Obituaries, Week of January 19, 2017

PAUL LAFRENIERE

ALBION – Paul Lafreniere, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at home.

Paul grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Manchester High School in 1955.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1962 aboard five aircraft carriers with the 94th Troop Carrier Wing. He then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1968 as an aircraft electrician and instrument repairman. He worked at Grenier Airfield with the 32nd Carrier Squadron before transferring in 1980 to the Air Force Tracking Station in New Boston, New Hampshire, with the 23D Space Operation Squadron. He became chief electrical system electrician before retiring in 1992. He was proud to have spent 36 years serving his country in both active and civilian duty.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman giving him a treasury full of stories. Many good times have been had up to camp and everywhere he went. Paul helped anyone and made friends with all. Everyone who met Paul remembered him.

He is survived by his four children, two daughters and two sons, Cheryl Bumps, of Augusta; Maureen Hockins, of Redding, California; Tom Lafreniere, of Freedom, and Dave Lafreniere, of Albion; two sisters, Irene Couture, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Louise Olson, of Port Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, Andy Lafreniere, of Mulberry, Florida, and Leo Lafreniere, of Green Village, Arizona; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepchildren; nieces and nephews; and his partner of ten years, Joyce Turner Creasey, of Albion.

HUBERT M. BROWN

WINSLOW – Hubert M. Brown, 85, of Winslow, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, at the Oak Grove Center, Waterville. He was born in Waterville on October 23, 1931, son of Wallace and Harriet (Clark) Brown.

Hubert was employed as a mechanic for Ski-Land Woolen Mill, Clinton, Eastland Woolen Mill, Corinna and Cascade Woolen Mill, Oakland. He served as a military police officer in the United States Army. During his retirement, he was employed as a courier of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal.

He loved to motorcycle with his wife, and raised beagles.

Hubert was a member of the American Legion, Skowhegan Elks Lodge, Waterville Motorcycle Club, the Waterville Beagles Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was predeceased by his parents; twin sisters, Charlotte and Charlene; brothers, Daniel and Alan Roy; sisters-in-law, Carol Pomerleau and Jane Paquette; and nephew, Kevin Brown.

Hubert is survived by his wife, Mary (Roy) Brown, of Winslow; sister-in-law, Carmen Foster and husband, Preston, of Benton; god-children, Traser Pomerleau, of California, Betty Mills, of Benton; grandson, Leigh Mills; family member, Johnna Bowen; nieces, Ruth Brown, Stephanie Leonard and husband Chris.

CALVIN POULIN

WINSLOW – Calvin A. Poulin, Sr., 90, also known to many family and friends as “Al”, “Junior”, or “Pap­py” to his military friends, passed away, Friday, January 6, 2017, following a battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born on February 6, 1926, in Waterville, the son of Alfred and Geneva (Marden) Poulin.

He was educated in Waterville schools and, following his father’s death, Calvin went to work to help support the family. While working at the Diamond Match Mill, in Oakland, he met the love of his life, Rita Bisson. They were married in June of 1948 at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville. He also worked at the Lockwood-Dutchess Textile Mill, in Waterville, until he joined the United States Air Force in 1951.

Calvin was a veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served from 1951-1972, retiring as a master sergeant, after 21 years of service. During his service Calvin was a classroom instructor of electronics for 17 years, a flight line supervisor and was assigned to the Atomic Energy Commission. Rita and Calvin traveled and lived on 14 different bases in the United States, where they made many lifelong friends and have wonderful memories. Calvin also traveled to serve in Guam and Thailand. He earned a Commendation Medal in 1972 for his service during the Vietnam War.

While stationed in Arkansas they were blessed with their only child, Calvin. He brought so much joy into their lives. Calvin Jr., traveled with them until 1972 when they returned to settle in Winslow.

Calvin continued to work once settling back in Winslow as a supervisor at Harris Bakery. He drove for Purolator Courier and South End filling station for several years, before officially retiring in 1987. He enjoyed traveling the country in retirement and visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed tinkering in his workshop, working in the yard, gardening, fishing and spending time with his favorite dog, Benji.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rita; one son Calvin and wife Jeannie and granddaughters, Autumn Poulin and Ciera Poulin; his sister, Theresa Carter; his brothers: James Poulin, Raymond Poulin and many nieces and nephews.

Calvin was predeceased by his parents; his sisters: Mary “Lucille” McCommic, Christine Steeves, Bernadine Varney, Lorraine Violette, Gloria Bolduc, and his brother Franklin “George” Poulin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 21, at 11 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, in Winslow. Burial will be in the spring at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity Calvin always supported: Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231. Checks should be made payable to: Smile Train.

MARILYN J. SPAULDING

FAIRFIELD – Marilyn J. (Quimby) Spaulding, 78, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at her home. She was born Decem­ber 4, 1938, in Madison, the daughter of Alston B. And Dorothy I. (Lindsey) Quimby.

On April 12, 1969, she married Loyal L. Spaulding at Pleasant Street Methodist Church. She was employed for 20 years as a cook for the nuns at Mount Merici Convent, in Waterville, and later, owned and operated Marilyn’s Restaurant, in Waterville, for 10 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Street Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Loyal L. Spaulding, of Fairfield; two sons, Terry Lee Spaulding and wife Susan, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and David Glenn Spaulding and wife Kelly, of Waterville; two daughters, Lisa Dawn Dugal and husband Will, of Winslow, and Kelly Jean Spaulding, of Fairfield; siblings, Roberta F Dickenson, of Fairfield Center, Alston B. Quimby, of Madison, Mildred L. Blackwell, of Ohio, Philip Brooks, of Fairfield, Wanda L. Ethridge, of Solon; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Extended family members Nancy and John Wood of South Carolina and Donald and Vinita Martin of Alexandria, Virginia.

She was predeceased by her son, Scott P. Spaulding, mother, Dorothy (Quimby) Brooks, father, Alston B. Quimby Sr.

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

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

BURTON E. LUDWIG JR.

WASHINGTON––Burton “Sonny” E. Ludwig, Jr., 80, of Washington, died on Monday, January 9, 2017, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, in Lewiston. Sonny was born on December 23, 1936, in Washington, to Burton Earl Ludwig, Sr., and Veda Brooks Ludwig.

Sonny attended local schools and graduated from Union High School.

Sonny worked several jobs over the years: he owned and operated a general store in South Liberty, worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Bath Iron Works and was also a car salesman. He also raised Christmas trees and sold them every year, from 1971 until the present, in Salem, Massachusetts. He also owned and operated his own stone quarry. Sonny was very athletic even in his later years.

Sonny was a member of the South Liberty Baptist Church.

Sonny was predeceased by his parents; and his eight siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Sukeforth Ludwig, of Washington; seven children, Melanie Ludwig, of Gorham, Deborah Ludwig Powell, of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Dale Ludwig, of Florida, Sonya Browder and husband Matthew, of Kingsport, Tennessee, Amanda Williams, of Lynchburg, Virginia, Natalia Ludwig, of Washington, and Burton Ludwig, III, of Washington; and nine grandchildren.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

WILLIAM E. ELIAS

FAIRFIELD––William Edward Elias, 58, died at home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. He was born in Waterville on January 31, 1958, the son of Edward and Mary Elias.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, and the University of South Florida, in Tampa, with a major in geography.

For the next 20 years William worked as an on-air meteorologist in Florida, at the Weather Channel, in Atlanta, for ABC News, in Philadelphia, and NBC News, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He won two regional Emmy awards while working in Philadelphia. William was a member of the National Weather Association, and he was certified by the American Meteorological Association

In later years, William worked as a certified personal trainer in Miami. While in Miami, he ran the voting polls in South Beach for many years.

About two years ago, he returned to Fairfield to care for his elderly mother, Mary.

He was predeceased by his father Edward.

William is survived by his 96-year-old mother Mary; his sister Shirley Elias Ezzy and husband, George, of Augusta, and her children, Paul Ezzy, of Boston, Massachusetts, Jennifer and husband Kevin Charette, of Manchester, and Julie and husband Jeremy Payne, of Manchester and their children, Katie, Emily, and Ashley; he is also survived by his sister Lana MacKnight and husband Steve, of Vero Beach, Florida.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

STARK B. SHOREY

WINSLOW––Stark B. “Acey” Shorey, 72, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, following his battle with cancer. He was born in Waterville on December 28, 1944, to Stark Shorey Sr. and Donna Shorey.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, and went on to the Ironworkers Apprenticeship, in Portland. He was an ironworker until 1984 when he was hurt on the job.

He met the love of his life, Linda, in 1965. On June 17, 1967, they were married and they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.

Ace and his father owned race horses and he took care of all their needs. He loved going to Florida in the winters and Linda would join him, as well as his father and sister, Judy. He had plans for every day, seven days a week.

He loved his daughter, Michelle, and his grandchildren, more than words could say. Next came Misty his best friend. He took her everywhere with him. She was Papa’s girl. He loved nature, animals, the VFW’s and had a lot of good friends there, and also taking the grandchildren and Misty to Danny’s Pond if they wanted to go.

He was predeceased by his father, Stark Shorey Sr.; mother Donna Shorey; sister Sally Michaud; and grandmother Lena Shorey.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Shorey; daughter Michelle Johnson; and grandchildren, Adrian, Jaida and Asia; daughter Laurie and grandchildren Hanna, Sara and Nicky; sister Judy Duphiney, of Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Services, Skowhegan.

Donations may be sent to help with the funeral costs to: Linda Shorey, 4 Stuart St., Winslow ME 04901.

KEVIN B. DAVIS

AUGUSTA – Kevin Bruce Davis, 53, passed away on Saturday, Decem­ber 17, 2016, at his home. He was born on Decem­ber 28, 1962.

Kevin was an ordained minister and a master MOPAR mechanic.

Locally, he is survived by Marie Turberville, and daughter Crystal Davis and her partner Glen Jacobs; children Monica Brunner, Angela Bailey and Dillon Estes; grandchildren, Katy, Jesse, Mary Jane, Devon, Glen, Ethan, Phoenix and Delila; twin brother Keith, brothers Kyle Davis, Ron Buchana Jr.; father Bernard Davis, several aunts, uncles and cousins; and best friends, Arthur, Barry and Rachel.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ROLAND GREENLEAF, 75, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017, following an extended illness. Locally, he is survived by siblings Rick Greenleaf and wife Shelley, and Debbie Williams and husband Guy Sr., all of Rome, and Terry Greenleaf and companion, of Oakland.

DAVID V. CURTIS, 67, of Gardiner, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 9, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a son, David D. Curtis and wife Kelly, of Windsor, and grandson Tyler Curtis, of Windsor.

LUCILLE I. BEANE, 92, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Locally, she is survived by a son, Jon Beane, of Augusta, and a granddaughter, Rechelle Ventimiglia, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of January 12, 2017

MURIEL A. MacLEAN

FAIRFIELD – Muriel Ann MacLean, 56, passed on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. She was born in Portland on June 11, 1960, the youngest daughter of the late Walter E. Oakes.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 1978. She shared her life with her husband, Kent, for over 37 years. Together they had a love for one another that lasted a lifetime. Muriel and Kent traveled to Prince Edward Island on more than one occasion to celebrate their anniversary. Muriel was a housewife and raised her two children, Brian Paul and Joanne, proudly.

Muriel also enjoyed arts, crafts, an occasional game of bingo, and making her yearly batch of peanut butter fudge for her very grateful family. But most of all, she enjoyed the time she shared with her family, especially her four grandchildren, Aria, Vincent, Morgan and Ian. She loved being a grandmother and had an unconditional love for all of her family. Her heart was always full of love for others around her.

In addition to her husband, children, grandchildren, she is also survived by her mother, Priscilla M. Oakes; daughter-in-law, Nicole; father and mother-in-law, Ken and Patricia MacLean; sisters and brothers, Karen and Louis Gilbert, Gary and Janette Oakes, Brian and Tammy Oakes; sister-in-law, Brenda and Gordon Reynolds, and Jill MacLean; brothers-in-law, Mark and Penny MacLean, Greg Maclean, Neil and Philomena MacLean, and Brett and Karen MacLean; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Steve MacLean.

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

NORBERT R. KELLEY

ALBION––Norbert R. Kelley, 94, died at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Norbert was born on November 7, 1922, in Cold Spring, New York.

He was the youngest child of Jessie (Sproston) Kelley and Norman H. Kelley. Norbert attended PS#45 and John Adams High School in Cornell Park, Queens, New York. He moved to Maiine with his parents in 1939 and he graduated from Besse High School, in Albion, in 1940. He earned an associate’s degree from Thomas Business School, in Waterville, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Husson College, in Bangor.

Norbert loved his country and spent some of the happiest years of his life in her service. He served in the 454th Bombardment Group in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the top turret gunner and engineer on a B-24 Liberator. On his 28th mission his airplane was shot down over Blechammer, Germany. Norbert spent nine months as a prisoner of war-–five months in Stalag Luft IV, in Poland, and four months on a 600-mile death march through the frozen countryside with no shelter and very little food. After the war, Norbert enlisted in the new US Air Force and served during the Korean “conflict” from 1948 to 1952. He returned to the military for the third time in 1961. He served in the US Army and spent a year in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. He retired from the Army in 1977. Norbert was drawn to continue working with the armed services so he worked as a civil servant at Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska, for 10 years from 1980 to 1990.

Norbert was a member of the Albion Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled Veterans and the Grange.

Norbert loved Maine and the ‘little white house” on the Kelley farm, in Albion. He loved to travel and was an avid photographer. Norbert enjoyed camping and hiking. Norbert had a beautiful tenor voice and he liked to sing at home and at church. He played the guitar and harmonica, wrote poetry and prose and loved to talk about religion and politics.

Norbert was deeply spiritual and loved God and service to others.

Norbert was predeceased by his parents; his sister Norma Kelley; and his brother Gordon W. Kelley.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy (Worrall) Kelley, of Albion; his daughter Kathleen (Kelley) Crawford and her husband Randy Crawford, of Albion; his three grandchildren, Kelley Crawford, of Richmond, Nancy Crawford and her significant other Dan Shea, of Albion, Joshua Crawford and his significant other Jennifer Crawford, of Albion; his great-granddaughter Victoria Crawford, of Albion; and two nieces and two nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed and thoughts expressed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta ME 04330, or MaineGeneral Hospice.

ELBERT D. HAYFORD JR.

WHITEFIELD­­––Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Elbert (Bert) D. Hayford Jr., of Whitefield, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Glenridge Long Term Care, in Augusta. He was born April 21, 1921, in Farmingdale, to Elbert and Gertrude (Boothby) Hayford.

Bert graduated from Gardiner High School in 1938. Following graduation he learned to fly at the Augusta Airport, contiinued his flight training in Boston and then went on to join the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant for 27 years of honorable service. He was a highly decorated pilot. His military duties took him all over the world and included, among other things, flight instruction to new pilots, flying 357 missions in the Berlin Airlift––a humanitarian mission, the Candy Drop, and photo mapping Alaska, Iceland and Greenland. Bert also landed a B-17 at Augusta Airport upon learning of his father’s death. At the time it was the second time that a plane of a four-motored type had landed there. Bert was a three-war veteran serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Upon retirement, he and his wife purchased the family farm in Whitefield where they went “back to their roots,” haying the field, growing three gardens, owning a milk cow, chickens, and various other farm animals. During this time, he also owned and operated a Shell station in Augusta. He was a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy, where he volunteered for the Blue Light program visiting community elders to check on their needs. Later, Bert returned to flying for Maine Instrument Flight in Augusta.

Bert also greatly enjoyed joining the Happy Hearts Program at the Augusta YMCA where he exercised three times a week for many years. At age 95 he remained faithful to his exercise routine and especially enjoyed “pool day” on Fridays.

He was very proud to have been a founding father of Whitefield Senior Men’s Group and always looked forward to his Thursday morning discussions with them.

Bert also enjoyed photography, travel to and watching Formula 1 car racing.

He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Dorothy Alice (Meigs) Hayford; sisters, Eleanor Cunningham, Olive Washburn, Margaret Dodge, and Nancy Harrington; brother, Donald Hayford Sr.; and sons-in-law, William Glazier and Henry F. Bremer.

Elbert is survived by son, Elbert Hayford III, of Augusta; daughters, Bonnie Glazier, of Palermo, Betsey Bremer, of Windsor, Barbara and Daniel Bonenfant, of Whitefield, and Connie Libby and husband Jim, of Newcastle; sister, Janice Perkins, of Edgecomb; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and family.

JONATHAN W. WHITE

CHINA––Jonathan William White, 42, passed away at his residence in China on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Jonathan was born in Waterville on August 12, 1974, to Carrol and Susan White.

He was a 1992 graduate of Erskine Academy.

Jonathan was predeceased by his grandfathers, Roy Dow and Benny White.

He is survived by his parents Carrol and Susan; brother Nathan and wife Alison and their son Tyler; grandmothers Carolyn Dow and Virginia White; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

THEODORE C. FARRINGTON

SOUTH CHINA––Theodore Carleton Farrington, age 62, died Saturday, December 31, 2016, at his home of a heart attack, with his brother Tom, and niece, Johanna, by his side. He was born in Augusta, a son of Carleton F. Farrington and Marcia (Brann) Farrington.

He was a graduate of China Elementary School and Erskine Academy, in South China.

Ted worked at Farrington Clothing Outlet for a few years as manager. After, he worked with his brother, Tom, painting houses for over 30 years.

Ted loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and trapping for many seasons. He had several close buddies that he shared these memorable seasons with and some wonderful stories too. Ted also enjoyed golfing at local courses for many years and was a longtime member of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks#964.

Ted was the kindest man, always willing to lend a helping hand and always greeted all with a genuine smile.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Timothy Farrington; and a step-nephew, Stephen Campbell.

He is survived by his brother, Thomas C. Farrington and wife, Nancy A.; nieces, Jessica L. Farrington and Johanna L. Studholme, husband Kirk M. and their sons, Parter T. Studholme and Ethan M. Studholme; nephew, Carleton “Chip” Farrington, wife Alysia, and their daughters, Madyx Kennedy and Megan Marie Farrington; a step-nephew, Michael Campbell; stepnieces, Kelly Niles and Terry Mehuren; several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the South China Legion Hall on Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m.

JULIA F. MARTIN

BENTON––Julia F. Martin, 94, passed away at her home on Monday, January 2, 2017. She was born Julia Florence Buker in East Benton on October 30, 1922, the daughter of Leroy and Bertha (Witham) Buker.

She attended the local one-room school and graduated eighth grade. Julia worked at household chores from a young age and tended to various nieces and nephews. She grew up extremely fast. She would spend her entire life taking care of others and it was done well.

Julia married Henry Martin on January 14, 1939, at Clinton. They were together for more that 65 years. In the early years, she was involved with the 4-H Club, Ladies Aid Society, selling Avon, and the local church (many, many public suppers). In later years she retired from the Hathaway Shirt Company, of Waterville. She hunted deer with two sisters, picked berries, played cards, had holiday gatherings, and went on picnics and camping trips with friends and family. She knew how to have fun.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Henry Martin in 2004; her son Thomas Martin in 1999; daughter-in-law Betty Martin in 2000; and grandson Donald Shores Jr. in 2015. She outlived all her siblings, Cony Witham, Harold Buker, Earland Buker, Daphne Robinson, Violet Grenier, Celia Littlefield, Willard Baker, and Marion Buker.

Survivors include her three children, Kathleen Humphrey, of Freeport, Judith Shorey, of Oakland, Henry Martin Jr. and wife Pat, of Benton; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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

WILLIAM J. KOLREG SR.

OAKLAND––William J. Kolreg Sr., 87, died Monday, January 2, 2017, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta. He was born in Lewiston on October 23, 1929.

William lived several years in Connecticut, where he worked for Neilsons Gas Company. Returning to Maine, he was employed by Hinmans Lumber and later North Anson Reel Company.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

William was predeceased by his wife Grace; a daughter, Elaine; and three brothers, Wally, Marshall, and Mont.

Surviving are a son William Kolreg Jr. and wife Terry; daughters Linda Markham, Lori Soucy, and Yvonne Armor and husband Charles; a a brother Wendall; several step-children; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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

PETER J. OTIS

FAIRFIELD––Peter J. Otis, 47, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Portland. He was born in Waterville on September 19, 1969, the son of James W. Otis and Sandra Larsen Otis.

Peter grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Lawrence High School class of 1987. After graduation Peter was employed by United Parcel Service (UPS) where he worked as pre-loader and air driver for 27 years.

He always knew how to put a smile on someone’s face. Peter was very generous and enjoyed giving things to people he cared about and he often did; whether they needed it or not.

He loved to fish and was often the first to fish the local fishing holes, rain or shine. Other hobbies he had were hunting, stand-up comedy, and he had a soft spot for animals. Peter enjoyed spending time with his daughter Ashley, her sisters Hannah and Jaiden, and his nieces. He took them fishing, four-wheeling, and to the movies and out to eat. He loved to hang out and watch football with his lifelong friend, John Poplaski. His pride and joy was his granddaughter, Sailer. He looked forward to teaching her to drive, fish, play golf, snowmobile, and “to have an attitude”.

Peter was predeceased by his father James W. Otis.

Peter is survived his daughter, Ashley A. Otis; a granddaughter, Sailer J. Otis; his mother, Sandra Otis; sister Brenda Adams and husband Andy; brother Darby Otis and wife Sherie; and nieces Danielle Otis, Michaela Otis, Ashley Bellows, and Erica Ratner.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Animal Humane Society, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville ME 04901.

ROGER G. RICH

FAIRFIELD––Roger G. Rich, 72, of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born on January 5, 1944, in Hartland, the son of Margaret J. (York) Rich.

Roger grew up in Fairfield Center with his mother, stepfather Laurence Jewell, and siblings Larry and Priscilla. He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1962, then immediately enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1968.

Roger married Brenda A. Harrison on February 19, 1966, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, in Fairfield.

He worked for 33 years at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, until their closure in 1998. From there, Roger went on to earn his CDL and became a professional truck driver, driving for Fabian Oil until his retirement. Roger was a longtime member of the Grover-Hinckley American Legion, in Fairfield. He was an avid football enthusiast, watching high school, college, and professional teams. He frequently could be seen on Friday nights that the Lawrence football field cheering for his beloved Bulldogs and on every Sunday watching the Patriots, often with his mother-in-law. Roger shared his passion of football with his granddaughter Nicole, whom he turned into a die-hard Patriots fan.

Roger had a love for classic cars, especially Fords, and spoke often of the first new car he ever bought, a 1965 Mustang.

Roger enjoyed traveling with his wife and they shared many trips together through the years. He also enjoyed camping with his family when his children were young.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening and was an excellent cook! Often trying new recipes and making special meals for his family and friends. Roger also enjoyed reading and was a constant visitor of the Lawrence Public Library; a passion he shared with his wife.

Roger was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Brenda; his mother and stepfather; brother Larry Jewell; sister Priscilla Gullifer; and close friend and brother-in-law John Harrison.

Roger is survived by his daughters, Laurie, of Waterville, and Cathy, of Benton; his granddaughter Nicole, of Waterville; mother-in-law Theresa Harrison, of Albion; brothers-in-law, Mike Harrison, of Winslow, Steve Harrison and wife Jen, of Albion, Greg Harrison and wife Arlene, of Albion; many nieces and nephews.

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

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2917, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., in Fairfield, from 1-2 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 2589, Augusta ME 04338 or Maine Greyhound Placement Service, 231 Old Belgrade Rd., Augusta ME 04330.

OTHERS DEPARTED

JACQUELINE BUMFORD, 84, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Locally, she is survived by grandsons Scott Bumford and wife Kim, of Oakland, Michael Bumford, of Windsor.

MONA RIDLEY, 87, of Nobleboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, following a long period of ill health. Locally, she is survived by her grandchildren Sarah Ridley Geroux and husband Jamie, of Jefferson, and great-grandchildren Cody Beaucage and Kaleigh Beaucage, both of Jefferson.

FLORENCE M. CARRELL, 91, of Belgrade, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by sons Jon Carrell, of Augusta, and Robert Carrell and wife Linda, of Vassalboro.

NINA B. AHO, 96, of Union, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at the Augusta Center for Longterm Care, following a period of declining health. Locally, she is survived by sisters Frances Gould and husband Don, of Whitefield, and Betty Crocker, of Coopers Mills, and sister-in-law Marti Brann, of Vassalboro.

BETTY JEAN WILLETTE, 49, of Smithfield, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Marta Bourque, of Oakland; grandchildren Aliya and Bryson; siblings, Roger and wife Donna, of China, Ronnie and Lorraine Cox, of Freedom, Peter and wife Alnetta, of Unity, William and wife Kathy, of China, and Madelyn Morgan, of Clinton, and Arthur and wife Beth, of Waterville.

AUDREY F. BENNER, 49, of Nobleboro, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 26, 2016, at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus, in Damariscotta. Locally, she is survived by a son, Andrew Corson and wife Nancy, of Jefferson.

JEAN ANN BOURGOIN DIERIG, 62, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Locally, she is survived by her mother, Jeannette Bourgoin, and a brother John Bourgoin and wife Carmen, all of Winslow.

NOEL E. GILBERT, 83 of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Locally, he is survived by sons Michael Gilbert and wife Denise, and Jeffrey Gilbert and partner Tina Murray, all of South China.

MARTHA V. ST. AMAND, 91, of Waterbury, Connecticut, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, in Waterbury. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Theresa LePage and husband Alphonse, of Winslow.

JENIESE SENIOR, 83, of Hallowell, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a son, Robert Senior and wife Lynn,, of Whitefield.

MARY E. ABBOTT, 93, of Wiscasset, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus, in Damariscotta. Locally, she is survived by a grandson, Bill Abbott, of Jefferson.

LEO E. BEAULIEU, 76, of Norridgewock, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by children Kelly Hill and husband Blair, of Winslow, Shelby Nelson and husband Kevin, of Skowhegan, Daniel Beaulieu and wife Michelle, of Benton; and step-daughter Kelly Adams, of Norridgewock.

JANE McMULLIN, 80, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by a son, Daniel Bureau and wife Janice, of Fairfield.

FORMER RESIDENTS

ROBERT E. WALDRON, 86, of Venice, Florida, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, in Venice, Florida. He was born in Albion on March 26, 1930, the son of the late John and Ruth Waldron. He married the former Joan Getchell in 1949, and were both active members of the Fairfield Baptist Church. Joan is living at North Port Pines, in North Port, Florida, an assisted living facility.

LOCAL TIES

CHARLES A. MOORE II, 66, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, the result of a kayaking accident on the Susquehanna River, in Pennsylvania. For many years, in the 1980s and ‘90s, Chuck was owner of The Maine Image, a commercial photography studio, located on Common St., in Waterville.

BRIDGET I. (ROONEY) WHITMAN, 69, of Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Marshwood Center, in Lewiston. A graduate of Waterville High School in 1966, she operated Bridget’s School of Dance, which was located on Western Ave., in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by two sons, Eric Bourgoin and wife Laurie, of Oakland, Jimmy Bourgoin and wife MaryBeth, of Winslow; grandchildren Lindsay and Morgan Bourgoin, both of Oakland, and Jo Ann Bourgoin, of Winslow.

Obituaries, Week of January 5, 2017

DEBRA J. BURKE

WATERVILLE ­ Debra Jean Burke, 60, of Waterville, died Thursday, December 15, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 20, 1956, the daughter of the late Blanche Burke.

She was a lifelong resident of Waterville.

Debra proudly worked as the head night custodian at NRF, in Augusta. She also worked at Harris Baking Co., in Waterville, for many years. Debra nursed her partner, Malcolm Brann, until his death and for several years cared for her disabled mother.

Debra was an avid reader and nature-lover who enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening. She loved animals. In recent years she acquired an interest in art and was learning to sketch and paint. She enjoyed her solitude, but she had a generous heart and was quick to share her garden bounty and help friends and neighbors in need.

She is survived by her sisters, Sharon L. Hammer and Cindy L. Burke, both of Waterville.

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

RICHARD R. MERRILL

CHINA – Richard R. Merrill, 80, died unexpectedly Friday, December 16, 2016, at his home. He was born in Augusta on July 2, 1936, the son of the late Frank Merrill, Sr. and Anita C. (Ayotte) Merrill Goodchild.

Mr. Merrill attended Augusta schools and was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

He had been employed by McGee Construction for 15 years. He had also worked for Caterpillar Heavy Equipment and Power Systems, City of Augusta Public Works, Isaacson Lumber Company and Sargent Corporation.

Mr. Merrill enjoyed camping, fishing, horseshoes, playing cards, gambling and hunting. Most of all he loved telling stories (reminiscing) and enjoying life.

Mr. Merrill was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Solange A. (Dulac) Merrill; a son, Richard W. “Billy” Merrill; his parents, Frank Merrill, Sr. and Anita C. (Ayotte) Merrill Goodchild; his paternal grandparents, who raised him as their own, Ernest and Clara (Lagasse) Ayotte.

He is survived by two sons: Andre Dulac and wife, of Augusta, and Ricky Merrill and wife Sarah, of Windsor, his daughter, Linda “Lynn” Ross and husband Danny, of Zephyrhills, Florida; his fiancée, Delores McCaslin, of China; Delores’ son, John McCaslin and wife Wendy, of Vassalboro; two brothers, Frank Merrill, Jr., of Eddington, and Ronald Merrill, of Chicago, Illinois; two sisters, Carlene Byrne, of Pittston and Priscilla Rideout, of Sidney; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908.

CLIFTON L. GLIDDEN

VASSALBORO – Clifton L. “Cliff” Glidden, 91, passed peacefully at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, on Monday, December 19, 2016. Cliff was born to Ona (Kimball) Glidden and Harold (Jack) Glidden of Vassalboro.

A survivor of World War II, Cliff joined the Army and was a participant of the Normandy invasion. His many active duty awards include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and the France Legion of Merit. He was later awarded the World War II Veteran Eagle-head Cane; and attended a luncheon at the Blaine House hosted by the Governor and Mrs. Paul LePage.

Cliff married Rita M. (Pare) Glidden on September 1, 1973, and resided in Vassalboro.

The majority of his career was spent at the City of Augusta Public Works Dept. While there Cliff initiated and led the Augusta School District School Bus Maintenance Program with a later promotion to maintenance supervisor.

Cliff and his wife, Rita, enjoyed most of their adult life camping with family and friends. As members of the Good Sam Club their camping trips led them through every state in the U.S. including an extended trip through Alaska.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Clarice (Glidden) Rabideau.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita (Pare) Arbour Glidden, of Vassalboro; four sons, Dale Glidden and wife Janice, of Manchester, David Glidden and wife Pam, of Readfield, Roland Arbour and wife Jean, of Sidney, and Robert Arbour and wife Sheryl, of Readfield; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cliff held a special bond with his granddaughter, Tamera Ellis and great-grandson, Thadd Clark.

A graveside Committal Service and Celebration of Life will be held this spring. Burial will be in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta.

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

Memorial donations can be made to your organization of choice.

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

CLIFFORD J. FECTEAU

FAIRFIELD – Clifford James Fecteau, 65, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at his home, in Fairfield. He was born December 15, 1951, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Philmore and Georgia (Kenniston) Fecteau.

He graduated from Waterville High School class of 1970. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army until his honorable discharge and retired after 20 years of service with the Maine Air National Guard. He earned an associate degree in business administration with a major in marketing/management from Kennebec Valley Technical College in 1988 with honors. He became a building custodian at KVVC, in Fairfield, then was employed as a bookstore manager until he retired. After he retired, he opened Central Maine Textbooks which he owned and operated.

Clifford is survived by his mother, Georgia (Kenniston) Fecteau, of Waterville; brother, Thomas Little, of Westbrook; step sister, Elizabeth Glidden, of Augusta; uncle, David Kenniston, of Amherst. He was predeceased by his father, Philmore Fecteau.

Memorial donations may be made to HART of Maine, Inc., Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats, PO Box 351, Cumberland, Maine 04021 or the Humane Society-Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

DONNA M. FRENCH

FAIRFIELD – Donna Marie French, 65, passed away on Thursday December 29, 2016, following a courageous battle of many illnesses. She was born in Van Buren, October 5, 1951, the daughter of Maurice and Regina Ruel.

She was educated in the schools of Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1971. Then continued her education and graduated from Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute, KVC, and University of Maine Augusta School of Practical Nursing, and most recently, was a post-graduate in pharmacology. Donna worked at a local nursing home for 20 years until she opened French Residential Care facility for challenged adults, which she owned and operated for 15 years. She was also Queen Mother of the chapter of Red Hat Society (elegant red hat ladies).

She was predeceased by her twin sons; parents, Maurice and Regina Ruel; biological mother, Rita; biological sisters, June, Joyce and Christina McInnis; brothers, Robert King, Edward Paul King; nephew, David Goldsmith; a very special pet, Sir Rilley Ho French, a Bishon Frezie.

Donna is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Hughes and husband Mike, of Windsor, Monica Hammock and Paul Hammock, of Winslow, Tonia Savasuk and partner Keith Spencer, of Oakland; a son, Reggie French, of Windsor; daughter, Jillian French; 11 grandchildren, Samantha, Tasha, Reggie Jr, Dallas, Jillian, Jessica, Kyler, Paul Jr, Khristopher, Joshua, and Calia; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and McKenna; six biologial sisters; two biological brothers; many aunts and uncles; and a brother, Robert Ruel who was so special to her.

Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice Inc. 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 12, Augusta, Maine 04330.

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

MICHAEL SPAULDING

ALBION – Michael Spaulding, 61, of Albion, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was three days shy of his 62nd birthday when he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike was born in Waterville on January 3, 1955, the middle of three children, to Helen (Economu) and Clyde Spaulding.

He graduated from Waterville High School in 1973, and from UMaine in 1977. Shortly after graduation he married Cindy (Jones), his high school sweetheart. This coming June would have been their 40th wedding anniversary. They went on to have two children, Michel and James. Mike was a devoted father, the kind who planned lots of camping trips and never missed a game.

He retired seven years ago after working in sales for Altria for 30 years, which included a three-year stint commuting to New York City and a year in Richmond, Virginia. Among his many hobbies and interests were traveling abroad and in the U.S. with his wife, sailing the beautiful coast of Maine with Cindy on their boat, bird hunting with his beloved dog Emma, and enjoying time with his four grandchildren. Mike packed a lot of living into his 61 years. He had so many interests that he was constantly picking up side jobs over the years: volunteer firefighter in Fairfield Center, Somerset County deputy sheriff, private pilot, sports referee, bus driver, tractor services, codes enforcement officer, plumbing inspector for Albion, and many more.

Mike is survived by his wife Cynthia Jones Spaulding, of Albion, his daughter, Michel Gross and husband Alex, of Maynard, Massachusetts, son James Spaulding and wife Carol of Mt. Vernon, four grandchildren Evan and Justin of Maynard, Massachusetts, and Trinity and Tyler, of Mt. Vernon, brother Greg “Kiki” Spaulding and wife Brenda, of Oakland, sister Kathleen Spaulding, of Aurora, Colorado, brother Mark Spaulding and wife Nancy, of Randolph, brother Timothy Spaulding and wife Martha, of Chesapeake, Virginia, brother Eric Spaulding and wife Megan, of Benton.

Memorial donations may be made to his favorite charity, Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Camp Rd., Rome, ME 04963, www.pinetreesociety.org.

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

GARY C. PULLEN SR.

WINDSOR––Gary Chester Pullen Sr., 43, of Windsor, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2016. He was born in Augusta to Gary E. Pullen and Debra E. (Hysom) Pullen on April 27, 1973,

He attended Windsor School, Erskine Academy, and graduated from Northeast Trucking School. Being a trucker was in Gary’s heart, he loved being on the road and driving big rigs.

Gary was predeceased by his sister Lynnette M. Pullen; uncle Warren Staples, and uncle Robert E. Pullen.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Alyssa Lee Pullen and Gary Chester Pullen Jr.; his mother Debra E. Pullen and father Gary E. Pullen; stepmother Wendy Gogan, Aunt Glenis Staples, aunt Louise and uncle Fred O’Clair, Aunt Sheila Hysom, uncle Jerry Day and Aunt Carlene Day; nephew Dakoda Cole; and many cousins.

CLIFTON L. GLIDDEN

VASSALBORO––­­Clifton L. “Cliff” Glidden, 91, passed away at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta on Monday, December 19, 2016. Cliff was born to Ona (Kimball) Glidden and Harold (Jack) Glidden, of Vassalboro.

Cliff joined the Army and was a participant of the Normandy invasion. His many active duty awards include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, and the France Legion of Merit. He was later awarded the WWII Veteran Eagle-head Cane, and attended a luncheon at the Blaine House hosted by the Governor and Mrs. LePage. A survivor of WWII, he was considered a member of this world’s “greatest generation.”

The majority of his career was spent at the City of Augusta Public Works Dept. While there Cliff initiated and led the Augusta School District School Bus Maintenance Program with a later promotion to maintenance supervisor.

Cliff and his wife, Rita, enjoyed most of their adult life camping with family and friends. As members of the Good Sam Club, their camping trips led them thru every state in the US including an extended trip through Alaska.

Cliff married Rita M. (Pare) Glidden on September 1, 1973, and resided in Vassalboro.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Clarice (Glidden) Rabideau.\

He is survived by Rita; Dale and Jan, of Manchester, David and Pam, of Readfield, Roland and Jean, of Sidney, Robert and Sheryl, of Readfield; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Memorial donations can be made to your organization of choice.

CANDACE R. HILL

OAKLAND––Candace Ruth Hill died Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in Oakland. Born September 24, 1952, in Wakefield, Rhode Island, she spent her life helping others as a social worker, a bookstore owner, an educator, a health-care administrator, and a uniquely generous person.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Collins; sons Sterling and Baron Collins-Hill; her father; her sister and her brother. She regarded family, friends, and others who connected with her life as gifts that she received.

Memorial donations may be made to the nonprofit Community Dental Center, 93 Main St., Waterville ME 04901.

NICHOLAS SHANE TYLER

FAIRFIELD––Nicholas (Nic) Shane “Tyler, 27, died unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born in Waterville, on July 7, 1989, the son of Robin and Tammy (Coro) Tyler.

A 2008 graduate of Cony High School, Nic attended Lawrence High School until 2006, and strongly identified with Bulldog athletics, especially football and basketball. Nic could not dunk a basketball, but that never stopped him from trying. He also thought that the three-point line was added to the rules of the game with him in mind. He was also a fan of the Miami Dolphins.

Nic remained active in sports after high school. He did not invent disc golf, but he was confident that he could perfect the game if given the chance.

Blessed with a wide social network in center Maine, Nic was a stout friend to many. He was especially close to Robert Hubbard, who died in 2012.

Nic was a skilled telemarketer, employed by Integrated Sales Solutions and Great Falls Marketing, and was on a management track at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Kylie Paige Cheever Tyler; four daughters, Madilynn June, Amileya Marie, Annelise Paige and Gwendolyn Shyann Tyler; brothers Travis

Tyler and Benn Tyler; and sisters, Monica Gunning, Tia Brawn.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Asthma Research Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

OTHERS DEPARTED

MAGGIE J. BROOKS, 96, of Bocawen, New Hampshire, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Locally, she is survived by brother-in-law Donald LaCroix, of Fairfield, and niece Evelyn Knights, of Fairfield.

ROBERT R. SOOHEY, 77, of Bremen, passed awat on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Togus VA Facility, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, Robert S. Soohey and wife Teresa, of Whitefield, and twin grandsons, Robert and Stephen Soohey.

MICHAEL J. BAUCOM, 60, of Gardiner, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. Locally, he is survived by a stepson, David Curtis and wife Kelly, of Windsor.

DENNIS W. HUTCHINGS, 76, of Cathedral City, California, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. Locally, he is survived by great-grandchildren Hannah Owen, of Windsor, and Allen Albert, of Waterville.

MARY J. EGELER, 84, of Cornville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Wendy Sylvain and husband Shawn Sherman, of Benton.

KEVIN A. JOHNSON, 46, of Monmouth, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Locally, he is survived by his fiancée Janet Patterson, of Oakland; and brother David D. Johnson Sr. and wife Cherry, of Waterville.

DOROTHY A. SAUNDERS, 94, of Blackstone, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016, at St. Camillus Health Center. Locally, she is survived by and won, Lee M. Saunders and wife Darlene, of Jefferson.

AGNES E. MILLS, 82, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Karen Bowden and husband Bob, of Whitefield.

JACQUELINE BUMFORD, 84, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Locally, she is survived by grandsons Scott Bumford and wife Kim, of Oakland, Michael Bumford, of Windsor.

MONA RIDLEY, 87, of Nobleboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, following a long period of ill health. Locally, she is survived by her grandchildren Sarah Ridley Geroux and husband Jamie, of Jefferson, and great-grandchildren Cody Beaucage and Kaleigh Beaucage, both of Jefferson.

FLORENCE M. CARRELL, 91, of Belgrade, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by sons Jon Carrell, of Augusta, and Robert Carrell and wife Linda, of Vassalboro.

BETTY JEAN WILLETTE, 49, of Smithfield, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Marta Bourque, of Oakland; grandchildren Aliya and Bryson; siblings, Roger and wife Donna, of China, Ronnie and Lorraine Cox, of Freedom, Peter and wife Alnetta, of Unity, William and wife Kathy, of China, and Madelyn Morgan, of Clinton, and Arthur and wife Beth, of Waterville.

JEAN ANN BOURGOIN DIERIG, 62,s of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Locally, she is survived by her mother, Jeannette Bourgoin, and a brother John Bourgoin and wife Carmen, all of Winslow.

NOEL E. GILBERT, 83 of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Locally, he is survived by sons Michel Gilbert and wife Denise, and Jeffrey Gilbert and partner Tina Murray, all of South China.

Obituaries, Week of December 22, 2016

OTHERS DEPARTED

DIANE P. THEBERGE, 75, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Natalie, of Winslow.

RUTH E. BALLARD, 92, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Mount St. Joseph’s, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a son, Gary Ballard, of Waterville.

CECILE B. COUTURE, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Sasturday, December 10, 2016, at Lakewood Nursing Home, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her husband, Edward, daughters Joanne Jordan and husband Dana, of Vassalboro, Sylvia Hallee and husband Claude, of Waterville, and son Peter Couture and wife Shelly, of Augusta; and grandchildren Nicholas Couture and wife Lacey, of Oakland, TJ Cusick, of Augusta, and Ryan Hallee and wife Lauren, of Oakland.

BRUCE A. LEE JR., 47, of Skowhegan, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by brothers Brent Lee and wife Audrey, of Benton, and niece Ashley Day, of Fairfield, and nephews Matthew Lee, of Clinton, Hayden and Hunter Lee, both of Clinton.

MARY J. EGELER, 84, of Cornville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Wendy Sylvain and husband Shawn Sherman, of Benton.

KEVIN A. JOHNSON, 46, of Monmouth, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Locally, he is survived by his fiancée Janet Patterson, of Oakland; and brother David D. Johnson Sr. and wife Cherry, of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of December 15, 2016

LEROY W. AUSTIN

CHINA – Leroy “Lee” Winslow Austin, 75, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. He believed in the power of individuals to affect change in the community through the active presence of God in all things. Selectman, community activist, father, grandfather and teacher, Lee will be remembered for his humanity, faith, and his love and passion for improving the lives of others. Lee truly lived a life consistent with the ideals he believed.

Born in 1941, during the turbulent years of World War II, Lee made an early decision to embrace the Quaker values of peace, love and the importance of truth.page4pict1

Though raised in the small town of South China, Lee would travel the breadth of the United States before returning to raise his family in the town of his birth. He attended Barrington College, in Rhode Island, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in music and music education in 1965. After college, Lee moved to California where he continued to pursue his love of music, singing in the well-known Roger Wagner Chorale. Here he also met his partner for life, Ann Miller, and the couple married just six months later in the summer of 1967.

Lee returned with his family to the China area in 1979 where he owned and operated Willow Beach Camps on China Lake for more than a decade. During this time he was also elected to the China Board of Selectmen, and served on the board of directors of The Town Line newspaper and the Chamber of Commerce, and even made a State Senate run in 1986.

In the early ‘90s, Lee turned his efforts to community empowerment. He and Ann opened the China Community Food Pantry in 1992, which they have continued to manage for more than 25 years.

Lee was predeceased by his parents, long-time China residents Ralph and Myrtle Austin.

He is survived by his wife Ann Austin; sister Aurie Spender and spouse Robert; daughters Aurie Maxwell and spouse Ronald, Rebekah Thatcher and husband Christopher, sons Eric, Jonathan and spouse Crystal, and seven grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to The China Community Food Pantry, PO Box 6012, China Village, ME 04926.

ROLLANDE G. BILODEAU

WINSLOW––Rollande G. Bilodeau, 91, of Winslow passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was born January 31, 1925, the daughter of Athanase and Rose-Anna Gilbert, in St. Alfred, Quebec, Canada.

She married Gerard Bilodeau in July 1946. Together they formed a loving family with four children, Patrick, Yvan, Marlene and Gilbert. She and her husband worked tirelessly for many years building a successful auto repair and sales business in Winslow. Anyone who met her instantly knew she was a special person who gave of herself always.
She was predeceased by her husband Gerard who died in 1981, her brothers Ronald, Laureat, Jean-Paul, Camille and Patrice and her sister Jeannine.

Rollande is survived by her four children, Patrick and wife Cathy, Yvan, Marlene and husband Al, Bert and his partner Morgan; grandson Jeremy, granddaughter Jennifer and husband David; great-grandson Jacob and great-granddaughter Claire; sisters Eveline and Annette; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

DEBORAH A. JONES

page4pict3SMITHFIELD – Deborah A. Jones, 66, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016, at her home in Smithfield. She was born April 12, 1950, in Waterville, the daughter of Richard and Emilienne (Mathieu) Ouellette.

She was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1968. On January 10, 1970, she married Gary Jones, at Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville. She was employed for many years as a telephone operator at New England Telephone, then later at Central Maine Morning Sentinel until her retirement.

Debbie was a member of the Forest J. Pare VFW Post #1285 Ladies Auxiliary for 18 years, in Waterville, and American Legion Auxiliary in Oakland for 27 years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and cooking. She cherished time spent with her family and her dog Bandit, and taking care of her family until her illness.

Debbie is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary Jones, of Smithfield; son, Michael Jones and wife Melissa, of Smithfield; grandson, Dean Jones and girlfriend Ashley Miller, of Skowhegan; two brothers, Thomas Ouellette and partner Donnette White, of Smithfield, Stephen Ouellette and wife Gwen, of Oakland; two nieces, Emily and Lauren Ouellette, both of Oakland.

She was predeceased by her parents, Emilienne and Richard Ouellette.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

MICHAEL P. FLEWELLING

FAIRFIELD – Michael Peter Flewelling, 56, of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born Dec­ember 10, 1959, in Waterville, the son of Peter H. Flewelling and Germaine (Roy) Wallace.page4pict2

He graduated from Winslow High School and attended classes at the University of Maine and Kennebec Valley Community College. Michael worked at Thayer Hospital for many years as a housekeeper, phlebotomist, orderly and switchboard operator. Since then he has worked as an inside and outside sales representative for commercial pump companies. Most currently, he was a successful and dedicated sales representative for F.W.Webb for the past nine years.

He was a loving, supportive, and dedicated father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He always had a lending ear, comforting words or humorous sarcasm for any situation. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and girlfriend Kathy. He also enjoyed riding his Harley and exercising his Second Amendment right to the United States Constitution. Most importantly, though, he enjoyed giving to, and helping others.

Michael is survived by his three children Jessica, Tiffany and Travis Flewelling; mother, Germaine Wallace and husband Donald; brother, David Flewelling and wife Michelle; stepbrothers, Nicolaus and Lance Wallace; niece, Katherine Flewelling; nephew, Nathan Flewelling; girlfriend Kathy Warren; Laurie Costigan, mother of his children and life-long friend; many relatives and many, many friends. Michael is predeceased by his father Peter Flewelling and his sister Karen Wallace.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, December 19, 2016, from 4 – 8 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water Street, Fairfield

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Medical Center for Pulmonary Embolism Research. For checks and cash, please make a note in memory of Michael Peter Flewelling. Donations may be sent to: Philanthropy Department, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.

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

SUMNER T. CARLSON

CHINA––Sumner Tuell Carson, 89, passed away at his son’s home on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He was born December 24, 1917, the first child of Mildred and Gotthard Carlson.

He grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, but spent his younger summers with his parents, brother, and sister at their cottage in Fieldston on the South Shore. When he was older, he spent his summers at his uncle’s farm in Sumner, where he helped with chores and caring for the animals. He attended Milton High School, followed by a year at Norfolk County Agricultural School, in Walpole, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 1937. He went on to Massachusetts State College in Amherst to take a two-year course in animal husbandry.

In 1939, he and a college friend set out on a cross-country trip to California in a 1930 Model A Ford purchased for $50.

As money got low, they worked for $2 a day and dinner at a dairy farm in Vermont, and threshing oats in Iowa. On the trip, they visited world’s fairs in San Francisco and New York, the geyser in Yellowstone National Park, and the Badlands National Park. They saved money by sleeping in the car or with friends, and bought 10 gallons of gas for $1 in Buffalo, New York.

Sumner joined the army in 1942, and was stationed stateside for four years. He was nicknamed “Meatloaf” because that’s what he cooked whenever it was his turn in the kitchen. He was frugal, saving his pay and purchasing bonds. His service friends used to borrow money from him until payday.

In 1946, he used the money he had saved to purchase Garrison Island, in Friendship, with his parents and brother.
Sumner met Mary Simmons when he purchased the island from her cousin, and they were married in August 1947.

Except for the first year of their married life, they lived year-round on the island until their children were in high school, and then every summer after. He helped build the outbuildings on the island, and a day sailboat with his father and brother. He was a small poultry farmer for a few years, worked as a carpenter, and retired from a lobster dealership in Friendship in 1979.

He busied himself for the next three years by building a new cottage on the island, mowing, planting and maintaining his extensive vegetable gardner, and delivering his rutabagas in the fall to local friends. Maine humorist, John Gould, wrote a newspaper article about Sumner’s legendary turnips, describing how John had instructed the cook at the assisted living home where he then resided, to cook one up for all the people there.

During the last couple of years, Sumner became the advisor for the garden and would ride on the golf cart to inspect it and take note of the produce and any weed growth.

He also had a great passion for baseball and watched every Red Sox game, hoping they would lose (he had been a Boston Braves fan). He read the Boston Herald daily, was a lifelong train enthusiast, and enjoyed his nightly cribbage games with his son.

Sumner lived a long and healthy life. He left behind a legacy of hard work. His favorite saying, “Use it up; wear it out; make it do; or do without,” was instilled in three generations.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary of 58 years; brother, Gilbert; sister, Ann; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Carlson and Rosalie Bearce.

He will be greatly missed by his surviving daughter, Virginia Bearce and husband, Stephen, of Gray; son, Glenn Carlson and wife Emily, of China; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

GLENN R. TURNER

page5pict1CHINA––Glenn R. Turner, 62, of China, former reporter and editor at the Morning Sentinel who spearheaded the newspaper’s transition to digital layout in the late 1980s, died Sunday, December 4, 2016, following a hard-fought battle with lung cancer, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Glenn was born March 4, 1949, in Waterville, the son of Richard M. Turner and Beverly J. (Tapley) Turner.

He graduated from Waterville Senior High School in 1967 and from the University of Maine, Orono, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, in 1971. He met his future wife, Kathaleen Ladd, while they both were working at the Holiday Inn in Waterville. They married on February 24, 1973, and had two daughters.

Glenn started working at the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a proofreader on March 25, 1973. He was quickly promoted to reporter, where he showed an innate ability to capture the essence of whatever he was covering. At weekly staff meetings, Glenn’s organizational skills became evident and he soon was known for his pie charts and graphs. Then-city editor Kenneth J. Morton was heard on more than one occasion to refer to Glenn as a “born newspaperman.”

He was promoted from reporter to various positions at the newspaper, including state editor, city editor, managing editor for operations, news projects manager and web and special projects editor. The multiple roles required integration of journalism, editing, technical, Web, budgetary and staff management skills and encompassed two production sites in Waterville and at the newspaper’s sister paper, The Kennebec Journal in Augusta.

Glenn was president of the Maine Press Association from 1993 to 1994 and treasurer and a member of the board of directors from 1994 to 2000. He served on the board of directors of United Way of Mid-Maine from 2000 to 2003. He retired from the newspaper in 2010 at 62, but continued to manage online weekly newspapers and worked for the Mid-

Maine Chamber of Commerce, in Waterville.

Glenn devotedly cared for his wife, Kathaleen, as she battled multiple sclerosis, until her death in 2011.

At the time of his death, he was living with his longtime, loving partner, Susan A. Strasburg, in China.

In addition to Strasburg, he is survived by her son, Zachary T. Walter and his wife, April Snow, and their son, Brogan J. Walter; daughter, Kristin L. Cronkite and husband, Jerod, their daughter, Maddison, and son, Jeremy and his wife Mckenzie and their son, Griffin; daughter, Melanie L. Sweet and husband, Chris, their son Isaac, their daughters Alexia Sweet and Baylie Dalton; a brother, Timothy S. Turner and wife Cathy; nephews, Timothy Turner and wife Audra and their children Cayden and Autum, Robert Turner and wife Hillary and their children Addison and Rosalyin, Brooks Ladd and his wife Rebecca and their children Mathew and Nathan, Spencer Ladd and wife Li and their children Roland and Mackenzie; Arthur Ladd and his wife Shelby.

Glenn also was predeceased by his mother, Beverly J. Turner, father, Richard M. Turner; and wife, Kathaleen L. Turner.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

OTHERS DEPARTED

MATHEW GUILFOYLE, 37, of Monmouth, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, November 24, 2016, following a medical emergency. Locally, he is survived by his father, Mark D. Guilfoyle, and a brother, Mark D. Guilfoyle, both of Windsor.

DIANNA M. PARKER LABRIE, 92, of Madison, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016, at Oak Grove Nursing Care, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Emily Parker Poulin and husband Richard, of Fairfield Center, and grandson Josh Parker, of Windsor.

HAROLD C. ABBOTT SR., 85, of South Bristol, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Sussman House, in Rockport. Locally, he is survived by a grandson, Harold D. Abbott III, of Jefferson.

ELEANOR J. BURTCHELL, 90, of Wilton, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in Wilton. Locally, she is survived by daughters, Judy Gallant and Sherry Young, both of Vassalboro.

ROSALIE M. PLOURDE, 85, of West Gardiner, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Locally, she is survived by a son, Joseph Plourde and his partner Tiffany Glidden, of China.

ETHEL F. BARTLETT, 89, formerly of Washington, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Jefferson Green, in Jefferson. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter, Stacey Bond and husband Aaron, of Whitefield, and great-grandchildren Augustus, Griffin and Keegan Bond, all of Whitefield, and Monica Pallotta, of Somerville.

TIMMY L. McARTHUR, 53, of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center Emergency Room, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a nephew, Eugene R. McArthur III, of North Whitefield.

ANN S. POND, 92, of Winthrop, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Locally, she is survived by daughters Sally Gould Vlodek and husband Kenneth, of Vassalboro, and Kathryn Higgins and husband Scott, of Windsor.

REGINA P. ARBOUR, 63, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Long Term Care at Glenridge. Locally, she is survived by sisters Virginia Davis, of Augusta, and Mary Vannah, of Vassalboro, and brothers Larrie Minoty, of Vassalboro, Richard Minoty, of Belgrade, and Robert Minoty and Kenneth Minoty, both of Whitefield.

Obituaries, Week of December 8, 2016

DONALD E. CARLL

CHINA––Donald Edward Carll, 84, of China, formerly of Boston, died peacefully on November 10, 2016, at the Maine Veteran Home, of Augusta. He was the son of the late Stanley and Anna Carll, born in Boston on April 14, 1932.

A Navy veteran and 1957 graduate of Coyne Electrical School, he went on to become a master electrician and opened his own business, Carll Electric Company. Donald enjoyed nature and a simple life including gardening, fishing, snowmobiling and the company of friends and family.

He was predeceased by siblings, Robert Carll and wife Norma, Maryjane long and husband Donald, Nancy Kelliher and husband Lenny and Peter Carll.

He is survived by five children, Edward M. Carll and wife Nanci, of Plymouth, Donald P. Carll and wife Kathy, of Marshfield, Ellen M. Carll-Bennett and husband Rick, of Plymouth, Daniel G. Carll and wife Suzanne, of Boca Raton, Florida, and Julie A. Igo and husband Richard, of Weymouth; six grandchildren, Nicole, Alex, Taylor, Sarah, Peter and Rachel; sisters Pricilla Carpenter, Marjorie Carll, and Sandra Ryan and husband Bill; and many nieces and nephews.
Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the website obituary page at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

FERNAND J. RODRIGUE

WINSLOW – Fernand “Fern” J. Rodrigue, 69, passed away Wednes­ay, November 23, 2016, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born April 5, 1947, in Waterville, the son of Roland and Lorette (Duguay) Rodrigue.
He was educated in the schools of Waterville and earned his GED. On June 4, 1966, he married Linda M. Wilbur, at St. Francis de Sales Church, in Waterville. Fern was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Army National Guard until his honorable discharge. He was employed for many years at Fort Halifax Packing, in Winslow, and as a page4pict3maintenance supervisor at a national seafood factory. Fern enjoyed camping, electronics, and family gatherings.
Fern is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda M. (Wilbur) Rodrigue, of Winslow; two sons, Daren Rodrigue and David Rodrigue, both of Vassalboro; two sisters, Nancy Wing and husband Chris, Ann Morneau and husband Richard, two brothers, Ronald Rodrigue and wife Karen, Gerard Rodrigue and wife Janine; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sister, Loretta Steeves and husband Charles; brother, Donald Rodrigue; and his parents.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976

DONALD BARRY II

FAIRFIELD––Donald “Skip” Barry II, 53, the son of Elaine and Donald Barry, passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 23, 2016, in a fatal car accident. Skip was born April 28, 1953, in Waterville.

He grew up in Fairfield, creating many memories in his younger years while play ing in the Pal league programs. He attended and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1981. This is where he was most known for his participation on the football team.

Skip worked for Michael Wing at Central Maine Disposal, in Fairfield, for a few years, but made a career at Sappi, located in Skowhegan, for 29 years. He finished his career at Sappi in the beginning of 2016 and spent most of his free time refinishing his home and enjoying his Harley-Davidson motorcycle interest.

In August 1993, Skip became a father to his only son, Ridge. Growing up they spent a lot of their time outdoors. They enjoyed traveling the state of Maine, snowmobiling in the winter time. In the summer, they would trim down the four-wheeling trails around their home and play a few rounds of golf. For the last few months, their quality time was spent refinishing Skip’s home together. Ridge will continue to refinish the house in remembrance of his dad.

Skip is survived by his mother, Diddie; son, Ridge; sister, Tammy; aunt, Charlotte; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

AARON M. HUNTER
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WINSLOW – Aaron Michael Hunter, 26, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Maine­General Medical Center, in Augusta.

page4pict4Aaron was born January 24, 1990, in Skowhegan. He worked as a Quality Control Inspector at Kennebec Technologies, in Augusta. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and disc golf player. Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his four-month-old son, three-year-old daughter, and fiancée.

Aaron is survived by his mother Laura Ellis, of Missouri. Aaron was also very blessed with two amazing men he called dad, Timothy Elkins, of Waterville, and Terrill Hunter Jr., of California. His fiancée Hannah Daigle, their son Abel and daughter Avery, all of Winslow. Two sisters, Kailynn M. DePesa and her daughter, Jada Sulim, of Waterville, Alexandria K. DePesa, her fiancé Steven Oisten and children Kyndal and Jaxson, of Wyoming, and one brother, Brad a/k/a Terrill Hunter III, of Oklahoma; grandparents Judith Andrews and Edward Ellis, both of Skowhegan, along with Susie and Terrill Hunter Sr., of California, several aunts, uncles; aunt Trace Hunter, of California, who affectionately referred to Aaron as “geeko.”

Memorial donations may be mde to the Quaker Hill Disc Golf, 146 Middle Road, Fairfield, ME. 04937.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

WILLIAM H. MCKENZIE JR.

ALBION––William “Bill” McKenzie Jr., passed away Saturday morning, November 26, 2016, at Androscoggin Home Care-Hospice, in Auburn. Bill was born April 24, 1934, in Claremont, New Hampshire, to William Sr. and Grace Bushway McKenzie.

Bill was a veteran, serving in both the Air Force and the Army. He was successful in business, an avid hunter and active in the community as a member of the Masons, scoutmaster and football coach in Albion, where he lived since 1971.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Ronald and Vic; and niece Patricia Chapman.

He is survived by his son William H. and (Kelly) Mckenzie III, of Albion, with grandchildren Dugan (Caitlin) McKenzie, of Casco, Brody McKenzie and Jeremiah McKenzie, son Wesley (Tracy) McKenzie, of Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren Caitlin McKenzie and Benjamin McKenzie, of Forest Part, Illinois; daughter Audrey McKenzie, of Westbrook; sisters Grace (Martin) Adams, of South Royalton, Vermont, and Gloria (Robert) Perkins, of Dunnellan, Florida; brother Jack McKenzie, of Claremont, New Hampshire; seven nieces and nine nephews.

NELSON L. ADAMS

WINSLOW – Nelson Leslie Adams, 68, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Hospital, at Togus. He was born on July 21, 1948, in Farmington, the son of the late Richard and Nora (Ellis) Adams of Farmington.
He was educated in Farming­ton schools and joined the U.S. Army from 1965 -1969. In 1971 he met and married his wife of 45 years, Nancy. Nelson worked for Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, Prudential INsurance Co., (10 years), and finally found his greatest love. He went to school and became a self-employed farrier. He said that he never felt like he was going to work; he just loved the challenge and everything to do with horses. He has owned many race horses and truly loved the sport.page4pict1

He is survived by his wife Nancy (White) Adams, of Winslow; his two ”girls,” Karyn Adams Bechard and husband Matt, of Vassalboro, and Katrina Adams Cates and husband David, of Newburg; four grandsons, Peyton Cates, Noah Bechard, Parker Cates and Sam Bechard. Also surviving are his sister, Pamela St.Pierre and her husband Joe, of Chesterville; brothers, Stephen Adams and wife Hazel (Pat), of Woolrich, Micheal Adams and wife Diane, of Livermore, Jeffery Adams and wife Linda, of Bowdoinham, and Randy Adams and wife Bonnie, of Jay; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert in an accident many years ago.

Memorial donations may be made to MHHA scholarship fund, 185 State Street, Augusta, ME 04332.

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

WILLIAM D. CAIRNIE

BENTON – William “Dave” David Cairnie, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Lake­wood Continui­ng Care Center, in Waterville, following a brief illness. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Peter and Margaret (Baxter) Cairnie.

He lived in New York City untpage4pict2il the age of 15. He then moved to Benton to live with his Uncle Bill and Aunt Doris Baxter, and attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. There he met his future wife Ethel Taylor.

Dave enjoyed sports at Lawrence, scored the first touchdown on Keyes Field, and was a recipient of the Bulldog Award.

He coached Little League baseball and enjoyed watching his sons in their athletic activities. Dave loved golf. He played in the Senior League at Natanis Golf Course, in Vassalboro, well into his 90s, and was known for shooting his age or less. He enjoyed his many trips to North Carolina and playing golf there. He was an avid reader and liked to tease the ladies at the Lawrence Library.

He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II until his honorable discharge. He was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a member of the Siloam Lodge #0092, of Fairfield, where he was Master and served as Chaplain for over 50 years. Dave worked at Taylor Motors, in Winslow, and Joseph Motors, in Waterville, until his retirement.

Dave became a volunteer at Lakewood Manor in 1997 after the loss of his wife. He is survived by three sons, David Cairnie and wife Evelyn, Raymond Cairnie and wife Alice, Paul Cairnie and wife Angie; five grandchildren, David, Peggy, Donna, Melissa, and Michael; 11 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel (after 58 years of marriage), brothers Peter and George, sisters Jessie and Millie.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fairfield United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 313, 37 Skowhegan Road, Fairfield, ME 04937.

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

JEANNE T. CLAVETTE MARTIN

WINSLOW––Jeanne T. Clavette Martin, 89, passed away November 29, 2016, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville, following an extended illness. Jeanne was born in Van Buren, on June 13, 1927, a daughter of William and Eugenie (Poirier) Clavette.

Jeanne’s early years were spent working alongside her siblings in their dad’s soda pop business, Silver Spring Bottle Works. Her school years were spent at St. Louis School, in Fort Kent, graduating in 1945. After graduating, she went to work for Claude Theriault at Claude’s Electric and remained there for several years until she married. She often visited cousins at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home, in Bakerbrook, New Brunswick, Canada, which is where she met her husband, O’Neil, who was employed there. Jeanne was a tomboy at heart but also a very talented cook, seamstress, crafter, and artist. Once their kids were grown and out of the house, she filled her time volunteering many hours at St. John Parish, in Winslow, and at the school’s Christmas craft fair; cleaning offices for Dr. Thomas Chasse; and took up oil painting.

Jeanne and Neil were married June 26, 1954, and lived for a short time in New Brunswick. One they married she became a housewife, and a year later they started their family. After the birth of their first son, they left Canada and northern Maine and moved south to the Waterville area for better job opportunities for Neil. They soon settled in Winslow where they had three more children.

Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Neil, on June 7, 2016; her parents, Willie and Eugenie; six siblings, Alice O’Keefe and husband Raymond, Lorette Clavette, Toussaint Clavette and wife Bernadette, Annette Clavette, Yvette Barr, and Thomas Clavette; Neil’s parents, Benoit and Laura Martin; and his siblings, Rita Pinnette and husband Patrick, Bernadette Beaulieu and husband Honore, Lionel Martin and wife Patsy, Jean-Maurice Martin, Roland Martin, and Antoine Martin, all of Canada.

She is survived by sons, Roger Martin and spouse Cindy, of Houlton, Joseph Martin and spouse Nancy, of Schertz, Texas; daughters, Lorraine Lessard and spouse Brian, of South China, Gisele Carey and spouse Jim, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Jammie Keane, of Massachusetts, Jessica Remscheid and spouse James, of Memphis, Tennessee, Jeremy Martin, of San Antonio, Texas, Jacob Martin, of Schertz, Texas, Shauna Exner and spouse James, of China, Josh Lessard, of Palermo, Adam Carey, of Auburn and Spencer Carey, of Fairfield; six great-grandchildren, Jason and Julianna Remscheid, Bryce, Lexi and Riley Lessard, and Trevor and baby girl Exner; her sister Anne Clavette, of Fort Kent; sisters-In-law, Anita Clavette, of Fort Kent, Denise Martin and Marjolaine Martin, both of Canada; brothers-in-law, Yvon Martin and spouse Nilda, Normand Martin,and Rosaire Martin, all of Canada; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Scarborough ME 04074.

THERESA M. LACROIX

WINSLOW––Theresa Myra Cyr LaCroix, 96, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, as Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. She was born on June 22, 1920, in Waterville, she was one of six children born to Wilfred and Melvina Cyr.
She married Wilfred LaCroix in 1939. They lived most of their years in Winslow, but also lived in Connecticut, Texas, and spend many years in Southern California.

Theresa attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, in Waterville. When all of her children were nearly grown, she worked in Winslow schools as a kitchen worker and later at Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, as a housekeeper.

She enjoyed listening to music, singing and dancing. Theresa kept her love of music her entire life even during the illness of her final years.

Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred, in January 1989 after nearly 50 years together; sisters Germaine Poulin and Lillian Cyr, and brother Guy Cyr.

Theresa is survived by her children: daughter Dolores LaCroix, of Redmond, Oregon, son James and wife Patty, of Corona, California, daughter Catherine LaCroix, of La Quinta, California, daughter Sandra Doverspike, of Winslow, son Kenneth and wife Kristen, of Wrightwood, California, and daughter Judith and husband Mark Bard, of Winslow; granddaughters, Vicki Short, Becky Figone, Christina Dutton, Christine LaCroix, Theresa Weeden, Samantha Sage, Sharon Kulsick, and Marsha Bard and their families; grandsons: David and Jacob LaCroix, Philip, Thomas and Joseph Bard and their families. Theresa is also survived by brothers Robert Cyr, of Waterville, and Wilfred Cyr, of Rochester, New Hampshire; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

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

ELEANOR A. NOEL

FAIRFIELD––Eleanor A. Noel, 87, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was born June 8, 1929, in Mattawamkeag, to the late Roland and Lena Estes.

Eleanor spent over 40 years as a hairdresser, telling stories and enjoying the company and friendship of her many customers.

Eleanor was active in many organizations throughout the community. She made dolls at the doll factory at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Waterville. Eleanor was very active in the Shawmut Chapel.

She was predeceased by her daughter Laurie, brother Hayden and sister Kathy.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 63 years, John G. Noel; children Jane Noel, of Gloucester, Virgina, Scott Noel and wife Carol, of Belgrade, and James Noel, of Allentown, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Seth Poulin and wife Jessica, of Gloucester, Virginia, Melissa Buxton, of Madison, Nicholas Buxton and wife Jasmine, of Waterville and Erica Kerr, of Fairfield; brother David Estes and family, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; niece Mary Pooler and husband Harold and family, of Newport Richey, Florida; great-grandchildren, Jace Huard, Jenna Rodrique, Jaden Gagne, Jacob Poulin, Julianna Poulin, Devon Stewart and Zoie Stewart.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Shawmut Chapel Youth Fund, 57 Bray Avenue, Shawmut ME 04975.

ROLLANDE G. BILODEAU

WINSLOW––Rollande G. Bilodeau, 91, of Winslow passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was born January 31, 1925, the daughter of Athanase and Rose_Anna Gilbert, in St. Alfred, Quebec, Canada.

She married Gerard Bilodeau in July 1946. Together they formed a loving family with four children, Patrick, Yvan, Marlene and Gilbert. She and her husband worked tirelessly for many years building a successful auto repair and sales business in Winslow. Anyone who met her instantly knew she was a special person who gave of herself always.
She was predeceased by her husband Gerard who died in 1981, her brothers Ronald, Laureat, Jean-Paul, Camille and Patrice and her sister Jeannine.

Rollande is survived by her four children, Patrick and wife Cathy, Yvan, Marlene and husband Al, Bert and his partner Morgan; grandson Jeremy, granddaughter Jennifer and husband David; great-grandson Jacob and great-granddaughter Claire; sisters Eveline and Annette; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Obituaries, Week of December 1, 2016

WENDY L. CRANDALL

ALBION – Wendy Lou (Severson) Crandall, 56, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016,at her home. She was born February 21, 1960, in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of the late Laverne and Alice (Nicoll) Severson.page4pict1

She graduated from Richmond High School in 1978. On December 30, 2000 she married Scott Crandall at Cox Methodist Church in Hallowell. She worked for 20 years as a beautician and more recently as an auditor for Parsifal Corporation.

Wendy enjoyed gardening, crafting, painting and could do anything she put her mind to. She cherished time spent with family.

She is survived by her husband, Scott Crandall of Albion; two daughters, Tracy Terrell and partner John Roinestad, of Richmond, Jessica Terrell Colby and husband Mike, of Virginia; two step-sons, Brett Crandall, of Pittston, Brandon Crandall and wife Kristen, of Georgia; mother-in-law, Trudy Crandall, of Hallowell; seven grandchildren, Dakoda, Lindsey and Lauren Roinestad, Austun and Deven Colby, Taylor Crandall, and Summer Rose Crandall; four siblings, Linda Severson Piunti, Judy Severson Bazilio, Robert Severson, and Patricia Severson Dominquez; 14 nieces and nephews.

Wendy died as she lived, with strength, courage, and grace.

“I love you forever and always!” –Scott.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral HomeCare and Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04901.

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

FRANCIS J. MORIN

WATERVILLE – Francis J. Morin, 66, of Waterville and Fairfield, passed away November 15, 2016, at the Veterans Adminis­tration Hospital at Togus, a result of exposure to Agent Orange. Born July 20, 1950, in St. Prosper, Dorchester, Canada, he was the son of Lionel and Lucille (Morin) Morin.

FRANCIS J. MORINFrancis was educated in Waterville. He graduated from Waterville High School in 1969 and started working at the lumber store. He met his soon-to-be first wife, Marietta Dutil, at the roller rink in Winslow.

He was drafted out of high school into the U.S. Army, and did basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and St. Louis, Missouri, where he waited to be sent to Vietnam, serving in Nam 1971-1972. Upon his return to the U.S., he landed in San Francisco, California. No veterans there were debriefed about the effects they would suffer from the not-known pesticides from Agent Orange, but only handed a steak supper with a speech and sent home, which was very damaging to their morale.

Francis died from exposure to Agent Orange pesticides from Vietnam, which caused three cancerous tumors, each half the size of grapefruits, on his lower back, which started one month after his first marriage in 1973. The documentation only stated it started in October 2014; the tumors returned in the same area 45 years later, October 2014. Then nose bleeds for months, almost every night; then migraines, from which he suffered badly for years. He was given an anxiety pill to relax him for pesticide poison. You had to know him well to see the pain and turmoil in his eyes; his eyes told agony. he wouldn’t come home for hours; finally, he would call collect, was it safe to come home now, because he was exhausted driving to Boston trying to escape Vietnam. After marrying in 1973, he moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland; Frankfort, Delaware; and Ocean City, Maryland; working for Claremont Pare Construction driving an 18-wheeler.
Francis was a handy man who worked in the northern woods of Maine, with his dad for many years; Statler Tissue; SAPPI, where he retired; and logging with his brother, Mike.

Francis was a very sensitive person, with a great sense of humor. He loved his vegetable gardening, canning all the vegetables he grew (not one spot on them), and then gave up gardening for raising animals, beef, chickens, pigs and 30 turkeys every year for 10 years.

Before Vietnam, he, his dad and brother Mike, and many friends, were great hunters.

He was predeceased by his father, Lionel, in 2011; his mother, in January 2016; and his brother, Mike Morin, in 2013 in a tragic accident.

Francis is survived by his daughter, Kathy; aunts Estelle Morin, Lionette Morin, Louisa Poulin, all of Augusta; Cecil Preneau Morin, of St. Prosper, Canada; many cousins in Canada and New Hampshire.

ROSEMARY SPEIER

WATERVILLE – Rosemary Ivory Speier, 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, on November 18, 1925, the youngest child of John W. and Rose Mary Oehlers Ivory.

In 1948, she met John H. Speier, at a Dancette. They married on November 18, 1949. Daughter Linda was born in New Jersey, and daughter Cynthia was born in Ohio.

The Speiers moved many times, as John’s career as a mechanical engineer with Scott Paper Company took him up and down the Eastern Seaboard, finally to Alabama, where they retired.

After John passed away in 2015, Rosemary moved to Maine to be near daughter Cindy.

Rosemary was a talented homemaker who gardened, sewed, cooked, served as a Scout leader, and devoted herself to her husband and daughters. She was an accomplished golfer, even having a hole-in-one. Rosemary and John traveled extensively all over the U.S.

She was predeceased by her husband, John; her parents; Aunt Marie and Uncle John; brothers John and Richard.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Roger) Bowman and Cynthia (Joe) Reese; grandchildren, Joseph Reese, Jennifer (Rees Evans) Reese, Robert (Mindy) Bowman, Rachel (Justin) Glantz, and T.C. Bowman; and great-grandchildren, Zachary and Frankie Reese, Wyatt and Remy Glantz, and Jetson and Rocket Bowman.

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

ALICE ROY-COREY

WATERVILLE – Mrs. Alice Roy-Corey, 52, of Waterville passed away unexpectedly at her home, Thursday, November 17, 2016. Alice was born to parents J. Armand Roy and Marjorie Roy (Gilley) on Feb. 3, 1964, at Seton Hospital, in Waterville.

She grew up the youngest of five children and attended Lawrence High School.page4pict2

Many will remember her as a lively waitress, a dedicated caregiver as a CNA, and a longtime friend to her many loyal clients.

Alice is survived by her husband and best friend, David Corey; sisters, Susan Bubier, Nancy Kinney; brothers, David Roy, John Roy; cousins, nieces, and nephews; and her only daughter, Tonya Laslie, her husband, Andrew Laslie, and Alice’s grandchildren, Addison and Kallen Laslie.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 74 Gray Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

ERNEST E. KELLEY

FAIRFIELD – Ernest E. Kelley, 76, of Fairfield, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville.

Ernie was a lifelong resident of Fairfield. He was proud of his extensive work life, which began in his teens on a farm in Benton and included work in the Fairfield ice house, its woolen mill, and most recently as a custodian at Lawrence High School. He was a proud Bulldog.

In his spare time he loved to fish, ride his ATV, enjoy the outdoors, and play cribbage at the VFW. He loved cats, and especially kittens. He had a great sense of humor and always liked to banter and joke with everyone, even strangers, though most people weren’t strangers for long.

He became a resident of Lakeview Care Center in 2012, and made many friends there, as well. He will be remembered by many friends, co-workers, and students at Lawrence High School.

He was predeceased by his mother, Wilda M. Kelley.

He is survived by his nephew, Paul Desjardins; and his great-niece, Crystal Desjardins.

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

MILDRED T. SMITH

FAIRFIELD – Mildred Thelma Smith, 81, of Fairfield, passed away on Saturday , November 19, 2016, at Maine General Hospital, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born January 26, 1935, at home, in Albion during an intense Maine blizzard, the daughter of Willard and Thelma (Ware) Marston.

page4pict4On March 28, 1953, she married Richard Marble Smith and spent her life dedicated to raising a close-knit and loving family. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, card games, and family gatherings, which were always a great opportunity to showcase her famous beef stew and biscuits, potato salad, and her “outstanding” talents in cake decorating.

She was predeceased by a brother, Henry Marston, and a grandson, Jeremy Germon.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard Smith; her children, Lana Waters, and husband James, Donna Holmes and husband Robert, Dale Smith, and Elaine Doucette and husband William; five grandchildren, Dawn Breitenbach, Trevor Smith, Christina Holmes, Sarah Harrison and Michaela Holmes; two great-grandchildren, Ian and Adelina Breitenbach; one sister, Marion Morgan; and one sister-in-law, Charlene Gould.

NEWELL E. GLIDDEN

WHITEFIELD – Newell “Roger” E. Glidden, 84, died Monday, November 21, 2016, at the VA Hospital at Togus following a long illness. He was born in Coopers Mills on October 2, 1932, a son of the late Elmer and Georgia (Cunningham) Glidden.page4pict3

Mr. Glidden was a graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston.
He had been employed for many years by Chambers Ford, in Augusta. Mr. Glidden was a US Army veteran, serving honorably during the Korean War and was the director of civil defense for Whitefield. He was the former fire chief in Coopers Mills and was a member of the Lions Club.

Mr. Glidden will be missed by his wife, Georgia E. (Shortman) Glidd
en, of Coopers Mills; three stepchildren, Clifford Wilson and Emily Wilson, both of Coopers Mills, and Ivana Wilson, of Windsor; three stepgrandchildren, Seth Allen, of New London, North Carolina, Tiffany Wilson, of Chelsea, and Rosalie Wilson, of Coopers Mills; and cousins, Mary Lou Cunningham and Rachael Potter, both of Yucca Valley,California, and Ed and Gloria Freydl of Salem, Oregon.

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

Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor, ME.

RICHARD M. SMITH

FAIRFIELD – Richard (“Bud”) Marble Smith, 88, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Glenridge Nursing Home. The son of Richard and Iola Smith, he was born on August 9, 1928, in Waterville, and grew up in Freedom on the family farm, and later in Albion with his very special Aunt Glad.

page5pict1He was proudly deployed overseas to the Korean War effort in 1951 for a two-year tour. On March 28, 1953, he married Mildred Thelma Marston, his bride of 63 years. Bud’s lifelong love of horses included logging in the Maine woods as a teenager, horse-pulling competitions at countless country fairs, and raising several ponies throughout his younger years.

He loved gardening, bowling, baseball, and traveling – Bud always considered the journey far more interesting than the destination.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Smith; two sisters: Christine White and husband Donald and Pauline Nickless and husband Erwin; brother-in-law, George Gould; and a grandson, Jeremy Germon.

He is survived by his children: Lana Waters and husband James, Donna Holmes and husband Robert, Dale Smith, and Elaine Doucette and husband William; five grandchildren: Dawn Breitenbach, Trevor Smith, Christina Holmes, Sarah Harrison and Michaela Holmes; two great-grandchildren: Ian and Adelina Breitenbach; one sister, Charlene Gould; and several nieces and nephews.

He will be remembered by everyone in his life as an honest, hard-working husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Announcements for a memorial service will be determined at a later date and held at the convenience of family members and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine General Rehab and Long Term Care at Glenridge (Activities Department), 40 Glenridge Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

JEAN A. CAMPBELL, 86. of Wiscasset, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a grandson, James Campbell and wife Brandi, of Windsor.

PHYLLIS V. MacLEOD, 87, of South Gardiner, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Androscoggin Home Care-Hospice, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by daughters Donna Proulx and husband Real, of Waterville, and Nancy Fitts and husband David, of Chelsea.

WILLIAM H. PIERCE, 87, of Nobleboro, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, following a short illness. Locally, he survived by a son, Lynn Pierce and wife Nancy, of Jefferson.

JAY L. LEMELIN, 58, of Belgrade, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a short battle with lung cancer. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Cheyenne Joslyn and husband Donald, of Whitefield.

CHARLES A. BARROWS SR., 76, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the Hospice Unit at VA Maine Healthcare Systems, in Togus, following a short battle with lung cancer. Locally, he is survived by sisters, Gloria Tillson, of Windsor, Jane Rocque and Kathy Paradis, both of Augusta, and Karen Holt, of Vassalboro.

MELROY H. FULLER, 72, of Norridgewock, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by sisters Carol Chavarie and husband Ray, of Windsor, Jeannie Fuller-Lehtis, of Albion, and Gail Dunn and husband Bill, of Augusta; and brother David Fuller and wife Chele, of South China.

JOHN F. LEMAR, JR., 71, of Hallowell, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, following a courageous battle with lung cancer and COPD. Locally, he is survived by his daughter, Kim St. Amand and husband Rick, of Vassalboro; siblings Caroline and husband David, of Palermo, Karen Perry, of Augusta, and Walter Snell Jr., of Albion.

CLEMENT A. BEAULIEU JR., 59, of West Gardiner, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, following a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Connie Dow and husband Rick, of Vassalboro.

CHRISTOPHER R. DELANO, 52, of Friendship, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Delano,, of Jefferson.

FRANCES B. SIMMONS, 88,, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Country Manor Nursing Home, in Coopers Mills. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Hilburn Bunker and wife Lenora, of Coopers Mills.

Obituaries, Week of November 25, 2016

LINDA M. FRANCIS

VASSALBORO––Linda M. Francis, 60, died Friday, Nov­ember 11, 2016, following an unexpected illness. She was born February 28, 1956, to Henry James Sr. and Georgiette Noella (Smedberg) Francis. She came from a family of 13, being one of the eldest siblings; she helped to raise her brothers and sisters. This is just one of many aspects that helped to mold her into the caring, loving person that she was.LINDA M. FRANCIS

She was an avid animal lover; she spent years helping abandoned, abused, and neglected animals. Linda was a member of the Wagmatcook First Nation, located in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She was a very proud and strong Native American woman, belonging to the Mi’kmaq tribe.

Linda loved being a mother and grandmother; she was very loving, protective and nurturing. She was an amazing cook and loved to have big dinners, surrounding herself with her family and friends, as she was a second mom to many. She will be missed by all those who have been blessed to have known her, and thought of daily.

Linda and William met at the young age of 16 and fell in love. Together, they had three wonderful children.

She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Georgiette Francis; mother-in-law Louella Jane Spaulding; and brothers-in-law Timmy Spaulding and Roy Spaulding.

She is survived by her husband, William Spaulding, of Vassalboro; their three children, William Francis and spouse Danielle Gagnon, of Smithfield; Shelly Francis, of Waterville; and Heather Spaulding, of Vassalboro; six grandchildren, Billy Edmunds-Francis and wife Kelly, and their two daughters, Mackenzie and Lakelynn Grace, of Patten; Chris and Alexis Fillyaw, of Waterville; Brittney and Brennen Francis, of Smithfield; and Jaidynn Higgins, of Vassalboro; a niece who was there every day helping her, Courtney Rowe, of Fairfield; father-in-law, Edward Spaulding, of Waterville; brothers-in-law, Eddie, Bert, Danny, and Woody Spaulding; sister-in-law, Lisa Madore; brothers, Henry, Frankie and Jamie Francis, of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; sisters, Lena Collette, of Maine; and Vickie Price, Merry Francis, Diane Francis, Nancy Ricker, and Madeline and Theresa Francis, of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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

Memorial donations may be made to a Humane Society of your choice.

PRISCILLE B. HALLEE

WINSLOW – Priscille B. Hallee, 81, passed away on Thursday, Novem­ber 12, 2016. She was born on April 11, 1935, the second daughter of Edgar and Yvonne (Boulette) Poulin.

PRISCILLE B. HALLEEShe spent all of her life in the Winslow/Waterville area. She attended Notre Dame Parochial School, and Waterville Junior High School.

On November 26, 1953, she married Terence “Terry” Hallee, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, on Water Street, in Waterville at 7 a.m., on Thanksgiving Day.

Pris is survived by her husband of 63 years, Terry Hallee; sons, Marc Hallee, of Orlando, Florida, Luc Hallee and wife Cheryl, of Brandon, Florida; granddaughters Amber and Chelsea, both of Brandon, Florida; sister, Jeanne and her husband E. Roger Hallee, of Waterville, Claire Donley, of New Seabury, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Francine Pepin and her husband Dr. Andrew Pepin, of Great Falls, Virginia; brother, Arthur Poulin and his wife Gail Frazer, of Greenwich, New York; brother-in-law, Clarence Hallee and his wife Joy, of Hermon; Jerome Hallee, of Amhurst, Nova Scotia, Bernard Hallee and his wife Sandy, of Georgetown, Texas; sister-in-law, Marlene Hallee, of Mesa, Arizona; brother-in-law Richard Ouellette, of Atlantic Beach, Florida; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; her in-laws, Albert and Leonie Hallee; sister, Claudette Ouellette; sisters-in-law, Priscilla Riley and Celeste Goldrup.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 15 South Garand St., Winslow, ME 04901 or Sisters Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901.

RACHAEL J. GOODWIN

WINSLOW –– Rachael J. Goodwin, 98, of Winslow, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville, following a brief illness. Rachael was born February 28, 1918, in Madison, the daughter of Edward and Grace (Ouellette) Mathieu.

She was educated in the local schools and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1936.

She married Louis Goodwin, on August 12, 1939, and they shared 76 years together until his death July 22, 2016.

Rachael was a communicant of Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, in Madison, and a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

For a time, Rachael worked as an instructional aide at the Weston Avenue school in Madison.

Rachael had a real zest for life, which was evident in her determination, tenacity and boundless energy. She loved to bake, knit and play bingo, where she made many good friends.

In addition to her husband, Rachael was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Lawrence Mathieu and Francis Mathieu; and sisters, Bernadette Daigle and Jeanette Spenard.

She is survived by two sons, Peter Goodwin and wife Rae, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Paul Goodwin and wife Jennifer, of Madison. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michelle Goodwin, Mark Goodwin, Anita Krazenski, Danny Goodwin, Christina Sylvestre, Erica Violette, Ryan Goodwin and Adam Goodwin; nine great-grandchildren; niece, Patricia Tobey and husband Harry; as well as several other nieces and nephews.

OTHERS DEPARTED

HAROLD RINGUETTE SR., 69, of Saint Cloud, Florida, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Saint Cloud Hospital, following a brief illness. Locally, he is survived by his children, Lisa Pullen and husband Kevin, of Winslow, Jonathan Cote and wife Cheryl, of Vassalboro, Harold Ringuette Jr. and partner Tara Fecteau, of Vassalboro; sister Meta Vigue, and Sylvia Pressey and husband Robert, all of Winslow; aunt, Mary King, of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of November 17, 2016

FLORENCE N. HARTLEY

WHITEFIELD––Florence N. Hartley, 96, of the Devine Road, died Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Whitefield, following an extended illness. She was born in Presque Isle on April 15, 1920, the daughter of Vinal Shaw and Jaska (Palmer) Shaw.

Mrs. Hartley was a graduate of Skowhegan High School.

Prior to her retirement in 1990, she was employed by the City of Augusta School Department as director of the school lunch program.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ransom W. Hartley in 1977; and a daughter, Lois M. Frost in December, 2015.
Surviving is a daughter Sandra Picard and husband Charles, of Whitefield; a brother, Sewall Shaw, of Perth, New Brunswick, Canada; three grandchildren, Stacie O’Brien, of Augusta, Thomas Picard, of Augusta, and Toni Picard, of Whitefield; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

ANDIS I. BUSMANIS

SOUTH CHINA––Andis Ivars Busmanis, 57, of South China, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016, due to cancer. Andis was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Viesturs and Dzirkstite Busmanis, on August 1, 1959.
Andis went to Norton High School, in Norton, Massachusetts and to Unity College, in Unity, where he earned an associate’s degree.

He married Karla Vittands on October 6, 1984. Andis was a master carpenter and loved working with the crew at BRI, in Brunswick.

Andis was known for his contagious smile, his affinity for quoting movies, and the twinkle in his eye. An avid outdoorsman, Andis loved to fish, hunt, golf, and work on his family’s land. His favorite thing to do by far was to spend time with his family. Andis will be remembered and missed for his Sunday morning breakfasts, for playing hide and seek with his grandchildren no matter how tired he was, and for his willingness to build anything for anyone (no matter how long it took).

Andis was an amazing father and grandfather, a loving husband, and a loyal friend.

Andis was predeceased by his parents, “Blondie” and “Zita.”

He is survived by his wife, Karla; his children, Larisa, Nikki and Zack; his sons-in-law, Jesse and Adam; grandchildren, Abigail, Sadie and Myla; in-laws, Gunta and Jake; sister, Balba; brother-in-law, Gundars; and cousins, Paul, Jimmy and Wayne.

Memorial contributions can be made to Andis’ memorial bench at www.gofundme.com/busmanisbench.

JOAN T. KANE

FAIRFIELD––Joan Thelma Kane, 82, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville. Joan was born on June 4, 1934, to Raymond and Thelma Poulin.

She was raised in Fairfield and attended Lawrence High School where she enjoyed playing in the high school band.

Joan adored her father Raymond for the short time they had together before he passed away when she was a mere nine years old. Joan attended the Holy Ghost Hospital and School of Nursing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she completed her LPN nursing degree. Nursing was her lifelong passion, she was an LPN for 35 years, Joan was well known for her loving and attentive care in nursing and for always giving her heart and soul to her patients.

She had a love for dancing and was an active member in the singles clubs. Joan enjoyed gardening, and nature to its fullest. Joan was most fond of trips to the beaches with her family. She loved driving her little red car around town with her little dogs. Life was but an adventure.

She married Ronald Tibbetts and together they had five children.

Joan was predeceased by her granddaughter, Kayla Fletcher; her father Raymond Poulin; her mother Thelma Lane and stepfather Harry Lane; Irene King whom she considered a mother; Lorraine Lessard whom she considered a sister; Beverly Gagne whom she also considered a sister.

Joan is survived by her son Anthony Tibbetts and wife Sandra; daughters, Tina Fletcher and husband Scott, Judy Hall and husband Michael, Lisa Scully and husband Jim, and Lori Meredith; grandchildren, Dominic Tibbetts and partner Laura St. Peter, Stephanie Joyce and husband Terry, Melissa Fletcher and husband Steven Beaulieu, Jessica Ireland and Josh Bragdon, Joy Owens and husband Jevon, Joseph Church and wife Alaina, and Megan MacFarland, Steven and Caitlyn Meredith, and Mercedes Fountain; great-grandchildren, Vincent, Noah, Riley, Mason, Colton, Piper, Nolan, Gabriella, Keegan, and Gavin. Joyce Hachey and Nancy Smith who are dear cousins and have always been close to Joan and were considered her sisters throughout her life, and her sister Rae Philbrick.

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

Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s name to the Waterville Humane Society, or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.

SHEILA A. BUTLER

OAKLAND––Sheila A. Butler, 62, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta. She was born on March 5, 1944, in Waterville to Roland and Madeline (Burgess) Butler.

Her family moved to Oakland when she was a child and Oakland became her full-time residency. Sheila was educated in the Messalonskee School District and graduated in 1962 from what was then Williams High School.

Sheila was employed by Maingas (now Suburban Propane). in Waterville and Fairfield, for 43 years then retired in 2009 to care for her mother.

Sheila enjoyed bowling, playing golf with family and friends, skiing at Saddleback and Sugarloaf, she was an avid reader and loved a good book anytime. She also enjoyed going on bus trips with her mother and friends. Sheila went on several cruises to the Caribbean and a wonderful trip to Alaska. Every summer she so looked forward and enjoyed her weekly stay on the ocean at Pine Point in Maine. Sheila, along with friends and family made this annual stay at the coast for about 45 years.

Sheila was predeceased by her parents Roland Butler and Madeline Stubbert; her stepfather Charles Stubbert, Sr., and several aunts and uncles.

Sheila is survived by her aunt Beverly Barrett; her cousins Deborah and Rick Wentworth, Gail and Dick Kenney, and several other cousins and their families.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Tree Camp, Client Activities. Memo on check to read In Memory of Sheila Butler, Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Rd., Rome ME 04963.

CARROLL A. WALDRON

VASSALBORO ––Carroll A. Waldron, 78, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born in Vassalboro, May 24, 1938, the son of Warren and Margaret (Clements) Waldron.

Carroll was a graduate of Erskine Academy. He was an over-the-road truck driver.

Mr. Waldron was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Maynard M. and Vernon F. Waldron; sister Annabelle Cunningham; grandson, Caleb T. Waldron; and son-in-law, Earle E. “Joe” Pierce.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Linda Cunningham; sons, Douglas G. Waldron and companion, Kellie Foye, of Sidney, Craig A. Waldron and companion, Tiffany Norton, of Jefferson, and William Waldron and wife, Mandi, of Vassalboro; daughters, LaVonne Pierce, of The Forks, Karyn Curr and husband, Danny, of Chester, Idaho, and Loreen Efft and husband, Peter, of Isabella, Missouri ; sister, Virginia Gallant; Linda’s children, Darren Cunningham and wife, Debbie, of Winthrop, Julie Brown, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, Timothy Cunningham and wife, Jennifer, of Winthrop and Matt Cunningham and wife, Angie, of South China; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a pot-luck celebration of Carroll’s life at the North Augusta Trail Blazers Club House, Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 1–4 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, MaineGeneral Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville ME 04903.

MASIE KNOWLES

NORTH VASSALBORO – Masie Knowles, 16, aka Charlie, Charles Knowles and Charlie Maze, made the decision to give up the struggle of living this life.

His struggle with mental illness got the better of him. Faced with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, gender identity and just being a teenager, Charles had an incredibly difficult “hand to play.”

Charles was born on December 9, 1999, in Waterville, the daughter and son of Michelle (McQuillan) and Douglas Knowles. He was educated in local schools and was currently a student at Winslow High School. Although Maze often had great difficulty attending school, he was a bright and productive student when he was there, enjoying especially art, and bringing humor and kindness with him. He also enjoyed anime. He thought of becoming a social and political activist for LGBT children.

For those who knew Charles he was supportive and would help those in need. He was sincere in his acceptance of others. The eyeglass frames changed as often as the hair color, and musical tastes were eclectic ranging from Queen to Skrillix to The Beatles.

He was predeceased by his grandmother Evelyn Knowles.

He is survived by his mother Michelle Knowles, of North Vassalboro, and his father Douglas Knowles, of Skowhegan; his two brothers, David and Drew Tardif; his grandparents, John and Shirley McQuillan, and Thomas Knowles; as well as a circle of friends whom he cared for and cherished as best as he could.

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

Memorial donations may be made in Charles memory to: Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main St., Winthrop ME 04364 or :NAMI Maine, 1 Bangor St., Augusta ME 04330-4701.

ALBERTINE VIOLETTE

OAKLAND – Albertine M. Violette, 93, of Oakland, died at Mount St. Joseph, in Waterville, on Monday, October 31, 2016. She was born in Waterville on October 3, 1923, the daughter of Abbie (Gurney) and Walter Dunton.

She was educated in local schools and graduated from Waterville High School.

She worked at C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, for over 40 years, retiring as an inspector. She was a talented craftsman who enjoyed needlepoint, with many of her pieces given as gifts to her family, which have become cherished heirlooms.

Al was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church (Corpus Christi Parish), in Waterville. In 1975 she married Harvey Violette, and in so doing, received a ready-made family that brought great joy and happiness to her life.

Al loved any social event involving the family. She also had a love of dolls without being a collector. In retirement she enjoyed winters in Florida and spending Saturday nights with “The Gang” playing cards, and Sunday drives.

Al was a woman with a big heart as could be seen in her visits to shut-ins as well as helping them in any way they needed. During her time at Mount St. Joseph, she became an avid Beano player and became known for her collection of charms, or “jujus,” as players refer to them.

Al is survived by her husband of 41 years, Harvey Violette, of Oakland; stepchildren, Don Violette and wife Jane, of Waterville, Sandy Violette and husband David, of Winslow, and Patsy Veneziano and fiancé John Pickett, of Winslow; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nephew Ronald Dunton and wife Donna, of Bangor; and nieces Darlene Dunton-Benedict and husband Matthew Benedict, of Maryland, and Sheila Allen, of Waterville.

She was predeceased by her first husband Romeo Bolduc; stepson Larry Violette, and two brothers, Alfred Dunton and Herbert Dunton.

You may share condolences, memories and tribute with her family at www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901, or American Cancer Society, NE Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suitye 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

PETER L. MUZEROLLE

WINSLOW – Peter Leon Muzerolle, 87, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2106, at Lakewood Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born April 26, 1929, in Waterville, the son of Arthur Sr. and Lottie (Berard) Muzerolle.

He was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1967. On August 17, 1985, he married Dorothy B. Blakney Bolduc at Seton Hospital Chapel, in Waterville. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge in 1946. Peter and brother, Richard, owned and operated Muzzey’s Auto Body Shop, on Kennedy Memorial Drive, in Waterville, for eight years. He worked for Maine Central Railroad for 20 years before retiring early due to an injury to his back.PETER L. MUZEROLLE

Peter was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #5, Waterville Elks, and Centerpoint Community Church, in Waterville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, boating, bowling, camping, dancing, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dorothy B. Muzerolle, of Winslow; two sons, Edward Muzerolle and wife Diane, of Sidney, Robert Muzerolle, of Boothbay Harbor; four daughters, Leah Romano, of Waterville, Kathleen Johnson and husband Gary, of Fairfield, Anna Gretta and husband Brian, of Orr’s Island, Lisa Muzerolle, of Portland; three step-sons, Scott Bolduc and wife Lauren, of Rome, Michael Bolduc, of China, Chris Bolduc and wife Sue, of Waterville; three step-daughters, Cheryl Wade, of Winslow, Cindy Jacques and husband David, of Winslow, Lori Dumont and husband Michael, of Vassalboro; six grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 27 step-great-grandchildren; many nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by brothers, Richard, Arthur, Francis, and Morris; sisters, Martha DeRaps, and Marjorie Lemlen.

Memorial donations may be made to Lakewood Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

JOHN E. BRETON, 64, of West Gardiner, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Locally, he is survived by Art Breton and April, of Whitefield.

MICHAEL O. GURNEY, 94, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Locally, he is survived by sisters Emerline Bartley, and Earline McGoff and husband Stanley, all of Shawmut, and Christine Beaulieu, of Fairfield.

SHIRLEY A. BESSEY, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, in Madison. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Barbara Morin and husband Paul, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of November 10, 2016

THELMA V. GOODWIN

WATERVILLE – Thelma V. (LaFrance) Goodwin, 82, of Waterville, died peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville.page4pict1

Thelma was born in Fort Kent on March 4, 1935, to Alphonse and Anna Marie Eva (Charest) LaFrance.

She spent much of her youth enjoying life by spending time with her friends and dancing the night away. She loved animals and enjoyed the companionship of many cats and dogs in her life. The only thing she loved more than dancing and animals was her love for family as evidenced by the glowing smile on her face when accompanied by a loved one.

When she wasn’t dancing, Thelma worked many hours waitressing. She also spent time working at the dye house at the former Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland, and retooling ammo with her late husband at their home-based business in Springvale.

Thelma is survived by her best friend of 45 years, Pamela Stickney and her partner George Clemmer Jr., her step-son James J. Goodwin and his wife Kim, her grandchildren Jamie and James A. Goodwin and his wife Randi, Michael and Stacie Poulin, Raheem, Arianna, Alea, and Jasmine Goodwin, her great-grandchildren Gabriel Bernier and James R. and Elijah Goodwin. She is also survived by numerous other step-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Per Thelma’s request, she will be buried next to her late husband, James Alan Goodwin, at McClary Cemetery in Epsom, New Hampshire, with no formal service.

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

ELMORE F. CLOUGH

WINSLOW – Elmore “Bill” R. Clough, 73, of Winslow, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016.

Bill was proud of his 29 years of military service, master at arms in the Navy, and Army Reserves. He was also a police officer and security guard. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends listening to country music; traveling the country; hunting, fishing, and square dancing. He was loved and adored by those who were fortunate to have their lives enriched by his presence.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Marion Clough; wife of 39 years, Joan; and long-time friend, Joe Plisga.

Bill leaves behind stepsons, Danny Hale and wife Dorothy, David Hale and wife Ellen, and Fletcher Hale and wife Jessie; daughter, Tawnya Clough; fiancée, Cynthia Lambert and her children, John Lambert and wife Lisa, Renee Raymond and husband Gary, Rachael Currie and husband Sean, and Michael Lambert and wife Michelle; brothers, Robert Clough and wife Joanne, and Fred Clough and wife Roberta; twin sister, Barbara Butterfield and husband Dennis; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at: directcremationofmaine.com.

Memorial donations can be made to: Paralyzed Veterans America, Donation Processing Center, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton NH 03086.

JANE PARKER CARLSON

FAIRFIELD – Jane Parker Carlson, 81, passed away suddenly in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Saturday, October 29, 2016, following a brief illness. Jane was born in New Haven, Connecticut, February 18, 1935, the daughter of the late Ralph and Evelyn (Gates) Parker.

Working her way through college, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in child development in 1956.

Upon graduating, Jane worked as a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island. She married Robert W. Carlson in 1957 and moved to Pensacola, Florida, while her husband served in the Navy.

They then lived in Warwick, Rhode Island, and moved to Fairfield in 1965.

Jane quickly became involved in the Fairfield community, volunteering as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. For 30 years, she was a trustee of the Lawrence Public Library, serving as chairman for most of that time. As a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church since 1971, Jane shared her love for God in many ways: teaching Sunday school and serving in the trustee committee, staff Parish relations committee, worship committee, United Methodist Women, and as lay leader, to name a few.

Deepening further her commitment to her community, Jane served on the board of the Fairfield Food Pantry where she was instrumental in its inception. She also enjoyed giving out the bread to the guests at the pantry on Thursdays. In addition, Jane worked as a long-term substitute teacher and taught many children in SAD #49 from 1979 to 1997.

Jane was a voracious reader and for many years enjoyed being involved in the Waterville Antiques Club. She loved spending her summers with her family and their dog, Clancy, at their cottage in Belfast.

She was predeceased by her parents; and sister, Nancy (Parker) Benyi.

Jane is survived by her husband, Robert W. Carlson; son, David P. Carlson and wife Melinda; daughters, Susan

C. Reny and husband Joseph, and Sarah J. Follette and husband Thomas; grandchildren, Elizabeth J. Rice and husband Jason, Emily S. Reny, Jacob C. Reny, Benjamin J. Carlson, Katherine J. Follette and Allysson E. Follette; and her great-granddaughter, Madelyn E. Rice.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, 23 Lawrence Avenue, Fairfield ME 04937, or, Lawrence Public Library, 33 Lawrence Avenue, Fairfield ME 04937.

THERESA VIGUE POTELLE

WINSLOW­­ – Theresa Vigue Potelle, of Benton, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. She was born in North Vassalboro, March 28, 1931, the daughter of George and Adelaide (Grenier) Vigue.

Educated in Waterville schools, she worked at the Diamond Match Company, in Oakland, followed by C. F. Hathaway Company, in Waterville.

Theresa enjoyed reading, and also spending time with her husband Romeo at the family cottage on China Lake, and their winter months in Florida.

Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Romeo; sisters, Melvina Cox, Rose Peverada, Pauline Chase, Madeline Marcoux, Martha Rogers, and Christine Burgess; and brothers, Norman Pete Vigue, Donald Vigue, and George Vigue.

She is survived by her brother, Richard Vigue, of Texas; her sister, Joann Deschaine, of Winslow; a niece, Bernadette LaPierre, of Portland and several other nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the organization of your choice.

RICHARD V. WILLETTE, SR.

FAIRFIELD – Richard (Dick) V. Willette, Sr., 83, died unexpectedly, Sunday, October 30, 2016, in Albion. He was born in Shawmut on June 11, 1922, son of Raymond and Connie (Murphy) Willette.

Dick was the former owner of Chase Fuel Company, in Winslow, for over 52 years until he sold his business to the Dead River Company in 2001. Dick was a founding member of the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, which opened in September 1980 in the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Pleasant Street, in Waterville.

He participated in cooking meals on Tuesdays and Thursday in the kitchen.

Dick was the president and member of the board of directors for the Humane Society Waterville Area for over 30 years, a member of the Waterville Order of Elks #905, while serving for the Elks, Dick drove the Elks Association van all over the state of Maine offering free blood pressure, cholesterol and other tests. He was also a member of the Waterville Lions club, where he served as past district governor for the State Lions Club. He also served as vice president of the Rome Grange and master of the Cascade Grange until it closed, as a member of the Antique Auto of Maine, you could see him drive his 1941 Ford Tudor sedan locally and in parades around the state. Dick was also involved in the Odd Fellows Club of Albion.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace, who passed away in 2010.

Dick is survived by his wife, Gloria Ann (Robinson) Willette, of Fairfield; two sons, Richard V. Willette, Jr., and Bruce J. Willette; sister Rose Mary Ronco, of Gardiner; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations can be made to: The Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville ME 04901 or:, Loving Caring Hands Food Pantry, 33 Greene Road, Fairfield ME 04937.

DONALD G. GIROUX SR.

FAIRFIELD – Donald “Don” G. Giroux Sr., 88, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at home. Don was born in Fairfield on October 18, 1928, to Henry James and Louise (Gousse) Giroux.

He was a lifelong resident of Fairfield and received his education at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Lawrence High School. As part of his later employment with Keyes Fibre, in Waterville, Don completed courses in industrial management. Don began his work life as a roofer with Dana Drew Roofing Co. He worked 27 years for Keyes Fibre Company, initially as an accomplished tinsmith and later as a supervisor, retiring in 1987.

Don was, for several years, a corporator of the former Waterville Savings Bank and served on its advisory board. For many years he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Kennebec Valley Vocational Center Enterprises, Inc. In addition, Don was a member of the Waterville Industrial Management Association.

Don served as general chairman of the M,.S.A.D. #49 Chapter of Dollars for Scholars Residential Fund Drive during its first years of existence. He was a member of the Fairfield Town Charter commission. In the early to late 1960s, Don served as vice-president of Little League baseball and was a member of the Pop Warner football committee, as well as coaching in both sports.

Starting in 1958, Don served three years on the town planning board, and seven years as a school board member for M.S.A.D. #49, which included serving as a chairman for two years. He also served 15 years as a town councilman, and served either as chairman or secretary for several years during that period. Don served many years on the town budget committee. He was a conservative and truly believed that you should spend “within your means” to pay. In 2009, Don again ran for the town council and elected to a three-year term.

When his term was up, Don was presented plaques of appreciation for 54 years of service to the town, from both the Fairfield Town Council and the state of Maine. Don was very appreciative of this recognition.

Don was an excellent craftsman, building from Maine to Minnesota, helping his children with their homes.

Building was a “labor of love” for Don, including all aspects of construction: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc. He particularly enjoyed “finish work,” especially when working with oak lumber. Don could build anything and he was an accomplished finish carpenter. He also was an excellent sheet metal worker whose skill has been on display for decades in the crosses that adorn the former Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Fairfield.

Don enjoyed fishing, golfing, and travelling with his wife, the former Cynthia Cleveland, whom he married November 10, 1949. They celebrated 64-plus years together before her death January 28, 2014.

Besides his wife Cynthia, Don was predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Bernadette Dionne, and Lucille Marquis; brother, Kenneth C. Giroux; and his half-brothers, Leland and Lewis  Giroux.

Don is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Giroux, of Albion; three sons, Scott and wife Anne, of Winslow, Christopher, of Tempe, Arizona, and D. Gregory Jr. and wife Mary, of Mahtowa, Minnesota. Don is also survived by ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Wilfred Marcotte, of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral HomeCare & Hospice, 10 Webb Street, Waterville ME 04901.

LOTTIE BOUTIN

WINSLOW––Lottie Flagg Butler Boutin, 100, of Winslow, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Woodlands Senior Center. She was born July 12, 1916, the daughter of William S. and Ada H. Flagg. She graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1934. She was a lifelong resident of the Waterville, Winslow area.
Lottie married Perley Butler and together they had three sons. Even though she worked at Diamond Internation and retired in 1970, her happiest time was being a mom and a homemaker for her “boys.” She made Christman Eve a tradition and loved to decorate and prepare the favorite foods. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary, MacCrillis-Rousseau Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8835, in Winslow. She was also a member of “The Sunshine Club” at The Lobster Trap.

Lottie enjoyed walking, word puzzles and shopping. Lottie will be remembered for her kindness and her generous spirit, who was fastidious in her person and her home, always the “proper” lady and “as sharp as a tack” to the very end.

Lottie was predeceased by her first husband, Perley; and her second husband, Joseph Boutin; her grandson, Gregg Butler; brothers, Theodore Flagg and William Flagg; sisters, Mariam Young, Dorothy Therriault, and Helen Grant.

She is survived by her sons, Bernard P. Butler and wife Jean, of Sidney, Robert O. Butler and wife Vicki, of Iowa, Jon W. Butler and wife Joan, of Smithfield; three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Paquet; many nieces and nephews; and two close and special friends, Betty Hackett and Joan Johnston.

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

JOSEPH A. POULIN

FAIRFIELD­­––Joseph Anthony “Tony” Poulin, 74, of Fairfield, died Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta, following a long illness. Tony was born May 25, 1942, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Lawrence and Beatrice (Bearce) Poulin.

Tony was one of 11 children. Tony moved to Fairfield at a young age and attended Fairfield schools.

Tony had a deep love and appreciation for the Maine woods. He was an avid outdoorsman who had a very special interest in hunting and fishing. This passion kept his family fed and the freezer full 12 months a year.

Tony was an extremely skilled marksman. One hundred yards or 1,000 yards, Tony would never miss his target.

Everyone was always welcome at the Poulin house and come hunting season, it would be a common sight to see 20 to 30 people sit down together at the dinner table.

Tony’s career was logging, and he owned and operated Poulin Lumber Company, in Fairfield until he became sick at 42 years young.

Tony’s eye wink and mischievous grin had a lasting effect on all of the family.

Tony was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lawrence B. Poulin (LB), James Poulin, and David Poulin; sisters, Lorraine DeMarco (Poulin), and Joyce Chub (Poulin).

Tony is survived by his five children, Paul and Sonya Poulin, of Fairfield, Mark Poulin and partner Jill, of Fairfield, Lisa and Alan Lagrange, of Belgrade, Terry Poulin, of Fairfield, and Kristie and Philipp Gittersberger, of Fairfield; his grandchildren: Gary, Alex, Brittani, Trisha, Jordyn, Alexis, Jayme, Cassidi, Jenna and Ava; great-grandchildren Isabella, Autumn and Anthony. He is also survived by his former wife, Judy (Laplalnte) Poulin; five siblings, Tom Poulin, of Saint Charles, Illinois, Bill Poulin, of Fairfield, Sister Lucy Poulin, of Orland, Mary Poulin, of Dunnellon, Florida, and Michael Poulin, of Deleon Springs, Florida.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: H.O.M.E., Inc., P.O.Box 10, 90 School House Road, Orland ME 04472.

FORMER RESIDENT

DOROTHY A. NOYES, 93, of Portland, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, in Scarborough. She was born in Windsor on October 26, 1923, the fourth of eight children born to Chauncey and Flossie Sproul Turner. She graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1941, and Gates Business College in 1942.