Obituaries, Week of January 4, 2018

JOHN W. CASEY JR.

OAKLAND – John W. Casey, Jr., 80, died Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born July 2, 1936, the son of John Casey, Sr. and Margaret Nugent Casey.

He was educated in the schools of Kezar Falls and a graduate of Porter High School. He later graduated from the University of Maine. He also did graduate work at Maine and the University of Wyoming.

John had a varied work career; always interested in new and different endeavors.

He served his country in Korea with the U.S. Army. Strong friendships were formed with fellow soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

Later in life John and his beagle friend, Ginger, spent many happy days at the family camp in Aroostook County. John loved the peace and quiet of the area. He loved nature and all its creatures. A favorite saying was, “the only creature in nature you have to watch out for has two legs.”

John never was a sports fan as such but he was a fair baseball player involved in Jr. Legion high school and town team ball.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ledue Casey; two sons, Joel and his wife Kara and Daniel; four grandchildren, Kayla Casey, of Belgrade, Brooke Casey, of Winterport, Joshua and Nathan Casey, of Oakland; one great-granchild, Jacoby Joshua Stainevicz; granddaughter Maria Amrani, of Silver Springs, Maryland.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Somerset Animal Shelter, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

NICHOLAS D. GOWELL

WINDSOR –– Nicholas D. Gowell, 40, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Nicholas was born September 21, 1977, to Cheryl Pease and Kurt Gowell.

In the past year Nicholas made every attempt at recovering from his addictions, helped mostly by the support of his great friend Peter Wahl. He loved reading, cooking and being around his favorite dogs at his grandparents in Windsor. He also loved watching scary movies, a passion he developed from an early age from Grammie Claire and shared with his sister Miranda.

Nicholas was predeceased by his uncle David Kenney; his grandfather Raymond Kenney and his grandparents Claire and Chestere Gowell, of Sabasttus.

Nicholas is survived by his mother Cheryl Pease, of Windsor; father Kurt Gowell, of West Gardiner; a sister Miranda Pease and a nephew, Aiden Partridge, of Windsor; sister Alicia Gowell, of Lewiston; his grandparents Mavis and Richard Pooler, of Windsor; aunt Linda and husband Reggie Merriam, aunt Sandy Averill, of Sabattus; Mike Kenney, of Wilton, Mario and Pat Gowell, Anthony and Mariann Gowell, George Gowell, all of Sabattus; Kerry Gowell, of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; as well as several cousins.

There will be a memorial service in the spring.

Memorial donations can be made to Tree Top Recovery, 293 Country Club Road, Oakland ME 04963.

CARL P. BUITTA

ALBION – Carl P. Buitta, 90, of Albion, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Togus VA hospital.

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.

NORMAND R. LAPOINTE JR.

VASSALBORO – Normand R. Lapointe, Jr., 54, passed away, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at his home following a long illness. Normand was born in Augusta to Normand Sr. and Theresa (Gregoire) Lapointe.

Normand married his wife, Lisa Lapointe, in April 1988. Together they shared 29 years of marriage and raised two sons, Roger and Andrew. Normand started working at the family business, Lapointe Lumber Co., in Augusta, at a young age. He eventually became a co-owner and managed the Gardiner store until he retired due to his illness.

Normand loved spending his spare time at his camp in Upper Enchanted Township. He was the trail master of Coburn Mountain ATV Club and served several terms on the board of directors for the road association for his camp road. He was an avid hunter (bear and deer hunting being his favorite). When his sons were younger, he also helped coach their baseball teams. Normand also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and enjoying his trips to Sturgis, Daytona Beach, and the Gaspe Peninsula, in Canada. He also enjoyed his snowmobile trips to Canada.

He was always more than willing to lend a helping hand to anyone he knew, regardless of the time or place, as helping others was always most important to him. He touched many lives; whether it was family, friends, or people associated with Lapointe Lumber. Normand was also known for his positive attitude and never complaining no matter how sick he was. Most who knew him never really knew how sick he was.

Normand was predeceased by his father, Normand Sr., his mother-in-law, Donna Nutting and brother-in-law, Ernie Warren.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; sons Roger Lapointe, of Augusta, and Andrew Lapointe and his wife Alexandria, of Vassalboro; his mother, Theresa Lapointe, of Augusta; sisters, Joyce Lapointe and partner Wes Kimball, of Augusta, Peggy Lord and husband, Tim of Augusta, Linda Lapointe, of Augusta, and Elsie St. Onge and husband Robert, of Augusta, brother-in-law Scott Nutting and wife Julie, of Oakland, sisters-in-law Brenda Short and partner Gary Towle, of Rye, New Hampshire, and Lynn Rodrigue and husband Scott, of Beavercreek, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to theCrohn’s and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Centr, Attn.: Honor and Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007-9976 or ACPMP Research Foundation, 6415 Granger Road, Independence, Ohio 44131.

NELSON K. REYNOLDS

OAKLAND – Nelson K. Reynolds, 52, of Oakland, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born in Waterville on October 25, 1965, the son of the late Robert and Louise (Chamberlain) Reynolds Sr.

Nelson attended Waterville High School. From his high school days on, he diligently worked as an all-around handyman. He was an early rising, hardworking man that was appreciated by all his clients.

Nelson loved music, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor, and was loving, caring, and helpful to all who knew him. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Irene Reynolds; and his nephew, Chris Doucette.

He is survived by his daughter, Reva Ashley Reynolds; his companion of 18 years, Faylene Poulin, and her children, Michael Robertson and his wife Ashley, and Michelle Coffman; his sisters Robin Doucette and her husband Huegh, and Louis Hayes and her husband Reggie; his brothers Ray Reynolds and his wife Brenda, John Reynolds, and Robert Reynolds Jr.; his grandchildren Chelsea, Sabrina, Patrick, Makayla, Jenna, Hanna, Savannah, John Joseph, and Jocelynne; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Nelson’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Oakland American Legion. Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Graveside services at Lewis Cemetery in Oakland will be held in the spring.

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

LORRAINE J. MacARTHUR

FAIRFIELD – Lorraine J. MacArthur, 77, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born in Gardiner on October 14, 1940, and was raised by her mother and stepfather, Beatrice and Joseph Pelletier.

Lorraine held numerous jobs around the country throughout her life until her retirement from Bath Iron Works.

Lorraine loved arts and crafts, she enjoyed sewing, needle work, and ceramics. At one-point Lorraine had her own ceramic shop where she taught ceramic classes. Lorraine was also a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans.

She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Robert C. MacArthur; three sons, Michael, Mitchell, and Robert, two daughters, Lillian and Valerie; sister Irene Bellows, brother Joseph Matthews, of Hawaii; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations can be made to Kennebec Federal Savings Bank in Lorraine MacArthur’s trust.

WILLIAM L. CYR

FAIRFIELD – William L. Cyr, 77, of Fairfield, passed away on Saturday, December. 23, 2017. Bill was born on September 28, 1940, in Waterville, the son of Romeo and Cecile (Richards) Cyr.

Bill was educated in local schools, graduating from Waterville High School in 1959.

In his early years, he was employed by Ford Garage, Maingas, and Smiley’s Dairy. Bill retired from SAPPI Fine Paper in 2001, after many years of service. He was a volunteer firefighter in Fairfield for 25 years, a deputy sheriff for Somerset County, and also served as bail commissioner for the State of Maine.

Bill was very passionate for law enforcement, and loved receiving and collecting hats, T-shirts and anything to do with police work. He was also an avid coin collector. Bill enjoyed watching old war movies and playing on his iPad. He always kept up with technology.

Some of the fondest family memories were the yearly family trips to Popham Beach every third week in July, rain or shine!

Bill was very clever and witty. He loved salt on his food, and when it was recently removed from his diet, he found a way to stash some in a medicine bottle he kept by his bed! Ha ha!

Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Theresa (Breton) Cyr; his daughters, Patricia (Cyr) Philippon and husband William, of Topsham; Cindy (Cyr) Mills and husband Joseph, of West Gardiner; Laura (Cyr) Higgins and husband Michael, of Winslow; and Robin Cyr, of Benton, who was like his own daughter; his grandchildren, Melissa (Philippon) Nevers and husband Jeromy, of Topsham; Hannah Mills and Tailah Mills, of West Gardiner; Melinda (Philippon) Young and husband Joshua, of Durham; Derek Philippon and wife Emily, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Alicia Higgins, of Farmington; his great-grandchildren, Zoey Nevers, and Elliot and Hazel Young.

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

LONA L. NEWCOMB

SOUTH CHINA – Lona L. Newcomb, 85, of the Kidder Road, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Gray Birch Drive, in Augusta, following an extended illness.

She was born in Winn on July 31, 1932, the daughter of Howard Keith and Margaret (Mccue) Keith.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Newcomb was employed by the State of Maine as a payroll clerk for many years. She was previously employed by Erskine Academy, in South China, and Country Manor Nursing Home, in Coopers Mills.

Lona enjoyed doing a number of crafts along with reading.

Her husband, Wandell Newcomb, predeceased her, along with Herman Althenn, Kenneth Ingraham, daughter Dianne Lane and step-daughter-in-law, Gail Newcomb.

Surviving are three sons, David Althenn and wife Terri, Daniel Althenn and wife Becky, Russell Althenn and wife Patty, and step-son David Newcomb; grandchildren, Crystal Davidson, Heather Gehosky, Sarah Marsh, Christopher Weston, Hubert Weston, Alicia Lane, Autum Althenn, Leanne Veilleux, Gregory Althenn, Melissa Althenn and step-grandson Clinton Libby. Lona also had seven great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

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

There are no public visiting hours scheduled. A committal service will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 9 a.m., in the chapel at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, ME.

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

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

MARLENE L. PHILBROOK FOSTER

FAIRFIELD––Marlene L. Philbrook Foster, 80, wife of the late Robert W. Foster, died on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at her home. She was born to the late Kennith and Annie Elston Philbrook of Etna, on November 9, 1937.

Marlene was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Philbrook; brother-in-law, Keith Damon; son, Ralph Spence; daughters, Mary Spence and Leslynn Maniscalco; and granddaugthter, Nateesha Hernandez.

She is survived by her uncle, Fred and Doris Elston, of Etna; sister, Lucille Damon; sister-in-law, Carol Philbrook; brothers, Kennith and wife Norma, Robert and wife Marie, Don and wife Nancy Philbrook; herchildren, Louanne and husband Duane Smith, Anna and Betty Spencer; daughter-in-law, Palma Spencer; two grandchildren, who lived with her, Storm and Bella; children with her second husband, Lyneete, Luranna, Lawseen, Loleeta, Leeanne, Susanne, Robin, and Robert Foster Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

JOHN H. MCQUILLAN

WINSLOW­­––John Howard McQuillan, 87, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at his home. He was born on October 11, 1930, in Waterville, the son of Verna (Abbey) and Arthur McQuillan.

He was educated in area schools, graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, where he played football and went to work for Columbia Gas and then American Export Lines. In 1952 he married Shirley Mercier and together they had two children, lived in Ohio and New Jersey before moving to Maine where he worked for Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, as a supervisor.

John enjoyed woodworking, was very handy and on many occasions readily helped out his neighbors. It’s always good to have a neighbor who knows which end of the hammer to use. A quiet and unassuming man, John was gentle, kind and considerate. Win or lose at playing cards or golf it was never a competition for him. When it came to Patriot’s football, he never missed a kick-off.

John’s priorities in life was his relationship with God, his family and others. He was a man who was cut from the finest cloth and he will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his grandchild, Maisie Charles Knowles and his twin sisters, Kathleen Lord and Elaine Marston.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley McQuillan, of Winslow; his son David McQuillan and wife Elaine, their daughter Becky, all of New Hampshire and their son Capt. Ryan McQuillan, USAF; his daughter Michelle McQuillan Knowles, of Vassalboro and her sons Drew and David; his brother Robert McQuillan, of Sidney; as well as nieces and nephews.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view some photos of John’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

CARMEL FREDETTE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALTHEA L. HENDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of December 21, 2017

JOAN BOUCHARD

WATERVILLE – Joan Bouchard, 71, passed away December 1, 2017 at her home in Waterville. She was born November 25, 1946 in St Francis, the daughter of Alphonse and Mary (Hutchison) Bouchard.

She was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville Senior High School, class of 1965, and later, was employed there as the registrar. Joan also worked for HealthReach. She enjoyed reading, attending grandchildren’s sporting and extra-curricular activities, and playing cards.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Nicole Veilleux and husband Bill, of Waterville; three grandsons, Ryan Veilleux and partner Kendra Johnson, of Waterville, Devyn Veilleux, of Waterville, and Travis Veilleux and wife Stephanie, of Unity; granddaughter, Jayde Couturier and husband Garret, of
Winslow; siblings, Anita White, Vivian Fotter and husband Robert, Dick Bouchard and wife Mary, Jeanette DeBlois, George Bouchard, Patricia Murphy and husband David, Theresa Bouchard; sister-in-law, Maxine Bouchard; aunts, Marie Hutchison and Dolores Hutchison; special niece, Trina Nickerson and husband Frank; special nephew, Ken Deschaine; many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Ben and wife Faye, Reggie, John and wife Marie; twin sister, Jo Bouchard; brother-in-law, George White; sister-in-law, Donna Bouchard.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Center, Water Street, Fairfield.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville,ME 04903-0828, to benefit Hospice.

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

DONALD F. FROST

SOUTH CHINA – Donald F. Frost, 85, of South China, and Lakeland, Florida, passed away suddenly December 5, 2017, at a Florida hospital. Donald was born June 29, 1932 to Austin and Mabel (Hecker) Frost, the youngest of their three sons.

Donald grew up on “the farm” on the Old Eastport Road, in Perry. The family had a dairy farm and grew much of their own food – this contributed to his dedication to hard work, enjoyment of gardening, and the importance of love of family.

Donald attended grammar school at Warren Hall, known locally as The Brick School, in Perry. After graduating from Shead Memorial High School, in Eastport, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953. He served as an Artillery Radar Operator (SP-3) stationed in Korea. Donald liked to share that the day he arrived in Korea was the same day the Korean Peace Treaty was signed. Donald was honorably discharged in 1955. He was a member of the Ronco-Goodall American Legion Post #126, in Vassalboro. After returning home and the birth of his son, Dolph W. Frost, he began his career as a lineman for The New England Telephone Company. He retired in 1992.

In 1975, Donald found and married the former Shirley A. (Lee) Hopkins. With the marriage came the addition of three step- children; Brenda, Deborah, and Jeffrey. Donald and Shirley took over her father’s greenhouse which they continued for years, until they discovered an enjoyment of RVing and traveling and became real Snowbirds – wintering in the southern states. They enjoyed and were very active in square-dancing, not only enjoying the dance but the costumes as well. After Shirley’s passing, Donald continued to winter in Lakeland, Florida.

Donald was predeceased by his wife Shirley Frost; his parents Austin and Mabel Frost; his son Dolph Frost; his in-laws Thomas and Thelma Lee; his brother Herbert S. Frost; his nephew Austin Frost; his two sisters-in-law Elizabeth Frost and Catherine Frost; his great-nephew Nathan Frost; his son-in-law Edward Moody; and numerous other friends and family.

Surviving are his brother, Kenneth Frost, of North Vassalboro; his daughters, Brenda French and her husband Tony, of South China; Deborah Moody, of Augusta; his son, Jeffrey Hopkins and his wife Rebecca, of Vassalboro; granddaughter Jaimie Spaulding and her husband Jesse, of Groton, Massachusetts; grandsons Nicholas French of South China; Alex Hopkins and his partner Katie Gerow, of Waterville; and Michael Moody, of Augusta; his great-grandson Jack Jeffrey Hopkins, of Waterville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142.

GLORIA M. GILBERT

WINSLOW––Gloria M. Gilbert, 85, of Winslow, passed away at her home early Monday morning, December 4, 2017, following a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Waterville, the youngest daughter of arthur and Eldora Brillard, graduated from Winslow High School with honors, and worked at J.C. Penney for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard; and her siblings, Eugene Brillard, Lucille Morrissette, and Beatrice Paradis.

Gloria is survived by her three children, Gail Oviatt, of Durham, North Carolina, Gary Gilbert, of Winslow, and Gwen Yueh, of Durham, North Carolina; as well as her son-in-law Alan Yueh; and four grandchildren Asher, Hannah, Joshua, and Caleb.

Memorial donations may be made to www.komen.org, to support metastatic breast cancer research.

BETTS KIRALIS

EAST VASSALBORO –– Elizabeth Burt Shanesy Kiralis, 93, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017, following a long period of declining health. Born on March 3, 1924, and raised in Evanston, Illinois, she was the third child of Ralph D. Shanesy and Hazel Sue Markley.

Betts graduated from Evanston Township High School and, having developed a great fondness for the Northeast through childhood summers in Vermont’s Lamoille River Valley, decided to go college at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York. She was an outstanding student in chemistry and Latin. During World War II she met her husband-to-be, Karl Kiralis, when his officer-training group came to St. Lawrence.

Betts lived for almost two decades as a faculty wife, editing and typing her English professor husband, dissertation, entertaining his colleagues, and raising their three children. When they divorced in 1965, she and the children moved to East Vassalboro and bought a charming Greek Revival house, where she lived for the rest of her life.

The people of Vassalboro welcomed Betts and the ethos of small-town Central Maine made her feel very much at home. She did countless hours of volunteer work for the Vassalboro Library, and helped and drove elderly neighbors until she herself had to stop driving. Betts worked first as a secretary at Colby College, in Waterville, then became an administrator once the college was willing to hire women for those positions. Betts became happiest upon her retirement from Colby at 62, when she could do more volunteer work and had ample time to ride her beloved bicycle,

Encouraged by her son, Jeff, Betts began serious cycling in middle age. Soon she was riding long distances, the circuit of China Lake being one of her favorite rides, and for many years she commuted to and from Colby on her bicycle whenever the weather permitted. She had two knee replacements so that she could continue to cycle well into her 80’s.

Betts was an accomplished pianist and started playing duets with a friend in East Vassalboro. That evolved into a two-piano eight-hand group that endures to this day. Betts loved to read, and was passionate about good grammar and careful usage. People enjoyed her well-informed, lively, and quirky conversation along with her sunny disposition and empathetic personality. She also enjoyed comedy, concerts, knitting, gardening, and being out doors in any form.

Betts was predeceased by her brother, Jim; sister, Suzanne Fisher; cousin, Betty Wheeler; son, Chop (Karl Jr.); and grandson, Ezra Shipman.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kiralis, and her husband David Shipman, of China; son, Jeff Kiralis, of Thetford, Vermont; grandchildren, Johanna Shipman, of Brooklyn, New York, Susan Kiralis Vernon and Elizabeth Kiralis, both of North Vassalboro; and Karl Kiralis, of Belize; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Timothy, and Leela; cousin, Ruth Wheeler, of Evanston, Illinois; a niece and four nephews.

RAYMOND J. RENY

WINSLOW –– Raymond “Tune” Reny, 95, passed away at home on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

He was a hardworking farmer all his life––as a boy working the family farm on the Augusta Road until his last years on Maillet Street.

His love of gardening and building things was evident to all who knew him.

He was generous to a fault, giving most of what he grew to anyone who asked or needed a helping hand and always built something for the St. John School silent auction at the Christmas Fair, as well as all he could do for the nuns at the Blessed Sacrament Fair.

Raymond started her working career on the family farm, then went into the Navy froom 1945-1946. During his time in the Navy, he was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a Seabee.

Upon returning home from the Navy, he Married Pat in 1947.

Ray worked several jobs in the Winslow area, besides the farm, until he landed the job at Maine Central Railroad. After many years of selling vegetables, mowing lawns and being a jack-of-all-trades to all who knew him, Raymond retired from the railroad in 1983 and decided to try out the snowbird thing.

With his brother, Joe, in Florida, Ray started going south in the winter and continued his warm winters in the south with Pat for 20 years, until the spring of 2003: they had had enough and wanted to move back to Winslow, which they did and settled on 3 Maillet Street, close to St John Church, a fact very important to Raymond.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 70 years, Patricia; his son, Edward Reny, and wife Beth; five daughters: Elizabeth Heavener and husband William, Paula Young and husband Terryl, Carolyn LeClair and husband Jerome, Rebecca Theriault and husband Gregory, and Lisa Lachance and husband Frank; and many grandchildren: Lance, Jeanine, Lonnie, Deanna, Deidre, Jennifer, Jason, Julie, Hanna, Timothy, Renee, Matthew, Chris and Cody; and his sister, Muriel Grenier.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Leonard, Fern, Roland, Gerard, and Norman Reny; and sisters, Theresa Ferran, Cecile Lemieux, Antoinette Caron and Marjorie Couture.

Memorial donations can be made to St. John Regional Catholic School, 15 S. Garand Street, Winslow ME 04901, or one of your choice.

DOUGLAS P. MATTHIEU

FAIRFIELD –– Douglas P. Matthieu passed away at his home on Thursday, December 7, 2017, following a 35-year battle with cancer. He was born in Waterville, on May 31, 1946, the son of Gerald and Louise (Proulx) Matthieu.

He spent his early life in Madison, where he graduated from Madison High School in
1964.

Doug had an incredible work ethic, established early while working with his father at their family-owned Western Auto Store in downtown Madison. While he worked numerous jobs throughout his life and in between his illnesses, he spent the last part of his working career at Keyes Fibre Company and Huhtamaki as a security supervisor.

Doug had so many loves, talents, and hobbies. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed sharing a canoe, sitting in an ice shack, or trudging through the bogs with his son and many friends––especially since he often came away with the biggest fish and the most humorous story. He was an excellent high school athlete and he used his talents to become a well-loved coach in Fairfield’s PAL football league, sharing his love and knowledge of the game and lining many neighborhood mantels with championship trophies. During this time, he also shaped his son’s love for the game, helping to carve him into a record-breaking high school and college running back––something that gave him such immense pride and joy.

Doug could master a grill like no other and brought his family together for the best chicken BBQs and holidays, often entertaining his grandchildren with hilarious songs, bird whistles, and his quick wit. In most recent years, he enjoyed summers in Newport on the pond, kicking up the camp dust with his friends and his family, and feeding the hummingbirds while sitting on the deck with the love of his life, Alma, and third in command, his little dachshund, Sophie.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alma; daughter Stacie and her former husband Tim; son Kirk and daughter-in-law Cathy; and his six grandchildren: Madison, Miller, Jackson, Reese, Gavin, and Clay; brother Arthur Matthieu; brothers-in-law Kenny and Russel, and his nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Doug’s name.

ALICE M. YORK

WINDSOR––Alice M. York, 66, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Augusta, following a courageous battle with cancer. Alice was born in Rockland on April 9, 1951.

She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, reading, and especially spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth York; and her parents, Harry Roscoe and Eva Shaw.

She is survived by her daughter, Althea Snowman and her husband Arthur, of Windsor; her stepson, Ellsworth Hanscom, of Windsor; grandchildren, Jeremy Snowman, of Windsor, and Sarah Snowman and partner Lake Bellavance, of Yarmouth; brother, Tim Roscoe and wife Tammy, of Augusta; and a niece, Linda Moon and husband Larry, of Guilford.

It was Alice’s wish that memorial donations be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation.

STEPHEN P. ST. PETER

WINSLOW –– Stephen P. St. Peter, 64, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Waterville the son of Robert and Constance (Duperry) St. Peter.

He was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Waterville High School. He was employed for many years as a mill laborer at Huhtamaki, in Waterville.

He enjoyed playing golf with friends and was given the nickname “Stoke.” He loved watching his grandsons play sports.

He was predeceased by a brother in infancy, Danny St. Peter.

He is survived by his two sons, Chris St. Peter and wife Jennifer, of Vancouver, Washington, and Scott St. Peter, of Bangor; two daughters, Holly St. Peter, of Winslow, and Megan Oliver, of Benton; two brothers, Richard St. Peter and David St. Peter; and ll grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

LAURIE A. VIGUE

WINSLOW––Laurie Ann Vigue, 62, of Winslow passed away unexpectedly while at work on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Augusta. She was born on May 22, 1955, in Orange, Texas, the oldest of four children of Donald and Jeannine (LaPointe) Breton.

She attended St. John Catholic School, Winslow public schools and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1973. She the went to UMO where she majored in English, minored in French and received her teacher’s certificate, all in three years and with straight A’s.

Laurie was an English teacher in Searsport and then in Winslow before she became office manager at C.H. Vigue & Sons. She worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, and most recently as finance manager at Maine MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership).

In 1979 Laurie married Richard Vigue and demonstrated her gourmet cooking skills, love of the outdoors, birds, big cats, boating, the ocean and Acadia National Park. As a young girl she especially loved being at camp on Patte Pond, learning about nature with her grandmother. She also had fond memories of the family camp on China Lake.

Laurie will be remembered for many wonderful things, most notably her smile which helped to convey her loving, caring nature as a devoted and dedicated person to all who knew her. Add intelligence, resourcefulness, compassion and passion to the mix and she was a woman who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard Vigue, of Winslow; her mother and father, of Winslow; her brother John Breton and wife Peggy, of Freedom, New Hampshire, and their daughters Melissa Coates and Samantha Breton; sister Nancy Wood and husband John, of Hollywood, South Carolina, and their son John William; brother Joey Breton, of Cape Elizabeth; two musketeers, Linda Smith and Carol Paradis; as well as a large extended family and circle of friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries, Week of December 14, 2017

DENNIS L. GRUDDA

ALBION––On Thanksgiving evening, November 23, 2017, Dennis Grudda, 92, passed away at home. Dennis, one of three siblings, was born to August and Harriet Grudda on March 17, 1925, in Berkley, Michigan (now part of Detroit).

When he was 12 the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he spent many hours working with his dad fixing up old houses for resale during the years following the great depression. He also became very familiar with dairy farming, working at three farms in Pound, Wisconsin area and a variety of other jobs until he was drafted.

Dennis served as a Marine for two years during World War II. He was stationed on the USS Lake Champlain, the USS Oregon City and the USS Wisconsin BB, making several voyages to European ports and one tour around South America.

After his discharge, he enrolled in Nyack Missionary Institute, in Nyack, New York, where he studied to become a missionary. While there, “One of the girls from Maine got her eye on me, hit me over the head with a rolling pin and made me promise to marry her. So I did.”

Shirley Fuller Grudda became his lifelong companion and moved to Portland, Oregon, where Dennis completed his studies at Western Seminary and then on to Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, where they served as missionaries for over 35 years. Many of their early years were in a primitive village with no electricity. In their later years, Dennis taught in a school training young men to become pastors in the Jula language. He spent many hours devoted to developing a Jula dictionary.

Anyone who knew him, knew the love he had for plants and trees. In Africa he had beautiful bushes and plants that he faithfully watered during the dry season. During his retirement years in Maine, he loved driving his tractor out in the woods where he’d spend hours trimming trees and enjoying God’s creation. He also loved books and enjoyed working with the Albion library.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents August and Harriet; his wife Shirley; sister, Alice Kostreva; and granddaughter, Julianne Grudda.

He is survived by his three children, Carol Corso, Daniel Grudda and wife Nancy, and William Grudda and wife Dianne; his brother August Grudda and wife “Thelma; nine grandchildren, Matthew and Charlie Corso, and Gina Corso Weiskopf; David and Steven Grudda; Brandon, Lucas, Austin and Tanner Grudda. Dennis was also blessed eight great-grandchildren: Hawthorne, Clint, Allyah, Kizzy, Karson, Olivia, Dawson and Caleb.

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

Memorial donations may be given to the Bethel Bible Institute in Korhogo Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, c/o Bill and Dianne Grudda, 118 China Road, Albion ME 04910

JOHN W. DINGUS

WHITEFIELD––John Wesley Dingus passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1944.

John loved hunting, fishing, and all things concerning the outdoors.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Sally Elaine Dingus in 2011

He is survived by sons John Dingus, of St. Louis, Missouri/ West Gardiner, William Dingus, of Richmond, James Dingus, of Randolph, and Jesse Duke, of Gardiner; seven grandchildren, a brother William O’Connor, of Augusta, Rick O’Conner, of Gardiner, Patrick O’Connor, of New Hampshire, Roxanne O’Conner, of Portland and several other siblings; nieces, nephews and cousins.

DIONNE BARNETT

SOMERVILLE––Dionne “Dumpy” Barnett, 60, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Dionne was born on October 22, 1957, in Augusta, daughter of Arthur and Christine (Jones) Barnett.

She was a 1976 graduate of Erskine Academy.

Dionne was a very hard-working person. As a child she did everything from raking blueberries to working on the farm. As a single mother she felt it was important to give the best to Nick. Dumpy worked at Statler Tissue, where she was one of the few female paper makers; Crow Rope, and most recently at Lie-Nielsen.

Dionne was known for her sense of humor, loving heart and caring nature. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, making Christmas wreaths and floral arrangements.

She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Flossie (Hallowell) Jones; her paternal grandparents, Clayton and Violia (Leavitt) Barnett; and her parents, Arthur and Christine (Jones) Barnett.

“Dumpy” is survived by her son Nickolas Barnett, of Windsor; her sister Darlene Landry and her husband Earl, of Somerville; her brothers, Daniel Barnett and wife Rose, of Somerville, and Dana “Farmer” Barnett and wife Deb, of Somerville; several nieces and nephews.

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

LEOLA M. ROBERTS

WINSLOW––Leola M. Roberts, 104, a lifetime resident of Winslow, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Oakland. She was born in Winslow on Halloween, October 31, 1913, the daughter of Flora (Ellis) and William Mcclain.

She attended Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1932.

Leola first worked at The Green Lantern Inn, on the Augusta Road, as a short order cook. She then graduated from the Thayer School for Nurse’s Aide in 1942 and during World War II volunteered many hours with the American Red Cross. She then worked for Diamond International, in Oakland, for 14 years and retired in 1962.

Leola married Ralph W. Roberts on August 27, 1937, and together they had a daughter, Charlene. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Waterville, serving as a Life Deacon, past president for the Ida M. Whittemore Philathea Class and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Winslow Sunshine Club for the Blind.

Through the years Leola had many interest with genealogy being especially important; she self-published two books entitled, “McCaslins of Maine” and “The Ellis Family from Massachusetts into Maine.” She also wrote poetry and short stories and self-published five of these, most noteworthy being “Echoes of the Past” which can be found in the Winslow and Waterville public libraries. Other interests were oil painting, and extensive doll collection and making doll clothes for them, arts and crafts, as well as crocheting afghans.

Leola was predeceased by her beloved son-in-law Blaine Ellis in 2015.

She is survived by her daughter Charlene Ellis, of Oakland; her grandchildren, Michael Ellis and wife Jodi, of Oakland, Lisa Moulton and husband John, of Winslow; eight great-grandchildren, Tasha, Sara, Christopher, Ryan, Jessie, Michael, Matthew, Andrew and Lindsay; five great-great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Colin, Blaine, Colby and Reese; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1 Park St., Waterville ME 04901.

THEODORE SENEY JR

VASSALBORO––Theodore “Ted” Seney Jr., 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Ted was born in Waterville on December 11, 1942, the son of Marie Knauff-Seney and Theodore Paul Seney.

He was raised in Newport and was a graduate of Edward Little High School, in Auburn, and subsequently proudly served as a paratrooper in the U.S.Army.

Ted was a salesman, beginning his career at White house Appliance and then Nichols Pontiac, before a 34-year career at Central Maine Motors, in Waterville.

Ted was a lover of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler. Ted loved spending time with his family and old friends, meeting new friends. In particular, Ted enjoyed spending time with his three young grandchildren.

Ted is survived by his wife, Carolyn Seney, originally of South Attleboro, Massachusetts, they married on September 27, 1969; his son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Jennifer Seney, of Sudbury, Massachusetts; his three grandchildren, Matthew, Molly, and Abigail; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Fred McCormick; and his nieces Joy Medina and Colleen Capelo and their families, all of Rhode Island.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts, 217 South Street, Waltham MA 02453.

Ted’s granddaughter Abigail is afflicted with Rett Syndrome.

GEORGE E. OLIVER

WEEKS MILLS – George E. Oliver, 70, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at home, following a year long battle with brain cancer. George was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1947, the oldest son of Ernest Page and Juliette (Fotel) Oliver Sr.

He grew up in Weeks Mills, and graduated from Erskine Academy in 1965. For nearly 20 years he drove school bus for China School. In 1972, he purchased the family dairy farm after having worked on the farm since the age of 5. Farming was the joy of his life.

He joined the Weeks Mills Fire Department when he was 16 and was an active member until his passing. George was Fire Chief for many years and was made Honorary Chief prior to his passing. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on theboard of directors; a member of the Soil and Water Conservation having received the Conservation Award in 1994. He was a member of the town budget committee and worked on the 911 Committee, helping to get the 911 system up and running in town. He received awards from Pine Tree State DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) for his cow production. George loved Maine Farm Days and years ago won a few trophies for the tractor pulls. He also pulled at the Windsor Fair many years ago. The Agricultural Trade Show at the Civic Center was always a favorite event.

He enjoyed going to the basketball games at Erskine Academy. He liked having breakfast at the local diners and visiting with friends. When his children were growing up, he enjoyed boating, swimming and skiing at the camp on China Lake. His granddaughter was the light of his life, he looked forward to the school bus dropping her off every day and playing connect four. He enjoyed lunch at Whipper’s each Friday with daughter, Stacy, partner Eric and his two girls Alivia and Myla. He and Darlene enjoyed vacations together and spending time with his children and granddaughter and Darlene’s children and 12 grandchildren.

He is survived by his companion of 7 years, Darlene Dow; a daughter, Kelly Cowing, and husband, Andy, of China; a daughter, Stacy, and her partner, Eric Gower, of Albion; a granddaughter, Lauren Cowing, of China; a sister, Jean Parlin and her husband, Cliff, of Jefferson; a brother, Alton, and his wife, Patti, of Weeks Mills; a brother, Ed, and his wife, Kerri, of Sidney; a brother-in-law, Hugh Riordan, of China; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Ernest P. Oliver Jr. and John C. Oliver; and his sister, Sally O. Riordan.

The family wishes to thank family and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Erskine Academy on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to the parking lot of Erskine Academy at 10 a.m., for the Fireman’s Last Call and the Celebration of Life will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Weeks Mills Fire Department, Webb Shaw, 185 Weeks Mills Road, Weeks Mills, Me. 04358.

VIOLA E. PREO

WINDSOR––Viola Edith Preo, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born in Caribou on March 3, 1932, the daughter of Shep and Stella Skidgel.

She enjoyed old country music records, cooking and gardening, and loved the outdoors and being around family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bernard Rudy Preo; her mother, Stella Skidgel; two brothers, William and Lewis Skidgel; a sister, Betty Habib; and her daughter, Bonny May Preo.

She is survived by her two sons, Randy J. Preo and Craig Preo; a stepdaughter, Debbie Webber; three brothers, Kenneth, Sheldon, and Wendell Skidgel; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

LISA C. SCOTT

WINSLOW––Lisa Charlene Scott, 52, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 1, 2017. Lisa was born on February 14, 1965, in Waterville, a daughter of Eunice (Courtney) and Walter Scott.

She attended Waterville schools, enjoyed figure skating, playing soccer and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1983. That same year she married David McCaslin, Jr. and raised her daughters, Sara and Holly, with great enthusiasm; she was a soccer mom and coached her daughters soccer teams. She loved to tell stories about all the fun she had with them when they were young. As a stay-at-home mom she had a day care and cared for these children as she would her own. She would later marry James Webster, of Florida.

Lisa was not afraid of hard work. For a time, she worked at Ames Department Store, in Waterville. When her children were older she worked ten-hour shifts at Crowe Rope, in Winslow, and Searsmont. She then worked at County Fair Farm, in Jefferson, planting, picking and lifting huge bags of corn.

Her greatest love, however, was working as a CNA at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home, in Damariscotta. She brought her sense of humor and her love of life which no doubt helped to restore a vitality to some who thought they had become too old for such things. She helped to make them feel special and loved.

In her spare time Lisa enjoyed working in her flower gardens, as well as designing and making floral wreaths for the various holidays. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren when on weekends they would watch movies or play board games.

Lisa was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Eunice Scott; her brother Kevin Scott, her sister Kathy Comer; and her nephew Michael Klaiber.

Lisa is survived by her two daughters, Sara McCaslin, of Winslow, and her children Caleb, Raegin, and Camdin; Holly McCaslin, of Waterville, and her children Asiah, Tatiyanah, Teagan, Julian and Davin; her partner of 15 years, Alyson True, of Jefferson; her sister Rebecca Klaiber, of Otisfield, her sister Betsy Doyon, of Oakland; her brother David Grant and his wife Wanda, of Oakland; her special cousin Deborah Jensen, of Virginia, and lifelong friends Lori Fortier, of Oakland and Brenda Poulin, of Waterville; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Blessed Hope Church, 10 Pleasant St., Waterville. Please visit www.veillleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Lisa’s family.

Donations in her memory may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

DONALD R. STEVENS, SR.

SOMERVILLE––Donald R. Stevens, Sr., 60, died Monday, December 4, 2017, at Sussman Hospice House, following a 30-year gallant battle against Multiple Sclerosis.

To see a full obituary or share a memory with Don’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

Memorial donations made payable to National M/S Society may be mailed to: Memorials and Tributes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston MA 02284-5945.

OTHERS DEPARTED

JESSE M. QUIRION-DEMO, 30, of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 25, 2017, in Fairfield. Locally, he is survived by his mother Marie Harding and her husband William, of Winslow; brother Jimmy Quirion and wife Brittany, of Vassalboro; step-brother Jeff Chetkauskas and wife Linda, of Waterville.

SHIRLEY A. VIGUE, 66, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by her children, Tammy Wellman, and Dana Wellman, both of Skowhegan; siblings, Debbie Rossignol and husband Arthur, of Skowhegan, Cathy Wilson and husband Ronald, of Madison, Sandra Farmer, of Fairfield, Paul Dawe and wife Amy, of Solon, Mike Dawe, of Fairfield, Gerard Dawe, of Oakland and Wendy Dawe, of Fairfield; and stepfather Paul Cloutier, of Fairfield.

MARIE A. RENY, 95, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by two sons, Daniel Reny and wife June, of East Vassalboro, and David Reny, of Fairfield.

Obituaries, Week of December 7, 2017

NORMAN R. HIGGINS

AUGUSTA – Norman R. Higgins, 88, died Friday, November 17, 2017. He was born in Rochester, New Hamp­shire, on November 12, 1929, the son of Don and Alma (Gallant) Higgins.

Mr. Higgins was educated at Worcester Jr. College and Clark University, in Massachusetts. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, 1950 to 1953, and was honorably discharged.

His work history includes manager of product development for Eaton Paper Co., of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and corporate manager of technical services for C. D. Burnes Co. (acquired by Hallmark Cards, Inc.). He opened his own company, Woonsocket Plexi-Fab, Inc., in Rhode Island, in the 1980s. He purchased a camp on Togus Pond, in Augusta, where he spent his weekends until he met Lea Davis. In 1987 they renovated the camp and moved to Augusta permanently. They married in 1991. Norm opened Maine Woods Furniture on Rte. 3, in Augusta, and manufactured unfinished pine furniture. He retired and sold the business in 2006. Norm kept a positive view on life, even throughout his history of health issues, enjoying annual visits from his family members and cherished time spent with dear friends.

He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa (Higgins) Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Lea, of Augusta; his children from a previous marriage, Keith Higgins and his wife Marion, of Virginia; Sharon Stafford, of California; Keir Beamon and her husband Patrick, of Texas; Mark Higgins and his wife Kim, of Texas; and his son-in-law Bob Martin, of Virginia; stepchildren Christopher Davis, of Rhode Island, Deborah Davis Harrold, of Rhode Island and Stephen Davis, of Virginia. Also, grandchildren Stephanie and Taylor Higgins; Ali and Nathan Stafford; and Oliver, Will and Jared Martin; and step-grandchildren Meghan Davis, Tyler Harrold, Jessica Harrold, Cory Harrold and his wife Katie, Caroline Davis and Jonathan Davis. He is also survived by his sister, Eleanor Higgins, of Ohio, and several nieces. A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at a later date.

ERMAN KAELAMAKULI

SOMERVILLE – Erman Kaelamakuli Fujinaga, 90, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Lewiston, on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Born in Haleiwa, Hawaii, on May 21, 1927, he was the son of Enichi and Makae Rosalina Kahelahela Fujinaga.

Upon graduating from Waialua High School he served in the US Army in World War II. He worked most of his life as a carpenter mason for the Carpenter’s Union in Hawaii until he was 68. He then worked for the USDA at the Honolulu Airport until he was 80. At that time he moved to Somerville to live and experience the peace and quiet of nature and the woods where his wife was from. He enjoyed 52 years with his wife, Claudia.

Erman enjoyed running marathons, boxing, and excelled at all forms of sport. In retirement he found great joy in his garden. He acted as a father and mentor to many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was a kind, humble man who is greatly respected by all who were fortunate to know him.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Ruth Pignolet Fujinaga, of Somerville, and his son, David Fujinaga Allen and his wife Patricia, of Hawi, Hawaii, and his nieces who he raised as his own daughters, Annette Lau, Harolyn Tantog, and Lauretta Sewaki and many nieces and nephews.

A candlelight memorial service for Erman will be held on Thursday, December 7, at 4 p.m., South Somerville Baptist Church, 8 Hewett Road, in Somerville. Interment will be at Queen Lili’uokalani Church, in Haleiwa, Hawaii.

Memorial donations may be made to South Somerville Baptist Church, 8 Hewett Road, Somerville, ME 04348.

ANN E. BATHGATE

ALBION – Ann E. ( Bragdon ) Bathgate, 64, of Albion, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born July 7, 1953, in Waterville, the daughter of Robert and Lorraine (Jordan) Bragdon.

She obtained her GED at Winslow High, class of 1970. While raising a family, she attended University of Maine Augusta to earn an associate’s degree in general science in 1986. She and her family moved to Florida in 1988 and she worked at MD How as a trucking dispatcher. After a few years she wanted to go further with her education so they moved to Alabama so she could attend University of South Alabama getting her bachelor’s degree in 1997. After graduating, she then went to work as a paramedic for many years before going on to teach classes in the field of Emergency Medicine at several universities in both Alabama and Florida. Her last job was a flight paramedic, a job she loved and enjoyed.

Ann enjoyed camping, reading, chatting with online friends, traveling to different countries, raising her children and grandchildren. She was anxiously waiting for her first great-granddaughter, Payton Marie, to arrive.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Stephen Bathgate, Sr., of Albion; sons, Stephen Jr. and wife Elizabeth, of Fairfield, Peter, of Windham; daughter, Andrea, of Albion; brother, Kenneth Bragdon, of Vassalboro; sisters, Janet Cross and husband Mike, of West Virginia, Deanna Works and husband Dwayne, of Oakland, Norma Allen and partner Ronnie Dudley, of Vassalboro; brothers-in- law, Peter Bathgate and wife Connie, of Waldoboro, David Bathgate, of Connecticut; grandchildren, Cameron Bathgate, Brandon Wheeler, Gabriel Bathgate, Elizabeth Bathgate, all of Albion, Juliana Bathgate, of Fairfield, Tyler Williams and Renee Cotton, of Alabama, Faith Ann Jones, of Augusta; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lorraine (Jordan) Bragdon; daughter, Stephany Wheeler; sisters, Christine Bilodeau, Mary Martell; nieces, Jamie and Aria; father and mother-in-law, Peter and Elizabeth Bathgate; sister- in-law, Susan Bathgate; brother-in-law, William Bathgate.

Ann will be missed by all who knew her.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at the Village Cemetery on the family plot, in Vassalboro, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Olde Mill Place on Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro.

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

CONNIE J. HAMLIN

FAIRFIELD––Connie Jo Hamlin passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, following a prolonged illness while being cared for at the Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born on a Tuesday, October 3, 1951, in Waterville, to the late Clarendon and Natalie Pomeroy.

Connie attended Pittsfield area schools as a child, and graduated from Warsaw High School, class of 1970.

Connie married John C, Hamlin, also from Pittsfield, and together they had a son Jeremy. That marriage ended in divorce, however Connie stayed in her home town to raise her son. She enjoyed many years of employment in that area, primarily with the CM Almy Company and later with Edwards Company where she had many great life long friends.

When Jeremy graduated from high school and decided to join the Army, Connie decided to finally pursue her life long dream of living near the ocean. So she retired from Edwards Company and moved to the coast. First to Ellsworth for a short time, and then on to Bar Harbor where she spent more than 20 happy years on the island.

Connie decided to move closer to her son when her health issues became a concern. She moved to Fairfield, next door to her grandchildren to spend as much time as possible with them. While in Fairfield, Connie enjoyed a slower paced life; gardening, reading, visiting with friends and family. She also volunteered and took a job at the Belgrade Central School where she worked in the kitchen part time. She loved interacting with the little ones.

Connie is survived by her son Jeremy, his wife Stacy, their four children Kayla, Bryant, Hunter, and Harley; one special great-grandson Xayvier; her five siblings, Gale Russell, Brenda and her husband Wally Devoe, Linda Belmain, Larry and Gary Pomeroy; nieces Heidi Dorr, Christian Pomeroy, Tara Kallweit, Jessica and Karen Belmain, and Janessa Pomeroy; nephews Greg Merrithew, Eric and Robert Russell and Corey Devoe; and great- nephew, Caleb Young.

JUNE B. WOODWORTH

BENTON––June Bernice Barker Woodworth, 80, passed away at Lakewood Continuing Care Center on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, following a long illness. June was born in Waterville on June 6, 1937, the daughter of Thomas P. and Annie (Turner) Barker.

Harry Woodworth and June were married July 11, 1953, at her parents’ home in Benton.

June was the youngest of 10 children. She attended Benton and Fairfield schools. June grew up and lived in Benton her entire life.

June worked many years at LaVerdiere’s Warehouse, in Winslow, until she retired to take care of her grandchildren when her daughter went back to work, because she “didn’t want anyone else taking care of them.” She helped on the family farm, volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, made latch hook rugs, looked for treasures at garage sales, loved to be with her grandchildren and go camping. At Lakewood Continuing Care Center, she loved Elvis, beano and all her caregivers.

June was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Linwood, Roland, Philip, Raymond, LaForest and Eldridge Barker; and her sisters, Mildred Wood, Arlene Cole, and Louise Cole.

June is survived by her husband; daughter June and her husband Leo Caron; son Roland Woodworth and his wife Joanne; her grandchildren, Paul Caron, Anna Caron, Jason Woodworth, and Joshua Woodworth and his wife Jane; her great-grandchildren, Eliot, Alice, Andrew, and Jaina Woodworth; brother-in-law Richard Cole Sr.; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 9, at 11 a.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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

JOSEPH M. ST. AMAND SR.

WINDSOR––Joseph M. St. Amand, Sr., 84, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born in Limestone on April 26, 1933, the son of Leon and Eva (Cyr) St. Amand.

Although he only had an eighth grade education, he was the jack of all trades; he loved to read and he was very intelligent and well informed with what was happening around the world, in his country and in his own community.

As a young man, he worked with his father in the woods until he was 18, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War. After completing his training for Seaman, he was assigned Seaman Apprentice aboard the battleship USS Missouri BB-63, the Mighty Mo, until his honorable discharge. Upon his discharge he received the Korean Service, the United Nations Service and the China Service medals. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the American Legion Veterans Memorial Post #205, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3137, the AMVETS Post #14, and the 2014 Bronze Leader of Maine Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

After his discharge from the Navy, he worked several jobs including employment with Capital Lumber as a driver and a laborer and with the Edwards Division of Bates Manufacturing Company as a weaver, until an injury disabled him.

He married Pauline Harrington Fraser in 1954 and they raised their children in Windsor for many years. He was very involved in the community coaching the local youth, from t-ball to high school baseball. His other passions were spending time with family, being outside, hunting, fishing, and most of all a jokester and comedian.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers Raoul, Roland, Emery, Vincent, Rosario, Adrian, Gilbert, Roger and Michael; his sisters, Stella Caron, Theresa Raynes and Leona (Chick) Michaud; and his former wife Pauline St. Amand.

He is survived by his 11 children, Marlene Webber St. Amand, of Augusta, Audrey Brann Shorty, of Windsor, Cecile Tardiff, of Randolph, Karin Cook and husband Bill, of South China, Kim St. Amand and partner Daniel Colby, of Jefferson, Joseph St. Amand, Jr. and wife Susan, of Farmingdale, Bernadette St. Amand, of Palermo, Mark St. Amand, Sr. and wife Debbie, of Windsor, Tamra St. Amand, of South China, Stacey St. Amand, of Vassalboro and Jillian St Amand, of Windsor; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; sister Hazel Rackliff, of Gardiner; his brother Norman St. Amand and wife Carol, of Brewer.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church, in Whitefield. A gathering will be held immediately following at the church hall.

LEE E. KERR

WINSLOW––Lee Eric Kerr, 64, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Captain Lewis Residence, in Farmingdale, following a long battle with cancer. Lee was born in Rumford on February 3, 1953, to Lawrence Kerr and Edna Kerr, and then grew up in Mexico, where he graduated from Mexico High School, in 1971.

He graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a teaching degree. He then went on to work at Sappi, in Skowhegan, as a papermaker for 33 years, retiring in May of 2016.

Lee was an avid Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Lakers fan. He loved the Green Bay Packers so much that he even bought a share of stock in them so that he could become an owner. He truly enjoyed spending time with his children and family, and would have done anything for anyone. He also loved taking trips to the coast and going to yard sales searching for new turn tables and speakers to listen to his records and 45s.

He was predeceased by his father Larry, and his mother Edna.

He is survived by his son Ryan Kerr and wife April, of Brewer, daughter Erika Kerr and fiancé Dennis Glynn, of Augusta; brothers Allen Kerr and wife Joan, of Nashua, New Hampshire, Jack Kerr and wife Jan, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Mark Kerr and wife Becky, of Dixfield; granddaughter Avery, of Augusta; nieces Darcy, Allyson, Lindsey, and Mackenzie; great-niece Riley; and many cousins.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ANGELINE D. MICHAUD, 88, of Waterville, passed away on Thursdaty, November 16, 2017, on her birthday. Locally, she is survived by a son, Gary Michaud and wife Cindy, of Fairfield.

PASTOR RICHARD WALTER, 46, of Winthrop, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017, following a battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a son, Ryan J. Walter, of Vassalboro.

SHAWN PERKINS, 31, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Locally, he is survived by a son, Carter Perkins; his parents Scott and Michelle Perkins, and a brother Tyler Perkins, all of Fairfield.

RICHARD L. LANGUET, 64, of Troy, passed awat on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Angel Languet and partner Jesse Willett, of China; grandson Zander Willett, of China; sisters Angela Latno and husband Richard, of Sidney, and Desiree Languet Thompson, of Albion; brother Joseph Languet, of Waterville.

MARIE J. HUARD, 100, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a son, Richard Huard and wife Cindy, of Benton.

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.