Obituaries, Week of July 21, 2016

GERALD T. TREADWELL

OAKLAND––A life-long resident of Oakland, Gerald T. Treadwell, 66, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from the cumulative effects of a stroke. That stroke hit on Memorial Day, 2008. Gerald held on at home for five years, before relocating to Woodlawn Rehab & Nursing, in Skowhegan––the location of his death. Gerald was born on May 5, 1950, in Waterville. He was the younger of two sons born to Trueman B. and Lois M. (Day) Treadwell.

He attended Oakland schools.

Gerald enjoyed following sports until his final years. While he cheered for the Bruins and Celtics, his other pro favorites were the New York Giants and Yankees. He was able to attend several pro baseball games. His longest faithful attendance, however, was at countless Colby College sporting events, where he could be seen at almost all home games and meets for all sports. Some coaches and players recognized that loyalty with souvenir presentations.

He also loved visiting Acadia National Park, and took many hikes on, up, and down its trails with his brother or friends.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his brother, Robert (“R.D.”) and cousins.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 0497i6.

Memorial donations may be made to: Friends of Acadia, PO Box 45, Bar Harbor ME 04609 or, visitfriendsofacadia.org.

LAWRENCE B. WILES

OAKLAND––On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Lawrence B. Wiles, 76, of Oakland passed away after battling leukemia for two years. Larry was born to Roland and Della (Perkins) Wiles on November 30, 1939, in Hartland.

Due to the passing of his mother shortly after his birth, he was raised by his grandparents, Bert and Gertrude Wiles in Palmyra and Vassalboro.

He graduated from Erskine Academy in 1957.

He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Judith Ann (Mitchell) Wiles; five children, Suzanne E. (Wiles) Vanley and husband Brian, of San Antonio, Texas, Roderick L. Wiles and wife Lori, of Skowhegan, Martin W. Wiles and wife Linda, of Manchester, Jeffrey W. Wiles and wife Sandi, of Mt. Vernon, and Talitha L. Wiles, of Oakland; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two half-siblings, Roger Wiles and Linda Wiles; a stepsister, Cora Boyett; and his mother-in-law, Kathleen Mitchell, of Bangor.

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MARY W. MCCORMICK

FAIRFIELD––Mary Winniebell McCormick, 100, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Winnie, as she was known, was born May 27, 1916, to Harold and Nacie (Charity) Bealieu in Waterville.

She attended Fairfield schools and later worked at the woolen mill.

She married Irwin Harold Bristol and had one son, Chester “Kenny” Allan Bristol, born August 1, 1952. Together Mary and Irwin owned the Harley/Indian motorcycle dealership and the Bristol Hilltop Cabins and Restaurant in Moscow. Irwin passed away in 1966. Mary then replaced her late husband as the postmaster in Moscow until the office was closed. Mary later married Hugh “Mac” McCormick. They enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing together.

Mary was always proud of her flower gardens and her knitting. She loved spending time with all of her family and taking her annual motorcycle ride with her son every summer.

Mary was predeceased by both of her parents Nacie and Harold Bealieu.

Mary is survived by her son Chester “Kenny” Bristol and his wife Susan Newton and his previous wives Rita Meyer and Vicky Perrone; her god-daughter Ann Hood; four grandchildren, Michael Fortier, Tanya Fortier, Terrie Brawner, and Shawn Gagnon; 14 great-grandchildren, Ariel Carron, Ashley Jacobson, Justin Fortier, Matthew Fortier, Natashia Bauer, Johnathan Bauer, Catarina Manasco, Damien Manasco, Gabrielle Manasco, Antonio Manasco, Veronica Manasco, Cody Lewis, Allen Gagnon, and Gabriel Gagnon; and one great-great-grandchild, Faith Manasco.

VIRGINIA R. SYLVESTER

ALBION––Virginia Rideout Sylvester. 90. passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, following a long illness. Affectionately known as Jinny, she was born on August 1, 1925, daughter of Vinal and Susie (Hussey) Rideout.

Jinny attended Albion schools, graduating from Besse High School in 1943. After high school she attended Gates Business College, in Augusta, and then worked for the state of Maine until her marriage to Ted Carver in 1945.Jinny and Ted raised their children, Larry, Pat, Terri, and Sue in Albion until Ted’s death in 1963.

Jinny married Bob Sylvester in November 1965. Bob and Jinny lived and enjoyed their life in Albion for 50 years. Jinny served as town clerk in Albion in the 1960s. She then worked for Dr. Craine in Albion and left to work for Dr. Diehl and Dr. Pratt, in Waterville, until her retirement in the 1980s.

Jinny loved music, playing piano and singing all her life. She sang in the church choir at Fairfield’s United Methodist Church for many years. Jenny also enjoyed ceramics, embroidery, crocheting, and was a wonderful cook. She was active in the Albion PTA, firemen’s auxiliary, and the Albion Library.

Jinny was predeceased by her parents and son Larry.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bob Sylvester; daughters, Patsy Carver Knight and husband Roger, of Mt. Vernon, Terri Sue Carver Fluhart and husband Greg, of Harkers Island, North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Lucy Carver, of Tennessee; brother Norman Rideout, of Albion; and sister Elaine Haley, of Saco.

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

Memorial donation may be made to: MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville ME 04901.

OTHERS DEPARTED

CHAD E. CAMPBELLTON, 42, of Sidney, passed awaty on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, he is survived by his brother Dennis and wife Melissa, of Weeks Mills.

SHAUN M. HALL, 57, of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by son Spencer Fielder and wife Shannon, of Vassalboro, grandchildren Cody and Kelsie Fielder, both of Vassalboro, and sister Stacia Hall, of Winslow.

HARRY A. FREEMAN JR., 94, of Farmingdale, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center. Locally, he is survived by granddaughter Melissa Nimon and husband Richard, of China, and great-granddaughters Sadi Nimon and fiancé Michael Ratcliff, of China, and Jessyca Begin, of Waterville.

HARRY A. TOBEY SR., 80, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at MaineGeneral REhabilitation & Long-Term Care at Gray Birch, in augusta. Locally, he is survived by his children, Harry A. Tobey Jr. and wife Pat, of Winslow, Julie A. Lewis and husband Steve, of Albion, and Warren A. Tobey and wife Donna, of Windsor.

GERMAIN BOLDUC, 72, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, died on Monday, July 11, 2016, at Beth Israel Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. Locally, he is survived by a son, Michael Bolduc, of Clinton; sisters Lynette Dostie, of Waterville, and Rita Fortin, of Benton.

FORMER RESIDENT

JEANETTE C. HACHEY, 89, of Daytona Beach, Florida, died on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born in Waterville, October 12, 1926, the daughter of Dominique and Estelle Daviau Casavant.

She graduated from Waterville High School in 1943, and resided in Winslow following her marriage to Joseph Hachey. She was an assistant city clerk in Waterville, later becoming the secretary to Waterville Mayor George Doyle. After helping her husband open Hachey’s Market, she went to work at Scott Paper Company, retiring in 1987. She and her husband relocated to Daytona Beach in 2001.

Obituaries, Week of July 7, 2016

CAROLE J. BOSMA

SPRING, TEXAS – Carole Joan Wood Bosma, 78, of Spring, Texas passed away September 22, 2015. Carole was born in Waterville, Maine on April 9, 1937. Although she lived in Texas she always considered Maine her Home. Carole was your typical “down Maine girl”.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents Lillian Moore Wood and Clarence T. Wood of Waterville, Maine; mother and father -in-law Edward and Rosalie Hagen of China, Maine; and brother-in-law Kenneth Hagen of China, Maine.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Bosma, Daughter Lizbeth Carole Metzler and husband Harvey; son  Mark Edward Bosma and wife Kathy; grandchildren Patsy Holmes and husband Dakota, and William Kennedy and wife Skye; great grandchildren Carli, Kelby, William (Shooter), Korden, and Tyler Rose, all of Texas; sister-Bette Pooler and husband John, of Fairfield; sister-in-law Rosalie (Dolly) Batteese and husband Robert (Bob), of China; niece and nephews Keith, Jeff, Chad, Tyler (Ty) and Sarah and many more loving family members and friends. And not to forget her “special daughter” Dawn Muirhead of Boone North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00am, Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine, 04401 to celebrate Carole’s life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, 499 Broadway, PMB 362, Bangor, Maine 04401 or at mainebreastcancer.org.

OTHERS DEPARTED

Joseph Richards Jr. and wife Susan, of Winslow, lost his sister, LUCY M. GRAY, 65, of Madison, on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Maplecrest Living Center, in Madison. Also, Jim Gray, of Vassalboro, lost his daughter-in-law.

Lydia Chase, and Maj. (USAF-Ret.) Ronald Atwood, both of Whitefield, both lost their brother, RICHARD E. ATWOOD, 75, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Whitefield, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Erron Jean Dionee-Jacques, and husband Anthony, of Vassalboro, lost her grandfather, DONALD J. DIONNE, 79, of Waterville, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Maine General Medical Center, in Waterville, from a massive heart attack.

Daniel Joseph, of North Whitefield, lost his mother, CAROLE A. BODMER, 76, of Westport Island, on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta.

FORMER RESIDENTS

CHRISTINE E. BILODEAU, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Vassalboro, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016, following a brief battle with cancer. She graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1969. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, April L. Bilodeau, of Albion.

MARJORIE F. COUTURE, 81, of St. Augustine, Florida, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. She was born in Winslow to Oscar and Sadie Reny. Marjorie graduated from Winslow High School. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Muriel Grenier and husband Robert.

Obituaries, Week of June 30, 2016

RAYMOND M. MCCASLIN

WINSLOW––Raymond M. McCaslin passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was the son of Martin and Etta (Holt) McCaslin, born in East Winslow. Raymond grew up on the Nowell Road, in East Winslow.

Raymond attended Winslow High School and in 1942 enlisted in the United States Navy. He entered active service of World War II on June 18, 1943, where he would serve as an electricians mate on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill and two repair ships, the U.S.S. Kent Island and U.S.S. Minotaur. He was honorably discharged on May 11, 1946.

He married Yvette (Marcia) in 1947, celebrating 68 years of marriage. They purchased a home on the Nowell Road, not far from where Ray grew up. Ray and Yvette worked hand-in-hand on their farm in Winslow. He was a gifted craftsman; loved farming, gardening and working in the woods. Later, he and Yvette enjoyed snowmobiling for many years during their retirement.

He was predeceased by his parents; his beloved wife, Yvette; his sister, Virginia Lang; his brother, Bernard; his devoted friend and neighbor, Larry Pelotte; and his cousin, Walter McCaslin, who was like a brother.

Raymond is survived by his sister, Geneva Ahearn; his son, Daniel McCaslin and wife Betty, of Waterville; his daughter, Jean Ann Main and her husband Richard, of Lebanon; and his granddaughter Shannon Olson and her husband Tim, of Cutler; as well as several stepgrandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Norma McCaslin; many devoted nieces and nephews; and his cousin, Leola Mae (McCaslin) Roberts who was born on October 31, 1913.

HORACE “HOD” C. LIBBY

WINSLOW––Horace “Hod” Clinton Libby, 90, passed away on June 15, 2016, at home. He was born to Howard and Christine (Bradbury) Libby, in Lewiston on July 18, 1925, and grew up in Auburn.

Following graduation from Edward Little High School, Hod served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1947, he married Roberta Watson and they settled in Freeport where he managed The Men’s Shop, was owner and proprietor of Mid-Town Apparel, and worked as a retail clerk for L. L. Bean before retiring in 1987.

Hod was well-known for his baking/cooking, gardening, crafting and singing (choir/barbershop). His sense of humor and caring ways made him loved by all who knew him. He loved traveling with Roberta to many places especially Europe for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day.

Horace was predeceased by his wife, Roberta, and brothers Arnold, Gerry and Robert.

He is survived by daughters Wendy (Robert) Nutting, of Oakland, and Cathy Brann, of Topsham; grandchildren Cheri Nutting (Michael Briggs), of New Hampshire, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Michaud, of Topsham, Christine Nutting (Tyler Jandreau), of Waterville, and Steven (Elizabeth), of Oakland; and great-grandchildren William Potter, Anna and Eliza Briggs, Keely and Stella Nutting, and Nolan and Miles Michaud; brother Warren Libby, and sisters Harriett Kilbride and Geraldine Call; plus many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Winslow Congregational Church, or a charity of your choice.

NANCY M. SMITH

OAKLAND – Nancy Marie Lagasse Smith, 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, following a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. Nancy was born in Waterville on January 7, 1963, to Alfred and Irene (Vigue) Lagasse. Nancy graduated from Winslow High School.NANCY M. SMITH

Nancy spent most of her working years at Hannaford Supermarket and made many lifelong friends there. Nancy’s dedicated work ethic spilled over into her personal life, making her a caregiver to her parents, her husband Wayne, and Bill’s mother, Shirley. .

An active home-body, Nancy enjoyed taking walks, cooking, knitting, finding a treasure while lawn-saleing, and tending to her garden. Having been welcomed into the church, Nancy helped out at various events at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church despite her failing health, quickly becoming a cherished part of their family. Nancy was consistently supporting her nieces and nephews in their milestone events. Despite the difficulties of her health issues, Nancy remained positive and cheerful, always welcoming visitors. If you were lucky enough to know Nancy, then you were lucky enough.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Irene Mary (Vigue) Lagasse; and her husband Wayne Smith.

Survivors include her fiancé Bill Paquet, of Oakland, her sisters Joan Cates, of Winslow, Anita Howard and husband Tim, of Vassalboro, Diane Murphy, of Leeds, Theresa Kimball and husband Mike, of Vassalboro, Janice Knowles and significant other Jarod Waraskevich, of Waterville; brothers Donald Lagasse and wife Linda, of Winslow, Robert Lagasse and wife Tina, of Vassalboro, and Richard Lagasse and wife Penny, of Vassalboro; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; greatnieces and greatnephews.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04901-0828.

CHRISTINE T. WRIGHT

EAST VASSALBORO––Christine Thomas Wright passed away at her home in East Vassalboro on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born in Lewiston on September 22, 1926, the daughter of Carl Anton and Dorathea Thomas.

She grew up in Eustis, spending summers at King and Bartlett Sporting Camps. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1943, and from Augusta General (MaineGeneral) Hospital School of Nursing in 1947 as an R.N. She began her nursing career at Augusta General (MaineGeneral); then went to Franklin Memorial, in Farmington, and Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, retiring from the state of Maine hospital licensing board in 1987.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis E. Wright Jr., in 1975; and her brother, John Thomas, in 2011.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Pulkka, of Ocala, Florida; her son Scott Wright, of East Vassalboro; grandchildren, Karen Pulkka, of Ocala, Florida, Nicole Wright, of Augusta, Nathan Wright, of East Vassalboro; great-granddaughter, Amya Hertler, of Augusta; and special friend and cousin, Arlene Smiley, of China.

She was a class act, right to the end!

Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Humane Society of your choice.

MARLENE A. BERNIER

Marlene “Mo” Ann Bernier, 66, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a lengthy illness brought on by the complications of diabetes.  She was born in Waterville on October 13, 1949, to Eugene and Rita (LeClair) Pomerleau.

She was educated in Waterville and graduated from Mount Merici Academy in 1967. She attended Rivier College, in New Hampshire.

MARLENE A. BERNIERShe married Daniel Gene Bernier in 1969.  They had three sons together and she stayed at home to raise them.  In the 1980s she and her husband operated D&M Variety, in Winslow.  Mo enjoyed quilting.  She loved candlepin bowling, cooking for her family, and any time she could spend on any lake.  She enjoyed trips to Addison to purchase fresh wild blueberries.  She also looked forward to the Windsor Fair every year to bet on the horses and watch her children attempt to win her a stuffed animal at the games, though they weren’t always successful.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Daniel, of Winslow; three sons, Scott and his wife Claire Curole, of Augusta, Christopher and his wife Yvette, of Winslow; and Jonathan, of Winslow, and his girlfriend, Amanda Doucette, of Albion; one adopted daughter, Joanne Quirion, of Waterville; one step-granddaughter, Paige Spears, of Winslow; two adopted grandsons, Ronnie and Cody Quirion, of Waterville; and many cousins, nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and several aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 1, 2016, from 6 to 7 p.m., early arrival no earlier than 5:30 p.m., at the VFW, in Winslow located at 175 Veterans drive.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, from noon to 6:00 p.m., with potluck optional at the home of Christopher andYvette Bernier, 12 Woodlawn Drive, Winslow. Interment will be at a later date.

If you wish to assist with funeral and medical expenses, there is a Go Fund Me page set-up at: https://www.gofundme.com/29wyk5gt or you can mail a check with “Mo Fund” in the memo to the attention of: Yvette Bernier, 12 Woodlawn Dr., Winslow, ME  04901.

BERNICE C. NUTTING

FAIRFIELD – Bernice C. “Bunnie” Nutting, 95, passed away quietly on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born on September 11, 1920, the only daughter of Cecile and Henry McGraw. BERNICE C. NUTTING

She attended schools in Fairfield, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1938. In 1940, she married Cecil L. Nutting and their legacy of the “Nutting Clan” began.

She was a busy homemaker for most of her life, but still was able to  participate in many minstrel shows and in later years danced with the Foxy Ladies. She was formerly employed by Dunham’s of Maine, in Waterville, and the Bonnet Shop, in Skowhegan.

Although plagued by tragedy and loss, and the aches of older age, she always maintained her “move forward” attitude. She was a weekly player of bridge, an active participant with her “Thursday Girls,” a well-outfitted lady in the Red Hat Society, a popular patron of Eric’s Restaurant and, with some help from her family, maintained her home, independence, and her active social life.

Her grandchildren’s memories are filled with special foods she made for them, trips to Greenville, and the surprising fact that Nana, always the lady, “got” a bawdy joke.

She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years in 1991; two daughters, Carol and Betsy, in a fire in 1961; a daughter, Sandra Laliberty in 1971; daughter-in-law, Judith Nutting in 1982; and grandson, Michael Batey in 2015.

She leaves behind her son, James Nutting and his wife, Lynne, of Fairfield, and children, Kimberly Dunton and her husband, Travis, of Pittsfield and their son, Mackenzie, and Michael Nutting and wife, Jane, of Fairfield and their sons, Jordan and J.T.; Michael Batey’s wife, Jennifer, of Vassalboro, and their daughter, Adelia, Cory Nutting and wife, Jill, of Fairfield, and their son, Conner, Kelly Alley and her husband, Jeff, of Albion, and their son, Zachary and daughter, Raygen, Kevin Nutting and his wife, Jaime, of Waterville and their son, Kobe; her son Lindsay Nutting and companion, Tammy Long, of Belgrade, and his daughters, Meghan Nutting and Morgan Nutting, both of Colorado, and her daughter, Etta; granddaughters, Jane Leathers and husband, Carl, of Fairfield, and their sons, Alex and Jimmy, and Jill Duelly, of Waterville, and her sons, Kyle and Kris.

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

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

ROBERT R. MELCHER

WINSLOW––Robert Russell Melcher, 78, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the VA Healthcare System in Augusta. He was born on March 6, 1938, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the son of Edward R. and Laudina M. (Coulombe) Melcher.

He was educated in the schools of Jay and graduated from Jay High School in 1956 and then continued his education at the Auburn Maine School of Commerce, graduating in 1957. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army until his honorable discharge. On October 6, 1957, he married Rhoda L. Cameron, of North Jay.

Over the years Robert was employed by Norrwock Shoe, in North Jay and Norridgewock, Truitt Brothers, in Belfast, and Bass Shoe, in Wilton and South Portland. He was a member of the American Legion of Skowhegan and a volunteer firefighter for the town of Norridgewock. Robert enjoyed collecting coins as well as playing golf, baseball and rag ball with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also had a strong love for old time country music.

He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Violet Viotto and Marceline O’Brion.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda L. (Cameron) Melcher, of Winslow; children, Robert and Erica Melcher, Dwayne and Ming Melcher, Cindy and Doug Wyman, Jeff and Jenny Melcher, and Anne and Mike Latendresse; grandchildren, Justin and Kelly Melcher, Colleen Melcher, Daryl Wyman, Jimmy and Kristin Melcher, Colette and Kassidy Latendresse; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Brandon and Brooklyn Wyman, Jude Melcher Le and Tanner Melcher; siblings, Terry Bergeron, Edward Melcher Jr., Larry Melcher; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street,

Waterville ME 04901 or Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

MAYNARD C. GRAY

FAIRFIELD––Maynard Carl Gray, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born on January 25, 1932, in Belfast, to Carl and Ethel (Boynton) Gray.

He attended Belfast schools, then served in the U.S. Air Force for four years as a radar technician. After an honorable discharge, he attended Coyne Electrical & Technical School, in Boston, for electrical drafting and estimating. He was employed by Bath Iron Works and later was self-employed, selling and servicing farm machinery and milking systems throughout the state for many years.

He was known for his wonderful dry sense of humor.

On November 11, 1952, he married the former, Larita Walker, of Belfast, and together they had five children: Mitchell (wife Marianne, children Austin and Colette), of Florida, Pamela Gray begin (husband Lewis, daughter Alisa Johnson), of Fairfield, Joel (wife Judy, daughter Tarsha Donar) of Utah, Sandra Gray Brice (husband James, sons Christopher and Evan), of Florida, and Nancy Gray Green (children Kyle and Kari Stevens), of Clinton.

Maynard and Rita loved to visit flea markets, looking for collectibles to restore. He restored many antique cars, gas pumps and Tonka toys. They also enjoyed traveling to various states to visit their children and grandchildren.

Maynard was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Robert Gray..

He is survived by his loving wife; his five children; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Gray, of Washington; sister Marion Anderson, of Searsport; and brother, John Gray, of Belfast.

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

Please make memorial donations to your favorite charity.

PATRICIA M. PELLETIER

WINSLOW––Patricia M. Pelletier, 80, of Winslow died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at her home, following an illness. Born in Winslow, she was the daughter of Anthony and Florence (Vigue) Paradis.

She attended Winslow schools and married her husband Don in 1955.

Pat loved caring for her children and all of their many friends who visited. There was always room for one more at the table with plenty of home-cooked food and baked goods; she continued this spirit and generosity until the day she passed. She loved having craft days with daughters, grandchildren and her many friends. She was always full of life, listening to her music, all the while dancing and singing for everyone, especially her grandchildren, who would always brighten her day when they visited.

She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, who died in 1984; her son, Donald; two brothers, Larry Paradis and Anthony Paradis; her sister, Theresa Drouin; and a very special aunt and uncle, Adelard and Emeline Paradis.

Patricia is survived by her special friend John Lucia; her four children, Donna Desmond and her husband Larry and their two children; Dean and his wife Tina and their daughter Lydia; and Heidi; Brenda Palumbo and her husband Greg and their two children, Jessica and her husband Mike and their son Trevon; and Nicole; Jeff Pelletier and his wife Robin and their two children, Zack and his wife Melissa and their children, Mikayla, Eban and William; and Jeffrey; Ken Pelletier and his wife Michelle and their three children, Nick, Kyle and Krysta; as well as several nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough ME 04074.

Obituaries, Week of June 23, 2016

WADE BULLARD

WINSLOW – Wade Bullard, 57, passed away in his home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after a good-natured battle with terminal cancer. He will be remembered always for his laughter, his generosity, and his love of family.

WADE BULLARD

Wade was an active member of his community. He enjoyed supporting the local theater company, ACAT Theater, as set builder, lighting technician, and fun-loving host of cast parties. He donated regularly to the Winslow Snowdrifters and the Maine Snowmobile Association. Wade brought great enthusiasm to the music boosters when his daughters were in the local school system, cooking up hot dogs in the Band Shack and also serving as the organization’s president. Wade never hesitated to chaperone his daughters school trips when asked to do so, and segued easily into supporting his grandson William, cheering him on at sporting events and play swordfighting on demand.

Born in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, Wade’s formative years were spent in the Waterville area, and though he graduated from Unionville High School, in Pennsylvania, he always considered himself a Mainer and loved living here. Wade loved telling tall tales in an exaggerated Maine accent, and loved his work as proprietor of The Stove Barn, in Winslow. His knowledge ran deep in his chosen field and he could sit for hours chatting with customers and friends. He spent equal time with oldtimers coming in to shoot the breeze, young folks just starting out, and everyone in between. All benefited from Wade’s generous nature and his ability to create solutions for alternative hearing needs and desires.

Wade was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Jane Bullard.

Wade is survived by his wife Suzanne and two daughters, Esther Bullard and her husband Mark Bouchard and their children, William, Victoria and Dylon, and Christine O’Brian and her husband Jeremy and their daughter Ehlaina. He is also survived by his father Mack Bullard and partner Elizabeth Luber; his sister Deborah Bullard and her family Mark Fry and Annie; and brother, Brett Bullard.

Memorial donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont CO 80502, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 114 Perimeter Road, Nashua NH 03063.

STEPHEN N. WAINER

FAIRFIELD – Stephen “Stiffy” N. Wainer, 98, passed away peacefully at the Togus Hospice Facility in Augusta, on Friday, June 10, 2016. He was born July 17, 1917, in Massachusetts, the son of William and Anna Wainer.

He was an avid outdoors man who loved fishing, hunting, was a past member of the NRA, gardening, and woodworking when he was able. He traveled and was fortunate to turn age 75 in Alaska! In his younger years, he was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II, until his honorable discharge.

Stephen is survived by his son, Michael Wainer and wife Barbara, of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Debra Labonte, of Waterville, Michael Wainer and wife Wendi, of Rome, Kimberly Wainer and Danyl Dixon, of Benton; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Wainer; son, Stephen Wainer; three brothers; three sisters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Travis Mills Foundation at travismills.org.

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

AVALON J. VIGUE

WHITEFIELD – Avalon Joyce Vigue, 88, of Whitefield, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Avalon was born, in Gardiner, on August 8, 1927, the daughter of Lyndal and Olive Goud.

She grew up in Dresden.  Avalon graduated from Bridge Academy class of 1945 and Kennebec School of Commerce, in Gardiner.

On February 28, 1953, she married Thomas Vigue, of Whitefield, where they lived and raised their family.

Avalon worked for the Price Administration (USG), Maine Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor, where she retired from in 1987.  Avalon was a former member of Eastern Star, Whitefield Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and PTA.  She attended the Sheepscot Valley Community Church and was a member of the Maine Draft Horse & Ox Association.

She and Tom spent many winters in Florida.  Avalon enjoyed traveling and in the summertime would attend every horse pulling event at the state fairs.  She maintained notebooks of these results as well as the scores of her children and grandchildren’s ball games.  She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.   Avalon also loved playing Bingo, reading, crafts and family gatherings. She enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Avalon was predeceased by her husband Tom and son Brian Paul Vigue.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas L and his wife Linda, of Whitefield, Dean A. and his wife Jean with whom she resided, Gary M. and his partner Shirley Warren, of Whitefield, Timothy E. and his partner John Hume, of Litchfield, Jeffrey L. and his wife Bethany, of Whitefield, and her daughter Julie Ann, of Lahaina, Hawaii;  three granddaughters, Shannon Brann and her husband Jimmy, Sarah Finley and her husband Steven and Jennifer Vigue; five grandsons, Shawn, Brian, Thomas, Jeffrey Jr., and Jacob Vigue; three great-grandchildren Olivia Avalon and Cassidy Brann and Carter Vigue who kept their Armie amused; several nieces, nephews.

OTHERS DEPARTED

Miriam Keller, of Palermo, lost her brother, Dr. Carl Ulbrich, of Peach Tree, Georgia.

Helen (Simon) Ballew, of Waterville, lost her husband JOHN A. BALLEW, 86, of Waterville, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Hospice Unit, at Togus. Also, Dr. David Ballew and wife Sonia, of Clinton, Corey Ballew and wife Janie, of Waterville, Dylan Ballew, of Waterville, and John Ballew and wife Gina, of Fairfield, all lost their father.  Also, Connor Ballew, of Waterville, and Erin, Ethan and Clay Ballew, all of Fairfield, lost their grandfather.

Jim Walker and wife Billie Jo, of Chelsea, lost his father, DONALD E. TRIPP, 81, of North Anson, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville.

Kolbie-Jo Danforth, of Winslow, Tammy Auclair and husband Jim, of Fairfield, Trudy Reid and partner Todd Littlefield, of Benton, all unexpectedly lost their father, BURTON G. DANFORTH III, 50, of Readfield, on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Also, Paityn and Aaliyah Danforth, both of Winslow, lost their grandfather.

Alexander Boudreau and Alyssa Boudreau, both of Vassalboro, lost their grandmother, CAROLYN M. BOUDREAU, of Clinton, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

FORMER RESIDENTS

JULIETTE E. (QUIRION) WARD, 66, of Wakefield, Rhode Island, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a brief illness. Juliette was born in Waterville, and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1967.

Obituaries Week of June 23, 2016

WADE BULLARD

WINSLOW––Wade Bullard, 57, passed away in his home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after a good-natured battle with terminal cancer. He will be remembered always for his laughter, his generosity, and his love of family.

Wade was an active member of his community. He enjoyed sup-porting the local theater compa-ny, ACAT Theater, as set builder, lighting technician, and fun-loving host of cast parties. He donat-ed regularly to the Winslow Snowdrifters and the

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Maine Snowmobile Association. Wade brought great enthusiasm to the music boosters when his daugh-ters were in the local school sys-tem, cooking up hot dogs in the Band Shack and also serving as the organization’s president. Wade never hesitated to chaper-one his daughters school trips when asked to do so, and segued easily into supporting his grand-son William, cheering him on at sporting events and play sword-fighting on demand.

Born in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, Wade’s formative years were spent in the Waterville area, and though he graduated from Unionville High School, in Pennsylvania, he always consid-ered himself a Mainer and loved living here. Wade loved telling tall tales in an exaggerated Maine accent, and loved his work as proprietor of The Stove Barn, in Winslow. His knowledge ran deep in his chosen field and he could sit for hours chatting with customers and friends. He spent equal time with oldtimers coming in to shoot the breeze, young folks just starting out, and every-one in between. All benefited from Wade’s generous nature and his ability to create solutions for alternative hearing needs and desires.

Wade was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Jane Bullard.

Wade is survived by his wife Suzanne and two daughters, Esther Bullard and her husband Mark Bouchard and their children, William, Victoria and Dylon, and Christine O’Brian and her husband Jeremy and their daughter Ehlaina. He is also sur-vived by his father Mack Bullard and partner Elizabeth Luber; his sister Deborah Bullard and her family Mark Fry and Annie; and brother, Brett Bullard.

Memorial donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont CO 80502, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 114 Perimeter Road, Nashua NH 03063.

STEPHEN N. WAINER

FAIRFIELD – Stephen “Stiffy” N. Wainer, 98, passed away peacefully at the Togus Hospice Facility in Augusta, on Friday, June 10, 2016. He was born July 17, 1917, in Massachusetts, the son of William and Anna Wainer.

He was an avid outdoors man who loved fishing, hunting, was a past member of the NRA, gar-dening, and woodworking when he was able. He traveled and was fortunate to turn age 75 in Alaska! In his younger years, he was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II, until his honorable discharge.

Stephen is survived by his son, Michael Wainer and wife Barbara, of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Debra Labonte, of Waterville, Michael Wainer and wife Wendi, of Rome, Kimberly Wainer and Danyl Dixon, of Benton; seven great-grandchil-dren; two great-great-grandchil-dren; many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Wainer; son, Stephen Wainer; three brothers; three sisters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Travis Mills Foundation at travismills.org.

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

AVALON J. VIGUE

WHITEFIELD – Avalon Joyce Vigue, 88, of Whitefield, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Avalon was born, in Gardiner, on August 8, 1927, the daughter of Lyndal and Olive Goud.

She grew up in Dresden. Avalon graduated from Bridge Academy class of 1945 and Kennebec School of Commerce, in Gardiner.

On February 28, 1953, she married Thomas Vigue, of Whitefield, where they lived and raised their family.

Avalon worked for the Price Administration (USG), Maine Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor, where she retired from in 1987.  Avalon was a former member of Eastern Star, Whitefield Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and PTA.  She attend-ed the Sheepscot Valley Community Church and was a member of the Maine Draft Horse & Ox Association.

She and Tom spent many win-ters in Florida.  Avalon enjoyed traveling and in the summertime would attend every horse pulling event at the state fairs.  She main-tained notebooks of these results as well as the scores of her chil-dren and grandchildren’s ball games.  She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.   Avalon also loved playing Bingo, reading, crafts and family gatherings. She enjoyed time spent with her chil-dren, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Avalon was predeceased by her husband Tom and son Brian Paul Vigue.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas L and his wife Linda, of Whitefield, Dean A. and his wife Jean with whom she resided, Gary M. and his partner Shirley Warren, of Whitefield, Timothy E. and his partner John Hume, of Litchfield, Jeffrey L. and his wife Bethany, of Whitefield, and her daughter Julie Ann, of Lahaina, Hawaii;  three granddaughters, Shannon Brann and her husband Jimmy, Sarah Finley and her hus-band Steven and Jennifer Vigue; five grandsons, Shawn, Brian, Thomas, Jeffrey Jr., and Jacob Vigue; three great-grandchildren Olivia Avalon and Cassidy Brann and Carter Vigue who kept their Armie amused; several nieces, nephews.

OTHERS DEPARTED

Miriam Keller, of Palermo, lost her brother, Dr. Carl Ulbrich, of Peach Tree, Georgia.

Helen (Simon) Ballew, of Waterville, lost her husband JOHN A. BALLEW, 86, of Waterville, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Hospice Unit, at Togus. Also, Dr. David Ballew and wife Sonia, of Clinton, Corey Ballew and wife Janie, of Waterville, Dylan Ballew, of Waterville, and John Ballew and wife Gina, of Fairfield, all lost their father. Also, Connor Ballew, of Waterville, and Erin, Ethan and Clay Ballew, all of Fairfield, lost their grandfather.

Jim Walker and wife Billie Jo, of Chelsea, lost his father, DON-ALD E. TRIPP, 81, of North Anson, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville.

Kolbie-Jo Danforth, of Winslow, Tammy Auclair and husband Jim, of Fairfield, Trudy Reid and partner Todd Littlefield, of Benton, all unexpectedly lost their father, BURTON G. DAN-FORTH III, 50, of Readfield, on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Also, Paityn and Aaliyah Danforth, both of Winslow, lost their grand-father.

Alexander Boudreau and Alyssa Boudreau, both of Vassalboro, lost their grandmother, CAROLYN M. BOUDREAU, of Clinton, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

FORMER RESIDENTS

JULIETTE E. (QUIRION) WARD, 66, of Wakefield, Rhode Island, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a brief illness. Juliette was born in Waterville, and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1967.

Obituaries Week of April 26 2016

CAROLYN M. LANE

FAIRFIELD – Carolyn May Lne, 73, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. She was born in Mexico on July 6, 1942, the daughter of the late Carroll and Evelyn (Kilbreth) Akers, and later raised by Philip and Lucienne Welch, her foster parents.

Carolyn graduated from Dixfield High School in 1961, and also accomplished an associate’s degree at the age of 60, from Kennebec Valley Community College, in Fairfield.

Carolyn worked several different jobs, such as a full-time homemaker, factory worker, and office worker, and she also worked on the family chicken farm. Carolyn was an active church member and loved to play piano and sing for the Lord.

She had a beautiful gift of sewing and talent for music and cooking. Carolyn loved family with all her heart and showed hospitality to everyone she came in contact.

Carolyn was predeceased by both parents, brother Richard Akers, sister Gloria Duval, and great-grandchildren Joshua Taylor and Braydon Norman.

She is survived by her husband Leslie Lane; children Erwin Taylor Jr. and fiancée Diane Morissette, Robert Taylor, Shelly Geidel and husband Lance, Kelly Jeremie and husband Daniel, Phillip Taylor and wife Martha and Sheldon Lane; grandson Ryan Lane; former husband Erwin Taylor Sr.; siblings Mary Learned, Jessie Shelkis, Roger Carroll Jr. and William Akers; grandchildren Seth, Jacob, Isaiah and Michael Taylor, Cassandra Norman and fiancé Chris McLaughlin, Bradley Norman and fiancé Andrea Foss, James and Madeline Geidel, Travis, Aaron and Carolynn Bagley and fiancé Dalton Satterwhite, Kimberly Dathnay and Shayna Jeremie; great-grandchildren McKaela McLaughlin, Braelyn Taylor, Hunter Norman and Ellie Satterwhite.

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

RHONDA T. MORGAN

OAKLAND – Rhonda T. (Knight) Morgan, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, following a long battle with COPD. She was born at the Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Farmington, on October 16, 1950, the daughter of Howard and Helen (Wyman) Knight.
She  attended Williams High School, in Oakland, and graduated on June 12, 1969.

She was a stay-at-home mom for her three children, and also took care of her grandchildren when needed. She worked other jobs off and on through the years.

For those who knew her, she had a heart of gold and was very thoughtful and caring of others. Rhonda was always willing to give her time, money, or listening ear to whomever was in need and was accepting of everyone. She was also a spunky and fun woman, who could always make you laugh or put a smile on your face.

Rhonda was predeceased by her father and mother, Howard and Helen Knight; sister Sheila Castonguay; brother-in-law Gerald Castonguay; and niece Barbara Castonguay Marcoux.

She is survived by her three children, Brad S. Hastings, Cory G. Hastings and Briana L. Pomerleau and husband Brian; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Trenton Hastings, Ryan Pomerleau, Brendon and Megan Pomerleau, Faith Pomerleau and Austin Pomerleau; great-grandchild Ayden Pomerleau.

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

HOWARD L. BROWN

WINSLOW – Howard L. Brown, 81, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at his home in Winslow. He was born May 5, 1934, in Mapleton the son of Lemuel and Mary (Crawford) Brown.Obits Howard L Brown

He was employed for 42 years in construction work for L.M. Cutchin, now known as the Sheridan Corporation and was a volunteer fireman for the towns of Mapleton and Winslow. He also participated and volunteered at RSVP walking program at Colby College since 2005.

Howard was married for 52 years to Myrtle Carter Brown, who predeceased him.

Howard is survived by his children, Lorraine O’Brien, of Wash­ing­ton state, Carol Hansen, of Mapleton, a companion, Thelma Lafferty; one brother, Richard Brown, of Deltona, Florida, and a sister, Audrey Christie, of Mapleton; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Roger Brown; daughter, Muriel Griffin; son, Carlton Hubbard.

Friends wishing may make donations in Howard’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

John R. Verrier and partner Barbara Bailey, of Fairfdield, lost his mother, JANET Y. VERRIER, 83, of Portland, on Monday, April 11, 2016, in Portland.

Debra Fuller and husband David, of Albion, lost her brother, STEVEN J. PERRY, 61, of Clearwater, Florida, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Mease Hospital, in Dunedin, Florida.

Lauren Glueck and partner Henry Poirier, of Waterville, and Craig Glueck and wife Valerie, of Oakland, lost their father, HAROLD F. GLUECK, 76, of New Hartford, New York, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Faxton-St, Luke’s Healthcare.

Ronald Shorty and wife Nancy, of Fairfield, lost his mother, ANGELA A. SHORTY, 81, of Waterville, on Monday, April 18, 2016, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

FORMER RESIDENTS

MARY E. DOUGLASS GRADY, 72, of Waldoboro, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was born January 5, 1944, in Whitefield, to Chester and Bernice Douglass II.

Mary was educated in Whitefield schools, attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and later received a GED. She worked at her aunt Margaret’s Nursing Home, in Coopers Mills.  She later became the first female buyer at Associated Grocers, in Gardiner.