Obituaries, Week of May 31, 2018

RONALD T. GILBERT

OAKLAND––Ronald Terrence “Terry” Gilbert, 77, of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, following a short illness. He was born in Waterville, April 20, 1941, son of Ronald W. and Thena Sullivan Gilbert.

In his formative years Terry studied music with the renowned Lila (Ma) Atherton. Upon graduating from Williams High School, in Oakland, he studied and was certified as an airline steward. With the love of music still in his heart he entered the Northern Conservatory of Music and graduated with a degree in music education. He also did graduate study in England.

He taught public school music for many years in Hudson, New York, where he had a renowned boys choir. Returning home, he taught music in Fairfield, along with maintaining Musical Trends, where he offered private music lessons in piano, voice, woodwind and brass instruments. His private students presented outstanding recitals each spring at many different venues.

He also worked for a number of years in the mental health field. His loving companions at different times throughout his life were his Chihuahuas.

He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Catherine Bacon and husband, Otis; and two brothers-in-law.

He is survived by three sisters, Beverly Baird Cauley, of Ocala, Florida, Natalie Vogler, of Ocala, Florida, and Sherry Gilbert, of Oakland; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

JOHN POPLASKI III

OAKLAND––John Poplaski III, 52, of Oakland, passed away at his home following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. John, the son of John Poplaski Jr. and Eugenie “Jean” (Quint) Poplaski, was born February 25, 1966, in Waterville.

John grew up in Fairfield and attended Fairfield schools from 1972–1984. John worked from a very early age in the restaurant industry doing whatever he could to learn about cooking and was a self-taught chef. He was employed by area restaurants over the years such as Chinatown, Governor’s, Steve’s, The Lobster Trap, and most recently, the former John Martin’s Manor Restaurant, Waterville, where he was executive chef. He left The Manor in 2006 after injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident, which prevented him from continuing his career.

He had a great love of many things, cooking, fast cars (he loved his GT Mustangs), his favorite NFL team the Denver Broncos and the Boston Celtics, golfing, rock and roll music, spending time with his family and close friends, barbecuing, his animals and the simple things in life.

John was a very kind, compassionate man. John had quite the sense of humor and knew exactly how to make people laugh. His sense of humor was infectious and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

John was married to Annmarie Cole in August 2002, and even though the marriage ended in divorce in 2009, they remained close friends. For John, his pets were his children.

John was predeceased by his parents, John Poplaski, Jr. and Eugenie “Jean” (Quint) Poplaski.

John is survived by his five siblings: his brother Stephen Poplaski and wife Judy, of Winterport, his sisters Pamela Barker, of Waterville, Bonnie Poplaski and Bruce Harmon, of Benton, Anne Corey and husband David, of China, and Kelley Poplaski and partner Dick Ware, of Oakland; 17 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; aunt, Estelle Verzoni-Barnes and husband Lou, of Waterville, Ann Theriault, of Liberty, and an uncle Gene Quint and wife Teri, of Hawaii.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 4, at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, 81 Main St., Fairfield, with the Rev. Eric. M. Larsen officiating. There will be a time of fellowship at the church directly following.

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

Donations may be made in John’s name to the following organizations: Bob Smilie Pancreatic Cancer Memorial Fund, c/o Linda Smilie, 305 Nason Rd., Shapleigh ME 04076 or Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville ME 04901.

FRANCES G. WILSON

SOUTH CHINA — Frances Gelo Wilson, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Glenridge Comfort Care Unit, in Augusta. Born and raised in Searsmont, the daughter of Clarence and Alice (White) Gelo, she was a 1949 graduate from Appleton High School.

She was first married to Frank Wilson September 12, 1953. Together they raised two children and later in life they legally adopted two more children. While married to Frank, she was an active member of Kora Karts Women’s Auxillary. She worked for a short period of time waitressing at the Worster House, in Hallowell. Following that she began working for Wadleighs Oil Co. and after 40 years of service, she retired in 2004. She got re-married to Edwin Geschwendt on July 6, 1991, and together they ran a trucking business. In her early years, she enjoyed riding a motorcycle, snowmobiling and camping up in Moosehead. She had a passion for cooking and looked forward to holiday gatherings and summer cookouts with her family.

She is survived by her partner of 27 years, Edwin Geschwendt; daughters Diane Trueworthy and husband David, of Lewiston, and Sheila (Taul) Ballantyne and husband David Ballantyne, of China, son John Taul, of Augusta; a granddaughter Andrea Dwelle and husband Chris, of Augusta; grandsons, Abram Ashby, and Justin Ashby, both of Winslow, Ian Ashby and wife Joanna, of Hallowell, Shane Wilson and wife Meagan, of Clinton; as well as several great grandchildren; a brother Bruce Gelo and wife Dawn, of Kenduskeag; a sister Carol Robbins and husband Jenness, of Searsmont; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son David Wilson, two brothers Carl Gelo and Raymond Gelo; sisters Elaine Perkins, Nancy Drinkwater, Phyllis Perkins and Priscilla Place.

Per her request there will be no funeral or burial services. There will be a gathering in her remembrance at a later date.

OTHERS DEPARTED

GORDON W. STROUT II, 70, of Bradenton, Florida, on Friday, March 30, 2018. Locally, he is survived siblings, Evelyn Cairnie and husband David, of Clinton, and Dennis West, of Benton Falls; nephew David Cairnie and wife Pamela, of Fairfield, and niece, Peg Paradis and husband Rick, of Fairfield.

CATHERINE M. McKAY, 78, of Chelsea passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter Stacy Jeannotte, of Windsor; two great-grandchildren, Cali Austin and Parker Maxim, both of Windsor.

Obituaries, Week of May 24, 2018

JOYCE M. YORK

WINSLOW – Joyce M. (Caswell) York, 81, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born September 8, 1936, in Mercer, the daughter of Wallace and Beatrice (Rancourt) Caswell.

She was a co-founder of the Water-Oak Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Waterville. She loved rock hunting around the state of Maine. Joyce will be remembered for her loving heart, personality, kindness and selflessness.

For the past 10 years she has lived with her niece, Carrie Collins, in Winslow.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, John Bragg and his partner Carlene; nieces and nephews, Lorrie York and Michele York Tharp, both of California, Gerald (Jerry) York, Gina York Knowles, Michael Bragg, Terry Bragg McPhearson and Cheryl Bragg Csengry, all of Maine, Michael York, Michael Bragg, Scott Bragg, Sandra Caswell Fisher, and Cathy Bragg Hawkins, all of Texas, Donna Delcore, of New Hampshire, Marcia Tanguay, Gloria Frawley, and Brenda Puzzo, all of Massachusetts, Tara Caswell Maxwell, of Kansas; many great-nieces and nephews.

She was the widow of Albert C. York. They shared 49 years of marriage together.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Joyce’s memory to Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

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

BRANDY S. LILLY-BIZIER

WINSLOW – Brandy S. Lilly-Bizier, 37, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born October 8, 1980, the daughter of Mae (Truman) Mayo and James Lilly.

She attended schools in Gardiner, Whitefield, Windsor and Erskine Academy, in South China. She met her future husband while a freshman at Erskine, although she didn’t know it at the time. She graduated from Erskine Academy in 1999 and moved to Florida until her return to Maine in 2001. She held jobs as a waitress, store clerk, pharmacy tech, cashier, eventually caring for the elderly / healthcare.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and living in the great outdoors.

She is survived by her husband Christopher Bizier; her parents, James Lilly and companion Kim Weeks, Rhonda Lilly, and Mae Mayo; grandparents Bill Lilly and companion Ernestine MacMillan; her in-laws, Al and Linda Getchell, and Tom and Hope Shorey; aunts and uncles Richard and Linda Truman, and Myra and Steve Carnival; many siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Arrangements were under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME.

Memorial donations may be made to The Resident’s Activity Fund, Gray BNirch, 37 Gray Bird Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 or The National MS Society of Maine, 74 Gray Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105 or any animal shelter of your choice.

ARLENE D. MEADER

Arlene Meader

OAKLAND – Arlene Davis Meader, 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The daughter of Isaac and Arra Davis, she was born on November 22, 1924, in Solon.

She grew up on a farm with five siblings. In 1941, Arlene graduated with honors from Solon High School, where she was active in sports, drama and public speaking. At a box social, she met Everett Meader. She graduated from Skowhegan Business School and then served as a secretary at W.H. Hinman, Inc.

In 1944, Arlene married Everett, and together they managed the Meader farm. She and Everett led the Youth Group at the Solon Methodist Church, served as co-presidents of the Couples Club, and participated in the Solon Grange. Before leaving Solon, she became the town clerk and treasurer.

In 1965, the family moved to Oakland, where she and Everett became active in the Messalonskee All-Sports Boosters. They were members of the Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church, where she was in charge of the nursery for many years. This is where she became known as “Grammie Meader” to many children. Her greatest enjoyments were watching her sons and grandchildren play sports and attending family gatherings.

After surviving a massive heart attack in 2005, she became known as the “Miracle Woman.” Her loved ones were blessed with 13 additional years with her. During this time, she shared her love and extended her legacy with seven more great-grandchildren.

Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Everett, of 66 years; brothers, Harrison and Richard Davis; and twin-sister, Pauline Davis.

She is survived by her sons: Dick and wife, Betty-Jane, of Waterville, Bob and wife, Pam, of Portland, Bruce and husband, Joe DiLorenzo, of Saco, and Don and wife, Melissa, of Oakland; grandchildren: Lance and wife, Amy; Daren and fiancée, Jennifer Banks; Lindsay and husband, Brian Ross; Derek and wife, Kara; Suzanne and husband, Aaron Berthiaume; Justin and partner, Katrina Seeley, and Trevor and partner, Adam Courcy; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Heald and Beverly Shaughnessy; brother, Isaac Davis Jr.; family friend, Jim Tolman; and relatives, Norma Gorham and Frances Savage.

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

Memorial donations may be made to:The Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church, 20 West School Street, Oakland, ME 04963.

MERLE N. QUIMBY

ALBION – Merle N. Quimby, 97, formerly of Albion, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born in Unity on September 28, 1920, the daughter of Eugene and Doris (Davis) Nichols.

She graduated from Freedom Academy, class of 1939. Merle married Lawrence Quimby on July 6, 1940 and celebrated 64 years together.

Merle was always an active woma. She helped on the family farm much preferring to be driving a tractor in the hay field than staying in the house. Along with clerking in local stores, Merle was also a rural route mail carrier for a number of years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, making porcelain dolls and basket weaving.

Merle was predeceased by her parents, husband, sister and great-grandson.

She is survived by sons Carroll Quimby and wife Charlene, Reginald Quimby and wife Diane, all of Albion; daughter Nancy Crosbyt and husband Peter, of Augusta; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

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

JAMES B. VANDERVEER

WINSLOW – James “Jim” VanDerveer, 76, passed away following a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer and other medical complications at MaineGeneral Medical Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. He was born September 12, 1941, in Hackensack, New Jersey, the son of James Joseph VanDerveer and Alberta Linscott VanDerveer.

Jim graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1959 and from there went to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1962. He later attended classes at Thomas Collage, in Waterville.

On September 7, 1968, he married the former Nancy Fortin. Together they made their home in Winslow with their two children Scott and Holly. Jim worked for Smiley’s Dairy for several years and then Oakhurst Dairy for 30 years. After his retirement he worked part-time for Fortin’s Home Furnishings, in Winslow, in the maintenance department.

Jim loved art classes with Sister Yvonne and had wonderful memories of being a member of the Indian Guides with his son Scott. He was an avid Red Sox fan and made several bus trips with Scott to see games at various ball parks. More than likely if you visited him at home he would be watching CNN.

Jim was a quiet, gentle and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Jim was predeceased by his parents; and grandparents Elna and Bill Clark.

Jim is survived by his wife Nancy, of Winslow; his son Scott, of Winslow; his daughter Holly Anderson and husband James, of Winslow; four granddaughters, Rachel, of Waterville, Lauren, Tori and Kara, of Winslow; great-granddaughter Elainna Linnell, of Waterville; his brother, Carl VanDerveer, of Kingsland, Georgia; his sister Joan Gould, of Littleton, New Hampshire; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Please consider making a donation in Jim’s name to: Spectrum Generations, Muskie Center, 39 Gold Street, Waterville ME 04901.

DIAN DUQUETTE

WINDSOR––Dian (Tremblay) Duquette, 71, of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. She was born in Waterville to Henry and Ileen (Brooks) Tremblay.

She was raised in Windsor, and graduated from Erskine Academy. She attended classes at UMA.

Dian left Windsor for several years, only to return to be with her partner, Carlton Evans Jr. They were together for more than 30 years.

Dian loved to cook. Her lasagna was always a big hit at family gatherings. She enjoyed sewing and making outfits when her children were young.

She was content with life, not wanting for material things.

She was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, John and Michael Tremblay.

She survived by her partner, Carlton Evans Jr.; daughter, Dawnn Hannan and partner, Peter Morse, of Manchester; her son, Dana Duquette, of Delaware; granddaughter Daysha Hannan, of Winthrop, her brother, Donald Tremblay, of Saco; her sisters, Debora Loman, of Augusta, and Janet Thompson and husband, Rick, of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.

OTHERS DEPARTED

RUTH E. COMEAU, 71, of Litchfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, following a long struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Locally, she is survived by two brothers, China Town Manager Daniel L’Heureux and wife June, and William L’Heureux and wife Wanda, all of Waterville.

BEVERLY C. SCATES PARKER, 83, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Locally, she is survived by children Twila Damon and husband Crosby, of Windsor, Elizabeth Campbell and husband John, of Chelsea, and Great Parker and wife Jerrie, of Albion; and sister Carolyn Haskell and husband Eugene, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of South China.

HERBERT A. HASKELL, 87, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, May12, 2018, at his home. Locally, he surrived by two sisters, Floria J. Datsis and husband John, and Thelma Martin, all of Winslow.

AREA NOTABLE

HAROLD JOSEPH, 95, of Fairfield, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. His father, Abraham Joseph founded Joseph’s Clothing and Sporting Goods, in Fairfield in 1922. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School , in Fairfield, and Colby College, in Waterville, a member of the first class to graduate on Mayflower Hill. He had a founding role in the Fairfield Police Athletic League. He and his wife Naj, and daughter and son-in-law Paula and Jon Eustis, ran Joseph’s Clothing and Sporting Goods, in Fairfield, for over 70 years.

Obituaries, Week of May 17, 2018

LILLIAN MCGLASHING JOHANNES

FAIRFIELD – Lillian McGlash­ing Johannes passed away on April 13, 2018, at Gray Birch, in Augusta. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Frank and Christine (Lundquist) McGlashing.

As a young girl, she waitressed at the old Belgrade Hotel, and shared many comical stories of her young life. She worked at Squires Meat, M.M. Madys, and Necco Candy, in Massachusetts. She eventually returned to Maine.

Lillian had a very long and productive life. She loved spending time with her sisters, shopping, eating out, and playing cards. She made many afghans throughout the years.

She was very proud of having the legs of a dancer. Lillian had no children of her own, but she was a foster mother for several years. She was a member of Eastern Star Fireside Chapter #103 in Clinton.

Lillian was predeceased by her brothers: Roy (Madeline), Elwood (Ann), Francis (Viola), Walter (Dotty), and John (Nellie); her sisters: Evelyn Corderlo (Joe) Dorothy Stratton (Wally), and Jennie Stratton (Bill); and many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by three nieces, Gail Wilcox, Tina Stratton and Sheryl Richard, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters and brothers-in-law from her husband’s side.

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

RAYMOND LIBERTY

WINSLOW––Raymond A. Liberty, 79, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on September 19, 1938, the son of Romeo and Doris (Cote) Liberty.

Ray graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1957, where he excelled at football, and remained a Bulldogs fan all of his life.

He started his career working at both the Waterville Morning Sentinel and the U.S. Postal Service. In 1965, he began working for United Parcel Service as a driver, eventually working his way up to division manager of New England, where he retired.

Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and had the ability to build and renovate anything. He loved stained glass, making many beautiful pieces which will be enjoyed for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lucille (Nadeau) Liberty in 2000; he remarried Alice Zebrof, who passed away in 2014; brothers, Romeo Liberty, Richard Liberty, Ronnie Liberty; and his sisters, Gloria Goldberg and Theresa Bolduc.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Jane McIntosh, of China; his son, Steve Liberty, of Belgrade; grandchildren: Benjamin McPherson and his wife, Stephanie; Lauren McPherson; Cameron McIntosh; Ashley Leppe and her husband, Jose; and Jackson Liberty; great-grandchildren: Wesley and Addison McPherson, and Annabella and Anniston Leppe; brother, Robert (Gene) liberty and his wife, Cathy; and many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ray’s name to: The Winslow Firefighters Association, 114 Benton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901, to purchase extraction equipment, or, to: Kennebec Behavioral Health, 67 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901.

LOUISE M. CHARITY

BENTON––Louise M. Charity, 87, a lifelong resident of Benton, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Louise was born on May 3, 1930, the daughter of Ralph and Sadie (Spencer) Crosby.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1948. She married Richard A. (Chic) Charity, Sr., on December 24, 1949; they were married for 54 years, until the time of his death.

Louise enjoyed raising flowers and gardening. She was well known for her icicle and dill pickles, as well as for her preserving and baking. Louise enjoyed cooking with her grandchildren, and welcomed little fingers into her favorite ‘dough bowl.’ She was thoughtful of her neighbors, and would deliver baked goods and casseroles to friends who were ill or in need.

Louise had many other talents as well. She crocheted afghans for family members, made pillows, enjoyed embroidery, sewing, and made her own wreaths. She also loved music, singing, and taught herself to play the guitar. She enjoyed family gatherings that included singalongs, camping, and bonfires. She loved holidays, and made each birthday a special celebration for her children and grandchildren. Chic and Louise enjoyed dancing together on Saturday nights, and were especially well known for their skill in dancing the jitterbug.

Louise retired from J C Penney, in Waterville, where she enjoyed working for many years. She worked previously at a butcher shop, a shoe store, a greenhouse, and in the pickle factory, which had been located along the banks of the Sebasticook River, in Benton. She also worked at West’s Variety, in Benton, and enjoyed seeing the success of her family members, who owned the store. She enjoyed membership at the Benton Falls Congregational Church, working on the church suppers.

Louise was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Sadie Crosby; husband, Richard A. Charity, Sr.; siblings, Delbert Crosby, Leah Maxwell, Nellie Alexander, and Jean Crosby; niece, Cindy (Crosby) Wolfe; and nephew, Gary MacKnight.Surviving are sister, Linda Crosby; her daughters, Cheryl Seamans and husband Steve, of Athens,, Terry Hall and her partner Doug, of Albion, and son Richard Charity, Jr. and wife Jacki, of Benton; grandchildren, Desirae Stowe, Darcee Skidgell, Brandon Hall, Sarah Obare, Hannah Seamans, Ami Newell, and Richard Charity III; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Stowe, Demika Stowe, Ayla Skidgell, Wyatt Skidgell, Lydia Skidgell, Isaak Muse, Maddox Obare, Matteo Rodriguez, Ayden Newell, Brady Newell, Crosby Newell, and Clara Charity; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

For those who wish, donations in her memory can be made to: Benton Falls Congregational Church, 206 Falls Rd., Benton ME 04901.

BONNIE L. DIXON

FAIRFIELD––Bonnie Lynne Dixon, 65, of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, following a brief battle with lung cancer. Bonnie was born on February 26, 1953, in Fairfield, the daughter of Albert Ole Dixon and Marion (Ames) Bailey.

Bonnie graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1971. Following graduation, Bonnie worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, until the closing in 1997. Bonnie had many co-conspirators at Scott Paper, many of whom came to visit her during her brief illness.

After the closing of the mill, Bonnie went to school to be a certified nursing assistant and spent just over 12 years working at the Togus VA Hospital, where she had many accomplices whom she remained close to after her well-deserved and eagerly anticipated retirement in March 2015.

Bonnie was a proud mother and grandmother, who bragged about her family to everyone she knew. She was affectionately known as “Haha” to her three grandchildren, and she loved spoiling them and showering them with gifts.

She loved movies, and enjoyed watching her large collection of movies on her giant outdoor screen with friends and family.

Halloween was her favorite time of the year, and she spent the month enjoying her favorite horror and paranormal movies, and sharing them with her children and grandchildren. Bonnie had a unique sense of humor that made people enjoy every minute they spent with her.

She was predeceased by her father Albert Dixon Sr., and mother, Marion (Ames) Bailey.

Bonnie is survived by her two daughters, Nikkia Finnemore and husband, Matthew, of Fairfield, and Krystal Dixon, of Salem, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Melissa, Benjamin, and Kristopher Finnemore; sister, Sandra Doyon, of Winslow; brother, Albert Dixon Jr., of Norridgewock.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: The Humane Society of Waterville, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

PRISCILLA M. HATCH

SOUTH CHINA––Priscilla M. Hatch, 92, of South China, formerly of South Jefferson, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at Country Manor Nursing Home, Whitefield, following a long illness. Priscilla was born on July 3, 1926, the daughter of Sewall Waltz and Irene (Robinson) Waltz. She was always proud to say she was the oldest of their 11 children.

She grew up in Damariscotta Mills and attended local schools, graduating from Lincoln Academy class of 1945. On May 17, 1945, she married Richard L. Hatch and moved to the Hatch family farm in Jefferson where they raised their two children Roger and Bonnie.

Priscilla worked for Senters Department Store and other various brief part time jobs in the community but was most proud to say she was the first clerk hired by R. H. Reny when he opened his first store in Damariscotta. She was a hard worker and spent most of her life at the homestead raising and selling vegetables with her husband and helping raise her grandchildren. Priscilla’s hobbies included flower gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and having most likely the largest collection of skunks in the state.

Priscilla was predeceased by husband Richard; son, Roger A. Hatch; daughter-i-law, Carolyn Hatch; and siblings, Carroll Waltz, Henry Waltz, Aubrey “Hoopie” Waltz, Judy Campbell, and Gloria Phillips.

She is survived by daughter Bonnie Ames and son-in-law William Ames, of Florida and Pemaquid; granddaughters, Jenna Verney and partner Norman Black, of South China, Katrina Hatch Guptill, of Jefferson, Penelope Hatch and partner Josh Donahue, of Somerville; grandson, Richard E. Hatch, of Jefferson; great-grandchildren, Brent Verney, of South China, Kelsey Verney and partner Justin Monroe, of South China, roger Guptill and wife Jessica, of Washburn, Chelsea Guptill, of Jefferson, Nickolas Guptill, of New Harbor, and Joshua Donahue, of Somerville; great-great-grandchildren, Cooper Monroe, Willow Verney, Caleb Guptill, Reid Beaudoin, and Adalayde Rand-Verney; siblings, Robert Waltz, Raymond Waltz, Frank Waltz, Gertrude Pinkham, and Margaret Russell, all of whom live in the local area; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 933 Ridge Road, Windsor.

JOY JONES

FAIRFIELD – On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Joy Jones, 80, passed away. She was born on April 11, 1938, to Val Simpson.

She was raised by her grandmother Eva, in Waterville, and was educated in the Waterville schools.

On September 21 she married Dana Jones. He was as quiet as she was not. This union took their family and friends by surprise.

Joy worked at Scotty’s Pizza, in Waterville, for many years. She also worked in food service at the Waterville hospitals.

She was well known for her sassy wit and smile. Fun little fact, she had her motorcycle license. She was a survivor of breast cancer and would tell you all about it.

She was affectionately called “a one-eyed T. rex” by her family, because of breaking both shoulders on two different occasions, then poorly healing, leading to lack of mobility. Her many falls lead to many emergency room visits, where her sassy wit would make the staff laugh–even with her two black eyes that made her look like the Hamburglar. She was loved by all who stepped in her life, and will be greatly missed by her family.

She was predeceased by her mother; brother; grandmother; and grandson,l Dana Christopher, in 1985. And just recently, by her sister-in-law, Althea Nutt West.

She is survived by her son, Dana R. Jones and fiancé, Valerie Burton; her daughter, Jodi L. McGlashing and her husband, Bob; grandchildren: Melissa, Andrew, Danielle, Devin and Hannah; great-grandchildren Taryn, Brandon, and Aadan; also by her sister, who just found her 15 years ago, Judy Soucier; the three “Ps”, her cousins, Patty, Paula and Pam, many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

GEORGE A. SWEATT JR.

ALBION––George Arley Sweatt Jr., 79, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. George was born in Columbia, New Hampshire, on June 1, 1938. He was the son of George A. Sweatt Sr. and Ethel G. Wheelock.

George graduated from Penacook High School in Penacook, New Hampshire, in 1957.

In 1960, George married the former Penelope Sawyer, in York. George was then drafted into the U.S. Army, where he spent time in Georgia before moving home to Portsmouth to raise a family. In 1975, the family moved to Maine to live and build a home.

He operated equipment, and owned George’s Auto Sales, in Waterville. George had a passion for cars and racing. He enjoyed watching his family race, and spent time at home working on his vehicles.

He is survived by his wife, Penny, of 57 years; sisters, Dorothy, Helen and Annette; brothers, Arthur and Mike; his children, George Sweatt III (fiancé Jennifer Leary) and his children, Melissa and Andrew; Daren Sweatt and his children, Ryan and Meghan; Brian Sweatt (wife Belinda) and his children, Spencer and Devon Raie; Jennifer Buck (husband Jason) and their children, Jordan, Sydney, and Brady; two great-grandchildren, Brynn and Sully; and many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be offered and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

MAVEL M. BRAGG

OAKLAND––Mavel M. Bragg, 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Mavel was born on September 2, 1940, in Waterville, to Hermon and Pauline (Parentiss) Bragg.

He was a Maine Guide, and worked in the woods most of his life. Mavel loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He also loved feeding the squirrels and birds around the house.

Mavel was predeceased by his mother Pauline Prentiss; and his father Hermon Bragg.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Bragg; two children, Stacey Bragg and Billy-Jo Bragg; three stepchildren: T. J, Tony, and Misty Bernarda; many grandchildren; sister, Carleen Miller; brother, Grover Bragg; and he will be sadly missed by a special nephew, Grover “Duny” Bragg Jr.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

MATTHEW J. COTE

OAKLAND––Matthew Joseph Cote, 33, of Oakland passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Matt was born on May 18, 1984, in Lewiston, the biological son of Eileen (McRae) Cote and Joseph “Dana” Cote.

Matt graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 2003, where he was a high school football player. He attended Springfield College and recently returned to school to finish his degree.

Matt was passive, sweet, funny, and giving. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, and provided with everything he had to support his family. He was always there to lend a hand for anyone. Matt was a production supervisor at Huhtamaki, in Waterville, at the time of his death, where he was a highly respected employee.

On October 4, 2014, Matt married the former Jessica Corson. His entire world revolved around his wife and his children who he adored beyond words, son Elijah (2-1/2) and baby daughter Emma ( 6 weeks). Matt was an amazing husband and father. Matt was especially proud of his brother, Josh Cote, fondly referred to as “Little Cote”.

Matt enjoyed camping, fishing, kayaking hunting, golfing, gaming, wrestling with Elijah and beer.

Matt was predeceased by his biological parents, Joseph and Eileen Cote; his sister, Heather Cote, and his brother, Zachary McRae.

Matt is survived by his wife, Jessie Cote, and their two children, Elijah and Emma, all of Oakland; his brother Joshua Cote, wife April and niece Charley Loo, of Clayton, North Carolina; his parents, Michelle McRae and her partner, Pete Silva, of Oakland, and Michael McRae and his partner Sue Berube, of Sabattus; his mother and father-in-law, Jeff and Rita Corson, of Skowhegan; his sister-in-law, Nikki Pratt and husband Lee, niece and nephew Colby and Maci, of Gorham; biologically cousins, Caitlyn Gallagher and Shaughnessy Robitaille were his little sisters; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Elijah and Emma Cote Scholarship Fund, c/o Key Bank, 305 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.

FRANK L. TOZIER SR.

UNITY––Frank Lewis Tozier, Sr., 89, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, where he had been living for the past two years. Frank was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on February 28, 1929, to Kenneth and Evelyn (McGrath) Tozier, Sr.

He spent his first 40 years living in Unity, and the next 37 years in Palmetto, Florida.

He attended Unity Grammar School and graduated from Unity High School. Frank served in the US Army from 1946 to 1948, and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan. While in Maine he worked with his father, Kenneth, running the family business–Tozier;s Spray Service.

He was predeceased by his son Frank Tozier, Jr.

He is survived by his son Craig Tozier and wife Jennifer, of Unity; daughter-in-law Kim Tozier, of Hartland; his grandchildren: Landon Tozier, Travis Tozier, Chad Tozier, Jordan Tozier, Justin Tozier and their families; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Marilyn Tozier Owen, and her long-time companion Kenneth Phelps who resides in Largo, Florida.

OTHERS DEPARTED

WINNIFRED HAUG, 87, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Maureen Denis, of Winslow.

LOCAL TIES

DOUGLAS C. BREINGAN, 59, of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He worked as a maintenance person at Shaw’s Supermarket, Thomas College, both in Waterville, and Northeast Laboratory, in Winslow. Locally, he is survived by a son, Matthew Woodard, of Waterville, and brother Dan Breingan and wife Laura, of Fairfield.

Obituaries, Week of May 10, 2018

ALICE J. MAHEUX

WINDSOR––Alice J. Maheux, 87, of the Bean road, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Country Manor Nursing Home, in Whitefield, following an extended illness. She was born in Sidney on June 4, 1930, the daughter of William Hughes and Margaret (Sawtelle) Hughes.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs.. Maheux was employed by Bates Manufacturing Co. for 40 years.

She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers: Robert, Myron and Phillip Hughes; and sister Phyllis Tremblay.

Surviving are four daughters: Elaine M. Chase and Betty Bowden, both of Vassalboro, Rita Dyer, of Waterboro, and Barbara A. Maheux, of Springvale; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; one sister, Arlene Fossett, of Augusta.

Arrangements were entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

RANDOLPH V. PAMPHREY

FAIRFIELD––Randolph Von Pamphrey, 51, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, following a brief illness. Randy was born in Waterville, on December 7, 1966, to Pamela (Libby) and Larry Pamphrey.

He attended school in Leeds, Clinton, and Fairfield; graduated from Lawrence High School in 1985 and attended the University Southern Maine for one year. While at Lawrence, Randy was well-known for his athletic achievements in football, basketball, baseball and track.

Randy worked in many trades over the years, such as landscaping, dock building, and photography. Widely known for his ability to catch a beautiful moment or emotion on film, Randy used his skill in photography to bring joy to so many. It’s what kept him connected to the community, his friends, family and the spirit of LHS. Randy’s creative nature was also found in his interest in collections, gardening and cooking. He had a keen eye for antiques, unusual trinkets and rocks, and had his father’s skill in gardening which led to an interest in cooking.

Friendships came easy to Randy. Everyone who knew him considered him a friend; he was generous, kind-hearted, and honest. Never one to say a negative thing about another person, Randy was easy to trust and confide in. Randy earned his black belt in karate from Huard’s in Winslow.

Randy is survived by his mother, Pamela (Libby) Pamphrey; father, Larry Pamphrey; son, Derek Pamphrey, of Fairfield; sister, Libbi Pamphrey, of South Portland; sister, Heather Wilson and husband Dan, of Fairfield; brother, Kenneth Pamphrey, of Fairfield; nephew, Jake Wilson and wife, Jessica, of Benton; nieces, Samantha and Summer, of Fairfield; many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

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

FRED J. HEWES

FAIRFIELD––Fred J. Hewes, 85, of Horn Hill Road, died Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born in Bangor on January 29, 1933, the son of Bert and Pauline (Jordan) Hewes.

Fred attended Skills in Pittsfield and had many friends at DHHS. He resided with Joann Morin and her husband Arthur Withee, and their family for over 20 years.

JOHN CALVIN DANCER

SOMERVILLE––Pastor John Calvin Dancer, 70, of Somerville, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at his home. Born March 8, 1948, in Gardiner, he was the son of John L. and Helen Brawn Dancer.

John attended Glen Cove Christian Academy, graduating in 1967. Following high school, John married his long-time sweetheart, Donna Roberts, May 15, 1970, in Carmel, New York. Attending Northeastern Bible College in Essex Fells, New Jersey, John Earned a bachelor of arts in Bible and later a theology degree.

For many years, Pastor Dancer filled pulpits along the East Coast and for over 32 years served at South Somerville Baptist Church.

John’s greatest joy in life was his family. He loved nothing more than spending time with them, especially camping trips and working around the house. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader.

He was predeceased by his father; and sister, Janey Dancer.

John is survived by mother, Helen Dancer, of Whitefield; wife, Donna; sons, Johnathan Dancer and Joshua Dancer, all of Somerville; daughter, Susan Batty and husband Bill, of Spruce Head; sister, Lois Bourque and husband Steve, of Whitefield; grandchildren, Julia, Nathaniel and Matthew Batty, and Grace, Hannah and Benjamin Dancer; many nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces and great-nephews.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to South Somerville Baptist Church, 8 Hewett Road, Somerville ME 04348.

WILLIAM E. DOWD

UNITY––Private First Class William “Chip” E. Dowd, 72, passed away in the Syracuse VA Community Living Center on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

PFC Dowd was a decorated Airborne Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star for his heroic service during combat.

Chip was born on January 16, 1947, to Elaine and Thomas Dowd, of Newport, Rhode Island. He enlisted in the United States Army on October 1966 and became an 11B, airborne infantry mortar man. PFC Dowd was deployed to Vietnam during 1966 to 1969.

During his combat tour, PFC Dowd fought courageously during the Battle of LZ Bird and was wounded on multiple occasions throughout his time in Vietnam. Throughout his Army career he was awarded the Vietnam Service medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachute Wings, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Badge and the Bronze Star for his heroic service. PFC Dowd was honorably discharged in February of 1972.

After his military career he owned and operated Dowd Quality Paining in Carver, Massachusetts, and eventually retired in Unity.

After a series of health problems, Chip was lovingly “dadnapped” from Maine, by his son, Marc E. Dowd and brought to Fort Drum, New York, to be cared for. In New York, Chip enjoyed his beer, barbeques, relaxing on the front porch, watching football games, and vacations with his son, grandson, and daughter-in-law.

He was predeceased by his parents, Elaine and Thomas; and his brother, Tom.

PFC William E. Dowd is survived by his sister, Edith “Cookie” Donnelly, of Newport, Rhode Island; his son, Marc E. Dowd; and his grandson, Marc E. Dowd Jr.

SYLVIA J. SIKET

RIVERSIDE, RHODE ISLAND––Sylvia J. (Stewart) Siket, 67, of Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, Rhode Island, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island, following an inspirational fight with colon cancer.

She grew up in Hinckley, the youngest child and only daughter of the late Preston and Delma (Bessey) Stewart. She lived in Riverside for the past 4 1/2 years, previously residing in Yarmouth.

She was the wife of her high school sweetheart, Stephen J. Siket, whom she married on January 2, 1972. A graduate of Thomas College, she worked as a hearings officer for the State of Maine Department of Motor Vehicles for 38 years before retiring in 2013.

Besides her husband of 46 years, she is survived by a son, Matthew S. Siket ad his wife, Meghan, of Barrington, Rhode Island; two grandchildren, Avery and Arne Siket, both of Barrington, Rhode Island; a brother, Keith Stewart and his wife, Ann, of Benton,; and two sisters-in-law, Ellen Rice and her husband, William, of Fairfield, and Sheryl Siket, of Asheville, North Carolina. She was the sister of the late Dean Stewart and sister-in-law of the late Andrew Siket.

Sylvia’s greatest joys came from being with family, and being an active member of her neighborhood and community. Her beautiful singing voice, bright smile, caring nature and uplifting spirit will forever be remembered by her family and friends.

To share your memories, stories, and sign her online guestbook, please visit: www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, family has asked that donations be made to he American Cancer Society.

MARION L. THOMAS

UNITY––Marion Louise (Spaulding) Thomas, 76, passed away, Saturday, April 21, 201. She was born on February 2, 1942, the daughter of Phillip and Phyllis Spaulding.

She graduated from Freedom Academy. Marion married Claude Thomas on September 16, 1961.

Marion enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, swimming, doing ceramics, and knitting. Knitting continued to be a passion for Marion even after losing her vision. She loved to make mittens which she donated to her grandchildren’s schools as well as making blankets for each new addition to the family.

She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Albert (Sonny) Spaulding; a sister Muriel Bryant; and a very special brother-in-law Dale Thomas.

Marion is survived by her husband, Claude, of 45 years; five children and families: Darrell and Heather, Shirley and Gregg (Ingraham), Janet, Robert and Debbie, and Kirk and Julie; she will greatly be missed by her “little angels” Vanessa Thomas, Isaac Ingraham and Emma Thomas; her brother, Philip Spaulding and wife Brenda; sisters-in-law, Bea Thomas, Nancy Spaulding, and Frances Paradis and husband Irvin; cousin Lauretta Merrill; and many nieces and nephews.

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

PRISCILLA M. MUNSTER

VASSALBORO––Priscilla May (Rogers) Munster, 90, of Cross Hill Road, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. She was born in Waterville on November 13, 1027, to Robert and Alma (Pelletier) Rogers.

Mrs. Munster was a high school graduate. She married Joseph G. A. Munster St. in 1949 and followed him around the United States for 17 years while he served in the United States Air Force. After he retired from the military, they settled into their home in Vassalboro. Soon after, she found employment with what was the Waterville Savings Bank, in Waterville, where she worked for many years before becoming a stay at home mother and homemaker.

One of her favorite things to do was spend time at their camp in Rockwood. She very much enjoyed bird hunting, deer hunting and fishing with her husband. She also loved berry picking, tending her flower garden, and especially loved spending time with her family. She was lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 52 years; five of her brothers, Robert, Charles, Wilson, David, and Richard; all five of her sisters, Anita Lavasseur, Patricia Julia, Laura Hensbee, Lorraine Overlook, and Marjorie Penney; and her daughter-in-law Phyllis Munster.

She is survived by her three sons, Matthew Munster, Joseph G. A. Munster II and his wife Lisa, and Philip Munster; two brothers, Paul and wife Beverly Rogers, and James and wife Pauline Rogers; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

Donations may be made in her name to any organizations supporting Alzheimer’s

OTHERS DEPARTED

JULIAN J. VEILLEUX, 83, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his home. He was born June 16, 1934, in Fairfield, the son of Aurele and Victorine (Denis) Veilleux. Locally, he is survived by his wife Joan Veilleux, of Waterville; daughters Sue McMullen and husband Jamie, of Oakland, and Jennifer Roderigue and husband Danny, of Fairfield; granddaughter Cassandra Shepperd and husband Isaac, of Waterville; and grandson Adam Roderigue, of Firfield.

PAUL D. CLOUTIER, 62, of Belgrade Lakes, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. Locally, he is survived by a son, Jordan P. Cloutier and fiancée Leanna Thibeau, of China.

JED E. COLBY, 70, of Edgecomb, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Dawn Cates, of Vassalboro.

EDWIN EMERSON, 76, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, following an extended illness. Locally, he is survived by a son, Peter Leach and wife Joanne, of Vassalboro.

SARAH L. COOK, 89, of Gardiner, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter. Sarah J. Tovey and husband Jay, of Vassalboro.

PAUL L. LABBE, 88, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge, following a long illness. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Paula Dube and husband Bert, of Vassalboro.

DOROTHY BOLDUC MUZEROLLE, 83, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018, following a short illness. Locally, she is survived by sons Scott Bolduc and wife Lauren, of Rome, Michael Bolduc and wife Lynette, of Winslow, and Christopher Bolcud and wife Sue, of Waterville; daughters Cheryl Bolduc Wade, and Cynthia Jacques and husband David, all of Winslow, and Lorilee Dumont and husband Michael, of Vassalboro.

FORMER RESIDENTS

JULIUS B. LEVINE, 79, of Brookline, Massachusetts, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He was the son of Lewis L. and Celia (Gurewitz) Levine. He was a graduate of Waterville High School, Harvard College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard Law School (cum laude) and Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar, D. Phil.)

RACHAEL A. LADD, 76, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Waterville to the late Luciene and Omer Pellerin. Rachael graduated from Waterville High School and was a manager at Rachael’s, in Augusta, as well as The Wharf, in Hallowell. She was also a receptionist at Ladd Paper Co.

Obituaries, Week of May 3, 2018

CARLEEN E. COTE

VASSALBORO – Carleen E. Cote, 78, of North Belfast Ave., died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 27, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born in Caribou on April 27, 1940, the daughter of Alfred Sirois and Esther (Raymond) Sirois.

Carlene graduated from Belgrade High School and Augusta Business College.

She was employed for 19 years by the Maine Department of Mental Health and Retardation, and for 10 years by the Maine Department of Health & Welfare.

She lovingly dedicated her life to wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release along with her husband Don, at the Duck Pond Animal Rehabilitation Center, in Vassalboro.

Carleen was a member of Northeast Zoological Society (secretary for five years), National Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Legislative Fund of America, Sportsmans Alliance of Maine board of directors for four years, secretary for two years and second vice-president for one year).

Carleen was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Esther Galvin and Alfreda Johnson, and a brother, Gerald Sirois.

Surviving is her husband, Donald P. Cote, of Vassalboro; one sister Jeanine Dostie, of Augusta; one brother, Gary Sirois, of Belgrade; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no planned visiting hours. A service may be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

DESIREE J. YORK

KNOX – Desiree J. York, 36, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Bangor. She was born May 21, 1981, in Waterville, the daughter of Donald R. and Brenda L. (Carter) York.

She attended Mt. View High School, in Thorndike. She studied for two years in vocational school with a major in childcare. She loved racing, camping, cooking, music and being with family and friends.

Desiree is survived by her daughter, Miracle Jean Littlefield, of Knox; parents, Donald and Brenda York of Knox; five brothers, Donald York Jr., of Benton, Dallas York and fiancée Cassie Sweden, of Addison, Jason York, Lance York and wife Nickki, and Jeffrey Richards and wife Michelle, all of Vassalboro; two sisters, Torie York, of Bangor, and Danyelle Willette, of Waterville; grandfather Warren York, of Waterville; aunt and uncle Richard and Paulette Carter, of Albion; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and ousins.

She was predeceased by her grandfather Richard Carter, and grandmothers Rita York and Mary Jean Carter.

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

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

GERALD GIROUX

WINSLOW––Gerald T. Giroux, 86, of Winslow, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home, following an intense battle with cancer. He was born July 1, 1931, in Disraeli, Quebec, the youngest of 14 children of Eugene Giroux and Georgianna (Jacques) Giroux.

He attended school in Disraeli. He was employed at Colby College, in Waterville, for over 25 years. The family owned their own newspaper business for over 35 years, and he was quite well known by many for his several years of delivering newspapers on a daily basis. He, along with his family, currently owns Berry’s Stationery, in Waterville. There, he enjoyed working alongside his family members, putting frames together, and, of course, socializing with the customers.

He married Yvette, in 1964 and they spent 44 years together until her death in 2008. They raised two children and their grandchildren, with whom they were very close and always together. He spent many years attending events, cheering on his children and grandchildren and supporting them in every way.

Pepere was a man of deep Catholic faith. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Winslow Council #7300. He was a member of the 4th Degree Assembly #341. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish.

Survivors include his children Michael W. Giroux and wife Barbara, of Augusta, Michelle A. Giroux-Paré and husband Rick, of Winslow; grandchildren Daniel, Dorothy, Anne, and Dominique Giroux-Paré, and Stephanie Pinkham and Nicholas Masse; one brother Robert and wife Lorraine, of Disraeli, Quebec, Canada; one sister Gabrielle Laflam, of Beaulac, Quebec, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Yvette; parents; five brothers, Ernest, Lucien, Louis, Fernand, and Clement, and six sisters, Rene, Cecile, Marie, Therese, Rollande, and Aline.

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

Donations may be made in his memory to: St. John Regional Catholic School, 15 South Garand St., Winslow ME 04901.

GILBERT L. RAYMOND

BENTON––Gilbert “Gil” Raymond, 65, of Benton, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home. He was born January 15, 1953, the son of Irenie and Regina Raymond, in Fort Kent.

He graduated from Waterville High School in 1972. He married his soul mate, Susan Letourneau, in 1971. He worked as a millwright at local paper companies for many years, retiring in 2015.

Following retirement, he was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed as he was a talented carpenter and mechanic.

Gil enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards, especially when doing these things with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan; daughters Jennifer Heath and husband Brian, Jessica Huard and husband Edward; three granddaughters, the joys of his life, Lauren, Lily and Scarlett; sisters Jeannine Genest and husband Robert, Jackie Raymond, Doraline “Lulu” Begin and husband Bruce, and Marie Raymond Carrier; four special aunts, Cecile Morrill, Rena Adams, Lucille Raymond and Cecile Theriault.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Reta Raymond.

There will be a memorial service held at Shawmut Chapel, 57 Bray Ave., Shawmut, ME 04975, on Saturday May 5, 2018, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Maine.

PAULA VEILLEUX

WINSLOW––Paula Veilleux, 86, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Avita, of Wells, following a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born on April 23, 1931, in Maria, Quebec, one of eight children of Eveline (Guite) and Leonard Bujold.

She came to Waterville in 1947, and worked as a seamstress at C. F. Hathaway, in Waterville. At the age of 19, she met her husband, James Veilleux, at the roller rink. They were happily married for 58 years. Together they had six children.

Paula was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. She was also employed as a seamstress at The Curtainshop for many years. She was well-known for her mending skills within her family, friends and community.

She and James maintained a large vegetable garden, and canned a good portion of their produce. She was an excellent cook, known for her signature spaghetti sauce, and always enjoyed trying new recipes.

She also taught CCD at St. John Catholic School, in Winslow, for many years. In her free time, she enjoyed playing cards, going for walks, dancing, swimming, and spending time with her family.

Paula will be remembered as a gentle and loving woman, who was patient, and had a great sense of humor.

Paula is survived by her six children, David Veilleux, of Dover, New Hampshire, Dana Veilleux, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, Michelle Vigue and husband Michael, of North Waterboro, Alan Veilleux, of Winslow, Lee Veilleux and wife Stacy, of Scarborough, and Eileen Veilleux, of Westbrook; nine grandchildren, Mitchell, Dylan, Thomas, Melissa, Nicholas, Danielle, Brianna, Desirée, and Taylor; seven brothers and sisters, Adrienne Desveaux and husband Ted, of Westbrook, Sr. Dorothy Bujold, of Waterville, Leo Bujold and wife Olivette, of Skowhegan, Noella Pelletier and husband Charles, of Winslow, Fern Bard and husband Leland, of Waterville. Harvey Bujold and partner Karen Nagle, of Bonita Springs, Florida; Sr. Rita Bujold, ofFrance; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, James. in 2012.

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

For those who wish, donations may be made in Paula’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

PHILIP D. CHAMBERLAIN

WINSLOW––Philip D. Chamberlain, 92, passed away in Waterville on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Phil was born in Exeter, on May 6, 1925, the son of Paul and Ethel (Rowe) Chamberlain.

Phil attended school in Exeter and graduated from East Corinth Academy. He served in the US Army during World Ward II from 1943 to 1946 and was honorably discharged.

He worked in Dexter at the Fay Scott factory and then went on to Keyes Fibre, in Waterville, where he worked as a pattern maker until 1988 when he retired. Phil enjoyed reading, bowling, wood working, snowmobiling, and even skiing in his late 60s.

People who knew Phil recognized him as a quiet, genuine and honest person who loved his family, home and country.

Phil was predeceased by his first wife, Charlene (Annett); son Terry Chamberlain; brother Stanley Chamberlain; and stepson Jay Aubin.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Willette), who whom he celebrated 31 years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter Sharon Barnett and husband Ben, of South Carolina, step-son Jeff Aubin and wife Char-lin, of St. Albans and step-son Joel Aubin, of Arizona.

He was “Bumpa” to 12 grandchildren; Lisa Sawyer and husband Bill, Stacey Hoffman and husband Greg, Jeffrey Aubin, Zach Aubin, Thomas Aubin, Alicia Aubin, Nathan Aubin, Elizabeth Aubin, Charliea Aubin, Catherine Williams, Rick Barnett and Drema Barnett; and two great-grandchildren, Kayann Hoffman and John Philip Hoffman; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Food Pantry, Winslow, ME.

CLARENCE S. BENNER

BENTON––Clarence Stewart “Stu” Benner, 73, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at his residence. Clarence was born in Bath, on November 3, 1944, son of Clarence and Carolyn Benner.

He graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1963. He then joined the Army in 1965 serving in Korea until 1957.

He grew up spending time at Christmas Cove with his grandparents. He enjoyed family gatherings, attending his grandchildren’s events and you could always find him at Bee’s Diner.

Clarence was a longtime truck driver for many different companies.

Clarence was predeceased by his parents and his brother Merle Benner.

He is survived by his longtime companion Jan Alexander; his children, Melissa Benner and Tom, Edward and Aimee Benner, Jennipher and Ken Smith, Timothy and Stacy Wright, and Dustin and Erica Wright; his grandchildren, Emma, AJ and baby boy Benner, Cameron (Brittney), Derrick, Dylan and Rece Smith, Alyssa and Abby Wright and Memphis Wright; brother Stephen and Laurie Benner and his sister Sharon and Jon Kelley.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clarence’s memory to: BIONIC Pancreas Research Boston University Gifts &I Records, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700 West Entrance, Boston, MA 02215.

FRANCIS LABRECQUE JR.

WINSLOW––Francis LaBrecque Jr., 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Waterville. Francis was born in Waterville, on June 22, 1926, the son of Francis and Deliska LaBrecque.

“Frank” proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on a PT boat during World War II. He retired from Scott Paper Company in 1987, after 40 years of service.

Francis really enjoyed the hours he spent fishing on First Roach Pond “up river.”

Frank was predeceased by his first wife, Anita (Caron); his brothers, Ovila, Lawrence and Joseph, and his sister, Julie.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; their three sons and five daughters, Francine Duval and husband, Fern, of Winslow, Janelle LeBreton and husband, Gary, of Winslow, Paul LaBrecque and wife Jane, of Winslow, Patrice Clarke and husband, Richard, of South Carolina, Ronald LaBrecque and wife Nancy, of Albion, Robin Corey and husband Scott, of Albion, Jason Bickford and wife Marie, of Arizona, and Claire LaBrecque and husband Eric, of Virginia; his grandchildren, Audery, Frank, Erin, Blade, Peter, Ryan, Matthew, Gage, Winston and Sky; and several nieces and nephews.

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

DAVID L. LOVERING SR.

SOUTH CHINA––David Lee Lovering Sr., 72, of South China, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta, August 17, 1945, the son of Sidney and Pauline Lovering.

He grew up in China and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965.

After being discharged, David became a professional truck driver working both short and long haul. He and his wife, Carlaine Bovio, worked as a driving team for many years, travelling all over the United States. When he wasn’t working, David enjoyed going to car shows. To his family, he was known as “Grumpy.”

David was predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Pauling.

He is survived by his wife, Carlaine; son, David Lee Lovering Jr. and wife Shannon, of Palmyra; daughters, Lisa Lovering, of Buxton, Sheri Lovering, of Key West, Florida, and Kelly Murray and husband Chris, of Bangor; stepchildren, John Starkey and his fiancée Shekeria Anthony, of Skowhegan; and Tina Kennedy and husband Patrick, of Unity; grandchildren, Skylar, Morgan, Allison, Kaitlyn, Hunter, Autumn, Dominic, Zachary, Emme, Elizabeth, Michael, Aidan and Cheyenne; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham ME 04086.

JOYCE M. BARKER

WINSLOW––Joyce Marilyn Barker, 61, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Lahey Hospital. She was born in Bridgton, February 4, 1957, to the late Almon and Norine (Sturgis) Barker.

She lived and grew up in Naples, attending Lake Region High School where she played several sports, sang in the chorus and played the baritone both in school and with the Bridgton Town Band. Her favorite teacher in high school, Eugene Whitney, sparked her interest in biology and inspired her to continue studying at the University of Maine in Orono, where she earned her B.S. degree in biology and English and education. She later earned endorsements in life, physical and general science, and language arts.

She taught middle school students in MSADs #47 and #3 until retiring in 2012. During this time she was a hands-on teacher who was twice nominated for the Presidential award for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science and, in 1990, was a semi-finalist for Maine State Teacher of the Year. She also held many advisory and supervisory positions to help both students and teachers.

Joyce loved all of nature and the works of the Maine Audubon Society and the Sea Turtle Rescue and Recovery.

Joyce is survived by her brother, David (Donna Pitts) Barker; sisters, Linda (Michael) Koloski, Rosalie Fredericks, Bette (Steve) York, Janet (Peter) Richardson and Debora Sylvester, 12 nieces and nephews, 14 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

For the online guest book, see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net.

If you would like to make a commemorative gift in honor of Joyce, support either the Maine Audubon Society, or Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 2095, Surf City, NC 28445.

WILLIAM P. CROCE

FAIRFIELD––William “Bill” Paul Croce, 71, of Fairfield, died Monday, April 15, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home, in Scarborough. Born in Skowhegan on April 11, 1947, he was a son of Carl G. and Beth Tewksbury Croce.

In 1950, Bill and his family moved to Waterville. He was a graduate of Waterville High School in the class of 1966. Bill furthered his education at Wentworth Institute, in Boston, and Ohio State University, studying aeronautical engineering. He graduated with two associates degrees in engineering and went on to work for Pratt and Whitney, in Connecticut.

Dedicated to his country, Bill served in the Army Reserves from 1970-1976 in the position of drill sergeant. The people of Waterville and surrounding towns will remember Bill from Peter Webber Sports, a staple on Main Street, which Bill managed and then owned for more than a decade. He then moved on to work at the Maine Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning, a position he held until retirement in 2010.

Bill was a man of varied interests; a Jack-of-all-Trades and master of many! Carpentry, music, hiking, sailing, skiing and flying were among those at which he excelled and found greatest happiness. “Through these avenues, Bill and his wife, Jean, were able to open their world to countless new friends they claimed as family. Bill was known as a captivating and humorous storyteller of adventures (and misadventures!) both experienced and imagined. Humor was such a part of who he was and no gathering was complete without it.

As avid skiers, Bill and his family broke ground at Sugarloaf, building a home and creating a life there that formed invaluable memories and friendships that still hold strong today. His love of skiing matched by his love for sailing, Bill and Jean enjoyed many sailing trips to the British Virgin Islands. In 2016, the two embarked on their biggest adventure yet: sailing from Rockland to Florida, where many new friendships were created.

When Bill was not traveling around, he volunteered his time building sets for shows at the Waterville Opera House and Aqua City Actors Theatre.

Bill is survived by his wife Jean Poirier Croce, of Fairfield; a daughter Lisa Croce, of Portland and a son Tim Croce, of Waterville; brother Carl A. Croce and wife Janet, of Winslow, and their adult children. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and Poirier in-laws.

Services are being arranged for early summer.

Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the Gosnell House or a charity of your choice.

ALICE J. MAHEUX

WINDSOR––Alice J. Maheux, 87, of the Bean road, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Country Manor Nursing Home, in Whitefield, following an extended illness. She was born in Sidney on June 4, 1930, the daughter of William Hughes and Margaret (Sawtelle) Hughes.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs.. Maheux was employed by Bates Manufacturing Co. for 40 years.

She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers: Robert, Myron and Phillip Hughes; and sister Phyllis Tremblay.

Surviving are four daughters: Elaine M. Chase and Betty Bowden, both of Vassalboro, Rita Dyer, of Waterboro, and Barbara A. Maheux, of Springvale; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; one sister, Arlene Fossett, of Augusta.

Arrangements were entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

RANDOLPH V. PAMPHREY

FAIRFIELD––Randolph Von Pamphrey, 51, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, following a brief illness. Randy was born in Waterville, on December 7, 1966, to Pamela (Libby) and Larry Pamphrey.

He attended school in Leeds, Clinton, and Fairfield; graduated from Lawrence High School in 1985 and attended the University Southern Maine for one year. While at Lawrence, Randy was well-known for his athletic achievements in football, basketball, baseball and track.

Randy worked in many trades over the years, such as landscaping, dock building, and photography. Widely known for his ability to catch a beautiful moment or emotion on film, Randy used his skill in photography to bring joy to so many. It’s what kept him connected to the community, his friends, family and the spirit of LHS. Randy’s creative nature was also found in his interest in collections, gardening and cooking. He had a keen eye for antiques, unusual trinkets and rocks, and had his father’s skill in gardening which led to an interest in cooking.

Friendships came easy to Randy. Everyone who knew him considered him a friend; he was generous, kind-hearted, and honest. Never one to say a negative thing about another person, Randy was easy to trust and confide in. Randy earned his black belt in karate from Huard’s in Winslow.

Randy is survived by his mother, Pamela (Libby) Pamphrey; father, Larry Pamphrey; son, Derek Pamphrey, of Fairfield; sister, Libbi Pamphrey, of South Portland; sister, Heather Wilson and husband Dan, of Fairfield; brother, Kenneth Pamphrey, of Fairfield; nephew, Jake Wilson and wife, Jessica, of Benton; nieces, Samantha and Summer, of Fairfield; many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

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

Obituaries, Week of April 26, 2018

CHARLES R. MERRITHEW

PALERMO – Charles R. Merrithew, 93 of Palermo, passed away on Saturday April 7, 2018. He was born in 1924, the son of Willie and Mary Merrithew of Palermo.

Charles better known as “Charlie” to most and as “Chuck” to some of his family members, was known for his love of hard work and for his love and dedication to his family, community, and his country.

He loved to work in the woods with his chain saw and tractor. He also enjoyed dancing, fishing, country music, eating seafood, hot dogs and any type of gathering with his family and friends.

Charles was married in 1943 to Mildred L Lowell, of Springfield, his wife of over 48 years who passed in 1992.

He proudly served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in the US Army from 1943-1946 during World War II, during which time he was stationed in different parts of Europe and lastly in Germany.

Charles worked 33 years for Kenway Corporation, a Palermo based company at its beginning, now expanded and moved into Augusta, where he began first building wooden boats and then later moved primarily into industrial fabrication working with fiberglass. He retired from Kenway in 1992.
He was a member of the Malcolm Glidden VFW Post #163 of Palermo.

He had two sisters, one surviving, Winifred Reynolds, of Rockland, and Gloria (Carey) Monson, of Palermo, who passed in 2006.

Additionally, he is survived by his daughter Bernice Jones and her husband John, of Palermo. three grandchildren, Gary, Kelly and Leanne; four great-grandchildren, Kaylah, Abigail, Isaac and Joseph; two nieces, Lisa, Rena, and nephew Jeffrey.

Charles will be remembered for his gentle and kind nature and for living an unselfish life during which he was always willing to give and to provide service to others.

A graveside remembrance will be observed in his honor later this year.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Malcolm Glidden VFW Post #163, PO Box 183, Palermo ME 04354.

GORDON B. WEBBER

OAKLAND – Gordon Bruce Webber, 69, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Woodlawn Nursing Home, in Skowhegan, following a long illness. He was born in Waterville on January 19, 1949, the son of Robert and Linnie (Anderson) Webber.

He retired from Brookfield Power Co., of Waterville, where he had been employed as a senior hydro engineer for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Gordon was a lifetime member of the Waterville Lodge of Elks #905, and the Central Maine ATV Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Christina Webber, of Oakland; his three brothers, J. Ronald Webber, of Waterville, Charles Webber, of New York City, and Robert Webber, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, and one sister Judith Muir, of Weymouth, Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Condolences may be expressed, and guestbook signed, at: www.gallantfh.com.

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

PATRICIA A. WOOD

OAKLAND – Patricia Ann “Patti” Wood, 72, died unexpectedly at MaineGeneral Medical Center on Monday, April 9, 2018. She was born in Waterville on December 22, 1945, the daughter of E. Harlan and Elsie (French) Snow.

Patti graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, before marrying Dr. David R. Wood, of Readfield, on September 19, 1964.

She designed and built a beautiful medical building with her husband and a beautiful practice full of wonderful people. She graciously ministered spiritually and prayed with many of the patients. She designed a wonderful home in Texas and she was a full partner and participant in their ranching operation. This home was her pride and joy. She also co-founded a Ministry; Eastern Gate Ministries International. She has played a key role in this ministry from the first day until her death.

Patti was preceded in death by her father; and a sister, Sharon Staples.

She is survived by her mother, Elsie Dority, of Waterville; her husband of nearly 54 years, Dr. David R. Wood, of Oakland; her daughter Stacie Dawson and her husband Brian, of San Antonio, Texas; two sons Jereme Wood and his wife Jennifer, of San Antonio, Texas, and David Wood Jr. and his wife Bassia, of Israel; a sister Joyce Stevens and her husband Eugene, of Oakland, her brother Elbridge Snow, of Somerville; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Logan Estridge, Jacquelyn Dawson, Jeffrey and Cooper Wood, Jennifer Stevens and Nathaniel Wood; three great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with Patti’s family at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

NEIL E. MCLEAN SR.

VASSALBORO––Following a long and courageous battle with cancer Neil Edward McLean Sr. passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was the son of John Richard McLean and Elva (McEachern) McLean, both of whom predeceased him. Neil was born February 4, 1943, in Augusta.

He grew up and went to school in Vassalboro. Upon leaving school, he enlisted in the Air Force and went on to serve his country honorably for 16 years;including service in Vietnam. Neil was always especially proud of his time in the service of his country. Even after leaving active service, Neil’s patriotic drive and commitment to other service members was reflected in his time as commander of the VFW, in Winslow, from 1981 to 1984. He was directly responsible for setting up a program of financial support for veterans funeral services through the VFW, as well as expanding the banquet hall and other miscellaneous financial benefits for veterans in need.

After leaving the military to be closer to his family, Neil continued to work hard. He was employed in various construction jobs and spent the last 20 years of his professional life working with R, J. Enterprises.

Although Neil officially retired in 2016, he would continue to work beyond that date. When not putting in a few part-time hours with R. J. Enterprises he loved to help family and friends with lawn and other miscellaneous tasks. He also spent a good deal of time with the new friends he made through his church, the Vassalboro United Methodist “Church. He regularly volunteered to help out with tasks around the church and within the community. On those occasions where he was able to enjoy time to himself he was an avid bird watcher and he loved to pass time with his pets; Bentley, Suvi, and Jinxy.

Neil is survived by his three children, Kevin Mclean and his wife Maribel, Neil E. McLean Jr. and his wife Rebekah, and Tricia Chayer and her husband Steven; 11 grandchildren, Hope and Peter Chhum, Seth McLean, Amber Dunn, Stevie Chayer, Nicolas Cardinale, Brady McLean, Keisha McLean, Katherine McLean, Calvin McLean, and Christina McLean; two great-grandchildren, Reily and Evelyn McLean; sister Myrna Duplessie; brother Everett McLean and wife Marie, brother John McLean; sister Deanna Malloy and husband Patrick.

He was predeceased by his former spouse, Linda L. French; his sister-in-law Celeste McLean; and brother-in-law Paul Duplessie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Organization @secure.dav.org.

THOMAS V. GILLEY JR.

PALERMO – Thomas V. Gilley Jr., passed away at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, on Monday, April 9, 2018, following a 40-year battle with diabetes and other health complications. He was born in Augusta on July 17, 1963, the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Dolley) Gilley Sr.

He was an amazing man, for his abilities, to build a home for his family and his garage, where he enjoyed being the family mechanic.

Tom will be remembered by his wife of 29 years, Tammy (Greene) Gilley; his children: Jeremy, Jessica and Taylor Gilley; his grandchildren, Eric Toothaker and Kara Gilley; his mother, Dorothy Gilley; and sisters, Bobbie Morrison and Dottie Gilley; also by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces.

Tom was predeceased by his father Thomas Gilley Sr.; and brother Lorne Gilley.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be planned with family, and friends will be notified.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

DAVID L. LOVERING SR.

SOUTH CHINA – David Lee Lovering Sr., 72, of South China, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta, August 17, 1945, the son of Sidney and Pauline Lovering.

He grew up in China and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965.

After being discharged, David became a professional truck driver working both short and long haul. He and his wife, Carlaine Bovio, worked as a driving team for many years, travelling all over the United States. When he wasn’t working, David enjoyed going to car shows. To his family, he was known as “Grumpy.”

David was predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Pauling.

He is survived by his wife, Carlaine; son, David Lee Lovering Jr. and wife Shannon, of Palmyra; daughters, Lisa Lovering, of Buxton, Sheri Lovering, of Key West, Florida, and Kelly Murray and husband Chris, of Bangor; stepchildren, John Starkey and his fiancée Shekeria Anthony, of Skowhegan; and Tina Kennedy and husband Patrick, of Unity; grandchildren, Skylar, Morgan, Allison, Kaitlyn, Hunter, Autumn, Dominic, Zachary, Emme, Elizabeth, Michael, Aidan and Cheyenne; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham ME 04086.

Obituaries, Week of April 19, 2018

LANCE J. ANDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

JAMES D. THOMSON

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

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

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

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

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

He also loved dogs and raised several over the years.

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

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

EVELYN E. GIGUERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VERNAL E. HIGHT JR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of April 12, 2018

MERTON D. CAMPBELL

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

Merton graduated from Waterville High School in 1949.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LUCILLE A. GIROUX

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

She attended local schools and graduated from Waterville High.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BERNICE R. SCHISSLER

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

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

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

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

MARK A. HUARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICHARD S. DROHAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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RANDY DAMREN

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

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

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

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

GERTRUDE M. BERNARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NICK SCOTT

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

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

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

EVELYN M. FRAZIER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORMER RESIDENTS

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

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PATRICIA RENY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GERALDINE B. OUELLETTE

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

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

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

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

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

ARDATH E. WOOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHYLLIS A. LEE

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

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

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

Phyllis was a member of the Washburn Brann Ward Post.

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

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

ANETTE E. LOVEJOY

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

FORMER RESIDENTS

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