Obituaries, Week of October 19, 2017

CRAIG C. WRATTEN

WINSLOW – Craig Charles Wratten passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Craig was born in Batavia, New York.

ALS made him a prisoner in his own body, but never stole his sharp mind or sense of humor. His early years of education were in Amherst, New York, schools and he graduated from Amherst Central High School. He followed in his brothers’ footsteps and attended Bethany College, in West Virginia, graduating in 1960, summa cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry. He furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin completing his M.S. and Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1965. He did post-doctoral research at the Institute of Molecular Biology, at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida. Craig taught in the biochemistry Department at the University of Maine at Orono for seven years. In 1973 Craig attended The University of Connecticut and earned his B.S. in pharmacy, magna cum laude.

He was a pharmacist for 25 years. The majority of his pharmacy career was spent as a community pharmacist at Berry’s Pharmacy, in Pittsfield. Craig also worked for Wellby’s, LaVerdiere’s, Rite-Aid, and Hannaford in the Central Maine area. In addition, for two years, Craig had the chance to live in Oregon and enjoyed exploring the West Coast. After his retirement, Craig embraced his passion of photography. For over 15 years he sold his photography at art shows. Thanks to those sales, his photographs can now be found in 39 states and seven countries. In addition to photography, Craig pursued many hobbies. He loved canoeing and fishing the quiet waters of Maine. He enjoyed woodworking, making bookshelves and other items for family and friends. Recently he taught himself the traditional skill of using hand tools and crafted wooden banks, boxes, and furniture totally by hand.

Craig is survived by Ardeene, his wife of 19 years; who cared for him 24/7 and whose love was unparalleled. His daughter Stephanie Wratten and husband David Engerman and children Nina and Simon; daughter Jennifer Bragg and children Emily and Rachel and her daughter Lily Ann; stepson Darren Moscrip and wife Jody; stepdaughter Tammy Moscrip and husband Ben Boese and children Tristin and Brennan; his brother Jim; nieces and nephews Darcy, Gary, Chris, Linda, Tim, Leigh, and Tom.

Craig was predeceased by his parents William and Geneva Wratten; a brother Gary, an Army surgeon killed in Vietnam; and Nancy, his first wife of 31 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Sunday, October 22, followed by a lunch reception and visiting hours from noon – 2 p.m, at Maple Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, 11 Inn Road, in Hallowell. For anyone who wishes, there will be a chance to share memories of Craig during the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Maine or the ALS Association Northern New England Chapter.

Arrangements were under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation Services, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.

ROLAND J. LEARY

FAIRFIELD––Roland Joseph Leary, 66, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Roland was born in Waterville on February 27, 1951, son of the late Milton K. Leary and Katherine Leary (Grenier).

Roland attended schools in Fairfield and graduated from Waterville High School following his discharge from the Army.

Roland served in the Army and was deployed to Korea with the military police during the Vietnam War. After his tour in Korea Roland returned home to Fairfield. Roland went to work at Maine Central Railroad and stayed there until 1986. He then worked for Mushero Concrete, of Fairfield, until 1990. Roland was then hired at Sappi Paper company, in Hinckley, until his retirement in 2016.

For over 45 years, Roland lived on West Street, in Fairfield, right next to the high school. He always attended and supported Lawrence High athletics, especially football. Roland would go to every home game and of the away games as well. He even took time off from work to make sure he didn’t miss the playoff or championship games. Roland was also sure to support the teams by buying a couple of hot dogs at every game.

Roland was a diehard New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Roland also was his grandchildren’s biggest fan. He always made time to attend their games, recitals, or any activity they were involved with, rain or shine, sick or healthy he was always there. Roland had a heart of gold and would help anyone at anytime,

Roland was predeceased by his parents; brother Reginald Leary, sisters-in-law, Yvonne Leary and Debbie Leary.

Roland is survived by his sons, Todd Leary, and Travis and his wife Kristal; seven grandchildren; brothers, Robert Leary, Raymond Leary and his wife Claire, Ronald Leary and his wife Hazel, Russell Leary and his wife Beverly, Richard Leary, and Roger Leary; sister Rose Marie (Dodge) and her husband Guy; sister-in-law Katherine (Kitty) Leary; ex daughter-in-law Tauri; ex wife Melody; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations can be made to the Fairfield PAL Baseball Program, PO Box 362, Fairfield ME 04937.

PETER A. MCKENNEY

OAKLAND––Peter Andrew McKenney, 80, of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on October 15, 1936, at the original Thayer Hospital at Post Office Square, in Waterville, the son of Joseph Andrew McKenney and Helen (Frost) McKenney.

He grew up in a working class family in Waterville. He became active in theater in junior high and high school. He was a graduate of Waterville High School.

In his early years, he delivered newspapers for the Waterville Morning Sentinel, worked for his uncle at Civil Engineer at age 14, was a counselor at Boys Camp (YMCA); and worked behind the counter at Park’s Diner on Main Street in Waterville.

He married Joan Lila Amburg, of Winthrop, and they shared many wonderful years together.

On February 3, 1955, he entered the United States Air Force, and trained in air police and security duties. He did the original assignment to Vietnam, and then his assignment changed to the air control site near Machias. Later, with his wife, they harvested blueberries in Maine’s Washington County. He also cut pulpwood while working shifts at the base in nearby Whiting. He later transferred to Presque Isle’s air base. He served as an air policeman, and retrained supervisor at Base Detention Center. He took FBI courses, and studied law by correspondence during this time.

Upon being discharged in 1958, he entered college in Presque Isle, which was part of the University of Maine system. He missed the G.I. Bill by three days. The Bill ran out January 30, 1958, and he entered college February 3, 1958.

He was hired as a television newsman and announcer at a local commercial television station. He began college for another half semester, and worked 48 hours a week. Upon receiving his degree, he taught fifth grade at Presque Isle Grammar School. Later, he moved to Central Maine, and taught government and history, and contract law at Williams High School, in Oakland. He also taught driver education, and worked at a local radio station after school. He later became an administrator of a state agency. He served on state and national committees (wrote the first 13 amendments to the Nation Highway Safety Law), and four years later left the state position to become a municipal manager. He worked for, and put together a state-wide health agency, Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Lung Patients Advocate.

With his wife and daughter, they purchased a business on Maine’s coast. They managed the day-to-day operation of the successful restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, the Carousel Music Theatre. They owned the Carousel Music Theatre, in Boothbay Harbor, for 30 years.

He was predeceased by a brother, Ted.

He is survived by his wife, Joan L. McKenney; four daughters, Barbara, Donna McKenney Welch and her husband Anthony Joseph Welch, of Winslow, Jayne and Sherry; a brother, Nick; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

SHIRLEY J. ESKELUND

WINSLOW––Shirley Jedele Eskelund, 89, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born on July 6, 1928, in New York City, the daughter of Ruth (Hastings) and Earl Jedele.

Shirley graduated from University High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1947. She continued her education at Michigan State University (MSU) and in 1951 earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

While at MSU, Shirley met Kenneth H. Eskelund and on March 19, 1950, they married in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Shirley and Ken moved to Waterville in 1953, where she focused on raising her family of three boys. She became active in many local organizations and served as the chairman of the Interim Department of the Waterville Women’s Club for several years. She served on the board of United Way of Mid-Maine and the Sunset Home. Shirley was a constant friend, supporter and volunteer for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers for over 50 years. She served various capacities including one term as president of the Friends. She served six terms of office on the board of directors between 1976 and 2007. She was much recognized for her service to these organizations. Especially meaningful for her was recognition by the Maine Children’s Home, both with a tea at the governor’s mansion as well as the naming of their conference center on their Silver Street Campus as the Eskelund Center. She also opened her home to local organizations and hosted fund raising functions for many charitable groups.

When her family was mostly grown, Shirley went to work at Waterville Junior High School Library as assistant librarian. She enjoyed her work with librarian Ann Benbow and stayed for 15 years. She also worked for several years Maine Biological Laboratories, in Winslow.

Shirley was an outstanding cook and loved entertaining; she hosted many dinner, cocktail, and holiday parties.

She enjoyed art in all forms and became an accomplished watercolor painter. Shirley hosted a weekly painting group at her Schoolhouse Studio, in Winslow, for many years. Shirley truly loved her summers at the family camp on Snow Pond, in Oakland. She was an avid swimmer, swimming regularly in the lake, at Colby College in the winters, and then in her much-cherished pool at her home in Winslow.

Shirley loved to travel. She and Ken vacationed in several destinations in Europe, including Majorca, Spain, Austria, and Sweden, as well as in Hawaii, and Japan. She especially treasured the family ski vacations to Austria and Colorado. For over 25 years, she and Ken traveled to their timeshare condominium, Westwind II, on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas, where they made many lifelong friends.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Kenneth H. Eskelund, of Winslow.

She is survived by sons David Eskelund and wife Cindy Grabinski, of Gray, Donald Eskelund and partner Heidi Jacobs, of Winslow and Richard Eskelund and wife Carol Paradis, of Sidney.

To share condolences, memories, and tributes with her family, please visit: www.redingtonfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations should be made to the Shirley Eskelund Memorial Fund, Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901-5923.

JAN S. HOGENDORN

VASSALBORO––Jan Stafford Hogendorn, 79, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, of natural causes. He was a longtime resident of East Vassalboro. He was born October 27, 1937, in Lahaina, Hawaii, to Paul Earl Hogendorn and Helen Isabel Stafford Hogendorn.

Evacuated from Hawaii by flying boat after Pearl Harbor, he grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was a champion debater at Oskaloosa High School, and he won the 1956 Voice of Democracy contest, and addressed that year’s Democratic National Convention.

He came East to Wesleyan University, and in 1958 he was in the inaugural group of student to visit Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa. Inspired by the promise of economic growth in Africa, he decided to major in economics.

In 1958, he met Dianne Yvonne Hodet, and they married in 1960. They immediately set sail for England on the RMS Queen Elizabeth, and Jan studied at the London School of Economics on a Fulbright Scholarship. Returning to the U.S., Jan taught briefly at Boston University and at Colby College, in Waterville. The couple again traveled to England, and Jan studied at LSE for his Ph.D. on the subject of British colonial agricultural policy in northern Nigeria. In 1965, the couple drove their Volkswagen Microbus across the Sahara Desert to reach the site of Jan’s dissertation fieldwork.

Jan became assistant professor of economics at Colby College in 1966, and soon afterward he and Dianne settled into the old Samuel Cates farmstead in East Vassalboro. He rose through the ranks at Colby, served as chairman of the economics department, and was appointed the Grossman Professor of Economics in 1977. He visited Nigeria and Britain several more times, including a visit to Oxford University on a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1986.

During his career he published more than 50 articles and essays; multiple editions of textbooks in introductory, international, and development economics; and three books on the history of agriculture, slavery, and abolition in West Africa.

In later life, Jan participated in local politics, serving as chairman of the Vassalboro Democratic Party and several times as moderator of the Vassalboro Town Meeting.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne; his son Christian, who also is a professor of economics; daughter-in-law Erika Naginski; and two grandchildren.

To share condolences, memories and tributes visit: www.redingtonfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries, Week of October 12, 2017

EVELYN M. BOLDUC

BENTON––Evelyn M. Bolduc, 85, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, in Benton, where she resided with her daughter, Anne. She was born in Oakland on August 29, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Laura (Carpenter) Veilleux.

She grew up in Waterville and left school at a young age to go to work to help support her family.

On September 1, 1951, she married her true love, Lawrence Bolduc. They were wed at St. Francis de Sales Church, in Waterville. They were blessed with 44 years together.

Evelyn along with Larry created rental properties known as “Bolduc Apts.” They also owned and operated Sandy Beach Campground, in Madison.

After retiring they enjoyed several bus tours to Washington D.C., and the Grand Ole Opry, along with many winters in Holiday, Florida. creating many lifetime friendships.

Evelyn was always volunteering and helping everywhere she could. Until she fell and broke her arm last year, she had volunteered for seven years at St. John Food Pantry helping to feed the hungry.

She loved going out to eat, playing the Hee-Haw machine at Hollywood Slots, girl trip to Ellsworth each winter, Bingo, playing cards and watching her heart throb, “James Drury” on “The Virginian.” She even had a beta fish her granddaughter gave her named “James.” She also loved scrapbooking and made many albums filled with loving family memories.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Larry; her son, Leo, her infant son Lawrence, Jr.; and son-in-law, Chuck Hodgdon; also three sisters, Lillian Berube, Gloria Dawe and Yvette Butler; and two brothers, Arthur Albert and Richard Vigue.

Evelyn is survived by three children, Gary Bolduc and wife, Paula, of Winslow, Anne Hodgdon, of Benton, and Louann Barnes, of Skowhegan; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Veilleux; two sisters, Violet Paquet and Theresa Cloutier; and a brother-in-law, Roger Bolduc; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

BARBARA W. FITZPATRICK

BENTON––Barbara Wright Fitzpatrick, 94, of 336 River Road, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at her home in Benton.

Barbara was born September 1, 1923, in Framingham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Samuel and Mabel (Farrar) Wright.

Barbara’s family moved to Clinton when she was age seven. Barbara attended Clinton schools, and graduated from Clinton High School.

During World War II she worked for the phone company in Newport News, Virginia, Newport, Rhode Island, and Waterville.

On August 17, 1946, Barbara married Glenn Fitzpatrick, of Benton. She worked in the office of Fitzpatrick Dairy part time. The dairy started in 1923 by Glenn’s father and was located next door to their home. The business was owned and operated by Glenn and his brother Merle until 1988. In addition, Glenn and Barbara maintained a herd of cows until the early 1970s.

Barbara’s hobbies included playing piano, gardening, and sewing. She was very crafty and artistic and Barbara’s home is filled many of her creations. Barbara was the past president of the Wesleyan Club and the Women’s Club, both in Fairfield. For years she enjoyed swimming regularly at the Waterville Boys and Girls Club.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Glenn in 2011; her parents; her siblings, Sam, Stan, Charlie, Dave, Phil, Caroline, Marybelle, and Margaret; and nephews, Harry and James Fitzpatrick.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Fitzpatrick Cosgrove and husband David, of Waterville, Judy Fitzpatrick-Weston and husband Peter, of Scarborough; two granddaughters Laura Cosgrove, of Waterville and Beth Cosgrove and husband Seth Dromgoole, of Park City, Utah; great-grandchildren , Margaret and Jay Brock, of Waterville, and Sally and Samuel Dromgoole, of Park City, Utah; nephew Merle, Jr. Fitzpatrick and wife Judi, of Shawmut; and her sister-in-law Dorothy Wright, of Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Barbara’s memory.

HEATHER A. MAYO

VASSALBORO––Heather Ann Mayo, 47, of Main Street, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, following an extended illness. She was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, on January 5, 1970, the daughter of Charles Burton Hammond and Barbara L. (Kent) Hammond.

Heather graduated from Somersworth (New Hampshire) High School.

She was employed as a store manager by Rite Aid Pharmacy for several years.

Heather was predeceased by her father, and a brother, Craig Hammond.

Surviving are her husband, Richard J. Mayo, of Vassalboro; a son, Joseph C. Mayo, of Vassalboro; two sisters, Amy Hodgson, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, and Lisa Dore, of New Durham, New Hampshire; five brothers: Chris Hammond, of Milton, New Hampshire, Brian Hammond, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kerry Hammond, of Milton, New Hampshire, Jimmy Hammond, of Vassalboro, and Scott Hammond, of Tampa, Florida; her sister-in-law, Becky Mayo, of Somersworth, New Hampshire; her parents-in-law, Joseph and Betty Mayo, of Berwick; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Heart Transplant Program, or to Delta Ambulance.

SPENCER R. GAGNON

FAIRFIELD––Spencer Reid Gagnon, 25, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 1, 2017, at his home in Fairfield. Spencer was born April 17, 1991, to Frank D. Gagnon and Iris J. (Stoddard) Gagnon.

He was raised in Rochester, New Hampshire, and Benton, where he attended local schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield.

Spencer had many hobbies; among them were working out, reading, and tinkering in his garage. He had a true passion for music; he enjoyed playing the guitar. He loved cats.

Spencer was a peace keeper. Everyone who knew him was blessed by his kindness and sense of humor. His legacy is the kindness he shared with everyone he met.

He was predeceased by his father, Frank D. Gagnon Sr., on April 28, 2007.

Spencer is survived by his mom, Iris J. Gagnon, of Fairfield; his two brothers, Frank D. Gagnon Jr., and wife Marcia Gray, of Dover, New Hampshire, and Michael Gagnon and wife Mary Hand, of North Berwick, and his children, Zoey and Kaynan; his five sisters, Kimberly Grate, of Freeport, and her children, Ashley, Jessica, Joseph, Sarah, Abigail, Olivia and Sophia; Kristina Ferraro and husband Anthony, and their children, Anthony, Kennedy and Baylie, all of Benton; Sherri Pedrick and husband Thomas, and their sons, Lincoln, Harry, and Quincy, all of Rochester, New Hampshire; Emily Gagnon and her partner Rick Plaisted, and their daughter Natalie, of Rochester, New Hampshire, and Julie Gagnon, of Portland; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

THERESA A. MCKENNEY

PALERMO––Theresa A. (Gove) McKenney, 68, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a long illness. She was born in Augusta, on March 27, 1949, the daughter of the late Lawrence Gove Sr. and Simone (Blouin) Gove. She was raised by her grandparents, Leslie and Eva Gove, of Weeks Mills.

Theresa was a 1967 graduate of Erskine Academy and was a member of the Palermo Snowmobile Club. In 1988, she married Dennis McKenney, of Palermo. She was happy to be part of the McKenney family, of Palermo,l for almost 30 years. She always enjoyed their family gatherings around birthdays and holidays, as well as summer afternoons at Westshores on Sheepscot Lake. As a third-generation upholsterer, she was the owner/operator of Country Loft Upholstery for over 30 years. Being self-employed allowed her the flexibility to have her grandchildren get off the bus at “Nanny’s house and enjoy time with her until they were picked up at night.

Theresa loved the outdoors and enjoyed many trips to Loony Town, a camp she and her husband built on Loon Lake in northern Maine. Many of those trips included two vehicles loaded with grandchildren to enjoy animal spotting, fishing, swimming, and of course, plenty of snacks. Her green thumb kept her busy in the summer and fall, as she enjoyed tending to flowers and vegetables. In the fall she was likely to be found canning the goods from the garden, much of which was given away to loved ones.

Theresa was predeceased by two brothers, Leroy and Daniel Gove; as well as a nephew, Sonny Gove.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis J. McKenney, of Palermo; son, Scott Pilsbury and his companion Diana Bickford, of Windsor; son, Joseph Pilsbury and wife Natalie, of Westbrook; daughter, Angela Plummer and husband Jeffrey, of Palermo; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers: Lawrence Gove Jr., and wife Jackie, of Pittston, Robert Gove and wife Sheila, of Windsor, and Richard Gove, of Whitefield; a sister Shirley Hopkins and her husband Timothy, of Augusta; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 14, at 1 p.m. at the Erskine Academy gymnasium, in South China. Burial will follow in Hannan Cemetery, Palermo. Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Route 32, Windsor.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Sociey, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta ME 04330.

MARTHA TOMPKINS

JEFFERSON––Martha Bond Tompkins, 91, of Jefferson, died on Monday, October 2, 2017, in Newcastle. She was the daughter of Willis A. and Ruth Hodgkins Bond, both of Jefferson and was born on August 2, 1926, in the home of her Bond ancestors, early settlers of the town of Jefferson,

Martha attended the Jefferson Village School through 8th grade, and then attended Cony High School, in Augusta, graduating in the class of 1944. She graduated froom the University of Maine in Orono with a BA in physics in 1948. The same year she started employment at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D. C., working as a physicist in the rocket section, a forerunner of NASA.

In 1952 she married Robert D. Tompkins, an electrical engineer at NRL. They lived in Chile for 18 months while Bob was employed as an engineer for Bethlehem Chile Iron Mines. On their return to the U.S. with young daughter, Ann, they returned to Washington, D.C., where Bob was again employed at NRL.

On Bob’s retirement in 1981, they retired to Jefferson and built a home on the original Bond property overlooking Damariscotta Lake. Here many happy years were spent, with family and friends, gardens, church and community work, and research into town and family history.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson for 78 years, was a life member of the Jefferson Historical Society and secretary of the Bond Burying Ground Association for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years and is survived by daughters, Ann Liburt, of Jefferson, and Marilyn Tompkins, of Jackman; sons, Steven Tompkins, of Glenn Dale, Maryland, Andrew Tompkins, of Leesburg, Virginia, and Richard Tompkins, of Plana, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Kathryn Maryan, of Ocala, Florida, Emily Kaune, of Nederland, Colorado, and Beverly Blair, of Cape Elizabeth; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 921, Jefferson ME 04348.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

DOROTHY A. POOLER

WINSLOW––Dorothy A. Pooler, 76, of Winslow, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, in augusta. She was born in Albion on April 9, 1941, the daughter of James and Pauline (Flye) Pottle.

Dorothy graduated from Besse High School, in Albion, and later from Center Maine Beauty School, in Augusta. She owned and operated Dorothy’s Beauty Salon, in Waterville, for many years. Her hobbies included snowmobiling, knitting and attending her great-granddaughter Lili’s horse shows and events.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Pooler; two brothers, Raymond Pottle and Lloyd Pottle; a sister, Helen Burgess; a grandson, Travis Finley; and a great-grandchild, Liam Finley.

She is survived by her daughter, Ronda Bell, and her husband Kevin, of Windsor; stepdaughter, Kimberly Marois, of South China; a grandson, Justin Finley; four great-grandchildren, Kaden Finley, Lukas Finley, Lilianna Finley and Leah Finley; two step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

A Celebration of Life will be held for David Frost of Norridgewock at 16 Ryan Lane, Skowhegan on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. For directions or further information call 778-2580 or 431-9964

Obituaries, Week of October 5, 2017

CARL ALLEN

WINSLOW––Carl Allen, 69, of Winslow, died on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough. He was born in Waterville on December 18, 1947, the son of Adrien and Florence (Therrien) Allen.

Carl graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1965. After high school he attended Thomas College until he entered the U.S. Army in November 1967, where he was a payroll clerk until his discharge in August 1970. Upon completion of his military service he returned to Thomas College where he completed his BS degree in business management, graduating in 1972.

Carl married Linda Fortier on August 12, 1972. Together in Winslow they raised three children. Carl was employed by Prudential Insurance and later began his career as a route salesman for Frito-Lay where he retired after 28 years.

Carl enjoyed coaching his children’s activities, little league, soccer, hockey and softball. He also enjoyed ice fishing and snowmobiling with his family on Great Pond. He was an avid Winslow football and hockey fan. He served on the Winslow School Board, was elected to the Winslow Town council and was a member of the Central Maine Soccer Association of Soccer Officials and the U.S. Soccer Federation of Soccer Officials for several years and enjoyed officiating at games all over the state of Maine. He was also a member of the Kennebec Water District Board of Trustees.

Carl is survived by his wife, Linda Allen, of Winslow; two sons, Nathan and his wife, Martinique and their children, Adrianne and Austin, Daniel and his wife, Ashley and their son, Wyatt; one daughter, Jessica Boutin and husband, Jeffrey and daughter, Mia and son Xander; brother, Jerome Allen and wife, Elizabeth, of Winslow; sister, Lucille Nassar and husband, Fred, of Winslow; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

An on-line guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.

LAWRENCE D. FRENCH SR.

CHINA––Lawrence “Larry” Dean French, Sr., 59, of China, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at his home. He was born in Augusta, February 4, 1958, to Vivan Alton and Vernie Ella (Haskell) French, of China.

Larry had a very large heart. He enjoyed driving, hunting, cooking and sharing his time, laughter, creative meals and baked goodies with family, especially the grandchildren, neighbors, friends and others in need. He loved caring for children and animals and they loved him. Even the “pretty Kitty’ with the white stripe that rubbed against his ankles early one morning hoping to be fed and he was.

Larry attended Erskine Academy until he decided it was not the place for him. He started his working life early, in the woods. He then drove a dump truck and operated heavy equipment for Doug Chadwick, Bill Haskell, and Marriners Paving. He enjoyed most of the people he worked with over the years. If he was not happy, he was generally very outspoken about it.

Larry was predeceased by his brothers, Randall A. French and Keith V. French; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard K. and Iona M. Dunn.

He is survived by his parents Vivan and Vernie French; his wife of 39 years, Penny Sue (Dunn) French; his sons Lawrence D. French, Jr., Johnathan A. French and partner Heather Chisholm; his daughter, Jennifer S. French and partner Ernest DeCosta; his brothers Roy French and wife Hope, Steven French and wife Karen, all of China; grandchildren, Dylan French, Bryce Sears, Aiden French, Temperance Rossignol, Landen and Logan DeCosta; his sister Amy Irish and husband Peter, of Vassalboro; his widowed sisters-in-law Penelope French, of China, and Heather French, of Virginia; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, two grandnieces, one grandnephew; and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Malcolm Glidden American Legion Post, 33 Veterans Way, Palermo. Cards and well wishes can be sent to his family at 66 Tobey Road, South China ME 04358.

MARY L. WAKEFIELD

FAIRFIELD––Mary Lee Wakefield, 70, passed away at home on Monday, September 25, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Joseph and Frances (Blackie) Leclair on March 1, 1947.

She was married to Kempton Wakefield Sr. for 34 years. Together they raised three children, Michael, Kempton Jr., and Rhonda Wakefield.

She attended Waterville schools, and went to work as a waitress at the Silent Woman and the Howard Johnson restaurants in her earlier years. She later worked at various mills such as the Wyandotte, Cascade, Carlton woolen mills and others. She finished her work career checking the meal cards of students, for Colby College dining services where she worked the last 15 years before retiring five years ago. She often said that her favorite part of her favorite job was interacting with the students on a daily basis.

Mary was a fiercely independent and tenacious woman with a strong work ethic, yet was always loving and caring. She was named Elks Club’s mother of the Year in 1987. She enjoyed various card games once obtaining a 28 cribbage hand during a tournament (which she won many of). She enjoyed going to casinos and playing bingo with friends. She also enjoyed going to lunch with her friends in the “out to lunch bunch” and had many special times with her niece and close friend Brenda Veilleux. Mary was known for her fiery, tell as she saw it attitude, and wry sense of humor that often had people chuckling several minutes or even hours later.

After making the difficult decision of entering into hospice care, she set one major goal and that was to meet her great-granddaughter, Isabella Rose Lyshon, which she did shortly after her birth in July.

Mary was predeceased by both parents, Joseph Leclair and Frances Blackie-Leclair; siblings, Richard Leclair, Sandra Dow, Norman Leclair, and John Leclair; and her daughter, Rhonda J. Wakefield.

Mary is survived by sons, Michael Wakefield, of Skowhegan, Kempton Wakefield Jr. and wife Debra, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Marissa Charette and fiancé Devon Lyshon, of Winslow, Jacob and Matthew Wakefield, of Fairfield; great-granddaughter, Isabella Rose Lyshon; sibling Joanne Leclair; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice and HomeCare, PO Box 828, Waterville ME 04903

ARTHUR B. HENDSBEE, JR.

WINDSOR––Arthur B. Hendsbee, Jr., died on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, three days after his 95th birthday. Arthur was born in Albion on September 24, 1922, and worked on the family farm until he left to find his way in life in Connecticut.

He served during World War II in the Army Air Force and went on to work at Togus VA for 35 years as an EKG technician.

He and his wife, Laura, lived on Togus Pond, in Augusta, during their early years and formulated lifelong friendships with many of their neighbors.

Arthur enjoyed hunting and other activities including a garbage route and a wood delivery from the neighborhood lumber mill.

The family then purchased The White Owl Motel, in South China, which they operated for six years.

Arthur was a member of the Bethlehem Lodge of Augusta, a Shriner, member of the Whitefield Lions Club and a Past District Governor.

He and Laura enjoyed many trips to Lions conventions. Arthur continued to work as the maintenance supervisor for Windsor Fair and served on its board of directors.

He was noted for his extremely quick wit and passion for words. A voracious reader, he could rarely be stumped spelling or give a definition of any word. At family gatherings, he would delight in entertaining all present with his sometimes “off color” poetry. He had a special bond with his only daughter, Cecilia, and enjoyed many trips to Hollywood Slots and the Oxford Casino with his besties, Frank and Gordon.

Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Laura (Rogers) Hendsbee; his parents, Arthur B. Hendsbee, Sr. and Edna M. (Wrigley) Hendsbee; brothers, John Hendsbee, George Hendsbee, Sr. and Edward Hendsbee.

He is survived by his children, Michael Hendsbee and wife Susan, of Antelope, California, Cecilia Genthner and husband Frank, of Bristol, and Wayne Hendsbee, of Farmingdale; a brother, James Hendsbee, of Clinton; three sisters, Althea Carter, of Jenison, Michigan, Faith Rankins, of Randolph and Dena Hubley, of Ft. Myers, Florida; sister-in-law, Erlene Hendsbee, of Chelsea; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations can be made to Whitefield Lions Club, P.O. Box 52, Coopers Mills ME 04341.

LOUISELLE A. BROCHU

WINDSOR––Louiselle A. Brochue, 74, of Brochu Lane, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born in Thetford Mines, Province of Quebec, Canada, on January 1, 1943, the daughter of Arman Allaire and Jeannette (Dubois) Allaire.

Mrs Brochu was employed as an accountant for Brochu Foundations for many years. She was also a member of the Maine Harness Horseman Association. She was a devout member of St. Michael Parish, at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Louiselle was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had a sweet disposition and was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

She was predeceased by two brothers Jacques Allaire and Jean Luc Allaire, as well as two brothers-in-law, Denis Isabelle and Robert (Bob) Castonguay.

Surviving is her husband of 55 years, Guy Joseph Brochu, of Windsor; a daughter, Linda N. Pepin and husband Jerry, of Windsor; two sons, Michael J. Brochu and wife Wendy, of Manchester and Gocelyn (Joey) Brochu and his significant other Laurie Tondreau, of North Augusta; a former son-in-law Richard St. Amand Jr., of Vassalboro, and his daughter Heather Cormier, of Auburn; four grandchildren Chelsea Brochu, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Lucas Brochu and his significant other Ashley Chapman, of Sidney, Lyndsey Marshall and husband Michael, of Windsor, and Cameron Brochu, of Manchester; and two great-grandchildren Lousielle (L.J.) Marshall and Landon Marshall.

She is also survived by her siblings of Quebec, two brothers Valdy Allaire and Jean-Guy Allaire; and four sisters Claudette Isabelle, Marjolaine Gingras, Nicole Fillion and Carmen Castonguay.

Friends may visit from 8:30–10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 30th at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Augusta. A private burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Augusta.

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

ARTHUR E. TARBOX

VASSALBORO––Arthur E. Tarbox, Jr., 70, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home. He was born May 7, 1947, the son of Arthur Sr. and Mary (Roy) Tarbox.

Arthur attended local schools and was employed with Bilodeau Motors until his retirement.

Arthur was an avid automobile mechanic. He enjoyed spending his spare time repairing and restoring vehicles, including a rare German Microcar.

He was a selfless man, devoting his life to the care of all those around him. Going out of his way to help the people he loved most, putting their needs above his own. He was always quick to make a joke or a witty response just to make someone laugh and smile.

Arthur served his country as a fireman with the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in June of 1970.

Arthur is survived by his mother Mary; daughters Jennie, Lori, Betti-jo, and Delia, son Todd; grandchildren Troy, Trisha, Billy, Amber, Katelyn, and Lily; several great-grandchildren; his sister Dawna; and brother Bryan.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

JANICE A. FEENEY, 77, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following an extended illness. Locally, she is survived by a son Thomas Feeney and companion Valerie Giusani, of Whitefield; sister Shirley Michaud, of Windsor.

DONNA ANN LECLAIR, 60, of Shawmut, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at her home, following a battle with cancer. Locally, she is survived by a grandson, TrestenBergeron and frield Tiffany, of Fairfield; sister Sandy LeClair, of Benton; brother Kenneth Leclair and wife Jodi, of Fairfield; sister-in-law Linda Leclair, of Benton.

GERALD A. GORNEAU, 64, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, following a brief illness. Locally, he is survived by siblings Michael Gorneau and wife Theresa, of North Vassalboro, Julianna Lyon, and Geraldine Sidmore (his twin), all of Waterville, and Louise Pooler and husband Michael, of Belgrade.

Obituaries, Week of September 28, 2017

NANCY A. GRENIER

WATERVILLE – Nancy Ann Grenier, 60, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Maine General Medical Center, in Augusta, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born March 22, 1957, in Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest child of four to Richard and Cecile (Jalbert) Grenier.

She worked many years as a secretary for her uncle at Grenier Florring Company, and briefly at Family Dollar, both in Waterville, eight years at Kohl’s Department Store, in Augusta. She stopped working to care for her ill mother with help from her sister, Rose.

Nancy was a long-time fan of the New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins and also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed grocery shopping and taking walks with her sister, Rose. They were always together. If you saw one, you knew the other wasn’t far. She was loved by everyone and had a “heart of gold.”

She is survived by two sons, Teny Grenier, of Florida, and Jason Grenier, of Waterville; five grandchildren; three siblings, Rose Vigue, of Waterville, John Grenier, of Waterville, and JoAnn Grenier, of Cushing; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents.

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

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

TERRI L. STRATTON

WINSLOW––Terri L. Stratton, who was born on January 8, 1958, in Bangor, passed away on Friday August 18, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

She enjoyed traveling with her lifelong companion. They visited 49 of 50 states. She had planned to go to Florida and to go to England to visit a special friend, but time did not allow those dreams to come true. She enjoyed crocheting, and doing arts and crafts. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and having a good game of cribbage.

She was predeceased by her lifelong companion, Dawn Hot, who passed away December 20, 2013.

She is survived by her sister, Candace McKeen, of Winslow; her daughter, Katrina Cyr, of Sabattus; her son, Richard Emery, of Waterville; and a special daughter-in-law, Jessica Gable, of Fall River, Massachusetts; niece, Michelle Champagne, of Skowhegan; and a nephew, Nathan Arbo, of Palmyra, New York; a granddaughter; five grandsons; an extended grandson; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held October 21, 2017, at the American Legion, 86 Upper Maine St., Fairfield, from 1–4 p.m. Everyone, please bring your cribbage board.

Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 45 Commerce Dr., Suite 12, Augusta ME 04330, or Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, 499 Broadway, PMB 362, Bangor ME 04401.

JUDITH M. DELFRANCO

FAIRFIELD – Judith M. DelFranco, 68, of Fairfield passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. She was born in Hollywood, Florida, on March 17, 1949, daughter of Harry L. Whaples and Elizabeth (Moore) Mangino.

She graduated from North Haven High School, in North Haven, Connecticut, in 1967 and later attended the Computer Processing Institute and the South Central Community College, both in Connecticut.

In her younger years she worked in waitressing, bartending, bookkeeping and computer programming. She later worked for the Maine State Legislature for 25 years, she held various positions there, eventually retiring as the Assistant Secretary of the Senate in 2011.

She was always young at heart and enjoyed traveling, amusement parks, movies, shopping, playing on the computer, and board games. She also enjoyed reading and listening to her books on tape. But mostly she enjoyed being home and around her family. She was a loving and caring person who would do anything for anyone and always had a soft spot for people and animals in need.

Judi is survived by two daughters, Sheri Meucci and husband Steven, of Winthrop, Lori DelFranco, of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Nicole DelFranco, of Augusta, Daniel Hawes III of Fairfield, Mario Meucci, of Winthrop and Antonio Meucci, of Winthrop; a brother, Basil Mangino, of airfield.

Judi was predeceased by her father Harry L. Whaples and mother Elizabeth (Moore) Mangino.

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

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

JODY A. BARNES

WHITEFIELD––Jody A. Barnes, of Whitefield, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born in Damariscotta on May 13, 1960, to Barbara Barnes Dixon and Robert Barnes Sr.

Jody was a paraplegic as the result of a terrible car accident early in the winter of 1988. In spite of his constant pain and many challenges, he lived independently, complained rarely, always ready with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was generous of heart and would give his last two pennies to help someone in need. He loved family, and though he never had children of his own, he was a beloved Uncle Jody to many.

He was predeceased by his mother; father; and brothers, Scott Barnes and Jeffrey Sondergaard.

He is survived by sister, Robin Barnes Rushlau and husband Geoffrey; brother, Robert (Cisco) Barnes II; his stepmother, Betty Barnes; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alpha One Now (Center for Independent Living), that enabled Jody and thousands of others with disabilities to live more fully and more independently, at http://alphaonenow.com/donate.htm.

Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.

WALTER W. SCOTT JR.

WINSLOW––Walter W. Scott Jr., of Winslow, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. Walter was born in Wytopitlock, to Walter W. Scott Sr. and Eva (Faulkner) Scott on February 18, 1935.

Walter grew up in Clinton, where he attended school. While in high school, he played on the Clinton basketball team. Walter graduated from Clinton high School in 1953, and then joined the US Army, serving in Korea, and was discharged in June of 1956.

Walter spent most of his life as a contractor doing remodeling and roofing. Walter ran his own company, Winslow Roofing, for many years.

Walter was a life time member of the Waterville Forrest J. Pare VFW #1285 where he enjoyed spending time with friends.

Walter was predeceased by both of his parents; his son Kevin W. Scott Sr.; and a grandson Mickeal Klaiber.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca klaiber, of Ottisfield, and Lisa Scott, of Jefferson; his partner Maryann Levesque, of Waterville, and her two children, Mary Goodwin and husband Paul, and her son Jack Levesque; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Waterville VFW, 51 Water St., Waterville ME 04901.

AMY LYNNE STANTON

WATERVILLE – Amy Lynne (Howard) Stanton, 38, of Waterville, passed away unexpected on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville, due to a cardiac arrest. She was born March 21, 1979 in Waterville, the daughter of Della (Coro) Howard and Henry Howard and biological father, Richard Nye.

The mother of Jerron and Joey Jr was a life-long Waterville resident and attended Waterville public schools. Her most favorite things were to be surrounded by the love and laughter of her family and friends, especially the joy of her world, her son Joey. She loved all of her fur babies, was a frog collector and enjoyed going for rides “anywhere.”

Amy is survived by her son, Joey Stanton Jr., of Waterville; mother, Della (Coro) Moulton-Howard, of Waterville; “second dad,” Henry Howard, of Brunswick; two sisters, Jamie (Howard) Maheu and husband Rick, of Waterville, Julie (Rowe) Courtney and husband Amos, of North Anson; two brothers, Scott Stratton and partner Holly Reed, of Waterville, Rickey Nye, of Fairfield; three aunts, Opal Irwin and husband David, of Waterville, Darlene Mosley, of Winslow, Regina Breard and husband Darryl, of Waterville; three uncles, Steven Nye and wife Diana, Tim Nye and Jerry Nye, all of Waterville; nine nephews; three nieces and cousins

She was predeceased by her son, Jerron Tremayne Stanton; biological father, Richard Nye; grandmothers, Elizabeth Miller, and Alice Nye; uncles, Kevin and David Miller; aunt, Melissa Rowe and a niece, Pearl Mower.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Street, Waterville.

Memorial donations may be made to help with future financial cares for her son, Joey. Please send to Della Moulton, 19 Ash Street, Apt. #2, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

RAYMOND P. CAYOUETTE

WINSLOW – Raymond “Shorty” Paul Cayouette, 78, passed away September 14, 2017, at Maple Crest Nursing Home, in Madison. He was born July 23, 1939, in Waterville, the son of Fred and Doris C. Cayouette.

He was employed for 30 years as a sanitation foreman in poultry processing and construction for 15 years. On August 30, 1969, he married Donna Wilbur in Waterville. He was a member of the league of Sacred Heart, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, and the Waterville Elks Lodge #905. Raymond enjoyed playing cribbage, watching old western movies, loved listening to old music, dancing hunting, fishing, and working on old furniture.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna (Wilbur) Cayouette, of Winslow; son, Peter Cayouette, of Windsor; two granddaughters, Isabella Cayouette, of West Paris and Gracee Cayouette, of Winslow; brother, Roland Cayouette, of Winslow; sister-in-law, Esther Cayouette, of Winslow; half-brother, Alan Chamberlain. He was predeceased by a son, Tim Cayouette; parents, Doris and Fred Cayouette; raised by grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Cayouette; sister, Violet Wells; and brother, Lawrence Cayouette; half-brother, Bobby Chamberlain.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Notre Dame – Corpus Christi Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

BARBARA D. MERRY

BENTON––Barbara Dexter Merry, 86, of East Benton, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2017, at Oak Grove Convalescent Center, Waterville. Barbara was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on June 9, 1931, the daughter of Ralph Edwin Dexter and Florrie (Lee) Dexter.

She graduated froom Hill House High School, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1949, and Bridgeport School of Nursing, Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1953, where she earned her degree as a registered nurse.

Barbara worked as a registered nurse in various Connecticut locations for 30 years. She started singing at the age of 16 in high school choir and continued singing in church choirs and coral clubs. She sang in the choir at Clinton United Methodist Church and the Clinton Coral Club, in Connecticut, for 35 years. She moved to Maine, with her husband, in the fall of 2003, and promptly joined the choir at Fairfield United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful member until her passing. Her other joys included bird watching, needlepoint, latch hooking and vacationing with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Edward Ernest Merry, of East Benton,l and her brother Gordon Edwin Dexter and his wife, Barbara, of Winslow.

Barbara is survived by son Donald Scott Merry, of New London, Connecticut, son David Edward Merry, of Pensacola, Florida, daughter Linda Marie (Merry) Killian and husband Robert, of Manassas, Virginia, son Peter Lee Merry and wife Rutha (Davis), of Delaware, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Alice (Merry) Chapman, of Benton; and brother-in-law, Ernest Raymond Merry, of Madison.

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

NEAL L. HAWES

WINSLOW––Neal Leonard Hawes, 92, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born in Winslow on January 17, 1925. to Royal and Letitia (Wing) Hawes.

Neal was a lifelong resident of Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1943. He was an ardent Black Raiders fan, so much so that the basketball boosters awarded both him and his brother Roy certificates of appreciation for being a “Fan of the Century.”

On June 19, 1948, Neal married the former Antoinette (Toni) Bolduc. They were married for 69 years and raised six children.

Neal loved farming. He spent over 20 years working on the Corbett brothers’ farm, in Winslow. Even after getting a job as a milkman at Smiley’s, he continued to work on a couple of local farms for many years. He also worked for the Winslow School Department and the Doctors’ Complex before retiring in 1998.

Neal spent many years as a behind the scenes worker at the Winslow Congregational Church. He was not much of a joiner but was always willing to give a helping hand when necessary. Whenever Toni was working for the church, you would find Neal working right beside her, whether it was preparing communion, serving the Fellowship Hour’s goodies and coffee, working on the Blueberry festival or just being helpful in general. He was a very generous man and gave of his time freely.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Arthur “Buddy” Hawes.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Toni Hawes; son, Rick Hawes and wife Jan; daughter, Cathy Cloutier and husband Mike; daughter, Pat St. Onge and husband Andy; son John Hawes and wife Michele; daughter Peg Peters and husband Jeff; and daughter Ellen Anderson and her companion Randy Wilson; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; and his brother, Ro Hawes.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow Street, Winslow ME 04901, or Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

PRISCILLA B. HAMLIN

FAIRFIELD––Priscilla B. Hamlin, 92, of Fairfield, died Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in Waterville on October 20, 1924, the daughter of Philippe and Fredalise (Dulac) Begin.

She was employed by Keyes Fibre Company for over 30 years.

Priscilla was a longtime member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Fairfield, and Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville. She was a member of the Rosary Sodality, the Red Hat Society and the Touch of Class dance group that visited nursing homes providing entertainment and gifts for the residents.

Priscilla enjoyed time with family more than anything else. She hosted holiday and family gatherings at her home including the most recent years her “Christmas in September.” Another of her hobbies was making collages for her family milestones or birthdays and even one for her class reunion.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Richard D. Hamlin on July 27, 2012, and her brothers and sisters.

Priscilla is survived by her daughter, Debra Achorn, of Waterville, and daughter, Michelle Bard with her children, Tyler, Teya and Trey Bard; son Jason Achorn and wife Denise with sons Michael and Sean, of Oakland; son Kevin Achorn and wife Brenda with Madyson and Mikayla, of Waterville; her son, Gregg Hamlin and wife Karen, of Boxborough, Massachusetts, with son Nathan Hamlin, of Waterbury, Vermont; her son, Gary Hamlin, of Fairfield with son, Jack Hamlin, of Lima, Ohio; grandson, Stephen Abbott and wife Kelli, of Saratoga Springs, New York, with sons Zachary and Tyler; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

JENNIE M. TITUS

WINSLOW – Jennie Marie (Warren) Titus, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Glenridge Living Community, in Augusta. She was born June 13, 1928, in Waterville, the daughter of Reginald and Jennie Marie (Bown) Warren.

She was educated in the Waterville Public Schools and graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1946, then continued her education at Parson’s School of Design and graduated in 1949. On February 9, 1952, she married Roger S. Titus, at the First Congregational Church, in Waterville.

Jennie was a self-employed interior designer who, with husband Roger, owned and operated Titus Interior Decorators and Warren’s Orchard. She was a member of the Waterville Congregational Church and Women’s Fellowship all of her life. She also belonged to Eastern Star, Central Maine China Painters (past president), ZONTA International (past president), Heart of Maine Squares, and Central Maine Ballroom Dance Society. She enjoyed crafting, painting, furniture refinishing, cooking, reading, and dancing.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roger S. Titus, of Winslow; son, Lauchlin W. Titus and wife Linda, of Vassalboro; daughter, Elizabeth (Titus) Bridges and husband Arthur, of Morrill; granddaughter, Morgan J. (Titus) Rau and husband Tory, of Vassalboro; grandson, Jeremiah O. Titus; great grandchildren, Sovie G. Rau, Noah L. Rau, Finn T. Rau, Evelyn M. Titus; and granddaughter-in-law, Jayme S. Titus.

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

OMISSION

In last week’s obituary for GRACE E. BRONN, of Sultan, Washington, formerly of Palermo, who passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, it was inadvertently omitted that she was predeceased by a son, Abraham Bronn.

Obituaries, Week of September 21, 2017

ROBERT T. GREENLAW

AUGUSTA––Robert Theodore Greenlaw, 86, of Fairfield, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Togus Springs Unit, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Togus. Bob was born on August 29, 1931, in Belfast, the fourth of eight children to Byron and Edith (Philbrook) Greenlaw.

He was a Korean War veteran, having enlisted in the Air Force at 17 and serving his country from 1948-1952.

Bob received his GED in the service, attended the Boston School of Art for a short time, and then worked in farm equipment sales in the family business at J. E. McCormick & Sons, in Waterville, where he honed his knowledge of backroads and farms in Central Maine until his retirement.

Bob was involved with the Masonic Order and Indian Guides, and served on the school board at the time that S.A.D.#49 was created. He had a love of learning that he passed on to his children, and he supported his first wife Ruth in building West Street School in their backyard. He loved to travel, whether by cruise ship or RV, and visited England, Nicaragua, Russia and most of the U.S. until his health declined.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Byron and Edith; his Gram Philbrook; his brother Byron Jr; his sisters Elmore and baby Joyce; and his first wife, Ruth Wood Greenlaw.

He is survived by his daughter Evelyn Greenlaw and husband Paul Gauvreau, and sons Dana and wife Cindy, Robert T., and Steve and wife Sherrie; by his four grandchildren, Sarah (and Jesse) Bolduc, Adam (and Ariel) Greenlaw, and Jessica and Johanna Gauvreau; as well as by his three great-grandsons, Zephyr and Keelan Bolduc and Robert A. Greenlaw; his sisters Ada Curtis, Shirley Johndro, and Helen Burns; his brother Donny Greenlaw; his former second wife, Edna Boivin Greenlaw, and her extended family.

Memorial donations may be made to the VA Center at Togus to support the services that they provide to those in need who served their country.

GRACE E. BRONN

SULTAN, WASHINGTON –Grace Etta Bronn, 93, formerly of Palermo, passed away on We d n e s d a y, August 23, in Allensburg, Washington, one day after her 93rd birth-day. She was born on August 23, 1924, and was the widow of the late Raymond Bronn I.

When Grace lived in Palermo she was an active supporter of Erskine Academy when her chil-dren were active in sports. She was also active in the Palermo Christian Church where she was the organist for Sunday morning services. She loved watching tel-evision, knitting, crocheting, and camping trips. Everything she made, such as mittens, hats, scarves, slippers, wool socks, quilts, afghans and many baby outfits she gave to family or to anyone she thought might like them.

She is survived by her daughters, Doris Dill, of Liberty, Christie Merrick, of Sultan, Washington, Flora Mae (Allan) Richardson, of Bridgton, sons Everett Bronn and wife Suzanne, of Renton, Washington, and Bertrand Bronn and wife Ruthie, of Scarborough; daughters-in-law Marie Bronn, of Chelsea, Helen Bronn, of East Vassalboro, and Miralla Bronn, of Spring, Texas; over 80 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by daughter Erdine Fletcher, and sons Raymond Bronn II and Samuel Bronn.

Messages may be sent to Christie online at cmerrick4@yahoo.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Rd., Palermo, Maine 04354.

LLOYD J. BEAULIEU

FAIRFIELD––Lloyd Beaulieu, 69, formerly of Chicopee, Massachusetts, passed away at home Wednesday, August 23, 2017, following a long battle with cancer. Lloyd was born on May 1, 1948, in Fort Kent, to Romeo Beaulieu and Albina (Bea) Myers.

He attended Chicopee Vocational School where he practiced his chosen trade in machine shop. After graduation he made aircraft parts for the U.S. Military and Space Program, working for companies including: IBM, Universal and Lucent Technologies. He went on to own his own machine shop, Lloyds Precision Inc. (LPI), in Westfield, Massachusetts, which he started with one surface grinder that he ran from his basement.

Lloyd sold his business and moved to Fairfield, in 2005 with Edith Enman. Together they built and ran Skyriders Disc Golf Course.

Lloyd enjoyed music and landscaping, continuously planting and tending to his gardens. He was in awe of the beauty and majesty of eagles. His greatest joy was his family which included his dogs. Upon entering Lloyd’s home you will see a plaque saying “Love One Another.” It could be said this was Lloyd’s creed. He treated all people with respect and kindness.

He was predeceased by his father, Romeo Beaulieu and his brother Gary Beaulieu.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Enman; his mother Albina (Bea) Myers; brothers Dell Beaulieu, Ivan Beaulieu and their families; and his extended step family.

DENNIS L. CASTONGUAY

WINSLOW––Dennis L. Castonguay, 80, of Winslow, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Dennis was born April 30, 1937, in Howland, the only child of Hillarie and Corinne (McLaughlin) Castonguay.

In 1953 the family moved to Winslow where Dennis met the former Geraldine Theriault, from Fort Kent; they celebrated 55 years of marriage and raised five children.

Dennis operated heavy equipment for many years; his employment career included, W.T. Gardner & Sons Logging Co., in Millinocket, Precision Paving, in Hamden, also for Richard Clourier. Dennis was known as Puff Wheat on the CB radio.

In his earlier years, Dennis’s biggest enjoyment was spending time and making memories with family and friends; from camping to ice fishing, and snowmobiling with his best friends, Bruce and Linda Waldron, as well as his loving family, he also had great pride in watching his children at the snowmobile races and truck pulls.

Dennis was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine Castonguay; and his parents, Hiliare and Corinne Castonguay.

He is survived by his daughters, Tina and her husband, Dave Quirion, Donna and her husband, Jimmy Michaud; sons Kevin and wife Stacy Castonguay, Darren and wife Kim Castonguay, and Darrell and wife Joyce Castonguay; nine grandchildren, Nichole, Chelsea, Miranda, Riley, Thomas, Danielle, Justin, Dan and Jonathan; and ll great-grandchildren, Sierra, Aaron, Eliot, Liam, Jonathan, Eli, Natalie, Noelle, Gunner, Bostyn, as well as a special little baby girl.

A Celebration on Life will be held on October 14, 2017, at the VFW in Waterville, from 11 a..m.–4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville ME 04901, in honor of his forever friend Baily.

JONATHAN E. W. SPAULDING

ALBION––Jonathan Edward William Spaulding, 39, passed away unexpectedly following a long battle with health issues on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born on July 23, 1978, in Waterville, the son of Laura Strohman (Rood), of Albion, and Edward Spaulding, of Winslow.

He attended Lawrence High School.

Jonathan enjoyed many years as a foreman and drywall installer. He loved fishing, hunting, racing, boating, motorcycling, four wheeling and snowmobiling, but most of all he loved spending time with his two children, Karleigh, 7, and Jase, 4. Family was most important to Jon. He was the type of man who was there for anyone in need, and wouldn’t hesitate to give you the shirt off his back. He will be sadly missed by many.

He was predeceased by baby Jon Spaulding Jr., of Albion; his brother Russell Gonzales, of Texas; grandfather, Earnest Rood, of Albion; grandmother, Mary F. Strohman, of Ossipee, New Hampshire; uncle Donny Bolduc, of Albion; grandmother, Jane Spaulding, of Waterville; and uncles Roy Spaulding and Timmy Spaulding, both of Waterville.

Jonathan is survived by his mother and stepfather Laura and Joe Strohman, of Albion; his father and stepmother Edward and Jody Spaulding, of Wachepregue, Virginia and Winslow; his children, Karleigh and Jase; their mother Denielle and her children, Brooke, Audri, Alexsander, Grant, Madyson; their grandchildren Harper and Jaxton; his grandmother Rosalie Rood, of Albion; his grandfather Edward Spaulding, of Waterville; his brother Eric Spaulding and companion Kelly Croom, of Waterville; his sister Virginia Spaulding, of Windham; his brother Chris Spaulding and wife Lorrie, of South Portland; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to a trust in his children’s names, c/o Laura Strohman, P.O. Box 52, Albion ME 04910.

DONALD J. POMERLEAU

WINSLOW––Donald J. Pomerleau, 64, of Winslow, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, following a prolonged illness. He was born in Waterville on April 6, 1953, the son of Harold J. and Adeline M. (Vigue) Pomerleau.

He was educated in local schools.

Don enjoyed camping and motorcycle rides with his partner, Pam Beane; and he was much loved by Pam’s children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother David and twin brother, Ronald.

Don is survived by his partner of 20 years, Pam Beane; his brother Joseph; sister Ann; five nephews; and several cousins.

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

WILLIAM J. ANNIS

WINSLOW––William J. Annis, 76, of Winslow, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, following an eight month long battle with lung cancer. Bill was born on December 14, 1940, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was married in 1960, then in the early 1970s they moved to Maine to raise their family and worked in the woolen mills. After the children were all grown they moved back to Massachusetts where Bill worked in the paper factory until his retirement. Bill worked very hard to provide for his family. After retirement they moved back to Maine to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Bill was an avid New England Patriots fan. Everyone knew not to bother him during a game, especially when they were losing.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Robert W. Annis and Gladys Perkins Annis; a brother Robert Annis; and a son-in-law, Daniel Hood; Jane Cormier, who was like a daughter-in-law to him.

He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Jane M. Raffaelle Annis; a soon William D. Annis and a daughter Lisa Annis Hood, all of Winslow; grandchildren Jennifer Hood and her three sons, Daniel R. Hood and his wife Cori and their two sons, all of Waterville, Dylan Hood and his son and daughter, of Madison, Derek Hood, of Richmond, David Annis and his wife Lori and their son and daughter, of Worcester, Massachusetts, Jason Annis, of Waterville, and Matthew Annis, of Shawmut; brother John Annis and his wife Linda, from Orlando Florida., Donald Annis and his wife Robin, of Waltham. Massachusetts; a sister-in-law Marie (Tita) Annis, of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters Joyce Hawkins and her husband Bill, of Billerica, massachusetts, and Mary Jasset and her husband Richard, of Newton, Massachusetts; brother-in-law Edward Raffaelle and his wife Judy, of Bellingham, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the VFW in Fairfield, Saturday, September 30, at 2 p.m.

AARON R. WHITE-SEVIGNY

WINDSOR––Aaron R. White-Sevigny, 25, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 10, 2017, the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Augusta on August 12, 1992, a son of Roy C. T. and Jennifer Y. (White) Sevigny. Aaron attended Cony High School, in Augusta, and had been employed at White’s Auto for several years.

Aaron was a help to the community, from being a volunteer firefighter for Somerville to bringing food for the homelesss. He died doing one of those good deeds; he was riding his motorcycle with a bag of toys on his back for the less fortunate children.

Aaron was an avid sports fanatic and outdoorsman. He not only spent time playing football and disc golf with his friends, but watching the Bruins, the Red Sox, and having his own fantasy football team. As well as hunting, fishing, and dirtbiking, he also really enjoyed lots of time with his dad. They built and raced cars together.

Aaron had many friends that were like family, he was very loyal towards them. Anyone could give him a call and he would be right there to help.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Naomi R. (Welch) Sevigny and his maternal grandmother, Jean E. (McGlashing) White.

Aaron is survived by his fiancée, Heather L.(Sutter) Sevigny, of Windsor; his son, Lucas B. White-Sevigny, of Winsor; his parents, Roy C. T. and Jennifer Y. (White) Sevigny, of Windsor; his brother Ryan A. Sevigny, of Windsor; his sister Santasia B. Sevigny, of Windsor; paternal grandfather Carl W. Sevigny, of Windsor, maternal grandfather Lewis E. White, of Augusta; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Those who desire may donate to help defray funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/aaron-sevignys-funeral-expenses.

PAULA R. LEATHERS

VASSALBORO––Paula Rosemary (Dolley) Leathers, 68, a lifelong Vassalboro resident, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, just shy of her 69th birthday. Paula was born in Waterville September 17, 1948, the second child of Mildred Gray and Frank Dolley Sr.

She graduated from Winslow High School in 1966, then continued onto nursing school and worked as a registered nurse at MaineGeneral Medical Center, at Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, for 33 years.

Paula raised two children, Bonnie and Joey, with her husband of 50 years, David. Paula loved her family, both biological and surrogate family. She loved hosting the annual family and friends’ barbecue every July for over 25 years. She had a love of books puzzles and crafting. She had endless love and generosity to give to everyone.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Frank (Butch) Dolley Jr., Floyd Dolley, and Douglass Dolley.

Paula is survived by her husband David; daughter Bonnie and Fred Boucher, son Joey and Amanda Leathers; sisters Dorothy Gilley, Virginia Sandon, Franca Biforked, brother Jerry Dolley; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

NONA N. BURK, 86, of Winthrop, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Tedda Henry and husband Rick, and grandson Mitch Henry, all of Augusta.

GLORIA GAYNE, 87, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Locally, she is survived by sons Doug Gayne, of Augusta, and Scott Gayne and wife Terri, of Winslow; and a cousin, Faylene Holt, of Fairfield.

RICHARD J. DUPLESSIS, 93, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Medical and Regional Offices, at Togus, following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by sisters Rita Valliere, of Augusta, and Christine Gay and husband Harvard, of Vassalboro; grandsons, Michael Bumford, of Windsor, Scott Bumford and wife Kim, of Oakland, and Jonathan Bumfored and fiancée Jen, of Augusta.

SHIRLEY J. HILTON, 88, of Norridgewock, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by her children, Tom Hilton and partner Carol Axtell, of Oakland, JHim Hilton and wife Liz, of Norridgewock, and Judy Tuttle and husband George, of Benton.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MICHAEL W. HARRINGTON, 68, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017, following a long illness. He was born on September 5, 1948, in Waterville, the son of William and Marjorie Lashus Harrington. He graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1966. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Marjorie Harrington, and a sister Kathy Cote, both of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of September 14, 2017

BRIAN G. AYER

SOUTH CHINA––Brian G. Ayer, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born February 14, 1944, in Waterville, the son of Charles D. and Martha (Greenleaf) Ayer.

He graduated from Hampden Academy in 1962, then continued his education at Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, graduating in 1966. He was a member of the Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association for 34 years and Pacific Coast District #1 (PCD). Brian was employed by Lykes Brothers, American President Lines, Moore McCormick, Prudential Grace, Farrell Lines, United States Lines, and Sea Land CSX. He enjoyed corvettes, boating, fishing, gardening, home defense (maintenance projects), traveling, coastal traveling, eating out, and collecting tools.

Brian is survived by his wife, Iola L. (Bickford) Ayer, of South China; two daughters, Alexandra Pierce and husband Alan, of Stratford, Connecticut, Laurie Poirier and husband Tim, of Winslow; three sons, Randy Pottle and wife Gail, of Palermo, Micheal Ryan and wife Heather, of Palermo, Brian Aimsler and husband Diamon, of Palm Springs, California; grandchildren, Nathan, Stella, and Lucas Pierce, of Stratford, Connecticut, Tyler and Mason Poirier, of Winslow, Jamie and Guin Pottle, of Vassalboro, Lindsey Pottle, and Colton Ryan of Palermo; great-grandchildren, Trenton Poirier, of Winslow, and Ava Nugent, of Palermo.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the China Lake Association, PO Box 6215, China ME 04926.

NANCY W. GERRY

FAIRFIELD––Nancy Wheeler Gerry, recent resident of Bedside Manor, in Oakland, died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Nancy was born in Augusta, June 29, 1931, second daughter of Annie (Clough) and Manchester Haynes Wheeler Sr.

She attended school in Fairfield and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.

Nancy raised her family in Fairfield and was a longtime employee of Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville. She loved all animals, especially cats and horses. Nancy loved riding horses, reading, sailing, swimming, listening to classical music and opera, and sitting by campfires.

She was predeceased by her parents; her stepfather George M. Bott; her sister Hope Haynes Wheeler Brown and stepbrother Morrill Bott.

Nancy is survived by her sons, David Clifford and Michael Clifford and his partner Melody Leary, all of Fairfield; her daughters, Christina (Gerry) and husband Roy Lawrence Sr., of Benton and Bobbi (Clifford) and husband Frank H. Coombs III, of Hampden; grandchildren, Joshua Coombs, Erin Coombs, Justin Walker, Matthew Walker and Julia Lawrence; and her step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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

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

ESTHER M. ELLIS

WINSLOW––Esther Mae “Terry” Ellis, of Winslow, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. Terry was born on March 29, 1942, in Waterville, daughter of Norman Dennis and Carolyn Brooks Knowles.

She attended Fairfield schools as a youth, later returning to earn her GED, then her high school diploma, then an associate’s degree in secretarial science from Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute.

On March 24, 1959, she married David L. Ellis Sr., and quickly became a military wife, a role with many challenges, all of which she embraced. Terry and David traveled and lived on many different Naval Air Bases, growing their family along the way. Dave and Terry finally received orders to return to Maine to serve at the Brunswick Naval Air Station in 1971. They settled their family in China, and he left for Sicily, where unfortunately Dave suddenly passed away at the age of 32.

At the age of 29, Terry became the sole parent of their four children, Blaine, David, Brian, and Heidi. As with everything in her life, she approached this head on, always making sure they were her priority.

For 18 years, she was known as the “voice of Boothby and Bartlett,” making many friends along the way.

Family meant everything to Terry. All sporting events, plays, dance recitals, and holidays were important family times for her. All of her children and grandchildren know the phrase “Honey Child” and who that belonged to. They were all her “Honey Child” and she was sure to relay to all of them just how much she loved them.

She was predeceased by her parents; her infant brother, Roger; her mother and father-in-law, Mona and Gerald Ellis; her sister-in-law, Gina Ellis; grandson, Ryan Ferrigan; and several close cousins.

Her survivors include sons Blaine Ellis and fiancé Robin Coutureson, David L. Ellis Jr. and wife Heidi, Brian Ellis and wife Janet; daughter, Heidi Louten and husband Rick; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with two on the way; her inlaws, Joseph “Skip” Ellis, Claire and Tom Pelotte, Roxanne and Margo Ellis, and Gary and Marie Ellis; her sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Rene Field; and stepdad, Tom Elliot.

Condolences may be expressed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

BLANCHE F. WRIGLEY

OAKLAND––Blanche F. Wrigley, 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She was born on October 23, 1932, in Waterville, the daughter of Aline and Dzeri Begin.

A graduate of Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, and Sisters Hospital, she began a career as a nurse in 1953. She married Richard Harris, in 1954, with whom she had four children. They were together for just eight years before Richard’s death in 1962.

Blanche raised her children independently with the support of a network of family, friends, and neighbors. In 1980, she married Gerald (Jake) Wrigley. Their two families became one, and together they shared decades of birthday parties, dinners, game nights, camping trips, and many other adventures. The family house became the site of annual Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, crammed to the walls with relatives, food, and humor.

After retiring in the 1980s, Blanche took pleasure in gardening, making jigsaw puzzles, finding the perfect gift for family members, and playing cribbage and other games where her competitive spirit made for many lively evenings. She was a lifelong communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Corpus Christi Parish.

Blanche was also predeceased by her second husband Jake Wrigley; stepdaughter Susan Eaton; grandson Nick Marin; and sisters Annette Cameron and Juliette Begin.

She is survived by her children, stepchildren, and their spouses, Stephanie and Rick Thibodeau, Richard and Sandra Harris, Luke and Tena Harris, Desiree and Lenny Marin, Joanne Shaw, Time and Laurie Wrigley, and Donna Wrigley; 12 grandchildren and their spouses; eight great-grandchildren; her sister Claire Roberts; sisters-in-law Shirley Wilson and Dianne Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; and son-in-law Kevin Eaton.

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

Memorial donations can be made to the local charity of your choice.

DAKOTA J. BLASCHKE

WINSLOW – Dakota “Cody” Blaschke, 24, passed away at his home, in Winslow, on Monday, September 4, 2017. Cody was born in Waterville on June 24, 1993, the son of Frederick “Rick” Blaschke and Arlene (Marsh) Blaschke. Cody was educated in the Vassalboro Community School and Waterville Senior High School, graduating from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 2011.

He worked at an organic farm in China and for the past two years as an associate at Walmart, in Waterville. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, spending time with his family and friends, and helping his brother Sage work on his house.

Cody recently adopted a rescue dog from Puerto Rico through the Humane Society Waterville Area. He had just discovered that “Rico” understands commands in Spanish better than in English.

He will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his kind soul and his infamous dread locks.

He was predeceased by his grandparents Frederick M. and Evelyn Blaschke, and Edmund and Kathren Marsh.

Cody is survived by his parents Rick and Ruth Blaschke, of Clinton, Arlene Blaschke and John Ganzen, of Vassalboro; siblings Amanda Blaschke and Sage Blaschke (his best friend), both of Winslow; Billie Jo Moore, her husband John and their children Dylan, Lyllian and Samuel, of Clinton; Jeremy Hardy and his wife Hali and their children Gerald and Charles, of Newport; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday September 17, 2017, at Daystar Chapel, 574 Lakewood Road (Rte. 201), Madison.

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

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

BONNIE MATHIEU

OAKLAND – Bonnie Mathieu, 79, died peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Waterville. When she took her last breath she was being held lovingly by her husband Armand Mathieu of 59 years, her daughters Julie Mathieu and Linda Nelson, and their husbands Wayne Allen and Greg Nelson, respectively. Stubborn until the end, she held onto life until her son Michael Mathieu and his wife Beth Erlander were able to visit from Colorado. Michael lives with quadriplegia and it was the first time he had been on an airplane since his injury five years ago.

Bonnie was born in Edison (formally Raritan Township), New Jersey, on May 16, 1938, to Adam and Elizabeth Beyer. She attended Perth Amboy High School, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Soon after high school, she was introduced to Armand and they quickly fell in love and were married on July 12, 1958.

She quickly leapt into motherhood and by 1964 she had three beautiful children: Julie, Linda and Michael. Much of her energy and passion went into being an excellent wife, mother, homemaker and also a caretaker for her mother Elizabeth. She had a special knack for making birthday parties fun with special cakes and games, making awesome outfits for Halloween and other occasions, preparing fabulous food around the holidays and other gatherings, and finding four leaf clovers.

She was a rock in the family. She was always there. She had a big heart. She knew how to listen. She took care of bumps and bruises and cuts and fixed clothing and disseminated special clippings from the newspapers and news of all the extended family. For ten years she satisfied some of her love of plants by working seasonally at Longfellow’s Greenhouses, in Manchester. Later, she worked part-time for Armand’s business Maine Business Solutions, in Oakland. She was a long time active member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, in Waterville.

Some of her special interests included, cooking, reading, sewing, gardening, painting, making pesto, birds, music, crossword puzzles, and crafts. She had a great sense of humor, and was quiet, gentle, compassionate. She was courageous to the highest order, surviving five bouts of cancer over 25 years!

She is survived by her husband and children and her one grandchild, Ryan Copeland and his partner Ella; brother Allan Beyer and his wife Barbara and their three children Kathy DelGiorno, Ken Beyer, and Chris Beyer; niece Rose Lovecchio and nephew Bruce Mast.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 16, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 36 Cool St., Waterville. A reception will follow in the basement of the church.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael S Mathieu Special Needs Trust, c/o Beth Erlander, 905 Rosewood Ave., Boulder, CO 80304, which directly supports Bonnie’s son Michael, who relies on the generosity of friends and family to support himself as a quadriplegic recovering from a spinal cord injury five years ago.

OTHERS DEPARTED

NONA N. BURK, 86, of Winthrop, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Tedda Henry and husband Rick, and grandson Mitch Henry, all of Augusta.

GLORIA GAYNE, 87, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Locally, she is survived by sons Doug Gayne, of Augusta, and Scott Gayne and wife Terri, of Winslow; and a cousin, Faylene Holt, of Fairfield.

RICHARD J. DUPLESSIS, 93, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Medical and Regional Offices, at Togus, following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by sisters Rita Valliere, of Augusta, and Christine Gay and husband Harvard, of Vassalboro; grandsons, Michael Bumford, of Windsor, Scott Bumford and wife Kim, of Oakland, and Jonathan Bumfored and fiancée Jen, of Augusta.

WALTER SCOTT TRAVIS, 54, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at his home following complications from diabetes. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Harriet McConnell, of South China, a brother, Joseph Travis III, of Palermo, and a sister, Cynthia Markham and husband Gary, of Farmingdale. He was predeceased by his father Joseph Travis Jr., of Palermo.

Obituaries, Week of September 7, 2017

DANIEL A. THYNG

DANIEL A. THYNG

DANIEL A. THYNG

OAKLAND – Daniel A. Thyng Jr., 51, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville, of a heart attack. He was born on February 8, 1966, in Waterville, the son of Daniel A. Thyng Sr. and Lillian (Gilbert) (Thyng) Tracy.

He attended Oakland schools and worked as a mechanic and truck driver. He was a member of the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed NASCAR and spending time at the lake with friends.

Dan is survived by four children, Rachel Thyng and partner Walter Argraves, of Skowhegan, Ashley Shute, of Belfast, Daniel Thyng III, of Sidney, Chelsea Thyng and partner Justin Fowles, of Owls Head; mother Lillian Tracy, of Oakland; brother, Rick Thyng of North Belgrade; two sisters, Vanessa McFadden and husband Kevin, of Sidney, and Valerie Stephenson and fiancé Bill Maheu, of Fairfield; five grandchildren, April, Brayden, Paradise and Isabelle Shute, and Kyle Argraves; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents, brother John Tracy Jr.; and infant granddaughter, Autumn Shute.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, 81 Main St., Fairfield, ME 04937.

BRIAN G. AYER

SOUTH CHINA – Brian G. Ayer, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born February 14, 1944, in Waterville, the son of Charles D. and Martha (Greenleaf) Ayer.

He graduated from Hampden Academy in 1962, then continued his education at Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, graduating in 1966. He was a member of the Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association for 34 years and Pacific Coast District #1 (PCD). Brian was employed by Lykes Brothers, American President Lines, Moore McCormick, Prudential Grace, Farrell Lines, United States Lines, and Sea Land CSX. He enjoyed Corvettes, boating, fishing, gardening, home defense (maintenance projects), traveling, coastal traveling, eating out, and collecting tools.

Brian is survived by his wife, Iola L. (Bickford) Ayer, of South China; two daughters, Alexandra Pierce and husband Alan, of Stratford, Connecticut, Laurie Poirier and husband Tim, of Winslow; three sons, Randy Pottle and wife Gail, of Palermo, Micheal Ryan and wife Heather, of Palermo, Brian Aimsler and husband Diamon, of Palm Springs, California; grandchildren, Nathan, Stella, and Lucas Pierce of Stratford, Connecticut, Tyler and Mason Poirier of Winslow, Jamie and Guin Pottle, of Vassalboro, Lindsey Pottle, of Palermo, Colton Ryan, of Palermo; great grandchildren, Trenton Poirier, of Winslow, and Ava Nugent, of Palermo.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the China Lake Association, PO Box 6215, China, Maine 04926.

DEANE M. NASON

WINSLOW – Deane M. Nason, 74, of Winslow, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at his home following a brief illness. Deane was born on June 23, 1943, in Bangor, to Deane F. and Sarepta Nason.

After graduating from Hampden Academy in 1961, he enlisted in the United States Navy, in which he proudly served on active duty for two years and in the reserves for 20 years.

In 1971, he began a more than 40-year career in the real estate business. In 1975, he founded Nason Realty, which is now known as Century 21 Nason Realty. He valued all the relationships he developed in the real estate business, and he particularly enjoyed helping first-time home buyers. During his career, he was actively involved in state and national realtor organizations, which included service as president of the Kennebec Valley Chapter of the Maine Realtors Association and recognition in 2011 by the National Association of Realtors as Realtor Emeritus.

Community service was also important to Deane. He generously contributed to many school and youth activities. He was also an active member of Jaycees, served as an officer of the Winslow youth football program, and served on the board of directors of the Kennebec Sewerage District.

While his business and community were important to Deane, he cherished his family more than anything. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, and most recently, great-grandfather. He found his role as “Papa or Pup,” as he was affectionately called by family members upon the birth of his first grandchild more than 28 years ago, to be among the most rewarding aspects of his life.

Deane is survived by Cheryle (Rice), his wife of nearly 56 years; his daughter, Wendy Nivison, and her husband, John, of Winslow, and their children, Lauren and Jack; his son Deane, and his wife, Lisa, of Norwich, Connecticut, and their children, Jessica and Joel; his daughter, Margaret, of Newton, Massachusetts, and her children Griffin (and his wife, Joslyn, and their son, Whyatt) and Ben; his sister, Brenda Young; his brother, Brian Nason, and his wife Carol; his sisters-in-law, Pam Rogers and Genie Hammond; many special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Deane’s life will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 11:30 a.m., in the Parker-Reed room of the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, on the campus of Colby College, in Waterville.

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

BARRY L. CRABBE

BARRY L. CRABBE

BARRY L. CRABBE

BENTON – Barry L. Crabbe, 64, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Barry was born on January 30, 1953, in Waterville, the son of Basil and Darlene (Nichols) Crabbe.

He attended Mt. View schools and graduated in 1971. Barry worked in the woods after high school for several years before going to Crow Rope, in Winslow, where he worked for 15 years. He then worked for SnoPro Trailers for eight years until they closed.

Most recently, he worked at Educare, in Waterville, for six years, where he enjoyed interacting with the children, and the children loved their “Mr. Barry.” Barry was also very fond of the teachers he was able to get to know well.

Barry enjoyed his four-wheeling trips he went on with the love of his life, Wendy. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR in his favorite recliner and had started to enjoy watching football.

Barry loved having his grandsons over to play with them and listen to their crazy stories which always made him laugh.

He was very proud of his daughter, Melissa, and loved to tease her constantly, as she did him.

Barry was an amazing man who greatly impacted the lives of those around him. He will be missed by many.

Barry was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Sue Ripley; and brothers-in law, Wayne Ripley and Ted Leighton.

Barry is survived by his wife and best friend, Wendy; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Adam Bonnell; grandsons, Peyton and Elijah; sister, Gay Leighton; father and mother-in-law, Wayne and Betty Paul, whom he thought of as his parents; brother-in-law, Jeff Paul, and his wife Barb; sisters-in law, Kathy Paul, and Penny Ferrigan and husband David, all of whom he thought of as his own family; and many nieces and nephews.

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

PAULINE RICHARDS

ALBION – Pauline Richards, 81, of Albion, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born to Ralph and Julia Richards on April 13, 1936.

Pauline is survived by her children, Beverly Dyer, and partner Herbert Tenney, of Dexter; Randall Raymond, and wife Nellie, of Benton; and Pollyanna Richards, of Cornville.

She enjoyed life, her grandkids, and her animals. Pauline will surely be missed as she is now looking down over us.

Memorial donations may be made to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, 123 Benton Road, Albion, ME 04910.

OTHERS DEPARTED

MICHAEL P. DENIS, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at his home, following a short battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by his wife, Margaret Denis; daughter Melissa Denis, of Waterville; son Michael Denis Jr. and companion Brooke Chapman, of Benton; grandson Steve Denis, of Waterville; sisters Debbie Trepanier, of Winslow, and Susan Coates and husband Ed, of Albion.

NANCY A. MALOY, of Windham, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Gosnell Hospice House, in Scarborough. Locally, she is survived by a son, Jim Maloy and wife Vicki, of Vassalboro.

FORMER RESIDENTS

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

MICHELLE M. ST. LAURENT, 29, of Hartland, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Larry Bowler, of Windsor.

RICHARD A. COUTURE, 67, of Wickenburg, Arizona, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 19, 1949, in Waterville, the son of Kenneth Couture and Marie Rose (Tardiff) Couture. He was educated in the Waterville school system.

DALE PRESCOTT, 75, of Chelsea, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Wetbrook on August 28, 1941, the son of the late Thornton and Edna (Hebert) Prescott. He was a graduate of Waterville High School. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Dana Prescott, of Waterville. He was predeceased by two brothers, Darrell Prescott, and David Prescott, both from the Waterville area.

RUSSELL M. SQUIRE JR., 83, of Stratham, New Hampshire, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, following a long battle with a form of dementia. He was born on July 17, 1933, in Waterville, the son of Russell M. Squire Sr. and Muriel Thomas Squire. He graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1951 and from Colby College, in Waterville, in 1955. He and his wife moved to Stratham in 1986.

LAWRENCE F. RECORD SR., 90, of Palmetto, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, following a long-time battle with cancer and heart disease. He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China. Locally, he is survived by a son, Lawrence Record Jr. and wife Peggy, of Windsor, and a daughter, Patricia Drake and husband Fred, of Augusta.

WANDA L. ELDRIDGE, 68, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, following a short fight with lung cancer. She was born in East Vassalboro on February 10, 1949, the daughter of the late Archie and Mavice Goodale.

DANIEL I. PRATT, 55, of Belgrade, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his Belgrade home. Daniel graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1979.

ROSE L. DEPINO, of Mobile, Alabama, 55, formerly of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from complications of frontotempral degeneration. She was born in Waterville on October 10, 1961, a twin daughter of Virginia (Austin) and Harvey Clark. She grew up in Albion and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 1980.

LOUISE C. FREWIN, 83, of Hampton, New Hampshire, and formerly of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. She was raised in Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1951.

Obituaries, Week of August 31, 2017

HERBERT W. (SAM) BIRCH

COOPERS MILLS – Herbert William “Sam” Birch, 84, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Coopers Mills, following a long illness. Sam was born on December 11, 1932, in New Rochelle, New York, to Oscar LaMarr and Mary Ann Gertrude Smith Birch.

He graduated from University of Maine at Orono in 1955 with a degree in poultry husbandry. He proudly served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and elsewhere. He met his future wife, the former Mary Strickland, on a blind date and married her on June 29, 1957, at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, in Augusta.

He began his teaching career in 1958. Over the years, he taught science at Winslow Junior High, Hodgkins Junior High, and Cony High School, in Augusta. He retired as chairman of the science department in 1991.

Sam was an accomplished gardener and won many blue ribbons for his vegetables and over 300 varieties of dry beans entered at the Union Fair, Windsor Fair, and Common Ground Country Fair. He gave lectures at the Common Ground Country Fair about growing dry beans. He was a member of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and earned the title of master gardener. He also served on the board of directors for The Town Line newspaper.

He was a generous, witty, and dedicated individual who loved serving others. He was an active and dedicated member of the Whitefield Lions Club, Senior Spectrum board chairman and member, a founding board member of the Sheepscot Valley Health Center, member of the American Cancer society, Relay for Life, and MOFGA, among many other organizations. He helped start the ADAPT, an alcohol and drug prevention team, at Cony High School. He was a second-generation lifelong Scouter. Sam enjoyed hosting the Boy Scout troop from Mamaroneck, New York, each summer. He was a proud member of the “Old Boys Club” and enjoyed getting together to relive the old days of teaching with other retired teachers from Cony high school.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Birch; and his son, David Birch.

He is survived by his daughter Nancy Birch, of Augusta, son Peter Birch and wife Carol, of Windsor, and son Andrew Birch, of Augusta; his grandchildren, Jason Libby and wife Betsy, of New Gloucester, Maine, Melissa Birch, of Quincy, Massachusetts, Samuel Birch and Matthew Birch, of Windsor; and two great-grandsons, Carter and Jackson Libby, both of New Gloucester.

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

GEORGE W. STUDLEY

CHINA – George W. Studley, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 18, 2017. He was born on July 12, 1944, the son of George and Winola Studley.

George, also known as Ty, grew up on the Studley Farm, in Palermo. He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1963, and Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in 1965 with a degree in carpentry. He received an honorary discharge from the Maine National Guard, Bangor.

George married his high school sweetheart, the former Bonnie Bumps, in 1965, and they built their home in China. He worked for 27 years at Architectural Woodcraft, in Vassalboro, which later became Duratherm Windows where he became the plant supervisor. Being a multi-talented person with carpentry skills and a Jack-of-all trades, he became the community handyman.

He was an active member of the China Village Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, 37 years as the chief.

George, Ty, Dad, Geo, Beeps, Chief…was a man of few words, yet you always knew how he felt. He was hardworking, thoughtful, kind and always there for his family and friends, with his dog by his side.

He had many interests. Most important was spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending their athletic events and taking them hunting and fishing. Each summer and winter the family took fishing trips to the Allagash.

He raised white-faced Herefords, made maple syrup, cut firewood and was fascinated with digital technology. George enjoyed early mornings having coffee and visiting with friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years; their daughter, Wendy, and husband Tracy Bonsant, of Windsor; son, Robert, of Palermo; grandchildren, Courtney Bonsant and her partner Damien Belanger, of China; Noah Bonsant, of Windsor; and Brady Studley, of Palermo; sister Sue and husband Harold Charles, of China; and several cousins and close friends.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., in Belfast.

Memorial donations may be made to the China Village Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 6035, China Village, ME 04926.

GEORGE HORAK

PALERMO – George Horak, 62, of Palermo, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Togus VA Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1955, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Anton and Pauline (Est) Horak.

In his early teens, he moved to Maine with his family. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

George was predeceased by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Pauline; his wife of 36 years, Gail; his children, Daryl Horak, Lisa Robinson and friend Todd, Mary Golden and husband Justin, and Linda Favreau and husband Andrew; his siblings, Michael Horak, Anton Horak, Lydia LeClair, and James Horak; several grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at George’s residence.

Memories and condolences may be shared at: www.ripostafh.com.

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

RAYMOND E. CULVER, M.D.

WATERVILLE – Raymond E. Culver, M.D., 89, passed away on Tuesday August 22, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1927, in Jackson, Michigan, the son of Ophelia (Kohls) and Guy Culver.

He grew up in Stockbridge, Michigan, and graduated from Hill School, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1956 with an M.D. in internal medicine. In 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. After a parachuting injury he was reassigned to West Point where he was physician to the Cadets. He was discharged a captain and always remembered his time of service as a highlight in his life.

In the early ‘60s, he came to Waterville’s Thayer Hospital and became Maine’s first formally-trained gastroenterologist. A humble and unassuming man he rarely spoke of the honors he received in his specialty over the years. He retired in 2005. He was a member of AA for over 32 years and was not ashamed of being known as one, especially if it meant it could help someone. He personally knew the challenges faced by anyone making an effort and of the courage needed to recover – he knew everyone was redeemable and worthy of forgiveness. Often recognized for his kindness and gentleness and being very approachable he would quickly say, “I’m just another Bozo on the bus.” It was in his service to others that he was being true to himself.

A lifelong learner, Ray was an avid reader of mostly biographies and history. He was a classical pianist who enjoyed hunting and fishing; as well as tennis and sailing; throw in his love of cribbage and life was good. Simply put: he was the consummate officer and gentleman.

Ray is survived by his wife of 15 years Jean Culver; his sons, Christopher Culver and his wife Catherine, Jonathan Culver and their mother Suzanne Culver, his stepchildren, Lori Ward and her husband Capt. Ronald Ward, Doris Vermette and her husband David, Shawn Newton and his wife LeeAnne; his 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Ray was predeceased by his twin sister Ruth, his brother Guy, his stepdaughter Natalie; and his beloved mother-in-law Doris Bemis.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Travis Mill Foundation, 89 Water St., Hallowell ME 04347.

PAUL DUPLESSIE

VASSALBORO – Paul E. Duplessie, 81, of Vassalboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in Vassalboro. He was born in East Vassalboro on May 17, 1936, the son of Christine (Patenaude) and Emile Duplessie.

He graduated from Winslow High where he was active in the school band and became a lifelong supporter of Winslow football.

Paul proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He went on to study electrical installation in Illinois and became a nationally-qualified electrician. He returned to Maine and for the next 38 years was an electrician for Scott Paper Co. and then Kimberly-Clark.

Over the years Paul was an organist at St. Bridget’s Church, was a photographer for the Vassalboro community calendar, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, in Waterville, a life member of Vassalboro Historical Society and Vassalboro Public Library. He faithfully enjoyed lunch at The Villager Restaurant, in Waterville, “where everybody knows your name.”

A highlight for Paul was a month long cross country trip he and Myrna took shortly after his retirement. They crossed over the northern states and returned the mid-states. Paul was a well-read man, with a wide range of interests – you name it – but cars were about as close to a passion as anything.

Paul is survived by his wife of 27 years, Myrna (McLean) Duplessie; his daughter Cindy Davis, his son Steven Duplessie and his wife Laurie, his daughter Pat Manning and her husband Bill, his stepchildren, Bob Beideman, Karen Beideman, Jeff Beideman and his wife Illyona; his eight grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; his two brothers, Thomas Duplessie, of Belfast, and Don Duplessie and his wife Rita, of Portland, Oregon; his favorite in-laws, John McLean, Everett McLean and his wife Marie, Neil McLean, Deanna Malloy and her husband Pat; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law Jim Davis and his sister-in-law Celeste McLean.

There will be a committal service with Marine Corps Honors at 11 a.m., on Saturday Septembere 2, in Village Cemetery, Cemetery Street, in Vassalboro. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Paul’s family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vassalboro Historical Society, PO Box 43, East Vassalboro, ME 04935 or Vassalboro Public Library, 930 Bog Road, Vassalboro, ME 04989.

OTHERS DEPARTED

BRUCE H. POOLER, 69, of Rome, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by daughters Tracy L. Knox and husband Craig, of Sidney, Michele L. Martin and husband Steve, of Winslow; brother Rodney B. Pooler, of Waterville; and grandchildren Cody C. Knox, of sidney, Sydnie Martin and Stephanie Martin, both of Clinton, Trevor Willoughby, of Benton, Justin Martin, Kaylee Willoughby, Nathan Martin and Sophie Martin, all of Winslow.

VERDIE E. LEIGHTON, 83, of Burnham, passed awayt on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, he is survived by brothers Fred Leighton and Bobby Shorey, of Unity; sister LeeAnn Vance, of Augusta.

IRENE B. OUELLETTE, 96, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Carol Chick, of Winslow.

DORIS J. BEARCE, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by sons Daniel Bearce and wife Kate, of Windsor, Jeffrey Bearce and wife Joanna, of Waterville, and John Bearce and wife Patricia, of Winslow.

ELSIE LADD, 83, of Freedom, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a son, Ronald Ladd and wife Kathy, of Albion.

ANDRE D. CHABOT, 64, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a son, Todd Chabot and wife Jessica, of Windsor, brother Gaetan Chabot and wife Deborah, of South China, and a sister, Roxane Zibura and huband Francis, of Windsor.

PHILIP A. HUFF JR., 82, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Togus Springs. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Dawn Coons and husband David, of Windsor.

KATHLEEN J, CONWAY, 86, of Waterville, and former English teacher at Waterville High School, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Martha Cobb and husband Bill, and granddaughter, Katie Cobb, all of Fairfield.

GLENWOOD ELLIOTT, 90, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Carol Churchill, of Windsor.

ROBERT F. CREIGHTON, 80, of Etna, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at a Bangor hospital following a long period of failing health. Locally, he is survived by a stepson, Sheldon Lane, and step-grandson, Ryan Lane, both of Benton.

Obituaries, Week of August 24, 2017

WILLIAM H. BICKFORD

CHINA – William (Bill) Howard Bickford, 53, passed away peacefully at home on August 19, 2017. He was born December 14, 1963, in Waterville, the son of Arnold E. and Alice H. (Esancy) Bickford.

He was educated in the schools of China and graduated from Erskine Academy in 1982. On April 18, 1998, he married the former Annette M. Curtis at the China Baptist Church. He was employed for 36 years by RSU #18 as a bus driver in the transportation department. He also owned and operated B&P Garage. Bill served on the South China and Weeks Mills Volunteer Fire Department.

Bill had the biggest heart and he always did the impossible. His family was his life. He enjoyed camping, watching cartoons, and loved his kids more than anything in the world.

Bill is survived by his wife of 19 years, Annette M. Bickford, of China; eldest son, Mike F. Davis Jr., eldest daughter, Jasmine K. Bickford, youngest son, Joshua W. Bickford, and his baby girl, Jayda A. Bickford, all of China; and two brothers, Arnold Bickford II, of Waterville, and Donald Bickford, of Albion.

Bill was predeceased by his parents and one sister.

He will be greatly missed by his nephews, Arnie Bickford and Tyler McCray; nieces, Faythe Bickford, Jessica Bickford, Abby Bickford, and Alexis Bickford, as well as, brother and sisters-in-law.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the China Conference Center, Neck Road, China with the Rev. Ronald E. Morrell officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Bob Smilie Pancreatic Cancer Memorial Fund, 305 Mason Road, Shapleigh, ME 04076.

MARY L. PAGE

BENTON––Mary Lee Page, 82, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville. She was born on March 27, 1935, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of the late Ralph and Eva Seeley.

Mary attended schools in Fort Fairfield and moved to Benton in the sixth grade. She attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, later earning her GED after having her three children, and then she attended Thomas College where she made the dean’s list. She then began her career in banking at Fleet Bank (formerly Federal Trust), in Waterville, where she worked for 30 years. She retired in 2001 from Kennebec Savings Bank, in Waterville.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, She was always taking care of others and would save every penny she had in order to help those she loved. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family and supporting any and all of their endeavors. Some of her favorite pastime activities were cooking and baking. In addition, Mary loved to go to lawn sales on the weekends, watch Lawrence High School basketball, attend all of her grandchildren’s sporting events, garden, sew, and cross-country ski.

In the summertime, Mary and her husband, Mac, frequented their cottage in Northport where she enjoyed walking along the shore collecting sea glass, watching boats pass by, and eating lobster. Mary treasured spending time with her grandchildren. They enjoyed having sleepovers at her home, which normally involved playing cards or Chinese checkers, eating ice cream, and waking up to her specialty breakfast of French toast or pancakes with her delicious homemade syrup.

Mary was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Malcolm Page; her sisters Katherine Seeley and Hilda Seeley Clifford; brother-in-law Alan Page; and sister-in-law Lois Page Stevens.

Mary is survived by son Michael Dickey, of Burnham, daughter Nancy Bickford, of North Anson, son-in-law Glenn Bickford, of Benton, daughter Ellen and husband Steve Blodgett, of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Courtney Meuth, Ashley Jackson, Rachel Bickford, Amanda Violette, Holly Blodgett, Matthew Blodgett, Mary Ellen Blodgett and Chelsea Sosiak; six great-grandchildren, Elodie and Finley Jackson, Aden and Landon Violette, and Olivia and Savannah Meuth; brother Roland Seeley and wife Hilda; sister-in-law Anita Gagnon and brother-in-law Horace Stevens; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville ME 04901 or Benton Falls Congregational Church, 79 Benton Falls Rd., Benton ME 04901,

ERNEST W. MASH JR.

JEFFERSON––Ernest W. Mash Jr., 73, of Jefferson, passed away at his home Saturday, July 29, 2017, following a long illness. He was born December 23, 1943, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Ernest Sr. and Norma (Sizemore) Mash.

Known as “All Tourney Ernie” for his great abilities as a third baseman on the baseball field and for playing pool, he won numerous trophies in both. He was also fondly referred to as”Ernie Cakes” by all the Little League players he coached for many years. He was greatly loved and will be missed by many.

He is survived by wife, Becky Waltz Mash; son, Robert and wife Julie, and their sons, Steven, Dylan and Jason; daughter, Sherrie Kropp, and her son Ryan Mash and wife Jamie; son, Michael and his daughter Nevada; son, Raymond Mash; half-sister, Carla and husband Pete Buss; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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

MARY M. DYER

FAIRFIELD – Mary Madeline (Deanie) Dyer, 86, of Fairfield, passed away at
her home, Wednesday on August 9, 2017. Deanie was born on February 25, 1931, in Fairfield, daughter of Robert and Mary Tobey. She married Frederick J. Dyer, on July 10, 1948. She worked at Keyes Fibre Co. (now Huhtamaki), in Fairfield, for 35 years, retiring in 1992.

Deanie loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cross country skiing, gardening, reading, restoring furniture, and her cats. Her only vice.. Chocolate. She developed a love for the ocean; while attending schools and living on Peak’s Island and Old Orchard Beach for a short
time in her youth during World War II, then finishing her education at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Fred; children, Jane Moffitt and husband Edward, of Stockton Springs, Robert Dyerand wife Suzanne, of Benton, Nancy Simpson and husband Robert, Peter Dyer and Ronald Dyer, all of Fairfield; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two nieces, a grand-nephew and one grand-niece.

She was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Houghton.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 2 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water Street, Fairfield.

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

MARK E. PILSBURY

PALERMO––Mark E. Pilsbury, 67, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the Gosnell Hospice House, in Scarborough, following a brief, yet courageous, battle with leukemia. Mark was born in Augusta, on September 2, 1949, the son of the late Ralph K. and Frances F. (Farrell) Pilsbury.

He grew up in Palermo and graduated from Erskine Academy, class of 1969. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Turkey, Colorado, and Las Vegas, Nevada, during his four-year service.

In June 1972, Mark married Gail Hathorne, of Gardiner and they had two children.

A lifelong communicant of St. Michael Parish, Augusta, Mark worked for the state of Maine, WalMart in Augusta, and Togus, among other places.

Mark was an avid hunter in his younger years, and had bragging rights as a member of the “Biggest Bucks in Maine” club. He also loved to fish on Branch Pond, Sheepscot Lake, and other secret fishing holes he would never divulge. Mark was very proud to be sober for over 30 years. Despite facing several challenges during his life, Mark always had a positive attitude and a unique way of looking at life, even facing his disease with a practical outlook and a sense of humor during his final days.

Mark was predeceased by his parents; and his daughter, Rebecca Pilsbury, of Humansville, Missouri.

He is survived by his son, Christopher Pilsbury, of Augusta; a sister, Jane Hussey and husband W. Carr Hussey, of Vassalboro; four brothers: Ralph Pilsbury and wife Susan, of Damariscotta, and Land O Lakes, Florida. Peter Pilsbury and wife Natalie, of Turner, Joseph Pilsbury and companion Patsy Glidden, of South China, and Thomas Pilsbury and husband Stan York, of Palermo; two aunts, Sally Pilsbury and Mary Lou Pilsbury, both of Augusta; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mark’s disease required constant blood transfusions, and the family encourages friends and relatives to donate blood if and when they can in order to help others in need.

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

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

JEFFERY A. CARTER

WATERVILLE––Jeffery Alan Carter, 54, of Winslow, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, following a long illness. He was born in Spokane, Washington, on March 19, 1963, the youngest son of Anna (Berg) and Roland Carter.

He was an experienced drywall installer. He had a love for camping, spending time with his friends and his family. He truly enjoyed life, living it fast and well.

Jeff is survived by his parents of Winslow; two sons: Jerret, of Waterville, and Ryan, of Lebanon; two brothers, Joseph, of Fairfield and John, of Macon, Georgia; and his sister, Jennifer, of Virginia.

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

MARY M. DYER

FAIRFIELD––Mary Madeline (Deanie) Dyer, 86, of Fairfield, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Deanie was born on February 25, 1931, in Fairfield, daughter of Robert and Mary Tobey.

She married Frederick J. Dyer, on July 10, 1948. She worked at Keyes Fibre Co., in Fairfield, for 35 years, retiring in 1992.

Deanie loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cross country skiing, gardening, reading, restoring furniture, and her cats.

She developed a loved for the ocean while attending schools and living on Peak’s Island and Old Orchard Beach for a short time in her youth during World War II, then finished her education at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield.

She was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Houghton.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Fred; children: Jane, husband Edward Moffitt, of Stockton Springs, son Robert Dyer and wife Susanne, o f Benton; daughter Nancy Simpson and husband Robert, sons, Peter Dyer and Ronald Dyer, all of Fairfield; 12 grandchildren: 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, grandnephew, and grandnieces.

KENNETH E. TOZIER JR.

UNITY––Kenneth “Babe” E. Tozier, jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the VA Togus Springs, in Augusta. Babe was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1930, to Kenneth and Evelyn (McGrath) Tozier, Sr., but spent the majority of his 87 years living in Unity.

His life was filled with family, friends, hard work and laughter. He attended Unity Grammar School and graduated from Unity High School. He served in the US Army from 1948 to 1949 and was called back in 1950 for the Korean War, where he served in the 2nd Division Combat Engineer Battalion until 1951. He was the owner of Tozier Construction Company and Tozier Real Estate Agency. Babe was a founder of Unity College and built the original dormitories and the gymnasium complex. He served three terms in the Maine State Legislature from 1974 to 1980. He was an avid antique car enthusiast. He loved flying and held a private and commercial pilot license. He had perfected the art of lying in the hammock at the family camp.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kay Fernald Tozier, of Unity; daughter Deirdre Nash and husband Daniel, of Auburn, New Hampshire; son Joel Tozier and wife Nancy, of Sidney; daughter Susan Tozier, of Raymond, New Hampshire; four grandchildren; sister Marilyn Tozier Owen and long-time companion Kenneth Phelps, of Largo, Florida; brother Frank Tozier, of Augusta; brother-in-law James Fernald and wife Sally, of Troy, brother-in-law Stephen Fernald and wife Barrie, of Troy; nieces, nephews and their families.

Memorial donations may be made to Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity ME 04988, or www.unity.edu where a scholarship fund will be set up in Babe’s honor.

RETA E. DUPLESSIS

VASSALBORO––Reta E. (Weeks) Duplessis passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of William and Lillian (Hatch) Weeks.

She was raised in Gardiner and graduated from Gardiner High School in 1950.

Her family was most important to her and she was the center of their lives. She was loved by many and loved many, always had a story, was witty and made people laugh. She loved animals, growing plants, knitting, ceramics, feeding the birds and doing for other unconditionally.

She was predeceased by the love of her life, Arnold McKechnie; and son, Bruce McKechnie.

She is survived by daughter Laurie McKechnie-Levesque; son-in-law Michael; granddaughters Heather and Kamden and great-granddaughter Jasmine, son and daughter-in-law Ann McKechnie, grandchildren Jason and Elizabeth and her children.

PEARL E. PARENT

WINSLOW­­Pearl E. Parent, 66, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at her home in Winslow. She was born on September 28, 1950, the daughter of the late Elden and Lela (Cayford) Belmain.

She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1969. She owned and operated a daycare out of her home for 25 years and then began cleaning homes for 17 years.

Pearl loved being surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren. Family barbecues, along with camp fires, were her all-time favorites. She like going to lawn sales and attending the local fairs. She enjoyed playing cards, cribbage and beano. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Richard Parent; and siblings, Shirley Small, Glennys Reed and Eugene Belmain.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Parent and companion Tony Powell, of Oakland; her grandchildren, Ryan Logan and Mackenzie Logan, both of Oakland; siblings, Sheldon Belmain and wife Carolyn, of Rhode Island; Harold Belmain and husband Raymond Laurie, of Florida; Judith Carver and husband Norman, of Lincolnville, and Elizabeth Allen, of Winslow; special nephew, who was like a son, Mark Allen and his companion Tasha Litchfield and their two daughters, Lexie and Kayliana, of Vassalboro; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

To leave a message of kindness for the family, visit www.shoreynichols.com.

DOROTHY MEANS

WINSLOW––Dorothy Means, 82, died on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph, in Waterville. Dot was born December 3, 1934, in St. George, the daughter of Alfred and Frances (Berry) Rawley.

Dot grew up in St. George and the mid-coast area. She attended Thomaston School and later in life obtained her GED, of which she was very proud.

Dot met Charlie Means, Jr. at a church service in 1951 and they were married on December 15, 1951. Dot and Charlie moved to Waterville that same year.

They later welcomed their daughter Cheryl and son Charlie III into the world. In the spring of 1960, Dot and Charlie moved to Winslow, where they celebrated 65 years of marriage. Throughout the years she worked at Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and several department stores.

Dot was an active member of Getchell Street Baptist Church for over 65 years. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, leading Pioneer Girls, attending several Bible study groups, and attending church on a regular basis. She and Charlie also enjoyed camping and they were able to visit every state and also visited Canada. Dot loved getting her family together and cooking for them, including brothers, sisters, and inlaws.

Dot was predeceased by her parents; her sister Virginia Coffin and her husband Joseph; brothers Alfred Rawley Jr., Raymond Rawley, Ivan Rawley and wife Sharon; sister-in-law Connie Rawley; brother-in-law Richard Ralph; and niece Beverly Moody.

Dot is survived by her husband Charlie Jr.; daughter Cheryl McInnis and husband Dana; Charlie Means III and wife Tina; grandchildren Craig McInnis and wife Jennifer; Christopher McInnis and wife Rachel; CariAnn Means; four great-grandchildren; stepmother Dorothy Sears; sister Florence Ralph; brothers Richard Rawley and David Rawley and his wife Marie; sister-in-law Viola Rawley; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Getchell Street Baptist Church to help the Operation Christmas Child fund.

PARKER W. SMITH

WINSLOW––Parker Wilbur Smith, 91, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at his home. He was born in Winslow on February 5, 1926, the son of Jacob B. and Marion Mae (Hersom) Smith.

Parker graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1943.

Parker grew up on the family farm, and worked there his entire life. He was a lifetime member of the Carpenters & Joiners Union and also the Millwright Union.

He was an active member of many civic and agricultural groups. He was a longtime member of the Winslow Congregational Church and a lifetime member of the Masons. Parker was a master gardener and worked in his gardens and orchards up until the time of his death.

Parker was predeceased by his first wife, Ramona Tobey Smith.

Surviving is his wife, Esther Mae (Sanderson) Smith, of Winslow; sons, James Dunbar, of Winslow, and Jed Smith, of Washington, DC; daughters, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Harkness, of Hewitt, New Jersey, Priscilla Toth, of Front Royal, Virginia, and Patti Smith, of Hoboken, New Jersey; stepchildren, Douglas and Robert Young, of Greenville, and Susan Dunlap, of Saranac Lake, New York; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow ME 05901.

Obituaries, Week of August 17, 2017

JACQUELINE M. WOODWARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

KENNETH F. CLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

JEANNETTE E. EASTMAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEVEN E. ANTHONY

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

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

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

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

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

EDWARD P. NOEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MILTON L. PENDEXTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JACKIE E. MOOREHEAD JR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROSS A. HODSDON

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOROTHY DUNLAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORMER RESIDENTS

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

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

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