Obituaries, Week of December 13, 2018

RED (ORA) BENNETT

ALBION – Red (Ora) Bennett, 81 of Albion, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born on January 15, 1937, in Albion, the son of Rinaldo and Izetta (Boody) Bennett.

He attended Besse High School, in Albion.

Red was the oldest of five children. After the passing of his parents at age 16, he chose to live in Albion with the Bessey family: Grete, Floyd, Burdell & Hillard.

Red worked as an equipment operator for Lee Bros., in Albion. In 1964 he went to work as a crane operator for Warren Bros. He opened and operated Bennett Ski-Doo, in 1970. Red retired in 1997 from Tilcon as equipment superintendent. He made lifelong friends while working there, including Bob Costain whom he considered his “brother” for over 55 years. Red went into the gravel pit and firewood business with Bob, and processed and sold firewood from 1989 until his passing.

Red was an avid hunter and sportsman for over 70 years. Deer hunting was his passion he shared with Mary, his family and many friends including Dave Mason and Steve Bard who were eager to hunt with him every season.

Red spent the last 38 years with the love of his life, Mary who cherished every moment they spent together. Their love for each other was unconditional.

Red cherished the many holidays, birthdays and special events in all of our lives. He had a special bond with his faithful companion and friend Aubrey Dog. She loved being with “grandpa” daily and taking rides in his Jeep.

Red is survived by his life partner Mary Bragdon; daughter Brooke Doore and partner Derek Grenier; granddaughter Amaiya Doore; grandson Aiden Doore; sister Nancy Martin, of Corinna, step-son Jeff Singleton and partner Jim Singleton; many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents and sisters: Marlene Vance, Barbara Capehart, and Joan Woods.

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

A Celebration of Red’s Life will take place on Saturday January. 12, 2019, (inclement weather date Sunday, January 13) at noon at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Rd, Waterville ME.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Red’s memory to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

ALBERT C. ARBOUR

WINDSOR – Albert C. Arbour, 72, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. He was born on June 29, 1946, in Brookton, to the late Alfred Arbour and Iris (Fish) Arbour.

He enjoyed doing many things, he was a jack of all trades. He worked at the old Bates Mill, Lipmans, managed properties, and was extremely talented in the mechanics and carpentry. He would always talk about his time working in the woodshop where he built furniture. His most enjoyable time was spent with family.

Before his health took its toil, he would go fishing, bowling, and he loved spending Thanksgiving with his loved ones. He was a kind, compassionate man, rough on the edges but would do anything for anyone.

He was an amazing dad, grampa, brother, partner and friend.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred Arbour and Iris (Fish) Arbour; and sister, Paula Arbour.

He is survived by his children: Joanne Crocker, of Fairfield, Jesse Arbour, of Westbrook, Carl Jackson, of Readfield, Karryann Jackson, of Randolph, Danny Jackson, of Mercer, Jessica Arbour, of Chelsea, Autumn Mercado Gatlin, of Chelsea, Travis Arbour, of Windsor, Megan Pearl, who he considered a daughter, of Windsor; his siblings, Jackie Bowden, of Mercer, Frankie (Cookie) Arbour, of Whitefield; many grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He will be sadly missed by many.

A gathering of his life will take place at a later date with the scattering of his ashes.

DEBORAH HAMM

WINSLOW – Deborah “Debbie” Hamm, 67, born November 2, 1951, lost her short battle with cancer Thursday, November 30, 2018.

Debbie was a very hard working and caring person who touched the lives of everyone who knew her and she will be sadly missed.

She is survived by her brother Tom; children Willie, Richie, Bert, Tammy and Eddie; grandchildren Mikayla, Savannah, Jacob, Summer and Corey; great-grandchild Bradley.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in care of Willard Hamm to 17 Monument St., Apt. 2, Winslow ME 04901, where her Celebration of Life will be held on December 29, 2018, at 2 p.m.

MONA B. MCCREADY

UNITY – Mona Blake McCready, 80, of Unity, passed away at her home on Monday, December 3, 2018 following a challenging and courageous period of declining health. Mona was born on January 1, 1938, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of Raymond F. Blake and Iona Drew Blake, of Kittery Point.

Mona married Eric G. Gustafson in 1955, and together they lived in Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire, where they raised their three children. Over her working life, Mona was a bookkeeper, first in her family’s business, Blake Insurance Agency. She later worked for a fire protection company, owned her own craft shop, and worked for a dentist in central New Hampshire.

In 1996, Mona married Alan R. McCready. Together they lived in Allenstown, New Hampshire, until 2006 when they retired and moved to Unity. Mona had a passion for the Red Sox and rarely missed watching a game. She loved horses, enjoyed summer visits to Islesboro and loved her Newfoundland dogs.

Mona is survived by her children, Kristin A. Gustafson, of Windsor, Karen J. Edgeton, of Bay Lake, Minnesota, and Brian E. Gustafson and his wife, Bonnie, of Barrington, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Nathan A. Edgeton, Casey L. Edgeton and husband Michael Borzamate, Brittany M. Gustafson, and Eric B. Gustafson; and a great-grandchild, Ari J. Edgeton. She is also survived by step-children, Marie Pinto and husband Tony, Alan McCready and wife, Lily, Donna Nicholson and husband, John, Kristen Hayes and husband Scot; step-grandchildren, Meghan, Brittney, Mariah, Jacob, Danielle, Taylor, Sarah, Donovan and Logan; and step-great-grandchildren, Avery, Benjamin, Noah, and Hayden.

The family will have a private service in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Forgotten Felines of Maine, PO Box 264, Gouldsboro ME 04607

RANDAL L. REYNOLDS

UNITY – Randal L. Reynolds, 72, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was born in Unity on May 31, 1946, the youngest son of Alton and Olive (Walton) Reynolds.

He was a 1964 graduate of Unity-Freedom High School. Randy was a hard worker and had many different jobs over the years. He worked at Northeast Shoe, in Pittsfield, and Ethan Allen, in Burnham, then worked for Sheridan Corporation, in Fairfield, for several years. He was a self-taught land surveyor and owned and operated Reynolds Land Surveying before his disease forced him to retire in 2012.

Randy married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Bryant, on October 18, 1963, and together they raised three children. He found great joy in attending events where his children and grandchildren, were involved. He particularly enjoyed spending holidays with his family. He took pride in teaching each of his grandchildren how to drive and liked to take credit for the skill that each of his daughters has in backing up with a horse trailer attached.

Randy enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of his trips to Florida and Alaska. In his younger days, he enjoyed week-long snowmobile trips to “The County”, and to Canada. For several years, he volunteered with the CHIPS (Child Identification Program) sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. Randy had a quick wit and a quirky sense of humor.

For several years, Randy was a member of the Unity Volunteer Fire Department and also Kennebec Proprietors. He was a member of the Snow Dusters Snowmobile Club, Star in the West Lodge Masonic Brotherhood, and Anah Temple Shriners.

Randy was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Barbara Chadwick, and Mildred Sprague; two grandchildren, Matthew Reynolds and Michelle Reynolds.

He is survived by his son, Kevin and wife Debbie, of Fairfield; daughters Pamela Edwards and husband Bill, of Sabattus, and Cheryl Crummett and husband Mark, of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Gilson Edwards, Damon Crummett, and Taryn Crummett, and Damon’s special friend, Jayden Gilbert; three brothers, Alton Jr., of Unity, Donald and wife Pam, of St. Albans, and Forest, of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan.

In lieu of flowers, Randy would rather you make a donation to the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation, PO Box 430, Holden ME 04429 or Star in the West Lodge #85, Charitable Relief Fund, PO Box 577, Unity ME 04988

JEAN M. FORTIER

FAIRFIELD – Jean M. Fortier, 94, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph Resi­dence and Rehabilita­tion, in Water­ville. She was born February 21, 1924, in Fairfield, the daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Olive E. (Elmer) McAuley.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1940, where she played on the state champion basketball team and graduated from Thomas College, in Waterville, in 1941. She worked for Keyes Fibre Company, Central Maine Power Company, Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, and 49 years for Thomas Teague at his businesses. Jean was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church, also a member and past president of the Fairfield Women’s Club. She lived and dedicated her life to raising her four children.

Jean is survived by three children, Richard J. Fortier and wife Margaret, of Fairfield, Jane A. McQuillan and husband Billy, of Embden, Steven A. Fortier and wife Lynn, of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren

She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Olive McAuley, of Fairfield; sister, Anita and husband Nelson Ward, of Winslow; brother Lloyd McAuley, of Greenfield, Massachusetts; her daughter, Carol and husband Gordon Meisenheimer of Meridian, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Jean’s memory to the Fairfield United Methodist Church, PO Box 313, Fairfield, ME 04937.

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

TERESA E. OLEYAR

FAIRFIELD – Teresa Ellen (Williams) Oleyar, 70, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing at Graybirch, in Augusta. She was born March 3, 1948, in Portland, the daughter of Theldon H. and Doris L. (Wood) Williams.

She attended South Portland High School and in 1970, she married David T. Oleyar, Jr., in South Portland. She was employed by Fairchild Semiconductor and was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Teresa enjoyed watching TV and being with her grandchildren.

Teresa is survived by her husband of 48 years, David Oleyar, Jr., of Fairfield; son, David Oleyar III and wife Marilyn, of Norridgewock; daughter, Leanne, of Fairfield; two grandsons, Gabe, of Norridgewock, Leon, of Fairfield; granddaughter, Taylor, of Norridgewock, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Theldon (Bud) and Doris; sisters, Loretta, Carol and Patty; brothers, Theldon and Robert.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Teresa’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

CHRISTOPHER M. WINSLOW, 45, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his home. He was born in Waterville, and graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by his uncle Kelly Winslow and wife Jennifer and their children Makenzie and Camaron, all of Winslow

CHARLOTTE E. STEVENS, 94, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Karen Stevens Willits, of Augusta, son Alan C. Stevens and wife Catherine Kimball, of Waterville, and brother Robert E. Clark and wife Barbara, of Jefferson.

EDWARD R. CARRELL, 87, of North Belgrade, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at MaineGeneral Long Term Care Facility at Glenridge Drive, in Auguata. Locally, he survived by a son, Robert Carrell and wife Linda, of Vassalboro.

IONA M. DONNELL, 90, of Augusta, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Glenridge. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Vickey Gray, of Windsor.

GEORGE W. CUMMINGS SR., 84, of Livermore Falls, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 30, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Stacey Lynn Linehan and her husband Patrick, of Oakland.

JANET M. KOLLER, 74, of Clinton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by her husband Charles Koller, of Clinton; children Richard Koller, of Clinton, Sanda McCausland and husband Craig, of Vassalboro, and Stephen Koller, of Clinton.

Obituaries, Week of December 6, 2018

LAWRENCE B. MURRAY

FAIRFIELD – Lawrence B. Murray, 60, of Fairfield passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, following a long battle with cancer and other illnesses, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on June 18, 1958, the son of the late Bernard L. and Virginia (Hanson) Murray.

Lawrence married the former Alice M. Glidden on July 6, 1986.

His employment included lube technician, custodian, and paper carrier until his illnesses prevented him from working.

Lawrence was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing, especially at Joe Hole at Moxie Falls, McDougal Pond, and Kingsbury, Lawrence loved his Lawrence Bulldogs. He also loved spending time with his family, especially the children. He also enjoyed canoeing the Kennebec River, and all types of birds and animals.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Brenda A. Alley; his uncle, Stanley Hanson; his stepson, Marcus Parsons Jr.; and his great nephews, Antoine Rowe and Terrance D. “TJ” Ladd Jr.

Lawrence will be sadly missed by his wife, Alice, of Fairfield; his stepson, Joseph Coombs and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Leontine, Gage, and Dean, of Texas; his nephews, Durwood Beckwith Jr., of Hinckley and Shawn Beckwith and his wife, Rebecca, of Madison; his nieces, Michelle Beckwith and her companion, Richard Tracy, of Skowhegan and Angela Beckwith, of Vassalboro; his great-nieces, Nakai, Harmony, Emma, and Aubrie; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Noonon, of Fairfield.

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

Arrangements were by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

PAULINE M RIENDEAU

WINDSOR––Pauline Marie (Lachance) Riendeau, 71, of Windsor, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018, at her Windsor home. Pauline was born on November 2, 1947, in Augusta, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Gilbert) Lachance.

Pauline attended St. Augustine school in Augusta. She married Gerald Riendeau on February 5, 1966, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Pauline was a kind, loving and gentle soul who enjoyed spending her days with family and friends. She was a stay-at-home mom most of her years until starting her retail career at WalMart until retirement.

She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her church “family”. Her presence will certainly be missed at the Augusta WalMart where she had made many friends over her years there.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Bastille and Simone Riendeau; and two brothers, Norman and Roland; step-granddaughter, Ashley Rideout.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Gerald; brothers, Donald Lachance, of Jackman, and Claremont, Florida, Richard Lachance, his wife Brenda, of Randolph, Robert Lachance and his wife Gerene, of Augusta; a son, Roland Riendeau and his wife, Melanie, of Newcastle and their children, Eric and Chelsey; great-grandchildren, Connor and Erza; daughter, Linda Szabo, and husband Richard, of China, and their children, Michael and Dixie; daughter, Nancy Crockett, and her fiance, Edward Pollard, of Windsor, and their children, Samantha, Jeffrey and Scarlett.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to honor Pauline by having donors contribute to the Alfond Cancer Center so that others can be helped fighting this terrible disease. Please send any gifts to: MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.

ROXIE M. CLEMENT

FAIRFIELD––Roxie May Clement, 60, passed away at her family residence in Fairfield on Friday, November 23, 2018. Roxie was born on December 12, 1957, at the Sisters Hospital, in Waterville, the daughter of Fred H. and Mary Grard, of Fairfield.

Roxie graduated from Lawrence High School in June 1976. She also attended the University of Maine Augusta from 1992-1994.

Over the years she was involved in many community groups and organizations. Family and community were extremely important to Roxie. She was an employee of Irving Oil Corp for over 20 years. Her spirituality was a cornerstone of who she was and how Fred and Mary raised her. She was a lifetime member of Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville. In recent times she enjoyed her time at camp in New portland with her husband and son, Jesse. She loved her home improvement shows. She especially loved to help her niece, Sherry Wilson, of Benton, during maple Sunday. She loved being surrounded by family. She was loving, kind and gentle.

Roxie was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mary Grard; her sister, Carol Bradstreet; her brother, John Grard; and her nephew, Fredrick Giroux.

Roxie is survived by her husband, Randy D. Clement, of Fairfield; her son, Joel T. and Amber Moran, of Pittston; her daughter, Kelli and Chris Ramsook, of Iwakuni, Japan; her daughter, Ashley M. Clement, of Madison; and her son, Jesse T. Clement, of Fairfield; her granddaughter, Karah M. Ramsook, of Iwakuni, Japan; her grandson, Zayden D. Corson, of Madison; her sister, Doris and Henry Giroux, of Vassalboro; her niece, Sherry and Paul Wilson and her children; her niece, Mary Bradstreet and her children, of Benton; her niece, Michele Giroux and son, of Shawmut; her nephew, Ryan Bradstreet and Sonya Hunt, companion and family, of Thorndike, Debbie Bradstreet and family, of Pittsfield. Tanya and Mark Stevens and family, of Oakland.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St. Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers we ask donations be made to Temple Academy, 60 West River Road, Waterville ME 04901.

STANLEY K. MATHIEU

WINSLOW––Stanley Kenneth Mathieu passed away at his home in Winslow, on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born in Winslow on November 4, 1935, the son of the late Wilfrid and Mary (Mae) O’Brien Mathieu.

He attended St. John Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College in 1957, a master’s degree in history from the University of Maine in 1958 and several post graduate degrees from the University of Maine and Bowdoin college thereafter. In 1958 Stan married Mary Elizabeth (Story) Mathieu in Winslow.

Stan began his career teaching history and French in Groveton, New Hampshire. From 1961 until his retirement in 1999 Stan taught French, was a guidance counselor and also Director of Adult Education in the Waterville school system. Stan served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the 101st Maine Air National Guard and retired with the rank of major with 27 years of active and reserve duty in service to his country.

Stan spent summers remodeling and building homes in central Maine. in 1989 his company rebuilt Fort Halifax, in Winslow, following its destruction in the flood of 1987. For more than 25 years, before and after his retirement, Stan sponsored and chaperoned annual trips to Montreal and Quebec, Canada, for student taking foreign language courses at Waterville Junior High School.

Stan officiated at countless football and basketball games for local high school and college teams for more than 40 years, his last at the age of 65. He was president of a local credit union and general manager of Pine Ridge Golf Course, in Waterville, for many years. Stan was an accomplished bridge player, achieving the designation of Life Master.

In 2000, Stan married Janice Robertson Pooler with whom he enjoyed summers at their Winslow home on the Sebasticook River and winters at their second home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Stan was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Story in 1998; his parents; and sisters, Lillian Mathieu Lever and Constance Mathieu Fedorovich.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Mathieu, of Winslow, and her eight children and grandchildren; his brothers Roland Mathieu, of Merced, California, and Robert Mathieu, of New Castle, Pennsylvania; his sisters Jean Cassidy, of Winslow, Diane McGowan, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Kathleen Turio, of Windham, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono ME 04469-5792; The Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the University of Maine for Mathieu and Story descendents as well as graduates from Winslow High School.

SHAWN J. SHOREY

UNITY––Shawn J. Shorey, 46, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2018, at his home in Unity. He was born on November 20, 1971, in Waterville, the son of Robert and Jane (Greene) Shorey Jr.

He graduated with high honors froom Mr. View High School, in Thorndike, with the class of 1991,

Shawn had a great sense of humor and an awesome laugh. He took great pride in his long hair, not letting anyone convince him of getting a haircut. He was an avid collector of Coca Cola and had quite a few wheelchairs. He had a strong spirit and was determined to be self-sufficient, despite his life long struggle with cerebral palsy.

He was predeceased by his mother, Jane Greene; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Leona Shorey Sr.

He is survived by his father, Robert Shorey Jr., of Unity; two brothers, Ronald Jackson, of Vermont, and Mark Jackson, of Belfast; grandmother, Virginia Spauldling, of Vassalboro; grandfather, Mervin Greene Sr., of Fairfield Center; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019 at the Pond Cemetery in Unity.

To leave a message of kindness or to share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.

Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

MARY C. ROY

WINSLOW––Mary C. Roy passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born in Portland, on September 19, 1933, the daughter of Caroline (Hyde) and Charles L. Rolfe.

Mary was raised from early childhood by George and Alice Stevens, and their family became her family. She graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1951.

Mary met Gerald, while working at Beneficial Finance. They were married April 6, 1953, in Augusta, and enjoyed their strong and abiding love for 61 years. After many years of raising and caring for their four daughters at their home in Waterville, Mary re-entered the workforce, first at Waterville High School, and then moving on to Colby College a few years later. She worked a variety of secretarial and executive positions there. She retired in 1988 after 20 years within the Colby community.

While working full time, she also juggled the schedules and activities of her four girls. For many years she enjoyed supporting Gerald in his work within the Lions Club.

Mary was able to enjoy early retirement and together she and Gerald traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, eventually spending their winters in Naples, Florida.

Mary will be lovingly remembered for her warm family gatherings both large and small; her endless sewing talents that lovingly clothed her family and beautifully created prom and wedding dresses for her daughters and granddaughters, maintaining a meticulous but ever welcoming home; her perpetual sense of style; and her ever helping hands and heart.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; her parents, Caroline and Charles; as well as Alice and George Stevens; her sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Rebecca; and brother, Jonathan; nephew, Kevin and an extensive family of in-laws.

Mary is survived by her daughters: Katherine and husband Eric Lambert, Christine and husband Randy Phair, Louise and husband Roger Collins, Annette Roy and husband Clayton Hoak; also grandchildren, Matthew (Cheryl) Lambert; Meredith (Matthew) Rego; Nicole (Nicholas) Rodway; Jeff Phair and partner Rachelle Black; Shandy Collins and fiancé Daniel Robbins; Samuel Collins and Benjamin Collins; as well as great-grandchildren Mitchell, Graham, and Vivenne; Abigail, Isabel and Landon; Alison; and Elianna; brother Daniel Stevens; sister-in-law Laurel Stevens; and a multitude of loving and well-loved nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville. A private burial will be held at a later date. An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074; Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908.

GRACE E. SPROUL

WINDSOR––Grace E. Sproul, 77, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Oak Grove Center, Waterville, following a long illness. She was born in Gardiner on August 7, 1941, a daughter of the late Donald B. and Hazel B. (Cunningham) Jackson.

Mrs. Sproul was a graduate of Wiscasset High School and was a member of the Weeks Mills Advent Christian Church.

She had been employed as a Mental Health Worker III at the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 28 years. She had previously worked at Lipman Poultry, where she met her future husband Jimmy, and also worked at the Jefferson Elementary School in the kitchen.

Grace enjoyed her daily trips to Hussey’s General Store, playing cards and playing the lottery scratch tickets.

Mrs. Sproul was predeceased by her husband, James W. Sproul; a son, Gregory O. Brann and a sister, Nancy French.

She is survived by four children, Jeffrey S. Brann and his wife Leslie, of Nobleboro, Stanley R. Sproul and his wife, Cyndie, of Whitefield, Bradley J. Sproul and his wife Lisa, of East Waterboro and Sue E. Sproul and her partner Roland Brann, of Jefferson; a daughter-in-law Wendy Brann, of Randolph; two brothers Maurice Jackson and his wife Laverne, of Windsor, and Donald Jackson and his wife Trudy, of Harrollsville, North Carolina; three sisters Glennis Hutchinson, of Waterville, Rose White and her husband Phil, of New Port Richey, Florida, and Donna Jones and her husband Robert, of Jefferson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Obituaries, Week of November 29, 2018

HOLLY D. JOHNSON

SOUTH CHINA – Holly D. Johnson, 68, passed away Thursday, November 1. 2018, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, following a long illness. She was born in Montpellier, Vermont, on December 18, 1949, the daughter of the late Homer and Bernice Waterman.

Holly graduated from Sharon High School and was a member of the South China Community Church.

She had been employed by the US Postal Service for over 25 years and had also been an Ed Tech in the Belfast School system for many years.

Holly was a Girl Scout leader, a member of Bell Choir, Chorus and Sunday School teacher at the First Church in Belfast, a member of the Central Maine Art Society, Colby College Art Museum, Central Maine Garden Club and South China Community Choir.

Holly was a remarkable woman, a gifted artist, and lover of nature who will be missed by many.

She was predeceased by her second husband, Marc Johnson.

Holly is survived by a son, Curt R. Eynon and his wife Melanie, of Belfast; a daughter, Sherry Murphy and her husband Stanley, of Brooks; her companion David Wright, of Brighton Plantation; a brother, Charles Waterman, of Montpellier, Vermont; five sisters: Bernice Coulter, of Palermo, Leslie Glover, of Waldoboro, Sharon Waterman, of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Stacey Williams, of Lincoln and Lois Cross, of Belmont; three grandchildren: Kimberly Eynon, Nicholas Murphy and Jace Murphy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta.

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

The family requests that donations in Holly’s memory be made to: Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901.

ROBERT E. STEELE

Robert Elwin Steele, 74, passed away at Togus Veterans Hospital, in the Togus Springs Hospice Care Unit, on Monday, November 12, 2018. Born December 16, 1943, in a Portland hospital, he was the youngest son of Ralph and Vera (Goding) Steele, and was brought up in Brooksville. He grew up singing hymns in the Methodist Church and graduating from Blue Hill High School, in 1961.

He joined the Air Force in 1962 and served until 1965. He then attended the University of Maine in Orono sporadically for the next three or four years.

In 1973 he had, along with Paul Zendzian, a Bangor lawyer, submitted a proposal to bring the WIC Program to Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. Much to their surprise they were awarded the funding from the USDA.

He started Robert Steele Productions in 1976. There he managed bluegrass entertainers such as The Kennebec Valley Boys. He had a lifelong appreciation of music of all kinds, but particularly bluegrass music.

He began Steele Publications in the late 1990s, and assisted several Maine authors in publishing their works, mostly Maine histories. He was a talented writer, and wrote several feature travel articles for local newspapers, including the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News, as well as for several weekly papers.

Robert loved to travel, not only to visit various countries but to live in them and to enjoy their people and experience their cultures. He traveled to Ireland, England, Scotland and throughout Europe, spending several months in each country. He spent time in the Balkans, and resided for many years in India. He was very proud of his Scottish ancestry, and spent much of his time studying his family roots and heritage.

He was an airplane pilot who loved the freedom in the sky.

Robert had a lifelong love of the railroad, and rode the last CP train from Brownville Junction to Montreal. He had an abiding interest in passenger rail, and had a dream of bringing trains back to Maine. In 2011 he formed The Golden Eagle Railroad, and spent his time talking with town officials from the coast of Maine to New Hampshire to bring interest in the railroad to municipalities.

He is survived by a brother, Ronald, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was one of a kind. He lived his life on his terms. He had deep roots in Maine, and especially loved the coastal area around Blue Hill. He was opinionated, and never hesitated to share it with anyone. He had an absolutely beautiful singing voice, was well-read in many subjects, had a raucous and quirky sense of humor, and loved a good story, a good home-cooked meal and a good cup of tea.

There will be a private service at a later date.

Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

CHRISTOPHER L. HALLEE

AUGUSTA – Christopher L. Hallee, 36, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He was born to Lisa Arbour and Greg Hallee on February 27, 1982, in Waterville.

Despite the heroic efforts of the Maine Medical Cardiac Intensive Care team, Chris succumbed to the devastating effects of an overdose of an unknown mixture of opiates. Chris’s death was sudden and tragic; it was also avoidable. At the time of his death, Chris was seeking treatment for his addiction, but was unable to find a rehab bed in Maine. He died as his family was trying to find one for him in another state.

Chris’ drug addiction may have ended his life, but it did not define it. Chris was a kind and generous soul who loved people. He was happiest when he made others happy. He collected friends the way other people collect things. His smile lit up a room and his heart was as big as the world. He touched many lives on his journey through life.

Chris spent most of his childhood in Augusta where he attended St. Mary’s School and Cony High School. More recently he was a student at Kennebec Valley Community College. He worked as a cook and waiter in many restaurants in central and southern Maine. He created “Maine Music Movement,” an online resource with which he shared the music he loved with others. He dreamed of becoming a concert producer and recorder to bring more live music to Maine.

Chris was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Constance Hallee; maternal grandfather, Donald Nelson; and aunt, Terri Starrett.

Chris is survived by his father, Greg Hallee, of Vassalboro; his mother, Lisa Arbour, stepfather, Denny Arbour; sisters, Chelsea and Julie Arbour, all of Augusta; maternal grandmother, Beverly Rideout, of Waterville; special aunt, Lisa Hallee, who was like a second mother to Chris, and her husband, Eric Sharpe, of Oakland; other aunts and uncles, Bridget and John Campbell, of Winslow, Tim and Lauren Hallee, of Fairfield, Steve Hallee, of Norridgewock, Rebecca and Peter Sherwood, of Oakland, Judi and Jim Moore, of Wyoming, Stephanie and Wes Swonger, of Arizona, Richard and Lori Nelson, of China, Dede and Paul Dickey, of Fairfield, Scott Bryant, of Augusta; and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, Chris’ family requests that donations be sent to: Operation Hope c/o Waterville Police Department, 10 Colby Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

If Chris’ life or untimely death has touched your heart, please help his family honor his memory by making drug treatment in Maine a top priority with the facilities and resources needed to address what has become an epidemic in our state. We hope that other families will not suffer as ours has and the world doesn’t lose another beautiful soul to this dreadful disease.

PETER F. BASTOW

WINSLOW – Peter Frank Bastow, 82, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at his home, in Winslow, following a brief illness. He was born in Oakland on August 26, 1936, the son of Frank Jr. and Susan (Strong) Bastow.

He attended Oakland schools and graduated from Williams High School in 1954. Following graduation, Peter attended Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, and the University of Maine at Orono, where he graduated in 1959. He soon began his educational career in York as a teacher and coach.

On June 24, 1961, Peter married the former Janice Lancaster, of Brunswick, and moved to East Lyme, Connecticut, before returning to York where Peter and Jan’s children, Judy and Peter, Jr. were born.

In 1968, Peter became guidance director at Gorham High School, and the family moved to Cumberland Center in 1969, where they resided for 34 years. After his teaching career, he held a few sales positions in the Portland area, retiring in 1999. Beginning in 2003, Peter and Jan spent their summers at the family camp on Salmon Lake, in Oakland, and their winters in Spring Hill, Florida. Then in 2013, they became year round residents in Winslow where they met and became good friends with many neighbors.

Peter was involved in many organizations and served for over six years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1972.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice; daughter, Judith Lafond and husband Russell, of Bellingham, Massachusetts; son, Peter Bastow, Jr. and husband John Raymond-Bastow, of Skowhegan; brother, Richard Bastow and wife Nancy, of Auburn; sister-in-law, Joan Bouchard and husband Henry, of Brunswick; brother-in-law, Richard Lancaster, of Brunswick; grandsons Joshua, Troy, and Sean Lafond, of Bellingham, Massachusetts; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations to First Congregational Church 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, Maine 04901

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

HELEN B. FURROW, 97, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. Locally, she is survived by grandchildren Dan Parsons and wife Bonnie of Unity Plantation, Ronnie Furrow and partner Lisa Keay, of South China, Wendy Furrow Cross and husband Peter, of Sidney, and Theresa Parsons, of Unity.

CECIL R. PORTER, 86, formerly of Brooks, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at a Waterville hospital. Locally, he is survived by his children Vicki Rogers and husband Scott, of Unity, and Eric Pofrter and wife Jan, of Oakland.

AVERILL P. McDONALD, 95, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Avita, of Brunswick. Locally, she is survived by a niece, Marj Morisette, of Vassalboro.

MICHA P. TAYLOR, 41, formerly of China Village, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Auburn. A celebrationof life will be held on Sat., November 17, at 11 a.m., at the China Baptist Church, in China Village.

HARRY W. DIXON JR., 95, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Gwyn Dixon, of Whitefield.

DOROTHY M. PRESTON, 87, of Damariscotta, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018, in Damariscotta. Locally, she is survived by her son David and his wife Janet, of China.

CORRINE B. BREAULT, 90, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a nephew, Earl Blanchard and wife Kathy, of Windsor.

ANN G. WISWELL, 89, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at her residence. Locally, she is survived by
her daughter, Nancy Pfeiffer and her husband Alan, of China.

ELSIE L. DORITY, 94, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her son, Elbridge H. Snow Jr., of Somerville, daughter Joyce Stevens and husband Eugene, and son-in-law Dr. David R. Wood, all of Oakland.

SHIRLEY M. DUDLEY, 72, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughters Carol Ann Manson and husband Kip, of Oakland, and Tammy Loder and husband Jay, of Clinton, and son Ronnie Dudley and partner Norma Allen, of Vassalboro.

SHERINE A. HUGHGILL, 55, of Madison, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Glenn C. Hughgill, of Albion.

DERENE A. POOLER, 81, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. Locally, she is survived by her children, Kim Marois and husband Ronald, of China, Scott Pooler and wife Laurie, of Vassalboro, and Todd Pooler, of Augusta.

STEPHEN C. TAYLOR, 44, of Eddington, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medidcal Center, in Bangor, following a life-long battle with uncontrollable Grand Mal seizures. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Pauline Bell and step-father Eugene Bell, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of November 22, 2018

ELEANOR B. POULIOT

WINSLOW – Eleanor B. Esancy Poulliot, 99, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Bedside Manor, in Oakland. Eleanor was born in Appleton on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919.

She was the sixth child of Alice (Payson) and Herbert Esancy.

Her family moved to a farm on Lakeview Drive, in China, when she was ten years old. She attended Erskine Academy, in South China. Eleanor met Frederic J. Poulliot at Dowe’s Dance Pavilion, in South China. They were married September 21, 1935. They built a log home on the Wyman Road, in Winslow, where they lived and raised their family. They enjoyed 70 years together until Freddie’s death in January 2006. She lived in her home independently until shortly after her 98th birthday.

Eleanor worked in the spinning room of the American Woolen Mill, in North Vassalboro, for many years. She was very active in starting Winslow Football Boosters in 1957, while her three sons were playing. She worked on banquets for many years even after her sons graduated. She is the only person who has a Winslow “W” that didn’t participate in a sport to earn it. She was also active in music boosters and was a long-time supporter of Winslow High School and her grandchildren’s various activities. She liked snowmobiling with her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Fort Halifax Snowdrifters for many years. In her later years she welcomed company and the discussions that took place in her kitchen. There were always home baked goodies to share with coffee or tea. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Clarence and Ralph Esancy; her sisters, Gertrude Ring, Hazel Fitzgerald, Doris Bumps-Newcomb, Evelyn Van Gemert, and Charlene Dyer; daughter-in-law, Judith Poulliot; and son-in-law, Laurier Bouchard.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren: Norbert Poulliot, his daughter Jodi Leclair, husband Kenneth and their two children, Katherine and Joseph; his son Jeff Poulliot and his three children, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jocelyn; Milton Poulliot, wife Sylvia, their daughter Shelly Selwood, husband Joel and their two children, David and Carrie; their son Brian Poulliot, wife Kristy and their two daughters, Natalie and Ashley; Ronald Poulliot, wife Sandra, their sons Kevin Poulliot and Michael Poulliot, wife Lana, and their two sons Matthew and Christopher; and Sherril Bouchard, her three sons, Troy Bouchard, wife Brigette, and their three children Sebastian, Cedric, and Hattie; Scott Bouchard, wife Judi and their two children, Kelsea and Trenton; and Ryan Bouchard; many nieces, nephews, and one sister-in-law, Helen Z. Poulliot,of San Antonio, Texas.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

TABITHA L. LUCZKOWSKI

WINDSOR – Tabitha Lynn Luczkowski, 28, of Windsor, died unexpectedly Sunday November 4, 2018. She was born in Augusta on January 10, 1990, the daughter of Joseph Luczkowski Sr. and Tamara Schriver.

Tabitha attended local schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. Following graduation she got her certification as a CRMA and began working in the home healthcare field.

She was known as a hard worker, loving, caring, and genuine person. Tabitha would walk into any room and the room would brighten up, kids loved her.

Tabitha was predeceased by her grandparents, Dora and Robert Dolan, Paul Schriver, Mary Work, Michael Luczkowski Sr., Phillip Tame; an uncle, Todd Schriver.

She is survived by her parents, Tamara Schriver, of Windsor, and Joseph Luczkowski Sr., of Augusta; a daughter, Vada Luczkowski, of Windsor; three brothers, Anthony Luczkowski, of Windsor, Adam Schriver, of Augusta, Joseph Luczkowski, Jr., of Indiana; two sisters, Leah Cheney, of New Gloucester, Hannah Stayley, of Washington State; two uncles, Donald Work, of Westbrook, Michael Luczkowski, Jr., of Litchfield.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tamara Schriver, 16 Barry Lane, Windsor, ME 04363.

MADELAINE BAUM

BENTON — Madelaine Baum, of Benton, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. Madelaine was born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1934. She grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, in Montana, where she met and married Ralph Baum. They moved to Washington state, where they had a family of six boys.

After rearing her children, Madelaine started several small businesses, all of which were successful — a word processing firm and a chain of consignment shops in Seattle, Washington, a commercial kitchen serving Hanford Nuclear Works in Richmond, Washington, and an estate sale business.

Upon moving to Maine in 2007, Madelaine was hired at Redington-Fairview Hospital, in Skowhegan, where she not only worked but also made many friends. She thoroughly enjoyed her work and continued working past her 80th birthday.

Madelaine had many interests and developed many skills. She played the piano and autoharp, bred show canaries, hooked rugs, crocheted bedspreads, tablecloths and doilies, and crafted Victorian lampshades. She had a flair for home decorating, using many items she created. During her spare time, she was an avid reader and could often be found with a book in her hands.

Madelaine was predeceased by her son David; and her sisters Eva and Lillian.

She is survived by her sister Frances Avery of Arvada, Colorado; her sons Lawrence, Stephen, Alan, Ken, and Carl; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

STEPHEN SOUTHWICK

ALBION — Stephen Southwick, 47, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Diana; his son, Paul; his daughter, Sarah; and his brothers.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his memory be made to Albion Christian Church or: The Jerusalem Prayer Team.

ELDORA STRICKLAND

WINSLOW — Eldora (Dolly) Strickland, of Winslow, passed quietly on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, following a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and moved to a dairy farm in Monroe with her parents when she was a toddler.

Eldora was the second born of seven children to Octave Lavway and Lucille (Roberts) Lavway.

Eldora graduated as valedictorian from Monroe High School and was awarded a bachelor of science degree in business education from Husson College, in Bangor. She taught business education at the high school level for over 30 years at Belgrade Center School, in Belgrade, Williams High School, in Oakland, and Messalonskee High School, in Oakland. She served as acting head of her department at Messalonskee High School and retired from teaching in 1989 due to health issues.

Eldora enjoyed knitting, embroidery, reading and attending plays at Lakewood Theatre, in Madison, and Monmouth Theater, in Monmouth. Her favorite subject matter was history, particularly English history. She was also a member of the Maine Teacher’s Association.

Eldora earned respect and admiration from everyone she met and will be remembered with gratitude by acquaintances, family, and students alike.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Virginia and Gloria, two brothers, Vincent and Arthur; and a daughter Jean. She is survived by two sisters, Theresa Abbott and Janette Prescott; a daughter, Elizabeth and her companion Robert; two grandsons, Ashley Cully-Strickland, Kyle Boucher and his spouse Darcy; and a great-grandchild, Kylie-Jean.

Arrangements were under the direction of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

MICHAEL O’BRIEN

SOUTH CHINA — Michael O’Brien, 62, died Monday Nov. 12, 2018, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Wilmington, Massachusetts, on July 6, 1956, the first son to the late Neil and Jeanne (Beliveau) O’Brien.

People liked Mike’s mischievous ways and his ability to always come out like a shining star. As a youngster he loved dogs which continued on throughout his life. He played little league in Wilmington, Massachusetts, which started his love of sports. He loved supporting his two sons through their school years watching them play sports as well as coaching and umpiring. As they grew older his entire family benefited from his love of the outdoors: hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and four wheeling. He loved to teach his boys which had a ripple effect on his entire family.

Mike was a graduate of Belfast High School in 1974. He attended Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, and went on to become a merchant marine. After shipping out for a number of years, he thought it would be better to stay home with his family and went on to start his own business called O’Brien Oil and Propane which he operated, in South China, for 29 years. Through all of his success he never lost sight of the less fortunate, he was a very compassionate and giving person.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy O’Brien, of South China ,who he affectionately called Jude; two sons, Christopher Michael O’Brien and his fiancé Krystina Foote; grandchild, Paisley Ann Marie O’Brien, or as Mike called her “Pumpkin” of South China; his second son Benjamin Daniel O’Brien, of Windsor; five siblings, Kathleen Weber and her husband Bill, of Englewood Florida, Donna O’Brien, of Belmont, Daniel O’Brien and his wife Tammy, of Searsmont, Judy Douglas and her husband Scott, of Frenchtown, Montana, and Patricia Cole and her husband Victor, of Tenants Harbor. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangement was under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd, Rt. 32, Windsor.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the: Alfond Cancer Center or to any Humane Society

BARBARA L. HAMMOND

VASSALBORO — Barbara L. Hammond, 81, of Main Street, died Monday, November 12, 2018, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, in Scarborough, following a brief illness. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on April 4, 1937, the daughter of Richard L. Kent and Beatrice (MacDonald) Kent.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Hammond was employed as a customer service representative by L.L. Bean for many years.

Her husband, Charles B. Hammond, died on November 12, 2015. She was also predeceased by a son, Craig Hammond; and a daughter, Heather Mayo.

Surviving are five sons: Chris Hammond and Kerry Hammond, both of Milton, New Hampshire, Brian Hammond, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jimmy Hammond, of Vassalboro, and Scott Hammond, of Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Amy L. Hodgson, of Somersworth, N.H., and Lisa Dore of New Durham, New Hampshire; two sisters, Constance Allison, of Hudson, Massachusetts, and Carol Sanborn, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; two brothers, Alan Kent of Sutton, Massachusetts, and Richard Kent, of Worcester, Massachusetts; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

MANLEY O. GOWER

BENTON – Manley Orrin Gower, 88, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta. He was born January 9, 1930, in Skowhegan, the son of Lloyd Vernon and Vivian Emily (Corson) Gower.

He was educated in the schools of Skowhegan and graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1948. He was a self-employed owner/operator of Manley O. Gower Excavation from 1963 until his retirement in 1985.

He loved to go to camp on Chase Hill and enjoyed hunting and 4-wheeling.

Manley is survived by his son, Ricky A. Gower and fiance Sherri Bearden, of Benton; two daughters, Deborah Wheeler and husband Jerry of Clinton and Rebecca Dixon and husband Douglas, of Benton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by Jean, his wife of 49 years.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Manley’s memory to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

KENNETH E. WIL­LIAM­­SON, 70, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, following a unexpected illness. Locally, he is survived by daughters Wendy Lee and husband Wayne, of China, and Laurie Roeske and husband Donald, of Clinton; sisters Della Foss and Shiela Bourget, of Clinton, Rose Jenness, of Vassalboro, and Sylvia Glidden, of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of November 15, 2018

HORACE M. CRAWFORD SR.

ALBION – Horace Maynard Crawford Sr. (Jughead), 82, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born on June 3, 1936, the son of Edgar Crawford and Ruby Parkhurst Crawford.

He grew up on the family farm in Albion.

He met Katherine Stevens, of Belgrade, they married September 7, 1953. and were happily married for 28 years, until her death in 1981.

Jughead enjoyed driving truck for Blue Rock industries for 37 years until his retirement. He enjoyed spending his time tinkering on cars, loved to go dancing and spending time with his family. After retirement he made trips to the casinos in Maine. For 25 years he was the chief of parking at the East Benton Fiddlers Convention.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Ruby Crawford; wife, Katherine, and brother, Curtis.

He is survived by daughter, Deborah and Ed Prosienski, of Florida, son, Horace Crawford Jr. and Virginia, of Albion; grandchildren, John Daly, of Brunswick, Lance Day, of Massachusetts, Melissa and Rodney-Smart, of Benton, Horace T. Crawford and financé Michelle Kramer, of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Dakota Crawford, Cameron Daly, Rodney Smart II, and Thomas Crawford; sisters, Elizabeth and Billy Fletcher, and Priscilla Bailey, and companion, Mirna Pomerelia.

Per Horace’s request, there are no visiting hours or funeral.

JOHN M FOSTER SR.

VASSALBORO – John M. Foster, Sr., 76, of Vassalboro died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta, April 11, 1942, the son of Albert Burleigh, Sr. and Eva (Merrill) Foster.

He became a truck driver at an early age and worked both short and long haul. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating on his cabin cruiser. He did some drag racing as a young man and loved his dogs. John was known as a loving, dedicated husband, father and jokester with a heart of gold and was a great provider and caretaker for his family.

Mr. Foster was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Foster; his daughters, Paula Norton and Eva Foster; his brother, Albert B. Foster, Jr. and a sister, Priscilla Beaulieu.

He is survived by his sons, Darrell Foster and his wife, Dawn, of Augusta and John M. Foster, Jr., of New York; his daughter, Tara Ann Foster, of New York; his sister, Barbara Sprague, of Sidney; his long-time companion, Sandy Esancy; his grandchildren, Larry Porter, Jennifer Glenn, Vincent Foster and Amethyst Foster; his great-grandchildren,Evan and Annabelle Foster; his ten step-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta.

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

LAWRENCE A. DRAKE

BENTON – Lawrence Aubrey Drake, 76, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Fort Kent.

Lawrence was one of 20 children born to Stanley E. and Eunice (Hatt) Drake. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School and then attended New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada, where he met his wife of 55 years, the former Sharon Manson.

Jobs were scarce in the early ‘60s, but, he managed to get employment at W.T. Grant, in Connecticut, selling and installing above ground pools. He later sold life insurance. Back in Maine, he worked at Maine Central Railroad as a blacksmith’s helper. When the railroad eliminated his job, he went to work doing deliveries for Little Debbie and Arnold Bread. He also made appliance deliveries for Sears. Upon retirement, he had more time to devote to church ministries at Clinton Baptist Church. Lawrence loved his church family, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, ushering, and always helping where he could.

He loved the outdoors, especially the glories of Aroostook County where he was born and raised. Hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons always filled him with so much pride and joy.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Sharon (Manson) Drake; sons, James and wife Tami, Jordan and wife Denise; daughter, Jillene Graves and husband Daren; four brothers, five sisters and their spouses; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Eunice Drake; his eldest daughter, Julie Drake Cobb; two of his six brothers; and eight of his 13 sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., followed by a potluck luncheon at the Clinton Baptist Church, 10 Spring Street, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lawrence’s memory to Clinton Baptist Church, Van Ministries, P.O. Box 1, Clinton, Me. 04927.

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

DORIS M. IFILL

FAIRFIELD – Doris Mae Ifill, 84, passed away Sundy, November 4, 2018, at Lake­wood Con­tinuing Care Center, in Waterville. She was born March 3, 1934, in Bath, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Rival) Farnham.

She attended Friendship Grammar School and graduated in 1954 from Waldoboro High School. She met Edward I shortly after graduation and they were married December 11, 1955, in Damariscotta. After Edward’s death, she met Richard Nash in 1982 at a singles dance.

Doris was employed for 35 years at Sylvannia, in Waldoboro, in various positions until her retirement as a coil inspector. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and enjoyed dancing, needlecrafts, roller skating, played guitar, liked Elvis, and cherished time spent with family.

She is survived by her life partner of 36 years, Richard Nash, of Fairfield; two sons, Walter Ifill and wife Carol, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Gary Ifill, of Temple, Arizona; two granddaughters, Emily Ifill and Amanda Ifill, both of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandson, Edward J. Ifill, of Edmond, Oklahoma; and sister, Eleanor Robinson, of Rockland.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Ifill in 1978.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Doris’s memory to Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.

BERYL M. GLIDDEN

VASSALBORO – Beryl M. Glidden, 88, of Cross Hill Road, died peacefully Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Windsor, Maine on February 27, 1930, the daughter of John C. Tibbetts and Harriet C. (Greeley) Tibbetts.

Beryl was a graduate of Bingham High School and Mt. Auburn School of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a registered nurse by the VA Maine Hospital at Togus for 30 years.

Her husband, Harlan Glidden, predeceased her in the year 2000. They enjoyed camping, dancing and were life-long partners in raising their four children on the farm.

Survivors include their children, Randall Glidden and his wife Beth; Ellen Goodrich and her husband Richard; Judy Mathiau and her husband Rick; Marsha Googins and her husband Rick, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beryl (Mom) enjoyed large family gatherings and always wanted people to stay longer. She was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed her crossword puzzles, skip-bo, and knitting mittens for all the grandchildren. She was known for her professional sewing skills, gardening, and cooking for family and friends. She was the most gracious person in all aspects of her life. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions to be made in Beryl’s name to:

MaineGeneral Health to benefit Hospice Care: MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903-0828.

RITA J. POULIN

WINSLOW – Rita Juliette Poulin, 88, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 following , a long three week battle to survive a tragic car accident. She was born on August 28, 1930, in Waterville, the daughter of Arthur and Evelina (Loubier) Bisson.

She was educated in the Waterville schools, leaving after the eighth grade to work at the Diamond Match Mill, in Oakland, to help her family. While working at the mill in 1947, Rita saw the man she knew she would spend the rest of her life with, Calvin Poulin. They were married in June of 1948 at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville.

Her husband enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and together, they took off on a life journey full of traveling. Rita boarded a train in November headed to Denver, Colorado, her first time ever leaving New England. This marked the beginning of 21 years of military service on 14 different bases, plus multiple temporary duty assignments; 21 years of creating lifelong friendships with wonderful memories. While stationed in Arkansas, they were blessed with their only child, Calvin, who gave Rita one of the biggest joys in life – being a mom.

Rita was a homemaker upon returning to Maine and a caregiver to her mother for multiple years. She also worked at Leo’s Market, in Winslow, and Cyrway Farm. Her last job, the one she most enjoyed, was in the cafeteria at Waterville High School, retiring in 1992.

Rita enjoyed traveling the country in retirement and visiting family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, boat rides, shopping with friends, watching the Boston Red Sox and Celtics, and much to her son’s dismay, the New England Patriots. She’ll always be remembered for her young at heart attitude, sense of humor, her ability to be a great listener, and always truly caring for and about others.

Rita was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Calvin; her parents; her brothers Perley, Roland, Paul, and sister Estelle Roderick.

Rita is survived by her son, Calvin, his wife, Jeannie; granddaughters, Autumn and Ciera Poulin; her sisters, Lorette Kryzak and Delores Beaulieu, many special nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, on Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to St. John Regional Catholic School Tuition Assistance, 47 Monument St., Winslow, Maine 04901.

JOSHUA C. PHILLIPS

WINSLOW — Joshua Charles Phillips, 41, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 4, 2018, while hunting in the woods where he grew up. Josh was born in Waterville on August 26, 1977, and was the youngest son of Larry and Shelley Phillips.

Josh graduated from Winslow High School and became a skilled machinist, and for 23 years he took great pride in the work that he did. Joshua lived life the way he wanted with no regrets. He enjoyed the world of racing, from NASCAR to the old days of 6-cylinder racing at Unity Raceway. Josh worked hard with his father and brother to build his first race car and had a great time at it. He enjoyed racing dirt bikes while in junior high and high school and always had that “no fear” attitude even when jumping a rock wall with his peddle bike and breaking his collar bone. He enjoyed the time he spent on his Harley and would ride for hours especially if he had Amber riding behind him.

Joshua built his own home in Winslow for his family and was so proud of this achievement. He loved anything with a motor that went fast. You could always plan on an entertaining and sometime colorful conversation with him, but that’s what we loved the most about him. It was always straight up with Josh. He always looked forward to hunting up north in the fall and bringing home that first load of fire wood from camp. Joshua and his brother, Jeremy have never been any further then a stone’s throw away from one another.

Joshua was also extremely proud to be a Shriner and a Mason.

Joshua is survived by his Mum and Dad; his daughter, Amber Phillips; his stepson, Evan Gammon; his brother and best friend, Jeremy Phillips and his children, Matthew and Madalyn Phillips; his Nana Eva Turner, of Winslow; and Uncle Gary and Aunt Sue Phillips, of Winslow; and many aunts and uncles, and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help defray funeral expenses may be made to: Shelley Phillips, 1016 China Rd.Winslow, ME 04901.

ROSE M. WHARY

WINSLOW — Rose Marie Whary, 87, of Winslow, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in her sleep at Lakewood Nursing Home, in Waterville, following a short illness. She was born in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, on September 14, 1931, the daughter of Adelbert J. and Eugenie (LaPrice) Lachance.

She was brought up on a farm in Sidney, graduated from Waterville High School. She was employed by C. F. Hathaway, in Waterville, for 23 years, and later, was employed by Laverdiere’s, in the Winslow and Waterville stores. She married Ronald Whary on June 28, 1957. They had two daughters. She and Ron spent many years traveling over most of the United States, and camping at Green Valley Campground, in Vassalboro, for over 40 years.

Marie is survived by her husband, Retired Winslow Police Chief Ronald Whary, who she was married to for 61 years; daughters, Sharon Ingalls, and Cindy Jones and her husband, Bob; grandchildren, Shelly Clough and her husband, Fred, and Jason Ingalls and his wife, Sherry; and great-granddaughters, Corie Clough, and Sierra Winston and her husband, Chris; and a great-great granddaughter, Josie; many nieces and nephews.

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

ELEANOR B. POULIOT

WINSLOW – Eleanor B. Esancy Poulliot, 99, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Bedside Manor, in Oakland. Eleanor was born in Appleton on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919.

She was the sixth child of Alice (Payson) and Herbert Esancy.

Her family moved to a farm on Lakeview Drive, in China, when she was ten years old. She attended Erskine Academy, in South China. Eleanor met Frederic J. Poulliot at Dowe’s Dance Pavilion, in South China. They were married September 21, 1935. They built a log home on the Wyman Road, in Winslow, where they lived and raised their family. They enjoyed 70 years together until Freddie’s death in January 2006. She lived in her home independently until shortly after her 98th birthday.

Eleanor worked in the spinning room of the American Woolen Mill, in North Vassalboro, for many years. She was very active in starting Winslow Football Boosters in 1957, while her three sons were playing. She worked on banquets for many years even after her sons graduated. She is the only person who has a Winslow “W” that didn’t participate in a sport to earn it. She was also active in music boosters and was a long-time supporter of Winslow High School and her grandchildren’s various activities. She liked snowmobiling with her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Fort Halifax Snowdrifters for many years. In her later years she welcomed company and the discussions that took place in her kitchen. There were always home baked goodies to share with coffee or tea. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Clarence and Ralph Esancy; her sisters, Gertrude Ring, Hazel Fitzgerald, Doris Bumps-Newcomb, Evelyn Van Gemert, and Charlene Dyer; daughter-in-law, Judith Poulliot; and son-in-law, Laurier Bouchard.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren: Norbert Poulliot, his daughter Jodi Leclair, husband Kenneth and their two children, Katherine and Joseph; his son Jeff Poulliot and his three children, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jocelyn; Milton Poulliot, wife Sylvia, their daughter Shelly Selwood, husband Joel and their two children, David and Carrie; their son Brian Poulliot, wife Kristy and their two daughters, Natalie and Ashley; Ronald Poulliot, wife Sandra, their sons Kevin Poulliot and Michael Poulliot, wife Lana, and their two sons Matthew and Christopher; and Sherril Bouchard, her three sons, Troy Bouchard, wife Brigette, and their three children Sebastian, Cedric, and Hattie; Scott Bouchard, wife Judi and their two children, Kelsea and Trenton; and Ryan Bouchard; many nieces, nephews, and one sister-in-law, Helen Z. Poulliot,of San Antonio, Texas.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

TABITHA L. LUCZKOWSKI

WINDSOR – Tabitha Lynn Luczkowski, 28, of Windsor, died unexpectedly Sunday November 4, 2018. She was born in Augusta on January 10, 1990, the daughter of Joseph Luczkowski Sr. and Tamara Schriver.

Tabitha attended local schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. Following graduation she got her certification as a CRMA and began working in the home healthcare field.

She was known as a hard worker, loving, caring, and genuine person. Tabitha would walk into any room and the room would brighten up, kids loved her.

Tabitha was predeceased by her grandparents, Dora and Robert Dolan, Paul Schriver, Mary Work, Michael Luczkowski Sr., Phillip Tame; an uncle, Todd Schriver.

She is survived by her parents, Tamara Schriver, of Windsor, and Joseph Luczkowski Sr., of Augusta; a daughter, Vada Luczkowski, of Windsor; three brothers, Anthony Luczkowski, of Windsor, Adam Schriver, of Augusta, Joseph Luczkowski, Jr., of Indiana; two sisters, Leah Cheney, of New Gloucester, Hannah Stayley, of Washington State; two uncles, Donald Work, of Westbrook, Michael Luczkowski, Jr., of Litchfield.

A celebration of Tabitha’s life will be held on November 17, from noon, to 4 p.m., at the American Legion Post #4, 46 Griffin St., Gardiner. Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tamara Schriver, 16 Barry Lane, Windsor, ME 04363.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ANN G. WISWELL, 89, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at her residence. Locally, she is survived by her daughter, Nancy Pfeiffer and her husband Alan, of China.

BEVERLY A. PREBLE, 78, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a son, Brett Hoskins and wife Kelley, of Vassalboro, and a daughter, Penny Bard and husband David, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of November 8, 2018

HORACE M. CRAWFORD SR.

ALBION – Horace Maynard Crawford Sr. (Jughead), 82, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born on June 3, 1936, the son of Edgar Crawford and Ruby Parkhurst Crawford.

He grew up on the family farm in Albion.

He met Katherine Stevens, of Belgrade, they married September 7, 1953. and were happily married for 28 years, until her death in 1981.

Jughead enjoyed driving truck for Blue Rock industries for 37 years until his retirement. He enjoyed spending his time tinkering on cars, loved to go dancing and spending time with his family. After retirement he made trips to the casinos in Maine. For 25 years he was the chief of parking at the East Benton Fiddlers Convention.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Ruby Crawford; wife, Katherine, and brother, Curtis.

He is survived by daughter, Deborah and Ed Prosienski, of Florida, son, Horace Crawford Jr. and Virginia, of Albion; grandchildren, John Daly, of Brunswick, Lance Day, of Massachusetts, Melissa and Rodney-Smart, of Benton, Horace T. Crawford and financé Michelle Kramer, of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Dakota Crawford, Cameron Daly, Rodney Smart II, and Thomas Crawford; sisters, Elizabeth and Billy Fletcher, and Priscilla Bailey, and companion, Mirna Pomerelia.

Per Horace’s request, there are no visiting hours or funeral.

JOHN M FOSTER SR.

VASSALBORO – John M. Foster, Sr., 76, of Vassalboro died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta, April 11, 1942, the son of Albert Burleigh, Sr. and Eva (Merrill) Foster.

He became a truck driver at an early age and worked both short and long haul. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating on his cabin cruiser. He did some drag racing as a young man and loved his dogs. John was known as a loving, dedicated husband, father and jokester with a heart of gold and was a great provider and caretaker for his family.

Mr. Foster was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Foster; his daughters, Paula Norton and Eva Foster; his brother, Albert B. Foster, Jr. and a sister, Priscilla Beaulieu.

He is survived by his sons, Darrell Foster and his wife, Dawn, of Augusta and John M. Foster, Jr., of New York; his daughter, Tara Ann Foster, of New York; his sister, Barbara Sprague, of Sidney; his long-time companion, Sandy Esancy; his grandchildren, Larry Porter, Jennifer Glenn, Vincent Foster and Amethyst Foster; his great-grandchildren,Evan and Annabelle Foster; his ten step-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta.

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

FORD N. POWELL

WHITEFIELD – Ford Nelson Powell, 76, of Whitefield, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born April 25, 1942.

He loved spending time with and helping friends. He loved his parents, Carl Milliken and Dorothy Marston Powell, of Washington. He loved his career work in Human Services, where he accomplished much.

Ford’s ability to envision started early and continued throughout his career. He initiated and developed programs Maine did not have. In 1972 he set up the Food Stamp Program for Maine, as its first manager. In 1979 he implemented Maine’s Medicaid Program as its first director. In 1985 he developed Maine’s Third Party Liability Program, recovery that earned recognition as the top national program for seven yearss running, bringing the national conference to Maine by regaining $16 million in misspent Medicaid funds and cost-avoiding $30 million annually. He consulted privately after retiring.

Ford grew up on Stickney coroner, in Washington, without inside plumbing and with food and family insecurity. He found that running fast and being quick were critical defenses in facing neighborhood bullies. Washington’s Walker Scholarship funded his study at UMO. Raking and hauling wild blueberries, DOT road and bridge work, Farmingdale recreation supervisor, unsuccessful mechanical work with his father, and Donnelley Publishing, in Connecticut, provided early life exposure.

Retirement meant Ford could putter––drive tractor, fell trees for firewood, build encircling stone walls, act as a “road commissioner” on his mile-long driveway, and enjoy pool, poker. and travel with family and old friends: Mike, John, Jim, and Andy,

Perhaps his early life experiences made him the generous person who opened his home to many in need––Crystal, Donnie, Aunt Gladys, Sharon and Haley, Cathy, and his parents. Although his dream of playing for the Red Sox didn’t materialize, Ford, and pals, Dick Turner and Jim Tukey, instilled competitive drive in many Augusta Babe Ruth baseball players over many seasons.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Judy; and sisters Dale Brann and husband Doug and Wendy Carr, all of Washington, and Beth Dumas and husband Philip, of Davenport, Florida; nephews, niece and extended family.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

LAWRENCE A. DRAKE

BENTON – Lawrence Aubrey Drake, 76, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Fort Kent.

Lawrence was one of 20 children born to Stanley E. and Eunice (Hatt) Drake. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School and then attended New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada, where he met his wife of 55 years, the former Sharon Manson.

Jobs were scarce in the early ‘60s, but, he managed to get employment at W.T. Grant, in Connecticut, selling and installing above ground pools. He later sold life insurance. Back in Maine, he worked at Maine Central Railroad as a blacksmith’s helper. When the railroad eliminated his job, he went to work doing deliveries for Little Debbie and Arnold Bread. He also made appliance deliveries for Sears. Upon retirement, he had more time to devote to church ministries at Clinton Baptist Church. Lawrence loved his church family, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, ushering, and always helping where he could.

He loved the outdoors, especially the glories of Aroostook County where he was born and raised. Hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons always filled him with so much pride and joy.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Sharon (Manson) Drake; sons, James and wife Tami, Jordan and wife Denise; daughter, Jillene Graves and husband Daren; four brothers, five sisters and their spouses; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Eunice Drake; his eldest daughter, Julie Drake Cobb; two of his six brothers; and eight of his 13 sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., followed by a potluck luncheon at the Clinton Baptist Church, 10 Spring Street, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lawrence’s memory to Clinton Baptist Church, Van Ministries, P.O. Box 1, Clinton, Me. 04927.

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

LLOYD A. YORK JR.

OAKLAND – On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Lloyd Allen York, Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly in his home. Lloyd was born on December 12, 1968, in Waterville, to Lloyd York, Sr. and Pamela Chartrand.

He married Lisa York (Cyr), on September 25, 1999. He had three daughters, Rebekah Cyr, Sonya Webb (Cyr), and Alexis York.

His naturally caring and giving nature made him an excellent listener and an amazing friend to everyone who knew him. He was an exceptional husband and father and a proud grandfather. He loved going to NASCAR races with friends, was an avid New York Giants fan, and avid coin collector, as well as an animal lover.

He was predeceased by his father Lloyd York, Sr. and four uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa York; mother, Pamela Chartrand; grandmother, Laura Stevens; sister, Julie York; stepmother, Brenda York; three daughters; two grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers and to honor Lloyd’s love of all animals, donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area.

DAVID S. JACKSON JR.

SOUTH CHINA – David Stanley Jackson Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 26, 2018, doing what he loved the most, helping his family. David was born to Marjorie and David Jackson Sr., in Augusta, on June 13, 1969.

David could always be counted on when you needed help with a fixer upper, a DJ for your special event, creating a website, or fixing your computer. This was true of his character regardless of whether you could pay for the work or not.

David was a graduate of Gardiner Area High School, class of 1987. While a student, he enjoyed singing in chorus and was the president of the Audio Visual Club for four years. In those younger years, he also enjoyed spending time with his grandparents at their camp on Rangeley Lake.

David always had a passion for playing good music. In the 1980s, he began his own successful DJ-ing business, DJ Productions, and right up to the time of his death David was still doing gigs, as well as providing sound and lighting equipment for local live bands. David worked for several different companies over the years but was the happiest when he worked for himself. He studied for many years and became a communications expert, and an expert in graphic arts and desktop publishing. He was an Adobe Illustrator Teacher and enjoyed mastering all of the Adobe Products. David made anything from flyers for mailings, restaurant menus, place-mats, commercials, and signs. He enjoyed building and working on his and his sister’s house.

He loved following in his father’s footsteps installing plumbing and heating and electrical systems. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He loved to cook and spending time with family. He was also an avid lover of animals.

David is survived by his partner, Shad Harris; his father David Jackson, Sr., of Vassalboro; his mother Marge Chaplin and husband Merle, of Augusta; two sisters, Kim St. Amand and husband Rick, of Vassalboro, and their children Benjamin and Timothy Farnsworth, Sharon Jackson-Jasper and wife Tina and their children, Elatia Gregoire, Ceejai Easler, and Keloun Mann; his only brother, Todd Jackson, of Augusta, and his two children, Joshua Folsom and Raylee Jackson.

There will be no public funeral, however a Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral and Cremation Services, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward cremation expenses to: Sharon Jackson-Jasper, P.O. Box 163, East Winthrop ME 04343.

OTHERS DEPARTED

BEVERLY A. PREBLE, 78, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a son, Brett Hoskins and wife Kelley, of Vassalboro, and a daughter, Penny Bard and husband David, of Oakland.

KENNETH E. WILLIAMSON, 70, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, following a unexpected illness. Locally, he is survived by daughters Wendy Lee and husband Wayne, of China, and Laurie Roeske and husband Donald, of Clinton; sisters Della Foss and Shiela Bourget, of Clinton, Rose Jenness, of Vassalboro, and Sylvia Glidden, of Waterville.

HELEN B. FURROW, 97, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. Locally, she is survived by grandchildren Dan Parsons and wife Bonnie of Unity Plantation, Ronnie Furrow and partner Lisa Keay, of South China, Wendy Furrow Cross and husband Peter, of Sidney, and Theresa Parsons, of Unity.

CECIL R. PORTER, 86, formerly of Brooks, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at a Waterville hospital. Locally, he is survived by his children Vicki Rogers and husband Scott, of Unity, and Eric Pofrter and wife Jan, of Oakland.

AVERILL P. McDONALD, 95, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Avita, of Brunswick. Locally, she is survived by a niece, Marj Morisette, of Vassalboro.

MICHA P. TAYLOR, 41, formerly of China Village, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Auburn. A celebration of life will be held on Sat., November 17, at 11 a.m., at the China Baptist Church, in China Village.

HARRY W. DIXON JR., 95, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Gwyn Dixon, of Whitefield.

CORRINE B. BREAULT, 90, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a nephew, Earl Blanchard and wife Kathy, of Windsor.

Obituaries, Week of November 1, 2018

PAUL CATES

VASSALBORO – Paul Barker Cates. 93, of Vassalboro, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the home in which he was born. The greatest hits of his life are as follows:

He was born August 23, 1925, the eighth child of Annabel and Harold Cates. In his childhood, on the family farm, he competed for space at the dinner table with his 11 brothers and sisters. He attended Coburn Classical Institute, in Waterville, and Haverford College, in Pennsylvania. He was a Quaker conscientious objector to the post World War II peacetime draft, and was sent to prison. When his sentence was commuted, he spent the next decade and a half traveling between the United States and Germany, doing relief work, then learning the language, then smuggling medication and documents across the Berlin Wall, and finally, falling in love with, and marrying his wife, Elisabeth, who escaped East Germany in 1969.

Paul worked for the Quarterly Meeting of Friends, in Maine, as a traveling pastor. He and Elisabeth built a business of raising flowers, and selling them to local florists, becoming known as the “Glad Man,” and then later, selling gladiolus bulbs, as well. He taught languages at three private schools over the course of his life. Scattergood School, in Iowa, Oak Grove-Coburn, in Vassalboro, and finally, Erskine Academy, in South China. He was a playwright, a farmer, a politician, a great wit, and a lifelong pacifist.

Paul was predeceased by his parents; his siblings and all but two of their spouses, brother-in-law, Martin and sister-in-law, Christhild; and his eldest son, Martin.

He is survived by his extended Cates family including his beloved wife, Elisabeth; son, Christopher and his wife, Victoria and their sons, Nicholas and Ethan; daughter, Dorothee and her husband, David and their children, Julia and Oliver; son, Winfried; son, Douglas and his son, Maximilian, and Douglas’ wife, Emily and their sons, Elijah and Isaac; daughter, Margaret, and daughter, Helen and her husband, Brad and their daughter, Klara. He also leaves behind brother-in-law, Charles; sister-in-law, Saundra; and many nieces and nephews in the United States, as well as family in Germany; brother-in-law, Horst, his wife Dagmar, and their family; Konrad, husband to Paul’s late sister-in-law, Christhild, and their family; and Birgit, wife to Paul’s late brother-in-law, Martin, and their family.

Naturally, as the “Glad Man,” Paul loved flowers. However, donations may be made in his honor to the American Friends Service Committee (http://afsc.org), to Maine General Hospice (https://give.mainegeneral.org/hospice), or to the Vassalboro Friends Meeting.

In the Quaker tradition, a celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Vassalboro Friends Meeting, 48 South Stanley Hill Road, Vassalboro. A reception will follow at the Vassalboro Grange Hall.

For an unabridged obituary, filled with anecdotes and Paul-isms, please visit www.redingtonfuneralhome.com – condolences, memories and tributes may also be shared with the family on this site.

LORI A. WARE

WINSLOW – Lori A. Ware, 52, of Winslow, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She was born on July 23, 1966, a daughter of Gerald and Janice Ware.

She attended Winslow schools.

Lori enjoyed cooking, swimming, snowmobiling, watching movies with her children, and will be remembered for her big heart.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Kara Michaud; her companion, Marc Feix; and her mother, Janice Ware.

Lori is survived by her son, Nathan Feix; her father, Gerald Ware; her brother, David Ware; her sister, Robin Couture; nieces and nephews.

There will be no services. Burial was in Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville.

DR, WILLIAM J. MULHERIN, DC

WINDSOR––Dr. William (Bill) James Mulherin, DC, 83, died in his sleep on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Bill was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 8, 1935, the son of Joseph Anthony and Grace (Brown) Mulherin.

Bill, whom his siblings called “Mel,” graduated from local schools before enlisting in the Army in 1954, serving as a military policeman at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Company C.

In 1970, Bill married Juanita M. Upham in Wells. He brought five children into the marriage, Juanita had four, and together they had one daughter.

Bill was a life-long learner who earned multiple degrees and certificates in the medical field. Bill completed training as an occupational therapist with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, a BS in Professional Arts from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, earning his RN doing clinical rounds at Central Maine Hospital in Lewiston. Bill later earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa.

Bill and Juanita owned and operated a nursing home for many years before Bill left that business to pursue a career as a chiropractor. Initially, Bill worked in Winslow for Dr. Lawler before opening his own chiropractic office in Augusta. After a few years, Bill and Juanita decided to move out of the city, but not too far, to Windsor, where he hung his shingle until he retired. Bill had a passion for whole body wellness, spirituality and meditation. His patients adored him as he offered “common sense medicine” and treatment without medication. Bill was known for not even allowing aspirin in the house, “medicine is not the cure, it is the problem,” he would say.

A favorite saying of Bill’s was, “if you see someone without a smile, give them yours.”

He was very interesting and intelligent, having a way with words that allowed him to talk to anyone without sounding like he knew more than others. Those who knew Bill, found him to be a down-to-earth, common sense guy.

Bill enjoyed many hobbies and activities in addition to helping others and was a member of the American Legion, Masons and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed building large scale, 3-4 mast schooner model ships, fishing with his best buddy, Ray, and gardening, which was his second passion.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Juanita; and a sister, Patricia Sullivan.

Bill is survived by his children, Paula Mulherin, Stephanie Mulherin, Kelly Mulherin, Christopher Mulherin, Maria Mulherin, and Theresa Mulherin; step-children, Pamela Moon Mulherin, of Windsor, Ginny Moon Scofield, of Vassalboro, Nancy Pettegrove, of Windsor, and Dwight E. Pettegrove, of Windsor; siblings, Joseph Mulherin, Jr., of Hatfield, Massachusetts, Mary Ann Creighton, of Wakefield, Ne Hampshire, Eileen Franklin, of Foxboro, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Rizzo, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Kathy Either, of Plainville, Massachusetts; as well as many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren living all over New England.

A potluck Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 11, 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post#205, 400 Eastern Avenue, Augusta.

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

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine in Belfast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta, www.MaineVets.org or to the American Legion Post #205, www.legion.org.

KATHERINE G. WHITE

VASSALBORO – Katherine Grace Christina White, 19, of James Road passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born in Kirkland, Washington, on August 14, 1999.

Katherine was a student at Winslow High School. She was not your typical teenage girl. Instead of being obsessed with boys and social media, she was obsessed with Elmo and Sesame Street. At last count, she had acquired enough episodes to watch a different one every day of the year. Elmo has been her best best friend since she was tiny. He was basically her spirit animal. On any given day you could find her dressed Elmo red and mimicking his laugh to perfection.

Katiebug is survived by her parents Tyler and Sarah (Lemieux) Watson, of Vassalboro; a sister Julia White, of Vassalboro; an aunt Lindsay Mutegi, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; her uncles Adam Lemieux, of Winslow, James Lemieux, of Pittsfield and Adam White, of Gilbert, Arizona; her dozen (yes, dozen) grandparents Wayne and Ruth Lemieux, of Benton, Lawrence and Doreen Lee, of Winslow, John and Christina Cunningham, of Gilbert, Arizona, Ray and Jill White, of Arlington, Washington, Roy and Diane Watson, of Amery, Wisconsin, and Cliff and Sharon Hill, of Scandia, Minnesota.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, where condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the foundation that her family has established in her name. It is their goal to help fund equipment for other kids and young adults like Katie. You can find information about her foundation at: gofundme.com/thekatherine-g-white-memorial-fund.

Obituaries, Week of October 25, 2018

ROLAND J. MICHAUD

WINSLOW – Roland Joseph Michaud, 92, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville. He was born March 23, 1926, in Waterville, the son of Rosaire and Florida (Coro) Mich­aud.

He graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1944. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Machinist Third Class, stationed on the U.S.S. Corson during World War II, until his honorable discharge.

On April 29, 1950, he married Marilyn Denis at St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow. He worked for 40 years at Scott Paper Company/Kimberly Clark mill in Winslow. Roland was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, a member of the VFW Post #8835, in Winslow. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, snowshoe making, mounting deer and moose antlers, and camping. During his stay at Lakewood, he enjoyed listening to accordion music performed by Mr. Raven.

Roland is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marilyn Michaud; two sons, Steven J. Michaud and wife Doris, of Oakland, Thomas R. Michaud, of Winslow; two daughters, Sandra M. Michaud, of Dania Beach, Florida, Cheryl A. Cote and husband John, of Vassalboro; two brothers, Harold Michaud and wife Theresa, of Winslow, Joe Michaud and wife Sondra, of Hudson Falls, New York; three sisters, Gloria Lewis and husband Ted, of Winslow, Lorette Clair, of Winslow, Jackie Morin and husband Don, of Lewiston; granddaughter, Alison Genness and husband Matt of Clinton; four grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy Cote, of Vassalboro, Quentin Damasio, of Dania Beach Florida, Brandon Michaud, of Portland; sister-in law, Madeline Holmes, of Paspebiac; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sister, Violet Meader; four brothers-in-law, Reggie Meader, Gary Clair, Hazen Holmes, and Laurien Denis; sister-in-law Geraldine Fontaine and husband George.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, October 26, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., in Winslow, with a reception to follow at Notre Dame Parish Hall, 116 Silver St., in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing, may make donations in Roland’s memory to VFW Post #8835, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow, ME 04901.

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

NORMAN WARREN

WINSLOW – Norman Warren, 68, of Winslow, died at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 8, 1950, in Waterville, the son of Eugene and Jeannette Warren.

He graduated from Waterville High School and enlisted in the National Guards.

Norman was a carpenter by trade and worked for several construction companies and home builders. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Norman enjoyed crafts, fishing, snowmobiling and will be remembered for his strong opinion on any subject.

He was predeceased by his infant son, Brian Norman Warrren; his parents; and his sister, Barbara Mathieu.

Norman is survived by his daughter Kelly Warren; his brother Gary Warren; his granddaughter Crystal Harris; and his companion Sharon Jellison.

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

REBECCA C. PELOTTE

ALBION – Rebecca C. Pelotte, 67, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018. Rebecca was born June 30, 1951, at Broadview General Hospital, Newport, Vermont, daughter of Margie (Helm) Chatto and Reverend Philip Chatto.

Rebecca went back to school in 2006 and earned her GED at Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education Center.

Her accomplishments include owning her own catering business, Tarragon Thyme Catering, and ministering to and mentoring many women in the community and her home church. She also served her clients at Woodlands Senior Living and Sunset Homes, both of Waterville. As church secretary at the Augusta First “Church of the Nazarene, her style of serving others was highlighted by her one-on-one personal evangelism in the office. Listening to others was one of her many strengths.

Rebecca;s love of music included listening to jazz with her husband, at attending jazz concerts with him, singing in a trio and traveling the New England church circuit to perform, and singing in ladies ensembles and many cantatas at her home church. She enjoyed many motorcycle trips with her husband, Roger, especiallly to Prince Edward Island and Virginia Beach.

She was known to read an entire book while traveling on the back of the motorcycle. She also loved swimming, especially with her granddaughters at East Grand Lake. Boating around the lake with a good book, while her husband fished, was one of her most cherished and relaxing pastimes in the summer. Her cats were a source of joy to her throughout the years.

To Roger, she was a loving, supportive wife of 42 years. In the later stages of her illness, the highlight of her day would be her daily lunch dates with Roger. Even when memories faded, she did not forget him, often managing to speak “I love you” when all other words would fail her.

She was predeceased by her mother, Margie Chatto, and her father, Rev. Phillip Chatto.

She is survived by her husband, Roger A. Pelotte; daughter Jana (Pelotte) Atwood and husband, John; stepsons Jody Pelotte, Robby Pelotte and wife Kathy, Chad Pelotte, and a step-daughter-in-law, Sherry Pelotte; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Marcoux, Brandi Pelletier, Annalisa Pelotte, Tanner Pelotte, Payton Atwood, Regan Atwood, and Reid Atwood.. She was the big sister of two younger siblings, Lynnette McCabe and her husband Dan, of Massachusetts, and Martha Chatto, of Connecticut; three nephews and many cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Rebecca C. Pelotte to the Augusta Church of the Nazarene.

MARGARET PEGGY S. CROSBY

BENTON – Peggy Margaret C. (Campbell) Crosby, 79, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, at her home. Peggy was born in Waterville on December 20, 1938, the daughter of Murdoch and Avice Campbell.

Peggy graduated from Waterville High School in 1956.

Peggy married James Crosby, they had two soons and moved from Bath to Clinton. Peggy loved her summers at Abnaki Campground, with her two boys, Steven and Jeffery, while they grew up0.

Peggy liked building puzzles, reading books and scratching lottery tickets. Peggy looked forward to her chats with her sister, Josy, scrabble online, and staying in touch with each other often.

The bulldogs were her ‘team’ she followed as well as the Red Sox.

Peggy was employed by New England Telephone company, and MSAD#49 prior to retirement, as well as she belonged to the Kennebelles, and the Eastern Star, of Clinton.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Murdoch and Avice Campbell; William ‘Sandy’ Sanderson; a son, Steven Crosby; a brother, Merton Campbell; and her sister-in-law, Lois.

Peggy is survived by her son, Jeffrey Crosby (Angel Monfort), of Winslow; grandchildren, Jason Crosby, Adam Crosby (Katie Moreau), Rachel Crosby (Austin), Kelsey Crosby-Clark (Derek Clark), and Marc Monfort; her great-grandchildren, Layla, Finn and Kaden Crosby; her sister, ‘Josy’ Joscelyn Moody, of Macedon, New York; many nephews and nieces.

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

Arrangements were by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main Street, Fairfield.

WAYNE HIGGINS

VASSALBORO – On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Wayne B. Higgins, (nee Wayne B. Cotta), 79, passed away in the home which he created over the past 60 years. He was born October 20, 1938, to Barbara (Thompson) Cotta and Harvey Cotta.

In his teens Wayne took the last name of his stepfather Alden Higgins. From a young age, Wayne had been taught by his grandfather, Charles Thompson, to always be honorable.

Known as a skilled craftsman, Wayne had graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, entered the Marines and participated in the reserves as a Master Competition Marksman. At this time he joined US Geological Services in Washington, D.C., as a hydrologist. He received an award for 32 years of service (1964-1995). At 56 he retired and began Water Monitoring Services which is ongoing to this day in Vassalboro.

Wayne loved being in the outdoors. He always had a fishing pole in the back of his truck when he traveled the state taking water measurements for USGS, of Augusta. In his youth, he was an avid baseball player, continuing into young adulthood participating in area softball teams.

In his 20s, he bought West View Farm, an 1811 house in dire need of his craftsmanship skills. Over the next 60 years he developed the property into what it is today. He shared this home with his wife of 30 some years, Faye Higgins. After her passing in 2008, he married Susan Higgins in 2010. They enjoyed taking trips together, being in the outdoors and swatting at flies as they aged together. Wayne was supported in his recent illness by his son-In-law, Dan Hodgkins and nephew, John Nelson.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Barbara Higgins, Harvey Cotta and Alden Higgins; also by a number of sisters and brothers. A great loss to him was the passing of his wife, Faye Higgins.

He is survived by his present wife, Sue Higgins; step-daughter, Robyn Hunter; grandson, Charles and great-granddaughter, Alysha Opacki; brother, David Cotta; sisters, Sharon Cotta and Ann Mansfield and her son, Brandon; sister-in-law, Collie, her sons, Jared, Erik, Shawn Higgins; members of Sue’s family who grew to love Wayne over the years. They include Dan, Brandy, Kayla and David Hodgkins; John and Logan Nelson and families; Brianna Huot and Lily Koster.

The only reception for family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from noon-1p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Wayne’s family.

For those who wish, donations may be made to “Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat”, c/o Kennebec Land Trust, 331 Main Street, Winthrop ME 04364, in memoriam of Wayne Higgins.

PATRICIA L. GRAF

WINSLOW – Patricia Louise Graf (Lewis), 67, of Winslow, formerly a longtime resident of Benton, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Pat was born on January 7, 1951, in Waterville.

Pat attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield., along with attending Kennebec Valley Community College for business.

Pat was a dedicated and hard worker. She worked at Sappi Fine Paper, in Hinckley, for many years before transitioning to spending her days enjoying time with her family. She loved to be outdoors camping, hunting and fishing.

She had the ability to make everyone feel loved and important, regardless of circumstance.

Pat was known for her good sense of humor and always extending love, understanding, and encouragement to her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her mother, Nadine Orr; her father, Carleton Lewis; and her siblings, Johnny Vigue, Wayne Lewis and Dale Lewis.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen Lewis and Justin Berube, of Albion, Jennifer and Scott Bouchard, of Clinton, Juanita and Dean Paine, of Madison; grandchildren, Kelsey Loveliy, Kasey Fish, Chelsey Fortin Trimble, Josh Paine, Brittney Fortin, Ashley Guptill, Bryant Higgins, Alyssa Bennett, Megan Bouchard, Jaiden Berube, Jia Li Kao, Jacolby Paine, Peyton Berube; siblings Jane and Steve Poulin, of Canaan, Barry Lewis, of Winslow, Tammy and Ward Burkhart, of Albion; long time companion, Joseph Fournier.

Interment was at Maplewood Cemetery, in Fairfield.

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

Arrangements were by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield.

JEAN HANSON

ALBION – Jean Hanson, 77, of Albion, passed away at Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation, in Waterville, while under hospice care. Jean was born in North Yarmouth, on October 30, 1940, to Arthur and Madeline (Williams) Cluff.

Jean graduated from local schools and worked before settling into her life as a homemaker. Jean married Hilton Hanson in 2009 and enjoyed travelling across the country with him and Hazel and Clyde Rumney. Jean enjoyed living a quiet life at her home, in Albion, where she loved animals, gardening and feeding the birds.

In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by siblings Dorothy Bundy, Nancy Lestage, Joan Cluff and Gerald Cluff, and her first husband, David Edgerly.

Jean is survived by her husband, Hilton Hanson, of Albion; his children and their families; siblings Donald Cluff, of North Yarmouth, and Eva Hayes, of Cumberland.

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

Arrangements were under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, in Belfast.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ALVIN C. WAGNER, 92, of Readfield, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Alfond Center For Health, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a granddaughter, Katie Scott and husband Jay, of Windsor, and great-grandson Hayden Scott, of Windsor.

MARGARET A. GOU­LETTE, 62, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a brief period of declining health. Locally, she is survived by her mother, Elisabath D. Goulette, of Waterville, and a brother, Gregg Goulette, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of October 18, 2018

PATRICIA F. MCKENNA

SIDNEY – Patricia Francis (Flaherty) McKenna died at home Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Sidney. Pat was born on September 14, 1949 in Skowhegan, to John Flaherty and Arlene (Flanagin) Hilton.

Pat married Larry McKenna in 1972. They raised their three children at their home in Sidney. Pat graduated from the University of Maine in 1993 with a degree in mental health services. She spent most of her career working in the mental health field, caring for individuals with mental illness and was very passionate about her work. She enjoyed knitting, arts and crafts and most importantly, being around family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence McKenna, of Sidney; her brother, Richard Flaherty, of Madison; mother, Arlene (Flanagin) Hilton, of Madison; and father, John Flaherty, of Madison.

Pat is survived by her children, Robert McKenna, of Sidney, Amy McKenna and her spouse, Kenneth Bowring, of Sidney ,,and Miriah Deveau and her spouse, Michael Deveau, of Sidney; grandchildren, Megan McKenna, of Portland, Justin McKenna, of Sidney, Kayla McKenna, of Sidney, Cody McKenna, of Sidney, Garrett McKenna, of Sidney, Emily McKenna, of Clinton, and Aldan McKenna, of Sidney. She is also survived by her sister, Laurie Hilton, of Waterville; multiple cousins and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Dresden. A gathering will follow at her daughter Miriah’s home, 228 Pond Road in Sidney. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life.

JOHN E. CROMMETT JR.

FAIRFIELD – John E. Crommett Jr., 50, of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2018, in Shawmut. John was born in Waterville on August 20, 1968, the son of Beverly (Davis) Crommett and John E. Crommett Sr.

John attended Fairfield schools.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister and best friend, Holly Crommett Bellerose.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Kathy Falbo and her family; his son, Jed Crommett and his fiancée Mariah Barnett, of Winslow; his granddaughter, Aubrey Crommett; his sister Bonnie Clifford; his sister, Johnette Bowers; his brothers, Timmy Elkins, and Dickey Davis; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of John’s life will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at the Fairfield VFW.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

JANICE R. HISLER

SOMERVILLE – Janice Ruth Pelton Hisler, 80, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at her home, in Somerville. Janice was born June 15, 1938, to Rosco and Bertha Pelton.

She married Andrew Hisler June 1981.

She worked in health care and as a security guard at a bank for a short period. She was also known as Pastor Jan and ministered to the needs of others as long as she was able. Her favorite times were family gatherings and celebrating her anniversary.

She enjoyed traveling with Pauline Weeks, photography and baking pies for Andy. When she was 57 she joined a dance class and performed in a show at the Waterville Opera House.

She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Virginia Hansen; and grandson, David C. Chase.

She is survived by her children, Kim and Murphy Powers, Kelly and Bill Noble, Kathy and Chuck Pease, Leslie (Dusty) and Darlene French and Kyle Ross; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosco (Junior) and Pauline Pelton, Jerry and Pat Pelton, Betty and Herbert Flint, and Sandra Curtis.

A celebration of her life will be held October 21, 2 p.m., at the American Legion, Post #205, 440 Eastern Avenue, Augusta.

EDWARD H. WILLIAMS

FAIRFIELD – Edward Herbert Williams, 61, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018, at his home, in Fairfield. He was born August 13, 1957, in Houlton, the son of Woodrow Lane and Frances Rebecca (Rogers) Williams.

On June 22, 1991, he married Sharon Greene. He was employed for many years as a mechanic at Ranger Contracting where he was employed by owner and friend, Bill Sanborn as well as working for Asplundh, a tree expert company. He enjoyed race cars, guns, hunting, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years (they were together for 38 years), Sharon (Greene) Williams, of Fairfield; three sons, Edward Williams II and wife Heather, of Fairfield, Christopher Williams I, of Norridgewock, and Dominic Bailey, of Sidney; daughter, Nyoka S. Williams-Lizotte and husband Nicholas, of Sidney; four brothers, Woodrow Williams, of Florida, Rodney Williams Sr. and wife Debbie, of Oakland, Perley Williams and partner Cindy Abbott, of Oakland, Guy Williams Sr. and wife Debbie, of Rome; three sisters, Linda Bailey and husband Mike, of Sidney, Vicki French, of Palermo, Debbie Davis and husband Donnie, of Oakland; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1 p.m., at 111 Greene Road, in Fairfield, with his brother, Rev. Rodney Williams, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Edward’s memory to Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care P.O. Box 828 Waterville, Maine 04903 Ask for Linda Allan 207-626-7237

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

PAMELA J. SMILEY

WINSLOW – Pamela Jean (Sterling) Smiley, 61, of Winslow, died on Saturday, October 6, 2018. She was born on September 27, 1957, in Waterville, to Richard and Valerie (Sawtelle) Sterling.

Pam graduated from Waterville High School in 1975. After marrying Frederick Smiley in 1976, they lived in both California and Texas, then eventually moved back to Winslow to raise their family. Pam worked at the Winslow Town Office for 31 years, most recently as the town clerk.

Known to her grandkids as Grammy or Gramma-Pamma, she loved to be with them and spent most evenings and free time bouncing around visiting them. Selfless and hardworking, Pam never hesitated to help anyone and never asked for anything in return. Her kind, loving soul and infectious laugh brought comfort to many.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening and “preserving the harvest.” Pam’s famous dilly beans, Chex mix, tourtiére pie and meatballs are among the many items loved by family and friends. Family was the most important thing to Pam. Her favorite times were summer trips to Rhode Island and holiday gatherings surrounded by all the chaos, good food and love.

Pam was predeceased by her parents; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Beverly Smiley; and her husband of 33 years, Fred Smiley.

She is survived by her four daughters and their spouses, Rene Smiley and Jack Stepp, of Winslow, Jessica Smiley and Peter Cheesman, of Winslow, Emily Smiley, of Waterville, Jillian Smiley and Joe Bard, of Fairfield; six grandchildren, Eliott, Nora, Marion, Hudson, Atlas and Jane; five siblings; eight sisters and brothers-in-law; 22 nieces and nephews; and eight grand-nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Pam’s life on Saturday, October 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Waterville Elks Banquet Center, 75 Industrial Street.

There will be a private family burial.

In liew of flowers, donations may be made in Pam’s memory to Maine General Health to benefit Hospice Care: Maine General Health Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.

DANIELLE LEFEBVRE

WINSLOW – Danielle “Danny” Lefebvre, 44, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Winslow, following her three year battle of Multiple Myeloma.

Danielle was born on March 13, 1974, in Norwich, Connecticut. She grew up in Colchester, Connecticut, where she attended and graduated from Bacon Academy in 1992 before packing up and moving to Maine. She worked at5 Inland Hospital, in Waterville, for a few years before transitioning over to working as a secretary for the Edmund Irving Pediatric Center at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Waterville. She worked for MaineGeneral for about 20 years until she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in August of 2015.k From there Danielle was in and out of the hospital working on getting treatments from the Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta, before she moved down to Zephyrhills, Florida, where she continued treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida.

Danielle was an inspiration to all who knew her, volunteering many years to organizations like the Brain Injury Support Group Association. She always brought light and joy into the lives of all of those she would meet. She was a loving and amazing mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She went through life with both beauty and grace, using her hilarious sense of humor to help power through the years she spent her cancer. She was and always will be a “Wonder Woman” to her children and to those who knew her well. She was incredibly proud of her children and always encouraged them to follow their hearts and chase their dreams. She was truly inspiring, strong, brave, and an all-around beautiful soul.

She is survived by her three children: Alicia, Abigail, and Christopher Carpenter, of Oakland; her ex-husband, James Carpenter, of Waterville; her parents, Joseph Raymond and Yvonne Lefebvre, of Winslow; as well as her siblings, Ronald Lefebvre, of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Michelle Bourez, of Chester, Connecticut, and Lynn Wagner, of Olalla, Washington.

Danielle’s funeral will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver St., in Waterville. There will be a receiving line at the back of the church prior to the funeral mass. Interment will follow after the funeral at St. Francis Cemetery.

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

Donations can be made to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org.

LEONE I. PAGE

WINSLOW – Leone Inez Page, 75, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born July 6, 1943, in Waterville, the daughter of Willis Herbert and Lucille I. (Hunt) Page.

She attended Clinton High School. She was a homemaker, excellent in crocheting, making people happy, and a friend to all animal life no matter the size. Dusty, her bird, was everything to her. They were inseparable and enjoyed each other’s company.

Leone is survived by son, Ira Armour and wife Pam, of Winslow; three brothers, Eddie Page and wife Gloria, of Clinton, Nobert Page, of Albion, and Allan Page and wife Tina, of Clinton; two sisters, Annie Page, of Durham, Linda Page and husband Carl Brickett, of Clinton; grandson, Nathan Armour and friend Brandis Carver, of Waterville. She was predeceased by her husband.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

ELAINE M. MORRISON LACHAPELLE, 89, of Winthrop, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, in Winthrop. Locally, she is survived by two sons, Bill, of Readfield, and Rick, of Vassalboro.

HAROLD G. WARREN JR., 78, of East Boothbay, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, following a courageous battle with heart disease. Locally, he is survived by a son, Mark Warren, of South China.

Obituaries, Week of October 11, 2018

FERNAND R. CORBIN

WATERVILLE – Fernand Rodrique Corbin, 83, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following a brief illness. He was born September 20, 1935, in Grand Isle, the son of Claude A. and Germaine (Doucette) Corbin.

He graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1955. He proudly served his country in the National Guard until his honorable discharge. Fernand worked for many years as a poultry farmer and as a bus driver for School Administrative District #49. He was a member of Notre Dame (Corpus Christi) Catholic Church, in Waterville.

Fernand is survived by his daughter, Anna-Jean Burns and husband Robert Jr., of Clinton; grandchildren, Rosemarie Burns, of Sebago and Alton, of Clinton; partner, Faith Young, of Waterville; two brothers, Jerry Corbin and wife Jan, of Winslow, Mo Corbin and wife Carolyn, of Florida; and brother-in-law, Robert Caron and wife Donna, of Benton; many nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by parents; brother, Roger; wife, Doris; daughter, Tina; and son, Joseph.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Fernand’s memory to Helping Hands, 32 College Avenue #104, Waterville, ME 04901.

RIANNE ANDREWS

WINSLOW – Rianne “Bonney” Andrews, 35, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 24, 2018, in Benton. She was born on July 27, 1983, the youngest daughter of the late Farrell Mark Bonney and Judith A. “Farnum” Smith, in Waterville.

She attended Fairfield schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield.

Her sense of humor was contagious. She was witty, always willing to listen and give advice to her closest friends and family. Rianne had the roar of a lion and the heart of a lamb. Her favorite flower was the Sunflower. She loved nature and gardening but most of all playing with her boys, Nicholas and Johnny. Because of her great love for all animals, she would take in strays, feed the birds and befriend squirrels.

Her family will always remember the little girl who would wear her Halloween costume all year round. Her big sister will always remember asking why Rianne had to go shopping in her unicorn costume in July. She was vivacious and strong willed. She wanted her closest friends to know how much she appreciated and loved them, as well as the time she spent with Alika Andrews and her father Dan.

Rianne is survived by her sons, Nicholas and Johnny; nieces Zodiak Cookson and Zarah Begin; sisters Shannon Begin, Amanda DeVore and Sarah Bonney and her brother-in-law, Chris Begin; her mother, Judith and stepfather, who she always regarded as her “real” father, Mark Smith.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view the online obituary, or leave condolences please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com.

ANITA P. GAGNON

BENTON – Anita P. Gagnon, 89, died peacefully at the Maine Veterans’ Home, in Augusta, on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Anita was born in Burnham, one cold and frosty morning, October 21, 1928, the daughter of Fred and Flora (Jean) Page.

Before moving to Benton in 1944, the Page family lived in Clinton, and then Skowhegan. The Skowhegan Fair was one of the highlights of Anita’s childhood. She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1946. Upon graduation, she worked for the Atcheson Hotels of Maine as a secretary. This included The Augusta House, The Belgrade Inn, and The Elmwood Hotel, in Waterville.

On March 11, 1951, she married David C. Gagnon. Following David’s assignments with Armour & Co., they moved to Woodsville, New Hampshire, Somerville, Massachusetts, and then to Reading, Massachusetts. They had four children; Donald, Daniel, Dwight, and Carol, and enjoyed life on Highland Street in Reading for 16 years.

In 1969, Anita’s family moved to her grandparent’s homestead on the Bangor Road, in Benton. For 35 years she was the secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for MSAD #49.

Anita was the accompanist, on organ and piano, for the Benton Falls Congregational Church for over 30 years and the Gagnon home was blessed with her music for many years.

Anita traveled with her sister Lois to Prince Edward Island, Canada, New Jersey, Florida, and west to Washington State. Yet, as grand as these travels were, she most liked being close to home. Morning coffee with her brother, Malcom, and others, was a highlight. Sister Lois was her best friend.

Anita was a loving and kind wife, mother, daughter, sister, and a friend to many. She is survived by son, Donald R. Gagnon and his wife, Dorothy, of Amelia Island, Florida; son, Daniel F. Gagnon and partner, Lin Coomer, of Saco; son, Dwight D. Gagnon and his wife, Kay, of Benton; and daughter Carol G. MacBride, of Hartford; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Benton Falls Congregational Church, Benton, ME, on Sunday October 21, 2018, at 2 p.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anita’s name to the Benton Falls Congregational Church, c/o Dawnella Sheehan, 274 Bellsqueeze Road, Benton, ME 04901.

CAROL J. HUGHES

VASSALBORO – Carol J. Hughes, 77, of Vassalboro, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. She was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, on December 24, 1940, the daughter of the late Stephen and Carmella (Cossuto) Csengery.

Carol was a 1958 graduate of Erskine Academy, in South China. In 1960, she met and married Myron Hughes. They built their home and raised their family on Cross Hill Road. Her love of children encouraged her to work as a teachers’ aide and cook with SKCDC-Lake Region Center for 42 years before retiring in 2012.

She enjoyed watching the birds gather around the feeders outside her kitchen window. Each morning one could find her working on the newspaper’s daily crossword and jumble with a cup of coffee in hand. Carol loved being in the sun and spent hours in her flower gardens. Spending time at Sunday Bingo with her sister Shirley at the Winslow VFW was a must.

Carol was predeceased by her parents, husband Myron, and her brother Albert.

She is survived by her sons, William, Stephen and his wife Lisa, Tim and Karen Hughes, all of Vassalboro; daughters, Katie Hughes and Wayne Picard, of Vassalboro, and Cindy St. Peter and Bob Bower, of Monmouth; sister Shirley McQuarrie; brother Joseph and his wife Cheryl Csengery, of Vassalboro; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Corrie, Miranda, Angela, Ryan and Tyler; five great-grandchildren, Spencer, Tanner, Aaliyah, Peyton and Tiffany; several nieces and nephews.

At Carol’s request, a gathering of family and friends will be held at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME, from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday Oct. 13, 2018. A private graveside service & celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

JANNELLE A. ROBERTSON

WINSLOW – Jannelle A. Robertson, 56, passed on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Glenridge Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born on July 3, 1962, to George and Lorraine Robertson, in Waterville.

Jannelle lived in North Andover, Massachusetts, with her parents along with her Aunt Yvette, who was like a second mother. She moved back to Maine in 1978 and attended Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, and Thomas College, in Waterville, where she earned her associates degree in executive secretary. Jannelle then worked as a secretary at Duratherm Windows, in Vassalboro, for 16 years.

Jannelle was a fun-loving person who enjoyed going to antique stores, garage sales, and was great at decorating. She liked to go camping with her brothers, sisters, and family. Jannelle liked to spend time at her sister Annie’s and Myra’s camps, and with her friends at the many Maine beaches. She enjoyed hiking and walking along local trails, loved Blueberry Hill, in Rome, and she loved her movies!

She was predeceased by her brother Sean.

Jannelle is survived by her sisters, Myra Chaloult and her husband Gary, of Oakland, Mary Ellen Woelfel and husband John, of Ocala, Florida; brothers, James Robertson and wife Karen, and George Robertson and wife Dianne, all of North Andover, Massachusetts; sister Ann Long and husband Michael, of Rome; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

JACKSIE PEPIN

FAIRFIELD – Jacksie Pepin passed away peacefully with family and friends surrounding her after fighting a long battle from a heart defect, Pulmonary Atresia, that resulted in one of the valves in her heart not forming.

Even though she would become tired quicker, resulting in her having to limit activities at times, she never slowed down. This could be seen in her love of swimming and her lips turning blue because she did not want to leave the water.

Jacksie was able to accomplish so much in her precious life. One of her greatest, proudest and happiest moments was having her sweet baby girl, Rihanna. Jacksie and Rihanna had such a special mommy and daughter bond, that anyone who saw them together knew that Rihanna was her mother’s reason for getting up every day.

One of the fondest memories of Jacksie is her love for animals. She recently stayed up all night helping a newborn kitten who would not eat. She fed it with a syringe and kept it warm with blankets. Jacksie brought smiles and laughter to her family. When she was young, she and her stepdad, John, would go fishing. She would spend the entire day digging for worms and then would not let John use them for bait because the worms were her friends. John taught Jacksie how to drive a tractor when she could barely walk, and let her steer his truck going down old dirt roads while looking for deer.

Older sister, Cassie, and Jacksie had such a special sister bond that always amazed everyone. They would go for walks in the woods behind their home throughout the year, looking for deer, blueberries and having special talks. On one occasion, they got lost and ended up miles down the road with Jacksie’s dog, Jasmine, leading them to safety.

Jacksie was a great older sister to Tabby, making her laugh. Even after waking up after her first heart surgery, her first words to Tabby were “Hi butt head.” Tabby would ask Jacksie to do her hair before dances at school; she was better than any beautician. Jacksie loved her boyfriend, Allan, of 12 years, so very much. She disliked having him away from her for more than a day.