Obituaries, Week of April 19, 2018

LANCE J. ANDERSON

WINSLOW––Lance John Anderson, 71, of Winslow, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Powell, Tenne­ssee. Lance was on vacation with his wife, when he succumbed to pneumonia due to respiratory ailments that had been challenging him for years. Lance was born on February 18, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Alverne Stanley Anderson and Winifred (Beckett) Anderson.

His family moved to Maine in 1952 eventually settling in East Vassalboro. Lance graduated from Waterville High School, in 1967, and graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1971. He worked in the Merchant Marines for over 30 years ultimately becoming a chief engineer. For several years he worked in paper mills in Berlin, New Hampshire and Lincoln and Rumford

Lance had a great love for animals, duck and bird hunting, R. C. planes, photography, and music. He also enjoyed driving up North to camp and boating on China Lake. On weekend mornings, for many years, he could be found drinking coffee down at Freddie’s Garage, in East Vassalboro. He had a life-long admiration for aviation that he inherited from his father. Upon retirement, he achieved his dream of building an airplane and obtaining his pilot’s license-an accomplishment that brought him great pride when he was able to filmy his wife and children over the great state of Maine. Lance was a member of Vassalboro Lodge No. 0054 AFT & AM.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane; one daughter Lisa and husband John Costanza, of Bolton, Massachusetts; one son, Eric Anderson and his wife Julia Page, of Brooklyn, New York; one sister Karen and her husband James Dunbar, of Winslow; two grandsons Nicholas and Garrison Constanzo; on granddaughter Sadie Page; brothers-in-law Ronald Michaud and wife Geraldine, of Waterville, Reginald Michaud and wife Marilyn, of Smithfield, and James Michaud and wife Cheryl, of Westbrook; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to Lance’s graveside service and celebration of life, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Saint Francis Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville, at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to the reception immediately following at Centerpoint Community Church, 155 West River Rd., Waterville. In the event of rain, the service will be at Centerpoint Community Church.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider making a donation to the Humane Society Waterville Area.

JAMES D. THOMSON

OAKLAND – James D. Thomson died suddenly on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Florida Hospital, in Zephyrhills, Florida. James was born April 7, 1943, to Shirley L (Brann) and James A. Thomson Jr. in Waterville.

Jim was raised in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1962. He and Mary Ann married in 1963. He was a man of many trades. Jim worked for Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, for 27 years. He had worked his way up to the materials and supplies supervisor by the time he retired. Jim and Mary Ann then bought The Blueberry Shop, in Brooks. They made hand-painted blueberry ceramic ware which was sold in many shops in Maine, including L.L.Bean, especially along the coast. After selling the business, Jim went to work for Waterville Window Co., in Winslow, for five years.

In 1976, the Thomson’s family started making outdoor adventures in Rangeley, from a camp on Dodge Pond. For the next 20 years, the family spent many hours downhill skiing at Saddleback; fishing on all the lakes and streams; and, once a year, spending a weekend fly fishing on ponds only reachable by plane. Many vacations, holidays and a few honeymoons were spent in that incredible four-season wonderland.

In 2006, Jim and Mary Ann bought a camper and a GMC Yukon and hit the road. Jim was predeceased by his parents.

Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Miller), of Oakland; his daughter and her husband, Kathy and Kevin Gray, of Oakland; granddaughter, Alison Gray; and great-grandchildren, Trapper Jay and Savannah Delia Bellavance, all of Oakland; grandson, James J. Gray, of Oakland; and great-granddaughter, Morgan Elizabeth Chloe Gray; brothers, David and wife, Lisa Thomson, of Sidney; and Robert Thomson, of Hensley, Arkansas; his sisters, Valerie Conaway, of Casselberry, Florida; Jesse Rowe, of Virginia; and Judy and Mike (husband) Achorn, of Benton; nephew and godson, Eddie Rowe Jr. (“E.J.”); many nieces and nephews.

He also loved dogs and raised several over the years.

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

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

EVELYN E. GIGUERE

OAKLAND – Evelyn Elizabeth Giguere, 95, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home. She was born on July 18, 1922, to Anna Elizabeth Szabo Grezsler and Stephen Joseph Greszler who were both immigrants from Hungary.

Evelyn was born and attended school in Henrietta Township, Ohio, and did not learn to speak English until her first year at school. She loved school and placed 17th in Latin on an exam administered state-wide. She attended Elyria Business College in Ohio.

Evelyn met her husband, Bernard, through her brother who was stationed in Panama with him. They exchanged letters and finally met in Ohio where they became engaged, married, and started their family. Shortly after they moved to Bernard’s home state of Maine where Evelyn fell in love with the Pine Tree state, Bernard built their first home, which was a log cabin. Throughout their 64 years of marriage, they resided in several different homes in Maine, Ohio, and Florida. Evelyn worked side-by-side in life with Bernard, including working in the woods, and was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.

One of Evelyn’s favorite pastimes was being with her family, whether it was camping, fishing, holiday gatherings, weddings, or just sitting around the kitchen table. She loved the outdoors and was passionate about gardening, harvesting, canning, and preparing wonderful home-cooked meals. Evelyn loved to dance with her husband and one of her happiest memories was her re-marriage to Bernard on their 60th anniversary and the festivities that followed. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and devotedly prayed for her loved ones. Evelyn touched many lives with her smile and loving personality and will be fondly remembered my many.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Giguere; siblings, Peter, Joe, Frank, Ann, Deszo, Agatha, Alex, and Margaret; grandchildren, Aymie and Mariah; and a great- grandson, Fred.

She is survived by her children, Jack and Daisy Giguere, Joan Cowing, Jim and Karen Giguere, Jon and Betty Giguere, Melanie Giguere, and Carolyn Arline; grandchildren, Brett, Brad, Stephen, Tracey, Wayne, Adam, Robert, Nathan, Ben, Elijah, Lilah, Aydah, Dana Alex, Denise Lucy, Liz, Kate, Sophia, James, Desiree, Jessica, and Joe; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many cherished extended family, nieces, nephews.

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

VERNAL E. HIGHT JR.

OAKLAND – Vernal Edward Hight, Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his home. He was born May 11, 1945, in Hartland, the son of Vernal Edward Sr. and Shirley Elaine (Farmer) Davis, stepson of Elwin Davis.

Vernal “Jr.” was a graduate of Solon High School, class of 1963, and graduated from Skowhegan Business School in 1965. On April 2, 1966, he married Barbara Burns at the Baptist Church, in Madison. He was employed for over 30 years at Downeast Energy. Vernal, Jr. cherished time spent with his family and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His grandchildren were his biggest interest.

Vernal, “Jr.” is predeceased by his mother, father, and stepfather.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (Burns) Hight, of Oakland; three daughters, Chandra Hight, of Waterville, Sandra Hight, of Fairfield, and Helen Hart (Erik Hart), of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sons, Michael Hight (Ami-Lyn Robinson), of Waterville, Matthew Hight (Margaret Lee), of Waterville; brother, Frances “Jimmy” Hight (Nancy Hight), of Corinna; two sisters, Betty Wing, of Oakland, Joyce Perkins (Richard Perkins), of Waterville; three grandchildren, Sydney Grandmaison, of Fairfield, Mackenzie and Jackson Hart, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and six step-grandchildren, Zachary and Matthew Gardner, of Waterville, Patrick and Isabel-Lyn Robinson, of Waterville, Cody Ouellette, of Oakland, and Allee Larochelle, of Waterville, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Vernal, Jr.’s memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DESIREE J. YORK, 36, of Knox, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Bangor. She was born May 21, 1981, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by brothers Donald York Jr., of Benton, Jason York, Lance York and wife Nikki, and Jeffrey Richards and wife Michelle, all of Vassalboro; sister Danyelle Willette, and grandfather Warren York, both of Waterville, and aunt and uncle Richard and Paulette Carter, of Albion.

NOELLA S. NOWLAND, 90, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge Dr., following a long illness. Locallyt, she is survived a a niece, Lucille Suitter, of Palermo.

GEORGE A. BRETON, 65, of Chelsea, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a long illness. Locally, he is survived by a son, Daniel Marceau and fiancée Tiffany, of Vassalboro.

Obituaries, Week of April 12, 2018

MERTON D. CAMPBELL

WINSLOW – Merton D. Campbell, 86, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Merton was born in Malagawatch, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on June 9, 1931, son of Avice and Murdoch Campbell.

Merton graduated from Waterville High School in 1949.

Mert married his childhood sweetheart, Lois M. Armstrong, in May 1951. The couple moved to Dover, Delaware, where he was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his completion of service, they moved to Winslow, where Mert founded Campbell Taping Company, and was well-respected in the drywall contracting business. His two sons learned the trade from their father and continue to provide these skills and services to many Maine communities.

Mert was always ready to lend a hand to anyone needing his many skills. He was a craftsman, builder, carpenter, welder, and mechanic, often coming to the rescue of his children, neighbors, and friends. He was also a “one-of-a-kind” grandfather who volunteered to babysit his grandchildren as a blessing to their working parents.

Mert had a servant’s heart for many ministries at the Winslow Congregational Church, where he was a trustee for years, tending to the needs of the church building as requests arose. He could always be
found washing dishes in the kitchen during church suppers. He was also a great help in mixing up the batter for blueberry pancakes at the church’s annual Blueberry Festival. Mert and Lois also worked as volunteers for the Meals on Wheels Program.

Mert most enjoyed spending summers at the family camp on Messalonskee Lake, which he built in 1962. Mert and Lois welcomed both family and friends to spend time with them at their beloved “Camp Bell” in Campbell Cove. Mert enjoyed sailing on the lake on boats he designed and built. He was continually working, though, even at camp, raking the property, painting, and making repairs.

Mert’s wife Lois passed away in November of 2013.

Mert is survived by his three children, Debra Clark and husband Dan, of Winslow, James Campbell and his wife Peg, of Fairfield, and John Campbell and his wife Bridget, of Winslow; two sisters Joscelyn Moody, of Macedon, New York, and Peggy Crosby, of Benton; grandchildren Erin Pollock and husband Jonathan, of Durham, David Campbell and wife Heather, of South Portland, Ben Clark and wife Theresa, of Winslow, Beth Carlton, of Fairfield and Haley Campbell, of Winslow; great-grandchildren Emily and Hannah Carlton, Grace, Ella, Lydia, Samuel, Theodore, and Oliver Clark, Gabriel and Lily Pollock; cousin Larry Bailey and wife Linda, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

A memorial gathering will be held at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, in Fairfield, on Saturday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Friends of Messalonskee, a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of Messalonskee Lake, also known as Snow Pond, Mert’s favorite place, P.O. Box 532, Oakland , ME 04963, or visit www.friendsofmessalonskee.com to donate online.

LUCILLE A. GIROUX

WINSLOW – Lucille A. (Cote) Giroux, 93, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Glenridge Comfort Care, in Augusta. She was born in Waterville on May 29, 1924, daughter of Onesime Sr. and Stella (Proulx) Cote.

She attended local schools and graduated from Waterville High.

She married Donald L. Giroux, from Winslow, on June 12, 1948.

She stayed at home to raise her three children and then entered the work force in the assessor’s office at Waterville City Hall until retirement in 1989.

Her family was her pride and joy. Holidays and family celebrations were a big part of her life. There was always room for one more person. Two of her favorite hobbies were crocheting and word puzzles. She enjoyed watching old movies, especially musicals, and going out for a drive.

She was predeceased by her husband, Don; her parents; two sisters, Arlene and Jeanette; three brothers, Francis, Onesime Jr. (Zim), and Leo.

She is survived by her son Daniel, and daughters Ellen Grenier and husband James, Janet Delile and husband James; grandchildren, Amber Mitchell and husband Ken, of Corinth, Jennifer Young and partner Jake, of Waterville, Kelly McDonald and husband Joe, of Rhode Island, Matthew and wife Jenny, of Fairfield, Kristen Eppinger and husband Neil, of New Jersey, Aron and wife Jamie, of Michigan; great-grandchildren Erica and Emily Mitchell, Caitlyn Young, Kyle and Kendal McDonald, Charlee Grenier, Lily Eppinger and Delisa Roulo, Dylan and Mia Delile.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow. Burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations cam be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, one of her favorite charities.

BERNICE R. SCHISSLER

OAKLAND – Bernice R. Schissler, 52, of Oakland, died on Friday, March 30, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born on July 25, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Monika (Catalano) and Frank Perpinan.

She was educated in Mastic Beach, New York, schools and came to Maine to attend Kennebec Valley Community College, in Fairfield, where she obtained an associate’s degree in accounting.

Through the years she developed a talent for crafts and became adept in primitive art. She was known as a good baker, especially cheesecakes. She had the ability to see humor in most things and readily laughed when appropriate. Bernice had a spirit of kindness that showed itself in a certain spirit of innocence, honesty and dedication. Her greatest joy was found in her family and she took tremendous pride in loving everyone; be it as a big sister, daughter, mother and grandmother.

Bernice is survived by her daughter Andrea Donadio and her fiancé Ron Cloutier and their daughter Bailey Cloutier, of Waterville; son Anthony Schissler, USMC, of South Carolina; mother Monika Catalano and husband Al; sister Jacqueline Cabrera and husband Carlos, brother Ken Hamada and wife Lisa, sister Jennifer Pahlitzsch and husband Kurt, sister Lisa Perpinan, all of Long Island, New York; as well as a large extended family.

MARK A. HUARD

UNITY – Mark Ames Huard, 49, of Unity, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Mark was born to Leon and Bette Huard on November 21, 1968, at Redington-Fairview Hospital, in Skowhegan.

Coincidentally, just a few rooms away in the same hospital, the girl who would eventually become his childhood friend, high school locker partner, and dedicated life partner, had been born six days earlier.

Mark grew up in the town of Norridgewock and graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army from 1987-1993 and earned a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Unity College in 2004. Mark worked for the state of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, in various positions from 2001-present, with a brief stint at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mark was a private person, a man of few words who let his actions do the talking. All who knew and loved him would agree that he was a doer in the fullest sense of the word. He could design, build, repair, and invent almost anything. He was known as “MarkGyver” because there was nothing he couldn’t do, from carpentry, mechanics, beekeeping, electronics, construction, plumbing, etc. He was a voracious reader of how-to- books and owner’s manuals, and constantly watched videos to learn as well.

Mark loved projects, and though he may not have immediately appreciated the projects Kim suggested, he always indulged her requests for such things as raised garden beds and a chicken coop. He was in the process of designing a greenhouse for her this spring. Mark and Kim enjoyed working on projects around their home in Unity and taking back road drives in the “Big Red Truck” with their beloved dog, Ginger. They loved spending as much time together in nature as possible, especially being on the water.

Mark is survived by his partner of 27 years, Kimble Ann Hardy; his father Leon Huard and wife Glenda, of Unity; his sister Heidi Jordan and husband Tim, and niece Emily Jordan; Kimble’s family, mother, Bette Anterra (Bette #2), of Colorado Springs, Colorado, father, Malcolm Hardy and partner Marti Gross, of Mt. Vernon; sister, Karin Hardy, of Fairbanks, Alaska; and niece, Kasey Kelley, of Portland; brother Andrew Hardy and wife Teyara and their children Kaenon, Hathaway, and Minka; her brother Aaron Stasulis and his children Isabella and Logan; as well as several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local animal shelter or a charity of your choice.

RICHARD S. DROHAN

WINDSOR – Richard S. Drohan, 66, of Windsor Neck Road, and formerly of Florida, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following an extended illness. He was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on April 12, 1951, the son of Harold Drohan and Edna (Scott) Drohan.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Drohan was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years. He was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, in Florida.

Mr. Drohan was predeceased by his parents; two brothers and one sister.

Surviving is his son, Matthew R. Drohan and his wife, Emily, of Halifax, Massachusetts; sister, Jacqueline Fox, of Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

OTHERS DEPARTED

GLENYS C. RINES, 91, of Pittsfield, passed awat on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a grandchild, Stanna Alton, of Benton.

WILLIAM A. HALE, 62, of Norridgewock, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Faye Hale, of Augusta, and brothers Douglas Hale and wife Rose, of Augusta, and Steven Hale and wife Lucinda, of Palermo.

Obituaries, Week of April 5, 2018

RANDY DAMREN

BENTON – Randy Damren, 56, of Benton, passed away at his hone, on Friday, February 23, 2018, following a long battle with diabetes. He was born on May 4, 1961, the son of Bunnie Damren and the late Richard Damren, of Norridgewock.

Upon graduation from Skowhegan Area High School, Randy served in the U. S. Navy.

Randy will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, especially fishing.

He is survived by his son, Richard R. Damren, and his fiancée Chantal Beane, of Benton; his granddaughter, Halley Damren, of Benton; his mother, Bunnie Damren, of Norridgewock; a sister, Gina Lauze, and husband Marc, and their family, of Berlin, New Hampshire; and a brother, Steve Damren and wife Katrina, and their family, of Fairfield and Winslow.

GERTRUDE M. BERNARD

WINSLOW – Gertrude M. Bernard died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Alexandre and Maria (LaFlamme) Bernard.

She was an alumni of Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and graduated magna cum laude. She did post-graduate studies at Boston University.

She graduated as a cadet nurse during World War II. Following a long career in nursing as an instructor at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and at St. Margaret Hospital in Boston, she retired, and returned to Winslow to be with her family.

Gertrude leaves a legacy of abundant generosity and unwavering faith; love of nature, especially animals and flowers. She was a very accomplished singer, having sung with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. She was a long-active member of her church choir and several other choral groups.

She was predeceased by her parents; four sisters, Florentine, Cecile, Marie Ange, and Laurette Kickham; and three brothers, Roy, Gerald, and Victor Bernard.

She is survived by one sister, Madeline Vigue, of Winslow; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow, at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018, and interment at St. Francis Cemetery, in Waterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations could be made to: ‘Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901

NICK SCOTT

EAST VASSALBORO – Nick Scott, 84, died on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born in London, England on September 11, 1933. He served in the Royal Air Force, and was a Professor of Theater at University of Maine Farmington for 28 years.

He leaves behind his children, step-children, many grandchildren, and Vivian, his life partner for the past 11.5 years.

We will remember Nick at Shabat Services on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m., at Temple Beth El, 3 Woodlawn St., Augusta.

EVELYN M. FRAZIER

WINSLOW – Evelyn M. Frazier, 95, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018. She was born July 24, 1922, in Winslow, the daughter of George and Florida (Quirion) Melanson.

As a young girl she went to work to help support her parents and siblings. She worked as a waitress in her father’s restaurant, The Central Maine Café, among many other Waterville Main Street restaurants. She also worked at C. F. Hathaway, in Waterville, for 28 years and was voted president of the union, local #486, in which she served many terms. She was the former Regent of the Joan of Arc circle, Daughters of Isabella, of Fairfield, as well as a member of the Volunteers of GOD. She was the Grand Warden of the State of Maine chapter for the New England Order Of Protection. She belonged to the Maine Counsel of Senior Citizens, and was also a member of the National Counsel. She was always an advocate for the working class.

She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Corpus Christi parish.

Her faith was very important to her, she was a very devout Catholic.

She married Shirley Otis Frazier in 1943. They had six children. He predeceased her in 1991. She was also predeceased by five sisters: Carmeline Languet, Irene King, Violette Boulette Sheehan, Lucille Roy Sinclair, Bernadette Melanson; two brothers Robert and Harold Melanson; infant son Bruce; daughter Linda; grandson John Gush; and recently her son Vernon Frazier.

She is survived by her two daughters: Nancy Johnston, of Maine, Bunny Brier, of Idaho; and her son Robert Frazier, of Maine; grandchildren: Tammy, Debra, Sonya, Troy, Bruce, Brian, Laurie, Tracey, Kathleen, Karen, Jeff, Jennifer, and Christopher; many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law Donna Frazier; and many nieces and nephews. including nephew Dick Martineau, who helped her for many years with her property.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

RODGER D. COTE, 52, of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following a brief illness. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Jennifer L. Cote, of Waterville; a brother, Roland B. Cote, of Oakland, and a sister, Deborah M. Core, of Whitefield.

JOHN E. POTTER SR., 75, of Edgecomb, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at his residence. Locally, he is survived by daughters Beth Jordan and husband Clayton, and Tina Lear and husband Bob, all of Whitefield.

DAVID A. HARTLEY, 49, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by his partner, Alan Smith Jr., of Waterville; adopted daughters, Morgan, Taylor nd Quinn, Smith, and a son, Darren Hartley, all of Waterville; his mother Carol Hartley, of Winslow; and a sibling, Terry Hartley, of Winslow.

LAUREN W. RUYBAL, 70, of Waldoboro, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Togus Springs, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a granddaughter Sierra Sproul and companion Austin Owen, of Washington.

JOYCE ANNE BARBUTO, 48, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her home. Locally, she is survived by nephews Egide III and Robert II, and niece Elise Dostie, all of Fairfield.

CURTIS R. PRIME, 69, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Rebecca Gilman and husband Sonny, of Windsor.

FORMER RESIDENTS

RACHEL M. (BUMPS) CUNNINGHAM, 94, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center. She was born on October 21, 1923, to Arvide and Susie (Martin) Bumps, on the family farm in China. She was employed with the China School Department from 1957 until her retirement in 1992. She worked as a cook in the cafeteria and drive a school bus.

Obituaries, Week of March 29, 2018

PATRICIA RENY

WINSLOW––Patricia “Pat” Reny, 91, passed away at home on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Reny who passed away on December 7, 2017. Together they raised six children, all of whom they were very proud.

Patricia started her working career at C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, as a stitcher for many years, then worked at the chicken hatchery and sold many veggies at “Pat’s Wayside Garden”.

Patricia celebrated her family in the way only mothers know how, through their love of food and gathering. She shared her spirit of cooking with everyone she loved, and although few have mastered her recipes, they will be remembered by many. And what fun would a family gathering be, without a deck of cards (seven and up only!), and pairing-up for a game of Charlie.

Pat was spritely at the table and could outwit us all. Even in her last days she continued to enjoy crossword puzzles with her family by her side; the Morning Sentinel jumble rarely left undone. The joy, caring and patience she shared with her family will be missed.

Patricia is survived by her son Edward Reny and wife Beth; five daughters: Elizabeth Heavener and husband William, Paula Young and husband Terry, Carolyn LeClair and husband Jerome, Rebecca Theriault and husband Gregory, Lisa LaChance and husband Frank; and many grandchildren: Lance, Jeanine, Lonnie, Deanna, Deidre, Jennifer, Jason, Julie, Hanna, Timothy, Renee, Matthew, Chris and Cody; along with 22 great-grandchildren. Patricia was one of seven children of Patrick and Ludivine LaChance.

She is survived by her brother Arthur LaChance and wife Gerry, sisters Dorothy Reny and Jacqueline Plourde and husband Arthur.
She was predeceased by her brothers Edmond and Larry LaChance and Cleo Fortin. A special thanks to sister-in-law Muriel Grenier, the only surviving sibling of her husband Raymond Reny.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. John Regional Catholic School, 15 S. Garand Street, Winslow, Maine 04901, or one of your choice.

GERALDINE B. OUELLETTE

WATERVILLE––Geraldine B. Ouellette passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Woodlands Assisted Living, in Waterville. Gerry was born in Skowhegan, November 16, 1930, the daughter of John and Imelda Miller.

Educated in Skowhegan schools, Geraldine worked at Norwalk Shoe Co., in Skowhegan, until she married her husband, Fredrick Ouellette. They moved to Madison and lived there until his death in 1997. Gerry moved back to Skowhegan and lived there until she moved to Woodlands Assisted Living, in Waterville.

Gerry was the oldest of five sisters who were commonly referred to as the “Golden Girls” for the close love and relationship they shared. With no surviving Children of her own, Gerry loved and doted on her many nieces and nephews. Her favorite days were spending time with family, enjoying sing-alongs, cookouts and many rides around Maine. Gerry was a devout Catholic enjoying 50 years as a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Gerry was predeceased by her husband Fred; her child Jeffrey; her brother Jack Miller, and sisters Mary Wilcox and Patricia Schinzel.

She is survived by her sisters Eleanor Bouchard, of Skowhegan, and Kathleen Potelle, of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.

ARDATH E. WOOD

VASSALBORO––Ardath E. (Farnham) Wood, 75, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her home, following a long illness. She was born in Boothbay Harbor, on November 8, 1942, the daughter of the late Isaac A. and Eleanor J. (Chase) Farnham.

Mrs. Wood was a 1961 high school graduate of Boothbay Region High School. In March 2000, she retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs at Togus with over 29 years of service. Some of her favorite hobbies included gardening, knitting, reading, baking and traveling.

She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel W. Wood; a step-son, Karl E. Larrabee; and a step-daughter, Barbara Mitchell.

Mrs. Wood is survived by two sons, Mark L. Larrabee, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Timothy K. Larrabee, of Vassalboro; two daughters, Denise E. Jones, of Vassalboro, and Mista E. Tessio, of Hope; her brother, William A. Farnham, of Somerville; a step-son, James Larrabee, of South China; a step-daughter, Carol McIntyre, of Medway; five grandchildren: Krystle, Benjamin, Alisha, Kayla and Elisabeth; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Hannah; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

PHYLLIS A. LEE

ALBION––Phyllis Arlene “Young” Lee passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Inland Hospital, following a brief illness.Phyllis was born on October 6, 1921, and lived a very long life of 96 years.

She lost her son Charlton at the age of 18 which left a huge hole in her heart.

Phyllis loved working with her hands, crocheting beautiful quilts, needle point, quilting very colorful pot holders, and stained glass was another of her many projects and talents. She loved the outdoors, gardening, perch fishing, fiddle heading and most of all berry picking. She was a great cook; many blueberry muffins and pies were made to be shared with her family and friends at Meadow by the Brook.

Phyllis was a member of the Washburn Brann Ward Post.

She was predeceased by her parents Enoch and Eunise Young; her first husband Leon Brann; son Carleton Brann; her second husband Ellis Lee; her brothers Maurice, Basil, Donald, Stanley, Warren and Waldo; and sisters Alberta and Imogne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on her behalf to any charitable organization.

ANETTE E. LOVEJOY

WINSLOW––Anette E. Lovejoy, 70, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 19, 2018, at Inland Hospital, Waterville. She was born in Waterville on July 7, 1947, the daughter of Basil and Maxine (Palmer) Rines.

Anette was a cake decorator and retired from the bakery of Sam’s Club, in Augusta. She enjoyed going out with her daughter Joyce for paint night, spending time with her daughter Becky at the pool, and being with her daughter Janet who lived with her and spent every day in their garage dayroom. She also enjoyed her time with her grandson, Devin, who would spend time cooking dinner for her and her grandson Justin, who was there to fix any of her mechanical needs from car to lawn mower.

Anette is survived by her husband Ted, of Winslow; three daughters, Janet Rogers, of Winslow, and her children Nichole and Matthew, Becky Ouellette and husband Steven, of Oakland and their children Myriah, Devin and Cody, Joyce Castonguay and husband Darrell, of Winslow, and their children Danielle and Justin; one sister Jo An Hogan and husband Eddy, of Salem, New Hampshire; four step-sons, Todd, Mark, Danny and Jay Lovejoy; and several great-grandchildren.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

STEVEN W. DAVIS JR., 35, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Jenna May Davis, and Steven’s former wife, Melody M. Davis, of Washington.

ARMAND LACROIX, 72, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Comfort Care Unit at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care at Glenridge, Augusta. Locally, he is survived by sisters Theresa Smith, Lorraine Ladd and husband Donald, all of Augusta, and Jeannette Gay, of Weeks Mills.

STEVEN W. CHICOINE, 65, of Portland, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Portland. Locally, he is survived by his former wife, Alice Chicoine, of Windsor.

LUCILLE McDONALD, 81, of Embden, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by her children, Randy and Linda Cates, of Bingham, Robert McDonald, of Bingham, Lisa and Peter Foss, of Embden, and Dwayne McDonald, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENTS

BARBARA A. WILSON, 70, of Farmingdale, formerly of Whitefield, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Captain Lewis Residence, in Farmingdale. She attended school in Jefferson and also attended Erskine Academy, in South China. She worked at Digital, SCI, in Augusta, and Whitefield Superette. Locally, she is survived by a son, Warner Wilson and wife Becky, of Jefferson.

Obituaries, Week of March 22, 2018

CHARLOTTE L. PAGE

SOUTH CHINA – Charlotte L. Page, 89, of South China, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at her home. She was the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle (Pollard) French, who ran French’s Market Garden, on Rte. 32, in South China, for many years.

Charlotte was no stranger to hard work. As a child she worked on the family farm. Following her marriage to Paul H. Page, in 1948, she continued to work on the farm, as well as at Hazard Shoe Factory, and C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville. She assisted Paul in various ways in his business ventures of chainsaw repair, logging, plowing snow for the town of China and Page Construction Co.

She was active in LAPM and LEA, serving as president of each for a year, and was also involved in the Order of Amaranth where she served as Matron.

She and Paul enjoyed 18 winters in Florida and they traveled extensively to many states over the years, including to Virginia, where they were honored to be chosen to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Her passions in life were caring for her family, cooking, gardening, knitting and reading.

She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years, Paul H. Page, of South China; sons Gordon P. Page Sr. and wife Debbie, Joseph P. Page and wife Mary Jane, and Stephen M. Page, all of South China; sister Mary Wentzel, of Vassalboro; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

On March 11, there was a private service at her home for family and a few close friends. It was officiated by Pastor Bill Meyer and arrangements were made by Lawry Bros., of Fairfield. There will be a spring interment at Chadwick Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at MaineGeneral Community Care, 10 Water St., Waterville, ME 04901.

PAUL A. REID

WINSLOW – Paul A. Reid, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, following a long, courageous battle with cancer, at Mt. Saint Joseph’s, in Waterville. He was born February 6, 1940, the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Gerald) Reid.

He received his GED from Waterville High School and furthered his education at the University of Maine at Farmington.

His greatest passion was reading and reminiscing about childhood memories. Paul could always put a smile on your face.

Paul is survived by his wife Kim; children, Brian Reid, of South Carolina, Sherill and partner Norman Pelkey, of Waterville, Penny Goodale and husband John, of Vassalboro, Paul and wife Loretta, of South Carolina; stepchildren, Jackson Nadeau, of Lewiston, David Nadeau, of Caribou, Yvonne Kibbin, of Georgia; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Vicky Reid; and his parents.

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

Memorial donations may be made c/o Sherill Reid, 80 Front St., Waterville, ME 04901.

CHERYL SOCQUET

VASSALBORO – Cheryl Socquet, 71, of Vassalboro, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, following a brief illness.

Hers was a life well lived, almost entirely for the sake of family and friends for whom she was unfailingly the rock and the glue, a scrupulous confidante and gentle adviser, a steady guide and earnest supporter. She always gave much, much more than she took, and left an indelible mark on everyone she touched.

She leaves behind her husband, Lee Sr.; her children, Katrina and husband Keven, Peter and wife Liana, Gary, Angela and Lee Jr. and partner John; her grandchildren, Autumn, Sonja, Kayla, Nicholas, Braden, Julia, Jessie and Thomas; her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Naveyah, and Braylyn; her brother Robert and wife Linda; her sisters Kathy and husband Wayne, and Linda and husband Tom; nieces, nephews and cousins almost too numerous to count.

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

JOHN T. BOUCHARD

WINSLOW – John T. Bouchard, 78 of Winslow, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, following a brief stay at Mt. St. Joseph, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on December 21, 1939, to John and Marguerite (Boudreau) Bouchard.

He was raised in Fairfield and graduated from Lawrence High School, class of 1958. He joined the Marine Corps in March of 1959, and was honorably discharged in March 1963. He was proud to be a Marine and wore the uniform with honor. Following his discharge, he worked for the state of Maine for a short time.

On May 30, 1966, he married Jean (Caron) and started their life together.

They settled down in Winslow where they raised their three children. He enjoyed taking several trips with his family and supported his children in their numerous activities ranging from coaching, driving bus for the hockey team, watching dance recitals and just being a spectator. He loved to cheer on the Winslow Black Raiders football team, sitting in his usual spot on the bleachers for years.

John was employed at the Waterville Post Office as a letter carrier for over 30 years. After retiring, he had a few part-time jobs including a self-employed small engine repair business at his home. He always stayed busy whether it be mowing lawns, working in his shed and going for a walk. He was a usual site in the neighborhood taking several walks a day. On occasion, he would meet members of his class for lunch to socialize and stay in touch. John was also a member of the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, in Waterville.

John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean; his three children, Thomas Bouchard and his wife Rose, Karen Carpenter and her husband Brian, and Mark Bouchard and his wife Esther; grandchildren, Erika Bouchard and fiancé Joel, Justin Bouchard and fiancée Kelly, Michael Carpenter, Malea Bouchard, Marissa Carpenter, Dylon Bouchard, William Alger and Victoria Bouchard; two brothers, Reginald Bouchard, Leo Bouchard and wife Linda; and one sister, Lucille Beaulieu.

He was predeceased by his father John, his mother Marguerite; two brothers, Francis Bouchard and David Bouchard; and grandchild Jeremy Carpenter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow. A celebration of life will be held at the VFW in Winslow after the service.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, www.alzfdn.org.

ALLEN A. RISINGER

FAIRFIELD – Allen A. Risinger, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home. Allen was born on August 12, 1948, the son of Augustine and Parmelie.

He worked as a mechanic for Central Maine Motors for 37 years until his retirement four years ago. He was a jack-of-all-trades, loved working in his home garage for hours, he was an avid hunter, and loved his family and all the time spent with each one of them.

Allen was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Paula; children, Paul (Brenda), Randy (Michele), and Heidi Dow (Jason); 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his siblings, Phyllis, Diane, Sonny, Marilyn, Clifford, and Mike; and many nieces and nephews.

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

JULIETTE T. VEILLEUX

WINSLOW – Juliette (Judy) Veilleux, 88, died on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Mt. Saint Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. Juliette was born in Waterville on May 30, 1929, to the late Placid and Georgiana (Trahan) Gagne.

She grew up in a family of six children, with four sisters and one brother. From an early age she learned the importance of family. From , in Waterville, she grew to be a compassionate, caring and giving person, with a strong faith in God. She was dedicated to her faith and continued to go to Mass every Sunday until she was no longer able, only a few months before her death.

She married Gerald J. Veilleux, on August 16, 1947. Together they would raise eight children. Family was her life. She was amazing to watch. Though tiny in stature her children were no match for this tough little lady. She ran their house like clockwork, all the while volunteering to bake for classes, attending games and school events, and was never too busy to help a family member or a friend in need. Her house was immaculate, believing indeed that “cleanliness is next to godliness.”

She especially loved holidays and would spend hours decorating so that the ‘kids’ would be excited when they arrived to see what she had done.

She was a fun-loving person, full of life and always on the go. Her giggles were contagious and often took little more than a sip of a margarita and the flood gates would open. She was quick with a joke and loved to tease, especially her sister Anita. The two could hardly sit beside each other before the laughter and bantering began. She and her siblings remained close as adults and Juliette treasured the times they were together – always fun, always laughter, and always food.

Juliette was a tremendous cook and she loved it. She took great joy in feeding anyone and everyone who happened to be at the house at suppertime. And you had better have an appetite. Refusing seconds meant you didn’t like the food and she may well have cooked something else for you right then and there. She had many great recipes but her famous peanut butter fudge surely tops the list. And though many have tried, there are very few who can make it “just like Mem.”

Along with the full time job of raising her family, she also worked for a time as an LPN at the Waterville Osteopathic Hospital, caring for others as she did her family. As the children got older she went to work at Stern’s Department Store, in downtown Waterville, at the cosmetic counter. She was the ‘face’ of the department, women wanting to buy whatever she used so they could get their skin to be as beautiful as hers. She loved working there and made many dear and life-long friends.

She made close friends wherever she went – from Maine to Florida. The number of lives she touched immeasurable.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Gerald; son “Pete,” daughter Linda, daughter-in-law Amy; grandson Drew, and infant grandchild.

She is survived by her sisters Anita Farrell, Marge Cacioppo, and her husband Dino, brother in-law Joseph Veilleux, sister-in-law Bernadette Bizier; her children: Jean (Wayne), Doug (Michelle), David (Jody), John (Victoria), Michael (Danielle), Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Theresa Veilleux; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many, many, nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby St., Waterville, ME 04901.

OTHERS DEPARTED

GAIL A. McGUIRE, 70, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Fomfort and Care unit in MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, at Glenridge Drive, in Augusta, following a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Laura Gosselin and husband Marc, of South China, and granddaughter Baileigh Gosselin, of China.

ROGER T. GILBERT, 84, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following an extended illness. Locally, he is survived by adaughter, Karleen Goldhammer and husband Scott, of Vassalboro.

Obituaries, Week of March 15, 2018

FRANKLIN C. OUELLETTE

WINSLOW––Franklin Ouellette, 84, formerly of Ginger Avenue, Winslow, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at his son’s home in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Franklin was born in Millinocket, on August 5, 1933, the son of Gertrude Cyr and William Ouellette.

Franklin was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Timothy Spaulding; his daughter-in-law, Barbara McDowell; and his son-in-law, John Garland.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Ouellette; his children, Dan and Donna Ouellette, Leanne Garland, Anna and Paul Higgins, David and Paula Ouellette, and Matthew Ouellette; his grandchildren, George and Elizabeth Ouellette, Bodhi and Tobey Simpson, Timothy and Tiffany Spaulding, Fred and Amy Ouellette, David Ouellette, Billy Stubbert, Victoria Stubbert, Dan and Beth Ouellette, Franklin and Amanda Ouellette, Danielle Ouellette, Matthew Higgins, Aaron Higgins, and Renee Reich; his brother, Leland “Bill” Willette; and sister, Theresa Roman. Franklin also had many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

RICHARD C. SALMONSON

VASSALBORO––Richard Charles Salmonson, 73, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at his home in Vassalboro. He was born June 12, 1944, in Olean, New York, the son of Carl Arnold and Rita Lucille (Gerringer) Salmonson.

He graduated from Allegany-Limestone High School in 1962. On June 15, 1978, he married the former Patricia Foshay, in Fairfield. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years until his honorable discharge. He was employed by the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and the Allegany Public Schools, and volunteered at the Waterville Fire Department.

Richard was a member of the Center Vassalboro Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, and spending time with family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Rita Salmonson; sister, Elsie Schultz; granddaughter, Britney LaBrie.

Richard is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia (Foshay) Salmonson, of Vassalboro; three daughters, Karen Gordon, of Virginia, Christina McGahey and husband Randy, of Lyman, Dianna Lee Garnett, of Woolwich; three step-daughters, Ruth Blaschke and husband Rick, of Clinton, Lisa Colfer and husband Todd, of Chelsea, Kim Wood and husband Kevin, of Oakland; two step-sons, Phillip Nadeau, of Waterville, William Rancourt, of Winslow; brother, Robert Salmonson and wife Barb, of Allegany, New York; mother-in-law, Anita Cole and husband Richard, of Oakland; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Richard’s memory to: The Center Vassalboro Baptist Church, 365 Lyons Rd., Sidney ME 04330.

BARBARA A. TOUNGE

SOUTH CHINA––Barbara Ann Sutter Drouin Tounge, 69, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at her home following a brief struggle with liver and lung cancer. She was born on August 8, 1948, in Augusta, at Augusta General and moved to Windsor on July 4, 1969, where she raised her four children, and then resided in South China.

She loved to do crafts, play bingo, going out to eat with her friends, playing cards, doing extreme couponing and being around family and friends. She cherished her four children, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She worked at Health-Tex, Inc. for many years and retired after 25 at AMHI and continued the remaining nine years at Riverview Psychiatric Center.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #179 for 31 years and the Augusta Elks Lodge #964 for 18 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gregory C. Tounge and previous husband, Emile I. Drouin; her parents, Bertram J. Sutter, Sr. and Virgie Mae (Hyson) Sutter; her brothers, Bertram J. Sutter, Jr. and his wife Sherril Sutter and Richard A. Sutter, Sr.; and her sister, Gloria J. (Sutter) Nimon Grant.

She is survived by her four children, Tammy Cunningham and her husband Troy, of China, Timothy Drouin, Sr. and wife Dawn, of Windsor, Thomas Drouin, of South China, and Theresa Haskell and companion Ronald Brann, of Windsor; grandchildren, Meghan Sears, Felicia Durgin, Timothy Drouin, Jr., Barbarajean Drouin, Meagan Cunningham, Ashley Haskell, Katie Cunningham and Abby Haskell; great-grandchildren, James Drouin, Aidan Durgin, Jackson Drouin, Keegan Sears, Aurora Durgin, Carter Durgin, Jayden Drouin, Peytynn and Paisley Sears, Thea Haskell, Chase During, Emma Haskell.

Spring burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Windsor.

Condolences, photos and stories may be shared through the funeral home website at www.plummerfh.com.

AGNES A. DIFFIN

VASSALBORO––Agnes Arlene (Gray) Diffin, 94, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. She was born in Wesley on April 3, 1923, the daughter of Roger A. Gray and Minerva (Sharman) Gray.

Agnes graduated from Washington Academy, in Machias, and Washington State Normal School, in Machias. She graduated froom the University of Maine, Orono, in 1948 with a bachelor of science degree in education. A thesis which she wrote at University of Maine was on the social history of Machias.

Agnes taught school in Marshfield, Greenville, Lincoln; Fairborn, Ohio; New Britain, Connecticut; Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada; Clark Air Force Base, Philippine Islands; Wiesbaden, Germany; Sculthorpe. England; Newfoundland, Canada; New Canaan, Connecticut; and Limestone. Many of these teaching positions were at Uniated States Air Force bases.

During her career teaching at the various Air Force bases, Agnes took the opportunity to tour dozens of countries around the world. She documented her travels, as well as many family gatherings, with thousands of photographs, slides, and home movies, which she enjoyed sharing with her parents and extended family of brothers, sister, cousins, nieces and nephews.

On June 24, 1967, Agnes married Darrell F. Diffin, a widower with one son who was also her second cousin once-removed. She and Darrell lived at the top of Sharman (also called Bearman) Hill, in Robbinston, with a beautiful view of Passamaquoddy Bay. Agnes continued to teach in Limestone until she retired. After retirement she enjoyed doing sewing and needlework projects, making apple pies for Darrell, and a few years later, helping care for her aging mother during the summers in Robbinston.

After her husband died in 1997, Agnes moved to East Vassalboro to be closer to family, and continued to help care for her mother. While living in East Vassalboro, she attended the Vassalboro Methodist Church and had many friends in the area. In her later years, due to health concerns, she moved into assisted living facilities in Waterville, the last one being Lakewood.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband Darrell; her step-son Gary L. Diffin; her brothers Allen S. Gray and L. Austin Gray, her sister and brother-in-law Maxine (Gray) Robbins and Gerald Robbins; and three nephews.

She is survived by one brother, James Gray, of North Vassalboro; one sister-in-law, Prudence (Bartley) Gray, of East Vassalboro; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Diffin and husband Keith Martin, of Washington, D.C.; several nieces; nephews; great- nieces and great-nephews; and great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.

Notes of condolence may be expressed to the family at www.gallantfh.com.

MILTON W. BREAULT

EAST VASSALBORO––Milton W. Breault, 86, of East Vassalboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, following a brief stay at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on December 21, 1931, where he attended school, graduating from Waterville High School in 1950.

Like his twin brother, he worked at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Co., in Waterville, before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1951, He was stationed in Merced, California, and in France until 1954, returning to C. F. Hathaway to work until his retirement in 1994, a total of 43 1/2 years.

On May 5, 1951, he married the former Barbara Rogers, and they started their successful marriage of 66 years. They started their family of five children in Waterville, then moving to East Vassalboro where they lived until the present time.

Milton was always depended upon by everyone because he was a “get it done” guy. He was always involved in the family and friends functions and events.

As a boy he worked setting up pins at the Metro Bowl, in Waterville, resulting in a lifelong passion for bowling. He also acquired early in life a love for horses, working for years at Meader’s Stables, in Waterville. Milton also enjoyed playing pool at Elks, playing long into his retirement.

He and his wife were very active in their church, St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, in North Vassalboro, and in their community of East Vassalboro through organizations like the East Vassalboro Grange and the local snowmobile club. Milton was a lifetime member of the American Legion Bourque-Lanigan Post #5, of Waterville, and Winslow MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835 and a member of Waterville Elks Lodge #905 for 26 years.

He was predeceased by his father Arthur; his mother Rose; his sister Germaine Horvath; and his brothers Ralph and Alton.

Milton is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; his five children, Deborah Rogers and husband Ben, of Winslow, Susan Watts, of Waterville, Christopher Breault and wife Lucille, of East Vassalboro, Andrew Breault and wife Peggy, of South China, and Douglas Breault, of North Vassalboro; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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

MARY ELLEN PEASLEE

WINDSOR––Mary Ellen Peaslee, 84, of Legion Park Road, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Florida, following a brief illness. She was born in Calais on October 24, 1933. the daughter of Herbert Leroy Hold and Minnie L. (MacDowell) Hold.

Mrs. Peaslee was a 1950 graduate of Erskine Academy, where she received high honors.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed in many and various jobs including: Excel Cleaners, of Gardiner and Augusta, payroll clerk at E. E. Taylor Shoe Co., Macomber, Farr and Whitten Insurance Co., Charles E. Dowing Insurance Co., State of Maine Department of Business Regulation, and she was a self-employed driver education and motorcycle instructor for 20 years.

Mrs. Peaslee was a member of the North Windsor Baptist Church and Penney Memorial United Baptist Church in Augusta.

She was very involved in activities in Windsor, a member of the Maine State Grange, and traveled far and wide.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday May 20, 2018, at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, 393 Water St., Augusta. A reception will follow. Burial will be in Dyer Hill Cemetery, Windsor, at a later date.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Penney Memorial United Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 393 Water St., Augusta ME 04330.

FRED VAN ORMAN

WINSLOW – Fred Van Orman, 82, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at his home in Winslow, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 17, 1936, in Hornell, New York, the son of William Neal and Margaret (Smith) Van Orman.

He was educated in the schools of New York and graduated from Almond High School. He was a veteran who proudly served his country for 22 years in the United States Navy until his retirement. After serving his country, he was employed by Bath Iron Works for 12-1/2 years, then as a care taker of the Lincoln Ladd estate, in Wayne, for 12 years. He was involved in many civic and community activities including teaching hunter safety courses in West Gardiner for 32 years, with the Special Olympics for the Madison Bull Frogs, was a member of the Litchfield Masonic Lodge, member of the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, in Winslow, and of the West Gardiner Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Manchester Community Church.

Fred enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and camping with son, Fred II, family and friends at his cabin on Flagstaff Lake, and of course, football.

Fred will be remembered for his saying of “yumpin’ yimminy,” his Doctor Doolittle approach with animals, and love for Tippy, the family dog.

He is survived by his spouse of 57 years, Patricia M. (O’Brien) Van Orman, of Winslow; children, Donna Sears and husband Wallace, of Abbyville, South Carolina, Patrick Van Orman, of Sacremento, California, D. Fred Van Orman II and partner Gary Nadeau, of Winslow, Calvin Van Orman, deceased, William Van Orman and Dr. Billiones, of Germantown, Maryland; grandchildren, Van Sears, of Great Mills, Maryland, Raberta Sears, of Augusta, Georgia, Patrick Kelly, Jennah and Patricia Van Orman, of Sacremento, California; great-grandchildren, Phineas W. Roinhart, of Augusta, Georgia; 11 more that reside in California; nieces and nephews, Jim and Rose Hicks, of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, Harold and Mark Vosburg, of Hornell, New York, Mindy and Brian Deschane, of San Antonio, Texas, Sherry Valerie, Becky and Jennifer O’Brien, of Pennsylvania, Megan and Tim Graffam, of Cape Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Roberta Moore and husband William, of Port St. Lucie, Flordia; sister-in-law, Anne O’Brien, of South Portland.

He was predeceased by his sister, Rosanne Waight.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME 04351. A Celebration of Life (social) will be held following the memorial service at the Manchester Community Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, 150 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345, or Hospice Alliance of Maine, 30 Association Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

RITA C. DELORME, 81, of Young Harris, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, in Gainesville, Georgia. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Lucille LaPointe, of Winslow.

JAMES K. HARWOOD JR., 72, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, following a short illness. Jim worked at Diamond International, in Oakland, and in the maintenance department at Colby College, in Waterville.

EMERY CHAMBERLAND, 88, of East Madison, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Van Chamberland.

PAULINE HOLT, 72, of Gardiner, passed away on February 23, 2018, on her birthday. She was born in Wytopitlock on February 23, 1946, the daughter of George and Irma (Hewey) Nelson. Locally, she is survived by a sistr, Mary Lemieux and husband Earl, of Whitefield.

Obituaries, Week of March 8, 2018

SAMANTHA BROWN

WATERVILLE – Samantha Brown Marra, 80, passed away February 5, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born March 14, 1937, in Madison, the daughter of Norman R. and Hilda H (Hinton) Brown.

She was educated in the schools of Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1955. Then she continued her education at Boston University graduating in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree and in 1965 she graduated from New York University with a master’s degree. She was employed for many years as a real estate broker.

She was predeceased by her parents.

She is survived by granddaughters, Ashley and Courtney Marra, both of Ohio; two brothers, John C. Brown and wife Frances, of Waterville, and Richard Brown and wife Kathy, of Norridgewock; four nephews, Robert J. Brown and wife Lisa, of Oakland, Patrick J. Brown and wife Gail, of Old Orchard Beach, Michael J. Brown, of Winslow, and Peter J. Brown, of Waterville; three great-nephews and three great-nieces, Chad R. Brown, of Oakland, Cody Brown and wife Issie, of Oakland, Branden Exner Brown, of Hallowell, Morgan Brown, of Old Orchard Beach, Priscilla Brown, and Rita Brown and companion Tom Vintinner, all of Waterville;

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

CLARENCE H. POISSONNIER

FAIRFIELD––Clarence H. Poissonnier, 77, of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on October 6, 1940, the son of Hilaire and Laura (Roy) Fisher.

He worked as a weaver in local textile mills.

Clarence is survived by two sons, Jeffrey, of Skowhegan, and Joseph, of North Anson; one daughter, Lori Mooers, of Athens; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

MICHAEL E. POULIN

WINSLOW––Michael Poulin, 18, passed away due to a seizure, in Benton at his girlfriend’s home, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

He lived his teenage years with his father, Jason Poulin, in Belgrade and Winslow.

Michael was a senior at Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, where he was enrolled in an auto body shop class through Mid Maine Technical Center, in Waterville. He had a lot of support from the staff at Messalonskee, especially Scott Talcove and Angela McMahon.

Michael was an avid fisherman of spring, summer and ice fishing. His latest hobby was building and running several different size fish tanks with all sorts of different fish in them. He had a great love of wrestling, with his all-time favorite wrestle being John Cena. He also followed Roman Regins as a wrestler. He enjoyed the sport of car racing. He went camping with his father, Jason Poulin, to Loudon to watch NASCAR live every year. Michael enjoyed working on his father’s race car and was always in the pits at Unity Raceway to support his dad and The Robinson racing team. He was always doing a project of some sorts.

Michael touched many lives with his smile, big hugs and loving personality. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

He is survived by his parents, Jason Poulin and Dawn Lebourdais; their son, Anthony Poulin; a half-sister, Sivanna, on Maternal side; and a half-brother, JR, on maternal side. Michael is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Paul McDonald; paternal grandparents, Richard and Emily Poulin; paternal grandmother, Shirley Poulin; aunts, uncles, and many cousins.

A special Mass at Notre Dame church in Waterville will be on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 11 a.m., with a Celebration of Life immediately following in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to defray funeral expenses to: Jason Poulin, c/o Denise Robinson, KSW FCU, Waterville.

PATRICIA D. SWEET

WHITEFIELD––Patricia Diane Sweet, 74, of Whitefield, died at home on Saturday, February 24, 2018. She had been in declining health since October. She was born on December 1, 1943, in New London, Connecticut, a daughter of Don and Helen Jarvin.

She graduated from Waterford High School in 1961. Pat married her husband of 54 years, C. Thomas Sweet, on May 11, 1963. They lived in Connecticut, Florida and Mississippi before settling in Maine. Her most recent employment was at Bath Iron Works as a C.A.D. designer in the H.A.V.C. department until retiring in 1995. She and Tom were fortunate enough to have retired in their early 50s and enjoyed a trip out west for three months. They enjoyed spending their winters in Florida.

Pat became an avid golfer after retirement and made many friends at the Sheepscott Links Golf Club, where she was a member. She was the 2017 Women’s Club Champion. She also enjoyed gardening, knitting, reading, and, of course, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her husband Tom; her son Curtis Sweet and wife Chinnessa, her son Cameron Sweet, daughter Laura Atwood and husband Mark; and ten grandchildren, Ashley Sweet, Britney Sweet, Acadia Sweet, Cayman Sweet, Asia Sweet, Charlotte Sweet, Amanda Sullivan, Gregory Holly, Matthew Atwood and Stephen Atwood.

EDWIN D. MULLEN

OAKLAND––Edwin Daniel Mullen, 74, died on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a long illness. Edwin was born February 14, 1944, in Oakland, and attended Oakland schools.

Edwin served in the U.S. Army in Germany and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post #51, of Oakland.

Edwin was predeceased by his son Aaron Lee Mullen; his parents Muriel Perkins and Herbert E. Mullen, Sr.; his brother Herbert E. Mullen, Jr. and his wife Sandra Shaw Mullen; several aunts and uncles.

Edwin is survived by his wife Angela M. (Hinck) Mullen of 53 years; two sons, Shawn E. Mullen and significant other, Karen Lock, Dale H. Mullen and wife Deborah (Beckwith); daughter Tammy M. Phillips and husband Daniel; sister Lisa E. Levine and fiancé Matt Wilcox; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.

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

ZACHARY M. TULLEY

FAIRFIELD––Zachary M. Tulley, 28, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Zack was born in Waterville on October 16, 1989, the son of Heidi (Littlefield) White and Matthew Tulley.

He attended Lawrence High School. Zack had previously worked in the asbestos removal field, worked as a laborer at Nitram, and acquired his CDL license and drove commercially over the road.

Zack was a big fan of all sports. Football was his first love and he was a loyal Lawrence Bulldogs and New England Patriots fan. He grew up playing football for the Fairfield PAL league and continued through high school. He also enjoyed basketball and baseball. Zack loved children and enjoyed spending time with his boys, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed playing video games and competing with family and friends. In his younger years he was uncle Harrison’s shadow and helper. Zack loved to socialize and enjoyed telling a good story.

Zack was predeceased by his grandfather, Reginald Fortin.

He is survived by his mother Heidi White and spouse Daren White; father Matthew Tulley and partner Sara Goodridge; his fiancé Sarah Pelletier; his soons Landon Tulley, Bentley Tulley, Jonah Chase and stepson Anthony Dyer; brothers Nathan Withee and fiancé Elisabeth Welch; Nicholas Withee, Shawn Withee Jr., Michael Tulley and spouse Chelsea; sister Mackenzee (Tulley) Cannon and spouse David Cannon; step-brother Michael White and step-sister Madison White; maternal grandmother Shirley K. Littlefield and grandfather Kenneth Littlefield; fraternal grandmother Carol Trask and grandfather Michael Tulley; uncles and aunts, Jeffrey D. Littlefield and partner Kathy Butler, Rodney and Katrina Corson, Harrison and Kym Littlefield, Brian and Megan Littlefield, Mark Tulley, Joni and Alan Smith, and Kelly (Tulley) Frazee; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

JEAN A. POULIN

VASSALBORO––Jean A. (Young) Poulin, 69, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born in Waterville on November 23, 1948, the daughter of Raymond and Joan (Quirion) Young.

A graduate of Mount Merici Academy, in Waterville, she was employed by Keyes Fibre (now Huhtamaki) for more than 30 years.

A dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, she always put her family first. She loved to travel, was very involved with youth hockey, and enjoyed gardening. An extremely strong woman, she had been fighting cancer and renal failure for many years.

She was predeceased by her mother; and a brother Raymond.

She is survived by her father Raymond Young; her husband Robert; her daughter Stephanie Lockhart and husband Justin; her son Chad Poulin and wife Jodi; and her son Brent Poulin; five grandchildren, Joshua and Tyler Wilde, Trent, Cole and Caitlin Poulin; and one great-grandchild Leo, three siblings Paula Fundaro, Bernard Young, and Carole Klaiber; and many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: St. John Regional Catholic School, 15 South Garand St., Winslow ME 04901.

JANICE DORVAL

VASSALBORO––Janice Dorval, 82, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Lakewood Rehabilitation Center, in Waterville. Janice was born September 16, 1935, in Oakland, the daughter of Earl and Bessie (Knox) Bickford.

Janice married Armand Dorval on October 10, 1953, in Vassalboro. In 1967, Janice and Armand bought an egg farm in Vassalboro and began raising laying hens. Janice was a proud farmer, known for her ingenuity and “can-do” attitude, both of which she regularly employed to resolve issues on the farm.

On January 4, 1975, Janice lost her husband Armand when he was killed in a snowmobile accident. Janice continued to operate the business on her own for years following his death. Janice was an extremely capable and selfless person, addressing whatever needed to be done for her family with out complaint. Whether she was tending the farm, redecorating her home, chopping wood, plowing snow or tending the vegetable garden, she was focused on getting the job done.

Whether she was sewing new outfits for her children and grandchildren, or tirelessly crocheting doilies in later years, Janice was dedicated to bringing joy and happiness to her family. When her grandchildren went off to college, she began a new tradition, sending “Gram’s Care Packages” that were anxiously awaited by her grandchildren and their college friends. Her great-grandchildren looked forward to her special birthday cards and singing cards at Christmas.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Neil Bickford.

Janice is survived by her children, spouses and grandchildren: Alan and Trudy Dorval, of Brooksville, Florida; Donna and Robert Goodrich, of Winslow; Jill and Michael Pleau, of Vassalboro; 12 grandchildren and their families: Alan and Leah Dorval, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and their children Lily, Sophie, and Levi; Robert Goodrich and Kat DeGroat, of Salem, Oregon, and their children Caleb, Elisabeth, Noah, Philip Goodrich, Corbin and Carson DeGroat; Brett and Katherine Goodrich, of Waterville, and their children, Emma and Ethan; Julie and Kenneth Morse, of Hampden, and their children, KJ, David, Sean, Daniel; Jodie and Eric Bither, of Chepachet, Rhode Island, and their children Julian, Beatrice, and Preston; Denylle and Steven Bouchard, of Lisbon Falls, and their children Kierra and Deven; Shelly and Travis Wheeler, of Sabattus, and their children, Curtis, Alana, and Silas; Tyler Goodrich, of Winslow; Douglas Dorval and Megan LeMay, of Wiscasset, and their daughter, Fern, Diana and Jeremy Verrill, of Windham, Ryan Pleau, of Vassalboro, Michael and Chelsie Pleau, of Livermore Falls; her sister, Elaine Collier, of Oakland; two brothers and their spouses: Earl and Alice Bickford, of Moultonboro, New Hampshire; Jack and Dot Bickford, of Sidney; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Vassalboro Community Food Pantry, c/o Cynthia Ferland, 26 Ferland Ln., Vassalboro ME 04989.

BARBARA A. TOUNGE

SOUTH CHINA – Barbara Ann Sutter Drouin Tounge, 69, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at her home, following a brief struggle with liver and lung cancer. She was born on August 8, 1948, in Augusta, at Augusta General Hospital and moved to Windsor on July 4, 1969, where she raised her four children and now resided in South China.

She loved to do crafts, play bingo, playing cards, doing extreme couponing and being around family and friends.

She worked at Health-Tex, Inc., for many years and retired after 25 years at Augusta Mental Health Institute (AMHI) and continued the remaining nine years at Riverview Psychiatric Center, in Augusta.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #179 for 31 years and the Augusta Elks Lodge #964 for 18 years.

She was predeceased by her husband; Gregory C. Tounge and previous husband, Emile L. Drouin; her parents: Bertram J. Sutter, Sr. and Virgie Mae (Hysom) Sutter; her brothers: Bertram J. Sutter, Jr. and his wife Sherril Sutter and Richard A. Sutter, Sr.; and her sister, Gloria J. (Sutter) Nimon Grant.

She is survived by her four children: Tammy Cunningham and her husband Troy, of China, Timothy Drouin, Sr. and wife Dawn, of Windsor, Thomas Drouin, of South China, and Theresa Haskell and companion Ronald Brann, of Windsor; eight grandchildren: Meghan Sears, Felicia Durgin, Timothy Drouin, Jr., Barbarajean Drouin, Meagan Cunningham, Ashley Haskell, Katie Cunningham and Abby Haskell; 13 great-grandchildren: James Drouin, Aidan Durgin, Jackson Drouin, Keegan Sears, Aurora Durgin, Carter Durgin, Jayden Drouin, Peytynn and Paisley Sears, Thea Haskell, Chase Durgin, Emma Haskell and new arrival any day of Isabelle Emilia Durgin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara has also left behind her beloved dog “Princess.”

Condolences, photos and stories may be shared through the funeral home website at: www.plummerfh.com.

Relatives and friends may visit on Thursday, March 8, from 2 – and 6 – 8 p.m., at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor where a funeral service will be held on Friday, March 9, at 3 p.m. Spring burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Windsor.

A benefit supper will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the American Legion Hall, Route 3, South China from 4 – 6 p.m.

Obituaries, Week of March 1, 2018

PHILIP M. WENTZEL

VASSALBORO––Philip Martin Wentzel, 89, of Vassalboro, formerly of China and Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. He was born on February 22, 1928, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the second child of Ethel Louise (Lake) Wentzel and Roy Alva Wentzel.

The family returned to the U. S. in 1930 and moved to Augusta in 1931.

Philip attended Augusta’s Nash and Lincoln schools and graduated from Cony High School as “Third Honor Part in the class of 1946. He served honorably in the Army of the United Stated from 1946 to 1948, with a tour of duty in Allied-occupied Japan as a photographer and surveyor. He then attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts, earning a B.S. in civil engineering in the class of 1952.

On September 13, 1952, Philip married the former Mary Ellen French, the youngest of six children of Thomas Cowan and Eunice Myrtle French, who owned and operated French’s Market Gardens, of South China. Philip and Mary were married for over 65 years until his death.

Philip was employed for 44 years in the Bridge Construction and Bridge Design Division of the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), formerly the Maine State Highway Commission, as a registered professional engineer, and worked on many bridge projects across the state.

Throughout his long live, Philip cultivated numerous interests, including, but by no means limited to, photography, home gardening, cartography, sharing the history of Maine narrow-gauge railroads with his children, maintaining ties with his relatives in the Wentzel and Kaulback families of Maine and Nova Scotia.

Also, baseball and basketball, swimming, skiing, hiking, mountain climbing and attending the annual MOFGA Common Ground County Fair since its inception in 1977.

A man of strong Christian faith and high principles, Philip honored his responsibilities to his family, his work, his friends, and his country. He will be remembered by many for his easy laugh and sense of humor.

Philip was predeceased by both of his parents; as well as a sister, Eleanor Mae Clark of Belgrade, and brothers-in-law Richard Houston and Morgan Harris.

Survivors include his wife Mary; their three sons, Robert F. Wentzel and wife Valerie Hunter, of Portland, Oregon, Thomas M. Wentzel and wife Cynthia Meler, of Tucson, Arizona, and John P. Wentzel, of Vassalboro; former daughter-in-law Nancy (Favor) (Wentzel) Phinney, of Santa Barbara, California; three grandsons, Robert and Nancy’s Lt. Col. (USAF) Jonathan F. and wife Claire Wentzel, Major (USAF) James B. and wife Kimberly Wentzel, and Robert and Valerie’s Joshua H. Wentzel; and four great-grandchildren; his sister, Lola Jeanne (Houston) Harris, of Berkeley, California; brother-in-law, Arthur Clark, of Belgrade; and by six nieces and nephews and their families.

To express condolences and participate in Philip’s online tribute, please visit www.DirectCremationofMaine.com.

Donations may be made in Philip’s memory to National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, c/o Bill Caswell, 535 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, Hillsboro, New Hampshire 03244.

ARTHUR CARPENTER

FAIRFIELD––Arthur “Biz” Carpenter passed away at Southern Maine Medical Center, in Biddeford, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Biz was born in Waterville on July 25, 1931, the son of Arthur Carpenter and Violet.

He graduated from Waterville High School in 1948. After high school he enlisted in the Army. He served for four years. Shortly after that Biz met Marie “Maggie” Adams.

Besides family, Biz had a couple of hobbies that brought immense joy to him. One of those hobbies was going to the Waterville Elks Club. He was a lifetime member. He spent many hours there and was a very “active member.” Biz enjoyed helping with the BBQ chicken dinners, did quite a bit of painting, and assisted with countless other activities. He made too many friends to mention here.

The other joy for this gentle, loving man was fishing. Oh my, how Biz counted the days leading up to the annual trek to East Gran Lake, in Danforth. He, along with a dozen or so family and friends, has trolled those waters since 1976. The enthusiasm Biz had for these fishing trips was exhilarating, and never wavered through the 40-plus years. The core of this enthusiasm came because he was going to be with those nearest and dearest to him. It didn’t matter that the fish would-often-be uncooperative. What mattered was making memories that could, and would, be shared time and time again. Imagine a “once-in-a-lifetime” moment happening on an annual basis!

Besides being predeceased by Marie and his parents; Biz was also predeceased by brothers Raymond, Don, and Neil; grandchild, Jeremy; and great-grandchild, Job.

Surviving family members are his two daughters Chrissy Jurdak, Robin Whiten and partner, Peter; a son Brian Carpenter and wife Karen; brothers Freddie and Danny; sister Marlene, as well as sister Diana and husband Ron; grandchildren Jessica and husband Eric, Jennifer, Heather and husband Shawn, Renee, Corey, Michael, and Marissa; great-grandchildren, Al, Halley, Elijah, Zeb, Dejah, Ethan, Evan, JD, , Aviana, Kianna and Peyton; step-grandchildren Miranda, Erica, and Eli; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation Inc., 30 East 33rd St., New York , NY 10016.

KENNETH A. SMITH

WHITEFIELD––Kenneth A. Smith, 5- month-old son of Derek W. Smith and Katie M. Merrill, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta on September 19, 2017.

Kenneth was the happiest boy. He always wore a smile and loved everyone he met.

Kenneth is survived by his parents, Derek W. Smith and Katie M. Merrill, of Whitefield; a brother, Granger Smith, of Whitefield; grandparents, Kenneth and Tressa Smith, of Exeter, Lori Monroe and husband Frank, of Whitefield and Jeff and Laurie McKenney, of Harmony; great-grandparents, Sandra and Buddy Smith, Donna and Duane Olson and Linda Rossignol Theriault and Clint Theriault; aunts and uncles, Shae Merrill and Bradley Northrup, Austin and Kirsten Merrill, Jacob and Kelsey Smith, Jessica Smith, Jerrod Smith and Josh Smith.

Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

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

Donations in Kenneth’s memory may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/baby-kenneths-funeral-expenses.

WILLIAM E. HAPWORTH SR.

FAIRFIELD––William E. Hapworth Sr., known to many as “Hap” “Ernie” “Happy” and “Ernest,” 84, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Maine General Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born in Waterville on October 8, 1933, the son of the late Howard C. and Fanny L. (Hustus) Hapworth.

Following his schooling, Ernest served with the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a very hard working man who really enjoyed working and providing for his family. He was working fulltime for Flood Brothers Dairy Farm just two months before his death. In his younger years, he was a self-employed dairy farmer, operating Happy Acres Dairy. He also owned and operated a trucking company, Happy Acres Dairy & Sons Trucking. His employment also included working for W. S. Pillsbury and Hammond Tractor.

Hap was also very dedicated to several organizations including the Masons, Shriners, and, in his younger years, was a member of the Fairfield Center Volunteer
fire Department. One of his greatest passions was flying his own planes. He owned and flew many over the years. He would often fly to remote destinations up north to go ice fishing.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Powers; and his daughter-in-law, Delia Hapworth.

Hap will be missed by his wife Jackie (Ronco) Hapworth; his children Patti White and husband Tom, of Fairfield, Cindy ‘White, of Winslow, William E. Hapworth Jr., of Fairfield, and Howard C. Hapworth II and wife Tara Grignon, of Fairfield; his sister, Alison Roberts and her husband Dana, of Winthrop; grandson Jason White and wife Tammy, of Fairfield; great-granddaughter Izabella White, of Fairfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in William’s memory to the charity of your choice.

ALBERIC PELLETIER

NORTH VASSALBORO – Alberic Pelletier, 85, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, of natural causes following a relatively short illness. Alberic was born on January 22, 1933, in Eagle Lake, son of Albenie and Rose Pelletier (Poissonnier).

As a child he moved to sidney with his family where he attended school. In 1951 he joined the U. S. Marine Corp and served a tour in the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Marines, he returned to central Maine where he married the former Caribel Porter on July 31, 1954. The young couple moved to Winslow.

Over the years Alberic owned and ran Al’s Sunoco gas stations and garages on Bay Street, in Winslow, Main Street, in Fairfield, and College Ave, in Waterville. His wreckers had “Here Come Al” signage ons the front that could only be read in a mirror. Alberic was an avid fisherman and a hunter, as he had an incredible shot. He went hunting in many states and various provinces in Canada. Al was a dedicated gardener and was an accomplished builder, as he built several homes in the central Maine area.

At his retirement, Al and Caribel moved to Casa Grand, Arizona, where they resided and made many friends until their return to Maine in 2008.

Alberic was predeceased by his parents Albenie and Rose Pelletier; his brothers Alvie, Alfred, Richard; sisters Estelle and Shirley Glazier; mother-in-law Gladys Porter and father-in-law Oliver Porter.

He is survived by his wife Caribel of 63 years; daughter Judith Rogde and significant other Richard, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and her son Jarrett and daughter Allison; son Peter and daughter-in-law Sally, on Intervale, New Hampshire, and his sons Brian, Lance and Scott; his son Randall and daughter-in-law Erlile, of Vassalboro, and his daughters Jasmine and Jayde; his daughter Jennifer Pelletier and significant other Scott, of Winslow, and her daughter Tasha; seven great-grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

OTHERS DEPARTED

GABRIELLE L. MANSON, 102, of Waterville, formerly of Fairfield, Oakland and Unity, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by son Parrish Manson and wife, Jessey, of Waterville, and daughter Pamela Manson, of Winslow.

LORETTE H. RANCOURT, 86, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Clover Living Center, in Auburn, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Ainslie and husband Boye, of Vassalboro.

EVA MAY NICHOLS, 71, of Skowhegan, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at her home. Locally she is survived by daughters Shay Perryman and husband Kenny, of Oakland, and Ida Noonan and fiencé Jeremy Clement, of Vassalboro.

HELEN M. LIBBY, 54, of New Harbor, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Harpswell. Locally, she is survived by children Kara Ray and partner Mark Savage, of Washington, and Samual Ray and wife Jordan, of Liberty; brother Matthew Libby, of Unity.

EDMOND L. CARET, 71, of Ashford, Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born in Augusta on July 7,, 1941, the son of Benedict and Malvina Caret. Locally, he is survived by brothers Tghomas Caret, of South China, and George Caret, of Augusta.

WALTER H. MASCHINO, 90, of Gardiner, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a short illness. Locally, he is survived by grandchildren Lisa and bob Caron and their children, Micaela, Samantha, Isaiah, Alexander and Beau, of Augusta, Tarsha and Josh Sack and their children Cody, Parker and Joshua, of South China.

KEENAN R. JONES, 53, of Waldoboro, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Allison Andrade and husband Mitch, of Washington.

LORRAINE P. HAYDEN, 70, of Starks, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Sandy River Center, in Farmington. Locally, she is survived by daughters Katherine Casey, of Waterville, and Patricia Hayden and fiancé Errol Ireland, of Clinton; and grandchildren Cassandra Gaskey and husband Steve, Alex Casey, and Miriah Casey, all of Waterville, Zachary Casey, of Madison, Tifani Warren, of Skowehgan, and Natasha Warren, of East Benton.

GERMAINE MATHIEU, 95, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by her children, David Mathieu, and Helen Nadeau and husband John, all of Waterville; grandson Daniel Nadeau and wife Kahli, of Waterville; brother Leonel Huard and wife Angela, of Winslow; sister-in-law Violette Huard, of Winslow.

AUDREY LAWSON, 76, of Gardiner, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a son, Brent M. Lawson Sr. and wife Bonnie, of China.

Obituaries, Week of February 22, 2018

VIRGINIA A. VEILLEUX

OAKLAND – Virginia A. Veilleux, 75, of Oakland, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2018, at Glenridge Nursing Home, following a long battle with dementia. She was born in Waterville, the daughter of Alton and Yvonne Pomerleau Wilbur.

She was educated in Waterville schools. She worked at Fort Halifax Packing, in Winslow, and then became a stay-at-home mom. She loved knitting, crocheting, dancing, beano and spending time with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; daughter Victoria Reid; brother Keith Wilbur; and grandson Paul Caret.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald, of Oakland; sons Brian Reid, of South Carolina, Paul Reid Jr. and wife Loretta, ofSouth Carolina, daughter Sherill Reid and partner Norman Pelkey, of Waterville, Penny Goodale and husband John, of Vassalboro; sisters Diane Lane, of Oakland, Linda Rodrigue, and Donna Cayouette, both of Winslow; brothers Russell Wilbur, of Portland, Everett Wilbur, of Waterville; stepdaughter Vicki, of Windsor; stepsons Keith, of Fairfield, Paul, of Waterville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

CATHERINE M. TRAYLOR

WINDSOR – Catherine (Cathy) M. Traylor, 84, of Windsor, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Cathy was born at home on October 25, 1933, in Bronx, New York, to the late Joseph and Grace (Enright) McCrain.

She worked several jobs while living in New York and New Jersey. Once she married and began her family, she chose to be a stay at home mom.

Upon moving to Maine in 1984 she worked as a custodian for many years at Windsor Elementary School. She built lasting relationships with the staff and community members. The students loved her dearly as she did them. They looked up to her and always appreciated her beautiful smiles and warm caring hugs. To this day the past students remember her and share their stories of her and how much they loved her.

Catherine was always there to lend a helping hand no matter what. She was a very beautiful person, inside and out. Her beautiful blue eyes stood out from across the room.

She enjoyed going to church, shopping at Wal-Mart, and watching TV. She absolutely adored her two cats, Pat and Cat, but more than anything she cherished her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she loved unconditionally.

Cathy was member of Saint Michael’s Parish, attending Saint Augustine’s Church.

She is survived by three sons, Robert Burns and his partner Karen McCarthy, of Windsor, Richard Burns and his wife Andrea, of Berwick, Patrick Burns, of Augusta; two daughters, Catherine Bell and her partner Douglas Medina, of Palermo, Therese Barrett and her partner Albert Knights Jr., of Vassalboro; three sisters, Lois Ozga, of Dumont, New Jersey, Patricia Stone and her husband Warren, of Ringe, New Hampshire, Dorothy Pierce, of Bronx, New York; two brothers, Joseph McCrain and his wife Joyce, of Coram, New York, Edward McCrain and his wife Mary, of Albertson, New York; two step-daughters, Gail Traylor-Garcia, of Tampa Bay, Florida and Cindy Traylor Housman, of Tom’s River, New Jersey; grandchildren, Kelly, Pamela, Michael, Keith, Christina, Nikole, Amber, Mollie, Richie, Allison, Nicole, Brad, Brooke, Katie, Nikki, Douglas, Matt, Austyn, Annika, and Michayla; several great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Emmett Traylor; a daughter Grace Theresa Burns; three brothers, William McCrain. James McCrain and Thomas McCrain; three sisters, Eileen Baer, Grace Calvano and Joan McCrain; her all-time favorite son-in-law, Dick Bell; her step-daughter Gloria Traylor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Augustine’s Church, of Saint Michael’s Parish, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. A celebration of Cathy’s life will follow at the American Legion Post 179, South China, Maine from 1 – 4 p.m.

MICHELLE D. HASKELL

ALBION – Michelle Dawn Haskell, 42, of Albion, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born October 1, 1975, the daughter of Mark Haskell and Jackie Lucier.

She was employed as animal control officer for the towns of Albion, Troy, Thorndike and Unity.

Michelle liked gardening and taking care of her garden.

Michelle is survived by her significant other Rickey Bragg, of Albion; daughter Maryah Fortin, of Fairfield; two sons, Jared Barter, of Albion, and Charles Ripley III, of Whitefield; brother David Bumford, of Augusta; sister Naomi Williams, of Alberta, Alabama; four grandchildren, Harlen, Kohen, Ella and Jaylynn.

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

KATHERINE A. BOUCHER

FAIRFIELD – Katherine A. Boucher, 81, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at her home. She was born March 1, 1936, the daughter of Edwin and Ethel Collier.

Katherine, “Kay,” graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, in 1954. She was a devout member of Corpus Christi Parish, where she served as a Eucharistic minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, in Fairfield.

She will be remembered for her delicious Saturday lunches which she made so effortlessly, and she welcomed all who happened to walk through her kitchen door to join in on the lunch. She loved July 4, swimming, traveling, crossword puzzles, gardening and a good cup of tea.

Kay was an immeasurable source of strength, leadership, comfort, understanding and unconditional love, not only for her family, but for all those she held dear to her heart. Her strong will, deep faith, kindness, generosity and love for those around her will always be cherished and forever missed.

She was predeceased by her parents, and one brother, Timothy Collier; and by husbands Romeo Bureau, Norman Pellerin, and J. Alfred Boucher.

Kay is survived by seven sons, Marc Bureau and wife Amber, Scott Bureau and wife DeeDee, Paul Pellerin, David Pellerin and wife Robin, Jeffrey Pellerin and wife Robin, Donald Pellerin, and Andrew Pellerin and wife Leanne; two daughters, Lisa Bureau Smith and partner Andre Isabelle, and Noreen Howard and husband Lewis; 14 grandchildren; the Boucher family, Robert and wife Norma, Richard and wife Debbie, Karen Witham and husband Jeff, Donald and wife Lyndsey, Kathy Simpson and husband Steve; sister-in-law, Linda Collier; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Alfond Cancer Center, 361 Old Belgrade Rd., Augusta, ME 04330.

ANTOINETTE B. ZEMRAK

WINSLOW – Antoinette “Toni” Zemrak, 85, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born in Waterville on April 1, 1932, the daughter of Joseph Philip and Belzemire Veilleux.

Toni grew up and attended school in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1950. She and her husband of 65 years, Robert, were married on September 6, 1952, and together they had five children.

Toni worked at the Federal Trust Bank, in Waterville, for many years following high school. She then opened a daycare in her home and cared for hundreds of children for more than 20 years. After retiring from being a daycare provider, she opened Antoinette’s Bridal Boutique, on Main St., in Waterville. She ran the business until her full retirement.

Toni enjoyed traveling. After her husband’s retirement, they took 2-1/2 months to travel the country. She loved her many trips to California, New York City, Myrtle Beach, Florida and Hawaii. Her longest destination trip was to Japan.

Toni is survived by her husband Robert; children Gary and wife Brenda, Brian and wife Cathy, Laurie Levasseur and husband Jim, Vicki Harding and husband Jeff, and Derek and wife Kaori; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 3C, Scarborough, ME 04074

HATTIE BUMPS

CHINA – Hattie Bumps, 95, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018. Shewas born August 11, 1922, in Winslow, daughter of Harry W. McCaslin and Thelma (Green) McCaslin.

Hattie married Bernard J. Bumps, October 26, 1940, and they were married 35 years. They purchased the Old Bumps Homestead on Pleasant View Ridge Road where they ran a dairy farm with Bernard’s brother until the farm was sold in 1970.

Hattie chaired many seats while she was a member of the Silver Lake Grange, in China. She was a employee for years at Lipman Hatchery, in Winslow. Hattie was not a stranger to hard work as she and her family ran the farm while Bernard was enlisted in the military. She worked as a housekeeper for many years for many local residents of China.

Hattie can be remembered as a hard worker willing to help out any way possible. Hattie spent many of her days and nights crocheting dish cloths and blankets for her family and friends. She had a great appreciation and love of flowers and could be seen tending her gardens in the spring and summer each year, if you were lucky she would give you cuttings of her flowers to nurture in your own gardens.

Hattie was predeceased by her parents Harry and Thelma McCaslin, her husband Bernard J. Bumps, her daughter Nancy Bona and her ten siblings.

She is survived by her sister in-law Deloris McCaslin, her daughter, Elaine Hannan and her husband Sonny, of Weeks Mills, sons Arvide Bumps and wife Christa Bumps, of China, Joseph Bumps and his wife Cheryl Bumps, of Augusta, and her son in-law, Thomas Bona, of China; her grandchildren: Todd, Dennis, Tina, Heidi, Alisa, Trevy, Tomi, Tiffiny, Lindsey and Jasmine her eighteen great-grandchildren: Stephen, Elizabeth, AC, Dennis, Chynna, Ashley, Destynee, Jayde, Nicholas, Jordyn, Cameron, Brenden, Tedi, Jackson, Lucas, Bailey, Bella and Maddy; and three great-great grandchildren: Jayden, Rylee and Paityn. There are many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousin.

There will be a small family graveside service and burial in the spring. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.directcremationofmaine.com.

GEORGE L. DWELLEY

AUGUSTA – George L. Dwelley, 83, died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home following a long illness. He was born in Alexander on May 1, 1934, a son of the late Wayne and Ruth E. (Ferguson) Dwelley.

Mr. Dwelley was a graduate of Calais Memorial High School and Barrington University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

He had been employed by Erskine Academy, in South China, for over 25 years and previously worked for many years at Winslow Junior High School.

Mr. Dwelley was an active member of the Blessed Advent Christian Church. He was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. George ran canoe trips in northern Maine for many years.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Aubrey Dwelley.

Mr. Dwelley is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred E. (Campbell) Dwelley, of Waterville; his son, David and Penny Dwelley, of Manchester; two daughters: Dianne and David Spurdle, of Temecula, California, and Donna and Paul Oxley, of Vassalboro; a sister-in-law, Lillian Dwelley, of East Machias; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m., at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Family Life Center at the Blessed Advent Christian Church.

Those who desire may make donations to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME, 04074.

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

BRIAN L. ROY

WINSLOW – Brian L. Roy, 49, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born December 6, 1968, in Portland, the son of Alton and Helena (Green) Roy.

Brian had graduated with a diploma from Lawerence Adult Ed, in Fairfield. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church, of Augusta, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and raising chickens.

Brian is survived by, his significant other Pam Henderson and her two children Nick and Morgan, of Winslow, a son Dalton Roy, of Waterville, three daughters, Tisheena Foss and husband Justin, of Weston, Victoria Williams and husband Ben, of Weston, and Kasey Inman, of Waterville; mother, Helena Roy, of Waterville; father, Alton Roy Sr. and wife Yvette, of Clinton; two brothers, Roger Green and Alton Roy Jr. and wife MJ, of Skowhegan, two sister, Brenda Dodge and husband Daniel, of Canaan, Laurie Ann Roy, of Winslow; granddaughter, Aria Foss and grandson Chandler Foss, of Weston, along with nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Thomas and Gladys Green.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Brian’s memory to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

GABRIELLE L. MANSON, 102, of Waterville, formerly of Fairfield, Oakland and Unity, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by son Parrish Manson and wife, Jessey, of Waterville, and daughter Pamela Manson, of Winslow.

EVA MAY NICHOLS, 71, of Skowhegan, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at her home. Locally she is survived by daughters Shay Perryman and husband Kenny, of Oakland, and Ida Noonan and fiencé Jeremy Clement, of Vassalboro.

LORRAINE P. HAYDEN, 70, of Starks, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Sandy River Center, in Farmington. Locally, she is survived by daughters Katherine Casey, of Waterville, and Patricia Hayden and fiancé Errol Ireland, of Clinton; and grandchildren Cassandra Gaskey and husband Steve, Alex Casey, and Miriah Casey, all of Waterville, Zachary Casey, of Madison, Tifani Warren, of Skowehgan, and Natasha Warren, of East Benton.

Obituaries, Week of February 15, 2018

DOROTHY J. JOSEPH

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

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

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

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

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

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

GERARD H. ROUTHIER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARJORIE A. HACHEY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCAL TIES

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

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

AREA NOTABLE

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