Obituaries, Week of November 30, 2017

RONALD LIVELLARA

WINDSOR-–Ronald Livellara, 57, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, following a long-term battle with chronic pain. He was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 31, 1960.

Ron was a landscaper for several golf courses in Florida.

His life enjoyments ranged from riding roller coasters at Coney Island, to white water rafting in West Virginia, to traveling to Maine and seeing the home of his idol, Stephen King. He played drums with his brother Rick and Bob Klein in New York.

His biggest accomplishment was purchasing his first home with his wife, Lori, in Maine.

A Celebration of Life is planned for May 2018, in New York.

Donations to offset the costs of Ron’s passing may be made to Laura Livellara, 369 Windsor Neck Road, Windsor ME 04363.

GEORGE E. FORTIN

WINSLOW––George E. Fortin passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born in Winslow, on June 18, 1939, to Alphonse “Peter” and Julia (Duquette) Fortin.

He graduated from Winslow High School in 1957, and went to work in the family business, Fortin’s Meat Market. He would later become a co-owner with his brothers, Gerard, Donald and Robert.

He will be remembered for his love of baseball and the many years he spent coaching Little League and Babe Ruth.

He had been involved in the Waterville Exchange and Elks Clubs for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Yvette Roy and Sister Norma Fortin; and his brothers, Leo, Wilbert, Gerard, Alphonse and Donald.

He is survived by his children and spouses: Diana and Gar Michaud, of Winslow, Joseph Fortin and Christine, of Albion, and Barbara and Joe Poirier, of Pittsfield; brothers, Robert and wife Joan, of Winslow, and Lucien and wife Bonnie, of South Carolina; and his companion of many years, Mary Hunter, and her children Chris and Erin. George loved his grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Peter, Ian, Patrick, Amaiya and Jada; and great-grandchildren. Harlen, Boyd, Matthew and Crosby. He was also Papa to Carrie, Jamie, Amy, Paige, Noah and Sophia. He is also survived by many Fortin/Roy, Pellerin and Haskell nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monument Street, in Winslow.

BRUCE B. DUNLAP

SOMERVILLE––Bruce B. Dunlap, 79, died Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Togus VA Hospital, in Augusta, following an extended fight with ALS. He was born on April 29, 1938, the son of Chester and Grace Dunlap.

He was raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts and graduated from Stoneham High School, class of 1955.

He joined the U.S. Marie Corps in 1956 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1958.

He was employed as a sales representative of the Acme Glass Company, and then owned his own business, the Hour Glass Co.

Bruce was a member of Dirigo Masonic Lodge #104 A.F. & A.M. and a life member of the Elks.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandy Dunlap; son Michael Dunlap and his wife Brenda; daughters, Tracey Butterworth and husband Brad, and Laurie ingersoll and husband Kenny; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

In the spring of 2018, Bruce will be interred at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Massachusetts, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Wakefield Elks. Details will be announced when finalized.

Memorial donations may be made to: The ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301.

KEVIN E. MORIN

VASSALBORO––Kevin E. Morin, 52, of Vassalboro, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, following a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born in Camden, on June 27, 1965, to Edward and Helga F. (Oetjen) Morin.

Kevin spent most of his career working for A. W. Chaffee, in Clinton.; He considered the Chaffees to be extended family and cherished the relationship he had with them. He also enjoyed great friendships with the many people he worked with over the years.

First and foremost, Kevin enjoyed doing anything that involved time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and Papa and would do anything for his family as well as for others who asked. He enjoyed hunting, and was thrilled to be able to share that experience with his “little guy.” He also enjoyed camping, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. Kevin was truly a jack-of-all-trades and he used his many talents to help and to teach so many. Kevin was a very social man and made friends wherever he went. He loved to just hang out with i”the guys” and share stories.

Kevin was predeceased by his father, Edward J. Morin II.

Kevin is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy (Beaulieu) Morin; daughters, Stephanie and Danielle; grandson, Kaiden, who was his very special “little guy,” and granddaughter, Kiley; his mother, Helga F. Morin; sisters, Susan (Allen) Rowe, Marie (Bob) Bellows, Janet (Mark) Lancaster, and Karin (Wayne) Gerow; brothers, Shawn (Kathleen) Morin, and Jason Morin and companion Kelly; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at the Augusta Church of the Nazarene.

In Kevin’s memory, donations may be made to the MaineGeneral Harold Almond Center for Cancer Care.

VIRGINIA R. LEVESQUE

OAKLAND­­––Virgina Ruth Levesque passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born September 28, 1946, to Elijah and Lilla Beale, of Danforth, with the closest hospital being across the river in another country, Ginny was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.

She was the baby of eight siblings, and having lost their father at a young age, their mother moved her family and settled in Clinton. Lilla, with the help of family, raised her children while she worked full-time.

Ginny attended Waterville and Clinton schools, and she was proud of and kept up with her classmates through the years.

She was a born worker, having had many jobs in the area, her first being the diner in Clinton where she met the love of her live, Peter. Eventually, she put herself through beauty school, which led to a long and rewarding career where she met her lifelong friends and mentors. With their help and support, she opened her first salon, The Zodiac, on Silver Street, in Waterville, and few laters later, The Zodiac II, at the JFK Mall, in Waterville, all the while raising two sons and suffering a major heart attack at a very young age.

She and Peter continued to build their other business, T..D.S>, from a small little rubbish route. It was later acquired by a Fortune 500 company. After an unfortunate fire that burned one of the salons, they chose a new adventure and purchased the nearly-closed Saddleback Motor Inn and moved to Rangeley. Slowly refurbishing in only a way Ginny could, they re-opened the restaurant and bar as the Hungry Trout Bar and Grille. Ginny was in her element, being hostess to locals and folks from around the world who came to visit Rangeley. Due to health problems, they decided to sell and retire by buying a small mobile home park in Oakland, and settled there. She continued working at The Senator Inn, in Augusta, as a hostess, and lastly at Pier One Imports, in Augusta.

Her holiday parties and pig roasts became well-renowned within her circles as the place to be.

Having seven siblings and marrying into a family of nine siblings, Ginny was bless with family who contained nieces and nephews too numerous to list.

When life handed her lemons in the form of fires, flood, or heart attacks, Ginny took those lemons, squeezed herself a margarita, and plotted her comeback to live a life worth living!

She was predeceased by father, Elijah Beale; her stepfather and mother, Tate and Lilia Lewis, of Waterville; Paul and Margaret Bailey, of Clinton; Verna Proctor, of Clinton; Arlene Bouraguard, of Clinton; Robert Beale, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and brother-in-law, Ronald Randall, of Augusta.

Surviving family includes her husband of 49 years, Peter; their son, Brent and wife Annette Levesque, of Waterville, with their sons Dustin and Jared Levesque; son Brian and wife Shyanne Levesque, of Burnham; her brother, Richard Beale and partner Anna Gerald; her sister, Mary Randall, of Augusta; brother-in-law, Charles Proctor, of Burnham; sister-in-law, Dreana Beale, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and countless in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to one of the causes that were dear to Ginny’s heart: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida 33607, or Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

LESLIE P. LeBLANC JR.

Leslie (Les) P. Leblanc, Jr, 59, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Les was born in Lincoln on February 17, 1958, to parents Jean Trask and Leslie Leblanc Sr.

He proudly served in the US Navy. After retiring from the Navy, He came home to Maine to care for his mother and has resided here ever since. He has worked as a substitute teacher, school bus driver, he provided computer technology for seniors and helped with the Meals on Wheels program and volunteered at the Humane Society in Augusta. He has been extremely helpful to his family and has helped care for his aunts Hazel and Charlotte. He loved to hike with his best furry friend Fred, he enjoyed gardening, canning and technology.

He was predeceased by his parents; Jean and Leslie and brother Gary.

He is survived by his sister Virginia Bara and his brothers Joseph Leblanc and Michael Trask and nieces and nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were in the care of Plummer Funeral Home, in Augusta.

Memorial Ccntributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, 10 Ferry St # 438, Concord, NH 03301.

LAURENTIA H. BILODEAU

WINSLOW––Laurentia “Billy” Bilodeau, 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville, due to a short illness. She was born in Canada, to the late Odilon Lessard and Belzemire Quirion.

Laurentia furthered her education inn Waterville and worked over 28 years as a devoted employee for Sisters Hospital, Seton and MaineGeneral Medical Center, all in Waterville.

She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis; her infant daughter, Marie; her daughter, Ginette Cathcart; son-in-law, Brian Thompson; brothers, Germain, Geradin, Raymond Marie, Marcel, Louis Phillipe and Yvon; and by her sisters, Cecile, Marie Marte, Genoria and Jeannine.

Survivors are her children, Jean Marc and wife Suzanne; Nicole Thompson; Doris Boulette and husband Richard; and Richard and wife Donna; her sister, Lucille Turner; sister-in-law, Mona Steins Lessard; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901.

OTHERS DEPARTED

REGINALD J. POULIN, 65, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. children Sallie Beane, of Vassalboro, Janelle Gath and husband Samuel, of Winslow, and Carmela Thompson and Lyn, of China.

EMILE MORIN JR., 81, of Augusta, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by sons Mark A. Morin and companion Beryl Freeman, of Augusta, and Lee P. Morin and wife Pam, of China.

JEAN E. PROCTOR, 84, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Augusta Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a son, Steven Proctor Sr. and wife Debbie, of China, and daughters Joi Stratton and husband Charles Sr., of Belgrade, Cheryl Lachance and husband Ricky, of Chelsea, and Caryn Weaver and husband Roy, of Palermo.

CYNTHIA A. LOCKWOOD, 71, of Hallowell, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, following a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Locally, she is survived by a son, Joel Lockwood and wife Shannon, of Oakland, and two granddaughters, Madelyn Lockwood and Norah Lockwood, both of Oakland.

GEORGE E. GREENE, 66, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Erin Turner and husband Adam, of Windsor.

Obituaries, Week of November 23, 2017

ARMAND G. THOMPSON

WHITEFIELD­­––Armand Gene Thompson, 70, of Whitefield, known as “Pop,” “Pepe,” and “Phil” to his family and friends, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 30, 1947, in Clinton, Massachusetts, to Lucille and Armand Houle.

He spent 40 years growing up, working, and raising a family in Massachusetts. When he was 12, he became the proud big brother to his sister Debbie.

Phil joined the Army in 1967 and went to Korea, where he worked in a dental clinic and nurtured a lifelong passion for teeth and the medical field. When he returned stateside, he worked in a book bindery, and later Fort Devens.

In 1972, he met the love of his life and best friend, Darlene. In 1974, they married and raised two boys. They moved to Whitefield in 1987 to be nearer to family. Phil worked at Togus V.A. for 30 years.

Phil enjoyed working in his yard, building flower gardens, listening to records, hosting dinner parties, creating art, and spending time with his family.

Most of all, he was a deeply spiritual man.

Phil was predeceased by his parents, Lucille and Armand Houle; and his stepfather, Robert Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene; his sons, Jesse and Silas and their wives Junko and Jenny; his grandchildren, Donovan and Theodore; his sister Deborah Matthews and her husband David; his niece and nephew, Desiree and David; as well as many members of his extended family.

Memorial donations may be made at the Kingdom Hall, 8 Cross Hill Road, Augusta.

ELIZABETH E. FISHER

FAIRFIELD––Elizabeth E. Fisher, 74, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at her home, in Fairfield. She was born on October 15, 1943, in Waterville, the daughter of Elwood and Evelyn Folsom.

Elizabeth worked at a chicken plant, a shoe shop and the Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland.

She loved to crochet and go shopping. Some of Elizabeth’s other hobbies included putting together the family tree, spending time with her granddaughter and scrapbooking. Elizabeth made several family scrapbooks. She also enjoyed watching Hallmark Christmas movies, as Christmas was her favorite holiday. Elizabeth prayed daily.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband, William Fisher, of Fairfield; her three children, Scott Fisher, of Waterville, William Kelly and Amanda Kelley, of Fairfield; granddaughter Adrianna Fisher, of Waterville; sister Diane Mushero, of Fairfield and many more family members.

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

JOHN W. WITHAM

WINDSOR––John Wesley Witham, 40, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born February 11, 1977, in Boothbay, to Belinda Howes Trundy and George Witham.

John grew up in New Harbor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to the local car races, sailing, and fishing. In his spare time he liked to read. He had many different jobs in his life–he loved working at the Seagull Restaurant in New Harbor and loved to cook.

John was predeceased by his mother, Belinda Howes Trundy and father George Witham.

John is survived by step-father, Don Howes; wife, Michelle Witham; sons, Wesley Witham and Cole Witham, from a previous relationship; son John Witham Jr. and his two children; sister, Deride Albert; brothers, Timothy Pendergast and Virgil Cray; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

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

DONALD W. TRUSSELL JR.

WHITEFIELD––Donald Wilson Trussell Jr., 72, of Whitefield, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Augusta Rehab Center, Augusta. He was born February 3, 1945, a son of the late Donald Sr., and Emily L(Emerson) Trussell.

He graduated from Gardiner Area High School, class of 1964.

He was a Connecticut resident from 1967 to 1998 when he returned to Maine. He was a retired mechanic and an avid drag racer for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and restoring a 1950 International Harvester truck. Donnie was a member of Gassah Guys Racing Club, and a tech guy at Winterport Dragway for many years.

Donnie is survived by daughters, Dawn Donnelly and husband Michael, of Durham, Connecticut, and Vicki Bird and husband Michael, of Deland, Florida; grandchildren, Marisa Doyon, Lauren Donnelly, and Zachary Bird; siblings, Joan Marston, of Gardiner, Nancy Jewett and husband Curtis, of Pittston, Louise Yeaton and husband Francis, of Richmond, Stephen Trussell and wife Debbie, Brian Trussell and wife Lucille, and Wayne Trussell and wife Kathy, all of Pittston; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

DONALD LACROIX

FAIRFIELD––Donald LaCroix, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta, following an illness. Donald was born on July 1, 1935, in Waterville, to Cyril and Yvonne LaCroix.

Donald attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic school and shortly after graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force. He was very proud of the time he spent in the Air Force.

He married Edna Thompson on August 22, 1959, and they shared many happy moments. They lived in Fairfield where Don was a member of the Fairfield Grover-Hinckley American Legion. Don loved his work as a mechanic and worked at Woodbury Motors, Firestone Garage, and at Al’s Sunoco. He did have to take an early retirement due to health issues.

Don was predeceased by his parents; a brother Larry, from Waterville, a twin brother Ronald, from Texas, a sister Rene Whittish, from Waterville, and his wife Edna.

Don is survived by his daughter Evelyn Knights, of Fairfield, and his son Kevin and his wife Janet, and their three daughters Tamika, Kaitlin, and Chantelle LaCroix, all from Solon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Don was very proud of his three granddaughters and loved spending time with them.

He enjoyed putting puzzles together, family outings and family BBQ’s, just to name a few things.

ROLAND G. PAQUET

OAKLAND––Roland Gerald Paquet, 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation, in Waterville. Roland was born February 17, 1939, in Bath, to Zenon Michel Paquet and Alice Antoinette Croteau Paquet.

He had patiently endured many physical hardships and challenges over the past six years, and in the process continued to touch many lived for good.

He attended St. John Catholic School, in Winslow, graduated from high school in Brunswick, and served in the Army National Guard for nine years.

He worked in the grocery business and for Bath iron Works, and later managed the delicatessens for what is now the Hannaford chain of supermarkets. He retired from Kraft General Foods, now Kraft/Heinz, after being a top sales representative and merchandiser for that company for many years. He made many strong friendships along the way, and was well-liked everywhere he went.

Roland was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Kelly, also served an 18-month mission for the church in Minnesota and Canada­­––the Canada Winnipeg Mission.

Roland was quick to see the humor in any situation, or even to create it. He saw every stranger as a potential friend and it was easy for him to talk with anyone. Roland taught money management skills at no cost to anyone who asked. He was wise, creative, and practical, and many skills. He was handy, and willing to tackle building or fixing almost anything, and put his skills to work many times to help others or to beautify his family’s home. He enjoyed any chance to play games with friends, eat good food, take rides to the coast, go to the movies, to the country fairs, and to visit friends and family, and even to visit people he had just met. He often went with the missionaries in the area to teach and help other people. He enjoyed learning and reading from the scriptures,k and loved to share what he knew to be true.

Roland was predeceased by his granddaughter, Meghan Passey.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 27 years, Kelly Maureen Abbott Paquet; his sister, Diane Kachmar and her husband Jack; his brother, Robert Paquet and his wife Cyndi; Roland’s children, Louis Paquet, James Paquet, Julie Passey, Dona Guertler, Kristin Jones, Holly Adams, Amy Paquet, and Alaina Hastings, and their spouses and children; and his stepchildren, Kristi Morgan Whiting, Kevin Morgan, Cameron Morgan, and Colin Morgan, and their spouses and children.

O’NEIL CARPENTER

OAKLAND––O’Neil Earl Carpenter, 88, died at home on Friday, November 10, 2017.

O’Neil was the eldest son of the late Arthur and Violette (Lachance) Carpenter. Neil, as he was known to family and friends, was born October 20, 1929, in Waterville, the week of the great stock market crash. This historic event shaped his hard working character and strong fiscal accountability. Yet he never hesitated to support his church, favorite children’s charities and family when needed.

Neil attended local area schools and was a member of St. Joseph’s class of 1945. He enlisted in the Army and served in Europe during World War II.

In his early years he worked for his father’s construction business, A. J. Carpenter & Sons, building many area homes. After leaving his father’s business he worked for more than 45 years for Logan & Sons, a Portland-based painting contractor. Logan & Sons was a generational family owned and operated company. Neil was their generational family employee.

Over the years he worked alongside his brothers, all of his sons, grandsons, nephews, even his second wife. It was a regular family affair.

Neil was not big in stature but was large in life. He was known for his charming personality, storytelling, and sense of humor. In his earlier years, he enjoyed getting together with his family to listen to his sister Marlene sing or going out to “Uncle Don’s camp,” having a few beers and playing horseshoes. He enjoyed his son Timmy’s singing and playing guitar and discussing all things sports with his youngest son Jason, especially watching the Patriots play and enjoying a shot of cognac. The collection of old wheat pennies, change in old bottles and the endless supply of silver or gold dollars was handed out to all kinds at Christmas.

Neil was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Donald and Raymond; his sons Robert, William Timothy and Jason O’Neil; and his first wife, Lillian (White).

He is survived by his daughters, Jacqueline Sweigart and husband Chuck, Violet White-Carpenter, of Oakland, and Jodi Jones and husband Will, of Vassalboro; sons, James O’Neil, of Waterville, Peter Boudreau and wife Jennifer, of Oakland, David Boudreau and his wife Jessica; exwife Judith Westman, of Lewiston; brothers, Arthur (Biz), of Fairfield, Alfred and Danny, of Waterville; sisters, Marlene Wincapaw, of Clinton, and Diana Nadeau and husband Ronald, of Oakland; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

ANDREW L. HISLER SR.

SOMERVILLE––Andrew LeRoy Hisler Sr., 85, passed away at Maine Medical Center, Portland, on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Andy was born December 4, 1931, in Somerville, to parents Randolph and Eleanor Falconi Hisler.

He proudly served in the Army in the Korean War. As a young man he was gainfully employed by Lipmans Poultry, Hillcrest Poultry, Tank & Culvert, Lee Brothers Construction, and retired from BM Clarks.

Andy loved his family, riding on his tractor, and doing various odd jobs. He always enjoyed visiting with family and friends, going out to eat with his wife Joyce, and exploring the back roads of Maine. In his later years, he enjoyed camping in Jackman.

Andy was predeceased by his parents; wife Marilyn Hawes; second wife of 40 years Arlene (Tina) Light Hisler; two brothers, Stanley Hisler and Leon Routh; two sister, Beatrice Routh and Mary Cobb; a step-son, Melvin Light, and son-in-law, Dana Chase.

Andy is survived by his wife, Joyce, of 24 years; his children, Marilyn Crochere and husband Joey, of Chelsea, Joan Patrick and husband Mark, of Ohio, Randolph Hisler and wife, Colleen, of China, Andrew Hisler and wife Janice, of Somerville, Leon Hisler and companion Paula, of Somerville, and Bernice Chase and companion, Al, of East Winthrop; his step-children, Travis Deblois and wife Berdina, of Winthrop, Pete DeBlois and companion Wendy, of Winthrop, Patsy Hatch, of Dixfield, Gene Hatch, of Winthrop, Dorothy St. Hilalire and husband Kevin, of Winthrop; six grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Sand Hill Cemetery in Somerville at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 20 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta ME 04330.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ODWAY SIMMONS, 79, of Nobleboro, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Cathreine Rolerson, of Jefferson.

ANNE M. SIMMONS, 78, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Alfond CVenter for Health, in Augusta, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Dawn Teed and husband David, of Vassalboro.

SUSAN M. LEEMAN, 94, of Freedom, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. She graduated from Walker High School, in Liberty, class of 1941. Locally, she is survived by her daughter Beverlee J. Tibbetts, of Jefferson, and son and his wife Gary and Sharon Leeman, of Palermo; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Bruce Leeman, of Palermo, sister-in-law Esther Mathieson, of Montville, and a large number of nieces and nephews.

RAYMOND ROBITAILLE JR., 55, of Skowhegan, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a daughter,Amber Sellers, of Oakland, and siblings Billy Bragg, of Fairfield, Stacy Bragg, of Waterville, and Liza Holt, of Unity.

FLORIENCE P. KENNEDY, 93, of Farmington, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a brother, William Bell,of Benton.

Obituaries, Week of November 16, 2017

THERESA M. LEMIEUX

FAIRFIELD CENTER – Theresa Mary Lemieux, 89, wife of Joseph Lemieux, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville She was born in Benton on November 15, 1927, the daughter of Wilfred and Yvonne (Ouellette) Pouliot.

Theresa was a teacher in the Northwest territories of Canada for 25 years, starting in a one-room schoolhouse. She later taught for five years at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. She then went on to work for the Lawrence Library, in Fairfield, and continued as a volunteer there after her retirement.

Theresa enjoyed painting, camping, canoeing, hiking, cooking and sewing and was a loving and devoted wife.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her two sisters, Lucille Roy and Jeanne Patrie.

Theresa is survived by her husband Joseph L. Lemieux, of Fairfield Center, her brother Henry Pouliot, of Fairfield Center, and a large extended family.

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

JUDITH M. BUSHEY

FAIRFIELD – Judith M. (Gilcott) Bushey, 72, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at her home in Fairfield. She was born April 16, 1945 in Madison, the daughter of Perley R. and Stella S. (Lessard) Gilcott.

She was educated in the schools of Skowhegan and graduated from Skowhegan High School. In 1965, she married Franklin D. Bushey, in Skowhegan. Judith worked as a waitress all of her life; she began at Gene’s, then worked at 3G’s and worked many years at Ken’s Family Restaurant, all in Skowhegan. She enjoyed many Saturday nights at Unity Raceway where she cheered on David Folsom and her nephews Mitch and Mark. She had a huge love for animals.

Judith is survived by her husband of 52 years, Franklin D. Bushey, of Fairifeld; son, Frank E. Bushey and wife Roxanne, of Skowhegan; granddaughter, Laurel Bushey, of Madison; sister, Patricia Hayden and husband Robert, of Cornville; brother, Robert Gilcott and wife Cindy, of Norridgewock; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Gilcott.

Memorial donations may be made to the Somerset Human Society, PO Box 253, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

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

SANDRA E. ROBINSON

FAIRFIELD – Sandra Eva Robinson, 78, passed away at home Monday, October 30, 2017, following a hard-fought battle against Lewy body disease. Sandra was born April 14, 1939, in Fairfield, the daughter of Harold and Pearl Boucher.

She attended Fairfield schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1958, following which she studied and became a successful beautician. Sandra worked for Evaneline’s Beauty Salon, in Waterville, then opened a salon which she operated for 20 years at the family home. She subsequently worked in the food service department of the Fairfield school system for another 30 years. A tireless worker, Sandra also operated Sandy’s Goodies from the family home, a licensed kitchen in which she prepared wonderful breads, whoopee pies, baked beans and many other delicious treats for her loyal customers.

On September 9, 1961, Sandra married Ernest J. Robinson and together they raised a strong, close-knit family at their home, on the Ohio Hill Road, in Fairfield. A devoted mother, Sandra dedicated much time to the activities of her five children, and later to those of her grandchildren, including teaching Sunday school and volunteering her time with Brownies, Girl Scouts, 4-H, sporting events and countless school field trips. She and Ernest instilled their love of the outdoors in their family, creating many special memories with them fishing, hunting, traveling and particularly spending time together at the family camp on Morrill Pond in Hartland. Sandra also enjoyed talking on the phone with her three sisters, baking, gardening, sewing, knitting and finding the next great bargain with Ernest at either Marden’s or at yard sales throughout Central Maine.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ernest; daughter Tina and her husband Jack Stanley Jr., of Fairfield; daughter Janet and her husband David Bellefleur, of Fairfield; daughter Nadine and her husband Ray Everlith, of Palmyra; daughter Terry Robinson, of Fairfield; son Ernie Robinson Jr., of Fairfield; son-in-law Shawn Simpson, of Sidney; grandchildren Jack Christopher Stanley, Matthew Stanley, Joshua Stanley, Sarah Stanley, David Bellefleur and his companion Katie Murray, Devin Bellefleur and his companion Lindsey Macfarland, Dillon Bellefleur and his companion Jordyn Smith, Jessica and her husband Reed Pepper, Amanda Simpson, Jarrod Simpson and Mary Robinson; great-grandchildren Cassidy and Brianna Bellefleur, Kayleigh and Isaac Turner and Brayden Pepper; siblings Linda Dickinson, of Fairfield, Elaine Gifford, of Thorndike, June Boucher, of Fairfield, Charles Boucher and his wife Diane, of Fairfield; special cousin Nolly Dostie; many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Pearl Boucher; brothers Robert, John and Harold “Skip” Boucher; grandson Zachary Robinson; and granddaughter Erica Simpson.

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

NOAH R. BLYE

ALBION––Noah Ralph Blye passed away shortly after his birth on Sunday, October 29, 2017. He was the son of Richard and Hattie Blye, of Albion.

He was predeceased by his great-grandparents: Elaine Bushee, William Kimball, Richard P. Blye and David Kelley.

Noah is survived by his parents; one year old brother, Bowen Bruce Blye; his maternal grandmother Barbara Gushee, of Fryeburg; paternal grandparents Bruce and Lynne Blye, of Epsom, New Hampshire; his great-grandparents Ralph Gushee, Muriel Kimball, Beverly Kelley and Lydie Blye; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Medical Center’s NICU in Portland.

EUGENE E. BROUGHTON

WHITEFIELD––Eugene E. Broughton, 86, of Whitefield, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born on August 24, 1931, in Ashtabula, Ohio. He was the son of George and Ethel Broughton.

Eugene, known as “Gene,” was in the Navy for four years, and then worked at Union Carbide/Elkem metals where he retired after 40 years.

After retiring, he and his wife chose to manage the Village Green Park and Campground in North Kingsville, Ohio. He enjoyed 28 years at the campground, where he loved riding the golf cart around chatting with campers.

After retiring from the campground, he and his wife moved to Maine to live with his family. Eugene loved building houses and doing carpentry on the side. He traveled in the winter time to warmer places. He loved camping, fishing, and, of course, Fox News. He will always be remembered in his bib overalls and suspenders, even on the hottest of days.

Eugene was predeceased by his parents, George and Ethel Broughton; sister, Margaret Leehan; brother, Carl Broughton; and son-in-law, Gary Pellone.

Eugene is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Carol (Monday)Broughton, of Whitefield; daughters, Georgene Rideout and husband Jerry, of Whitefield, and Paula Johnson, of North Kingsville, Ohio; step-daughter, Cathy (Pellone) Bowen and husband Mike, of Boerne, Texas; step-son, Jeff Pellone and wife Susan, of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Heidi Winslow, Steven Wight, James Bowen, Tyler Bowen, Jordan Bowen, Jessica Pellone, Cassie Pellone, Brittany Pellone, and Wesley Pellone; as well as many great-grandchildren.

Please make monetary donations to the American Heart Association.

MARY L. PERRY

FAIRFIELD­­––Mary L. Perry, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 4, 2017, at her home in Fairfield.

She was predeceased by her lifelong partner David Pillsbury; her parents Harold (Tex) Perry Sr. and Jeanette (Campbell) Perry; and her sister Joan Dodge.

Survivors include her two daughters Michelle Perry, of Fairfield, and Kari Perry and her partner Rick Loisel, of Fairfield; her only grandson, Dustin; brothers Harold Perry Jr. and wife Ann, of Augusta, Richard Perry and wife Lori, of Florida, Robert Perry and Partner Rose, of Benton; sisters Alice Laforte and husband Carl, of Clinton, Kianna Page and her husband Nobert, of Clinton; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

CAROLYN L. TRASK

OAKLAND––­­Carolyn L. Trask, 90, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at home. Carolyn was born on April 25, 1927, to the late Pearl (Moody) and William Treat.

Her mother died in childbirth leaving Carolyn and her brother Bill to be raised by their aunt and uncle, Caroline and Halton Grant. They lived in Brewer for a short time and then moved to Belgrade Lakes and then Oakland. Carolyn attended the “Old” Belgrade High School.

In 1944 Carolyn married the late Anthony Cocco, Sr. and moved to Everett, Massachusetts. In 1955 she moved back to Oakland and she married Stacy Trask in 1957. They celebrated their 40th anniversary before his death in 1998.

Carolyn worked at the Diamond Match, in Oakland and then Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville, for five years. She and Stacy ran Carolyn’s Lobster Spa, in Augusta, She then worked at the Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland, for 19 years until she retired in 1992. While there she participated in many committees and was the secretary of Local #122 for many years.

As anyone who knew Carolyn would know she was an avid Red Sox and Patriots. We learned early on not to call or visit when her teams were playing.

Carolyn was predeceased by her brother; both husbands; and her son-in-law, Marshall Roy.

She is survived by her six children, Anthony Cocco, Jr., of Waterville, Linda (Cocco) roy, of Winslow, Cheryl (Cocco) Michaud and husband Jerry, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Valerie (Trask) Paul and husband John, of Oakland, Tim Trask, of Oakland, and Tina (Trask) Boag and husband Dave, of Oakland; eight grandchildren, Matthew Roy and wife Denise, Jessica Cassese and husband Sabato, Marlo Lawrence and husband Kevin, Kari Parson and husband Jeff, Kristie Harris, Amanda Boag-Breton and husband Patrick, Andrew Cloutier, and Bill Trask and wife Malin; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oakland Fire Department.

PAULA M. NORTON

PALERMO––Paula Mae (Bickford) Norton, 57, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at home in her sleep following an illness. She was born in Gardiner and grew up in Pittston.

Paula graduated from Gardiner High School and went on to earn an online degree in Nursing. She worked as a nurse for over 35 years and loved taking care of others . She was an avid crafter and enjoyed creating things.

Paula was predeceased by her mother, Winnifred (Bickford) Foster and sister, Eva Foster.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Richard Norton, of Palermo; her two children, Christean Norton and Christopher Norton; two grandchildren; her father John Foster, Sr.; her siblings, Tara Foster, John Foster Jr., Darrell Foster and wife Dawn. Paula had 11 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

ROBERT SULLIVAN

PALERMO––Robert “Bob,” 81, of Palermo, formerly of Malden, Massachusetts, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

An active Mason and Shriner, he was Past Master of Mount Vernon Lodge, of Malden, Massachusetts and was a member of the Aleppo Shrine, of Wilmington.

Bob worked for many years in electrical engineering and had several interesting jobs in his career. One retired, he moved to Maine and spent his days making new friends and enjoying his “little slice of heaven”. He enjoyed bowling, playing horseshoes and volunteering at the Owls Head Museum and Common Ground Fair.

He was predeceased by his parents Mary V. (Studley) Sullivan and William E. Sullivan, and two grandchildren.

He survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Norman) Sullivan, of Palermo; children, Robert F. Sullivan and wife Kathleen (Wright) Sullivan, of Malden, Massachusetts, Robin (Sullivan) Watson and husband Glenn Jr., of Malden, Lori A. Sullivan and partner Jorge M. Leite, of Malden, Lisa (Sullivan Thibert, of Everett, Massachusetts, Lynne (Sullivan) Bardaro and husband Frank, of Revere, Massachusetts; 7 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, William Sullivan, of Malden, Massachusetts.

Remembrances in his memory can be made to The Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston MA 02114.

OTHERS DEPARTED

MARY ELLEN OLIVER, 73, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a son, Lee J. Poulin and wife Holly, of Fairfield, grandchildren Meghann Ellen Bolduc and husband Frank, of Albion, and Jacob Lee, of Fairfield; and great-grandchildren Lyla Hope and Gage Bolduc, of Albion.

HERBERT J. MULLEN, 76, of Boothbay, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by brothers Edwin Mullen and wife Angela, of Oakland; sister Lisa Levine and Matt, of Oakland; sisters-in-law Roberta Jones and husband Ed, of Fairfield, and Kathy Stevens and husband John, of Albion.

Obituaries, Week of November 9, 2017

OLIVE L. DOSTIE

FAIRFIELD – Olive L. Dostie, 70, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, at her home in Fairfield. She was born November 27, 1946, in Fairfield, the daughter of Wallace S. and Victoria M. (Nutt) Moshier.

She was employed as a cook and bartender by the Elks Club, in Waterville, and at Truckers International Restaurant, in Fairfield, for over 20 years as a cook.

Olive is survived by her husband, Vincent Dostie, of Fairfield; daughter, Victoria Shaw, of Skowhegan; step-sons, Larry Dostie and wife Kim, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, Vince Dostie and wife Anna, of Rome, Georgia, Harvey Dostie and wife Tracey, of Standish, James Dostie and wife Maureen, of Durham, David Dostie and wife Leah, of Oakland; two sisters, Almedia Dudley, of Benton, Ethel Kron, of Connecticut; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by son, Scott Shaw; brother, John Moshier; and two sisters, Louise Poulin and Hazel Spencer.

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

RONALD G. MORIN

BENTON – Ronald G. Morin, 79, died peacefully at home following a long battle of cancer. He was born March 14, 1938, in Waterville, the son of Malcolm and Anita (Durette) Morin.

Following graduation from Waterville High School, he joined the United States Air Force, where he served in Vietnam and later retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years. He then served for 19 years with the Air Force in Civil Service, retiring again as a G.M.13. He had a dry sense of humor and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three daughters, Tracy Zorichak and husband Richard, of California, Anita Fomin and husband Dimitry, of Arkansas, and Tina Pryor, of Virginia; son, David, of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice Volunteers of Kennebec Valley, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901-0828.

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

LEROY G. ADAMS

WINSLOW – Leroy G. Adams, 87, of Winslow, passed away Tuesday October 24, 2017, at his home. Leroy and his twin sister, Evelyn, were born to Gardner Leroy and Anna Lenard Adams February 15, 1930, in Hartland.

He started his lifelong baking career at Harris Bakery, in Waterville, at 15. For 35 years he worked at and eventually owned McDonald’s Bakery, in Gardiner.

In 1949 he met Lorraine Giroux. They married in 1951, had five children and enjoyed over 66 years of their lives together.

Leroy was a serious gardener, in fact “Gardner” was his middle name. He had lots of interests including camping and fishing but was happiest whenever surrounded by his family. Forever an optimist, one of his famous quotes was “if I was doing any better I’d be worried.”

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Hallowell, for over 50 years and later a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Leroy is survived by his wife Lorraine; his sons David and his wife Leisa, of Avon, John and his wife Aimee, of Norridgewock, daughters Barbara and husband Alfred, of Litchfield, Susan and her companion Vaughan, of Northport; 15 grandchildren; and a growing number of great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter Catherine.

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

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

DIANA M. YORK

WINSLOW – Diana Marie York, 80, of Winslow, passed away on Monday October 23, 2017, following a long illness. She was born in Winslow on July 8, 1937, the fifth of six children of Amanda (Bernatchez) and Joseph Manzo.

She attended Winslow schools and worked at the Sister’s Hospital, in Waterville, in both her junior and senior years of high school, before graduating from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 1956. After graduating she attended cosmetology school in Augusta and became a licensed beautician, working in a salon in Unity.

On June 29, 1957, she married Robert York, in Pensacola, Florida, where he was in the US Navy, School of Photography. Reassignments in the Washington DC area, Boston area and Newport, Rhode Island, completed their enlistment before moving back to Maine.

Through the years Diana enjoyed crocheting, she was an accomplished seamstress and knitted over 500 afghans. She enjoyed making different crafts, playing cards and doing word find puzzles. Given Diana’s French and Italian heritage she was an outstanding cook and was especially known for baking pies and bread and most of all for her spaghetti sauce.

Diana loved going to yard sales and taking her family on outings to swim and fish on China Lake. She will be remembered for many wonderful things and especially for her beautiful big blue eyes, her smile, her generosity and her readiness to help others. She was an active member of the Getchell Street Baptist Church, in Waterville.

Diana is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Robert York, of Winslow; her four children: son Joseph York and his wife Narky, of Virginia, son Daniel York and his wife Rosario, of Michigan, daughter Luanna York and her significant other David Nevedomsky, of Winslow, and son Robert York, Jr. and his wife Michelle, of Winslow. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Joshua, Jesse, James, Jacob, Amanda, Chelsey, Sebastian, Sabrina; her delightful great-grandchildren, Tyrese Scott York, Jacob Scott York Jr., Antwan Scott York, Daissey, Jayden and Tomas; as well as a large extended family.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her five siblings, Alfred Manzo, Henry Manzo, Johnny Manzo, Angelina (Manzo) Libby and Marjorie (Manzo) Folsom.

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

Please consider making a donation in Diana’s memory to a charity of your choice

DAVID P. GALLANT

SOUTH CHINA – David P. “Punky” Gallant, 77, of South China, died unexpectedly in West Gardiner on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was born on November 4, 1939, the son of the late John and Yvonne (Arseneault) Gallant.

David graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1958. He served honorably in the Army from 1959-62. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #964, of Augusta; Calumet Club; and Fraternal Order of Eagles of Augusta.

David played goalie for Maxim and NAPA hockey teams for many years, softball for various Augusta teams, coached little league, and mostly he loved his horseshoe games and played for more than 30 years. He was very involved in the leagues at the Kennebec Valley Horseshoe Association and belonged to Capital Area Recreation Association for many years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper in his early years and he so enjoyed playing cribbage.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Statler Tissue Co. for 35 years.

David was predeceased by his brother, John Robert Gallant, and the mother of his children, Arlene (Poulin) Gallant.

He is survived by his wife Jean Carney-Gallant, of South China; his children David P. Gallant, Jr. and fiancée Pam Pomerleau, Daniel J. Gallant and fiancée Lauren Pease, Michael Gallant and wife Jennifer, Michelle Gallant Colwell and husband Dean; his stepchildren Mary Hunt and husband Dale McKay, Patricia Desmarais and husband Chris, Michael Hunt and wife Terri, Barbara Chadbourne and Jon Jellison, Susan Gilbert and husband Norman; two sisters Gloria Gallant Erwin and husband Bob and Jean Gallant Pickett, one brother Charles Gallant; 14 grandchildren, Tabitha McCollett-Gallant, Cody Gallant, Madison Jackson, Owen, Julia and Natalie Colwell, Calvin Beneck, Rebecca and Andrew Shaw, Michaela Hunt Ames, Jessica and Zachary Chadbourne, Kelli Susee and Brittany White; and six great-grandchildren.

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

THERESA M. LEMIEUX

FAIRFIELD CENTER – Theresa Mary Lemieux, 89, wife of Joseph Lemieux, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville She was born in Benton on November 15, 1927, the daughter of Wilfred and Yvonne (Ouellette) Pouliot.

Theresa was a teacher in the Northwest territories of Canada for 25 years, starting in a one-room schoolhouse. She later taught for five years at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. She then went on to work for the Lawrence Library, in Fairfield, and continued as a volunteer there after her retirement.

Theresa enjoyed painting, camping, canoeing, hiking, cooking and sewing and was a loving and devoted wife.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her two sisters, Lucille Roy and Jeanne Patrie.

Theresa is survived by her husband Joseph L. Lemieux, of Fairfield Center, her brother Henry Pouliot, of Fairfield Center, and a large extended family.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DONNA A. LECLAIR, 60, of Shawmut, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at home. Locally, she is survived by her husband Jim, of Shawmut; son Byron Bergeron and partner Cathy, of Clinton; daughter Danielle Sanborn, of Canaan; grandsons Tresten Bergeron and friend Tiffany, of Fairfield; and sister Sandy Leclair, of Benton; and sister-in-law Linda Leclair, of Winslow, and brother-in-law Kenneth Leclair and wife Jodi, of Fairfield.

RICHARD A. COOLE, 84, of Cornville, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the hospice center at the Maine Veterans Hospital, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Charlene Vadestine, of Fairfield.

ROBERT C. KUHN, 82, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville. Locally he is survived by a daughter Jan LaCroix, of Winslow; granddaughters Jessica Rogers and her daughter Aria, of Waterville; grandsons Robert LaCroix, of Winslow, and Joseph LaCroix and wife Eliana and their daughter Spencer, of Winslow.

JAMES H. PARSONS SR., 70, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, James H. Parsons Jr. and wife Leslie, of Albion, and a step-daughter Rebecca Young and husband Christopher, of China.

WILLIAM F. SMALL, 73, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Susan M. Von Oesen and husband Jamie, of Unity, and grandchildren Shawn M. Rose and Shane W. Von Oesen, all of Unity.

THELMA RANCOURT, 95, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Rachel, of Waterville; and daughter-in-law Charlene (Rancourt) Breton and husband Ron, of Winslow.

TENNIE A. MIRACLE-GLEASON, 80, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at her farm house. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Kathleen Cassidy, of Winslow.

FLORENCE G. BARTER, 91, of Skowhegan, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter, Amy Ireland and husband Scott, of Vassalboro.

HARVEY J. VIOLETTE, 96, of Oakland, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Locally, he is survived by his children, Donald Violette and wife Janie, of Waterville, Sandy Violette and husband Dave, and Patsy Veneziano and fiancé Jack Pickett, all of Winslow.

HAL D. STRATTON SR., 36, of Belgrade, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 6, 2017, while working in the woods with his father. Locally, he is survived by his father, Hal Stratton and wife Gayle, of Belgrade; his mother Amanda Stratton and partner David Goudreau, of Albion; fiancée Cathleana Trecartin, of Belgrade; two daughters, Harley Stratton and Angel Stratton, two sons Joseph Stratton ad Hal Stratton Jr., sister Danielle Stratton and fiancé Christopher Varney, of Belgrade, and step-brother Curt Morse, of Winslow.

MARY E. MARTELL, 57, of Smithfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by daughters Nicole Dyer and Katherine Martell, both of Oakland. brother Kenneth Bragdon, of Vassalboro; sisters, Ann Bathgate and husband Steven, of Albion; Deanna Works and husband Dwayne, of Oakland, Norma Allen and partner Ronnie Dudley, of Vassalboro; sisters-in-law Jeanne Willette and Joi Martell, both of Winslow, Lori Eldredge, of Vassalboro, Diana Spear, of Waterville, Angel Cole, of Oakland, and Jessica Landry, of Rome; brothers-in-law Brad Martell, of Fairfield; grandchildren Nicholas Hall, of Waterville, and Mason Ross, of Oakland.

ROGER M. BOIVIN, 61, of Leeds, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Hospice House, in Auburn. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Rayno Boivin, of Unity.

HERBERT J. MULLEN, 76, of Boothbay, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by brothers Edwin Mullen and wife Angela, of Oakland; sister Lisa Levine and Matt, of Oakland; sisters-in-law Roberta Jones and husband Ed, of Fairfield, and Kathy Stevens and husband John, of Albion.

FORMER RESIDENTS

SYBIL C. SAUCIER, 89, of Gibsonton, Florida, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Riverview, Florida, following a brief illness. Sybil was born in Waterville on November 27, 1927, to the late Ralph and Hope Fitch. She was a Waterville High School graduate. She and her husband, Fred Saucier, were the former owners of Green Valley Campground, in Vassalboro.

Obituaries, Week of November 2, 2017

MADOLYN V. TABER

PAHRUMP, NEVADA – Madolyn V. Taber 95, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at her home in Pahrump, Nevada. She was born April 28, 1922, in Augusta.

Madolyn was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 77 years. She was a Past Matron of Lily of the Valley Chapter #157, in Weeks Mills, and Stardust Chapter #32, in Pahrump, Nevada. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile, El Giza Temple No. 139, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Madolyn was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth of 57 years, son Fredrick Pierce, father and mother Orrin & Mildred True, sister Barbara Tabb and brother Philip True. Madolyn leaves behind a son, Scott (Debra) Taber, daughters Debby (Thomas) Moore and Barbara (Shawn) Carter; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. An Eastern Star funeral service was held on October 21, 2017, at the Pahrump Masonic Lodge. Services will also be held in South China at a later date.

LEROY G. ADAMS

WINSLOW – Leroy G. Adams, 87, of Winslow, passed away Tuesday October 24, 2017, at his home. Leroy and his twin sister, Evelyn, were born to Gardner Leroy and Anna Lenard Adams February 15, 1930, in Hartland.

He started his lifelong baking career at Harris Bakery, in Waterville, at 15. For 35 years he worked at and eventually owned McDonald’s Bakery, in Gardiner.

In 1949 he met Lorraine Giroux. They married in 1951, had five children and enjoyed over 66 years of their lives together.

Leroy was a serious gardener, in fact “Gardner” was his middle name. He had lots of interests including camping and fishing but was happiest whenever surrounded by his family. Forever an optimist, one of his famous quotes was “if I was doing any better I’d be worried.”

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Hallowell, for over 50 years and later a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Leroy is survived by his wife Lorraine; his sons David and his wife Leisa, of Avon, John and his wife Aimee, of Norridgewock, daughters Barbara and husband Alfred, of Litchfield, Susan and her companion Vaughan, of Northport; 15 grandchildren; and a growing number of great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter Catherine.

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

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

KIM STARR MAIN

CHINA – Kim Starr Main, 54, died on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born November 29, 1962, the daughter of Barbara Maschino and Everett Main Sr.

Kim’s was a good friend to all and was very loving and accepting of others. She had a deep faith in God. Kim was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her kids and grandkids (especially the family recipe of spaghetti and meatballs).

Over the years Kim enjoyed playing bingo with her mother, family and friends. Kim was a shining star, sharing her light and love generously with all who crossed her path. She was particularly fond of Tobey Keith and his music. Kim worked as a CRMA for many years. She genuinely loved and cared for everyone she worked with. Patients often asked for her specifically to care for them.

Kim was predeceased by her father Everett P. Main Sr.

She is survived by her children, Brandy Dickens and finance Stephen Lewis, of Belgrade, Alex Soucy and wife Christina Soucy, of China, Justin Main and finance Carissa Bergeron, of Kennebunkport; her mother, Barbara Maschino, and stepfather Richard Maschino, of Pittston; siblings, Everett (Butch) Main, Jr., of Bath, Cindy Lyford, of Augusta, Auta Main and wife Marianne Roth, of Gardiner, Randall Main and wife Louise Lamarque Main, of Pittston, Melody Main and wife Brenda Greczkowski Adler, of Hallowell, Kevin Main and wife Judy Wilson Main, of Topsham, Tina Dewsnap and husband Arthur (Rusty) Dewsnap III, of Dresden and Kim Abbott and husband David Abbott, of Gardiner. Kim is also, survived by seven grandchildren.

The family has designated the American Cancer Society for memorial contributions.

Obituaries, Week of October 26, 2017

MARY L. MACMILLAN

COOPERS MILLS––Mary Lorette MacMillan, 99, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Country Manor Nursing Home, in Coopers Mills. She was born in Waterville on September 28, 1918, the daughter of Adelard and Clara (Pooler) Labbe.

She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Thomas College, in Waterville.

She was employed for many years as manager at Knowles and Dressel, in Skowhegan, and was a 13-year member of the Rebekah’s Society.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Reginald MacMillan Sr.; her stepson, Reginald MacMillan Jr.; and her sister, Cecile Betit.

Mary is survived by her nephew, Richard Grenier, of Winslow; her niece, RaeJean Beane, of Moscow; her daughter-in-law, Ernestine MacMillan, of Skowhegan; two granddaughters, Carol Pavone, of Farmingdale, and Judy Clark, of Skowhegan; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Gretchen Clark and Monica Kittredge; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

NICK E. HARVEY

OAKLAND––Nick E. Harvey, 45, died suddenly Monday, October 2, 2017. Nick was born June 24, 1972, in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

He graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1990. Immediately following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for nearly 17 years. Nick was a veteran of Desert Storm. His time in the Navy eventually lead him to the state of Maine where he started his own business, Harvey Construction. In recent years he found much enjoyment in his new career as a truck driver.

He was very patriotic and loved spending time and volunteering with his friends from the Oakland Legion Post#51. Nick was very passionate about the Navy and met many friends throughout his years of service.

Many of Nick’s favorite activities included playing darts and pool. He loved using his hands to build and fix things like his new truck and doing renovations in his home. Nick was a kind hearted man, always lending a hand when he could.

He was predeceased by his sister, Carrie Harvey; and his grandfather, Francis Carter.

He is survived by his mother, Anna Harvey; his sister, Lisa Harvey; his wife, Neecko Harvey; his son, Erik Harvey; his daughters, Samantha and Victoria Harvey; his step-daughters, Abbyjoi Dungan and Willow Blanchette; his grandchildren, Finn Aresnault and Caius Frankel.

CATHERINE M. MARDEN

ALBION––Catherine M. Marden, 92, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Catherine was born in Portland to Wilbur and Eva Moses.

After high school, she attended and graduated with honors from the nursing program at the University of Maine in Orono. She met Mickey Marden at the University of Maine; they married December 19, 1948.

While Mickey built the family business, she selflessly raised their five children, tended gardens, canned vegetables, and was a solid and steadying presence in the family. Countless mittens, sweaters and hats were knit, many a chocolate birthday cake was devoured, Thanksgiving and Christmas tables were laden with delights from Mama’s kitchen.

Books, more books and Scrabble games were a joy to Mama.

After child-raising years and assisting Mickey as he built the business, winters were enjoyed in Englewood, Florida. She loved the beaches, shells she collected, southern plants, walks on nature trails near the condominium, and art lessons.

After Mickey’s death in 2002, she continued to enjoy Florida winters.

Wild flowers, fleecy clouds, ferns, fall leaves, birds, books, knitting, painting and family genealogy were enjoyed. She was private, independent, contented, and frugal.

Close proximity blessed her Hutchins and Willey great-grandchildren who will fondly remember her. They delighted her with mischievous ways, bunches of wild flowers, bird feathers, laughter, insects and rocks.

Her last months were spent at Lakewood, in Waterville.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters; her husband Mickey; and first-born Nancy.

Catherine is survived by daughter Martha and husband Brent Hutchins; sons, David and wife Sigrid, John and wife Jane, and Ham and wife Lois; along with 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her brother-in-law John Crumpton, who blessed her with faithful visits.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, or Albion Lions Club, Christmas Project, c/o Mr. and Mrs. Vite Vitale, P.O. Box 25, Albion ME 04910.

MARALYN W. MITCHELL

VASSALBORO––Maralyn W. Mitchell died on Saturday, October 13, 2017. Born in Madison, on June 27, 1941, to the late Garth W. and Mary M. Collins, she was the second among seven children: Jacquelyn Steward, Elayne Charron, John Collins, Garth Colling Jr., Roxanne Cannon, and Rhonda Stewart.

In 1958 she married “the boy next door,” Bradford Mitchell, and over the past 59 (plus) years they built a family, including their six children and spouses: Scott Mitchell, Linda and Mike Dickey, Catherine and Ikuo Seki, Stephen and Cheryl Mitchell, Robin and Clint Walker, and Jennifer and Corey Hight. She enjoyed working with her hands––from sewing quilts for her grandchildren and teaching her children to knit, to creating flower arrangements and baking delicious wedding cakes. She cultivated beautiful flower gardens, and her melodic alto voice blessed many as she sang––with family, in church choirs, and with the King’s Men Gospel Quartet.

Maralyn’s love for her Saviour, Jesus Christ, was the motivation for everything she did. She taught the gospel at the Sunday School, Children’s Church, VBS, Good News Club, homeschool co-op, and Christian School. She imparted patience and grace to all who knew her.

Her legacy continues with 14 grandchildren and their spouses: Luke and Shelly Mitchell, Jacob and Shannon Mitchell, Joshua and Kristina Mitchell, Amanda and Matthew Smith, Zachary and Natasha Dickey, Hannah and Geoffrey Winkler, Ryan and Jenacy Mitchell, Rachael Mitchell, Dennis and Emily Walker, Margo and Eric Hardy, Anna and Jessie Champagne, emily McKenney, Joshua McKenney, and Jackson Hight; and 15 great-grandchildren; also Maralyn will be missed by many nieces and nephews; Brad’s brother and his wife Rodney and Dottie Mitchell.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

DANA V. GALLAGHER

OAKLAND––Dana V. Gallagher, 80, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Bedside Manor, in Oakland. He was born December 29, 1936, in Waterville, the son of Beecher and Dorothy (Brann) Gallagher.

Dana graduated from Williams High School in 1955.

He ended his employment for many dedicated years at the Chinet Company, formerly Keyes Fibre, in Waterville. The highlights of his life were his wife, Muriel, of 37 years and family. He enjoyed spending time in Eustis where he helped build the family camp with his Dad, where he enjoyed hunting fishing and many vacations with family and friends. He loved working outdoors cutting wood and doing the upkeep of his and his children’s properties.

Dana was predeceased by his parents; his wife; and his in-laws.

Dana is survived by three children, daughter Brenda Gallagher Thomas, of Sidney; son Clayton Gallagher and his wife April, and son Dean Gallagher and his wile Melinda, all of Oakland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Bedside Manor, P.O. Box 603, Oakland ME 04963 or, The Alzheimer Association.

CAROLYN A. LANE

WINDSOR––Carolyn Cole “Kelly” Lane, 73, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was born on October 19, 1942, in Gardiner, the daughter of Max and Alberta Pushard Cole.

Kelly received her diploma from Cony High School, in Augusta. She was employed for many years at the former Carlton Woolen Mills, in Winthrop. Kelly enjoyed baking homemade breads, canning relishes, knitting socks and mittens, gardening, and watching sports. Her kitchen was always open and there was always something to snack on.

Kelly was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Robert L. Lane Sr.

She is survived by her four children, Kevin and his wife Diane, of West Gardiner, Robert Jr. and his wife Beth, of Chelsea, Kim Belanger and her husband Tom, of Belgrade, and Elizabeth Cumber and her husband Jay, of Fayette; four step-children, Norman, of Falmouth, Massachusetts, Roy and his wife Meg, of Belgrade, Andy and his wife Judy, of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, and Linda Veilleux and her husband Gary, of Augusta; her sister and two brothers, Shirley Taylor, of Belleview, Florida, Bernard Cole, of Augusta, and Stanley Cole, of Fayette; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

LEONEL E. LIBBY

WINSLOW––Leonel E. Libby, 83, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph nursing home in Waterville, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Leonel was born on May 21, 1934, in Winslow, a son of Alphonse and Roseanna (Paradis) Labbe.

He graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1954.

Leonel had been employed at Levine’s Clothing Store, in Waterville, for 45 years, retiring in April 1996. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow. He was a chartered member of the Winslow Jaycees, the Lions Club and the Waterville Elks Club #905.

He enjoyed bowling and playing cards, especially cribbage, pool and making puzzles. He was a big fan (die Hard) of the Giants, the Patriots and the Red Sox. He enjoyed his grandchildren and loved family gatherings.

He was predeceased by four sisters, Ida May Hallee, Jeffrine Bouchard, Cecile Patrie, Lorette Roy; six brothers, Ovide Libby, Laurier Libby, Raymond Libby, Fernand Libby, Emile Libby and Victor Labbe.

Leonel is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna (morn) Libby, of Winslow; his two daughters, Melissa Routhier and her husband James, of Vassalboro, Celeste Dechaine and her husband Bruce, of Winslow; his son Mark Libby and wife Lynn, of Vassalboro; his grandchildren, Jason Rodrique and his partner Adam Smith, Nicole Hawkins and her husband James, Ryan Deschaine and his wife Alison, Stephanie Marcoux and husband Bradley, Brett Libby; his step-grandchildren, Jamie Routhier, Jessica Routhier, Danielle Dechaine, Cassandra Dechaine; great-grandson Cooper Routhier Starkey; great-granddaughter Aria Marcoux; many nieces and nephews; one brother Robert Libby, of Enfield, Connecticut; and sister-in-law Carmen Audet Libby, of Farmington, Connecticut.

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

Donations may be made in his memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

KATHLEEN A. DUNN

VASSALBORO – Kathleen “Katie” A. Dunn, 56, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at her home, in Vassalboro. She was born the oldest of five children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Her family moved around in her younger years, which played a large part in shaping her world view. She spent two years in France where she learned the language, marveled at the museums, and attended a French high school. She also spent a large part of her childhood in Vermont, where she developed a fondness for New England. This appreciation inspired her to attend Colby College, in Waterville, where she in turn fell in love with Central Maine.

In the mid-’80s, Katie met her best friend and life partner, Ron, and they traveled together through Georgia and Florida planting trees, eventually traversing the country to settle in Northern California. Their daughter Eileen was born and shortly after, Katie and Ron realized how much they missed Maine, so they then moved back to Central Maine where they had their son Tyler. After working as a chef and server at The Last Unicorn, Katie pursued her passion for literature and education and started her career as a teacher while also pursuing multiple graduate degrees. After four years teaching at Williams Junior High, in Oakland, she landed at Waterville Senior High School, where she taught English for 19 years. Katie was passionately invested in the community at WSHS, with her years on the School Leadership Team, and as the advisor of both the school newspaper and the school’s Gay/Straight Alliance.

Katie spent decades traveling and experiencing nature in some of the most beautiful places, for which she had an enduring admiration; from her second home in Carrabassett Valley to Costa Rica, Utah, Colorado, the National Park system and beyond, she skied, paddled, biked, and hiked her way around the world. She loved education, and was committed to the growth and well-being of each of her students. She will be lovingly remembered by the many souls whose lives she touched throughout the years, but especially by her husband Ron, her daughter Eileen, and her son Tyler.

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Family Planning, Hardy Girls Healthy Women, or the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter, and/or are encouraged to think of her next time they see a beautiful flower or tree.

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

HERMAN J. WILLETTE

FAIRFIELD – Herman J. Willette, 76, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville, following a long illness. He was born August 13, 1941, in Waterville, the son of Eugene and Odile (Levesque) Willette.

After being educated in Waterville schools, he started working at the Lambert Farm. After working on the farm and trucking wood chip all over the state to chicken farmers, he began roofing and worked for Altas Roofing. Then he worked as a foreman at Drew’s Roofing Company until they closed. He continued working for Local #1284, helping to build what is now SAPPI, in Hinckley. He began his own family roofing business, and with the help of a few employees, continued to help Project Local Homes until a second heart attack prohibited him from working any longer.

Herman loved hunting and fishing, going to camp where he enjoyed to BBQ, playing horseshoes, and spending time with family. He and Joanne put together extravagant Christmas Eve parties for family and friends. He loved a good joke and was quick to laugh. Lake St. George State Park held a lot of great memories for him.

He is survived by three sons, Richard Willette, of Fairfield, Jamie Willette and wife Laurie, of Windham, Jimi Willette, of Portland; three sisters, Linda Fortin and husband Richard, of Oakland, Angela Buker, of Clinton, and Cindy Gandee and husband Wesley, of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Roger Willette and wife Jennifer, of Windham, Connecticut; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Lionel “Butchie” Marcoux, of Sidney, Alfred “Sonny” Vigue, of Waterville; four grandsons, Phillip Willette, of Waterville, Jason Willette, of Gorham, Justin Willette, of Gray, and Michael Willette, of Windham; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Joanne Willette; parents, Eugene and Odlie Willette; sisters, Phyllis Munster, Joyce Beaudoin, Gloria Vigue; brothers, Eugene, James and Stanley.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839

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

MICHAEL R. WESCOTT

WINDSOR––Michael R. Wescott, of Windsor, 56, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born Iain Danville, Virginia, on September 23, 1961.

He attended Erskine Academy, in South China, later obtaining his GED. Besides being self-employed, doing many different types of work, he had been employed by J. C. Stone.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Michael Wescott.

He is survived by his mother, Nanette (Crane) Wescott; his sons, Jason Wescott, of Austin, Texas, Joshua Wescott, of Windsor; his partner Cheryl Young, of Windsor; his brother Richard Wescott and his partner Ivana Wilson, of Windsor; his sister Marcia (Wescott) Luszczki and her husband Carl, of Manchester; and one grandson Ellis Wescott, of Austin, Texas.

Obituaries, Week of October 19, 2017

CRAIG C. WRATTEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROLAND J. LEARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PETER A. MCKENNEY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He was predeceased by a brother, Ted.

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

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

SHIRLEY J. ESKELUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JAN S. HOGENDORN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of October 12, 2017

EVELYN M. BOLDUC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BARBARA W. FITZPATRICK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEATHER A. MAYO

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

Heather graduated from Somersworth (New Hampshire) High School.

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

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

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

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

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

SPENCER R. GAGNON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THERESA A. MCKENNEY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARTHA TOMPKINS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOROTHY A. POOLER

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

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

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

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

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

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

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

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

Obituaries, Week of October 5, 2017

CARL ALLEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

LAWRENCE D. FRENCH SR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARY L. WAKEFIELD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARTHUR B. HENDSBEE, JR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOUISELLE A. BROCHU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARTHUR E. TARBOX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of September 28, 2017

NANCY A. GRENIER

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

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

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

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

She was predeceased by her parents.

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

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

TERRI L. STRATTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUDITH M. DELFRANCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JODY A. BARNES

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

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

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

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

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

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

WALTER W. SCOTT JR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMY LYNNE STANTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAYMOND P. CAYOUETTE

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

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

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

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

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

BARBARA D. MERRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEAL L. HAWES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRISCILLA B. HAMLIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JENNIE M. TITUS

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

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

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

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

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

OMISSION

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