Obituaries, Week of February 15, 2018

DOROTHY J. JOSEPH

WINSLOW – Dorothy J. Joseph, 84, of Winslow, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, following a short illness. She was born in Waterville on March 26, 1933, a daughter of John and Marie (Sirois) Bernard.

Dot was co-owner of Joseph’s Flooring Company, in Winslow, for 35 years operating it along side her husband, Maurice. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow.

Dot loved her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Maurice.

Dot is survived by her son, Michael Joseph; three grandchildren, Erin Pease and husband Brent, Erica Hamlin and husband Eric and Chad Joseph and wife Amy; nine great-grandchildren; and brother Ray Bernard.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.

GERARD H. ROUTHIER

FAIRFIELD – Gerard H. Routhier, 78, passed away at Maine­General Medical Center, in Augusta, on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born on January 16, 1940, in Coburn Gore, the son of Aurore (Poulin) and Lucien Routhier.

He attended and graduated from Waterville Public School in 1958. Jerry served with the United States Marine Corps for four years and received an honorable discharge.

He married the former Florida Grard, on June 8, 1963.

Jerry was employed by Hannaford Bros. for over 50 years until his retirement. He was best know as pepere by his co-workers. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with family.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Gabrielle.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Florida; his son Bill Routhier and wife Cathy, of Fairfield; daughter Brenda Mansir, of Augusta, and Bev Routhier and her partner Moe Hines, of Sabattus; grandchildren Josh Heckerd and wife Lydia, of Caribou, Amanda Heckerd, of Chelsea, Katie Routhier and fiancé Brittany Perry, of Skowhegan, Nick Routhier, of Clinton, Keith Howe and wife Corinne, of Waterville, Dan Howe, of Sidney, and Nick Hines, of Sabattus; great-grandchildren, Amiah, Vaelin, and Memphis; siblings, Dorothy Turmelle, Arthur Routhier, and Denise Moholland and several sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; aunts; and uncles.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Dialysis Center, Togus VA Hospital, 1 VA Center, Augusta ME 04330 or: Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water St., Hallowell ME 04347.

MARJORIE A. HACHEY

FAIRFIELD – Marjorie “Marge” A. (Oliver) Hachey, 83, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018, at her home, in Fairfield, following a long courageous battle. She was born Sep­tem­ber 23, 1934, in Waterville, the daughter of the late Freeman and Mona (Foster) Oliver.

She attended Waterville High School, graduating in 1952, after which she attended Boston Dispensary in 1954. Later, she married Harvey Hachey, of Winslow, who predeceased her in 1988. Marge worked for 27 years as a phlebotomist at the Waterville Osteopathic Hospital, which later became Inland Hospital.

In 1998, she met her life partner, James “Red” Giroux, and they shared years together going to Florida and car races.

She is survived by her partner, Red, of Fairfield; daughter, Donna Beaulieu and husband Steve, of Clinton; granddaughter, Binica and partner Todd Carter; five great-grandchildren, Cooper Beaulieu, Makayla Robinson, Mason, Colton and Piper Carter; a sister-in-law, Cora Dixon and husband Alton; niece Lisa Workman and her husband Dale; a nephew Scott Oliver and his partner Laura and nephew Kerry Oliver.

She was predeceased by her brother Gerry Oliver and his wife Barbara.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the VFW in Fairfield.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, Maine 04901

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

OTHERS DEPARTED

DEBORA L. EZZY, 60, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following complications from surgery related to multiple sclorosis. Locally, she is survived by her father, Stanley E. Chase and his wife Elaine, of Vassalboro; brother David E. Chase and wife Deborah, of Windsor; and nephews Daniel E. Chase and Daryl S. Chase, both of Windsor.

SARAH J. KALER, 78, of Bremen, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Sussman House, in Rockport, following a lengthy illness. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Maxine Watson and family, of Whitefield.

KAY R. MEYERS, 82, of Bristol, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by a son, Eric Meyer and wife Pat McKenzie, and granddaughter Dayze Gaulin, all of Whitefield.

PEARL D. VEILLEUX, 85, of Haines City, Florida, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Locally, she is survived by sisters Della Boulette and husband Clement, and Shirley Rossignol and husband Ronald, all of Waterville.

DEBORAH L. TIBBETTS, 62, of Monmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston. Locally, she is survived by children Joyce York and husband Jeff, and Charles Tibbetts III and wife April, all of Vassalboro, and Shawn Tibbetts and wife Bonnie, of Windsor.

J. RAYMOND FORTIN, 90, of Madison, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Maplecrest Living Center, in Madison. Locally, he is survived by a grandson Jonathan Fortin and wife Cassie, and great-grandson Jack Fortin, all of Winslow.

LOCAL TIES

MARGARET PRIOR, 90, of Portland, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Sedgewood Commons, in Falmouth. She was the wife of the late Carl Prior, who became dean at Unity College, in Unity, in 1968. She joined the Unity Union Church and sang in the choir, taught physical education at Mount View High School, in Thorndike, and coached field hockey and gymnastics. She was also involved with town meetings, worked for the food pantry, was active in church, Rotary International, played bridge and continued to swim and ski.

ALLAN N. HART, 69, of Canaan, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. At one time, Allan worked for both the Fairfield Police Department and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, eventually retiring as a personal body guard for an international client.

AREA NOTABLE

JEAN L. HAMEL, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was a former manager of the Waterville Bowling Lanes, on Airport Road, in Waterville, former Wat­erville women’s candlepin bowling champion, and a member of the Maine State Candlepin Hall of Fame. Locally, she is survived by sons Michael Hamel and wife Deborah, William Hamel and wife Susan, and daughter Karen Paradis and husband Peter, all of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of February 8, 2018

JANE MACDOWELL GLEN

FAIRFIELD––Jane Macdowell Glen, 69, of Fairfield, lost her battle with ovarian cancer Thursday, December 28, 2017. Jane was born in Macomb, Illinois, on January 27, 1948.

She graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School and continued on to study mental health and substance abuse counseling at University of Maine-Augusta. In December of 1999 she married Robert Glen.

Jane showered those who knew her with faith, love, and humor. Jane had a passion for animals, especially cocker spaniels.

Jane is survived by her husband Robert Glen, of Fairfield; her sister Anne Dixon, of Sesser, Illinois; her nephews Nathen Dixon and family, of Vienna, and Tryton Dixon, of Sesser, Illinois.

A spring burial is planned.

RUTH ELIZABETH REIGLE

CHINA––Ruth Elizabeth Reigle, 90, of China, formerly of Redminster, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at Grey Birch Hospice Center, in Augusta. She was born in Lafayette, New Jersey, on March 28, 1927, the daughter of the late David L. Sr. and Elizabeth Struble Jacobus.

She had lived in Redminster before moving to China in 1997, when her husband retired, near China Lake, an area they both loved after vacationing there for many years.

Ruth led a full and wonderful life surrounded by her large family of siblings, husband and children. She enjoyed cooking, singing around the house, needlepoint, and caring for her family.

Ruth was always caring for other children, be it at church on Sundays or in her home for numerous families over the years. In later years, she enjoyed daily walks near her home on Three Mile Pond, watching the birds outside her window, enjoying her bell collection and visits from family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond O. Reigle, who died November 22, 1999; seven sisters and brothers, Edna Waite, Helen Henderson, Clifford, Irving, Warren, David Jr. and Arthur Jacobus; grandson Jonathan Reigle; granddaughter Bobbi Jo Patt Knepp.

Mrs. Reigle is survived by sons, Robert Reigle and wife Dawne, of High Bridge, New Jersey, Richard Reigle and wife Karen, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Russell Reigle and his partner Kelly Grotton, of Augusta; daughter Brenda Franzone, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; her former daughter-in-law, Cathy Burgess, of Augusta; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister Eileen Lawler and husband John, of Statesville, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Interment will take place in the church cemetery in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-0059.

NATHAN P. LAPOINTE

WINDSOR––Nathan Patrick LaPointe, son of Tina and Timothy Shorey, of Windsor, Stephen and Danielle LaPointe, of Gardiner, and Stephanie Lapointe, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 13, 2018, as a result of an unfortunate accident. He was born November 8, 1992, in Augusta.

Nathan graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 2011, where he participated in multiple sports.

Nathan worked at G & E Roofing for many years, but was most recently focused on general construction. Nathan enjoyed the outdoors; snowboarding, hunting and fishing, even if that meant taking a day (or two) off from work. Nathan was a kind hearted son, brother, uncle and friend, who was loved and respected by all who came into his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Nathan was predeceased by his grandfathers Daniel Smith, Ronald LaPointe and Lee Shorey.

Nathan is survived by his siblings Cassandra LaPointe, Krystina and Danielle Shorey, Shawna and Cody Rioux, Alex LaPointe, Bradley Carleton, Lindsy and Kylie Smith, and Bobby Foster; nieces Maddison Lapointe and McKinley Rioux; grandmothers Elaine Smith, Jackie LaPointe, Linda LaPointe and Diane Shorey; great-grandmother Marcia Moody; numerous aunts and uncles.

IVA CUNNINGHAM

OAKLAND––Iva (knox) Cunningham, 75, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Iva was born on July 19, 1942, in Oakland, the daughter of Ivan and Lottie Knox.

She was employed at the shoe shop in Norridgewock and the Scott Paper Company, in Winslow, but for the majority of her life she was a homemaker. Iva was a woman of private nature and loved unconditionally–she loved her children and her home.

She was predeceased by her parents; granddaughter Kristen Lawler; and three sisters Muriel Gallagher, Arlene Dowl, and Jeannette Collins.

Iva is survived by her husband Kenny; daughter Kathy Lawler and her boyfriend Jim Smith, daughter Kelly Leeman; son Kenneth III and wife Kristen; daughter Trisha Brown and husband Michael; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her sister Barbara Poulin.

ALLAN N. ROBINSON

OAKLAND––Allan N. Robinson of Oakland, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of Allan and May Robinson.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in mechanical engineering. His career was spent in the pulp and papermaking industry, predominantly with Scott Paper Company/S.D. Warren/Sappi.

Allan and his first wife Sarah (Sally) emigrated from Scotland in 1957 to Montreal, Canada, and then moved to the USA in 1960. They divorced in 1985, and she sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010.

Allan married his soul mate, Randy, in 1989. They shared many years of traveling together and were blessed to spend their last years together being “snowbirds” between Maine and Florida––the best of both worlds as he described it.

Allan will be remembered for his honesty, sense of humor and willingness to help others when in need. He had a brilliant memory for historical events and an enviable amount of knowledge on world events. In 2012, he felt great pride in publishing his memoirs titled “God Help Us.”

He was predeceased by his parents; father/mother-in-law Raymond and Loretta (Berube) Bussell; stepson Tracey Gray; brother-in-law Gary French; sister-in-law Pauline Avery; and nephew Grant Wilson.

Allan is survived by his wife, Randy; his sons Andrew and wife Paula, Ian and wife Jennie, and stepdaughter, Amy and husband Michael Doyle; siblings Christina and husband William Wilson, of Toronto, Canada, and Clement and wife Anne Robinson, of Shrewsbury, England; six grandchildren, Adam, Cameron, Nathan, Meghan, Jordan and Rhyleigh; as well as nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Bowdin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham ME 04086-1240, or MaineGeneral Community Care, Hospice Program, P.O. Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.

JANIS HALLORAN-DAHL

WINSLOW––Janis Ann Halloran-Dahl, 67, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 22, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born on June 13, 1950, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Mary (Rudnik) and Joseph Weronko.

She graduated from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, with a degree in fine arts.

Making her way East with her first husband, Matthew Halloran, she worked for the State of Maine Department of Human Services focusing on elder care. She was known as an expert researcher and lecturer on the subject and was invited to various places throughout the country to speak on being a caregiver and the resources needed to be successful in providing this specialized care.

Jan enjoyed traveling, hiking, cross-country skiing, tending to her flower and vegetable garden or mowing over two acres of lawn; she simply liked being out and about. In quieter moments, Jan enjoyed reading novels and cultivating her faith life. She was also a great supporter of animal rights.

She will be remembered for her outgoing friendliness, her fashion sense and appreciating a bargain.

She was predeceased by her husband Matthew; her mother, Mary; and her brother, Richard Weronko.

Jan is survived by her husband, Dr. Bernhoff “Bernie” Dahl, M.D., of Winslow and Winterport; as well as her father, Joseph Weronko, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To view a video collage of Jan’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family, please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

Donations in Jan’s memory should be made to Edythe Dyer Community Library, 269 Main Road, North Hampden ME 04444, or Winslow Public Library, Town of Winslow, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow ME 04901.

JILL A. DYER

WINSLOW––Jill Anne Dyer, 37, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was born in Waterville on March 28, 1980, and was the daughter of Colin and Hazel (Barton) Dyer.

She attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and worked for many years helping in the behavioral health field.

She grew up in Palermo and attended the Palermo Christian Church throughout her childhood. Jill loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed playing disc golf, camping, whitewater rafting, road trips, and listening to music. She was an avid Star Wars fan and her favorite movie was Alice in Wonderland. She loved watching movies; a hobby she learned and inherited from her mom and dad.

Jill dreamed of traveling around the United States and wanted nothing more than to be able to take her children with her. In addition to her hopes to explore, Jill also found beauty in the moon and stars as she found that they made her feel calm and peaceful. One of her ambitions was to open a flower shop because the vibrant colors, scents, and the beauty of them uplifted her spirit.

She will be remembered for her contagious laughter, her sensitivity and kindness, and her love for her children, always meeting their needs before her own.

She is survived by her children, Connor Michael Gay and Emma Jane Gay; her parents Colin and Hazel Dyer; siblings Aaron and wife Lisa, Portia, Brent and wife Koren Dyer; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor.

Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

ERNEST WATSON

PALERMO––Ernest Watson passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at an Augusta hospital following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1928, the son of Clarence and Alda Baker Watson.

He was a Red Sox baseball fan, enjoyed fishing and playing cribbage.

He is survived by Georgia, his wife of 60 years; two daughters Sheila Schooler and Barb Connor, or Oregon and Wendy and Tim Durham, of Connecticut; four sons, Jeffrey, of Palermo, David and Ramona, of China, Dennis, of Palermo, Philip and Tracy, of Hope; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A remembrance service will be held at the Sheepscot Fish and Game Club in Palermo on Saturday, February 17, at 1 p.m.

LOUISE O’BRIEN

FAIRFIELD––Louise Ethel (Jung) O’Brien, 89, died Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Born in Peabody, Massachusetts, June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Ethel (Knowlton) Jung.

She graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1945.

Louise was a dedicated volunteer at the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, where she served on the board of directors and spent countless hours helping her community. Beyond working at the pantry, she enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, gardening, and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Louise was predeceased by her husband Edward O’Brien; and son Robert O’Brien.

She leaves behind two sons, Richard O’Brien and wife Patricia (Calnan) O’Brien, of Lynn, Massachusetts, and Scott O’Brien, of Waterville; three grandchildren, Emily (O’Brien) Broderick and husband Michael, of Salem, Massachusetts, Nasstassja and Bethany Karter-O’Brien, both of Maine; five great-grandchildren; and Jeffrey Karter, of Waterville, who was like a son to her.

JACKIE E. ROWE

VASSALBORO––Jackie E. Rowe, 58, of Vassalboro, passed away following a short illness on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at a hospice care facility in Scarborough. Jackie was born on February 20, 1959, the daughter of Edwina Rowe, of Vassalboro (deceased) and the late Jack Rowe.

Jackie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite things were listening to music and going to craft shows.

She is survived by her brother, David, and sister-in-law, Sharon, of Benton.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

JEROME N. GRAVEL

WINSLOW––Jerome Norman Gravel, 91, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the VA Medical Center, Togus. Jerome was born in Waterville on August 25, 1926, the son of Joseph and Marie (King) Gravel.

Jerome served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

During the late 60s and 70s, Jerome co-owned Bee’s Diner, in Winslow, with his brother, Romeo, and was a short order cook for Ken’s Family Restaurant, Winslow.

Jerome was a devote Catholic and enjoyed cooking, bowling and fishing. He was a member of MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835 in Winslow.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Frank (Hutchie), Roland (Pee-Wee), and Romeo (Meio) Gravel.

Jerome is survived by his daughter, Lisa Rifenbark and husband, Jason, of Winslow; nephews, Joseph (Rocky) Gravel and wife Lisa, their children Kyle and Matthew, of Winslow, John Gravel and wife Phyllis, of Benton; niece, Joan Corey and husband Thomas, of Waterville; great-nieces and nephews, Melissa Brown and husband Nick, and their children Kaylin and Dylan.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.

STEPHEN L. MILLER

WINSLOW – Stephen Lee Miller, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Togus Spring’s Hospice at the Togus Facility, in Augusta. He was born September 29, 1957, in Waterville, the son of Lee M. and Carleen (Bragg) Miller.

He attended China Elementary School and Winslow High School, earning his GED in 1975. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army as a motor transport operator from 1976 to 1978 when he was honorably discharged. Stephen had worked for H.T. Winters, in Winslow, Blaine Casey Construction, in China, Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, track crew, and finally as a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and ice fishing.

Stephen is survived by two daughters, Michelle Miller and fiancé Jack Kimball, of Auburn, Jayde Miller, and son Ethan Miller, both of North Vassalboro; mother, Carleen N. Miller, of Winslow; a step-father, John Bragg, of Winslow; sister, Brenda L. Blair and husband Michael W., of Clinton; three brothers, Jeffrey L. Miller and partner Lauri Brewster, of Winslow, Wayne W. Miller and wife Jill, of Winslow, Kenneth R. Miller, of China; uncles, Grover Bragg of China, and Mavel Bragg, of Oakland; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Lee M. Miller and brother, Bruce E. Miller.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. A celebration of his life will follow at the Augusta V.F.W. Post 887, Leighton Road, Augusta.

Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Research, Maine Medical Center Philanthropy Department, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Obituaries, Week of February 1, 2018

JULIANN L. O’CONNOR

FAIRFIELD – Juliann “Julie” Lucy O’Connor, 56, passed away at her home in Fairfield, Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was born in Au­gusta on Febru­ary 14, 1961, the daughter of Ernest O’C­onnor and Loretta (Spaul­ding) O’Connor Rabassa.

She spent the majority of her life in Largo, Florida, with her two rescue dogs, Petey and Ginger. She moved to Maine to be with her family, which meant the most to her.

Julie had many self-taught skills, there was nothing she couldn’t teach herself how to do. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her flower gardens and loved the ocean. She spent her life as a determined, smart, independent, beautiful woman. She was so special, she touched everyone she met in such a powerful way; we are all better people because of her.

Julie is survived by her mother, Loretta (Spaulding) Rabassa; sisters, Vicki Tourtelotte, Nancy Wood, Diana Savage and husband Todd; brothers, Peter and John O’Connor; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Ernest O’Connor.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Memorial donations may be made to ones local humane society.

RONALD E. CUNNINGHAM

AUGUSTA – Ronald E. Cunningham, 74, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, following a long battle with cancer.

Ronnie was born in Au­gusta on March 3, 1943, the son of Montie Sr. and Mar­guerite (Rain­ey) Cunningham. He attended Vassalboro schools. He was employed by White and Bradstreets used Auto Parts, in Augusta, O’Connor Motors, in Augusta, where he opened the Collision Center. After that he was self employed.

He married Helen Staples on August 15, 1992. Since then they have lived in Augusta. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of 25 years; daughter, Julia, of Pennsylvania and sons Timothy and wife Jennifer, Darrin and his wife Debbie, all of Winthrop, Mathew and his wife Angie, of South China; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Kyle, Daniel, Karrisa, Stephanie, Tyler and Allyson; seven great-grandchildren, 8 brothers and sisters, Robert, Montie Jr., Gwendolyn (Glendon), Donna, Brenda, Jacqueline (Tim), Darrell (Lori), and Cheryl (James); and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on January 28, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the South China Legion Hall. Please come and share your thoughts and stories.

BERNARD E. DAVIS

CHINA – Bernard E. Davis, 75, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at his home in China. He was born June 8, 1942, in Augusta, the son of Elden and Carmen (Farrington) Davis.

He was educated in the schools of China. On February 14, 1975, he married the former Barbara Davis, in Palermo.

Bernard is survived by a son, Keith Davis and wife Marie, of Litchfield; two daughters, Annette Bickford and Lisa Davis, both of China; two step-daughters, Charlene Pressey and husband George, of Chelsea, and April Vernesoni and husband Harry, of Florida; step-son, Parker Curtis and partner Michelle Orlan, of Palermo; brothers, Jeffrey Davis, of China, John Davis and wife Nancy, of Albion, Patrick Davis, of China, Mick Davis Sr., of China, Anthony Davis and wife Deb, of China; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Davis; son, Kevin Davis; and brother, Gregory Davis.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

JOAN G. HARRINGTON

WINDSOR – Joan Gloria (Cote) Harrington, 79, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born November 23, 1938, in Augusta, the daughter of Arsene and Cecile (Lebel) Cote.

She was educated in the schools of Augusta and graduated from Cony High School in 1956. On January 13, 1958, she married Paul E. Harrington, Sr., in Gardiner. Joan was employed for many years at Etonic Shoe, in Richmond, Truitt Brothers, in Gardiner, Weiss Uniform, in Augusta, and Grondon’s, in Augusta. She had been a member of St. Denis Church, in Whitefield since 1967. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening, and baking. She also enjoyed her trips to the coast, New Harbor, for a “lobstah.”

Joan is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul E. Harrington Sr., of Windsor; two sons, Paul E. Harrington Jr. and wife Nita, of China, Eric L. Harrington, of Windsor; three daughters, Brenda J Moody, of Crystal River, Florida, Cecilia M. Cater and husband Scott, of Windsor, Cynthia C. Smith and husband Ed, of Gardiner; one sister, Laurette O’Brien, of Farmingdale; two brothers, Donald Cote and wife Lorraine, of Sidney, Arsene “Joe” Joseph Cote and wife Rena, of Ft. Myers, Florida; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. Denis Church, Whitefield.

The burial will be at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Email: donors@stjude.org.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

ROLAND E. BILODEAU

WINSLOW – Roland E. Bilodeau, 92, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born May 26, 1925 in Waterville, the son of Pierre J. and Mabel M. (LaCombe) Bilodeau.

He was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1943. Roland was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He then continued his education at the University of Maine, Orono, graduating in 1950. He was employed as a chemical engineer in the pulp and paper industry for 38 years and over the years worked for Hollingsworth and Whitney, Scott Paper Co., both in Winslow, and S.D. Warren, in Hinckley. On November 9, 1992, he married the former Marie Jeanne Cyr, in Caribou.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow, and the American Legion. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, and coin collecting.

Roland is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marie Jeanne (Cyr) Bilodeau, of Winslow; son, John Bilodeau and wife Karen Andrus, of Winslow; daughter, Diane Smith and husband Frederick, of Watertown, Wisconsin; brother, Gerald Bilodeau and wife Madeline, of Newton, Massachusetts; three step-sons, Claude Dugas and wife Diane, Pierre Dugas and wife Margoliene, and Guy Dugas and wife Guylaine, all of Maria, Provice in Québec, Canada; five grandsons, Nicholas Bilodeau and partner Jessica Davis, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Michael Bilodeau and partner Melissa Reynolds, of Portland, Stephen Smith and wife Heather, of Wisconsin, Eben Andrus, of Portland, and Timothy Andrus and partner Cecily Glowick, of Portland; five granddaughters, Amanda Bilodeau, of Cape Elizabeth, Rebekah Brusven and husband Gregg, Ruth Ann Wesemann and husband Cory, Sharon Leofilos and husband Allen, all of Wisconsin, and Elusia Andrus and partner Thomas Creighton, of Dillon, Colorado; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Roland was predeceased by his parents and his first wife Rose (Poulin) Bilodeau.

Memorial donations may be made to the Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347. This foundation benefits wounded and injured veterans and their families.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

RONALD A. LEPAGE

WINSLOW – Ronald A. Lepage, 69, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at D’Youville Pavillion, in Lewiston. He was born September 21, 1948, in Lew­iston, the son of Levis and Yvonne (La­fleur) Lepage.

He was educated in the schools of Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1966. He was employed for 30 years as a ship designer at Bath Iron Works. He was a member of the St. Louis Church, in Auburn, and of the National Rifleman Association. Ronald enjoyed coin collecting, antique autos, reading and doing research, hunting, fishing, computer programming, loved animals, especially birds, and drinking Moxie.

Ronald is survived by his sister, Jeanne Luce and husband David, of Winslow; two godchildren, Arthur Jones, of West Des Moines, Iowa, Kathleen Lepage, of Polk City, Iowa; eight nephews, Ryan Jones, of Thomaston, Mark LePage, of Pelham, New Hampshire, Carl Lepage, Gregory Lepage, both of Connecticut, Robert Lepage, David Lepage, both of Wisconsin, Christopher Lepage, of Minnesota, and James Lepage, of Massachusetts; four nieces, Danielle Jones, of Washington, DC, Mary Anne (LePage) Kinney, of Knox, Deborah (Lepage) Burgess, of Connecticut, and Jennifer Lepage, of Montana.

He was predeceased by his parents, Levis and Yvonne Lepage; brothers, Henry, Paul, Daniel, and Raymond; and a special uncle to all, Robert LaFleur.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

GERALD E. GAGNON

WINSLOW – Gerald E. Gagnon, 86, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, at his home. He was born March 2, 1931, in Benton, the son of Francis and Marion (Dyer) Gagnon.

He is predeceased by his wife of 58 years Lucille Evelyn Gagnon, his mother, father and brother Francis Jr.

He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1953 due to family hardship following the death of his father. He married the former Lucille Levasseur on June 16, 1956, in Winslow.

He is survived by his four daughters: Debbie Savage, of Skowhegan, Linda Wood and husband James, of Fairfield, Cindy Gagnon and partner Joyce Wyand, of Benton, and Kathleen Gagnon-Rood and husband Michael, of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Jeremy Gagnon, of Fairfield, Angela, Robert and Lucia Haywood, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard Haywood, of Long Beach, California, and Antoinette Gagnon, of Augusta; and eight great-grandchildren: Gavin Lachance, Isaiah and Iriahnna Haywood, Deacon and Makalya Gagnon, Aaliyah and Aarikah Haywood and Rowan Pooler; siblings Ronald Gagnon, Beatrice Roy, Dianne Davis and many nieces, nephews and their children.

Gerald worked for Maine Central Railroad for 30 years. While working there, he also enjoyed raising a small herd of beef cows. He loved the life of farming. After his retirement, he opened C&G Antique Shop where he enjoyed buying and selling antiques and refinishing oak furniture. He and his wife Lucille loved to travel every January and February to warmer climates. They spent many winters in El Paso, Texas, and eventually Panama City, Florida. They made many lifelong friends throughout North America during their travels.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, February 7, at 11 a.m., at St. John Catholic Church, 26 Monument St, Winslow. At his request there will be no public viewing held.

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation , 4601 Forbes Blvd, Suite #130, Lanham, Mryland 20706.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan, ME.

PHILIP MATHER

SOUTH CHINA – Philip Mather, 94, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was born in Brunswick on June 22, 1923, to Frederick and Vera Clif­ford Mather.

He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1942. He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, spending 15 months with the 8th Air Force in England as an aerial gunnery instructor. He graduated from Gordon College in 1950 then did one year of graduate studies at Columbia Bible College.

He married the former Doris Johnson on September 22, 1951. She passed away June 28, 1993.

Philip pastored Baptist churches for 36 years including Holmes Bay and Kennebec, Kingfield, Mapleton, Dexter, Yarmouth and Blaine. He continued preaching as an interim pastor in Liberty, South Montville and Windsor following retirement.

He is survived by three children: Alan Mather and his wife Bobbi, of South China, Stephen Mather and his wife Anastasia, of Staten Island, New York, and Beth Froman, of Fairfield; and 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sisters Glenna and her husband Mark Randall, of York, Barbara Ruszczyk, of Harpswell, and Doris Victoria Stevens, of Brunswick.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 3, at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., in Brunswick, with a reception to follow in the Stetson’s Funeral Home Family Reception Center. Spring interment will be in New Meadows Cemetery, Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086. A life tribute may be viewed and memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

OTHERS DEPARTED

DEBRA A. HASKE, 61, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at her home. She was born in Waterville on September 27, 1956, the daughter of Donald and Marlene Ann Pryor, of Benton. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Donna Jane Wilson, of Benton, and a brother, James Darren Pryor, of Waterville.

JEAN P. HOUSTON, 84, of Waterville, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Brenda Houston, of Oakland; granddaughter Christie Holt, of Winslow, and her sons Jordan Holt and Colby Robertson; grandson, John Lessard, of Oakland, and his children Jonathan and Lily Wilkie; brother, Wayne Delaware, of Winslow; cousin, Jeanne Belanger, of Winslow.

CLARENCE H. JONES, 98, of Bingham, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Sandy River Center, in Farmington. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Rogers-Bull, and her husband Lief, of Solon.

LOCAL TIES

MARGARET PRIOR, 90, of Portland, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Sedgewood Commons, in Falmouth. She was the wife of the late Carl Prior, who became dean at Unity College, in Unity, in 1968. She joined the Unity Union Church and sang in the choir, taught physical education at Mount View High School, in Thorndike, and coached field hockey and gymnastics. She was also involved with town meetings, worked for the food pantry, was active in church, Rotary International, played bridge and continued to swim and ski.

ALLAN N. HART, 69, of Canaan, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. At one time, Allan worked for both the Fairfield Police Department and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, eventually retiring as a personal body guard for an international client.

Obituaries, Week of January 25, 2018

HERBERT L. CATES

EAST VASSALBORO – Herbert Louis Cates, 94, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, following a month of serious illness. He was born on September 2, 1923, at the East Vas­sal­boro Family Homestead, the seventh of 12 children of Benjamin Harold Sr. and Anabel Ingraham Cates.

He loved being with his family, lobster dinners, trips to the ocean, watching the Rose Bowl, Sunday drives and singing hytor for more than 50 years.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Coralene Driscoll Withee; both parents; brothers Maynard, George, Ben and Carleton, and sisters Helen Wyman, Margaret Cates, Effie Cates, Marian Murray, June Rodis and Ann Higgins.

He is survived by four children, Peter, of East Vassalboro, and one daughter; Stephen and wife Emily, of South China, and two children and six-grandchildren; Laura Pooler, and husband Dana, of Afton, New York, and four daughters and 13 grandchildren; and Brian and wife Teresa, of Naples, Florida, and two sons.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.

MARCIA F. COOK

FAIRFIELD – Marcia Fuller Cook, 76, of Fairfield, died on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston. She was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, to the Rev. Clarence and Anora (Peavey) Fuller.

Marcia spent her childhood in Melrose, Massachusetts, and cherished summers at the family camp on Lake Winnipesaukee where she was known for a mean game of “keep-away” and for boating across the lake alone joyfully singing “Rock Around the Clock” at the top of her lungs as if nobody could hear.

While attending the University of Maine in Orono she met Keith E. Cook, and they were married on June 15, 1963. She taught elementary school in the Greater Bangor Area for several years before taking a break to raise three children: Scott Fuller, Michael Keith, and Laurie Beth Cook.

Having completed a master’s degree in adult literacy at the University of Maine, Marcia entered a career of service in the Maine adult education system. She had a deep and profound commitment to adult literacy and served in several leadership positions both as administrator and teacher, most recently at the Maine State Department of Education and the Winthrop School District. She led by her passionate example, and she held her colleagues dearly.

She enjoyed reading, music, time with her family, and most recently loved playing ukulele with the Merry Plinksters, in Farmington, as well as other local ensembles. She performed in the spirit of service at community and civic events as well as the Central Maine Homeless Shelter. This experience brought her great joy and the opportunity to share her joy with others.

Marcia loved the ocean and cherished time she spent with family at Pemaquid Point. She was a member of the Waterville United Church of Christ, and enjoyed volunteering within the church community where she provided leadership on the Mission Committee. Marcia’s welcoming personality found common ground within diversity. She was an active member of the central Maine community, and those who knew her appreciated her kind and joyful spirit. She was positive, caring, and loved to laugh.

She is survived by her husband, Keith Cook, of Fairfield; children Scott Cook (Megan Landry), of Gorham, Michael Cook, of Centreville, Virginia, and Laurie Cook, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Sean Cook, of Newport, Rhode Island, Rebecca Cook, of Waterville, Isabelle Cook, and Carter Landry, both of Gorham; great-granddaughter Lily Cook, of Newport, Rhode Island; sister Carolyn (Everett) Fuchs, of Hudson, Wisconsin; brother David (Susan) Fuller, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio; and many cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation at www.mainecancer.org or the Mid-Maine Homeless shelter at http://www.shelterme.org/donate1.html.

Arrangements by Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ERNEST J. PHAIR JR., 96, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Locally, he is survived by a brother Robert Phair, and a sister, Shirley Roy, both of Winslow.

FORMER RESIDENT

HELEN A. ALEXANDER, 96, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville. She was born in Unity on August 28, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Mamie (Murch) Gerald. Locally, she is survived by her son, Lynwood Alexander and wife Marie, of Fairfield, and daughters Judith Trundy and husband Gerald, and Brenda Drew and her husband Roger, all of Unity.

Obituaries, Week of January 18, 2018

JUDITH WILDE

OAKLAND – Judith Wilde, 75, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, following a hard battle with leukemia. She was born April 1, 1942, and lived in Oakland.

Judy attended the Tapley School, in Oakland, and completed three years of Williams High, in Oakland. She later achieved her GED.

Judy’s career included driving buses, and working in real estate. Judy also worked as an assistant dental hygienist.

Judy loved to draw, to puzzles and she was a wonderful cook. Judy loved gardening, especially her greenhouse in Mercer. She enjoyed visits and almost daily walks with several neighbors. She enjoyed riding her scooter to the pond in Oakland and spending time with friends and family.

In no particular order, she is survived by sisters Anne Norman and Virginia Adams, both of Waterville and Oakland; nephews and nieces Leigh Stevens, Coleen Gooldrup, Jennifer Walker, Benjamin Norman, Danny, Wesley, and Kelly Adams, all of Central Maine; grandchildren and a great-grandchild, Eva and Rea Rodrigue, of Gorham, Tobias Baker, Aurora, Emma and Cornelia Wilde, of Moss, Norway; cousins Donna Radcliff, of Florida, Martha Carole, in Brewer, Bobby Byerly, of San Diego, California, Patty Wilde, of Norridgewock, Richard and Dennis Wilde, and Julie Wilde Howard, of Mercer, Grace Smith, Brenda Jagoe, Gladys Buraglia, Joyce Neuberg and Bette Wiseman, all of New Brunswick, Canada, and Don Graham, of Ontario, Canada; former husband Robert Annis, of Rockland; children Sarah Rodrigue, of Gorham, James Baker, of Belgrade and Michael Baker, of Moss, Norway.

All friends and family are invited to join in the celebration of her life on Sunday, January 28 at the Oakland American Legion, from noon to 4 p.m. Bring your stories about Judy and a potluck meal to share.

IRVING E. WRIGHT

OAKLAND – Irving E. Wright, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his home following a long illness. He was born January 24, 1926, the son of Warren “Gus” Wright and Lillian Wheeler Wright.

He attended Boylston High School, in Boylston, Massachusetts. He married the former Joyce Bickford, in Westboro, Massachusetts, in 1953.

Irving lived a life of hard work, starting as a boy on the family farm and making a living as a carpenter and owner of his own business. Irving and Joyce lived in North Grafton, Massachusetts, for 15 years before moving to Augusta in 1969.

He was a Mason and Shriner in both states and worked tirelessly for that cause. He loved their cottage on Great Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, and his winter home in Florida, where he could go boating and fishing anytime he wanted. He often said his cottage was the prettiest spot on the lake.

His love for cribbage was unbelievable as he would play for hours at a a time.

Irving is survived by his wife Joyce, of 65 years; son, Barry Wright and his partner Sherry Stevens, of Livermore Falls; one granddaughter, Jessica Mullen and husband Brian; three great-grandsons.

He was predeceased by his son, Bruce Wright; parents Gus and Lillian; and six brothers.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901, or UNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Rd., South Portland, ME 04106.

RODNEY A. McALEER

BENTON – Rodney Allen McAleer, 63, formerly of Benton, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a long illness. He was born in Waterville on May 2, 1954, the son of the late Robert A. and Christine B. (Bugold) McAleer.

He was a hockey player, and graduate of Waterville High School. Rodney was an avid sports fan who enjoyed all sports. He also loved fishing, no matter what time of year.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dawn (Gurney) McAleer, who passed away on August 15, 2014.

Rodney will be missed by his sisters, Bobbi Sagendorf, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Randie Ennis, and husband Phillip, of Goldsboro, North Carolina; stepson Justin Leibowitz, of Waterville; stepdaughter Lisa Coleman, of North Carolina; grandchildren Leticia Messier, of Vermont, Alecia Rexford and Savannah Coleman, both of New Hampshire; great-grandson Killian Ronin Messier; and nephews Andrew Cronin and his wife Marianne, of Natick, Massachusetts, and Brian Cronin and family, of Andover, Massachusetts.

An online guest book may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

DANIEL J. LAJOIE

BENTON – Daniel J. Lajoie, 71, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a brief illness. He was born in Augusta on August 27, 1946, the son of Raymond J. Lajoie and Elizabeth M. (Rousel) Lajoie.

Daniel graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta. He served honorably in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Digital Equipment Corp., as an engineering tech for 28 years.

Daniel was predeceased by his parents; his wife Donna (Atkinson) Lajoie; son Christopher E. Lajoie.

Surviving are a son, Daniel J. Lajoie Jr.; two brothers Donovan G. Lajoie, of Acton, and Mark A. Lajoie, of Bedford, New Hampshire; a sister Sylvia A. Lajoie, of Portland, and Carole Boudreau and June Powell; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

BARBARA M. GREENLAW

FAIRFIELD – Barbara M. Greenlaw, 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born on July 25, 1926, to Hugh Allen and Lia Belle (Trimm) Fox Sr., in Blanchard.

Barbara graduated from Guilford High School in 1944. Following high school, she worked in the weave room at the American Woolen Company, in Dover-Foxcroft.

Barbara soon decided to seek employment at the Sisters of Charity Hospital, in Waterville, where she began her nursing studies at the Seton Institute School of Nursing, in Waterville. Her continued educational training took her to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, and masters graduate wortk in psychiatrics at the Seton Institute School of Nursing, in Baltimore, Maryland. Following World War II, Barbara worked at military hospitals in Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida and Key West, Florida.

She returned to Maine and continued her career in nusring at the Sisters Hospital, in Waterville. There she met Dr. William Greenlaw and they married in 1955. They shared 23 years together, raising their family.

Barbara maintained her nusring license as a registered nurse until 2002.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Fireside Chapter #103, and volunteered her time as an educator for Waterville’s Adult Education.

Barbara was very talented. She was artistic and could design, paint, or build almost anything. No project was too big or too small.

She enjoyed her cars. She loved to travel and see the countryside from her car. She always remarked, “This is fun.”

She had a terrific sense of humor. She loved to tell stories and hold everyone’s attention; she loved to please a crowd.

She enjoyed talking with her “boys” from Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, and later with her crew at Kennebec River Development Park. She was always part of the crew.

She was the “voice of reason.” Her family loyalty and compassion were her priorities. Barbara will be remembered for her compassion for all creatures, two-legged, four-legged or winged, she was always the caregiver.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. William Greenlaw; brothers Hugh Allen Fox Jr., of Newport, Vermont, and Colby George Fox, MIA, Kuni-Ri, North Korea; parents and an aunt Clara Willard Fox.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda; sons Jason and companion Toni, and Hollis and wife Angela; and grandchildren, Claire, Abigail and Austin William.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the Barbara M. Greenlaw Scholarship for Nursing, Lawrence High School, Fairfield, ME 04937.

NANCY M. GREENE

FAIRFIELD – Nancy M. Greene, 81, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born in Madison on April 19, 1936, to the late William and Phylis (Graf) Morrison.

Nancy had many different jobs. She worked for the Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, Norwalk Shoes, in Norridgewock, and she also made Christmas wreaths in Skowhegan. Her favorite job of all and the one she will be most remembered was being an amazing mother and companion.

Nancy enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with family, and cooking. She really enjoyed days at camp catching the fish and cooking them for dinner.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister Mary, brother Reid and step-daughter Jane.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mervin; children Susan and her husband George, Mervin Jr. and wife Dottie, James and wife Debbie, Sharon and husband Eddie, Hawley and wife Debbie, and Trudy and fiancé Ronney; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Joan, brother Butch; stepdaughter Jean; many nephews and nieces.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

JANICE L. LOMBARD

FAIRFIELD – Janice Lee Lombard, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in Waterville. She was born on March 10, 1939, the daughter of Samuel E. and Thelma F. Jones, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Jan loved singing and was in chorus in high school in Belleville Township, Illinois. She graduated from Belleville in 1957. In 1959, she met William David Lombard while working at her aunt’s Christian bookstore in Pensacola, Florida. He was a Naval aviator at the time, about to begin seminary college. They exchanged vows on August 7, 1959, and were married for 59 years.

Janice Lee Lombard loved being a part of her husband’s (a pastor) churches as a teacher and Sunday School administrator. A dedicated and talented singer, she also led the choir and participated as a singer late into life. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics and the scenery of coastal Downeast Maine. She was a wonderful cook, and loved feeding her large family.

They pastored several churches throughout the years, beginning at Texas Christian Children Homes, before moving to Maine. Their churches were Kingfield Baptist, South Gorham Baptist, Faith Baptist and Boothbay Harbor Baptist. Jan had a servant’s heart throughout her life and was loved by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Joanne Pike, in 2010.

Jan is survived by her husband William David; five children, William James, Faith, Deborah, Amy and Michael; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Linda Pease.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

OTHERS DEPARTED

DALE M. HANSON, 81, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Augusta Rehabilitation. Locally, he is survived by a son, Dale Hanson Truland, of Vassalboro.

ROBERT W. HUFF, 92, of Dover New Hampshire, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, following a short illness. Locally, he is survived by a son, Wayne Huff, of Albion.

JOSEPH A. RICHARD JR., 72, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at an Augusta hospital. Locally, his survived by two children, Holly Murdock and husband George, of Unity; grandchildren Matthew and Amanga Cowette, and Shelby Murdock, all of Unity; sisters Sherry Prescott and husband Frank, of Clinton, and Nancy Richard, of Waterville.

ROBERT W. MANN, 80, of Dexter, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a son, Paul Mann and wife Francesca, of Waterville; grandchildren Victoria, Paul Jr., and Steven Mann, all of Waterville; great-grandson Mason Mann, of Waterville.

MICHAEL T. ATWATER SR., 61, of Gardiner, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Glenridge Nursing Home. Locally, he is survived by a grandson Brady Atwater, of Windsor.

WANDA L. LARRACEY, 51, of Canaan passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Larracey and companion Brett Proctor, of Oakland; and sister Lulu Trial and husband Peter, of Vassalboro.

THOMAS W. O’CONNOR, 54, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Stephen J. O’Connor and wife Rachel, of Vassalboro, and a nephew, Robert J. O’Connor, of Vassalboro.

GERALDINE M. FONTAINE, 93, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Emelie Ferland and husband Curt, of Vassalboro; and sister Marilyn Michaud and husband Roland, of Waterville.

EVERETT F. HIGGINS, 77, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Christine Jerolman, of Vassalboro; nieces Terri Blair, of Whitefield and Tina Breton, of Vassalboro; and nephew William Baker, of Belgrade.

NATHANIEL D. SULIM, 33, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by sisters, Adriana Killam and husband Paul, of Albion, and Jessica Knight and husband Denny, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARK L. RAYMOND, 47, of Old Orchard Beach, son of Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in Old Orchard Beach. He was born on July 27,1970, in Machias.

Mark graduated from Winslow High School in 1988. He had lived and worked in Old Orchard Beach for many years. Locally, he is survived by his parents Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow; his brother Ronald Raymond Jr., his sister Beth Ferry and her husband John, and sisters Rose, Wendy, and Desiree Raymond, all of Winslow; brother Jonn and his wife Megan, of Waterville; brother Steven Raymond, of Augusta.

Obituaries, Week of January 11, 2018

LLOYD E. BURT

UNITY ­– Lloyd (Buddy) Earl Burt, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Bangor. Buddy was born on April 29, 1932, in Burnham, where he resided most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.

Buddy worked for several companies throughout his life, including the Hartland Tannery and Vic Firth, in Newport. Lloyd was a longtime member of the Church of Christ, in Newport.

Buddy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and walking to Patterson’s store every morning for the newspaper.

Lloyd was happiest when reading the newspaper and watching NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics games.

He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Delia (Lester) Burt; sister Etta (Burt) Kelleher and brother Raymond Burt.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Elaine (Braley) Burt; sister Dorothy Vaughan; sons, Daniel Burt and wife Coreen and Randy Burt; daughter Kathy Burt and her fiance Lucas Murdock; 10 grandchildren: Cory and his fiance Becca Libby, Kyle, Jared, Zachary, Julia, Emma, Kendra and Jacqueline Burt, Joshua Dravo and Grace Cunningham; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

RICHARD L. HODGES

PALMETTO, FLORIDA – Richard L. Hodges, 91, died at his home in Palmetto, Florida, on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was born on April 5, 1926, in Winslow, the son of Harvey and Mina Hodges.

He graduated from Winslow High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He married the former Marie Elizabeth Thompson, of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1946. They settled in Winslow before moving to Unity, where he owned and operated an Agway store. He later started hgis own trucking business, R. L. Hodges, Inc., which continues to operate today. In addition, they raised three children, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary prior to Marie’s death in 1997.

Richard is survived by his wife of 19 years, Patricia Hodges; three children, Marilyn H. Casciari, of Greenwich, Connecticut, Harvey W. Hodges II, and spouse Dyer Cook, of Orlando, Florida, and Richard A. Hodges and spouse Frances Hodges, of Unity; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

CARMEL FREDETTE

WINSLOW ­– Carmel Aa. Fredette, 72, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was born in Killaloe, County Claire, Ireland, on July 18, 1945

At 10 months old, she and her mother traveled by boat to Ellis Island to join her World War II Soldier father. Her name was added to the wall at Ellis Island along with her mother’s.

Carmel met her true love, Randall, at the Sydney Fair in 1959. She was the glue that held the family together. Her proudest moments were spent supporting all her grandchildren in their activities and sports, traveling anywhere to watch them. Even when she was at the hospital, she would inform the staff that she had to be out a certain time to attend these events. She was well known for being the Winslow wrestling assistant coach from the sidelines.

A familiar figure in the Winslow community, Carmel was employed by the school district for 44 years as a bus driver. During her time of driving she touched many lives and made a positive impact on their futures.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Rose; and her parents, Alfred and Kathleen Philbrick.

She is survived by her husband, Randall E. Fredette Sr.; and six children, Randall Emile Fredette Jr., Kevin Fredette and wife Carol, Eileen Richards and husband Bruce, Todd Fredette and wife Lori, Tara Fredette and fiancé Mike Fredericks, Donald Demers and wife Marsha; sister, Eva Whitney; a great-aunt, Pearl McMahon; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Carmel’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30309

ALTHEA L. HENDERSON

VASSALBORO ­– Althea Louise Henderson, 95, of Vassalboro died on Friday, December 29, 2017. Althea was born in Sherman Mills on January 15, 1922.

Althea worked for A.M.H. I. for 27 years as an occupational therapist, and continued to work after retirement as an activities coordinator at nursing homes.

Althea had a way of making everyone she met feel special. She would light up a room with her infectious smile and contagious personality.

She wrote poems and songs that continue to touch the hearts of many, and it seemed at times her talent was endless. Althea made countless quilts, enjoyed painting, and every grandchild could count on mittens for Christmas. She loved to entertain in every sense of the work. Whether she was baking blueberry cake and apple pies, or singing, she made it known her heartbeat was her family. Her love of family was preceded only by her love for God. From teaching Sunday school, community outreach, and her mission trips to Taiwan, her life was a beautiful example of the heart of a servant.

She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Lyle Henderson; and grandchildren Peter, Timothy, Matthew, and Rebekah.

Althea is survived by her eight children, Walter and wife Terry Henderson, Bonnie and husband Peter Stetson, Lorna and husband Sherwood Bumps, William and wife Teresa Henderson, Dana and wife Robbie Henderson, Dora and husband Peter Hickey, Wade and wife Michele Henderson, Joyce and husband Dick Roach; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Beryl, Joyce, Helen, and George.

Condolences, memories, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

JEANNETTE M. VIGUE

WATERVILLE – Jeannette M. Vigue, 92, died as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born in Waterville on February 26, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Leona Lagasse. On June 19, 1941, she married Valaire Vigue, and together they raised 11 children.

She was an amazing woman who always had a radiant smile. Jeannette loved going out to eat, going to casinos and playing bingo. On Friday and Saturday nights you would find her going out to listen and dance to country music with her sister Margaret and several friends.

Jeannette was predeceased by her parents, her husband Valaire, son Fredrick, daughters Lorraine and Maryann; great-grandson Dominic, several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Raymond Vigue and wife Linda, of Winslow, Robert Vigue, of Waterville, Norman Vigue, of Winslow, Armand Vigue and wife June, of Oakland, David Vigue and partner Debbie, of Benton; daughters Annette Landry, of Winslow, and Nancy Vigue and Rosemarie Liberty, both of Oakland (with whom Jeannette resided); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister Margaret Woodbury; and several nieces and nephews.

WILMA A. STEWART

UNITY ­– Wilma Alice (Clark) Stewart, 88, of Unity, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Wilma was born in Stratton on June 15, 1929, a twin daughter of Norris and Julia (York) Clark.

She attended the Stratton area schools. In 1946, she married Paul Stewart, of Thorndike, and started their life together in Stratton.

After beginning a family together, they moved to East Thorndike where Wilma started a long time career as a waitress at Max’s Restaurant as well as the Homestead Restaurant, both in Unity. She was a member of the Thorndike Fireman’s Auxiliary, the Rebekah’s Lodge of Monroe, the Pythian Sisters of Stratton, the Red Hat Society, the Harvest Moon Grange #57, and the Benjamin Berry Unit #50, American Legion Auxiliary.

Wilma was well known in her community for her vivacious personality and infectious smile. Her personality would light up anybody’s mood. She could often be found volunteering for her community and making people feel special and loved. She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to “cut a rug” at family events and local dance halls. She was always laughing and smiling and helping others do the same.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul F. Stewart Sr., in 1988; father, Norris Clark, of Bingham; mother, Julia Goodwin, of Waterville; twin sister, Hilma Caldwell, of Waterville; and brother, Norris Clark, of Skowhegan.

She is survived by her children, son David Stewart and wife Mary, of Albion, daughter Linda Parker and husband Jerry, of Troy, and son Paul Stewart Jr. and wife Laura, of Unity; her grandchildren, Heidi Wilson and husband Steve, Michael Stewart and fiancée Nikki Zucco, Shaun Stewart and wife Suzette, Kurt Parker and wife Kerry, Randal Parker and wife Holly, Samantha Gogan, Nicolas Stewart and fiancée Hannah Russell, and Jessica Stewart; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Karlene Bacheldar; brother-in-law, Floyd Oakes and wife Gerda; and sister-in-law, Beverly Rollins and husband Gary; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Hall in Unity, followed by graveside services at the Center Cemetery in East Thorndike, May 12, 2018.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Legion Auxiliary Unity #50, Unity Me. Checks can be made out to ALA #50 and sent to Sharon Spaulding, Treasurer, 140 Detroit Road, Troy ME 04987.

MARY CREAMER

WHITEFIELD ­– Mary Creamer, 103, passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017, following a brief illness. Born on March 26, 1914, in Augusta, she was the daughter of Jason and Myrtie (Wright) Edgerly.

Mary grew up on a small farm in Whitefield, with two brothers, where she learned that hard work is the principle of living well. In 1933, Mary married James Creamer and they made their home in Kings Mills.

Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed working outside caring for her yard and gardens. Mary always had enough energy to do what she thought needed to be done, in the past ten years, she was caught shoveling snow and pulling pesky bamboo stalks that were invading her yard.

Mary was proud of her family and always looked forward to visits with them as well as visits with friends. She enjoyed helping people out by caring for children of neighbors and other families over the years. The Whitefield Historical Society honored Mary with the Boston Post Cane in 2010 at the age of 95,

Besides her parents, Masry was predeceased by her husband, James; brothers, Loring and Jason Edgerly; and son-in-law, Charles Grady.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Grady, of Whitefield; grandchildren, Darryl Grady and wife Jeanne, of Whitefield, Steve Grady and wife Jennifer, of Whitefield, and Valerie Pelletier and husband David, of Jefferson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Edgerly, of Woolwich and Saramae Edgerly, of Whitefield; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.

There will be a graveside service at the Bristol Mills Cemetery on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Kings Mills Fire Department Association, P.O. Box 361, Coopers Mills ME 04341.

BETTY T. GLIDDEN

PALERMO ­– Betty T. Glidden, 83, of Palermo, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Gray Birch Nursing Home, in Augusta. Betty was born in Palermo on November 25, 1934, the daughter of John and Harriet Tibbetts.

She attended high school in Bingham and then went on to the Maine State Teachers College in Farmington, now known as University of Maine-Farmington. She married Howard E. Glidden, of Vassalboro, in 1957 and together they had four children.

Betty lived most of her life in Palermo and raised her family there. She was involved in 4H and was a long time member of the Grange and the Sheepscot Pond Fish and Game Association. Betty was best known as a teacher and principal at the Palermo Consolidated School. She touched the lives of many during her time as a teacher and taught in Palermo for over 30 years, even teaching all four of her children. She was an overseer of the poor and town health officer for a short time.

Along with her husband, Howard, she enjoyed gardening, working in her greenhouse, and selling vegetables to local residents and summer visitors on Sheepscot Pond. After her retirement from teaching, Betty and Howard traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, and Ireland. She enjoyed spending Tuesday afternoons with friends playing cards. Most of all, she loved being a grandmother and great-grammie.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Howard; her parents John and Harriet; and her sisters Frances T. Lenfest, Carolyn T. Ballantyne, and Sylvia Tibbetts.

Betty is survived by her son Rodny Glidden and wife Jane, of Palermo; her daughter Rebecca Glidden and her life partner Tom LaFreniere, of Freedom; her daughter Patricia Glidden, of China, her daughter Susan Leary and husband Frank, of Palermo; grandchildren, Zachary Glidden and wife Kathryn, of Enfield, Aaron Glidden and girlfriend Angela Connors, of Palermo, Samuel Glidden and wife Elena, of Raymond, Elizabeth Glidden, Paige Leary, Kelby Leary, all of Palermo, Braden Maillet and Cameron Maillet, of China, Ben Lafreniere and wife Brittany, of Sidney; great-grandchildren, Kaylene, Adalyn and Nash Glidden, of Palermo, Maxwell and James Glidden, of Raymond, Camille Glidden, of Enfield, and Mallary and Ben Hanke, of Palermo; her sisters Elsie T. Adams, of Palermo, Beryl T. Glidden, of Vassalboro, Marcia T. Taber, of New York; brother-in-law Roger Glidden, of Palermo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, January 13, at the Palermo Consolidated School at 1 p.m.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the Betty Glidden Scholarship Fund, c/o the Palermo Consolidated School, 501 ME-3, Palermo ME 04354,

HARLAND E. YOUNG

CHINA – Harland E. Young passed away at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017, following a long illness with kidney disease.

Harland graduated from Erskine Academy in 1956.

He was employed by Central Maine Railroad and retired in 1987. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Central Lodge #45, in China.\

Harland and his wife of 56 years spent many years as “seasonal” at Sherwood Forest Campgrounds, in New Harbor. Many friends gathered and many friendships were formed around a “shared” campfire every year.

Earlier years were spent snowmobiling, hunting, and ice fishing with family and many friends. He had many stories to share on his many ice fishing trips to Chamberlain Lake.

He was predeceased by his wife Norma Jean (Northrup) Young; his father, Stanley T. Young; and his mother, Florence M. Young.

Harland is survived by his son, Alan D. Young, of China; his two daughters, Angela J. Young, of Augusta, and Ann M. Young, of South China; his grandson, Devin M. Young, of Wisconsin; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Aaliyah, of Augusta; his sister, Brenda Allen and husband Norman, of Augusta; and his niece, Lisa Naoum, of Augusta.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the China Volunteer Fire Department.

TAMMY S. SHAW

UNITY – Tammy S. Shaw, 49, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at her home in Unity. She was born January 14, 1968, in Plattsburgh, New York, the daughter of Gary and Sharon (Jones) Leeman.

She attended Palermo Consolidated School and Mt. View High School, in Thorndike, graduating in 1986. On September 8, 2000, she married Scott Shaw in Unity.

Tammy was employed by New Dimensions Credit Union, in Waterville, and Down East Credit Union, in Unity, as a loan officer. She was a notary and enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, and laying in the sun.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Scott Shaw, of Unity; two sons, Jacob Wilson and wife Jessica, of Benton, Kodi Scott Shaw, of Unity; daughter, Brooke Lynn Shaw, of Unity; parents, Gary and Sharon Leeman, of Palermo; parents-in-law, Dale and Sharon Shaw, of Unity; granddaughter, Haylei Wilson, of Benton; grandson, Hank Wilson, of Benton; four sisters, Jerry Rhoades and husband Rumple, of China, Laura Leeman, of Belfast, Terryanne Leeman, of Waterville, Amanda Worth and husband Kevin, of Palermo; brother, Guy Leeman and girlfriend Michaela, of Palermo; cousins (aka “big sisters”) Melanie Waterman, of Burnham and Valarie Tweedie, of Thorndike, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

Memorial donations may be made to Brooke & Kodi College Fund, Down East Credit Union, PO Box 760, Unity ME 04988.

GERMAINE T. DAIGNEAULT

WINSLOW – Germaine Theresa (LaCroix) Daigneault passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, following a brave struggle with failing health. Born June 29, 1935, to Juliette and Denis LaCroix, in Waterville, Germaine was the oldest of three daughters, together, they spent their time singing around the piano and visiting downtown Waterville. A family of French-Canadian heritage, they grew up speaking French and regularly attending Mass. Her deep-rooted Catholic faith encompassed every aspect of her life.

After graduating from Winslow High School in 1953, Germaine met and married Frederick Daigneault, on July 11, 1959. The couple moved to Winslow soon after to raise their family of ten. While some would consider this overwhelming, a large family was her dream fulfilled. Later, she was overjoyed withy the addition of each grandchild. She especially treasured family time, hosting weekly Sunday dinners and celebrating the holidays.

Germaine will be remembered by entire family for her generosity and compassion.

Germaine was predeceased by her parents, Juliette and Denis LaCroix; and her sister, Lorette LaCroix.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick Daigneault; her sister, Gertrude Huard and her husband Roland; her 10 children and their spouses; her 33 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

IRVING E. WRIGHT

OAKLAND – Irving E. Wright, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his home in Oakland following a long illness. He was born January 24, 1926, the son of Warren “Gus” Wright and Lillian Wheeler Wright.

He attended Boylston High School in Boylston, Massachusetts.

He married Joyce Bickford, in Westboro, Massachusetts, in 1953. Irving loved and dedicated his life to his two sons Bruce and Barry; his granddaughter; and his three great-grandsons.

Irving lived a life of hard work, starting as a boy on the family farm and making a living as a carpenter and owner of his own business. Irving and Joyce lived in North Grafton, Massachusetts for 15 years before moving to Augusta in 1969.

He was a Mason and Shriner in both states and worked tirelessly for that cause. He loved their cottage on Great Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, and his winter home in Florida. Irving was a magnet to kids as he loved them all and they loved him. His love for cribbage was unbelievable as he would play for hours at a time.

He was predeceased by his son, Bruce Wright; his parents, Gus and Lillian; and six brothers.

Irving is survived by Joyce, his wife of 65 years; his son, Barry Wright and his partner Sherry Stevens, of Livermore Falls; one granddaughter, Jessica Mullen and husband Brian; and three great-grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901 or UNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland ME 04106.

OTHERS DEPARTED

MICHAEL T. ATWATER SR., 61, of Gardiner, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Glenridge Nursing Home. Locally, he is survived by a grandson Brady Atwater, of Windsor.

WANDA L. LARRACEY, 51, of Canaan passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Larracey and companion Brett Proctor, of Oakland; and sister Lulu Trial and husband Peter, of Vassalboro.

THOMAS W. O’CONNOR, 54, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Stephen J. O’Connor and wife Rachel, of Vassalboro, and a nephew, Robert J. O’Connor, of Vassalboro.

GERALDINE M. FONTAINE, 93, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Emelie Ferland and husband Curt, of Vassalboro; and sister Marilyn Michaud and husband Roland, of Waterville.

EVERETT F. HIGGINS, 77, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Christine Jerolman, of Vassalboro; nieces Terri Blair, of Whitefield and Tina Breton, of Vassalboro; and nephew William Baker, of Belgrade.

NATHANIEL D. SULIM, 33, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by sisters, Adriana Killam and husband Paul, of Albion, and Jessica Knight and husband Denny, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARK L. RAYMOND, 47, of Old Orchard Beach, son of Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in Old Orchard Beach. He was born on July 27,1970, in Machias.

Mark graduated from Winslow High School in 1988. He had lived and worked in Old Orchard Beach for many years. Locally, he is survived by his parents Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow; his brother Ronald Raymond Jr., his sister Beth Ferry and her husband John, and sisters Rose, Wendy, and Desiree Raymond, all of Winslow; brother Jonn and his wife Megan, of Waterville; brother Steven Raymond, of Augusta.b

Obituaries, Week of January 4, 2018

JOHN W. CASEY JR.

OAKLAND – John W. Casey, Jr., 80, died Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born July 2, 1936, the son of John Casey, Sr. and Margaret Nugent Casey.

He was educated in the schools of Kezar Falls and a graduate of Porter High School. He later graduated from the University of Maine. He also did graduate work at Maine and the University of Wyoming.

John had a varied work career; always interested in new and different endeavors.

He served his country in Korea with the U.S. Army. Strong friendships were formed with fellow soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

Later in life John and his beagle friend, Ginger, spent many happy days at the family camp in Aroostook County. John loved the peace and quiet of the area. He loved nature and all its creatures. A favorite saying was, “the only creature in nature you have to watch out for has two legs.”

John never was a sports fan as such but he was a fair baseball player involved in Jr. Legion high school and town team ball.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ledue Casey; two sons, Joel and his wife Kara and Daniel; four grandchildren, Kayla Casey, of Belgrade, Brooke Casey, of Winterport, Joshua and Nathan Casey, of Oakland; one great-granchild, Jacoby Joshua Stainevicz; granddaughter Maria Amrani, of Silver Springs, Maryland.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Somerset Animal Shelter, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

NICHOLAS D. GOWELL

WINDSOR –– Nicholas D. Gowell, 40, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Nicholas was born September 21, 1977, to Cheryl Pease and Kurt Gowell.

In the past year Nicholas made every attempt at recovering from his addictions, helped mostly by the support of his great friend Peter Wahl. He loved reading, cooking and being around his favorite dogs at his grandparents in Windsor. He also loved watching scary movies, a passion he developed from an early age from Grammie Claire and shared with his sister Miranda.

Nicholas was predeceased by his uncle David Kenney; his grandfather Raymond Kenney and his grandparents Claire and Chestere Gowell, of Sabasttus.

Nicholas is survived by his mother Cheryl Pease, of Windsor; father Kurt Gowell, of West Gardiner; a sister Miranda Pease and a nephew, Aiden Partridge, of Windsor; sister Alicia Gowell, of Lewiston; his grandparents Mavis and Richard Pooler, of Windsor; aunt Linda and husband Reggie Merriam, aunt Sandy Averill, of Sabattus; Mike Kenney, of Wilton, Mario and Pat Gowell, Anthony and Mariann Gowell, George Gowell, all of Sabattus; Kerry Gowell, of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; as well as several cousins.

There will be a memorial service in the spring.

Memorial donations can be made to Tree Top Recovery, 293 Country Club Road, Oakland ME 04963.

CARL P. BUITTA

ALBION – Carl P. Buitta, 90, of Albion, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Togus VA hospital.

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.

NORMAND R. LAPOINTE JR.

VASSALBORO – Normand R. Lapointe, Jr., 54, passed away, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at his home following a long illness. Normand was born in Augusta to Normand Sr. and Theresa (Gregoire) Lapointe.

Normand married his wife, Lisa Lapointe, in April 1988. Together they shared 29 years of marriage and raised two sons, Roger and Andrew. Normand started working at the family business, Lapointe Lumber Co., in Augusta, at a young age. He eventually became a co-owner and managed the Gardiner store until he retired due to his illness.

Normand loved spending his spare time at his camp in Upper Enchanted Township. He was the trail master of Coburn Mountain ATV Club and served several terms on the board of directors for the road association for his camp road. He was an avid hunter (bear and deer hunting being his favorite). When his sons were younger, he also helped coach their baseball teams. Normand also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and enjoying his trips to Sturgis, Daytona Beach, and the Gaspe Peninsula, in Canada. He also enjoyed his snowmobile trips to Canada.

He was always more than willing to lend a helping hand to anyone he knew, regardless of the time or place, as helping others was always most important to him. He touched many lives; whether it was family, friends, or people associated with Lapointe Lumber. Normand was also known for his positive attitude and never complaining no matter how sick he was. Most who knew him never really knew how sick he was.

Normand was predeceased by his father, Normand Sr., his mother-in-law, Donna Nutting and brother-in-law, Ernie Warren.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; sons Roger Lapointe, of Augusta, and Andrew Lapointe and his wife Alexandria, of Vassalboro; his mother, Theresa Lapointe, of Augusta; sisters, Joyce Lapointe and partner Wes Kimball, of Augusta, Peggy Lord and husband, Tim of Augusta, Linda Lapointe, of Augusta, and Elsie St. Onge and husband Robert, of Augusta, brother-in-law Scott Nutting and wife Julie, of Oakland, sisters-in-law Brenda Short and partner Gary Towle, of Rye, New Hampshire, and Lynn Rodrigue and husband Scott, of Beavercreek, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

Memorial donations may be made to theCrohn’s and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Centr, Attn.: Honor and Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007-9976 or ACPMP Research Foundation, 6415 Granger Road, Independence, Ohio 44131.

NELSON K. REYNOLDS

OAKLAND – Nelson K. Reynolds, 52, of Oakland, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born in Waterville on October 25, 1965, the son of the late Robert and Louise (Chamberlain) Reynolds Sr.

Nelson attended Waterville High School. From his high school days on, he diligently worked as an all-around handyman. He was an early rising, hardworking man that was appreciated by all his clients.

Nelson loved music, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor, and was loving, caring, and helpful to all who knew him. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Irene Reynolds; and his nephew, Chris Doucette.

He is survived by his daughter, Reva Ashley Reynolds; his companion of 18 years, Faylene Poulin, and her children, Michael Robertson and his wife Ashley, and Michelle Coffman; his sisters Robin Doucette and her husband Huegh, and Louis Hayes and her husband Reggie; his brothers Ray Reynolds and his wife Brenda, John Reynolds, and Robert Reynolds Jr.; his grandchildren Chelsea, Sabrina, Patrick, Makayla, Jenna, Hanna, Savannah, John Joseph, and Jocelynne; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Nelson’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Oakland American Legion. Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Graveside services at Lewis Cemetery in Oakland will be held in the spring.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

LORRAINE J. MacARTHUR

FAIRFIELD – Lorraine J. MacArthur, 77, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born in Gardiner on October 14, 1940, and was raised by her mother and stepfather, Beatrice and Joseph Pelletier.

Lorraine held numerous jobs around the country throughout her life until her retirement from Bath Iron Works.

Lorraine loved arts and crafts, she enjoyed sewing, needle work, and ceramics. At one-point Lorraine had her own ceramic shop where she taught ceramic classes. Lorraine was also a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans.

She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Robert C. MacArthur; three sons, Michael, Mitchell, and Robert, two daughters, Lillian and Valerie; sister Irene Bellows, brother Joseph Matthews, of Hawaii; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at: www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations can be made to Kennebec Federal Savings Bank in Lorraine MacArthur’s trust.

WILLIAM L. CYR

FAIRFIELD – William L. Cyr, 77, of Fairfield, passed away on Saturday, December. 23, 2017. Bill was born on September 28, 1940, in Waterville, the son of Romeo and Cecile (Richards) Cyr.

Bill was educated in local schools, graduating from Waterville High School in 1959.

In his early years, he was employed by Ford Garage, Maingas, and Smiley’s Dairy. Bill retired from SAPPI Fine Paper in 2001, after many years of service. He was a volunteer firefighter in Fairfield for 25 years, a deputy sheriff for Somerset County, and also served as bail commissioner for the State of Maine.

Bill was very passionate for law enforcement, and loved receiving and collecting hats, T-shirts and anything to do with police work. He was also an avid coin collector. Bill enjoyed watching old war movies and playing on his iPad. He always kept up with technology.

Some of the fondest family memories were the yearly family trips to Popham Beach every third week in July, rain or shine!

Bill was very clever and witty. He loved salt on his food, and when it was recently removed from his diet, he found a way to stash some in a medicine bottle he kept by his bed! Ha ha!

Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Theresa (Breton) Cyr; his daughters, Patricia (Cyr) Philippon and husband William, of Topsham; Cindy (Cyr) Mills and husband Joseph, of West Gardiner; Laura (Cyr) Higgins and husband Michael, of Winslow; and Robin Cyr, of Benton, who was like his own daughter; his grandchildren, Melissa (Philippon) Nevers and husband Jeromy, of Topsham; Hannah Mills and Tailah Mills, of West Gardiner; Melinda (Philippon) Young and husband Joshua, of Durham; Derek Philippon and wife Emily, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Alicia Higgins, of Farmington; his great-grandchildren, Zoey Nevers, and Elliot and Hazel Young.

An online guest book may be signed and memories shared at: www.lawrybrothers.com.

LONA L. NEWCOMB

SOUTH CHINA – Lona L. Newcomb, 85, of the Kidder Road, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Gray Birch Drive, in Augusta, following an extended illness.

She was born in Winn on July 31, 1932, the daughter of Howard Keith and Margaret (Mccue) Keith.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Newcomb was employed by the State of Maine as a payroll clerk for many years. She was previously employed by Erskine Academy, in South China, and Country Manor Nursing Home, in Coopers Mills.

Lona enjoyed doing a number of crafts along with reading.

Her husband, Wandell Newcomb, predeceased her, along with Herman Althenn, Kenneth Ingraham, daughter Dianne Lane and step-daughter-in-law, Gail Newcomb.

Surviving are three sons, David Althenn and wife Terri, Daniel Althenn and wife Becky, Russell Althenn and wife Patty, and step-son David Newcomb; grandchildren, Crystal Davidson, Heather Gehosky, Sarah Marsh, Christopher Weston, Hubert Weston, Alicia Lane, Autum Althenn, Leanne Veilleux, Gregory Althenn, Melissa Althenn and step-grandson Clinton Libby. Lona also had seven great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

There are no public visiting hours scheduled. A committal service will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 9 a.m., in the chapel at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, ME.

Memorial donations may be made to Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME.

MARLENE L. PHILBROOK FOSTER

FAIRFIELD––Marlene L. Philbrook Foster, 80, wife of the late Robert W. Foster, died on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at her home. She was born to the late Kennith and Annie Elston Philbrook of Etna, on November 9, 1937.

Marlene was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Philbrook; brother-in-law, Keith Damon; son, Ralph Spence; daughters, Mary Spence and Leslynn Maniscalco; and granddaugthter, Nateesha Hernandez.

She is survived by her uncle, Fred and Doris Elston, of Etna; sister, Lucille Damon; sister-in-law, Carol Philbrook; brothers, Kennith and wife Norma, Robert and wife Marie, Don and wife Nancy Philbrook; herchildren, Louanne and husband Duane Smith, Anna and Betty Spencer; daughter-in-law, Palma Spencer; two grandchildren, who lived with her, Storm and Bella; children with her second husband, Lyneete, Luranna, Lawseen, Loleeta, Leeanne, Susanne, Robin, and Robert Foster Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

JOHN H. MCQUILLAN

WINSLOW­­––John Howard McQuillan, 87, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at his home. He was born on October 11, 1930, in Waterville, the son of Verna (Abbey) and Arthur McQuillan.

He was educated in area schools, graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, where he played football and went to work for Columbia Gas and then American Export Lines. In 1952 he married Shirley Mercier and together they had two children, lived in Ohio and New Jersey before moving to Maine where he worked for Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, as a supervisor.

John enjoyed woodworking, was very handy and on many occasions readily helped out his neighbors. It’s always good to have a neighbor who knows which end of the hammer to use. A quiet and unassuming man, John was gentle, kind and considerate. Win or lose at playing cards or golf it was never a competition for him. When it came to Patriot’s football, he never missed a kick-off.

John’s priorities in life was his relationship with God, his family and others. He was a man who was cut from the finest cloth and he will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his grandchild, Maisie Charles Knowles and his twin sisters, Kathleen Lord and Elaine Marston.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley McQuillan, of Winslow; his son David McQuillan and wife Elaine, their daughter Becky, all of New Hampshire and their son Capt. Ryan McQuillan, USAF; his daughter Michelle McQuillan Knowles, of Vassalboro and her sons Drew and David; his brother Robert McQuillan, of Sidney; as well as nieces and nephews.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view some photos of John’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

CARMEL FREDETTE

WINSLOW––Carmel Aa. Fredette, 72, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was born in Killaloe, County Claire, Ireland, on July 18, 1945

At 10 months old, she and her mother traveled by boat to Ellis Island to join her World War II Soldier father. Her name was added to the wall at Ellis Island along with her mother’s.

Carmel met her true love, Randall, at the Sydney Fair in 1959. She was the glue that held the family together. Her proudest moments were spent supporting all her grandchildren in their activities and sports, traveling anywhere to watch them. Even when she was at the hospital, she would inform the staff that she had to be out a certain time to attend these events. She was well known for being the Winslow wrestling assistant coach from the sidelines.

A familiar figure in the Winslow community, Carmel was employed by the school district for 44 years as a bus driver. During her time of driving she touched many lives and made a positive impact on their futures.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Rose; and her parents, Alfred and Kathleen Philbrick.

She is survived by her husband, Randall E. Fredette Sr.; and six children, Randall Emile Fredette Jr., Kevin Fredette and wife Carol, Eileen Richards and husband Bruce, Todd Fredette and wife Lori, Tara Fredette and fiancé Mike Fredericks, Donald Demers and wife Marsha; sister, Eva Whitney; a great-aunt, Pearl McMahon; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Carmel’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30309

ALTHEA L. HENDERSON

VASSALBORO ––Althea Louise Henderson, 95, of Vassalboro died on Friday, December 29, 2017. Althea was born in Sherman Mills on January 15, 1922.

Althea worked for A.M.H. I. for 27 years as an occupational therapist, and continued to work after retirement as an activities coordinator at nursing homes.

Althea had a way of making everyone she met feel special. She would light up a room with her infectious smile and contagious personality.

She wrote poems and songs that continue to touch the hearts of many, and it seemed at times her talent was endless. Althea made countless quilts, enjoyed painting, and every grandchild could count on mittens for Christmas. She loved to entertain in every sense of the work. Whether she was baking blueberry cake and apple pies, or singing, she made it known her heartbeat was her family. Her love of family was preceded only by her love for God. From teaching Sunday school, community outreach, and her mission trips to Taiwan, her life was a beautiful example of the heart of a servant.

She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Lyle Henderson; and grandchildren Peter, Timothy, Matthew, and Rebekah.

Althea is survived by her eight children, Walter and wife Terry Henderson, Bonnie and husband Peter Stetson, Lorna and husband Sherwood Bumps, William and wife Teresa Henderson, Dana and wife Robbie Henderson, Dora and husband Peter Hickey, Wade and wife Michele Henderson, Joyce and husband Dick Roach; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Beryl, Joyce, Helen, and George.

Condolences, memories, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

Obituaries, Week of December 21, 2017

JOAN BOUCHARD

WATERVILLE – Joan Bouchard, 71, passed away December 1, 2017 at her home in Waterville. She was born November 25, 1946 in St Francis, the daughter of Alphonse and Mary (Hutchison) Bouchard.

She was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville Senior High School, class of 1965, and later, was employed there as the registrar. Joan also worked for HealthReach. She enjoyed reading, attending grandchildren’s sporting and extra-curricular activities, and playing cards.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Nicole Veilleux and husband Bill, of Waterville; three grandsons, Ryan Veilleux and partner Kendra Johnson, of Waterville, Devyn Veilleux, of Waterville, and Travis Veilleux and wife Stephanie, of Unity; granddaughter, Jayde Couturier and husband Garret, of
Winslow; siblings, Anita White, Vivian Fotter and husband Robert, Dick Bouchard and wife Mary, Jeanette DeBlois, George Bouchard, Patricia Murphy and husband David, Theresa Bouchard; sister-in-law, Maxine Bouchard; aunts, Marie Hutchison and Dolores Hutchison; special niece, Trina Nickerson and husband Frank; special nephew, Ken Deschaine; many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Ben and wife Faye, Reggie, John and wife Marie; twin sister, Jo Bouchard; brother-in-law, George White; sister-in-law, Donna Bouchard.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Center, Water Street, Fairfield.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville,ME 04903-0828, to benefit Hospice.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

DONALD F. FROST

SOUTH CHINA – Donald F. Frost, 85, of South China, and Lakeland, Florida, passed away suddenly December 5, 2017, at a Florida hospital. Donald was born June 29, 1932 to Austin and Mabel (Hecker) Frost, the youngest of their three sons.

Donald grew up on “the farm” on the Old Eastport Road, in Perry. The family had a dairy farm and grew much of their own food – this contributed to his dedication to hard work, enjoyment of gardening, and the importance of love of family.

Donald attended grammar school at Warren Hall, known locally as The Brick School, in Perry. After graduating from Shead Memorial High School, in Eastport, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953. He served as an Artillery Radar Operator (SP-3) stationed in Korea. Donald liked to share that the day he arrived in Korea was the same day the Korean Peace Treaty was signed. Donald was honorably discharged in 1955. He was a member of the Ronco-Goodall American Legion Post #126, in Vassalboro. After returning home and the birth of his son, Dolph W. Frost, he began his career as a lineman for The New England Telephone Company. He retired in 1992.

In 1975, Donald found and married the former Shirley A. (Lee) Hopkins. With the marriage came the addition of three step- children; Brenda, Deborah, and Jeffrey. Donald and Shirley took over her father’s greenhouse which they continued for years, until they discovered an enjoyment of RVing and traveling and became real Snowbirds – wintering in the southern states. They enjoyed and were very active in square-dancing, not only enjoying the dance but the costumes as well. After Shirley’s passing, Donald continued to winter in Lakeland, Florida.

Donald was predeceased by his wife Shirley Frost; his parents Austin and Mabel Frost; his son Dolph Frost; his in-laws Thomas and Thelma Lee; his brother Herbert S. Frost; his nephew Austin Frost; his two sisters-in-law Elizabeth Frost and Catherine Frost; his great-nephew Nathan Frost; his son-in-law Edward Moody; and numerous other friends and family.

Surviving are his brother, Kenneth Frost, of North Vassalboro; his daughters, Brenda French and her husband Tony, of South China; Deborah Moody, of Augusta; his son, Jeffrey Hopkins and his wife Rebecca, of Vassalboro; granddaughter Jaimie Spaulding and her husband Jesse, of Groton, Massachusetts; grandsons Nicholas French of South China; Alex Hopkins and his partner Katie Gerow, of Waterville; and Michael Moody, of Augusta; his great-grandson Jack Jeffrey Hopkins, of Waterville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142.

GLORIA M. GILBERT

WINSLOW––Gloria M. Gilbert, 85, of Winslow, passed away at her home early Monday morning, December 4, 2017, following a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Waterville, the youngest daughter of arthur and Eldora Brillard, graduated from Winslow High School with honors, and worked at J.C. Penney for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard; and her siblings, Eugene Brillard, Lucille Morrissette, and Beatrice Paradis.

Gloria is survived by her three children, Gail Oviatt, of Durham, North Carolina, Gary Gilbert, of Winslow, and Gwen Yueh, of Durham, North Carolina; as well as her son-in-law Alan Yueh; and four grandchildren Asher, Hannah, Joshua, and Caleb.

Memorial donations may be made to www.komen.org, to support metastatic breast cancer research.

BETTS KIRALIS

EAST VASSALBORO –– Elizabeth Burt Shanesy Kiralis, 93, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017, following a long period of declining health. Born on March 3, 1924, and raised in Evanston, Illinois, she was the third child of Ralph D. Shanesy and Hazel Sue Markley.

Betts graduated from Evanston Township High School and, having developed a great fondness for the Northeast through childhood summers in Vermont’s Lamoille River Valley, decided to go college at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York. She was an outstanding student in chemistry and Latin. During World War II she met her husband-to-be, Karl Kiralis, when his officer-training group came to St. Lawrence.

Betts lived for almost two decades as a faculty wife, editing and typing her English professor husband, dissertation, entertaining his colleagues, and raising their three children. When they divorced in 1965, she and the children moved to East Vassalboro and bought a charming Greek Revival house, where she lived for the rest of her life.

The people of Vassalboro welcomed Betts and the ethos of small-town Central Maine made her feel very much at home. She did countless hours of volunteer work for the Vassalboro Library, and helped and drove elderly neighbors until she herself had to stop driving. Betts worked first as a secretary at Colby College, in Waterville, then became an administrator once the college was willing to hire women for those positions. Betts became happiest upon her retirement from Colby at 62, when she could do more volunteer work and had ample time to ride her beloved bicycle,

Encouraged by her son, Jeff, Betts began serious cycling in middle age. Soon she was riding long distances, the circuit of China Lake being one of her favorite rides, and for many years she commuted to and from Colby on her bicycle whenever the weather permitted. She had two knee replacements so that she could continue to cycle well into her 80’s.

Betts was an accomplished pianist and started playing duets with a friend in East Vassalboro. That evolved into a two-piano eight-hand group that endures to this day. Betts loved to read, and was passionate about good grammar and careful usage. People enjoyed her well-informed, lively, and quirky conversation along with her sunny disposition and empathetic personality. She also enjoyed comedy, concerts, knitting, gardening, and being out doors in any form.

Betts was predeceased by her brother, Jim; sister, Suzanne Fisher; cousin, Betty Wheeler; son, Chop (Karl Jr.); and grandson, Ezra Shipman.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kiralis, and her husband David Shipman, of China; son, Jeff Kiralis, of Thetford, Vermont; grandchildren, Johanna Shipman, of Brooklyn, New York, Susan Kiralis Vernon and Elizabeth Kiralis, both of North Vassalboro; and Karl Kiralis, of Belize; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Timothy, and Leela; cousin, Ruth Wheeler, of Evanston, Illinois; a niece and four nephews.

RAYMOND J. RENY

WINSLOW –– Raymond “Tune” Reny, 95, passed away at home on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

He was a hardworking farmer all his life––as a boy working the family farm on the Augusta Road until his last years on Maillet Street.

His love of gardening and building things was evident to all who knew him.

He was generous to a fault, giving most of what he grew to anyone who asked or needed a helping hand and always built something for the St. John School silent auction at the Christmas Fair, as well as all he could do for the nuns at the Blessed Sacrament Fair.

Raymond started her working career on the family farm, then went into the Navy froom 1945-1946. During his time in the Navy, he was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a Seabee.

Upon returning home from the Navy, he Married Pat in 1947.

Ray worked several jobs in the Winslow area, besides the farm, until he landed the job at Maine Central Railroad. After many years of selling vegetables, mowing lawns and being a jack-of-all-trades to all who knew him, Raymond retired from the railroad in 1983 and decided to try out the snowbird thing.

With his brother, Joe, in Florida, Ray started going south in the winter and continued his warm winters in the south with Pat for 20 years, until the spring of 2003: they had had enough and wanted to move back to Winslow, which they did and settled on 3 Maillet Street, close to St John Church, a fact very important to Raymond.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 70 years, Patricia; his son, Edward Reny, and wife Beth; five daughters: Elizabeth Heavener and husband William, Paula Young and husband Terryl, Carolyn LeClair and husband Jerome, Rebecca Theriault and husband Gregory, and Lisa Lachance and husband Frank; and many grandchildren: Lance, Jeanine, Lonnie, Deanna, Deidre, Jennifer, Jason, Julie, Hanna, Timothy, Renee, Matthew, Chris and Cody; and his sister, Muriel Grenier.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Leonard, Fern, Roland, Gerard, and Norman Reny; and sisters, Theresa Ferran, Cecile Lemieux, Antoinette Caron and Marjorie Couture.

Memorial donations can be made to St. John Regional Catholic School, 15 S. Garand Street, Winslow ME 04901, or one of your choice.

DOUGLAS P. MATTHIEU

FAIRFIELD –– Douglas P. Matthieu passed away at his home on Thursday, December 7, 2017, following a 35-year battle with cancer. He was born in Waterville, on May 31, 1946, the son of Gerald and Louise (Proulx) Matthieu.

He spent his early life in Madison, where he graduated from Madison High School in
1964.

Doug had an incredible work ethic, established early while working with his father at their family-owned Western Auto Store in downtown Madison. While he worked numerous jobs throughout his life and in between his illnesses, he spent the last part of his working career at Keyes Fibre Company and Huhtamaki as a security supervisor.

Doug had so many loves, talents, and hobbies. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed sharing a canoe, sitting in an ice shack, or trudging through the bogs with his son and many friends––especially since he often came away with the biggest fish and the most humorous story. He was an excellent high school athlete and he used his talents to become a well-loved coach in Fairfield’s PAL football league, sharing his love and knowledge of the game and lining many neighborhood mantels with championship trophies. During this time, he also shaped his son’s love for the game, helping to carve him into a record-breaking high school and college running back––something that gave him such immense pride and joy.

Doug could master a grill like no other and brought his family together for the best chicken BBQs and holidays, often entertaining his grandchildren with hilarious songs, bird whistles, and his quick wit. In most recent years, he enjoyed summers in Newport on the pond, kicking up the camp dust with his friends and his family, and feeding the hummingbirds while sitting on the deck with the love of his life, Alma, and third in command, his little dachshund, Sophie.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alma; daughter Stacie and her former husband Tim; son Kirk and daughter-in-law Cathy; and his six grandchildren: Madison, Miller, Jackson, Reese, Gavin, and Clay; brother Arthur Matthieu; brothers-in-law Kenny and Russel, and his nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Doug’s name.

ALICE M. YORK

WINDSOR––Alice M. York, 66, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Augusta, following a courageous battle with cancer. Alice was born in Rockland on April 9, 1951.

She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, reading, and especially spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth York; and her parents, Harry Roscoe and Eva Shaw.

She is survived by her daughter, Althea Snowman and her husband Arthur, of Windsor; her stepson, Ellsworth Hanscom, of Windsor; grandchildren, Jeremy Snowman, of Windsor, and Sarah Snowman and partner Lake Bellavance, of Yarmouth; brother, Tim Roscoe and wife Tammy, of Augusta; and a niece, Linda Moon and husband Larry, of Guilford.

It was Alice’s wish that memorial donations be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation.

STEPHEN P. ST. PETER

WINSLOW –– Stephen P. St. Peter, 64, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Waterville the son of Robert and Constance (Duperry) St. Peter.

He was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Waterville High School. He was employed for many years as a mill laborer at Huhtamaki, in Waterville.

He enjoyed playing golf with friends and was given the nickname “Stoke.” He loved watching his grandsons play sports.

He was predeceased by a brother in infancy, Danny St. Peter.

He is survived by his two sons, Chris St. Peter and wife Jennifer, of Vancouver, Washington, and Scott St. Peter, of Bangor; two daughters, Holly St. Peter, of Winslow, and Megan Oliver, of Benton; two brothers, Richard St. Peter and David St. Peter; and ll grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Waterville Area Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

LAURIE A. VIGUE

WINSLOW––Laurie Ann Vigue, 62, of Winslow passed away unexpectedly while at work on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Augusta. She was born on May 22, 1955, in Orange, Texas, the oldest of four children of Donald and Jeannine (LaPointe) Breton.

She attended St. John Catholic School, Winslow public schools and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1973. She the went to UMO where she majored in English, minored in French and received her teacher’s certificate, all in three years and with straight A’s.

Laurie was an English teacher in Searsport and then in Winslow before she became office manager at C.H. Vigue & Sons. She worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, and most recently as finance manager at Maine MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership).

In 1979 Laurie married Richard Vigue and demonstrated her gourmet cooking skills, love of the outdoors, birds, big cats, boating, the ocean and Acadia National Park. As a young girl she especially loved being at camp on Patte Pond, learning about nature with her grandmother. She also had fond memories of the family camp on China Lake.

Laurie will be remembered for many wonderful things, most notably her smile which helped to convey her loving, caring nature as a devoted and dedicated person to all who knew her. Add intelligence, resourcefulness, compassion and passion to the mix and she was a woman who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard Vigue, of Winslow; her mother and father, of Winslow; her brother John Breton and wife Peggy, of Freedom, New Hampshire, and their daughters Melissa Coates and Samantha Breton; sister Nancy Wood and husband John, of Hollywood, South Carolina, and their son John William; brother Joey Breton, of Cape Elizabeth; two musketeers, Linda Smith and Carol Paradis; as well as a large extended family and circle of friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
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LLOYD E. BURT

UNITY––Lloyd (Buddy) Earl Burt, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Bangor. Buddy was born on April 29, 1932, in Burnham, where he resided most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.

Buddy worked for several companies throughout his life, including the Hartland Tannery and Vic Firth, in Newport. Lloyd was a longtime member of the Church of Christ, in Newport.

Buddy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and walking to Patterson’s store every morning for the newspaper.

Lloyd was happiest when reading the newspaper and watching NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics games.

He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Delia (Lester) Burt; sister Etta (Burt) Kelleher and brother Raymond Burt.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Elaine (Braley) Burt; sister Dorothy Vaughan; sons, Daniel Burt and wife Coreen and Randy Burt; daughter Kathy Burt and her fiance Lucas Murdock; 10 grandchildren: Cory and his fiance Becca Libby, Kyle, Jared, Zachary, Julia, Emma, Kendra and Jacqueline Burt, Joshua Dravo and Grace Cunningham; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Obituaries, Week of December 14, 2017

DENNIS L. GRUDDA

ALBION––On Thanksgiving evening, November 23, 2017, Dennis Grudda, 92, passed away at home. Dennis, one of three siblings, was born to August and Harriet Grudda on March 17, 1925, in Berkley, Michigan (now part of Detroit).

When he was 12 the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he spent many hours working with his dad fixing up old houses for resale during the years following the great depression. He also became very familiar with dairy farming, working at three farms in Pound, Wisconsin area and a variety of other jobs until he was drafted.

Dennis served as a Marine for two years during World War II. He was stationed on the USS Lake Champlain, the USS Oregon City and the USS Wisconsin BB, making several voyages to European ports and one tour around South America.

After his discharge, he enrolled in Nyack Missionary Institute, in Nyack, New York, where he studied to become a missionary. While there, “One of the girls from Maine got her eye on me, hit me over the head with a rolling pin and made me promise to marry her. So I did.”

Shirley Fuller Grudda became his lifelong companion and moved to Portland, Oregon, where Dennis completed his studies at Western Seminary and then on to Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, where they served as missionaries for over 35 years. Many of their early years were in a primitive village with no electricity. In their later years, Dennis taught in a school training young men to become pastors in the Jula language. He spent many hours devoted to developing a Jula dictionary.

Anyone who knew him, knew the love he had for plants and trees. In Africa he had beautiful bushes and plants that he faithfully watered during the dry season. During his retirement years in Maine, he loved driving his tractor out in the woods where he’d spend hours trimming trees and enjoying God’s creation. He also loved books and enjoyed working with the Albion library.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents August and Harriet; his wife Shirley; sister, Alice Kostreva; and granddaughter, Julianne Grudda.

He is survived by his three children, Carol Corso, Daniel Grudda and wife Nancy, and William Grudda and wife Dianne; his brother August Grudda and wife “Thelma; nine grandchildren, Matthew and Charlie Corso, and Gina Corso Weiskopf; David and Steven Grudda; Brandon, Lucas, Austin and Tanner Grudda. Dennis was also blessed eight great-grandchildren: Hawthorne, Clint, Allyah, Kizzy, Karson, Olivia, Dawson and Caleb.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be given to the Bethel Bible Institute in Korhogo Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, c/o Bill and Dianne Grudda, 118 China Road, Albion ME 04910

JOHN W. DINGUS

WHITEFIELD––John Wesley Dingus passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1944.

John loved hunting, fishing, and all things concerning the outdoors.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Sally Elaine Dingus in 2011

He is survived by sons John Dingus, of St. Louis, Missouri/ West Gardiner, William Dingus, of Richmond, James Dingus, of Randolph, and Jesse Duke, of Gardiner; seven grandchildren, a brother William O’Connor, of Augusta, Rick O’Conner, of Gardiner, Patrick O’Connor, of New Hampshire, Roxanne O’Conner, of Portland and several other siblings; nieces, nephews and cousins.

DIONNE BARNETT

SOMERVILLE––Dionne “Dumpy” Barnett, 60, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Dionne was born on October 22, 1957, in Augusta, daughter of Arthur and Christine (Jones) Barnett.

She was a 1976 graduate of Erskine Academy.

Dionne was a very hard-working person. As a child she did everything from raking blueberries to working on the farm. As a single mother she felt it was important to give the best to Nick. Dumpy worked at Statler Tissue, where she was one of the few female paper makers; Crow Rope, and most recently at Lie-Nielsen.

Dionne was known for her sense of humor, loving heart and caring nature. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, making Christmas wreaths and floral arrangements.

She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Flossie (Hallowell) Jones; her paternal grandparents, Clayton and Violia (Leavitt) Barnett; and her parents, Arthur and Christine (Jones) Barnett.

“Dumpy” is survived by her son Nickolas Barnett, of Windsor; her sister Darlene Landry and her husband Earl, of Somerville; her brothers, Daniel Barnett and wife Rose, of Somerville, and Dana “Farmer” Barnett and wife Deb, of Somerville; several nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

LEOLA M. ROBERTS

WINSLOW––Leola M. Roberts, 104, a lifetime resident of Winslow, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Oakland. She was born in Winslow on Halloween, October 31, 1913, the daughter of Flora (Ellis) and William Mcclain.

She attended Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1932.

Leola first worked at The Green Lantern Inn, on the Augusta Road, as a short order cook. She then graduated from the Thayer School for Nurse’s Aide in 1942 and during World War II volunteered many hours with the American Red Cross. She then worked for Diamond International, in Oakland, for 14 years and retired in 1962.

Leola married Ralph W. Roberts on August 27, 1937, and together they had a daughter, Charlene. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Waterville, serving as a Life Deacon, past president for the Ida M. Whittemore Philathea Class and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Winslow Sunshine Club for the Blind.

Through the years Leola had many interest with genealogy being especially important; she self-published two books entitled, “McCaslins of Maine” and “The Ellis Family from Massachusetts into Maine.” She also wrote poetry and short stories and self-published five of these, most noteworthy being “Echoes of the Past” which can be found in the Winslow and Waterville public libraries. Other interests were oil painting, and extensive doll collection and making doll clothes for them, arts and crafts, as well as crocheting afghans.

Leola was predeceased by her beloved son-in-law Blaine Ellis in 2015.

She is survived by her daughter Charlene Ellis, of Oakland; her grandchildren, Michael Ellis and wife Jodi, of Oakland, Lisa Moulton and husband John, of Winslow; eight great-grandchildren, Tasha, Sara, Christopher, Ryan, Jessie, Michael, Matthew, Andrew and Lindsay; five great-great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Colin, Blaine, Colby and Reese; and several nieces and nephews.

Please visit www.redingtonfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Leola’s family.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1 Park St., Waterville ME 04901.

THEODORE SENEY JR

VASSALBORO––Theodore “Ted” Seney Jr., 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Ted was born in Waterville on December 11, 1942, the son of Marie Knauff-Seney and Theodore Paul Seney.

He was raised in Newport and was a graduate of Edward Little High School, in Auburn, and subsequently proudly served as a paratrooper in the U.S.Army.

Ted was a salesman, beginning his career at White house Appliance and then Nichols Pontiac, before a 34-year career at Central Maine Motors, in Waterville.

Ted was a lover of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler. Ted loved spending time with his family and old friends, meeting new friends. In particular, Ted enjoyed spending time with his three young grandchildren.

Ted is survived by his wife, Carolyn Seney, originally of South Attleboro, Massachusetts, they married on September 27, 1969; his son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Jennifer Seney, of Sudbury, Massachusetts; his three grandchildren, Matthew, Molly, and Abigail; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Fred McCormick; and his nieces Joy Medina and Colleen Capelo and their families, all of Rhode Island.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts, 217 South Street, Waltham MA 02453.

Ted’s granddaughter Abigail is afflicted with Rett Syndrome.

GEORGE E. OLIVER

WEEKS MILLS – George E. Oliver, 70, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at home, following a year long battle with brain cancer. George was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1947, the oldest son of Ernest Page and Juliette (Fotel) Oliver Sr.

He grew up in Weeks Mills, and graduated from Erskine Academy in 1965. For nearly 20 years he drove school bus for China School. In 1972, he purchased the family dairy farm after having worked on the farm since the age of 5. Farming was the joy of his life.

He joined the Weeks Mills Fire Department when he was 16 and was an active member until his passing. George was Fire Chief for many years and was made Honorary Chief prior to his passing. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on theboard of directors; a member of the Soil and Water Conservation having received the Conservation Award in 1994. He was a member of the town budget committee and worked on the 911 Committee, helping to get the 911 system up and running in town. He received awards from Pine Tree State DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) for his cow production. George loved Maine Farm Days and years ago won a few trophies for the tractor pulls. He also pulled at the Windsor Fair many years ago. The Agricultural Trade Show at the Civic Center was always a favorite event.

He enjoyed going to the basketball games at Erskine Academy. He liked having breakfast at the local diners and visiting with friends. When his children were growing up, he enjoyed boating, swimming and skiing at the camp on China Lake. His granddaughter was the light of his life, he looked forward to the school bus dropping her off every day and playing connect four. He enjoyed lunch at Whipper’s each Friday with daughter, Stacy, partner Eric and his two girls Alivia and Myla. He and Darlene enjoyed vacations together and spending time with his children and granddaughter and Darlene’s children and 12 grandchildren.

He is survived by his companion of 7 years, Darlene Dow; a daughter, Kelly Cowing, and husband, Andy, of China; a daughter, Stacy, and her partner, Eric Gower, of Albion; a granddaughter, Lauren Cowing, of China; a sister, Jean Parlin and her husband, Cliff, of Jefferson; a brother, Alton, and his wife, Patti, of Weeks Mills; a brother, Ed, and his wife, Kerri, of Sidney; a brother-in-law, Hugh Riordan, of China; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Ernest P. Oliver Jr. and John C. Oliver; and his sister, Sally O. Riordan.

The family wishes to thank family and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Erskine Academy on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to the parking lot of Erskine Academy at 10 a.m., for the Fireman’s Last Call and the Celebration of Life will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Weeks Mills Fire Department, Webb Shaw, 185 Weeks Mills Road, Weeks Mills, Me. 04358.

VIOLA E. PREO

WINDSOR––Viola Edith Preo, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born in Caribou on March 3, 1932, the daughter of Shep and Stella Skidgel.

She enjoyed old country music records, cooking and gardening, and loved the outdoors and being around family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bernard Rudy Preo; her mother, Stella Skidgel; two brothers, William and Lewis Skidgel; a sister, Betty Habib; and her daughter, Bonny May Preo.

She is survived by her two sons, Randy J. Preo and Craig Preo; a stepdaughter, Debbie Webber; three brothers, Kenneth, Sheldon, and Wendell Skidgel; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

LISA C. SCOTT

WINSLOW––Lisa Charlene Scott, 52, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 1, 2017. Lisa was born on February 14, 1965, in Waterville, a daughter of Eunice (Courtney) and Walter Scott.

She attended Waterville schools, enjoyed figure skating, playing soccer and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1983. That same year she married David McCaslin, Jr. and raised her daughters, Sara and Holly, with great enthusiasm; she was a soccer mom and coached her daughters soccer teams. She loved to tell stories about all the fun she had with them when they were young. As a stay-at-home mom she had a day care and cared for these children as she would her own. She would later marry James Webster, of Florida.

Lisa was not afraid of hard work. For a time, she worked at Ames Department Store, in Waterville. When her children were older she worked ten-hour shifts at Crowe Rope, in Winslow, and Searsmont. She then worked at County Fair Farm, in Jefferson, planting, picking and lifting huge bags of corn.

Her greatest love, however, was working as a CNA at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home, in Damariscotta. She brought her sense of humor and her love of life which no doubt helped to restore a vitality to some who thought they had become too old for such things. She helped to make them feel special and loved.

In her spare time Lisa enjoyed working in her flower gardens, as well as designing and making floral wreaths for the various holidays. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren when on weekends they would watch movies or play board games.

Lisa was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Eunice Scott; her brother Kevin Scott, her sister Kathy Comer; and her nephew Michael Klaiber.

Lisa is survived by her two daughters, Sara McCaslin, of Winslow, and her children Caleb, Raegin, and Camdin; Holly McCaslin, of Waterville, and her children Asiah, Tatiyanah, Teagan, Julian and Davin; her partner of 15 years, Alyson True, of Jefferson; her sister Rebecca Klaiber, of Otisfield, her sister Betsy Doyon, of Oakland; her brother David Grant and his wife Wanda, of Oakland; her special cousin Deborah Jensen, of Virginia, and lifelong friends Lori Fortier, of Oakland and Brenda Poulin, of Waterville; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Blessed Hope Church, 10 Pleasant St., Waterville. Please visit www.veillleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Lisa’s family.

Donations in her memory may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

DONALD R. STEVENS, SR.

SOMERVILLE––Donald R. Stevens, Sr., 60, died Monday, December 4, 2017, at Sussman Hospice House, following a 30-year gallant battle against Multiple Sclerosis.

To see a full obituary or share a memory with Don’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

Memorial donations made payable to National M/S Society may be mailed to: Memorials and Tributes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston MA 02284-5945.

OTHERS DEPARTED

JESSE M. QUIRION-DEMO, 30, of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 25, 2017, in Fairfield. Locally, he is survived by his mother Marie Harding and her husband William, of Winslow; brother Jimmy Quirion and wife Brittany, of Vassalboro; step-brother Jeff Chetkauskas and wife Linda, of Waterville.

SHIRLEY A. VIGUE, 66, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by her children, Tammy Wellman, and Dana Wellman, both of Skowhegan; siblings, Debbie Rossignol and husband Arthur, of Skowhegan, Cathy Wilson and husband Ronald, of Madison, Sandra Farmer, of Fairfield, Paul Dawe and wife Amy, of Solon, Mike Dawe, of Fairfield, Gerard Dawe, of Oakland and Wendy Dawe, of Fairfield; and stepfather Paul Cloutier, of Fairfield.

MARIE A. RENY, 95, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by two sons, Daniel Reny and wife June, of East Vassalboro, and David Reny, of Fairfield.

Obituaries, Week of December 7, 2017

NORMAN R. HIGGINS

AUGUSTA – Norman R. Higgins, 88, died Friday, November 17, 2017. He was born in Rochester, New Hamp­shire, on November 12, 1929, the son of Don and Alma (Gallant) Higgins.

Mr. Higgins was educated at Worcester Jr. College and Clark University, in Massachusetts. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, 1950 to 1953, and was honorably discharged.

His work history includes manager of product development for Eaton Paper Co., of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and corporate manager of technical services for C. D. Burnes Co. (acquired by Hallmark Cards, Inc.). He opened his own company, Woonsocket Plexi-Fab, Inc., in Rhode Island, in the 1980s. He purchased a camp on Togus Pond, in Augusta, where he spent his weekends until he met Lea Davis. In 1987 they renovated the camp and moved to Augusta permanently. They married in 1991. Norm opened Maine Woods Furniture on Rte. 3, in Augusta, and manufactured unfinished pine furniture. He retired and sold the business in 2006. Norm kept a positive view on life, even throughout his history of health issues, enjoying annual visits from his family members and cherished time spent with dear friends.

He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa (Higgins) Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Lea, of Augusta; his children from a previous marriage, Keith Higgins and his wife Marion, of Virginia; Sharon Stafford, of California; Keir Beamon and her husband Patrick, of Texas; Mark Higgins and his wife Kim, of Texas; and his son-in-law Bob Martin, of Virginia; stepchildren Christopher Davis, of Rhode Island, Deborah Davis Harrold, of Rhode Island and Stephen Davis, of Virginia. Also, grandchildren Stephanie and Taylor Higgins; Ali and Nathan Stafford; and Oliver, Will and Jared Martin; and step-grandchildren Meghan Davis, Tyler Harrold, Jessica Harrold, Cory Harrold and his wife Katie, Caroline Davis and Jonathan Davis. He is also survived by his sister, Eleanor Higgins, of Ohio, and several nieces. A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at a later date.

ERMAN KAELAMAKULI

SOMERVILLE – Erman Kaelamakuli Fujinaga, 90, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Lewiston, on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Born in Haleiwa, Hawaii, on May 21, 1927, he was the son of Enichi and Makae Rosalina Kahelahela Fujinaga.

Upon graduating from Waialua High School he served in the US Army in World War II. He worked most of his life as a carpenter mason for the Carpenter’s Union in Hawaii until he was 68. He then worked for the USDA at the Honolulu Airport until he was 80. At that time he moved to Somerville to live and experience the peace and quiet of nature and the woods where his wife was from. He enjoyed 52 years with his wife, Claudia.

Erman enjoyed running marathons, boxing, and excelled at all forms of sport. In retirement he found great joy in his garden. He acted as a father and mentor to many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was a kind, humble man who is greatly respected by all who were fortunate to know him.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Ruth Pignolet Fujinaga, of Somerville, and his son, David Fujinaga Allen and his wife Patricia, of Hawi, Hawaii, and his nieces who he raised as his own daughters, Annette Lau, Harolyn Tantog, and Lauretta Sewaki and many nieces and nephews.

A candlelight memorial service for Erman will be held on Thursday, December 7, at 4 p.m., South Somerville Baptist Church, 8 Hewett Road, in Somerville. Interment will be at Queen Lili’uokalani Church, in Haleiwa, Hawaii.

Memorial donations may be made to South Somerville Baptist Church, 8 Hewett Road, Somerville, ME 04348.

ANN E. BATHGATE

ALBION – Ann E. ( Bragdon ) Bathgate, 64, of Albion, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born July 7, 1953, in Waterville, the daughter of Robert and Lorraine (Jordan) Bragdon.

She obtained her GED at Winslow High, class of 1970. While raising a family, she attended University of Maine Augusta to earn an associate’s degree in general science in 1986. She and her family moved to Florida in 1988 and she worked at MD How as a trucking dispatcher. After a few years she wanted to go further with her education so they moved to Alabama so she could attend University of South Alabama getting her bachelor’s degree in 1997. After graduating, she then went to work as a paramedic for many years before going on to teach classes in the field of Emergency Medicine at several universities in both Alabama and Florida. Her last job was a flight paramedic, a job she loved and enjoyed.

Ann enjoyed camping, reading, chatting with online friends, traveling to different countries, raising her children and grandchildren. She was anxiously waiting for her first great-granddaughter, Payton Marie, to arrive.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Stephen Bathgate, Sr., of Albion; sons, Stephen Jr. and wife Elizabeth, of Fairfield, Peter, of Windham; daughter, Andrea, of Albion; brother, Kenneth Bragdon, of Vassalboro; sisters, Janet Cross and husband Mike, of West Virginia, Deanna Works and husband Dwayne, of Oakland, Norma Allen and partner Ronnie Dudley, of Vassalboro; brothers-in- law, Peter Bathgate and wife Connie, of Waldoboro, David Bathgate, of Connecticut; grandchildren, Cameron Bathgate, Brandon Wheeler, Gabriel Bathgate, Elizabeth Bathgate, all of Albion, Juliana Bathgate, of Fairfield, Tyler Williams and Renee Cotton, of Alabama, Faith Ann Jones, of Augusta; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lorraine (Jordan) Bragdon; daughter, Stephany Wheeler; sisters, Christine Bilodeau, Mary Martell; nieces, Jamie and Aria; father and mother-in-law, Peter and Elizabeth Bathgate; sister- in-law, Susan Bathgate; brother-in-law, William Bathgate.

Ann will be missed by all who knew her.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at the Village Cemetery on the family plot, in Vassalboro, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Olde Mill Place on Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.

CONNIE J. HAMLIN

FAIRFIELD––Connie Jo Hamlin passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, following a prolonged illness while being cared for at the Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born on a Tuesday, October 3, 1951, in Waterville, to the late Clarendon and Natalie Pomeroy.

Connie attended Pittsfield area schools as a child, and graduated from Warsaw High School, class of 1970.

Connie married John C, Hamlin, also from Pittsfield, and together they had a son Jeremy. That marriage ended in divorce, however Connie stayed in her home town to raise her son. She enjoyed many years of employment in that area, primarily with the CM Almy Company and later with Edwards Company where she had many great life long friends.

When Jeremy graduated from high school and decided to join the Army, Connie decided to finally pursue her life long dream of living near the ocean. So she retired from Edwards Company and moved to the coast. First to Ellsworth for a short time, and then on to Bar Harbor where she spent more than 20 happy years on the island.

Connie decided to move closer to her son when her health issues became a concern. She moved to Fairfield, next door to her grandchildren to spend as much time as possible with them. While in Fairfield, Connie enjoyed a slower paced life; gardening, reading, visiting with friends and family. She also volunteered and took a job at the Belgrade Central School where she worked in the kitchen part time. She loved interacting with the little ones.

Connie is survived by her son Jeremy, his wife Stacy, their four children Kayla, Bryant, Hunter, and Harley; one special great-grandson Xayvier; her five siblings, Gale Russell, Brenda and her husband Wally Devoe, Linda Belmain, Larry and Gary Pomeroy; nieces Heidi Dorr, Christian Pomeroy, Tara Kallweit, Jessica and Karen Belmain, and Janessa Pomeroy; nephews Greg Merrithew, Eric and Robert Russell and Corey Devoe; and great- nephew, Caleb Young.

JUNE B. WOODWORTH

BENTON––June Bernice Barker Woodworth, 80, passed away at Lakewood Continuing Care Center on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, following a long illness. June was born in Waterville on June 6, 1937, the daughter of Thomas P. and Annie (Turner) Barker.

Harry Woodworth and June were married July 11, 1953, at her parents’ home in Benton.

June was the youngest of 10 children. She attended Benton and Fairfield schools. June grew up and lived in Benton her entire life.

June worked many years at LaVerdiere’s Warehouse, in Winslow, until she retired to take care of her grandchildren when her daughter went back to work, because she “didn’t want anyone else taking care of them.” She helped on the family farm, volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, made latch hook rugs, looked for treasures at garage sales, loved to be with her grandchildren and go camping. At Lakewood Continuing Care Center, she loved Elvis, beano and all her caregivers.

June was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Linwood, Roland, Philip, Raymond, LaForest and Eldridge Barker; and her sisters, Mildred Wood, Arlene Cole, and Louise Cole.

June is survived by her husband; daughter June and her husband Leo Caron; son Roland Woodworth and his wife Joanne; her grandchildren, Paul Caron, Anna Caron, Jason Woodworth, and Joshua Woodworth and his wife Jane; her great-grandchildren, Eliot, Alice, Andrew, and Jaina Woodworth; brother-in-law Richard Cole Sr.; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 9, at 11 a.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

JOSEPH M. ST. AMAND SR.

WINDSOR––Joseph M. St. Amand, Sr., 84, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born in Limestone on April 26, 1933, the son of Leon and Eva (Cyr) St. Amand.

Although he only had an eighth grade education, he was the jack of all trades; he loved to read and he was very intelligent and well informed with what was happening around the world, in his country and in his own community.

As a young man, he worked with his father in the woods until he was 18, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War. After completing his training for Seaman, he was assigned Seaman Apprentice aboard the battleship USS Missouri BB-63, the Mighty Mo, until his honorable discharge. Upon his discharge he received the Korean Service, the United Nations Service and the China Service medals. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the American Legion Veterans Memorial Post #205, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3137, the AMVETS Post #14, and the 2014 Bronze Leader of Maine Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

After his discharge from the Navy, he worked several jobs including employment with Capital Lumber as a driver and a laborer and with the Edwards Division of Bates Manufacturing Company as a weaver, until an injury disabled him.

He married Pauline Harrington Fraser in 1954 and they raised their children in Windsor for many years. He was very involved in the community coaching the local youth, from t-ball to high school baseball. His other passions were spending time with family, being outside, hunting, fishing, and most of all a jokester and comedian.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers Raoul, Roland, Emery, Vincent, Rosario, Adrian, Gilbert, Roger and Michael; his sisters, Stella Caron, Theresa Raynes and Leona (Chick) Michaud; and his former wife Pauline St. Amand.

He is survived by his 11 children, Marlene Webber St. Amand, of Augusta, Audrey Brann Shorty, of Windsor, Cecile Tardiff, of Randolph, Karin Cook and husband Bill, of South China, Kim St. Amand and partner Daniel Colby, of Jefferson, Joseph St. Amand, Jr. and wife Susan, of Farmingdale, Bernadette St. Amand, of Palermo, Mark St. Amand, Sr. and wife Debbie, of Windsor, Tamra St. Amand, of South China, Stacey St. Amand, of Vassalboro and Jillian St Amand, of Windsor; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; sister Hazel Rackliff, of Gardiner; his brother Norman St. Amand and wife Carol, of Brewer.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church, in Whitefield. A gathering will be held immediately following at the church hall.

LEE E. KERR

WINSLOW––Lee Eric Kerr, 64, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Captain Lewis Residence, in Farmingdale, following a long battle with cancer. Lee was born in Rumford on February 3, 1953, to Lawrence Kerr and Edna Kerr, and then grew up in Mexico, where he graduated from Mexico High School, in 1971.

He graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a teaching degree. He then went on to work at Sappi, in Skowhegan, as a papermaker for 33 years, retiring in May of 2016.

Lee was an avid Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Lakers fan. He loved the Green Bay Packers so much that he even bought a share of stock in them so that he could become an owner. He truly enjoyed spending time with his children and family, and would have done anything for anyone. He also loved taking trips to the coast and going to yard sales searching for new turn tables and speakers to listen to his records and 45s.

He was predeceased by his father Larry, and his mother Edna.

He is survived by his son Ryan Kerr and wife April, of Brewer, daughter Erika Kerr and fiancé Dennis Glynn, of Augusta; brothers Allen Kerr and wife Joan, of Nashua, New Hampshire, Jack Kerr and wife Jan, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Mark Kerr and wife Becky, of Dixfield; granddaughter Avery, of Augusta; nieces Darcy, Allyson, Lindsey, and Mackenzie; great-niece Riley; and many cousins.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ANGELINE D. MICHAUD, 88, of Waterville, passed away on Thursdaty, November 16, 2017, on her birthday. Locally, she is survived by a son, Gary Michaud and wife Cindy, of Fairfield.

PASTOR RICHARD WALTER, 46, of Winthrop, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017, following a battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a son, Ryan J. Walter, of Vassalboro.

SHAWN PERKINS, 31, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Locally, he is survived by a son, Carter Perkins; his parents Scott and Michelle Perkins, and a brother Tyler Perkins, all of Fairfield.

RICHARD L. LANGUET, 64, of Troy, passed awat on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Angel Languet and partner Jesse Willett, of China; grandson Zander Willett, of China; sisters Angela Latno and husband Richard, of Sidney, and Desiree Languet Thompson, of Albion; brother Joseph Languet, of Waterville.

MARIE J. HUARD, 100, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a son, Richard Huard and wife Cindy, of Benton.