michael and Jeri (Genereux) Shaw, passed away March 13, 2019 surrounded by loving family at his father’s and Beatrice’s house. He is survived by his parents; brother, Mathew Shaw; paternal grandparents, Raynor and Mavis Shaw; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Pauline Generuex; niece, Kelsey Shaw; nephew Kayleb Shaw.
A celebration of life and graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 1 PM at 140 Morgan Road in Burnham.
CORINNA — David M. Halpin, 64, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at his home in Corinna, with his loving wife, Patricia, and his family and friends surrounding his bedside.
David was born in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 6, 1954, a son of the late John P. and Delina M. (Comeau) Halpin. He proudly served our country in the United States Army Reserves. He was an avid Patriots fan and absolutely loved to play a good game of golf.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Halpin of Corinna; three children: Rachel Parent and husband Gary of Florida, Krista Halpin of California and Daniel Halpin of Las Vegas; two stepchildren: Dorothy Eldridge and husband Jeremy of Newport and Philip Brewer of Sanford; many grandchildren; siblings: John Halpin and wife Carol of Florida, Vincent Ryan and wife Joann of California, Marilyn Cerra and husband Mark of Georgia, his twin Diane Joyce of Florida and Donna Coupe and husband Ric of Florida; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Deeper Life Assembly, 97 Higgins Road, Pittsfield, Maine, with the Rev. Matt Bagley officiating. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. A potluck gathering will follow in the fellowship hall.
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ZEPHYRHILLS, FL/NEWPORT, ME — Charlene F. Burbury, mother of Rev. Catherine E. Burbury, wife of 62 years to Colonel (Retired) John L. Burbury passed into eternal life in Christ on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, surrounded by her family after a debilitating stroke. Charlene was born on August 25, 1936 in Etna, ME to John E & Alyce Ludden Hurlburt. She was one of 7 children, graduated from Newport High School in 1956 and attended yearly high school reunions each July.
Lt. John L. Burbury moved his family from Maine to Massachusetts when he transferred from the Maine Army National Guard to the Massachusetts Army National Guard where there were more opportunities for advancement.
Charlene & John raised 4 children, John (Susan), Carolee (Brian), Catherine (Susan) and James (Maureen).
She was the proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Village Congregational Church, UCC, Whitinsville, MA, as well as, a proud attender of two (independent) Baptist churches and the Salvation Army in Tampa, Florida.
Charlene & John's children lived in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Florida, but as campers, square dancers, church members & attenders, and TOPS members, they created family wherever they went.
Charlene & John had decided that last summer would be their last to travel north in the summer and return to Florida in the winter with their RV. Next summer, they planned to just visit Massachusetts and Maine from the middle of July to the middle of August. As of now, John is still planning to make this trip.
A service of celebration and memory was held at the Open Door Baptist Church, Temple Terrace, Florida on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Pastor Bill Grishaw and Rev. Cathy Burbury shared the worship service. Cards may be sent to Col. John L. Burbury, 3331 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33541 or Rev. Cathy Burbury, 509 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53544.
DEXTER — Anita L. Jewett, 81, died March 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born October 5, 1937 in Ripley, a daughter of Alton and Gertrude (Downing) Gould. She was an avid reader and devoted member of the Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association. She had been a stitcher at Dexter Shoe Company for 43 years.
Anita is survived by a son and wife John R. Jewett, Jr. and wife Gail Jewett; a daughter, Diana and husband Raymond Clukey, all of Dexter; a sister, Marjorie Deering of Ripley; grandchildren Sarah and husband Mark, Scott and significant other Alice, Lucas and significant other Kate; great grandchildren Bryce, Blair, Harlie and Liam; a special cousin Debbie; several nieces and nephews; a sister in law, Emily Gould; and special friend Rita Perkins.
She was predeceased by her husband John, Sr., brothers Robert and Blaine Gould, and a great grandson, Griffin.
Graveside funeral and committal services will be held 2 PM Friday, May 10th, at Ferndale Cemetery, Ripley. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association, c/o Sandra Dickey, 301 Fahi Pond Road, North Anson, ME 04958.
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DEXTER — Teresa Renea Gillespie, 60, died March 22, 2019 at her residence. She was born May 14, 1958 in Dexter, a daughter of James and Maxine (Leavitt) Gillespie. She graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1976.
She is survived by her fiancé, Wayne Smith of Corinna; daughter Shannon Gillespie of Bangor; brother Wayne Gillespie and wife Cloris, and son James all of Rialto, CA; sister in law, Debra Gillespie and nephews, Derek and Christopher of Standish; special cousin Karen (Gray) Norsworthy of Corinth; and her best friend, Barbara Arno of Exeter.
There are no services at this time. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.  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
ST. ALBANS — Mary Helen (Oak) Thorne, age 88, died on March 23, 2019, at home in St. Albans surrounded by family. She was born in Hammond, Indiana, May 18, 1930, the daughter of Philip Tracy Oak and Louise Mattern Oak.
She graduated from George Rogers Clark HS in Whiting, Indiana, in 1948 and from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1952, where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority.
In September 1952, she began a one year internship from the University of Chicago at Billings Hospital. On February 1st 1953, she married Lt. Allan Thorne (USAF).
After she finished her internship in September 1953 as a registered dietitian, she flew to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska, to join her husband. She worked at Providence Hospital in Anchorage as its dietitian.
The couple moved to Maine in 1954 to look after her father-in-law and the family farm. They raised 3 children. She went back to college to earn a teaching certificate in elementary education after the youngest was old enough to go to school. She taught 4th and 6th grade at St. Albans Elementary School (SAD #48) for twenty three years before retiring in 1990.
She was a member of Helpful Workers, Extension Service, Eastern Star Chapter #189 as well as a member of the Outlook Club for over 50 years, serving 4 years as secretary. Mary Helen also served as secretary and member of the Board of Trustees of the Sebasticook Valley Hospital for 8 years.
Her great loves were her family, teaching, painting, basket weaving, traveling, and learning to fly a Cessna 150 airplane (in 1971).
She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Allan, and is survived by her daughter Susan Thorne, son James Thorne, daughter Colonel Rosemary Thorne USAF (Ret) and her husband Lt. Colonel Patrick Moroney USAF (Ret), and many nieces and nephews.

“Life” by William Randolph Hearst
The snow melts on the mountain
And the water runs down to the spring.
And the spring in a turbulent fountain,
With a song of youth to sing,
Runs down to the riotous river,
And the river flows to the sea,
And the water again
Goes back in rain
To the hills where it used to be.
And I wonder if life’s deep mystery
Isn’t much like the rain and snow
Returning through all eternity
To the places it used to know.
For life was born on the lofty heights
And flows in a laughing stream,
To the river below
Whose onward flow
Ends in a peaceful dream.
And so at least
When our life has passed
And the river has run its course,
It again goes back
O’er the selfsame track
To the mountain which was its source….

In lieu of flowers, please donate to University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine, 04469-58792 ( l Gift Designation: Page Farm and Home Museum.
Interment will be in the summer at the Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road, St. Albans. A time will be announced at a later date.
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HARTLAND — Katherine Scarlet Vigue-VerHey died peacefully on March 14, 2019.
Kathy was born in Waterville, Maine on December 29,1951, daughter of Ernest Earle and Catherine Sarrah (Jacques) Vigue. Kathy graduated from Nokomis Regional High, and attended University of New Hampshire, then traveled out west, and lived in Florida for a time.
Kathy was accomplished in many things. She painted houses inside and out, wall-papered with her sister, Shirley, and worked as a truck driver. She was
especially proud of being a ballot clerk and cashier for the town of Hartland, but her most enjoyable employment was working side by side with her husband, Skip, at their siding business. Kathy's love of people and animals led her to volunteer at pet shelters, the local Food Cupboard, and also to work with the disabled and the elderly.
Kathy loved sending cards and notes to all of her friends, but she also made pet friends, whose names she would always remember! She had many pets herself through the years, including birds, dogs, and turkeys, and loved each one equally.
Kathy and Skip spent 47 wonderful years together, and enjoyed visiting friends, traveling, casinos, camp, and the yearly Wiener-fest in Belfast. Kathy will be missed by so many, but we are sure that she is by her Lord.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband Harold "Skip" VerHey, her loving dog Turquoise, sisters Shirley Humphrey and Barbara Day of Hartland, special niece Suzan Ackerman, and a special aunt, Fay Smith. Sisters in -law Linda Knight, Sandra Dickey, Debbie Neal, Sherry Brooks, Nancy Moran, Joanie Heartquist, and Andrea Fillingim, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special friends Barb, Dinah, Philip, Terry, Dave, David, Don, Sue Sue, Cindy, and Scott.
Kathy was predeceased by her mother and father, sister Priscilla Vigue, dear brother in -law Linwood Humphrey, nieces Shelly and Sissy, mother and father in -law, and too many special friends she loved and can now be at rest with.
Her loving husband's quote, "If you had the opportunity to know this beautiful, wonderful, thoughtful and funny woman, then your life was probably enriched. She was caring, loving, and full of life, and hers was the love that lasts forever. It's easy to love you, my Baby Doll...RIGHT BACKATYA!!"
There will be a Celebration of Life get together later this spring, date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an animal shelter of your choice.
WELLINGTON —  Nancy Lee Palumbo, 65, died March 27, 2019 at her residence. She was born June 12, 1953 in Framingham, MA, a daughter of Fredrick and Doris (King) Carlson. She graduated from Hopkinton High School and worked as a billing clerk for the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services. She married Rocco Palumbo, a retired firefighter in Ashland, MA, in 1985 and they moved to Wellington. She then worked at Carr’s General Store in Harmony until her retirement due to failing health.
In addition to her husband of 33 years, Nancy is survived by a son, Michael and daughter in law, Stephanie Palumbo of Harmony; a brother, Glenn Carlson of Hopkinton, MA; 3 sisters, Sandra Safaro of Hopkinton,  Maureen Sticker of Milford, MA, and Pamela Tattersall of Upton, MA; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Michelle Talvy.
At her request, there will be no services at this time.  Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
NEWPORT — Margaret Mary Colgan, 74, died March 15, 2019 at the Pittsfield hospital. She was born May 25, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Patrick and Gertrude (Quigley) O’Leary.
Margaret worked for many years for Guilford of Maine as an administrative secretary. She also enjoyed gardening and ceramics.
She is survived by a son, Thomas and wife Judy Colgan of Carmel; 3 daughters, Mary and husband Randy Davis of Scarborough, Margie Phelps of Southwest Harbor; Colleen and husband Michael Wintle of Detroit; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; her longtime companion Donald Burpee and her cat Bandit.
She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia O’Leary, brother William O’Leary, and son in law, Scott Phelps.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.
DETROIT — Elwood Leroy Sinclair Jr, 87, lovingly called Jr, died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Togus.
He was born on February 27, 1932, in Pittsfield, Maine, one of nine children born to the late Elwood and Nesta (Turner) Sinclair Sr.  He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Jr was a crane operator by trade.  He enjoyed working in the woods and cutting his own fire wood.  He liked to putter and keep himself busy with crafting things out of wood.  He and his wife, Betty, enjoyed going out to eat with their friends and seasonal camping together, especially at one of their favorite places, Balsam Woods Campground in Abbot.  He was a member of the Endless Season Riders in Plymouth and a 38 year member of the Burns W. Knowlton Post 32 American Legion in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Lou Sinclair of Detroit; children: Michael Sinclair and wife Gina of Tamarack, FL, Mickey Young and husband Dana of Detroit, Kevin Sinclair of Detroit, Eric Sinclair of Fairbanks, AK, and Wade Sinclair of Detroit; grandchildren: Vicki Haardt and husband Hank, Sue Brown and husband Wayne, Bobby Joe Young, William Young and wife Jaime, Aimee Young and companion Jeff McGrath, Sammie Santos, Eric Sinclair Jr, Sierra Sinclair and Trevor Kelley; great grandchildren: Austin Brown, Jenna McGrath, Alex Young, Abe Young and Jordan Kelley; siblings: Wayne Sinclair and wife Clivia and Laurice Sinclair and wife Verna, all of Pittsfield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; infant daughter; sister, Phyllis Humphrey and brothers: Hershal, Merle, Linwood, Glendon and Merlon.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to the American Legion Post 32, c/o Gary Jordan Sr, 260 Corinna Road, St. Albans, Maine, 04971, in Jr’s memory.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Detroit Village Cemetery, Route 220, in Detroit, with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating.  Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.
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PARKMAN — Shawn O. Maloon, 24, died March 15, 2019 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital.  He was born May 31, 1994 in Bangor, a son of Patrick and Melanie (Frost) Maloon.  He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford.
Shawn was employed at Puritan Medical Products in Guilford and will be remembered as a good friend.
In addition to his parents of Parkman, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Doris Larrabee of Exeter; 2 sons, Ivan and Isaac Maloon of Abbot; siblings, Patrick R. and wife Isabel Maloon of Colorado Springs, CO, Elizabeth Maloon of Parkman and Matthew and wife Felicia Maloon of Corinna; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, wonderful friends, and his special dog Leo.
A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.  Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.  Those who wish may leave written tributes at
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Edward Franklin Hobbs, 83, passed peacefully while surrounded by family on March 13, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born on December 8, 1935 in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, the son of Archie and Thelma (Jenkins) Hobbs.
Edward worked for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Co. where he learned his trade of welding. He became a first-class welder and mechanic for Great Northern Paper Company in the 60’s. He was married to the love of his life, JoAnne Averill for 51 years, residing in Dover-Foxcroft and Florida; returning to Maine after her death in 2004.
In earlier years, Edward enjoyed the outdoors... camping, fishing, hunting, and creating many lasting memories with family and friends. He loved reminiscing at family gatherings, along with watching sports and westerns on TV. He will be remembered for his wit and kind spirit.
Edward leaves behind his eight children: son, Jeffrey Hobbs of Dover-Foxcroft; daughters, Joyce Patterson and husband Bill of Dexter; Pamela Bissonnette and husband George of Shelburne, VT; Deborah Donovan and husband Kevin of St. Petersburg, FL; son, Edward Hobbs of Parkman; son, Andrew Hobbs and wife Susan of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Lorinda and husband David of York, PA; son, Kenneth Hobbs and wife Stephanie of Clearwater, FL. He is also survived by a brother, Richard Hobbs; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, JoAnne; a brother, Arthur Hobbs; a grandson, Lenny Bissonnette; and a granddaughter, Rachel Ruth.
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