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.
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.
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.
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.
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.