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.
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.
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.