Obituaries, Week of August 17, 2017

JACQUELINE M. WOODWARD

PALERMO––Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Woodward, 79, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 18, 1937, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Sanderson) Delaney.

Mrs. Woodward had been employed for 25 years at the Kennebec Journal, retiring as head production secretary.

She later worked with her husband, Norman, as co-owner/operator of the 1-7-10 Bowling Alley in Augusta.

She was predeceased by her husband, Norman A. Woodward; brothers and sisters, Phyllis Corbett, Marion Applegate, Eddie Delaney and twin brothers Donald and Delmar Delaney.

Mrs. Woodward is survived by five children: Steve Goedecke, of Augusta, Jim Goedecke, of South China, Craig Goedecke, of Hull, Massachusetts, Mark Goedecke, of Ponte Verda, Florida, and Darline Harris, of Troy, New Hampshire; a stepson, Daniel Woodward and his wife Tina, of Hallowell; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

KENNETH F. CLEMENTS

OAKLAND––Kenneth F. Clements, 68, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born in Chesterville on September 4, 1948, the son of Floyd and Katherine (Adams) Clements.

Kenneth worked as a crane operator on oil rigs, mostly in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kenneth was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a life-long member of the American Legion. His family was his priority, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and playing 63 with his parents and siblings. He was an avid New England Patriots fan.

Surviving are his wife Candice Clements, of Oakland; a daughter Karen Camille Clements Rasar and fiancé Michael Myhaver, of Skowhegan; brothers Kermit and Calvin Clements, of Chesterville, and David Clements and companion Sheena Rapoza, of Belfast; sisters, Charlene Clements and Cynthia Wheeler and husband Charles, of Chesterville; grandchildren Justin Clements, of Waterville, Travis Stymist Jr., of Oakland, Sarah and Dylan Rodrigue, of Skowhegan; several nieces and nephews.

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

JEANNETTE E. EASTMAN

FAIRFIELD––Jeannette E. Eastman, 88, formerly Fairfield, passed away in Waterville at Lakewood Continued Care Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Jeannette was born on October 16, 1928, in Fairfield, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Wheeler) Estes.

She married Robert Eastman, and they raised their family in Fairfield. She worked as a bookkeeper at Peters Gas and Oil.

Jeannette loved crafts, which she made for family. She also loved cats, reading and doing word search puzzles. She loved to bake and always made the birthday cakes at family gatherings. Jeannette liked to go fishing in a boat and loved watching the Boston Red Sox.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Stevens Eastman; and son, Richard Eastman.

She is survived by her son, Robert Eastman and fiancée Kathy Poulin; her grandsons, Jason Eastman and wife Heidi, Kevin Eastman and wife Kat, Ronnie Eastman and Adam Roy; and two great-grandchildren, Jade and Murphy.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com.

STEVEN E. ANTHONY

ALBION––Steven Edward Anthony, 48, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 3017, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston.

His father’s military career brought him around the world until his family found their home in Maine.

Though he had many professions throughout his life, he found his true calling as a Maine State Guide, where he pursued his passions for nature and hunting.

He is survived by his father, Harvey Anthony; his three children, Andriana, Dylan and Steven Anthony II; as well as his grandchildren, Kassidy and Zackary Jackson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation at www.hs.foundation.org/donate.

EDWARD P. NOEL

VASSALBORO––Edward “Big Ed” Paul Noel, 78, of Vassalboro, and Largo, Florida, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at home by the lake. Ed was born in Waterville on July 27, 1939, the son of Paul E. and Nellie (Haskell) Noel.

He received his diploma from Winslow High School in 1957. He attended the University of Southern Maine and graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a machine tool technology degree.

He worked 16 years as a machinist in New Hampshire and Maine, after which he became an instructor in machine tool technology and welding for 25 years. He retired from teaching in 1999 from the Capital Area Technical Center, in Augusta.

Ed was always actively involved with community services, having been the Winslow Jaycees president in 1969 and Exalted Ruler of the Waterville Lodge of Elks #905 in 1983, of which he was a service member for over 50 years.

In 1990, Ed was the state president of the Maine Elks Association. He was an avid snowmobiler with family and friends. He lived on Webber Pond, in Vassalboro, for 40 years, his favorite place for boating. He was a longtime New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan.

Ed enjoyed playing the drums. He was a drummer in dance bands and in retirement, in the Four Seasons Retirement Community Band.

Ed was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Avis.

He is survived by his children, Bruce Noel and Michelle Noel, of Vassalboro, Michael Noel, of Largo, Florida, Lisa Noel Beck, of Grandbury, Texas; and his granddaughter Stephanie Matijevic and her husband Ivan, of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Kathy Binnette and husband Leo, of Oakland; two brothers, Joseph Noel and wife Suzette, of Waterville and David Noel, of Oakland; stepchildren, Christine Aucoin, Nanette Wells, and Gary, Lenny, Mark and Danny Proulx; and his very special friend and companion, Mary Barnes.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Maine, or The Good Shepherd Food Bank, P.O. Box 1807, Auburn ME 04211, for the Vassalboro Food Bank Pantry where Ed has been a donor for many years.

MILTON L. PENDEXTER

BENTON––Milton L. Pendexter, 86, of Benton, succumbed to lung cancer on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Milton was born on December 27, 1930, to Albert and Winnifred Pendexter.

On July 25, 1952, Milton married the former Sadie Peters. They were married 66 years prior to her death on April 6, 2017. Together they raised four children.

Milton worked at Purlac Dairy for a few years before moving on to Keyes Fibre Co. where he worked for 25 years. Milton enjoyed many recreational activities such as bowling and golfing. Milton enjoyed working around the house he completely remodeled himself. He loved working in his garden he had for years. Milton was a “Jack of all Trades” and a master of raising his children.

Milton was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Sadie Pendexter; his parents; his daughter, Candace; and a brother, Alfred Pendexter Jr.

Surviving are his four children, Gary Pendexter and his wife Mary, of Georgia; Curtis Pendexter and wife Debbie, of China; Melissa Carter and husband Lee, of Winslow; and Kevin Pendexter and wife Rica, of Winslow. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Derek Carter, of Lewiston; Julia Pendexter, of Georgia; Madisyn Pendexter, of Winslow; Samuel Upton, of Winslow; Amy Bryant, of Waterville; and Jodi Beckwith, of Massachusetts; a great-grandson Ayden, of Lewiston; and a sister Barbara Noel, of Florida.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph‘s Maronite Catholic Church, 3 Appleton Street, Waterville ME 04901.

JACKIE E. MOOREHEAD JR.

FAIRFIELD––Jackie Emmitt Moorehead Jr., 39, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Redington-Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan. Jackie was born on June 20, 1978, to Cecilia and Jackie E. Moorehead in Skowhegan.

He has been with his chosen family for the past 32 years. He was loved by his “parents,” Derek and Rose Adams; and brothers, Tyler and Christian Adams, of Shawmut.

If you met Jackie, you would remember his big personality and character: “With a wink and a smile, he touched many lives.” He was a proud brother and uncle who could be found giving his brothers or nieces rides on his chair or in his lap. Never has someone lived such a full life in such a short time.

Jackie graduated from Waterville High School. He later returned to volunteer at the Tech Center and assist the nursing program instructor, Tracy Cloutier, with the nursing program. Jackie loved to teach. He lived to challenge the stigmas surrounding disabilities. With the help of his job coach, Jen Bouchard, there was next to nothing that Jackie could not do. In the many jobs he held, suh as volunteering at the Muskie Center, in Waterville, AquaCoral Reef Aquarium, in Fairfield, The Fairfield Food Pantry, and Oakland Redemption, there aren’t many people who met him and did not take something away from it.

Jackie never let his disability prevent him from doing anything. His wheelchair was less of an anchor than it was his sail. He traveled across the country to sports games and communication conventions, shattering barriers and touching the hearts of countless people.

Jackie was a member of “SPRED,” a symbolic religious development for individuals with disabilities, and made lifelong connections with every person there. With the help of Barbara Pouliot, Jackie received his sacraments in April 2000 and deepened his faith. As a devout Catholic, Jackie always wanted to attend church. Saturday was a day to “sleep in,” but Sunday was for church and home with family. He volunteered at Mt. St. Joseph and visited with the residents, keeping them company and attending church with them.

Jackie was passionate about many things. He was an avid sports fan; he maintained a garden at Klearview Manor; he loved his Augusta Chapter Harley Motorcycle riders; enjoyed bowling and playing the slots.

Jackie is survived by family, Derek and Rose Adams; brothers, Tyler and Christian Adams; grandparents Janet Daigle and Karl and Myrla Rolfe; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

To share condolences, memories and tributes with Jackie’s friends and family, please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

ROSS A. HODSDON

FAIRFIELD––Ross Alen Hodsdon, 68, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at his home in Fairfield. He had been battling cancer for the past six years. Ross was born in Grand Isle, on August 29, 1948, to Nellie (Hatfield) Hodsdon and Charles Warren Hodsdon.

He spent his childhood in Calais. He graduated from Calais High School and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Gordon College and a master of arts in linguistics from California State University, Northridge. He became a born-again Christian as a young boy and dedicated his life to Christ a couple years later after a near-fatal canoe accident.

After completing his studies in linguistics, Ross, along with his beloved wife and collaborator, Cathy Ann (Hunter) Hodsdon, went to Brazil as missionaries where they lived with the Macushi Indian tribe in the Amazon. Ross would translate the New Testament into Macushi. Ross and Cathy became part of the translation agency Bibles International of Baptist Mid Missions and would eventually help translate the Bible into 21 languages in 14 different countries in Central and South America, Asia and the South Pacific. In addition to their translation efforts, the Hodsdons did church planting, development and recovery work in Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan and California.

Ross was diagnosed with prostate cancer while on a missions trip in Thailand in 2011; he continued to travel for Bibles International while receiving cancer treatment until 2015.

In addition to his wife Cathy, Ross Hodsdon is survived by his children, their spouses and grandchildren: Connie and Birch Champeon and their sons Warren and Rowan; Carl and Nikki Hodsdon, their children Ashilynn, Catelynn, and Josiah, of Peru, SA; Dana and Beulah Hodsdon, their children Eli and Kirsi, of Clinton and Samuel Ross and Angelina Hodsdon, of Clinton. Ross also leaves behind his siblings and their spouses: Richard “Dick” Warren Hodsdon, of Calais; Aleta and Will Budd, of Rowley, Massachusetts; Charles “Chuck” Warren and Judy Hodsdon, of Bangor; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Bibles International, 509 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49548. Donations may be made by check or online at www.biblesint.org. The gifts will go towards publishing the Falam Bible, on which Ross and Cathy worked.

DOROTHY DUNLAP

VASSALBORO––Dorothy Dunlap, 92, a longtime resident of Annapolis, Maryland, was born in Jewett, Ohio, September 12, 1924, and she died on Saturday, August 1, 2017.

She was predeceased by her husband Dale in 2008. They made their home in Annapolis, Maryland from 1946 to 2011 when she moved to Maine. She was also predeceased by a son, George R. Dunlap in 2010.

Frank and Colleen Dunlap have cared for her for the past nine years as she dealt with the effects of Alzheimer’s and she resided in Vassalboro for the past seven years.

Mrs. Dunlap graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in home economics. Prior to having a family she was on staff at Weems System of Navigation. She and her husband Dale were members of Heritage Baptist Church where they enjoyed serving and worshipping for more than 50 years. Mrs. Dunlap had the gift of painting pictures for enjoyment.

She is survived by her son, Frank and his wife Colleen Dunlap, of Vassalboro; daughter-in-law Mary Dunlap, of Odenton, Maryland; grandchildren, Matthew and Lindsay Dunlap, of New Providence, Pennsylvania, William and Anna Dunlap, of Severna Park, Maryland, Jennifer and Jordan Potter, of Converse, Texas, Joshua and Sydney Dunlap, of Scarborough, and Nathaniel and Heather Dunlap, of Cumberland; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Londot, of Ohio, and Ethel Smyres, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

CHARLOTTE R. HOWARD, 94, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a son, Timothy Howard and wife Anita, of Vassalboro.

BLAKELY M. FIFIELD passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Monte Sylvester, of Palermo, and Tammy Sylvester, of Augusta.

JAMEY S. SANBORN, 41, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Locally, he is survived by an aunt, Cheryl Young, of Windsor.

LINDA M. SANSOUCI, 69, of Randolph, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, following a long battle with cancer. Locally, she is survived by a son, Wayne Sansouci and wife Anne, and a granddaughter, Megan Sansouci, all of Winslow.

RODNEY L. SWETT, 58, of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, following a battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by his parents, Annie and Lowell Swett, of Oakland, daughter Megan Reed and husband Ryan, granddaughter Alexis Reed, all of Waterville; and siblings Danny Swett, of Oakland, David Swett, of Rome, and Jane Pellerin, of Belgrade.

JACQUELYN P. BROWN, 94, of Hallowell, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter Kristin Giguere and husband Adam, of Winslow.

JEANNETTE F. CORSON, 86, of Cornville, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a son, Omer Kenneth Pelotte and wife Lorrie, of Fairfield.

JANICE C. HARRIS, 73, of Winthrop, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center, in Lewiston. Locally, she is survived by a son Steven Harris and wife Althea, and grandsons Justin Harris and Trace Harris, all of China.

FORMER RESIDENTS

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

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

BERTHA F. ROY, 82, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Country Manor, in Coopers Mills. Locally, she is survived by a daughters Tina Collette, of China, and Tammy Roy and companion Alan Glidden, of Coopers Mills.

Obituaries, Week of August 10, 2017

ARLENE L. BOYDEN

FAIRFIELD––Arlene Louise Boyden passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. She was born in Fairfield on November 3, 1934, the daughter of Walter and Mae (Higgins) Quimby.

She attended schools in Fairfield. In June of 1951, Louise married Irving O. Boyden, of Clinton; he passed away on February 5, 1986.

Louise lived a very full and active life. She held many different jobs over the years. She was a landlord for 45 years, she drove people to the Muskie Center, and she worked at Keyes Fibre.

Louise and Irving traveled extensively during their marriage. They enjoyed camping and fishing, and visited many places in the U.S. and Canada. Louise was never idle, she loved eating out, and taking her grandchildren to many Disney attractions and fun parks.

She loved to shop and finding a bargain just made the day. She was always visiting the shut-ins and enjoyed taking them meals. Louise will best be remembered for the beautiful flowers she and Gary grew and sold from her house on Main St. She will be sorely missed by us all.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Ada Winters and Annie Armour.

She is survived by her son Gary, of Fairfield, her son David and his wife Rebecca, of Hartland; two grandchildren, Ben Boyden and wife Shelby and Krissie Woodbury and husband Adam; three great-grandchildren, Garrett Woodbury, and Bridgette and Jameson Boyden; many nieces and nephews.

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

ANTHONY R. POOLER

VASSALBORO––Anthony “Tony” Pooler, 62, of Vassalboro, died peacefully Monday, July 17, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a life-long struggle with a debilitating disease. He was born July 25, 1954, in Waterville, the first-born son of Clifford Sr. and Joan (Trahan) Pooler.

Tony attended Vassalboro elementary schools and Winslow High School. In his youth, he worked alongside his brothers and sisters at the family poultry farm in Winslow and Vassalboro. As a young man and into his adult life, Tony, worked at Hemphill’s Horse Farm, in Vassalboro. In 1977, Tony enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After serving in the military, he worked at Massey Lumber and Morneau Lumber, both in Vassalboro. He also worked at the Cliff Pooler and Son’s family sawmill and as a foreman at Duratherm Window Corp., in Vassalboro. He also worked statewide in asbestos removal and for Patriot Siding Co., in Vassalboro. A hard worker, never at odds to find work, Tony lived a carefree, colorful life.

He lived his life to the fullest. He loved working with wood, horses, boating and fishing. He enjoyed keeping informed of world, local news and around-town gossip.

A loyal customer to the end, his daily patronization will be sadly missed at Ferris Variety, Vassalboro.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Christie Pooler and brother Timothy Pooler.

Tony is survived by his partner and best friend Patty Ferran; and his son, George Billing; six sisters and their spouses, Diane Roux and husband, Dwayne, of Winslow, Terry Schmidt and husband Fred, of Thorndike, Tina Lagasse and husband Robert, of Vassalboro, Patty Suga and husband Dana, of Vassalboro, Kim Pooler and Missy Pooler, of Vassalboro; two brothers, Kevin Pooler, of Albion, ad Clifford “Didin” Pooler Jr., and his life partner, Cohen Leathers, of Vassalboro; several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Tony’s life will be held from 1–4 p.m., Sunday, August 6, at the “Ole-Mill” Community Hall, Oak Grove Rd., Vassalboro. Committal Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 7, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta.

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society, 170, US Route 1, Suite 200, Falmouth ME 04105 or Alcoholics Anonymous, Center Service Office, 47 Portland St., Portland ME 04101.

GERMAINE J. DAMBOISE

FAIRFIELD––Germaine J. Damboise, 73, passed away at her home on Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born in Caribou on May 24, 1944, the daughter of Albert O’Clair and Cecile (Theriault) O’Clair.

In 1961 Germaine married Lionel Damboise, also of Caribou, they had been married for 55 years. Together they had four children.

Germaine loved her garden and her flowers. She loved to sit on her porch and watch the birds. What she loved most of all was her family.

Germaine was predeceased by her sister Blanche St. Peter, and brothers, Henry and Gilbert O’Clair.

She is survived by her husband Lionel Damboise; her children, Dorothy (Damboise) Bailey and husband, Dennis R., of Knox, Connie Damboise, of Fairfield, Lee Damboise, of Fairfield, and Steven Damboise, of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Christopher Bailey, of Fairfield and Alicia (Bailey) Cook and husband Bruce, of Knox; two great-grandchildren, Naima Bailey, of Knox and Riley Cook, of Knox; and sisters, Anita Chambless, Gert Miner, and Mary Guerrett.

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

JAMES W. EVERS

BENTON – James “Big Jim” W. Evers, 76 passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin following a short illness. Jim was born August 30, 1940, in Dexter, and was the son of the late Stephen and Eleanor Evers.

Jim was raised in Fairfield, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1958. He was a standout athlete, loyal friend, loving family man who was humble, full of grace, and had a personality and sense of humor that filled a room.

Following graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served with the military police in Korea from 1958 through 1961. Jim returned home to propose to his high school sweetheart Patty (Rowe) Evers and they were married for 55 years.

Jim retired from SD Warren’s Hinckley plant as the director of safety and security and continued to work part time as a realtor. He devoted his personal time to his wife, children, grandchildren and community. Jim had a passion for coaching baseball and basketball, was involved in the PAL athletic programs for over 20 years, and was a huge Red Sox and Patriots fan. In addition to sports, Jim enjoyed the outdoors; he was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. Jim was a member of the American Legion, the planning board for the town of Benton and a devoted advocate for veterans.

Jim is survived by his wife, Patty (Rowe) Evers, of Benton, son James E. and his wife Cathy Evers, of Falmouth; daughters Jodi Evers, of Windham; Jill and her husband David Leblond, of Biddeford; son John W. and his wife Jill Evers, of Hamilton, Massachusetts; sister Carol and husband David Gilbert, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; sister-in laws, Paula Rowe of Falmouth, Pamela Rowe, of Pittsburgh, Penssylvania, and Judy Evers, of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Danielle Quimby, Tyler Evers, Laney Evers, Travis Leblond, Wyatt Leblond, Conor Evers, Ryan Evers and Jack Evers.

In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother’s Raymond Evers and Bobby Howlett.

Memorial donations can be made to the Arbor House through CMMC Development Office, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; www.cmmcgiving.org or call (207) 795-2950.

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

MARY ANNE BLAY

WINDSOR – Mary Anne Blay, daughter of Elbridge and Annie Doherty Blay, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Born in Rumford Maine, Mary was predeceased by her parents and her daughter Aliza Blay Mason in 2007.

Mary retired from the State of Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired and enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens and time with her cat Lulu. She was a long-time resident of Windsor.

She is survived by her life partner, Joseph Russell, son Robbie Blay and his partner Rae Ann York, grandson Colby Blay and Rae Ann’s children Mark and Annie McKechnie; sisters, Elizabeth and husband Gary Coffin, Jane Blay, and Martha and her husband John Russell along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

CAPT. EDWARD E. WARD

CHINA – Captain Raymond E. Ward, 92, USN (Ret.) was born in North Vassalboro to Willis and Lizzie Ward on October 8, 1924. He had a brother Francis and sister Barbara who, like his parents, are deceased. After graduating from the Erskine Academy, in South China, he attended Northeastern University and then Tufts University, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated with an electrical engineering degree.

He joined the U.S. Navy on July 1, 1943, via the V-12 Program. He served afloat on aircraft carriers, destroyers, and destroyer tenders and was stationed ashore in Norfolk, Virginia; Newport, Rhode Island; Londonderry Northern Ireland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Boston, Massachusetts; and Waukegan, Illinois. During his career as a Navy surface warfare officer, he commanded the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823), the USS Charles H. Roan (DD-853), the USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36); was Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 10; and Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Communications Station, Londonderry, Northern Ireland twice as a LCDR and later as a captain. He retired from the Navy as financial director for CNO (OP-94) staff in the Pentagon in 1976. Captain Ward received the Navy Commendation Medal and the Legion of Merit.

Subsequent to his Navy retirement, he formed a private consultancy REWARD Associates in Fairfax, Virginia. He then held senior management positions in MAR Corp., SAMA Corp., and served in a number of volunteer positions in The Church of the Good Shepherd and with the Goodwin House retirement community.

Mr. Ward spent his summers with his family in his home in China and returned there for longer periods as he moved into retirement. Surrounded by family and friends, China was a place he loved.

Mr. Ward is predeceased by his son Michael.

He leaves his wife of almost 68 years, Patricia, daughters, Susan Swift (Brian) and Anne Monrad ( Wayne), Grandchildren Nathaniel Monrad and his wife Amy, Ian Monrad and his wife Rachel, Gwenn Swift and her brothers, Robin and Erik, as well as his great grandchildren, Maddison, Sonya, Ella, soon to be born Shelby, and many cousins and friends who will miss him.

A celebration of his life will be held at China Baptist Church on Saturday, August 12th at 1 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to China Baptist Church.

JEANNE M. HALLEE

WATERVILLE – Jeanne Monique (Poulin) Hallée, 84, of Waterville, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Daughter of Edgar and Yvonne (Boulette) Poulin, Jeanne was born June 24, 1933, the feast day of St. John the Baptist. She spent her first few years on 17 Monument Street, in Winslow.

The family moved to 19 Gold Street, in Waterville, when Jeanne started first grade at Notre Dame school with the Ursulines. During her grammar school days, she was honored with a Certificate of Achievement in French. She was active in theater and music and was a good amateur pianist. Upon entering high school, the family moved to 50 Water St.

She attended Waterville Junior High School, on Pleasant Street, and graduated from Waterville High School, on Gilman Street, in 1951. During those years, she worked at the Main Theater (Bijou) as a concessionaire and at the ticket booth. Toward the end of her senior year, she worked as a filing clerk for Joseph Motors, on College Avenue, in Waterville. After high school, she worked at Levine’s Men Clothing Store, on Main St., in Waterville, as a bookkeeper for nine years.

In the summer of 1955 she met her future husband, Eugene Roger Hallée. The two were married on June 4, 1957. She spent a two-year honeymoon in Paris, France, while Hallée completed his military obligation. She had the good fortune to visit the world’s fair in Brussels, Belgium, in 1958. She attended a pilgrimage at Lourdes, France, during the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin. In January 1959, she and her husband traveled throughout Germany and Austria.

Back in Waterville, beginning in September 1959, she devoted herself as a mother, raising three children. She was an accomplished seamstress creating many of her own clothes and clothes for her children, as well as costumes for her father’s plays at the Waterville Opera House.

Jeanne is survived by her husband, Eugene Roger Hallée; a son, Claude Hallée and his wife Sylvia, of Waterville, and their two children, Ryan and his wife Lauren, and Renee; daughter, Claire Breton and her husband Denis, of South China, and their daughter, Hallee; and daughter, Denise Levesque and her husband Richard, of Augusta, and their three children, Lauren, Michael and Madeline. She is also survived by two sisters, Claire Donley, of Massachusetts, and Francine Pepin, of Virginia; one brother, Arthur Poulin, of New York; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Priscilla Hallée and Claudette Ouellette.

At Jeanne’s request, there will be no visiting hours. A memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 14, 11 a.m., at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville.

Burial will be at the old military cemetery off Civic Center Drive, in Augusta, on Tuesday, August 15, at 10 a.m.

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

Obituaries, Week of August 3, 2017

KENNETH R. JUDKINS

OHIO/WINSLOW­­ – Sgt/Major (retired) United States Army, Kenneth R. Judkins, formerly of Winslow, passed away at the home of his daughter, Donna Judkins Workman, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Conneaut, Ohio. He was born April 7, 1920, in Augusta, son of the late Harold C. and Gladys (Morin) Judkins.

Kenneth was educated in the Augusta schools and attended Cony High School. He obtained his GED in the Army, plus he received two years of college credits and educational certificates within the U.S. Army.

He served 21 years in the U.S. Army, including 27 months in the South Pacific Theater in World War II. Post war, he served in Europe in Germany and numerous U.S. bases, retiring as a Command Sgt. Major in 1964. Throughout his years of service, he was supported by, Barbara Olive (Sweet) Judkins, his wife of almost 70 years. They were married on June 30, 1943. She preceded him to eternity on November 28, 2013.

He was business manager of Northern Lebanon School District, in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, for three years. He returned to Maine in October 1967 as an assistant to Superintendent of Schools of Union #52, retiring in 1982. He did odd jobs until he joined the Kennebec Sheriff’s Department in 1984, where he attained the rank of lieutenant and was placed in charge of court security in Kennebec County. He worked there for seven years, retiring from the department in 1991.

He served on the Winslow Town Council in 1982 and was chairman from 1987-–88. He was an honorary member of Winslow Police Department, American Legion, member Veterans Foreign Wars, lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department and Maine Association of Retirees.

He moved to Conneaut, Ohio, in 2012 to live with his daughter and family, along with Barbara, when she became too ill for him to take care of by himself.

Kenneth attended Edgewood Christian Missionary Alliance Church regularly while living in Ohio with Donna.

Kenneth was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, in 2013, and brother, Dana, in 2016.

He is survived by daughters, Donna J. (Sid) Workman, NP, Elizabeth (Matt) Barbour; son Harold “Chuck” Judkins (Martha); nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; and a sister, Edith Brown, of Mesa, Arizona.

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

Memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517

GEORGE H. TAYLOR

FAIRFIELD­­ – George H. Taylor, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his home in Fairfield. George was born January 14, 1923, in Waterville, son of Brunswick and Maude (Porterfield) Taylor.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, and earned a degree in diesel mechanics from UEI in Chicago, Illinois.

He had a lifelong passion for cars and always owned several at a time, evident to anyone who drove by his house. He raced one time at Unity Raceway and won, driving his 1937 LaSalle.

George was well known and revered for his strong character and tireless work ethic. After dedicating 20 years to the family farm, he purchased his own truck to haul pulp in the winter and gravel in the summer. George also worked for the town of Fairfield for 65 years in various positions including director of public works, plumbing inspector, and as a volunteer firefighter. He maintained great physical strength lifelong, even cutting, splitting, and piling several cords of wood each year through the age of 93––last year, four cords alone!

George’s legacy as a beloved baseball coach is forever embedded in Central Maine’s youth sports history. A ball player himself, he played for Lawrence High and continued on in the old Somerset semi-pro league, playing left field for Kennebec Mills from the late 1940s into the early ‘50s. He began his coaching career in 1956 for the Waterville Elks-sponsored Babe Ruth team, and when Fairfield started its own Babe Ruth/PAL program the following year, George remained as a coach for 50 seasons. During that span, he also coached American Legion baseball for six years while his sons were playing in Fairfield. One season, he coached three teams at once across the Babe Ruth, Pony, and American Legion leagues. George took pride in his role as coach, teaching his players to put sportsmanship above all else while on the field and in the dugout. Between coaching games and practices, George could be found in his lawn chair behind home plate as a steadfast supporter of Lawrence High and all area Babe Ruth teams––­­youth baseball’s biggest fan.

George is survived by his sons, George “Allen” and wife Jeannean, of Skowhegan, Robert and wife Teresa, of Melbourne, Florida, Michael and wife Dawn, of Fairfield; step-children Clarence Whitman and wife Dottie, Bobby Whitman and wife Elizabeth, Bonnie Bucknam and husband Ron, of Oakland; seven grandchildren, George D. and wife Kathy, Gina, Shannon, Kristie and husband Josh, Nichole, Amanda and husband Johnny, and Ashley; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nephew Fred Taylor and wife Eleanor; nieces Carolyn Bushey and husband Frank, Laura Bartram; and his companion for many years, Joyce Nadeau.

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

Memorial donations can be made to Fairfield PAL Sports for the Baseball program, c/o Frank Bouchard, Treasurer, 135 Main St., Fairfield ME 04937.

VERNON E. HUTCHINS

JEFFERSON­­ – Vernon E. Hutchins, 83, of Jefferson, passed away at LincolnHealth­­––Miles Campus in Damariscotta on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, following a long struggle with declining health. He was born on January 17, 1934, son of Myron and Marguerite Hutchins, of Waldoboro.

He graduated from Waldoboro High in 1952 and attended the University of Maine in Orono for one year before enlisting in the Navy during the Korean War.

Vernon married the former Carolyn Vannah, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1954.

His Navy career started in Washington, D.C. where he attended Fleet Training School. He served on submarine tenders in West Key, Florida, Charleston, South Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia. In Newport, Rhode Island he taught battery alignment and gun fire support at the Fleet Training Center. In Groton, Connecticut he was an instructor at the Submarine Attack Center, from which he retired after serving 20 years as a chief fire control technician. He worked at Sears, Roebuck in New London, Connecticut, in the building supply department and for John Hancock Insurance Company before moving back to Maine in 1983.

Before retiring completely he drove a school bus for the town of Jefferson for a few years.

He was a longtime member of the Orff’s Corner Community Church where he served as a trustee and usher with his brother Raymond for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion in Waldoboro, the Fleet Reserve Association and the Jefferson Historical Society.

He was predeceased by parents, Myron and Marguerite Hutchins; and brother Raymond Hutchins.

Vernon is survived by his wife of 62 years; son Gary V. Hutchins and wife Sheila, of Salem, Connecticut; daughter Marcia Vertefeuille, of Frankfort; grandson, Justin Vertefeuille, of Belfast; granddaughters, Andrea Paxton and husband Bill, of Quaker Hill, Connecticut, Shelly Hutchins and partner Robert Richman, and Ashley Drago and husband Russell; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ethan, Ryan and Jack; brother Harold Hutchins and wife Cindy, of Waldoboro; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Orff’s Corner Community Church, P.O. Box 1021, Waldoboro ME 04572; the Orff’s Corner Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1000, Jefferson ME 04348; or the Miles & St. Andrews Home Health & Hospice at Maine Health, 40 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta ME 04543.

To extend online condolences to the family please visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

BRUCE VAN WAGNER

BENTON­­ – Bruce Van Wagner, 72, passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, on Friday July 14, 2017, from a sudden illness. Bruce was born March 30, 1945, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Frederick and Roberta (Hubble) Van Wagner.

Bruce spent over ten years of active service in the U.S. Navy and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. Bruce experienced many careers including residential construction, general management and customer service. Regardless of his job, Bruce loved being able to interact with people as he was truly a people person – always putting the needs of others before his own. Bruce most recently worked at Brown’s Power Sports, in Benton, and Aubuchon Hardware, in Waterville.

Throughout his life he was an avid reader, die hard Patriots fan, and an experienced outdoors man. Bruce had many amazing experiences including a military project that was put on display at the Smithsonian Institute, in Washington, D.C.

Bruce was predeceased by both of his parents; and his three siblings.

He is survived by his stepmother Marguerite Van Wagner; wife Cheryl (Brown) Van Wagner; daughters Amanda McCaslin and Elizabeth Van Wagner; son Bruce G. Van Wagner; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Memorial donations may be made to your local American Legion.

JOHN W. TAPLEY

BENTON––John Webster Tapley, 78, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. John was born on September 30, 1938, in Waterville.

He attended Clinton High School.

He loved to go dancing and being with close friends. In later years, he enjoyed watching the old cowboy movies.

John was predeceased by his parents; son James L. Tapley; and sister Gloria Tapley Patterson.

John is survived by his wife Cynthia Foster Tapley; four daughters, Julia Tapley McEnhill, of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Johnna Tapley Neil, of Beaufort, South Carolina, Jean Tapley Pender, of Beaufort, South Carolina, Judy Tapley, of Atlanta, Georgia; step-son Daniel Hallee Jr.; step-daughter Angelique Hallee; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three nieces and several cousins.

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

PRISCILLA MCINTYRE

WINSLOW – Priscilla McIntyre passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at her home in Winslow. She was born April 3, 1931, in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Roger and Agnes (Taylor) Farley.

Priscilla graduated from Brighton High School and the Boston Clerical School. She proudly worked as the secretary at Winslow High School for 25 years. Many past students would always remember her when she was out and about in town.

She enjoyed knitting, puzzles, reading, and going to the movies and plays. She looked forward to the annual girls trip to Wells Beach each October and traveling to Florida first with her sister each spring and with her “sisters” later in life.

She had many wonderful friendships in her life. Her special friend, Rita Gershman, has been her friend since kindergarten. She had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 50 years. Each and every one of those girls had truly become a sister to her.

Priscilla was predeceased by her husband, Raymond McIntyre and her sister Sheila Chalmers.

She is survived by her daughters, Elaine Motley and Thomas, of Shawmut, Sheila Poulin and Robert, of Waterville, Karen Derosby and partner James, of Waterville; her sister-in-law, Elaine Pantos, of Moultonboro, New Hampshire; her brother-in-law, Philip Chalmers, of Rockport, Massachusetts; and niece and nephews Larry, Steven, Donnie, and Laura; her grandchildren, Garrett, Amelia, and Marcus Derosby and Christopher Motley.

Condolences may be expressed and guestbook signed at gallantfh.com.

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

ROBERT M. WESCOTT

WINDSOR – Robert Michael Wescott, 82, of Windsor, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, following a brief illness. He was born in Portland on May 27, 1935.

He attended Erskine Academy in South China.

On June 4, 1960, he married Nanette Crane.

He worked for Mowlem ­Centriline Pipeline, Sanborn Motor Express, R.C. Moore Trucking and Hussey’s Store. He owned and operated a general store, Wescott’s Market, in Gardiner and also owned his own trucking company, Wescott Trucking, for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, William and Peter Wescott.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nanette (Crane) Wescott; his sons Michael Wescott, of Somerville, Richard Wescott and his partner Ivana Wilson, of Windsor; and his daughter Marcia (Wescott) Luszczki and her husband Carl, of Manchester; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

STEVEN GLOWA

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT – Steven Glowa, 61, of Shelton, Connecticut, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Steve was born in Bridgeport on May 18, 1956, the son of Margaret (Beaton) Glowa and the late John Glowa, and lived in Shelton most of his life. Steve was a former baseball standout at Shelton High School (‘74), Fair­field Uni­versity, and University of New Haven. He played Cape League baseball for Wareham (‘75) and Harwich (‘76, ‘77). When he wasn’t attending cheerleading competitions, he was watching or coaching baseball. In his spare time Steve enjoyed golfing, fishing, and cooking for his family and co-workers.

He worked for the Aquarion Water Company where he retired as Pipeline Coordinator after nearly 40 years of service.

He is the father of Jeffrey Glowa and Leanne Honious and her husband Zane. He also leaves two grandchildren, Zander and Bennett; a brother, John Glowa; nephews John, Joseph and Michael Glowa; a niece Andrea Glowa; several great-nieces and nephews, and his former wife Cheryl Rich.

He was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Glowa.

Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Saturday, August 5, from 9 – 11 a.m. A funeral service will begin in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery Shelton.

Memorial contributions can be made to Swim Across the Sound, ℅ St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606, or to Water for People at www.waterforpeople.org.

Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.

Obituaries, Week of July 27, 2017

GALE YOUNG-RODRIGUE

FAIRFIELD – Gale B. Young-Rodrigue, 61, passed away on Monday, on July 10, 2017, following a brief illness. Gale was born in Western Massachusetts of Irish heritage and adopted as a young child by John J. Young (Yuknavich) and Beatrice E. Young (Sidloski), both the first generation children of Lithuanian and Polish immigrants.

She was raised in Worcester, attending Worcester Public Schools. It was during these years that her lifelong love of all sport, but in particular basketball and swimming, was developed alongside her father. She graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in 1974 and enrolled at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, with a major in education. She played varsity collegiate sports while at FSC, including basketball and volleyball. During these years she was also a proud member of the service-based sorority, Sigma Alpha Delta, the Adelphian Society. Here she forged many life-long relationships with her friends and sisters. Graduating with honors in 1978, she began her teaching career at Fitchburg High School. She spoke fondly of her days in the Annex and began what would be a long career as a special education teacher.

In 1981 she moved to Maine and continued her teaching career at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, where she remained as a 7-12 Composite Resource Room teacher for the next 35 years. During this time she was a coach, class advisor, department head,consultant, mentor and most importantly, a teacher and friend to the many students and adults who passed through her classroom.

She met Emile in 1987 and they married a year later on July 2, 1988. She enjoyed exploring the coast of Maine, musical theater, fine dining, reading, spending time around her backyard pool, and of course all form of sport. She was an avid New England sports fan, following the Patriots, Red Sox, the WNBA and of course, her Celtics. Every two years she would immerse herself in the Olympic Games, wherever they were held.

She retired from teaching in June 2016 after a total of 38 rewarding, hard-working and enjoyable years.

She is survived by her husband, Emile, of Fairfield; a brother, James, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts; her brother in-law Dan, of Palmer, Alaska; her parents in-law, Carmeline and Emile Rodrigue, of Clinton; many cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, South Portland, ME 04106.

DYLAN B. HARTKOPF

ALBION––Dylan Barton Hartkopf, 25, of Albion passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Dylan was born on May 11, 1992, in Waterville, the son of Doug and Linda (Hertzel) Kartkopf.

Dylan graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield and from the Landing School, in Arundel.

Dylan was a member of Boy Scout Troop #446, of Albion, and achieved his rank of Eagle Scout upon completion of organizing community members to build 200 feet of bog bridges on Carlton bog, in Unity, for Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.

Dylaln loved the outdoors, being on the water, music and hanging out with friends. Although he succumbed to the disease of addiction, Dylan will long be remembered by his friends and family for his infectious smile and welcoming nature. He was always willing to help out those in need.

Dylan is survived by his parents Doug and Linda, of Albion; his brother Olin, of Arlington, Virginia; sister Myrilla, Dover, New Hampshire; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Hertzel, of Pine Plains, North Carolina; his paternal grandparents David Hartkopf, of Seneca, South Carolina, and Phyllis Hartkopf, of Fairfield, Connecticut; and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and girlfriend Nicolle Pelletier.

LUCILLE LECLAIR

WATERVILLE/WINSLOW­­­­–– Lucille Leclair, 98, died early Thursday morning July 6, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born in Winslow on May 9, 1919, the daughter of Alfred Carey and Bertha (Hyer) Carey.

She was educated in Winslow schools and was a graduate of Winslow High School. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish. She worked at the C. F. Hathaway Co., in Waterville. After her marriage she was a home maker and stay-at-home mom and worked part time at the Wyandotte–Worsted Co., in Waterville, and in the Winslow school lunch program. She was a member of the Winslow Boosters Club for many years.

On May 11, 1946, she married Joseph Edmond Leclair and they were married for 46 years before his passing in March of 1993.

During her life she enjoyed travelling and going on bus trips with her husband, daughter and friends. In 1993 and 1996 she also went to many amusement parks in Florida with her grandchildren and other family members.

She enjoyed going to Katherine and Joe’s soccer, basketball and baseball games and track meets. She was their biggest fan. In 2009, when she was 90, she travelled to Cooperstown, New York, to watch her grandson play baseball. The team considered her their good luck charm as they came in third out of 16 teams in their age group.

She was predeceased by her husband; parents; brother Joseph Lucien Carey and his wife Margaret; and daughter-in-law Patricia Leclair.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda, with whom she lived until her hospitalization, and three sons Robert Leclair and wife Mary Heath, of Manchester, New Hampshire, James Leclair and fiancée Donna Bergeron, of Shawmut, and Kenneth Leclair and wife Jodi, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Katherine and Joseph Leclair; two stepgrandchildren, Corey Doherty and husband John and Geoff Heath and wife Alisa; five step-great-grandchildren, Seumas and Cormac Doherty, Molly, Abigail and Ryan Heath, all from New Hampshire; cousin Joanne and husband Edson Small, Jr. and family and her niece Joanne Gurney and nephew Michael Leclair and their families.

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

Memorial donations can be made to Pine Tree Camp, c/o Pine Tree Society, 149 Front St., Bath ME 04530. The money will be used to purchase new sensory equipment.

GLENETTE C. MONAHAN

OAKLAND__Glenette C. (Roy) Monahan, 85, passed away at Mount St. Joseph, Waterville, on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Glenette was born in Waterville on February 2, 1932 to Hazel and Alfred Roy, Oakland.

Glenette was a 1952 graduate of Williams High School, in Oakland, and married her high school sweetheart, Francis Monahan, on July 29, 1952.

She was employed at Furbush Chevrolet, in Waterville, as an administrative secretary and Northern MGA insurance, Waterville, until her retirement.

Glenette was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and a member of the Waterville Auxiliary Elks Club of Waterville.

Glenette was loved by all who met her. She loved and cherished animals, especially her beloved cats, Amos and Tiffany. Once you met Glenette she called you “sweetheart,” a lady with a beautiful smile and giving heart. She enjoyed the coast of Maine, lobsters and clams, traveling, camping, beano, and especially going to the casinos.

Glenette was predeceased by her husband Francis, who died five years to the exact date of her death, on July 8, 2012; by her parents, Hazel and Alfred Roy; brothers, Frederick Roy and Ronald M. Roy.

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

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

WILLIAM L. TURNER

WINSLOW––William “Bill” L. Turner, 90, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was born February 15, 1927, in Princeton, the son of Edward James and Caroline (Carlow) Turner.

He was the last surviving member of his family and his generation.

He began his adult life by joining the U.S. Navy at the age of 16 and served for eight years in World War II and Korea, which included his time in the Reserves until his honorable discharge. After the military, he worked at Bath Iron Works, went on to teach welding and then to work for J. R. Cianchette Construction, in Pittsfield; then on to Warren Brothers Construction.

He was a charter member of the VFW, in Fairfield. He was also a member of the American Legion, in Fairfield, as well.

Bill went to Connecticut for a healthier economy and ended his career while working for the East Hartford Federal Aircraft Credit Union. He and Eva then traveled across the country in their camper and split their time between Florida and Maine.

He was predeceased by a brother, Verne; three sisters, Carolyn, Claudia, and Pauline; and granddaughter, Stacey Valeriani.

He is survived by his wife, Eva I. (House) Turner, of Winslow; son, Donald Turner and wife Robin, of South Carolina; two daughters, Vicki Gilbert and husband, Allen, of Oakland, and Shelly Phillips and husband Larry, of Winslow; granddaughter, Sarah, of Connecticut; six grandsons, Jonathan Turner, of Texas, Michael Ross, of Westbrook, Jermy and Joshua Phillips, of Winslow, Anthony Gilbert, of Waterville, and Brian Gilbert, of Skowhegan; granddaughter Aburey, of Vermont; several great-grandchildren; and numberous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

KATHLEEN DELORME

WINSLOW––Kathleen R. DeLorme, 74, of Winslow, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 13, 2017, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta. She was born on January 1, 1943, in Lowville, New York, the daughter of Margaret (Bullard) and James Rubar.

She grew up in Gouverneur, New York, and graduated from Gouverneur High School, class of 1961.

She went on to study at Central City Business Institute, in Syracuse, New York, and worked as an administrative assistant and finally as a supervisor at the St. Lawrence County Courthouse.

On February 19, 1977, Kathy married Paul E. DeLorme, in Waterville, and began what was to be her “destiny”–devoted wife and doting mother. Through the years, Kathy enjoyed flower gardening and riding horses, as her favorite movie genre was Westerns. Animals, especially “Westies” or any terrier, had a special place in her heart.

She had a lifelong love of reading, but her greatest joy in life was her family and friends. With her faith being her guiding light, she served as an Eucharistic minister in the area hospitals.

Kathy was a great New England Patriots fan; however, her family suspects that any “love” for the Patriots was more for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. She did “enjoy” the Red Sox on a good day. Kathy had a youthful spirit, enjoyed dancing and had an eclectic range of music.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul E. DeLorme, of Winslow; three daughters, Bronwyn Poulin, of Canaan, Kathleen R. Fleury and husband Shawn, of Winslow, and Autumn DeLorme, of Haverhill, Massachusetts; two stepsons, Daniel Delorme and wife Kathleen, of Florida, and Paul E. DeLorme, of Alabama; two brothers, William Rubar, of South Carolina, and John Rubar, of New York; six grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. John Catholic School, 15 Garand Street, Winslow ME 04901 or Servants of the Blessed Sacraments, 101 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901.

OTHERS DEPARTED

KENNETH BOLDUC, 51, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by four sisiters, Patti A. Dube, Ann M. Lion, both of Augusta, Kathy V. Attaya, of Waterville, and Pamala M. Kimball, of Windsor.

JEAN J. LEMORE, 80, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by her children, Gary W. Lemore and wife Dawn, of Clinton, Bob Lemore and girlfriend Erin Walsh, of Clinton, Beverly McDonough and husband James, of Winslow, Debbie Nielsen and husband Paul, and Sandy Irving and boyfriend Andy Fortin, all of Clinton.

ROSEMARY ANTHONY, 65, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017, following a short illness. Locally, she is survived by brothers Fern Bourque, of Winslow, and Steve Bourque, of Whitefield.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARJORIE E. GOFF, 87, of Washington, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born in Jefferson on February 7, 1930, the daughter of George and Louise Lincoln Ames. She graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1947.

Obituaries, Week of July 20, 2017

ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN

WINSLOW – Robert “Stubby” Chamberlain, 88, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017. He was born November 27, 1928, the son of Raymond and Marie (Whittier) Chamberlain in Berlin, New Hampshire, but spent his early childhood in Ogunquit where he got his great love of the ocean and beach.

He moved to Waterville in 1940 and graduated from Waterville High School in 1947. He was married to the former Jacqueline Marcoux for 63 years and together they raised four children.

He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Midway from 1950 to 1954 as a parachute rigger. After being honorably discharged, he attended Thomas College, in Waterville, and graduated in 1957. He worked at C.F. HathawayShirt Co. in Waterville, for 25 years, John Deere and retired from the US Postal Service.

Robert was very involved in sports and was an outstanding second baseman during his high school years. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He spent many years coaching Little League baseball, Pop Warner football and officiated basketball, baseball and softball for over 20 years. He was a member of the Waterville Industrial Management Club, Waterville Jaycees, Elks BPOE #905 and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Since retirement, he and Jackie spent many winters in Florida where they enjoyed the ocean and beach as he had done as a child.

He is survived by his children, James, of Waterville, Thomas and wife Barbara, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Heidi McDonald and husband Michael, of Newport News, Virginia; grandchildren, Natalie Hill and Katee Chamberlain, Christopher and Adam Chamberlain, Ryan and Brooke Chamberlain and Hayley McDonald; greatgrandchildren, Robbie Sprouse and Davis Chamberlain.

He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Terri Hill; brothers, Richard and Raymond; and sister, Joyce Theriault.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

RANDALL L. KNOX

AUGUSTA – Randall L. Knox, 54, died unexpectedly Monday, July 3, 2017, at his home in Augusta. Randy was born September 7, 1962, the son of Carl L. and Laurette (Grondin) Knox.

Randy graduated from Cony High School in 1981, then served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and the U.S. Army Reserve for 15 years.

Following the military, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years.

Randy was a co-founder of the Working Class Band where he was a drummer for several years. Randy is also well-known for his part-time DJ services in both Maine and Florida.

He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Augusta Eagles Club.

He was involved with several motorcycle clubs and loved riding his Harley. He helped with many fundraising events, including Make a Wish Foundation.

Randy wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida.

Randy is survived by two sons, Keenan and Collin; his parents, Carl and Laurette; his sister, Carla McPherson; his brother, David and wife Karel; his nephews, Tony, Chris, Logan and Kyle; his niece Shelby; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

KEVIN C. GOGGIN

SOUTH CHINA – Kevin Charles Goggin, 23, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, Augusta. He was born in Waterville on March 15, 1994, the son of Jeffrey B. and Shirley A. (Williams) Goggin.

Kevin attended China and Vassalboro schools and was a graduate of Messalonskee High School, in Oakland. During Kevin’s short time here, he touched the lives of many and was loved by everyone. His infectious grin and giggles would light up the room and put a smile on anyone’s face. For years, Kevin continuously beat the odds despite his many handicaps and life challenges.

Some of Kevin’s favorite activities included walking, car rides, listening to music, watching Barney videos, and playing in the water. Kevin always enjoyed cuddles and foot massages as well and was not bashful on seeking willing participants. He had a passion for food, especially pasta, Parmesan cheese, and French fries. Kevin also had a sweet tooth and knew where everyone’s candy dish was.

Kevin was predeceased by grandparents Charles and Zeta Williams, Blaine Goggin, and Joan Goggin.

He is survived by his parents: Jeffrey B. and Shirley A. (Williams) Goggin; a brother, Jason B. Goggin and his girlfriend Kristen, of Durham; his sister, Kayla M. Goggin, of South China; his grandmother Rachel Goggin, of South China, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME, 04086; American Lung Association, 122 State St., Augusta, ME, 04330; or American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1 # M, Scarborough, ME, 04074.

JOHN G. NOEL

FAIRFIELD––John G. Noel, 86, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. John was born in Waterville on November 26, 1930, to Onzime and Julliette (Gagne) Noel.

He served proudly in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He was stationed in Germany with “The Big Red One.” After being discharged from the Army, John returned home to Maine where he and his wife Eleanor became house parents at Good Will Hinckley School. He was also employed at Keyes Fibre Co. where he worked testing new products until his retirement. He also worked at the former Marden’s Shoe store, in Fairfield.

During retirement John enjoyed traveling the state with his wife Eleanor, visiting friends and seeing the sights.

John was a member of The Shawmut Chapel, the Elks Club, the American Legion and the Shriners.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor; and daughter Laurie.

He is survived by daughter Jane, son Scott and wife Carol, son James; grandson Seth Poulin and wife Jessica; granddaughter Melissa Buxton, grandson Nick Buxton and fiancée Jasmine, granddaughter Erica and boyfriend Dennis; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to The Shawmut Chapel Youth Fund, 57 Bray St., Shawmut ME 04975

RICHARD L. TALBOT

BENTON––Richard L. Talbot, 80, of Benton, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health, Augusta. He was born in Waterville on October 18, 1936, the son of Louis and Mary (Rotte) Talbot.

Richard was employed by the Lipman Poultry Products, Winslow, for 23 years as payroll clerk and auditor. In 1981,he became office manager of Levine’s Department Store, in Waterville, and when the store closed in 1996, he worked as the bookkeeper for Pacy and ludy Levine.

Richard liked to do scroll working, fishing, hunting, gardening and camping trips. For over ten years, Richard and Jeanne would take bus trips to Florida, Branson, Myrtle Beach, and their trip to Hawaii.

Richard served as Grand Knight of the Waterville Knights of Columbus.

Richard is survived by his wife, Jeanne, of Benton; two sons, John Richard Talbot and wife Beth, of Skowhegan. and James Anthony Talbot and wife Darlene, of Clinton; two sisters, Connie Thomas and Barbara Reynolds, both of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Amelia, Noah, Liam, Devon and Dustin; one great-grandson, Wyatt; and two great-granddaughters, Savanah and Miranda.

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

REGINALD L. FORTIN

WATERVILLE––Reginald L. “Reggie” Fortin, 70, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 27, 1947, the son of the late Leonel J. and Andrea (Talbot) Fortin.

Reggie was educated in Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School in 1965. Upon graduation Reggie drove a school bus for the town of Winslow and he became involved in the family business alongside his parents, known at the time as Fortin’s Hardware. In 1981, Reggie and his younger brother Mike took over the business and continued to run their parents’ legacy to this day…now known as Fortin’s Home Furnishings, in Winslow.

He was a lifetime member of the Waterville Elks Club, as well as a lifetime member of Le Club Calumet, in Augusta. He was also an active member of the Waterville Exchange Club faithfully attending weekly meetings for years.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Louisette and husband Robert Roy, and his brother-in-law Ron LaPlante.

Reggie is survived by his companion of 42 years, Shirley K. Littlefield, of Benton; her four children, Jeff and Kathy B. Littlefield, of Winslow, Katrina and Rodney Corson, of Benton, Heidi and Daren White, of Phillips, and Harrison and Kym P. Littlefield, of Benton.

He is also survived by two sisters, Nancy and husband Jim Vanderveer, of Winslow, Jeanne LaPlante and her partner Chuck Perkins, of Waterville, brother Michael and wife Jill, of Wilson; Shirley’s five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ron LaPlante Scholarship Fund, Office of the Superintendent, 25 Messalonskee Avenue, Waterville ME 04901.

ROBERT W. LIBERTY

BENTON––Robert William Liberty, 20, of Benton, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was born on December 27, 1995, in Augusta to Kelly and Ron Liberty, also of Benton.

He was the kind of man who cared about others, and was always willing to lend a hand when anyone needed help; the kind of guy would stand up for others and stand to give his seat to a lady on a train.

The town of Madison provided a place where, as a boy, Rob could be found riding his bike all over town with frequent trips to the Irving for a milk shake, or to the Little Red Store for candy. He played baseball, football, and rode his ATV over every inch of the neighbor’s lawn. The time that he spent in Madison was very positive for Rob, due to the excellent families that helped shape him into the man that he became.

Robbie’s high school years were filled with activities at Lawrence High School, where he played football.

Employed by Ironworkers Union, Local i7, Rob had been previously employed at Cives Steel, in Augusta. During high school, Robbie spent hundreds of hours caring for the cows on the Flood Brothers Farm. Robbie was very proud to be a “Maine Guy.” He loved Carhart clothing, “Chips” boots, his straight piped F-150, anything powered by gasoline, Kayla, and his mom. He was rarely seen without his hat and at least some portion of his red beard.

Rob was predeceased by his grandfathers, Ron Liberty and Carl Cilley; and aunt, Gina Goding.

In addition to his parents, Rob is survived by his siblings; Reid Liberty and partner Jamie, and Brooke Liberty and partner Amanda; a niece, Cassidy Liberty; and grandparents, Bill and Diane Vasseur, Trena Cilley, and Rose Marie Liberty; uncles, aunts, and cousins; his better half, Kayla Paradis, her parents Jim and Sandy, and her brother Kyle and his partner Sarah.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

MICHAEL F. STROLLO, 71, of Yountville, California, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the veterans home in Yountville. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Donna Folsom and husband Ralph, of Windsor.

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

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

STELLA M. POIRIER, 96, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Donna Hanson and fiencé Chuck Jankoski, of Vassalboro; grandchildren Chsitopher Hanson and wife, Gina, of Winslow, and Jeffrey Hanson and partner SuLeigh, of Oakland; brother Edmond Roy and wife Priscilla, of Winslow.

ELMER E. OUELLETTE, 83, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Togus Springs Hospice, following a long illness. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Patty Cunningham and husband Shawn, of South China.

DENNIS M. DAY, 52, of Skowhegan, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017, due to a traumatic brain injury. Locally, he is survived by a son, Jon Day, of Fairfield.

LINDA A. NELSON, 72, of Wilton, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at home. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Sandra LaBrecque and husband Frank, of Winslow.

ROBERT J. LEMIEUX SR., 65, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by his sons, Robert Lemieux jr., and Shawn Lemieux, of Waterville; sisters Julie Bureau and husband Lee, of Waterville, brothers Raymond “Artie” Lemieux Jr. and wife Linda, of Winslow, Larry Lemieux and wife Nancy, of Fairfield, and David Lemieux and wife Jody, of Benton.

KENNETH BOLDUC, 51, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by four sisiters, Patti A. Dube, Ann M. Lion, both of Augusta, Kathy V. Attaya, of Waterville, and Pamala M. Kimball, of Windsor.

JEAN J. LEMORE, 80, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by her children, Gary W. Lemore and wife Dawn, of Clinton, Bob Lemore and girlfriend Erin Walsh, of Clinton, Beverly McDonough and husband James, of Winslow, Debbie Nielsen and husband Paul, and Sandy Irving and boyfriend Andy Fortin, all of Clinton.

ROSEMARY ANTHONY, 65, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017, following a short illness. Locally, she is survived by brothers Fern Bourque, of Winslow, and Steve Bourque, of Whitefield.

Obituaries, Week of July 13, 2017

DEAN M. POULLIOTT

WINSLOW – Dean Martin Poulliott (“Riggin”), 57, passed away unexpectedly on Wednes­day, June 28, 2017, at his home in Winslow. He was born in Waterville, the son of Kenly D. Poulliott Sr., of Albion, and Glenna C. Rhodes (Bumps), of China.

Dean attended schools in China and Waterville. In his early years, he worked on farms, masonry work, Maine Central Railroad, Bath Iron Works, a logging company, Arb’s Beef, in Minnesota, and the last few years worked out of his home. He was a jack-of-all trades, also dabbling in antiques.

He loved gatherings with friends and family. He especially loved fishing of any kind with his sons and brother. He grew up in China, was outgoing, humorous and a hard worker, and would help anyone at any time.

He was predeceased by grandparents on both sides, his father Kenly D. Poulliott Jr., of China, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dean is survived by his mother, Glenna C. Rhoades, of China; his children Jason D. Poulliott and wife Katie, of Albion, Travis M. Pouliott and companion Vanessa, of China, twin daughters Jodie L. Pouliott, of New Hampshire and Jamie L. Kerr, of Virginia, Deanndra K. Pouliott, of Oakland and Jeremiah I. Nowlin, of Alabama; 10 grandchildren, Hayden, Eastern, Kyra, Kenyon, Elden, Lily, Leah, Ashly, Katelynne and Danelle; brother David A. Poulliott and wife Vicki, and their sons John and Eric, all of Winslow; aunt Rita Gilbert, of Albion and great-aunt Rachel Cunningham, of Waterville; and step-mother Marie Pouliott and family, of Albion.

Dean was a very sociable man, he loved his family and friends and like to tinker, thus the nickname “Riggin.” He made everyone laugh.

Arrangements are made by Mid-Maine Cremation, of Fairfield, and there will be no services.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the home of his mother on Saturday, July 15, at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, light refreshments will be available.

Memorial donations may be made to the China Baptist Church, 36 Causeway Road, China Village, Maine 04926.

NAOMI SYLVESTER

ALBION__Naomi E. Powell Sylvester passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, while on a camping trip at Spencer Bay with her husband and close friends Fannie and Tom Begin. She was born in Waterville on November 13, 1950, the daughter of Thomas and Magueritte (Holman) Powell.

Naomi married Merlon Sylvester Jr. on January 2, 1970. They enjoyed 47 and half years of married life together. Naomi loved camping, and caring for her flower beds. She was a dispatcher for the Albion Fire Department for 12 years. She also had a great passion for recycling clothing and household goods for homeless shelters across Maine.

She was predeceased by her parents, and her grandson Merlon Sylvester IV.

Naomi will be sadly missed by her husband Merlon Sylvester Jr.; her children, Marji Sylvester, of Clinton, Dorothy Violette and husband Greg, of Albion, and Merlon Sylvester III and wife Tinna, of Albion; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Rachel, Martha, and Lydia; and brothers, Andrew, John, David, Timothy and their families.

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

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

LAWRENCE J. BYRNE

WINSLOW – Lawrence J. Byrne (Larry), 90, of Winslow, died on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Togus Springs. Larry was born on August 9, 1926, in Benton Station, the son of Lawrence and Lucy (Trainor) Byrne.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, class of 1943.

After graduation, he worked at Todd-Bath Shipyard, in South Portland, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. He was discharged in April 1946.

He had the good fortune to meet and marry the former Cecile T. Breton, in Waterville, on June 10, 1950, and made their home on Whipple Street, in Winslow.

Larry served an apprenticeship at the former Hollingsworth & Whitney Paper Mill, in Winslow, as a machinist and after several years he became a paper mill maintenance planner. He worked in the Winslow mill for all the owners: H&W, Scott Paper Co. and Kimberly Clark, for a total of 43 years.

He was a life member of the Winslow MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #905, both in Waterville, and was also a member of the Scott Paper Management Club for many years.

Larry is survived by his children, John Byrne, of Medford, Oregon; Michael Byrne and his wife Debbie, James Byrne and his wife Laurie, and daughter Lisa Mitchell and her husband Jeff, all of Winslow; as well as nine grandchildren, Ryan Byrne, Sean Byrne, Erik Byrne, Amanda Byrne, Kevin Byrne, Cierra Byrne, Taylor Byrne, Jessica Mitchell, and Taylor Mitchell; and three great-grandchildren, Ajax Byrne, Sawyer Byrne, and Evelynn Byrne.

Larry was predeceased by his wife Cecile in 2015.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Saint Joseph Residence & Rehabilitation, 7 Highwood Street, Waterville, Maine 04901.

DOLLIS H. BIZIER

VASSALBORO – Dollis Henrietta (Tardiff) Bizier, 93, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017. She died at home, peacefully and surrounded by her loving family. Dollis was born on Feb. 6, 1924, in Waterville, to Alice (Vear) Tardiff and John Tardiff.

She graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1942, and this year she was thrilled to attend and celebrate her 75th class reunion.

She was a woman of extraordinary elegance, dignity and grace and she was loved by so many.

Dollis enjoyed the many family gatherings throughout the years. The annual Thanksgiving gathering, which required a hall due to its overwhelming turnout, was legendary.

She was an active member of the Waterville Alfond Youth Center for many years, where for decades she faithfully went for her daily swim, learning to swim at age 60.
She also had a great passion for cards. She was a state and New England award-winning bridge player and her competitive nature carried over to home cribbage matches, where she was always up for a game with family and friends.

Dollis married Reggie Bizier on July 19, 1947. Together they raised eight children. They would have celebrated 70 years of marriage this month.

Dollis was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, now known as Corpus Christi Parish. She and her husband Reggie were well known for their altruism and gave generously to many charities, both locally and nationally.

She was predeceased by her son, D. John Bizier.

She is survived by her husband Reggie; her four daughters, Monique Studholme and her husband Richard, Genevieve Gosselin and her husband Gerald, Alice Marie King, and Denise Benson and her husband Walter; and three sons, Marc Bizier, Robert Bizier and Paul Bizier and his wife Sarah; and daughter-in-law Hope Shorey and her husband Thomas. She has 28 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren. Dollis is also survived by a sister, Lillian Quirion and her husband Raymond; and many nieces and nephews to carry on her legacy of love.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice Care, 10 Water Street, Waterville, ME 04901, or Alfond Center for Youth, 126 North Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

SISTER CECILE GRENIER, CSJ

WINSLOW – Sister Cecile Grenier, CSJ, 85, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph, in Waterville. She was born April 16, 1932, in Lewiston, the daughter of Leo and Irene (Turcotte) Grenier.

She attended Holy Family School and St. Peter & Paul School, in Lewiston, Academy of St. Joseph, in South Berwick, and earned her B.S. in education from St. Joseph College, in Standish. She continued post-graduate studies at St. Michael’s College, in Winooski, Vermont; St. Paul University, in Ottawa, Province of Québec; two units of CPE, at Tewksbury State Hospital, in Massachusetts; and participated in International Seminar of the Congregation of the Sister of St. Joseph, in France.

Sister Cecile entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon, France, in 1952 ,and made first profession on August 15, 1954.

She taught at St. Rose of Lima School, in Jay, St. Anthony School, in Jackman, Sacred Heart School, in Auburn, and Holy Family School,in Lewiston.

She was involved in religious education and parish work in Sacred Heart Parish in North Sanford, New Hampshire; St. Mary’s Parish, in Lincoln; and St. Theresa’s Parish, in Oakland.

Her most unforgettable ministry was the time she spent with the people of Governador 17 Rosado, Brazil.

Sister Cecile was well known as a gardener and artist, someone who could spend hours working on an intricate cross-stitching pattern, and a lover of nature.

She is survived by her sister, Yolande Pettee, of Wesley Chapel, in Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund, 80 Garland Road, Winslow, ME 04901.

DAVID B. VAN WICKLER JR.

CHINA – David B. Van Wickler Jr., 52, of China, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, following a long fight with heart and kidney disease. David was born November 28, 1964, in Everett, Massachusetts, to parents David Sr. and Joan (Bickford) Van Wickler.

He graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1984.

David, although blind, enjoyed movies and music. He also was a ham radio operator. He could read and type Braille.

David is survived by his parents, his brother William and wife Pamela Van Wickler, his nephew Cole and niece Caitlyn Van Wickler, two aunts, and many cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

JAMES R. SEVON SR.

JEFFERSON––James Richard Sevon Sr. passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Jefferson following a long illness. Jim was born December 12, 1938 to Kenneth Sevon and Florence (Dunlop) Sevon, of Cushing.

After graduating from Thomaston High School, he served in the Navy on the USS Essex during the Cuban missile crisis. After his military career, he attended Gates Business College. He then worked as a controller for Richard Storer Construction and retired in 2001 from Lincoln Academy as their financial administrator. In 1979 he married Pamela Oakes and they were married for 37 years. Jim was a strong Christian man, a wonderful father and loving husband.

Jim is survived by his wife Pam; sons, James Jr. and wife Jennifer, of Virginia, Joshua Sevon and Courtney, of Jefferson, Michael and Joe,both of Jefferson; daughters, Heidi LaFlamme and husband Jason, of Gardiner, and Jill Wagurak and husband Ivan, of Richmond; sister, Sandra (Sevon) Lavoie; brother, Kenneth Sevon, both of Cushing; and a multitude of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

CALLIE M. SIEGFRIED

JEFFERSON––Callie Mae Siegfried, of Jefferson, passed away at her home on June 26, 2017. Callie was born in Auburn, Pennsylvania and later moved to Reading, pennsylvania, where she met the love of her life, Carl Siegfried. They were married in Miami, Florida, in 1944, just before Carl shipped out for duty in WWII. They were married for 44 years until he passed away.

For more than 20 years, Callie spent summers in Jefferson, and winters in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she attended church at the Calvary Chapel. Callie was extremely giving of her heart and soul; she was a talented artist and a devoted christian.

She is survived by daughters, Bernice Bailey, and Shirley McGill and husband James; son Karl Siegfried and wife Judy; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to Calvary Chapel, 316 Bush Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

JOHN G. NOEL

FAIRFIELD––John G. Noel, 86, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. John was born in Waterville on November 26, 1930, to Onzime and Julliette (Gagne) Noel.

He served proudly in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He was stationed in Germany with “The Big Red One.” After being discharged from the Army, John returned home to Maine where he and his wife Eleanor became house parents at Good Will Hinckley School. He was also employed at Keyes Fibre Co. where he worked testing new products until his retirement. He also worked at the former Marden’s Shoe store, in Fairfield.

During retirement John enjoyed traveling the state with his wife Eleanor, visiting friends and seeing the sights.

John was a member of The Shawmut Chapel, the Elks Club, the American Legion and the Shriners.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor; and daughter Laurie.

He is survived by daughter Jane, son Scott and wife Carol, son James; grandson Seth Poulin and wife Jessica; granddaughter Melissa Buxton, grandson Nick Buxton and fiancée Jasmine, granddaughter Erica and boyfriend Dennis; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to The Shawmut Chapel Youth Fund, 57 Bray St., Shawmut ME 04975

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

Obituaries, Week of July 6, 2017

LESTER B DAVIS

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

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

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

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

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

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor.

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

FREDERICK M. STEEVES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to Temple Academy, 60 West River Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

PATRICIA A. COLE

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

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

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

She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Cole in 2012.

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

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

SARAH A. CUNNINGHAM

WINDSOR–Sarah Ann Cunningham, 69, of Choate Road, passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017, following her courageous battle from cancer. She was born in the home of her parent’s doctor, in Vassalboro, the daughter of Floyd and Clara Randall Brann.

She attended Windsor schools graduating from Erskine Academy, in South China, class of 1965.

She waitressed for a while for Glendon Casey. Sarah was a stay home mom raising her own children as well as several other children from Windsor. She worked as an Ed Tech at the Windsor Elementary School for several years.

Sarah also worked for the Town of Windsor for 16-1/2 years where she received her certification for town clerk. She would be the first town clerk in Windsor to be certified and she is also the only town clerk to receive her lifetime certification. In 2004 Sarah received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Maine Town and City Clerks Association.

Following her retirement, Sarah and her husband became members of the Windsor Historical Society as well the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club.

Sarah and her husband were lifetime members of the North Windsor Baptist Church where she served as a Deacon and sang in the church choir. She also served as church treasurer and custodian at the church for many years.

She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and community member who will be greatly missed. She touched everyone in a special way with her contagious smile.

She was predeceased by her brother Mickey Randell.

Sarah leaves her husband of 51 years, Roger Cunningham, of Windsor; two sons, Kevin Cunningham and his wife Tracy, of South China, and Jason Cunningham and wife Lin, of Azusa, California; a daughter, Amanda Roddy and husband Tom, of Palermo; a sister, Wendy Brann, of Augusta. Sarah is also survived by four grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to North Windsor Baptist Church, 955 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME 04363, or to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Rt#1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

Obituaries, Week of June 22, 2017

EDDIE L. JOHNSON

VASSALBORO––Eddie L. Johnson, 67, of Hunt Road, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 20, 1949, the son of Benjamin J. Johnson and Luzeffie (Sims) Johnson.

Eddie served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Bath Iron Works for several years.

Eddie was predeceased by his mother, father; and a sister, Senora Edwards.

Surviving is his wife, Tammy L. (Hall) Johnson, of Vassalboro; two daughters, Yolanda Johnson and Fonda Johnson, of St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, George Lee Johnson, of Hartford, Connecticut; grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

KEITH A. WILBUR

FAIRFIELD­­––Keith Allen Wilbur, 70, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, in Oakland. He was born January 22, 1947, in Winslow, the son of Alton and Yvonne D. (Pomerleau) Wilbur.

He attended schools in Waterville and earned his GED in 1972. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the National Guard until his honorable discharge. He worked for a number of years for Lipman Poultry, in Augusta, C. F. Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville, the Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, and most recently as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the United Bikers of Maine and enjoyed triking, playing pool, woodcrafts, dancing and camping.

Keith is survived by four sisters, Virginia Veilleux and husband Gerry, of Oakland, Dianne Lane, of Sidney, Linda Rodrigue, and Donna Cayouette and husband Raymond, all of Winslow, two brothers, Everette Wilbur, of Waterville, and Russell Wilbur, of Portland.

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

Memorial donations may be made to :Keith Wilbur Memorial Fund, c/o Dianne Ln., 1641 Pond Rd., Sidney ME 04330.

HON. GLENYS P. LOVETT

SOUTH CHINA––The Honorable Glenys Pooler Lovett, 81, of South China and Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at her home. She was born in Augusta on July 19, 1935, the only daughter of Donald and Ida (Melrose) Pooler.

She grew up and received her formal education in Augusta, graduating from Cony High School in 1953 where she was an outstanding majorette for many years, even giving lessons.

Shortly after completing her education, she married Lieutenant Walter B. Lovett Jr. of the United States Army on March 12, 1955,
and accompanied him to Germany, where they spent 18 months in Heidelberg. Her oldest daughter, Karen, was in 1956 while they were there.

Politics was her calling. From working on US Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s campaigns in the 60s to becoming a Maine State Legislator herself in the 90s.

A member of the Augusta School Board from 1964 to 1968, Glenys was a member of the Mayor’s School Survey Committee and School Construction Committee. She was also involved in the Maine Mother of the Year project, where she traveled to New York City with the Maine winner to join the other state winners at the Waldorf Astoria for a big celebration.

As a member of the Maine Highway Safety Commission for two decades (1972-1992), she became an early advocate for child seat safety restraints. During the same period, she represented the state of Maine on the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders (NAWHSL).

Elected to the Maine State Legislature in 1994 from Scarborough (District 21), she served four consecutive terms as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee.

The Stop the Turnpike movement was just one of her many encounters with the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) because of the effect it would have on the town of Scarborough.

Besides keeping a weather eye on the MTA, she also was working tirelessly to ban MTBE, an additive to gasoline, which was claimed to be contaminating the drinking water supply of many Maine homes.

During the 90s, she was an active member of the West Scarborough United Methodist Church, serving on a variety of committees. It was during this period that she also helped to raise two of her grandchildren, Michelle and Stephen, alongside their mother, Brenda.

In 2001, Glenys received an award from the Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for her outstand service and dedication to the principles for which the organization promotes and is the health and welfare of Maine Senior Citizens.

She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her camp on China Lake and her winter home in Sarasota, Florida.

She was predeceased by her father, mother, and brother Arnold, three grandchildren, Nicholas Grant, of Hallowell, Brian and Stephanie Franklin, of Scarborough.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter; her three children, Karen Briggs, of South Portland, Joni-Lyn Lovett, of Farmingdale, and Brenda Franklin and husband Alan, of Scarborough; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: West Scarborough United Methodist Church, c/o William Dean, treasurer, P.O. Box 2035, Scarborough ME 04074.

STEVE M. LEWIS

ALBION––Steve M. Lewis passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Togus VA Hospital, following a long illness. Steve was born on December 22, 1955, in Waterville, the son of Joseph and Helen (Colford) Lewis.

He married his soulmate and best friend, Julie Tobey on July 22, 1978, in Albion.

Steve graduated in 1975, from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield and joined the Army a year later.

He was a “Jack of All Trades” with an associate’s degree in computer science and social services. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with family. He was also a skiing coach for the Special Olympics.

He was predecease by his parents Joe and Helen Lewis, his aunt, Rita Coates, and his paternal grandparents.

He is survived by his wife Julie (Tobey), of Albion; son Joshua and girlfriend Annalise, of California; two daughters Crystal Stanley and husband Adam and Tiffany Russell and boyfriend Brian, of Waterville; two granddaughters Donna Jo Adams and husband David, and Malynah Stanley, two grandsons Quinn Stanley and Joshua Russell; a great-granddaughter Izabelah Adams; a sister Patty Mounce and husband Rick, from Freedom, and his “Lil Sis” Shelly Willey and husband Gerald, from Palmyra; his uncle, Robert Colford and fiancee Rhea, Cliff Colford, of Fairfield; aunt, M. Layne Peet, from Oakland; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

Memorial donations can be made to the Special Olympics.

LORRAINE BOUCHER

WINSLOW––Lorraine Hope Boucher, 87, of Winslow, died on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Waterville. She was born in Portland on September 3, 1929, one of 13 children of Marjorie (Winslow) and William Markee.

Lorraine grew up in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School.

Lorraine worked intermittently through the years in various places but her life’s work was of a devoted wife and mother–a homemaker in the truest sense of the word. Hers’ was the gift of hospitality where all were welcome and family was deeply cared for no matter the reason. She enjoyed playing cards, putting together puzzles, solving crossword puzzles and teaching the math of cribbage to her children and grandchildren.

Lorraine will be remember for her selflessness, generosity, unconditional love for all, and especially her smile and contagious laugh.

Lorraine was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Richard, who died in 2011, and her daughter Bette Boucher in 2013.

She is survived by four children: Susan Levesque and husband Ronald; Marsha Gilbert and husband Arthur; David Boucher and wife Lynda; Cynthia Ouellette and husband Joseph; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister and three brothers: Dorothy Rideout; Dale Markee and wife Nancy; James Markee and wife Ivy; Tom Markee and wife Claudette; four sisters-in-law: Ruth, Betty, Gayle and Jewell; and well as her friend and companion of many years, James French; nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

VAUGHN PIERCE

WEEKS MILLS––Vaughn Pierce, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home. Vaughn was born September 21, 1922, to Fred A. and Annie A. (Berry) Pierce and was the youngest of five children including two brothers and two sisters.

He started grammar school in Weeks Mills and later attended high school at Erskine Academy where he met his wife of 72 years, Laura Margaret (Dow) Pierce. After graduating in 1940 he joined the “Civilian Conservation Corps”.

Vaughn and Margaret were married on July 26, 1943, after he enlisted to serve his country in the US Navy. During World War II, he served on several transport ships as a third class gunners mate and as a military policeman. Vaughn was honorably discharged December 4, 1945, and returned home. Vaughn and Margaret settled down in Weeks Mills village in a small house on the Sheepscot River where they raised their family. He then worked for Bath Iron Works as a welder before to work for the state of Maine as a mechanic and welder for the rest of his career.

Vaughn enjoyed a life time of hunting, fishing, and trapping with friends and family. He truly enjoyed nature and spent many days cutting firewood at the hunting camp on Deer Hill. Every morning he would host a small crew for coffee, doughnuts and a game of cribbage at his home before sending everyone off to work or heading out into the woods.

Vaughn lived most of his life in Weeks Mills and he was very involved with his community. He helped his father maintain the Weeks Mills Water District, helped start the Weeks Mills Volunteer Fire Department and the Weeks Mills Little League team that he coached at the ball diamond he made in the pasture behind his house. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post #179 as well as the Dirigo Masonic Lodge #104. He also worked to preserve the Weeks Mills school house.

Vaughn will be remembered for being kind, friendly, hardworking, modest, easy going, and sharp minded. He had a wealth of local knowledge and was always good for an entertaining story. His pride was his family and one of his greatest joys was knowing the Pierce family name would continue.

Vaughn is survived by his four children and their spouses, Emery and Ann Pierce, of Windsor, Scott and Kyle Pierce, of Weeks Mills, Pamela Berry, of Andover and Priscilla and Bob Branen, of Windsor; seven grandchildren and spouses, Sean Pierce, of China, Betsy Branen, of Windsor, Teague and Tricia Berry, of Windsor, Justin Pierce, of Weeks Mills, Ryan and Cortney Pierce, of China, Nathanael and Brittany Pierce, of Buxton, and Christopher and Cassandra Pierce, of Weeks Mills; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Weeks Mills Fire Department.

KEVIN P. MORRISSEY

WINSLOW – Kevin P. Morrissey, 79, passed away following a long struggle with COPD and cancer. He was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 22, 1937. The 11th child of 12, born to Raymond and Louise (Boudrot) Morrissey, He was raised in Danvers, Massachusetts and attended Danvers Schools. He worked as a machinist most of his life, on jet engine components.

In 1982, he married his soulmate, Norma Cote. They moved to Maine in 1988. He worked as a handyman for the elderly in Franklin and upper Oxford counties for Senior’s Plus until his retirement in 2003. He always claimed that serving the elderly was his greatest reward in all his working years. With his wife, Norma, he moved from Livermore Falls to Winslow in 2006 and enjoyed decorating the home for special holidays. Halloween and Christmas were his favorites.

He was a member of Asylum Lodge #133 A.F. & A. M., in Leeds. He was an avid golfer and played his first round of golf as a caddy in 1947. In August of 2015, he realized his “dream come true” by playing the course he caddied at 60 years ago. In his last years, he really enjoyed playing in the “Gangbusters” League at J. W. Parks Golf Club, in Pittsfield.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, of Winslow; four children, Kim Morrissey and husband Peter Bourgoine, of Gulfport, Florida, Kelly Morrissey and life partner Francois Gossieaux, of Andover, Massachusetts, David, of Georgetown, Massachusetts, Brooke Newcomb and husband Wayne, of Topsfield, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Nicholas Luoma, of Vermont, Alexander Luoma, of New Hampshire, Brenden Amnott, of Massachusetts; new great grandchild, Harley; a sister, Barbara Hines, of Florida; two brothers Robert and wife Claire, of Florida, Neil and wife Nancy, of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Judy Cote, of Blufton, South Carolina, Celia Morrissey, of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by six brothers, Martin, Richard, Stanley, Paul, David, and James Morrissey; two sisters, Joan Enos and Virginia Brooks; a very special brother-in-law, Howard Brooks who was always there in times of need.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, Waterville.

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

Obituaries, Week of June 22, 2017

THEODORE BRADSTREET

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

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

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

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

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

NATHAN DESJARDINS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PATRICIA A. COLE

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

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

She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Cole in 2012.

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

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

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

AVA J. MARABLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

LLOYD G. MEADER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LORI A. PELLETIER

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

The family moved back to Maine when Lori was young.

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

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

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

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

LLOYD G. MEADER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORMAN W. MATHIEU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REAL B. TREPANIER

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

Obituaries, Week of June 15, 2017

CYNTHIA M. BOIVIN

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

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

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

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

Cindy cherished the times surrounded by family.

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

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

EDWARD J. LARRABEE JR.

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

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

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

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

SANDRA J. MATHIEU

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

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

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

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

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

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

LESTER B. DAVIS

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

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

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

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

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

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor.

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

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

ARTHUR B. H ALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bruce was predeceased by his parents.

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

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

JEFFREY P. FENLASON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REBEKAH E. HUBBARD

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

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

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

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

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

VIVIAN M. CLARK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREDERICK M. STEEVES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Temple Academy, 60 West River Rd., Waterville ME 04901.

DOROTHY GARDINER

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORMER RESIDENTS

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

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