Obituaries for Thursday, January 16, 2020

LORRAINE ANDERSON

CHELSEA – On Dec. 2, 2019 at the age of 78, Lorraine Anderson passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019. Lorraine was born July 11, 1941, in New Castle, New Brunswick, Canada, the seventh of nine children born to Evelyn F. Legere and Marcel Legere.

The date of her death was very special to Lorraine and her husband Ken for it also marked their 58th wedding anniversary.

She is survived by her husband, Kendrick Anderson; and two children, son Kendrick L. Anderson and his wife Lisa; daughter Karen Howard and her husband Joseph; as well as her two grandchildren, Myles Roche and Elizabeth Hart and her husband Nolan.; brothers, Alfred Legere and his wife Nancy, of Maine, Marcel (Charlie) Legere and his wife Debbie, and Eugene Legere, all of Massachusetts; sisters, Lila Castonguay, of Massachusetts, Rose Gemme, of Iowa, and Janet Binns and husband Dennis, of Maine; brother-in-law, Levi Anderson, of Florida, and sister-in-law, Edith Felio, of Massachusetts; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by brothers, Paul Legere and Henry Legere.

A memorial service was held to celebrate Lorraine’s life at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on December 14, 2019, in Augusta.

SARA A. BARD

WINSLOW – Sara A. Bard, 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a brief illness. She was born in Winslow, April 26, 1948, the daughter of Maurice Berard and Nellie E. (Anketell) Berard.

She attended Winslow public schools. After graduating from high school, Sara married the love of her life, Lucien “Bob” Bard. They spent 52 years together, enjoying their camp on Pattees Pond, in Winslow, and then camping at Green Valley Campground, in Vassalboro, where they made many new friends.

Sara was employed for many years in the kitchen at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. Sara and Bob made several trips to Georgia to visit her brother Peter and his family. Sara liked to go to yard sales and could always spot a bargain. Sara also enjoyed spending the holidays at her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Emile and Caroline’s house with their family. She especially enjoyed watching the children open gifts on Christmas Eve.

Sara was a loving wife and aunt to several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and dog, Happy.

She is survived by her husband Lucien “Bob;” her sister-in-law Julie Berard; and several nieces and nephews.

Sara was predeceased by her parents; and her brother Peter Berard.

In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a private burial will be held at a later date.

DAVID M. WENTWORTH JR.

VASSALBORO – David M. Wentworth Jr., 58, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at his home, in Vassalboro. He was born March 5, 1961, in Skowhegan, the son of David M. Sr. and Stella (Millett) Wentworth.

He graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1980. David grew up in Kittery and York as a young boy and moved to Skowhegan in the ‘70s. Currently he worked for C&J Bus Service, in Rollingsford, New Hampshire. He worked on Indian and Harley motorcycles. He joined the National Guard in 1978, and served until 1984. He worked from 1985 to 1991 as a mechanic and was exceptional in his craft. He also worked construction for Sesco, in Massachusetts and New York. David ended up going to work for Terry Bennett, restoring antique cars; he could do anything. He was a “jack of all trades and a master of all.” David enjoyed motorcycles, cars building projects, all activities with his one and only grandson that meant the world to him, traveling, movies, boating and catching up at breakfast with friends at Black Bean Café, in Rollingsford, New Hampshire.

David is survived by daughter, Natasha Clements, of Smithfield; grandson, Ayden Poirier, of Smithfield; father David Wentworth Sr., of Skowhegan; two sisters, Kathi Wentworth, of Gardiner, Kellie Aguilar, of Iowa; two nephews, Dalton Eldridge, of El Paso, Texas, Khristopher White, of Arizona; two great-nephews, Kamryn B. Forte, of Georgia, Kristopher David White, Jr., of Georgia; cousins, Lori and Mark Gagnon and Ben and Joey, all of Augusta.

A Celebration of Life was held on January 10, 2020, at the Elks Club, in Skowhegan with Rev. Mark Tanner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in David’s memory to the Elks Club, 21 Silver Street, Skowhegan ME 04976 or Maine Veterans’ Homes, 310 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

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

DR. PATRICK BRANCACCIO

WATERVILLE – Dr. Patrick Brancaccio, 85, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at home.

For 40 years, Brancaccio was a beloved professor of English at Colby College, in Waterville. After his official retirement in 2003, Brancaccio continued to teach students of all ages. Trained in American literature with an expertise in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, he was a longtime chairman of the Colby English Department. He helped to found Colby’s Black Studies program, one of the first in the Northeast, which he directed from 1971-1983. Brancaccio also directed the college’s program in London for several years.

Brancaccio had near-photographic recall of the knowledge in his imposing library. His scholarly writing ranged from the history of colonialism, to Strindberg in performance, to Edgar Allan Poe’s role in the origins of detective fiction.

Pat had a lifelong openness to new ideas and an appreciation for the power of diversity. In 1974, his passion for African literature led to a Fulbright fellowship to teach at the University of Madagascar. Accompanied by his wife, the late Ruth Brancaccio, and his three children Lisa, Peter, and David, Pat and family experienced a fascinating year punctuated by a coup d’etat and martial law.

Patrick Brancaccio was born in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in 1934, the first of four children. His father, who emigrated from Italy, delivered laundry in Brooklyn. From the age of 11, Pat helped on the route and kept the accounts. He attended Brooklyn College while living at home and studying in his basement. Pat was the first in his family to earn a college degree. He later received an MA from Ohio State and a PhD from Rutgers. For a time, he taught in New York City public schools and was a sales rep at a New York publishing house. With Ruth, a teacher and theater director, he traveled the world ranging from Tanzania to Scotland and points in between. For nearly two decades they owned a small house in Saint-Thibery, France, where they welcomed many visitors from Maine and beyond.

After losing Ruth, his wife of 46 years, to cancer in 2004, Pat married writer Kate Cone in 2010 and the travels continued. They explored Venice, Bologna, Florence and Rome and loved their forays into the Valpolicella hills to sample wine.

Food played a big role in Pat and Kate’s life, with Kate learning to master Italian dishes for Pat’s discriminating palate. Each Christmas Eve, they planned and sourced a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes crowned with Pat’s amazing tiramisu for dessert.

Pat drew great energy from teaching Colby students during the January program in Verona, Italy, which he directed for 13 years. He joked that he felt like Julius Caesar with a “praetorian guard” as he walked Italian streets flanked by students who were sometimes Colby football players. In recent years, his Friends of the Goldfarb Center seminars at Colby attracted a loyal following of older learners through lectures on eclectic topics such as detective fiction, or food in film. He was also an avid photographer who occasionally exhibited around Waterville.

He is survived by his wife Kate; brother Anthony and wife Ann Brancaccio; daughter Lisa Brancaccio and husband Torben Brooks; son Peter Brancaccio and wife Laura Singer; son David and wife Mary Brancaccio; grandchildren Linus, Stella, Sam, Anna, Madeleine, and Nicholas. Kate’s three children consider Pat their step-father, mentor and friend. Samantha Ellyn and husband Nick, Megan Cornwall and husband Hamilton, Burke Hazard and wife Jamie, all will miss Pat tremendously. And Finn, Katie and baby Maxine will miss their “Buppah” sorely.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be sent to the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

DAVID W. SMITH

WINDSOR – David W. Smith, Jr., 52, of Windsor, died Saturday January 4, 2020, in Augusta, in an automobile accident. He was born in Augusta October 6, 1967, the son of David Sr. and Mabel (Taylor) Smith. David’s partner, Lisa Pelletier, also died in the accident.

He is survived by his children, Timothy Smith, of Windsor, Michael Smith, of Windsor, and Crystal Smith and her partner, Alex Currie, of South Portland; his parents, Mabel Smith and her partner, Richard Weeks, of Augusta, David Sr. and his wife, Karen, of Florida; the mother of his children, Marnie Smith; his siblings, Charlie Erving, Sr. and his wife, Rose, of Augusta, William Erving, Sr., of Augusta, Jack Erving, of South China, Maryann Foye, of Augusta, William Smith and his wife, Deidre, of Florida, Russell Smith and his wife, Tonya, of Arkansas, and Matthew Smith and his wife, Alicia, of Florida; as well as many extended family members and friends; and the lights of his life, his grandchildren, Owen and Maci Smith.

A celebration of life was held on January 11, 2020, at the Windsor Grange.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta.

Memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary funeral home obituary page at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

DANA L. FIELDS

SIDNEY – Dana Loren Fields, 82, formerly of Palmyra, died Saturday, January 4, 2020, at a Waterville health care facility. He was born February 22, 1937, in Fort Fairfield, a son of Elbert and Kathleen (Doughty) Fields.

He moved with his family to Palmyra in the spring of 1940 where his father operated a garage. Dana helped keep the garage clean and enjoyed the company of the clients. Dana graduated from Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, class of 1955. He was encouraged to seek higher education by his 4-H leader Helen Johonnett. He matriculated at the University of Maine in Orono and graduated in 1959 with a degree in sociology.

He taught a variety of subjects in his first year of teaching at Harmony High School and coached the girls basketball team. The next year he taught English, his favorite subject, as well as being the lay pastor of the Clinton Methodist Church.

In the fall of 1962, the headmaster of Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, Edward Stanley, hired him to teach English and be a dormitory master. He remained at MCI for four years, resigning his position to study at Boston University, graduating in 1966 with a master’s degree in secondary school administration. Dana was hired as the last principal of Besse High School, in Albion, in August 1966, where he also taught English. He lived with his family in Albion for 27 years. Albion joined SAD #49 in the fall of 1967 and Dana and his students transferred to Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. He continued to teach two more years before he was asked to fill a positon in the guidance department. He gladly accepted and remained a counselor there until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed working with teenagers and was thoroughly committed to them, working always for their best interests. He was a loyal member of the faculty and was respected by the administration.

Dana enjoyed life and appreciated people of all ages. Music was an integral part of his life and he believed that it made the world a better, happier place. A committed Christian, Dana was a member of the local church throughout his life. He honored God both in word and deed. He also took delight in his role as father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Glennis (Brown) Fields, of Sidney; his son Loren, wife Anjelika and their children Dakota and Darius Fields, all of Augusta; son Mark and wife Samantha, of Avon, Massachusetts.

He was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Lois “Min” and Don Savard, sister Reta Fields, sister Shirley Libby and brother-in-law Lloyd, and sister Rachel Spaulding Brenckman.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Canaan Calvary Church with the Rev. Kevin Brooks officiating. Spring burial will be in the Palmyra Village Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com

Donations may be made to the Lawrence High School Scholarship Fund for a deserving student.

SANDRA L. REYNOLDS

WINSLOW – Sandra Lee Reynolds of Winslow, 72, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 6, 2020. She was born in Waterville on July 2, 1947, to Dolores and Prosper Grenier.

The seventh in birth order of 18 children, Sandra lived a life surrounded by her large family. A Mom to many, Sandra raised four children of her own and played a strong role in the lives of countless siblings, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. Sandy married her best friend, Paul, on September 14, 1974, and after many years as a seamstress for Hathaway Shirt Co., in Waterville, she left work to raise her children, milk cows on the family farm, and operate a vegetable stand. A master homemaker, Sandra was a skilled seamstress, gardener, and antique collector. Anyone who entered her home was welcomed, entertained, and likely fed. She loved music, sunsets, cowboy movies, and being surrounded by family and friends.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents; her sisters Carmen and Debbie, and brothers Bernard (Skip) and Robert.

Sandra is survived by her husband Paul; her children Brian, Eric, Kris and his wife Stephanie, Casey and her husband Michael; her grandchildren Damon, Noah, Kurtis, Jackson, Lexi, Bailey, Jason, Matthew, Boden and Cyrus; her siblings Shirley, Roland, Reginald, Gerald, Joanne, Ronald, Daniel, Donald, Kenneth, Dale, Ricky, Brenda, Michael; and brothers-in-law Gary and Timothy; as well as her nieces and nephews.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Sandra’s guestbook at www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the: Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

ROBERT J. BOLDUC

OAKLAND – Robert John Bolduc, 86, of Oakland, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 5, 2020, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville, following a period of declining health. Robert (Bob) was born May 28, 1933, in Waterville, the youngest of nine children, to Alphonse and Josephine Bolduc.

He graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1951. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from January 1953 to January 1957. Bob married the love of his life, Marlene V. Begin, on August 18, 1956, at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville. This past August they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Bob attended Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in 1959. He became a CPA and worked for a CPA firm in Portland for three years. In July 1962, he went to work for Sanders Associates, in Nashua, New Hampshire, which was later bought by Lockheed. Bob and Marlene raised their two children, Karen and John, in Nashua. Bob retired in 1990 as corporate director of finance.

Bob wanted deeply to be a grandfather and his wish came true when they welcomed their granddaughter, Megan, and again later welcomed their grandson, Ryan. He cherished his family. Bob was a very kind, loving and caring person.

Bob enjoyed 29 years of retirement with Marlene, traveling between Maine and Florida. Beautiful family memories were made on Messalonskee Lake, in Oakland, in the summer months. Karen, Dan and their children also loved traveling to Florida in the winter months to see Nana, Grampy and Uncle John. They especially enjoyed family gatherings on Marco Island, Fla.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Alphonse and Josephine Bolduc; his two sisters and six brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene; a daughter, Karen (Bolduc) Labrie and her husband Daniel of Epping, New Hampshire; a son, John Bolduc of Naples, Florida; a granddaughter, Megan Labrie, of Manchester, New Hampshire; a grandson, Ryan Labrie and his wife Andrea, of Concord, New Hampshire; sister- in-law, Connie Bolduc; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Lakewood Continuing Care for the excellent care and compassion Bob was given.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held later this Spring at Notre Dame Church, followed by burial at St. Francis Cemetery, in Watereville.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Robert’s memory can be made to: The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901. www.mainechildrenshome.org.

PETER H. WARMAN

WINDSOR – Peter Henry Warman, 55, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly at his shop, in Whitefield, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

He left this world with a lot more rubber on the roads than when he came in. He will be deeply missed by all those he touched.

A celebration of Pete’s life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 2 p.m., at the Thompson Community Center, in Union. A full obituary can be found at www.plummerfh.com, where condolences, photos, and stories may be shared.

Obituaries for Thursday, January 9, 2020

BRIAN L. MICHAUD

OAKLAND – Brian Lee Michaud, 56, of Oakland, passed away suddenly while working, on Monday, December 16, 2019. Brian was born on March 18, 1963, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the son of Dora and Charles H. Michaud Jr.

Brian graduated from Stearns High School, in Millinocket, in 1981. Following high school, he joined the United States Navy, serving his country with pride. Love of country topped his priority list.

Brian was passive, sweet, funny, and giving. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic and the fact he could fix anything. He was always there to lend a hand for anyone. He was happy to be known as a “red neck” and a proud Trump supporter. Brian was a delivery assistant at NRF, in Augusta, at the time of his death.

Brian was especially proud of his son, Joshua Michaud, for his service in the United States Army and carrying on the family tradition of serving his country. He was looking forward to spending time with him over the holidays.

Brian enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, wrestling with Josh and cousin, Mikey, and spending time with friends and his dogs.

Brian was predeceased by his father, Charles H. Michaud Jr., on August 12, 2006.

Brian is survived by his son Joshua Michaud of Tampa, Florida; mother Dora Michaud, of Oakland; sister Andrea Stevens, of Alaska; brothers, Charles Stevens, of Arizona, and Ed Stevens, of Idaho; his girlfriend Beckey Washburn, of Oakland; uncles, Maynard, Michael and Terry Michaud; also cousins, Beth Michaud-Tillson who was like his little sister, cousins, Mikey, Luigi and Jason Michaud, Vina Walker and Digna Cournoyer; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life was held on December 29, 2019.

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

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, ME 04330.

PHILIP P. SIMONDS

WINSLOW – Philip Paul Simonds, 66, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, in Boston, from medical complications following successful double lung transplant. Phil met his challenges with a strong spirit and a sense of humor. He passed peacefully in the arms of his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Barbara.

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, April 23, 1953, he was the son of Gilbert Conant and Geraldine Searles. He attended Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, class of 1972, and University of Southern Maine, graduating with a degree in fire science.

Phil worked as a journeyman brick mason for the MacMillan Company, of Keene, New Hamsphire, before joining the Brattleboro Fire Department where he worked until moving to Winslow, in 1982. He was firefighter in Waterville for 29 years, working as an engine operator, instructor, inspector, training officer, a certified SCBA technician, and as captain for 15 years. He received a medal of valor in 2006 for his courage as a firefighter. Retired from the fire service, he worked at the Waterville Housing Authority inspecting homes. He was on the board of the Mid-Maine Vocational Center, in Waterville, and helped to lead the youth program at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church for 12 years.

He was a lifetime member of Waterville Elks Lodge #905.

An avid golfer, he loved spending time on and off the golf course with his golf buddies. He was a lover of adventure, beaches, camping, hiking, fishing, and following the road less traveled. His heart was filled with love for his wife, children, grandchildren, family, and friends.

He was predeceased by his mother, father, and in-laws, Robert R. J. and Catherine (Whitney) Emond.

Phil is survived by his wife, Barbara (Emond) Simonds, of Winslow; a son, Philip P. Simonds Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Antwerp, New York; two daughters, Celina C. Beaulieu and her husband Belami, of Turner; Alyssa (Ali) M. Simonds, of Belfast; eight grandchildren, Makayla, Tyler, and Daniel Simonds, of New York, and Kyle, Brandon, Isaac, Amaya, and Elliot Beaulieu, of Maine; six brothers, James, Craig, Stanley Conant; Ralph, Gerald, and David Simonds.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 3 p.m., at Centerpoint Community Church, 155 West River Road, Waterville.

Arrangements have been made under the guidance of Gallant Funeral Home, Waterville, ME, and the Waterville Fire Department.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Philip P. Simonds at pulmonaryfibrosis.org or mailed in his memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation,230 East Ohio Street,Suite 500,Chicago, IL 60611

L. DANA DOUGLASS

WATERVILLE – L. Dana Douglass, 69, passed away peacefully at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born June 4, 1950, in Augusta, the son of Paul and Frances (Jacobs) Douglass.

He graduated from Winslow High School in 1971. He was employed at a dairy farm during high school, followed by Harris Bakery, in Waterville. He moved to New Hampshire and worked at General Cable for 26 years where he retired.

He enjoyed volunteering at church where he was loved by members. He also enjoyed playing bingo with friends and attending family outings. While in school, he loved to run cross country with his brother, Alfred.

Dana is survived by brothers, Eugene and wife Linda, from Millinocket, Jerry, from San Diego, California, Ken and wife Lois, from Sidney; sisters, Hazel, from Clinton, Freda, from Mars Hill, April and Scott Grard, from Clinton; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; four brothers, Frederick, Sheffield, Alfred and Marvin Douglass.

A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2020 at the convenience of the family.

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

JANICE D. SATCHELL

PALERMO – Janice (Dowe) Satchell, 75, of Palermo, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at home. Born in Portland, to Milton and Virginia (Wescott) Dowe, Jan grew up in Palermo, working at her family’s general store and attending Erskine Academy, in South China. She lived in Northboro, Massachusetts, for much of her married life, and later retired to Palermo with her husband, Satch.

Jan was a lover of (in her words) “family, critters, friends, and fun.” In her younger days she loved to dance, read, bake, sew, and knit. Jan was a collector of many things both old and new, and loved to find a good bargain. She adored animals, especially dogs. She was a stay at home mom to her three daughters and to her grandson, and later enjoyed working as a home health aide with senior citizens.

Jan leaves behind her husband of 53 years, William F. Satchell II; her daughters Jean Roseman and husband, of Rochester, Massachusetts, and Catherine Satchell, of Portland; brother-in-law, Basil (Bill) Standish.

She was the beloved Nana of Michael Satchell (and wife Nicole), Emily Roseman (and fiancé Greg), Anne Roseman (and husband Jose), and to her great grandson, Mikey Satchell.

Jan was predeceased by her parents, Milton and Virginia Dowe; her sister, Judy Standish; and her daughter, Laura Satchell.

A celebration of life will take place this summer in Palermo.

There will be a private burial at Branch Mills Cemetery, in South China.

In lieu of flowers, Jan expressed wishes for her friends and family to “pay it forward” with acts of generosity and kindness. Memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Palermo Historical Society, P.O. Box 13, Palermo, ME 04354.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.ripostafh.com.

MALCOLM S. CHARLES

ROME – Malcolm Stuart Charles, 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2019, on the Family Farm (established in 1792) where he spent so much time at work and play during his youth. Malcolm was born on April 9, 1944, to Kenneth and Iris (Williamson) Charles, in Skowhegan, and was raised in Smithfield.

He married Evelyn (Belliveau) Charles on a beautiful and sunny May 1, 1965.

Malcolm graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, later received an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Unity College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Out of his love for country, and inspired by family tradition of military service exemplified by his father and uncle, both veterans of World War II, a great-uncle, a Marine Corps veteran of World War I, Malcolm proudly volunteered for service in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant and deployed to Vietnam as a military policeman.

Malcolm continued his lifetime of service to the community as a police officer in Fairfield 1968-1971 and Waterville 1971 until his retirement in 1993 as a patrolman and detective. He also was assigned to the Maine Bureau of Intergovernmental Drug Enforcement/Maine Drug Enforcement Agency from 1988 until 1992.

Upon retirement, Malcolm and Evelyn moved to the family farm in Rome where they created, owned, and operated Pointers Run Hunting Preserve and Guide Service training and working with their German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP), Mach, Katy, and Josie while providing a safe and beautiful location for upland bird hunters from throughout the northeast to train their dogs or hunt with Malcolm and his GSP’s. The preserve was featured in several publications and on sporting television shows.

He followed his father and grandfather in serving the town of Rome as selectman for many years.

He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masonic Lodge, in New Sharon, Sebasticook Chapter of North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (Past President) and other service organizations.

Malcolm is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn (Belliveau) Charles, of Rome; their children Karen (and Kevin) Lane, of Waterville, and their son Clark (and Brandi) who are anticipating the birth of Malcolm’s first great-grandchild, Paisley Ann; Jennifer (and Nathan) Soper, of Smithfield, and their daughter Brittney (and Evan) Gleason; Eric (and Marcie) Charles, of Roanoke, Virginia, and daughter Madisen; Kenneth (and Anne) Charles, of Farmington, and daughters Meghan and Emma; Stephen (and Christi) Charles, of Phillips, and their sons Stephen II and Cameron, and daughter Alexis; his sister, Nadine Belliveau, of Skowhegan; brother-in-law Anthony Belliveau Jr. (and Suzanne), also of Waterville; sister-in-law Barbara Belliveau, of Norridgewock, and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Malcolm was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Iris (Williamson) Charles, father- and mother-in-law Anthony Sr. and Cecile (Beaulieu) Belliveau; brothers-in-law Albert and his wife Margaret (Winnie) Belliveau, and David Belliveau.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held in the summer at Calvary Cemetery, in Skowhegan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to an Outdoors program that Malcolm enjoyed volunteering and participating with his fellow veterans and first responders: Pine Grove Programs (for Military and First Responders), P.O. Box 92, South China, ME 04358, 207-672-9200.

MARIE WOOD

FAIRFIELD — Marie Wood, 95, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She was born on March 8, 1924, in New Brunswick, Canada, to Margaret (Bell) and Thomas Stickney.

She married Clifton A. Wood on September 4, 1943, and they shared 65 years of marriage together until his passing on January 4, 2009.

Marie was a loving wife and mother, dedicating her life to homemaking and her family. Later in her life she worked for 30 years cooking meals at Elaine’s Community Daycare where she was fondly known as “Grammie” to many.

She was a lifetime member of the Victor Grange #49, in Fairfield.

Marie’s greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family. She left her mark on the hearts of many whose memories will continue for generations.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Clifton A. Wood; and 12 siblings.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Daigle, Elaine Crowell, Carolyn Albert and her husband Kenneth, Kim Mackay and her husband Charles, and Whendolyn Smith and her husband William; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

DEAN L. WADE

SIDNEY – Dean L Wade, 61, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019, following a seven-year battle with cancer. Deano was born on May 3, 1958, in Valparaiso, Florida, to Carey Wade and Elizabeth Carr.

He was raised between the family home in Malden, Massachusetts and Uncle Freddy’s farm, in Antrim, New Hampshire.

Dean first met Cindy (Manter) at 15 years old when their siblings began dating. Five years later, in 1978, they became the second Wade/Manter wedding. Deano and Cindy built their first house in Byfield, Massachusetts, in 1980 after the birth of their first son Tim, and welcomed their other two children, Chris and Catie into that home. Soon after they purchased an undeveloped lake property in Sidney. In 1984 Deano and a crew of weekend warriors, fueled on Miller Lite, built the family’s forever home on a beautiful spot on Messalonskee Lake.

Deano was an avid outdoorsman and shared that love with his family and close friends. Deano loved to fish, though he sometimes didn’t even bother to bring a pole. He enjoyed the camaraderie and mostly just being up north and in the woods. Deano’s guilty pleasure was sci-fi and cheesy B rated movies.

He loved Star Trek and would always comment on how revolutionary Gene Roddenberry was.

Deano was a lifelong learner and enjoyed reading and watching documentaries. He had a gift of conveying knowledge he had picked up along his unique journey and was an amazing teacher.

Professionally, Dean was a construction supervisor, presenting him the opportunity to work for multiple firms with many great people throughout northern New England. He was one of the best excavator operators to ever pull the sticks. He also owned his own business as a licensed site evaluator, performing soil tests throughout Maine.

Whether at work or play, Deano had a way of explaining in an order of operations that made the toughest task seem simple. He touched and shaped so many people with so few words. He was a gifted listener, and so many people are grateful to have had the opportunity to sit idly with Deano in his truck and share a conversation and a cold one.

Dean was predeceased by both parents and stepfather, Edwin Carr, as well as many other family members.

He is survived by wife Cindy Wade, of Sidney; sons Tim Wade, of Sidney, and Chris Wade and wife Jen (Lovely), of Gardiner, and daughter Catie and husband Chris Perry, of Portland; grandchildren Dakota Lovely, Connor Wade, Nathan Wade, and Everett Perry; sisters Jeanie (Wade) Manter, Adel (Carr) Buckley, Beth (Carr) Lane, and Trisha Carr and brother Edwin Carr; and many other family members.

A celebration of Deano’s life will be held on Saturday, January 11, at 3 p.m., at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts (New England Music Camp), on the Pond Road, in Sidney. Flannel attire is encouraged.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests donations to deserving outdoor heritage or recreation programs be made in his honor.

CHERRY M. CROMMETT

CLINTON – Cherry Marie Crommett, 63, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Cherry was born on March 4, 1956, in Waterville, the daughter of James Palmer and Pearl (Day) Ware.

She attended schools in Clinton and Fairfield.

Cherry had a love for animals, especially horses when she was a young girl. She participated in barrel races, pole bending and other various events with her beloved horse, “Freelad.” She won many ribbons and awards.

On October 20, 1979, Cherry married her soulmate, Richard A. Crommett. Both resided together in the home they built and where they raised their three children and many, many animals/livestock/pets.

Cherry and Richard took great pride in what they did together on the farm; from raising to butchering and taking care of all the down cows around the Clinton area. They performed Mad Cow testing for the government, testing well over 600 cows. Cherry also had a knack for rescuing animals that were abused or sick.

Cherry always stuck to her Blackfoot Native roots with her respect for mother earth. She was a strong believer in “waste not, want not.” She would find uses for things that most people would throw away.

Cherry enjoyed gardening, farming, cooking, sewing, knitting, drawing and learning what she could from the television show Animal Planet. She would often share her knowledge with her family and friends. Even though she wasn’t a member of the Clinton Lions, she participated in a lot of events every year at the Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair. She would enter her artwork into the art contest, bake pies for the pie contest, and enter her veggies from her garden into other agricultural contests. Cherry and Richard ran the pig scramble for many years.

Cherry worked hard for many years for this country and she enjoyed every minute of it.

She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Linda Stewart, Debbie Leary, and Brenda Corson; her nephew, Richard Ware; her half-brother, Jeff Palmer, and John Lagross who was like a brother to her.

Cherry will be sadly missed by her husband, Richard A. Crommett; her daughter, Jeanette Palmer of Waterville; her sons, Richard Crommett and his wife, Raejeania of Benton and Irving Crommett and his fiancée, Jolene Brown, of Clinton; her grandchildren, Brendan, Adam, Gerilyn, Kendra, Jenna, Emily and James; her great-grandchildren, Aydin and Ryley; her siblings, Patricia Fortin and her husband, Dana, of Skowhegan, Richard Ware, of Clinton, and Evelyn Hyatt and her husband, Ira, of Florida; her half-brother, Randy Palmer; and many nieces, nephews; and friends.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

THOMAS V. WILLIAMS

CHELSEA – Thomas V. Williams, of Chelsea, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at MaineGeneral Hospital following his long battle with cancer. Tom was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1943, the youngest of five children of William E. Williams and Ella E. Williams.

In 1946, the family moved to Chelsea, which from that time forward was always considered home for him right up to his death.

He started school in Chelsea at the one room school houses #1 and #2, then went on to the Chelsea Consolidated School before going to Cony High School, in Augusta. He graduated from Cony High School in 1961 and went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono.

After the death of President Kennedy, he decided to put his education on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Upon enlistment he was guaranteed 36 weeks of electronic training. After completing eight weeks of basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, he was transferred to Fort Monmouth for microwave communications training and completed the 36 weeks with an additional eight weeks of tropospheric scatter communication systems. After the training was completed he transferred to a one year tour in Thailand providing a part of the communication links between the Army and Air Force bases in Vietnam. After his tour, he transferred back to Fort Monmouth as an instructor in multiplexing systems. He was honorably discharged after three years with a rank of Specialist 5.

Upon returning to Maine, he attended the University of Maine in Augusta and then went to Radio Engineering Institute in Sarasota, Florida, attaining an FCC First Class Radio license. It was this various training in communications systems which lead to his eventual career in audio-visual systems.

Early in life he worked as an auto mechanic learning these skills from his father and brothers. This is when he gained his skills at tinkering and repairing equipment. He coupled this with the communication system training and began a long career in system repairs. He began as an inspector mechanic for cable TV at WCBB TV, then after working for two employers in audio-visual repair, he eventually built his own business, Consolidated Electronic Service, repairing audio-visual equipment in schools statewide. Besides doing what he loved to do, he also got to see almost all of the state of Maine. He continued this for well over 25 years before finally retiring.

Tom was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both hunting and fishing. He frequently would get into political debates just for the sake of debating. He enjoyed being with family and friends often helping others with various equipment repairs. This is how he got the reputation as a “jack of all trades, master of none,” though he really was good at so much. Anytime he could he would try to pass these skills on to the kids.

Family was important to him. Besides his parents, brothers and sisters, he was able to expand his family when he married his first wife, Linda Savage Williams. Together they had a daughter, Trisha. Tom always considered Trisha’s sister and brothers as his own and was thankful for them all. Even after his divorce he continued to be with them all. In fact, after his divorce, thanks to his sister Nancy, in 1977, he met his second wife, Judy, and were married in 1983. Together they were there for the kids. He enjoyed family outings to the Maine coast, the Bridgton area, and other adventures with the kids including some unusual camping trips. Each year he looked forward to apple picking with Trish, Bill, his grandchildren, Rachel and Adam, and Judy and also helping with the holiday season Christmas tree trimming by handling the ornaments out to each of them.

He was predeceased by his parents, Williams E. Williams, Jr. and Ella E. Williams; brothers, William E. Williams III and James Williams, and sisters, Nancy White and Ruth Ann Allen.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Chelsea; daughter, Trisha Jones, son-in-law, William Jones; and his grandchildren, Rachel and Adam, all of Grafton, Massachusetts; his extended children, daughter, Cheryl Wheeler and her husband, Gary, sons Mike McArthur and Shawn Williams, all of Augusta; and their children Brittany, Casey, Josh, Jeremy, Andrew, Isaac, Elizabeth, Taylah, Savannah, Shawnkey and Jarrett; and several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and an uncle.

A celebration of life for Tom will be held at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street in Augusta, Friday January 10, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Burial with military honors will follow at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, Maine 04086.

Obituaries for Thursday, January 2, 2019

HELEN K. MOSHER

BRUNSWICK – Helen (Kenoyer) Mosher, 104, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born on September 17, 1915, in a small sod house built by Henry and Annie Kenoyer on the native plains of Vale, South Dakota. She was the first daughter born to a family of 10 children.

Her mother taught her as a young girl that a mother’s love is not divided like pumpkin pie between the children she brings into the world. Much to the contrary, a mother’s heart is multiplied with each successive life she creates, which explains a mother’s seemingly boundless capacity for love. What then, can we say of our Great-Great Grammy Helen who created, then mothered five living generations of children? Her lifetime is ultimately a mother’s love story of a proud and fiercely resilient woman who desperately loved her children, husband and extended family, while serving as the cornerstone of her community during the 104 years that her light shined ever so brightly on this earthly realm.

Helen crossed into the flowered fields of the great hereafter to join her pre-deceased husband Charles Mosher of 64 years, with whom she mothered more than 80 direct decedents, each of whom carries her enduring legacy of grace, piety and generosity.

Her humble beginnings on the Cheyenne River and pioneer values forged an ideology of personal resolve that placed family as the first priority in all matters. She learned as a young girl that home is where the heart rests after her family of 12 boarded a Dodge Touring car and Model T Ford truck to travel to a farm in Windsor, Maine, where the Kenoyers made their home. Her lifetime in Maine transcended the travails of living history through the Great Depression and multiple wartime services, to which she was no stranger as her Gold Star family gave handsomely to the causes of our nation. The loss of her youngest brother, Russell Kenoyer, over the skies of Germany on April 16, 1945, never healed, despite her stalwart faith bolstered by her decades long worship at the South China Community Church, on the shores of China Lake. Her longevity likewise saw the predeceased passing of her oldest daughter Margaret, brothers and sisters and grandchildren Laurie and Ross.

Having met Charles Mosher, the love of her life, she moved from her family home in Windsor to their first home in Benton Station where they raised a family, before moving to their final home overlooking China Lake. It was here that they lived their elder lives in the company of the huge family they bore spending summers at small cottages on Pine Point, on China Lake, hosting regular family gatherings and their rapidly multiplying grandchildren.

Her surviving family in addition to her children Richard, David and Winnifred and cousin Chuck Sisson who grew up in the Kenoyer family, includes more than 76 grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren. We will remember with affinity her illuminating and continuous presence in our lives, her emphasis on education, family history and summers on China Lake with heavy cookie jar lids, eating white perch for supper, Red Sox games on the radio, motor boats, painted rocks leading to the shore, slamming screen doors, the aromatic scent of pine needles and, always, her humming melodies somewhere in the house not far away.

Most of all, Helen Mosher was an affirmation not only of the existence of God in our world, but that He must truly love us to give us so many years in the company of her great maternal spirit. She was, after all, our mother whom we loved as the circle continues, unbroken.

Friends wishing may make donations in her memory to the S. China Community Church, 246 Village Street, S. China, Maine 04358.

Arrangements by Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

JACQUELINE C. VIGUE

WATERVILLE – Jacqueline C. Vigue, 92, passed away at the Woodlands Assisted Living Center, in Waterville, on Monday, December 9, 2019. Jacqueline was born on January 1, 1927, the daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Madore) Rodrigue.

Jacqueline married Roger Vigue on May 30, 1962, and they made their home in Waterville. Jacqueline was a devout Catholic who attended Mass regularly at Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville. She was a receptionist for Dr. Jean Bolduc and Dr. Lucien Pellerin.

Jacqueline was a very caring person. Her family meant everything to her. Jacqueline was a caretaker and was always taking care of people. Jacqueline also spent a lot of time praying for her family and others who she felt needed it.

Jacqueline was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Bertha Rodrigue; her husband Roger Vigue; her brothers, Robert Rodrigue and Louis Rodrigue; her sister Constance Rodrigue; brother and sisters-in-law, Mag and Lawrence Vigue, and brothers-in-law-, Russel Marquis and David Starbird.

Jacqueline is survived by her sons, James Vigue and wife Jane, Thomas Vigue and wife Vickie; her daughters, Mary White and husband Roy, Patricia Violette and husband Joel; her sisters, Gabrielle Marquis and Claudette Starbird; her sister-in-law, Marge Rodrigue; her brother, Eugene Rodrigue and wife Sue, where she was also a mother to Eugene and Claudette after their mother had passed; her grandchildren, Cary Colwell and husband Bob, Tony Violette, Melanie Smith and husband Justin, Robbie Violette and wife Abby, Brad White and wife Jasmine, Erica Millett and husband Tyler, Terri Hall and husband Rob, Mike Starbird and his wife Amy; and several great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are asked to visit on Friday, December 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jacqueline’s name can be made to a charity of your choice.

ESTALEA GURGANIOUS

COOPERS MILLS – Estalea Gurganious, 70, of Coopers Mills, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was born in Palatka, Florida, on August 21, 1949, the daughter of Virginia and Raleigh Gurganious.

She graduated from Englewood High School, in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1968.

At the Country Manor Nursing Home where she resided, she was often referred to as “a little ray of sunshine,” by those who knew her. Some of her favorite activities there were playing Bingo, doing puzzles, and listening to music from visiting groups.

She attended The First United Pentecostal Church and the Apostolic Church, both in Augusta. She loved reading and listening to the Bible and was never afraid to witness to others around her of the relationship she had with Jesus Christ.

She also enjoyed and looked forward to visits with her son and daughter and their family.

She was formerly employed as a CNA both in Jacksonville, Florida and Gardiner, Maine.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Jones and husband Gary, of Palermo; son, Jerry Davis and wife Michelle, of Augusta; grandchildren, Kaylah Blazon and husband Jeremy, of Union; Abigail Jones and fiancé Chris Cory, of Palermo and Belfast; Rebekah Davis and Ryan Davis, both of Augusta; brother, Caston Gurganious and wife Linda, of Gainsville, Florida; brother, Carroll Gurganious, of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Naomi Bradshaw and husband Tim, of Collierville, Tennessee. She also has several nieces, nephew, grand nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister, Pat Guynn; her brother, Kenneth Gurganious; her brother, Jimmy Burney; and parents, Virginia and Raleigh Gurganious.

Donations, in her memory, may be made to worshipradionetwork.org.

EDMUND G. BOUCHER

WATERVILLE – Edmund G. Boucher, 96, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Maine Veteran’s Home, in Augusta. He was born February 4, 1923, in Biddeford, the son of Ephren and Bertha (Lemire) Boucher.

He was educated in the Catholic schools of Biddeford then attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1950. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Force as a second lieutenant during World War II until his honorable discharge. He was employed for many years as a chemical engineer (chemist) for various companies including Pfizer. After retirement, he worked as a chemical engineer all over the world helping companies set up equipment. He was a member of the American Legion and American Chemical Society. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and picking berries.

Edmund is survived by sister, Muriel Martel, of Biddeford; stepsons, Kevin Baker and wife Penney, of Mt Vernon, Greg Baker and wife Paula, of Smithfield; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his companion and wife, Marylin (Baker) Boucher, in March 2019.

A graveside service will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, in Augusta, in the spring of 2020 at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Edmund’s memory to a charity of their choice.

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

GEORGE F. BALBO

CHINA – George Francis Balbo, 69, of China, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 9, 2019, following a brief and courageous battle with an aggressive form of cancer, succumbing less than four weeks after his initial diagnosis and leaving his broad circle of family and friends shocked and heartbroken at his passing.

Born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, George grew up in a large family as one of 12 children, graduating from Lakewood High School in 1968.

In 1971 he began dating his future wife, Mary (Eiben) and soon after they followed one of his sisters to Maine to live in the Twitchell Hill community in Montville.

Beginning his career as a machinist, George also worked at various times as a firetower watchman, farmhand, roofer, surveyor’s assistant and more, but most of his career was as a talented, self-taught, and self-employed carpenter.

By 1975 George and Mary were married and had settled in China, where George, over the years, transformed their 1780s, one-room house into a multi-story, hand-built, off-grid home. Accomplished gardeners and homesteaders, George and Mary had huge gardens where they grew and preserved a large part of their year’s supply of vegetables, leaving surplus for neighbors at their roadside stand.

George’s kind and loving nature drew people to him. Having survived an abusive childhood, George found sobriety and mental health in his early 30s; his openness about his challenges and successes drew admiration and inspired many others. He worked tirelessly every day and was strong and fit until his illness. He was a legendary storyteller at any gathering and especially around his dining room table. He had an innate ability to make people feel comfortable and cherished. He had an expansive memory and a fact or song lyric (usually rock or blues) ready for any situation. He was charming, hilarious, and had an insatiable curiosity about others and the world in general. He rarely met a stranger who didn’t become a friend after their first meeting.

George was a voracious reader and a seemingly endless fountain of knowledge. Whenever someone (usually his younger daughters) would doubt something he said, he’d always say, “Don’t believe me? Look it up.” And 99 percent of the time he would be right. George had a special understanding and love of trees and the natural world. Two of his other great loves were Native American history and spirituality, and classic cars and motorcycles.

George is survived by his wife, Mary Balbo; daughters, Angela Balbo and fiancé Michael Januska, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jane Balbo and husband Aaron Burk, of Athens, Ohio; son, Jason Hooper and wife Brittney, of Cleveland, Ohio; daughters, Cari Balbo and husband Michael Maines, of Palermo, and Anna Balbo Baldwin and husband Thomas Baldwin, of South Portland; grandsons, Sam, Oliver, and namesake George; 16 siblings and step-siblings, along with their spouses; nieces, nephews and cousins; his Aunt Dolores.

There will be a celebration of George’s life on the summer solstice, 2020. His family asks that if you have stories and thoughts of George to share that you please consider emailing them to fallsbrookfarm@gmail.com to be read at his memorial and to help his loved ones heal from their loss.

BEVERLY F. ARCHER

PALERMO – Beverly F. Archer, 92, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following a brief illness. Beverly “Bev” (Foster) Archer was born on March 12, 1927, at home on the Foster Farm, in Palermo.

In 1944, Beverly graduated from Erskine Academy, in China. During her senior year Beverly met, and began dating Claude “Kay” Archer, of Liberty. Kay would be the love of Beverly’s life. On March 26, 1949, Beverly and Kay were married at her family home, in Palermo, and from that day forth they would spend the next 67 years together.

Beverly and Kay were born adventurers. Following their marriage, they traveled and explored wherever work opportunities took them, including points in Maine, Montana, Pennsylvania and even Bogota, Columbia. It was in Bogota their daughter Jan B. Archer was born in 1955.

Beverly and Kay returned to Palermo in 1956. In 1957 they had built the home they would live in for the next 62 years. Eight years later, on June 17, 1964, their son Jeffrey K. Archer, was born.

Beverly was a wonderful homemaker and master cook. The family will forever hold dear all of her special dishes and baked goods, many of which became the traditional centerpieces to our family gatherings and celebrations.

Beverly was a loyal friend. Beverly was a dependable neighbor and community member. She was always quick to lend a helping hand. In younger years, Beverly served as a 4-H leader, a den mother for the cub scouts, and a school board member. She also served as a member of the Palermo Women’s Extension, the Sheepscot Fish & Game Club, and the Palermo Historical Society. But perhaps her most favorite involvement was that of the annual Tibbetts family reunion.

Beverly was resilient, strong-minded, and had a whole lot of good-old-fashioned common sense. She was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother-in-law. Beverly was the beloved foundation and heart center of her family.

On December 10, 2019, surrounded by family, Beverly passed away at the age of 92 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, following a brief hospital stay. Beverly will be deeply missed by her entire family. We are all so very grateful for having had her in our lives.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Kay, her mother Clara Holloway Foster, her father Stanley E. Foster, and her twin brothers, Stanton Foster and Stanley Foster Jr.

Beverly is survived by her daughter Jan, of Palermo, her son Jeffrey and his wife Lisa, of Brooks; five grandchildren, Sarah Cobb, of China, Joshua Haiss, of Gorham, Audrey Nale, of Waterville, Frannie Archer, of Palermo, and Jacob Archer, of Brooks; and ten great-grandchildren, Kay Grady, Clara Grady, Kenneth Cobb, Carden Cobb, Colette Cobb, Jack Lyons, Lincoln Haiss, Anna Nale, Elizabeth Nale and Thomas Nale III.

A springtime graveside service is planned for Beverly at the Branch Mills Cemetery, in China. A date and time for this service has not yet been set.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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

PATRICIA B. PARADIS

WINSLOW – Just three days shy of her 89th birthday, Patricia Brann Paradis passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019. She was born in York on December 15, 1930, the daughter of William and Florence Brann.

She grew up in Augusta and later graduated from Morse High School, in Bath, where she met her high school sweetheart Bill. In 1950, Bill and Pat were married in Savannah, Georgia, where her husband served in the U.S. Army.

Pat lived in Winslow for over 50 years where she raised her family. She was a homemaker and babysat numerous children over the years. Her home on Marie Street was always open to family and friends. All who stopped by always felt welcomed and at home.

Pat was a loving and unselfish woman who always felt strongly about caring for others, donating to the church and many charities. She enjoyed country music, arts and crafts such as sewing, knitting, stain-glass, tole painting and gardening, but her biggest enjoyment was time spent with her family. She was the mastermind behind every successful family gathering; spending many summer weekends barbecuing by the pool side with family and friends.

Pat is survived by two sons, Chuck Paradis, of Fairfield, John Paradis and his wife, Debbie, of Litchfield, two daughters, Patty Paradis and fiancé Steve Libold, of Waterville, and Judy and husband, Jeff Berard, of Oakland; 10 grandchildren: Chris Berube, Nichole Hoague, Tiffany Winchenbach, Justin Paradis, Tasha Donor, Peter Paradis, Lindsey Troxell, Cameron Berard, Ryan Berard, pre-deceased by Alisha Lynne Allen; and 13 great-grandchildren: Hunter, Hayden, Ethan, Oryanna, Isabella, Charlie, Michael Jr, Darby, Adrien, Brooklyn, Aiden, Jaxson and William; many nieces and nephews.

At Pat’s request there will be no funeral services. There will be a private committal service with her immediate family.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

BRIAN L. CLARK

ALBION – Brian L. Clark, 66, of Worcester, Massachusetts, and formerly of Albion passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019, following a short, but strong fight with cancer. Brian was born in Waterville on July 6, 1953, and was raised in Albion.

Brian was predeceased by his parents Leslie (“Pal”) and Carol Clark, of Albion. He is survived by daughter Jessica and her husband Scott Boulanger, of Manchester, New Hampshire; his siblings Sandra and her husband Lars Jonassen, of Albion, Steven and his wife Janice, of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Cathy Clark and Sharon Arnenson, of Allen, Texas; stepdaughters Judith and her husband Cliff Sales, Jennie and her husband Matt Keane, Greta and her husband Jason Gray, and Elizabeth “Liddy” and her husband Brian Tupper; aunt Barbara Knight, of Albion.

Brian graduated from Colby College, in Waterville, and went into a career in computer sales. He found a second career at L.L. Bean, in Maine, in customer service where he happened upon a long-lost friend on one of his late-night calls. He later moved to Worcester, Massachuseets, to marry Vicky and worked, until the time of his illness, at The Home Depot in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where he made many close friends.

Brian was a lifelong fan of Boston sports teams and jumped at any chance to attend a game. He enjoyed golfing, spending time on Cape Cod, visits to Albion and vacations to Sanibel Island. Brian loved a good joke, an episode of Blue Bloods or a Dairy Queen blizzard at any time. His life was well lived.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Brian to the charity of your choice.

JUDY R. STEVENS

SIDNEY – Judy R. Stevens, 55, died on Friday, December 13, 2019, following a valiant fight with cancer. Judy was born in Lewiston on May 11, 1964, to Philip and Alexina (Gagnon) Cyr. She attended Holy Cross School, in Lewiston, and then attended and graduated from Lisbon High School. Judy worked in several retail and clerical positions during her lifetime. While working at Maine Industrial, in Augusta, she met and married Glenn Stevens. They shared a home in Sidney, where they were married in August 2012.

Judy loved spending time with family and her beloved pets. She doted on her grandchildren either related or “adopted.” She was always ready to share her talents of crocheting, cross stitching and quilting in gifts to a newborn member of the family or friend or as wedding gifts to many lucky couples. Judy was a kind-hearted person and never hesitated to help anyone in need. Her compassion, love and many talents will be profoundly missed.

Judy is survived by her husband, Glenn Stevens; her son, Devin Chamberland, of Lewiston; her stepdaughter, Kirsten and her husband, Ryan Grobosky, of Syracuse, New York; and a stepson, Eric Stevens, of Pittsfield; grandchildren Mayson Ciarfella, Rowen and Phoebe Grobosky and the many nieces and nephews; her mother, Alexina; her sister, Debra Adams; brothers Ken Cyr and Randy Cyr.

Judy was predeceased by her father, Philip Cyr and her son Jeremy Ciarfella.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be celebrated at the Slovak Club, 26 Avery Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine, on January 18, 2020, from noon – 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

GARY L. MORRISON

WINSLOW – Gary L. Morrison, 70, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born May 28, 1949, in Gardiner, son of Andrew and Eva (Hamlin) Morrison.

He was educated in Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School in 1968. He went on to graduate from Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute, (CMVTI), in Auburn in 1970 with a degree in automotive technology. On August 8, 1970, Gary married his high school sweetheart, Suzon Hussey.

He worked for Advanced Auto, in Auburn, Lewiston Auto Sales, in Lewiston, and Agway, in Fairfield, before being hired by New England Telephone Company in February 1972 as a mechanic. He retired from the phone company in February 1997 after 25 years of service.

He had his own handyman business for a short time before he went back to school to become an EMT. After he got his EMT license in 1999 he worked for Windsor Ambulance for one year before being hired by Delta Ambulance, in Waterville in 2000. He retired from Delta in November 2015. For the next year or so Gary drove dump truck and tractor trailer, especially enjoying the time he spent on the road with his son, Chad. During all these years Gary remained an on-call firefighter with Winslow Fire Department and was a member of the newly-formed Fire Police Unit and also volunteered as an EMT for the Special Olympics at Sugarloaf for eight years.

Gary is survived by his wife Suzon; his mother Eva Morrison Coombs; special brother of the heart, Mike Henry and wife Terri, of Virginia; foster brother David Christian and wife Jo Jo, of Oregon; brother Terry Morrison and wife Lil, of Madison; half-brothers Anthony Chandler and wife Laura, of Woolwich; Robert Chandler and wife Martha, of Harpswell, and Harold Chandler III, of New Mexico; half-sister Susan Hurley and husband Bill, of California; his sons, Cory Morrison, of Winslow, Michael Morrison and wife Kristi, of Waterville, and Chad Morrison and wife Shannon, of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Austin Morrison, of Colorado, Brittany Harris and husband Cobey, of Kansas, Amanda Morrison Bonn, of Kansas, Aidan and Nadia Morrison, of Waterville, and Landon, Levi and Liam Morrison, of Fairfield; in-laws Peggy Hussey, of New Hampshire, Tracy Hussey and fiance David, of Winslow, Erin Dyer and husband Scott, of Winslow, Peter Hussey and wife Verna, of Winslow, and Patrick Hussey, of New Hampshire; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, one great-great-nephew and one great-great niece; several cousins.

He was predeceased by his father Andrew Morrison, stepfather Robert Coombs, foster brother Robert Henry, sister-in-law Kelly Pearson, brother-in-law Michael Hussey and granddaughter Avery Rose Morrison.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Winslow Fire Department, 16 Benton Ave, Winslow or Delta Ambulance, 29 Chase Ave, Waterville.

RANDON C. McKAY

WATERVILLE – Randon “Randy” Chester McKay, 80, passed away, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. He was born June 11, 1939, at the Long Pond Railway Station, the eldest son of five children to Chester and Joan (Ferland) McKay.

He graduated from Higgins Classical Institute, in 1957, and the New England School of Art, in 1960. In 1979, he married Danielle Campbell, at the Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville. He was employed for many years as a salesman at various stores including leather goods, home goods, wallpaper and paint and retired from JC Penney.
Randy was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville, and loved to tinker on radios, TVs and anything he could fix. It didn’t matter what came into Randy’s life, he always was good natured and had a smile on his face. He loved to watch old movies, and especially enjoyed family gatherings. He perceived his “cup as half full.” He was a wonderful person.

He is survived his wife of 40 years, Danielle (Campbell) McKay, of Waterville; two sisters, Merlene Ambulos and husband Nicholas, of Skowhegan, Terry Vioilette and husband William, of Waterville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; an aunt, Beatrice Basil.

He was predeceased by his parents, Chester and Joan (Ferland) McKay; brother, William McKay; and sister, Mona (McKay) Mayhew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11 a.m, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Silver Street, Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Randy’s memory to the Waterville Humane Society, 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.

TODD H. HATCH

WINDSOR – Todd Howard Hatch, 54, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019, at his home, in Windsor, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Damariscotta on December 10, 1965, to Kenneth L. Hatch II and Jean (Lewis) McInnis.

He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, and worked for Coutt’s Bros. Inc., for 34 years as a lead power lineman. He was a dedicated employee and loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was predeceased by his father Kenneth L. Hatch II.

Todd is survived by his wife of 34 years Deborah A. Hatch; two children, David E. Geschwendt and wife Katie, Matthew T. Hatch and girlfriend Michele Drew; a granddaughter Jubilee; his mother Jean L. McInnis; brothers, sisters and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MaineGenerral Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,Tennessee, 38105-9959.

CURTIS A. MUELLER

OAKLAND – Curtis A. Mueller, 64, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019. He was born on February 8, 1955, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Arnold and Gladys Mueller.

Curt attended Lutheran High School North, in St. Louis, and Southwestern Missouri State University before completing a bachelor’s degree at Utah State University. For over 30 years, he owned and operated an independent claim adjusting company based in central Maine.

Curt loved the Lord and His Word, and it thrilled him to play bluegrass and gospel music at local churches and nursing homes. For many years, he played the banjo with his family in a band that performed throughout the country.

He enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, exploring his beloved Maine, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his parents Arnold and Gladys; his children, Tom, Annah, Bob, Laura, Sarah, John, and George; four grandchildren; and brothers, Greg and Dan.

Per Curt’s wishes, no service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to First Choice Pregnancy Center in Waterville, Maine.

BRIAN L. MICHAUD

OAKLAND – Brian Lee Michaud, 56, of Oakland, passed away suddenly while working, on Monday, December 16, 2019. Brian was born on March 18, 1963, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the son of Dora and Charles H. Michaud Jr.

Brian graduated from Stearns High School, in Millinocket, in 1981. Following high school, he joined the United States Navy, serving his country with pride. Love of country topped his priority list.

Brian was passive, sweet, funny, and giving. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic and the fact he could fix anything. He was always there to lend a hand for anyone. He was happy to be known as a “red neck” and a proud Trump supporter. Brian was a delivery assistant at NRF, in Augusta, at the time of his death.

Brian was especially proud of his son, Joshua Michaud, for his service in the United States Army and carrying on the family tradition of serving his country. He was looking forward to spending time with him over the holidays.

Brian enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, wrestling with Josh and cousin, Mikey, and spending time with friends and his dogs.

Brian was predeceased by his father, Charles H. Michaud Jr., on August 12, 2006.

Brian is survived by his son Joshua Michaud of Tampa, Florida; mother Dora Michaud, of Oakland; sister Andrea Stevens, of Alaska; brothers, Charles Stevens, of Arizona, and Ed Stevens, of Idaho; his girlfriend Beckey Washburn, of Oakland; uncles, Maynard, Michael and Terry Michaud; also cousins, Beth Michaud-Tillson who was like his little sister, cousins, Mikey, Luigi and Jason Michaud, Vina Walker and Digna Cournoyer; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life was held on December 29, 2019.

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

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, ME 04330.

Obituaries for Thursday, December 19, 2019

ELIZABETH E. JOLICOEUR

WATERVILLE – Elizabeth E. “Betty” Jolicoeur, 90, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019., after suffering a massive stroke on September 30, and did not recover.

During her final week, her daughter, Judy, son, Joel, and adopted son, Frank, were by her side in support and honor of her dignity and all her final wishes.

Betty was a good and beautiful soul upon this earth and loved by many. Her greatest joy was being a Mom. It was in her heart, even in her final months. She was fiercely independent and liked to have her way…especially about what time we opened the Christmas presents! She was fun and goofy and loved music. She sewed the most beautiful quilts and pillows by hand and was well known for that. She made delicious home cooked meals and was extremely devoted to her children’s education and artistic pursuits. She made the best peanut butter fudge and spaghetti sauce. She loved animals and watching the Boston Celtics and New York Yankees. She loved watching her son and daughter play music and went to every concert she could, often singing along and dancing in her chair. She donated to many charitable causes, especially for veterans and animals.

She is survived by her son, Joel Jolicoeur, her daughter, Judy Jolicoeur, and her partner Frank Nava; her brother, David Burbank and his wife Marlene; cousins; and many nieces and nephews, including great and great-great.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In her honor, donations can be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society or any other animal shelter

SCOTT H. BLODGETT

BENTON – Scott H. Blodgett, 46, of Benton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Scott was born in Waterville on November 17, 1973, the son of Thayer and Evelyn (Achorn) Blodgett.

He attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 1992. He was employed at Huhtamaki for 10 years.

Scott loved NASCAR races, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. He will always be loved by his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Hugh and Irene Achorn.

Scott will be sadly missed by his parents; his sisters, Jill Johnson, of Norridgewock, and Cindy Blodgett, of Wakefield, Rhode Island; his nephews, Christopher Kilbreth, and Owen Blodgett Lizzy, his niece, Brooke Johnson.

At the family’s request, graveside services will be held in the spring. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

BEVERLY RIDEOUT

WATERVILLE – Beverly Rideout, 83, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, following a long illness. She was born on June 23, 1936, the daughter of Delores Mendelson and Norman Nimon.

She enjoyed being a majorette and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1954. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo but most of all spending time with family and friends. Her life took her from Maine to Wyoming and then back to Maine in 1994.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim Rideout; daughter Terri Starrett, son James Rideout Jr.; grandson Chris Hallee; sister Marsha Nimon, and brother Arnold Mendelson.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa Arbour and former son-in-law Denny Arbour, son Richard Nelson and wife Lori, daughter Stephanie Swonger and husband Wes, daughter Judi Moore and husband Jim, her deceased daughter’s life companion Scott Bryant, stepdaughters Lynne Kerschner and husband Jim, and Pam Evans; sister Maureen Vinci and husband Pete and brothers Tony, David, Jim, Michael, and Dan, her special cousin and friend Sandra Paulette; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 5 Community Dr., Suite A, Augusta, ME 04330.

RICHARD W. NASH

FAIRFIELD – Richard W. Nash, 84, died Saturday, December 7, 2019, following a brief illness, at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, in Pittsfield. He was born June 10, 1935, in Washington, the son of Alfred E. and Jennie L. (Pierpont) Nash.

He was educated in the schools of Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 1954. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army until his honorable discharge. He was employed in construction from 1960 to 1972 and for many years as a truck driver for various freight companies including Coles Express from 1972 to 1982. He enjoyed gardening, mowing his lawn, landscaping and spending time with his cat Shadow. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #203, in Washington.

Richard is survived by daughters, Rebecca Nash and friend Rocky Leavitt, Lynne Nash, Jacqueline McLaggen and husband Randy; sons, Ricky, Nelson and wife Vicki; six grandchildren; one great grandson; sister, Barbara Gushee; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother Marshall; sisters, Lycille Flye, Marie Nash, Marietta Spencer, and life partner, Doris Ifill.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. – noon, at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service (Adams Chapel), 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Richard’s memory to the Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 53, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

ELLEN M. GILBERT

WINSLOW – Ellen M. Gilbert, 83, died at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville, on Saturday, December 7, 2019. She was born in Auburn on December 8, 1935, to parents Hollis and Lillien (Hartford) Brown.

Ellen graduated from Waterville High School in 1954. She married Carl Gilbert, on August 18, 1954, and enjoyed 55 wonderful years of marriage with him.

Ellen spent 22 years living throughout the world as a military spouse before settling in Winslow where she took a job as a cook for the Winslow school system for many years. She found extreme joy in doing crafts and helping others. Her favorite hobbies were knitting, crocheting, sewing, ceramics, cake decorating, reading, playing cards, puzzles, and traveling. She loved making mittens, sweaters, afghans, and baby outfits for family members, friends, and local charities.

Ellen is survived by her three children, Donna Rowland and her husband David, of Ohio, Deborah Craig, of Winslow, and Paul Gilbert and his wife Kim, of New Hampshire; eight grandchildren, Charity, Ronald, Heather, James, Steven, Melissa, Jennifer and Gregory and respective spouses; multiple great- and great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, her parents, brothers and sisters, and son-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901 or via online at https://www.mainechildrenshome.org/how-to-give/donate.

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

MICHAEL A. PIRRUCCELLO

BENTON – Michael A. Pirruccello, 66, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 10, 1953, the son of Salvatore “Sam” Pirruccello and Robin (Brydone-Jack) Pirruccello.

Mike was a self-employed master electrician, musician, and sound engineer for many years. A passionate songwriter, horticulturist, skeptic, youthful adventurer, and storyteller extraordinaire.

He was predeceased by his father in 2015 and his ex-wife, Jackie Pirruccello.

Surviving is his wife, Fawn Pirruccello; his mother, Robin Pirruccello; four daughters, Leslie Richmond, Jessica Sloan, Bobbie Pirruccello and Billie Pirruccello; one stepson, Jeremy LaPointe, two stepdaughters, Crystal LaPointe, and Ahlea Ware; three brothers, Samuel Pirruccello, Joseph Pirruccello and Matthew Pirruccello; several grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no public visiting hours. A private memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

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

GORDON G. PROVOST

SKOWHEGAN – Gordon G. Provost, 72, passed away from lung cancer on Monday, November 23, 2019. “Gordy” died in the log home he loved in Skowhegan. He was born October 3, 1947, in Waterville, the son of Gerald G. and Violet L. (Hatch) Provost.

Gordy graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1965. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army and was stationed in Key West at the missile site there. Later, he served one tour of duty in Vietnam lasting 14 months. Gordy used his GI Bill funds and graduated from UMF in 1973. He completed the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program and was a Journeyman Ironworker for 33 years. He served on the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Executive Board for 25 of those years. Gordy married the former Sharon Hennings, in Mercer. They made a life together for 44 years. Gordy and Sharon had two sons Grant Alan Provost and Gordon “Ashley ” Provost.

Gordy loved the outdoors. If you came up his driveway, you would find him outside, puttering around. If his family needed something, he just invented it – booster seats for picnic tables, spice racks from an old Model A wheel, and a wine rack/liquor cabinet. Gordy loved a project. He was renovating an old camp at Wesserunsett and had revived an outhouse at Clearwater. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, make or fix.

Fishing and eating were two of Gordy’s favorite activities. He could be seen fly fishing Wesserunsett, in Madison, and Spencer Stream, in Eustis, in warm weather and ice fishing Sibley Pond, in Canaan, during winter. Gordy was never happier than when Sharon started cooking from Bon Appetit Magazine. However, a proper barbecue must always include red hotdogs.

Gordy is survived by his wife, his son Grant and his wife Kelly, their son Roland Hatch Provost, of South Berwick, and his son “Ashley,” of Bangor; son Mark Chance, of Whitefish, Montana.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ironworkers Union Hall, 277 Hinckley Road, Clinton, Maine. We will be there on Saturday, December 28, from noon to 2 p.m. Let’s do potluck finger food, completely optional.

In lieu of flowers, Gordy would want you to plant a tree or just go fishing.

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

Obituaries for Thursday, December 12, 2019

ALLEN F. WOOD

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Allen Francis Wood, 90, of Zephyrhills, Florida, and formerly of Palermo/ Sidney/ Augusta, passed on the early morning of Sunday, November 17, 2019, at his home in Zephyrhills, following a long illness. Allen was born in China on April 3, 1929, to William (“Bill”) Wood and Dorothy Choate Wood.

After graduating from Walker High School, in Liberty, Allen served four years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Alcona during the Korean War. After his stint in the Navy, he worked for and retired from the state of Maine Department of Transportation, working as the state’s first diesel engine mechanic and then foreman of the state DOT Motor Department, in Augusta. He retired in 1981 but did not stop working until the summer of 2013.

Following his retirement from the state, he worked for White & Bradstreet, in Augusta, and for various persons and garages who needed “expert diesel repair.” He was the author of a book titled What I Know About Engines. In Allen’s spare time, he was a “Jack of All Trades.” He took great pride in the building of houses for him and Gloria and for their son. He was also known for his many talents of crafting, constructing and engineering special gifts for family and friends, such as rocking horses for his grandchildren, rolling pins, bread boards, cutting boards, bird houses, whirlygigs, flag poles, and weathervanes.

He was an avid gardener with a great appreciation for watching things grow and then harvesting, canning, freezing the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed tapping maple trees and collecting and boiling down the sap into maple syrup.

Allen loved to dance and his motto was “Skip the Nursing Home. Die Dancing.” And he did dance, several nights a week until the Fall of 2018 He was very proud of his family and loved having them all together for lots of conversation, laughter, bantering, discussions about life and often concluded the discussions with “Now just think about that for a minute.” He was a great supporter of his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids in their many endeavors in life.

There will be no funeral services at this time. His body will be cremated; and his wish was “to go in the ocean and swim to France to dance with the girls there.”

His siblings were Harry Franklin Wood, Rachel Wood Sheaff, and Jeannette Wood Scates. His sister Jeannette survives him. Allen is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gloria Hannan Wood, of Zephyrhills; their children, Allen Ross Wood, of Sidney, Sally Mae Bolduc and her husband Joseph, of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Mary Lou Ester Lane and her husband Richard, of Augusta, and Mission, Texas; six grandchildren, Heather Hopkins, Michele Dunn and her husband Matthew, Bethany Battistone, Rebecca Bolduc, Christopher Neptune and wife Melanie, Matthew Lane and wife Erin.; great-grandchildren Reed and Abby Hopkins, Marek and Maren Battistone, Mason Bolduc, Charlotte and Amelia Dunn, Kaitlyn, Richard, and Kristin Neptune, Alonzo Connor (Paige), Brandi Grady, Madeleine, Matthew, Jr., and Meredith Lane; and great-great-grandchildren, Derrick and Skylynn Neptune and Jaydyn Simmons.

RONALD D. KERSHNER

WATERVILLE – Ronald Dexter Kershner, 78, Waterville, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born October 16, 1941, in Farmington.

Ron graduated from Bingham High in 1959. He enlisted in the Army in 1964, and was honorably discharged in 1966. He was stationed in Korea and Okinawa, Japan.

Ron began working for Scott Paper (later Kimberly Clark), in Winslow, in the early ‘80s and was there for about 16 years. He worked his way up from facilities and maintenance to working in the boiler room as an engineer, where he had the responsibility of ensuring that the mill did not explode.

While his sons were growing up, they spent time together hunting and fishing. They also made sure to see every Star Wars movie as soon as it came out, instilling a love of all things sci-fi.

With wife Judy, he enjoyed driving and traveling. They explored the east coast and loved the beaches of North Carolina.

Ron was a proud member of the Elks Lodge, in Waterville, where he liked to call the Beano games. He never turned down the opportunity to debate historical events; he cheered for local high school athletes with gusto; and he loved reading, especially novels about the old west by Louis L’Amour. He was also very social and met up for coffee with his regulars to chat daily.

He is survived by sons Daniel Kershner (wife Stacie) and Trever (girlfriend Lauren Chan); grandchildren Hollyn, Weston and Ari, as well as girlfriend Nancy Johnston; brother Terrance (wife Renee); nieces and nephews, stepchildren; and step-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents George Crosby and Eloise (True) Kershner and stepfather Roland Kershner; his eldest son Anthony, wife Judy (Godbout), sister Kathy Doucette and brother Rodney.

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

ROWENA M. WITHAM

OAKLAND – Rowena M. Witham, 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Rowena was born on September 1, 1924, in Plymouth, New Hampshire, to Wendell Richardson and Katie (Robie) Alton.

Rowena grew up in Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School with the class of 1942. She resided in Oakland for most of her life working at the Diamond Match Company, in Oakland, for 36 years. Rowena will be remembered for her spit fire personality and quick wit and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She loved going out to eat with her family and enjoyed the many boat rides around China Lake.

She is survived by her sons, David Witham and Donna, of Sidney, and Robert Witham and Karleen, of Philadelphia, New York; her daughters, Lori Witham and wife Wanda Hoffmann, of Dover, New Hampshire, and Joyce Savage, of Hudson, Florida; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Connie Rowe, whom she enjoyed many excursions and activities with.

Rowena was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harold; her son, Ricky; her grandson, Timothy Foye; her son-in-law, Wallace Savage; her siblings, Edward Richardson, Frank “Fred” Alton Jr, Harry Alton, George Alton, Carroll (Cad) Alton, Eugene and twin Emogene Alton, and Marie Alton; and sister, Velma Gibbs.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Veterans Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

ROSCOE PELTON

WEEKS MILLS – Roscoe “Ross” Pelton Jr., 82, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 23, 2019, following a long illness. He was born in Waterville on May 5, 1937, the son of Roscoe Sr. and Bertha (Brooks) Pelton.

He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China in 1956. After working at Fairbairn Equipment, in Augusta, he operated Ross Small Engine, on Route 3, in Weeks Mills. He coached Little League baseball for several years. After serving in ministries at Weeks Mills Baptist Church, he attended Glen Cove Bible College for two years and graduated from New Brunswick Bible Institute in 1981. After graduating he pastored for over 20 years in South Gardiner and South Monmouth Baptist churches.

Ross is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pauline (Breton) Pelton, of Weeks Mills; a son, Dr. Randal (Michele) Pelton, of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Anita (Leon Sr.) Whitmore, of West Gardiner; grandchildren, Caleb (Pam), Benjamin, Seth, Leon Jr., Moriah (Jacob), Michael, and Amanda (Eric); great-grandchildren, Logan and Ivy; his brother, Gerald (Pat) Pelton, of Weeks Mills; sisters, Betty (Herb) Flint, of Weeks Mills, and Sandra Curtis, of Augusta; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Virginia Hansen and Janice Hisler.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ross’s memory may be made to the Weeks Mills Baptist Church, 13 Deer Hill Road, Weeks Mills, ME 04358.

CECILE T. GAGNE

AUGUSTA – Cecile Theresa (Theriault) Gagne, 71, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019. Cecile fought a courageous battle of cancer over the last 15 years but, has lost the battle to ovarian cancer. She was born June 1, 1948, in Augusta, to the daughter of Wilfred & Cecile Louise (Blais) Theriault.

Her father Wilfred passed away when she was young. Omer “Babe” Maheux, her mother’s second husband raised her like she was his own.

On May 2 1970, she married Robert “Bob” Gagne, in Augusta. She was employed for many years at Augusta General Medical Center, in the O.R. dept., where she made many lifelong friends. She was a member of St. Augustine Parish, in Augusta. Cecile was known for her kindness and generosity. She loved to crochet special blankets that she would give away to show her love. She enjoyed crafts, painting and shopping. Cecile was known to be a “jack of all trades” kind of woman. Her most favorite past time was being with her family, especially her two grandchildren, Vanessa and Jamison, who were the light of her life.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert “Bob” Gagne, of Augusta; son, Michael Gagne, of Sidney; daughter, Cheryl (Gagne) Bragdon and husband Tobby, of Augusta; one granddaughter, Vanessa Bragdon and one grandson, Jamison Bragdon, both of Augusta; a step-grandson, T.J. Bragdon and a step-granddaughter Amanda (Craig) Ray; two sisters, Laurette Minoty and husband Richard, of Augusta, Rita Ellis, of Augusta; brother, Richard “Zeke” Theriault and wife June, of Augusta; many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Claire (Pomerleau) Poulin and Doris (Lajoie) Marquis.

At the request of Cecile, a private mass of Christian burial will be held in December at the St. Augustine Chapel then later buried at the V.A. Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Cecile’s memory may be sent to St. Augustine Parish, 75 Northern Ave. Augusta, ME 04330.

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

JAMES E. LAJOIE

WATERVILLE – James E. Lajoie, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2019. He was born December 16, 1932, in Eagle Lake, the son of Leon Lajoie and Alma (Bouchard) Lajoie.

He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the United States Army, where he received a Korean Service medal, a United Nations medal and a National Defense Service medal.

His love for farming was evident in his tenure at Rossignol’s Dairy Farm as a herdsman. He loved to tinker with machines and mechanical projects throughout his life but especially during his employment at Mid-State Machine and Sukee Arena, both in Winslow, (known as the Zamboni man).

He was a dedicated member of Corpus Christi Parish, Winslow VFW MacCrillis-Rousseau Post #8835, Waterville Knights of Columbus and Waterville American Legion Bourque-Lanigan Post #5. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend whose heart showed in his every day actions.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 36 years and mother of his children, Jacqueline (Plourde) Lajoie, Marion (Murkas) Lajoie of 25 years, a sister Patsy (Lajoie) Pelletier, a brother John Lajoie and grandson Jarod Kervin.

He is survived by his sons Elmer Lajoie and wife Anne, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, Brian Lajoie and wife Torrie, of Vassalboro, Donald Lajoie and wife Cheryl, of Winslow; daughters Ann (Lajoie) Brooks and husband Colen, of Oakland, Irene (Lajoie) Plourde and husband Donald, of Sidney, Sandra (Lajoie) Kervin and husband Edward, of Port Charlotte. Florida, Norma (Lajoie) Gurekovich and husband William, of New Britain, Connecticut; a brother Jerry Lajoie and wife Dorothy of Somers, Connecticut; sisters Jacqueline (Lajoie) Giguere, of Waterville, and Diane (Lajoie) Brady and husband William, of Bristol, Connecticut; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Waterville Humane Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

GEORGE S. GOODWIN SR.

BENTON – George S. Goodwin Sr., 77, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville, December. 9, 1942, the son of Horace E. and Victoria M. (Flood) Goodwin.

Before entering the nursing home, George (Steve) lived on the River Road in Benton, where he devoted his life working as a dairy farmer at Goodwin Farms, a sixth-generation family run farm for over 200 years. The land where Goodwin Farms is located was granted to his ancestor, Stephen Goodwin, in exchange for help in building Fort Halifax. George had a love for animals and farming, and was very proud of his family and heritage. He will be fondly remembered for all his stories, jokes, and “isms” that gave great joy and laughter to all. He definitely left his “foot print” for all to remember.

He is survived by his four children, Tamara G. Smith, and her husband Matthew, of Richmond, Tina M. Leclerc and her husband Jeffrey, of Sidney, George S. Goodwin Jr., of New Gloucester, and Annette L. Steward and her husband Joshua, of Smithfield; his two sisters, Jane Chee, of Biddeford, and Priscilla St. Louis, of Rangeley; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey C., Casey J., and Matthew S. Smith, Alyssa L. and Shane E. Davis, Myles C. and Masyn D. Goodwin, Dalton J. and Jacob J. Steward; great granddaughter, Braelynn M. Davis; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, and his eldest brother, Charles A. Goodwin Sr.

Interment will be held in the spring at the Goodwin Cemetery in Benton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 5 Community Drive, Suite A, Augusta, ME 04330.

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

GRACE L. STOCKFORD

SMITHFIELD – Grace L. Stockford, 89, of Smithfield, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was born in Smithfield on June 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Rowe) Dudley.

Grace attended Williams High School, in Oakland. She was a very hard worker, being employed by Bear Spring Camps, in Rome, working for Dr. Howard Hill, in Belgrade, Mrs. Brown, in Waterville, and Norwalk Shoe Company.

She married Robert “Bob” L. Stockford, and the couple enjoyed many wonderful years together until his passing in 2000.

Grace loved to dance, and enjoyed caring for her plants and flowers, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, and her husband, she was predeceased by her sisters, Pearl Wilde, Lucille Wilde, Clara Moody, and Elevena Yeaton; her brother, Roland Dudley; her granddaughter, Sadie True; and her son-in-law, David A. Brown.

Grace will be sadly missed by her daughters, Debra Geaghan, Diane Stockford, Darlene Brown, and Donna True and her husband Greg; her sisters, Alice Christensen and Florence Witham; her brother Bill Dudley; her grandchildren, Christopher Geaghan and his wife Jodi, Amanda Stockford, Brandi True, and Dusty Corson; her grandson, Bob Stockford and his significant other Daryl Saxton; her great-grandchildren, Abigail and Holly Geaghan and Mattea Ludden; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

WALLACE R. HALL JR.

WINDSOR – Wallace “Wally” Richard Hall Jr, 62, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born March 15, 1957, to Wallace and Kathleen Hall.

Wally was one of 12 children. He attended East Hampton High and went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. In 1980, Wally moved from Connecticut to Windsor with his father and siblings to manage Lipman Poultry Farms. He met the love of his life Gail in 1981 and they married in 1985. He had his daughter Danielle in 1987 which he often shared as one of the proudest moments in his life. He was a family man who loved being a husband, a father and most recently a proud grandfather to his “buddy” Nash.

He worked 25 years as a machine operator at Maine Poly and later as a Transportation Aid for the state Department of Transportation. Wally was known as a hard-working man who enjoyed working with his hands. You would often find him making well-houses, mowing his lawn, cutting and stacking wood or just tinkering on something. If he wasn’t tinkering on something he was riding his motorcycle with his wife, father, daughter and friends often riding to his favorite spot, Pemaquid Point.

He loved spending time with “the girls” his beloved dogs Sheba and Kenzy. He enjoyed and appreciated the simple things that life had to offer.

Wally was an honest, kind, loyal, strong and loving man. He was the first to offer help but never expected it in return. He made friends wherever he went. Strangers became friends and friends became family. He had no quit – it was all grit. He loved big and deep. His love had no boundaries, no expectations and was always expressed genuinely. The world was a better place with him in it.

He was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Kathleen Hall; sisters Laura Oliger and Sharon Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gail; his daughter Danielle Sherwood and her husband Eric; his grandson Nash; brothers and sisters, Tim, Mark, Lenny, Mike, Colleen, Carol, Charlene, Doreen and Vicky; many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at noon located at the American Legion Post #179, 78 Legion Memorial Drive, South China. A private burial will be held in the spring.

Please consider registering to be an organ donor – https://www.donatelife.net/ Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com.

MARK A. TRIAL

FAIRFIELD – Mark A. Trial, 57, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Mark was born September 18, 1962, in Skowhegan, son of Shirley (Quinn) Trial and Peter Trial.

He went to high school in Madison, graduating in 1981.

Mark spent the last years working at J.S. McCarthy, in Augusta. He had a massive work family including his work wife, Ann. Before J.S. McCarthy, he spent numerous years at Huhtamaki, in Waterville. He loved spending time with his granddaughter Jerika, shopping on the weekends and eating at Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant, in Waterville. Mark had an undying love for the Patriots, Trump, and his kids. In no particular order.

Mark was predeceased by his mother, Shirley, his father, Peter; his sister, Ann Marie; his nephew, Lance; and his beloved dog, Nikki Moon.

Mark is survived by his sisters, Ruth, Mary, and Kristy; his sisters-in-law, Lou, and Val; his brothers, Pete, Aaron, BIL Cliff; his brother-in-law, Chet; his numerous ex-wives, his favorites being Carmen and Carol…in a particular order; his son, Jason; his daughter, Jess; countless nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles who loved him, especially nephew and niece Zack and Emily who knew him as Uncle Rico. Finally, his granddaughter, Jerika Trial; his grandson, Jeremiah Ward.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.

Obituaries for Thursday, December 5, 2019

DOUGLAS E. NIEDT

WATERVILLE – Douglas Edward Niedt, 58, of Waterville, unexpectedly passed away on Friday November 1, 2019. Douglas was born in Oakland, California, December 15, 1960, to Edward Richard Niedt and Paula Suzanne (Rawlings).

Douglas attended San Lorenzo High and eventually landed a job at a local printing company before later joining the U.S. Navy.

During his time in the military, Douglas primarily specialized in aviation fuels maintenance and navy law enforcement and received multiple awards including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was especially proud of volunteer work performed while stationed abroad.

Douglas enjoyed helping others and in his spare time he sometimes enjoyed working on cars.

Douglas is survived by his wife Hafida; son, Dustin; father, Edward; mother, Paula; his uncle, Jim; sisters, Leslie, Kim, Heidi and Christy; many nieces and nephews; his wife’s family.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

DONALD G. O’KEEFE

NORTH VASSALBORO – Donald G. O’Keefe, 92, passed away on Saturday, November, 2, 2019, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He was born on August 11, 1927, in North Vassalboro, the son of William Francis and Adelaide Marie (Perry) O’Keefe.

He was married for 71 years to the former Betty Philbrick, of Augusta.

He attended North Vassalboro School and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1944, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He loved sports and was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He worked in various mills, American Woolen, in North Vassalboro. A textile mill in Fairfield, New Departure, in Connecticut, Ladd Paper and Horizon Foods, in Fairfield.

He was predeceased by four brothers, William Jr., Raymond, Cloronce, Ronald and sister, Marjorie.

Donald leaves, his wife Betty, a daughter Jeannie O’Keefe; a son Tommy O’Keefe and grandson Ryan O’Keefe, all of North Vassalboro; two nephews, Raymond O’Keefe and wife Nancy, of Florida, Michael O’Keefe, of Virginia; two nieces, Patricia O’Keefe, of Winslow, and Bridget and husband Ron Condon, of Brunswick.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

SHIRLEY A. BOURGET

WINSLOW – Shirley A. (Coleman) Bourget passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2019, following a long battle with Dementia.

Shirley was originally from Sacramento, California, and moved to the Winslow and Augusta area 50 years ago. She worked at Hathaway Shirt Factory and Walmart, both in Waterville, but her full commitment was being a homemaker and loving mother. Shirley took pride in her heritage of Native American (Cherokee).

She enjoyed her dog, Maxwell, her three cats, crafting, and family times.

She was predeceased by her parents, Sam and Gertrude.

Shirley will be missed by her children, Danny and his partner, Marlene, Jack, Al Jr., Jeff and his partner, Kathy, Ken and his wife, Amy, and her daughter and caretaker, Terrie and her partner, Greg; her sister, Norma; her grandchildren, Timothy and his wife, Serena, John Jr., Kurt and his wife, Ashley, Felicia, MacKenzie, Alli, Abbi, Allan, Evan, Natalie, Dustin, Thomas, and Joseph; her great-grandchildren, Caleb, Lucas, Brooklynn, Selina, Amiah, Aubrie, Kianna, and Emric; extended family, Paige, Keron, Samantha, Nicholas, Bridgett, and Alfred Sr.; her friend, Sandy; many nieces and other extended family members.

A celebration of Shirley’s life with visiting hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Fairfield American Legion from 3 to 5 p.m.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

MILDRED SABATINE

WHITEFIELD – Mildred Sabatine, 83, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mildred was born in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, to Lydia and Fritz Schuh.

She attended Kutztown University where she graduated with a degree in elementary education. While at Kutztown she met Onofrio “Nerf” Sabatine. They married on August 24, 1957.

Millie and Nerf built their first home on Old Sleepy Hollow Road in Pocantico Hill, New York, where they raised their three children Lisa, Paul, and Nicholas. While in New York their organic farm included produce, livestock, and Millie’s first attempts at cheese making. Their success as farmers awarded them billing on the cover page of the fall 1970 issue of Organic Gardening Magazine.

In 1976 Millie and her family relocated to their 90-acre farm in Whitefield. There she perfected the craft of mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan cheese making from milk produced on the farm. Over the next 15 years Millie’s cheese was marketed at the Damariscotta Farmer’s Market, Yellow Front Grocery Store, and Rising Tide Whole Foods, in addition to drop in customers at the farm. During her cheese making career Millie was interviewed and highlighted in the local press, and was once the subject of Cliff Reynolds’s People Places and Things. Millie and Nerf were pioneers in the “farm to table” life style.

Throughout her life Millie was known for her love of swimming, her competitive spirit, her flower gardens, love of show tunes, Monday trips to Reny’s and the Gardiner Library, and her love of family gatherings.

Millie is survived by her husband of 62 years; her children, Lisa and Nicholas Sabatine; daughter-in-law. Donna Sabatine; five grandchildren, Kelsea, Kate, and Kaleb Bridgham, and Sam and Henry Sabatine.

She was predeceased by her son, Paul, on Dec. 1, 2016.

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

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Gardiner Public Library, 151 Water St., Gardiner, ME 04345, or the Sussman Hospice House, 40 Anchor Drive, Rockport, ME 04856.

SHIRLEYANNE RATAJCZAK-LEAMAN

WATERVILLE – Shirleyanne Ratajczak-Leaman, 72, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. She had been in hospice care at Glennridge Comfort Care, in Augusta, for five days at the end of 10 years of breast cancer. For this period of time she was symptom free of the affliction. She passed peacefully in her sleep, her husband Richard was by her side. Shirleyanne was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1947.

She graduated from Germantown High School and upon moving to Maine attended the University of Maine, Orono, and the University of Maine, Farmington, where she took her masters degree in art history. She taught art at Nokomis High School, in Newport.

Shirleyanne moved to Waterville some 40 years ago and bought a home on Colonial Street, she had been married to Richard Ratajczak-Leaman for 34 years. They have two sons, Michael, 41, of Ringoes, New Jersey, and Richard, 32, who lives in Waterville.

She was an accomplished artist, fabricating hanging weavings that incorporated mixed materials often added by onlookers. She loved gardening and cooking. One month before her death Shirleyanne and her son, Richard, took a motor trip to visit her brother, Stephen Ratajczak, from Virginia Beach, and her niece Carla Mutone, of Chesapeake, Virginia. She has a brother, Donald Ratajczak, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

ROBERT A. HATCH

UNITY – Robert A. Hatch, 72, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 14, 2019, at a Waterville Hospital. He was born October 2, 1947, in Skowhegan, the son of Lloyd W. and Thelma (Whitney) Hatch.

Robert graduated from high school in 1966 and immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving for three years.

When he returned from the service he worked as a dairy farmer at the job he loved the most, the Robert Elwell Farm, in Unity, for 30 years.

He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, and old black and white cowboy movies.

Robert is survived by his mother, Thelma Hubbard, of Palmyra; four sons, Eric Hatch and his wife Jamie, of Dixmont, William Hatch and significant other Melissa Braley, of Dixmont, Matthew Hatch and his significant other Michelle Braley, of Dixmont, and Robert A. Hatch II, of Plymouth; a brother, Richard Hatch and his wife Diane, of Florida; a sister, Michelle MacManus and husband Leonard, of New Brunswick, Canada. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Diana Stewart; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Hatch; sister, Gloria, Hatch; his stepfather, John Hubbard; and two stepbrothers.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home, 34 High St., Newport.

To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com

LINDA G. HARDING

ALBION – Linda Gloria (Pooler) Harding, 73, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born December 22, 1945, in Waterville, the daughter of Daniel B. and Alice G. (Butler) Pooler.

She attended the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1964. On November 26, 1974, she married Neal Harding, in Waterville.

Linda was employed for many years at the Muskie Center, in Waterville, as a secretary, then as a certified nurse’s aide at Lakewood Manor Nursing Home, in Waterville, and the Augusta Mental Institute, in Augusta. She was a member of the Albion Jehovah’s Witnesses Hall. She will be dearly remembered for her unwavering faith in Jehovah and her joy in sharing the good news from the Bible with others. Linda enjoyed horses, riding, and going to auctions and yard sales.

Linda is survived by her husband of 44 years, Neal Harding, of Albion; son, Daniel B. Doucette; grandson, Jonathan Doucette; two sisters, Donna J. (Pooler) Mantin and husband Dennis, and Majorie A. (Pooler) Handly and husband Craig; brother, Daniel B. Pooler.

She was predeceased by her son, Ronald P.J. Doucette; parents; two sisters, Pamela (Pooler) Pratt and Nance (Pooler) Hewins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 1 p.m., at the Albion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Route 137/9, in Albion.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Linda’s memory to the Albion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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

BARBARA A. MESERVIE

FAIRFIELD – Barbara A. Meservie, 56, passed away unexpectedly in her home, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born on November 2, 1963, in Waterville, the daughter of Gloria A. Robinson and the late Alan A. Sabins, of Fairfield.

She attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, graduating with the class of 1983.

After she finished high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Walter L. Meservie, and they raised two children. Following his passing at an early age, she raised them on her own for several years.

Barbara enjoyed many things; helping people out when she could. She enjoyed working in the food pantry, doing crafts, going camping, and fishing. She loved being a firekeeper at pow-wow’s (Native American Gatherings), and loved to go on walks in nature, but her most favorite thing of all was spending time with her family and having big cook outs.

She was predeceased by Walter L. Meservie, her husband of ten years; and her father, Alan A. Sabins.

Barbara is survived by her mother, Gloria A Robinson; her daughter, Barbara Ann and her spouse, Conrad Edwards Jr. and their three boys; her son, Walter L Meservie and his wife, Amy and their four children; two brothers, Alan (Buddy) Sabins and his companion, and James (Jimmy) Sabins and his wife and their two children; a son-in-law, Derrick Berry; her native walk beside of seven years, John Gray; along with her many uncles and aunts; nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 29 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. Burial will take place in the spring.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

ADELBERT M. CARNEY

SOUTH CHINA – Adelbert M., a.k.a. “Del,” Carney, 98, of Route 3, South China, died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at VA Maine Healthcare Center, at Togus, following a brief illness. He was born in Pownal, on February 3, 1921, the son of Francis Carney and Edith (Reed) Carney.

Mr. Carney served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Prior to his retirement in 1989, he was employed as maintenance and operations foreman for the General Services Administration for 34 years.

Mr. Carney was a member of St. Michael Parish and Maine Antique Tractor Club.

His wife, Jacqueline (Beaulieu) Carney, predeceased him on September 4, 2015. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Potrepka and Jennie Sharp; four brothers: Calvin Carney, William Carney, Charles Carney and Couver Carney; two sons, Adelbert “Sonny” Carney and Arthur Carney, and one grandchild, Jeffery Carney.

He is survived by five grandchildren: Dennis, Scott, Michael, Jean and Kimberly; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 6-8 p.m., on Friday, November 29, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, Maine, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019. Burial will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, at a later date.

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

PATRICK J. FLEMING

OAKLAND – Patrick J. Fleming, retired Colonel of the Maine State Police, 56, of Oakland, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019. He was born in Lewiston, February 13, 1963, the son of William P. and Alice (Malloy) Fleming.

He grew up in Auburn and Hampden.

He graduated from Hampden Academy in 1981. Following high school, he attended Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts. Patrick joined the Maine State Police in 1984, and served honorably until his retirement as colonel in 2011. During his career as a trooper, he accomplished numerous career, and personal goals. He obtained associate, and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta. As well as a master’s in business administration from Thomas College, in Waterville, in 2012. Following his career with the State Police, Patrick went on to become the director of the Gambling Control Board. Where he worked until his retirement in 2016.

In addition to his career of being a public servant to the state of Maine, he was well known for his coaching abilities, athletic competitiveness, commitment to his family, and sense of humor. Throughout his life, Pat enjoyed coaching his sons in multiple sports. When he wasn’t coaching them, he and Norleen enjoyed supporting them, the remainder of their athletic careers including following them to games in and out of state.

Pat and Norleen lived in Fairfield for 30 years, before moving to their cottage after retirement. Pat was a strong supporter of family, friends, and colleagues. He was the logistics guy, planning family trips and events. The go-to person for answers, and sound reasoning, and a role model on and off the basketball court. His quick wit and humor were always evident. He was a loving husband, good dad; coach and he’ll be deeply missed.

Patrick was predeceased by his father; grandparents; and in-laws.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Norleen (Burns) Fleming; his sons, Daniel, who is currently stationed in Hawaii, and Isiah, of Oakland; mother, Alice Fleming, of Winslow; his brothers, Michael and his wife, Patricia, of Walpole, Massachusetts, Stephen, of Roslindale, Massachusetts, John and his wife, Kandice, of Waterville, Brian and his wife, Gretchen, of Bangor, and David and his wife, Sally, of Bangor; his aunt, Anne M. (Fleming) Fonz, of Barcelona, Spain; his sister-in-law, Dawn Gross, and her partner Sandy Crowe, of Norridgewock; brother-in-law, Robert Burns and his wife Rose, of Sheridan, Wyoming; as well as 18 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Saturday December 7, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the EHE Foundation, Attn., Julie Wahl, 1561 Hopi Court, Hobard, Wisconsin, 54313, online at Donate Now!, or to your local hospice organization.

WAYNE A LEE SR.

CLINTON – Wayne A. Lee, Sr., 84, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Northern Lights Health Care, in Bangor. He was born September 3, 1935, in Danforth, the son of Hermon and Edith (Muncey) Lee.

He worked in several local mills before getting his Class A license and driving a truck for commercial companies.

Wayne is survived by sons, Wayne A. Lee, Jr. and wife Wendy, of China, Timothy A. Lee, Sr. and wife Mary, of Winslow, Randy Lee, of Clinton; daughter Melody Fitzpatrick and husband Andy, of Clinton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by four brothers, and six sisters.

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

EZELDA P. PRESCOTT

WHITEFIELD – Ezelda Patricia Prescott, 89, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at her home, in Whitefield. Ezelda was born April 19, 1930, in Gardiner, the daughter of Frank and Rena (Brown) Mason.

She was educated in Gardiner schools and then moved to Whitefield with her husband Elmer Linwood Prescott where they raised their family. Ezelda also provided childcare for many local children for over 50 years. She enjoyed spending time during the summers at their family camp on Clary Lake, in Whitefield.

Ezelda was predeceased by her brothers Leroy Mason, Russell Mason and Frankie Mason and wife Sarah; and half-sister Doris Barrett, Archie Barrett, Joe and Marion Mason.

She is survived by her five children Ronald Rollins, Carol Young and husband Steven, Deanne Crocker and husband Steven, Dennis Prescott and Troy Prescott; three brothers Ernest Mason and wife Mary, of Gardiner, Cedric Mason and wife Beverly, of Whitefield, and Roger Mason and wife Carlene, of Lisbon Falls; nine grandchildren, Ronald E. Rollins and wife Kari, Brandy Hodgkins and husband Dan, Tara Plante and husband Toni, Chad Armstrong, Shane Young, Michelle Young and partner Melissa, Ashley Prescott, Jenny Stanhope and husband Seth, and Morgan Britto and husband Aaron; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, Maine.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. A Spring burial will be in Highland Cemetery, in Jefferson.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial donations may be made to:Alzheimer’s Association of Maine 383 US Route One #2C Scarborough, ME 04074.

Obituaries for Thursday, November 28, 2019

GEORGE D. HORTON JR.

SIDNEY – George David Horton Jr., passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Togus VA Hospital. He was born in Pleasantville, New Jersey, to George and Kathryn (Beckman) Horton, both predeceased.

He graduated from Oakcrest High School and attended Rutgers University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan as a communications technician under the Security Group Command. Upon his return to the states, he met Linda (Hickman) Horton, proposed to her two weeks later, and got married just three months after that in 1974.

He was a police officer in South Jersey until he and his family moved up to Aroostook County in 1990. Often referred to as his favorite job, he assisted in teaching the tree harvesting and outdoor power equipment programs to high schoolers at Southern Aroostook Community School. He later became manager of Northern Katahdin Valley Waste Disposal District where he worked for 17 years.

He enjoyed spending time at his camp with his family, fishing and hunting with his father and friends, gardening and NASCAR. Once their first grandchild was born, George and Linda decided to retire and move to Sidney to be closer to their daughter and granddaughter.

George is survived by his wife, Linda, of 45 years; their daughter, Desiree (Horton) Willigar and her children, Sophia and Mason, all of Sidney; his sister, Kathy Wiggins, niece, Lorraine Ingraham (Pete), and nephew, Dustin Orr (Jessie), all of Linneus; his aunts who reside in New Jersey and Maine.

To leave online condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com

JEAN W. VICTORY

WINSLOW – Jean Weed Victory passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 17, 2019. She was born November 6, 1966, in Calais, the daughter of Raymond R. Weed and Sylvia S. Ryder.

She was a beautiful person and had so much to offer life. Jean was a wonderful mother, daughter, and sister. She was a talented and accomplished artist having won several awards and ribbons for her work. Jean was very attached to her little Chihuahua, Lita, and most of the time they were inseparable.

Jean lived in Maine most of her life but graduated from Rome High School, in Rome, New York. She earned an associates degree at Centralia College, in Olympia, Washington, while serving as a receptionist for the Department of Education, in Olympia. She worked several years for MBNA, in Belfast, and also earned a bachelors degree with honors from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Jean is survived by her father, Raymond Weed; mother, Sylvia Ryder; siblings, Robin Weed, Lindsey Moody; son Cameron Victory; and nephews and nieces, Brendan Weed, Marisa Giggey, Kiersten Weed, Evan Moody and Brice Moody.

A public memorial service will be held at the Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington, Maine on Saturday, November 30, at 11 a.m.

MILLICENT H. THOMPSON

CHELSEA – Millicent Hazel (Farrington) Thompson, 67, of Chelsea, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at her home. Millie was born in Waterville on May 27, 1952, the daughter of Milton and Jane (Reed) Farrington.

Millie graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1970, where she enjoyed playing basketball and met the love of her life, Daniel Thompson. In her early adult years she worked at her parents store, Mickey’s Market, where she developed her passion for cooking and feeding others. Millie’s greatest accomplishments were her sons Mickey and Dan. She went on to become a car salesman and worked for Wiscasset Ford for 27 years.

She enjoyed performing shows at the Elks. Her greatest retirement pastime was cooking with her grandbabies, Livi and Laurali. She also loved, canning, shopping, puzzles, cooking for her boys Nicholas and Dan, hosting family parties, and spoiling all her grandkids for Christmas.

She is predeceased by her dad Mickey Farrington, her son Mickey Thompson, her brother-in-law Barry Lee and her in-laws John and Norma Thompson.

Millie is survived by her husband, Daniel Thompson, her mother Jane Farrington. Her son Daniel Thompson II and wife Britney; her grandchildren Nicholas and his girlfriend Julia, Ricky, Landon, Liviann, and Laurali; sister Mindy Lee; her younger sister Polly Boynton and her husband Pete; her sisters-in-law Cathy Wheeler and Tanya Wallace; brother-in-law Jack Thompson and wife Barbie; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

PATRICIA A. HAYDEN

CORNVILLE – Patricia Ann Hayden, 81, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, due to kidney failure. She was born on March 9, 1938, in Madison, to Ralph “Pearly” and Stella Gilcott (Lessard).

She attended and graduated from Madison High School. She was married to Robert Hayden on August 16, 1958.

For many years Patricia worked outside the home in many locations: Box factory, in Skowhegan, State Hospital, in Augusta, as an aide, Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, as an aide, and at Solon Manufacturing, in Skowhegan, then finally becoming a house wife.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Hayden; her three sons and daughter and their spouses, Michael and Penny Hayden, Mitchell and Laurie Hayden, Mark and Sandra Hayden, Pastor Michael Abbott and Penny-Lynn; five grandchildren, Melissa Warren, Emily Smith, Megan Hayden, Bayley Hayden and Hunter Hayden; six great-grandchildren, Kayden, Sophie, Axel and Slator Smith, Makayla and Charlie Warren; sister-in-law, Cindy Gilcott, brother-in-law, Frank Bushey Sr.; nephews, Frank Bushey II and Ralph Gilcott III; nieces, Shelby Bolstridge and Danielle Turner; special friend and cousin, James Hayden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph ‘Pearly” and Stella Gilcott; in-laws, David and Helen Simpson; sister Judith Bushey; brothers, Ralph Gilcott II and Robert Gilcott; daughter-in-law, Cindy Hayden; grandson, Corey Hayden.

There will be no services.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Cornville Food Pantry, 509 West Ridge Road, Cornville, ME 04976.

JOHN R. CARROLL

PALERMO – John R. Carroll, 42, of North Palermo Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was born in Augusta on April 26, 1977, the son of Robert and Diane (Severence) Carroll.

John graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, class of 1996. He had worked as a small engine mechanic for Hartz Lawn and Garden, in Augusta, and later pursued a career in the medical and mental health field. John worked at Up Lift Industries and most recently as an Acuity Specialist for Riverview Psychiatric Center.

John enjoyed target shooting and on line gaming. His favorite games were Boom Beach and Empire. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, Kevin Carroll.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Carroll of Palermo; two sons, D.J. Carroll and his wife, Jessica, of Jefferson, and Aaron Carroll and his wife, Amber, of Augusta; his grandchildren, Liam, Killian and Ariya; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: Susan G. Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 526 Dallas, TX 75244

DOROTHY G. COOK

BELGRADE – Dorothy G. Cook, 99, died Tuesday afternoon, November 19, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville, where she had been since April of this year. She was born December 24, 1919, in Sidney, daughter of Malon and Rose (Norton) Tracy.

She grew up in Oakland with her two sisters, Charlotte and Glennis, and her brother, Malon. She graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, in 1937, at the age of 17, and a year later went to Thomas Business School, in Waterville, graduating in 1939.

In 1941, Dorothy married Ernest A. Cook, of Belgrade, and they raised their five daughters on the farm in North Belgrade. Dorothy and her husband were very active in the Salmon Lake Grange.

Dorothy became a faithful member of Faith Community Church, in North Belgrade, and was treasurer for several years. She loved and worshipped her Lord and Savior.

She loved to read and was a very avid reader all her life. As her children grew older, Dorothy worked for over 20 years in the office at Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville, retiring in 1981. She then moved back from the farm to Oakland where she lived for 20 years. Dorothy also lived for 20 years in an apartment at her daughter, Laurel and her son-in-law Ted’s residence. She later moved to Manchester to be with her daughter, Sylvia. She enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren and when they came to visit, she passed out her cookies. The children soon came to call her “Grammy Cookie.”

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband; parents; both sisters; daughter Laurel Wadleigh; and grandson David Wadleigh.

She is survived her daughters, Judith Emmons and husband Roger, of Belgrade, Sylvia Webb and husband Clyde, of Manchester, Anita Merrow and husband Eugene, of Belgrade, and Cathy Dodge, of Fairfield; 13 grandchildren, Stuart, Derek, Jason, Bethany, Eben, Nathan, Stephen, Christopher, Michael, Melissa, Craig, Timothy, and Abbie; 32 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Malon Tracy; son-in-law, Ted Wadleigh, of Belgrade; a niece, Barbara Cook; and several other nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Belgrade.

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

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Lakes Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 342, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918.

RABBIE RAYMOND KRINSKY

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. – Rabbi Raymond Krinsky, 93, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

He was a person of impeccable integrity, sterling character, and humility who devoted his life to helping others as a spiritual leader, educator, community volunteer, loving husband, and devoted father.

He was a graduate of City College of New York and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), in Manhattan, New York. His rabbinical career spanned more than 50 years. Highlights include serving our country as a Jewish chaplain and first lieutenant in the United State Air Force during the Korean War, for 16 years concurrently serving as Hillel Director at the University of Virginia and the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel, in Charlottesville, Virginia. For nearly 30 years, Rabbi Krinsky concurrently served as the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Waterville, Maine, and the first Jewish Chaplian, at Colby College, in Waterville. He also was an instructor of Hebrew at Colby College and previously taught at the Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Rabbi Krinsky was active in many interfaith and civic endeavors on behalf of the communities he served. Rabbi Krinsky was an active member of the Rotary Club, and was the recipient of numerous commendations for his civic and spiritual contributions to the communities he served. Among these were a citation from the Commission of the Jewish Chaplaincy of the National Jewish Welfare Board in recognition his distinguished service as an armed forces chaplain and a citation from the city of Waterville, Maine, in recognition of his commitment to the interests of the city

Rabbi Krinsky was predeceased by his wife, Sidelle Jaffee Krinsky.

He is survived by his children, Philip Andrew Krinsky (Wendy Dinner), William Eric (Jori) Krinsky, and Robert Bruce Krinsky (M. Robyn Katz).

Contributions in his memory may be sent to Colby College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 173 Main St., Waterville, ME 04901, www.colby.edu/give.

Obituaries for Thursday, November 21, 2019

SYLVIA PLOURDE

WATERVILLE – Kathleen Sylvia (Hamel) Plourde, 82, of Waterville, passed away following a long illness on Friday October 25, at the Glenridge Comfort Care Facility in, Augusta ME. Sylvia was born in Sanford on September 27, 1937, to Leo and Violet (Gilbert) Hamel.

She attended Waterville Schools, graduating from Waterville Senior High School, class of 1955. She married her husband Carroll Plourde, July 27, 1959. They were married for 54 years.

Sylvia worked in the banking industry in the city of Waterville. She began her career as a teller and worked her way into the Repayment Department. She retired from Fleet Bank. Sylvia volunteered as an aide on a special needs school bus. She also was a volunteer for the City of Waterville’s North End election poll site.

Sylvia was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, enjoyed traveling, listening to Elvis music, reading romance novels, playing games on her tablet. She was an avid Facebook user and loved everything! Sylvia started each and every day since the 1960s reading the local obituaries to see if she had died. If she had found herself listed, she was going to go back to bed and not make breakfast.

When she would go away on vacations, family and friends would save the daily obituaries. Upon her return she would check to ensure she was not listed. Fortunately for her loving family, her name did not appear until after six decades of additional life!

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Carroll Plourde, of Waterville, and her oldest son, Brian Plourde, of Dresden.

Sylvia is survived by Diane Plourde, of Dresden; daughter Venessa and Tony Mondi, of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, son Daniel and Katrina Plourde, of Jacksonville, Florida, son John and Iris Plourde, of Houston, Texas, daughter Katherine Plourde and Darren DeLorme, of Warren Michigan; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will gather for a memorial service for Sylvia on Friday, November 29, at 11a.m., at Notre Dame church, in Waterville, with reception of family and friends to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 101 Silver St, Waterville Me, 04901.

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

BARBARA L. HEALY

WINSLOW – Barbara Lucille (Smiley) Healy, 96, passed away at her apartment at Goudreau’s Waterfront Retirement Community, in Winslow, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from ill health. Barbara was born July 12, 1923, in Waterville, to Milton Perry Smiley and Florence Louise (Norton).

She was the oldest of six children. She attended elementary and high school in Winslow and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, in June 1945, with a BS in home economics.

She had various employments throughout her working career, Gardiner Telephone Company, Librarian at the James Bean Elementary School, in Sidney, and many years of volunteer work at Inland Hospital Library, in Waterville.

Barbara was married on August 22, 1946, to Robert Morris Healy (Lt. Col., Ret. USMC). During her journey with “Rab” through his military career she had the opportunity of moving to various locations in the United States, with four years being the average length of time in one place. After his retirement in 1964, from the military, they moved to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. In 1978 they moved to Sidney, and in 1993, moved to Boiling Springs Lakes, North Carolina. After the death of her husband in 1995 she finally moved back to Maine. She lived in a condo she purchased in Waterville and after many years there moved to Goudreau’s Waterfront Retirement Community, in Winslow.

One of the most important parts of her life was that of being a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a Fort Halifax Chapter member for 71 years. She was very involved with the different committees of NSDAR and had been Chapter Regent and was currently Vice-Regent of the chapter. Barbara was associated with, and a member of the Winslow Congregational Church since her birth. She was always a good listener and willing to help others in any way she could. Some of her hobbies and interests included reading, knitting, puzzle working and traveling.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sandra H. Swallow and husband, George H. Swallow III, of Harpswell; a son, John Milton Healy, wife Lisa (Mosher) and granddaughter Cara Healy, of Chichester, New Hampshire; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Healy, and grandchildren Aaron Healy, April (Healy) Moss, Jesse Healy and Seth Healy, all of North Carolina; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband and son, Rex C. Healy, of North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Winslow Congregational Church with Rev. Kimberly Shrader officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara S. Healy can be made to the following: Winslow Congregational Church – Memorial Fund, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow, ME 04901, or Fort Halifax Chapter, NSDAR, c/o Sandra Swallow, 6 Sage Rd. Harpswell, ME 04079-4420.

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

EMILE J. RODRIGUE

CLINTON – Emile Joseph Rodrigue Jr., 78, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. He was born in Winslow on March 13, 1941, to Emile J. Rodrigue and Dora (Gagne) Rodrigue.

He was raised in Waterville, attending Waterville public schools. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina. While in the Corps, he married the former Carmeline Marguerite Pomerleau, on October 27, 1960. While in the Marine Corps he was a part of the first Solant Amity Cruise, a joint Marine and Naval operation to demonstrate goodwill, peace, friendship and American military might to new and developing countries and demonstrate the United States’ willingness to assist these countries to take their place in the community of nations.

Moving back to Maine, he worked at first as a truck driver, and then as a meat cutter and butcher for Eastern Packing Company and then later Jordan’s Meats, in Waterville. He learned the art of taxidermy by mail and ran a successful taxidermy business. He and Carmeline operated Bill’s Truck Stop and Restaurant. He was superintendent of the Clinton Water District, and a reserve officer for the Clinton Police Department. He later worked for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a Deputy.

He was an avid outdoorsman, a hunter, trapper, fisherman, and marksman. He loved being outside in nature and could communicate with crows. He was a family man, a hero to his two boys and a loving husband, and he will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carmeline, of Clinton; sons, Emile III, of Fairfield, and Dan, of Wasilla, Alaska; two siblings, Lionel (Chinoo), of North Carolina, and Reney, of Indiana.

He was predeceased by his parents; his siblings Harvey, Perley, Nancy and Shirley.

A private graveside ceremony will take place at a later date.

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

JAMES T. ROBERGE

AUGUSTA – James T. Roberge, 90, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at TogusVA Hospital. He was born September 9, 1929, the son of Ben and Leona Roberge. Jim graduated from Waterville High School and The Colorado Gunsmith School, where he built his 300 Win­chester Magnum. He entered the U.S. Army and served four years. He was a gifted musician, playing Taps at several military funerals where his first wife admired him at age 13. They married 13 years later.

James is survived by his wife, Lucille (Bolduc) Roberge; his two daughters, Melissa and Ernie Hartman, of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Andrea and Dana Daigle, of Winslow; his two sons, John and Jayne Roberge, of Mount Vernon, and James Roberge, of Waterville.

Burial was at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

NORMAN S. TIBBETTS

WATERVILLE – Norman S. Tibbetts, 98, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, at Lakewood Long Term Care Center, in Waterville. He was born August 5, 1921, in Rome, the son of George S. and Leota (Kelley) Tibbetts.

He was educated in the schools of Rome and Oakland. On February 21, 1970, he married the former Marjorie Ricker, in Skowhegan. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army until his honorable discharge.

Norman was employed as a car salesman for 30 years and worked at the Maine Biological Lab, in Winslow, as a poultry inspector. Norman and Marjorie traveled to 49 states in their travel trailer. They wintered in Texas for 10 years and 4 years in Florida. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of New Sharon and Lions Club. He enjoyed bicycle riding across the United States, square dancing, travel, skiing, golfing, and hiked the Grand Canyon.

Norman is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marjorie (Ricker) Tibbetts, of Waterville; two daughters, Norma Tibbetts, of Florida, Linda Landry, of Florida; step-daughter Diane Hubert, of Waterville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; son-in-law Clyde Ricker and friend Dottie; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Elwin, Blaine and Arden; son, Dana Tibbetts; and grandson Kevin Hubert.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family at the Veteran’s Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Norman’s memory to Northern Light Home Healthcare and Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106.

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

EDWARD J. FRAPPIER JR.

FAIRFIELD – Edward Joseph Frappier, Jr., 86, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 9, 2019, at his home, in Fairfield. He was born July 13, 1933, in Waterville, the son of Adelard E. and Louise M. (Pelletier) Frappier.

He attended local schools and earned his GED from St. Francis. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army until his honorable discharge. On July 6, 1968, he married the former Jacklyne Olson, in Waterville. He worked for many years as a co-owner of Bill’s Tire Service, in Waterville and Winslow, and was a member of the Benevelent and Protictive Order of Elks Lodge, in Waterville, MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, in Winslow, Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, in Waterville, and several snowmobile clubs. He enjoyed snowmobiling and rode up until his last year, hunting, fishing, and enjoyed life.

Edward is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jacklyne (Olson) Frappier, of Fairfield; daughter JoJean Dumont, of Winslow; son Alan Frappier and wife Kelly, of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Melissa Parziale and wife Jillian, of Florida, Kristen Frappier, of Waterville, Kaela Dinsmore and husband Chandler, of New Mexico; grandsons, Edward Frappier III and wife Shertori, of North Carolina, Caleb Frappier, of Virginia, Jacob DeRaps; brother, Francis Carrrigan, of Anson; several great -grandchildren, and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents and two sons, Michael and James.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Street, Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Edward’s memory to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.

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

Obituaries for Thursday, November 14, 2019

MADELINE L. POOLER

OAKLAND – Madeline Louise Pooler, 84, of Oakland passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. She was born in Waterville on December 30, 1935, the daughter of Norbert A. and Marie Belle (Bolduc) Rancourt.

On August 9, 1952, she married Harold T. Pooler, of Waterville, spending the next 60 years together.

Madeline loved to have her family and friends near. She enjoyed hosting many family gatherings. She was an active member of the community, participating in clubs and volunteering for many organizations. She regularly volunteered for the MaineGeneral Doll Factory. She was a member of the Exchangettes Club/Caring Friends, Newborns In Need, The Kennebelles and Red Hat Society.

She was an avid knitter and quilter. Her family’s favorite gifts were her hand-knit socks, hats and mittens. She spent time making clothing, blankets, hats and mittens for Newborns In Need.

Madeline was predeceased by her husband, Harold T. Pooler; parents Norbert A. and Marie Belle Rancourt; brothers Richard, Francis, Wilbur, John and Frederick Rancourt; sisters Justine Fisher, Jeannette Harding, Dorothy Fisher, Gloria Floyd; and stepmother, Grace Ames Rancourt.

She is survived by her children, sons Harold and wife Mary, of Florida, and Richard, of Oakland; daughters Eva Killam and husband James, of Skowhegan; daughter Lisa Austin ,of Oakland, and son Joseph and partner Marc, of Winthrop; grandchildren Jarod Pooler, Sarah Pooler-James, Ty Pooler, Jaime O’Neal, Devon Pooler, Jennifer Killam-Zambrano, Matthew Killam, Thomas Killam, Matthew Austin, Emily Meader; brothers Raymond Rancourt and companion Evelyn, of Fairfield, Eugene Rancourt, of Fairfield; sister-in-law Bernice (Pooler) Tardiff, of Belgrade; and many great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

MERLE E. GEROUX

CHELSEA – Merle E. Geroux, 86, of Eastern Avenue, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born in Jefferson on January 30, 1933, the son of Joseph E. Geroux and Elsie N. (Weaver) Geroux.

Mr. Geroux served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was self-employed as an auto mechanic for many years.

Mr. Geroux was predeceased by his wife, Annie Francis (Bell) Geroux; and two granddaughters, Crystal Allen and Melissa Allen.

Surviving are his six children, Michael Geroux and his wife Laurie, Brenda Sather, Merlene Allen, Timmy Geroux, Scott Geroux, and Melissa Geroux, all of Chelsea; 13 grandchildren, Mike, Matthew and Justin Geroux, Richard and Jessica Sather, Jeff Allen, Gavin Geroux and Zach Emery, Scott, and Travis Geroux, Trevor Rideout, Cody Geroux and Crystal White; and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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

ANNE M. BOWE

WINSLOW – Anne Marie Bowe, 70, of Winslow, passed onto the Lord, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Concord, New Hampshire, on March 26, 1949, the daughter of Lewis and Anna Bowe.

After graduating from Falmouth High School, Anne went on to get her nursing degree. She married Bernard H. Gauthier in 1969 and together had three sons and three stepdaughters; Sherri Gauthier, of Oakland, Lee Falconer, of Waterville, and Debbie Bedard, of Etna.

Anne spent many years working as a nurse in various local facilities, including Mount St. Joseph, in Waterville, and Klearview Manor, in Fairfield. She also worked as a psychiatric nurse for Mid-Maine Medical Center, in Waterville, for 15 years. She enjoyed family time, crafting, shopping and writing poetry.

Anne is survived by three sons, Eric Gauthier and wife Noreen, of Benton, Mark Gauthier and wife Heather, of Fairfield, and Matthew Gauthier, of Augusta; two brothers, Robert Bowe and wife Dottie, of Freeport, and Michael Bowe and wife Mary, of Sabago; aunt, Jeanne Spyrka and husband Tony, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; two granddaughters, Allie and Kylie Gauthier, both of Oakland; and four nephews, Timothy Bowe, Scott Bowe, Daniel Bowe and Joshua Bowe.

A service will be held at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk in the spring.

Donations can be made in Anne’s memory to the American Cancer Society at: donate3.cancer.org

ROBERT J. WRANOSKY

CHINA VILLAGE – On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Robert “Bob” J. Wranosky Sr., 82, passed away in his home following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, on February 4, 1937, to John and Joan “Eunice” Wranosky.

He graduated Oconto Falls High School in 1955 and began working at Scott Paper Company, in Winslow. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1961. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Scott Paper Company, later named Kimberly Clark, and worked for 46 years and he continued contract work until 2018.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He was never one that would sit around, always “putzing” with something whether it was cutting firewood, trimming his cedar hedges, or working on house projects. He was a do-it-yourselfer. During the summer, Bob loved riding his Sea-doo on China Lake and in the winter, you could see him riding his Ski-doo or swishing down slopes at Sunday River, in Bethel. Bob was well known around town for his bright red Dodge Ram truck with the Hemi written on the side.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years Marcia; two sons, Robert Wranosky Jr., of Wheatfield, Indiana, and Thomas (Dawn) Wranosky, of Crown Point, New York; daughter Susan McConnell (Matt), of Tallahassee, Florida; stepdaughter Melissa Richardson of West Point, Virginia; sister Catherine (Larry) Kolkowski of Sampson, Wisconsin; two brothers, Leonard (Diane) Wranosky, of Columbiaville, Michigan, and Francis (Debbie) Wranosky, of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Meghan Wranosky, Courtney Wranosky, Tyler Wranosky, Monica Black and Mark Black II; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eunice Wranosky.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences with Bob’s family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in his Bob’s name.

CLYDE F. MOSHER

VASSALBORO – Clyde F. Mosher, 91, passed away peacefully at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Clyde was born February 26, 1928, in Bristol, New Hampshire to Verne B. and Marian (Hubbard) Mosher.

He was the oldest of the three Mosher boys; Clyde, Bruce and Robert.

Clyde graduated from Bristol High School in 1945 and entered the US Army Air Force where he served with honor until August 1947.

At the Maine Veterans Home, Clyde was comforted by the caring and devoted staff. Always at his side was his wife of 48 years Elizabeth (Betty) Mosher. Betty’s daughter Donna Hadsell with husband Robert blessed Clyde with the gift of a true extended family. He’s remembered for his hard work, commitment, kindness and a sweet smile. He taught Donna how to drive a stick shift, stop on a steep hill and then start up and go over the hill just like he did through good and sometimes challenging times. Clyde loved nature, especially camping and teaching everyone in his extended family how to fish.

Clyde loved baseball, of course, the Red Sox, and he played for the Bristol team until in the summer of 19 51 when he broke a leg sliding into second base. Daughter Melanie Ann Mosher arrived in November 1951 and Clyde somehow drove to the delivery room in Franklin despite a leg cast and a blinding snowstorm. The route to Franklin he knew by heart after 10 years working as a milkman for Giles dairy delivering fresh dairy.

Customers knew Clyde as a man they could trust with open doors. Melanie and older brother Michael Mosher grew up thinking their father invented take your children to work day. Daddy frequently brought them along in the milk truck to enjoy an ice cream treat.

In Alexandria, New Hampshire, Clyde was a selectman and enjoyed one annual task: to hike Mt. Cardigan and mark the town boundary. A volunteer fireman, his garage became base for the Alexandria fire department.

Clyde’s career moved to selling insurance for John Hancock Insurance in Laconia, New Hampshire. In 1964 he became sales manager in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the family moved to North Berwick. He was promoted to district manager in Augusta, and retired in 1986. But not for long as John Hancock wanted him back to supervise instruction in Portland. In 2000 he settled in Vassalboro with Betty to pursue some fishing and their passion to provide guidance, comfort and joy to the extended family who now mourn his loss but cherish the memories.

In 2002, Clyde suffered the tragic loss of his son, Christopher Kevin Mosher, of Wells, and step-son, Michael Stevens, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, died in 2013.

Left to remember Clyde’s love are his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Mosher; Michael Mark Mosher and wife Mahdiana Badri Mosher, of Woodland Hills, California, Melanie Ann Mosher, of Key West, Florida; step children, Donna Hadsell and husband Robert, of Vassalboro, Stuart Stevens and wife JoAnn, of South Berwick, John Stevens and wife Laurraine, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, Randy Stevens and wife Jennifer, of Gonic, New Hampshire, wife of Michael Stevens, Betsy; nine grandchildren, Samy Mosher, Farid Mosher, Maryasari Mosher and husband Mohamad Alostaz, Marisa Bourget and husband Scott, De’Ana Celestino and partner Shawn Pokey, Idaiah Mosher and wife Cassie, Sydney Mosher Menard and husband Dale, Morgan Mosher, Zachary Mosher and fiancée Shelby Mahdia; eight step-grandchildren, Jim, Shelley, Stuart III, Melissa, Zachary and Max, Nicholas and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Lucy, Gavin, Abigail, Cameron, Camden, Miles; and step-great-grandchildren, Austin, Brady, Quinn, Lilly and Samuel.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Clyde’s memory to the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

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

CLARENCE SPAULDING JR.

WATERVILLE – Clarence E. Spaulding Jr., 78, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019, following battling several severe health issues, at Northern Light Inland Hospital, in Waterville. Clarence was born the son of Clarence Sr. and Virginia Spaulding on October 31, 1941, in Caratunk.

Clarence was known for his quick and sarcastic humor. He had a seemingly endless knowledge of everything, an eccentric vocabulary and conversation manor. He would read the encyclopedia for fun, draw, and could tell you every random fact about every train to ever exist. He was a member of the clan Murray Scottish society, as well as the Wiscasset Narrow Gauge Railway.

Clarence was a salesman for many years for Morgan Lumber Company and worked several years as a salesman for L’Heureux Oil Company.

Clarence was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Virginia Spaulding; son Greg Spaulding, son Scott Spaulding; and great grandchild Magnolia.

He is survived by his life partner, Vicki LaBrie; his sister Barbara J; eldest daughter Beverly Frost; son-in-law Everett Frost; son Brian Spaulding and daughter-in–law Pamela Spaulding, and his daughter-in-law Erica Spaulding; his grandchildren, Derek, Amber, Chellsye, Samantha, Jonathan, Ashley, Mary and Emma; great-grandchildren, Viola, Carter and Nathanial.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville.

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

LT. COL. JOHN W. CLARK SR.

SIDNEY – Lt. Col. John Winston Clark Sr. (MSP Ret.), 74, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, at his home in Sidney. John was born in Gardiner on December 26, 1944, the third child of Walter A. and (Eva) Janet Clark.

He graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1963 and received an A.S. degree in criminal justice and a B.S. degree in public administration from the University of Maine.

John graduated from the Maine State Police Academy in 1967 and was assigned to patrol the Damariscotta area of Troop D. He was promoted to corporal in 1973, and assigned to the traffic division at headquarters, in Augusta. He was promoted to sergeant in 1975, and assigned to chief of executive security for Governor James B. Longley. In 1979, he was promoted to lieutenant and became the commander of the traffic and safety division and also served as the liaison for the Bureau of State Police with the Maine Legislature. In 1983, he was promoted to Lt. Col., Deputy Chief of the Maine State Police. He served in that capacity for four years and retired in 1987.

In 1988, he became the executive vice president of the Maine Insurance Agents Association, in Augusta. He served in that capacity for 21 years, serving on several National Association Committees and was President of the National Independent Agents Association Executives in 2000/2001. He fully retired in September 2009.

He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing in Argyle and Rangeley. He was a member of The Masons Hermon Lodge #32, in Gardiner, SAM, West Gardiner Rod and Gun Club, Rangeley, Guides and Sportsman’s Association, Arnold Trail Sportsman’s Association, NRA, AHOG, and actively supported the Maine Special Olympics for many years. He enjoyed his time spent with Peggy at their camp in Rangeley and riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycle; particularly their trips to South Dakota and Wyoming, and the many rides with friends in the AHOG Chapter and at the State HOG Rallies. He also loved to attend the many activities of his 13 grandchildren, which ranged from dance to hockey.

John was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Herman F. Clark, and his sister, Janice Plaisted.

He is survived by his wife Peggy; his daughter, Angela Clark, of Gardiner; his son John Jr. and his wife Jill, and their four children, Kristen and her husband, Derick and their son Jacob and daughter Madeline, of Litchfield, Matthew and his fiancée, Morgan Carver, Joseph and Lillian, of West Gardiner, his youngest daughter Jenny Hickey and her husband Will, and their three sons, Nicholas Maschino, his fiancée, Sadie Gosse and their daughter MacKeil, Scott Hickey and his girlfriend, Libbie Williams, and Cody Hickey, his fiancée Mikaela Sleeper and their daughters, Delanie and Addison, all of West Gardiner; his stepson Benjamin Foster and his wife Karen, and their children Madison, Lily and Ben, of Waterville, and his stepson, Jared Foster and his wife Lisa, and their three children Jenessa, Jaxson and Easton, of Palmyra.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the AMVETS@National Service Foundation, PO Box 96175, Washington, DC 20090-613.

MARY C. GOTT

FAIRFIELD – Mary Catherine Gott, 77, passed away peacefully at home, following a brief illness, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Born July 27, 1942, in New Haven, Connecticut, Mary was the daughter of Gerald and Muriel (Hill) Cremin.

She attended New Haven area schools, and moved to Richmond in 1976.

In the 1980s, Mary spent her workdays running the family fish market, Salt Waterville Seafood, in Fairfield. In the 1990s, they sold the market and Mary went to work at Marden’s, in Waterville. She retired from Marden’s in 2013.

Mary made friends everywhere she went and was known for being just as feisty and fun-loving, as she was generous and kindhearted. She loved going for motorcycle rides with George. They spent many summers at Abenaki Campground and at York County Campground. Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post #14, in Fairfield, and a longtime supporter of the Humane Society Waterville Area. Mary and George were longtime members of the Maine Academy of Country Music and enjoyed many Country Sunday’s with friends and family.

Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband, George; her grandson Richard “RJ” Costa, of Vermont; and her brother, Jeremiah “Jay” Cremin, of Belchertown, Massachusetts.

She is survived by daughter Constance Costa of Branford, Connecticut; daughter Diane (Willis) Carter, of Minneola, Florida; son Norman (Kimberly) Ambrose, of Auburn; stepson Michael Gott, of Waterville; stepdaughter Debra (Dean) Billings, of Pittsfield; grandchildren James Ambrose, of New Britain, Connecticut, James Groves, Kristifer Groves, Dylan (Amber) Ambrose, and Justin Ambrose, of Maine; seven great-grandchildren.

Mary had requested the family forego a funeral and instead “throw (her) a party.” Family and friends are invited to Grover Hinkley American Legion Post #14, 86 Upper Main St, Fairfield, ME, on Saturday, November 23, from noon to six p.m., for live music and light refreshments.

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

McKENZIE M. HAVER

WATERVILLE – McKenzie Meghan Haver, 20, from Waterville, passed away unexpectedly at Maine Mdical Center, in Portland, on Friday, November 4, 2019, from a Congenital Heart condition. Born May 4, 1999, in Belfast, she was the daughter of Michelle (Pearse) Kelley and Steven Haver. She graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China.

To her family she was Lulu and to everyone she was a fighter. Behind that sweet smile and quiet manner was a sarcastic, witty sense of humor that came out of nowhere and caused one to sit back and wonder what just happened and when it would happen next. She accepted and faced the challenges of her medical conditions, but refused to accept their limitations.Her biggest accomplishment was being a mother to her little boy, she loved every moment of it. He stole her heart and was her entire world.

McKenzie is survived by her mother and bonus dad Michelle and John Kelley; father Steven Haver; significant other Austin Ayotte; son Jaxon Ayotte; brother Justin Haverand sister-in-law Amber Fuller; sister Domonique Haver and brother-in-law Kyle Stetson; sister Kayleigh Haver; bonus siblings, Acadia, Kineo and Camden; nieces Hayley and Kamryn; nephew Aidyn; In-laws Patrick and Sharon Ayotte and Robert and Barbie Petkers; grandparents Paul and Alice PearseAnderson, Dakota Flagg and Laura and Ed Heroux.

A celebration of life will be held November 11, 2019, at noon, at Governor’s, in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to help pay for funeral expenses and for her young son, Jaxon. Donations can be made via: Michelle Kelley, PO Box 476, Gardiner, ME 04345, or Go Fund Me or in person at her celebration of life.

SARAH C. BEAN

SIDNEY – Sarah C. Bean, 92, of Sidney, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, following a brief illness. Sarah was born in Effingham, New Hamp­shire, on September 3, 1927, to Charles and Viola Clark.

Her father passed when Sarah was only eight years old and his death was a defining moment in her life, causing her to have great compassion for those who faced similar loss. She and her two siblings continued to live in her beloved home in Freedom, New Hampshire, until her teenage years when her mother married Merle Thompson and she moved to East Dixfield. After graduating from high school at Wilton Academy, she spent three years studying at Providence Bible Institute, in Providence, Rhode Island. At PBI, her strong faith was cemented as she trained to study and teach the Word of God.

Sarah married Charles E. Bean on September 10, 1948, and eagerly adjusted to life as a farmer’s wife. She became active at West Sidney Baptist Church, serving and teaching Sunday School, Daily Vacation Bible School, and Bible studies. Through all the days of her life, she continued teaching Scripture and most recently had an active Bible study in her home.

From the time she went to first grade, Sarah always wanted to be a teacher. She began working toward her teaching degree in 1966, taking a few credit hours at a time. Sarah began her teaching career on a provisional certificate and graduated from University of Maine in 1973 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught at Mount Vernon Elementary School for 20 years, and after retiring, she taught grandchildren and great grandchildren at “Gramma’s School.”

She is survived by her four children, Edward Bean and wife Donna, of Sidney, Ruth Brendle and husband Dave, of Sanford, Florida, Calvin Bean and wife Penny, of Sidney, and Charlene and husband Howard, of Sutton, Massachusetts; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, as well as a sister-in law, Marion Bean, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased in death by her husband of 51 years, her brother, Robert Sullivan, and her sister, Cora Crockett.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta.

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

In lieu of flowers, her family would welcome your written memories.

LUCINDA L. FRANKENFIELD

Lucinda Lee Frankenfield, 78, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, following a long illness.

Lucinda (Cindy) was born on Feb­ruary 12, 1941, in Bos­ton, Massa­­chusetts, to Evelyn Byrd (Lee) and Har­old Doe, Sr.

She attended Waterville schools as a child, Coburn Classical Institute and graduated from Winslow High School in 1960.

Cindy was a homemaker for a large part of her life and her family meant everything to her. She was a wonderful mother who showed her love in many caring ways. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her special lemon-mint iced tea every summer. She hosted many dinners and family get togethers and enjoyed making the holidays special.

She was so very proud of her children and grandchildren and was always interested in all that was happening in their lives. You could not ask for a better grandmother and Mom.

Later in her life, she worked for several home health care organizations and took care of the needs of many elderly people. She had her own private clients as well, and enjoyed her work immensely. Cindy’s clients loved her as she took good care of them and truly cared for them. This career was a perfect choice for Cindy, as it was fulfilling and she could continue to nurture and care for others.

Cindy loved the Lord and enjoyed going to church and singing in the choir. She attended both China Baptist Church and the South China Community Church over the years. She instilled her love for God in her children and brought them to church at a young age.

She is survived by two daughters; Mary Ann Bolduc and husband Gary, of China, Liana Stanhope and husband Jeffrey, of Bangor, and son David Frankenfield and wife Jill, of Albion; grandchildren, Jacob Frankenfield and wife Sierra, Jonathan Stanhope, Nicholas Stanhope, and Allison Frankenfield.

She was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Lee Doe, and two brothers, Harold Doe Jr. and Randolph M. Doe.

There will be a celebration of Cindy’s life on November 16, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Knox Ridge Baptist Church, in Knox.

Please consider donations to the Dementia Society of America and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Obituaries for Thursday, November 7, 2019

ERNEST P. O’CONNOR JR.

OAKLAND – Ernest Patrick O’Connor Jr. “Peter,” 59, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Waterville. Peter was born in Augusta on January 4, 1960.

He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and friends and took pride in taking care of his buddy Myrtle, the turtle that he rescued years ago.
Pete was a funny, fun loving guy who will be missed by many. Funeral services have yet to be decided at this time.

He was predeceased by his father Ernest O’Connor, his sister Julie O’Connor and his Uncle Ed Spaulding, who was very special to him.

He is survived by his son John Roy (who was his greatest accomplishment in life) and wife Katie; one grandson Brady Roy, all of Arundel; mother Loretta Rabassa, of Fairfield; one brother John O’Connor, of Waterville; three sisters, Diana Savage and husband Todd Savage, of Oakland, Nancy Wood, of China, and Vicki Tourtelotte, of Jackman; along with the Spaulding side of the family whom he loved and spent a lot of time with, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

OMER R. DUGUAY

VASSALBORO – Omer “Babe” R. Duguay, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born in Winslow on August 12, 1936, to John and Anne (Joseph) Duguay.

He attended Winslow schools, then worked at Morneau’s Lumber Yard, in East Vassalboro.

He married the former Norma Schofield, from Rockland, in the fall of 1972. They lived in Rockland and owned a grocery store and a Chinese Restaurant. After Norma’s death, Babe moved back to Winslow to be near his family. He then met Virginia Spaulding, who was his partner for 12 years. She took very good care of him during his illness.

Babe enjoyed attending Mass every Sunday at the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, in Waterville, with his brothers. After Mass, they would go for coffee to spend quality time together. He was a fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed family gatherings and had a great sense of humor. He loved telling stories about his younger days. He had a creative mind and stayed busy with personal projects.

Babe is survived by Virginia Spaulding, of Vassalboro; siblings, Al “Toni” Duguay, of Fairfield, John (Nancy) Duguay, of Skowhegan, Theresa Plante, of Waterville, Joe Duguay, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry (Faylene) Duguay, of Winslow, Lorraine (Don) Reny ,of Winslow; sister-in-law, Cecile Gagnon, of Waterville; cousins, Anita LaForest, Linda Vashon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father; mother; wife, Norma; three brothers, Donald, Omar, Edmond; and three sisters, Evelyn, Jeanne, and Van.

Per his request, there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow, followed by interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Omer’s memory to Blessed Sacrament, 100 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

DENNIS R. WESTON

NORTH VASSALBORO – Dennis R. Weston, 67, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019,at his home, in North Vassalboro. He was born February 12, 1952, in Waterville, the son of Hermon and Darolyn Weston.

He graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1972 and attended Kennebec Valley Community College, in Fairfield. On April 24, 1992, he married the former Rhonda Roux, in Waterville. Dennis was employed for many years at Mid-State Machine, in Winslow. He enjoyed music, wood working, and gardening.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Rhonda (Roux) Weston, of North Vassalboro; two sons, Joseph and girlfriend Samantha Mason, of Vassalboro, Ryan Pleau and partner, Tiana Ireland, of Vassalboro; mother, Darolyn Weston, of Benton; three sisters, Patricia Withee, of Benton, Karen Wright and husband Chester, of Belgrade, Lori McIntosh and husband Tim, of Belgrade; five brothers, Robert Lancaster and wife Julie, of Clinton, Craig Lancaster and wife Pam, of Oakland, Dana Weston and wife Theresa, of Waterville, Kevin Weston and wife Debra, of Belgrade, Malcolm Weston and wife Sarah, of Oakland; father-in-law, Robert Roux, of Vassalboro; sister-in-law, Robin Regan, of Lisbon; brother-in-law, Randall Roux and wife Irene, of Famingdale; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in his memory to a charity of choice.

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

DAVID R. COUTURIER

FAIRFIELD — David R “Cahtoot” Couturier, 67, passed peacefully in his Lazy Boy recliner on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

He graduated from Waterville High School in 1970.

David spent 43 years working at the Kennebec Water District and was a core member of the Spencer Bay Fishing Gang.

He is survived by his father, Leon and his wife Diane Couturier; his wife, Shelley (Joseph) Couturier; his three children, Scott and his wife Leslie Couturier, Bill Maheu, and Darcy and her husband Stephen Corcoran; his grandchildren, Josh, Jordan, Katie, Willy, Mitchell, Brady, Thomas, and Nicolas; his great-grandchild, Madeline; his brothers, Lee and Danny Couturier, his sisters, Diane Drapeau and Danielle Hajj; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Travis Mills Foundation, 1002 Watson Pond Rd., Rome, ME 04963.

THOMAS F. BIRMINGHAM

WINDSOR — Thomas F. Birmingham, 67, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 25, 2019. He was born in Belfast on February 1, 1952, the son of Leo V. and Alma F. (Colby) Birmingham.

Thomas was a 1970 graduate of Belfast High School and a 1974 graduate of the University of Southern Maine. He pursued graduate studies at American University, in Washington, DC.

A passionate educator, Thomas taught at Brunswick Junior High School before working as an education consultant for the state of Maine Department of Education, recognized with a National Outstanding Young Educator award. He moved on to be the director of Midcoast School of Technology and United Technologies Center. He taught courses as an itinerant professor at the University of Southern Maine for 30 years. He retired from the state of Maine in 2014, spending 10 years with the Secretary of State’s Office as a staff development specialist.

As an EMT, Thomas spent many years in service to Windsor Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department and assisted with the training of firefighters statewide with the Maine State Fire Academy.

He was elected selectman for the town of Windsor and was a member and former chairman of RSU #12 School Board. He loved volunteering as bus monitor for RSU #12, known endearingly as “Mr. Thom” on the Pre-K bus runs.

Thomas was a communicant of Saint Michael’s Parish, former member and Past Grand Knight of the Father John M. Anderson Council Knights of Columbus of St. Andrew’s Church, a member of Canabas Council #1299 Knights of Columbus, of Gardiner; and a 4th Degree member of Major Sayward N. Hall Assembly # 340 Knights of Columbus, of Rockland.

Thomas enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, and anytime “upta” camp with the Birminghams. There was nothing he loved more than spending time with family and being outdoors. He will be remembered for his hearty laughter, adventurous spirit, good nature, and eagerness to always lend a helping hand, an encouraging word, or a listening ear. He is loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Thomas was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Alma Birmingham, and dear sister, Anne Elizabeth Birmingham.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Angela (Piselli) Birmingham, of Windsor; a son Joshua Birmingham and his wife Maria, of Farmington; a daughter Erin Birmingham and her husband Sean Vaillancourt, of Phippsburg; two step-daughters Heather Hopkins, of Augusta, and Michele Dunn and her husband Matthew, of Lisbon Falls; his older brother Wilbur Birmingham and his wife Sylvia, of Rockland; his younger brother John Birmingham and his wife Pagan, of Old Town; grandchildren Abby and Reed Hopkins, Charlotte and Amelia Dunn and Kellan and Keane Birmingham; his mother-in-law Constance Piselli, of Augusta; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 41 Western Ave., Augusta. Burial will be held at a later date.

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

Memorial donations are preferred to St. Michael School, 56 Sewall St., Augusta, M#E 04330, or Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, c/o MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-9828, or Windsor Volunteer Fire & Rescue, PO Box 181, Windsor, ME 04363.

PATRICIA FECTEAU

WATERVILLE — Patricia Fecteau, 75, of Waterville passed unexpectedly on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, from complications of previous illnesses. Patricia was born in Augusta on March 15, 1944, the daughter of Jack and Mary Louise (Bouget) Porter.

Patricia attended and graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta. Patricia married Carlton Fecteau and they made their home in Waterville. She attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, in Waterville .

She was self employed as a housekeeper for multiple local families and businesses for nearly 40 years. Patricia was the President of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Waterville Elks Club. She loved to clean, shop, dance, dine out and take rides to the coast. She was a people person who truly enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She was the center of her family.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Louise (Bouget) Porter; and her husband, Carlton W. Fecteau, married 40 years.

Patricia is survived by her son, Ross Chabot and wife Julie, of Winslow. Two daughters, Tara Fecteau and her life partner Harold Ringuette, of Vassalboro, and Arlene Johns and husband Travis, of Waterville, as well as granddaughter Cierra; Cousins Jeannie Fritz, Ollie Bouget, Cecile Bouget and several others.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.

GEORGE J. RODRIGUE

WATERVILLE – George J. Rodrigue, 74, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born March 28, 1945, in Waterville, the son of Charles E. and Marie Dora (Vigue) Rodrigue.

He was a lineman for AT&T and managed a boarding home in North Carolina.

George is survived by his long-time companion, Bonnie Frappier, of Sidney; niece, Jo Roderick, of Waterville, nephew, Charles Roderick, of Norridgewock.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Marie Dora Rodrigue; brother, Everett C. Roderick.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in George’s memory to St. John Catholic School, 15 South Garand St., Winslow, ME 04901.

TIMOTHY JOLICOEUR

WATERVILLE – Timothy “Tim” Jolicoeur, 78, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Tim was born in Waterville on April 10, 1941, to the late Alphonse and Dorothy (Dion) Jolicoeur.

He attended the Waterville schools.

At a young age Tim opened his first auto shop doing everything from auto body work to auto sales. Tim’s true passion was antique cars. He was an antique car enthusiast! Tim enjoyed working on the cars from start to finish. Once he was done one car, he would immediately be on the lookout for his next project! His love and passion for antique cars led him to opening an antique car show room and restoration shop right in central Maine. Tim was also one of the founders and president of the S.M.F. Auto Club.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carmaline; his parents; and brothers, Stanley “Ace” and James.

Tim is survived by his sisters, Ruth Anne Jolicoeur, of Thomaston, and Janice Holbrook, of Machias; his sons, Darrick Jolicoeur and his wife Gail, of Etna, Dennis Spaulding and his wife Rose, of Vassalboro, David Spaulding, of Oakland, and Daniel Spaulding and his wife Joyce, of Winslow, his daughter, Debbie Campbell, of Salem Township; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at Dennis and Rose’s home at 244 Main St., Vassalboro. Antique cars are extremely welcomed!

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

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

JOSEPH G. LAPOINTE

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joseph Gerard Herman Lapointe, 89, died peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019. Born in Winslow, on August 28, 1930, he was a son of the late Albert and Marie-Anna (Jacques) Lapointe.

At the age of 17 he joined the greatest generation and proudly served 26 years in the United States Air Force. Joe served his country during the Occupation of Japan, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be missed by his wife, Faye L. Lapointe; children, Ann Lapointe Thon (Joe), Kathryn Lapointe King (Jim), Greg A. Lapointe (Celeste), Josy Lapointe Johnson (Jeff); stepchildren, Jill Waugh, Jonathon Alsop (Sheleagh); 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters.

He was predeceased by his oldest son, Norman G. Lapointe; and his brother, Donald Lapointe.

There will be a private family burial with full military honors at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com

In lieu of flowers please give to the charity of your choice

VINCENT E. TSCHAMLER

CHELSEA — Vincent “Vinnie” Emery Tschamler, 79, died Monday, October 28, 2019. He was born in Augusta, May 21, 1940, the son of Adelaide Doyle and Joseph Tschamler (Arda and Gramp).

Vinnie graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1959. He played three sports and was a star basketball player. He enjoyed boating, going to sporting events and spending time with his family and friends, his caretaker, Polly and his dog, Jake. Vinnie served in the Peace Corp from 1961-1963 and the U.S. Army from 1965-1967.

Vinnie worked at Fort Western Tire Company, in Augusta, in the early 1970s then spent much of his career at Digital Corporation, in Augusta. After retiring, he enjoyed volunteering at Togus VA, the soup kitchen and was an active member of St. Marks Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal, in Augusta.

Vinnie was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Mary Jo Stafford.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Tschamler; his brother, Joseph “Pete” and wife, Allene Tschamler; his son, Taff and his wife, Wendy Bradley Tschamler; his daughters Christine and husband Joel Cummings, Debbie Patterson and Hans Peaslee, and Tabitha and husband Greg Hanna; his grandchildren, Justin, Megan, Vivian, Wyatt, Ainslie, Noah, Brody; his great-grandchildren, Xylin and Jaycee; his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church in Vinnie’s name.