Obituaries, Week of March 15, 2018

FRANKLIN C. OUELLETTE

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

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

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

RICHARD C. SALMONSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BARBARA A. TOUNGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Windsor.

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

AGNES A. DIFFIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MILTON W. BREAULT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARY ELLEN PEASLEE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRED VAN ORMAN

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

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

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

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

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

He was predeceased by his sister, Rosanne Waight.

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of March 8, 2018

SAMANTHA BROWN

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

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

She was predeceased by her parents.

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

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

CLARENCE H. POISSONNIER

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

He worked as a weaver in local textile mills.

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

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

MICHAEL E. POULIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PATRICIA D. SWEET

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

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

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

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

EDWIN D. MULLEN

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

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

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

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

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

ZACHARY M. TULLEY

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

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

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

Zack was predeceased by his grandfather, Reginald Fortin.

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

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

JEAN A. POULIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JANICE DORVAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BARBARA A. TOUNGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of March 1, 2018

PHILIP M. WENTZEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARTHUR CARPENTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KENNETH A. SMITH

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILLIAM E. HAPWORTH SR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALBERIC PELLETIER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of February 22, 2018

VIRGINIA A. VEILLEUX

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

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

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

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

CATHERINE M. TRAYLOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MICHELLE D. HASKELL

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

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

Michelle liked gardening and taking care of her garden.

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

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

KATHERINE A. BOUCHER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANTOINETTE B. ZEMRAK

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

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

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

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

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

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

HATTIE BUMPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEORGE L. DWELLEY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRIAN L. ROY

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of February 15, 2018

DOROTHY J. JOSEPH

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

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

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

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

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

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

GERARD H. ROUTHIER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARJORIE A. HACHEY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCAL TIES

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

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

AREA NOTABLE

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

Obituaries, Week of February 8, 2018

JANE MACDOWELL GLEN

FAIRFIELD––Jane Macdowell Glen, 69, of Fairfield, lost her battle with ovarian cancer Thursday, December 28, 2017. Jane was born in Macomb, Illinois, on January 27, 1948.

She graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School and continued on to study mental health and substance abuse counseling at University of Maine-Augusta. In December of 1999 she married Robert Glen.

Jane showered those who knew her with faith, love, and humor. Jane had a passion for animals, especially cocker spaniels.

Jane is survived by her husband Robert Glen, of Fairfield; her sister Anne Dixon, of Sesser, Illinois; her nephews Nathen Dixon and family, of Vienna, and Tryton Dixon, of Sesser, Illinois.

A spring burial is planned.

RUTH ELIZABETH REIGLE

CHINA––Ruth Elizabeth Reigle, 90, of China, formerly of Redminster, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at Grey Birch Hospice Center, in Augusta. She was born in Lafayette, New Jersey, on March 28, 1927, the daughter of the late David L. Sr. and Elizabeth Struble Jacobus.

She had lived in Redminster before moving to China in 1997, when her husband retired, near China Lake, an area they both loved after vacationing there for many years.

Ruth led a full and wonderful life surrounded by her large family of siblings, husband and children. She enjoyed cooking, singing around the house, needlepoint, and caring for her family.

Ruth was always caring for other children, be it at church on Sundays or in her home for numerous families over the years. In later years, she enjoyed daily walks near her home on Three Mile Pond, watching the birds outside her window, enjoying her bell collection and visits from family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond O. Reigle, who died November 22, 1999; seven sisters and brothers, Edna Waite, Helen Henderson, Clifford, Irving, Warren, David Jr. and Arthur Jacobus; grandson Jonathan Reigle; granddaughter Bobbi Jo Patt Knepp.

Mrs. Reigle is survived by sons, Robert Reigle and wife Dawne, of High Bridge, New Jersey, Richard Reigle and wife Karen, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Russell Reigle and his partner Kelly Grotton, of Augusta; daughter Brenda Franzone, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; her former daughter-in-law, Cathy Burgess, of Augusta; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister Eileen Lawler and husband John, of Statesville, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Interment will take place in the church cemetery in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-0059.

NATHAN P. LAPOINTE

WINDSOR––Nathan Patrick LaPointe, son of Tina and Timothy Shorey, of Windsor, Stephen and Danielle LaPointe, of Gardiner, and Stephanie Lapointe, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 13, 2018, as a result of an unfortunate accident. He was born November 8, 1992, in Augusta.

Nathan graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 2011, where he participated in multiple sports.

Nathan worked at G & E Roofing for many years, but was most recently focused on general construction. Nathan enjoyed the outdoors; snowboarding, hunting and fishing, even if that meant taking a day (or two) off from work. Nathan was a kind hearted son, brother, uncle and friend, who was loved and respected by all who came into his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Nathan was predeceased by his grandfathers Daniel Smith, Ronald LaPointe and Lee Shorey.

Nathan is survived by his siblings Cassandra LaPointe, Krystina and Danielle Shorey, Shawna and Cody Rioux, Alex LaPointe, Bradley Carleton, Lindsy and Kylie Smith, and Bobby Foster; nieces Maddison Lapointe and McKinley Rioux; grandmothers Elaine Smith, Jackie LaPointe, Linda LaPointe and Diane Shorey; great-grandmother Marcia Moody; numerous aunts and uncles.

IVA CUNNINGHAM

OAKLAND––Iva (knox) Cunningham, 75, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Iva was born on July 19, 1942, in Oakland, the daughter of Ivan and Lottie Knox.

She was employed at the shoe shop in Norridgewock and the Scott Paper Company, in Winslow, but for the majority of her life she was a homemaker. Iva was a woman of private nature and loved unconditionally–she loved her children and her home.

She was predeceased by her parents; granddaughter Kristen Lawler; and three sisters Muriel Gallagher, Arlene Dowl, and Jeannette Collins.

Iva is survived by her husband Kenny; daughter Kathy Lawler and her boyfriend Jim Smith, daughter Kelly Leeman; son Kenneth III and wife Kristen; daughter Trisha Brown and husband Michael; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her sister Barbara Poulin.

ALLAN N. ROBINSON

OAKLAND––Allan N. Robinson of Oakland, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of Allan and May Robinson.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in mechanical engineering. His career was spent in the pulp and papermaking industry, predominantly with Scott Paper Company/S.D. Warren/Sappi.

Allan and his first wife Sarah (Sally) emigrated from Scotland in 1957 to Montreal, Canada, and then moved to the USA in 1960. They divorced in 1985, and she sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010.

Allan married his soul mate, Randy, in 1989. They shared many years of traveling together and were blessed to spend their last years together being “snowbirds” between Maine and Florida––the best of both worlds as he described it.

Allan will be remembered for his honesty, sense of humor and willingness to help others when in need. He had a brilliant memory for historical events and an enviable amount of knowledge on world events. In 2012, he felt great pride in publishing his memoirs titled “God Help Us.”

He was predeceased by his parents; father/mother-in-law Raymond and Loretta (Berube) Bussell; stepson Tracey Gray; brother-in-law Gary French; sister-in-law Pauline Avery; and nephew Grant Wilson.

Allan is survived by his wife, Randy; his sons Andrew and wife Paula, Ian and wife Jennie, and stepdaughter, Amy and husband Michael Doyle; siblings Christina and husband William Wilson, of Toronto, Canada, and Clement and wife Anne Robinson, of Shrewsbury, England; six grandchildren, Adam, Cameron, Nathan, Meghan, Jordan and Rhyleigh; as well as nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Bowdin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham ME 04086-1240, or MaineGeneral Community Care, Hospice Program, P.O. Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.

JANIS HALLORAN-DAHL

WINSLOW––Janis Ann Halloran-Dahl, 67, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 22, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born on June 13, 1950, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Mary (Rudnik) and Joseph Weronko.

She graduated from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, with a degree in fine arts.

Making her way East with her first husband, Matthew Halloran, she worked for the State of Maine Department of Human Services focusing on elder care. She was known as an expert researcher and lecturer on the subject and was invited to various places throughout the country to speak on being a caregiver and the resources needed to be successful in providing this specialized care.

Jan enjoyed traveling, hiking, cross-country skiing, tending to her flower and vegetable garden or mowing over two acres of lawn; she simply liked being out and about. In quieter moments, Jan enjoyed reading novels and cultivating her faith life. She was also a great supporter of animal rights.

She will be remembered for her outgoing friendliness, her fashion sense and appreciating a bargain.

She was predeceased by her husband Matthew; her mother, Mary; and her brother, Richard Weronko.

Jan is survived by her husband, Dr. Bernhoff “Bernie” Dahl, M.D., of Winslow and Winterport; as well as her father, Joseph Weronko, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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

Donations in Jan’s memory should be made to Edythe Dyer Community Library, 269 Main Road, North Hampden ME 04444, or Winslow Public Library, Town of Winslow, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow ME 04901.

JILL A. DYER

WINSLOW––Jill Anne Dyer, 37, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was born in Waterville on March 28, 1980, and was the daughter of Colin and Hazel (Barton) Dyer.

She attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and worked for many years helping in the behavioral health field.

She grew up in Palermo and attended the Palermo Christian Church throughout her childhood. Jill loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed playing disc golf, camping, whitewater rafting, road trips, and listening to music. She was an avid Star Wars fan and her favorite movie was Alice in Wonderland. She loved watching movies; a hobby she learned and inherited from her mom and dad.

Jill dreamed of traveling around the United States and wanted nothing more than to be able to take her children with her. In addition to her hopes to explore, Jill also found beauty in the moon and stars as she found that they made her feel calm and peaceful. One of her ambitions was to open a flower shop because the vibrant colors, scents, and the beauty of them uplifted her spirit.

She will be remembered for her contagious laughter, her sensitivity and kindness, and her love for her children, always meeting their needs before her own.

She is survived by her children, Connor Michael Gay and Emma Jane Gay; her parents Colin and Hazel Dyer; siblings Aaron and wife Lisa, Portia, Brent and wife Koren Dyer; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

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

ERNEST WATSON

PALERMO––Ernest Watson passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at an Augusta hospital following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1928, the son of Clarence and Alda Baker Watson.

He was a Red Sox baseball fan, enjoyed fishing and playing cribbage.

He is survived by Georgia, his wife of 60 years; two daughters Sheila Schooler and Barb Connor, or Oregon and Wendy and Tim Durham, of Connecticut; four sons, Jeffrey, of Palermo, David and Ramona, of China, Dennis, of Palermo, Philip and Tracy, of Hope; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A remembrance service will be held at the Sheepscot Fish and Game Club in Palermo on Saturday, February 17, at 1 p.m.

LOUISE O’BRIEN

FAIRFIELD––Louise Ethel (Jung) O’Brien, 89, died Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Born in Peabody, Massachusetts, June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Ethel (Knowlton) Jung.

She graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1945.

Louise was a dedicated volunteer at the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, where she served on the board of directors and spent countless hours helping her community. Beyond working at the pantry, she enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, gardening, and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Louise was predeceased by her husband Edward O’Brien; and son Robert O’Brien.

She leaves behind two sons, Richard O’Brien and wife Patricia (Calnan) O’Brien, of Lynn, Massachusetts, and Scott O’Brien, of Waterville; three grandchildren, Emily (O’Brien) Broderick and husband Michael, of Salem, Massachusetts, Nasstassja and Bethany Karter-O’Brien, both of Maine; five great-grandchildren; and Jeffrey Karter, of Waterville, who was like a son to her.

JACKIE E. ROWE

VASSALBORO––Jackie E. Rowe, 58, of Vassalboro, passed away following a short illness on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at a hospice care facility in Scarborough. Jackie was born on February 20, 1959, the daughter of Edwina Rowe, of Vassalboro (deceased) and the late Jack Rowe.

Jackie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite things were listening to music and going to craft shows.

She is survived by her brother, David, and sister-in-law, Sharon, of Benton.

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

JEROME N. GRAVEL

WINSLOW––Jerome Norman Gravel, 91, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the VA Medical Center, Togus. Jerome was born in Waterville on August 25, 1926, the son of Joseph and Marie (King) Gravel.

Jerome served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

During the late 60s and 70s, Jerome co-owned Bee’s Diner, in Winslow, with his brother, Romeo, and was a short order cook for Ken’s Family Restaurant, Winslow.

Jerome was a devote Catholic and enjoyed cooking, bowling and fishing. He was a member of MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835 in Winslow.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Frank (Hutchie), Roland (Pee-Wee), and Romeo (Meio) Gravel.

Jerome is survived by his daughter, Lisa Rifenbark and husband, Jason, of Winslow; nephews, Joseph (Rocky) Gravel and wife Lisa, their children Kyle and Matthew, of Winslow, John Gravel and wife Phyllis, of Benton; niece, Joan Corey and husband Thomas, of Waterville; great-nieces and nephews, Melissa Brown and husband Nick, and their children Kaylin and Dylan.

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

STEPHEN L. MILLER

WINSLOW – Stephen Lee Miller, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Togus Spring’s Hospice at the Togus Facility, in Augusta. He was born September 29, 1957, in Waterville, the son of Lee M. and Carleen (Bragg) Miller.

He attended China Elementary School and Winslow High School, earning his GED in 1975. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army as a motor transport operator from 1976 to 1978 when he was honorably discharged. Stephen had worked for H.T. Winters, in Winslow, Blaine Casey Construction, in China, Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, track crew, and finally as a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and ice fishing.

Stephen is survived by two daughters, Michelle Miller and fiancé Jack Kimball, of Auburn, Jayde Miller, and son Ethan Miller, both of North Vassalboro; mother, Carleen N. Miller, of Winslow; a step-father, John Bragg, of Winslow; sister, Brenda L. Blair and husband Michael W., of Clinton; three brothers, Jeffrey L. Miller and partner Lauri Brewster, of Winslow, Wayne W. Miller and wife Jill, of Winslow, Kenneth R. Miller, of China; uncles, Grover Bragg of China, and Mavel Bragg, of Oakland; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Lee M. Miller and brother, Bruce E. Miller.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. A celebration of his life will follow at the Augusta V.F.W. Post 887, Leighton Road, Augusta.

Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Research, Maine Medical Center Philanthropy Department, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.

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

Obituaries, Week of February 1, 2018

JULIANN L. O’CONNOR

FAIRFIELD – Juliann “Julie” Lucy O’Connor, 56, passed away at her home in Fairfield, Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was born in Au­gusta on Febru­ary 14, 1961, the daughter of Ernest O’C­onnor and Loretta (Spaul­ding) O’Connor Rabassa.

She spent the majority of her life in Largo, Florida, with her two rescue dogs, Petey and Ginger. She moved to Maine to be with her family, which meant the most to her.

Julie had many self-taught skills, there was nothing she couldn’t teach herself how to do. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her flower gardens and loved the ocean. She spent her life as a determined, smart, independent, beautiful woman. She was so special, she touched everyone she met in such a powerful way; we are all better people because of her.

Julie is survived by her mother, Loretta (Spaulding) Rabassa; sisters, Vicki Tourtelotte, Nancy Wood, Diana Savage and husband Todd; brothers, Peter and John O’Connor; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Ernest O’Connor.

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

Memorial donations may be made to ones local humane society.

RONALD E. CUNNINGHAM

AUGUSTA – Ronald E. Cunningham, 74, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, following a long battle with cancer.

Ronnie was born in Au­gusta on March 3, 1943, the son of Montie Sr. and Mar­guerite (Rain­ey) Cunningham. He attended Vassalboro schools. He was employed by White and Bradstreets used Auto Parts, in Augusta, O’Connor Motors, in Augusta, where he opened the Collision Center. After that he was self employed.

He married Helen Staples on August 15, 1992. Since then they have lived in Augusta. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of 25 years; daughter, Julia, of Pennsylvania and sons Timothy and wife Jennifer, Darrin and his wife Debbie, all of Winthrop, Mathew and his wife Angie, of South China; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Kyle, Daniel, Karrisa, Stephanie, Tyler and Allyson; seven great-grandchildren, 8 brothers and sisters, Robert, Montie Jr., Gwendolyn (Glendon), Donna, Brenda, Jacqueline (Tim), Darrell (Lori), and Cheryl (James); and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on January 28, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the South China Legion Hall. Please come and share your thoughts and stories.

BERNARD E. DAVIS

CHINA – Bernard E. Davis, 75, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at his home in China. He was born June 8, 1942, in Augusta, the son of Elden and Carmen (Farrington) Davis.

He was educated in the schools of China. On February 14, 1975, he married the former Barbara Davis, in Palermo.

Bernard is survived by a son, Keith Davis and wife Marie, of Litchfield; two daughters, Annette Bickford and Lisa Davis, both of China; two step-daughters, Charlene Pressey and husband George, of Chelsea, and April Vernesoni and husband Harry, of Florida; step-son, Parker Curtis and partner Michelle Orlan, of Palermo; brothers, Jeffrey Davis, of China, John Davis and wife Nancy, of Albion, Patrick Davis, of China, Mick Davis Sr., of China, Anthony Davis and wife Deb, of China; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Davis; son, Kevin Davis; and brother, Gregory Davis.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

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

JOAN G. HARRINGTON

WINDSOR – Joan Gloria (Cote) Harrington, 79, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born November 23, 1938, in Augusta, the daughter of Arsene and Cecile (Lebel) Cote.

She was educated in the schools of Augusta and graduated from Cony High School in 1956. On January 13, 1958, she married Paul E. Harrington, Sr., in Gardiner. Joan was employed for many years at Etonic Shoe, in Richmond, Truitt Brothers, in Gardiner, Weiss Uniform, in Augusta, and Grondon’s, in Augusta. She had been a member of St. Denis Church, in Whitefield since 1967. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening, and baking. She also enjoyed her trips to the coast, New Harbor, for a “lobstah.”

Joan is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul E. Harrington Sr., of Windsor; two sons, Paul E. Harrington Jr. and wife Nita, of China, Eric L. Harrington, of Windsor; three daughters, Brenda J Moody, of Crystal River, Florida, Cecilia M. Cater and husband Scott, of Windsor, Cynthia C. Smith and husband Ed, of Gardiner; one sister, Laurette O’Brien, of Farmingdale; two brothers, Donald Cote and wife Lorraine, of Sidney, Arsene “Joe” Joseph Cote and wife Rena, of Ft. Myers, Florida; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. Denis Church, Whitefield.

The burial will be at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Email: donors@stjude.org.

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

ROLAND E. BILODEAU

WINSLOW – Roland E. Bilodeau, 92, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born May 26, 1925 in Waterville, the son of Pierre J. and Mabel M. (LaCombe) Bilodeau.

He was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1943. Roland was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He then continued his education at the University of Maine, Orono, graduating in 1950. He was employed as a chemical engineer in the pulp and paper industry for 38 years and over the years worked for Hollingsworth and Whitney, Scott Paper Co., both in Winslow, and S.D. Warren, in Hinckley. On November 9, 1992, he married the former Marie Jeanne Cyr, in Caribou.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow, and the American Legion. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, and coin collecting.

Roland is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marie Jeanne (Cyr) Bilodeau, of Winslow; son, John Bilodeau and wife Karen Andrus, of Winslow; daughter, Diane Smith and husband Frederick, of Watertown, Wisconsin; brother, Gerald Bilodeau and wife Madeline, of Newton, Massachusetts; three step-sons, Claude Dugas and wife Diane, Pierre Dugas and wife Margoliene, and Guy Dugas and wife Guylaine, all of Maria, Provice in Québec, Canada; five grandsons, Nicholas Bilodeau and partner Jessica Davis, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Michael Bilodeau and partner Melissa Reynolds, of Portland, Stephen Smith and wife Heather, of Wisconsin, Eben Andrus, of Portland, and Timothy Andrus and partner Cecily Glowick, of Portland; five granddaughters, Amanda Bilodeau, of Cape Elizabeth, Rebekah Brusven and husband Gregg, Ruth Ann Wesemann and husband Cory, Sharon Leofilos and husband Allen, all of Wisconsin, and Elusia Andrus and partner Thomas Creighton, of Dillon, Colorado; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Roland was predeceased by his parents and his first wife Rose (Poulin) Bilodeau.

Memorial donations may be made to the Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347. This foundation benefits wounded and injured veterans and their families.

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

RONALD A. LEPAGE

WINSLOW – Ronald A. Lepage, 69, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at D’Youville Pavillion, in Lewiston. He was born September 21, 1948, in Lew­iston, the son of Levis and Yvonne (La­fleur) Lepage.

He was educated in the schools of Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1966. He was employed for 30 years as a ship designer at Bath Iron Works. He was a member of the St. Louis Church, in Auburn, and of the National Rifleman Association. Ronald enjoyed coin collecting, antique autos, reading and doing research, hunting, fishing, computer programming, loved animals, especially birds, and drinking Moxie.

Ronald is survived by his sister, Jeanne Luce and husband David, of Winslow; two godchildren, Arthur Jones, of West Des Moines, Iowa, Kathleen Lepage, of Polk City, Iowa; eight nephews, Ryan Jones, of Thomaston, Mark LePage, of Pelham, New Hampshire, Carl Lepage, Gregory Lepage, both of Connecticut, Robert Lepage, David Lepage, both of Wisconsin, Christopher Lepage, of Minnesota, and James Lepage, of Massachusetts; four nieces, Danielle Jones, of Washington, DC, Mary Anne (LePage) Kinney, of Knox, Deborah (Lepage) Burgess, of Connecticut, and Jennifer Lepage, of Montana.

He was predeceased by his parents, Levis and Yvonne Lepage; brothers, Henry, Paul, Daniel, and Raymond; and a special uncle to all, Robert LaFleur.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

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

GERALD E. GAGNON

WINSLOW – Gerald E. Gagnon, 86, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, at his home. He was born March 2, 1931, in Benton, the son of Francis and Marion (Dyer) Gagnon.

He is predeceased by his wife of 58 years Lucille Evelyn Gagnon, his mother, father and brother Francis Jr.

He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1953 due to family hardship following the death of his father. He married the former Lucille Levasseur on June 16, 1956, in Winslow.

He is survived by his four daughters: Debbie Savage, of Skowhegan, Linda Wood and husband James, of Fairfield, Cindy Gagnon and partner Joyce Wyand, of Benton, and Kathleen Gagnon-Rood and husband Michael, of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Jeremy Gagnon, of Fairfield, Angela, Robert and Lucia Haywood, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard Haywood, of Long Beach, California, and Antoinette Gagnon, of Augusta; and eight great-grandchildren: Gavin Lachance, Isaiah and Iriahnna Haywood, Deacon and Makalya Gagnon, Aaliyah and Aarikah Haywood and Rowan Pooler; siblings Ronald Gagnon, Beatrice Roy, Dianne Davis and many nieces, nephews and their children.

Gerald worked for Maine Central Railroad for 30 years. While working there, he also enjoyed raising a small herd of beef cows. He loved the life of farming. After his retirement, he opened C&G Antique Shop where he enjoyed buying and selling antiques and refinishing oak furniture. He and his wife Lucille loved to travel every January and February to warmer climates. They spent many winters in El Paso, Texas, and eventually Panama City, Florida. They made many lifelong friends throughout North America during their travels.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, February 7, at 11 a.m., at St. John Catholic Church, 26 Monument St, Winslow. At his request there will be no public viewing held.

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation , 4601 Forbes Blvd, Suite #130, Lanham, Mryland 20706.

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

PHILIP MATHER

SOUTH CHINA – Philip Mather, 94, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was born in Brunswick on June 22, 1923, to Frederick and Vera Clif­ford Mather.

He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1942. He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, spending 15 months with the 8th Air Force in England as an aerial gunnery instructor. He graduated from Gordon College in 1950 then did one year of graduate studies at Columbia Bible College.

He married the former Doris Johnson on September 22, 1951. She passed away June 28, 1993.

Philip pastored Baptist churches for 36 years including Holmes Bay and Kennebec, Kingfield, Mapleton, Dexter, Yarmouth and Blaine. He continued preaching as an interim pastor in Liberty, South Montville and Windsor following retirement.

He is survived by three children: Alan Mather and his wife Bobbi, of South China, Stephen Mather and his wife Anastasia, of Staten Island, New York, and Beth Froman, of Fairfield; and 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sisters Glenna and her husband Mark Randall, of York, Barbara Ruszczyk, of Harpswell, and Doris Victoria Stevens, of Brunswick.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 3, at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., in Brunswick, with a reception to follow in the Stetson’s Funeral Home Family Reception Center. Spring interment will be in New Meadows Cemetery, Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086. A life tribute may be viewed and memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

OTHERS DEPARTED

DEBRA A. HASKE, 61, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at her home. She was born in Waterville on September 27, 1956, the daughter of Donald and Marlene Ann Pryor, of Benton. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Donna Jane Wilson, of Benton, and a brother, James Darren Pryor, of Waterville.

JEAN P. HOUSTON, 84, of Waterville, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Brenda Houston, of Oakland; granddaughter Christie Holt, of Winslow, and her sons Jordan Holt and Colby Robertson; grandson, John Lessard, of Oakland, and his children Jonathan and Lily Wilkie; brother, Wayne Delaware, of Winslow; cousin, Jeanne Belanger, of Winslow.

CLARENCE H. JONES, 98, of Bingham, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Sandy River Center, in Farmington. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Rogers-Bull, and her husband Lief, of Solon.

LOCAL TIES

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

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

Obituaries, Week of January 25, 2018

HERBERT L. CATES

EAST VASSALBORO – Herbert Louis Cates, 94, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, following a month of serious illness. He was born on September 2, 1923, at the East Vas­sal­boro Family Homestead, the seventh of 12 children of Benjamin Harold Sr. and Anabel Ingraham Cates.

He loved being with his family, lobster dinners, trips to the ocean, watching the Rose Bowl, Sunday drives and singing hytor for more than 50 years.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Coralene Driscoll Withee; both parents; brothers Maynard, George, Ben and Carleton, and sisters Helen Wyman, Margaret Cates, Effie Cates, Marian Murray, June Rodis and Ann Higgins.

He is survived by four children, Peter, of East Vassalboro, and one daughter; Stephen and wife Emily, of South China, and two children and six-grandchildren; Laura Pooler, and husband Dana, of Afton, New York, and four daughters and 13 grandchildren; and Brian and wife Teresa, of Naples, Florida, and two sons.

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

MARCIA F. COOK

FAIRFIELD – Marcia Fuller Cook, 76, of Fairfield, died on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston. She was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, to the Rev. Clarence and Anora (Peavey) Fuller.

Marcia spent her childhood in Melrose, Massachusetts, and cherished summers at the family camp on Lake Winnipesaukee where she was known for a mean game of “keep-away” and for boating across the lake alone joyfully singing “Rock Around the Clock” at the top of her lungs as if nobody could hear.

While attending the University of Maine in Orono she met Keith E. Cook, and they were married on June 15, 1963. She taught elementary school in the Greater Bangor Area for several years before taking a break to raise three children: Scott Fuller, Michael Keith, and Laurie Beth Cook.

Having completed a master’s degree in adult literacy at the University of Maine, Marcia entered a career of service in the Maine adult education system. She had a deep and profound commitment to adult literacy and served in several leadership positions both as administrator and teacher, most recently at the Maine State Department of Education and the Winthrop School District. She led by her passionate example, and she held her colleagues dearly.

She enjoyed reading, music, time with her family, and most recently loved playing ukulele with the Merry Plinksters, in Farmington, as well as other local ensembles. She performed in the spirit of service at community and civic events as well as the Central Maine Homeless Shelter. This experience brought her great joy and the opportunity to share her joy with others.

Marcia loved the ocean and cherished time she spent with family at Pemaquid Point. She was a member of the Waterville United Church of Christ, and enjoyed volunteering within the church community where she provided leadership on the Mission Committee. Marcia’s welcoming personality found common ground within diversity. She was an active member of the central Maine community, and those who knew her appreciated her kind and joyful spirit. She was positive, caring, and loved to laugh.

She is survived by her husband, Keith Cook, of Fairfield; children Scott Cook (Megan Landry), of Gorham, Michael Cook, of Centreville, Virginia, and Laurie Cook, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Sean Cook, of Newport, Rhode Island, Rebecca Cook, of Waterville, Isabelle Cook, and Carter Landry, both of Gorham; great-granddaughter Lily Cook, of Newport, Rhode Island; sister Carolyn (Everett) Fuchs, of Hudson, Wisconsin; brother David (Susan) Fuller, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio; and many cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation at www.mainecancer.org or the Mid-Maine Homeless shelter at http://www.shelterme.org/donate1.html.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

ERNEST J. PHAIR JR., 96, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Locally, he is survived by a brother Robert Phair, and a sister, Shirley Roy, both of Winslow.

FORMER RESIDENT

HELEN A. ALEXANDER, 96, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville. She was born in Unity on August 28, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Mamie (Murch) Gerald. Locally, she is survived by her son, Lynwood Alexander and wife Marie, of Fairfield, and daughters Judith Trundy and husband Gerald, and Brenda Drew and her husband Roger, all of Unity.

Obituaries, Week of January 18, 2018

JUDITH WILDE

OAKLAND – Judith Wilde, 75, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, following a hard battle with leukemia. She was born April 1, 1942, and lived in Oakland.

Judy attended the Tapley School, in Oakland, and completed three years of Williams High, in Oakland. She later achieved her GED.

Judy’s career included driving buses, and working in real estate. Judy also worked as an assistant dental hygienist.

Judy loved to draw, to puzzles and she was a wonderful cook. Judy loved gardening, especially her greenhouse in Mercer. She enjoyed visits and almost daily walks with several neighbors. She enjoyed riding her scooter to the pond in Oakland and spending time with friends and family.

In no particular order, she is survived by sisters Anne Norman and Virginia Adams, both of Waterville and Oakland; nephews and nieces Leigh Stevens, Coleen Gooldrup, Jennifer Walker, Benjamin Norman, Danny, Wesley, and Kelly Adams, all of Central Maine; grandchildren and a great-grandchild, Eva and Rea Rodrigue, of Gorham, Tobias Baker, Aurora, Emma and Cornelia Wilde, of Moss, Norway; cousins Donna Radcliff, of Florida, Martha Carole, in Brewer, Bobby Byerly, of San Diego, California, Patty Wilde, of Norridgewock, Richard and Dennis Wilde, and Julie Wilde Howard, of Mercer, Grace Smith, Brenda Jagoe, Gladys Buraglia, Joyce Neuberg and Bette Wiseman, all of New Brunswick, Canada, and Don Graham, of Ontario, Canada; former husband Robert Annis, of Rockland; children Sarah Rodrigue, of Gorham, James Baker, of Belgrade and Michael Baker, of Moss, Norway.

All friends and family are invited to join in the celebration of her life on Sunday, January 28 at the Oakland American Legion, from noon to 4 p.m. Bring your stories about Judy and a potluck meal to share.

IRVING E. WRIGHT

OAKLAND – Irving E. Wright, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his home following a long illness. He was born January 24, 1926, the son of Warren “Gus” Wright and Lillian Wheeler Wright.

He attended Boylston High School, in Boylston, Massachusetts. He married the former Joyce Bickford, in Westboro, Massachusetts, in 1953.

Irving lived a life of hard work, starting as a boy on the family farm and making a living as a carpenter and owner of his own business. Irving and Joyce lived in North Grafton, Massachusetts, for 15 years before moving to Augusta in 1969.

He was a Mason and Shriner in both states and worked tirelessly for that cause. He loved their cottage on Great Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, and his winter home in Florida, where he could go boating and fishing anytime he wanted. He often said his cottage was the prettiest spot on the lake.

His love for cribbage was unbelievable as he would play for hours at a a time.

Irving is survived by his wife Joyce, of 65 years; son, Barry Wright and his partner Sherry Stevens, of Livermore Falls; one granddaughter, Jessica Mullen and husband Brian; three great-grandsons.

He was predeceased by his son, Bruce Wright; parents Gus and Lillian; and six brothers.

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 Rd., Waterville, ME 04901, or UNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Rd., South Portland, ME 04106.

RODNEY A. McALEER

BENTON – Rodney Allen McAleer, 63, formerly of Benton, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a long illness. He was born in Waterville on May 2, 1954, the son of the late Robert A. and Christine B. (Bugold) McAleer.

He was a hockey player, and graduate of Waterville High School. Rodney was an avid sports fan who enjoyed all sports. He also loved fishing, no matter what time of year.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dawn (Gurney) McAleer, who passed away on August 15, 2014.

Rodney will be missed by his sisters, Bobbi Sagendorf, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Randie Ennis, and husband Phillip, of Goldsboro, North Carolina; stepson Justin Leibowitz, of Waterville; stepdaughter Lisa Coleman, of North Carolina; grandchildren Leticia Messier, of Vermont, Alecia Rexford and Savannah Coleman, both of New Hampshire; great-grandson Killian Ronin Messier; and nephews Andrew Cronin and his wife Marianne, of Natick, Massachusetts, and Brian Cronin and family, of Andover, Massachusetts.

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

DANIEL J. LAJOIE

BENTON – Daniel J. Lajoie, 71, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a brief illness. He was born in Augusta on August 27, 1946, the son of Raymond J. Lajoie and Elizabeth M. (Rousel) Lajoie.

Daniel graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta. He served honorably in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Digital Equipment Corp., as an engineering tech for 28 years.

Daniel was predeceased by his parents; his wife Donna (Atkinson) Lajoie; son Christopher E. Lajoie.

Surviving are a son, Daniel J. Lajoie Jr.; two brothers Donovan G. Lajoie, of Acton, and Mark A. Lajoie, of Bedford, New Hampshire; a sister Sylvia A. Lajoie, of Portland, and Carole Boudreau and June Powell; several nieces and nephews.

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

BARBARA M. GREENLAW

FAIRFIELD – Barbara M. Greenlaw, 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born on July 25, 1926, to Hugh Allen and Lia Belle (Trimm) Fox Sr., in Blanchard.

Barbara graduated from Guilford High School in 1944. Following high school, she worked in the weave room at the American Woolen Company, in Dover-Foxcroft.

Barbara soon decided to seek employment at the Sisters of Charity Hospital, in Waterville, where she began her nursing studies at the Seton Institute School of Nursing, in Waterville. Her continued educational training took her to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, and masters graduate wortk in psychiatrics at the Seton Institute School of Nursing, in Baltimore, Maryland. Following World War II, Barbara worked at military hospitals in Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida and Key West, Florida.

She returned to Maine and continued her career in nusring at the Sisters Hospital, in Waterville. There she met Dr. William Greenlaw and they married in 1955. They shared 23 years together, raising their family.

Barbara maintained her nusring license as a registered nurse until 2002.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Fireside Chapter #103, and volunteered her time as an educator for Waterville’s Adult Education.

Barbara was very talented. She was artistic and could design, paint, or build almost anything. No project was too big or too small.

She enjoyed her cars. She loved to travel and see the countryside from her car. She always remarked, “This is fun.”

She had a terrific sense of humor. She loved to tell stories and hold everyone’s attention; she loved to please a crowd.

She enjoyed talking with her “boys” from Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, and later with her crew at Kennebec River Development Park. She was always part of the crew.

She was the “voice of reason.” Her family loyalty and compassion were her priorities. Barbara will be remembered for her compassion for all creatures, two-legged, four-legged or winged, she was always the caregiver.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. William Greenlaw; brothers Hugh Allen Fox Jr., of Newport, Vermont, and Colby George Fox, MIA, Kuni-Ri, North Korea; parents and an aunt Clara Willard Fox.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda; sons Jason and companion Toni, and Hollis and wife Angela; and grandchildren, Claire, Abigail and Austin William.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Barbara M. Greenlaw Scholarship for Nursing, Lawrence High School, Fairfield, ME 04937.

NANCY M. GREENE

FAIRFIELD – Nancy M. Greene, 81, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born in Madison on April 19, 1936, to the late William and Phylis (Graf) Morrison.

Nancy had many different jobs. She worked for the Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, Norwalk Shoes, in Norridgewock, and she also made Christmas wreaths in Skowhegan. Her favorite job of all and the one she will be most remembered was being an amazing mother and companion.

Nancy enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with family, and cooking. She really enjoyed days at camp catching the fish and cooking them for dinner.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister Mary, brother Reid and step-daughter Jane.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mervin; children Susan and her husband George, Mervin Jr. and wife Dottie, James and wife Debbie, Sharon and husband Eddie, Hawley and wife Debbie, and Trudy and fiancé Ronney; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Joan, brother Butch; stepdaughter Jean; many nephews and nieces.

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

JANICE L. LOMBARD

FAIRFIELD – Janice Lee Lombard, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in Waterville. She was born on March 10, 1939, the daughter of Samuel E. and Thelma F. Jones, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Jan loved singing and was in chorus in high school in Belleville Township, Illinois. She graduated from Belleville in 1957. In 1959, she met William David Lombard while working at her aunt’s Christian bookstore in Pensacola, Florida. He was a Naval aviator at the time, about to begin seminary college. They exchanged vows on August 7, 1959, and were married for 59 years.

Janice Lee Lombard loved being a part of her husband’s (a pastor) churches as a teacher and Sunday School administrator. A dedicated and talented singer, she also led the choir and participated as a singer late into life. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics and the scenery of coastal Downeast Maine. She was a wonderful cook, and loved feeding her large family.

They pastored several churches throughout the years, beginning at Texas Christian Children Homes, before moving to Maine. Their churches were Kingfield Baptist, South Gorham Baptist, Faith Baptist and Boothbay Harbor Baptist. Jan had a servant’s heart throughout her life and was loved by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Joanne Pike, in 2010.

Jan is survived by her husband William David; five children, William James, Faith, Deborah, Amy and Michael; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Linda Pease.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DALE M. HANSON, 81, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Augusta Rehabilitation. Locally, he is survived by a son, Dale Hanson Truland, of Vassalboro.

ROBERT W. HUFF, 92, of Dover New Hampshire, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, following a short illness. Locally, he is survived by a son, Wayne Huff, of Albion.

JOSEPH A. RICHARD JR., 72, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at an Augusta hospital. Locally, his survived by two children, Holly Murdock and husband George, of Unity; grandchildren Matthew and Amanga Cowette, and Shelby Murdock, all of Unity; sisters Sherry Prescott and husband Frank, of Clinton, and Nancy Richard, of Waterville.

ROBERT W. MANN, 80, of Dexter, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a son, Paul Mann and wife Francesca, of Waterville; grandchildren Victoria, Paul Jr., and Steven Mann, all of Waterville; great-grandson Mason Mann, of Waterville.

MICHAEL T. ATWATER SR., 61, of Gardiner, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Glenridge Nursing Home. Locally, he is survived by a grandson Brady Atwater, of Windsor.

WANDA L. LARRACEY, 51, of Canaan passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Larracey and companion Brett Proctor, of Oakland; and sister Lulu Trial and husband Peter, of Vassalboro.

THOMAS W. O’CONNOR, 54, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Stephen J. O’Connor and wife Rachel, of Vassalboro, and a nephew, Robert J. O’Connor, of Vassalboro.

GERALDINE M. FONTAINE, 93, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Emelie Ferland and husband Curt, of Vassalboro; and sister Marilyn Michaud and husband Roland, of Waterville.

EVERETT F. HIGGINS, 77, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Christine Jerolman, of Vassalboro; nieces Terri Blair, of Whitefield and Tina Breton, of Vassalboro; and nephew William Baker, of Belgrade.

NATHANIEL D. SULIM, 33, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by sisters, Adriana Killam and husband Paul, of Albion, and Jessica Knight and husband Denny, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARK L. RAYMOND, 47, of Old Orchard Beach, son of Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in Old Orchard Beach. He was born on July 27,1970, in Machias.

Mark graduated from Winslow High School in 1988. He had lived and worked in Old Orchard Beach for many years. Locally, he is survived by his parents Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow; his brother Ronald Raymond Jr., his sister Beth Ferry and her husband John, and sisters Rose, Wendy, and Desiree Raymond, all of Winslow; brother Jonn and his wife Megan, of Waterville; brother Steven Raymond, of Augusta.

Obituaries, Week of January 11, 2018

LLOYD E. BURT

UNITY ­– Lloyd (Buddy) Earl Burt, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Bangor. Buddy was born on April 29, 1932, in Burnham, where he resided most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.

Buddy worked for several companies throughout his life, including the Hartland Tannery and Vic Firth, in Newport. Lloyd was a longtime member of the Church of Christ, in Newport.

Buddy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and walking to Patterson’s store every morning for the newspaper.

Lloyd was happiest when reading the newspaper and watching NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics games.

He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Delia (Lester) Burt; sister Etta (Burt) Kelleher and brother Raymond Burt.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Elaine (Braley) Burt; sister Dorothy Vaughan; sons, Daniel Burt and wife Coreen and Randy Burt; daughter Kathy Burt and her fiance Lucas Murdock; 10 grandchildren: Cory and his fiance Becca Libby, Kyle, Jared, Zachary, Julia, Emma, Kendra and Jacqueline Burt, Joshua Dravo and Grace Cunningham; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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

RICHARD L. HODGES

PALMETTO, FLORIDA – Richard L. Hodges, 91, died at his home in Palmetto, Florida, on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was born on April 5, 1926, in Winslow, the son of Harvey and Mina Hodges.

He graduated from Winslow High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He married the former Marie Elizabeth Thompson, of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1946. They settled in Winslow before moving to Unity, where he owned and operated an Agway store. He later started hgis own trucking business, R. L. Hodges, Inc., which continues to operate today. In addition, they raised three children, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary prior to Marie’s death in 1997.

Richard is survived by his wife of 19 years, Patricia Hodges; three children, Marilyn H. Casciari, of Greenwich, Connecticut, Harvey W. Hodges II, and spouse Dyer Cook, of Orlando, Florida, and Richard A. Hodges and spouse Frances Hodges, of Unity; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

CARMEL FREDETTE

WINSLOW ­– Carmel Aa. Fredette, 72, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was born in Killaloe, County Claire, Ireland, on July 18, 1945

At 10 months old, she and her mother traveled by boat to Ellis Island to join her World War II Soldier father. Her name was added to the wall at Ellis Island along with her mother’s.

Carmel met her true love, Randall, at the Sydney Fair in 1959. She was the glue that held the family together. Her proudest moments were spent supporting all her grandchildren in their activities and sports, traveling anywhere to watch them. Even when she was at the hospital, she would inform the staff that she had to be out a certain time to attend these events. She was well known for being the Winslow wrestling assistant coach from the sidelines.

A familiar figure in the Winslow community, Carmel was employed by the school district for 44 years as a bus driver. During her time of driving she touched many lives and made a positive impact on their futures.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Rose; and her parents, Alfred and Kathleen Philbrick.

She is survived by her husband, Randall E. Fredette Sr.; and six children, Randall Emile Fredette Jr., Kevin Fredette and wife Carol, Eileen Richards and husband Bruce, Todd Fredette and wife Lori, Tara Fredette and fiancé Mike Fredericks, Donald Demers and wife Marsha; sister, Eva Whitney; a great-aunt, Pearl McMahon; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30309

ALTHEA L. HENDERSON

VASSALBORO ­– Althea Louise Henderson, 95, of Vassalboro died on Friday, December 29, 2017. Althea was born in Sherman Mills on January 15, 1922.

Althea worked for A.M.H. I. for 27 years as an occupational therapist, and continued to work after retirement as an activities coordinator at nursing homes.

Althea had a way of making everyone she met feel special. She would light up a room with her infectious smile and contagious personality.

She wrote poems and songs that continue to touch the hearts of many, and it seemed at times her talent was endless. Althea made countless quilts, enjoyed painting, and every grandchild could count on mittens for Christmas. She loved to entertain in every sense of the work. Whether she was baking blueberry cake and apple pies, or singing, she made it known her heartbeat was her family. Her love of family was preceded only by her love for God. From teaching Sunday school, community outreach, and her mission trips to Taiwan, her life was a beautiful example of the heart of a servant.

She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Lyle Henderson; and grandchildren Peter, Timothy, Matthew, and Rebekah.

Althea is survived by her eight children, Walter and wife Terry Henderson, Bonnie and husband Peter Stetson, Lorna and husband Sherwood Bumps, William and wife Teresa Henderson, Dana and wife Robbie Henderson, Dora and husband Peter Hickey, Wade and wife Michele Henderson, Joyce and husband Dick Roach; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Beryl, Joyce, Helen, and George.

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

JEANNETTE M. VIGUE

WATERVILLE – Jeannette M. Vigue, 92, died as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born in Waterville on February 26, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Leona Lagasse. On June 19, 1941, she married Valaire Vigue, and together they raised 11 children.

She was an amazing woman who always had a radiant smile. Jeannette loved going out to eat, going to casinos and playing bingo. On Friday and Saturday nights you would find her going out to listen and dance to country music with her sister Margaret and several friends.

Jeannette was predeceased by her parents, her husband Valaire, son Fredrick, daughters Lorraine and Maryann; great-grandson Dominic, several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Raymond Vigue and wife Linda, of Winslow, Robert Vigue, of Waterville, Norman Vigue, of Winslow, Armand Vigue and wife June, of Oakland, David Vigue and partner Debbie, of Benton; daughters Annette Landry, of Winslow, and Nancy Vigue and Rosemarie Liberty, both of Oakland (with whom Jeannette resided); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister Margaret Woodbury; and several nieces and nephews.

WILMA A. STEWART

UNITY ­– Wilma Alice (Clark) Stewart, 88, of Unity, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Wilma was born in Stratton on June 15, 1929, a twin daughter of Norris and Julia (York) Clark.

She attended the Stratton area schools. In 1946, she married Paul Stewart, of Thorndike, and started their life together in Stratton.

After beginning a family together, they moved to East Thorndike where Wilma started a long time career as a waitress at Max’s Restaurant as well as the Homestead Restaurant, both in Unity. She was a member of the Thorndike Fireman’s Auxiliary, the Rebekah’s Lodge of Monroe, the Pythian Sisters of Stratton, the Red Hat Society, the Harvest Moon Grange #57, and the Benjamin Berry Unit #50, American Legion Auxiliary.

Wilma was well known in her community for her vivacious personality and infectious smile. Her personality would light up anybody’s mood. She could often be found volunteering for her community and making people feel special and loved. She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to “cut a rug” at family events and local dance halls. She was always laughing and smiling and helping others do the same.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul F. Stewart Sr., in 1988; father, Norris Clark, of Bingham; mother, Julia Goodwin, of Waterville; twin sister, Hilma Caldwell, of Waterville; and brother, Norris Clark, of Skowhegan.

She is survived by her children, son David Stewart and wife Mary, of Albion, daughter Linda Parker and husband Jerry, of Troy, and son Paul Stewart Jr. and wife Laura, of Unity; her grandchildren, Heidi Wilson and husband Steve, Michael Stewart and fiancée Nikki Zucco, Shaun Stewart and wife Suzette, Kurt Parker and wife Kerry, Randal Parker and wife Holly, Samantha Gogan, Nicolas Stewart and fiancée Hannah Russell, and Jessica Stewart; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Karlene Bacheldar; brother-in-law, Floyd Oakes and wife Gerda; and sister-in-law, Beverly Rollins and husband Gary; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Hall in Unity, followed by graveside services at the Center Cemetery in East Thorndike, May 12, 2018.

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

Memorial donations may be made to The American Legion Auxiliary Unity #50, Unity Me. Checks can be made out to ALA #50 and sent to Sharon Spaulding, Treasurer, 140 Detroit Road, Troy ME 04987.

MARY CREAMER

WHITEFIELD ­– Mary Creamer, 103, passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017, following a brief illness. Born on March 26, 1914, in Augusta, she was the daughter of Jason and Myrtie (Wright) Edgerly.

Mary grew up on a small farm in Whitefield, with two brothers, where she learned that hard work is the principle of living well. In 1933, Mary married James Creamer and they made their home in Kings Mills.

Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed working outside caring for her yard and gardens. Mary always had enough energy to do what she thought needed to be done, in the past ten years, she was caught shoveling snow and pulling pesky bamboo stalks that were invading her yard.

Mary was proud of her family and always looked forward to visits with them as well as visits with friends. She enjoyed helping people out by caring for children of neighbors and other families over the years. The Whitefield Historical Society honored Mary with the Boston Post Cane in 2010 at the age of 95,

Besides her parents, Masry was predeceased by her husband, James; brothers, Loring and Jason Edgerly; and son-in-law, Charles Grady.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Grady, of Whitefield; grandchildren, Darryl Grady and wife Jeanne, of Whitefield, Steve Grady and wife Jennifer, of Whitefield, and Valerie Pelletier and husband David, of Jefferson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Edgerly, of Woolwich and Saramae Edgerly, of Whitefield; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

There will be a graveside service at the Bristol Mills Cemetery on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Kings Mills Fire Department Association, P.O. Box 361, Coopers Mills ME 04341.

BETTY T. GLIDDEN

PALERMO ­– Betty T. Glidden, 83, of Palermo, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Gray Birch Nursing Home, in Augusta. Betty was born in Palermo on November 25, 1934, the daughter of John and Harriet Tibbetts.

She attended high school in Bingham and then went on to the Maine State Teachers College in Farmington, now known as University of Maine-Farmington. She married Howard E. Glidden, of Vassalboro, in 1957 and together they had four children.

Betty lived most of her life in Palermo and raised her family there. She was involved in 4H and was a long time member of the Grange and the Sheepscot Pond Fish and Game Association. Betty was best known as a teacher and principal at the Palermo Consolidated School. She touched the lives of many during her time as a teacher and taught in Palermo for over 30 years, even teaching all four of her children. She was an overseer of the poor and town health officer for a short time.

Along with her husband, Howard, she enjoyed gardening, working in her greenhouse, and selling vegetables to local residents and summer visitors on Sheepscot Pond. After her retirement from teaching, Betty and Howard traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, and Ireland. She enjoyed spending Tuesday afternoons with friends playing cards. Most of all, she loved being a grandmother and great-grammie.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Howard; her parents John and Harriet; and her sisters Frances T. Lenfest, Carolyn T. Ballantyne, and Sylvia Tibbetts.

Betty is survived by her son Rodny Glidden and wife Jane, of Palermo; her daughter Rebecca Glidden and her life partner Tom LaFreniere, of Freedom; her daughter Patricia Glidden, of China, her daughter Susan Leary and husband Frank, of Palermo; grandchildren, Zachary Glidden and wife Kathryn, of Enfield, Aaron Glidden and girlfriend Angela Connors, of Palermo, Samuel Glidden and wife Elena, of Raymond, Elizabeth Glidden, Paige Leary, Kelby Leary, all of Palermo, Braden Maillet and Cameron Maillet, of China, Ben Lafreniere and wife Brittany, of Sidney; great-grandchildren, Kaylene, Adalyn and Nash Glidden, of Palermo, Maxwell and James Glidden, of Raymond, Camille Glidden, of Enfield, and Mallary and Ben Hanke, of Palermo; her sisters Elsie T. Adams, of Palermo, Beryl T. Glidden, of Vassalboro, Marcia T. Taber, of New York; brother-in-law Roger Glidden, of Palermo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, January 13, at the Palermo Consolidated School at 1 p.m.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Betty Glidden Scholarship Fund, c/o the Palermo Consolidated School, 501 ME-3, Palermo ME 04354,

HARLAND E. YOUNG

CHINA – Harland E. Young passed away at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017, following a long illness with kidney disease.

Harland graduated from Erskine Academy in 1956.

He was employed by Central Maine Railroad and retired in 1987. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Central Lodge #45, in China.\

Harland and his wife of 56 years spent many years as “seasonal” at Sherwood Forest Campgrounds, in New Harbor. Many friends gathered and many friendships were formed around a “shared” campfire every year.

Earlier years were spent snowmobiling, hunting, and ice fishing with family and many friends. He had many stories to share on his many ice fishing trips to Chamberlain Lake.

He was predeceased by his wife Norma Jean (Northrup) Young; his father, Stanley T. Young; and his mother, Florence M. Young.

Harland is survived by his son, Alan D. Young, of China; his two daughters, Angela J. Young, of Augusta, and Ann M. Young, of South China; his grandson, Devin M. Young, of Wisconsin; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Aaliyah, of Augusta; his sister, Brenda Allen and husband Norman, of Augusta; and his niece, Lisa Naoum, of Augusta.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the China Volunteer Fire Department.

TAMMY S. SHAW

UNITY – Tammy S. Shaw, 49, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at her home in Unity. She was born January 14, 1968, in Plattsburgh, New York, the daughter of Gary and Sharon (Jones) Leeman.

She attended Palermo Consolidated School and Mt. View High School, in Thorndike, graduating in 1986. On September 8, 2000, she married Scott Shaw in Unity.

Tammy was employed by New Dimensions Credit Union, in Waterville, and Down East Credit Union, in Unity, as a loan officer. She was a notary and enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, and laying in the sun.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Scott Shaw, of Unity; two sons, Jacob Wilson and wife Jessica, of Benton, Kodi Scott Shaw, of Unity; daughter, Brooke Lynn Shaw, of Unity; parents, Gary and Sharon Leeman, of Palermo; parents-in-law, Dale and Sharon Shaw, of Unity; granddaughter, Haylei Wilson, of Benton; grandson, Hank Wilson, of Benton; four sisters, Jerry Rhoades and husband Rumple, of China, Laura Leeman, of Belfast, Terryanne Leeman, of Waterville, Amanda Worth and husband Kevin, of Palermo; brother, Guy Leeman and girlfriend Michaela, of Palermo; cousins (aka “big sisters”) Melanie Waterman, of Burnham and Valarie Tweedie, of Thorndike, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Brooke & Kodi College Fund, Down East Credit Union, PO Box 760, Unity ME 04988.

GERMAINE T. DAIGNEAULT

WINSLOW – Germaine Theresa (LaCroix) Daigneault passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, following a brave struggle with failing health. Born June 29, 1935, to Juliette and Denis LaCroix, in Waterville, Germaine was the oldest of three daughters, together, they spent their time singing around the piano and visiting downtown Waterville. A family of French-Canadian heritage, they grew up speaking French and regularly attending Mass. Her deep-rooted Catholic faith encompassed every aspect of her life.

After graduating from Winslow High School in 1953, Germaine met and married Frederick Daigneault, on July 11, 1959. The couple moved to Winslow soon after to raise their family of ten. While some would consider this overwhelming, a large family was her dream fulfilled. Later, she was overjoyed withy the addition of each grandchild. She especially treasured family time, hosting weekly Sunday dinners and celebrating the holidays.

Germaine will be remembered by entire family for her generosity and compassion.

Germaine was predeceased by her parents, Juliette and Denis LaCroix; and her sister, Lorette LaCroix.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick Daigneault; her sister, Gertrude Huard and her husband Roland; her 10 children and their spouses; her 33 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

IRVING E. WRIGHT

OAKLAND – Irving E. Wright, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his home in Oakland following a long illness. He was born January 24, 1926, the son of Warren “Gus” Wright and Lillian Wheeler Wright.

He attended Boylston High School in Boylston, Massachusetts.

He married Joyce Bickford, in Westboro, Massachusetts, in 1953. Irving loved and dedicated his life to his two sons Bruce and Barry; his granddaughter; and his three great-grandsons.

Irving lived a life of hard work, starting as a boy on the family farm and making a living as a carpenter and owner of his own business. Irving and Joyce lived in North Grafton, Massachusetts for 15 years before moving to Augusta in 1969.

He was a Mason and Shriner in both states and worked tirelessly for that cause. He loved their cottage on Great Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, and his winter home in Florida. Irving was a magnet to kids as he loved them all and they loved him. His love for cribbage was unbelievable as he would play for hours at a time.

He was predeceased by his son, Bruce Wright; his parents, Gus and Lillian; and six brothers.

Irving is survived by Joyce, his wife of 65 years; his son, Barry Wright and his partner Sherry Stevens, of Livermore Falls; one granddaughter, Jessica Mullen and husband Brian; and three great-grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901 or UNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland ME 04106.

OTHERS DEPARTED

MICHAEL T. ATWATER SR., 61, of Gardiner, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Glenridge Nursing Home. Locally, he is survived by a grandson Brady Atwater, of Windsor.

WANDA L. LARRACEY, 51, of Canaan passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Larracey and companion Brett Proctor, of Oakland; and sister Lulu Trial and husband Peter, of Vassalboro.

THOMAS W. O’CONNOR, 54, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Stephen J. O’Connor and wife Rachel, of Vassalboro, and a nephew, Robert J. O’Connor, of Vassalboro.

GERALDINE M. FONTAINE, 93, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Emelie Ferland and husband Curt, of Vassalboro; and sister Marilyn Michaud and husband Roland, of Waterville.

EVERETT F. HIGGINS, 77, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Christine Jerolman, of Vassalboro; nieces Terri Blair, of Whitefield and Tina Breton, of Vassalboro; and nephew William Baker, of Belgrade.

NATHANIEL D. SULIM, 33, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by sisters, Adriana Killam and husband Paul, of Albion, and Jessica Knight and husband Denny, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARK L. RAYMOND, 47, of Old Orchard Beach, son of Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in Old Orchard Beach. He was born on July 27,1970, in Machias.

Mark graduated from Winslow High School in 1988. He had lived and worked in Old Orchard Beach for many years. Locally, he is survived by his parents Ronald and Bertha Raymond, of Winslow; his brother Ronald Raymond Jr., his sister Beth Ferry and her husband John, and sisters Rose, Wendy, and Desiree Raymond, all of Winslow; brother Jonn and his wife Megan, of Waterville; brother Steven Raymond, of Augusta.b