Obituaries, Week of June 22, 2017

THEODORE BRADSTREET

ALBION––Theodore Bradstreet, 70, known to his friends as Ted, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was born on October 3, 1946, in Augusta, to Mary (Palmer) and Kenneth Bradstreet.

Ted graduated from Gardiner High School in 1964. He met his wife of over 48 years, Ruth (Dodge), in the summer of 1967. Ted attended college for many years acquiring a number of degrees. He went on to work in a variety of fields, and remained a passionate researcher and writer into his retirement years. His last article will appear in the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association Journal at the end of the year.

Ted was predeceased by his parents; and one younger brother.

He is survived by his wife; their children Rebecca Bradstreet and Jonathan Bradstreet and his wife Sherry; sister Myra Rosenbaum; brother Robert; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to: St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain SD 57325-0300 or online at stjo.org/give.

NATHAN DESJARDINS

ALBION––Nathan Michael Desjardins, 20, of Albion, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, as a result of injuries sustained in a search and rescue operation while working for the Fryeburg Police Department, who were assisting the Maine Warden Service. Nate was born on June 12, 1996, in Waterville, the second son of Nicole (Proulx) Desjardins and Brian Desjardins.

Nate was educated in local schools, enjoyed soccer and graduated with academic honors from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 2014. During his sophomore year in college, he pursued his dream of studying abroad, and was fortunate enough to spend a semester in Seville, Spain, where he fell in love with the people and the culture, and where he also continued to learn how to play the violin, which he continued to teach himself when he returned to Maine.

Nate enjoyed many styles of music, with country being his favorite, and he was ecstatic that he was able to recently attend his favorite country music artist’s (Josh Turner) concert with one of his best friends. He pursued employment opportunities which would enhance his passion for learning and serving the public through roles as an EMT and reserve police officer, while using the money earned to pay for his college education.

He had completed his third year at the University of New England, School of Nursing, in Biddeford, and had a clear vision of using his education to better his contribution to police departments, EMT service or any agency called upon to assist others in time of need. Nate always spoke highly of his friends at UNE, the excellent caliber of his professors, and continued to thrive and excel academically.

Nate enjoyed the outdoors, be it skiing, fishing or kayaking. His hike up Mount Katahdin gave him a love of hiking.

He was a focused individual who wanted to make a difference in this world by contributing whatever he could, wherever he could, whenever he could. Even in death he gave of himself as an organ donor so others could enjoy life a little better.

Nate is survived by his parents; his brother Ross Desjardins; his grandmother Susan Proulx; as well as a very large extended family and circle of friends.

To view a collage of Nate’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family, please visit: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

Memorial gifts may be made to: University of New England, 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland ME 04103.

PATRICIA A. COLE

FAIRFIELD––Patricia A. Cole, 70, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born September 1, 1946, in Fairfield, the daughter of William and Ethelyn B. (Short) Fagan.

On June 12, 1982, she married Gerald A. Cole, in Fairfield. She owned and operated Center General Store, in Fairfield Center, for 13 years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, crocheting, word puzzles, and spending time with family.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Cole in 2012.

Patricia is survived by her son, Ken Cutler, and companion Michelle Holmes, of Fairfield; daughter, Sue Sirois and husband Jason, of Sidney; grandchildren, Sydnee Cutler, of Benton, Karlee Cutler, of Benton, Jake Cutler and companion Jen Curtis, of Waterville, Christopher Longley and companion Dylan Tillson, of Sidney; and great-grandchildren, Kaedon, Madi, William, and Lillian.

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

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

AVA J. MARABLE

WINDSOR––Ava Jenell Marable passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. Ava was born nearly 15 weeks early at Maine Medical Center in Portland, on March 26, 2017, one minute after her twin sister Eden, and weighed 1 pound 11 ounces, the daughter of Aaron and Rachelle Marable.

Ava was a fighter, she fought hard her entire time here on earth.

Ava was predeceased by her aunt Sentree; great-grandmothers Mammie and Nannie; and great-grandfathers Waldo and Bill.

Ava is survived by her parents Aaron and Rachelle Marable, of Windsor; her six siblings, Jarell, Dandre, Joslyn, Jakobe, Mason and her identical twin sister Eden; her maternal great-grandfather Ronald Dennison, of Windsor; maternal great-grandmother, Shirley Isbister, of Windsor; maternal grandparents, Warren and Stephanie Joslyn, of Windsor; paternal grandparents, Earl and Debra Gallagher, of Somerville; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made for her twin sister Eden’s continued care at Maine Medical Center in Portland. All correspondence may be sent to: 4 Chuddy Lane, Windsor ME 04363.

LLOYD G. MEADER

WINDSOR––Lloyd Grand Meader, 82, of Windsor, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta following a brief illness. He was born in Vienna, on June 15, 1934, the son of Leslie Meader and Mildred (Merrick) Meader.

Mr. Meader served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Lapointe Lumber Co., in Augusta, for 20 years.

He always had a big smile and a great sense of humor. He had a very charismatic personality, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

His wife, Glaydies F. Meader, predeceased him. They were married December 3, 1956.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Gould and husband Thomas, of Pittston, and Stacey Hoyt and husband David, of Arizona; two brothers, Charles Meader, of Vienna, and William Meader, of South China; three sisters, Vivian Hughes, of California, Virginia Carter, of Wilton, and Jerlean Giles, of Georgia; three half-brothers, Floyd Ladd, of Phillips, Boyd Ladd, of Farmington, and Russell Meader, of Washington State; one half-sister Linda Round, of Enfield; three grandchildren, Tonya, Erica and Grant; one great-grandson Briton; and several nieces and nephews.

A committal service, with military honors, will be held Friday, August 11, at 2 p.m. at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.

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

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

LORI A. PELLETIER

FAIRFIELD – Lori A. Pelletier, 51, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born February 18, 1966, in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Walter Pelletier and Judy (Hawes) Pelletier.

The family moved back to Maine when Lori was young.

Although she enjoyed staying home her house was always open to friends and especially to someone who needed a place to stay. She had a special love for her dog Bently and he was loved by all who entered her home. She enjoyed bowling in her younger years and was very proud of the trophies she won. She was blessed with a good heart and was happily looking forward to the birth of her first granddaughter in a few months.

Lori is survived by her father and step-mother, Walter and Beverly Pelletier, of Canaan; her son Walter Bell and his fiancée Ashley Marie Cyr, of Millinocket; her sister Lynne Pelletier and her fiance Dan Shaw, of Windham; her step-brother Tim Patnaude and his wife Lisa, of Sabattus; her step-sister Karen Pullen and her fiance Brandon Norton, of Fairfield,; two nephews Thomas Pelletier II, of Norwalk, Connecticut, and Michael Hopkins, of Stamford, Connecticut.

She was predeceased by her mother, Judy Chase and her brother Thomas Pelletier.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Watervillle Road, Skowhegan, Maine.

LLOYD G. MEADER

WINDSOR – Lloyd Grant Meader, 82, of Windsor, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, following a brief illness. He was born in Vienna, on June 15, 1934, the son of Leslie Meader and Mildred (Merrick) Meader.

Mr. Meader served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Lapointe Lumber Co., in Augusta, for 20 years.

He always had a big smile and a great sense of humor. He had a very charismatic personality. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed.

His wife, Glaydies F. Meader, predeceased him. They were married December 3, 1956.

Surviving are two daughters: Nancy Gould and husband Thomas Gould, of Pittston, and Stacey Hoyt and husband David Hoyt, of Arizona, two brothers: Charles Meader, of Vienna, and William Meader, of South China; three sisters: Vivian Hughes, of California, Virginia Carter, of Wilton, and Jerlean Giles, of Georgia; three half-brothers: Floyd Ladd, of Phillips, Boyd Ladd, of Farmington, and Russell Meader, of Washington State; and one half-sister Linda Round, of Enfield; three grandchildren Tonya, Erica and Grant, one great-grandson Briton, and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

NORMAN W. MATHIEU

WINSLOW––Norman W. Mathieu, 89, passed away in Scarborough on Sunday, June 11, 2017, from complications following a stroke. Norman was born in Winslow on January 8, 1928, the son of Joseph and Cecile (Roy) Mathieu.

He was a graduate of Winslow High School and spent two years in the United States Coast Guard. On July 8, 1950, Norman married the former Theresa J.
Poulin, of Winslow, with whom he had four children and spent 63 years.

Through his career Norman was superintendent of Hoerner Waldorf Corporation, in Waterville, and also an employee of Scott Paper Company, in Winslow,
Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, and Winslow Junior High School. His hobbies included bowling, fishing, gardening, music, and watching the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Canadiens.

He was a devout Catholic, a life-long communicant and frequent cantor at St. John Church, in Winslow, which later became part of Corpus Christi Parish.

A great musician since the age of ten, Norman will be fondly remembered as a spiritually uplifting entertainer at the Muskie Center, in Waterville, along with area nursing homes and many private gatherings. His love of music lives on in his children and grandchildren and many extended family members.

From 2010 to 2013 Norman never left his beloved wife Theresa’s side and was her full-time care-giver until she passed away on March 13, 2013.

He is survived by daughters Barbara Mathieu, of Oakland, and Janet Bird, of Scarborough; sons William Mathieu, of Winslow, and Paul Mathieu and wife Miriam Englund, of Freedom, New Hampshire; grandchildren Jenny Michaud, of Portland, Joshua Michaud and partner Misty Doyon, of Oakland, Philip and Nathanael Mathieu, of Freedom, New Hampshire, Christopher Mathieu, of Winslow, and Danielle Zapata, of Waterville; great-grandchildren Bryce and Jayceon Mathieu, and Chace Doyon; sisters Arlene Rulman, of Westbrook, and Ann Roy, of Rockland; brother Anthony Mathieu, of Winslow; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com.

Memorial donations may be sent to: Spectrum Generations, 38 Gold St., Waterville ME 04901 or at www.spectrumgenerations.org., to support the activity fund.

REAL B. TREPANIER

WINSLOW––Real B. Trepanier, 73, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a prolonged illness. He was born in Lac Megantic, Canada, on November 7, 1943, the son of Victor and Maria (Fredette) Trepanier.

Real was a Waterville High School graduate and a u.S. Army veteran serving in both Germany and Vietnam. After his military service, he entered the work force at Fraser Paper Mill, in Madawaska, for 10 years, then he returned to Winslow where he was employed for 20 years for Scott Paper Co. as a treatment plant operator.

Real was the historian for 10 years for the Bourque-Lanigan Post #5 American Legion, in Waterville. He was also a talented violin player and bird carver, ham radio operator and growing bonsai plants.

Real was predeceased by his siblings, Gaeton, Marielle, Richard , Paul and Carmen Trepanier.

Real is survived by his wife, Jeannine (Rancourt) Trepanier, of Winslow; daughters, Natalie Cyr and husband Vance, of Vassalboro and Sonia Trepanier, of Winslow; brothers, Patrick Trepanier, of Norridgewock, and Clement Trepanier and wife Joella, of Tifton, Georgia; sister Anita Trepanier and sister-in-law Jackie (Rancourt) Boulet, both of Winslow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

CHARLES W. OLIVER, 98, of Canaan, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Locally, he is survived by children Donna Cookson, of Benton, and Debra Jean and Peter Re Jr., of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of June 15, 2017

CYNTHIA M. BOIVIN

UNITY––Cynthia (Cindy) Mardet Boivin, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born on September 9, 1959, in Brockton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Richard M. Farrar and Edna A. (Gingras) Farrar. She was originally from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and had lived in Unity since 1970.

Cindy was a 1977 graduate of Mt. View High School, in Thorndike, where she was part of the gymnastic team.

For 30 years she worked at Irving Tanning Company, in Hartland, after which she graduated third in her class at Kennebec Valley Community College in 2009 at 50 years old.

In 2010, Cindy started working at Adam Speech Therapy as a speech pathologist. She lived her entire life to serve the wants and needs of others and helping the children soothed her soul.

Cindy cherished the times surrounded by family.

Cindy is survived by Richard and Edna Farrar (her mom and dad), of Unity; brother Richard (Butch) Farrar, of Unity; sisters, Alice (Farrar) Margolies, of Red Bank, New Jersey, Hope (Farrar) Hitchcock, of Unity; daughter, Torrie Boivin and family, Crystal Medina, Colton Medina and Zachary Boivin, of Unity; son, Michael Boivin and family Crystal Lamkin, Mike Lamkin, Michelle Boivin, Mitchell Boivin, of Unity; daughter Ashley Boivin and family, Lillian Boivin, of Unity; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on June 25, 2017, at the Bible Baptist church, 32 School St., Unity, with a celebration of her life to follow from 2–4 p.m. at the Unity Performing Arts Center, 42 Depot St., Unity.

EDWARD J. LARRABEE JR.

WHITEFIELD––Edward James Larrabee Jr., 68, of Whitefield, passed away, at the home of his sister Lillian, on May 28, 2017, following a long illness.

Edward was predeceased by his father, Edward Larrabee Sr.; mother, Marguerite (Russell) Larrabee; and brother, Leslie Larrabee.

Edward is survived by his longtime love, Theresa Russell; children, Eva Russell, Judy (Peaslee) Solomon and Jacob Hertzig; nine grandchildren; brothers, Clarence and wife Betty, and Russell Larrabee; sisters, Lillian and husband Paul, and Betty and husband Timothy; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be sent to Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.

SANDRA J. MATHIEU

VASSALBORO––Sandra Jones Mathieu, 65, of Vassalboro, passed away at home on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born March 19, 1952, in Gardiner, to Roland and Geraldine Jones.

Her interests included snowmobiling, NASCAR races, and sightseeing. When she had children, she was actively involved in school events and life changes. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Aria and watching her grow. Later, her hobbies included traveling, with the occasional trip to Hollywood slots.

Sandra’s professional career was very accomplished. After high school, she worked at Pine State Trading Company as a receptionist. She then held the director of shared services position at Maine HealthCare for 25 years. She continued to further her career and worked as the executive director at Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine for 13 years. Her retirement was cut short, although she was able to enjoy time with her family.

All who knew Sandra, even for a short time, were inspired by her contagious, positive spirit and vibrancy. Her humor and kindness were endless and she always lit up the room wherever she went.

She was predeceased by her father Roland Jones, brother Steven Jones, sister Diana Jones, and nephew Joshua Jones.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Carl Mathieu, of Vassalboro; two daughters, Ashley Mathieu and Michelle Mathieu; son-in-law Joshua Scott; granddaughter Aria Scott; her mother, Geraldine Jones, 88, of Jefferson; and many brothers and sisters.

LESTER B. DAVIS

PALERMO––Lester B. Davis, 89, of Palermo, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 1928, the son of Lester and Neva Davis.

Lester served in the U.S. Army. He married Dorothy Eleanor Deyoe on June 5, 1949.

Lester’s work history included: treasurer for the City of College Park, Maryland; Metropolitan Life Insurance, in Wilton and Augusta; and Lester B. Davis Tax and Business Services, in Palermo.

Lester served as a volunteer with the Boys Club in College Park and as a Boy Scout leader for Troop 222, in Palermo. He was the announcer for the wrestling and basketball teams at Erskine Academy for 30 years. He was recently honored for this accomplishment. Lester had a particular fondness for the staff and students at Erskine Academy. He was also interested in researching family genealogy.

In October, 2016, he traveled to Washington, D.C. with the Honor Flight for veterans. It was a very memorable experience for him.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor.

He is survived by his six children, Bonnie Davis, Cheryl Jones and husband David, Glen Davis and partner, Pat Belanger, Kathy Cheeseman and husband David, Sandra Randall and fiancé Sam Grenier, and James Davis and wife, Karen. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ripostafh.com.

ARTHUR B. H ALL

PALERMO––Arthur Bruce Hall, 74, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born on June 13, 1942, to Arthur Paul Hall and Margaret T. Jenesco.

Arthur was called “Bruce” by everyone who knew him. He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, and went on to work for Kenway Boats. He was a mechanic at Elis Auto, and then he worked for the Maine DOT, where he serviced the road striping equipment. Bruce was also the president of F & H Pavement Marking Co. for several years before resigning and forming Hall’s Striping Inc., with his wife Shirley. He built all the striping machines himself. Bruce also served in the Maine National Guard.

In February 1984, he married Shirley Patterson Houston, in Palermo. They had 33 wonderful years together. They traveled to the Hawaiian Islands, California, South Carolina, and Virginia for golfing, as well as playing many courses in Maine.

On September 16, 1997, Bruce got a “hole-in-one” on hole #9 at Country View Golf Club, in Brooks. Bruce was a member at Natanis Golf Course, in Vassalboro, for several years.

Bruce loved to fish and he enjoyed hunting as well, in his early years. He like to grow fruits and vegetables like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, plums, peaches, cherries, and rhubarb. Bruce also grew orchids and was a member of the American Orchid Society. Along with his planting, Bruce enjoyed and liked the challenge of fixing things that no longer worked, such as household appliances and cars.

Bruce would sing along with the music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Shirley;p three sons, Rodney and wife Angel, of Palermo; Bradley and wife Shelly, of Windsor; and Benjamin and wife Alissa, of Douglas, Massachusetts; and grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, Nathan, and Riley.

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

JEFFREY P. FENLASON

OAKLAND, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina––Jeffrey Paul Fenlason, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in his sleep at home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jeffrey was born on June 5, 1963, in Waterville, the son of Ronald and Louise Fenlason.

He lived most of his life in Oakland, graduating from Messalonskee High School in 1981. He graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 1989. Jeffrey earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University in 2011 in criminal justice adminstration. He gave 28 years to serving as a police officer and police chief, until moving to South Carolina in 2014, where he worked a program manager at Grand Strand Hospital’s security department.

Jeffrey was the kindest, most gentle, and generous man; and everyone he touched loved him. As an officer, he took special concern in helping the children in the situation he was call to, and he always carried teddy bears in his cruiser for them. He would do anything for anyone and was always honest, humble, loyal, and loving.

He loved riding his Harley, kayaking, and especially the beach.

Jeffrey is survived by wife Michelle Fenlason; parents Ronald and Louise Fenlason, of Oakland; daughter Amy Fenlason, of Manchester, New Hampshire; brothers, Steve Fenlason and wife Lori, of Gardiner, and David Fenlason, of San Diego, California; granddaughters, Ayeesha and Tiana Gale, of Manchester, New Hampshire; Michelle’s sons, Josh and Jake LePage, of Winslow; his in-laws, Roger and Lorraine Buker, of Winslow; nephews, Ben Fenlason, Christopher Storer, and Mark Greenlaw; and many brothers and sister in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Memorial donations of a teddy bear may be made to the Oakland Police Department.

REBEKAH E. HUBBARD

UNITY––Rebekah E. Hubbard, 82, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at her home following a long illness. Becky was born in Gardiner on July 6, 1934, to Merle and Catherine (Knox) Trask.

She helped support her family with many jobs over the years. She enjoyed many hobbies, including playing cards, cooking, and taking care of her rose bushes.

Becky was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Melvin Hubbard Sr.; son, Melvin Jr.; daughter, Virgina; and granddaughter, Crystal Moreno.

She is survived by her companion of the last 14 years, William Bird, of Unity; her children, Terry and Pedro Moreno, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Linda and Victor Vigue, of Thorndike; Rose Hubbard and Rick Durant, of Knox; Carlene and Galen Neal, of Unity; Ray and Renee Hubbard, of Unity; Florence Porter and Dennis Neal, of Unity’ and Robert Hubbard, of Unity; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

VIVIAN M. CLARK

ALBION––Vivian Marie (Gee) Clark passed away on Saturday, June 3, 3017. Vivian was born in Summerfield, New Brunswick, Canada, on October 5, 1920, the middle child of Merrill and Amy (Green) Gee.

On December 28, 1940, Vivian married Glenn Clark and they moved to Albion with Glenn’s family.

In 1949, Glenn and Vivian moved to the house on East Benton Road, in Albion, and remained there until Glenn’s passing in 2009.

She was a member of the Albion Extension ladies group. She sewed and preserved and always had something wonderful to eat for whoever stopped by.

Vivian was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Glenn L. Clark; son Leland; and great-grandson Alexander L. Hathaway; and was also predeceased by Phyllis, Dorothy, Manson, and Kathleen, as she is the last member of her siblings to pass away.

Vivian is survived by her son, Graydon Clark (Kayan), and their children, Sarah (Jeremy), Deanna (Rick), and Matthew (Crystal); daughter Pamela Gilbert (Ray) and their children, Amy (Brian), Jennifer (Andre), Holly (Jeff), Brian (Amanda, and Chris (Aimee); daughter-in-law Tami and children, Violet (Tim), John (Michelle), Joy (Chris), Tonya, and Chauncey; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the LN Clark Inspiration Network in memory of Leland Nelson Clark, P.O. Box 392, Fairfield ME 04937; or to the NICCU at Eastern Maine Healthcare Charities, in memory of great-grandson Alexander L. Hathaway, P.O.Box 931, Bangor ME 04401-0931.

FREDERICK M. STEEVES

VASSALBORO––Frederick Maynard Steeves, 79, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Hospice Center, in Augusta. He was born May 30, 1938, in Rockland, the son of Charles Steven Steeves and Edna (Lathrop) Steeves.

He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Air Force until his honorable discharge. He also trained with the Marine Corps.

On March 14, 1986, he married Nancy Hastings, in Seward, Alaska. In his younger days, he worked for a fire truck production company and in the chicken industry. He also was a fisherman in New Bedford. After moving to Seward, Alaska, in 1965, he owned his own marine welding business. He was also a fisherman, trapper, bear guide, and bus driver.

Fred was a member of the Centerpoint Community Church, lions International, the American Legion, and Pioneers of Alaska. He enjoyed hunting, photography, flower gardening and gold panning.

He was predeceased by his parents; a grandchild; several sisters, brothers, nephews, and nieces.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Nancy (Hastings) Steeves, of Vassalboro; children, “Alan Steeves, Bobby Raynes, Mark Steeves and wife Jeanmarie, Trilby Post, Noreen Skillman and husband Dan, Jay Sturm, and Joe Sturm; three sisters, Ruth Kyte, Priscilla Lundevahl, and Alaide Hopper and husband James; two brothers, Wayne Steeves and wife Carla, and Leslie Steeves, 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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: Temple Academy, 60 West River Rd., Waterville ME 04901.

DOROTHY GARDINER

UNITY––Dorothy (Dot) Gardiner, 85, of Unity, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Dorothy was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Clifton Doughty and Mildred Janvrin, on November 26, 1931.

On May 13, 1948, Dot married Maurice Gardiner. They were married for 57 years prior to his passing in 2005. They were Connecticut residents for 30 years and moved back to Maine in 1988. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, quilting, finding a bargain at tag sales, and cheering for the Boston Red Sox.

She was predeceased by her sister Mildred (Raven) Brown.

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Laura Preli, Mark Gardiner and wife Patricia, of Connecticut, John Gardiner, of Maine, Matthew Gardiner and husband Hal Beattie, of Florida; grandchildren, Christopher and wife Tammy McCue, Eric and wife Dallas McCue, both of Maine, Karin McCue and partner Jodie Dube, Cherise Ball, Luke, Daniel, Ben and wife Megan, Timothy, and Krista Gardiner, all of Connecticut, Julia and Zachary Gardiner, of Florida. She also leaves 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; four brothers, Clifton, Linwood, Ralph and Emerson Doughty; two sisters Nancy (Kitty) Doughty and Linda Rollerson; and many nieces and nephews.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ALICE M. MANN, 70, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Locally, she is survived by children Dan Moore, of Whitefield, Dwayne Moore, of Windsor, Tina Moore, of Augusta, and Colleen Blanchette, of Windsor; a sister, Shirley Buck, of Jefferson.

STEPHEN G. WEYMOUTH, 60, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following a battle with lung cancer. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Jennifer Richards and husband Lee, of Whitefield.

ALEXANDER W. MOULTON, 80, of Pittston, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Sherry Boudreau, of Windsor, and grandson Joshua Boudreau, of Pittston.

DAVID A. CUNNINGHAM, 62, of Gray, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, following an extended illness. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Robert W. Cunningham Jr., of Windsor.

SYLVIA M. MARSTON, 77, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Maine General Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, she is survived by a grandson, Jeremy Kalloch and wife Lisa, of Whitefield.

CHARLES W. OLIVER, 98, of Canaan, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Locally, he is survived by children Donna Cookson, of Benton, and Debra Jean and Peter Re Jr., of Oakland.

SHIRLEY A. DAMREN, 91, of Belgrade, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by son Peter Damren and wife Karen, of Belgrade, and daughters Mary Hammond and husband Donald, of Belgrade, and Patricia Brown and husband Roger, of Oakland.

DOLLIS C. JONES, 74, of Waldoboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, she is survived by a son Mark Jones, of Vassalboro; and sister Darlene Cropley, of Windsor.

RICHARD L. MAIN, of Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the VA Hospital, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Locally, he is survived by brothers Bertram Sylvester Main and wife Doris, sister Joan Bucknam, all of Oakland, and brother Daniel McCaslin and wife Betty, of Winslow.

JAMIE R. LOVETT, 29, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, following a long battle with depression and bipolar illness. Locally, she is survived by her parents, Deanna Works and husband Dwayne, of Oakland, and a sister, Sadie Works, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENTS

GERARD E. LOUBIER, 89, of Suffield, Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at River’s Watch, in Suffield, three days after the passing of his wife, Therese. He was born in Beauceville, Québec, Canada, on January 13, 1928, but was raised in Waterville, moving to Enfield, Connecticut, in 1955. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Lucien Loubier and wife Anita, of Winslow, and sisters-in-law, Betty Loubier, of Winslow, and Jackie Vigue, of Waterville.

WALDO H. COVELL, 84, of Orono, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Orono. Wally served as the successsor to John Winkin as head baseball coach at Colby College, in Waterville, from 1974 – 1984, and was an assistant coach on the 2006 Class A state championship Lawrence High School football team, in Fairfield. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Schari Roy and husband Michael, of Waterville.

Obituaries, June 8, 2017

JOAN A. BARROWS

WINSLOW––Joan Anita (Masse) Barrows, 85, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was born in Winslow, May 9, 1931, to Joseph Cyrille Masse and Adele (Laliberte) Masse.
Joan was the head cheerleader at Winslow High. After high school, she met and instantly fell in love with Paul Barrows, who happened to be the star basketball player from rival high school Waterville High. They were married for 18 years until his passing in 1971. Together they had three daughters, Deborah Culpovich, Jody Panarelli and Kelly Barrows-Botero.

Joan, a resident of Maine her whole life, also enjoyed spending time with her family all over New England, often visiting her brother Arthur Masse in Connecticut, or taking in a Red Sox game with the grandkids in Boston. She also made many trips to the West Coast where she would visit her sister, Dolores “Lou” Norton, or spend Christmases in the mountains of Park City, Utah, with her family, and her long time companion, Ron Webber.

Joan had nine grandchildren: Alexandra Juarez-Aleksieienko, Amanda Champagne-Meadows, Abby Champagne, Chris Panarelli, Emilio Botero, Samuel Botero, Nico Panarelli, Megan Panarelli, and Daphne Botero.

SHAWN M. FENNELL

ALBION––Shawn Michael Fennell, 46, passed away in Vista, California, on Friday, May 19, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Waterville on November 22, 1970, the son of Wayne and Sandy Fennell, but moved to Albion shortly after.

He attended Albion Elementary, where he played many sports, but really excelled at football where later he was an outstanding defensive tackle for the Lawrence Bulldogs, in Fairfield, all through high school. His lifelong dream was to be a Marine, so he left for boot camp at Parris Island in July 1989. His duty stations included: New River, North Carolina, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Okinawa, Japan, Quantico, Virginia, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Vienna, Austria, Vladivostok, Russia, Fort Leonard Wood for a second time, Camp Pendleton, California, and Kandahar, Afghanistan.
During his military service, Shawn was in the following military occupations specialties: motor transport, Marine Embassy Guard and Military Police.

After 22 years and attaining the rank of gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corp. it was time to retire. Shawn had a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, but decided to pursue another degree in respiratory therapy. He loved living in Vista, California, where he had many friends and was passionate about working out and being healthy. Shawn loved his daughter, Sydney, very much and was able to spend time with her in December of last year. His life was filled with many adventures all over the world and influenced many other people that he met.

Surviving Shawn are his parents, Wayne and Sandy Fennell; daughter Sydney Fennell; brothers, Chad and Derek; sister-in-law, Monica; nephews Conner, Nicholas, Evan and Kamren; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island #300, Topsham ME 04086.

RUTH F. COTE

WATERVILLE––Ruth Cuthbertson Ferland Cote, 90, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center. Ruth was born in Winslow on April 17, 1927, the only child of James Nelson Cuthbertson and Ruth Allen Cuthbertson.

Ruth graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1944, and was involved in their scholarship program. She worked as a medical secretary for many years until her retirement from Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center.

Ruth had a passion for reading and always had many books within reach. She was an avid knitter and crocheter, and her children and grandchildren were blessed to have received her beautiful afghans. Ruth greatly enjoyed the Belfast camp retreat which was held yearly by Moonlight Bay at Lakewood.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Albert “Pete” Ferland; and two grandsons, Joshua Moss and Nathan Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Cote; children: Elizabeth Ferland, Virginia Allen (James), Sarah Cunningham (Lloyd), Peter Ferland (Beth), and Paul Ferland (Sherry); her stepchildren: Thomas Cote, Angela Davis, Emily McDonald (Charles), and Beth Ferland (Peter); 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901, or The Moonlight Bay, Camp Program, Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 200 KMD, Waterville ME 04901.

DONALD F. MASSEY

WINSLOW––Donald Francis Massey, 85, of Winslow, passed away at Oak Grove Nursing Home, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Donald was born on February 16, 1932, in Waterville, the youngest child of Louis and Mary Anne (Thibodeau) Massey.

Don graduated froom Waterville High School in 1951, where he excelled as an athlete in football, basketball and baseball. After graduating high school, Don enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1952 to 1956 and then became a Korean War veteran.

On September 21, 1957, Don married the former Patricia Gagne. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Don worked at Houle’s Plumbing and Heating, in Waterville, where he began his career. He then worked at Keyes Fibre mill in Waterville, from where he retired in 1991.

During his younger years as a father, Don was dedicated to spending as much time as possible with his family. He was an excellent little league coach as well as an umpire. He also spent each winter flooding the neighborhood basketball court so neighborhood children could ice skate. Don also enjoyed spending time and creating memories with his family at their camp on Moosehead Lake.

Once retired, Don spent a lot of his time helping out family and friends, as he was always doing things for others. He helped raise his grandchildren. He could always be found at his brother’s establishment, Steve’s Restaurant, or sitting out in front of his garage, waving to each person who went by. He became a self-taught carpenter in his retirement, crafting beautiful pieces of furniture for both family and friends.

Don was predeceased by his parents; sons Bruce and Michael Massey; brothers Nelson, Joseph, Edward “Pee Wee”, Alfred, George and Steve; sisters Irene Brown and Rita Wetzler; half-sister Margaret Stewart; half-brothers John and Leo Gaudet; and son-in-law Todd Labbe.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia; daughter Brenda Massey-Labbe; son Todd Massey and wife Cheryl; grandchildren Brittney Massey-Labbe, Kurt Massey, Brian Massey and Kayla Massey; sister-in-law Bernadette Massey; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice Volunteers, of Waterville Area, 304 Upper Main Street, Waterville ME 04901.

ROBERT H. REED

FAIRFIELD CENTER––Robert H. Reed, 91, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the U.S. VA Medical Center at Togus. He was born in Gardiner on May 23, 1926, the son of Harold and Ethlyn (Morrill) Reed.

Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, in Oakland; worked at Togus; and retired from the VA  Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Robert lived many years in Tennessee. He was a member of the Masons for over 30 years.

He was predeceased by his wife Betty in 2014; two sisters, Leila Luce and Maxine Gallagher; and two brothers, Edmund and Tom Reed.

Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Noel, of Sidney; a sister, Laura Stevens, of Oakland; and several nieces and nephews.

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

R. ALLAN WENZEL

WEEKS MILLS––R. Allan “Al” Wenzel, 74, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a long illness. He was born in Friant, California, on March 6, 1943, a son of the late William L. and Ella B. (Hamann) Wenzel.

Mr. Wenzel was a US Navy veteran and was a 50-year member of the American Legion and served as post commander on both coasts.

He had been employed by Digital Equipment Corp. and Lohman Animal Health for many years.

Al would take vacation time every year in order to work the Chicken Bar-B-Q at the Windsor Fair, which he did for many years. He also served as a volunteer fireman for many years at the Weeks Mills fire department.

Mr. Wenzel was predeceased by three brothers, Wilber, Lauren and Paul Wenzel and three sisters, Letha Jenks, Bernice Chancellor and Caryl Turl.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda L. (Haskell) Wenzel, of China; two sons, Timothy A. Wenzel, of Madera, California and Adam L.Wenzel and wife Linda, of Clovis, California; a daughter, Yvonne J. Meek and husband Loren, of Exeter, California; three brothers, Wayne Wenzel and wife Jean, of Clovis, California, Roy Wenzel and wife Karen, of Marysville, Washington and James Wenzel and wife Linda, of Camarillo, California; two sisters, Louise Oppelt, of Brookings, South Dakota, and Ila Alford, of Placentia, California; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor ME.

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

BRENDA J. FOSTER

BENTON – Brenda Jane (Holt) Foster, 68, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, from complication related to cancer. She was born November 5, 1948, in Waterville, to Sumner and Josie Holt.

She is survived by her longtime love of her life, Robert (Bobby) Bergeron; sons, Robin Foster and his wife Jocelyn Young, Eric Foster and his wife Lynda and her daughter Angie Foster; as well as three grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor and Austin Foster.

Brenda was extremely proud of her dad’s military service and his participation in World War II in the South Pacific, where he was injured by gunfire. She was deeply patriotic and rarely seen without her American flag pin on her shirt.

Brenda worked at Klearview Manor, in Fairfield, for nearly 40 years in the laundry before recently retiring. She worked tirelessly with great pride to ensure all the residents looked their best. Everyone knew when Brenda was on lunch break when the smell of her burned toast she loved so much permeated Klearview’s hallways.

Brenda loved reading, keeping track of the weather, thunderstorms, and tending her beautiful flower gardens. She loved every chance she could get to go to the beach, ocean, mountains, or “up north.”

She enjoyed jamming to her favorite band, U2; and shared two wonderful trips with her daughter to see U2 perform live.

She got great pleasure in the wild songbirds, hummingbirds, crows, squirrels, deer, woodchucks and raccoon families who frequented her well-stocked feeders for years. She loved all her kitties that came in and out of her life.

She especially enjoyed her many adventures through the years all over Maine and beyond with her daughter Angie.

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

SHARON PLATO

CHINA – Sharon Plato, 61, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, following a three-year battle with cancer. Sharon was born on May 22, 1956, in Augusta, the third child of Alton and Eleanor Williams.

She was predeceased by her father and a younger brother, Clinton Williams.

Sharon is survived by her mother, her husband and soul mate of over 43 years, Eric ‘Rick’ Plato, of South China; siblings Wesley Williams and his wife Chris, of Bucksport, Gail St. Hilaire, of Bradenton, Florida, Dale Williams and his wife Lisa, of Bowdoin, and Jeremy Williams and his wife Lydia, of Readfield; her best friend of 46 years, Sharon Dunn, of Readfield; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations in memory of Sharon Plato can be made to: MaineGeneral Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME, 04903-0828 or online at www.mainegeneral.org/hospice.

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

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

DONALD B. SHORES SR.

OAKLAND ­– Donald B. Shores, Sr., a resident of Oakland and Fairfield Center, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Maine General Medical Center, in Augusta, following weeks of battling cancer and treatment complications. He was born on September 13, 1940, in Albion, the son of the late Erlon N. Sr. and Gladys (Brawn) Shores, and graduated from Besse High School in 1960.

Donald co-owned and operated with his sons, Shores Dairy Farm, from 1982 until retiring in April 2016. He loved his family, cows and cats. He cared for his friends and was always helping a stranger.

He was not a man of many words, saying he loved or cared about you, but he showed you through phone calls, giving unexpected gifts, remembering all his children and grandchildren on their birthdays and Christmas. He would drop off candy, flowers or gifts to those he wanted to show his appreciation. He kept his promises and was a man who made a difference in the lives he left behind.

He had fond memories and stories of his years working for Woolworth Estate, in Monmouth, for 12 years as herdsman and in their gardens/greenhouse until 1972. He moved his family to Fairfield to work for Tozier Farm, before purchasing his own dairy farm. He loved driving old beat-up looking white pick-ups. Bail-a twine and duct tape were his tools of choice. His truck cab was always full of his possessions and bags of cat food ­– this did not stop him from picking up a hitchhiker, and only his great-grandchildren liked to ride with him.

He is survived by his children, Jolene McPhetres, of Sangerville; Richard and Cheryl Shores, of Canaan, and their children Katie and Tyler; Deanna and David Proulx, of Oakland, and their children David E. and Brittany, and their children, Bailey and Brooklynn; and David T. and Betsy, of Oakland, and their children Dallas and Samantha; the mother of his children, and business partner, Judy Shores; Linda Daigle, of Fairfield Center, and her children Lisa, Larrisa, Laura, Larry and their families; brothers, Manley Shores, Amasa and Danny, all of Albion; Allen, of Winslow; and Erlon Jr., of Waterville; sisters, Louise Bellows, and Gloria and Ron Gregory, all of Winslow; sister-in-law, Lois Shores, of Albion; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; son, Donald (Chip) Shores Jr. in 2015; stepmother, Beverly; brothers, Dale, Herbert, and Frederick; great-grandson, Bryce; and his beloved cat, Bozie (Smidge).

Children: David E. and Brittany, and their children, Bailey and Brooklynn; and David T. and Betsy, of Oakland, and their children Dallas and Samantha; the mother of his children, and business partner, Judy Shores; Linda Daigle, of Fairfield Center, and her children Lisa, Larrisa, Laura, Larry and their families; brothers, Manley Shores, Amasa and Danny, all of Albion; Allen, of Winslow; and Erlon Jr., of Waterville; sisters, Louise Bellows, and Gloria and Ron Gregory, all of Winslow; sister-in-law, Lois Shores, of Albion; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; son, Donald (Chip) Shores Jr. in 2015; stepmother, Beverly; brothers, Dale, Herbert, and Frederick; great-grandson, Bryce; and his beloved cat, Bozie (Smidge).

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Obituaries, Week of June 1, 2017

HOWARD R. WILSON

VASSALBORO – Howard R. Wilson, 81, of Vassalboro, passed away Thursday May 11, 2017, at the Togus VA Pallative Care Unit, in Augusta. Howard was born on August 10,1935, in Augusta, to his parents Lew A. Wilson and Rena (Barrows) Wilson.

He attended Cony High School for a while and then joined the U.S. Air Force where he earned his GED and graduated courses for jet bomber mechanic. He received the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal as well as earning the rank of First Class Airman A/C-1.

While serving he met and married the former Dorothy A. Holm, and they had eight children together .

During the course of his life he worked various positions – a heat treat operator at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, in Middletown, Connecticut, jet mechanic, and multiple laboring positions over the years and then retired after many years of service from Cives Steel, in Augusta.

He loved fishing, boating, hunting and gardening (he had quite a green thumb). He loved to lawn sale, pick fiddleheads, and putter with his tractor and various projects. He loved to feed his wild animals – birds, squirrels, raccoons. He spent many an hour fixing their food.

He was predeceased by his wife Donna M. (Tweedie) Wilson; his parents; and first wife Dorothy.

He is survived by his eight children, Julie White and husband Keith, Gerald Wilson and wife Brenda, Robert Wilson, Guy Wilson, Suzanne Dudley, Clay Wilson, Stacey Wilson and wife Renee, Lisa Emery and husband Don; his two sisters, Judith Ashby, Jane Johnson and his brother Stanley Wilson; multiple stepchildren; and numerous grandchildren.

LYNETTE W. SIMS

VASSALBORO – Lynnette (Weston) Sims, “Lynnie,” passed away peacefully at her home, in Vassalboro, on May 20, 2017, following a courageous battle with ALS. She was born November 16, 1961, in Augusta.

She also lived in Hallowell, Coopers Mills, Waterville and Vassalboro.

She was predeceased by her mother Isabelle (Lincoln), her father Hubert Weston, and her brothers Douglas and Martin Weston.

She is survived by her husband and best friend, John Sims, of Vassalboro; her daughter Jacinth Allard, her husband Zachary, and grandson Mason, of China; her son Thomas Sims and his wife Asia Alexis-Sims, and expected baby, of Waterville; her mother-in-law Jean Sims; her sisters, Donna, Joyce, and Christine; along with cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Lynnette was a graduate of Erskine Academy Class of 1980.

Lynnette was employed at L.L.Bean for over 15 years. Lynnie grew up riding and training horses, and loved telling stories of trail rides she took, while ringing bells to warn off bears. She loved to dance, and won numerous competitions in her “hey-day.”

She was an active participant at her children’s school, volunteering baked goods, assisting teachers, helping with field trips, and being a Girl Scout leader for numerous years.

Lynnie’s biggest joy in life was her family. She loved spending time and causing trouble with her sisters: a mysteriously epic outhouse fire, a few pumpkins wandering off, and numerous late night giggle sessions with cousins and a famous “talent.” She supported her husband’s fishing addiction while reading romance novels in the canoe.

ROBERTA J. McPHETERS

FAIRFIELD – Roberta (Bobbie) Joyce McPheters, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Bobbie was born in Waterville on June 10, 1935, to Madeline Dunn.

She graduated from Waterville High School.

Bobbie worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for a few different companies over the years. After retirement she often told wonderful, detailed stories about her experiences and the people she worked with at North Street Dairy, Sterns Department Store and Bill’s Tire Company, all in Waterville.

She married Mark McPheters in 1955 and they were married 62 years. At recent family weddings they easily won the generation dances. Throughout the years Bobbie was a member of various organizations and volunteered her time for Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Fairfield Woman’s Club, The First Baptist Church, in Waterville, and as a Fairfield town ballot clerk. All who knew Bobbie knew that what made her the most happy was working on her endless knitting, sewing, paper crafts projects and reading books. A shopping trip to Yard Goods Cent4er, in Waterville, was her favorite activity. Her little known paintings and charcoal drawings are also treasured by family.

Bobbie is remembered for her generosity, determination, patience, willingness to listen, common sense advice and her wit.

She is survived by her husband Mark McPheters; her son Mark McPheters II and his wife Lynn of Richmond, her daughter Mary Scanlon and her husband Neil of Bethel; her sister Mary Merrick and her husband Jimmy of Fairfield; her beloved nieces, Barbara Guimond and Lenette MacDonald and their families; her loving grandchildren Kaitlin Hilchey, Benjamin McPheters, Cody-Ann Scanlon and Cassidy Scanlon; and great grandchildren Sophie Harbaugh and Jolene McPheters.

MARK V. GOLDEN

OAKLAND – Mark Vincent Golden, 58, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Gray Birch Long Term Care, in Augusta. Mark was born on November 2, 1958, to Dorothea Cunningham Golden.

He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Eugene Sipowicz. Mark attended school in Hallowell and Readfield and was among the first class to graduate at Maranacook High School in 1977.

He received a scholarship at graduation and attended Texas Bible College, in Texas. While in Texas he was employed at the Johnson Space Center. When he returned to Maine he followed his dream and started his own business as a landscaper and became a licensed master arborist. For 30 years Mark left his “golden touch” in every county except Aroostook. In 2012, Mark was proud to have completed his A.S. degree in Theology through correspondence courses.

Mark has always been an avid Red Sox fan. He even caught a fly ball at Fenway Park and players autographed it after the game.

He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothea Sipowicz, stepfather, Eugene Sipowicz; and brother-in-law Donald Carleton.

Mark is survived by his sons Derek Baker and Jesse Baker, of Randolph, and daughter Markayla Morris, of Skowhegan; his sisters and brothers, Judy Carleton, John (Wayne) Golden, Paul Golden, Carollee Robinson, Karen O’Brien, and Gale Hasenfus as well as several nieces and nephews.

STORMY A. GUZZO

BENTON – Stormy Angel Guzzo, 17, of Benton, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, as the result of a tragic automobile accident. She was born in Waterville on October 3, 1999, the daughter of Lori Tozier and Raymond Guzzo.

She attended Lawrence High School, Dean Baker Academy.

Stormy was employed at her dad’s wood lot as a crew chief and wood cutter. She was also a winger for Fairfield PAL hockey and participated in the Christian Dutch Reformed Church, in Newport.

Stormy enjoyed all types of music, going fishing, hunting, and trapping, working on her Cummings Diesel, and was an excellent photographer, taking photos of all the above and beautiful photos of sunsets and scenery.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Herbert and Rose Tozier and Anthony and Louise Guzzo.

Stormy will be greatly missed by her mother and stepfather, Lori Tozier and Jeffrey Maitland, of Benton, her father and his significant other, Raymond Guzzo and Donna Ward, of Benton; her brothers, Steven Guzzo, of Newburg, New York, Anthony Guzzo, of Middletown, New York Thomas Tozier, of Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Hunter Guzzo, of Benton; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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

THERESA F. HARRISON

ALBION – Theresa F. Harrison, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Albion. She was born in Wilton on April 6, 1930, the daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Costello.

She married Augustus Harrison and the couple shared over 50 years of marriage until his passing.

Theresa retired from C.F. Hathaway Co., in Waterville, following 47 years of dedicated service.

Her greatest joy was when she was with family and friends. Theresa enjoyed many summers on Unity Pond, lobster and clam cookouts (where she always made sure there was plenty to eat), and she truly loved her cats and any other cats that would wonder over to her door. She was also a big New England sports fan.

She and her husband also enjoyed their weekly adventure of following harness racing throughout the state. Theresa always wanted to drive to Florida and see the sights. Her son Greg made that happen; she loved the view through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Poconos, and while in Florida, she enjoyed her thrift shops, yard sales, flea markets, and of course the warm weather.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, John Harrison, her daughter, Brenda Rich. her son-in-law, Roger Rich; her brothers, Stanley and Edward Costello, and her sisters, Helen Sylvester, Celia Hunt, and Jenny Bessey.

Theresa will be sadly missed by her sons, Mike Harrison, of Winslow, Steven Harrison and his wife Jennifer, and Greg Harrison and his wife Arlene, all of Albion; 13 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

JOHN W. SHORT JR.

FAIRFIELD – John W. Short Sr., 75, passed away in Waterville on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. John Short was born on March 23, 1942, in Fairfield, the son of Frederick H. Short Sr. and Ethel B. (Towle) Short.

He was a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1961 and went into the Army National Guard where he was stationed in West Point, New York.

John’s teenage years were spent with the pedal to the metal as a teenager doing timed street racing in Florida.

John was a proud ironworker and master welder of Local #496, working throughout the state of Maine. In later years, he went on to drive milk truck for the late Butch Clark of Clark Milk Transport out of Canaan.

He was a member of the NRA, American Legion, Elks Lodge and attended the East Benton Christian Church.

John was a life-long, avid sportsman and believed hunting and fishing was more than just a sport, it was a lifestyle where quality family time and cherished memories could be made. He truly lived up to Maine’s saying, “Maine, the way life should be.” It is agreed by all, that some of the fondest family memories was time spent camping at Cathedral Pines, in Eustis.

John was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Joan (Letourneau) Short of 42 years; son Frederick H. Short IV; and friend, Pat Deblois.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Dixon) Short; his children, Dana J. Short, Debra Short, widow to the late Fred Short, Tina and David Newell, John and Ali Short, and David A. Short; his brother, Mike Bowman; his grandchildren, Dave Newell II and his fiancé, Nicole Gagnon, Katie-Lyn and husband Josh Lund, John J. Short and his fiancé, Dana Germain, Brian L. Short and his wife, Brittany, Trisha and Katrina Morey, Theresa and Matt Stowe, Jessica Morey; and many great-grandchildren.

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

SANDRA J. LANGUET

BENTON – Sandra J. Languet, 66, of Benton, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Sandra was born in Hart­ford, Conn­ecticut, on February 21, 1951, to Phildora Boulett and Wentworth Carr.

Sandra was retired, but previously worked at the Senator and Keyes Fibre.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Arnold Corson.

She is survived by her daughter, Barrett J. Benedict; her grandchildren, Leighton J. Benedict and Logan K. Benedict; her brothers, Delmont Corson and Richard Carr; and her nieces and nephews.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DANIEL A. HAWES, 69, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home. He was born September 25, 1947, in Waterville, the son of the late Mark A. Proctor and the late Anita E. (Parady) Violette. Locally, he is survived by daughters Sheri LaVerdiere and husband Bryant, and Kelly LaChance, all of Fairfield; three sons, Randy Hawes, of Waterville, Daniel Hawes and wife Tonia, and Jerry Hawes, all of Fairfield. Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral and HomeCare and Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828.

FORMER RESIDENT

MURIEL P. FRYE, 92, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Mennonite Home, in Lancaster. She lived in Waterville for many years with her husband Miles P. Frye on Bartlett Street. She went to school at the University of Maine and got her bachelor’s degree, and went on to get a masters degree at the New York School of Social Work. Not many women of her generation went on to an advanced degree. She became involved in many organizations volunteering her time to include the Home for the Mentally Retarded, was President of the Woman’s Garden Club, became a member of the school board for the Watervile local school system, and was a director at the Sunset Home. Her crowning achievement was becoming an advocate for the local technical college, Kennebec Valley Community College, helping them to get enough funding to build an entirely new campus and grow exponentially. Her assistance was rewarded with a building being named after her which to this day is called The Muriel P. Frye building. Muriel had two children, daughter Rebecca Frye Marin whose husband is Dan Marin, and son Andrew Miles Frye whose wife is Gladys Frye. She had three grandchildren, granddaughter Stephanie Purnell whose husband is Kevin Purnell II, granddaughter Andrea Frye and grandson Miles Reed Frye. She also was fortunate enough to have two great-grandchildren, Brynn Purnell and Korbin Purnell. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Obituaries, Week of May 25, 2017

KATHLEEN A. COMER

FAIRFIELD––Kathleen Anne Grant Comer, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Kathy was born on June 29, 1949, to Linwood Grant and Eunice Grant Scott.

She grew up in Oakland where she graduated from Williams High School. Kathy had a variety of careers during her life including working as a certified Nursing Assistant at Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, seamstress at C.F. Hathaway Co., in Waterville, and a monitor for Maine Security and Survellance.

Kathy moved to San Mateo, California, with her husband, William E. Comer, in 1978, where they lived for seven years. There she worked in the central headquarters of Baskin Robbins and as a claim adjustor for New York Life Insurance Co. She also worked for New Hampshire Life Insurance Co. when she returned to Maine.

Kathy was a member of the Red Hat Society and MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835 in Winslow. She loved to cook and watched Food Network daily. Kathy had a kind and loving heart and her greatest joy was found by spending time with family and friends. She formed a special bond with her great-niece Asiah Wilmot, of Jefferson, and her niece Sara McCaslin and her son Caleb, of Winslow.

Kathy was predeceased by her parents; and younger brother Kevin W. Scott Sr.

She is survived by her brother David Grand and his wife Wanda, of Oakland; sisters Linda Libby, of Sidney, Betsy Doyon, of Oakland, Rebecca Klaiber, of Otisfield, Lisa Scott, of Jefferson; several nieces,; nephews; cousins; and her stepfather, Walter Scott, of Winslow.

At Kathy’s request there will be no service.

Memorial contributions can be made to: The Thayer dialysis unit: Dialysis Clinic Inc., 149 North St., Waterville ME 04901.

HOWARD R. WILSON

VASSALBORO––Howard R. Wilson, 81, of Vassalboro, passed away Thursday May ll, 2017, at the Togus VA Pallative Care Unit, in Augusta. Howard was born on August 10, 1935, in Augusta, to his parents Lew A. Wilson and Rena (Barrows) Wilson.

He attended Cony High School for a while and then joined the Air Force where he earned his GED and graduated courses for jet bomber mechanic. He received the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal as well as earning the rank of First Class Airman A/C 1.

While serving in the Air Force he met and married Dorothy A. (Holm) Wilson and they had eight children together.

During the course of his life he worked various positions––a heat treat operator at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, in Middletown, Connecticut, jet mechanic, and multiple laboring positions over the years and then retired after many years of service at Cives Steel, Augusta.

He loved fishing, boating, hunting and gardening (he had quite a green thumb). He loved to lawn sale, pick fiddleheads, and putter with his tractor and various projects. He enjoyed feeding his wild animals––birds, squirrels, and racoons.

He was predeceased by his wife Donna M. (Tweedie) Wilson; his parents; and first wife Dorothy.

He is survived by his eight children, Julie White and husband Keith, Gerald Wilson and wife Brenda, Robert Wilson, Guy Wilson, Suzanne Dudley, Clay Wilson, Stacey Wilson and wife Renee, Lisa Emery and husband Don; two sisters, Judith Ashby, and Jane Johnson; brother Stanley Wilson; multiple stepchildren; and numerous grandchildren.

PAUL L. LEASK

WHITEFIELD––Paul L. Leask, 69, of Whitefield, passed away at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was born in Dresden on October 20, 1947, to parents Glendon and Althena (Lilly) Leask.

Paul was a pipe fitter at Bath Iron Works and also worked at Gardiner Feed for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and tinkering with anything mechanical. He liked spending time with his family telling stories and sharing his famous mince meat pie.

Paul was predeceased by his parents; and three sisters, Emily, Marylou, and Penny.

Paul is survived by Alice (Butler) Leask, his wife of 36 years; son Paul Leask; daughter Bonnie Ouellette; and son-in-law, Rob Ouellette, all of Auburn. He is also survived by three stepchildren, Taffy, Kim, and Bill; brothers, Warren Leask and wife Sally, of Patten, and Merle Leask and wife Marcia, of Dresden; granddaughters, Heather, Natasha, and Kayla; and one great-granddaughter, Aria.

LENORA B. TUTTLE

OAKLAND––Lenora B. Tuttle, 86, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Oak Grove Living Center, in Waterville. She was born in Oakland on March 5, 1931, the daughter of Harry and Velma (Thomas) Bickford.

Lenora worked in a Connecticut shoe shop, Hathaway Shirt Factory, Clinton Canning Factory and for the Messalonskee High School as a baker.

Lenora lived many years in Clinton where she was a member of the Clinton Grange. She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was predeceased by her husband Mervin Sr.; daughter Cheryl Tuttle; brothers, Blynn, Thomas, and Kenneth Bickford; sisters Berlene Bickford, Arminta Williams and Annie Bickford.

Surviving are a son Mervin Tuttle Jr. and wife Sally, of Clinton; grandson Mervin Tuttle III and wife Jeanne, of Fairfield, California; great-grandchildren Aiden and Andrew Tuttle; brothers Gary and John Bickford, both of Oakland, and Lawrence Bickford, of Belgrade; sisters Thelma O’Neal and Leatrice Grevois, both of Oakland, and Charlene Houle, of Belgrade; many nieces and nephews.

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

REV. JOHN D. FENLASON

OAKLAND––Rev. John D. Fenlason, 78, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. Rev. John was born on April 20, 1939, in Waterville, to Ralph and Madeline Fenlason.

He lived in Oakland most of his life and graduated from Williams High School in 1957 with honors.

Rev. John marred the former Esther R. DePeter, of Portland in 1958. He had many jobs as he worked at an auto body shop for seven years, Scott Paper Company, he drove a school bus for 15 years, he was a substitute teacher at the Mid-Maine Vocational Center, in Waterville, for 10 years, but what he was most proud of was the two churches that he started in the area.

Rev. John was the founder of the Pentecostal Church of Faith along with his wife and children in 1979. He had resigned from Scott Paper Co. to spend more time working for the church and the young people within the church. He continued to pastor the church until fall of 2004 when the church was turned over to Vineyard Ministries.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Rev. John is survived by his wife Esther; daughter Doreen Demarest and husband Michael, of Lisbon; son Kevin and wife Dianne, of Winthrop; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

WILLIAM J. EGOLD

NORTH VASSAL­BORO – William James Egold, age 5, of Main Street, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, as the result of a boating accident in Vassalboro. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 2, 2012, to Mollie K. Egold.
William was a member of Church Hill Baptist Church of Augusta.

Survivors include his mother, Mollie K. Egold, of North Vassalboro; his maternal grandmother Frances Egold, of Knoxville, Tennessee; his Mamaw and Papaw Martha and Robert Collins, of Augusta; and several aunts and uncles, of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

VIOLETTE M. MEADER, 88, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by sisters Gloria Lewis, of Benton, and Lorette Claire, of Winslow; brothers Harold “Pete” Michaud and Van Michaud, both of Winslow.

PENELOPE M. RAFUSE, 71, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, of natural causes. Locally, she is survived by a son, Bill Rafuse and wife Emily Mitchell, of Vassalboro.

EUGENE L. BILODEAU, 66, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at MaineGeneral Long Term Care-Graybirch, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, Lee Bilodeau, of Oakland.

FRED E. DUDLEY, 89, of Sidney, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, following a short illness. Locally, she is survived by daughters Carol Brann and husband Dennis, of Vassalboro, and Linda Graham and Esther Dudley, both of Waterville.

FORMER RESIDENTS

RAYMOND E. WARD, 92, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born in North Vassalboro on October 8, 1924, the son of Willis and Lizzie Ward. He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China. He would spend his summer with his families in his home in China. Following his retirement, he spent longer periods of time.

CONSTANCE PAUL, 93, of Augusta, formerly of Vassalboro, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, following a short illness. She formerly worked at Deschaine’s Market, in North Vassalboro. Locally, she is survived by a son, Timothy Paul and wife Diane, of Palermo, and daughter Hope Souther, of Whitefield.

Obituaries, Week of May 18, 2017

CARMEN B. WELCH

WINSLOW––Carmen Begin Welch, 69, of Winslow, passed away at home Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born in Lewiston, the daughter of Leopold and Yvette Begin.

Carmen graduated from Lewiston High School, and then went on to earn an associate degree from Bliss College as the first in her family to obtain a college education. She started her working career in Lewiston at Central Maine Power Co. and worked a number of years at SAPPI’s Somerset Mill, in Hinckley, in the purchasing department. She then spent many years at International Paper, Augusta, (Woodlands Division) in the human resources department. After graduating with a bachelor of science in business administration from Husson College, in Bangor, she was promoted to human resources manager. Carmen was an asset in her role at IP, as her ability to communicate in fluent French was helpful with some of the border regions where she worked. When IP closed the Northeast Division, she then finished her human resource career at the state of Maine, Natural Resources Service Center, retiring in 2012 after 30 years of service in human resources.

Carmen married Robert Welch in 1972, in Lewiston, and resided in Winslow for 40 years. Carmen loved music, particularly playing the lap steel guitar, a joy perfected since the age of eight years old. She also played acoustic guitar, harmonica, ukulele and piano, all self-taught. She played music with her family and as part of a group on weekly visits to nursing homes. She also enjoyed spending summers on the lake with family, painting, wood carving and gardening. She could do anything to which she put her mind. She loved animals, especially cats, and traveling near and far with her family and friends.

Carmen was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be remembered for her kind and beautiful heart, witty sense of humor, and exceptional musical and artistic talents. She was quick with a kind word or joke, and was always conscious of the wellbeing of others. Carmen was a communicant at St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow.

Carmen is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Welch; two sons Eric Welch and Daniel Welch; daughter Kristine Welch Taylor; her two brothers Larry Begin and Conrad Begin; two sisters Anne (Begin) Tetreault and Claire (Begin) Amero; two grandsons, Brodee and Beckett Welch; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations be made to: St John Catholic School, 15 South Garand St., Winslow ME 04901.

BARBARA A. LEIGHTON

FAIRFIELD––Barbara Ann Appleton Leighton, 83, of Fairfield, passed away, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at home. Barbara was born January 3, 1934, in Barre, Vermont, to Vivian Lillian Cleora Dodge Appleton and William Raymond Appleton.

She grew up in West Newbury, Vermont, and graduated high school among a class of only nine students. She attended University of Vermont School of Nursing, where she graduated with a B.S.N. in 1956. Barbara worked in pediatric nursing at hospitals in California, New York, and Waterville, including Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, U.C.L.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, and Sisters Hospital in Waterville from 1956 until 1971, and taught nursing from 1972 until her retirement in 1978.

Barbara married Franklin Milo Leighton on April 14, 1963. The couple moved to Fairfield where they raised their sons and lived the rest of their lives. Barbara was a dedicated, creative, innovative mother and grandmother, and encouraged her sons to explore any subject that interested them. From Judo to football, and rock collecting to meteorology, she found inventive ways to encourage her sons to have the curiosity and courage to try new things. She was always attentive and supportive of her boys, their children, and their friends.

Barbara enjoyed many artistic activities, including painting, jewelry making, and even tried her hand at scrimshaw. Her favorite hobby was cooking, and she had a great passion for trying new recipes.

Barbara was very generous, and often gave away pieces of jewelry she had made, and shared her recipes and was delighted to feed family and friends at every opportunity. If you met her you left with piece of jewelry, a recipe, a full heart and a full belly. No one who met her was ever the same; she taught us all things we will keep with us all our lives. She made everyone feel special.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Franklin Milo Leighton and her aunt, Bettina Prior, of Wallingford, Connecticut.

She is survived by sons, Scott Franklin Leighton, of Clinton, and Marc Raymond Leighton and his wife, Tina, of Fairfield; and four grandchildren, Kyle, Zachary, Scott, and Kaylie.

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

Memorial donation may be made to: American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta ME 04330.

JOHN SCATES

PALERMO – John Scates, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. He was born in Palermo on November 5, 1927, to the late Clifford E. and Laura R. (Bourassa) Scates.

John was a graduate of Erskine Academy, in China, class of 1946. The next morning, he left for the Air Force. He took his first training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. He went to Biloxi, Mississippi, for A&E mechanics school. He spent service time in California then left from Washing­ton State for Alaska on a ship that was built at Bath Iron Works. That always meant a lot to him. He was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as Kodiak and the Aleutian Islands. He was crew chief on an H 5 Sikorsky helicopter in the Air and Sea Rescue Unit. Upon his father’s death back in Maine in January 1949, John was transferred to Westover Air Force Base, in Massachusetts. His position there was fueling the bombers in support of the Berlin Airlift in Germany. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in June 1949.

In 1950, John married the former Jeannette A. Wood. They have been married 66 glorious years.

John worked at Densmore Store, in Branch Mills, North Vassalboro, Woolen Mill and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in the experimental testing unit in East Hartford, Connecticut. Upon his return to Maine in 1956, he worked at Hallowell and Webb in Augusta and for the state of Maine, Department of Transportation as a mechanic, retiring in 1982.

John will be remembered for his love of family, kindness, and gentleness to all young people. He loved music, singing, playing his guitar, the Windsor Historical Society, hunting, fishing, attending Palermo Christian Church, camping, the Red Sox, gardening, eating out and a hot cup of coffee from Tobey’s Grocery. Anyone who knew him knew he was a great joke teller. He anxiously awaited each issue of the Reader’s Digest for fresh material.

John was predeceased by his sister, Juanita Rines, her husband Joseph and a nephew Jack Rines.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeannette (Wood) Scates; his children: Kerry and Deborah Scates, Rudy Scates and AJ Dinkins, Linda and Tom Vigue and Dennis and Tracy Scates. seven grandchildren: Derek and Liz Scates, Jennie and Steve Williams, Andrew and Renée Scates, Sarah and Steve Finley, Brian Vigue, Peter Misiura, Cassie Scates and Shyler Scates; three great-grandchildren: Katherine, Steven and Victoria Williams; brother-in-law Allen Wood and his wife Gloria; a nephew Joseph Rines and wife Mary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the youth program of the Palermo Christian Church, c/o Phil Hubbard, Youth Pastor, PO Box 150, Palermo, ME, 04354.

Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor, ME.

OTHERS DEPARTED

NORMA F. SAWYER, 95, of Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Harold Frost and wife Therese, of Waterville.

AMELIA D. ALCOTT, 97, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a grandson, Christopher Alcott and wife Christina, of Windsor.

CHERYL CORLISS, 59, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, following a four-year battle with cancer. Locally, she is survived by a brother Robert Grover, of Waterville.

BETTY J. SILLANPAA, 83, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Shirley Allen, of Windsor.

LU ANN E. BOLSTER, 62, of Mercer, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, following a brave battle with lung cancer. Locally, she is survived by children Misty Bowman, of Winslow, Nathan Bustard and wife Lynn, of Benton, and Amy Crommett and husband Craig, of Albion; siblings-in-law, Larry Bolster and wife Kathy, of Benton, Sheena Bolster, and Mark Bolster, both of Burnham.

VIOLETTE M. MEADER, 88, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by siblings Gloria Lewis, of Benton, Lorette Clair, Harold “Pete” Michaud and Van Michaud, all of Winslow.

LOCAL TIES

REV. MONSIGNOR ROBERT G. LAVOIE, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Manor, in Portland. The Monsignor served for 12 years at St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow. Following his retirement in 2007, he resided at Mount St. Joseph Home, in Waterville. During his retirement he helped out with weekend Masses in many area churches.

Obituaries, Week of May 11, 2017

DANIEL L. SAWLIVICH

SOUTH CHINA––Daniel Sawlivich, 61, of South China, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, in his home following a short period of declining health. He was born on May 20, 1955, in Waterville, the youngest child of Victor and Lorette Sawlivich.

Daniel attended Waterville Schools. He married the former Tina Labbe on December 3, 1982. Dan worked many different labor trades throughout his life but spent the majority of his time, 31 years, working as a supervisor at Mid-State Machine, in  Winslow. Dan was an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing most of all. Much of his free time was spent “Upta Camp” at his home away from home.

Dan was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Lorette Sawlivich; and a granddaughter, Teagen Partridge.

He is survived by his wife, Tina, of China; son Jason Plante, of Benton, son Rikki Plante and husband Luther Harvey, of Worcester, Massachusetts; daughter Jessica Sawlivich, of China; granddaughter Brianne Plante, of Albion; sister Cindy Huard and husband Ricky, of Benton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Condolences can be sent to Dan’s family at 115 Bog Brook Rd., China ME 04358.

ELLSWORTH E. DAMON

WHITEFIELD––Ellsworth (Ellie) Ernest Damon, of Whitefield, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at Togus Hospice. Ellie was born in Greenville, October 5, 1921, to Ernest and Orpha Damon.

When Ellie was a very young child the family moved to the Thayer Road in Whitefield to the house that he called home for the next 90 years. Ellie was an avid gardener and the homestead flourished under his care. He grew apples, plums, blueberries, grapes and a huge garden. His root cellar was always full and the shelves in the basement were well stocked with his preserves. Ellie took pride in growing what he ate, and he loved to eat!

Ellie served his country in the army during WWII. He deployed to the European Theater until the war ended and was in the Army of Occupation after the war. He served in an armored car division as gunner and radio operator.

After the war Ellie went to work in Alaska where he first learned to fly. Ellie continued to fly for many years and owned a Piper J3 that he flew all over the state, landing in fields and snowfields as he never had a pilot’s license. He kept his plane in Dresden at the airfield of the “Flying Farmer” with whom he was great friends.

After his time in Alaska, Ellie worked various jobs, working in the woods and lumber mills, and working for Potters Pots, in Whitefield, making lobster pots. He continued to work in the woods cutting his own firewood his entire life. He was always a few years ahead on firewood and said that it was the key to a long life. At 92 he could still be found out in the woods with his John Deere B and Stihl chainsaw, head down doing what he loved.

Ellie joined the Masons in 1950 and had been a member of the Riverside Lodge #135 in Jefferson for more than 65 years.

In the late 1950s he went to work at the then young Baxter State Park where he worked as the ranger at South Branch Pond. He lived and worked at South Branch for 12 years. He helped cut some of the early trails in the park and there is still a trail there that bears his name.

After leaving Baxter, he worked on the Maine Central Railroad in Rockland where he ran the entire railroad yard. He ran the office, did maintenance on the trains, cleaned cars, greased couplings, you name it, he did it. He worked at the railroad until his retirement.

After retirement Ellie devoted the rest of his long life to the things he truly loved: working in the garden, cutting firewood for himself and others, taking hunting and fishing trips with family and friends. He had many connections around the state and loved to go on road trips with his camper. He was always invited on a moose hunt because he was a great cook as well as great outdoorsman. He loved company and always had visitors, when you visited Ellie there was always someone there with him on the porch or in the living room.

Ellie is survived by his extensive family.

FRANCES L. GOULD

WHITEFIELD­­––Frances Lula (Brann) Gould, 86, of Whitefield, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. She was born in Windsor on June 12 1930, a daughter of Delbert Brann Sr. and Inez R. (Sproul) Brann.

Frances graduated from Erskine Academy and was a proud alumnus, class of 1947.

She worked at GTE Sylvania and retired in 1988.

She was predeceased by her parents; daughters, Sally Russell and Greta Robbins; grandsons, Mark and Donald Russell; and siblings, Austin Brann, Delbert Brann Jr., Marsha Farrington, and Nina Aho.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Donald, of Whitefield; son, Dennis and wife Debbie, of Whitefield; brother, Freeman Brann, of Houston, Texas; sister, Betty Lou
Crocker, of Coopers Mills; grandsons, Daryl Russell and wife Marie Hellene, of Newport, North Carolina, Lane Gould and wife Jessie, of Augusta, and Lucas Gould and partner Logan Hinkley, of Whitefield; great-grandchildren, Kayleen, Kaley, Maya, Ellie and Blake; niece, Dawn Spoden, of China, as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

OTHERS DEPARTED

PATRICK S. SMITH, 53, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from cancer, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Pauline Smith, of Vassalboro, and brothers Arnold P. Smith Jr. and companion Mona Allen, Troy C. Smith, and aunt Rosemay Rowe, all of Vassalboro.

FRANK LIZZOTTE JR., 89, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Oak Grove Nursing Hoe, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by his children Steven Lizzotte and wife Judy, Danny Lizzotte and wife Linda, and Jeffery Lizzotte, all of Winslow, George Lizzotte and wife LeeAnn, of Sidney, and Paula Grenier, of Fairfield; and daughters-in-law, Sandy Lizzotte, of Waterville, and Roxanne Lizzotte, of China.

JANE D. CIANCHETTE, 63, of Pittsfield, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, following a courageous fight with cancer. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Darcy Latham, of Winslow.

MARIE A. PELLETIER, 77, of Canaan, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Locally, she is survived by granddaughter Hilary Pelletier and husband Ryan, of South China.

SADIE M. GAGNE, 92, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. She had been a member of MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, in Winslow. Locally, she is surbvived by sons, Raymond Gagne, of Waterville, Robert Gagne and wife Jan, of Oakland, and Rodney Gagne, of Waterville, and one daughter Patricia Keyes and husband Dana, of Skowhegan.

Obituaries, Week of May 4, 2017

IRENE A. POTTER

WHITEFIELD––Irene Adell Potter, 82, passed away in her sleep Sunday, April 23, 2017. Irene was born on June 15 , 1934, in Readfield Depot, to Ruth and Wesley Adell.

She graduated from Kents Hill School in 1953.

Irene worked for many years at HP Hood, the Readfield Town Office, and retired from Mitchell and Davis law firm in 1997.

Irene and her husband, Jack Clarke, owned and operated Clarke Transport from the mid 1970s until the early 1990s with Jack’s untimely passing in 1981 from cancer.

Irene married Hubert Potter, her high school sweetheart, in 1999. They enjoyed many years together gardening, attending car shows and spending time with family and friends until Hubert’s passing in 2008. In her later years, Irene enjoyed watching the many birds and squirrels at her window birdfeeder, the deer, turkeys and even the ground hogs that lived on her property. She was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, enjoyed knitting and watching “her shows” and loved her beautiful flower gardens, especially the garden she had planted in honor of her aunt Mildred.

Irene is survived by her son, Wayne Whitman and his wife, Kim, of Readfield; sister, Evelyn Potter, of Readfield; nieces Sandi Potter Clarke and Dale Potter Clarke; stepdaughter, Tonya Ballard and husband Tom, of Morrill; stepson, Dorian Potter; grandchildren, Laura and Justin Lamport, Jake, Sam and Hannah Whitman, Michael Ballard and Meghan Pittis; as well as two great-granddaughters.

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

GERALDINE R. BRACKETT

SOUTH CHINA–––Geraldine Richardson Brackett, 92, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at home in South China. She was born October 7, 1924, in North Monmouth, the first of five daughters of Jesse A. and Evelyn Jordan Richardson.

Gerry graduated from North Monmouth Academy and received her B.S. degree in teaching from Farmington State Teachers College. Teaching was her passion and she touched the lives of many young people during her 47 year career.

She started teaching in a one room school house in Sandy River Plantation, taught many grades in Rangeley and Auburn and finished at Weare Baptist Christian School after her official retirement.

She married Reynold C. Brackett (Pen) on July 12, 1946, and together they had three children, Nancy, Mark and Hope. One of their greatest sorrows was the loss of Nancy too early in 1976. They resided in Rangeley until their retirement when they moved to their dream home in Henniker, New Hampshire. They were happily married for 44 years until Pen’s death in July, 1990. At 73, she built a new home she loved in Loudon, New Hampshire, where she lived until she moved to South China to be with her daughter.

Wherever Gerry lived she made wonderful lasting friendships from work, church and other organizations. She was caring and generous with her time and resources. She would offer her home for Bible studies, meals and gatherings. Many had the opportunity to taste her fabulous cooking.

She had many interests including cooking, gardening and traveling whenever she had the opportunity. She especially loved trips with family in their camper. She loved the ocean, lighthouses, loons, cardinals and flowers. Gerry had a strong faith and was very active in church activities in each community in which she lived. She was a member of the Rangeley Free Baptist church, the Weare Baptist Church and the Landmark Baptist Church, in Loudon. She volunteered for the John O. Cates van in Loudon, New Hampshire, where she made a difference by assisting with transporting local residents. She was a life-long member of the NEA & ßßMEA teachers associations. In her retirement she enjoyed the Loudon Young at Heart group and had many happy memories of their excursions and events.

Gerry was predeceased by her husband Pen; daughter Nancy Dunham; sisters, Janice Doyan, Jean Brackett and Pauline Gove.

She will be sadly missed by her son Mark and wife Anne and children Zachary, Bethany, Nancy and Taylor, of Pembroke, New Hampshire; daughter Hope and husband Nelson Pendexter, of South China, and their children, Rebecca Viola and husband Joe, of Gardiner, Katrina Herrick and husband Charlie, of Damriscotta and Crystal Scott and husband Gary, of Monmouth; grandson Cliff Dunham and wife Maghean and daughter Erin, of Topsham; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one grand-niece; sister JoAnne Ricker, of Waterville.

A graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley, on June 10 at 1:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at Parkside and Main in downtown Rangeley.

DEBRA–JO JACQUES

FAIRFIELD––Debra-Jo “Deb” (Levesque) Jacques, 56, of Fairfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Maine­General Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born July 23, 1960, in Waterville, the daughter of David and Lillian (Lagueux) Levesque.

She owned and operated her own business for 10 years, Tweetie’s Nest Day Care, as she loved kids.

Deb loved the outdoors and going camping and fishing with her husband, siblings, and friends. She loved people and would always make herself available to them in times of need. Deb was a great cook and loved to make special dishes for her husband and family.

She was predeceased by her father, David Levesque; father-in-law, Richard Jacques; and mother-in-law, Germaine (Michaud) Jacques.

Deb is survived by her husband of 21 years, Mark Jacques, of Fairfield; two sons, Alex Jacques, of Fairfield, and David Fredette, of St. Lucie, Florida; daughter, Heather Boccella, of Austin, Texas; several grandchildren; mother, Lillian (Lagueux) Levesque, of Ft. Meyers, Florida; sisters, Rhonda Levesque, of Fairfield, and Lori (Levesque) Perry and husband Dick, of Estero, Florida; brother Mark Levesque and wife Chantal, of Scarborough; five brothers-in-law, Stewart Jacques and wife Elaine, of Sidney, David Jacques and wife Patricia, of Sidney, Dan Jacques, of Waterville, Raymond Jacques and wife Vicki, of Waterville, and Patrick Jacques and wife Lisa, of Sidney; sister-in-law Paula Dennis and partner Dan McNeal, of Waterville; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Waterville Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville ME 04901.­

OTHERS DEPARTED

ELIZABETH J. NICKERSON, 78, of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Glenridge Living Long Term Care Facility, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Main and husband Larry, and stepson Frank Nickerson and wife Trina, all of Fairfield.

WILLIAM P. ROUNDS, 78, of New Bern, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2017. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Mary Lee Rounds and husband Charles, of Albion.

Obituaries, Week of April 27, 2017

JOSEPH A. LIZOTTE

FAIRFIELD––Joseph Albert Lizotte, 75, passed away in Zephyrhills, Florida, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, following a brief illness. Joseph was born in Waterville, on September 24, 1941, the only child of Albert J. Lizotte and Marie (Clementine) Bolduc Lizotte.

Joseph attended Winslow High School, graduating on June 9, 1960. Immediately following graduation, Joseph enlisted in the United States Air Force, stationed in Alaska as a freight traffic specialist. He was honorably discharged on September 12, 1963, shortly after his transfer to Dow Air Force Base, Bangor.

He held many different jobs in the Waterville/Winslow area, to include delivery driver for Harris Bakery, mill worker for both Keyes Fibre and Scott Paper Co., and finally engineer for the Maine Central Railroad Company, a job he held until his retirement in 1996.

He enjoyed many different hobbies, including camping and ice fishing. He was a member of a local bowling league and he was an avid cribbage player. He really loved traveling, and after his retirement, spent 12 winters in Florida to enjoy the warmer weather.

While in Florida, he enjoyed playing shuffleboard with his park friends, earning a championship trophy. Joseph was a wonderful cook, spending many holidays entertaining for his family and friends. It didn’t take long for the members of his local church in Florida to notice his cooking abilities, as he began volunteering for the church suppers each Friday night. His spaghetti with meat sauce and shepherd’s pie were quite a hit. Joseph also enjoyed experiencing many eateries with his wife, working on his computer with his grandson, helping to build his daughter’s house, attending his granddaughter’s sporting events, and watching all the New England sports teams.

He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Marie Lizotte.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Lizotte, of Fairfield; son Alton Lizotte and wife Lisa, of Bay Minette, Alabama; son Dennis Lizotte and wife Karen, of Biddeford; and daughter Heather Johnson and husband Jeremiah, of Clinton; five grandchildren: Gary Lizotte, Samantha LaBrecque, and Gage, Jazmin and Jorja Johnson; and two great-grandchildren: Ethan and Olivia LaBrecque; one sister-in-law, Patricia Marquis, of Garland; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

To share condolences, memories and tributes with his family, visit: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

THEODORA A. CHAYKOWSKY

NORTH VASSAL­BORO –– Theodora Anne Chaykowsky, 71, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Jackson, Tennessee. Most people knew her as Teddi. She was born May 3, 1945, the daughter of Daniel and Theresa Spaulding.

She was a nurse’s aide for several years. She cared for the elderly with so much love. Her last job was a dispatcher for Elite Taxi, in Waterville.

She enjoyed collecting anything related to elephants, making crafts, and doing craft fairs At one time she owned and operated a craft shop, The Rocking Chair, in North Vassalboro. She also enjoyed movies and TV: John Wayne, MacGyver, Walker Texas Ranger, Murder She Wrote, Westerns, and then some.

After retiring, she moved south to Lexington, Tennessee, to be closer to her daughter.

She was a loving, giving person and would do anything for anyone, and anything to get a smile on your face.

She is survived by her husband James Chaykowsky, of 37 years; three children, Steven Fitzgerald, retired Marine of 15 years, and wife Helena, of Galesburg, Illinois; Kathleen Charles, of Lexington, Tennessee, and Theresa C. Fitzgerald Williford and husband Chris, of Lexington, Tennessee; brother Lebanon Spaulding and wife Betty, of Winslow; sister Maryjane Hunt and husband Royden, of Island Falls; and three grandchildren, Ricky, Kimber, and Luke.

ROBERT F. O’REILLY

WINSLOW––Robert Francis O’Reilly, 51, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born in the Bronx, New York, on June 4, 1965.

He was the son of the late Dorothea Hurley O’Reilly and James J. O’Reilly, formerly of Bronx, New York and Morrisville, Pennsylvania. He was the father of Kathryn O’Reilly, of Husson University, in Bangor, brother of James O’Reilly with Sherry McCullough; Eva O’Reilly Wagner, wife of Peter Wagner uncle of Phoebe and Heron Wagner, Oisin McCullough and Seamus O’Reilly.

Robert was a welder and member of the International Brotherhood of boilermakers.

Bob’s father, Robert Owens, died before Bob was born. His mother, Dorothea, was 19 at the time. Fortunately Bob developed a close bond with his father’s immediate family, Jimmy, Geraldine, Stephen, Karen, Sean and cousin John Owens and Karen’s husband Richard Bertolacci who all acted as guides throughout his life. Dorothea married Jim O’Reilly, who adopted Bob and loved him as much as the children who followed, Jimmy and Eva. Unfortunately, Jim died when Bobby was 11 years old. Although Bob suffered a lot of loss early in life, he had an enormous family of aunts and uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.

Bobby graduated from the community School, in Camden, a place where he learned many life and survival skills and met people who would shape his life forever. He served honorable in the U.S. Marine Corp.

In 1998, he fathered a daughters, Kathryn Rose O’Reilly, with Jody Lambert. Katie remained the love of his life. They were a team to his final day.

Bob loved each and every one in his family with a loyalty that was unmatched and all those who encountered Bob knew this to be true.

Bob was loved by many for his generosity, sense of humor and courage. He was a fabulous cook, he loved music, and he took great care of his mother during her long battle cancer.

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

ARTHUR D. SYLVAIN

WINSLOW––Arthur D. Sylvain, 92, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Waterville. He was born in North Anson on February 8, 1925, son of Paul and Homerine C. (Michaud) Sylvain.

Arthur was raised in Skowhegan and graduated from Skowhegan Senior High School, class of 1943.

He immediately entered the Army Air Corp serving in the European Theater and received an honorable discharge in 1946. Arthur worked in the construction field for 45 years as a supervisor of construction with Sanders Construction Corp., Industrial, Inc., and Consolidated Construction & Builders, Inc. Most of his work was at paper mills and power plants around the Northern New England States.

Arthur was a life member of the Waterville Elks Lodge #905, Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, Waterville and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8835, Winslow.

He was predeceased by his parents; and wife, Emily M. (Parent) Sylvain on November 27, 2011.

Arthur is survived by one son, David Sylvain and wife Jane, of Lincolnville; two daughters Cynthia Gilbert and husband Gary, of Winslow, and Denise Carpenter and husband Jeffrey, of Largo, Florida; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers, Theresa, of Leesburg, Florida, Albertine, of Hinckley, Annette Boardman, of Madison, Ernest, of Rochester, New Hampshire, and Paul, of Skowhegan.

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

Memorial donations my be made to: MaineGeneral Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.

MARJORIE E. STARBIRD

FAIRFIELD––Marjorie Edna Starbird, 58, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born on November 16, 1958, to Carl and Marion Adams, in Island Falls, and married her husband of 39 years, Philip Earl Starbird Jr., on August 27, 1977.

To know Marjorie was to love her. She rarely raised her voice in anger and never held a grudge if someone were to upset her. She was quick to forgive and just as quick to forget, all the while keeping a smile on her face. She wore that smile even in the toughest or darkest of times and was a shining example of how a person should treat other people in life. She didn’t care who a person was on the outside or what they did behind closed doors, she loved everybody the same just as she knew Jesus would.

Marjorie loved animals of all kinds, but had a special place in her heart for horses, dogs, and cats.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Carlene Ginter and Carol Sholler.

She is survived by her husband Philip; daughter, Tiffany Marie Starbird, son, Eric Michael Starbird and wife Samantha; sisters, Joan White and Marilyn Burpee; brothers, Carl Adams and Kilburn “Kippy” Adams; many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.

RUTH V. FREDETTE

WINSLOW––Ruth V. Fredette, 90, of Winslow, died Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born in Waterville on Decem­ber 7, 1926, the daughter of Gustave and Eva (Boulette) Veilleux.

She was educated at St. Francis de Sales School, in Waterville, and graduated from the Academy of St. Joseph, in South Berwick, on June 17, 1944, and The New England Institute of Mortuary Science, in Boston, in 1947. She and her husband bought Veilleux Funeral Home in 1962, which they owned and operated until retiring in 1997. She was active in the parish and a Euchristic Minister for many years. She and her husband both joined The Maine Funeral Directors Association in 1953. Ruth was the oldest licensed lady Funeral Director in Maine.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband Edward; her parents; sister Lorraine Rousseau and her husband Francis; brother Germain John Veilleux and wife Jacquiline.

She is survived by her two sons, Paul Fredette and wife Shari, of Pemaquid, John Fredette, of Winslow; two grandchildren, Jessica McQuillan, of Waterville; Jeremy Fredette, of Albany; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Jolicouer, of Waterville, and Oliver Fredette, of Albany.

Memorial donations may be made to: Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver St., Waterville ME 04901.

FERN C. CLARK

SOMERVILLE––Fern Collins Clark, 87, of the Hewett Road, passed away at home, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, following a brief illness. She was born December 20, 1929, in Gardiner, the daughter of Evelyn and Bertie Collins.

Fern had a love for animals. She enjoyed ceramics, knitting and sewing, often making gifts for family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter; son Leo; and several siblings.

She is survived by her sons, Andy, of Somerville, Matthew, of Thomasville, North Carolina, David, of Augusta, and Roger, of Windsor; daughters Rose Jackson and Laura Castle, both of Whitefield; sisters, Angie Strand, of Washington, Pauline Castle, of Augusta, and Jeanette LeClaire; brother, Larry Collins, of Greene; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

DOUGLAS TYLER

WINDSOR––Douglas Tyler, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born October 15, 1942, the son of Manley and Helen Tyler.

Douglas graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1961, and went on to the Wentworth Institute of Technology. After graduation, he joined the Navy. He worked for the Maine department of parks and recreation for 30+ years before retiring in 2007.

He was a longtime member of the Gardiner American Legion where he enjoyed marching in the color guard during parades, and Gardiner Eagles. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting trips to the Allagash, camping, exploring Downeast Maine, playing pool, his dogs and pets, and always a good cigar and Manhattan. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Marianne; sons, Ian and Shawn; grandchildren, Mitchell, Charlotte, Kayla and Brady; brother Greg and his wife Judy; nephews, John and Jeff Tyler; grandnieces, and nephews.

Memorial donations may be sent to: Maine Veterans Home, Attn: Melanie Bridges, 320 Cony Rd., Augusta ME 04330.

RENALD J. LACHANCE

WINSLOW––Renald Joseph Lachance, 85, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center, in Yarmouth, following a brief illness. He was born in Waterville on August 31, 1931, the son of Gustave and Alexina Lachance.

He attended Winslow schools and began working as a millwright at Huhtamaki (Keyes Fibre) retiring in 1992 after 27 years of employment. Ren enjoyed woodworking and was very gifted in varied forms of carpentry. He will be remembered for his love of family and music, as well as his sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Reginald and Leon; his sister Adrienne; and nephew Dana Lachance.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marlene Veilleux Lachance; two daughters, Linda and Larry Hamlin and Terri and David Althenn, all of Waterville; four grandchildren, Holly (Hamlin) Carpenter and Brent Carpenter, Darcy (Hamlin) Gurney and partner Chris Sears and her two children, Jordan and Jayden Gurney, and their father, Doug Gurney, Jason and “Samantha Evans and their two children, Michael and Alysa, and Jamie and Amy Evans and their son Connor; a sister, Annette and Ernie Bake, of Winslow; sister-in-law, June Lachance, of Arizona; stepchildren Brenda and Scott Paquet, of Portland, and their son Marc and Renee Paquet, of Stockton, California, Melissa Duval, of Scarborough, Diane and Jeff Paquette and their daughters Elizabeth and Hannah, of Durham, New Hampshire, and John and Joanne Ducal and their daughters Stephanie and Courtney and fiance Sam Butler, of Biddeford; first wife, Beatrice Giroux, of Waterville; cousin, Roland and Colette Lachance, of Winslow; Nieces, as well as many, many cousins from Canada, Maine and Connecticut.

Memorial donations may be made to the: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Rt. One, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074, or Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center, Dementia Unit, 370 Portland Street, Yarmouth ME 04096.

Obituaries, Week of April 20, 2017

JANE A. CORMIER

FAIRFIELD––Jane Arlene (Cunha) Cormier, 56, of Fairfield, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Jane was born on September 21, 1960, in Lynn, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of four.
Jane had a strong personality and a bright smile that could light up a room. She was an avid reader and a formidable triva opponent, an engaging teller of jokes and stories.

Jane loved all animals, even bats, and she was loved by them in return (except the bat––it bit her). She fell in love with the Maine wilderness and spent much of her time hiking, camping, and foraging. She considered herself fortunate to have escaped the city and was always grateful for the wild beauty of Maine that she was able to experience.

She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Ruth (Martin) Cunha.

She leaves behind Bill Annis, her partner of 20 years, and his family, Bill and Jane Annis, who were like parents to Jane, and Lisa (Annis) Hood, whom Jane considered a sister. Jane is also survived by her daughter, Angela Agganis; her brother Joseph Cunha; sisters Sandy (Cunha) Chadwick and Diane (Cunha) Agganis; and three stepsons, David, Jason and Matthew Annis.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion of Fairfield.

JEANNETTE CARON

WINSLOW––Jeannette “Junn” Caron, 86, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Junn was born on March 23, 1931, in Madison, the youngest of three daughters, to Marcien and Melina Cormier.

She attended and graduated from Mount Merci Academy in Waterville, along with her sisters Bernadette and Yvonne. She went on to attend Thomas College and Colby College, both in Waterville.

On January 2, 1954, she married Richard “Duke” Caron, of Waterville. They were married 55 years before Duke passed away from cancer in 2009.

Junn stayed home to raise their three children, Lynn, Ray and Cathy, and once they were in school she started teaching at Notre Dame Catholic School, in Waterville, and taught for many years. She was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville, for many years.

In 1971, the family moved to Winslow, where she began working at Laverdiere’s Drug Store office in Winslow, and became members of the St. John Catholic Church family, in Winslow.

She is warmly remembered for her volunteer work for the St. John Parish Christmas Fairs where she made wreaths and many delicious baked goods and her famous tourtiere pies. For many years she also baby sat children during some of the masses and loved reading to them.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Heather; and her sisters, Yvonne Packard and Bernadette “Bunny” Jutras. Junn is survived by her three children, Lynn Caron and her husband, John Scofield, of Orono, Ray Caron and his wife Holly, of Winslow, and Catherine Nadeau and her husband Bob, of Winslow; grandchildren, Marci and Connor Scofield, Katelyn Caron Wheeler, James Nadeau, and Vicki Nadeau.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow.

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

PAULA P. GRAY

EAST VASSALBORO––Paula Paoletti Gray, 64, of East Vassalboro, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She was born in Bangor, on September 17, 1952, to Martha (Pelkey) and Raymond Paoletti, of East Millinocket.

She was a longtime employee of both L.L. Bean and North Country Rivers, but most people in East Vassalboro will remember her from her many years working at the town’s corner store and local post office.

She always enjoyed engaging with her customers, learning a little about their lives, and bringing a little extra joy to their days.

She was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Gary. Together they had three children: Jeremy, of East Vassalboro, Joshua, of Oakland, California, and Erin, of East Vassalboro, who survive her. She is also survived by her four siblings, Stephen and his wife Ann, of Costa Mesa, California, Karen and husband Mickey, of Hudson, New Hampshire, Thomas and wife Ellen, of Gilford, Connecticut, and Frankie and his husband Jim, of Phoenix, Arizona; her mother-in-law Prudence; sister-in-law Lynne; brother-in-law Doug; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.

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

The family asks that you consider contributing monetarily to help with medical expenses.

JEFFREY T. MCCORMICK

WHITEFIELD––Jeffrey T. McCormick, 43, passed away on April 8, 2017.

Jeff was an honest, quiet, kind, sincere, and private man. His incredible sense of humor made many people smile and laugh which he was always quick to do himself. It was the sparkle in his eyes and the sound of his voice that will never be forgotten. He was never one in a million, but one of a kind.

Jeff was recently predeceased by his mother, Lillian.

He is survived by his father, Richard; Bobbi, his girlfriend of 15 years; sisters Kelly and Becky; and nieces and nephews Gavin, Ava, Ellie, and Tucker.

Jeff gave the world 43 years and leaves it changed for the better through everyone he came in contact with. Please remember the sparkle in his eyes.

JOHN J. SHAW

FAIRFIELD––John J. Shaw died on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). John was born in Anaconda, Montana, to Dorothy and Conde Shaw; but he found his true home when his father bought The Big Chief Motel, in Missoula, Montana. He spent most of his younger years there.

John became a journeyman sheetmetal worker in 1970 as a member of Local Union No. 103. After years of perfecting his craft, he became an installation supervisor for paper machine air systems, first for Midland Ross and then for Enerquin Air. His profession took him to many parts of the United States, Canada, and Australia.

After retirement, he pursued the things he enjoyed most. He was a talented craftsman who could do anything he put his mind to. He spent his time remodeling, grilling, working with stained glass, feeding the birds, and becoming a first class househusband.

John was predeceased by his mother and father and his sister Connie Morasch.

He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Debra Knese; his brother Michael Shaw and wife Joni Harder; sister Mary Hyde and husband Terry; his sisters and brothers-in-law Shirley and Bruce Weis and Karen and David Schoenberg, and sister-in-law Mary Pramann; along with many nieces and nephews.

NORMAN B. QUIRION

WINSLOW––Norman B. Quirion, 85, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Lakewood Manor, in Waterville. He was born in Winslow, on November 1, 1931, the son of Josephat and Hanna (Veilleux) Quirion.
Norman was a Winslow High School graduate and attended classes at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He was a former police officer and detective working for the ßWaterville Police Department for over 18 years, and also worked briefly as an officer for the Winslow Police Department.

He was a 3rd Degree member of Holy Spirit Council #13486 Knights of Columbus, of Waterville.

Norman was predeceased by his first wife, Geraldine (Dionne) Quirion, in 2004; his son, Stephen P. Quirion, in 2010; two brothers, Robert and Gerard Quirion; a sister, Viola Quirion; and his two mothers-in-law, Adele Dionne and Harriet Morris.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary Louise (Morris) Tremblay, of Winslow; two sons, Daniel Quirion and wife Lynda, of Winslow, and Timothy Quirion and wife Cheryl, of Randolph; two daughters, Terry Ann Hebert and husband Richard, of Fairfield, and Patricia Young and husband Michael, of Presque Isle; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Tremblay, of Virginia; his grandchildren, Amy and Matthew Alaimo, Matthew and Racheal Ceban, Bradley and Kaitland, of Canada, Allison Young, of Massachusetts, Justin Quirion, of Winslow, Jared Quirion and companion Mallorrie Nadeau, and Trevor Quirion and Marisa Quirion, both of Randolph; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Quirion, of Virginia; and one sister, Collette Lachance, of Winslow.

There will be no public visiting hours. A Mass o f Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Notre Dame Church in Waterville. Committal prayers and burial will be in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Waterville, with a luncheon to follow at Notre Dame church hall.

Condolences may be expressed and guest book signed at: www.gallantfh.com.

Donations in his memory can be sent to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough ME 04074.

DOROTHY A. BURNS

SOUTH CHINA––Dorothy A. Burns, 81, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at her home following a long illness. She was born in Augusta on January 30, 1936, the daughter of the late Noble and Mabel G. (Grier) Rodgers.

Mrs. Burns attended Augusta schools, and attended St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church for many years.

She had been employed by Statler Tissue for 17 years and later she was a self-employed house cleaner. Previously, she worked at Yale Motor Inn in Connecticut.

Dot enjoyed riding motorcycles, country music, custom automobile shows and was a regular at Denny’s where she could be found in booth 24.

Mrs. Burns was predeceased by three brothers, Kenny and Bobby Rodgers and Raymond Watts; and two sisters Gladys Libby and Marie Provencal.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John S. Burns, of South China; a son, Dave E. Hunt Sr., of Wallingford, Connecticut; a daughter, Cheryl E. Hunt, of Goffstown, New Hampshire; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Those who desire may make donations in Dorothy’s memory to: Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta ME 04330.

OTHERS DEPARTED

RICHARD E. FREEMAN SR., 91, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, Richard E. Freeman Jr. and partner Martha Seligman, of South China.

GORDON R. SHERMAN, 67, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. Locally, he is survived by grandchildren Aurora and Connor Sherman, of Albion.

MARY C. BRADBURY, 87, of Buxton, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by son, Richard Bradbury of Weeks Mills.

BOB RAYMOND, 72, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. Locally, he is survived by a son, Daniel Raymond, of Windsor.

LEAH M. COLEMAN, 94, of Bath, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Arlene M. Strahan and husband Roy, of Winslow.

SCOTT W. BALLARD, 75, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, William Ballard and wife Carrie, of Liberty.

MARIE DESCHAINE, 75, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medidcal Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a son, Stephen Deschaine and wife Kerri, of Winslow, and a sister, Charlene Turgeon and husband Wilfred, of Winslow.

CAROLE A. CLEMENTS, 74, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter, Angela Pietroski and husband Andrew, of Windsor.

PAULINE A. THOMPSON, 82, of Chelsea, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by sons Durward E. Thompson Jr. and companion Debbie, of Windsor, and Peter Thompson and companion Susie, of Vassalboro.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARJORIE E. FREEMAN, 96, of Rockland, passed away at the Woodland Center, in Rockland. She was born in Jefferson on December 3, 1920, the daughter of Elmer and Hazel (Black) Orff. She grew up in Jeffereson, attended Jefferson Grade School, and graduated from Waldoboro High School. Locally, she is survived by three brothers, Lincoln Orff, Robert Orff and Rodney Orff, all of Jefferson.

LOCAL TIES

MAURICE G. FORTIN, 73, of Scarborough, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, following a two-year battle with cancer. Maurice served as director of pharmacy at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital, in Waterville, until 1985. While residing in the area, he performed with the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen, a barbershop chorus.